Grand Opening – Studio Expasion!

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WOW! Amazing changes are happening at the Mule. It has been a wonderful 5 years and I am continually grateful for everything and everyone.

We are growing and in order to help as many people with their fitness and health goals as possible, we have expanded to an additional suite down the hall. Things may be a bit crazy around here so stick with me as we ruffle up some feathers and try to get settled into the new space.

With change, there is always a party! So I would love it if you could join me at the grand opening. Meet our lovely trainers, view the new space, take a mini yoga class, eat some treats and mingle. Hope to see you there!

Week 2: Challenges + Super Easy Dinner Ideas

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Happy Monday folks!

How was week one for you? I had a client check in with me today with a weekly log of her workouts she did outside of our regular sessions last week and this made me SUPER excited. We  struggled to find something that worked with her schedule to move outside of the studio because LIFE people. It can be challenging and it took a bit of planning on her part and sticking with it, even when it seemed there was no time and she just didn’t feel like it, she did it. She was proud, I was proud and I could sense her feeling of accomplishment.

What were your challenges and success last week? Did you clean out your kitchen? Did you move your body and enjoy the great weather? Maybe you did, maybe it was a rough week. That is okay too. Take a few moments to write down what worked and what didn’t and make adjustments for this week. You didn’t fail. Each day is a new start. Each day you learn something new about yourself when you are trying to break bad habits and start healthier ones. I got PISSED when I didn’t have any chocolate in the house. Like really mad. It is silly but true. Then Dan pointed out that there were chocolate chips in the cabinet. I got so excited!  I ate too many and then felt worse than I had before. I have very little control if something yummy is in front of me and I think a lot of people can relate to this. Instead of that happening again, I am going to make some healthier version of muffins and snacks that I feel satisfied snacking on and don’t feel the need to overindulge.

Now, I know I send you something with lentil last week but this was a super easy dinner that apparently hit the spot with Dan because he wouldn’t stop talking about it. He loved the flavors and it’s simplicity.

This recipe here in made in the instant pot. People, you all know I rave about this thing. I love it. It makes life so much easier. Totally worth it and I plan to make a video on me using the instant pot in case you are terrified of the idea of pressure cooking. Pressure cooking takes the pressure off of cooking I say! I am not affiliated with them, I just swear by it.

I made a few changes. I didn’t add kale because I didn’t have any. I had some Trader Joe’s frozen green beans. I seared them on the stove with salt and pepper. I also made the jasmine rice in the instant pot. I made extra so I have some for the week. It is a life savor folks. So there it is. A quick and easy healthy dinner!

Dig in and enjoy!

Be Mindful and Get your Mule Moving Challenge + Yummy Lentil Soup Recipe!

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Week 1: Kitchen Clean-out!

Are you ready for the 12 week challenge? You have already started by knowing your numbers and setting a realistic weight goal. Now, I am here to go through this challenge with you as I am always a work in progress and looking to better my health. (Go away Dove chocolates and yes, I just ate a whole can of veggie chips…)

First, I want you to walk into your kitchen when you have about 30 minutes of free time. Do this THIS week and the sooner the better. Get a box or a trash bag and start emptying out the temptations. You know what I am talking about. That left over cake you have been snacking on, the Doritos in the cabinet (the veggie chips I claim are for the kids when I eat them before they can..)  the heavily processed stuff. The items you KNOW you do not need in your body. There will be room to snack and have treats but until you are able to control your habits of binge snacking, it is best to keep it out of the house. OWN IT. You are making the decisions here. This is your one and only body. Those “foods” will always be there. You can taste them later if you desire but for now, they serve you no purpose.

This is a huge step and I would love to see pictures of you donating or disposing of these products! It is a great feeling to take control and you are grabbing life by the horns right now! 

PS. I am a see it eat it girl.. so as I am in charge of groceries, it is my duty to make sure what I bring into the house is whole and healthy for my family. I am lucky to have a pretty pro clean eating boyfriend so he doesn’t bring junk into the house and having that support system helps! Play around and see what works for you.

We are all in this together!

Once you have cleaned everything out, give yourself, dog or family member a massive high 5! Now you can start digging around for amazing meals that you can fuel up with like this 1 pot Lentil Soup from my favorite, the minimalist baker. This is a great recipe to make a heaping amount of and freeze so you don’t have to turn your stove on during the summer months.

1-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup

 

Event: Hydrostatic Body Composition Testing

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Have you always wondered what your true body fat % is? Do you want to know why you are not losing weight but seem to be losing inches? I got you. Hydrostatic body composition testing is an accurate water test that gives you the numbers you are looking for! Check out a sample report here.

Let’s start the spring out right by having a good understanding of where we stand physically. You are not alone in this either! We are going to do it together. Sign up for your 10 minute spot here and enjoy the following:

  • Free Yoga at 5:30 and 6:30pm (sign up under the schedule tab)
  • Healthy and tasty snacks
  • Chance to win door prizes
  • Take part in a 12 week challenge to lower your body fat % and increase your muscle mass. ( Sign up for June 11 if you are participating. There will be a $30 entry fee for non-clients and free for clients purchasing 2 tests)

Let’s mingle and support each other as we continue to live a healthy and happy life!