Quick and Easy Three Minute Breakfast

20150408_062423If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast, try this version of eggs done in just a few minutes. It’s very simple and uses minimal dishes so there’s not much to clean up after! I eat this many days of the week and it keeps me satisfied until mid morning snack time. Try it out:

Ingredients:

Egg whites
Shredded Cheese
Salsa
Avocado

How it’s Made:

1. Get a microwave safe cereal bowl and spray the inside with cooking spray.
2. Dump about a cup of egg whites in the bowl. I buy them in a carton so there’s no prep work.
3. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
4. Put it in the microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. It may need a little more time depending on your microwave.
5. While the eggs are in the microwave, cut your avocado in half and slice the half without the pit into cubes right in the avocado peel.
6. When the eggs are done, scoop your cubed avocado on top and add a few spoonfuls of your favorite salsa.
7. Eat and enjoy!

How to Store Your Avocado:

Now you’ve only used half of your avocado. You should still have the half with the pit left over for the next day. The best way I’ve found to store this so that it doesn’t go brown too fast is in a small closed container and pour some lemon juice on the exposed avocado. If you eat it the next day it will still look pretty good, but I wouldn’t try to keep it for much longer than that.

This whole process only takes me about 3 minutes to complete, so it’s great for before work when I don’t have much time. Good luck and enjoy your new breakfast!  Let me know what you think.

Thirty Minute Workout One: Third Cycle

OK, I know I’ve been a bit absent lately and I apologize. I’ve had a lot going on in the month of April, but all that is over with and I’m ready to move forward. You should be ready for the month three workouts at this point. The purpose here was to use more weights that were a little heavier so these workouts are broken into 3 sets of 10 instead of 2 sets of 15. I still did them in a circuit format where I cycled through all the exercises once and then started over until I’d done everything three times. These workouts still only took about a half hour to complete not including any sort of pre and post workout prep and stretching. Alright, here we go! Continue reading →

Why I Haven’t Joined A Gym Yet

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You may have noticed that all my workouts so far have been at home. I’m slowly getting to the point where I’m going to have to join a gym if I want to keep progressing my workouts in a safe and easy way. I have a colleague who always says, “it takes three months to develop a new habit.” This is one of the reasons why I didn’t join the gym right away. I wanted to make it through my three month “trial period” with myself before I shelled out all that money for a gym membership. Continue reading →

30 Minute Workout One, Second Cycle

In the second four weeks, things should get a little more challenging, but not so much that you get frustrated and want to quit. By now the first two workouts should have become easier and you might be getting bored. I know I was. So, it’s time for the next pair of routines. I again tried to make day one a little more difficult than day two. I think I succeeded, but you be the judge. I did these workouts the same way as the first two, one after another in a circuit type approach in order to keep my heart rate up. I used fairly light weights also. Here we go! Continue reading →

Quick 20 Minute Treadmill Workout

treadmillLet’s face it, if you’re from New England it’s been a long winter with a TON of snow. I’ve noticed that even the diehard exercisers aren’t getting outside right now because the roads are so narrow it’s just not safe. That’s when most people stop exercising. But you don’t have to. If you have access to a treadmill, here’s a quick 20 minute workout you can do to get the blood pumping and the heart rate up. Continue reading →

Two Great Exercise Band Exercises for the Shoulder

These are two of my favorite exercises to give to people when they come in for shoulder work. If you’re lifting heavy, they can be done as part of your warm-up. If you’re lifting light, they can be done as part of your work out. They are great for pre season and in season overhead sports like baseball, softball, tennis etc. I do them to keep my shoulder from hurting during softball season. I like them because they work many muscles around the shoulder and upper back at the same time. Lots of bang for your buck here so without further ado… Continue reading →

Learn To Do A Pushup

PushupOne thing that women struggle with is upper body strength. I think everyone, man or woman, should be able to do a pushup. Especially if you play a throwing sport because of the demands made on the shoulder during throwing. So if you can’t do a real, on the floor pushup, these tips should help.

My first set of workouts I posted includes pushups. If you find this task impossible, I’m going to teach you how to make it possible.

If you can’t do a pushup on the floor, it’s time to find a spot where you can do one. The on your knees girlie pushups are useless, so don’t even try it. Doing pushups from your knees will never transfer into doing them on the floor.

I’ve trained lots of people to do pushups again after all kinds of shoulder injuries including surgery and this method always seems to work, so let’s get started. Continue reading →

Another 30 Minute Workout Routine For Beginners

So this is day two of my first monthly routine. I set it up so that day two was a little easier than day one considering I knew I was going to be sore from the day one routine. I won’t lie; the first week of doing this routine kicked my butt. I was sore for a few days and felt pretty pathetic. But I stuck with it and it all came together pretty quickly. I expect the same will happen for you. Now for the routine. Continue reading →