Wednesday, July 4, 2012


This week I am realizing I need to change up my you will see I am in need of some major variety, but that's not to say I didn't fully enjoy all my food!

Thanks to Jenn as always. She's amazing!

Breakfast: Chocolate protein powder mixed with water, fage greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, chia and nutritional yeast sprinkled on top later!

Lunch (at work): Chicken strips from Whole Foods with PopChips. I've had this lunch for five days straight.

These are my favorite so far!

Snack: Raw Organic Food Bar.

Dinner: Same dinner for almost two weeks now...kobucha squash with chicken sausage topped with ketchup and salt. It's so good obviously. 

For fitness I like to do a lot of different things...usually my week is mixed with gym workouts, walks in nature, hiking up big mountains and relaxing

My favorite workout of the week has been hiking. Ben and I took a drive to NH (almost to my Dad's house in Jackson!) and hiked 10.2 miles up and down two different amazing peaks. 

View from Mt. Height down into my hometown of Jackson!

Another great view from Mt. Height looking the other way towards Mt. Washington!

It was so much fun and quite tiring as well, but Ben and I have a running ritual where for the last mile or so of the hike, we run the trail and race back to the car (I won this time hehe).

The Giveaway:

I am a huge fan of energy mixes that you add to your water so when I received some samples from Phix Energy I was ecstatic!

This company is awesome because they offer an energy mix unlike the other brands. They blend green tea and anti-oxidants with energy-restoring NADH and yerba maté for enhanced vigor.

They also offer a sleep aid formula consisting of lemon Balm, chamomile, gaba, jujube berry and magnesium to support restful sleep.

Sounds pretty awesome to me!

There are three flavors, citron, tropical berry, and mixed tea berry and all were excellent obviously!

One lucky winner will receive two boxes of Phix Energy variety packs. What a sweet deal!!

Here's how to enter:

-Like Phix Energy on facebook
-Follow Phix Energy on Twitter
-Subscribe to my blog posts
-Leave a comment telling me how you think this energy mix would help you

Good luck!! 
I will choose a winner on Friday the 6th so get your entries in :)


  1. cheers tayla! those photos of the hike are beautiful! stopping by from wiaw!

  2. Awesome eats girlie, that squash looks especially yummy! As far as the energy mix, I think it would help me stay hydrated. I don't really like water because it's just so blah and I like to add things like the mix to spice things up a bit! Happy Wednesday :)

  3. Your breakfast looks DELICIOUS!!! :D

    I would definitely use one of those before my 5k coming up in a couple weeks. Or before any workout really. :)

  4. I'm subscribed! :D

  5. Ooooh,I so want to try popchips! I wish they were sold here in Germany,really... :(
    Great giveaway,by the way! Phix energy would help me already because I always struggle with drinking enough... Water tastes so "plain" for me,and a little taste from that mix there would possibly hit the spot! ;)

  6. I follow Phix Energy on Twitter...

  7. ...and I'm subscribed to your posts. :)

  8. I love the Chili Lime PopChips!!! There are so many flavors I am just trying that are fantastic...sweet potato, sweet thai chili. Yes, they are as amazing as they sound :-)
    I love hiking too girl! Definitely better than any old treadmill!

  9. I'm having trouble sleeping so the sleep aid variety would be great for me! And I love that type of squash, btw!

  10. I love kabocha squash, I just wish it weren't so hot - it's torturous to turn on the oven to roast it, but I know that my time in NYC is my only time to eat it (they don't sell it in Greensboro and I have to have the meal plan at school in Boston).