Wednesday, February 29, 2012

~Best Juiced Meal Yet~

This smoothie is way good! I know it has more fruits and a few less veggies but it is still very healthy! I found the fruit really cheap at Sunflower market, along with the Greek yogurt.The Greek Gods Greek yogurt is my favorite and the flavor is natural honey so it is really good as well, not like other Greek yogurts. I added some milk and ice which are not pictured so don't forget those. So here's the mix:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (honey flav)
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 largo banana
  • 1 cucumber
  • 7 fresh frozen strawberries
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 cups of raspberries
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 ice cubes
 My son loves to turn on the blender! Every time he hears it turn on he comes crawling as fast as he can. I have to hold him back from turning it higher! :) What a lil stud!

Monday, February 27, 2012

~Monday MonStar~


 Its the beginning of a new week and its a Monday! This smoothie is just what you need to get the week started off right! This is loaded with ingredients to boost your energy and kick start your week. The trainer, Bob, from biggest loser suggested that giving your body raw oats will do more to energize than three cups of coffee throughout the day. Give it a try- This smoothie is my favorite for getting it done and feelin good all day long.


    • 1 Cucumber
    • 1 Avocado
    • 1/2 cup raw oats
    • 1/2 cup Blueberries
    • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I prefer honey flavored)
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 6 Strawberries
Enjoy! 

    Friday, February 24, 2012

    ~Tha Hunger Killa~


           Today's meal was my own invention, BUT it turned out to be pretty good! This recipe had a lot more fruit than others plus the added oatmeal. It was REALLY filling- I eat a lot of food throughout the day, and I was not hungry until 7 hours later. For me that is unheard of!
     -3 cups of spinach
    - 1 Banana
    - 2 Celery stocks
    - 2 Carrots
    - 1 HUGE table spoon of Peanut Butter:)
    - 8 Strawberries
    - 3 Ice cubes
    - 1 Egg (if you'd like)
    - 1 1/2 cups of raw Oats
    - 1 cup milk (reg, almond, soy, don't matter)
    - Last step, kiss hunger goodbye for up to 7 hours
    Go get em- Yeah Buddy! 




    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Back 'n' Bi Workout

             This isn't your traditional back and bi workout out, but its amazing. I started doing hang jerks or hang cleans on back day because if not I never get them in. I start out with that, which will for sure get you warmed up and your blood flowing everywhere! From there the lifts are pretty common. If you have any questions let me know, feel free to comment on the post.

    * Hang Jerk: 3 sets of 8-10 (my last set I could only get 4)

    * Close Grip Barbell Curls: 4 sets of 15
    ~superset with~
    * Back Flies: 4 sets of 15

    * Lat Pulldowns: 3 sets of 10-12 (heavy, I like to use the bar that lets you have your palms facing in)
    ~superset with~
    * Cable Curls: 3 sets of 12-15 (one arm at a time, concentrate and flex at the top of ea. rep)

    *Shoulder Shrugs: 3 sets of 15
    ~superset with~
    *Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 15 (these should be heavy and really hard)

    That's this weeks Back and Bi workout, git it done son. Yeah Buddy
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    Chest And Tris Wokout

          

          This workout was this last Monday's workout for me. I try to keep my heartbeat up during the entire workout so I go from set-to-set and do the entire thing within 75 minutes. I understand there are a number of different ways to target these muscle groups. This is just one of many workouts. Give it a try and lemme know what you think!

     
     *Incline Dumbbell Bench Press: 5 sets of 5 (heavy)
    *Tricep Rope Extension: 3 sets of 15
    *Narrow Grip Smith Machine Press (to the chin): 3 sets of 10-12
    *Over-the-head Tricep Extention: Lying down on a bench 3 sets of 10 (heavy)
    *Push-ups: Narrow Grip & Wide Grip: 3 sets of 10 each
    *Dips: if you have anything left in the tank finish off with 3 sets of as many as you can!

    If you can superset (do two at a time taking turns) then do so- It will help keep your heart rate up!

    Give it a shot, if you have any questions lemme know! Go get em-Yeah Buddy!

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    The Smoothie of Febuary-22-2012- Good stuff!

    Here are the ingredients for today's smoothie! It was super tasty despite what you might think because of all of the veggies! I put everything into my blender at once and it did great work of blending it all up. I do use the "Ninja" blender so remember that its no regular blender. Okay so the ingredients are as follows:
    1 cucumber
    1 apple
    2 carrots
    3 cups of spinach
    1 1/2 cups of almond milk
    2 stocks of celery
    1 banana
    5 ice cubes

    It is delish and loaded with nutritious shtuff! Hope you like it!

