Here I am

I have been missing in action for way to long and that indeed needs to change STAT! This past year had been full of ups and downs and I finally feel like things are starting to progress in the right direction…yay! So many big changes in the works right now, I m feeling a GREAT year ahead! Stoked and a little scared. Bring it on….

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If there’s one thing that’s been consistent in my life the past several years its working out. Life is pretty sneaky sometimes but I’ve learned to get up and sweat my ass off. It amazes me how a little bit of metabolic conditioning mixed with some positive thinking can change your whole demnor, productivity and overall state of happiness!

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Soooo just keep truckin and take on each day as it comes….and don’t  forget to work out!!!!!

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Hey there Cupcake…

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Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here….yipppeeee! Hope everyone’s week is going wonderful.

The last two weeks have been filled with birthdays as well as delicious Paleo cupcakes with chocolate avocado frosting. Don’t worry they taste so much better than it sounds. Promise!

Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Abs Abs Abs…..

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Abs Abs Abs…

I love Tabata! 20 seconds of intense work followed by 10 seconds of rest. repeated 8 times!

This format works for pretty much everything, but is especially my favorite for abs.

strengthen your entire core!

Full sits up. as many as you can in 20 sec0nds followed by 10 seconds of rest.

repeat 8 times.

keep track of your total reps, so you can see your improvements.

be a bad ass and hit 100 reps total 🙂

Never Give Up

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I came across this pic above surfing the web this morning and I laughed for a solid 2 minutes! Just had to post!

Today I’m going to share some Spaghetti squash deliciousness! Its super easy and pretty darn cheep.

You will need:
1 spaghetti squash.
Large sharp knife.
Baking pan.
Oven.
Kitchen fork.

First off there is different ways that you can prepare your spaghetti squash but this is what works best for me!

Prick the spaghetti squash all over with a skewer so it will not burst while baking.
Place whole squash in a shallow baking pan

Bake in preheated 375 F oven for 1 hour.

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When cool enough to handle, cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise with a serrated knife

Scoop the seeds and fibrous strings from the center of the cooked spaghetti squash.

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Gently scrape the tines of a kitchen fork around the edge of the spaghetti squash to shred the pulp into strands.

Add favorite marinara, veggies, meat, pesto, shrimp….as you can see there’s a ton of possibilities! I love making this at the beginning of the week and saving if for a quick meal when I’m on the go. Easy Peasy!!!!

meals

I love LOVE my red sauce but below are a few links for other healthy deliciousness you might enjoy!

noodle bowl lime peanut

skinny alfredo

meat sauce

shrimp scampi

Fossil Springs

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Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and Fathers day!!!

I spend my fathers day hiking in Strawberry, it was soooo needed and such a beautiful spot! IT was like a mini vacation; cool, green, and had a beautiful creek and waterfall that you can splash around in!

If your looking for a nice cool spot to get some hiking this summer its a MUST!!!

check out the link below for directions and other great summer hiking destinations!

Fossil Springs

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Snack Attack!

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Happy Friday!

I get asked a lot about  healthy snacks so I decided to share some Clean snacking with you all!

Keep in mind to keep your metabolism running fast (more calories burned per day) you should be consuming 2-3 snacks per day between breakfast, lunch and dinner! Here are some yummy and quick clean snacking ideas…..enjoy!

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1 medium green apple +15 raw almonds

½ cup prepared Quinoa + 1/3 medium avocado

1 to 2 cups of raw veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, pea pods, bell peppers, etc.) + ¼ cup hummus or ¼ cup organic plain yogurt.

1 medium green apple + 1 TBSP organic peanut butter or almond butter

1 hardboiled egg+ 6 to 10 whole grain crackers (100 calories for crackers)

1 cup raspberries + ¾ cup of plain organic yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon

1 cup shelled organic edamame

3 celery stalks +2 TBSP organic peanut butter or almond butter

½ medium avocado + 1 medium carrot

1 cup of blueberries + 1 medium green apple

½ cup toasted Millet +1/3 medium avocado mashed with 2 TBSP fresh salsa

Best of my life!

Who’s excited the week Is coming to an end….OOOO oooo ME!

I’m heading up to fossil springs for some green hiking!

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I love this! Just stumbled across it and had to share.

Sometimes we just need to take a second from our crazy day and remember how great we got this whole life thing and the endless opportunities we have right at our finger tips!

IN HOME WOD

have you used tabata lately??? If you’ve been working out with me I know you have! Here’s a fun little workout you can do anywhere. Great for traveling too!

20 seconds of work/10 seconds of rest for eight rounds of each exercise:

Air squats

Push ups

Burpees

Thought of the day…

 It’s never too late to become what you might have been. -George Elliot

Time races by, create the change now! Stop letting your self rationalize the safe comfortable road and reach for the stars! Love your life because dreams do come true!

What have you always wanted to do or accomplish?

Summer time!

Can I just say I am so darn proud of my clients! I have a number of clients that work there butts of literally!!! Weight loss isn’t easy, its actually really really hard and takes a whole lot of work and they have defiantly been logging the hours. You know who you are….and keep kicking butt!

With that said summer is here and it is HOT! Just wanted to share a fun summer recipe with you all!

COcOnUt Water PoPsIcLeS

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Whaattt I know your probably just as excited as I was to hear about this recipe! I love me some coconut water!

Its super simple all you need is….

1 x Container of Coconut Water
6 x Strawberries
handful of blueberries
& 1 set of Popsicles Containers!

And like magic and some freezing time of course you have a healthy summer treat! Wonderful for kids, adults, and us adults that want to be kids!