Have mat, will travel

I stole that headline from a friend. But I love it. So I had to use it.

I don’t believe I announced to my readers about my trip to Vegas this weekend. Though between my Facebook friends and fellow Challengers and my mom I think I got my readers covered.

Curt and I have made it a tradition to come to Vegas for the first weekend of March Madness. Our friends Jen and Dave have joined us for the past three years.

I decided for this long weekend that I would eat and drink whatever I wanted and tomorrow I would get back to my healthy lifestyle.

(Next week is going to present some major challenges with a planned co-worker lunch and two evening farewell drink and food fests for my boss who is about to retire.)

I hit the gym every morning this weekend, doing cardio and focusing on the push-up challenge. Damn, my shoulders, arms and upper abs are sore!

I also made sure to get my greens pretty regularly as well.

Getting greens in was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.

I have done well with my water intake. Not every meal … Continue reading

March Monthly Challenge: Greens and push-ups

Go Fit Girl!’s March Monthly Challenge comes to you from your fellow readers.

I asked for input from my readers on the February Monthly Challenge Facebook event page and got some great comments and ideas.

It’s March and that means St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness. (Go Cats! Grrrooowwwwllll!)

Nutrition: Going with a mixture of the two “holidays” that take place in March, we are gonna call the nutrition challenge the Getting in your Leafy Greens March Madness.

According to the Healthy Eating page on the San Francisco Chronicle website, sfgate.com, we should eat at least three to four servings of dark green leafy vegetables each week. The article lists some green leafy vegetables: spinach, romaine lettuce, broccoli, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, bok choy, turnip greens, dark green leafy lettuce, watercress and mesclun.

Green leafy vegetables have a number of essential nutrients, including fiber, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C and folate, and may lower your risk for chronic health issues.

If the green leafy is raw a serving is 1 cup, if it is cooked a serving is 1/2 cup.

When doing my research I saw a lot of hits stating that eating green leafy veggies can … Continue reading