Happy Wednesday! Brooke and I spent some time with my mom yesterday afternoon which is always a good thing. PS My dad painted the picture on the wall… he is pretty incredible!
Watch out mom, Brooke is now tall enough to pick off the apricots from the tree.
Fun fact—> This weather is all over the place these days. One minute it is sunshine and the next minute it is raining and crazy windy.
See… ten minutes later it is all sunshine. PS maybe eventually I won’t post so many pictures of us together on the blog but just humor me for a little bit longer:)
Dinner was at Outback and as you know I have a deep obsession with sweet potatoes topped with chicken, avocado and bbq sauce… well, I found something better. Turns out a sweet potato topped with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon tastes like a dessert. Beyond good.
Dessert—> some chocolate chips from the random bag of them in my purse (PS if you haven’t tried Guittard chocolate chips are the best).
Planks—> I’m a huge fan of them (well… not the during part but the benefits I gain from doing them). I love multitasking and I feel like the plank is a great way to multitask because you are strengthening your hips, internal and external obliques, back, glutes, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, shoulders and I even feel it in my quads sometimes while I plank!
Three things about planks before we get started:
*I used to always clench my hands when I would plank BUT Meg had me start placing my hands flat on the ground during a plank and it definitely makes it a little bit more challenging, try it out!
*Squeeze your glutes, don’t let your lower back collapse, keep your feet hip-width apart and tuck that belly button in toward your spine.
*I am LOVING this Interval Timer (it’s free too:) app that I found for my phone when I do different strength workouts…. you can set how many intervals, the length for each interval and it beeps at the end of each interval so you can move to the next thing!
Here is the workout that I’ve been doing the last few weeks and I am definitely feeling stronger because of it so feel free to try it out!
PS I usually take 1-2 breaks during this workout but my goal is to get strong enough to do the whole thing without stopping:)
Here is a little video with my favorite workout buddy to show you the different planks!
Let me know if you try it and how it goes for you!!!
Favorite sweet potato toppings? Favorite baked potato toppings? Please share because potatoes are the base of my favorite meals!
Have any favorite fitness apps! I’m always on the lookout for more!
Have any fruit trees at your house? A garden?
WHAT IS YOUR RUN TODAY?!