Friday, May 31, 2013

Train Like An Athlete for the Body You Deserve

I’ve been slacking on the blog only because this past semester was murder.  It’s summer break and I’ve been hitting the gym extra hard.  Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday’s my friend and I attend a Kettlebell Boot Camp at 5:15 a.m. until 7.  Yes we are crazy!  I love it because it’s not only kettlebells but we’re learning Olympic lifting like the CrossFit community.  On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday I’m still running my boot camp sessions. 

My ladies at my Skinny Mom Boot Camp are incredible.  We do a lot of high intensity training and strength using kettlebells, barbells and other weights and the physical changes that have taken place are incredible.  I love seeing them get stronger and have so much more confidence in what they can accomplish.  They thrive on new workouts and more intensity.  We make workouts competitive and they cheer each other on during the workouts. 

Over the winter I’ve increased my weights lifting and I’ve begun challenging myself even more and the results have been incredible.  I love seeing the changes taking place while lifting and for a while I had slimmed down too much because of the amount of running I was doing.  Now that I’ve stopped running and started focusing on more intense training with the kettlebells and Olympic lifts I can see big changes. 

Don’t be afraid to lift weights because the results you will receive are incredible and you will forget all about the scale.  In the year I’ve been doing this time of training I have gained over 10 pounds of mass and increased my booty/hips size about 5 inches.  I needed it!  Nothing worse than no butt!  Train like an athlete and you will see serious changes and feel incredible. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Breakfast for Dinner Anyone?

As a busy mom sometimes planning meals takes the backseat.  As parents we all know the day can start out smooth and one phone call can make all hell break lose.  Today was my day, I had everything planned I was going to do but instead I spent a lot of time calling insurance companies and making unexpected emergency dental appointments.

I don’t know about you but I think breakfast is one of the easiest meals to prepare.  Tonight I decided to grab some fresh vegetables and salsa and make breakfast.  I armed myself with; spicy turkey sausage, green peppers, green onions, jalapeno, salsa, mushrooms, and yellow potatoes.  I knew I already had a container of liquid egg whites at home.  My plan was make a breakfast casserole large enough for dinner tonight and enough for breakfast tomorrow.  It worked out great! 


This breakfast casserole is easy to make too!

·         1 tsp. Olive oil to brush the bottom of a baking dish

·         2 cups of liquid egg whites & 4 whole eggs (whisked together)

·         Dash of Pepper and Cumin

·         Ground spicy turkey sausage – 1 package

·         Green peppers ½ cup

·         Jalapeno- seeded and diced

·         Green Onions- chopped

·         ½ cup mushrooms chopped

·         2 Tbsp. Fresh salsa

·         Yellow Potatoes (steam bag located in produce)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and brown the turkey sausage while oven pre-heats.  Once the turkey is cooked through add it to the bottom of the baking dish.  Pour eggs over the sausage and add all vegetables (besides the potatoes) to the top of the eggs.  Bake the casserole for 35-40 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through. 

Steam the Yellow Potatoes for 9 minutes or until soft in the microwave. 

Quick and easy breakfast casseroles can be made with any vegetables you love!  Very little prep time, it was finished before my children completed their homework.