Creamy Vanilla Coconut Smoothie Recipe

by Amber on August 29, 2014

If you read my very LONG post yesterday, you now know ALL of my personal business of how I went from thinking I had a binge eating disorder, to losing my sex drive, then finding out that both parasites and candida overgrowth have taken residency in my gut, to finally finding some life balance after I started naturally killing off the bad guys which helped to start balancing out my hormones again and getting my sexy back! Whoa that was a mouth full!

 

Like I said at the end of my post, this is really just the beginning of my journey and it’s far from over. I am working hard to kill the parasites and candida albicans through a sugar, gluten, soy, and dairy-free diet and herbs. Since removing sugars of all kinds (yes, even fruit!), all my cravings and binging tendencies have gone away. I no longer feel like I want to eat an entire back of chocolates or face plant into a jar of almond butter and honey. It’s a really good feeling and I’m hoping I can keep it this way! I know I will never be perfect and I’m sure there will be some stressful times in my life that will make me want to eat the world. But at least now I know that I am making progress and have removed the major trigger foods that were causing me to feel out of control.

 

So this summer, I had the honor of taking over Integrative Nutrition’s Instagram feed during their #IINtakeover. I got to share what a day of my life as a health coach looks like with all 26,000 of their followers. It was really such an honor!

 

For my takeover I shared one of my favorite healthy treats to satisfy my sweet tooth which is my delicious creamy vanilla coconut smoothie! This smoothie is loaded with healthy fats and protein to keep you full and satisfy your sweet craving!

 

Creamy Vanilla Coconut Smoothie

Creamy Vanilla Coconut Smoothie

 

I use 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder
1/4 ripe avocado
2 Tbsp sunflower or cashew butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
a dash or two of organic powdered stevia

 

Blend well with a couple ice cubes, add extra cold water if needed, and enjoy!

Of course for my first post during my @nutritionschool #IINtakeover I had to share a before and after! So I posted my classic before shot from May 2009 and then a shot that Chris and I took at a beach bootcamp in Florida on July 4th.
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“Hi my fellow health fanatics! I’m Amber Williford a Certified Holistic Health from @exsoycise and @awakenednutrition, I’m so excited to share my life through photos with you during today’s #IINtakeover!

Since I started my own journey over 5 years ago, I was on a mission to lose weight and get fit. With the help of IIN I realized that there is so much more to living a healthy life than just dieting to lose weight. Through IIN and my own research I’ve learned about eating nutritious foods that help to heal and fuel the body as well as how relationships, self love, stress, and environmental toxins affect all aspects of our lives.

I suffer from leaky gut syndrome which caused me to develop an allergy to soy as well as sensitivities to dairy and eggs. And I’m also working hard to get rid of candida overgrowth and parasites. The allergies plus uncontrollable bloating after eating the even healthiest foods and extreme food cravings that helped me to uncover the root cause of my issues.

It’s my goal to help woman just like me to overcome digestive distress and get a handle on their weight loss through daily detoxification and stress management through coaching  AwakenedNutrition.com.” 

I don’t want to bore you all with another mega long blog post, so I will save the rest of the photos for next weeks post! I hope you have a great weekend!

 

What’s your favorite sweet tooth taming smoothie or snack?

 

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How I found my sex drive when I didn't even know I'd lost it

 

It’s been a hot minute since I last posted on the blog. I hope you all didn’t miss me too much! ;) I’ve been doing a little self healing and running my Sexy Summer Detox which has kept me busy busy!

The last time I posted was when I was riding high on the GAPS diet. If you are unfamiliar with GAPS, it is a very stirct whole foods diet designed to heal a leaky gut. I was going through the introductory phases of the diet and started to detox from a lot of the junk and toxins I was normally putting into my body. I felt so amazing, I was losing weight, my abdominal bloating was practically gone, my period was starting to normalize and I started to feel somewhat normal again besides the fact that I was eating an ultra strict and very limiting diet.

