Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Keep the Faith

My friends, let us remember one thing: Faith isn't Faith without not having any clue how it's going to turn out and still showing up every day. 

2012 is going to be a big change for Relentless. We are changing our name to encompass a broader scope, adding 6-week boot camps, streamlining programming that is consistent across all classes, adding new coaches, offering more accountability for our current athletes, and making a statement that we are the top outdoor training team in the nation. Big things!

When I read the statement above the other day it really hit home. With change comes the unknown, and that is where faith kicks in at it's finest. Everyday I am showing up, making changes, and taking steps to a brighter future. Do I know 100% how everything will turn out? NO. But I do know I have faith, diligence, listen to feedback, and see the overall vision of Relentless Training Systems.

It is simple to say you have faith when everything is going according to plan, and you are not pushing the limits for change. If you are not stepping outside your comfort zone, I challenge you to take a leap of faith and go for it. I believe true transformation occurs when you dream the impossible and go for it. 

Keep the faith.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pumpkin Bars

Words of wisdom from 1 baker to the next...there is a distinct difference in baking soda and baking powder. I learned this 1st hand when making Pumpkin Bars. Below is the recipe I used from Elana's pantry. In the instance where I used baking powder instead of baking soda, the bar came out tasting great but not near as fluffy and moist. I advise following directions (insert laugh).

1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup agave nectar (next time I am trying a combo of mashed banana and applesauce)
2 eggs
1 cup almond flour
1/4tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4tsp cinnamon
1/4tsp nutmeg
1/4tsp cloves

Directions: In food processor combine pumpkin, agave, and eggs. Pulse for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and pulse for 1 more minute. Pour mixture in 8x8 greased Pyrex dish. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.