15-Minute Morning Stretch

15-Minute Morning Stretch

15-Minute Morning Stretch Routine

This 15-minute stretch workout is perfect to do first thing in the morning to get the body moving and ready for the day. And it is also a great way to finish a workout, or to do just because.

This routine will increase your flexibility and improve your day. Pretty awesome, eh?

And… this workout is my first workout with a partner. Yes, Fitness with PJ is stepping up its game for 2016 and I now have a partner to show the modified versions of my exercises.

You can choose to follow me and the more intense stretches, or follow loving husband for the modified.

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15-Minute Morning Stretch and Pizza

After much coercing and bribing with promises of pizza, Coke and M&Ms loving husband has agreed to help me on my YouTube workouts. Yippee!

For our first workout together I decided to break him in gently with this stretch workout. I felt it was best to lull him into a false sense of security to begin with.

Next week the sweat will begin. But, shhhh…let’s keep that our little secret for the time being.

TOOLS NEEDED:

Mat

Chair if you’re tight

 

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A Trainer’s Weekly Menu – Week 11

A Trainer’s Weekly Menu – Week 11

A Trainer’s Weekly Menu – Week 11

A full week’s account, including recipes and tips to help you eat healthier, of what a trainer eats as well as how I prep for someone who loves vegetables (me), and someone who does not (loving husband).

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great Christmas. Loving husband and I had a fantastic 2 weeks, but like a majority of people we ate too much and I drank too much. Even us trainer’s fall off the wagon.

It’s a new year, though, and it’s back to regular routines and meal planning and prepping.

Healthy Meal Plan

If you need to get yourself back-on-track I urge you to join me in my meal plans. All the recipes I choose are low in sh*it and high in nutrients.

I also plan my healthy meals so that fit in into my busy life. My prep is basic and there are no long-winded recipes that only Martha Stewart would love.

Just basic meals, using whole-foods.

Sugar Detox

Unbeknown to loving husband he is on a sugar detox now, or as much as I can control a sugar detox for him. You see he hides candy all over the house and eats it after I go to bed.

He does not hide this candy because he is hiding the fact that he is eating it from me. No, instead, he is hiding the candy because I asked him to.

You see when it hits a certain time of the month I get big-time cravings and another PJ emerges, I call her bad-PJ.

Bad-PJ is a bad influence and she always wants chocolate.

Bad-PJ, however, does not know when to stop after a few chocolates, or peices of candy. She goes hard until the bag is finished and we feel like sh*t afterwards.

So, loving husband hides his candy from bad-PJ.

Catch Up On Previous Week’s Menus

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Week 11 Healthy Meal Plan

BREAKFAST
  • Overnight Oats. I love overnight oats (and you can even nuke them in the microwave in the morning if you prefer your oats warm). Click here for my Pomegranate and Blueberry Overnight Oats recipe.
  • My daily detox drink. I swear by this drink. Click here for the recipe (it’s under Breakfast).
LUNCH
  • Salad with tuna and 2 Wasa breads with melted cheese. Had this on Monday.
  • Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup (which I made on Monday night), with cut veggies as a side dish. The soup and the cut veggies I prepped on Sunday.

PREP TIP: make at least 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches for the week. You will actually get more done, in less time, by prepping in bulk and at the same time.

DINNER

Monday

  • Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup. Click here for the recipe. I love this soup, loving husband is on the fence. However, this is a man who will only eat Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup and Tomato Soup. So it’s safe to say that he is not really a connoisseur of soup.

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup – Skinny Ms

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Loving Husband’s Famous Tuna Salad. Okay, it’s not really famous, but it is one of the things I let him prep. He uses 5 cans of tuna, mixes in some mayo, relish and 5 chopped hard-boiled eggs.
  • Yes, it is a bit high in sugar (due to the relish), and the mayo is not the healthiest option (I would prefer he used a smashed up avocado – but if I suggested that I already know the look I would get). So, I eat it as is on my Wasa crisps.

WORKOUT TIP: DON’T FORGET TO WARM-UP AT LEAST 5 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR WORKOUT. THIS WILL HELP PREPARE YOU AND YOUR MUSCLES FOR THE WORK TO BE DONE AND IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE ONCE YOU GET GOING.

Thursday

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Turkey Enchilada Skillet – Skinny Ms

HAVE YOU TRIED THIS WORKOUT YET? IT’S PERFECT IF YOU ARE FEELING A LITTLE TIGHT & INFLEXIBLE.

Friday

Saturday

  • We are headed to see my fave director Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, “The Hateful 8”.
  • It looks so good! However, it is 3 hours long (thank God we are going to a VIP theatre for this), and it starts at 5:20pm.
  • This is a weird time, not really enough time for dinner beforehand, so we may order at the theatre (VIP has a full menu you can order in the theatre – as well as alcohol), or we may bring our own snacks. All I know is I ain’t cooking.

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Tank Top Arms Workout

Tank Top Arms Workout

Tank Top Arms Workout

You can use this workout to get ready for a tank top, or ready for a LBD.

It’s a 365 degree, work-all-the-muscles in the arms workout that will soon become a staple to your weekly workouts.

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Tank Top Arms Workout

TOOLS NEEDED:

Pair of moderate dumbbells

Pair of light dumbbells

 

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Total Body Kettlebell Workout

Total Body Kettlebell Workout

Kettlebell Workout

A total body, kill your core, kind of workout. And… if you don’t own a kettle bell, no worries! Simply use 1 heavier dumbbell (like a 12lb or 15lb) and Bob’s your uncle (actually he, really).

Total Body Kettlebell Workout

 

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30-Minute One Dumbbell Workout

30-Minute One Dumbbell Workout

30-Minute 1 Dumbbell Workout

If I had a loonie (or a dollar for all my American friends) for every time I had someone tell me that they just don’t have time to workout I would be semi-retired and loving husband would own that fancy motorcycle he wants.

Now, I am not judging people when they tell me this – even though people quite often think that I am (case in point the full confessionals I get whenever I see someone in the grocery store and their cart is not filled to the brim with kale and apples).

But, I get it cause I, too, am VERY busy.

My career keeps me working seven days a week, I am taking a course which has me up 90 minutes earlier everyday (just because I have no other time to fit it in), and I like to hang out with loving husband and Bella as much as I can.

My life is hyper-busy. However, I can get everything done because I do workout.

Exercising gives me energy, and it can give you some too.

30-Minute 1 Dumbbell Workout

Because of this lack of time we all seem to be experiencing is precisely why I do a lot of 20 and 30 minute workouts.

We can all find an extra 30 minutes in our life.

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