• Penny King

getting fit for summer


getting fit for summer

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner and the quarantine is coming to an end.

Are you ready to greet the warmer weather with shorts, tank tops and bathing suits?

If the thought of being seen in your bathing suit makes you uncomfortable then it’s time to spend the next 30 days dropping excess pounds and getting into better shape.

Then you’ll exit quarantine and ride out the summer months fitter than ever and more likely to eat healthier, indulge less and stick with your workout schedule.

I’m here to help get you in shape for summer. Start with these 5 steps to slim down your body over the next 30 days…

1. Go Gluten Free: Going gluten free for 30 days is such a simple way to accelerate weight loss. Just think of all the extra carbs and calories that you’ll be saving yourself from. And it’s not so bad, once you get used to it. Wrap sandwiches and burgers in lettuce or on top of a pile of greens.

2. Exercise 5x’s Each Week: Take the next 30 days to really focus your efforts in the gym. Train as if you were preparing yourself for an athletic event, with the mindset that each and every workout is important in seeing you through your goal. Make a log of each time that you exercise, noting the duration, intensity and activity.

3. Go Sugar Free: Sugar is the biggest thing holding you back when it comes to dropping fat and getting lean. And not just refined sugar. I’m talking about all sugars. Take the next 30 days to cut out all sweeteners and limit your intake of sweet fruits. This will be hard at first, especially if you have a sweet tooth, but the rapid change in your body is fantastic incentive to keep going.

4. Enjoy Protein and Veggies: Enough about all the things you can’t eat, let’s talk about what you can eat. Your meals should be a variety of protein and veggies. For protein stick with organic, hormone-free meat that has been roasted, baked or grilled. For veggies, avoid starchy veggies like potatoes, and instead stick with an assortment of colorful, fiber-filled veggies.

5. Join My Program: The quickest way to get your body into tip-top shape is to join one of my fitness programs. I’m here to get you into the best shape of your life, with my proven, effective system. Make the commitment now, and together we can make the body of your dreams a reality.

So there you have it, 5 simple steps to come out of quarantine in BETTER shape than you went into it!

Remember, the next 30 days are going to pass whether you focus on your fitness or not. So, you’re going to spend the next 30 days simply getting older and more out-of-shape OR you could buckle down and finally make your amazing transformation.

The choice is yours.

I’m here to see you through it all. Call or email now and let’s get started!


Here’s a delicious new take on chicken salad. The chicken is poached in white wine to be tender and flavorful. Find fresh greens and an assortment of colorful veggies to add to your salad, don’t limit yourself to the ingredients listed below.

Something magical happens when you poach chicken in wine and the serve it over a bed of vibrant produce...try it and see!

Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

What you need Servings: 6

For the Wine-Poached Chicken

2 quarts low sodium chicken broth 4 cups white wine 2 yellow onions, halved 4 cloves Garlic, smashed 3 sprigs fresh thyme 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

For the Pomegranate Mixed Greens Salad

6 cups Mixed Greens ½ cup pomegranate seeds (arils) 3 tablespoons roasted, salted pepitas ½ cup jicama, peeled and chopped 2 avocados, pitted, peeled and chopped Classic Balsamic Dressing

Instructions

1. Place the broth, wine, onions, garlic and thyme in a large pot over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then gently add the chicken breasts one at a time. The chicken should be fully covered by the liquid, add more broth if needed. Return to a boil.

2. Once the liquid boils, turn off the heat and cover the pot. Allow the chicken to poach for 30 minutes, then use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken and onions from the liquid. Once cool enough to handle, shred the chicken and slice the onions. Combine the chicken and onion in a bowl and generously season with freshly cracked sea salt and black pepper.

3. On each salad plate arrange a bed of mixed greens and top with pomegranate seeds, pepitas, jicama, avocado and a scoop of the chicken. Drizzle with Classic Balsamic Dressing and serve immediately. The chicken will keep up to 3 days in the fridge. Enjoy!

Nutrition One serving equals: 394 calories, 18g fat, 143mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 4g sugar, and 44g protein

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