Ann’s Food Journal

Ann’s Food Journal

All I have to say is THANKS KATIE!  I read your article about keeping a food journal.  I decided to keep a journal for myself for a week.  Well, it hasn’t even been a full week yet, and I am shocked by what I realized.  Usually, I take notice in what I am eating whenever I journal about my food.  This time I paid more attention to what I was NOT […]

Indian Pan-Roasted Chicken by Ellipse Fitness

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Seasoned broth (recipe below) 2 bay leaves 1/2 tsp cinnamon 6 whole cloves 5 whole black peppercorns 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed Fresh cilantro (optional) non-stick cooking spray Cut chicken in to bite size pieces. Heat non-stick cooking spray in pan over medium heat.  Add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, and chicken.  Cook uncovered, turning occasionally, until chicken is browned.  Stir in seasoned broth […]

Learn to live together…

Think about it.  Powerful. It reminds me of an amazing, strong, beautiful woman who said, “I can’t start my cleanse until Monday.  We are going out, and I don’t want anyone to know what I am doing.” I hear this all the time.  “What am I supposed to do at a party when everyone else is _______________(drinking, eating, etc.)?”  Why wouldn’t you want someone to know that you are trying to […]

“Don’t call me skinny”

A quote I heard recently: “Don’t call me skinny.”  I guess some people find this offensive.  Why wouldn’t they?  Would you be shocked if someone felt strongly in the other direction?  “Don’t call me fat.” Of course this wouldn’t shock you.  That may be mean, hurtful, or out of line.  What’s the difference though? Question:  Have you ever said to someone, “You should eat a cookie?”  How would you feel […]

So it begins…

Wow!  Here I am in Wisconsin.  It is just as cold as St. Louis, but we found a way to work up a sweat. Staff from all 7 locations and the corporate offices have all come together for some continuing education.  K-bell certification is under way.  Edge training is amazing.  We were excited before, but this is amazing.   Getting a big group of people together working to improve the health and wellness […]

Fighting fire with fire.

Over coffee one morning, my husband, the firefighter, says to me, “I don’t know how you get up every morning at 5am to workout as hard as you do.  Don’t you just want to hit the snooze bar?”  We chat about my responsibilities as a franchise owner, the passion I have for my job,  and how much fun we actually have at that early hour. Then I reply, “I don’t know how […]