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

CPM Lunch and Learn … Picnic Style

CPM Lunch and Learn … Picnic Style

Picnic Season is in full effect … Here are some great tips and tricks for lunch ideas, drink ideas, and dessert treats to take with you and your friends/family on your next outdoor adventure.

Click Here to Watch the KDLT Fit Chic Segment …

Now every picnic can be fun, delicious, and healthy all at once!

The O-Board Says…

Part A:
Hang Clean (6 @ 90)
5-4-3-3-2-2

Part B:
AMRAP 15
55 doubles
15 C2B Pull-ups
5 Hang Cleans

Posted By: Annie

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Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day 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

A CPM Pancake Lover’s Heaven ….

A CPM Pancake Lover’s Heaven ….

I made these delicious pancakes on Sunday. They were very simple and tasted amazing! They also tasted really good left over!

Ingredients:

1 cup of almond flour
1/4 cup of coconut flour
1 ripe banana (mashed)
1/4 cup of raw walnut pieces
1/4 cup of vanilla coconut creamer
1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

*If you don’t have coconut creamer you can use a 1/2 cup of almond milk.

1 egg (whisked)
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 Tbsp of raw honey
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 cup of water (might to add a little more if too dry)
1-2 Tbsp of coconut oil (for frying)

Directions:

In a large mixing […] Read more

I’m Getting Salty…

I’m Getting Salty…

Question for you…

What is the first thing I think of when someone has a phyiscal problem?

(overweight, asthma, pulled muscles, tight muscle, fatique, charley horse, muscle cramp, etc…)

Answer = Dehydration!

What is the most obvious solution to the problem? Drink more water!.. Right?!

What if I told you… Water is NOT enough! 

So what does this mean? Although we praise drinking lots of water to all of our members, plain drinking water may not be enough for you. The key missing factor? Electrolytes. If you eat a very unprocessed diet and stay physically active, you may want to consider drinking electrolyte-rich fluids before, during and after […] Read more

Calling All CPM Chocolate Lovers …

Calling All CPM Chocolate Lovers …

When I meet with many of my clients, one of the their concerns is having to give up their love for chocolate ..

Well here is the best news you have received all week .. DON’T GIVE IT UP!

Chocolate has many wonderful benefits … That is if you eat the right kind!

Here is a link to some of the best quality chocolates to choose from …

#1 Chocolate is Rich in Antioxidants: The antioxidants in chocolate enhance memory and cognition and reduce your risk of dementia.

# 2 Dark chocolate equates to Heart Health: Studies show that dark chocolate […] Read more

CPM Fitness Sandwich Ideas …

CPM Fitness Sandwich Ideas …

A common love for people especially over the lunch hour is the “sandwich”. I remember my grandpa used to literally (and probably still does) turn anything and everything possible into a sandwich. It is amazing how many wonderful things you can do with just two slices of bread. Well it is also amazing how much you can do with ingredients other than bread and still get that delicious sandwich taste and feel.

I have given you some variety to experiment with different ways to make the perfect lunch time treat.

#1 Coconut Wraps – These are great treats and taste so […] Read more

CPM’s Reasons To Eat Eggs After Easter ….

CPM’s Reasons To Eat Eggs After Easter ….

Easter was Sunday, and typical tradition is to hunt for eggs, color them, or place them in baskets for decorative purposes….

But do you know how great eggs can be for you for the other 364 days of the year?

Chris eats about 35 eggs per week …. Yes you read this correctly 35!

Eggs have so many fantastic benefits that eating them everyday is very beneficial to your health!

Plus they are quick and easy to make and a great source of many essential nutrients you need to keep you looking and feeling great.

Here are the top 5 reasons to keep eating eggs […] Read more

Had To…

Had To…

I often say we are who we are today because of the total thoughts, actions, habits we’ve done over time in our lives.

Everyday is a new day and we are a new person, but at the same time, we also have to deal with our old self. When we allow the old self to rule, we will follow our feelings instead of operating in self-control. Self-control is a fruit of our new nature, and all we need to do is develop it. We can develop self-control by using it, just as we can develop muscles by using them.

Exercising self-control is a form […] Read more