Fun, Fit, Friday!

Fitness Friday! I have chosen to link up with Jill and lots of others to share our Fitness & Health Posts! 

Fitness Friday is all about sharing inspiration and passion for fitness and health. Sharing little successes and progress and ‘meeting’ new people! You know..social media meeting ;)

Try out this little workout for a great addition to your weekly workouts. You can use dumbbells or even resistance bands to be able to complete these exercises. 

 

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I hope you enjoy this little workout if you try it! Happy Friday!!! (finally!)

Training Tips Thursday

Hey there, Happy Thursday! It’s almost the weekend…phew!

Today I wanted to offer you some of my general tips on fitness. These are just some tips that may squash some myths and pump up your current fitness regime!

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1. Make exercise a part of your normal routine 

Build yourself up gradually, take a day off when needed, but just keep going! 4-5 days a week of a legitimate workout and stay active the days you take off from exercise.

2. Do what you love to do

Find what you love and what motivates you to work out! These are the things that will keep you consistent.

3. BUT- Don’t be afraid to try something new

Never lifted weights before? Recruit a friend who is seasoned in weights and ask them to show you the ropes. Or maybe you get a friend to try a new class with you… You never know until you try!

4. Carbs are not the enemy

Carbs are not evil! Carbs give you the energy you need to workout! Eat them around your workout time (before & after) to boost your workouts.  

5. You don’t have to eat less & exercise more to lose weight

Finda a balance. When you workout more, your body needs those nutrients to rebuild muscle. Restricting calories can leave your body weak. Eat healthy, whole foods and you should see a change

6. Don’t forget to work your core

Your core muscles help everything work better when performing daily tasks, and for workouts. Keep them strong by doing planks and core exercises.

7. Compare yourself to no one- YOU are your only competition

This might be easier said than done- but you are different that anyone else and your workouts will not look the same, nor will your bodies. Keep pushing yourself and take note of the milestones you achieve. 

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  • If you had to give your favorite fitness tip-what would it be?

Workout Wednesday

Another Workout Wednesday Link up! I’m linking up with these great ladies to bring you another workout this week. And also these ladies!

10912598_10152638558488785_954023868_nI love coming up with fun new workouts to try. This is a different one them I’ve ever made up. It combines strength moves followed by cardio moves to kick it up a notch.  This is a great, quick workout to work into your day. 

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To complete do each circuit once through then start back over from the top! I plan on doing this as a workout tonight- I hope it is a killer ;-) If you try it- let me know! Happy Wednesday! :-)

 

Tasty Tuesday: Honey Sweet Potato Medallions

Another Tasty Tuesday! 

This has to be one of my most FAVORITE recipes ever. My mom made them for our Christmas dinner this year, and since then I have been making them often! I’ve even made extras and used them for my lunches during the week.

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Honey Sweet Potato Medallions
Serves 3
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366 calories
39 g
0 g
24 g
5 g
2 g
156 g
60 g
17 g
0 g
20 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
156g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366
Calories from Fat 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
37%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 39g
13%
Dietary Fiber 7g
28%
Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
308%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
7%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2-3 Sweet Potatoes (depending on how many you think you need)
  2. 2 Tbsp Honey
  3. ⅓ Cup of Pecans
  4. Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Slice Sweet potatoes, remove skin. Boil for 10-15 minutes or until soft (check with a fork).
  2. Once soft, place in a greased baking dish
  3. Drizzle with honey (approx 2tbsp) and sprinkle with the chopped pecans & Cinnamon.
  4. Bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350 or until the feel done.
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calories
366
fat
24g
protein
5g
carbs
39g
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There you go- I think I found your side dish for tonight! Enjoy! 

Motivation Monday

Monday again? Sometimes I can’t believe  it. Weekends go so fast!

Another Motivation Monday- I hope they are able to help you start the week off on a positive note, and put things into perspective for you. Mondays are a fresh start to the week! Make it a good one. 

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I really love this quote. Doesn’t it resonate with everyone? Why do anything, if it is not with passion and purpose. 

Whatever you are doing, I hope you are able to put 100% into it and enjoy it. I’m glad I took the steps to do this in my own life. I know it’s made a world of difference on my outlook on everything in life!

  • What do you do that you are passionate about?

 

Saturday Circuit

Happy Saturday!

I made this fun little circuit for you to try out this weekend!

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I love Tabata workouts because for the 20 seconds you work really hard, you get a little break and then the rest of the exercises just happen- not enough time to really hate it and not enough of a break to stop feeling the burn!

If you try this- let me know! Have a wonderful weekend!