Saturday, July 31, 2010

Exercise is important, but if you're not motivated it ain't gonna happen.

You talk about exercise. You want to get into shape. You would like to maintain the health and exercise level that you are accustomed to. Thats all great! However without motivation, it just ain't gonna happen. Here is a reality check from Tony Horton.

Get Motivated with P90X's Tony Horton

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mind Ur Recipes - Summer Chicken Fajitas

exps3380_couam90p49atran.jpg1 pound chicken tenderloins (or chicken breast cut into strips)
1/2 cup chicken broth - divided
1/4 cup lime juice 
2 T Lea and Perrins Marinade for Chicken 
4 cloves of garlic - minced - divided 
1 poblano pepper - diced 
1 medium onion - sliced 
1 cup sliced zucchini 
1 cup frozen corn

For the marinade:
Combine lime juice, 1/4 cup of chicken broth, and Lea and Perrins Marinade for Chicken. Add half of the minced garlic and season well with salt and pepper. Place chicken in marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to overnight.

To prepare:
Drain the marinade from the chicken. Grill chicken (either on grill or grill pan) and set aside. In a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat, cook onions until soft and slightly browned (adding a pinch of salt will help this process). Add zucchini, mushrooms, poblano pepper and frozen corn. When vegetables are slightly browned, add remaining chicken broth and the grilled chicken. Allow broth to cook down and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with tortillas or rice and toppings of choice (not included in nutritional information).

Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RAUSCHAM1.

Nutritional Information: Calories: 201.7; Total Fat: 1.9 g; Cholesterol: 66.4 mg; Sodium: 291.8 mg; Total Carbs: 18.3 g; Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g; Protein: 28.7 g  

Mind Ur Exercise - Prisoner Lunges

Prisoner Squat

This is a challenging workout. At first, it may appear to be an easy task. But after number three, you will realize why this is a favorite among fitness trainers.
1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and lace your fingers behind your head.

2. Keeping your elbows back, bend at the hips and knees to lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Press back up to the starting position and repeat. (If the basic prisoner squat is too easy for you, try this: At the bottom of the move, explode upward so your feet come off the floor a few inches. Land softly and sink into your next repetition.)

(From Mens Health Magazine)