It’s another beautiful spring day in California. I just finished my last longer run before my marathon, and next week will be a welcomed nice and easy taper. That is the great thing about putting forth serious effort for whatever your passion is, there’s a time to really work hard, and then, just as important, a time to rest a little and treat yourself! When people ask me what is more important diet or exercise, I always say both. But for me, I find that exercise makes me feel energized and stronger, and good food choices often naturally follow. Post-workout, a Krispy Creme donut sounds extremely unappetizing. As we take care of ourselves, and more often than not, fill our bodies with clean food, the “treats” complement our hard work choices. Real food tastes better and feels better. Of course, it’s wonderful to enjoy a rich dessert or a champagne toast on occasion too. Enjoy and live life to its fullest happy and healthy! One of our favorite TV shows is Parks and Recreation, and one of our favorite episodes is “Treat Yo Self.” When my daughter Aimee and I indulged with a spa massage last week, we laughed that it was a “treat yo self” afternoon. Just for fun, here’s the clip from the episode: http://youtu.be/OP3xf6BFEIo
Another way of treating yourself is enjoying all the fresh farm food that is so abundant and available to us now. There are more options than ever to find amazing great food. If you are joining me for my April 5-Day Clean Eating Challenge this Monday, you might want to stop by a local farmer’s market to stock up. The Los Gatos Weekly Farmers Market is held every Sunday rain or shine, 8AM – 1PM, located at The Los Gatos Town Plaza Park.
LG Boot Camp meets every day this week. Monday through Friday at 9AM and MWF at 6AM. Rachel will be teaching our 6AM class this week!
Here’s another great opportunity to treat yourself. Cathy Raice is having her awesome SAMPLE SALE on April 24th, 11:00AM to 1:00PM. This is a perfect opportunity to stock up on great gifts for friends or yourself. There will be high-end candles, lotions, books, jewelry and more. The address is 17100 Los Robles Way, LG
Food for Thought:
A treat yourself healthy breakfast or dessert.
Greek Yogurt in a Melon Bowl (Popsugar Fitness)
Greek yogurt is one of the best ways to enjoy plenty of protein without any eggs or meat. Instead of topping off your morning bowl of yogurt with sugary granola, serve it up in a fresh cantaloupe bowl that kicks out carbs. Be sure to add your favorite fresh berries to the mix for extra color and flavor.
Total Calories: 146