Hey guys! How are ya??? I’m still so stoked about your enthusiasm for the Summer Shape Up! Everything you need is on that post and if you’re not doing the Google Doc spreadsheet, please make your own and track your progress (one point for getting 5 servings fruits and veggies, 1 point for 8 glasses of water, 1 point for cardio each day; 3 total points for completing each of the 3 weight workouts for the week)
Please remember that this plan is not set in stone and that it’s just a general plan. Fitness and nutrition are highly customizable areas –they have to be!- and you know your body way better than I ever will. Please do whatever you need to in order to suit your eating requirements, activity levels and so forth, but the info is there for those whom would like to use it.
Before I get onto the food,
Entry 295, which was an email sent from Donnelle who doesn’t have a blog but wanted to be entered into the contest.
I don’t have a blog but would like to be entered into the Ani Phyo cookbook giveaway. I’ve become very interested in raw foods (thanks to you!) and this book would be a great way to help me get started. Thanks!
Congrats Donnelle!! Please send me your info so I can get the cookbook (and other assorted goodies on the way)
And now, onto the eats!
I had a nanner before walking the puppies:
We had a shorter walk because of the day’s craziness, but I’m glad we went.
When we got back to the casa, I made a seriously awesome bfast:
RAW PARFAIT WITH MEXICAN “RICE” PUDDING
For the Mexican “Rice” pudding (I can’t believe I came up with this one.. it was pretty darn incredible) I combined a small palm full each of raw almonds and raw cashews, a date, a tbs water, lots of cinnamon and a tsp vanilla extra in the mini food processor. I pulsed it until it made a chunky “rice” type mixture.
With strawberries, kiwi, raw buckwheat crumbles and a chocolate peppermint sprig for garnish (thanks, Megan!!).
I rushed off to work, where I spent my time answering the awesome flood of Summer Shape Up emails that came in, and then went home for lonchi.
For lunch, I decided on Ani Phyo’s Mediterranean Dolmas
The mix included soaked sundried tomatoes, raw sunflower seeds (I didn’t have pine nuts), fresh dill (I love our little herb garden), raisins, sea salt and a little EVOO
Wrapped up in collard leaves, it was lunchtime perfection
A little piece of raw organic cheddar:
After lunch, I attempted to do a yoga podast but was just too antsy with everything going on so I turned it off Yesterday ended up being an unintentional rest day since I was such a busy bee. Bummer—I love my workouts!
I went to the gym to train the first group of our shape up challenge. I was kind of worried that I scared everyone away between the eating plan and pinching them with the calipers, but everyone was very cool and I’m way excited to be working with them!
When I got home, the pilot made me a juice as I crammed for the final I had tonight.
The final was meh –I’m going to miss an A in the class by 1%…. don’t you love when that happens?!? Grr….) and then I came home to make dinner.
I had an Ezekiel with the last little smear of AB while I cooked:
Made some roasted ratatouille veggies with fresh basil, rosemary and garlic:
I served myself a hefty bowl:
And cooked up some pasta for the pilot with marinara, Italian sausage, fresh herbs, onion and garlic.
Little family meal:
After finishing of his giant bowl of pasta, I had to help the pilot with some of his veggies
Today is equally as hectic as yesterday: gym –I need a good workout this morning!, work, training at the gym and my organization behavior final. I’m soooo excited for when tonight is over! The rest of the week will (hopefully) be smooth sailing! Also, Orlando this weekend I can almost taste the civilization….
Have a wonderful day!
Something to do: Make your Wednesdays a little more raw Gena and Jenna are doing a Raw Wednesday Challenge in which you eat one raw meal and one raw snack each Wednesday. Gena has a TON of great meal ideas to choose from – check it out, yo
Also, Dance is having an Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese Giveaway!
CONGRATS to the summer shape-up girls who got all 3 points for yesterday: Amber B., Brenna D., Brittany, Christina M., Elizabeth D., Heather, Heather C, Jennifer C., Jennifer S., Lisa S., Mallory B., Marcia L., Mary C., Michelle T., Nehal A., Sabrina, Samantha S., Sara D., Sarah, Sarah M., Steph, Stephanie F., Margaret C. and Clara L.!