Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Juice Juice

I am becoming less and less of a morning person every time my alarm goes off at 5:00am.  Luckily, I have a husband that makes "juice juice" every morning.  When I snooze it until 5:30 I wake up to the grinding sound of our juicer e v e r y morning.  My husband  always dreamed about having a juicer "the kind that you can just throw the fruit or vegetables into."  Luckily my mom gave us her Jack LaLane Power Juicer when we got married and husband has been juicing ever since.  If any of you have been itching to get a juicer I 100% support you.  Or, if your like my mom and have your juicer hidden in your cupboard, get it out of there and start experimenting!

We buy the ginormous bags of organic apples, spinach and carrots from COSTCO to use for the week.  We always use those three ingredients and then depending on what else we have we will throw that in there.  Cranberries, cucumbers, celery, cale, pomegranates are all delicious! I honestly have never made the juice, but here is my favorite juice recipe from husband:

-2 apples
-4 large carrots or a couple handfuls of baby carrots
-2 large handfuls of spinach
-1 handful of cranberries

Make sure all ingredients are washed and then throw them in the juicer one at a time. Cut the apples into fourths before placing them in the juicer, you don't need to remove seeds or anything!  Makes 2 big glasses.
I love having my juice first thing in the morning, the sugar gives my just the right amount of energy to teach my 6:00am group fitness session!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Protein Balls

They may look like something you don't want to eat, but I promise they are good.  The first time I had protein balls was before running a half marathon several years ago.  My mother-in-law had made them and brought them along.  I have been dying to make them, but never got the recipe from her, so today I created a recipe of my own!  They are so easy to make, they only take four ingredients, and are loaded with protein!


-2 scoops of Chocolate Whey Protein
-8 Tbs. oats
-5 Tbs. Natural Peanut Butter
-3 Tbs. Agave Nectar

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and form into small balls.  
Makes 9-10 balls
1 serving = 1 ball


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Runner Girl

I realized this week how much I have missed running.  I finally went on a run all  by m y s e l f this week.  I love running with hubby, but I forgot how much I LOVE running alone.  Since we have been married we do our runs together, but I think I need one a week by myself :-)

Running to me is so much more than a form of exercise.  It is MY time for ME.  I love getting in the "zone," when I forget I am actually exercising and instead find myself thinking, dreaming, rocking out to MY music, problem solving, and relaxing.  Relaxing while running? Yes, I think it's possible.

One of my goals this year is to run a marathon, the good 26.2.  I have run several half marathon's and many shorter distance races, but I am ready to push myself.  I get so excited seeing how capable our bodies are at doing hard things.  I don't have a set marathon date yet, but stay tuned.

In the mean time, over the weekend Ty and I ran one of the funnest races I have ever done.

The Color Run.

Set a goal, run a race!
Visit to find a race near you.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

This is me

After a little peer pressure I officially have a blog.  I have no idea how to use it, but thank you Ashley LeMieux for making it.  I don't know how to write a blog, but I guess I will start with a little introduction.

I am a simple girl living a crazy life in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I left my beloved hometown in Arizona to accompany my sweet husband as he pursues his education and follows his dreams at UNLV where he is attending the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.  

I fell in love with fitness and the human body in high school and continued my education at Arizona State University with a major in Exercise and Wellness.  I currently work as a personal trainer at a boutique personal training studio, Method Motivation and am involved with the non-profit organization, Children's Fitness Foundation.  I created this blog in order to share my passion about fitness, food, and my journey as a newlywed finding my way in Las Vegas.

Now let's get active!