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Hi ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry, I am back to one posting a day…although I think I MIGHT be able to do one at lunch eventually..
I started my new job today & I REALLY like it. I definitely see it as a career- with many advancement opportunites in the future!!
Circuit 1: (warm up circuit- supposed to do only once, I did it twice)

This morning I started my day out at the gym- back to Making the Cut- since my room was free..there aren’t many people there at 5:30am.

What time do you go to the gym? / Are there a lot of people when you go? / How do you prefer it?

Making the Cut-Day 25

-Decline Dumbbell Press: 20 reps
-Squats- 50 fast
-Step Plyos: 1 min.
-Butt Kicks: 1 min.

Circuit 2:

-Plyo Push- ups: 10 reps (clap when you push up)
-Dumbbell Flys on body ball with crunches: 15 reps (arms out to side)
-Leg Extensions (pyramid up with weight): 20 reps, 12 reps, 6-8 reps
-Knee Tuck Jumps: 10 reps
-Step Plyos holding dumbbells in EACH hand: 30 sec.

Circuit 3:

-Scorpion push-ups: 10 reps (5 each side)
-Alternating dumbbell press on body ball with elbow drive: 10 reps EACH leg
-Surrenders: 10 reps EACH leg (USE DUMBBELLS)
-Side Step Plyos: 1 min.

Circuit 4:

-Dips: perform until muscle failure
-Basic Lunge with military shoulder press: 20 reps each leg
-Burpies: 20 reps

Circuit 5:

-W shoulder press with leg extension: 10 reps EACH leg
-Rope Tricep press: 20 reps
-Straight Leg squat thrust: 30 sec.
-Chair Pose: 30 sec.
-Side plank with inner thigh raise: 10 reps EACH side

I did this circuit TWICE & then did 50 crunches on the Bosu ball.
Total time @ gym in the morning: 1 hr, Total calories burned: 397, Max HR: 230, Avg HR: 136

For breakfast I made my last Green Monster..until I get my new protein powder that is :)(my fingers are crossed that it will be here tomorrow) I made it the usual way: 1/2 scoop whey protein, lots of spinach, a few blueberries, 1 frozen banana, some water, 1 tsp. cocoa powder, 1 tsp. peanut butter (1 tsp. in my mouth too ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), & lots of ice.
Then I headed to work & did lots of training this afternoon. I really like the office- everyone is super nice & friendly. It is refreshing.

GM in the new blender!


For lunch I had the usual…although I need to change it up because it did not fill me up. At 2:30pm I was getting SUPER hungry again. I get lunch from 11.30pm- 12.30pm…so lunch lasted me about 2 and 1/2 hours- NOT long enough…that’s for sure.

1 apple, 1 alternative blueberry bagel, animal crackers & chobani Greek yogurt.

On my way home I was SO thankful I had my ‘just in case’ snack bar with me:
Fiber One bar- Oats & Caramel. It hit the spot. My tummy was a GROWLING!

saving snack

When I got home, Craig & I head to the gym- he doesn’t like going with me in the morning, so I decided to start my two- a -day workouts today. I like going to the gym with him, so I figured why not?! I like doing two a days when summer season really hits..and since it’s June 1st I thought it would be a good day. ๐Ÿ™‚

For workout #2 I did:
10- 10- 10
10 minutes Incline walking- 15% incline, 3.0
10 minutes running- .5% incline, speed 6.5- 7.0
10 minutes elliptical- 10 crossramp, 5 resistance

Then I did some more ab stuff- 20 bosu ball crunches with cable pulls behind head (35lb.) <– those things HURT. I think I have found my new favorite ab move.
-20 crunches with hands on knees
-10 crunches each side (obliques) on body ball
-20 regular crunches on ball
-5 ball passes
-20 bench tuck crunches

Total time: 40: 48 minutes, 292 calories burned, 189 Max HR, 144 Avg HR

I really like going twice today because I think it helped loosen me up- I was still really sore from the lower body workout on Monday…and then more leg work with Making the this workout kind of helped with the soreness.

For dinner I made a new recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ I made Katie’s Cheerio Chicken!! It was a GREAT mix of sweet & salty..and it had fiber in it!!

Used Fiber One & Honey nut Cheerios for breading

I feel as though I am a commercial for FIBER ONE today!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Egg substitute + breading



ย On the side: My favorite MAC & CHEESE & some almond green beans.

Whole Wheat Mac & Cheese

go to veggies!

My plate!

Close up chicken ๐Ÿ˜‰

YUM! Dinner was PERFECT! I prepped the cereal last night- like put it in the food processor & then just put it in a Ziplock baggie to use tonight..since I knew we would be going to the gym after work today. So it is a great dinner to prepare for the night before you plan to make it. I also drizzled some honey over the top of the tenders before baking for an extra sweet taste ๐Ÿ˜‰

While reading the new Shape magazine, I found some pretty interesting things:

-First, based on a survey taken from Menโ€™s Fitness– a womanโ€™s butt is her sexiest body part, according to 40% of guys!! Crazy, right?? Guess those butt exercises could be a good thing ๐Ÿ˜‰
-Second, the fittest city is Washington, DC! With a close second being Boston.
-Get 10% off at with promo code: 150044
-There are also some great new workouts that Iโ€™m looking forward to trying as well! I havenโ€™t finished reading it yet, but Iโ€™m liking this issue.

-Kimย K. looks great on the cover..but I wondering ifย they did photo-shopping..?

Cover photo

Well, I’m off to go & spend some time with C- he’s giving me dirty looks..guess I’m taking too long ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great night!!!

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  1. Holly! Question for you…what brand of blender did you just get? Mine totally crapped out on me tonight and I’m in need of a new one that’s going to last me!

    Oh, and by the way, your meal totally left me craving mac & cheese! Brings me back to my childhood ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Hey Courtney!!
      I got a Hamilton Beach one from Bed Bath & Beyond. I really like it- much better than my old one. & we didn’t pay a fortune which helps. It was only like $30.
      Oh, & I LOVE mac &’s the one childhood food that I still have to make consistently. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The Fiber One & Cheerio chicken looks really good! I’ve also seen a recipe with corn flakes.

    Glad to hear your first day went well!!!

  3. glad you like your new job! that’s always a good thing.

    everytime i tried to make baked crispy chicken, it never works. its always soggy. lol. i’ll make it well someday!

  4. Your chicken looks WONDERFUL! So glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I asked P that same question about Kim when I got my issue. She looks gorgeous, but almost too perfect.

  6. Way to rock the workouts! So glad you’re loving the new job. That’s great!!! If it were up to me, the gym would be empty every time I went LOL

  7. So glad you like your new job! That prob makes life a lot better!

    Im also proud of you for sticking with Making the Cut workouts! HOw are you liking the results?

  8. Glad you’re liking your new job! :o)

  9. Are you going to have before or after pictures or measurments for when you are done with making the cut? I dug my book out and am going to start today.

    PS your din din looks bangin’.

    • I didn’t do either ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Bummer. But I have DEFINITELY noticed differences- in EVERY part of my body. Actually starting to like my arms (which has NEVER happened…and my waist has gotten smaller too.)
      You’ll have to let me know what you think of it!!


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