What’s up guys? I got inspired in gym class today. Everyone is talking about their Fix, their wrap, their shakes, and their protein and I haven’t talked to you enough about my favorite life -goal-game Changer!: Reliv Intl SLIMPLICITY!

 In 2007 I was depressed and stressed and overweight. I was sick and tired, eating comfort food on the couch.

Enter Reliv’s weight loss kit, a meal replacement program that helped curb my appetite.  I got off the couch and into the gym. I Had a Personal Trainer friend from the YMCA Annie who taught me strength training for women is a great thing to do! I cycled and hiked and ran with my shepherd collie. I got my confidence back!

Now every day I maintain with Reliv’s basic nutrition but who wants to join me on the weight loss band wagon?

Or if you don’t need to lose weight if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired- contact me to find out more about this supplement. Enjoy your weekend!!

Freaky Freekeh! Product Review and GIVEAWAY!

Come, come my little friends- I would like to tell you a little story.  I have a love affair with starchy carbs. I love salads and smoothies and healthy things, but have always had a hard time saying no to breads, pastas and chips!  I should read “Grain brain” & “Wheat Belly” but haven’t gone 100% gluten free just watch my intake and try to look for sprouted goodness when possible.  *IF you are celiac or allergic, Freekeh isn’t for you.  If you limit your wheat like I try to do, freekeh is an excellent nutritional ancient grain – “Superfood” is the word for it!!  Just check out Kelli Dunn’s article on GREATIST. Continue reading Freaky Freekeh! Product Review and GIVEAWAY!

Ode to Adams Hill

Dear Hill,

It’s not you, it’s me. It isn’t that I don’t love you! Your beautiful views inspire me!

Your steep hills slow me down. The Charlie horse I got two nights ago? Returned from your great heights.

I love running. I thought I loved running til I found you. I love going far and slow (I am not a sprinter)! But your hills slow me down even more.  

I enjoy the mix of “terrain”: I go from concrete to asphalt to grass to dusty dirt to stretching on the curbs to wood chips and get to enjoy  nice gardens.

I love how each house has character, and I get to see some classic cars or unique yard decor.

I appreciate the fact that you are so close, and still offer me a challenge even after a couple years living near you. I love trying to reach your high points at any or all times of the day, to see the LA skyline or see Forest Lawn’s rolling views. 

But my legs hate you. I gotta be honest – it’s hard lovin’ you.  My legs feel like dead weight every time I reach that certain hilly curve.  My head bobbles as I hit the down hills and pick up speed, which reminds me to tighten my core.

Thanks for always inspiring me to keep going!,

A jogger who is learning to run uphill.