I’m happy to announce that the winner of the Sneezing for Charity contest is:
The answer was the tissue in the glass of water. A sad side affect of sneezing all night, and attempting to throw the tissues in the garbarge in the dark by chucking them from my bed. Fail. Rich- email me at email@example.com with the charity of your choice, and I’ll donate $20 in your name . There were three others who got it right, but I used the random integer generator to pick a number from 1-4.
This week is going to be a crazy one. I’ve got a lot on the docket at work, a test on Thursday in personal trainer school (on bio-mechanics! ah!), and I have to pack for a weeklong vacation with my fam for which I’m flying back to NYC immediately after Thursday’s test. It’s go-getter time!
My go-to less than 5 minute breakfast and/or snack this week:
Greek yogurt with oatmeal, goji berries, and coconut butter. For the breakfast version I use 1/2 cup of raw oatmeal, and for the snack version I just eye out maybe a 1/4 of a cup. I also add a splenda packet and some cinamon into Greek yogurt everytime I eat it. If you don’t dig coconut butter (what? are you crazy? it’s amazing!), try peanut butter or sprinkling in almonds or walnuts for some healthy fat. Full credit for the idea of mixing raw oats into yogurt goes to Caitlin. It works people, I promise. It ends up with a consistency similar to muesli, and it adds texture and yumminess (and complex carbs).
My go-to workouts this week are all going to be 12 minute high-intensity-interval-training circuits. No time for more! And I’m down with that. Today instead of doing 6 different exercises in a twice-around circuit like I have described on the 12 Minute Workouts page, I did 12 different exercises once through to change it up and get in more variety. I really liked it.
Here was today’s:
50 seconds of as many reps as possible for each exercise, with 10 seconds of rest in between before going to the next one. I lost my super cool dual-timer, so I’ve been using my ipod set on a 1 minute countdown, and I wait until it hits 50 seconds to begin, and them immediately reset as soon as the buzzer goes off.
- High knees jump rope (the rope kept kitting my ponytail today for some reason, so I ended up dropping the rope and just doing high knees)
- Reptile push ups (I used to have to do these all on my knees, and today I did them all regular! High fives for progress!)
- Squat jumps holding a 15lb weight in front of me
- Mountain climbers
- One leg shoulder bridge lift, alternating legs
- High knees
- Dive bombers
- Jump lunge with a twist, holding 15lb. weight
- Plank walks
- High knees
- Bicycle crunches
Now back to work for me!
How are you changing your routine during the holiday season?