Tuesday, October 25, 2011

HardCORE Spin for FREE this Thursday

To celebrate our 16 brand spankin' new spin bikes that just arrived, we're holding a FREE class to launch our new HardCORE Spin classes. HardCORE Spin is a 40 minute sweaty spin followed by 10 mins of killer abs. This Thursday, Oct 27 at 9am, come try out this fun new class for FREE. First come first serve. The class will now be on the schedule every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9am at BDHQ!

There are more new classes being added to the schedule next week too....some later evening classes and maybe even an early Saturday morning class...stay tuned and see you this Thursday morning at 9am!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Big losses = Little victories

The July - September 2011 Biggest Winner group collectively lost over 1,000 lbs. That in itself is a mind blowing feat that they should all be pretty happy about. But sometimes we focus so much on the number on the scale that we forget the small things that so many of us take for granted.

Biggest Winner Ambassador Nicki asked the group to tell us about some non-scale victories since joining the program. The responses she got are pretty eye opening.

Here is a sampling...

“I don't dread the meeting room chairs at the office like I used to.”

“Going on a plane and not worrying about the seatbelt not fitting, or walking up 3 flights of stairs at work without dying!”

“I don't dread the movie theatre like I used to.”

“Seeing a smile on my doctors face when I walk in his office!”

"Being able to move the car seat up so I can comfortably reach the pedals.”

“Dropping something on the floor and actually being able to pick it up :)”

“I rushed across down the street today and got the bus on time without being breathless! Only a few months ago I would have been outta breath....and waiting for the next bus!”

“Sitting in one of those plastic patio chairs and it not staying attached to my butt when I stand up. Woo hoo!”

Most of the responses were simple things that a lot of us never even think about. Part of what makes this job so awesome is getting to help people reclaim their lives and take back those simple things!

The other great thing is Biggest Winner participants are starting younger so they get to experience these simple things even earlier in life. I hope the trend continues.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Michele's Taco Salad

Michele is obessed with Mexican food and loves to put a healthy twist on this basic, but super tasty taco salad.

Your protein:
1 lb. "Just like ground" (1/3 cup is 10g protien. Could also use ground turkey)
Big can kidney beans
small can chick peas
1 jar salsa or small can tomatoes

Heat it all up together and put aside.

Salad dressing:
greek yogurt 1/2 cup
1/2 cup salsa
1 tsp low sodium taco seasoning

Mix it all up and put back in fridge until you need it.

1 cup cooked Quinoa with 1tsp taco seasoning (low sodium, same stuff)
Romaine Wedges
raw veggies or cooked stirfry fajita style
roasted garlic

Stack it all...romaine wedges, then protien mix, then quinoa, then veggies and top it off with your salad dressing and maybe a sliced avocado. Yummmmm..