• What’s in Your Synergy Stew?

    November 11, 2012

    This post is part of my ongoing sponsorship with fitmixer as a brand ambassador. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

    Have you ever made a soup that was one ingredient short of AMAZING? For this month’s fitmixer topic, I was asked to think about my health/fitness “Synergy Stew” and then list out the ingredients in it. Basically, what I need for the perfect synergistic effect to make my workouts, fitness level, and goals optimal. Here’s what’s in my “Synergy Stew:”

    Plenty of nutritious and satisfying foods.

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    Plus, some treats.

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    Everything in moderation.

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    Regular exercise in the form of CrossFit.

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    Running.

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    And yoga.

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    And at least 8 hours of sleep every night.

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    Question of the Day

    What’s in your “Synergy Stew”?

    P.S. Be sure to head over to fitmixer to share what’s in your “Synergy Stew” and enter to win the monthly fitmixer giveaway!

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    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Lol I have yet to find my synergy stew, I’ve been out of whack for years! But, things that help are sleep, plenty of water, healthy foods that don’t upset my stomach, frozen yogurt, running, weight lifting, fun exercise classes, walks and stretching!

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    Michelle @ oats n' bows November 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I love how you mentioned sleep! It’s often overlooked in posts like this, and really everything else is useless if you don’t get enough sleep.

    Good food, and crossfit are up there me me as well :)

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    Michelle (Peachy Palate) November 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Plenty of nutritious and delicious food namely nut butter, pancakes, plenty of fruit and roasted veggies :) Weight training and running, at least hours sleep, an epsom salt bath once a week and some foam rolling thrown in the mix !

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    Karey @ Nutty About Health November 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Great post! You have a great Synergy Stew! I love how you said everything in moderation, so true! My Synergy Stew has healthy food, PB, dog walks, Zumba, strength training, kitchen creations, & sleep.

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    Jodea @ chillichocolatelove.blogspot November 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I love this! Makes you think… Hmm. Lots of fresh veg and whole foods, long, vigorous walks by the sea, strength training, laying off the booze and having ‘me’ time. I must remember this!

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    Tina November 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    All great things! I totally agree!

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    Sarah November 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Those cupcakes look so, so good. And I agree that sleep is really important to staying healthy. I’ve never felt so rested until this year. I’m realizing that I need 9 hours of sleep every night to feel fully functional!

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    luv what you do November 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I love this post idea…it’s similar to thinking about one’s sensory diet, but it’s really ones lifestyle diet. I may have to borrow it for my blog. My stew defintiely had 8 hours of sleep and yoga plus plenty of time spent with my family and friends!

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    Angela @ Beauty in Strength November 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    “Me” time balanced with family and friends time! Both equally important :)

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    Tina November 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Agreed! :)

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    Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes November 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Ah, “synergy stew”–very neat concept! It’s good to see you included yoga and sleep; rest especially seems to be neglected from a healthy lifestyle. I would include races/racing in my stew. Having a concrete event helps keep me motivated and holds me accountable in terms of my workouts and eating habits.

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    olviya@servingsisters.com November 11, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    all the above plus time spent serving/giving to others…nothing beats that joy!

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    Megan Infantino November 12, 2012 at 7:24 am

    In my synergy stew I would include: running (for sure!), cycling, healthy food, “me” time, furry companions, great music on long commutes home, your best friend (my husband of course), and your children.

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I’m still working on finding my perfect synergy stew, but I know it involves plenty of healthy foods, treats every so often, family and friend time, some me time but not too much, exercise that makes me feel good, and a sense of purpose! :)

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    lisa vandusen November 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Im still laughing at the pic of you running and the way the guys legs are going, looks VERY uncomfortable!!

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    Kelly@BalancedDaily November 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Love this post. I would have to agree with a lot of your points, a good balance of whole/healthy foods to keep me satisfied, a mix of cardio and weight training (running and CrossFit are my go-to’s as well), plenty of sleep, lots of water, and an indulgence here and there to ensure I won’t break down and go on a crazy chocolate binge one day.

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