Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Is Shakeology a scam?

Are you concerned about the Shakeology scam? Have you heard of this whole food, health shake? Have you been shopping around for the lowest price to try this product?

When I first read and was presented with Shakeology all I could think to myself was "been there, done that". My coach told me it can HELP in losing weight because it makes you feel fuller for longer because it is so nutrient dense and could give you more energy. All I could think was, here goes another Slim Fast fiasco that I don't have the time or the money for.

Then I read that there was a 30 day money back guarantee. I knew it was expensive but I am willing to try most things once, so I was in for the trial. I had become so desperate to lose the "sad" weight I had gained, I really needed to try whatever came in front of me. As long as I wasn't giving up pizza or white bread. Those get me every. single. time.

So I tried it..it was fine, I kept at it. Then I started googling recipes and holy moly, there are a TON of ideas out there. This shake was giving me my daily serving of fruits and vegetables AND I could make it taste like dessert? It definitely seemed too good to be true.



Did I do it consistently? No. Why? Because I was lazy. I didn't see results because I didn't take Shakeology seriously and wasn't consistent with my clean eating. I then buckled down and made a commitment in December to drink it every day..there has been no turning back. I don't think there ever will be, this product has changed my life.

Why?

Because it has taught me about having a healthy relationship with food. It has taught me you don't have to have ice cream and cake to enjoy something sweet and that your waist line doesn't have to pay for what you enjoy. I am literally enjoying a chocolate milkshake every morning.

No, I am not lying. Believe me, I wouldn't drink something every morning that tastes like garbage.

I am sure there is some buzz out there on the web claiming that Shakeology doesn't do what it says it should and that it doesn't work...

Why Shakeology hasn't worked for you


1. You don't drink Shakeology EVERY day. Well, of course it won't work. This is intended for consistent use! It's not a magic pill, it's a health food shake. You can't just turn it on and off. Your body sees the benefits of Shakeology after you are consistently using it. Your body consistently thrives off of nutrients and whole foods, without them, you aren't allowing your body to function at it's highest level.

2. You haven't changed your eating habits. Are you still at the same weight? You can't expect to drink a shake every day and eat complete crap and lose weight. Are you exercising or at least moving? A walk around the block is better than nothing and will get your metabolism a little fired up. You have to be willing to take on a healthy lifestyle. Changing one meal a day won't cause you to lose weight, just like eating crap at one meal won't make you fat.

3. You've skimped because Shakeology is SOOO expensive. Not really. If you are not a preferred customer (which you should be, you get 25% off and make no commitment..no brainer) the cost is roughly 130 dollars per month. So since you're drinking Shakeology EVERY day, let's divide 130/30 and we get about $4.30 per day. Mind you this is replacing your meal, so factor the lunch (if you want it at lunch) foods out of your grocery bill for an entire month. Take a look below to see how it adds up against eating out!


Why am I highlighting the comparison against fast food? Because fast food works for busy people. Not only is it healthier and cheaper but it makes about 30 seconds to make it..and no drive through line.

Is Shakeology a scam?

What you came here to find out though is if this is a scam. No. This product is the real deal. Of course things don't work if you don't use them properly and results can vary from person to person. We know that with anything.  I think the following survey results are the proof.

A recent survey and study was completed on people who drink Shakeology daily. Of the (over) 2000 people polled, the results are listed below. Obviously, the results vary.
  • 93% feel healthier since drinking Shakeology
  • 72% say that Shakeology has helped them lose weight
  • 86% feel Shakeology has helped them increase their energy
  • 81% feel Shakeology has helped them reduce their cravings for junk food
  • 81% say Shakeology helps keeps them full until the next meal
  • 82% reported improved digestion

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Chalean Extreme and Brazil Buttlift Hybrid Week 5 and 21 Day Fix Meal Plan


I would say that this has been an amazing week for me in more ways than one! I rocked week 5 of my hybrid, I finally broke 140 on the scale, and I got a permanent PiYo teaching position. I am in love with both Chalean Extreme and BBL, this hybrid has done amazing thing for my waist and my saddlebags (still there but getting better!). I am lifting heavier, lasting longer, and noticing those muscles poppin when I am flexing! Don't deny it, you flex in the mirror too.  Here is what this week's schedule looked like:

