15 Minute Burn

21 Jun

 

  

   

  

   

   

15 Minute Treadmill Burn

   

1-2     min.                 3 rpm                     2     incline

   

2-3     min.                 5 rpm                     2 incline

   

3-4     min.                 3 rpm                     8 incline

   

4-5     min.                 6 rpm                     2 incline

   

5-6     min.                 4 rpm                     10 incline

   

6-7     min.                 6 rpm                     2 incline

   

7-8     min.                 4 rpm                     10 incline

   

8-10     min.              6 rpm                     2 incline

   

10-11     min.            3 rpm                     8 incline

   

11-12     min.            7 rpm                     2 incline

   

12-13     min.            3 rpm                     8 incline

   

13-15     min.            3 rpm                     2 incline

   

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15 min Treadmill Burn

21 Jun

 

  Here is an easy peasy lemon squeezy warm up for your next weight season. Just enough to get your heart rate up!

   

  

   

   

15 Minute Treadmill Burn

   

1-2     min.                 3 rpm                     2     incline

   

2-3     min.                 5 rpm                     2 incline

   

3-4     min.                 3 rpm                     8 incline

   

4-5     min.                 6 rpm                     2 incline

   

5-6     min.                 4 rpm                     10 incline

   

6-7     min.                 6 rpm                     2 incline

   

7-8     min.                 4 rpm                     10 incline

   

8-10     min.              6 rpm                     2 incline

   

10-11     min.            3 rpm                     8 incline

   

11-12     min.            7 rpm                     2 incline

   

12-13     min.            3 rpm                     8 incline

   

13-15     min.            3 rpm                     2 incline

   

Sugarlyspice.wordpress.com

   

 

   

   

15 min Treadmill Burn

21 Jun

 

  Here is an easy peasy lemon squeezy warm up for your next weight season. Just enough to get your heart rate up!

   

  

   

   

15 Minute Treadmill Burn

   

1-2     min.                 3 rpm                     2     incline

   

2-3     min.                 5 rpm                     2 incline

   

3-4     min.                 3 rpm                     8 incline

   

4-5     min.                 6 rpm                     2 incline

   

5-6     min.                 4 rpm                     10 incline

   

6-7     min.                 6 rpm                     2 incline

   

7-8     min.                 4 rpm                     10 incline

   

8-10     min.              6 rpm                     2 incline

   

10-11     min.            3 rpm                     8 incline

   

11-12     min.            7 rpm                     2 incline

   

12-13     min.            3 rpm                     8 incline

   

13-15     min.            3 rpm                     2 incline

   

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Changes and favorites

16 Jun

1. A new favorite song with a great message.

http://youtu.be/D-5GnZYxI4M

2. A new house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. An old favorite workout… SPIN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. A new found love for home improvement- via pinterest

http://pinterest.com/sugarlyspice

5. Joining Golds Gym Elite- I’m going back to my roots and taking fitness classes. In the next few weeks I hope to try zumba (for the first time!), yoga, and pilates

6. I’ll be starting an online TPT (teachers pay teachers) account for all my many teacher created items that will soon be for sale. If you know a teacher or are a teacher spread the word!

7. Actually keeping up with my blog. When we bought our home I became very overwhelmed quickly. I am going to make a conscious effort to post new recipes and ideas.

8. Fav new chicken recipe:

Stuffed Italian Chicken Breast

*4 Chicken breast- Butterflied but not cut in half.

*4 pieces canadian bacon

*Jar of pesto

*Mozzarella cheese-fat free

*Whole wheat bread crumbs

*1 egg-beaten

*Preheat oven to 375

*Spread pesto inside of chicken breast and place bacon and cheese inside.

*Brush outside with egg and drizzle with whole wheat bread crumbs

*Bake for 20 min. (depending on your oven) Serve with your fav veggies!

 Things to look forward to this week:

-Treadmill workouts

-How to properly weight lift.. at home or at the gym

Courtney

 

Holiday festivities and a new diet

31 Dec

The holidays have almost come and gone for everyone. I can say we have had a very big adventure these past couple of weeks. I will always remember our first Christmas married. So far, it has been one of the most memorable.

