#PSPfit 30 Day Challenge: Registration Closes Today!

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Congrats to all of my bootcamp babes who registered for our pre-holiday challenge! Your Week One Guidebook + Recipes are available now and our private facebook group is opening as we speak!

If you’re an international, USA or NYC resident you have a few more hours to join us for #PSPfit Fall 2014– we’d love to have you. My mission is to make professional nutrition and fitness coaching affordable for any woman who wants it and the #PSPfit 30 day challenge is how we make that happen…

US/International Membership: Register Here

New York City Membership: Register Here

#PSPfit Boot Camp – (Online) US/International Includes:

  • 30 days of Clean Eating Nutrition  Coaching with Abra Pappa, NutritiousAmeria.com
  • “Eating to promote weight loss with PCOS” Guide
  • Plus Size Workout Videos
  • “What is Clean Eating?” Guidebook
  • Weekly Recipes and Meal Plans
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Options
  • Private Facebook Group Access (Daily Inspiration, Support and Accountability)

#PSPfit Boot Camp – New York City Includes:

  • 30 days of Clean Eating Nutrition Coaching with Abra Pappa, NutritiousAmerica.com
  • “Eating to promote weight loss with PCOS” Guidance
  • 4 in person Fitness Sessions with #PSPfit Team NYC
  • Plus Size Workout Videos
  • “What is Clean Eating?” Guidebook
  • Weekly Recipes and Meal Plans
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Options
  • Private Facebook Group Access (Daily Inspiration, Support and Accountability)

US/International Membership: Register Here

New York City Membership: Register Here

 

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How to Make a Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte | #PSPfit Recipe

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I always feel so bad starting Fall bootcamp because a #PSPfit commitment means no Halloween candy and no Pumpkin Spiced Lattes… or does it? Today our #PSPfit Nutrition coach, Abra is going to teach us how to make a healthy version of the (in)famous PSL.

p.s. if you want to work with Abra for 30 days, you have 3 days left to register for our online bootcamp (click here to join).

Take it away Abra!


 

Okay, CeCe!! When eating for PCOS I have a few hard and fast rules:

#1 Consume absolutely no foods that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar and is a highly contributing factor to developing insulin resistance.

#2 Stay far far away from chemically laden foods. There is no reason (in my humble opinion) to consume carcinogenic ingredients. I have seen amazing results with my PCOS clients that make a strong commitment to only consume whole, real food as close to it’s natural state as possible. Steer clear of chemicals and preservatives. They do not do your body good!

Flavored coffee drinks are often the source of large amounts of hidden sugars and unsupportive ingredients. It seems more obvious, however, when you are ordering a mocha – chocka – full a sugar – blend it up – top with whip cream – frappuciono – kind of drink, rather than a seemingly innocent pumpkin drink. I mean pumpkin is healthy, isn’t it?

Nope. There’s not even real pumpkin in a pumpkin spice latte!

Food Babe, a blogger who is committed to investigate what’s really in our food, came out with a very controversial PSL report this year. When she approached Starbucks to get a more detailed ingredient list, she was met with much resistance, but luckily she was not deterred and after much prodding was able to get us the full scoop. I mean we should be allowed to know exactly what’s in the food we are eating, shouldn’t we?

In her final report she was able to determine, among other things, that there is HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) within the sweetened condensed milk, and that Starbucks also uses a highly carcinogenic coloring agent, class IV carmel coloring in the PSL.

Of course, I will never present a problem without a solution! Best news ever is that a pumpkin spice latte is the easiest thing to make at home. You will save calories, sugar, yucky franken-food ingredients, AND save yourself a pretty penny! Also, you can add REAL PUMPKIN!

Healthy Pumkpin Spice Latte Clean Eating

I opted to make this version vegan for our dairy free friends (I must point out, I was completely unaware that Starbucks Pumpkin syrup was made with milk, this now explains my belly ache after consuming one.)

Making a homemade pumpkin spice latte is as simple as:

*Brewing delicious strong coffee, (bonus: if you really, really love pumpkin flavor this Pumpkin Spice Coffee is quite delicious)

*Making a “pumpkin milk” (full recipe below)

*Blending and/ or whisking your milk until frothy

*Voila! Pumpkin heaven.

The benefits of adding real pumpkin are many. Pumpkin is a rich source of beta carotene, potassium and zinc. Pumpkin has anti-inflammatory benefits which is a HUGE bonus for our healthy curves journey. So ditch that store bought latte. Whip one of these up. You will never go back. I promise…

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of strong coffee

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup of pumpkin puree

3/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

stevia (to taste – or you can use 1 tbsp maple syrup)

dark chocolate shaving (optional)

Click Here for step-by-step directions… cheers!

Abra Pappa, owner of NutritiousAmerica.com and the nutrition coach for #PSPfit, has over 10 years experience as a holistic nutrition practitioner. Ultimately her work is about helping women fall in love with glorious wholesome food and adopting mindful, loving, eating practices to achieve optimal health. Follow Abra’s blog here, Follow Abra on Facebook here

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Plus Size Shopping at Bloomingdales: Dressing Room Confidential

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The other weekend I went shopping with my little sister at Bloomingdales, at the request of one of my YouTube subscribers. They have some great plus size fashion for fall… lots of leather detail which I loved.

If you don’t live in NYC, I’ve got links to all of the pieces below!

Which pieces do you like the best? Which do you think I should buy?

