Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness


Good morning!

My allergies are killing me this morning! I could only breathe out of one nostril this morning (HOT) and my throat is scratchy. I don’t feel sick….just pollinated. Which is why I chose to make a delicious smoothie for breakfast!

This might have been the best one yet. I bought this new organic protein powder yesterday on sale (this but in fair trade chocolate) and it made all the difference! Move over Designer Whey, Teras Whey has taken over the throne!
My smoothie contained 1 scoop of the chocolate, 1 tsp maca, 1 scoop chocolate superfood, 1 cup almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen berries and 1 T peanut butter.
And then I went to the gym for treadmill triumph. I did 40 minutes of speed walking on a gradual incline. I always forget how much that kicks my butt. My tank top was literally drenched in sweat (HOT…again). I’m about to jump in the shower, make some foooooood and then head to the wine center for day two of training.
I shall return.

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    June 2, 2010 at 10:15 am

    my allergies are killing me too!! Yuck! Do you take any allergy meds? have a good day playing with grapes 🙂

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    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    June 2, 2010 at 10:20 am

    That smoothie looks wonderful!

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    Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    June 2, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Hope you’re feeling better soon! My allergies have been awful this year…

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    June 2, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Since you are outdoors so much, I would look into new allergy meds! And that smoothie looks great! I have been making chocolate cherry bombs and they are absolutely awesome! I use chocolate superfood for the chocolate part and they are just so so good! I have been drinking them every day for about a week!

    Hope you are feeling better and that your second day at work is great!

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    June 2, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Ugh…allergies are the worst. Have you ever tried adding bee pollen to your smoothies? I think it’s actually supposed to help. And Woody Nelson does it 🙂

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    Jessica @ How Sweet
    June 2, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I’d love to try Tera’s Whey. Wonder if I can find it around here.

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    June 2, 2010 at 10:42 am

    **WILLIE Nelson 🙂

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    June 2, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Smoothie looks awesome! Hope those allergies get in check!

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    Bethany @ More Fruit Please
    June 2, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Smoothies always help! Hope you start breathing through both nostrils soon!

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    June 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

    That smoothie looks and sounds good!
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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    June 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I read somewhere recently that yogurt can really help with seasonal allergies… I get them really bad as well! It’s worth I shot… and besides, I love yogurt!

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    Sarah for Real
    June 2, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I’ve recently been banned from running for a while, so I loved hearing that you did a speed walking workout!

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    June 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I hope you start to feel better!

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    June 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Gah, I seriously need to get some maca and some of that superfood stuff…
    I’m sorry your allergies are so bad! I hope you feel better soon 🙁

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    Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    June 2, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Ugh, hate allergies! My husband’s pollen allergy is terrible, to the point it’s hard for him to go outdoors right now. 🙁

    That smoothie looks delish.


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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

    it’s crazy how great of a workout walking can be! allergies suck though…i’m thankful to have major issues with them, but i hate it when they act up!

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    Michelle @ NewLeafEats
    June 2, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I feel ya about the allergies! Mine kick in (with a VENGEANCE!) during the summer/early fall. Not looking forward to it!

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    June 2, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I usually crave oats in the morning but it’s been so HOT here than all I want is a cold bowl of cereal or some fruit.

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    June 2, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I hope you’re enjoying your new job. 🙂

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    June 2, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I take Claritin and it helps a lot. Have you tried eating local honey? Supposedly that helps built immunities to local allergens.

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    June 2, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Ick, I was the same way a few months back and it was miserable. Damn pollen.

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    June 2, 2010 at 11:49 am


    can you tell me more about your treadmill speedwalking workout? like what speed/incline? do you hold it steady the whole time or vary it? always find it inspiring to know what other people are doing for workouts. i cant run anymore (back surgery) so trying to get into speedwalking. Thank you. P.S. the lentils looked awesome!

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    Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    June 2, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Yeah – allergies have been nasty here, too. Hope yours go away soon!

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    June 2, 2010 at 11:54 am

    <3 the chocolate super food mix BUT the strawberry is better!!! Dont forget Flax and Fish Oil-- Great for digestion and heart. Putting them in my protein shakes makes them go down easier. Keep up the good work!!! visit

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    June 2, 2010 at 11:54 am

    You know that dark leafy greens help with allergies… add some spinach to that smoothie 🙂

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    June 2, 2010 at 11:55 am

    sorry just realized I dont know you– got confused thought I was responding to my friends blog– oops– my apologies

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    June 2, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I hate allergy sick because it seems to never end. But a smoothie sounds great right now.

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    Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    June 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    It’s definitely Zrytec season! Jealous of your time on the treadmill, I’m not going to be able to work that in today. Have fun at training!

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    Laura @ youngDCliving
    June 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Ugh, allergies are the worst 🙁

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    Kati @ Living Well
    June 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I heart incline walking!!! Outdoor hills are nice too when it’s not BLAZING HOT!!

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    June 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    That’s how I’ve felt all spring. This Mid-Atlantic air kills me. I’m not even sure if I have a left nostril anymore.

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    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I know the extra grade really wears me out fast

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    Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy)
    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    There are so many different ways to work out on the treadmill. Messing with incline and speed keeps it interesting.

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    June 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Jenna-need some deets on the incline/speed walking workout-I need some variety as running alone can really kill my knees….just wondering what you did to work up a good sweat!

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    June 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I just ordered my very first blender since the only one I had (a gift) smashed on the floor mid-milkshake making (the horror!).

    This thing looks delightful! If you’d ever care to share your top five smoothie combos, I would be all ears and I’m sure others would too!

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    June 2, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    yikes! Gotta love the allergy season.

    I hope you start feeling better soon! Remember, a good run always gets the body heated up which releases congestion. Hit it sister.

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    June 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I think sometimes a good walking workout is harder than running. With running, you get a momentum going, but walking you are putting effort into every step.
    I’ve heard good things about that protein powder.

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    June 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Smoothies are my go-to on days when Im feel so-so.

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    Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    GREAT looking smoothie 🙂 Hope your allergies clear up soon!

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    Alycia @ Fit n Fresh
    June 2, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I think it’s crazy how much a little incline can kick your butt during a workout! Blows my mind, I’m gonna have to add a little incline action to my next treadmill run – thanks for reminding me!

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    Paige (Running Around Normal)
    June 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Hill walking is amazing! I typically love to do this in the winter when it’s too cold to train for races 🙂

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    June 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    So many posts about the heat. Lots of treadmill time going on around these parts.

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    June 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Speed walking is some serious stuff!!! Who says walking can’t be a workout…

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Hope your allergies clear up for you soon! I hate feeling stuffed, and this is definitely the time of year for it. Ugh…

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    June 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I love that your protein powder was fair trade!

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    June 2, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I love a good butt kicking workout.

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    June 3, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Thanks for the treadmill inspiration! I didn’t feel like running today so I just set the treadmill on 14% and zoned out with a magazine. Then I noticed that I was SOAKED and had finished my workout!

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    April Knight
    December 13, 2019 at 3:29 am

    This is goood!!) I like
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