We did it! Congratulations on successfully completing the Fit Fall 30 Day Challenge! You are all so inspirational, I'm completely blown away by your participation. Thank you so much for being a part of our community and working towards your continued health & wellness. I've got just a few parting words for you...
Here it is Fit Fallers, the final workout of our Challenge!! We're almost there! The end is in sight! We've got one more round of exercises to complete our incredible journey. Let's finish it out with some waist slimming ab exercises that will have our tummies toned and tight in no time. You'll need your weights and be sure to have some water close by because this one is gonna make you sweat :) P.S. Keep an eye on your inbox for the final video of our Challenge!
Salads are an excellent way to get lots of greens and veggies into our diet. I love how easy they are in preparation and I really love the freshness of the ingredients! This one is all of those things and more. The cilantro dressing really makes this salad with the crispness of the cilantro combined with garlic and smoothed out by the greek yogurt. I challenge you to try this recipe and NOT have it become one of your new favorites!
1 large head of romaine (or 2 medium)
15 oz. can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large orange bell pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes
5 green onions
1 cup loosely packed cilantro stems removed
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash of agave
For the dressing, put all dressing ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Finely chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green onions. Cube the avocado. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Toss with dressing and enjoy!
Alright you guys, it's Hump Day, so let's get over on it before it gets over on us! We can get after it by killing our Full Body Workout today. It's going to burn, but burn in a good way, one that brings us to our higher, fitter selves. We've only got a couple days of the Challenge left, so let's pull out all the stops and meet our goal with gusto! Grab your weights and some water and let's get after it!
Woohoo! We're almost there Fit Fallers! Can you believe it? You've been so dedicated for 28 days now and we are almost to our goal. Congrats on making it this far, let's power it out for the last few days here! We've got an awesome Leg & Booty Workout to do today. Grab your weights and some water and let's get to it!!
It's MONDAY!!! Ok, so maybe you're not that excited about it being Monday, I wasn't either to be honest :) But, I find that if I hold myself to my commitment of scheduling in some exercise each day, I end up feeling great when I'm done, even if I felt awful when I started. As the saying goes, 'You only regret the workout you didn't do.'
In addition, it helps to remember that our daily habits are what shape our lives. With this in mind, I chose to keep the fitness habit up today by starting with this Full Body Workout, and am I glad I did! Now I feel energized to tackle my day and satisfied that I kept my word to myself. I like being able to start the week off on a good, positive tone and what better way to do that, than to get in your 'body loving' workout! So, let's get this week started right! As usual, fit in 30 minutes of active cardio before or after this circuit. And when you're done, let me know how you feel in the comments below!
Yes, Fit Fallers, it's a Rest Day! Enjoy your Sunday any way you like. Kick your feet up and do nothing, take in a movie, go for a slow stroll, whatever moves you. Our bodies and our minds need these days to reflect and get back to what is important to us. Take some time to set your intention for the remainder of our 30 Days, to power it out and finish with a bang!
Confession time again: I LOVE spring rolls! I could eat them all day long, especially with the super yummy peanut sauce detailed below. I make them a lot, mixing up the ingredients I use, or using whatever I have in the refrigerator. Usually, I prepare them for dinner and make a side of rice noodles tossed in the peanut sauce. And I try to make too many spring rolls, so I can have some for lunch the next day! If you haven’t tried to make these, don’t be afraid, they're so simple and easy to make. Check it out!
Veggies (carrots, jicama, cucumber, green onion, bell pepper, asparagus, to name a few)
Tofu (sometimes I use chicken or shrimp too)
Rice Stick Noodles (Rad Na)
1/4 c. nut butter (but peanut tastes the most authentic)
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp. soy sauce
3 tsp. rice vinegar
1.5 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. fresh ginger (grated)
1 tsp. sriracha sauce or chili paste
water as needed
Place nut butter and honey in a small bowl and mix until combined. Then, add remaining ingredients except water and mix together. Add a small (1 tsp) amount of water and mix. Keep adding water until you get your desired consistency. I keep it a bit thicker for things like spring rolls and I add more water for things like putting on rice or soba noodles. Either way, it is super tasty!!
Next I cut the veggies into thin long strips (approx. 3 inches). Chop the green onions and the cilantro. Cut the tofu into long strips as well. Then wet your spring roll paper with warm water until loose. Lay out on flat surface. Working quickly, place tofu, veggies, onions, sprouts and cilantro in the center of the spring roll paper. Then, fold together like a burrito. Repeat. You can add peanut sauce in before you roll them up or you can use the peanut sauce for dipping. Either way they’re soooo good!
Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is going well! We've got one more workout before our rest day, so let's make it a strong one. This Upper Body Workout will tone your arms, shoulders, back and chest. Grab your weights and start with 3 rounds of the circuit, moving on to 4 or 5 if you feel good! Let's go!!