Yogurt Bowl

by Jenny on May 16, 2012

Last night’s ab penalties in Brian and my endless games of Rummy didn’t put too much of a hurting on my core for this morning’s workout but let me tell you, my shoulders, chest, biceps and triceps are beyond sore from my strength workouts from the past two mornings. Wow.

Doing any core moves that involved the plank position this morning was killer!


I wanted to get a little warm up in to get my body going before I jumped right into my core workout so I started the morning with a quick run around the block (okay, around a couple blocks). I didn’t time it or even track my distance but it was about a ten minute run so I’m assuming I covered about 1.25 miles.

Next up was my core workout!

Set #1:
Russian Twist with dumbbell x 15
Alternating Plank Twists x 15
Plank Toe Outs x 15 per side

Set #2
Classic Crunches x 15
Extended Leg Lifts x 15
Bicycle Crunches x 15

Set #3
Hollow Man with Scissor Kicks x 15
Wind Shield Wipers x 15
Reverse Crunch x 15

Set #4
Tummy Tucks x 15
Star Tucks x 15
Side Planks with Dips x 15 per side

I repeated each set twice through before moving on to the next one and then finished the workout with one set of leg and glute toning exercises.

Set #5
Hip Adduction Lifts x 15 per leg
Hip Abduction Lifts x 15 per leg
Donkey Kicks x 15 per leg
Round Kick x 15 per leg


I couldn’t wait to dig into the yogurt that I set to strain over night for breakfast. A bowl full of strained-at-home Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries, oats, coconut flakes and almond slivers.

Totally hit the spot!

I’m off to get some studying done before Brian gets home from practice…we have a mini-road trip of sorts planned for the afternoon! Woohoo! :)


What is your favorite core exercise?

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1 Holly May 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

That core workout looks amazing! I definitely plan on doing it tonight. Do you have any links to a description or picture of each exercise? I know most of them, but a few are new to me – hollow man w/ scissor kicks??? Thanks!


2 Jenny May 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

My abs really started feeling it as the day wore on!!

Here is a link to a picture of hollow man pose…I usually hold my hands off the ground but palm up by my side and then complete the scissor motion with your legs – spread them apart and then cross them back over in the middle, rotating which foot crosses on top. Let me know if that doesn’t make sense and I can try to find a video!


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