Friday, August 10, 2012

BFit BFree: New Website!!

Hi everyone!
If you are seeing this post- then first I want to thank you for visiting my blog :) I have recently moved everything to my awesome new website where you will be able to find everything you need in one place!!! So please go there now & read on!!! The new website features my blog, a class schedule, class info, photo galleries, virtual fitness and the ability to search for old blog posts and recipes/workouts that were formally listed here. Be sure to head on over & check it out!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bikini Boot Camp Challenge Details

 Okay ladies! Here's the skinny on the 'Start Fresh Bikini Boot Camp' Challenge:

This will be a 21 day challenge starting July 1st and ending July 21st. The focus of this challenge will be to learn new ways to clean up your diet & slim down by eating superfoods and additional greens! You will receive fresh/new weekly recipes, cooking tips, & info on a 3-day detox (the detox is not required to participate). You get to choose how hardcore you want to be with the detox part of it! The challenge will also include a mini workout video each week (bikini body focused) and a calendar to track your progress! And now for the super FUN part: there will be one (sometimes even two) bonus challenges each week. These will be fun exercise/food challenges that each participant will complete for a chance to win prizes!

The 'Start Fresh Bikini Boot Camp' Challenge is perfect for you if you are.....

- A Body Back Alumni Mama who needs a fresh start and/or a kick in the pants
- Looking to lose those last few pesky pounds
- Super busy, a traveler, or have a hard time getting to the gym
- Just looking for a fun way to get a rockin' bikini body

Are you already a clean eater? Perhaps even a Body Back graduate? I guarantee you will learn new things during this challenge & take your clean eating to the next level!!

This is a virtual challenge so ladies everywhere & anywhere can participate so tell your friends/sisters/mom/aunts/cousins! The only requirement is that participants must have internet & a Facebook page. All challenge participants will be communicating in a private Facebook forum.

PRICE: $30

Okay, Okay, I know by now you are saying "Sign me up!!" -so here's how:

TO REGISTER: Go to BFit BFree Facebook page & click 'message'- please include your name and email address in the message OR you can email me your info at I will then send you a Paypal invoice for the $30. Once the invoice is paid, you will be added to the Facebook forum & ready to begin the 'Start Fresh Bikini Boot Camp' Challenge on July 1st!! Easy Peasy! (If you are currently taking my classes then just feel free to register with me in class).

**Challenge information will get posted as early as June 27th in order to give you ample time to read/prepare prior to starting- so be sure to sign up soon!

Are you ready for an amazing beach bum? Summer arms? Bikini abs? Sign up NOW!! The challenge kicks off on July 1st!!

*Please consult your doctor before changing your diet and/or participating in a new exercise program.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Simple Coconut Chocolate Bars

Okay, let me just start by saying that I am not a dessert person. Yes I know its weird and unnatural, but sweets are just not my thing. My husband thinks I am from another planet (he is a very serious cookie dough/chocolate cake lover). I think my toddler son Jude is taking after my dessert-neglecting ways, because the few times I have let him try chocolate he is not really interested. In fact, I let him have a go at these very bars, but he just tried to pick the chocolate chips out and commented that they were sour- weirdo- I know!!!! (Of course, during this incident my husband was snickering about how Jude cannot possibly be his son)- HA! Anyway, despite not loving dessert; there are a few days out of the month when I do get a few sweet/chocolatey type cravings (ladies I know you feel me here), so I went on a hunt for a treat that was a tad sweet yet still pretty clean. I found a decent recipe (and then modified it a bit) and absolutely LOVE how very simple & delicious these bars turned out to be!!!!

These simple, slightly chewy squares are definitely for the coconut lovers out there. The sweetness from the mini chocolate chips is sufficient to sweeten these squares but as an alternative, you could use carob chips, chopped dates or chopped dried apricots.

2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup mini dark chocolate chips

1.    Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
2.    Whisk egg and vanilla together in a small mixing bowl.  Add coconut and chocolate chips and stir to combine.
3.    Pour out into prepared baking pan.  Flatten out and pat down with a spatula or back of a wooden spoon.
4.    Bake for 22 minutes, until starting to turn golden.  Let cool.
5.    Cut into squares and enjoy!