Top 10 Tips for Daily Fruits and Veggie Servings
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a Thirteen In Twenty-Thirteen Update
The response to our announcement of Thirteen In Twenty-Thirteen has been amazing!
In response to your questions:
- Notice the addition of the new button in image above! Yes, you do have the option of running a variety of race distances!
- For the walkers, yes, you can walk the challenge or maybe even a run/walk combination.
- Each registration counts as one of the 13 races.
- Please contact me or Jen if you’re having problems with the Google doc. One of us will reply as soon as possible.
- Within the next week or so I will provide individual buttons with the HTML to use on your blog.
And, lastly, I’m speaking from experience when I say, take photos throughout the year of your progress and success! Use FB, Instagram, Twitter, blogs (don’t forget to use #13in2013) or all of the above to share your challenge. At the end of the year I can almost guarantee you will love looking back at your accomplishment! I’m almost embarrassed to say how many times I’ve watched the 12 In 2012 slideshow and thought to myself, “wow, I did it! I ran 12 half marathons in less than 1 year!” 🙂
I think that is it for now. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Back to regularly scheduled programming.
HBBC 2012 Through the Lens || Fruit and Veggie Points
The daily servings of fruits and veggies points is a popular topic of conversation in the HBBC 2012 FB group so I give to you…
Top 10 Ideas To Get Your Daily Servings of Fruits and Veggies
- Broccoli Slaw – There are a million and one combinations for using broccoli slaw.
- Naked Burriots – Ditch the tortilla and serve your favorite burrito fillings on a bed of romaine, spinach or broccoli slaw.
- Juicing – Super nutritious and one of the easiest ways ever to have multiple servings of fruits and veggies.
- Wraps – Almost any combination of veggies can be wrapped in a tortilla (I use Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas) for a yummy and satisfying meal. Tip: add hummus!
- Smoothies – Another super nutritious and easy way to have multiple servings of fruits and veggies along with protein. Bonus: Kids love them!
- Salad-In-A-Jar – One of my obsessions of 2012. The best ever way to have ready made veggies for busy weeknights and on-the-go meals!
- Soups – Another option that works well with almost any veggie and it’s perfect for this time of year. Tip: The secret for a fabulous vegetable soup is to roast the vegetables first.
- Zucchini Noodles – Ditch the pasta. Shred or use a spiralizer to have a healthy alternative to pasta. You will be surprised when you try this.
- Spaghetti Squash – Another veggie alternative to pasta.
- Hummus and Veggies Chips – My latest Nature Box delivery included Carrot Chips. Add a little hummus for dipping and you have one of my new favorite snacks (I was sure I snapped a quick photo before devouring this but I couldn’t find it this morning. Strange.)
HBBC By the Numbers
[11/23 – 12/2]
Strength and/or Core Workouts: 6
Natural Running Transition Drills: 2
Stretch/Foam Roll: 3
Fruits/Veggie Servings: 7 days
Total HBBC Points: I haven’t totalled my points yet (see note below).
Week 2 Goal: Stretch/foam roll at least 15 minutes daily. I accomplished this more days than not but not everyday.
The momentum continued this week until I woke up one morning with a sore ankle. I immediately started talking to myself. No way! What the heck? I’ve been so careful and I’m training smart! So, the fear of a minor concern becoming a serious injury forced me to miss a run this week and a workout for transitioning to natural running 🙁 I’m happy to say the crisis was averted and the soreness was not an injury! Note: This is the reason I haven’t totaled my points yet.
How did HBBC 2012 week 2 go for you? What is your number 1 tip for staying on track with health and fitness when life is crazy busy?
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