Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cane sugar free energy goop

Getting calories when your playing hard out in the snow is a constant battle. I'm on a ski bum budget and am eating zero cane sugar, which eliminates just about every single pocket snack availiable at the grocery store. 

Maple syrup has gone on sale a couple times lately so I treated myself and have been making my own maple nut butters.

Iris's homemade energy goop
2 Tablespoons nut butter of choice
1-11/2 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 Tablespoons maple syrup

Additional flavor options:
Choose one or two and mix it up!
1 teas cocoa powder
40-50 drops green tea extract
1 teaspoon instant esspresso 
1 drop cinnamon essential oil
1-2 tsp vanilla 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Checking Goals off the list!

There are mind sets you get stuck in. For me, one of those mind sets is that I am slow and have to take breaks when I'm hiking. My mind was blown recently when I had the epiphany that I can just go slower for a few steps rather than taking a break. 2 weeks ago I then realized the hike on Glory Mt off Teton pass, that I do all the time, I could do with out stopping. I didn't think I could do it right away so I set it as a season goal. I hiked Glory a few times and tried to do it non stop but something always cameras  up, had to pee, shed a layer, had asthma issues etc... Always something, so I started thinking of ways to eliminate each of them. I honestly didn't really think I would be able to until at least mid-season. TODAY, this morning... I DID IT! It was just the right situation, my breathing was good, I pee'd before I left, I shed a layer as I moved.. And just slowed down if I needed to then sped up when I could, keeping my breathing and heart rate under control. 
I am surprised that I did it and I need bigger goals now! So exciting!

What are your season, year and life goals and how are you achieving those TODAY? Or what moves can you make now to get closer to achieving them?!
Unbroken hill climb!.. Ready to shred!
Just like Dori would say 'Just keep moving'

Sunrise on Mt Glory
The frost looked like 1'' thorns!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Season Health Goal #1

Trying to keep it simple this season... A lot of my diet is just a habit by now but beyond diet I'm focusing on some lifestyle goals. I'm going to talk about my hydration goal this week.

Daily goal - 100 oz. of water
Easier said then done but it's all about one day at a time...And its a goal that is good no matter what, if I don't make it everyday I'm still more hydrated then I would be without it.

What are your health goals and how will you achieve them?...

Without water you can't function to your fullest capacity.
To meet my goal of drinking a minimum of 100oz/day I drink about 50-64 oz when I wake up, on an empty stomach. Drinking water on an empty stomach has countless benefits. My favorite is that it gets my pre-game poop ready before I leave home to go snowboard. It also gives me a head start on being hydrated for my whole day, then I can just have some sips when I need, and a glass at my meals. I also do a positive enforcement trick with myself where, once I drink at least 50 oz. in the morning I treat myself to coffee or tea!

50-64 oz right when I wake up
10-32 oz sipping as the day goes maybe lots more if I'm doing a long adventure.
10-12 oz at lunch
10-12 oz at dinner
10-12 oz before I go to bed
90-132 oz easily.. broken down in an order that makes it more realistic

What are your favorite drinking tools!? I love my Platypus water bottle.

Cushioning your joints and converting food to energy are pretty essential for snowboarding. .. or any fun thing!