Friday, July 31, 2015

Fun horse shoots!

I like to keep things interesting. I don't think of myself as a model or anything like that. And quite honestly, I am very humble and shy about certain things. I merely fell into certain things and am always shocked people want to take pictures of me. :=) And when a friend offers to take pictures of me and my most prized possessions. What can I say? Really not too much. I just can't resist. Through the course of the last few years I have met a lot of great connections and Dawn was one of these great connections. She has a lot of great ideas and very outgoing. I feel really honored she always wants to shoot me. What girl when they are growing up doesn't look at these amazing pictures in these magazines and think wow, I want to be just like that person??!
The ideas we came up with were not only a horse shoot, but lets bring in some period outfits. Lets do something different. Sure its hot right now. Its in the middle of the summer, talking mid 90's with 60% humidity in a swamp area. Yes, lots of fun around mosquitoes and of course very glamorous. We had the entire barn after hours, which was good since we were making a lot of noise and my parents were assisting in anything on the ground. They were great helpers throughout the shoot. I really like working with creative, positive people.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Future Goals

I could go on all day about the fitness goals. Of course since this is just one blog post I will try not to bore you too much. At the present time I am trying to get my personal training certificates updated and expanding my business as a whole. I truly love to help people. All kinds. Knowing someones potential when I look at their eyes gives me such joy.
Sure I am an engineer by trade, but fitness, being an athletic is something that I have true passion for and enjoy helping others reach their potential. This sorta passion drips down to my other passions obviously. My horses. I hope to one day work with children on horseback. Crazy dream huh?! I don't think so. I have two amazing nieces whom have this one amazing aunt..hmmm I wonder who I am talking about. Only 3 and 4, they are already pretty in love with horses and animals as a whole. And throughout my life watching how animals can truly help reach a child, is an amazing thing. Animals are very much like children. They have a pure heart. They love in one way. There is no holding back, its pure, honest and captivating. They have this true passion for life and ready for everything. As always us adults simply complicate life by growing up and add in unnecessary evils.
I hope to visit a few different cities throughout the US this year to help pursue my goals and reach further to explore new ideas. Hoping to check out LA, Miami, who knows where else. Hoping to get more shoots in while in these areas. Branch out of my comfort zone and truly take in and absorb these ideas. I hope to share my positive message with the world in some way, even if its in such a small manner.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Goals are made for smashing!

Happy to report officially I am on my way to competing in NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS in Boston in November! Very excited! I have a great team to work with Heidi's Fitness Studio Has been fully assisting in with me to KICK my butt!! wink emoticon There will be a lot of great surprises as well. Lots of great friends and support have come out of the wood works. I am a VERY blessed person wink emoticon Excited! Scared! Ready for a new Challenge. Lets do this. Lots of goals 2015. LETS DO THIS.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Protein Pancakes.

I am not one to shy away from food. Who really is? I am not into drinking my meals, hey- I am NORMAL. SO pancakes, thin crepes, bring em on!! Life should be about balance, give and take and ENJOYING great food. Because if it doesn't taste good then you won't eat it and avoid eating. Which is not something you want to do ever. You should be eating every few hours :)
Back to my pancakes. Pretty simple recipe and you can add some light almond on top or even your favorite organic honey or some fruit.

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup raw oats
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1/2 scoop protein powder
1/2 cup egg whites

DIRECTIONS
Blend all the ingredients until a batter forms. Pour over a hot griddle.
Flip when the edges start browning.

Enjoy! Have some fun with these. I might make these for my nieces and actually get creative with some cookie cutters and make different cartoons.

Eat well. Stay fit. And Enjoy life!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Keeping it real with family, friends and a fun filled summer..

So many ways to enjoy your time off with family/friends without killing your diet. Personally I am not into total cheat days, they screw with my body way too much. But everyone has different goals and for me cheat here and there is OKAY--but entire day throws me off. Way too many carbs and I literally go into carb coma.

Enjoy your day with family. Eat prior to all cookouts and just select healthy options. Lean burgers without buns or go with a low carb wrap option. Have a nice salad and put some chicken on it.

Not saying stray away from the awesome treats, just don't over do it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Keep on getting up..

I get asked a lot. "how do you have the drive to do keep pushing after a long day.." Pretty simple. I want this and no one else is going to do it for me. Long days, stressed, sick, doesn't matter. We are all overworked, stressed.. I can list a long list of excuses, but I can point out so many positive reasons to overcome that sorta BS.

Results are made by making the first step. Excuses get you no where. You want to be healthy? You want that body? Stash away the materialistic and invest in yourself. At the end of the day, its what is truly important.

On that note, Have a great week.