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Noodle Legs

Hey there! Did you have a great weekend? Mine was busy, but good!

Saturday, I went down to Branson for an oil change and shopping adventure.  I had a 20% off coupon for Maurice’s, plus two full $10 off punch cards! I got two pair of work pants that fit perfectly, two work shirts, a necklace, a bling ring, and a cute dress to wear out for Chris’s birthday! Smile  All for $80 less than it should have!

Sunday was my normal grocery/laundry day, and I also got in a quick 20 minute workout on the treadmill. (For some great motivational tips to get yourself running, check out this post by Tina.)

Today after work, I had planned to run, but I got to talking to my momma on the phone and lost track of time. At 10 ‘til 6, I got off the phone and thought to myself that I didn’t have time to run and shower, but I could get in a strength/toning workout real quick and not have to shower since I wouldn’t get sweaty and gross… That’s what I thought.

I pulled some moves from this workout from fitnessmagazine.com, and now my legs feel like noodles! I only did one set of each because of time. I did the Fly Away (10 reps), In-and-Out Lunge (10 reps), Ski Boot Sit (10 reps), Duck Squat (10 reps), Side Shaper (1 rep), Crunch and Lift (20 reps), and Upside-Down Crunch (5 reps).

If you’re looking for a good leg/butt workout, try this out! It also has abs moves thrown in as an added bonus.

It’s bedtime over here, but let me know if you try out this workout!

 

Also, Cassie at Back to Her Roots is celebrating her 1 year blog birthday and is having some awesome contests to celebrate. Go check her out!

 

Amber

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Weekly Workout Wrapup

I’m happy to report that I was slightly more active this week! I’m making an effort to do something every day, but not getting too bummed out if I miss a day.

Here’s what happened this week:

  • Sunday 7/24: 20 minutes on treadmill (steady state) plus weights:
    • Single Arm Dumbell Extensions- 10 at 5lbs, 7 at 10 lbs, 3 at 5lbs
    • Dumbell Curls- 2 sets of 10 at 10lbs
    • Tricep Kickbacks- 10 at 10 lbs
    • Hammer Curls- 5 at 10 lbs
    • Upright Rows- 10 at 10 lbs
    • Single-Arm Dumbell Rows- 10 at 10 lbs
    • Bent Over Rows- 10 at 10 lbs
  • Monday 7/25: 15 minutes on treadmill (hard and fast, I didn’t have much time)
  • Tuesday 7/26: none
  • Wednesday 7/27: none
  • Thursday 7/28: none
  • Friday 7/29: I put on my workout clothes, but never made it to the treadmill.
  • Saturday 7/30: 20 minute run/walk on the treadmill

What did you do this week?

 

Amber

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It’s Been A While…

Since I had an iced latte from Starbucks…

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Since I’ve had pants that aren’t too big

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Since I saw raindrops on my windshield…

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Since it’s been under 95 degrees in the middle of the afternoon…

77 degrees

Since I’ve been on the treadmill (okay, only a few days)…

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But not since we had tacos!!!

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This was my Saturday, hope yours has been fantastic as well!

 

Amber

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Weekly Workout Wrapup

This is a recap of what I did this week to get up and get moving! Sadly, since this week was quite busy, I only worked out on the weekend.  I did pump some iron this weekend though!

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  • Sunday 7/17: 20 minutes on the treadmill
  • Monday 7/18: None.
  • Tuesday 7/19: None.
  • Wednesday 7/20: None.
  • Thursday 7/21: None.
  • Friday 7/22: None.
  • Saturday 7/23: Hills on the treadmill—I pushed a button on our treadmill and let it tell me what to do. It kicked my booty!! I also strength trained with the following:
    • Stability Ball Dumbell Press- 2 sets of 10 at 10lbs each
    • Single Leg Calf Raises- 2 sets of 10 each leg; one set no weight, second set 10lbs strapped around each ankle
    • Donkey Kicks- 2 sets of 10 each leg at 10 lbs each
    • Ab Burnout: Alternating V-Ups (10 each side), Knee Tucks (20), Side Bends (10 each side), Ball Crunches (20)

What did you do this week to be active?

 

Amber

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Weekly Workout Wrapup

Hey there! Another week down, another weekly workout wrapup for you!

This week wasn’t the best as far as real workouts are concerned, but I did do a lot of physical activity at work—a vast improvement over the amount I was getting at desk jobs!

  • Sunday 7/3: 20 minutes on treadmill (alternated walking/jogging)
  • Monday 7/4: Unloaded and sorted pallets at work for about 6 hours—I’ll count that as cardio and a total body strength workout!
  • Tuesday 7/5: None.
  • Wednesday 7/6: None.
  • Thursday 7/7: None.
  • Friday 7/8: walked for about 6 hours combined at work, plus 20 minutes on treadmill (alternated walking/jogging)
  • Saturday 7/9: Errands and laundry—my legs were sore from Friday.

