Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Oats and more

Woke up to the cold. Yep you guessed it. OATMEAL!
1/2 cup 5 grain oats with milk and cinnamon and almonds
sprinkle on sweetener and there it is :)
Enjoyed with hazelnut coffee (in my santa mug)

Before work I had a fage 2% (so much better than 0%) with Dark Choc Chips.

1st day at La Mie Emilie and liked it alot actually
Time flew by and I met alot of nice people!
I teach core conditioning tonight and am going to go early to do a 30 min cardio circuit
(10 run 10 bike 10 elliptical)
Then tonight is CHILL time and probably watch football with Jaydun.
TOMORROW PICTURES FROM CHRISTMAS :)


Nelly

and YES I am on the foodie blogroll so if this is your 1st visit to WholeyFit..leave me some love and I will check out yours!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back in Indy

Christmas is over?
Wow did time fly by! We got back last night around 5 and were suppose to be in around 1! We got stuck in Chicago for a while due to ice and then sat on the plane for a good hour or so while they were deicing the plane. We landed in Indiana and then had to drive home in the snow. Needless to say it was pretty white snow :)


I got some very good gifts and am blessed to have been able to travel to see family and spend it with Jaydun. I got The softest Nike Fleece with matching gloves, braveheart the movie, enya the cd, some workout clothes, trader joes gift card!, the rest of our china from our registry, and plenty more. 
We are still unpacking, due to our lazyness last night. I am about to put in the laundry and clean up around here.
General Tso's again for dinner. Jaydun cannot get enough!
I have to say my favorite eats over the trip were sweet potatoes! 
We went to see the movie Avatar in the Raleigh Imax theater and it was amazing! I loved it and I had no clue what it was going to be about. 
Jaydun and I both agreed to buy it on dvd when it came out :) 


I took a big break from all activity on vacation and this morning felt SO GOOD to get back into it! Took bodypump and then tonight we are going to do circuits :)


I will post pictures later...until then I am cleanin up this joint!


Nelly


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Vacation!

Set out to fly to Raleigh, NC!
I love flying and we have a layover in Chicago :) 
Christmas was celebrated here last night and when I return from NC I will post about all the goodies I got from Jaydun! Love them all!
I have my essentials packed and some goodies (esp the Turkey Jerky from Trader Joes....we are addicted and only buy for trips!)
The book was a gift from Jaydun, and we are lookign to get one once we get a house! YIPPPIE!



MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Nelly

Monday, December 21, 2009

Goin Green!

GREEN!
If you didnt know I am all about COLORS. 
I try to get every color of the Rainbow in daily.
That really does not happen every day, BUT I try.
Thank goodness for this brand www.amazinggrass.com
I love the Chocolate Green Superfood mix and The Berry Bars.

I have one or the other EVERY DAY! Usually midday or the morning :)
Any Questions about it just ask or click on the icon to the right!


With that said we leave for NC in 2 days! (I am bringing a couple of the bars with me!) 

Another of my Favorite right now is Trader Joes Almond Butter (Creamy w/sea salt) It is the most reasonable price for natural nut butter. 


If you have not done the Kind Bar Giveaway! DO SO NOW!
All you need to do is post this on your blog or subscribe to mine; and write something kind you do over the holidays :) THEN POST ABOUT IT!



My Favorite Kind Bar is NUT DELIGHT!
So POST AWAY and Merry Christmas!
We get to open our presents TOMORROW since we will be away for the 25th!


Just bought these babygap shoes for my 2 nieces! Adorable...had to ship them though because we aren't going to see them! Plenty of Skype sessions I am sure :)

God Bless,


Nelly


PS. My favorite all time verse is Hebrews 12:1 


Saturday, December 19, 2009

New Do!

Just got back from running errands and a HAIRCUT! 
It is a change and I like it!

She styled it and thinned it out a TON. If you didnt know my hair is THICK. Literally half of my hair was on the ground! 
I ended up buying a product for the 1st time. It is called Tenacious by Benniefactor and it is to sculp the hair...she talked me into it (will probably last me years!) 
I went to Old Navy after and got some great deals (especially 1 dollar cozy socks!)
Now I am about to make General tsos chicken for Jaydun and get all warm and cozy in here because its snowing and cold!


SIGN UP FOR THE KIND GIVEAWAY IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY!


Nelly

KIND Giveaway!

KIND BAR GIVEAWAY!
www.kindsnacks.com


1. Name an act of kindness that you love to do over the holidays.
2. Post this giveaway on your blog or subscribe to this one and comment on it :)

Alright now write away!

and GET KINDED

Nelly

Meringues!

