Double Duty

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Good morning, blogland! I hope your morning is off to a great start! 😎

Let’s get right to it!

Breakfast

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Breakfast was a wonderful bowl of creamy banana oats (recipe here).

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In the mix:

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With a good batch of iced coffee…

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Double Duty Workout

Despite a rough wake-up call (heat = uncomfortable = not enough sleep), I managed to squeeze in a quality 30-minute workout that combined cardio and strength training. I had less time than usual to exercise, but I didn’t want to chose between doing just cardio or just strength training, so I created a double duty workout.

This workout combines cardio moves with calisthenics that use body weight as resistance, so you won’t need any equipment. Be sure to move from one exercise to the next without rest, so you keep your calorie burn high and maximize every minute!

  • 0:00 – 3:00: Jog in place/warm-up
  • 3:00 – 5:00: Jumping Jacks
  • 5:00 – 6:00: Jump Squats
  • 6:00 – 7:00: Jumping Jacks
  • 7:00 – 8:00: Mountain Climbers
  • 8:00 – 9:00: Burpees
  • 9:00 – 10:00: Jumping Lunges
  • 10:00 – 20:00: Repeat minutes 5:00 – 10:00 X 2
  • 20:00 – 22:00: Jog in place
  • 22:00 – 23:00: Push-ups
  • 23:00 – 24:00: Jumping Jacks
  • 24:00 – 25:00: Push-ups
  • 25:00 – 26:00: Jog in place
  • 26:00 – 27:00: Burpees
  • 27:00 – 28:00 Jog in place
  • 28:00 – 29:00: Push-ups
  • 29:00- 30:00: Jog in place/cool down

An Easy Way to Get Motivated

A great tip from this month’s Shape magazine:

Banish the word “should” from your vocabulary and you may find you can accomplish anything. By saying you should do something, like exercise, it immediately implies you feel the activity is a burden. But replace “should” with “want” and you’ll start to build positive energy. So try telling yourself that you want to workout and you’ll get in the right mind-set to go to the gym, which is half the battle.

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Reminder to the HLS attendees: Check out the Healthy Living Summit website! :mrgreen:

Question of the Day

How do you motivate yourself to exercise when you’re just not feelin’ it?


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  1. Crazy weather here in Boston today for sure! How do I motivate myself: Well this week with the humidity it has been a great test. Twice this week on the way home I was making excuses on why not to go for my run. Then I walk through the door and see my running shoes I purposely leave right at the front door so they greet me and are just waiting for me to go for a run. If I leave my running stuff out BEFORE I go to work I find that 9 times out of 10 I will go. It works for me.

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