Mixed Tape Monday; metabolic cooking, logo makeover, and quality podcasts

It's been awhile since I've done a Mixed Tape Monday and there's plenty in the hopper since the last post.  

First of all, for those of you in Central Maine, I'm working out of a new gym in Portland several days a week. The Fitness Factory is located on Warren Avenue in Portland and you're first session is five bucks. Five bucks. For a full assessment and a workout. Shoot me an email at kim@kimlloydfitnes.com if you're interested.

And if you're not in Maine, no worries. I'm about to have a few spots open up in my distance coaching program in the near future. Details on that to come.

Rooney and KLF is getting a makeover 

No, I'm not putting his ears up in a snood, though he did get a bath this weekend. Thanks to the talent of Josh over at Creative Outpouring, Rooney the logo (click here for a brief story as to why I have a basset hound as a logo) is going to have a different look, and some new KLF gear will be available just in time for the holidays. 

Here's a sneak peak:

The phrase "I was so excited I peed a little" is perhaps overused, and yet remarkably appropriate. Josh and I have been working together on this for a few months, and there is something incredibly satisfying about that moment when you realize he's nailed it. 

Cookbook suggestion  - Metabolic Cooking 

I know, I know. Of all of the people to make a recommendation on a cookbook, it should come from someone who can cook. Or at least someone who doesn't require a fire extinguisher every time she cooks. But I find myself not only using this e-book on a regular basis, but also recommending it to clients. (Note: I'm way too new to this blogging game to get any affiliate marketing kickback from anyone else, so I'm suggesting this resource because I find it useful).

The book is broken down into red meat, poultry, seafood, snacks, sides, and smoothies. Many of the recipes are so simple that even I can cook them, and if you have little background in the kitchen, feeling competent is half the battle. 

The price right now for the ebook is $19.00. I use the book multiple times a week, and with the full macronutrient breakdown listed for each recipe, you can track your consumption for each recipe. The company also offers a full refund within the first 60 days if you don't like the book. 

Check it our here

Podcast on a different kind of core stability

I spend a lot of time in my car these days and after singing myself horse on a recent road trip to Pennsylvania, I went searching for some educational content I could listen to while I'm behind the wheel. What I found, were a lot of really bad podcasts. Mostly the struggle was with poor interviewers, bad questions, and my pet peeve, poor sound quality. One of the better podcasts I've found though, is from Nia Shanks, owner of the Lift Like a Girl website and creator of the Beautiful Badass program (her link is on my resources page). 

Below is a link to her recent interview with Dr. Krista Scott Dixon of Stumptuos.com and Precision Nutrition. Dr. Dixon's take on core stability will surprise you, as she's talking about your physical core. 

Check out podcast, and other Nia Shanks' podcasts, here

And finally, just because it's Monday, here's a cute picture of Rooney with his best buddy Harper, whom we dog-sat this weekend. Because cute dog pictures.