Do you ever feel tired, worn out or moody and really don’t know why. You think to yourself “I haven’t done anything too strenuous so why do I feel so tired. I just want to sleep”. Surprisingly this happens to a lot of people. When you don’t eat properly and don’t get some kind of exercise, believe it or not, your body becomes tired.

This was a conversation I had with one of my clients, Maggie. She actually worked out to at home videos but they just didn’t work for her. She would get bored and lose motivation so she wouldn’t stick to it. She told me that prior to joining FBBC she felt so tired all the time.

“I was constantly feeling run down. I lacked the energy to keep up with the kids and often took naps when they did. I was often crabby and short tempered.”

People get confused with exercise. They think it tires them out. Of course your body will get tired with a great workout but it’s very different from what we’re talking about here. When you exercise on a regular basis you will have more energy to do the things you need to in life. Maggie is a perfect example of this. Just look at some of things she has accomplished now.

“Last year, I trained for my first triathlon and finished within my goal times. I had never thought that I would be able to something like that in my adult life! This year a few of us from the studio ran the Spartan race. It was a very tough race, but as a team we all crossed the finish line. I have a few more runs scheduled for the fall.”

Remember, prior to starting with FBBC she couldn’t do any of this. She just didn’t have the energy. In addition to these wonderful races, Maggie told me that this winter she plans to get back into snowboarding with her son.

“A stronger, better fueled body has allowed me to explore so many amazing things.”

One of the great things about Maggie changing her lifestyle is that she is passing that on to her own family. She even talks about her grandmother giving her inspiration to be better and stronger.

“I wanted to show my kids that I could stick to a program, lose the extra weight, change my diet for the better and to have more energy. By learning these skills for myself, I was passing on a healthy lifestyle to them. The second inspiration was my Grandmother. I looked at her and saw a woman that was so strong mentally but was lacking the physical power to do much for herself anymore. I knew that I did not want to end up in a body that no longer functioned at it’s best and I knew that the sooner I started the better!”

I can feel the emotions just in that statement alone. It’s amazing to hear the change in Maggie and to see how she is sharing this change with others.

As a bonus to Maggie she has met some great people and made new friends. Many of our members tell me this. We are such a great family it really is awesome.

“The best thing that has happened to me since joining the FBBC family is that I can now say that I get to work with all of these amazing people! It is truly a blessing to be able to get to know all of the clients at the gym and to get to work with them. I love it when you can get a client through a new movement that they thought wasn’t possible. Such a great feeling.”

From napping to all this excitement. I honestly love what I do!!

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(Maggie (left) along with some of our amazing Fit Bodies!)

Did you know that today is National Cheeseburger Day?

Here’s a great idea to lighten up your burger – skip the bun. This recipe from SkinnyTaste is delicious!

Naked Greek Turkey Burger

Naked Greek Feta-Zucchini Turkey Burgers
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 1 burger plus salad • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 221 • Fat: 11 • Carbs: 10 g • Fiber: 2 • Protein: 20 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 445 mg • Cholesterol: 73 mg

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz grated zucchini (when squeezed 4 oz)
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp grated red onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (from Salad Savors)
  • oil spray

For the salad:

  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 3/4 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives (from Salad Savors)
  • 1/4 cup roasted peppers (from Salad Savors)
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp crumbled feta (from Salad Savors)

Directions:

Squeeze ALL the moisture from the zucchini with paper towels. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well, add 1/4 cup of feta from the Salad Savors, mix and make 5 equal patties, not too thick so they cook in the center. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

In a medium bowl combine the cucumber, tomato, red onion, SaladSavors, vinegar, salt and remaining Feta. Mix well.

To cook indoors: Heat a large nonstick skillet on high heat. When hot, lightly spray oil. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook on one side until browned, then flip. Flip over a few times to prevent burning and to make sure the burgers are cooked all the way through.

If grilling: Clean grill well before cooking and oil the grates generously to prevent sticking. Cook the burgers on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center.

To serve, place the burger on a dish and top with 2/3 cup of salad.

 

Original Recipe found at: Naked Greek Feta-Zucchini Turkey Burgers