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Workout & racing snacks

When I raced my first ironman back in 2008, experienced ironman athletes advised me to use gels because they were an easy and quick way to replenish calories. One gel before the swim, then one gel every thirty minutes on the bike, then the same during the run. It took me almost 11 hours to cross the finish line...So I needed new ideas to fuel my body during long training days and races.…

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Hydration drinks

I’ve signed up for the 2017 Honolulu Marathon! I am officially going to start running again (or at least I hope to). Hawaii is blessed with year-round, gloriously warm weather, so any exercise calls for proper hydration.…

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Sky is getting me in shape

How am I going to go get back in shape, or at least get back to my pre pregnancy body after my baby is born? This question frequently popped into my mind during my pregnancy. However, now that I am able to hold my almost 2 month old baby the answer to this question does not seems as important as it was before. Physically I am still recovering from a challenging labor (but it was worth every second) and the…

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My L.E.A.N pregnancy

You might be looking at my huge baby bump and thinking “Lean?!”. Well, L.E.A.N in this post stands for Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (according to Dr Sears Wellness Institute). As I write this post, I am just a few days away from my due date (March 15), and I can say that I truly LOVED being pregnant and all the stages and changes that came along with it, even the extra 30 pounds. …

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Supplements while I am pregnant

I always knew I wanted to be a mother, but I never really spent time thinking or researching what a pregnant women needs or goes through during these very special 9 months. In the beginning of this year, I became a Health Coach, and one of the topics in the course was about the special health needs during pregnancy. Most of the information that I learned was very new to me, and it was such a wonderful coincidence that I…

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Ways to eat avocado

{article published on Hawaii Sport Magazine – Jan/Feb issue} Abacate…that is what we call avocado in Portuguese. Growing up, I didn’t like “abacate”, and the main reason was because every weekend when I went to sleep over at my cousins’ house, her father forced us to drink an avocado smoothie for breakfast. It was a nightmare! We couldn’t leave the table to go play until we finished that gigantic cup with that green creamy liquid. I had to hold my breath and…

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The Top 12 Pregnancy Superfoods

People often tell me: “Now you are eating for two!” That’s true, but I have been learning in the past  6 months that “eating for two” does not mean that I should eat two times more, even though sometimes I am more hungry than I ever been in my life. But more than the quantity, I have been focusing on the quality of each bite. The thought that everything that I am eating is not just feeding my own needs but specially…

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