Weekend Workout Warrior


Who says Sundays have to be a day of rest? In my opinion, weekend workouts are the best! Working out outside of the hectic work week makes for workouts that don’t have to be rushed and can be enjoyed. Find something you like to do & stick with that! There’s surely something out there for all of us.I love working out outside, while getting to enjoy beautiful views. 6 mile trail run in 42 minutes this AM for me. Who else got moving?

Aesthetics on Fire INTERVIEW


Had the absolute privilege of doing an interview for Aesthetics on Fire, a website dedicated to motivating and inspiring others to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.

In addition to my interview, there are tons of other awesome athlete/fitness professional interviews, covering personal struggles, lifestyle habits, training regimens, nutrition, etc. It could certainly aid as a valuable resource for those interested.

Find interview @ http://www.aestheticsonfire.com/#!brittanytegeler/c1w5u

Redefining Healthy & Optimal Living

Interestingly enough, I haven’t belonged to a gym in almost 4 months.  I love unconventional training and working with whatever elements I can find.  Nothing beats taking advantage of the outdoors to get fit.

Well-being isn’t just about using weights, running on a treadmill, and eating fruits & vegetables.  Well-being and optimal living are about finding what makes us happy socially, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially.  Doing what you enjoy adds value to your life; THAT is what healthy living is all about.

It’s about time we change our mindset on what healthy living REALLY means.  So go ahead and do yourself a favor; find YOUR happy.  It may be crazy, unique, different- that’s the absolute beauty in it.  There are no rules, no boundaries.  Own it and live optimally.


Speaking Out Against the Ridiculous Messages Thrown Out There in the Fitness Industry

Preparing Food for the Week

I have posted about my Sunday bulk cooking ritual before ( you can find it several posts back).  Every Sunday I cook food for the rest of the week.  It saves me a ton of time and effort during the busy work week.  I always have a healthy option on hand that I can grab on-the-go.  I switch it up every week because no one likes to eat the same thing every day!  Here’s a small look into yesterday’s Food Prep Sunday:

Steamed peas and green beans (steamables), 96% lean ground beef patties, pureed cauliflower (faux mashed potatoes), cole slaw (I mixed cole slaw mix with a tiny bit of  low-fat mayo, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and splenda), tuna salad (tuna packed in water, a small amount of low-fat mayo, chopped celery, salt, pepper splenda),and  chopped celery sticks.

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I cooked a batch of chicken with different spices.  I then cooked a separate batch of coconut lime chicken.

Directions for coconut lime chicken: Cut 10 oz chicken into cubes, coat cubes with 2 Tbs coconut flour and 2 Tbs unsweetened shredded coconut, place in pan with 2 tsp coconut oil.  After golden brown, squeeze lime juice (or use bottled lime juice) on top, cook 1 more minute.

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I ALWAYS make some healthy desserts too to keep my sweet tooth in tact!  I made my Nutty Banana Bread recipe this week.  SO delicious and guilt-free :)  I also made a batch of fudgey brownies, but unfortunately forgot to snap a picture.  I have said it once and I will say it a million more times: ;earning to bake all of these healthy recipes has been a savior!  I can satisfy my sweet tooth, especially when cravings hit at night, without compromising my “diet.”  Can’t beat that.  If you want to add healthy desserts to your weekly meal preparation, check out “Sweet Treats: Guilt-Free.”  The E-book is comprised of 22 healthy dessert recipes I created.  These are my FAVORITE recipes that I tested and re-tested to make sure they were absolutely perfect.  Easy to make, low in calories, and nutrient dense.

Book for purchase for only $4.99 : http://brittanytegeler.com/store  Trust me, you won’t regret it.

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I also whipped up a few other things that are not pictured; one of my favorites being butternut squash.  I bake cubed butternut squash in the oven and it tastes just like sweet potato tots. Yum!

Happy, Healthy, Fit.



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