Insanity Max: 30 Week 3 Review – Week 4 Meal Plan

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Whew – I am happy to say that the best of the holidays are almost behind me! I love the family gatherings and sharing in all the celebrations but my oh my there has been food EVERYWHERE!!! I have enjoyed every last bite but I am ready to gear up and get back fully focused for Week 4 of Insanity Max: 30!

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I am also very happy to say, despite the holiday chatter – I didn’t miss a workout and I even scored a few accountability partners along the way! My mama joined me Christmas morning and my hubby and I jammed out together while out of town with our laptops side by side playing our different workouts! Hey – you gotta make it work!!!

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I love when my healthy living lifestyle rubs off on others! And with a trip to Texas thrown in this week I was totally banking on an outdoor run with my mother-in-law but mother nature was not on our side 😦

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The workout schedule followed a similar layout to weeks 1 and 2 but Tabata Power was replaced with Tabata Strength. So it had a similar concept with going hard for 20 seconds followed by a 10 second jog/break but just as challenging!!! I continue to max out on the push ups series but I will say that I am noticeably getting stronger and even though I max out I am able to take a quick break, or go to the modified for a short bit then I’m right back in it!!!

One question I keep getting is about the max out times…So WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MAX OUT???

So…when you first press play on the DVD you will go as hard as you can for as long as you can. When your form breaks, when you need to stop and rest or when you have to jump down and start following the modifier – you have maxed out. But you’re not finished! You can pause the workout, take a drink but you get right back to it!!! Sometimes a quick water break is all it takes and I am able to jump right back where I left off and others I take that break and stick with the modifier for a bit – but regardless you still finish the full 30 minutes!!! I hope that helps!

I’m anxious to see how I can improve upon my times as this will be my last week in this phase before moving on to month 2!!!

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My week 4 meal plan is similar to prior weeks adjusting for a travel day in the air and on the road for Monday and a few get togethers with friends later in the week! One thing I’ve learned is when you host events – you get to pick the meals!!! Our NYE dinner will be cooked at home, by yours truly, with some filets, risotto and green beans! No need to go out to enjoy a little splurge!!!

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(Although this meal plan is titled “Insanity Max:30” it is also 21-day fix approved. The color coded portion control containers correlate to the nutrition guide of the 21-day fix and Insanity Max:30!)

And there you have it friends, week 3 is a wrap, week 4 is planned, and I am mentally gearing up to close out 2015 with a BANG!

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Insanity Max: 30 Week 2 Review, Week 3 Prep

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Another week down and another week stronger! I know it may sound silly but just two weeks in and I can already see improvements. My max out times are improving and there are moves that I couldn’t do in week 1 that I nailed in week 2. This seems crazy to me!

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The workout schedule follows the same from WEEK 1:

Monday: Cardio Challenge

Tuesday/Thursday: Tabata Power

Wednesday: Sweat Intervals

Friday: Friday Fight Round 1

Saturday: Pulse and Abs

Sunday: (much anticipated) REST!!!

Needless to say, I am enjoying this program!!!!

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Week 2 day 1I will admit – although I haven’t missed a workout, I had a few struggles this week with the nutrition department! I’m sure you can relate…A party here, dinner out there and the usual things that come with the week before Christmas! But boy, I can feel the difference! Even though I used my usual tactics like drinking my shakeology before I go and drinking more than my required amount of water, we had our MOMs Club Christmas party where I enjoyed a few too many cookies, we had a late afternoon trip to the mall that resulted in dinner out and a cheesecake shared with my hubby, a girls day lunch at the Olive Garde – THOSE BREADSTICKS!!!! Need I say more?! And I can’t tell you the last time I had nachos but Dave and Busters nailed that loaded platter – and my fingers can feel the increase in salt!!!

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So here’s to week 3! I cannot change the week before but I can certainly focus on the week ahead! It will be another challenging one in regards to nutrition but that just means I’m going to need to really focus on the first half of the week and keep my goals on top of my mind through “the most wonderful time of the year!”

So what’s my plan????

