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AB-solutely Fabulous for Spring Challenge Day 4: Bicycle Crunches, Vertical Leg Crunches & Planks

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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Welcome to Day 4 of the AB-solutely Fabulous for Spring Challenge!

Make sure you post everyday after you have completed the daily exercises.

Here are today's exercises:

Bicycle Crunches: 30 seconds


Vertical Leg Crunches: 30 reps


Planks: 60 seconds


Walk/Jog/Run: 15+ minutes



Here is today's clean recipe:

Beef Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 each yellow, orange and green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1 lb lean beef tenderloin, trimmed of visible fat and cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or large skillet on medium-high. Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until onions are soft. Add bell peppers and roasted peppers and cook for 2 minutes, until onions are golden brown. Add beef and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add broth and bring to a simmer over same heat. Simmer for 2 minutes, until steak is cooked through. Remove from heat, stir in basil and season with salt and pepper. Serve beef mixture over quinoa.

SWAP IT:
If you’re not hankering for red meat this evening, you can just as easily try shrimp in its place without having to worry about longer cooking times. Whether you leave the shrimp tails on or off is completely up to you!

Will/did you do the 3 exercises of the day?
How do you feel after today's AB workout?

Do you like stir-fry?
How do you prepare yours?
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by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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la_bella_vita
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM

 I won't be able to work out until the afternoon but I will do these. Planks and bicycle crunchs are already part of my routine.

And yes I like stir fry

Crashmonster1
by Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Added day for to my list of goodies you have established for us even though its a repeat it will just be a super great addition to what you have me doing daily now.  I woke up and ran for an hour already getting ready to go outside to do another 3.4 miles (around the lake) and then I will be right on all the abs you have given us....feeling great looking forward to additional tightening and toning

muzzyh
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Done! I'll make the stir fry, but I'm skipping the beef.
AspensMama1537
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM
That sounds great! We love stir fry!
Jblb
by Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Done! Just in the Nick of time.. I walk/run/jog everyday with another mom after we put the kids on the bus!!

Have a great day!
ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

I need these!

ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Love stir-fry!

Janet
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Yes, I will do today's workout. I would love to look like Shanay!

I feel great after a workout. A sense of accomplishment.

I Love stir-fry. :)

batjmom
by Sarah on Mar. 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM
I'll do these today
I like chicken stir fry
Favymom
by Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Awesome ! I completed them. Feeling great ! I can't wait to start seeing results ! :)
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