Week 5:
Day 1: CE Lean Phase 1
Day 2: BBL Cardio Axe, BBL Bum Bum Rapido
Day 3: CE Lean Phase 2
Day 4: BBL Sculpt
Day 5: CE Lean Phase 3
Day 6: BBL Cardio Axe, BBL High and Tight
Day 7: Rest
I was thinking during the week when I was doing Chalean, man my arms are getting a good workout but I feel like I am not really getting much on my legs. Then day 6 came along and let's just say, it has more than made up for it! I am looking forward to a rest day tomorrow! I have to contribute a great deal of my success to my meal plan! I have been sticking to (and really following it, lol) the 21 Day Fix meal plan. I am in Vegas for coach summit with some amazing girls with some kick ass bodies in less than a month, it's time to buckle down. If you are a coach and you have not signed up to go to coach summit, do it and find a way to make it there! This is my first year and I couldn't be more excited!

 Here is what this week's meal plan looks like. I am doing .5 inch on my waist and 3 lbs since Monday! 

So needless to say, this is definitely showing results and reinforcing me to stick to it. I had a thought of literally driving to find Fro-Yo one night and FINALLY convinced myself not to do it! I did have the peppers earlier in the week and salmon later in the week though, I didn't want the peppers to go bad. 
Participating in this meal plan as my 21 day fix challenge group starts is amazing. These women are holding me accountable and vice versa. I love running these groups because everyone is so committed and ready for change. It's an investment, of course, but these women (and some men..I don't discriminate!) are ready to invest and see a change. All of my other groups are kicking ass and taking names too. Be on the look out for my April challenge group results soon!
Another exciting thing that happened this week is a kick ass woman signed up to coach on our team. I know she is going to be amazing and change a serious amount of lives, including her own. I also got a permanent time to teach PiYo once a week at a local Club Fitness! I have been perusing places to teach since I became certified and I think this will be an amazing fit!
I am starting another 60 day challenge group in about a week, something to help hold people accountable during the summer months when we are so busy, (literally, everyone is busy during the summer) it entails the usual at home Beachbody workout program, replacing one meal a day with Shakeology, and eating clean. It sounds time consuming, but it's not! You can get your sweat on in 25-30 minutes, make your breakfast Shakeology (it can be made in 1 minute), and prep your meals the night before (teach ya all the tricks of the trade in the group) and be set up for success! Fill out my application below for more information, spots are limited! Everyone have a great week!




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Banana Pancakes




Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp of flax seed



Directions:
  • Mix mashed bananas, flax seed, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla extract well in a medium size bowl
  • Pour about 1/3 cup (for one pancake) on non-stick skilled at medium heat.
  • Flip pancake when it begins to bubble and raise
  • Enjoy!








Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sizzlin' Summer Slimdown Challenge Group

We are rapidly approaching summer which means two things: BEING BUSY AND BIKINIS!

Summer is seriously like the busiest time of the year and the funny thing is I don't think half of us realize it. If you're not a parent, you have weddings, showers, concerts, etc. If you are a parent you have all of that PLUS your kid's activities, birthday parties, no school, oh and did I mention most of us still have to work an 8 hour day?!


So with all of that business going on, how in the hell would one person find time to exercise LET ALONE EAT HEALTHY?! 

Well it's possible folks, I know people who are 4 kids deep in their family, working full time jobs, and are still making it happen. Why? Because it's a priority to them. 

If it's not a priority to you or something you are in the right mindset for, it won't work. It also won't work with out support!! And wouldn't you want to spend this year in the front of the group photos..not hiding behind the tallest person because you don't want them to see your spare tire? Been there, done that..not interested in going back!




My Sizzlin' Summer Body Challenge Group offers you that support and so much more! 

It starts June 9th and is 60 days long. 

"I don't have time for that"

Yes. Yes you do. 

