Be Your Own Project, Project #BYOPP

Its a 90 day challenge, that is also a part of our movement movement.

We want not only our clients but all of our family and friends to participate in this opportunity to make yourself a little bit happier every day.

So here’s how it works

1. Set a positive outcomel, it can be anything. Here at STR8 we want to challenge not only your body but your mind and spirit as well.

So theres the typical new years resolutions most want to make, lose weight, stop smoking, eat a healthier diet… and all of those goals are awesome… but we also want those of you who have already made those big changes to keep challenging yourself. To look in a little bit deeper and examine all the things that effect you daily, your emotions, your self confidence, your communication skills… how we feel on the inside is what we project out into the world.

We want you to be a problem solver, and sit down and make a list of the things that are negative in your life. Then make a list of solutions and how you’re going to solve those problem.

2. Make it Public. One of the beauties of social media is that it is a tool for accountability. By making it public, and surrounding yourself with like minded individuals you will be able to build a network of people also wanting to make that positive change.

Post about your goal every week and how its progressing, so you can use it to inspire others. Be sure to #BYOPP so we can track your progress and reward you at the end of the challenge.

3. Be a Happier You, & spread the love

There is no right or wrong way to do this challenge. All we ask is that you put your goals 1st for 90 days, #BYOPP once a week about your goal on fb, twitter, or instagram, and we will reward you every 30 days for 90 days with a gift.

We will also feature everyone who participates on our blog

Remember this is about YOU

Protein Pancakes

Just whipped up these protein pancakes for brunch! Whole wheat pancake mix, crushed pecans, dark chocolate chips, 4 scoops of visalus protein powder, and topped with agave nectar! Delish!

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Live MMA Event

One of str8training’s sponsored athletes, Joe Maupin will be fighting for the title on Jan 25th right down the street from my casa off Manchaca (south atx) We are SO excited to be able to support this amazing guy and athlete. Tickets WILL sell out. Nachos & beer were served at the last event, incase you wanna have a few while you get to watch MMA live!

https://www.cagetix.com

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Product Review: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

We love Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps! These babies became available in the last year at local HEB/Target. I enjoyed the peppermint soap so much I decided to order mini ones as little x-mas gifts this year.

They’re a combination of organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, together with pure essential oils, creates a unique soap that cleans effectively without being aggressive and produces a velvety-lather that leaves the skin silky-smooth and refreshed.

Scents include peppermint, eucalyptus, almond, rose, baby mild, citrus, lavender, and tea tree.

* Notice our attempt to be witty this year, with our “Heart Felt Notes” 🙂 *

We hope all of our family & friends enjoy this product as much as we do!

http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/LS.htm

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls!

We whipped these up for the nieces & nephews as a healthy treat!

YIELD: 40 small popcorn balls or 20 large ones
INGREDIENTS

10 cups stove-popped popcorn (from a generous 1/4 cup kernels)

2/3 cup honey

1/2 cup natural peanut butter, creamy or chunky

1/4 teaspoon salt, optional

1 cup old fashioned oats or crunchy whole grain cereal

1/2 cup chopped dried cherries or dried fruit of your choice

INSTRUCTIONS

2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as grapeseed or refined canola oil. 1/4 cup unpopped popcorn kernels

Add the oil and popcorn kernels to a heavy 3- to 4-quart saucepan with a lid. Shake the pan to coat the kernels with oil. The kernels should cover the bottom of the pan in a single layer.

Cover the pan and place it over medium high heat, shaking the pan occasionally untiil you begin to hear popping.

When the corn begins to pop, lift it slightly from the heat and shake the pan continually, holding the lid in place, until the popping begins to slow, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat. Leave the lid on for 1 minute — some kernels will continue to pop. When the popping stops, pour the popcorn into a large bowl.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.

Put the popcorn into a large mixing bowl.

In a heavy, medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the honey, peanut butter, and salt. Stir frequently until it comes to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer 1 minute.

