Back on the Web + 6/30 – Workout and Eats Ideas

Hey guys! I’m back!
We were only without internet for about two weeks…but it seemed much longer than that. When it truly is your only means of communication with family and friends it becomes just that much more essential. Thanks for sticking with me and reading, I really appreciate it.

So how is everyone’s weekend going? Mine has been busy with cleaning, visiting with ladies, and preparing for the upcoming week….4th of July anyone? Can’t believe it is already upon us.

Here’s some pictures of what’s been going down in Las Moras lately:

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I bought yarn for the Nahuatl ladies. Here my friend Benita picks out some to make traditional woven bags. Can’t wait to take some down to the coast to sell for them during the Christmas season.

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People have been coming often to visit at our house. We were gone traveling for almost an entire month, and it seems they missed us. 🙂

I assume it will all continue as usual this week, with 40 hours of Nahuatl language study mixed in there, workouts, and a few fun posts planned for you guys, including a new recipe, and functional training post.

So…what’s on the menu this week:

Breakfast ideas

– Overnight oats

– Smoothies
Try this green goodness: 1 banana, 2 stalks celery, 2 kiwis, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, 1 1/2 cups liquid, 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed, about 3-4 cups greens (swiss chard, spinach, or kale would all be good) Blend and enjoy!

– Steel cuts oats (soaked overnight for quick morning heat up)

Lunch/Dinner Ideas

– Sprouted Wheat Berry salad w/ roasted veg

– Salmon cakes w/tahini slaw

– Basil and tomato frittata

– Quick stir fry w/ brown rice

– Veggie burgers + grilled potato wedges for the 4th!

Snacks

– white bean & basil hummus

– protein bites (a version of these)

– homemade granola (this is Pete’s favorite snack)

Workouts

It is now rainy season in the Mexican Sierra.

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That means it rains. Everyday. Sometimes lots. We have had large hail twice already, and this makes cardio outdoors quite challenging. With muddy and soft ground running days can be few and sometimes far in between.

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Look at what the hail did to my poor banana tree. (sad face)

Despite the weather I am still trying to get in 3 runs per week if possible. Needing a shower afterwards is an understatement. More for that mud than the sweat.

So, for the next few weeks I will be trying out some new upper body and lower body focus routines that include cardio intervals. They are similar to a circuit style workout. Also, as a challenge to myself to develop some new and exciting workouts that ANYONE can do at home, I’ll be incorporating a “functional” training day. On this day I’ll be doing a body weight only workout. Having a good arsenal of “body weight only” workouts is essential, especially if you travel a lot, as you can do them anywhere.

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Oh…and how could I forget. There has been a little secret brewing going on over here. Can anyone guess what this is?

That’s all for now, have a fabulous Sunday, and lurk these links for some other workout and meal ideas!

– Move the coffee table and try this No NonSense Workout
– Or this one if you’ve got a few dumbbells lying around
– Simple Cold Soups for summer; yes please
– Wish we had strawberries. I would have made this already.
– A new twist on Potato Salad for the 4th?

Question:

What are you doing for the 4th of July? What is your favorite recipe to bring to a cookout?

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