Something New Friday!

After dealing with back pain for the past few weeks I decided it was probably because my core has gotten so weak. I have been slacking on my planks lately and while I used to be able to hold one for well over a minute I am sadly now down to about 45 seconds. I started my day off today with a new attitude. I started doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred today. I used to do it on and off when I first started running. I never actually made it past the first phase though. Their are 3 phases and each one should take you roughly 10 days to master and feel confident to move on to the next. I think my record is about 7 days. I had thought of starting this on April 1st but who was I fooling? (see what I did there) I decided today is as good as any day to start it. I feel fantastic after doing it!

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I definitely need to upgrade my weights but this workout can be done with whatever you feel comfortable with.

 

 

 

I also started my morning with one of my new favorite things, Poached eggs! I poached an egg, made a piece of toast and then spread some avocado on the toast and put the egg on top. I saw this idea on pinterest only they used guacamole. It’s actually a pretty easy breakfast to make and would also be great with one of my other favorite things…..BACON! 

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One of the most delicious and easy breakfasts I’ve had in awhile.

 

This weekend I plan on getting in a run or two along with continuing the 30 day shred. 

 

What are your plans for the weekend? Making any new foods? Trying any new workouts?

A little taste of summer….

The weather in Minnesota has been far from summer like but I got a little “taste” of summer this week. I visited an indoor farmers market over the weekend with my mom and sister. I usually go to this farmers market when its outdoors in the summer time but they sell things such as meat, cheese, canned food, etc. 

A few years ago a friend of mine got me hooked on brats and sauerkraut. I don’t need a bun, ketchup or anything fancy. Just a little mustard and sauerkraut with my brat. This is where the farmers market comes back in. I found the most delicious sauerkraut there! It is made by a farm in the town where my mom grew up. The company is called “Kiss my Cabbage” We also found out that she sells it at a farmers market in the summer which is on the way up to the cabin! How perfect is this! They had many different varieties like curry, lemon-dill and plain. My new favorite snack is lemon dill sauerkraut on wheat thins…..Thanks for introducing me to that Hallie! 

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PS. Notice the jar is already gone! That’s how much we loved it!