Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Since I began eating clean, I am always so amazed at what I can make that tastes even better... but fuels my body rather than harms it. I have a sweet tooth just like anyone and I have those times that I HAVE to have dessert. So I have found solutions. This is one of my staples. 

If chocolate chip cookie dough is your thing, then this is the bar for you. I make a lot of larabars and everyone has their favorite. This one is mine. I love cookie dough, but I never eat it because I don't need the sugar and calories. For me, this tastes just like a great cookie dough and I cannot believe it is healthy! I told my husband I need to buy a crate of organic dates and cashews. I love that I can even eat this for breakfast and not feel guilty! 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabars

2 cups raw cashews 
2 cups medjool dates
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips

Add your cashews to a food processor and pulse until they resemble bread crumbs. Next add your dates. Make sure the pits have been removed. Add Vanilla and pulse until fully blended. 
Add mixture to an 8x8 pan, or similar size, prepared with parchment paper. Press down firmly. Top with mini chocolate chips and press them down. 
Place in the freezer for 1 hour and then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Funny Witty Workout Shirts and Tanks

Call it a conversation piece.
Call it the way I talk myself into a workout. 
Call it funny.
Call it sassy.

Whatever you call it... It is a trend so getcha some.

I am talking about the awesome shirts over at Wicked Custom Apparel. With funny saying like: "I am unable to quit as I am currently too legit" on my shirts. I get a lot of thumbs up, and "right on!". It is a lot of fun and really it cheers me up to put on an awesome shirt in the morning that cheers me up and others as well. 

My daughter even is enjoying sporting hers in Morocco! 

I love the fit. Not too tight. Not too loose. Makes it a go to for all working out. Easy to throw on and get sweaty, without having to worry about the fit. Barre, Pilates, Running, Yoga, Boxing, Dance, Cross-fit, every workout... they work for all of it. 
They are really affordable and cute. So head on over and get yourself a few. They have cute holiday shirts too. You can get them here
You are welcome. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Affordable Stylish Yoga Capris

I really feel like I have the best job ever. I get to wake up and start each day working on myself with some personal development. Then I push play on my workout to make sure to love on my body that does so much for me. It is a lot easier to push play when you have cute comfortable clothes to wear. Thankfully another perk of my job is the ability and freedom to work with fitness companies. I get to try out and give my honest opinion on how I feel about the product. Over the next few weeks I will be giving you some information on some of my favorite fitness and yoga brands. I am starting today with 

These light fabrics and colorful patterns come straight from Brazil !What I love the most about them is that they are made to fit your body lines and accentuate and support. Whether you are headed to the gym or simply going about your everyday business, their selection of yoga leggings can give you a comfy and great looking solution.

Here I am showing their Capris currently on sale for $40!
Nope tank by Wicked Custom Apparel

I personally love leggings that are a high waist, but don't roll down. I LOVE that about these leggings. I can run, squat, lift, dance, yoga... and they stay put. 

Lastly the thing you may want to know.. they are some of the most affordable in their line of quality. They are thick, sturdy... yet 1/2 the cost of some similar brands. 

Right now they have a sale going on a lot of their Capri's. Check them out here

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

National Taco Day? Well here are some healthy tips to keep you on track with your health and fitness goals and a Taco Recipe Round-up

Say what?
National taco day???
Enter shocked emoji here. 

I am on day 2 of a program. I have plenty of times that I can indulge and have what I want. I go for healthy, not necessarily a ripped body. But, I have been a little too slack lately and it is time to pull in the reigns and stop making excuses. Basically, I am ready to say goodbye to my muffin tops I gained from one too many Moscow Mules on Safari in Africa. It was worth it at the time. I am ALL about work hard, play hard. My friends... it is time to WORK HARD! 

Don't get it twisted. I WILL still be partaking in National Taco day. I am an American Citizen for goodness sake! I just have learned to make my taco's "clean". I also have learned to eat 2 not 4. 
True story.

Tip #1 I always use organic non-gmo corn tortillas. After cancer, I will always and forever be PRO-NonGMO. 

Tip #2: Swap out the sour cream for wholesome organic Greek yogurt. Tastes the same and SO MUCH better for ya. 

Tip #3: Bake or steam your shells instead of frying them. You lose a majority of the fat and calories by doing this. 

