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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A New Year, A Better You!

2013 is coming to an end... Do you remember your goals or resolutions from December 31, 2012?  Did you stick to them? Did you achieve your goals?  This year instead of saying 'a new me', what you will change, not going to do next year, good bye to the past! Why not set goals to make the year better for you, your soul, and your environment... And learn from the past year.  I wish for everyone a 2014 full of happiness, healthfulness, peace, abundance, positivity, and gratitude.  I encourage you to write down your goals for this year, and share them with close friends and loved ones.  So, they can hold you accountable.

My 2013 Goals were:
Run another Half marathon, with an improved time
Become a personal trainer/fitness/or yoga instructor
Continue to build Self Soul Space, maybe even webisodes
Get out of Debt
Re-learn how to ride a bike... Not a spin class bike.
Improve my swimming stamina... For future participation in a  triathlon
Continue to spread positivity, happiness, peacefulness, and healthy living

How did I do? 
I ran another half marathon in May and shaved 5 minutes off my time.  I became a certified Les Mills instructor over the summer.  I featured more recipes and and started a YouTube channel for Self Soul Space.  We are still working to get 100% out of debt.  I have not relearned how to ride a bike nor increased my swimming stamina, due to a big life changing discovery in July.  And I always try to spread positivity, happiness, peacefulness, and healthy living tips in my everyday life, connections, and fitness classes.  

2014 Goals:
Run another Half Marathon (maybe 2), with an improved time (again)
Work towards becoming a personal trainer and/or nutritionist 
Bring webisodes to Self Soul Space
Continue to work on debt
Relearn to ride a bike
Improve swimming stamina 
Participate in a family fitness event
Improve meditation
Continue to spread Positivity, Happiness, and Healthy Living ways
Enjoy being a Mother of 3!!!

With your goals, make sure to assign a plan to you goals... Because a goal without a plan, is just a wish... Make it happen, and make 2014 a Better Year!
Happy New Year from our family to you and yours!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Greek Crustless Quiche

A new Meatless Monday Recipe for you!  This recipe would also be great for brunches, showers, or when you have unexpected guests over for breakfast.  I made this for dinner, and served it with warm bread and a side salad.  I had a container of spinach approaching it's expiration date, and a lot of eggs.  So, here you go... Bonus, it's easy and low carb (if you're into that)!!

Greek Crustless Quiche

Serves 6-8, time 60 min (15 min hands on)

2 cup Fresh Baby spinach (packed)
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk (or cream, unsweetened almond/soy) *i used 1 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup feta cheese
2 tbsp Romano cheese (grated)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp rosemary (chopped)
Dash ground nutmeg
Salt & pepper
1 tsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sauté spinach with olive oil in a large pan, season with a little S & P, until bright green.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Add oregano, rosemary, nutmeg, salt & pepper.
In a 9" deep pie dish, spread spinach on bottom, then top with feta cheese.  Pour egg mixture over top of spinach. Top with Romano cheese.

Bake quiche for 30-45 min, checking around 30 min. Quiche should be slightly browned, and a knife can be inserted and comes out clean, even though center is soft.  Remove from oven, let sit another 5-10 min, center will continue to cook.  Serve warm, room temp, or cold even...  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wellness Wednesday

Well, it's the first Wednesday of December, and the holiday season is off to a start.  With work, family, holiday functions, and other obligations, it’s easy for your workout to become the first casualty in an already busy schedule. A little creativity, though, can help you make the most of your time:
1. Carve it up. You don’t have to do your workout all at once. Take 10 or 15 minutes twice instead. Even short bursts of exercise have plenty of benefits.

2. Try the early bird approach. Wake up 30 minutes earlier twice a week to work out. Even if you’re not a morning person, it’s nice to check it off your list first thing. Morning exercise can also boost daytime energy.

3. Include walking in other rituals. Movies, a trip to the mall, coffee with friends, and a favorite healthy restaurant can become active traditions by incorporating a walk into the plan.

4.   Use leg power, not gas. Park farther from every destination and budget extra minutes for the walk. And when you walk for a few errands, notice how the steps add up.

So, don't forget about your workout, and stay well this Wednesday and this holiday season!