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My Workout Rules – Here’s #1

Let's keep it super simple.  Whatever you do, don't skip your Monday workout, run, walk, yoga class, Zumba, bike ride, swim, etc. Start your week off on the right foot or else you're be playing catch up.  And that kind of sucks. If you're a shift worker or have a job where Monday is NOT …

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Creating Community

While all indoor fitness facilities in California remain closed for the foreseeable future, many people who have relied on their gym-buddies and fitness-friends are missing a huge support system. Which is why ye old Internet and social media can be a very useful tool.   But if you've successfully opted out of Facebook, Instagram or other …

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Yeah, but….

I'm a fitness professional and as such hear "Yeah, but..." a lot.  It usually is in regards to a conversation about health and fitness or about my WFPB eating. "Yeah, but....I don't have the time to meal prep" "Yeah, but....I could NEVER give up cheese!" "Yeah, but...your classes are so early" "Yeah, but...it's easy for …

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How to Make Amazing Salads

I never used to like salads much.  I grew up eating side salads made of cold iceberg lettuce, pale tomatoes and a few nubs of carrots topped with obligatory croutons and 1000 Island Dressing. But now, I love them.  And I have to say, I have learned to make really good salads.  Today I'm going …

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What the Hell is Chia Pudding?

It's just my newest obsession, that's what it is!  Chia Pudding is super simple to make, can stay in the fridge for 5-7 days and is the base for a sweet and satisfying meal or snack. Chia Seeds? Chia seeds contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.  They are an unprocessed, …

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Hey Alexa, What Can I Make with Coconut Milk?

Yes, it's come to this. We've been SIP for too long and I'm sick of my own cooking. This is why I had a shout out to my "personal assistant". Sadly she just gave me dessert recipes Which I don't mind (note to self for later), but it wasn't what I was looking for. So …

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3 Tips to Move More While You Work at Home

As many of you have fully transitioned to a work/live situation for the time being, I’m going to assume that you have the ‘Holy Trinity’ taken care of. A place to sequester (hide) for virtual meetings or virtual work Happy Hours.A defined workspace, a square of real estate on the kitchen table, home office or …

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The SIP 10,000 Steps Challenge

It's time to dust off your Fitbits and charge your Apple watches (but neither are required) and get ready for our 10,000 steps per day challenge. For 10 days, starting April 20th, get 10,000 steps in each and every day. It doesn't mater how you get them. It does't matter if you walk around your …

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Tips to Kick Your Sugar Cravings to the Curb!

Sugary sweet treats have always been my Achilles heel. It's a comfort thing, an "I had a really bad day" thing, and all things celebratory! A square of Safeway cake? Happy Thursday to me!! (No, not vegan, but remember what I said about being 95% plant-based). Here's the thing about processed sugar. The more you …

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Pantry Raid

Ha, ha - get it? I recently posted an article on how to stock your pantry (https://marinbreakfastklub.com/2020/03/30/pantry-chat/) and today, I'm going to share two resources so you can take what you have in your pantry to make simple and delicious meals! Vegan Runner Eats - Alina is a plant-based runner just like me. Her goal …

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5 Things in 5 Minutes or Less

Cheers to all of you badasses that are re-organizing and cleaning your houses. You are amazing! For the other 99% of us, here are some simple hacks. Each task takes 5 minutes or less and even if you accomplish ONE per day, you'll be able to pat yourself on the back with a self-satisfied smirk. …

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Join the Virtual Healthy Hour

According to the hash marks etched into the kitchen cabinets, we're on Day 17 of the SIP mandate. (Full disclosure, I'm marking the days on a calendar but please indulge me). The first few weeks of the SIP had me shook. And while I wasn't stocking up for the Apocalypse I was a bit untethered. …

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Zoom Zoom Zoom-a Zoom

I'm 53 so some of my references are old, thanks for bearing with me. With that said, do any of you remember the show ZOOM! back in the 70's? http://openvault.wgbh.org/exhibits/zoom/article I used to love it. But this article is not a walk down memory lane. It's about technology. Yes, I'm going to talk tech. Due …

