Monthly Archives: October 2012

Plank Challenge Update

I am a week behind on the Carrots ‘N’ Cake plank challenge but I’m going to just join in now and see how much of an improvement I can make in the next few weeks. As I said in my previous post, a lot times (at least for me) making and breaking physical fitness goals has so much to do with mental conditioning as it does with the physical aspects.

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Plank Challenge & Core Strength

Thanks to the nasty weather the past few days (hurricane) I’ve had plenty of time indoors to catch up on some of my blog reading. Over on one of my of my favorite blogs, Carrots ‘n Cake, the author posted a plank challenge that I think I am going to partake in.

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Chewing and Mindful Eating

Mindful eating.

I feel like that is a term that gets thrown around a lot. But how many of us actually practice mindful eating habits?

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Millet

It certainly seems like kale and quinoa are having their 15 minutes of fame these days, right? I think this is great (obviously) but I also feel bad for the other greens and grains that are being overlooked.

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New Products

Back in March, I was lucky enough to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim. I really loved the whole experience. I was able to attend educational seminars, meet vendors, retailers, bloggers and other health-minded folk.

Most notably I attended a lecture by Dr. Andrew Weil.

Not so notably, I saw Fabio from a distance.

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Avocado Toast

Ah, the avocado.

So humble yet so delicious.

Many people may shy away from this humble fruit (yes, fruit) because of its high fat content but do not be afraid. Our little friend is full of nutrients, including those heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that we like.

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DC Eats Cont’d

Yesterday’s post portrayed the positives of my trip (at least food-wise) but I just realized that what I have left to recap is not quite as upbeat: spoiler alert – it ends like this:

Let’s begin.

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DC Eats

While I was working in DC last month, I had the luxury of a (tiny) expense account which meant that I was able to indulge in some of my favorite foods. For me, this does not mean trips to fancy restaurants but instead, large(r) salads, fresh juice, venti coffees and stocking up at Whole Foods.

Different strokes for different folks.

DC is prettyDC is pretty.

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