Friday, November 28, 2008

Bridal Packages and Massage Therapy in San Antonio!

Attention Brides!
We are now offering special bridal packages that have options like massage therapy for your stressful days of planning, food logs, grocery shopping, and meals made to your liking!

Come check it out at

www. nu-ufitness. com!!

Rita Hernandez is the massage therapist and she provides in home as well as studio massage therapy! Read her blog and contact her today!!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

An Awesome Quote

Very simple but very true,

"We Are Challenged By The Choices We Make."

Think about it...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Communication is Key!

Hey everyone!
Well something came to my attention today; I mean, I have always known this but in the past week it has become more important to me.

When you are a client or a trainer, communication is a key element in reaching your fitness goals. No one knows your body better than you do.

Trainers, I would suggest getting feedback from your clients as much as possible so you are able to tailor their work outs better and to their liking as well. I know sometimes they may have to do an exercise they dont like but if you can find an alternative and get the same or even better results, then thats a good route to take.

Dont be scared to ask for feedback! The only way to get better and to help your clients reach their goals faster is to find out how they are feeling! Even if you are afraid of constructive criticism, do it anyway because in the long run it will benefit both client and trainer tremendously.

Clients, let us trainers know how we are doing! Not in a pushy or demeaning way, but in the way of informing us on how you feel about the work outs, how you are feeling during the work outs etc. Yes, we are trainers and can read body language pretty well, but we cant read minds. So verbalizing is a good tool to use to reach your goals even faster. If something is not working for you or anything at all, please let us know so we dont end up wasting time.

And again, this is a key element because if you arent communicating properly, you might not be getting the best work out you can get.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Interview with World Physique!

Good evening everyone!
I had the pleasure of interviewing with World Physique Magazine recently, if you would like to read it please go to

and please vote for me starting Dec 2nd!!

Thank you!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Barbecue Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Makes: 1 Serving
Serving Size: 1 Small Pizza
nutrition per serving
Calories: 344
Protein: 35 grams
Carbs: 33 grams
Fat: 13 grams
This incredibly tasty and spicy recipe will satisfy your craving for pizza without all of the extra carbohydrates and fat.


1.6" whole wheat tortilla
Pam Cooking Spray
2 Tbsp. tomato sauce or pizza sauce
1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese, divided
2 ½ oz. cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small chunks or shredded*
1 Tbsp. your favorite BBQ sauce
1/8 cup thinly sliced onion (optional)
1/8 cup thinly sliced bell pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Place whole wheat tortilla on a cookie sheet and spray the tortilla lightly with Pam Cooking Spray
Spread tomato or pizza sauce on top
Sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese on top of sauce
In a small bowl, combine the chicken and barbeque sauce and layer on top of cheese
Sprinkle onions, peppers and remaining cheese on top of pizza
Cook for approximately 8-10 minutes or until crust is crisp and cheese is melted
Allow to cool slightly, cut into quarters and enjoy!
What is the Balance?
This recipe has a good balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Banana Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

Makes: 8 Pancakes
Serving Size: 2 Pancakes (approx. 1/4 cup batter per pancake)
nutrition per serving
Calories: 194
Protein: 16 grams
Carbs: 22 grams
Fat: 4 grams
These banana pancakes are loaded with protein and whole grains and flavor. Whole wheat pastry flour gives a lighter texture than plain whole wheat flour. Share them with your kids for a nutritious breakfast.


½ cup whole wheat pastry flour (can be found at whole foods or any health food store)
4 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
½ cup (1 oz.) instant oats
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. Splenda baking substitute
1/8 tsp. cinnamon (you may add more if you choose)
2 Extra Large Whole Eggs
8 oz. (1 cup) non fat milk
2 oz. of banana, mashed into a smooth puree
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
Non-Fat Cooking Spray for Skillet/Pan

Combine all dry ingredients (first 7 ingredients) in a small bowl and stir well.
In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining 4 ingredients (wet ingredients) lightly just until blended.
Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and fold until just incorporated (over mixing will cause pancakes to be flat and tough)
Heat skillet over medium/low and spray with Pam non-fat cooking spray.
When pan is hot, add ¼ cup batter at a time. Allow pancake to cook thoroughly on first side before turning (edges will firm and bubbles will appear across entire surface when it’s ready). Because there is protein powder added, they take longer to cook than regular pancakes. Flip when ready. Remove from pan.
What is the Balance?

These pancakes have a great balance of protein, carbohydrate and a very small amount of fat.

Nutritionist's Note:

You may want to add a few nuts to the batter or on top of the pancakes, or a small amount of Smart Balance margarine to increase the fat slightly.


Hi everyone!
I know it has been quite a while since my last blog so I thought I would apologize and update yall on what has been going on!

Well, this past weekend I had my photoshoot that I had been preparing for, for 25 weeks. It went very, very well. The last few days were tough since I was dieted down and water depleted, but in the end it was all worth it. The photoshoot took 4 hours but we got some amazing shots! I cant wait to share them with yall. I will have them posted hopefully by the end of this week. I will get to see all of the proofs tomorrow.

Now that the shoot is finished it is time for me to transition into off season. I am a little apprehensive but its something that I need to do. I will take 2 weeks off and enjoy myself but after that its back more calories, no cardio, and a lot of heavy lifting! I cant wait to see how I progress in these next 6 months.

Along with all of the awesome physical progress that I have made, there have been business progress as well. Meaning that there are changes coming in the next year that I couldnt have even imagined! There will be 4 options for me to choose from once I graduate, so this is all in God's hands and I have been so blessed to have met all of those that have given me these options! I dont have all the details but when the time is right I will update everyone on the direction I am taking.

I hope everyone had a blessed and good weekend! Be safe this upcoming week!