Week of Oct. 16

Heart & Soul

It’s been a while since I released a Boot Camp post. I hope you had a chance to read yesterday’s post about the Boot Cancer results. Many people rallied to make this event a success. As far as Boot Camp w/ LSD participants, we had Chelsea and her husband compete along with Adam and Gail (I was Gail’s partner . . . man, she’s tough!). Sam and Carey kicked-butt the first workout. My sister jumped in for Carey due to a strained back (those kettlebells were heavy). Carey’s on the mend, Sam’s shoulders are back to normal, and my sneakers are smelling better! A special thank you to the Boot Campers w/ LSD volunteers: Dana, the accountant, scorekeeper, butcher, baker, & candlestick maker; Anne, the caller of aller businesses and veteran judge (who came when she was sick); Paula, a beverage beauty and a great judge (she was my judge for the first round; she kept me going when I said I was going to throw-up); Amanda, youth event organizer . . . well, Amanda, I think we created a monster . . . a good monster, this can grow and grow (we need to make a formal committee); Nicki and Kelli worked the registration table and organized prizes; Tia captured us in our best and worst moments; Rick was ready to help in any capacity and was a great motivator; Max came through with skeds and pellet bags, plus served as a judge. I hope that I didn’t miss anyone.    Thank you for all of your heart and soul that you gave to this event. You all made a difference in the lives of Cancer patients and the battle against this demon.

Boot Camp Schedule Changes

Please mark these changes on your calendar for boot camp classes.
1. Class moved from Thurs., 10/20 to Wed., 10/19
2. Class moved from Mon., 10/31 to Tues., 11/1
3. The dates during the holiday season are as follows:
During Thanksgiving, we’ll meet on Monday, Nov. 21 and that’s it for the week. During Christmas break, we’ll meet on Thursday, Dec. 29 and that’s it for that week.
 
Fun Run/Walks are every Sunday at 4 pm. I’m starting it today because I’ve had a lot requests. We meet in the church parking lot (it’s next to the Foothills Bakery in Fairfax). We run/walk the Egg Run route (Down River Rd. to the boat access and back). Everyone goes at their own pace. Bring whatever you need to make your run/walk enjoyable (a friend, water, music). I’ll be there regardless of the weather; however, they’ll be times when I cannot attend, but that shouldn’t stop you from meeting up and getting in a run/walk.

100 Day Challenge Starts Tomorrow

You’ll see new faces and some not so new faces. There are 14 people who have decided to Challenge themselves by naturally shifting their lifestyle . . . natural is the only way you can maintain a steady, long-term healthy life. We’re excited to have former Challengers work with the new Challengers. A healthy support system is key to success, consistency, and motivation. http://100dayvtchallenge.wordpress.com/

Recipes

Now since we’re feeling the need to make comfy, cozy food, these creations can still be made of good choices.

Let me know how this comes out . . . I saw someone with these pumpkin delights at the Boot Cancer event.

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

  • In a food processor combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and spices
  • Add pumpkin, honey, stevia and eggs and pulse for 2 minutes
  • Scoop batter into a petite loaf pan
  • Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes
  • Cool for 1 hour

This healthy pumpkin bread recipe can be made with roasted pumpkin or any type of roasted winter squash. To find out just how easy it is to make your own homemade roasted pumpkin (or other squash), be sure to take a look at Elana’s How to Roast Squash post.

More recipes from Elana can be found at: http://www.elanaspantry.com/pumpkin-bars/

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