Saturday, 23 August 2014

Food Porn

It's been a while since I've done a food porn recipe post.
This one is worth sharing. =)
I will say that next time I would reduce the amount of unsweetened almond milk used to make it a thicker batter.
I may even grind the oats like I do for my daily pancakes.
This is a great make ahead grab and go breakfast for early mornings or just something different and yummy that I would use when I'm feeling like a little change.

I found this little gem at Dashing Dish.
Enjoy!


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Working on Self & Self Discovery & Positivity & Discovering New!

All through the past few years of these transitions, one thing has remained constant. People that I have trained with, my coach, friends, all keep telling me to be more positive and find more balance in my life. They have all recommended books to read.
Many of which, I have read.
I was told to keep a journal and everyday put a good thought or inspirational quote in it.
(I've laxed on that, lol).

In this time, though at a snail's pace, I have made little changes toward being more positive, trying to believe the whole

"What you think, you become.
What you feel, you attract.
What you imagine, you create."

Those of you who have followed for a long while already know that I spend a good bit of time in my own head, thinking, evaluating, over thinking, stressing....
Yeah, you know, haha.

I've made great leaps in my effort to laugh everyday. Those of you who follow me on the book of faces often get to share those snark filled little bits of fun.
I'm still striving for that peacefulness.
... that you choose to make you happy.
...letting go.
A little spiritual healing if you will, sprinkled with perhaps enlightenment?
I have tried to surround myself with positive, supportive people and distance myself from those who are overly negative.

Lo and behold, over the past months, through the power of the almighty FaceBook, I met someone who has challenged my thought process, endeavors to try and teach me new ways of thinking, and open my mind to new possibilities - no matter how many times I have said, "Nope, don't get it, don't see it, don't understand it."
On a side note, we both like fitness, and he has also liked to challenge me with horrendous HITT to try.

We've discussed some mighty deep topics.
At times, I start to think deeper { well sometimes, that's a good thing, other times, not so much, lol}

In the process, Cody offered to do my birth chart.
Hey, I'm into alternative stuff.
(We'll discuss my love of those things at a later date.)
So, I thought, okay what the heck? Do it and send me all the info.

Whoa! Um, tres cool, folks.
In case you didn't know, birth charts are sort of a gander into a person's personality/character. It's done by evaluating the location of the planets and astrological houses at the time of birth along with the person's astrological sign and location of the person's birth.
Not only was it fun to read, but I would say 90% to 95% was spot on.
Okay, so maybe you're skeptical.
Well, that's fine, but it didn't hurt anything to read and find out some interesting astrological info, that made me do a little reflecting and perhaps in its own way made me more aware of myself.
The info was more than what you would see with a horoscope.
It offers insight to your past, your potential, your character... so much.
Did I mention, it was really cool to read through?

So Cody's business is as an alternative healer, yoga instructor, laugh-meister.
(Isn't this all of my friends on FB?)
I encourage you to check him out.
Plus, his pages are always full of inspirational messages.
Perhaps, have a birth chart done? ;)
You can find Cody on FB, along with his Star Lotus Healing page. 
(click to go there!) 


Friday, 1 August 2014

2 Weeks shy of 4 months post competition.

I was asked by some fellow fitness ladies about my after competition body now. I will admit, having family and folks in visiting, I made excuses to splurge some. I don't always follow my lifestyle as well as I should. There may have also been more goodies than there should be lately. So this is me, almost 4 months after. This also keeps me accountable, and it tells me that I have to tighten up my "treat" schedule and kick it up at the gym some. So, I'm going to re-implement it ~
I can see that I'm started down that slippery slope, and I would like to reign it in before I slide ALL the way down again. 
workout-progress pics
 Keep it Healthy Friends, and Happy! Today is a new start  **** speaking of, I'm off to that place!

For future reference, yeah, photos sometimes make me face the reality...

