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The way I see it, the time is NOW... for change to come & happiness, health & strength to be found. As of 2012, this has only changed in the way that I have stumbled upon an amazing at home business venture that has given me the avenue to ACTUALLY help transform peoples lives. Funny thing is, that's been my goal all along. So now I not only share who I am here but what I do. The fact is that anyone of you can actually find your happiness & success thru allowing the right connections to occur in your life. If you are on my blog... you made it here because you are looking to shift, strive, smile &/or change. Well now, I can help guide you to do any & all of the above thru personal motivation, life changing products with an outstanding reputation & LONG list of testimonials, substantial savings with our shopping annuity & incredible business opportunities to actually call your own... While never having to leave the security of your current J O B! Never be afraid to give something you know nothing about a chance; at least to hear about it. Then you can make an educated decision to pass it up not an ignorant one. The opportunities exist.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Today we add two recipes... Cause I missed blogging yesterday. Lol...

The fueling was kind of all over the place and portions weren't really even controlled. :( I feel so stuffed!!!! I don't like that feeling. Gotta' clean up my act this weekend and refocus on what is important to me. Fueling! Not gorging!! Ugh!!!

Haven't really gotten out for many runs and I really miss my circuit training. I do believe that calls for a routine over hall!! My sister in law is starting a 30 day challenge in the first week of June. ... I think that MY 30 day challenge starts THIS Monday!!! WORK OUT/RUN (minimum 15/30 minutes a day and no more than an hour and a half!) 5 to 6 days a week for a month straight! (It's JUST 4 weeks...) Gotta' be able to handle it right?! o_O

AND fueling has got to get in order again... can't lose what I have worked so hard to gain!!

I WILL succeed!!! Join me... and see what we accomplish by the 18th of JUNE?!?!

Measurements and weight need to be logged starting May 21!!! We have 2 WHOLE days to prepare... Let's kick some ass!!!

Now... some more recovery recipes.... Have a productive weekend bloggers!!


Why it Works: “Often after a work out I feel less like eating, but more like drinking,” says Ironman champion, Craig Alexander. That’s not surprising. A buildup of acids in your body after intense workouts will often cause loss of appetite, and sometimes even cause nausea. Nonetheless, it’s important to get carbs and protein into your body within 30 to 45 minutes of finishing your workout in order to deliver your muscles the nutrients they need to repair themselves. Alexander’s smoothie recipe is light enough to stomach, and also packs the protein (milk, protein powder, chia, and nuts), carbs (honey, banana, berries, and wheat germ) and anti-oxidants (thanks to the berries) you need to recover properly. The cold shake also helps bring down your core body temperature, helping to reduce inflammation throughout your body, a key step on the way to recovery.

The Recipe: Craig Alexander’s Recovery Smoothie
Add to a blender:
One cup of milk
Half a cup of frozen or fresh berries
One frozen or fresh banana (frozen gives it a better creamier texture and helps with internal cooling after a big session where the body temp is raised)
A teaspoon of honey
A dash of cinnamon
A handful of almonds or cashews
One scoop of
Body Science chocolate or vanilla protein powder ($73)* ChangeForLifeShoppe ($29.95)
A quarter cup of chia seeds
A quarter cup of wheat germ

Blend and drink.

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(and you get cash back!!)

TLS Protein Shake Powder Chocolate or Vanilla


Why it works: Carbohydrates are important to replenish energy stores. The Mayo Clinic endorses pasta as good source of carbs for post-workout recovery—but don’t overdo it on the noodles. Eat about a cup-and-a-half of pasta so that there’s room for the protein and vitamins needed to help with recovery and refueling for another day on the trails.Dave Wiens, six-time winner of the Leadville Trails 100 MTB mountain bike race, whips up a mean Spaghetti alla Puttanesca for dinner during hard blocks of training. “The kind where I’m riding hard for consecutive days,” he says. To balance the meal, Weins makes sure to add salad and mix in some sort of protein. “My favorite is to add prosciutto. Occasionally I’ll make it with chicken or make it without meat and have a small piece of fresh caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon or a tenderloin or rib steak on the side,” says Wiens.

