60 – Day Workout Challenge – 2nd Week Exercise Log

 

Last week, I had a great start to my 60-day workout challenge. This week, I am starting out slow, I broke in a new pair of shoes last week and after Sundays hike I had a large blister on my heel. So I want to give it a chance to heal and then I will resume my walking.

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DAY 8 – Rest

DAY 9 –   Squat challenge, start standing abs video (link here)

DAY 10 – Squat challenge, standing abs video

DAY 11 – Squat challenge, standing abs video

DAY 12 – Walk/Hike 6 miles

DAY 13 – Squat challenge, standing abs video

DAY 14 – Hike/Walk 6 miles, squat challenge

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60-Day Workout Challenge – 1st Week Exercise Log

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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

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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

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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

Instructions:

  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

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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

Instructions:

  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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WIAW #60

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 23,2013

Hello Everyone. I am sharing my meals from last Saturday, I was lucky to attend a really fun party. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:00am)

I started the day with coffee and my Blueberry-Banana Protein Muf-Cakes (a cross bewteen a pancake and muffin). 🙂 ( recipe here)

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Lunch (11:00am)

I picked up a Green Goddess Smoothie from Mother’s Market.

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Party (1:00pm)

Jennifer (the RD)  hosted a lovely birthday party for Judy. The party featured tons of wonderful food and Judy received a makeover. It was a fun, relaxing afternoon!

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Our hostess Jennifer (the RD) and Kasper

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Some of the yummy food Jennifer had for us

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Judy (the birthday girl), Denise (Jennifer’s sister) & Veronica (the make-up artist)

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Kyoko 

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Judy before her makeover

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Veronica working her magic on Judy

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Judy getting her hair styled while Denise finds music 

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Judy after her makeover

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Birthday Cake

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A happy birthday girl 

PM Snacks (6:30pm)

I am loving Starbucks new Peach Green Tea Lemonade.

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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WIAW #59

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 17, 2013


Hello Everyone. I am sharing my meals from Saturday, a busy day of running errands. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:30am)

I started the day with coffee with scramble eggs with spinach, cheese and avocado with a small steak.

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Lunch (11:30am)

At XA Cafe, a very tasty, savory ham, potato and cheese pie.

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PM Snacks (2:30pm)

I am loving my Dirty Diet Colas. 🙂 (Recipe here)

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Dinner (5:00pm)

We tried Tony’s Deli-Hofbrau, a old restaurant that has been recently been updated. My husband had the Sheepherder with turkey and salami and I had the French Dip. We enjoyed our very large and tasty sandwiches.

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Dessert (7:00pm)

Corn flake, peanut butter chews. 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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Dirty Diet Cola

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 7, 2013

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I usually never drink soft drinks but it has been so hot lately and I was getting tried of my usually water, coffee and tea. So I have been trying some sodas sweetened with Stevia to see if I liked them and I did find a cola I liked. Once I came across this recipe and I had to try it. I really like it; it reminds me of a coke float just not as rich.

Adapted from Our Best Bite

Ingredients: 

For 1 large serving or divided into 2 servings

  • 2 tsp vanilla syrup
  • crushed ice
  • ½ lime
  • 12 oz diet cola
  • 1-2 TBSP half and half

Instructions:

  1. Pour vanilla syrup into the bottom of a 24-ounce glass.
  2. Fill glass with crushed ice, about halfway.
  3. Squeeze the lime over the ice.
  4. Pour the diet cola over the ice.
  5. Top with half and half.
  6. Stir and enjoy.

What beverages have you been enjoying this summer?

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WIAW #58 – Jenmi Jenmi Goes to Las Vegas

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 3, 2013


Hello Everyone. The Jenmi Jenmi Team hit the road last weekend and headed to Las Vegas for a girl’s weekend of shopping and dining, these are our meals over the weekend. Hope you enjoy our trip. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what we ate:

Friday Dinner (7:30pm)

We had a lot of good food over the weekend but we all agreed that this was our favorite meal. At Bouchon in the Venetian Hotel and the meal started with their wonderful Bread. Jennifer (the RD) had Watercress and Endive Salad and we all helped her with it. I had the Roasted Chicken, Denise (Jennifer’s sister) had the Special Pork Chop with Lentils and Jennifer (the RD) had the Hanger Steak. After dinner we had Coffee a couple desserts to share, Creme Burlee and Profiteroles. 🙂

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Saturday Lunch (1:00pm)

At Tommy Bahama’s in the Las Vegas Town Square, we started Plantation Iced Tea and warm Bread with Whipped Butter with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Ginger. Jennifer (the RD) and Denise both had the Burger with Mushroom and Onions and I had the Grilled Steak Salad.

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Saturday Dinner (9:00pm)

We had a late dinner at Diego in the MGM Grand Hotel. We started with Chips and Salsa with Mango and Watermelon-Pineapple Margaritas. Denise had Tortilla Soup and a Chopped Salad, Jennifer (the RD) Carnitas Tacos and I had a Chicken Burrito.

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Sunday Breakfast (10:00am)

On our way heading out of town, we stopped at Bread and Butter for breakfast. Lattes and Pastries to take home and a Cherry Filled Cronut shared three ways. 🙂 I had the Waffle Sandwich with Scrambled Eggs and Ham, Denise had a Breakfast Burrito and Jennifer (the RD) had a Pizza topped with a salad. All in all, we had a wonderful time.

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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WIAW #57

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on June 26, 2013

Hello Everyone. I am sharing my meals from Tuesday, a day working around the house mostly. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:30am)

I started the day with coffee from Starbucks and a bowl of No Oats Oats.

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Lunch (11:30am)

Soy tacos from Healthy Junk. 🙂

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Dinner (5:00pm)

Spinach Pasta with Tomatoes, Roasted Peppers, Arugula and Cheese.

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Dessert (7:00pm)

A low-cal, low-fat chocolate mousse. 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

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