Fit Chic Quote of the Day!

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These are 7 rules to live by!

Print this out and put it in a place where it is in your vision and can be a focus often!

Words that we ingest and books, phrases, emails etc that we read are very powerful and can make or break us!

Read words of encouragement and inspiration and see the direction that your life will follow!

What is your favorite rule out of the 7 Fit Ones?

Answer in the comments below…

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Happy Friday!

Fit Chic

A Fit Chic Birthday Treat …

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One of my favorite treats as a child was Rainbow Chip Frosting. I could literally pound a whole jar in one to two sittings. I can’t begin to imagine what that would do to me know, but those childhood favs still bring back the warm fuzzies!

So for my birthday I have come up with a healthier alternative to my favorite Birthday treat.

Now this birthday I can relieve one of my childhood favorites without it ruining my birthday with a sugar hang over.

Ingredients: 

1 package of White Chocolate Chips

4 different colors of food coloring

1 cup organic powdered sugar

2 sticks of grass-fed butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-2 tablespoons vanilla coconut creamer

Directions: 

Separate Chocolate Chips into 4 ramekins and place food coloring in each so they are 4 different colors.

Place the butter and sugar in the bowl use a hand mixture to combine the butter and sugar in a bowl, on low speed, until combined. Then increase speed to medium and mix for about three minutes, or until the frosting is smooth and airy.

Add in vanilla, and cream/milk of choice, until you get the right consistency. Then place the white chocolate chips and stir so that they are mixed throughout the frosting.

Happy Birthday To Me!

Fit Chic 

Tips and Tricks to Curb Those Holiday Cravings ..

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This time of year, it can be all too easy to give in to those constant sweet treats—especially when there are mounds of cookies, popcorn, and chocolate decadence everywhere you turn.

Cookie lovers: Cashew Cookie Larabars are delicious and nutritious ..

Salty Treat Lovers: Try Honest Jackson Chips .. These are tasty, healthy, and give you just the fix you need to crave your salty popcorn cravings!

Chocolate Lovers: No need to avoid the chocolate we all so desire .. just choose your chocolates wisely so they actually benefit you!

Here is the link to some Brands that are my favorite recommendations!

Make this Holiday Season your healthiest yet happiest one yet!!

Fit Chic 

 

 

Fit Chic Taco Bowls …

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It’s Taco Tuesday and what goes better with this theme than these delicious Taco Bowls ..

Ingredients:

1 bag of frozen chicken breasts

1/4 cup full fat coconut milk ( or you can use water)

1 cup salsa

1 tsp creole seasoning

3/4 tsp ground cumin

1 clove garlic minced

1 small red onion diced

1 cup of frozen peppers (or you can use 1/2 cup or real red 1/2 cup of green)

1/2 Tbsp of Lime juice

1 avocado diced

romaine lettuce for the bowls ..

Cilantro Lime Rice

2 Tbsp of grass-fed butter

1 cup uncooked white long rice or mashed cauliflower

juice and zest 1 large lime

1 14 oz can chicken broth

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

Directions:

1. Place chicken in a large crock pot and pour coconut milk, and salsa over the chicken. Next add in chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic, lime juice. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, or until chicken easily shreds.

2. Make the rice: In a skillet melt butter with rice. Add the chicken broth and the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Top with cilantro and avocado ….

Enjoy!

Fit Chic

 

Fitccess

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The Definition of Fitccess: Having success with your Fitness!

There are so many types of fitness and methodology to follow, but those most successful programs seem to have VARIETY. When you workout with variety you keep it fun, train different muscle groups, get different intensities, and see the best overall results!

I’ve been using functional fitness as my training podium since 2007  and I have far exceeded all results I thought possible. I can always work on new things, some movement in my workouts are always difficult (sometimes daunting), and I always feel accomplished when i am done! Sometimes my workouts are long and sometimes I turn up the intensity and keep them short. It is a fun game for your body and your brain, and doing both helps keep me motivated and getting me closer to my goals I am working at for that season.

Programming for my gym CPMFITness is one of my highlights of my job. It is fun to look at movements and see how certain combinations can keep everyone feeling motivated, fit, and challenged all in one! CPM also helps me broaden my horizons and do things that I would not do training on my own! I also love that anything and everything can be scaled, so no matter what injuries or ailments you are dealing with you can still get a kick butt workout in a safe and effective training environment. I have had some nagging injuries over my career, and yet I have never missed a day of workouts. I have maintained my strength, my cardio, and my routine no matter what I am dealing with at that specific time. I have never needed to “Stop” I just changed my focus. For example when I had shoulder surgery I worked on strengthening my core, being mindful of activating my glutes and hamstrings, and being around positive motivating people who make this all worth it day in and day out!

We as humans want to have fun, feel good, and stay healthy fit with motivating people all around! What are some of the reasons you love fitness fit ones?

Post in the comments below ..

Fit Chic

You Have More Power Than You Even Know ….

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This was a great picture that really put things into perspective for me!! I always say keep powerful words in your focus daily, and here is one to add to that focus!

We are who we believe we are!!!

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic

Holiday Gingerbread Pancakes …

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I am continuing to love the Holiday baking .. I made these on Sunday and they were delicious and one to leave in your holiday cookbook!

Ingredients: 

3/4 cup of almond flour

1/2 cup of coconut flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¾ teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ cup palm sugar

2 tablespoons molasses

2 eggs

2 Tablespoons of melted grass fed butter

2 Tablespoons of melted coconut oil

¾ cup coconut creamer (you can also use almond or cashew milk)

1 cup agave maple syrup + 1 teaspoon cinnamon

optional: shredded unsweetened coconut

Directions: 

Heat a griddle or skillet to medium heat (about 350 degrees). In a medium bowl whisk together flour and next 7 ingredients.

