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Recent Workouts & Meals + A Smoothie Recipe

Happy Wednesday. I hope that y’all are having a good week. It seems that everyone I have talked to is really busy with work, final summer vacations, etc.

Just checking in today with eats + workouts from the past few days.

Screen Shot 2013-08-07 at 2.32.46 PMI did this workout on Sunday along with 50 GHD sit ups after and couldn’t move for the next two days. If you are looking for a new way to challenge yourself with squats and cardio…try the 2-for-1 wall ball. It had my heart pounding and my legs burning.

I have been yogaing every day this week and that’s been feeling good for my sore body, although up dogs are not the most pleasant thing given how sore my abs are from the GHDs. I can’t believe how sore they make me because they don’t hurt that bad when you’re doing them.

I couldn’t sit in front of my computer any longer so I did hop into a spin class at the last minute last night that a friend of mine was teaching at the gym. And you know how I feel about spinning. I was a sweaty mess at the end.

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Breakfast Tuesday was Chobani Pineapple with granola, peaches, banana and peanut butter.

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And breakfast today was a homemade spin on Whole Foods’ Double Green Smoothie. I went in the store this morning to get one but decided that I needed to stop paying $6 for smoothies and just buy the ingredients to keep at work. I did invest $20 in dates, almond butter, almond milk, etc but it was worth it.

Here’s what went in this smoothie…

1 cup coconut milk
1 banana
2 cups spinach
1/2 cup blueberries
3 dates
1 tablespoon almond butter
Handful of ice (maybe 1/2 cup)

We have a VitaMix at the gym so it can handle the dates and makes smoothies with really great texture.

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Lunch Tuesday was a salad extravaganza from Whole Foods (you don’t even want to see my mint.com WF category…). I couldn’t resist adding one of their amazing sweet potato biscuits to my plate.

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Today’s lunch was a cup of chicken tortilla soup along with some salad and half a chocolate chip cookie.

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Tuesday dinner was so good. Stuffed chicken with swiss and prosciutto and spinach and artichoke.

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And a whole bunch of roasted veggies from the farmers market.

Now time for a quick cardio session, coaching CrossFit, teaching yoga and hopefully taking yoga. 😀

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  • 1
    Lisa August 7, 2013, 3:35 pm

    Oh that sounds like a crazy yet good workout! Need to save that.
    And I’m so into green smoothies as meals these days. I love them so much in the heat.

  • 2
    She Rocks Fitness August 7, 2013, 3:52 pm

    Get after it GIRL! That biscuit looks divine…NOM NOM! XOXO

  • 3
    luckylady August 7, 2013, 4:02 pm

    What’s a GHD sit up? I need a new ab move!

    • 4
      Jen August 8, 2013, 4:53 pm

      ghd = glute ham developer. it’s a machine that you can do sit ups and back extensions on that takes you through a full range of motion. i only use it on clients who have demonstrated the ability to hold a one minute plank (minimum) and then i dictate how far they can take their ROM. just three sets of 10 can be super intense. here’s a video from crossfit’s coach glassman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufaa41nkIP8.

  • 6
    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run August 7, 2013, 4:05 pm

    What are GHDs? That met-con looks awesome, but oh so tough!

    • 7
      Jen August 8, 2013, 4:53 pm

      ghd = glute ham developer. it’s a machine that you can do sit ups and back extensions on that takes you through a full range of motion. i only use it on clients who have demonstrated the ability to hold a one minute plank (minimum) and then i dictate how far they can take their ROM. just three sets of 10 can be super intense. here’s a video from crossfit’s coach glassman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufaa41nkIP8.

      it was an awesome workout!

  • 8
    Christine@ Apple of My Eye August 7, 2013, 5:31 pm

    Mhmm I love how delicious that stuffed chicken looks! And I have yet to try one of Whole Food’s sweet potato biscuits yet. Definitely on my to-do list 🙂

    • 9
      Jen August 8, 2013, 4:53 pm

      they are so good! you must!

  • 10
    Katherine August 7, 2013, 5:31 pm

    ooh, those roasted veggies look delish!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

  • 11
    jennyv August 7, 2013, 6:00 pm

    Vitamix – one amazing appliance!! We’ve had ours since February 2010 and I cannot imagine using a ‘regular’ blender again. Smoothies are forever changed — no more icky seeds at the bottom.

    • 12
      Jen August 8, 2013, 4:52 pm

      i want one for home! at least i have access to one at the gym though!

  • 13
    Ann August 7, 2013, 6:50 pm

    What does the (55/35) beside Kettle ball swings mean?

    • 14
      Jen August 8, 2013, 4:52 pm

      it’s the recommended weight for the kettlebell swings. 55 for guys and 35 for girls.

  • 15
    practicinggrace August 7, 2013, 8:09 pm

    What is a GHD??

    • 16
      Jen August 8, 2013, 4:51 pm

      ghd = glute ham developer. it’s a machine that you can do sit ups and back extensions on that takes you through a full range of motion. i only use it on clients who have demonstrated the ability to hold a one minute plank (minimum) and then i dictate how far they can take their ROM. just three sets of 10 can be super intense. here’s a video from crossfit’s coach glassman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufaa41nkIP8.

  • 17
    Annie August 7, 2013, 11:45 pm

    I’m loving roasting veggies and chickens right now. It doesn’t make sense since it is summer but they are just SO good. Check out my blog at herightfit.com

  • 18
    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope August 8, 2013, 4:54 am

    I’m with everyone above about the GHD! I’d love to get an explanation/demo!

    Roasted veggies right from the farmers market are the best! 🙂

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      Jen August 8, 2013, 4:51 pm

      ghd = glute ham developer. it’s a machine that you can do sit ups and back extensions on that takes you through a full range of motion. i only use it on clients who have demonstrated the ability to hold a one minute plank (minimum) and then i dictate how far they can take their ROM. just three sets of 10 can be super intense. here’s a video from crossfit’s coach glassman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufaa41nkIP8.

  • 20
    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com August 8, 2013, 5:44 am

    Roasted veggies are one of my favs too! Your salads from Whole foods always look so great!
    A Whole Foods I (try not to) visit has a cookie bar!

    • 21
      Jen August 8, 2013, 4:48 pm

      omg, i love the cookie bar! especially the coconut macaroons and the cookie sandwiches!

  • 22
    Anne August 8, 2013, 9:01 am

    It is cool to always eat on the go, but you should maybe get your own cup/glass/thermos, it would be more ecological…

    • 23
      Jen August 8, 2013, 4:47 pm

      hey anne – i agree that i could do a better job. i keep a mug at work that i drink tea and eat breakfast out of but i could keep some other stuff here too.

  • 24
    Nicki August 9, 2013, 12:47 pm

    Late to comment, but we did 2-for-1 WBs on Monday (21-15-9 rep scheme, but we had to do a wall ball then squat again while it as in the air, talk about tough!) and HOLY SMOKIN’ QUADS! Couple that with front squats on Tuesday and AMRAP back squats/deadlifts at bodyweight yesterday…CrossFit hurts so good this week! 🙂

    Your Whole Foods lunches/dinner always look incredible. So glad my closest Whole Foods is out of the way for me thanks to moving neighborhoods in NYC recently (it used to be 3 blocks away…Whole Paycheck indeed!)

  • 25
    healthy smoothie recipes September 11, 2013, 8:00 am

    Anyway I am big fan of smoothie and I love your Double Green Smoothie

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