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Monday, January 26, 2009

Make a Difference Monday: All About Meghann

This morning I woke up and went straight to my yoga mat. Even though it was still dark I was ready to take on the morning. I did a hard interval workout on the track yesterday with the girls (loved it), and then in the evening I taught a pretty intense kickboxing class. Wasn’t sure how I was going to feel because that morning I had eaten a very heavy birthday breakfast that had me begging for a DETOX!

BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST

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Birthday Boy the big 20!

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This morning’s Yoga in the dark was perfect, helped me quite down my soul, and relax into it. I love it how at the beginning of my yoga practice I am so stiff in downward facing dog, but by the end I can actually touch me heels to the floor!!!! I did another YogaDownload, loving it!

HER MORNING EATS

A big warm bowl of Pumpkin Snow Oats

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  • 1/3 cup oats, almond milk, water, half  banana, pinch cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • handful Natures Path Flax Plus Granola
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/4 c low fat cottage cheese to add a little protein
  • 8 mini chocolate chips
  • Sprinkle of coconut
  • Spoonful of Naturally Nutty, Butter Toffee PB
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    food 015food 017I am in love with this Naturally Nutty PB!!! I love the sweetness of the toffee nut in my oats, gives it the perfect touch to bring the right amount of sweetness to my oats.

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE MONDAY: All about Meghann

    Alright I am dedicating this Make a Difference post to Meghann over at The Inner Workings of a College Graduate. She is currently getting ready to train for her first marathon in May, the Sandiego Rock and Roll. I am so excited for her, because I know she is going to love it! I plan on running the half so I look forward to meeting her as well.

    Well not only is she training for this marathon she has committed herself to raise $3,900 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with TEAM IN TRAINING. 

    Here is a little blurb about her excitement from her blog:

    “I am unbelievably excited for this opportunity and invite all of you along on my journey as I chronicle my training and fund raising efforts.I was scared at first at the task of raising so much money, but have decided to not let that hold me back. This is an unbelievably great cause and I always knew if I ever ran a marathon that I would want it to mean something and I know I can make a difference to somebody out there through this.

    Now, with that being said she is going to need all of your help to see her through this. She is coming up with some wonderful and creative fundraiser ideas that sound amazing! First off is the blogger bake sale that she will be hosting the second week of February, how fun! I know I want to make something for it and BUY from it for sure! If your interested in participating email her at blogbakesale@gmail.com and she will forward the information your way.

    I hope you can find the goodwill spirit inside you to donate a small amount to Meghann's TNT fund.   This will help our friend Meghann, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the millions of Americans affected with blood cancer diseases.

    Please visit Meghann's TNT page and make a small donation.

    As soon as I get paid this week I will be donating my AKB funds to her!!!! Way to make a difference in our world Meghann!!!!

    WRAP UP

    I need to catch up on all your blogs this weekend! I feel like I have been so out of the loop sorry for the lack of comments, I will be catching up today:) I have posted a weekly schedule of my workouts on the left side of my blog, and there are some GREAT give-aways coming ahead this week, stay tuned!!! Have a HAPPY MONDAY!!!!

    P.S. Something else has now broken, on Saturday my little bro dropped my Elf Camera and now it’s done for. Taking it to the camera shop today and praying it can be fixed!!!!

    19 comments:

    Victoria said...

    SO great that everyone is loving on the yogadowloads! I love them. Good luck with your camera!! I'm excited about Meghann's bake sale too!

    Matt said...

    That breakfast looks amazing! Send some over here!

    greendogwine said...

    UGh - sorry about your elf camera!

    Love the "pumpkin snow" oats! :)

    I'm going to steal those tulips - they are so pretty!

    Denise said...

    I've been wanting to try yoga...I might have to try one of those downloads.

    just me said...

    yay for meghann's fundraising!!

    and i love all the eats! that natures path looks so yummy on the oats...:D and of course, totally jealous of the naturally nutty pb...totally wish i could score some of that!

    Mica said...

    I love the picture of your husband at birthday breakfast. He looks HUNGRY!

    (And re: yogurt-making--I got a yogurt maker for Christmas, which is basically a fancy incubator with little jars and the "starter" powder that you add to heated milk. It's so easy!)

    Erin of Care to Eat said...

    Please don't apologize! Life happens! Your oats look off the hook! That PB is delish. :)
    My yoga teacher always used to move me feet back more once I could touch the ground. :)

    sweetandfit said...

    I am really excited for Meghann's bake sale! I hope you are able to get your camera fixed....its so weird to be without a camera now that I've started a blog.

    Meghann said...

    YAY!! THANKS for the shout out!!! You are the best!! I can't wait to meet you while I am over there!! :)

    Lacey Nicole said...

    what a great post! sometimes i find if i leave my yoga mat out i'm more likely to use it. i'm thinking i might run san diego marathon even tho it's "hella" far away :)

    strongandhealthy said...

    Great breakfast! I love Naturally Nutty PB too!

    D10 said...

    All the food pictures look delicious. I always think it is gret when people race to raise money for charities.

    The Three T's said...

    That looks like quite the amazing breakfast... very heavy BUT OH SO GOOD!! :-)

    Laurel said...

    Oh no! I get so sad when my cameras break. Hope you can get it fixed!

    That breakfast looks so good, although WAY too heavy first thing in the morning. I think I would go with the pumpkin oats too.

    Julianne said...

    You had me at the first picture... a huge plate of bacon! What a great birthday breakfast!!

    Good luck to Meghann, maybe I can meet her at the race expo! :-)

    Pearl said...

    yaay for meghan!

    Brian said...

    Not the elf!! Your blog always reminds me how awesome food is, haha. Great idea with showing your plan on your blog I am sure it helps you out also!

    foodsthatfit said...

    Your support for TEAM IN TRAINING is awesome! I noticed in a previous post that you ran St. George, I have run it also and had my marathon PR there as well. Love your blog and your healthy living/outlook on life!

    Abbie

    RunToFinish said...

    I can't wait to meet everyone in SD!!! Do you know where you are staying yet, I'm trying to figure out if it's better to be near the start or finish line for the hotel. I don't know what transport is like in SD.