Today’s Focus T25 workout was Speed 1.0. As described on the DVD, “This fast-paced cardio workout improves speed and focuses on stretching, stability, and sweat. It’s your foundation for all the Speed workouts.”
This was a little bit challenging and fast but for the most part I kept up with Shaun T. There were a few times I had to go with the modifier. What I liked most about this workout is that you would do a burst of cardio then immediately slow it down with a stretch then burst back into the cardio and then stretch an so-on. Then towards the end you do the “burn out”. This is where you go back and do all the moves your learned and you give it all you got.
I like the exercises Shaun chose for this workout. Sorta felt a little “dancy” to me and I liked it! There is one part where we have to do burpees and thank you SO much Chalene or preparing me for these. This was a move we did a lot in Turbofire and while it was tough at first to do I can do them and I feel awesome when I do! :D (cheesy, I know!).
By the time it was all over with I was sweating like crazy and had burned 270 in 25 minutes. The way I feel after I workout hard is so awesome. I feel so energized and ready to take the world!
(I know i’ve used this pic in several blog posts but I just LOVE it, lol!!! :D)
Ok, I wanted to give you an idea of my meals for today. My husband and I have really been trying to eat healthier and we both feel much better as a result of that. So here is the menu for the day:
Vegan Chocolate Shakeology with strawberries, peaches, pineapple & mango & vanilla almond milk. I LOVE it!! I should be getting my Vanilla Shakeology in this week!! I’m so pumped about that!!!! :D :D :D
Healthy Chicken Salad. The hubby and I love chicken salad and instead of using mayo I used Veganaise. It’s basically a vegetarian mayo. We both love the grape seed oil flavored one. I used that and some mustard and a little salt & pepper. I don’t have to have this but my husband loves a hard boiled egg in his so I added that too. I usually like fruit in mine but he doesn’t so I just put my grapes to the side and eat them along with my salad. Today I used Mission Artisan soft tortillas Corn and Whole Wheat blend. These are yummy!!! I wanted to put some tomato and avocado in my wrap but I was running late. :( And for a side I had some left over quinoa mixed with tomatoes, chili beans, and corn. My husband and I recently discovered quinoa and we LOVE it!! And of course for the after noon snack, some fruit and a granola bar. :)
Crockpot Spaghetti with chicken and Fusili noodles (you can find them on nuts.com). This will be my first time to try the Fusili noodles. I had a friend give these to us to try and we both loved them! I will be placing an order soon! The spaghetti sauce is all natural and gluten-free and it’s very yummy!! I has a sorta sweetness and tanginess to it. For a side you can’t go wrong with steamed broccoli! We love to season ours with salt and pepper.
For cooking in the crockpot: I used fresh chicken and poured in the spaghetti sauce. Then I add a little water to the jar to get out the remaining sauce and poured that into the crockpot. I then cooked on low for 7 hours. The chicken just falls apart, it’s so tender! Random fact: I love my crockpot because it’s programmable!! So it will shut off automatically! :D
Our daily cupcake:
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.