Beach Ready in 28 Days

BEACH READY 28 DAY COUNTDOWN CHALLENGE. ARE YOU IN?

Years ago, I was unhappy in my own skin. I didn’t like the way I looked or felt. I was felt tired, sluggish, lacked motivation, lacked confidence, and didn’t know where to BEGIN. I knew I needed to make a change but I didn’t know where to start. I didn’t enjoy going to group classes, boot camps, or to the gym. And quite honestly, I didn’t feel like I had a whole of extra TIME to commit to doing those things! But I knew I needed to do something.

INSERT: HOME FITNESS PROGRAM PAIRED WITH AN ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP

I heard an infomercial for the 21 Day Fix. I knew there was NO way I could keep up, but I figured it was a place I could start. PLUS, I could do the workouts right from home in 30 minutes or less. PROBLEM solved!

Turns out, the programs also came with a nutrition plan. They told me exactly what I should eat each day based on my current height, weight, and fitness goals. They gave me an idea of what food groups I should be eating, how much of that food group, and how many times per day. It was actually the simplest way any one had ever broken down CLEAN eating for me. Yet again, another PROBLEM solved!

However, I was a quitter. I was someone who would always start something and never finish. I went 100% in for that first week but then I got tired, demotivated, and didn’t see results quickly enough. So those programs went back on my shelf for another year and nothing ever changed for me. I was still tired, sluggish, and unhappy, and about 15 pounds heavier than I wanted to be.

BUT THEN, a year later, I saw someone talk about an accountability group. It was a private facebook group where everyone would do a home fitness program together. The coach would post something in the morning; for example, a motivational quote, video, fitness tip, healthy recipe, snack ideas etc. And at night, she would post another check in! We then had to comment whether we did the workout or not and how our nutrition was on a 1-5 scale for that day!

THIS WAS THE MISSING LINK. I NEEDED THAT ACCOUNTABILITY.

I needed someone encouraging me along the way, checking in with me, making sure I was following the program, and helping me with the ups and the downs! Three months and three challenge groups later, I had lost the weight! More importantly though, I was REALLY happy. I finally felt good! My energy was through the roof and I was confident in my own skin. Can I admit that shopping became REALLY fun?! ?

So yes, I had results. I had such great results I signed up to be a coach myself. I want to help others FEEL excited to go shopping! I want to help others feel happy, confident, and proud that they DID NOT QUIT. I want to help solve problems: not knowing what to do, where to start, and not having enough time. >>> I can help with this!

With that being said, my NEXT challenge group is starting on Monday, February 27th. The theme  is going to be a BEACHREADY 28 Day Countdown Challenge! Why? Well spring is upon us, spring BREAK is coming, and it’s time to start eating healthier and feeling better after the Holidays! I want to help you get SWIMSUIT confident! ?

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

– 28 days to get beach ready (4 weeks)
– Full PREP period before we begin
– Daily motivation, tips, recipes!
– Weekly Meal Plan posted every Sunday
– Nightly Check ins!
– 1:1 mentoring
– a friend, a coach, an accountability partner >> that’s me! ?

HERE’S WHAT’S REQUIRED TO BE IN THE BEACH READY GROUP:

– me as your free coach!
– home fitness program
– a daily dose of dense nutrition (Shakeology)

I am opening this group up to 15 spots starting today. They will fill quickly. I want to work with those who are willing and ready to make a change! I want to help people who will be committed to spending 30 minutes a day to make a change in their life!

Please apply below if you want to be considered for a spot in this next beach ready countdown challenge group! I will get back to you within 24 hours to chat about more details and reserve your spot!

 

 

21 Day Fix Cheesy Potato Soup

OK so it is super cold here in FL. Well, its 60 degrees, but that’s freezing as far as i’m concerned!

What’s super yummy on a cold day? SOUP!

Recently I saw one of those ridiculously delicious viral Facebook videos, where you see the entire recipe unfold before you. Then you see the finished product, and most of the time say to yourself “I need that NOW.”

Well that happened with a stupid, creamy potato soup. So how can you make something so delicious, but not screw up your 21 DF meal plan?! Try this….

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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups milk of choice (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk because we always have it on-hand)
  2. 2 medium russet potatoes, baked with skin on, loosely chopped
  3. 2 blue containers of cheddar cheese, shredded
  4. 1/2 yellow onion, sliced and sautéed
  5. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  6. 4 teaspoons organic butter
  7. sea salt & black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add milk, diced potatoes, cheese, onion, garlic powder, butter, sea salt and pepper to blender or high powered mixer. ( I use my Kitchen Aid) Secure lid if necessary.
  2. Mix until desired texture (I like to leave potato chunks
  3. Garnish, top with crumbled turkey bacon, green onions or cheddar cheese, and serving piping hot!
21 Day Fix Servings
1 yellow
1/2 blue
1 teaspoon
4 oz milk (Varies based on your personal milk selection. See page 38 of the 21 Day Fix® Eating Plan.)
TIP
  1.  Add some chili powder to boost the flavor level.

