We LOVE What I Ate Wednesday, a weekly food diary “party” hosted by one of our favorite bloggers, Jenn of Peas and Crayons. What I Wish I Ate Wednesday is Healthy Way to Cook’s roundup of the best What I Ate Wednesday posts from the previous week.
It only seems appropriate that the last “Fun, Food & Fitness” WIAW coincides with the start of the Olympics. The lovely ladies featured on this week’s roundup were training and eating like true athletes.
Heather of Better With Veggies noticed that her training intensity had fallen behind after her marathon, so she decided to try Jillian Michaels’ Making the Cut to lose a little weight. She’s focusing on strength workouts to boost her metabolism, and counting calories in her plant-based diet to help her reach her goal. I love her take on PB&J—coconut and peanut butter spread with smashed blackberries!
Eat, Learn, Discover’s Rachel is also counting her calories to help her learn proper portion sizes and maintain a healthy weight. She also started Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp to get herself in the best shape she can. Her meals were healthy and simple, which I love. Also, I’m right there with her on the spoon-in-jar approach to nut and seed butters. 🙂
In Shanna’s post on Shanna Like Banana, she shared that she was two days into Best Body Bootcamp, which she’s really enjoying so far (I’m going to have to try this BBB…everyone seems to love it!). She’s trying to eat less sugar and broke down her typical low-sugar daily diet—only about 18 grams! Keep up the great work, Shanna!
Katie from She Rocks Fitness had her morning free, so she was able to fit in yoga, a dog walk, and a 20-minute circuit before meeting with her clients for the day. It’s so nice getting a break from your normal routine like that—sometimes you just need something different to recharge from the daily grind. She posted some really delicious-looking healthy food. I’d LOVE to get the recipe for the pumpkin microwave muffin she made for breakfast!
On Veggie Next Door, Diana talked about her weekend trip to Jersey City, where she stayed with a friend and managed to eat a healthy breakfast and attend a Pilates Tower class before their adventure into Manhattan. I’m so jealous that she went to Mario Batali’s Eataly and Pure Food & Wine, an upscale raw vegan organic restaurant. Everything she ate looked incredible!
Keep those great WIAW posts coming!
“Fun, Food & Fitness” tip: Swimming is a great total body workout that tones your abs, arms, and legs all at once. Try the freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke to get the most out of your pool time. Check out Bite Size Wellness for more full-body workout ideas.