Winter Workouts and a Lovely Crock Pot Recipe

Well Hello my fit family. Happy rainy, gross Tuesday to you all! Now, I know this weather can really put us chicks into a state of seasonal depression. At least that’s the excuse we use to eat our faces off, wear sweatpants, drink wine, eat chocolate and watch The Real Housewives marathons. So we wanted to be sure you have LOTS of options to stay motivated during the winter months. Have you checked out our Workout page??? These beauties are built for a busy lifestyle. Ya know, those days when everything goes wrong and you just cant get your ass to KFIT. If your stuck going to the treadmill factory, or working out around the kiddos maple syrup stains, then make it worth it! Short and sweaty.  We will be doctoring up the WO page over the next month, so it’s a bit easier to find what you are looking for (at home, no equipment, treadmill, etc). Until then,  just scroll around till you see something that looks absolutely horrible. Then do it! But first…a bomb crock pot recipe!

Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew (adapted from Saffron and Peas)

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I love this recipe. It looks like a pile of mush..but its great. Plus it has mini potatoes. White ones. I know you have been taught they are the devil. But I disagree. How can something so little and cute be so bad?? Pass the potatoes please!

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Ingredients:

  • 6-8 chicken thighs, trimmed
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 4 stalks of celery, sliced big
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 T  minced garlic, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 12 baby potatoes, whole
  • 2 cup  low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds, crushed with side of knife
  • 3 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 full sprig of rosemary chopped
  • Salt& pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Toss all ingredients in pot. The beauty of a crock pot! Dont bother pre-cutting chicken, it will shred nicely by the 5th hour with a couple of stirs.  Add water or stock if you like it more brothy.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste around 5th hour.
  3. Serve with a little parm cheese!

There was an added step to thicken up broth with cornstarch. I skipped this step because corn starch freaks me out a bit. It reminds me of 4th grade science projects. It didn’t affect the meal in my opinion. I portioned it out for a week of hearty lunches!

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Short and Sweaty Winter Workouts

OK Kfitters, onto the workouts! Here’s two little burner  for ya, both can be done at home or the gym!! Try to work through these as fast as possible (maintaining good form) with minimal rest.

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*Use a single dumbbell for you V-ups and two for the thrusters and curls.

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*PS. If you don’t know what these moves are, you probably shouldn’t be doing them at home unsupervised:)

Stay motivated and Happy Sweating!

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