Lower Body Blast Workout & Food Log Friday

Hey ya’ll!

I am a little behind on posts this week so I thought I would combine an awesome workout with Food Log Friday.

I’ll be honest with you. I am a little behind because I had way too much fun at a local food and wine festival last Sunday. There were hundreds, freakin’ hundreds, of wines and champagnes to taste as well as beer and bourbon. I really went for it and probably tried 99 wines/champagnes and some bourbon for good measure. It was an epic Sunday Funday followed by an epic three day hangover.

Lesson 1: alcohol is tasty and fun but at the end of the day it is indeed a poison.

Lesson 2: I am no longer in my 20s and need to act accordingly.

Lesson 3: I am much more productive and energetic when I keep alcohol to a minimum.

Keep this in mind over the weekend especially if you find yourself surround by 100s of tempting alcoholic beverages.

Sweat Sesh: Lower Body Blast

This workout is a circuit. Complete all 10 exercises with minimal rest in between exercises. Rest 2-5 minutes/until you catch your breath and then start the next round. This workout can be done at home or at the gym. All you need is a set of dumbbells and a jump rope. If you do not have a jump rope you you can substitute squat jumps for the single/double unders.

Warm-up: 5 min jump rope, walk, jog

Rest 2-5 minutes or until you feel recovered enough to start the next round. Complete 2-3 rounds.

Please listen to your body and modify as necessary. Enjoy!

Food Log Friday

I planned to meet a friend at the gym for a plyo workout within an hour of waking up so I didn’t want a big breakfast. In the Magic Bullet I blended, 1 cup hot water, 2 tablespoons Dandy Blend, 1 tablespoon coconut oil and 2 scoops Vital Proteins collagen. It’s rich and frothy and provided the protein and fat I needed for my workout without making feel too full to jump around.


After my workout, I had a more substantial breakfast. I made 2 over easy eggs, heated up some baked sweet potato fries, mixed some spring mix greens with Tessemae’s Honey Balsamic dressing and washed a few blackberries. I also had a little iced, decaf green tea to drink.


After I ate, Tyson was being his normal crazy self and stealing mail off the dining room table so I took him for a walk. I was a little hungry again after the walk so I ate 1/2 of an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quest Bar. This is the first time I have tried this flavor and it was really good!


A few hours later, I pulled together lunch from whatever I could find. I ended up with cauli-broccoli rice, sautéed onions, bell peppers and mushrooms and a can of wild-caught tuna. It’s a weird combo but it filled me up.

Late afternoon I drank a green juice. I like this one because of the low sugar content but they are a little expensive. I only buy them when they are BOGO at Publix which they are right now so go getcha some.

Dinner was crispy chicken thighs (one of the best things ever!), collards sautéed in bone broth and baked sweet potato fries. After dinner, I had a few chunks of frozen pineapple.


Have a great weekend! Get in a workout and not too many drinks 😉

Sweat Sesh: Full-Body Work-It Circuit

Sweat Sesh: Full-Body Work-It Circuit

Ready to sweat?

Start with the warm up. Then, complete 3 rounds of circuit A, rest 2-5 minutes, complete 3 rounds of circuit B, rest 2-5 minutes, then end the workout with 1 round of the finisher. Within each circuit move from one exercise to the next with minimal rest. Within each circuit the reps decrease with each round. See the reps column for each circuit. For each exercise choose a weight that is challenging but allows you to keep moving at a quick pace.

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Sweat Sesh: Spring Circuit


Did you know that today is the 1st day of Spring? A time of renewal, light past 5pm (hallelujah), twitterpated animals and blossoming trees. Here’s a few from our yard:

The top left is Meyer lemon blossoms. Bottom left is a Valencia orange blossom.

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Sweat Sesh: Booty Building Gym Workout


Monday definitely calls for sassy pants!

I’ve got a great booty building workout for you that will help you fill out those sassy pants a little more 😉

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Sweat Sesh: Valentine’s Day Full-Body Circuit

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Gotta love a good Bitmoji!

I know there’s a wide range of feelings about Valentine’s Day. Some people are all hearts and kisses and candy and flowers and others can’t stand the consumerism of it. But hey, it’s a day that serves as a reminder to really celebrate the people we love. Be a hater if you want but its a lot more fun to spend time with your favorite person or people while maybe sipping a little champagne or nibbling on chocolates.

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Post-Super Bowl Sweat Sesh: Compound Circuit

Happy Monday!

Whaddya think of the Super Bowl?

I couldn’t believe the Patriots came back to win and in overtime. How in 50 years of Super Bowls has there never been an overtime? Seems crazy! Lady Gaga rocked it! The drones behind her in the opening of her performance were pretty awesome too!

If you over indulged yesterday, don’t dwell on it. You had fun. Today is a new day. Get back to healthy food choices and sweat it out with this post-Super Bowl sweat sesh.

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Sweat Sesh: Fun Full-Body Circuit

Happy Tuesday! How’s your week going so far?

Hopefully, you’re more on top of it than me. I really like to post workouts on Mondays but I got a little behind this weekend. My husband, Tyson and I took a little day trip to Cedar Key on Sunday. It’s an eclectic little island about an hour away from Gainesville. It’s a great spot to be by the water, listen to live music, eat some oysters and have a beer. Tyson looking out over the water and contemplating life:


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