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My Go-To Vegetable Curry Recipe

When writing my first book Essential Sports Nutrition , I wanted to include some type of recipe that was easy to prepare but also flavorful, nutritious and satisfying for athletes. On page 151 of the book, I created a delicious Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Quinoa Curry dish - packed with spices and veggies. Inspired by this dish, I recently found myself in the kitchen - being creative as always - and created a similiar recipe but with root vegetables (perfect for the winter) and lentils (rich in plant protein, along with calcium, iron, folate and potassium). Depending on what veggies you like (or what you have on hand), you can also be creative with this recipe. I hope you enjoy my new favorite go-to vegetable curry dish. This recipe is sure to leave your taste buds happy, while feeling satisfied and thankful for such delicious food in your belly. Marni's Go-To Vegetable Curry Recipe Serves 3-4 Ingredients Olive Oil (2-3 tsp) 1 can lite coconut milk + water 3 large

Are you ready to try a triathlon?

For the past fourteen years, I’ve called myself a triathlete. Prior to embarking on this incredibly fun multisport lifestyle, I participated in running events. Before that phase, I dedicated over ten years of my life to competitive swimming. While  in college, I heard about a local triathlon event. I welcomed it as a challenging new training adventure and a way to meet other people. Here's a picture of me smiling my way through my first sprint distance triathlon. I had no idea what I was doing but I found a way to get to the finish line.  Triathlon has allowed me to travel to new places, develop long-lasting friendships and discover my unique talents and strengths. Triathlon also has a wonderful way of teaching you many valuable life lessons. Regardless of your background, triathlon is an everybody sport. Like myself, maybe you swam in college and miss the camaraderie of being part of a squad. Perhaps past running injuries have made you tri-curious. Or, maybe

2020 Resolution: Body Respect

The year 2020 is here! We all know that saying that is widely heard on January 1st..... "New Year, New You." New Year resolutions come in many forms. As a promise that you make for yourself - in hope of new beginnings - you may be wanting to break a bad habit or create something more positive. For most, resolutions are goals that you want to accomplish over a course of several months or over the year. If you suddenly feel the need to make a change, there's nothing wrong with wanting to be more active, eat a more nourishing diet or live a healthier lifestyle. However, because most New Year resolutions involve diet and exercise in an effort to change body composition/weight, this resolution to look, feel or perform differently may become detrimental to your physical and mental health. It's not uncommon for resolutioners to restrict food/nutrients and mistreat their bodies in an attempt to reach weight loss goals. If your New Year, New You goal is to impr

Your gift to the Greenville Humane Society.

Whether it's to a friend raising money for a good cause, a stranger in need or to an animal shelter, at Trimarni, we regularly find ourselves donating to important causes. For the past few years, we've donated money to our local Greenville Humane Society  on behalf of our business - Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition. We take $1 from every Trimarni purchase, round it up and double the amount - and then give money and food to the local Humane Society. Because of your Trimarni support of our small business, you helped us donate $500 and an additional $100 of cat, dog, puppy and kitten food to the Greenville Humane Society. THANK YOU! As someone who is passionate about helping others, I can't tell you how much it means to us to have your Trimarni support. Whether it's the purchase of our coffee, one of my books, a bike fit with Karel or purchasing our training plans, your support allows us to give back to others. Here is how your donation is helping the Gr

What does our winter training look like?

We have been spoiled by incredible weather lately. For the past week we have enjoyed tempertures in the 60's for our highs! Although a few rain showers to navigate through, our "winter" training has been more like spring training.  Nearing the end of our second month of our 2020 training, much of our training lately has been focused on strength, resilience, endurance and neuromuscular firing. Although many of the sessions are intense, this is only because they stress different physiological systems. There's no "speed" work as it's just way too early to be focusing on getting faster. More so, without a solid foundation of strength, it's difficult to adapt properly to intensity and volume. Seeing that it's only the end of December, it's important to keep everything in perspective when it comes to training. I feel strong, healthy and resilient but not fast or fit. I have training sessions when I feel fresh and energetic but most of the t