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0810 01 Full body Strength Training Workout

Today’s run was just what the doctor ordered. I completed 6 miles on the treadmill while watching Designed to Sell on HGTV.

  • 7.0 mph @ 2.0 incline for 1 mile
  • 7.7 mph @ 2.0 incline for 1 mile
  • 7.3 mph @ 2.0 incline for 1 mile
  • Repeat for the next three miles
  • Cry a little at mile 5 because you’re getting tired
  • Push through until mile 6 is over and then cool down for 5 minutes

Things I learned on HGTV: pillows can be made from napkins for, like, $4. All you need is iron-on seam tape? Also, red walls are bad. And nobody likes to see your underwear in see-through cabinets.

Lunch Time!

0810 02 Full body Strength Training Workout

I stacked my tupperware to increase microwave efficiency time. So smart. :)

Today’s lunch was fan-fan-fannntastic and I owe it all to Newman – Newman’s Own that is.

I topped a mountain of quinoa and steamed broccoli with a bunch of Newman’s Own Sockarooni sauce. If you don’t have a favorite pasta sauce yet, you’ve got to give this one a try. It’s like a candy coating for quinoa. (ps thanks for making quinoa last night Nicole!)

0810 03 Full body Strength Training Workout

Maybe I’ll use the remaining quinoa for my 5 am breakfast tomorrow. EESH! Early morning flight. Grrreat. Would it be weird to have pasta sauce in my breakfast?

0810 04 Full body Strength Training Workout

And to keep true to my promise, I scarfed down a pb&j sandwich right before leaving work so that I wouldn’t be a crazy pants in the van.

I made a quick stop at the gym for a workout inspired by Women’s Health Magazine September issue.

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Full-body Strength Training Workout

  • Body-weight squat (15 reps)
  • Plank (30 seconds)
  • Bent-over row with L-raise (15 reps)
  • Pushups (25 girly)
  • Curtsy lunges (15 reps on each side)
  • Repeat the above 5 moves once more through
  • Single-arm dumbbell swing (15 reps on each side, 12lb weight)
  • Dumbbell squat to overhead press (15 reps, 10lb weight)
  • Stability-ball hamstring curl (15 reps, hold the last rep for 30 seconds)
  • Pushup row (15 reps on each side, alternate, 10lb weight)
  • Stability-ball jackknife (15 reps)
  • Dumbbell T-stabilization OUCH! (15 reps on each side, alternate, 10lb weight)
  • Dumbbell chest press on stability ball (15 reps, 10lb weight)
  • Dumbbell lunge with bicep curl (15 reps on each side, alternate, 10lb weight)

That took about 30 minutes. Moves 1 – 5 focus on basic body-weight exercises that put less strain on the upper body. The remaining moves focus on more explosive plyometrics and metabolism-revving (their words, not mine) strength training/total body moves. If you have time, repeat the above 8 moves once more through… I didn’t do a second set because Nicole had dinner waiting for me!

Question: Quinoa + ?? = Sweet, Quick Breakfast (aka not savory). Ideas?!!



3 Responses to Full-body Strength Training Workout

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever had quinoa as a breakfast but I’ve seen folks do it like overnight oats. I vote just throw some milk in there, add some cinnamon and brown sugar, maybe some fruit. It’s a grain, I’m sure it’ll rock.

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  3. Martin says:

    Good full body workout routine.

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