Tough Love: 

I am talking to all the moms out there (I was given permission by a mom to give a shoutout) who want that pre-baby bod back and think you don't have the time!

I am talking to the newly engaged girl who wants to look like a 10 in her dress! If you want to do it and put your mind to it, anything is possible! What does it all include? Thank you for asking!

-Using a Beachbody home workout program of your choice
-Replace one meal a day with Shakeology
-Check in daily to our closed Facebook group for support and to hold yourself accountable for eating/exercising  on a daily basis

THAT'S IT!

THE PROGRAM

Workouts range anywhere from 25 minutes to 50 minutes. But seriously, you can get a killer workout in 25 minutes and then be on with your day! 

What all does the group provide?
-Meal Planning
-Vacation Planning
-Holiday Eating Tips
-Recipes
-Tips to increase water intake
-Support
-1:1 coaching
-Guaranteed results, if you put the effort in and stick with me, YOU WILL SEE RESULTS!

How do I know this?! I am a product of the product! I did the challenge group, I drink Shakeology DAILY, and practice the 90-10 rule (90% of what I eat is clean, 10% is up for interpretation). This system has worked for me, I have lost over 20 lbs and NUMEROUS inches!

not how it works, but a girl can dream, right?!

WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

Does this sound like something you would be interested in? Looking for more information? Fill out my form below! There are 10 spots available and they are first come first serve. Do NOT miss this opportunity!



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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Memorial Day Slimmed Down

Summer is right around the corner, which means BBQs, pool parties, eating out, etc. I know that it can be frustrating when you have put so much work into changing your eating habits and then you get the overwhelming feeling of guilt the next day when you over indulge and make not so great choices in the buffet line. Here is what a typical American's Memorial Day BBQ meal looks like:


When you add that up, plus some, that is A LOT of calories in one meal! Not to mention how busy we can be during the holiday weekend, our workouts can occasionally go by the wayside. Here are some tips to help keep you on track this Memorial Day and some alternatives to try!

1. Eat before you go! If you've already eaten, you are going to be less tempted to eat at the party. You can always take some unsalted almonds or a piece of fruit in your purse incase you do grow hungry. If you do eat what they are serving, keep an eye on your portions! Remember, most of the time our eyes are bigger than our stomachs:)

2. Don't stand by the table. I notice that if I am standing next to the food, I am going to eat it. I need to put distance between me and the meal or I graze the entire time I am there and leave feeling bloated and unhappy.

3. Stay hydrated! Keep a bottle of water with you at all times! This will help keep you feeling fuller for longer. This is a huge time to consume "empty, liquid calories", but be proactive and have your water with you. I have noticed after one too many cocktails is when I feel the hungriest too, so be careful with those drinks!:)

4. Have fun! Don't torture yourself. You know your limits and you have self control. If you really want something, have it, just don't overdo it!

5. Leave out the starchy carbs. If they're having burgers, have yours without the buns topped with veggies. Ask what they made the potato salad with, if the ingredients don't seem too scary, enjoy it! 

6. Don't be a pain in the ass and complain the entire time. This new lifestyle is yours and you have a reason you are doing it! But no on likes to hear someone go on and on about how unhealthy their food is and what a bad decision everyone is making by eating it. Let them make their own decisions and politely decline.

7. Offer to bring something. If you make it, you will know what it is and what is in it so you will have a safe option!

8. Always carry the Shakeology:)

I hope all of you have a wonderful Memorial Day and enjoy your holiday weekend!