Pink Coat: http://bit.ly/1tdaVac

CK Sweater Vest: http://bit.ly/1CYTH2g
CK Quilted Jacket: http://bit.ly/1qrtHDO
CK Faux Leather Print Dress: http://bit.ly/1sm4G2H
CK Ribbed Sweater Dress: http://bit.ly/ZgK285
CK Drape Front Dress: http://bit.ly/1sm5FQt
CK Faux Leather Pleated Skirt: http://bit.ly/1oVmZXf
CK Faux Leather Mixed Media Jacket: http://bit.ly/1yR3tVn
CK Long-Sleeve Blouse: http://bit.ly/ZgL4ks
Michael Kors Faux Leather Sleeve Cardigan: http://bit.ly/1s0B5tK
Michael Kors Studded V Neck Jumpsuit: http://bit.ly/1qrGTIT
Ralph Lauren Faux Leather Front Leggings: http://bit.ly/1oVq3m6
Ralph Lauren Wool Blend Plaid Poncho: http://bit.ly/1qrHwSK
Lysse Denim Skinny Leggings: http://bit.ly/1o218Tf
Vince Camuto Leopard Print Roll Sleeve Top: http://bit.ly/1yR6cOI

Dressing Room Confidential Bloomingdales

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Plus Size Workout Video | Come Get it Bae!

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Once upon a time, I signed up for a few sessions with a pricey personal trainer. Every time I left him I felt sweaty and sore, which was what I wanted, but something felt weird. After a few sessions I finally realized– I wasn’t having fun with him. He was 100% focused on reps and form but 0% focused on the heart of fitness.

For me fitness is about more than results. Its about loving my body and feeling good! When I don’t work out I’m a little more “blah” (is anyone else like that?). Workouts are good, fun workouts are wayyy better.

Anyway, between Robbie and our second #PSPfit trainer Ashley Fettig, I’ve been having a good time moving my body. Ashley and I had a fun session this weekend and we came up with a workout video combining body weight strength training and the choreography from the “Come Get it Bae” video, which is one of my jams right now.

Big girls DO work out… so get up and move with me :-)

Links to my plus size workout clothes are below:

Black Top: Here | Pink Top (similar) Here | Leggings Here | Sneakers Here

If you don’t have a lot of time, this is a nice 3 minute boost for your day… if you have a little more time, you can do the routine as many times as you want… I definitely broke a sweat!

For my international/non-NYC bootcamp babes, we’ll have more fun workout videos so that you can do #PSPfit from home. (Registration ends Friday at 5pm, click here to join!)

One Song Workout Come Get it Bae

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No More Baggy T-Shirts… 9 Cute Plus Size Work Out Tops

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I refuse to work out in a baggy T-shirt… I just can’t do it. Wearing a baggy t-shirt at the gym makes me feel like I’m hiding my body while I work out, but I’m proud of what my body can do at any size, so… what is there to hide?

The plus size gym tops I buy allow me to see my body moving and makes it easier to check form (and progress). My gym tops also have to be long so that I can bend and jump without having to pull my shirt down constantly. I also like colorful clothes because it puts me in a good mood!

CeCe Workout Top

See how sweaty my top is? Your girl was working!

Registration for #PSPfit bootcamp ends in one week and I’ve been getting questions about workout clothes. We already have a list of Plus Size Gym leggings here and Sports Bras for big boobs here, so today I’m giving you 9 cute Plus Size Work Out Tops! Which ones are your favorite?

plus size workout tops

 

1.) Active Bra Tank Here 2.) Rouched Workout Tee Here 3.) Active Bra Tank Blue Here

4.) Nike Plus Size Tee Here 5.) #PSPfit Girly Tee Here 6.) TruDry Flame Print Tank Here

7.) Moving Comfort zip Tee Here 8.) Dri-FIT Tee Here 9.) Interior Bra Tank Here

Shop the post!

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Skinny? Meh. How About Healthy! #PSPfit Online Bootcamp Now Open

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Registration for the #PSPfit Clean Eating & Fitness Bootcamp is officially open! *throws glitter*

We’re spending the 30 days before Thanksgiving focusing on our health and working with a nutrition coach and fitness coach.

You can join #PSPfit from any city/country — if you’ve got internet access you can get healthy with us. You’ll get attention from our nutrition coach online and via phone, plus size workout videos and support from the entire #PSPfit community!

Head over to PSPfit.com For a Full Bootcamp Breakdown

NYC Membership: Register Here

US/International Membership: Register Here

Registration Closes Friday, October 24th @ 5pm Eastern

I want to thank all of you for your kind words after my “weight of loss” post. I’ve been keeping track of my workouts via YouTube and this week I focused on expanding my comfort zone and trying new things. people always say “get out of your comfort zone” but that can be scary and overwhelming. What if we just made our comfort zones a little bit bigger? A larger comfort zone means there are more things we are comfortable doing… Every time I expand my comfort zone a bit, I learn something new about what my body can do… Maybe you can expand your comfort zone a little bit this week and try something new?

 Special congrats to our bootcamp membership winners:

Theresa F. – Auckland, New Zealand

Danika C. – Melbourne, Australia

Emma Z. – Fontana, California

Dana S. – Atlanta, Ga

Bianca A. – Brooklyn, NY

NYC Membership: Register Here

US/International Membership: Register Here

Registration Closes Friday, October 24th @ 5pm Eastern

PSPfit Double iPad Fitness Clean Eating

Got Questions? Read through our FAQ’s … still have questions? email us here.

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