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Summer fruit salad

 

Ingredients:

  • Fresh sliced red grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Feta Cheese
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Spinach Leaves
  • Red Cabbage
  • Black Pepper
  • Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing

I’ve got to admit this is one of my favorite salads yet!

Perfect for a hot day, light and refreshing

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EARN your thunder thighs!

thunder thighs

Wall Squat

Lean head, shoulders, lower back, and butt against a wall, with feet about 18 inches in front. Click arrow to see the next step.

Muscles it works: Quadriceps, butt and hamstrings

 

Stair Climber

Stand sideways at the bottom of a staircase. In a scissorlike motion, cross your outer leg to reach the step. Click arrow to see the next step.

Muscles it works: Entire leg

 

Lunge

Stand with hands on hips, legs hip-width apart.

Muscles it works: Hamstrings, butt

 

Ball Squeeze

Sit in a chair, leaning slightly forward, arms at sides, feet flat on the floor. Place a medium-size ball between your legs above your knees, with just enough pressure to hold the ball in place.

Muscles it works: Inner thighs

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Pineapple strawberry summer delight smoothies- with a carrot surprise!

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I may have gone a bit overboard on this morning’s fruit smoothie garnishes… But hey, the bigger the garnish the happier the tummy!

Today is my third day in a row adding veggies to my smoothies, and I’m loving every second of it.

Ingredients:
Pineapple
Strawberries
Peaches
Orange pineapple banana juice
Carrots
Ice

Blend and enjoy!

Don’t worry, to my surprise, I couldn’t even taste the carrots 🙂 Such a great way to sneak some extra nutrients into your day!

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The DO’s and DON’Ts of Push ups-

Good form is SO important when you’re doing push ups. Doing them the wrong way will minimize the effect of the exercise, not to mention potentially strain your neck and wrists.

If I can do these push ups in heels and a dress, you can do them in a sports bra and sneakers!

DON’Ts

  • Don’t stick your butt up in the air
  • Don’t put your hands too close together
  • Don’t strain your neck by trying to look at your toes
  • Don’t forget to breathe between each push up

DO’s

  • Do Have a flat back
  • Do look a little bit in front of you
  • Do put your hands chest length apart
  • Do put your elbows at 90 degrees
  • Do always keep your arms over your wrist

Pushup

Notice how my butt isn’t sticking up, and my elbows are over my wrists!

These may seem like a lot of steps now, but if you keep practicing the right way to do push ups  it will get you to your goal body WAY quicker- and without damaging your precious self.

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Family Fitness

Oh My GOSH this was too cute not to post on my health blog!

Family Fitness

Now this is what I call family fitness!

Getting fit with your family is a GREAT way to keep yourself motivated. Also, it’s so gratifying to know the people that you love are getting healthy right beside you.

 

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Summer Challenge

Welcome Cassii to the beginning list of Fabulous SUMMER RECIPE Challengers:

  1. CARLY
  2. CAROLYN
  3. Edna
  4. Taileen
  5. Brianna
  6. ELISE
  7. Brandon
  8. BRANDIE
  9. AMY
  10. Cassii

If you’d like to join the growing list of followers who are part of the SUMMER CHALLENGE: 2 NEW RECIPES A WEEK!, message me your name HERE and I’ll add you (along with a link to your blog, as well as the two foods you’re thinking about making this week) to this list!

All you have to do is make two new recipes a week till the end of summer and blog about it. So easy, so fun!

Also, don’t forget to post your recipes and send me the link, so I can reblog it on the new official Summer Recipe Challenge page 🙂

Let’s all make friends and fill our bellies with delicious new recipes for summer!