Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday ~ Get Up and Get Moving

We all know that exercise is good. From weight management, controlling diabetes, cholesterol along with high blood pressure. It also helps prevent heart disease. The benefits seem endless.

Exercise also boots energy and helps us manage stress. Studies show that it can save our lives and improve our quality of life.

According to the Surgeon Generals Report on health and physical activity higher levels of exercise are associated with the lowering of mortality rates.

Now I have to ask, with all of these benefits why is it that less than 50% of Americans are leading a active lifestyle??

We really need to start getting off the couch and start moving!

We know longer can afford to use the same old excuses that often keep us from moving.
I am too busy to exercise, I am too tired to exercise.

Let’s stop the excuses of life being to busy and start putting exercise as a priority.

Make it a priority.

“Get Up and Get Moving”

1. When going to the store or mall park as far away as you can from the entrance and walk.

2. If you must watch TV march, use a treadmill or do steps on your Wii fit if you have one.

3. Buy a pedometer to mark your progress. I just got one when I was on the Dr. OZ show and I had know Idea how hard it is to get in 10.000 steps a day. Now doing this every day I don’t have time to sit around. I have to keep moving.

4. Make exercise fun! Walking, running, Zumba, gardening. Do what makes you happy to get your body moving.

5. Walk during your lunch break.

6. Stick in your favorite work out DVD.

7. Make sure you have some variety in your exercise. Most people get bored and end up stopping exercising.

8. Take your kids on along long walk. Bike ride with your family. This will instill in your family the importance of getting exercise.

9. Train for an event. Having a mental commitment is a great way to get fit.

10. Honor yourself by making exercise apart of your life. Schedule time in your life for exercise.

Live Long, Live Happy!!

Rachel Ray’s Turkey Meatloaf

Serves 6
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 lbs ground turkey
2 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted and buttered, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
1½ cups chicken stock1 large shallot, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 rounded tbsp orange marmalade
2 rounded tbsp grainy mustard
Black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
2 tbsp (½ stick) butter
2 tbsp wheat flour
Splash of orange juice

1.  Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
2.  Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3.  Mix together the turkey, bread, stock, shallots, egg, thyme and marmalade.
4.  Mix in the mustard, salt and pepper.
5.  Make 6 mini meatloaves and place them on the parchment paper.
6.  Add some extra virgin olive oil on top of the meat loaves.
7.  Cook for 20 minutes or until the inside of the meatloaf reaches 165 degrees F.
8.  Create a gravy by melting 2 TB butter, and add in flour while continuously whisking for a minute.  Add a touch of orange juice, 1 cup chicken stock and Worcestershire.  Let the sauce cook and thicken for a few minutes.
Originally published at Dr.OZ.com

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It’s Resolution Time!

Exercise is a must!!  Join a gym or get a workout DVD. There are so many good ones your selection is endless. They don’t cost much so you really have no excuse. My son got my husband the wii game Just Dance 2 for Christmas. We played it all night at our friends new years eve party. Talk about fun. It was the best workout I ever had. 🙂 I also love taking classes from Nampa Fit Studio click here to check it out. You can pay as you go or sign up for 5,10, or as many classes as you would like. Great price and a wonderful studio.

Most important thing to remember is consistency is everything. Working out as often as possible will bring great results.

Most of all believe in yourself. You can do anything you set your mind to if you believe in yourself.

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Have a safe and wonderful new year!!


Robyn Webb’s Tasty Tortellini-To-Go Salad Recipe

Tortellini Salad

  1. Bring a medium-size pot of water to a boil. Cook the tortellini according to package directions, and during the final 3 minutes add the broccoli and carrots. Drain through a colander, rinse under cold water, then set aside to drain well.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the cooked tortellini, broccoli, and carrots with the tomato, scallions, and French dressing, Toss gently to coat, then stir in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately or refrigerate.
Serves: 8 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
9 oz. reduced-fat cheese tortellini
1 cup broccoli florets
1 small carrot, peeled and sliced
1 medium-size ripe tomato, seeded and diced
2 scallions, trimmed and finely sliced
1/4 cup reduced-fat French dressing
1/4 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 131, Calories from fat: 38 Sodium: 297mg
Total Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Carbohydrate: 18g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 1g
Cholesterol: 18mg Protein: 7g

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By: Robyn Webb

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