Fit Chic Chicken Club


This is a nice hearty meal that is great for dinner and even better as a left over.  It has fantastic flavoring and is new and different as well.


1 spaghetti squash

4 chicken breasts


8 Steps to Greatness …

Always remember you are Braver than you believe Stronger than you seem Smarter than you think & twice as Beautiful as you'd ever Imagined

I was listening to a great sermon by Pastor Mark Brewer Sunday morning and he was speaking about the 8 rules that the Navy Seals live by to get through not only buds but through combat training and battle.

#1 Happiness makes you successful and it makes you have purpose and meaning in all that you do. You notice that people with a purpose tend to be more successful then people who are just living life day to day with no real direction.

#2 Don’t Focus on the Struggle Focus on the End Result: Make your purpose stronger than any road block. When you are definitive about what it is you want and the vision is clear it is a lot more difficult to get off track. It also allows us to hinder from temptations or complacency when we have a strong focus.

3. Make it a game - Have fun with it if you are doing a workout with 5 rounds just get through round 1 then go to round 2 etc… then before you know it yiou are on round 5 and done with the workout. Come in with a positive fun mindset. If you are dreading your workout and have a bad attitude the workout is going to be less more enjoyable then the first choice.

4. Be Confident but Realistic – The Navy Seals have a slogan “A Cocky Man is a Deadman”.  - Be humble but believe in yourself at the same time. I have a saying I use often in workouts and I repeat it over and over “I can, I will, I must”. It really helps me in times I start to lack confidence or question my ability.

5. Prepare Prepare Prepare - They say the Navy Seals spend 75% of their time working on their preparation and skill and 25% of the time they are actually deployed. When we are prepared we then feel more confident and comfortable to challenge ourselves and prove you can do things you didn’t believe possible because that is where the magic happens.

6. Give Help and Take Help - When you are helping others it is not only rewarding for you and makes you better, you are helping and inspiring in the process … It is easy to become a hermit when we are feeling stressed, down on ourselves, or depressed, but the best thing we can do is surround ourselves by the people who can help. Being around a positive encouraging environment will improve your mood and attitude as well.

7. Celebrate Small Wins - Don’t live a life of “I will be happy when” I lose 20 lbs, have more money, get in better shape etc… GET HAPPY NOW and you will enjoy the journey to your goals so much more and a piece of advice you are more likely to hit your goals as well!

8. Last But Certainly Not Least Smile - I say this in yoga a lot “Smiling Makes Everything Better”. Remember when you were a kid and you were in a bad mood and your siblings or parents would make you laugh; 5 minutes later you didn’t even know what you were mad about ….. When you smile you naturally feel better. At CPM rule #2 is “FUN is FIRST”! If you are not smiling and having a good time why do it?

Take these rules into consideration when choosing actions, thoughts, goal planning etc …. I am so fascinated by how powerful our minds our and how we can do some many wonderful things for us and others if we just use some simple tools to stay on track.

The Top Fit Chic Water Must Haves…


drinking h2o

We are all told over and over again to “hydrate”, “Drink more water”, etc… but what if the type of water we are drinking isn’t coming from where the bottle companies say it is….

Are some waters better than other? Does more expensive = better quality? Can I drink sparkling water? etc…..EWG (Environmental Working Group) tested 173 different types of water only to find that not a single one received a Grade A choice and many of the waters that have branded themselves as the top received F’s and D’s.

So what are the top bottled water brands and why?

#1 Filtered Water From Home: Shockingly this lead the pack with a grade A. We as consumers change our filter more often and therefore it is much more pure than bottled water plus you don’t get the chemicals from the plastic!

#2 Nestle Pure Life - It was the most purified with the most efficient water treatment methods.

#3 Gerber Pure Purified Water – This scored a high B for the same purification process and effective bottling methods as Nestle.

#4 Penta Ultra Purified Water – This will leave you feeling refreshed and leave your body feeling the utmost hydration….

#5 Arrowhead Mountain Spring: Although this came in with a C grade it still beat out over 150 water companies as one of the best.

Now you have the top 5 water choices on the market that will leave you feeling the most hydrated before and after your workout!

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Curried Brussel Sprouts

brussel sprouts

I am in LOVE with Brussel Sprouts and when I say love I literally get anxiety if I don’t have them in the fridge! I eat them everyday and get a smile on my face when I indulge! Here is one of my favorite recipes that i hope you enjoy as well!

