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Shaking It Up and WIAW

Let’s just get right to the point with this post! First, I got my butt kicked with Jillian Michael’s “Making the Cut” workout. I picked this book up at the library to get some new ideas for clients, but also to give some of her workouts a try, and I loved it. I have no problems pushing myself when it comes to running long distances, doing intervals on the Step Mill or treadmill, but when it comes to strength training, I can sometimes just “coast” along. I knew I needed to shake things up and let me tell you, this did it. Going to add these into my workout schedule to keep me motivated and continue to keep my muscles guessing through the winter months.

I started off with the Day 1 workout. I warmed up with 20 minutes ofย  speed intervals on the treadmill and then did the workout, which took a total of exactly 45 minutes. This was what Circuit #3 looked like and left me shaking:

  • Bench Dips – 20
  • Rope Triceps Presses – Until muscle failure
  • Static Lunge with Lateral Shoulder Raise – 10 each leg
  • Mountain Climbers – 1 Minute
  • Boat Pose – 30 Seconds

Secondly, I had a awesome day of eats, that thankfully kept me satisfied and full for the entire day, despite my killer workout, and running around to client’s homes. Cannot believe it is already Wednesday and I still haven’t done any shopping. HA! This is very typical of me. I like to leave things until the last possible second…Thanks Jen for hosting another WIAW…ENJOY!


Pomegranate Pumpkin Protein Pancakes with Wild Squirrel Nut Butter


Fried Eggs, Goat Cheese, & Sauteed Kale with Vegetables




Roasted Sweet Potato with Pumpkin Turkey Chili

What is your favorite Plyometric exercise?

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. oh best salad combo! i am so on that!! plus the circuit. Gosh, i can’t wait to do that one too! Thanks for the WIAW today.

    December 21, 2011
    • Kathleen #

      I’ve been on a kale and goat cheese tear! It’s just so darn good and creamy…I love her circuits and seriously was dying on the 1-Minute mountain climbers. It’s payback for what I make my clients do. HA! Hope all is well!

      December 21, 2011
  2. I am so glad you are loving kale!! It is strange how we love getting our butts kicked by workouts. Maybe that circuit will help me get Jillian Michaels’ arms :-).

    December 21, 2011
    • Kathleen #

      Your arms already look fabulous! I’m planning on doing another one on Friday, so I’ll keep you posted! And yes…high-fives to kale! HA! Took me long enough to start eating it. Better late than never. ๐Ÿ™‚

      December 21, 2011
  3. love fried eggs on anything, especially kale.

    December 21, 2011
    • Kathleen #

      I’m the same way with fried eggs! Versatile, healthy, and budget friendly…you can’t go wrong with eggs. ๐Ÿ™‚

      December 21, 2011
  4. Katie, I had kale today too! With brussel sprouts and pork tenderloin, yum! And a dairy-free butternut squash soup. My hubby spoiled me, paleo style tonight!

    December 21, 2011
    • Kathleen #

      HOLY COW that sounds amazing! Can he come over here and cook for me too?

      December 21, 2011
  5. Mmm those eggs look like they’re just the perfect amount of over-easy. Runny egg yolks make everything better!

    December 22, 2011

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