You will need to sit down for this news flash
Kathy Cooke

To Whom It May Concern: if you know me, I hope you are sitting down when I say what I have to say next.

I started working out at Snap Fitness about two months ago.

Crash! I hope you are all okay.

Seriously though, I really did. With a trainer. Three times per week.

And I can say with a great deal of certainty, she is trying to kill me.

The workouts are getting harder, not easier. I thought the point of getting into shape is so that you don’t feel like you are going to die when you exercise.

Well I feel like I am going to die.

Actually, I have to admit that’s not true. I feel better. I am sleeping better and I seem to have a little bit more energy.

So okay, maybe she’s not actually trying to kill me.

A really cool benefit of being a member at Snap Fitness is you get monthly newsletter emails with diet and fitness tips. Also success stories like “I lost 400 pounds at Snap Fitness.”

Mine will say “I survived another workout at Snap Fitness.”

I thought this salad sounded good, it was from the newsletter. I am going to make this for Bill and I this weekend.

Detox Salad By: Snap Fitness

It’s the perfect time to give your body a clean slate, but detox mode isn’t defined by a starvation diet of lettuce and lemon water.

This recipe is perfect for lunch on-the-go or as a side to your favorite fish or chicken recipe.

The dynamic duo of red and savoy cabbage combined with apples and a light dressing creates a fiber-filled meal that aids digestion.

The addition of cayenne pepper boosts your metabolism and gives this recipe the perfect bite.


1/2 head Savoy cabbage
1/2 head red cabbage
1 Fuji apple
1/4 red onion
1/2 cup walnuts, roughly
chopped (optional)
1/2 cup golden raisins

2 tablespoons apple cider
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Thinly slice the cabbage, apple, and red onion. Transfer to a large bowl.

Add the walnuts and raisins. Toss gently to combine.

In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients together for the dressing.

Top the salad with the dressing. Mix until evenly dressed.

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