"Thanks for loaning me the tank top"

Thursday, July 23, 2009

In my career, I’m fortunate enough to get the opportunity to work with celebrities every once in awhile. I’ve spent the day with Florence Henderson (Carol Brady), Cat Cora (Iron Chef), Robert Irvine (Dinner: Impossible) and some other specialists well-known in their professions.

Over the last two days, I spent time with celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson. For some reason, Gunnar informed me that he was just in Pittsburgh and I proceed to say “I’m from Pittsburgh” (of course, Brian). And Gunnar and I were instant friends.

During a cocktail hour he was hosting for my client, we got into some odd conversations about socialites and ironing. Again, we were BFF.

So as I was looking at his book, The Workout, I stumbled across the photo to the right. Now, keep in mind I never ask anyone for their autograph – it’s tacky. But I jokingly said, “I totally want your autograph next to this picture.” What can I say, I’m a sucker for 80’s attire. Gunnar, being the sarcastic person he is, grabs my Sharpie and produces the following.

If you can’t read his writing, the picture says “Thanks for loaning me the tank top.” Lol.

I know today is Thirsty Thursday and yes, I do have a fantastic recipe. Part of our event was an exclusive work out with Gunnar this morning. I was on Smoothie detail and blended up this fantastic beverage. Enjoy!

Straw-Nana Smoothie

INGREDIENTS1 Banana, sliced then frozen
1⁄2 c Strawberries, frozen and diced
1 c Silk Original, Vanilla or Omega-3 DHA
2 T honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender and give it a whirl.

(Recipe from Silk Soymilk)