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G’ morning, ladies (& gentleman?) You know, I conside myself a fairly educated individual as far as health and nutrition, mainly because I read about it all the time.  I didn’t think I was going to get much out of the whole “Thrive In 30” program, to be totally honest.  Not because I know it ALL, but because I thought it was to teach people who don’t know the basics how to eat…you know, the typical “eat your fruits and vegetables” deal.

Then, I read yesterday’s lesson.  Sure, I knew that these foods were good for you, but what I didn’t know was that our pH levels were so pertinant to our overall bodily functions!

The good news?   You can incorporate all kinds of foods into your diet to enhance your pH levels Check it out:

Good thing I’m in love with most of these foods!  I eat them on a daily basis, actually (:

Here are some foods you’ll want to minimize in your diet:

One thing from this list that really stuck out at me, was whey protein!  Many of the other foods, I rarely eat, so they wouldn’t affect me too much, but I have at least one whey protein shake per day!  And PEANUT flour.  Daily need.  Oh yeah, and prescription drugs.  Levothyroxine for my thyroid function!  Yikes.

Anyway, now that I’m back from the weekend at the beach, here’s what I’ve doing & eating:

Basketball open gyms are a once-a-week occurance on Tuesday nights at my Alumni.  I love going back to play, and it’s cool that we can make it a family affair now, since my Dad is an assistant coach & my youngest sister will be a freshman!

I love that the sun doesn’t set until after 8pm this time of year.  Long, summer days are going to come to an end way too quickly for my taste ❤

On days that I don’t have basketball scheduled, you can find me at the YMCA slaving away on the elliptical.  I’ve been starting to run on the treadmill again at the beginning of my workout, just to do some intervals and get my heart rate up.  Then Jarid comes to meet me and we do abs together. 

We usually end with a nice little stroll around the neighborhood, which in my opinion is the perfect cool down. 

I don’t like to workout on a full stomach, so lately, I’ve been roasting veggies before I leave, refrigerating them, and then chowing down when I walk in the door.  This batch was zucchini, orange peppers, green beans, broccoli, and onions sprayed with PAM and roasted for about 35 min at 530º sprinkled with salt, pepper, and onion & herb Mrs. Dash.

One last thing that I can’t get enough of right now is VitaminWater Zero – Squeezed.  It’s like the perfect summertime drink.  Sweet lemonade ❤  I could sip on these ALL day…

Jarid is leaving me for the weekend.  I’m not sure what I’m going to occupy my time with…any suggestions?  I think a friend & I might go see a movie or something Saturday night…I’ll also be in attendance at the Phillies game tomorrow night! (:

Okay, Three Question Thursday:

1. What’s your favorite chain restaurant & what do you like to order there?
I’d have to go with Ruby Tuesday’s.  Bangin’ salad bar.

 2. What’s your go-to zero calorie drink of choice?
(see above :))

3. What’s your favorite workout these days? Sports?  Yoga? Running?

I’d have to go with basketball.



5 responses »

  1. 1) fav chain restaurant … mimi’s cafe, prob. they do nice healthy foods! but i love those big salad bar places!
    2) fav no calorie beverage: diet soda – i know it’s not great for me but i love those syrupy carbonated drinks!
    3) my fav. workout – elliptical warm-up & then lifting. especially shoulder days! 🙂

    ps – i looooove roasted veggies, too! such a great post-workout meal!

  2. Rach @ This Italian Family

    Oh girl, I hear ya! I LOVE the longer days in the summer. 🙂

    0 calorie drink of choice? Crystal Light Peach Tea! YUM! 🙂

  3. The sun doesn’t set til after 8 here too! I LOVE IT! It looks absolutely gorgeous, and seems to help me get more done during the day for some reason. 🙂

  4. my favorite workout is running. i’ve been out of my normal schedule this past week due to finishing up papers for my grad classes so i am really looking forward to getting back into my routine this week! 🙂

  5. Vitamin Water has a pH of 4. Crystal Light is 3-3.5 😦 It’s another scam in the “healthy” drink aisle


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