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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Busy week at the GYM!

I was filling in for a few people last week. So ended up teaching my own Boot Camp, 2 different Spin classes, a Gravity Class ( they didn't have an instructor! I had to quickly fill it! YIKES!)  and then my own SPIN class.  whew! Busy!

So I bought my son and his friend along as these two hams are really working hard on getting some good pipes!  What a pair! 

Teach them YOUNG!  Health, Nutrition and Fitness and they will forever learn valuable life habits!

More Healthy Satisfying lunches this week!

My LOOOOVE for Blue Cheese and mushrooms!

A grilled portabello mushroom with garlic, blue cheese and chicken. Of course EVERY meal MUST include broccoli.

 and Steak. Left over Grilled Blue Cheese topped steak with sauteed mushrooms and broccoli on salad.

A little FUN! Alyssa's Summer Party!

Since Alyssa's Birthday is in November, and there isn't too much you can do outdoors that time of year, we decided to allow her to have a fun SUMMER party with  her friends from school  and sports teams!

 WHIP CREAM FIGHTS! Always a good time! Just buy every kid a jar of Ready Whip and let them go nuts!

her " thank-you " speech!

So why not shove the girls face into her cupcake!?

After the boys left...." chit chat in the hot tub!"

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

H.I.I.T. on the Elliptical! LOVED IT!

I had to separate my kids, as the fighting was getting a bit out of control...SUMMER FUN! ha!  One is going through crazy hormonal, moody puberty, so that doesn't help matters at all.

But he loves to work out, so I took him to the gym with me this morning. He did his weight program, and I tried HIIT on the Elliptical. My plan was only 20-30 minutes as advised. Well, even though it was killing my ass, I didn't want to stop. I was dripping, had to get a towel, but I wanted to keep going.  I ended at an hour.

I kept going after this picture even! lol...cool down though.  So I went 5.5 miles, but distance wasn't the key to this one, it was heart rate. I had my heart rate up to 170, then down to 130  the entire time, back and forth.

I now see why HIIT is a great way to work-out.  650 calories for that one too!