Focus On: Orangetheory Fitness

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For today’s Focus On post, I’m thrilled to share my Orangetheory Fitness experience with you! I’ve actually wanted to try an Orangetheory workout ever since I first heard about it, and was so excited to see that there is an Orangetheory studio in Point Loma.

This workout is a game-changer, perfect for anyone looking to maximize their calorie burn and reach their fitness goals. In just 30 minutes, I was able to achieve my maximum heart rate while doing intense strength training. And the best part? I spent 12 minutes in the orange zone, which has been proven to have an excess post-exercise oxygen consumption effect (EPOC). Meaning I’m still burning calories long after the workout. Orangetheory definitely lived up to the hype – it’s an incredible workout that keeps you on your toes.

I took my first class last week and here’s what I thought.

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What is Orangetheory Fitness?

So, picture this: You’re at the hippest fitness studio in town, Orangetheory Fitness. And boy, do they know how to make you break a sweat!

It’s a heart rate-based interval training session that combines the best of rowing machines, treadmills, and an impressive array of strength equipment. Talk about a full-body workout that hits all the right spots! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned gym-goer, the beauty of Orangetheory Fitness is that it caters to all fitness levels. You can even keep track of your intensity levels with the ingenious green, orange, and red zones displayed right in front of you. It’s like a traffic light for your fitness journey, guiding you towards maximum burn and exhilaration.

Signing up for a class is a breeze, and once you get in there, get ready to unleash your inner beast – from sweat-drenched sprints on those trusty treadmills to powerful strokes on the water rowers. The name of the game here is high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and the result? A workout guaranteed to leave you feeling like a superhero. Can you say, “Kapow!”? So if you’re ready to level up your workout game and conquer any challenge, Orangetheory Fitness is the place to be. Say goodbye to mediocrity and hello to a body that’s glowing with strength and vitality!

What to Expect at Orangetheory

A calorie scorcher and a major sweatfest. Like any workout, you get out of it what you put into it, but Orangetheory is a wonderful blend of heart-pumping cardio and muscle-building strength.

When you first arrive, you receive your heart rate monitor (“pod”) for the day. You attach it to your chest strap and during the class, your name and h

Zucchini Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

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The sweet crunch of summer corn and crisp slices of zucchini are brightened with a zesty dressing in this Zucchini Corn Salad.

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Raw Corn Salad

Many years ago, it was this salad that was one of my first experiences with raw corn. I saw a recipe for raw corn salad in a magazine, did a double take, and had to try it. If you’ve never experienced this vegetable raw, I recommend it!

I love the different flavors of the raw zucchini and corn. With a very light lime vinaigrette, it becomes such a fresh-tasting salad for the summer months. I make it at least once a year when corn is in season.

Zucchini Corn Salad

You might be skeptical of having raw zucchini in your salad. But, trust me on this pairing. The flavors, textures, and colors are all so well balanced. It just works!

Who can deny that the taste of fresh-picked, ripe vegetables is better than vegetables that have been on store shelves for a while? I don’t limit myself to shopping seasonal produce, but this zucchini corn salad does make the most of summer’s vegetables. So, you’ll get to enjoy them while both are at their best.

Zucchini corn salad, served in a small blue ceramic bowl with a striped gray and white towel

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • fresh corn on the cob
  • zucchini
  • lime juice
  • olive oil
  • fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper
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Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

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Get ready for the back-to-school season with these easy and delicious dinner recipes. Discover quick and wholesome meal ideas to simplify your evenings and bring your family together.

The back-to-school season is upon us, bringing with it the hustle and bustle of busy schedules and endless to-do lists. One challenge that often arises is preparing wholesome and satisfying dinners that everyone enjoys. We have our go-to easy weeknight dinners, but I put together another list of healthy recipe ideas for back-to-school season that are easy to prepare.

Check out the ideas below and please share your favorites in the comments section – I’m always looking for new ideas!

Easy Back To School Dinner Recipe Ideas

1. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas: A quick and colorful option, sheet pan chicken fajitas are a great way to incorporate lean protein and a variety of vegetables into your dinner. Toss sliced bell peppers, onions, and chicken strips in a flavorful blend of spices and olive oil. Spread them out on a baking sheet and bake until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are tender. Serve with warm tortillas, salsa, and your favorite toppings – guacamole, of course!

2. One-Pot Pasta Primavera: Simplify your dinner routine with a one-pot pasta primavera that’s bursting with fresh flavors. Combine pasta, colorful vegetables like cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, and peas, along with a creamy sauce made from a mixture of chicken broth, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. Cook everything in a single pot for easy cleanup, and you’ll have a creamy and satisfying dinner ready in no time.

3. Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Tofu: For a vegetarian-friendly option, whip up some stir-fried rice noodles

How to Keep Healthy Eating Exciting

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Are you tired of the same old boring meals? I totally hear you and I believe that eating healthy should never be a snooze fest. So, let’s go on a flavor-filled journey and discover how to make healthy eating fun and exciting. Get ready to satisfy those cravings guilt-free!

Get Creative: Making Healthy Eating Fun

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. It’s time to unleash your creativity in the kitchen and explore new flavors and ingredients.

Experiment with colorful fruits and vegetables, try different cooking methods, and spice up your meals. If you’re feeling stuck on ideas, have like 135+ amazing ones in the Guiltless Recipe ebook for you to try!

Guiltless Indulgences: “Junk Food” Made Healthy

Who says you have to give up your favorite indulgences? We’ve got your back with our Guiltless recipes like this amazing chicken pesto pizza!

We’ve taken classic “junk food” favorites and transformed them into nutritious, guilt-free delights. From our protein packed peanut butter cups to our chicken and avocado burri

Amazon Hits and Misses August 2023

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Sharing a roundup of some of my favorite Amazon finds (and some of the fails!) from recently. Affiliate links are included below, which enable me to earn a small kickback that I use to keep the lil blog running. Thank you so much to those of you who shop my links!

Hi hi! How are you? I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far! Thank you so much for your excitement about Vitality! I can’t wait to get started together on the 28th. Check out the details here! 

For today’s post, I wanted to share some recent Amazon finds. Amazon has been crushing the game lately, and they have so many cute things for the transition from summer to fall. I’ve also found some new back-to-school essentials that we’ve been loving lately, and also some fails in the mix.

Here are some of the things I’m loving right now:

Amazon Faves August 2023

This set

While this set is a little on the summery side, I can get away with tying a sweater around my shoulders for the next couple of months here in Tucson. They also have it in black, which is super cute with a high bun and some low-top sneakers.

This necklace

I’ve been wanting a tennis necklace for a while, but didn’t want to spend the money on a real one. I wanted something I could wear every day without worrying about it getting lost or breaking. This one was highly recommended in a Facebook group that I’m in, so I decided to go for it since it was only $35. I LOVE it. It’s sparkly and decent quality, plus I can wear it every day.

This two-piece sweater set!!

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