Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Burn it up playlist

Drink tons of water and load this playlist for your next sweat session!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday's PP (Produce Prep)

My produce prep for Monday is's just so much easier for me (and my family) to grab fresh fruit and veggies when they are all ready to eat. It took me 14 minutes and it was well worth it! 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Get it where you can and multitask

I, like everyone, on occasion have used the excuse of being too busy to exercise. So I get it. But just because you can't make it to the gym doesn't mean you can't do a bit of something for your heart health, waist line and longevity while you're completing other tasks-it's called multi-tasking and it's my favorite. For example, I needed to go to the store for some produce and such but also wanted to take my kiddos on a walk: Ah! What to do!? Well...we took a walk/jog (or wog-yep-wog-it's a combo of "walk" and "jog"...get it?) to the store...and look at how happy everyone is eating a much deserved snack!

Just sayin'. Move your body! 

Other ways to multi-task your workouts:
  • Waiting for something to cook in the microwave? Do some squats.
  • Waiting in line? Do some calf raises (you don't have to be a crazy person about discrete)
  • Have a one on one meeting? Can you take it outside for a walk?
  • Need to study for an exam? Hop on a stationary bike or elliptical and read over notes.
  • Playing with your kids? Have them chase you down, let them army crawl under your plank, have them do a fun little workout with you that involves a timer (what kid doesn't love a stop watch?)
Be creative. Be fit!

Clean Chicken Curry with tons of veggies

I LOVE curry dishes but it's a bit tricky to find one that is both delicious and light...until now! Plus, you just through stuff in the crockpot and it's soooo easy.

E.H. Fitness Curry Chicken with Tons o' Veggies

20 minutes prep, 3.5-4 hours cooking
Serves 6

What you need:

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2-4 tbsp favorite curry powder or paste (use more if you love heavy curry taste, less if you like it lighter)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • salt and pepper to preference 
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 1 can (8oz) light coconut milk
What to do: 
  1. Put chicken, onion, turmeric, curry, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper in the crockpot on high.
  2. 2 hours later, throw all the veggies and the coconut milk into the crockpot and continue cooking for 1.5-2 hours or until chicken pulls apart (note: you can totally put everything in at the beginning, but I find that the veggies become super up to you!)
  3. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice or eat on it's own! 
Nutrition facts (just the curry part...not what you put under it :) )
          266 calories, 7 grams fat, 37 gram protein, 16 carbs, 6 grams fiber, 4.5 grams sugar (naturally occurring)

10 minute calorie torcher

Happy Friday! Have 10 minutes to scorch some calories, improve your memory and de-stress? I have got a beast of an interval shorty for you. I've been incorporating this type of segment into classes and into my own workout and I'm hooked. 

Here's what you do: 

At the top of each minute, do the exercises listed below as fast as you can (with good form, of course) and then rest until the next minute starts. The more efficient you are at doing the moves, the longer your rest...and by the 5th or 6th minute, I really like my rest seconds!
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 jump squats (don't be lazy-get low and touch the ground)
  • 10 running butt kicks (that's heel to the butt-and go ahead and get your hands up over your head for "fun")
  • 10 hopping high knees (get 'em up high)
Super simple, right? Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sometimes you just have to have a sandwich

Soooo...ever grilled your PB&J? So weird, right? You have to try it! I made this amazingness with gluten free whole grain bread, all natural (peanuts and salt) peanut butter and all fruit jelly...and it's still completely delicious.