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Bountiful Baskets

A friend of mine posted that she is getting fruit and vegetables from Bountiful Baskets. I looked at what she bought and for how much and I was amazed. She got a ton for so little money. For those who don't know, Bountiful Baskets is a food co-op. it's all volunteer so all your money goes toward the food you buy. You don't need to pay extra for buildings, employees, or utilities. For $15 you get a basket of 1/2 fruit and 1/2 vegetables. When I got my basket I couldn't believe how much it was.

Chemically speaking

I posted earlier that I was watching some movies on Netflicks about health and chemicals. This week I started doing something about it. On my normal shopping trip to Costco I added a few new items to the list. One was vinegar. The other baking soda. Now you know, Costco. I bought these items in bulk. No I'm not planning on baking loads of cookies or making hundreds of Easter eggs. These are two items very high on the list of natural cleaning chemicals. I am working on removing toxins from my home that I never realized was there. I grew up with scrubbing bubbles and bleach.

GOLF! Why do we love it and Hate it at the same time?

I can honestly say I love golf and have been very lucky to have started at a young age. I was fortunate to not have to deal with knowing the bad swings, shots, or playing in the trees. At that age it was all fun and new. Now fast forward 30yrs and I find my emotions are not so much in check! The frustration of a bad shot now overrides that youthful joy! Sort of! You see, now that I am older, I understand where that bad shot came from, whereas, when I was 13 I had no idea. With that knowledge I now can correct my swing and forget the bad shot.

Do Squats For Overall Strength

Squats give you greater overall muscle and strength gains than any other exercise. Because the exercise involves the largest muscle group in your body (glutes, hamstrings, quads) and requires a high amount of energy, the movement triggers what is known as a neuroendocrine response.

Starch & Your Body Fat

Let's start with what starch is. Starches are actually long complex chains of simple sugar, also known as “complex carbohydrates”. Like sugar, starch has the potential to elevate blood sugar levels quickly. Some starches are actually more glycemic than some sugar. High glycemic foods spike your blood sugar level, which in turn releases the hormone insulin in the body.

What Are BCCA's?

BCAA's, or branched-chain amino acids, are among three of the nine essential amino acids for humans. Essential amino acids are those that the body cannot synthesize on its own and must get adequate amounts of through dietary sources. BCAA's comprise about 35% of the aminos within muscle tissue. They are isoleucine, leucine, and valine.

PB & Pumpkin Protein Bars

Ingredients:3 scoops of whey protein (flavor of choice)1/2 cup quick oats1/2 cup whole wheat flour1/4 cup non-fat vanilla greek yogurt1/4 cup natural peanut butter1/2 cup canned pumpkin1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce1 tsp almond extractdash cinnamon1/4 cup honey1 tsp baking sodadark chocolate chips (optional)

half empty? half full?

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question.

Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

Yesterday’s sessions at IDEA’s Personal Trainer Institute™ left me with cerebral overload. After sitting for hours, my mind needed a little break. So to counter my “day 1” experience, I did what any fitness professional would do to add variety—I headed to a workout session, of course! 

Hip Hop and You Don't Stop!

Hello Everyone,         This is my first Blog! It will be short and sweet. I am excited to start sharing information and ideas with you. I have been teaching hip hop for over 25 years now. I have been teaching in over 30 countries, even before they even knew what Hip Hop was. I look forward to educating you on what true hip hop is and possibly help answer any of your questions relating to hip hop dance fitness.
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