Sharing the Love

For gifts or your home! Add to your homes recycled credentials for a more harmonious living. IMG_0340

To celebrate the launch of my new store at Etsy.com, RefaireSeVie, I’m offering a 30% discount on any purchase $35 or more! Just punch code: BROGROOVYBOTTLE https://www.etsy.com/shop/RefaireSeVie?ref=si_shop

New Project to Recycle!

Part of health and wellness is finding a center for your life. Sadly, too much of that process results in destructive things, such as trash. To reduce my own and others footprint on landfills and wasted material, I have been collecting beer bottles. One great way to repurpose them is to create home decor. It is CRAZY to throw away glass. CRAZY! So, I made some bottles and gave arts and crafts a whirl. Repurposing glass objects; my new hobby.

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Give me your feedback and your own stories of refurbishing, repurposing, recycling, and doing your part to create a healthy life for you and the planet!

Vertical Garden!

Live in a city? Live in a tight nit community and don’t have the space for a sprawling garden to grow your own food? No sweat! Just build upward!

In this video, you will learn how easy it is to build your own vertical garden using an old wooden pallet. Not only will you be growing your own veggies and herbs in no time, but you will also be recycling! How bout that? Here we go.

Recipe: Low Carb Pizza with a Cauliflower Base

GYM MUTT:

I freakin’ love cauliflower crust pizza. Try this recipe out!

Originally posted on Healthy Living Blog:

On a weekend my boyfriend and I would usually treat ourselves to something naughty like a pizza takeaway or a curry. However, last night I decided I would make us a healthier low carb pizza alternative – and I felt much better for it!

Pizzas are usually loaded with carbs and hydrogenated fats – not too great for the waistline! But this healthier version cut the total calories to around 300 – better than 1000 empty calories.

Ingredients: cauliflower, 1 egg, oregano, basil, mozzarella, tomatoes, olives, red onion and garlic.

Recipe: blend the cauliflower in a food processor until the cauliflower is like grain.

Microwave for around 5-6 minutes to get the water out of it. Mix the cauliflower, egg, grated mozzarella, garlic and herbs in a bowl and evenly spread in a baking tray. Put the tray in the oven for 20 minutes. It should look like this:

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Taking Back Your Workout

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TAKING BACK YOUR WORKOUT

After weeks or even months since your last workout, it can seem as though you will never get it back. Say, even if you hit the gym once, an honest attempt to reclaim your progress, the feeling won’t be there and you will be discouraged. This is where so many have fallen off the path to better health and strength. The belief they can do it is GONE. All the hard work and dedication has been washed away and never to be seen again.

I don’t quite fall under those trappings of self doubt, but I use to. Years ago in my first flirtation with weight lifting, I would easily be discouraged by any strength loss resulting from a few weeks off the routine. It took time, but I realized my progress hadn’t been lost. My body didn’t forget how to lift this or lift that. Simply, the muscle tissue stopped holding so much water while I was off. The body does this to save on energy, and gear up energy use for more productive things. But after a break like my most recent one… of a couple or so months, motor neurons can become fewer, resulting a very lack luster sensation at the gym. The mind-muscle connection is gone. But you know, motor neurons only need a day to reconnect, and after a couple days hitting the weights, the pump and thrill is back.

Whenever there is self doubt, remember that there is also science. Just because you BELIVE you shouldn’t be able to lift that weight or run that course like you did months ago, doesn’t mean science is on the same page. Give it a shot. You just might surprise yourself.