You know that moment when you KNOW its time to commit and just DO IT?!?!
That was me, Sunday night, as we wrapped up Easter Sunday and I found myself sitting on a tiny food baby after the delicious yet carb overload Italian dinner I enjoyed at my grandmothers.
Yes I am a health coach.
Yes I practice clean eating and portion control.
But sometimes SOMETIMES when faced with the opportunity to enjoy some childhood favorites…you just don’t say NO! And raviolis and meatballs rose to the occasion!
I enjoyed every moment and knew come Monday morning it was detox time!
And I was fortunate to have my hubs on board with me!
What I love MOST about this 3 day plant based cleanse is the fact that you actually are EATING. It is designed to help you: bust through a plateau, kickstart your fitness journey, or just help you beat the bloatand get back on track!!!
Its not a starvation diet or liquid diet – but rather a safe, easy cleanse that’s a wrap in just 3 days!!!
Its a combo of fruits, veggies, proteins and healthy fats…so no…you’re not STARVING! Check out my meal plan below!
And I already know what you’re thinking…but its not THAT KIND of cleanse 💩
Sure, its going to help rid your body of the junk but its totally something you can do at work, or while on the go or incorporate into your regular family life. For me – it was all about getting back to my ROUTINE, breaking the sugar cycle and getting off to a great start with all my SPRING INTO FITNESS challengers.
You can see a more detailed breakdown of all the food you get to eat in the meal plan below
I have done this several times and have to say having my hubby on board this round totally helped!
The meal prep was a breeze, I didn’t have to worry about many temptations and we just adapted our meals with our kiddos meals each day!
He managed to drop 9 POUNDS in the 3 days (mind you he also put on 5 pounds Easter weekend! lol) and while I have no numbers with you to share – I lost the bloat and that was my #1 goal!!
My husband and I both noticed how our wedding rings were more lose which I attribute to the lack of gluten and other inflammatory known foods! Heck that alone is worth it!!!
If you’re thinking about doing this yourself – these are my top tips! But honestly SUPPORT is VITAL!
I had a few challengers also complete this with us and I was super excited to wake up to messages today sharing one dropped 5 pounds and woke up after the final day “feeling amazing” and the second lost 3″ off her waist ALONE!
I am not a “quick fix” kind of girl but sometimes you just need to hit the RESTART button and START FRESH!
I am feeling confident and ready to pack my bags and head off to Punta Cana this weekend and my body is grateful for the quick little detox!
If you’re interested in learning more about the refresh and/or having the support and accountability in one of my ongoing Challenge groups – fill out the application below!
Whether its Easter or Christmas or vacations or Memorial day or Summer cookouts…a common question I get is how to survive the event/holiday WITHOUT totally derailing from current health and fitness progress.
And in my opinion there’s no cookie cutter answer.
Its what works for YOU but as chatted with some of my current challengers I decided it was probably best to aggregate everything into one place.
So here are my top tips:
1. PICK YOUR SPLURGE:
The common every day “snag the convenience store” type of things get – SKIPPED. The oreos, hershey bars, jelly beans (come on – starburst jelly beans are out year round!!) – and YES even the Reese cup eggs because let’s be real…they’re pretty much the same as a reese cup and not that special anymore as you can get hearts at valentines day and trees at Christmas, etc…
Now – Grandma’s special cookies or pie or delicious mashed potatoes that you don’t have or don’t make yourself…that’s a different story!
Things that you ONLY get at a certain time of year are when I deem – necessary splurges!
2. Drink your SHAKEOLOGY before you head out to a big family meal/gathering
This way you don’t arrive STARVING and inhale everything in sight – half of which you probably didn’t/won’t care for anyways. Allow yourself to arrive and simply spend time with the company there. After all – isn’t that why you’re there?
3. Take a dish you know you’ll ENJOY and meets YOUR health goals…and NO I’m not talking about raw celery sticks.
You can make some pretty darn amazing appetizers and side dishes and main dishes that are as delicious tasting as they are for you!
When it comes to actual Easter Sunday, we will be practicing BALANCE.
My mother in law makes THE BEST Monkey Bread (and no, there’s not a healthy lick to it) and we will balance that out with some scrambled eggs with veggies.