21 Day Fix Stuffed Peppers




 21 Day Fix Quinoa Stuffed Peppers 


Ingredients:

4 Sweet bell peppers of your color choice.
2 Yellow containers of quinoa, cooked just shy of done
1 Yellow container of black beans, (canned) rinsed and drained
1 Yellow container of frozen corn
2 Red containers of browned low fat ground turkey or beef, seasoned with 21 Day Fix Southwestern Seasoning  
1 Green container of petite diced tomatoes (no sugar added)
1 Green container of tomato sauce (same as diced tomatoes)
1 1/2 Blue container of your favorite cheese


Directions

1. Cook quinoa according to directions in your eating plan.
2.  While quinoa is simmering, brown ground meat and season with Southwest seasoning.  
     Set aside to cool.
3. Drain and rinse canned black beans.  
4. Portion out diced tomatoes, corn, and tomato sauce, and cheese.
5.  Combine in large bowl meat, tomatoes, corn, rice/quinoa, beans, and sauce.
6.  Cut caps off of peppers and pull out ribs and core.  Rinse excess seeds out.
7. Stuff peppers with filling.
8. Sprinkle with cheese.
9.  Bake at 375 Fahrenheit for 40-45 minutes, depending on the strength of your oven.  Cheese should be melted and filling should be heated all the way through.




This recipe serves 4, 1 pepper=1 serving

21 Day Fix container count per serving:  1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Green, 1/2 Blue.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Chalean Extreme/Brazil Butt Lift Hybrid Progress and Meal Plan: Week 4

We are half way done with the hybrid! I am feeling so much stronger and I am telling the definition in my muscles (even my abs!) are starting to pop! I am in love with this hybrid because I feel like I am getting a really good strength training workout and I am able to target those really difficult areas (saddle bags, love handles, etc.) Here is what this week's workout looked like:



Day 1: CE Push Phase 1
Day 2: BBL Cardio Axe, BBL High & Tight
Day 3: CE Push Phase 2
Day 4: CE Burn Intervals, CE Extreme Abs
Day 5: CE Push Phase 3
Day 6: BBL Bum Bum, BBL Cardio Axe
Day 7: Rest


I was most definitely ready for a full on rest day by Sunday, my body was exhausted. I was also battling a cold all week but stuck to my workouts and am feeling much better. Before, I would have most definitely used that as an excuse to sleep in and skip the workout. I feel like this is a huge victory for me to have not allowed myself to give in.  I am still following the 21 day fix meal plan..I had a few days go off schedule but that's life, right?






Starting next week until I leave for Vegas, I will be following my 21 day fix meal plan to a T! My 21 day fix challenge group starts Monday so I have those wonderful ladies to help keep me accountable too! There are few things in the world I have grown to love more than a good challenge group! Support, tips, advice, accountability?! DONE! Interested in information about an upcoming challenge group? Fill out the application below and I will contact you!:) Have a great week everyone!




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21 Day Fix Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I love a good sweet after dinner. Just because I love them though doesn't mean I can have them, right? WRONG!! The 21 Day Fix comes with treat recipes and I wanted to share this one with you because I love, love, love it! I hope you enjoy it as well!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash of Sea or Himalayan Salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup of raisins (optional, I did not use)
1/4 cup of chopper raw walnuts (optional, I did not use but will definitely use next time!)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly coat cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
3. Combine oats, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
4. Add bananas, raisins, and walnuts; mix well.
5. Drop by heaping Tbsp (I flattened out a little too), onto a prepared baking sheet
6. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes or until firm
7. Let cool and enjoy!

Serving size: 1 cookie, made 8 servings
1 cookie= 1 yellow container

This recipe could have easily been doubled and made with smaller cookies, it's just your preference! If you choose to make smaller cookies, your serving size would be 2 cookies.



Beachbody Coaching: What it has done for me and what it can do for you

Most people think you have to be at your optimal weight, know a lot about diet and exercise and just generally be a 'fit' person to be a Beachbody coach. Nothing could be further from the truth when I started my journey 2 years ago.

2 years ago, my father became ill, I was drinking excessively and I was generally unhappy in all areas of my life.  I felt out of control and I knew I needed a solution. I purchased Insanity off of the Beachbody website and did the program by myself. I didn't finish it, like most things at the time, and only did it half assed. Not surprisingly, I didn't see the results I wanted.

A year later, I heard about the T25 program and after doing an internet search, I came across my coach Melanie's webpage. Her blog posts made me feel inspired, encouraged and like I could actually get my life back on track. I had no idea what Beachbody coaching was all about, but I contacted her and became part of her Challenge Group. It was hard to say no as her vibe was so positive and genuine and made me feel like I could finally see the results I wanted. I filled out her application, bought my first challenge pack, and dove right in!

except...

