Winter Shape Up 2011 Week 2

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope your morning is going well <3

Thank you so much for all of your amazing feedback regarding the Winter Shape Up. As I kinda hinted at, I’ve been keeping track of those who left comments when they finished the workout…

This week’s WSU Warrior is:


Ann! Send me an email (fitnessista at gmail dot com)- I’m on my way to the Phoenix lululemon and will get a little sumthin’ sumthin’ in the mail to you this week 🙂

Everyone else, keep rocking out those workouts!! Here’s Week 2 of the Shape Up:

(Just joining in the fun? Check out the intro post with all the deets *here*. As always, check with a doc before making any nutrition or fitness changes)

food to focus

Smart carbs:
-100% whole wheat bread/pita/pasta (Hodgson’s Mill and Ezekiel products are great)
    -sweet potatoes and other starchy veggies like peas, corn, squash
    -whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, barley, wheat berries, oats
    – beans and legumes
    -fruit (raw, canned in its own juice, dried with NO added sugar)
    -all veggies

Lean proteins:
    -organic deli meat (look at for lower sodium choices)
    -fat free or nonfat milk or dairy products (almond or hemp milk is great, too)
    -boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs
    -extra lean ground beef/ground turkey
    -fish: salmon, tilapia, halibut, mahi mahi, tuna, shrimp, crab
    -beans and legumes
    -eggs and eggs whites  
    -nut butter (max 2 tbs per day with NO added sugar- ingredients should be nuts and (optional) salt. That’s it)
    -dark green leafy veggies (romaine, collards, spinach, kale)
    -protein powder (whey, soy, brown rice, hemp)
    -nuts and seeds (unsalted)
Healthy fats:
Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil
    -eggs (use the yolk)
    -Fish: salmon, tuna, halibut, mahi mahi
    -lowfat dairy
    -Nuts and seeds: aim for raw, unsalted
    -avocados (1/4 avocado is one serving)
-Coffee (with Stevia and fatfree/nonfat milk or vegan milk), unsweetened tea, WATER (8 glasses per day), red wine (5 oz per day) instead of a second snack
Annie’s ketchup
-balsamic vinegar/rice wine vinegar/red wine vinegar
-Salad dressing (make sure to measure and choose ones without weird ingredients– better yet, make your own with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper or balsamic vinegar with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper)
-salsa and hot sauce
*Remember, what we look like is 80% nutrition, 10% genetics and 10% exercise.
*To cook, always pan sear, bake, roast or grill with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, organic butter, nonstick spray, coconut oil or canola oil

This week’s meals:


oats (2)

Puffed brown rice cereal layered with fresh berries and plain yogurt of choice

Green juice and chia protein pudding

Crepes with fresh berries, 1 egg

Omelet with 1 egg, 2 egg whites, sliced of cheese, arugula and 1-2 slice(s) of toast

B-fast sandwich with smoked salmon, goat cream cheese and spinach




Grilled cheese on brown rice toast, tomato soup, salad

Sweet potato with goat cheese and chives, steamed asparagus

Chicken (or shrimp) salad with raw Caesar dressing

Brown rice tortilla wrap with organic deli turkey (or sliced veggies), goat cream cheese, mustard, an apple and a small salad

Mung bean pasta (1.5 servings) with marinara and a steamed artichoke with organic butter

Perfect protein pancakes



Brown rice sushi and seaweed salad

Crustless quiche and steamed broccoli

Mexican pizza (brown rice tortilla topped with fat free refried beans, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, olives and salsa)

Chicken, shrimp or veggie fajitas

Lemon and herb tilapia, roasted asparagus, baked sweet potato




Amazeballz!!!! (one is the perfect snack size)

Black bean dipped and sliced red bell pepper

2 egg whites on toast

Bowl of berries, sliced veggies and hummus

Banana (or 1 brown rice cake) with 1 T almond butter

Smoothie with 1 C almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior, handful of frozen fruit




WOW (Workout of the Week!):

This week’s workout is a track workout with no rest in between sets. Cold outside? No worries- you can do this on an indoor track, or on the treadmill… Hop off to the side to do your strength moves, then get right back on.

