“8 miles in a 7:05 pace.”

I was able to run that pace for that distance as a training run at one point in my life.

I have been watching Casey Neistat’s videos. I am a bit obsessed. I love his energy and enthusiasm.  Have you heard of him? He has quite the following, kids love him! The reason why I am writing about Casey is that he loves to run. He lives in NYC and he films some of his runs. You can just feel the energy. He announces his distance and his time when he is done. ” I just finished 8 miles in a 7:05 pace.”

I don’t run much anymore. It doesn’t serve my body, too much impact. I don’t really miss running but I do miss the feeling of being comfortable running that fast. “In the zone.”

What to do? I focus on what I am able to do and improve on that.

I work out 3 times a week with my class. It is a wonderful workout and takes care of everything. Endurance, Strength, and Flexibility. I have a wonderful community. We laugh, talk out our problems, cover all the bases.

We do run 1/2 mile or so as a warm-up. I do enjoy that. I don’t always run as a warm up. I have learned to listen to my body and not push through. I am fit… my program works. #fitandfabulous

Here is the link to learn more about my workouts. If you are local, come join us. Commit to 2-3 times a week and you too will be Fit and Fabulous! I am putting together an afternoon class in the fall. Let me know if you are interested. I am working on time and days now.

That is it for now!

Love,

Mary

Sneakers are in!

Hair, Make-up and Fashion!  I did a post on make-up, hair and now fashion.

I finally feel really comfortable in my own skin. I am finding clothes that feel good and I am comfortable wearing them . Did you know? Sneakers are in!  Is that the best news ever? Here is the latest video.

I talked about Madame Chic by Jennifer Scott in the video. Jennifer loves to wear dresses and an apron if she is making dinner or cleaning the kitchen. She also loves her ballet flats. She never even mentions sneakers and I never wore a pair of ballet flats. The point is she has found what she loves and I have found what works best for me.

Live a Passionate Life

Live a Passionate Life

SNEAKERS ARE IN!

Here is Eve Ensler interviewing Dr. Christiane Northrup in her Adidas! You can’t tell from the picture but take my word for it:)

 Fit and Fabulous Women

Fit and Fabulous Women

( Thank you once again, image consultant, cinematographer Wendy Cettina.)

Wendy S. Cettina Original Designs

Wendy S. Cettina Original Designs

Fitness is my Fashion Statement! Optimal Health and Feeling my best is a top priority. Do you want to learn more? Fit and Fabulous.

One more link…Regena Thomashauer Looking fabulous in her sneakers!

That is it for now! I would love to hear from you. Do you have a favorite pair of dress up sneakers?

Love,

Mary

Sneakers are in!

Sneakers are in!

 

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Silver is the new blonde!

Silver is the new blonde!

I am letting my hair color grow out. I am tired of putting chemicals on my head. I have loved my blonde highlights but I am feeling like it is time to let them go.  We will see how it goes. By the way, ( Debbie at Imagine in Shrewsbury is my hair dresser.) It is important to have a good hair cut.

Beauty radiates  from happy, healthy, and fit people. I don’t think you need blonde highlights to make you feel better. I will find out. I am embracing where I am in my life, wrinkles, age spots and silver highlights.

Of course, I am stopping women wherever I go and I am talking Hair.

Ivone,

Ivone, “This is what God / Nature has given me. I want to own it.”

Virginia,

Virginia, “My hair is shinier and healthier. I love it.”

Hollie has Beautiful Natural White hair.

Hollie,

Hollie, “It is all about Freedom.”

Grain Free, Chocolate Peppermint Cookies!

Who doesn’t LOVE cookies? I was surprised how delicious these cookies are. I have been having fun using peppermint extract. It is refreshing in the summer time! There is a little bit of sugar in the dark chocolate bar but when divided up by 24. It doesn’t even count. These cookies will not spike your blood sugar but they are high in fat and calories. Sit down and enjoy one with a cup of tea.

Here is the basic recipe. (I added my own pet touches.)

Chocolate  Cookies
Makes: 24 cookies (I made 12 big cookies:)

Ingredients cookie ingredients

2 sticks organic butter, softened
2⁄3 cup powdered stevia
1 tsp. vanilla extract (I used peppermint extract.)
2 large organic eggs
1 cup almond flour (about ½ cup almonds ground in a coffee grinder) (I used cashew flour, you can also use coconut flour.)
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup  protein powder (I used nutrimeal free.)
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
4 oz. chopped dark chocolate
1 cup raw chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Beat together butter, stevia, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time.
Whisk together almond flour, cocoa powder, protein powder, baking powder, and salt in a separate
bowl. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture. Stir in chopped walnuts and chocolate until
combined. (I put everything in a bowl and mixed it up with a wooden spoon. It worked. Easy,Peasy)

Spoon heaping teaspoons of batter 2″ apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to rack or counter to cool. I wrapped them individually and put them in the freezer. We like to eat them frozen out of the freezer. They are a wonderful treat and they won’t spike your blood sugar.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie on my Grandmother's plate!

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie on my Grandmother’s plate!

Enjoy!

Love,

Mary

Grain Free muffins in a minute.

Have you read Laurel’s Kitchen By Laurel Robertson, Carol Flinders and Brownwen Godfrey? It was first printed in 1976. My copy is yellow with age. When I was first married, I used this cookbook a lot. They talk about being the Keeper of the Keys.  “Traditionally the world over, the women in the house has been known as the keeper of the keys. To hold the keys to the household, to the storerooms, attics, chests and cupboards, was a position of great responsibility and therefore great honor.”  I loved the book at the time. I would bake round loaves of bread in coffee cans, sprout my own beans, and make yogurt from scratch. I was in charge of cooking and feeding the family. I still am. I no longer bake bread or sprout beans or make yogurt from scratch.

Now, I make grain free muffins in a minute. This is great for breakfast. Today, I had it after my workout with a delicious cup of organic french pressed coffee.

Delicious Post workout snack.

Delicious Post workout snack.

Muffin in a Cup!

– ¼ cup of ground flax
– 1 tsp of baking powder
– 2 tsp of cinnamon
– 1 tsp of coconut oil
– 1 egg
– 1 packet of Stevia or 1 squirt of liquid stevia

Place the ingredients into a mug (I use a Pyrex measuring cup) and put it in the microwave for 60 seconds. Allow to cool and then enjoy!

Muffin in a cup:)

Muffin in a cup:)

Easy peasy.The basic recipe is from Jorge Cruise. Of course, I add my own pet touches, chopped walnuts, raisins, shredded coconut. Get creative! Today I added fresh blueberries from my food co op.

Organic Blueberry Muffin

Organic Blueberry Muffin

This is a wonderful treat for your kids. Thomas and I made them when he got home from camp the other day. Easy for him to make as well.

Thomas loves them too. He added grass fed butter to his muffin!

Thomas loves them too. He added grass fed butter to his muffin!

Try it out and let me know what your pet touches are! I love to hear from you.