4. Enjoy the day – but don’t make it a weekend/week/month of it
Enjoying all your family favorites during Easter brunch or Christmas morning breakfast is a-okay…but you have to cut the sugar cycle.
I won’t pretend like cutting the sugar cycle is easy – but sugar is one of those foods that the more you eat the more you want and even when you crash or get a headache from the influx of sugar your body is trying to process, your mind will often leave you with the feeling that you want/need MORE.
We have our meals planned and splurges carefully picked out but I for me – the easiest way to get back on track is a quick REFRESH!
3 days – bloat gone – sugar cycle broken!
I’ll be kicking off Monday with a fresh group of challengers and I am super excited to have my hubby on board with me too!
If you’re curious about the refresh or having the support to make changes fill out the application to learn more!
Happy Holidays and remember: THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS
I think its safe to say SPRING HAS OFFICIALLY sprung!
The boots are packed away, winter coats stuffed to the back of the closets and the shorts, tanks, and rompers are making their debut!
And maybe you’re EXCITED for this change of seasons…OR maybe you’re finding yourself lacking confidence with the wardrobe change because well, its been 6 months of hibernating and winter layers and while the sunny days are invigorating, it can be a bit nerve racking at the same time.
Trust me…I’VE BEEN THERE my friend…its not a happy place!!! When the first warm day comes and you go to pull those shorts up and they don’t zip…it kind of sucks.
Like it or not – the time is here. And its time to drop the cover ups and just be you..but I want you to be a …happy, CONFIDENT, YOU – and with that I am inviting you to Spring into FITNESS with me!!!
Let’s be real…the BBQs and graduations and holiday happenings are always going to HAPPEN and should be ENJOYED…in moderation of course, but there’s a way to find a happy medium – balance amongst the madness and I want to teach you what I’ve had the privilege of teaching HUNDREDS of others.
How to find discipline and self satisfaction beyond the fork! Because setting goals is one thing but achieving them is a whole new level and I can tell you from experience…nothing tastes as good as FEELING CONFIDENT feels!
I am launching my next online accountability group Monday April 17th…the day AFTER Easter my friends – and this is your open invitation to join, ask questions or simply learn more about what this opportunity entails!
I personally will be kickstarting my fitness with a 3-day refresh immediately following Eater as we launch our group! The 3-day refresh is a great option for you whether you’re just getting started, trying to bust through a plateau or simply need a good challenge and change up.
Its plant based and allows you (me!) to kick the bloat from things that commonly bother me like the sugar and gluten that finds its way into all the Easter treats!
From there we will roll into a 90 day commitment.
Can you get results sooner? ABSOLUTELY! But I have lived and learned and I know it takes 21ish days to set the habits into place but more like 90 days to truly walk through the trenches of life and be able to come out on the other end ROCKING those goals and proud of the changes you’ve made!
In this group you’ll get ongoing accountability and motivation from me and I’ll help you understand the meal plans that come with your workout plan and how you can tweak the ideas and make them work for YOU!
You’ll see ideas – similar to my upcoming week below – and whether you use this same one – modify it a bit – or make your own – the point is – you do it…and I help you get there!
I am looking for 10 women who:
Are willing to commit to 25-45 minutes of exercise daily – that can be done at home!
Are interested in surrounding themselves with other positive, uplifting women
Can commit to checking into an online accountability group at least 1x a day.
This opportunity is limited to 10 women who are willing to selfishly invest $4 a day in THEMSELVES.
Moms…I know you’re thinking “…but…I just can’t…”
Yes…you can. You have to make the commitment. Not because I THINK it will work but because I can speak from experience that I KNOW it will work if you if you put in the effort and commitment on your end.
*If you miss the deadline for this group and would like to be considered for my next virtual challenge, please complete the application below and I will be in touch within 24 hours. Application deadline is April 16th.
On a quarterly basis groups of people gather around the US & Canada to share in the upcoming news and announcements related to the future of Team Beachbody.
This alone is exciting and a great REASON to get together.
Its a time to network, re-energize and remember WHY we do what we do but this event had a special twist.
We, the Pittsburgh Market Council, had the privilege of hosting a sold out crowd at Heinz Field with special guest, Celebrity Super Trainer — TONY HORTON.
I’ve met Tony at other Team Beachbody events but this one was special. It was different and UNIQUE.
