All Access Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack & Membership

I've put down the money for P90x3, I've purchased Country Heat, I own 21 day fix extreme, and I've completed Insanity Max 30. (the list goes on for me) But one thing is for sure is that I don't regret spending a single penny for these programs because they have transformed me into the healthiest person I can be! I would keep buying every program released by Beachbody because I know first hand that they work, but Beachbody is keeping up with the times and has been delivering Beachbody on Demand for their customers and coaches!

So what is Beachbody on Demand? Well, it's just like netflix or Amazon Prime! Fitness programs, guides, workout calendars, and cooking shows all at the tips of your fingers. Cool Jillian, Beachbody on Demand has been around for a year.... Tell us something new.

OK!!

This past year Beachbody on Demand was only delivering to you programs that you had already purchased and a few older programs.

Now the Awesome part!!

The CEO of Team Beachbody Carl Daikeler announced a new option. The Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack & Membership!! It will provide total access to every Beachbody Program ever created, plus all future 2017 releases.  So that means from P90X, Turbofire, Insanity, Cize, T25, 22 Minute Hard Corps, Hammer and Chisel, Insanity Max30, 21 Day Fix and Fix Extreme, Core De Force and more, plus all future new programs will be on a digital library that you can INSTANTLY access at no additional charge for an entire 12 months. That is incredible!!!!  Starting on December 27th This amazing deal will be available.

Here are the cold hard facts:

  • 1 Year Membership to Beachbody On Demand (BOD) with all content included, plus future releases.

  • Shakeology (choice of 30-day supply on home direct)

  • Portion Fix containers (includes 7 piece portion control container system, eating guide, large blue container and shaker cup)

  • 12 months free access to all of my fitness academies + me as your coach

  • You get all of this for $199 for the entire year (12 months) and there is no monthly fee.

Each fitness program through BOD has the calendar of workouts and what to do when.  Each program has a nutrition guide you can download, tracking sheets and you have me to help walk you through the program to make sure you are getting the results that you want.  This is not about just starting and completing 1 program, it is about moving through each stage of your journey and entering into a lifestyle of proper nutrition and fitness. And I will be with you through every step of the way helping you design and create the lifestyle you want.

I know when January 1st comes, we all have good intentions on becoming healthier so we pour out a lot of money for a gym membership.  but by the end of January we often find ourselves making excuses and going less and less. It doesn’t matter how awesome the gym membership is, If you don’t know what to do when you get there, it is going to be wasted time and money for you.

This time it's different! I will virtually be giving you structure, support, guidance and accountability.

So I am officially inviting you to my January Fitness Academy on January 9th! Apply below:

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Holiday Fitness Gift Guide 2016

Do you enjoy fitness related gifts or do you know someone who would love a fitgift? In honor of Christmas getting oh so close, I compiled some of my favorite 2016 fitfun products guaranteed to be the perfect present for you favorite fitness buff! (simply click the titles for the link to purchase!)

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Flavor God Seasoning

.... ANY FLAVOR is amazing. But my favorites are Chocolate Donut or Gingerbread Cookie!

Mindful Thanksgiving: A Creative and Healthy Take on Your Favorite Dishes

I'll say this over and over again, healthy doesn't mean it won't taste good! You just have to pick the right tasty recipes and that's what I'm here for. Below I will be sharing creative delicious recipes that your family won't even know the difference. Wouldn't it be nice for once to fully indulge in Thanksgiving dishes without feeling the uncomfortable feeling after? Well here you go!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash, pecans, and Cranberries

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 and ½ pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed into 1-inch cubes (Yields about 4 cups of uncooked cubed butternut squash)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2-4 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

Instructions:

Roasted Brussels sprouts:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease the foil-lined baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Make sure Brussels sprouts have trimmed ends and yellow leaves are removed. Then, slice all Brussels sprouts in half. In a medium bowl, combine halved Brussels sprouts, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt (to taste), and toss to combine. Place onto a foil-lined baking sheet, cut side down, and roast in the oven at 400 F for about 20-25 minutes. During the last 5-10 minutes of roasting, turn them over for even browning, the cut sides should be nicely and partially charred but not blackened (see my photos).

Roasted butternut squash:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease the foil-lined baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cubed butternut squash (peeled and seeded),1 tablespoon of olive oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon, and toss to mix.
  3. Place butternut squash in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning once half-way through baking, until softened.
  4. _Note:_You can roast both Brussels sprouts and butternut squash on 2 separate baking sheets at the same time, on the same rack in the oven – that’s what I did.

