Time to Make the Donuts

Posted: September 11, 2010 in Getting fit

I look at my daughter and wonder how she is doing it. For the whole summer, even though she had a part-time job at Chick-fil-a, they didn’t give her very many hours during the week. Then starting in early August, she returned two weeks before school started, because of her E-board (Student Govt.) duties. At the same time she went back to school, her job added more hours to her schedule. When she agreed to start exercising and dieting to adopt a Pit Bull, she had quite a bit of time on her hands and was able to drop 8 lbs. quickly and easily. Now, with the start of classes, two of which are AP, one honors and even an online science class, all the homework that goes along with her classes,  plus acting as VP for E-board, joining Key club, starting the Harry Potter club, working anywhere from 22-28 hours a week and trying to have some sort of social life in the very little time she has off, exercise has taken a back seat. When I remind her about it, she tells me, “That’s easy for you to say, Mom.” She’s right, it is easy for me to say. Read the rest of this entry »


Brownie looking stylish in her Body Glove shirt.


I mentioned in my very first post, that I would lose my heart to the Pit Bull we rescued. I was not wrong.  

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Brynn and Sarah- gym buddies


Friday the 13th: the bearer of bad news and bad luck. Not so fast! This Friday the 13th brought good news and good luck to the Showalter family and a certain Pit Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Tomatoes, Onions, Cilantro and Green Pepper

Fresh Salsa

For a great tasting, healthy treat make up a batch of salsa.

Whenever I go to a party I’m always asked to bring one thing: my salsa. It’s bursting with flavor and has a zing you don’t find in any jar, or even at many restaurants. Since Brynn, Chris and I are a bunch of wimps, you also won’t find any heat in this salsa. This low-calorie and low-fat recipe is great as a dressing on salad, to put over chicken or pork, to add to a baked potato or as a snack with tortilla chips. Just remember, tortilla chips can have lots of fat and calories, so read the label.  Since I’m not a nutritionist or have any way to measure calories for my personal recipes, I can’t provide calorie counts. Usually when I make this I don’t use any kind of measuring instruments and just throw in some of this and some of that, but for this batch, I actually measured most of the ingredients. A few I leave up to you, because you’re the one eating it, so you’ll need to add it to your taste.

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Welcome to Fit for a Pit!

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sandi Kelly Showalter. I am a freelance writer with a passion for animals, television, reading and, of course, writing. I started this blog for my daughter, Brynn and her efforts to get fit.

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