lifestyleclient

youtube

Our FitnessPrint client, Zain Jamal made her debut on CTV news. On a LIVE segment she created her latest recipe for Autumn, Zain's Raw Pecan Pie

Zain has been invited back to CTV to make another recipe. Congratulations! We are looking forward to what you will make next time.

Favourite Scallops recipe by our lifestyle client, Zain

Scallop Seafood Salad

Ingredients:

Marinade:
Juice of 1 lime (optional)
2 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

Seafood and Mushrooms:
6oz fresh sea scallops
5.2 oz fresh tail-on prawns
3 sliced portobello mushrooms

Italian Vinaigrette:
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (basil, oregano and thyme)

Salad:
4 cups fresh mixed baby greens
380g cup baby tomatoes
450g cucumber, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
130g red bell pepper, cut in julienne strips
130g yellow bell pepper, cut in julienne strips
160g cup shredded carrots
2oz avocado
1oz low fat goat’s cheese or feta cheese (optional)

Directions:

1. Whisk together marinade ingredients in a bowl.

2. Add seafood and sliced mushrooms; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

3. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a blender or magic bullet.
Process on high speed until the mixture is well blended. Set aside.

4. Spray pan with cooking spray; heat to medium high heat. Remove seafood and mushrooms from marinade; discard marinade.

5. Grill shrimp and scallops 2 to 3 minutes per side or until seafood is cooked through and has browned highlights. Remove from pan and set aside. Add mushrooms; grill 4 to 5 minutes, turning once. Remove from pan.

6. Arrange salad ingredients on a medium platter. Top with grilled seafood and mushrooms. Drizzle dressing as desired over the salad. Top with fresh ground pepper.

FitnessPrint isn’t just for athletes or competitors.

It’s for LIFESTYLE clients too!

>>> Check out the amazing results and interview from one of our LIFESTYLE clients. In 7 months, she was able to become a healthier version of herself thanks to FitnessPrint and her dedication and consistency.

External image

Age: 28

Occupation: Lawyer

Children? If yes, ages? No children

1.) When did you start working with Team Blessed Bodies and what inspired you to do so?

I had my first consultation towards the end of August 2010 and started training in September 2010. As for my inspiration, I had gained a bit of weight during law school. I was never really skinny (used to weigh about 140lbs throughout high school) but was at 153 by the end of law school and I’m only 5’2 so that’s a lot of weight. The weight started to affect my self esteem to the point where I wasn’t going out, wasn’t comfortable in my own skin, and basically just wasn’t in a healthy place emotionally. I was working out on my own and trying to eat right, but didn’t have sufficient information to do either. A friend of mine suggested I consult Fatima at Blessed Bodies. The plan initially was to consult with her for a few weeks to get a kick start, but that changed soon after I started the program

2.) What is your favorite cheat food? How often do you indulge?

My favourite cheat meal is thick cut French toast with maple syrup and a heaping serving of raspberries! And/or dark chocolate (cake/ soufflé) from a recipe in the Blessed Bodies Forum! So these cheats are part of my meal plan now and I indulge in both about once a week each.

3.) What is your favorite non-cheat food?

I LOVE my grilled salmon with avocado, tomato & quinoa salsa.

4.) What is your favorite go to menu for the day? Describe the meals.

This is pretty much my staple during the week

a.      Egg white omelets w/ mushrooms, green and red peppers, and spinach.

b.      Oatmeal (with some kind of nut butter), carrots and celery for a snack.

c.       Fish and avocado salsa (avocado, tomato, & quinoa)

d.      Edamame beans (or some other vegetable)

e.      Tofu stir fry (usually w/ broccoli or any other vegetables I have on hand)

f.      Grilled chicken w/ a salad (Balsamic Vinegar for dressing)

5.) What do you love most about being part of Team Blessed Bodies?

The support from the team members. Everyone is so motivating and encouraging; I genuinely feel blessed to be a part of this team.

6.) What do you love most about the FitnessPrint plan?

I love that I can literally have my cake and eat it too! I don’t feel deprived of anything. I’m knowledgeable enough to make healthy choices and I am allowed cheat meals. The plan also offers a lot of variety. I was allowed my French toast and pasta even when I was in weight loss mode! Every other diet I’ve come across, always talks about how carbs are the enemy but Fatima encouraged me to cheat and indulge once a week. And the inches kept coming off.

7.) What is your biggest challenge with the plan? How do you overcome it?

Going out with friends is challenging. People around me aren’t always understanding of my lifestyle change so having a social life and eating healthy is challenging. To overcome this, sometimes I take my food w/ me (I took my own food to a Christmas dinner last year) or if I’m at a restaurant, I’ll order a grilled chicken or salmon with veggies on the side. Often I plan my cheat meals around my social life so I can enjoy a good/ relatively unhealthy meal when I’m out.

