September 9, 2012 -
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hi all!
Wanted to remind you that it’s just a few more days until
my bootcamp workout in PITTSBURGH!
pgh bootcamp

We’ve got some awesome donations
coming in from some amazing companies!

I’m getting super excited!!

So I wanted to start off this post by asking this…

Anyone else consider themselves a picture hoarder?

I literally have some attachment to my pictures that I take on my iPhone
along with my screenshots of inspiration for meals and workouts.

Even though I’ve already instagrammed (is this a word),
posted on the blog, or saved the pic on my computer…
I STILL keep it in my iPhone!

I tried filming a Q & A interview the other day with my boyfriend
since he’s 3 weeks out from his first show
and I ran out of space for the video…

walked over to the camera and the red light
wasn’t blinking after 30 minutes of talking.

I thought we had just had an interview for the heck of it, ha.
But then I realized it got everything but the last 1 minute of our talk!

So we had to re-film it 3 times as I deleted pictures to make space.

That’s when I knew; I had a problem…
An iPhone picture hoarding problem.

Time to clean out the iPhone!

Therefore, I was able to sit and work on a bunch of blog posts
to catch you all up on recipes, products, & stories
that sometimes I get so backed up with that I forget to post them!

so now that I feel 100% better after clearing out my iPhone;
here is a new product that I got to try thanks to @HippieButter !

It’s hemp seed butter & how adorable is that package?

Hemp Seed Benefits
from www.livestrong.com

Learning, Memory and Immune Boost

Hemp seed extract has an unidentified compound in it that may help to promote learning, memory and immune function.
It may stimulate the brain enzyme known as calcineurin, according to the University of Michigan.

Vitamin E Effects

Hemp seeds are a source of vitamin E,
which can help to boost immune function and alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis,
according to the University of Michigan.

Vitamin E also has a role in red blood cell formation in your body,
and helps your body utilize vitamin K,
which helps your blood stick together, or coagulate,
according to the National Institutes of Health.

EFA Benefits
(Essential Fatty Acids)

Hemp seeds are rich in essential fatty acids.
The oil in the seeds is a source of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid,
ALA, as well as omega-6 fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA,
advises the University of Michigan.

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in your body.
These fatty acids also are important for your brain performance and memory.
GLA also may be an inflammation fighter, according to UMMC.
In fact, GLA might reduce your nerve pain symptoms if you are diabetic.

Read more here at www.Livestrong.com

Hemp Seeds are so yummy,
especially when they are turned into butter!Winking smile

My girl Jill Hanner totally inspired me to try this!
She likes her on her POWERCAKES


along with this savory creation…
Portabella mushroom topped with hippie butter, veggies and goat cheese!
Can you say YUM!?!?!Smile with tongue out

So I was inspired by Jill to top something with hippie butter,
so since I’ve been loving pumpkin, as always…
fall cravings anyone??
I came up with Single Serving for



4 Eggs Whites + 1 whole egg
blended in magic bullet with
1/4 cup pumpkin
Sprinkles of cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg
splashes of vanilla & liquid stevia

cook like you would an omelet! Winking smile
medium heat for me with some coconut oil.
Then I let mine cool in the fridge so it firmed up!

Topped with protein powder frosting,
(protein powder mixed with coconut milk until frosting consistency)
hippie butter, & chia seeds!

So, as you can see, Instagram is a great way to get inspired!

Looking for a good workout move to add into your routine?

Try these TRX Jump Squats via my girl Krissy Mae!


I tried this POWERMOVE and they are awesome-
Great way to get your heart rate up!!

Basically hold the TRX handles
start in a low squat position
and push up through your heels
then LIGHTLY land on your feet
while coming back down into another squat!

Try to do at least 10!
I did a set of 15 for a super-set with my other leg exercises!

Try it out & let me know what you think!

Enjoy your day!!

Are you a picture hoarder like me? Winking smile

Have you ever tried hemp seeds?
What’s your favorite way to use them?

don’t forget to link up your recipe to share with others!