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Get Fit Newsletter 28 August, 2016
Dear Get Fit members,

Friends 4 Fitness....this has been our motto from the beginning. Why? Because we have all been there ourselves and one of the things that keeps our healthy lifestyle going, is including or making friends in the process! We support each other, we encourage each other, we push each other...etc. If you follow any of us on Facebook (links to our pages on the side) you will notice we spend a lot of time doing fitness activities with friends. Whether you join us or let us help you find your tribe, we are here to say, it's probably the #1 reason we are successful at maintaining our lifestyle. We are here for you when you are ready to learn to
ChiWalk or ChiRun your first 5K or Marathon or ready to lose those pounds for good. We are ready to hit the hardest season to lose weight (most people actually gain 9 lbs from Halloween to New Year's Eve)...get ahead of the game this year and hang out with us!

Have an amazing weekend!

Your Friends in Fitness,

Lisa, Nancy & Karen

P.S. I just scheduled the first free ChiRunning/ChiWalking clinic on 9/22 (see side of newsletter).

5 Side Effects of Fat Loss
You know how every pharmaceutical commercial ends with a laundry list of possible side effects? The ailments that we could possibly experience if we take it are silently weighed against the possible benefits of the drug. Well, turns out that exercise and good nutrition also come with a laundry list of side effects...

Our hope is that by reading the 5 Side Effects of Fat Loss below, you’ll feel the driving motivation that you need to jump into fitness with both feet, and that you’ll find out just how amazing and capable you’ve been to achieve your goal all along.

Side Effect #1: Confidence

Confidence is one of the most important perks of dropping fat. When you have increased confidence, you change how you view yourself and go about your daily routine. The world is at your fingertips and you are able to take on whatever it throws your way.

Additionally, when your confidence increases after losing a few pounds, you’re poised to keep losing. So the confidence you gain gives you what you need to lose more weight and feel even more confident.

Side Effect #2: Money

It may be difficult to understand how losing weight saves you money, but it happens. How? Because one of the best ways to trim pounds is to cut down on the amount of calories you consume every day. When you start eating and drinking fewer calories, that means you don’t have to buy as much food or high-calorie drinks. Additionally, losing weight may make it possible to stop taking certain medications, which will help save you even more money.

On top of that, when you lose weight, you get a boost of confidence. (See previous point.) That boost of confidence will change how you handle yourself at work, helping you make the right impression on your boss, so you can get the promotion you need.

Side Effect #3: Better Health Now

Go to the doctor with some sort of health condition, and unless it’s the common cold or flu, losing a few pounds can almost always help you manage the condition better. From diabetes to heart disease to joint pain, trimming the fat from your body gives you a heads up right now. Cutting fat makes it easier to get around on your joints, reduces your blood pressure, and helps you sleep better.

As additional perks, less fat today means better sleep and better sex tonight. Since both of these improve your quality of life, taking the time necessary to shave off fat will give you the best life you could experience!

Side Effect #4: Better Health Later

Today isn’t the only time your health will improve when you lose some fat. Shed some pounds and you’ll reap the rewards for years down the road. Instead of having to manage a variety of health conditions, you will be able to keep those conditions at bay.

A few health issues you can cut your risk for by cutting fat are diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, a variety of cancers, high blood pressure, and dementia. In other words, get rid of the fat today and you can avoid all the health issues in the future that requires fat loss for maximum management.

Side Effect #5: Everything Tastes Better

As you settle into your new fat-burning lifestyle that includes eating healthily and working out regularly, you’ll notice something. Because you no longer overeat at the buffet or go for a second or third helping, you will begin enjoying every bite that you take. As the bite sits in your mouth, you won’t swallow it before tasting or chewing. You will take your time and really savor the flavor.

And when you do start chewing your food and enjoying the flavors, your brain will have time to register when you’re full and cut you off before you stuff yourself with more calories than you can burn. Do this regularly and you’ll lose even more fat!

We’ve dedicated our career to helping people, just like you, conquer their fear of exercise and clear up their confusion with healthy eating. We know that a healthy life is within your reach – we’ve seen hundreds of our clients before you do it, and we’ll see hundreds after you do it. Today it’s your turn.

