It’s National Nutrition Month!

Welcome to National Nutrition Month (and a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you as well!).

This month I will be highlighting what I love most: FOOD!

I’ll be working to get you back into the kitchen with easy recipes and meal prep, as well as chats about proper nutrition and all the nutrition tricks needed to get the most health out of your body. I’ll focus on education and fun as well. Food shouldn’t be boring, even if you’re trying to lose weight! You’ll get the insider track on eliminating digestive disorders and meal prepping like a pro so dinner can be on the table in less time than it takes hittingĀ a drive through.

Remember, it’s NUTRITION, not exercise, that can make or break your health and wellness goals.

Be on the lookout for more and sign up over to the RIGHT ==========> to make sure you’re in on all the goods (even some freebies and sales THIS MONTH ONLY).

See you tomorrow!

Michelle

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Drop 10 with a Friend Challenge!!!!!

Hey fit fans!

September 1st I’ll be launching a challenge to lose either the first, last, or in-between 10 pounds. Now, you know I’m not a huge scale fan so you’re not required to share your weight or even weigh in, but I promise you will feel and see a difference in just 8 weeks. So, that means you’ll be a newer you before the holidays! How awesome is that? Interested? Here’s what you get:

  1. TOTALLY FREE CHALLENGE!!! The only expense you’ll pay is for your food, and I promise you can find it all at the local store. We’ll be eating simple :)
  2. Accountability. You’ll get weekly (sometimes more) emails from me PLUS I’m encouraging everybody to sign up with a buddy. No worries if you have to go it alone. Should you lack a buddy, one will be provided for you :)
  3. Weekly grocery shopping lists.
  4. Weekly meal ideas (you are NOT bound to this plan! but it works better should you choose to use it).
  5. Loads of health, nutrition and fitness information at your fingertips.
  6. Weekly workout.
  7. Home DVD recommendations (you may find you own most of these already!).
  8. Tips to look your best, always!

So, if you’re game to change then all you have to do to sign up is email michelle@michellecfitness.com

Simple. Forward this link to your friends and get a whole group together. Post it on Facebook and start a challenge of your own. Get your office involved.

There are no gimmicks, no outlandish exercises or meal plans, just what works. Period. Simplicity and consistency make for results, and that’s precisely what you get.

No challenge is complete without a prize right?

At the end of 8 weeks, participants will send in a written article of their experience. This will include things like a change in energy, clothing size, mood, etc. Weight can be recorded if you like. I’ll post these entries and get the public to determine the most inspiring winner. You don’t have to be a writer! People are inspired by stories :)

The winner will get a 3 disc workout series on DVD. You will be using these workouts throughout your challenge, but the page will be shut down once the challenge is over so the winner gets all the workouts PLUS a guide to help you sequence your workouts. The winner will also receive a recipe booklet emailed to you with recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

There are NO losers in this crowd and this challenge is OPEN to ALL. It doesn’t matter your starting place or your fitness level, I want you to learn that fitness and health can be fun. What better way to do that than with a buddy? So, get to posting and let’s challenge each other!

Oh, and I promise these workouts won’t take up your whole day! It’s my belief that if you work out efficiently you can gain results in as little as 20-30 minutes a day. Nutrition is the number 1 focus and the workouts will complement it all. Let’s get excited!!!!!

I look forward to seeing you soon,

Michelle

ALL entries must be received by August 31st. michelle@michellecfitness.com

 

Thirsty Thursday: Slimming Sips

 

 

Happy Thursday!

I’ll be posting another flat abs segment today, but I wanted to give you a couple of simple recipes that help keep bloat at bay and flatten the midsection.

Keep in mind that if you have ulcers or intestinal issues of any kind, you should ALWAYS consult your doc before embarking upon a change in diet. :)

Slimming Cranberry Sip:

I keep this on hand all day long.

In a large water jug (mine is 24 ounces) add pure water, splash of no sugar added cranberry juice and a splash of apple cider vinegar. The splashes are approximately 2 tablespoons. The drink should still taste like water with barely a hint of the other 2. Sip this throughout the day (you can refill and drink up to 4 jugs) to help increase kidney and liver function, which aids in fat utilization.

Morning Boost:

Every morning this is my routine: Place 6 oz hot water in cup with juice of 1/2 to 1 whole lemon and 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. This cleanses the liver and helps with toxin elimination.

The Natural Smoothie:

No fancy powders or concoctions here. Just all natural foods to nourish the body. In a blender add:

6 ounces unsweetened almond or coconut milk

6 ounces water

4 ounces low-fat, plain Greek yogurt

1 small handful of strawberries

1 large handful of spinach

1/2 frozen banana

Blend until smooth, adding ice for a thicker smoothie

 

Enjoy these slimming sips on a daily basis to help bring your body into balance and flatten out those abs. Be on the lookout for another installment in the Foods for Flat Abs segment on YouTube today!

Michelle