What to do with 1/4 cup of “any nut” on the 6-week Pro-TF Fitness challenge

This first week on the Pro-TF Fitness 6-week challenge, we’ve been working out 3 mornings and sticking to a specific eating plan.

One of the things that are on that nutrition plan every day is a portion of something from the “fat” list. And one of the items in the list is 1/4 cup of “any nut.”

For this item, we’ve come up with a recipe we would like to share:

In a sandwich size ziplock bag mix:

  • 1/4 “any” nut -> we used peanuts
  • 1 tsp pico de gallo powder
  • 1 tsp lime or lemon juice
  • optional: cayenne pepper, to taste, if you want to add some heat

Make sure it’s all mixed well inside the bag. For best results, let it “marinate” for 1-3 hours.

Pro-TF Fitness 6-Week Challenge

So, on Saturday, we started on the Pro-TF Fitness 6-Week Challenge. It’s basically a boot camp to help us plan out our meals and eat a specific diet for our weight loss goals, and of course, lose some weight and volume. Did I mention there’s exercise involved?

On Saturday, we had our orientation, took our “before” photos, and got out weight, height and BMI measured. This is to have a starting point so we can measure progress. The main advantage of going through this challenge with Pro-TF Fitness is that we were also assigned an accountability coach. Accountability seems to be what Pro-TF Fitness is best at, apart from employing very knowledgeable and fun coaches, and the lack thereof appears to be why so many other programs have failed for us in the past.

As I am writing this post, I am having trouble standing up… So, there are daily workout programs that are taught by several different coaches throughout the day and week. We have so far completed two. Here’s the workout plan for the week:

  • Monday: “No Mercy Monday”
  • Tuesday: “TNTuesday”
  • Wednesday: “Legendary Legs Day”
  • Thursday: “Butts and Guts”
  • Friday: “Furious Friday”
  • Saturday: “Sexy Saturday”

Also, as I am writing this, my stomach muscles are still sore from No Mercy Monday – I’m told that it’s the “upper body” day.

Feeling the soreness is not great but it’s good to know and to show me how much I really needed this. I hope that after 6 weeks (better less), I’ll be feeling much better and less sore.

Pro-TF Fitness is also a community where everyone is there to help everyone else succeed, which is really cool, and also acts a lot like a family. We love giving each other high fives!

If this sounds like something you would be interested in too, let us know, using the comment section below or the contact form, or whichever way you generally get in touch with us. You can also reach out to Pro-TF Fitness directly through their Facebook page and learn more about the 6-week challenge. Make sure you tell them you heard about it from us so we can score some extra brownie points 🙂

Glutamine and BCAAs

Trying out some new supplements for our 6-week nutrition & exercise challenge…

Our Glutamine choices seem pretty straightforward and these here don’t have any fillers or unnecessary coloring etc.


Body Fortress 100% Pure Glutamine Powder, 300g Jar (1ct), Nutrient Replenishment Powder for Post-Workout Recovery Glutamine Supplement


Evlution Nutrition Glutamine 5000 5 Grams of Pure Glutamine in Each Serving Unflavored Powder (60 Servings)

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For the BCAAs, it’s a little trickier. The one that comes highly recommended to us is the following one. Apparently, it’s mint flavor and goes well with the chocolate flavor protein powder 🙂


BPI Sports Best BCAA Powder, Branched Chain Amino Acids, Arctic Ice – Build Muscle, Improve Recovery and Enhanced Energy Levels 30 Servings, 10.58 Ounce

Biblical Hebrew

HEB510 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

Required Texts & Course Materials

  • Pratico, Gary D. & Miles V. Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Grammar. 2nd Edition. Grand
    Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007. (ISBN: 0310270200)
    https://amzn.to/2w28de5
  • ________. Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Workbook. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007. (ISBN: 0310270227)
    https://amzn.to/2OOiOzW
  • Van Pelt, Miles V. & Gary D. Pratico. The Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003. (ISBN: 0310250722)
    https://amzn.to/2Ptd7ZJ

Recommended Texts & Course Materials

  • The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (ISBN: 978-1565632066)
    ** If you own Logos (and especially if you own the biblical languages package) you might already own this resource.
    https://amzn.to/2PrYZzJ
  • Elliger & Rudolph (eds.). Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, for the United Bible Societies, 1997. (978-1598561630)
    https://amzn.to/2whyBjh
  • Van Pelt, Miles V. English Grammar to Ace Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. (ISBN: 9780310318316)
    https://amzn.to/2PnGufX

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie

You don’t have to get drunk to have fun today! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve created a Green Smoothie that will do quite the opposite; it’s not only good for you, it’s green and super tasty too! We’ve named it our Happy St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie – don’t worry, you can drink it any other day of the year too 🙂

St Patrick's Blender
St Patrick’s Blender

In a blender, combine:

  • 2 tablespoons Spirulina
  • 2 cups Power Greens
  • 1 cup Organic Daybreak Blend (frozen fruit)
  • 6 cups unsweetened Almond Milk
  • optional; 1-2 tablespoons Raw Honey, to taste
  • optional; 1-2 teaspoons Green Tea Matcha (for an energy boost)

Blend on high for 1 minute and serve right away in wine glasses.
Enjoy! Yields 6-8 servings

Bonus points if you’re wearing a green shirt!

I’m God’s Favorite T-Shirt

By now, many of our friends and families have seen one of us rocking our new favorite “I’m God’s Favorite.” T-Shirts and made comments and/or asked about where it came from. So, we would like to share where we got them from. It’s actually a print-on-demand Shopify store that Daniel has been working on. We have decided to open the store in progress to the public so others can buy the shirts as well. Have a large order? You’re welcome to contact us for discounted pricing.