Rebrand, reboot, redirect

July 24, 2012

I realize it has been some months since my last blog post; I have been quite busy. To stay posted on some pretty exciting things coming at you from Skoogfit, check out my new website and follow my blog there. I will no longer be using this format to communicate with you, dear reader.

Much love,



Hot as Ballz!

June 22, 2012

This season is already sizzling hot. My street has become people stew and smells like it…the subway platform a marinated mess of stinky feet and underarm sweat. Marathon training? Ha! I’m just trying to get from one block to the next without frying like an egg!

My favorite mode of transportation (walking) hasn’t been the smartest: Wednesday, after back-to-back clients and a doggie stroll, I was exhausted. I took a catnap and woke up dizzy and lightheaded. Dehydrated and overheated, I was forced to chill at home, dog licking my face, husband playing nurse. It turns out several clients have fallen victim to the heat, too.

Unless you have extra sick days stored up and money to burn, don’t push yourself in this heat. Below are some warning signs that you may need to slow down:

  • A headache
  • General lethargy
  • Abnormal fatigue
  • Lack of motivation to do anything productive
  • Moodiness
  • Muscle soreness that lasts more than 48 hours
  • Body aches
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth and throat

Feel exhaustion coming on? Get in remedy mode!

  • Hydrate. Drink coconut water, watered-down gatorade, plain ol’ water with lemon or sparkling water with a splash of fruit juice.
  • Skip your workout today. And maybe tomorrow. A few days of rest won’t make you fat! In fact, you’ll come back stronger and better.
  • Rest up! Take a nap! Shut-eye helps restore hormone levels.
  • Get a massage. Take a load off and smooth out those sore muscles!
  • Eat vitamin-rich foods like leafy greens, colorful berries, legumes & lentils, fish & other lean proteins, and healthy fats like nuts & avocado.

Dinner tonight!

June 13, 2012

One of our staple restaurants is a farm-to-table, organic & local neighborhood spot. I try to order something different when I go, but my palate sucks me right back into the same thing, time after time. Last weekend, my husband and I went upstate to visit dear friends. Guess what they made for lunch? Another version of my favorite restaurant dish!

For dinner last night, I recreated my own version. You should, too.

Skoog’s Rice Bowl

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 zucchini, sliced & cubed
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced & cubed
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, cut small
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage, cubed
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • drizzle olive oil

Brown rice takes approximately 45 minutes to cook. When there are 15 minutes left on the timer, chop and combine all vegetables in a big serving bowl. When rice is done, mix raw vegetables with fresh, hot rice. Season with sea salt and cracked pepper, drizzle with a tablespoon or so of extra virgin olive oil. Top with your favorite protein, like grilled shrimp, chicken breast or salmon. You can actually add anything, from cashews, peanuts, water chestnuts or your favorite fruit, like pineapple, dried cranberries or raisin. YUM!