Monthly Archives: January 2014

From Sea to Table

How to eat fresh and clean on vacation?!  Going somewhere tropical?  Well…

There’s no better way than to catch your dinner!  That’s exactly what we did yesterday!  We went out with my favorite captain – Chris Hanson with Scales 2 Tales charters (he is THE BEST!), and we had a blast.  Here’s a trout and a red fish that I caught. We kept the trout because the red was too big (yes, it was a monster. 🙂 I had them grill the trout with olive oil, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes with a side of kale and cauliflower (not shown).  Mmmmmm – so good!!  Check out Chris Hanson at Scales 2 Tales Charters.

I’ll be in touch more with tips on eating healthy on the road very soon!

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Snack Attack!! (And new fav shoes)…

It’s been so cold.  Like Alaska cold.  Maybe even North Pole cold.  So, on Wednesday of this week I’m headed down to Key Largo for some much needed sun and sand!  I just started packing up and thought I’d share a couple of my favorite snacks and my new most awesome shoes with you all!!  I’m stashing some of these to die for protein bars in my carry on and bringing my Gu’s for some runs.

The Quest bars have literally CHANGED. MY. LIFE.  I have a huge, and I mean HUUUUUUGE sweet tooth. (Like the kind of sweet tooth where I can down a whole cake on my own. Not kidding.)  So, the guy that I’ve been dating for awhile now and I decided to make a little wager – I gave up sweets for a month, and he gave up pizza and McDonalds and all bad for you food.  If either one of us cheated – we had to pay $20.  Needless to say – he owes me $40 and I owe him NADA.  We did that for a month, and I felt great!  I found substitutes for sweets that filled my cravings – mainly the Quest bars!  The raspberry white chocolate and the cookie dough are my favs.  I eat 1/2 the cookie dough at a time (half after lunch and half after dinner for dessert) – heat it up for 12 seconds and BOOM – life changed.  20 grams of protein too!!!  Can’t beat that. 

The Gu’s are a great pre and post run snack.  I also chomp on some of them (no pun intended 🙂 during a long run. I have also found myself snacking on them on non running days as well.  Again, they satisfy a sweet craving and aren’t that bad for you. They are super yummy gummies.  

Annnnd, drum roll please – check out my new kicks!!!  These are the new Nike Air Pegasus.  So cushy and comfy!!  These guys are perfect for running, walking, or just looking awesome. 🙂

Well, I’ve got my snacks packed up and my new shoes ready to go!  Now I just need to find my shorts down in my dungeon basement.  Stay tuned –  I’ll be blogging more about healthy choices on the road while I’m soakin’ up the sun. 🙂  I’ll try to bring some of that sunshine back for you all!  

Bosu Ball Plank Ups

Move of the week!  BOSU BALL PLANK UPS!  This is an amazing full body move that targets the core and the arms.

Featuring the amazing Taylor Edwards as our model!  🙂

Start with your hands in a straight plank with your feet on a bosu or a ball.  (Use a med ball or something stationary that is low to the ground to try to keep your hips in line with your feet). Walk down to your forearms and back up to your hands.  Repeat for a minute if possible.  Try a few reps and hold in each position for a second or 2. If the ball is too hard practice with your feet on the floor.  Woohoooo!  Let me know how you like this exercise!

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog!  I’m a writer, therefore I write.  I’m a runner, therefore I run, I’m an eater…  Okay, okay you get it!  I live to inspire people, and I love to see people changing their lives and becoming better! And what better way for me to do that than to share some of my favorite recipes, workouts, playlists, exercises and ideas with you all?  (This is where you say – there’s no better way, Megan.)  Thank you all for agreeing with me. 🙂

What we eat and what we do every day make up who we are.  All of this day in and day out adds up to what we will eventually leave behind one day.  What kind of mark do you want to leave?  What kind of LIFE do you want to lead?  

I’m striving for this year – 2014 to be my healthiest yet!  Through fitness and healthy eating – ANYONE – I repeat – ANYONE can change their lives. Whether you want to maintain where you are, lose 100lbs or run a marathon, we are all works in progress.  So come along with me on this journey to makeover ourselves this year.  You’ll hear this often – Becoming a Better Me in 2014!!  

So, who’s with me?!