Personal Journey, workouts

Total Body Circuit: Day 1

Happy Monday Rockstars!! I hope that you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready to crush this week with me. I thought that I would do something that I have never done with my blog community which is have a 5 Day Total Body Circuit Challenge. I do these short fun challenges on Facebook all of the time but for whatever reason have never done them here so that changes today!

Before we get to the circuit for today I did want to give you a quick overview as to what is going down this week. In honor of my clients and I starting our second Summer Prep Challenge today I decided to go back yet again to 21 Day Fix. It’s the program that always works for me in terms of shedding fat and leaning out. I often find myself going back to the strength training workouts of 21 Day Fix even when I’m doing a different program because they are just THAT good. Here is my schedule for this week…

As you can see I am also trying to increase my steps so I will be adding in at least 30 minutes of walking each day. Plus since I do work from home, it’s a great way to get out for a little Vitamin D. As far as my nutrition go’s for this week I planned from today until Wednesday. I was planning an entire weeks of meals however I was finding that our tastes were changing and what we were hungry for earlier in the week just wasn’t doing it for us when it came time to actually eat it. So we adjusted. On Wednesday I will plan for the remaining of the week based on what we have in the house including leftovers. Not only will it satisfy our tastebuds better but we’ll also save more money! Win, win..right?! Here is what’s on the menu for Monday through Wednesday…

Now..let’s get to the Total Body Circuit for today, shall we?! Each day this week (Monday through Friday) I will be sharing a short circuit that will include cardio, core work, lower body and upper body. I would suggest doing a complete circuit then if you have the energy and stamina for another round or two GO FOR IT! Here’s the break down for today.

You will do…
20 Reps of Jumping Jacks
12 Reps of Crunches
20 Reps of Jumping Jacks
12 Reps of Squats
20 Reps of Jumping Jacks
12 Reps of Push Ups

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2 Circuit and if you found this helpful I would really appreciate your feedback! This will let me know to do this again in the future or not so please like, leave a comment and even share with a friend that you think would benefit! Have an awesome day today and don’t forget to make things happen!

Jennifer

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Gluten Free, nutrition, Recipe

Healthy French Toast

I get asked a lot about what type of meals I eat during my day. I figured that I would start sharing Meal of the Day posts with you to help you on your own journey ❤

Lately, I have been having a dense shake, celery, peanut butter and strawberries for my first meal however I decided to change things up this week. Today, I had healthy french toast, scrambled eggs, bacon and strawberries. The french toast was out of this world so I definitely wanted to share it with you!

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Healthy French Toast

Serves: 2 Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time 6 min.

Ingredients
2 large eggs
2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp. pure maple syrup or raw honey
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 slices of whole wheat bread (I used gluten free)
1 tsp. extra virgin coconut oil
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions
1.  Combine eggs, almond milk, 1 tsp maple syrup, and cinnamon in a shallow pan; whisk to blend

2.  Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat

3.  Dip each slice of bread in egg mixture to coat each side and place in hot skillet

4.  Cook for 2-3 minutes or until each side is golden brown

5.  Top each slice evenly with strawberries or have as a side and remaining 1 tsp of          maple syrup

6.  Serve immediately

Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 219 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 186mg Carbohydrate: 27g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 8g Protein: 11g

21 Day Fix Conversion: 1 yellow 1/2 purple 1/2 red 1/2 teaspoon