"Most women spend their money on stilettos. I spend mine on steak." ~Allison Hagendorf
My peeps at Bulletproof Coffee sent me the latest copy of the Bulletproof Cookbook, and I just had to put one of the veggies recipes to the test. I started with their basic Brussels sprouts recipe and then put my Fit To Feast spin on it by adding some maple, apples, & pecans.
Here’s what you need:
Here’s what you do:
Start this week of thanks by being thankful right in this moment. We don’t need a holiday or specific day to be grateful. Be grateful for every gift, moment, and wonderful individual in your life. Thank someone who is always there for you…and don’t wait for Thursday!
Allison has always loved fitness. She grew up dancing and then embraced contact sports, field hockey and lacrosse, in high school and college. As an adult, she picked up snowboarding, ran the NYC Marathon twice, and tried every fitness fad and gym class known to man. She’s serious. Pole dancing, aerial silks, hot yoga barre, kangoo, urban rebounding. You name it. This girl has done it. She was the queen of classes until she came across something that was in a class of its own and would change her life forever.
CrossFit. It’s a way of life. It’s a commitment to be healthier and stronger as an athlete, and a promise to elevate yourself as an individual. It champions mental and physical empowerment, eliminates self-imposed limitations, and instills pride. It strengthens the relationship you have with yourself, and with those around you. CrossFit is about optimizing every aspect of your life from here on out. It’s a celebratory culture that inspires greatness.
It’s funny to Allison how we often assume that we cannot do things simply because we haven’t done them before. Prior to starting CrossFit, she had squatted her buns off in countless classes. She often “pushed” herself by opting to squat with the heaviest dumbbells offered in the class, 15-pounds. She’s proud to share that today she can back squat 205 pounds!
CrossFit has become a microcosm for Allison’s life. She constantly pushes her physical limits while training, and now applies that same mental fortitude outside the gym as well. She’s always been ambitious. Remember she mentioned she tried pole dancing? She now has a pole in her apartment. Most importantly, she finds herself really reaching for new stratospheres outside the gym, in her career as well. She’s more confident, more daring, more audacious in everything she does.
Allison is now a Certified Health Coach and Behavior Change Specialist, as well as a CrossFit L1 Trainer. She’s the Founder of FitToFeast.com which encourages the #FitToFeast lifestyle: finding your individualized balance, so you can be fit and eat up life. She helps people get on their A-Game, and cannot stress enough the importance of strength training. You will not only strengthen your physique but you will strengthen your mind, your self-assurance, and your lust for life.
Allison’s advice to other women is to grab life by the horns. You may as well grab a really heavy kettlebell by the horns too. Find your greatness. You deserve it!
Follow Allison on Instagram @allihagendorf
…when battling the crowd at Costco for your weekly grocery stash is part of #SundayFunDay.
I’m an animal navigating that cart. #skills 🏇
Props to Costco for having a lot of organic options and for having their own single-ingredient almond butter: uh, just almonds what a concept! …And props to me for purchasing (and carefully carrying) 10-dozen organic eggs. Go hard or go home.
Now, let’s get #cooking!
Ok so Halloween is this weekend, and then believe it or not, Thanksgiving and the holidays are right around the corner. Ahhhh! No need to panic 😉 It’s an incredible time of year, especially when you’re feeling in control and armed to make smart and enjoyable food choices. Now is the time to start implementing some healthful habits setting the tone from now until the new year!
ENTER THE FIT TO FEAST 21-DAY PALATE RESET (F2F21)!
THIS IS NOT A CHALLENGE, but rather an OPPORTUNITY for you to prioritize fueling your body with nutrient-dense whole foods. The F2F21 will jump start fat loss, kick both cravings and unhealthy habits, and will allow you to celebrate food freedom. These 21 days will pave the way for you to make smart choices past these three weeks all the way through the rest of the year and beyond. You deserve to feel your best. Your A-Game with me starts here. You’ll get:
•The F2F21 guide
•Access to my overview seminar explaining how to rewire your biochemistry by letting food be thy medicine.
•Accountability and access to the closed F2F21 Facebook Group where I will be answering all of your questions, and you can also share tips, recipes, and support with others in the F2F21 community.
•Weekly check-ins where I answer all your questions
•The opportunity to be part of a group of people who want to be their best, just like you.
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