Good morning! It’s Wednesday and that means that we are half way to the weekend! Also can you believe it’s already August?! Summer flew by! I do LOVE Fall though mostly because of sweaters, leggings and boots.

Also, Wednesday means another weekly edition of What I Ate Wednesday. If you haven’t checked out Jenn at Peas and Crayons you should zip over to her site and check out her food and fitness inspiration!

Flavor

August’s Focus is Summer Staples. While Fall is around the corner, I’m going to soak up the sun & fun of August.

Staples over here in my home for the summer are:

Fresh Cut Flowers

Blueberries & Greek Yogurt

A Big Bowl of Fresh Fruit & Veggies!

One of my favorite things about Summer is all the amazing fruits and veggies that come out to play!

Here are my eats from yesterday! You can see my July WIAW eats here, here and here.

  • Breakfast: Turkey Veggie Wrap + Coffee w/ cream
  • Lunch: Chickpea & Cucumber Salad
  • Snack: Apple & Almonds (not pictured)
  • Dinner: Teriyaki Salmon + Veggies & Whole Wheat Couscous
  • After Dinner Snack: Glass of Red Wine (not pictured) with a side of Olympics

Fitness

And what’s a Summer Staple more than abs?! Here is a 300 Rep Killer Workout for you. I did this yesterday after this Zuzana Workout and a 2 mile run. If you want a good butt and interval workout, this one from Zuzana is a killer!

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Complete the following workouts for 25 reps each workout and repeat one time for a total of 300 reps. You will feel this in your lower abs, upper abs and side obliques. I hope you enjoy! 😉

Scissor Kicks

Lay down on a mat with your legs straight out in front of you. Keeping your lower back pressed into the ground and your head on the mat, lift your legs slightly off the ground and criss cross them horizontally left and right like scissors for one rep. Do 25x.

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Toe Touch

Lay down with hands at your side and legs straight down. Reach your left leg up and your right hand up to meet in the middle and touch. This is one rep. Repeat with right leg and left hand to 25 reps.

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Side Plank w/ Leg Kick

Start in a side plank with your hand in line with your shoulder. Once you are lined up, hold your other hand out straight in front of you and kick your leg out to meet it. This is one rep. Do 25x on each side.

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Dolphin Abs

Get into a forearm plank with heels and head in one straight line. Inhale and lift your hips up into the air into a V while keeping your forearms on the ground. Return to straight plank. This is one rep. Do 25x.

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Rocking Planks

Starting in a fore-arm plank with hips and back in a straight line, rock your hips to the left and then to the right. This is one rep. 25x.

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What are some summer staples in your house? What is your favorite season?