check in.

Hey there! Mid week check in to fill you dolls in on what I’ve been munchin’ on + workouts over the last 2 days…which isn’t anything crazy, really.As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I’m adjusting to writing (and sitting) more and more these days. I’ve been waking up and knocking out my workouts (cardio mainly) in the morning vs. midi which has been really fantastic! Its a pretty awesome feeling to know that I can work all day and my workout has already been done, rather than taking that chunk of time out of my afternoon and having to stop what I’m doing.

Lots of clean eating inspiration here. I’ve naturally slipped into a pretty low/no carbs for the last 10 days or so and feeling really amazing. I love to experiment with my nutrition & workouts to see how it changes my body – its just part of the fun of this fit life! Side Note: Once s/s hits, my appetite takes quite a shift to the lighter side. I tend to not crave big bowls of cozy oatmeal or many other carbs at all, really, that you naturally want during the colder weather months.  I’m completely satisfied with loads of fresh & dried fruits, raw nuts, veggies, green smoothies (always!) & lean proteins. I consider myself a modern day hunter & gatherer, actually! lol

Clean Eats…

Spirulina Fruit Smoothie

clean eating - snacks

suja juice

hard boiled eggs + beet juice

mixed salad

german mustard - aldi

Tuesday’s smoothie was brimming with superfoods & antioxidants…
organic, frozen mixed berries | banana | spirulina | maca | goij’s
| acai
| cinnamon | raw cacao | almond milk, water & ice
stocked up on some of my favorite Suja juices while they are on sale at WF this German mustard from Aldi is fantastisch. Mustard is pretty much the only condiment I eat and this particular kind ist sehr gut!!

chia fruit smoothie

this smoothie was unreal – tasted like frozen yogurt, seriously tho! I’ll be posting the recipe on Sunday so be sure to check back in.

suja carrot juice + snacks

rush - chicken salad

on the go chicken salad from where!? Rush Espresso. Duh!

salad + beef frikadellen

you’d think I’d get sick of eating this but its THAT yummy. Plus, it takes the guesswork out of “what am I going to eat”? If you think about how much time goes into thinking about what your going to make for dinner or what am I going to eat, having your meals planned ahead makes life a whole lot easier + your more inclined to not eat crap simply out of convenience, no?


Tues: 30 minutes fasted cardio + 1 hour hot yoga
Weds: 60 minutes fasted cardio – 30 min power, incline walk/30 min stairmaster

Like I said, nothing crazy but what I’m enjoying at the moment and what feels good & right for my body, right now.

Hoping your week is going well! Excited for lots of fun plans for the rest of the week!!

Much Love,


  1. Amy Butterfuss
    May 1, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    I have been trying to master the meal planning. I’m terrible at it. I end up at the grocery store multiple times or just eating lots of nothing.
    I was near Ballantyne on Monday for a doc appt. so I decided to take the day off and I checked out Rush Espresso and Enlighten Yoga!

    • Lauren Schwaiger
      May 2, 2014 / 2:52 am

      The meal planning definitely takes some time and even I have my days where I’m unprepared. Just stock up on the healthy foods you love to have easily accessible, especially when you have extra busy days.How did you like Rush & Enlighten?! So happy you went 🙂

      • Amy
        May 2, 2014 / 3:22 pm

        I loved both places. I’m always surprised how busy places are when I play hookie. I expect everything to be a ghost town. Both places were very busy IMO. I’m not sure who taught my class Monday…It was at like 10:30 or 10:45. It was a nice mix of challenging and stretching poses and I loved the temp of the room. I do wish they had more space outside of the room. That was a bit congested..but it seems a lot of studios have that issue. Do you teach there?

        • Lauren Schwaiger
          May 3, 2014 / 2:20 am

          That’s too funny you said that bc I always think the same thing when I go places midi and they are so busy.. You think to yourself, does anybody work?! Lol no, I don’t teach there just practice there.

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