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* BONUS DAY* Love Your Body Challenge Day 14: Standing Calf Raises, Jumping Jacks and Vertical Leg Crunches

*BONUS DAY*
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Welcome to Day 14 of the Love Your Body Challenge.

Make sure you post everyday after you have completed the daily exercises.

Here are today's exercises:

20 Standing Calf Raises


100 Jumping Jacks


25 Vertical Leg Crunches



Here is today's healthy recipe:

Pasta Rosa Verde

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 to 6 medium tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 3 cups arugula, watercress, and/or spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola or other blue cheese

Directions:

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until the onion is tender. Stir in the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and red pepper, if using. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes, until the tomatoes are warm. Mix in the arugula, watercress, or spinach and heat until just wilted.

3. Spoon the pasta into bowls and top with the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with the toasted pine nuts and cheese.

Did/will you do the 3 exercises of the day?

Do you eat healthier versions of pasta?

Share your favorite healthy pasta recipes!

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by on Feb. 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Replies (31-36):
Barabell
by Barbara on Feb. 25, 2014 at 10:43 AM
I didn't do these yesterday, but I will try to get to them today.

I get the Market Pantry Pasta Plus from Super Target. It is healthier, but my husband and son still like it as much as white pasta. Plus, it is affordable given the quality.
proudmomof2653
by Bronze Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 12:03 PM

 done i needed an extra dose of exercise this afternoon

Boobear110
by Member on Mar. 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Done , done ,done

poptart0325
by on Mar. 6, 2014 at 4:59 PM
I will do everything today except the jumping jacks. I'll add those to my exercises tomorrow.
Cafe Robin
by Head Admin on May. 14, 2014 at 10:48 AM

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                                  ablackdolphin

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ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on May. 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM
1 mom liked this
Quoting Cafe Robin:

congratulations      ...and the WINNER is.....      

                                  ablackdolphin

                You have won a CafeMom Travel Mug!

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!
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