Workouts after the Weekend SUCK!

Over the weekend I took a mini road trip to Arizona. Usually, I only take one day off during the weekend but I didn’t this time. I am happy to report that I did eat well and didn’t stop at fast food once! (Although I did get a Chai Tea Latte from Dutch Bros because I missed that place so much). We spent the weekend shopping and lounging by the pool. It was relaxing and rejuvenating.

Monday’s workout SUCKED! it was like all my progress melted away after just two days of being lazy. Honestly, it probably was so hard because it was leg day!! Even though it was hard, afterward I felt great! I am still feeling motivated and I am holding myself accountable.

I think Lydia is proud of me too. She is going to be a yogi one day since she is so interested in my sets.

Monday’s workout of week 3 consisted of 2 circuits, 2X each!

Circuit One:

Jump Squats  15 Reps 

Squats 15 Reps

Walking Lunges  24 Reps, 12 per side

Knee Ups  24 Reps, 12 per side

Circuit Two:

X Jumps  16 Reps, 8 per side

Burpees  10 Reps

Weighted Step Ups  24 Reps, 12 per side

Medicine Ball Squats  15 Reps.

I don’t have a medicine ball or dumbbells, what I do have is a Kettlebell. I use this one.

So far it has worked for all the workouts but I am looking into/saving to get a dumbbell set. So far I am liking this 25 lbs cast iron set.

These workouts are designed to be HIITs so the goal is to get each circuit done in 7 minutes. You will sweat your booty off. Well, I am hoping!

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I follow my workouts with yoga. Today was a restful yoga set of stretching and breathing.

Diets and Desserts

Who else learned the that the difference between desserts and deserts is that dessert has a double S because you will always want 2 desserts?!?!

This week (6 weeks postpartum) I started a lower calorie meal plan and workout routine. Day 2 and I’m starving. Not really, but going from a few months of eating as many desserts as I want, to cutting them out has my sweet tooth in panic mode.

So this post is about some desserts I made over the summer. Go ahead and start drooling!

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This a cookies and cream poke cake that I got from the cookbook from Tasty. Seriously, do yourself a favor and go buy it! The recipes are so much fun and are really YUMMY. There is a wide variety of food options too.

These Firework Blondies and fruit tray were from our Jacklin 4th of July party. I was feeling very crafty that day. 🙂 The Blondies were so good I think I ate half the plate. Here is the Recipe from Crazy for Crust.

Lastly, here is the Hatchimal birthday cake I made for Lucy’s 9th Birthday! I really wish I was better at decorating cakes so I could open up a bakery. I follow so many different cake decorating Instagram sites because I just love watching the videos! It’s mesmerizing. Oh well, it is fun to do and even better to eat it!

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Okay guys, that’s all I got for now. Back to your regular broadcast-dieting day!