Feel Fit February

Get Buff Green Smoothie

March 14, 2013

Green Smoothie Recipe

Green smoothies have earned a worthy reputation for good reason: by creating a sweet combo of fruits and veggies, you can enjoy a rich-tasting, satisfying drink without loading up on refined sugar and calories.  Green smoothies offer filling fiber and are an excellent way to get in your daily fruit and veggie requirements.

Check out all of the ingredients in this one smoothie; it’s like your muscles are getting bigger just lookin’ at ‘em! {And, you can’t taste the kale once this is blended really well!}

Green Smoothie Recipe

Here’s how you get your green smoothie action going:

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Hoooray, you’ve made it to the last day of Feel Fit February with TAGG, Style Activist and Grit & Glamour. Did you join us to stay off the scale this month? Proud to say I haven’t weighed myself in 28 days, probably the longest in more than a decade (truth). It’s been liberating, slightly stressful, but most of all relief to majorly minimize this personal addiction.

To celebrate the end of the month I am so thrilled that the generous folks behind my favorite on-the-go bar, Kind was so kind to offer to gift one TAGG reader a gift box filled with a variety of 15-20 KIND Bars. If you’ve never tried them, be sure to enter, and if you are already a fan, you know that this is a gift back where it’s at! They’re my favorite because they’re healthy, hearty and most of all, taste GOOD.  Did I mention you can actually read and pronounce all of the ingredients? Amazing.  They now come in a million kinds though I often stick to the Fruit and Nut or Nut in the morning or before or after workouts, and sometimes enjoy a chocolate and peanut butter mid-afternoon.


TO ENTER (please only comment once):
Follow TAGG in at least one place (Instagram, FB, Twitter, bloglovin, etc) or receive via TAGG email, and then simply comment below to let me know. Feel free (though not required!) to share anything about Feel Fit Feb or what you’re motivated to do going forward to feel the best version of yourself.

That’s it! Giveaway ends March 6, 2013 and winner will be selected at random on March 8, 2013. Thanks again for participating + reading Feel Fit February! 


Super Foods for a Super You

February 26, 2013

Superfoods || The Average Girl's Guide If there’s one thing that’s true, it’s that not all calories are created equal. A snickers bar and an avocado are probably close in calories and fat, for example, but they’re miles away in health-factor. And, I’d argue to say the avocado tastes better (sooo good). The term superfood is a little over-used lately, but perhaps with good reason. Certain foods can be powerful health aides and possibly minimize needed meds. A win in my book.

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Exercise: My Routine, Top Tips

February 19, 2013

If I could add three to four hours each day, exercise would 100% happen daily. Or at least a five days a week (everything in moderation, right?). As much as I want to get it in each day, unless I wake up even earlier, there are days, lots of them, that it’s just not going to happen.

Surprisingly, not weighing in for Feel Fit February has surprisingly invigorated me to workout, more than I have in a long time. And, the truth? I feel so, so good! Keeping off the scale has reminded me it’s not about the number, it’s about the feeling. It’s about how clothes fit. I saw muscles in my arms and it pushed me to get back to the gym the next day. My amped up heart rate on the treadmill has me antsy to get that feeling again. And because of it, I’m eating better. I always thought I needed the scale to tell me these things. But maybe now that I just want to be stronger — and not necessarily weigh less — perhaps this is the best route after all?

My favorite ways to sweat it out:
1. Gym time: I’d much prefer being outside in Florida (hello, 75-80 degrees) for a run/walk, however I have a few pesky health issues that make me more comfortable indoors. That said, I’ve been all about the treadmill lately, and I love starting to run again. It’s been years, but pre-pregnancy I was up to 6 miles and had planned to run a half-marathon. My legs (and particularly ankles, hello clumsy factor!) have become weak and the treadmill gives me instant impact. Not a runner? Try an incline or do intervals and push yourself a few more seconds each time. I like to put the speed up to 6.0-6.5 for 1/10 or 1/15 of a mile, bring it back to about 5.4 and then walk when I need to catch my breath. I know it’s not that fast, but I’m really proud. In just a few weeks I’m already seeing improved stamina.

My other favorite activity (seen above)? Keep reading…

Favorite Fitness Class + Top 3 Tips to Get Moving

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