Tuesday, May 29, 2012

This Week's Clean Eats Sale!

Here is a list of healthy foods on sale in the Twin Cities area

Pineapple $1.39 each
Blueberries $1.49/package
1lb. Package of Strawberries 99¢
Del Monte Bananas 44¢/lb.
Mangoes 39¢ each
Lemons 19¢ each

Fresh Express Salad Blend 2/$5
1lb. Premium Strawberries 2/$5
Pint of Blueberries 2/$5
Green Seedless Grapes $1.49/lb.
Green Asparagus $1.99/lb.
Georgia Tree Ripe Peaches 99¢/lb.
Green Bartlett Pears 99¢/lb.
Iceberg Lettuce 99¢
1lb. Baby Carrots 10/$10
8ox. Whole White Mushrooms 10/$10
Birds Eye Steamfresh or Freshlike Classic Vegetables 10/$10
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.89/lb.
Fresh 90% Lean Ground Sirloin $3.99/lb.
USDA Choice Black Angus Boneless Chuck Roast or Steak $3.99/lb
Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets $9.99/lb.
Fresh Farm Raised Tilapia $6.99/lb.
Kemps Cottage Cheese 2/$6

**Coupon Item**
Fresh Express Salad Blends Buy One Get One Free
**Sale Items**
Pint of Blueberries 2/$6
Lorna California Apricots $2.99/lb.
Cucumbers 59¢ each
Green Peppers 59¢ each
Organic Broccoli $1.98 each
6oz. Package of Organic Raspberries $2.98
Hass Avocados 99¢ each
Red Gold Tomatoes Buy One Get One Free
Cub USDA Choice Beef Top Loin Strip $6.99/lb
Cub USDA Choice Beef Boneless Chuck Roast or Stew Meat $4.69/lb.
Jennie-O Fresh Ground Turkey 2/$5
Jennie-O White Meat Burgers $7.99
Fresh Atlantic Salmon $5.99/lb.
Tribe Hummus Buy One Get One Free
Almond Breeze Buy One Get One Free

Thursday, May 17, 2012

On Sale at Lunds & Byerly's

The following items are on sale at Lunds and Byerly's from 5/17/12-5/23/17.

Bushel Boy Vine-On Tomatoes $1.99/lb
Bushel Boy Baby Boys Grape Tomatoes $2.99
Fresh Express Baby Blends Buy One Get One
Driscolli's Raspberries 2/$5
Driscolli's Blackberries 2/$5
Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables 4/$5
Kemps Cottage Cheese 2/$6
Fresh Farmed Norwegian Salmon Fillets $9.99/lb

Monday, May 14, 2012

This Week's Clean Eats Sale

Here is a list of healthy foods on sale in the surrounding Twin Cities area.

Kirkwood Frozen Chicken Breasts $5.49
Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Breast Tenders $2.29/lb
Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb
16-20lb. Seedless Watermelon $3.99
1lb. Package of Strawberries $1.19
6oz. Package of Blueberries $1.29
Iceberg Lettuce 69¢ each
14oz. Package of Beefsteak Tomatoes 79¢

Roundy's Jumbo Pack of Split Chicken Breasts 99¢/lb
93% Supreme Lean Ground Beef $3.49/lb
Ripe or Green Bananas 57¢/lb.
2lb. Package of Premium Strawberries $3.99
Del Monte Pineapple $2.99
Extra Large Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith Apples 99¢/lb
Broccoli or Cauliflower $1.39
Red Bell Peppers $1.49/lb
Zucchini or Yellow Squash 99¢/lb
4lb. Bag of Navel Oranges $2.99
Romaine Lettuce $1.29
Organic Kale $1.99/lb
Wild Atlantic Cod Fillets $6.99/lb
2lb. Bag of Frozen Tilapia or Swai Fillets $6.99

Fresh Express Salad Blends 2/$5
Cucumbers 59¢ each
1lb. Bag of Bolthouse Farms Baby Cut Carrots 2/$3
8oz. Package of White Mushrooms 2/$3
Green Bell Peppers 59¢ each
Red, Yellow, or Orange Peppers 5/$5
Red Seedless Grapes $2.49/lb
Personal Size Watermelon $3.99 each
Fresh Green Beans $1.29/lb
3lb. Bag of Organic Minneola Tangerines $4.49
Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna 89¢
6oz. Portions of Fresh Atlantic Salmon $3.99 each
6oz. Portions of Mahi Mahi $3.99 each
6oz. Portions of Swordfish $3.99 each
6oz. Portions of Cod $3.99 each
Stockman & Dakota Premium Angus Beef Bottom Round Roast $3.99/lb

Monday, May 7, 2012

This Week's Clean Eats Sale!

Here is a list of healthy foods on sale in the surrounding Twin Cities area.

10oz. Package of Grape Tomatoes 79¢
Cucumbers 25¢ each
1lb. Package of Baby Carrots 49¢
12oz. Bag of Little Salad Bar Garden Salad 49¢
20oz. Package of 3 Multi-Colored Peppers $1.69
8oz. Package of Whole, Sliced, or Baby Bella 79¢