During the introductory phase of the diet, you go through stages where you gradually start incorporating approved healthy foods back into your diet and see how you react. Well after gracefully cruising through the first several stages, I got stuck. I gradually started to incorporate different foods such as raw honey, cooked fruits, nuts and nut flours back into my diet. I quickly started spiraling out of control and binge eating on whole bags of soaked nuts and the fruit. When I wasn’t binging on the foods I was adding in, I was going to town on butternut squash and roasted carrots. I would eat two and three bags at a time. I started to feel a little crazy. Was I just too deprived from these sweet foods that when I finally got my hands on them I just went wild?

I read other blogs and everyone else seemed to be going through GAPS with flying colors and here I was mixing gobs of honey, cinnamon and nut flour to create my own nut butters that I would binge on in secret. I tried to deprive myself of these foods even more and stayed stuck in the stages where I could only eat grassfed meats, oils, veggies and fermented vegetables. Even when I was back on my game, I still suffered from unexplained bloating and gas. But as soon as I thought I had a handle on my binging and would attempt to add another food in, it would happen all over again. One handful of nuts would quickly turn into a whole pound bag of nuts.

Then one night I broke down.

I was sitting in a friends kitchen alone, I started thinking how I was eating some of the healthiest food I’ve ever eaten in my life and should be making amazing progress, yet I felt more out of control than I ever had. I literally felt like I was going insane and I was going to be trapped in this vicious cycle of healing and self sabotage for the rest of my life. How could I ever heal myself if I couldn’t get my shit together? I want to be normal again one day, so the motivation is there. I want to be able to go to a restaurant and not have to be the weird allergy girl that everyone has to accommodate. So at that moment of weakness and disappointment, I took my binging to a whole new level and started going to town on some left over Halloween candy completely blowing the months of hard work that I had put in. I ate piece after piece of any chocolate I could find and literally couldn’t stop myself! I started getting full and each piece started to taste less and less delicious to me, but I still kept on eating it. Then, I moved onto kettle corn popcorn. I kept telling myself that I should stop eating because I wasn’t even enjoying the food anymore but I couldn’t make myself stop.

I felt like I wasn’t in control of my own body or mind. I felt like an addict.

 

After failing on the GAPS diet, I came to the conclusion that I had a binge eating disorder. Not only because of this incident, but also because of my struggles with binging over the last several years. I had a very emotional conversation with Chris about how I was pretty sure that I had an eating disorder and that I had been dealing with it for years. This made me feel like a failure. How was I supposed to be a health coach and help my clients when I couldn’t even help myself. We decided that it was best for me to take a break from the GAPS diet and any other strict eating program besides my food allergies until I could get a handle on what was going on with me.

This tear filled conversation brought up so many emotions that I was harboring deep down inside of me. With all of my binging, I had gained quite a bit of the weight I had originally lost which made me feel so insecure and unsexy. I was beating myself up because I felt like I had to live up to the amazing shape I was in when I got my fitness photos taken in June 2013. If that all wasn’t enough to deal with, I realized that I had nearly lost my once very vibrant sex drive! How could this have happened and how did I not even notice? I think with all of life’s craziness and stress, it just started to slip away and I was too busy and sleep deprived to even notice.

Chris said he could tell that I was a little off over the last several months, but he had no idea that I felt this way. He was shocked because it was totally out of character for me to feel so down on myself. The girl he fell in love with 4+ years ago wasn’t in shape at all, but had a bubbly personality and was super confident in her own skin. He was very understanding and told me he would support me any way I needed him too. He uplifted me with sweet words of encouragement and told me how beautiful I was more often. Chris’s support has been beyond helpful and I’m so very blessed to have him by my side!

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But I had to do some deep soul searching to find my own happy.

