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What has fitness done for you?

20 Jul

“You know that high you get after working out…. fitness is your drug and we are here to support you in your new addiction”

Wow! The Turbo Fire workouts have been so amazing lately… that it has driven us to think about possibly cancelling our gym membership. It is not that great of a gym in all honesty. Fitness 19 is cheap. You get what you pay for. It has the bare minimum it takes to get a workout done, it is stuffy(that place needs a lot more ventilation), they never turn on the AC, it smells bad, is kind of dirty, ect. Over the past year our whole family has really gotten into fitness and we have sort of built up our own home gym. In our parent’s GIANT master bedroom there is a treadmill and elliptical and a nice tv up on the wall to watch. Then in the garage we have a bench press. Then we just got our whole basement finished and that area is cleared out with a tv also mounted to the wall for working out. The whole family does the variety of Beach Body workouts we own down there. Also we have swiss balls, different hand weights, resistance bands, Bowlflex Select Tech Dumbells, chin up bar, ect. We have EVERYTHING you could possibly need to workout. Not to mention all of the wonderful trails around our neighborhood. When school starts there is going to be no time to drive to the gym. We are going to have to go to school, college classes a few nights a week, and work. I think we have put it to great use, but now our membership would just be a waste of money. I know how to work out at home. This is going to save me a lot more time, and money. Plus I can use the weights and things at home and well not have to deal with the stink eye I get from older people at the gym(They always do not believe Whit and I when we tell them we are 17). Now I can just break a sweat in the comforts of my own home instead of some stinky gym. 🙂 

Anywho what are your guys thoughts? Do you think we are making the right choice? Do you have a gym membership?

Oh and by the way if you are wondering where that quote is from, it is just one of the many inspirational quotes that Chalene Johnson says in Turbo Fire.


Well we took a few days off to get some things(AP Psychology Summer HW, chores, giving our rooms a facelift, ect.) done. Sometimes you just need a little break to recuperate and unplug. Ya know what I mean? We did not take a picture of everything in the past three days, but here are just some random eats 😛  

 **VERDICT: Do not ask me how but this is the only protein bar that I have EVER eaten that actually has the same texture and taste as Reese’s PB. I was in PB heaven. This actually was a dessert one night! It definitely satisfied the sweet tooth.  


 We were feeling a little fruity… which meant a GIANT yogurt mess! YUM yum. I was even feeling a little spontaneous and threw some Cap’ n’ Crunch in there.


I was browsing through all of Meg’s wonderful recipes and came across something I HAD to make Berry Patch Oats! Thanks girly 🙂


Then what would a week be without Maple Coffee Oats! This time we even added a little bit of hot cocoa mix into it to make it chocolatey. This was probably the best combo yet for these oats.


A big plate of greens was enjoyed on our new deck today. My dad hand-built that by the way. Isn’t it beautiful! I love it. I have been outside so much now. All of us sistas talked out there for hours last night.

Here is closer pic. That is half a cheddar bratwurst in the salad btw. This salad ROCKED! 


 Honey wheat+ Italian Herb bagel = 😉

 There is also some egg whites and pizza sauce of course. Weird, but incredibly good.


Today was our mom and dad’s 22nd anniversary so Whit and I made brownies. They were the boxed kind(I know what a disappointment) to say the least, but we still substituted the oil for egg whites and apple sauce. I can never say no to a warm brownie, so this was enjoyed with some fluff and caramel sauce swirled on top.

 And a vanilla steamer on the side. It was rainy and kind of chilly all day so this was the perfect time for a steamer.

 Who knew you could fool your parents by cutting the fat and cholesterol out of a treat they love so much?! lol.


And finally for tonight’s dinner, Whit and I enjoyed burger style wraps.

 For the sauce we combined:

  • 1 tsp. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp. franks hot sauce
  • 1 swiss laughing cow wedge

Then we just simply cooked up a Boca Brushetta Burger Patty and diced up some pickle. SO SIMPLE! Try it 😉

 A lot have you have been asking how we created our new header. Well we cannot take credit for that wonderful masterpiece. Wei Wei over at ;yum actually offered to create it for us. She is one talented little lady, and I am sure she would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Before I go…

Our sister Ashley which you all have read about over and over again is our number one reader. She reads all of your lovely comments and now she has a question for you. Have you had a fitness transformation/revelation? What made you want to get healthy, and how have you done so? She loves reading about this stuff, it helps her as a coach! So if you have a story you would like to share than don’t be shy 🙂 You can email her at amaughan1@yahoo.com