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It’s Pumpkin Season at CPMFitness …

It’s Pumpkin Season at CPMFitness …

It’s Pumpkin Season and what better way to celebrate with this delicious risotto recipe!

Coffee Houses, Grocery Stores, Restaurants are all promoting their delicious pumpkin drinks, meals, and dessert,

I couldn’t help but release one of my favorite Pumpkin Fit Chic meals!

Ingredients:

1/2 onion, diced

1/2 bell pepper, diced

1 head of cauliflower, riced in food processor (or buy microwavable cauliflower rice)

1/2 cup vegetable stock

1 3/4 cups pumpkin puree (you can use canned)

2/3 cup coconut creamer

2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup of almond flour

dash of sage (optional)

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

coconut oil

*optional parmesan cheese

Directions:

Chop the cauliflower and pulse in food processor until […] Read more

My Top Stretching Exercises for Fall and the Whole Life Challenge ….

My Top Stretching Exercises for Fall and the Whole Life Challenge ….

With a new season upon us and mobility being a key component of the Whole Life Challenge its a great time to find a new focus get realigned and feeling good for Fall. If your feeling “a little under the weather” or even overwhelmed or stress, taking time to practice these poses below will be the best thing for your mind and your body.

Here are my favorite transitional poses for the Fall season to keep you feeling great on the inside and out!

#1 Standing Forward Fold: Focus on grounding the legs and feet; also use breath and Uddiyana Bandha to go allow […] Read more

Three Top Priorities for Your Health and Fitness ….

Three Top Priorities for Your Health and Fitness ….

Starting a workout program or challenge can be intimidating, nerve racking, and feel overwhelming at first.

Succeeding with that same program and turning it into a lifestyle can be even harder.

Because if it was easy, everyone would do it. Right?!

The success with our Health and FITness has to due with much more than just the physical but more to do with the non-physical. There are three main areas to address in making exercise a life long habit.

Physical: The physical issues are the most popular and usually the first type of goals/reasons we think about when we start on a FITness program. The physical […] Read more

Top 5 Items to Keep In Your CPM Gym Bag ….

Top 5 Items to Keep In Your CPM Gym Bag ….

Now that the weather is changing and spring is in the air … It is time to make some much needed adjustments to our gym bags.

Here is a list of must haves for you to have in your gym bag at all times this Spring:

#1 Larabar or RX Bar – When you are running to the gym sometimes you need a little pick me up before your workout. This is the perfect snack to have to get you pumped and ready to crush it! Or if you are famished after you can have a little snack to keep you alive. 

#2 […] Read more

10 Rules to Keep You Successful for the Whole Life Challenge

10 Rules to Keep You Successful for the Whole Life Challenge

As a gym we are about to embark on a wonderful lifestyle challenge Called WLC (Whole Life Challenge)  

Most people love a challenge especially when the fall starts and the nutrition becomes a priority again.

The reason this one is so effective is it is more of a 7 daily habits challenge. A wellness approach to your overall health.

The categories include:

Nutrition

Mobilize

Well-being

Hydrate

Exercise

Sleep 

Reflect 

I had the opportunity to do this challenge 2 years ago. I was hesitant at first as nutrition challenges in the past have been

Here was my big take aways from the WLC, and why I believe you should definitely join the group.

10. […] Read more

A HUGE Thank You To All the CPM’ers

A HUGE Thank You To All the CPM’ers

This 5 year Anniversary Party was definitely one for the record books!

It was great on so many levels. So many of you came out to celebrate the Mello boys and 5 Years of Fun @ CPM!

We felt so blessed, grateful, and honored to have each and everyone of you there.

There were lots of laughs, memories made, and a creation of one of the biggest diaper walls I have ever seen.

When Chris and I got home that night, and unloaded the freight of diapers and gifts for the boys we stood stoically looking at what a blessing […] Read more

What’s in Mr and Mrs CPM’s Fridge?

If you are at all like me, I am such a visual learner. If I can see it, I feel I can attain it! 

So I decided to make a quick video for you all and go into a “Fit Chic’s Fridge”. 

