Hi friends! How was your week? Hope you had a great one! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? It is supposed to be 60 degrees here tomorrow and I am so excited. We are scheduled to play tennis outdoors (fingers crossed!).
Friday’s Food & Fitness: Spring Break!
Welcome to this week’s Friday’s Food & Fitness!
Ok, this week was kind of boring and I only really made one notable recipe. This pasta dish from Cooking Light made with spinach linguine, kale and cannelini beans was so amazing! I absolutely loved it and it was packed with super foods!
And that’s all I’ve got for food! Ha. Sorry boring week!
Last night I was invited to a spring break party…a fitness spring break party, honoring the first day of spring! It was sponsored by The Westin Hotel in New York Grand Central and FiTMAPPED.
The Westin is committed to helping its guests live a happier, healthier life and I was really impressed by their efforts to get everyone moving. #WestinWellbeing The Westin offers 2-3 healthy superfood items on every one of its menu and offers snack breaks that feature things like fruit and flavored water.
They also have an awesome running program that leads guests along the East River for either a 3.1 or 5.5 mile run twice a week! And there is no excuse if you forgot your running shoes because The Westin has teamed up with New Balance to offer guests a gear bag. The gear bag contains New Balance sneakers, shorts, a t-shirt and socks. It only costs $5 and you get to keep the socks!
The Westin and FiTMAPPED set up an awesome event to get people more involved in health and fitness and welcome the first day of spring!
Some really awesome sponsors were in attendance including Suja Juice, Kind Snacks, CitiBikes, OatWorks, Girls on the Run, MoonWalk and more! I walked out with my purse filled to the brim with snacks and drinks and other fun things!
One of my favorite parts of the whole event was the yoga-stretch and meditation portion led by Mang’Oh yoga. I LOVE Mang’Oh! I take my lunchtime class with them once a week and the classes are both challenging and relaxing at the same time. I also loved the meditation portion. I really need to do that more!
After the yoga, we had the privilege to listen to a Q&A with a distinguished panel of registered dietitians (who had like a million credentials each and I couldn’t possibly remember them all!). The panel had some really awesome pieces of information to impart on the audience. Here are a few of my favorite tips:
- Never cut out one whole food group.
- Focus on what you can put in your diet, not what you have to cut out.
- Eating a balanced diet (healthy fats, lean protein, healthy grains, fruit and vegetables) is the guaranteed formula for success.
Also interesting? Did you know edamame has 10g of protein and quinoa has 5g?!?
Readers, are you going on a spring break? What are some of your favorite nutrition tips? What’s your go-to healthy recipe when you are busy? Bonus question! Have you ever stayed at the Westin and tried out Westin Wellbeing?
* I was invited to this event The Westin Hotel NY Grand Central but it was free of charge and open to the public with registration. All opinions expressed are my own!