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You Go Girl! But Only When You Want To

You Go Girl Book
In honor of World Continence Week, I recommend You Go Girl: But Only When You Want To by Women’s Health Foundation Founder Missy Lavendar and Dorothy B. Smith. An excellent summer reading suggestion for those really important (and sometimes tough to ask) questions. Click here to purchase the book in digital format.
We’re interested in knowing if you would attend a class or training to strengthen your pelvic floor. Email Blakely FIT with training/class interest.

Say “thank you” and stop talking

Shhh ImageWhen did you last say “thank you” with out self deprecating? Moving forward and achieving goals involves accepting where we are at – the not so good and the good. Embrace and be grateful for compliments. It is a sign of respect to the compliment giver, a great example for others and a wonderful motivation when facing a new set of challenges.

Up for a test? Try to say thank you for one week with out self deprecating. Post your experience on our facebook and twitter pages. We’d love to hear about it.

“Do you like green eggs and ham?”

IMG_9167“Try them! Try them! And you may!” – Dr. Suess
In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would share one of my husband’s (the father of my children) favorite meals. These Mexican inspired tacos offer protein, veggies, flavor and fiber.
Easy and delicious! Enjoy!

IMG_9159Chop two red peppers and one large onion

Saute veggies in large pan with a drizzle of olive oil until soft

Scramble 7 eggs and 5 egg whites

Add eggs and 29oz can of drained black beans


Stir in pan. Then, periodically scrape mixture from edge to bottom of pan with spatula until all the eggs are cooked.

As I hope you can see, the black beans dye the eggs greenish. (If you want to avoid this, simmer the beans in a separate pot and add as you layer your taco.)


Warm corn tortillas and create your taco. Layer egg mixture, a sprinkle of monterey jack cheese (or something more authentic) and fresh cilantro.

As far as the “ham” is concerned, we are truly a bacon family. I’ve found that baking strips of high quality bacon on cookie cooling racks over a cookie sheet (to catch all the fat) strikes a good balance of delicious and not too indulgent. Bake well in oven for about 18 minutes at 385 degrees.

Serves two adults and two children with leftovers.


The Legs Feed the Wolf

Miracle Movie Image

With these few words, legendary hockey coach, Herb Brooks insists on intense stamina and speed training in the race to beat competitors. The faster man gets the puck.

Now, I understand that you may not look at your life in terms of predator and prey and that you have no interest in training like a professional athlete. But when it comes to success in your life, this quote is exceedingly appropriate. What do you want and need to do day to day? What are the challenges you face? Who are your “competitors”? What kind of ingenuity, strength and stamina are required for you to metaphorically catch your dinner, keep up or get ahead? I argue, the state of your health and fitness habits will absolutely determine what you bring to the table. Consistent exercise could be an untapped well of better rest, more energy and clearer thinking for the challenges unique to your life.

Memorable, primal and concise, I invite you to post “the legs feed the wolf” somewhere in your space.  Thinking of your healthy habits as a means of getting a promotion or keeping up with your kids or gracefully adapting to change are inspiring motivations to consider. The next time you consider cancelling your workout or postponing a new exercise plan, remember this law. It might just give you the nudge you need to make the better choice.

Have a great weekend! Go Hawks!!!

Interested in the movie? I highly recommend it. Click on the image above to purchase.