Deep breaths. Deep breaths.
Easy pace, 1.0 incline while watching one Parenthood episode.
I had a visitor right at the end of my run. It was perfect timing and might I say he had some great morning hair.
I taught my HIIT class and my strength training class at the gym last night.
I love resistance bands. I did quite a lot of the workout last night with them and thought I’d show you one of my favorite moves for your shoulders.
It’s a variation on a front should raise.
Stand holding a handle in each hand with your arms by your side and elbows slightly bent with one or two feet on the band (one foot makes it easier).
Lift up and together like a rainbow until hands meet at chest level.
Slowly lower to start.
It’s a tough one.
These pictures are not the best, but it was after teaching two classes at the end of a very long day. My next pictures using bands to do some moves will be in Hawaii. Oh heck yes.
I always travel with bands and as HumanX as the sponsor for the Kauai Marathon, I’ll be doing some fun cross training exercises, etc. from the island. Woo hoo!
I just saw this list of 33 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Anywhere on Greatist that has some really great moves.
If you have some great resistance band moves to share or some that you love to do, post them on IG and tag them with #humanxtrain so we can all put a fun little vacation workout together. Yes?
It’s been slim pickings over here in the food department. I threw together this random one for the boys the other night.
I was, however, impressed with my late dinner creation last night after work though.
I roasted pork tenderloins, asparagus and shaved brussels sprouts and put them all together in a big salad. The dressing was a mix of the three things. I also added a lot of Trader Joe’s Smoke Seasoning.
And that there little bread on the side is a no grain STUFT flatbread.
Not too shabby.
Want to see what else isn’t too shabby?
These Cinnamon Questwiches.
I made cinnamon crisps with coconut spray, cinnamon and coconut sugar out of Trader Joe’s lavash flatbread. (Old recipe, but you can get the old directions here. There’s a super old video of how we used to make them too.)
I made the cinnamon crisps.
Then I took a double chocolate Quest Bar and microwaved it on parchment paper for 10-15 seconds. It got just soft enough to tear apart and smash between the cinnamon crisps.
It was so good. It reminded me of a sandwich type cookie or graham cracker sandwich. I will definitely be doing it again and trying out other flavors of Quest Bars.
I’m down to my last couple over here though and this flavor was all I had left. It did the job though.
Okay. I’m off. It’s going to be a long day with countless cups of coffee and loads of laundry. It’s okay to be jealous.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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What’s your favorite resistance band move?
Have you made any fun food creations lately?