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JULY 2005

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Quote of the Month

Reflect within yourself. That is where your strength lies.
~ David Baird

Recipe of the month

Ahi Tuna Burgers with Garlic Ginger Sauce

1lb Ahi Tuna
5 cloves Garlic, grated
2 Tsp Ginger, Grated
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
1/4 cup Pineapple Juice
1 Tbsp Honey
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

1. Dice Tuna into small cubes.

2. Mix 2 grated cloves of garlic, 2 tsp of ginger, honey, Soy Sauce, Rice Wine Vinegar, Pineapple Juice & 1 Tbsp of Mustard in a small pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until it thickens (5-10 minutes).

3. In a bowl mix, 1 Tbsp of mustard, 3 grated garlic cloves, salt, pepper, and cayenne into a paste. Mix this with the diced tuna.

4. Form patties with the tuna mixture and grill or pan cook 4-6 minutes on each side depending on how you like your tuna.

5. Serve open faced with garlic ginger sauce spooned over each patty, or skip the roll and wrap the whole thing in a collard green as pictured above.


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Exercise of the month:

Crunch on the Ball


  • Strengthens the abdominals.
  • Improves Balance

How to do this exercise:

(Always be sure to check with your Dr before performing this or any other new exercise especially if you have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, neck problems or are pregnant)

1. Sit on the ball with your feet hips width apart. Feet can be wider for more stability or narrower for more challenge.

2. Walk your feet out and let the ball roll up your back. Your torso can be at more of an incline for less resistance, or to make it more challenging you can walk yourself back until your back is paralell to the floor (this is the most challenging). Make sure that wherever your body is you can maintain abdominal engagement (aka zipping).

3. FIngertips are at your ears, elbows to the side. Roll your torso as far up as you can stabilize then slowly lower with control. Repeat 10-30x with complete stability and form.

4. To stretch after this exercise you can let your chest and abdomen open as you lie your back over the ball with the arms to the side. Hold onto floor for stability if necessary. Hold 5-20 seconds.

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Things that I Love and Recommend:

CD ~ Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution
A classic Cd that is perfect for summer.

BOOK ~ Out on a Limb by Shirley Maclaine
A great book about one womens journey.

Something to Think About:

Fiber: Are you eating enough?

It is recommended that we eat 25-35 grams of fiber per day. Diets high in fiber have been shown to help prevent many diseases such as cancer & heart disease and can help to lower cholesterol.

If you eat a diet rich in fruits and veggies and complex carbohydrates (such as quinoa, whole oats and wild and brown rice), chances are you are getting close to this amount. If not, be a label reader on everything you eat. Strive to eat foods that are at least 3 grams of fiber per serving. You will be surprised at how little fiber most Americans get daily.

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Volume 24 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Frozen Cantelope, Plank on the ball, Well - Being)
Volume 23 Fun Stuff - Click here - ( Veggie Fritatta, Breast Stroke, Letting Go)
Volume 22 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Asparagus in Phyllo, Ball Bridge, Growth )
Volume 21 Fun Stuff - Click here - ( Butternut Squash Soup, Side Angle Pose, Nutrition)
Volume 20 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Superbowl fries, 1 leg balance, Splenda)
Volume 19 Fun Stuff Click here - ( Peach Crisp, Ball Glut Stretch, Goals)
Volume 18 Fun Stuff Click here - (Christmas Cookies, 1 Leg Chair, Holiday Cheer)
Volume 17 Fun Stuff Click here - (Rice with Veggies, Spinal Balancing, No More Drama)
Volume 16 Fun Stuff Click here - (Chicken Salad, Grand Plie with Namaste`, Reflection)
Volume 15 Fun Stuff click here - (Wild Rice Salad, Locust Pose, Money)
Volume 14 Fun Stuff click here - (Garlic Spinach, Revolved Bent Knee Side Angle Pose,Talent)
Volume 13 Fun Stuff click here - (Chicken w/eggplant, Prayer Twist, The YOU you want to be)
Volume 12 Fun Stuff click here - ( Pear Leek Bisque, Crescent Pose, Positivity)
Volume 11 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Bread, Zipping, Giving)
Volume 10 Fun Stuff click here - (Cinnamon Ginger Tea, 1/2 Lord of the Fishes Pose, Gratitude)

Volume 9 Fun Stuff click here - (Berry Muffins, Bound Angle Pose, Sight)

Volume 8 Fun Stuff click here - (Quinoa Pilaf, Forward Bend, Your character)
Volume 7 Fun Stuff click here - (Summer Salad, Bow Pose, "Food" in your food)
Volume 6 Fun Stuff click here - (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Forward Bend, Clutter)
Volume 5 Fun Stuff click here - (Tofu Lettuce Wraps, Boat Pose, Do what you love)
Volume 4 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Ravioli w/ Marinara Sauce, Plank, Goals)
Volume 3 Fun Stuff click here - (Hummus, Downward Dog, Who are you today?)
Volume 2 Fun Stuff click here - (Pumpkin Pudding, Bridge Pose, Gratitude)

Volume 1 Fun Stuff click here - (Banana Fuate`, Triangle Pose)

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