After a long workout all I want to do is eat something cold and creamy and this breakfast hits the spot. I am even having it as a snack right now!
Layer each ingredient in a bowl. One layer of cereal, one layer of strawberries, one layer of yogurt. Then add the peanut butter last. Enjoy!
I am a certified gym rat. If I could spend all day in the gym lifting weights, taking group fitness classes, and running on the treadmill I probably would. Exercise always lifts my mood and I sincerely enjoy challenging myself during my workouts.
Over the years I have tried a lot of gyms. Some gyms were spectacular and others a complete disaster. From all of my experiences, I suggest that before you join a gym get a tour and ask for a free pass to see what the gym is really like.
I just spotted this free 7 day guest pass for Bally’s Total Fitness. Here is your chance to try a gym! Bally’s is a good start because it is a U.S. gym that is all over the country. Here is your chance to try a gym free, for a week!
Still don’t know what to look for when picking a gym? Read EHow’s article on how to pick the perfect gym.
I know it’s hot out, but it doesn’t mean you have to miss your workout! Go out & hunt for some nice air conditioning and KILL it (or do this workout in the morning)!
You’ll find a video tutorial at the end of this post!
* Sandbag Substitute? Use a school bag/gym bag with books, weights, or anything else heavy. It just needs to be evenly distributed.
Thanks fitvillains! I love your blog!
I completed and tracked 3 cardio exercises: 8 minutes Running: 8 min/mile (a personal best), 108 calories burned, 50 minutes Body Combat, 565 calories burned, 50 minutes Zumba (I was able to teach a portion of class again!), 324 calories burned!
What are you going to do to push your workouts to the absolute limit? I encourage you to try stay on the treadmill for 5 additional minutes or stretch for 2 additional minutes! Whatever you do, stay hydrated in this extreme heat!
Weird, I know. Ever since I started reading the blog, Kath Eats Real Food I have been intrigued by her SIAB creation. I wondered to myself, who the heck makes a smoothie, then pours it in a bowl?!
According to Kath, “I never liked smoothies very much until I started serving them in a bowl, soup style! Eating a smoothie with a spoon is so much more fun than drinking it in a glass – when it disappears in 1 minute flat in my house! Additionally, adding toppings, some of which sink to the bottom, make the eating process more exciting. Chewing helps me feel satisfied, so I love adding that dimension to smoothies.” To read more about this interesting “recipe” click here.
My Summertime SIAB
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth. Don’t blend it too long because the smoothie will be too “liquidy”.
1/2 cup of Quaker Oats Raspberry Apple Granola as a topping
Add whatever other toppings you want! You can add more berries, bananas, nut butter, or unsalted nuts!
Have fun! To tell you the truth in the summer all I want is smoothies. I could drink smoothies all day. After a workout nothing satisfies me more. If this isn’t your thing just keep drinking your smoothie out of a cup. I will judge you if you do.
Need a FRIENDLY dose of motivation? :)
Workouts can get stale when you do them on your own for too long (even those of us who prefer going solo can get bored). Working out with a friend can help you bust out of your rut & studies show that we tend to stick to our goals better when we’re working with a bestie. So grab your BFF, print out this list and get sweaty one or two times this weekend!
Other ideas for “friendly” workouts…
How To Do THIS workout…
Do two sets of exercise 1, resting 60 seconds between sets. Then do moves 2 to 6 as a circuit, completing 12 to 20 reps of each exercise with no rest in between. Rest 60 seconds, then repeat for a total of two to four circuits. Finish your workout with one set of exercise 7.
Why do you exercise?
I have noticed that a number of my followers are obsessed with being thin and celebrate disordered eating. My blog is not about that. I eat within my calorie range (1700-2000) and I am still losing weight. I focus on weight training and I enjoy eating pizza from time to time (and don’t feel bad about eating it). If you don’t like eating, you starve yourself, you exercise to a unhealthy degree, you don’t weigh train and you celebrate being thin to unhealthy degree please unfollow me.
If you want want celebrate not starving, maintain a healthy weight and gaining muscle mass then let’s celebrate it together! Happy Friday.
Popcorn! If you like quantity when it comes to your snacks, this is the perfect food for you! Plus, new research shows that popcorn eaters get 250% more whole grains in their diet than people who don’t eat it. And at only 105 calories for three cups of plain popped, you can eat a lot of it! Watch out for butter toppings and artificial flavorings, which can add up fat & calories fast. Make your own instead! —Best Foods
Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese a sprinkle of cayenne pepper dress up air-popped popcorn.
4 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Per serving: 75 calories; 3 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 1 g fiber; 153 mg sodium; 43 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Calcium, fiber, few calories.
1/2 Carbohydrate Serving