On a quick side note, I think that I'm going to be giving the blog an overhaul.
I'm thinking tabs to separate Fitness, Books, Smut, "Secret Mission" <-to announced="" be="" hope.="" i="" soon="" span="">

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Enthusiasm is Contagious

My friend and her daughter came in this past weekend to visit with me.
From the time that I picked them up at the airport bright and early Friday morning, they were like excited sponges.
We went to my house where I made coffee and breakfast for us all....
my protein pancake recipe. =)
I loved that they loved it and wrote down everything that I did.
We then talked recipes, workouts, people in the industry.
Then, they took a much deserved nap having woke up before 4am that morning.
Afterwards, we hit a local chain restaurant.
I love how they asked me all sorts of questions about the menu, and I was able to help them navigate and give options when going out to eat.
Friday night, I took them to Team Workout!
Being a nubile almost 16 year old, C attacked that like a beast!!
My super coach spent time with her talking, encouraging, then gave her some autographed photos and a team shirt.
Talk about super excited?!

Saturday was much of the same, but instead, we hit the gym right up the street.
Lo and behold, when we entered there was another pro there for her to meet.
Rose was (and always is) so approachable and encouraging.
I told C, "Holy cow girl! Two pro's in two days?!"
We then jumped in to an upper body workout where I showed her some moves to switch it up during her routine.
So as not to bore you with every detail, the point is that spending a weekend with someone who is so excited and enthusiastic ignited my flame again.
Not that I have ever stopped, but I was beginning to wonder why I keep doing this.
With her, I know why now.
I am one amazed and happy camper.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Bon jour gals!

I have been engulfed in literary lust folks!
I was approached by a publicist for an author whom I adore.
So, I am now helping with proofing, editing, and beta-reading his newest novel.
Guess what?
It's not even smut!
Sex, drugs, rock in roll and death and family....
Gah!
Awesome-ness beyound awesome-ness.
I cannot wait to pimp it out.

Surprise, though I am not often grammatically correct here, I read with a critical eye. Afterall, this blog is for my own fun.
I do what I want.

Plus, I have another secret going that I hope works out.
*fingers crossed*

Now, on to the body stuffs.
My friend and her daughter come up this weekend!
YaY!!
I'm going to bring them to a team workout.
She is so freaking excited, and her excitement is rubbing off on me.
I love the enthusiasm of youth.
She's got a cute little bubble booty going too.
I love when she texts me,
"Ass to grass, Jen, ass to grass."
I crack up all the time with her.

I foresee a future for her.

I was also asked by a friend to be in a bikini shoot with him.
Uh, I freaked and said, "Hell no!"
That is my own insecurities, and thus, an opportunity lost for me to have hot pictures for when I get old, lol.

Well, this is just a quick catch up.
I PROMISE to try and blog more frequently friends!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Hello!

We've been enjoying the company of family the past week.
However much I love them, I'm saying that I'm glad they're gone, haha.
It just gets exhausting trying to entertain people all day for so long when you are used to having a routine and just being able to do what you like all of the time.
It was fun though I feel like I need to recoup from it!

Here's something that made me go "Wow" and just touched me, surprised me, and embarrassed me.
A friend of mine from back home messaged me.
Her daughter (who I've know since she was a wee little bit) is turning 16 this year.  She's really gotten into working out, eating healthy, lifting.
We talk on FB, now that she has one.
She posts pics of her "gunz", her playlists and such.
Do you know what she asked for for her birthday?
She wants to fly to Colorado to workout with me?
Say what?!
I got so excited.
I'm trying to set some special things up for her at the gyms and get some of the people she's seen on my facebook to meet her and give her different tips and stuff.
I only wish there was a competition going on when she's coming up because I know she would love it!!!
Funny, how we affect people so deeply without even realizing it.
I can't wait to see the stinker again!
She seriously made my whole week!!

Monday, 30 June 2014

IT'S LIVE!!!

Live on Amazon!
My friend Author Al Daltrey's debut stand alone book:





This story contains STRONG BDSM. While fully consensual, it includes submission, dominance, sadism and masochism. Please do NOT buy or read this if you are offended by graphic sexual descriptions including sexual violence. All characters are aged 25+, and it is recommended for an adult audience ONLY (aged 21+). This story is pure fiction and the author does not condone any violent behavior.