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Yoga and running

Every year during the summer and into the fall I find a new way to challenge myself physically and mentally by venturing into new arenas of health and fitness.

This summer I’ve decided to dedicate my time to yoga and running.

This week I begin training for a 5k and in the coming weeks I’ll find a race to participate in once I reach my goal.

Should be a fun journey - and a tough one too.

Although I love running, I hate it as well so this should be interesting.

At least the yoga will help me with soreness and injury prevention ;)

I’ll update as I go along - the hardest part is getting started.

Wish me luck!

From our friends over at:  Luccamagazine:

Vegan-friendly Protein Sources
Proteins are an essential part of your diet! Simply put, they are needed to build new cells and tissues in your body (you might think that this sounds a bit boring but trust me, it’s important!), as well as helping make hair and nails grow stronger and quicker. They’re also perfect to eat in the “golden hour” before or after working out, as this is the hour when lean muscle builds best. Read up on some of my favourite foods to eat for protein!
Though proteins are available in many different foods, the first sources that spring to mind are meat and dairy products; a huge number of people can’t actually come up with any alternatives. One of a born-again vegan’s first concerns is: “but where do I get my protein?” Tell somebody you’re vegan, this is likely to be the first thing they’ll say to you. Well, hopefully this wee list of vegan-friendly, protein-packed foods will help alleviate your worries:
Almonds - 21g of protein per 100g. Best in moderation, as nuts are quite high in fat.
Chard - 2g of protein per 100g. 2g doesn’t sound like a lot, but 100g of this leafy vegetable is only 20 calories and less than 0.1g of fat, making it a perfect option for side salads.
Green peas - 3.8g of protein per 100g. An environmentally friendly food! Research shows that pea crops can be beneficial to soil.
Nut butters - almond: 23g of protein per 100g, cashew: 17g of protein per 100g, peanut: 23g of protein per 100g. I would recommend making these at home, as shop-bought varieties usually have a lot of additives.
Pinto beans - 21g of protein per 100g. Also high in cholesterol-lowering fibre.
Quinoa - 14g of protein per 100g. This health food has soared in popularity recently, so nowadays you can find it anywhere from small, local food boutiques to large supermarkets.
Red lentils - 25g of protein per 100g. Red lentils are said to be the best tasting variety, and they’re low in fat.
Spinach - 3g of protein per 100g. Another good option for salads, as spinach is higher in protein than a lot of other leafy vegetables (it’s also rich in iron, something vegans and vegetarians can easily become deficient in).
Sunflower seeds - 21g of protein per 100g. High in vitamin E, and good for adding to salads.
Happy vegan-ing!
Caitlin / My Blog
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From our friends over at:  Luccamagazine:

Vegan-friendly Protein Sources

Proteins are an essential part of your diet! Simply put, they are needed to build new cells and tissues in your body (you might think that this sounds a bit boring but trust me, it’s important!), as well as helping make hair and nails grow stronger and quicker. They’re also perfect to eat in the “golden hour” before or after working out, as this is the hour when lean muscle builds best. Read up on some of my favourite foods to eat for protein!

Though proteins are available in many different foods, the first sources that spring to mind are meat and dairy products; a huge number of people can’t actually come up with any alternatives. One of a born-again vegan’s first concerns is: “but where do I get my protein?” Tell somebody you’re vegan, this is likely to be the first thing they’ll say to you. Well, hopefully this wee list of vegan-friendly, protein-packed foods will help alleviate your worries:

  • Almonds - 21g of protein per 100g. Best in moderation, as nuts are quite high in fat.
  • Chard - 2g of protein per 100g. 2g doesn’t sound like a lot, but 100g of this leafy vegetable is only 20 calories and less than 0.1g of fat, making it a perfect option for side salads.
  • Green peas - 3.8g of protein per 100g. An environmentally friendly food! Research shows that pea crops can be beneficial to soil.
  • Nut butters - almond: 23g of protein per 100g, cashew: 17g of protein per 100g, peanut: 23g of protein per 100g. I would recommend making these at home, as shop-bought varieties usually have a lot of additives.
  • Pinto beans - 21g of protein per 100g. Also high in cholesterol-lowering fibre.
  • Quinoa - 14g of protein per 100g. This health food has soared in popularity recently, so nowadays you can find it anywhere from small, local food boutiques to large supermarkets.
  • Red lentils - 25g of protein per 100g. Red lentils are said to be the best tasting variety, and they’re low in fat.
  • Spinach - 3g of protein per 100g. Another good option for salads, as spinach is higher in protein than a lot of other leafy vegetables (it’s also rich in iron, something vegans and vegetarians can easily become deficient in).
  • Sunflower seeds - 21g of protein per 100g. High in vitamin E, and good for adding to salads.

