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Do You Need a Detox CPM?

Do You Need a Detox CPM?

I am leaving for a trip this Sunday, where I have the opportunity to go teach yoga on the beach. Naturally I want to look good for my trip, but even more I want to feel good for the trip.

So I decided to create a 5 day detox in order to feel the best I can while I am gone. It was a clean eating plan with some good green shakes, cleansing soups, and fresh salads.

For me, I noticed I had been craving sugar again, drinking more than I am used to, and having skin break outs. I knew it […] Read more

My Top 5 CPM Greatest Moments …

My Top 5 CPM Greatest Moments …

This past saturday our Gym had our 4 year anniversary celebration. We had such a wonderful time with a scavenger hunt around downtown, yummy tacos, and lots of laughs with a great community!

We took a stroll down memory lane and were reminiscing about all the great moments we have had since 2013. It really started to make me think about how many wonderful people have come to CPM and come into our lives as well.

I decided to list my top 5 most fun memories since August 2013. There are so many to choose from so these are just a special […] Read more

CPM Tips to Get Back Into the School Routine …

CPM Tips to Get Back Into the School Routine …

School is Back in session, and the Summer Habits can be tough to break! After a long, fun summer, it’s time to get back to school. But it doesn’t have to be a chore! Getting your kids back into a healthy routine before school starts can set them up for success!

Here are some Great Fit Tips to Get You and Your Kids off to a Great Start!

#1 Create a Night time Routine – From the time you get home, keep the routine similar every night. example: come home, play time for 30 to 60 minutes. Homework, dinner. Calming activities like reading a […] Read more

Congrats to Blake and Bstar on Saying “I Do” …

Congrats to Blake and Bstar on Saying “I Do” …

Two of CPM’s favorite coaches said their “I Do’s” This past Saturday …

We feel so blessed to have you be such a HUGE part of the CPM Family, and so excited for the both of you to embark on this wonderful journey of cleaving as one and living a life together.

We all have been cheering you both on throughout this whole wedding process and it was so fun to see this picture perfect day come to fruition.

I Had my Top 10 Words of Wisdom for you on my Blog Fit Chic Friday ..

We were so honored to be […] Read more

What is the Perfect Diet?

What is the Perfect Diet?

There is so much information out there. There are so many magazines, blog posts, television shows, etc … that all have conflicting views on what “Healthy” really means. Is it juicing, calorie restricting, no carb, raw food, gluten-free? All of the above or none of them?

The information out there is candy coating the ultimate problem; there’s a reason the word “die” is in diet because it’s not attainable.

For every article you read that says gluten is bad there are ten others that say it isn’t. Some articles say don’t eat after five while others say your body has no time […] Read more

Top 5 Tips to Add to Actually Lose @ CPMFITness …

Top 5 Tips to Add to Actually Lose @ CPMFITness …

We as a society are so obsessed with FAT! Every article you read, show you watch, etc .. talks about being fat, loosing fat, eating fat etc … It is enough to make you go crazy! Here are some wonderful tips to add to your routine and will make a BIG impact in your waist and in your overall health!

 # 1 Eat Before Your Workout

Eat protein before you workout and you can peel off the lbs. A study published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport showed that women who ate a high-protein meal an hour before their workout […] Read more

Fit Chic Funfetti Donuts

Fit Chic Funfetti Donuts

We had a send off treat session for one of our trainers and he LOVES Chocolate Donuts … So here is a recipe that so FUN so tasty and you won’t be a able to eat just one!

Donut Ingredients: 

1/4 cup coconut flour

2 3/4 cup rice flour or gluten free flour

1 2/3 cup coconut palm sugar

1 tablespoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup softened grass fed  butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

3-4 eggs

1 1/4 cups coconut half and half or almond milk creamer

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2/3 cup rainbow sprinkles

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350ºF or mini donut maker. and Grease donut pan  

or mini donut maker.

Mix the […] Read more

Check Out Episode #4 of “Marriage Fit”….

Check Out Episode #4 of “Marriage Fit”….

I am so excited to share episodeis ready for you. This week My husband Chris and I will be talking about:

What it takes to build a successful business and career can translated over to building a successful relationship and body.

We discuss our take on this topic and how we’ve evolved over time. How to take advantage of how we our objective vs. subjective beings. As well about breaking 4 key areas of Roles, Goals, How to Execute and Troubleshoot.

-Roles
…what do you like?
…what are you good at?
…what do you dislike?
…source it out?

-Goals
… Life Plan vs. Business Plan

-How to execute
… schedule your […] Read more

Who Knew Foods Could Relieve Anxiety and Stress CPM?

Who Knew Foods Could Relieve Anxiety and Stress CPM?

I see many of my clients struggle with anxiety, stress, and depression. What if instead of being medicated with drugs, you medicated with good nutritious foods?

Here are my top 5 foods to help relieve stress and anxiety:

1. Avocados – This superfood is fabulous for brain health and reducing anxiety. They have such good healthy fats which is great for brain function. Avocados also contain high levels of potassium and Vitamin E, C and B. Which all help the digestive system and lower blood pressure; the best medicine for relieving stress and anxiety.

2. Dark Chocolate – Who isn’t happier eating chocolate, but what […] Read more

Let’s Get Real CPM …

Let’s Get Real CPM …

I was listening to a wonderful Podcast on Lewis Howes .. He was interviewing Wilmer Valdarama about his life, career, and how he got to the place he is today. I did not know much about Wilmer, but what I found was I sucked in by his authenticity. He just was who he was and wanted to continue to work hard, set goals, and become a better person each day. In return opportunities could then be presented to him because he was open, prepared, and ready to take them on.

