Fitness With Cindy Core Bootcamp: Week 2


This week, we’re building on where we started in week 1 and kicking the difficulty of our workouts up a notch. Complete 3 workouts per week using your choice of the videos below. Don’t forget to work on incorporating aerobic exercise like walking, group fitness classes, swimming, etc. into your weekly routine. Let’s go!

Click above to view the standing workout option.

Click above to view the mat workout option.


One of my favorite trainers said, “abs are built in the kitchen!”

This week, try a few of these suggested meals. Each one is under 500 calories!

In fact, the grab-and-go salad from the Publix Deli is only 420 calories and I can’t finish the whole thing in one meal. Use good judgement for portion size because how much we put on our plate often determines how much we eat. Better to go back for seconds if you’re still hungry rather than overindulge because you overfilled your plate.

Breakfast: Fruit & nut oatmeal

Healthy Breakfast

  • Steel cut irish oats
  • ¼ cup of walnuts
  • 2 tsp.ground flaxseed
  • Handful of raisins to sweeten
  • Almond milk
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • Sprinkling of cinnamon
  • Under 500 calories!

Lunch: Beet salad

Healthy Lunch beet salad

  • Mixed greens or spinach
  • Almond slices
  • 1 cooked and cooled chop beet
  • ¼ cup of crumbled goat cheese
  • Tarragon leaf garnish
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of balsamic dressing
  • Under 500 calories!

Dinner: Honey glazed salmon

Healthy Dinner

  • 4 oz honey glazed salmon
  • ½ of baked and roasted sweet potato with pure butter topping
  • 1 cup of steamed broccoli
  • Under 500 calories!

In A Hurry Grab-And Go: From The Deli

Healthy snack

Look for the healthiest salad you can find and READ THE LABEL. This Greek Salad is a favorite of mine with only 420 calories! 

Ingredients include:

  • Lettuce mix
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Kalamata olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Onions
  • Red wine olive oil vinaigrette dressing.

Please also be aware that there are some foods that can help raise your metabolism which means more calories are burned when you consume them. We want these!

Try adding some of the following foods to boost up your metabolism which will help burn more of the fat away from the midsection.

Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism

  • Green tea
  • Coffee
  • Spinach
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Cinnamon
  • Lots of Water
  • Chewing gum
  • Eggs
  • Carrots
  • Berries
  • Avocados

Just as important… KEEP IT MOVING!

The longer you sit, the slower your metabolism becomes and that is when the extra weight and fat starts to pile up. A 10-minute walk, especially a short time after dinner, will go along way to control blood sugar levels, aid in digestion and give you a better night’s sleep which is so important in weight and visceral fat management.

So work the plan, three times a week and know I am here cheering you on. YOU CAN DO THIS!


See you next week for Week 3!