WIAW: Current Training

Happy Hump Day!

Lately, I have been getting more inquiries about what my workout schedule looks like in regards to the amount of cardio vs strength training I do,  what my routines are, etc.  (really just 3-4 Instagram requests) so I thought I would combine a full day of eating with a week of my workouts!  Here goes…(this is from Tuesday!)

I actually always start my day with 2 capfuls of raw apple cider vinegar + cinnamon + 1/2 packet stevia + 16 oz of water and chug it down.  Then I have a cup of decaf coffee with vanilla stevia and unsweetened almond or cashew milk.

breakfast (after ACV drink and coffee)//frozen and reheated greek yogurt blueberry waffles with coconut butter and zero calorie maple syrup.


lunch//the rest of a TastyRoots Fiesta Bowl (topped with an egg + 2 egg white scramble). I will do a full review of TastyRoots (meal prep service and health food restaurant) later this week!! So so good.



I also had a couple forkfuls of this lovely stuff:


Anyone else totally on a sauerkraut kick?  Probiotics are definitely something I have been working on getting more in my diet.  Although these are like $8 a jar so I think I need to start fermenting my own!!

afternoon snack and preworkout meal//a full cup of Chobani greek yogurt with Kashi Sweet Potato Sunshine cereal (x 2), cinnamon, and fresh raspberries (x 2)


GET THIS CEREAL NOW (you can thank me later):thumb_IMG_6970_1024

Later on my boyfriend and I (can I call him Z?) went to an apartment networking event and dinner after a workout and shower (I actually didn’t drink that beer tonight though!).  I got the broccoli, brown rice, and grilled salmon ‘bowl’ and had some of the spicy tuna sushi roll – super simple and satisfying!


Ate again before bed – this was around 11 pm and is a recipe creation I’m still working on: a healthy chocolate cupcake with chocolate PB frosting and Trader Joe’s chocolate chunks. Also had a raw cookie dough bite from TastyRoots AND a brown rice cake with peanut butter.


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My recent training has varied a little bit due to falling in love with a new form of fitness: BOXING!  The gym I go to has an amazing boxing program and I’m completely on board.  I typically try to go to the hour long class 2 times per week.  It’s a high intensity class boxing on a bag and also working with the instructor on combinations and hitting ‘mitts’.  There’s also a cardio round and agility work.  It’s super challenging and I am always DRENCHED in sweat after.  I’ve loved the change.  Below you can see my full week of workouts (from last Monday to Sunday)!


Monday: Legs

Squats 4 x 10

Dumbell Deadlifts 3 x 12

Step-ups 3 x 20

Hip-thrusters 4 x 10

Tuesday: Upper body + abs

Wednesday: BodyAttack

Thursday: 60 minute boxing

Friday: Full body circuit (completed the circuit 4 times):

Single-leg deadlifts x 12 each leg

Pull-ups x 10

Squat and press x 15

Pushups x 20

Saturday: 60 minute boxing

Sunday: Rest day + a short outdoor walk along the bay because it was a beautiful day

thumb_IMG_6981_1024 As you can see I am still trying to fit in lifting 2-3 times per week along with boxing 2 times per week and another class or fun workout 1 time per week.  I have also just enjoyed getting outside and walking :)  Lifting will always be my passion but I love the variety as well.

Any other workouts that have piqued your interest?  Anything new I should try out?


15 thoughts on “WIAW: Current Training

  1. Hilary says:

    I loved boxing classes! They are such a good mix of cardio and strength training! I recently tried out corepower yoga and orangeology fitness classes and they were great, now only if the prices weren’t outrageous!

    • Dietitian Deanna says:

      I’ve tried Orange Theory and liked it but it’s a little far from me. Glad you’ve tried boxing too-I feel so bada** :)

  2. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says:

    Have you tried PoundFit? I just tried it a few months ago and loved it! It’s sort of like zumba but you have weighted drumsticks so you’re also getting some light weights + cardio. It’s so fun!

    Looks like a yummy day of eats, too :)

  3. kim says:

    Hi Deanna- Do you track calories or sugar intake at all anymore?
    I am tracking now on My Plate (post holiday accountability) just to gauge my overall numbers (I eat relatively healthy most of the time and workout about 5 days a week) but I was just curious to see my numbers. My weight as been steady for years – but was interested in cutting sugar. My sugar numbers are high (mostly natural, but My Plate doesn’t differentiate natural from added and I am exceeding my set sugar goal by lunch. :( The app as me set at 34 grams per day.


    Love following you on Instagram.
    TIA for thoughts.
    – kw

    • Dietitian Deanna says:

      I don’t track calories or sugar. You should not worry about it if you are on track with your carbohydrate intake. You need to make sure you understand what in your diet is coming carbs first. Then start to read nutrition labels to understand what in your diet is coming from added sugars (i.e. a form of sugar in the ingredient list). If you’re not eating foods with added sugars, then it is just from fruit, veggies, etc as all of these have sugar! Hope this helps you understand. Email me if you have more questions.

  4. Gail says:

    Deanna – can you recommend a website or book that gives more specific detail to macro counting and flexible dieting . I would love some more info and guidance . Thanks G

  5. Lauren J says:

    Hello! I have been working on achieving a slimmer body and have been in the gym since January primarily lifting and doing less cardio. I have started seeing results but want to boost my results even more. Can you please email me more information about your services and pricing?

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