Friday, August 1, 2014

Nike Training Club

I know I said I was going to finish the Melissa Bender sculpted abs challenge (which I still plan on doing) but I was looking through the Nike Training Club app on Sunday and realized you can create a 4 week program with it, so that's what I did! Today will be day 4 but I missed day 2 which was a 45 minute yoga routine. Yesterday was legs and back, today is an overall body weight workout. I don't think I'll have time to do it tonight after work because of plans but I will smash it out tomorrow with tomorrow's scheduled workout.

My legs are so sore in a good way. I missed this feeling. I've really let myself get doughy and have gained 5 lbs from my bad food choices. No one to blame but myself and I just have to get back on track.

I really recommend checking out the Nike Training Club app because it has 15, 30, 45, and 60 minute workouts. You can choose if you want cardio, strength training, or heavy weights. So far I really like it!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fruit salad

Yesterday when I was grocery shopping I decided I'm going to have fruit salad for my purple containers. I'm still having a really hard time saying no to bad foods but I'm trying to stick to the 21 day fix meal plan as best as I can.

Fruit salad is my favorite way to eat fruit because you get to eat a bunch of different fruits at once - you don't have to decide if you want a banana OR an apple. These are my favorite fruits for fruit salad. I should have grabbed a melon (cantaloupe or honeydew) but that'll have to wait until next time. I love the combination of oranges and grapefruit, the citrus just adds that something something to it and prevents the apples and bananas from turning brown.

  • 1 banana
  • 1 gala apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 1/4 c grapes
  • lemon juice

I like to cut my fruit into fairly small pieces so I can have a bit of everything in every spoonful :) I cut the banana in half lengthwise and then cut into slices.

Cut the apple in half, then into quarters. I cut each quarter into three slices and chop into smaller pieces.

You can peel and cut the orange the 'chef way' but I don't mind the membrane so I just peel it normally, divide the segments, and then cut into small chunks.

I find the membrane of grapefruit bitter so I cut it the 'chef way' and then cut the segments into small chunks.

Add your grapes and voila! A beautiful and delicious fruit salad! Add some lemon juice for extra taste and serve by itself or add some granola or whipped topping or whatever your heart desires.

Bon appetit!