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“You yourself, as much as anybody else in the Universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha Did you ever stop and really think about how your body works? Each cell, muscle, tissue, flow of your blood, signals from your brain, hormones, growling of your tummy, ache in your neck, tingle from your toes, tingle […]

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‘Super Food’ Avocados

No need to starve yourself or eat bland to lose or maintain weight. Just eat right and love what your tasting so that you feel full and satisfied 😋. Take breakfast for example (that’s a photo I took of my breakfast today): an avocado with two slices of toasted rye bread, spinkled with a hint […]

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12 Foods Happy People Eat

What’s your favorite ‘happy food’? Mine is most definitely dark chocolate and nuts & seads which I’m not surprised to find on this list put together by the folks at Food Matters 🙂 http://www.foodmatters.com/article/12-foods-happy-people-eat

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SLEEP. THE SILENT HEALER.

SLEEP. THE SILENT HEALER. Sleep may be the most ignored or most taken for granted activity and cause of disease next to bad nutrition.              I found this write up that I just have to share. It discusses the great need for sleep, the many benefits of sleep, the harm that occurs when one does […]

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JOURNEY TO THE FITNESS STAGE, 2015

“SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD, AND SHE DID.” What an amazing year (2015). With our coach Mike Jackson of The Fitness Centre keeping us on the straight and narrow and never missing a show and always there to cheer us on,  I along with my teammates and friends achieved high placements at our numerous shows. Nichole Alexopoulos and […]

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Inspiration for the New Year

Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy 2016! Remember to be active, eat healthy foods, stop poisoning yourself all the junk (only you know what that could be) and believe that you can and will achieve what you know in your heart you need and want in your life. Here is a poem that hangs […]

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Meatless Spinach & Artichoke Lasagna

‘MEATLESS MONDAY’ dinner idea: Spinach & Artichoke Lasagna. Check it out 🙂 http://www.meatlessmonday.com/recipes/spinach-artichoke-lasagna/ Mmm!! If I wasn’t in contest prep THIS is what I would be having for dinner tonight!

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11 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Lemons: One of nature’s secret weapons against a variety of illnesses and it’s good for our skin, for weight loss, boosting energy and more. I have been back to replacing my morning coffee with lemon water and I’m loving the benefits – which I have noticed within just a few days 🙂 Check out “11 […]

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Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

This one always makes me smile 🙂 It reminds me that it’s not about just adding years to our life. It’s about adding LIFE to our years. Live.Laugh.Love….. and Run 🙂 #freedom #happiness #running #physicalactivity

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Meatless Monday Breakfast: Scrambled Eggwhites

‘Meatless Monday’ breakfast: Scrambled eggwhites mixed in with broccoli and sweet bell peppers with a pinch of pepper. Delicious 🙂 Have you joined the global Meatless Monday initiative? Check out http://www.meatlessmonday.com/ to learn more about it and for healthy & delish recipes. #meatlessmondays #health #dairyfree #meatless #eatyourgreens #eatredforahealthyheart #eatyellowforyourjoints #reducegreenhousegasemissions #meatlessrecipes

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READY, SET, GO…. with Cardio and Weights

READY, SET, GO…. with Cardio and Weights.

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MEATLESS MONDAY RECIPES: Buckwheat & Beet Risotto / Homemade Almond Butter

WOW! GLUTEN-FREE, PLANT-BASED RECIPES ARE DELICIOUS! I picked up the cook book ‘Deliciously Ella’ the other day and was so excited to begin trying out some of her gluten-free, plant based recipes and add my own twist to them as well. I must say, this non-vegan woman (me) is truly beginning to enjoy the savoury […]

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Be the Life of the Party…of Your Life

” I love it when you just don’t care. I love it when you dance like there’s nobody there. So when it gets hard, don’t be afraid. We don’t care what them people say. I love it when you don’t take no. I love it when you do what you want cause you just said […]

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Week of action to end World Hunger

Happy October. This month is World Hunger Action Month. Let’s all do our part by joining the global movement. Whether you think globally or locally, there is hunger everywhere, even within our own communities or close to our places of work. There certainly is hunger in the major City that I call my home away […]

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How to lose belly fat. Dr. Oz’s 5 tips to a flatter stomach

One of the most common questions I get asked is how did I get my abs and how can one lose belly fat. What works for me may not work for you but two things that I know will work for anyone (if they eat a healthy, balanced diet) are core exercises such as crunches and […]

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My ‘Super-powerful You’ fitness and strength visuals

This is my collage from my first fitness model competition (08-2013). Placed 4th (Athletic Category) out of a stacked group of of competitors and #1 Audience Favorite Ladies all levels, all categories overall. I triumphed as a 39 yr old first time competitor 🙂 That’s my Wonder Woman poster in the background. With both visuals […]

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