I’m a talker. Ulysses is not. In fact, he barely spoke to my parents until after we were engaged. That went over well.
This lovely personality trait makes me feel like I need to spend 1 day a week just rambling on about everything that didn’t get mentioned in the previous 7 posts or that my husband has no desire to hear from me at the dinner table. Or at least the stuff I want to talk about. Frustrating work conference calls…not on the list. 10 gray hairs plucked out of my head…also not on the list.
So here we go…
Yes, I like talking about this stuff. I spend all week talking about food, eating food, making food, let’s talk about how I get rid of that food. And no, not in that kind of way.
After a few days off and some modifications for the weird foot injury that almost went away as quickly as it came on, I’ve been bodyrocking like there’s no tomorrow. I’m just absolutely obsessed with these workouts. They’re fun, they’re fast and every single time I think one looks easy, I get my ass handed to me within the first 2 minutes. I love it.
Lean muscle fast 300 rep challenge <—this is actually the one I hurt my foot doing. Take my advice, don’t do step ups on a chair.
Glad you came (intermediate version)
Roc it out rep challenge
ZWOW #6 <—found this video link on Michelle & Lori’s site. Apparently, Zuzana does her own videos now that she’s not on bodyrock anymore and this was a great no equipment needed workout.
I also made up my own circuit one day that looked like this:
In addition to those, I’ve added the Tone it up girls ab workout to the end of quite a few workouts.
The bodyrock monthly challenge also has “fit test” where you do a series of exercises for 50 seconds with a 10 second rest between each one a few times during the month to see how you’re improving. I did this on 2/9 and 2/20 so far. I plan on doing the last one on Monday. Here’s what the improvement looks like so far:
*I did pushup burpees on 2/20 instead of regular ones by accident, hence the lower number.
Not bad progress for 11 days. I can also visibly see a difference in my arms at this point. There are A LOT of pushups in these workouts!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Other people’s food!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There are exactly 60 blogs in my google reader, most include food some way or another. Some post 3 times a day, others once a day, and that doesn’t even count the posts I read through twitter because something catches my eye. Needless to say, there is a TON of food that I inevitably come across and want to make instantly.
I’m seriously excited to give this stuff a try.
Swanson contacted me a little while ago about trying some of their stuff out and this was one of the things I chose with the coupon they gave me. Their site is full of healthy products. Think whole foods meets your local “green” store but all of it discounted. People rave about Himalayan salt so I figured I’d give it a shot. Any good ideas what to use it on or do with it?
Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.