30 Day Elimination Plan halfway point

Good morning Day 15:

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We have officially kicked off week 3 off our 30 day Elimination plan and while YES it is at the beginning of a Holiday week here (hello Thanksgiving) and YES I will enjoy a few fall favorites – NO – I don’t feel like I’m “cheating” or “splurging” – I’m simply living a life in BALANCE and that feeling my friends is INCREDIBLE.

THAT is what this plan is about for me!

Soooo – how could eating pumpkin cookies and some southern dressing (that’s like stuffing to us northern peeps) on Thanksgiving day be IN LINE with my 30 day elimination plan?

Because this plan is made up of a set of rules – That I SET – based on things I have noticed and how they IMPACT ME!

This plan is not about deprivation or cutting carbs or eating high fat or following a trend…

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This plan is about LISTENING to how my BODY reacts to different foods. In the last two weeks I have lost 3 pounds. But you know what – that doesn’t hold a THING to what I’ve gained.

  • -Strength to understand when I am eating for fuel vs. eating for boredom
  • -The sense to prioritize SLEEP and to give myself some GRACE #ImHumanToo
  • -The realization that I do not need sugar to enjoy life #15daysnoCookies #ThatsARecord #IfIWantOneIWillHaveOne
  • Turkey Chili and Taco Tuesday are just as good without the cheese or tortilla chips
  • The courage to try new things, journal how they go, and course correct as needed
  • Understanding sometimes you have to EAT MORE to get MORE RESULTS

And I couldn’t have done it without the help of my FitFam ❤

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These ladies aren’t just a group of fellow coaches. We are LEANING in to each other and asking for ideas and sharing tips and cheering one another on and picking one another up and this ATMOSPHERE is one that would allow anyone – who wants to – to THRIVE!
If you don’t have this sort of support network and you’re struggling to get into a HEALTHY balanced routine, then please REACH OUT! I am here to help!

We are traveling to visit family on Thanksgiving day and will enjoy some gatherings and I will no doubt be out of my routine.

But while there are things I cannot control – there are things I CAN control.
I’ve already prepackaged my vegan superfoods – combined with digestive health boost (c’mon my traveling friends, you know this is needed) and the power greens boost, because well not much of Thanksgiving dinner screams GREEN. But I want to make sure I am still getting my nutrition in…PROBLEM SOLVED.

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I will choose the foods I LOVE and let the others be.
I may enjoy a sweet treat, if I’m feeling it.
Perhaps I’ll sip a glass of wine.
Time will tell

But I will tell you I will not feel like I am stuck on a DIET, I will choose and do what’s best for me and I couldn’t task for a better sense of satisfaction in my own skin.

I mentioned last week I was starting Intermittent Fasting and after 7 straight days of it I am happy to say I DIG THIS STYLE!

When I first heard of the idea of “fasting” for a portion of the day and not immediately eating post-workout I got a little nervous. I didn’t THINK it would be in the cards for me but honestly when I broke it down it ended up making my mornings EASIER.

Typical morning:

  • I would wake up,
  • Drink my energize,
  • Workout,
  • Get showered and ready,
  • And amongst getting the two minions up, fed, dressed, ready for school and out the door I would shovel something in or sip my shake during the crazy.

Now – I just get all that done and when I come HOME I make my shake and enjoy my breakfast.

Here are some of the fabulous meals I enjoyed last week!

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I’ve been generally fasting for 16 hours with an 8 hour eating “window”

Here’s an example of what my day looks like:

  • Sleep 10:30 – 5:30
  • 5:30 Wake up, down energize, workout @ 6
  • 9:30-10:30 Break – the – Fast
  • 12:30ish – Lunch
  • 2:30ish – Snack
  • 5:30 – 6:30 Dinner

There are two main things I’ve noticed:

  1. I am no longer sneaking a bite of the pancake or soggy cereal that the kids leave behind – nor their fruits and veggies that I would normally think of as “freebies” – #IamNotAGarbageCan #LessonLearned
  2. I am not mindlessly snacking late into the evening

Those two little things are going a LONG way!!!

