This Ninja is for keeps

As a card carrying member of the Vitamix family, I soon discovered that the little Magic Bullet I purchased for workplace smoothies wasn’t going to be able to keep up with my demands. Today, I ventured out and purchased a Ninja BL600. This bad boy has 1100 watts of power, well over the 250 watts the Magic Bullet was churning out.

The sale price at Target was $111, on sale from $149! I also had a $5 gift card to boot. #WINNING

  
To get back down to my pre-VMware weight, I had to get serious about the calories I’d been consuming and straighten up. Since I’m recovering from shoulder surgery, I don’t grocery shop much & I cook even less. Smoothies are a quick meal and easy to prep for.
Today’s smoothie of the day #SOTD is a veggie blast!

  • Carrots
  • Lemon 
  • Spinach 
  • Strawberry
  • Chia seeds
  • Vanilla whey protein powder 
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Ice 

  
This Ninja is not to be played with. Not a carrot chunk or half blended spinach leaf to be found.  I wish I would have dropped the dollars sooner for a workplace blender! This is worth the investment.

  
So long Magic Bullet!!!

  

Junk Drawer Purgatory!!

Get SMART With Your Goals!

As I’m studying for my ACE personal trainer certification, this post reinforced a very integral part of the curriculum. I think I’ll do this exercise for myself! I have my own SMART goals to create.

Never Give Up FIT. THOUGHTS

Get SMART With Your Goals

by Jordan Holbert, on behalf of all NGU Staff

At NGU we focus on goal- setting as a primary source for motivation and inspiration. Making a goal is more than you think! A goal is great, but will you experience success?

Effective goal setting is very important to achieve fitness results. That is obvious. What may not be as obvious is that the same goal setting techniques that help individuals build muscle, lose fat, and lead a healthier lifestyle can also be used to improve in other areas.

We have all heard famous quotes about the importance of having aspirations. “Make your dream a reality.” Or how about, “A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves as something to aim at”. I bet you have heard this last one at least once in your life, “A goal is just a dream with a deadline”.

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