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!
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!!
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!
Need a simple side dish but trying to avoid going carb crazy?!
We are LOVING cauliflower fried rice but I do believe there are good approaches to this simple little dish and not so good!
My best tip: KEEP IT SIMPLE!
Here’s what we found to rock our world:
WHAT YOU NEED:
3 cups riced cauliflower
1 TBS coconut oil
2 TBS slivered almonds
2 TBS fresh parsley
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Heat coconut oil over medium high heat
When hot, add riced cauliflower and sauté for 5-7 minutes or until it reaches your desired tenderness (note the color of the cauliflower will change slightly as it cooks…I used that as a guide!)
Top with the almonds and parsley and SERVE & ENJOY!
Note: We paired this with meatloaf for a classic, home cooked combo that warmed the tummy but didn’t grow the waistline!!!
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!
A then random connection on social media – turned into a challenger in my challenge groups – turned into one of the most INSPIRATIONAL women I’ve ever met.
Cheryl has had an incredible journey and I am honored to share it today…
In November 2012 her right arm was amputated and miraculously saved and replanted. She has no bicep, 1/2 a tricep and limited use of her hand. She had lost 60 pounds and then started having surgeries again and gained 40 back.
She is someone who enjoys exercise but needed help to get going again. That’s where I came in!!!
She knew she couldn’t always do all the moves of all the programs but she was willing to get STARTED – TRY – and use the nutrition program and daily Shakeology to fuel her body.
She had struggled with emotional eating but found exercise fills that need and she began to THRIVE…
Here’s a bit from Cheryl in her own words:
“I’m Cheryl and have been participating in Maegan’s challenge groups for over a year. She asked me to share how participating in the groups have impacted my life.
First off, I was embarrassed about how I looked and where I let myself get to. That’s what was the catalyst for me reaching out to Maegan.
So I joined a challenge group and started drinking shakeology. I swallowed my pride and become vulnerable to the process she introduced me to and when I did I was received without judgement and got support ….. REAL support!
Daily atta girls when I checked in and posted. When I stumbled I received input on how to accept my slip and make it better next time…… tools for my continued success. I realized TOGETHER we are strong!
That’s why I still participate a year later; it’s the support and knowing I’m not alone. Knowing there’s somebody in the group who has been there, is there or will be there. By participating I get help but I give help by openly sharing my journey .
I’ve come a LONG way and still have a ways to go so I still habitually post my accountability sweaty selfie and check in about how my day went because the process WORKS!
74 pounds later I can say I’m proof!
I’m off the insulin, the blood pressure meds, the anxiety and depression meds….I’m HEALTHY, HAPPY and have met some amazing, supportive women who have my back….. all I had to do was get over myself and honestly give the process a chance.
†Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. The testimonials featured may have used more than one Beachbody product or extended the program to achieve their maximum results. Consult your physician and follow all safety instructions before beginning any exercise program or using any supplement or meal replacement product, especially if you have any unique medical conditions or needs. The contents on our website are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to diagnose any medical condition, replace the advice of a healthcare professional, or provide any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Beachbody, LLC is the owner of the Shakeology, Beachbody, and Team Beachbody trademarks, and all related designs, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
These stories are what FUEL my passion as a Health and Fitness Coach and what have propelled my business to where it is today.
The stories shared – the lives changed – the confidence gained – and passions shared…its POWERFUL and leaves an impact and footprint on all those who come across!
If you’re ready to make a change or to help others CHANGE their lives…fill out the form below and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Some people come into your life and you may not know exactly why but once they’re there – you get it.
And you’re GRATEFUL.
A current and long time challenger of mine who has inspired me beyond words and has shown true dedication to herself for your family
“I’m Jen and I’ve struggled with weight my entire life. I did the yo-yo diets and even lost 90lbs unhealthily. I had a baby (now 12) and got married. Life was great. My life spiraled out of control February 8th 2008, I gained 100lbs shortly after my husband died. I lost my house, job and myself. Food and being lazy were my world!
I’ve tried losing weight no success I gained more. My boyfriend’s co-workers sister-in-law told me about BB and Shakeology, she said could help me get what I wanted. On September 2014 I joined my first challenge group, 21 Day fix I believe that’s when I was introduced to Maegan. I wasn’t sure what to expect. They said post how your day was, workouts, water, food and shake. I was like OK no one is gonna care what I have to say. Boy, was I wrong. I lost I think 12lbs and gained so much inspiration from this group. I joined every challenge group offered after that.
Wow, the overwhelming support you get from people you never met telling you great job or I understand…..meant the world to me. I now understand that I’m not alone in my journey and I can do this.
I look at these groups as a way to help myself when I feel like quiting and help others when I feel empowered. It’s a great way to share my concerns, struggles, recipes and just how I feel.
As of today I’ve lost 73lbs, it’s a slow process for me due to my feet, hips and back not cooperating. Someone wise (my daughter) told me that slow and steady wins the race. I’m 25lbs from my goal weight, I’m able to do real push-ups and have a heart full of inspiration.”
You know what they say: The road less traveled is never crowded.
Jen took a chance on herself and never looked back!
If you’re ready to take your own GOODBYE pictures and start the journey towards living a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle then fill out the application below to be considered for a spot in my next accountability group!