I often say I want to get to the point that […] Read more

20 Great Tasks To Add To Your Life CPM …

20 Great Tasks To Add To Your Life CPM …

I wanted to share the importance that these twenty items have had on my life. Keep this list close to your vision daily and read it often, as words are very powerful and the more you can keep this list in your vision the more impact it will have on your life.

I am a big advocate of looking at the glass half full, you can see the good in any situation and when you do you become so much stronger, happier, healthier, etc….

So here are 20 things I want to add to my life to keep me on a Road […] Read more

CPMFitness Gut Healing Tips …

CPMFitness Gut Healing Tips …

As soon as I start feeling  “leaky gut” coming on .. I just quickly go to my trusty resources and no longer feel discomfort.

I wish more people understood that food allergies are a warning sign that your gut is out of balance. We are all made up of 100 trillion bacteria, and when these diminish in numbers because of antibiotics or drugs, our health suffers.

So if you and your stomach/digestive tract are just not feeling up to par, try these helpful tips and tricks to get you feeling the best you have yet!

1. Kombucha – Kombucha is a wonderful probitotic and it tastes great […] Read more

CPM This is Just What the Doctor Ordered …

CPM This is Just What the Doctor Ordered …

I talk a lot about how what you need to do and who you need to become to get yourself in the best shape you desire. Sometimes it is just as good to know what NOT to do as it is to know what to do.

Why is it that people don’t become FIT?

In a country like ours, with the opportunities that we have…
Why is it that so few people reach their health and fitness goals?
Why is America getting fatter every year?
Why are more and more people signing up at gyms but ending up quitting after a month or two?

I think […] Read more

Bored of Just Plain Old Water CPM .. This Blogs for You …

Bored of Just Plain Old Water CPM .. This Blogs for You …

We all know the importance of dehydration,

When we’re properly hydrated:

We think more clearly
Our muscles work better
Our mood improves
And our bodies stay healthier

but water can get so mundane and boring. My clients are constantly ask me what else I can drink besides water to still hydrate me, but keep it spicy too …

Here are my top 5 tips to drink to change it up and keep it fresh and new.

#1 Flavored Water: Along with keeping you hydrated, sparkling water, whether flavored or plain, can also help ease stomach discomfort, nausea and bloating, Flavored water is also a great supplement for all you […] Read more

Check Out My New Fit Chic Site …

Check Out My New Fit Chic Site …

Ok CPM’ers I am so excited to announce the launch of my new Fit Chic Website. I have introduced my blog in 2011 and it has been my saving grace every since.

It has been such a wonderful outlet for me to share my recipes, thoughts, and fitness advice. I have been so blessed to have such a wonderful following and been able to help people be the “Best They Can Be”. Now I have stepped up my game and want to offer you even more health and nutrition information.

So tune in Monday and check out all the new programs I have […] Read more

Are You Feeling Fatigued CPM?

Are You Feeling Fatigued CPM?

With the hot summer month in full effect… some of us are feeling much more tired and fatigued than usual.

If this is you, here are a few possible explanations as to why, and how to turn that fatigue into feeling fantastic all summer long!

# 1 Dehydration –

With the heat to astronomical temperatures, it is very easy to forget to DRINK WATER! Water is the key ingredient to help flush out the systems toxins and replenish the body with essential vitamins and minerals. If you are feeling sluggish, light – headed, or abnormally hungry you may just need to drink […] Read more

Last Minute 4th of July Ideas from Fit Chic and KDLT

Last Minute 4th of July Ideas from Fit Chic and KDLT

Looking for last minute 4th of July recipes …

Have no fear Fit Chic and Ahtra are here …

http://www.kdlt.com/2017/07/04/healthy-4th-july-recipes-fit-chic-annie-mello/

Happy 4th of July CPM’ers …

Here is a great 4th of July Workout:
The Stars and Stripes
In 1776 seconds (29:36)
AMRAP
50 jump squats
13 burpee
50 2 ct mountain climber
13 burpees
50 dips
13 burpees
50 lunges
13 burpees
50 2 touch situp
13 burpees
50m broad jump
13 burpees

Posted By: Annie

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CPM 4th of July Recipes …

CPM 4th of July Recipes …

With the 4th of July Weekend coming up I thought it would be nice for you to have some fun, festive, fit chic recipes to choose from. So I am starting off with the first and my favorite part the appetizers and sides. These will have everyone talking and feeling great.

Festive 4th of July Potato Salad

Ingredients:

1 package small red potatoes, halved

1 package baby Dutch yellow potatoes, halved

1 package petite purple potatoes, halved

1 Cup of Paleo Mayo

1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard

5 hard-boiled eggs diced

1 stalk of celery diced

2 tablespoons of parsley

2 teaspoons of creole seasoning

2 cloves of garlic

1 small […] Read more

CPM Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Ride …

CPM Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Ride …

This week I have had the pleasure of being able to go to the lake and finish my second cookbook. This is the first time since we have opened our gym that I will take 10 days away. I am what my husband likes to call me a “freight train”. I like to go balls to the wall, never sitting, no quiet, always go go go.

This is the first time I am going to be completely by myself with no set schedule, no classes or clients to train, and not hands on in my business day to day and even […] Read more

The Benefits of Collagen @ CPMFITness …

The Benefits of Collagen @ CPMFITness …

First off what is collagen and what exactly does it do?

Collagen is a gelatinous substance found in the connective tissues—our bones, skin, ligaments, and tendons. Collagen is packed with beneficial amino acids and is a complete protein, which is why people often rave about its benefits when it comes to strengthening skin, hair, and nails.

Collagen is also an amazing way to restore gut health. “For the same reasons collagen helps repair and grow muscle tissue, it serves as an excellent nutrient source for rebuilding the rapidly dividing cells that line the interior of the gut.

So How can it help […] Read more