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Thursday Workout and Eats Recap

21 Jun

I took a nap with the baby today for a whole two hours and it felt so amazing!!!  I loved every single second of it.  Normally it is really hard for me to take a nap, but within minutes, I was out! 

When I went into the gym this morning, I wasn’t really feeling my workout.  It just felt really hard to me for some reason today.  I wasn’t sure if it was because I eat breakfast about 30 minutes prior to my workout as well as take my vitamins, or if it was because I forgot my heart rate monitor and iPod at home.   No music = no bueno!  I forged through anyways and I think I’ll be sore tomorrow.

The real reason was probably because I’m not sleeping well so that is where the afternoon nap came in!

Anyways, on to my nightly recap of my day!

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WORKOUT

Today’s workout was 20 minutes of intervals and then I lifted my legs, triceps and pecs.  I was thinking about changing up my strength days, but haven’t really put much thought into it yet, so I just did my normal routine.

Like I mentioned above, my workout just seemed really challenging today for some reason.  But I’m happy I pushed though it as I was feeling amazing when it was over!

  • Monday- 45 minutes cardio + core (at home)
  • Tuesday- 45 minutes cardio + core (at home)
  • Wednesday- Plyometric workout (at home)
  • Thursday- Intervals + legs, pecs and triceps (gym)
  • Friday- 45 minutes cardio (at home)
  • Saturday- Intervals + back, biceps and shoulders

Four down, only two to go! 

Not the best picture but the only one I took!  Smile

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EATS

  • Breakfast- Coffee, Ezekiel English wrap  with egg, cheese, spinach and salsa
  • AM Snack- Kind bar  <—one of my new favorite bars!
  • Lunch- Banana spinach PB2 smoothie (1 1/4 cups almond milk, 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 1/2 frozen banana, 3/4 cup ice, 2 tbsp. PB2, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder)  <—I had forgot about this smoothie and can’t believe I haven’t had it in so long!
  • PM Snack- 2 scoops of raw almond butter, crackers and cheddar cheese
  • Dinner- Caesar baked salmon (I forgot the panko, darn it!), sautéed spinach and brown rice.  I also enjoyed about two sips of wine, but then the baby woke up so I decided I couldn’t have it because I would be feeding the baby soon!

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Lots of spinach for us tonight!

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This was my small pour, and I only was able to drink a few sips.  Since Cameryn still isn’t fond of bottles I need to make sure I’m able to feed her at basically any time.

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My favorite salmon ever!  Even with the missing panko it was still great!  I actually didn’t realize I forgot to add in until Keith mentioned it.  I still like it with a little panko on top the best though!

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My plate

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Quincy had to help me finish dinner, I got so full!  We put him on a sit and stay so he has to wait until we say it’s okay for him to eat his treat.  He is so cute because he wont look at the food and hold his nose high, I think so he wont smell it as much!  I love that dog!  Right after I took the picture he dove right in, he couldn’t wait for us to tell him to eat it, salmon is one of his favorites after all!

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If you didn’t see my awesome recipe for turkey burgers, check it out!  There is a secret ingredient that keeps them nice and moist!

Have a great night!

 

Question:

  • Have you even taken a photo of yourself in the gym with other around?  I felt a little weird taking the workout pic, but did it anyways! 

 

 

 

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Amazing Healthy Cottage Cheese Turkey Burger Recipe

21 Jun

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While in Minnesota, we attending a friends BBQ.  They served us turkey burgers that were really moist and I could tell there were added vegetables into them, which I really enjoyed.

So, on Father’s Day when we wanted to grill burgers we decided to take our friends recipe, put our own spin on it and see how they would turn out. 

Well, they turned out amazing!

Let me share our new go to burger recipe with you, I promise you’ll love them as much as Keith and I do!

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Healthy Cottage Cheese Turkey Burgers

By Kjirsten Conrad, Balanced Healthy Life

Serves: 4

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cook Time:  10-12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1lb lean turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 red or green bell pepper, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted banana peppers
  • 1/8 cup parmesan cheese, coarsely shredded
  • season with pepper, mesquite and lightly with salt to your liking

Directions

1.  Preheat the grill.  In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. 

2.  Shape the turkey mixture into four burger patties.

3.  Grill for about 4-6 minutes per side, or until the turkey is fully cooked through (add cheese at the last minute you grilling if you want a cheeseburger!)

Serve with whole wheat buns and your favorite burger toppings!

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This is an easy to make recipe that is bursting with flavor! Not only are they healthy, but they are filling and delicious! Plus using the cottage cheese helps keep the burgers moist, since lean turkey on it’s own tends to dry out.

You can also get creative with the add in ingredients.  For example swapping out the bell peppers for jalapenos and the parmesan cheese for pepper jack!  This is a good base recipe!

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I know what I’m grilling this weekend!

 

Question:

  • What do you like to top your burgers with? I love avocado and mustard!