Thursday, April 23, 2015

Work it Out Wednesday: Week 26

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Hi gang!

How's everyone doing this week?

I started the 21 Day Fix two weeks ago and while I'm not very good at following it religiously, I am seeing a lot of benefits from it. I'll do a recap if you're interested!

Even though I snacked a little and ate a sandwich last week, I have steered clear from alcohol, pop and desserts for more than two weeks. Also, and this is a big one, I did not participate in the endless free beer and pizza on Friday with my co-workers. It was such a beautiful day and we ate on the patio of a fun restaurant, but I had salad and soda water. That's it. I am still patting myself on the back for that one.

This morning on 21 Day Fix was leg day. I love leg day. Then I remembered that I didn't do a workout for the blog this week so I found some arm exercises. Check this out, gang! It's a doozy!

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: Considering I already did my official workout of the day, I didn't add anything to this. My neck and shoulders started to really hurt during this so I only did one round (I have neck/shoulder issues, so it's just me. It's an awesome workout).
Overall impression: Difficult after another workout. Arm day was yesterday, too, so I was a little sore.
Sweat factor (on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is when I look like I just got out of the shower): Only about a 3, which isn't saying much considering I did a leg workout before this.
How I felt when it was over: So exhausted!
Would I do it again? Absolutely! I will definitely plan better next time, though.

Weekly recipes:
I have three for you this week! All tried and true!


This Mustard Herb Crusted Chicken was delicious!


These are pretty good! I wish I had a food processor, though. The blender and immersion blender couldn't quite cut the dates and nuts. Oh well. Worth a shot!

This is THE BEST, no guilt smoothie of all time!

Is your mouth watering yet??

Weekly Motivation: 

I personally need to remember this, so I made a cute image:

Even though I don't eat perfectly healthy 100% of the time, and even though I'm not melting away the pounds like many people with more discipline can, I am making progress. I'd say I've made great strides toward a healthier lifestyle so far in 2015, so I need to consistently remind myself that I am not a fat failure!

Weekly workout sass:


Have a good one!

1 comment:

Katie Elizabeth said...

Mmm that chicken looks SO good! I love anything herb crusted!