We didn’t just get a LIVE 22 Minute Hard Corps workout but we got TONY – raw, unfiltered, and sharing HIS story – past, present and where he’s going – where Team Beachbody is taking him/us – in the future.
It was the perfect way to kick off an incredible event and I was blessed to have several of my team members with me!
I love the fact that I have the opportunity to build my business ONLINE – at my convenience and with the freedom and flexibility of MOMprenuer life…but gosh nothing beats getting to see all these incredible ladies IN PERSON!
After we got our sweat on…we got the juicy updates coming soon and whether you’re a coach, customer or neither one – YET – this was exciting!!!
—- UP first:
TWO new Shakeology flavors are launching APRIL 10th! We currently have 5 regular flavor options: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cafe latte and greenberry with two vegan options: vegan chocolate and tropical strawberry. Sure – lots of variety but as someone who has an intolerance to DAIRY I was beyond excited when I found out the two new options are VEGAN flavors
Vegan Cafe Latte and Vegan Vanilla are now part of the Shakeology options which was SUPER exciting for me and my fellow dairy avoiding friends!
There are also – TWO – new programs coming soon! And guess what?!?! If you have the ALL ACCESS – you will automatically unlock these programs upon the release dates!!!
Ready to rebuild your body? Reinvent your life? With the SHIFT SHOP, in only 3 weeks, you can lose up to 10 pounds — and go from where you are now to where you want to be.
The SHIFT SHOP is the first Beachbody program from our newest Super Trainer, Chris Downing. He’s an elite functional fitness trainer who specializes in helping anyone — regardless of weight, size, or age — get into amazing shape fast.
The SHIFT SHOP is a ramp-up fitness program. Chris makes it easy for you to start. Then he gradually increases the intensity of the cardio and strength-training workouts week by week — all while refining your nutrition. Plus, he makes it a lot of fun.
Week 1, Chris uses shorter, 25-minute workouts that’ll help you stay focused and committed. And you’ll be eating a healthy balance of carbs, protein, and fat.
Week 2, just as your body adapts to the workouts, Chris increases their length to 35 minutes. Plus, you’ll cut back on the starchy carbs, while revving up the proteins and veggies.
Week 3, it all comes together. Seven days of higher-intensity workouts, while eating clean. This is your grand finale.
And there’s even a modifier you can follow, so you can always get through all the moves, and still get a great workout.
What can you expect after 3 weeks in the shop? Nothing but results. Your body should be leaner, faster, stronger. And because Chris will be shifting you toward a healthier mindset as well, you’ll be able to build on these accomplishments for the rest of your life.
Get ready to party, sweat, and celebrate becoming the new you every time you press play. Expect to have lots of fun with feel good party tunes, an incredible group of ladies of all shapes and sizes, and motivation from your biggest cheerleader and trainer, Leandro. With 4 cardio-dance routines and 2 body-sculpting workouts, Leandro teaches you easy-to-follow moves, step-by-step. And the best part? He picked songs that will make you want to move and groove to the new version of you. Hello 80s biggest HITS!
Coming May 16th, we’re launching YOUv2!
This program is geared towards women who want a fun dance-inspired workout that’s easy to follow, fitness beginners, women who have never really worked out or haven’t in a long time, women who want to begin a life-changing journey to look and feel better, women who want to lose weight but don’t like strict programs or diets.
BONUS: It’s doable no matter how much weight you have to lose and it also includes a KID VERSION as well!!!
If you would like to be on the list to be the first to know when either one of these programs are launching email: MAEGANBLINKA@GMAIL.COM and put the name of the workout program in the subject line!!!
Words cannot explain how amazing it was to be at this event and reflect on what has changed in my life as a result of joining Beachbody just one year ago!!! From someone sitting in the audience with an open mind simply learning 3 years ago – to someone who is able to take the stage and share and spread the word about a comapny with such an INCREDIBLE mission…it just never gets old!!! Its an incredible feeling to have MY OWN team members travel to make the trip and to just be a part of something so big and so powerful… and I am forever grateful!
One decision I made when I left the event was to SHARE this opportunity with as many people as possible! Our role as a coach is to HELP others live a HEALTHIER more fulfilling life.
That’s not a trend – and its not going anywhere – and there are MILLIONS who need us!!!
