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New Favorite Finds Fall 2017

New Favorite Finds Fall 2017

Hey Hey!

Its been a short while since I’ve made a submit right here, however I’ve NOT forgotten about my readers, my weblog, or something of the type. Should you comply with me on Instagram (go do it!!) You gained’t solely discover incessant movies and footage of my pup, Ozzie, however additionally, you will see snippets of my exercises, every day eats, recipes and as all the time hopefully serving to you all to stay a wholesome balanced life. 

I’ve had a busy however extraordinarily fulfilling and quick paced summer time. I used to be capable of spend a while to concentrate on my profession and the place I see myself going sooner or later and since I LOVE working in so many avenues within the health business (not simply 1-1 coaching) I’m nonetheless Private Coaching in Boston as a Tier three+ Coach at Equinox (half time) in addition to persevering with to quickly develop my private enterprise, Coach for Cathy Savage Health and write some Freelance well being and health articles as nicely! (As all the time, message me for coaching inquires!) 

As lots of you already know, I additionally work for a corporation that’s just about out of its ‘start up’ part and simply received ranked within the prime 25 most downloaded apps on Itunes. I’m loving being part of MoveWith- the entire AUDIO ONLY exercise app. Upon signing up, you’ll obtain 7 days FREE to attempt it out! 

No extra sheets of paper with you on the fitness center with print outs and scribbles. In case you are struggling to know which exercises to do and learn how to do the workouts, but nonetheless need to be guided and motivated the complete time, I URGE you to take a look at this app! There are actually a whole lot of exercises to select from starting from meditation and yoga to HIIT, treadmill, body weight and marathon prep exercises. There’s something for everybody and I’m SO honored and psyched to be part of this staff. (Oh and sure, I’ve over 20 exercises there, including extra every month!) 


In different information, in the present day I simply needed to share with you a few of my current FAVORITE THINGS. These are principally within the meals class (some merchandise, some recipes, some concepts for you!) After which I’ve a pair exercises. I hope, if something, you get some good concepts in your subsequent meal OR how you can incorporate a product OR you possibly can ship ME some concepts 😉

Pumpkin Pie Spice


Its that point of yr, and I’ll proudly name myself a primary bitch (in addition to the PSL factor, I HATE pumpkin+espresso) I like my espresso unflavored + half and half. Please no PP spice in there. Relating to oats or yogurt or smoothies, nevertheless? I’m in. I sprinkle this beautiful a lot each time I eat my Greek Yogurt (see subsequent image)  A bit goes a great distance, so in my protein shakes, just a bit shake! One other recipe concept for you?

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes


  • 1/three C oats 
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (vanilla preferable)
  • three egg whites or 1 entire egg + 2 egg whites
  • 1/Four C pumpkin
  • 1T nut butter
  • Mix oats, egg whites, protein powder, pumpkin, spices within the magic bullet 
  • Mix for about 30 seconds till properly mixed
  • Pour on scorching skillet and prepare dinner both sides for 1 min or till golden brown
  • Prime with nut butter and ENJOY!

Greek Yogurt Snack Bowl

I stated “see picture below” so right here it’s. I’ve Fage 2% Greek Yogurt virtually on a regular basis. Its the one model I purchase and discover that it has critical creaminess and endurance. I’ve some type of the above meal often breakfast or noon relying on when I’m understanding (that is often a very good pre or publish exercise meal) I combine all the under elements up and let sit in a single day so the oats get chewy and scrumptious!

  • 1 container plain 2% Fage
  • 1/4C uncooked oats
  • 1/2tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Handful of berries of selection
  • 1T Peanut butter

Buffbake Chocolate Chip Protein Unfold

These things is critically addicting. I opened it up and located it extraordinarily straightforward to eat tablespoon after tablespoon. When you’ve got it, you recognize what I’m speaking about. I slather this on rice desserts, in my oats, typically in my Greek yogurt or by the spoonful. Go attempt it. 

Different Breakfast Concepts


2 entire eggs, air fryer veggies and occasional (in fact)

Pasta Sauce on Every little thing


For those who comply with me, you recognize that I comply with a LOW FODMAPS Food regimen. (be happy to message me for extra particulars on Low Fodmaps!) DESCRIPTION OF FODMAPS BELOW

“A low-FODMAP food plan avoids meals containing sure sugars and sure fibers able to inflicting diarrhea, constipation, fuel, bloating and stomach ache in individuals with IBS. Examples of FODMAPs embrace:

