Get Lean Before Spring Weight Loss Challenge!

Yes Get Lean Before Spring Weight Loss challenge is back! I failed the first time but I’m back and ready to give it 100% sweat equity! The same rules apply set a realistic goal and just make it happen everyday. A clear plan is all you need to get you feeling and looking your best by the time the layers come off. Join me online I’m going to post my workouts and meal plans for the week on this blog, if your serious about leaning out send in your comments and what your doing to lean out. Join me on Monday March 30th to May 2nd, let’s make it fun and challenging! A sample post will look like this: 1. Meal plan and grocery list for the week 2. 4 minute workout video once a week 3. Weekly progress This week my lean exercises included the four clips below. If you want to add them to your workout try doing each one for 1 minutes and repeat them 4 time. Make sure your muscles are warmed up and ready for the high impact moves. THIGH BURNER: Click to open the kickboxing combo video kickboxing clip Click to open Plank Circles video circles Click to open Glute fat burn video glutes Click to open Mountain Climb video mountain climb Make sure you have some heart pumping music to lean out  to and stretch after your workout! Lean with it,...
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Get Lean Before Spring Challenge!

OK Guys I failed the challenge! I have to start over (right away)! I won’t beat myself up to much but I am disappointed, I should have been more dedicated and focused. So, back to the drawing board I hope your going to join me and feed back is encouraged.
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Smoothie Wars

How do you get kids to eat healthy and have fun while they’re doing it? Challenge them to a smoothie contest! Children love to create in the kitchen, and these vitamin-packed drinks satisfy hunger while offering a delicious afterschool alternative to prepackaged sugary, starchy snacks. Kids will love going to “war” with siblings, friends, and even parents! Who can make the most flavorful, the prettiest, the greenest, or the ugliest smoothie? Which recipe uses the craziest ingredients? Whose concoction has the coolest name? The beauty of making a smoothie is that there’s no wrong way to do it. You can mix and match ingredients to your liking and don’t need to measure exact amounts. You are limited only by your imagination! The best part is that these nutrient-rich masterpieces can be whipped up in about five minutes. Provide an array of fresh ingredients for your junior chefs, like bananas, watermelon, pears, apples, pineapple, berries, yogurt, and fruit juice or milk. Instead of plain or vanilla yogurt, kick up the flavor profile with kid-friendly options, like caramel, chocolate cherry, pineapple-coconut, strawberry cheesecake, orange cream, or mint chocolate. And consider opting for Greek yogurt, which contains twice the protein of regular yogurt. For fewer calories, replace whole milk (typically 148 calories per cup) with vanilla-almond (90 calories) or coconut-almond milk (60 calories). These nutrient-rich almond blends actually provide 50% more calcium than milk and will add rich, nutty undertones to the recipe. If you prefer to use juice as your liquid base, try orange, apple, grape, mango, pomegranate, pineapple, or a mix of these sweet nectars. In addition to the fresh fruit, add about a ½ cup of frozen blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries, along with two or three ice cubes. This will make for a thick and frosty beverage. And if you’re giving out scores to Smoothie War competitors, be sure to award bonus points to the chefs who add a handful of vitamin-rich spinach or kale leaves to the blender. They can rest assured that the taste-testing panel won’t detect a hint of green vegetable in their smoothie—all they’ll experience is the refreshing burst of fruity flavors!...
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Summer Theater in the Park

DON’T MISS THIS FABULOUS OUTDOOR EVENT AT WOLFE PARK STARTING TONIGHT! Get ready for another exciting summer of live theater in southwestern Connecticut!  In 2014, Two Planks will be taking audiences to the gritty streets of London with our production of the timeless classic Oliver!  We look forward to your joining us for a fun and exciting evening of theater under the stars. 2014 Summer Workshop Production – OLIVER! Training and performance workshop for actors ages 9-18 Want to purchase tickets?  You can buy tickets online and have them emailed directly to you! Performances:  July 31, August 1,2 (with potential rain dates/location as necessary) Location: Wolfe Park, 285 Fan Hill Road, Monroe, CT What’s more, for the first time every TPTC will be performing outdoors at Wolfe Park in Monroe! Plus, also for the first time, TPTC is offering theater goers the opportunity for dinner and a show.  Join us for an evening of great theater and let your meal be prepared and waiting for you when you arrive.  Gates open at 6:30 for pre-show picnic...
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V’s Style Diary

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Fit and Fabulous

Make your body fit and fabulous one recipe at a time! Try this simple Middle Eastern Tabouli salad! Ingredients: ½ pound uncooked bulgur wheat 1 bunch green onions, chopped 4 cups loosely packed fresh parsley (stems removed) ½ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves (optional) ¾ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, finely chopped 2 tomatoes, seeded, finely chopped 1 cup crumbled feta cheese Directions: Cover bulgur wheat with cold water and soak for 30 minutes; drain thoroughly. Transfer to a large bowl or glass baking dish. Combine green onions and parsley in food processor bowl fitted with a steel blade; pulse briefly to blend to a coarse chopped consistency. Add lemon juice, olive oil and salt; pulse until blended; pour parsley mixture over bulgur wheat and toss to blend. Press mixture flat in bowl or baking dish, cover and refrigerate overnight to completely hydrate bulgur wheat and allow flavors to develop. Add fine chopped cucumber and tomato to salad and toss to blend. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over salad and toss to blend. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed (if too tangy or dry, add additional olive oil, if too mild add additional lemon juice). Serve with warm grilled flatbread cut into hearty wedges, if desired Recipe Courtesy of : http://www.foodchannel.com Fit Move of the Month: Get your V shape with the One Arm Row http://www.vaniasbootcamp.com/loft/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/One-Arm-Row.mp4 Muscle: Latissimus Doris, Rhomboids, Middle Trapezius, Rear Deltoids, Biceps The one arm row can help you create that V shape we all strive for; the perfect hour glass...
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