Build Your Own Bootcamp

Confession: I was a super bad blogger today. 😳

I did not pick up my camera once to take a photo of any of my eats. Fortunately, you guys didn’t miss much…

breakfast was a simple Chobani + Quaker Oatmeal Squares;

lunch included some leftover Minestrone Soup, Kashi crackers, & the crust off a corner piece of pizza (I was craving the carb-a-licious crust only!);

but it was my today’s “dinner” that really takes the cake…if you can call it that.

After work today, I had a baby shower for one of my co-workers, which I had a feeling was going to include some yummy treats. As expected, I was presented with a wonderful array of goods: cheesy, garlic Stromboli breads, cheddar and bacon toasts, crackers and cheese…

Oh, but wait, let’s not forget all the sugar-laden goodies: cupcakes, cookie bars, magic bars, banana nut rolls, candy of all varieties…

Yeah, it was pretty much like walking into this…how in the world am I supposed to turn that down??


So tonight’s “dinner” was not exactly one of champions…unless, that is, you consider Stromboli bread and cookie bars nutritionally fulfilling.

And I’m not talking one or two cookie bars here folks. I’m talking multiple. Enough, in fact, that I am still uncomfortably full almost 4 hours later. Oooof. 😳

I started to get upset with myself over it, but then I realized…

Hey, I’m human. It happens.

So I’ve chalked it up to a bad evening, and it’ll be back on track tomorrow! :)

New Workout Idea!

While reading through some old magazines this evening (I’m wayyyy backed up!) I came across an idea in Self for a “30-minute Build Your Own Boot Camp” workout. It sounds pretty fun, so I thought I’d share it with you all this evening!

30-minute Build Your Own Boot Camp

*Get a pencil & paper, a watch, a chair, & a set of dumbbells heavy enough so your 10th rep is difficult but not impossible.

*Warm up for 5 minutes, cardio of your choice.

*Do 1 minute of each of the following moves, pausing only to write down the # of reps you completed:

  • jumping jacks
  • push-ups
  • crunches
  • bicep curls with dumbbells
  • lunges
  • overhead press (holding a dumbbell in each hand, extend to ceiling then lower)
  • squats
  • planks
  • triceps dips on a chair
  • mountain climbers (in push-up position, alternate bringing one knee at a time toward chest)

*Repeat, trying to complete even more reps than you did in your first set.

*Cool down for 5 minutes.

I’m thinking this would be a great, full body workout when you’re pressed for time, can’t make it to the gym, or just get a quick burst of energy and need to let it out! 😉

I’m pretty sure my dinner of champions has something to do with my totally lethargic, lazy self this evening…I’m thinking it’s going to be an early night to bed (I hope!)


  1. says

    We definitely all have meals like that! I think my dinner of champions would be a freezer pizza this last Friday night. We normally do homemade but I was not in the mood. I wanted easy. Red Baron to the rescue. LOL

  2. Melissa says

    I went to Olive Garden the other night & seriously indulged! My friend & I split a bottle of wine. Then I had salad, 2 breadsticks, my ENTIRE meal, & a dessert. I was a bottomless pit! 100% worth it, though. 😀

  3. briana says

    i have those meals all the time where I feel as if I indulged too much, it usually includes wine (multiple glasses) dinner and then too much dessert!

  4. laura says

    I have to admit that I detest that feeling. even though it shouldn’t, guilt just naturally occurs and you want to take it all back. that sounds bad, but we all do it :( it’s just part of being a girl I guess.

  5. says

    my last meal of champions involved amazing Mexican food a bottle of red wine and then frozen yogurt with hot fudge to finish off the wonderful food night haha.

  6. Beth says

    Thanks for sharing your dinner of champions. It makes me feel better to know everyone has days like this! Mine actually was a breakfast of champions. A piece of pizza (What??? for breakfasT?) 1 piece of toast, a granola bar, and some cinnamon toast crunch dry with peanut butter. It was definitely a random mix this morning, but I realize I must have been really hungry or just stressed, but I vow to make good choices the rest of today!!

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