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Monday, July 25, 2011

Guiltless Taco Salad

I came up with this tonight for dinner and it was so good! The kids loved it! WARNING the way I make it is very spicy. You can omit the jalepenos and hot sauce if you like it milder

1 lb lean ground turkey breast
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of rotel
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp black pepper
dash of Franks hot sauce
large leave of romaine lettuce
fat free sour cream- optional

Brown ground turkey. Meanwhile mix together all seasonings in a small bowl and put to the side. When turkey is cooked add mixed seasonings, can of black beans, rotel, and sprinkle in some jalepenos and a dash of hot sauce. Stir and simmer for 5-10 min. Lay Romaine lettuce leaf on plate and top with turkey mixture, add a dollop of sour cream if you would like. This was so good! It tasted just like a taco salad without all the fat and calories.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Directions for LivingSocial voucher purchasers

First of all thank you for purchasing!! We have a great program and I cannot wait to get you girls started. Due to the high volume of sales we are going to have to cap how many can start each session. This is due to your safety during the session, quality of your workout and also some of of locations are smaller and cannot accommodate a large influx of people. Please follow the follow directions to redeem your voucher:

1. YOU MUST EMAIL ME WITH THE DATE, LOCATION, AND CLASS TIME THAT YOU WANT TO START!! The Richmond County location is available with the voucher- it was not listed on the living social deal but you can use it there. The email address is Once a session is full you cannot start that session and will have to put your name on the next available session. Once your 30 days are up and if we are in the middle of a session, you will be given the option to continue at a prorated cost. It is best to start class at the start of a boot camp session and the start dates are listed on the website

2. Print your registration forms from and attach your voucher to the registration form and present to trainer at first class. You may NOT start class without the registration form or the voucher. You will receive a pink card from your trainer. This card HAS to be presented every time you come to class, no card, no class.

3. You need to bring a set of hand weights- please no lower than 5 lbs a piece, 8 lbs is a good start, and a mat to lay on

4. Please try to attend one of the form clinics. The dates will be posted on the facebook page this week.

Thanks!! See you in class!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Quick and Easy Chicken and Veggie Quesadilla

This makes a great lunch or quick dinner and you can throw in whatever you have on hand. This is the one I made:

whole wheat tortilla
cooked chicken strips
mushrooms sauteed in olive oil
spinach leaves
roasted red peppers (I buy them in a jar)
small amount of reduced fat mild cheddar cheese (you can omit the cheese if you want. I only added a sprinkle on mine)

Heat a frying pan on med heat
Prepare Quesadilla on plate by placing the ingredients on one side of the tortilla, fold in half and place in pan. Cook for about 5 min or until cheese is melted and tortilla starts to brown, flip a couple of times while cooking


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Back at it!

I received full clearance from my doctor yesterday to get back to my regular workouts. I had a C Section 6 weeks ago and finally received no restrictions!! It was like Christmas morning for me! Until today I have been walking 6 days a week and doing very light weights- this had all been cleared and been given the OK from my doctor. I was careful to not lift anything heavier than my baby or do anything that placed any kind of pressure on my abdomen. While I was grateful to be able to do some activity it just wasn't what I am used to. I love to work my body hard. I love to give 100% of me, nothing but my best!!

I started today with a test jog. I wanted to see if I could jog a mile. I worked out my whole pregnancy, but around 34 weeks I gave up running, it just became too uncomfortable. I gave it a go this morning and made it! 9:37 sec! While this is over 2 minutes slower than my normal pace it was a start!! I had no pain when running, nothing was uncomfortable and I felt free! I felt like me!!! It was wonderful! The remaining 30 min I spent doing walk jog intervals. The humidity was so high today so I came home literally drenched in sweat and I loved it!!!

I decided to go lower body today with weights. Best thing I did when pregnant was create my own home gym, it is nothing fancy but it is enough to get a good workout while the baby is so young and it also gives me a reason to not have any excuses to workout. I upped my weight today, still not close to my normal but it was nice to not feel restricted.

I missed my workouts so much! I am so glad that I am back!!!