Apparently I am not a very good secret keeper, and you guys are good investigators, so most of you know by now that the program I will be starting this summer is a Post baccalaureate Premedical Program. (If you have no clue what I'm talking about, I left my job in advertising in December 2012 and moved home as I prepare to go back to school. I'm making a total career change from business to medicine and could not be more excited.) This was a huge decision that I spent lots of . . .
This is THE HEALTHIEST BREAD IN THE WORLD! My family is so sick of me saying that. They also say I can't qualify my own product. Whatever. Since I've been juicing, I have been keeping the pulp in tupperware in the fridge with the intent to use it. It was piling up, so the other day I decided to do something about it. Crackers seemed like they would be kind of soft, but I found this recipe for a zucchini bread that had potential. Instead of zucchini bread, I made veggie juice pulp . . .
I've been making some great speed gains with my running lately, and I really think it's just that I'm pushing myself. I used to just run at an easy pace, but now I am bumping it up and running a little faster. It's not as comfortable, and I definitely doubt myself at the beginning, but I've found I can actually do it! (from San Antonio a few months ago.) I did a longer run Saturday, and a little speed work last week, so Monday I thought I'd try something completely new and run some . . .
Jars of coconut oil are HUGE. I have one, and I think it will take me 3 years to get through it if I only use it for cooking. I'm not 100% on the coconut flavor bandwagon, so I still use other oils for cooking a lot of the time. Anyway, I know you can use coconut oil for a lot of things. I think I saw a homemade scrub from Alyssa before (I am definitely not reinventing the wheel), but then Caitlin brought it up during our GenerationKNOW shoot. I have no clue how we got on the topic of . . .
My history with blenders: I stole my mom's when I moved to Dallas because I'm pretty sure she never touched it. It broke. I was blenderless, hoping that when I moved home I'd find that my mom had bought a new fancy blender. She didn't. I tried to use the $10 Fisher Price looking blender for a few weeks and it made me chunky smoothies. I bought a Ninja. This Ninja was a compromise for me. It's not my dream Vitamix (saving that for a wedding registry) but it's still . . .
Flexible February starts today!! If you haven't signed up yet, head over to the challenge page and register! It's completely free, all you have to do is stretch for 60 minutes per week, and you can win some AWESOME prizes. You guys already knew about the NuNaturals grand prize, and now Champion is donating a second grand prize of an ENTIRE workout outfit! Plus there are the cases of Chobani yogurt in there for weekly prizes. Can I enter my own giveaways!? (Don't forget to leave . . .
A few weeks ago I posted about a sweet snack that I've been making since I was in college, and many of you were intrigued. Really, it's just a chocolate flavored yogurt. By using cocoa powder, stevia, and Greek yogurt you can create a healthy dessert! The Greek yogurt provides tons of satiating protein and friendly probiotics to aid digestion. And we all know chocolate is amazing for mental health, but did you know cocoa can decrease blood pressure, increase good HDL cholesterol, and . . .
So Friday morning I had a service appointment because my poor baby camry got recalled. Apparently the passenger window clicker things can catch fire. I'm pretty sure that only happens .00001% of the time, and I'm pretty sure I use the passenger window clickers even less than that, but regardless I made an appointment and took it in. The point of telling you that was that I had to get up and workout first thing instead of having breakfast and going a little later on. I was bummed about this. I . . .
While in San Diego, I've been following P's workout plan. He played water polo in college and was on the triathlon team in grad school, so he combines track and strength workouts that his coaches have given him. He does a lot of biking and sprints for cardio, and then full body workouts designed for swimmers. Here's an example of a full body workout we did! We warmed up with cardio (10-15 minutes on the bike when we were short on time or about an hour of cardio when we could) then completed . . .
Well I did it! For not being trained, I'm really happy with how the Dallas half marathon went. I ran the whole time, but didn't put any pressure on myself for pace. I just went with what felt good and ended up finishing at 1:53:21. Not a PR by any means, but a decent pace and great motivation to properly train for more races this spring. I tossed and turned ALL night. I kept thinking I was oversleeping, probably because I didn't actually have to wake up until 6am! Perks of a race that . . .