Thanks to Jackie’s Workout Plan

31 Jul

Happy Saturday? Did you know today was National Dance Day? I totally need to celebrate. And how is July already over with? I really don’t like how fast time goes by when you are older but I remember when I was younger time just seemed to drag on.

My latest addiction has been crackers and Laughing Cow Cheese. I get Garlic and Herb most of the time but took a chance on French Onion this last time and absolutely love it!

I’m not really a cereal person unless it is mixed with greek yogurt or on top of fro yo but for some reason this morning was all about a big, cold bowl of cereal with almond milk. I had Kashi Go Lean Crunch Toasted Berry Crumble with bananas

I have to go into work tomorrow so planned on running of my errands this morning,a breve iced coffee is a must on my weekends. I like to think of it as an indulgence since I usually have mine either fat-free half and half or soy milk during the week.

I tried a new workout DVD this morning–Jackie Warners Workout One on One Training. I am not into workout DVDs as I get bored really easily and just quit in the middle most of the time. I’ve had this sitting around the past few weeks from Netflix and finally decided to give it a try. It has three different 20 minute segments and you can pre-set it on your dvd player to include which ones you want to do. There is one for upper body, lower body and core/abs. I did the upper and lower body segments and I only have two words—-HOLY CRAP! It was an amazing workout and my body is not happy with me right now. Both the upper and lower body workouts were great and worked me out but the lower was my favorite since it had different variations of squats and lunges that I’ve never done before.  And it wasn’t a class setting per se, she would have her crew warm up altogether but then when doing each exercise, have just one person doing it so it was a bit more focused.

I didn’t get the calorie burn or heart rate I was looking for but I really enjoyed the DVD and felt like I got a good workout. Two thumbs up!

I was famished after that and it conveniently was lunch time. I had leftover pork from the other night with cole slaw and tomato wedges.

I picked up some new protein powders this afternoon. I’ve tried Spiru-Tein’s Cookies & Cream before and loved it (it tasted like a milkshake!) but unfortunately, I can’t find it in a tub anywhere. I looked on their website and you can’t even order it off there-wtf? They have a tub of the Blueberries & Cream though so I thought it would be smart to try it out beforehand.

Dinner was home-made veggie pizza using Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Pizza Dough. I cooked up some artichokes, eggplant, sweet peppers and onions on the stove top with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and oregano while the oven was pre-heating.

Delicious! I made the crust a little thicker than I normally do and used more sauce (despite not digging alot of sauce) and I really enjoyed this.

I am supposed to go out tonight and meet a friend up for drinks but it will not stop coming down outside. Rain is a justifiable reason not to go outside right?

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12 Responses to “Thanks to Jackie’s Workout Plan”

  1. kat July 31, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    Rain is nature’s way of telling you to watch more television…

    • simplyshaka August 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

      Haha, that’s what I like to believe. I just hate the thought of going out in the rain, if I lived in the Pacific NW, I would be toast!!

  2. nic - the auspicious squirrel August 1, 2010 at 2:10 am #

    I love that Lincoln is in the first two pictures… too cute. 😉

    • simplyshaka August 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 I try to crop him out sometimes but other times he is right there with me and will not budge.

  3. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com August 1, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    can i have jackie’s abs please? wow right!!!

    dancing and laughing with laughing cow cheese, hmmmm that would be fantastic 🙂

    i love a good harcore workout, i feel like a million bucks afterwards.

    xoxo ❤

    • simplyshaka August 1, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

      I know, I would kill for her abs….and arms…and legs….and hell, I want the whole package!

      I am totally digging your laughing & dancing with the laughing cow cheese idea!!

  4. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl August 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Rain usually means I get to stay home. 🙂 Your pizza looks amazing and I’m going to have to look for that workout DVD! Sounds great!

  5. dianacheung August 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    dude…I have her other dvd…It “feels” easy while you are doing it but the next day you are sore as shizzle!! Try the other one too!! ahhhh!

    • simplyshaka August 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

      Mari as telling me about her other DVD and I kinda want to try it out. I cannot move today!!

  6. C August 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    So I’ve totally been away in Baja and eating only Mexican food for two weeks and now that I’m back I want that pizza so much. It looks delicious! As does the granola bar and everything.

    • simplyshaka August 1, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

      And ironically enough, I have been craving Mexican food so there ya go! LOL. Hope you had a great trip 🙂

  7. Kelly Olexa August 2, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    Jackie’s body is just sick, isn’t it? I mean she is SICK! I may have to check out that DVD. And I had NO IDEA that LC had flavors now!! DANG!!!
    And Trader Joes is the BOMB isn’t it?? Everything there rocks my face off. Have you ever tried their frozen Cheese Enchiladas? Mexicana Heaven.

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