French Bread Pesto Pizza
This is prob. not the healthiest thing you could eat but it could be made healthier with home made pesto and maybe on different bread but it’s not so bad and it’s really easy and delicious. Ingredients: French bread Pesto spread Park skim shredded mozzarella tomato All you do is slice the french bread (or whatever type of roll bread your using) in half and then into the size...
Hawaiian Bbq Pizza
This is the recipe for Hula Pizza from The Biggest Loser Family cookbook! It’s delicious! Here is the recipe! Makes 1 serving 217 calories. Ingredients: 1 8in low-fat wheat tortilla 2tbs bbq sauce (I used sweet baby rays) 3 tbs goat cheese crumbled 3 tbs shredded canned pineapple drained 1 1/2 tsp fresh copped cilantro (I used a little less than an tsp dried) Preheat...
Healthy Mandarin Orange Salmon Recipe
Dinner tonight was mandarin orange salmon with green beans and rice. This is so simple! I am not a fabulous cook by any means and was able to make this entire dinner in 20min. For the green beans I just used the frozen steam ready green beans. I know they are not the freshest but for someone as short on time as I am most nights they work perfect and keep me on track with my diet. For rice you can...
Pets can boost your mental health?
I was reading THIS ARTICLE on glamor.com about how pets can boots your mental health and put you in a better state of mind. Pet research shows that pets are great for entriching peoples lives and are a good source of emotional and social support. Also they point out pets often are used to help people suffering with illness and depression. I have heard of pets being used for children and adults...
My Favorite Shakeology Recipe
Recently I have been replacing my breakfast with the chocolate shakeology. I like to make mine like a smoothie because it keeps me full for a really long time. There are so many good recipes out there but right now I am loving the “banana honeymoon” one. It’s like drinking dessert for breakfast but it’s light at the same time. I find it gives me enough energy to get through...
My Fitness Story
Ever since highschool I have wanted to “lose weight”. I have never been a really heavy person or had more then 20-25lbs to lose. My story isn’t about losing amazing amounts of weight or even having a ripped body. Getting in shape for me has really changed my entire attitude about life. For the past few years I was depressed and even anxious sometimes about the way I thought I...
The Benifits of Drinking Water
Okay may sound boring but water is actually one of the best things you can put in your body and it’s free. Let me explain why! Water has zero calories so for people trying to lose weight, hello! water should be your new best friend. It is recommended you drink at least eight 8oz glasses of water per day BUT if your working out too you lose a lot more water than normal through sweat, this is...
Healthy Quesidilla Recipe
This is a recipe a friend gave to me a long time ago from a Spanish exchange student staying with them. She called it a quesidilla but it’s more of a “fresh” burrito! Ingredients: 2-3 large tomatoes, diced 1 small onion, diced small 1 jalapeno, chopped very small cilantro lemon juice 2 chicken breasts, cubed Whole wheat tortillas 2% red. fat Mild Cheddar, shredded 1....
When to replace your workout shoes!
It is recommended for runners to replace their shoes every 350-500 miles. On average this is every 6-9 months. Runners who weigh more or are harder on their shoes would be on the lower end of this figure. Over time the shoes lose their stability and the soles break down so they are able to absorb less shock and this can lead to more injury. Another rule of thumb to see if your shoes need to be...
Healthy Recipe- Hummus and veggie wrap
My favorite new lunch spot has an awesome hummus and veggie wrap that I love but don’t want to be spending $6.5 everyday to order it. So I modified it a little 2 make it at home! It’s delicious and really healthy so I thought I would share. Here is the recipe: 1 whole wheat tortilla or wrap 1-2 tbs of roasted red pepper hummus (depending on size of tortilla) cucumber slices length...
Can't part with your foundation-even at the gym?
I know MANY women out there can relate to the fact that going anywhere in public without makeup on is a terrifying thought. Including the gym, pool, beach, etc…places that you do NOT want your face caked in makeup- yuck. I must admit when I had bad skin I felt the exact same way. This post is about an amazing new beauty product I have found recently that you can wear to the gym, beach, ect.....
ChaLEAN Extreme vs. P90X
I have had so many people ask me which one of these programs is better so I decide to do a post and break it down. First, I want to mention both workouts are great it just really depends on YOU what your goals are and what type of workouts you like. ChaLEAN extreme I think is great for women (and men) but especially women. CheLEAN is extremely motivating and pushes and challenges you the whole...
Healthy Grocery Options
When I am grocery shopping I am always looking for lower calorie versions of my favorite things and new healthy foods to keep my diet interesting. Here are my new finds: Pepperidge Farm Light Wheat Bread (45cal/slice) reg. wheat bread is around 100-130cal/slice depending on the brand Vitamuffin muffin tops 100 cal. the chocolate one is great to have as dessert instead of brownies, cake,...
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