My Journey to Start Healthy

AndreaHello fellow Start Healthy friends and followers! My name is Andrea Loudenback, and this is my journey to start healthy. I’ve always lived a pretty healthy lifestyle. I love working out and finding new ways to make meals healthy, fun, and exciting. However, with the hectic life that I lead between school and juggling three jobs, my health sometimes slips away from me. I’m really looking forward to using this challenge as a way to get healthy and stick to it. My ending goal is to one day gain my yoga instructors license, but for now I just want to get into the habit of doing yoga every day and becoming the best possible version of myself.

Now for a little bit more about myself. I’m twenty years old and will be starting my third year of college this fall. I spent my first two years of school at the University of Hawaii studying marine biology, but switched my major to animal science at the end of my sophomore year. I plan to spend the rest of my education at the University of Minnesota starting this year. I really enjoyed Hawaii, but decided it was time for a new scene.

My favorite past times outside of school include any type of activity outdoors. I love to bike, swim, run, hike, snowboard, surf, go to the beach, and do yoga. Anything that can be done outdoors is something you can catch me doing. Another huge part of my life is music. I’ve been playing piano since as long as I can remember, and it’s something that has really stuck with me throughout the years. Along with all of that there is nothing I really enjoy more than I good book and a cup of tea.

I would love to hear encouragement from all of you as I embark on this journey. Help hold me responsible for my goals! The best part about being involved with the Start Healthy Team is that we are all here for each other. So, I challenge you to come along with us on this journey. Create your own goals and share them with us. We are all in this together!

 

 

Journey to Start Healthy Challenge

Big things are happening with Team Start Healthy. The team has started a health challenge to find the best version of ourselves.

We’ve all decided that we have been on the road to poor health for long enough. We’ve all made a commitment to make healthy choices. Eat smarter, exercise our bodies and our minds.

To keep things interesting we will have a couple of team races along the way.

We start this journey from all walks of life, but we all have a common mission. We want to be healthier, happier and living the life we were meant to live.

We are excited to be a part of Team Start Healthy—full of excitement and determination. Meet the team and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we start our journey to healthy living.

Team Start HealthyBecky is a busy wife and mother with three daughters. They are all active with school and extracurricular activities. Becky and her husband both own and operate their own businesses. Time is a precious commodity that is hard to come by for Becky and her family. Becky would like to use this challenge as an opportunity to bring healthy living to her family. They are an active bunch—she wants to make sure that they have the right fuel for their bodies. This challenge is about finding balance with quick, easy and healthy food options. Becky’s personal goal is to fit her wedding ring back on her finger. She sees her journey as a balance of healthy living for their whole family.

Michael is a business owner and active in the community. When he is not with his two young boys, he is on photo shoots, helping friends with different projects, or working to improve his business. Michael wants to use this challenge as an opportunity to train for a rock climbing adventure in the black hills. This would be a chance to eat healthier, lean up and prepare him for the climb.

Andrea is an animal science major at the University of Minnesota. She is always working and constantly on the go. Her goal to start healthy is to focus on her yoga skills and train to become a yoga instructor.

I am Jeff. I am a public relations professional and an active member of the community. I have many different many projects that pull me in different directions. Sometimes healthy living is not at the top of my priority list. Last summer I trained for a half-marathon and injured myself before the race. My goal is to re-train and run in a half-marathon this September.

We are excited about these journeys we are about to embark on and look forward to the people that we will become at the end of this challenge. Follow us and cheer us on!

