Battle Armor Cardio Burn Workout

cardio burn workout Battle Armor Cardio Burn Workout

Holla! This cardio burn workout does double-time as muscle builder for the booty and upper body. Fat burning comes into play by moving from exercise to exercise, with no rest until each round is complete.

after a thorough warm-up

COMPLETE 3 ROUNDS OF:

  • 15 Push-Ups
  • 25 Half-jacks (keep arms over head, stabilize core)
  • 30-second Frozen Squat (get low into squat position & hold)

Complete 3 rounds with best effort to rest only after each round is finished.

Enjoy your workout!

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Best Natural Lotions to Relieve Dry Skin, Winter Itch and Eczema

Have you decided to grow your claws long to accommodate all the itching ‘n scratching from winter itch and maybe even eczema? Welp, stop sharpening your claws because I have good news for you.
winter itch eczema Best Natural Lotions to Relieve Dry Skin, Winter Itch and Eczema

Throw away that toxic Vaseline and forget about sinking your hard earned cash into countless drug store lotions that disappoint. I am a self-proclaimed expert in the tragic field skin-itchology.

Winter itch plagued me for years. I relied on Vaseline as my only hope, but after learning about harm to our bodies caused by mineral oil found in petroleum jelly, popular lotions and other beauty products, it was an easy decision to throw that stuff in the trash.

Be sure to read my post on Mineral Oil: A Toxic Evil Lurking in Your Beauty Products to get informed. Do NOT put that stuff on yourself, and definitely don’t put it on your kids.

BEST NATURAL LOTIONS

The best lotions technically aren’t lotions at all — they are not blends or concoctions with a long list of ingredients on a label. Here’s why and how I use Fractionated Coconut Oil and 100% Shea Butter on myself and my family:

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Pork Loin Sandwich with Peppers and Onions. Oh My!

Talk about a lovely creation to send down to the innermost depths of the stomach. It is the pork loin sandwich. You must do this.

pork loin sandwich Pork Loin Sandwich with Peppers and Onions. Oh My!

You can serve this to a house full of hungry peoples, or cook it early in the week as part of your bulk food prep for several days of noshing.

GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

prep time: 10-15 minutes; cooking time: 15-20 minutes

serves 7-10 greedy people

  • 1 pork loin
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large tomato
  • 2 large, colorful peppers
  • Salt, pepper and garlic to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Kaiser rolls
  • Smatherings of mayo (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare peppers and onions by cutting into slices (do not dice)
  • Slice tomatoes and set aside.
  • In a large pan, add a bit of olive oil and begin to stir fry the peppers, onions and mushrooms. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
  • While veggies are cooking, prepare pork loin by cutting into thin slices.
  • If your pan is big enough, once veggies are partially cooked, add pork loin slices to the pan and continue cooking. If your pan is not big enough to add the loin, add a bit of olive oil to another pan and cook loin slices separately. The loin will create a juicy liquid in the pan – do not get rid of the juices as it helps to keep the loin slices nice and tender.
  • Once all is cooked thoroughly, prepare your kaiser bread by smathering on a light layer of mayo and adding tomato slices, then fill your roll with the loin and veggie mixture.
  • Now CHEW.

pork loin Pork Loin Sandwich with Peppers and Onions. Oh My!

If a piece of kaiser bread isn’t quite right for your tummy, this beautiful ‘n tasty creation also goes well over a brown rice. Optionally, this meal is equally splendid if you go Paleo and eat it without bread or rice.

Hugs and love to my Greedy Kid #1 for making this meal while visiting us with her own shiny new family. Happy noshing!

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Let’s Go!! Weekend Push Ups Challenge

weekend push ups challenge Lets Go!! Weekend Push Ups Challenge

Do you accept the Weekend Challenge? It’s push ups time, ya’ll! Let’s do this together this. We’re going to firm and strengthen the upper bod while darn near working every muscle in the body. Remember to engage your core!

Step 1: DETERMINE YOUR CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Level 1: Never done push-ups or it’s been way too long.
  • Level 2: Beginner: you do push-ups occasionally; less than 4x’s per month
  • Level 3: Intermediate: you do push-ups less than 3 times per week
  • Level 4: Advanced: you do push-ups 4 or more times per week.

push ups Lets Go!! Weekend Push Ups Challenge

Step 2: WEEKEND CHALLENGE “TOTAL REP” GOALS

Your goal is to complete total reps for your level this weekend. You can complete all reps in one session, or spread them out over the entire 2-day weekend. Your goal is to simply finish all reps before the weekend is over. I know you can do it!

  • Level 1 Goal: 10 push-ups on your knees or leaning forward on a wall
  • Level 2 Goal: 20 push-ups on your knees
  • Level 3 Goal: 35 push-ups: complete as many full body pushups as possible, then drop to your knees to complete the rest.
  • Level 4 Goal: 75 full body pushups

Step 3: PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK FOR COMPLETING GOALS!

Beginners: How to Become a Push-ups Powerhouse

Intermediate to Advance: Moving Plank Push-up video…

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Oregano Oil Benefits, Facts and Risks

oregano oil benefits Oregano Oil Benefits, Facts and Risks

Nope. It’s not some new-fangled cooking oil to fry up a batch of chicken legs. The use of oregano oil for medicinal purposes dates back to the ancient Greeks, ancient Egyptians and, as you might expect, those awesome Chinese healers. It was used by Hippocrates in the B.C era and has a reputation dating back centuries as an anti-toxin for poisoning.