Call or email now to get started on an exercise program that will make fat burning second nature, and will transform your body for the best.
Emotion Creates Motion
Can you remember a time when you felt completely discouraged with your body? It’s easy to beat yourself up when the body that you have is miles from the one you want. When negative emotions flood over you resist the urge to get down on yourself, rather turn the tides in your favor. You may have heard the expression ‘emotion creates motion’. This is a very powerful tool. Channel your dissatisfaction with your body into ‘motion’. Take control of your body and put a plan into action.
Lemongrass Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Here’s a simple (yet delicious!) dinner recipe that is quick enough to throw together on a busy weeknight. It’s filled with healthy protein and fiber, without any pesky and fattening simple carbs. Top your Lemongrass Chicken Lettuce Wraps with a little salsa and chow down!

Servings: 4

Here’s what you need…

For the Lemongrass Dressing:
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemongrass, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
For the Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • sea salt
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • fresh chives, for garnish
  1. In a large bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, coconut aminos, sesame oil, Serrano pepper, lemongrass and ginger. Mix.
  2. Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Add a sprinkle of salt and the chicken tenders. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the chicken is tender. Drain the chicken and shred directly into the bowl and toss with the lemongrass dressing.
  3. Serve the chicken on romaine lettuce leaves and garnish with chives. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 277 calories, 12g fat, 108mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 34g protein

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50 Miles of Gratitude: (11) My Celebratory Tattoo

After several years (at least 4) of thinking about my next tattoo, I finally did it today!
I’ve been wanting another one for a long time now but I couldn’t figure out what I wanted and where to put it. A tattoo is a big commitment and I wanted it to mean something special to me. I started itching even more after my first 50 miler. I wanted something that would commemorate my longest and hardest race to date…but nothing was doing it for me.
I have one on my tailbone of a yin yang surrounded by 2 dolphins (I love the beach, dolphins and used to teach scuba diving in a previous life!)

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Lisa Pozzoni

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ChiRunning/ChiWalking Events
Free Clinics
Thursday 9/22 from 7-8pm at North East Mesa Fit Body Bootcamp (participants new to the facility, will get one free week of bootcamp!)



ChiWalking 101

More Fun, Fitness Events...
Running Camp: Women Only (1st one is free)at ASU Research Park with Lisa

Track Workout for Walkers & Runners (1st one is free) at Dobson High Track with Lisa

Fitness In the Park at Dobson Ranch Park with Nancy

Wogging Yogis (Walking+Jogging+Yoga) with Karen
Swogging Yogis (Swimming+Jogging) with Karen

Running for Brews at Blasted Barley in Tempe every Tuesday night at 7pm -5K (3.1 mile) More or less, walk or run, drink or don't...we are a social running club-drinkers wtih a running problem with Lisa
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Itsy Bitsy Workout
If you need to improve flexibility and you would also like an extra boost to heart health and body awareness then Yoga is definitely a good place to start especially this routine which uses relatively beginner friendly moves. If you are a true beginner and are not very flexible than just limit your range of motion as needed. Just keep at it on a regular basis and you will improve your flexibility in no time.



Happy Peeps
I received this email from Sara, a competitive runner who places in the top 3 most of the time at local races (or add anything else you'd like here that makes more sense). She took the ChiRunning workhop in May (I love an elite runner who understand the importance of always learning something new that can help them become a better runner!) and just started dabbling into trail running:

"As you know, I’m totally new to this sport but I feel stronger every time I get out there and more confident. I used to make the mistake of fighting graving when going downhill because I didn’t want to fall. But by my lean, I am able to use gravity to propel me forward and thus not slow down. I have intentionally not worn my watch for my trail races so far so I am not glued to my time/pace. It allows me to pay closer attention to my footing/landing and soak in the entire experience. So….on Saturday evening I felt strong and well fueled and hydrated and I wanted to do well and reminded myself of the techniques during our one hour drive. I got in the column and started the race with proper posture/lean and I was aware of my landing the entire time....Honestly, the 8K was the most technical race I have ever ran but ChiRunning helped me the entire time. I used my core for balance and I powered through the steep hills by pumping my arms and using my upper body."

...and by the way, she placed 3th overall!
Sara N. 6/27/16

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