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We all know it’s hard staying on task sometimes. Some weeks we just aren’t see the results as quickly as we’d like and we lose focus. Our schedule fills up and we aren’t able to exercise or we just don’t feel like it! Here are someways to help you make it through those times and remember why we’re doing this!

1. FIND REGULAR TIME TO WORKOUT
Take a moment to write out your weekly schedule and set aside 1 hour each day for workout. Some people do it at night and some in the morning. It’s up to you what works best but stick to it! Things come up and they always will but you have to set a regular route to reach your goal. Don’t let distractions deter you.

2. SET YOUR GOALS
Whether it’s fitting into a new bikini, a marathon coming up, getting back to a previous size, etc it’s important to pick a goal so you have something to shoot for.

3. CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Stop thinking of yourself as someone who doesn’t work out or a lazy person. Start thinking of yourself as an athlete. It’s not as hard as it sounds. You need to change your perspective so you stop seeing yourself as someone who can’t do it and start feeling that your really can do it. Your self image or busy schedule is not an excuse!

4. DEVELOP A SUPPORT NETWORK
We all can have trouble asking for help. We think it’s a sign of weakness to not be able to strive through something on our own. But that isn’t reality. Human beings are social creatures. We’ve evolved to need and depend on our fellow humans for motivation, guidance, and comfort. Gather the people who can help you get to where you want to be.

5. HAVE FUN!
Don’t be so serious! This is supposed to be difficult but it’s also supposed to be fun. Find activities you find challenging but also something you enjoy doing. Whether its hiking, a new sport, yoga. What’s important is that you’re having fun and sticking to your goal.

It gets hard sometimes to stay on top of our game. But we have to hang in there. These steps should help you keep your eyes on the prize and not burn out. Humans are amazing at adapting and withstanding the toughest odds. People, no different from you, do what you’re trying to do ever day. So can you.

If you are looking for expert training at a vacation resort, check out our CYBER MONDAY SALE ASAP it is our lowest price of the year! Act soon as we have limited spots available. Our clients are trained from the top fitness guru’s in the world, and let’s not forget the tastiest customized meal plans from our expert nutritionists at our islands retreat.

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Hey guys! Hope you are having a great long holiday weekend. Have you taken advantage of our SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE for our Fitness Retreat? The sale ends tonight so don’t miss out!

Since tomorrow is Monday and it’s back to the daily grind we’ve got 2 recipes to help you cleanse your system and give you an energy boost to get you ready to get back at it! Today we have a Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado and a special Reenergizer Smoothie to top it off.

Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado

1 cup shrimp
2 Tablespoon chili oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cubed avocado
1 cubed grapefruit
1 cup cooked rice, cold
1/4 cup balsamic reduction
salad greens

Directions:

Cook the shrimp in a saucepan over medium heat in chili oil until starting to brown. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper. Pack ½ of the cubed avocado as tightly as you can in a measuring cup. Cover with rice, and pack down firmly. Pour upside down onto a plate prepared with greens. Top with a layer of grapefruit and the shrimp. Drizzle the balsamic reduction. Served immediately.

Reenergizer Smoothie:

6 once coconut milk
2 1/2 handfuls of spinach
1 small handful of kale
1 cup of frozen pineapples
Dash of cinnamon
B12 drops
Gogi berries, for topping

That’s it! Remember to check out the SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE while you still have a chance! Clocks ticking! Time to get back on track and back in the race to being fitter, happier, and more productive.

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Healthy Turkey Leftover Recipe #2 – Fitness Camp

This weekend, along side our SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE, we’ve been sharing our favorite healthy Thanksgiving leftover recipes. It’s very important to get yourself back on track ASAP so that you don’t fall back on those bad eating habits that comes with the holiday’s. Today we’ll be using more turkey leftovers to make Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup!

Ingredients:
1 medium chopped onion
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 cup of sliced carrots
1/2 cup of celery
2 tbsp butter
3 cup water
2 cup chicken broth
1 pack of long grain and wild rice mix (6 oz)
2 cups diced cooked turkey
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Minced fresh parsley
Directions:
In a large saucepan, cook onion, mushrooms, carrots and celery in butter until onion is soft. Add rice, broth, and water with seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20-25 minutes. Stir in turkey and cream and heat through out. Sprinkle on parsley.

There you have it! A quick, easy, and healthy dish to utilize your left over turkey. Check back with us tomorrow and we’ll have a new recipe for you! And don’t forget about our SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE!  Sale ends Sunday Nov 27th at Midnight! Don’t miss out!
 
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Turkey and Green-Apple Salad with Mint Dressing

We’ve been helping you stay healthy this holiday season with healthy ideas for holiday dishes. This weekend not only are we going to have our SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE, we’re also going to have a special series to help you get back on track and lose whatever weight you may put on this Thanksgiving. Today we have a quick and healthy way to eat turkey leftovers, Turkey and Green Apple Salad!

Ingredients

1/4 can fresh mint
1 small shallot
Juice 1/2 large lemon
2 tablespoon Gin
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 canola oil
1 pound of turkey
2 Granny Smith apples
2 green onions
6 tablespoon chopped pistachios
5 oz. mixed salad greens

Dressing: Pulse together mint, shallot, lemon juice, gin, and honey until shallot is minced in a food processor. While still running, slowly add oil.

Salad: In a medium bowl, add turkey, apples, green onions, pistachios, and dressing.
Divide lettuce among plates. Add  remaining dressing and top with 1 cup turkey-apple mixture. Garnish with left over pistachios.

This is a great healthy use of left over turkey meat. Remember don’t beat yourself up about indulging in the holidays. We got your back! With smart, healthier choices we can stay fit and reach our goal!

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Mashed Butternut Casserole!

As part of our Healthy Holidays series of recipes we told you about Glazed Sweet Potatoes as a delicious healthy alternative to Candied Yams. Today we’re following that up with a new tasty substitute for mashed potatoes.

Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray

3 slices of turkey bacon
1 1/2 cups chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon light buttery spread
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups cubed butternut squash
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 8″x 8″ baking pan with cooking spray.

2. Cook turkey bacon until crispy and chop. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and place on medium/high heat. Add your cayenne pepper, onion, butter spread, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook while stirring for 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue stirring for 20 to 25 minutes. When it’s surface is browned remove from heat.

3. Set a large pot of water to a boil. Add squash and cook 12 to 15 minutes until soft. Once drained, mash the squash into a large bowl. Adding garlic, cheese, pepper, and salt. Mixing well while crumbling into tiny pieces. Spread mix in the baking pan and top with caramelized onion and bacon. Bake for 15 minutes or until hot.

That’s it’s for our 2nd favorite Healthy Holidays series! We’ll have more for you next week. Remember we’re all tempted to cave in during these times but with a few simple changes and intelligent choices we’ll stay on track to living healthier, smarter, and happier.

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