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

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

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

Fit Chic Raspberry, Coconut, Peach Smoothie

Fit Chic Raspberry, Coconut, Peach Smoothie

It’s Smoothie season. Nothing is more refreshing on these hot summer days than a cool sweet smoothie. It is so easy, healthy, and satisfies that sweet craving. You can have this for breakfast, lunch, or a mid day snack too.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of raspberries (frozen or fresh)
1/2 banana
1 cup of frozen peaches
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla coconut or almond milk
ice

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender
Blend all ingredients until completely smooth.
Pour into two 8-ounce glasses or one 16-ounce cup.
Enjoy!

The O-Board Says…

Part A:
EMOTM 10
1 Power Clean + 1 Front […] Read more

Memorial Day Fit Chic Recipes …

Memorial Day Fit Chic Recipes …

Memorial Day is a time to remember the honorable people who gave their lives to serve this country. It is also a time to enjoy fabulous food with family and friends.

Memorial Day food is all about the grill, the snacks, and the Great Outdoors. Knowing this I included a list of bbq, sides, and treats to give you the perfect Memorial Day Celebration.

Drinks:

Bellini Ice Tea

3 Tbsp honey

2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced

1 cup raspberries

Fresh brewed tea

Ice

*optional lemon wedges or mint leaves

Directions:
Fill a large pitcher half way full of ice. Next pour in tea and then place cut peaches and […] Read more

See the Light… Actually Go get Some!

See the Light… Actually Go get Some!

I like to get SALTY about my water… And I want everyone to do more then see the light!

Who wants to make some easy strength gains for no extra work?
How about STRONGER + Healthier Bones + have Better hormone levels??
And oh by the way burn more FAT with less effort!?!?

Well then get out of the office–> GO outside —> and get some Vitamin D.

It’s been shown that Vitamin D improves strength levels in athletes and people and you don’t have to look far to find a study to show it. Not only strength gains, but all sorts of other health benefits get involved […] Read more

CPM’s Post Workout Tips and Tricks…

CPM’s Post Workout Tips and Tricks…

These are frequent questions I hear by many of my clients…

Should I eat after a workout?
How long should I wait to eat after my workout?
What should I eat post workout?
How much should I eat etc…

These are all very good questions and here are some very good answers…

1. Should I eat after a workout?

You should ABSOLUTELY EAT … post workout nutrition is one of the most important meals to eat! You want to get nutrients to your body as soon as possible so your body can begin to repair the muscles and begin to restore nutrients back into the […] Read more

Fit Chic Fun with Cauliflower

Fit Chic Fun with Cauliflower

It’s National Nutrition Month and what a better way to celebrate than with some fun recipes to do with Cauliflower!

From Rice, to “Buffalo Wings”, Mashed Potatoes, and Incredible Mac and Cheese.

Cauliflower is a great source of Magnesium, Vitamin K, Potassium, and foliage. It also dosen’t give you the bloated “Carb Overload” feeling like the pasta and potato versions would.

Here’s the Video with all the recipes live on KDLT News ..

Check it Out:
http://www.kdlt.com/2017/03/28/saying-goodbye-carbs-fit-chic-annie-mello/

The O-Board Says…

A. AMRAP 8min
MAX Double Unders
*EMOTM 6 Goblet Squats*

B. 6 Rounds
Min 1: 10 Bench Press
Min 2: Max Hand Release Push Ups
Min 3: 100m Recovery Run
* […] Read more

I Scream You Scream For This Fit Chic Ice Cream …

I Scream You Scream For This Fit Chic Ice Cream …

I have heard some people are in The WLC , that they wanted something to curb that “small treat” craving. Well your wish is my command!

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream!

Here is the simplest ice cream recipe that is so easy, even a caveman can do it!

When I am in a pinch for a quick sweet treat this is the perfect go to snack in less than 5 minutes!

Ingredients:

1 to 2 scoops of vanilla or chocolate protein

1/2 cup of unsweetened almond/coconut or cashew milk (i like vanilla)

1 frozen banana chopped into pieces

1 tablespoon […] Read more

How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Improve Your Health and Your Life…

How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Improve Your Health and Your Life…

There’s a lot going on in the world, and generally people tend to have a lot going on in their lives too. The secret to dealing with what can feel like an overwhelming existence in our modern world is to shift your focus to the things that matter, and start cutting the things that don’t. To help you along the way, lets look at how you can apply the 80/20 rule to different areas of your health.

What is the 80/20 Rule?

Also called the “Pareto Principle”, the 80/20 rule simply states that in many cases 80% of results are caused by […] Read more

CPM Alternatives to Your Morning Cup of Joe ..

CPM Alternatives to Your Morning Cup of Joe ..

As the New Year is officially here … it is very common for people to want to change up their morning routine and ditch the coffee for some healthier alternatives.

So what can you have that will make you just as excited to jump out of bed, but will maybe be even more beneficial to your overall health and wellness.

“teas” provide a balanced and clean source of energy while offering something new to your daily beverage routine. Rotate a cup in and bring forth your inner warrior before your day begins.

In addition to steeping these leaves and enjoying them plain […] Read more

Fit Chic Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken ….

Fit Chic Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken ….

I love comfort foods with the cold wintery weather, but now that New Year’s Goals are in place I want foods that can give me comfort and a healthy body too!
Here is a great recipe that compliments both and can be served over a bed of lettuce as a salad for lunch tomorrow as well! It is simple and effective which is my favorite kind of recipe!

