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What if there was a product made from all natural ingredients had was backed by years of science that kept you feeling like you did 10-20 years ago?

What if this product helped you sleep better, recover from workouts better and simply gave you better overall health?

What if there was a product that helped you live a more vibrant, energetic life than you ever imagined to help you LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER EVERY YEAR?

What if I told you, I’ve found it? There is a great book out there called “Younger Next Year” that has great tips on how making lifestyle changes by eating better, exercising and having the right attitude can help you feel younger next year. WHAT IF you could start being younger THIS year?

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I started writing today’s posts numerous times and still am struggling to get the words put together. With today being the new year, for me it’s a time to look toward the next 365 days and setting goals. 2013 was a great year of change and growth; personally, physically and locationally. What a year it has been.

The biggest change for us in 2013 was our move last week to Florida. It’s hard to believe it’s already been an week but then again it’s only been a week. What made us want to make such a drastic move? It all started with goal-setting on New Years Eve 2012. Instead of going out partying, Mark and I stayed in and wrote our goals for 2013: Physical, personal, financial, etc. I found our lists right before we moved and this is what I wrote:

The goal was to travel somewhere warm every year and park my a _ _ on a beach for a month. But after visiting our friends Bill and Laura here in Florida and the Bahamas last January for 10 days, AND coming back to Minnesota to -20 air temps with windchills in the -40′s when we were snorkeling 3 days before , we decided then and there that we wanted to move away from the cold the following winter. The wheels were set into motion and upon our return to Grand Marais we announced we would either sell or close the gym by the end of the year and be on our way south.

While we had plans to be on the road by the first week of December, the Universe had other ideas and we finally left Grand Marais on December 21st. The weather in the center of the US was really crappy so it took us an extra day of laying low in a hotel in Iowa to let it pass, but we landed at our friend’s guest house on Christmas day in time for an awesome feast with the family!

This year again, we sat at home with a glass of wine and sat down and created vision boards. At midnight we went outside, barefoot and listened to the fireworks going off in the distance. It was fun to watch Mark, who isn’t “into” this type of thing usually and doesn’t do much more with computers than check Facebook and email, ask me how to cut, paste and print pictures! The energy we had in the room with us was one of joy, happiness and love. To me, that’s what it’s all about.

This year I am not making any resolutions, just setting goals and it all starts with ME. Last year I wrote a post about having MEsolutions instead of resolutions and I am doing it again. To the left is one of my favorite quotes and one of the truest there is. I have BIG goals and BIG dreams and it is up to ME to achieve them.

I am also sharpening my focus to building my Aging Youthful business and Live Out Loud-Find Your Passion Project community. I am dropping my online training so I can focus on these two things, with the main focus on Aging Youthful. As I reflected back on the last year, I scattered my focus too much by adding too many things to my plate and as much as I love working out and helping others reach their fitness goals, my PASSION is helping others be the best they can be and it starts with following their heart. I have found that you have to stop listening to the negative voice inside your head and get it straight first.

It all starts with being happy NOW. Be happy with who, what , where you are now and you will continue to be. You cannot say “I will be happy when…..” as it all starts with you, RIGHT NOW. I urge you to join the MEsolution by going to the Live Out Loud – Find Your Passion Project community on Facebook. We are a small group so far but my vision is to grow to a group of 10,000 or more by the end of the year.

Repeat after me: If it is to be, it is up to me.

Here’s to making 2014 the year that you Live Out Loud and Find YOUR Passion!!!

Don’t  think you have time to cook a great tasting meal that the family will love? Let me help you with that! Prior to our move we were busy liquidating the gym equipment and TRYING to be organized with packing so we didn’t have a lot of extra time to cook. Enter Salsa Chicken. It is BY FAR the EASIEST meal you can make (in my humble opinion), tastes great, and clean up is a breeze! What you will need:

  • Chicken (amount will depend on how many you are cooking for…whether it is a whole chicken, or boneless/skinless chicken breast. Use your judgement…cook extra to reheat for an even easier meal!
  • A jar of your favorite salsa
  • Water
  • Cook until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
Yes, that’s it. What is the cooking instructions? Well, depends on how you cook it. You can put in a crock pot, a frying pan on the stove or bake in the oven. When I cook it, I use enough water to cover the bottom of the pan, pot or crockpot with to about 1/4″ deep. Add salsa…last time I had two large chicken breasts in a large frying pan so I used about 1/2 c. of salsa.
You can serve these guys just as they are, with a massive green salad on the side, or shred the chicken and make a salsa chicken wrap with whole grain wraps (gluten free if needed) with a plain Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream), a little shredded cheese, lettuce and guacamole (if that’s your liking). Use your imagination, I bet there are hundreds of ways you can incorporate this into your weekly meal planning!

While researching food additives, I came across this article on the NaturalNews.com website regarding what contaminants are ALLOWED in our food supply by the FDA: fly and rat feces, mercury, maggots, mold, etc. Did you read that? ALLOWED by the FDA. Read on:

You probably already know that our food supply is contaminated. But did you know that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) allows a certain amount of rat excrement, insect heads and maggots in the food supply, along with a number of other contaminants?

The FDA published a pamphlet, “Levels of Natural or Unavoidable Defects in Foods That Present No Health Hazards to Humans,” instructing food producers as to what is allowable. They claim that “defect levels do not represent an average of the defects that occur in any of the products — the averages are actually much lower.” Examples of what is allowed under these “regulations,” would include: five fly eggs per 250 ml or one or more maggots per 250 ml in canned orange juice; 30 fly eggs per 100 grams in tomato paste, pizza and other sauces; nine milligrams or more of rodent excreta pellets per kilogram in wheat; and an average mold count of 15 percent in cranberry sauce. How does the FDA consider this acceptable? Aren’t they supposed to be looking out for the interests of the consumer by aiming for purity in the food supply?