SAVE THE DATE: Our next event will be held on or around September 23rd – additional details TBD – but we would love to see you there!
You can email me @ email@example.com if you’d like to be on my mailing list!!!
If you have been considering coaching OR if you want to simply ask me some questions OR if you know you are now ready TO TAKE THAT LEAP and join my growing team, then fill out the application below.
I am looking for positive, motivated, and driven people who aren’t afraid of a challenge and who love being part of a TEAM – a FAMILY!!!
A little over a year ago, Courtney finally got tired enough of how she felt and looked
& DECIDED – to – DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
As someone who had NEVER attempted to “diet” before, she was (naturally) skeptical but started using the portion Fix containers along with PIYO and she LEARNED how to buy and cook clean nutritious foods – she upped her water intake and while slowly incorporating Shakeology into her routine she perservered against temptation, kept her chin up and eyes on the goal.
To date she has LOST 50 pounds & over 30 inches with a combo of PIYO 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme 🙌🙌🙌
“I have had ups and downs, successes and failures, I cheat and I enjoy it, and I rarely feel deprived. This is my new lifestyle!”
I feel incredible and I am grateful for all the support from my coach and the ladies in these groups!”
And this ^^^^^^
My friends is what this is ALL ABOUT!!!
I’m not here to offer you a magic pull or tell you that you can flip a switch or sprinkle the magic fairy dust and have abs and a firm booty but my goodness I will HELP you and share my thoughts and ideas and 100% support you for as long as you will let me!
Certification in nutrition? NOPE!
Personally trainer? NOPE!
Busy mama filled with passion thriving off helping other women reach their goals…HECK TO THE YESSSSSS!
Are you ready to join us?
Fill out the application below for more details on my NEXT online Support & Accountability group!!
Make sure you drop a comment below if you try this one out!!!
WHETHER YOU’RE NEW TO CLEAN EATING OR A SEASONED PRO – IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN MORE INFORMATION FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO JOIN ONE OF MY UPCOMING HEALTH AND FITNESS ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT GROUPS! TOGETHER WE CAN END THE TREND OF OBESITY!
On a recent trip through downtown, as we approached the noteworthy views of the Pittsburgh city skyline my daughter exclaimed “Look mommy your old work building” – and she turned to Colt and shared “Mommy used to work there but she didn’t get to see me very much”
And while that comment half tugged at my heart strings and left me filled with guilt – because I did in fact MISS the majority of her first two years of life – it also was a gentle reminder…to give gratitude that many years ago – I followed my heart.
I left my career behind with no back up plan so I could be a more present mom than I had been the two years prior and a just a year after that found this opportunity.
I didn’t realize it then but looking back I now BELIEVE this opportunity was INTENTIONALLY placed in front of me because this is where I am meant to be.
I was a working mom THEN and I am a working mom NOW…but its different.
The career of coaching was never something I sought.
I had no idea the term “network marketing company” even existed but that’s what I joined…I signed up and I have never looked back.
3 years in – and I am leading a top team in the entire COMPANY – grateful that I followed my heart.
I ditched the desk job and took the road less traveled.
I traded in my suit pants for yoga pants.
And while my rise and grind time still starts at 5am – my days look much different than they did a few years ago.
It has taken many late nights and early mornings but I designed the life I love…
A life that led me to find a NEW FOUND passion in life
A life that allows me to continuously help others while always working on becoming a better version of myself
And a life that allows me to be PRESENT in the lives my family – of my children and with my husband.
I realize that this job isn’t for everyone but I learned a few years ago – that this glass slipper, or shall I say nike – FITS…so we roll with it.
If you don’t LOVE your career or the lifestyle you’re leading…only YOU have the power to make a change.
No one else can do the work for you.
And when in doubt…take the road less traveled. It’s never crowded
It was 3 years ago today that I ***GULP*** made it public and launched my “coaching business” to the world 🌎
I made a public post on social media INVITING my friends and family and followers to join me in this journey…a journey that was shaping and impacting my life in ways I never imagined but absolutely LOVED at the same time!!!
It was a request to commit to:
The accountability of a challenge group.
To replace one meal a day with Shakeology.
And too follow a fitness program…and to track/document/see how it could IMPACT them!
It started with one person.
Then the next month two.
