Monday, May 28, 2012

#Mamavation Monday - Have a Great Week

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

I am so excited to be here on Monday with a little blog face lift and fresh outlook for the changing season. The strawberries are ripening in the fields and my garden is finally planted. I am looking forward to many more great days outside.

As for food, well, this is my favorite time of year! Our meals become a little less structured and based around what is growing and ready on the farm. Saturday night I grilled a basket of snow peas, today we are tucking into strawberries and tonight I will lightly steam a bunch of sugar snap peas. Do you find your meals change with the seasons? What fresh, local food do you look forward to?

My juicing adventure has started slowly but I am really enjoying it. The Omega 8004 is working out well, but I am already finding myself in a juice rut. I usually throw in; green apples, celery, lemon, ginger, spinach and cucumber. Do you have a favorite? Or favorite recipe site? I am looking to branch out.

Exercise? Well, gardening has been my workout of choice lately. And as a testament to "changing up the routine" I have already lost over 3lbs just by getting outside and moving. My garden space isn't quite weed-free yet, so I have to lose a bit more in the coming week.

I took a bit of a break from my C25K training and after the 5K earlier this month, I need to keep training to improve my time. Any good music you would recommend adding to my playlist? I really need a good beat to pound the pavement to.

Meal Plan - TBA... I am feeling in a South of the Border kinda mood, so probably a bunch of tacos and burritos with fresh salsa, unsweetened ice tea, strawberries and whipped cream - or a slight variation on that model.

Big congrats to Leah on her beautiful baby boy! I hope to add another Mamavation baby to the list next year, and hopefully will have something to announce soon. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

Have a safe and happy holiday everyone, and thank you to everyone with military family members. I know several Mamavation Sistas have husbands or loved ones serving and we appreciate everything you do for our country.

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