RECIPE: AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS
This recipe is quick and easy, but it also tastes amazing! My favorite kind of recipe. And using avocado gives you a healthier option than original deviled eggs. Try it out and let me know what you think!
- 6 large eggs, hard boiled
- 1 medium haas avocado
- 3 tsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp red onion, minced
- 1 tbsp diced jalapeno
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
- 1 tbsp diced tomato
- chile powder (for garnish)
Peel the cooled hard boiled eggs. Carefully cut the eggs in half horizontally, and put just 2 yolks in a bowl, discard the rest of the yolks. In the bowl, mash the avocado and the 2 yolks. Mix in lime juice, red onion, jalapeño and cilantro. Then, add salt and pepper to taste. Next, mix in the tomato. Scoop large spoonfuls of the avocado mix into the 12 halved egg whites. Sprinkle with a little chile powder for garnish and enjoy!
DAY 17 - FULL BODY WORKOUT
TGIF! Or TGI-Full Body Workout :) Either way, Friday is here and we have one last full body workout for the week. Give this one your all before enjoying your weekend. As usual, work in 30 minutes of cardio before or after the circuit. Now, grab some weights and let's get this party started.......ready, set, GO!
DAY 16 - AB WORKOUT
Welcome to Day 16! We are going to work on abdominals today. Having a strong core assists your entire body in operating at its optimum. We're going to tighten up our mid-sections and slim our waistlines with this circuit. Grab your weights, be sure to stretch for 5-10 minutes and then press play!
DAY 15 - FULL BODY WORKOUT
WE ARE HALF WAY!!! Congratulations Fit Fall-ers, we've made it to the half-way mark of our 30 days! How do you feel? I'm so inspired by your dedication and perseverance! I love hearing your feedback (good or bad;) and how things are going.
There is a reason this is called a CHALLENGE! We are going to have ups and downs. Not every day is gonna be easy. It's like anything else in life though, nothing else matters, just show up. A fitness challenge may seem trivial in the grand scheme of things, but such things are usually a reflection of how else we show up in life. Do you see things through? Do you find a rationalization to quit, or do you show up? And in this case, show up for 30 days. That's it. I don't care if you can only get through one round of the circuit. If you show up, you've kept your commitment. To me. To the community. And most importantly, to yourself. You said you were going to do it, and you've shown up. Follow through and finish it. This is an opportunity for you to challenge how you think about fitness, health, your life. Can you show up for yourself? I think you can. You've shown up for 15 days straight and that tells me you've not only got what it takes, but you've got a 'WHY' pushing you beyond your excuses, pushing you to be better, to be the best you can be. I'm so stoked you're here. Thank you for joining me and pushing me to be the best I can be. We're in this together. Let's do this!
You'll need your hand weights again today. And be sure to work in 30 minutes of cardio before or after this circuit. We got this......press play already!!
RECIPE: SMOKED SALMON WRAP
This recipe is super simple and great for when you are on the go and need something fast. The cool thing is there are so many kinds of wraps these days, you can change up the flavor all the time. This picture is with Rudi's plain gluten-free wrap, but I've used spinach and the sun-dried tomato version, which is the bomb! I also mix up the ingredients from time to time, but this is the recipe for what's pictured below. Give it a try this week and let me know how it goes!
Rudi's Gluten Free Plain Tortilla Wrap
Trader Joe's Wild Nova Scotia Smoked Sockeye Salmon
TJ's Garlic Hummus
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Lay out your wrap and smear on the hummus and pesto (amount to your liking). Place a small handful of spinach on top, as the hummus will sort of 'hold' the spinach in place. Next, put some smoked salmon on top and any other veggies or such that you like. Sprinkle a little pepper to taste. Wrap your tortilla up tight and enjoy!
DAY 14 - BOOTY WORKOUT!
Woohoo, today we're gonna rock a new booty workout! I hope you're ready to get that derriere toned and tightened, because this circuit will get you there! Be sure to take 5-10 minutes to warm-up before you start this one. We're gonna be using some big muscle groups, so make sure your body is nice and warm. Now, let's get going!
THE BIG 'D' - DISCIPLINE
Being disciplined can be tough. This is why I ask people to get clear on ‘WHY’ they want to make a change to their lifestyle, why they want to be REAL FIT. Because we ARE going to be tempted. We ARE going to be confronted by situations that make us uncomfortable, or angry, or tired. We ARE going to feel weak and want to revert back to our old habits, it's inevitable.
In those moments, the thing that keeps you on track, is having something bigger than the temptation. Something that reminds you of why you started all this. Something that resonates within you and jerks you out of whatever trance you're in, thinking you can eat an entire box of doughnuts and not suffer for it later. Mind you a 'WHY' is not "I want to be the skinniest person at work....etc", a WHY is something that elevates you to be the best you can be like, "I want to be as healthy as I can so my daughter and I can run a marathon for Leukemia in June of next year". That thing that brings you back and reminds you of who you are and what you are trying to do. Knowing that WHY helps you remember what you are working on achieving. And that WHY allows the DISCIPLINE to return and put you back on track. It makes being disciplined a little easier, because once you know what you want, it's hard to be deterred.
The word discipline has such a bad connotation to it, but really all it means is knowing what you want, and holding firm on it despite whatever the world throws at you. We tend to get distracted from what we want amid the hustle and bustle of life. We just need a little reminder of what is important to us, and the discipline seems to come naturally. You know how this feels. You've all been there at one time or another, when you just aren't tempted and you know what you need to do. In those moments it's usually because you have something higher motivating you, a 'WHY'.
So, if you didn't get a chance at the beginning of our 30 days to write down your WHY. I'm asking you to take a few minutes to do it today. Get clear on what you want and why it is important to you. Then, write it down, keep it close so you can see it daily and remind yourself of what's important. We all need a little reminder every now and then. You can even post it here to make it known. Then we can all support each other in staying true to our goals!
DAY 13 - FULL BODY WORKOUT
Good morning! How was your weekend? I hope you had a fantastic few days and were able to relax and enjoy yourself. We are back on Full Body Workouts for our Monday. You will need hand weights for this circuit and just like last week, try to fit in 30 minutes of cardio before or after your circuit. Now, let's take charge of this week by killing our Monday workout!!
That's right, Fit Fallers, it's a Rest Day! Enjoy your Sunday off. You can take a day to relax or if you're so inclined, do a bit of active rest. Go for a walk, play frisbee with some friends, or take a yoga class. Do whatever your body tells you to do. Tomorrow we'll be back at it!