  • Lactose (also referred to as milk sugar; present in milk, yogurt and ice cream)
  • Fructose (also called fruit sugar; present in fruit, high-fructose corn syrup, honey and agave syrup)
  • Sorbitol, mannitol, and different “-ol” sweeteners (also referred to as sugar alcohols; present in sure fruit and veggies in addition to some kinds of sugar-free gums and candies)
  • Fructans (a kind of fiber present in wheat, onions, garlic and chicory root)
  • GOS (a kind of fiber present in beans, hummus and soy milk)

These 5 forms of FODMAPs have a number of issues in widespread: They are often poorly absorbed through the digestive course of. They’re quickly fermented by the micro organism that stay in your intestine. They’re able to pulling fluid into the intestine in a course of referred to as osmosis” (SOURCE) 


So principally it’s fairly onerous for me to exit to eat as a result of EVERYTHING has garlic and onions in it that are the most important culprits for me. I really like tomato sauce, its a bizarre love affair that I’ve all the time had. I can put it on something. Nicely not something, however you get what I imply. I used to be SO EXCITED to seek out that Fody Meals make low Fodmap meals which are scrumptious and freed from garlic and onions and every part on that listing above. I bought the tomato & basil tomato sauce and it was AMAZING. 

I combined 1lb floor turkey breast with about 1C of the tomato sauce and cooked all of it collectively so the flavors from the sauce simmered within the turkey. In the meantime, I cooked up some brown rice (which I all the time wish to have available, cooked within the fridge to throw collectively fast meals…certainly one of my modern-day meal prepping ideas!) I served three/4C turkey with sauce over the brown rice and a few veggies on the aspect for a fast and scrumptious dinner! 


Talking of low FODMAPS, I lately acquired a package deal from this unimaginable firm of some critical goodies for me to check out! I plan to do an entire submit targeted on FODMAPS and the merchandise I acquired, the way to cope with following any such way of life and in addition some recipes. BUT for at this time, I’ve these merchandise to share with you and they’re SO scrumptious ,The steak seasoning I placed on every thing (together with steak!) but in addition so good on veggies, eggs, toast, avocado…you identify it! I can’t inform you the final time I’ve had salsa as a result of it 99% of the time incorporates onions so it’s a huge no-no for me. This salsa. What can I say–its unimaginable and since I’ve been on a no garlic or onions method of consuming for therefore lengthy, I by no means appear to overlook it, however I DO miss meals that include it similar to salsa!!  I haven’t opened the bar but, however there’s nothing in that components record that doesn’t make me need to rip it open and check out it ASAP! I simply acquired this package deal about 10 minutes in the past so I’m SO excited!! Thanks once more, FODY FOODS!! 

Protein Pancakes

A staple *anytime* meals! Nice to make the night time earlier than and pack them to work or serve scorching proper off the pan in case you are residence! There are 23948294587 variations of pancakes on the market so for those who love yours…you do you BUT its all the time enjoyable to check out another person’s recipe, proper?? I feel I’ve provide you with 10+ recipes myself! I all the time appear to attempt a brand new ingredient or taste to see the way it seems! Perfecting the protein pancakes 🙂

Protein Pancakes with Recent Berries + Banana

Serves 1

  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 1/3C uncooked oats
  • three egg whites or 1 egg, 2 whites
  • pinch baking powder + baking soda
  • dollop of Greek yogurt (eyeball it!)
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1T flaxmeal
  • 1/4tsp cinnamon
  • 1T maple syrup, honey, agave or a number of drops of liquid stevia (elective)
  • 1/Four banana, sliced
  • 1/4C berries
  • (for those who like a thinner consistency you possibly can add some water or almond milk)


  • Place all components in addition to the fruit in a magic bullet or different small blender. Mix nicely. Warmth skillet over medium with a sprig of olive oil or butter. 
  • Add batter to the pan in no matter measurement you want! 
  • Prime with banana and blueberries nevertheless you want!
  • As soon as the batter bubbles, flip over and proceed cooking for a further minute or two
  • Serve instantly with maple syrup, nut butter or some other topping you select!

Lemony Shrimp Stir Fry


We made this the opposite week and I used to be stunned at how properly it turned out, I figured I needed to share with you all. I typically throw veggies and a few protein collectively as a result of its straightforward, I all the time have components available and it may be skillet to plate in 10 min or much less. We had frozen shrimp, a combined veggie mix and made some white Jasmine rice. Recipe is under!



-4oz pre cooked shrimp 

-No matter veggie medley you want! 

-1/2C cooked brown or white rice (verify wth parts together with your coach!)

-Juice of half lemon

-1T soy sauce 

-Salt and pepper to style (not a lot as a result of soy sauce has a lot!) 

-Sprinkle of sesame seeds (for garnish) 


-In a big skillet, Prepare dinner greens in olive oil and when virtually cooked by way of, add within the shrimp.

-Combine the veggies and shrimp collectively.

