Fun new workouts & an award!

It seems that most of you “hate” cold weather as much as I do πŸ˜‰ But we need to put it into perspective ladies, winter can be fun like enjoy more heated home, spend more time reading with a cup of tea and blanket, more family night, more baking goodies, holiday seasons, etc…. :mrgreen:

Another rainy day here in Maryland… such a bummer 😦 My productivity was way low but I did do something fun at home! Workout with free online videos! πŸ˜€

I first came crossed this website through Maggie and then Jenny mentioned a great abs work the other day, so instead of walking under the rain to the gym, I did 3 workouts at home and they were pretty fun! πŸ˜€

Kickbox 20 min to warm up. It’s not a intense workout, but fun!

Cardio yoga 20 min. Cardio & yoga? such a weird combo right? it’s basically a fast pace flow yoga serie. Dont’t expect much. I prefer series from

Incredible Abs 20 min. This one is the best! I strongly recommend you to try it. I like it because it’s not 1000 boring crunches but really intense. By the end I was totally sored but satisfied. πŸ˜†

Food section.

Breakfast: green oatmeal (oatmeal, almond milk, cinnamon, chia gel, spinach, topped with ABU and preserve)




looking inside


beans sprouts


tofu burger


stir-fry broccoli with mushrooms and black fungus


and some leftovers


Dinner. I had leftover sprouts, chinese spinach and konjac noodles


and steamed kabocha like I do EVERY NIGHT! πŸ˜€


Lastly a big thank you to Menny @ Skinny Menny for giving me this award. I’ve been waiting to do it for a while. πŸ˜‰


1.Where is your cell phone? on the floor
2.Your hair? loose
3. Your mother? wise
4. Your father? problem
5. Your favorite food? kabocha
6. Your dream last night? antiques
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? a big family
9. What room are you in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? cook
11. Your fear? indifference
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? married and with kids
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren’t? irresponsible
15. Muffins? no thanks
16. Wish list item? mini cooper
17. Where did you grow up? Shanghai
18. Last thing you did? had coffee
19. What are you wearing? PJs
20. Your TV? standard
21. Your pets? none
22. Your friends? few
23. Your life? amazing
24. Your mood? calm
25. Missing someone? Star
27. Something you’re not wearing? makeup
28. Your favorite store? Tj’s
29. Your favorite color? white
30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Thursday
32. Best Friend? M
33. One place that I go over and over again? Trader Joe’s
34. One person who emails me regularly? Carmen
35. Favorite place to eat? home

It was so fun to answer the questionnaire! πŸ˜€ I’d like to award to:

Krista @ Krista’s Kravings

Michelle @ Lucky Taste Buds

Maggie @ The Salad Girl

Jenny @ Peanut Butter and Jenny

Caroline @ The Broccoli Hut

Andrea @ Andrea’s Wellness Notes

Q1: Do you like working out with videos?

Q2: What’s your favorite abs workout?


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16 responses to “Fun new workouts & an award!

  1. Your oats always look so good!

    I like working out with workout DVDs, especially now that the weather isn’t as nice anymore. As far as my ab workout goes, quite honestly, I really have to mix things up. I do the same exercises over and over and over… I think my goal will be to mix up my ab routine! I’m going to check out the Incredible Abs link! Thanks! Just what I needed! πŸ™‚

    THANK YOU so much for the award! And I loved learning more about you…

    Happy Friday, and have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  2. DiningAndDishing

    I really like work out videos! Sadly now that I’m in a small DC apt. I have no room to do them :o(.

    Have an awesome weekend!

    – Beth @

  3. I love how you guys always have BIG bowls of food to choose from. We tend to help ourselves from the pots on the stove and then bring our plates back to the table….

    Check my post tonight for the answers to my questionnaire!

  4. Green oatmeal! I must try that πŸ™‚

  5. LOVE the green oatmeal AND the tofu burgers. I need to try using more tofu, and burgers sound like the perfect recipe.

    Thanks for sharing your free workout videos. I like finding out about stuff like that, so I can tell clients!

    Congrats on the award πŸ™‚

  6. Love the oats and bean sprouts! I like doing workout videos every now and then but I have a tough time getting motivated to do them. I get side tracked very easily in my room! Especially now that the kitten is there jumping on me!

  7. Videos are good if I am too cold to run to the gym! My favorite ab workout is side bends with 10lb dumbells…works my love handles. πŸ˜‰

  8. Congrats on the award! Yep, love videos – I work out much harder that way.

    I’ll check out that ab download – thanks and Happy Friday!

  9. aww I’m so honored!! Thank you for the award CoCo!! That’s so sweet. πŸ™‚ I like being considered over the top. hahaha

    Thanks for those workout video links! I’ll be sure to try out the abs one. I’m getting these yucky love handles from sitting all day. hahah

    My favorite workouts are always in a class. I don’t push myself hard enough when i’m working out on a machine. πŸ˜› I like Kwando (which is like cardio kickboxing) and step classes the most! OH! And I like lap swimming if the pool isn’t too cold! Hope you have a lovely Friday hun!!

  10. aw thanks for the award honey!

    Isn’t that ab workout SO legit?!?! hurts so gooooooood πŸ˜‰

    I am a workout video fanatic! they keep me motivated!!

  11. your oats look AWESOME!!

    yummm steamed kobocha πŸ˜€

  12. Becky

    Mmm all that food looks amazing…especially the spinach oatmeal. How do you make your tofu burger? Happy Friday πŸ™‚

  13. Such colorful oats!
    Thanks for passing on the award:)

  14. I worked out with videos only when the weather outside was horrible, but found it kind of annoying, with the person going “Come on, you can do it! One more, one more, go go go!” Soo….damn…irritating. Lol!

    Oh my Goodness! That oatbran…it’s…SO GREEN! FABULOUS!!

  15. i want to try kickboxing. it was fun to read your answers! my fave ab exercises are ones using the medicine ball.

  16. What’s up, I just found your blog – thanks for writing. As an FYI that it’s not showing up correctly on the BlackBerry Browser (I have a Pearl). Either way, I’m now subscribed to your RSS feed on my laptop, so thanks again!

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