I didn't see a ton of changes with T25. I was getting frustrated, I was drinking Shakeology and doing the workouts..why am I not seeing changes?!

Remember how I said I was half-assed Beachbody? I was doing the same thing with my nutrition. I wasn't eating clean all the time, I had no control over portion sizes and was letting the problems in my life run my day. My dad was still sick, I was switching jobs, and had so much going on .  I was broke, had credit card and student loan debt, and thought I would be living paycheck to paycheck forever (talk about a depressing thought). 

Sound familiar?

In an effort to save money, I signed up to be a discount coach ( you get a 25% discount on Shakeology). I committed to 90 days of P90x3, clean eating and Shakeology. I signed up for a second apprenticeship under Melanie ( to learn to be a coach).

My life changed drastically after committing myself 100% to being healthy and to help others on their journey. I started seeing results and finally understood that I needed to fuel my workouts with good quality, clean eating.




Fast forward 5 months later and here I am. Almost completely credit card debt free, I have money in my savings, about a month away from my health and fitness goals, and I am coaching like it's my job.

Why? Because I am ready to spread the word that it is possible to live a life of your design..it is possible to have extra income and be debt free. The best part of all? Helping people reach their goals! There is no better feeling then helping someone reach a goal they never thought would be possible.

Am I a fitness expert? No. Am I a nutritionist or a dietitian? Most certainly not. But I've been there. I've been at the bottom and I know what it feels like. I also know what it feels like to come up from there and be happy. This team of individuals has offered me so much more support and a sense of belonging, I don't know where I would be or what I would do without them! These people truly do believe in me and I believe in YOU!

I want you to take a leap of faith with me and join me on my coaching journey. Alone we can not do much, but together we can change the world! I am on a mission decrease the amount of obesity related diseases and I want you to help me. Are you motivated, positive, and ready for freedom?

Fill out the form below and join me in my next apprenticeship group! This experience is life changing and I don't want you to miss another second of it!




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Sunday, May 18, 2014

21 Day Fix Grocery List


Ever since the 21 day fix came out, I have been following the meal plan pretty religiously. I am in LOVE with the meal plan actually. Why? Because it is full proof and takes all of the guess work out for you. You use an equation to figure out how many of each color container you use (colors=food groups, for example: red=protein) and you fill that container up and that is one serving. I have always found color coded systems to be much easier to follow because I am a visual person, plus counting calories sucks (let's be honest) and it's a hard system to live by. I like this plan because it focuses on portion control and clean eating, now that I have done the fix a few times I am able to eye ball a lot of stuff, but still occasionally use the containers for re-assurance that I am sticking with the right amount. Also, there is nothing that is not allowed on this plan. Wine and chocolate approved (in moderation of course)! Like I said it's a healthy lifestyle change, not a diet!

I am going to Vegas in about a month for Beachbody Coach Summit and I want to be at my goal weight by then. Sticking to this meal plan, 100%, will allow me to do that so I am committed, stocked up, and ready to CRUSH SOME GOALS!


So when I am using this plan (from here until forever), there are some staples that I pick up at the store on a weekly basis. I know a lot of people think grocery shopping every week is a pain in the ass but I plan weekly and I don't always have huge trips, a lot of the time I just need almond milk, fresh fruit/veggies, and a few other things.

Protein: Red
- Lean ground turkey
-Tilapia
-Salmon
-Eggs
-Shakeology
-Turkey Burgers (Trader Joes)
-Veggie Burgers (Trader Joes)
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Red meat is approved on the plan and I do eat it from time to time (love me some STEAK) but I typically stick with leaner meats. I also do not like bacon. At all. So that is never on the list.

Yellow: Carbs
-Quinoa
-Quinoa and Brown Rice Pasta
-Rolled oats
-Sweet potato
-Sweet Potato Frites (Trader Joes)
-Unsweetened Almond Milk
-Ezekiel Bread (Trader Joes)
-Whole Grain Bread (No HFCS)

I always use a carb (unsweetened almond milk) with my Shakeology, which is a little different from the meal plan but I love it so much! I stay away from starches and white pastas.