Here is my HOLIDAY WEEK GAMEPLAN and my tips for you to help stay on track:

1) MORNING WORKOUTS – I’ll be continuing with my early morning workouts, and yes, even on Christmas morning! Why not? Just because its a holiday doesn’t mean you should sacrifice your own self health!

2) SHAKEOLOGY – I’ll still start EVERY morning off with Shakeology. I know how much it helps my energy and cravings…which will need a little extra control this week! It will go with me when I travel and I’ll keep packets with me so I don’t have any excuse not to eat healthy while we’re “busy” this week! Besides, it tastes like a treat anyway!!!

3) BE OPEN – I’ll share my plan with my family – and all of you! Having others to help keep me accountable always helps me reach my goals!!! Hopefully I’ll even have some company for my workouts!

4) BALANCE – I’ll be doing a little 80/20 with my nutrition. 80% of the time I am going to be SPOT and the other 20% I will enjoy my Christmas favorites!! But that’s it – JUST my favorites. I know there will be lots and lots of goodies all around but they’re not all my favorites. So I’ll pick and choose and enjoy my indulgences. I’ll pack my snacks, especially when traveling, and load up on the veggies every chance I get!

5) WATER – Keep up with my 1 gallon per day! I’ve been drinking about 1 gallon a day for a few weeks now. I fill my Shakeology shaker cup 6 times and I’m there. Keeping my water intake up helps avoid the mistake of thirst for hunger!

6) HAVE FUN! – I will enjoy the holidays. I will enjoy the time iwht my family, I will enjoy the energy I feel when I start my day off right and fuel my body, and I will enjoy those little buckeyes – in a reasonable portion 🙂

7) PACK THE DVDs – I’ll be traveling with my Insanity Max:30 DVDs. I love how portable my home workout programs are but this one is even easier as I don’t even have to worry about any equipment! I just need a little space and I’m all set!

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Week 3’s meal plan is certainly a bit different but even with the holiday and travels I’m still planning out! I will not surrender and throw my hands up on the week in its entirety! (This meal plan is also 21-day fix approved in addition to Insanity Max:30 -just a little extra bonus!)

Remember – “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content”

Take a little time today to PLAN!!! I hope you all stay strong and have a VERY MERRY week!

 

 

Insanity Max: 30 Week 1 Recap, Week 2 Meal Plan

All I can say is thank goodness today is REST DAY!

I am officially 1 week in on Insanity Max:30 and now I can see why Shaun T referred to this program once as “plauteu buster” – its amazing! Don’t get me wrong, its intense and hard and challenging but you can feel while you’re working out how you are using so many different muscle groups. You don’t just squat or just lunge or just hold a plank…you’re combining these moves and maximizing your results!!! My little secret to keep pushing forward:

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I’d say the one muscle group I can feel working harder than before is my core – you use your core in so many of the moves and I am already starting to see changes in my body!!! SCORE!!!

So for those of you wondering a bit more about the program…week 1 went a little something like this:

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I was a little disappointed in myself on Monday for maxing out almost one minute sooner than when I first tried the Cardio Challenge when my package arrived but I think it was just the extra excitement I had pushing me along the week before. But at the same time – I know I can do better and that is most definitely on my goal list for this week!!!

Tabata Power was twice this week and I was solid on the first part, week on the pushups, great on the core work but struggled on the tricep dips. Needless to say it was easy to identify my weak spot and know where I need to focus and strive to improve!!!

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Sweat Intervals did just that – it made me SWEAT!

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I’ll admit – I was a bit nervous to try the Friday Fight Round 1. I had heard it was “hard” but then again – this program is far from easy!!! I had to give myself my own little pep talk that morning and focus on how its all mind over matter. I remember reading how your mind quits far before your body – so keep pushing even when you don’t think you can do anymore. I told myself – “when I think I’m done – I’m going to do three more” and that mentality worked! I was exhausted but I maxed out in the 11th minute of this workout – much longer than any of the others. Granted I was really struggling to push myself after I first maxed out and did almost all modified for the remaining time but it really helped me realize – its a game – its MIND OVER MATTER!

