Random Thoughts

Favourite Workout Songs of the Summer

As summer comes to an end, here are a few of my favourite workout songs this Summer.

Demi Lovato- Sorry Not Sorry

Serena Ryder- Utopia

Cole Swindell ft. Dierks Bentley- Flatliner 

Luke Combs- Hurricane 

Ria Ora- I Will Never Let You Down

Iggy Azalea Ft. Rita Ora- Black Widow

Ed Sheeran- Nacy Mulligan

Billy Currington- We are Tonight

 

 

 

 

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Recipes

Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Ingredients:

3 Ripped Bananas

1 Cup All Natural Peanut Butter

2 Eggs

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Cider Vinegar

2 Tbs Honey

Splash of Vanilla

Chocolate Chips (For Topping)

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven  to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease muffin tins.
  2. Mash Bananas until smooth. Add all other ingredients, expect Chocolate chips. Mix well.
  3. Spoon batter into muffin tin. Top with Chocolate Chips.
  4. Bake for 15-25 min, or until muffins are fully cooked.
Recipes

Recipe: Quinoa Salad

q*Adapted From Gimme Some Oven*

Ingredients:

2 Cups Chilled Quinoa

2 Diced Roasted Red Pepper

1 Diced Cucumber

1/2 Diced Red Onion

1/2 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese

1 Handful Roughly Chopped Spinach

Dressing:

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil

Directions:

In a large bowl mix all salad ingredients together.

In a separate bowl whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. pour over salad and mix well.

Recipes

Recipe: Rice Noodles

lmIngredients:

8oz Rice Noodles

1/2 cup Tamari or Soya Sauce

1/4 cup Water

1/2 tsp Ground Ginger

2 Eggs

1Ib Ground Turkey

1 Bag Coleslaw Mix

4 Chopped Green Onion

2 Cloves Minced Garlic

Instructions:

Cook Ground turkey In a Non Stick pan.

Soak Rice noodles according to package directions.

When Turkey is fully cooked add coleslaw mix and Green onion. Cook until Coleslaw starts to wilt. Meanwhile mix together Tamari Sauce, Water, Ginger. Add Garlic to the pan and cook for another 30 seconds. Add Eggs and allow to fully cook. When Rice Noodles are done soaking, drain and add to the pan. Add Tamari sauce and mix well. Taste and if you find the noodles are too salty from the Tamari add a bit more water.

 

 

Random Thoughts

Metabolic Resistance Training

I was a self proclaimed “Cardio Bunny” for a really long time. I Never did a workout that didn’t involve some sort of cardio…and then I got injured.  I partially tore my Quadriceps Tendon while doing a set of Burpees. This injury had me sidelined for 6 months. No running, jumping, squatting, lunging, hell I was even advised to stay away from stairs. Cardio was absolutely out of the question.  So i was forced to improvise, and that is how I discovered my new love (As far as workouts were concerned). Shortly after my injury I was introduced to Metabolic Resistance Training.

Metabolic Resistance Training is high intensity, total body strength training exercises that help accelerate your metabolism. This form of resistance training uses little to no rest in between sets, so your heart rate starts to sky rocket. This gets your fat burning. Add the fact you have a set of weights in your hand, you are now burning fat while toning your muscles. As oppose to traditional cardio that just burns fat, and improves endurance. Or traditional strength training that tones and strengthens muscles. With Metabolic Resistance Training you are burning fat, toning and strengthening muscles, Improving your Endurance and Burning Calories. I love this form of exercise, and say give it a try. It may just be your new love as well.

Recipes

Recipe: Roasted Asparagus Lemon Butter pasta Salad.

20170424_185033Adapted From PrettyParcticalPantry.

Ingredients:

1 Bunch Asparagus

6 Cups Pasta (I used a mix of Rigatoni and Penne)

1/4 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes (Chopped)

Olive Oil

Butter

1 Lemon (Zested and Juiced)

Green onion (Chopped)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit. Chop asparagus into 1 Inch pieces. Drizzle with Olive Oil and spread onto a prepared baking sheet. Dot with Butter and place in oven for 15 minutes.

Cook pasta and allow to cool off completely. (You can do this by running it under cool water).

Place into a large bowl. Add in Roasted Asparagus, Sun dried Tomatoes, and Green Onion. Drizzle with Olive Oil. Zest and squeeze lemon, and mix well.

 

Recipes

Recipe: Gluten Free Cookies

20170416_164556[1]*Adapted from Passion for Baking

Ingredients:

2 1/2 Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour

1/4 Cup Gluten Free Oats

2/3 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

3/4 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Water

2 Cups melted Dark Chocolate Chips (For topping)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit. Line cookie sheet with Parchment paper.

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together (Not including the chocolate chips).

Using a table spoon, scoop cookie dough. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes, allow to cool.

Melt Chocolate chips. spread evenly over the top of each cookie.