Work Out Plans, Elf Challenges and Veggies

I missed my Motivational Monday post. I had planned to talk about my workouts for the week and some tips to eating healthy. So I’m a day late and a dollar short, but here is my plan.

Monday I did a circuit again of chest, back and legs.
Reps: 20, 15, 10, 5 increasing weight each time.
Chest Press, Incline Row, Bench Press, Cable Row
Leg Press 25, 50, 75, 100 in between each set

Tuesday: cxworks core class and grit… if you haven’t tried either. They are great classes by Les Mills, my gym offers all of Les Mills classes, I recommend finding a gym near you that offers these classes.
Wednesday: Serious about Fitness Trainer
Thursday: Cardio – either swimming or running
Friday: Strength Training


I decided to sign up for elf4health holiday challenge. They are the same ladies that put on Foodie Pen Pal that I’ve done a couple of times. I think it’s a great way to challenge yourself during the holidays and connect with others. The way it works is at the beginning of each week they send you challenges for the week and you get paired up with an elf for a 2 week period where you exchange emails helping them with there challenges are share your experience. There is also a facebook group set up and you can instagram or twitter your results. Here are this week’s challenges. I’ll talk later on how I’ve been doing.


A few tips to keep you eating clean this week. Include veggies in every meal. Try to think veggies first when meal planning. I also grab out my veggies and then decide what protein to cook with them. What helps for me is thinking the veggies as the main dish and the protein as the side. Some of my favorite winter veggies: Kale, Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Brussels Sprouts, Squash, Sweet Potatoes and cauliflower. Tonight for dinner I’m going to make practical paleo cabbage rolls with a kale and broccoli.


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