Keeping ‘it’ Consistent…

Keeping ‘it’ Consistent…

We are right smack in the middle of our CPM Wired to Eat Challenge. And like all challenges do it gets me thinking about the psychology of success and winning.

It’s so funny how our human brain is wired to resist change or challenges…
-We are creatures of habit. The real challenge is getting out of our comfort zone.
-If left up to us we would choose the path of least resistance.
-We all have great intentions. But being intentional is the tough part.
-Paralysis by Analysis. We OVERTHINK everything!

As the group finds their new rhythm with the challenge in full swing I’ve noticed what […] 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

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 23-27

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 23-27

You Don’t Get It
BY WISHING

Monday: We start off the week with a little mobility training followed by 16-min AMRAP of Dips, Pull-ups, Squats and Running. ?

Tuesday: (Strength Day)  Part A: 1-RM Overhead Squat followed by a row sandwich filled with 5-rounds of more OH squats and doubles. ❤️

Wednesday: We have lots of fun things planned for today—it’s Chipper Wednesday! Movements you can expect to perform include some medium length runs, rope climbs, handstand push-ups, burpees, pistols and rowing. 

Thursday: (Strength Day)  I am really excited for today. We start with a 3-RM Deadlift build-up and end with the “Flight Simulator”. It’s going to be […] Read more

Switch It Up A Little!

Switch It Up A Little!

I’m Struggling…

to workout. It doesn’t happen to me often but it happens. These past couple months it’s been tough to squeeze everything in. Family, work, lifting, workouts, sleep. You get my point. I find myself feeling less and less motivated to workout. I can honestly say that has happened very few times since I was 20 years old. Even after having my babies, I couldn’t wait to head out the door for a run. Nothing was going to stop me!

So why now? I’m not sure. But I do know it means I have to switch things up. I really like […] Read more

A Mod Squad Special Announcement!

A Mod Squad Special Announcement!

Get ready to elevate your yoga!

When I first started doing the Mod Squad videos, my primary goal was to try and help as many people as I could.  Yoga can be intimidating and I wanted to make sure people felt like yoga was accessible to them and beneficial as well (there is a method to all my yoga madness).  The videos are doing just that!  I really love and enjoy the feedback I have received, but it still feels like something is missing.  And what might that be you ask, well the personal touch!

I want to be able to talk, […] Read more

Who’s Got Time for that?!?

Who’s Got Time for that?!?

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

Time has been on my mind as of late. I heard that the older you get the faster it goes. Maybe there’s something to that. One of the most empowering things I have done is do a time study for a week. Beyond the objective measuring of time here are some subjective topics that can equip and empower you to play the game of life at a higher level.

Hitting the snooze button: You have less time than you think you do. […] 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

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 16-20

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 16-20

Create Healthy Habits not Restrictions! 

Monday: Who’s ready for Cardio Monday?!? Hope you all said yes as we have a goodie in store for you to start the week. It’s a 1-mile run, 300-doubles and a 2K row. The good news is you choose how you break it up. ?

Tuesday: (Strength Day)  Part A: 1-RM Power Clean. Part B: An AMRAP ladder couplet of power cleans and box jumps— with a surprise ending!?

Wednesday: Death by Wednesday:-) Wallball is the movement of choice. Once you have recovered from this we have some running, toes to bar, rowing and DB snatches. 

Thursday: We start with a little Tabata this […] Read more

Wired to Eat Challenge: One Week Down!

Wired to Eat Challenge: One Week Down!

What’s the Real Challenge?

I received several questions about the Wired to Eat Challenge last week. Mostly regarding the nutrition requirements. Why only 15 meals? What makes it a compliant meal? Is it enough to only eat 15 clean meals each week? All great questions but I’m not going to answer them in this blog 😉 What I am going to do is share with you how I am challenging myself with the Wired to Eat Challenge.

First of all, 15 compliant meals isn’t really a challenge. I do that every week already. The 75 minute window does make my meal interesting […] 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

4th Quarter FITness Blitz

4th Quarter FITness Blitz

The clock is ticking. We’re already halfway through the 2nd week of the 4thquarter of 2017 (can you believe it?!). For too many gym enthusiasts (or gym wanna be’s:-), this is the quarter that will make or break their year. If you’re in this camp, keep reading for what you need to be doing.