I shared this video with my team about what I was doing and why:

Here’s the game plan for the week as I kick off with some holiday unknowns and wiggle room.

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I know during this time of year it can be EASY to throw your hands up in the air and just say “I’ll start in January” – but I encourage you…if this spoke to you, if you’re thinking maybe you should try something new or challenge yourself then I invite you to join my Mission Maintain: Holiday Survival accountability group.

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From November 27th – December 24th we’ll be sharing tips and ideas and motivation & meal plans & cleaned up cocktails & healthy twists on old favorites because the “holiday season” doesn’t have to mean you put your skinny jeans in the back of your closet!

You can join us here!

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The WHY behind the Team Retreat

The team dinners & champagne toasts…

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The trip to Epcot,

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The fancy photoshoot,

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The giant live workouts together as a TEAM

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And the late nights spent TALKING, the dance parties, the game night

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And so many more MOMENTS…came together to make up a recent 5-day trip I took to Orlando. It was a trip for me to be with my coach – the one that shared her life so graciously on social media and allowed ME to discover THIS life changing opportunity – and a trip for me to be with my leaders as well – to thank them and spoil them and teach them so that one day they are doing the same for their teams!

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It was a TEAM retreat for the record books no doubt…but WHY?

Why are these things SO KEY and such a HUGE driver for me to host and my team to attend?

As coaches we have the opportunity to build an EMPIRE without ever leaving home.

A DREAM come true to this former, stay at home mom who needed to find herself after babies!

And whether you have little ones and a desire to be home with them or simply a desire to travel more or work on your own terms or simply live beyond the nontraditional 9-5 this business has the ability to be a BLESSING beyond words.

Sometimes building a business behind a computer screen can be a little lonley and you the peer to peer interaction is what you need to jazz it up.

We have larger events like Summit and the Success Club trips that allow us to come together and quarterly Super Saturdays to see  local area coaches but the annual team RETREAT allows a time to be together as ONE TEAM UNITED and I truly cannot put into words the IMPACT this even has on my business.

I remember watching my coach go on her team retreat before I started thinking REALLY – that many girls in one place who are VOLUNTARILY spending the weekend together?!?!

I didn’t get…until I became a part of it. The unity. The community. THE FAMILY.

It never is about comparison and there are no secrets.  We are simply EMPOWERING one another to be the best mom/wife/friend/sister and coach all rolled into one. We share tips and ideas, life events and stories and motivation one another on all aspects of the business and just plain old LIFE!

I have learned that when you pour into yourself for a little bit you then have the ability to POUR MORE into others and this trip while seemed like it came at the most crazy time in my life – I now realize it came at the time I – WE – needed it most.

I don’t know many jobs – careers – that are built upon a CULTURE that encourages other women to empower other women and provides an environment for you to SIMPLY BE YOU and your income is a direct result of the IMPACT you make but my goodness I sure am glad I found it!

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But this I ensure you –

Behind the stock pile of selfies, and group photo shots, and pretty meals, and smiles and laughs…is WORK.
We work HARD because our work matters.

We work HARD because we KNOW we have something SPECIAL.

We work HARD because every time we SHARE what we do we have the opportunity to pay it forward and help others the same way this business has blessed us.

I got started as a coach because I NEEDED it emotionally AND physically and I knew there HAD to be other women suffering the way I was and I held that power in my hand to help them. And here I stand today not just doing that – but helping OTHER build their empires too.

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If you’d like to learn more about what I do as a coach, or simply how you could become a part of this TRIBE of INCREDIBLE WOMEN…fill out the application below or request to join my informational group.

I’d love to have you join me on next year’s trip!!! I promise, we don’t just take selfies, workout and eat salads…we’re a lot of fun and ENJOY life!

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THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS

 

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Do you NEED a multivitamin with Shakeology?

 

Do you take a multi vitamin?
If I drink Shakeology daily do I “need” one?
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I get these questions a lot.

So to make things easier for you (and me!) I summed it all up here for you!

First things first: Do I take a multi vitamin?

Today? Yes. When I first started? No.

Let me explain…

I still remember the JOY I had when I started drinking Shakeology 3.5 years ago and could DITCH my costly prenatal vitamins. It was truly JOYFUL.

