Meyer Lemon and Ginger Fruit Salad

  • One inch minced ginger root
  • 1 meyer lemon (regular lemon will work too)
  • Cinnamon
  • Your favorite fruits (here I used a handful of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, 1 apple, 1 orange and 1/2 banana)
  • I like to cut my fruit similar sizes so none of them over power the salad.  Mix fruit in a bowl,  add the juice of the lemon and minced ginger root.  Sprinkle in cinnamon to your liking.

    This fruit salad is bomb because not only do you get the benefits of whatever fruits you decide to use, the ginger and cinnamon both help reduce inflammation and ease digestion.  I try to add both of these spices to as many dishes as possible.

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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice and Beans

Cauliflower rice is everywhere.  It’s a simple swap for carbs and I when I make dishes with it I can honestly say I don’t miss the real thing because I can eat seconds, thirds and fourths without worrying about the cals!  Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods sell fresh and/or frozen riced cauliflower.  You can also rice cauliflower by pulsing the florets in a food processor or by using a cheese grater.

I use this rice as a base for burrito bowls- grab a roasted chicken from the grocery store, cotija cheese, avocado, your favorite salsa, the possibilities are endless. Cilantro and cayenne are super detoxifying and the lime keeps this dish bright and fresh.  Black beans provide some protein and enough carbs to keep you moving. 

  • Riced cauliflower
  • 1 can black beans – drained and rinsed
  • 3 Limes
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • Heat your favorite oil (I used sunflower) in a pan and sautee the riced cauliflower until soft.  7 -10 minutes depending on whether or not the rice is frozen
  • Remove from heat and add black beans
  • Squeeze the juice of limes over rice and beans
  • Add fresh cilantro
  • Add cayenne pepper to taste
  • Salt generously to taste

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Going Up – A New Place to Run

I started getting into cardio as soon as I left the treadmill.  A jog, hike or climbing actual stairs is more interesting to me when I’m not staring at a screen or my panting face in the mirror.

Call me crazy but try running a (not so busy) parking garage.   I’ll run this office’s lot on the weekends.

TRY THIS – Repeat 3 times

Warm Up:

  • Jog to the top of garage (or Level 3)
  • Walk down
  • Sprint up to Level 1
  • Jog down to ground level
  • Sprint to Level 1
  • Jog to next up ramp
  • Sprint to Level 2
  • Jog down to ground level
  • Sprint to Level 1
  • Jog to next up ramp
  • Sprint to Level 2
  • Jog to next up ramp
  • Sprint up to Level 3
  • Jog down to ground level

sports bra: adidas Super Nova Melange

crop leggings: adidas Running

shoe: adidas pureBoostX

photos: Justin Manzano

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Run a New Course

You know those jobs where you do the same thing day in and day out?  Those jobs where you can turn on auto-pilot and never actually need to use your brain?

The same thing goes for your run.  When you run the same course everyday you eventually plateau.  You’re moving and you’re probably sweating, but you can tap into so much more to really make a change.  Find a new route to spice it up and sweat more.

So you don’t end up running aimlessly, here are some guidelines to literally finding your new path.

MAPPING A NEW RUN

  1. Make time on the weekend to find it so during the week you can just hit it and quit it when you’re busy
  2. Find a peak point for your new run- often a hill or staircase
  3. Find flat and even ground to incorporate sprints…sprinting on a cracked sidewalk is a death sentence
  4. Find an easy place to stretch near your car or house
  5. Run between points 1, 2 and 3
  6.  Use a mile counter.  I use a mio coach– which useful in planning new workouts because it tracks heart rate as well

sports bra and leggings: adidas Women

shoe: adidas Ultra Boost

photos: Matt Lowell

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I AM POSITIVE ENERGY with pureBOOSTx

I was lucky to be invited by adidas Women and adidas Running to participate in their pureBOOSTx shoe launch in Santa Monica, CA.   25 women came from all walks of fitness life- triathletes, marathon runners, soon to be Olympians, pro soccer players, moms, hosts, writers, editors and event planners.   We ran, boxed, yoga-ed, cooked and partied for four days in our boosts.   The energy amongst these women was contagious and I am beyond inspired to share this positive energy with you.

The shoes are awesome.   They felt like clouds and hugged my feet like I imagine those weird webbed toe shoes would.  They’re perfect for short distance running and the stair sprints we did during the event.  I will still wear my ultra boosts for circuit training and dancing because for I like the tighter grip of the netting and the heavier weight of the sole.  Super stoked to have the pure Boost X in my shoe rotation 🙂

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