The Recipe: Dave Wien’s Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

5 tbsp olive oil
Garlic (As much as you like and chopped as you like. Wiens uses a whole bulb and doesn’t like to chop it too fine.)
Onions as you like
Crushed dried chili as you like, for heat
Anchovy Paste as you like
2 fresh, or a 12oz can, of chopped tomatoes
½ -1 cup halved or quartered black olives
1 tbsp tomato paste
1-2 tbsp capers
Prosciutto or meat to suit
Fresh ground parmesan, Romano or Asiago cheese to top
Pasta shape of your choosing

Sautee garlic, onion and chili in olive oil until golden in cast iron skillet. Add anchovy paste, tomatoes, olives, capers and tomato paste. Continue stirring over medium heat. Get your pasta cooked just right, we like it al dente, of course. Mix the pasta into the sauce and cook for a couple more minutes and serve hot. We like it with fresh ground black pepper and grated cheese. I’ll usually complement this meal with a Blue Paddle from
New Belgium Brewery, but occasionally I’ll have a Moretti or a Peroni for authenticity.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

No work out today... had a busy busy day again. On the bright side, after my Isotonix cocktail, I had two egg whites with a small sweet potato and lunch was a large healthy 'green' shake. (with All kinds of fat free goodies... ) Dinner will be something light as well. Lean steak and veggies.

Now, I found this article that some of you might really find useful... Enjoy!


And our favorite recipes for incorporating them into your post-workout routine

Sports scientists love to disagree over just about everything, but they have come to a consensus about one topic: recovery meals. Namely, that no matter what type of exercise you’re doing, in order to rebuild your muscles and get ready for another bout of exercise, you need to eat 0.2 to 0.4 grams of protein combined with 0.8 grams of carbohydrates for every 2.2 pounds you weigh, per hour you’ve exercised. The experts are still fighting over when you should eat, but most nutritionists agree that you should eat a recovery meal no longer than 30 to 45 minutes after exercising. Wait longer and it’s too late to stop the body from producing cortisol, a hormone created during exercise that causes muscles to atrophy. That may sound complicated, but it’s not. Even a bottle of Gatorade and a protein bar will get your muscles on the road to recovery. Recovery meals, however, need not be so processed. A slew of fresh options can do a whole lot more for your body. Presenting our list of the ten best recovery foods, with complementary recipes from our favorite athletes, nutritionists, and chefs.



Why it works: A 2006 study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that chocolate milk aided recovery as well as Gatorade. In the study, nine male cyclists rode until their muscles were depleted of energy, rested four hours, then biked again until exhaustion. During the rest period, the cyclists drank low-fat chocolate milk, Gatorade, or Endurox R4. When they got back on their bikes, the cyclists who drank the chocolate milk were able to bike about 50 percent longer than those who drank Endurox R4, and about as long as those who drank the Gatorade. Researcher’s note that chocolate milk contains all the same carbohydrates and proteins that Gatorade does. But, it should be pointed out, chocolate milk is far less expensive. World Cup ski racing star, Julia Mancuso, favors hot chocolate after a day on the hill. In Europe they bring you steamed milk, and you add the chocolate to it,” says Mancuso. “Not like our usual hot water mixture. Or you can throw a chunk of milk chocolate in hot milk. I do that sometimes.”

The caffeine in chocolate acts as a vasodilator, widening and relaxing blood vessels so that restorative oxygen-rich blood can more easily flow through your muscles. Though hot fluids after exercise aren’t the best idea because they raise the inflammatory response in your body, they can be soothing after a long, chilly day of skiing. That promotes relaxation, a key to muscle recovery.

