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Artistry in Motion, Locally Crafted Custom Surfboards

If you’re a Surfer or wish to be a surfer some day, the first thing that you need to know is that all surfboards won’t engender those visionary nose rides, hits, hacks, carves, and aerials on that tasty wish list of yours. You’ll need a “real” surfboard for that…

Last weekend I paddled out at one of our local spots for a test ride on my new “Poker Chip”; the most recent addition to my quiver. My first takeoff was so automatic and natural that I’d swear it was one of my old whips; each ride after, being a repeat celebration. The uniqueness of this first ride was that the board’s dimensions were completely different from any of my other boards; a completely new design and yet it new me! Continue reading Artistry in Motion, Locally Crafted Custom Surfboards

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“She eats whatever she wants and stays thin as a rail!”

If you’ve ever said or thought this then you’ll find the information herein both helpful and enlightening. For those admirably disciplined women who’ve fallen victim to such an accusation mistakenly or otherwise…kudos for all you do! In this; the first of a three part blog series; we’ll explore the factors involved in getting and staying “thin as a rail” in the real world. Women are by far the most flattering to each other of all the clients I’ve trained in my career. To say that anyone eats whatever they want and stays in perfect shape is certainly a complement to their superior genetic code; kind of like a guy calling another guy “Superman”. But are they actually failing to recognize these women’s commitment to their diets, lifestyle disciplines, and knowledge of fitness? It’s true that some women metabolize calories slightly more efficiently than others, but implying that they can eat “anything they want” all the time and not gain a pound is not only ridiculous; it’s a little insulting. So what gives some the edge over others who seem to gain a pound by merely “thinking” about chocolate?

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BodyTek Chili

4 BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS

2 CANS BLACK BEANS

2 CANS DICED TOMATOES –ZESTY CHILI STYLE

Dice and brown the chicken in a deep frying pan using PAM so the chicken won’t stick.  (This does not mean deep fry your chicken! J

When chicken is browned add all cans of black beans and tomatoes.

Add chili powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Cook on medium heat until beans are tender, about 20 minutes.

 

Serving size:  1 cup (This recipe makes 8 servings)

203     Calories per serving

3 g  fat

1g   sat. fat

19g  carbs

1 g       fiber

4 g  sugar

25g  protein

 

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Freemies! Learning to take time for you.

Take time out for you

OMG I’m killing you right? But please, how long have you been generously donating your free time? Just a little for yourself…maybe? Let’s talk about being successful at anything: It takes time and you’ll have to make that yourself. Knowing you need “Me Time” is the first step. That one’s easy! Next; if you’re hoping they’ll notice that you’re about to jump; forget it. Not even a Spock mind meld will crack the casing on those skulls ladies. They (family, work, and friends) may not have even noticed that Wonder Woman is out of options and ready to snap! So, we’ll begin by choosing some “Freemees” for your free time. What are Freemees? Fun things you’d love to do with an extra hour a day. Confidence abounds once you’ve defined your purpose. Plus, a solid plan of attack says I mean business! Most times they’ll surrender without a fight. Don’t give up if they challenge however, remember they’re spoiled and it may take them a minute or two to adjust; meaning a week to a month. Just stand fast and carry out your decree. “Take a deep breath and go for it! Hey guys, I’ll be taking some time for myself from now on”, smile and walk away. That’s all they need to know for now. Wonderful! Now let’s talk about what free time is? Yeah what is that anyway? It’s FREE; not for anything in particular so don’t start earmarking it with one of your hobbies or else we’re back where we started. Give your self 1 hour per day; yes you can. I began making changes in my daily routine at 28 yrs old and it’s just that easy. I was running my business (actually it was running me) and was tired as a dog all of the time. One year I had pneumonia two times. Ok, that’s a sign! My friend was always preaching about naps so I lay down; forced my eyes shut for the first time in my adult life, and called it “my time”. Amazing! I felt like Hercules in just a couple weeks! And today; 24 years later my naps are still a selfish luxury. No longer free time; they are cemented in my daily schedule. Now my free time is spent chatting with friends over coffee, petting my neighbor’s dogs (four of them so it takes a while) or whatever, but I don’t use that time for work or give it to anyone. It’s mine. I’m a much happier person for it and much more productive too. Free time should be just that; free. So what’s stopping you? Just you… so make a list and get on with your plans for self improvement and happier days. Don’t you deserve it by now?

My top 10 “Freemees” list, see anything you like?

  1. Go surfing with my son
  2. Play guitar
  3. Listen to my son play piano
  4. Journal
  5. Coffee with friends
  6. Pet the neighbor’s dogs
  7. Take a stroll around the yard watching my sprinkler system
  8. Silently watch the sunset or sunrise with my wife
  9. Listen to my son play the piano more
  10. Read something other than business related material

Lee Brinn – Bodytek Personal Training

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes that even your trainer will approve of!

1 head of cauliflower

¼ cup skim milk (1% or 2% milk can also be used)

Salt, pepper and butter spray to add flavor

Boil the cauliflower until soft and completely done.  Drain water and add milk.  Beat with a mixer until they look like mashed potatoes.  Add salt, pepper and butter flakes to taste.

Calories per serving:  42 cals per 1 cup

 

Fat:  1.6g   0g saturated

Cholesterol:  1mg

Sodium:   422mg

Carbohydrate:  5g

Dietary fiber:  3g

Sugars:   1g

Protein:  2g

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