Sunday, October 12, 2014

Weekly Fit Letter ** Week of 10/12/14

Hi & Happy Sunday Evening :)  

Through your free Team Beachbody account with me as your coach
with me as your Group Fitness Insanity instructor, you'll be receiving a weekly newsletter every weekend with recipes and tips for healthy living!  
MEALSPIRATION SPOTLIGHT: Quinoa Fiesta Enchilada Bake

I LOVE Mexican food and quinoa so wanted to pass this recipe along since it combines the 2!   If you try it out this week, I'd love to see pictures!  Hashtag it #betterthanyesterdayfitness :)

Servings: 6 • Size: 1/6th * Calories: 331 • Fat: 12 g • Carb: 44 g • Fiber: 7 g • Protein: 17.5 g • Sugar: 6 g


  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tbsp chipotle en adobo sauce (or more if you want it spicy)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen thawed corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus 2 tbsp for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided*
  • 1 medium (4 oz) haas avocado, diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a 9 x 12 baking dish with oil.

2. In a medium saucepan cook the quinoa with 1 3/4 cups broth according to package instructions; when cooked, fluff with a fork and set aside.

3. Meanwhile in a small saucepan heat the oil over medium low heat. Add the garlic and saute until golden, about 1 - 2 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, 1/4 tsp kosher salt, cumin, 1/4 cup broth and chipotle en adobo. If it's too thick, add 2 tbsp water to thin out. Bring to a boil and simmer 3 to 4 minutes.

4. In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, green chiles, corn, black beans and 1/4 cup cilantro. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese and mix will. Place into the baking dish and spread out. Top with the enchilada sauce and remaining cheese.
5. Cover with foil and bake until hot the cheese is melted, about 20 to 25 minutes.
6. To serve, top with avocado, scallions and remaining fresh cilantro. Cut into 6 pieces and serve right away.


Daily Workout Routine for This Week

Do this 1-2 times everyday (Monday-Sunday) of this upcoming week. 

**Unsure how to do one of the workouts?!  Message me!  That's what I'm here for! 

1. Take a picture and hashtag it #betterthanyesterdayfitness
2. tag me in the pic on Facebook and/or instagram @teachlovefit. 

Can't wait to see the pics! 


20 power squats (squat, jump feet together, jump into a squat...repeat) 
15 plank walks (high plank, walk hands to right, walk hands to center, walk hands to left...repeat)
15 floor sprints (high plank, bring knees to chest) 
10 push ups (modify on lower thigh -- never on knees!) 
1 min high plank (hands under shoulders, head/neck/back in line) 
1 min low plank rocker (elbows under shoulders, on forearms/toes, rock back and forth on toes)

**Take breaks!  Try your best!  It's about PROGRESS not PERFECTION! 

Need some support and accountability to get to your HEALTH GOAL?  

Join 1 of my RESULTS GROUPS & you will....
*Workout at home to a program such as Insanity, P90x, 21-Day Fix, etc.
*Follow a given meal plan.
*Stay accountable & motivated through an online support system that I will coach from start to finish..

I. October 13th = Start of a 3-Day Refresh & 21-Day Fix Results Group
*For ladies & gents committing to the 3-Day Refresh and/or 21-Day Fix (21+ days of support)

III. October 20th = Start of a Mixed Program Results Group (basically all Team Beachbody programs)
    *A group for ALL TEAM BEACHBODY PROGRAMS (60+ days of support) 

Recent Testimony: "It's the first time In month I have 'tucked' my shirt in months! Bye bye muffin top!"

**Scales can be 1 indicator, but clothing is the BEST indicator in my opinion.   What's better than rocking your outfit with more confidence and feeling better?! 



SHAKEOLOGY SPOTLIGHT: Butterfinger Shakeology Recipe

1 Scoop of Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup of unsweetened Almond Milk
1 1/2 TBSP of Butterscotch pudding mix
1 1/2 TBSP of PB2 (or peanut butter)
Ice and Blend to Taste

**Video about Shakeology

FUN FACT SPOTLIGHT: Fall Favorite...Squash!


MOTIVATION SPOTLIGHT: Be Consistent. Small steps everyday YIELD BIG RESULTS!


Financial Fitness SpotlightChoose Meatless Protein Sources

Foods like beans, lentils, etc. are wonderful protein sources and are also extremely good for you! They’re also insanely cheap – especially if you buy them dry and in bulk (although canned is pretty cheap also). 

Switch to meatless a couple of nights a week and your health and wallet will thank you!

**I do this often-- I'll swap cottage cheese on my salad instead of meat!  Try it!


Workouts are based on interval training and plyometric movement that result in HIGH CALORIC BURN!  

The class originates from the popular home fitness program, Insanity...but the class' format & moves are different and taught by a Certified Insanity Instructor (that's me!) in a live, energetic group setting.  

1.Sundays 8am in Brockton, MA (outside class)
*Register by e-mailing me and I'll send you exact location and details 
**CANCELLED FOR 10/19/14 ... Why??  I'm running a 10k...ahh! 
2. Sundays 9:15am in Easton, MA (inside class)
*Register by e-mailing me and I'll send you exact location and details
**CANCELLED FOR 10/19/14 ... Why??  I'm running a 10k...ahh! 

3. Tuesdays 6pm in Hyde Park, MA (inside)
*Register by e-mailing me. 

4. Thursdays 6pm in Hyde Park, MA (inside class)
*Register by e-mailing me. 

I'm always here to answer questions, coach you through a program, teach you in a live Insanity class, help you become a coach, anything!  Contact me :)


Have a fantastic, fit, healthy week!


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