Day 3 of Les Mills Combat

Day 3

So far, so good. I am loving this new program. It's intense. It's fun. It's a GREAT workout! I love how the HIIT workouts incorporate weights - just need light bar bells. I really feel like the workout is still burning fat long after im done. The more you intensify your punches and kicks, the higher your heartbeat goes. So, in essence, you can control the intensity of the workout. I still haven't been able to master some of the jump kicks. I end up looking like a total dork and almost hurting myself, so I think I will wait on those for a while. Not trying to hurt myself. :)

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Beachbody Combat Nutrition Guide Recipe - Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup

Spicy Tomato Lentil Soup Recipe

We made this simple recipe from the Les Mills Combat meal plan. It was easy enough and you can't go wrong with lentils and tomatoes!  I quadrupled the recipe, since the original recipe was for only 1 serving. These are my modifications to make a larger batch. My hubby approved! He said it tasted like tomato soup with lentils. Shocking lol.

1 cup dried lentils (rinse and boil in a separate pot for 25 minutes, or per the bag instructions)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes
Pinch Salt
2 bay leaves
3 Cups of vegetable broth

In a soup pot, sauté onion until golden. Add garlic, sauté for a few more minutes. Add tomatoes, cooked lentils, hot pepper flakes, salt, broth and bay leaves. Simmer lightly for about 10 minutes. Serve with 1-2 tsp grated parmesan and hot pepper flakes

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Starting Les Mills Body Combat on Monday

I'm so ready to start a new program on Monday. I got my package about a week ago and it's always like Christmas when I get a new program :)

 I did the 60 minute workout and FELL IN LOVE. I am a big fan of kickboxing or anything where punching and kicking are involved. Can you say anger issues? Someone needs therapy...hahaha...No, I am really a nice person, I just like those types of workouts. I am also a big fan of HIIT workouts because they are shorter and the high intensity burns fat quicker than traditional workouts. It's killing me to not start my program early, but I am going to wait and hit it with the other people in my challenge group. I am really looking forward to it. I plan on doing Combat 3 times a week and doing Les Mills Pump 2 times a week to get my weight training in, but I may just decide to do Combat all the way since it also incorporates weights in some of the workouts. We shall see. The nutrition guide is smaller than the other program guides, but its got some interesting recipes in it. I am sure I will post a recipe and pic of something soon.

I saw this video yesterday and had I not been sick I would have ran upstairs and done the workout out of pure excitement. Doesn't this video just get you pumped?

So, if you want to plug in to a group of people who are doing combat together and working on our nutrition to get the best results, contact me. If Combat is not your thing, let's chat so we can see what's best for you.

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We All Have Bad Hormonal Days

You know, I wanted to post something on being a girl. Most of the time I try to keep things upbeat and positive, at least online, but in reality we all have good and bad days. Especially as women, since we have fluctuating hormones. I notice I have fabulous days where my eating is spot on, I have complete self control, Im full of energy and I am raring to go and love getting my workouts done. Then there are those dreaded days where I totally lack energy, I have to drudge through my workout - or I skip it and regret it later - want to eat every carb known to man, feel like just laying in bed all day kinda days....anyone else with me? It really is frustrating because it can almost feel like you work so hard all month, then if you don't really keep your eating in check, you can completely ruin all your work. I just cant stand the tired part. I am typically not a sit still kinda person, so when I get this way and feel all slothy and lazy, it drives me freakin crazy! So, theres my rant for the day. If you have days like this, I would love to hear about them. Helps me feel like I am not the only one :)

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Everything (house) seasoning

This is my go to seasoning. I use it on everything! Save an old spice jar and store close to the stove for easy access. It's great on eggs, meat, you name it! The original recipe comes from Paula Dean.

Combine 1/4 cup salt
1 tbsp pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder

Store in jar and use as desired.

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Greek Chicken Pita with Healthy Yogurt Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce

Greek Chicken Pita with Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce

3 oz grilled chicken (I make ahead and freeze into 3 oz portions. 

1 tbsp greek yogurt

1/8 lemon squeezed (or splash of lemon juice)

2 dashes of dill (if you do not like dill, try oregano or thyme)

pinch of house seasoning (google paula deen house seasoning. its a must have! I use it daily)

1/3 - 1/2  cucumber diced

a dash of garlic powder or fresh garlic, minced

1 whole wheat pita, toasted and sliced in half.

In a small bowl, mix together cucumber, yogurt, seasonings, and lemon juice. Spread into a 

toasted pita. Add chicken and top with lettuce. Enjoy!