Wow. What a crazy-awesome day. Never in a million years did I think I’d end up on television for a batch of healthy cookies that I baked. I love how random/unpredictable my life is sometimes. Hey, I’m just going with it!
Yesterday morning, Theodora and I dressed in our holiday best, freaked out with nervous excitement, and then got picked up in a car to appear on The Dr. Oz Show. On Monday, one of producers asked me if I had a friend who might want to appear on the show too— I knew just the person to ask! Having Theodora with me on The Dr. Oz Show really helped calm my nerves and, of course, it was a lot of fun to share such a cool experience with a friend.
We were on a holiday-themed show, so it won’t air until sometime in December. I’d love to tell you guys all about it, but I was asked not to talk about the show until it airs. As soon as I know its air date, I’ll let you know so you can see just how awkward I am my television debut.
Outside the NBC studios!
Backstage at The Dr. Oz Show!
As soon as we finished taping at The Dr. Oz Show, I headed straight to Penn Station to hop on a train back to Boston.
For dinner, I grabbed a fabulous salad from Zaro’s. I initially wandered in looking for a sandwich, but I stumbled upon a make-your-own salad station. (Well, someone else physically makes you your salad, but you pick what goes into it). The salad greens are a set price and then each topping is an additional charge. I ended up adding broccoli, beets, artichoke hearts, chickpea, and tomatoes, so I figured that my salad would cost a fortune, but the whole huge thing (along with a grainy whole wheat roll) cost just $7. I know that probably sounds expensive for a salad, but it’s not too shabby for a healthy meal at Penn Station.
I woke up bright and early this morning (lots to do today!) and made myself a bowl of oatmeal. In the mix: oats, ground flaxseed meal, almond milk, shredded coconut, dried cranberries, and a scoop of Chia Charger nut butter. I also drank an iced coffee with a splash of eggnog.
Feel Great Weight
If you’re trying to reach your Feel Great Weight, Thanksgiving can be a very stressful holiday. With so much delicious food tempting you, it’s difficult to keep your healthy habits in check. Who doesn’t pile their plate high at Thanksgiving dinner?
If you’re anything like me, however, too much splurging on Thanksgiving often sets off a domino effect for the rest of the holiday season. Instead of embarking on a six-week foodfest, take control of the day and jumpstart your motivation for a healthy and active holiday season—one where you lose weight, not gain! View the slideshow for five tips for a healthier Thanksgiving.
Be Thankful Challenge
I’m thankful for blog friends. The friends that I have met through blogging are simply the best. I can’t imagine my life without them now.
Thanks to everyone who entered yesterday’s giveaway to win a fitbook! Here are your winners:
Megan: My main fitness goal right now is to look hot in a new years eve dress.. i love tracking my food and workouts- keeps me on track
Alison: Wow, this would be so helpful! My current fitness goal is to tone up and lose about 10lbs for the 6 (yes, 6) weddings that I am in during 2012.
Congrats, Megan and Alison! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize.
If you didn’t win a fitbook, but you would still like to purchase one, they’re on sale today! Get ‘em while you can!
Question of the Day
Have you or someone you know ever appeared on TV? Please share the details!