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Today’s #motivationMonday #workout #playlist is booty-themed in honor of the Barnet Booty Brigade. This weekend we completed the Colon Cancer Alliance Undy 500 5k and raised over $7,000 for research!

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In case you need a little #MondayMotivation - here’s a #workout #playlist from last week! Skrillex makes every workout better.

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#MotivationMonday #workout #playlist from last week - the cool down is actually my favorite :)

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#MotivationMonday #workout #playlist from last week

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#MotivationMonday #workout #playlist from last week - new Skylar Grey w/Big Sean & Travis Barker is my fave!

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#MotivationMonday #music #workout #playlist from last week

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Meal 1: egg muffins with pork sausage, kale and sweet potato; 2 clementines; bulletproof coffee with Omghee and cinnamon

Meal 2: mixed greens with grilled chicken, beets, caramelized balsamic shallots, One Lucky Duck rosemary quackers; roasted butternut squash and garlic soup

Meal 3: Formulx chocolate with instant coffee, coconut milk and 1/2 banana; 1/2 green apple with prosciutto and olives

Meal 4: Moroccan spiced ground beef (carrots, onions, tomato paste, coconut milk, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, garlic); roasted acorn squash in coconut oil; kale sauteed in coconut oil and garlic; peach applesauce with sprinkle of Steve’s Paleo Goods Paleo Apple Walnut Granola

DAILY WORKOUT: 5 minutes movement prep; 10 minute high intensity circuit 

  • 25 kettlebell swings (30 lbs)
  • 10 OH presses (15 lb dumbbells)
  • 10 front squats (15 lb dumbbells)
  • 10 deadlifts (15 lb dumbbells)
  • 10 renegade rows (15 lb dumbbells)
  • 10 “burpees” of combination of moves 2-5

Repeat everything 1x and finish with 25 more KB swings

My schedule is especially crazy this week and this is all I had time for; I definitely felt better after moving! Additionally I was seeing my acupuncturist for more trigger point work on my shoulder.

He did gua sha, which left me both sore and bruised, so we’ll see how I feel tomorrow. He requested (again) that I rest as much as possible, so in my evening Uplift Studios Uplifting Strength classes, I resisted using weights. 

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Meal 1: 2 eggs poached in tomato sauce with kale and prosciutto; bulletproof coffee with cinnamon and OMGhee

Meal 2: leftover Brussel sprouts with proscitto, 1/2 diced green apple, 1 egg, Tessemae’s hot sauce; 1 tablespoon almond butter with cinnamon

Meal 3: mixed greens with grilled chicken, beets, balsamic caramelized shallots, One Lucky Duck Rosemary Quackers; Tessemae’s salt and pepper vinaigrette; roasted butternut squash and garlic soup

Meal 4: 
diner egg white omelette with tomatoes, peppers, onions; side of sausage; white potato hash; orange juice

I was still feeling a bit iffy after my stomach woes so I coated my stomach with a bit more carbs than I should have (see: white potatoes). 

DAILY WORKOUT: 2.5 hours of MELT Method Workshop

The MELT Method is a form of self-myofascial care which is much more subtle than, say, foam rolling or Trigger Point Therapy. I had signed up for 75 minute workshops, at least 1 of which I thought would be a mild workout as it was described as a “Strength Workout”. 

That wasn’t the case, so there was little to no moving around, although lots of soft tissue work - which is a key to workout recovery. I might have planned another workout if I had expected this, but as I was still recovering from feeling ill, it wasn’t a bad situation. 

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Meal 1: egg white omelette with peppers, onions, tomato, avocado, side sausage patty; Tulsi green tea; papaya and pineapple

Meal 2: (post-workout) coconut water with chia and Formulx vanilla; chicken soup (broth, chicken, carrots, celery); leftover roasted apple and fennel salad, roasted balsamic cauliflower, grilled chicken over mixed greens with Tessemae’s balsamic vinaigrette

Meal 3: 1 tablespoon almond butter with cinnamon and carrots

Meal 4: birthday party dinner at Whitman & Bloom with friends. If you are looking for a small plates, seasonally driven menu in the Murray Hill area, I highly recommend!

Split a kale salad with mushrooms, olives and red onions; bacon wrapped pork belly sliders (sans buns) with slaw (almost a sauerkraut) and jalapeños; side of pickled vegetables; side of french fries with apple cider aioli. Delish!


DAILY WORKOUT: 45 minute spin at FlyWheel

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Whelp, not much to read here. I seemed to have caught a 24-hour bug and wasn’t feeling up to eating much of anything. Definitely no workout here either. I visited with my family and picked at pieces of a large meal my mother lovingly prepared:

turkey; roasted broccoli; Brussels sprouts with OMGhee, prosciutto and maple syrup (my contribution); mashed potato

Definitely not all Whole 30 approved, but I kept down what I could.