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!

 

MNB February Challenge Week 1 Recap

Hey, Hey!  We made it through another Monday!  For me, this was a Gigantic accomplishment considering I spent the weekend in Vegas for a 40th Birthday Party.  Loads of fun!  I deserve a high-five for making it through today after that kind of weekend!

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If you recall from a previous post, I am taking part in the Sweat Pink and Lorna Jane February Move Nourish Believe Challenge.  I had a lot of fun checking out Instagram and looking up the rest of the #mnbchallenge participants and what they had been up to on a daily basis.  I look forward to Week 2!

Recap Time!

Day One: February 3, 2014

Challenge Topic: Sweat it Out! Show us your Favorite way(s) to workout!

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My fave ways to workout is Kickboxing, Teaching Group Fitness, Running and Working Out With Friends!

Day Two: February 4, 2014

 Challenge Topic: Change it Up!  Sweat a New Way!  Select a workout from Move Nourish Believe and show us your post-workout selfie.

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I chose the Summer Series Travel Workout and had a hard time taking a post-workout selfie.  But I did it.  I usually make fun of selfies.  Not the selfie with your friend kind.  The kind where people take pics of themselves all the time and post them kind.  #truth

Day Three: February 5, 2014

 Challenge Topic: Let’s Get Planking! Plank for at least five minutes today!  You can split the planks up.

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After I taught TurboKick, I invited a few to stick around afterwards and plank it out with me.  It made the 5 minutes FLY by as we laughed and supported each other by saying things like: “Don’t sink your butt.”  or the opposite “Don’t stick your butt up.”

Oh, the things you can say and get away with during workouts.

Day Four: February 6, 2014

 Challenge Topic: Buddy Up!  Workout with a friend today!

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My girl, Tyree, stopped over on Thursday night to help me run an errand.  I love that she is a trooper and threw in a few workout moves with me.  We chose oblique twists with a medicine ball and plank taps.  Go Team!

Day Five: February 7, 2014

 Challenge Topic: Show us your five fitness favorites!  Exercises, people, whatever gets you moving and motivated!

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My Five Faves with affiliate links:

  1. Pink Polar Ft4
  2. Champion C9 Capris
  3. Quiet time for focus, stretching and relaxation before teaching a group x class
  4. Nike Air Max
  5. Funny Workout Tanks.  Suck It Up Buttercup

And that my friends, wraps up Week One of the Move Nourish Believe February Challenge.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are off to a great start to the week!  

I have a few recipes for you this week as well as a fun Valentine’s Day post coming up Friday.  Stay tuned!

Cheers!