FIT Life- In Action

We are excited the Cherry Blossom 10-miler is only 10 days away!

It has been the perfect motivator for the FITgals to stay active during this chilly spring.  We have been training every week and feel ready to conquer this exciting challenge!

We are hoping we will get to see some gorgeous cherry blossoms along the way too!

Here is what the FITgals have been up to this week:

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A yummy lunch for a snowy “spring” day: sweet green juice and SouperGirl kale and chick pea soup!

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Delicious vegan ramen at the Diakaya in Penn Quarter!

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Craving GREEN!!!!

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10 days to go before the 10-miler!

Have a great weekend!

xox

FITgals

FITfare: Go Mediterranean!

FARE CHALLENGE

I’m not usually a person to try whatever new diet is on the market– Paleo, gluten-free, South Beach….there’s a lot of fad diets out there and the research can sometimes be misleading.

Recently, an article written in the New York Times described a study (The New England Journal of Medicine) published that promotes HUGE health benefits of switching to a Mediterranean diet full of extra virgin olive oil, fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, beans, nuts, and even a glass (or two) of wine! The research concluded about 30% of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk, if they switch to a Mediterranean diet.  Now that’s convincing!!!!

The FITgals decided to put me up to the Fare Challenge and have me test out the Mediterranean diet for a week.  I followed a FIT meal plan and was surprised at how yummy everything turned out (see a sample and pics below)!  The good news was I already incorporated some of these essentials into my current diet, but it was wonderful to have extra motivation to eat healthy. I followed the meal plan for a week, and I loved it! I lost 2lbs, gained energy, slept better, and ate very colorful plates 🙂  All in all, the Mediterranean diet is more of a healthy lifestyle full of good wholesome nutrient rich foods that satisfy your taste buds while not making you feel deprived.  The key to this challenge was having a clear framework and menu for the week in order to make healthier choices… even including my vino! Overall, the Mediterranean lifestyle is an easy AND delicious option!

Sample Menu- Day 1

Breakfast: Spinach omelet w/ 1/4 avocado & tomatoes

Snack: carrots and hummus

Lunch: Arugula Chick Pea Salad, 1/2 sliced apple, 1/4 avocado, evoo & vinegar

Dinner: Grilled Salmon with sautéed spinach and quinoa

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Checkout some of the healthy & delicious meals from my menu!

Pan-Seared Salmon with Spinach and Quinoa

Pan-Seared Salmon with Spinach and Quinoa

Sweetgreen Spinach Salad with Chickpeas and Avocado

Sweetgreen Spinach Salad with Chickpeas and Avocado

Tomato Soup with Rice, Kale and Veggies

Tomato Soup with Rice, Kale and Veggies

Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken with Spinach Salad

Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken with Spinach Salad

Red Pepper and Spinach Omelette with Avocado

Red Pepper and Spinach Omelette with Avocado

Whole Wheat Linguine with Shrimp, Spinach, and Capers

Whole Wheat Linguine with Shrimp, Spinach, and Capers

Give it a try and go Mediterranean!

~FITsingle

FITLife-In Action

Jumping into spring has turned out to be more like jumping back into jackets and gloves this year.

But the FITgals believe that spring is around the corner! We are preparing to run the Cherry Blossom 10miler on April 7th and can’t wait to enjoy the gorgeous blossoms on our run!

Regardless of the weather, spring dress season is almost here so– get out, get active, and get FIT!

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The FITgals are still OBSESSED with CorePower Yoga!

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Cherry Blossom 10-miler coming soon!

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Leftover lunch salad: brown rice, avocado & almonds

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Local FIT fav: Core72

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Delish Dinner: tilapia and spinach salad!

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My little boy said mama!

Have a great and FIT weekend!

xox

The FITgals