Assembly:

  1. In a large bowl, combine roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash, pecans, and cranberries, and mix to combine. (OPTIONAL): For more sweetness, add 2 or 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, if desired – do not add all maple syrup at once, start with 2 tablespoons, then add more, if desired, and toss with the salad ingredients to combine. Thanks Julies Album

Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Cauliflower

Ingredients

  1. 1 large head cauliflower
  2. 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  3. 4 tablespoons minced herbs ( I used rosemary, sage, thyme, and parsley)
  4. 1 cup vegetable broth
  5. 4-6 cups water
  6. 3 tablespoons butter or ghee
  7. Salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Peel the leaves from the cauliflower and cut into medium florets. Place in your slow cooker and top with garlic cloves, vegetable broth, and enough water to cover the cauliflower.
  2. Cook on low heat for 6 hours or high heat for 3. Drain the water and broth and add the cauliflower back to the slow cooker. Toss in the butter and use an immersion blender or hand blender to mash. Season with salt to your taste and mix in fresh herbs. Set on keep warm until ready to serve.

Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups salad (I used a combination of arugula and baby spinach, any spring green mix will do)
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (such as Diamond of California)
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries

dressing:

  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar in a pinch)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • scant ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup oil

Pumpkin Pie Cups

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water

Filling:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup baked and mashed sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions:

  1. Mix together the crust ingredients with a fork until well combined. It should be crumbly but stick together when pressed.
  2. Lightly grease 4 cups of a muffin pan. Place a strip of parchment paper in each for easy removal.
  3. Press the crust into the muffin tins, covering the bottom and sides evenly. Wetting your fingers can help if it is too sticky. Set aside.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  5. Blend the filing ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  6. Pour into the crusts, and smooth the tops.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 375F.
  8. Cool then chill overnight (or at least 8 hours.
  9. Enjoy! Keep in the fridge. thanks feastingonfruit

 

 

Whole30 Compliant Trader Joes Shopping List

Grocery shopping for whole30 compliant foods can be tough, but it's also very eye opening. It's given me such perspective on exactly how unhealthy most of our foods are. If you do not know what whole30 is or what whole30 compliant foods are check out my Whole30 Blog! I found that Trader Joes is the best place to shop. It's got some of the widest variety of foods and compared to most health food stores, its budget friendly. 

Even if you aren't doing whole 30 this shopping list is great if you are just simply trying to clean up some of your diet. So here's the list!!

Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Sauce

Mashed Sweet Potatoes (seasonal)

Clarified Butter (Ghee)

Burgers, Burgers, Burgers!

Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage

Rx Bars 

Cauliflower rice

Ground Chicken

Salsa 

Coconut Milk & Coconut Cream

Almond Butter

 

And of course all fresh produce and grass fed meat!

Week 1 Results and Traveling Guide

Well I did it! I made it through my very first week of Whole30. It wasn't easy, but when it comes down to it, it felt very rewarding when the week ended. Check out Vlog #2 where I covered my week 1 results and chatted about surviving my first weekend of traveling on whole30!

Whole 30 Grocery Haul

It's Official I started my Whole30 journey on October 31st, 2016! I will be documenting my 30 day experiment and giving you a complete inside look on the ups and downs of daily life. If you are considering trying out Whole30 then follow along my vlog series this month!

My first vlog is a complete grocery haul and eating plan for week one survival. Check it out!

I'm Going Back to Basics: Whole 30

My relationship with nutrition has been so positive the past two years. I am proud to say I live by the 80/20 rule (healthy 80% of the time), have cut out most processed foods, and my willpower for junk food has become dominant. But just like anyone else, I have occasional ups and downs in my health and fitness journey. My summer was filled with some more cheats and cocktails than usual. 

Since the summer has passed I have seen a noticeable change in my body, and I'm not talking about weight gain or different fit in my clothing. I'm talking about constant bloating, fatigue, trouble sleeping, and become intolerant to dairies. I have a good feeling these symptoms relate to my nutrition. So I decided it's time to dig deeper and become more aware of how my body reacts to the types of food I'm putting in it! I'm pressing the big giant reset button on my health.

What I get to eat for the next 30 days!