Tip #4: Swap the cheese for Avocado. It gives a rich creamy taste and you hardly know you are missing the cheese. It is a healthy fat swap your body will thank you for. 

Tip #5 Add extra protein rich greens like spinach and kale to your taco salad mixture. 

Here are some of my favorite Taco recipes you can "healthify" with the above tips. 


 Taco Salad

 Homemade Taco Seasoning

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Best Guacamole

I love this time of year here in California. It is not uncommon to pull up to a stop sign and there be a little farmer selling bags of fresh picked avocado's for $5. I snag a bag any time I can. They grow abundantly here, and it is not uncommon to drive through a neighborhood and have boxes of them on the curb labeled "free". That is what I used to do with my lemons and limes. 

I used to be afraid of Avocado's because of their fat. After having Cancer and the doctor telling me it is a perfect fat. A fat my body needs. I was so happy! I use them in everything from ranch dressing, to salads and sandwiches. More often than not I don't even need mayo or a sauce. They make everything creamy and delicious!

So here is my all time favorite way to make Guacamole. Creamy and Chunky at the same time. It is naturally gluten-free! We went over to our friends for game night and because I didn't want to be tempted to eat food that was bad for me, I brought sliced cucumbers to dip into it. Yum! Everyone else loved the Organic chips I brought, but I was a good girl! :)

by Mom What's For Dinner

1 cup diced sweet onion
4 garlic cloves minced
4 serrano chiles minced (with seeds for spicy)
Juice of 2 limes 
5 ripe avocados 
coarse salt 

Put the onion, garlic, chiles,lime juice and Avocados in a bowl. 

Use a large serving fork and mix up the ingredients. Then press the fork around the sides of the bowl mashing the Avocado. This will make a chunky guacamole. If you like Cilantro, by all means add it. We love it, but I know for some people it is a cringe ingredient. ( I will never understand that way of thinking ). But I aim to please. 
There you go! The best guacamole ever! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Documenting the process of the 3 week yoga retreat

Five days ago I started doing an online yoga retreat. For 30 minutes a day I am pushing play on an online yoga program with awesome instructors. It starts at the very beginning of yoga. Even though I am a 200 hour registered yoga teacher, I LOVE returning back to the basics and making sure my foundation is still where it needs to be. That is what I love about yoga, it is a practice, and always there for you at every point of your journey.

Day one:

On day one we met Vytas. If you are wondering where you have seen him before, he has been on Survivor twice, and his brother Aras is one of the winners. Besides that he is one of the most popular yoga instructors in Los Angeles. I felt he did an amazing job of bringing awareness to the mat and a good solid foundation in important poses like Downward Facing Dog.

Day two:

Day two was just as enjoyable. We spent a lot of time in low lunge and Vytas once again did a fabulous job of breaking down these foundation stretch poses. I may have mentioned our team of yoga teachers has add on's for the retreat. Today I taught and broke down the halfway lift or 

Ardha Uttānāsana. You can see my addition to the retreat here: 

Halfway lift or 

Ardha Uttānāsana

Day three:

On day 3 we explored more balance postures. Vytas broke down tree and other balance postures with key alignment cues that will help us stay on track down the line in our practice. I also included a clip of me getting some cardio in with Country Heat. Let me know if you are ever wanting to add cardio to your practice! 

Day four:

We flowed it together today! It was a fabulous practice that left me feeling energized after.There was more special focus on getting Chatturanga correct, which as a yoga teacher, it makes me very happy. In class I see way too many people who have not been trained, just skip right through that pose. Not good. It is a pose all by itself. It also happened to be my 3 year yoga birthday! I have officially been practicing for 3 years! 

Day five:
Today we got into a more intense flow and it felt great! Had my daughter back with me and we enjoyed the practice a lot. I love how Vytas always pauses to make sure everyone adjusts their alignment. This is about progress, not pushing. 

I will update you guys next week how it is going! Not to late to join me!
So far this program has been outstanding. My team of 200+ hour yoga instructors have put together add on's to this retreat. With daily asana breakdown. Mindset, Motivation, Breathing and much more.
Join us for the next round! 

Just email me to hold your spot!

Special shout out to Wicked Custom Apparel for a lot of the shirts you see. One lucky participant in our yoga retreat will win a shirt from them. 

