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Move It Monday + Weekend Photos

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Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I didn’t post nearly as much as I would have liked last week, hopefully this week will be better. 🙂 Our weekend was great. We went to Santa Barbara and spent the weekend in an Airstream Hotel of sorts, called SB Auto Camp. I’ll give more details and suggestions on the trip in another post, but check the place out. It’s worth the google search!

Now, let’s get to Move It Monday. I finished up my work out week with a 6 mile run last night, and it went surprisingly well. This week I am going to continue with the same type of workouts, but switch up the resistance training workouts.

(warm up before, & cool down/stretch after a workout.  Always consult your doctor before starting a workout plan)

Monday

Runner’s World Strength Workout

Core Circuit #4

Tuesday

3.5 mile run

Wednesday

Kickboxing – 25 minutes

Runner’s World Yoga Video – 25 minutes

Thursday

3.5 mile run

Friday

Medicine Ball Workout

Core Circuit #3

Saturday

OFF

Sunday

6 mile run

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Tomorrow or Wednesday I’ll put up a post about some Santa Barbara’s to-do’s. In the meantime, here are a few pics! 🙂

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Hope you have  a great Monday!

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Move It Monday + Lower Body Circuit

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I’ve always heard people say that they diet 5 days a week, and while this is a pretty poor plan, I get it. Monday through Friday always seem infinitely easier than the weekend. For me, it’s all about routine. If I am in a groove and ticking along, it’s seems easier to make better decisions. However, take me out of my normal, and it can easily become a free for all. Look out Golden Corral! Yowza. 😉

Now it’s time to get a few quality workouts in, and get my meals aboard the lean and green train!

Did you complete your workouts this week? If not, what got in the way?

Answer to yourself, or on this page, and then ask yourself how you could have made it work in hindsight. Did you plan your meals so they were easy to prepare after work? Did you get enough sleep and feel energized, ready to workout? Knowing your answers, do you need to re-prioritize a few things to be sure that the most important things (your health) are ranked highest? 🙂

Here’s my line-up this week

Monday

2 mile run

Lower Body Circuit (below)

Tuesday

2 mile Run

Yoga + Core

Wednesday

3 mile run

Core Circuit

Thursday

OFF

Friday

Morning Run – 4 miles

Saturday

1 mile warm up

Upper Body Circuit (depending on hotel fitness room)

Sunday

Morning Run – 2 miles

Core Circuit

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Lower Body Circuit 

(Click on the exercise to see how-to video)

1 mile warm up

Lunge w/ Twist – 8 each leg w/ 10 lbs.

Star Jumps – 15

Split Squat w/ Side Kick – 8 each leg w/ 10 lbs.

Mountain Climbers – 1 minute

Medicine Ball Hamstring Curl – 15

Star Jumps – 15

Weighted Sumo Squat -15 w/ 15 lbs.

Mountain Climbers – 1 minute

Do each exercise for the designated time, with no rest between. Rest 2 minutes at the end of the circuit, and repeat as many times as possible in 30 minutes. Cool down and stretch! 🙂

 Hope everyone has a great week! 🙂

Move It Monday + Vegas Pics

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Oh, Monday. You come with a list of things to do, don’t you? For us, grocery shopping is at the top of that list. I know most people aren’t too fond of this chore, but if I’m not in a hurry, I actually enjoy it. It’s a chance to explore new options and brainstorm new meals.

Do you enjoy or dread going to the store? 

Here is a look at my workout line up this week.

Monday

Morning Run – 3 miles

Tuesday

5 minute warm up

Countdown Routine (Total Rounds) Trying to shave time off of this workout compared to last week.

Wednesday

2 mile run

Core Circuit (detailed below)

Thursday

Morning Run – 3 miles

Medicine Ball Circuit (see below)

Friday

OFF (my birthday!)

Saturday

Active Rest (hike, walk, etc. . .)

25 minutes Yoga

Sunday

Morning Run – 5 miles

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Core Circuit

Seated Oblique Twists  (I used a 10 lb medicine ball) – 50 taps

V -Ups – 20

Bicycle Crunches – 50

Crunches -30

Scissors – 30

*Do each exercise back to back, with no rest. Once you complete each exercise, rest and repeat 2 times.