For the Salad:

6 cups Brussels sprouts, sliced into halves or thirds (steamed)

1 tablespoon coconut oil (I like olive oil too)

1/2 cup dried unsweetened blueberries

1/2 cup chopped raw pecans

Curry Sauce: 

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup raw sliced almonds

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1 clove of garlic


1. Preheat oven to 400

2. Slice Brussels sprouts into halves. Place in an even layer on lined baking sheet Drizzle with oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine all curry ingredients in a blender. Blend until completely smooth and creamy.

4. In a large bowl, combine roasted Brussels sprouts, dried blueberries, and pecans.

5. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and toss.


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Top 5 Tips For Yoga Mat Maintenance

cleaning yoga mat

I have a lot of my yoga clients ask me how often to wash your mat? How do you wash your mat? How do I keep my mat looking and feeling good! So Here are some tips to keep your mat looking and smelling divine!

# 1 it is a good idea to give your mat a spray down after your practice with a tea tree oil solution or an organic mat spray.

#2 If your yoga mat contains stains, dirt, or maybe needs a light cleaning, use lemon juice and baking soda diluted in water with a terry cloth towel to rub out the stains.

# 3 Use a yoga towel which will help with sweat, stains, and it adds a bit more protection. Keep your mat to yourself so you don’t get anyone else’s germs or bacteria, and if you do lend out your mat make sure to give it a deep cleaning.

#4 Make sure you don’t leave your mat rolled up after class, the moist, dark environment is a perfect place for bacteria to grow. Give your mat the chance to air-dry completely before the next session by hanging it over a banister or the top of a door. If you use a towel on top of your mat, throw it in the washing machine so it’s clean and ready for your next class.

# 5 For a deep cleaning –  lay your mat out in the bottom of your bathtub, It is handy to have a  hand-held shower head. Use a sponge or a wash cloth; rub it gently with a mild soap and make sure to get all the suds and residue off the mat. Remove mat from the tub and put down a large towel, put the yoga mat on top of it, roll it up, stand on it, squish it and roll it around to get some of the water out of the mat and into the towel. Hang the mat to dry (probably 24 hours).

No matter how busy you are, you know have some different methods to keep your yoga mat smelling so fresh and so clean!!

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Crab and Artichoke Dip

crab dip

I came up with this version of a crab dip for the Oscars and thought it would be a great one to share with my readers and fans.


Package of imitation crab

2-3 tablespoons of paleo mayo

1 tablespoon of dijon mustard

2 cloves of garlic

1/8 cup of diced onion

1/4 cup of almond flour


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

On a cutting board chop crab so it is shredded, then combine in a bowl. Next place mayo, dijon, chopped onion, and garlic and stir till ingredients are completely mixed.Place in a small casserole dish and top with almond flour.

Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The top of the dip should be slightly browned.

Serve Immediately

I used cucumbers, zucchini, and celery to dip.


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An Oscar Party to Remember

lovers oscars

Since I can remember my mom and I have always made the Oscars a fun fabulous party in our home. We would dress up, pick our winners, and make wonderful hors d’oeuvre’s and treats.

It has been a tradition that has never been missed, and year after year we have incorporated it and included friends, family, husbands etc …

The past two years I have not been able to be with my mom or my sister on this honorary day  so I have had to keep the tradition alive and thanks to my loving husband we have!

This year topped the cake, we had our ballots ready, our oscar finest attire (including my husbands tuxedo shirt, my gold and black ensemble, and rambo our dogs finest sweater).

I love tradition, so this year I decided to use my passion to enhance tradition. I created a Oscar Menu featuring top foods for the Oscar Nominated Films …

1. Imitation Game – Imitation Crab and Artichoke Dip

2. Theory of Everything – Everything Bars

3. Birdman – Buffalo Chicken Wings

4. Selma – Biscuits

5. American Sniper – Texas Chili

6. Grand Budapest Hotel – Au Chocolate

7. Whiplash – Ice cream Drumsticks

8. Boyhood – Lil Smokies

We had fun gold and black decor and made it a perfect evening at the Oscars!

You can make so much out of tradition, so it got my husband and I talking about fun traditions that have been relevant throughout our life. It was so fun to hear all the wonderful stories my husband had to share.

So I thought it would be fun to hear your traditions as well Fit Ones …

What are you passions and how can you apply them to activities, themes, and rituals that have inspired you over the years?