In addition to the presence of insect parts, fly eggs and fecal matter, our food supply is threatened by bacteria (such as those that cause botulism and e. coli) and parasites (such as the type that causes dysentery). Water contamination and unsanitary conditions in which the food is raised and processed are often the culprits.

A new study also reveals that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) – already an unsafe sweetener used in most processed foods – contains significant levels of mercury. Mercury was identified in almost a third of 55 brand names foods and beverages where HFCS is indicated as a first or second ingredient. Mercury, as we know, is highly toxic and could lead to brain damage, blindness and deafness.

Besides insect parts, maggots, excrement, parasites, bacteria and mercury, our food supply can be contaminated with agrochemicals, lead and other heavy metals, animal and drug hormone residue and GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).

The time has come where the only way to protect yourself is to buy organic or, if possible, to grow your own food.

All these things are contributing to more cancers, premature aging and general overall poor health. As the article recommends, eat organic when you can  and even better, grow your own food when possible.

As much as I am a bred, born, raised and lived for nearly half a century in Northeastern Minnesota AND a former dog musher who thrived in the winter with cold and snow, THIS is what Mark and I gave ourselves for Christmas:


Yes, we MOVED to Florida!!!

It has been a dream a year in the making with us sometimes wondering if it would really happen, on December 25th, 2013 at appx. 11:00 EST, we crossed over the Georgia line into Florida!

This all started when Laura Del Zotto, a high school friend of Mark’s invited us down for a visit to their ranch in Florida last January. We left Minneapolis on a freezing cold day with the winds whipping like crazy and returned 10 days later with air temperatures below zero and windchills in the -30′s. Three days earlier we had been snorkeling in the Atlantic in the Bahamas and said to ourselves “what are we doing HERE???”. That trip set the wheels in motion for our desire to move. We’ve had people tell us we are crazy, we’re not going to like it in July, blah blah blah. I’m not hearing ANY of it, because the beauty of no longer owning a brick and mortar business and having a location independent career….we can move come summer if we want! Hell, we may even move to our cabin in Grand Marais for July, August and September! Who knows???

We weren’t able to get to our destination without Mother Nature and Old Man Winter throwing in one last curveball. We left Grand Marais about 10:00 a.m. on Saturday (the 21st), a day later than planned. The weather reports for the central US were not looking good…ice storms, snow and flooding. We decided to head straight south to Iowa to visit some great friends that we hadn’t seen in 12 years (they used to have the closest cabin to ours!). We stayed in Clear Lake overnight with the hopes the weather would clear on Sunday. Not a chance. While it was clear in Clear Lake, the weather to the south and east of us, was horrible. We decided to stay another day/night in Clear Lake as I wasn’t feeling very good either. If we would have been in one vehicle we might have gone for it, but we were both driving and just felt like it was a good idea to stay put another day. Good thing we did! As we headed across I-80 East of Des Moines, we saw four semis in the ditched rolled on their sides, another being uprighted as we drove by, and two or three other spots where they had already been pulled out! YIKES. We landed safely in St. Louis on Monday night with the plan to head to Chattanooga on Christmas Eve. You know what they say about the best laid plans…

I woke up around 3:30 a.m. on Christmas eve unable to fall back to sleep since I had fell asleep while watching a Christmas movie on TV at 7:30 the night before. At 4:00 Takum woke Mark up to go outside and when they came back in Mark said…”maybe we should get on the road now while the traffic is light and get further down the road”. We thought about it for a few minutes and said “hell yes…let’s go”. I threw on a baseball hat, got dressed, packed up the animals, slammed an e+ shot and were on the road by 4:45 a.m! We breezed through St. Louis and started heading south. We had an unventful drive and we even made it through Atlanta unscathed!!! I have navigation on my phone so I led us through with giving “heads up” directions to Mark via walkie talkies (By the way…Cobra is getting a phone call or letter, since they didn’t work half the time….another story. But we MADE IT!). We ended up stopping for the night just about dark in Macon, GA. We felt like we could keep on going, but we knew Buster needed to get out of his kennel after 12 hours of driving and we could be “smart” and rest up for the last leg.

We waited until sunup to head out of Macon and stopped for breakfast at a Waffle House (our first time ever!), since it was the only place open to eat that we could find! While the food wasn’t the “cleanest” and I did HAVE to have some of a Waffle House waffle, the employees were some of the nicest and friendliest I’ve ever seen…and they were working on Christmas DAY!

About an hour after breakfast we crossed into Florida and around 1:00 local time, pulled into our friends ranch. We were greeted by the whole family (mom, dad, six kids and one grandchild), unloaded our clothes into the guest house, freshened up and headed over to the main house for an awesome Christmas feast! Aferward we sat by the pool…OUTSIDE, in t-shirts until dark when it started to get a little chilly (yes, I did say chilly). Thank to to Laura and Bill SO much for their hospitality while we look for a more semi-permanent place to live!

Today we’ll be looking for storage for our belongings that we don’t need while we are in their guest house, checking out job possibilities for Mark (hell, I may even get a part-time gig) and looking for pet-friendly rentals. Bill and Laura said there are a lot of possibilities in the area, so we are going to take a look and see if we can find something out here in the “country” a bit so Takum has some room to run.

Speaking of running…it’s time for us to get moving on our day! So much to do and SO EXCITED TO DO IT!!! Dreams do come true…as long as you BELIEVE!!!