We are Amy and Gail Shingler, sisters-in-law and friends!
We are passionate about living authentic and intentional lives!
We are enthusiastic about healthy eating!
We created a space to share our favorite recipes & the life philosophies from which they stem!
Our desire is to inspire,
may you be edified by what you read here!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
2 bunches kale
1 pkg. shredded cabbage mix
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (or whatever vinegar you have)
2 Tablespoons Sesame oil (I used roasted because that is what I had)
1/4 cup brown sugar (I know, you can brush your teeth later)
1 Tablespoon (heaping) minced garlic
2 Tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
1 Tablespoon of water (if desired)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
"The search for love
is but the honest searching out
of everything that interferes with love."
when we pray for-
or ask for-
or any other thing...
we do not get it!
what we DO get
is the opportunity
to call up that which is already resting in us,
that which was gifted to us at birth,
that which we have access to any time we really want it!
so if we ask for help in any form,
we do not get tapped with a magic wand
or touched on the shoulder with a sword by a queen
and honored with-
that for which we ask...
God does not say, "NO PROBLEM, HERE YOU GO!"
we get an opportunity in the form of "a situation"...
a situation that seems to challenge
what we asked for!
and we get that "situation" in order that we may step up to the plate,
call on that character trait we most desire to exhibit,
and be an active participant in experiencing our request.
those more bold,
do not just ask and wait for the opportunity.
those more bold seek out those situations, people, and opportunities
that challenge us!
those situations, people and opportunities that challenge our capacity for love,
they actually seek out that which would interfere with all these things!
they are not content to keep company only with those who make it all easy.
they are not content to only "stay put" in situations that are comfortable.
they are not content to miss opportunities to grow and to change,
they are willing to accept all the unknowns, and freefall into all those unknowns in an effort to tap into all that they are and all that is already in them!
are you up for a challenge?
Friday, February 15, 2013
-If you love yourself, others will love you.
- If you respect yourself, others will respect you.
- If you trust yourself, others will trust you.
- If you are honest with yourself, others will be honest with you.
- If you appreciate yourself, others will appreciate you.
- If you honor yourself, others will honor you.
- If you enjoy yourself, others will enjoy you.
borrowed from allisawesome.com
Friday, February 8, 2013
So here is a typical week for me.:
I try to hit each body part once a week with intense weights. I mix up the exercises each week so my muscles don't have time to acclimate. If I am not able to make it to the gym each day I double up the next time I'm in, (legs and shoulders). I try to get in around 30 minutes of cardio about 4-5 times a week. Just long enough to work up a sweat and truth be told catch up on a few TV shows (we don't have TV at home...built in incentive). The last few weeks, if I can't make it into the gym, I do what my friends call Burst Training. It is a fun quick workout that has left me glowing with sweat and sore the next day. I love to feel the burn! I know! You set a timer for 20 - 40 sec. and you do an easy exercise like crunches for 30 sec. as fast as you can while still maintaining good form. You then take 30 sec. off to rest. You do each exercise 3 times. So I might do:
1. Jumping jacks
2. Mountain climbers
4. Bicep curls
5. Tricep extensions
6. Overhead press
9. Push ups
My kiddos did the burst training with me last night and we put on some kick butt music and had a blast! Every once in a while I try to go to hot yoga as a special treat and to mix things up a bit. Exercise is "my time." I listen to "my music." I watch "my TV shows." I chose what feels good to me.
I do miss classes. The gym I am a member of doesn't have group classes and I really miss this component. But for this season, I embrace the flexibility of whatever I want to do, when and how I want to do it. Classes will always be there for another season. Grateful for the ability to just work out. Now go out there and glow people!