Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fit for Life

Good Morning!

I love Sundays because I can get going a little more slowly in the morning.  The rest of the week I get up around 4:30am, which is great because I can get so much accomplished in those few extra hours, but I am certainly in love with the occasional late morning.  It allows me to spend a little more time on breakfast.  Clients often ask me what I eat, so here is my preferred morning routine:  I always have a 12-16oz glass of water with lemon as soon as I wake up.  While I am drinking that, I'm working on turning this:

Into this:
The pear and cucumber give it a really fresh flavor & the lemon and ginger give it an energizing bite.  The kale and broccoli make my cells dance for joy.  I swear I have a healthy glow as soon as I get this in my system ;)  I can actually feel my cells renewing!
Once that's had time to do it's trick, I put together something with a little more staying power.  I love these protein pancakes.  I got the recipe from another blog, Peanut Butter Fingers and I just changed it slightly to reduce the amount of sugar.  It's likely that you'll find her original recipe a little bit tastier than mine, but here is how I eat it:
This makes 2 servings.  I will sometimes add vanilla bean, cocoa powder, banana or whatever flavor I'm in the mood for to change it up a little. I usually top it with 1 tsp of pure maple syrup (if I'm going to add sweetness to something, that's almost always my method of choice).
So that's what a typical breakfast looks like for me.  On those days that I get up at 4:30, my breakfast routine changes slightly, which I'll share with you later.  
Let's talk workouts! 
I recently had the opportunity to contribute an article to a functional training magazine 11Athletics.  It was a great experience.  I loved writing a workout then seeing it come to life through pictures.  Here is the feature:

This is the Women's Fitness feature, but men can probably handle it too...


  1. Ok, I tried the drink. I had a little trouble with it. It didn't help that it was thick and warm, because I have no juicer and had to use my blender. So needless to say, I could only do a couple gulps.

    I didn't want to be defeated, or post all negative so I HAD to then try the protien pancakes. They were yummy! Price and I enjoyed them together.

    Keep blogging Yolanda. I'm enjoying trying new things and eventually I might get to the working out part of it ;)

  2. I'm glad you & Price like the pancakes! I believe that the recipe for the juice would be a little thick as a smoothie, but never fear! I will post a smoothie recipe for you that incorporates healthy greens but can be made in a blender & I bet you will love it!! I should have that up for you sometime tomorrow.