**Caution: Containers hold much more food than it appears**


Green: Veggies
- Asparagus
- Broccoli
-Cauliflower
-Baby Carrots
-Brussel Sprouts
-Sweet peppers
-String beans
-Spinach
-Squash
-Cucumbers
-Grape tomatoes

I have a few veggies that I really like and stick with those. Obviously you can eat whatever vegetable you want, I am not the boss of your veggies.

Purple: Fruit
- Strawberries
-Blueberries
-Bananas
-Oranges

I don't branch out much with fruit, there are only a few but I make sure I eat those on a regular basis so I am sticking to the right amount of fruit I should be having.

Blue: Healthy Fats
-Almonds
-Cashews
-Cashew Butter 
-Avocado
-Laughing Cow Cheese Light
-Shredded Cheddar Cheese
-Sabra Hummus

I am really choosy on what my healthy fats are for the day. Typically I'll have about half a container of hummus with my carrots in the AM and then maybe a little cheese sprinkled over my dinner depending what it is. This is definitely a category I struggle in because I LOVE CHEESE and it is hard for me to limit myself. I will say that I have noticed a huge difference in my cheese cravings going down since I have started though!


except Autumn Calabrese..

Orange: Seeds and Dressings
-Toasted pumpkin seeds
-21 day fix approved dressings

I am not a huge dressing person or salad person so I often skip this (I know that's bad, she puts these on there for a reason).

So those are just a few things that I pick up when I am on this meal plan. If you have the program, you know there is a ton more to choose from, but I am a picky eater. I wanted to throw this out there because I know getting started can be overwhelming and it's nice to have an example of what you are looking for! If this program sounds like something you would be interested in, fill out the application below for more information on my next 21 Day Fix challenge!






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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chalean Extreme/ Brazil Butt Lift Hybrid Workout and Meal Plan: Week 3

We are underway and into the swing of things with my Chalean Extreme/ Brazil Butt Lift Hybrid. I am no longer under estimating the power of Leandro and his BBL secret moves. I have been waking up s-o-r-e. Here is what the workouts looked like!

Day 1: CE Push Phase 1
Day 2: BBL Bum Bum, BBL Cardio Axe
Day 3: CE Push Phase 2
Day 4: BBL Sculpt
Day 5: CE Push Phase 3
Day 6: BBL Cardio Axe, BBL High & Tight
Day 7: Rest





So we moved on to Chalean's PUSH phase which means upping the weights and decreasing reps...PUSHINGGGGG to the limit my muscles is the understatement of the year. I have definitely noticed an increase in my appetite since I have been lifting heavier weights so I am being really diligent about having extra HEALTH snacks (string cheese, fruit, almonds) with me wherever I go. I find this very exciting because it is a pretty good indicator that my metabolism is revving up! Here is what last weeks meal plan looked like!




I am still sticking to the 21 day fix plan, adding a few extra veggie or protein containers depending on what the workout I do is, because this system is really working for me in terms of maintaing healthy eating habits and keeping my portions under control. I seriously don't know how people keep it in check without these colored containers in their life. Click here for more information on how to get your hands on some and get some motivation and guidance from me on how to use them starting in 2 weeks! 

This week also included but was not limited to a kick ass Insanity Class and PiYo practice. I need to give a shoutout to my Beachbody success buddy, Sarah, for all of her support with both of these! I couldn't do it without her as my biggest fan! Click here and check out her blog for additional recipes and workout motivation!

PiYo practice!




I also made a huge purchase, but I am waiting until next week to share that piece of information with ya'll. Have a great week everyone! As always, feel free to email me with any questions regarding coaching, challenge groups, or health and nutrition! Next 60 day challenge group starts June 9th, reserve your spot by filling out the application below! Spots are first come/first serve basis!


