Hotel Workout

hotel workout

Hey guys! Someone asked me recently if I had a good hotel workout she could do because she travels a lot for work and doesn’t always love to go to the hotel gym or it is just too crowded.

I came up with this for her and all of you. I hope you find it helpful! It is definitely travel friendly and the only thing you will need to bring is the will power to do it and a resistance band!

There are 3 different workouts that you can do, one each day or if you have more time you can combine them in any combo that you like. I said to do 3 rounds but if you are pressed for time 2 would do or one round in each category. Keep it handy and play around with it.

Total body:

Dips on chair or bench x 15

Body weight squats x 25

Plank x 1 min

Resistance band bicep curls x 15

Mt. Climbers x 15

Walking lunges (the length of wherever you can find)

Push ups x 15

Calf raises x 20

Repeat 3 rounds and rest when needed

Upper body:

Wall Push ups x 15

Resistance band shoulder press x 12

Forearm plank with alternating one leg up x 30 sec each side

Dips x 15

Resistance band bicep curls x 12

Plank shoulder taps x 20

Repeat 3 rounds and rest when needed

Lower body:

Alternating lunges forward x 12

Alternating lunges backwards x 12

Bridges one leg x 12 each leg (maybe lay on a towel, because ewwww…)

Wall sit x 1 min

Squat jumps x 12 (who cares if the people below you care-you are a stranger to them-but try to land lightly on your feet 🙂

Side lunge x 12 each side

Plie’ squat x 15 (wide leg and toes pointed out)

Repeat 3 rounds and rest when needed

Look how awesome you are….caring about your workout when you travel!!

🙂 🙂 🙂

xo,

Adrienne

PNB & Banana Oatmeal

pnb and banana oats

I made this one in my Dutch oven on the stove the other day and I am just finishing up the last batch for tomorrow’s breakfast. Nothing fills me up and sets me up for a good day (nutritionally) like an oatmeal breakfast. It covers all the basis. No cravings and no crazy binge moments because I am all of a sudden starving! Oatmeal and peanut butter “stick to your ribs”, that is for sure! And to think this recipe was created b/c I broke the can opener trying to open the can of pumpkin and I was too cheap to buy pecans to make an official pumpkin oatmeal! I love signs from the universe! This one was, “just use peanut butter and banana silly!”

What you need>>>

2 cups oats

2 c unsweetened almond milk

1 large banana-chopped

2 tsp honey

2 heaping tbsp natural peanut butter

spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger-to your liking

(you could also add chia seeds and or flax seeds….or nuts!)

How to make>>>

In pot or Dutch oven on stove top combine all ingredients over med heat. Let it go for a few min and then stir and simmer for 15 to 20 min.

Makes 5 servings!! Enjoy!! Great for those weekly meal preps or for a family breakfast that morning! xo, A

Simple Egg Bake

simple egg bake

 

Hello! So I know you hear me talk about meal prep a lot and how it really WILL lead to your success but have you actually tried it yet?

Over the weekend I made this simple egg bake with what I had in the fridge:

Eggs-7 to 8

Almond milk-1 cup

Peppers-1/2 cup

Mushrooms-1/2 cup

Onions-1/4 cup

Mozzarella and feta cheeses-1/2 cup total

Flour-1/2 cup (not white)

Season with salt, pepper, basil, oregano, paprika, cayenne and or red pepper flakes

You can use any combo of ingredients though…..tomatoes, spinach, meat, etc.

Beat the eggs and then add the milk and flour to a mixing bowl and blend together well

Pre-heat oven to 350

In a baking dish add cheese, chopped veggies and meat if you used some and spread out evenly

(use a cooking spray of not using a non stick pan)

Then add the egg, milk and flour mixture

Bake for 35 min, let cool and then cut into squares or rectangles and store in fridge for future meals.

simple egg bake 3

Today I am actually eating this for breakfast and dinner!

Yummy and healthy!!

Enjoy guys and remember when you have healthy food in the fridge ready to eat you are more likely to stick to your fitness goals!!

xo, Adrienne

 

 

HIIT the DECK 20 min total body workout

hit the deck

 

Hi guys!! Do you know what the most common answer to the question “do you workout” is? “No, I just don’t have time.” TIME-by far the number 1 answer. We are busy people and I know time to work on our bodies is not always conveniently available!! But guess what if you can make a commitment to 20 minutes a day then you can do this workout at home! You should give yourself just 20 min a day and the benefits will be worth it!

What I want to say very politely and with the best of intentions is that YOU HAVE 20 MINUTES. You have time to do a quick HIIT workout!

HIIT consists of short, intense bursts of exercise with either active recovery (like less intense exercise) or complete rest in between.

So I am urging you to buy a few fitness supplies like dumbbells, kettlebells and a mat and hit the deck!

Go outside, let the sun’s rays shine on you and take just 20 minutes to do this quick but effective workout a few times per week!

Start: on your mat in a child’s pose stretch and then pop up to a down dog-holding each for about 20 seconds. Then slowly walk your feet in and raise your body one vertebrae at a time so that your heads comes up last and take 3 deep breaths before you begin your routine.