21 Day Fix Crockpot Beef Stew

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs Beef Stew Meat
Salt and Pepper
1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 lb Baby Carrots
1 Medium Onion (chopped)
2 lbs Red Potatoes (chopped into small cubes)

1 cup celery chopped, optional
1 Tbl Olive Oil
4 Garlic Cloves (minced)
2 Cups Beef Broth
1 Tbl Dijon Mustard (NOT Honey Dijon, just the plain one 🙂 )
1 Tbl Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Tbl Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbl Honey
1 tsp Dried Rosemary
1/2 tsp Dried Thyme

DIRECTIONS :

1. Put the flour and a good amount of salt and pepper into the flour and mix together. Put
the beef in a large bowl and sprinkle the seasoned flour on top and coat the meat. Set
aside
2. Chop the onion. Wash the potatoes and chop into small cubes. Place carrots, chopped
onion, cubed potatoes into the crockpot
3. In a large pan, heat the Olive Oil, add the minced garlic and and saute until almost brown
and fragrant. Add the floured beef into the pan and brown the beef on all sides. Add the
beef to the crockpot
4. In the same large pan, add the beef broth, mustard, low sodium soy sauce,
worcestershire, honey, rosemary and thyme. Whisk together well over medium heat, and
pour over the meat and vegetables once all ingredients are incorporated. Mix the meat,
vegetables and sauce in the crockpot, put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours, or low
for 8 hours

21 Day Fix Greek Chicken Pita

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Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat pita, cut in half to make pockets
  • 3 oz cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped red onion (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese (about 1/2 oz)

Directions:

  1. Fill pita halves evenly with chicken, tomato, cucumber, onion (if desired), oregano, lemon juice, romaine, and cheese.
  2. Enjoy

 1 Green, 1 1/2 Yellow, 1/2 Red, 1/2 Blue

21 Day Fix No Bake Cookies

Being that I’m just about in the second trimester of my pregnancy, my cravings are in full swing. But I of course need to keep what i’m eating, and feeding the baby, in check! Here is one of my super quick, go to desserts when I need something sweet, that won’t hurt my whole weekly progress! My mom used to make her version of no bake cookies all the time growing up, so this recipe is definitely a win for me!

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1 cup natural peanut butter

3/4 cup honey

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 tsp vanilla

2 1/4 cup oatmeal

6 Tbsp cocoa powder

  • Melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil in a sauce pan over medium heat.  Stir.
  • Once melted remove from heat and add vanilla, cocoa powder, and oatmeal.
  • Stir and drop by spoonfuls on parchment paper.
  • Place in fridge to harden.
  • Enjoy!  Place extra cookies back in the fridge for later.

I usually can make between 24-30 cookies with this recipe, depending on the size.

21 day fix container:  1 yellow treat swap

New Year, New You

2016
Every new year we set our New Year’s Resolutions…What’s yours this year?  Have you thought about it?  Well, I’ve been thinking a lot about it over the last few weeks.  What do I want to accomplish this new year, how do I want to improve myself, what are my goals for health, fitness, my Beachbody business, etc.  With a new baby on the way, staying fit is a high priority.
What is YOUR RESOLUTION?  Is it time for a CHANGE?  Are you tired of the way you are feeling and know you need to take some steps for better health this year?
NOW is your time!!  It’s a NEW YEAR and time for a NEW YOU!!
On January 11th, 2016 I’ll be starting a New Year, New You fitness challenge.  Take the steps NOW to be where you want to be in 60 days!!
So…What is New Year, New You Health/Fitness Challenge?
Have you ever had your New Year’s Resolution be to lose weight or get healthy?  Most likely, your answer would be YES, in some way, shape or form…am I right?  No matter how much weight you have to lose, 3 pounds or 100 pounds.  I’m sure at some point in time, you have had that goal…
Did you reach that goal?  Did you stick with your resolution for more than 2 weeks?  Did you find yourself on fire the first week and slowly dwindle off motivation come the 2nd week or maybe even the 3rd week.  Then it became a game of “I’ll start on Monday”.
Does this sound familiar? Most likely…YES!
So you may ask…what makes this different?  Well, with this health/fitness challenge…Personalized support, motivation, accountability and teaching on how to meal plan for greatest success.
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Accountability + Motivation + Support = RESULTS
I have to say that doing a workout at home by yourself with no support is pretty hard. But knowing you have a place to check in each and be accountable to makes all the difference in the world. It’s just nice to know you have a shoulder to lean on when you have a bad day and then to celebrate with when you hit your goals!! So that’s exactly what we are going to do.
This is for ANYONE at ANY fitness level, beginner to expert!  What you’ll need to do, is choose a Beachbody fitness program (some options include: P90X, P90X3, T25, Piyo Insanity, 21 Day Fix…to name a few).  I can help you determine what would be a good fit for you depending on your fitness level and your goals.
After you choose a fitness program, the next part of the group is that you commit to drinking Shakeology, for the next 60 days to give your body 1 meal that is supercharged with ingredients that will give you natural energy, cravings will be curbed, you will stay full for at least 3 hours and its equivalent to 6 salads in one meal.
The Challenge is all done through a closed online facebook support group.  So only the members of the group can see what is being posted.
Then, I am going to teach you how to plan the other meals of the day.  I will help you create a customized meal plan, give you recipes, snack ideas, tips, motivation and keep you accountable. Every day I post in the challenge group your daily mind set tip or post.  You check in and rate your date and read what is posted.  We all keep each other accountable!
I am going to address the emotional eating, eating out at restaurants, going on vacation, temptations, cheat meals, body image and more!
This plan is designed to help YOU SUCCEED!  That is my #1 goal!  I want YOU to reach your goals that you have made for yourself this new year!

Find out more about the beach body challenge here.

What’s Next?
Next, if you are interested in creating a NEW YOU for yourself this year and committed to making a change in your health, the fill out this application below to be accepted into the “New Year, New You” Health/Fitness Challenge.
Fill out my online form.
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