If you are looking for a quick cardio workout to do at the gym, Barry’s Bootcamp style, get excited for my new Shred Mill Workout series. Barry’s is loved by celebrities like Kim Kardashian because it helps you burn the most amount of calories in the least amount of time, melting fat and sculpting muscle, while raising your metabolism for the rest of the day! Treadmills are boring but Shred-mill workouts get you tight and toned fast!

This cardio workout does not include the strength training portion of a Barry’s workout, but I have a options for you here, here and here if you want ‘em!

I’m going to be sharing new treadmill workouts each week as the weather starts to get colder and we become more reluctant to workout outdoors. These workouts are designed to help show you that you don’t need a ton of time to fit in a kick ass workout. I hope they also get you excited for your Wednesday workout. Need a killer playlist? Check out my favorite fall tunes. 

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Interval workouts like this burn more fat than steady state workouts because they raise your heart rate quick and let it drop before it gets lit up again. This style of training is ideal for conditioning and weight loss. If you are a beginner, use the lower end of the speed range. Depending on your treadmill, you may need to reduce your speeds. We use Woodway which are the best, hands down. Just because they look different at the gym, don’t avoid them!

Announcement!!!!!

Come to class in costume on Friday and workout for free with me at Barry’s Bootcamp in Boston at 9 am. I will be giving away 3 prizes to the best dressed – Barry’s is also giving away a 5 class pack to the best costume of the day. Now… what should I be considering my YouTube viewers hated my Olaf costume???

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My new video this week on YouTube features an easy, healthy slow cooker recipe that is naturally gluten free. I couldn’t decide between a Chicken or Vegetable Curry so I combined the two for a one pot meal! Just add some quinoa, brown rice or naan for a complete dinner or lunch.

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This recipe was modified from it’s original version which first appeared on The Lemon Bowl. 

This recipe makes a ton so if you live alone, invite a friend over or plan to freeze some of it! The picture above is what it looked like before it was cooked. You can see what it looks like after by watching the video below :).

A serving is about 3 cups, and the recipe makes 5 hearty 300-calorie servings! It can easily feed up to 8 guests, perfect for a dinner party. I like to chop everything the night before and then throw it all together first thing in the morning. It takes about 5 minutes. Best of all, this recipe is budget friendly. There may seem like a lot of ingredients but it only costs $24 to buy all of them (based on Whole Foods pricing via Instacart), making it the cost per serving just $5-3.

Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast
  • ½ cup Chicken Broth
  • ½ cup Coconut Milk, light
  • 15 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can Garbanzo beans
  • 1 medium sized sweet potato, chopped and peeled
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 cup Cauliflower
  • 1 medium white Onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne (optional for spice)
  • Salt and Pepper To taste
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Wash and cut the vegetables. Place everything in slow cooker except for peas and lemon juice. Set on low for 8 hours or high for 4. Stir occasionally. Break chicken apart after 6 hours and before serving. Just before serving, add in peas and lemon juice.

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NOTE: If you are a vegetarian, omit the chicken and add another cup of cauliflower and brussels sprouts. It also does not need to cook quite as long.

If you made the dish and are wondering what else to have for dinner this week or what you are going to do with the leftover ingredients, check out my featured meal plan this week on my App under the exclusive feature. I’m sharing 5 dinner ideas and other ways to use the other ingredients before they go bad!

New meal plans are uploaded every week.

Do you own a slow cooker or crockpot? I’m obsessed with mine and hoping to share a bunch of new recipes with you guys this fall and winter!

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#PoweredByHeels & Win a Spa Trip To Miami

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Back in August, I had a secret shoot in Boston where I got to wear the most comfortable high heels all around the city. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? I usually have a love/hate relationship with high heels because I want to wear them but I have the hardest time finding ones that are comfortable. […]

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Can’t Stop The Beet Workout & Love Beets Giveaway

Today I have a chance for you guys to win free Love Beets, an iPod shuffle and the grand prize of a free one year gym membership! I shot this video for Love Beets as part of their Can’t Stop The Beet Giveaway.  The workout is a 3-minute bodyweight cardio workout perfect to use as […]

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Vegan Cauliflower “Mac & Cheese”

I used to hate the saying, “comfort food.” It is an overused term on a local TV show in Boston, given to just about any dish that appears to be high in fat and calories. Why not just call it food made by a person who could care less what you put in your mouth […]

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New Fall 2014 Workout Playlist

Listening to music while working out makes it more enjoyable but did you know it also helps you workout harder?  “Music is like a legal drug for athletes,” says Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D. from London’s Brunel University school of Sport and Education. “It can reduce the perception of effort significantly and increase endurance by as much […]

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My Halloween Candy Guide: The Good & Bad

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I’m all for moderation but Halloween is anything but… be honest with yourself. No, one mini sized Snickers bar is not going to kill you or even cause you to gain weight. Enjoying two or three in one sitting won’t either. But is Halloween really an excuse to eat 4 minis a day until October […]

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New Sweetgreen Menu #TasteTheSeason – Where to Eat Healthy In Boston

I can’t believe I do not have a Boston travel tips post on where to go, what to eat and what to see, etc. I can tell you that Boston has very few restaurants that are 100% dedicated to healthy grub. Sweetgreen is one of the very few in actual Boston (I’m excluding Cambridge, Newton, […]

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Chicago Marathon 2014 Race Recap

Read part 1 of my Chicago Marathon recap here. As the gun went off, my heart rate soared with excitement. I was doing this. I was running this damn marathon even if I had to walk the last 6 miles. I knew I followed my plan religiously and had to trust “the training.”  I wasn’t […]

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The Best Stretches To Do Before You Run

Exercise is a science. Like nutrition, guidelines are always changing as our studies discover new and better techniques. This is why I don’t like to publicly proclaim that I follow any strict diet or one fitness trend. I feel it is perfectly fine to change your beliefs. Stretching is one of those topics that has […]

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