BBB Week 4 & Mini-Goals Review

4 weeks done with Best Body Bootcamp & only 4 weeks to go! That means I really need to kick it into high-gear and stay motivated.

Past Reviews:

BBB Week 1 & Mini-Goals
BBB Week 2 & Mini-Goals
BBB Week 3 & Mini-Goals

{Workouts}

Yoga | Britt's Blurbs

Daily Workout Log

Monday: Treadmill HIIT, Pull Strength Circuit
Tuesday: 40 minute treadmill interval, Core Work
Wednesday: Treadmill HIIT, Push Strength Circuit
Thursday: 40 minute bike interval, Core Work
Friday: 20 min run, Endurance Strength Circuit
Saturday: Core Strength Power Yoga
Sunday: Rest Day

{Thoughts}

Great workout run this past week! Definitely time to kick-it-up though with my HIIT and amount of weights for strength training! Love when I can keep moving up! Don’t be afraid of weights ladies, they help build LEAN muscle, they DO NOT make you “look like a man”.

{Food}

Food Review | Britt's Blurbs

 

  • Eats have been SO much better this week. Fueling up with WHOLE ingredients.
  • My dad also is sprouting his own seeds and the alfalfa sprouts were ready to go! Alfalfa sprouts are rich in antioxidants, protein, enzymes, vitamins & minerals. I’ve been enjoying these sprinkled on top of salads.
  •  I’m working on healthy carbs, proteins and fats earlier in the day while staying lean and green for dinner! Trying hard to eliminate gluten and added carbs in the evening.
  • To satisfying my sweet tooth I discovered Oikos Chocolate Greek yogurt! Um, yum! Topped with some almond butter & chia seeds makes the perfect bedtime snack to fuel my metabolism.

{Other Goals}

Attitude: {Yoga has been helping SO much with staying positive towards life. It’s amazing how uplifting just one class can be.}
Taking a break from my work to have some “me” time, whether that be reading a magazine, painting my nails or going on a walk, has helped give my mind a breath of fresh air.

Following last week’s post on my IBS balance, I also picked up some L-Glutamine to take along with the B-Complex. After speaking with the specialist at the Health Alternatives store, she mentioned these act in conjunction of one another. L-Glutamine is also the most common amino acid found in your muscles. After intense training sessions it could take the body up to 6 days to fully restore these levels so hopefully adding this to my supplement intake will help my muscles recover better. I’ve been suffering with soreness due to my lack in magnesium.

Disclaimer: I did my reading and still have LOTS of research to do on all of these supplements so please do YOUR research too and talk to you doctor before taking any new supplements.

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Anyone who strength trains a lot– what supplements do you take? The lady at the store also suggested I look into liquid amino acids to drink before and after a workout.

I also busted out my Jillian Michaels, Master Your Metabolism Cookbook to read up on more nutritional ways to fix different hormonal imbalances in the body. I’m like a sponge when it comes to this stuff. I LOVE learning and reading about it!

Healthy sELF Challenge: Starts today! Challenge #1 is Go Meatless– on the menu for tonight is baked bbq tofu over a lentil/quinoa mix with roasted brussels sprouts! Going meatless DOES NOT have to be boring!

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XOXO. Britt

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  • Allison
    Reply

    I need to et back into yoga! The happiest time in my life was when I practiced consistently every day for 2 months..it was actually right about this time last year. Crazy how much can change in just one year. I’m glad it’s helping you out 🙂

    • Brittany
      Reply

      Yes, isn’t it amazing how many positive effects yoga can have?!

  • Adrienne @ Happy Ramblings
    Reply

    I love taking yoga more and more each time I go. It really does leave me with a positive outlook and attitude. I drink an amino supplement before I work out. It’s called Uptake and I get it from Complete Nutrition. I like it, it gives me lots of energy before and during my workout. I’m not sure how it works for the soreness, Tina’s boot camp workouts kick my booty every time and leave me sore!

    p.s. I nominated you for a Leibster Award over on my blog yesterday, happy blogging!

    • Brittany
      Reply

      Oh thank you!! I will make sure to put together my response post this afternoon! xoxo

  • Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
    Reply

    For strength training, L-Glutamine is actually very important after a workout so you’re covered on that! Also, BCAA’s (branch chain amino acids) are just as important as well. Those are the two I take 😀

    • Brittany
      Reply

      You’re the best! Thank you! Xoxo

  • Miranda @ Biting Life
    Reply

    Thanks for the cookbook suggestion! I just requested it from my library 🙂

  • Tina @ Best Body Fitness
    Reply

    So glad you put it out there that upping weights is a GOOD thing! It so is! I’ve always heard good things about glutamine and it does have the effects the lady said…jsut never tried it for myself. Perhaps I should?

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