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Month: February 2014

Fruit Kebabs – Quick and Colorful Treats

Fruit Kebabs – Quick and Colorful Treats

One of my minions had a fruit kebab at a class party last year and ever since then she’s been wanting me to do it for her birthday. Well, the big day came and I decided to do it. As always, I left everything to the last minute and so ended up with only fresh strawberries and cheese. Even the skewers I had to cut in half since the ones I found was too long. I made this colorful treat…

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The Power of Words

The Power of Words

The power of words, however casually said, is enormous. It has the ability to motivate and inspire. It provides me with extrinsic motivation, and has the ability to pull me through when least suspected. (Of course,  I’ve also been told that I’m a bit over-dramatic at times 🙂 ) Anyway, case in point – this morning’s run. I started the intended 12 mile run with a smile. I took my music off and just listened. Listened to the cars go…

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It’s not what the body looks like, It’s what the body can do for you

It’s not what the body looks like, It’s what the body can do for you

Sometimes I am reminded that, no matter how much I protest, I am now a special brand of crazy called an (faux)athlete. This was one such occasion. On Tuesday night, the Biggest Loser finale results was on a lot of people’s feed, especially in the fitness social media. A former swimming champion, Rachel won the $250K prize money by losing the most body percentage fat of all the remaining contestants. Yay! Except, she apparently looked “too thin”. (I say apparently,…

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