Medicine Ball Circuit

Squat Pull Through (if you can’t throw at first, just focus on one fluid movement, without letting go of the ball)

Push Ups

Lunge w/ Oblique Twist 

Sit Up with Ball Overhead

Burpee

Glute Bridge

*Do each exercise for 45 seconds, back to back. Rest at the end of the circuit, then repeat 3 times. Keep track of how many reps you get for each exercise, and try to improve on that each time. 🙂

Vegas Pictures

Julie and I walked around the Bellagio on Saturday, and stumbled the Jean Philippe Patisserre store. We bought a couple chocolate covered strawberries, which were pretty good (the white chocolate in particular), but the star of the show was this chocolate fountain. Unfortunately it was behind glass, otherwise we would have had our heads under it in a hurry. I can’t remember exactly, but there was something like a TON of chocolate flowing through this 27 foot high fountain!

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Also in the Bellagio, there was this ceiling full of blown glass. So pretty.

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In between the chocolate shop and the blown glass ceiling, there was an indoor garden. The flowers were so pretty.

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Here we are on the strip. 🙂 (pardon the iPhone pic)

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Have a great day! 🙂

Move It Monday + Weekend Happenings

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Hope everyone had a great weekend. 🙂

Seeing as it is Move It Monday here on TheUprootedOkie, you’re going to get a glimpse at my workouts this week, in addition to a Plyometrics workout that YOU can do. You’ll do it, right? Yes, you will.

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This week is similar to last week, with a few tweaks. D’s family will be here from Wednesday to Sunday, so I am trying to keep my workouts at the casa later in the week. Hitting it harder early on. The pics of our food these past few days warrant a few good workouts.

Monday

Plyometrics Circuit

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1 mile warm up

Tuesday

Stairmaster (15 minutes)

Monsoon Sweat Workout

Wednesday

Kettlebell Circuit

Abs

Thursday

Run Outside

Bodyweight Circuit (flexed arm hang, push ups, lunges, squats, tricep chair dips, glute bridges…ab circuit)

Friday

Run Outside

Abs

Saturday

Rest

Sunday

Rest

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Plyometrics Circuit:

Ski Jumps

Box Jumps

BOSU Ball Burpees

Squat Jumps

BOSU Mountain Climbers

*Complete this circuit 4 times, total. Do each exercise for 30 seconds – 1 minute, depending on your fitness level. If you are unable to do box jumps (yet!) you can modify to Step Ups.

**Rest between each exercise between 30 seconds- 1 minute. At the end of each circuit, rest 2-3 minutes, before repeating.

Ab Circuit:

Side Plank w/ Hip Dip  (right) – 30 seconds and 15 dips

Front Plank – 1 minute

Side Plank w/ Hip Dip (left) – 30 seconds

Stability Ball Leg Lowers – 10-12 reps

Sit Up & Reach w/ Medicine Ball – 12 reps (Iused a 10 lb med ball, use what suits you)

Repeat the ab circuit 1-2 times.

*All said and done, this workout took me around 50 minutes or so, before stretching. Well worth the hour it took in all.

Weekend Pictures

We stayed at a little bed and breakfast in Hollywood. . .it was actually a more affordable route than a traditional hotel. Score!

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The Troubadours at The Mint.

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My girl Julie! Love that Okie.

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The D and I.

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Turnpike Troubadours.

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After a night out like that one, you need a little comfort food. So we made our way to downtown LA, and went to this little gem. best decision ever. Nickel Diner.

We had to try one of their bestsellers, the maple Bacon doughnut. Out of the ballpark.

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D’s breakfast. Pulled Pork Hash.

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And mine.French toast with whipped mascarpone and stone fruit compote. It was the bomb.com

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Our breakfast dessert. A homemade blueberry Pop -Tart. I know, ridiculous.

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We went to the Angels game on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. I love ballpark food, and this was some of the best. D and I both got the “Skeeter” on Saturday. As if its name alone isn’t reason enough to order, this puppy is a foot long all beef hot dog, topped with brisket. We chose to add cheese. If you’re gonna do it, DO IT.  🙂 Check it out below.

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The Skeeter. Boom.

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Hope you all have a great start to the week. See ya later. 🙂