I didn’t actually LIKE taking them and could never remember to get my prescription filled, but as a nursing mama I was committed to giving my body what it needed and I knew my growing babe needed the nutrients.

When I cross referenced my prenatal to the nutrition facts of my chocolate Shakeology they were in LINE. I talked to my Doctor and we agreed that with Shakeology daily, an additional vitamin wasn’t necessary. I added a DHA supplement and was set –  #winning

Fast forward a few years and as I approached 30, I developed an unwanted dairy allergy. I tried to ignore it for a bit but it wasn’t going anywhere!!!

My skin was breaking out and I was constantly bloated. When I finally made the decision to go dairy free I knew I had to make a change with my daily superfoods.

So without a second thought I swapped out my daily whey-based Shakeology for the plant-based vegan option – easy breezy!

And much to my misunderstanding – I thought the ONLY difference between the vegan and regular was the whey protein vs. pea/quinoa protein. #wrong

But as I made the switch from regular chocolate to vegan chocolate and then vegan vanilla many of my challengers and team members followed suit.

And before long I was asked: WHY DO THE VITAMIN CONTENTS ON THE BAG OF VEGAN DIFFER FROM THE REGULAR? 

Hmmm great question. I honestly NEVER even noticed.

I had to do some research on this one…

Big picture – both varieties are formulated from a combination of over 70 superfoods that work TOGETHER to give you the healthiest meal in a CUP!

The Whey blends (regular) of Shakeology have been fortified with added vitamins and minerals to help support health and vitality.

The Vegan Shakeology blends include a variety of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. But because they are derived exclusively from the ingredients in Shakeology and are not fortified with added vitamins and minerals, these amounts of vitamins and minerals will vary naturally from batch to batch. For this reason, the amounts of all vitamins and minerals are not specified on the Vegan Shakeology labels.

So both still amazingly nutritious – however you just can’t be QUITE so sure on the exact amounts of some vitamins.

Soooo how do I NOW- bridge that gap?

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ENTER ACTIVIT!

Activit is a daily multivitamin packed with 22 vitamins and minerals and extra ingredients to enhance your results from regular fitness training.

To be honest I thought it was just a multivitamin to take if you DIDN’T use Shakeology regularly.

But what its done for me is fill a nutritional gap that I had when I started drinking vegan!

Activit also has quercetin which helps with energy with the B vitamins in the most bioavailable forms! And I mean, who doesn’t need MORE energy?!

The vegan shakeology doesn’t have Biotin added like the whey-based shakeology does so I’ve also been getting my biotin here in my Activit instead of another supplement and I think its safe to say the nails speak for themselves! 

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And for those who have the MTHFR mutations (like some of my challengers!!!) – this vitamin includes methylated folate!

So because the vegan Shakeology is not fortified with extras – I have combined my daily activit with my daily Shakeology for my own optimal health!

If you’d like to try Activit and/or Shakeology or just chat about how you can optimize your personal health and well-being – you can contact me at the form below!

***I want to add that with any dietary restrictions, changes, supplements, etc… you should always consult your physician.

This post is not meant to be medical “advice” for you but rather it is meant to share MY personal experience and what I have found to work for me, as a busy entrepreneur working from home raising two kids and trying to stay on top of the demands of every day LIFE without losing my shiz. 

How to get out of a nutrition RUT

Tell me if this sounds familiar…

Family visiting…

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End of summer trip with friends…

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New “back to school” routine…

Aubrie back to school picture 2017 first gradeAmongst the usual birthday parties, new sporting teams, etc…and the routine slips…then

  • “One dinner out won’t hurt”
  • “One splurge to celebrate with some fro-yo isn’t the end of the world” 
  • “I won’t meal plan this week, we’ll just wing it”
  • “A few margaritas just this once won’t make a difference”

The list continues…

And while my goal is to remain in BALANCE in my health and nutrition there comes a time when the scale tips just a little off center…

Needless to say the lack of a summer ROUTINE allowed my nutrition follow suit as the summer days came to a close and on Labor Day we hit the tipping point.

