This and That

6 May

Happy Monday!

I don’t think I have mentioned before that I am an Ambassador for the Ellie clothing company. I’m sure a lot of you have heard about this (AWESOME) website and I can assure you that their fitness clothing is not only top notch in quality, but so cute and comfy. I have been able to try out a few pieces so far, including this top and bottom from this month’s line: Coral Crush:

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It Takes Two Top and To Dye For Capri

You see, each month they put out a new line of clothing and when you sign up, you get to pick out a top and bottom piece of your choosing from the collection to have sent to you. I can dig this concept. Also since I am an ambassador, you all can get 20% off using my referral code! Click on the link below if you’re interested. (link is also on the right side of my blog) Its pretty sweet. ;)



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On the food front, my diet is still being tweaked and I received some information from the naturopath doc that did not make me a very happy camper. Guys, I can’t have….EGGS.

Wahhhhhh!!!!

Sure, take away the gluten…remove the dairy….no soy in sight. But you want me to give up EGGS TOO?! Ugh.

Okay. complaining done. Moving on.

Basically a strict diet is very important right now otherwise if I eat something not ‘approved’, it can figuratively knock heads with the natural herbs I’m taking to heal my insides. Gotta do what you gotta do though. Eggs, while one of the most nutritious foods you can give your body, can sometimes be problematic when your stomach isn’t in tip top shape. I am hopeful that I will be able to add back in eggs at some point, so the important thing to remember is it’s only temporary…and hey, if it works, then I can’t ask for more than that.

Somebody eat a peanut butter cup for me.

I have been on a bit of a smoothie kick lately so I thought I would share a few of my most recent blends that all turned out really delicious. They all are pretty similar bases, just switching up the flavors depending on the mood I’m in.  I have been adding in either fresh lemon or lime juice or apple cider vinegar to get their alkalinizing effects. Also, no dairy for me currently so I’m using and loving my tried and true Sun Warrior protein. These have really been hitting the spot! So grab your blender and lets get drinkin’.

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Lemon Berry Blast

  • 1/2 squeezed lemon
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice (I use almond or coconut)
  • 1 serving protein powder (I use Sun Warrior rice protein)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 5 ice cubes

Chocolate Cherry Delight

  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 serving protein powder (I use Sun Warrior rice protein)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice (I use almond or coconut)
  • 5 ice cubes

Creamy Pina Colada

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 fresh squeezed lime
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or almond)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 serving protein powder (I use Sun Warrior rice protein)
  • 5 ice cubes

Cleo has really been wanting to make another blog appearance. She poses for the camera at least several times per day so I figured I better sneak one in of her with today’s post…she will be pleased.

Aaq

She plays outside whenever possible and is the queen of the back yard. This pup does not tire…ever! And she likes to wake up at 5 a.m. We are working on that one…

Other notes worth mentioning:

  • I will put up a post soon about some tips on ditching the sweeteners/ taming your sweet tooth as some of you expressed interest in that. Give me a bit; I’ve got online finals to study for this week!
  • I am probably going to be posting more on Instagram now. I’m really liking the ease of being able to quickly post bits and pieces since I just can’t seem to find a lot of time for blogging like I used to. We’ll see how it goes. Follow me HERE!
  • I am undergoing more testing to get to the bottom of my stomach/colon/intestinal issues so any prayers or good vibes would be greatly appreciated! I am still in a great deal of pain and unable to sleep flat; I’ve been in a recliner for over 4 months now. Truth: I miss my bed. A lot.

Okay that’s it for today! Have a good one!

Kristi

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10 Responses to “This and That”

  1. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate May 6, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

    I would die without eggs!

  2. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    Oh that really sucks about the eggs! I would not be able to get through the day without them! I just wanted to warn you to be careful with this whole elimination diet thing…I had a friend who went through I similar experience and got kind of “hooked” on it. Needless to say she became really restrictive, afraid of certain foods, and is still struggling to get back to a normal relationship with food as well as a healthy physical state! Just be careful!

  3. Lisa May 7, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    I feel you girl! I can’t have dairy or eggs either! Sad, but you’ll get used to it after about a month! Now, I don’t crave them at ALL! It’s really crazy, and I don’t get the crazy stomach pain anymore so it must be worth it?
    I’m a smoothie addict at the moment, seriously obsessed. Must try these!

  4. paoang May 12, 2013 at 3:24 am #

    That outfit is gorgeous! And I also love the names of the pieces :)
    I am sorry to hear that you are still struggling with the stomach issue, you have been so strong throughout! Hopefully you’ll get to star eating them again very soon.

    Take care – and btw, those smoothies sound delicious!

  5. Jasmine A. June 29, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    hope you’re doing well and your health has recovered! we miss you!

  6. twentytwofit July 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    the workout gear you are wearing is SUPER cute! can’t wait to check out the links later tonight when I have some more time.

  7. Arman @ thebigmansworld July 10, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    Hey Kristi! big fan of your blog! was interested in hearing your progress regarding cuting out artificial sweeteners and protein powders. Im currently trying to cut down but it is so hard!

    • Sweetly Fit July 10, 2013 at 1:22 am #

      Hi Arman, thanks for stopping by! I will be talking about this topic soon!! It was hard for me at first too but you get to a point where you don’t even want them anymore if you stick with it. More to come! :)

      • Arman @ thebigmansworld July 12, 2013 at 2:18 am #

        Excellent, thanks Kristi, i look forward to it! in the meantime i will wean myself off…. slowly :p

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