There are no words to describe our last night in Tuscany, Italy. This is what we got to look at while attending Opera in the kitchen.  We got to prepare our own meal consisting of:  Carrot soufflé, pasta, and apple crumble.  WOW was it ever good!!  We were treated to an opera complete with a harp player.  Just absolutely breathtaking!  And can I just say….this picture is NOT filtered!


It’s almost time for the FREE 5 day challenge to start!!  September 23 is kick off to “Getting to the Core of it!”  Sign up now before it’s too late.  All you have to do is apply!!  Share this post with all your friends and family if they need help with strengthening  your core, learning about gut health, and core nutrition basics!!  Don’t delay!!  Apply here:  https://workoutguru.wufoo.com/forms/z1jza0cf1yr1404/


Power strength day today!!  We’ll be inside hangin out with some weights!  You coming?  Bring a friend if you want! Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50


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Yep, I just got back from Italy and let me tell you something…they know HOW to make Gelato.  That’s just one of the many things they are doing right.  They really have the food dialed in.  I’ve never in my life eaten such clean, amazingly tasty food.  If you’ve ever been–then you know what I’m talking about.  Here’s my take on what I learned:

  1.  They eat ONLY organic food.  They do not use pesticides, or weed killer.
  2.   They do not drink cappuccinos’ after 11:00
  3.   They do not use microwaves
  4.   They drink wine with every meal except breakfast
  5.   They air dry all of their clothes
  6.   They eat slow food and are a huge part of the slow food movement
  7.   They put olive oil on EVERYTHING
  8.   They eat bread with every meal
  9.   They do NOT overeat
  10.   They have the smallest streets I’ve ever been on

Now of course, I’m generalizing–but truly, the Italians got it going on when it comes to living simply and cleanly.  I was fascinated by their zest for life and for food.  They appreciate the land and utilize it to it’s fullest.  NOTHING goes to waste.  Stay tuned for more on this subject.  And by all means SHARE your experiences!


It’s almost time!!  Have you signed up for the FREE 5 day challenge that starts September 23???  Here’s the link if you want a stronger core!

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Boot Camp is gonna be STEP INTERVALS!  I can hardly wait.  It’s been too long!  You coming?  Today at 12:10 – 12:50 Fuel Fitness!  See you soon.


I have a fat ass because I'm a bad ass but never half ass!!  #squats #deadlifts #thatass

We’re SO excited to bring to you a FREE 5 day challenge!  “Getting to the Core of it” will bring  you to a new level of understanding as to HOW to build a strong core, relieve back pain, and heal your gut!  It starts September 23.  Share with all you know and love.  Must apply to get access to it!

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Check it out!  If you need to mix up a stagnant workout try incorporating a tire!  WHEW!  There’s nothing like the rush that flipping a tire can provide!  Try this workout:

3 sets, 8 reps

  • flip tire, run to opposite side, flip it back
  • walking pushups all the way around the tire
  • tire hop in’s, hop outs
  • tricep dips
  • step ups
  • hover hinge

You’re welcome!  Let me know how it goes!


Patience is key! Easier said than done.   #motivation #workout #fitness #quotes #quotestoliveby

Do you keep repeating the same weight loss mistakes over and over again?  I get it.  I really do.  It’s easy to do when there’s so much information out there:  Keto, Paleo, South Beach, HCG, Whole 30, Atkins, Raw food, Vegan, the list goes on and on.  I’ve literally tried EVERY diet out there and it’s so easy to get stuck in the weight loss yo-yo lose it, gain it, lose it gain it.  It’s a sad, depressing and lonely place to be.  I HATED the game, because I just didn’t understand how to play.  

HOW do you turn it around and GET OFF THE MERRY GO ROUND!  If you’re sick and tired of repeating the same mistakes over and over then STOP the insanity and ASK FOR HELP!  

I KNOW it’s hard to do.  I had to do it too.  Asking a professional to help sort things out changed my mind, my perspective and my life!  It allowed me to help others GET OFF THE MERRY GO ROUND of yo-yo dieting.  Now I get to change lives the way mine was changed.  

If you want to:

  • look at weight loss with a NEW perspective
  • GET OFF THE MERRY GO ROUND
  • Learn how to eat for life
  • Understand how mindset plays the biggest part of weight loss 
  • Get a nutrition and exercise strategy that works for YOU
  • Love yourself again

Then ASK FOR HELP!  It’s out there!!  I can help!  Find out how:

https://workoutguru.wufoo.com/forms/s1ylqx5r0cb2ldf/


Power Strength is about to come UNGLUED!!  Meghann is gonna rock your world!  All you have to do is SHOW UP!  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50


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Are you ready to get back into a “CORE” routine?  This might be exactly what you’re looking for!  We’re offering a FREE 5 day challenge kicking off September 23. This challenge will be held online in our private FB group Fit Force.  