Unfortunately, I’m sharing this from first-hand experience, having spent too many years part of multiple gyms over the years (globo, 2 CrossFIT in 2 states, and now CPM) that didn’t start thinking about making their health a priority until the new year… Problem is it can become a viscous […] 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

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 9 – Oct 13

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 9 – Oct 13

BELIEVE IN
YOURSELF.

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: 1RM Snatch followed by a 13-minute AMRAP couplet of snatches and doubles! Get ready for the Heart Rate to skyrocket!! ?

Tuesday: We start off the day with some Ab work in a 3-minute AMRAP of sit-ups and slamballs. This is followed by 5-rounds of running, box jumps and wall balls. ❤️  

Wednesday: Muscle up Wednesday! First up is a 10-minute warm-up that includes ring rows, dips and cleans. Then we dive into Part B where we get to have a little fun with muscle ups (C2B pull-ups) paired with a power clean build-up and some running to start and […] Read more

More Than Just Members

More Than Just Members

When Members Have to Leave

It makes me really sad (I mean REALLY sad) when we lose a member at CPM. I have gotten very close to many of our members over the past 4 years. I look forward to having them in class, chatting with them, hanging out with them and working out with them. So when I hear that someone is leaving CPM to either move away or just take a break, I take it to heart. It is hard not to.

I had Jack in class for the last time…. ? ? ?  I think back to coaching my 6:30 […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Pyramid

The Mod Squad – Pyramid

Fun with yoga shapes!

Pyramid is on my list of poses that I like to regularly incorporate into class.  It partners so nicely with Triangle pose and really allows you to get a great lower body stretch.

I love that Pyramid is the perfect pose for props, and I actually think you get more from this stretch by adding them.  So what are you waiting for?  Check out the video and start letting this amazing pose work for you!

 

 

It is time to bring some booze to your yoga practice!  That’s right, Wine Down Yoga is back!!  Look for more information to come, […] Read more

It’s About to Go Down; #challengeCallOut

It’s About to Go Down; #challengeCallOut

Our “Wired to Eat” Challenge starts this Friday!

This is unlike any challenge we have done in the history of CPMFITness (est 2013).

At the (successful) completion of this challenge you achieve the following…
*Turn off Cravings
*Rewire your appetite for Weight Loss
*Determine the Foods that work for you EXACTLY #personalizedNutrition

We are diving deeper into the body to how we can learn how our hormones and brain are genetically ‘wired’ to move less and eat more… huh??

Yep, the author wanted to name this book… “It’s not your fault”.

Our bodies were genetically designed to live in a different world then we walk today. By understanding where we came […] 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

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 2nd – 6th

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 2nd – 6th

A negative mind with NEVER give you a positive life!
Fall? —This is by far my favorite time of year! Pumpkins? , candles, fuzzy socks and coffee ☕️. Hope you have all enjoyed September and are ready for another month of some amazing workouts!

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: 1RM Split Jerk —off the back– followed by 6 Rounds (3 Minutes Each). Odd rounds consists of deadlifts, hang cleans and push jerks. Even rounds is max cal rowing!

Tuesday: We start off the day with some gymnastics. This is followed by a 3-round triplet of running, pull-ups and squats! ❤️  There is an option to #bassup today with […] Read more

October is Going to be Great at CPM!

October is Going to be Great at CPM!

Wired to Eat

Date: October 6th – November 11th
What: 30 Day Nutrition Challenge w/ 7 Day Carb Test
Cost: Early Bird Pricing of $50 if registered by September 30th, $60 for late registration
Prizes: Free Unlimited Month at CPM for every ten entries, Gym Merchandise Pack and Gift Certificates

The coaches have been doing a trial run of the 7 day carb test and it is LEGIT! Check out the live videos from Chris Mello this week on Facebook and notice the comments from ROBB WOLF! For real! Click HERE to find the videos.

You Need To:

Sign up for the challenge. Get your name on the boards […] 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