-Add within the lemon juice, soy sauce and spices. 

-Serve over rice and garnish wth sesame seeds. 

 Some New Finds at Dealer Joes

  • Pumpkin pie spice RX bars: Clearly these have been coming! They’re restricted version (as are all pumpkin pie spice merchandise ughh) Anyway, I really like RX bars as a go-t0 bar once I’m in a rush and this taste is the bommb (additionally love maple sea salt and chocolate coconut)
  • Butternut squash Zig Zags: These received me on the best way they have been reduce! Thats about it haha…They have been simply calling to my air fryer and naturally I made them as quickly as I received house. They didn’t disappoint. 
  • Grilled cauliflower (frozen) I haven’t tried these but however grilled something and I’m bought! Cauliflower has appeared to be popping up in all places and I can’t wait to attempt these. If anybody has ideas of recipes or tips on how to use for a scrumptious dish…HOLLA!
  • Plantain chips: Okay…if anybody is aware of tips on how to make these as a result of I really feel like they’re SO straightforward to make however for me, they’ll all the time be a type of gadgets that’s simply so a lot better out of the bag. These are addicting. I already acquired a second bag inside three days. 

THIS Nail Shade


You all know that I’m obsessive about manicures. Positive, it’s fall, so darkish colours are all the craze, however I discovered this ‘transitional’ colour and LOVED it. I’ve gotten compliments on it wherever I’m going and I acquired a loopy quantity of personal messages and DM’s asking the colour…so It’s OPI and its referred to as “I am What I Amyethyst”  I received the shellac model (lasts 2 weeks)  so it’s nonetheless going robust! I’m not prepared for the darkish darkish colours but! And it you see, I’ve Miami Beet on my toes!

FAST, Fats Burning Exercises

I’ve been ALL concerning the ‘get in and get out’ exercises today. Push HARD for the time that I’m working and relaxation when my physique wants it. I discover that I work more durable, really feel extra energized, targeted and in addition maintain the publish train burn going method longer than if I spend 60+ minutes within the health club. I haven’t finished ‘traditional’ cardio in a couple of months, and that is because of a variety of elements together with journey, time, boredom however I’ve not uncared for my understanding AT ALL. I simply want to do a number of metabolic type exercises every week and yoga 2x  week as nicely. I bike all over the place and lately moved to a really hilly space so I get no in need of motion nowadays! The exercise on the left is certainly one of my favorites! You’ll be able to all the time sub the KB swing for one thing like burpees or mountain climbers or thrusters should you don’t have entry to a kettlebell, OR you may also do a dumbbell swing! Backside line is that you’re working at your MAX effort within the allotted time after which you’re out and on together with your day. 

The toughest a part of doing these sort of exercises once I first began them was that I used to be actually finished with the exercise in 20-30 minutes. I used to be so used to spending extra time within the fitness center that I discovered it onerous to only stroll away. “should I be doing more?” 

“Let me just do a few reps of this exercise before I leave”

I discovered myself getting right into a spin that I ‘wasn’t doing sufficient’ so I might simply keep and hold understanding (which completely defeats the aim of those greater depth exercises) and I used to be left feeling extraordinarily fatigued, fuzzy and drained. You need to have the facility to step away when the exercise is completed and to not have this ‘more more more’ mindset. Train much less however decide up the depth. Thats the motto I’ve been following and I’m loving the effectivity of the exercises, the variability and in addition how energized I really feel. 

At this stage in my life I’m not trying to ‘shed some pounds or physique fats as a important aim. If that happens-great however that’s definitely not my objective. I went by means of some fairly critical well being sh*t years in the past, and after recovering and rethinking my priorities, particularly publish 30 years previous, I exercise to really feel good, energized, glad and powerful. I all the time like to problem and push myself (that may NEVER go away) however on the finish of the day, I need to train to have the ability to be on my ft all day coaching shoppers, understanding in non typical methods (for me! similar to swimming, kayaking, mountaineering) and never really feel like a sofa potato or in ache on the finish of the day. 

I feel its completely high quality to have aesthetic goals-heck I went by means of Four-5 years of that aim! However I additionally assume its okay to maneuver, simply to freakin transfer. Why do we have to connect such lofty objectives to it? And if we don’t have a HUGE fats loss aim its as if we’re insufficient. Sit and write down why you exercise. You may be stunned what comes out on paper. Sure, positive most of us need to look good bare (me included) however I ALSO need to have youngsters and stroll round all day and really feel no ache in my physique. I transfer for these causes as nicely. 

If you wish to take a look at my previous and most up-to-date posts on cardio and power coaching examine them out under

Cardio to Power Coaching: Easy methods to Make The Shift

My Private Favorites For Cardio: Exercises Included