Hello everyone! This should have been the first blog post but better late than never. So, what is this blog all about you ask? Seeing that I have varying interest in the world of fitness, here are some categories of what I will write about in my blog. Most of it is opinion based, so take it with a grain of salt. If I do make a strong assertion, you can ask me how I got there or show me evidence that I am probably wrong. I don't mind that at all. So here is what you can expect from my blog:- helping consumers navigate bullshit from good advice
The title of this blog adequately describes what happened the first session of week 2. The participants are in this program to improve their fitness levels, body comps and lifestyle. All the while having individual goals in a group environment. Okay- So what the heck happened last night?!?! A few words come to mind; loaded for bear and challenge me with a butt kickin! The workout was absolutely owned by each and every one of them!!!
If you are following this blog please help me cheer these gals on. They absolutely rocked their group workout this morning! Energies were high and with obvious determination they powered though RIP TIDE. In the coming hours I am sure they will be icing, foam rolling and stretching! It's a good thing we covered those 3 very important revovery items. :) If things continue as they are now there is no doubt what so ever that goals will be met and every one of these ladies will continue their journey. Check ya later and have a great weekend!
Tomorrow we kick off a challenging six week program. 2 teams of 7 will work individually and as a group to rally up by improving their body comps and weight. The person who creates the most change will win a years membership to Balance Personal Training's FIT LAB. Throughout our journey I'll be blogging our progress. Let's all rally around all these hard working individuals!
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Today I will be sharing a recipe from my gourmet nutrition book. The total cooking time for this meal should be 8 minutes. This is a great recipe to pair with any post workout meal or can be used as a snack. You will receive 36 grams of protein, 8.4 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrate, 0 grams of fiber, and 0 grams of sugar. Go ahead and try this recipe out, if you enjoy it be sure to share it with family and friends. Ingredients:Sirloin steak 6oz(sliced)Salt 2 pinchesPepper 1 pinchOlive oil sprayFresh Garlic(minced) 1 tsp
A few days ago I posted a photo on my Facebook page of my lunch. I had been trying to keep my fridg stocked with pre made healthy choices, and given that I had seen a lot of photos of oreos and such recently, I wanted to share a thought of some ways one could eat quickly AND healthfully. That day I was having kale with garlic and lemon, spiced chickpeas with ginger, and brown rice with turmeric and cilantro.
Todays meal is another from the ufcfit nutrition manual. This recipe is easy to prepare and taste amazing. It will provide you with a healthy source of carbs, fiber, and protein. I prepare this meal atleast once a week because it's so simple to make. Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat or gluten free bread 1 organic red apple, thinly sliced 2 tbsp. maple syrup or agave dash of cinnamon 1 tbsp.
Todays recipe is from a gourmet nutrition book by Dr. John M. Berardi, Michael Williams and Kristina Andrew. This smoothie is a perfect post-workout meal providing 70g protein, 80g carbohydrate, 9g monounsaturated fat, 3.7 polyunsaturated fat, 0.2g omega-3 fatty acids, 3g omega-6 fatty acids,16g fiber, and 37g sugar. This could also be used for a meal replacement so pull out your blender and mix up this nutrient dense smoothieIngredients:Raspberries frozen 1 cupSpinach 1 cupLow-fat plain yogurt 1 cuplow-fat milk 1/2 cupCashews 1/4 cup
Have you noticed as Spring becomes prevalent you decide you no longer need to be vigilant about your immunity; just after relaxing with a nice ahh a cough and/or sniffles begin? If your under the weather and need more then spring greens to feel better, try this recipe.
Place in pan...
thin covering of water (in place of oil – research indicates heated oil becomes carcinogenic)
Chopped (use blender if desired):
onion (quercitin - anti-inflammatory)