Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Chocolate Diet

Prevention Magazine posted a cute article saying those who eat chocolate a couple times a week have a lower BMI than those who don't and the chocolate eaters actually consume more calories. Chocolate (in moderation) really does help your metabolism. Love it!

Study by The University of California, San Diego

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Breaking out of the Winter Blahs

I keep watching for the snow to melt and praying I can keep a good attitude until it does!
Au Pair Care had a great article on how to beat the winter blahs.
The boys and I are turning the music loud and dancing and popping lots of Vitamin D pills to get through this winter.
How do you keep yourself happy when it's depressing outside?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Quitter

This morning was my last class at Smithfield Rec. I feel sad to leave those cute ladies, but I am just going too fast and in too many directions. Do any of you feel like you just have to slow down or you're going to miss out on the important things?

Here is the fun workout we did.

Plate push across the gym floor, run stairs, calf raises (40), push plate back, up the stairs backwards
Plie holding plate (25-35 pound plates)
Frontal raise with plate
Lunges across gym and back (we did knee up going and glute press coming)
Pullup and pushup (12-20 of each)

Repeat through entire workout 4 times.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fun Workout

This morning's workout was fun and hard. Loved it!

Warm-up

Do the following exercises in a circuit, 7 rounds of with 20-15-10-5-10-15-20 reps.

Plie (with jump to middle)
Upright row, flip weight over, overhead press
Lunge with back leg on ball
Pushup and knee pull-in with toes on ball
Dead Lift
Bent-over Row
Box Jumps
Tricep Dips

Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Beach Runs

Had a fabulous vacation with my boys at Newport Beach. My beach runs each morning were definitely a highlight. I'd sprint past people, kicking up sand, and saying, "Sorry, I'm used to 4800 feet elevation." I am seriously going to run my next marathon at sea level.