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Green Smoothie

by Destini on June 11, 2013

Something utterly amazing happened today, I woke up at 5:50 and stayed awake on my own accord. I just couldn’t fall back asleep? When did I grow up? JK I guess that really has nothing to do with it…… but I am almost 30? LOL -again I kid

Work has been so exhausting lately. It is a great surprise and relief that I am managing to get my booty in gear and still finishing my Revolt program plus somehow got in a crazy cardio sesh on the stair master today. Has anyone ever used this machine? Kinda looks like an escalator but with a 1/4 of the amount of steps? I had seen many people use it before and it always just made me chuckle. But today I thought? Hey my legs are still sore from Sundays workout and I just finished my lower body workout…….why not push out some more? (remember I said work has been exhausting too?)

Top right is my lower body workout and bottom right is my 30 min of cardio! Go me!!

I have been getting into bed between 9:30 – 10pm which is pretty much unheard of for me. I have been trying to really listen to my body and that is just what it wants. Mind you, I don’t usually get off my phone for at least 20-30min after that. It’s a horrible bad habit that I really need to decrease, G gets all angry when I can’t get off of it and I keep saying “just a few more minutes”.  I have been trying to  keep my body hydrated more too. I thought I was drinking enough water, but since I started doing the old rubber band trick on the water bottle, apparently I am not. I feel this is something my body has been screaming at me to take in more and I have not been listening closely enough.

Now that it has FINALLY gotten warmer here  in Winnipeg, I’ve started getting my smoothie itch back. It had been awhile, because lets face it, bad weather and cold drinks just don’t feel that refreshing. In fact, I rather not be reminded of slush and cold…but now….BRING THEM ON!

Because the people at Natural Vitality are the most wicked and awesomest(check out my made up words) they keep me stocked up on all their great products.  When they sent me their Plant-Sourced Minerals I was eager to try it! When I opened the cap I immediately smelled green apples. It reminded me of jolly ranchers to be honest. And the taste? It tastes like green apple jolly ranchers. I’ve honestly been just having this with some water. But why stop there? Let’s put some jolly ranchers in a green smoothie!

If you’re wondering why you would want to take Plant-Sourced Minerals,  Natural Vitality’s website explains just that “Your body uses nutrients in the food you eat to rebuild itself constantly. If you are not supplying your body with key minerals it needs, its biological processes will slow down, which can contribute to low energy and aging.”

Ingredients: Yields: 1 serving

  • 1/2 cup of fresh pineapple
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 cup pineapple coconut water (or just coconut water)
  • Half of green apple
  • handful of spinach
  • 1tsp Natural Vitality Plant-Sourced Liquid Minerals
  • Ice

Directions: Place all ingredients into blender, starting with liquid, fruit, spinach, blend till almost all smooth, add in ice and blend till all combined.

Easy peasy! – hmmm what is with this humor? Is it maybe exhaustion?

Want to get your hands on some Natural Vitality products? Use coupon code OC-40 at checkout. (US ONLY). For my fellow Canadians, Vitacost.com has their products for 40% off. WIN WIN!

Have a great Tuesday evening everyone 😀

What type of bad habits do you have?

and

Are you a crazy person and like to wake up in the mornings ?

 

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Phew! What a weekend & Revolt-Week 6 Check-In

by Destini on June 10, 2013

My weekend was a wonderful sweaty one! Spent a lot of time at the gym and keeping up with my Revolt Fitness program. Sunday which is usually a rest day for me was spent with the hubby doing his leg day. WOWZER!! It was really the first time we ever did a workout together, I must say it won’t be the last. We just pushed each other more! <3

Here is my weekend via Instagram 🙂

 

The leg workout we did on Sunday consisted of this:

Each exercise was 3 sets of 12

5min warm-up on the treadmill, brisk walk at 3.5

  • Squats with barbell – 20lbs + weight of the bar
  • Leg Press – 80lbs
  • Calf Raises – machine weight
  • Seated Leg Curl – 75lbs
  • Walking Lunges – 2 x 10lb dumbbell
  • Seated Leg Extension – 60lbs
  • Deadlifts with barbell – 20lbs
  • Leg raises – body weight

Finished with 20min cardio on the stair master…it was a doozy 😀

June’s Uprising for Revolt Fitness has incorporated Tabatas. For those of you not familiar with Tabata’s they are pretty much High-intensity interval training (HIIT). Nichole has it designed that we will do 6 different exercises in total, each exercise is split into circuits of two. We will do one exercise for 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off and repeat 8 times. It’s pretty intense. It is really important to find your own pace to do these, if you watch Nichole and want to keep up with her, it can be quite difficult. The goal is to do as many as you can do within the full 20 seconds. I finished last week strong, even though I missed Friday’s upper body workout for my corporate golf tournament event. Honestly, swinging golf clubs is a pretty decent workout. This week I will be sticking pretty close to the Revolt Fitness workouts. I am still feeling quite happy with the program, I am officially half way through and can’t wait to complete the next six weeks!

If any of you are interested in joining in this fitness journey or have any questions..LET ME KNOW! I would be happy to answer them for you, or if I don’t know, find them out for you. If any of you have joined, please also tell me in the comments below or shoot me a email at destini@the-healthy-wife.com! I would love to stay connected with you while you go through this journey 🙂 Keeping us in a team, will keep us accountable!!

ALRIGHT, I am zonked. I think some much needed time with my book is required.

Have a wonderful Monday!!

What did you guys do this weekend?

and

Are you currently on a fitness plan? If so….TELL ME!! I love hearing about peoples fitness goals, I feel they encourage people out there to get up and do the same 🙂

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Fitness Friday – Revolt Fitness Check-In Week 2

May 13, 2013

I did it again! It is MONDAY and I’m posting my Fitness Friday post. But it wasn’t because I didn’t setup a publish date, but because I’ve been sick. Yeah this weekend was spent with my bed and PJ’s. But I am pushing through, and making this happen today. I have a confession, when I first agreed to doing this Revolt Fitness Challenge, my exceptions weren’t that high. I always compare my fitness programs to those of when I had a personal trainer.  And guess what? I have one right now! Her name is Nichole Huntsman and she kicks my arse 5 days a week. I am soooo happy I […]

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Rosemary Hash browns – Healthy can be my bliss

May 1, 2012

One of my favorite meals of the day is breakfast. Craziest part is that during the week I often have some oatmeal, cereal or something that can be quickly made. I wake up at the very last moment every morning, roll outta bed and try to get ready as quickly as possible. I wish I could slow it down, but mornings must not be in my genes. Because this girl just can’t do it! That being said, making breakfast on the weekends is something my husband looks forward to. So much so that he will starve himself till I make it! How crazy is he? And how unhealthy is that? […]

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Crockpot Delish

October 26, 2011

Sorry I didn’t post last night, I had some much needed relaxing to do. In the morning I prepped for a meal that was about to be one of my favorites. I got it from Skinny Taste it was the Taco Chili.  I had mine over a 1/4 cup of quinioa and the husband had his on a bed of brown rice! Yep! That was amazing, I will for sure have that again, actually we have TONS left so I will be having some for lunch. Smaller portion though. For my workout last night, I didn’t have much time(as I wanted to have a low key evening, but still wanted […]

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