Kale Chips

Wow! Was I surprised by the smell and taste of these things! They were awesome! 🙂 here’s the recipe I used/adapted:

4 c kale
1 T extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp salt (one before baking, one after)
1 tsp 21 seasonings from trader joe
1 tsp garlic powder



Yoga: Hip Openers

Well in the past month, I have been incorporating more yoga into my schedule and it has been wonderful! I have really enjoyed the way it has helped with tightness I didn’t realize I had and also promoting wellness and feelings of peace. I hope to be able to keep bringing yoga into my life as time goes on 🙂 It really is a beautiful thing.

One of my issues I’ve noticed that I have is tightness in the hip area. Here is a link to a YogaJournal article on hip opening poses. I have tried most of these poses and am looking forward to trying all of them later on! 

What poses have you found best to relieve tension? 

Workout 5: Hiit 10/1/13


Bodyrock’s Sweat and Get Lean Workout from 10/1/13

* I added exercises 2,4,6,8,9 & 10

  1. Jumping Jacks

  2. One Leg Row + Deadlift/Airplane Balance L

  3. High Knees

  4. Standing Hold weight up, Knee cross, Knee side, Leg side

  5. Jumping Jacks

  6. One Leg Row + Deadlift/Airplane Balance R

  7. High Knees

  8. Burpee + Jump Turn

  9. Plank

  10. Mountain Climbers

    1. Repeat 1-10 3x (6 cardio, 4 strength)


  1. Sandbag/Kettlebell Swing

  2. 4 Pushups 4 side to side jumps in plank

  3. Jumping Jacks

  4. Shoulder Press Palms toward face

  5. Sandbag/Kettlebell Swing

  6. Weighted Squats with thigh lift

  7. High Knees

  8. Pushups with knee ins/crosses

  9. Jumping Jacks

  10. Knee Ins

    1. Repeat 1-10 3x (5 cardio, 5 strength)

I had a lot of difficulty trying to finish the last two sets of program 2. My body was beat!!