Happy vegan-ing!

Caitlin / My Blog

(Image Source)

Posted on Jun 8, 2014 with 1 noteShare
8 Ways to Extend Your Long Runrunnersworld.com
How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury.1. Slow your pace. You’ll save ener­gy for those bonus miles by slow­ing your pace. You should feel com­fort­able and able to carry on a con­ver­sa­tion. A good rule of thumb: Add 90…

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run
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How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury.

1. Slow your pace. You’ll save ener­gy for those bonus miles by slow­ing your pace. You should feel com­fort­able and able to carry on a con­ver­sa­tion. A good rule of thumb: Add 90…

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These Habits Will Help Prevent Weight Gain at Work
Jenny Sugar, fitsugar.com
These Habits Will Help Prevent Weight Gain at Work Skip the lunches out, and aim to bring a homemade salad every day. Since they’re low in calories and full of fiber, you can eat an enormous bowl of veggies without doing damage to your waistline.…

These Habits Will Help Prevent Weight Gain at Work
Jenny Sugar, fitsugar.com

These Habits Will Help Prevent Weight Gain at Work Skip the lunches out, and aim to bring a homemade salad every day. Since they’re low in calories and full of fiber, you can eat an enormous bowl of veggies without doing damage to your waistline.…

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Two Reasons to Make Smoothie Freezer Packs This Weekendfitsugar.com
You want a healthy breakfast, but you also want it to be fast and simple. Smoothies are a great option over a quick bowl of cereal, especially if you use frozen fruit and boxed or bagged prewashed spinach. But if you’re into switching up your gree…

I can’t wait til I get my blender

Two Reasons to Make Smoothie Freezer Packs This Weekend
fitsugar.com

You want a healthy breakfast, but you also want it to be fast and simple. Smoothies are a great option over a quick bowl of cereal, especially if you use frozen fruit and boxed or bagged prewashed spinach. But if you’re into switching up your gree…

I can’t wait til I get my blender

Posted on May 28, 2014 with 1,116 notesVIAShare

From our friends over at:  beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Chili Garlic Edamame. Healthy appetizer under 10 minutes!…RECIPE

Posted on May 26, 2014Share
Flat-Belly Time! Your No-Equipment Abs Workout
Lizzie Fuhr, fitsugar.com
Flat-Belly Time! Your No-Equipment Abs Workout Begin with your feet slightly wider than hip width apart and toes pointed slightly outward. Keeping your weight in your heels, sit back into your deep squat. Make sure your knees do not go beyond your…

Flat-Belly Time! Your No-Equipment Abs Workout
Lizzie Fuhr, fitsugar.com

Flat-Belly Time! Your No-Equipment Abs Workout Begin with your feet slightly wider than hip width apart and toes pointed slightly outward. Keeping your weight in your heels, sit back into your deep squat. Make sure your knees do not go beyond your…

Posted on May 25, 2014Share
Keep Going and Going and Going: How to Increase Your Endurance
Leta Shy, fitsugar.com
Keep Going and Going and Going: How to Increase Your Endurance A cup of coffee or tea in the morning doesn’t just give you a jolt for the office — it’s also a good way to give your workout the same wake-up. Studies have shown that drinking a cup o…

Something worth sharing! Endurance is key to any great cardio workout

Keep Going and Going and Going: How to Increase Your Endurance
Leta Shy, fitsugar.com

Keep Going and Going and Going: How to Increase Your Endurance A cup of coffee or tea in the morning doesn’t just give you a jolt for the office — it’s also a good way to give your workout the same wake-up. Studies have shown that drinking a cup o…

Something worth sharing! Endurance is key to any great cardio workout

Posted on May 22, 2014 with 1,013 notesVIAShare
In the mood for pasta tonight?  Try this one tonight:
Creamy Bow Tie Pasta w/Asparagus & Mushrooms | Courtesy of: Adventures in Cooking

In the mood for pasta tonight?  Try this one tonight:

Creamy Bow Tie Pasta w/Asparagus & Mushrooms | Courtesy of: Adventures in Cooking

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