Nu Natural Meringues
So I tried this recipe and it was Delicious! Especially to know it was made from egg whites and all natural sweetener! Next time I will try adding cocoa :)
Winter Wonderland! We only got an inch or so BUT my whole family in Virginia got almost 2 feet! Needless to say I am very jealous!

Out to get the hair cut!

Nelly

Friday, December 18, 2009

Oh Nuts on the Go

Quick Post!
Our new favorite on the go snack.....

Perfect Combo!
Raw Almonds! and Dark Chocolate chips!



Thursday, December 17, 2009

plenty of WHOLE grains

I cannot believe that next week is already Christmas...and we fly out to North Carolina in 6 days! 


So a couple of things to update on:
First, GRAINS: 
1. Quinoa 
2. Amaranth (never had it or heard of it!)
3. Buckwheat groats
4. Bulgar (amazing recipe posting)


Beans with Pesto Bulgar

1 can great northern or cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
1 1/3 cups veggie or chix broth (fat free/ low sodium if available)
2/3 cup bulgar wheat
3/4 cup chopped red sweet red pepper (1 medium)
1/4 cup sliced green onions (2)
1/3 cup refrigerated pesto sauce (make your own or buy pre-made)

1. In medium pan, bring broth to boil; add bulgar. Return to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered,for about 15 mins or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat.

2. Meanwhile, drain and rinse beans and chop pepper and onions. In another medium pan, warm beans, pepper, onion, and pesto to serving temp. This should all take just about as long as the bulgar. Then throw it all together, add some ground black pepper, and enjoy. Yum Yum!!! Super healthy, easy, and good.



5. Barley
6. Millet
7. Brown Rice, Wheat Berries
8. Oatmeal 
Why is Oatmeal #8.... Probably because it is not a complete protein like Quinoa
BUT as you all probably know it is the most SATISFYING breakfast (or any meal) and has fiber and whole grains and with anything added, super yummy!


Next up is the 7 Spices that are SUPER spices :) 
Hint...one is CINNAMON! 


So i received 2 boxes yesterday :) 

One was from NuNaturals (all with natural sweetener) Stevia.....Plenty to bake with and not have to add sugar! I am going to post some baking recipes this weekend for the holidays :) BISCOTTI! Yum yum.


The other box was from Bora Bora Foods 
They sent an organic shirt (which I will sport tomorrow and take pictures) a tiki mug and BARS! I opened up the Exotic Coconut Almond. delicious.


As for me. Today I am stiff as a board! I taught Total tone and Cardio Circuit yesterday and way too many lunges, squats, mt climbers, army drops, speed drills, you name it! So today BODYFLOW. Yep, it does the body good.
Trust me, after a day of listing or resistance type training you need a good yoga based class, or at least stretch!


Tonight the COLTS play and Jaydun and I will be watching :)



Nelly

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It all comes down to the core....

Core conditioning tongiht :) I am looking forward to it, mostly because the next day my abs feel tight and sore, which in theory means I don't have to work them for a while right?


So the next part of nutrition action were the BEANS......                              The winner is: SoyBeans!
Surprised? I was! I was glad to hear though because I love snacking on edamame with sea salt. Perfect munch when you arent really hungry but you need SOMETHING in your mouth :)
1. Soybeans
2. Pinto Beans
3. Chickpeas (awesome in a salad)
4. Lentils
5. Black eyed-peas
6. Pink, Navy, Black, White
7. Lima, kidney


Interesting...at least I thought so!


With that said I just got a huge package Dr. McDougall's at Right Foods 
 2 boxes of natural organic oatmeal!
5 big cup soup: Split Pea, Tortilla, Curry, Lentil Couscous, and Tamale 
        I am really looking forward to the Lentil Couscous!
8 Ready to serve cartons: Black bean, Vegetable, Split Pea, Chunky Tomato, Red pepper tomato, Minestrone, and Lentil.


Needless to say we are set for the winter (for a while at least)!


I will take pictures and review them as they are slurped up....


Right now I am about to start working on my home-made gift for Jaydun.
We decided to each make a home-made gift in addition to our other gifts :) It is our first Christmas being married! Time flies....



