Move of the Week

Oblique Ab Workout

June 26, 2017 • By

(Video sped up for ease of watching)

Ready for a great set of oblique exercises to help give you that “v” definition in your stomach?

All you need is a medicine ball and a mat.

1) Grab the medicine ball (I use a 6 lb ball) and do 12-15 russian twists (left to right is one rep).

2) Without resting, place the medicine ball between your knees and lay flat on the mat with arms outstretched to sides. Lower knees side to side rotating at the hips only keeping upper body as still as possible. Perform 10-15 reps (left to right is one rep).

3) Without resting, place medicine ball in hands and lift shoulders off of the floor (do not let them drop!), do 12-15 oblique half circles over your knees. (left to right is one rep). By keeping shoulders lifted off ground, you keep abs engaged.

4) Rest 30 seconds – 1 minute between sets. Repeat entire round of exercises 2 more times to complete 3 sets in total!!!

Enjoy the burn!

XOXO,

Jess Runs Blessed Logo


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Recipes

46kcal Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Recipe

June 16, 2017 • By

Sounds yummy, right? Haha, they are, I swear! Okay, so let me share something with you. When I am looking for healthy protein dense recipes, I don’t look to Pinterest anymore. Why? Because I don’t trust it. (I’ve had too many fails).

I go to my good friend (for real, we are friends … she’ll probably even comment on this blog post), Rebekah Kathleen Clementson’s website and check her recipe section for ideas. She is a former bikini competitor, fitness model and Fitness RX magazine contribitor, not to mention AMAZING runner and baker! She follows IIFYM, rather than intuitive eating like me, but whether you count macros or not, you can still follow her recipes! Earlier this week, I was craving cookies and I went to her website for a recipe. I saw her Reese’s Pieces Gluten Free Cookies and wanted to make them so bad but checked my pantry and didn’t have Reese’s or Devotion Angel Food Cake Protein, so I improvised. I made these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies instead. The recipe is nearly identical except the swap for protein (I use Cytosport 100% Whey Vanilla) and semi sweet chocolate chips in place of Reese’s Pieces. Check it out below!READ MORE


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Life

Why hate?

May 22, 2017 • By

I post. I instagram and I am proud of my body. I’m not fast or elite and I honestly can’t tell you why so many people follow me. I KNOW there are haters. It’s okay. I put myself out there for that. READ MORE


Training

Pick 3 Ab Workout (no equipment needed)!

April 25, 2017 • By

I posted this the other day on social media but wanted to post it here, also. What is it and how do you do it? There are 15 exercises below and each weekday, I challenge you to pick 3 (one from each section) and perform each exercise for 30 seconds 3x through (30 sec rest in between each set). You can utilize the remainder for a mixup of workouts that can last for several weeks! READ MORE


Other

Adidas Ultraboost ST Review

March 28, 2017 • By

*** Disclaimer: I received these shoes free of charge as part of my partnership with JackRabbit. My opinions and review are all mine and are not influenced by JackRabbit or Adidas in any manner. ***

If you’re thinking, I don’t overpronate, I shouldn’t read this … keep reading. Because in a nutshell I really think these are cushioned neutrals with some stability features but not the typical rigidity or pronation control. I was pretty excited to try the  out. I’d heard about their luxury reputation but given that I didn’t have success with the Ultraboost (not ST) in the past, I hadn’t bit the bullet on these for fear I’d have some of the same problems. I’m getting resigned to the fact that I either need stability shoes or need orthotics/inserts in my neutrals (as I’ve mentioned before). My podiatrist told me the other day I’m like an old Toyota with 200,000 miles on her whose never gotten her tires rotated (speaking of my feet). Damn, I miss my days as a new Prius.READ MORE