Groovy Workouts

by HEAB on December 11, 2009

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I’m currently listening to Christmas music on Grooveshark. Amy Grant’s Breath of Heaven is playing right now, one of my favorites!

I’m loving all the excitement surrounding my Vita-Mix giveaway thus far. Three people have offered me their first born child, and I think I had five people tell me they wet themselves after reading about the giveaway. Awesome. Click here to enter if you have not done so already. Again, you have until Sunday night, December 13 at midnight CST.

So, HEAB has been all about pancakes, kabochas, and Vita-Mixes lately, but today I thought I’d talk a little bit about exercise. Now that it’s cold out, I haven’t been walking outside nearly as much. In fact, it took all that was in me to take the dogs on their walk yesterday. Thank goodness for my leg warmers! :)

I’ve been doing yoga, but mostly at home. As much as I love my studio classes, it’s just hard to fit in a 90 minute class in the middle of the day, and I’m usually working in the afternoons and early evenings. Why don’t more yoga studios offer EARLY morning classes???? OK, OK, so there are early morning options. I’ve just been too lazy lately. So, what have I been doing besides yoga sessions at home?

Well, this past weekend, I had so much fun making up a hotel workout. Call me crazy, but I love staying in hotels and enjoying custom HEAB workouts. It’s my first winter with no Y membership in about 10 years, and I totally took advantage of our hotel’s gym. First I walked on the treadmill for one mile at 4 MPH pace/8 % incline. Then I did 25 jumping jacks, 20 walking lunges, a 45 second squat hold against the wall, and a 2 minute plank hold. I then ran a mile on the treadmill increasing my speed every minute from 4 MPH to 8 MPH, repeated twice followed by more jumping jacks, squats, etc. I finished by running up the stairs back up to our room on the 5th floor. 45 minutes of sweat infused randomness. I loved it. Make your workouts fun my friends. Don’t be scared to switch it up. Go in the gym with no plan and just do what you feel. I used to run run run. My path was straight to the treadmill for 60 minutes of boring torture. Why why why I wasted so much of my time doing something I did not enjoy is beyond me. Oh well, lesson learned.

I’ve also been attending free kettlebell classes at Lululemon. Thanks Lululemon for all your awesome and amazing classes that you offer to the public. I encourage all of you to check out your local store if you have one in your area. I am amazed by their public outreach…and I now understand why their pants are so expensive. ;)

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Me and Justine after class this past week. Justine really did use the 18 pounder. I did not. :)
So yeah, my workouts have been somewhat random lately, but I’m having fun with them. Today I plan to hit up the yoga studio for an afternoon class and hopefully take the pups on a short walk.
Before I go, I would like to present you with my Banana Hammock made in Katie’s honor…

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Una banana stuffed with pureed cinnamon kabocha and dark chocolate chips…melted. Have you made a Banana Hammock yet?

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Christie @ Honoring Health December 11, 2009 at 9:41 am

That banana hammock looks delicious!

Leianna December 11, 2009 at 9:41 am

That banana/kabocha creation looks so delish!

Erica December 11, 2009 at 9:51 am

Hi Heather! I agree- the cold totally makes me not want to workout outdoors! I think I may have had my last outdoor run this morning (it was cold cold for Charleston- about 38/39 degrees). Free kettlebell? That is awesome. Cute pic of you two.

Carolyn December 11, 2009 at 9:52 am

Ok, i’m older than dirt but…When i was Camp Fire Girl (Bluebird?) in the late 60′s and we would go on little overnighter camp weekends and would each take a banana and stuff it with marshmallows, and chocolate chips, wrap it in foil and bury them in the campfire for a little bit.. Reduced the entire thing to wonder goo!

don’t think we called them banana hammocks back then…hehe

Now my biggest problem is recurring mental images of Borat and John Mayer.. must get past it must get past it…

Your BH is looking wonderful… And what MOIST looking kabocha puree you were using.. ;-)

Food-Fitness-FreshAir December 11, 2009 at 9:52 am

I definitely agree with you on the exercise. It’s important to switch it up and make it something you love. For me, exercise is a hobby, not a chore. And yes, lululemon!

