Archive | August, 2011

Mari’s Fridge “Vision Board” !

August 31, 2011

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Mari’s Fridge – Vision Board! “The pics are there to remind me of eating as clean as possible and the great feeling that comes from it. It reminds me of a healthier life, when needed. The text there is stated by Kate Moss, it’s written in Finnish and it says: “Not a single food tastes as […]

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“10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge” Food Log: Day 8

August 29, 2011

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What I ate on Day 8 of the “10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge“. A bowl of mixed fruit (banana, peaches, grapes, plums) topped with yogurt, peanut butter & natural muesli with dried fruits & almonds 1 cup of coffee A few almonds Anchovies with 1 slice of “fitness bread” topped with humus & 2 […]

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Workout Log; Week of: 22-28 August ’11

August 29, 2011

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Summary of the week: 2- 12min HIIT workouts 21min HIIT Cardio + Abs & thighs 40min. P90X+ Kempo Cardio My Workout Log Check out MFS Full Workout Database! MFS Suggests… Gymboss Interval Timer Better Workout. Better Results. The GYMBOSS is a small, easy to use, repeating interval timer. This multi-use timer has many versatile functions that make […]

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“10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge” Food Log: Day 7

August 28, 2011

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What I ate on Day 7 of the “10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge“. 1 slice of homemade Cherry Banana & Walnut bread/cake 1 cup of coffee  Sliced tomatoes with green beans topped with garlic & pumpkin oil, served with 2 sesame rice crackers & humus spread Peaches & plums 1 slice of whole […]

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“10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge” Food Log: Day 6

August 27, 2011

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What I ate on Day 6 of the “10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge“.  1 slice of my homemade Cherry banana & walnut bread/cake 1 cup of coffee Fresh peaches and plums from our trees Half a portion of grilled sardines & blitva with a glass of white wine spritzer 1 cup of green beans […]

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Healthy Cherry Banana & Walnut Bread Recipe !

August 26, 2011

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You can still enjoy delicious desserts and sweets while eating CLEAN & LEAN. The secret is: Make your own treats! Here is one of my favorite recipes, I usually use chunks of dark/organic chocolate, but since we have so many frozen cherries, I decided to use them instead.  Healthy Cherry Banana & Walnut Bread Recipe […]

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“10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge” Food Log: Day 5

August 26, 2011

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What I ate on Day 5 of the “10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge“. Peanut butter & banana oatmeal 1 cup of coffee 2 slices  of homemade veggie pizza with a side of fresh tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette 2 cups of grapes (our first batch straight from the vineyard) 1 1/2 slice of homemade […]

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“10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge” Food Log: Day 4

August 25, 2011

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What I ate on Day 4 of the “10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge“. Peanut butter & banana Oatmeal (my favorite treat) 1 cup of coffee 5-6 freshly picked plums 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta with tomato & mushroom sauce handful of cashew nuts 1 banana with 1 tbsp. of peanut butter small plate of green […]

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The Spartacus Workout

August 25, 2011

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From “The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises“, I’d like to introduce you to Rachel Cosgrove, one of the world’s top fitness experts who’s known industry-wide for her ability to meld the latest in muscle and fat loss science to achieve stunning results. “To create the Spartacus workout, we chose 10 exercises that collectively work […]

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“10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge” Food Log: Day 3

August 24, 2011

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What I ate on Day 3 of the “10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge“. 1 1/2 banana with 1 1/2 tbsp. of organic peanut butter & 1 tbsp. of honey 1 cup of coffee grilled veggies (red peppers + zucchini) with 2 sesame rice crackers & a slice of cheese some watermelon 1 cup of whole wheat pasta […]

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“10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge” Food Log: Day 2

August 23, 2011

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What I ate on Day 2 of the “10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge“. 1  zucchini & bean burger + cucumber & cherry tomato salad with pumpkin oil 1 cup of coffee 1 nectarine grilled zucchini with fresh red pepper & 1 zucchini & bean burger 2 eggs on sesame crackers topped with thin slice of […]

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The Greatist’s Complete Guide to Interval Training !

