Monday, April 23, 2012

Body Revolution Day 71 of 90

Day 71 = Workout 11

Well it was tough, BUT not as tough as I thought it would be. Jillian did bring me to my knees though. It was during the second set of Cable Push Ups. I probably could have finished them from my toes but I decided to put my knees to the ground, and then...she said, "3 more"...I thought, 'DAMN!'.  Thursday I will be doing them all from my toes.  The Push Ups I don't like, are the 3 Level Push Ups.  Years ago I had problems with my wrist, and couldn't even do push ups back then, now I can do them, no problem.  BUT NOT these ones...the 3 Level Push Ups...I tried them, and I find they just hurt, and NOT in a good way.  I'm not wimping out on these, I just don't want to injure myself.  So I will just substitute with Crow Push Ups.  I found the Crow Push Ups much harder than all of the ones she does in this workout, PLUS, I found they really worked my abs.  Oh yeah...we start off with Scorpion Push Ups in Circuit 1, they are pretty good. 

YES, this workout has lots of push ups...but you will be able to do them.  You are so much stronger once you get to this Phase, this workout, you can do it!

Again there are many exercises done in the plank position.  Jillian also has us do a Chaturanga Hold for 30 seconds.  Twice of course.  I could do that, but what I couldn't do after I finished Workout 11, was my Plank Hold Challenge.  Well I did it, however, I only held it for 2:26.3.  I tried...but this workout did a number on my arms this morning.  Oh well...that's why they call it a challenge, RIGHT????(please agree with me...LOL)
And the good old Crab Kicks are back in this one.  They do them single time, and the option is double time.  Since doing them in Cardio 3 at double time pace, you will have no problem to push the UP button on these.

This workout is 35 minutes in length.  I will update all the times tomorrow, once I complete Workout 12 for the first time.  I will talk more about Workout 11 again on Thursday.

Today's food...
Breakfast: Greek Yogurt with Quinoa Crunch & Berries

NO...not raspberries again!  While we were out grocery shopping yesterday at David's Gourmet/Kara Foods/Fiddleheads/The Healthy Butcher in Kitchener...yes they are all located in one store on Bruce Street in Kitchener, ON Canada.  I picked up these little gems...

They are like a cherry tomato, ONLY Sweeter. 

They were okay with the Greek Yogurt and Quinoa Crunch, but they taste really nice on their own.  I might even try these with the Multi-Grain Pancakes next time I have them...WHICH, I may have them sooner, rather than later, JUST SO the Golden Berries don't go bad.

Lunch: Grilled Halibut with Mixed Berry Salsa/Russet Potato Salad with Spinach

I remember to pick up a piece of Halibut this week.  Last time I made this recipe, I had Haddock instead of Halibut...the wrong H fish.  The both tasted delicious.  AND...I got my raspberries in anyway...hehehe.  I used up the last of the Russet Potato salad.  It was very nice with this fish dish too, just as it was with the salmon last week.

Look at those delicious RASPBERRIES...mmm...yum!!!

Snack: Chocolate Covered Carrot Cake Pop/Ball...Plus some Fresh Pineapple

Dinner: Laksa with Shrimp and Vegetables
LEFTOVERS!!!!  Leftovers are great, even if they are really not leftovers.  With this meal, I knew that I would be the only one in my family to eat it because of the Shrimp.  So I saved the other serving for myself.  Before I started preparing my family's dinner and heating up my dinner for tonight, I made tomorrow night's dinner.  But I will leave you in suspense until tomorrow's post.

Tonight's Laksa was more like a noodle-veggie stir-fry, and not a soup as shown in the Fat Burning Meal Plan recipe book.  It was just as good though.  This meal does take time to make, but it is definitely worth it.

During daycare nap time today, I decided to make some bread from one of the recipes from Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Cookbook.  Easy Herbed Yogurt Bread.  Well I started to make it.  You mix 3 ingredients together and then it has to sit for 24 I will bake it tomorrow, taste it and let you know how it tastes.  This bread is made up using what Tosca calls, "Power Flour".  I tried finding all the flours a week ago, but the store was sold out of a couple of them.  This week I was successful in getting the rest of them that I needed. 

The Power Flour is made up of the following flours:
Brown Rice

This flour mix is used in other recipes in her cookbook, so all the flours will get used up in time.  I am SO looking forward to tasting this bread.  I love savoury breads, and best of all, this one will be CLEAN.
I will see how this one tastes as the recipe is written, however, I would like to try adding onion and peppers to it next time.  I will be trying more and more new recipes as the days and weeks go on.  Like I said yesterday, the Calamari one is coming up SOON.  Eeeekkkk!!!  I was telling 2 of the daycare mums about it, and they both like Calamari, so I told them if I didn't like it, they could split the other 3 servings.  LOL

Just for verification...

Here was my time for today's Plank Hold Challenge.  I told you my arms were TOAST!  I will know what to expect on Thursday.  There is always tomorrow.

Until then...Stay Strong!

Have a great night!



  1. I love the shrimp laksa. Gotta make it again soon. Great job in the workout!

  2. You've inspired me to try a plank challenge of my own! Core strength is something that is definitely a weakness for me. Working on holding plank position will definitely help with that. (You've also turned me on to Next Organics chocolate covered dried fruit! I haven't tried the bananas, but the cherries and apricots are both wonderful. A perfect example of a healthy treat that feels "special!") - Kelly