Check out this awesome email I got yesterday from Jackie:
I was in Nashville, TN this weekend for a women’s health and fitness retreat. There was a place to post recipes to share, and I posed one of a Green Monster. A girl came up to me and asked if I got it off your blog! I said yes and we talked about much we both love your writing. She is from South Dakota and I am from Texas, and we met in Tennessee. It is amazing how widespread you are! Keep up the great work, we love what you are doing. I even turned the trainer we were working with onto Green Monsters!
Seriously cool, Jackie!! Green Monster destiny brought you two together, haha.
On that note, I have a new favourite green monster!!!
You must try this combo out!!!
Cantaloupe-Banana- Spinach Green Monster
- 1 cup ripe + juicy cantaloupe
- 1 cup Soy milk + bit more
- 4 cubs ice
- 1 scoop Hemp-Maca-E3Live protein powder
- 4 cups spinach
- 1 T flax
- 1 small banana
This GM tasted like a DREAM!!! I think the cantaloupe is my favourite fruit in GM’s now! This mix made a TON of liquid. My belly was so very full and happy after I drank it this morning. I think I was glowing GREEN.
I drank it this morning as I looked over our wedding album that we created at Blurb. Coolest photoalbum making website ever!
It is the best quality and super cheap prices too!
We designed our 120 page full colour wedding album for- get this- $120 USD! We ordered 5 of them and gave them as gifts to our family. It was such a nice way to give others a lasting memory that they will have forever!
We have designed 3 albums from Blurb. A Sketchie album, our wedding album, and Eric made me an album that he surprised me with the night before our wedding. It was filled with all of our old notes, cards, and pictures, that he scanned and uploaded. If you are looking for an awesome gift to make someone, I highly suggest Blurb!!!
You demanded it, I produced it…WE WANT MORE SKETCHIE!
A Day In The Life Of Sketchie…
Sketchie says, ‘I don’t play…I HUNT.’
Sketchie says, ‘Just for the record, I don’t need my claws to catch my prey. That’s how good I am.’
Sketchie says: ‘Hereyee, hereyee!! Don’t forget to enter the Book Buddy Giveaway!’ ;)
Self Magazine sent me their July ‘09 issue in the mail, brimming with fun fitness articles. I read it during yesterday’s workout!
I was intending to go for a run yesterday, but my legs were still a bit sore from the July 1st’s run, so I opted for non-impact exercise. I have learned my lesson from past injuries and try my best to listen to my body now (even though sometimes it is hard!).
In SELF magazine, they interviewed none other than Jillian Michaels on her top fitness tips!
Check out her video here as well as a contest that you can enter to win a trip for two to LA to have lunch with Jillian!! (US residents only, unfortunately).
Here is some of what she had to say:
- Jillian: “I don’t love broccoli and I don’t love the treadmill, but I love the way I feel when I am healthy and strong…so remember, although something might not be fun in the moment, remind yourself of the ultimate reward and allow that to motivate you.”
I love that quote! It is so true. Many of you ask me how I do my tough treadmill workouts or how I stay motivated. The truth is, I don’t always want to work out! Some days I am just feeling lazy and blah. But when I remind myself of how I feel AFTER my workout, it usually inspires me to want that feeling!
It felt so good to take this time yesterday and just sweat it out on the treadmill! I was feeling a little tense and I needed just to zone out.
- Duration: 55 mins
- Treadmill hill walking + 4 advanced side planks with arm reach
- First 10 mins (4.2 mph), next 35 mins (4.3 mph), last 10 mins 3.5 mph- all at incline 15%
- Max heart rate: 169 bpm
- Avg heart rate: 152 bpm
Four times during the workout, I got off the treadmill and did my advanced side planks with the arm reach. I do 10 arm reaches (very slow and controlled) per side. I LOVE these!
Today, I will of course be doing the SGBC exercises (4, 5, 6) and possibly go for a run!
What food product(s) have you seen in the blogosphere that you are DYING to try but haven’t been able to get your hands on yet?
For me, I get weak in the knees when I see this all over the US blog world…
Oh Barney Butter, why won’t you visit Canada?
I want to wish all of my US readers a VERY fun and safe 4th of July long weekend!! Have a fabulous time whatever you may be doing. :) Kick back, relax, and enjoy good food!