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Pick Up Your Veggies this Summer at Get Fit NH

There is nothing fresher, tastier, and yes even more friendly to the environment than having local produce grown by local farmers. For those of us who don't have the time or talent to grow our own veggies, getting involved in a CSA is like gold! (CSA= Community Supported Agriculture)

This is where it gets exciting, Get Fit NH is sponsoring a pickup place for Brookford Farm's CSA. You will be able to pickup your veggies at Get Fit NH. Last summer we did this and it was fantastic. For those of you out in Epsom, Coach Nancy will bring your food to the Epsom gym for pickup there as well. I would say that's perfect for everyone!

Brookford Farms has an easy registration process. They have different packages to fit your family's needs. While registering simply check the box for Get Fit NH Concord as your pick up place. Your veggies start arriving on June 4th, 2017 to October 21st 2018.

You can register using this link: Brookford Farm CSA Online Registration

If you need help, please contact Jodi at brookfordfarm.csa@gmail.com or 603-742-4084.

Don't wait til the last minute to sign up!

I am in the third year of doing this CSA. I love it. The variety and the amount of veggies are fantastic. Plus you all know VEGGIES are always the answer.

To your best health,

Coach Nancy



Snag Tips and Trade Secrets for Meal Prep During S3

I confess I am a spy. As a coach I can peak into each team's Facebook group and also see some answers for Coach Catalyst. After week one, I have to say I am very impressed. You are making all the Get Fit NH coaches very proud.

I also know that week one is often followed by harder weeks 2 and 3. It is these weeks that can solidify or crush our spirits. Every Saturday during S3 I will be at Live Juice in Concord from 9-10 to help you out best with S3.  I want to focus on making next week simpler by making meal prep easier. I'm coming gear with ideas you can implement to make grocery shopping easier, cooking faster, and meals simpler to stick to the plan. I'll even bring my manual so you can see the notes I've made.

They open right at 9am so I'll be waiting at the door for them to unlock it. I have to leave at 10 to pick up my son. But an hour each Saturday is yours if you can make it. I am opening this to all S3 teams.

This hour will also give you a chance to be encouraged, inspired, accountable to others. Its a win/ win.
Remember every Saturday 9-10am at Live Juice in Concord on Main St. during S3. 

Keep Making It Happen!

Coach Nancy

Motherhood is Not for Wimps!

Childbirth is usually the most challenging athletic event most women will ever train for – being a mom is definitely not for wimps! And that's just the beginning.

Think about it.....

Who do you know that will get up multiple times in the middle of the night just to check on the kiddos?

Who is willing to sacrifice their good outfit for a shoulder-full of spit up?

Who is able to kiss and mend boo boo after boo boo?

Who is often rushing around in a whirl wind of activity to help everyone else get out the door with all they need and yet not have taken the time to grab more than coffee for themselves?

Who smiles when the kids get off the bus only to the sounds of "What did you fix me for snack?"

Drives the kids all around from practice to game to library and yet has dinner on the table?

Who is willing to listen to tears and sobs from a home sick college girl late into the night?

Who plans, prepares, runs around for a wedding that is not theirs but their daughter's?

Then repeats this whole process again for her grandchildren? 

That is my mom! 

My mom is not a wimp. I know she is not perfect but she is the perfect mom for me. 

I am serious ingrate, and it is so hypocritical.

How many times did I hear growing up and have I told my own kids to say “thank-you”? 

I'm going to take a few minutes this week to say thank you my mom for being who she is to help me be who I am. Why not do the same? 

Happy Mother's Day Mom- I love you!

Nancy

Here’s What Missing from your Healthy Eating Plan

If you're working at becoming healthier , here are some of the checklist items that you might have omitted:

  • Actively add foods to energize your life 
  • Ask why
  • Clean out your cupboard and remove open containers of food
  • Treat yourself better than you did last month
  • Offer to help others and create an accountability partner
  • Start a garden
  • Organize your refrigerator
  • Invent a way you'll track what you eat
  • Highlight things you already do well by making them better
  • Do the dishes
  • Cut coupons and check the sales ads
  • Make your shopping list
  • Get smarter at how foods react to you. (Click here to start a free nutrition course.)
  • Encourage curiosity, find a new food to try
  • Surface and highlight difficult decisions
  • Figure out what didn't work well last week and make a plan to get it better
  • Organize your cookbooks or recipes
  • Start 
  • Eat as if others were watching you
  • Smile a lot.