Nelly

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nutrition Action


This is probably one of my favorite Newsletters!
I got this booklet in the mail that rates the healthiest vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, meats, and cereals! 
I am going to post one of each section a day and today is.....VEGGIES!
I have to say I LOVE veggies. To be honest my favorite is Broccoli and Winter squash. BUT I can make myself try anything if I make a concoction (which I am known for) 



Score/ calories/ vit K/ Lutein/ vit C/ Potassium/Fiber
That is how they did the analysis of each Food. Very Interesting.
I guess I will be making more Kale Chips and adding kale to soups :)

If you can't see them let me know or ask any questions.
Kale is #1...Spinach #2...then pretty much all the rest of leafy greens....
Canned pumpkin, sweet potatoe, broccoli....


TOMORROW are the BEANS...which one do you think are the best (most nutrient dense) I think you will be suprised :)


Nelly

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lunch Time


Onion and Garlic Shrimp from EatingWell.com

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/lemon_garlic_marinated_shrimp.html

I added Onion and didnt use the lemon :)

Delicious

New Do? Is it a go or a no go?

So I am getting in my typical winter mode. 
SEARCHING FOR A NEW HAIR STYLE.



My hair now....straight as can be and right past my shoulders


Here is the current picture that Jaydun and I found.....
Nellys new hair do.....maybe

Which one? or any other suggestions?
Hair Styles For Short Hair


Cute Short Hair Styles


Back later to post about the kickboxing class....


Nelly

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Whole Foods!

Forgot one last thing! TOMORROW Whole Foods has a holiday tasting fair.
I am not sure if it is every store but it is worth checking!
Holiday samples throughout the store.
Yes right after the kickboxing we are hitting up Whole Foods....hopefully for some delicious eats!

Nelly

Fun Friday

This is going to be short BUT you should make exercise FUN.
How so?
Intervals are my new favorite thing. Pick 3 or 4 of yours favorite machines at the gym.
Treadmill, Elliptical, Bike, Stairs, Rower......the list goes on.
Do 5 min. of each machine and switch to the next.
Do 2 or 3 rounds (depending on how long you want your total workout)
The last minute of each set go hard (faster than normal)
I can tell you that you will be sweating and will not be BORED.
This helps my boredom of working out in a gym since it is so COLD outside!
Then do core and back work (with obliques)
    Planks, Side planks, Supermans, and some heel digs.
Yep covered it all.
THEN STRETCH! my favorite part :)
Swan pose is my ultimate favorite stretch. Especially for the IT band (for you runners and walkers)
If you dont know what the stretch is, google it or ask me!

Tomorrow Jaydun and I are going to try out some kickboxing (martial arts studio)
HMMMM. Yes this shall be interesting and I will take photos of before and after.
With our comments of course!
I am already gearing up to be completely sore and beat!

UNTIL THEN.

NELLY

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

BRRR

It is 20 degrees out at the moment with crazy wind that shakes the windows!
Taught Total Tone this morning and then came back to do laundry and clean.
Finished my almond butter :( guess it is time to go get a new jar...trip to Trader Joes!

Practiced BodyFlow once again and think I have the new release down already :) I guess this cold weather is good for practicing, because it is the only thing to do inside!

I have alot of really good products to review soon and I am very excited about them! I have to figure out how to add tabs and all that jazz so it is easier to click and read!

Tomorrow the High is 19 degrees. BRRRR....going to make shrimp stiry fry with extra spicy sauce.
I miss this woman. AWOT.
This was after the Baltimore half marathon....I am thinking we just might have to do the INDY minimarathon in May....



Nelly

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Clean :)

Dentist appointment was yesterday and teeth are clean as can be! No cavities! Jaydun was not so clean.....two cavities :( He got them taken care of this morning and is numb on both sides.....Then in January he has to get his Wisdom teeth out! Which means I will be taking care of him and making plenty of smoothies (with amazing grass of course).

It snowed here in Indianapolis, which was our first of the season! Only about half an inch but it still covered everything and was nice to wake up to a white covering outside!

Been practicing the new BodyFlow and LOVE it! If you have never tried it you need to...or at least some form of thai chi, pilates, or yoga. The benefits are amazing (allow yourself 2 weeks to see!) . I  am hooked on all three. If I don't get it in at least 3 times a week my body gets tight. I teach core conditioning tonight and will do plenty of planks, double leg stretches, back work and obliques. Last week I was so incredibly sore, but will get adjusted after I get into it I am sure.

