Mom’s Monday Mingle #83


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And the winner is….. (drum roll)…

HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training! According to the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) the number one 2014 fitness trend is HIIT.

2014 Best Fitness Trend

What is HIIT?

HIIT is exactly what it says – High Intensity Interval Training. Twenty seconds of high intensity (all you got) training followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times (or 4 minutes).

Why HIIT?

What makes this workout so popular?

First off, according to all of the hype, you can burn fat faster with shorter exercise durations by doing HIIT instead of steady state cardio. The theory is that the after burn of doing HIIT is higher than that of steady state cardio so you are burning a higher percentage of calories even after you have finished your workout. Summary: Less working out, more fat burning!

Secondly, it’s not so freakin boring! While performing HIIT you are constantly changing what you are doing so there is no opportunity for getting bored. Many people give up on their steady state cardio because it is just so damn monotonous and boring! Summary: Not boring!

Thirdly, heart health. Again, according to all the hype, while performing HIIT you are actually building a stronger heart. You force the heart to work extremely hard and then you allow it to recover, This is the same thing you do when lifting weights – force them to work hard than allow them to recover. So, it would make sense that it would apply to your cardiovascular system as well, right? Summary – Healthy, strong heart.

Try it!

Here’s an example of a 24 minute HIIT workout. Try it and let me know what you think!

**Remember to get a proper warm up prior to starting this HIIT session.

Round 1:

Mountain climbers x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Jumping jacks x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Repeat 4 times (4 minutes)

Round 2:

Jump Squat x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Push up x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Repeat 4 times (4 minutes)

Round 3:

Knee Highs x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Boat Twist x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Repeat 4 times (4 minutes)

Round 4:

Burpee x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Tricep Dips x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Repeat 4 times (4 minutes)

Round 5:

Pushup + Spiderman x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

In & Out Abs x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Repeat 4 times (4 minutes)

Round 6:

Plank Tuck Jumps x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Butt kicks x 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds.

Repeat 4 times (4 minutes)

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Banana Splits For Breakfast!

Yes, you read that correctly!

We had banana splits for breakfast this morning and they were super yummy and healthy. I adapted the recipe from my Clean Eating Magazine.

So maybe my banana split didn’t have ice cream or sugary chocolate syrup but it tasted just like dessert and the kids loved it. They both asked for seconds which is rare.

You can use sugar-free strawberry preserves or make up your own strawberry preserves the night before. I sliced up strawberries and added Agave syrup. I let the strawberries sit in the refrigerator overnight. Either way banana splits for breakfast will be a hit!

This tasty breakfast is easy to assemble and only has only 247 calories and 12 grams of protein.

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Banana Splits For Breakfast!
Serves: 1
 

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup of cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup of greek yogurt (vanilla flavored)
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup of strawberry preserve from the night before
  • 1 TBSP of Agave syrup
  • 1 TBSP of unsalted peanuts

Instructions
  1. Slice banana open. Add cottage cheese and yogurt mixture. Top with strawberries and peanuts.

 

 

Enjoy!!!

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Mom’s Monday Mingle #82


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