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i went to arkansas…

19 Jul

…and became a certified PiYo instructor!

5 am yesterday morning

As you guys know, I’ve been attending PiYo classes at my gym for awhile now, and I really love it.  I mentioned in this post that I had some other possible ideas of what to do after resigning from my job, and this was one of the ideas that I was generating.

Here is PiYo in 50 words or less:)

PiYo (pronounced pie-yo) is a format created by Chalene Johnson that fuses together Pilates and Yoga.

“It’s the perfect fusion equaling strength building, rhythmic movement and power with a foundation in Pilates and yoga that burns calories while transforming the body”

I loved PiYo the very first time I tried it because it gives you the feel and benefits of yoga, but also the movement and more fast-paced vibe of Pilates. Add in some fun hip-hop or R & B music, and you’ve got yourself an amazing workout that’ll make you look good and feel even better!

I can’t wait to start teaching!  I’ll be telling you guys more about it as I learn and practice more, but feel free to let me know if you have any questions:)

And next…………Guess what I got in my inbox this morning?

A congratulations from Foodbuzz for making the top 9 with my Classic Vegan Banana Split!

I am so happy to have been able to participate in the Top 9 challenge to help raise money and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund!

And I am thrilled to have been chosen as part of the top 9! Thank you Foodbuzz!

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Electrolux #splits: Classic Vegan Banana Split

15 Jul

Are you ready for this?

I have something exciting to share with you today!

As someone who has had one grandma pass away due to cancer and another grandma fight (and win!) a battle with cancer, I am passionate about contributing in the pursuit of a cure to this devastating disease.

I’m sure many, if not all of you have or know someone who has battled with cancer, and you probably possess just as much of a desire to fight back as I do.

For this reason, the moment I heard about this exciting opportunity to help raise money and tell everyone about the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), I knew I couldn’t pass it up!!

“…the mission of OCRF is very straightforward: to fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.”

Not only does the OCRF fund research through four different grant programs, they also strive to educate women about ovarian cancer in an effort to make a difference in the lives of those who are at risk.

It is through the diligent dedication and commitment of people just like you and me that the OCRF is able to continue in this crucial pursuit.

In an effort to raise money and help spread the word about the OCRF, Foodbuzz is teaming together with Electrolux and Kelly Ripa by sponsoring a sweet summertime challenge and a Top 9 Takeover for Featured Publishers!

During these long summer months, when the air is so thick you could slice it with a knife, Foodbuzz knows that one easy and healthy way to stay cool is by indulging in your favorite summertime treats!  That is why they’ve created the ultimate banana split challenge!

The best part is that for every banana split submitted by a Featured Publisher, Foodbuzz will donate $50 to the OCRF! Also, Foodbuzz will select the top 9 banana splits posts to be featured in the Top 9 Splits takeover!

To participate in the challenge, I have created the Classic Vegan Banana Split!

This split is loaded with homemade goodness.  Three generous scoops of homemade vegan banana softserve in three classic flavors: peanut butter, strawberry and chocolate!  Topped off with made-from-scratch vegan coconut whipped cream, sprinkled with carob chips, dusted with chia seeds (of course!) and crowned by two happy cherries!

I am so honored and excited to be a part of this challenge and to be involved with a company who reaches out to support cancer research.

Now go make your own banana split and stay cool!