Thursday, June 13, 2013

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Off Season Breakfast

As you know, I've just completed a few figure competitions,  During competition season, I stay on a specific meal plan that does not include wheat, soy or dairy, nor does it include refined sugars or many types of fruit.  Now that I have several months before my next competition, I can include some clean foods that aren't part of my competition meal plan.  Today, the off season breakfast looked like this:

This isn't WAY different from my usual.  Main differences, 2 whole eggs instead of 5-6 whites.  1/2 of a banana in my oatmeal!!! This is majorly exciting :):) And, lastly, I'm having coffee which I will be adding a little soy milk to.  When I use soy milk, I get the least processed soy milk I can find.  The one I've been using is this one:

It only has 2 ingredients: Filtered water and organic whole soybeans.

Change of Pace

My daughter likes to run and we've been looking for a fun activity to do together over the summer.  We  narrowed it down to a few things, and one that we decided we could definitely handle together is The Color Run.  This is a 5K that takes place on July 20.  You wear all white to the run and at the mile markers people throw colored corn starch at you.  By the end, your white gear show be covered in Buddy the Elf's favorite color; rainbow :).  

If you are interested in running it too, click here to register.

If you aren't used to running, but still want to participate, you can A.) Certainly walk the 5K or B.) Start conditioning for the run.  If you are looking for a good program to help you work up to a 5K, I've had many clients use the Couch to 5K program.  There is a free app version as well as a $2.99 version you can get on your Kindle.  You can also get the book for under $10.  I'm also happy to help you train/cross train for a race.  If you've already tackled a 5K and are looking to run in a longer race, check out Premier Races for upcoming events in your area.

Lunch & Dinner

I prepped a few staples the other day that I've been able to use to make several meals this week.  Extremely easy & simple, I just took about a pound of turkey cutlets and put them in the crock pot with a jar of salsa.  I let that cook overnight for about 8 hours.  In the morning, you can just fork the turkey and it shreds instantly.  I stuck it in the fridge and whipped up a batch up hummus.  The recipe I used was so easy and 'amazing' as my daughter described it.  Here is a link to the hummus recipe.  Only 5 ingredients needed:

The 5th ingredient is EVOO, which is hidden back there.  I used these 2 ingredients to make a few good meals.  The first one was a Mexican-ish salad:

I topped some romaine hearts with the turkey, hummus, some avocado, olives and a squeeze of lemon.  It was filling and delicious!  Next meal was similar, but I wanted something warm, so I made a fajita instead:

The inside had the turkey, hummus, olives and avocado, then I pan seared it (on an organic corn tortilla-only 2 ingredients: stone ground corn and water) and topped it with plain greek yogurt (lots of protein, no fat) and some salsa.  I liked this even more than the salad.  Sometimes you just need something warm and gooey.

No more Oxygen?

This past week sad news was delivered to the fitness world.  The publishing company that prints all of my favorite magazines has shut it doors.  RKPublishing is known for magazines like REPS!, Muscle Mag, Oxygen and Clean Eating.  I've heard that the organization is working to find a new investor to revitalize the brand, but in the meantime, it's doors are closed.  

This may be my last issue...and my yogurt and blueberries leaked all over the back cover, eeew.  Anyhow, I always found the content useful and there aren't many magazines that place such an emphasis on fitness and clean eating.  Most other healthy lifestyle magazines are geared toward fashion and products.  I'll be on the lookout for something similar and be sure to share my top picks with you.  

Your turn!  Do you have a favorite magazine (fitness or non-fitness related)?  What is it that you find so fabulous about it?  Let me know and I will pick one lucky commenter (at random)  To receive a free Bookzine from RKPublishing!  

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