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Mash up Condtioning

Get on the M-AS-H UP bandwagon. Enter now!

I absolutely love this DVD. You can see Stacy and Jamie in action on Youtube. They are easy to follow and take you through the entire program with constant direction and encouragement. Three levels of fitness are shown and you can even switch between the different levels for maximum benefit. These women know what they are talking about and you are sure to see quick results.

Stacy has been personal training and leading fitness classes all over the country for 15 years. She has owned her own fitness studio and has authored several fitness DVD’s. She is passionate about
showing others how to fit physical activity into every lifestyle, helping others look and feel their best because healthy living is a vital part of their life.

Jamie has been in the health and fitness industry for 11 years. She has been involved with personal training and group exercise at numerous facilities. As a Nurse Practitioner, she has worked in medical weight loss and chronic disease. She is passionate about helping others achieve and maintain optimal wellness improving their health.

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11 Sep 2014

Do you know the difference between parking lot law vs etiquette?

Parking lot

Parking lot laws vs etiquette

Do you know the difference between parking lot law vs etiquette?

I almost got hit while crossing from the parking area to the sidewalk in front of a store yesterday. I am not a wreckless pedestrian. I check before I cross and by the way, I was in the “safe” zone, indicated by stripes on the pavement. I never assume that I can cross, although I, as a pedestrian do have the right of way in those areas.

The guilty party was a woman driving a van, she was on her cell phone and she was speeding. (more…)

30 Sep 2014

Caesar dressing for, well, pretty much anything!

Caesar salad

Caesar salad with turkey strips and faux’caccia croutons

I love Caesar salad so I decided to create this Caesar dressing. It is really delicious and because you are making it from scratch, you can adjust the ingredients to your preferences.

I buy a bunch of organic romaine at least once a week and then I go to town. You can vary the ingredients to the salad depending on your mood or depending on what you have available. I have eaten it with salmon, turkey cutlets, grilled chicken, steak, different kinds of nuts, with parmesan, without parmesan and with or without thinly sliced red onion. I don’t eat bread anymore so I used this Faux’caccia to create delicious, although not super crunchy, paleo croutons. Don’t thank me, Sonia, from The Healthy Foodie came up with this one. (more…)

27 Sep 2014

Trigger point therapy is effective in treating many types of pain, including fibro pain

trigger point therapy

Imagine being freed from your pain!

I am so excited about this trigger point therapy that I had to share. As you may know, I am recovering from fibro.

I discovered this technique when the manager of my gym contacted me about purchasing time with a trainer. I confessed that I would not be buying and he said to go ahead and fill out the questionnaire. I did and indicated some areas of concern. He assured me that he could help and help he did.

I had never heard of this technique and in fact I had never come across it in all of my internet research. When I did a direct search for more info it actually came up as a major contributing factor to fibromyalgia pain. Wow! If I hadn’t
taken a risk and met with that trainer I still wouldn’t know about this effective treatment.

In concise terms, it is the science of finding and massaging these specific points to relieve pain in specified areas. Each trigger point (not the same thing as fibromyalgia tender points, although your tender points may indeed be activated trigger points), correlates to a specific area on the body. The pain may not be located at the trigger point as there is something known as referral pain. (more…)

23 Sep 2014

Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, just a little bit more!

Reduce-reuse-recycle

Reduce-Reuse-Recycle just a little bit more!

Reduce-Reuse-Recycle just a little bit more!

Maybe you already do some of these things; maybe you do all of them. The purpose of the post is to get you to think about doing just a little bit more.

How? What? Let’s see if I can answer those questions.

Are you still using plastic shopping bags that you get at the stores? If so, think about doing these things; if you don’t need a bag, don’t take one. Many cashiers are oblivious to the cause. Buy reusable bags. The coated, woven ones are better than the plastic ones but they (more…)

22 Sep 2014

And then there was turkey soup!

Turkey soup

Turkey soup, hearty and delicious

I love soup! My B blood type diet does not recommend eating chicken. You have probably read about both of these statements before. Anyway, since I love soup so much and I used to make many versions with chicken, I had to come up with a substitute. TURKEY!

This is the first turkey soup I have ever made but it is a winner! And it meets the requirements of paleo. You don’t have to use any special kind of turkey.   (more…)

20 Sep 2014

Try this paleo style spaghetti!

Paleo style spaghetti

Try this paleo style spaghetti

I know this is not typically what you think of when referring to spaghetti but it is equally delicious and flavorful while still staying within the realm of paleo. While you don’t really see it in the picture, it does have red sauce. It is up to you  how much you want to add.

Well I guess I am finally making the creative cooking transition into the paleo world. It has taken me a couple of months of being paleo to get used to it enough to actually create my own recipes. Its not that I have not posted recipes that meet paleo requirements but I had already come up with those. They just happened to qualify.

Actually this is the third paleo recipe I have created for this site. The first and (more…)

17 Sep 2014

What do bread, deli meats and Cracker Jacks all have in common?

Cracker JacksWhat do bread, deli meats and Cracker Jacks all have in common?

They are all processed foods. They each have different dangerous ingredients but they are in fact, all processed and processed foods are not a good option if you are serious about improving your overall health. Processed foods are particularly dangerous if you are suffering from any of the numerous modern diseases.

Deciding to remove all processed foods from your diet is an enormous step to commit to but everyone will see benefits from this particular change.

What are the benefits of removing processed foods from your life?

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16 Sep 2014

The Happiness of Pursuit – a playbook for making your life count?

The Happiness of Pursuit

The Happiness of Pursuit, a book worth reading

A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest.

When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest.  And, interestingly, these quests aren’t just travel-oriented.  On the contrary, they’re as diverse as humanity itself.  Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment.

Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream.  These “questers” included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious (more…)

10 Sep 2014

No one is perfect!

no one is perfect

Underneath it all, no one is perfect

Right? No one is perfect!

Not too many people are guilty of thinking they are perfect. If you know someone that appears to believe that, more than likely they really feel quite the opposite. They just have never managed to deal with their deep feelings of inferiority.

I have a history of being off center and typically, when I correct, I over correct. I refer to this as “riding the pendulum”. I really believed, for many years, that I was worthless, pretty unworthy of even being loved and I was suicidal until I was in my late 20s. I had an extremely dysfunctional childhood and I had much to fix. Until the last several to few years I suffered from the following: (more…)

09 Sep 2014

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