THE BEST Stuffed Peppers Ever

My family LOVES stuffed peppers and the best thing is you can make them out of basically whatever you have on hand! BUT THESE, these are the go to Peppers in our house 😍 You will not be disappointed!

Ingredients:

6 large Bell Peppers ( I prefer a mix of orange, red and green)

1 lb Ground beef (I use elk or venison)

1⁄2 cup onion, Chopped

1/2 can tomato paste

3 fresh tomatoes, diced

1 cup rice of your choice (I prefer brown or jasmine) **Busy mom tip: I cook my rice in the instant pot the day before

1 cup water (for cooking rice)

1 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup Mexican cheese blend, Shredded

Directions:

Cut off the tops of peppers; discard seeds and membranes, chop peppers in half length wise.

Cook the whole green peppers, uncovered in boiling water for about 5 minutes; invert to drain well.

*in a separate pot put water bring to boil add rice cook until rice is soft – unless using precooked rice like I do.

In a skillet cook ground beef, onion till meat is browned and onions are tender.

Add tomatoes, paste, salt, garlic powder, Worcestershire, and rice.

if needed add more water.

add rice to beef mixture.

Stir in cheese. Stuff peppers with meat/rice mixture. Place in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet lined with foil.

Bake, covered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. in the last 5 minutes add any remaining cheese to the top of the peppers.

And ENJOY! Because these are amazing!!!

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Taco Boat Throwdown

Tonight was one of those "okay how do we throw something together fast, without going grocery shopping?" Kinda nights 😳
So was born our zucchini taco boats 😍😍😍

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole zucchini
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used ground elk)
  • 1 whole onion -diced
  • 2 bell peppers OR 2 cups baby sweet peppers -diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 avocado (or guacamole)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • My sodium free taco seasoning
  • 1tbsp water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Saran Wrap
  • Olive oil

*optional
For the family 😉 1 box jiffy cornbread mix and it's ingredients

Directions:

  • Brown the meat in large skillet
  • Once almost completely browned add water and taco seasoning to taste
  • Slice zucchini in half lengthwise, do not cut completely through but almost
  • Spray small amount of non stick cooking
  • spray in the middle of the zucchini
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Wrap with Saran Wrap and microwave 5 minutes, then let it stand 2 minutes
  • Do the same to the other zucchini
  • Add a small amount of oil to the pan with the meat moved to the side
  • Add onion and peppers leaving 1/2 cup raw for topping
  • Cooking onion and peppers and blend with taco meat and turn off heat
  • Mix corn and black beans in microwave safe bowl and cover and microwave on high 2 minutes
  • Open Saran wrapped zucchini and *optional : scoop out center (I prefer to leave the center in
  • Top with meat mixture, lettuce, peppers, salsa, cheese, bean and corn mixture and salsa

*Optional Corn Bread Base for non-zucchini lovers

  • Follow directions on jiffy box to mix pancakes
  • Heat griddle and make corn bread pancakes 🥞
  • Top exactly the same as the zucchini boats

These were a hit by all and so fast and simple and most importantly, you don't need your oven on a hot summer day!

And for those of you following the Fixate meal plan like me 😉 here are the counts 😘

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Summer Love Your Body

Summer Love Your Body Bootcamp is Open for Registration!

You Guys! Registration is NOW OPEN for my

Summer Love Your Body Online Bootcamp!

Lets learn to love ourselves where we are at while working towards our goals together!! This bootcamp will push us to hit our goals by the Fourth of July and more importantly to love ourselves more and more everyday while we work on being healthier and happier than ever!!!

You will get all your workouts (that you’ll do from home), 30 superfood meals, the built in support and motivation that comes from being in these groups, and the exact nutrition/meal plan you need to not only get results, but to learn how to KEEP those results forever. You’ll learn all my secrets on learning to love yourself right where you are while you work on building a healthier you and get to where you want to be! Because you are amazing just the way you are and it isn’t wrong to want more out of your life and your body You will learn to NEVER diet again and how you should NEVER be hungry!

So, if you are sick of wanting more and never sticking with it, or of teeter-tottering back and forth between dieting and bingeing, losing and gaining, feeling like you have no control over food or your body, feeling like you can’t remember the last time you appreciated your body for anything, dealing with anxiety, depression or lack of energy, or if you just want to lose some fat while still enjoying the things you love like wine 😉 and chocolate, send me an email ASAP or fill out the Take My Challenge form above! My groups fill up quick, and once those spots are full, its full. Can’t wait to work with you!

**only open to women who live in the US and Canada who and are not already a coach or working with one**

 

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These are real results, that you can really get and maintain while building confidence and staying full on food your whole family will love!!

