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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Newfound Burrito Bowl

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

10 Burpees

15 Plie Squats

15 Reverse Flies

10 Burpees

15 Lunges (each leg)

15 Upright Rows

10 Burpees

15 Side Step Lunges (each side)

15 Chest Press

10 Burpees

15 Incline Bicep Curls

20 Tricep Dips

10 Burpees

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!

Chipotle

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!


Three Benefits to Vibram Five Finger Running

Yesterday I decided that I wanted to try to up my mileage a tad.  I had been doing the Galloway method of running covering 3-4 miles.  I just went out on the road and started running with the anticipation of doing 5 miles.  Once I got out there, I realized that I hadn’t actually justContinue Reading

Total Body Circuit

I wasn’t in the Insanity workout mood when I was figuring out what I wanted to do yesterday when I got my workout on.  I decided on just doing a total body workout in between clients at work. Total Body Circuit Stationary lunges (15 reps on left leg followed by 15 reps on right leg)Continue Reading

My name is Ali Damron & this is my home for sharing my chaotic motherhood lifestyle, attempts at newfound recipes, & how I stay fit out here in Denver, Colorado. Thanks for stopping by!