Author Archives: rrluthi

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.

Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week Sweet Potato Pancakes or Waffles You choose! Ingredients 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 1 Egg 1 cup Low-Fat 1% Milk (or milk of choice) … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday

Christoper Germer and Kristin Neff created this guided meditation from their  Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course. Start your week taking a moment to slow down and check-in with your amazing body, from head to toe! This practice offers kindness, understanding, acceptance, and … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week Low-Carb Chocolate Donuts Splurge on a donut this weekend… without the guilt! Ingredients 1/4 cup Coconut Flour 1/4 cup Cacao Powder 1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda 4 Large Eggs 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday

Life is an attitude. It’s what you choose to believe, always. — Dr. Wayne Dyer   All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week Spice it up! Indian Chicken Stir-Fry Ingredients 1 tablespoon Grated Ginger 1 tablespoon Grated Garlic 1 Serrano Pepper (minced) 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala 2 tablespoons Peanut Oil 1 Bell Pepper (any color) (chopped) 1 small Onion … Continue reading

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Step into September…

A New Month. A Fresh Start. What new healthy habits will you begin?

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Motivation Monday

Be true to yourself. Believe in yourself. Be real. Be authentic. Just be you. The more you work at just being yourself, the more likely you’ll feel purposeful and significant in your life. — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer   It was when … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week Spicy Black Bean Soup Ingredients 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 medium Yellow Onions (chopped) 3 Celery Ribs (chopped) 1 Large Carrot (chopped) 6 Garlic Cloves (minced) 4 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cumin 1/4 – … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Book Recommendations  *Not listed in any particular order.   “The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage” by Kelly McGonigal, PhD Learn More on NPR Buy Now on Amazon   “Live More Happy” by … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday

I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own. — Michelle Obama   Nothing … Continue reading

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