Meat, seafood, eggs, tons of veggies, some fruit, and lots of good fats from fruit, oils, nuts and seeds. I'm going to enjoy foods with very few ingredients, pronounceable ingredients, and foods who don't even have ingredients because they are just that natural!

Foods that I'm kicking to the curb for 30 days!

No added sugar. Artificial or real.  It's empty calories and it's an unhealthy psychological relationship with your food that becomes very hard to break .

No alcohol for me, not even in cooking. yikes. I don't drink alcohol during the week, but it definitely is a social thing with my friends and I. So being surrounded by it and maybe some peer pressure is always difficult. 

No grains. No legumes.

No dairy. I already know I'm intolerant, but also because it is processed and milk does produce a high insulin response in our bodies which can cause inflammation.

Lastly, no recreating baked good, junk food, or treats with approved ingredients. Whether it's with better ingredients, you're still tricking your brain into eating "junk".

Check out my first week meal plan:

Monday, Oct 31:

Breakfast: 3 egg and veggie omelette with bacon and berries.

Lunch: Flank steak and broccoli

Snack: strawberry and banana shakeology.

Dinner: coconut Lime Chicken

Tuesday, Nov 1st:

Breakfast: 3 egg and veggie omelette with bacon and berries.

Lunch: Flank steak and broccoli

Snack: strawberry and banana shakeology.

Dinner: chicken fajitas on cauliflower rice

Wednesday, Nov 2nd:

Breakfast: 3 egg and veggie omelette with bacon and berries.

Lunch: Flank steak and broccoli

Snack: strawberry and banana shakeology.

Dinner: Steak and veggies

Thursday, Nov 3rd:

Breakfast: 3 egg and veggie omelette with bacon and berries.

Lunch: Flank steak and broccoli

Snack: strawberry and banana shakeology.

Dinner: Salmon and veggies on Cauliflower rice

Friday, Nov 4th:

Breakfast: 3 egg and veggie omelette with bacon and berries.

Lunch: Flank steak and broccoli

Snack: strawberry and banana shakeology.

Dinner: spaghetti squash with shrimp and pesto

Now I know that Shakeology is not Whole 30 compliant, but I have made a personal decision that Shakeology has been too beneficial in my life to remove it from my nutrition. No debating that personal decision of mine please and thank you. 

Why skipping meals will make you GAIN weight

I know I've been guilty of this action before. I ate so much the night before, I'm just going to skip breakfast to make myself feel better. Another one I hear all the time is someone is trying to lose weight so they eat 800 calories worth in 3 meals. Or lastly, that famous excuse, "I don't have time for breakfast". Well sadly you are doing yourself a disservice if you are eating anything less than 5 times a day. On top of being hungry, low energy, and grumpiness, you are really hindering your body.

First off, You are causing your metabolism to slow down. Nobody wants that! Your body is use to working all day long, but when you skip those meals your digestive system isn't able to do its job. Your body will immediately go into starvation mode, latches onto any food you eat, and it becomes very difficult to burn it off. Thus causing weight gain. 

You also put yourself at risk for binge eating and overeating. Raise your hand if you didn't have time to eat all day and then came home for dinner and ate everything in sight. You can also risk overeating when your body is so short on nutrients and calories. You'll sit down at dinner and not know when to stop. Again, causing weight gain. 

To some people eating 5 times a day may seem extreme, but remember these aren't large meals. For best results in weight loss/maintenance you are eating portioned, consistent meals through out the day to keep your metabolism firing. Another huge benefit is noticeable change in increased energy levels. Your body and brain will function exponentially better when you are fueling your body all day long! So make sure to fuel your body and nourish your soul!

Here is an example of what my days look like:

 

 

The Search is Over: Quality Blogs for Quality Food

Have you run through pinterest once to fifty times and keep seeing the same recipes? Do you google “healthy recipes” and the food network pops up with butter in the main ingredient? Like technology isn’t difficult enough for some of us, it seems that the big dogs such as: shape magazine, food network, or eatwell.com will always control your search engine. But if you’re like me, I’m looking for a trustworthy blogger who’s cooking out of their own kitchen, understands a busy lifestyle, and who has inspiring realistic content.  Well search no more! Listed below are some of my favorite blogs from vegan recipes to lots of chocolate.

Some people may think I'm crazy for recommending other people's blogs, but I think we should support our fellow female entrepreneurs. There are some women who do a superb job in a certain category of blogging and I think everyone should witness it! Don't get me wrong I love my recipe section, but these ladies kill it!

