To start off my weekend, I had a pretty awesome Friday! Easy day at school, great workout, great food, and I got accepted into another college! This one is in my prime location too...WASHINGTON DC! I'm still waiting to hear back from 6 more...yea I know, haha, I applied to a lot. But that was because we couldn't visit any, except 3, and we need to find the best financial option for us. But man, I have some decisions to make already! Getting those letters really boosts your ego! I felt great all weekend because of it!
And here are some awesome meals I had this weekend that I must share! From left to right: A new amazing pancake recipe that I will be sharing soon...it's in the line-up! It is veggie packed 😉 Then Saturday's dinner was fabulous. A big piece of salmon with smoked paprika, fenugreek, and basil. With brown rice cooked with eggplant, a beet, and celery! Plus some random cheery tomatoes, sprouts, and avocado on the side. Sunday morning I knew I wanted pancakes again and I remembered I had some frozen mashed purple sweet potato in the freezer. Instead of the traditional PSPcakes I made coffee flavored buckwheat PSPcakes! So good 🙂
And did you take a look up at my page bar? See that new section there on the end? Yea! I made a page dedicated to all things yoga. Go check it out, it is full of resources, videos, websites, my yoga posts, and more to come! I also did some editing on the other pages under the Favorites tab, so go check those out too! Then on Sunday I ended up having 2 very important phone calls. One was for the Lifestyle Accountability Show and another was something very unexpected. I don't want to jinx it or say anything about it just yet, but I should be able to share next week or even later this week! Let's just say I went to bed very very happy on Sunday night which is a great way to head in to a new week!
Now for Power Monday! This always happens. I have tons of great leg and lower body circuits and then have boring upper body ones. Then I come up with tons of great upper body and get bored with the lower body. So I was in dire need of something new for the legs. Whats a girl to do when this happens? Create a new workout! This one was random, fun, and thought up on the spot, but ended up being really effective and fun! The only conundrum I had was naming it. Workouts are way harder to name than recipes, that's for sure. I tried to think of something witty, but that didn't work. However it is March 24th and the rep scheme is 124, so hey, a little connection there 😉 I try my best, I really do.
Yup, that's right! 124 reps of each exercise! You can split them up however you like. I superseted 2 or 3 exercises at a time doing 20 reps for 6 rounds. However you split it up though, you will feel the burn 😉
+ For the weighted donkey kick, just put a dumbbell (I used 8lbs but I think 10 would have been better) in the crease of you bend leg, then just pulse it up.
+ For the weight bridge lifts, place your calves on the ball and a heavy dumbbell of plate on your hips. Then just keep your arms flat on the floor and use your glutes and hamstrings to lift you hips until your body is a straight slope.
So tell me:
How many colleges did you apply to? My total number came to 13!
What do you do when your workout routine needs a little spicing up?
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