Nothing glamorous but it shows the Tupperware’s, meals for the week and condiments I like to use. 

It can be very simple especially if you have my ebook 30 Meals 30 minutes or less. To help you stay on track right from the beginning of the week! 

TODAY’S WORKOUT

5 Rounds for Time:
800m Run
15 DB Thrusters
15 Pullups

Posted By: Annie

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Fit Chic’s Top 5 Memories Of CPM …

Fit Chic’s Top 5 Memories Of CPM …

I can’t we are celebrating 5 years of fun and fitness at CPM!! It has been such an amazing journey and I feel so blessed to share in these years with such an amazing community!

There have been so many amazing events, workouts, and festivities, that it is hard to put it all in one box. So here are 5 memorable (in no specific order)

#1 Power Monkey Seminar – Here is my blog on all the wonderful takeaways from a very memorable weekend!

#2 CPM Bowling Christmas Party – The sweatsuit bowling party was one for the record books! […] Read more

From Successful to Unsuccessful Habits …

From Successful to Unsuccessful Habits …

Last week I talked about My 3 biggest success’s that have been game changers in my life.

This week I am going to the opposite end of the spectrum to talk about the 3 unhealthy habits in my life keeping me from ultimate success.

When you are aware of the roadblocks and barriers, you are able to solve these issues move around them and take your life and your goals to the next level.

#1 Distractions from Social Media: I am so distracted by social media. I will go on the socials to post, follow up etc …. and an hour later I […] Read more

A Habits That Make Me A Successful Fit Chic …

A Habits That Make Me A Successful Fit Chic …

3 Habits That Make Me Successful:

When Mr. CPM sent me this topic for discussion this week, I knew exactly where to go with it!

For me what has made me the most successful is sticking to my 3 habits in my life that make me the most centered, feel the best, and get me to my “Super Why” the most efficiently.

#1 Start My Day with Morning Meditation:
The first thing I do when I get out of bed in the morning is 3 Full Sun Salutations. It puts my breath in focus right from the start and allows […] Read more

Fit Chic Restaurant Rules to Live By ..

Fit Chic Restaurant Rules to Live By ..

July is the most traveled month for most of our members. Family trips, tournaments, races, etc… Leave us on the road with no direction on foods to eat.

Well have no fear! I got your back! Here are my favorite Restaurant Rules to keep you healthy and happy on your fun Summer Getaways.

Common questions I get asked:

“How do I stay healthy when I go out to eat?”
“I don’t know what to substitute for my unhealthy side dishes?”
“I will NOT give up my social life for a diet!”

Here are some great Rules to Live By When Eating Out so you […] Read more

The Fit Chic’s “Why” to Workouts

The Fit Chic’s “Why” to Workouts

I ask my clients constantly what they want, What is there “Super Why”, and what keeps them coming back.

I get answers from all over the board. ” I want to loose weight”. “I want to stay healthy for my kids”. “I want to crush a race”. etc … Most people forget the “why” and they just start going thru the motions. This is where I find the workouts or working out in general can get boring and mundane.

I have been an avid workout person for most of my life. First it was sports, then it was teaching fitness/Personal Training etc… […] Read more

Fit Chic Coffee Protein Shake …

Fit Chic Coffee Protein Shake …

This is an amazing shake that is perfect for breakfast on the go! It gets your metabolism going a great protein balance to start your day and it’s ready in minutes!

Now you can have your breakfast and coffee in one!

Ingredients: 

1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 banana

1 scoop of almond butter

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

6 oz brewed cold coffee

6 oz unsweetened vanilla almond, coconut, or cashew milk

1 cup ice

Directions

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until desired consistency is reached.

If smoothie is too thick add more milk if it is too runny grab more ice and reblend.

Enjoy!

Today’s Workout is…

Part […] Read more

A BiG CPM Announcement …

A BiG CPM Announcement …

Chris and I are proud to announce we will be introducing two new members to the CPM Family in October!

Chris and I are expecting two loving boys this Fall and can’t wait for you all to meet them!

