Habitude Fitness

Fun in the Sun! Friends, Food, Fitness, and Hair Flips?!

I love weekends…especially in the summer! Jake and I have a to-do list that we are trying to work through during our time here in the UK, and we are hoping to check another thing or two off of it this weekend! I am still flying high off of some of my good Chicago friends coming this way and hanging out. An incredible trip to Spain, meet-ups at pubs in central London, and a weekend running trails, visiting a winery, and witnessing the Tour de France with some of my favorite people…I miss them all already! I am thinking of writing up a post on our habitudes and adventures…what do you think?

Paul, (a member of my fitness family), Me, Jake, Alexis, (my great friend, fellow fitness freak, and business woman working in Cambridge for the last 3 weeks, & Gracie (Paul's awesome Australian friend!)

Paul, (a member of my fitness family and treasured friend), Me, Jake (my love), Alexis, (my great friend, fellow fitness freak, and business woman working in Cambridge for the last 3 weeks), & Gracie (Paul’s awesome Australian friend!)

If you are following Habitude Fitness on social media, you saw that I cleaned out the fridge the other day and made a smorgasbord of food with some of the ingredients I had on hand. Veggies don’t last as long here in the UK as they did back home, so we need to eat them up fast. I have noticed that if we don’t, they start to turn fairly quickly. (That’s how it’s supposed to be, right?! I don’t believe spinach is supposed to last for 10 days!) I had some cauliflower, zucchini, bell peppers, and cucumbers that need to be eaten ASAP! I looked up a few recipes from some of my favorite blogs and adapted them to what I had on hand. I must say, it all worked out and everything actually tasted pretty darn good!

Mac-and-Cheese-Style Cauliflower
Habitude notes:
I used a brown gluten-free flour in place of the all purpose flour.
I used almond milk in place of the low-fat milk.
I used grass-fed ghee in place of the butter. Check out some interesting information about ghee here!
I did not top with bread crumbs simply because I did not have any on hand.

Coconut Encrusted Zucchini Rounds
If something has coconut in the recipe, I am game! Coconut is on my top 5 favorite foods list for sure!
Nicole from Pumps and Iron is a great fitness and lifestyle blogger that I have followed for some time. Check out her recipe, and then head over to browse some of her workouts.

Clean Out the Fridge Quinoa Bowl
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Serves: 4
Use quinoa as the base and then fill your bowl up with any veggies, beans, or fixings that need to be eaten up! This is easy, tasty, and healthy!
  • Quinoa
  • Vegetables of choice-I used yellow and red bell peppers, cucumbers, and broccoli sprouts.
  • Beans of choice-I used organic black beans, rinsed.
  • Seasonings of choice. I used some fresh basil and a dash of Frank's Red Hot!
  1. Cook quinoa as directed on the package. It is usually 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water.
  2. Add in your veggies and fixings.
  3. Enjoy!
If you are looking for a yummy and light summer cocktail, look no further. While my friend Alexis was visiting, she introduced me to the Moscow Mule! The key ingredient is the Ginger Beer-this is non-alcoholic. (This has a strong ginger taste, so be sure you enjoy ginger if you are going to try this cocktail.) You can easily make this drink non-alcoholic as well! Enjoy!

Get it on Amazon!

Get it on Amazon!

If you are looking for a great, down to business, sweaty workout for this weekend, be sure to check out these Habitude Fitness take anywhere workouts! There really are no excuses this summer!

What are you loving about your #habitudesummer? How are you going to execute your good habits and attitudes this weekend? If you spend time loving those around you, working hard, taking care of yourself, and strive to grow in knowledge, faith, and character, you have great habitudes! We are all just doing the best we can each day!

We laughed so hard while trying to capture this mermaid hair flip. My travel buddy Jamie’s core must be stronger than mine because I tumbled around much more than her! So I would say this was a decent workout!
Enjoy your day!
Your trainer,


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