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Printable Goal Worksheet: How I Document My Goals

December 31, 2013
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Update: I have reorganized the worksheet for easier filling out process! Re-download now!

One of the things I love most about starting a new year is creating goals. Last year, at an all staff meeting our CEO asked us to write down three things that we would do in 2013 if we had 50/50 chance of dying in the next 5 years. That’s a pretty amazing question to think about for the year ahead. What would you do if you had limited time left on this earth? I’m guessing losing weight or quitting smoking wouldn’t be on it, right? Mine didn’t either. Last year on my list I wrote…

  • Get married
  • Go back to France
  • Write my book

While I didn’t actually do those things, I am getting married this year (May 17, 2014), I did go back to Europe (London…where I got engaged), and I wrote out the characters for my book. I realized though, that health is important to me so here’s my bucket list this year…

  • Get married (didn’t change)
  • Get healthy
  • Travel and spend quality time with loved ones

I’m sure some of you are saying, “But Amanda, those aren’t specific enough…how will you accomplish them?”

Luckily, I have made and FAILED many goals. I have learned from various goal techniques what it takes to make goals happen and documenting them in a way where you won’t forget them over the year is key! So I am going to help you learn from my mistakes.

Here is a downloadable + free goal worksheet that will help you plan your resolutions so this year they’re fail-proof. Of course, you’re going to need to throw in some determination in there, but I can’t do that for you! I will be posting my resolution worksheet tomorrow on the blog so you can see what I have come up with. Yay!


Download the Resolution Worksheet



What are your goals for 2014?

Ninja Ultima Blender Review

December 7, 2013


One of my favorite post-workout traditions is making a protein shake. I usually use a shaker bottle and add in some protein mix and milk plus maybe some peanut butter. Pretty much without fail though the peanut butter gets stuck in a lump in the shaker. But then I was offered the chance to take a look at the Ninja Ultima to see what all the ‘hub hub’ is about. I’m so glad I gave this blender a chance.

Short & Sweet

While I haven’t used a Vitamix, I’ve heard amazing things. After having a discussion with my coworker Erin from Sweet Sweat Life, my opinion of Ninja has been solidified. The two sound similar enough to me. If you are looking for a powerful, all-in-one blender this is the perfect one for you.

Full Review

You know those blenders they have at Panera and Jamba Juice to mix you up your favorite smoothie or shake? Yeah those hard core looking ones. Well I would say that the Ninja is that for the home. It’s got what they call a “dual blending stage,” where two separate blades (with separate motors) chop the crap out of the stuff you put in. For example, I had a bunch of whole frozen strawberries and within 5 seconds it was pureed!

While the Ninja isn’t a juicer per say, it did a great job with all of my smoothies, even the chunky peanut butter protein ones. The upgraded version of the kitchen system has a food processing cup and tools too! While I haven’t tried it, it looks promising.

When I was taking the blender out of the box, I was so excited to have actual speeds. I have had a blender for so long that just had “chop,” “puree,” and “dice.” Now I had setting and a book that told me depending on what I was making (smoothie, etc) what I would need to use to get the perfect blend. So I grabbed my frozen fruit, yogurt, and almond milk from the fridge and added to the blender. I was super surprised at the noise that came from the blender. This isn’t like my other blenders from the past. It actually blended my smoothie in about 20 seconds.

Generally when I get products like a blender, it’s not used very often but with these single serve cups, it’s easier to grab and go. I love it.



  • Affordable. If you are looking for a top-of-the-line blender but don’t have $400 to get the Vitamix, I would recommend looking at the ninja.
  • Two part blending. This blender doesn’t have just one blade like other blenders, it has two, making sure your food and smoothies are adequately chopped. It does this with very VERY quickly.
  • Single serve. I must say that the best part of this blender, in my opinion, is the single serve option. The model I got had two single serve cups that I use most regularly. It keeps cleaning easy and the ability to take my smoothie out and about.


As far as cons go, I haven’t really been able to find many (HONESTLY) so I went to amazon to see reviews. Mostly people just mention that their blender stops working and they give up. No one mentioned calling support to get help or a replacement sent, though.

I will keep you updated in this post if I have any issues but from what I can see is that if you clean it and use it correctly, you will have a life lasting love for this blender!

Overall Feelings

If you are looking for a top-notch, full featured blender this holiday season, the Ninja Ultima is for you (Don’t I sound like the sales guy from a cheesy commercial…maybe but the above statement is true). In fact, I was at Costco today and found that the ninja was being added to carts left and right!  It is a great present for the kitchen gadget nerd on your list.

Smoothie Recipes to Try

Freebie Alert: A Healthier Thanksgiving Cookbook and Planning Guide

November 12, 2013

I don’t know if you know, but I work for Anytime Fitness. I have a pretty awesome job of managing editor of our blog which has just been relaunched:!! I am super excited about this launch because along with it we are publishing an eBook: A Healthier Thanksgiving – Cookbook and Planning Guide. This 50+ page eBook has a ton of healthier Thanksgiving recipes, planning worksheets, inspiration, and more! Can you tell I’m excited?

Click the image to go download the eBook!

Some of my favorite bloggers contributed to this eCookbook!

Take 5 minutes to look around the blog, too! Let me know what you think! I can’t wait to share more content with you guys!

anytime fitness conference in washington dc

October 4, 2011

Life is separated in moments that you remember and those that are easily forgotten. This past weekend in DC, was one of those life experiences that I will never forget. I got to spend time with 12 amazing individuals as well as 750+ inspirational franchisees from Anytime Fitness. Inspiration spewed everywhere from the conference with 4 success stories, 17 awards, 100 runningman tattoos, and innumerable moments to last a lifetime!

The conference was a blast! If I went into everything I did this post would go on for days. So instead here is a mini recap in pictures!

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The first and second Anytime Health tattoos were shown off at this conference and I was super excited to see it happen! It shows that the brand that I work on everyday means something, something big. I love that.

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I did some major walking through DC, getting lost was fun but cold, as it was raining. I had a blast shooting while walking though because as you can see Georgetown is full of amazing homes and history. I love that area. I wish I had an extra $3,000,000 to buy the home that I walked through!

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So as you can see I was busy, the last two images are from Lee at FitFoodieFinds! I want to send a special shout out to my 2i award winners because without you Anytime Health wouldn’t be as amazing as it is. Your constant inspiration and motivating words keep our site fresh and interesting! You all are amazing, truly and simply amazing. Your voice sings louder than you might think!