Friday, May 31, 2013

Week 24 Health and Fitness

Hooray! I finally got in my long run this past weekend!!
I even PR'd
(well I think so, my Nike+ app wasn't working perfectly, but my Map My Run saved me)

Saturday: 13.3 mile run, 10 minutes yoga, 5.10 plank
Sunday: 3o minutes yoga, 5.15 minute plank
Monday: 10 minutes yoga, 5 minute plank, 6 miles
Tuesday: 10 minutes yoga, 5 minute plank, 4 miles
Wednesday: 20 minutes yoga, 2.25 mile run, Santorini Workout (1x), Thailand Tush (2x), 3.1 mile run, 5.20 minute plank

Thursday: 50 minutes of yoga with Tara Stiles, 5 minute plank

Friday: (planned) run, yoga, plank (the usual)

This week's been pretty good about eating. I ate a lot more meat than I usually do and I did make some yummy snickerdoodles that got me.
But for the most part lean, green, and clean!!

How did Memorial day go for you?

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book Review: Hungry for Change

There are good books and great books. And this was definitely a great book. More of a compilation. 
The authors do a great jobbifbincluding testimony from a plethora of well known and intelligent people. 
This book was written because a family member of the author was in serious health crisis. 
Through diet change, he was able to reverse his condition. 

Much like the documentary, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, this book shows you just how important your diet is. 

Eating clean isn't always the easiest thing to do. It can be expensive. 

But not as expensive as a heart transplant. Or being diagnosed with diabetes. 

I think we love in a world that favors instant gratification and false advertising. 

You may think something is good, but really the verdict is still not conclusive, think of the whole debate with artificial sweeteners versus sugar.  

I've really reevaluated at my diet and really tried to eliminate the added sugar. No sugar in my tea. But you know how that goes...then I begin craving cookies.
So here's to a new beginning :)

I give this book 5 out of 5 hearts.
It was a great read. I would love to watch the documentary.

Have you watched the documentary? Do you have a sweet tooth?
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Juicing Dos and Don'ts

I love juicing!!

It's refreshing, delicious, and healthy.

But not always...

Here are some dos and don'ts that I've learned about juicing:

1. Always have an apple around. Apples make everything much more sweeter. It makes those hard to drink green juices much more tolerable.
2. Cuke it up. Adding a cucumber can add more volume to your juice while also providing some beauty to your skin.
3. Kale and Spinach-buy a bunch: both of these greens don't produce much juice. So you really need a lot in order to get a lot. A bunch of kale will typically produce a little less than 2 ounces, but its very concentrated.

4. Beware of the Beet: Beets are amazing for you. Their juices wonderful for your body. Hubby used them as pre-workout drink and could definitely feel a difference. However, I did not have the same experience. Having too many beets too soon can cause vomiting. Be very careful! At most use one beet a week and gradually add more. It's great for your blood. But it also makes your pee red!!
5. Enjoy a 1 to 3 ratio of fruits of veggies. You want to make sure that you aren't using too many fruits in your juices. This ratio is recommended for optimal juice making, but we all know how delicious pinapple, orange, mango juice sounds, but remember it is full of sugar. And because juicing eliminates fiber, the sugar is absorbed immediately into your system.

And above all...ENJOY!!
Have fun and try new things out. You may find your new favorite combo!!

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Lilly's First Birthday

It was a wonderful day!
Our little miss turned the big ONE!

aunt lolo


uncle Tim and Aunt Terry

Grandpa T

Grammie T and Grandpa Mash

Great grandma and grandpa

watching cousin kaylee

happy birthday little one!
Life is so much better with you!

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lilly 12 Months

Well this is WAAAY over due.
Just wanted to share and keep record of our little one and her milestones.

Loves to eat: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, broccoli, chips
Loves water (to drink and play in)
Standing and squatting
Walks around by holding on to things
Rides in her big girl carseat
Says (mom-ma, mo,)
Makes more sounds (ba, da, wa,sss)
Likes being read to
Loves Mother Goose time at the library
14 teeth
Size 4 diapers
18 month clothing
Size 4 shoe

We couldn't be more blessed :)

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