Thanks for all the sweet comments on my last post about the progress I’ve made on toning up for Summer. I guess I never really mentioned that goal on the blog. Basically I’ve kept things pretty simple though, just upping my strength training and protein intake a bit. And I feel that it has given me great results so far! I can see those muscles popping through, especially on my stomach. So I thought I would do a post about abs.
First off, I like to switch things up frequently to keep my body guessing and continually working hard. Don’t get stuck doing the same thing over and over again!
Not only do I like switching up the moves that I do, but I also switch up HOW I do them. Sometimes it will be circuit style, other times I’ll do multiple mini circuits, do 3 sets per exercise before moving on to the next, or just do a free-for-all method.
My Top 10 Ab Moves
Hopefully I showed some you guys haven’t seen before!
Now lets get to the food, shall we?
overnight oats are becoming the norm as of late. Can’t say I mind one bit.
I stuck with mixture in the fridge last night:
(1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 tbsp chia seeds, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, 1/2 cup blueberries)
Then just add banana in the morning!
Say it with me now…Mmmmmmm.
A few of yesterday’s eats included:
egg white omelet with spinach and cream of tartar, topped with my new goat cheese from this post.
More Turkey Veg Balls with cold sweet potato fries (made with coconut oil!)
A Green Monster, per project GLOW:
(1 banana, 2 cups spinach, 1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder)
Some pretty amazing Bean Burgers were made, too!
Definitely recommend trying that recipe!!!!! The spices made it is SO flavorful and delicious!
I had one along with my current favorite veggie side:
Zucchini coins sautéed in 1 tsp coconut oil and a dash of garlic salt. Fab.
What a great summer meal:
of course there was a pickle to go with that burger!
peanut butter banana soft serve following soon after:
1 frozen banana and 1 tbsp peanut butter in the food processor. Check out those pb chunks!!!! This was good, but next time I think I will try adding in some PB2 powder to see if I can intensify the pb flavor.
And don’t forget my evening cookie dough snack!
protein powder, pb, almond milk, nooch, and reeses pb pieces. A pinch of Nutritional yeast gives a more cookie dough-like texture, FYI. Try it!
Q’s of the day: What is your favorite ab exercise?
What is your favorite protein snack?
Have a great Sunday!