Take this workout from a quick 5 minutes to a full 25 min workout and add a warm up and cool down to it for a complete workout.
Try going for 5 rounds at 45 sec of work/15 sec rest
I always love seeing the posts with Apple Nachos and always think how it would be such a fun and healthy snack to provide for my kids after school, but unfortunately we have a nut allergy in the family so many of the nacho ideas won't work.
I recently fell in love with chocolate hummus by delighted by dessert and it got me to thinking about my own Apple Nachos.
Apple Nachos "nut free"
1 apple sliced (I like Pink Lady)
2 tbsp. chocolate hummus (delighted by dessert)
2 tbsp. pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top
Feel free to add coconut, honey, or anything else your family likes for a fun topping!
When you are looking for something quick and easy in the evening, whether it be salty or sweet, here are a few snacks I recommend:
1. Hot Tea
2. Handful of nuts, popcorn, or pretzels
3. 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1/2 banana, and sprinkle of cinnamon (drizzle of honey if you need it)
4. Sunflower or pumpkin seeds with dried fruit
5. Hard boiled egg
6. Celery or apple w/ almond butter
7. Good quality beef jerky
8. Plantain chips w/ guacamole
9. Veggie sticks w/ hummus
10. Fresh berries and nuts
There have been many different views of Fitness Trackers from fitness experts that have left me questioning them myself at times because they don't track accurately, they count arm movements rather than steps, and may cause you to have an inaccurate sense of movement for the day.
After having one, not having one, to having one again; I am here to say that anything that helps you to get more movement into your life is a good thing.
Over the past few years I have continued to slowly gain weight and kept thinking that it must have something to do with hormones and being over 40. Then I began to really think about what I do in a day. I teach 2-4 fitness classes each day, which is the same or more than I used to
now I come home, get on my computer and work. I also make dinner, clean the house, and spend my free time reading. I no longer change diapers, chase after my toddlers, rock a crying child on my hip, get each and every child their snack, their water, help wipe bottoms, walk down to the park, or all the other various things I used to do when my kids were at home and needed my help with everything!
And now that I have a fitness tracker again, I can actually see how much this has made a difference in my movement throughout the day. I used to easily get 12,000 steps a day; now I'm having to not only teach my fitness classes, but also go for a walk or run, take some time to play with my kids, or get an extra workout in just to hit 10,000 steps. (what an eye opener!)
If your goal is to lose weight and get more movement in, in a day, then I highly recommend getting and using your fitness tracker. It might not be completely accurate but if you are working hard to get 10,000 steps in each and every day along with the other healthy habits that are recommended you will begin to notice a difference.
Interested in working to get your 10,000 steps in a day and need some accountability? Join our FACEBOOK Group!
Choose low or higher intensity for a 5 min workout
1 min shuffle w/ burpee
(Mod. Shuffle w/reach down)
1 min pushup to Warrior 1
(Mod. Warrior 1 or pushups)
1 min squat pulse 1 min plank reach back
(Mod. Bird dog or plank on knees)
1 min lunge w/ figure 8
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Mom, personal trainer, and corrective exercise specialist who wants to help you live an active and pain free life