 

Turkey Sausage, Spinach Patty & Egg Whites On A Sweet Potato Pancake

Sweet Potato Pancakes (Flour Blend [Whole Wheat Flour, Unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, )], Water, Mashed Sweet Potatoes [Sweet Potatoes, Citric Acid], Sugar, Dextrose, Evaporated Cane Juice, Soybean Oil, Baking Powder, Whole Eggs, Buttermilk, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Salt), Fully Cooked Turkey Breakfast Pattie with Spinach (Turkey Thigh, Chopped Spinach, Water, Sugar, Potato Starch, Sea Salt, Potassium Chloride, Spices, Magnesium Salts, Rosemary), Egg White Patty (Egg Whites, Corn Starch, Xanthan Gum, Natural Color (annatto))
Contains: Eggs, Milk

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Egg White & Gouda Cheese On A Sweet Potato Pancake

Sweet Potato Pancakes (Flour Blend [Whole Wheat Flour, Unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, )], Water, Mashed Sweet Potatoes [Sweet Potatoes, Citric Acid], Sugar, Dextrose, Evaporated Cane Juice, Soybean Oil, Baking Powder, Whole Eggs, Buttermilk, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Salt), Egg White Patty (Egg Whites, Corn Starch, Xanthan Gum, Natural Color (annatto)), Gouda Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto (vegetable color), Natural Smoke Flavor)
Contains: Eggs, Milk

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Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites & Cheddar Cheese On A Gluten-Free Bialy

Gluten-Free Bialy (Water, Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Dry Milk, Brown Sugar, Sweet Whey, Xanthan Gum, Butter, Eggs, Yeast), Turkey Sausage Pattie (Turkey, Water, Potato Starch, Dextrose, Sugar, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Spices), Cage Free Egg Patty (Cage Free Egg Whites, Corn Starch, Xanthan Gum, Natural Color (Annatto)), Pasteurized Process Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Milk, Water, Skim Milk, Sodium Phosphates, Salt, Annatto Color, Enzymes, Vitamin A Palmitate).
Contains: Eggs, Milk

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Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites & Cheddar Cheese On A Gluten-Free Bagel

Gluten-Free Bagel (Water, Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Dry Milk, Brown Sugar, Sweet Whey, Xanthan Gum, Butter, Eggs, Yeast), Turkey Sausage Pattie (Turkey, Water, Potato Starch, Dextrose, Sugar, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Spices), Cage Free Egg Patty (Cage Free Egg Whites, Corn Starch, Xanthan Gum, Natural Color (Annatto)), Pasteurized Process Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Milk, Water, Skim Milk, Sodium Phosphates, Salt, Annatto Color, Enzymes, Vitamin A Palmitate).
Contains: Eggs, Milk

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Canadian-Style Turkey Bacon, Egg Whites & Cheddar Cheese On A Gluten-Free Bialy

Gluten-Free Bialy (Water, Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Dry Milk, Brown Sugar, Sweet Whey, Xanthan Gum, Butter, Eggs, Yeast), Canadian Style Turkey Bacon Uncured (Turkey Thighs, Water, Raw Sugar, Sea Salt, Paprika, Beet Powder, Onion Powder, Spice), Cage Free Egg Patty (Cage Free Egg Whites, Corn Starch, Xanthan Gum, Color (Annatto)), Pasteurized Process Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Milk, Water, Skim Milk, Sodium Phosphates, Salt, Annatto Color, Enzymes, Vitamin A Palmitate)
Contains: Eggs, Milk

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Canadian-Style Turkey Bacon, Egg Whites & Cheddar Cheese On A Gluten-Free Bagel

Gluten-Free Bagel (Water, Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Dry Milk, Brown Sugar, Sweet Whey, Xanthan Gum, Butter, Eggs, Yeast), Canadian Style Turkey Bacon Uncured (Turkey Thighs, Water, Raw Sugar, Sea Salt, Paprika, Beet Powder, Onion Powder, Spice), Cage Free Egg Patty (Cage Free Egg Whites, Corn Starch, Xanthan Gum, Color (Annatto)), Pasteurized Process Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Milk, Water, Skim Milk, Sodium Phosphates, Salt, Annatto Color, Enzymes, Vitamin A Palmitate)
Contains: Eggs, Milk

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Southwest-Style Chia Stuffer

