Sometimes I crave breaded chicken, but since I'm gluten free that isn't an option. So I decided to make fake "breaded" chicken using quinoa instead of bread crumbs. This was my first time making it and I loved how it turned out. The quinoa was crunchy and we still made it a little unhealthy by adding in some cheese. It was one of those "healthy meals" you don't even know is healthy. The best part is my husband enjoyed it and has asked for me to make it again! So that must mean it's a "winner"!
Summer is upon us, so time to get outside and get your workout on. My girlfriend and I have been doing weekly challenges. Last week we did 100 burpees a day for 10 days. It was a great way to keep moving throughout the day. Most days I'd break them up into 10 or 20 and do them throughout the day, but a few days I incorporated them into a workout. It was a good one so I figured I'd write it down it is a great workout cause you don't need any equipment or alot of time. So lace up your tennis shoes, head outside in your backyard and give this workout a try.
This post is inspired by my mother so I felt like this picture was fitting. I swear every time I call my Mom to ask for advice, her advice always includes something about lemons. Here is how the conversation goes, "Mom, there is a stain on Leo's onesie but I can't bleach it what should I do". My mom replies, "put a lemon on it." "Hey Mom, I still have that dark line running down my stomach from pregnancy." My mom, "put lemon on it. "Mom, I have a sore throat." My mom, "gargle with lemon water." You see her answer for everything is lemons. So in honor of her I decided to put together all the uses I use lemons around my house for!
Time to break out that old jump rope of yours for a HIIT workout. Did you know that jump rope burns more calories than pretty much any other exercise equipment, 760 calories per hour. But let's be honest I am not jumping rope for an hour, that would be a great feat. For me jumping rope works great because it requires a little amount of time and you can do it in the comforts of your living room. I came up with this little 15 minute workout, you'll be surprised how great of a workout it is in such a short amount of time.
My gym use to offer this crazy intense treadmill workout. Over the years I kind of have adapted it to fit more of my workout style and I do it a lot on my own now. I love it because you can make it crazy hard if you are feeling super motivated, but even if you do this workout half assed you will still walk away feeling like you got a great work out.
It only takes 15 minutes….or 30 minutes if you are hard core and want to go through it twice! For one minute you are on the treadmill (at a different incline each time) giving it your all. For the next minute you move off the treadmill and do the floor exercise. Obviously you won't be sprinting too hard when you are at a 10 incline, but just give it your best. The floor exercises might feel like a nice break at the beginning, but by the end of that minute you will be ready to get back on that treadmill!
This blog post needs no introduction this is the last part of the create healthy habits for 2016 series. I hope just because the end of January is nearing you haven't given up on living a healthy and happy lifestyle in 2016. Once I get this baby out I plan on sharing with you lots of workouts and healthy recipes and build upon all these tips I've shared with you.
Back at you with more quick healthy habits. Just this week and next week left so I hope you are finding a few to incorporate into your routine. I'm personally struggling with #1 this week. With the non stop pouring rain and the last month of pregnancy that is seeming to last forever I needed this weeks post as a reminder.
I'm back with more healthy habits for 2016! I hope you were able to incorporate the ones I shared with you last week. If you missed the first post you click here to read it. I'm back this week with part two, five more tips and tricks to get your life in perfect shape for 2016.
This pregnancy I've loved taking the down time and reading magazine and books. I have read health books, self help books, baby books, nutrition book, and a billion magazines. Every morning I sit with a cup of decaf coffee and enjoy an hour to 30 minutes of quiet reading time. I have learned so many tips and tricks over the past few months that I thought I'd share with you. Over the next month I'll be sharing some of my favorite healthy life tips that I've put into place in my life. They are super easy and most of them are just a great reminder on how to live your life in a more healthy way. Hope you guys enjoy as much as I have and are able to implement some of them into your life.
Back at it with the workouts! I was in Santa Barbara this weekend for a wedding and was chatting by the pool with my girlfriends. They were talking about how they are always in search of new HIIT workouts. I said you are in luck I have a few sitting in my inbox from Jessica. So I figured I'd share some of them with you today!