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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday....

No....I haven't forgotten about all of my bloggers...I've just been super busy lately! I will try to do better about posting, though (even though I say this every time-I really mean it!)

A few eats from the past weeks!
 2 slices of ezekiel bread, tuna mixed with plain yogurt (about 2-3 Tbsp), with cucumber and swiss cheese

1/2 c old-fashioned oats cooked in skim milk, 1/2 banana, almond butter, raspberry jelly-soo good!

 Joseph's oat bran and flax pita bread, brown rice, tomatoes, provolone cheese, salsa, a few carrots--mexican pizza!! YUM!

 Sweet potato with cinnamon, asparagus spears, salmon, sandwich thin spread with a thick layer of garlic hummus
 Irish oats cooked in skim, banana, cherries, cashew butter with cinnamon + ginger...oh. yes. :)

 2 toasted ezekiels, 1/4 avocado, tomatoes, pepperjack cheese + grapefruit

 1/2 c Irish oats cooked in skim milk, 1/2 banana, kiwi, almonds

 2 scrambled eggs with pepperjack cheese, whole wheat english muffin, with broccoli

 2 ezekiels with hummus, cucumber, goat cheese + kiwi

 Oatbran (my new FAV!), banana, almond butter, cinnamon--BEST EVER COMBO!

 Wwheat pita crisped burned in broiler oven topped with EVOO and garlic marinara sauce, provolone cheese, goat cheese + pear
 An INTENSE yogurt mess with greek yogurt, berries, cherries, 2 T wheat germ, almonds...mmm :)

Oatbran, sliced kiwi, pear, almonds, a few chopped dried figs ;)

~Fitness Is Fun!~ 
Top 7 most effective exercises we go people...
1. Walking-burning an amazing 100 calories per hour, walking is a great way to get in some cardio if you are just recovering from any lower-body injury
2. Interval Training-This is proven to burn fat and SHRED you. Seriously. Interval training is no joke. There are tons of amazing interval workout out there (online too)--check them out and FEEL THE BURN...literally.
3. Squats-Talk about a move that targets hips, butt, legs AND abs...squats are your best bet. To prevent hurting the knees, either do a wall squat or repetitive (not squat and hold without leaning against something) squats.
4. Lunges-Lunges are very versatile. They can be be as hard as you make them to be...your basic lunge, walking lunges, walking lunges with arm variations...anything!
5. Pushups-also very versatile, pushups are an oldie but a goodie. A great all-over strength move, pushups are also very versatile. A walking pushup, traveling pushup, planks, lots of ways to make these tougher...if they're not hard-core enough as they are :)
6. Abdominal Curnches-So many crunches, so little time! My number one favorite ab crunch is the bicycle internal and external obliques, transverse abs, upper AND one move!
7. Bent-over (Dumbbell) Row-SO great for those shoulders. And abs. Works best with a 3-5 lb. weight.

~Healthy All Around!~
Cinnamon: talk about antioxidants! Cinnamon is at the top of the charts for those babies along with the added benefit that it is proven to lower blood-glucose levels...not to mention the delicious, spicy flavor!
Pecans: These nuts have been significantly shown to lower bad (LDL) cholesterol and raise good (HDL). They also lower the risk of Type II diabetes in women.
Pomegranate Juice: Also very high in antioxidants, pomegranate juice is also shown to hep lower the risk of the arteries hardening or atherosclerosis.
Red Delicious Apples: Now these are one of my favorites on the list. These are the bomb-dot-com, baby! Also high in antioxidants, these little (or big in some cases) guys are also rich in pectin, a form of soluble fiber proven to help lower cholesterol. 
Red or Kidney Dried Beans: Overflowing with protein, antioxidants, potassium, folic acid, dietary fiber and complex carbs, beans are dense and widely versatile. 
Cabbage: As far as Cancer-fighting superfoods, cabbage is viewed from most eyes as number one. Cabbage holds phytochemicals, including sulforaphane, which is said to protect the body against cancer-causing free radicals. It's also rich in vitamins K, and C, and a wonderful source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, folate, manganese, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Cabbage is most commonly used in coleslaw...but as I am not a fan of this dish...AT ALL, I prefer to throw some in a pot of soup or boil it plain. YUM!

 So long for now, folks. Talk to you later! Enjoy the remains of your Tuesday! 
Stay happy and healthy. 


  1. All your eats look delicious, I don't even know what to say! YUM!

    Also, I love doing squats and lunges! My favorite workouts! I love how cinnamon is so good for you, I eat it with everything!

  2. following you now :)
    sorry it took so long!

  3. Your bites look so delicious! I love all your fruit + oat combos, they're diiivine :D

    Have an awesome rest of the week!

  4. Such yummy eats! I loove avocado + tomato sandwiches!

  5. All of your eats look so healthy and delicious! Your lunch container is super cute, by the way;)