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Top 5 Fitness Gifts for 2017 …

Top 5 Fitness Gifts for 2017 …

Christmas is 27 days away, and I am always looking for the perfect gift that keeps on giving!

Here are my top 5 favorite fitness gifts to give to your friends, loved ones, co-workers etc …

#1 Apple Watch Series 3 Nike Edition – With features like built-in GPS and altimeter, Apple Watch Nike+ is designed to help you take your run to the next level. You can even pair your watch wirelessly with compatible gym equipment. Automatically sync your playlists for more motivation. And because Apple Watch Nike+ is swimproof, you can take a post-run dip in the pool

#2 Sol Republic Wireless […] Read more

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff CPM …

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff CPM …

Here is a list of challenges we face which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them.

Now is your change to stop sweating the small stuff and start focusing on the things in life that really matter and make a big impact. Starting today we will give up on […] Read more

Thanksgiving Tips for Time

Thanksgiving Tips for Time

Tomorrow is the day .. It is Thanksgiving and while most people already have their turkeys in the oven sides prepped and ready to bake and pies done ready to serve; You have nothing and are scrambling to put something together.

Well have no fear, Fit Chic is here …

Here are some great Thanksgiving Recipes in a pinch that will keep you the life of the party without anyone knowing how long it did take.

#1 Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients
2 cloves of minced garlic
 medium chopped yellow onion
2 T grass fed butter or ghee
6 cups butternut squash ( I used frozen pre cut squash)
15 oz […] Read more

CPM’s Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks…

CPM’s Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks…

It is the infamous day where we gather around the table with family and friends and partake in some delicious delicacies. We then watch football, go to movies, play games, etc… all while usually consuming more yummy treats … By the time you hit the pillow you feel like one big stuffed turkey!

Here are 5 simple tips to stay on track and not over indulge this Turkey day…..

1. Eat a Good Healthy Breakfast – Many of us do not eat as we want to “Save up for dinner”. This is a big mistake, as you will then gorge on the bad […] Read more

Holiday Cheer? .. On Two Girls and Some Thoughts ..

Holiday Cheer? .. On Two Girls and Some Thoughts ..

Do you feel stressed out,  can you feel your shoulders already rising?

Have no fear Annie and Ebeth are here to share some tips and tricks to keep that holiday stress under control and to ensure your holidays are cheery.

Once you listen to this podcast  

You will have all the resources you need to make this Holiday season the best one yet!

The O-Board Says…

A. EMOTM for 10min
ODD; 5 Snatch
EVEN; 5 Overhead Squat

B. 3 Rounds for Time: (18min cap)
10 Squat Snatch
100 Double Unders//30 Box Jumps

Posted By: Annie

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CPM Dare to Compare Yourself to YOURSELF!

CPM Dare to Compare Yourself to YOURSELF!

For most of us, we are so focused on what everyone around us is doing i.e. people concerned about looking like others in the gym, people having better jobs than you, smarter, better looking, healthier etc….

But what about comparing ourselves to us???

When we opened our first gym,  I was so concerned about what everyone else was doing that it took a big shoulder injury to realize it didn’t matter. What mattered (and this was much more powerful) was hitting the goals I created for myself. If you look at life, there are people who become millionaires at 26, and then there are people who never do…

Does that mean […] Read more

Top 5 Fit Tips to Get The Halloween Candy Out of The House ……

Top 5 Fit Tips to Get The Halloween Candy Out of The House ……

Halloween is over and now you have the “Candy Wrath” All Over the House!

Here are some great tips and tricks to get the candy out of the house and keep you and your family healthy and happy all in one!

1.Switch Witch: I love this! 5 -7 nights after Halloween, when the kids have enjoyed plenty of their favorite fun-sized candy bars, the Switch Witch comes to the house . She takes away the remaining candy and in its place, she switches it for a toy that the child has been wanting. My kids are always happy to lose the candy […] Read more

CPM Halloween Candy Stats …

CPM Halloween Candy Stats …

Halloween is upon us, and you probably already licking your chops on the delicious candy you are going to “treat” yourself with.