I have a new product coming my way called Flackers! They look amazing and the nutrition facts are even better. Essential omega fats, tons of fiber, lignens and protein. (obviously with the main ingredient being Flaxseed) They have them at whole foods, which we actually went to today. Got some more Kale, Kind bars, Salmon and tuna burgers, Stirfry and Synergy :)


Got a phone call with Flackers to talk about promoting in stores for displays! Until then sippin on some Vanilla coffee :)

Nelly

Flackers contest coming up!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Turkey Meatballs...those balls were MMM MMM goood

The most delicious meat I have ever had. Yep. Meatballs (turkey)
1.2 lb lean ground turkey
3 slices light whole wheat bread crumbed
1/4 cup skim milk
1 large egg
1 onion minced
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tbsp parsley
salt and pepper to taste (I used janes crazy mixed up salt)

Let milk soak in with bread for 5 min.
Mix Turkey with egg, onion, garlic, and spices.
Add bread mixture and press with fork to mix.
Make into balls of your liking :)

Bake on covered pan Medium Heat (15 to 20 min) Depending on size
Let brown on outside and deliciously tender on inside!

YUMMMMMMM.
Enjoy on its own or in a wrap or bread or however you like your balls!

Watching the Pitt football game....and them Florida vs. Alabama.....and then Clemson vs. GT.....
Practicing BodyFlow in there somewhere.
Relaxing day of Football and loving it!

Please post your favorite Health Bars to bring with you on the go.....right now mine is Kind Bar: Nut Delight


Nelly

Friday, December 4, 2009

Its the weekend :)

Just got done practicing the new BodyFlow 47 and LOVE it.
Jaydun and I went through it last night after a chilly walk (25 degrees) and it was actually the perfect thing to do before we veg out at night! Made veggie bean soup last night in the crockpot and realized I need to put that sucker into good use this winter! The seven day forecast is all in the 30's! BRRRRRRR!

What does this weekend entail?
Football games (lookin forward to Alabama and Florida)
Maybe ice skating?
Hopefully printing off our wedding pictures to put in our albums (way too many pictures!)
Christmas cards
Turkey Meatballs!!!!!
and some other warm food....probably oatmeal, omelets, hot chocolate?
Any good ideas?

The winner of the SYNERGY contest is........Shelley!

More contests to come so keep on checking in :)

Oh ya...really good start to the day....I had a Berry Superfood Bar and it was perfect with my morning coffee :) I really am hooked on all of the products, but my favorite is chocolate superfood mix, and I am growing very fond of the bars, especially when I am in a rush or on the go!

HAPPY DECEMBER!


Nelly

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cold Weather coming....


BAKING!

Light Peanut Butter Thumbprints! (or almond butter)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter, chunky or smooth
1/4 cup sweetener of choice
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup mashed banana
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)



Preheat oven to 375
Mix Sugar and peanut butter together.
Then add banana.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt.
Add flour mixture to bowl and mix on high.


Form the dough in circles then press down middle with thumb and add choc. chips in center.
Bake for 10 min or until lightly brown on bottom (chewy center)
Makes 14-18 (depending on size)


Had to bust out the Kitchen Aid after lunch. It is rainy and cold outside! Thank God I have classes to teach because the weather is no motivation to go out! This morning I taught Total Tone  and this evening I teach Cardio Circuits (which I LOVE). Last night was core conditioning and I am SORE! Have not done that much abs in a long time!


Thanks to  OH NUTS I get to have more nuts to eat and cook with! 
Yep: walnuts, almonds, and cashews
I love walnuts and almonds but I never got into cashews...who knows I might like them?
They are all natural and a good way to get in the healthy fats (walnuts have omega 3!)
I am on a nut kick.
Yes I still have my greensuperfood everyday and I think I am hooked. If you have any questions about the product feel free to email me! cndunlevy@gmail.com

Off to teach Cardio Circuit then meet jaydun there :)

Nelly


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Back home again in Indiana

Just got back from teaching BodyFlow and had lunch. It is December 1st already...where did the time go?
My two nieces getting in the bath!
We had a nice long trip back from Virginia and are now back at home. Thankful to have such family and able to see them on the holidays. Christmas is in North Carolina!


The high on thursday is 30! AHHH! I guess winter is coming and I will get sick of it after a week! 
I am doing laundry and cleaning while snackin and listening to christmas music! Then later I teach a core conditioning class and then hopefully cuddling up to a movie with jaydun (yes my favorite thing to do).


I also have to go pick up some presents this afternoon! I have a problem...when I get a gift for someone I want to tell them right away what it is because I am so excited about it! I guess I will have to wait.....


The SYNERGY giveaway is still going on and ends on Friday....What are your christmas traditions?


Happy Holidays and thankful Jesus was born so we could celebrate such an amazing event.


Blessed.


Nelly

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thankful

Thankful to be able to be in Virginia with all of my siblings and the parents. 
We had an amazing meal with turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, bulgar with beans and pesto, broccoli and cauliflower, and bread. Dessert was Pumpkin Souffle and Pecan Pie with ice cream.