The Recipe: The Downtown Grocery Hot Chocolate

4 cups whole milk
11 ounces Bittersweet chocolate ~60-70%, Finely chopped
3 Tablespoons Confectioners Sugar

1. Warm milk in medium sauce pan until steaming slightly, take care not to boil over.
2. Slowly wisk in chopped chocolate.
3. Wisking constantly reduce at a low simmer for 4-5 minutes
4. Wisk in Confectioners sugar to your desired sweetness.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Well... Mother's Day was a beautiful one and now... we have arrived to another Monday!
Hope everyone has prepared to make this week a good one!! Make change happen peeps!! ;)

Had my morning Isotonix cocktail and then a few cinnamon raisin slices of toast with water.
Lunch was a grilled chicken salad and water and dinner will probably be a very little pasta and grilled chicken with avocado.

No run/work out and THAT will HAVE to change!! Not liking the last three days of that!!

But For being Monday, it has been a beautiful day and I leave you all with :

Summer Body Shape-Up Tips

Get weight loss and fitness tips to help you lose weight for summer and get in shape without injuries

Before You Shape Up For Summer, Remember These Tips

10 Ways to Get More Out of Your Gym Time

If you're on a plan to shape up for summer, make sure you do it the right way. You don't want to end up sidelined with injuries just when the weather starts making the outdoors inviting, or waste your time on exercises that aren't giving you results! Here are a few ways to keep your bikini shape-up plan safe and effective.

Start off slow: Enthusiasm goes a long way when you want to start getting ready for bikini season, but your desire to get fast results can lead to overworking or straining yourself. "Hitting it so hard and obsessively that your body can't cope with the added stressor [leads to] injury," says Tim Rich, a personal training manager at Crunch gyms. A better way to begin your workout plan is to start slow and gradually ramp up when you feel ready. Instead of an "all or nothing" attitude when it comes to starting a workout, read these tips for starting on a new workout plan slowly.

5 No-Sweat Ways to Kick-Start Your Beach Body

Get your form right: It isn't always safe to assume you know what you're doing when it comes to a new workout. Make figuring out proper form a priority at the beginning, before you start speeding up your reps. Try to work out in front of a mirror so that you can be aware of what your body looks like, and make sure that you know your basics (to get started, read our tips for performing five basic strength training moves correctly here).

It's not about spot-training: Body part-focused exercises are great for toning and building muscle, but don't think they're the way to toned abs and shapely legs. While you'll definitely get stronger, a few sessions of butt-busting moves won't get you the body you want. When it comes to that bikini body, nothing beats a healthy diet plan with regular exercise.

Want to start a strength-training routine but don't know where to begin? Some of the most effective moves are the simplest or are ones that build on the basics. Here are five beginner strength-training moves you should master!

The Squat

The basic squat should be a normal part of your routine, since squats tone and strengthen your lower body: calves, quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Improper form while doing squats can lead to knee pain or other discomfort; learn how to do a squat correctly — and try different variations to work all of your body

The Lunge

If you hate squats, chances are you're not a fan of lunges, either. But don't skip out on this move! Along with working your lower body, lunges also challenge your balance and core. When you lunge, make sure that your lowered knee doesn't touch the floor and also keep the upper knee parallel with your ankle, not past it.

The Plank

The plank makes you sweat for a reason: it's a great all-over body workout that focuses on building a strong core. Common mistakes people make when in a plank position is rounding their spine or sinking in the pelvis, both of which make this move dangerous to your lower back if you aren't careful about your alignment. From classic plank to a walking dolphin plank.

The Sit-Up

A classic move from gym class, the sit-up works the abs and hip flexors through a wide range of motion. When doing sit-ups, remember not to lace your hands behind your head, which can put too much pressure on your spine and neck. Instead, place your hands behind your ears with palms facing forward, making sure your feet are planted firmly on the floor.

The Push-Up

Push-ups get your heart pumping while working your arms, back, and chest. When my trainer first showed me how to do a push-up the right way, I realized how incorrect my form had been all along. When doing a push-up, make sure your arms are aligned, your belly button is sucked in, and your hands are steady with fingers spread out.