I hit the 6 month mark this past weekend while visiting my new niece in California! Awesome time. I don’t know why I don’t live there – it’s the lifestyle for me. Lots of ways to be active, beautiful, warm and healthy food available easily.  With the lack of sun we’ve been having – geez. I can’t take it. It was a rough few days being back with no sun.

At 6 months I am running occasionally. Some mornings I wake up and just have side stitches or cramps so that I can’t run, so I walk. I’m staying active walking, attempting to run, and lifting heavy weights. My favorite workouts are tabatas and then lots of walking, my goal is 5 miles a day and 10,000 steps from my fitbit just in daily activities and being active 🙂  I’m having lots of trouble getting to sleep at night, it’s hard to get comfortable!  I asked for an alternative to my glucose test (the drink) and was able to eat a meal and get my blood sugar tested 2 hours later. Unfortunately the meal was almond butter on a spoon because I was running out the door. Hopefully that turns out okay!

Last, I’m switching back to green tea and green smoothies for the time being instead of coffee. I wasn’t loving the coffee and was really making lattes, and I didn’t drink it while away, so back to green tea for now, or a smoothie or smoothie bowl to start the day off!
I really want to try the Square Bars, I follow them on instagram, it makes me want a smoothie bowl with square bar pieces on top!
Have you tried them?

While in Cali, I found this place called Veggie Grill and got a meal there everyday! It was vegan and yummy! Have you been there?


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I think this was the Caesar Salad!

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My daily life was wake up before the sun (because of the time change), warmup on the treadmill, then run/walk/jog right along the beach.


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Then, sit by the pool until my parents were ready to go!

I was taking nutrition notes. I really want to get my health coach certification 🙂 so I dream and study all of it.

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While there I hit the 6 month mark:

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We found a smoothie place or two…and I got my parents into drinking them 🙂

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More from veggie grill. BLT salad.

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Then I returned home 🙁  Responsibilities, meal planning, you know…

I found a great recipe for bread and adapted it. The original recipe is from Bob’s Red Mill.

Here’s the recipe I used:

1 1/2 LB loaf:
1 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup agave nectar
3 1/2 cups 100% White Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons SAF yeast
I put all of that into the bread machine and this is what came out:


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It’s delicious and awesome for sandwiches. Yum yum!

Since I’ve been home, I’ve been looking up houses in california. Tell me why I shouldn’t live there!



  1. mommyrunfaster Reply

    That sounds like an amazing trip!!

    Are you still considering integrative nutrition? They have a real this week for $1500 off tuition, let me know and I’ll send you the details!

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