*Climbing the Ladder* *Lose 10 With a Friend* *Sweet Potato Bruschetta*

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Dear Friends,

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written. I’ve missed my Sunday morning time to sit down and write. Spring is here in full bloom and I’m loving it!
Growing up in LA, one of my hero’s was John Wooden. March madness reminds me of how much I enjoyed watching UCLA basketball back in the day. My uncle Leo even took me to a few games. I always wore a pair of high top converse sneakers, I fit right in! 🙂

John Wooden wrote a lot about setting and achieving goals, and one of the reasons I sign up for races, is so that I have a goal looming in front of me. I’m most successful when I create small habits to reach that goal. In fact, I believe that daily habits are more important than the goal itself. If you enjoy books on personal development and achieving goals by what you do everyday, I highly recommend The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.

“High performance & production are achieved only through the identification and perfection of small but relevant details— little things done well. … … … little things make big things happen. .. … .. In fact… There are no big things, only a logical accumulation of little things done at a very high standard of performance. .. Each “trivial” and often troublesome detail will bring you closer to your goal. If you collect enough pennies you’ll eventually be rich. Each relevant and perfected detail is another penny in our bank.” -John Wooden

One of my fit pro friends recently shared the above and reminded me to celebrate and find satisfaction in our daily life. It’s the little parts that make up the big WIN. It’s a process as we master all the parts that lead us to our ultimate goals!

My goal for Couture Conditioning is to provide you with every tool I can to help you with your fitness and nutritional goals!

1. We’ve added a new Tuesday/Thursday 9AM Boot Camp!

2. MWF is still offered at 6AM & 9AM.

3. My on-line coaching program is a blast!! This is what I’ve been looking for to help friends jumpstart their fitness or reset back to healthy eating and exercise. I’ll be inviting you to join my new 5-Day Program in April and I will also be offering a Lose 10 With a Friend, a 10-Day program in May, in time for the Memorial Day holiday!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Food for Thought:

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Sweet Potato Bruschetta

By Rebecca Weller

Yield: 2-4 servings

1 large sweet potato, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch thick ‘coins’ (unpeeled)

2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil

½ red onion, peeled and chopped

½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

½ avocado, peeled and chopped

a few sprigs of fresh basil leaves
a drizzle of balsamic glaze

1. Preheat oven to 230C/450F (or a little higher if oven is not fan-forced).

2. Grease a baking tray with oil and rub the potato coins in the oil, being sure to coat both sides.

3. Lay coins flat on the tray in a single layer and season with sea salt and cracked black pepper.

4. Roast potato coins, undisturbed, for 15 to 20 minutes. Carefully flip coins over – the undersides should be dark golden brown. If they’re not, let them roast a little longer.

5. Return to the oven and allow to roast for another 10 minutes or so – until the tops match the undersides.

6. Meanwhile, combine onion, tomatoes and avocado in a bowl. When the potatoes are done, remove from oven and place onto serving plates

7. Top each coin with bruschetta salad mix and garnish with fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, serve, and enjoy!

Much Love,



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