Author: Cindy

A Hard Year- Chapter 1

It has been way too long since I have blogged but I have good reason.  Where have I been?  I ask myself that same question some days.  About a year and a half ago, I found out I had Hg(Mercury) poisoning.  I believed having a diagnosis that could explain these crazy symptoms was the answer I needed and it provided… Read more →

Tools of the Trade-microphone headsets

As a fitness instructor, there are many tools needed before you even begin.  If you choose to do any type of group fitness, you are probably going to want a great headset so your students can hear you well enough to follow along and also so you can save your breath and survive the workout yourself more easily. I became… Read more →

Something Smells Fishy- my story of Mercury Poisoning

Just a week ago today, I received the results from my most recent blood test from the V.A. clinic.  I had not been feeling well for a very long time and although other blood tests were done in the last year, nothing bad ever showed up.  My boyfriend Shawn had pointed out some things that I did that were out… Read more →

Wasabi Coleslaw- Delicious Detox Recipe #1

1Bag shredded tri colored cabbage(slaw) 1/4 cup lime juice 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 ripened avocado 1 tablespoon wasabi paste 1/4 teaspoon(1/2 if you like the heat) cayenne pepper salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup of agave or honey if it comes out too hot for you Blend all ingredients together until smooth except the slaw. In large bowl… Read more →

Interval Walking Class

I am so excited to say that I will be teaching my first official class as a FLEX Instructor with the Healthways SilverSneakers program.  The class is titled Interval Walking and it begins on November16, 2015 at 9:00 AM and will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Fred Coyle Freedom Park, 1515 Golden Gate Pkwy in Naples, Florida.… Read more →

Eat a Rainbow-Be a Rainbow

    Who doesn’t feel even at least the tiniest bit of joy when seeing a rainbow?  You can see one daily, feel better and be healthier.  When selecting your food for the day, plan it around the colors of the rainbow.  Studies have been shown to say that too much acid in the diet and inflammation are major causes… Read more →

Easy Shrimp Risotto

Shrimp Risotto is one of our favorites in this house. Although I made the rice the traditional way(more time consuming), you can make your rice in a rice cooker ahead of time to speed the kitchen time up.    Enjoy!     INGREDIENTS: 2 cups of precooked rice 3 cups of vegetable broth 1 tbs butter 1/4 yellow onion(diced) 2 tbs… Read more →

How to use a bike trainer

My new cycling friend Marissa is training for a half ironman so I decided to loan her my bike trainer.  Although it’s easy to use, I still felt more comfortable giving a small demonstration to help answer questions I had when I first started using it.  Ride safe!     Read more →

Vegetarian Meatloaf with Pureed Cauliflower

Who doesn’t like meatloaf and mashed potatoes?! If you said “Me” then go eat a salad! When I first became a vegetarian I knew there were some favorites I would have to give up.  I never really dreamed I would ever eat anything that tasted remotely like meatloaf again.  This saddened me deeply but I knew I was on the… Read more →

Chocolate chip granola/protein bar

I have been making our granola bars at home for a while now.  Every week I am trying different flavors.  This time I added some crushed banana chips to add an extra flavor in there.  I hope you like it!   2 cups of Granola(I used Trader Joe’s granola) 1/2 cup of Fuel 6 Pea Protein Powder 1 cup mini… Read more →