August 22, 2011

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Once again, I’d like to share yet another great illustrative guide from www.greatist.com. This time it’s about Interval training & HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), one of my all time favorites! Here is why I love it: cut down on training time burn more calories… and keep burning them all day long! leads to many physiological […]

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Workout Log; Week of: 15-21 August ’11

August 22, 2011

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Summary of the week: 21min. HIIT Cardio + Total Body Workout 21min. HIIT Cardio + Swiss Ball Bliss Workout 12min. HIIT Total Body Workout 40min. P90X Kempo Cardio + 30min. Full Body Stretch My Workout Log Workout Plan for next week: 22-28 August ’11: 1 Jog Cardio + Total Body Workout Cardio + Abs & […]

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“10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge” Food Log: Day 1

August 21, 2011

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What I ate on DAY 1 of the “10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge“.  Fruit & walnut smoothie (bananas & organic prunes & peaches from our trees) 1 cup of coffee (with a little oat milk and stevia) 2 zucchini & bean homemade burgers (with organic zucchini from our garden) and 2 thin slices of cheese + […]

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10 day eating CLEAN & LEAN Challenge !

August 21, 2011

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Lately I’ve been eating quite a lot, piling up on more starchy & processed foods than usual, and this has left me feeling bloated, tired, lazy and unmotivated to exercise. Yayks, what a combo!!! I’ve made my decision, starting today, I’ll be focusing on my diet for the next 10 days while sharing my food […]

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Purple Hills: Healthy Prune Crisp Recipe !

August 18, 2011

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Today I picked up a full basket of prunes from our tree and decided to do a little experimenting. Here is what I came up with: A Delicious & Healthy Prune Crisp Recipe! Here is the Recipe I followed (I would recommend a few adjustments, scroll down for my suggestions)  Healthy Prune Crisp Recipe Ingredients […]

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Workout Log) Week of: 08-14 August ’11

August 17, 2011

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Summary of the week: 3-15min. jogs 2h00 brisk walk 21min. HIIT Cardio + Swiss Ball Bliss Workout 21min. HIIT Cardio + Total Body Workout 12min. HIIT Total Body Workout 15min. Total Body Stretch My Workout Log (page 2) Workout Plan for next week: 15-21 August ’11 2- jogs Cardio + Total Body Workout Cardio + […]

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Your Guide to Workout Nutrition

August 10, 2011

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I just came across this amazing article: “The Complete Guide to Workout Nutrition” from the Greatist. If you’d like to find out what you should be eating before and after a workout, your questions will be answered here! What I love about this illustrative guide is that you can find many vegan options that will […]

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Sweat on the Beach Workout (part 1)

August 10, 2011

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Today I’d like to share another great workout from the The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises This workout is originally called “Bikini-Ready Workout” but I decided to add a little spice to it, and it’s much more in sync with the picture, don’t you think :) “From a flat stomach to a tight butt, this […]

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Workout Log) Week of: 01-07 August ’11

August 8, 2011

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Summary of the week: 2-15min. Jogs 15min. P90X Ab Ripper X 60min. Cardio 30min. Abs & Thighs (Swiss Ball Bliss Workout) 30min. Cardio 30min. Cardio 2 30min. Total Body Stretch 12min. HIIT Total Body Workout My Workout Log Check out MFS Full Workout Database! MFS Suggests… Gymboss Interval Timer – NEW DESIGN – Better Workout. Better Results. […]

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Let’s Get VISUAL !

August 5, 2011

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It’s been a while now that I’ve been thinking about making my own “Fitness Vision Board”. I find that visualization is an extremely powerful tool, and it has helped me boost my motivation level numerous times. I like using visualization while working out, when getting ready to workout and even after a training session. So […]

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