Having babies made me fat. I wasn’t all that thin before I became pregnant, but I was severely overweight after Rylan was born. I gained more than 60 lbs while I was pregnant with Rylan; I was over 200 lbs when I walked into the hospital.
We moved the family to Port St Lucie, FL from Fort Lauderdale, Fl and it has been a hell of a change. The cities are a little over two hours apart, but it doesn’t even feel like I’m in the same universe. The people are different, driving around the city is actually pleasant, and there is hardly a piece of trash to be found on the ground. The cons are pretty significant, though, and it almost feels like a real-life Pleasantville, sort of surreal and photoshopped.
I’ve been a bit lazy about logging my workouts, but not lazy during them. I try to do weight training 2 to 3 times a week and run 2 to 3 times a week.
I enjoy making my own workouts, because I feel like I can focus on the specific muscle groups I think I need to improve upon, but sometimes I just don’t want to go through the trouble of thinking that hard before a workout. That’s what Youtube is for, right? I’ve found a couple of 30 Minute Workouts from Popsugar that have kicked my butt royally.
I have a bit of a challenge today.
My mother and grandparents are bringing the kids home from a long weekend in Daytona Beach where my family lives. I love cooking, but don’t get many visitors, so I made them agree to stay for dinner.
Now, the challenge isn’t the dinner, it’s that my husband is on what he calls a “Vegan-ish” diet. My grandfather is definitely not a part of this diet, so I like to make him a meaty dish, but I’d like it to be a healthy one.
I tried out a new workout from a Pin I’d added to one of my boards on Pinterest years ago. Let’s just say, this was a tough mother.
I tried the Batman Workout.
10 reps, 6 Sets
30 second rest between each set. It took about 30 minutes.
Then I tried to run. TRIED. for about 25 minutes. I was very hungry afterward.
I tried to embed a picture into the post, but my Codeninja skills aren’t that great yet. Maybe soon. Anyway, check out the Pin if you want a tough workout to kick your butt.
1 Cup Flour
2 TBSP Sugar
1 TSP Baking Powder
.5 TSP Baking Soda
.5 TSP Salt
Dash of Cinnamon
.75 Cups Unsweetened Cashew Milk
.5 TSP Vanilla Extract
1 TBSP Vegetable Oil
.25 Cups Unsweetened Applesauce
Heat griddle to medium heat. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk cashew milk, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, and unsweetened applesauce together. Add wet ingredients to dry until just combined. Spray griddle with oil. Pour .25 cups of battered onto griddle and cook until bubbles start to form in the batter. Flip and cook until heated through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Ready to serve.
Makes 4-6 Servings
Today’s Killer Workout lasted about 30 minutes. It started off getting my heart rate up, then got really intense, and slowly lowered intensity at the end.
3 sets of 30 Jumping Jacks and 5 Push ups
3 sets of 25 High Knees and 10 Tricep Dips
3 sets of 20 Squats and 15 Toe Touches
3 sets of 15 Burpees and 20 Deadman Rows
3 sets of 10 Mountain Climbers and 25 Crunches
3 Sets of 5 Plank Jumps and 30 Bicycle Crunches