Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I haven't been posting much because I went back to school

Didn't know I went back to school?
Well, you can read about it

I've been writing a lot of papers!
Some of my favorites have been on how
Warm-ups Prior to Activity, Care and Conditioning of the Feet, Cross Training, and Rest and Recovery can impact The Care and Prevention of Injuries.
Feel free to click on the topics, give 'em a read, and let me know what you think.

I've also been teaching
at the Fullerton YMCA on Monday and Fridays at 6am
You can find all the info on that class

I've also been teaching
at the Fullerton YMCA on Wed at 6am
The info for that class can be found

And I will be teaching my
The Pilates Body in Glendale
every Sat at 11am til Feb
All the information about this class can be found

I have also been covering plenty of Yoga classes at the Fullerton YMCA and spending as much time as possible kayaking.

What have you been up to?

Super Wet and Super Fun!

Finally catching up on posting now that I am on winter break.
Classes begin again in Feb.
So, here is one of the highlights since I've been gone.

Santa Monica Mountains Ultra November 20, 2011

Drove to the start super early in the morning.
Snuggled up in the back of the 4Runner aka  "The WarmMobile"
 in my snuggly sleeping bag and down jacket for an hour and a half nap.
Woke up and rummaged through my stuff to find all the stuff I was gonna wear in the rain.

I did the 18k and had the best time on the trails!

Someone I know said "those hills look like boobies"
; )

18.57k = 11.53 miles

18k was the Pink Loop

Got my under-clothes on.
Got my number.
Hmm, not sure where to put it since it was pouring outside and I wasnt about to poke holes in my gortex jacket.

Before the run with one of the sweetest gals ever!
Somehow this pic makes it look like a sunny day...not. It was raining and it got heavier as the day went on.
With Lori and her gang before the run.

Run was fueled by a dinner that was super-nutrient dense and delicious

4oz of Salmon, rice, and veggies eaten at 9:45pm

Hydration is the Key!
; )

Yep, I'm all about hydration...
especially when there are bubbles involved!
; )

I really want one of those coasters!
I promised if they did a 50k in Crystal Cove, it will be my 1st!

Frozen toes + wet + dirty clothes =
Ingredients for a great day on the trails!

Enjoyed the trails in my Tevas and a pair of socks.
Felt Great!
No breakfast.
Just 1/2 a bottle of Perrier and 1/2 a Kombucha
It was a very good day!


Good Food is Cheap and Easy and Healthy and Delicious!

You are What You Eat
I guess that makes me
Good, Cheap and Easy
Healthy and Delicious!
; )

All this for only

People who say eating healthy is too expensive are just
too darned lazy or lacking in imagination.
Fruits and Veggies are super cheap, super good for you, fill you up,
and don't require much to make them taste good.
If all else fails, just wash em, peel em, steam them if you have to, and just
All this food lasted us (2 people) 5 days with at least 2-3 meals a day, each!
There were added grains and lean protein to most of the meals.

That's one friggin long receipt!

Imagine, if you went to a regular super market and bought that many items,
it would have cost you at least $100.
Not to mention, all the items would have come in useless packaging
(how wasteful!)
and lots of sodium, preservatives, and most likely, high fructose corn syrup!

First 1/2 of goodies' receipt

On this evening,  fresh shrimp was added to the veggies which included rice
with lots of onions, green beans, carrots, and spinach.

Beautiful food, makes beautiful meals.
Look at all the colors!

Add a glass of bubbly to any meal and it becomes a special occasion.
Why wait for a holiday to celebrate saving money and eating healthy and delicious meals!?

especially when they look and taste this great!
$8.00 worth of shrimp made enough for the two of us to enjoy a delicious dinner
(we both had 2nds)
and have left overs for the next day!
The Perfect Center Piece!
Fruits and veggies are so colorful and will brighten any dining area.
They are also a beautiful reminder that you love and respect your health
and the health of the ones who eat your meals.

Wishing y'all a life full of Happy and Healthy Meals!