**Coupon Items**
Chicken of the Seas Chunk Light Tuna 68¢
**Sale Items**
Food for Life or Ezekiel Bread 25%off
Mrs. Dash Seasonings 2/$4
1lb. Premium California Strawberries $1.99
6oz. Package of Blueberries $1.99
Fresh Express Salad Blends 2/$5
Seedless Watermelon Half or Quarter Cuts 79¢/lb.
Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet Pineapple $3.79
Extra Large Granny Smith, Red, or Golden Delicious Apples $1.59/lb.
Cucumbers 2/$1
2lb. Bag of Baby Carrots 2/$5
Mann's Precut Vegetables 2/$5.50
8oz. Package of Whole or Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms $1.79
Green Asparagus $2.79/lb.
Mann's Green Beans 2/$5.50
US No.1 Sweet Potatoes 89¢/lb.
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers w/out Sauce 4/$5
Roundy's Large Eggs 88¢
Roundy's Vegetarian or Omega-3 Eggs 2/$4
3lb. Bag of Roundy's Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $5.98
Gold'n Plump Boneless Skinless Split Chicken Breasts, Tenders, or Pieces for Stir Fry 2/$8
Jennie-O Ground Turkey Breast or Tenders $5.99
Tyson Cornish Hens 2/$6
Fresh Farm-Raised Atlantic Salmon Fillets $7.99/lb
Fresh Farm-Raised Boneless Tilapia Fillets
Chicken of the Seas Chunk Light Tuna Buy 2 Get 1 Free

**Coupons Valid from 5/4/12-5/19/12**
Kemps Cottage Cheese 2/$6
Red Gold Tomatoes 5/$3
**Sale Items**

Blackberries 2/$3
Blueberries 2/$3
Fresh Asparagus $1.98/lb
Pictsweet Deluxe Vegetables 3/$5
3lb. Bag of Farm Stand Red Delicious, Fuji, or Gala Apples $3.99
Fresh Express Salads 2/$4
Driscolli's or Well Pict Strawberries 2/$4
4lb. Bag of Valencia Oranges or Red Grapefruit $3.99
Dry Pint of Organic Grape Tomatoes $2.99
Split Chicken Breasts $1.49/lb

North Atlantic Coldwater Lobster Tails $5.99
12oz. Bag of Raw EZ peel Arctic Shores Large Shrimp $5.99
Fresh Atlantic Salmon Fillets $5.99/lb
Fresh Tilapia Fillets $7.99/lb
3lb. Bag of Cub Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts. Tenders, or Wings $6.99
Jennie-O Lean Ground Turkey $3.99
32oz. Package of Frozen Ocean Market Cod or Flounder Fillets $8.99

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sweat It Out!

I am 17 days out from my first competition of 2012, the Mr./Ms. Natural Minnesota, IFPA Pro North American, and the goal is to sweat, sweat, sweat!  I have updated my workouts with the help of Sienna Bahlmann of Sienna B.Fit and Danny J Johnson of the Sweaty Betties.  The workouts are performed as a circuit without any rest between exercises or sets.  Because of my schedule, I do my cardio in the morning and lift after my day job Monday-Thursday.  I work doubles on Fridays so I lift in the morning and do my cardio during my lunch break.  

Sienna, Danny, and I working the Egg Whites International booth at the 2012 Arnold Sports Expo.

40-45 minutes of cardio upon waking up
Lift Shoulders
Seated Shoulder Press 3x15
1 minute Burpees 3xAMAP (As Many as Possible)

Side laterals 3x15
1 minute Jump Squats 3xAMAP

Upright Rows 3x15
1 minute Mountain Climbers 3xAMAP

Dumbbell Incline Press 3x15
1 minute Plyo Lunges 3xAMAP

Rear Delt Machine 3x15
1 minute Hop Squats 3xAMAP

Dumbbell Arnold Press 3x15
1 minute Speed Skaters 3xAMAP

HIIT Cardio*
Hot Yoga Sculpt at Core Power Yoga

40-45 minutes of cardio upon waking up
Lift Legs
Seated Leg Extensions 2x30
1 minute Bicycle Crunches 2xAMAP

Leg Press 2x30
1 minute Suitcases 2xAMAP

Lying Leg Curl 2x30
1 minute Russian Twists 2xAMAP

Smith Squats or Reverse Hack Squats if Smith is taken 2x30
1 minute Plank 2xAMAP

Walking Lunges Down and Back the Length of a Basketball Court

HIIT Cardio*
Hot Yoga Sculpt at Core Power Yoga

40-45 minutes of cardio upon waking up
Lift Back
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown 3x15
Barbell Curls 3x15

Wide Grip Seated Rows 3x15
Skullcrushers 3x15

Assisted Pullup 3x15
Assisted Dips 3x15

Bent Over Row with Dumbbells 3x15
Hammer Curls 3x15

Underhand Close Grip Lat Pulldown 3x15
Tricep Extensions 3x15

HIIT Cardio*


*For HIIT cardio ideas, sign up for Stephanie Keenan's FREE HIIT membership!
Stephanie & I at Fitness America.

It's About Time!

I am absolutely loving About Time Whey Protein Isolate!  About Time is the cleanest form of protein powder on the market.  1 scoop contains ~25 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbs, and 0 grams of fat which is great for me because I cycle my carb intake.  It is available in 11 flavors including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter, banana, birthday cake, mint mocha, cinnamon swirl, peaches & cream, and chocolate peanut butter.  There is also unflavored option.  I have tried the chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter, banana, birthday cake, mint mocha, and chocolate peanut butter flavors.  My favorites are chocolate peanut butter and mint mocha.  About Time sweetens their products with stevia so there are no artificial sweeteners.  My first purchase from About Time was the Multi-Flavor pack of 6 Fill, Shake, and Go bottles.  The Fill, Shake, and Go bottles are very convenient.  I serve tables on the weekends and bringing the bottles to work was a great way to get a meal in on limited time.  About Time products can be purchased online, any GNC store, and at retailers nationwide.  If you are apprehensive about switching your whey, you can get 2 trial packs for $3.99.