Sunday, November 28, 2010

I am

I am

I am sick of conformity

I am a child of God

I am your best friend, but occasionally falter and will let you down

I am Lil’ Kim, Ralph Waldo Emerson, & Jack Lalanne on any given day

I am confused

I am swim, bike, run

I am a fruit bowl, good for you, colorful, and you enjoy taking to parties

I am scared of the dark

I am a good mother in spite of myself

I like to make you laugh, even if it’s just an attempt

I like a good quote that gives me goose bumps and places things in perspective

I like to dance

I like to see people reach their potential

I like the smell of honeysuckle

I want to lie on your chest and hear you breathe

I want you to be proud of me

I want to see fresh flowers on my table when I come through my door

I want to see them cross the stage with a college diploma

I want to master living in the moment


In the spirit of gaining perspective, waiting patiently, and getting healthy, I decided to start writing poetry and journaling my thoughts and feelings. I came across Julie Gray's blog about writing and found her I am writing challenge. I didn't enter the contest but still enjoyed reading the "I am" poems and decided it would be "life-affirming and uplifting for YOU."

If you are going through a transition in your life start writing about it, even if you are the only one reading it.


With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Morning Glory Muffins


The beautiful Jenn S. with her gorgeous locks of hair and snappy wit brought these in before our session on Friday night. These little muffins rank high on "clean eating foods that actually taste good and not like Plaster of Paris."

Dry Ingredients
-3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
-3/4 cup Oat Bran Cereal
-1/2 tsp. baking soda
-1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
-1/2 cup Sucanat (try it....please)
-1/2 tsp. sea salt

Wet Ingredients
-1 mashed banana
-1/2 cup plain kefir
-1 whole egg + 1 egg white (well beaten)
-2 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1 carrot peeled and grated
-1/2 cup chopped, pitted dates
-1/2 chopped walnuts

1. Preheat Oven 425
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl-Mix well
3. Combine al wet ingredients in a bowl-Mix well
4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until combined. Do not over mix or your muffins will come out flat and rubbery.
5. Spoon batter into muffin cups until 3/4 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove and let cool. Enjoy.

The Most Important Part:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Berry Blast!

After a hard workout with me try this muscle repairing smoothie!

"Berry Blast"

>1/4 Cup fat-free plain Greek Yogurt
>1 Cup Water
>1 Cup Frozen Organic Mixed Berries
>1 Scoop Whey Protein
>1 Tbsp. flaxseeds
>1 Tbsp. honey
(ADD one small hand full Spinach, can't taste it I promise!)