If you want to learn more about:

*Relieving back pain

*Building a stronger core

*Gut health information

*Workouts while at work

Then this challenge is for YOU!  Click the link below to apply!

https://workoutguru.wufoo.com/forms/z1jza0cf1yr1404/


Let Nancy take you through a whole new Bootcamp workout.  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 


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Meal prep really CAN be fun!  It’s just a matter of being prepared, that’s all.  So, what are some tricks to the “prep” life?

  1.  Make your shopping list well ahead of time before you go grocery shopping
  2.   Plan your menus (including left overs) for the week
  3.   Purchase fresh produce that you KNOW you’ll eat ONLY for one week (don’t overbuy)
  4.   Chop it the day you buy it
  5.   Portion out veggies and protein in portion sized containers
  6.   Weigh and measure EVERYTHING
  7.   Always keep your knives sharp and cutting boards clean
  8.   Prep snacks complete with fat sources (like nuts/trail mix) as well
  9.   Enjoy the fruits of your hard work!

    Instead of posting a random sunset picture or a selfie, Check out this list of good quotes for Instagram that fit different types of photos and selfies.

I LOVE summer!!  I’m always sad to see it go.  It’s always a transition for me.  It never seems warm enough or long enough….here’s my summer lament:

Why oh why can’t you stay and play – why is it that way??

I love your warmth and your super long days – especially when there’s no haze.  

I wait and wait until that first flower bloom – I just wish it was more SOON!


Power Strength is your ticket to play!  Are you coming today?  Fuel Fitness 12:1 0 -12:50 Come and get your ticket.


Yes!!! Exercise is my fave part of the day!! Do you workout regularly? If not give it a try, it will change your whole day! ♥️ #workout…

Are you READY!!!  It’s time for our next 5 day FREE challenge.  This challenge is like non other!  It will be ALL about “GETTING TO THE CORE OF IT!”  Meaning:  in the kitchen, with your gut health and in the GYM!  If you’re looking to understand more about YOUR core and how you can strengthen it internally and externally, then this challenge is for YOU! All you need to do is apply!  No experience necessary.  The challenge will be held ONLINE and if you know someone who needs this, then by all means SHARE the link to apply with them!  Sign up here:  

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Bootcamp is ON!  OUTSIDE!!  You coming? (it’s a H.I.I.T. kind of day) Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 We’ll be doing Bootcamp on Wednesday’s until the TRX bands are installed, then we’ll move THIS class to TUESDAYS!  You coming?


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You KNOW there’s nothing like seeing for yourself your body transform through pictures!  It’s undisputable the results of hard work.  Take a look at Cindi’s amazing 8 week transformation. Remember:  1 pound a week of weight loss is average!  Congrats Cindi!  WOW!  Read about her journey in her words:

It’s been 8 weeks since I made a decision to invest in myself. When I committed to this program is was because I was convinced I was “broken” and couldn’t lose weight. I was working out and I thought I was eating right. But the scale and pictures were saying otherwise. I was actually gaining weight.
However, over these last weeks I have learned so much and realized I was doing so many things wrong.
#nonscalewins
I have realized my journey is my own
That my gut/digestive system may the issue to not losing weight
I have more confidence in myself
I have learned that some foods I love don’t love me back
Positive Mindset is so important for me- and I need to work on it just as hard or harder than eating right and working out to lose this weight.
I have lost 7 inches throughout
Clothes are getting baggie on me.
#scalewins
11 pounds
#struggles
I still want to use food as a celebration when times are good.
I tend to slip back into old habits of eating my comfort food.
During my last 4 weeks on this program I am going to challenge myself to the Vegan Detox. (God help me!! ) It scares the heck out of me but it’s a must to know I have done everything. Mainly because I feel that my gut is the culprit to why I can not drop the weight. As you can see in these pics I am losing inches but the scale is showing differently.

Cindi’s results are amazing, but since she still is experiencing gut issues we are going to try her out on a vegan detox protocol.  Stay tuned for her next 4 week results!  


Spinning tomorrow  at 12:10 – 12:50  Fuel Fitness.  Until we get the TRX bands up and operational, we’ll be continuing with the regular schedule.  See you soon! 

