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A Great Recipe for Leftover Easter Eggs…

A Great Recipe for Leftover Easter Eggs…

What do you do with all the left over decorated hard-boiled eggs?

How many hard-boiled eggs can one consume until you are completely done with them.

Here is a great breakfast chili recipe to put your eggs to good use.

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef (or breakfast sausage)
1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
2 to 3 cups veggie stock2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & diced
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 cup of diced green pepper
2 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons of cilantro
1/4 cup of salsa
1/2 lb bacon
4 – 6 hard-boiled eggs (diced)
1 large avocado
1 6 oz can […] Read more

Fit Chic Easter Style

Fit Chic Easter Style

Easter is a great time to enjoy family gatherings, friends, and other festivities. and unhealthy choices….

so have no fear your Easter recipes are here.

Now you can still enjoy the amazing foods for Easter and not feel restricted at the same time!

Apple Peach Ham
Ingredients
3 pound white ham
2 large apples (I like gala)
2 yellow peaches
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon all spice
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Rinse the ham under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel and place in the middle of your roasting pan. 
Mix the coconut milk, dijon mustard, […] Read more

Peanut Butter Cup Eggs ….. Fit Chic Style

Peanut Butter Cup Eggs ….. Fit Chic Style

One of the most loved treats for Easter are the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Eggs.

Reese’s are great for all times of the year, but for some reason they taste especially delicious in the egg form.

Now you can enjoy your Easter tradition, but not the guilt to follow!

Ingredients:
3/4 cup gluten free or almond flour
3 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup nut butter of choice (I used almond butter)
3 T maple syrup1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or coconut milk)
Handful of dark cacao chocolate chips (divided)
1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil

Directions: 
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, protein powder. In a small microwave safe […] Read more

Love Sandwiches …. You Will Love This Read …

Love Sandwiches …. You Will Love This Read …

A common love for people especially over the lunch hour is the “sandwich”.
I remember my grandpa used to literally (and probably still does) turn anything and everything possible into a sandwich. It is amazing how many wonderful things you can do with just two slices of bread.
Well it is also amazing how much you can do with ingredients other than bread and still get that delicious sandwich taste and feel.I have given you some variety to experiment with different ways to make the perfect lunch time treat.

#1 Coconut Wraps –  These are great treats and taste so great you won’t even […] Read more

Why We Bench @ CPM …

Why We Bench @ CPM …

The Power of the Bench Press

Today we bench pressed … but the question some of you maybe asking is Why?

The bench press is a classic exercise, and it’s one of the best lifts you can do for you upper body.

Here are the top reasons to Feel Great about Bench Pressing today:

1. It Builds Muscle Mass which burns fat Yeah!. The bench press is a fantastic exercise for increasing muscle growth and adding some real mass to your frame. When used with the workouts, the bench press is one of the most effective upper body muscle builders out there.

2. Increase Push Strength. […] Read more

Why We Front Squat CPM … and A Very Special Happy Birthday!

Why We Front Squat CPM … and A Very Special Happy Birthday!

First I must wish our very own Emily Plucker a Happy Happy Birthday!

She is such a huge part of the CPM Family and we couldn’t be more thankful for her birth!

So if you get a chance to see her this week feel free to bring in nothing bundt cakes, caribou coffee, or anything from scheels!

Happy Birthday friend!

The world became a better place the day you were born! Hope you get lots of celebration, and joy on your day!

Now to The Front Squat…..

If you have been #get2thegym then you have noticed we have been front squatting […] Read more

It’s a “Bear” of a Workout

It’s a “Bear” of a Workout

The Bear Complex is an intense barbell complex that can be used to help build strength and conditioning.

The Bear Complex consists of 5 barbell exercises Power Clean, Front Squat, Push Press, Back Squat,Push Press. Perform back to back without resting. Each exercise flows into the next.

You start by power cleaning a barbell off the ground. With the barbell now resting at shoulder level perform a front squat. The third exercise in the Bear sequence is the push press. Using momentum, press the barbell over you head and lower it back down in a controlled manner to the back of […] Read more

Why We Farmer Carry at CPM

Why We Farmer Carry at CPM

The Farmer’s Carry is about as simple as an exercise can get. I said simple, not easy!

Here are some reasons why every athlete should perform farmer’s walks with a variety of loads, objects, distances, and time.

Strengthens Grip

2. You Gain Muscle Which Burns Fat

3. Increase Postural Strength

4. Enhance Core Stability

5. Maintain and Attain Shoulder Health

The Farmer’s Carry activates nearly every muscle group (hence why I like it) So Basically you get the most bang for your buck!

As a result, your […] Read more

The Art of Failing “Marriage Fit” Style

The Art of Failing “Marriage Fit” Style

Failure is not something we, as a society, often talk about ….

Not only is failure not bad, failure one of the most effective ways to learn and grow.

As a coach I always tell my clients I would much rather see you try and know you couldn’t then not try and say “maybe I could have”.  

It’s in the failure that we usually learn the most it’s in the hurt that gives us clarity and makes us stronger. 

What if we valued failure, saught out failure, and planned for a solution to it … 

For example I am going to workout first thing […] Read more

Stop Proving and Start Living CPM’ers …

Stop Proving and Start Living CPM’ers …

I recently finished a bible study based off the book: “Proven” by Jennie allen ….

It is a great study that digs deep into why we don’t need to “Prove” anything to anyone, and how living in “prove” mode is detrimental to your health and wellness.

This bible study has been very life altering for me. My whole life I have made my drive within about proving to others, my family, etc how hardworking I am. How in shape I am in .. It’s exhausting physically and mentally!