We enjoyed the good food with good friends and had a good time but I was feeling the impact of those not-so-normal food choices! The dip in my energy and trouble keeping my hand out of the cookie jar led me to back to ‘Old Faithful: 3 Day Refreshsuccess-is-never-final-yoga-motivational-quote.png

Because YES – while I do aim to eat 90% gluten free/dairy free & at least 80% CLEAN (if not more)…sometimes I fall into old habits too! #DidSomeoneSayCereal?

But I have learned this is part of the journey…the key to ongoing PROGRESS & SUCCESS is to keep moving forward and simply JUMP RIGHT BACK in where you left off!

I spent the first part of last week doing a 3-Day plant based cleanse which allowed me to break that sugar cycle, ditch the reliance on starchy carbs and get back to my grain free/dairy free meal plan that I’ve learned WORKS FOR ME!

Here’s an example of what my week looked like:

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And with my trusty 3-Day Refresh, a few fellow challengers to help me stay accountable and a reminder that: I CAN DO HARD THINGS…I was able to drop 3 pounds of BLOAT and get my groove back!

3 Day Refresh Results September 2017

I don’t do these OFTEN but when my body needs to detox and cleanse I can feel it – I listen to it – and I never regret the sacrifices to FEEL good again!!! I have found quarterly tends to work best for me!!

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Although we will be traveling this weekend I will pack my shakeology so I know I can stay on track with that and I will make smart choices. The plus side is we are visiting my family who tends to live out a health balance like us so HOPEFULLY we’ll all stay on track TOGETHER!!!

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I’m looking for a few women who want to lose 5-10+ pounds and/or who want to end 2017 STRONGER than they started!!
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You will be provided with a customizable meal plan, a fitness routine to follow, daily inspiration/motivation & a private tribe of women who are also working on becoming the best versions of themselves 💗
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ENROLLMENT is open and you can claim your spot by filling out the application in the comments for all the details. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Let’s get STRONGER TOGETHER! 

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Fab 5 Summer Search

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A teacher?
A doctor?
A mom? 
An accountant?
A lawyer?
A nurse?
An acrobat?

I’ll be honest I didn’t have that ONE thing but I knew that I wanted to be SUCCESSFUL and figured I’d rock a fancy suit on the top floor of some big fancy building in NYC with a corner office!

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I had a strong work ethic from the days of weekend babysitting as a 12 year old through double jobs in college through landing my big girl career in public accounting.

But then the unthinkable happened:

I. BECAME. A. MOM.

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And guess what?

That office on the top floor was not important anymore.

I wanted TIME at home with my daughter.

And after working away her first two years we made the family choice to become a single family home after the arrival of our little guy.

It was hard.
The adjustment to SAHM life was hard.
I missed my independence
And did I mention being a SAHM was hard?

But then the unthinkable happened again and A NEW DOOR opened.
This new door was going to give me the opportunity to live in the best of both worlds.

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To have some independence back but to still be MOM.

This opportunity came at a time that I wasn’t looking and never realized HOW MUCH I needed it.

And while my office -covered in pictures from my little Miss with paint stains on my desk compliments of my kids-is a far cry from that top office in the big Apple….I wouldn’t have it any other way!!!

I chose the path others run from because it’s DIFFERENT.

I wa willing to put the work in no matter what iteration thought because I BELIEVED in the business.

And you know what—that same opportunity is there for you too!

Are you that girlI’m launching a very special NEW COACH training this month as I SEARCH FOR MY NEXT FAB 5!

I am taking on 5 EAGER-driven-willing to WORK HARD ladies to start in my July new coach training academy.

Who are the FAB 5?

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They’re 5 fabulous ladies who want to be a part of my One. Fit. Fam.

5 ladies who are ready to commit to these next 3 months with me – and my TEAM and make this SUMMER COUNT!

5 ladies who are ready to join and embrace my new: ME – WE – YOU training program…

You see first you join me! You see how this challenge group stuff works (because helping others is the root of this business) and you follow along with a fitness program and Shakeology so you can not just talk the talk but walk the walk. This is crucial!

