Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Are You Ready for Some Meatless Monday Night Football?

Last Thursday kicked off the 2015-2016 NFL season. I am competing in fantasy football for the first time ever, and I'm actually doing two leagues -- one with my family, and one with my buddies from work. I'm doing surprisingly well considering I have no idea what I'm doing!

In preparation for watching my first Sunday football games yesterday, my brother agreed to come over and watch some football with me while I made us some vegetarian snacks. Unfortunately, I am a slow cook, so I was unable to finish prepping all of the different dips I made before he had to jet.

Nevertheless, I knew I would be meeting up with him and my parents later in the evening to watch some more football and Fear The Walking Dead, so I knew I still had some time to work it out.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

I'm Running Ragnar DC for Girls on the Run #LikeAGirl

In May, I completed my very first relay race. I loved the physical challenge of the relay, and I also loved getting the opportunity to bond with 5 other women in a van over 24 hours.

Because I loved it so much, when I learned about running Ragnar DC for Girls On the Run of Montgomery County, Maryland, I jumped at it! I gathered up a group of friends, and we've really taken on this challenge! We will be running Ragnar DC from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC (approximately 200 miles) as Team #LikeAGirl.

Because Girls On the Run is a charity to which Ragnar donates, we were given the chance to run the race for free, in exchange for fundraising for this wonderful organization. My fundraising goal is $500, and I am slowly chipping away at my goal. To date, I have raised enough to provide running shoes for 4 girls. My $500 goal will be enough to support full-season scholarships for two girls. If you're interested in making a tax-deductible donation to Girls On the Run, I encourage and am thankful for it!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fit Food: Chicken Stir Fry Over Freekeh

As you may have read in my last post, I absolutely love grains! Not only that, but I fell in love with freekeh after giving it a try this summer.

One of my favorite ways to eat grains is by taking chicken and vegetables, creating a sauce, and pouring these ingredients on top of the grain. Freekeh is no different for me.

When I got to thinking about flavors that would go well with freekeh, I decided that stir fry definitely had to be at the top of the list. I learned how to make stir fry -- mostly through trial and error -- when I was a kid, and I've modified my recipe a bunch over the years. Fortunately for you, I actually wrote down the ingredients as I went along, that way I could share a quick, easy, and delicious meal with all of you!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

To Know Freekeh is To #LoveFreekeh

Flecks of Lex Fun Fact: I have always been a grain-eating fool. Give me some chicken and vegetables in some kind of sauce, and I will use it to smother some grains like nobody's business. When I was a kid, I used to eat rice and soy sauce as a snack, religiously. When I learned about rice cookers in high school, it changed my life! I had a friend from Liberia who used to always have rice at her house, and she would make sure she had a bottle of soy sauce to go with it when I was coming over. Like I said: I have always been a grain-eating fool!

When I found out that Sweat Pink Ambassadors were being given the opportunity to try out a grain with an amazing name, and that I had never heard of, I jumped at the opportunity!

Working Up a Sweat with Extend Yoga

My Friday evenings... they're pretty lame. Usually, I just do a little Netflix and chill, or OnDemand and chill. It's pretty lame. If I want to mix it up, I might get something for dinner, or drink a glass of wine. It's seriously unimaginative.

A couple of weeks ago, my coworker Bertha told me about a yoga class she's been attending on Fridays after work. She told me that the classes were great, but, perhaps most importantly, they only cost $5. That's right, people! A $5 YOGA CLASS! Who knew they existed?

I decided to do a little research online before making up my mind on whether to break my super exciting Friday tradition for yoga. The studio is called Extend Yoga, and they have a great website, which made it pretty simple to conduct some preliminary research on their Friday classes.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

I Adventure Ran

The past week, I have had a couple of opportunities to do things I loved as a kid, and never thought I'd get a chance to do as an adult. I am really just a gigantic child at heart. I can't help myself, and I don't want to!

Yesterday afternoon, I got to play in a ball pit in the middle of a museum, in the middle of DC. A BALL PIT! Can you believe that? It was freakin' awesome! On Friday, I had my own Carrie Bradshaw moment during perhaps the greatest yoga class I've ever taken.

On Thursday evening, I got a chance to participate in a scavenger hunt called The Adventure Run. It's hosted by Road Runner Sports, and my local store hosts one on the first Thursday of every month in the summer. I ran with a group of friends, got my sweat on, and got to try all kinds of goodies in the process. I'd call that a win-win-win!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I'm a FitFluential Ambassador!

I did it! I did it! I finally built up the courage to apply to be a FitFluential Ambassador! And... I was accepted! WOOHOO! Runs up and down the street, cheering loudly, and banging on a portable gong. (That's a thing, right?)

I know what you're thinking, because it's like I have ESPN or something. What the heck is a FitFluential Ambassador? 

FitFluential Ambassadors are people like me: We love promoting health and fitness, and sharing that love with all of you beautiful, wonderful people out there! We also connect with different fitness-related brands to keep you up to date with what's going on in the world of fitness.

There are two main reasons why I'm super excited about this news:

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fear The Walking Dead Bingo

I absolutely LOVE making bingo boards for TV shows! They're especially fun for season finales, and can give you something to chat about during the commercials. (Plus, there's the added fun of checking to see who's paying attention!)

Last week, I watched the premiere of the new AMC show, Fear The Walking Dead. I'm torn on how I felt about the premiere, but I also felt the same way upon watching the series premiere of The Walking Dead. I, of course, continued watching TWD, and now watch it regularly with my family on Sunday nights after volleyball. It has become a ritual!

Tonight, after my coed volleyball playoffs, I'll be watching Fear The Walking Dead with my parents and youngest brother. I love munching on yummy snacks while watching the show, and it's always fun to watch the reactions of everyone in the room.

Now, for your Sunday Fear The Walking Dead pleasure, I bring you my Fear The Walking Dead bingo board! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Ultimate Fitness Fashion Touchdown with FIT and Flirty

It has been a crazy week, and it's only Wednesday! I have been getting very, very little sleep, and I think tonight is the night where I will wind down and head to bed soon. But first, I want to remind you about an awesome giveaway!

Let me back up a second. Are any of you readers out there football fans? This year, I'm going to be participating in my first fantasy football league EVER! I have absolutely no idea how to do it, but it's all good because I'll figure it out, as I fully intend to kick everyone's butts!

So I bring up football because this giveaway, hosted by Fit and Flirty, is called The Ultimate Fitness Fashion Touchdown Giveaway. This is the first year they are hosting this giveaway, which serves to commemorate the beginning of the NFL season. Fit and Flirty wants to show everyone that there is a fierce female fan base for the NFL!

Kick Starting my Day with Special K® Red Berries

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When I first started dating my boyfriend, I discovered something unusual about him. Dude cannot go to bed before eating at least one bowl of cereal! He is obsessed! When we went on vacation with my family last week, he actually located a grocery store nearby, and bought himself some milk and cereal. Now that's dedication!

As I've mentioned on Flecks of Lex many times, I am really bad at eating breakfast. It's not that I don't love breakfast foods; rather, it's that I always struggle to give myself enough time in the morning to get a meal together before running out the door.

This summer, I've taken it upon myself to focus on breakfast. It really is the most important meal of the day, and I'm getting too old to neglect it and expect to be energized in the morning on an empty stomach.

When I accepted the opportunity to write a sponsored post on behalf of Special K Red Berries, I was really excited! Now I could really focus on getting a bowl of cereal in my belly before heading out to the office!


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