Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fat Blaster Cardio Workout

Yesterday I went to the gym and really did not feel like being there, but I knew I needed to get it done, I had lifted earlier in the morning and went back for some more cardio in the afternoon (it was my day off of work so I had the time). I made up an awesome cardio workout on the Cybex machine. Have any of you used this machine before? I recently started using it more and I have fallen in cardio love. I know cardio machines aren't always the most accurate calorie counters but for what it's worth, this machine seems to burn the most calories, so that's always a plus! I was literally still dripping sweat when I got home from the gym and it only took 25 minutes! Here's what I did:  
5 minute warm up
Incline: 6-7 
Resistance 30
(same speed thewhole time) then for 20 minutes... 
30 second sprint at 35 resistance
60 second 'rest' at warm up pace and 30 resistance
repeat
I don't know about any of you but listening to music while I work out can totally change everything! I don't know what it is but I seriously get in the zone when I listen to good music. Golds Gym has wifi so I just listen to Pandora, I added a new station today (Till' I Collapse' by Eminem) and it was the bomb! 


This seriously kicked my butt. Switching up the speeds and resistance makes the time go by a lot faster too! I burned over 400 calories in less than half an hour! I'd say that's pretty good! So.....Try it out! You won't regret it :)
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA!!!


I've been seeing all of these healthy pizza recipes all over my Instagram and Pinterest and the other day I decided to try my own! I was too lazy to actually make the crust (although I've heard cauliflower crust is amazing) so I decided to turn a low carb tortilla from costco into my crust. 






They look delicious do they not? My husband scarfed down two of these so fast! As for me, one filled me up plenty, I may have eaten some of the toppings on their own while I was making them ;) can ya blame me?

Here's what you will need...
Ingredients:
Tortilla
marinara sauce
goat cheese
chicken apple sausage (costco)
spinach
tomatoes 

Directions: Preheat oven to 350-400, bake tortilla for 5-10 minutes until slightly brown and crispy, then take out, flip over, and add all of the ingredients starting with the marinara sauce. Then put back in the oven for about 10 more minutes or until the cheese is melted. Then turn your oven to broil and broil that delicious pizza until the edges are crispy, mine burnt a little so keep an eye on it! Try and come up with your own combos for ingredients, almost anything will taste good on that delicious tortilla, I honestly just used what I had in my fridge, be creative! ENJOY

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