A Fitness Update + Recipe

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Earlier this summer, I was traveling quite a bit so sticking to a workout routine and eating healthy was definitely a challenge. Thankfully, August has brought me much more down time so I’ve focused my efforts on nailing down that workout routine and slowly adjusting to a healthier lifestyle, particularly eating.

Today, I’m sharing with you my current workout routine and a delicious recipe from my friend Kira of the Instagram account @lifeofke. Click read more to check it all out below!

 

Since I’m not completely out of shape, I came across this intermediate weight loss exercise plan on SuperSkinnyMe.com. They also have an advanced one if you’re better at working out, particularly cardio. I’ve linked that below. I’m currently halfway through week 3 and have been loving it. Even on my one rest day a week, I find myself wanting to go to the gym.

I have followed this guide practically to a T, except that my three days of “workouts” are legs, back, and arms/shoulders as opposed to their core, upper body, and total body ones. This is totally okay! Just make sure you’re weightlifting three days a week and doing cardio the other three.

Image and workout plan via SuperSkinnyMe.com

You can see that as the weeks go on, the cardio and workouts in general get more intense. Make sure you’re also increasing the weight you lift as you get stronger. I don’t always use Saturday as my rest day either. What has helped me stick to this plan is printing out blank monthly calendars and filling in my workouts while taking into account other things I have planned. For example, Austin and I went home a week ago and I knew I’d want to use my one rest day while we were there but the rest of the time I still followed the plan. Scheduling workouts in my planner, calendar, head, etc. has only added to my success and held me accountable.

Leading a healthy lifestyle means eating well too! BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge a little bit. Look at this incredible chia seed pudding recipe from my good friend, Kira, of Life of KE.
Kira’s Chia Seed Pudding
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1 tsp sweetener
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Mix almond milk, mashed banana, sweetener, and chia seeds.
  2. Add cinnamon and shredded coconut to taste.
  3. Leave in fridge for four hours or overnight.
  4. Top with berries or eat plain.
Details

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 4 hours Total time: 4 hours 5 mins Yield: 1 serving

What do you think of this workout routine and recipe? Let me know your favorite routines and recipes in the comments below! I’m always, always, always on the hunt for more 🙂

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