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Get a surfers’ bod!

  Surfer’s bodies are gorgeous!  They are long and lean and strong!


With nice defined muscles and not bulky – also these wave riders are glowing!    Yeah this could be the sun and surf – But they also fuel up for this demanding sport – for that they need energizing grains, high vitamins and minerals and protein!


Keep your Energy high and waist line down with these great meals. 

Make ahead and keep on hand for great take to work or travel options!

I have found two great recipes- both chock full of anti-oxidants, fiber, nutrients, metabolic boosting and energy boosting!

1.  Bon Appetite- Surfer Granola  July 2012

2.  PCC Indonesian Rice Salad – tons of beautiful color and flavor!  I can’t wait for lunch tomorrow!

Read On for recipes!  

Oh – and if you need a guide to your getting to your kick ass physique and eating habits to brag about – contact me!  New workshops in both group training and nutrition this Sept!



Healthy Travel Foods

Breanne’s pant size saving snacks for on the go.

These are my favorite go to snacks for myself and clients when  traveling. For most of us – this means decreased activity. We are most likely not going to be hitting the gym for an hour everyday on vacation(or work trips), and we are probably going to find ourselves indulging in some added treats throughout the day. So – to keep you from undoing all the hard work you put in the week before:  Take these great snacks along with you. You will regret it if you don’t – Trust Me! If you can – prep up some snacks and breakfast go-to’s  at home before your trip. Taking 1 hour to make these  will save you a lot of grief and pounds!  Plus – you’ll save money !

1.  Homemade Granola

Double this and take some for travels.  Any coffee stand can give you a tall cup of milk to add the granola and some fruit too.  Boxed cereals have more sugar, less protein and more carbs = hello tight pants!


Trainer Tip: Intensify your ab workouts!

Our very own Breanne Curran gives us some tips on how to intensify your abdominal workouts and a quick nutrition tip too!

Man in the Mirror

MAN IN THE MIRROR –  you’ve got to get it right while you’ve got the time

This morning I had a call with a client who had tearfully told me how she wished that she had known how important our food choices were, when she was younger.  You see her father passed when he was 36 from Cancer.  And after doing some research she came to realize how important diet and lifestyle habits are , and how him changing his habits earlier in his life could have very well saved him.  Because of this, she is making changes in her own life and seeing me for Health Coaching/ Nutrition Counseling.

This was immensely meaningful to me. It reaffirmed that I love what I get to do daily, help people improve the quality of their own lives by the little choices we make.  I could also relate to her, as I became a health coach after realizing that my friends and family members were suffering from depression, cancer, heart disease and other illnesses.  Are these diseases preventable – absolutely  !

We are a product of all our Movements.  Every step and reach you make, every gulp and bite you take , even the thoughts you think – make up your well-being!

I get to help people become healthier, happier and achieve their goals – by working on all these little movements they make.  I help people improve the quality of their own lives- how cool is that? !

I know this post is a little cheesy/ Oprah like, but I wanted to share that with you

It also led me to put on my favorite song – ” Man in the Mirror”  – Michael Jackson.  We all know it but have you really listened to the words?   I have them in my next post- mostly if inspires me because it is so true – and confirms that by being our best we have the power to change things around us.   There is no glass ceiling – only the one you create.

Yours in Health,