By now, most of us know that,  “15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance”, but 15 minutes can also improve your motivation and fitness during the cold winter months.   LoAdebar Athlete, Kona finisher, and coach, Brian Lowman uses the “15 minute rule” to help him and his athletes stay motivated during those times when motivation is hard to find. 

Often times, the hardest part of training is getting out the door.  When you’re tired, going out for a workout can seem like a monstrous task.  And after time, you can really lose your training "groove".  However, Lowman’s "15-minute rule" fixes that.  

So what is this magical 15 minutes all about?  It’s simple.  It basically says, don’t make any decision till you’re 15 minutes through a workout.  Don’t feel like running?  Don’t call it off.  Instead, go out for 15 minutes then decide.  Not feeling that gym session? Give it 15 minutes.  Chances are, after those precious 15 minutes are up, you will keep going and finish the workout.  This can work for all kinds of workouts:  swimming, cycling, running, weight training-- the list is endless.  So, whether you feel like it or not, just give it a quick 15 minute try.  This rule makes a previously inconceivable task seem like Childs play.  And trust us, if it works for a two time Kona finisher, it will work for you!


Posted by Loadebar Admin

Healthy, Homemade Pizza Dough

January 25th, 2016
*  Pizza Crust with Tomato Sauce, Spinach, Mushrooms, Onions, Bell Peppers, and Daiya Vegan Mozzarella cheese.  SO GOOD


‘Cuz, who doesn’t love pizza?

           *This Pizza Crust is a sort of thin, cracker style pizza crust that is hearty and adds a rich wheat/oregano flavor to your pizza creations. 

Ingredients:

·      ¾ cup of warm water

·      1 teaspoon of Maple Syrup, Honey, or Agave

·      2 cups of whole wheat flour (Plus some more for kneading)

·      ½ teaspoon of Sea Salt

·      1 teaspoon of olive oil. 

·      2-3 tablespoons of flax-seeds

·      2 table spoons of oregano seasoning.  (Fresh oregano would be fantastic!)

 

Steps For Creating the Dough:

1.     Measure out ¾ cup of water and 1 teaspoon of Maple Syrup and combine in a large mixing bowl.  Stir until Syrup has fully dissolved.

2.     Next, stir in the flour, salt, and olive oil.  Stir until all the flour has been absorbed into the dough.  (You may need to use your hands for this step)

3.     Dust a clean surface with some flour and knead dough for 5 minutes.  Add in flour as needed.  Knead in enough flower so the dough isn’t sticky but, slightly moist to the touch.  * Also, at this point, knead in the flax seeds and oregano. 

4.     Next, you can either save the ball of dough in the freezer, or use immediately on pizza. 

Baking instructions:      Temp: 450’ F

1.     Thaw out ball of dough if frozen.  *Skip Step if not frozen*

2.     Pre-heat oven to 450’ F

3.     Lightly grease a round pizza pan.

4.     Form dough into a round, pizza shape wither with a dough roller or by spinning it with your hands.

5.     Add Toppings!! 

6.     Place in oven for 8-12 minutes or until nicely brown and cooked

7.     ENJOY!

 

Posted by Seth Ruhling | Topic: Education

Pumpkin Seeds: What's good?

January 18th, 2016


When LoAdebars were made, they were created to be nutrient rich.  This means that each ingredient has to be healthy, and rich in good-for-you things.  Today, I'm going to pick on one of those ingredients: Pumpkin Seeds.

Pumpkin seeds are usually seems as something you throw away when carving pumpkins in the fall.  However, these little dudes pack a nutritional punch.  Here are just a few of the goodies found in pumpkin seeds:

Magnesium:  Magnesium is a crucial part in the energy creating process.  Magnesium helps your body create ATP, which is the chemical that your body uses as energy.  So, whether its your heart beating or running a marathon, magnesium allows your body to have the energy to live. 

Zinc:  Zinc is important for cell growth, Immune health, and sleep.  Pumpkin seeds are a great source for this powerful mineral.

Iron:  Pumpkin seeds are packed with this blood-boosting mineral.  Iron is essential for the Red Blood Cell creating process.  It also plays a role in immune health and cell development.

Omega 3s:  These are often a bit more tricky for vegetarians to find.  However, they're rich in pumpkin seeds!  Omega 3s help your body reduce inflammation and help cognitive functions.

These are just a few of the many nutrients found in pumpkin seeds.  So, next time you're carving a pumpkin or walking through the "nuts and seeds" isle at the store, give pumpkin seeds a try! 

 *PSSSST!!!  Grab a Loadebar.  We have pumpkin seeds!


Sources:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/30/pumpkin-seed-benefits.aspx
http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/Healthbenefitsofiron/2010/09/21/id/371069/
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega3-fatty-acids


Posted by Seth Ruhling | Topic: Education