Bread {Flour (Whole wheat flour, wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Water, Unsalted Butter (sweet cream, natural flavoring), Chia Bran, Agave Syrup (Agave Nectar), Salt, Yeast, Baking Soda}, Filling {Fully Cooked Scrambled Egg Whites (Egg whites, nonfat milk, soybean oil, food starch, salt, xanthan gum, citric acid, butter flavor [maltodextrin, natural butter flavor, annatto and turmeric (added for color), pepper, beta-carotine (for color)]), Water, Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese {Monterey Jack Pepper Cheese ([Pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes], jalapeno peppers, spices, salt), powdered cellulose (to prevent caking)}, Corn, Black Beans (Prepared Black Beans, Water, Sugar, Salt, Calcium Chloride (firming agent) and Ferrous Gluconate), Tomatoes, Onions, Green Bell Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Sauce Mix (Modified food starch (corn), coconut oil, corn starch, salt, maltodextrin, yeast extract, nonfat dry milk, sodium caseinate, dipotassium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, sugar, spices, natural flavor (soy), onion powder, xanthan gum, and contains less than 2% silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent) and fully refined soybean oil and sunflower oil (anti-dusting agents), Jalapeño Peppers, Southwest Seasoning (dehydrated red bell peppers, natural butter flavor, spices including chili pepper, dehydrated onion and garlic, maltodextrin, paprika, salt, potato starch, dehydrated cilantro, powdered cellulose), Spices, Lime Juice, Modified Food Starch}.
Contains: Wheat, Egg, Soy, Milk

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Vegetarian-Style Chia Stuffer

Bread {Flour (Whole wheat flour, wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Water, Unsalted Butter (sweet cream, natural flavoring), Chia Bran, Agave Syrup (Agave Nectar), Salt, Yeast, Baking Soda}, Filling {Fully Cooked Scrambled Egg Whites (Egg whites, nonfat milk, soybean oil, food starch, salt, xanthan gum, citric acid, butter flavor [maltodextrin, natural butter flavor, annatto and turmeric (added for color), pepper, beta-carotine (for color)]), Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese (Pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, annatto [vegetable color]), Water, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Onions, Green Bell Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Spices, Sauce Mix (Modified food starch (corn), coconut oil, corn starch, salt, maltodextrin, yeast extract, nonfat dry milk, sodium caseinate, dipotassium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, sugar, spices, natural flavor (soy), onion powder, xanthan gum, and contains less than 2% silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent) and fully refined soybean oil and sunflower oil
(anti-dusting agents), Modified Food Starch}.
Contains: Wheat, Egg, Soy, Milk

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Mediterranean-Style Chia Stuffer

Bread {Flour (Whole wheat flour, wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Water, Unsalted Butter (sweet cream, natural flavoring), Chia Bran, Agave Syrup (Agave Nectar), Salt, Yeast, Baking Soda}, Filling {Fully Cooked Scrambled Egg Whites (Egg whites, nonfat milk,soybean oil, food starch, salt, xanthan gum, citric acid, butter flavor [maltodextrin, natural butter flavor, annatto and turmeric (added for color), pepper, beta-carotine (for color)]), Tomatoes, Water, Feta Crumbles (Pasteurized cow’s milk & skim milk, salt, enzymes, cheese cultures, vegetable coagulant, powdered cellulose or potato starch (to prevent caking)), Spinach, Mushrooms, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (Low moisture part skim cheese (mozzarella cheese [ cultured pasteurized part skim milk, salt, enzymes], modified food starch), powdered cellulose (to prevent caking)), Sauce Mix (Modified food starch (corn), coconut oil, corn starch, salt, maltodextrin, yeast extract, nonfat dry milk, sodium caseinate, dipotassium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, sugar, spices, natural flavor (soy), onion powder, xanthan gum, and contains less than 2% silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent) and fully refined soybean oil and sunflower oil (anti-dusting agents), Spices, Modified Food Starch}.
Contains: Wheat, Egg, Soy, Milk

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