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What To Do When You Just Want To Stay In Your Jammies And Eat Cookies

The struggle is real. Someone posted a comment on FB that said "Remember when we all complained about not having enough hours in the day? Well, now we've got like 75." Many of us are working from home during and that means we're working, living and staying in a shared space. And we don't have …

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How Not to Lose Your Shit

The Coronavirus threat is steadily plucking on my anxiety nerve-center. The one that I spent thousands of dollars in therapy to help overcome, mind you. So I have been implementing the "coping" skills, which were honed at the above-mentioned sessions, and I'd like to share with you some tips and strategies to help you get …

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Tips to Build Your Immunity

Here are some thing you can do to help build your immunity. Courtesy of the US Centers for Disease Controls Get Enough Sleep. This can help improve your body's natural immune function.Reduce Stress. Chronic stress appears to wear down your immune system and make you more vulnerable to illness.Eat a Healthy and Balanced Diet. A …

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Happy Veganniversary!

Today on the podcast I discuss my decision to go plant-based and a few things I've learned along the way. Check out the long list of resources below and click the links for more information. Now go run! Keli 🙂 Resources: The No Meat AthleteForks over KnivesPlant Strong by Engine 2NutritionFacts.OrgRich RollIsa ChandraBOSH!The Happy PearJosh …

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Monday Motivation: Make Your March Count

Today is the first Monday in March and I finally have some goals set. I'm giving IF (Intermittent Fasting) a try. Mostly to see if it helps with some digestion issues. I've heard a lot about it so March will be my test month. The goal of IF is to limit your eating periods so …

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Why I (Heart) Fitness Challenges!

I'm wrapping up a February challenge for my Boot-Camp class. It's called the "Cupid's Challenge". Valentine's Day. Get it? The parameters of the challenge were very (IMO) simple. Between Feb 3-29 come to 10 classes and you get an entry into a raffle. The prize being a skin care package valued at $150. It includes …

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Episode 2 – Challenges

This week we chat about our Cupid's Challenge. Click below to listen. 3 years ago I started my plant-based journey with a 30 day challenge. I've done yoga challenges, movement challenges, meditation challenges and writing challenges. They work for me and it inspires me to work hard. If you want to sign up and participate …

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How to Be ‘Heart Smart’

February is American Heart Month!    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.   The good news?  It is also one of the most preventable. Here are a few ways you can be heart smart.   Adopt Healthy Habits Eating a healthy diet (lots of fresh veggies, …

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Resources for a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Plant-based eating and veganism has moved out of the "woo-woo" zone and into the mainstream. So as more people dip a toe into adopting a full or even part-time, plant-based lifestyle it really helps to have some resources. The websites below provide recipes, tips, strategies, and resources to help you get started on a plant-based …

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What Do You Want?

Here's your chance to chime in and help direct articles on this blog! Please take a few minutes and answer the poll questions, you can select up to three answers. Your answers will make sure that I'm writing about what interests you, what matters to you, and what is most useful to you in your …

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How to Turn Your Walk into a Great Workout

I'm a runner. It's my primary form of fitness and it gives me that "je ne sais quoi" that I can't get from other activities. So imagine my annoyance when I crack my baby toe into my ottoman one morning in late December and my running is put on ice (along with my toe) for …

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Do This One Thing to Reach Your Fitness Goal in 2020

Today we are cutting to the chase my friend and I'm giving you the most important trick, tip and strategy I know to help you reach your fitness goals. Ready? Schedule your workouts on your calendar a month (or more) at a time. By putting your workouts on your calendar you are assigning them the …

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Soup, It’s What’s for Dinner

