Category Archives for "Your Best Health"

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


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 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!


Coach Nancy Loves Football- Go Pats!

I love football – Go Patriots!

You can party and keep your waistline intact. If you don’t want to look like a lineman after Sunday night, try some of these healthier choices for the big game!

Coach Nancy’s Guacamole

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ¼ red onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Half the avocados, remove the seeds and use a spoon to scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash with a fork. Fold in the tomato, onion, lime juice and salt. Taste for seasoning.

Using Hester’s Grillin Spice Rub Create your own Spicy Chicken Wings

The amount of wings is up to you. I usually make 3 pounds. 

Hester’s Grillin Spice Rub

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup Spanish paprika
  • 2 T onion powder
  • 2 T garlic powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 2 T thyme
  • 2 T basil
  • 2 T oregano
  • 2 T coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 T. ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Rub wings with a little olive oil first.  Add spice rub to a Ziplock bag and shake wings until well coated. Arrange wings on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn and sprinkle with more spice rub. Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Coach Dean love's Buffalo Wings, find out how he makes them here. 

Enjoy the game, 

Coach Nancy

Crockpot Freezer Meal Workshop with ALL New Recipes

Our crockpot freezer meal workshop has had a makeover. This time with BRAND- spanking new recipes. Mark it on your calendar and sign up now for February 24th at 9am in Epsom. As you may have learned from our last workshop- you cannot delay on this!

Spots fill up FAST!

I love cooking, but there are times (recently quite a few times) when I don’t have the opportunity to cook each night. 

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.

You could:

1.) Find 5 recipes using only ingredients that can be frozen
2.) Write out your grocery list (don’t forget the freezer bags, herbs, spices, oil, and vinegars)
3.) Go shopping
4.) Chop, cut, prep the ingredients and add them to the freezer bags
5.) Freeze
6.) Thaw slightly and put in a crock pot to cook while you are busy with other things

But wouldn’t it be better to avoid Steps 1-3?

I thought so!

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

In case you are not sure this is for you here are some of the comments from students who participated in our last crockpot workshop:

"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 is the list of those 5 BRAND- spanking new meals we will be making together and you will be taking home:

Beef Carnitas
General TSO's Chicken
C​ool Ranch Shredded Chicken Tacos
Yummy Italian ​Sausage
Cilantro Lime Chicken

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 by clicking the “Register Now” button below.

Crock Pot Freezer Workshop
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
Time: 9:00am to 10:00 am
Place: Get Fit NH Epsom
Cost: $90 (Wow! what a deal)

Your January Jumpstart Challenge: GETTING ON TRACK

Starting on January 22, the Get Fit NH family together starts to bolster your own nutrition while encouraging others to do the same.  The Challenge can be summed in in the three statements below.

1. MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF
Forget diet plans. counting calories, and pills and potions. Simplification is the key to getting focused - the less we have to think about it, the better. You'll learn how to setup your kitchen for success, shop only for the foods you need, and a step-by-step plan for getting the results that will keep you motivated.

2. LEARN TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
Sometimes you don't know how bad you feel until you feel better. There are 3 common food categories that affect us more than we realize, and you'll discover which ones might be making you feel less than your best.

3. GET THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT YOU NEED
Expert Coaching, Daily Check-Ins, and our Online "Inspire" group is where the magic really happens. When you get stuck, we got your back.
 

Just in case you missed all the information we've sent your way, check oall the details for your 21+ Day Jumpstart Nutrition Challenge here. 

Its not to late to sign up today!

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