Conquering Hydration!

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Well, it’s that time of year again. Summer in Missouri. It’s hot, it’s humid, and you are sweating WAY more than usual. We preach hydration throughout the entire year for its plentiful benefits to health and wellness however are you drinking enough to make up for all the extra fluid that is lost this time of year? Under normal circumstances 8 glasses of water a day is good to meet the needs of everyday bodily function. However, we are not under normal circumstances. We train with maximum intensity, in the heat, no ac, multiple times a week. The best way…

Whole Life Challenge

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[embed]https://youtu.be/BuTKbE0RFSA[/embed] Elisabeth talks about her first Whole Life Challenge and invites you to her team. The Whole Life Challenge is an 8 week event of lifestyle change. The program is played as a game that you can win! You get points for eating well and taking good care of yourself. The program comes with an App that helps you stay on track and a built in community for lasting support. We start on May 20th and all participants are encouraged to join us at CFStC for a kick off event and workout. Anyone can join whether you are a member…

Nutrition Tip Tuesday

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Recipe Review! Balsamic Chicken and Roasted Vegetables adapted from Skinnytaste.com . See the original recipe here This one is a new favorite. Its got all the things I love. Chicken, balsamic vinegar and roasted veggies. I even threw in the mushrooms (which I do not eat) for my husband! I left a few things out of the original recipe (like sugar) and didn't miss them. I also used dry instead of fresh herbs. If I had to do it again I would have used parchment paper on the pan for easier clean up. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 8 (4 oz each) boneless…

Wednesday Recipe Review

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I don't know about you, but these icy cold temps make me want to curl up with a hearty home-cooked pot of chili. This is one of my all time favorite chili recipes. Packed with flavor and nutrition for your whole family to love. Feel free to add ground meat of your choice. We've made it with lean ground turkey or beef as well. Either way I know you'll love it! Veggilicious Chili Servings per recipe: 4-6 Serving size: 1-2 cups Prep Time: 20 min Cook     Time: 45 min     Total Time: 65 min Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Avocado oil…

Wednesday Recipe Review

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Wednesday Recipe Review Ok, yes. I know its Thursday. So this post is a wee bit late but its still has good intentions! I must confess something here. I do not make up my own recipes. I use the magic of Google and my favorite foodie sites to plan my meals. There are so many out there who enjoy creating a new dish to share. I just want to eat. So, every Wednesday I will review a recipe that I have made. You may find that they often come from the same site. I am a creature of habit. The…

Taco Chicken Wings For The Win!

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Taco Chicken wings with a guacamole dip are Paleo and delicious . Last year I made these for a trivia night potluck. It was a huge hit. I remember my sister-in-law saying “ You WILL make these for me again!” So often people will turn up their noses at a Paleo recipe, so I never mention it. It’s just yummy food! I found this recipe at health-bent.com. Got to give credit where it is due. Taco Chicken Wings and Guac Dip 3 Lbs. Chicken Wings Fat of Choice (I used coconut oil) 2 t. Garlic powder 2 t chili powder…

Nutrition Tip-Fajitas!

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Through my years of CrossFit and clean eating, this recipe is by far the my absolute favorite! I found this in 2010 on the Whole 9 website. Give it a try! STEAL THIS MEAL: THE BEST CHICKEN FAJITAS YOU’LL EVER EAT Steal This Meal:  The Best Chicken Fajitas Ever (Serves 4) Ingredients: 1.5 – 2 lbs. of “pastured” organic chicken breast 2-3 ripe avocado (sliced into quarters) 1 red bell pepper (sliced into strips) 1 orange bell pepper (sliced into strips) 1 yellow bell pepper (sliced into strips) 1 large sweet onion (sliced into strips) 2 heads of Bibb or…

6 Tips to a Healthier Holiday

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Focus on friends and family Holidays are a time to catch up with loved ones. Play games, volunteer for a local charity, or spend time outdoors enjoying the weather together It’s a party, but don’t overdo it! Eat slowly & enjoy the foods you may only eat once a year. Try to eat foods from each food group and limit added sugar, fat, and salt where you can. If you want dessert, try to cut back elsewhere. Watch your portions & resist second helpings. Bring what you like Try not to worry about what will be served. Do the best you can with what…

Conquering Hydration!

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Well, it’s that time of year again. Middle of summer in Missouri. It’s hot, it’s humid, and you are sweating WAY more than usual. We preach hydration throughout the entire year for its plentiful benefits to health and wellness however are you drinking enough to make up for all the extra fluid that is lost this time of year? Under normal circumstances 8 glasses of water a day is good to meet the needs of everyday bodily function. However, we are not under normal circumstances. We train with maximum intensity, in the heat, no ac, multiple times a week. The…

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT CROSSFIT ST. CHARLES

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Trust us. We understand busy schedules. In fact, many of the members we have here at CrossFit St. Charles initially joined because they needed a more efficient workout that didn’t require them to be in the gym for hours at a time. That’s why we’ve put together this list of ways you can make your time at the box as productive and fulfilling as possible. HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT CROSSFIT ST. CHARLES: SET A TRAINING SCHEDULE While you generally enjoy coming into the box, there are some days when maybe overtime at work, school papers,…