That came in the form of:

  • dancing around the apartment to music I love
  • spending time with God
  • taking more time for myself
  • limiting my workouts to once or twice a week and not beating myself up when I didn’t go
  • attempting to get more sleep
  • eating nourishing foods that didn’t make me feel super restricted
  • taking time for personal self care practices that made me feel beautiful

During these months of self care, I started to dig deeper into my detox practices by doing coffee enemas to help to support my liver and clean out all the junk that’s been backed up inside me for my whole life. Through the enemas and taking some anti-fungal herbal tinctures, I found out that I had parasites. They literally came out of my body and I have the pictures to prove it but I will spare you those. Chris and I named my new visitors “The Frederickson’s”. ;)

This was not at all shocking to me because I suspected I had parasites while I was dealing with yet another month long sweets binge about 5+ years ago after I returned home from a trip to Jamaica, but I never had it confirmed. Once I found this out, I started to see a holistic practitioner that someone referred to me for colonics at The Piper Center For Internal Wellness in NYC. There I found out that I also had candida yeast overgrowth and because of this my body was creating a lot of mucus to help fight the inflammation they were causing internally.

The pieces of the puzzle started coming together for me.

Candida albicans and parasites both feed on sugar of ALL kinds. It can’t decipher between natural raw honey, fruit sugars, brown unprocessed sugar or plain old white sugar. It’s all the same to these guys and I was directly feeding them with most of the foods I was eating. They were taking over my mind and causing me to have such intense cravings that made me feel crazy! All of the times I felt like I wasn’t in control of my own body, I was completely right because I wasn’t. It is no wonder that I did amazing on the 21 Day Sugar Detox a couple years ago! Sugar cravings aren’t the only way that candida overgrowth can affect you, it is also very sneaky and will wreck your sex life as it did for me. It has the ability to mess with your hormones, adrenals, and in some people completely take away your sex drive. I can now only imagine the amount of woman today who are suffering from a low sex drive and wacky hormones due to candida overgrowth and feel like it’s “normal” for them to feel that way as they get older. But that is the complete opposite of what should happen to us ladies!

I immediately jumped on a completely sugar-free cleanse with special herbs that helped me to start getting eliminating some of the candida and The Frederickson’s that took residency in my gut. I felt like crap for about a week with low energy, fatigue and extreme brain fog as they started to die-off and release toxins in my body. After just 3 weeks, I started losing weight again, bloating less, and decreasing inflammation in my body. All cravings I had went away completely and I no longer wanted to the eat junk that the candida and parasites were making me crave.

Detoxing from these pests also helped my hormones to balance out again and I finally got my sex drive back! It was a Christmas (in July) miracle! I am happy to say that I feel beautiful, sexy, sane, and happy again! My physique is nowhere near where I was last June and I’ve even lost a little bit of muscle. But I feel SO great about myself now and that is what is most important!

This post is now entirely too long. I intend to go into more detail about this subject in future posts both here and on Awakened Nutrition so don’t you worry. I am far from healed, in fact, I have a long road of recovery ahead of me but at least I have a clearer picture of where I am headed. But I just wanted to share my story because I know many women feel like the same way that I did and I want you to all know that you are not alone in this!

Have you or anyone you know ever had to deal with candida or parasites? I’d love to hear any tips or sugar-free recipes that you can share in the comments! 

What are some of your favorite ways to find your own happy?

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Today, I created wanted to catch up with you all via this vlog because I haven’t had much time to blog lately. In the video I chatted about:

What I’ve been up to over the past couple months which has mostly been my 10 Day Spring Detox and my 3-part video series called Everything You Need To Know About Detoxing.

10-Day Spring Detox
How I started balancing out my hormones, losing weight and got clearer skin naturally with a whole life detox.

The GAPS Diet which is a gut healing protocol that I’ve been doing to heal my leaky gut.

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My teleclass “What’s Gut Got To Do With It? How Poor Digestion May Be Making You Toxic and Keeping You Fat”.

You can’t half-ass your gut health.

Spring time in NYC and self care in the form of surprise dates with Chris! ;) My surprise date for Chris was taking him to Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum and dinner. We heard great music, enjoyed wine as we checked out all of the beautiful exhibits, and had a lovely dinner at my favorite restaurant Bareburger. I can’t wait to see what Chris has planned for us this Saturday!