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How is it Labor Day Weekend already??  What’s on your docket?  Inquiring minds want to know!!

I am working on some PRETTY exciting things coming up in September.  Namely…..ta da….. another 5 day FREE challenge.  This one is like NO other!  It is CORE based in nature.  Oh I can’t WAIT to unveil all the deets to come!  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for September 23rd kick off!  Share with your family and friends if you want to know how to “Get to the Core of it”

Cheers to transforming!

xo


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Brace yourself….Thankful  Tearful Thursday post!  

There are days where it’s just plain hard to be grateful for anything.  We are SO affected by all the things that happen to us externally that we react out of fear, anger, stress, hate, exhaustion you name it.  Sometimes it hard to squeeze everything into a day so we eat crap, stay up too late, drink our sorrows away only to repeat it the next day.  

I can say all of this because I used to do it.  Sure I still worked out, but had plenty of other self destructive behaviors that kept me stuck in the revolving door of  insanity.  Fitness was my way of coping with all the other craziness going on in my head.  It’s pretty hard to run and cry at the same time. But I DID it!  Crying during my runs was my prayer life.  It brought such clarity in an inexplicable way.  I’m thankful I was able to “let it all out” during those runs so I could be the mom, sister, friend I needed to be when it ended.  

I’m SO THANKFUL that I had fitness in my life to help me cope. Fitness has allowed me freedom I could have never imagined.  Was it easy to get it?  Umm…..I guess it depends on your definition of easy.  I personally like breathing so hard that I can’t think of anything else except getting through it.  THAT’S what the game changer was for me.  So, I say DO SOMETHING SO HARD you can’t THINK of anything else but getting through it.  

What’s your coping mechanism??


Power Strength is coming your way today!  Whether you like it or not, it’s time to PUMP YOU UP!  See you soon.  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50


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I mean why not throw some partner strength workouts in while hiking?  First of all….who doesn’t LOVE to get out in the great outdoors?  Second of all, why wouldn’t you take advantage of making it fun and changing things up with some partner squats.  

Let me tell you, there’s nothing like clearing your mind by getting outside and breathing hard.  I haven’t always been a fan of hiking.  It used to KILL me hauling all that extra body weight up the mountain, but I can tell you…when you’re doing it with a friend–it’s not only more motivating, it also helps take your mind off your huffing and puffing.  It’s like anything, the more you do it, the easier it gets.  

Pretty soon your doing it and you’re actually lighter because you keep doing it!  Here’s to breathing hard and stoking the metabolism fire!  


It’s gonna be a SCORCHER!  So, bring WATER we’re gonna need it!  We’ll be outside breathing in the fresh hot air at Boot Camp today!  You’ll need a medicine ball and your smiles!  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50


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I LOVE prizes!  Especially when I get to give them out!  I thought it would be fun to hold a 4 week challenge with me clients.  Each week there’s a different challenge with a different prize.  Oh JOY! 

Week 1 was a Bad Ass Burpee challenge.  It was only 7 days, but on day 1 they had to do 5 burpees and each day had to add 5 more.  Pretty easy and fun right?  HA!  Congrats to Bad Ass Samantha H. for capturing the Bad Ass Burpee prize. 

Week 2 challenge was eat vegan all week and post a pic of the meal.  Now THAT’S a true challenge if you’re a meat lover!  Congrats to Jacquelyn G. for nailing it! 

Week 3 challenge is the workout challenge.  Every time they workout, they have to post a sweaty selfie and tag us (me and my assistant Samantha). Winner yet to be determined!

Week 4 challenge is going to be the BIGGEST one yet.  It’s the logging challenge.  Log food every day, every meal for 7 days straight.  WHAAAAAAT?  

LOVE me some challenges!  Of course it wouldn’t be complete if there wasn’t a grand prize for the most engaged!  STAY TUNED!  And best of luck to the challengers!


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And now for the Best Hummus Recipe EVER!
Ingredients:
30 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained with liquid reserved (use 2 15 oz. ORGANIC canned beans)
1/3 c. chickpea liquid, or more if needed
½ c. Tahini
¼ c. olive oil
2 lemons juiced
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. salt

Garnish:
Olive oil, paprika, fresh parsley

Instructions:
1) Add all the ingredients to your blender and secure the lid. Remove the lid cap and insert tamper.
2) Blend on high for 30 seconds (or more for a creamier texture) and use the tamper to push the hummus into the blades. Add more chickpea liquid, if desired, for a softer hummus.

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