Fitness Friday 38

Hi Friends!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper Fitness Friday hasn’t it?!

I thought I should pop in to tell you guys I haven’t totally fallen off the workout bandwagon over the past month! So what have I been doing??


Hubby and I have been using our Groupons and we’ve been trying to go to crossfit on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings when we can. We both really enjoy the workouts and love working out together!

Walking & Running

I’ve still been running occasionally, plus taking the boys on some nice long walks. As the weather starts to get colder, I’m really missing my treadmill that broke a few months ago. Luckily, an Anytime Fitness is opening up 1/2 a mile from my house in January so we’ll be getting memberships there!

At Home Workouts

When we can’t get to crossfit, Hubby and I have been doing some crossfit-type workouts in the basement. I’ve also been trying out some of the workout videos on GaiamTV and lifting weights! Plus I’ve been rocking my Sparkly Soul headband :)

Making Up My Own

You guys know I love making up my own workouts…so I’ve been doing that occasionally as well! Above is one I did earlier this week. The idea is to hold the moves at the point of contraction, so you squat down and hold it for 10 seconds, then come up…and repeat. Then you press your dumbbells up, hold for 5 seconds when your arms are extended and then bring them back down. You get the idea. Give it a whirl!

This is the workout I did last night. My shoulders were so sore from crossfit so I wanted to focus on legs. I did 10 split squats each leg, 10 deadlifts each leg, then 10 scorpions each leg…then repeated that two more times before moving on to round 2. The elf4health challenge for yesterday was to do a new exercise in your workout. I picked scorpions even though I had done them once already, they’re still fairly new to me. Thanks to Tina for introducing me to them!

So there you have it!

Now, I’m sure all this talk of workouts has caused you to work up quite an appetite, right? Well you’re in luck! Remember when I posted this pic:

 Those are healthier Peanut Blossoms. I created them for a free eCookbook from Anytime Health! To get the recipe, along with 8 other healthier holiday cookies, click the photo below!!


PS. If the link above doesn’t work, click here to get the recipe.

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Ohhhh… these used to be my favorite cookies as a kid! Thought I think I just ate the chocolate back then,,, LOL!
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  2. Too funny! My healthier PB blossoms (I call them PB kiss cookies) are going up on Monday. 😉 I’ll have to go check out your recipe too. Happy Friday (almost).
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  3. Love at home workouts! So easy to just go nuts and do your own thing.
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  4. I don’t think I’ve ever clicked on a photo faster in my life – those sweet treats look delicious!
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  5. i’m totally checking out those healthier peanut blossoms! looks so good!!
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  6. I’ve never tried a cookie like that before! They look awesome!
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  7. I did some crossfit today too. Lemme’ tell ya – burpee box jumps are not my friend! haha Happy Friday!
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  8. those cookies look amazing! Going to check out the recipe now!
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  9. Yum! Pinning those… they are one of our favorite holiday cookies. Have a great weekend, Lindsay!
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  10. Those pb blossoms look great? Think I can convince my family we should make the healthier version this year? 😉
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  11. Healthy peanut butter ANYTHING makes me happy :)

  12. PB Blossoms were always my very favorite cookie growing up. My mom would always make them w/us at x-mas time. I have a healthier version up on my site too, so funny! I’ll have to check yours out too. Thanks! :)

  13. Looks like you are enjoying the Crossfit a lot.. cookies look great!
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  14. Maria @ lift love life says:

    I love that you’re doing crossfit :) and those cookies look awesome!
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  15. Looks like you have been a busy gal! I have still not tried Crossfit, but I want to! Great idea using your groupons for that :) My fiance has recently started working out with me too, and I LOVE the extra time together!! Hope you have a good weekend!!

  16. Crossfit sounds like SO much fun! I’ve yet to try it, but I really want to! BTW- those cookies look AMAZINGG!!!
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  17. These workouts are great, your sparkly headband is great, the cookies look GREAT- what a wonderful Friday post!!! Love it!!
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  18. Fun! I love your Fitness Friday posts. They always give me great ideas for workouts (or I just copy the ones you posted!), and motivate me to MOVE. Thanks, again!

  19. Those were my favorite cookies growing up!! I’ll have to check that out! I’ve been missing your fitness friday’s. We all know that your workouts are my favorite! :)
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  20. Okay so I just found this post from your post today and am I the only one when clicking the link the post says 404 page not found?
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  21. Hi I am getting an error message as well when I hit the picture link…Can you please poet the link I’d try these cookies. Thanks
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