When you are craving a pasta salad 🙏🏼💚


MAKE ONE!!! This was me Friday afternoon so I opened my fridge & used what ingredients I had in stock that sounded good.  It was a hit and made for great leftovers. 👍🏼

Ingredients:

Brown rice pasta 

1 can organic black olives 

1 chopped cucumber 

1 carrot chopped or shredded

A few pine nuts 

Dressing:

Avocado oil

Honey

Dijon mustard

Juice of a lemon

Dash of ACV

Dash of balsamic vinegar

Salt

Whisk dressing & pour onto salad.  Refrigerate before serving.  ENJOY!


Today Charly and I had a picnic lunch at the park.  I whipped up my meal in 2 minutes. Leftover pasta salad, lettuce, cucumber (from our garden EEK!), AK smoked salmon & a similar dressing from above.  It was AMAZING!!! Keeping clean food simple is key to making it a lifestyle 💚. You can do this!!! 

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Salad in a Jar – GENIUS idea! 💚


While in a small boutique in Alaska I found this genius jar adaptor that allows you to separate your dressing from your salad and take it to go.  When you are ready to eat you just pour the dressing in, put on the lid & shake your jar.  GENIUS!  I have to admit that some days I gag down salads but doing it this way I couldn’t get enough!  I found the product on this website but you can also find it on Amazon.

Today my salad consisted of chopped chicken (leftover from two nights ago), lettuce, cucumber & carrots.  The dressing I quickly poured & whisked right in the BNTO: cold pressed olive oil, raw honey, Dijon mustard & sea salt.  On the side I ate leftover mashed sweet potatoes & an apple from our tree 😍.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can put into your salad jar.  Think fiesta or add your fermented veggies to spice it up.  

You can also use the jar for snacks.  Veggie sticks & hummus or even corn chips & salsa!  

This product is something everyone should have!!  Clean eating takes a tiny bit of prep work but when you have the right tools life will run just a bit more smoothly.  

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Family time is good for the soul 💚


Meet the Conants – my family of 6 💚. Add in 7 kids between us and it makes for a crazy 12 days!!! Charly and I soaked up every minute. Blessed to call Seward Alaska my hometown!

Races on the beach, glacier hike, bonfires, chu chu train ride & Sealife center are just a few of the fun things we did.

We even braved a family photo shoot which took TONS of bribery & chaotic fun! Chocolate chips & marshmallows anyone??? Anything for a smile 😂

Fresh salmon is always on the menu – YUM!!! My dad taught me a new way to brine & smoke the fish. Pretty amazing! This cute moose also ran through the yard a few times. Super sweet 💜



I also trained super hard this past year and raced in the Mt Marathon race UP & DOWN the mountain. The mountain had a super fast snow shoot at the top, great footing & ideal weather which helped me PR!!! I took 29th out of 287 hardcore mountain women. Proud moment as I am about a half mile from the finish high fiving my family and then at the finish line with my girl ❤️. My dad rocked the men’s race at 62 years old! No excuses people!!!! The kids all ran in the mini Mt Marathon which is a quick sprint up the street. Charly loved it!!!

Running, circuit & fitness in general has taught me so much about hard work, pushing the limits and never giving up in life, business, family & fitness. I thank the universe everyday for my world and know that I am extremely blessed.

If you ever get a chance to visit Alaska I highly recommend it. It reminds me of the simple life and I love showing Charly that each summer.

After an amazing trip I am extremely excited to get back to it (and to see my hubby!!)!!! CHEERS to a reviving vacation. I will see everyone SOON!!!

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Banana Cookies – Easy & Amazing! 


I made these for my sister in Alaska (she has a ton of food sensitivities & can’t eat much…) and fell in love with them.

Ingredients:

2 bananas, mashed

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted or soft

1/4 cup raw unfiltered honey

1 cup GF oats

2/3 cup brown rice flour

Cinnamon

Sea salt

Dash of baking soda

Mash together (with a potato masher) the bananas, oil & honey until smooth.  Add in dry ingredients.  Place balls onto baking stone & bake for 13-14 min at 350.

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Start Your Thursday’s off RIGHT!!! 💪🏽🎉👏🏼

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Today I taught my 27th round (8-10 weeks each round) of circuit! I am extremely blessed to have my clients coming back for more. Fitness is a life long journey and I am beyond lucky to be a leader in this industry. Cheers to Amy Approved Fitness for LIFE 💪🏽🎉🎉🎉🎉

#amyapproved #fitforlife #hiitworkout #circuit #personaltraining #lovemyjob 

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Fitbit Steps!!! 


Who knows this feeling??  

#yahoo #stopanddance #howmanysteps #challenge #amyapproved #MOVE 

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Circuit – For when I am on vacation!

I am going to Alaska for two weeks (EEEK!) so here is a workout you can do while I am gone.  (there are lots more written on Amy Approved so aim for 3 circuits per week!)
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Warm-up 5 min. (jog, elip, bike, row etc..)
Supermans 2 x 15
Down Dog

Jump Lunges x 20
Push-up / Reach / Reach (reach leg through opposite armpit) x 15
Plank w/ Side Taps x 20
Scissor Kicks x 20
(repeat 2-3 times)

RUN 2 minutes HARD (or jump rope)

Tricep Burpee w/ Jump Tuck x 10
Band Rows in Plie x 20 (hold shaft of band)
Plie Jump Squats x 20
(repeat 2-3 times)

RUN 2 minutes HARD (or jump rope)

Band Side Steps x 40 / Bicep Curls x 10
Pike Push-ups x 10
Sissy Squat Jumps x 20
(repeat 2-3 times)

RUN 2 minutes HARD (or jump rope)

DOWN DOG
DONE

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Sizzlin’ Summer Circuit – LEAN & MEAN!!!

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My once a week class will help you become FITTER, LEANER, STRONGER & help you to reach your health and fitness goals!!

I am running both circuits at Kennedy Club Fitness in AG on Thursday mornings at 6am or 7:05am.  Let me know if you would like a spot!

Here is the schedule: (6am or 7:05am – 2 circuits)

July 14th
July 21st
July 28th
Aug 4th
Aug 11th
Aug 16th**
Aug 25th
Sept 1st

**This class is being held on a Tuesday

8 weeks for only $180.00 (Kennedy member) or $220.00(non-member) There will be a free Saturday make-up circuit during this round.  Date TBA!  If you can’t make every workout you can buy a 5 or 10 session punch card (punch cards do NOT expire).

Punch card prices:
5 classes: $112.50 (member) 5 classes: $137.50 (non-member)
10 classes: $225.00 (member) 10 classes: $275.00 (non-member)

The circuit begins with a dynamic warm-up followed by 1 minute heart pumping circuit intervals and rounded out with a few minutes of yoga.  It is designed to lean you down, increase your strength, make you a better athlete & shock your body each and every week.  All fitness levels are welcome!!

Confirm your spot: 
Kennedy front desk 805-481-2888 Amy Harper – 805-234-2780 OR 
amy@amyapproved.com

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Monday Motivation!


Happy MOTIVATED Monday! Exercise plans?? 👍🏼💪🏽💪🏽👏🏼👏🏼🎉🎉

#amyapproved #hiitworkout #circuit #cleaneating #pegan #paleo #greens #foodforfuel #fitforlife

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