Hello WHUR Family,
Food not only fuels our bodies, it also awakens our senses. Nature has given us the best of everything when it comes to food. We now know that the most beautifully-colored foods are also the most nutritious. And, when used in recipes, combining foods can make a beautiful presentation, have intoxicating aromas, fill our mouths with wonderful textures and flavors and create memories. So, food is clearly more than just fuel. Food also provides energy. That energy is what we commonly call calories. Let’s explore the relationships and how to make it all work for us.
Fitness Friday Morning Groove
Fitness Friday Exercise Program
Now, for your exercise program for today Monday and Wednesday of next week… It‘s all about The Chest and Shoulders. So here it is!
The Five Exercise that you are going to do: Front Raises, Side Raises, Up-Right Rows, Push Ups/Modified Push-Ups, Chest Press, then we’re going to finishing it all off with a series of abdominal exercises – Reverse Crunches, Crunches. You will do 4 sets and 8-12 repetitions for each exercise using a band or light to moderate weight. And before you start your exercise routine warm-up for 10 minutes on the treadmill or stationary bicycles.
Fitness Friday Meal of The Day
Pan Seared Chicken Pesto
This dish is all about the blending flavors… Pesto, Pine Nuts and Zest!
- Ingredients -
2 tablespoons garlic-flavored or regular olive oil, divided
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, plus 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup lowfat sour cream
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- Direction -
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in the hot pan and cook until golden brown and just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
Meanwhile, place the pine nuts in a small dry skillet and set over medium heat. Toast the nuts until golden brown, about 3 minutes, shaking the pan frequently to prevent burning. Transfer the pine nuts to a blender or food processor and add cilantro, sour cream, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, the garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Process until smooth, adding water, as necessary, to create a thick paste. Serve the chicken with the pesto spooned over the top.
Fitness Friday Feature
- Griffin Datcher III –
Has always had an active lifestyle. While in grade school he played football and participated in Tae Kwon Do. During the summer months he would lift weights and play basketball almost every day even in 100+ degree weather. Back then it wasn’t anything to “workout” but later in life he had finally found his calling.
Griffin trained his first client before he had any certification to go with his name. After seeing the results of a person who just wanted to change his body, the seed was planted and 27 years later the dream has taken full stride and he is now in the business of changing lives and minds about health and fitness. He now owns a gym in Spring, Tx and runs his personal training business as well.
On top of that he continues to maintain his own body which he also considers a business. His focus is to help others achieve what he has achieved over the years and give people the knowledge they need in order to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Not only does he help his current clients but, if he can help the entire family to become more empowered about health and fitness then he feels he has done his calling.
Griffin Datcher III is an accomplished Professional natural bodybuilder for Musclemania based out of California. He has traveled all over the continental U.S. showing what people can achieve with a little hard work, dedication, and consistency. When he is not training clients you can usually find Griffin somewhere on a basketball court shooting hoops or traveling with his son Griffin Datcher IV.
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way, you are right.” Henry Ford.
Fitness Friday Special Guest
- Chef James Robinson -
- Aaron Ardoin Foundation -
The Aaron Ardoin Foundation for Sickle Cell Anemia was established in 2005. It is dedicated to assisting those afflicted with this disease by raising necessary funds in order to:
- Increase Awareness about the prevalence of Sickle Cell Anemia in numerous ethnic populations, its various forms, the options for treatment, the status of research, and the enormous resources needed to address this genetic condition.
- Enhance Treatment of this chronic illness and its many debilitating, even fatal, complications.
- Promote Prevention by educating caregivers, social service agencies, and communities about the genetic nature of this disease, as well as the screening options that are available for decreasing the number of newborns with Sickle Cell Disease.
- Advance the Cure by providing vital resources to support Sickle Cell Disease’s medical research efforts.
Contact Information: http://aaronardoinfoundation.org/
Enjoy You Day,