Have you heard of Orange Theory before?
It’s a work out program that my husband LOVES.
You go to their locations, toss on your heartbeat sensor, and get to work! There are 3 stations- treadmill, weights, rowing- that you rotate around during the work out. The objective is to have your heart rate in and above the Orange range. Hence the name.
He started going a few months ago and is hooked now. Sorta like how we took to spinning and got hooked on going. It’s something that just grabs hold and you’re addicted then! ha!
He goes to a local Orange Theory location 1 or 2x a week, mainly trying to get the 90 minute class in on Saturday mornings. He has his favorite teachers and things to do, like he likes the Tornado class which has you hopping around the circuit the most. He doesn’t like running that much so at least you only hit the treadmill up in short bursts.
He burns a crazy amount of calories in his 90 minute sessions. Like 1400+!! He comes back home looking beat yet energized at the same time too.
I can’t wait to try Orange Theroy in the future.
Since he gets home at the same time from class every week, I try to have breakfast ready for him. He is so hungry when he gets home from class since he hasn’t eaten yet, and having something ready means he can quickly get to mowing the way, another part of the Saturday morning routine.
I found Jennie-O’s Lean Turkey Sausage while shopping recently and I grabbed it to give it a try. (not sponsored!) I was curious about the taste and texture of it, and how I could use it at home. It was really good! There are other great lean, high protein packed products out there so be sure to get what is available around you.
I started to whip up this breakfast up and it has been a hit at home. It tastes great and it has so much great protein in there from the eggs whites (3.6 g per egg), turkey sausage (13g per serving), bell pepper, spinach, and feta (4 grams per ounce). In total this breakfast scramble has just about 30 grams of protein per serving! Gotta get that healthy protein in when you need .8 grams per kilogram of body weight every day.
This breakfast helps my husband refuel from the 90 minute work out he just completed, so he can mow the lawn before we get going on the activities for the weekend. Saturday mornings are always busy around here! ha!
What is your favorite work out? What is you favorite way to refuel?
Healthy Turkey Sausage and Veggie Scramble
Makes 2 serving
- 4 ounces of turkey sausage (sub ground turkey for gluten-free)
- 1/2 Cup chopped bell pepper
- 4 ounces of spinach
- 6 egg whites
- 2 ounces of crumbled feta
- Crumble the sausage while browning it in skillet over medium heat.
- Add the pepper and saute until soft.
- Add the spinach and cook until it starts to wilt.
- Then add the egg whites, and mix to incorporate all the ingredients together.
- Add the feta to the skillet during the last minute of cooking.