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The Under Armour What’s Beautiful Campaign

I am really excited to be apart of this movement. I am all about empowering women and fitness and this ties in both in a really cool and major way.

Join here! : http://bit.ly/ffwhatsbeautifultracking

The description:

Declare a goal. Then show us how it’s done.

Together we’re redefining the female athlete by setting epic goals and pushing past where we’ve ever been and where we thought we could go. Join us. Set your own personal goal. Then document your journey by posting videos and photos that tell your story from start to victory.

We’ll continuously post challenges for you. But that’s just the beginning. Show us your journey. Show us what makes your story the one that stands out from the rest. If you meet your goal, set a new one. Make it even bigger. Prove to everyone, and  yourself, that you have more than what it takes.

The Competition.

Every week we’ll give away Under Armour Swag Bags full of gear to women who are seriously getting it. We’ll also feature profiles on our home page and in the “Top Performers” section of women who are really setting an example for all of us.

After 8 weeks, we’ll announce the 10 finalists who’ve documented the most impressive, motivated, monumental stories.

Winners will be announced mid-July.

The Prize.

Three winners will be flown to Costa Rica to attend a four-day yoga and surf retreat. In addition to the lessons led by world-class instructors, winners will be treated to transformative massages, spa treatments and healthy, locally-sourced meals prepared by personal chefs. All while staying in plush accommodations looking out at the ocean. A retreat worthy of the women  who earn it.

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May Progress

Here are my measurements today, compared to last month:
April 3

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Today

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Shopping List for the Week

Eggs
Almond Milk
Spinach
Mango
Pineapple
Coconut milk
Red Delicious Apples
Celery
Strawberries
Basil
Chicken Breasts
Carrots
Black Beans
Whole Wheat English Muffins
Avocado
Bananas
Flax or Chia Seeds
Peaches
Oranges
Kale
Greek Yogurt
Cheese

This week I will be juicing and making smoothies for a majority of my nutrition. I am excited!

Foodie Fridays: Avocado Facts

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Because it contains a pit, the avocado is technically a fruit. Nutritionally, however, it differs from most other fruits. Nutritional values below are approximate, as there are slight differences between avocados depending on where they are grown.

FAT CONTENT
While most fruits are low in fat, the avocado is not. One half cup of cubed avocado, depending on the type, contains approximately 10 to 12 grams of fat. In contrast, a half cup of banana contains less than 1 gram of fat.

HEALTHY FAT
The fat in an avocado is, however, nearly all monounsaturated fat, so it does not contribute to high cholesterol.

CALORIES AND CARBOHYDRATES
One half cup of raw, cubed avocado also contains approximately 120 to 150 calories. Because most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, it supplies significantly fewer carbohydrates than most fruits, with about five to seven grams per half cup.

VITAMINS
One half cup of avocado also contains about a third of the recommended daily intake of B5 and one quarter of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E.

MINERALS
Avocados also contain boron and copper.

From Livestrong.com

Foodie/Follow Friday: Coffee Cubes via Frugal Foodie Mama

Hi everyone!

I came across this post from Frugal Foodie Mama’s blog and was intrigued. I normally take my hot, with a little cream and sugar to go in my thermos as I’m rushing out the door in the morning. However, there are days where I brew a pot and either forget, or don’t have time to grab it in the morning on the way out. Normally I dump it when I get home, but Wednesday morning I forgot as usual, so I decided to try her recipe this morning. I froze the coffee in one of my ice trays when I got home that evening. This morning I got up a little early so I could enjoy it while I watched the news and ate breakfast so I added skim milk sugar and water. It was great!

 While I don’t consider my skills Starbucks-worthy. I do think I could play around with this a bit and give their Caramel Macchiato a home-made run for its money :-). Thanks for the recipe!

Happy Friday and Enjoy!

Foodie Fridays: Stuffed Peppers

Hey guys,

I thought I would share with you my favorite go-to meal for today. My stuffed peppers are easy to make and really really good! Here’s the recipe for one pepper

Ingredients

  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup of brown rice
  • 1/2 chopped onions, pepper, and tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • you favorite seasoning (I like garlic salt and fajita seasoning).
  • 1/4 cup ground meat of your choice

Directions

  1. Put oven on highest setting or broil. Place peppers, with top cut off and seeds removed in the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until slightly soft and charred. You can also grill peppers on the BBQ.  Once cooked, set aside.
  2. Cook rice as usual (I use my trusty rice cooker) and add 2 teaspoons of  your seasoning of choice. Add shredded cheese. Set aside.
  3. Place meat in skillet and add tomatoes, onions, and green pepper. Cook until meat is browned through.
  4. Add ingredients from skillet to rice and put inside pepper.
  5. Enjoy!

Pretty simple and really good!

Lighten it Up for Labor Day: How to enjoy the holiday and still be “good”

Hi everyone,

I wanted to do this post to address some of the problems that happen because of holidays, especially ones involving food and booze. Here are some tips to help you make it through and not feel too guilty.

  1. Workout that day! It’s the best way to give yourself a bit of a cushion, by burning calories and jumpstarting your metabolism for the day. Also, take advantage of events in parks or pool parties. Great ways to get an extra workout in by swimming or walking. If their are games happening, such as volleyball or tag, participate! Work for your food!
  2. BYOB! this is a big one for me. If you want to be sure that you don’t drink too many excess calories, bring your own bottle. My drinks of choice for this year’s Labor Day are Minute Maid 5-calorie lemonade, light beer, and wine spritzers (wine mixed in equal parts with diet sprite or carbonated water in my case) If you are going the heavy liquor route, stick to clear liquors such as vodka, and mix it or chase it with diet or light choices. Water is your best option regardless!
  3. Stick to the one plate rule. I try a bit of everything, or I chose the things I really want (mac and cheese 🙂 ) and I only eat whatever fits on that one plate (not piled up). Also, it really helps to start out with a salad or veggies if they are available. Not sure about the dressing or condiments? Mix it with water. Still gives you some of the flavor, but less of the calories. I do this a lot with creamy dressings, if I’m not sure what’s in them.
  4. Deserts Don’t deprive yourself, just make sure you eat a little bit. Try to stick to fresh fruits or things with fruit mixed in (such as shortbread). If you want to go heavier (such as that cake you might be eyeing) make sure to try to serve it up on a small plate or napkin. Or even better ( add it to the main serving plate as one of your options in tip 3.