Nightly Health & Fitness Routine: a few small disciplines can make a huge difference

Please understand, I am not a health professional in any way. I am simply passionate about discovering different things I can do to make myself a healthier person, and I love sharing that with you! I have recently added a health and fitness routine to my nights. I try to do this every night, except I slacked while we were in Orlando on vacation haha oops. I love the idea of this nightly health routine because it is soooo simple, it takes only a few minutes, and is not difficult to squeeze in before you go to bed. This is something quick and simple to ADD to what you are currently doing; I would not suggest taking your normal workouts out of your day and adding this in as a replacement. This is simply a few small disciplines you can add to your night time routine, and over time it will make quite a difference in your health, and I personally think your energy too.

| STEP 1 |

Stop eating after 8:00pm. Or you can do what I have been doing and stop eating around 6:00-6:30pm. There are studies that show that eating late at night your body is more likely to store those calories as fat instead of burning them for energy. I have stopped eating around 6 for several nights in a row and I feel great. It keeps me from doing my late night snacking. I will eat a decent sized meal right before 6, maybe grilled chicken, veggies and some fruit and I am good for the rest of the night. I might get hungry around 10:00pm or so, but because I stick to not eating past 6, it keeps me from snacking and adding unnecessary calories. I am going to continue doing this, I want it to simply be part of my lifestyle. 

| STEP 2 |

30•30•30

30 lunges on EACH SIDE, 30 squats, and 30 push-ups. Adding this onto your regular workouts will be amazing, especially for your legs and booty!!! I do this set of workouts with no break because then my heart rate goes up a bit. 

 

| STEP 3 |   

Drink 8oz or more of water before you go to bed.

Ok, this one I have really struggled with. I am horrible at drinking water, I need to get better because that is so bad for my body. The only downside to this one is I always wake up at least once to pee in the middle of the night. But hey, I guess that's a small price you pay to be healthier. 

 

THAT'S IT!! See, I told you it was simple. Three simple disciplines to add to your nightly routine that over time, will make a huge difference in your overall health and wellbeing. I, with you, will be implementing this. I'm excited to see the effect it has over time. I'm sure I'll have days where I slack, but what's important is getting back on track and each day resetting your focus towards a better you. 

Thanks for reading and stopping by! Comment below with your favorite nightly routine. Also, if you decide to implement this, comment below and keep me posted with your progress!! 

 

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Pineapple/Jalapeno Salsa Chicken with Quinoa - Healthy Meal Recipe

CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE/JALAPENO SALSA & QUINOA!!! 

This meal is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!! I love love love SPICY foods! This is such a great combo of sweet and spicy flavors!!!! I have to give props to my friend Katie for telling me about his recipe! She usually adds mango also, I personally enjoy it without but if you love Mango and want to add that, DO! 

STEP ONE: MAKE THE SALSA!!

First you will want to make the salsa. Do this the night before so that all the flavors can come together nicely! Trust me, this really does make a difference!! So make the salsa the night before making the whole dish. 

Salsa Ingredients:

3/4 pineapple

1 red bell pepper

1 jalapeno 

1 lemon (juice squeezed)

1 lime (juice squeezed)

1/3 of a Medium sized red onion

Fresh Cilantro

Salt & Pepper

*chop everything up, mix it all together, cover it and refrigerate it overnight. 

My opinion with the salsa is that you can mix the recipe up to match what you enjoy! If you love extra spicy food... add more jalapeno. If you love sweet salsa and sauces... add more pineapple or add mango. You catch what I'm saying! Play with it!

 

Next Day! Chicken, Quinoa and EAT!

I took 3 chicken breasts, thawed them, cut them into about 3 inch slices and stir fried them in some olive oil. You can cook them in any oil, coconut oil would be great too!! Once the chicken is almost done, add in the salsa!! Mix well and let it simmer! The chicken will soak up the flavors!!!! YUMM!

*I made some organic quinoa on the side, and dished out about 1/3 cup of quinoa then topped it with the FINISHED chicken with pineapple-jalapeno salsa!!!!! 

MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH WENT FOR SECONDS!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!

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I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS RECIPE AS MUCH AS WE DID!! 

 

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