WE:

In month two we work together. We begin our walk through the business roadmap. I walk you through HOW you get started & through WHAT you need to do.

You’ll complete my New Coach Training program and together we LAUNCH your business! Its a team effort from the start!

YOU:

As we start our 3rd month together you’ll begin to lead, continue to grow, and take part in the next leadership opportunities offered through our team trainings. I’m still here…like I said – I’m always HERE but at this point you’ll have the confidence and ability to step out and go for it!

***This group is limited to 5 for a reason***

Because I believe that in order to succeed you need the mentorship.

I will not be taking on more than 5 ladies this months so that I can be confident I am giving my best me to those who invest with me!

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If you’ve been waiting to do this – thinking about it – doubting your abilities and holding back. I simply ask you to STOP.

Go all in!

What do you have to lose? Its time to CREATE THE LIFE YOU ARE LIVING FOR!!!

APPLY BELOW!

 

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Shift Shop Launch & Test Group

Shift shop banner.jpgReady 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 and yours truly will be paving the way as I get the opportunity to participate in the beta test group before the program is available to the public July 2017!!!

 

What Is the SHIFT SHOP?

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.

I got a chance to test drive it during our SC trip to Punta Cana and I can PROMISE you – he BRINGS IT!!!

Here’s the DL on the program:

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.

PLUS+++ If you are already a Beachbody On Demand All Access member…you will receive this program upon its release automatically included in your digital library!

This is your shift. The one you’ve been talking about. You can do this.

If you’re interested in being one of the first to complete this program upon its release in July 2017 – fill out the form below and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on launch information and details as they come available! 

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2017 Success Club trip to Punta Cana

“Good food, good times good people. Life is too short for anything else.”

Photo Apr 24, 10 24 54 AM I left the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana yesterday with a relaxed mind and grateful heart.

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This was the THIRD Success Club trip my husband and I have earned since becoming a coach 3 years ago but each one provides a gentle reminder of how grateful I am that just 3 short years ago I followed my gut feeling – became a coach – instilled BELIEF in myself and JUST JUMPED! And we have truly NEVER looked back!

Big picture – we EARNED this trip because of the success my coaching business achieved in 2016 for HELPING other PEOPLE reach THEIR health and fitness GOALS.
What started as a way to get a discount on my Shakeology grew to sharing this opportunity with my close friends and family and has transpired into helping HUNDREDS of women & families all around the US and Canada and I’m no where near finished.

Photo Apr 23, 8 52 34 AMI’ve been going on 3 trips annually through coaching – one in each the Spring, Summer and Fall.

The fall one which is earned and geared towards leadership.

The summer one is our Coach Summit & open to all coaches

And this one in the Spring is earned and limited to a select number of coaches.

While each have their own purpose and involve a combo of work and play this one is really geared towards celebrating your own successes and mingling with other coaches. And that is just what we did!

Our 5 days included a mix of US time and TEAM time and NETWORKING time. All with their own defined purpose and enjoyed to no end!

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The one thing I never realized I was getting when I joined this business was the FAMILY you become a part of.

I love our team culture and the women I have grown to know, love and vacation with!

Photo Apr 24, 6 49 03 PMWe enjoyed lots of time by the pool, listening to the waves crash, cruising the open waters on a Catamaran and mingling with our friends at the welcome and closing ceremonies.
But let’s be real – you can’t have a Team Beachbody trip without some killer workout sessions!Photo Apr 25, 9 06 17 AM.jpg

Both Autumn Calabrese & our brand new super trainer, Chris Downing joined us here on this trip and led group workouts each morning.

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Autumn did a variety of workouts from her programs, 21-day Fix & Hammer & Chisel and Chris gave us some sneak peeks into the new program coming soon – SHIFT SHOP.

I love all live workouts but the fact that I get to participate in the EXCLUSIVE test group starting May 8th and get to complete it before it available to public drew my focus and excitement through the roof.

His style is so incredibly MOTIVATING and well, the workouts make you WORK! They’re different and all moves include a modifier so they really appeal to a large audience!!!

I can already tell that this program is going to take the fitness world by STORM this summer and I cannot wait to share my results as I progress through!

