The Best Holiday Gifts for Fitness Lovers

by Jen on December 18, 2014

It’s that time of year again where I share my TOP holiday gifts for fitness lovers!

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I can hardly believe that Christmas is just a week away!!  That means it’s time for me to share my favourite fitness gadgets and wears. These are gifts that I have and love, or that are on my Christmas wish list. If you are looking for some last minute ideas, then keep on reading!!

1. The Fitbit: If you’ve seen one of my post-workout selfies, then you’ve probably seen me wearing my Fitbit. This little gadget tracks my steps, calories burned, distance travelled, the time, etc. I have the little Zip, but you can get others as well that also track your sleep or that you can wear on your wrist. I use it daily by either putting it in my pants pocket or clipping it on. I find it an excellent motivator to get up and get moving. I’ve been known to walk laps around my house just to get in my 10,000 steps!!!

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2. The Selfie: All of your fitness peeps know what a selfie is, right??! I’m always setting the timer on my phone to take post-workout pictures, but then sometimes I can’t make it in time, or the timer is too long and I can’t hold the pose. This is where a push button gadget to attach to your phone would come in handy!! This would also be great for family photos!

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3. Lululemon: I’m sure you knew this was coming! I wear something from Lululemon every day of the week. From comfy yoga pants, to non-slip headbands, to scarves I can wear out…there is something for everyone. I’ve had some of my Lululemon workout pants for years and they still look like new.

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5. 21 Day Fix: If you struggle with nutrition and portion control, then this program is for you! Join me on January 12th for my first Drop a Dress Size Challenge Group of 2015! The focus is on nutrition, portion control, and getting the best results possible with cardio, strength training, yoga, Pilates, and interval training. It’s 21 days to create a new habit, ditch the old unhealthy ones, and start the year fresh!! Oh..and you get me helping you through the whole thing!!

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6. Insanity MAX:30 Challenge Pack: I just had to throw this one at the end because I’m LOVING this program!! This workout is quite the challenge, but I’m having so much fun doing it! And yes, my abs are getting even more defined than they were before!! It’s a 60 day at-home workout program that comes with a calendar of workouts, which are 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week, a nutrition guide that is easy to follow, 30 days of Shakeology, and ME as your coach!! If you purchase the challenge pack, you get my personalized support and accountability starting on January 12th! NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!!

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I hope I gave you some great ideas for the fitness lovers in your life…or yourself!! Of course, the best gift we can give those who are on their fitness journey is the love, support, and encouragement to keep working towards reaching their goals.

Have a healthy and happy holidays!!!

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Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs

by Jen on December 15, 2014

Enjoy these easy-to-make, extra tasty, healthy oven BBQ chicken thighs any night of the week.

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I know I’ve said this about a few of my recipes, but I’m going to have to say it again…

These Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs are my absolute favourite way to eat chicken!!  I could eat these every week because they are that good.  I love sharing tasty recipes that are super easy to make and will please the whole family.

The sauce is so flavorful and goes great with rice and a side of your favourite veggie. They also make GREAT leftovers, so that you can stay on track with your healthy eating while at work too! Feel free to use chicken breast instead of thighs, just make sure to adjust the baking time.

I hope you enjoy these Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs as much as we do!

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Oven BBQ Chicken Thighs

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: serves 6

Serving Size: 2 chicken thighs

Recipe adapted from The Looneyspoons Collection

Ingredients

  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup organic ketchup
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a 9x 13-inch pan, arrange chicken thighs in a single layer.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together ketchup, salsa, honey, dijon, chili powder, and cumin. Pour sauce over chicken and turn pieces to coat both sides.
  3. Bake, uncovered for about 40 minutes, or until chicken is done.

Notes

21 Day Fix: 1 red, 1 purple

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