Archive for May, 2011

From time to time, you have to step it up a notch.  Here’s a little Tabata protocol: 20 seconds all out effort, 10 seconds recovery and complete 8 cycles.  You can do a Tabata with any exercise movement from push ups to squats to bicep curls.  We used 4 different compound movements in this sequence.  I applaud Stacy for allowing me to shoot her in this video.  She previously finished an intense 45 minute workout prior to recording.  This is not intended for the de-conditioned!

Any takers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09MD6JRnQzQ&feature=player_detailpage

Hey everyone,

I hope you are having a pleasant morning.  In the next few days the Sun should come out so we can get outdoors and enjoy the weather.  I encourage you to do your best and continue to get up and keep moving.  I came across this post from Active.com.  Although it is geared toward athletes, I think the information is beneficial to all.  There’s an inner athlete in all of us called competition.  Check it out!

Healthy Ways to Handle Food Cravings | Active.com.

A friend of mine sent me this recipe. It looks fairly simple and I’m sure it tastes delicious.  Looking at the ingredients, it seems well-balanced with good nutritional value and not whole lot of calories.  Have a get together Mexican style and give it try!   

Ingredients:                                                                                                                                                  
Marinade and Dressing

  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • dash of salt
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

Tacos

  • 1 pound cleaned medium shrimp (about 35-40)
  • 4 cups finely shredded Cole slaw mix
  • 1 package of whole wheat taco size tortillas

Directions for the marinade and dressing;

  • In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients and stir well.

Directions for Tacos;

  1. Heat broiler to high.  In a medium-size bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the marinade and the shrimp.
  2. In a second medium sized bowl, combine remaining marinade and the Cole slaw mix.  Let both marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer shrimp to broiler pan.  Broil a few inches from heat for 5-7 minutes, turning once.
  4. Warm a tortilla in microwave for 10 seconds.  Top with 4 or 5 shrimp and 1/4 cup slaw.  Repeat with all ingredients.

Makes 8-10 tacos
Per Taco: Calories: 195, Fat: 6g, Protein: 9g, Carbohydrate: 27g, Fiber: 5g