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Meat alternative

January 29th, 2009 No comments

Hey Friends! If you’re following the 39 Days to Fit meal plan you’ll definitely want to try this as one of your fish meals, it was great! And if you’re just looking for a meat alternative here is a great idea / recipe.

Bake Mahi Mahi as directed – i think 13 minutes at 400.

I prepped the Mahi Mahi by drizzling EVOO and making a little seasoning combination of what I had in the cupboard. Get creative, I had – dill, oregano, garlic powder. I also chopped up 2 garlic cloves and spread them around with the seasoning.

After they cooked I put them in the fridge and ate one a day for the next 3 days – according to the meal plan.

In a salad bowl, I used a handful of mixed green, tomatoes, diced onion, a little raspberry vinaigrette dressing and then I placed the fillet on top and sprinkled with a little parmesan cheese (not according to the plan). Don’t add the cheese if you’re being strict, I did it more for presentation & taste but it was delicious with and without the cheese.

Great meal ready in minutes!

Great meal ready in minutes!

Enjoy!

Half – Marathon training

January 28th, 2009 No comments

Are you training for a half-marathon this year or more specifically the “Indy Mini”? If so, a friend & I found a great training schedule that you can use when you’re 13 weeks out from your race and want to run about a 10min mile pace.
If you are training for the Indy Mini keep a couple things in mind, Monday February 2nd would be the day to start this schedule and if you need a great place to train check out our facilities in Noblesville and Kokomo.

I personally workout Monday, Wednesday, Friday and will add a run day on Saturday or Sunday when necessary but I personally feel that you need to set your own schedule when it comes to specific days of the week. Ideally you won’t run back to back; like Mondays & Tuesdays but you’ll figure it out and make it work for you. As a personal trainer I highly recommend working out in the early morning but again you need to fit it in when it works best in your schedule. For me an early morning workout only effects my schedule – not my husbands nor my kids, so it makes the most sense for me. Have fun with your routine and enjoy the challenge!

Training Schedule for 3 & 4 day a week runs:

Week 1: 2 miles, 5 miles, 6 miles
Week 2: 2 miles, 5 miles, 6 miles
Week 3: 2 miles, 5 miles, 7 miles
Week 4: 2 miles, 6 miles, 7 miles
Week 5: 4 miles, 4 miles, 3 miles
Week 6: 2 miles, 7 miles, 8 miles
Week 7: 2 miles, 6 miles, 2 miles, 8 miles
Week 8: 2 miles, 7 miles, 2 miles, 9 miles
Week 9: 5 miles, 4 miles, 4 miles
Week 10: 2 miles, 8 miles, 2 miles, 9 miles
Week 11: 2 miles, 7 miles, 2 miles, 10 miles
Week 12: 2 miles, 8 miles, 2 miles, 10 miles
Week 13: 2 miles, 5 miles, RACE DAY!

This will be the schedule I’m going to follow so I hope it’s helpful to you! Please post a comment about your training.

Get organized

January 24th, 2009 No comments

There’s nothing that frustrates me more than having some time to work or get stuff done around the house and wind up spending more time deciding what to do then actually doing it. Does that make sense or frustrate anyone else too? Well, here’s my solution… I’ve decided to “Focus on 5″. I can handle five, it seems manageable. I have 5 areas of business and 5 areas of personal / family areas to focus on. Then I decided what areas need daily attention, specific days and weekly attention. The great news is that my daily areas came out to five! Three business and two personal on a daily basis, so maybe it’s meant to be. Does it seem complicated? It’s really not, I just don’t want to bore you with my specific 5 so I apologize for sounding vague. What I really want to encourage you with is finding your focus so you can be more organized with your time. Since you can’t make more time, we all only have 24 hours in a day, I don’t like to say “time management” but I do like “time more organized”. Good bye to unorganized time! I’m ready to make the most of the time I have with my husband, kids, family & businesses. I hope you are too! Here’s to an organized year!