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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

Fit Chic Enchilada Steak Bake

Fit Chic Enchilada Steak Bake

Tomorrow is Taco Tuesday.

I love themes and I keep them throughout the week in order to make my menu easy and efficient to follow.

I follow Crockpot Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Gourmet Wednesdays, Left Over Thursdays, and Fun Food Friday.

This a fun recipe the whole family will enjoy. The best part is it tastes even better leftover!

Ingredients:

1 red bell peppers, cut into long thin slices

1 green pepper, cut into long thin slices

1 28 oz can of green or red enchilada sauce ( I love green sauce)

1 6 oz can of diced green chilies

1/2 head of cauliflower, cut […] Read more

Fit Chic Pumpkin Bars… Post WLC Delisciousness

Fit Chic Pumpkin Bars… Post WLC Delisciousness

This is the perfect Fall treat that will make the whole family swoon. These are great for parties, Thanksgiving dinners, or maybe for a special treat. They are just as easy to make as they are to taste. You can also freeze them for up to a month and have as a grab and go to soothe that sweet tooth craving!

Ingredients
2 cups almond flour or Gluten Free Flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3 teaspoons of cinnamon
¼ cup almond butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
¼ cup coconut palm sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut creamer […] Read more

Fit Chic Pizza Soup for the Cozy Fall Weather

Fit Chic Pizza Soup for the Cozy Fall Weather

I love that we are approaching crockpot season. It is so easy, effective, and delicious. Here is one that is so easy, tastes amazing, and very easy to freeze to enjoy later!

Ingredients: 

12 oz chicken sausage (I used aidells brand)

4 oz uncured pepperoni

1 25 oz jar marinara (I like Raos brand)

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil

1/2 red onion, diced

1 cup of mushrooms cut in halves

1 3oz can sliced black olives

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1/2 tsp of rosemary

1/2 tsp of thyme

2-3 cloves of garlic powder

1 tablespoon of pesto

1/2 cup of parmesan cheese (0ptional)

Directions: 

In a large crockpot, combine the […] Read more

Fit Chic Pumpkin Protein Shake .. .

Fit Chic Pumpkin Protein Shake .. .

This is the perfect way to start your morning! It is quick, delicious, and has all the ingredients to keep you feeling great throughout the day!

Ingredients
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond, coconut, cashew milk
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon honey (omit if you don’t need)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 banana
Ice

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a blender and process until well combined.

Enjoy!

Today’s Workout is…

Part A:
EMOTM 8
1 DB Squat Clean + 1 Jerk
Add a rep each round

AMRAP 18
18 DB Overhead Lunge
18 Push Ups
36 Doubles

Posted By: Annie

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When There’s A Will There’s A Way….

When There’s A Will There’s A Way….

I am fascinated by what the mind can do. We are able to accomplish and achieve so much more than we ever thought possible, and once we start to unlock that power your results and potential are infinite!

I was reading a great article in Vanity Fair about Jay Z’s Life. He came from literally nothing and had all the odds stacked against him but he didn’t let that keep him from being one of the biggest Business Moguls in the world! Not just in the rap world, but the Business world as well. He could have had every excuse in the […] Read more

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