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You can expect to see more of these videos from me here on exsoycise since I will be trying to focus more on cranking out more awesome informative posts on mine and Chris’s blog Awakened Nutrition & Training! I look forward to sharing more videos with you soon!

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Les Mills BODYPUMP

The following post is sponsered by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Les Mills. All opinions are my own.

 

Don’t you just LOVE those workouts where you leave the gym and you are already so sore that you are having trouble walking down the street?

 

Well I’m on day 4 post-workout and I’m still feeling the burn from taking a BodyPump class for the very first time on last Monday night! It probably hurts so much because I haven’t worked out in a week or so because of a bad cut on my finger the week prior. So this was actually a great first workout to get me back to my workout routine!

 

I’m usually not one to take classes at the gym unless it’s a hot yoga class and I’ve occasionally taken some spinning classes which I haven’t done in a while. I’m a weight room kinda gal. I love having my weight routine schedule and I love to push myself each week lifting as heavy as possible!
So when I was invited to come try out the new Les Mills BodyPump class at New York Sports Club, I was super excited! I had heard great things about it in the past and I knew there wasn’t any dancing or 2lb hand weights involved.

 

This class was designed so that you can progress your workouts by adjusting the weights according to which exercise you are doing. It just wouldn’t make much sense to squat with the same weight that you are able to do a bicep curl with! I think that’s where a lot of classes get it wrong because how can you ever progress if you are using the same weights for each body part.

 

The original LES MILLS™ barbell class will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body fast – with THE REP EFFECT™ – by leading participants in 70-100 repetitions per body part totaling up to 800 repetitions in a single workout.  The weight training movements in BODYPUMP® give gym-goers a feeling of confidence through hard-core moves like tricep push-ups, clean-and-presses and hang cleans. After all, strong is the new skinny!

I got sore just reading 800 reps!! But I was totally up for the challenge!

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When I got to the class, there was already a huge line outside and I was surprised to see a mix of both men and women! I guess I’m just used to seeing classes made up of mostly women at the gyms I normally go to.

 

The doors opened and everyone rushed inside. I had to move fast to get a spot which of course happened to be on the very front row. I grabbed a step bench, mat, a bar, clamps and several weight plates.

 

We loaded our weights and got started with a clean to press, we did several presses both slow and fast paced and then supersetted with some squat presses! The count usually went 3 slow counts down, 1 count up.  We then, reloaded our weights a bit heavier to work our leg muscles. The tempo of each exercise went right along with all of the awesome music. Later in the workout we used the step up bench for the chest press, tricep push-ups and the tricep dips. My muscles were screaming the entire time!

 

The exercises included:
Squats and lunges
Deadlifts to bent-over rows
Upright rows to single plate shoulder press
Incline tricep push-ups, dips and overhead tricep plate extensions
Push-ups, bench press to single plate chest fly
Barbell bicep curls to single plate hammer curls.
Abs and stretching

 

The instructors, Nicole and Thorsten, who were both in amazing shape and did each exercise with us, gave general guidelines on what weights to use throughout the workout. So for legs and chest she suggested heavier weights, and for bicep curls she suggested using weights slightly heavier than your warm-up set. My warning for your first class is to probably go slightly lighter than you think you can handle. I know that when I’m in the weight room, I can bench and curl much more weight than I used for that class but you also have to take in consideration that you will be doing higher intensity, higher reps vs. If you were doing an exercise where you only do 8-12 reps.


I thought this class was awesome, it was challenging, it’s customizable which is great since we are all at different fitness levels, and it was a great full body workout. Because my goal is to build strength, I wouldn’t use this class to replace my daily weight regimen, but I would  add it into the mix as high intensity full body workout! My only regret was that I forgot to wear my heart rate monitor so I could see how many calories I burned!! Next time!

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(PS. Nicole and Thorsten way out squatted the instructor in this video! ;) I told Thorsten after the class that he had one of the deepest squats that I had ever seen!)

