Snow, Snow, and more snow in the forecast

On Wednesday we had a slight smattering of snow - maybe 1 inch.  Hundreds of motorists crashed, got stranded, crashed into others, spun out, flipped over and slid off the road into the brush - due to 1 inch of snow.

Today is Friday, Mother Nature and Mr. Freeze have gotten together and decided the mid-atlantic region needs a lesson in northern winter weather patterns.  The estimates begin at 16 and go up from there.  More than 400 situations with 1 inch, what on earth can we expect from the DMV residents with 16 inches or more. . . Armageddon, the Apocalypse, Hades freezing over?

Now for a tasty treat that even the snow cannot beat.  from my friend Rose

Mediterranean Lettuce Wrap

Today I’m sharing a savory and refreshing recipe that is the perfect meal to get you beach ready. I recommend roasting your own bell pepper, since most store bought roasted bell peppers are packaged in oil. To do so simply throw it on the grill until soft and then peel the skin after it cools.

Remember that all of that hard work that you put into your workouts can quickly and easily be lost on unhealthy eating – which is why it’s so important to enjoy light, healthy meals like this one often.

Servings: 1

Here’s what you need . . .

  • 1 large leaf of lettuce
  • 2 slices lean turkey
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, cut into 4 segments
  • 2 tablespoons garlic hummus
  • 1 tablespoon olive tapenade
  1. Lay the lettuce leaf flat and spread with 1 tablespoon of hummus. Place the turkey slices on the lettuce and spread with remaining hummus. Sprinkle the olive tapenade over the turkey and top with the roasted bell pepper.
  2. Wrap the lettuce, use a tooth pick to hold it together.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 170 calories, 6g fat, 15g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, and 15g protein.

New Year, New You, & New Fitness Opportunities are "Joining Forces"

Fantastic fitness options abound no matter where you look.  Why wait till the new year?  How about a preemptive strike.  Before you fill up on Thanksgiving Turkey and blame the sleep on just enjoying a good meal make better choices now.  

As an American Council on Exercise Fitness Professional I am partnering with First Lady Michelle Obama and Mrs. Jill Biden in "Joining Forces".  Donating fitness training hours to help in the curb of our nations obesity crisis.  Fitness is a choice and a chance to improve every aspect of your life and health.  You can contact a Personal Trainer to assist you in designing a viable fitness and nutrition plan, try out a new class format to find what really piques your interest and suits your lifestyle.

Come and see me at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), Fitness Center for your chance to participate in fitness your way or email me at SuRae@valettasurae.com.  Also, save the date of 10 January 2015 for the JBAB Fitness Kickstart featuring 6 amazing fitness program creators coming together to support the troops, their families and the civilians that also serve the greater military good.  Yes, we are "Joining Forces" to help everyone experience awesome fitness, natural food, stress relief and overall wellness.  Come on out and Join Forces with us.

New Year, New You, New Fitness features: Plyoga Fitness, Z-GoGo Fitness, Kukuwa African Dance, Drums-Alive, TaiJiFit, and FXP Hula Hoop Fitness.

0800-1200 @ Fitness Center 1 on JBAB.  This event is at no cost and promises new experiences, fun, freedom, fitness and friends.



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