Spiralized Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Try this delicious Green and White recipe!

2ndshrimpscampi

Ingredients ( 2 servings):

12 shrimp (deveined and deshelled)

1 tbsp minced garlic

¼ cup finely chopped shallots

4 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon

2 tsp lemon zest

3 medium peeled zucchinis spiralized

2 cups fresh washed baby spinach

2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

1 sprinkle of red pepper flakes

1 sprinkle of ground black pepper

1 tbsp Olive oil

just a dusting or non-stick spray

Directions:

  1. Cook the garlic and olive in a large lightly sprayed skillet for about 1 minute on medium heat.
  2. Next add the scallions and shrimp. Season with pepper flakes and black pepper and cook for about 2 minutes.
  3. Once the shri
  4. mp are starting to sear on one side flip them and add them lemon juice and zest. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and then set shrimp aside.
  5. Add the zucchini noodles and baby spinach and stir for about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp back in and toss to mix.
  6. Plate the mixture and garnish with chopped parsley.
  7. Makes 2 servings.

Summer Shape Up’s Take on August with 4 Weeks 2 Strong!

This month Get Kristen Fit will lead a group through 6 workouts a week for 4 weeks. We are alternating days of strength training with days of high intensity interval training with a goal of building muscle while also leaning out so that we can look amazing on the beach by the end of summer! It’s never too late to join in on the fun… email me at kristen@getkristenfit.com for more info.

 

Here is a peak of our strength workout from day 2:

 

Lose It To Win It! Final Results!

After 8 weeks of busting their butts…. the hard work has paid off for many!

Final Stats:

38 Participants

$1236.00 in Winners’ Pot

281.2 Pounds Lost

4 Participants Dropped Out 

1 Participant Had To Resign Due To Injury (unrelated to this competition)

Top Lists

(by total pounds lost)

1. George 25.2 pounds  (plus has added significant amount of muscle!)

2. Colleen 24.2 pounds (lowest weight in 17 years!)

3. Renee 16.8  pounds (pre baby weight!)

4. Carrie  16.4 pounds  (45 pounds total in the last 6 months!)

5. Dawn 16.4 pounds

6.  Theresa 16.4 pounds

7. Denise 15.2 pounds

8. Pat 15 pounds

9. James 14.8 pounds

10. Evania 13.6 pounds

11. Anke 12.8  pounds

12. Susannah 12.4 pounds

13. Grace 10.4 pounds

14. Mark 10.4 pounds

(by % of bodyweight lost )

1. Colleen 14.8 %

2. Dawn 12.46%

3. Renee  10.98%

4. Denise 10.59%

5. Pat 10.5%

6. George 10%

7. Carrie 8.3 %

8. Susannah 7.7%

9. Grace 7.3%

10. Anke 6.9%

11. James 6.15%

12. Michelle 5.9

13. Theresa 5.9%

14. Evania 5.4%

15. Kate 5.1%

Do you want to know how you also can healthfully lose 20  or more pounds in 8 weeks? Contact Kristen to join in on the fun!

28 Day Summer Shape Up: Day 20 – “Playground Workout”

The GetKristenFit Summer Shape Up  28 day high intensity workout challenge

Ready to earn your best beach body? Commit to 28 killer workouts over the next 4 weeks and reveal your best body ever by the 4th of July! 

Some of the workouts will be posted here, but most will go out to program particpants via e-mail.  To join the program e-mail Kristen@getkristenfit.com !

28 Day Challenge Workout #20

“Playground Workout”

For the last week of this challenge everyone should be aiming to get in twice daily workouts. Aim for some extra cardio every morning followed by something extra every afternoon or evening.  For today’s workout find a local playground, preferbly by a large field. Get ready to have some fun and sweat it out at the same time! (This workout can also be done in gym if needed)

*Videos again are available @getkristenfit Facebook and Instagram.

 

Warm up with a perimeter run around the whole field field.

Complete each circuit 3x through.

Circuit 1:

20 step ups or box jumps onto bench or another landing

20 push-ups ( on ground, feet elevated on bench or swing, or on incline to modify)

20 single leg get ups from low step or bottom on a slide

20 body rows hanging from a swing

20 sit-ups ( try decline from the top of a slide, lock feet in place)

1 minute plank (find any thing, balancing if possible)

1 perimeter run

Circuit 2:

20 second flexed arm hang from monkey bars or other bar (try pull-ups if you can)

20 Bulgarian Spilt Squats (back foot up on landing or swing, 10 each leg)

20 knee tucks or pikes from high plank, feet on swing

20 triceps dips from parallel bars or from a bench

20 hanging knees to chest, straight leg raises

1 perimeter run

Lose It To Win It! Results With 1 Week to Go!