And no, I have not tried the banana hammock yet….why haven’t I, that looks delicious!!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 11, 2009 at 9:54 am

I love doing at home and hotel workouts, too. Sometimes I get the best workout from that. I also adore Breath of Heaven..makes me think of home!

justrun December 11, 2009 at 9:57 am

I agree, workouts should be fun! I always tell people that say they don’t like running but want to do it anyway that they’re crazy. I’d never spend so much time doing something I always hated. Same for yoga. As good as any of it is for you, it’s not meant to break you down mentally.

Anyway! Whew!

I’m off to giggle about the term Banana Hammock now. Yes, I’m 12.

Evan Thomas December 11, 2009 at 9:57 am

Hehehe, banana hammock, how creative of katie

Chocolate-Covered Katie December 11, 2009 at 9:58 am

Oh man, Mr. Banana Hammock looks even more gorgeous today! He’s definitely going in my next tribute post (although he might make the other banana hammocks jealous…) I wasn’t able to have one of your banana creations this am because–shock of shocks–I am out of kabocha! *World ends*

You and Justine also look gorgeous.
I don’t think there’s a Lululemon around here, so I’m just going to hafta wait until I move to Nashville. (Right now I am apartment hunting. Maybe Nicole and Keith will let me stay with them. Will you ask them next time you see them at Whole Foods?)

Happy Friday, Heather!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

Katie, Will do. I’m sure Nicole and Keith have plenty of room. You can pay rent in cupcakes. :)

Heather December 11, 2009 at 9:59 am

I love those kinds of workouts! They’re fun, require no equipment (well, treadmill, but if the weather permits like it does in Florida then you can omit that!) and mix it up. Plus, jumping exercises are my favorite/worst nightmare. Jump rope, jumping jacks, jumping lunges and squats…oh, my quads are burning just thinking about it.

I don’t know if you watch Top Chef, but they had a “mystery” box of ingredients they had to use for the finale and a kabocha was one of them. I immediately screamed “HEAB!” at the TV when it happened. Good thing I was alone, or people would think I was crazy.

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 11, 2009 at 10:04 am

Heather, Yes, I heard about the Mystery Box kabocha. Sad I missed it. :(

Chocolate-Covered Katie December 11, 2009 at 9:59 am

P.S. Your creation made in my honor totally trumps my Heather-inspired meatballs! I am so sorry lol. But at least they tasted good ;)

VeggieGirl December 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

Love the banana filling! :)

DiningAndDishing December 11, 2009 at 10:04 am

Those banana hammocks look fabulous!! I may even want to swap the kabocha for almond butter :O)

Light Delight with Tou Tou December 11, 2009 at 10:17 am

OH Mine!! those banana hammock looks divine!! I love that melted chocolate!! off to make some!

Tyler December 11, 2009 at 10:20 am

my banana hammocks normally just have almond butter… cinnamon kabocha + chocolate sounds in a banana sounds divine! unfortunately, i’m having trouble finding kabocha, but i wonder if sweet potato would be good?? hmm…

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 11, 2009 at 10:24 am

Tyler, Sweet potato? Yes!

brandi December 11, 2009 at 10:20 am

yum, that hammock looks awesome! I have got to find some kabocha. it hasn’t been in stores here for over a month! I have a feeling I won’t have anymore until next fall :(

theemptynutjar December 11, 2009 at 10:21 am

Can I have your body and your ability? :)
I walk outside and I have had to reduce a short walk to even shorter because the cold and wind are too severe. So more rest and a very short walk. Got any good books for me to read to make up for that time lost? :)
I love bananas and the dark chocolate melted so wonderfully in your picture, thats great. I need to bake my squash soon I suppose to add to something.

MelissaNibbles December 11, 2009 at 10:41 am

Thanks for the heads up on the workouts. I’ll check out my local Lulumon!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) December 11, 2009 at 10:42 am

Wow! The hammock is fabulous. Will try asap.

Nice guns on the two of you!

Glad to see you branching out and mixing up your workouts- loved that you kicked your own arse at the hotel gym! I adore sweat infused randomness too- in fact I live for it!

Have a great day!

