So, I’ve currently been focusing on weight loss after a pretty successful bulking season. A lot of strength and dense muscle was built. I finished at 142 pounds (I’m 5’6.5″) with a max bench of 140 lbs, 265lb squat and a 360 conventional deadlift (375 sumo). Needless to say I was quite pleased and proud of myself.
I stayed away from the scale and used my physical appearance (mainly abdominal definition) as a guideline when increasing macros. I started dieting and cutting back slowly at the end of June. As of August 11, I got down to 129lbs. Never starving myself, although I’m always hungry, and not doing endless hours of cardio.
Since my calories have been restricted, I’m focusing more on endurance and hypertrophy training, rather than strength. Soooo, I woke up Saturday morning feeling rather ambitious. I laid in bed and constructed this plan totaling 1000 reps. Yes, that’s correct, ONE THOUSAND REPS!!
While doing it, I wanted to quit. I wanted to rest and rest some more…but I didn’t allow it. I made a plan and by golly I was going to see it through. All the while telling myself “don’t die, don’t die, don’t die”! And what do you know?! I survived and in a time much shorter than I thought. 70 minutes, start to finish, including rest and brief interruptions from fellow gym-goers.
So, without further ado, here is the format as well as a little video of some of the exercises. Please give it a shot if you’re feeling froggy and wanna jump! And please let me know what you think if you do!!
*If you feel dizzy or have any abnormal pain, please stop the workout immediately. Go at your own pace and do what you’re capable of. But most of all, have fun and be safe!
…You make it into ice cream.
Hello all! Another day in paradise here in southwest Florida. More specifically, a little place called Matlacha Island (Mat-la-shay). It’s quaint and rustic, with Key West-ish vibe.
I love the outdoors and wandering around in unfamiliar territory. Something about not knowing where you are and just exploring the world really appeals to me. Maybe that’s why I’ve driven across the country by myself multiple times. Jenn, the Wanderer. Or maybe I was just a truck driver in a past life.
Speaking of…. I am planning a trip to Vancouver/ Victoria B.C. later this summer. I cannot tell you how insanely excited I am to explore up there: the turquoise lakes, waterfalls and scenery. So, I ask of you, do you have any travel tips and suggestions? I would love to get some ideas!
Now, back to exploring….
Just want to drop by and say “hello!”, as I’m out adventuring playing tourist in my own backyard. It’s amazing what you can find when you slow down and open your eyes to appreciate what’s around you. Hope everyone has an amazing holiday weekend. Stay safe, my friends.
Quest Peanut Butter Cup STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar Cookie
Say that five times fast!! Better yet, save your breath and get ready to inhale these bad mamma-jammas.
So simple and unbelievably satisfying, without the guilt!!
•Step 1: Cut Cookie Dough quest bar into 1/4s. Microwave for 10 seconds.
•Step 2: Shape all 4 pieces into circular form and press VERY flat in between parchment paper, while still warm!
•Step 3: Place 1 Peanut butter cup on top of flattened circle and top with another circle; working quickly while still warm.
•Step 4: Seal edges together making sure no PB Cup is exposed.
Step 5: Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 10 mins, on parchment lined baking sheet, flipping after 5 minutes.
* I baked mine in my toaster oven, which cooks faster because it’s smaller. After my first batch of Quest Cookies, I learned 300 is a better temp for the toaster oven, as it browns very quickly!
Eat and enjoy!!
Let me start by again saying how amazing it is to continuously have people making the choice to follow me!! Every morning when I wake up and see people have pinned my recipes on Pinterest, began following me or like a previous post makes me beyond happy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
So, to everyone in the 12+ different countries around the world following me: I took a pole this week from people about what kind of fitness plan they think would be ideal, as I know my personal ones can be a bit daunting. ;) So, I’ve taken into account everyone’s input and will be posting this plan tomorrow. As well as a 30 day eating plan, that a few people have already started, as well as myself. And let me tell you: IT WORKS! I can’t wait to share this with you guys!
So, if you have any last requests, now is the time, family!
Along with the training guide and eating plan, I’ll be giving another cheat recipe and quite possibly a clean eating one as well! It’s the least I can do for the support I’ve been getting thus far!