Then the next month more and more…
And as I continuously SHARED what I was doing and the pride I had sharing my experiences with other women-and other moms-it began to grow.
As of today, I have had the honor of helping hundreds of people get started on their health and fitness journey and while I’m humbled to share that — I know it’s just a small dent in what I am capable of.
Finding balance amongst the madness isn’t always easy but that’s where I come in!!!
To help you-support you-be real with you and make sure that you don’t just say you’re going to make a change…but that you follow through!!!
My next online support and accountability group tips off March 20th.
Are you ready to join us?
Imagine where you will be in 1 or 3 or 6 or 12 months from now with consistency, support and positive change towards a healthy, balanced lifestyle 💗💗💗
*Must not already be a coach or working with another coach
In January 2017, Team Beachbody began dripping hints about its upcoming INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH!
The location(s) have not yet been released but its coming!
By filling out the form below you’ll be on the list to learn more information around the upcoming launch!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?
There are two sides to the Team Beachbody opportunity.
As a customer, this opens up the opportunity for our top notch meal replacement, Shakeology, as well as Home Fitness programs such as the life changing, 21-day fix, P90X, Insanity, Core de Force and more to come!
As aCOACH – You are an independent owner/CEO of your own business. Your job is to live out the mission: To help OTHERS achieve THEIR goals to live HEALTHY and more FULFILLING lives.
You earn commission through anything YOUR customers purchase from your site and your have the opportunity to build a team and grow your business.
I offer exclusive New Coach Training Academy with a “work at your own pace” option as well as group atmosphere and additional trainings as you progress through your business. I will always match your pace.
If you want to run with this business I will run with you. If you want to walk slowly I’ll walk with you.
The potential is limitless and your income is a direct result of your EFFORT and the number of lives you IMPACT.
Here’s a bit more about coaching on my team.
This opportunity has blessed my life and my family’s life beyond words and it is an incredible feeling knowing we are going to be expanding our impact to even more people around the WORLD!
Be sure to fill out the form below to stay up to date with all of the details!!!
I firmly believe in starting and finishing a workout program but I will quickly admit I have a bit of a workout program ADD.
So to adjust for my own balance I’ve been doing 4 week programs. Its enough for me to find my groove, keep some variety and then move on when I get too “comfortable” with the workouts. This is where the On Demand All Access is CLUTCH!!!
I completed the Masters Chisel program January/February (although my mono/bronchitis/ear infection issues caused the 4 weeks to span almost 7…) and I am in week 4 of 4 with PIYO with Core de Force up next as I countdown to our upcoming vacay to Punta Cana in April!
Here’s the workout outline and meal plan for this week
As you can see…I EAT with this plan…but its about the portions and frequency. I find having 5 smaller meals throughout the day keeps me consistently full and never STARVING nor over stuffed!
I do have some visitors this week which made having a PLAN ever more important.
And that’s exactly what this is – my GAME PLAN for the week. Can it change? Sure. And maybe we’ll swap the chicken and roast or my lunch one of the days but having a plan helps me get my groceries, waste less, and think less when dinner time rolls around!!!
I cook most food in bulk allowing for multiple meals and/or lunches.
Sunday I take some time to prep/chop/portion and do as much as I can.
For example – my peppers are chopped for my eggs, my berries are in one cup containers, the Turkey chili was prepped today, and the roast is already thawing in the crockpot along with a bag of carrots, potatoes and an onion so tomorrow I just pull from the fridge and plug in!
Maybe the cauliflower mash will be fried cauliflower. Turkey chili could easily be swapped for stuffed peppers…but again…its the PLAN that matters.
If you’re not used to meal planning or eating small frequent meals or eating “healthy” – it can be a challenge.
But you’re not alone in this journey!
As a coach I provide support and accountability to my clients to not just get STARTED but make a plan and EXECUTE it as it becomes a habit. Change is never easy but as someone who has been on both sides of this equation I can tell you..CHANGE is WORTH it.
My hopes by sharing this with you is that it inspires YOU to invest in YOU.
To put yourself first (yes YOU – you busy mama putting all your time into everyone else!!!) – and to take action towards your own health & fitness goals!
If you do not currently have a coach and would like to work with me please complete the application below and I’ll be in touch about my next accountability group!