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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Just Breathe…

That’s what I keep telling myself this week, “breath Bobbi breathe”. It’s been a very busy week, and I am pushing through strong until Friday evening when I get to crash on the couch.

I woke up at 5:15 am and was going to go for a run, and then decided to postpone it for one more day. My body feels ok, but I can tell that it needs some rest. I strongly believe that one should seriously listen to their body and not over do it!! Instead of the run I did some light stretching and finish up some blogger things that have been on the NEVERENDING gmail task list of mine!! I feel a little better now. Does the list ever go blank??

I also had another wonderful Green Monster this morning with a little mango twist. I used 1/2 c soymilk, 3 cups spinach, 1 banana, 1/4 cup blackberries, 1tbsp of flax seed, and 1 cup mango.

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Together in the Vita-Mix!

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Perfection, loved this smoothie. I couldn’t taste the mango that much but it was very creamy and almost tasted like a tropical mixed drink;) almost.

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I also had some leftover mini Oatmeal and Banana pancakes that were in the freezer. Tasted just as good as the day I made them!

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Topped them with a little bit of this bad boy, Naturally Nutty Chocolate Butter Toffee Peanut Butter.

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A wonderful fueling and healthy breakfast!

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Thank you all for the kind words about my Grandmothers wedding ring, I love it and can’t wait to be able to wear it! I also asked the question last night about Cantaloupe and it’s nutritional value thanks Kate for saving the day!!!

Cantaloupe is excellent for your health. It has about 55 calories per cup and a ton of vitamin A along with beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, folate and niacin (B3). The combination of B vitamins and fiber support energy production through carb metabolism.

So I would say...keep eating that cantaloupe! And if you can find other types of melon like Crenshaw, Juan Canaray, Galia....those ones have slightly different flavors and all the same benefits.

-Kate

I will now eat more Cantaloupe as it is in season!!!

Well I gotta run, go out there and have the BEST day of your life!!!! LIVE OUT LOUD!

10 comments:

Brittany said...

Great blog! I am following you on twitter, I think I found you on my friend TeamGiles's twitter. I'm gonna be checking out your blog more often now! I just started mine, so come on over when you get a chance :)

Brandi said...

good for you for taking the day off to just stretch, relax, and breathe :)

your smoothie sounds great, and the pb looks AMAZING!!!

I hope you have a great day!

Oh, and if you have a super ripe cantaloupe? it can't be beat. they're so good.

Julie said...

Hi Bobbi! I just found your blog and love it! I wish I would have found it soon as I'm in San Diego and could have come cheered you and Meghann at the marathon. Next time!

I love smoothies in the summer...my fav mix is banana and mango (now with spinach!) with almond milk and almond butter and its total yum and very refreshing. I think about them every morning on my run :)

jane said...

hey bobbi, i'm a new reader but i really love your blog and your positive and healthy attitude toward food, exercise and life in general! I'm a fellow runner, so I also love hearing about your races, training, etc. Recently, I've been working on trying to get faster and I am so impressed at how much time you chopped off your first marathon! I was looking for a link to your post about the Boston marathon and how it went, but I couldn't find it and you don't have a search bar...
also, what marathon did you run to qualify for Boston?
Thanks for a great blog, it's inspiring and fun!

Megan said...

You should get it resized at Redlands Jewelers. they made my wedding ring (and Matts) and they are AMAZING! Totally recommend them to all my friends.

just me said...

that pb looks AMAZING! want want want!

and i just diced up a cantaloupe...can't wait to dig in!

healthhappinesshope said...

Mangos and blackberries are seriously my favorite add-in fruits (other than the banana, of course) to green smoothies! SOOOO good! You should try freezing them before you but them in. Makes it ever more of a summer treat!

That pb sounds so good! Loving the delicious leftovers.

marathonmaiden said...

yeah to-do lists never are blank, something always comes up! gotta go get me some cantaloupe now mmmmmmm!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

I love cantaloupe! YaY! Bobbi, that ring is gorgeous. I adore things like that, and how special you have your grandmother's wedding ring. That is such a great gift. :)

Meredith said...

Hi Bobbi,
Been reading for the past 6 months but never commented. Decided to after reading the "readers challenge" From Austin, TX.