TRAVEL WORKOUTS! (And staying healthy on the go!)

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I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people use the excuse that it's too hard to workout on the go, especially when traveling. Ok, I am one of those people. I have used the fact that I'm traveling and it's too hard to find the time. The truth is, there is always time. It all depends how badly you want it. I have discovered that the easiest way to stay fit on the go is to bring some DVD's with you. Sure, most hotels have gyms and you can always make that work. But I have found for me, whether I'm traveling for work or pleasure, I always have more success just waking up and doing a DVD. My two favorites at the moment are Tracy Anderson & Cardio Barre.

When doing Cardio Barre, I improvise by using the hotel room chair as a bar and a water bottle as weights. This way I don't have to travel with the weights.

Hotel room workouts

My favorite Tracy DVD's are in the metamorphosis package but I find The Perfect Design Series is great for hotel room purposes. If you are able to travel with ankle weights and/or have a gym in your hotel, then I HIGHLY recommend the meta series.  I knew that I would be away for awhile so I did travel with my ankle weights, 3 pound hand weights, my Tracy Meta DVD's and her new dance one which is amazing for cardio! I would turn the heat up in my hotel room and sweat while doing fun dance routines.

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Another option too, is to look for local gyms and classes (Pilates, Yoga, Barre) Those are always fun and you can find them anywhere if time permits. While filming The Blue Mountain State Movie in Wilmington North Carolina, Frankie Shaw and I found the most amazing Pilates studio called Lithe Core Pilates and worked out with Shepherd. She is AMAZING and we highly recommend her!

DIET

As for diet, the catering on this movie was the best catering we have ever had! Everything was delicious and healthy.

  • Breakfast: Egg whites with tomato, spinach & onion, 2 pieces of turkey bacon and a slice of gluten free bread.
  • Lunch: One piece of protein, salad, veggies and a carb like rice or potatoes.
  • Dinner: Salmon, salad and potatoes.
  • In between for snacks I would have a power bar and a scoop of tuna with pickles.

Because we had started the 90 day food challenge and we were on location, it was extra challenging. But the catering department cooked so healthy that I feel like all those days counted! On our days off, we had gone to Whole Foods and stocked up our fridge with healthy things like carrots & hummus, Kefir, fruits & veggies and some turkey meat for protein. Of course we also had snacks like gluten free crackers, chips and cookies for the weekend. (You have to live after all) but it's all about balance!! I am a potato chip addict, So sometimes what I will do is keep pickles around, the crunch and salt tricks me into believing I am eating my chips!

ATTIRE

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Don't forget that looking cute is half the battle!! (not really)

In these pictures I am wearing Nike Pro Hyperwarm leggings  it was cold in North Carolina so I picked up a pair of these while there. They are the comfiest, most amazing workout pants! It was also so much fun to step outside my usual black leggings for these fun colors!

Nike Flex 2014 Run (in pink and black)

Champion Reversible sports Bra

And normally I would have on some sort of hooded sweatshirt like this one or this one

So what do you guys think? Would you try these hotel room workouts while traveling? What are some of your favorite things to do to stay healthy? Let me know in the comments below!

Big kiss!!

KELLY XO

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90 DAY FOOD CHALLENGE WITH FRANKIE SHAW

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Hi Beauties! So my gorgeous friend Frankie Shaw & I are on location together filming a movie. (She is the female lead of Blue Mountain State The Movie) If you don't know her from that, then you know her from the million cool independent films she has done as well as several TV shows like Mixology and Hello Ladies.

We went out to dinner the first night we got here and while everyone whipped out the menu to see what they wanted, she went into her bag and whipped out a tupperware container filled with food! Of course everyone made fun of her. Why was she bringing food into a nice restaurant?! After taking the abuse like a champ, she informed us about her 90 day food challenge. For 90 days straight she would only eat something if she cooked it herself. WHAT?! How is this possible? She is traveling, on set and to make things even more challenging, a mom to a beautiful 6 year old. She explained that she just goes out and gets what she needs for the week, cooks it up and has her meals planned out. I have not seen her eat a single thing from craft service and even after a very long day yesterday, between taking a shower and putting her son to bed, she managed to find time to cook for the next couple of days. She is my hero.

