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ORANGE IS MY NEW SNACK!

ORANGE IS MY NEW SNACK!

Small tomatoes fresh from the garden.  Crisp bell peppers and chips.  Carrot chips!  They are a great compliment to any meal, right out of the bag or steamed for a few minutes.  You can find them in your produce section of your market.  The next time you are shopping for your veggies for the week, take your time to see what is new in your local grocery store or farmer's market.  Pre-cut jicama is a great time saver.  Snap peas, already washed and ready to go.  Add color and have fun while eating clean and healthy.

COACH ALEXIS RECOMMENDS...

COACH ALEXIS RECOMMENDS...
COCONUT CHIA PUDDING

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
1 tablespoon coconut flakes, unsweetened
1/8 cup cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Stir together chia seeds, coconut milk, coconut flakes, cinnamon, vanilla extract and maple syrup.  Cover and set aside for at least 10 minutes.

Top with ¼ cup of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or any other) and 2 table spoons of sliced almonds.

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE? CHECK YOUR GEAR.

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE? CHECK YOUR GEAR.

Our wonderful Coach Lisa A. upgraded to this beautiful Cervelo road bike with the help of Rich and his team at Rocklin Endurance Sports.  Congrats Lisa! You deserve it!

Get all your gear out this week and do a few checks.  Does my bike need a quick tune up?  Are my running shoes ready to be replaced?  Where are my goggles?  Get those kayaks out and ready for the water.  

It just takes a few minutes...Be proactive with your equipment so you can have a wonderful time when you are out there in the world!

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

Check out this mat recently spotted at a Mama Bootcamp class.  Don't you love it?!

FOCUS on pulling that belly button into your spine, especially on that third set of planks.
DON'T QUIT believing in yourself - you can do this!
HAVE FUN with your tribe in an empowering, supportive environment.

Do you have a black sharpie pen?  Write a few motivational words to yourself on your exercise mat.  Or maybe even a short term goal.  Challenge yourself a little harder at your next workout (you know you can do this!)

A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA.

A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA.

Have you noticed? All kinds of melons are showing up in our grocery stores...YAY!  A favorite summer treat, and you have lots of variety to choose from.  From honeydew to watermelon, they are so good and so good for you.  Try a sprinkle of cinnamon on your cantaloupe.  Throw some honeydew in your smoothie.  

Have you ever made a granita?  It is super easy and very satisfying summer treat.  Here is a great recipe from one of our partners, Whole Foods.  

MOJO MAMA EXPRESS WORKOUT - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

MOJO MAMA EXPRESS WORKOUT - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Think you don't have time to exercise? Guess again! In just 10 to 20 minutes, you can get an excellent full body workout. Its called the Express Workout, and you can do it wherever you are, whenever you want!  As we head into one of the busiest time of the year, it is great to have fast and easy tool to help you keep up your healthy lifestyle.

For a quick workout at home, on vacation, or even in the office, try this circuit (repetitions in parenthesis are for beginner, intermediate and advanced, respectively:

Pushups - box-style, on your knees or on your toes (20, 25, 30)

ENCOURAGEMENT AND APPRECIATION ARE CONTAGIOUS

ENCOURAGEMENT AND APPRECIATION ARE CONTAGIOUS

This week, notice the people around you (young and old).  The clerk at the grocery store.  Your next door neighbor.  A co-worker.  A barista at your favorite coffee house.  Offer a few words of encouragement or appreciation...