Kettlebell swings: 15 with a lighter weight KB and then 15 with a heavier weight KB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

DB bicep curls: 15 with your lightweight DB and then 15 with your heavier weight DB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

DB rows: 15 with your lightweight DB and then 15 with your heavier weight DB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

DB triceps kickbacks: 15 with your lightweight DB and then 15 with your heavier weight DB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

Kettlebell swings: 15 with a lighter weight KB and then 15 with a heavier weight KB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

DB Deadlift: 15 with your lightweight DB and then 15 with your heavier weight DB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

On your mat: 20 single leg lifts on each leg, 20 full plank shoulder taps, 20 Mountain climbers

Rest for 20 sec

KB squat with row: 20 with a lightweight KB and then 20 with your heavier weight KB-no break

End: on your mat in a child’s pose stretch and then pop up to a down dog-holding each for about 20 seconds. Then slowly walk your feet in and raise your body one vertebrae at a time so that your heads comes up last and take 3 deep breaths before you end your routine.

That’s it!

Great job and please know… I am proud of YOU!! xoxo, A

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Sweet Potato Salad

simple and quick sweet potato salad

TAKE 3 MED SIZED WASHED WITH SKIN ON WHOLE SWEET POTATOES AND CUT INTO LARGE ROUND SLICES LIKE IN THE PICTURE (keep the skin on-lots of nutrition in them) THEN BOIL IN POT FOR 10 MIN.

WHILE POTATOES ARE BOILING:

CHOP 2 CELERY RIBS AND 1 QUARTER OF A MED ONION OF YOUR CHOICE

IN BOWL ADD CELERY, ONION, 2 HEAPING TBSP OF PLAIN 0% GREEK YOGURT AND 1 HEAPING TBSP SPICY BROWN MUSTARD

WHEN POTATOES ARE DONE, DRAIN AND RUN COOL WATER OVER THEM.

ADD THEM TO THE BOWL AND SPRINKLE WITH SALT, PEPPER AND FRESH PARSLEY OR DILL.

MIX GENTLY TO COAT THE POTATOES AND CHILL IN THE FRIDGE.

**CAN ALSO ADD HARD BOILED EGGS IF YOU WANT-I SUGGEST  2 OR 3**

ALL DONE!!

BRING IT TO YOUR SUMMER PARTIES OR JUST MAKE AS A SIDE DISH FOR DINNER WHENEVER! I MADE A BATCH AND HAVE BEEN EATING IT FOR BREAKFAST, SNACK, LUNCH AND DINNER ALL WEEK! IT’S PRETTY MUCH DELICIOUS AND GOES WITH EVERYTHING!

ENJOY!

A

 

Meal Prep-chicken 4 ways-8 mini meals for the week

meal prepping completeMeal prep!! Essential for success! I used what I had on hand and made sure to keep it quick and simple (5 or less ingredients).

The prep took just under and hour! Well worth the time because now I am ready for the week or at least the first few days!

I took 1 package of chicken breast that was 1.3 lbs and slow cooked it  for 6 hours on low with:

water to cover chicken

lemon wedges (2 whole lemons quartered) and celery (about 3 stalks)

bay leaves (2)

dash salt, pepper, garlic and coriander

**After 6 hours on low turn off and let everything cool for an hour

** Take chicken out and start shredding it with 2 forks-should fall apart pretty easy

Meal 1: Chicken salad with Greek yogurt

1 cup shredded chicken mixed with:

2 tsp feta cheese

2 tsp chopped red onion

2 tsp chopped kalamata olives

2 heaping tbsp. plain 0% Greek yogurt

Mix well and divide in half into 2 containers

Top with chopped tomatoes

Pictured below:

meal preppin chick salad

 

 

 

 

 

Meal 2: Spinach salad with chicken and strawberries

Fill up 2 small containers with fresh spinach leaves

Add 1/2 c shredded chicken to each one

Add silvered or crushed almonds to each-about 2 tsp

Add feta or shredded mozzarella to each-about 2 tsp

Add chopped fresh strawberries to each-about 1/4 c to each

Make your own balsamic dressing in separate container: 2 parts water, 2 parts oil,1 part balsamic vinegar

Pictured below:

meal preppin spin salad

 

 

 

 

 

Meal 3: Chicken noodle and mushroom soup

Cook 1 cup dry noodles according to pkg. and drain, place noodles back in pot

Strain the broth from the crock pot into the noodle pot-leaving behind the celery, bay leaves and lemons

Add 1 and 1/2 cups of the shredded chicken breast to the pot

Chop about 1/2 cup mushrooms and add to pot on med heat for about 10 to 12 min then cool and store or eat!

Pictured below:

meal preppin chick mush soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meal 4: Chicken, cheese and raw veggies

Take remaining chicken, split in half and add to 2 small containers

Chop peppers (any and all colors) and add to container

Add about 1/4 c chopped mozzarella cheese to each container

Add celery and or carrots (broccoli and or cauliflower would be good too!) to each container

Humus would be a great addition to this one but I didn’t have any!

Pictured below:

meal ppeppin chick raw veggies

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it! You are well on your way to eating right, getting doses of protein in throughout the day and not having to stop for fast food or binge when you get home because you didn’t have food with you throughout the day!

I usually eat 4 to 5 small meals per day with fruit, nuts and sometimes a smoothie for breakfast. I also have a protein shake with just water immediately after my workout.

**A typical day might be:

Smoothie or eggs and avocado/toast 7:30 am

Chicken salad with Greek yogurt 10:30 am

Workout/shake 12:45-maybe a small apple or half sweet potato too

Spinach salad with strawberries and chicken around 2:30/3

Dinner-something healthy that I make that night like fish/rice and asparagus around 6

Nuts and fruit as dessert around 9:30

Planning feels good and being prepared and ready feels good! Your body wants and needs food often! Don’t neglect it!!

It should be a top priority!!

xoxo-A