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September Goals!!

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Tomorrow is Sept 1st. Email me 4 short term health & fitness goals that you are going to work towards this month!  amy@amyapproved.com

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Amy Approved Frozen Treat!!!

Banana1Charly likes a snack each night before bed so last night I whipped this frozen treat up.  If you let it blend long enough (about 5 minutes) it whips into creamy ice cream!!!  She LOVED it!!!

Ingredients: (serves 2)
1 frozen banana
4-5 pitted dates
Dash or 4 of cinnamon
Dash of coconut milk

Put everything into your Vitamix and use “variable” speed to get the chunks of bananas blended.  Use your tamper and really push down to assure everything is mixing.  Blend for about 4-5 minutes or until creamy & smooth.  We did find that it melted fast so ENJOY immediately 🙂

And it makes for a HAPPY toddler!!! Banana3

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Amy Approved Chili Dinner – Easy Crockpot Meal!!

ChiliDinner time!!!
Chili2In this photo everything is added to the crockpot but needs to simmer to merry the flavors together and cook the tomatoes.  I had the crock on medium for 4 hours.

Ingredients:
1lb ground turkey
1 red onion (mine was very large so I used 3/4)
7-8 cloves of garlic
4-6 organic carrots
1 cup dried organic lentils
1 can black beans
LOTS of tomatoes (probably 6-8)
Salt/Pepper
Dried basil (fresh is fine too)
Organic chili powder
Coconut oil

Cook your lentils first.  Boil 2 cups of water and pour in 1 cup of lentils.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes.  When done pour into crockpot.  In meantime sauté your onion, garlic & carrots in a spoonful of coconut oil.  Once soft add in your ground turkey and cook until brown.  Open your black beans and pour them into crockpot.  Add the pan of turkey, LOTS of salt, pepper & a dash or 3 of chili powder and basil.  Turn your crockpot onto medium heat and simmer for 4 hours.  I served mine with avocado & nutritional yeast on top and dipped a rice cake in for crunch.  I ate 2 bowls!  YUM!!!

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Sizzlin’ Summer Circuit – home or gym!!!

 

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Warm-up with a 2 mile run or 15 minutes of alternative cardio
DOWN DOG

3 sets of each “superset” (do 3 sets of each paired exercises)

Single Legged Squats (holding a TRX or bar) x 10 each leg
Push-up / Jump Tuck x 10 (one push-up followed by one jump tuck – jump feet in then out)

RUN or STEPMILL – 3 minutes HARD

Single Legged Roman Dead Lifts – 15 each leg
Pike Push-ups x 15

Seated Oblique Twists w/ 20lb DB x 30 (lighter weight if needed)
Scissor Kicks x 20

RUN or STEPMILL – 3 minutes HARD

DB Bicep Curls in Plie x 15 (pick a weight that is fatiguing by 15 reps)
Plie Jump Squats x 20 (touch hands to ground)

Tricep Skull Crushers w/ barbell or db x 15  (pick a weight that is fatiguing by 15 reps)
Jump Rope x 100

DOWN DOG
DONE!!!

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Are you looking to lean down, improve at your sport, get stronger and workout with a very fun / motivating group of people???!!!  My circuit is for YOU!!  I am taking sign-ups for the next round.  Let me know if you would like a confirmed spot!

Kennedy Club Fitness – AG
Thursdays 6am or 7:05am

March 12th
March 19th
March 26th
April 2nd
April 9th = NO Circuit
April 16th
April 23rd
April 30th
May 7th
May 14th

Cost is $199 (Kennedy members) or $247.50 (non-members)

Let me know if you would like a confirmed spot!!!
amy@ShapeItUp.com
805-234-2780

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Believe it or not the holidays are around the corner…  My theory – do NOT wait until January 1st… Start TODAY… Get lean & mean BEFORE the holidays with my Early Morning Circuit class!!!!!

Thursdays 6am OR 7:05am
7 weeks
Starts Oct 30th
Ends Dec 18th
(NO circuit on Nov 27th due to Thanksgiving holiday)
Cost: $157.50 (Kennedy Club Fitness member) $192.50 (non-member)

Contact Amy to sign up: amy@ShapeItUp.com  or 805-234-2780

179581_464470473568308_1386868995_nThe small group atmosphere will motivate you to work harder & reach your goals this holiday season!!!

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.  Let’s reach your fitness goals this holiday season!!!!

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Amy Approved Zucchini Bread – Grain Free!!

Grain Free Zucchini Bread

Ingredients (makes 3 mini loaves)

3/4 cup almond flour
3/4 cup coconut flour (OR you can use 1.5 cups almond flour)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon Bob’s Red Mill aluminum free baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup honey
1 ripe banana
1 cup shredded, unpeeled zucchini

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.

Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl.

Place the wet ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer, then beat on medium for 1-2 minutes until frothy and fully combined. Add the zucchini and beat again just enough to incorporate.

Slowly add the dry ingredients with the mixer running, until all of the flour mixture has been incorporated.

Spoon the batter into 3 greased (w/ coconut oil) mini loaf pans. You can also use this batter to make muffins.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until the middle is set and a toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy!

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Friday = Zero Equipment Kick Your Butt Circuit!

4-5 mile run

Jump Lunges w/ Twist x 20 (twist into your front leg & squeeze oblique)
Push-up Core / Core (knee to armpit) x 15
Plie Jump Squats (touch hands to ground) x 20
Side Planks x 15 (each side)
Tricep Chair Dips x 15
Hip Tic Tocs x 50

Repeat circuit 2-3 times

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Amy’s New Favorite Salad

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I made this salad and we are hooked!!! Here it goes:

Ingredients:
1 can organic garbanzo beans
2 carrots chopped
1 green onion chopped
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1 tomato chopped
1/2 avocado chopped
1 cup pea shoots chopped

Dressing:
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp flavored vinegar (I used blackberry)
Juice of one orange
2 tbsps of lemon basil, chopped
2 tbsps of basil, chopped
1 tbsp dill, chopped
1 garlic clove
Salt/pepper

Chop up all ingredients and put into bowl. Into small sauce pan add dressing ingredients. Simmer until warm then pour into vita-mix and blend for a few seconds. Add to salad, toss and serve.

Husband comment: “This is the best dressing I have ever had!”
Amy’s thought: Proud moment…homemade dressing NOT out of a bottle and he loves it. YEAH!!!

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