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…

Elimination plan 2 week results

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!

Elimination plan meals
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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Spicy Bacon Egg bake

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What you need:
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 slices of bacon, cooked, broke into tiny pieces
  • 3 cups chopped spinach
  • 2.5 cups red peppers, chopped
  • 1/2  onion, diced
  • 1 jalopeno, chopped
  • *Optional – avocado &/or cheese
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What to do:
  • Spray baking pan with olive oil (I prefer the foil tins to make clean up easier! But you can also line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray the foil)
  • Combine all ingredients
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until sides begin to crisp and middle is cooked thoroughly
For the portion fix portion sizes:
Makes 6 servings: 1 red, 1 green, and blue depending on the cheese/avocado
I made a second pan for my husband using 16 eggs and adjusted the veggies to be 4 red peppers and 4 cups of spinach to give him 4 servings – each of which included 2 reds and 2 greens. 
Note you can make any changes you feel necessary to this recipe – i.e. take out the onions, add in some mushrooms, etc…
My goal was to create a flavorful breakfast that would be several servings and include a protein-veggie-healthy fat combo. This most definitely did the trick! 
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These egg dishes were part of a weekly meal plan and prep session my husband I did on Sunday to help us stay on track with our health and fitness throughout the week!
If you try this out let me know! Check out my other social media sites – on Facebook and Instagram

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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Retreat 2017 corporate talk

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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Clean Week Accountability group

Its the START that STOPS most people. 

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Isn’t that the TRUTH!

The first step is always the hardest.

Whether you’re starting a fitness journey, changing your nutrition or BOTH – simply getting those first few days in…is HARD!

But one thing I learned is we all have that “tipping point” – that point where your desire to change outweighs your desire to stay the same and it is THEN that the excuses get pushed aside and you GO FOR IT.

And this is what my GOAL is for YOU with Clean Week! To just GO FOR IT – try this out and see if YOU will benefit from the combination of

FITNESS + NUTRITION + SUPPORT to get you RESULTS! 

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If you’ve ever watched what I do – and thought “I could never do THAT’ – then its time to CHANGE THAT ATTITUDE!!!

Clean Week is a new program designed specifically to EASE you into a healthy lifestyle – with NO STRINGS ATTACHED my friends!!!

This program is ideal for you if you are looking to:

  • Ease into fitness with easy-to-follow workouts.
  • Learn the basics of proper eating—not “dieting” – but EATING FOR FUEL
  • And get an inside look into how my virtual accountability groups work!!!

On October 3rd – you will be able to stream the 4 brand new workouts for FREE on Beachbody On Demand (BOD) – aka – the Netflix of the fitness world!

No membership required, just enter your email, accept the terms & conditions and you’re set.

Check out this video for more details:

WHEN IS IT AVAILABLE: October 3, 2017
WHAT DO WE GET: 4 beginner level, 30 minute workouts that focus on functional fitness (Active stretch, core, strength, cardio),7-day sampler pack of Shakeology & a customizable meal plan with an introduction to nutrition basics & meal prep, including amazing family friendly recipes
WHAT DO WE NEED: 1 light set of dumbbells
WHAT TO EXPECT during the 7 day group: 

  • Begin losing those first few pounds
  • Feel stronger physically and mentally
  • Have more energy throughout the day
  • Kick those unhealthy cravings
  • And feel CONFIDENT that you can continue!
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Is there a MODIFER? 

While most other home workout programs include a modifier, someone you can follow along with if you’re struggling and need to slow down, Clean Week includes an intensifier. If you feel like a certain move is too easy for you, you can follow the intensifier for a more challenging workout.

How does the Clean Week Meal Plan/Nutrition Plan work? 

The program meal planner that comes with Clean Week breaks down everything you need to know to start eating healthier. Since everyone is different, your nutrition plan during the program will be customized to fit your specific needs. You’ll learn how to plan and prep your meals for the entire week so you’re ready to go! There will be a variety of recipe suggestions that use ingredients anyone can easily find in their local grocery store.

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Why Shakeology? 

You’ll also get to try Shakeology, our complete nutrition shake, with a 7-day sampler pack.  Shakeology has been what helps me get the nutrition that I need in a delicious way!

The regular Shakeology sampler comes with 2 packets of chocolate, 2 packets of vanilla, 2 packets of cafe latte, and 1 packet of strawberry.

There is also a vegan Shakeology sampler available.

You can learn more about Shakeology here.

How does the SUPPORT work?

This is the missing link to so many other fitness/nutrition options out there!! Its one thing to get the nutrition in check, its another to start moving, but when you know OTHER people are counting on you – the SUPPORT will carry you through the ups and downs and good days and bad to help make HABITS!!!

In my closed online support group, you will get my daily motivation, tips and everything you need to make sure you FINISH what you START!!!
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If you’re ready to boost that confidence, try something new, grab a sneak peek into my accountability groups and JOIN me for a week of fun and fitness – then fill out the form below!!!

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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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Let’s get STRONGER TOGETHER! 

Challenger Spotlight: Lynsie N.

