60-Day Workout Challenge – 1st Week Exercise Log


DAY 1 – Walk 1 mile, start 30-day squat challenge (link here) – Completed

DAY 2 – Walk 1 mile, 20 minutes of weight training, continue squat challenge – Completed

DAY 3 – Walk/Hike 6 miles, continue squat challenge – Completed 🙂

DAY 4 – Walk 1 mile, 20 minutes of weight training – Completed

DAY 5 – Walk 1 mile, continue squat training – Completed

DAY 6 – Walk 1 mile, continue squat training – Completed

DAY 7 – Walk/Hike 6 miles, continue squat challenge – Completed

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60-Day Workout Challenge


Welcome to my 60-day workout challenge. I have a vacation coming up and I would like to increase my stamina and strengthen before my trip. Of course, I would love to loss some weight but that is not the main goal. The main goal is to have plenty of energy because I love to keep active and see as much as possible when I am on vacation.

Recently, I have become a workout dropout. I used to do 7 to 8 cardio classes a week, walk 2 to 3 miles every day and weight train several times a week. Now I am down to a once a week hike and a couple yoga classes a week. Things need to change quickly, if I am to be as energetic as I would like on my trip!

Over the next 60-days, I plan on posting my workout schedule for the week every Monday. Sharing my workout plan will motive me to keep at it. In addition, I plan on keeping a food journal, one of the best ways to keep your eating in check (article here). Plus, drink plenty of water and eat more whole foods.

Maybe you have an event coming up or you would just like to feel and look better for the holidays. Join me, if you like and we can motive each other.

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Pretty Darn Good Steak Marinade

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on September 20, 2013


On Pinterest, I have noticed lots of recipes for steak marinade and I thought I would give this recipe a try. We really enjoyed it; it gives us a break from our favorite Coffee Marinade (recipe here). What is your favorite marinade?

Adapted from Plain Chicken

Ingredients (enough for 4 steaks):

  • 1/cup low sodium tamari
  • 1/cup olive oil
  • 1/cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 and ½ lemons)
  • 1/cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBSP garlic powder
  • 1 ½ TBSP Herbes de Provence
  • 1 TBSP dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced


  1. Blend all ingredients in an electric blender for 30 to 60 seconds.
  2. Cover meat with mixture and let marinade for up to 8 hours.
  3. Cook meat as desired.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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Blueberry-Banana Protein Muff-Cakes

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on September 11, 2013


The strange name came about because I used to make this recipe as pancakes but often they stuck to the pan. In search of an easier way to make this recipe, I tried a muffin tin. We ended up liking them even more and found that they keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Anytime I can make a quick, easy and healthy meal that lasts for a couple of meals I am happy. 🙂

Ingredients (makes 6 to 9 muffins):

  • 3-large bananas
  • 3-large eggs
  • ½ to ¾ cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare muffin tin by lining with paper liners and lightly spraying with cooking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas (I use a potato masher but a fork will do).
  4. Add the eggs to the mashed bananas and combine.
  5. Ladle the mixture into the muffin tin and divide equally.
  6. Add several blueberries to each muffin (I used a toothpick to push the blueberries into the mixture)
  7. Place in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, the muffin should be cooked through but not to hard.
  8. Remove from oven and top with what ever you like (usually I use a berry syrup and a few fresh berries on top)
  9. Enjoy!

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