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Monday, January 26, 2009

Busy Week Ahead

Good Monday Morning Bloggers,
I'm heading into a busy week.

Today I have a mammogram scheduled and then I will be making a trip into the office to spend some time with my team.

Tomorrow I will be appearing on CTV News again. I will give you more details about this once I get them.

Then on Wednesday I am flying to Chicago to speak at a conference. I will be there for the rest of the week.

The Arnold Classic is coming up at the beginning of March so I have begun preparations for that big event! I will start posting my food and training logs soon. Have a great day everyone.



  1. Hi Tosca!
    Ok today is my day 1!

    I avoided the "resolution" starters for almost a month now and am ready to make a commitment!

    I was wondering one thing (although I'm sure I will wonder more before too long!)

    I like to work out @ 6am when the gym opens, less busy, get it out of the way for the day, etc. Should I be eating before I work out? I usually come home and have a smoothie (1/2 cup 1% milk, 1 banana, 140 grams frozen strawberries, 175 grams fat free vanilla yogurt and 1 scoop vanilla whey protein). Should I be having this before I work out? I also like to have a serving of the Morning Hot Cereal Mix. Should I eat this before I work out?
    Any suggestions would be great!

    ps. as I am quite a picky and routine eater, I like to keep to these two meals in the morning :)

  2. Tosca,
    Are you competing in the Arnold?


  3. Shayla I too like to get my morning workout in early 5:30am. I eat 1 cup of the baked oatmeal in Tosca's book with a cup of coffee at 4:30 before I head to the gym. At 7:30 I have a smoothie with banana, 1/2 cup of Kefir, 1 tbsp. each of natural peanut butter, bee pollen, toasted wheat germ, 1 scoop of whey protein powder and ice. I have been wondering too if this is too much or not enough so I look forward to Tosca's responce.

  4. oops! forgot to mention that I do add 1 tbsp of ground flax as well.

  5. Tosca,
    Are you competing in the Figure competition in the Arnold Classic?

    WTG on moving forward and by doing so inspiring us all.

    Can't wait to follow your progress.


  6. Hey Tosca,
    I saw the winner of the Makeover challenge was posted. In one word... WOW! :) I didn't see the two runner's up. Will you be posting those too? Thanks for all you do!

  7. How do you eat clean in the airport & on the plane? Do they allow a cooler of sorts on the plane? I've never flown before and will be taking my first trip soon.

  8. Hi Leea,

    I e-mailed Tosca asking her the same question a little while ago. Here is her response:

    "I travel a lot and certainly have some tips for long flights. Here is my emergency kit: raw almonds, apples or any other fruit, hardboiled eggs, oatmeal and protein powder. I keep them in my purse and do my best to eat regularly throughout the flight. Sometimes, this doesn't always work, but I do the best I can to stay on track with my Clean Eating.

    What else I pack depends on when I might get a chance to eat it. I might back chicken breast wraps and eat them before my flight, if they come out of the fridge and I put them in my cooler even without an ice pack, I know they will be okay for a few hours.

    It's inevitable that at some point I will have to eat out when traveling. When that happens, I just get food that I know is safe - every airport has a salad somewhere, for example. It may not be the very best meal, but it beats french fries."

    If you can, find Dry Roasted Edamame by Seapoint Farms; 1/4 cup has 130 calories, 4g fat and 14g protein; with an apply and some carrot sticks, you can't go wrong.

  9. to the emailer that wrote about the makeover winner....where can I find her story/pics. Could use some inspiration with the cold and snow leading to bad habits.

  10. Tosca,

    My husband gave me the Eat Clean Cookbook and a subscription to Clean Eating Magazine. Love them!!! He is enjoying the meals too. My question is I saw on your website you have a Clean Eating Book and a Clean Eating Expanded edition and I would like to know if both are different or if the expanded if the exact same as the first, recipes, workouts, rules etc with more information added?

  11. Go,go TOSCA!!

    I hope you will be competing in the Arnold. If so, GO GET'EM!!

    Keep up the awesome work. You truly are an inspiration to us all.


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