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Wake up, America!

Posted Jan 28 2013 3:41pm

Today's Smoothie:  1 c spinach 2 c kale, water, almond milk, ice, protein powder, blueberries and raspberries

Today's eats:  I did a lot of food prepping this morning, getting us ready for the week!  
2 zucchini, 1 can kidney beans-drained, 1 can black beans-drained, 1/2 onion-chopped.  
Saute zucchini and onion, sprinkled a little cumin and chili powder.  Dump beans.  
Serve with a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt.  

I am so excited for Biggest Loser tonight!  I look forward to it each week and we watched last week's episode last night to get caught up from vacation!  
As for me, I've lost 10lbs now and although on vacation I didn't lose any, I also didn't gain any so I'll take that!  

And to all of us, 
Stay focused.  Stay on track.  Stay committed.  Go for what you want.  Life is too short to not be living it to the fullest.  When you fuel your body with whole foods, your body recognizes it and positively reacts!  We only have one life, one heart so why not take care of it to the best of your abilities to be there for yourself and for your family.  

And speaking of our hearts, 
On the same topic of sugary soft drinks, we must understand the effect that the sugar has on the heart muscle.   
Take a stand on February 1st for your family and make the commitment to make your home a heart-healthy one!  
The mission of Go Red for Women is simple, to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Heart disease still kills more women than all cancers combined.  
I am very passionate about this movement and always take pride in participating to show my support for my family and my grandmother-who lost her life to congestive heart failure several years ago.  
This year they are asking you to "paint your town red" to show your support and help others join in the movement and raising heart disease awareness and helping all of us become more heart-healthy!  
In a perfect world, I'd send an email to my family and friends and we'd all meet up, wearing RED and would walk/run a 5K together!  I'd feel proud that we did our part for heart disease and stroke BUT in all reality, people have other things.  We are all busy people, but I ask that this year you take the time on Friday, February 1st to show your support.  
Think of your own lives and see if there are ways you can make your family more heart-healthy? There's always room for improvement even if it's small steps?  Those count too, ya know!

When I think of Go Red, one moment sticks out for me,
    I was teaching P.E. and sent an email asking for staff and students to participate in this movement, I had included heart disease statistics and why they should take part.  Sadly, I didn't expect much from it but knew my fellow coaches would take part after much pushing from me!  To my surprise, I walked in on Go Red Day and EVERY.SINGLE. student and staff member wore RED!  I cried...and kept crying.  Woohoo!  We all stood in the shape of a heart after school and had one of our electricians stand on a huge ladder and take our picture from high was the coolest!  To this day, that picture is part of that districts main web page for our school!  How cool is that?  See, all things are possible if you just have a passion and share that passion with the world and those close to you.  

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