Core Crusher

WOW, its cold in Pittsburgh. As expected,it is January. But still, it’s just shockingly (is that a word?!) cold!!!

So I have a great core workout for you to warm up the body! I am not a fan of “AB” exercises.  They aren’t my favorite, unlike squats, I could do those for days (I know, strange!) But I find core circuits to be fun and a challenge that I like.  There are several different exercises on here, so its a good variety.  I created this for my own  workout but also tried  with a client, and she loved it! If you try it, let me know what you think!Core Crusher

Now, on to food. I am always looking for healthy recipes to try to  and also keep my interest in meal planning! I love to cook! So, I was searching SkinnyTaste which is one of my favorite spots to go to find new recipes…and This recipe sparked my interest.  Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast.   Guys, it was SOOO good, you have to try it! and anything in the crock pot is a WIN! I made it on Sunday and ate it on top of a large salad and same with Monday night. It had SO much flavor! I did splurge on a pork shoulder from Whole Foods simply because I am trying to buy better animal products when I do eat them. (That’s a whole post topic in it of itself) I feel it was definitely worth it.  Also, if your counting Weight Watcher Points, it was 5PP for a 3 oz serving! You must try it!

Have a fantastic Thursday, stay warm!

What are your least favorite types of exercise?! Do you have a must try recipe?!

ABSolutely Fabulous Ab’s Workout

Bathing suit season is literally right around the corner. I know, it sure as hec doesn’t seem like it here in Pittsburgh..that’s for sure. (I am so incredibly sick and tired of the cold snowy mess, I NEED warm weather, okay my rant is over) But I promise you, it will be here before we know it. Today is the first official day of Spring, WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!

I think its time to start working on that core! Tone, tone, and more toning. When I’m working with some of my personal training clients, and they start slacking, I always say…just picture your bathing suit. Works like a charm! 😉

One of the number one exercise/health goals I hear all day long from women and some men is they all want to lose weight in their stomach.  Truth be told…the best workout for losing fat around the stomach is aerobic activity.  Getting that heart rate up, and work up a sweat! But we also need to tone and tighten. I found this basic & advanced AB workout on Women’ It’s a great mix of basic core exercises mixed with heart racing challenging movements that will make your core burn! I switched this up a bit, you can click here for original workout!

Absolutely fabulous

Basic Plank:
basic plank
Side Plank:
side plank
Lunge with Rotation:
lunge with rotation
Glute Bridge March:
Glute bridge with March
Plank with Arm Lift:
Plank with Arm liftGet to work! 
What is your favorite AB/CORE workout? Are you ready for spring as much as I am?