I have an addiction

It started out really simple, I was looking for a new mid morning snack. I feelP6206376 300x225 I have an addiction into a rut and was looking to branch out.  Then we had a bit of a heat wave and I didn’t feel like cooking anything. It’s one of the few times a year that not having an air conditioner in New England is a bad thing.

Any who.. I started making smoothies and I can’t stop! My smoothies have taken on a life of their own.  My latest creation.

1 T powdered greens
1/2 c greek yogurt
1 kiwi peeled
1 t Udo’s oil
4 oz sweet potato (yes a sweet potato) — previously roasted
1/2 c water
handful ice cubes

Take all of this mix in a blender and blend until smooth.  The shake will be green, but will taste great.  If you feel that you need it, you make add 1/2 t honey to add some sweetness.

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My Goals

So here were are 6 months into 2011 and I’m revisiting what I’m doing for me bullseye 300x225 My Goals this year. This is the longest that I have gone without a fitness goal.  I got to tell you I’m a feeling a little out of sorts.

This past week I sat down and got clear about what I want to accomplish between now and the end of 2011.

1. Finish the Falmouth Road Race

  • I’d like to run this in under 1 hour
  • I’d like to properly train for this race, the past few years I’ve done a half ass job training for it. [Read more…]
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Looking For Weight Loss Magic?

The magical way to lose weight is taking consistent action.  My favorite wand 300x281 Looking For Weight Loss Magic?quote is by Cher ~

If having a perfect body was easy everyone would have one.

To have your perfect body, you will need to take consistent action. Taking consistent action requires the following.

  • Change your eating habits
    • remove sugary drinks – sorry ladies, those sweet coffee drinks sure look and taste great but they can pack on the pounds. [Read more…]
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Healthy Tropical Smoothie

We all have those mornings where we are running out the door and can’t smoothie 300x300 Healthy Tropical Smoothiequite cook a meal or now that the summer has finally arrived and its too hot and you just don’t want to cook give this smoothie a try.

  • 1/2 mango
  • 1/2 banana
  • 4 strawberries — frozen
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (any flavor)
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 and 1/4 cup cold water

Put all in your blender and blend until desired smoothness and thickness.  Want this to be a little more satiating add in some good fat give 1 t coconut oil, flax or udos.

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Quinoa — Best Seed You’ve Never Heard Of

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Quinoa is pronounced keen-wah and has a rice-like appearance with a crunchy texture and slightly nutty flavor. It’s a staple in my cupboards because it takes great warm as well as cold. Here are a few other reasons why you should think about giving quinoa a try.

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Are You Passionate About Your Goals

I am passionate about my goals. My passion drives me forward to live the lifegaolblocks 300x214 Are You Passionate About Your Goals of my dreams. I know what I want in life and I set goals to get me there.

I know that each goal I achieve brings me in union with what I desire. I feel truly invigorated with each success! Meeting a goal, no matter how big or small, strengthens my confidence and self-esteem. I enjoy these feelings and strive to receive them as often as possible. [Read more…]

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Are You Ready To Let Go Of The Past?

To get the future you want, you need to let go of the past. Review your baggage past future 239x300 Are You Ready To Let Go Of The Past?and see if those old beliefs you have been holding onto are holding you back.  Take time to reflect and then say those are old beliefs and I let them go.

  1. Set a deadline – nothing springs you into action like a deadline.  I recommend picking 3 dates (short roughly 6 weeks, medium roughly 12 weeks and long roughly 24 weeks). This way you’ll have something to celebrate yet keep you motivated.
  2. Review past behaviors – As I said earlier, look at your past, if what you were doing wasn’t getting you to where you want to be, then you need to stop doing them. What I mean is if you want to lose weight and you are not exercising and/or watching what you eat, guess what?  You are not going to see results.

Now is the time to take your dream and put it into action.  I am hosting a Shape Up For Summer teleconference call.  I will be discussing actions you can take to flatten your belly, tone your legs, tightened your tushy and what’s the best thing to eat on a hot summer night. To attend, just register here.

In the next 30 days what actions will you take to make your dreams come true?

 

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