For the “Love” of Tennis Skirts ..

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Spring is in the air and with tennis courts ready to be played on …

Here are the best tennis skirts so you can “Ace” on and off the court!

#1 Nike Dri-Fit Tennis Skirt – With the light fit pleated material it is the perfect comfort to cute mix. It features a flat elastic waistband, built-in compression short, and fun Spring Colors to put a little extra in your game and your wardrobe!

#2 Under Armour Tennis Skort – This Fun skort has a unique style and fits for the conservative tennis pro. 4-way stretch construction improves mobility and accelerates dry time. Interior key pocket and built in Compression Shorts. With classic colors you can go from  the court to your colleagues without even changing.

# 3 Athleta Swagger Skort – This skirt helps put swagger in your step and in your game. This skirt is so comfortable you won’t want to take it off. The skirt has a neverend drawstring so you don’t lose it in the wash or on the court. They have built in shorts to eliminate the “flash” factor.

#4 Adidas ClimaChill Skort –  This has got a great blend of pleat to plain. With this skirt you are able to stay focused on the set not the skirt. It is stylish and sporty which makes it the perfect buy for your tennis season.

# 5 Target Women’s pleated Tennis Skirt –  Features an elastic waistband, built-in compression short, and ball pocket. It also has a trendy layered pleated hem. With a 3” inseam, to hit the thigh at a comfortable length.

 

Fit Chic Avocado Shrimp and Lime Ceviche …

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With the warm days here to stay for the next few months this is a refreshing delicious side dish, main course, or appetizer you will love.

Ingredients: 

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 limes, juiced

1 tbsp olive oil

1 lb jumbo cooked, peeled shrimp, chopped*

1 medium tomato, diced

1 medium to large avocado, diced

1/4 cup of red pepper diced

1 tbsp chopped cilantro

2 cloves of garlic

Directions: 

In a small bowl combine onion, lime juice, olive oil, tomato, and garlic. Stir and let it marinate for about 10 minutes.

Next add red pepper, cooked shrimp, avocado, and cilantro. Toss so that all ingredients are completely engulfed in each other.

You can serve in small dishes, or place on top of cucumber or sweet potato chips.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic 

 

Mindset is Your Make or Break …

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Mindset is one of the key ingredients to your success or your demise!

Wikipedia’s definition of mindset is:

mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or groups of people who is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools.

In my many years of training I have seen people accomplish tasks that they never believed they could and I have seen people never reach their full potential all do to the way they chose to view their goals.

Your mind is a very powerful tool in making us the most successful person we can possibly become in all aspects of life. When we have a positive mindset and view about ourselves, our situation, and our journey ahead the world looks brighter and our vision for what we want is clear.

When we allow the I cant’s, I wont’s, I’m too fat, too skinny etc…. then we get that in return. We feel we are not good enough, we don’t have enough and the world begins to look less appealing.

They say the average human being remembers something 9 times longer than something positive and why? Because most people would rather on focus what they don’t have compared to what they do have.

As I had written in a previous post I made a 90 day challenge with myself to not complain and although I have not been perfect I have gained a whole new outlook on all the wonderful gifts I have in my life to be thankful for and forgot about all the little things I used to complain about .

For example my husband used to always ask me how my day was going, and immediately I would answer “fine” or “could be better” and why?

My day was going great, and everything in my life couldn’t be better. I work with amazing individuals each and everyday! I wake up to the love of my life! I have a cozy place to sleep every night, I have a fantastic family etc… so why was I just fine?

Because I had not made the “Powerful” positive verbage a routine to my vocabulary, I had let the negative become priority!

Here is a great list of words the first to live by and use often and the second to eliminate completely from our vocabulary:

Examples of Powerful Language include:

  • I am….
  • I can…
  • I feel…
  • I create…
  • I choose to, or not to….

