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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

BootyCamp and Lifestyle vs Genetics

Your genes load the gun but your lifestyle pulls the trigger. -Dr. Houston

What do your genetics say about you? Some of us inherit high blood pressure, or high cholesterol or Aunt Jennifer's big calves.  Some are luckier and inherit speedy sprinting legs or a really toned midsection.  There is much research that shows that our lifestyle and daily habits are what truly dictates our health.

Here are are some statistics from the Surgeon General and Journal of American Medical Association that are meant to alarm you and get moving, hopefully: They report, "that poor diet and physical inactivity could soon overtake tobacco as the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S." Obesity is now recognized alongside heart disease, cancer, AIDS and drug abuse as among the nation's most expensive public health problems. Over 132 billion dollars will be spent this year on treating afflictions related to obesity.Think about your lifestyle what you do every day - do not try surgery, do not take diet pills, do not starve yourself! Instead, just start moving more and eating better. Remember BETTER and not LESS! It is true - you can eat to lose weight simply by cutting out sugary drinks like sodas and juices and limiting the amount of fats and empty carbohydrates that you ingest.

Warm up....
10 as many Burpees as possible! remember your number....we are going to work on this~

10 rounds + 5 push ups...start with 5.... each round add 5 reps for 10 rounds. We will do this as a group to be sure all reps are hit!

Partner Workout!
KBS/Thruster ladder
The first person will do 1 and 1, then 2 and 2 all the way to 6. Then you will switch and the partner will do the same.  While you are resting, you must jump rope(singles) or tuck jump or plio squats...
To be clear, you go all the way to 6, then switch.  Each person will complete 4 rounds.
Upon completion, you will each run 1 lap.  You may run at the same time, but go as fast as you can.

Here a new and flavorful twist on Cauliflower:

  • Cauliflower (1 lg head)
  • Curry Powder
  • Coconut Milk (light version preferable)
  • Med. Onion 
  • Peas, frozen
  • Ginger (optional)
Cut off the leafy part of the cauliflower and then simply tear off the florets. Boil some water in a saucepan to blanch the cauliflower in for a few minutes. Blanching it before you saute will really cut down on the cooking time but isn't necessary. Meanwhile, slice the onion thinly and saute in a frying pan with a little bit of olive oil on medium-low heat. If you're adding ginger, mince and add with onions. Allow the onions to caramelize or become translucent (3-5min), then add curry powder and 1/2 cup coconut milk and continue to stir. Now is a good time to drain the water and throw the cauliflower into the pan with the rest of the mix. Finally, add 1/2 bag of frozen peas. Toss in some salt and pepper and continue to saute until the cauliflower is tender--about 10 minutes. Enjoy!

**Zone Info
4 cups Cauliflower = 1 Carb Block
.5 cups Peas = 1 Carb Block
.5 cups Onion = 1 Carb Block 
I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday. -Unknown

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