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Pulse is an optional Saturday (could be a rest) workout and although I when I finished FRIDAY FIGHT I was already set on a rest day Saturday, my body told me the stretch and low impact moves would help me recover. And let me say – it was 20 minutes well spent!!!! Plus I like to stick to my routine every day – not just during the week! I feel accomplished and energized to start my day. And despite getting up earlier than I “have” to – I am more productive and actually feel more energized!!!

And that brings us to today – Sunday – my first rest day of week 1. I am happy with how things went thankful to have the time to reflect and focus on week 2. These workouts are so great but I know you won’t get results without nailing the nutrition. Here’s my week 2 plan***:

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***Remember all you 21-day fixers out there – this meal plan would also work for those of you in the first bracket of that nutrition guide – bonus 🙂 

I kept a lot of things similar to week 1. I wanted to switch up some of the dinners and lunches, but my Shakeology for breakfast remains consistent. Shakeology is far and away my favorite meal of the day but any time I can get a green in first thing I am happy! So I’m sticking with the “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it” approach and leaving my breakfast the same!

I also continue my daily yogurt bowl for one snack and veggies and eggs for the other. The one thing I knew I would be repeating this week is zucchini pasta! Its become one of my favorite snacks, sides, meals – it does it all!

We have a busy weekend visiting friends one day and traveling to my home town for my Dad’s birthday but I will pack my healthy snacks and do my best to make good choices! Thankful for my 7-day Clean Eating accountability group for the Holidays group kicking off tomorrow…there’s power in numbers!!

And there you have it – week 1 is behind us and week 2 is ready to rock! Here’s to a fantastic week!!!!

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Insanity Max: 30 Journey

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Well here goes – My planning is complete and I am mentally prepared to take on Insanity Max:30!

I have to share – this was not part of my Holiday fitness “plan”. I was all set to do the 21-day fix up with my challengers up until Christmas and then dabble in the Les Mills Pump, Les Mills Combat and Turbo Fire programs  until the 21-day Fix Extreme was released in February. I watched the Insanity Max: 30 preview videos, I heard people in the test group talk about it, and I just didn’t really think this was going to be a program for me. I was thinking more along the lines of a “maybe I’ll sub the Friday – Cardio Fix – for an Insanity Max:30” workout here and there.

Years ago I watched my husband try to do the original insanity and quite frankly it just looked too hard. But when I had an opportunity to work out with our team BeachboMaegan Blinka, Cardio Challenge, Insanity Max 30 Meal Plan, Insanity Max 30 testgroup, Insanity Max 30 workouts, Insanity Max 30 Week 1 workout schedule, Max out, shaun T fitness, find your max, insanity, insane results, push yourselfdy Coaches last Sunday I couldn’t pass it up – but I also didn’t think I’d really enjoy it. Well….30 minutes later I was hooked and counting down the hours until I could purchase it myself! I’ve been regularly working out now for over 9 months and I think I am ready for a more intense program! Plus the whole fact that there is a modifier really helps ease the mind 🙂

I couldn’t “wait for a Monday” to start and I gave the Cardio Challenge a whirl last Friday. I first maxed out at 8:35 and then a few more times after that but I LOVED the workout and I felt amazing when it was done. No weights, no equipment – just you along with your body and mind! I also did the pulse workout Saturday and loved the ab workout and stretching and strengthening!!!

So I’m shifting my plans and committing to myself and my cyber world that I will do the complete 60 day program…and Day 1 is TOMORROW!

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I know what I need to do to succeed – and that is all done in the Kitchen! And this is another reason why i was so excited to jump in…this meal plan is so similar to the 21-day fix meal plan. And most people who know me know this is what got it ALLLL started for me with my journey in February. The portion containers just make it so easy to follow and adapt no matter what situation you’re in!!! The initial starting calculation is a bit different – actually even easier – but the concept is the same. Eat the right foods in the right portions and use the containers to make it as easy as possible!!!

So in an effort to really get my mind set I woke up early today (on my rest day!) and made my week 1 meal plan!

