This week Gary has started to workout with me again first thing in the morning. Awhile back before we got our new house we worked out together just about every morning. He has been extremely busy with work so the only time for him to really workout is first thing in the morning.
Lately, I have been working out mid-morning allowing myself to have a full breakfast before any exercise. I was trying that out to see how my body did in terms of how it affected my hormones. So now getting up at 6 to workout first thing has been a little difficult. Re-training the body to move again upon getting up. Even harder now that it is so dark outside.
But I must say I am liking the early morning workouts again. It allows me to really start my day at 7am knowing that my workout is already done! And I am super proud of Gary for getting up and doing it all with me!
loving my Raw Threads jacket and yoga pants are from target. this is what my outfits usually look like daily.
In other news I finally got my license to be updated to my new last name. Something that has been on my to-do list since April 😉 Excuse the awkward angles, we have a full length mirror in the bedroom but it is not hung yet so hard to get a full body shot.
Here is what Michelle and I’s workouts have been this week.
Sunday – 8 minute plank workout
Monday enjoyed some Vega performance protein with a banana, came back later and ate another banana.
Monday – 8 minute plank workout plus 5 minute interval using Gymboss Interval Timer – 30/30 second intervals 5 rounds, each 30 seconds we did a different exercise (just did what we felt like, kinda random)
Michelle replenishing her body with Vega and banana too, gheez we are twins haha
Tuesday – 8 minute plank workout plus 15 minute Amanda Russel workout Thank goodness for Gymboss Interval Timer to keep workouts on track!
Tuesday I enjoyed granny smith apples with some perfect fit protein, been craving both these things all the time.
My lunches have been looking like this:
mondays lunch (handfuls of spinach, butternut squash about 1/2cup-1 cup, tomatoes and broccoli, topped with nutritional yeast), came back later and enjoyed 2 whole eggs.
tuesday lunch (2 whole eggs, handfuls of lettuce, leeks, tomatoes, steamed brussel sprouts, and few slices of roasted pumpkin with 1 tbsp coconut oil
Michelle and I have been eating most of our carbs in terms of sweet potatoes or winter squashes during the day, mainly at lunch time and sometimes we snack on them throughout the day. As we feel our metabolisms are the highest then and need those carbs to help fill us up. I also just really crave them during the day so I go with what my body is craving.
Wednesday: 8 minute #plankworkout followed by a 100 rep workout that I created. We repeated the 100 rep workout twice making it 200 reps total.
Yesterday I felt like a smoothie after my workout (little over a cup of water, 2 bananas, 2 handfuls of kale, l-gluatamine and lemon juice). Thick and delicious.
Thursday (today): we again did our 8 minute #plankworkout as our warm-up, then did a 5 minute ab workout. We both felt like really working our abs so that is what we did. We did 2 different exercises each 30 sec and repeated back and forth.
Set our Gymboss Interval Timer for 5 rounds of 30/30 intervals. 2 exercises we did:
- commando push-ups with knee tucks
- full toe touches (similar to our one leg touch toe that we shared a long time ago, but this time brought both legs up)
Friday: plan doing our 8 minute #plankworkout as our warm-up followed by another Tara yoga video with livestrong woman. Excited for this one.
Saturday is going to be a day off
Sunday we are thinking of a mini challenge, more on that once we decide what to do.
Even though we are not together we still manage to push and motivate each other with our workouts.
And a HUGE shot out to our dear friend Sarena the non-dairy queen who has been doing our new #plankworkout.
*Remember to mention #plankworkout hashtag on facebook, twitter, and instagram and tag purelytwins so we can highlight you on the blog!
In other news from our lovely FitFluential Community:
Plant Power with Powercakes and For the love of kale
Grow Soul Beautiful having yoga challenge
Hopefully we did not miss one, if we need let us know!
Do you have any challenges this month? Are you doing any of the challenges mentioned?
till next time,