Saturday, May 30, 2015

Weekend Fitness Challenge

Here's a great fitness challenge for all of us to do this weekend. I've been struggling for the past few days to eat right and to exercise. This looks like exactly what I need to get me started again!

Let's do this!!!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fitness Facts

Why is it that I know all of this and believe all of this but yet struggle trying to "fit" exercise into my "busy" schedule? Am I really that busy that I can't allow myself 30 minutes a day to do something that will benefit every area of my body?

What is your favorite fitness routine?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kathie's Zucchini Muffins

  • Ingredients:
  • 4.75 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1 cup)
  • 3 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine whole-wheat flour and next 6 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. 

Combine zucchini, milk, oil, honey, and egg in a small bowl; stir until blended. 

Make a well in center of flour mixture; add milk mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.

Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over tops of muffins. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans immediately; cool on a wire rack.

(Photo and recipe courtesy of

Sunday, May 24, 2015

5 Day Summer Grilling Clean Eating Challenge

Join our 
5 Day Summer Grilling Clean Eating Challenge!!! 

Beginning June 1st, we are having a 5 Day Summer Grilling Clean Eating Challenge. You will receive a free Ebook with great grilling recipes for all dinners, shopping list for the week, group support, accountability and encouragement. 

In order to join the group, click on the graphic above and fill out the form. Once I receive your form, you will receive an email to confirm me as your FREE coach. Easy, peasy!!!

Join today!!! This is going to hot fun in the summertime!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Infused Water

Stuck with leftover grapefruit from breakfast, and a lemon wedge sitting in your fridge untouched? Make the most of your leftover citrus fruits and make fruit-infused water. It’s pure. It’s natural. It’s calorie free. And it’s the perfect refresher! Enjoy!

-Pitcher filled with cold water
-1/2 large lemon, juiced
-1/2 large grapefruit, juiced
-5 mint leaves

~Simply squeeze the lemon & grapefruit juice into the pitcher with the water. Add fresh mint leaves for extra flavor & decoration. Chill & serve!

Recipe found on

Memorial Day Weekend Water Challenge

Water is so important to the human body. Did you know that water:

  • Helps to lose weight
  • Gives you healthier skin
  • Fights infection
  • Gets rid of body toxins
  • Healthier heart
  • Prevents joint pains and arthritis
  • Boosts energy
  • Prevents constipation
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Improves productivity

How much to drink? You should aim to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces each day. Even though this is a three day challenge, try to make this a daily habit.

Comment below to let me know how you are doing.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sprouted Grain Bread

Sprouted Grain Bread


4 cups sprouted whole-wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 tsp yeast


Mix and knead together all of the ingredients, adding more flour if needed to make a dough that is cohesive. Dough will be a little stickier than other bread doughs. If using a stand mixer, knead at a low speed for 6-8 minutes. If kneading by hand, knead a little longer on a floured surface.

Transfer the dough to a bowl and press a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface. Cover the bowl with a damp towel. Let dough rise in a warm place about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Shape the dough into a loaf and place into a non-stick loaf pan. Cover again and let rise for another hour or until the dough has risen above the top of the pan.

Bake the bread in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. or until nicely browned. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for approx. 10 minutes. Turn it out of the pan and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Recipe and photo taken from

Fruit and Veggie Wash

With so many chemicals in pesticides and manufactured fertilizers, the food we eat should always be thoroughly washed prior to consuming. There are so many good "recipes" for making your own wash, there is no need to purchase those in the stores that are not only expensive but probably have ingredients that are not even necessary. Ashley at Hello Nature blog, has a very simple tutorial on making both the fruit and veggie spray as well as a wash for soaking. Click on the photo above for the complete DIY.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Healthiest Meal of the Day

I have been using Shakeology for nearly a year now and I am soooo impressed by the results. I have lost about 15 lbs without really changing much of my lifestyle. My energy level has increased dramatically. I sleep better, look better and feel better overall. The other day my husband told me that I looked younger. I told him it must be the makeup. He said that it wasn't but that I really did look younger. Great compliment - I'll take it :-)

Here's a chart that shows a survey of approximately 3,000 Shakeology users:

There are also great recipes that you use to either add to your shake such as the recipe below or you can even bake with it. Lots and lots of uses!!!

Maple Pecan Shakeology


1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 TBS coarsely chopped raw pecans
1 TBS coarsely chopped raw cashews
1 tsp pure maple syrup
1 cup ice


Place all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth.

For more information, simply fill out the contact form on the right sidebar. If you are interested in purchasing, click on the "Join Now" button to the right, sign us on as your FREE coach and then shop.

*Shakeology has a bottom of the bag 30 Day money back guarantee so you can try it for 30 days and if you are not completely satisfied you can return even the empty bag for the full purchase price (less shipping & handling). It really is a win/win situation.

Pre-Workout Snacks

Pre-Workout snacks eaten about 30-60 minutes prior to your workout can give the body the fuel it needs to recover, burn fat and build muscle. So, before you head to the gym or pop in that fitness DVD, grab a small snack!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tracking Your Measurements

One of the ways to "measure" your weight loss is by tracking your measurements. Measurements are a better indicator as to how your body is changing. The scale is not the best indicator since fluctuations happen constantly. If you need to step on the scale, try to do so once a week, at the same time and wearing the approximate same clothes (or go in your birthday suit). This will be a little more accurate but not as much as your actual body measurements are.

Fill out the contact form in the right sidebar letting me know in the message box that you are interested in more information on taking your measurements. Once I receive that, I will send you a FREE measurement chart that you can save to your computer and use to keep track of your body changes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Baked Grapefruit

Baked Grapefruit

Peel and section your grapefruit as you would an orange. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon (can also add a pinch of nutmeg and/or cardamom). Bake 20 minutes at 375. While it was still hot, I sprinkled a packet of Truvia over the top.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, May 18, 2015


Hello! My name is Lucy Galgano. My husband John and I are Independent Team Beachbody coaches. It is our goal to share with you what we have found that works. We will be adding lots of great recipes, nutrition and fitness tips and fun facts along the way. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to getting to know you!