20-Minute (at home) Circuit!

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!!!!

(Sorry if my cheery attitude makes you want to punch me right in the mouth - but I'm just trying some reverse psychology on myself. Maybe if I pretend that I like Mondays and they're super cool, then I'll be able to cope. Ok? Great. Settled)

This morning I woke up, immediately changed into my workout gear, and magically something happened ... I found myself a teeeeensy bit more motivated to attack the day! I've been trying to kick it up a notch in the workout department with spring basically here (in New England) and summer well on its way! On days that I can't squeeze in a workout at the gym - I try my best to make it up at home with a quick circuit like the one below! Anything that gets my heart rate up and makes me sweat a little is a win for this mama!

Guys...it's 20 minutes. Let's be honest, we sit on our phones checking Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for longer than that (Just me). I hope you can find the time to jump start your Monday! Let me know what y'all think!

*Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, rest for 15 and repeat 2-3 times

Set A

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Push-ups
  • Squat Jumps
  • Plank Jacks

Set B

  • Burpees
  • Front Kicks
  • High Knees
  • Lunge Jumps

 

Turkey Chili: The Easiest Chili You'll Ever Make

I think I have finally perfected my recipe for turkey chili and it is mmm mmm good! As soon as football season arrives, Chris starts requesting me to make this for him so 5 weeks into the NFL season, it seemed like the perfect time for it! This is the easiest dish to make...you can literally throw all of the ingredients together in a crockpot or pot on the stove and let it go! I love making chili for a few reasons...first, it's obviously delicious, second it covers a solid three dinners (and some lunches), and finally - it's extremely healthy! 

Here's what you'll need:

- 2 lbs lean all-natural ground turkey

- 1 red or yellow onion

- 1 green pepper

- 1 large can diced tomatoes

- 1 15-oz can kidney beans

- 2 T tomato paste

- 4 tsp chili powder

- 2 tsp oregano

- garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste

Optional Topping:

- Avocado

- shredded cheese

- plain greek yogurt

Directions for cooking stovetop:

Heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Add chopped pepper and onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Brown turkey in separate pan on medium heat, then add to pot (which should now be on medium heat). Let turkey cook with peppers and onions until cooked through. Add rest of the ingredients/spices and simmer on low until you are ready to eat (and chili is hot throughout). Top with sliced avocado, cheese, and plain greek yogurt (in place of sour cream!)  Enjoy!