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Get Fit NewsletterMarch 15, 2019
The secret to fitness success
Can you remember how it felt the last time that you ate clean, exercised hard and got adequate sleep for a few consecutive days? A feeling of momentum came over you, didn’t it? There was a buzzing in your cells and a rhythm in your pace. You felt alive, you felt sexy, and you felt empowered. Never mind that you weren’t yet at your goal number, you were headed there!
Getting down to your goal weight, and fitting into your goal size, is the direct result of living in that state of momentum for an extended period of time. You see, the momentum can be felt immediately, once you start eating clean, exercising hard and taking care of your health, whereas that “goal number” simply can’t be felt until it is achieved, and so it’s not as powerful a motivator.
My challenge and advice to you is to find the joy of living in the momentum, and keep that momentum going until your goal number is achieved.
Focus only on the momentum, not on the number.
Fitness is a way of life. Being lean is a lifestyle. Neither of which can be had by going about it halfheartedly.
You have to become the momentum.

Call Southpaw Gym today at (732) 895-9422 and we will get your momentum started on the exercise program that will reshape your body once and for all!


Pay Attention
When you are eating, pay attention.
Sounds simple, but how often do you snack in front of the T.V. or eat your dinner while in rush hour traffic?
Paying attention means eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full. It means never eating just to eat, but rather because your body needs it.
Do this and you will quickly reach your ideal weight.

Mango and Black Bean Chicken Salad
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Here’s a salad recipe that’s hearty, quick and satisfies even the pickiest of eaters!
With tender, roasted chicken, flavorful black beans and sweet, tangy mango, this salad hits every flavor note without guilt. Whether you’re making a quick dinner, a lunch-to-go, or serving up a meal for company – this salad is truly a winner.
As another serving option, you could present the salad on large lettuce leaves or place over shredded green cabbage. Also feel free to experiment with the ingredients – swap out the black beans for your favorite type bean and switch up the protein from chicken to turkey or sausage. Enjoy!
What you need
Serves 6
1 (15oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small mango, pitted, peeled and diced
1 cup chopped roasted chicken, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
1 Tablespoon fresh orange juice
3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition
One serving equals 287 calories, 2g fat, 24mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate, 11g fiber, and 22g protein.
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