1/2 way point for Holiday Challenge, and Recipes of the Week!

Can you believe it? You’ve successfully made it to the 1/2 way point of our 10 week Holiday Challenge!

Five more weeks, multiple parties, two major holidays = countless opportunities to make good choices!!  Are you still in?

If you’re ready to make that commitment–then it is time to put your money where your mouth is!  You’ll need to turn in your 1/2 way $10 buy-in to stay in the challenge this coming week.  You may turn in your CASH to Chrissy, Natalie, or Shawn.

Keep yourself accountable!  I heard so many Thanksgiving success stories and it was music to my ears, and that was the goal of doing the challenge during the Holidays.  Stay on track– you CAN do it!


Enjoy this week’s recipes!

Garlic Chicken Butternut Squash

Spicy Meat Cupcakes

Cobb Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Curry Stuffed Squash

Sheppard’s Pie

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Written by Natalie

Natalie Taylor has been participating in sports and fitness activities for over 25 years. She was both a competitive gymnast and swimmer and these activities led into coaching jobs as she earned her degree in physical education. Natalie is a graduate of the Chico State teaching credential program and has been teaching physical education or coaching for nearly 20 years. She has coached both High School and Junior High Volleyball, and the Cross Country and Track and Field intramural program at the local junior high school. Her interest in running and triathlons as well as her background in gymnastics create a superior combination for clients wanting a balanced workout of endurance and strength or clients interested in supplementing their endurance activities with much needed power/speed training and oft neglected flexibility. Finding time for fitness isn’t always easy—however, in just one hour with Natalie you will work multi-joint strength development, speed, stamina and flexibility. What keeps clients coming back? Every session is unique, so boredom never stands a chance! Natalie holds her NSCA CPT, as well as a variety of Cross Fit certifications. Natalie will help to make fitness a functional and successful part of your life.

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  1. Thank-you for featuring my recipe in your post! Good luck to everyone in navigating the holidays with healthy success.

  2. Alicia G

    I made the meatloaf the other night and it is pretty yummy. Don’t get freaked out by the color if you use a red beet. It’s still good.

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