Barb MacGillivary, NASM Elite Trainer

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  • Guacamole de Frutas

    Too good not to share!!! :-)

    Serves 4

    Prep Time: 10 min

    Total Time: 15 min


    2 avocados

    1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice

    1/4 yellow onion, diced

    1/2 mango, peeled and diced

    1/2 yellow peach, peeled and diced

    1/2 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced

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  • hCG Diet Myth

    I've had a couple clients ask me about the hCG diet recently. One even knew of a friend that had lost a lot of weight with hCG injections, but is the diet really safe? Does it even work?

    I found an excellent article from Time Magazine that explains the diet

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  • Quinoa & Mushrooms!

    I have to admit that this is not my personal recipe, but one I found on Jillian Michael's site. It just looked too good not to share. I'm going to be trying it this week!

    Quinoa may have an odd name (it's pronounced KEEN-wah, by the way), but it is an excellent...Full Post
  • "When You Expect Success, Your Mind Focuses On Success"

    “When you expect success, your mind focuses on success.”

    I saw this quote recently and although I don’t have the author’s name to give them proper credit, I still wanted to highlight it and share how this one quote can drive the success you have with your weight

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  • Sunflower Seed-Crusted Orange Roughy

    Here's tonight's dinner! Thought I'd share because it's very yummy!


    YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)



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  • Individual Salsa Meat Loaves

    Here's a yummy recipe that's too good not to share! Made it recently & it was awesome!


    YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 meat loaf)


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  • Protein Shake Recipes!

    I LOVE a good protein smoothie! I have them as meal replacements sometimes & for recovery drinks after a hard workout. They keep you full & you can customize them to fit the calorie requirements you are trying to reach! Below are some of my favorites. In place

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  • Break Through Your Plateau!

    Hope you all are doing well this week with your programs. Remember, I'm always here to reach out to if you need extra support throughout the week.

    I wanted to post about breaking through plateaus again because I've heard from a couple of you who are stuck &

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  • "Move It & Lose It" Extended Until August!!!

    Watch Dr. Oz share the good news on this video feed!!

    I was so excited to learn this free program would be extended! I've enjoyed getting to know all of you and watching your transformations! Way to go!! Let's keep logging & keep moving...

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  • Exercise at Home for an EASY Way to Stay Fit

    I love exercising at home. There are so many benefits to it & studies have shown that people who exercise at home have a tendency to adhere to their programs better and reach their goals at a faster rate.

    Here are just a few benefits of working out in your

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