Just had leftovers and are finally in the Christmas Season!


We have all been making smoothies and drinks with the Amazing Grass product and everyone loves it! Especially when you are eating other things and want to make sure you get in your greens and nutrients! Today they have 30% off sale going on so check it out!


My mother, sister, and I all did a circuit on the treadmills this morning. 
My sisters routine : 6 incline at 4mph spead ; every 4 minutes run at 7 mph for a minute; then 4 min at 4mph. We did this for 45 minutes then stretched. The whole goal was to not hold on the whole time (which we all did :) ) 


Now we are all lounging and then going shopping to Gap and probably Target and then hitting up the Virginia Tech bookstore to get some VT gear on sale ! 


Happy Holidays and GET GREEN!!!!



Nelly

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!!!

Yes another giveaway! SYNERGY!
usually you need more energy during the holidays right?
WELL I am having a giveaway for Synergy (kombucha drink) that I previously reviewed and loved. Well its a weird loved. At first I was like "hmm this is different" then the next sip was "wow I want some more" then you get a burst of energy and feel revived. Yep. That is it. 


SOOOOO the Holiday Giveaway is.......


Name your favorite holiday tradition to start of the Christmas season. 


Example: jaydun and I started ours by hanging up our stockings, putting up our tree and lights and cuddling up to a christmas movie (elf and the santa claus)


THAT IS ALL! 
Blog away and the winner will be announced after thanksgiving weekend!


www.synergydrinks.com



Road Trippin tomorrow for Thanksgiving!!!!!


Nelly

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Week!

1st thing is 1st. I cannot get enough of this Chocolate Green SuperFood! GREEN! 
I mix it with milk in the shaker and its ready. I like having it in the morning with breakfast, it just feels good to think "I got all my greens in for the day, and it has just started"
If you want to check it out the link is on the page to the right and with the discount code for 15% off  (healthy123)


Ellen Noel and Harper Lee
As for thanksgiving.....Just bought the materials (aka ingredients) for the Pumpkin Souffle and Pecan Pie (for jaydun) I will be making those wednesday before our road trip to Blacksburg, Virginia! I get to see my 2 nieces.....and family !!!! 


Tomorrow I teach BodyFlow and wednesday I will be teaching Bootcamp before we HIT THE ROAD! I just burned a new mix with some nice pump up music. 
Song for the day: Linken Park - I Bleed It Out..... one of the best running songs too!


One thing I absolutely love is waking up with the Christmas Decor up! We are going to watch the Santa Claus tonight and I cannot wait. 



So my new kick at night is mixing this Vanilla Soy with milk and it tastes like Sugar Cookie dough! It has protein, calcium, folate, iron...this list goes on! They sell it at Sams club and also have it in chocolate that I have yet to try.


Going to practice BodyFlow now.... 


Nelly





Saturday, November 21, 2009

Holiday Spirit!...

I started this morning with BodyPump.... love getting a full body lift in (try 2-3 times a week)
I got the newest bodyflow dvd in the mail today and I am going to start learning that tomorrow!

AS FOR THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!
we put up our "fake" tree but still gave it our TLC! We were not allowed to put up a real tree (in our leasing agreement) BOO!

Jaydun and Nelly stockings


LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS!
Our 1st Christmas in our new place in Indy. Who would have thought we would be living here...I sure didn't! I absolutely love it here, and I have already found plenty to do with teaching/training and can't wait to meet more people as I get into it.

I am already beat and it is 11 pm after I woke up from a nap on the couch! Jaydun and I just shared a VitaBrownie ( Vitalicious ) with walnuts and it was worth every bite! I have a ton of flavors to try left in the freezer... more reviews to come.

WINNER: JO from Virginia


I will have other giveaways to come with different partners, so keep on readin!


Night.


Nelly


Friday, November 20, 2009

SYNERGY

sportin the white band today
SYNERGY.....yep I got some free coupons to review this product. First thing I hear when I go to buy them at Whole Foods was....."this is the new craze...HOW DID YOU GET A FREE COUPON!"     This intrigued me even more....so right when I get into the car I crack this sucker open! The smell got me right away; a little like vinegar! BUT the drink was surprisingly GOOD! I got the Trilogy flavor and it has Kombucha, rasberry, lemon, and ginger juice in it. Right after I drank about half the bottle I felt like I was WIRED! 


It says right on the bottle that it promotes :
Digestion, Metabolism, Immune System, Appetite and weight control, liver function, body alkalinity, anti-aging, cell integrity, healthy skin and hair....DANG thats alot.


