Tis' the season for Apple Pie! But, apple pie does not help my whole "get fit" mission. Here is a healthy alternative that I learned from one of my favorite fitness icons, Jamie Eason Middleton. Enjoy!
1 cup fat free cottage cheese (80 calories, 5g carbs, 15g protein)
1 small apple (55 calories, 14g carbs, .3g protein) *I like honeycrisp apples!
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 packet, zero calorie, natural sweetener
Take the apple and cut it into about 1 inch cubes and place in a microwaveable bowl. Sprinkle the apple with cinnamon and packet of sweetener. Microwave for 1-2 minutes to soften apple cubes. Take 1/2 cup of cottage and mix into warm, softened apple, sweetener, cinnamon mixture.
My favorite of all body parts to lift is my booty! If one thing could be tight on my body, I would chose the caboose. With that being said, here is an example of how I like to target the "moneymaker"!
Warm Up- 20 minutes on the Stepmaster/Stepmill
Leg press (narrow leg placement) 3x10
Leg press (wide leg placement) 3x10
Walking lunges 3x20
Weighted hip thrusters 3x12
Box or bench jump to squat 3x12
Single leg dead lifts 3x10 on each leg
Cable glute kick backs 3x10 on each leg
Note: Lift HEAVY! Press through your heels. Breath and Squeeze to a nice tush :-)
Please let me know if you have questions on what these lifts are. I am more than happy to post videos and photos to explain!