Monday, April 16, 2012

Body Revolution Day 64 of 90

Day 64 = Workout 9

Back to the front of the body.  I noticed that some of the people on that are doing Body Revolution, do not like the Crab move...get used to it, because in Phase 3, you will be doing them in Workout 9 with weights on your lap and then Crab Kicks in Cardio 3.  Suck it up People!  <<<That's the inner Jillian in me talking.  You will get stronger and they won't be SO terrible.  Just like every other exercise in Body Revolution, you might not like it first few times through because you find them TOUGH.  But as you move through the Workouts and through the Phases, you'll think to yourself..."hey, these aren't so bad"  OR  you might think to yourself, "that Trina lady is full of SHIT, these still SUCK!"  I will say it again..."the first week of every set of workouts is always the toughest.  You will be sore for the first week and then that soreness will go away until you get into the next set of workouts".  I will let you know tomorrow if this holds true to the second week of Phase 3.

Today's food...
Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats with Maple Syrup, Raspberries & Almonds
I thought I would switch it up today.  You know how much I LOVE my raspberries.  I had some that I needed to use up, so I swapped the apples out for the raspberries.  OH...SO...GOOD!
Variety is key to healthy eating.  If you think you need to eat the same thing for breakfast every are wrong.  If you find something you like than maybe you would want to eat it everyday, but eventually you may get bored of it.  So change it up!  If you like Steel Cut Oats, try the different toppings.  I started off with apples & pecans, then I tried it with pears & walnuts, now raspberries & almonds(you may see this one again and again and well, again)...maybe blueberries next...we'll see.

Lunch: Roasted Salmon with Pepita & Cumin Seed Crust/Russet Potato Salad with Spinach & Lemon
I finally made the potato salad to go with this salmon dish.  It goes so nicely with the salmon...I guess that's why Jillian paired them up.  I didn't have any Arugula, so I used Baby Spinach instead...see change it up.  The calories worked out about the same.

I will be enjoying another lunch like this later this week. 
I made up 2 servings of the salmon, and 4 servings of the potato salad.

Snack: Chocolate Covered Carrot Cake Pop/Ball
Recipe for these are from the Clean Eating magazine

Dinner: Baja Salad from Wendy's(half size, no dressing, no chips)

Tonight's dinner was supposed to be Beef Stir-Fry with Broccoli & Shiitake Mushrooms.  However, we had to go out to bring the newest member of our family home.  So we grabbed some food on the way home.  Think cleaner options even when you are out.

Everyone meet...Sok
These pictures are from a few weeks back. 
She is fast asleep right now and we are trying to get our other cats acquainted with her.

After Dinner Snack: Baked Garlic Pita Chips
I added this snack in to bring up today's calorie count.

So I am going to stop running on at the mouth now and see how Sok is doing.

Before I go, I will let you know how I made out with...

My Plank Challenge~started at a 2 minute plank~trying to increase a little each day~WHY?~Because I can!

Today's Plank time...
When I do this move, I close my eyes and just vision the abs I am going to have.  It gets easier each time I do them.  My arms start to shake a little later into the hold each time.  I may be up to 3 minutes by the end of the week. 
You still have time to get in on the Stay Strong! necklace contest. 
For all the details check out this day...

I'm going to relax now and chill out before going to bed.  Workout 10 in the of my favorites.

Until then...Stay Strong!

Good night



  1. Your food photos always look so delicious! How on earth do you find time to cook so many wonderful, healthy meals? I find I'm scraping together lots of whole foods to make a meal, but they don't look nearly as wonderful as your pictures. My food is pretty boring, actually...

    Thanks for your posts. I can't believe how close you are to the end! I hope you are planning on posting before & after photos :)

    1. Hey ct,

      I try to make the time to cook. Many of my lunches are leftovers so I can heat them up quick and enjoy them at the same time as the daycare kids eat. Other times I wait until the kids are sleeping and then make my lunch or make it at the same time I make theirs, it all depends on the day. On weekends, I like to get a lot of the prep work done, so that fresh meals don't take that long to make up either. It is tough at first, but once you do it for a bit, it does get easier, just like the workouts.

      I will post before and after pictures for sure.

      Stay Strong!