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Mix & Match Workout Wardrobe

I think one of the best ways to save money, time, and effort when building your fitness wardrobe is to make it mix and match. There's a couple of ways to do this.

Hype or Help: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution

When I first saw online commercials for Jillian Michaels Body Revolution my interest was piqued. I like the Jillian workouts I have and consider them some of the toughest I've tried. I was interested what this entire system would be like. So interested that I contacted the company. They graciously offered to send me a set for review.

30 Day No Repeat Fitness Challenge: Final Wrap Up

I've decided to cut my 30 Day No Repeat Fitness Challenge short by a week. I received a new workout set for review and I'm just too excited to get started with it. 


My final stats for this 30 day challenge:

Spring Break!!

This week is our spring break.


I'm taking the week off!


I'll be back next week.


In the meantime, check out how I made homemade laundry soap over at my 4 Acres Farm Blog.


Have a great week!

Yoga + Weights Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone that commented to enter! The winner is:
Denise Bratton


Denise, please email me your mailing address to fitviews@gmail.com.

Grain-Free Gluten-Free Protein Pancake Recipe

Lately I've been craving pancakes. You can only eat so many eggs and dinner left-overs for breakfast! I've played with my protein pancake recipe and came up with this...

30 Day No Repeat Challenge Week 2 Recap + Giveaway

I decided I wanted to up the intensity for week two, and boy did I! All but two of my workouts were intense. Sunday was my rest day, but I went for a walk with hubby and the boys that turned into more of a hike...and today, I'm exhausted. Which is why I'm just getting this posted.

To enter to win the Yoga + Weights DVD just leave a comment below! Open internationally. I will draw a winner with random.org at 7 PM MST Friday March 16th 2012 and announce the winner with a blog post. Good luck!


Disclaimer: Yoga + Weights DVD was provided to me by the PR company.

The Trouble With A Polyvore Obsession....

I love me some polyvore. I am having so much fun building fitness fashion sets on there. Lately I've realized that it's a stress reliever for me; it's somewhere I can turn instead of turning to food when I'm feeling overwhelmed or a bit stressed. As someone who has struggled with emotional eating and binge eating it's important to replace these behaviors with something healthier. Crazy as it may sound, polyvore is that replacement for me.


But, the trouble with a polyvore obsession is: I make a cute set and then want to buy everything in it! 


Like...

layered tanks by kerriolkjer featuring nike activewear

and...



pink, black, and white by kerriolkjer featuring sweatshirt hoodies


or...



to the gym! by kerriolkjer featuring adidas shoes


and especially...

which tank? by kerriolkjer featuring sweatshirt hoodies

What fitness fashion brands are you drooling over lately?? If you've struggled with eating issues, have you found replacement behaviors?


30 Day No Repeat Fitness Challenge: Week 1 Recap

Just a quick challenge update. Week one went very well! I'm super proud of myself and looking forward to week two. I mentioned my posterous and my dailymile in the video, if you're interested in following along on those you can click those links.
Happy Monday!

Spring Training With Sports Authority

Just wanted to pass this along, ends 3-3-12, so tweet soon!


Sports Authority is giving away a $500 gift card on Twitter for all your baseball needs.
Whether you're getting ready to start a new season or just upgrading old gear, Sports Authority has everything you need to make a run at the big leagues from bats to gloves to apparel. Check out all of Sports Authority's baseball products as well as training videos, player checklists and tips here: http://bit.ly/A2orST.
To enter the Sports Authority Baseball Twitter Retweet Sweepstakes:
·Follow @SportsAuthority athttp://twitter.com/sportsauthority ·Retweet @SportAuthority'stweet: "We have all your #baseball needs coveredhttp://bit.ly/A2orST. Follow us and RT for a chance to win a $500 gift card!"
View the official sweepstakes rules here. The sweepstakes ends Saturday, March 3rd at 11:59 EST.

Disclaimer: Just information I received, not a sponsored post.

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KETO Cocktails: The Lemon Drop

I love a good glass of red wine now and then, I mean it's practically a health food, right? ;) But sometimes I just want a cocktail. I'm all for moderation and having a drink now and then, but I'm just not down with the calorie, carb, and sugar counts of some of my favorites. Seriously, have you ever looked them up? Eek. So, I've set to work at converting my favorite cocktail recipes to be more keto diet friendly!