Even if it doesn't do all that it says, it sure made me feel good after drinking half of it! It was a bit pricey at 3.39 a bottle so I don't know if I would buy it but on the other hand people pay that for a beer right? I am excited to try the other flavors... thanks to Alba at Millenium :)




I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER TOMORROW... you have until midnight tonight!


PS. My latest nutrition info is that I have 4 or 5 whole walnuts a day (crack them in the shell because its MORE FUN that way) This way I get in my omegas without having to worry about eating fish!

Tonight jaydun and I have cardio circuit at the gym.  My Favorite! I got the bathing suits packed because we are going into the hot tub after to relax.....yes indeed.

Package just arrived! Reviews to come... oh boy its like christmas already!
VITAMUFFINS!


Nelly

Thursday, November 19, 2009

LAST DAY!

Tomorrow is the last day for the RAINBOW contest for GREEENS!



I cannot wait for the holidays! We have officially decided Saturday we put up the tree and our decor! Stockings and all! I went to Trader Joes and right when I walked in was a chocolate advent calendar...yep HAD to get it!

I just got back from teaching BodyFlow...and I have to remind myself after I teach everytime how much I LOVE IT! I feel so relaxed and stretched out after....Nice to get paid too, a little added bonus. I got home and made an omelet and am about to try one of the Luna bars I got to sample :) I think we will go with the........White Chocolate Macadamia ( 9 grams protein, 35% calcium, 30% iron, 100% folate) looks pretty good to me! I packed the nutz over chocolate in the jaydun lunch..... Reviews to come tomorrow!


Tomorrow I get more GREEN superfood and I think the vitalicious package is coming as well.....YESSSS more samples and "taste testing". 
Couldn't come at a better time because I have been ravenous lately. I eat and I am still hungry, eat some more, and STILL hungry. I think it is the weather...cold and rainy. COMFORT FOOD time. 


That is why I am getting into oatmeal and soups. Yes oatmeal for breakfast. With added walnuts or almond butter and cinnamon. Fills me up!


Tonight I go teach bootcamp to the office. Then I rented a movie for jaydun and I to watch and RELAX. 


Have a good Thursday...one week away from TGIVING!


I will also post the recipes to the pies that I am making for it! Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Souffle!


Nelly

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Busy as a Bee

I seem to always have something going on....
I am headed out to go meet with the YMCA about being a running coach for the Indianapolis Mini Marathon...which is the biggest half marathon in the US! You get to run the last 2 miles around the indy 500 race track! We will see if this works with my schedule, but it would be a pretty sweet deal to coach and help people accomplish their goals.

I wore the Mango band last night to bootcamp and today I have the light green on....Choices; so many!

If you have any questions about them ASK!

GIVEAWAY!!!!!!
So if you remember my favorite product of the amazing grass was.....
Chocolate Green SuperFood powder!


We are giving away these packets with a shaker.....
1. List your favorite food for each color of the rainbow.
2. Favorite green food!


Best two answers will get some GREEN!


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Off to the interview....


Nelly

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weekend to be Jolly!

Yes indeed we got in the Christmas spirit!
 Jaydun and I both got full North Face outfits and started our christmas shopping and decor....no the tree is not up yet but I am sure that is next to come...maybe this weekend!

The bands just came in! and I am in heaven!
I cannot wait to sport all of the new colors....I finally don't have to keep wearing the blue!

Just email me at cndunlevy@gmail.com if you want to order any and I will send them right out.
Colors: zebra, silver dots, black, brown, blue, hunter green, maroon, magenta, burnt orange, mango

Colors: Burnt orange, mango, olive, light green, tan, light yellow, light purple, white, Reflective ones on the bottom left, sayings to the right : 50 + & still kickin, one tough cookie, pregnant not fat, I run so I can eat.

plenty more....just posted the ones I layed out!

As for the Amazing Grass......I have a giveaway contest I am going to post tomorrow....all I can say is come up with your favorite food choices for each color of the rainbow!

I am going to teach Bootcamp in a bit....the big decision for me now is WHAT COLOR BAND should I WEAR?!?!?!?

Decisions Decision.........

Packed a chocolate Green Superfood bar for the road :)

Nelly

Friday, November 13, 2009

15 % off your order!
use the code "healthy123" at checkout
Just click the link on my page!

Amazing Grass.....

Finally the samples came in!
I have only tried two so far and.....

