Let’s talk workouts

14 Nov

I made it! To the WIAW Party, that is.

But first, let’s talk workouts.

Obviously I am a big believer in the power and importance of strength training and have been working on lifting heavy for a while now. However I have gotten to the point where I am a Β little tired of lifting heavy all the time. This is where I think it’s important to listen to your body and make changes if needed. So in order to still keep up my strength, I have incorporated a lot more circuit-style workouts with slightly lighter weights. It’s been such a nice, fun change and has challenged me in new ways. Right now I’m getting in more like 1 maybe 2 pure lifting days per week. Then the the other days I fill in with the circuits, HIIT/Tabatas, and of course REST DAYS! So the moral of the story is, there is no “right” way to exercise. Do what you want to do and do what makes you feel good. As long as you’re moving and being active, it’s all good!

Oh, and make sure you’re fueling your hard work with some extra delicious food. Done and done.

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giant pumpkin blueberry oatbran pancake with peanut flour ‘fudge’

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Alexandria’s brownie bars. delish! I added extra dark cocoa powder to the recipe which made it even more fudgy. swoon.

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more dark chocolate muffins

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cheesy eggs, Kashi crackers + provolone, and s&p baby cukes

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The best spaghetti squash boat yet! Β I follow this recipe’s squash cooking directions and like the results…a little too much. πŸ™‚

filled with chicken sausage, roasted garlic marinara, parmesan, italian seasonings, garlic powder, black pepper. Roasted sweet potato + pb on the side, why not?

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sauteed mushroom and spinach, 2 soft eggs, and roasted delicata squash in coconut oil and sea salt

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Sludge Dessert: 1 scoop chocolate casein, 1/2 cup blended cottage cheese, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder, almond milk, stevia, CASHEWS!

9 times out of 10, I’ll choose nut butter over actual nuts, but dang. I forgot how good cashews are! They have a creamy sweetness to them that works especially well in desserts. Do recommend.


What type of workouts have you been enjoying?



15 Responses to “Let’s talk workouts”

  1. Jasmine November 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    YUM that spaghetti squash looks oh so good. I’ve been doing the same thing with that, just eating it straight out of the shell. sooooo good. I have 3 in my fridge in my dorm……..

    • Sweetly Fit November 15, 2012 at 12:56 am #

      I remember spaghetti squash worked well when I was in the dorms, too. Good times, haha. πŸ™‚

  2. Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness November 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    That spaghetti squash boat looks amazing! I’m going to have to try that out! I bet it’s super filling! All your chocolate cakes and bars are making me want chocolate!

  3. Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) November 14, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Oooh, loving that squash boat! Tasty and looks awesome.

    Workouts = HIIT, tabata, pilates, dance, strength-training.

  4. Lisa November 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    I love spaghetti squash! Checking out the recipe asap. I actually love all squash though, it’s amazing stuff. My workouts are usually spin, HIIT, tabata, or strength training. I don’t love strength training, but I make myself do it.

  5. sarah November 14, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    Circuit workouts ARE fun<3!
    Have you ever tried Zuzana light's workouts?( she used to do Bodyrock). Hands down my ultimate favourite workouts right now. Hardly any equipment ,or time needed to get nice & sweaty. And I swear I actually look & feel fitter since completing them regularly:).

    I always forget about nuts( & go straight to the nut butter) too. But regular nuts are awesome as well, I've got this sudden hankering for roasted pistachios right now.

    • Sweetly Fit November 15, 2012 at 12:55 am #

      Oh, I forgot all about her videos! I have meaning to try them for so long. Thanks for the reminder, I’m definitely going to add them into the rotation now!

  6. Alexandra November 15, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    OH MY LANTA your version of the cake looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be right over for a slice…or five πŸ˜‰ So excited you enjoyed it!! ❀
    Man I'm officially drooling, your eats always induce the saliva hahaha!

  7. plateitnclimb November 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I have been playing around with workouts to stop with my obsession and anxiety over them. So I have been bundling up and walking around my beautiful college campus, but I enjoy my stationary bike too! So that spaghetti squash looks sooooo good. I always wanted to put PB on my spaghetti squash but thought others might look at me weird!

  8. jessielovestorun November 16, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    I love that everyone is seeming to comment on the spaghetti squash. I mean yes it looks delicious, but I’m all about your dessert!! Um, talk about a bowl of deliciousness going on!

  9. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate November 17, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    I’m glad someone likes eggs as much as me πŸ™‚

  10. katalysthealth November 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    ahhhh your food all looks and sounds amazing πŸ™‚
    And lately Ive really been loving circuit kind of crossfit workouts. I dont do crossfit, but love short and simple workouts like putting together 5 rounds of burpees, kb swings, and situps. Its just quick, but still tough as all get out!

  11. Devon @ Health in Equilibrium November 21, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    I think I drooled over every single picture. I need to work on making my pictures look that good. My blog is just new, so I’m still in the bad lighting iPhone pic stage. I need to make those brownie bars though and squash is pretty much my favourite food…ever πŸ™‚

  12. KatsHealthCorner November 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    I’ve been enjoying heavy lifting too, but I also love circuit workouts (especially Jillian’s!!!) and HIT cardio. It’s always fun to mix it up. πŸ™‚

  13. Tracey November 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Just purchased some ON Chocolate Casein, wow it really has a different constancy then whey (much thicker). What are some other great ways to use it?

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