In a large bowl mix together brown sugar, molasses, 2 eggs, melted butter & coconut oil, and creamer.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until just combined.

Lightly grease the preheated griddle. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto griddle. Cook 1-2 minutes until edges begin to look “dry” and bubbles form in the batter. Use a spatula to flip the pancakes.

For cinnamon syrup, heat syrup in a small sauce pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in cinnamon and top with coconut flakes.

Serve warm pancakes.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic 

Fit Chic Fitness Gifts for 2016 …

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Buying gifts for those special people in your life can be surprisingly stressful. But not with this handy list below .. I have included the top 5 items to purchase for all those active “Fit” people in your life! Now you don’t need to stress you can just click and purchase!

#1 Apple Watch Series 2: The Apple Watch Series 2 can help you reach your fitness goals. Apple did a great job building important fitness features into its latest wearable, including the intuitive ring system for tracking your activity throughout the day. Whether that encourages you to get that run in every morning, or simply stand more during your office hours, your Apple Watch will gently nudge you out of your sedentary habits if you allow it to.

#2 Jabra Wirless Headphones: In Your fitness these headphone don’t get better than these. They play your music with no interfering wires and they keep track of your heart rate with an in-ear heart monitor, and keep you moving and grooving with great sound to keep you motivated the whole workout.

#3 A lunge to lunch Gym Bag:  This bag was designed to be a catch-all for your daily essentials fits your laptop with a removable pouch to help keep you organized. Durable fabric is easy to wipe clean and will give more reasons to compliment your wardrobe.

#4 A durable reliable Water Bottle: Water Bottles are all the new craze, but which one is really going to keep your water cold when you need a nice refreshing drink? The Corkcicle Waterman Canteen will be a durable, with the non-slip bottom keeps it upright on any surface, and the flat sides make it easier to grip when you’re on the move. It comes in fun colors and different ounces and sizes to make a perfect fit for any gift recipient.

#5 A Fun Stocking Stuffer: If you are wanting to give a small but effective gift for the fitness guru,.These socks act as a compression sock for just your foot. Thanks to the tight arch compression, the Elite Ultra-Light applies pressure to your arch, allowing the blood to flow better throughout the foot. But that isn’t the sock’s only great feeture:  it has iWick nylon fabric that wicks away moisture incredibly quickly—probably better than any sock I have tried. The also have fun colors and variety for every personality!

Now you have the list for everybody Fitness Guru’s Christmas List!

Happy Holidays!

Fit Chic 

Let the Christmas Baking Begin Fit Chics …

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I love the Holiday Season for many reasons, but a big reason I love it, is all the wonderful Holiday baking you get to partake in. This is an easy, fun, and delicious recipe that you can store in the fridge of freezer and use as guests come and go!

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup almond butter or nut butter of choice

1/4 cup grass-fed butter or coconut butter

1/4 cup of almond flour

1/8 cup of coconut flour (you can use all almond flour or all coconut flour if thats all you have)

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1 Tbsp of honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Coating: 

1/2 bag of Enjoy chocolate chips (dairy-free, soy-free)

1-2 Tbsp coconut oil

Directions: 

In a medium mixing bowl combine flours, honey, maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla, and melted butter/oil. Mix ingredients with a mixer or large spoon until ingredients are mixed throughout.

Next roll into small balls and place on a large piece of wax paper on a baking sheet. Place in fridge or freezer to harden (use freezer for a quicker process).

In a small saucepan melt coconut oil and chocolate chips over LOW heat, continuously stirring, being careful not to burn this will be a quick process.

Remove balls from fridge/freezer, Using a toothpick, dip balls 3/4 way into chocolate, and place back on the cookie sheet.

Last place the cookie sheet back into the fridge or freezer for about 30 to 60 minutes.

Enjoy!

Fit Chic 

 

The Last Month of Goals for 2016 ….

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It is the final month of 2016 (I can’t believe it)! Instead of waiting for New Year’s Resolutions get a head start on your goals for 2016 and continue them right into the New Year and 2017!

Here are some good guidelines to follow when setting goals so they are clear, concise, and effective:

#1 Set Goals That Motivate You – Make sure the goal has meaning and purpose behind it, and that there is value in achieving it! . If you have little interest in the outcome, or they are irrelevant given the larger picture, then the chances of you putting in the work to make them happen are slim. Motivation is key to making your  goals a reality.

#2 Write Down Your Goals: There is power in the written word. Studies show when you write something down it is much more likely to be attained. You can put it in your vision daily and it will be in the forefront of your mind.

#3 Create a Plan of Attack: – Start with the end goal then work backwards. Breaking it down to little steps to take each day/week/month etc .. to hit that ultimate goal. For example if you want to loose 15lbs, start with planning a meal plan for the week, then scheduling your workouts out (or finding a workout program) and then literally treating it like an appointment. Do this week to week and before you know it you will be in a great routine and on your way to hitting your ultimate goal!

#4 Create Urgency: When you have a timeline or deadline for your goals your sense of urgency increases and achievement will come that much quicker.

#5 Make Your Goal Positive: We are much better at approaching what we DO want than avoiding what we don’t want. So for example instead of saying “I don’t want to eat junk food”. Write “I am going to add more vegetables and add more water to my diet”. This has a much more positive spin and will make you focus on the good not the bad of your goal! 

Make Goals Happen There’s still plenty of time in 2016!

Fit Chic