MNB February Challenge Week 2 Recap

Week Two of the Move Nourish Believe Challenge is complete!  The focus word for week two was Nourish.  It challenged me in different ways as it pushed me out of my food comfort zone.  I really enjoyed trying out new recipes, going vegan for a day and testing a raw food recipe.  Thanks to Lorna Jane and Fit Approach Sweat Pink Sisters for this great challenge.

Week 2 Day 1: Monday, February 10th

Challenge Topic: Go Meatless! Skip meat today!  Try vegetarian/vegan meals.

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Fruits, veggies, hummus and Clif Bars during the day (easy grab and go as I traveled all morning and had meetings through the afternoon) and a Mushroom Veggie Burger with steamed veggies for dinner.  Highly recommend hot sauce on the veggie burgers.  Yum!

Week 2 Day 2: Tuesday, February 11th

Challenge Topic: TYLTW!  Take your lunch to work today.  Choose a recipe from MNB to inspire your packed lunch!

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I chose the Mediterranean Frittata to make and take.  I tweaked the recipe slightly from MNB by using only egg whites, subbing spinach and adding Feta Cheese.   This frittata was good for lunch, breakfast and dinner, which I proved by eating it multiple times over the course of a few days.  Definitely worthy of a re-make.  A friend suggested dropping  in sun-dried tomatoes and I agree that it sounds like the perfect addition.

Week 2 Day 3: Wednesday, February 12th

Challenge Topic: Write it down!  Journal your food today and share your WIAW with us!

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I track my food on MyFitnessPal on a normal basis.  I have actually been a MFP’r for many years.  I started using it to try and track down the source of my stomach troubles long ago.   MFP has been my friend and will remain my friend for as long as it’s around.  It has helped me find certain stomach trigger foods as well as being a heck of a reality check.  You put HOW many empty calories in your body??

My WIAW wasn’t anything spectacular, as you can tell.

Week 2 Day 4: Thursday, February 13th

Smoothie Day: Happy Thirsty Thursday!  Make a healthy smoothie today!

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One of my all time faves is a Chocolate PB2 Shake.  Coming in a close second is my Vanilla Protein with Pistachio flavoring shake.  Yummo!

Week 2 Day 5: Friday, February 14th

Challenge Topic: Go Raw Friday!  Choose a recipe from MNB and go raw!

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Since it was Valentine’s Day on Friday, I was very happy to find a recipe on MNB that fit perfectly into the theme of the day.  These cookies were really good.  Surprisingly! 🙂  You could definitely tell the lack of sugar from a ‘normal’ cookie, but the banana and strawberries were so refreshing.  One word of advice: make sure to cook them long enough.  Mushy banana oats aren’t appetizing.

And that, my friends, closes out Week Two of the Move Nourish Believe Challenge.  Week One Recap can be found here.

Up next for Week Three: Believe.  

Follow me on Instagram to keep up with the last 5 days of the challenge!

Make sure to also connect with:

Lorna Jane Facebook

Fit Approach Facebook

Move Nourish Believe

Fit Approach

Cheers!

 

Fit Approach Challenge!

As a new Sweat Pink Ambassador (more to come on that) I am inviting you to join our #sweatpink community and Lorna Jane for three-weeks of moving, nourishing, and believing in yourself! Once January comes to an end, your New Year goals should not go out the window! Join us for the Move Nourish Believe February Blogger Challenge to stay on track and motivate each other! Here’s to a healthier and happier 2014!

PS. Did you know the winner of the entire challenge will receive a $1000 shopping spree to Lorna Jane?

Yep. That’s right. Let’s make February count!

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Here’s how it works:…
1. Each day throughout the month there is a new challenge. Conquer the daily challenges and post a picture of yourself doing so on Twitter or Instagram. Tag @LornaJaneActive & @FitApproach along with #mnbchallenge #sweatpink #lornajane

2. At the end of each week, recap your successes on your blog and/or Facebook page. Each blog post equals five bonus entries! Share the blog post on Twitter and tag @LornaJaneActive & @FitApproach.
**In order to win the $1000 shopping spree, you MUST participate in all 21 of the daily photo challenges.

Here are the details:

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Move Nourish Believe Challenge starts February 3rd through the 21st! Challenge yourself with daily & weekly challenges and see why the Move Nourish Believe philosophy is one to live by.

Lorna’s Philosophy:
MOVE her body every day
NOURISH from the inside out
BELIEVE in herself and that anything is possible
if you work hard enough

Check out movenourishbelieve.com and lornajane.com for
daily inspiration to motivate you to achieve your best life through active living.

Follow Lorna!
Twitter: @LornaJaneActive
Instagram:@LornaJaneActive
Pinterest: Lorna Jane Active
Google+ +Lorna Jane
www.lornajane.com
www.movenourishbelieve.com

I will check in at the end of each week with a snapshot view of my daily challenges and proof of commitment.  Who else is joining?  Let me know, link up with me on Insta or message me a comment!  I just might share your accomplishments on my blog as well!

CHEERS!