April - Burpees and Bunnies
Happy April, everyone! We hope you are ready for some FUN as we continue celebrating the spring season with new goals, new programs, and new nutrition focused prompts all month long!
This month’s Virtual Fit Club is all about “Burpees and Bunnies”; challenging ourselves with new workouts, exploring all the programs offered in our ever-growing virtual workout library, and learning more about our nutrition program 2B Mindset! If you’re a fan of Fixate, you may be wondering where the “Bunnies” of our Fit Club theme comes from!
In 2B Mindset, the “Two Bunnies” are the two big principles of the program. The creator, Ilana Muhlstein, has jam packed this program with all the information you need to take over your mindset with food, but understanding these “Two Bunnies” will help get you started! In addition to the daily accountability + inspiration, you also get:
🌼 access to 75 virtual fitness programs,
🌼 access to our library of meditation videos,
🌼 four weeks of meal plans and grocery lists,
🌼 me as your coach and personal cheerleader!!
Want to be included in all the fun? I am here to share the information I have, listen to your goals, and answer any questions you have. We all deserve to feel and look our best this season and there is no time to combine daily physical activity + nutrition to get started!
This month we’re taking small, doable steps towards more self-love in our day! We could talk about spa days and baths and shopping sprees all day, but self-love has to start from within. If you don’t love yourself, how can you expect to fully receive the love others may have for you?
Sometimes flipping the narrative is all we need to refocus. Instead of asking, “Why should I love myself?” ask, “WHO needs me to love myself?” That’s where we will focus today.
Grab a piece of blank paper or a note in your phone! We are going to list the names of three people in your life who love you and need you to love yourself, too. Then, set a 5 minute timer, and brainstorm all the things you love about each of those people. If you can see all the reasons you love them, think about all the reasons they have for loving you!
Who are the three people in your life who need you to love and take care of yourself? Feel free to add comments and share with me - I’d love to hear your responses!
There are a bajillion veggie recipes out there, with countless ways to prepare them… but oven-roasting has got to be one of the best 🤤 You’ve got that caramelized flavor, with that toasted outside… definitely a winner!
Plus, just chop up whatever veg you have, throw it on a baking sheet, and roast it all together! This makes a perfect dinner side, an amazing salad topping, a delicious addition to a lunchtime wrap; basically, roasted vegetables are a perfect meal-prep food! Here are a few tips before I share my go-to recipe.
🥕 Cut your veggies into roughly the same-sized pieces. Things that cook faster (like onion) can be a little larger, while things that take longer to get nice and toasty can be smaller (like sweet potatoes).
🥕 You’ll want to use a little bit of oil to really get the best caramelization. Plus, this helps keep the vegetables from sticking to your pan + makes clean up a breeze!
🥕 Make sure to spread out your veggies - this works best with a large baking sheet. If they’re all stacked on top of each other, they steam instead of roast and you miss out on that incredible roasted flavor.
Caramelized Roasted Veggies
- 8 oz carrots, cut in half lengthwise + then cut into 2-inch pieces
- 8 oz beets, cut into 1¼-inch pieces
- 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1¼-inch pieces
- 1 medium fennel bulb, stalks trimmed, bulb cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1¼- inch slices
- 1 medium onion, cut in half, cut into thin wedges
- 4 tsp olive oil
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.
2. Place carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, fennel, and onion on a large oven-proof roasting pan or baking sheet.
3. Drizzle with oil. Season with salt + pepper and mix well. Spread the vegetables in a single layer.
4. Bake, turning twice, for 40-45 minutes, or until the vegetables are brown + tender-crisp.
5. Sprinkle vegetables with parsley and toss gently to blend.
This recipe makes 4 servings (about ½ cup each).
Portion Fix Containers: 2 Green, 1 Yellow, 1 tsp.
2B Mindset Plate It: A great veggie + FFC side as part of lunch.
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