Leg Day Workout & Promix Protein Puffs

Happy Christmas Week! Fa la la la la la la la. That is pretty much all I got left in me at this point. I am so excited for Christmas because this last week, and let’s be honest, this last year, has just been a little stressful.

I am so thankful that I have been able to be consistent with my workouts this year because working out has been a huge stress reducer. I am also thankful for the wonderful community at Fit Women’s Weekly Live because honestly I am not sure I would be able to do these workouts at the intensity I have been doing them on my own as they are written. But doing them virtually and live has been such a huge motivator to make some time for myself during the day and sweat.

Here is one of the workouts I did last week…

It was a doozy but I was so proud I got through the entire thing + the finisher.

With the consistent exercise I have been doing this year I have been trying to make sure I am getting enough protein. As much as I would love to say all my nutrition comes from real food that is not the season I am currently living in. I typically do not eat enough protein and I am always on the lookout for products that are quick and effective to help me reach my daily goal.

Promix recently sent me some of their Protein Puffs to try. I have been adding them to smoothies, yogurt, and oatmeal. It has been a nice and easy way to add in 10g of protein.

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They came in handy this weekend because I somehow managed to dislodge a filling while flossing. Ugh. I have stuck with really soft foods that wouldn’t require chewing and have been adding these puffs in every smoothie.

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I am really looking forward to the upcoming week with my husband and kids. I can’t remember the last time Josh had off Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, he is usually working one of those. I am so thankful!

We are celebrating Christmas at home this year with only the six of us. I have already purchased all our food and made homemade pizza crust this weekend for Christmas Eve. It took 3 hours Saturday morning and it was totally worth it to make them ahead of time.

The pizza was a tradition I had growing up and we have never been able to do it with our kids on this day because pre-COVID we were bouncing back and forth between family celebrations.

In case anyone is interested I use this recipe. I roll each crust to 6 inches and pre-bake them for 5 minutes. Once they are cool they go into the freezer until we are ready to use them.

Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope you have a blessed and healthy week ahead. Merry Christmas!

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Leg Day Kettlebell & Mobility Workout

Well friends, it has been a week. Between the election, our air conditioner going out, and homeschool, I am so happy it is Friday! We are taking our second week off of school for Fall Break next week. Sometimes you have really good ideas and this was a really good idea to save a week because the weather is supposed to be actual Fall weather and I am ready for it. We took a week off at the very end of September but it was still hot outside.

And speaking of homeschool the kids finished their ELA curriculum for the semester this week. I am so proud of them, and me! We are still going to be reading, spelling, and writing until Christmas but it is nice to have this portion of their work done. I am using the same program as their elementary school but I must have paced it differently so we finished it up this week, all 15 weeks of lessons, done. Yay!

My workouts this week left me unusually sore. Which I take as a good sign that I am challenging myself. So here is one of the workouts I did this week with Fit Women’s Weekly Live. I used a 44 KB for the swings, squats, and deadlifts and was so proud of myself. Between the warm up and 4 rounds of this it was the perfect 30 minute workout to start my day.

If you decide to try this the 30 seconds squat holds are without weight, as are the last 3 exercises. For the swings, squats, and deadlifts use a heavy weight or KB and perform 10 reps for 2 sets before moving onto the next exercise.

When you finish all these exercises rest for a minute and then keep repeating for up to 4 rounds. I was dripping sweat and so glad when it was over but so proud of myself for sticking with the 44 pounds KB.

And now I am logging off and into the weekend with the same plans we have had basically all year. Staying home and playing outside as much as the weather allows. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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Circuit Workout + Our Week Off From Homeschool

Happy first day of fall! We are still over 100 degrees here in Arizona but each new day is one more day closer to cooler temps. Last week we took off from homeschool and tried to spend a few mornings outside before the heat of the day took over. We made it to the lake one day for a swim and also to one of my favorite places in Arizona, Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

Other highlights of the past week included Maisie losing two teeth and Caden finished reading Prince Caspian with my mom and we watched the movie to celebrate. Overall it was just a nice change up in our schedule and yesterday we jumped right back into our homeschool curriculum. The kids loved the break and I am happy to report they had great attitudes yesterday when we picked up where we left off.

My friend Doug shared a workout on Facebook yesterday and I immediately decided that it would be my workout for the day. I met Doug when I worked at Life Time Fitness and he is an overall great person and a super knowledgeable personal trainer. I learned so much about personal training from him by watching how he worked with his clients and also being trained by him.

To this day I still have notebooks that have workouts designed by Doug from when I participated in his small group trainings. If you are in the East Valley and a Life Time Fitness Tempe member schedule a session with Doug, you won’t regret it.

This workout took me about 50 minutes and I was pretty sweaty. I absolutely loved the side lying get-ups. I had never done those before and will be adding these into my workouts periodically from now on. To perform side lying get-ups: lay on your right side with your right arm bent in a 90 degree angle. Your thumb will be rotated to point at the floor near your head. Press down with your elbow as you rotate your arm and thumb to get your palm face down in front of your stomach. Your right side will lift off the ground as you do this and then reverse the move to start position.

Again happy first day of fall! I hope you make at an awesome day!

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