As many of you know, Chris and I have had a long journey to get to this point and we feel so very blessed and thankful to have such a supportive, encouraging, loving community!

Thank you for all the prayers . We felt them and continue to feel them as we get one step closer each day to the greatest two gifts we could […] Read more

Top 5 Embarrassing CPM Questions You Are Too Afraid to Ask …

Top 5 Embarrassing CPM Questions You Are Too Afraid to Ask …

Being in the health and fitness industry for 16 plus years I have seen it all, heard it all, and experienced a lot of it myself as well!

Here are the most common questions most are thinking to ask but too afraid to bring it up.

#1 What if I have to go to the Bathroom during class: 

Do your best to visit the restroom before or after class, but sometimes when you gotta go you gotta go. No need to tell the coaches or apologize, just politely leave the room trying to not make a scene and then just hop right back in where […] Read more

Fit Chic Bacon Chicken Salad …

It is sometimes very difficult to find quick and easy protein fixes.

This one is so easy and it is great leftover too!

Ingredients
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or canned chicken breast
1/2 cup of cooked bacon bits
1/2 cup Mayo (just mayo or primal mayo)
2 scallions green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup of diced celery
1/4 cup of diced cherry tomatoes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 teaspoons of dijon mustard
1/4 tsp of creole seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
In a large bowl combine chicken, mustard, and mayo stirring until mixed completely.

Slice the green onions, bacon, and tomatoes and throw into chicken mixture. Top with garlic, creole, and […] Read more

A French Toast Favorite

A French Toast Favorite

I made this for our staff meeting this past Saturday morning, and it was so good the coaches went for seconds!
It is delicious and tastes great left over!

Ingredients
1 loaf Udi’s Gluten Free Raisin Bread
8 eggs
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup heavy cream half and half would work too
1/4 cup organic palm sugar
1/2 cup brown coconut sugar (or organic brown sugar)
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup unsalted grass-fed butter or earth balance cold and cut into small squares
1 cup of Real Grade B (if you can find) Maple Syrup

Directions:
Spray a […] Read more

An Eggcellent Pancake Casserole …

An Eggcellent Pancake Casserole …

Sunday’s are my day for creation in the kitchen … Two of the best sunday treats are eggs and pancakes!

So why not combine the two to make a delicious crockpot dish that you can continue to enjoy thru the week.

It takes about 5 -10 minutes to make and will be done in 4 hours. I cooked mine the night before and kept it warming overnight and it tasted great. You could also put it in the fridge and reheat in the morning.

Ingredients: 

1 cup Paleo or Gluten Free pancake mix

1/2 cup water

1/2 vanilla coconut creamer or nut milk 

1/3 cup of melted coconut oil

1 tsp of vanilla […] Read more

The Benefits of Static Holds in Workouts and in Life ….

Thursday we will be doing a workout that consists of all static holding for different positions ..

Handstands
Squat
Hollow Hold
Bar Hang

Why did I program this you ask?

Well you all know I am the “Why” Girl so here is your answer …

Static exercises, also known as “Isometrics”, are a form of exercise where the body performs little to no movement while contracting its muscles.
Key benefits of static training are:

1. Increased muscular endurance – Static training is very taxing on your CNS (Central Nervous System). This occurs very quickly while performing static holds. Which is why you notice that you […] Read more

Fit Chic Pesto Chicken Bites …

Fit Chic Pesto Chicken Bites …

This recipe is very easy to make and tastes delicious (especially the next day)! I really enjoyed it over spaghetti squash or over some romaine lettuce leaves.
 
Ingredients
 
2 1⁄2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1⁄2 inches chunks;
4 cloves garlic, minced;
3 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped;
2 tbsp of melted grass-fed butter or coconut oil
1/4 cup of pesto
1/2 cup of almond flour
1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
1⁄2 cup free range chicken broth
 
Directions:

Place the butter, garlic, rosemary, and lemon juice into a large skillet until the garlic is slightly browned (2-3 minutes).

Next add the chicken breast chunks and allow to cook over […] Read more