Chilly Chilly Monday

Happy Tuesday!
Did you get to enjoy the long weekend, if you had to work I hope you did someone nice for yourself in the form of a workout, a chat with a friend or a special lunch. It was a cold cold day yesterday…so I did what any sane person would do…

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Yup I went skiing, in feels like -30 temps…sanity at its best right ha?!? So yes it was cold, like cold that you could only take a few runs before frost bite set in and you needed to get inside to warm up. But the conditions were amazing! Skiers love what is called “first tracks”, which means your the first ones on the mountian and the snow has not yet been skied on and not many other skiers are on the mountian. Every. Single. Run. Was a first tracks run….so yes it was cold but it was the best day of skiing I have had in years. Fresh powder, sunny skies, and no one else on the mountian!

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After skiing I love to have a warm meal, but mid runs I stick to protein bars, Shakes, Milk, Fruit, Trail Mix, and Core Power. Sometimes a meal makes me too tired but these snacks fill me to keep me turning, and not too tired.

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So yes I might have been a little crazy to ski in the cold, but I would not have picked any other way to spend my holiday weekend! Best part of the day ski trip was lunch with is lady…

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Miss A lives along the way to and from the mountains so I got to swing by and catch up with her after my skiing adventures. We went to the best restaurant and had amazing French onion soup, a salad with fried goat cheese and the best flat bread pizza I have had in forever. Two of our friends got married and got us our matching hoodies and legit all the bridesmaids are always wearing these hoodies, they are the best! After this amazing weekend of wine, friends, skiing, food, and laughs it was time to hit the gym this am.

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Today a kick but Tread Tabata was on tap!
Treads: 4,6,8,2
UpperBody: Bicep Curls, T Back Rows, T to Is, Push Ups
LowerBody: Split leg lunges on bench, Piston squats on bench, lunge with weighted press, squat hold.
Cardio: Lunge Jumps, Butt Kicks, Burpess, Rapid Squats.
Abs: Plank, V crunch, Reverse Crunch ( Hip Ups), Boat Pose.
Let me know if you try this workout!

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Now I’m off to get this week started!
How was your weekend?
Did you do anything outside?
Are you loving this snow or over it?
How are you starting this week off healthy, happy, and smiling!

Back to reality!

Holy snow, and more snow, and more snow! It was a real “welcome back to reality” to shovel and shovel and more shoveling after being on the beach all weekend!

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At least the city does look beautiful!
We were in Florida this past weekend for a dear friends Bachelorette and oh boy oh boy was it fun! Luckily the W hotel we stayed at offered some really amazing complimentary beach glasses, so we got to be a little “healthy” while having fun in the sun!

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I took yoga one day, went on a long run one day and did beach bootcamp anger morning. Bootcamp on the beach was so hard, you really needed to work on your balance, and running in the sand is not joke! We spend most of the days with a cocktail in hand by the pool. Life is good!

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The group of girls was such fun, the sun came out, and the cocktails were beyond yummy! Maybe too yummy as I felt like I had a 2 day hangover come Monday, but we only live once, and need to enjoy every once in awhile right. Monday was spend at the gym getting back on track, green smoothie drinking, and shoveling!

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Reality and routine are nice but I am over shoveling! If your stuck inside today here are a few fun plank moves you can do to get a full body workout!
1. Plank hold
2. Plank mountian climbers
3. Plank pulses
4. Plank grasshoppers
5. Side plank hold right side
6. Plank supermans
7. Side plank hold left side
8. Plank with shoulder taps ( hold plank tap opposite hand to opposite shoulder).
9. Plank alternating leg lifts
10. Plank hold.
Do each for 25 seconds take as much needed rest between, repeat the cycle as many times as you want.
Bonus finish with 10 push ups…but! Lower down on the push up to the count of 3 and push up to the count of 4! It’s a killer! I love refueling wit CorePower, and in all this snow I always have a cold one on hand!

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I know I post on my recovery and the importance of it but so is diet and protein! I am not a huge eggs fan but I am trying in 2015! I have made a compromise with egg whites, and using a thick veggie like broccoli! Perfect little recovery start to my Tuesday, new magazine, healthy breakfast and a coffee…always need my coffee! Today was a work from home day as the MBTA is closed, but I was out shoveling at 5 in the gym by 5:30 and teaching at 6:30….busy day and I need to fuel it right!

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How was your weekend?
Are you over shoveling?
Do you do ab work?
Any future fun trips planned?
How are you eating healthier in 2015?