Monthly Archives: July 2015

Jillian Michaels Workout & Smoked Salmon Salad

Today, everything happened the way it should have. Why does this matter? Well, like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my life has been a bit of a mess recently. Ryan and I moved into our house, and I began a new school semester in an online program…but I had no steady source of internet so I couldn’t keep up as well as I would have liked.

I also took a Paleo break because for a solid three weeks I didn’t have a functional kitchen. So today’s activities marked everything falling back into place where it belongs :)

And that’s why it’s okay to take breaks and be forgiving of yourself and your situation. Life happens in cycles, and normalcy will eventually return!

WORKOUT – via Jillian Michaels!

I still haven’t found a gym or bootcamp nearby, so I will be some including some runs, walks, workout DVDs, and Amazon Prime free workouts into my routine for the time being.

jillian michaels 30 day shred

Today I did level 3 of Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred. I don’t use the DVD has a full-out workout program. (That sounds boring.) But it’s perfect when you have some time to squeeze a good cardio/strength combo workout. It’s so efficient!┬áIt has some challenging exercises (linked for reference!)

It’s a great strength workout to include after a walk or run. But don’t underestimate the challenge! If you do all the jumps full-out, you’ll feel the burn :)

jillian michaels quote

She has a lot of intense quotes, but this one of her few “every man” quotes :)


After taking a test for my action research class this morning, I was looking for a quick lunch before my workout and house cleaning.

I sort of experimented here, and my concoction turned out well! Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 2oz smoked salmon, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 3/4 cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced

Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl!

Before adding yogurt sauce:

After adding sauce:

The smoked salmon salad was filling and nutritious, perfect for getting me through my workout, house cleaning, through to dinner!

Question: Are there certain at-home workouts you love?