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Monday, May 12, 2014

Clean Avocado Egg Salad



Clean Avocado Egg Salad
I've always found regular egg salad a bit bland for my taste. Unless you add the really good stuff and then it ends up being not so good for your waist line. I've done a little mix and match to come up with a clean eating egg salad that I really enjoy! Has just the right amount of kick to it!


Ingredients:
  • 4 peeled, hard boiled eggs
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup of white onion
  • Dash of garlic salt and pepper
Directions:
  • Separate the eggs from the yolks of 3 eggs and discard
  • Chop the eggs and mash together with remaining ingredients
  • Enjoy!
I prefer mine on a toasted piece of whole wheat or Ezekiel toast..but I am pretty plain when it comes to food. This would be tasty topped w/ peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and probable a ton of other things!



*21 day fixers: This meal is equal to one red, one blue, and one yellow!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

FREE 5 day look into what Beachbody coaching is and if it's right for you!




If you would have asked me a year ago if I would be almost in the best shape of my life (progress, not perfection) and coaching others to get in the best physical and financial shape of their life, I would wouldn't have believed you.

But after my dad got extremely sick, it woke me up to reality. I needed to change my lifestyle and adopt healthy eating and exercise habits.

I first got into Beachbody as a customer, then signing up to be a coach just for the discount. When I started helping others lose weight, adopt a healthy lifestyle and eat good foods, I really started to enjoy it.


At first, the concept seemed out of reach and I felt I hadn't achieved my own fitness goals, but we were in it together!

In the past 6 months, I have had the opportunity to help others change their lives, pay off debt, pay for vacations in cash, and so much more with this opportunity.You can do it too.


I know that not everyone is meant to be a Beachbody Coach but what if you are?! What if you are sitting here right now wondering what it would be like to help other people reach their health and fitness goals? This opportunity is great for:
  • Moms
  • Dads
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Students
  • Full time employees looking for an exciting side business
  • Stay at home Moms
  • Fitness Instructors
  • Those looking to lose weight themselves








Starting May 12th and over 5 days, you'll get videos to watch on your own time, testimonials from successful coaches on what it means to be a coach. We'll answer how to make money, where to find your customers, how you can scale this as a side or a full time business, and of course, how you can help others while reaching your own goals. 

The videos will take about 10 minutes a day and at the end of the week, you will have all the information you need to decide if Beachbody coaching is for you. 

You'll also have access to an online closed group and hear from different coaches on my team including myself how they have made Beachbody work for their lives! You'll also have access to ask the top Beachbody coach questions about the business and see if it truly is a good fit for you! 

I have an exclusive business opportunity for you if you are ready and willing! Do you accept the challenge?!
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

PiYo: The good, better, and fabulous!


PiYo? Sounds like a foreign language or an odd word someone might say when confused..BUT IT'S NOT! PiYo is the brand new, home workout program being launched by Beachbody this summer and is being led by none other than the infamous, Chalene Johnson!

What is PiYo?
It is a fat burning, muscle-driven, athletic workout that is inspired by Pilates and yoga. It includes flexibility training, strength training and movement, and dynamic movement. Is is yoga? NO. Is it pilates? NO. It's PiYo!



What is so unique about PiYo? 
This is program unlike any other. It works with your own body weight to increase strength and flexibility, both which are important to prevent injuries in fitness routines and every day life. It allows you to burn fat and calories while working with low impact moves on a consistent basis. 

The moves and the routines give you the sculpted muscles, the loss of inches and pounds, and that heart pumping workout with out all of the crazy impact on your joints that can ever so often lead us to an injury!




Is PiYo for you?
YES! PiYo is for every one. What's perfect about this program is it literally is for all areas of fitness expertise. I know, how many times have you heard that? But taking the impact out of this program allows it to be for those who aren't able to do all of the heavy lifting, jumping, and dancing that we find ourselves often doing with Beachbody products.

How do I know this?
I am a PiYo certified instructor! This program is being offered in the gyms and now is being brought to you at home! Being an instructor, I have done this workout format numerous times and let me tell you, it is no joke. If you think this is an "easy" workout, it's just the opposite. It might be low impact, but it still "brings it" with the sweat sesh.


