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Monday, March 31, 2014

Strides For Sarah

and the 5/3 Riverbank Run!!! 

Here is the LINK for, "Making Strides for Sarah." 

If you don’t know 
Sarah Genzink, she is in charge of the preschool at Zeeland Christian and was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. 
Here is a link to her story and her testimony at Calvary CRC:

If you are already running the 5/3 please consider joining the Strides for Sarah Team that will be Running on Saturday May 10, If not please prayerfully consider making a donation.

Sarah was my Third Grade Teacher at South Olive Christian School, and she will always be one of those memorable teachers because she was a Great Teacher with an amazingly kind heart.   

Make checks payable to Zeeland Christian School. Write, “Genzink Grant” in the memo line. All donations are tax deductible.  

Friday, March 28, 2014


It's normal to want to be happy. God wants you to be happy and He knows that it is knowing Him and being in a loving relationship with Him that you will find the deepest and truest form of happiness.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

21 Day Fix

For the Week of 3/23/2014

Tuesday 3/25-7:00 Haven CRC - Groove Practice with me

Wednesday 3/26- 6:15/7:30 Culture Works- Groove & Yoga with Heather

Thursday 3/27-7:00 Noordeloos CRC- Groove with Heather and Me

Monday, March 17, 2014

Groove Facilitator Training Weekend- Thought Design Rockford MI

My Groove Facilitator Training Weekend Took place at Thought Design in Rockford MI, with Groove Master Trainer Heather Winia. We started our Fun on Friday Night with a Groove Dance Party and and Introductory stuff..... Then Saturday Morning I made sure to have a good breakfast because I new that it was going to be an active day. 

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Our Beautiful View For the weekend 
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You might be wondering what is Groove? Good Question.... Check out the official website for all the details The Groove Movement. For me Groove is an Amazing Dance Workout, in which the instructor gives you moves and then you take those moves and make them your own. The Groove mantra is that we are United and Unique, we are united in the movement that we are doing but we are Unique in the fact that, that move will look different for all of us. 

Here are a few of the things that we feel when doing Groove 
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Groove Training on Saturday was a lot of learning. Learning about Groove the methods, the moves, the philosophy and history and Groove. All the learning was Great but we sure worked up and appetite and Wendy at Thought Design so kindly provided us with a Great soup and salad lunch along with green cookies for St. Patrick's day, How awesome is that :) 

Thought Design has and AMAZING Kitchen, 
and you can actually rent it out and use it for parties and events how cool is that !!
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Day 2 Groove Training
Lots of Grooving and Moving and Practicing !!! It was so much FUN !! Tiring but fun :) We laughed a lot, talked, shared and LEARNED a TON !!! We even had a Groove Party outside we took our music and headphones and hit the streets. People were probably kind of wondering about us LOL, but it was fun !!!

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I am officially a Groove Provider Now !! I have to complete my 6 Practicum Groove sessions and then I will be a Groove Facilitator. I will be posting when they are on Face Book and Here on my Blog, I would LOVE to have you join me for one of those practice sessions.  

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Monday

For the Week of 3/10/14

Tuesday- 7:00 Workout at Haven CRC 

Thursday- 7:00 Workout at Noordeloos CRC 

Friday - 6:30 Community Groove in Rockford -Thought Design, 10 East Bridge St. NE, Rockford, MI 49341
(I have Groove Training this weekend and to kick it off there is a 1 hour Groove all are Welcome)

Happy Monday 

I need to see this Cute Face sometimes on Mondays, Just makes the day better 
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Saturday, March 8, 2014

What a day

Wahoo!!! we started out the day at 30 degrees today, and it felt so good to go for a run this morning and not be freezing cold with icicles hanging from eyelashes. Morning Run was about 11.5 miles total and it felt great. 

Coffee at Jp's as usual after my run and then a great chat with my new/old friend Krissy, we knew who each other was from high school but we didn't really hang out, now we are in the same small group at church and we met this morning to chat about running and fitness. Which led to Krissy getting an awesome new pair of running shoes at Gazelle Sports. With all the people that I have introduced to running and taken there to get a good pair of running shoes they should recruit me ( LOL) Anyways back to shoes... she got a sweet pair of purple Nike's, they weren't these exact shoes but the color of these was pretty close. I am super excited for Krissy and hope that her journey into running is a great one. 
I also had to try on a few shoes while I was there.. I really did need some new Running shoes mine are really starting to wear thin in the front, and the ground is getting closer :) Time for new ones... I decided I wanted to try something different. I normally go right for the Asics but I had Mizuno on the brain. I came home with the Mizuno Inspires and I am looking forward to many run with them. 

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I have been asked a lot about what I eat and for good recipes so here a few for they day. I spent the afternoon doing a little baking and prep for the week to come. 

First I made Some more Black Bean Brownies

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1 1/2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips
2 Cups Black Beans or Garbanzo Beans Rinsed 
4 Eggs
2/3 Cups Agave or Brown Rice Syrup 
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

Melt Chocolate Chips slightly 

In Blender or Food Processor, Combine beans and eggs 

Add Sweetener, Baking Powder, and Chip, Process until Smooth 

Pour into a 9 in Non Stick Pan

Bake 350 , 35-45 Minutes 

Second I made Protein balls 

Peanut Butter, Chia Seeds, Raw Cacao Nibs, Honey, Protein Powder, Oats, mix together until you can roll into a ball. 

Sorry I didn't really measure just kind of Threw it all together. 

Other stuff you can put in them, Flax Seeds, Acai Berries, Dried Cranberries, Chocolate Chips.. Etc.... you can kind of play with the recipe and have fun with the ingredients. 

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Last but not least I made Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Muffins 

Click here for Recipe 

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Oh and the other day while at Target I found this super cute workout top :) Target is just trouble for me sometimes I always come out with more then what I went there for. hehe 

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Anyways those are my Ramblings for the day. Have a Great weekend 

Friday, March 7, 2014

What if Everybody Ran

I very much enjoy following this blog StuftMama and I am loving one of her recent posts about running

Question: What if Every Body Ran ? Check it out

I also just figured out what Mezamashii ( I had seen this in a few hastags on the StuftMama Blog but never looked it up)  it means....

"The feel of the road. The air in your chest. The rhythm of your body. When a run becomes more than this — when you truly lose yourself in it — this is brilliant running, and we're on a quest to bring it to the world. Join us."

I am thinking some Mizuno Running shoe might be in my future :)

What are your favorite Running Shoes ?
I normally get Asics or New Balance or Nike I am kind of sale shopper.

Thursday, March 6, 2014


It is March there is still a TON of snow on the ground and sometimes shopping at Meijer's can be stressful and you just need to buy yourself flowers to brighten up the day. 

Do have these Moments ? What do you Splurge on ? 

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St. Patty's

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Black Bean Brownies

1 1/2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips
2 Cups Black Beans or Garbanzo Beans Rinsed 
4 Eggs
2/3 Cups Agave or Brown Rice Syrup 
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

  • Melt Chocolate Chips slightly 

  • In Blender or Food Processor, Combine beans and eggs 

  • Add Sweetener, Baking Powder, and Chip, Process until Smooth 

  • Pour into a 9 in Non Stick Pan

  • Bake 350 , 35-45 Minutes