Nothin’ But Sweat

April 29, 2011

Heeeeeeelllllllllloooooooo! Welcome to wonderful Friday! I honestly didn’t know if Friday was going to make it to us this week. But it did. So happy. 🙂

So, this post was accidentally posted yesterday (yeah, that was my fault). So some of you already took a peak, some didn’t. Either way, it’s short and sweet and ready for Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday!

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I have been seriously, seriously busy lately. I almost feel like a chicken running around with my head cut off (nice euphemism, huh?), except I’m feeling grounded and sane at the same time.

I am one of those Do-Too-Mucher’s (which we’ll talk about in a later post…) who tries to take on the world and say yes and yes and then more yes’s before finally collapsing in a pile of stress. But for the last few weeks of me doing-too-much, I’m feeling ok with it all.

I’m blogging my heart out and trying to come up with creative recipes, while personal training in the mornings before work, working a full day, then cooking and baking and making time for ME.

Somehow I’m finding it all quite doable. And somehow I’m happy and satisfied with it all. 🙂

One way to kill two birds with one stone (geez, those idioms are violent!) is to exercise. This is where I find ME time and burn calories and de-stress. (ok, that was really three birds but whatever)

And when you do do a lot, like me, you want your workouts short but insanely effective… like some of the fun exercises I’ve been doing lately.

Semi-related...?

Nothin’ But Sweat Workout

  • walking lunges holding a 25# or 45# plate overhead (engage those core muscles!) -25 out/25 back
  • jump rope (50 single passes or 25 double unders)
  • Bosu jumping side lunge (one foot on bosu at a time, lunging to the side then jump to the other side, switching feet) -25
  • Bosu push-ups (flip the Bosu so the flat part is facing up) -10 to 15
  • Bosu mountain climbers (no rest- do right after finishing your push-ups) -25
  • Repeat this lovely sweaty circuit two more times

You can thank me when you’re done… sweating. 😉

Now get going with it! Let me know what you think. Don’t you wish you were my training client? 😉

Finished with the workout and need a snack? I’m thinking Lindsay‘s Joy Bites will do the trick.

Or a doctor‘s Sunflower Butter Ice Cream (hello!).

Maybe some Katified Blackies…?

Make all of those, and some Buffalo Bean Dip, because that just sounds amazing.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a signed cookbook by a chef professional.

Aaaaaaaand go rate my cupcake!

What about you:

What have you been having a hard time finding the courage to do?

What are you grateful for?

These questions were meant for me when they were delivered to my gmail inbox… questions I need to ask myself. 🙂

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

chrysta May 2, 2011 at 6:42 AM

and yet again another kick ass workout! Love it girl. those brownies are looking super tasty too! I hear ya about the craziness. I feel like Im constantly on the move. Non-stop and its a really hard juggling act for sure. But ya know..you get through it and just take things as they come. As for what to get the courage to do? Definitely get my training certs which you have totally helped with. So thank ya! have a great day!

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kalli May 1, 2011 at 12:59 PM

love that workout! i agree with you exercise is my time to destress and feel good!

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Alexandra May 1, 2011 at 8:12 AM

Nice workout! I bet it’s a toughie, but those endorphins are probably pumpin to the max when it’s over! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

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Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 1, 2011 at 3:29 AM

I LOVE that workout! I can feel the sweat already 🙂

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Natalia - a side of simple April 30, 2011 at 2:43 PM

I’ve been having a difficult time appreciating what exactly I have right now because I’m stressing about finding a place to live in NYC this summer. I haven’t even graduated yet and am trying to enjoy the rest of my remaining days as a senior, but I’m also trying to just relax about my future and see life for what it is and all the blessings God has granted me.

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Katherine: Unemployed April 30, 2011 at 7:09 AM

I’ve been having a hard time getting the nerve up to run outside which is humiliating because I used to be a hardcore 50-mile/week runner. Deep question!

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Kristina @ spabettie April 29, 2011 at 7:16 PM

that workout looks Awesome 🙂 and I love anything buffalo… YUM.

happy weekend girl – hope you get some relax time!

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Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 29, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Those bites look so good! Yumm. And that is one intense workout. I worked out my legs today so I’m pretty winded 🙁

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Erica April 29, 2011 at 10:38 AM

I can TOTALLY relate. There was a point in time when I was teaching 6 classes (or more) a week, working full time, blogging every day, trying to cook and take care of the husband and pup…I’ll be honest- it got to be TOO much. So I switched to 75% time at my job and I post every other day. I feel MUCH more sane now- especially with the baby coming 😉 Sunflower Butter Ice Cream? I want! Happy Friday

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zoe (and the beatles) April 29, 2011 at 7:36 AM

i don’t know how you manage to do all of that and stay sane :)! but i just wanted to say i love how much your happiness has shined through in your posts as of late. happy you’re feeling so happy, lori :)! and just because i haven’t said happy enough in this comment: HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

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kate April 29, 2011 at 2:48 AM

thanks for the linky love 🙂 i am going to check out the sunflower butta ice cream recipe. maybe i’ll get some good tips! holy workout too. it looks super intense.

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The Teenage Taste April 29, 2011 at 1:27 AM

WHOA! That workout is crazy intense! I love it!
Thanks for the link, Lori! I hope you like it! 😀

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Katie April 28, 2011 at 5:30 AM

That looks like a good one. I was looking for something fast for my lower body today. Hmmmm…

My sister and mom have the same birthday too! I think I’d be pissed if I had a kid on my birthday. Talk about stealing your thunder.

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Kat April 28, 2011 at 4:34 AM

Want to send me a bosu ball??? I want one SO badly! But I cant get over how expensive they are!

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Lauren @ WWoB April 28, 2011 at 4:05 AM

I have all of your workouts bookmarked. And MARK my words, I will do them all. (Seriously – these aint like recipes! Actually they are… recipes for SEXINESS)

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Pure2raw twins April 28, 2011 at 2:39 AM

Love the sound of that workout!!

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Katie April 28, 2011 at 1:36 AM

Intense! I like it!

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