I have barely gotten the chance to run during this long New England winter. Last week was the only consistent week so far. Shawn works long hours and my girls are not big fans of the cold. I've been keeping fit mainly using workouts from bodyrock.tv. I have mentioned that site already and I definately will again because I love those workouts, they are quick, intense, and really concentrate on interval training and functional conditiong. I am a big fan of both. I will continue doing those workouts 4-6 days a week with my half training. I have also been doing stairs, high knees, jumping jacks, and using my inviscible jump rope (seriously) to get in a little extra cardio. Oh ya and I throw in a little Jillian(Michaels) every now and again too. I feel like all of this has really helped me keep in great shape...oh ya and I can do more push-ups than ever before. boo ya.
I will now leave you with my favorite exercise (I'll even do one and pretend you can see me) and a couple of recipes.
Favorite Exercise: Full Burpee with Push-up
- Stand with feet together hip distance apart
- Lower your body to the floor
- Quickly punch your legs back behind you into a push-up position
- Perform a push-up
- Then, draw you legs back underneath your hips and explode upward in the air
- Land with your knees soft and immediately go into your next repetition
I made these yummy carrot waffles for my girls for breakfast this week and they have eaten them the past couple days. I think they would even be better with a scoop of vanilla protein powder.
Carrot Cake Waffles
1 Cup flour
1/2 Cup of oats
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 heaping teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 Cup of grated/pureed carrot ( I used pureed baby food carrots.ha)
1/4 Cup applesauce
1/4 Cup maple syrup
1/4 Cup of milk (I used vanilla soymilk)
2 tbs flax combined with 6 Tablespoons of water (or 1/4 C of egg whites)
Combine it all, cook, and enjoy with some pure maple syrup or a little whipped cream!
What is your favorite exercise?