Workout With Me: Fitness Missions for Week of Jan 26th

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No isolated moves this week. We’re gonna hit the entire body! If you’re sitting on the couch, get up. Never mind that those Scooby Snacks are delicious; put the dang box down. If you want to ignore this week’s fitness missions, welp…you get out of it what you put into it.

  • Monday: 20 beach volleyball spikes ~ mimic the action of jumping up & spiking a volleyball over the net. Focus on executing every rep with power and strength. As you go for the spike, envision yourself as the badass you truly are.
  • Tuesday: 2 rounds of 25 alternating speed skaters
  • Wednesday: 15 snow shovelers on each side ~ mimic the move of shoveling heavy snow while holding light dumbbells.
  • Thursday: 20 alternating surfers ~ get into a surfer stance facing left, then jump & turn 180 degrees into surfer stance, facing right. Get those legs low!
  • Friday: 10 rounds of 1 push up + 10 half jacks. This is a circuit consisting of 10 rounds. By the end of the 10th round, you will have completed 10 pushups and 100 half jacks. It’s fat burning cardio, baby.

If you’ve been having a difficult time and struggling with your fitness, don’t try to slay a flock of Pterodactyls with one stone. This week, focus on making one healthy decision everyday. So basically, what I’m saying is, slay one Pterodactyl at a time. Ya know?

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Weekend News Flash: Colloidal Silver for Ringworm, My Grandkid is an Ewok, and a New Feature on Yum Yucky!

The fungal nuisance on Greedy Baby was in a very inconspicuous place — right under the neck. Ringworm is highly contagious, so I didn’t beat myself up about her catching it, yet felt I had failed for not noticing it sooner.

colloidal silver ringworm

By the time I spotted the ringworm, it was red & swollen and huge. I applied Lotrimin for a few days, which is hailed as one of the best over the counter treatments for ringworm. While small parts of the ringworm were going down, for the most part it continued to stay red, inflamed and grow larger.

After several days of frustration, I ditched the Lotrimin completely and began applying colloidal silver gel only. By the 2nd day of gel treatment, it was drying out nicely! Over the course of the next few days, it was gone. All that remained was some dry skin that I began applying natural lotions to.

Directions  ~ Colloidal Silver for Ringworm: Apply colloidal silver gel to affected at least 2 times per day. Once the fungus subsides, with only dead, dry skin remaining, apply a soothing natural lotion such as coconut oil, 100% unrefined shea butter or Colloidal Silver Cream.

This treatment can also be used on animals.

Carefully read through my blog post about Colloidal Silver Facts, Benefits and Risks for complete details on silver’s history, its uses and a list of the pathogens it obliterates. Related: Colloidal silver for ear & eye infection, pink eye.

BABY EWOK ANNOUCEMENT!

…and oh ya, in case you’re wondering how my Greedy Grandbaby is doing, she’s now 4 months old now, but is no longer human. She has joined the ranks of the elite Baby Ewok. We’ve already signed a contract for her cameo appearance in the next Star Wars movie. baby ewok

Next Week on Yum Yucky

Flat Abs Food Haul is coming! These video hauls will feature the tastiest, flat abs friendly meals spotted in grocery stores. And nope, where not talking about lettuce and tomatoes, because life ain’t all about veggies. I’ll be stalking every single grocery aisle to bring you the low down on flat abs friendly foods in every section of the store. If you haven’t already subscribe to my Youtube channel so you don’t miss an episode!

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Greedy Recipe! Healthy Grilled Cheese Sammich with a secret ingredient

Nope. You do NOT have to banish grilled cheese from your stomach to lose weight. This healthy grilled cheese has a spin that makes it even tastier than the traditional recipe. And it comes with a secret ingredient that I’m about to reveal!

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healthy grilled cheese

GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • 2 slices cheese
  • 2-3 tomato slices
  • 6 baby spinach leaves (approximate)
  • salt & pepper
  • secret ingredient! 1-2 tsp coconut oil (instead of butter)

DELICIOUS DIRECTIONS

  1. Quickly heat tomato slices & spinach on low heat to slightly warm tomatoes and wilt the spinach. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  2. Construct unheated sammich with bread by placing the tomatoes and spinach between the cheese slices.
  3. Melt coconut oil in pan until hot, then place constructed sammich into pan. Heat until golden brown.
  4. Add more coconut oil to pan before cooking other side of sammich.
  5. The sammich may cook faster with coconut oil compared to using butter. Watch your temperature and cooking time closely!
  6. Now CHEW

The coconut oil makes this a high level, posh sammich that is way better than using butter, so don’t be afraid to try it. I’ve noshed on many different brands of coconut oil. My taste buds have decided that Nutiva Coconut Oil is the best. But don’t get too caught up in brands. Just start enjoy coconut oil right away!

nutiva coconut oil

Just like everything in life, excess is not good for you. Grilled cheese is one of those things I recommend you enjoy no more than 1-2 times per month. Now go whip up some cheesy sammiches — one for you and two for me.