Love,
D

eatmovelove December 11, 2009 at 10:46 am

Cute picture HEAB! Love your enthusiasm!

Chrysta December 11, 2009 at 10:56 am

Oh yum…your hammock looks great! Will have to try that with the squash in it. Thanks for the class tips. We have a store near where I live but I didnt know they offer classes! I’ll have to check that out this weekend. Have a wonderful day!

Laura December 11, 2009 at 10:58 am

Hi Heather! I have been reading your blog now for a couple months now, but this is the first time I have commented (except for the VitaMix giveaway…BEST GIVEAWAY EVA!). I just want to say that you seem so freaking cool.. I love it! I love your laid back, chill, UNIQUE outlook on life, food, and exercise! Keep it up : )

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 11, 2009 at 11:15 am

Thanks Laura. :)

Tiffany S. December 11, 2009 at 11:39 am

I totally want to try Kettlebell! Some site had adjustable (inflatable?) ones from Amazon that weren’t a HUGE investment. I will put that on my list of things to try in 2010. I don’t think our Lululemon has classes but I’ll double check. It’s in a fancy shopping mall that’s going to be majorly swamped through Xmas so I wouldn’t go near there anyway.

Great job on the flexible workouts! I hear ya – it’s been in the 20′s here. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr.

plamarie December 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

I am going to check out the classes now. I didn’t realize they offered free ones. way cool! I’ve been interested in those kettlebells.

Jenny December 11, 2009 at 12:01 pm

ah you and Katie are killing me with these banana hammocks. Must try!

I definitely prefer yoga classes at home, yogadownload is my saviorrrrr. I love just popping right out of bed and hitting the mat.

Happy day, Heather!

Melissa S. December 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm

oh, kettlebell! i remember chandra using one and she really liked it. they’re expensive though!

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) December 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm

LOL, the banana hammock thing never fails to make me smile. :) Yay Christmas music!

Steph December 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Kettlebells are my absolutely FAVORITE strength training workout! I actually bought a pair of my own after doing classes with a trainer so that I can do them at home. I’ve never felt more strong!

Go get em Tiger! ;)

Katie December 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm

KETTLEBELLS!

YES!

I want to try them SO badly!

http://katiechangesforkatie.blogspot.com/

Pure2Raw Twins December 11, 2009 at 2:32 pm

No banana Hammocks for us yet, maybe after our cleanse, it looks yummy. We love to make up our own exercise routines too!!

missyrayn December 11, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I love doing random workouts sometimes. It makes me feel spontaneous.

Tamzin December 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm

That is a tasty looking hammock! x x

Katie December 11, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Mmm, that banana hammock looks great! I am going to roast up some of that amazing squash tonight! :) Thanks again!!!

PS: I’ve been wanting to try a kettleball class! Looks like something fun and different. I, too, get bored with the same old routine. I need to look for some sort of exercise to do with all of this cold and blistery weather. :/

Emily December 11, 2009 at 3:50 pm

OMG! That banana hammock is making my mouth WATER! :D You are having a vitamix giveaway!?!?!? look at how much I miss when I have to study! ;) I have been wanting a vitamix FOREVER! That is what they use to make my beloved Keva Juice drinks and I totally want one. I’ve considered taking out a loan just to get one…okay, that might be pushing it! ahhah

merittothecarrot December 11, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I’d definitely love to take a nap in that hammock… and by nap, I mean smooshing my face into it.

Ameena December 11, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I didn’t know Lululemon has classes, thanks so much for the info! I love their store so much.

Meredith December 11, 2009 at 4:19 pm

YUM! what an awesome combo!

tosha25italia December 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm

It kind of looked like ketchup on top. I don’t know where I’d get the kabochas!!

Sarena December 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Banana hammock? Um, no…but I will try one soon! YUM! I too love random workouts. I used to be a lot more strict with them, but I have really let go lately and just enjoyed what I was doing, knowing that what ever it is…it is good for me!

