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