Stop living in “Prove” mode ..meaning “Proving” you have to be better than your co worker, out […] Read more

Good Vs. Perfection …

Good Vs. Perfection …

What happens when you miss your goal by an inch?

Or, you don’t quite make it through your day without making a “mistake”.

What does that last inch represent?

Here is a great podcast to help you sort through when Good is Good enough and Perfection is actually keeping you from success.

Today’s Workout is…

For Time:
25 Cal Row
25 Pull Ups
then…

7 Rounds
35 Doubles
9 DB Hang Clean & Jerk
then…

25 Pull ups
25 Cal Ro

Posted By: Annie

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Find Motivation Thru Fitness

Find Motivation Thru Fitness

Wikipedia’s definition of Motivation states:

Motivation is a psychological feature that arouses an organism to act towards a desired goal and elicits, controls, and sustains certain goal-directed behaviors. It can be considered a driving force; a psychological one that compels or reinforces an action toward a desired goal.

As many of my readers know, I am fascinated with what drives and motivates people day in and day out. How can some find the motivation to be a Navy Seal while others can barely find motivation to get off the couch?

Furthermore, once you are motivated how do you continue to keep pressing on and […] Read more

Keep Your Goals Simple CPM …

Keep Your Goals Simple CPM …

Goals are on every one’s mind right now. We all have heard the term “New Year New You” but what exactly does that mean?

Are we making our goals too difficult?

Do you even know the reason on the super why of the goals?

Do you have any idea what it takes to get the goal at hand or are you just writing it down on a piece of paper because it sounds good?

Check out our latest Podcast @ Marriage Fit Episode 12 where we dive in to simplifying your goals

You Won’t Want to Miss This One .. […] Read more

Be Vulnerable CPM!

Be Vulnerable CPM!

When you hear the word “Vulnerable” How does that word make you feel?

What do you equate that word to?

Strength?

Weakness?

Find out our take as you dive in to This Podcast from Two Girls and Some Thoughts …

Today’s Workout is…

AMRAP 30
30 Push-ups
40 Double Unders
20 DB Thrusters
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30-sec Handstand Hold
40 Double Unders
20 DB Hang Clean and Jerks
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30 Deficit Lunges
40 Double Unders
20 DB Snatches

Posted By:Annie

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Fit Foods For a Tight Tummy …

Fit Foods For a Tight Tummy …

You’ve all hear the phrase “abs are made in the kitchen”.

And that couldn’t be more true!

Eating healthy, clean foods are the key ingredients to losing weight and tightening up in all the right areas.

Add these tasty foods to your repertoire and get the results you are looking for in 2019.

Salmon – It is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which is beneficial for fat loss. This lean protein is great for the joints and is low in calories, too, so you can feel healthy and happy.
Avocado – The fat contained in the avocado not only helps reduce […] Read more

A Fit Chic Year in Review…

A Fit Chic Year in Review…

Since it is the Eve of the New Year, I love to sit and evaluate the last year in my life. Chris and I like to refer to it as the “year in review”.

I look  at all of the events that took place over the course of the year and then I rate them.

-Top 5 accomplishments of 2018:

-Top 5 areas of growth:

-Top 5 areas I need to work on for 2019:

-Top 5 events I learned the most from:

-Top 5 memories:

-Top 5 people in my life:

etc…

I do this and then I begin to reflect on all that I have done and all […] Read more

Christmas Traditions at CPMFITness

Christmas Traditions at CPMFITness

I am a BIG fan of tradition. I think it is so great to hear the different ways families, cultures, and countries celebrate Christmas. Here is a fun article telling you about 5 unique Christmas Traditions from Around the World.

Here is my family Christmas tradition:

We are a Scandinavian family so we have kept the Norwegian tradition alive. We begin our celebration on Christmas Eve. We have a traditional Scandinavian meal that consists of Swedish Meatballs, mashed potatoes, lefse (which is a potato based tortilla) and Leutefisk (a white cod soaked in lye); this is not a fan favorite […] Read more

CPM Gifts Under $25 ….

CPM Gifts Under $25 ….

If you’re shopping for the fitness buff this year, I’ve got good news. You can give some great fitness gifts without breaking the bank. It can be hard to find gifts for everyone on your list, but it’s definitely a lot simpler when you have these trusty go to’s. The following list includes affordable items that will make your love one healthy and happy.

Here are my top 5 Fit Chic Picks for 2018
Jump Rope – It is the perfect gift that will keep on giving. It is a great workout tool that doesn’t take up a lot of space but gives […] Read more

7 No Excuse Workouts for the Holiday Season …

7 No Excuse Workouts for the Holiday Season …

One of the biggest excuses people have for not working out over the holidays is that they just don’t have the time.

So Here are some quick effective workouts you can do over the next month when you’re totally stressed out and don’t have a lot of time.

Each of these workouts can be done without any equipment. In your home, at a families house, or even in the airport. So now you don’t have to trek to the gym to get the workout you are looking for and need.

The workouts themselves range from four minutes long to 10 minutes—so no matter […] Read more

Stay CPMFIT This Holiday Season …

Stay CPMFIT This Holiday Season …

Now that the holiday season is here, we have many added events, stresses, and reasons to get ourselves off track and lose focus on what our ultimate goal at hand is.

The holiday stats on weight gain are astounding and inexcusable. The average american gains 1 pound on Thanksgiving and never, I repeat never looses it. An even more gut wrenching (literally and figuratively). This same american that gains 1 lb on turkey day will gain up to 9 lbs, and the weight will NEVER come off!

Don’t let this be you Fit Ones!

Why do we use the holidays as an excuse […] Read more