Whether you’re starting your day with us or ending it with us, boot camp is hard work and your trainers are so proud of all the effort you bring to class each week. Some of you bring a little more than just your hard work. We’d like to take this opportunity to share with you a few quotes, straight from the mouths of you, our students. Can you claim any of them?
1. “Burpees, again?”
2. “Mind your own business.”
3. “Can we work out in the shade?”
5. “Ain’t no way.”
6. “How much rest time do we get and what time is it?”
7. “It ain’t time to go yet?”
8. “Fix it Jesus.”
9. “Don’t you know we did that yesterday?”
10. “Squats make me feel like I have to pee.”
11. “That’s more than a minute.”
12. “On your count or the clock’s?” and “Don’t you have a watch?”
13. “My legs don’t go that far.”
14. “I thought we were supposed to be going down.”
15. Student: “Jesus.”
Trainer: “Yes, call His name.”
16. “Do we need our weights?”
17. “Uh huh, I need something else.”
18. “Is there a modification for the modification?”
19. “Squats make me feel like I have to pee.”
20. “I forgot to pack my sports bra in my bag. Can I get a modification so my girls don’t fly out?”
21. “Yes, my pants are on inside out. I didn’t have my contact lenses in.”
Recipe of the Week:
Want to satisfy your Mexican food craving, but don’t want all the calories that come with it? Try this delicious soup recipe.
Chicken Tortilla-less Soup
3 pounds chicken breasts
3 tablespoons of oil of your choice, divided (try coconut oil)
2-3 teaspoons of fajita or taco seasoning (use a mix of ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and cayenne if you don’t have)
1 large or 2 medium onions, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapeno peppers, diced
1-2 poblano peppers, diced
2 quarts (8 cups) chicken stock
1 28 ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes (or just use regular canned tomatoes)
Juice of 2 limes
1 cup cilantro, chopped
avocado and fresh cilantro for garnish
1. Preheat oven 375 degrees. Place chicken breasts in a large baking pan, and pour one tablespoon of oil over all, coating well. Sprinkle fajita seasoning over the chicken, coating well, and place in the oven. Cook for about 30-45 minutes until cooked through and liquid from chicken runs clear. Using two forks, shred the chicken.
2. Meanwhile, in a large dutch oven over medium heat, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, and when hot, add in the onions. Cook until onions are translucent, about 4-6 minutes.
3. Add in the garlic and peppers and saute for about 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
4. Pour in the chicken stock and fire roasted tomatoes and bring to a medium boil.
5. Add the chicken, cilantro and lime juice.
Serve with some fresh cilantro and chopped up avocado to go on top. Maybe a wedge of lime if you’re feeling pretty tart, or some extra diced up jalapenos or poblanos if you need more heat.
Homework for the week:
Every now and then we get caught up in the same routine…get up, go to boot camp, come home. Routine is great, but if you find yourself not as motivated as you were when you first started, don’t wait for burnout to occur. Change it up a bit! Try a different boot camp class. Or give one of many gym classes a try. You may find that the variation is just what you need to rediscover your motivation.
Homework for this week is to ask yourself “Am I putting at least 100% into my workouts?” If the answer to that is no, make a change!
The Flip Side:
We encourage you to try out classes at the gym as well. We offer a wide variety of classes including Cycling, Pilates, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga, Zumba, Buns & Bellies, and Cardiofunk. You can sign up using the same MindBody portal you use to sign up for boot camp classes.