Complete this workout 3x this week, on non-consecutive days. On the days you don’t circuit train, take a class you love, do some steady state cardio (30-45 minutes) or active recovery. Make sure to give your body at least one day of active rest each week (walking the dog, easy yoga, nothing too strenuous).

*The entire workout should take 30 minutes-ish.

*All you need is yourself, a pair of dumbbells (or water bottles… or soup cans), and a way to run – an elliptical or stationary bike is a perfect substitute for the cardio portion. No excuses, play like a champion ;)

Warm up 5 minutes
Walking lunges 1 minute
Sprint 1 minute
Wall push-ups (or full push-ups) 1 minute
Jog 3 minutes
Sprint 30 seconds
Squat (10x), pulse (10x) 1 minute
Burpees 1 minute
One arm tricep dips 1 minute
Reverse plank 30 seconds
Jog 2 minutes
Clean and press 1 minute
Deadlift to high pull 1 minute
Jog 2 minutes
Sprint 45 seconds
Bicep curls 1 minute
Calf raises 1 minute
Jog 1 minute
Sprint 30 seconds
Jog 1 minute
Sprint 30 seconds
Jog 1 minute
Cool down 5 minutes


You know I’m cheering for you! Each time you complete the workout, please leave a comment on this post and we’ve been using the hashtag #wintershapeup on Twitter 🙂

How are you feeling after last week? If you’re not WSU-ing, what Spring fitness goals are you working towards?

Have a great day and I’ll see ya this afternoon from Phoenix 🙂



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  1. KB on January 28, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Did day 2 earlier this evening, on the treadmill. Great workout! Have to confess I skipped the burpees this time because I know we’ll be doing more than enough of those at tomorrow’s boxing class.

    Is there a way to set up the timer on the treadmill while you’re doing the weight portion? I had it on manual and put it on pause but the pause is only for 1 minute, so most times I’d have to set everything up again.

    • Fitnessista on January 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

      i’m not sure- it would be awesome if you could though!

  2. Kathie @ Frugal Fit and Fabulous on January 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

    yayaya..great workout. felt great!

  3. Jess on January 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Day #3 of week 2 done, and I was finally able to do everything exactly as written with no modifications! And just in time 😉 It’s so awesome to actually feel the results so quickly.

  4. Chelsa on January 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I completed day three and still felt the burn… love it! I can’t wait for Monday’s new workout 🙂

  5. Rachel on January 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Loved week two workout! I’ve been steady doing the circuits three times a week and filling in other days with yoga and cardio. I feel great!

  6. Rachel @ Healthy Teacher on January 29, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I should add my husband is doing it too! We’ve done each workout three times a week so far. I like how it feels.

  7. Kathie @ Frugal Fit and Fabulous on January 30, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Ok, got my last WSU work out in for this week. Whew! Almost didnt make that one in.

  8. Laura on January 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    3rd time this week – I did 15 minutes of swimming plus the strength moves from this! Ready for next week. I don’t like burpees too much, though…

  9. Carolyn on January 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Forgot to post on Friday that I completed work out #2. Today was # 3. It was still a challenge this morning and I am ready for week 3!

  10. KB on January 31, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Third workout completed last night. Did it all, even the burpees! Thanks again. It was a great workout.

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      ka-pow! way to rock it, sistah 🙂

  11. andilu on February 5, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Hey darlin’!
    Just stopping by to thank you again for the winter shape up! I finished week one today and it was fabulous! I worked harder & better this week, but spent less time at the gym…amazing! Your workout was just what I needed to motivate me to crank up the intensity a notch. Looking forward to week2! Since its just a half hour I think I’ll do it twice. You rock!!

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