The first cocktail recipe I'm tackling is the keto lemon drop. I used to love these, but haven't had one in years because of the sugar in them. In my early twenties I had a friend who used to make them for me all the time. We would have a shaker full of these, a good dinner, and a chick flick on a weeknight, it was kind of bliss. Her recipe called for so. much. SUGAR though! Looking back I think she may have used a wee bit more sugar than most, but they were really good.





I think my keto-ized recipe comes pretty dang close to those delicious memories! It…

Cinnamon Vanilla KETO Coffee Creamer Recipe

There are tons of keto coffee creamer products flooding the market right now. Some are fantastic options. Some chock full of nasty ingredients. But most of them are on the pricey side.

I decided to work on some clean, more budget-friendly, keto coffee creamer recipes we can easily make at home! (Check out my Keto Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer too.)⠀

This dairy-free Cinnamon Vanilla Keto Coffee Creamer is definitely one of my favorites. I just love cinnamon coffees. They're delicious. Plus, cinnamon is supposed to be good for blood sugar control. Win-win.


Keto Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer ⠀⠀☕☕☕ ⠀

INGREDIENTS⠀⠀1 can (13.66 oz) Canned Coconut Cream
2 teaspoons Organic Saigon Cinnamon⠀
2 teaspoons Organic Pure Vanilla⠀⠀
Low Carb Sweetener to taste, generally 5 to 10 packets OR 5 to 15 drops monk fruit (optional)⠀ ⠀
DIRECTIONS⠀⠀Add all ingredients to your blender. Blend, just until combined. About 30 seconds, scraping the sides if you need to. ⠀
Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 to 7 d…

What is 75 Hard #75Hard: Documenting My Experience With The 75 Hard Challenge

January 1, I embarked on an interesting journey; I decided to start the 75 Hard Challenge (scroll to the bottom of the post for my updated journal on my progress. I've gotten a lot of questions on this program and what it is exactly, what the rules are, etc. So...


What is 75 Hard? It's a mental toughness skills development challenge started by Andy Frisella. His premise is that mental toughness is a skill and therefore can be learned, practiced, and honed. Andy designed this challenge to cultivate: confidence, self-belief, self-esteem, self-worth, endurance, fortitude, grit, perseverance, self-discipline, endurance, resilience... and all of the skills inside the scope of mental toughness.  Check out the podcast that started it all for all the info from Andy himself: https://andyfrisella.com/blogs/mfceo-project-podcast/75hard-a-75-day-tactical-guide-to-winning-the-war-with-yourself-with-andy-frisella-mfceo291 Note that if f-bombs are going to offend you this is not for you. 

So, w…

Paleo Smoky Grilled Pineapple Burgers

Since going Paleo my family has fallen even more in love with our grill. Paleo and grilling just work well together. The past couple of years I've even been stepping outside my grilling comfort zone more and more. Grilling things I'd never thought to have grilled before and trying new flavor combinations. I have to say I'm pretty thrilled with the results of most of my flavor experiments. 

In the past I'd never have thought to grill fruit, but it's amazing. Grilling fruit and adding it to traditionally savory dishes? Brilliant.



Oh yes, and? New rule: every burger recipe for the rest of forever must contain grilled pineapple. OK, maybe more of a guideline. It's a seriously delicious combination though.

This Smoky Grilled Pineapple Burger is always a crowd-pleaser at my house. It's not only Paleo, but Whole30, glutenfree, lower carb, and clean eating friendly. I promise you won't miss the bun! 

paleo, grilled pineapple burger, smoky grilled pineapple burger,…

A Day In The Life: My Fitness, Food, and Supplement Routine

A group of my fitness blogger friends decided to do Day in the Life posts today. I get a lot of questions about my routine. My Paleo eats, how much I work out, what supplements I take, how I fit in my blogging/freelance/work...stuff like that. I thought joining and doing a day in my life post would be fun and a great way to answer all of those questions at once!

This was yesterday (Tuesday 1/20). It was a pretty average day for me.



4:30 AM My alarm on my phone goes off. I get up, get dressed in my workout clothes, and take my pre-workout (it says to take it 30-60 minutes before your workout, I shoot for 30). This is a new supp for me and I'm still just taking 1 to see how it goes. I also take my Acetyl L-Carnitine because the bottle says to take it on an empty stomach. 
Sometimes I hit snooze until 5, but I'm trying hard not to do that. A lot of people say to sleep in your workout clothes to save time, but that doesn't work for me. What does work for me is to have my workout …

Keto Paleo Friendly Coffee Creamer Recipe

Going keto paleo has me missing one thing: the organic grass-fed half-and-half I'd been having in my coffee. Since going paleo over a year ago I've searched and searched and just never found anything else I love in my coffee. I'd just about given up on a keto paleo-friendly coffee creamer!

