Maybe you’ve already done your spring cleaning and de-cluttering. You’ve cleaned out the office, the house, the home gym, the garage, and the car clutter. All of your external clutter is cleared and complete. Good for you! That’s progress. But what about any internal clutter? Mind and body clutter? Have you released all of that garbage?

Spring is an opportunity to cleanse in mind and body. As the weather warms, it presents us with an opportunity to sweat, releasing toxins and all that junk that we are perhaps clinging to. Along with warmer weather, comes new foods to explore. As we shift into this season, it’s time to say goodbye to all the heavy, rich foods of winter and embrace the lighter, fresh foods of spring. Now is the time to consciously choose foods that are fresh, vibrant, and renewing.

To support your health and fitness and your workouts at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym, take the commencement of this spring season as an opportunity to do some internal cleansing, starting with the creation and preparation of a seasonal, paleo-fied dish.

Last night I was super inspired to whip together a light dish that resonated spring. While I desired lightness, I also wanted a dish substantial enough to support my level of activity. If you do a lot of heavy lifting combined with a fair amount of cardio at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym, you definitely understand the importance of a high protein/healthy fat diet, combined with an adequate, healthy carb supply. This meal was definitely balanced and full of nutrients, yet renewing and fresh.

Gambas Al Ajillo {Garlic Shrimp}

This is a classic tapas dish. It was super easy to prepare and incredibly infused with flavor. Find the recipe at my favorite Paleo recipe resource: Note: I opted for coconut oil.

Avocado Tomato Cilantro Trio


  • 1 sliced avocado
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes (cubed)
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. red wine balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup cooked corn
  • 1 juice of lime

Directions: Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir around for a delicious side salad to pair with the garlic shrimp.

Check out the brilliant, spring colors on this dish:

Spring Avocado Salad

Red wine goes just brilliantly with this meal. Opt for a Pinot Noir or Merlot, as those are the wines with the lowest amount of sugar content.

This renewing, seasonally in-tune meal will put some spring in your step.

Get on board with the season to support your health and Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym goals.





Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym advises that you never go into battle unprepared. That’s why you should make it a habit to restock on your key supplements and meal prep for the week.

We all know the week ahead gets busy and hectic. There is always room for unforeseen obstacles. To avoid falling off the health kick, you must establish and prepare your meals. That way, you can rest easy knowing that all of your food and fuel is taken care of and ready for your enjoyment. You will have everything set in place, giving you the ability to resist the urge to slip into unhealthy eating patterns during the week.

The early stages of massive meal prep conveniently happens for most people on Sunday evenings. If you prefer another night to slice, bake, grill, bag, puree, and steam away, by all means, use that day for your meal prepping extravaganza.

Here’s a sampling of good foods to get all stocked up on for your prepping and week. (To get hooked up with a meal plan that uniquely suites you, seek the nutritional guidance and expertise of those at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville health club.)

Go to town with your protein purchases. Get stocked up on chicken, fish, cage free organic eggs, lean ground beef, cottage cheese, and bacon. Purchase lots of low sugar fruits (lemons, limes, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.) for green smoothies. Throw in some tomatoes, avocados, and sweet potatoes into your cart for additional carb sources. Don’t go easy on the veggies and legumes. Buy lentils (red, beluga, etc.), beans (black, kidney, etc.), and plenty of greens. Avoid snack foods. (If you must, delight in some almond butter if you know you won’t be tempted to consume more than 1 spoon full per day.)

As a general rule, stick to buying lean and organic meats, legumes, and greens. Steer clear of all snacks. Stay away from high carb foods. Purchase fruit mindfully. Fruit is a nature’s dessert, so there’s no need to buy/consume lots of it.  

Once you get all of your food transported home, get crackin’. Steam up your veggies. Cook up enough lentils or beans for the week. Freeze your fruit for green smoothies. Cook up your meat. Store it all safely in your fridge for your return.

Set yourself up for a week of healthy eating to support your workouts and fitness goals at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym.

Let the prepping commence!