The $150 selfie


This weekend I was supposed to be taking part in a health fair called "Your Health Is No Joke". I was really excited because it is being held at the Ninja Obstacle Academy. A really cool training facility that trains people to be like the athletes on American Ninja Warrior.


But then I found out I was going to be out of town for my son's basketball tournament. Which will be fun too, I love watching him play.


But I did not want to let down the great people of Huntsville who had expected to get some Joe in their lives. So I came up with something new.


The $150 selfie.


My gaudier twin Cardboard Joe will go in my place. He will be available for selfies the whole time. You can be entered to win a $150 gift card by taking a selfie with him and texting it to me.


The health fair will be held at the Ninja Obstacle Academy 2316 Memorial Parkway from 2-6pm on Saturday April 1, 2017. Yes they needed a fool on April Fool's Day. There will be exercise demos, great vendors, and a lot of fun.


Especially fun with this guy:

Get results or get paid, my guarantee to you

TransformationContest   Summer time is the time of year when there is a lot of travel, schedules are all messed up, workouts are tough to maintain,  and healthy eating routines go by the wayside.   But now, the kids are back in school!  It's ok to smile, they're out there learning and stuff.   It's time to refocus on your goals and regain control of your fitness. So I am offering three things to help motivate you.   1. $50 off to anyone who joins our boot camp that starts September 9th and does a 30 Day Cleanse and Fat Burning System. Combining an effective exercise program with a cutting edge nutrition system will guarantee your results.   Register for class---->HERE   2. Speaking of guarantees, here is mine to you. If you try boot camp and you are not happy with your results, that is unacceptable. I will not only give you your money back, I will pay you the amount you invested in boot camp. Either get results or get paid. You do not have to participate in the 30 day plan to get this guarantee.   And since the 30 Day Cleanse and Fat Burning System also comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, you have zero risk.   3. We are also trying something new this month. A transformation contest! Each person that wants to participate will put in $20 for the opportunity to win 3 prizes: -all the money -a free month of boot camp -a makeover from Felecia McInnish Huntsville's Makeover Mavenwhich will include a Consultation, Haircut & Style, and Makeup. The top three finishers will all get one of those prizes. They will get to choose in the order they finish. The winners will be chosen based on weight lost, body fat percentage lost, inches lost, and exercise improvement.   This is going to be an incredible month of changes, come join in the fun!

Winners and Mud Run Training

Here are the winners from the Mother's Day contest:   Food from Taziki's: -Joanne Snead -Mary Ottman -Tina Sheppard   Massage from Danielle Knight LMT: -Renee Harris   MIMI Medical Software: - Lisa Bermes   Fix Fat Forever Weight Loss System: -Kelli Scearce   And the winner of the Grand Prize of a month of boot camp is: -Royce Archer! Amazing story about an amazing woman.   Congratulations to all of the winners! And thank you so much to everyone who shared, they were all very inspiring stories. Hope your moms know how you feel about them.  It was really tough deciding on a winner. I had to wimp out and ask for someone else to choose for me 🙂  

Adventure Race Training   Have you ever done an Adventure Race? Like a Warrior Dash or Spartan Challenge. If you have, you know how much fun they and how satisfying they are to finish. If you've never done one, then you should!   If you are looking to do your first adventure race or 10th, I wrote an article to help you get ready.   Tips to get you ready for Adventure Races  

How to eat fish, if you don’t like the taste of fish

  In case you missed the Mother's Day Giveaway, you can go HERE to check it out. All you have to do is tell why your mom rocks on that blog post to be eligible to win a month of boot camp and other awesome prizes. It is also worth checking out to see the heart felt tributes people have done for their moms.   Most of my life, I avoided fish like the plague. Except for tuna fish.  I hated fish, hated the taste of mayonnaise. But when you put the two together? I'm a big fan of that duet. My weirdness knows no bounds.   I still don't like the taste of fish. Or more accurately, I don't like fishy fish. If you know what that means.   I have found that there are certain types of fish and certain ways you prepare them, that can turn a non-fish eater into a fan so you too can get the health benefits from eating fish. Maybe these will help you   1. Type of fish Typically the white fish seem to be the less fishy of the fish. I have tried and like: grouper, orange roughy, tilapia, cod, tuna steaks, or flounder.   2. Fresh never frozen Even the frozen white fish tend to be a little fishier to me. If you have a place you can get fresh fish take advantage of it.   3. Cooking As a personal preference, I have found that using citrus based marinades and grilling fish make it much less fishy. I also really like blackened fish.   There are hundreds of ways to cook and prepare it, so don't be afraid to try new things! Stores also have pre-marinated fish if you are leery about doing it yourself. And if you are using the white fish, they tend to take on the flavor of the marinade rather than the fish itself.     If you want to get fancy and eat salmon that is not fishy, you can try this recipe from The Fix Fat Forever Weight Loss System.     Salmon Cakes with Green Onion, Ginger and Garlic Serve over steamed or sautéed cabbage or bok choy, or with stir fried vegetables or rice. Makes 3 servings, 2 cakes each Ingredients:
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans boneless skinless pink salmon
  • 3 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup whole wheat panko (or breadcrumbs)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  1. Combine salmon, green onions, ginger, garlic and salt in a large bowl and mix well. Add panko and egg and mix gently to combine. Form into 6 patties.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium flame. When hot, add salmon patties. Cook without disturbing for 4-5 minutes or until bottom is golden and crisp, then gently flip with a pancake turner. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes on other side.
  Per serving: 165 calories, 6 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 105 mg cholesterol, 8 g total carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 20 g protein