8.) What is your greatest accomplishment while working with Team Blessed Bodies?

This answer is twofold: Firstly, all the weight that I lost. When I started, the goal was never about a particular number. I wanted to be happy with myself and learn to care for myself, but when I saw the before and after pictures, I could not stop crying and my mother cried too. The journey has been emotional to say the least and Fatima and the team has been there to support me. Stephanie used to train after me and was/still is extremely kind and encouraging. We have an awesome team! The energy is phenomenal.

Secondly, the discipline and the routine I’ve managed to adopt in life. I work out early in the morning, go to work and have my evenings free to spend time with friends and family. I do most of my food prep on the weekends so I have my evenings free and still have a social life. I’ve never had such a structured life and all my time management struggles are no longer an issue. Blessed Bodies has brought discipline into my life- in more ways than one.

9. ) What is your current fitness goal?

My short term goal is to have a six pack. I just want to know that I can do it. I want to know how far I can push my body. I’ll always be a work in progress, but I want an idea of what my physical peak (including increased strength and stamina) looks/feels like. I want to know how far I can push my body.

2

FAVOURITE COMPLEX MEAL

By our lifestyle client, Lisa

“Well, I’m certainly no chef - and I always keep my meals very basic and simple! But if I have a little more time to prepare, I usually have either a whole wheat pasta or brown rice “stir-fry”. I stir fry some veggies (broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and tomato paste with the pasta) in some coconut oil and bragg’s soy seasoning and mix in some chicken breast (or steak or ground turkey). Very easy, but tastes so good!  (These meals can also be done very quickly, if you have pasta or rice cooked ahead of time.)”

Watch on blog.fitnessprint.com

Chantelle may be the only the FitnessPrint member who has spurs on her boots when she goes to the gym! This 28 year old small town girl is not only a proud FitnessPrint client, a mother of two young kids (Ayla 2 and Taylor 5), but she is also a successful barrel racer. Riding in 18 shows in just 12 weeks in 2011 and over 20 shows this year so far, she considers the high horse powered, fast paced and adrenaline packed sport of barrel racing to be her passion in life. Last month at the Canadian Barrel Racing Finals Chantelle and her new horse Charlotte placed 6th in their division out of 230 competitors. Chantelle’s barrel racings goals are to continue bonding with Charlotte so she can return to riding at pro rodeos next year, and to coach her son Taylor as he started barrel racing this year. Aside from barrel racing, Chantelle and her husband Doug also compete in another horse sport called team cattle penning. They just arrived home from the Canadian National Team Penning Finals where Doug beat out 170 teams and placed in the Top 20. During the show season they haul their horses as far as Prince George, Grand Prairie and Edmonton. Altogether, Chantelle and her family own 6 horses, a 13 year old black lab named Beck and a fat hamster named Max. They live the private country life just south of Salmon Arm BC with a large yard, a huge vegetable garden and enjoy all (labour intensive) aspects of owning a 20 acre farm.

Read Zaina’s Vancouver Sun Run experience here!

New Personal Best!!!

The 50,000 person 10km Vancouver Sun Run was incredible!!  Not only did I run my new personal best time of 43 minutes 45 seconds but I ran my first 3km under 4mins/km, which is a pretty big deal for me.

The start line was crowded with tens of thousands of people, consuming their last shots of energy drinks and sport chews, lacing up their shoes and checking their heart monitors.  

A band sung Brown-Eyed Girl followed by a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem and as the gun went off thousands made a dash forward.  I was elbowed in the gut three or four times before I got to the first km check point and from there on, those who had started too fast fell back. 

By the third km, most people had paced out and I felt that it was a good time for me to start my slow and steady pacing and breath pattern.

My favourite part of the route was a 2km stretch along the sea wall.  The water was calm and pastel blue.  It was overcast and all I could see was a sea of white tee-shirts all around me, the sound of my own breath and the steps of thousands on the pavement.  It was spectacular.

The entire route was covered with hundreds of people watching, cheering and taking photographs of the runners as we passed.

Although I ran faster than normal for my first 3kms, I felt strong and energetic throughout the race and once I passed the 9km mark, I had the strength to take it up a notch and finish strong.  Waiting at the finish line was my biggest fan, my gorgeous fiancee, armed with a camera, a bottle of water, and my clean yogurt parfait! He plans to do the run with me next year.

I am so happy with my time, given that it is a new personal best and that I was weaving in and out through people which probably added extra seconds.  Overall, it was a great run and an awesome way to celebrate fitness and health!  Oh, and the best part was at the end of my run, when Lance Armstrong came onto my Nike + and congratulated me on a new personal best time, woot woot!

For all of the participants in the Get Fit Fast Spring Run Challenge, I would love to hear how your run went. For those of you interested in getting started into running, feel free to follow the Get Fit Fast Spring Run Training Programs under my running page, to get you running and in top shape for the summer!!”