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Good Morning!

I am going to kick of this WIAW with another round of weakly eats since I didn’t get to post about some of these recipes yet.  Some I did post about, aka: my homemade candies, which you will see if you keep reading 🙂  I needed to share them again because they are Amazing, just saying.

What I Ate Wednesday: Fun Food & Fitness

First up:

Cheesy Zucchini Cakes

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Secret Ingredient:

laughing cow

I used one big zucchini and grated it, squeezed off the extra liquid and then seasoned 🙂  Seasoning: Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and 2 laughing cow garlic and herb wedges.  These turned out great. I ate some and then reheated the leftovers for lunch.  They were good reheated too, just fyi.

Protein Cheesecake Pudding

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1 packet fat free, sugar free pudding mix, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, stevia for sweetener if needed.  Mix all ingredients together in a blender and place in refrigerator until set.  Enjoy!

The perfect bite- with blueberries and fat free reddi whip 🙂

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Homemade Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Sea Salt- These are the candies I was talking about… you know you want to make them… NOW.

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See recipe

I finally tried Flatout Wraps- These have 9 grams of protein in them!  You know me and my protein love.

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I love Chipotle Bowls!

Extra chicken on this one, with a small amount of brown rice and corn, lettuce, cheese and guac on the side.

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Flatbread crackers.  I keep these in my car for a quick pick me up.  Like the other day when I was starving sitting in traffic- Perfect!

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Power Packed Protein Waffles with blueberry sauce

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Waffles:  1.5 scoops vanilla protein powder, 3 egg whites, stevia, 2 tbsp oats, water.  Mix mix mix and put into a waffle maker- A few minutes later= genius meal!

Blueberry Sauce:  About 1/2 cup blueberries, 2 stevia packets, splash of lemon juice.  Heat on stove for about 10 minutes.  This makes a few servings 🙂  Enjoy.

What have you been eating lately? Make sure you head over to Jen’s blog to see what she’s been cooking up for WIAW too!

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Good Morning!

The other day I was looking through my No Nonsense Magazine and discovered some great cardio workouts that didn’t include running, thank God!  Running and myself have a confused relationship. Sometimes we like each other and sometimes we don’t  😉

Anyway, this magazine is the bomb!  I love all the workout tips, recipes, and diet plans.

Here are a few cardio workouts that I have adapted from the magazines that I thought I would share.  If you HATE running, some of these are perfect for you if you still want to keep your heart rate up!

1. HIIT Cardio.  

HIIT

This type of cardio doen’t have to be on a treadmill, you can do it on the elliptical or even the bike 🙂  I did it on the elliptical the other day and time flew by!

Warm up:  5 Minutes

1:40  moderate intensity

20 seconds Max intensity- GO ALL OUT!

Cool Down:  5 minutes

Total:  30 Minutes

2.  Sprinting and Plyometrics

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Long Jumps

3. Plyometric Superset:

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For the Glute Raises, there are many ways you can do them.   You can do them on the floor and lift one leg at a time, or you can do them with a foot on a bench or with your back on a stability ball.   Any way is fine 🙂

Some other Plyometric exercises include:

If you love running then go for it, but if you don’t, what other types of cardio do you enjoy? Or do you just hate doing cardio all together?   Some exercises that I really don’t enjoy (to put it nicely) are : Wall balls, and tuck jumps!



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