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This month we’re taking a deep dive into CRAVINGS.....

Happy September!

This month we’re taking a deep dive into CRAVINGS and there’s a definite time of day they seem to strike the most …

At night!

In my latest ebook, Crush Your Cravings, I talk about a lot of physical, emotional, and lifestyle causes of cravings. (If you want a free copy, you can download it here:

There are some actual biological causes of cravings – and that includes at nighttime!

They can happen even if you’re doing everything “right.”

By that I mean, you’re not skipping meals, you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fiber and protein, you fuel your workouts, you’re sleeping well, you drink enough water during the day, and you’re not stressed.

That’s because your body’s internal clock is wired to make you feel hungry at night. This might have been for survival reasons for our ancestors, but it’s definitely not something we need now!

That internal hunger “alarm clock” can make it too easy to pick up a nighttime snacking habit.

And that’s especially true if you’re coming off a period of time where maybe you’ve been a little extra stressed, or haven’t been getting enough sleep, or … you get the idea.

You might notice cravings kick in as soon as you start to wind down for the night – just out of habit.

The fix: give your nighttime routine a general overhaul, at least for a while, to break free from your cravings cycle.

That means doing something DIFFERENT!

If you usually munch on snacks while watching TV …  instead try reading, going for a walk, or tackle a new hobby.

Or maybe do some stretching/foaming roll work (always a winner in my book!).

You just need to shake up your routine to help shift out of your old habits and patterns.

You might just be surprised at how much better you sleep! And you might be inspired to try new things and uncover new interests.

Give this a try for a few nights and see how it works for you!

At Karina Cross Fitness, we focus on simple, sustainable changes that can add up to big results. 

Committed to your Success,

Karina Cross - Master Trainer ACSM ALPOFI TRX ASFA IHP Owner Karina Cross Fitness


NOW is a great time to “GET YOUR MIND RIGHT” & get some energy & vitality. 

Here are 4 ways to nurture your body, mind, and soul......

1. Mix-up your workouts. Don’t accept being “tired” or not “wanting” to workout as an excuse to not getting in your training. How about going out for hike in nature, or a swim in the lake, ocean, or pool? Movement is medicine and motion is lotion. Get it in!! #NoExcuses

2. Hire a Coach. If you are needing a resuscitation of body, mind, or spirit, the best way to resurrect your passion, purpose and energy is to hire a coach. That could be a trainer. A nutritionist. Or a life-coach. Even if it’s just for a month. Or two. Or three.

3. Hang with inspiring people. Who you hang with, what you learn, and who you learn from all greatly impacts your overall development as a person.  

Read more. Meet more inspiring people. This will help you ultimately do more BIG THINGS. 4. Write-down 2 INSPIRING GOALS both personally and professionally…and START TAKING ACTION ON THEM NOW. There is nothing that will beat apathy, mediocrity, and average like taking ACTION on goals that move your soul. Write your goals down on paper, create specific action steps for them, and then get working on them!

Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers' grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation's character.

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. - Vince Lombardi.

We Will Be Closed Labor Day


Let’s celebrate HARD WORK for Labor Day!!

Join us in a Labor Day Challenge

Who can work the hardest to lose the most body fat percentage in two weeks?

Top 2 clients will receive a free One-day juice cleanse (6 juices - $49 value)

From Good to Go Juice Bar

What do you have to do?

Get your baseline numbers recorded between 8-11 September

Eat smart and work hard

Get weighed again between 28 September- 2 October

Winners will be announced on Monday, 5 October


It's Foodie Friday With Christin at Karina Cross Fitness Pumpkin Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Beets

A creamy pumpkin polenta recipe topped with balsamic roasted beets perfect for fall



3c beets, diced small

1/2 c olive oil

3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp fine sea salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


3 Tbsp olive oil

3 medium shallots, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 c low sodium vegetable broth

1 c polenta

1 c canned pumpkin

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp dried sage

1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp fine sea salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 Tbsp fresh thyme for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Place the beets on the lined sheet pan and then pour the balsamic mixture over top. Toss them lightly with your hands to coat and roast for 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, and flip the beets. Return the pan to the oven and roast for another 15 minutes. When they're done set them aside until plating.

  3. Heat a large skillet over low heat. Add in the olive oil, shallots and garlic and sweat for 2 minutes.

  4. Turn the heat to medium, add in the broth and bring to a simmer. Then add in the polenta one-third cup at a time, stirring constantly to avoid clumps. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes while stirring frequently until the water is absorbed and the polenta is soft. 

  5. Turn the heat to low and add in the pumpkin, thyme, sage, paprika, salt and pepper, and stir. Continue to cook the polenta while stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.

  6. To plate, portion the polenta into 4 bowls and top each with an equal portion of balsamic beets. Garnish with fresh thyme and black pepper if desired and serve warm.


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