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The Fresh 20

 

 

If you’re like me, until yesterday, and you haven’t heard of the Fresh 20, then you are missing out.

 

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Recipe – Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad and Tomatoes

 

 

Found this on skinnytaste.com and I’m definitely trying it…  Looks like a great way to use the fresh veggies from your garden, you could definitely add bell peppers to the salad…  Enjoy 🙂

 

Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad and Tomatoes

Servings: 6
Size: 3 oz chicken with salad
Old Points: 4 pts
Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 250
Fat: 8.5 g
Carb: 17.4 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 24.3 g
Sugar: 1.1 g
Sodium: 87.2 mg (without salt)

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You’re The Inspiration…

No…  I am not going to a Chicago concert this weekend…

However, I am:  purchasing some cork boards and a dry erase board; printing some photos and quotes; and putting up my race bibs and medals…  I am creating an “inspiration” wall in my workout room…  I am using the wall directly in front of my elliptical and treadmill…  It currently has nothing on it and when I was staring off into space this morning from the treadmill, I thought:  This wall should NOT be bare…

Photos to come!!!

Workout Tips…

 

What a fantastic idea.

 

Tip yourself a dollar (maybe more or less depending on what you can afford and how vigorous your workout was) and use that money to reward yourself as you reach your goals.

 

New gym shoes, a dress in the next size lower, a massage, etc…

Sweating For The Dress…

 

I love it when a new motivational tool falls in my lap…

One of my best friends, Jessica, stopped over last night to ask me if I would be a bridesmaid in her wedding… 🙂

I am so excited to share this wonderful day with her…  and now, we can SWEAT FOR THE DRESS together!!!!

(I am going to get matching tank tops for us, one saying November Bride and the other saying November Bridesmaid…  lol)

Recipe – Pineapple Mango Bruschetta

Yesterday (Tax Day) is one of the most stressful days of the year in my office.  To take a mental break, I was daydreaming about new recipes and came up with this.  I made it last night and it was outstanding…  I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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Review – Bikram Yoga

I have been telling myself that I need to start building up my workouts in preparation for my races this summer, but I haven’t really added anything challenging up to this point.  This weekend, I decided that it was time and I took my first Bikram Yoga class.

History

Bikram Choudhury began studying Hatha yoga at the age of four.  His guru was Bishnu Ghosh.  At age 12, Bikram was the youngest national yoga champion of India, holding the title three consecutive years.  After his 3rd title, Bishnu encouraged Bikram to move on competitively.  Bikram went on to pursue an athletic career as a marathon runner and an Olympic style weight lifter.

At age of 20, a weight lifting accident crushed his knee, leaving Bikram severely crippled.  With the guidance of his guru, Bikram created his 26-posture series, which restored his health.  He quickly established himself as an expert yoga teacher around the globe, opening schools throughout the East.  Combining all that he learned from both Eastern and Western doctors and scientists at Tokyo University Hospital, Bikram perfected his comprehensive yoga system.

Bikram then tailored his technique for the Western person, specifically for the cultural problems of occupational stress, chronic overeating, poor posture, and a high stress lifestyle.

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Recipe – Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

 

 

This looks fantastic.  I realize that I need to invest in an indoor grilling pan, so I don’t have to rely on the cooperation of the weather to enjoy such wonderful meals.  Though, nothing compares to the taste of something cooked on a charcoal grill…  🙂  Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

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Versatile Blogger Award!!!

Imagine my surprise, when I saw that lil ol’ me was nominated for a BLOGGING award…  And on the EXACT day that I post my 100th blog post!!!

(Click here for more information on the Versatile Blogger Award)

I started this blog with the desire to create a space for people to share healthy living ideas and support each other in making healthy living choices.  Along the way, I have found great blogs and websites, made new friends and found a new way to help keep me accountable to me.  I look forward to the comments and feedback I receive and it amazes me every day when I log in and see how many people  I have reached.  I truly enjoy working on my blog and my goal is to find a way to turn all my “healthy living” interest into a profession.

I want to congratulate Andreea at The Windy Kitchen for her Versatile Blogger Award and thank her for nominating me.  You should click on the link and check out her blog, her recipes are fantastic.  🙂

As a part of the rules for the award, I have to tell you 7 new things about me:

  • I didn’t start liking chocolate until I turned 30
  • My signature “thing” is that I always choose orange for my toenail polish
  • Even though I have more than 30 pairs of shoes, I prefer to go barefoot
  • I recently joined “Foodie Penpals“, you should check it out
  • I love every season and even though winter can get long, I can’t imagine not having it
  • It is a personal requirement that I live near water, preferably a large body of water (I drive past Lake Michigan every day on my way to work, even though that route is longer)

Now comes the fun part…  I am nominating the following FANTASTIC bloggers (with a wide variety of interests and in no particular order) for the Versatile Blogger Award:

Are You Happy?

Sometimes we make questions so much more difficult than they need to be…

Regardless of your answer, take a look at the links below, I found some great articles on happiness 🙂

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