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Here’s another live look into one of other workouts we did during the trip!

And just like at home, we were able to wrap up the workout sessions with our superfood shakeo – stationed all over the lobby after each workout!

Photo Apr 24, 7 59 37 AMThis trips are always a great reminder to follow your heart and live your life doing something you LOVE. I love what I do and who I do it for and I truly cannot imagine what my life would look like today – If I hadn’t decided to take this road less traveled, join an MLM business and become my own CEO.

Success Club trip Punta Cana Elite nightMaybe you’re reading this thinking “okay, you love your job good for you” and you’re going to move on and read something else about someone else and it won’t cause a second thought.

But maybe – just MAYBE you’re reading this and thinking WOW – this could be ME. I know it could be ME and I want it to be ME!

And if you fall into the later – then we should chat!

We’re expanding INTERNATIONALLY  soon  – and I know we have only begun to leave our footprint on this world.

I have a vision and I’m looking for others to join me on this crazy ride.

Its not for EVERYONE but it is for ANYONE who is willing to put the time in and work with passion, heart and hustle.

I’m hosting a LIVE business opportunity call on Sunday April 30th – you can JOIN HERE and learn more about what it is exactly that we do!!!
But if you’re reading this after the date above – its still not too late! Fill out the form below and I’ll share more information with you about my next Sneak Peek opportunity!

Just think: Where could you take your future if you were provided with an opportunity that was limitless?

#WeAreStrongerTogether

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Tony Horton visits the ‘Burgh and TBB announcements

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. April 2017 Super Saturday Market Council Group with Tony

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.

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I’ve met Tony at other Team Beachbody events but this one was special. It was different and UNIQUE.

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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!

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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

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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!!!

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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.

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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!!!

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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!!!

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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!!!

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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 @ maeganblinka@gmail.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.

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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!!!

THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS

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Take the leap perhaps you’ll FLY

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”Maternity shot 2013 pregnant with Colt

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. 

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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.

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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.

 

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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 

Use this as your opportunity TO CHECK IT OUT – see how this business works – and find out…could you see yourself as a Team Beachbody Coach?
Fill out the form below if you’d like more information about joining me team!

Where there’s a WILL there’s a WAY

“I’d love to coach but I just don’t have the time”

Oh if I had a dime for every time I hear that comment from someone I’d be living in the Caribbean!!!its-not-about-having-time-its-about-making-time
Here’s the deal.
You probably don’t have time.
You really don’t.
But if you want something bad enough…if you want to BUILD your own business and you have a strong enough WHY – I PROMISE you…you will MAKE TIME.
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#realtalk
If you had told me 3 years ago – as I frantically attempted to figure out how to be a SAHM mom to a demanding 2 year old who stopped napping and a newborn who threw up every meal he ate and NEVER…. I mean NEVER slept – that I would just up and start a work from home business around helping other people from laptop…I would have LAUGHED in your face and then sent you to the looney bin.
It just wasn’t in the cards for me.
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I was “BUSY”
But here’s the thing…we are all busy.
And we all make time for the things that MATTER – that IMPACT us.
I fell IN LOVE with it all.
Quickly.
With the amazing support from my fellow challengers.
With the family aspect of this team I joined.
With the confidence I was GAINING each and every single day.
I had a purpose again…beyond my role as MOM….
I was HELPING others the same WAY I was helped. And it felt good.
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So it didn’t become a question of if I had time.
The question was – How can I make TIME?
And you know what – I FIGURED IT OUT.
I didn’t work in an office.
No two days were the same.
I didn’t have 9-5 hours.
BUT I MADE IT WORK.

Trial and Error.

Failing forward.
Making sacrifices.
I made it work – because I wanted it to work for me!!!
And if you want to make it work – I PROMISE you – you can.
And I can TEACH you exactly what I did and the systems I have put in place as I teach my TEAM  as we continue to grow and change the lives of others every single day.
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My next coach training academy is launching on MONDAY February 6th – and you’re invited…IF you are willing to make the time!
***Apply below – must not be a coach or be working with another coach***

*THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS*