A Beautiful, Fit and Healthy Pregnancy

A Beautiful, Fit and Healthy Pregnancy

G-Fit Workout of the Day

Aug 19 2014

G-Fit Workout of the Day:

-15 lying knee to chest
-15 kettlebell swings
-15 tricep front faced tricep extensions
-15 back lunge with knee to chest

Rest and repeat 3x

Dig Deep!
*19 weeks

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Zucchini Pasta– The Low Carb Pasta Alternative

Aug 18 2014

Reach Your Goals And Eat Pasta Too with this Healthy Gluten Free Alternative

Break your fear of Pasta with this amazing low carb gluten free pasta substitution!! Pasta is such a common dish that can easily pack on the pounds and contribute to weight gain, if you aren’t careful. The pasta itself is not necessarily the issue but rather the toppings and sauces that get added to typical pasta dishes. The sauces and toppings can be extremely calorie dense and high in fat. The fear of pasta deprivation turns people away from typical “diets” but what if I said you can reach your goals and eat your pasta too!?

There are many low carb or gluten free pasta alternatives out there such as spaghetti squash, Shirataki noodles, tofu noodles or my favorite, Zucchini pasta! Zucchini or other summer squashes can be cooked al dente or cooked longer for a more tender noodle, depending on your preference. Zucchini also serves as a great base for any added healthy sauce or seasonings. It takes on the flavor of whatever you add, making it very versatile. With zucchini pasta, not only are you literally getting in your veggies but easily can enjoy the great flavor that regular pasta offers without the high carbs, calories and fats.

One Cup of regular spaghetti (without any cheese) can contribute over 500 calories and over 100 grams of carbs whereas your same cup of zucchini spaghetti only 1/5 the calories and only 6 grams of carbs!! Unlike regular pasta, zucchini pasta helps maintain your blood sugar as well, keeping you fuller and satisfied longer!

This recipe is so easy to make and only one variation of ALL the things you can do with zucchini pasta! Give this a try and let me know what you think! Using your imagination, you can create some pretty delicious and diet friendly pasta alternatives using zucchini or some of the other pasta alternatives as your base. It is possible for you to reach your goals and eat your pasta too! Let me show you how….

G-Tips:
1. The added nutritional yeast adds great vitamins, extra protein and fiber and an excellent cheese substitution!
2. Green Zucchini grades better than the yellow squash so I prefer to use just zucchini however used both in this dish for added color.

Gina’s Simple Zucchini Pasta

INGREDIENTS:
-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
-2 zucchinis, option to use 1 yellow squash and 1 zucchini
-1/2 green bell pepper, diced (option to use any color)
-2 Roma tomatoes, diced
-1/4 cup purple onion, diced
-¼ cup watercress
-3 Basil leaves, finely minced
-1 tablespoon Braggs Liquid Amino Acids

Topping:
-2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast

DIRECTIONS:

Start by washing all your vegetables and placing them aside. Cut off the ends of the zucchini. You can peel the zucchini or not. (I like to keep the skin on for the added fiber and color.) Stand the zucchini and yellow squash up on its end and slice down, lengthwise with a julienne slicer. You want the strands to be quite thin. Set julienned zucchini aside until ready to sauté. Sauté garlic, tomatoes, olive oil and onions until softened. Add remaining ingredients, except nutritional yeast, and continue to sauté for a few minutes until julienned zucchini is tender. Serve along side your lean protein or simply add your lean protein to this “pasta” dish, sprinkle with nutritional yeast and enjoy!

*Makes 2 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
(per serving)

Calories: 170 calories
Fat: 15 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Net Carbs: 7 grams
Protein: 9 grams

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G-Fit Workout of the Day

Aug 18 2014

G-Fit Workout of the Day Part 1:

-10 leg lifts in plank position
-10 alternating thrusters
-10 one arm row with side lateral
-10 hamstring curls off ball

Rest and repeat…

Dig Deep!!

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G-Fit Workout of the Day Part 2:
All Reverse Grip!

-10 front raise with lateral extension
-10 lateral raises
-10 bent over front raises

Rest and repeat 2x…

Dig Deep!!

*19 weeks pregnant

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Tricep Dips Tempo

Aug 8 2014

Pregnant NOT Powerless!!

10 tricep dips with 5 second break—- 10x

Total 100 dips and less than 3 minutes!! Dig deep and feel the burn!!

G-Tips:
1. keep triceps in close to your body.
2. Chest out!
3. Core engaged!!

*17 weeks pregnant

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G-Fit Workout of the Day

Aug 7 2014

G-fit workout of the day:

-30 1/2 jumping jacks
-10 front lunge superset with side lunge
-10 fire hydrants with floor butt blaster
-10 alternating opposite knee to shoulder in plank position

Rest and repeat 4x

Dig Deep!!
*17 weeks pregnant

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G-Fit Workout of the Day

Aug 6 2014

G-Fit Workout of the Day:
(30 seconds for each exercise)

-plate overhead front raise (10#) into squat
-plate side to side twist (10#)
-run in place with punches (5#)
-seated alternating side lateral raise (8#)

Rest 3 minutes and repeat 2 x

*17 weeks

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G-Fit Workout Of the Day

Aug 5 2014

G-Fit Workout of the Day:

-10 bicep curl superset with front raise (palm facing down)
-10 crossover diagonal raise
-10 alternating side lunges
-walk out push ups

Rest and repeat 3x

Dig Deep!!

*17 weeks pregnant

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G-Fit Workout of the Day

Aug 4 2014

G-Fit Workout of the day:

-10 up downs
-15 seated shoulder presses
-10 reverse plank alternating opposite hand up
-10 plank toe to elbows

Rest repeat 4x

Dig Deep!

*17 weeks pregnant

 

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G-Fit Workout of the Day

Aug 1 2014

G-Fit Workout of the Day:

-10 single leg squat sits
-10 crossover lunges
-10 kettle bell one-arm rows
-10 crossover kettlebell bicep curls

Rest and repeat 4x

Dig Deep!!

*16.5 weeks

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G-Fit Workout of the Day

Jul 31 2014

G-Fit Workout of the day:

-15 seated bent over rows
-10 seated alternating side lateral raises
-15 seated Arnold presses
-10 incline push ups

Rest and repeat 4x

Dig Deep!!

*16 weeks

 

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