I have been eating out way too much lately.
Don’t even get me started on my alcohol consumption over Halloweekend. However, life is short, and I refuse to not enjoy every moment of it! So what if I sipped a little too much this weekend? Instead of complaining about it, I balance it out with new workouts and clean eating during the remainder of the week. And then all is right in Xtina land.
Complete Circuit 1 three times. Repeat with Circuits 2 and 3, with a 1-2 minute break between each circuit.
|Jump Squat||15||Body weight|
|Squat Thrust Deadlift||15||15 lb. dumbbells|
|Single-arm swings||15||15 lb. dumbbells|
|Plank with Reverse Row||15 each arm||10-15 lb. dumbbells|
|Lunge with Bicep Curl||15 alternating legs||10-15 lb. dumbbells|
|Mountain Climbers||45 seconds||Body weight|
|Bridge with Exercise Ball||20||Exercise Ball||Place soles of feet on the top of exercise ball, then lift pelvis up and control it down.|
|Plank||45 seconds||Body weight|
|Romanian Deadlifts||15||10-15 lb. dumbbells|
|Overhead Press||15||10-15 lb. dumbbells|
|Jump Rope||60 seconds||Jump rope||Can substitute with jumping jacks|
By the third set of each circuit, we were miserable. Once we completed all 9 circuits, we were groaning, but both agreed that it was an excellent workout, for cardio and strength.
Thank goodness I had just worked on my biceps – this branch was beastly! (So was my hair after the gym, but hey…)
Brussels sprouts are incredibly easy to make. Just 5 simple ingredients will make delicious roasted sprouts: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Of course you can add more, but why mess with nature too much? We used this recipe, but roasted them a bit longer so they’d have a nice crispy outer layer.
At the gym, do you prefer cardio or strength training? I love running outdoors but definitely prefer strength training. It does wonders for my metabolism and I get to hang out near the boys at the gym. Any talk about “bulking up” drives me absolutely crazy– 10 to 20 lb. weights a couple times a week are not going to make a woman bigger. We do not have enough testosterone for this. And on that note, STRONG OVER SKINNY!!!
What’s your favorite fall vegetable? BEETS!!!