Or, how to feed your family for about $2 per person. This amazing tomato soup recipe is courtesy of The Engine 2 Cookbook.  If you are interesting in tasty, healthy, and plant-strong recipes, I recommend you buy this cookbook!  I bought mine on Amazon.  (https://www.amazon.com/Engine-Cookbook-Lip-Smacking-Rib-Sticking-Body-Slimming/dp/1455591203). Soul-Warming Tomato Soup Ingredients 1 medium onion, chopped 3-5 cloves …

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Run or Walk For a Good Cause

Australia is burning and it's just heartbreaking.    The effects of the recent bush-fires has been widespread and devastating. Melbourne-based ultramarathon runner, Samantha Gash, and Nic Davidson have created a virtual Relief Run. Let's use our footsteps to support those who have lost loved ones, their homes, and their critical needs in the face of disaster. …

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Fitness Friday: The Year Ahead

Happy New Year everyone! I've been working on some goals for 2020 but since I haven't landed on a really big goal just yet, I've set some goals for January.  Just to give me a jump start. Goal #1 - 30-Day Yoga Journey from Yoga With Adriene I've done YWA off and on for years …

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Monday Motivation: Proud Supporter of Veganuary 2020

Have you been toying with the idea of trying a plant-based diet?   If so, Veganuary may be for you. Vegan-u-ary?  Yep, Veganuary is a thing.  Launched in 2014 its' mission is to encourage people worldwide to try vegan for January and, hopefully, beyond.  During the 2019 campaign, more than a quarter of a million people …

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Hey, It’s a 7-Day Challenge

Happy Christmas Eve!  I'm throwing down a quick little challenge.  I know, like you need something else on your to do list. But listen, I've been driving around, I've been to the malls, Michael's (shoot me now) and I think we ALL need to find some gratitude. The “GRATITUDE 7” Challenge!  This mini-challenge will improve …

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Monday Motivation: Holiday Survival Guide

Holidays can be tricky.  Here are 25 tips to help you stay on track this holiday season! Start your day strong with a healthy breakfast.  It sets your intention for the day.    Here's an oldie but a goodie rule to follow… eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and supper like a …

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Workout Wednesday: Good Intentions

I'm so glad I packed my running clothes on my recent trip to Europe because otherwise what would I have worn to go get my morning coffee?  They don't call them "coffee pants" for nothing. So you guys.  My intentions were good; run across the Westminster bridge in London, bang out some Yoga or brisk …

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Happy Thanksgiving from Across the Pond

Brad, Jack and I are currently at my Aunt's house in Battisford, a small town near Stowmarket situated in Suffolk (which is in the UK) waiting for Alexa to arrive from Madrid. She's studying abroad in Madrid for the semester (check out her European travel experience on https://alexaabroad.travel.blog/) so we decided to come for a …

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Workout Wednesday: Stand Up Move Around

We've all heard that sitting is the new smoking but not everyone has access to a standing desk or even work at an office.   Here are a few ways to disrupt the sit and do your health a solid. At Work Get up and move after clearing your inbox. Set your phone timer for …

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Monday Motivation: In the Kitchen

Today I'm sharing a recipe from Eating Well magazine (formerly known as Cooking Light).  It's vegan, but don't freak out.   I think you'll like it. Creamy Lentil Soup Ingredients 4 c reduced-sodium vegetable broth 1 c uncooked green lentils (they are near the dried beans and rice) 1 c chopped yellow onion 2 tsp …

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Motivation Monday: Sunday Trail Runs are Back

We're bringing back our Sunday morning trail group!   Let's run together and explore the amazing network of fire roads, switchbacks, single tracks and splendor that is Marin County. You don't have to be fast, you don't have to be experienced but please know there aren't any coaches or run leaders so once we share the …

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Fitness Friday: Keli Runs a Marathon (again)

Today I'll unpack my recent race.  It was my 12th marathon and 3rd time running NY  and let me tell you, the Big Apple did not disappoint! When you toe up to the starting line for a race, especially anything over the 10K distance, you've spend the past 12, 16 or even 20 weeks training …

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