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salmon AHA Tracee

Well everyone, it looks like this is the last heart healthy tip from the American Heart Association, but we hope you to continue to learn and challenge yourself to take simple steps to keep yourself healthy.   For the last post, we decided to end things on a yummy note: a recipe!  Substituting fish for red meat can do wonders for your heart., so check out this great American Heart Association approved dish of poached salmon with creamy piccata sauce.  We really hope you enjoy.  We also hope you’ve enjoyed the tips this month. We hope you’ve learned a lot, and challenged yourself to be heart healthy!  Okay on to the GRUB!!!

Tracee Cape

Sometimes a piece a clothing creates a feeling, sometimes even a scene (at least that’s what happens for me)! I discovered this cape in a friend’s storage unit and it just made me want to RUN… Hahaha!

Tracee-Walk and Talk

This week’s heart healthy tip is so simple: to keep your heart healthy, pick up the phone and get yourself moving! I know, I know, when do you have time when you can barely make time to wash your hair or get enough sleep, but I swear it’s easier than you think (for example, I’m writing this tip on my phone, from the treadmill at the gym hahaha). MULTI-TASK people! This tip is fun and a little silly, but it’ll help you out in the long run.

Skip the elevator so you can return a call and take the stairs instead. Another way to get active while on the phone is to do squats while gabbing. Or hey, while you’re walking down the hall at work and talking with a colleague, throw in a couple of lunges. Sure people might wonder about you, but it’s for your heart! and it will help your butt too!!!

I’ve recently been inspired to talk about these bodies of ours… these beautiful, sacred, wise and sexy bodies of ours! So in the coming days and weeks, I’d like to share some of my thoughts. This feature could come in two, three, or three hundred installments! I don’t know, I’d just like to see where this dialogue takes us. I don’t pretend to be an expert on the subject, just a woman sharing her experience, and my hope is that you’re inspired to share yours with me.

So to begin, I will admit that I have a tenuous, almost antagonistic, relationship with my body. It’s tough for me to say that. I want to say that I love my body, that I love it without exception. But the truth is that since I can remember, there has been lots of taunting, rude self-talk,