Sweaty September Workouts

by Hillary on September 14, 2014

Catching up from the weekend?

This week’s workouts weren’t too shabby… one rest day more than I’d prefer, but no need to fret about it.

One thing I am fretting about is summer’s departure.

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I am a somewhat bummed that I “lost” my first week of September workouts* due to the technical glitches and blog restore, but I suppose it’s not worth having my panties in a bunch. For all other Weekly Workouts from this year, check out my 2014 Workout Diary.

*4 workouts // 3 rest days

Workouts | Week of September 8

Monday – 3.1 mile run + 4 x 150 jump ropes + 4 x 5 sets of stairs + 5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt & Thighs (3x @ 15lb.)

TuesdayRest

Wednesday20-Minute Tabata Kettlebell Workout (@ 25lb.) + 5 x 12 spinal roll-ups + (2x) 100 rope / 10 jump lunges / 10 jump squats / 10 push-ups + Beach Yoga with Karena

Thursday – 20 min. run + 30 sets of stairs + (10x) 10 KB swings @ 25lb. / 8 push-ups / 6 burpees

FridayRest (Concert!)

Saturday – 4.6 mile park run with Kendra

Sunday – 3.4 mile run + 60 step-ups + 30 jump squats + Sculpted Summer Arms Workout + 3 x 1 min. plank

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Busy week ahead with an adjusted (early morning) work schedule + Health Consultations + IIN school work and conference calls. Looking forward to a couple of “pampering” appointments and a weekend with P…

Have a great week!

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Creamy Coconut Figgy Green Smoothie

by Hillary on September 14, 2014

Earlier this week, I took a twist on my Green Fig & Kale Smoothie and amped up the volume.

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I substituted spinach for the kale (which blends a lot better), increased the amount of frozen banana and hemp seeds, and added a heaping tablespoon of almond butter.

No protein powder needed here; this smoothie packs a nutritional punch with just six simple ingredients.

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Creamy Coconut Figgy Green Smoothie

serves 1* // gluten and dairy-free

  • 3/4 c. Trader Joe’s unsweetened coconut milk beverage (may substitute regular coconut milk)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 large frozen green figs
  • 1 T hemp seeds
  • 1 T creamy almond butter
  • 2 large handfuls fresh spinach

*For reference, it fills a pint glass – that’s one big smoothie!

Nutrition Note >> Figs are high in minerals – including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper - and soluble fiber. They are also a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, E and K.

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If you’re interested in more green smoothie inspiration, be sure to check out Peanut Butter Runner (Jen’s the cutest!). She recently shared a green smoothie video tutorial.

Fig lovers, this Fig, Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese Pizza is for you – enjoy!

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Do you drink smoothies year round?

What’s your secret to making a satisfying smoothie?

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10x Crazier | Blake Shelton Concert

09.13.2014
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The weekend is off to a good start! My girlfriends and I kicked off the weekend with a Blake Shelton concert. A summer outdoor country concert with your closest friends – what could be better? By the way, I just learned that this amphitheater has a capacity of 18,500 (8,000 reserved seats + 10,500 unreserved […]

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Friday Feature | London, Like the City

09.12.2014
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The inaugural Nutrition Nut newsletter was sent out this morning (eeeh, so fun!). If you want to be included on the mailing list and get exclusive Nutrition Nut updates in your inbox, please subscribe by entering your email in the white bar at the top of the blog. * * * It’s back to blogging y’all! […]

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Thursday Things

09.11.2014
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1 // I am totally digging the idea of a Fall Oatmeal Power Bowl with chia and and pepitas… that is, when my morning toast obsession subsides and I crave hot oats again. 2 // I have been making a dozen Orange Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies every week and eating them all to myself… as snacks. They’re healthy […]

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Re-announcing: Free Consultations!

09.09.2014
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Y’all – last Thursday, the blog got sick, real sick. I don’t know if you have noticed, but Nutrition Nut has been under the weather for the past five days! It’s been quite a headache for her mother, to say the least. All things went haywire when I impulsively upgraded to WordPress 4.0. My blog […]

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Pie, Cake, Gelato {& Weekly Workouts x 2}

09.03.2014
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Workouts lately have been a bit low-key. I think traveling to see P/the fam two weekends in a row has something to do with it, but no excuse making here. Running has been feeling pretty good, but not in the high 90 degree dry heat. I would rather get my sweat on via a shorter, heavier […]

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What’s in my gym bag?

09.02.2014
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Y’all probably know that I am now a home gym rat. Totally an oxymoron, but you’re catching what I’m throwing down? It has been two years since I said goodbye to the WREC, and I am still alive and well – amazing! Coincidentally, I was approached to write this post while I am currently lusting over a few beautiful […]

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12 Green Pasta Recipes

08.27.2014
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Poor pasta… it gets a bad rap. I looove a plate (or bowl) of pasta. It’s comfort; it’s carbs… and carbs are quick fuel. I’ll admit, I didn’t grow up on traditional fettuccini alfredo or spaghetti with meatballs and tomato sauce. I’ve never been a huge heavy-on-the cheese fan either; so, when my kitchen/food fascination began […]

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My Urban Remedy

08.26.2014
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When Urban Remedy reached out to me to participate in their #myurbanremedy campaign this month, I couldn’t pass them up – all the green juice! I was not exactly in the mood for a juice cleanse when I was contacted a couple of weeks ago (What can I say, chewing is fun!); however, when I scanned […]

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