what i 6-packed this week.

Many people are curious about what I eat during the week. Although, I mostly adhere to a grain-free, sugar-free “diet.” Occasionally, I do put “life into living”, as my friend, Vinnie Tortorich would say. I mean, with the rate at which my girlfriends are getting married, I have to enjoy a little cake every now and again.

I also started using my 6-Pack this week, and I really do love it. It’s helping me plan ahead and helping me be more mindful of what I am eating throughout the day.

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I will add that I don’t always eat everything that I pack each day. I like to know that I do have the option if I do get extra hungry some days. This week I decided to prepare salmon on Sunday night, so it made it easy to build my prepared lunches around that.

Do you have a 6-Pack Bag? What are some of your favorite meals to prepare ahead of time?

primal fudge.

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Ohmygoodness. I’ve been dying to make this ever since this delectable treat danced on my taste buds at a girls night a few months ago. Creamy, airy, chocolately goodness. That’s probably the best and only way I know how to describe this marvelous creation. It definitely satisfies a sweet tooth and chocolate craving all-in-one. A perfect combination of almond butter, chocolate protein, agave, and coconut oil, this fudge is actually better than any fudge I have ever tried. (I actually don’t even like fudge.)

Let’s first talk about coconut oil. Although, it seems like a fad, coconut oil has been used in South Asian dishes for years. It makes excellent natural hair and skin moisturizer, as well as a flavorful oil in cooking and baking to replace hydrogenated oils such as vegetable oil. Coconut oil is unique in several ways. It’s completely solid at temperatures below 76 degrees Fahrenheit, it doesn’t become rancid, and the body treats and breaks down coconut oil, similar to other MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). It requires less energy to absorb and utilize, but also helps the body feel fuller, longer as well as tackle fat.

Primal fudge. Adapted from practical paleo

What you Need:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup Arbonne chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

What to Do:
Melt coconut oil until liquid, but not hot. Adding all wet ingredients first, blend in Magic Bullet until well-blended. Pour into paper-lined muffin tin cups (about 1/8 cup of fudge per liner.) Makes 10. Freeze for 15 minutes. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!!!

momentum.

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Sometimes the momentum just never ends. Although, it’s not necessarily a bad thing, having a change in momentum is great. I’ve kind of had the “blues” after my marathon. I just didn’t know what to do with myself afterwards. I have some races on the calendar later this summer and year, but it just seems like the anticipation and excitement from my BIG race this year has left me a little blue. So, momentum had kind of slowed down for a bit.

I took a week off of pretty any physical activity following my run, and about 2 weeks off of eating anything good for me. I DON’T SUGGEST THIS TO ANYONE! It was originally going to just be one week, but I slipped into the “I’ll start tomorrow mentality.” We all know how that story goes. But, finally after getting back in the gym and putting miles under my feet, you really leave yourself no choice but to watch what you eat.

My goal this summer is to get into the best physical shape I’ve ever been in. This past Wednesday, my roommate and I started a 28 Day Detox through my company, Arbonne International. It focuses mainly on rebalancing your body through nutrition, while eliminating all processed, sugar-laced, refined, and down-right unhealthy foods. The detox will help to identify food allergies and intolerances by eliminating them from your lifestyle, and slowly reintroducing some foods at the conclusion of 28 days.

triple threat: pomegranate fizz drink- energy drink, protein (soy-free, whey-free), detox herbal tea.

triple threat: pomegranate fizz drink- energy drink, protein (soy-free, whey-free), detox herbal tea.

I am going to be “Fueled by Arbonne” throughout my races this summer 🙂

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Summer Spring!

Krystal’s Quick Tip- Hydration and Clothing:
With the hot Summer months approaching, be smart with your hydration and clothing choices. Choose electrolyte rich drinks with little or no sugar. If you sweat a lot, you may look into salt pills or supplements of that nature. If you are going to be outside running, make sure to carry water. Dress in light colored, breathable fabrics. Dri-fit and wicking fabrics provide the most enjoyable experiences while participating in activities outdoors.