 

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

His Grace Is Sufficient

As I laid in bed this morning listening to these little voices build and imagine and play in the hallway together, just to be near where I am ❤️ I was overcome with total gratitude for this amazing gift of motherhood and stewardship of these tiny hearts, hands and feet They absorb every breath I breathe, every thought I think and every word I speak.

They long to be near us always, in the quiet moments and in the crazy ones.

They watch us, watch ourselves in the mirror and learn how to think and talk about their own bodies.

They watch us show kindness to strangers and learn to be kind, always and to everyone.

They watch us love our husbands, their daddy and hero, and watch him love us, and learn what a healthy and strong marriage should look like and what they can expect from a man.

They watch us praise the Lord and sing to Him, read of Him and act as He would approve, and they learn to love Him.

They listen as We lift others up, speak acceptance and love into their lives, and they learn to pour their hearts into others, to be empathetic.

They watch and listen as we contain, or try our hardest to contain 😉, our temper, our anxiety, our depression, and learn to be strong and steadfast and a fighter-despite their weaknesses.

They watch us fall to our knees and depend on Him for our strength, and learn to be arrows, to turn to Him in times of need.

They watch us press on, work hard and talk about passion and purpose and dreams and things that seem impossible without faith, and they learn to have faith, to dream BIG, and that they can accomplish anything they want with God and mommy in their corner ❤️

We are more than just a mom, We are warriors, an example, a steward. And they are more than our beautiful children, they are daughters and sisters and someday mothers in Christ, Sons, Brothers and someday Fathers in Christ, they are arrows in the Lords army, they are the future.
So I will keep sharing my weaknesses and my fight, so they can see where I draw my strength ❤ And I urge you to share yours too, continue to lead by example and we need to remember as mommas, that even when we think they aren’t watching and maybe think we aren’t leading, they are, we are, always.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.- 2 Corinthians 12:9

Happy Mothers Day week to all my other arrow raisers, arrow sharpeners and arrow buffers 😉 whether you’re a mom of your own arrows or a significant role model for the arrows in your life, you are raising the future ❤️ Thank you for all you do and for all the beautiful “mothers” in my girls life, I could not raise these warriors without you!  

Health, Wellness and Fitness Coach Free Informative Training

Have you ever wondered what it would entail to become a Health, Wellness, or Fitness Coach? How much time I spend each week running my business, how I find clients and how the heck I get paid? Well you would be excited to learn that you need absolutely NO prior experience to become a successful Health, Wellness or Fitness Coach. I am looking for women that are passionate about health, nutrition and/or fitness or getting healthy and fit! If you have health goals (even if you aren’t currently working on them 😉 ) and you enjoy helping people, this opportunity is for you! THIS TUESDAY 4/25 I would love you to join me in my totally free virtual Open House and follow along as you have time and see what this whole thing is about and WHY so many women are finding success and happiness in this opportunity!

I am looking for women who are looking to learn more about this opportunity to work from home and set your own hours as a Health, Wellness or Fitness Coach. This week only I am offering this completely free Open House style virtual training in the requirements and details of becoming a Coach and how it works, what it takes and answering all your questions as well as offering next steps for those interested.

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I will be filling only 10 open positions into our exclusive mentorship program for the month of May. These positions are open first come, first serve to active members of my Open House Training. An average weekly income for a Coach graduate from our mentorship program ranges between $200-$1,500 (Part-Time) and $1,500-$6,000 (Full-Time)

If you:
* Are motivated by helping others
* Are coachable
* Are a hard worker
* Are a team player, and
* Have a CAN DO, POSITIVE ATTITUDE
* Have LEADERSHIP qualities
* Are fitness minded or would like to work on your own health goals and inspire others.
* Are someone who has always had a true desire for making a difference in the lives of others
THEN THIS IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD BE IN!

To join the completely free and private Coach Open House please request to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293907921051984/

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You can also send me the following information to recieve your exclusive invite:
– Name
– Phone Number
– eMail Address
– a short paragraph as to why you are interested in this opportunity

I will be in touch within 24-48 hours and I look forward to speaking with you and sharing a little with you about this opportunity! You guys will not want to miss this!

The Solution to a Healthy Lifestyle as a Diabetic…Shakeology – Is it a Miracle? 

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What is Shakeology’s Impact on Diabetes & Blood Sugar?!? How is it saving lives, reversing years of diabetic damage and giving people their health back?!?

Hear it from them and read on to see how:

Hear David’s Story here: How Shakeology saved my life and my marriage!

