Sunday, January 4, 2015

Work it Out Wednesday: Week 10

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Hi gang!

I hope all of you had a lovely holiday with loved ones. I sure did! A recap of the holidays is coming soon for those who may care to read it, but for now let's focus on the flab.

I am so excited to reset starting on 1/2/15. My co-workers and I are doing the Whole30 Program to reset and get rid of the gunk for 30 days. I'm sad to say that I think it will be hard for me, which is ridiculous when you think about it. It's just food and drinks, after all! My social life just needs to shift for 30 days, and in January, one of the coldest and non-social months in Chicago, I think I should be OK. No, I know I will be OK. Plus, I have the help of my co-workers and the support of my husband and family so it will be just fine.

I've been running a few times while in Austin and it was delightful to hit the pavement in warmer weather. They were slow runs, but something is better than nothing!

One day over my little holiday break was too cold to get in my run but I had some dumbbells and a little bit of time to try a little workout. I started to do my own thing at first, got bored with my own ideas and sought out my Pinterest board. Here's what I did...

Weekly disclaimer:
Remember what I said about my lack of qualifications? Please keep in mind that I am aware that I am chubby and have no fitness/nutrition authority. I'm just trying to spread some wellness love as I fight the battle to live well myself.

Weekly Workout:


How I made it harder: I did some stuff before I did this quick little workout, including planks, sit-ups, Super Mans, squats, lunges, arm exercises, etc. Then I did the above workout at the max listed in the rep count. During the dead lifts I added upright rows. I should have done another round or two of the whole thing, but I just ate lunch and didn't want to feel sick lol! Hey, I didn't say I was committing a huge amount of time to workout over the holidays, but I wanted to do something at least four of the seven days! I'm happy to say that I did!
Overall impression: This was a nice quick way to feel like I did something.
Sweat factor (on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is when I look like I just got out of the shower): Since I was doing other things for about 10-15 minutes before I did this, I ended up at about a 3.
How I felt when it was over: Happy I did something, but disappointed in myself that I didn't do more.
Would I do it again? Absolutely, but this is something that I would do with other indoor workouts or after a run.

Weekly recipe:
Zucchini Spaghetti, Crispy Prosciutto and Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon-Parmesean Sauce


I think I need to adjust the sauce for the Whole30, but overall it looks incredible. I'm excited to try many of the Whole30 approved recipes from the Inspiralized blogger!

My Mother-in-Law also got us a Spiralizer from Williams-Sonoma and the accompanying cook book. I need to give those a try as well!

Weekly motivation:

So true!

Weekly workout sass



Have any of you ever tried the Whole30 Program?
Do you have any spiralized recipes you love?
Please tell me!

Have a good one!

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