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Recipe of the day...Italian Marinated Vegetable Salad!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Italian Marinated Vegetable Salad

Prep Time:
15 min
Total Time:
3 hr 15 min
14 servings, 1/2 cup each

1/2 lb. fresh green beans, cut in half
2 cups cauliflower florets
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
1 cup sliced stuffed green olives
1/4 cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing and Marinade

ADD beans and cauliflower to boiling water in saucepan; cook until crisp-tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water; drain again. Place in bowl.

ADD remaining ingredients; mix lightly. Cover.

REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until chilled.

Nutrition Info. Per Serving:
Calories 80
Total fat 6 g
Saturated fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Carbohydrate 7 g
Dietary fiber 2 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 2 g



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The 'I'm Too Busy to Work Out' Workout


Grab a dumbbell with your left hand and stand with your feet hip-distance apart (A). Take a giant step back with your left leg, crossing it behind your right. Bend your knees and lower your hips until your right thigh is parallel to the floor. At the same time, raise your left arm straight out in front of you to shoulder height (B). Return to the starting position. Complete a full set, then switch sides.

REPS 10-12


Stay focused by setting GOALS!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I really liked this blog, it is from Jillian Michaels, so I thought I would share!

Stay Focused by Setting Goals

You can't achieve success if you're not moving toward something. Think about your ultimate long-term goal, and then break it down into less overwhelming mini-goals. Then find some incentives to help you stay the course. What kinds of goals am I talking about? The ambitious and attainable ones.
First: Think long and hard about what you want. Make sure your goals are actually things you want to achieve, not what society dictates or what your family or friends want for you. Ultimately your life is yours and you must live it for yourself. I know you might be thinking that's selfish, but so what? Sometimes being a little selfish is a good thing, especially if it enables you to take care of yourself.

Second: Remember, goals are not inflexible roadblocks meant to make you feel badly about yourself. If you don't accomplish a goal exactly on schedule, so what? You can't predict what life is going to throw your way but you CAN choose the way you react to situations that come up. That is where your power lies. If you fall off the wagon, just get back on no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

Third: We all have to be realistic when we set our goals. I'm 5 feet 2 inches, and I have a stocky build. I am never going to be a petite little waif, no matter how hard I work. I also want to make a difference in the world, but something tells me I probably don't stand a good chance of running for president. Instead, I set goals that are realistic and productive. I am 5 feet 2 and stocky, but I am going to be the most fit 5-feet-2 muscle chick I can. I might not be president, but I can teach people how to be healthier and happier by empowering them to change their lives.

Make sense? The bottom line is that goals provide direction. They help bring a focus to our lives so that we can live our dreams no matter how big or how small they may be.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DANNIELO 12/22/2008 6:37AM

  If you'd like a tool for setting your goals, you can use this web application:


You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
A mobile version is available too.

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KSTYLEFITNESS 11/17/2008 1:34PM

    Jillian rocks, hands down! I so wanta be as knowledgeable as her.

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Recipe of the day..Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider

2 quarts apple cider
6 cups cranberry juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 lemon, thinly sliced

In a large pot, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves and lemon slices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove cinnamon, cloves, and lemon slices. Serve hot.

Nutrition at a glance:
Servings Per Recipe 25 amount
per serving

Calories 81 cal
Protein 0.1g
Total Fat 0.2g
Sodium 5mg
Cholesterol 0mg
Carbohydrates 20.5g
Fiber 0.7g



Monday, November 17, 2008

The 'I'm Too Busy to Work Out' Workout!



Assume a pushup position with your hands directly beneath your shoulders on a low step and feet on the floor (A). Simultaneously raise your right arm to ear level and lift your left foot to hip height, pointing your toes and keeping your arms and legs straight (B). Return to start, then repeat with your left arm and right foot. That's one rep.

REPS 10-12


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