Oh She Glows

Angela has a created site of plant-based recipes that are flavorful and realistic without leaving you feeling deprived of substance. She makes going meat and dairy free look way too easy and fun.

http://ohsheglows.com/

Smashed Potatoes with avocado garlic aoli

 

 Skinny Taste

Gina’s solution is simple, “Exercise + a well balanced Diet + good sleep= Happy Life!” She thoroughly believes in the use of seasonal whole foods for her recipes. If your healthy food journey is for weight loss, her site is perfect. Plus she posts like nobody’s business, and gives away free gifts!

http://www.skinnytaste.com/

Skillet Basil Peach Chicken Breasts

 

Chocolate Covered Katie

If you’re anything like me, no matter how healthy I want to be…. I still need my desserts. Katie helps you satisfy your cravings without feeling guilty. “Happiness and health go hand in hand, and how can you be happy if you’re not eating what you truly desire?” So true Katie!

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/

Four-minute Coconut Macaroons

 

The Picky Eater

We all know one! Are you struggling to find the healthiest of recipes, but still something your family is willing to eat? Anjali has nailed it with her “husband approved” recipes.

http://pickyeaterblog.com/

Thai yellow curry with veggies, cashews and tofu

22 Minute Hard Corps is on its Way!

Who else is like me and is always up for a new challenge? You are in luck! Beachbody and Tony Horton are at it again and launching a BRAND NEW home fitness program that is almost too good to be true. If you’ve been following me on my journey you know I am a major lover of everything p90x. Not only because Tony is a killer awesome trainer, but because of the extreme results you get with just 30 MINUTES a day. Well tony, you have impressed me again. He managed to create a program where you can get some seriously rocking results in just 22 MINUTES! 

Say what? Say it ain’t so!  

Yes It's true! This program is your no-nonsense, boot-camp-butt-kicking fitness program. You'll be dialing in your nutrition and following the plan to the T. All with a little support and accountability from me as your coach. So no more excuses like- “I just don’t have time”, because it’s 22 minutes. No more excuses like- “I don’t have the money”, because it will be on special. And no more excuses like “I’ve never been able to finish through on a program”, because I will be right by your side EVERY SINGLE DAY motivating you to push play on your workout.

I had the opportunity to do the sneak peak cardio workout and was amazed how quickly the time went by and how fun it was. Nothing is more motivating than 20 veterans yelling at you to keep your butt down. If you want to get lean and stronger then this is for you! When I did the sneak peak I took notice that there was modifications for every movement. No matter what your ability level is you can modify to make the program a success for you.  You can do anything that you put your mind to!

 What will you get with this program?
• 8 challenging workouts on 2 DVDs
• Quick Start Mission Guide
• 8-week Basic Training Action Plan
• Rations for Results Nutrition Field Guide
• Cold Start pre-workout drill
• Hell Week Challenge Card
• HARD CORPS: Battle Buddy Workout DVD (Network Exclusive)

Want to hear the best part?! With a purchase of shakeology you will get the entire fitness program for $10! Do you not have a free coach yet? Sign up for free to make me your coach here!

 

If you need this program in your hands ASAP or are interested in another Beachbody fitness program, let's chat! Fill out the below application 

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Are You in a Workout Rut?

We all know working out is good for us, but it can get so dang boring! I’ve totally been a victim of the same routine over and over again. It used to sound like this: 30 minutes on the treadmill, push some weights around, 8 minutes abs , and stretch.  Blah blah blah. So how do you get out of workout rut before you just flat out quit!?!  Here are my tips on how to make sure you stick with you workouts for the long haul!

1.     First off, switch your workouts up! I never felt motivated more than when I did the P90x3 program because it sixteen different workouts.

2.     pump up the jams… jump on that new music!

3.     Surround yourself with inspirational quotes and pep talks. They hit home for me. Thank god for pinterest!

4.     Write down how you feel after each workout!  (I regret that workout… said no one ever)

5.     Plan a post workout meal. Tell yourself you’ll have a yummy shakeology or dinner only after your workout.

6.     Find a workout buddy!

7.     Surround yourself with positive people. Seriously this was a big one for me. Some people may not understand your new lifestyle, that’s fine. But tell them it’s not their life or health.

8.     Get in those steps! If you don’t workout, go on a long walk so you don’t feel guilty later.

9.     What can you accomplish right now. Look at your weekly goal and remind yourself WHY you started this journey in the first place.

