Who doesn’t like Chipotle? I know when I get cravings for it, they come on hard and fast but once you realize how many calories are in one meal, it’s hard to feel good afterward! Here is a really great post about ways to drop the calories in your delicious meal! Chipotle Meals for Under 500 Calories

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Bikini Shape Up

Posted: September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Just because the weather is starting to get cold, it doesn’t mean you can’t work on your “bikini body”!
Whether you want to start the process or stay toned from the summer, this workout should do the trick!

Sun Salutations

Posted: September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

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In honor of National Yoga Month, here is an Infographic laying out how to do sun salutations.

September is National Yoga Month, a month dedicated to educating people about the health benefits of yoga. At St. Cloud State University, Campus Recreation and the Wellness Committee have planned a few events in honor of the month.

Sunday, September 7th was “Free Yoga in the Park.” Hosted at Barden Park on campus, this event led participants through 50 different sun salutations. (A sun salutation being different poses performed in a graceful flow and linked by a breath.) The event was a great way to learn about this ever growing “lifestyle” and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

The next event is “Chair Yoga” and will be held on Wednesday, September 17th in Atwood Memorial Center. Chair yoga is a way to stretch your body using a chair for support and balance. This type of yoga might be right for you if you are wary to do yoga because you’re afraid your flexibility will restrict you.

The third event is “Yoga for Balance” and will be a series of classes held every Wednesday starting on September 17th. This class meets you at your abilities offering expanded body awareness, flexibility, breathing, balance, posture and unity. You can challenge yourself as advanced poses will be taught as an option or come to relax with more beginning postures.

At SCSU Campus Rec, we have a “Something for Everyone” mentality and we believe these events stick to it. For beginners to advanced yogis, we hope that participants find these events educational and beneficial.

Full Body Circuit Workout- No Equipment Necessary

After a quick warm-up, this is the perfect workout to get your body moving without having to be in the gym. Repeat each circuit twice, resting for 60 seconds after completing the entire circuit twice.

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Healthy Lemon Square Recipe

With only 35 calories per square, this is the perfect recipe for lemon bar lovers!

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2teaspoon baking powder
Confectioners’ sugar (optional)

Directions:
1. ) Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.) Line a 13-by-9-by-2- inch baking pan with foil, letting edges extend over sides; set aside.
3.) In a large bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, the white whole-wheat flour, 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar and butter.
4. ) Spread mixture in the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until edges are golden.
Meanwhile, make filling:
5.) In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and baking powder.
6.) Pour filling over hot crust.
7.) Bake 20 to 25 minutes more, or until center is set.
8.) Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Grasping foil overhang, lift from pan.
9.) Cut into bars. Right before serving, sift confectioners’ sugar over tops, if desired.
Cover and store in the refrigerator.

Healthy Savings:
4. We cut 34 calories, 6 g carbohydrate and 2 g fat.
5. Nutrition facts per 1 Cookie
6. Makes 36 bars

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Abs of Steel

Posted: April 21, 2014 in Workouts
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Love working on your core and achieving that solid core? Here are nine moves that show your step-by-step how to work that core to a tighter you!  Click here to view your next core-changing workout.