    Meal of Champions

    This was last nights meal. I have really taken to yams and sweet potatoes. I don't think I will ever turn down this plate no matter how many times I eat it:) This dinner consisted of:


    -1 10 oz Elk steak
    -Green beans (as much as you want)
    -1 large sweet potato (plain)
    -20 oz of water

    I found that if you stay away from artificially sweet foods through out the day then come time to eat a meal you don't need to add butter, salt, nor pepper. By doing this you will cleanse your pallet and the yams or sweet potatoes will taste sweet enough to eat plain. For the steak I used olive oil and a mesquite marinade, let them sit during the day in the fridge then cooked them using the George Forman grill (helps get rid of the artery clogging fats). Stay fresh with the veggies when you can. Some processed fruits and veggies may only have 20% of their nutrients that they started with by the time we eat them. So just buy fresh and help yourself out.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Juice Meal 2-21-12




    Today's juice meal is delish! Today I threw in just what I had left in the kitchen, and it turned out to be pretty darn good. The ingredients today were as follows:


    4 cups of baby spinach
    2 oranges
    1 apple
    5 ice cubes
    1 cup of H20

    Turned out to be pretty good. I need to head to the store and get a few more veggies and fruits for tomorrows drink! Healthy livin!

    Friday, February 17, 2012

    -Fruit Blast Smoothie-

    This weeks smoothie that I wanted to share with you all is a pure fruit smoothie, for those of you who have more of a sweet tooth:) The smoothie includes:



    * 8-10 ice cubes
    * 1 banana
    * 5-8 strawberries
    * Mixed Berries (black, raspberry, etc.)
    * If you're feeling it (which I was) throw in some raw oatmeal to thicken it up!

    This smoothie is a winner. If you have any suggestions or comments to add or make the smoothie better, write it up in the comment box below!

    Thursday, February 9, 2012

    CrossFit attempt



    Tonight at the gym I attempted the workout of the video I posted in my last post. Obviously I didn't try the same weight but i was able to get the 30 reps in. The Crossfit workouts are definitely on the rise. My personal opinion is that the workouts you find in Crossfit gyms are more beneficial for your personal fitness and health. I am going to attend a full workout soon and I will report on how things go. And maybe even give you some first hand media:) Wish me luck!
    PS- This pic is not me...yet

    CrossFit with Rob Orlando



    This stud Rob Orlando lifts 275 lbs 30 times (clean and jerk) in a CrossFit challenge!

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    -Eating Your Veggies-

    There were three tips that I got from my nutrition class and three tips I found online on how to make sure you eat your veggies. The tips are from the top ranked tips from my my nutrition class and the others are from a online poll from webmd.com

    Tips from class:

    1. Make sure you include them on your shopping list (this may seem obvious but it really is the first step, and in order to eat em you gotta have em:)
    2. Put the veggies in some of your already favorite recipes (sneak them in small amounts at first if you don't like them)
    3. Drink your veggies! This may seem extreme but if you put small amounts into your smoothie you won't even notice they are there. Make your own Green Monster, as seen in previous posts!

    Tips from online:

    1. Make it a habit to include a veggie in each meal plan. Start off small and add more and more as you go along.
    2. Sprinkle a bit of cheese over cooked veggies and you'll love the taste of your revamped veggies
    3. Slip the veggies into strong flavored dishes such as spaghetti and pastas.

    Monday, February 6, 2012


    Your inner self wants you to reach your full potentialDon't fight against your own desires!

    video

    Here is the video for our making of the Green Monster! It was a delicious tasting super drink that kept me going all day long! Loved it!

    The Ninja


    So I gave in and bought the Ninja Kitchen aid. I bought the blender for 100 dollars and it has already been well worth the money. I have used the blender at LEAST twice a day. It is great for fruit blends/smoothies but I also love it for mixing protein powder drinks. Soon to come I will show you the video of our first Green Power smoothie. I am trying to perfect the art of smoothie making and the drinks keep getting better. I have yet to add sugar to any of the recipes I have made and so far I haven’t missed the added sugar, or even needed it. Natural fruit sugars are the way to go!!! Yeah Buddy!

    The ALPHA of the fitness post


    Today is the day we tap into the plentiful well of natural fitness information. I hope this blog will generate success for everyone of its readers. Those who read and apply the information from the articles posted WILL experience progress in their fitness and health goals. I am confident the hints and tips used in this post will help those who are seeking to improve themselves.