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The Video! Proven Methods to Prevent Stomach Flu: Natural Remedies I Use, Including Dosages

Hey guys! This is a follow up to my 2013 blog post, Proven Methods to Avoid Stomach Flu. The questions, emails and comments continue to roll in, as well as the success stories! It was requested that I put together an Avoid Stomach Flu video with more info, so here it is!

Consider using these tips to safeguard yourself against the stomach flu and share this video with your family and friends.

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Workout With Me: Fitness Missions for Week of Jan 19th, plus a pic of me & my mom!

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Awww yeah! Come bask in your daily fitness missions for this week. Didn’t plan on moving your body? Well at least DO THIS.

  • Monday: 2 rounds of 10 alternating triceps kickbacks with challenging weight  + 5 tricep pushups
  • Tuesday: 10 second plank hold + 2 pushups. Repeat the circuit until failure.
  • Wednesday: 10 alternating side kick-through burpees ~ see the demo vid below
  • Thursday: Squat, front kick left. Squat, front kick right. 10 reps total.
  • Friday: 30 alternating front punches with light weight (3-5 lbs). Keep body & core stable in wide, bent knee sumo position as you punch it out.

MEAL PLANNING HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Homemade waffles with a side of bacon slices. It’s breakfast for dinner!
  • Chicken Parm Sammiches ~ chicken breast is breaded then baked, not fried.
  • Kick-Azz Power Sammich

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My mom came to visit us this past week. Here’s a pic of us a dinner! And in case you’re wondering, I had chicken breast with roasted veggies and a few sips of wine. BOOM!

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Have a fabulous week! Work hard. Sweat hard. Make this a week of no regrets.

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Weekend News Flash! Flourless Cookie Recipe, Canadian Food Crimes Soar, and an Intermittent Fasting Success Story

The weekend is here and I’m ready to get lazy crazy! Make sure you’re here on Sunday when the next Workout With Me fitness missions will be posted. Now let’s get to the news ya’ll…

CANADIAN SYRUP CRIMES

Wait….what ‘da hell is going on? Syrup crimes up north have increased 100% compared to previous years. Canadian syrup is too damn precious to be crime-ing with. This is an outrage.

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 FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES RECIPE

Awww yeah! White flour carbs are no good for our waistlines. That’s why this flourless cookie recipe from The Wannabe Chef looks epic-ly delicious. It’s perfect for your treat day without the guilt. Check out the recipe and enjoy some cookie monstah splendor. If you want to cut back on the sugar, a stevia bakling blend is a fabulous substitute.

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flourless cookies recipe

INTERMITTENT FASTING SUCCESS STORY!

Hot dang, this makes me smile. A friend on Facebook shared that, just last week, she paired my Intermittent Fasting tips (using a 12p to 8pm eating window) with the Weight Watchers point system. And the results so far? She lost 4.4 pounds in her first week! She mentioned that her nighttime snacking is now in control. I’m very proud of her decision to get healthy and celebrating her success with cartwheels and gymnastics splits. woohaaa!!!

Next Week on Yum Yucky

It’s the season for that wretched stomach flu, and since the publishing of my post on Proven Methods to Avoid Stomach Flu, my Inbox has been flooded with follow up questions. So I’m doing a video! The vid will go live on Monday and show you how I mix my anti-stomach flu concoctions, what dosages I use on myself and the kids, and much more. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my Youtube channel so you don’t miss this.

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Easy Curried Spinach with Tomatoes & Basil

Oh yesss. Easy Curried Spinach is flat abs friendly and wildly delicious as a side dish. It takes less than 5 minutes to make. You ready to whip this thang up?

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GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS

  • 1 extra-large handful fresh spinach
  • 3-4 basil leaves, chopped into large pieces
  • 1 small tomato cut into large chunks, or handful of halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 heaping tsp coconut oil for sauteeing
  • sprinklings of curry powder
  • salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste

“SO DANG EASY” DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt coconut oil in heated pan, then add tomatoes, spinach and basil until wilted.
  2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic power & curry to your liking. Be careful to add the seasoning slowly and taste as go.
  3. Brace yourself for the deliciousness and be amazed.

