Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Deck of Cards Jello Legs Workout

Today started with a fantastic workout, inspired by the Last Chance Workout from The Biggest Loser that I mentioned the other day. As we continued to hit the snooze button, I worried that we weren't going to feel motivated to get up, but we did it!


Some notes: 
  • I used two 15-lb. dumbbells for the deadlifts, and I did the rest of the exercises with no weights.
  • As it is, the workout requires 95 reps of each exercise. To get it to 100 reps, my nerdy husband added two Jokers, and we did five reps of the spades & clubs and then five reps of the hearts & diamonds.
  • The walking lunges are EACH leg, so two lunges (right, left) is one rep.
  • We warmed up for five minutes and cooled down for five minutes (treadmill walking).
  • To round out the workout, I added about 30 minutes of treadmill walking this afternoon.

Get excited to feel those wobbly legs!

And now...some eats for today.
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6:30 am: Breakfast - Whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter, banana, and honey, plus tea

10:00 am: Morning snack - Orange

12:30 pm: Lunch - Leftovers from Monday (spaghetti squash with eggplant, onion, spinach, marinara, and goat cheese)

2:30 pm: Snack - graham cracker with peanut butter and a glass of milk

6:45 pm: Dinner - salad with mixed greens, avocado, red onion, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar (delicious!), homemade bruschetta, and half a serving of shepherd's pie (Terry ate the rest)

8:45 pm: Dessert - the last of the homemade strawberry ice cream, 1/2 banana, and chocolate/white chocolate chips

A seriously delicious day. We have plans the next two nights, so we're enjoying this lovely, quiet evening at home together and catching up on our DVR (why does it always feel like we're so far behind?). 

What was the most delicious meal you ate today?


  1. Oh, fun! Love that workout. Figuring out how to adapt for my Fast & Furious class.

  2. That's a GREAT idea!! Love that workout.

  3. Fun workout idea! I saw that BL episode, too. My most delicious meal was a giant salad with homemade tomato salad dressing.

  4. I love doing deck of cards workouts! They are often the workouts that leave me the most sore!!

  5. I love deck of card workouts! They make you workout hard especially when you get those big numbers! Plus you never know whats coming up next! (:

  6. i have only had one meal so far today but my overnight oats were awesome! that bruschetta looks SO good though, i'm thinking i might need to make it soon.

  7. I love that pic of the workout! Cool idea :)

    Best meal, my oatmeal!

  8. I wish I could make my own ice cream!

  9. that workout looks awesome! Can totally be done at home- my 15 lb weights are calling my name already.

  10. We called these "full house" workouts during the FitMixer Bootcamp and they were one of my favorites. When I saw them doing it on Biggest Loser I LOVED it and reminded myself that I should do another one of these again soon.... :)

  11. Did this workout yesterday with 8lb weights for all exercises. I am SORE today... the hold-onto-the-handicap-rails-when-you-sit-down-in-the-bathroom kind of sore. And I love it! Thanks for sharing the workout.

  12. Did this workout yesterday with 8lb weights for all exercises, and I am SORE today... the hold-onto-the-handicap-rail-when-you-sit-down-in-the-bathroom kind of sore. And I love it! Thanks for sharing the workout.

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