Monday, September 19, 2011

A beautiful photo shoot to get back in shape!

I love looking up to see a blue sky…rather rare here these days! We often have endless fog :), but hey, good weather at home does not guarantee good weather in San Francisco, which benefits (or suffers) from a micro-climate which changes all the time! It can be 35 degrees in my area, and all of 15 degrees and gray in San Francisco, which is just 20 mins away!

All of this makes a difference when it's photo-shoot day with Weber, a super photographer!

I have my lemon juice + sobacha followed by a 30-min walk with my dog

Breakfast: 10 sprouted almonds + 1 buckwheat pancake with a little melted soy cheese + 1 yellow peach (yum!)

I head in the direction of Golden Gate Park for my photo shoot with Weber, who took my first photographs for Closer magazine years ago!

At home: great weather, blue sky and heat….but San Francisco has grey skies, fog and wind. Freezing cold! Not to mention I am wearing light sports gear…think skiing in a bathing suit!

After 2 hours in the cold we break for a quick and atypical lunch for your coach ;) - a hotdog without the bread...

And then as we near the end of the session, a ray of sun miraculously appears for a shot with my water bottle...I'll let the photo speak for itself :)

Off I go to prepare for a trip to Los Angeles for some big events which you'll hear about soon!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A long vacation from my blog

Hello from San Francisco!

I've received many emails from bootcampers asking me where my regular blog posts have gone - indeed we are going strong since 2006!! - replete with photographs, tips, funny anecdotes, recipes, media features and just some good chit-chat with my loyal followers….well, this summer I took 2.5 months off from blogging...but I am back and better than ever!

To be sure, when your coach breaks routine - like regular blogging - it's got to be for a worthwhile ideal! And just as well, because once in a while it's healthy to escape and rejuvenate so that when we're at routine, we're performing at our best! It's just like the plateau we reach when we're losing that point we need to make a change in our habits to surprise our mind and body :) so that we can leap to the next level of achievement!

So what have I been up to since my last post? Firstly, if you follow me on Facebook, you know it all (almost) but true, without all the details you get via my blogging :). I traveled to my home village of Corsica, spending time with friends and family under sunny blue skies, with plenty of fresh, healthy food, and space to clear out the mind! On my return to California, I spent some time coaching my celeb clients in LA - trust me, we burned every last summer calorie together! And lastly, a few days in faraway Alaska without any internet connection or telephone - the ultimate getaway to recharge and refresh!

Back to reality found me jet-setting to Saint Louis and Seattle for some super TV features! Oh, and not to mention working on 2 new books and the launch of a brand new LeBootCamp creation of new recipes, just for you! Well hey, now you know it all - or almost ;). I am back in full strength...more to come!