Death bed

Welp, I jinxed myself. I told my sister I didnt mind being sick and now I’m in her shoes where she was just a few days ago and it’s torture.
Vomiting, nausea, discomfort, weakness. Everything I was not looking forward too.
So this shall be my day, spent on the Internet and couch, resting.
I had a wonderful double workout session planned for today and tomorrow and took and unexpected rest day yesterday so this is really throwing me off course, but I know it has to be done.
But for now, ill just update you on some random things!😀

First off, I found my inspiration 😍

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Andreia brazier. You’re perfect.

Next, I’ve made some more goals for myself.

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I really want to try out this whole “vegetarian” thing again. Inspired by Kasey @ Powercakes. She has showed me the real way to fuel my body property without meat and eat the rainbow. so I’m going to give it a try till at least Florida comes around, and even on vacation at some points, even though it might be a tad harder. Kasey focuses on real, whole foods a lot and it really got my thinking that its not all about the sugar intake or calorie intake and I shouldn’t limit myself to certain fruits etc because of it. As long as I work hard in the gym and eat clean whole foods, I should be set to go.
I’ve come a far way with stopping calorie counting, even though its still automatic in my head at times, same for all the nutrition values. But I want need a change to bust through this plateau.
Weight lifting has a lot to do with it. I’ve been going to the gym with a friend recently and lifting and ooooo it feels good! Time flys by! I can’t wait to sign up and go by myself after vacation!

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Cardio & abs

Many of you wonder what i do workout wise at home. So i figured ill be sharing with you my daily workouts, the at least the ones that seem to work best!

This morning called for a quick cardio and abs circuit before school.

Get your interval timer out, there are plenty of free apps!

Preform 50 seconds on 10 seconds rest for each exercise back to back. I did went through the whole circuit 3x! 

  1. Mountain climbers
  2. In & outs
  3. Plank walks
  4. Burpees
  5. Left side plank
  6. Right side plank
  7. Jump squats
  8. V-abs
  9. Magazine pikes
  10. Drop squats
  11. Reptile oblique crunches
  12. Tuck jumps

Phew! 36 minutes down, 18 to go! Already a sweaty mess!

Okay, for the next circuit, i also did 3 rounds, 50 seconds on, 10 second rest.

  • Squats – ASSS OUT & DOWN!
  • Box/chair jumps
  • Plank
  • Sumo Ass out donkey kicks
  • Opposite toe cross touches
  • 2x walking push ups, 6x mountain climbers

DONE! 

If you arnt sure of any of the exercises, just Google them. A lot of them are from Bodyrock.tv but you should be able to find them all. If not, just ask🙂


Chocolate Tofu Pudding

Due to not going grocery shopping in about two weeks (thanks mom.) I have no cottage cheese or greek yogurt on hand for my night time casein fix.  I’d like to present you with my “kitchen sink” dessert. 

Chocolate Tofu Pudding:

Blend together:

  • 3 oz (serving) of tofu – silken or firm works
  • 1-2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • stevia to taste
  • 1/4 banana (optional) Just makes it more creamy
  • few ice cubes
  • xanthan gum (optional)
  • 1 T whey/casein protein (vanilla or chocolate)
  • cinnamon

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Mix till pudding consistency then eat it right away or let it sit in the freezer for 15-45 minutes. 

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Then top with what ever you wish! After i took this, i topped mine with Peanut butter & co white chocolate wonderful, coconut oil, more cinnamon and 1/2 of my protein reeses i posted on my instagram. 

 

Quick background; in case you weren’t aware, casein is a slow digesting protein, unlike whey which digests in a couple of minutes. It is best to eat before bed, to fuel broken down muscles and help them recover while you sleep. Casein usually takes about 7 hours to brake down, making it a perfect treat before bed! Casein can also be found in meats, eggs, dairy products and as supplements (powders). 

If you’re a vegetarian/vegan or don’t eat meat/dairy for what ever reason, protein before bed is the next best thing. It makes you feel full and still helps your muscles recover. Which is where my beloved tofu comes in🙂 I hope you guys try this out! 


Lets get it started in here

Hello my darlings! Many of you follow me already over on my Instagram @ashleyeatsclean & if you don’t, then that’s too bad for you. Just kidding😉 but really, go click follow.
I asked around if people thought I should make a blog and I got a lot of positive feed back. So here I am, your one & only

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A lot of people are curious as to what I do for my workouts because I don’t have a gym membership yet. So I thought I’d share with you a mainly bodyweight chest & tricep workout I did yesterday that left me SO sore today! I LOVE it!
3×30 wide push-ups
3×20 tricep push-ups
3×20 tricep dips
3×20 close push-ups
3×15 single overhead standing tricep extension (resistance bands)

Wahh I’m so shaky! I did this circuit style, going through the whole thing once, then twice and one more time. No supersets for once.
I then finished with 30 minutes on the treadmill. I tried something different; running on incline! Holy sweat feast. I kept my heart rate above 160 the whole time! I ran 10 minutes on incline, then 10 on normal at a faster pace, then 10 on incline again. It feels so good to change up my workout.
Seeeeee guys, who says you need a gym?!
Now I’m off to watch some criminal minds then hit shoulders & abs!
I’ll be sure to do a more efficient post later! 😘


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