Post Your answers in the comments below …

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Top 5 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight …

not losing weight

Do You think you eat really healthy, maintain a good exercise routine, but you still can’t seem to lose the pesky lbs?

Here are some important tips that could be the road blocks keeping you from your goal.

#1 Your Eating Foods That You Think Are Healthy and Are Not:

Two things I hear from my clients often are “I thought I was eating healthy” or I don’t really eat much. Both are inhibiting your ultimate success. There’s a saying you can’t outwork a diet. Nutrition is 80% of it.

Eat most of your starchy carbohydrates (like potatoes, quinoa, and sweet potatoes) on days when you do strength training or more rigorous exercise. On your rest days or when you’re doing active rest, try to stick to lean proteins and veggies. Avoid bread, refined sugar, and processed foods in general.  When all else fails shop on the outside of the grocery store and the fewer the ingredients or no  labels at all the better!

#2 Your Workouts are Too Routine: Change it up! When I got my body the most fit and felt the best was when I added variety to my workouts. I used to be the girl who would sit on the elliptical for two hours a day then do a cycle class or boot camp etc .. and I was not seeing any results.

#3 You Are Not Letting Your Body Recover: Recovery and rest are often more important than the workout itself. It’s during those periods that your body does most of the actual fat burning. So give yourself that time to fully recover so you’re ready to work hard the following day. Most importantly, listen to your body. Push yourself, but also give it some love, too.

#4 You Are Putting Your Body Under Too Much Stress: Exercise is a stressor on your body. When you have a healthy balance of exercise-related stress and recovery time, your body is healthy and can lose its excess fat. However, not giving your body enough time to recover can also be a negative chronic stress leading to overeating, elevating cortisol and insulin, and suppression of certain anabolic hormones that lead to bellyfat and inflammation.

Insulin spikes are also known to inhibit fat burning. Another study found that stress can make it difficult to lose weight because of the complex metabolic effects it triggers. When your body is exposed to cortisol for long periods of time, it starts to cause negative effects, in areas you don’t want. Exercise isn’t the only stressor that can produce excess cortisol. Control and be aware of your stress levels. Good tips are getting to sleep at a good time, meditation (this is key for me), don’t procrastinate, eliminate unnecessary commitments etc…

# 5 Time -You haven’t given your new way of eating and workout regime enough time. We are a society of instant gratification! How can you expect to lose weight in two weeks that you took 5 years to put on. Give it time, I have seen clients that have nothing happen to them for a month and then all of sudden the weight just falls off. Keep your goals and plan in your vision often so that you know your purpose and maintain your drive for your health and new positive lifestyle.

Try these simple tips and tricks out and see how much impact it has on your overall health.

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Let’s Try This One Again …

I apologize to my readers. This recipe went out on Tuesday and did not contain the full recipe.
This one is too delicious to pass up, so here it is again in its enitrity.


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound grass-fed beef

1 tomato diced

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano5 cloves garlic, minced

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 medium red onion, chopped

1 6 oz can of diced chilies

1 large egg for egg wash (whisked)

Empanada crust

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1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

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2 large eggs, whisked

3 Tbsp melted coconut oil

Filling Directions: 

1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and onion and sauté until onions are translucent.

2. Add the beef to the skillet and break apart with the wooden spoon. Add the

seasonings and cook for about 5 minutes.

3. Stir in the tomatoes, peppers, and chilies. Tturn down the heat to low. Simmer for about 8-10 minutes.

4. Take pan off of the heat and set aside to cool.

Dough Directions:

1. Using a whisk, mix the almond flour, tapioca flour and baking powder in a medium sized bowl, making sure it is well mixed.

2. Add the beaten eggs and coconut oil and mix with fork until the dough is well mixed and thick. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more almond flour. If too dry, add a little more coconut oil. Cover in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 10 minutes.


1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Take the dough out of the fridge and make 8 balls with it. Place a ball of dough into your palm and press into a flat circle with the fingertips of your other hand, or very gently press the dough into a small dough-press using your fingers.

3. Add about 2-3 Tbsp. of filling to the middle of each dough circle (do not overfill), fold in half and gently squeeze the edges together, either with your fingertips or by using the dough press. Place the empanadas on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat or parchment paper. Gently brush a little bit of egg wash onto the tops of the empanadas.

4. Place the empanadas in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Flip each empanada over, gently brush with egg wash, and bake for another 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

5. Top empanada with your favorite guacamole or salsa recipe

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