|Hannah and Olivia|
Myfitspiration.com is their blog and I've been reading it since they launched it back in June 2011. Olivia and Hannah talk about a variety of topics and if you'll take the time to look back through the archives you can find some great recipes. If you realllly dig and go back to the early days of myfitspiration then you'll discover the post where I was introduced to Fage Greek yogurt. One of my favorite treats to this day is to take a cup of plain Fage Greek yogurt, smash up a banana, add two drops of vanilla flavoring and a teaspoon of Stevia and you've got a dessert that tastes just like banana cream pie to me!
|Yum, yum, yum|
It's through their blog that we were introduced to World Vision and that is how we began sponsoring Edwin in July 2011 when Olivia's husband Ben was preparing to run the NYC Marathon for Team World Vision. We feel so honored to sponsor Edwin and be a part of his life. Hopefully one day we will get to travel to El Salvador and meet him in person. As a thank you for our sponsorship Allan and I had a Skype date with Ben and Olivia and we enjoyed talking to the two of them. They are both so nice and down to earth!
|Our first picture of sweet little Edwin that stays on our refrigerator|
Along with recipes Olivia and Hannah tackle some tough topics such as a recent post where they discussed taking stock of your relationships and perhaps taking some time away from the friends who aren't supportive of the healthy lifestyle you've chosen to live. In another recent post they shared their tips for keeping a food journal and showed how they structure their own food journals. Basically these ladies are amazing and I am always inspired by them! I look forward to their blog posts because I constantly walk away with a new recipe to try or something thought-provoking to ponder that day. Olivia is a new spin instructor at SoulCycle in NYC so if you're in the area then you should take one of her classes! Hannah travels often for the company she works for and helps them to promote the value of health and wellness so keep an eye out for her in your area.
|Hannah & Olivia|
This season of Biggest Loser is one that I've really enjoyed so far with Bob, Jillian, and Dolvett training what appears to be a good group of people ready to live healthier and more fit lives. Tackling the issue of childhood obesity is quite an undertaking and I'm glad to see the Biggest Loser is taking a stand on this. In my opinion it's the most difficult thing to bring to people's attention because no one wants to stand up and admit that they aren't feeding their children healthy meals and don't encourage exercise. It's much easier to sit a child in front of the television with fast food than it is to cook a healthy meal and plan a family activity that gets everyone moving. It makes me admire both mine and Allan's parents even more for setting the example by preparing healthy meals and encouraging us to play outside.
Are you a Biggest Loser fan?
Where do you stand on childhood obesity?