VIDEO: Inspiration at its finest

A twitter friend shared this link with me and it literally brought me to tears. I will forever be moved by the human spirit. It is undeniably the greatest of all gifts each and every one of us possess inside our souls. I think many shy and hinder to acknowledge their own true strengths, perhaps unknowing of what they are truly capable of, or more commonly, perhaps they are simply too afraid to uncover their own greatness. Nonetheless, I know there is a greatness in all of us.

Please watch this video, this man made a choice to better himself, commit to a plan and in just 10 months lost 140lbs. From being unable to walk without assistance to now running and sprinting like the next man …I salute him for this hard work, resilience and sheer discipline!

SHOUT OUT to Jaxx

Twitter @abrickhouse

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Leg Lines …well, sometimes

Last night in the sauna; it is a mystery as to why I can’t see these lines on a daily basis! No fair! 😠 They only want to appear when I’m alone, lol. BUT I caught em’ on camera this time!! I’ve got proof that these LowerBody workouts aren’t for nothing 😜😜😜 ANYONE TRAINING LEGS TONIGHT?! …tag me, I wanna see 😌 #PictureProof #Legs #Thighs #Gams #Wheels #Quads #Calves #sauna #Beastmode #powerhouse #lines #lowerbody #workout #SayNOtoSkinny #Strong #ThunderThighs #Samoa #Polynesian #PacquiaoPower lol 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎 …I will post what I’m doing for legs soon, promise!

 

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Prequel body before pursuing Bodybuilding

#TBT: Prequel body before bodybuilding! Taken Feb 2012. This was the canvas I started with. Weird to think it took less than a year to build the body I needed for a sport I wanted to compete in! My tools; the WEIGHT ROOM, a clean diet, HARD WORK, Β the work ethic of a thoroughbred workhorse 😜, DISCIPLINE, a killer attitude driven by PASSION and sheer DETERMINATION. Yo, anything is possible, believe it, see it, ACHIEVE IT! ….. #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #Bodybuilding #Transformation #Body #Fitspiration #Fitso #Physique #Bikini #Miami #Goal #Challenge #Achieve #Build #HerbaHeroes #Woman #Strong #Strength #Superwoman #Weightroom #Discipline #Passion #Hardwork

Selfie was take Feb, 2012

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This picture was taken Sept, 2012

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SUPERFOOD: Butternut Squash With Quinoa, Spinach and Walnuts

I was never a fan of quinoa but I stumbled across this recipe and have been loving it ever since! My coach had suggested I look into Quinoa and Squash because we discovered I am super carb sensitive. I’ll eat a carb for breakfast and it’ll show up on my thigh by lunch …ugh, lol. This recipe combines the two super-foods so it was an easy pick for me after browsing online for what seemed forever. Another plus is this recipe was very easy to follow and doesn’t take long at all to make – for a non cooking person like myself this was a win! Learning what works for you has been fun …taste buds no exception, and mine definitely approve this recipe —

I hope you guys like this one as much as I do…

Butternut Squash With Quinoa, Spinach and Walnuts

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Serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium leek, white and light green parts only, cleaned and thinly sliced
2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
2 cups peeled and diced butternut squash
1 cup quinoa
1/3 cup golden raisins
2 cups baby spinach
2 tablespoons toasted chopped walnuts

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the broth, squash, quinoa and raisins and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the liquid is absorbed and the squash and quinoa are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Gently stir in the spinach and cook until it just begins to wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with the walnuts.

Per Serving: 345 Cal; 14 g Protein; 8 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 60 g Carb; 9 g Fiber; 11 g Sugar; 239 mg Calcium; 7 mg Iron; 147 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol

Original post by Michelle Buffardi:

http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2012/01/09/butternut-squash-with-quinoa-spinach-and-walnuts-recipe/