Fit Tuesday!

Fit Tuesday!

Today is “Fat Tuesday”, which in French means Mardi Gras! This day refers to the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany and culminating the day before Ash Wednesday. Whether you celebrate Mardi Gras or not, we wanted to put a Profile twist on the day- enter, Fit Tuesday!

Start your Fit Tuesday by incorporating this Profile recipe and workout plan into your wellness program.

Profile Chicken Gumbo Lettuce Wraps Recipe

If you’re searching for a fresh new recipe, try this! It is a super easy recipe and enough to feed the family!

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages Profile Chicken Gumbo
  • Mixed vegetables of choice
  • Butter lettuce

Directions:

1. Empty chicken gumbo contents into a pan over medium heat.

2. Add vegetables of choice and sauté until thoroughly cooked. I added chopped asparagus, zucchini, onion and mushroom.

3. Spoon contents into washed butter lettuce cups.

4. Wrap up and enjoy!

Fit Tuesday Circuits

To top off Fit Tuesday, here’s a quick workout that you can do at home!

Perform Exercise: 1-6 times
Reduce/Reboot Phase: 1-2 times
Adapt/Sustain: 3-4 times

Squat Side Crunch

Begin in a squat position, hands on your head. As you stand, drive your left knee towards our left elbow. Return to squat. Repeat on the right side. Perform 10-12 reps per side.

Shoulder Push-ups

Begin in plank position. Push your weight back as you drive the bottom of your rib cage towards the top of your hips (downward facing down). Bend your elbows outward as you lower your head towards the ground. Perform 10-15 reps.

Lunge, Squat, Lunge

Begin in a squat. Drive your right leg forward into a lunge position, keeping your shoulders back and knee tracing over your ankle. Either hop or step back into a squat. Repeat on the left side. Perform 10-12 reps per side.

Astronaut

Lie flat with knees bent, arms extended overhead. Extend one leg to 45°. Using your abdominals, roll up to a seated “v” position, fingers pointing towards your toes. Repeat 8-10 reps per side.

Squat Jumps

Lower into a squat, reaching fingertips towards the ground. Explode up, either jumping or taking a small hop towards the ceiling. Repeat 10-12 reps.

Single Leg Tricep Dips

Begin in reverse plank position, heels glued to the floor. Lift one knee, driving opposite heel through the ground. Slowly bend elbows straight back, using your triceps to lower and lift your body from the ground. Tip: to make this move easier, dip off the edge of a chair or bench. Perform 8-10 reps per side.

Use #FitTuesday on Facebook and Instagram to show us how you’re celebrating!

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