In the final weeks, the POUNDS are still FLYING off!

Weigh ins are done weekly Sun-Sat. Stay posted for results weekly as the competition heats up!

38 Participants

315.9 Total Pounds Lost

Leaderboard:

(by total pounds lost)

1. Colleen 23.2 pounds

2. George  21 pounds

3. James 16.2 pounds

4. Dawn 15.8 pounds

5. Pat 14.6 pounds

6.  Theresa 13.8 pounds

7. Evania 13.6 pounds

8. Renee 12.2 pounds

9. Denise 10.4 pounds

10. Anke 10.4 pounds

11. Mark 10.4 pounds

12. Susannah 10.2 pounds

13. Carrie 9.4 pounds

14. Kate 9.4 pounds

15. Dean 8.6 pounds

16 Grace 8.6 pounds

(by % of bodyweight lost )

1. Colleen 14 %

2. Dawn 12%

3. Pat  10.28%

4. George  8.3%

5. Denise 7.9%

6.  Renee 7.9%

7. James 6.7 %

8. Susannah 6.46%

9. Kate 6.4%

10. Grace 6%

11. Anke 5.9%

12. Evania 5.4%

12. Theresa 5%

*4 participants have elected to forego weekly weigh-ins so their losses will not be revealed until the final weigh in!

Do you want to know how you also can healthfully lose 10 or more pounds in 3 weeks? Contact Kristen to join in on the fun!

28 Day Summer Shape Up: Day 18 – “Cardio Ass Kicker with Mini Bands”

The GetKristenFit Summer Shape Up  28 day high intensity workout challenge

Ready to earn your best beach body? Commit to 28 killer workouts over the next 4 weeks and reveal your best body ever by the 4th of July! 

Some of the workouts will be posted here, but most will go out to program particpants via e-mail.  To join the program e-mail Kristen@getkristenfit.com !

28 Day Challenge Workout #18

“Cardio Ass Kicker with mini bands”

This cardio interval workout with surely kick your ass both literally and figuratively.  Here are a few more exercises that you can do with just one tiny piece of equipment.  Get ready to get Kristen fit 🙂

You should have 3 bands to progress through.  The order goes from green (easiest), to blue (medium), then to black (hardest, most resistance).

*Videos again are available @getkristenfit Facebook and Instagram.

Complete the following exercises in circuit.  Complete four rounds of the circuit. First round do  1:30 seconds of each exercise, second round do 1 minute of each, third round do 30 seconds of each, and last round do 10 reps of each.  Complete reps as fast as possible without losing your form.  Rest no more than 1 minute between rounds 1-2 and 2-3, and take no rest between rounds 3-4.

 

Mini Band Squat Jumps (band 2 inches above knees)

Mini Band Cross Country Runs ( band on ankles, make sure feet stay flat)

Mini Band Criss Cross Hops (bands on ankles)

Mini Band Lateral Hop Step Touch (band on ankles, start with feet together press out to one side, and feet back together)

Mini Band High kKnee Runs (band 2 inches above knees)

Mini Band Repeaters (band 2 inches above knees, 1/2 the time of each leg)

Mini Band Snowboarders (band 2 inches above knees, squat touch floor, 180 degree jump, back into a squat)

Mini Band Plank Jacks (band on ankles, high plank, jump feet out and in)

 

Enjoy!

Coach K
Remember to post feedback on this workout here, on Facebook, or to my email kristen@getkristenfit.com!

No bands yet?

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28 Day Summer Shape Up: Day 17 – “7 minute 6 pack abs w/ mini bands”

The GetKristenFit Summer Shape Up  28 day high intensity workout challenge

Ready to earn your best beach body? Commit to 28 killer workouts over the next 4 weeks and reveal your best body ever by the 4th of July! 

Some of the workouts will be posted here, but most will go out to program particpants via e-mail.  To join the program e-mail Kristen@getkristenfit.com !

28 Day Challenge Workout #17

“7 minute 6 pack abs with mini bands”

Get ready to burn up those abs with a side of glutes/ outer thighs 🙂  Burn baby burn! This core workout is  a perfect finisher for a strength workout.  After lifting (think core exercises like dead lifts, front squats, pull-ups and overhead presses), crush this ab session, then finish with some interval training for the ultimate fat burn!