It's easier than ever to start a nutrition plan but there needs to be a really good reason (and a lot of hard work in play) for you to stick with it. Here's to finding several.

To Your Best Health,

Coach Nancy


These 2 Supplements are Brand New to Get Fit NH

Dean and I started Get Fit NH with the one desire: To help people in New Hampshire get healthier. We know that if they are healthier they will automagically become happier, and the world needs more happy. 

I would like to bring to your attention 2 supplements, while new to Get Fit NH, are not new to Dean and I. Beverly International, also the makers of UMP - the best protein anywhere, developed a product that combines Magnesium and Zinc; ZMA 2000. It's main benefit is to help you with recovery and sleep.  The second of these supplements is from Live Extension. Florassist Balance is a probiotic. Delivering healthy doses of good bacteria to your insides. 

Why you should take ZMA?

Magnesium is an important dietary mineral, and having a deficiency usually is associated with poor sleep quality. While some sleep aids leave you feeling sleepy and foggy, magnesium works to help relax your muscles so you can fall into deep sleep and stay there. Therefore, you don't need to worry about getting sleepy after taking a magnesium supplement. This year's "Sizzlin' Summer Slimdown Success Guide" puts it this way: "Magnesium (ZMA): Another one of my go-to recommendations to help combat stress. It’s not only great for stress, but it’s an important mineral that’s required for more than 700 biochemical reactions in your body! It can help with sleep, your digestion, and aches and pains, too. This is great to take right before bed." 


I can't say it any better than Coach Dean did:  "Like all of the ones we recommend, I have been taking ZMA for years - What more do you need to know! :)"

 


 Florassist Balance Probiotic -“Bugs in my belly!” Yikes. 

You may think I am losing my mind. But rest assured, these tiny little creatures I am referring to are probiotics; the bacteria and yeast that live in your gut. While it might not be appealing to think about, these “good guys” are supposed to be there. They naturally populate our intestine and protect us from harmful bacteria and substances that lead to inflammation and infection. Not so bad after all. But what else do probiotics do? 

  • Boost Immune Health: Approximately 70% of our immune system exists within our digestive tract. As we are in the midst of flu season, keep your immune system strong through a healthy gut.
  • Manage Intestinal Distress: Used in treating irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, such as constipation, diarrhea, cramping, bloating, and gas.  
  • Potential Influencers of Chronic Disease: Innovative research studies are being completed on how our gut microbiome affects the development of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and mood disorders. So far, results have been promising in the potential role probiotics can play. Stay tuned as evidence-based recommendations develop.
  • Using Probiotics while taking an antibiotic treatment will help maintain the beneficial bacteria.

Why do I need more?

These ‘good’ bacteria actually fight off the ‘bad’ bacteria that can make us sick and that cause yeast or urinary tract infections. We also need a balance of these bacterias to keep our immune system healthy and promote good digestion.

Here is my take: Our American style of eating tends to feed the bad guys and leave the good guys hungry. I give the good guys an edge with this probiotic. 

While we are not saying you need to buy these from us, we've done lots of research and this is what we use at home. Dean and I want to pass that along to you. 

To Your Best Health,

Coach Nancy

 



Are You Hungry?

What does hunger feel like?
Everyone describes it a bit differently, how do you describe that feeling?

Some have described it as: "Well, when I am in a good, healthy eating pattern, hunger feels like a grumbly gnawing feeling, but bearable. When I have eaten too many carbs and sugars for a stretch, hunger feels like more of an empty, must shove food in now feeling, usually with some shakiness because my blood sugar has dropped. I can always tell the clear difference."

Others like this: "I'm not sure I know what hunger really feels like. When I'm being mindful, I usually need to stop and think, am I really hungry right now or is it something else? When it's hunger, there is an empty feeling. I often think I am hungry but in reality I am procrastinating on a job task that I don't want to do. Procrastination and then stress because I am not doing what I should be leads me to eating when I am not hungry.

What does hunger feels like to you?

Listening to our bodies is one of your biggest assets. Listening to how your body feels while you eat. Understanding the level at which you need to eat in order to remain comfortably full, not overstuffed, and yet ‘feel’ hunger before it is time to eat again sounds easy but is much more difficult to do.
Mastering this asset shows as we allow our body to talk to us knowing we will listen.

To Your Best Health,

Coach Nancy



Coffee with the ProCoach ‘Coach’

Everyone knows I like to talk. I can keep the conversation going. I especially love to talk about Food, and Nutrition, and meal planning, and quick tips in the kitchen, and how to lose weight, and what foods to eat more of...... see what I mean. I love to talk anything relating to food. 

