Posts Tagged ‘lean’

Workout Wednesday: Chops to Get Cut

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 03/04/2015 at 10:00

Have you ever chopped wood before?

My brother in †CHRIST†, Joe, says that he got a great workout from it growing up.

We who aren’t lumberjacks, like Paul Bunyan or my bro-in-law, still can reap the benefits of slicing and dicing …

Shake Weight


At least with going with the motions!

With legs slightly bent, bring your hands together, sweep upward then diagonally down while turning your core.

Therefore, you’re working out your arms and more: lunging with your legs, as well as trimming your waistline

Interesting timing that my hometown just had an incident involving ax violence. I wrote this before hearing that news and by no means condone aerobic activity for crime. Best wishes for the victim and hopes for the suspect’s repent. 

Foodie Friday: Fight Night & Game Grub ~ SBXLIX Edition

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/06/2015 at 11:45

With last weekend being full of festivities, we were in great food and company! My LMT girl Lisa and her hubby hosted Fight Night (UFC main event: Anderson Silva post-2013 leg injury) on Super Bowl Sunday Eve! Then I watched the Big Game with my Papa Jun!

The commonalities between both meals were:

    • pizza (Little Caesar’s & Pizza Hut)
    • dip (Ranch & Nutella)
    • oodles of noodles (post-fight & pre-game)
    • veggies (fresh & roasted)

Fight Night Feast: {clockwise from top L} Little Caesar’s Pretzel Pizza from yours truly * fruit w/chocolate fondue made by yours truly (Nutella & Philadelphia Cream Cheese) * veggies w/Ranch dressing * slider sandwiches w/Dijon mustard, turkey & cheese (either Swiss or Munster)


Portion control: Lisa sliced the pizza into smaller pieces, so more could be up for grabs!


These slider sandwiches were a hit! Hands down: they scored a touchdown @ this table!


Fun fact: Did you know that you burn more calories than you consume when you munch on celery due to the crunch? Challenge accepted!


After the fruit was gone, a fellow cat mama & I turned to the carrots to dip into the chocolate!


To top off my plate, I had my green drink to toast!


Post-Fight: Rice Noodles w/meatballs ~ looks like this yummy bowl is Lisa‘s version of Pho!


Pre-Game: My Ramen w/Salsa + P.I. Cheese on Toast


Yes’sir, I AM the Ranch B*tch: from my salad to pizza (Supreme from the Hut)


Almond Joy Pie: filled w/Nutella but bittersweet due to the Seahawks’ SB loss


This post-game croissant-reminiscant breakfast: Cookie & Cocoa Butter Swirl goes nuts w/pecans & almonds ~ shaped like a ♥heart♥ for ♥Valentine’s♥ Day!


Coffee pairs well w/Cookie & Cookie & Cocoa Butter Swirl + croissant!


My Nanay satisfied my chili craving with this Super Bowl Southwestern-Style Chili Bowl! Maraming Salamat Po, Mommy Aya! Ma sarap!



Add cheese to the mix!



Dallop of Daisy: Add sour cream to the mix!



Add avocado to the mix!



Spoon ready to scoop ~ so ladle it on to lick!



Let’s double-dip those chips!



Chili Chip Pie, oh my!


My mom went happy on kale, both in the chili & in these chips baked in EVOO + in this green drink complete con más avocado!



Again, Context Media Health has been on point, as if it’s been reading my mind ~ this time, about Black Beans & Avocados!


Workout Wednesday: Go Lean in 2015 Routine

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 01/14/2015 at 15:45

To 🔔ring🎊 in 🎆2015🎇 with a 💥bang🔫 and a 👊pow🌟 do 20 reps or secs of these 15 moves:

👣 Let’s Go… 👟

1. Jumping Jacks* to pump up your heart💓
2. Burpees/Leap Frog🐸: squat, leap up and drop down to plank, then push up to starting position
3. Mountain🗻 Climbers: from plank, twist each knee up to alternating sides
4. 🏉Football🏈 Fun Run🏁 (in spirit of the NFL playoffs: back up on your feet and sprint in place then to each side for 20 seconds
5. Dance💃: freestyle to whatever jams🎧 you have going
💪Tone Up🎶 (20 repetitions)
6. Sit-ups: roll over on your back and give me 20 more for your core (your choices of v-ups with arms and legs stretched out then together, crunches with your feet flat and your arms crossed over your chest or behind your head, or bicycle abs with your elbows alternating to your knees)
7. Push-ups: drop down and give me 20 (you can mix it up with wide or narrow arms, to work your chest and tris, respectively)
8. Renegade Row: from plank, use light resistance (i.e., dumb bells, wrist weights, water bottles) to row up (for your back)
9. Curls: while lunging (for your legs), use same light resistance to curl up (for your arms)
10. Clean & Press: while squatting, use heavier resistance (i.e., bar, basket, book) to press up (for your shoulders)
️Cool Down⛄️ (seated💺 exercises)
11. Neck Rolls: roll your neck around clockwise 10x and counter-clockwise 10x
12. Shoulder Rolls: roll your shoulders forward 10x and backward 10x
13. Butterfly: while sitting, bring the soles of your feet together with your hands🙌 clasped around them (to stretch your arms and legs) and breathe deeply for 20 secs
14. 🐱Cat🐈 🐄Cow: on hands and knees, arch back facing downward, then flatten back while raising your face 20x
15. Child’s Pose: on knees, extend arms overhead and relax for 20 secs ~ you’re done! For now… 😉

A mantra phrase during the JJs may help keep you at bay and the momentum going!

You Got This ~ & I Got This ‘n the ‘lene! #DISPObustAFlow 🎤