Monthly Archives: April 2020

Thai Ground Beef

I often find myself busy busy busy. Telling myself I can do just one more thing before....... If I hurry I can get this done and then I'll work on ................... Since I have 5 minutes I should accomplish .................. Do you do this? It often leads me to running late or getting there just in time. I've done what I set out to do but it is often at the expense of my stress level. I need to figure this out. This recipe is one of those that I can rely not to be done in just a few minutes. My family doesn't complain about my rush rush attitude when this meals ends up in front of them. 

Thai Ground Beef

  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1/3 head of cabbage, shredded fine
  • 1 small onion cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 green pepper, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons of natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Place ground beef that has been browned into a pan with the cabbage, onion, and green pepper. Cook over medium heat until veggies are soft. Add the peanut butter, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Enjoy. 

Enjoy good food,

Coach Nancy

Give Yourself a Pat on the Back

I am so proud of you. I mean SO proud. As your coach I see you rolling with the punches. While we are working at keeping each other safe and practicing social distancing you are not putting aside your health and fitness. Health and Fitness was a priority six months ago and now you are sticking to it. 

For most of us Zoom is a new technology. Who wants to learn new when so much has been forced on you as new. And yet you are rolling with the punches and making it happen. 

Making it happen is what we say after each training. It's a purposeful statement to help us fight against the nudge to go the easy route. Fitness is hard. I get that. Eating healthy is hard. Who hasn't done a bit of stress eating lately? Health is harder to keep as we age. Thank you and give yourself a pat on the back for taking the harder route. 

For now until we find a better plan or best yet, we can return to the gym we'll train each day using Zoom. If your schedule has changed, join in at a different training time. Every time you work on your health, you are working to keep Covid away. It's hard work. 

I'll see you at training via Zoom. The Zoom link we are using for all training is here (bookmark it!):

In three training times we've had over 40 people join in on the fun. (And yes, Monday's can be fun). There are two more training times to go. Let's keep Making It Happen.

To Your Best Health,

Coach Nancy

I See Through Two Pairs of Glasses

I see the world today.

My first set of glasses allows me to see the trees swaying in the breeze. The birds flying. The squirrels running here and there. The sun shining with a few clouds in the sky. All is peaceful and calm and just how it should be.

With my second pair of glasses I see masked people standing far apart waving a half -hearted HI. Hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes are stored in our car and purses for immediate use at gas stations and stores. It’s a different scene and it leaves me feeling uneasy, a bit uncomfortable, and a tiny bit scared.

I applaud you for taking charge and combining these two pair of glasses. For the moment hand sanitizer and working from home is our new normal. Yet many of  you have proclaimed your health and your community are important. You took a stand when you joined Cr8 Fitness that you wanted both to be strong and even stronger when this is all done. Well done.

Starting Monday, April 6th, we will all be training using Zoom. The Zoom link we are using for all training is here (bookmark it!):  All of our training times will be the kept just like we have for the last 11 years. 5am, 6:15am, 9am (ladies only), 4pm, and 6pm. We’ll train all four days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fun Fridays.

Here is some helpful tips while using Zoom. You’ll need a space a bit larger than a yoga mat. Having a chair, couch, bench or some other solid object nearby to use like you would use the bench for exercises like squat thrust or pushups is helpful. Of course you’ll still want your water bottle nearby as well.

We’ll be adding bands to the training at home. Dean and I have prepared for this and have a large quantity of bands ready for you. A red band is the most versatile and would be my first choice. We have them for $12. That is the same price they have always been. You don’t need to buy a band. Bands make it the easiest to add resistance into your training program. If you don’t want to buy one, I will lend you one. I just want to get this tool into your hands this week. Write me a text or send me an email to let me know what you would like and when you are coming to pick it up.  340-7852 or My phone and email are not something I want to keep secret. I’d be honored if you put me in your contact list.

Keep seeing through both sets of glasses.


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