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Seeing her commitment, how rocking her body is and how beautiful her skin is, I wanted to jump on the band wagon. Who else wants to join us? I will officially be starting this tomorrow and will document the journey along the way. HOW am I gonna go 90 days without sushi or Chinese food?! Can YOU do it? Do you think you can eat only food that was cooked by you for 90 days straight? Let me know in the comment section below!

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Here is a sample day:

BREAKFAST: 

  • Granola or shredded wheat
  • 8 oz yogort
  • 6 oz fruit

LUNCH:

  • 6 oz salad
  • 2 oz feta
  • 3 oz rice
  • 1 tbs oil

DINNER:

  • 6 oz salad (kale)
  • squash
  • 3 oz rice
  • 8 oz tofu

I personally would need to add in more protein like a piece of organic chicken or fish and some snacks.

BAKED APPLE:

Here is a great healthy snack idea to satisfy your sweet tooth.(It works on her 6 year old, it can work on you!)

  • Peel an apple
  • Roll it in cinnamon
  • Put in the microwave for 2 min

 

RECIPE FOR THE SQUASH:

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Take one organic Kabocha squash.

  • Put the whole thing in the oven and cook at 450
  • Cook for an hour until the outside is a little burnt
  • Remove from oven
  • Cut in half
  • Scoop out the inside and seeds.
  • Chop remaining parts into big chunks.
  • Lay back on tray, drizzle with olive oil and salt
  • Roast for 10 minutes.

So who's with us? Can we go 90 days without eating out at a restaurant and cooking every meal ourselves? Let the challenge begin!

A salad I made today

KELLY XOXO

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5 MINUTE BAKED SALMON ROLLS!

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My schedule is always busy and I feel like I never have time to cook during the week. Unless I cook for a few days at a time, I find myself constantly eating out at restaurants. The problem with eating out all the time is that you're constantly consuming way more calories, fat and sodium. The other problem is that you don't know what you're REALLY eating or what REALLY goes on in the kitchen while someone else is preparing your food.

My favorite food is Asian cuisine. I absolutely LOVE sushi and could eat it 5 nights a week. I came up with a really quick, inexpensive way to feed that habit. It takes 5 minutes to make, it is really healthy and gluten free!

I make mine with frozen wild salmon burgers but you can use any kind of salmon.

What you will need:

  • 1 salmon burger patty per person. (wild if possible!)
  • I package of toasted, ready to eat Nori  (seaweed)
  • Jasmine rice (I buy frozen packaged ones that heat up in 3 minutes when I'm short on time!)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cucumber (optional)
  • Spicy mayo sauce: (optional)
  • 1 tbs of either mayo or vegenaise
  • 1 tsp of saracha sauce
  • liquid Braggs
  1. Heat up the burgers on a forman grill or a pan and at the same time, heat the rice in the microwave.
  2. Cut up your cucumber and avocado.
  3. Mix 1 tbs of veganaise or mayo with your saracha (you can choose your measurements based on how spicy you want it and how much you want to make at a time) mix the 2 together in a little sauce dish or in a bowl. Add a splash of liquid Braggs.
  4. Once the salmon burgers are done, cut them up in either strips or little pieces.
  5. Take your nori and cut it in half in 2 triangles

Nori.

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Wrap some rice, salmon, avocado and cucumber in your cone and you are done!

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5 min salmon rolls

Ok so my way didn't turn out as pretty as the photo above but I promise you it tasted just as good! We can't always be perfect!

 

Dip it in soy, braggs and/or your spicy mayo!

 

Enjoy!!!

KELLY XOXO