Getting My Workout In!

I use to be very diligent in maintaining my workout regiment, but for many months now I have fallen off of my routine until recently.  Along with returning to my regiment, I have also begun reading everything I can get my hands on about working out, from which exercises are the best for my problem areas to listening to podcasts about which foods are good or not good to eat, and finding sm app on my phone  to help me along my journey in losing weight and looking good.  

 I have come across and have started using the “Lose Weight in 30 Days,” app by Simple Design Ltd.  There are so many apps to choose from but this particular app was the “Editors’ Choice,” so I decided to give it a try.  Thus far I like it because not only does it give you daily exercises to follow, it talks to you which makes me feel like there is a personal trainer in the room with me.  Not only that but it also comes equipped with meal plans, calendar to track your progress, no equipment is necessary, and it keeps track of the days in which you’ve workout, along with the duration and how many calories you burned per workout.  Below I posted a copy of what the app looks like in case you want to give it a try.
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Lose Weight in 30 Days
 Everyone Everyone
Contains ads 
Offers in-app purchases
This app is compatible with all of your devices.

 

What I like most about this app is that it does not try to kill you, it gradually takes you to the next level.  The exercises are not the same every day, and I don’t feel overwhelmed, nor have I come across exercises that my body aren’t able to do.

Good luck with your regiment.  If you have found an app that is great, please do share. LP

 

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My Version

Hello Again,

Just wanted to share with you all, my version of today’s recipe post.

It was quick and easy to make, not to mention yummy. Have you tried the recipe yet?

Creamy Mushroom Pasta w/Chicken

Hello There,

This recipe caught my eye for two reasons, 1. It features chicken and 2. It included prices for the ingredients.  I was first taken aback, but hey, who isn’t on a budget now and days, right?

Have fun with this one! LP

 

creamy mushroom pasta with chicken

CREAMY MUSHROOM PASTA W/ CHICKEN

This creamy mushroom pasta is a restaurant favorite that’s surprisingly easy to make at home.

 Total Cost $10.04 recipe / $1.67 serving
 Prep Time 10 minutes
 Cook Time 30 minutes
 Total Time 40 minutes
 Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.22
  • 1/2 med. onion $0.16
  • 3 cloves garlic $0.21
  • 1 lb. mushrooms $3.38
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour $0.02
  • 1 tsp chicken base $0.10
  • 1 cup water $0.00
  • 1/2 cup white wine $7.99 bottle
  • 1/2 cup half & half $0.30
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme $0.05
  • to taste salt and pepper $0.05
  • 1/4 bunch fresh parsley $0.22
  • 2 oz. parmesan $1.00
  • 8 oz. pasta $0.59
  • 2 lg. chicken breasts $2.49

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper (or any other seasoning you like). Cook on a George Foreman Grill about 8 minutes per breast. Alternatively, you can cook them in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Keep the chicken on a plate covered with foil until ready to eat.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Cut the onion into a small dice and mince the garlic. Cook them in a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Cook about two minutes or until the onion is transparent. Add the sliced mushrooms and a dash of salt and cook until the mushrooms have completely softened and released all of their moisture (about 7 minutes).
  3. Add the 2 Tbsp of flour to the skillet. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes. It will coat the mushrooms and will begin to turn golden in color. Just make sure to keep stirring so that the flour does not burn.
  4. Combine the chicken base and water to make a chicken broth. Add it to the skillet along with the white wine and thyme. Whisk until no flour lumps remain. Let simmer until thickened (about 3-5 minutes).
  5. While the sauce is simmering, get a large pot of water boiling for the pasta. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box (boil for 5-7 minutes or until al dente then drain).
  6. Once the sauce has thickened, turn off the heat and stir in the cream. Continue to let simmer until reduced in volume and thickened. Give the sauce a taste and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Roughly chop the parsley and stir it in with the drained pasta. Grate about 2 ounces of parmesan over top (or top each serving individually). Slice the chicken and serve each bowl of pasta with a few slices of chicken.

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