7BLOGGERDAYS Jan16: Picture of me

Lauran hiding her face

Lauran hiding her face

Here is a photo of me at a restaurant called Waffles in the South Loop area of Chicago, IL. My significant other took this picture, trying to catch me on the sneak, but I am always watching…so this is the shot he took! And I was being bashful! LOL

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7BLOGGERDAYS Jan15: Describe what I cooked last

I took no pictures…probably because it was GONE before it really hit my plate!!

The last meal that I prepared was salmon croquettes, scrambled eggs, and  grits!

When I make my croquettes, I used Pankos Italian Herb bread crumbs to coat them, I mix in diced green onions and an egg! I always purchase the canned pink salmon.

I scramble my eggs w Kraft Shredded Four cheeses, a dash of salt, pepper and garlic salt!

My grits are seasoned w pepper and Country Crock butter…talk about DELISH!! Breakfast food for breakfast? That’s fine…but FOOD IS FOOD!!

We ate good last night! I actually could stand to eat those again tonight! I will refrain LOL!!

 

Three Great Workout Tips

1. Eat something light before any workout– I’m not saying a 4-course meal, but you should most certainly eat something light ONE HOUR prior to a workout. Fruit, oatmeal, cereal, etc. Your body needs the energy, and the food will assist in providing that energy; if you don’t eat, you may feel nauseous, light-headed, or other symptoms (I learned this from experience…please eat before working out)

2. Bring water or a water supplement w you to your workout.– self-explanatory…working out tends to bring about sweat, which can dehydrate you. Water, Gatorade, or some form of vitamin water will quench the beast known as “thirst”.

3. Always stretch BEFORE a workout, and do cool down exercises after your workout– you don’t wanted begin a workout w out warming up your muscles/limbs, so light stretching is extremely important. After your workout session, muscles that you’ve worked need time to “relax”, if you will lol. Therefore, you should make sure to do cool down exercises which will also decrease the heart rate.

Hope these tips were helpful!
Get it in your mind that fitness matters! Adopt fitness as a lifestyle!

Elle

DISCLAIMER: these tips are from personal experience, and have been practiced by me (Elle) over a long period of time. I am not a licensed fitness instructor, nor am I an authority on the subject; these have worked for me, so I’m sharing them w you. As always, consult w your primary care physician prior to any workout routine.