Motivation Monday

Let’s start the week off with a new snack and work-out move to keep up healthy habits!

This Week’s Work-Out Move: the chair lunge. Sneak your workout in by cranking out this move in the kitchen while dinner is cooking. Grab a kitchen chair, and rest the top of your right foot on it. Make sure that your left leg is far enough in front of you so that your knee bend forms a 90-degree angle when you lunge. Also, be sure that your knee doesn’t go over your toe to avoid injury. If you are having trouble balancing, hold on to another chair with your right hand for support. Bend left knee and sink into a lunge. Then raise it up, contracting your glutes. Complete 12 reps, and switch sides. The chair lunge will tone your powerhouse lower body muscles just in time to wear shorts all summer long.

Healthy Snack of the Week: choco-coconut berry mousse. Whip up something airy and decadent for your afternoon snack. Grab a Greek yogurt, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and raspberries. Use a knife to slice up the raspberries into tiny pieces. Mix the Greek yogurt with the raspberry pieces in a bowl. Sprinkle the top with the dark chocolate chips and coconut bits to top off the healthy snack. It combines your fruit and protein for a powerful punch. If you want to add a little extra fat, try topping with one tablespoon of almond butter as well. Bonus: Sub this snack in for your usual ice cream fix for a healthier alternative!

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