Weekend Homework, in a long way.


Happy Friday Sweatsters!!! It’s the long weekend!!!  Be sure to get out and enjoy the last few days of summer.  Get together with some friends!  Here is an article I found this week on how Isolation is killing us.  Ok, kinda dreary from the sunshine happy weather long weekend, however, social integration is just as important as getting a good night seep or eating well.   This article talks about how lack of interaction is as big of problem as obesity, only doctors don’t take things like that into account. People need interaction.  Call up a friend or loved one this weekend, skype if someone is across the sea, or maybe smile to a stranger in the super store.

Ok Sweatster - only one day now before the September Challenge.  Have you got your meats and veggies all bought, chopped and ready in the fridge? If not – check out this post to help with a grocery list and to grab the essentials.  Please share your favorite recipes and your experience on our facebook page!

Here is this weekends homework.

What you will need:

“The long weekender”

5 rounds

run 500m

25 lunges

25 sit-ups

25 push-ups

25 squats

2 Days until the September Paleo Challenge starts!!  More information here. 

Spinach and Salmon Salad with Arugula Pesto – from Everyday Paleo

Arugula Pesto

2 cups packed fresh arugula

1 clove garlic

¼ cup walnuts

½ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor, blend the arugula, garlic and walnuts until finely chopped. With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil, processing until well blended. Transfer pesto to bowl and stir in salt and pepper to taste. Pesto can be made a couple days in advance, just cover and refrigerate!


3 cups spinach

2 cups micro greens

1 cup shredded cabbage

1 carrot shredded

1 cup chopped green beans

½ cup pepitas

For green beans: steam until al dente and then run them under cold water until cool. Chop into bite size pieces

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, Add 4 Tbsp of pesto and toss greens until well combined. Place in refrigerator or set aside while

you prepare fish.


2 Salmon Filets

Salt and Pepper

2 Tbsp Arugula Pesto

Salt and pepper both sides of salmon filets and lay on baking sheet. Top each filet with 1 Tbsp of arugula pesto and spread over the top. Cook the fish under a broiler for approximately 5 minutes (depending on how thick filet is) or until fish is flaking and opaque.