The Most Intense Workout Ever.

My appetite was still M.I.A for the most part of the day yesterday. Breakfast was the usual.  I did TRY to make a new kind of oatmeal.  The recipe was for Pumpkin Spice Oats, but I misread the recipe and got it all kinds of wrong.


With as much baking as I do, you’d think I would have known that 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg was a smidge too much.  As I was putting it in the pot I even thought, “This seems like a lot of nutmeg.”  I can see now why I read 1/2 tsp. each for the spices.  For as many successes as I have had, I have had twice as many failures!  I am going to try try again soon.  Thumbs up

Now let’s discuss this workout

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Bob Harper: Ultimate Cardio Body

I got this DVD several months ago when I read a review of it on Fit Bottomed Girls as being one their top favorite fitness DVDs.  I did it once, and never got it out again. Yesterday morning, I remembered why.

“He pushes you, but does it with that cute-boy charm and those baby-blues that make you smile, laugh and keep going for the full sweaty hour. “ – Jenn from Fit Bottomed Girls.  I couldn’t agree more.

I was in the mood for a really intense workout so I skipped the gym and popped that bad boy in the DVD player.  I knew it was intense but had forgotten exactly how intense.  My legs were on fire by minute 6.

Bob Harper: Ultimate Cardio Body


I didn’t think anything could ever be more challenging than Jillian’s Banish Fat Boost Metabolism.

Banish Fat


This used to be my “I-want-my-butt-kicked workout.”

What I love most about Bob’s video is that the people in it were sweatier than I was.  At one point the guy in the video(Joe) stops. Bob goes over and makes him keep going.  The looks on their faces as they were doing squat # 5,000 was enough to make you feel sorry for them.  Knowing that they were working just as hard as I was made me stay focused and motivated.  Just when I thought he was going to show a little mercy and have us cool down, we started doing one-legged hops that were sort of fun, in a painful sort of way.  Bob is just so darn adorable with that Southern accent, that I was actually smiling in the end.  When the workout was actually, over I could barely move.

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Me for about 30 min afterwards


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Sweaty & Red Faced = A good workout.

I was toast. This morning I can hardly get up or down & I’m hobblin’ ’round like an old lady!  It’s been a long time since I have been pushed out of my comfort zone and it felt so good to push beyond what was comfortable.

Comfort Zonevia

I had to get something in my tummy a.s.a.p. so I grabbed half a banana and a handful of almonds. I inhaled it so quickly that I forgot to take a picture.  My arms were so fatigued I could barely peel the banana.  Toast.

When I recovered (i.e laying on the floor for 30 min looking at Pinterest Funnies) and got showered up, the only thing that sounded appetizing was a smoothie.

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Yummy Berry Protein Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup frozen mixed berries

1 scoop protein powder (chocolate or vanilla, I used chocolate in this one)

1 tbsp. Chia Seeds

Later that afternoon, I went grocery shopping and my appetite seemed to be coming back.  I found this on sale at Target for $.89 so I thought I’d give it a try!

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Zone Perfect Perfectly Simple

It was REALLY tasty.

We did get to have a soccer game last night that was a total blasty blast!  Those little guys are so adorable!!! By the time the game was over my appetite was back to normal.  I couldn’t wait to get home and eat!!!  Since it was late, the boys had some leftovers and sandwiches.  I had some yummy tacos!

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White corn tortillas, guacamole, fat free refried beans, reduced fat shredded cheese and salsa.

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The last piece of Jamie’s Bread with PB on top.

I also had some peanuts while I was deciding what I wanted to eat and I made another taco with beans and cheese. I could have eaten more but restrained myself.  Winking smile

I am SO glad today is a rest day.  We are going to go see 21 Jump Street, L has a dentist appointment this afternoon and I am going to try out a new recipe for Double Strawberry Cream Cheese Filled Muffins.  Don’t worry, they are healthy!

You may also enjoy:  Healthy Smoothie Recipes – Fitness Magazine


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