Friday, May 28, 2010

friday recipe review

image via wholefoods

The fig bar recipe that I made for my birthday, to which I made a few small changes; I replaced the currants with dates and I added some Jack Daniels to the orange juice for the dried fruit to soak up (Yum!).  Next time, I might try dried cherries and frambois.  I also added brown sugar to the crumble topping.  Overall, they were very good and healthy tasting, and they were better the next day, once they had a chance to set.

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Having a big birthday is a milestone that feels like new years day, as it is a time to reflect upon the past year; what I have accomplished? what I could do better this time around?

I turned 25 yesterday.  I had a great day filled with fitness (I brought fig bars to my Silver Sneakers class), calls from family and friends, and a wonderful dinner at Bolsa in Dallas. 

I also went to the library (I love the Library!) and stumbled upon a book called 20 Something Manifesto. I must admit that I almost didn't check it out because the title sounded a bit hokey, but I am so glad that I brought it home with me!  I just started reading this book, but it is wonderful so far; I am not alone in all of the pressures that I have been feeling.  I highly recommend this book so far and I will do a book review once I finish reading it.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I have been a busy bee since my last post in February.  For about six months, I had been unsuccessfully searching for a job.  But, on January 26th, I miraculously received two job offers; I accepted a part-time job at a gourmet market.  Then, a few weeks later, I was offered a job teaching kids' cooking classes (!), which I happily accepted.  So, I had 3 jobs, as I also teach group fitness classes twice a week.  I love being busy and working hard, but I was  a little overextended, so I am now focusing on teaching cooking classes, working at the toy store next door, and teaching my group fitness classes.  I am thrilled to have a chance to work at what I love doing.

Also, since my last post, I passed my AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) certification!

Phew!  But, I now have time to focus on my blog again!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!