Today’s Leg and Abdominal Workout Plus What I Ate
Hey all! Today was the first sweatshirt weather we have had in a while. I LOVE it! Don’t you? I even worked out in my favorite sweatshirt today. It was “leg day” and I sweat like crazy! My workout kicked my butt! Wearing full sweats is a great way to sweat more during your workout and release more toxins.
Check out my at home leg workout which I followed up with an abdominal circuit.
Note: An “active rest” is when you go right into another exercise set without resting in between exercises. The second exercise is usually less labor intensive but keeps your heart rate up higher than if you were to take a full rest between sets.
- Ran up and down my basement stairs 20 times.
- Dynamic stretches
- Deadlifts with dumbells (high reps since the heaviest weights I have are 35lbs at home)
- Active Rest: switch kicks on stairs
(4 sets of these)
- Sumo squat with dumbbell
- Active Rests: jumping jacks
(4 sets of these)
- Lung pulses with dumbbell
- Active Rest: running in place switch kicks
(3 sets of these)
- Plyo (with jump) single leg squats
- Active rest: mini trampoline for 30 seconds
(3 sets of these)
- Stair step ups with alternate leg kick backs (15 each side)
- Weighted glute bridges (x20)
- Alternating “pointing dogs” (x10)
(I did each of these for 20 seconds)
- Weighted seated twist with legs raised
- Butt ups
- Toe touches
- Scissor kicks
- Spiderman planks
- Walk out planks
- Cross crunches
- Bicycle crunches
(I repeated this circuit once more)
Here is the video to the ab routine I did. I absoultly love this routine and really feel the burn in my abdominals! Don’t forget to flex and cinch in those ab muscles while doing each exercise.
I then finished with static stretches
And that was today’s workout.
Here is what I ate today:
For breakfast I ate 4 protein brownies with a scoop of almond butter, topped with fresh beries and walnuts. Unfortunatly my almond butter was not homemade because I broke my food processor last week. Sad face! But a brand new one is on it’s way (happy dance). I HAD to buy one ASAP because I can’t live without it
, I mean, I make so many delicious recipes with it. In the meantime it’s Trader Joes almond butter for me.
For “second breakfast” around 11am I ate some organic canned chicken I got for free from Thrive Market. They often give you free stuff when you order X amount from them… and I scored a can of chicken this time. They give away everything from coconut oil to bone broth to chocolate… mmm chocolate.
I normally don’t eat meat from a can but it was a great meal since I didn’t have anything planned and was hungry before my workout. I ate it with organic peas and organic mustard (a weird combo I know) but that’s how I like my canned tuna so I tried it this way. It was good! Oh, and I also had some “Mary’s Gone Crackers” Everything Pretzels (a new favorite of mine). I bought them at my local food co op.
Post workout I ate some groats with berries, cinnamon, a smidge of chia seeds and a half scoop of whey protein powder. I also had some farm fresh eggs with organic spinach and fresh hot peppers from the farmer’s market over organic lettuce and topped with homemade salsa. SOOOOO incredibly good! Salsa makes everything better… except maybe ice cream…. or cookies, okay, salsa makes most meals better.
I also chomped on some organic heirloom carrots with the kiddos as I chopped them up. I get these from Trader Joes. The purple are my favorite.
Later tonight I am sure I will be hungry again (leg day makes me want to eat all the food). So I will eat some farm fresh boiled eggs and more carrots.
So there you have it…. today’s workout AND what I ate today.
I hope you are all having as amazing weather as I am here in Rochester MN!
If you have any questions about the workouts feel free to ask or comment in the section below. Thanks!
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