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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Her Wednesday Workout Tips: Tips From the Readers!

Hello lovely people. Thanks so much for the well wishes on my season of Lent! This post will be short and sweet, because I woke up with NO VOICE this morning. I feel ok, besides a terrible sore throat and stuffed up nose, but I spoke with a nurse on the phone and she said to come in and get checked out. If it is a virus it will just run it’s course, which means I could be better soon, but I am not playing God so I am going in:)

I was supposed to do a track workout today, but I will modify my workout plan for the evening after I find out what's the deal. I did make some more Cran Oats!

The combo:

½ c of oats
½ c Almond  milk
½ c H2O
½ banana
Pinch of pumpkin spice
1/4 c warmed up and put on top cranberry sauce
1/8 of a Blueberry Honest foods plank
2 tablespoons of Wheatberries!
Handful of chopped pecans
with a scoop of Naturally Nutty PB

photo6 With a HUGE glass of Black Tea!

photo I can barely swallow so this was hard to eat, oo well it was still good:)


Well actually this week I wanted to share some of the great workout tips I got from my last give-away. Everyone had such great ideas, that I know you will ALL love:)

From Melissa of Trying to Heal:

Plan your exercise into your day as if it were a meetings...that way you can't talk your way out of it!

From Mark at Healthy Living Today

Sprint Intervals for 1-2 minutes every 10 minutes! Get the HR up and get the burn on!

Kristie Lynn

Whenever I'm struggling with having the motivation the workout, I'll plan a "date" with my fiance that is something like a tennis or racketball match, or an outdoor run. Then there's no way I can cop out; the excuses I give myself are ridiculous and as soon as I think about telling him one of them I realize just how ridiculous they are. :)

Sara Anne

I remember reading this in several different places but if you do full squats with a bb its more effective to elevate the heels of your feet slightly by placing 2 plates underneath your heels while you squat!


If you are running on the treadmill instead of outside to train for an event/race, set the treadmills incline to 1 or so to imitate running outside.  When you run outside, there is no belt propelling you along, so having the slight incline makes you work a little harder, similar to when you run outside.

Junghwa Chung

1. workout buddy
2. listen to music
3. listen to your body and provide resting days so that your body could actually crave working out

Can you add to this list? Email me your best workout tip and I will be glad to feature it!!!

Alright friends have a Wonderful Wednesday, it’s the first day of Lent and I am ready to ROLL! I even a have a personal 40 day challenge that I cant wait to share with you all, at the end of 40 days:)


Pearl said...

i hope you feel better, beautiful!

Missy said...

Thanks for the workout tips! I can always use them!

Lacey Nicole said...

i love the features!!!! if i think of a good one i will email you. i hope you feel better!!!!!! great idea to get checked out!!

Anonymous said...

Wow those oats look wonderful.
Hope you feel better.

M said...

The oats look tasty! Appreciate the workout tips and shout out! Feel better and get the burn on! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the work-out suggestions, sorry you have no voice! My favorite new workout that keeps my heart rate up is Tabata intervals, basically 20 second intervals with a 10 second rest. During the 20 seconds you go as hard as you can (running, biking, eliptical, burpee's, etc) then rest 10 seconds, then hard 20, on and on for 4 minutes! I try to repeat this a couple of times! It is so hard, but I have seen great improvements in my cardio!

jenn said...

great tips. here's mine.

workout in the morning, this way you have no excuses at night/after work.
keep a few good workout dvds on hand so you can do them when you are short on time (no driving to the gym) and for the winter months, i do them on snow days.

M said...

Push ups on the down and jumping jacks on the up! I LOVE it! oooh the burn! :)

Mica said...

Ooh, Bobbi! Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Great tips! I'm so sorry about your throat! :( Do you have any ice cream in the freezer?

aNd! said...

Gargle with warm salt water 3-4 x day. I promise it will help.

Anonymous said...

feel better :)
your bowl of oats sound interesting!

Brian said...

I hear putting workouts in your calendar works. makes you go. since i set a training plan I know what I have to do in a gvien day and am a little upset when I cant get it done, but its something set that I can work with

Runeatrepeat said...

Right now I am living north of Long Beach, but Ben is in Orange County. What did I say to confuse ya?