Our life is up to us. Our path is determined by what we are willing to create and how much we are willing to put ourselves out there, and that begins with what we say. Ultimately we are solely responsible for what happens to us. It’s easy to get into a slippery slope of victim language such as:

  • I can’t…
  • I need….
  • I should…
  • I have to…
  • I couldn’t…
  • I shouldn’t….
  • I had no choice…
  • If only you, they….
  • You make me feel….
  • They, you, made me…
  • It’s too late, far, expensive…
  • I’m too old, young, uneducated, out of shape…

Today I challenge you Fit Ones to keep a diary and become aware and write down the words from each list when you use them in a typical day and see what side of the fence you are on.

Are you living each day being thankful, positive, glass half-full mentality?

Or are you a negator, Debbie downer type?

If you are on a slippery slope make a change! Begin each day with a positive mindset and attitude. You can truly see the good in every situation and make the best of it if YOU choose too. Yes life will not always be filled with rainbows, but it is how we choose to deal with the hard situations that will make our mindset strong or weak!

Take the next 90 days and make a change from the dark side to the light. I guarantee your workouts will get better, your work will become much more enjoyable, your goals and what you want out of life will become clear!

Fit Ones what are some of the ways you are going to become more positive in your life?

Post in the comments below…

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Fit Chic

Friday Inspirational Read …

Ida Keeling a 100 year old woman from Philadelphia Pennsylvania broke the 100 meter dash this past Saturday.

When interviewed after the race she had this to say :

“I’m very happy to offer all of this crowd a nice example of what you can do for yourself, and I thank God every day for my blessings,”

She is a true example of not using age as an excuse but using it to continue to teach and inspire.

Keeling had some words of wisdom for the group .. “Love yourself. Do what you have to do, not what you want to do. Eat for nutrition and not for taste. And exercise at least once a day.”

If you do this you too can be sprinting at 100 (almost 101) years old ….

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic 

The Easiest Most Delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly …

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The most beloved sandwich is the PB&J. Here is a health alternative that not only tastes delicious but can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

3 tbsp almond flour

1 tbsp of coconut flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

4 tbsp coconut creamer (or full fat coconut milk)

3 tbsp nut butter ( I used almond butter)

1/2 scoop of vanilla or chocolate whey protein powder

1 tablespoon of frozen berries ( you can use strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries).

*Optional 1 tbsp of mashed banana, and 1 tbsp of unsweetened shredded coconut

DIRECTIONS:

I used a 14 ounce mug. First place flours protein powder, and baking soda in the mug. Next add nut butter, coconut creamer, berries, and mashed bananas. Top with coconut.

Microwave on high for 90 seconds. If it is not cooked through stir and continue to microwave for additional increments of 30 seconds.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

Fit Chic Blueberry Muffin in a Mug …

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I made this Saturday when I was in a time crunch and new my husband wanted something to go with his eggs.

So within minutes I came up with this Gem of a treat. It is a perfect for that comfort food we oh so crave anytime of the day!

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 TBSP of coconut flour (you can always use all almond flour or 1/2 scoop of whey protein)
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coconut creamer (or full fat coconut milk you can also use almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Directions:

In mug (mine was about 14 ounces) combine flours, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and coconut.

Next add coconut creamer, butter, vanilla and mix until smooth. Last fold in blueberries until evenly distributed.

Place in the microwave for about 90 seconds. Make sure it dosen’t over flow in the mug.

Allow to cool about 5 minutes and then devour!

Fit Chic

Are You A Cooler, Closer, or Cleaner?

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I got the pleasure of doing our last podcast Two Girls and Some Thoughts on a book entitled “Relentless” by Tim Grover.

