Today I have a couple of things to talk about … one involving food (what else is new?) and one involving another kick-butt workout!
My blogger friend, Lindsay, is continuing to host “FLOW” every Friday, so I thought it would be a good day to share the workout I’ve been loving this week.
Remember how I shared the awesome workout I completed a couple of weeks ago? Part of the workout had been Courtney’s idea, and I loved her “25 minute full body blast” so much, that I decided to follow a similar routine this week … but switch up the moves a little!
Do Circuit #1 three times. Rest for 1 minute. Do Circuit #2 three times. Celebrate that it’s over!!
To make it a little easier:
- Do each move for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds.
- Do the push-ups on your knees.
- Do regular squats and regular lunges.
To make it a little more challenging:
- Do each move for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds.
- Do regular push-ups.
- Do squat jumps and lunge jumps.
I think most people know what push-ups are, but in case you don’t know what the other moves are …
High Knees: (Source)
Squat Jumps: http://www.coreperformance.com/knowledge/movements/squat-jump-continuous.html
Tricep Dips: (Source)
Lunge Jumps: (Source)
OK now that you have the moves, start using them!!
Let’s switch gears …
This past weekend, Brandon and I had the bright idea of watching Food, Inc, a movie that was intended to “lift the veil” on our nation’s food industry.
Now, I gotta be honest. I have always been an “ignorance is bliss” kind of person. I knew that some crazy things were happening in the food industry, but I didn’t want to know details. I just wanted to keep living my life and pretend that everything was sunshine and roses.
I even made Brandon promise before watching the movie that he wouldn’t suddenly want me to start changing how I grocery shop. He agreed.
2 hours later, I was the one wanting to change how I grocery shop.
I’m not going to go into details about the movie. If you are curious, I would recommend watching it yourself. But let’s just say that less than an hour after watching, I was googling where to find local farmers’ markets and organic meat and produce.
But here’s the problem. Organic is expensive. It just is. And trying to run to various markets and farms for a variety of foods takes time.
Money and time. Don’t we all wish we had more of both?
So I’m reaching out to all of you for your thoughts and advice. I know that many of you eat much healthier than I do, and often organically. Do you have any advice on how to eat this way, but remain within a reasonable budget?
For the time being, I’m not going to lie … I’m still buying what I was buying. We’re trying to stay on a tight budget right now, as I don’t have a full-time job and we’re trying to buy a house. But the movie did open my eyes and is really making me think of how I can make changes in the future to keep both myself and my family safe.
Question for ya …
Share the workout you’ve been loving recently!
Have you seen “Food Inc?” Thoughts?
Any tips or advice on how to eat organically but maintain a budget?
On a lighter note … what are you up to this weekend?? Who’s going to see “The Hunger Games??”
(I fully plan on going, but probably not until Sunday or Monday, when some of the crowd has died down!)