Zucchini Noodle Salad

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I am obsessed with my zucchini spiralizer!! Who needs wheat pasta noodles??!! These zucchini noodles are WAY better & of course better for you. I use green & yellow zucchini & also spiralize carrots. I bought mine here on Amazon.

I make this salad often but you can also make noodles and put your veggie filled meat sauce over them as you would spaghetti. Today for lunch I spiralizer 1 green zucchini onto my plate & simply topped it with coconut aminos. It was delicious paired with my smoked chicken & avocado.

Zucchini Salad
1 green zucchini
1 yellow zucchini
2 carrots
3-4 cloves garlic
Cilantro (I didn’t have any for the above salad)
Sunflower seeds (optional)
Coconut aminos
Lemon
Salt/pepper

Spiralize the zucchini’s & carrots. Chop garlic & cilantro & throw on. Dash on a few sunflower seeds then mix together the aminos & lemon. Top with salt / pepper & toss.

Enjoy!!!

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Circuit – Getting You Ready for Your Sport!!!

Circuit is what I use to keep me fit for my mtn races, road races, adventure races, mtn hikes & overall fitness for life.  It improves your muscle endurance, strength, balance, agility & MORE which will in turn get you ready for YOUR sport!!!!

I raced in my home town of Seward Alaska’s Mt Marathon race on the 4th of July.  It is a VERY intense 3.5 mile race up AND down a very steep mountain.  Having a baby 9 months ago I wasn’t sure how I would finish but thanks to circuit training, road running & intervals on the shell ridge I did pretty darn good!!!  Here is a picture right after I crossed the finish line.  (proud moment to have missy in my arms!)
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Charly and I had such an amazing 2 weeks in Alaska.  We are blessed!!!

Now here is a circuit to get YOU ready for YOUR sport!!!!

Warm-up 10 (jog, elip, row, bike etc)
Superman’s x 15 (2 sets)
DOWNDOG

Jump Rope x 100
Push-up x 1 w/ Jump Tuck x 1  (burpee w/ jump tuck) x 12
Bicycles x 75
Jump Lunges w/ Oblique Twist x 20 (twist into front leg)
Tricep Push-up x 5 / Mtn Climber x 10 (repeat 3 times)

Repeat this 3 times with a 1 minute rest between sets

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Sizzlin’ Summer Circuit – Next Round!!!

 

The next round of my summer circuit is HERE!  The Thursday 6am & 7:05am classes will be held at Kennedy Club Fitness in Arroyo Grande, CA.  Cost is $135 for members and $165 for non-members.  Here is the schedule:

July 17th
July 24th
July 31st
Aug 7th – NO CIRCUIT
Aug 14th
Aug 21st
Aug 28th

The circuit begins with a dynamic warm-up followed by 1 minute heart pumping circuit intervals and rounded out with a few minutes of yoga.  It is designed to lean you down, increase your strength, make you a better athlete & shock your body each and every week.

I have openings in both of my classes!!!
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Homemade Baby Food for Charly!

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I was super mom for a very brief moment…. :)   Ok I am sooooo not super mom but I did make 2 big batches of pureed food for my monster!  She is eating 3-4 packets a day so making my own saves us money and of course is best for Charly.  I buy the organic store packets and use only when necessary.

1st Concoction: (Charly’s breakfast)
Apple, pear, nectarine, prunes, sweet potato, avocado, green beans, peas, broccoli & unrefined sea salt

2nd Concoction:
Salmon (smoked from Sunday’s leftovers), avocado, sweet potato, green beans, broccoli, peas & unrefined sea salt

Charly LOVES her homemade food!  It does take awhile & makes a few dishes but it’s soooo worth it!  In an hour and a half I made about 30 packets & froze them.

Any questions let me know!

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Sunday Prep Day!

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Use Sundays to prep your food for your week to assure you eat clean!!! We smoked a whole chicken, salmon, chicken breasts, sweet potato wedges, broccoli, cauliflower & mushrooms. I also made a huge green salad, roasted an acorn squash & bought a bunch of avocados. This is also for our Sunday dinner but will make for amazing leftovers!

I bought Ben this smoker for his birthday / Father’s Day. We have found a new way to eat clean & we love the smoky flavor of everything!!!

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Metabolism Boosting Circuit!

Warm-up 10 min
Down-dog

Jump Rope x 100
Wide Push-ups x 5
Pike push-ups x 5
Tricep Push-ups x 5
Mtn Climbers x 20
Burpee’s w/ Tuck Jump x 5
Scissor Kicks / Abs x 30

Repeat 2-3 times (rest 1 min btwn sets)

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Recovery Drink

Gatorade is filled with sugar, chemicals & food dyes… Yikes! Try this recipe for a post workout recovery drink.

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Nutrient Dense Food

Food is your medicine. Only put the good stuff in!!

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Happy Easter, green Juice & cabbage salad!!

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We had an awesome Easter weekend! Charly had her first Easter egg hunt then Sunday we went to Hamilton’s for a very fun Easter dinner.

In the midst of our a Easter weekend Ben picked a bunch of goodies from our garden, juiced for us & I made a cabbage salad (cabbage & broccoli from garden!)

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His & her green Easter juice!!!

Lettuce (garden)
Spinach (garden)
Celery (garden)
Apple
Pear
Lemon
Carrots
Orange

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Amy’s Cabbage Salad:
1 head cabbage
Broccoli
1 bunch cilantro
1 carrott
1 pear

Dressing
Blackberry vinegar (found at Avila Farmers Market)
2 capfuls apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of coconut sugar
Sea salt

Chop everything up & put in bowl. Mix the dressing & pour on at least 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate & serve!

We added grilled turkey tenders & sliced avocado to our plates.

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Friday Motivation

Happy Friday!

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