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With my upcoming nuptials, it’s a good time to get real with where my body is at. Things are heading South and I need them pointing North. Fitness Trainer, Jenny Schatzle has come to the rescue with her intense and I mean INTENSE Boot Camp. Not only am I going to get my tush in order, but I’m having so much fun doing it! I highly recommend this Boot Camp. Check her out here and maybe I’ll see you there!
And, I have to keep reminding myself that we’re all in this together. There are no shortcuts for anyone, even Gwyneth Paltrow.
After all this travel over the last month, living out of a suitcase and eating from not so perfect menus (but oh so delicious), I’m in dire need of a helping hand back to balance. And as easy as it sounds to just dive back in to the juicing and the steamed veggies, in times like these I need yoga. This weekend is going to be the perfect time to reconnect with myself and S-T-R-E-T-C-H. Ommmmm.
I love Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara.
I wasn’t too familiar with Chia Seeds until my nutritionist introduced me to them and their amazing health benefits. Did you know they’re:
Nutritious. Chia seed provides ample calcium and protein to your tissues. The seeds are also rich in boron, which helps the body assimilate and use calcium. The nutrients also support proper brain functioning.
Water loving. The seed can soak up ten times its weight in water. When inside your body, the seeds help you stay hydrated longer, and retain electrolytes in your bodily fluids.
Energy enhancing. The health pioneer Paul Bragg did an experiment an endurance hike with friends. They divided up into a chia-eating group and another group, who ate whatever they wanted. The group eating only chia seeds finished the hike four hours, twenty seven minutes before the others, most of whom didn’t even finish at all.
Slimming and trimming. Yes, the seeds will help you lose weight, for two reasons. The first reason is that they are so filling, you’ll eat less of other foods. The second reason is that they actually bulk up and cleanse your body of old “junk” in your intestines.
Endurance enhancing. Chia seeds are known as the “Indian Running Food”. Also, the ancient Aztec warriors used chia seed during their conquests.
Regenerating. After eating, the nutrients travel to the cells very quickly due to the ease in digestion and assimilation. Use them when you want to build or regenerate healthy body tissue.
Here is my Amazing Chia Seed Breakfast. It’s so easy!
Boil 1 cup of water and add 2 tbsp of Chia Seeds. Mix well until the consistency resembles a jelly. Pour into a serving bowl and add 1 tbsp of coconut flakes and half a cup of blueberries (and any other berries you like). Enjoy!