Mallory December 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm

as much as i hate to use the phrase “your banana hammock looks absolutely delicious” … well.. i just had to. because it does.

wow, you’re getting offers for firstborns eh? well.. i see those firstborns and i raise you a set of twins for a vitamix!
ok not really… that would be horrible! but i would LOVE to win that contest. i’m crossing my fingers :)

Shelby December 11, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I haven’t been working out at all lately! I just have no time or energy. I need some motivation, I’m starting to get cranky!

charlotte December 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm

You ate… a banana hammock. You crack me up!! Now – what can I do to get Lululemon to sponsor a class where I live?!

Cookie December 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Carolyn, I know the campfire-banana-foil thingies – we call ‘em banana boats. They’re yummy with peanut butter or butterscotch chips in them too!

Nicole December 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I DID make a banana hammock. I filled mine with a mixture of chlorella, water, sunbutter, stevia and soft tofu…. topped with carob chips.. It was not that good. Haha.

When I can’t go to the gym I dance to Indian music = )

Lori December 11, 2009 at 5:28 pm

As always, your creation looks delicious. But, can you please tell us how we get your arms…?
Buff!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 11, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Lori, Thanks – it’s all those Chaturangas in yoga class. :)

ohhmay December 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Heather, I’m so glad I’m not the only person who pairs chocolate with kabocha! Please (please please!!) try freezing kabocha and make it into chocolate-squash whip!! I love this… especially topped with peanut butter! It tastes like peanut butter fudge swirl icecream! :-P
& I love random workouts… especially when they end up being awesome!! :-D

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 11, 2009 at 11:10 pm

ohhmay, How do you make your chocolate squash whip????

Jenna December 11, 2009 at 7:10 pm

yummy banana hammock!

lz December 11, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Spontaneous workout sessions are awesome. That kettleball class seems so intriguing!

Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) December 11, 2009 at 7:25 pm

That melted chocolate on top sealed the deal for me. Yum! Glad you are inventing some workouts, it’s really hard to do this time of year with it being so cold outside. I made myself sign up for races in December, January and February to keep it up — first one is tomorrow, brrr…

Mish December 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm

that.looks.amazing

faith in food December 11, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I WAS TOTALLY BUSTING breath of heaven today too!!!! brings back a lot of memories!!!

1) has anyone offered you your own kobocha farm yet?
2) has anyone only wanted the autorgraphed picture of CD in lieu of the vita mix?

dang girl you got guns! i only lift a tea kettle :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 11, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Faith, Nope, no kabocha farm yet. Know anyone giving their’s away? :)

Several people mentioned wanting the autographed picture of CD, but they all want it in addition to the Vita-Mix. :)

Luv2CUSmile December 11, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Aaah yes, as Carolyn above mentioned- my memories of banana hammocks are almost the same but ours are from my days as a Girl Scout (Cadet level) and as my days of being a GS Leader (Yes I was for a few years til work got the better of me)- HEAB, your hammocks look much more attractive than ours did but I am sure the girls loved them all the same, looks like I would prefer yours- LOL
We don’t have a Lululemon but we have a Wii Fit- Me & my daughter do Wii Fit and sometimes the boys join in… not at all the same but I actually have a problem w/ exercise- doing it and getting motivated to do it- Among various reasons I am also too small as in I am 5′ 8 1/2″ and weigh 117 lbs- NOT GOOD Ladies! No, “Oh, I wish I were you” comments please- As many people know it is not good to be underweight either. My biggest fear on exercise is that I will lose weight- I need to tone and get back my muscle strength and bone strength though- I am far from healthy- I do look good with clothes ON!- LOL Okay I sometimes get long winded- HEAB, if ya have tips on gaining and can give me some pointers on Yoga, I am following so I can learn- Thx bunches!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 11, 2009 at 11:13 pm

LUV2CUSmile, Not sure what to tell you about the weight gain as I’m not sure how or what you eat. When people do ask me about weight gain, I always recommend calorically dense smoothies made with full fat coconut milk, frozen bananas or avocados, and nut butter. It is totally possible to gain weight with “healthy food”. It does not require a bunch of junk food.

