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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Her Wednesday Workout Tips: Lean & Fit in 7 Minutes!

Thanks for all the snack ideas from last night’s post, I am excited to share them with “skinny bride”. Speaking of Brides here is a picture that my friend Danielle just send me from my wedding of the BFF’s. We have all known each other for 15 YEARS. We all got married in the same year, isn’t that sweet. 

Happy Hump DAY –>! Last night I finished off the evening with a new Yoga session with YogaDownload.com I did the Gentle Hatha Yoga #1. I liked how you started off with some deep breathing, it helped to clear my mind as best as possible before starting my practice. My mind was still racing a million miles a minute, so it took some time to wind down. I liked this download for true relaxation, and it was perfect to do right before bed.

Cool Deal Reminder

YogaDownload.com is giving all CNC readers 50% off all downloads for the month of March! The coupon code to enter at checkout is CarrotsNCake! Thanks TINA!!


I woke up this morning at 5am to meet up to run with a new running buddy speedy Jill. It is a lady from the running group I joined, who lives just down the street from me. When I got to the local park it was 5:30am and COLD! Good thing I was wearing a ton of layers, because it got very windy on our run. We chatted the whole time, which made the run/HILLS go by a lot quicker. She is one speedy lady, so it sure was a GREAT workout. We ran 4.5 miles at an easy 8:30pace. I was supposed to get in 6 today but no worries, I am sure I ll be fine–>. I am hoping to do some Yoga before I leave for work today,hope I can make that happen!


I made one of Gina’s wonderful breakfast cookies again last night, and it turned out beautiful this morning.


I added a little more oats this time, 3/4c, 1/2 c almond milk,1 tbsp of almond butter, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder, chopped pecans, and blueberries. Then topped it off with 1/2 mashed banana with agave nectar and pb. I also nuked it for about 1 minute, I liked it better warm.


With a cup of some spooky coffee!!!


WORKOUT TIP: 7 Minuet Challenge

I saw this workout in Women’s Health, and just had to share it with you all. It reminds me a lot of Jillian’s workouts just a mini version.

Do you have 7 minutes? Well then you have time to work out! Check out this quick and easy workout drill to get your heart rate up in NO TIME!

Lean & Fit in 7 Minutes

Complete one circuit without stopping, rest for 60 to 90 seconds, and then bust out one or two more circuits. Aim for two to three nonconsecutive days a week.

Overhead Squat
Airplane/ Superman Extensions
Scissor Lunges
Standing Bird Dog
Mountain Climbers
Squat Thrusts
Pike Walk/Pushup Combo

Who’s up for the challenge????!!! Mark?


Tonight’s Date Night, so Hubby and I will be going out for dinner. This is the first time we have gone out sense we have given up sweets and junk food for Lent. I have to find a healthy place that has simple ingredients, this shall be interesting.(besides subway!)

Where do you go out to eat that is healthy??? Is there such a place!?


P.S. Check out all that is going on in the BLOGWORLD!

  • Michelle over at Lucky Taste Buds is giving away Barney Butter!
  • Olga of the awesome HealthingIt is giving away a chance to make your own cereal!
  • Check out Krista’s Kravings for the GREAT GIVEAWAY!
  • Emily is giving away a BPA-free water bottle!


    Denise said...

    GREAT 7 min workout. I'm sending it to my biggest loser contestants now!!

    Anonymous said...

    Enjoy your night out with the hub. When we are looking for healthy options, we still with some local favorites (smaller, non-chain places). They are usually good about tweaking recipes based on my needs :)

    Brian said...

    I usually just read the menu carefully and make good choices. even if sandwhiches come with fries I try to ask for steamed veggies or rice... try.. :)

    3T Heppenstall said...

    Hey, check out this site. You can basically just type in your zip code and it will give you a list of restaurants. Then you click on the restaurant and it shows you some of their healthy meals and info on them (such as calories, fat, etc). Here is the site: http://www.healthydiningfinder.com/

    Hope that helps. :-)

    RunToTheFinish said...

    seriously wish someone lived that close to me for a run!!

    not sure on a healthy eat out place, but you'll find something!

    No Longer Using said...

    your bfast cookie is so pretty!! and that's a gorgeous picture of all you newlyweds!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i just saw on hangry's blog you won the contest!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats!!!

    itsawrap said...

    There is this great place in Ft Worth/Dallas called Blue Mesa Grille where they have "Spa Choices" that come with Sweet potatoes and asparagus. Southwestern flavor. I also like Jason's Deli and Panera's.

    Anonymous said...

    Do you have a Tender Greens near you? There's one in San Diego, but I think there's one somewhere in Orange County too, maybe LA? It's all organic foods, grass-fed beef, stuff like that. I had an arugula salad there that was awesome. It's a really cute place and healthy choices are pretty easy.

    Aron said...

    we have such a hard time finding healthy places to eat out! usually we just save eating out for the bad meals :)

    Anonymous said...

    Cute wedding photo!! You look beautiful!

    Anonymous said...

    The coffee looks a bit scary! I did 3 miles followed by a 60 minute full body earlier. Now for my evening workout the 7 minute challenge! Be back in a bit to let you know how it went!

    Anonymous said...

    You all got married in the same year? Maneaters! You are all BEAUTIES!
    Your breakfast cookie looks delicious :)
    There are about zero healthy places where I live. But in Portland they're all over the place, so when I go home to visit all I want to do is eat at restaurants!

    Mica said...

    I'm so glad that you've found a running buddy, Bobbi! Though you will always be my virtual, motivating, speedy running buddy. :-D

    Meg said...

    Thanks for the comment and the entry for the baking tags.

    Here is the link to the recipe for homemade protein bars: http://www.megansmunchies.com/2009/02/homemade-chocolate-chip-protein-bars.html

    Great workout!

    Anonymous said...

    (I have a giveaway tomorrow if you wanna link)

    I need a speedy jill in my life.

    and I SAY ANYWHERE for the healthy eats. I do eat out a lot for lunches with the toddler and have found that ANYWHERE can be made healthy if you get creative (and believe me :) I get sooo creative)


    Anonymous said...

    Okay! I added the the banana to the Supeman...I liked the burn! Awesome!