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I like to include my workouts on there so I know in advance what I am going to be doing! Its my own little reference guide on multiple levels! I also like to look at my week ahead and put that splurge meal on my calendar! This week it will definitely be my MOMs night out with my girlfriends Tuesday night! You’ll notice I don’t have any yellows on my meal plan earlier that day – and that’s because we’re going out – Italian style!!! I will still practice portion control but I’m not going to be unrealistic either – I will focus all day, have fun and without a doubt – PRESS PLAY!

After I finished my plan, I enjoyed breakfast with my kiddos I headed off to the grocery store.


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I already had some staples at home including oatmeal, sweet potatoes, pasta, etc…but you’ll notice we eat a lot of the same foods…yogurt,  bananas, apples, eggs, lots of fresh produce, some frozen veggies and gluten free bread and almond milk for the hubs! I’ll occasionally add a splash of milk to my shakeo but when following the portion containers I’m not willing to give up a yellow so I just stick to water in my Shakeology! It tastes so good no matter what way its blended!!!

I can’t wait to get started with my test group TOMORROW and kick off with a bang! I know its going to be hard but the struggle is so worth it!!! That feeling of success will last a lifetime!

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Finding the time to value YOURSELF

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Do you value your own health and fitness?

 Ok, so maybe its easy to immediately, quickly, answer YES.  But if say “yes” – can you say your actions meet your words? Do you treat your body the way it should be treated? Do you fuel your body with healthy foods? Or do you choose convenience and cost over true health benefits? Do you make sure you get some form of exercise for at least 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week? Or do you make excuses as to why you can’t find the time to get up and get moving?

Alright – so that was a lot of questions but I really want you to stop for a minute. If you think about your answers to those questions and you really do act as if you value your own health and fitness – then good for you!!! You are LIVING and LEADING a healthier more fulfilling life and chances are you generally feel pretty darn good about yourself! But if you aren’t really valuing yourself – how about you start now – start TODAY!!!

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I never understood my husband’s “all or nothing” attitude. He was either riding the healthy living train or not. I on the other hand had the “well I worked out which means I EARNED a bowl of ice cream” attitude. And truth is – you can’t burn off an unhealthy diet! Take it from me – I did the T25 workouts for almost 6 months but didn’t change a thing in with my nutrition. And yes, you guessed it, my results matched my efforts – I DIDN’T LOSE A POUND! And I was frustrated. I didn’t understand why other people were getting results and I was at a stand still. Turns out it wasn’t the program’s fault – but rather the choices I was making in the kitchen – or better yet – bakery! But…I switched gears and gave the 21-day fix a try and actually committed to following the meal plan AND doing the workouts AND joined a challenge group and low and behold – RESULTS!!! Turns out when you start looking at food as your body’s FUEL rather than a reward the rewards will come on their own. True results and a body that looks as good as it feels!!!

The 21-day fix changed me and my family. Not only from an appearance standpoint but the way I looked at food. I learned about clean eating, portion control and made small changes that made a big impact in our lives. My husband joined me on this journey and we embraced the change-TOGETHER! We started coming up with ways to take old favorites and turn them into healthy clean meals we could all enjoy! Not only did we both lose weight but we both FELT better, had more energy to play with our kids, and we were actually eating more food – but in the right portions – and at the right times! As we continued to embrace this change and clean eating, the more it simply became OUR LIFESTYLE.

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Shakeology Pudding – in a SOLO cup!

We are a clean eating family. We focus on healthy portion sizes, we eat 2.5-3 hours apart, there are very little to no processed foods, and we drink a heck of a lot of WATER. When we travel we not only have snacks for the kids but our own snacks – healthy snacks – and we don’t look for excuses. Is it always easy? No! But is it always worth it? ABSOLUTELY!

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The one thing that has played a HUGE rule in this lifestyle change has been SHAKEOLOGY.

