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10-20-30-40-50 Ab Workout

by Courtney on May 17, 2012

I’ve got a great ab workout for you all today!

Sooo, about that To-Do List from today…

  • Two clients at work
  • Meeting with a head pastry chef(!) <—more info to come! TONS of fun!
  • Picking up baking supplies
  • Baking some goodies
  • Attempting to figure out something for dinner(?)
  • Some decision making
  • Hopefully grabbing a little extra Vitamin D

Five out of seven ain’t so bad, even though I was really hoping to get some of that Vitamin D. BUT, I  did realize what else I was forgetting…my workout!

Shortly before that happened though, I was in need of something for lunch. The sun was shining, the weather was warm, and a craving for a smoothie bowl hit hard.


Today’s creation was my favorite Strawberry Almond Smoothie, bowl style, topped with some Kashi Go Lean Crunch and granola.


I think someone was upset that I wasn’t sharing…


Sorry, bud. Smoothies aren’t for kitties.


Once that digested, it was time for a workout. I took yesterday off, thanks to some super sore muscles, courtesy of BodyPump. Today, however, I was back in the game! I wound up doing a variation of Brittany’s 10-10-10 Quick Interval Workout (same format, just switched up some of the moves), followed up with a quick and fun little ab workout.

10-20-30-40-50 abs

What To Do: Do 2-3 sets of the following exercises.

  • 10 sets of 10-second planks (resting knees for 3 seconds in between)
  • 20 floor leg lifts
  • 30 stability ball crunches
  • 40 side plank hip raises with dumbbell curl under side (20 per side)
  • 50 bicycle crunches

My entire core was on fiyah after that one. Winking smile

Post-workout snack…


A piece of whole wheat toast with PB + PB (peanut butter + pumpkin butter). Simple, yet so delicious.


After finishing up a little bit of baking this afternoon, it was finally time for dinner. I took some chicken out of the freezer earlier and marinated it in some Italian dressing, so Jay took care of cooking that up while I put together a couple salads.


Nothin’ like a salad full of fresh veggies and a little cheese, am I right?


I had Jay cook up my chicken with a little cheese, which I was planning on eating plain…


But then this happened…


And it was a fabulous decision. Smile

Now it’s about time to go relax and hang out with the boys…have a good night everyone!

And if you’re local, don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a Bountiful Bread Cake!

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1 Alysia @ Slim Sanity May 17, 2012 at 8:16 pm

i used broccoli as my ‘green’ for my salad for dinner instead of lettuce…interesting experiment but it wasn’t bad! i’ve been in love with chopped up broccoli lately!
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2 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance May 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

So glad you’re liking the 10-10-10 workout format!

And Cody has gotten so big!!! He’s turning into quite a good lookin’ kitty if I do say so myself ;)
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3 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

way to tackle that to-do list today! i love adding grilled chicken to my salads… it always adds so much!
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4 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

That smoothie bowl looks sooo good!
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5 Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third May 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Thanks for the great workout suggestion! And I agree with your chicken ON the salad decision… sometimes plain chicken bores me to tears, but throw it on top of a salad… delish! :)
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6 Amber at Love, Laugh, Live Well May 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Thanks for sharing the ab workout! Might have to give it a try tomorrow.

That salad looks very tasty!
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7 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List May 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm

you always have the best food! come cook for me!


8 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Your food looks stinking delicious! I want it all now! ….and for someone else to make it for me ;)
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9 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

peanut butter and pumpkin butter is one of my favorite combos! So YUMMY!

And that ab workout looks awesome!
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10 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family May 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I want to eat that chicken right now. Grilled chicken marinated in italian dressing is what I make probably 3 nights a week during the summer!
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11 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Love that ab workout idea!
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12 natalie @ southern fit foodie May 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Mmmm both the smoothie bowl and the salad look amazing! I may have to make a smoothie bowl tomorrow now that I saw this!
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13 Karleen curran May 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Yay! I just got home from a semi lazy workout at the gym and your blog made me get my ass on the floor and get 3 sets of your ab workout in so thank you for the motivation!!! Hope u had a good night


14 Khushboo Thadani May 18, 2012 at 1:13 am

Thanks for sharing the 10-10-10 workout…definitely bookmarking it! Love how quick & efficient it seems!
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15 Emilie May 18, 2012 at 1:53 am

Love your ab workout… I need to try this asap :)
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16 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 18, 2012 at 7:56 am

That salad looks delicious! I love that you melted cheese on the chicken. Yum! :)
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17 MizFit May 18, 2012 at 8:19 am

My. Abs. Thank. You.

A lot ;-)


18 Ruthie Hart May 18, 2012 at 9:41 am

your pumpkin butter is a staple in my house!
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19 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 18, 2012 at 11:27 am

Totally love the workout. Going to do this tonight after my regualr workout!
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20 Kim @ The Family Practice May 18, 2012 at 11:50 am

Bicycle crunches are one of my favorite! I also love jack knife standing crunches – they kick abs* <– see what I did there ;)
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21 Emily May 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I did your whole workout, just not the 30 stability ball crunches, since I have no ball at my house! Bring on the flat abs!


22 Amanda @RunToTheFinish May 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

i love it when a salad just comes together :)
can’t wait to hear about your fun meeting!
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23 Kierston May 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

You take the best Protein Bowl pics ever! I just want to take out my spoon and get a spoonful of that goodness right out of my screen! :)
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24 Lisa May 19, 2012 at 12:45 am

Love smoothies in a bowl, I always have to add some crunch on top to make it more filling. Plain smoothies never fill me up properly. Great ab workout!
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25 Personal Private Trainer Training November 13, 2013 at 6:34 pm

As a certified personal trainer it seems best to do all those abs to failure if you can if not then when starting off make sure you take it easy or you won’t be able to get out of bed the next morning because your abs are so sore.


26 Venus Factor Scam May 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm

your Strawberry Almond Smoothie looks delicious and healthy. yum!
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