Rise & Shine! It’s time to sweat & eat!
A few weeks ago, I mentioned I’m doing the 12 week Lorna Jane Fit Challenge. It’s been 4 weeks so I want to give you a quick update before getting to my eats. The LJ program has 4 phases and I’m just about wrapping up phase 1 which focuses on mobility and agility as well as basic upper body, lower body and core strength. This phase has been perfect for me with where I an recovering from injury.
My range of motion and flexibility are terrible from my injury. I’m particularly struggling with strength and range of motion in the hip & femur strength as well as balance. I do leg kicks, leg swings, side resistance walking, squats, lunges and planks regularly with my PT’s oversight of course. I’m also working balance with a bosu. My ankles are already much stronger. My favorite workouts from this phase were round the clock planks, plank knee crunch, bird dog, pulse squats and push ups. I always forget to do push ups for some reason. Not my favorite thing to do nor am I great at them, but they’re really effective.
What I really like about the Lorna Jane Fit Challenge is it provides modifications for different fitness levels. At first when I was given the opportunity to join the program, I was gonna turn it down because of my injury. But after reading the material, I realized it was completely doable with the modifications provided. They also give suggested cardio, but that’s flexible too. So what are you waiting for? Join me and sign up for LJFitChallenge on Facebook. The women have been so supportive and awesome!
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In usual Wednesday fashion, it’s time to share my eats. I try to work from home Fridays to avoid the horrific commute in Phoenix traffic. So here’s a look at what I eat when I work from home.
Breakfast. Easy Egg Muffin & baked plantains.
And breakfast wouldn’t be complete without a muffin. This was a Quinoa Chia Muffin topped with chocolate almond butter Mom left behind for me to devour. Thanks Mom!
Lunch. Reduced sodium turkey breast & yellow mustard on whole wheat toast with a side of apple. I ate a few brussels sprouts too, but they jumped in my belly before I could snap a pic. They’re fast like that.
Then I whipped up a Quinoa Green Smoothie. While the rest of the world is freezing in sub zero temperatures, those of us in the southwest are having the happiest weather ever. It makes you want to eat all the good stuff. It was 80’s last week. This week it cooled down to low 70’s. Sweater weather again.
Dinner. Grilled Garlicky Chicken Breast Salad with Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes. I buy Harvestland uncooked chicken breasts at Walmart in the frozen section. I adore the brand. They’re all natural, organic and cage free. By the way, this is not sponsored in any way.
Dessert. Zucchini oatmeal cookie. Mom loved these. I sent many home with her & have a handful leftover for me at home. They’re moist & light on the sugar. Recipe coming soon!
What are your favorite workouts lately? Do you have to do modifications for any? Do you eat differently when you’re home vs at work?
Lots of Health, Food & Love,
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