Working Out: Week 29 {I joined a gym!}

This past week FLEW. I think I got tired of waiting. It was time. I wasn’t using my elliptical nearly as much as I should (read: EVER), and all of my DVDs? They’re collecting dust. Not good.

I used to work at the YMCA locally, and I loved it…but I never actually worked out while I worked their-I think I was just ready to go home. BUT, I loved the environment. So Monday, I joined a gym.

I sucked it up, put the elliptical on Craigslist and walked into the Y with card in hand. I had some very bad memories of being in the gym and feeling intimidated. I really need to get out of my head. Badly.

Time to share my weekly workouts!

For those of you who are new to my working out updates, I am following The Trim Healthy Mama Plan in addition to using Le-Vel supplements, which is why you’ll see letters in parenthesis behind my meals.



Pre-Workout: Thrive Shake

Breakfast: Small Smoothie King Pineapple Surf (no turbinado) smoothie (E)

Lunch: Chicken fried rice (E)

Dinner: Pulled pork + guacamole & pico (S)



  • 60 minutes on the treadmill doing “bumps” (varying inclines) at 3.5-4.0
  • At home:
    • 2 Sun Salutations
    • 20 Good Mornings
    • 40 reps of a lateral loop band walk (strengthens your medial glutes)
    • 30-second lateral hops x 3
    • Crossover lunges using my Ugi ball 20 per leg
    • 10 10-second side planks (5 per side)
    • 25 clamshells per side
    • 40 side-to-side lunges using my Ultimate Sandbag
    • 20 glider side lunges
    • 50 bicycle sit ups

Pre-Workout: Thrive Shake

Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs + fiesta slaw (S)

Lunch: Pulled pork + guacamole & pico (S)

Dinner: Chicken fried rice (E)



  • 45 minutes of recumbent biking with resistance at 10
  • 15 minutes of wobble board balance training
  • Namaste Yoga: Class 8

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs + bacon (S)

Lunch: Chicken fried rice (E)

Dinner: Pulled pork + guacamole & pico (S)


Workout: I walked the Houston Zoo with my boys for 2 hours.

Breakfast: Medium Smoothie King Pineapple Surf (no turbinado) smoothie (E)

Lunch: 1/4 pound cheeseburger on a Gluten Free bun + green salad (Crossover)

Dinner: BBQ pork ribs + fiesta slaw (E)


Workout: Body Pump

Breakfast: Apple cinnamon granola + no sugar added milk (E)

Lunch: Chicken fried rice (E)

Dinner: Reuben in a bowl (S)


Workout: Adult skate night with hubs & my girls (2.5 hours on skates!)

Breakfast: Apple cinnamon granola + no sugar added milk (E)

Lunch: Pulled pork + guacamole & pico in a gluten free tortilla (Crossover)

Dinner: Reuben in a bowl (S)


Breakfast: Scrambled eggs + seasoning blend & bacon (S)

Lunch: Reuben in a bowl (S)

Dinner: Asian lettuce wraps (S)

How do you fit in working out?

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  1. Stella on April 5, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Great diet to follow. Thank you for sharing.

    • Brea on April 5, 2016 at 11:17 am

      You’re welcome!!

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