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I love Sourdough Bread! But eating Gluten-Free means there’s not much bread in my meal-plan, unless I’m creative. This week I made an amazing Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread with Dairy-Free Coconut Kefir Water, and Coconut-Cashew Kefir milk. My mouth is still watering just thinking about it… And I’ve got a few leftovers still in the fridge!
I’m always posting food pics on my personal Facebook page… and this week, my Gluten-Free Sourdough Pan Bread was extra fluffy, and yummy. I just had to post a pic.
After seeing the photo, a bunch of my friends all wanted the recipe. It’s rare that anything I cook ever looks or tastes the same for me twice. I don’t measure anything, and hardly ever follow a recipe. But thankfully I jotted down my ingredients for this one. Finger’s crossed if you decide to give it a try, I hope it comes out as tasty as mine did.
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Discover top secrets to health & fitness and become strong & beautiful from the inside out & have the body you have always wanted by 21 experts in fitness, nutrition and motivation, including wellness success strategies from ME, Aliesa George and Centerworks®!
This Getting Fit Simply health summit, launching August 11th, 2014 is going to be inspiring and Super Informative! It will give you access to top secrets, tips, and success strategies for fitness, exercise, nutrition, and more. Dispel some old fitness myths and increase your motivation to help jump start and stick with your Healthy, Fit, and Energetic Lifestyle.
The summit has been put together by my friend Isabella Palmgren, who is a fellow Pilates instructor and personal trainer. She has gathered 21 international exerts in the field of Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, nutrition, wellness, hypnosis, motivation, and more to discuss and share tips on the topic of Getting Fit Simply!
During this online summit, you will get the chance to listen to top experts share their Wellness tips and secrets, with each expert’s unique understanding of how to become Fit, Healthy and Happy, PLUS as an added bonus, you will get loads of FREE gifts from the experts.
Get ready to glean some great health tips and training tidbits for inspiration and motivation. This is your invitation to join me and all the other experts as we reveal our TOP SECRETS you need to know to enjoy Wellness Success!
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I hope to see you at the Summit!
How well are you breathing? Have you ever practiced Pilates breathing? A short science lesson. Cells are known as the “building blocks of life.” Sounds like our cells are pretty important. Cells make up our bones, muscles, tissues, ligaments, nerves and all our organs. Cells must have oxygen to survive and do their jobs in our bodies. The only way to get oxygen to each of our 37 trillion cells is to breathe. With such a big job to do, our bodies will function best if our breathing is strong and efficient.
Don’t leave your cells struggling for air. Deep breathing, breathing that fills your lungs to their fullest is important for a healthy and happy body. Pilates breathing fills the lungs from the bottom up, with powerful, deep, posterior-lateral breaths that expand the ribcage for maximum space for maximum oxygen to feed your body and your brain.
**** Try some deep Pilates Breathing with this short Pilates Breathing video.
How sad and true is this quote from the book Your Health written by Joseph Pilates in 1934! The human body is an amazing machine…but we are so focused on our gadgets, computers, tv’s and toys, that many people are deeply out of sync with themselves – physically, mentally, and spiritually. How sick must we become, before taking care becomes a priority and we take the time to pay better attention to the marvelous machine that we are living in – the human body, and super-computer that is our brain!
Pilates Mat exercises (or any other form of physical activity) can be an excellent way to refresh the body and relax the mind. Adequate rest and getting a good night’s sleep is one of the key components to whole-body health.
But for many people, falling asleep, and/or staying asleep can be a challenge… Racing thoughts, worries, thinking about all the things you need to do, or should have gotten accomplished today, or no matter what, you have got to get done tomorrow… Insomnia will not rejuvenate the body, mind, or spirit, but exercise can!
If you ever find yourself lying in bed wide awake wishing you could sleep, and wondering how the heck you’re going to stay awake at work tomorrow, roll yourself out of bed and onto a mat and MOVE. Even a short 10-15 minutes of Pilates Matwork just might be enough to calm the mind, center your body, and release and relax nervous energy so you can crawl back in bed and get a good night’s sleep.
Pilates Mat exercises à Moving Meditation à Relaxation (for a restful night’s sleep.)
Accomplishments. Goals. Life Purpose. Calling. Legacy… Are you on your path to make an impact and achieve your dreams, desires, and destiny?
The most important part of the equation to keep you heading in the right direction is YOUR HEALTH! Whether you’re goal is to be the next Nobel Prize winner, or the world’s best Mom, it takes a strong, healthy body, and the brain power to stay focused to keep you on the path of continuous improvement. Take positive action daily to reach your potential and be proud to show the world your accomplishments.
Everyone is bustling about with holiday shopping. There’s one thing that should be on everyone’s list, but can’t be purchased with a credit or debit card. No matter how much we want physical fitness we can’t get there with wishes or wallets. It’s discipline, consistency, dedication, and hard work that must be invested in yourself in order to become fit, flexible and enjoy fantastic health.
What effort are you making to prioritize your time and ensure you’re eating right and exercising to take care of your personal well-being and physical fitness? What is getting in the way? How can you eliminate some of the “extras” in order to put taking care of your health at the top of your priority list?
Share and care about friends and family. Show them how very special they are to you. Shop, and enjoy the Holidays, but don’t put your health on hold and wait to “get back on track” in the New Year. It is not selfish to make time to take care of YOU!
Physical fitness takes effort, YOUR Effort! And guess what…You are worth the effort.
Give the gift of good health to yourself this Season.
Have a HEALTHY and Happy Holiday!
What makes you happy? What hobbies do you enjoy? Who do you like “running around” with? Most likely your favorite activities require you to be physically active in one way or another. Whether it’s playing tennis, chasing grandkids, hiking, swimming, jogging, or jumping in puddles, you need to have physical fitness to be able to enjoy life and do the things that make your heart smile.
It takes a bit of work every day to stay strong, fit, and flexible enough to be able to do all the fitness and daily-life activities you love. So next time you’re struggling through your Pilates Hundreds, slogging through mile 3 of your run, or feel like you can’t lift that weight one more time, remember you’re not working out for a workout, you’re doing it to have the strength and stamina to do the fun things in life that make your soul sing, bring you joy, and keep you happy!
Whole-Body Health and Happiness Starts with Physical Fitness!