Questions and Answers!!

Questions and Answers!!

Hi Everyone! So over the past couple weeks of my blogging, I have received many questions from you either via email or in class. My intent today is to answer some of your questions. However, I feel that I need to put somewhat of a disclaimer out there regarding the information that I am about to share. So ….here goes: MY eating plan may be different than YOUR eating plan. […]


A few weeks ago at Ellipse on Mayflower, there was a message written on the board that said “If you think you can’t….you can’t. If you think that you can….you will!” Since that message was posted, I have often muttered those words in my head, and I believe that this is a message that you should carry with yourself as well. No matter what goal you are trying to achieve, […]

Getting Started!

Hi Everyone! Many of you have told me that you are reading my blog and have asked me how I got started and how I stay motivated, so that is my topic today. Getting started on a new healthy lifestyle is not an easy venture in the beginning. Your mind likes to tell you that the “old way” is good….you are happy there….you don’t need to change. Right? You’re happy […]

Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta by Ellipse Fitness

8 oz. penne, organic 16 oz. shrimp, cleaned and peeled 1 red pepper, sliced 1 lb. asparagus, cut in one inch pieces 1 TBS olive oil ½ tsp red pepper 2 tsp oregano 1 tsp basil 1 clove garlic In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for one minute. Add asparagus and saute’ asparagus for 3 minutes. Add shrimp, red pepper, oregano and […]

Herb Pork and Mushrooms by Ellipse Fitness

Herb Pork and Mushrooms 4 (4 oz) lean pork chops 1 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth cooking spray 1 ½ tsp steak seasoning 3 cup sliced shiitake mushroom caps 2 tsp cornstarch 1 tsp dried thyme Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sliced mushrooms; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Remove mushrooms from pan. Rub steak seasoning and thyme over pork. Add […]

Walleye Fish Fry….YUM!!

Hi Everyone ~ This past week, I decided to take a package of Walleye out of the freezer that my husband had caught on one of his recent fishing excursions. The only problem….the only way that I had ever eaten Walleye was deep fried and knuckle deep in tarter sauce!! LOL!! Well, times have changed and I will not be eating greasy fish with mayo and pickle relish, so I […]

Final Prep for the Half Marathon!

  Mon Tuesday Wednesay Thursday Friday Sat/Sun Aug 16th Ellipse Ellipse Strength+4.5 miles Ellipse Ellipse Strength+4.5 miles Ellipse 1 day rest/1 day 7 miles Aug 23rd Ellipse Ellipse Strength+4.5 miles Ellipse Ellipse Strength+4.5 miles Ellipse 1 day rest/1 day 8 miles August 30th Ellipse Ellipse Strength+5 miles Ellipse Ellipse Strength+5 miles Ellipse 1 day rest/1 day 9 miles Sept 6th Ellipse Ellipse Strength+5 miles Ellipse Ellipse Strength+5 miles Ellipse 1 […]

Diet VS. Lifestyle

Ok….so I must admit that I have tried every “diet” that I thought might work. I think that I even tried one where all I ate was cabbage soup??? WHAT?? Yeah, so obviously eating cabbage soup is not something that you can do every day.  So is it really a “diet”? I think that the word “diet” has taken on a negative meaning to a lot of people. How many […]

Rosemary-Lemon Halibut Packets by Ellipse Fitness

8 Rosemary sprigs 1 lemon, cut into 8 thin slices 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 4 halibut fillets, about 4 oz. salt and pepper to taste Heat oven to 450°F. Cut 4 big squares of tin foil. Evenly divide rosemary, lemon and garlic among the four foils. Top with halibut fillet. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Wrap up halibut. Roll edges together. Place each packet on baking sheet; Bake […]

Spice-Rub Turkey Tenderloin by Ellipse Fitness

1 lb. turkey or pork tenderloin 4 tsp ground nutmeg 4 tsp ground cumin 4 tsp garlic salt 3 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground red pepper Mix all Spice Rub ingredients. Place tenderloin in heavy-duty resealable food-storage plastic bag. Sprinkle with Spice Rub. Turn bag several times to coat meat. Seal bag; refrigerate 15 minutes. Remove meat from bag. Cover and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently, […]

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