FIT AND FABULOUS WITH JOYCE WOPAT!

Joyce is an amazing OutdoorFitter. She works 50-60 hours a week as a manager of the   Sotheby’s Heritage House Real Estate Office in Rumson, New Jersey. Joyce is one of our early morning OutdoorFitters. She gets specials applauds for showing up at 7Am in the cold…that is dedication!

Here are some of Joyce’s Fit and Fabulous Tips.

  • Laugh
  • Meditate, (even just three minutes)
  • Exercise, (push yourself in a healthy way)
  • Eat Well, (lots  of greens and it is nice to have a husband who loves to cook. You can always love to cook for yourself!)
  • Take the best supplements, (click here to take a true health assessmentso you too can take the best!)

Here is a 4 minute video of Joyce on a very windy Sunday. Please excuse the wind noise and watch till the end. I share an empowering tip of the day that you don’t want to miss!

“I don’t want to end up like my mother.”

Many of my OutdoorFitters have said this to me. “I don’t want to end up like my mother.” As we age it gets more difficult to get up and down. One of my ladies once said to me , getting up and down is the hardest thing to do. Please have all of your exercises that are on the floor at the same time and then I will get up. Of course, I didn’t do that and sadly that women is no longer in OutdoorFit.

Here is a great exercise that utilizes the get-up muscles! Please excuse the wind noises.

Don’t you just love the truck driving by on the path in the background?

LOW SUGAR COOKIES…Is it worth it?

I have stopped baking because I love eating what I bake. I try avoid sugar as much as possible. (NO HALLOWEEN CANDY FOR ME)

I saw this recipe and I had to try it. It is from THE FOOD BABE! I changed her recipe and used garbanzo bean flour instead of almond flour. The recipe calls for only 1/4 sugar, pretty impressive. I did use the Coconut Palm Sugar. “Coconut palm sugar is completely unrefined and not bleached like typical refined white sugar, helping to preserve all of its beneficial vitamins and minerals. It is naturally high in amino acids – has 10,000 times more potassium, 20 times more magnesium and 20 times more iron than conventional sugar.”

I used 60 percent cocoa bittersweet chocolate chips. I think the cookies  would be good with out them as well. Here is the original recipe from THE FOOD BABE…have fun with it!

Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed with 5 tbsp water or 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 and ¼ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ walnuts, chopped
  • ½ dried currents (optional mix in, feel free to get creative, i.e. raw cacao nibs, goji berries, etc.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Place the coconut oil, sugar in a bowl and stir until well combined
  3. Add flaxseed or egg, vanilla extract and stir for another minute until smooth.
  4. Add rest of ingredients and stir
  5. Place dough mixture in fridge or freezer for 10 mins
  6. Using an ice-cream scooper, scoop out dough and press each cookie on silpat or parchment paper lined baking pan
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
  8. Cool at least 7 mins and serve
Notes
***Choose all organic ingredients if possible***
low sugar cookies