Move of the Day, A Workout, and a Drink!

15 Apr

I’m so glad it’s Sunday! Sundays just might be my favorite day of the week…something about them is so calm and peaceful. This one, however, is extra peaceful after a very eventful Saturday, and not exactly in a good way. Severe weather hit the majority of Kansas yesterday and I was on pins and needles watching the weather reports all day long. When I woke up and headed outside for some errands in the morning, it was easy to tell that a storm was coming. It was dark, windy, warm, and very eery looking. Next thing I know hail is coming down at full blast. This passes on though and I think, okay that wasn’t too bad. But no, next up: Tornados. We were being advised to stand by and keep watching the weather reports into the wee hours of the morning. The warnings and watches went clear until 6 a.m. I was one tired girl and not happy at all; I just wanted to sleep! Several tornados hit areas near me last night but luckily we did not end up getting one. Nevertheless it was still a scary situation and I’m so relieved to be done with yesterday!

Even though I didn’t get much sleep last night, I woke up more than ready to hit the gym for a good strength training session after taking a rest day Saturday. I put together a circuit based on a few things I have recently picked up from my favorite workout source, Mid West Fit. I hopped out of bed, made myself some egg white oats with blueberries and mango pieces,

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(frozen mango = best oatmeal add in ever)

and got down to business!

Move of the Day

Deck Squat

If you want a fun change up from your usual squat moves, this one is perfect. I thought they were so much pretty fun to do!

Here is how I incorporated them into today’s workout:

Circuit:

1. Deck Squat, 10 reps

2. Reverse Fly, 12 reps

3. Goblet Squat, 15 reps

4. Push Press, 15 reps

5. Burpees, 10 reps

6. Pushups, 12 reps

Perform circuit 4 times though, moving with little to no rest between each move, and resting 1 minute after each round.

Tabata:

(20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest using a tabata timer)

8 rounds alternating between:

1. bicep curls

2. kettlebell swings

8 rounds alternating between:

1. mountain climbers

2. punches and ground touches (punch the air once each side then touch the ground once on each side)

Abs:

Flutter Kicks, 1 minute

Side Plank with hip raises, 30 seconds each side

Medicine Ball Twists, 1 minute

DONE!

I came home feeling quite accomplished and made yet another delicious shake. I’ve been on a shake roll lately, from the German Chocolate Shake, the Blueberry Muffin Shake, the Banana Flax Frapp, the Chocolate Sunflower Frapp, and now…

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Chocolate Strawberry Mocha Post Workout Shake

  • 1 serving protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 heaping tbsp coffee crystals
  • 1 heaping tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • pinch of xanthan and guar gums
  • pinch of stevia
  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach

Of course I had to make it greenified with some spinach! Don’t act like you’re surprised. 😉

And now I’m going to get busy in the kitchen with some meal prep for the week! Yay! This will later be accompanied by studying for TWO exams that I have tomorrow. Oh the joys of being in college. Summertime, please hurry!

Have a great Sunday all!

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7 Responses to “Move of the Day, A Workout, and a Drink!”

  1. Sable@SquatLikeALady April 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    I’ve never heard of deck squats before! Definitely different =D

  2. Alexandra April 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Ohhhhh girl that smoothie is KILLER! I gotta go make me one now haha 😉
    And I’m lovin that deck squat move, I’ve never heard of it before!
    Stay safe in the crazy tornado-y weather my friend!! ❤

  3. Lisa April 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    I’ve never tried deck squats before or even heard of them! I’ll have to try them out. Your smoothies always look so good! I need to get my blender back to making the smoothies! Yikes, I hope your weather gets nicer sounds freaky! Have a great sunday lady!xo

  4. lifttorun April 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Loving that work out!

  5. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! April 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Nice workout girl!! I actually did a move similar to those squats today! Except instead of a weight I would come up and do a jump at the end!

  6. Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 16, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    I hate weather scares! We had a storm the night before and it kept me up, but luckily no tornadoes. Glad you stayed safe!

    That smoothie sounds amazing!

  7. kat April 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Ahhhh how scary!! Glad to hear your ok though. One good thing about living in Cali, no tornados!!
    That workout is awesome, adding that to my list for sure!! I love simple workouts with tough moves. No fuss or complicated stuff, just grit and sweat!

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