Oregano oil (origanum vulgare) hails from bushy perennial oregano shrubs originally found in the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean and parts of Asia. Flowers and leaves are harvested from the oregano plant when essential oil content is at its peak. Two processes for making oregano oil are distillation to obtain pure oil (typically in products from commercial suppliers) and the infusion method, typically done at home by seeping the leaves into another oil, such as olive oil.

I consider oregano oil to be one of the most significant, most powerful natural medicinal agents found in nature. I call it nature’s “Clorox bleach” for the human body. (does that sound kinda creepy?)

WHAT DOES OREGANO OIL CONTAIN THAT MAKES IT SO POWERFUL? 

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Chicken Breast Sliders with Gravy and Bacon

chicken breast sliders Chicken Breast Sliders with Gravy and Bacon

These things are sooo dang good. I had some leftovers from a rotisserie chicken. Making chicken breast sliders seemed like the logical thing to do. And you know that bacon and succulent gravies make everything better.

GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

  • Cooked chicken breast (or use store bought rotisserie), cut into pieces.
  • Canned gravy, or make your own using chicken broth, flour and seasoning.
  • Hormel crumbled bacon — the same kind I used in the bacon & eggs trick.
  • King’s Hawaiian Sweet dinner rolls (don’t skimp on good rolls!)

DIRECTIONS

  • Add your cooked chicken pieces to a shallow pan of gravy and heat thoroughly.
  • Meanwhile, split dinner rolls (without splitting completely in half) and heat in 350-degree oven for 3-4 minutes.
  • Place rolls on plate. Add the chicken to the rolls, then top with bacon bits.
  • Now CHEW.

chicken breast bacon sliders Chicken Breast Sliders with Gravy and Bacon

This delicious meal is versatile on so many levels: It’s great for managing portion control. Perfect as game day party food. It’s man-food. It’s fancy sammich night food. It’s food that’s tasty, convenient and easy.

Ohhh-mah-gosh! Go make this right now! 

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Weird Holiday Gift Ideas That Are Actually Kinda Cool

weird gifts Weird Holiday Gift Ideas That Are Actually Kinda Cool

Yup. It’s about that time ya’ll. And I’m gonna help you out. If you endlessly rack your brain over gift-gifting, that’s less time you have to exercise…. right??? Being that my brain doesn’t function like a normal person’s, I offer you these strange and weird gifts that will truly make an impact on the receiver.

Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray: If you haven’t heard yet, this stuff really works. A few of my friends swear by it. Spray the Poo-Pourri into the toilet right before you take a dump. The powerful odor-killing action of the Poo-Pourri will have the bathroom unharmed by poo-odors. It’s chemical free and also a great conversation piece to discuss over dinner. (Yes, I have discussed Poo-Pourri over dinner).

poo pourri Weird Holiday Gift Ideas That Are Actually Kinda Cool

Book: How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You Weird Holiday Gift Ideas That Are Actually Kinda Cool : If you own a cat and end up dead in your shower with deep feline claw marks on your back and butt cheeks, don’t say I never tried to help you. And let’s be honest — being killed by a cat is downright embarrassing.  Comes complete with a pull-out poster.

cat kill Weird Holiday Gift Ideas That Are Actually Kinda Cool

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My Intermittent Fasting Food Choices, Plus Weekend Indulgences

Since I couldn’t do the live stomach webcam so you see what I eat, ’tis better instead that I give you the detailed low-down on my typical weekly food choices with Intermittent Fasting. But first? Here are the highlights in a tasty, 60-second slideshow that I created using Fotor.com:

Be sure to check the link at the bottom of this post to grab my free Intermittent Fasting eBook!

MORNING: My mornings are set in stone. Since it’s the tail end of my fast, I focus on hydration to curb hunger and stay the course of fasting: 

AFTERNOON OPTIONS: Here are some food options I stick with for lunch during the week. I typically prepare in bulk for packing to work. If my meal includes eggs I make it in the microwave at work. Since lunch is my first meal of the day, this is not the time to indulge on delicious crappy food. My focus is on lean, healthy carbs and vegetables.

  • Chicken Caesar salad (no cheese or croutons) with slice of butter Ezekiel toast.
  • Cajun-baked Tilapia with sweet baked potato
  • Veggie stir fry with brown rice and 2 scrambled eggs
  • Baked chicken with black beans with brown rice
  • Homemade chicken & veggie soup
  • Stir fry peppers & onions with 2 scrambled eggs and 1 slice of buttered Ezekiel toast

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Do you have any idea how old I really am?

I’m so damn old, I wrap myself in mummified cloth before going to be every night. As for the loaf of bread, it’s ancient just like me.

arnoldancient Do you have any idea how old I really am?

….and this is what I look like immediately after unwrapping the mummy cloth. ((sigh)) I shave the mullet daily, but it always grows back by morning.

teamgorgonzola Do you have any idea how old I really am?

Leave a comment to guess my correct ancient-age. If you guess correctly I will send you a free slice of moldy Gorgonzola cheese. Excited much?

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Kale Bouquet

…because real flower bouquets are just too darn pricey?

kale bouquet Kale Bouquet

This thang right here is versatile. Not only does it look pretty on a table, it’ll save you from using up space in the fridge before you ultimately shove the kale into your stomach.

When you bring your kale home, cut about 1-2 inches off the bottom and place your kale bouquet in a vase with water, same as you would a bunch of flowers. As you get hungry for healthy greens, break a few pieces of kale off your bouquet to cook it up, add to raw salad or for baking up some tasty kale chips.

I’ve found the kale bouquet to stay fresh longer in the vase than it does squashed into your fridge. And it’s so darn pretty! It’ll last about 4 days before the “flowers” begin to wilt.

Happy kale eatin!

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