Honor thy mother, win thy free month of boot camp

Let's face it, none of us would be here if it wasn't for our mom. Just blew your mind didn't I? I'm pretty deep like that.   As a way to honor moms, I would like to give away a free month of boot camp. To be entered to win, all you have to do is comment on this post and tell me why your mom rocks. The winner will not only win a free month of boot camp, but also a boot camp for your mom (or something equally awesome she might like)!   There will also be several prizes chosen at random, so make sure to comment! You could also win: A Swedish and foot massage from Danielle Knight at Blue Healing Spa. Danielle fixed my neck a couple of weeks ago, when I could barely move it. Awesome massage therapist. Free food from my favorite healthy food on the go place Taziki's. A copy of The Fix Fat Forever Weight Loss System.
Your own MIMI Medical software. MIMI is a simple easy to use intuitive computer software program that organizes your important medical and prescription information. I have a MIMI and I truly think everyone else should as well. If you've never heard of it, click that link and check it out. It can truly be a life saver for you or a loved one.
You can write as little or as much as you want, just make it heart felt and it will turn out great.   I'm really excited to see what you can come up with! I think this is a great way to reflect on all that your mom has done for you. The contest will run be over on Saturday May 10th. Good luck! PS-If your mother is no longer with us, I encourage you to still write in about her. You can still win and I will think of a way to honor your mother's memory as well.

The winner, leftover coffee recipe, and financial aid for food

Congratulations to Sherri Stroud for winning a free copy of "What You Need To Know About Getting In Shape- Tips and Strategies From 10 Top Trainers". I got together with 9 great trainers and we put our best tips together in this book. The book turned out really good and I was very honored to be invited to take part in the project. If you want your own copy, you can pick it up on Amazon or if you are in the Huntsville area I can get you one. Just respond to this e-mail and I will get it to you. Either way you can get it autographed if you like. Just as a warning, the value of the book goes down when I put my chicken scratch on it.      

What to do with leftover coffee I'm sure some of you are thinking, "There is no such thing as leftover coffee at my house!" Totally understand. Instead of throwing that coffee out, it can serve a purpose. You can create a Iced Power Coffee. It needs a better name, but work with me here. Mix 4 ounces of cold coffee, with a scoop of vanilla protein powder, four ounces of almond milk, and 4 ice cubes. Blend it all up and it makes a great pre-workout drink, especially on days when you are dragging.


Personal Trainer Food Sale Personal Trainer Food is a company that delivers healthy foods right to your door. 28 days worth of food that comes in a giant cooler. It is great for people who are on the go and don't have time to prep their food. They are doing something pretty cool right now. The company is aware that these are not the greatest economic times, so they want to help out. They are having a financial aid sale to help people to purchase their food. Just go to --->Personal Trainer Food and use the following coupon codes. relief25 for $25 off relief50 for $50 off relief75 for $75 off It is all done on the honor system, so feel free to pick one that fits your needs best.

Win a free copy of my new book

Thank you all so much for all of the great feedback you gave me on 27 Things You Don't Know About Me (the link has some embarrassing pictures to go along with the embarrassing stories). It was the most responses I have ever received and I really appreciate it. I almost erased that one several times, but I am a real person who struggles with making the right choices just like everyone else. I hope that came across. To celebrate and as a thank you, I would like to give away a copy of a new book that I am a part of. Top Trainers Book It was an honor to be included in this book and it is chock full of great advice on how to improve your body and your health. To win all you have to do is like my Facebook page here --->Facebook page Then at 7am CST today, I will post that same picture of the book cover above and when you share it you will be entered and get a chance to win your own autographed copy.

Easy Crock Pot Recipe and the Harlem Shake

Easy Crock Pot Chicken This is probably the easiest recipe you will ever come across. Next time you are in a rush, try this one right before bed.   Throw one bag of frozen chicken breasts in the Crock Pot, season it with salt and pepper (or however you roll), cook on low overnight. By the time you wake up it will be ready. No need to thaw the chicken either, it will thaw as it cooks and provide enough moisture to keep the chicken from drying out.   The Harlem Shake is harder than I thought  
The Harlem Shake is harder than I thought
The Harlem Shake is harder than I thought

The benefits of fat loss and how to win a free massage

  I was about to come up with a post about all the benefits of fat loss, then I came across an awesome picture. A picture is worth a 1000 words right? All of that by losing fat! Not just dropping pounds on a scale, but actually losing fat. Pretty cool.   So who wants an hour long massage? We are starting a Facebook contest at Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp where you could win one. Take a picture of wearing your boot camp shirt in cool/odd/funny/unusual places and/or situations, then post them on the Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp fan page.   Don't have a shirt? You can still win! You can either purchase one for $10 (email for details) OR you can just hold up a homemade sign with Huntsville or Madison Adventure Boot Camp on it, take the picture, and upload it.   The picture that gets the most likes, comments, and shares (each is worth a point) wins! The contest will end on June 30th.  Post your pictures here ---->Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp fan page   Good luck everybody!

Think you can do better? (free workout)


And Lord please let me and Scruffy make it through the next 15 minutes

  Have you got 15 minutes to spare? Then I want you to see if you can beat me. First things first. Make sure you get a thorough warm-up before you start this workout. Then the workout is simple. Simple is a totally different word than easy as you will find out. Set a timer for 15 minutes and then see how many rounds you can get through of the following:
15 pushups
15 burpees
15 squats
15 shoulder presses (right arm only)
15 shoulder presses (left arm only)
15 squat and high row
15 pike pushups
15 mountain climbers
Select a weight that is challenging, but you should be able to do 15-20  reps with. I used 35's, most of the women in my boot camp used between 10 and 20 pounds. (Yes, I'm barely stronger than some of them. They are beasts though!)
Doesn't look too bad on paper, but it adds up. I was sucking wind about half way in. I got through 5 rounds. Most of the women in my camp completed anywhere from 2-4 rounds.
Think you can do better? Try it out and post how many rounds you got through below.
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