10. Set the mood. Get in your cute workout gear and turn on your techno. Lets gooooo!

11. Go shopping to dress the part. I love fitness fashion and it actually makes me want to workout!

3-Day Refresh Review

Personally I have never been one for cleanses. Refreshing my body of toxins has always been appealing, but because I’m such a foodie I couldn’t see myself only drinking juices for 3 days. That’s why when I researched the 3 day refresh, I had to get my hands on it!

First off, the 3-Day Refresh is designed for an individual who wants to get started – or to get back on track – with a fitness and health regimen. The 3-Day Refresh helps restore energy and vitality while erasing toxins and cravings. It is not meant for nor was I using it for weight loss results. During the month of January I had fallen into a rut. I had finished P90x3, but put off starting a new fitness program. I had became bored with my workouts and wasn’t on point with my nutrition like I had prior months. Lastly I had just completed a weekend of partying for two friend's birthdays. Carbs and sugar overload. I needed a refresh button asap! Before I started my new fitness program I decided to wash away the month of January's toxins, and thus I started the 3-day refresh!

What a day looked like:

They make it incredibly easy to follow. Each day you will have: 1 Shakeology, 2 caffeine free teas (optional), 1 Fiber Sweep drink, 2 Vanilla Fresh Shakes, 2 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of fruit, 2 healthy fats, dinner (recipes in book) which include a few servings of vegetables. In addition to that you will also be drinking a ton of water all day! Say what? That’s considered a cleanse? YES it is!!

Day 1:

To be honest day 1 was probably the toughest day for me. I woke up and all I wanted was my usual cup of coffee. Although they don’t recommend it, they say you can have black coffee. But if I was going to do this refresh I vowed to cut coffee out. Almost every review I read online there were complaints on Fiber Sweep, yet I didn’t really mind it because I just chugged it. The fiber sweep does gel up if you let it sit, so drink it fast and you’re done. I really enjoyed the simple dinner recipes. The first thing I noticed when I finished day one was that I never felt deprived or hungry during the day. Although looking at myself physically I was a little worried. I was more bloated than when I started in the morning. Maybe this wasn’t for me?

 

Day 2:

I was pleasantly surprised to find that my bloating was completely gone. I had lost 2.5 pounds and I didn’t crave coffee! Ok ok maybe I’ll give it ago another two days ;) Day 2 went the same as day 1. Although it was tough watching my boyfriend eat pizza. I craved carbs at the end of the night so I drank caffeine free chamomile tea, which did the job. Again at the end of the day I was back to being bloated, so I’m guessing that’s just how my body reacted to all the extra fiber consumption.

Day 3:

Same results as day 1, my bloating was gone and I had lost 1.5 lbs. Again, I had no struggle through out the day and this time I had no carb cravings at the end of the night!

Final Results and Thoughts:

I lost 4 lbs and 2 inches around my hips. In the picture above (look at the green waistline of my spandex shorts) you can see the refresh decreased my overall bloating. After the weekend filled with carbs and sugars, I was incredibly excited to see that it had eliminated all those toxins that had caused the bloating. Finally, day 4 came and my coffee and sugar cravings have dissipated. The results were HUGE motivators to keep up my nutrition as I entered my new fitness program. If you have found yourself off track or you are just beginning a healthy journey I recommend it as a little boost!

My Meal Plan:

A day in the life of a business owner

 I've done what I was supposed to do as a growing adult. I went to college, got my masters degree, and got a job out of college. For a while I was content with the normal paycheck, 8-5 hours, and weekends off. For most people that’s a dream come true! But for me the one year anniversary of work hit and I already knew that I was falling into complacency. There was no opportunity for promotion. I was going through the motions and ultimately felt unfulfilled. I have a true passion for helping others and am grateful for the opportunities I was given to do that. But I knew there was more for me... I knew I could go farther with my passion.  Thus I quit my job after a year, moved out of the country, and here I am today! Well in all seriousness, the struggle didn’t end there.

I came to a new country with a one year work permit and that was my chance to start fresh. Yet something in me couldn't let go of the fact that I went to school for 7 years to have a career in medicine. How could I not get a job in that?! Even though I was unhappy, I still ended up accepting a medical position because it was safe. I did it to myself again! I worried too much about what my family and others would think of me, that I took a job that I already knew would make me unhappy. Again I spent a solid month crying to my mom of unhappiness. The worst part is, I never spoke a word about it to Dwight. He was working so hard and was so happy in his job I was embarrassed to let him down. Eventually that came crashing down and my mom spilled the beans to Dwight, and I'm thankful for that. Because instead of disappointment, everyone told me to find something that would make ME happy! 

