Almond, Feta & Cucumber Salad Mixture

INGREDIENTS

3 1/2 Cups of Lettuce

2 Cups of Diced Cucumber

1/2 Cup of Walnuts

2 1/2 Cups of Feta Cheese Crumbled

2 Tablespoons of Chopped Dill

1 1/2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 1/2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar

1 1/2 Teaspoon of Dijon Mustard

1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

1/2 Teaspoon of Pepper

DIRECTIONS

Mix Lettuce, Cucumber, Almonds & Feta in a Bowl.  Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and mix.  Add this amazing mixture to the lettuce – Toss & Enjoy every Bite!

Wow! What a great Salad & so very simple to make. Very delicious- to say the least!  Start saying to yourself that you will begin to cook healthier.  Believe that you can do anything… & you are halfway there!  May you fall in love with this incredible salad- like I did! Enjoy the rest of your Spring! Take Care! XO.

Cheers,

Gina

 

Walnut, Lemon, Goat Cheese & Beet Salad

INGREDIENTS

1 Teaspoon of Sugar

2 Small Lemons, Peeled and Cut in Sections

4 Medium Beets, Roasted and Properly Peeled

1/4 Cup of Parsley Leaves

1/2 Cup of Walnuts

1 1/2 Ounces of Crumbled Goat Cheese

1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon of Black Pepper

DIRECTIONS

1. Mix Lemons and Sugar in a bowl and let it sit for 45 minutes.  Remove Lemon in a bowl with a slotted  spoon.

2. Slice Beets (as thin as you can)Arrange lemon segments, parsley & beet slices on a medium platter.  Drizzle goat cheese and walnuts.  Sprinkle oil as well as the salt and pepper.

What a sensational salad!?  Very, very simple to make & this can be eaten for Lunch or Dinner.  This Salad will no longer make you feel tempted!  Weight Cliquers, you will only fail if you give up on yourself!  Stop Wishing & Start Doing!  Wishing you a remarkable day!! Enjoy this fabulous salad! The perfect mixture of food!!

Cheers,

Gina

Why you Should Not Compare Yourself to Others

Happy Spring!  Do you ever compare yourself to others at the gym?  Take a step back and be grateful with all that you have accomplished instead of putting yourself down.  Stay in the moment and be happy so you can do your best at the gym today.  Comparing yourself to others makes you less appreciative of the person you are & you are so much more powerful than getting down on yourself.

Remind that little voice inside yourself that sometimes it is hard not to compare and thinking negatively can be the worst feeling for you to move forward with training.  Do not knock yourself down!  Remind yourself that everyone has their own struggles.  Keep building and giving yourself the confidence you really deserve.  Be content with the person you are- everyday!

Cheers,

Gina

Why Positive Self-Talk can be Helpful to You!

When vigorously working out- do you ever feel that you need positive self talk so you do not quit?  During a high-intensity training session.. motivational self-talk can help you to be competitive.  It can be powerful to think or say out loud phrases like “don’t give up” or “keep pushing yourself.”  Have in mind when you are working out what goals you have so you can easily identify what you want to achieve.  That can be very helpful and beneficial for you.

Before an intense training session- realize your mind is so powerful and what you think during your work-out can greatly influence your performance.  You want to be strong during an effective work-out so keep up the amazing effort by staying positive and in the right frame of mind- before, during and after your aerobic session.  You are incredible and always believe that about yourself!

Cheers,

Gina

Ways to Stay on Track & Always Create a Fresh Start

There are multiple ways stay on track and avoid failure and choose to actively focus on self-improvements for your health.  Always have a desire and concentrate on balance so you can succeed with taking care of your over-all health.  Whichever program or person you choose to help you attain your weight loss goals, stick with it & give yourself time to see results.

Always make clear and realistic weight loss goals.  Never rush the process, be certain to ease into your weight loss journey.  Do your best to track your progress on a daily & weekly basis.  Resolve to eat moderate portions of healthier food consistently.  Remember to always stay accountable with your weight loss by weighing in as much as you can.  Enjoy the Sunshine, Weight Cliquers!!!

Cheers,

Gina

Why Strength Training can be an Amazing Experience

Getting your arms & legs in shape as well as strength training can be a very helpful routine for your body, mind and life.  Always think about the positive reasons why you should lift weights and be certain to have fun doing it, as well.  Body building helps build muscle mass and creates a better shape to your body.  Building muscle allows you to get the most out of the quality of your health and daily training routine.

Staying in the best shape can make you feel good about yourself and give you the confidence you deserve.  I have discovered that the more muscle you have, the more you can healthily eat without gaining weight- which is fabulous.  This is very important to know- especially for long-term weight loss management.  Have a marvelous time lifting weights and enjoy it- as well!

Cheers,

Gina

Are you Under alot of Stress & Feel Rundown?

Everyone feels stress from time to time.  Some signs of stress are feeling exhausted, sleeping less and skipping a working-out.  Always keep in mind that some people gain weight during demanding & stressful circumstances.  Sometimes people eat due to emotional issues, as well.  The first step to take is figuring out a way to deal with stress and getting in control of your life.

Some ways that stress can be reduced is by doing yoga, working-out, deep breathing or taking a nap and getting more sleep.  Pay close attention if you are beginning to binge during stressful times as it is important to know that about yourself.  Do your best to make life easier.  Try doing whatever you can to be a happier person.  Eat healthy and always have positive energy!  I am cheering for you!!

Cheers,

Gina

Creating your own Diet Plan

Figuring out your own Diet Plan is something that everyone has to do according to their personal preferences and incorporating it into their everyday lifestyle.  Finding the perfect diet has to agree with your body & live with you in your everyday life.  In the beginning, take things slow and begin to use trial and error with your food choices and exercise routine.

Always be creative when structuring your food choices with your weight loss plan.  Do your best to incorporate a variety of foods.  Get the quality support that you deserve.  Joining a diet or work-out group can be very beneficial and supportive for you.  Wishing you the best of luck with achieving your own weight loss personal diet plan.  Always trust your gut feeling with whatever food options you make. Stay Motivated and Happy!

Cheers,

Gina

Getting Ready for Training in the Spring!

Spring is finally here!  Let’s get set for working-out in this amazing weather! One tip to prepare you for running outdoors is to drink extra fluids throughout the course of your training session.  After the long winter months it is so exciting to feel the temperature change.  Always focus on the positive benefits of working out in the hotter temperature in the Spring and Summer weather. Hoping you enjoy every second of your exercise routine.

Be certain to take note that training outdoors can be horrible with out the proper work-out gear.  Always, always layer accordingly!  When you are hustling at your hardest momentum, plan your wardrobe based on the temperature for that day.  With positive thinking and patience, you will be set to get ready for your warmer weather exercise routine.  So very happy- Spring has Sprung!! Enjoy this gorgeous time of year!!!

Cheers,

Gina

Tricks to get you through your Workout

If you find yourself struggling mentally to get through your vigorous training session, there are many ways which can help you finish strong.  It is very important to take your workout one mile at a time.  Do your best to stay focused and as strong as you can until you hit the next mile.  When your legs and posture gets sluggish, try switching your attention on your arms to carry you to the end of your session.

If you are properly fueled and hydrated always know to pace yourself as best as you can.  Knowing how challenging a workout can be, always be certain to know that you have the determination to push yourself further.  Always be positive and visualize yourself and how good you will feel after your training is complete. Happy Spring!!!

Cheers,

Gina