Orange Is For Orphans

Today I am participating in The Miracle Foundation's #OrangeIsForOrphans campaign.
The Miracle Foundation works as a voice to promote and advocate for orphans around the world. Now you can show your support and advocate for these children too. Wear orange, make a donation, sport a Flash Tattoo or decorate your travel bags with an “Orange is for Orphans” luggage tag. Help us raise awareness for the world’s orphans. And let their voice shine through you.

Take a picture with you crafting an “O”. This can be with your hands, in a yoga pose, as a drawing, as a group, or get creative and surprise us! Include the text, “I #ShowUp for orphans. #OrangeIsForOrphans” in the photo caption for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the most epic festivals in the world with Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Major Lazer and Metallica. The Global Citizen Festival, founded to generate social action to solve the world’s biggest challenges, takes place on Saturday, September 24th in Central Park, New York.

My leggings are @anjaliclothing

Sunday, August 28, 2016

3 Week Yoga Retreat - Learn Yoga Basics

So EXCITED for this!!! My team of 200+ hour certified yoga teachers are bringing 

you much much more too....

Join us for a 3 week virtual yoga retreat!
- Want to learn yoga, but intimidated to go to a class?
Want to learn yoga, but don't have time to get to a class?
My team and I have got you covered.
On September 5th/6th we are starting an online 3 week yoga retreat.
Do it on your time on any device that has WiFi.
In addition to a daily 30 minute beginner practice given to you by AMAZING instructors, my team of 200 hour + registered yoga teachers will be giving a daily guided pose breakdown where we will teach you a pose from the bottom up, sharing what it helps, why it helps, and how to get perfect alignment... much like how it is broken down in teacher training.
We will also have an option nutrition program with this where you can add superfoods to your diet and learn tips and shortcuts to help you eat right in this busy world of fast processed foods.
There will also be daily help with breathing/mindset/meditaion guided by our team.
It will be like attending a yoga retreat, but in the comfort of your own home, office, studio, gym... wherever you are comfortable.
Yoga has changed my life in so many ways. I really hope you give it a shot and see what a difference it can make for you.
Hit me up today to join!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Weightloss transformation

 I couldn't let this day go by without sharing my partner in sweat's victories.
The greatest gift this job has given me is the ability to change the lives of those I love... when they are ready.
My daughter Taylor Ann has always been beautiful on the inside and out, but to see her radiate such confidence and joy is the GREATEST GIFT EVER. To see her happy and healthy is PRICELESS
So ‪#‎Thankful‬ I took a shot at coaching. THIS is what I get to do every day!! What a blessing!
LOVE YOU TAYLOR!!!! So proud of you!!!
My daughter uses one shakeology and does 30 minutes of guided exercise each day. Would love to help you find a program for you! Contact me today:

Your only limit is you

I have been reading through emails tonight. The response to our 21 day results has been amazing, so if I haven't responded I promise I am getting back to you.
So many people saying they have been holding themselves back. The excuses I hear for people not starting their journey:
I am afraid of failing
I have never been successful before
It's too expensive
I don't have energy

Just to name a few. 
Let me just make something clear. The only way you fail is if you don't try. Have you ever really tried? With me? With my team? And don't you even tell me it is too expensive. I see you buying a bag of chips for $4 and a Starbucks for $5 and a Jamba Juice for $6.... You just CHOOSE to put the wrong things in your body.

Ever crave a banana after you eat one? No. because you are giving your body nutrients. Give your body a bag of chips and it wants another bag of chips... because it is craving nutrients. Feed the body nutrients and KILL cravings forever!
It is a choice. It saves me hundreds of dollars a month. I was blessed through my cancer battle to have the opportunity to get educated in nutrition and what my body needs to survive and keep cancer away. It is nearly impossible to do nowdays, unless you are super diligent (can you eat 5 spinach salads a day? I can't!) to get your nutrients. You NEED to supplement your diet unless again... like I said... you are super diligent. I consider myself pretty strict and committed and I was nowhere close to my nutritional needs. So no.. it is NOT expensive. It is less than a latte a day and has your entire nutritional needs and then some.
Last but not least... you don't have energy because you don't have proper nutrition.
There... I just answered the top 4 objections I get from people who come to me to start their health journey, but fail to take the leap to commit.
YOU are the only thing standing in your way. Start being your own advocate rather than the person keeping you in chains.
Let's do this.

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