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Follow Your Dreams

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imageHi Fit Chicks! I apologize for being absent on my blog this past week, but I have been studying for my Group Fitness certification exam and guess what?! I PASSED! This past Friday I took my exam and passed! I’m still in shock! I had been studying hard the past six months and trust me, it’s not a walk in the park- piece of cake-kinda thing! BUT, if you truly want something bad enough you will do whatever it takes to get there and this is a huge accomplishment to me.

I’m very excited to be certified through ACE (American Council on Exercise) Fitness and there are many more awesome certifications through nationally recognized exercise associations and organizations. (If you are looking to become a fitness instructor, I would recommend doing research first or if you have any questions about doing it through ACE, ask me and I’ll be happy to tell you about it!)

Before my exam,  I came across a quote that read “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” This was so true for me after I found out I had passed my certification exam! I was so scared I was not going to pass the entire time, but seeing “Congratulations” flash across the screen at the end of my exam made it all worth it! It goes to show you hard work with anything will pay off!

I wanted to be in the fitness and health industry to help others live a healthy and happy lifestyle and this certification is just another step toward my dreams of helping others. I enjoy teaching my clients at work & thankful for the experience I have been receiving through training and teaching classes, as well as putting on a six-week bikini bootcamp this past summer. All in all, I hope this inspires you to go after your dreams, whatever they may be! With hard work and dedication, drive and passion, you CAN do it all and believe in yourself! That is the most important thing is to believe in what you can do! Never give up! So, what’s next on the fitness agenda for me?! Getting certified in TRX this September and starting my certification on life coaching/nutrition! Eeek! Thanks fit chicks for supporting my dreams! Xoxo

Tuesday Tip Of The Week

How To Add More Greens Into Your Diet

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When it comes to having a healthy lifestyle, vegetables play a huge part- especially leafy, green vegetables. While it’s easy to grab pre-packaged foods for a meal or a snack because we secretly dread veggies, we may be missing out on all the health benefits vegetables have to offer us. Not only are leafy greens low in calories, full of nutrients and minerals, they are also a great way to help us lose weight, and cut down on fats that are found in processed foods. Greens also fight diseases such as cancer, and keep your immune system high as well as aid in digestion.

If you’re still not a fan of greens after reading those benefits or if somebody in your family thinks greens are ‘icky’, there are ways you can secretly add in greens into yours or your loved ones diet. Check out some of my favorite recipes below that are so tasty you’ll forget you’re actually eating greens:

 

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*Photo Cred: Apple-Of-My-Eye.com

(Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles)

FREE Workout Printables Move It Monday

NEW DECK OF CARDS CARDIO ROUTINE

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It’s Monday once again which means a NEW workout routine is here! Today I am bringing to you your NEW, Deck It Out Cardio 2! Just like the first Deck It Out Cardio routine, this one will be sure to keep that hear rate up, burn major calories, and tone up your entire body! All you need is a deck of cards! Below is your routine! Print it out with you, or save it in your mobile for easy access! Now, who’s ready to “deck it out” Fit Chicks? :)

  • For High Knees & Bicycle Crunches it’s per side for whatever the rep is on the card :) index

 

 

*Download HERE.

"Why Eat This?" Wednesday

Healthy Breakfast “Pizza”

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Happy Hump Day! Hope you all are liking your new workout routine from this past Monday as well as Tuesday’s new ‘Tip Of The Week’. Today is ‘Why Eat This’ Wednesday so I am bringing to you today a brand new, healthy recipe that is also you new featured recipe of the week: Eggwhite Pizza!

Of course, it’s not real pizza, but it’s still delicious and best of all, it’s HEALTHY which is a major plus in my book if you ask me! I even added spinach to my eggwhites to give me even more nutrients to start my day! Though it’s not real tomato sauce, salsa works just fine plus it has 0 fat! Check out the recipe below and let me know if you make this next time for breakfast! You will love this new recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of eggwhites
  • 1 cup of spinach (raw)
  • 2-3 Tbsp of salsa ( i like it HOT!)

Recipe:

  • Cooke eggwhites and spinach together
  • Do not chop of the eggwhites unless you want to make scrambled eggs (which then defeats the purpose of it being a pizza! ;) )
  • Flip it with a large spatula and let it cook through
  • Place on plate and top with salsa
  • Enjoy your healthy breakfast pizza

 

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Move It Monday

KETTLEBELL HIIT

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Happy Monday Fit Chicks! I hope you are ready for a new workout routine that’ll get your heart pumping and muscles burning- in a good way of course! A lot of you requested a kettlebell routine & HIIT, so why not put them together? Introducing your NEW- Fit Chick KettleBell HIIT! Below I have attached a FREE printable you can download as well as a video of what each of the moves looks like! (Please excuse the blur!!)

Perform this routine 3-4 rounds through! This is a great workout to do at the gym or even right in the middle of your living room! Get ready to break up a sweat! All you need is a kettlebell, some water, maybe some good music to keep your motivated and you are ready to go! Let’s HIIT it Fit Chicks! :)

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Thirsty Thursday

Easy Iced Coffee

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I always say even when living a healthy lifestyle you can have your coffee AND drink it, too! It’s Thirsty Thursday after all so what better day than today to share with you my easy-to-make iced coffee drink! This iced coffee only involves THREE ingredients, and it’s dairy free! See the recipe below:

  • 1-2 cups of coffee
  • 1 cup of Silk (unsweetened) almond milk
  • 1-2 packets of Truvia or Stevia

*Mix it all together, add some ice and you have yourself a cool, iced coffee! :)

Enjoy!

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