One Move, One Mantra, and One Must-Try!
Move: Down and Dirty
Spring and summer travel seasons are upon us, and one question I get the most from people who have read my book, do my videos or are my health coach clients, is “What fitness routine can I do while traveling?”
I created a 30 minute Slimnastics Fit Travel Workout (www.nikkifitness.com) that requires no equipment, but if you want just “one move” to pack with you, it’s Down and Dirty! Check out the one-minute demo here that I shot on my vacation in Mexico:
This move is four jumping lunges, a burpee where you lower all the way to the ground, perform two airplanes, then push up back to plank and finish the burpee by jumping back to stand and doing two push-ups.
It is a miracle combo I came up with that works the chest, shoulders, triceps, biceps, abs, upper back, lower back, glutes, quads, calves and cardio! It’s the best 2 sets of 8 counts for you to memorize, goes perfect with music, and you can repeat it for one-minute at a time throughout your day, or do intervals of 1 minute D&D, one minute walk/jog.
If you are modifying, do two alternating lunges instead of 4 jumping lunges at the beginning and instead of jumping back into your plank, step back slowly and step up slowly instead of jumping up and into the air at the end of the burpee.
Mantra: Work out because your life depends on it – because it does!
Must Try: Eat clean with Safe Catch Tuna
Tuna is a versatile, lean protein that can be added to salads, sandwiches, pasta, you name it! If you want to stay trip, tuna is a catch. The problem with regular canned tuna is that some is not sustainably fished (claims of catching dolphins and other fish, as well as overfishing with nets). The other problem with tuna is that most of it has a high mercury count, which is why pregnant women are supposed to avoid it and the average person is warned to only have about 2 servings a week.
Safe Catch Tuna is different, because they pole and line catch the fish and test every single one for mercury:
Safe Catch Elite is the only brand that:
- Tests as pure as wild salmon
- Meets Consumer Reports’ ‘Low Mercury’ criteria set for pregnant women and kids
- Has 10 times stricter mercury limit than the FDA.
Conventional tuna is precooked, re-hydrated, machine processed, and recooked. As a result, it loses many vital oils and flavor. Safe catch hand cuts and hand packs premium tuna steaks that are slow cooked to perfection so that all Omega 3 oils and nutrients are retained. You can buy it online at www.safecatch.com or use their store locator to find a grocery store near you that carries it. You can get a box of 6 cans for less than 25 dollars or a subscription that gives you 20% off. I believe your health is priceless and you’re better off spending money eating good quality protein than spending it on medical bills later!
And if that wasn’t enough, they even sent me the best tuna salad recipe (http://rootandrevel.com/tuna-salad-recipe-avocado/) I have ever tried. No mayonnaise! It uses pesto, tuna, cannellini beans and avocados. It tastes great on bread and crackers, but if you really want to eat clean, eat it in a lettuce wrap or my favorite: on apple slices!
If you pack moves like Down and Dirty and some tuna cans, you are sure to have a fit trip!