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!?

Thursday Thoughts – There is Always More to Learn

I applaud the people who study their craft. Who practice, relentlessly, to get better at it. The people who accept they may be GOOD at it but can always be BETTER. The people who LISTEN to valuable advice given to them, and step back, and can ACKNOWLEDGE when they need to do some work.

The people who are done growing, done learning… I can only shake my head. I can’t imagine being someone so arrogant that I couldn’t look beyond where I am to where I could go. I’m so grateful I’m not.
Stay open minded. Stay grounded. Stay hungry for learning. There is truly ALWAYS more to learn, always.