You should have 3 bands to progress through.  The order goes from green (easiest), to blue (medium), then to black (hardest, most resistance).

*Videos again are available @getkristenfit Facebook and Instagram.

Complete the following exercises in circuit:

1 minute mini band bicycles (band 2 inches above knees)

1 minute side lying oblique crunches, elbow to knee (30 seconds each side, band 2 inches above knees)

1 minute side lying oblique crunch pulses, pulse top half (30 seconds each side, band 2 inches above knees)

1 minute side lying oblique v-up’s (30 seconds each side, band on ankles, keep feet hip width apart)

1 minute leg raises (band on ankles, keep feet hip width apart)

1 minute full body crunch into 45 degree extension (band on ankles, elbows to knees then shoot legs straight out at 45 degrees)

1 minute high plank feet walk outs (band on ankles, alternate stepping out with right out with left and in, then out left out right)

1 minute high plank shoulder taps (band on wrists/under palms, tap hand to opposite shoulder, keep hips still)

 

Finish your fat burning session with some sprints to really get those abs to pop:

Complete 7-12 rounds of 20 second all out sprints w/ 1 minute recovery in between.  (sprint then walk back to finish or on treadmill)

Can’t run? Substitute any high intensity cardio option (should be anareobic by the end of 20 seconds)

 

No bands yet?

Get Your Mini Bands Here!

28 Day Summer Shape Up: Day 16 – “Mini Bands Upper Body Burn”

The GetKristenFit Summer Shape Up  28 day high intensity workout challenge

Ready to earn your best beach body? Commit to 28 killer workouts over the next 4 weeks and reveal your best body ever by the 4th of July! 

Some of the workouts will be posted here, but most will go out to program particpants via e-mail.  To join the program e-mail Kristen@getkristenfit.com !

28 Day Challenge Workout #16

“Mini Bands Upper Body Burn”

This workout is a great complement to yesterday’s workout, but same thing goes : don’t  be fooled, it is tougher than it looks! These mini bands are perfect to take on trips with you. No excuses! Never miss a workout!

You should have 3 bands to progress through.  The order goes from green (easiest), to blue (medium), then to black (hardest, most resistance).

*Videos again are available @getkristenfit Facebook and Instagram.

Complete 1-3 rounds of the following exercises:

20 Mini Band Speed Bag Circles (20 each direction, band on wrist)

20 Mini Band Chest Pull Aparts (holding both ends of band)

20  Mini Band Single Arm Lat Pulldowns (20 each arm, hold still one end overhead, pull down the other)

20 Mini Band standing  overhead triceps extensions (20 each arm, hold still one end behind neck, pull up other end)

10 Mini Band Walls Climbs (4-6 steps ups and down = 1 rep, band on wrists)

10 Mini Band Planks Walks ( 10 steps left and right = 1 rep, band on wrists)

20 Mini Band Seated Row (20 each arm, band over shoe, pull opposite end)

20 Mini Band Push-up ( step right push, step left push up, each pushup = 1 rep, band on wrists)

Get Your Mini Bands Here!

28 Day Summer Shape Up: Day 15 – ” Booty Bands part 1″

The GetKristenFit Summer Shape Up  28 day high intensity workout challenge

Ready to earn your best beach body? Commit to 28 killer workouts over the next 4 weeks and reveal your best body ever by the 4th of July! 

Some of the workouts will be posted here, but most will go out to program particpants via e-mail.  To join the program e-mail Kristen@getkristenfit.com !

28 Day Challenge Workout #15

“Booty Bands – part 1”

This workout is just a little warm up to get your used to using your mini band. Don’t  be fooled, it is tougher than it looks!

You should have 3 bands to progress through.  The order goes from green (easiest), to blue (medium), then to black (hardest, most resistance).

Videos of these exercises here:

https://www.facebook.com/getkristenfit?ref_type=bookmark

To complete this workout you must do 3 rounds.

Start with the band on your ankles.

1. Lateral Band Walks  x 20 right/left

2. Monster Band Walks x 20 forward/backward

3. Band Side Taps x 20 right/left

Move band to thighs, just a couple inches above knees

4. Band air squats x 20 reps

5. Side Lying Clams (knees apart, feet stay together) x 20 right

6. Side Lying Clams ( hovering whole top leg and lift) x 20 right

7. Side Lying Clams (hover and straighten out top left and lift) x 20 right

(repeat 5-7 on the left)

8. Glute Bridges (feet and knees hip width apart) x 20 reps

Move band to feet, over shoelaces

9. Side Lying Hip Flexor x 20 right/left

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