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VLOG inside! hump day motivation + WWAW (what we ate wednesday)

it’s hump daaaay! and heavy leg day. and we hit the gym (wut) together .

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sure we can be normal. for what?

why is wednesday referred to as hump day? i heard the reasoning years ago but Googled it anyway to reconfirm as i typed this post:

‘Starting around 1965, Wednesday began being referred to as “hump day.” Smack dab in the middle of the traditional work week, arriving at Wednesday symbolizes that we’ve made it over the hump and the weekend is in sight.’

sounds about right!  not working a traditional job since the beginning of 2013 when my IT contract ended has diminished the ‘monday blues’ and those feelings of always wanting to speed through the week to get to friday and the weekend.  i am a WSAHM (working stay at home mom) and being here with my boys has taught me to slow the heck down and live in the now.  i look forward to every single day!  yeah, entrepreneur life is a scary, huge sacrifice (especially with young kids in the mix) but i would have never, ever gotten the chance to GROW as quickly and as much as i have these past 2 years in every. single. aspect. of the word.  each day is a new adventure over here and i am head over heels in love with this temporary journey with my boys (Dego is 9 months already yall, DANG.) now that Sonny is no longer working a traditional job either (this is now week 4) and his schedule allows him to be with me and the boys more often, we have been taking full advantage of this blessing.

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the endorphins were flowing after our workout this morning so we made quick vlog! i also included 2 clips of some of exercises we did. we focused on unilateral training (one leg at a time) for most of the exercises instead of both.  why?  sometimes when you train both arms or legs together, you can cheat by letting your dominant side do the brunt of the work.  so, working them one at a time helps you:

  • create balanced growth and development in both limbs equally
  • correct size asymmetries
  • improve general balance
  • engage smaller muscles like the abductors, gluteus medius, and quadratus lumborum in ways we can’t duplicate training two legs at a time.

here are a few things we dined on today:

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i found the Ranch Tuna Creations, woo, hoo! someone mentioned this flavor on Instagram and i had never seen it until the last time i was at Walmart. i like. i didn’t add a thing and ate it straight from the packet while out and about today.

IMG_20150325_144106-2i whipped up a snack using my Ninja Blender single serve thingy and Dego loooooves this combo! it’s 1 heaping cup of all natural, unsweetened applesauce + 1/2 cup roasted beets (you can do frozen or fresh and even canned if you must) + 4 or 5 strawberries.
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i could not stop eating it myself! tasted way better than those prepackaged flavored applesauces in stores. but you knew that already, right!

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for my meals 4 and 5 i had quesadillas using La Tortilla Factory light flour tortillas.  they were stuffed with spinach, onions, mushrooms, Weber Beer Can Chicken seasoned chicken breast chunks, and Lisanatti almond cheddar cheese.

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i folded them in half and cooked them on my griddle for 2-3 min on each side until the cheese started to melt and the tortilla was crispy. no avocados in the house 😦 but this citrus pineapple Pace Picante sauce sufficed!

now i’m going to lay down, blink, and it will be time for me to get up and go teach my Barbell Strength class. GOODNIGHT!

Q: what have you ever ended up doing (or being) that you said you never would do (or be?)

le

9 replies »

  1. I can’t believe how fast your boys are growing up and Dego is such a cutie!

    I loved your video with Sonny…it was so funny!
    Thank you for the recipes. I am always wondering what to eat that’s healthy and you make it so much easier for me to make sure I am making the right choices. And I am so gonna make that chicken dish! The ninja drink sounds good, too! I love beets.

    How many reps are you doing with your workouts?

    PS

    Do you have a fitbit? I do and I was looking to add friends to keep me motivated!

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    • hey Susan! i have a Polar FT7 that i LOVE. our reps vary but normally i go heavy and do 10-12 reps per set. you are SO welcome for the recipes- i am just thankful and honored that you use them!

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      • I am going to make your chicken recipe tonight. It just looks so good. Thank you for sharing it!
        I hope your weather is as nice as it is in Austin. I love it!

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  2. I just found you on Pinterest and now I can follow you and eat healthy! I am the little yellow chick named Sue and the sign says “I AM NOT A NUGGET.” lol

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  3. You 2 are so goofy and cute together! I wish my hubby would hit the gym with me lol. As usual that quesadilla looks sooo good! And Dego is getting so big!

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