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Love Your Body Challenge Day 18: Crunches, Sit Ups and Tricep Dips

Posted by on Feb. 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM
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Welcome to Day 18 of the Love Your Body Challenge.

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

Here are today's exercises:

40 Crunches


10 Sit Ups


10 Tricep Dips



Here is today's healthy recipe:

Spring Vegetable Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 13 oz penne pasta (or whole wheat)
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 zucchini, sliced diagonally
  • 2 bunches asparagus, sliced diagonally
  • 3 small yellow bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup cooked, shelled fava beans (or lima beans)
  • ½ cup green olives, pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup Italian parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep hot.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Add garlic and zucchini. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add asparagus, bell pepper and beans. Stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
  3. Combine vegetables with hot pasta. Serve in four bowls, each topped with olives and parsley.

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

Do you eat healthier versions of pasta? If not, what do you use as pasta replacement?

Share your healthy pasta/pasta substitute recipes.

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by on Feb. 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM
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SweetLuci
by Bronze Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 12:18 PM

 I'll do a variation of the situps.

Dh doesn't like whole wheat pasta, but keeps trying. We usually just eat a smaller portion of regular pasta and more veggies. Also eat it with seafood more than beef.

pinkfairy0206
by on Feb. 28, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Ran around with my son for about 25-30 minutes! ! Wasn't even going to exercise today!! Lol...had fun:) will throw this in later!
Manda_martin99
by on Feb. 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Yummy salad - shrimp is so satisfying!

Still sick, maybe tomorrow.
Vertical15
by Vanessa on Feb. 28, 2014 at 12:38 PM

I will have to do these tomorrow. I did a crazy ab workout last night and I"m so sore today!  I'll be focusing on cardio and arms today.

This pasta dish sounds delish!

Monsita
by Bronze Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM
On my way to exercise...

Pasta recipe looks delicious!
We do use whole wheat pasta: kids do not know it....
It is so filled with their yummy meatballs they do not care about anything else, lol
la_bella_vita
by Bronze Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM

 Done and I love pasta. I normally eat a salad before my pasta so I can eat it in smaller does and by salad, I mean a spinach or kale salad loaded with veggies. I make a homemade sauce that is super healthy and has zucchini in it.

We eat spaghetti squash too.

Larsbug
by on Feb. 28, 2014 at 3:38 PM

thanks!

ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM
I do not eat pasta but rice and quinoa instead
eevers55
by Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 4:32 PM

My abs are killing me thank you :)
I eat wheat pasta, although I've been eating more veggie based pastas and they add a lot more flavor and are better than plain pasta

AspensMama1537
by Bronze Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 4:55 PM
Yum! I love pasta! We love to use spaghetti squash in its place too. :)
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