Let’s work them LEGS!

Today has been so productive for me.
I love productive days!

This morning, I made one of my freezer meals and doubled it to create 3 separate meals. Slow cooker Mexican Hash brown Casserole, yum!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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•Sauté the ground beef, 1/2 and onion, and 1/2 a green and red bell pepper until cooked.
•Combine the other 1/2 of the onion and peppers in a large bowl. Add 4 chopped up potatoes, 1/2 a packet of taco seasoning, and 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese; set aside
•When the beef mixture is cooked, add a can of stewed tomatoes, 4oz cream cheese, and the rest of the taco seasoning.
•layer each mixture in the crockpot until done.
•Cook on low for 4-6 hours
•Top with cherry tomatoes, olives, and cheese.
BEFORE:

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DELICIOUS!!!

Let’s work them LEGS!:

•100 jumping jacks
•50 squat pulses – start in a low squat and so 50 small pulses while holding the low squat.
•50 second wall sit
•50 bent over kick backs- see video- bend over at the waist and kick back one leg at a time. Do this as fast as you can to feel the burn! -Exercise #1
•50 one-leg deadlifts (25 on each side)- see video- Exercise #2
•50 second bridge hold- lay on your back with knees bent and together. Raise your pelvis as high to the ceiling as you can, hold.
•50 second wall sit
•100 straight leg deadlifts- see video- Place hands on the top of your glutes and bend over from the waist. On the way up, squeeze your butt muscles; release and repeat.
*Repeat 3x

To see this video, please check it out on my Instagram account: @healthyyouhappyyou !!!

The Pyramid Workout

I just ran in the rain! Not on purpose, it just started raining, but it felt SO good! Ice cold rain on the face is so intense and healing in a way!

To make my mood even better… I just finished this awesome workout I call: PYRAMID:

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-10 push-ups (you can do on your feet or on your knees, just do them all)
-20 sit-ups ( I want you to think of lifting toward the ceiling each time you sit-up)
-30 second wall sit (make sure you sit down to a 90 degree angle, but you don’t want your knees over your toes so bring your feet out if needs be)
-40 seconds of walking planks (get in a push-up position and walk on all fours forward across the room to the wall and then walk backwards, repeat for 40 sec.)
-50 second plank hold (take a break if you need and then get right back up)
-40 squats (spread your legs a little more than hip width apart and squat down like you’re sitting in a chair, then stand back up. On the way up, focus on squeezing your bum cheeks 🙂 )
-30 wall push-ups (lean against the wall at an angle and do a push-up like you would on the floor)
-20 sit-ups
-10 tuck jumps (jump up as high as you can and Tuck your knees to your chest)

REPEAT 2-3x !!!

Lower AB Flab-Be Gone!

I hate the pooch… It’s actually the hardest part of the stomach to tone… Especially for women because we have slightly less muscle than men in that area. And although it is a myth that you can spot treat areas when exercising, this does make the lower an flab burn so… It’s working!

I just finished this workout and it was awesome!

50 jumping jacks- keep Abs tight the whole time.
25 heel raises- lift from the lower abs, and keep buns off the mat the whole time.
25 reach for the stars- lift your upper back off the mat by lifting from the abdominal region.
25 straight leg sit-ups- same thing, lift yourself up by squeezing from the abs.
50 running high knees- keep those abs tight and go as fast as you can.
*Repeat 3x !!!

Exercise Is The Cure

Today, I was so tired that I could’ve fallen asleep anywhere…literally. At my desk, in the bathroom, and even walking around TRYING to wake up!

So, by the time I got home the LAST thing I wanted to do was exercise, but…..yup you guessed it, I did it anyway!! And I’m SO glad I did! I’m wide awake now and have the energy I need to get everything done tonight.

Research has shown that exercise gives you more energy than anything else! Well…maybe not sleep, but in the situation where there is a lack of sleep, like last night for me; exercise is the cure.

Wake Me Up Workout!

Do the following 3 exercises in this sequence- 10,10,10, 9,9,9, 8,8,8, 7,7,7, etc…..all the way to 1,1,1.

(For example: 10 wide-set push-ups, 10 straight up sit-ups, 10 squats; 9 regular push-ups, 9 sit-ups, 9 squats; 8….. and then at 4, change the squats to a 1 minute wall sit each time)

  • Push-ups (alternate between Wide-set, regular, and triceps push-ups
  • Straight up Sit-Ups with a 10 lb. weight
  • Squats (for 10-5) / 1 minute wall sits (for 4-1)

Follow this up with 10-20 minutes of cardio….I took Theodore on a brisk walk…it was great! (Sad you can’t see his cute face here) Image

Tonight’s Meal! Yummy Slow Cooker Pot Roast:

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