I was almost to resign myself to black coffee forever, but then I decided to resort again to trying to make my own. This version is simple and quite delicious. Not only is it keto paleo, but Whole30 and 21 Day Sugar Detox friendly as well.




Keto Paleo Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer
Ingredients
1 can Organic Canned Coconut Milk(the kind in the carton just won't do it)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon Vietnamese Organic
1 teaspoon Organic Pure Vanilla for 100% Whole30 compliant swap for vanilla powder
2 teaspoons raw local honey or Organic Maple Syrup (optional, leave out for KETO, Whole30, or 21DSD)





Directions
Blend all ingredients well in your blender. Store in the refrigerator (the cinnamon tends to set…

Jillian Michaels BodyShred Full Review

I have to say my two months of BodyShred flew by! It seems like I just started yesterday. Ah, time flies while you're having fun. Right? OK, in this full review post, I hope to give you a good overview of exactly what the BodyShred program is as well as my thoughts and opinions on the program. So, is Jillian Michaels BodyShred hype or help? Let's chat...



Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED is Jillian's latest total-package fitness program. This set includes:


What's in the box:BodyShred Fitness Guide
BodyShred Meal Plan
BodyShred Rotational Calendar
BodyShred "Let Them See You Sweat" Workout Towel
DVDs-
     8 - Shred Style Circuit Workouts
       1. Launch
       2. Rise
       3. Amplify
       4. Escalate
       5. Conquer
       6. Triumph 
       7. Zenith
       8. Apex
     2 - Straight Cardio Workouts
       1. Fire Up
       2. Ignite
    Plus, bonus workout Opus and a disc on the cast and teaching the moves. So, a total of 12 DVDs are included in this set.


The BodyShred Workouts

KETO Hot Cocoa Pancakes

OK, I know I've been on quite the low carb pancake tangent lately, but THESE! Seriously, these are yummtastic. Yummazing? Ya, they're really good. They just might be my favorite recipe I've ever done. Ever. OK, that might be my paleo apple crisp recipe, but that's not low carb...ooo, I wonder if I could tweak that low carb...

That would be brilliant!

You know, bloggers area always talking seo this and seo that (seo stands for search engine optimization if you're not a blogger) and I'm just over here yammering. I'm pretty sure when google's spider crawlers (anyone shiver at that word picture? eesh) get to FitViews they just think, "Yeesh, move along. Nothing to see here." Ha ha ha!

Anyway, pancakes. KETO Hot Cocoa Low Carb Pancakes no less. So good. 


As I've mentioned before I'm back to low carb (keto actually) and developing new recipes to make it easier to stick with. I find I just plain feel great when I eat ketogenic, and I definitely h…

30 Easy Prep and Pack Whole30 Lunch Recipes

The Whole30Program is amazing. I highly recommend it. Every time I've done a Whole 30 I have felt AMAZING by the end. It's a very empowering experience. It is not however an easy one. Mostly because the food prep can take much more time if you're used to grab and go options. A little planning ahead and you can definitely make it through the 30 days.

When it comes to Whole30 lunches, 3 things worked best for me:


Quick and easy salads.Prepping food on Sunday.Cooking too much at dinner and eating leftovers for lunch the next day.
I thought I'd share 30 of the awesome Whole30 lunch recipes I've found from my favorite bloggers (and a few from me!). I've included all three options I listed above. Some quick and easy salads, some to prep an entire recipe on the weekend and then portion them for lunches that week, and some to be cooked for dinner and the leftovers packed for lunch the next day. Play around and see what works best for you.

This list of 30 Whole30 Lunch Reci…

The Top 20 Keto Diet Products on Amazon

With the popularity of the Keto Diet many companies are using it as a marketing ploy. Unfortunately, just because it says “keto” on the label doesn’t mean it is. There is so much junk out there that I would NOT recommend to a friend. So, for the past 6 months I've been weeding through all the new keto products and long loved keto staples on the market and weeding out the hyped up junk. What I've come up with is a top 20 list on Amazon. This list shares only the best of the ketogenic best you can find to support your Keto Diet lifestyle on Amazon! 

For my criteria in choosing products, they had to: Have clean ingredients.Be low enough in carbs to sensibly include them in a daily keto diet.Stand up to my quality standards for something I would (and for most of these do) regularly purchase.Taste good! (except, obviously in the case of the ketone meter, etc)Without further yammering, my picks for The Top 20 Keto Diet Products on Amazon:

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