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I’ll start by saying as I began this whole Beachbody workout routine I remember seeing posts from other people who just LOVED this shake and I couldn’t possibly think of how some powdered “meal replacement shake” could really be THAT GOOD and REALLY worth the it. Well you know what they say – don’t knock it until you try it!!! It took a few go arounds but once I decided to give it a try and committed to drinking it for one week straight to “see what the hype was about” my only thought after those 7 days was “Why did I wait so long!” This would have been a godsend in those very first early newborn baby stages!!!!

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This stuff was what I needed!!!! I was struggling to balance my newborn who thought sleep was the worst possible way to spend his time and a busy toddler who just wanted to go go GO. Sitting down to eat any meal was simply never going to happen – but I could shake up a shake or blend something creative in the blender and fuel up while tending to the needs of my kids without having to sacrifice my own nutrition! And now mom doesn’t have to be the last one to eat 🙂  I used to be the Queen of “granola bars” but if you are one to grab one and go – check out the label on some of the most popular “breakfast bars” – you can’t even pronounce half the ingredients!!! They’re essentially glorified candy bars! Needless to say, Shakeology quickly became my “duh” meal. Life just doesn’t make sense without it!!! With my busy schedule I need something that I can depend on every single day. Shakeology is a full meal replacement shake (NOT A PROTEIN SHAKE!) and it takes about 60 seconds to make and includes all the dense nutrition of several servings of salad all in about 150 calories per glass! The energy it gives me is insane and so important to help me get through each day!!!

 ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR???

Do you feel as though you are living the life I mentioned above? Or can you relate to at least one aspect? Are you stuck in a spot where you WANT to be healthier but you can’t seem to figure out how you can possibly fit one more thing in your day?

Here are a few tips for you to get started, stay on track, and/or reach your own goals:

  1.  Start today, NOW! Like RIGHT NOW!!!! Don’t wait until Thanksgiving or after Christmas or once the New Year begins…START NOW!  Why? Why not??!! Like I said in my Healthy Holiday Goals post a few days ago – you can start now or you can wait and see if you fall into that average “7-10 pound” weight gain most people experience during this season. Its your choice. But do me a favor – and consider: Can you imagine how you’ll FEEL if you decide to commit today??? Imagine how your clothes will fit…imagine how you’ll carry yourself…imagine how you’ll FEEL. Then let me know if you’re ready!

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  1.  Start small – make a list of what you need to change and start making little changes each week. I’m not saying you have to jump right and start working out 7/days a week eating only 100% clean foods, etc… But start making small changes. Become aware of the ingredients in the foods you’re putting into your body. Chances are if you can’t read the label or pronounce the word you probably shouldn’t be eating it! Give yourself a self evaluation on your exercise, nutrition and water in take – what needs the most attention? Make a new goal/positive change each week. For example, your first step may be to rid your house of all the “bad/unhealthy” foods, next you may need to start getting 30 minutes of exercise at least 3x a week, then increase your water intake and/or decrease/eliminate soda or any other sugary drink you consume. And yes – this counts diet soda too! As you continue to make these changes, add in something new until you’ve transformed your LIFESTYLE.
  1.  If you can’t control the sweets – keep them out of the house. Ok – this is where I struggle the most. My daughter and I LOVE to bake.
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    My little man LOVES mommy’s shake!

    My son naps, we bake. Its just our “thing”. Its fun and we get a yummy treat out of it! But let’s be honest – no one needs dessert everyday! Besides – it certainly doesn’t do anything to benefit our kids! We’ve been able to shift gears and start doing art crafts during naps and when she REALLY wants to bake I try to take a healthy spin on it like my sweet potato brownies. And if we are going to splurge and make some chocolate chip cookies I will do it on a day when we can take them somewhere and share them so one cookie doesn’t turn into a lunch filled with cookies for her or me! Then they’re gone and we can all focus again!!!