As far as yoga goes, my first recommendation is to find a good studio in your area. I did not fall in love with my practice until I started going to a studio. The yoga classes offered at my gym never did much for me. The teachers were good for the most part, but yoga in a big cold aerobics room is not ideal. Also, it is so important to learn correct form in the beginning, and I love going to smaller classes where the instructor can pay attention to each student and adjust them. Most studios offer beginner level classes. However, they can be pretty pricey. Below are several great at-home options:

For DVD’s, I really like Polly’s DVD, and I have some of the Sarah Ivanhoe DVD’s as well. They are all great. I also like finding free yoga online:

– Polly has some great online videos perfect for beginners. They are all about 10 minutes in length, completely free, and a great place to start b/c she does the yoga along with you. – Dave Farmar: http://www.davefarmar.com/. His podcasts are pretty advanced and free. However, I’ll be honest, his constant talking drives me nuts! – I also really like Sadie Nardini half hour power series. Maggie posted a link here: http://www.thesaladgirl.com/2009/01/07/refreshing-power-yoga -sequence/. – Yoga to the People has 9 different 60 minute power yoga classes you can download as well: http://www.yogatothepeople.com/tryOnlineClass.shtml – You can try tons of free 20 minute classes over at http://www.yogadownload.com, one of my favorite yoga websites. Love all their classes, especially the new videos.

thebalancebroad December 11, 2009 at 9:31 pm

That hammock looks like the best thing since sliced….bananas. YUM!

I LOVE “Breath of Heaven.” I grew up on all of Amy’s Christmas CDs…it’s just so comforting. I”m sure you have to like “Tennessee Christmas,” right? ;-)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 11, 2009 at 11:03 pm

balancebroad, Will always have a soft spot in my heart for TN Christmas. :)

Jess December 11, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Great hammock ;)

Sounds like you have been getting some awesome workouts!!
<3 jess

candice December 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Once again, you have given me inspiration made of pure genius, known as banana hammock + melted dark chocolate chips + kabocha. The chocolate alone is enough food porn to last me who knows how long… :)

Bekah December 11, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I made a banana hammock!!

Margie December 11, 2009 at 11:43 pm

The banana hammock looks so yum!

Christopher Ian Hill December 11, 2009 at 11:57 pm

That Banana dish does look good! I have yet to try Kobocha? Can I find that at any store? ( I like the Japanese name. I speak little Japanese and have a few of Japanese friends) Anything with Banana’s look good with me…except, where is the almond butter? :)

~Chris :)

Luv2CUSmile December 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

HEAB! Thx for the links- I am going to save these in favs and check them out!
Well, I do eat healthy. I do love to bake and make some pretty nice “quick foods” dips and such! My biggest thing is I have a high metabolism. I have 5 kids and now at 3X…. LOL I weigh less than I did in HS- BUT, I was also in quite a few athletic activities in HS and I did weight training daily along w/ stretches, etc- I take after my Dad’s side so a lot is hereditary, I just got cheated out of my Mom’s genes- LOL
My biggest problem has been of late, my work schedule and of course that prevented me from having a regular eating schedule. I would eat like twice a day and small snacks in between (mostly good stuff but not substance really) granola, trail mix, fruit, whatever I could take in to work but also what would be quick to grab at a local foodery. I worked 12 plus hours a day- I say “worked” because 3 mos ago I resigned… Many years of working 6 days a week and long days and nights, I was starting to feel it to hard and when the industry slumped I was no longer willing to sacrifice… so long story short, I am at home- will maybe return to work but not looking right now- I need to get healthy before my 40th! April 2010! My eating habits are great as far as quality (for the most part) We use flax, benefiber, fruits and veggies galore, but i also love my dairy, my meats, and I still tend to eat big at one meal and the rest are small while I always fix an appetizer type of sorts somewhere in the day- I love to have quick foods ready for anyone to have at any time- Quesadillas, chili-cheese dip, spinach-artichoke dip (the best and my fav), chicken strips, etc- Oh! & always smoothies- I love! I do a lot of chicken breast and bacon on my salads w/ eggs, beans, cheese, etc (I like a lot of “shtuff”)- But exercise and me… I need to get past the pains and the inhibitions… Make sure I can commit, (I will do Wii Fit 2 days and then not again for 3 more…) No schedule I guess. & that is also because I have so much time to do anything else now that I haven’t been able to do for years- literally… Okay, again w/ my rambling- Just wanted to give a bit background so maybe you could understand more. I appreciate the tips- I am going to check out the links and streams, also I have been watching your blog and others so hope I can set something up for myself based on the research I do! Thx again! Ya got a follower here!