What did you do this week to move and be active? Any workout victories out there?

 

Amber

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Weekly Workout Wrapup

Hey there, hope you’re having a great holiday weekend!

Its time for my weekly workout wrapup. This is a look back at what I did this week to get in exercise and work my body. Click for last week’s wrapup.

Sunday 6/26: None.

Monday 6/27: Pumped Iron – curls, triceps extensions, chest press, flies, and rows

Tuesday 6/28: Shopping counts, right? 😉

Wednesday 6/29: Lake day, we were active all day swimming and playing on the seadoo

Thursday 6/30: 30 Minutes Pilates – belly, butt, thighs

Friday 7/1: Walked 30 minutes.

Saturday 7/2: Upper Body Workout: 2 sets of 12 reps for each exercise (and each arm where applicable)

  • Seated dumbbell Press: 5lbs/10lbs
  • Flat Bench dumbbell Press: 5lbs/10lbs
  • Single Arm Rows: 5lbs/10lbs
  • Standing dumbbell Hammer Curls: 5lbs/10lbs <–I struggled with the last few of these probably beyond “working to failure”.
  • Single Arm Triceps Extensions: No weight/5lbs

I should have done more cardio this week, but as we know, I hate running!  haha I’m really focusing on toning up though, so I think I did pretty darn good this week on that!

What did you do this week to get in some exercise?

Amber

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Tuesday Tea

Today was one of those random days, where we did absolutely nothing but were gone all day so we must have done something, right?

Chris snapped this pic with his new phone this morning before we left.

First, we went to lunch at McAlister’s, so that Boyfriend could have sweet tea. I had the most delicious, fresh tasting, burn my mouth off salad! It was the Sweet Chipotle Chicken Salad, minus the tortilla strips and tortilla chips. I love that they serve the dressing on the side, because I can add the amount I want. The dressing is a Fat-Free Chipotle Peach, which is the perfect combo of sweet with a spicy after-kick! At first it doesn’t seem so spicy but, after eating an entire salad worth, my mouth was on fire! The salad was mixed baby greens and romaine, with tiny diced up cucumbers and tomatoes, and grilled chicken. I will definitely have that again!

Chris had sweet tea half a McAlister’s Club and bowl of potato soup, and said that was really good too!

After lunch we went to Springfield to mosey around. We decided to go look for shirts for me to wear to work, since I have a very specific color and style of shirts I will be allowed to wear, and comfy black shoes since I’ll be working 12 hour shifts. 

First stop was Marshalls, where I tried to convince Chris we should buy a super cute doggie bed, so we’d have to get a puppy… I failed, haha! We went to Best Buy after that to try to find him a mounting bracket for his truck for his phone that didn’t require suctioning to the window, sticking to the dash, or clipping in a vent… Yeah, those don’t exist!

I found the perfect shoes for work, at Shoe Carnival. They feel like I’m walking on gel, literally! I found them for $20 cheaper at Wal-Mart though, so I’ll be picking them up there.

After that we ended up at Target to look for super specific shirts, which they didn’t have. We DID find Chris’s mounting bracket though! It’s made to be a suction type, but its small enough that it fits into this random rectangular cutout his truck has in the dash.  After that, we found this super cool umbrella for the back deck. It’s the offset kind that the base sits in one place but the umbrella hangs wherever you want it to! It matches our house and décor perfectly, too.

We just finished eating dinner: grilled onion spiked hamburgers, fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, and steamed cabbage. 

 

The cabbage was super yummy and super easy:

Start with one head of cabbage.

 

Chop it up, and toss it in a huge skillet that’s lightly sprayed with Pam.

 

Season it with pretty much whatever you want (we used garlic salt and Nature’s Seasoning) then put the lid on it and cook it over medium heat.

 

Stir it every couple of minutes, and add a little water if you need to so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.

Once its soft, eat up!

 

Backtrack to last night… I told you I was going to pump some iron, which I debated actually doing after I signed off.  After a short debate with myself, I said, “Suck it up and do it, it’ll only take a few minutes!”   I decided to do upper body, and did 2 sets of 10 reps of each of the following:

  • Bicep Curls
  • Triceps Extensions
  • Chest Presses
  • Supine Flies
  • Bent Over Rows

I used a weight heavy enough make the last three reps tough and that I feel a good soreness today!

I also made the mushroom pizzas from BodyRock.tv, with a few modifications, so I think I’ll actually post what I did for you (just not tonight).

We rented a movie from Red Box, so time to watch that and snuggle on the couch!

I’ll leave you with the pics I took of the field across from our house. The entire field was filled with these blue flowers that had just bloomed!

Amber

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