Healthy Food Odyssey

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Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Quick and Healthy Dinner: Braised Chicken Thighs and Spinach Tomato Couscous

I was so tired last night, and did not really feel like cooking dinner, but also knew I couldn’t eat out healthily. So, I threw this together, and it was … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Working Out to Exhaustion: My Med of Choice

I guess I’ve never really lifted weights to exhaustion, or muscle failure. I have done it twice now since I started training for my new career. And I can’t believe … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

End of Week 1: Getting Specific with Fitness and Health Goals

As I’m reading Chapter 19 in my NASM CPT 4 textbook, Lifestyle Modification and Behavioral Coaching, I am realizing that I really need to get specific about my own health, … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Post-workout power breakfast

This is one of my favorite protein-rich breakfasts that keeps me full and satisfied until lunch. You got veg, protein, healthy fat, and carbs from the beans. And, it’s super … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Healthy Taco Salad That Satisfies

This is the tastiest and most satisfying dinner! And super fast and easy, as well. I make taco meat with grass-fed beef and an all organic taco mix and tomato … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Day 5 – best breakfast muffins, interval cardio, and more studying

The best muffins ever! I call these Mama’s Muffins – a base of oat bran and oats, with shredded carrots, shredded granny smith apples, honey, applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon, and raisins. … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Back, Lats, and Biceps – the Wednesday workout

Had to do my strength training at home today, so I chose these exercises that can be done with dumbbells or nothing at all. I’m finding that I need 45 … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Getting Organized – Studying for the NASM CPT 4 Exam

As a former teacher, professor, and all around office supply nut, I love organizing! The first thing I’ve done to study for the NASM CPT 4 exam is to get … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 3 – 1st day of 20-min aerobic interval training

So, woke up a little bit before 5, grabbed a shot of espresso and a can of La Croix, and headed to my elliptical. According to the guide I’m following … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Day 2 – first weights day

Started the day right with a morning strength training session. Did 2 exercises for each muscle group (chest, shoulders, and triceps), and then I threw in some abs at the … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day 1 – on my way to becoming a personal trainer

See my starting stats here. Day 1 just happens to be a Sunday, so it’s actually a rest day. I’ll highlight my food choices for today, along with any exercise … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Idea

I’m 37, a stay-at-home mom, and not happy with my food or fitness level. I had the crazy idea this past week to become a personal trainer. I’ve got the … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

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