“I swear by Shakeology! It reversed 10 years of diabetic A1C levels in me in just 4 months of daily use. Can’t and won’t live without it! My endocrinologist has it written in my medical file as a requirement for me to take now, and another doctor was so impressed that she started taking it and it reversed her diabetic levels she had for 7 years.” -Gwyn M.
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“My mom told me again earlier today how beautiful her blood sugars are. Shakeology has helped to dramatically reduce her insulin. Sometimes she doesn’t even need her insulin. I’m glad I made my mom try Shakeology a year and a half ago.” ~Shakeology customer.
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“Shakeology works, because I am a diabetic that was on 9 pills. But once I started drinking Shakeology, it changed my overall numbers in blood pressure, sugar levels, and cholesterol. To this date of 6 months of drinking Shakeology and working out – NO PILLS!!” –Sydney
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“I’m a 57 yr old insulin dependent diabetic, on insulin for 47 yrs. I’ve been using Shakeology daily since 4/8/10 and it’s a predictable meal, in that the carbs are exact. That has been a major benefit for me. Since then I’ve dropped 22 lbs, reduced my daily total insulin by nearly 40%, and am now off bp medication. Also, the only workout I’ve done is the one that comes w/ the drink mix… I call ’em Shake30 and Shake50 workouts. I haven’t worked out much at all the last six weeks, other than running a bit, but the weight continued to drop and it must be due to the Shakeology.” _BH
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“Being DIABETIC, and HAVING KIDNEY & THYROID DISEASE, I had to do something.

Thanks to Beachbody, I have lost a total of 75lbs. and now living a more fit and healthier lifestyle. I come from a family of Type 2 Diabetics and was borderline diabetic myself, and had Kidney disease, Thyroid disease and back pains. Doing Beachbody’s workout programs and drinking SHAKEOLOGY has changed all that! My thyroid results are normal!!! My doctors are AMAZED at my results!!! My lab results are ALL NORMAL now and show that I am NO LONGER DIABETIC!!! I have so much more energy, strength and stamina than I have ever had when I was in my teens and 20s. I started at 196lbs. wearing a size 16 and am currently 125lbs. wearing a size 4!!! I have never been a size 4 before in my life!!” ~Jenny, mother of 4, and works full time.
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“My wife’s Type 2 Diabetes was reversed thanks to Shakeology.” – Sean K.
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“My friend’s doctor (YES DOCTOR) said she should try SHAKEOLOGY and she has DIABETES! SMART DR!” -Stacie M.
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“I was borderline type 2 diabetic for the past few years. I also had gestational when I was prego. (3-4yrs ago) In December (2013)I signed up for shakeo and was just hoping to lose weight. But it dropped and regulated my blood sugar within the first few weeks of using it. I am no longer get the headaches from my blood sugar rollercoastering. I no longer considered borderline. My blood sugar is normal.” -Amy S.
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“My fasting number this morning was no longer in the “diabetes” range but in the “pre-diabetes” range…with NO meds! I am so amazed.” – Kristie M.
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“My parents have been drinking SHAKEOLOGY for a little over a month now. My mother’s sugars are almost normal! AND she was suffering from major diabetes headaches when she ate badly and we were getting ready to increase her insulin!!! She is now coming off her meds all together and is exercising and losing weight! Dad’s sugars are now under control and he is getting ready to cut out his meds as well! Shakeology has changed the blood chemistry in my household and family for the better!” – Ilene W.
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RAFAEL’S MOM: DIABETES, ANEMIA, SLEEP APNEA, OBESITY

“Without her even knowing, my mom expressed to me the compliments she was receiving ever since she started on Shakeology. To start things off, let’s start with my mom’s medical condition prior to Shakeology. My mom is Diabetic and anemic. She was placed on Thyroid medication to help her lose weight. Her insulin was prescribed to help control her sugar levels. My mom is medically disabled and has had to use wheel chairs and a cane to assist in getting around. She also has to sleep with a sleep apnea machine to help her breathe at night.

After hearing and seeing what Shakeology has done to me, my mom decided to give it a try. After having to spend hundreds of dollars on shakes and Ensure from her doctor’s office, she figured why not do Shakeology.
So, 2 months have gone by and my mom opened her third bag. She went to the local grocery store (Publix) where like always, the cashiers are so friendly and always remember their customers. My mom walks in and the cashier yells, “OMG SYLVIA, You’ve lost so much weight and you’re walking WITHOUT A CANE!! What are you doing?”

That excitement brought my mom to say SHAKEOLOGY! My son got me on it and it’s helped me so much, she said.

My mom got the lady’s email and called me about the news. Next, my mom went to her doctor’s office. All the nurses, techs, and receptionist were shocked, too. She went the other day after having a physical done.