 

If you want to get your bootay kicked by BodyPump and you live in New York, then you are in luck!! They are offering the class at 36 different locations and I am giving away a FREE 30 day membership so that you can do your own BodyPump makeover! This pass retails at $125 so don’t miss out on this sweet deal!
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 For a chance to win please leave a comment below telling me about your experience with BodyPump OR why you want to want to try BodyPump

Giveaway Terms: . I will select the winner using And The Winner Is plug-in on Wednesday, April 9th. You must be a US resident and should be local or planning to visit NY so that you are able to use the pass.

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Happy Friday all of you fabulously fit people!

I have so much to tell you guys about the improvements I’m making with my food allergies, but that is going to have to wait for the next post when I have more time to lay it all down in a lengthy post…or it may even need to be a series of posts. We will see! If you can’t wait until next week and are curious to find out now, you can go check out all the yummy gut healing foods I’m eating on my Instagram feed!

Speaking of Instagram, I actually get a lot of comments from people who love to follow me to get healthy food inspiration. My friend, Laura aka Von Hottie, even told me that when she goes to the grocery store and doesn’t know what to buy, she will pull up my Instagram page and use the photos of my food as a virtual shopping list! Ha! I love that idea.

I think a lot of people out there have the desire to eat healthier food, but they don’t really know where to start. It can be really overwhelming with all of the stories out there with conflicting information on what food you should and shouldn’t eat. There is also a big misconception out there that eating healthy is boring or bland, but you and I know that is SO far from the truth!

So a couple of weeks ago, I got an email from the awesome folks at Whole Foods telling me about their personal New Year resolution to make healthy eating easier and tastier for it’s shoppers and to kick the year off, they were offering new healthy eating store tours for shoppers! They invited me to come check out one of the new tours with one of their Healthy Eating Specialists. I am a huge lover of Whole Foods, so of course I said yes!

I was able to choose from the following tours:

  • Health Starts Here Tour - Showcasing the company’s Four Pillars of Healthy Eating—eating unprocessed foods, focusing on Plant-Strong™ foods, choosing healthy fats, and considering nutrient dense foods—the tour is designed to help you jumpstart a healthy lifestyle.
  • Avoiding Gluten Tour - Spotlighting Whole Foods Market’s expansive offering of high-quality products, this tour offers ingredient-based culinary tips and plenty of recipe inspiration for those who want to avoid gluten.
  • Heart Health Tour - With cooking techniques, meal prep tips and tasty recipes that promote cardiovascular health, this tour helps shoppers navigate aisles of each department all while gaining insight.

I decided to go with the Health Starts Here tour because I’m already very familiar with the gluten free lifestyle and right now my heart is in pretty good shape.

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When I got there, I was greeted warmly by the Healthy Eating Specialist, Kelly. She gave me one of Whole Foods new gray canvas shopping bags and inside where some of her favorite goodies from around the store. First, she took us to the produce department and explained a little bit about the tour and the Four Pillars of Healthy Eating: eating plant based and whole unprocessed foods that are as close to nature as possible, choosing nutrient dense foods and eating healthy fats made from whole foods.

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She pointed out that it’s easy to shop for Health Starts Here approved foods, they are labeled throughout the store and are usually located on the shelves, like you see in the picture below, or on some packaging.

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Kelly encourages everyone to eat the rainbow – try and eat as many colorful vegetables as you can in one sitting to get the most nutrients. Go for dark leafy greens and also add in more stealthy healthy greens like parsley, which most people think of as just a garnish but is actually is packed with B vitamins.

photo 1We checked out the Meals in a Minute section which was filled with lots of delicious vegetable variations that you can just scoop into a container and take home to throw in a sauté or a soup. At times these are the more expensive option, but it’s a really great option for if you or short on time, you only want a half portion of something and also for those who are just getting started with healthy eating. We chatted about how some people only want half portions of vegetables because they don’t want them to go to waste, and she told me a little secret…the produce department will cut produce in half for you! All you have to do is ask! How cool is that?

