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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jumping Bean

Hey guys! Hope this post is finding everyone well :) This week is FLYING by as of today...almost Wednesday?! So my Physical Therapist gave me breaking news about a week ago...IM ALLOWED TO JUMP!!! AND do ANYTHING as long as it doesn't hurt :) This made for one super happy camper (moi!) ;D make me EVEN happier--I am D-O-N-E with PT! I'm "Free Willy"!! hahah ;)

so...just randos again...
 plain yogurt, organic natures path smartbran cereal, 1/2 banana, frozen (thawed) mango, frozen berries, wheat germ

SOOO good! One of my fav yogurt messes!! 

Old-fashioned oats, 1/2 apple, berries, raisins, almonds, 1/2 c 2% milk (cooked in)
 A Super delish post-workout combo: sweet potato with cinnamon, a morningstar veggie burger and a side of corn

Oats, 1/2 c. POM juice, berries, coconut, sunflower seeds--put oats in bowl and pour pom over. Microwave for about 30-45 seconds and top with goodies!
A sammie combo from a fellow blogger: Ezekiel bread, pbutter, all-fruit raspberry jelly, and 1/2 banana with a side of an unpictured apple

oats, 1/2 c skim cooked in, 1/2 naner, wheat germ, 1/2 c berries, dash of vanilla extract cooked in, blob of pbutter

ezekiel sammie with garlic hummus, tomato, baby carrots, lettuce, and a slice of swiss cheese with a side of a grapefruit
 yogurt mess with organic smartbran cereal, 1/2 naner, berries, and mango
 on the go lunch: ezekiel, hummus, swiss, lettuce, baby carrots and an apple
 1/2 c oats, 1/2 naner, berries, a chopped date, ezekiel cereal, cashew butter
 ezekiel, hummus, swiss, cucumber, tomato, and an apple
 yogurt mess with a kiwi, berries, almonds, and a bit of ezekiel cereal to top it off

 brown rice, cucumber slices, tomato, baby carrots, blob of hummus, and tuna
1/2 c oats, cooked in 1 c skim milk, wheat germ cooked in, 1/2 naner, cashew butter as a topper
~Fitness Is Fun!~

Since I am now FREE to workout, :D I've been THOROUGHLY enjoying power skating, kickboxing, LOADS of yoga, pilates, running/power walking, anything you can think of, basically!
Just a few healthy living/exercise/wellness tips to hold you guys over till my next post!! 

~Healthy Life, Healthy YOU!~ 
Tip 1. New fad: BLACK RICE. It's packed with iron and complex carbs. It gets it's dark coloring from anthocyanins (just like pomegranates). These help reduce muscle soreness-PERFECT for post-workout meals/munchies!
Tip 2. Eggs are an amazing source of protein and choline-found in few foods but oh-so vital for healthy brain cell development and memory.
Tip 3. Kefir is basically drinkable yogurt. It contains bacteria that is shown to strengthen your immune system. It is available in flavored and plain. 
Tip 4. White Tea, in comparison to green and black teas, packs more theanine, an amino acid which reduces blood pressure and anxiety levels...and it tastes good! Even better :)
Tip 4. Nauseous? Try sipping ginger tea (or in us health bloggers case, throw some in your daily bowl of oats!). It contains anit-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that mimic NSAIDS. Studies show that popping a ginger pill or sipping some ginger tea relieves pain just as effectively as the leading pain killer ibuprofen!
Tip 5. Bad bruise? Rub a topical vitamin K cream on the booboo daily for two weeks. This vitamin improves your bod's ability to form blood clots in damaged areas--therefore stopping bruising and bleeding under the skin.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week. Until then! 
Stay healthy. Stay happy.
Also--PLEASE comment on my post below and tell me how I can incorporate stuff that you all would like more into each of my posts! Every word is much appreciated! 


  1. What delicious eats! I haven't had a yogurt mess in awhile and now I'm craving one :)

  2. Hey! I love your tips. Very useful information and lots of things I didn't know! We're actually having black rice for dinner tonight- glad to know it's so good for me. Thanks for stopping by and posting on my blog!

  3. Glad you can jump now!! I was 14 when I had my first surgery and it SUCKED. After 2 weeks of rest, I hit the pavement for a jog. I was going crazy I swear. Thats probably why my knee is still messed up, so be sure to listen to your PT. They know what they are doing!! :)

  4. Your "yogurt mess" looks delicious! I love how creative all your meals are--I would never think of those combinations :)

    Where do you get black rice? I'd definitely like to try that!

    Have a great Sunday!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Your food all looks delicious, especially that veggie sandwich, yum!

  6. Thanks for your comment :) I'm glad you enjoy my blog; perhaps I should post more, hm. Good news to hear that you can jump again! Last summer I had a bit of a knee injury and had to take a month off--felt good to finally jump again.