The wheatgrass was very green and plain (wouldnt buy it) BUT the chocolate drink powder GreenSuperFood was amazing! I mixed it with skim milk and it tasted just like chocolate milk!
We have yet to try the bars or actually put the mixes into our smoothies...I am sure I will come up with a concoction this weekend!  (www.amazinggrass.com) It is crazy how many nutrients and greens are in all of the products...I feel healthy just reading it!

As far as life....I am pretty much going to be teaching every day of the week, which I love because it is one of my passions: teaching others to incorporate fitness into their hectic lives! I will be adding a core class to the mix on tuesday nights.
I am so glad it is finally the weekend and I get to relax with jaydun and go OUTSIDE! It is suppose to be 66 and sunny tomorrow which is pretty much a repeat from last weekend, which I will take any day!


I just put in the laundry and am preppin some kale to make kale chips with dinner...we shall see the verdict ....I am going to coat them with extra virgin olive oil and then sprinkle some spices and Jane's crazy mixed up salt....I use this on pretty much everything! Put those suckers on a baking pan and in the oven on 350 for 15 minutes until crispy....

Do not know what the plans are for tonight yet....

Nelly

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hump Day

Woke up and got a message that they needed a sub for Total Tone...I pretty much just did a toning style bootcamp...needless to say it was pretty fun!

After that I did a TON of errands SuperTarget, Whole Foods, Dicks Sporting Goods

My new favorite snack cereal
It has the perfect honey flavoring...not too sweet....and a nice crunch....yummm

I think tomorrow I am going to make vanilla chocolate chip meringues (light and sweet) Just the way I like it!

Tomorrow I get to skype with ellen and meems! This is probably one of my favorite things to do (my little 17 month old niece) and then teach at corporate with jaydun!

SAMPLES COME TOMORROW!

Nelly

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Catchin Up

well it is Tuesday and I am catching up with all the events :)
First of all we rented UP for tonight! I am really excited to see it and cozy up on our love seat with some popcorn and who knows what else... probably smoothies, but we shall see.

So on Monday I taught another bootcamp class and this one seemed alot harder than the last one. We used a longer stride and did more circuits with speedwork and agility moves. Then moved on to the rotating side lunges and side kicks. I taught 2 yoga tracks again and worked some abs and back in (with the planks of course) I think they are the best for training your abs to stay tight throughout the day.
TIP for the week...TAKE THE STAIRS and take any opportunity to get a quick walk in...every little bit counts!

This morning I went to the gym to walk on hill interval at 9 for Kelly and Regis then took BodyFlow at 9:30....which I also teach (my favorite class and everytime I do it I just want more!)
I solely give BodyFlow all of the credit for my flexibility!

I just popped in some homemade french fries and am going to meet jaydun for his lift session after work.
Tomorrow I am going into work at lifestyle to learn how to work the speaker system at that gym for me to start the BootCamp on Wednesday mornings at 10:30! I love teaching....the sad thing though is that when I teach I feel like I am not even getting a workout.....

Oh yea and one last thing that I got a call for today...I am going to lead up a new group called "walk, talk, pray" at our church; which involves getting women to go on walks and talk about "whatever needed" and then pray at the end! I am so excited for it, especially using my passion for health and fitness to share with other women in the church and get to know more people!
YAYYY!

I have a number of samples coming in this week that I cannot wait to share my reviews!

Nelly

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tiredddd

Long night after teaching bootcamp we decided to go to the gym to do a cardio interval then jaydun played a lil' bball. We didn't get home until around 8 and made food, showered and are now relaxing and it is already 10! This means I will catch up tomorrow :)

Nighty Night

Nelly

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Colts Sunday

Sunday Forecast.....70 and sunny
Perfect weather to go downtown to the colts game!
We left early to meet friends at Le Peep for brunch and it was delicious. I got the blueberries with oatmeal cinnamon and jaydun got a yummy omelet with chicken and veggies mixed in. Oh yea and how could I forget the coffee for me and milk for the man.
We then drove to the game with the boss and her man and got there early and walked around the new Lucas Oil stadium and relaxed with some Bud Light.
Jaydun and Nelly


Indy race car....way bigger than me
The game started off to a slow start and by halftime it was 13 to 10 colts winning. We got a carved turkey sandwich in the lounge area and by the time we were done eating it was back to the game and the texans were back in the game after scoring a TD. It came down to the colts being ahead 20 to 17 and the texans missed the last field goal with 4 seconds left....Kind of a sloppy game but still exciting! We got to go see some old players from Virginia Tech (Xavier Adibi and Andre Davis) outside the locker rooms.

We are now relaxing at home after getting back around 6:30....needless to say a long day of football.
Is the weekend really over already? Thank God for beautiful weather where we could enjoy the outdoors and take full advantage of it.

