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Be Ready to Slay Your Next Fit Body Workout!

You just finish your last set of burpees. A wave of confidence overtakes you as you think about what you just accomplished…

“I SLAYED that workout! My body feels powerful and fit!”

You can almost feel the fat melt in your core. Your midsection starts to sizzle as the lines of your new six-pack begin to take shape.

Most men and women that work out dream of that moment…and Fit Body Boot Camp workouts deliver the results that will make you feel on fire!

Before you dominate your next Fit Body sesh, you need to solidify your pre-exercise routine. Every world-class fitness trainer will tell you that preparation is the key to a good workout.

Think of it as the stuff you put into your car. If you fill your car’s tank with soda and window cleaner, you probably won’t even be able to drive out of the parking lot. But if you fill it with high-quality gas, you’ll zip past traffic and get to where you need to get to in no time.

If you prep your body and mind before you work out, boot camp will be that much effective (and easier) for you. Now, how to do that…

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Recipes: Italian Pasta Salad

Pasta salad without the extra carbs? Sign me up!

This salad hosts a medley of veggies that replace the texture of regular pasta, but you’ll still taste the familiar flavors of traditional Italian pasta. That’s right, you still get to enjoy that signature Italian vinaigrette that makes this dish so delicious!

This recipe also requires minimal preparation, so it’s perfect for those days when you’re in a bind and need to eat quickly. You can even pack this up in some tupperware and take it on the go (vinaigrette on the side, of course)!

Let’s get down to business!

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Fit Body Is About to Save Christmas…and We Need YOUR HELP!

What do you say to a disappointed child? One with crushed hopes and a downcast spirit?

How do you face a child that writes Santa a long Christmas list year after year…and gets NONE of what they asked for?

It’s a gut-wrenching feeling that no child should ever have to experience…

Maybe you know of someone who grew up like this. Maybe that someone was you.

What if you could give those children the Christmas experience they deserve? You know, those butterflies you get when you can’t sleep on Christmas Eve. That overwhelming rush of euphoria you feel when you see all those presents under the tree. That perfect moment when you unwrap that bike you’ve wanted since January.

Good news—you CAN!

We’ve partnered with the amazing folks at Toys for Tots to bring Christmas to the doorsteps of underprivileged children across the country.

We dubbed this our “Toys for Tots Million Dollar Mission.” We want to raise $1,000,000 for Toys for Tots by the end of November!

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Recipes: Greek Stew

Time to get Greek!

Fall and winter usher in chilly weather. When things get too cold, people start to crave hearty hot foods.

What better way to keep yourself toasty than some nice Greek stew?

This stew includes some juicy pork tenderloin, chicken broth, tomato sauce, Kalamata olives, spinach, and garlic, to name a few of the ingredients. You can even substitute chicken in for the pork tenderloin.

Seasoning can take this stew to the next level. Make sure you also add in a favorable amount of veggies to make this a complete meal!

Enjoy this high protein, low carb recipe!

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Workout of the Week: Abs for Two

How about some abs to go along with your next workout?

Today’s workout is another partner workout. Find a friend and get ready to shed some belly fat!

Everyone wants washboard abs. They want to look like those supermodels you’ll see in fitness magazines…

Abs take discipline. You have to work hard AND eat right if you want to see a real change in your midsection. It becomes a little easier when you exercise with a friend or partner with the same exact goal in mind…

Here’s a workout you’ll both love. One person will do 30 reps, then the two of you will switch. Once you both complete 30 reps, you’ll move on to the next station.

Let’s go get some six packs!

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How to Use Your Mood to Achieve Fitness

Wait, really?!?

You might scratch your head at the title of this blog. Maybe it never occurred to you that your emotions and your fitness are so closely related. Truth be told, they really aren’t at first glance…

Here’s something to chew on: emotions influence actions. Actions turn into behavior.

There are two types of people: those that live their lives by habit, and those that live off of emotion.

Which person are you?

Habits are the key to a long-term healthy lifestyle, but habits only form through repetition. That means you need to work out on a regular basis, even if you don’t always “feel like it.”

All you have to do is learn how to channel your emotions towards something productive…in this case, your fitness goals. Let’s check out a few ways you can do that!

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Recipes: Oregano and Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs

Need some protein to balance out that crazy Halloween diet?

Not to fear, chicken is here!

These chicken thighs come with a kick of garlic, lemon, and olives that add in some next-level flavor. Plus, they soak up some extra moisture when cooked bone-in and skin-on.

This is a great way to get your daily serving of protein with some off-the-wall, unique flavor. No more dry, bland chicken—it’s time to up your game and make chicken a staple of your diet!

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How to Avoid the Halloween “Fat Trap”

The scariest part of Halloween comes after the trick-or-treating, the costumes, and the haunted houses…

It’s…ghostly weight gain!!

This weight gain sneaks up on unsuspecting Halloween-goers that fill their houses to the brim with candy. November 1st, November 2nd, November 3rd, they might take one or two candy pieces out of the bowl sitting in the dining room…

A week later, they notice that their energy level has dropped. Worse, they can’t seem to lose any weight, even if they’re at the gym 24/7.

Then they put two and two together…and they realize that all those innocent trips to the candy bowl really weren’t so innocent after all…

That extra fat starts to really spook them out…call this the “fat trap.”

Don’t let candy put an extra gut in your side this week. Let’s see how you can enjoy Halloween and keep your diet on track, no problem.

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Recipes: Easy Veggie Skillet

“C’mon, eat your veggies! Bottoms up!”

Alright, there’s a reason why moms across the world feed their children vegetables before they can even talk: a serving of veggies packs loads of nutrients and minimal calories, and vegetables are all-natural foods too!

Today’s skillet features red onions, mushrooms, and asparagus, three veggies that are perfect for a week of meal prep. Turn up the flavor by mixing in some vinegar; you’ll add some tang to the dish.

The days of avoiding every green thing on the plate are long gone. Here’s a recipe that might just make you crave veggies more than the main dish!

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A Little Fit Motivation From Coach Melissa…

Coach Melissa here, the motivational coach you never knew you needed!

I’ve hijacked the Fit Body Boot Camp blog because I figured I could offer some inspiration to a few of you future boot campers out there…

See, I used to be overweight. I was far from fit. My self-esteem was at an all-time low. It hurt to look at myself in the mirror. I felt lost and hopeless.

Then I saw a Fit Body Boot Camp ad online one day. What did I have to lose? I decided to check it out…

The rest is history. I fell in love with their quick HIIT style workouts and lost a bunch of weight in the first few months. I even learned how to keep that weight off for the long haul…

So what did the trick for me?

Once I got on top of my mentality, I was able to conquer fitness every single day. Mentality is the biggest part of working out. You can’t get down on yourself!

Let’s talk through some of the most common objections and excuses people make when fitness gets the better of them. Trust me, the power of perspective can turn these doubts into opportunities for you.

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