Gwen

May 4-10: Gwen

Lifestyle Questionnaire

Tell us a little bit about how you keep fit year round.

Living in the pacific northwest means that my fitness routine is very seasonal. In the summer, I stay active with hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. In the winter I am downhill skiing every chance I get. Year round I am part of a dragon boat team and I participate in an outdoor bootcamp class three times per week.

What is your diet like? Any special requirements?

My diet is fairly consistent, including a lot of fresh produce (local when possible), seafood and free-range meats. My daughter is gluten-intolerant so I find myself trying to make many of the recipes I follow gluten-free.

What motivates you to stay fit and healthy?

My two grandsons. Looking back, my parents were extremely involved with my children when they were young. I would very much like to be as active as they were, but my challenge is I became a grandparent 10 years later than they did. Both grandsons live in different cities from me, so I really want to make my time with them count.

Protein Powder

Why did you decide to start incorporating protein powder into your diet?

Two years ago when my first grandson was born, I resolved to increase my level of fitness so I registered for an outdoor bootcamp class. After the first class I was hooked. I loved everything about it, especially how hard I was pushed. After the first few classes I joined the group at a local coffee shop. I was starving after the workout, so I had a few pastries with my coffee. This soon became a routine, so I decided I needed to make a change. The instructor told me that she mixes protein powder into her water bottle while she works out. I went home that day and started researching.

Why did you choose EidoPro Protein Powder?

I had always thought protein powder was for serious athletes, not 62 year old grandmothers. So I was quite intimidated by the 5 gallon jugs covered with images of muscular men. When I found EidoPro on Amazon, it caught my eye because it was all-natural and appeared to be for any healthy lifestyle. I also didn't want to add sweetener to my diet, so EidoPro definitely checked all the boxes for me.

How do you use EidoPro Protein Powder now?

I add 1 scoop EidoPro Protein Powder to a 1L water bottle filled with 2/3 water and 1/3 orange juice (fresh-squeezed, when possible). I drink the bottle during my bootcamp class 3 times per week. And, if I'm going to be skiing all day, or on a long hike with my husband I bring a bottle along to have between breakfast and lunch.

Any surprising benefits?

EidoPro Protein Powder has enabled me to increase my excercise intensity without making huge changes to my diet. Since I started my bootcamp fitness, I've lost 10 pounds and I don't think I would have had the same outcome without EidoPro.

Daily Journal

*recipe will be available for download at the end of the week

Monday

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Exercise: Morning outdoor bootcamp fitness (1 hour)

Lifestyle choices: Gardening in the afternoon (2 hours); Walked to the store in the evening (20 minutes round-trip)

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Breakfast: Yogurt parfait (Greek yogurt, granola, strawberries and banana)

Lunch: Panini with goat cheese, pesto and grilled veggies (eggplant, zucchini, tomato, mushroom)

Dinner: BBQ wild pacific salmon, wild rice pilaf*, kale slaw, asparagus, apple crisp* for dessert

Snacks: 1 scoop EidoPro Protein Powder with water and orange juice (AM); Apple, cheese & rice crackers (PM)

Tuesday

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Exercise: Morning dragon boat practice (1 hour); Afternoon hike (3 hours, easy terrain)

Lifestyle choices: Rode bike to dragon boat practice (30 minutes round-trip)

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Breakfast: Yogurt parfait (Greek yogurt, granola, strawberries and banana)

Lunch: Salmon sandwich (with avocado and cucumber) & an apple (eaten half way through hike)

Dinner: Beef rouladen*, mashed sweet potato, broccoli & cauliflower

Snacks: Blueberry-banana muffin* (AM); 1 scoop EidoPro Protein Powder with water and orange juice, 2 gluten-free trail mix cookies* (PM)

Wednesday

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Exercise: Morning outdoor bootcamp fitness (1 hour)

Lifestyle choices: Walked to meet friend for coffee in the afternoon (1.5 hours round-trip)

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Breakfast: Yogurt parfait (Greek yogurt, granola, strawberries and pineapple)

Lunch: Leftovers from last night's dinner

Dinner: Tex Mex turkey burgers*, corn & bean salad*

Snacks: 1 scoop EidoPro Protein Powder with water and orange juice (AM); Carrot cake & latte (PM)

Thursday

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Exercise: Bike ride in the morning (2 hours)

Lifestyle choices: Mowed lawn (1 hour)

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Breakfast: Yogurt parfait (Greek yogurt, granola, strawberries and pineapple)

Lunch: Leftovers from last night's dinner

Dinner: Pizza & cheesecake at local restaurant

Snacks: Banana (AM); 2 gluten-free trail mix cookies* (PM)

Friday

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Exercise: Morning outdoor bootcamp fitness (1 hour)

Lifestyle choices: Cleaned house - My grandsons are coming to visit tomorrow!! (2 hours)

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Breakfast: Yogurt parfait (Greek yogurt, granola, strawberries and pineapple)

Lunch: Hummus & veggie (sprouts, tomato, cucumber, avocado, grated carrot) wrap

Dinner: Roast chicken, ratatouille*, fresh bread

Snacks: 1 scoop EidoPro Protein Powder with water and orange juice (AM); Blueberry-banana muffin* (PM)

Saturday

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Exercise: None

Lifestyle choices: Played with grandsons at the beach in the morning and pulled wagon to the park in the evening

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Breakfast: Oatmeal pancakes* with fresh fruit and yogurt

Lunch: Chicken salad wraps (avocado instead of mayo)

Dinner: Seafood and sausage pasta* (gluten-free), Cesar salad, ice cream for dessert

Snacks: 1 scoop EidoPro Protein Powder with water and orange juice (AM); 2 gluten-free trail mix cookies*(PM)

Sunday

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Exercise: Morning hike (2 hours, I even wore the baby back-pack for 30 minutes - I never thought I would be able to do that!)

Lifestyle choices: Played with grandsons in the yard all afternoon

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 Breakfast: Mother's day drunch! Eggs Benedict (smoked salmon instead of ham)

Lunch: Tacos at local Mexican restaurant

Dinner: BBQ ribs, roasted potatoes, asparagus, kale salad, pavlova for dessert

Snacks: fruit salad (AM); Blueberry-banana muffin* (PM)

Thank you for sharing this past week with me. It was a great week for me since it ended with a visit from my grandsons!! Download my recipe book here, and continue following along on twitter. Tomorrow we'll see what Josh is up to.

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