APRIL CHICK OF THE MONTH
Spring has sprung and we are getting pumped up to start May classes, celebrate our last month indoors (plus save $80 off with code ‘spring12″!) and have our awesome health weekend at the FIT CHICKS Retreat May 29 -31. So what do we do when we are happy? Celebrate our Chick of the Month with Karin from our Toronto College & University Ave Bootcamp.
Lara, the fierce Chick Sergeant from the Toronto College & University location, wrote in to nominate Karin. Karin came to us with an awesome goal to get fierce and strong before heading on a back packing adventure to Asia (and in the process lost 8 inches and toned all over!) Lara was blown away by how she brought 110% to every class, her amazing positive energy and inspiration to all chicks in class.
Karin is an awesome example that when you set a goal and work hard, you can achieve it. She truly is an amazing example to us all and we want her to share her story with y’all….take it away Karin!
What made you decide to join FIT CHICKS?
I had become pretty stagnant in my work outs, so wanted a way to get me out of my comfort zone. I have a trip to Cambodia coming up, so I thought that would be a nice goal to work towards.
What is the biggest change you have seen in your life since joining FIT CHICKS? How has fitness and nutrition changed your life for the better?
I’ve always been quite healthy (cook most of my own meals from scratch), but being so focused on MY health for 12 weeks allowed me to really think about all of the little extra temptations that are around (no, I don’t need a donut that someone brought into the office, etc.!). It’s made it easier to say no to those sorts of treats.
And I’m definitely seeing a positive change in my body–I have lost 8 inches and am more toned than before, which was a goal of mine!
We love sharing healthy eating tips! Is there anything you can share that helps you enjoy eating healthy?
I’ve always found that planning your meals for the week ahead of time really helps. I also take some time on Sundays to prep all my lunches for the week. That way I know I’ll have healthy lunches ready for me.
I also try to cook and freeze as much as I can, so I’m not tempted to get take-out when I know I have a healthy dinner in the freezer.
What are your fave healthy eats? Do you have a healthy “go to” recipe?
Here is a recipe for overnight pumpkin pie oats that I love. I’ve adapted it from this recipe from Oh She Glows:
PUMPKIN SPICE OVERNIGHT OATS
– 1/3 cup regular oats
– 1.5 tbsp chia seeds
– 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
– 3/4 cup skim or almond milk (unsweetened)
– 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
– 1/3 cup canned pure pumpkin
– chopped pecans
Directions: Mix the oats, chia seeds, and spices in a small tupperware or canning jar. Then add the milk and maple syrup and whisk until mixed. Add in the pumpkin and whisk again until fully incorporated. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight. You can eat it cold in the summer or warmed up in the winter. I toss some chopped pecans after it’s warmed for some extra crunch and protein, but any nuts would do.
What is your fave FIT CHICKS Signature workouts & why?
I really enjoy the tabata workouts. I like that you have to work really hard for a short period of time and then get to rest–it makes it seem easier somehow, although I know it’s still really hard work!
If you could share a piece of positive advice to a chick just starting on her fitness journey, what would it be?
Just try to do what works best for you in the moment. Don’t worry about what others are achieving, because it’s really all about you. Soon enough, you’ll start to notice progress!
Chick – thanks for sharing your fitness journey with us! You truly are an inspiration and proof of the power of healthy living and positive thinking. It not only inspires us, but sets a great example to all chicks who are looking to make a healthy change that they can do it too! Jump on the fierce fitness train with us with next session starting May 4 (plus we have some awesome savings with up to $80 off our 2015 programs!)or if we don’t have a class near you, you can still get our FIERCE in 8 DVD System exclusively on The Shopping Channel…we can’t wait to sweat up a storm with you!
Have a fab day,
FIT CHICKS xo