March 25th, 2015

Our recent fast, healthy eats

I feel like I’m repeating myself a lot these days talking about the challenge of balancing everything.  This is supposed to be my peak week of training and it isn’t exactly going as planned, although I’ll get more into that later!

When life is busy and full, our meals get more and more simple.  Here’s some of what we’ve been throwing together lately:

Breakfast

wiaw overnight oats in a jar

Overnight Oats

wiaw Overnight oats

 

Lunch

 

Wiaw chicken corn soup

Chicken Corn Noodle soup- broth from the leftover chicken bones, adding veggies, chicken and black bean noodles

 

wiaw tofu and veggies

Tofu and veggies – I used frozen stir fry veggies, sauteed tofu and topped with soy sauce and nutritional yeast

 

Dinner

wiaw meatballsFrozen turkey meatballs, black bean noodles, frozen asparagus

wiaw roast chickenRoasting root veggies and a whole chicken in the oven

Snacks

wiaw raspberry smoothieVanilla Raspberry Smoothie

wiaw yogurt with bananasYogurt with chocolate protein powder, almond butter and banana

 I’m also looking forward to doing the 7 day sugar detox with many of you soon! A few people asked questions in the comments about how difficult it is.  Yes- if you are addicted to sugar, it is not easy! Some people experience withdrawal symptoms (headaches, fatigue, moodiness) in the first 2-3 days but it gets easier.

I’ve heard so many stories of women who repeat the detox with me (or do the 21 day reset) and find it gets much easier each time.  They also find that their energy is higher, their taste buds adapt to find some sweet foods to be too sweet, they lose a little weight or adapt healthier afternoon/ late night habits.  I’d love to have you join us!

Have you ever had chicken corn soup? It’s a comfort food from my childhood that I rarely make myself.

What do you keep in your freezer for fast, healthy meals?

March 23rd, 2015

7 Day Sugar Detox Challenge

Hey friends!

I just realized it was almost exactly two years ago that I held my first sugar detox challenge, can you believe it? Since then, I’ve had hundreds of women complete the challenge with me.  And I don’t think it will ever get old.

Who doesn’t need to ditch the sugar for a week once in a while?

Spring is the best time to shake off the winter blahs and clean up our diet.  And sugar may be the one food that every dietary theory agrees we should cut back on for our health.

Free 7 day sugar detox

Beginning Monday, April 6th let’s cut out all refined sugar for 7 days.

Rules?

  • Cut out refined white sugar
  • Fresh fruit is fine (2-4 servings/day)
  • Dried fruit is okay (1 small serving/day)
  • Naturally occurring sugars like lactose in unsweetened dairy is fine

Wanna join me?  Register here!

I’ll share daily tips on Facebook and we’ll check in for accountability and support.  It might even be fun! :-)

If you’re looking for additional information and support, I put all the details in my recent e-book:

Understanding Sugar Cravings and What to do about it

It’s available now for just $5!

PS- Cutting sugar is especially crucial for anyone dealing with sugar overgrowth or yeast/Candida in their gut. This is especially true for runners, who rely on simple carbohydrates and sugars for fueling and refueling. Check these 7 signs of sugar overgrowth to see if it might describe you.

Let’s kick off spring with a bang!

Do you struggle with sugar addiction or cravings?

Have you done a sugar detox before?

 

 

March 22nd, 2015

4 Weeks until Boston + Meal Planning

The countdown is definitely on now. This is the last big peak week for my marathon training plan and then I’ll start cutting back for the taper. As I was heading out the door yesterday, my husband said, how about no more marathons until the girls are in school? I had to chuckle and I [...]

March 20th, 2015

How do you find balance?

This training cycle has been tougher than I expected. I realize I have a lot on my plate- full time mom, running my health coach business, blogging and training for a marathon. Plus there are those “extras” that I’ve said yes to- the hour of volunteering at my daughter’s preschool each week, a regular guest [...]

March 18th, 2015

How to Handle the Negative Voice - Part 2

A few weeks ago, I started this series on the negative voice and explained the importance of catching that negative voice and stopping it or talking back to it, or even journaling out a rebuttal.

When left unchecked, those negative thoughts gain too much power and we begin to accept them as truth.

Negative thoughts [...]

March 16th, 2015

St Patty's 10 Mile Race Recap

Hey friends! How was your weekend?

I felt lucky to have my parents here for two days to help at the tail end of my week of solo parenting. I powered through but by Friday I was so thankful knowing I would wake up and soon have two willing helpers.

I took advantage of it [...]

March 15th, 2015

5 Weeks until Boston + Meal Planning

My husband gets back today from a week in Costa Rica “working” – woohoo! I’m so ready to have him home again- I forget how much he does until he’s gone. No one was emptying the trash, dumping the compost, taking out the recycling, loading and unloading the dishwasher, washing the baby’s diapers… I was [...]

March 13th, 2015

6 Things I'm Loving Lately

This week has been a bit crazy, so I’m ending the week on a positive note with things I’ve loving. There are so many, but here are the first few that come to mind:

1) (Dreaming of) Spring

It almost hit 60 degrees on Wednesday! Even though spring isn’t quite here yet, I can feel [...]

March 11th, 2015

The marathon of motherhood + N.E.A.T. activities

Wouldn’t it be nice if we got a ribbon at the end of each day of parenting? Some days are harder than a marathon.

Yesterday was one of those. My husband got up extra early to leave for work, my 5 yo kept us all up from 3-5 am coughing, and baby J was wide [...]

March 9th, 2015

5 Foods you should be eating in the spring

Okay, so it’s not really spring yet, but we can dream, right? We hit 50 degrees this weekend and it felt amazing!

Spring comes sooner in the warmer, southern states but wherever you are spring vegetables have some of the most powerful detoxifying properties to naturally cleanse the liver and clear out the body’s extra [...]

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