Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
1. The Review
Quest Bar has 14 unique flavors, and I kid you not, ALL of them are good. In fact, I struggled the past month trying to decide which one I liked the best. It's like trying to decide between ice cream or pie. Both are amazing.
It gets better.
You can bake with them.
We're serious. In fact, there’s a growing trend of people creating different recipes with the bars. Most of them are pretty simple and take just a few minutes to make! For example, you can make poptarts (we’ll give you an example of this recipe at the end of the post), brownies, cinnamon rolls, and many more!
2. The Recipe
Quest Peanut Butter & Jelly Poptarts
For the top and bottom of the pop-tarts: 2 Quest Bars
For the topping: 2 tablespoons protein of your choice 1 tablespoon nut butter of your choice
For the filling: 2 tablespoons of your favorite jelly or jam
3. Quest Pastabilities & Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
4. Giveaway Info
Sunday, September 1, 2013
AUGUST RECAP: The August Health and Fitness Challenge was a success, so we decided to keep the challenges coming. Before I get into the September challenge, I'm going to do a short recap of what went down for August.
The challenge was: 1) Protein --assess your current intake and then your daily requirements, adjust as necessary 2) Push-ups & Pull-ups --see how much of each you can do at the beginning of the month and see how you improve by the end of the month. This is a good resource for learning how to do push-ups.
This was a good challenge for me because I struggle in all of those areas. I knew I almost never ate enough protein, and my arm strength was laughable. I kid you not, at the beginning of this challenge I couldn't do a single push-up or pull-up.
I took this as an opportunity to educate myself on macronutrients and what my body requires for not only muscle growth but also for toning/ staying in shape. This is a good website for calculating how much protein you should eat on a daily basis. And apps like MyFitnessPal are good for tracking your daily food intake.
At the gym, I focused a lot on upper-body strength conditioning so I could improve my push ups and pull-ups.
If you haven't already joined the Make It Ultra: Health & Fitness Challenges Facebook group already, do it now. Most of the posting happens on the group wall.
So, onto this month's health & fitness challenge!