Archive | August 2012

C25k Day 2 Week 1 READY! SET! GO!

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Day 2 Week 1 C25k

Pre-sweat.

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My Route

My neighborhood has 2.25 mile circle around it. 🙂 Perfect!

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Cool Down

Cool down time!

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C25k Day 2 Complete

Done, and it feels great!

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Orange Smoothie? No, not the fruit. The color!

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Orange Smoothie

I was feeling a little adventurous yesterday after my workouts and decided to create a new and healthy smoothie. I’ve been making a banana oatmeal smoothie for my husband pretty regularly, but haven’t had one myself in quite some time. I’ve really been enjoying actually eating my food rather than drinking it. My new favorites are oatmeal (with different fruit additions) for breakfast and either fruit and veggie salad or a fruit and veggie plate with a boiled egg.
Yesterday, however, I was thinking yummy smoothie. I call it Pineapple Oatmeal Banana Smoothie. You may be wondering why orange isn’t in the name. I completely understand, I was wondering the same thing! Here’s what I came up with: people will automatically assume there’s an orange in the recipe, and it’ll be fun when I make it for someone and they get the surprise of it being orange!
Now, the first sip was something new. I’d never had this mixture before so it was a little shock to the taste buds. The flavor was good, just unique at first. After a few more sips it was totally delicious! My taste buds have learned to adapt pretty quickly these days, I think. R
Curious about what is in this orange without an orange smoothie? Let me fill you in…

Ingredients:
6 ounces pineapple juice
2/3 cup frozen banana slices
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup sliced CARROT!

Yep, that’s it! Of course you can thicken it up with some non fat Greek yogurt and make it more filling. I was trying to go for a dairy free lunch. I’ll admit it didn’t keep me full for long. I would probably add spinach (I’m completely out), maybe some berries (was out of those, too) to give it more substance for a meal replacement. As is, it’s a tasty and healthy snack or dessert smoothie.

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30 Day Challenge a la Fiti!

Yesterday I sat down with my notebook, a pen, and all of my workout notes. I was determined to put together a 4 week exercise plan to keep me on track over the next 30 days.
Why? My birthday is next month! It’s also my 1 year anniversary of becoming an ex-smoker!
I want to plan a party. A pool party. At my house, and I want to look smokin’ hot! As my good friend put it “smokin’ from not smokin’!” 😛
So I sat down, I created a weekly list of workouts. For example, Monday, Wednesday and Friday is: warm-up, hundredpushups program, abs, weighted upper body workout. Tuesday and Thursday is: walk/ jog, thigh & butt workout, plank.
I went on to create new pages where I listed different workout sets as options. There’s the warm-ups page that has nice cardio intervals, an abs page with different variations of my 5 minute ab workouts and the plank options, an upper body page and finally a thighs and butt page. They each have at least 2 sets to choose from, and I know I can add modifications or even substitute some rounds for other exercises to keep it interesting. I could even turn some into combo moves on days I’m feeling really creative and adventurous!
Here’s a little collage I put together of my workout plan pages. 🙂

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Fiti's 30 Day Challenge

It’s time for me to put the phone down and get geared up to start Day 1 Week 1!

*Have you ever put together your own workout routine? It can be fun! Go ahead, and give it try this week. Then come back here and let me know how it went with a comment, or go to my Facebook page and post it there!

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Healthy Saturday Lunch And Facebook Plug

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Saturday Lunch

Quick and easy, assuming you’ve already cut your cantaloupe and boiled your eggs.
1 extra large boiled egg on top of fresh chopped tomato, 1/2 cup fresh cantaloupe, 1/3 cups sliced cucumbers. Nice, cold, refreshing lunch for a hot summer’s day!
*Be sure to check out my Facebook page for my weekend fitness game. I’ve also restarted the Hundred Pushups Program! You can find the updates on my progress on the Facebook page, also. I’m pretty proud of my new pushups ability!

*How many consecutive good form pushups can you perform? Can you guess my number? Comment with your guess, then head over to Facebook to see how close you were!

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Sweet-and-Sour Muffin Meat Loaves Recipe | MyRecipes.com

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sweet-and-sour-muffin-meat-loaves-10000001875452/
This may not be the healthiest recipe out there, but it’s not terribly unhealthy either. What it is, is incredibly tasty! Everyone deserves a meatloaf night now and again, and these meatloaf muffins are perfect! With only a 20 minute cook time, you can make these any night of the week and even in hot summer months (who really wants their oven on for an hour plus in the summer?). I served mine alongside mashed red potatoes that I added shredded mild cheddar to and broccoli. It was an excellent combination and we were all very satisfied customers (my husband was a tad worried when I told him we were having Sweet & Sour Muffin Meat Loaves. “Um, that sounds interesting…” His facial expressions are priceless at these moments!).
Here is a screenshot of the nutrition facts from my recipe. My facts do not match up to the ones on website and I’m not sure why. The only changes I made was using Italian style bread crumbs and omitting the salt and pepper. I have definitely learned to only use a site’s facts a guideline, but ultimately to calculate the facts myself before adding it to my tracker. Another reason I love Lose It! I input ingredients, it gives me the numbers.
🙂

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Sweet & Sour Muffin Meat Loaves

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