He was the personal trainer to sports greats like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley etc …

In his book he speaks about the three types of people he comes into contact with …

Cooler: very careful, waits to be told what to do “Set up Guy” keeps things going needs direction at all times …Does not have much drive or ambition is very content with just being average.
Closer: Can handle pressure will get the job done if you put hiim in the right scenario and told exactly what to do .. they are concerned about what others think … likes perks reward choose financial security over winning and success …
Cleaner: Unstoppable, So certain on what it is we want through preparation and desire no fear of failure, trust gut they just do it don’t wait to be asked .. they never feel they have achieved success theres always more. they don’t have to show who’s in charge they already know …creates opportunity
To find out which one of these you are, tune into our Podcast !
Post in the comments below.
Fit Chic 

Start Your Weekend Off Right …

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The perfect prescription for a relaxing weekend is allowing your brain and body can recharge. After a busy work week, the last thing you need to do is load your schedule full to the brim.  Of course, weekend is a relative term. If your weekend does not fall on a Saturday or Sunday treat your “weekend” just like it was.

Here are some great habits to make your weekend feel relaxing and productive all in one.

1. Set a specific end time for work.

Set an end time to your Friday, and be very disciplined about not working over. Now you will have a deadline to “Weekend Lift Off”.

2. Don’t Leave Anything Hanging Over Your Head: 

Anything unfinished on Friday will likely annoy you all through the weekend. You don’t have to finish all your work but you do want to address any issues that will leave you stressed out over the weekend. Create a week in review and finish any loose ends that way you can feel like you have a fresh start come Monday.

3. Start with a Friends and Family Fun: 

Food and festivities are life’s greatest pleasures. Look forward to your weekend with having family and friends time, whether it be game night, happy hour, or dinner. Do something that will start your weekend with a smile on your face.

5. Plan some Alone Time 

Without the pressure of work and people, the weekend is a perfect time to focus on you. You can self reflect, meditate, exercise, go to the spa, shop etc…. Do something that helps make you a calm and feel good about you. Then you will feel fresh and rejuvenated come Monday!

Happy Friday!

 Fit Chic 

Fit Chic Thai Peanut Sauce

thai peanut sauce
This is a delicious topping to many Thai/Asian inspired recipes. It takes about 5 minutes to make and lasts for a week in the fridge. You can put it on salads, stir fry’s, or even just using it for dipping sauce.
Ingredients:
3/4 cup creamy raw almond butter
3 Tablespoons of coconut aminos
1/2 cup of full fat coconut milk
3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar or fresh squeezed lime
1 tsp of sesame oil
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
Directions: 
  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the almond butter, coconut milk, apple vinegar, sesame oil, aminos, and honey until well blended. If your almond butter is particularly thick, you may need to add a bit more coconut milk to thin out the mixture.
  2. Next add the ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic.
  3. Sprinkle with unsweetened coconut flakes.

You can top it on these delicious lettuce wraps, .. Cauliflower Fried Rice ,or Thai Chicken Salad

Enjoy!

Fit Chic 

Fit Chic DeClutter 101

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It’s Spring Cleaning and although it is a tedious, daunting chore; cleaning out the clutter is the greatest feeling when you are done!

Here are the top five tops to a successful Spring Cleaning …

1. Turn Your Hangers Around :

Turn all your clothes hangers in the reverse direction. After you wear an item, return it with the hanger facing the correct direction. This way you be able to see what clothes you wear and what clothes you don’t.

2. 12-12-12 Challenge 

Quickly locate 12 items to toss 12 to donate, and 12 put back to their proper home. This challenge became a quick competition between the husband/wife, kids, and even the dog.

3. The Four-Box Method. 

Bring out four boxes: trash, give away, keep, or relocate. Each item in every room was placed into one of the four categories. No item was passed over. Each was considered individually. Some projects will take an hour… others days or weeks. But the technique and principles remained the same.

4. A Questionable Mind = A Clutter Free Home – 

Ask yourself questions like, “If I was buying this now, how much would I pay?” or, “If I was moving into a smaller home tomorrow, would I take this object?” These creative techniques can be helpful for someone having a tough time tossing.

5. Get things off the floor
Whenever possible, keep things off the floor, This makes it easier to see and keeps the floor free of chaos. This is especially useful in the garage and playrooms where you can hang rakes, garden implements, tools,etc and place toys, activities, and games; making them much easier to find.

Now you can live a clutter-free life!

Fit Chic

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