Sunday, June 30, 2013
Fruit Fest


Cake 
-almond milk
-bannana
-flour (buckwheat preferably)
-mango

A layer of bannana and apple

Topped with an assortment of fruits

Fruit Fest


Cake
-almond milk
-bannana
-flour (buckwheat preferably)
-mango

A layer of bannana and apple

Topped with an assortment of fruits

Date and bannana cake

Cake 
-bannana
-flour (buckwheat preferably)
-mango
-almond milk

1 of each - 1 1/2 cup flour - this will be enough to make two layers

The rest is bannana and date decoration with coconut, a top center of peanutbutter and raisins

Date and bannana cake

Cake
-bannana
-flour (buckwheat preferably)
-mango
-almond milk

1 of each - 1 1/2 cup flour - this will be enough to make two layers

The rest is bannana and date decoration with coconut, a top center of peanutbutter and raisins

Monday, June 24, 2013
Spent some time at the beach today 😍
I LOVE the ocean. I’m meant to live on an island somewhere…. Luckily I live on the east coast so the ocean is readily accessible…although freezing at times. This is my happy place. Nothing better.

Spent some time at the beach today 😍
I LOVE the ocean. I’m meant to live on an island somewhere…. Luckily I live on the east coast so the ocean is readily accessible…although freezing at times. This is my happy place. Nothing better.

I’m VERY new to arm balances…. I am pretty proud of myself 😊

I’m VERY new to arm balances…. I am pretty proud of myself 😊

Hehe love!!

Hehe love!!

(Source: kongsprout)

Something about killing a workout that makes one feel so alive

~is

Almond / cashew butter

I soaked the almonds and cashews overnight which created a nut milk.

I then tossed the nuts into a food processor and began blending, while slowly adding the nutmilk into the mix. I also added some sesame oil, coconut oil would be the best option though!

Almond / cashew butter

I soaked the almonds and cashews overnight which created a nut milk.

I then tossed the nuts into a food processor and began blending, while slowly adding the nutmilk into the mix. I also added some sesame oil, coconut oil would be the best option though!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23 

8am - yoga postures / qi gong (morning acclimation)

9am - FRUITS

11am - interval burpee(8) / sprint/ jumping jacka (30) - x3

11:30am - 2/3 cup black rice / 2x bannanas / scoop of peanutbutter

1:30pm - 2/3 cup black rice / 2x peaches / spinach leaves

4:00pm - 2/3 cup black rice /grapes / bannana / cantalope

5:45pm - scoop of peanutbutter and cashews

6pm - aerobic exercise (30 mins) / jump squats

7:30pm - 2/3 cup black rice / spinach/raspberries

8pm - jump roping (20 mins) core - 60 second russian twist/ 60 second mountain climber /60 second plank x3

8:35pm- watermellon / lettuce

9:15pm - foam rolling / unwind postures


-is

Strength within - and without

My journey into health and nutrition has been in evolution of my entire being. My fascination with strength first arrived when I recognized how weak my physical state felt. So what was my response? Begin lifting weights. I wanted to become big. I wanted to become strong.

As time went on what I defined as strong began growing and changing in ways that I could not control - but had to unleash.

Becoming strong meant more than being able to deadlift big weight - it meant being able to run. It meant being able to run fast and for a long time.

Running wasn’t enough I want to ride too.

It changed again.

It meant knowing how to defend myself. I began studying martial arts.

More change

I learned exercising wasn’t enough - but learned to nourish the body with natures intended nutrition.

I began incorporating more anabolic exercises to balance my catabolic regiments. This included begining to study the practices of Yoga postures, Qi Gong ans Tai chi

Once more

A fascination with calisthenics and body weight training

Not just the body but the mind

Balancing the male and female

Not just the body and mind

But the spirit

More again

The importance of cleansing
Getting back in tune with nature

Health nutrition and exercise has allowed me to embark on a wholistic journey - each day I study nature, the universe, and the body to achieve greater wisdom on achieving the most optimal state of being.

I am here to share what I know and what I learn with you.

Peace and love to you and yours.

~is

Fat busting interval workout

Burpees x8

Sprint

Jumping jacks

Repeat x3 

Tried it today and I’m going to continue with this work out, trying to get sprints faster and faster and get the burpee count up to 12.

Peace!

~is

(for best results a 10-30 minute walk after a workout is great. Some say 30-60 minutes. Do what works for you - a long walk in the morning and a shorter walk post workout can be a good compramise)

Friday, June 21, 2013

I got crow pose today for the first time (with 3 breaths). This is a huge accomplishment because I recently hurt my wrist pretty badly. Guys! I can’t stress enough the importance of proper alignment when it comes to your practice. Until now I have been a self taught “yogi”. I will be studying under a mentor this summer when I become certified so I have taken a few classes at her studio for the time being. I am learning so much about the little things I had misaligned in each asana.

Before my wrist injury I was working on my arm balances and building the strength I needed to get deeper into my practice. A huge wrench was through into my plans! BUT I never gave up and I still practiced (with modifications of course).

I was in class when I got it, so I will post a photo when I get the chance. Can’t wait to document my progress! 😊

What are your goals or challenge poses?

Master cleanse - Day 2

So far , so good. Energy feels good today and the sun is shining! Did some body weight training this morning and will do some posture holding through the mid afternoon and or evening.

The version of the master cleanse includes raw local honey and cinnamon sticks. Yesterday I water fasted through the day and used cinnamon and honey at night. Today I had a serving in the morning and afternoon. I will have another serving in the evening.

~is

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Strawberry and avocado cake

Cake layer

-flax meal
-water
-maple syrup
-bannana
-dates
-coconut


Layer of nut butter

Strawberry and avocado puree made with maple syrup

Fresh cuts and coconut 

Enjoy!

~is

Strawberry and avocado cake

Cake layer

-flax meal
-water
-maple syrup
-bannana
-dates
-coconut


Layer of nut butter

Strawberry and avocado puree made with maple syrup

Fresh cuts and coconut

Enjoy!

~is