Cardio Xiser Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even if you do not have access to a gym, there are plenty of other options for in-home and outdoor cardio or interval workouts.

One of my favorite options for home, dorm, boat or RV workouts is the Xiser mini stepper machine. It folds to a flat 4-inch piece of metal for easy storage or portability.

The way the hydraulic system is made in Xiser products is totally different from other  steppers. It is heavy duty. This is the perfect machine for doing high intensity interval workouts!

Discount Promo Coupon Code for Xiser Stepper.

Save $15 for each Portable Stepper purchased from Xiser

Follow this link to the retail site and use the discount coupon code maria35 in the shopping cart for a $15 dollar discount on each new Xiser Stepper you purchase from Xiser Industries.

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Oakley Sunglasses Worn by Captain Glenn Shephard

One evening when we were watching the TV show Below Deck Sailing, we were excited to see the great-looking Oakley sunglasses that Glenn Shephard, Captain of the yacht Parsifal on the show was wearing. Have you wondered what sunglasses Captain Glenn wears?

It took some investigating but we were able to identify that Captain Glenn Shepard wears the polarized UV-protective Oakley Latch Key sunglasses with the violet or sapphire lenses.  In later episodes of Season 2 #BelowDeckSailing Captain Glenn wears a Ruby lens. These can be purchased on Amazon.

These glasses can be made into prescription sunglasses. Oakley recommends LensCrafters. Provide them with the Item model number: 0009394, OO9394-0755 Or OAK01ML.  They will order authentic Oakley lenses for you to make the prescription lenses for you (several hundred dollars) and will return the non-prescription lenses that were with the original frames.

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Grilled Zucchini

Simple and delicious. The grilled zucchini goes with practically anything.

We like to make this when we are on the boat. The zucchini travels and keeps well, it is easy to prepare and we only need a few ingredients that are kept on the boat.

A Note on Balsamic Vinegar

You will get what you pay for and for a good quality vinegar, you will pay a premium. Top-quality balsamic vinegar is labeled as aceto balsamico tradizionale, signifying that the traditional methods from Modena Italy have been used in processing and aging it.

As balsamic vinegar ages, moisture evaporates out, thickening the vinegar and concentrating the flavor. It is this aging process that makes true balsamic vinegar from Modena so expensive. Surprisingly, balsamic vinegar brings out the sweetness of fresh fruits such as strawberries.

Here are a few recommendations that I consider affordable and one that would be a fun splurge!
 

2 zucchini, sliced about 1/4 inch thickly

Olive oil

Sea Salt or Kosher Salt

Ground black pepper

Balsamic Vinegar

Cut the zucchini into slices. Clean and preheat a grill. Brush the zucchini with oil on both sides and season with sea or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Using tongs, place the zucchini on the hot grill , and cook, 2 to 3 minutes on high covered. Flip and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from grill when tender. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Make sure to snap a pic and share it with me on Instagram by tagging @MariaFairesRD_Personal Trainer and using #MariaFaires

 

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