Front Power Plate Shuffles & Mango Berry Powercakes!

February 8, 2014 -
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Hey all! How is your weekend going so far? My friday finished with an awesome Presentation to a local High School Football team on “How To Fuel Your Athletic Performance.”

My high school track coach & family friend, Hank Marziale, is not only one of my biggest supporters but is SUCH an amazing guy!

Funny side note: we always tell the story of when I was in 9th grade, Marz tried to recruit me for hurdling & triple jump…I looked him right in the eye and said, “I will never hurdle again after I wiped out in 8th grade on PAVEMENT when I attempted to hurdle for the first time.”

He didn’t let me sad story deter him from believing in me & I ended up hurdling and triple jumping for 4 years throughout high school.

He is the energizer bunny & currently works at a gym along with coaching this high school football team. He is one of my favorite people & such an inspiration to me! 

The boys really paid attention & took notes during my whole presentation.  A lot of them were pumped to know they could add protein powder into things like oatmeal, smoothies, & baked goods! It was like a whole new ball game once I started getting into creative ways to eat certain foods.

One of the students even asked how I felt about oatmeal & banana before a workout… I looked at him & said – um, you just made my day! Maybe add some nut butter in there too for an extra dose of healthy fats! ;] He loved the idea.

I spent the rest of the evening with hot tea, the Olympics, & Shark Tank. My kind of Friday night after a busy week!

This morning I was up & at it with a 830am hour spin class! The instructor Melanie was awesome & we had a fun group. Afterwards it was time to REFUEL and give my body some aid with recovery.

For some reason – I was craving a tropical take on powercakes…maybe it’s because of the snow and craving some brightness?

Insert Mangoes & Blueberries…not totally in season but it’s all good – #BETRUETOYOU! 

Ingredients:

Instructions:
  • Heat a skillet to medium-low with coconut oil or oil of choice.
  • Mix the above ingredients together.
  • Scoop onto the greased skillet & cook for a few minutes until you see bubbles.
  • Flip & cook for a few more minutes until golden brown.
  • Top with coconut nectar – you won’t regret it! I love this stuff.
It’s a love glycemic sweetener tapped from the coconut tree.
You can find the coconut nectar, buckwheat flour, & VEGA (along with a ton of other products) on iherb.com – coupon code XUG228 for first time user discount of $10 off any order over $40 or $5 off any order under $40!
Now that I may have grabbed your attention with the powercakes! Let’s finish with DAY EIGHT of the Power Plates shall we!?
Today is FRONT SHUFFLES!

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We challenge you to do these for 1 minute in between sets or create your own interval session with them! Combine some previous moves as well and really work on keeping that core tight & pumping those arms.

Don’t forget that you can still join in for a chance to win a HEAD TO TOE look from Under Armour Women!

Doing the shuffles takes some mind body connection where you focus on that foot on the plate. I know some of you feel silly doing the shuffles but I swear you are doing them right! Also – dance move at the end of your front shuffles are totally optional. Once I watched this clip I caught myself!

I’m off to get some packing done, finally using a massage that I got for christmas thanks to CoreyCakes, then meeting bittie & Jen for lunch! Yay for Saturdays!

Have a good one & be true to you!

xo Kasey

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