Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thea’s Health Nut Green Juice



Thea’s Health Nut Green Juice
I have been in the juice mood lately, but I have noticed that most juices (even at health food stores) are filled with fruit. There is nothing wrong with fruit, but I see them as fillers to make things super duper sweet. Instead, I made my own… and LOVED IT!
You need a juicer for this one, sorry!
1 bunch kale
2 cucumbers
1 green apple
½ handful cilantro
1 lime

Monday, January 28, 2013

Christmas Eve, Workout!

Want to join in on my family holiday tradition? My sister and I love going on a run on Christmas eve and check out all the lights. There is a place around my house called Cripps Court, where all the houses are decorated.

Now, I know wherever you live there will be houses around with lights on. Check it out, and this time instead of driving by WALK OR RUN! Just bundle up, and enjoy the company of your friend or family.

I love doing this, and really feel great when I get home. It helps get me excited to give, and open presents Christmas morning!

Motivation Monday: Weekly Goal Setting

What are you working on this week?

My personal goal is to stay focused and not drink this weekend.

Sounds silly, but there have been so many social events and work events that involve drinking lately. I enjoy drinking from time to time, but my body definitely feels sluggish after drinking.

This week no drinks for me, even with all the super bowl parties going on.. I am making it a super small goal, and decision to not drink.

Do you ever set small goals like this for yourself? If so, what are some of them; I would love to hear!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Workout of the Day:Cardio Queen

I get super bored at the gym doing just one thing for an hour. Do you feel the same way? Try this!

15 min Elliptical
15 min Stair master
15 min Crosstrainer
15min Treadmill

(on each machine every 3 minutes increase the speed, incline, or resistance)


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Gym Motivation: My Music Playlist

I have been glued to my music lately, and my headphones are on 24/7. Since moving to the city, I walk everywhere or am on the bus. I have been feeling inspired while listening to good jams to create fun workouts. Especially a more recent mix.

My friend Rich Pilkington is a music producer in London, and I am pretty much obsessed with his new "Vegas Mix". This playlist is super upbeat House Music, and if you are in to house I am confident that you will like it.

If you want to hear more of his music, listen here.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Thea's Sweet & Nutty Snack Spread

Yum, yum, yum!!!!! I just made this, and had to post right away!

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. Raw Almond Butter
2 Tbsp. Greek yogurt
1/2 Tbsp. Stevia (optional)

USES:
Spread on ezekiel bread, rice cakes, or crackers
Spread on your favorite Protein Pancake, Homemade Protein Bar, or egg whites.
Dip (dates, banana, apple slices)
Blend with protein powder!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Workout Of The Day: Upper Body Circuit

Need a killer gym circuit? Here you go!!!

2 min rower
1 min shoulder press
2 min rower
1 min pushups
2 min rower
1 min bicep curls
2 min rower
1 min pull ups

REPEAT replacing the rower with 2min jump roping

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Upper Body Resistance Band Workout

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Upper Body Resistance Band Workout:
Do you travel a lot, have kids, or simply hate the gym? I have a workout that might just fit your needs, all you need is a resistance band!
10 chest press
10 rows
10 shoulder press
10 bicep curls
10 tricep extensions
10 reverse flyes
Repeat this circuit 3 times.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ginger Sesame Kale Salad


Ginger Sesame Kale Salad
Recipe:
Ingredients:
3 cups kale ( I like to massage the kale and let it sit  covered in a bowl with a wet paper towel, don’t ask me why)
¼ cup cooked quinoa
½ cup grated cucumber ( you can dice or chop, but I like cucumber grated)
Handful of chopped almonds
½ cup apple (my fave are fuji)
Dressing:
1 tbsp. sesame oil
½ Tbsp. Braggs amino acids
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
1 tsp. dried ginger

Directions: Mix all ingredients and toss with dressing.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Workout of the day: Outdoor Run

Who wants to run? Lately, I've been getting back in to it and playing around with different ways of making running more fun. Here is one idea you can try!

*stopwatch or timer needed

Jog for 3 minutes
Sprint for 30 seconds
Jog for 2.5 minutes
Sprint for 30 seconds
Jog for 2 minutes
Sprint for 30 seconds
Jog for 1.5 minutes
Sprint for 30 seconds
Jog for 1 minute
Sprint for 30 seconds
Jog for 30 seconds
Sprint for 30 seconds

Repeat!