At Get Fit NH our goal is to make you healthier because when you are healthier, you automagically become happier and the world needs more happy.

With that in mind, do you ever feel like you need a helping hand in your battle with nutrition? Not just a helping hand at times but walking along with you each day for the long haul. I'd like to invite you to come hang out with those currently using or have used the ProCoach system and me as the ProCoach Coach. 

Join us on April 7th from 9-10 am at Live Juice in Concord. We have people from all areas on the timeline of ProCoach. Some are just getting ready to graduate out on their own, others are just starting and others have finished awhile back. Join us as a ProCoach Wanna Be. Let me know you'll be there by sending me a quick email at nancy@getfitnh.com.

Coach Nancy

Coffee with Coach Nancy

Often times when I attend conferences, I wish there was a chance for me to get closer to those speaking. I know they have information and knowledge to share but I lack the opportunity to take advantage of it. 

While I don't want to be known for tooting my own horn, I am pretty good at what I do. I am one of the nutrition coaches for Get Fit NH and the The Grateful Plate. I love to talk food and how we can use food to help you get healthier. I know that if you get healthier, you automagically get happier and the world needs more happy. Food is one way we can change the health of ourselves, our family, our workplace, our community, our state, and beyond. 

I want you to help me create that change, by starting with you. On March 10, 17, and 24th, I'll be at Live Juice on Main St. in Concord to talk with you about that first step. The first step in changing the world is to change you through food. 

You bring the topic, the questions, the notebook ready to take notes and we'll get you started. You can come for one Saturday or all of them. The choice is yours. The cost is free. (unless of course you buy something at Live Juice) I'll be there starting at 9am and we'll be done promptly at 10am. 

Help me change the world! 

Coach Nancy


See you at Live Juice from 9-10am on March 10, 17 and 24th.

Coach Nancy Invites you to Coffee

Have you ever wanted to sit down with one of your coaches and pick their brain? Do you have questions you've wondered about? Or maybe I am just the coolest and you want to hang out with me? 

Here is your chance to chill out on a Saturday morning and chat with me. I will be at Live Juice on Main Street Concord from 9-10am. It'll be a relaxed atmosphere we can hang out and talk. If you train in Epsom you KNOW I can talk. There won't be any of that awkward silence. 🙂

 Here's the deal, I'm in Concord waiting for Drew as he trains in Athlete Academy. (if you have a teen they can train while you get some time chilling with others from Get Fit NH). I'll get to Live Juice as the doors swing open at 9am. We can chat while we order our coffee or a Funky Monkey or whatever else Live Juice can whip up. Then we can chat more in their cafe' atmosphere. I'll have to leave at 10 so don't wait until 9:47 to arrive. 

This will start on March 3rd. This to be a trial run, if this works well for many of you, show up. If not we'll find a different venue and time. I'll be there March 3, 10, 17, and 24th, and I'd love it if you'd join me! 

See you March 3rd at Live Juice!


Last Call for the Crockpot Freezer Meal Workshop 3.0

Our crock pot freezer meal workshop is right around the corner. You cannot delay because spots fill up FAST!

These meals are another way to make dinner quickly and easily AND a different way to plan and prep your meals for the week or the month.

Sign up today for the "Crockpot Freezer Meal Workshop 3.0" on February 24th and we will do the hard lifting for you.

Here are some of the comments from students who participated in our last crockpot workshop:

"I loved the crockpot seminar. It was fun and has been feeding my family for the past several weeks. We loved the cashew chicken and beef stew the best! I liked how we were able to leave with the meal completed and participate. Thank you for putting this on!"

"THANK YOU so much for sending these. I just loved the workshop and look forward to the next one. What a great way to prepare healthy meals quickly."

"I LOVED the Saturday class on crockpot freezer cooking. My husband and I had the balsamic chicken last night and it was great."

"I thought the class ran smoothly. I liked the set up, and it was fun to work with people I had never met. I really had fun."

Here are the 5 meals we will be making together and you will be taking home:

Cool Ranch Shredded Chicken Tacos

General TSO's Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken 

Yummy Italian Sausage

Beef Carnitas

Each meal feeds 4 to 6 people, and they are yum-mee!


Space is limited to the first 15 that register, so get in on the "Crock Pot Freezer Workshop 3.0" by clicking the “Register Now” button below.

Crock Pot Freezer Meal Workshop
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: Get Fit NH Epsom
Cost: $90 (that's just $18 for each meal that feeds 4-6 people!)

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