Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday Tip

Baked Haddock (any white fish can be substituted!)
Sprinkle haddock fillets with Old Bay seasoning and top with sliced roma tomatoes (as desired). Bake @ 425 degrees for 12 minutes (fish will flake when done). This was an easy and satisfying lunch when paired with a sauteed veggie medley (whatever was in the veggie bin) and warm tea.

Thursday Tip:
When entertaining around a holiday or other special occasion, try combining the food served with a gift idea. For example, I had my parents over for dinner last night, and served tandoori chicken, roasted brussels sprouts, and forbidden wild rice. As a holiday present, I bought the same rice blend and a rice cooker for them to replicate the meal at home! I could have also made the same tandoori spice blend and filled a decorative jar with a recipe card attached for easy meal ideas.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fit Tips

Get a Head Start on 2012 Fitness Resolutions

Tips for staying healthy through holiday travel, temptations

With all those parties, tempting foods and travel, it can be a challenge to stick with your fitness program during the holidays. But doing so can give you extra energy and help you get a good start on a healthful new year.

Whether you're at home for the holidays or traveling, it is important to stay on your path to fitness during the holidays. Maintaining your workout routine will help you resist overindulging at holiday meals and parties.

Fit Tips:

  • When packing for a trip, include an elastic resistance band so you can do strength-training exercises when you're not at the gym. You might also consider buying a new fitness DVD for your trip so that you can have fun trying something new.
  • If you're staying at a hotel, find out if it has a fitness center and if it does, pack exercise clothes and take advantage of the workout opportunity.
  • Make fitness a family activity. For example, going for a family walk, having a pick-up football game or building a snowman are all ways to get exercise and have holiday fun at the same time.
  • If you're traveling by car, stop frequently to get out, walk and stretch. Promote blood flow in your arms by making circles with your shoulders and wrists.
  • To save calories and money, pack healthy snacks like trail mix and fresh fruit.
  • Eating a healthy meal before you go to holiday get-togethers will help limit your consumption of unhealthy party foods.
  • Limit your consumption of alcohol, which adds calories and affects your ability to make decisions about healthy eating.

You can still enjoy the holidays without wrecking your fitness plan. The holidays are about spending time together. So enjoy the conversation and company and limit the cookies.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gift Idea

The sessions must be completed by April 31, 2012.

Fitness Excellence®, LLC strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.

You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise. Fitness Excellence®, LLC is not a licensed medical

care provider and represents that it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in

determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tis the Season

Gluten free Gingerbread Cookies
  • makes 15-16 cookies (depending on cookie cutter and thickness)
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Bake time: 10-15 minutes (depending on thickness
  • 1 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 C. Applesauce
  • 3 Tbs Ground flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp. gaur gum
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tsp. Stevia
  • 1/3 C. Agave Nectar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1-2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Ginger
  1. In one bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients in one bowl
  2. In another bowl mix the remaining ingredients together using an electric mixer.
  3. Combine both mixtures together
  4. Sprinkle a little coconut flour onto part of counter and roll out the dough for desired thickness
  5. Use cookie cutter or bottom of a cup to cut out your cookie shapes
  6. Spread on non-stick cookie sheet
  7. Bake 12-15 minutes depending how thick your cookies are.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Weekly Workout Plan

Today I ran 13.25 miles on my treadmill in the basement. It was AWESOME! I love reading my stack of magazines while listening to the AT40 countdown. It got me thinking about tracking my workouts now that I am able [knock on wood] to resume my high intensity/impact activities more consistently. Here is my plan for the week:

Sunday: stairmill and upper body lifting
Monday: Spinning and full body lifting
Tuesday: No Limits Circuit and Strictly Strength classes
Wednesday: Spinning and Below the Belt classes
Thursday: run at home and Barbell Strength class
Friday: Spinning and FIT classes
Saturday: No Limits Circuit/CORE class
Sunday: vacay :)

Friday, December 2, 2011


TruFit and Healthy Haas Better Body Package
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Includes: 3 nutrition consults with meal planning, grocery tour, and eating out tips AND 3 in-home training sessions with Jaime Follows, CPT and owner of TruFit!

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Includes . . .
Initial Consult and 2 Follow-up Consults with Jenn Haas, MS, RD; provides weeklong meal plans with recipes, tips for eating out, supplement recommendations, and customized disease treatment and/or prevention plan based on individual needs
Fitness Assessment and 2 Customized Workout Plans created by Chris Ridgway, CPT; option for e-mail or phone correspondence
This is a great holiday gift idea for your family, friends, or yourself! Give the gift of HEALTH and FITNESS with this unique program. This offer will end come January 1, 2012!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Meal in Minutes

This dinner took 20 minutes and was delicious!

Turkey meatloaf with tomato paste, sweet potato and pumpkin pie spice, and steamed green beans: