thank you to everyone who commented and shared your thoughts on our diet update. some of you brought up good points about Lori and I trying to find a perfect diet…even for us individually. and to clarify – we did not mean for that to come across. we mainly just wanted to share that we are at a point in our “diet” where we are open to everything!! we are finally happy with everything!! we are enjoying what we want, when we want, and not worrying about what other people tell us. we are truly listening to us…Lori does her thing. I do my thing. it is all about balance for us too.
one thing all this acne and hormone stuff has taught us is we are two different people. can handle different things. can eat different things. we still enjoy a lot of the same foods, activities, and all, which makes blogging a little easier, haha.
but we do appreciate everyone bringing up the idea of no pressure!! both of us are truly at peace with our food choices now. yes, emotionally we have some other issues to face. but overall we are both doing great. just dealing with a lot of stress. some good. some not so much. but just like everyone else, we are doing all that we can do and letting faith take care of the rest.
lori doing her post workout stretching! and she got a little bruised up from all the moving. how sexy those bruise marks are?
okay onto our workouts! another topic that we just love talking about.
we left off on our workout recap last Thursday, here is what we have done since then.
love our Gymboss Interval Timer
last Fri – ZWOW #13 – 8 rounds of 10/20 rounds. we set our gymboss timer and got to work. the weighted leg raises were killer. but overall we did not find this workout to be too challenging. still a great workout though! we loved focusing on one exercise for those 4 minutes, really helped make us stay focused and push!
Sat and Sun we took off due to moving. but we did our planks!
WE MADE IT TO 5 MINUTES!! which was our goal to reach before Lori’s wedding! we are so proud of ourselves.
Mon – 5 minute plank + ZWOW #8 again love this one. we did not push ourselves though, did around 70-75% effort. we did just 5 rounds in 15 minutes.
Tues – 5 minute plank + 10 minute challenge of 10 reps of mountain climbers and 10 reps of toe touches (we challenge ourselves and put a 3 lb weight in between our feet). now our abs are so sore today, luv it.
Wed (today) – 5 minute plank + Tone It Up Under the Sea workout. a body weight workout that took us about 20 minutes to complete 3 rounds
make your workouts count!
it has been a great week of workouts!! we are both feeling great…as the FINAL count down to Lori’s wedding is really close!!! eek!
my post workout smoothie for today was so good I want to share it here too
Michelle’s post workout smoothie:
- 1 cup water
- 1 banana
- 1/4+ cup frozen raspberries
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 stalks of collard greens
Directions: blend in vitamix till smooth and creamy. and enjoy!! love the flavor of this one for some reason. YUM
and Lori and I enjoyed a new addition to our juice yesterday - ASPARAGUS
we juiced asparagus with carrots, fennel, celery, ginger, and apple it was pretty good! and surprisingly our not so good juicer handled juicing the asparagus which is awesome! excited to try other things to juice now like a pepper or something. fun times in the kitchen. we will share more of our juice creations with you as well!
Twins Question: any favorite workouts of the week for you? any fun new juice or smoothie creations? who else is doing their planks?
till next time,
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