Stuffed Peppers, I know I make them pretty often, but they are usually made the same way, with the same ingredients, and no change in the flavor. But today I was looking for something different. Basically the goal was to use up most of the ingredients that I had in my fridge. I only had to run to the store for a few things once I decided the type of stuffing I wanted. I decided to write this blog because I thought it would be unfare to keep this Jenna Authentic Recipe to myself. These peppers are absolutley BANGIN! :-D You must try.
I shredded for the wedding!
My Fiancé and I love to travel. We are constantly taking road trips on the weekend. Whether the destination is 20 minutes away or hours away; we are always on the move. Being on the road and traveling can make it hard to maintain your healthy lifestyle when the only places to stop at are fast food restaurants. But don’t give in to the unhealthy options. The best way to avoid giving into the processed and greasy foods, is to prep your own food for your trip.
If we are going on a long trip, I will stop by the grocery store the day before and meal prep. My Fiancé and I took a trip from Philadelphia to Charleston, South Carolina and I filled up a cooler with foods that we could eat on the way down. It saved us money, time, and our health.
Great road snacks:
I love cooking soups from scratch, even the broth. I had made some fresh veggie juice out of my juicer the other day and decided to use the leftover pulp to make a broth for my soup. The pulp was made from carrots, apples, ginger, and kale. This is a great way to use up the rest of the fruits and vegetables from your juicer rather then wasting it and throwing it away. And you can make one heck of a meal out of it!
Potato Garden Mishmash
Being flexible allows you to move your muscles through a full range of motion. If your muscles are too tight, you are limited in your movements and won’t be able to perform as well.
The main muscles I wanted to target were my Hamstrings, Quads, Glutes, Calfs, and most importantly, my Hip Flexors.
For one day this week I used a foam roller, to perform a myo-fascia release on some of these muscles. This helps to release the toxins within the muscle, and loosens it up to help it perform its function better.
Other days, before my workout I performed dynamic stretches, like leg kicks, high knees, and butt kicks. After my workouts and during my downtime, performed static stretches, like the hurdle stretch, seated forward fold, stretches for the hip flexors and the IT band etc.
Hydration is important. Water helps keep your body at regular temperatures, transports waste and nutrients throughout your body, protects the joints, and more. With exercise, we tend to perspire, and as you lose water, you want to replenish your body with what was lost.
Dehydration can cause a slack in performance, and can limit you from doing well.
I am always drinking water, making sure that I get the right amount each day. And with this race ahead of me, I have been focusing on my water intake and keeping my body hydrated.
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Before my morning workouts, I made sure that I had something to eat an hour or two before my exercises/runs. Fruit smoothies, oatmeal, cereal, yogurt and fruit, toast, etc. I made sure I ate to give my body something to metabolize. If I don’t eat anything before a workout - I have absolutely no energy. If I did not eat before exercising, my body would not have anything to use for fuel; so everything that seemed so easy before would become much more difficult. Eating is extremely important.
Because running such a far distance, I need to make sure I eat right the night before (have enough carbs stored in my body for the run), and eat the morning of. Stew and I will be staying at a bed and breakfast, so I don’t have to worry about preparing our breakfast. We will wake up with enough time to get ready, eat, and sign in for the race. After the half marathon, we will need to restore our body with some carbs and fats - since our bodies will still need energy - and protein, to help rebuild our muscles.
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Over the last few years I have been strengthening and stretching my leg muscles, wearing my knee braces, and decreasing the amount of days that I run. I was hesitant on signing up for any races when I moved to the Greater New York Area this past May, because I had a new job as a Personal Trainer and wouldn't want to be injured while on the job. Could you imagine seeing a Personal Trainer limping around the gym two weeks at a time?
I love to run, i won't let tendinitis keep me down
"I have to sign up for a run. I want to keep myself motivated with running. I love it too much to stop."
So I did it. I signed up for a 13.1 mile run for the day after my birthday. I'm celebrating my birthday with something active, and something that I enjoy greatly. My goal is to do a bunch of halves to eventually work my way up to the full 26.2 marathon.
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My name is Jenna and I am a Personal Trainer with a dream of motivating and inspiring others to live a healthy and active lifestyle. I live a life full of fun and adventure that I wish to share with all of you through my blog. With advise, tips, and my life stories I hope these posts help to motivate and inspire to begin and/or maintain an exercise program.
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