Holiday memories:

1. Spending time with the ones I love. This Christmas we had several gatherings with family that were extra special. Many of Jon’s close relatives live out of town and getting together with them can be a challenge. It was nice to catch up.

2. Bettering myself through giving. This year Jon and I really focused on all the many blessings we have. Starting with each other and what we could do for other people. I work in a job where I see many children and families that are not always delt the easiest cards. We tried to focus on bettering other people’s holiday season by giving back as much as we could. I have to say I feel giving during this time feels better than ever.

3. House hunting. Many of you know that Jon and I have been searching for a new home for around 7 months. We have put in three offers and they have all been rejected or just didn’t work out. But finally after all this time we found the perfect home. 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

 

The 17 Day Diet

Due to a surgery I recently had I am unable to workout for the next 6 weeks.Therefore, I am taking this time to better my eating habits. I recently purchased the book, The 17 Day Diet after reading a review on Amazon. I found the principles of the diet very interesting and wanted to give it a try. Below I have outlined some of the rules in case you are interested.

1. The diet consists of 3 cycles ( each  17 days) during the first cycle you loose the most weight because of the strict limitations of carbohydrates, condiments, and fats. Each cycle adds additional foods and opens up your options. You may stop at any cycle once you have reached your goal.

2. Probiotics are a staple- eat two servings a day

3. Focus on lean meats and fresh fruits and veggies. No beans, or nuts until the 2nd and 3rd cycles.

4. No fruit after 2 pm. This allows your body to process the sugars prior to bedtime.

5. 17 minutes of exercise is encouraged per day (I will not do this due to health reasons at the moment.)

I will keep you posted on any new recipes of ideas I have on this plan. 🙂 Happy New Year!

 

 

Holiday yummies that won’t pack on a tummy!

16 Dec

So tonight was a first…

I decided to bake some brownies from scratch. These were not just any brownies… They were black bean brownies. Yes, you heard it right. And no, they were not gross. I actually would make these again in a heartbeat. Delicious. 🙂

Check out the recipe here

I also made some cowboy cookies… these are not at all healthy but I am giving them all away so its okay.  🙂 I did sample a bite… also yummy!

I’ve compiled a new workout! It’s pretty awesome… so get your booty up and get moving!

Warmin’ Winter Workout 

Dips (20)

Jump Squats (20)

Lunges- right and left (20 each leg)

Jump rope (60 sec) or jumping jacks (50)

Burpees (15)

Bicycle Crunches (40)

*** Repeat 4 times***

Bodyrock also posted some great workouts check them out here

Happy Friday tomorrow!

A first…workout review!

14 Dec

Out of all the many many workout videos I have tried I have never given P90x a go. So for the past few days I have been attempting the grueling workouts. I decided to give it a  good critique so incase anyone was thinking of asking Santa for the package they would have a better idea of what it entails.

First, P90x is a 90 day plan that takes workout to the extreme… hints, the ‘x’. Each week you get a new set of workouts that shock your body and build new muscle patterns. Some of the workouts include: plyometrics, cardio, abs, legs and back, etc. Each workout is around 45min-1 hour long. You will need some equipment: a pull up bar, weights, etc. Below I have laid out the pros and cons of this program.

Pros:

Proven success- many many people have changed their body using the program

intense- some may say this is a con, however, working out should give you results… in one workout you will feel it!

Not cheesy- I’m thinking of some fitness gurus that you cannot help but laugh at.. this guy is tolerable.

An at home workout- no need to go to a gym and no one is going to laugh at you!

Cons:

Dedication- you must be dedicated to the whole program… the workouts are long and you must complete one 6 days/week

Yoga video- seriously? 90 minutes of yoga may sound relaxing but this one is just plain terrible.

Motivation- you must be motivated to put in the dvds and get moving or its not going to work.

Price- I do believe anything over $100 bucks is a little much.. however, you would save on gym memberships

Funny video time-

http://youtu.be/q4a9CKgLprQ

Made my day!