Can I just tell you how much I love hill training!!!! Hill training develops more then just gorgeous legs, sculpted abs and a perky butt. :) Hill training will teach you how to perform, with grace, under pressure. Hill training is a character builder. The hill forces you to focus on one thing and one thing only - getting to the top - by all means necessary. Hill training is a super attitude changer. You always start off hating the hill; but once you've climbed it and you look back at it from the other side, your prospective changes. Your "pre-hill" negative self talk turns into powerful, positive, "post hill", self-affirmation. Wow! I absolutely love hill training! :)
This is the last weekend of 2012. Upon reflection, how would you rate this year? Was it a "great year" or a "not so hot year"? What lessons from 2012 will you take along with you on your journey into 2013? How do you plan on ringing in the New Year? I plan on heading to the hills for a day of hiking and basking in the sun.
Regardless of how you celebrate the New Year, remember to be safe, always have fun and vow to make 2013 better and healthier then last year.
I planned a picnic for Labor Day. I wanted to make something that was healthy, quick and required low to no cooking on a hot summer day. I chose one of my huband's favorite dishe (pictured above) Mango Blueberry Quinoa Salad w/ Lemon Basil Dressing. I tweeked it by adding Salmon fillets (not pictured). For dessert I made Blueberry Icebox Pie (pictured below).
This dish called for cream cheese, condensed milk and butter, for the gram cracker crust. I love tweeking new recipes and making them more healthy so my waistline and hips won't have to pay a heafty price for my big appeitite. I made a condensed milk alternative with almond milk and coconut palm sugar. I swaped out the cream cheese with tofu. Instead of a gram cracker crust and butter, I used oat flour, spices and organic vegetable shortening. Needless to say, this Blueberry Icebox Pie will definitely be added to our list of dessert favorites! This Labor Day picnic, on the beach, as the sun set, was a total success! Be on the lookout for our upcoming cooking classes & demos. Blueberry Icebox Pie will be on our A-list of desserts. Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend.
A fitness junkie from birth, Michele was destined to make exercise and healthy living her life's passion. For over 20 years, Michele has motivated many as a personal trainer, healed hundreds as a massage therapist, transformed thousands as a Pilates instructor, captivated countless as a Kettlebell competitor/coach and soothed the souls of several as a Birthing Doula. With an eye toward adventure and a lust for travel and all things active, Michele can't wait to take on the next 20 years.