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On a roll

Now that my first week of workouts and running is complete, what about my weekends?  I woke up this morning with an urge to workout.  That made me happy. So I looked up jump rope workouts online and found a cool one at fitnessblackandwhite.com.  It’s interval training and went like this:

3 minute easy warm up
30 sec rest
30 sec fast paced jump
30 sec rest
45 sec fast paced jump
30 sec rest
1 minute fast paced jump

Repeat 2 more times, but with 30 sec rests and 1 minute fast paced  jumps.

I muscled through it and I found my rest periods were longer than they should have been. But I felt good after I was done.  One more day to complete my first full week of working out. Until then!

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The trail we blazed

What a wonderful way to spend a day!  Hiking on the Santiago Trail. It was beautiful and fun and I can’t wait to go back. My sisters, brother and mother, plus all of our kids went on a hike to celebrate one of my niece’s birthday. It was nice to see them “unplug” and just
enjoy nature. And it was especially nice to have them want to explore beyond what we had planned for the day. This is something I will be making a big part of my weekend routine.

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Santiago Trail

Gotta go, as I am typing this post from the treadmill at the gym. Now that’s my kind of multitasking! Until next time!

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What a surprise!!

Last night my family and I went to the gym to get in a little workout.  It was nice because I had been away for so long.  When I got home I decided to weigh myself just to do it.  -6 lbs since last week.  And I was not juicing last week like I am this week.  That was encouraging.   So it was real easy to stay on track this morning, even while cooking up some delicious smelling oatmeal pancakes for the kids.  Again, no carrots (farmer’s market is not until later today) so I whipped up the following smoothie:

1 cup organic OJ

1/2 banana

1/2 ruby red grapefruit

5 frozen strawberries

1 cup frozen spinach

1 + 1/2 cups European Blend salad

1 cup water

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

The yield was almost 3 cups smoothie and was very delicious and held me up to my snack which was an avocado with a pinch of coarse kosher salt and paprika.  mmmmm!!

What’s so great about where I’m at now is getting past the whole “feeling grumpy” stage and that’s probably because I got rid of alot of process foods.  I am still drinking my coffee in the morning and decaf teas during the day.  I don’t want to part with the ol’ cup of joe and my skin doesn’t seem to be suffering from it and the 2 teas I am drinking lately are chamomile and a really good french verbena someone at work brought in for the office.

The biggest change in terms of what I have cut out or reduced consumption of is less meat, wheat and dairy and that has made all the difference when it comes to my skin. Even more than wearing gloves when washing dishes!

So my plan this weekend is to prepare my juicing ingredients, smoothie ingredients and recipes as well as make some soups this weekend in preparation for the following week.  My mini goal for the remainder of this week is to workout 2 more times.  I’ll keep you posted!

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