The benefit to sand walking is that it’s more difficult to walk on so you’ll burn more calories because your body will require more energy to lift out of the sand. BUT The downside is that you have a greater risk of pulling a muscle while walking in loose sand. A good compromise is to spend half your time walking in loose sand and the other half walking on hard-packed sand (closer to the water).
Be sure to begin your warm up on the hard sand and when your muscles feel warm and pliable, move to loose sand for a few minutes. Then switch back to the hard sand. Avoid walking on rippled sand, which can cause you to lose your balance and pull or strain a muscle or joint.
Remember to wear your sunscreen!!
-Spices (Mrs Dash, Italian Seasoning
-Mustard packets (I take them from the cafeteria at work!)
-Plastic silverware galore
-Balsamic vinegar, I always have a small travel size bottle in my car
I love to roast up some veggies, and always keep them on hand in the fridge. I just make my salad and top it with some pre-roasted veggies to add some delicious flavor and crunch.
Broccoli, Asparagus, green beans and cauliflower are some of the veggies, I chop and roast! 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, topped with Mrs Dash or salt and pepper!
I always love to season up my protein that I cook for the week in different marinades and flavors. It can change a salad from “Taco, Southwestern style” to “Greek and Rosemary” style.
This week I cooked up some chicken breasts in mustard, balasmic vinegar and tons of lemon and rosemary to give it that “Greek” flavor–similar to my Balsamic chicken and mushrooms I also am finishing up some lean ground beef cooked in Taco Seasoning to give it that “Mexican” flavor.
Add some “fun” I love to throw on special toppings like roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, fresh spices like dill and basil. The possibilities are endless!!
Add fruit! I love tossing fresh slices apples, pears or blueberries into my salads! Yes, protein and veggies and fruit–its delicious! Just like my Blueberry turkey Burgers!!!
Guar gum comes from the seed of a bean-like plant. It has about 8 times the thickening powder of corn starch and is very high in fiber. Because Guar gum is very high in fiber, some people have problems digesting it, even in small doses
****Go through each exercise back to back with no rest, and at the end of each set rest only for 30 seconds. Move fast and sweat!