“Do your best and FORGET the rest”

I am so excited to share the transformation and story of my friend and challenger Lynsie N.

Guess how much weight she lost in this 3 week rapid rebuild program?!?!

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Did you guess?

Ok I’ll give you a minute.

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ZERO!

Yup, true story. So you may be thinking, “then what are we about to talk about?”

That the scale is a silly liar.

MEET LYNSIE: 

  • She recently participated in my SHIFT SHOP LAUNCH party.
  • She replaced one meal a day with shakeology.
  • Followed the fitness plan.
  • Stayed accountable to our closed support group
  • And most importantly FINISHED WHAT SHE STARTED.

Here’s what she had to share: 

Program that you did: Shift shop
Non- scale accomplishments: Mentally pushed myself to accomplish a daily goal of “me” time. To make me healthy for my family.
Weight and inches lost: No lbs lost. Muscle definition becoming more visible.

Lost 6.5″

What accomplishments are you most proud of from this challenge? Working out. Every. Single. Day. Even on those blah days. 

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As you can see this wasn’t about the number on the scale. Lynsie set forth on a MISSION – to be a stronger, healthier, happier mom who prioritized HER OWN health and putting herself ahead of others. She did it-and did it well, and the best part: She’s not slowing down any time soon!!

She may not have LOST any pounds but she sure did GAIN a lot more!!!

I truly believe TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER and I am proud to coach other women through my online wellness studios!

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If you would like to learn more about my private online wellness studio groups, where you are 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 – then please fill out the application below and I will get back to you within 24 hours. 

Summer Zen challenge

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I am super EXCITED to offer a brand new FREE group this month to my followers and customers!! I’ve been working on it for a while and its officially READY TO SHARE!!!

Because the summer travel hustle is winding down and the Back to School craziness is on the horizon!

I’m thinking a little meditation 101, 30 minutes (or less) yoga sessions and some healthy easy summer recipes to nourish our bodies is in order – what do you think?!

Oh, and yes. It really is free! I’ll hook you up with virtual streaming of the workouts from Beachbody On Demand and you’ll have 14 days to see what this jazz is all about!!!

And who knows…maybe JUST maybe we’ll head into this next phase a little more ZEN-LIKE 

You can email me at maeganblinka@gmail.com or simply REQUEST TO JOIN the private group here – and just send me a message so I know you’re interested and I’ll get you added!

***TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER***

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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 week 2 recap – Week 3 Meal Plan

2 weeks down and 1 to go before the “official” ROUND 1 of Shift Shop is in the books and my goodness all I gotta say is IT FEELS GOOD to be a challenger again!

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Being a part of this test group has been amazing on many different levels but mentally – I needed to go back to square one and this is getting me there.

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SHOP RULE: Don’t let the move finish you. You finish the MOVE.

To measure my foods again – CONSISTENTLY.

To make a plan and STICK TO IT

To be faced with temptations and PROUDLY turn them down because I have COMMITTED to becoming a better version of me.

The program is designed to “ramp up” each week. So you’re switching up the meal plan AND increasing the intensity and length of the workouts.

Week 1 was a combo of 25 minute strength and cardio based workouts and week 2 brough it up to 35.

The beginning of week 2 also re-emphasized what I too often tell others and needed to remind myself: THE SCALE LIES!

By day 9, I wasn’t feeling that my “results” – aka – the number – was matching my efforts (after GAINING a pound back I found myself discouraged) but instead of getting upset about it – I took my pictures. And well they show the story I am feeling.

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Just 9 days in I was feeling lighter, far less bloated (which I attribute to the consistent avoidance of GLUTEN!!) and the need for an afternoon caffeine energy boost was no longer needed.

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Meals and snacks prepped for the day: Shakeology and water, Turkey burger and veggies, Apple and almond butter, Red peppers and hard boiled eggs

I traveled over the weekend and it was actually EMPOWERING to have my meals & snacks packed for the day AND stick to them, rather than caving for whatever convenience foods were at my fingertips.

2017-05-20 06.08.06What I love about the meal plan guide you get with this program is the SIMPLICITY. I don’t mind eating the same foods throughout the week and this plan is structured to give you the same “plan” to follow M/W/F/S and then again T/TH/S. It works – it makes planning and shopping EASY and I am really finding my groove.

Week 3 continues with the ramp up progression as our workouts are taken to 45 minutes and the meal plan is adjusted to eliminate yellows (carbs) — (for the calorie bracket I fall into) and increasing greens (veggies) and reds (proteins).

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Shift Shop Week 3 Meal Plan (PLAN A)

I did find myself looking for a bit more healthy fats (with the avocados and nuts) but honestly the carb reduction has been way easier than I expected! And different from other plans I’ve done that cut carbs and increase proteins/greens…I get to keep my fruits in with this plan – which is huge for me!!!

I am looking forward to conquering this last week and sharing how amazing this program truly is and can be for you too!!!

If you’re interested in PREORDERING the SHIFT SHOP program and/or Following my journey more closely you can join this closed group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/695557740651550/

***Non coaches and those not already working with a coach only please

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