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    Common Exercise Obstacles

    Like any new change, increasing your exercise routine can be hard to stick with it. Determine what your obstacles are, think about small steps you can take and develop a strategy to overcome them. In time, this will become your new normal.

    Not Enough Time

    Schedule time in your calendar to work-out just like you would a meeting or appointment.  You can also add short ten-minute walks or other activity three times during the day if you don’t have time for a full workout.

    Exercise is Boring

    Choose activities you enjoy! You don’t have to just run on a treadmill to get a good workout. Go on walks with friends, enroll in a swim class, or go to group workout classes.

    Self-Conscious of Appearance

    Don’t get negative with yourself! Focus on your strength after your workout and all the benefits you’re gaining. You can also avoid the crowd by running in the mornings or doing an exercise video at home versus going to a gym.

    Too Tired

    Regular exercise will give you energy! Try working out first thing in the morning or pack your gym bag and head straight to the gym after work so you don’t have a chance to go home and get comfortable on the couch.

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    The Perfect Green Smoothie + A Protein Packed Twist

    If you’ve ever blended a quick smoothie on-the-go, or Googled the perfect green smoothie, odds are you’ve heard of the gals over at Simple Green Smoothies. But, if this is a new journey for you, or you’re looking for our Protein Packed Twist, you’ve come to the right place! So here it is… Simple Green Smoothie’s Beginners Luck smoothie, plus our Protein bonus including Whey of Life Protein Powder. Because of its flavorless quality, you can add this powder to any drink, smoothie or food for an added protein punch.

    Spoiler Alert ** Keep reading after the recipe for another time-saving healthy idea! 

    Beginners Luck Green Smoothie + Our Protein Boost

    The Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie is a great beginner friendly green smoothie. It’s full of iron, potassium and vitamins galore— AND tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit.

    • 1 cup fresh spinach
    • 1 cup water
    • .5 cup pineapple*
    • .5 cup mango*
    • 1 banana (peeled)
    • 1/4 cup Vanilla (or flavorless) Protein Powder
    1. Place spinach and water in blender. Puree until smooth.
    2. Add fruit and blend again.

    *Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

     

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    Stop Ruining Your Spring & Summer Salads

    5602 Dressing Cruet 3With summer just around the corner, and gardens coming in like crazy, salads are probably going to start appearing on your menu more and more. Well, if they’re not, that’s another blog topic! As I started planning out the salads that I would be making for my family this spring, I found this amazing gadget that I honestly can’t live without now!

    The Dressing Cruet is the perfect nutrition tool that will help you keep your salad super healthy… and flavorful! How many times have you ruined a perfectly good salad by adding too much salad dressing? For me, it’s been too many times to count! With this particular nutrition tool, you won’t have to think about, or measure out, how much salad dressing to put on your salad. Plus, it becomes impossible to overload it with extra calories from the dressing. Salad dressing is frequently overused which adds unwanted calories and leaves uneaten pools of salad dressing in the bottom of your salad bowl at each meal.

    The dressing cruet measures, mixes and dispenses one serving of dressing so you can be confident in your portions, and yourself. This handy little nutrition tool holds one cup of either a homemade salad dressing or a pre-purchased one and comes with an emulsifier that aids in the mixing of your homemade dressing ingredients.

    Don’t feel like being original? The dressing Cruet also includes three different salad dressing recipes right on the bottle. Some days, the last thing you want to be doing when making dinner or preparing your salad for lunch is to have to look up a salad dressing recipe. Since using the Dressing Cruet, I have already found my favorite dressing recipe! I’ve included it below. So, go ahead and give it a shot! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

    Classic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
    Ingredients
    1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    1 tablespoon chopped shallots
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    1/8 teaspoon pepper
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    Preparation: Combine vinegar, shallots, salt, Dijon mustard, and pepper. Gradually add olive oil, stirring until incorporated.
    Source: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/classic-vinaigrette