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Personal Trainer?

Yea maybe not but my friends and family treat me as such and it’s so fun. By the end of it they hate me. Lol. I worked out with my friend Ashley today in town from Pittsburgh. She snapped a photo of me working out. That was pretty cool considering I have no action shots of me exercising. And you can see the shadow of my quads. Lol. So I had a really good time challenging my friend to things she thought she wouldn’t do again and helping her on her way to reaching her goals. Many have told me I should personal train….I dunno. Still thinking!!!

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Posted by on April 27, 2012 in Fitness, Motivation, Random

 

FAS Tip #4

Portion control! Very important when it comes your diet. Must take in less and burn more calories to lose weight. My tricks to controlling my portion? 1. Eating dinner on a small plate. To me this makes me feel as if I have a full plate but it’s less food. 2. Wait about 20 minutes before deciding I want seconds. It takes a while for my body to catch up sometimes and realize I’m no longer hungry. 3. Drink a lot of water before during and after a meal. Helps my belly get full and in turn I’m satisfied

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Fit and Sexy Tips

 

Gotta reward yourself every once in a while

I love my new gift to myself! I’m so excited for my heart rate monitor. I’m sure no one finds it as exciting as I do. But I noticed a difference today with trying to stay in my fat burning zone. I think it made my workout a lil more intense. Anyway..I been having my eye on one for a few months now and I finally got myself one! 😀 I’m
Also happy to know I am still getting a pretty good calorie burn even with most of the workout today being weight lifting. Oh one more thing! The elliptical heart rate reader thing picked up my heart rate. So I saw my actual heart rate right on the cardio machine without putting my hands on the annoying metal bars that aren’t always right anyway.

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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Motivation, Random

 

FAS Tip #3

Going to be out the house for a while? Plan ahead! I’m packing a half sandwich, raw almonds, dates and my bottle of water to keep me going for a few hours. Pick a few of your favorite HEALTHY snacks and go on with your day the right way!

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Fit and Sexy Tips

 

Healthy snack

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One of my favorite sweet snacks to have. PB on a banana! Yummm. With the banana you are getting a great source of fiber and potassium and the PB gives you protein and the good healthy fat. Healthy and tasty. Can’t beat it.

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Healthy Eating, Snacks

 

FAS Tip #2

STEP AWAY FROM THE SCALE! Do not obsess with weighing your self daily. Our weight fluctuates very often. Set a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly date to weigh yourself. If you don’t want to get discouraged and frustrated, trust me on this!

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Fit and Sexy Tips

 

20 minute Home workout..no equipment necessary

Here’s a quick workout I made up for at home. You do not need equipment but for some exercises you can add weight for a challenge. Do each move for 1 minute.

Jumping jacks
Squats
Pushups
Crunches
Rest
Burpees
Lunges
Tricep dips (on a chair or coffee table)
Leg lifts
Rest
Repeat once. Twice if you have a ton of energy! Each round should take 10 minutes

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Fitness

 

Breakfast shake

When I am pressed for time I have been making this shake for breakfast. So tasty and believe it or not it’s filling. Try it!

6oz low fat or fat free milk
1/2 cup quick oats (oatmeal)
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 banana frozen
A few ice cubes
Blend and be on your way out the door to work in minutes!
You’re welcome. Lol

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Healthy Eating, Smoothie/shake

 

FAS Tip #1

When eating out at restaurants ask for all dressings and sauces on the side. You will use less when dipping your salad or other food versus pouring it on. Therefore saving calories!

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Fit and Sexy Tips

 

Jumbalaya…The Healthy Way

For dinner I made my dad and I Jumbalaya! It was soooo delicious. Daddy loved it. Nice and healthy meal too. Well with a few slight changes from the regular. Here’s how to do it!
Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 zucchini, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 turkey Italian sausages
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 can fire-roasted tomatoes
1/2 lb shrimp
1/2 pound chicken
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion, zucchini, bell pepper, garlic and sausage slices for 5 minutes.
Add the quinoa and toss to coat, about 2 minutes.
Add broth and tomatoes to skillet and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
Add the shrimp and chicken and cover the pan. Cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy!

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Posted by on April 12, 2012 in Dinner, Healthy Eating