Last night Charlie had a bachelor party to attend so D and I hit up the book store for a little evening excursion. I also had a 40% off coupon that was burning a whole in my pocket.
You all know how much I enjoy Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred video – I love her kick butt attitude. So when I spotted Hot Bod in a Box I had to buy it. It contains 78 different exercises and 9 Workout Circuit Training cards. Each exercise has full details on how to perform it – some even have pictures of her doing the move.
After I put D to bed last night I went through the entire box educating myself on her famous moves. I was so excited going through it – I wanted to get to work right then. I resisted the urge and crawled into bed and got a good nights rest so that I could head to the gym with a new workout in hand.
I chose the Circuit Training Workout #4. Each workout consist of 5 different circuits that have 3 or 4 different exercises. You can go through each circuit once or she suggests for a challenge do it twice. The circuits end with 1 minute of cardio if there is not a cardio move incorporated in that circuit – like butt kicks or step ups. If you go through the circuit twice you only do the cardio at the end once unless the cardio is part of the circuit – again, butt kicks & step ups (these are not the only cardio moves – just the ones that I did today). I hope that all made sense.
I loved the Circuit Training Workout – I am always up for a challenge. This was the closest thing that I will get to having a personal trainer and for $14.99 not a bad deal. I would love to have Jillian personally kick my butt on a weekly basis but that is just not going to happen. Also a personal trainer fee is not in my budget at the moment – I want D to go to college someday.
After the Circuit Training she suggest doing cardio. I did 20 minutes on the Step Mill and 20 minutes on the Elliptical w/moving handles. My workout this morning was AMAZING!! I left the gym feeling like I really did challenge myself today.
Since my gym does not open until 7 AM on Sunday, I ended up eating breakfast much later than I usually do. I did eat an Enjoy Life GF bar before I headed out – I needed something in my tummy. By the time I got home and showered it was after 9 – yikes!
I made a delicious and hearty bowl of Oatmeal – I am sure you could have guessed that.
I had to duplicate yesterday’s bowl since it was so good, only I added 1/2 a cup of canned pumpkin to the oatmeal base.
You can see that it is not as warm in my house today – the coconut butter was not flowing off the knife. It still tasted divine.
As was the sunflower seed butter. I bought my favorite brand at Whole Foods yesterday. My hubs prefers SunButter since it is much sweeter. I prefer the less sweeter variety that tastes more like the seeds.
Another winner breakfast that filled my tummy and pleased my tastebuds.
I am not sure what is on the agenda today. We might go to a cookout but that all depends on the weather. I hope you all have a great Sunday. Hooray for an extra day with my hubs – I love long weekends.