Her doctor walked in with a confused look on her face. Looking at the chart then at my mom, the doctor couldn’t understand the rapid change. First thing out the doctor’s mouth was, “Sylvia, what are you doing different?” my mom said “Shakeology why?” The doctor replied, “Well, don’t ever stop it!”

The doctor then explained to my mom that she no longer needed her insulin, her levels were normal. Next the doctor lowered her triglyceride medication. Next the doctor was happy to tell her that she was now no longer anemic. Within 2 months, my mom lost 32 pounds, that’s an average of 16 pounds a month. Mind you, my mother is disabled so she CANNOT EXERCISE. This has all taken place simply by drinking Shakeology. Also with the weight loss, my mom hasn’t needed to use her cane to walk or sleep apnea machine when sleeping.

This is a true testimonial that Shakeology is the healthiest meal of the day.”

~by Rafael J. Felipe

Here is more about the Glycemic Index and Shakeology: Glycemic Index of Shakeology

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Interested in giving Shakeology a go? You have nothing to lose especially since it has a bottom of the bag guarantee!

 Order Here or message me for more info or the best deal!

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Here is some more information about Shakeology too! The Breakthrough of Shakeology!

If you have any questions please email me at kirsten@KleserFitness.com
or Message me on Facebook 🙂

Blueberry Delight Smoothie

No more slimey wasted GREENS!!! 💚
Making delicious, healthy smoothies doesn’t have to be hard or take more than a minute of your time! Check out this fan favorite recipe of mine ❤️ Not to mention an awesome tip in there on how to keep your greens from getting soggy and slimey 😉

Recipe for Blueberry Delight:
*1 scoop vegan strawberry superfoods
*ice
*2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
*3/4 cup water
*tons of frozen spinach
*about 12 blueberries

*Blend and devour!

You’re Invited! Happy Halloween!

You’re Invited to my Exclusive Core De Force Launch Party!

We are having a  party and you’re invited! On October 31st, TODAY, the brand new Beachbody program Core De Force launches and on November 7th my first ever Core De Force Exclusive Test group Kicks off! This is going to be so fun! This is the time of year when people check out on their goals and check-in to the Holiday Slumber! Where we put our health and fitness goals, and even our budgets on the back burner!  We become so focused on fun parties, drinks, delicious food and SHOPPING that we forget all about ourselves, our goals and our mission!  This time of year we allow the rain, the cool weather and the temptation around every corner derail our mindset and our results!
This is why I have made it my mission to keep people accountable to themselves and their goals AND enjoy the holiday season. I actually double down on my health and wellness during this time of year because I feel like finishing the year better than when I started it is necessary in my life and helps me build a TON of positive momentum during the first quarter of the year. So the Core De Force launch is perfect timing because we all need a community to help carry us through the madness! Core De Force is not only a great way to get in shape and turn some heads at all of the holiday get-together’s that you go to but it is a great way to blow off a lot of steam from the inevitable stress of family, friends, budgets and meals through the the boxing, Muay Thai, and MMA inspired workouts. Since progress equals happiness this program and my group will kick start you on the road to progress during the time of year when others are falling off…Don’t put yourself last this season, lets kick some A$$ together!

So What’s Core De Force?

Core De Force is the first program from Beachbody’s newest Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews. They are experts in the field of fitness, group fitness, and kick ass MMA style workouts. If you want to blow off some of that holiday stress and finish the year in better shape than you started it in then the MMA inspired Core De Force is for you. One of the coolest things about Core De Force is that each workout is broken into 3-minute “rounds” which is just like a real boxing match. During each 3 minute round you will alternate between Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai-inspired combinations, body weight training, and cardio spikes. This will ignite your fat burning and shred your core through massive amounts of engagement and rotation during each and every combination you throw. I know that you may be thinking that you do not know the first thing about throwing a punch or kick but it doesn’t matter. There is an amazing modifier with every workout and even tutorials that show you how to throw a kick and a punch properly. I love these kinds of workouts because they blow off so much steam while I am working and I always get so sore because I find myself really engaging and going HARD! I got to do a couple Sneak Peeks of this work out and I am hooked!!!

When you join my Exclusive Test Group and get your Core De Force pack it includes:

  • 4 MMA-style workouts,
  • 2 bodyweight workouts,
  • 2 core workouts,
  • 1 active recovery workout,
  • 1 quick before-bed stretch routine,
  • Quick-start guide
  • 30-day calendar
  • Easy to follow Meal plan
  • Color coded portion control containers
  • 30 days of Superfood Nutrition in the flavor you will love the most: Shakeology
  • Bonus workout: MMA MASHUP
  • Access to my group and online wellness community
  • Me as your FREE Coach and personal cheerleader every single day!