I actually ate this for breaking last weekend instead of chowing down on bacon and waffles. And look! Yesterday for lunch I broke my daily fast with a plate of curried spinach, baked sweet potato & egg scramble. It was gurrrd.

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Including curry in your diet protects against cancer and Alzheimer’s. Check out all the health benefits of curry and enjoy your meal!

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Legs and Booty Workout: Stairless Step Climbing

No stairs? No problem! This legs and booty workout is designed to simulate the lower body burn of stair climbing. Grab a sturdy step or bench and I’ll show you how. Let’s go!

Would you like to workout with me? Check this week’s complete list of daily workout missions. Add the moves to a workout you already have planned, or tackle each mission as a quickie stand-alone if you’re short on time. Either way, let’s get it done together.

Holla at me in the comments if you plan on eating clean and sweating hard this week. BOOM!

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Workout With Me! Workout Missions for Week of Jan 12th, plus What I’m Eating During the Week

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They’re baaack! It’s the daily workout missions all up in yo’ face. This week is filled with leg workouts dedicated to Caroline S. on Facebook. You asked for leg workouts, you got it, girlfriend.

  • Monday: Stair climbs without steps. Yup! 30 on each leg. Check back for Monday’s demo video on how to do this.
  • Tuesday: 3 rounds of ~ 20 sumo squat pulses + 5 pushups.
  • Wednesday: 3 rounds of ~ 25 kettlebell or dumbbell swings + 20 mountain climbers. Sweat it hard out!
  • Thursday: 3 rounds of ~ 5 slow, deep squats with challenging weight, then 10 second hold in deep squat.
  • Friday: 3 rounds of ~ 20 seconds high knee jog + 10 alternating reverse lunges

WHAT I TYPICALLY EAT DURING THE WEEK

Breakfast: I continue to do Intermittent Fasting on weekdays. This week marks my 1-year anniversary of IF! I gulp a Kombucha drink as soon as I wake up each morning and don’t eat any food until about 1pm.

Lunch: It’s important for my lunches to contain protein, greens and healthy carbs to support my fitness. Cajun-baked Tilapia with a baked sweet potato and veggies is my go-to lunch. Caesar salad with chicken breast is another lunchtime favorite, or a delicious bowl of stir fry veggies over a small portion of brown rice. When needed, everything is cooked using coconut or olive oil — no butter. I typically don’t deviate from these packed meals during the week because they are easy to make and downright delicious.

Snacks: I love to nosh on things like: Carrots with spicy black bean hummus, steamed broccoli, or a Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna Bar (omg, so good!)

Dinner: I’ve been eating a lot of salad lately. Two-a-day on salads (lunchtime & dinner) is becoming a common occurrence. The more salad it eat, the more I crave it. When I’m not eating salad I do family winter meals that warm the tummy, like homemade chili, grilled cheese with tomato soup, or a loaded baked potato — easy on the sour cream!

Have a great week and press on towards your goals. YOU are in control! Please leave a comment to let me know how you’re doing this week.

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Weekend News Flash: Is homemade makeup weird, the problem with chewing gum, and a creamy strawberry-pineapple salad dressing recipe.

News Flash Friday is now officially Weekend News Flash. Nosh on these hot topics and join in the conversation. I love it when you comment! XO!

HOMEMADE MAKEUP

Would you do this? It’s homemade foundation made from arrowroot & cocoa powder. The full recipe is here. Not sure if I could pull off making my own batch, but one benefit I do see is being able to snack on your face if hungry. The dead skin cells you accidentally consume is comparable to zombie-eatin’ dietary fiber.

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TWO PROBLEMS WITH CHEWING GUM

For years experts have said that chewing gum staves off hunger. I’ve tried it. It works for a while but then the hunger pangs come right back again. This graphic makes a connection between chewing gum and stomach bloat. Interesting, huh? Another sad thing about gum is that every single label I look at contains one of those toxic, artificial sweetener crapstuffs: Sucralose or Aspartame. I have yet to find a piece of gum that doesn’t contain one of these ingredients, and that really sucks.

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CREAMY STRAWBERRY-PINEAPPLE SALAD DRESSING

((insert foodgasm here)). I’m intrigued by this…

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Check out the video to see how Chef Rosa blends these ingredients into a delicious-looking dressing. It’s very simple to make and obviously much healthier than bottled dressings.

Please check back this Sunday when I will be posting the Mini Workout Missions for next week. If you ain’t movin’ that body, then you ain’t getting fit!

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