Friday, March 30, 2012

Friends Don't Let Friends

Can you guess what this product is before clicking here to read how awful this stuff is?!!? Had to take away from a student yesterday.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Finally Got Kelp!!!

I've been searching for kelp noodles for some time now.  Finally found them.  Great alternative to pasta and great benefits 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Food Caddie

The current go to items in our food caddies on our counter by the stove:  cinnamon, coconut oil, sea salt, olive oil, cooking spray, and various utensils.  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Crossfit Open 12.4 Workout

Crossfit Carmel athletes getting Crossfit Open Workout 12.4 done this past weekend.

In 12 minutes complete as many reps of the following:
150 wallball shots (see pic)

My score:  240:  Just fine with me.  

It's inspiring watching my fellow Crossfitters work out.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spirituality

So many of us forget that our spirituality, no matter what that means to us, is a large part of our health.  In our interfaith family, we congregate regularly for our home Jewish/Christian School with two other families.  Here's a scene from this past weekend.  Don't rule out how your spirituality impacts your overall health.  With my health coaching clients, we talk about spirituality being one of your four Primary Foods.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Healthy St. Patrick's Day

Top o' the Saturday to ye! 
In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, here's to the green drink I made with our Hurom Slow Juicer.  Not only was this packed full of fresh whole fruit and veggies, but I also added a couple of scoops of protein powder.  

Friday, March 16, 2012

Photo #4: No Ordinary Chicken Breasts

These are no ordinary chicken breasts.  This was a meal made by a current health coaching client I am super proud of.  Why?  Because she's been working on preparing more nutritious whole foods at dinner time using a great online resource called Menu Mailers.  

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Photo #3: Know Your Eggs

Our current stash of free range eggs always making sure we are able to see the farm and land where our eggs come from.  Tons of great benefits from eggs.  Confused about Free range vs. Cage Free vs. Organic?  My advice?  Just know and be able to see where your eggs come from.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fresh Air

Days like today don't come around Indiana often.  It was 73 degrees yesterday and it's supposed to be warmer today.  In fact, it was warmer in Indy than in Hilton Head, South Carolina and San Diego yesterday.  Fresh air is often taken for granted, but there are many health benefits worth reading about.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Photo-A-Day #1: My Trusty Companion

I carry this with me every day.  Albeit, too big, made of plastic, and not a great top that I always take off, it is a trustworthy 64 ounces that I try to fill twice per day with our trusty Brita Filter Pitcher.  I usually struggle to finish the second one.  I've heard all kinds of advice about how much water to drink per day, but I tell my Health Coaching clients to drink until you pee clear.  Then, you are hydrated.  

Monday, March 12, 2012

I'm Back: Photo a Day



It's been 57 days.  Why the lack of posts?  I think my Primary Food got the best of me.  With two kids in school and a wife getting back into the work world, life at home is a bit different.  Time becomes challenging, and by the time a first and second grader get to bed, I'm not too far behind.  

However, I am vowing to make a change, as I enjoy the creative outlet keeping the blog provides.

In the past 57 days, I've accomplished a couple of things I'm proud of:  

1.  I'm officially certified as a Health and Nutrition Coach after a year studying at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  I'm currently working with a few passionate clients helping them increase their energy, make smarter food choices, and attain optimal healthy habits that are sustainable.  I've also had a couple of speaking engagements at a local university, and I'm looking forward to starting my first women's group with some local educators.  

2.  I'm officially a Crossfit Level 1 Certified Coach/Trainer.  Many of you know, Crossfit has become my sport of choice.  It has changed my life and my outlook on fitness and health.  While many folks think Crossfit is for crazy, young people doing crazy exercises, the reality is this could not be further from the truth.  Crossfit can be for everyone and anyone.  I'm currently coaching a few classes per week at CrossfitCarmel where I love helping others achieve their athletic goals. 

You can check out my Health Coaching page by clicking on the image below.


I'd also love it if you'd head over to my Facebook page and give my page a like.

With all that being said, I am reminded that this blog started as a creative outlet to keep myself accountable to leading a healthier lifestyle.  That was almost two years ago before I knew what health coaching and Crossfit were.  The blog was a way to keep me accountable to me. As a Health Coach, I am always talking to clients about accountability.  So it's time to practice what I preach....

I'm going to steal, lift, pilfer if you will the idea my lovely wife has for her gem of a blog.  Only I'm going to do it through the eyes of being healthy.  Starting tomorrow, I will post a picture each day for the next 30 days complete with a brief caption.  The rule is, it has to relate to living a healthy lifestyle.  Why 30 days? Because it takes that long to establish a habit, and I hope to learn more about me though this exercise as well as keeping the blog breathing.  

So I invite you to stop by daily for a peak.  My hope is that it keeps me accountable to tightening up areas of my own health journey that never ends and provides others with insight, new ideas, or inspiration to do things differently.  
See you tomorrow!






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