Fitness Friday #31

Aloha from Hawaii! 


I’m sunburnt and already exhausted but having a blast and enjoying every moment. I’m excited for my family to come and for them to get to enjoy it with us.

And while I’d like to think some beach WODs may happen at some point, we’ll see how much that actually happens…ha! But if I am jumping and swimming around in the water, that counts right? Especially when I realize I swam too far and can’t touch my feet so I have to immediately turn back around and swim to a “safer” spot. (Note: I’m not a very confident swimmer so it’s important for me to stay within water levels that my feet can touch.) 😉

Anyway, let’s get to the workouts that I had this week because there were a few…


Friday 7/23

10 min DU practice

Plank holds – 5 x 45 sec

Side plank holds – 3 x 30 sec/each

10 x 100m hill runs


Saturday 7/24

21 Burpees

21 Air squats

150 Single Unders

15 Burpees

15 Air Squats

120 Single Unders

9 Burpees

9 Air Squats

90 Single Unders

walking @ CF Games

Sunday 7/25

Rest – walking @ CF Games

Monday 7/27

Circuit 1: Squat w/ leg lift (20 alt) / Down Dog Abs (10/side) / Elbow Plank w/ Twist (10/side) x2

Circuit 2: Push-up w/ leg lift (10 alt) / Twisted Mountain Climber (20 alt) / Split Squat (15/side) x2

Cricuit 3: Superman Push-up (10) / Butterfly Crunch (15) / Marching Bridge (20/alt) x2

Tuesday 7/28

3 mile run

Wednesday 7/29

Rest – travel day

Thursday 7/30

Rest – beach

While my workouts may not be overly programmed this week, there have still been some great workouts and the “active” rest of walking, carrying luggage (it’s a workout!) and jumping around in the water has just felt amazing. It just goes to show that our training is meant to go in phases, including times of higher intensity and times of more rest, all dependent on how our own bodies are feeling.

Now, don’t forget to link up your week of workouts or fitness posts below and check out everyone else’s as well. There’s some big things coming to Fitness Friday so let’s get on it!

How were your workouts this past week?

What are your favorite active rest activities?

The “Poor Man’s” Iced Mocha

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When I was in college, we used to make what we called “the poor man’s mocha” which is simply hot chocolate mix and hot coffee. It didn’t taste exactly like a mocha but it got the point across while saving a decent amount of change from going to the nearby coffee shop.

I might not be a poor college student any more, but with no income due 50 States In A Year, I often feel like that poor college student, trying to figure out how I can treat myself without spending a load of cash.

When Blue Diamond reached out to try the Chocolate Almond Breeze Almond Milk, I wasn’t going to say no and immediately knew what I wanted to make – a poor man’s iced mocha!

I’m a coffee drinker through and through and while most of the time you’ll see me drinking black coffee, once in awhile I do like to enjoy something a little fun and special. Instead of just tossing in a bit of plain almond milk or spending the extra money on a fancier drink, I just made it myself!

I’ve done the cold brew thing a time or two but most of the time I keep it really easy and just save my leftover hot coffee in the fridge until I want iced coffee. Then pour in your desired amount of chocolate almond milk. Delicious!

This “Easy as Breeze” post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almond milk. For more “Easy As Breeze” recipes made with five ingredients or less, visit Almond Breeze on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

What would you make with the Chocolate Almond milk?

How do you take your coffee?

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