Yes, I am finishing my one year permit with my medical job, but I knew it wouldn't be permanent. The difference is I could finally be ok with pushing the reset button on life! I wanted to continue to help people and make a differenceI needed to find a business that believed in me, that would want me no matter what’s going on in my life, and offered success for the amount of effort I put in. Most of all, I wanted to live my purpose and passion. Right there I signed up to Beachbody, and I have never looked back. It was that simple! Now every Thursday when I get my paycheck I’m wondering why I didn’t I do this sooner! The best part about this journey is that the paychecks don’t mean much, I finally feel like I’m using my purpose, I can only go up, and I’m challenging myself!

Now this is not your traditional job and that's what scares most people. As humans we love staying in our comfort zones (see story above haha). So let me explain Beachbody and what it can possible offer you. This is NOT a get rich quick scheme. It’s hard work and you get out the effort you put in. A lot of people started because they heard "work from home" and quit quickly after because you actually have to work! The difference is after I became a coach, I started to say “WHY NOT ME?” “Why can’t I be successful?”. So I put in the work and guess what…. and I started to see the return. I’m not special and I didn’t just land in the perfect place at the perfect time. My advice to you- just freakin’ do it!! Why not you?!

Being a coach is NOT being a salesperson!! You don't need to sell products to make money. I started my business by sharing my journey on social media. I posted about my workouts, my food, my shakeology, and people online and in person started asking what I was doing. That's how you start a successful BeachBody business. You SHARE your journey and form relationships. If you try to be salesy, I can almost guarantee you will fail. However, if you share your journey and genuinely care about helping other people get healthy then you can do this too!

You do not need to be a personal trainer or at your goal weight to start your own business! If you want to be held accountable for your own health, share your journey, and build a business all at the same time - then this might be for you!

You DO HAVE TIME. If you are exercising already, snap a pic of yourself and post it on social media… there you go you have a business. I have friends who have full time jobs and a family who are seeing success in their business. I am still balancing a job and life with Beachbody!  It all starts with one hour a day.

This business changed my life and it can do the same for you. I am accepting 5 new coaches onto team Force! Whether you are looking for a fun hobby for extra cash, you want to help others with their fitness goals, or you want to build your own business and replace your full-time income, I want to hear from you! I will be with you every step of the way, giving you everything that was given to me to be successful.

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2016 Fitness Must Haves

Success is the theme for 2016! These are all items that are getting me excited about fitness this year. So I want to share the perfect items that are going to kickstart your fitness journey too! (titles are clickable links)

1.     Kodiak Power Cakes

I’m sure you’ve been down the road of making your own protein pancakes with bananas, protein powders, and eggs. These are WAY better. They have the same fluffiness and are just as filling as are regular pancake. With 14g of protein and 190 calories in 2 pancakes, these are no regular pancake. Found at Target and Costco.

2.  OPTP Black Axis Firm Foam Roller

This professional foam roller gets the job done. I personally own this piece of equipment, and taught my foam rolling classes with it! Why is it better than others? It is high density and is known for being long lasting. It wicks away sweat, where many foam rollers absorb sweat and disintegrate over time. 

3.  Portion Containers

One of the best ways to get started or to get back on track with a fitness and health regimen. You can eat healthy day in and day out, but if you are overeating or undereating on a food source it can totally mess up all your hard work! These color coded portion containers take the guess work out of nutrition! 

4.  Oster Blend-n-go blender

Whether you are headed out the door to work or the gym, making your shake or smoothie won’t slow you down. With the all in one bottle feature, there’s no extra dishes to wash. I mean it’s a win-win! All you do is screw the blade onto the bottle, blend, and then switch the blade with the lid. Bam! You’re done!

5.  Kitchen Supreme Spiralizer

Bubye pasta carbs, hello zoodles (zucchini noodles). This one has changed the nutrition game for me. I have a serious weakness for pasta and this gadget has saved the day. It creates zucchini noodles that look and taste EXACTLY like real noodles.

6.  Nike Sports bras

This is one category you just don’t want to go cheap in. Nike does an incredible job designing a highly supportive and fashionable sports bra! They create different types of sportsbras for an assortment of body types.

