Living with PCOS: The Link Between Hormones & Weight Gain (CFC Spotlight Thursdays)

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Way back in January, me and my friend were chatting over coffee about our workout regimens. When she told me that she planned to walk 20miles that day, I nearly dropped my cup! I asked her what she was training for and she told me that she generally walks/hikes several miles each week as part of her management of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (“PCOS”). Given how important PCOS is to every woman’s understanding of why she might be struggling with her health & weight gain, I asked my friend to share her story here on chicfitchef.com. She agreed, but did not want her name or photo used. So, for privacy reasons, this is one interview that does not include any photos for illustration. Please read on for this very personal story on PCOS and whether you might need to speak to your doctor.  Continue reading

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Join the ShaunT Ultimate Challenge!! (Starts August 18th)

ShaunT is Watching You

I see you too…did you gain weight this summer? Is your body ready for “back to school”?Then get fit in ONE MONTH with me & Shaun-T!

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Training for the NYC Marathon: My Month 1 Experience

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Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.

It’s been AWHILE guys!! Sorry to not post for so long, but I’ve been super busy with work, working out with some of you personally and…training for the NYC Marathon! Yes, that’s right, I’ll be running my first marathon on November 2nd. If you follow CFC on Facebook and Instagram then you know that I started training for real in July. So I thought I’d give you guys a brief update of how things are going: Continue reading

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3 Day Refresh Results & Review


3 DAY REFRESH LOSE WEIGHT AND FEEL GREAT!

The 3 Day Refresh is a three day Beachbody program of specially formulated shakes, healthy snacks, and delicious, easy-to-prepare meals designed to help you lose weight and break the cycle of bad eating. Unlike other cleanses, the shakes and meals that you prepare are high in protein & veggies to jumpstart weight loss. Here are my results with the program: Continue reading

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Join the CFC InsaniT25 Group!! (CLOSED: May 19th-June 13th)

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Want to push yourself to the max for just FOUR WEEKS? Continue reading

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InsaniT25 Weekly Review – Introducing Guest Blog Post from EJ! (Member of Team CFC)

My friend EJ has agreed to share her experience in the CFC InsaniT25 Group on ChicFitChef.com!! Get to know EJ in the post below and stay tuned for future posts from her over the one-month hybrid! (If you’re interested in joining EJ, me and many other brave souls in the CFC InsaniT25 group, check out details here!)

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EJ – Pre-InsaniT25 Starting Photo!!!

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Fit ER Doctor Saves Life During Triathlon: An Everyday Hero (CFC Spotlight Thursday)

When I heard that my friend Melani, who is an ER doctor and triathlete, had saved someone’s life during a triathlon, I KNEW I had to ask her for an interview on ChicFitChef.com. As a doctor, Melani offers a unique look at the importance of health and  I’ve always been especially impressed by her commitment to fitness (given her busy schedule) & her humility! Please read on to hear Melani’s fitness story, how she saved a life & learn what you should/shouldn’t do if you see someone collapse in need of medical attention. Learn from the best! ;-) -CFC

Look at those quads!! GO MELANI!

Look at those quads!! GO MELANI!

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T25 Weight Loss Results – CFC Challenge Group Alum Interview

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Shanna R’s amazing T25 results!!

Read on to hear about Shanna R.’s amazing weight loss success with T25!! And message me about joining my May T25 group!!! Continue reading

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Should You Exercise Barefoot? (3 Things To Be Aware Of)

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I had a great conversation with one of my coaches about working out barefoot last week. I’ve actually been working out at home in socks lately and was thinking that I’d do a post on the subject, since there’s a lot out there on the pros & cons of working out without shoes. If you’re thinking about working out barefoot, here are three things to consider:  Continue reading

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7 Cute Workout Clothes on a Budget (Style by Guest Blogger JoseyXO)

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My girl Josephine of www.joseyxo.com has a great fashion sense. So when she said that she’d be willing to do a post on cute workout clothes on a budget, you know I was game! Check out Josey’s picks below! ;-) -CFC

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5 Things I Learned from My 20s (CFC Opinion)

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One guess as to who I’m staring at…

I turned 30 just under two weeks ago, but for some reason my mind keeps coming back to my 20s with feelings of nostalgia! So, since it’s been on my mind (and I haven’t posted in ages), I thought I’d do a quick post on just 5 things my 20s taught me- some fitness-related, some just life-related. Hope you’ll read on and share your “20s revelations”! Continue reading

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Can Your Sports Bra Be Fashionable & Functional?

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Doing tuck jumps in this would definitely cause a scene…

I just stumbled across a very interesting post on Well+Good this morning about “fashion-forward” sports bras. Especially as a woman who is a bit top-heavy, I always vacillate about whether my sports bras can be both fashionable and functional. I mean, I love looking cute at the gym, but I also need support! Here are my quick thoughts on some of the sports bras featured on Well+Good- check them out & then tell me, what matters in your sports bra: fashion, function or both? Continue reading

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NEW July PiYo Group!!! JOIN NOW! (Starts July 13th!)

 

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Now there’s a low-impact workout with hard core results…

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Insanity T25 Hybrid Review (Day 12 of 30) – EJ’s Journey

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Insanity T25 Hybrid Review (Day 11 of 30) – EJ’s Journey

Insanity: Pure Cardio

 

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Day 11! Continue reading

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Insanity T25 Hybrid Review (Day 10 of 30) – EJ’s Journey

T25 Beta Dynamic Core

 

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Day 10! Continue reading

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Insanity T25 Hybrid Review (Day 9 of 30) – EJ’s Journey

Insanity: Cardio Power & Resistance

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Day 9! Continue reading

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Insanity T25 Hybrid Review (Day 7 & 8 of 30) – EJ’s Journey

Rest Day & Beta Core Cardio

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Day 7 & 8! Continue reading

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