by Megan Conner
We are constantly works in progress. Recently I’ve dropped a few pounds because I got SERIOUS about diet, cutting out sugar, and stepped up working out. People have started to notice. It feels good! I have developed my own skinny soup that many have asked for, so I wanted to share the recipe with you!! With a combination of eating right, cardio, my own training and Barry’s Bootcamp Nashville – I am DETERMINED to get into the best shape of my life 2014.
MEGAN’S SKINNY SOUP
Use as many veggies as you want! Here’s what I use, and I get all of my ingredients from Trader Joes!
1-2 yellow squash
1 carton of mushrooms
Organic low sodium chicken stock
Take a large pot and put over medium heat with some olive oil.
Add mushrooms, chop up the squash, zucchini, celery and carrots and add those.
Sauté all of these veggies for a bit and add cracked peppercorn aka (pepper).
Add as much chicken broth as you want to the veggies and bring to a boil. (I don’t add a ton – I like mine more like a chunky stew).
Once it comes to a boil, add in cherry tomatoes and spinach.
Also add one teaspoon (or more if you want) of dried basil, rosemary and parsley. Add more pepper too!
From here bring down to a simmer, cover and let simmer for awhile – an hour or so.
Then you can refrigerate and eat it for a week!! I also buy Trader Joe’s simply chicken and add it to each bowl then microwave. I like to sprinkle with a little more pepper and 1 packet of Stevia to give it a touch of sweet! ENJOY!!
Reblogged from Megan Conner’s tumblr, INSPIRE EAT RUN
Megan went on to train at Equinox and eventually taught spinning, sculpting and other classes all over NYC as well as other cities across the country. While in New York, she taught at world class gyms such as Reebok/NY, Sports Club LA, New York Athletic Club, Equinox, Crunch and the Athletic and Swim club, among others. Megan also found a love in fitness management. She was the Program Director/Group Fitness Manager of the Athletic and Swim Club for over two years. While at the Athletic and Swim Club, she not only managed all of group fitness classes, instructors and programs at the age of 23, but she also created and administrated the Athletic and Swim Triathlon Club.
Throughout the years, Megan also trained and competed in road running races, triathlon and duathlon races placing in her age groups.
In 2006, Megan had the opportunity to move to Nashville to pursue a career in music. While in Nashville, she has trained at the award-winning Takes 2 Fitness, had publishing deals, landed songs on major recording artist’s records, taught classes at the YMCA’s and Vanderbilt University and has recently found a new home at Barry’s Bootcamp Nashville!! Megan feels so lucky to be a part of the BBC family and is watching people transform their lives through BBC. “The energy, atmosphere and people above all at Barry’s make this gym experience completely unique to anything else.” While teaching at Barry’s, Megan is also currently writing, performing, producing and is working on a project to fuse the music and fitness together.
The fitness industry is the ONLY industry that is completely positive. I have seen so many lives changed through exercise and by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To have the opportunity to be a part of this industry has truly been one of the most amazing and important things that I have done in my life thus far. To know that I can help others reach their potential physically and mentally and reach new goals that they thought once might have been impossible – is truly an unbelievable blessing and honor. Being a part of that positive process is a true passion. ”