Friday, July 9, 2010


This blog will be going on hiatus.

Please enjoy past entries until it resumes.

Until then ...

Look and Feel Damn Good!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I've been using Zents Concreta perfume balm for years now.

You can use the solid fragrance as a perfume, a skin hydrator or as a hair pomade.

Wherever you deposit your chosen Zents fragrance ... it stays.

The aroma lingers for the entire day.

Uniquely packaged in a cube of solid stone, even with daily use, one Zents Concreta will last you forever.

I am highly addicted to "Sun."

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I have gone through at least six watermelons in the past two weeks.

The sweet, juicy fruit is "mayjah" right now!

And super affordable ... I saw seedless melons here in the Midwest for just $2.99 each!

Whether you prefer wedges or chunks, these orbs pack a nutritional wallop. Watermelon contains more lycopene than even tomatoes!

Plus, munching on melon is a great way to hydrate due to it's high water content!

I prepare my watermelon LA Frutas style, by cutting off both ends and then using a large knife to slice away all the skin and rind. You are left with an elliptical of concentrated watermelon flesh, ready to be sliced and diced as you desire.

Try adding watermelon to salad, grilling it as a side dish or adding it to smoothies.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Boot Camp Workout

Be your own drill Sargent!
Try this work out outdoors at your local park!

Warm Up:
10 - 15 minutes laps around trees, parking lot ... distinguish a small loop to run.
Incorporate: jogging, jogging with punching forward and upwards, skipping, backwards jogging and dynamic stretches.

Circuit 3x:
Walking Lunges: 20 reps each leg
Box jumps onto picnic bench, tree stump or playground steps: 10 reps
Skater Jumps side to side: 20 reps each leg
Repeater Bench Step Ups: 20 on Right leg, 20 on left leg
Bench Dips: 20 reps
Planks or knee ins with feet on playground swing: hold plank for 30 seconds, 10 reps knee ins

Stretch for 15 min.

Rock it!

Monday, July 5, 2010


A couple of weeks ago, I finally saw the Jim Carrey movie, "Yes Man."

In the flick, Jim Carrey's character is a man stuck in his own cycle of negativity; a dead end job, no desire to socialize and no girlfriend.

He runs into an old buddy who introduces him to a self help program that entails saying "yes" to every opportunity.

Hysterics ensue as saying "yes" leads to a bevvy of absurdities and ultimately, positive changes in his life.

Why not try incorporating a little "Yes Man" into your life?

Maybe when your group exercise instructor demonstrates a new body weight exercise, instead of thinking to yourself that you can't possibly do it, just say, "Yes!" And give it a go!

Perhaps you are out to dinner with friends at an Ethiopian restaurant and a strange dish is placed in the middle of the table fro everyone to eat with their hands. Say, "OK! I'm down to try it!"

That new fashion trend?? Just wear it!

Don't limit yourself with self inflicted boundaries. Instead open yourself up to a whole new world of saying, "YES!"

Within reason of course ...

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sweet Potato Pancake

I had to share my breakfast with you!

Try this recipe for a filling, protein packed morning meal!

Sweet Potato Pancake with Strawberry topping Recipe

1/2 cooked sweet potato with skin (I bake them at 350 degrees for an hour)
3/4 cup egg whites
1 scoop protein powder (I used ON Vanilla Egg White)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1 packet Stevia
1 cup frozen strawberries

In a blender, combine egg whites, sweet potato, protein powder, flax, vanilla, 1/2 of the packet of stevia and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.

Heat a skillet sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Pour in sweet potato mixture.
Allow to cook on one side like a pancake, flip when dark brown and crispy.
While pancake is cooking, defrost strawberries in microwave for about 2 minutes. Add remaining stevia and smush into a chunky sauce.
When pancake is brown on both sides, serve on a plate with strawberry topping!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

HardTail Forever

On my last trip to Los Angeles, I stopped into the HardTail store on the Santa Monica Promenade.

Completely in heaven, I dug into their sale section. I'd never tried on their line before and let me tell you, I now know why they have a cult following.

I picked up two pairs of fold over shorts and two criss-cross in the back sports bras.

The fabric is amazingly soft, the cuts incredibly flattering and most importantly the garments are completely functional.

The shorts don't ride up or slip down, whether I am running or practicing yoga. The sports bras shape by goodies and display some lovely, non-offensive cleavage.

If you haven't already been wooed by the HardTail ads in Yoga Journal magazine, let my testimonial guide you to their clothing.

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