Before you go candy diving, read this blog to find out the nutritional content of your favorite Halloween Treat …

It might scare you away from the bucket of candy!

Best Halloween Candy Options :

Smarties: 25 cals 6g of sugar
 
Pixy Stix: 9 cals 2.1g of sugar
 
Nerds: 50 cals 12g of sugar
 
2nd Tier: If you love chocolate Choose These as your best option in the snack size versions
 
Kit Kat: 70 cals 3.6g of fat 7g of sugar
 
Milky Way: 72 cals 2.8g of […] Read more

Fit Chic Ghosts … The Perfect Treat for Halloween

Fit Chic Ghosts … The Perfect Treat for Halloween

Here is a great recipe for the Halloween Season … They are tasty and cute and the whole family will enjoy!

Ingredients: 

⅔ cup raw pecans, finely chopped

3 tablespoons 100% dark, unsweetened chocolate (chopped)

½ cup coconut butter, melted

2 tablespoons raw honey

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened

handful mini vegan chocolate chips

 Directions
Melt  chocolate slowly in a bowl over simmering water (double boiler).
Mix in the chopped pecans, 4 tablespoons of melted coconut butter, honey, and vanilla extract until all ingredients are well combined.
Scoop 1 tablespoonful of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Using your hands, shape each truffle into 1-inch […] Read more

CPM Meal Prep 101

CPM Meal Prep 101

At CPMFITness we are currently in week 3 of our “Wired to Eat” Nutrition Challenge. We have worked out most of the first week jitters, but the one thing I am still hearing from the group is “Food Prep is lacking”.

We can really over think “What to Eat” and “How to Eat” ..Life Can Always Get in the Way , but if we have a plan of attack and we are prepared, When life gives us Lemons we Will Make Lemonade!

Meal Prep does not have to take 6 hours of your Sunday afternoon, nor does it need to be daunting […] Read more

Fit Chic “Meals in Minutes” Cookbook Debut …

Fit Chic “Meals in Minutes” Cookbook Debut …

I am so excited to announce the release of my 2nd cookbook Fit Chic “Meals in Minutes”. 30 meals that take 30 minutes or less to prepare.

Many of the clients I meet with have one stipulation on why healthy eating is not working for them … “They Don’t Have Time”.

Well have no fear, Fit Chic is here!

I have created a cookbook compiled of 10 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners that you can make in a pinch!

These gluten free recipes are guaranteed to taste delicious and be ready for you in a pinch. A handy “What to Keep in your Kitchen” […] Read more

It’s Pumpkin Season CPM …

It’s Pumpkin Season CPM …

Pumpkins Pumpkins are Every where. They are fun to decorate, drink in our lattes, and to put with pie.

These are all great, but did you know there are actually a lot of health benefits in pumpkin?

Now you can have your pumpkin and eat it too …

#1 Pumpkin is For Great Weight Loss: 

Pumpkin is low in calories (49 calories in one cup). It is also high in fiber and protein, so it keeps your body full for a longer period of time.

#2 It Helps You Get Your Zzzz’s and Smile: 

Pumpkins seeds are full of tryptophan, which is an amino acid that […] Read more

10 Years and 10 Things I Learned from Mr. CPM ….

10 Years and 10 Things I Learned from Mr. CPM ….

(this is a pictures of us at our honeymoon and the bottom is of us in Mexico)

Mr CPM and I just took a 7 day trip to Riviera Maya Mexico. I had the opportunity to go to a lovely resort to teach yoga for the week and in return got to enjoy a lovely vacation with my PFL (partner for life) and celebrate 10 years since we said our “I Do’s”.

This is our first trip we have gotten to take one on one since we had our Honeymoon and it was the most amazing time ever.

In reflecting on this […] Read more

Why People Quit Do You Know Why CPM?

Why People Quit Do You Know Why CPM?

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 […] Read more

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