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.


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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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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Tomato Cucumber Balsamic Salad

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on August 14, 2013

cucumber salad

I threw this salad together today because it was hot today and thought I’d share it with you!


  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (I used golden cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 cup sliced and quartered cucumbers
  • 2 TB crumbled cotija cheese
  • 2 TB balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TB fresh cilantro

Just combine all ingredients and enjoy!

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Best Potluck Salad Dressing

guaca salad guacasalsa

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on July 31, 2013

For some reason, this item gets more requests than any other potluck item I bring.  The salad dressing is SO simple.  I just use 50% Ranch dressing with 50% of the Guaca Salsa (a tomatillo based salsa) seen above.  It has been tested out by tons of partygoers with the following ingredients that have been narrowed down to work the best with the dressing:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Baby Spinach
  • chopped cilantro
  • chopped green onions
  • chopped bell pepper
  • fresh corn
  • tomatoes
  • shredded chicken
  • frozen, thawed peas
  • thick, fresh tortilla chips, crushed (from a restaurant or bakery) or make them yourself

Just combine all the ingredients with the salad dressing and enjoy!

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Summer Veggies

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on July 26, 2013

summer veg

It’s always great to feast on produce that is in season.  It is summer and ’tis the season for zucchini, bell peppers, and fresh corn.  This is one of my favorites, from  Bizarra Capital in Uptown Whittier.  So yummy!  For you locals, it is the same owners as Cook’s Tortas in Monterey Park and Guisados Tacos in East LA (where this comes in taco form also!)  🙂   They are all great spots.  Unfortunately, they don’t have websites.

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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)



Lunch (11:00am)

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


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!


Our hostess Jennifer (the RD) and Kasper


Some of the yummy food Jennifer had for us


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



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Judy before her makeover


Veronica working her magic on Judy


Judy getting her hair styled while Denise finds music 

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Judy after her makeover


Birthday Cake


A happy birthday girl 

PM Snacks (6:30pm)

I am loving Starbucks new Peach Green Tea Lemonade.



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

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Honeydew Nectarine?

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on July 22, 2013

honeydew nectarine

My friend gave me this really good piece of fruit.  To me, it taste like a nectarine, but sweeter. I really love it.  She said she has it on a tree in her background, but doesn’t know what kind of fruit is.  I tried to look it up on the internet.  I think it might be a honeydew nectarine.  Not a  cross breed of a nectarine/honeydew, but actually a breed of several types of nectarines.  Can anyone identify it?

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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.



Lunch (11:30am)

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




PM Snacks (2:30pm)

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


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.







Dessert (7:00pm)

Corn flake, peanut butter chews. 🙂


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

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Fiesta Roll Ups

fiesta roll up

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

This is a recipe that I tried out for the dialysis patients that I work with.  This was taken directly from the davita website, www.davita.com   It is lower in phosphorus than a quesadilla and is also a lower potassium choice.  It’s really simple to make.  You could also use tomato or spinach tortillas for yourself (I did not due to their higher potassium content which would not be appropriate for this specific patient population).


  • 4 oz. canned chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 4 TB green  onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 6 flour tortillas, 8″ size


  1. Combine green chiles, spices and green onions in a bowl.
  2. Blend in softened cream cheese.
  3. Spread thin layer of cream cheese mixture on each tortilla, leaving 1/4″ edge uncovered.
  4. Roll tortillas up like a jelly roll.  Use toothpick to secure rolls.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  6. Slice rolls into 1″ pieces and serve as a snack or appetizer

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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.






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.








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.








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

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