May 31, 2013

June UFG Bridal Boot Camp

Happy Friday!
Here it is: June's Bridal Boot Camp.  I'm pretty sure I've been a little too ambitious with this one.   I made it easy for May - so it's time to get down to bizness.  Engagement pics on June 30th means it's go time!

This month, we've got 2 reps of the following: 50 jumping jacks, 5 ELEVATED push ups, 20 mountain climbers and a 30 second plank.  2 times a day, if you can.  To be honest, I'd rather get all 6 days in once a day than get 3 days in twice - if that makes any sense.  And of course, 6 days twice a day is ideal - but a lofty goal!

I hope The Mailman is ready to give some massages, 'cause I'm gonna need them....

May 28, 2013

True Lemon - 100% UFG Approved!

Happy Tuesday that feels like a Monday, UFG'ers! How was everyone's holiday weekend?  Not too much cheating, I hope!
Let's get down to biz-ness, UFG'ers. Drinking enough water everyday is tough, but I've just the thing to make sure I get my 8 glasses a day!  I've discovered True Lemon, and I'm in love.  I found it at Pathmark last week, it was on sale, and I'm regretting not stocking up!

The ingredients include:

  • Crystallized lemon 
  • Organic evaporated cane juice

  • That's it! No preservatives, natural ingredients and gluten free, for those with sensitivity.  (and no calories!)

    May 17, 2013

    UFG Not-So-Devilish Eggs

    Happy Friday friends! Lots to update you on - sorry I've been so quiet!  I'm 25lbs down so far and am really seeing a difference from the UFG Bridal Boot Camp.  My arms are getting toned and I'm definitely losing inches! All good things.
    I got myself a part time jobby at a gym! I haven't had time to work out there yet, since the Mailman and I have been nonstop.
    Side note:  I feel like I say that all the time.  In fact - I just got the following text from the Mailman: "I'm a different kind of exhausted today.  Like, I need a week off from any activity exhausted."  I believe we've over-extended ourselves.  I could barely get out of bed this morning.  The worst part?  There's no signs of things slowing down until the end of June! Fingers crossed for a more relaxing July! 
    Back to the part time job.  It's at Plexus Fitness in Wilmington.  The staff and the members could not be more awesome and I'm pumped about it.  I don't even see the money from it - it goes right into the wedding account! Easy job to help pay for the wedding, and an easy job to keep afterwards to have fun money! Snaps all around.

    In other news: I'm on the hunt for a non-dairy, sugar free all natural protein! Is Pea Protein the answer to my prayers?  Any UFG'ers out there who have tried it?  Give me your thoughts in the comments!

    We had a great Mother's Day this past weekend.  I made these Not So Devilish Eggs and they were a hit!  Of course there's a secret ingredient and OF COURSE it's cauliflower! I love pureeing cauliflower into things almost as much as I love Chia seeds.   You're friends will never know these deviled eggs are actually angelic!   This makes a big batch - 18 whole eggs, so you'll be ready to feed a crowd! Recipe after the jump!

    May 01, 2013

    Coconut Chicken with Mango Chutney

    Happy Wednesday, UFG'ers! The week is half way done and it's the first day of May!  That means Monday starts a new month of UFG Bridal Boot Camp.
    This month's boot camp features weights and an exercise ball. Double the core workout! You're going to do 5 reps of the following: 15 chest presses, 10 skull crushers, 15 hip raises and 10 leg raises.  All on the exercise ball, twice a day. Here's the download (with pictures!)

    On to today's recipe.  This was enthusiastically Mailman approved.  It. Was. Amazing.  I searched high and low for unsweetened coconut that wasn't crazy expensive (I'm lookin' at you, rip off natural food stores...).  FINALLY I found it at Giant! This stuff is dehydrated shredded coconut - and because it's dehydrated (meaning all the coconut milk is sucked out) it's 40% less fat on top of being unsweetened!  It's a UFG win!

    The second trick is using pumpkin pie spice in the chutney.  It's all the spices you need - so no need to spend the money and buy them all separately!
    Next up for me is definitely coconut shrimp - so stay tuned!  Recipe after the jump....