Tomorrow Baking? Yes I think so...before I teach the corporate group bootcamp :)

Nelly

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sunny Saturday.....bladin day!

YES.... finally jaydun and I pulled the blades out of the closet and went on the monon trail! We probably went about 12 miles and both felt it by the last couple miles, and jaydun was on the verge of getting two blisters on each foot. Thankfully we had stopped just in time where neither of the blisters actually formed.


We had just talked about how everyday this week we have done something different; whether it be circuits at the gym, bootcamp class, biking outside, and blading! The best way to beat boredom is to keep switching it up and make it FUN.

*** GET OUTSIDE WHEN YOU CAN...everyone needs that Vitamin D***

I made two egg, broccoli, and onion omelets with some crazy mixed up salt (LOVE the stuff). With a whole grain thinwich for each of us toasted (nelly: almond butter    jaydun: peanut butter).

No pictures, but that is probably because we ate them up ASAP! The key to making it is to start with the vidalia onions simmering in the pan on medium heat and then when they start to brown add the steamed broccoli and eggs....then of course flip when needed and add seasonings....RESULT: delicious
(FYI: jaydun sneaked in some ground flaxseed in his)

I am really in the mood to do some baking in the next few days....any suggestions on what I should make a healthier version of?

Until next time......

Jaydun and Nelly are off to church at Northview Christian Life tonight because tomorrow we get to go to the COLTS GAME!

Nelly

Friday, November 6, 2009

My first blog... ever

What's up guys, I'm Nelly's guest blogger... and, oh yea, her husband. We're both new at this whole thing but I already get the feeling that I am the amateur blogger of the two. She told me I could be her guest blogger as if she had been doing it for years. But I will say this- she knows what she's talking about. She's in the process of testing some health products then passing that info on to those of you who read this. My plan as of right now is to throw in my 2 cents on occasion when I get the urge to talk about my workout plan, whatever health products I serve as the test dummy for, and also a subject I feel strongly about: organization. Sounds lame, I know. But you would be surprised just how closely health and organization feed off one another. At least they do in our life together, so I will pass along whatever info I feel would be helpful to you readers.......

Just like Nelly said, "Dreams only come true when the dreamer takes action." While health, organization, or anything else we write about on here may not be your life passion, we do encourage you to give things a try... it all boils down to taking action. Looking forward to pitching in every now and then...... take care.

jaydun

Dreams only come true when the Dreamers take action.....

Lets go HOKIES...Finally got a W last night.....(this is my niece Harper with her Hokie gear)

Quote from church on Sunday....
Just reminds me that actions speak louder than words...if you have a goal or a passion....put it to work! Make a list of how to make it happen and the steps to get there and go with it.

I finally started this blog and am passionate to share my interests of a "healthy" lifestyle because I want to let others know the ins and outs of what I find!

Last night the workout went really well and I think I can speak for everyone by saying our heart rate got up FAST! My whole theory with being active and working out is to do SOMETHING everyday and to switch up the workout as often as you can.

Jud and I are going to the gym tonight and doing cardio circuits........
5 minutes on each machine (Treadmill running at 7.5 mph) (Bike) (elliptical) (arc trainer) (climber...yes the actual stairs that climb!)
We will probably do two rounds of this and then stretch.
This constantly keeps your muscles working and by switching machines it gets rid of boredom as well!

I promise I will get some recipes up here and my latest cravings.......
The newest is mixed berry frozen fruit with vanilla soy protein (from sam's club) and Jud has the chocolate whey protein with a frozen banana and of course milk!
We get our spinach in with our salads with ground Flaxseed and both LOVE it.

Thats all for now......

Nelly

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wellness Program


I am about to head out to teach a "bootcamp" class for the Wellness Program at Buckingham Corporate (where my husband works).
I have a bunch of circuits I am going to have them do:

Jog, Sprints, High Knees, Butt Kicks, Side Steps, Lunges, Squats, Kick (front back sides)

Followed By Up/Downs, Mountain Climbers, Side Rotations (obliques) then some Agility moves.

Then We will go into 2 yoga tracks

and then the Ultimate ABS and Back

Finishing with a nice cooldown stretch (and HAVE to have my favorite stretch in there.....
SWAN POSE
which stretches the whole IT band and great for tight hips!

and YES my Husband Jud is going to be there tongiht!



RECIPES TO COME TONIGHT.....
Whole wheat biscotti
Fav Smoothies
BreakFAST
Flax Bran Muffins
and MORE