                       

It's 90 days of Chalene's motivation and inspirational attitude. If you have ever done a Chalene work out, you know exactly what I am talking about. If you haven't, make this your first! You won't regret it, I promise! If you love yoga and pilates, I really think you will love this program. Keep in mind, these are PIYO moves...they are inspired by these lines of fitness but are not identical. 


So PiYo will be released right after our Coach Summit in June.  My estimated guess for the release is Monday June 23rd.  So keep your eyes out for the official release and how to score your copy.  I will be updating my social media sites with all the latest information so make sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! 

So do you want to be in my PiYo test group when this program comes out?  Make sure to reserve your spot on the list of the first people to get their copy!  Complete the form below to be updated on all the news and information about the new workout!


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Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day Brunch CLEANED UP!

Now, let me preface this by saying I am in fact NOT a mother, but I respect each and everyone of you for what you do on a daily basis. Your babies are very lucky to have you. That is why we give you an entire day to yourself! In my experience, about 50% of people dine out for mother's day and 50% stay in...but the verdict remains that the smorgasbord is usually not the healthiest . Typical Mother's Day Brunch can add up the calories quicker than you can finish that toast!


Here are some "cleaner" options for your Mother's day brunch! Don't just celebrate your success as a mother, celebrate your success in all areas of life! Maintain your healthy lifestyle (don't forget to indulge a little bit, after all it is YOUR day!) but this is a lifestyle change, not a crash/fad diet.

Coconut French Toast: Thanks Gracious Pantry for this delicious alternative!
(Makes 4 servings)

     Ingredients:

    • 3 egg whites
    • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 4 slices clean, whole grain bread
    • 1/4 cup dry coconut flakes
    • Honey for topping

Directions:



  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the egg whites, coconut milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  • Submerge the bread in to the mixture, being sure to turn it several times to get all sides coated and wet.
  • Using a non-sick pan and a very light coat of olive oil from a sprayer, cook on medium heat until the bread is cooked through, paying special attention to being sure that the egg and the middle of the bread slices are cooked through.
  • Put the toast on a plate and sprinkle each piece with 1 tbsp. of the coconut flakes.
  • Add a little honey to taste and serve.


  • Clean Banana Berry Oatmeal Bake
    Servings: breakfast for the week for 2
    Cook Time: 40 minutes
    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (or Steel Cut) 
    • 3/4 Cup Natural Maple Syrup 
    • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 Cup Raspberries or sliced Strawberries
    • 1 Cup walnuts, chopped
    • 2 Cups unsweetened Almond Milk or Coconut Milk 
    • 1 large egg 
    • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
    • 1 Bannana, peeled and sliced($.10)
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

    In a large mixing bowl (or large tupperware), combine the oats, syrup, cinnamon, baking powder, half of the raspberries and walnuts. Mix well.

    In a separate bowl (or tupperware) combine the milk, egg and vanilla. Stir until the egg and vanilla are totally beaten in.

    Spray a brownie pan with cooking spray or olive oil or coconut oil, anything to keep this concoction from sticking to the pan for life. Spread the oatmeal mixture out evenly in the pan. I know it seems super thin, but I promise it turns out fine! Now dump the milky-eggy-vanillay mixture evenly on top. Shake the pan a little if you need to get that milk to settle in.

    Top it with the remaining raspberries and banana slices and throw it in the oven for 35-40 minutes and enjoy the amazing smell. Let it cool awhile before you eat it

    Clean Eating Breakfast Casserole
    INGREDIENTS
    • 12 oz. reduced-fat turkey sausage
    • 1 medium onion
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 egg whites
    • 2 cups fat-free milk
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1/4 tsp. pepper
    • 6 slices firm whole wheat or ezekiel bread, cubed
    • 1 cup (8 oz) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
    • NSTRUCTIONS
      1. The night before, cook sausage and onion over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet until sausage is no longer pink. Drain and cool.
      2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the bread cubes, cheese and sausage mixture. Pour into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
      3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!














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