8 Week Wedding Countdown Workout

8 weeks, can you believe it?! Actually, it’s 7 weeks, 4 days, haha!

I wanted to share a workout as well as what I’m eating these days.

This is a workout I’ve been doing once a week in a class I teach. The first week it felt incredibly hard and I was incredibly sore for 2 days afterward. But now we’ve done it 4 times and it keeps getting easier and easier and last week I wasn’t really even sore from it!

The goal is to get through it as quickly as possible. Take breaks when you need to, but eventually you won’t need to take breaks! My time to complete this last week was 11.5 minutes. Hopefully I’ll set a new record this week!

Burpee/Squat Pyramid

1 burpee, 10 squats
2 burpees, 10 squats
3 burpees, 10 squats
4 burpees, 10 squats
5 burpees, 10 squats
6 burpees, 10 squats
7 burpees, 10 squats
8 burpees, 10 squats
9 burpees, 10 squats
10 burpees, 10 squats

Half way there! Rest for 1 minute then head back down the pyramid.

9 burpees, 10 squats
8 burpees, 10 squats
7 burpees, 10 squats
6 burpees, 10 squats
5 burpees, 10 squats
4 burpees, 10 squats
3 burpees, 10 squats
2 burpees, 10 squats
1 burpee, 10 squats

Done son!!

That’s 100 burpees and 200 squats in case you were wondering.

I didn’t make a video for this workout but I can be seen doing burpees here and burpees and squats here. After watching those videos I feel like I should definitely make a new one.

But I know everyone would much rather see a video of Lilly sleeping, so here you go! You can even hear my mystery fiance snickering in the background.

Ok, food. My friend Joni is convinced I spend a lot of time preparing my weekly food but I promise that is not the case. Here is what I’m eating these days.

Breakfast
Coffee w/ unsweetened almond milk
Vega Sport Protein Shake (chocolate flavor) mixed with unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 tablespoon flax oil, 1 leaf of kale & 1 spoonful of almond butter. Blend in Magic bullet. Drink on the way to work.

Lunch
I have my work fridge packed like so (don’t mind the extreme frost buildup in the freezer).

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The fridge contains:
Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burger
Mixed greens
Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas
Black beans
An avocado
Shredded carrot
Shredded cucumber
Cilantro
Sprouts
Daiya cheese
Sweet Potato fries
And that Spicy Aioli Dressing I’ve been living off for 3 weeks.

I bring all those items in on Monday morning and when lunch rolls around I make a fat burrito using a mixture of all those ingredients (minus the veggie burger, that’s for dinner when I work late). I bring enough ingredients to last the week.

If you don’t have a fridge at work, don’t despair. It’s a little more work and a little more tupperware, but you can make individual lunches for the week and store them in your fridge at home and then pack them to work in an insulated cooler.

Dinner
Dinner is basically the same as lunch, minus the tortilla. I make a big salad using the same ingredients but I’ve been on a major Dr. Praeger’s kick lately and I put one in my salad every night.

For a snack I usually have cucumbers and hummus.

And I don’t want anyone to get the idea that I eat perfectly every single day, because I don’t. “Stupid stuff” like cookies, chocolate, wine and tortilla chips find their way into my mouth all the time. But the stupid stuff is also the fun stuff we eat when we celebrate and celebrations are good. So as long as I’m working out and eating right the rest of the time I don’t sweat it. 🙂

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