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Simple tips on controlling your sugar cravings

Sugar is an addiction! So when you begin to cut it out of your new lifestyle you can actually have withdrawals, otherwise known as cravings. How can sugar possibly become an addiction? well when you consume sugar it spikes your insulin and then later your blood sugar drops so low you begin to crave it again. It's an ugly cycle, but can be fixed when you cut regularly cut it out of your diet. Here are some quick and simple tips on surviving those mean cravings:

3 Levels of Planks

If I could pick one exercise to do the rest of my life, it would be Planks! They engage the ENTIRE body ranging from your glutes, abs, and even shoulders! I can't explain enough on how importance it is to have core strength. Having a strong gives you better balance in daily life, and can prohibit you from having a lot of different injuries.

Here are just 3 different levels of side planks ranging from easiest to hardest

P90X3 Review

At the end of this month I can proudly say I will be finished with the P90x3 program! WOW! Honestly I want to thank you all, without you I'm not sure I would have followed through to the end. I publicly stated on facebook, instagram, and my website that I was beginning this journey... can you say PRESSURE? Knowing that all of you have been watching and seeing my daily posts was holding me accountable to my word. After that move, there was no way I could quit! I would also like to say thank you to my challengers the past few months. No one is as inspiring as you folks! I expected a lot from you, and I'm glad you did the same for me. We struggled together, we grew together, we failed together, and we succeeded together!

So onto my review. P90x3 was created to deliver extreme results in 90 days, and oh man did it deliver! I was a chronic elliptical/treadmill user, so I had majorly plateaued. But I also considered myself to still be in pretty good shape. After the first two days I was sore in places that I didn't even know were possible. P90x3 is set up that you repeat 6 routines for 3 weeks, so it was really incredible to hit week 3  and do the same moves that I had done in week 1. The strength that I had built in just a matter of 2 weeks was insane! week 1 I was falling on my face with a lot of the moves, and week 3 I had become a completely different person who had core strength, balance, and endurance. 

My body was also physically changing. I've always struggled with weight gain in my love handles, and in my hips . No matter the minutes on my treadmill, those areas weren't changing. By week 5 I had finally lost inches around my hips and no more muffin top in my jeans!

Being an athletic trainer and an injury prevention specialist my favorite part about P90x3 was Tony being very adamant about doing the movements CORRECTLY. In a lot of exercise classes and other lifting sports, instructors tend to choose what I like to say "quantity over quality" sometimes it becomes the act of speed or weight instead of the importance of doing the exercise correctly. Because Tony made sure I was firing my glutes correctly instead of overusing my quads, I was finally seeing toning in areas I had never seen before. 

Overall if you are looking for extreme results and are ready to push yourself really hard, this program is for you. But you need to be in the mindset of being consistent, having the willingness to work really hard for 30 minutes, and ready to commit to a new lifestyle!!

If you are ready to commit to this program or any others that I have up my sleeve, fill out my January 4th challenge group application!

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

 

Make 2016 YOUR YEAR. I have big goals and I’m sure you do too! Whether it is personal development, health, confidence, nutrition, or time management, my boot camps encompass the WHOLE person and not just reaching for the physical outcomes.

During the holidays we tend to put things that are important to us on the back burner. But now that the Christmas season is over, we have no excuses to hide behind. There is never a right time or a right place, so it’s time for you to step up to the plate and put yourself first! I know it can be really scary! You’ve tried before… and you’ve failed before, but in my boot camps I have seen more people succeed than fail! So what makes this time different?

I am going to ask you your WHY, and I will remind you every single week why you started this journey. I’m going to hold you accountable each and every day. You will most likely give me excuses and I will find you solutions. You will be asked to participate and interact with people who are going through the same exact thing. You will make long lasting friendships and accountability partners who will be by your side the entire way. There will be days where you WILL fail, but you will brush yourself off and move forward. You will find success because you are following my nutrition plan.  Your mind and soul will find new clarity on life. Lastly, You will find your force and you will be unstoppable!


You will receive from me:

1.     A daily 30 minute fitness program.

2.     Sample meal plans and recipes that will keep you on track.

3.     Daily tips that will help you understand nutrition.

4.     Accountability that will make sure you reaching your goals.

To enter the January 4, 2016 "New Year, New You" bootcamp, please fill out the application below.

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