Monday, December 27, 2010

24 Day Challenge - Make 2011 healthy!

Looking to jumpstart your weight loss, have more energy, and better your overall health in 2011!?
Then what are you waiting for!? Now's the time to take the
24 Day Challenge with Sara B Consulting!

This bundle features everything you need to get you moving toward your next goal and create your healthy lifestyle change.
Along with receiving Sara B's 10 Principles to a healthy lifestyle change, recipe suggestions, grocery lists, and goal tracking, you will be provided with all the nutrition products you need to guide you in the process.

Days 1-10 Cleanse Phase
The first ten days are about cleansing your body of toxins and preparing for optimal nutrient absorption, and you may enjoy weight loss as well! Kinda like an oil change for the body.*

Days 11-24 Max Phase
Give your body the best tools you need to achieve your next weight management goal during days 11-24!*
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Feedback from recent clients:
Gretta, 35, mom and graduate student
"I lost 10 pounds, lost an inch around my waist, thigh, and calf. I have more energy and feel great about my food choices now. I liked having a plan on what I was going to eat for the
day. That kept me from making poor eating choices. The plan was very easy to follow. I really enjoyed the Sara B Principles and recipes. They helped me stay on track. I was surprised to see the results I did!"

Jeff, 39, avid cyclist, completion through Cleanse Phase
I made serious gains in upper body definition, I feel the Catalyst played a huge role in it.
I Lost 8-10 lbs and energy level was real good. Able to work night shift with no caffine.
The schedule wasn’t to tough and Sara was always offering encouragement and advice. Every few days she would send a recipe with an encouraging in an email. This was a positive experience that can be attributed to both the Challenge guidelines and Sara’s input and positive attitude."

Limited to the first 5 people!

Until next time...
look good, feel good, do good

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

'Tis the Season part 2

It's Christmas week!
To celebrate, J and I have treated ourselves to little indulgences such as dinner at Cafe Dodici in Washington, IA.
and cross country skiing out at Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City

don't worry, I was uber cautious not to fall

and of course, another batch of Christmas cheer
Uncle Bob's Cookies

recipe from my Grandma's kitchen in 1955
Ingredients & Instructions:
1 C white sugar
1 C brown sugar
1 C butter
Beat well.
Add in
2 eggs
1 t Watkins vanilla
2 1/2 C flour - I with 1/2 white whole wheat flour
2 t baking powder
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
Mix well.
Add in
2 C oatmeal
2 C coconut
chocolate chips, M&M's, butterscotch chips -whatever gets your jingle on.
Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes.
So so good!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Until next time...
look good, feel good, do good

Monday, December 20, 2010

The 10 Best Greens for You

Since everything seems to be red and green these I thought I would highlight
The 10 Best Greens for You
From: The South Beach Diet
Research shows that eating dark greens may help maintain good health
by reducing your risk of heart disease, some cancers, and several
other illnesses. They're also rich in beta-carotene, folate, and
vitamins C, E, and K, which help protect against free radicals
(unstable oxygen molecules that can damage cells). Eating dark
greens regularly may also lower blood pressure and cholesterol,
promote normal eyesight, and improve gastrointestinal function.

Include these 10 nutritional powerhouses in your diet:
Beet greens
Bok choy

Brussels sprouts
Collard greens

Kale (check out my kale chip recipe)

Mustard greens
Romaine and red-leaf lettuce
Swiss chard

Turnip greens
How Much Is Enough?
The most recent dietary guidelines published by the US Department of
Health and Human Services recommend consuming at least 3 cups of
dark-green vegetables per week, but if you're like most Americans,
you don't get enough.
The good news: All vegetables contribute to a healthy eating plan. So
eat a wide variety — both green and otherwise — throughout the week,
and you'll take a big step toward providing your body with the nutrients
it needs.

Until next your greens &
look good, feel good, do good

Friday, December 17, 2010

Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen

Arriving at your destination is great, but traveling there can be quite the drag...
many people battle getting sick, hungry, and stressed while traveling
to help combat this I come well prepared with healthy food that not only helps me stay bug-free while vacationing but also saves me money as I don't have to purchase sub-par airport food
food list:
homemade turkey jerky
Kind, Cliff and Odwalla bars
dried fruit
chocolate bites for my sweet tooth
protein powder
my breakfast pack:
steal cut oats, raisins, honey, protein, PB, multi-vitamin
don't get me wrong though....I love checking out the local fare...

La Buena Vida was right on the beach in Akumal

you could even eat and drink in these sketchy, but cool treehouses
we opted for the "ground-level" table
lots of ceviche

and guac!

fish tacos are a fan favorite
our first night in Playa at a very authentic eatery. It was literally right on the sidewalk

we could not figure out what this was, turns out it is a giant hanging thing of meat...kinda looks like a bee hive

We did do other things besides enjoy cervezas (well not me) and guacamole....
here are some of the highlights
Jeremy and I and Kelli and Mike
Playn' and relaxn' by the pool

J tried his hand at these giant water balls

it gave us a good laugh

work it boys
We headed to Cozumel for a day trip

and rented scooters to make our way around the island
does this remind anyone else of "Dumb & Dumber"

the scooters allowed us to see some less populated and beautiful places
however, about 15 minutes till we got back to town Mike's scooter gave a startling pop and died....
notice Mike pushing his scooter as J joyfully rides away
waiting & waiting for a ride
maybe if I flash my baby bump that will speed things along

maybe we should have gone with one of these

trying on some of the local attire
Catamaran ride and snorkeling

we stopped at a beach for burgers and got to play on all these fun water toys!

the Cozumel Ironman just happened to be the previous weekend...J was in heaven. We even ran into people we knew from Des Moines!

J spent the entire afternoon building his beach front property
where's the nursery?
Tulum beach with Mayan ruins in background

Dive shop, pool....where else would you need to go!?
Akumal beach

Sunrise on our last morning

Hey....let go!

do we look like movie stars!?
now we're back in 10 degree weather and least it feels like Christmas!
Until next time...
look good, feel good, be good