Ingredients:
Chicken:
4 free range organic chicken breasts
2 tablespoons almond flour
dash of pepper
Sauce:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1½ cups full fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon of coconut […] Read more

Fit Chic Christmas Cocktails

Fit Chic Christmas Cocktails

The Holidays are here and with the Holidays comes Celebration and Parties ..

Festivities can be hard to avoid … so don’t!

You can still have fun and keep it healthy all in one.

I teamed up with KDLT to give you my favorite low calorie holiday drinks. They taste amazing and all have less than 150 calories!

http://www.kdlt.com/2016/12/15/recipe-holiday-drinks-fitchic/

The link above contains the recipes too!

Happy Holidays ..

The O-Board Says…

0:00-6:00:
MAX HS Hold
*MAX KB Swings

6:30-12:30:
Max Bar Hang
*Max Pushups

13:00-19:00
Row 300m
*Max Squats

19:30-25:30
50 Double Unders
*Max Situps

Posted By: Annie

[…] Read more

CPM Fast Food Favorites With No Drive Thru Needed …

CPM Fast Food Favorites With No Drive Thru Needed …

Yesterday was “National Fast Food Day”! No need to go thru your local drive thru, make these healthy recipes at home that taste just like your favorite fast food choices without all the negative side effects!

Here are my Top 5 fast foods recipe picks:

Avocado Burger – One of the most loved fast food treat from In and Out to Burger King, Five Guys etc are all famous for their delicious mouth watering burgers well now you can have the delicious taste and not wait in line to get it!

Chicken Fingers – From Kids to Adults of all ages, chicken […] Read more

Hydration is Key CPM and Here is Why ….

Hydration is Key CPM and Here is Why ….

Most of us have a morning routine. We get up read, workout, make coffee, meditate, etc… What if something as grabbing a glass of water at room temperature and putting some lemon in it could do wonders for your skin, metabolism, health?

Here are the top 7 health benefits that come from drinking a simple glass of lemon water each day.

My husband and I always tell our clients, you could save yourself a lot of money in surgeries in the future by just drinking plenty of water NOW! Water is the link to many wonderful things; anti aging, digestion, a speedy […] Read more

Fit Chic Recipe Time ..

Fit Chic Recipe Time ..

You all know how I LOVE making Sunday Breakfast. My creativity is at a all time high, and I am on a mission to come up with new innovative recipes!

So here is one I would love to share with you …

Sweet Potato Hash With Eggs Over Easy and Hollandaise Sauce

Lets start with the Sweet Potato Hash … 

8 sausage links thawed and cut into 1 inch pieces

2 Sweet potatoes diced (put in the microwave for 5 minutes to soften or bake for 25 -30 minutes at 350)

1 cup of green onion diced

1/2 cup of red pepper

1 tsp of cumin

1 – 2 […] Read more

Fit Chic’s Favorite Nutrtion Picks ..

Fit Chic’s Favorite Nutrtion Picks ..

Since Monday I talked about what to eat to fuel your body … I thought I would share some of my favorite foods I have found to be both beneficial and delicious!

I feel so many people don’t even know where to begin when they walk into their local grocery store. There are distracting smells, colors, bright lights, etc …

Leading down danger aisles where your will power is over taken by the smells, and colors appealing to the eye.

Here are some great choices to stay on track that I really enjoy for each category!

Favorite Veggies: I really LOVE Brussel Sprouts […] Read more

CPM Tips and Tricks to Get Your Family To Eat Healthy …

CPM Tips and Tricks to Get Your Family To Eat Healthy …

If you have picky eaters, this blog is for you!

Making health a priority can sometimes seem impossible. It can feel over whelming, time consuming, and expensive but thankfully with these helpful tips we can turn your picky eater into a healthy eating machine!

#1 Let Your Kids pick out the recipe – You can go to Pinterest, Google, or your favorite cookbook. Pull up a few recipes and let your child participate in choosing what you and the family want for dinner.

#2 Let Them Get their Hands Dirty – Allow them to help you safely prepare the dishes and drinks. This […] Read more

Calories Don’t Always Count…

Calories Don’t Always Count…

When I first sit down with a client I have them bring in a week of meals that they have consumed. Many of the first comments people make to me is “I don’t really consume that many calories“… I in turn ask them “What calories mean to you”?

Most people I speak with have no real definition of a calorie. We have been bred to think that calories are bad … the less calories we eat the ‘healthier’ we will be right?

Wrong….

It is about consuming good units of energy (i.e. calories) and fueling our body to be the most high-powered machines we can […] Read more

CPM Tips and Tricks to Curb Those Sugar Cravings …

CPM Tips and Tricks to Curb Those Sugar Cravings …

With the warm summer months and fun outdoor activities such as fairs, carnivals, water parks, water activities etc .. with these events comes sweet treats that can really put a damper on your overall health goals…

Here are 5 tips to make sure you curb those cravings and don’t get eaten by the sugar dragon this summer!

#1 Frozen Fruit is Your New BFF– Frozen Fruit is your best grab when the sugar craving starts to be fierce. Fruits are great choices as they are rich in vitamins and nutrients. Try freezing strawberries, blueberries, banana, grapes, oranges, pineapple etc .. You can […] Read more