Monday, June 16, 2014
If you're like me, you probably like eating a big breakfast first thing in the morning. You also probably like to workout early and may have a few food sensitivities, too. This leads to a slight conundrum, as eating heavily before or after a workout can leave you feeling icky and heavy. That's where a high-quality, allergy friendly protein shake comes in. Whipping up one post-workout only takes a couple minutes, and it can be a nutritious part of the day as well!
My current favorite has been two scoops of SolleNaturals Dutch Cocoa SolleComplete with a frozen banana (otherwise known as banana "ice cream"), a spoonful of nut butter, and maybe an extra pinch of unsweetened cocoa powder. Whipped up in a food processor with unsweetened almond, coconut, or hemp milk, this shake keeps me satisfied until well after conventional lunch time. It doesn't weigh me down or leave me feeling pukey. Plus, it's chocolate, gluten, dairy, and soy-free, and it's chocolate.
Need I say more?
Oh, I guess I could point out I'm a rep for SolleNaturals, so if you happen to be interested in herbal supplements for joints, herbal drink mixes for athletic endurance, or essential oils for mind-body-spirit health, look me up at www.onesolle.com/sollebird.
But seriously, this stuff is shiny. I wouldn't be hocking it if I didn't believe in it myself!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Alright, so it's almost 6:45am.
What the heck am I doing?
Why, checking SparkPeople, of course!
I've been doing good for the past couple of weeks:
-Calorie intake has been cut almost in half (I just haven't had an appetite)
-Exercise has been going well (maybe toooooo well) every morning and some afternoons
-Keeping the kitchen clean
Of course, I think I'm doing it all for the wrong reason.
Number one reason: ENVY!
I was INCREDIBLY active throughout high school and college. I never got over 130 pounds, I ate like crap, and I was outside running (literally) around every single day.
My best friend from high school (let's call her Beatrice) wasn't the active sort. Whenever going over to her house, we'd explore on the 'Gator, laze about under trees, and sit in the tree house.... when outside. Going inside, we'd raid the fridge, plop in front of the TV/computer and play HOURS of video games. When it got late, we'd either get ready and go to town to drink or we'd drink up in her room.
And we'd do this almost every single day. (Which is amazing. We lived 20minutes away from one another and 20 minutes from town).
I got kinda tired after a while of this.
Soemtime after college, she was living in the big city, started a relationship with her then-boss, and became even more out of shape (due to their mutual love of all things WoW).
After the wedding, they moved to a different state.
At this time, I'd like to point out that I was soon-to-be pregnant with the Poopmonster. (Continue on with the story! Get to the point!)
Okay, okay. Sheesh.
Anyway, moving out-of-state opened up more opportunities to explore via hiking. So while I was taking care of baby, she was getting her groove on in the mountains.
And while I was chasing the 'Monster around, she was training with her ever-supportive hubby for a half-marathon.
I guess what I'm trying to get across is that I'm jealous of Beatrice. I want to be that healthy and fit again. Maybe I can be with all of my quiet time in the mornings. And maybe now that it's nice enough out to go with the Poopmonster on expeditions and walks.
What ever this is, at least it keeps me motivated. And no matter the motivation, that's always a good thing, right?
Friday, April 12, 2013
I'm going to open up, because you all are (mostly) strangers. And what better place to share problems than anonymously on the 'Net?
"Well, several places, Kate."
Shut up, Mind.
Anywho, for the past several, several months, the dear Beau and I have been forgoing birth control in order to give the Poopmonster a sibling to occupy his time. Well, that and to expand the family (because the world needs more whimsical chicken wrasslers).
However, nothing is sticking.
So I've changed my diet. In the past two months, I've been eating a lot of color. Kale, beets, blueberries, you name it, I've probably drank/saute`ed/gnawed/baked it.
So, if you have any advice, feel free to comment below. I'll appreciate any pick-me-up/help I can get.
Unless it calls for standing on my head.
I don't dig that.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Alright, alright, I know. It's been a very long time since I last logged in, even longer since I've recorded anything. Life gets busy for a part-time seamstress/herbalist/office assistant and full time mom of one (for the moment, anyway). But I thought I'd pop on after a post-shower weigh-in.
If you haven't heard, the majority of Kansas and the rest of the Plains are literally coated in feet of snow (not to be confused with feet of strength, which get smelly after a few days). How does this affect me? For most of the week, we've been stuck at home.
All of us.
Together in the same house.
Which means, since I am the one doing most of the Poopmonster hunting while dear, dear Beau watches TV, I haven't been able to 'relax.' Sure, I've gotten a lot of reading done while Poopmonster naps beside me, more reading while eating meals, and continuous reading during the Beau's intermittent 'Monster tickling. I could be sewing, but the Poopmonster is very helpful.
Where the heck are you getting at? you may ask. Why not nag your Beau to be more 'Monster-oriented? would be another relevant ponder. Is that egg in your hair? Okay, shut up. Just shut up.
With all this lying about, pouncing Beaus and nibbling toes ('Monster toes, not Beau toes. Ew.), there has been a lot of free time for my hands. Translation: I am freaking bored. And what do 9 out of 10 normally deranged apron fanatics do when bored? They eat, that's what (or THIS one does, anyway). Thus brings us around to my final point of the weight gain and possible gluten intolerance being experienced by my body at this veeeeerrry moment.
Gluten? Pah. Some of you will huff. Just a fad.
As it happens, me Mum is intolerant. Not that this stops her from eating the occasional cookie the Beau bakes (yes, I am a lucky woman), but she does watch a lot of what she eats. And I do too. Or did, anyway.
This past month and some have taken it's toll on my body. I've gained over 10 (TEN) pounds in two weeks (steadily rising), have a belly that hasn't shown itself since pregnancy over a year ago, and have become incredibly agitated again. And no, not pregnant. Just over-indulgent binging on tortillas, fresh bread, and, yes, cookies. All healthy whole grain. Wheat grain, that is.
So at this juncture, with all of you as my witness, I forgo any sort of wheat product (totally) for the next two weeks. Hopefully this will help with the weight problem, or at the least my viciousness.
And yes, I've just dropped the bottom out of this thing as I am feeling very well-vented now. Thank you, SparkCommunity.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
My family entity had its pictures taken a few weeks ago. After viewing them tonight, I realize I need to lay off the baking for a while.
I've never been one to go out of my way to exercise. In high school, I participated in sports (I loved running around willy-nilly, but the rigidity of sporting rules left me incredibly uninterested) and biked everywhere at the farm. In college, a group of us would go to one of the nearby parks and goof off on the play ground.
This was when I could still consider myself a size 3.
I also could eat anything I wanted. I knew that the things that entering my mouth during any given day would be immediately dissolved on my average 10 hour work day at the ranch.
Looking at the family pictures (granted, I've had a baby [11 months ago], so my belly is still soft), I've realized only my work habits have changed, not my eating habits.
So here's to starting a new regimen bright and early in the AM on Thursday.
If only my motivation will hold out for more than a few days.
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