Ashley December 12, 2009 at 5:22 am

I love that you took a photo with the 18 pounder! I would totally do the same thing…

CaSaundra December 12, 2009 at 7:43 am

It’s definitely a good thing your working out how you enjoy it. Otherwise your much less likely to give it your all :-)

Tina December 12, 2009 at 9:39 am

Ohhh my that banana hammock…no words.

Nicole December 12, 2009 at 10:01 am

Ah that banana hammock looks awesome!! I MUST try this soon.
Isn’t staying in a hotel so much fun??

XOXO

RunToTheFinish December 12, 2009 at 11:17 am

Wanted to let you know my scale arrived while I was out of town. wohoo!! i’m going to post about it soon! Can I still enter the vita mix giveaway?? I’m not ever having kids so I can’t give you that, but I would probably swap one of my cats

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 12, 2009 at 11:22 am

RunToTheFinish, So happy your scale arrived. Hope you like it, and yes you still enter the giveaway. You haven until midnight tomorrow night. Just make sure and comment on the *Vita-Mix Giveaway* post. People keep commenting on the *A Blendalicious Giveaway* post – they are not reading directions!

Heather Ezell December 12, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Hmmm. I had a banana hammock for breakfast this morning! Where did you get your leg warmers? They’re fabulous, and I’m going to need a pair for my winter in Colorado. ;)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Heather, I freaking love my leg warmers! I actually got them at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. Random!

blissfulbellas December 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm

That is the most delicious looking banana hammock i have ever seen! i havent tried kabocha yet but everyone is making it look so delicious!! i tried to get it the last time i was at the market but they didnt have any! erg why must they stand in my way of squash love? lol

as for your giveaway i am super exciteddddd!!! you are just amazing to be doing this. You are going to make whoever wins this giveaway possibly the happiest person in the world (step aside St. Nick, theres a new santa in town!) everytime i see our blender, im invisioning its demise and replacement with an awesome Vitamix :D

ahh cannot wait…crossing fingers!!!
-Bella Lena

Naomi December 12, 2009 at 3:04 pm

OMG the banana hammock looks incredible what a great creation of flavors together :) so creativeeee :)

Heather December 12, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Lol I love that it’s called banana hammock. Looks tasty!

Leg warmers make me happy. I’m always cold and they keep me nice n toasty.

Carolyn December 12, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Banana Boats!!!.. that’s them Cookie.. thanks.. “flashback moment”

The Pancake Girl December 12, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Haha those banana hammocks are so funny- and yum looking!

gina December 12, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Heather, since you have upped the protein, what about your water intake? My brother says people need to drink a lot of water if you eat more protein. But how much? Its hard to stomach any water or liquid when filled up on food. How much do you drink a day?

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 12, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Gina, I’m by no means eating a high protein, low carb diet. Just cutting back on grains a bit, and my water intake has stayed the same. Water is my beverage of choice, and I drink anywhere from 8 to 12 eight ounce servings a day.

ohhmay December 12, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Re: Squash Whip
I roast kabocha squash in foil and cool it in the sealed foil so it retains it’s moisture, then cut it into cubes and put it in freezer bags.
In a food processor, I do the same thing as banana whip but add 1-2 tbsp Jay Robb (egg white or brown rice) then cocoa powder, a pinch instant decaf coffee, and a cube of frozen chocolate soy pudding. (you can do without this, but it makes it a little creamier)
It’s really good topped with peanut butter, and my favorite so far is 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 kabocha whipped together with cocoa. It’s a little sweeter and SO filling!! :-D

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 13, 2009 at 9:24 am

Ohhmay, Thanks so much. I will definitely be trying this!

brittac December 13, 2009 at 10:05 am

I love lulumon too…but its way outa my price range :(

Lara (Thinspired) December 21, 2009 at 12:54 am

I am just catching up on all of your posts that I haven’t read! Had to comment on this one and say that I love that Amy Grant album :) Also, great pic of you and Justine. I don’t think either one of you could take a bad photo!

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