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We then walked over to the to check out the seafood. Kelly suggested eating salmon for healthy omega3 fats and to also go for shrimp when looking for something delicious to cook. I learned that WFM exercises sustainable fishing practices which is why you won’t see much tuna steaks on the shelves. She suggests to always make vegetables the star of the plate and then add in about 3-4 ounces of fish. If you wanted more meat in your diet, she suggests to go for organic grassfed beef which is also high in omega-3 fats and the taste is much more flavorful than conventional meats! I 100% agree with that statement!

If you are low on time or just don’t feel like doing much food preps, you can grab some of the quick dinner options such as the fajita kits, which have one portion of meat and loaded with vegetables.

We moved onto the healthy fats. Kelly suggested grabbing some delicious olives from the olive bar because they are loaded with healthy fats and also have fiber. Another great healthy fat to enjoy are sprouted nuts, such as almonds. They are more flavorful than normal nuts, but cost a bit more due to the preparation method.

If you are eating whole grains and legumes, she suggests to properly prepare them by soaking and cooking them at home rather than buy canned. Her top favorites are the black lentils which are black in color and when cooked up they are glossy and have a smokey taste. Some refer to them as the caviar of lentils. She gave me a bag to take home to try, so once my gut is healed, I will give them a try!

Kelly also shared with us her own personal success story of how she has lost 30lbs by aligning the philosophy of Whole Foods with her own life goals. After an eye-opening employee healthy vacation trip, she has incorporated a plant based whole food diet which helped her to lose the pounds and made her realize that she feels much better eating this way. She also said that even though she chooses to eat a plant based diet, she respects the eating choices of other people and tailors each tour to fit their needs.

Another top secret tip I learned while on our tour is that if you ever want to try something, you can just ask an associate and they are empowered to open most of the products to let you sample it. While we were in the frozen food section, a shopper asked Kelly for feedback on an item she was on the fence about buying. Kelly said she had not tried them, so she opened the bag up right there and let the woman take a taste test! Now that’s great customer service!

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There is a common misconception that eating healthy food is much more expensive. Kelly says that eating whole food can be affordable by watching for sales on lean protein and vegetables each week. Another money saving tip that she pointed out and I have used for the last year or so, is to buy organic frozen vegetables and fruit. They cost about the same and are almost always fresher and retain more nutrients than the non-organic vegetables you find in the produce section.This is because most fresh produce travels long distances and sits on shelves for quite a while before it actually makes it into your kitchen. Frozen is usually flash frozen hours after harvesting which helps to retain the nutrients.

Lastly, we explored the different milk alternatives such as nut, hemp and coconut milk. They are a great substitute if dairy is not tolerated, but you really have to look out for high sugar content. Often times, the problem with people switching over to a healthier diet, especially gluten free, is that people will switch one unhealthy food with a “healthier” version of the same thing. But swaping a conventional cookie, for a gluten free cookie is not what eating healthy is all about and Kelly works hard to educate shoppers on healthy lifestyle changes based on real whole foods.

The tour was a lot of fun and very informative! I think it would be great for someone who is just getting started with healthy eating and needs ideas on new foods to prepare. You could also bring family members or even small children who would benefit from some education on healthy eating. They can ask as many questions as they’d like and also get great cooking tips along the way!

If you are interested in taking one of Whole Foods new tours, you can schedule a tour by stopping by the customer service desk. Tours can usually accommodate 2-3 people depending on what time of day you schedule your tour. What I loved, was that each tour can be customized depending on food allergies and personal food styles.

Now, I want to send you guys to Whole Foods to take your own healthy eating tour! Enter below to win a $50 Whole Foods Market gift certificate!

Amber Williford

 

 

 
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Dr. Oz, Sardines and Fit Bloggers, OH MY!

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My Year 2013 In a Nutshell: Working Out with Jillian Michaels & Shaun T, My Best Body Ever & a FREE Meal Plan For YOU!

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Whoa can you guys believe that it’s already the 20th of January and as of last night the Broncos are going to the Super Bowl XLVLL?!! Craziness!  Well happy 2014! I hope your year is going well and you are sticking to all of your goals and resolutions! 2013 was a crazy and awesome for […]

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