Monthly Archives: September 2016

Abs & Plyo Workout

Happy Friday everyone! I have a new workout for you all that I tested out this week. For those of you who don’t know, all the workouts I post on here (unless otherwise specified) have been designed and tested out by yours truly. So, I would never post anything on here that I haven’t tried out myself! Occasionally I might share workouts that I’ve gotten from others that I really enjoyed but everything has been tested out by me..and usually Amanda. She’s slightly a workout mooch haha and either just copies my old workouts or asks me to come up with one for her.

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Banded Booty Blaster Workout

People can underestimate the power of accessory work and, in particular, resistance bands. I designed this workout to be low impact but high volume with a good burn so what would be more perfect than a hip circle? I have this one and absolutely love it! Don’t worry you can still use a regular resistance band if you don’t have a hip circle but honestly it’s one of the top things I’d recommend investing in. It’s great for working all three glute muscles as well as strengthening less dominant leg muscles plus you can use it for correcting your form during exercises like squats.

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Micros Matter Too

So I talked about before in one of my posts about the basics of macros, but I also wanted to address micros because they are also important. In fact, a lot of people overlook micros because they’re too focused on loading up on carbs without realizing they might be sacrificing vital nutrients.

What are micronutrients, though? In short, micros are vitamins and minerals but they often get overlooked. In contrast to macronutrients, your body needs way less amounts of micronutrients BUT that does not mean they are any less important.

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Apple Pie Overnight Oats

I’ve recently gotten my dad into overnight oats so I’ve been experimenting with some recipes lately! He’s never had overnight oats before but absolutely loves them now. Since I’ve been working with him most mornings I take breakfast to him because he’s wanted some help with healthier breakfast options. So I asked him if he’d be interested in apple pie oats and he was all for it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/2 cup oats*
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 packet stevia
2 oz plain Greek yogurt
1/2 apple
sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg

*to make this recipe gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats

Then, all you do is combine everything, mix it well, and let them sit overnight! Both my dad and I loved the oats and he was amazed how much it reminded him of apple pie. The cinnamon and nutmeg I didn’t really measure but I will say that I used a tiny amount of nutmeg compared to cinnamon (I’m not a big nutmeg fan). You also want to be careful because the oats will sit overnight and soak up the flavors so be careful not to put more than you might want at first. When I made them and tasted it, I could get a hint of the cinnamon and nutmeg but it definitely grew a lot stronger overnight. So that’s just something to be conscious of if you want to decrease/increase the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors!