Archives for posts with tag: healthy October

Race Recap // Do All Things With LoveWe completed the 103 mile bike ride! It was much harder than I expected, but that was because we spent around 7 hours on a bike seat and the headwind really sucked. My number one complaint about this race was the condition of the roads. It was the bumpiest most uncomfortable surface to drag yourself over for 100 miles. Upside was that it was pretty scenic, it was just along the top of a levee along the Sacramento river… although that does get old too after about hour four.

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As someone who is super busy, but really wants to eat healthy (and not spend money out all the time) I have found that weekend food prep is by far the biggest time and money saver. If I could only make one lifestyle change I would make this a key part of my week. I try to spend part of my Sundays shopping, slicing and cooking up food for the week. These recipes are some of the fastest that I have in my repertoire. Hummus takes about 10 minutes, granola bars just take 5 minutes (plus freezing time) and the chicken soup is a crock pot invention that takes only about 10 minutes of active time.

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62 mile Ride // Do All Things With Love

62 mile Ride // Do All Things With Love

I used to race back in college when I was 19 and 20, but at a very low level and I was never serious enough about it to commit real time and energy to train for races. Now that I’m getting back into biking I actually train for rides and I am enjoying riding for completely different reasons. If you were wondering, I still don’t take myself seriously at all, but I do love getting to ride fast with my friends, I love exploring the Bay Area on my bike and I love that cold post-ride beer. Yeah, okay so beer probably isn’t the best recovery drink it turns out.

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30-day Yoga Challenge // Do All Things With Love

30-day Yoga Challenge // Do All Things With Love

Yoga is such a healthy thing to do. Research has found that yoga has potent health benefits and improves overall quality of life. It also can be a free activity if you have a mat, or really just a floor and access to YouTube.

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Down by the Bay // Do All Things With Love

As part of our push to be healthier this month, Onur and I are trying to be more active. So when we have a sunny weekend day off we try to get out together. Last weekend we rode bikes to the farmers market and then took a picnic and rode down to the park on San Francisco Bay. It was so beautiful!

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Easy Fried Rice // Do All Things With Love

My favorite recipes are all ones that let you use up whatever might be in your fridge, freezer or pantry. For example, Minestrone Soup is one where all you need is kidney beans as a base and you can then add whatever other veggies and/or noodles and/or meat that you want. My Homemade Pizza is the same way. Any kind of random vegetable, sauce or protein you have laying around can go on it. Well, last week I added another favorite to my list: fried rice! All you need is rice and at least one egg, then just add whatever vegetables and/or meat to it  and voila! An easy-peasy, inexpensive, made mostly from the freezer, dinner.  Read the rest of this entry »

Pumpkin Patch! // Do All Things With Love

Back before my thesis intermission I was going to share a post on our pumpkin patch triple-date! Our good friends Karin & Colin and Kat & Brian (who recently got engaged!!) all decided that it was fall and high time to head to a pumpkin patch. I had not realized that Onur had never visited a pumpkin patch before! It was very entertaining. 🙂

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Baked Oatmeal // Do All Things With Love

Last week I discovered a great recipe for baked oatmeal, I won’t call them cupcakes, but muffin-shaped oatmeal. Perfect for a Healthy October menu! It’s cooked/baked rolled oats mixed with mashed banana, some sweetener and whatever extra additions you want to throw in. My first version I just added some cinnamon and chocolate chips, but this morning my second batch I added walnuts (from the farmers market!), raisins, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and coconut oil. I like that this is a fairly healthy breakfast to grab in the morning to eat with some fruit or eggs. Read the rest of this entry »

I will now be calling an intermission on my regularly scheduled blogging to throw myself repeatedly against a keyboard write my damn thesis. My advisor has the patience of Buddha, and has been sticking with me through my  many long breaks from finishing my masters. I owe it to her (and myself) to just get. it. done.

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Chalk Menu Board. Happy October! // Do All Things With Love

Last weekend we took a trip to a pumpkin patch with two other couples (a post on that later). We picked up some pumpkins and our apartment is starting to feel like October!

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