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Food For Fitness: Latke Season!

  
  
  
Latke Shneef

It's Latke season.  Don't get trapped in all of the high-fat, low-nutrient recipes out there, and step outside of the box with this healthier version of your holiday favorite.  

Workout of the Week: Sprint Week Circuit

  
  
  
lift those weights!

It's the best week of the month: Sprint Week! It's time to put your pedal to the metal and show off all the technique and work you've been doing! Grab a pair of 12-15 lb. weights for females and 25-30 lb. weights for males and bust through this circuit. 

Food For Fitness: Spaghetti Squash and Quinoa Fritters

  
  
  
Fritters!

My favorite season is upon us.  But be careful entering as it can be a diet trap.  Eggnog, Ham, and Latkes... Oh My!  Try this low-cal, nutrient-rich fritter as a healthy alternative to your favorite holiday treat.

Food For Fitness: Vegan Buffalo Wings

  
  
  
Buffalo Wings!

I made this over the weekend and it was a big hit with my boys!  I chose to use cauliflower instead of tempeh because of its extensive health benefits.  Not only is cauliflower rich in vitamins and minerals but it's also an anti-inflamatory, and it may boost your brain and digestive health. 

Workout of the Week: The Creeper

  
  
  
Teamwork!
The 20 minute Workout that sneaks up on you. Let's call it the Creeper! Don't underestimate the Creeper!

The Workout:

2-1-3

2 Push Ups
1 Burpee
3 Squats

The Rules:

Perform each exercise at the beginning of every minute for 20 minutes straight. Don't cheat and be ready to go each time. If you feel strong, go for 30 minutes. Have fun and train smart. Cool down with some stretches and yoga poses. 

BE A PART OF YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY...










Food For Fitness: Double Bean Burgers with Avocado Basil Cream

  
  
  
black bean burger

Blend Meatless Monday to Tasty Tuesday this week and make this amazing veggie burger with avocado basil sauce!  To keep it light make sure you used lite sour cream or better yet, Greek yogurt and always use whole grain buns!  Eat and enjoy!

Workout of the Week: Cardiovascular Fitness Blast

  
  
  
workout!
Here's an oldie but a goodie. I use this workout when I'm home or on the road. All you need is a stop watch and a jump rope.
 
How does it work?
Set your timer for 5 minutes. 
Choose 4 of your favorite exercises. I like to do upper body, lower body for the best Cardiovascular response.
The Workout:
1st Minute: Push Up
2nd Minute: Squat Jump
3rd Minute: Jump Rope 
4th Minute: Burpees
5th Minute: Lunges
That's 1 round. Depending on how much time try to complete 3-5 rounds. 
Have fun. Cool down with your favorite stretches and yoga poses. 
BE A PART OF YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY...

Food For Fitness: Stacey's Arena Style Crockpot Chili

  
  
  
healthy antioxidants!

If you liked my turkey pumpkin chili recipe then you'll love this crockpot chili!!
I enjoy mine sans the turkey. I also add black beans and a can of pumpkin and voilĂ  -- perfection! The array of colorful vegetables are sure to pack a healthful punch of vitamins and antioxidants. Enjoy after your next group fitness class! 

The Biggest Loser Crockpot Chili -- ARENA STYLE!

Ingredients


Workout of the Week: No Time? No Problem!

  
  
  
burpees!
Don't have time to workout this week? Try this 10 minute full body workout anywhere you want. All you need is a willingness to suffer. Have fun!


10 Minute Burn

5 Burpees
10 Sit ups

Start this on the minute, every minute for 10 minutes. So yeah, you gotta try to finish in a minute!  If you are a beast, go for 20 whole minutes!!!
Cool down with 10 minutes of your favorite stretches and yoga poses.

BE A PART OF YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY...









Food For Fitness: Italian White Bean Soup

  
  
  
Healthy Soup

Fall is all about sweaters, snuggles and soup!  Warm up this fall season with this light but hearty Italian White Bean soup.  It tastes almost like liquid pizza... Minus the calories!

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