Happy Saturday friends!
One great thing about working out at home is that you don’t have to go outside in the cold weather (or rainy weather). Really no excuse for us not to workout. Gary was out of town all week, but I still managed to get up early to get my workouts in! Along with keeping up with Michelle and I’s planking. Michelle was able to do some workouts this week as well through all her traveling. Continuing our weekly fitness updates, here is what we did.
Love this zwow workout.
We are participating in the Tone It Up girls #holidayhottie plan. You can read more about the program here. We are excited to continue to workout hard, eat a balanced diet, and have some time for ourselves in preparation for the holidays coming up. We love the tone it up girls for always inspiring us to be our best and always so encouraging!
Getting back into holding our bridge again after our #plankworkout.
My abs do not always show or look the best, but the other day they looked good, so I captured my abs for progress pictures. They are hard to keep looking good every day. Anyone else notice that some days your abs look better than others? I know diet has a lot to do with abs. As I am learning more about the body and fitness through my NASM personal training studying, the body and muscles are becoming even more interesting to me.
I am excited to start doing some of the recommended techniques to see if I notice any more results.
Michelle’s stomach was giving her issues this whole week, mainly from traveling. But she managed to keep up with her planks and workouts, plus her abs are still growing, great job sis.
One thing that Michelle and I try to show here on the blog with our workouts is that you can still get in great shape while working out at home. We have nothing against gyms, but for those that workout at home – you can look just as good as people who workout at the gym. Whatever your fitness goal is you can reach it, just never give up. Stay focus and work hard each day!
Tuesday: morning we did our 5 minute plankworkout . Later that morning came back to do the Tone it up Holiday Hottie cardio workout
Wednesday: Jenn Fit Lean Body Circuit
Thursday: just did 8 minute plankworkout
Friday: Tara Stiles yoga for me, and push-ups for Michelle as she is working at the Wine and Dine expo.
Saturday: rest day for both
Sunday: Tone it Up Sandcastle workout
One thing about us sharing our weekly workouts is that we like to share and show that you can maintain a fit and healthy body. Again we all have our own fitness goals, but we like to share our results and progress for our own knowledge of what worked and what has not, so we can help someone else. That is one reason why I am getting into personal training. To show people that if you treat your body with love and find a good balance you can achieve your goals!
Remember every body is different, so learn and get inspired from others, but always be true to yourself! So we will continue to document and share pictures of our fitness progress to help keep us on track, sorry for those that do not like seeing things like this. But to us having a healthy fit body is important to us.
Some snacks I been enjoying. I made myself some more pumpkin pie fudge, enjoying an apple and banana each morning, a raw carrot with coconut oil (and Jax looking at me saying he wants the carrot, he loves carrots), and few days this week I enjoyed some goat yogurt with coconut oil and cardamom (sometimes added in chia seeds).
My first real meal of the day has been 2 whole eggs (usually one raw egg yolk), along with some saute green sometimes with a veggie like broccoli or brussels sprouts, and kabocha squash, all topped with coconut oil. A few weeks ago Michelle and I were eating our eggs separately from our carb, here squash, but this week we ate them together. We noticed our stomachs do much better when they are eaten separately, so probably going back to that.
I always tend to leave my kabocha squash till the end, to enjoy last. So good I savory each bite!
Michelle has been enjoying yummy runny egg yolks warm salads with butternut squash.
Along with her favorite meal lately – tahini, sauerkraut and squash all mixed together. Similar to her other favorite mix of kraut and avocado.
Michelle’s tummy like I mentioned previously has been acting up again from all her traveling and stress on her body. She is starting to get back into drinking warm lemon water in the morning to help. She is also trying to keep her meals simple lately and drinking lots of water! Hope your tummy feels better soon sis.
Her desserts have been chocolate! Can’t go wrong with dark chocolate. We adore our rich dark chocolate that we created a pinterest board to it.
Well that has just been a high level highlight of a few eats of ours. We will get back into doing a better job of it this coming week 🙂
Now onto some Jax highlights!
Which our training at home is going well, we still have our ups and down moments with him. Now we are going through the stage where he is trying to be the alpha leader and not listening to us. We signed up for some PetSmart dog training and we have our first class today! I am a little nervous but have heard great things about the training! So thinking it will really help!
Jax showing off his new blue collar.
As I was taking pictures, I noticed that my Kswiss blue shoes matched Jax’s blue collar. No I did not plan that, just happened to notice 🙂
And more shout outs:
Carrie and Heather made our squash chia protein cookies! YAY!! We can’t wait to make these again too!
More fudge love! Thanks girl!! 🙂
Sarah so happy you enjoying out tahini protein balls!!
And Debbie thank you so much!!!!!! HUGS
Thanks girls for the sweet comments and we are so happy to hear you are enjoying our recipes and our eats! You are all such inspiration for us both! xoxo
Has anyone else done dog training classes? What did you enjoy this past week? What workout was a highlight for you this past week? How do you keep track of your fitness results and progress?
Till next time,