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Tassimo Skinny Cappucinno

11 Aug

There’s nothing like a hot beverage to start off a Saturday (or any day for that matter) right! Even if it’s 80+ degrees outside, I tend to lean towards extra, extra, extra hot drinks compared to cold ones; cold ones are best later in the day :).

That’s where my mother’s Tassimo brewer comes into play. Now you know I’m extremely picky about my coffee; the way it’s made, temperature, sweetness, flavorings, and especially the size of the serving are all KEY elements that make coffee go from so-so to gimme more-more! What I like about the Tassimo brewer is that all of the drinks are brewed in a medium (16 ounce) serving, which is what I typically get at Starbucks or the like. We usually just buy the coffee disks and make our own cafe misto but every once in a while we come across the Skinny Cappuccino and it’s a must buy. The skinny cappuccino comes with 2 disks, an espresso disk and a skim milk disk, equalling 35 calories per serving. If you compare the nutrition of a cafe cappuccino made with skim milk (Starbucks 16 ounce cappuccino comes to ~80-90 calories), the Tassimo version (or any home brewer most likely) is the best bang for your calorie buck, and if you’re like myself who doesn’t prefer to drink her calories, that’s the way to go!

To make the PERFECT skinny cappuccino:

  1.  set your disks side by side. this is only for a dramatic start..
  2.  fill your brewer with fresh, cold water. place the milk disk in first, then the espresso disk. this is how baristas make it at a coffee shop.
  3.  place your fave mug underneath the spout and watch her pour!
  4.  ta-da! a homemade, frothy skinny cappuccino. some like it as is, while others like a little flava (vanilla, caramel).

I want to open a coffee shop eventually because it’s another way to express yourself. We are defined by (the skies the limit really) the people we surround ourselves with, the career paths we choose, the clothes we wear, the workouts we do, the foods we eat, the things we choose to believe in, and the way we drink our coffee.

Portion Distortion Quiz!

28 Sep

Quiz time! Today’s post will require you to use your noggin. Portion control is a HUGE issue, especially if you’ve hit a plateau and are trying to find what’s the culprit.

This quiz is solely on serving sizes. Keep a tally of your answers and see how well you did at the end! Good Luck!

  1. What object shows the best serving of a bagel? A) golf ball B) hockey puck C) stack of CDs
  2. What object  shows the best serving of baby carrots? A) golf ball B) half of a tennis ball C) tennis ball
  3. What object shows the best serving of rice/pasta? A) 4 dice B) half of a tennis ball C) tennis ball
  4. What object shows the best serving of DRIED fruit? A) golf ball B) half of a tennis ball C) tennis ball
  5. What object shows the best serving of orange juice (use your imagination) A) golf ball B) half of a tennis ball C) tennis ball
  6. What object shows the best serving of a nut butter? A) shot glass B) half of a tennis ball C) tennis ball (please be correct!)
  7. What object shows the best serving of mixed nuts? A) shot glass B) half of a tennis ball C) tennis ball
  8. What object shows the best serving of cheese? A) 4 dice B) half of a tennis ball C) tennis ball
  9. What object shows the best serving of oil? A) thumb tip B) 4 dice C) shot glass
Stay tuned for the answers!

TRX Circuit

15 Sep

Today’s workout was more of an active recovery. Since no one decided to attend my Weights & Plates class :(, I felt like a TRX circuit was the next to-do. I completed a long run yesterday and definitely felt it today! It’s odd; when I run (and everyone else I’m assuming), my arms stay in 90degree angles. Common-right? Well today when I awoke, my biceps were on FIRE! Seriously felt like I maxed out on curls yesterday to make them this burny..yowsers!

TRX Circuit: 4X-45 seconds

  1. Squat
  2. Atomic Push-up
  3. Alligator
  4. Rows
  5. Balancing Lunge (R/L)
  6. V-sit-up

Remember, proper form and safety cues!

Has anyone else felt a burning sensation in their arms after a run??

3 Circuit Workout

26 Jul

Complete each exercise in the circuit back to back with little rest in between. Do each circuit 2-3X through. Remember: breathe, drink H2O, and proper form.

Circuit 1:

  1. Squat & Overhead Press
  2. Plank & Row
  3. Right Lateral (Side) Lunge & Biceps Curl-Left Lateral (Side) Lunge & Biceps Curl

Circuit 2:

  1. Plie (Sumo) Squat & Lateral (Side) Raise
  2. Reverse Lunge & Medicine ball Rotation (towards front knee)
  3. Side Plank Hip Push-up

Circuit 3:

  1. Seated Russian Twist
  2. Scissor Abs
  3. Super(wo)man

*Track your progress!