Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

photo provided courtesy of

Another great recipe from one of my favorite blogs Elana's Pantry:

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast

2 tablespoons olive oil

¼ cup lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, pressed

¼ cup fresh rosemary, minced

½ teaspoon celtic sea salt

1.In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary and salt

2.Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and place in an 7 x 11 inch pyrex baking dish

3.Pour marinade over chicken, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 6 hours

4.Heat grill and cook chicken for 5-7 minutes per side until browned and cooked in the center


Note: the recipe is to be credited to

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shape Up without Shape Up shoes ;)

As I posted on my facebook page yesterday, Dr. Oz finally said on TV that Shape Ups are not gonna get you in shape. You get better results and more benefits from exercising for a few minutes every day instead of wearing those ugly shoes.

This is what we are gonna do in today's Baby Boot Camp class:

Side Step Ups (high bench)
Decline Push Ups & Reach
Squats with your baby or DB
Resisted Side Steps
One Arm Row w Lunges Back & Knee Up
M. Climbers
Shoulder Lateral Raises
Biceps Curls (One arm at a time)
Triceps Extensions

Enjoy! Get in Shape!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Total Body Fat Burning Workout

Walking Lunges DB
Push Ups on 1 leg
Side Lunges DB
Back Row + Squats (R. Bands)
Resisted Side Steps (R. Bands)
Shoulder Presses DB
Sumo Squats DB
Biceps Curls
Triceps Overhead Extensions
Plank + Butt Kick
Jumping Jacks/Jump Rope

Repeat 3x 10-15 reps each.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Resistance Bands Workout, Wednesday 8-4-10

Bring your resistance bands today if you are coming to class. We will be doing 3 sets of the following exercises:

Lunge Back & Back Row
Resisted Side Steps
Squat & Explosive Jumping Jack

4 push ups + 4 mountain climbers
Side Lunges
Sideways Burpees

Walking Lunges & Running Backwards
Biceps Curls & Shoulder Press
Overhead Triceps Extensions

Repeat each section 2x.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Interval Training, Tuesday 8-3-10


today's workout will be intervals focused on Strength and Balance. You will need dumbells, resistance band and jump rope. We will be doing 3 min of strength and 2 min of cardio.

Lunge Forward w Torso Twist (DB) - 1 min
Plank w Row (DB) - 1 min
Courtesy Squats w Biceps Curls - 1 min
Jump Rope - 2 min

Squat w Shoulder Press (DB) - 1 min
Push Ups w Superman Plank - 1 min
Triceps Dips - 1 min
Jump Rope - 2 min

Lunge Back w High Row (R. Band) - 1 min
Power Jacks - 1 min
One Leg Dead Lifts (DB) - 1 min
Jump Rope - 2 min

Repeat each section 2-3x.

I hope to see you in class ;)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cardio & Core, Monday 8-2-10

Today is our Cardio & Core Monday. We are going to run/powerwalk our 4 mile loop and then stop 2x to perform our core exercises.

1st stop:
"V" Sits
Russian Twists
Mountain Climbers
Side Plank Reach
=> repeat 2x (30 reps each)

2nd stop:
Squat and Crunch
Plank Superman
Side "V" Sits
Breakdancing Abs
=> repeat 2x (30 reps each)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chicken Salad with Almonds

photo provided courtesy of

Today I would like to share with you a recipe from one of my favorite websites for Chicken Salad with Almonds

2 cups chicken, shredded (use last night's chicken)

1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1 cup dried cranberries

3 apples, sliced and chopped

4 cups mesclun greens

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt

1.Place the almonds in a pan over low heat and toast them, while you core, slice and chop the apples

2.Remove almonds from heat when they are lightly browned

3.In a large salad bowl, toss together chicken, (warm) almonds, cranberries, chopped apples and mesclun greens

4.Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, toss, then sprinkle with salt


Serves 6 to 8

The recipe is to be credited to

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday 7-30-10 Workout

For today's workout we did 1 minute of each exercise and repeated it 5x:

Squat Square Jumps
Spiderman Push Ups
Sideways Burpee
Squat, Lunge & Kick

Note: The video is a bit shaky beacause I was holding a baby while recording it. But hopefully it will give you and idea what the exercises look like.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby Boot Camp Class, Thursday 7-29-10

Have you missed today's class? No worries, below is the workout we did this morning and you can try it at home while your baby is napping. If you come to Baby Boot Camp classes regularly you should be able to remember the correct technique of the exercises below. If you cannot remember or are not sure how to perform the exercises below, ask me next time when you come to class and I will be happy to explain you everything step by step ;) We used Dumbbells and Resistance Bands for this workout.

Warm Up: 1 mile power walking / jogging

Circuit Training:
Step Ups
Chest Press
Lunge Back with Shoulder Press
One Arm Back Row standing on one leg
Resisted Side Steps
Mountain Climbers
Sumo Swing Squats
Side Plank
Biceps Curls
Triceps Dips

For the best results, repeat the circuit 2-3 times 15-20 repetitions for each exercise.

More Cardio: 1 mile powerwalking/jogging

Abs: Abs Crunch Routine (click here for video)

Note: Please cosult your physicain before starting this or any other exercise program.