Sunday, August 14, 2016

The "Aha" Moment

I have been taking some time trying to figure out how to speak to what I experienced over the course of the past week. 

Let's go back 1 year ago. We teamed up with a health/nutrition company. Scott and I were pretty health conscious already but Scott was looking for an easy breakfast option to take with him to work so we teamed up with this company. We really were expecting nothing more than a healthy breakfast option to start our day.

Fast forward 8 months...Drs find a spot on my mom's lung (a non-smoker). This spot turned out to be a very aggressive form of cancer but in the early stages so she was one of the lucky ones. This event really got us thinking about health and nutrition and what role it really does play in long term effects on health. We decided that it was time to be serious. To change our lives and focus on everything that goes in and on our bodies.

Back to that nutritional company...Prior to the big "C" we had never thought about talking to people about nutrition, athletic performance, healthy aging and weight loss. We had this amazing little secret and we were keeping for just us. Plus I had fear. Now we know it is our duty to share this.

I attended a conference this past week with this company and everything changed. I had that "aha" moment and finally realized what my true purpose is. Sometimes we walk through life with our eyes closed and there are certain moments that wake us up. THIS WAS MINE! The 12 core principles that this company built its foundation on speaks to my soul. There really are no words.

Fear - we are born with only 2 fears. The fear of loud noises and the fear of falling. Any other fear is learned. So no more excuses. It is time to get real.

And so begins our journey. Our journey to serve others and make the world a healthier place to live, thrive and raise our families. 

Scott & I are not Drs and do not claim to cure anything. We are just here to share our journey, experiences and knowledge to help as many people attain their goals and find confidence in themselves once again.

I am not sure what each day/week/month may bring but I sincerely hope you will join us on our ride.

To end, here is a recipe from Scott. He is a chef and top recipe developer for one of the largest food retailers in America. Enjoy and have a blessed week.

Organic Roasted Green Beans with Turmeric and Almond Viniagrette 

1/2 cup raw almonds
2 Tablespoons Tahini
2-3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup water
2 teaspoons ground turmeric or 1 tablespoon fresh
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
Kosher salt to tast

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine 2 pounds of organic green beans in a bowl with 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and liberal amounts of kosher salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Place on a sheet pan and roast until the ends of the green beans are slightly charred (approximately 25-35 min).

Blender - combine the above ingredients. Puree 3-4 minutes until dressing starts to thicken. Season to taste with salt & pepper.


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