I did a great cardio-weights circuit a couple of days ago that needs to be discussed! I was looking online for a good circuit that I could do at work in between clients and came across this by Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers. I modified it slightly and here’s how it looked.
Strength Training – Cardio Circuit
15 Plie Squats
15 Reverse Flies
15 Lunges (each leg)
15 Upright Rows
15 Side Step Lunges (each side)
15 Chest Press
15 Incline Bicep Curls
20 Tricep Dips
I did this list three times with virtually no rest. Then I did 3 regular planks and 2 side planks (one each side) for 60 seconds. I was sucking air when I was done and definitely sweaty. Those burpees will get you at the end. If you follow this and do all the burpees, you’ll end up doing 150 by the end of the workout. When I woke up the next day, my back muscles were so sore… not sure if that’s normal!
When I was driving to school for clinic, I passed Chipotle and decided that I had an uncontrollable craving for it. I rarely eat out on school days. I bring lunch and food to eat nearly everyday. I always get the burrito bowl, but today I was pleasantly surprised that they now have brown cilantro lime rice instead of just white rice. In biochemistry, we learned just how much better for you brown rice is than white rice on the glycemic index, so I think I have to pass on white rice from now on. In my burrito bowl I ordered brown cilantro lime rice, pinto beans, grilled chicken, pico de gallo, and a dab of guacamole. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned my love for cilantro. I easily just eat it plain all by itself! I forgot how good Chipotle is. I have phases with that place and this bowl just triggered a new one:)
Also, in case you didn’t know, Chipotle uses food with integrity. When practical, they use local organic produce (which since they’ve grown, is less now) and naturally raised animals. There are not added antibiotics and hormones in most of their meat products. I love when restaurants add new healthy options!