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This is life changing...

I haven't put in a day like that in a long time. It was a good 10 hours of heavy lifting and non-stop hustle. As you know, I love to workout so a day full of exercise wasn't too much of a problem for me. ;-)

Saturday I got to sleep in so I felt good enough to take my sons out for a hike in Snoqualmie. It was a beautiful day to be up in the tree covered hills.

Burien Brat Trot 5K: This coming Sunday, October 1, is the big day for the annual Bavarian Fest 5K! The weather forecast calls for a sunny 70 degree day.

Freedom Fitness has held the award for "largest team" the last 3 years in a row. Help us make it 4 years in a row. Register using our discount team code "FREEDOMDOGS" to join us on race day.

You don't have to be able to run the full 3.2 miles. Over half our team walks the course but we'll all be out there wearing our Freedom Fitness t-shirts getting exercise and having fun.

I already put in our order for the special edition Seahawks themed FF shirts to wear on race day, but I did order a few extras. You can still get one of our FF t-shirts (while supplies last)​ if you register by Wednesday night and use our team code when registering. http://www.burienbrattrot.com/​​

Small Group Training 2.0: Last winter we started our SGT program and ran it up through the spring. We had a lot more sign-ups than expected and had our work cut out for us to keep it all organized.

We decided to take a step back so that we could deliver the program on a scale that would fit the demand. Over the summer I spent time working with head trainer Bobby and the other trainers to come out with a Small Group Training program that would really deliver.

​Watch your email for full details this week. We're kicking off SGT 2.0 this coming Monday, October 2!

Vote for Freedom Fitness! Please!!!

We've been nominated for "Best Gym" in King 5's Best of Western Washington contest! Last year we placed 2nd in this contest and as you can imagine it's a big boost for a small business to receive such an award.

And it's all thanks to the support we got from each and every person that voted for us. So thank you!

All of us at Freedom Fitness strive to help every single one of our clients live a happier, healthier life.​ If you think that Freedom Fitness deserves a pat-on-the-back for all that we do, please take a moment to vote for us in this contest.

It only takes 2 minutes to vote and it would mean the world to me! *Click Here*​ and scroll down to the middle of the page to find Freedom Fitness. Thank you in advance!

This is life changing…
A dose of motivation will change your life overnight.

The best part of what I do is seeing clients achieve amazing results. Whether they drop a few sizes, lose the baby weight, get off their blood pressure meds, or shrink their waist, the excitement is always contagious.

There really isn’t a clear way to describe the euphoria that settles in once you’ve realized your fitness goal. You have to experience it to understand. Though each successful client is unique with different goals, one element unites them: They are all highly motivated.

I am in a unique position. I know how to get you into great shape. I can coach you through a 50-pound weight loss. I can guide you to a healthier body. I can even train you into a toned athlete.

But there is one catch…

You’ll need to be motivated.

See, saying that you want to get into great shape isn’t enough. You need motivation—and that’s just half of the equation. The other part (and the most important) is ACTION.

Nothing happens until you take action.

You can want it, think about it, mull it over, ponder it, plan it, and then re-plan it. But nothing happens until you take action.

While I may not know your story—it’s probably safe to assume that you are dissatisfied with your body and know that you can improve your fitness level. You want to look better, to have more energy, to experience fewer aches and pains, and to enjoy sweet satisfaction as you achieve your goals once and for all.

I know that all of my successful clients were once in your shoes. They wanted to change their bodies. They felt urgency. And then they did what most fail to do. They took action and contacted me.

But there is more to it than that. They then committed to a program, put in the exercise, stuck to their diet and met their goals. There’s nothing more gratifying than getting back into those jeans that now sit in the back of your closet.

People who take massive action reap massive rewards. And those who simply talk about losing weight will continue to gain weight, pound after pound. I hate to put it that way, but it’s the truth.

So what do you want?

To drop 20 pounds
To feel younger
To look better in your birthday suit
To become healthier
How bad do you want it? How much motivation do you have? Enough to take MASSIVE ACTION?

The rewards are great IF you do.

(Your first step is to call or email me now to get started.)

Degrees Of Change
True change happens in degrees, not in one fell swoop. This is a relief when you realize that you have miles to go on your goals. There is no need to attempt all of the change at once – simply nudge yourself in the right direction each and every day and maintain the small changes as you go.

Did you eat a big bowl of spaghetti noodles with your favorite sauce for dinner last night? Tonight eat a smaller bowl. Next week eat zucchini noodles and your favorite sauce.

Small changes in the right direction, maintained over time, will make all of the difference as you strive toward the body and lifestyle that you desire.

Hearty Spiced Turkey Soup

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Calling all turkey lovers! Now here’s a turkey soup that’s worth getting excited about. Not only do we jazz it up with a bunch of spices, the addition of baked sweet potato takes the comfort and heartiness of this soup to a new level.

The flavors of this dish are so tasty that it’s worth adding this in to your regular dinner rotation using whatever leftover roasted meat you may have on hand. Enjoy!

Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

Servings: 12

Here’s what you need

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground chili
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
6 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 baked sweet potatoes, roughly chopped (skins on)
2-3 cups roasted turkey, roughly chopped (or any roasted meat)
sea salt and black pepper
Instructions

In a large soup pot, place the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and bell peppers. Cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes, until tender.
Add in the cumin, chili powder, paprika and oregano. Cook for 4 minutes. Add in the chicken stock and tomato paste. Bring to a simmer.
Add the sweet potato and turkey, and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Serve warm. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis

One serving equals: 109 calories, 3g fat, 10g carbohydrate, 2g sugar, 413mg sodium, 2g fiber, and 8g protein.