WIAW #26 – Road Trip Edition

Today is a great Wednesday as my fiancé is coming home :D I’m so excited about it… This is a special WIAW because I am going to post some of the photos from this weekend.. Thanks to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW party.

My friend Alicia invited me on a last-minute trip out to Houston/Sugar Land to go see an author of a book we’d been talking about for over a week– “The Plan” by Lyn-Genet Recitas:

In this revolutionary book, cutting-edge nutrition expert Lyn-Genet Recitas reveals the surprising truth behind what actually makes people pack on the pounds. Carbs and portion sizes, it turns out, are not the problem. Foods that are revered by traditional weight loss programs, such as turkey, eggs, cauliflower, beans, and tomatoes, may be healthy in a vacuum, but when combined with each person’s unique chemistry, they can cause a toxic reaction that triggers weight gain, premature aging, inflammation, and a host of health problems including constipation, migraines, joint pain, and depression.

Alicia first saw Lyn-Genet on Dr. Oz and told me about it. I had a few episodes of Dr. Oz DVR’ed, so I was able to watch the segment (you can watch it here), and it made a lot of sense. Anyway, I decided to go with Alicia on a day trip, we were going to head out around noon and come back that evening.  During our run on Saturday, we decided to stay the night. We hit the road at 11:30 and got to our destination three hours later.

Sugar Land City Hall

Sugar Land City Hall

Lyn-Genet talked to us about the book, her experiences with the plan, and answered questions. We then watched the Dr. Oz segment. Afterwards, Lyn-Genet signed copies of her book.

Lyn-Genet, Alicia, and me @ Ruggles Green (credit: Ruggles Green FB)

Lyn-Genet, Alicia, and me @ Ruggles Green (credit: Ruggles Green FB)

What I was really looking forward to, however, was trying out the food at the venue, Ruggles Green, which is a certified green restaurant and has a lot of Gluten-Free options.

Alicia had a burger, which had the most amazing bun!

Alicia had a burger, which had the most amazing bun! It was fluffy and had a nice flavor

I had the Crab & Shrimp Pasta, which was sooo good, that I ate it all!!

I had the Crab & Shrimp Pasta, which was sooo good that I ate it all!!

After a bit of shopping, we went to P.F. Chang’s for dessert and drinks.

Drinks @ P.F. Chang's

Drinks @ P.F. Chang’s

We had the Chocolate Dome for dessert, but we actually took it back to the hotel. We checked into the hotel around 8:30, had our dessert, tried to stay up, but by 9:00, it was lights out! We were exhausted. I slept until about 7, we got ready, and drove back to Austin. Since it was Sunday, we decided to grab brunch at Wild Wood Cafe.

Brunch @ Wild Wood Cafe

Brunch @ Wild Wood Cafe – chicken tamale, migas, French toast, bacon, potatoes, and bean & veggie enchilada 

It was a short, but fun trip. I definitely learned a lot, and in regards to “The Plan,” I will be trying it out after the Austin Half Marathon. I know there are some foods that are reactive to my body, and I have been frustrated when my weight has gone up when eating clean. I’m going to wait to do the plan until after the half marathon because it’s best that you don’t exercise during the 20 days of the plan.

How was your weekend? Did you have Monday off?


  1. I hope you share more about what you learned about “The Plan.” It sounds very interesting, and very true. Just because something is deemed healhty doesn’t mean it is healthy for everybody. Legumes and nuts are considered healthy, but for me they cause more harm than good.

    • I definitely will.. can’t wait until after the half marathon because lately, a lot of things have been upsetting my stomach :(

  2. Wow, that Ruggles Green restaurant sounds amazing! Certified green? How cool!

    I was supposed to work on Monday at my university, but I had to call in because it was a blizzard outside and I didn’t want to make the two hour trek in the snow!
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  1. […] realized I would have to run 14 miles alone {2 friends were running the 10K and Alicia is doing the Plan, so she can’t work out for long periods of time} and our Rogue location wasn’t […]

  2. […] you find foods reactive to your body. These foods cause inflammation, resulting in weight gain. I posted about the Plan shortly after I had met Lyn-Genet Recitas in […]

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