Whole Foods Wednesday – Rhubarb

Did you know rhubarb is up on the short list with Salmon and Spinach, of foods with the most calcium? I didn’t either – pays to learn about food!

Most people use rhubarb as if it were a fruit, but…. rhubarb is actually a vegetable! It can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.

Do you have any favorite rhubarb recipes?

(Note: you only want to be eating the stalks – the leaves are poisonous – just chop them off and discard!)

 

Mythbusting Monday – No Pain No Gain

Mythbusting Monday!

Unless you live under a rock, you have heard this term before – no pain, no gain.

There is a HUGE difference between soreness, and actual pain. It is normal to be sore; that does indicate your muscles have been working, but pain is not normal. Actual pain can indicate several things – you may be doing your moves wrong, you may have an injury you are unaware of…

I personally do not subscribe to this line of thinking, because I do have former injuries I have to be cautious of. If something is actually causing me pain, I stop. If it persists, I get checked out.

I do push through soreness, because how else is one to improve!?

Financial Freedom Friday – Can’t Be Laid Off

Having recently been laid off due to funding, (and then picked up by another company, gratefully!), I will say it’s still terrifying and stressful, but there is also a peace of mind that comes along with knowing I have been steadily building my Beachbody business towards profitable. It feels really good to have a backup plan; to know that in a sea of things I cannot control, that’s not one of them – I can’t be laid off from Beachbody! I’m the boss!

I mean, I was asked if I would go to coaching full time instead of looking to continue my industry work elsewhere, and while I would LOVE to, my financial situation isn’t there yet, and I would hate to go backwards – into MORE debt, instead of waiting until I am debt free and doing it the proper way.

So yes, it is a goal – to someday be the only boss I have, and not be at the mercy of funding, or contract disputes, or anything else. But not yet – for now, I am happily dual-hatted 🙂

 

Thankful Thursday – Busy Schedules

If you have these kind of people in your life, be thankful and apprecative of them! These are the keepers – we are ALL busy, but there is something to be said for a ride-or-die friend who makes the love and support happen no matter what.

I have a lot of these people in my life and I could not be more grateful for, of appreciative of, these treasures. I am a lucky girl, and I know it!

Wellness Wednesday – Clinically Proven

I am often asked why I drink Shakeology, and while the full answer is lengthy, one of my favorite aspects of it includes that it is low glycemic and CLINICALLY proven to help lower your blood sugar levels – this is something that is on my mind all day, every day!

Elevated blood sugars aren’t good for anyone, not just Diabetics. Keeping them stable is ideal!