Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sorry I've Been Away + Clean Eating Meal in a Bowl Soup

Hello my fitness friends!  It has been a little over a week since my last post, because our house was infected by a stomach bug that lasted 5 days to fully recover from.  It was not a fun bug to have (are they ever?), we even missed handing out treats on Halloween this year, but we didn't want to spread the bug, and the weather here was icky so we didn't miss much.  How was your Halloween, were you able to avoid raiding your kids candy bags?  A friend and fellow mom posted something about a "Switch Witch", which is where your kids trade in their candy for a toy or something non-food related.  I love this idea and when little A is old enough to get candy (hopefully I can hold out until she's 5), I will do this with her.  Candy, these days, is full of a lot of chemicals that I don't think belong in little bodies, not to mention choc full of GMO's (see my post on GMO's here).  It is sad that our food system is so tainted and we have to worry about what we eat and what we are feeding our little ones.

So, after not eating much and not working out after Monday of last week, I jumped back in today.  I did the new Jillian Michael's Yoga Inferno and I loved it!  It was challenging and she has some new killer moves (I don't know where she gets this stuff!  I also did her kickboxing too.  I always know that I will get a great workout with my Jillian DVDs.  I will finish out this week with more Yoga inferno, Jillians Kickboxing and my "real" kickboxing class.  I have also been busy getting ready for my best friend's bachelorette party on Saturday.  I am looking forward to a night out with the girls.  The wedding is in 3 weeks and our dresses are strapless so I am going to be doing a lot of upper body work until then!  What do you do to get ready for special events?

This weather calls for some yummy and hearty soup.  This is one of my favorites from Tosca Reno's Clean Eating Recharged book.  I omit the cabbage (my stomach does not like cabbage), but it still tastes great.  Do you have a favorite clean comfort meal when it is cold and rainy?

Here is the recipe: 

I am sorry that I was away, and it feels good to be back.  I have some update posts to do this week along with setting new November goals for myself, and showing you what I got in my Rose Vox Box from Influenster!  I also have some product reviews in the works so come back from those. 

Stay Healthy my fit minded friends!


  1. Welcome back boo! Im so glad to hear you are feeling better!! Sorry to hear yall missed Halloween. We didnt do anything at all - Oh well. Cant wait to make this soup by the way!!! XO!!

    1. Thank you! I am glad to be back. Let me know how you like the soup, I have made it a few times and have even frozen some. It is delicious and filling!