Let’s do this thing!

It is time for you to make a commitment to yourself. We are going to punch, kick, and fight our way through this holiday season with a ton of positivity and we are going to have a whole lot of fun! This is the time to build momentum. I am not about New Year’s Resolutions, I am all about putting in constant work to make my life what I want it to be. New Year’s resolutions most often don’t work but YEAR END resolutions do! True change and improvement is all about making a decision. This is your time to really make progress on your health and fitness. I do not want you to press pause on your life and enter that alternate reality for the next few months. This will only lead to a January where you come out of the holiday funk overweight, disengaged, stressed out, a little bummed, and hung over when you could sprint into January with a ton of energy, fire, and determination to make 2017 the best year yet. It really all depends on what you do with these next few months. Make a decision. Decide. Commit. Succeed.

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To Order your Pack at todays Special Launch Price  and claim your spot in my Exclusive Test Group CLICK HERE before they sell out and my group fills up!

 

GET YOUR CORE DE FORCE FOR FREE!!! 

There are still 2 openings in my Business Mentorship as we move into the Fall season. I am looking for motivated, positive women looking to build a successful business from home while taking care of themselves. You will become a part of a close knit team of women who support each other like family and freedom of your time, health, and finances will be perks of the job. You don’t need to be a health expert or even at your healthiest, there is so much room for growth and you will be taught everything you need to know and given all the tools and training. I started as a customer just like you and now run a very successful business from home in less than 20 hours per week! All new coaches are eligible to receive their very own copy of Core De Force ABSOLUTELY free!  Please fill out the application by clicking the image below if you would like more info and to be considered for the positions available. I look forward to talking soon!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

Check Out these ‘Tricks & Treats’ To Keep You On Track!

  With Halloween just around the corner your house is probably stocked with mini chocolate bars and sweets galore, and if you aren’t yet, you will be! Whether you have kiddos who will bring home their loot for you to “taste test” or you plan on sitting by the door and doling out the goods to your own neighborhood kids, the temptation remains the same…SUGAR!
We all love it from time to time and the more we eat, the more we crave! So here are a few tried and true tricks to keep you out of the treats 😉

1.  Eat Before You Trick or Treat

Serve a healthy family dinner before the fun begins, this way the kids will be less tempted to eat candy along the way and so will you! After trick or treating, offer a cup of warm sugar free hot cocoa made with almond milk or low fat milk with just one treat to ensure that blood sugar is stable before bedtime, and hold yourself to the same treat 😉

2.  Trick-or-Treat and Exercise  Make your children walk from house to house instead of driving them, and walk along with them. Parents can even encourage siblings or friends to wear pedometers or activity meters and start a friendly competition for who can be the most active while they are collecting candy.

3.  Keep the Best, Donate the Rest!

When children get back home from trick-or-treating,  have them make two piles: one for the candy they want to keep, another for the candy they will not eat. Consider donating the second pile to a local senior citizens home, food pantry, Ronald McDonald House, or children’s hospital.
My family personally donates our leftovers and extra to Operation Gratitude, where it is shipped over seas to our troops and brightens the day of a hard working soldier who is missing the Halloween fun! My kids look forward to doing it every year and it starts off the season of giving! Ask your dentist about it or find local drop offs here!

4.  Procrastinate

Purchase Halloween candy the day of trick or treating to avoid temptation. Buy less than what you think you will need to avoid leftovers and purchase candies that you do not like, if you still have leftovers donate them! If you really have a hard time with temptation choose to pass out non-candy treats such as bouncy balls, spider rings, pencils, erasers, bubbles or stickers.

5. Stock Up on Non-Candy Alternatives

Both for you and your kiddos, stock up on items you and they enjoy and offer those as alternatives to candy or in addition to eating 1 piece of candy vs. 2 or 3. Some great examples might be Trail Mix, Yogurt Covered raisins or pretzels, fruit for smoothies and frozen sugar free yogurt or popsicles. Non food items are great too like an extra 10-30 minutes of screen time, a special movie, a fun project, bubble bath, bubbles, nature walk etc.
When you’re tempted to grab a candy bar or your kiddos are begging you for them, reach for an alternate fun snack or activity and keep that craving at bay!

 

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Find a Workout Routine that You Love and Fits Your Lifestyle

Be open to finding a workout routine you love!  It might take time, but be open to the process. Most people, even those who don’t enjoy exercise, have at least one routine they consider “tolerable”. You might even be one of those lucky people who almost enjoys exercise. Whichever the case may be, I want […]

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