Sweaty September Workouts

by Hillary on September 14, 2014

Catching up from the weekend?

This week’s workouts weren’t too shabby… one rest day more than I’d prefer, but no need to fret about it.

One thing I am fretting about is summer’s departure.


I am a somewhat bummed that I “lost” my first week of September workouts* due to the technical glitches and blog restore, but I suppose it’s not worth having my panties in a bunch. For all other Weekly Workouts from this year, check out my 2014 Workout Diary.

*4 workouts // 3 rest days

Workouts | Week of September 8

Monday – 3.1 mile run + 4 x 150 jump ropes + 4 x 5 sets of stairs + 5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt & Thighs (3x @ 15lb.)


Wednesday20-Minute Tabata Kettlebell Workout (@ 25lb.) + 5 x 12 spinal roll-ups + (2x) 100 rope / 10 jump lunges / 10 jump squats / 10 push-ups + Beach Yoga with Karena

Thursday – 20 min. run + 30 sets of stairs + (10x) 10 KB swings @ 25lb. / 8 push-ups / 6 burpees

FridayRest (Concert!)

Saturday – 4.6 mile park run with Kendra

Sunday – 3.4 mile run + 60 step-ups + 30 jump squats + Sculpted Summer Arms Workout + 3 x 1 min. plank

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Busy week ahead with an adjusted (early morning) work schedule + Health Consultations + IIN school work and conference calls. Looking forward to a couple of “pampering” appointments and a weekend with P…

Have a great week!


Creamy Coconut Figgy Green Smoothie

by Hillary on September 14, 2014

Earlier this week, I took a twist on my Green Fig & Kale Smoothie and amped up the volume.


I substituted spinach for the kale (which blends a lot better), increased the amount of frozen banana and hemp seeds, and added a heaping tablespoon of almond butter.

No protein powder needed here; this smoothie packs a nutritional punch with just six simple ingredients.



Creamy Coconut Figgy Green Smoothie

serves 1* // gluten and dairy-free

  • 3/4 c. Trader Joe’s unsweetened coconut milk beverage (may substitute regular coconut milk)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 large frozen green figs
  • 1 T hemp seeds
  • 1 T creamy almond butter
  • 2 large handfuls fresh spinach

*For reference, it fills a pint glass – that’s one big smoothie!

Nutrition Note >> Figs are high in minerals – including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper - and soluble fiber. They are also a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, E and K.


If you’re interested in more green smoothie inspiration, be sure to check out Peanut Butter Runner (Jen’s the cutest!). She recently shared a green smoothie video tutorial.

Fig lovers, this Fig, Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese Pizza is for you – enjoy!

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Do you drink smoothies year round?

What’s your secret to making a satisfying smoothie?


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