Healthy living with Alysia Ehle, PhD. Slim Sanity features tips to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, along with at-home workouts and healthy, easy to make recipes! All recipes include nutritional information and Weight Watcher points.
Last night’s dinner was delicious, and I’m starting to think that Sunday nights have a recurring theme…Sunday night pizza dinners!
This was one of the Wal-Mart fresh take and bake pizzas, meat lovers edition. These are some of the best pizzas. (Pizza Hut trumps them only when we don’t feel like driving to go pick one up. Sometimes, that’s allowed.) I highly recommend!
Since last night’s dinner was a little indulgent (mostly because I picked up some ice cream for dessert), so I knew I wanted to hit a workout hard this morning. I had a few errands to run this morning, conveniently again at Wal-Mart. The first thing I saw when I walked in was a huge clearance rack, and a box that immediately grabbed my attention.
I haven’t been doing DVD workouts lately, and I have never done a Jillian Michaels workout. But to get two DVD workouts for only $5? Seemed like a good reason to check it out. I got home and opened up the box.
I can honestly say I’ve never used a one pound dumbbell before. But for a little added resistance once in a while, why not have them around?
I decided to start my workout for the morning with a one mile warm up jog. (In hindsight, this was not necessary. But it did get me an awesome workout for the day!) I came back and just picked the first DVD listed on the box, which was the Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism workout. Looking it up on Amazon, you can buy this DVD for $7.20, so I guess I really did get a deal!
This workout consisted of a warm up, 40 minutes of circuit workouts, and a cool down. Let me tell you…this workout was not a joke. There were seven six minute interval circuits, that were mostly cardio based moves. A couple of the circuit were kick boxing style. I’m not so great at these, mostly because I have bad coordination. But holding a slight squat position while punching got my legs burning and my heart rate up, so I was okay with it! Here are a couple of the moves I felt really worked.
Plie Squat Jump
Perform 4 plie squats, and after the last one, jump, as shown in the diagram.