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Are you stuck in a workout rut? Having a hard time breaking free to hit the gym? I am ready to help change your life!
I will come to your home when it works for you! I will teach you WORKOUTS THAT WORK so you can meet achievable, life changing goals we establish together. My goal isn't to make you reliant on a personal trainer for the rest of your life. My goal is to show you how to make several small changes in how you move, eat and think which will make huge changes in how you live for the rest of your life!

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Cost of Convenience

Eat Better:
How delicious do these sound??

Ground Pork and Apple Sliders
2 pounds ground pork
½ cup minced white onion (I use sweet onion)
1 ½ cups finely chopped apple (I use braeburn)
1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
1-teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
1-teaspoon black pepper

Just mix everything together and grill or cook in a cast iron skillet. Serve with home made sweet potato chips or wedges

Prep time = 15 min

Cook time = 20 min

Serves 5

Move Better:
One of my favorite workout formats is 10-1. Check it out below and see what you think!

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 repetitions of 2-3 exercises with minimal rest.

For example, let's say you choose push ups and lunges. You'd perform 10 push ups, 10 lunges, then 9 push ups, 9 lunges, then 8 push ups, 8 lunges...until you get to 1.

Try it today and see if you agree that by going down a rep each round it helps you  mentally and physically push hard to the end!

Amy's Corner:
Although we may not always realize it, we pay extra for convenience all the time. Have you ever purchase pre-cut fruit? How about sat through the car wash rather than washed the car at home? Eating out vs. eating in? Buying coffee rather than making it?

Workouts are the same. Most people want quick and convenient. If I can give them a 20 minute workout as opposed to 3 hours they are happy campers...until they realize there is a cost to that convenience. If your workout lasts less than 30 minutes your intensity HAS to be high for it to be effective. Essentially you are replacing a much longer workout but expecting the same results...which means get uncomfortable and stay uncomfortable until you're done!

The workout I posted above is a great example. That workout won't take you over 30 minutes. The "minimal rest" comment is to point out the level of intensity should be high. If you're spending more time resting than working out, chances are, you can push harder.

Of course high intensity exercise should be modified for beginners and under supervision of a trainer with medical approval if necessary. Know your body, know your limits.

Now go get it! :)

Upcoming Events:

Workouts that Work with Amy
*MARCH FACEBOOK CHALLENGE: MINIMAL EQUIPMENT WORKOUTS PLUS DAILY MEAL PLANS/GUIDELINES! You'll be part of a private Facebook group and receive daily workouts and meals/recipes plus ongoing support and accountability from the group. Almost 20 people are participating this February and are experiencing AMAZING results! Equipment will be minimal and inexpensive. Modifications/demonstrations are provided for every exercise. To sign up just email me at Inches and weight measurements will be used to determine the winner each month...the winner receives a free one-on-one personal training session with me! A $60 value! Cost: $99 for your first month then only $75/month or $150/3 months thereafter!

*Look for information upcoming about Workouts that Work March Outdoor Boot Camps!!!

*Grocery Tours with Amy! Need help making the best choices for you and your family and understanding WHY those choices make the most sense? I give tours at the Ankeny Hy-Vee on Wednesday evenings 8-9 pm or by appointment. Just email me to set up time! Tours are $30/person.


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