Working Out Week 19 of 2014


The past week my workouts were a little different than previous weeks.  I mentioned last week that I decided to do the Betty Rocker Make Fat Cry Spring Challenge so instead of doing all workout dvd’s like I normally do I did three days of the Betty Rocker workouts.  The challenge is running from a Thursday to Thursday so I did two days of week 1 workouts and one day of week 2.  My schedule for the past week is below:

  • Sunday 5-4 – rode bike around neighborhood – 15-20 minutes
  • Monday 5-5 – Betty Rocker wk 1 workout + foam roller stretch – 35 to 40 minutes
  • Tuesday 5-6 – Shiva Rea AM Daily Energy Yoga dvd bonus Radiant Heart sequence – 20 minutes + rode bike to store for groceries approx. 2 miles
  • Wednesday 5-7 – Betty Rocker wk 1 workout + foam roller stretch – 35 to 40 minutes
  • Thursday 5-8 – Shiva Rea – More Daily Energy dvd Evolution Heart Flow sequence – 20 minutes
  • Friday 5-9 – Betty Rocker wk 2 workout + slide and glide disc stretch – 35 minutes
  • Saturday 5-10 – Shiva Rea Creative Core Abs – water and spontaneous core sequence – 18 minutes

Bicycle photo - Kimberlees Korner

Last Saturday I was getting my sons’ bikes out and putting air in their tires and decided it was time to start riding my bike again and use it to go to the store to get some groceries.  I usually try and do this every Spring and Summer as it is a great way to get some exercise and be outdoors and it saves on gas, too.  There is a Walmart that I ride to that is about a mile away and they have a bike rack for me to lock my bike up.  I really enjoy riding to the store.  It also kind of limits what you can buy so you only buy what is necessary and not all those extra things that tend to catch your eye.  I can usually get three bags of groceries – large bags that I made myself from fabric – on my bike.

Betty Rocker Spring Challenge  Kimberlees Korner

The Betty Rocker Challenge was a pretty good “challenge” this past week.  All the exercises are body weight exercises.  There are 7 exercises that you do for one minute each and repeat them three times.  I definitely worked up a sweat every day I did those exercises.  My faithful workout friend was usually present to supervise me (my cat).

Week 2 of the Betty Rocker challenge began for me on Friday.  The exercises were similar to last weeks but with some add ons to make them more challenging.   They were definitely more challenging for me.  Especially this one called skinny sumos – by the third round on those I had to slow down to make it through.

Quote from the Betty Rocker Challenge:  “Fit is not a destination – it is a way of life.”  I really like this quote as that is how I look at fitness – as part of my daily routine so therefore it is a part of my life.

foam roller stretch  Kimberlees Korner

After a couple of the Betty Rocker workouts I did a foam roller stretch routine.  I mentioned a month or two ago that I had gotten one of these.  I really like it for lengthening and stretching out the muscles after a workout or even just in the evening while I watch a TV show.  The quad stretch in the upper left photo is great and I also really like the upper back roll out in the upper right corner photo.  The middle photo is a glute stretch – another good one.

ShivaRea AM energy radiant heart bonus routine from Kimberlees Korner

The yoga workouts I chose to do were really good ones.  I didn’t realize it until after I did the Thursday session that both the Tuesday and Thursday routines were “heart” related sequences.  On Tuesday is was the AM Energy Radiant Heart which is actually a bonus on this dvd as it is from the Radiant Heart dvd (one I do not own).  Thursday the session from the More Daily Energy dvd was called Evolution Heart Flow.  Both of these routines had some great heart opening poses and some good hip openers, too.

I made a new smoothie this past week that I just kind of threw together in my Ninja blender.  It was really good in my opinion.  It is made with rhubarb and strawberries.

strawberry rhubarb smoothie  Kimberlees Korner


To make this smoothie you will need:

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup frozen rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1Tbls Spectrum ground flaxseed with mixed berries Omega-3 & Super Fruits

Place all the above ingredients in a high speed blender and blend 1 or 2 minutes until smooth.  If you use both frozen rhubarb and strawberries this is almost like a strawberry milkshake.

I really like how this smoothie tasted.  It wasn’t too sweet and I love having the rhubarb in it.  I guess if you wanted to sweeten it a little more you could add a spoonful of honey or agave to it.

Rhubarb is really good for your digestive system as well as keeping your skin from premature aging.  It is a good source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, oxalic acid and fiber.  I have been buying it frozen from Kroger.  It is one of the few places I was able to find it last summer.

Let me know how your workouts are going by clicking on Leave a Reply.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day!



11 Replies to “Working Out Week 19 of 2014”

    1. Thanks for stopping by Lora. I really like foam rolling too. The back rollout feels great – one of my favorites to do after working out. Have a great day!

  1. Wow Kimberlee you were right……. We have the same bike just different colors….. Love it, so wish I lived closer to things so that I too could run errands like you do, that would be fantastic. We used to own a condon on the Island of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro and this is how we get all over the island. By the end of the summer I am so buff. Hoping to do the same this summer here in Chicago and when I go on vacation out to Texas and California…… Thanks for popping by…. Ray
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    1. Thanks for visiting me – Ray. If I could afford it I would buy another of these bikes because I like so many of the colors – but I only need one bike and they do take up a lot of room. I agree that riding them a lot keeps you very fit and toned. I need to start riding mine at least 3 days a week again but it actually rained here in Texas a couple of days ago and turned cooler again – I am sure not as cool as Chicago – but I didn’t ride it to the store yesterday – I was not into braving the wind and cooler temps that day. I should have waited since today is beautiful and sunny and not so windy. Take care and have a great time on your bike.

  2. I’ve never had rhubarb before but it sounds like a great food for a lot of the nutrients that women need! We have a ninja and I love that my hubby enjoys making smoothies in it every day. he even makes one for me sometimes. 🙂 Bike riding sounds like a nice way to switch things up. Hubby wants to get us some bikes one day so we can ride together. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us each week at Countdown in Style!
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    1. Hi Brittnei! Rhubarb is really good. My grandparents used to grow it in their garden in Michigan and I learned to love it as a child. Yes, that Ninja blender is nice for making all kinds of great smoothies – and even our own frozen coffee drinks and a lot cheaper than stopping by Starbucks – although I do go there occasionally. Have a good week – see you next week at the Countdown party.

    1. Thanks Lauren – yes, it is really good, in my opinion. My grandparents used to grow rhubarb in their big garden and my grandma used to make the best rhubarb pies. I haven’t ever tried to grow it here in Texas – not sure if it would survive the heat and drought conditions. Let me know how freezing it goes…

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