Pour the honey mixture over the popcorn and stir with a silicone spatula. When it’s nearly coated, sprinkle the oats/cereal and dried fruit over the mixture and stir until combined.

Let the popcorn sit until cool enough to handle, then use lightly greased hands to press firmly into balls. Place balls on paper-lined baking sheet to cool completely.

Store at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to a week or wrap them individually!

Protein Holiday Treat! PEANUT BUTTER BALLS!

This Christmas we wanted to make a treat we all could enjoy without the guilt.

Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter, natural is preferred (chunky or creamy)
2 tablespoons honey (or agave nectar)
1 cup rolled/old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed or wheat germ
2 tablespoons flaked coconut
cocoa powder, wheat germ, powdered sugar, chopped peanuts, (optional) – for coating

Instructions:
Heat peanut butter and honey in the microwave until easily mixed, about 15-20 seconds. Stir until blended.
In a separate bowl, mix oats, flaxseed and coconut (if using) until combined.

Add peanut butter mixture to coat mixture and stir until incorporated. (Mixture may seem a little dry at first…just keep mixing).

Form a rounded tablespoonful of the combined mixture into a ball and place on a plate. Repeat until all mixture is used. Now, if you do not want to coat the balls your finished – if you do roll each ball in whatever coating suits your preference. Cocoa powder, powdered sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon sugar, graham cracker, and chopped peanuts are some ideas. (crushed peanuts would be the healthiest!)

Below (L to R) are coated in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and graham cracker.

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Think STR8 – Donate!

BIG THANKS to all of our clients who brought in exercise related toys for the Blue Santa Drive! We collected 25+ toys! Awesome jobs guys! Another Big Thanks to the San Marcos Police Department & Officer Paul Stephens for letting us be a part of this and picking up our gifts!

Gifts included basketballs, footballs, mouth guards, soccer balls, jump ropes, foam baseball bats & balls, light up frisbees, foam roller, skip ropes, twirling batons, and a scooter!

We gave the gift of fitness year this year, something to be proud of!

Wednesday Bootcamp!

Plenty of Bootcamps to jump in on tomorrow! Don’t wait for the new year! First class is FREE! Bring in a exercise related toy and earn another FREE session. 🙂

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Check out our trainer Kaki’s story!

“You should always strive to be the BEST You that YOU can be. I set a goal, I reached it. But why stop there?! I’ve made new goals for myself. Always strive for greatness. Everyone hits a wall, it’s all about who is strong enough to push past it. Thanks everyone that’s been by my side! I can’t wait for what my future holds! Think Str8! Get Fit!”

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

If you’re like us you’ve only experienced the canned cranberry sauce that is provided at your family Thanksgiving. This year we stumbled upon fresh cranberries at HEB and decided to cook up our own sauce. Turned out DELICIOUS! We added in some apples we had left from breakfast which were a treat. We enjoyed it on top of our kale salad and it would be great as a Jam!

Recipe:

3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

3 tblsp of powdered stevia

3/4 cup of water

Simmer cranberries and water together over medium heat. Add stevia. Simmer for about 10 mins, stirring occasionally. Pour into container and cool. Refrigerate after cooled. Makes approximately 4 cups.

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180 by Onnit

Trying out some 180 by Onnit, thanks Jena for the samples! Use this when you’re feeling down, struck by jet lag, or just need an extra boost.

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Get To Know Joe

Joe Maupin, MMA fighter from San Marcos, TX interviewed by STR8 Training’s CEO Muhammad Weusi. STR8 is sponsoring Joe for his next fight.

 

Black Bean Brownies!

RECIPE! BLACK BEAN BROWNIES – we cooked these up during our Sunday meal prep routine. Turned out DELISH, highly recommend if you’re craving sweets.

1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup quick oats
1/3 cup agave nectar or honey
2 tbsp stevia
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. (A blender can work also) Stir in the chips, then pour into a greased 8×8 pan or muffin pan. Cook 15-20 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before trying to cut. Makes 6-9 brownies.

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