Good morning & happy Monday, folks! I thought I'd make a quick post about how to start your week on a positive note by giving back. Last night I was browsing active.com for local races, and I came across the Nike Grind charity, which I had somehow never heard of before. As fellow gym rats/fitness junkies, I'm sure you have a pair of shoes or two that have become too funky for even the hottest, sweatiest lawn mowing days. Donating them would be downright cruel, so they probably end up getting tossed & ending up in a landfill, right? Well, no more!
Nike accepts old tennis shoes of any brand, no matter the condition (must not contain any metal), and makes them into a grind that can be used to build tracks, tennis courts, inter-locking gym flooring tiles, playground surfaces, and even new Nike products. For more info on how the process works and how to get involved, check out the website: http://www.nikereuseashoe.com/get-involved/individual-shoe-recycling
Hope everyone has a great week!
 
 
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Daily Challenge: Eat a fruit or vegetable rich in vitamin C, such as red or green pepper, strawberry, or broccoli.
  
How to do it- Include a vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable in your next meal or snack. Choose from vegetables such as red and green peppers, sweet potatoes, kale, cantaloupe, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. Fruit options include oranges, cantaloupe, mangoes, kiwi, strawberries, and pineapple.


Why it matters- Vitamin C is a super nutrient! It helps heal wounds and cuts, and keeps gums and teeth healthy. Studies suggest that vitamin C plays a role in preventing heart problems, cancer, and stroke. It may even slow down skin aging and help prevent stress. (<--SOLD!)

**I just added some strawberries to my usual Mueslix. Very easy, very yummy!
In my bowl:
  • 1 container Yoplait vanilla honey Greek Yogurt (100cal/0fat)
  • 2/3C Kelleg's Mueslix (200cal/3g fat)
  • 2 extra large strawberries (30cal/0fat)