Today is a BIG day: it is the day that I begin my new position as an official nutritionist. I am so excited! I’ll be shadowing the head registered dietitian (RD) on staff today, so I won’t really be getting my hands dirty. Regardless, I am so excited to get started and help others recognize their true potential!
Today began like any other: with a solid workout, of course! I completed Zuzana’s ZWOW #14 in record time. For the past few weeks, I’ve been using this circuit as my “biceps” day and have been working on upping my weight and beating my time without sacrificing form. Today, I shaved FIVE minutes off my time!
After a good stretch, I put on my Reebok Sport Essential jacket and left with a goofy grin on my face. This is seriously my all-time favorite track jacket. It’s form fitting but still leaves plenty of room for movement – just my style!
Today’s midday meal featured red bliss potatoes! Because of their white interior, potatoes get such a bad rep but they’re actually quite good for you! They’re loaded with vitamin C, potassium, and fiber and, despite what you hear, are low on the glycemic index, meaning they won’t give you a spike in blood sugar after consuming them. The reason people “fear” potatoes is because we can associate its white color with white bread. The difference here, however, lies in the fact that white bread is heavily processed and stripped of all the good stuff (bran and germ). Potatoes, however, are a whole food and, when prepared well (baked, steamed, and roasted), can be an ideal addition to your meal.
Okay, off my soapbox and onto lunch!
I made a quick-and-easy stir fry by sauteing frozen broccoli and peppers in some cooking spray before mixing it with 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. curry powder, 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, and a generous drizzle of Annie’s Organic Papaya Poppyseed Dressing. On the side, I had a small bowl of Wildlfour’s BBQ Red Bliss & Sweet Potato salad. This is so on my list to re-create! An amazing lunch indeed!
Color Me Rad 5K Giveaway!
Judging by yesterday’s Facebook post, you guys are going to LOVE today’s giveaway so much. Seriously – I have had butterflies for days just thinking about it!
Have you heard of Color Me Rad? Aside from their awesome name (“rad” is a frequently-used word in my vocabulary), the organization has an awesome philosophy on running: “Run For the Hell of It.” I have alluded to my off-and-on relationship with running in the past, and have settled on the same above philosophy. According to the Color Me Rad’s web site, here is how the race works: “Start out as clean as a newborn babe and, throughout the run, you’ll coat your chaffing thighs with blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow until your face, shirt, and body come out silkscreened like a tie-dyed hippy on the other side.”
Let’s be real. They had me at “tie-dyed hippy.”
Thanks to the kind folks at Color Me Rad and a recommendation from a killer team captain (Cait, I’m lookin’ at you!), I was given the above t-shirt and FOUR free passes to any Color Me Rad 5K across the country! I kept one for myself and gave another to Matty. The two of us will be running the Boston 5K as a part of Team FitFluential with Cait, Mattie, and Janine. Any other Boston residents who want to join our team, please email me (email@example.com) or Cait (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details!
So, what to do with the other two passes? Gift them to TWO of you, of course!
Here’s how you can enter:
- Leave a comment here telling me why you want to run the Color Me Rad 5K and where in the country you would like to run it!
- Tweet about this giveaway: “I want to win a RAD @colormerad5k giftcard from @theloveofkale!” and leave a comment telling me you did so.
The giveaway will close at midnight on Friday, June 8! Good luck, babes and dudes!