Who Doesn’t Love Cookies?

I have a confession to make!

….I enjoyed the holidays.
Actually, I enjoyed the holidays a little too much.

Erin’s mom, Cindy (yes Asher is going to be confused on who grandma Cindy is – for those of you who don’t know my mom is Cindy too) baked enough cookies for a large army and those cookies were not going to eat themselves.


Not to mention the lazy days, excessive intake of mashed potatoes and stuffing, and probably a few too many adult beverages.  

Yep, it’s official, I enjoyed the holidays.  

That is what they are about right? Food, family, and fun.  They are part of my 10%.  

10%?  The 10% where I eat whatever I want without any judgement.  

But, as the ball dropped to bring in the New Year (at 10p using the convenient Netflix kids trickery shows), it also marked the END of the holidays.  It meant the end of foods I know aren’t doing anything for my health or my waistline but taste so darn good.  

My best advice for you today is don’t let the “holidays” continue to hang around in your house because you know those “holidays” are not going to eat themselves.  

Stop the holidays.  If you let them hang around too long, they get comfortable and they are much harder to let go.

The holidays are over, we enjoyed the heck out of them, but now it’s time to get down to business.  


P.S.  If you want to kick the holidays out, make sure you check out our Clean and Lean Challenge.  We have limited spots so it would prudent of you to sign-up early and reserve your spot.  This is our newest challenge creation.  We have taken all the feedback from previous challenges and make this one of the best yet.  

We even have a new accountability system where you are going to have to work to fail at this one.  Success is almost guaranteed.  We only have so many spots in some of our programs so get a jump on it before the rush next week.   

Members of the Month – January 2017

In just 2.5 years as members at Functional Fitness, Pam & Larry Arentson have made HUGE changes in their body compositions.  Larry has lost 9lb of fat – a change in 2.7% body fat.  Pam has lost 19lb of fat – a change in 10.4% body fat!!

Their story is unique in that they rely on each other to stay on track.  Their goal was to improve their mobility while adopting healthier nutritional behaviors.  Their change was triggered by Larry’s unexpected stroke a few years earlier.  Now they are well on their way to remaining active, independent adults that look forward to playing with their new grandson, Nolan!