Smoothie Mayhem

 

Ingredients:

Nectar Sweets Whey Protein
8 oz water
handful of strawberries
tablespoon of blueberries
1/2c 3/4c ice

Protein is a great supplement to incorporate into your post-workout drink, that many forget to do. Consuming protein after exercise will help repair muscles used during exercise and assist in providing a more lean physique.

This is just one way to make an AWESOME smoothie. There are so many ways to make a yummy smoothie that it is impossible to ever get bored.

What are some of your favorite smoothie recipes?

Product of the Week: Crystal Light Drink Mix On The Go

Crystal Light has a product called Iced Tea Peach Lemonade On The Go and it is by far one of the best alternatives to Diet Coke. I have always used this product, but I really started to get into it when I was trying to get off of Diet Coke. Diet Coke is great but all the carbonation caused me to bloat  so I needed to find a better alternative. I stopped drinking Diet Coke for awhile, however I started to drink it again, due to a lack of self control. What gave me the idea to post about my new found love of Crystal light  was my co-workers neice. She came in for take your family to work day and I gave her a pack to try, she LOVED it. She is only 7 years old, but I thought this is a great alternative for kids to have and maybe I should try to ditch the Diet Coke again and go for the lemonade.

Fitness Challenge ReCap (The Video)

Below is a recap of Aurora and I Fitness Re-cap. There is nothing really good to recap and you will see why? LOL

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We have a renewed motivation now and this is because of our co-worker, Jackie. She started her journey to a healthy lifestyle and I have never met someone with so much discipline, Amazing!!!! So, we are bringing back and harder then ever. Lets see what happens.

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5 AM Workout! Just Did it!

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Plank Row to Rotation-3 sets of 12

Plank Row-3 sets of 12

Dumbbell Flye on Ball-3 sets of 12

Barbell bent-over-3 sets of 12

Seated reverse fly-3 sets of 12

Cable seated low row-3 sets of 12

Toe Touches- 3 min

Russian Twists-3 min

Plank-3 min

Modified Side Plank-3 min

Crazy Ivans-3 min

Cardio: 25 min spinning

Back in the Game

Can I just say it is always great when you fall and you are able to pick yourself back up again. I have been reading through some of my favorite health blogs and it seems these past few months have been rough for ALL of us. But the true test of ones dedication to their healthy lifestyle is being able to pick themselves back up again.

Believe me it is rough. The past month has been a struggle, trying getting myself back in my old routine of daily exercise and consistent healthy eating habits. Around day two and three I would just give up and feel sorry for myself. Thankfully, this past week I have been able to pick myself back up again and get myself going. I tried to think about what helped me get back in the game and a few things came to mind.

See Below:

1.Reading health blogs: Reading other blogs helped me realte to other women.

2. Observing how my body feels: When I start feeling groggy and sleepy all the time I know it has to do with the quality of food that I am eating and me not going to the gym.

3. Clothes: When my pants start to feel a little tight that is usually when I pick myself up real quick.

4. Sadness: When I start to feel sad and almost depressed I know alot of it has to do with my Health. Being healthy for me is meditative, I feel a sense of balance.

These are just a few things, but I am sure there is more.

So those who are feeling down and out, find what works for you and make sure you write down and place it somewhere where you can see it everyday for constant motivation.

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