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Balance Discs & Breakfast Veggies


At the last-minute at work, my boss decided to let us leave work 30 minutes early. This was good news for obvious reasons, but also because it meant I could rush home and go to the 5:30 training instead of 6:30; which meant I could be home earlier all together of course!

The workout was much needed after eating a ton of food over the weekend.

The moves last night included: squats with a side chop, dumbbell shrugs, push up with a hip twist (<–these were really hard for me!), halos with a kettle bell, seal jacks, tucks using the hanging rings, lateral reaches with a medicine ball, and one footed balance on balance discs.

balance disc

I actually had a reader email me the other day and ask what exactly a “balance disc” (that I have mentioned we used at times) was.

That’s exactly what it is. We do squats on them quite a bit….




After that, I did not really feel like cooking dinner to be honest, so I kept things simple. Baby peas, chicken breasts, sliced tomatoes, and left over twice baked potatoes.


It felt good to eat normal again yesterday instead of shoveling food into my pie hole. Breakfast was of course an almond butter and banana sandwich, and lunch consisted of a salad with some leftover ham.

And this morning? Well this morning it was time for a smoothie!

Not my usual banana and coffee smoothie though, but a green(ish) one instead.

In the mix is:

  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 banana (I would have used frozen but I didnt have any in the freezer!)
  • a couple frozen strawberries
  • about a tsp of honey
  • almond milk
  • 6 large ice cubes
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla)

I think this is the only good way for me to get vegetables in at breakfast. Though I have been meaning to include spinach on my egg sandwiches – I just forget 🙂


  • Have you ever used balance discs in your workout? What about Bosu balls?
  • Do you incorporate veggies into your breakfast? How? Teach me the ways!
  • Do you like peas? Least favorite vegetable?
    My least fav is Brussel sprouts. I for some reason just dont like the taste or texture!
14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Your twice baked potatoes always look SO good – I must make some soon. My least favorite veggie is mushrooms. I don’t eat them at all!

    April 10, 2012
    • I used to HATE mushrooms too!

      April 10, 2012
      • I’m not a fan of mushrooms, either. But I had a piece of spinach lasagna today that had mushrooms in it, and that was good. So figure. And I’m not a fan of peas either. Bleck! 😉

        April 10, 2012
  2. i used to use a bosu ball all the time, so much fun! i’m not sure about those balance discs pretty sure i’d fall over, my uncoordinated self.

    i can only think of spinach in smoothies or in eggs to incorporate veggies into bfast..haha. or throw a bunch of veggies into an omelette…i tend to only get my veggies in during lunch or dinner!

    i like peas! and i HATE brussel sprouts. i think they are the only veggie i really dont like!

    April 10, 2012
  3. I need to start making smoothies again. I bought a bunch of frozen fruit to make them. I was actually going to make one yesterday but then the whole ice cream for lunch debacle happened. Sigh…

    April 10, 2012
    • haha. im seriously considering frozen yogurt for lunch today. it just sounds delicious dammit.

      April 10, 2012
      • That’s seriously me everyday. I ALWAYS contemplate fro-yo for lunch.

        April 10, 2012
  4. Is that the magic bullet? We just got a “big boss” which is pretty much the same thing and I LOVE IT. The smoothies are so easy to make in the morning and cleanup is a breeze. Best thing we have purchased in a long while!

    April 10, 2012
    • yes it is a magic bullet!! I love it! Ive had it for a while though and used it A LOT so i feel it is getting a little warn out. I think i may need to get something a little bigger the next time.
      Im sorry but everything about my above statement sounds so dirty. haha

      April 10, 2012
  5. ittybitsofbalance #

    I learned about balance disks in my PT studying– They’re supposedly an awesome change up to include in your workout. I’ve never tried them myself, but those babies look intense!

    April 10, 2012
  6. Oh I hate peas. Kevin always says he hates brussel sprouts, but I’ve never actually tried them! I like veggies in my eggs, but that’s pretty minimal amount!

    April 10, 2012
  7. Molly #

    Man, I have not seen those balence balls where I personal train. I would love to use them on people!

    April 10, 2012
  8. I love leftovers on weeknights…and twice baked potatoes are a total favorite. PS: Checking out your regular smoothie now. I always think about adding coffee to mine and then second guess it and wuss out.

    April 10, 2012

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