  1.  If you struggle with finding the time in your day to make healthy meals then replace 1 meal a day with shakeology.  Why??? I’ll ask you this way – WHY NOT??? There is nothing else out there even comparable! I know I said it once but I’ll say it again – SHAKEOLOGY is NOT A PROTEIN SHAKE like a lot of people think. Shakeology is a full meal replacement with the right carb to protein ratio to fuel your body and keep you full for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  It has the fast burning carbohydrates with the slower burning protein to keep you satisfied.  The one aspect that sets this meal replacement drink apart from anything else out there is that it is loaded with all natural ingredients, not processed ingredients, that are going to meet your daily requirements for vitamins and nutrients. Maegan Blinka, healthy snack, meal replacement shake,  healthy meal replacement on the go, Shakeology, Shakeology cheesecake, vanilla shakeology, Shakeology recipes, clean eating, clean snacks, breakfast on the go, meal replacement Most people notice an increase in energy levels as it provides the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs! Your cravings for sweets are also decreased which is typically caused by a vitamin deficiency and that you will no longer experience. I do want to make something clear – it is not a weight loss shake – although it is clinically proven to AID in weightloss. It’s a nutritious meal replacement shake that will help you lose weight naturally. I drink it Every. Single. Day. And with all the benefits I can see and feel, I’ll take this $4 meal over any other option out there! I’m not going to pretend like it’s not an investment-because it is. It is an investment in your health-and-you should invest in your health because when you feel better you are more confident, healthier and happier! Plus the convenience aspect of being able to grab – shake – and go – can’t be beat! There’s no drive-through for this busy mama!!! Food is your fuel for your body – FUEL your body RIGHT!
  1. JOIN A CHALLENGE GROUP! There’s Power in numbers my friends!!! There’s other options out there besides Beachbody – but no other company combines it all for you. The Fitness you get from the top of the line workout programs with some of the best trainers, the Nutrition from Shakeology combined with the nutrition guide that will come with your DVD workout program and the SUPPORT of a challenge group. Surround yourself with people with similar goals, similar likes and similar desires and you will see you pushing each other further and further along!  Join my next challenge group and I promise you – I will help YOU reach YOUR goals! Fill out the application below for a spot!!

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Shakeology Pudding

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Ok – HOLD THE PHONE!

Yes, I LOVE SHAKEOLOGY – that’s no secret! I am still amazed that someone found a way to pack the nutritional value of 6 salads into a glass. To include digestive enzymes, probiotics, protein, antioxidants and nearly every vitamin and mineral your body needs in a convenient meal replacement shake that – GET THIS – tastes AhMAZING! It’s like magic!

But this stuff isn’t just limited to a meal replacement shake – it makes some incredible desserts!!!! And one of my all time favorites is Shakeology Pudding:

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • ¾ cups plain Green Yogurt
  • ¼ – ½ scoop Chocolate (Vegan or Regular) Shakeology
  • 1-2 TBS PB2 or All natural Peanut Butter

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Combine the 3 ingredients into a bowl and stir until blended. If you want to get real crazy you can even toss in a few chocolate chips – but I think its good just the way it is!

This is a sure fire way to satisfy any sweet tooth craving!!! I usually opt for the lower calorie option and do 1 TBS of PB2 whereas my hubby opts for the 2 TBS of all natural PB – but it’s totally up to you! Either way it’s a delicious, high protein, 21-day fix approved (1 ¼ – 1 ½ reds plus a few of your tsps depending on how much PB or PB2 you use!!!)

You can get your own 30 day Shakeology supply HERE

Not sure what flavor you’d like – but still want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite!

As a beachbody coach I run health and fitness challenge groups to help other people begin and/or continue their health and fitness journey and turn it into a LIFESTYLE! If you’re interested in more information about ways to enjoy clean eating and/or would like to be part of my upcoming challenge group,  fill out the form below! Together we can end the trend of obesity!

 

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Black and White No-Bakes

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So I made the nutty shakeology no bakes a while ago and thought they were a great alternative to regular cookies. I took them to a family reunion and people were amazed to see that they were all natural “healthy” cookies. So when my mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday I quickly responded with the no bake cookies! I’ll admit – my mom got to my house late in the evening and I quickly ate 4 cookies. I couldn’t believe how delicious they were – so much better than mine!!! I thought it was just because my mom made them but nope – she did something differently – she melted the PB and honey first and she did half chocolate and half vanilla shakeo – and oooooooo what a difference!!! I’m not sure if its a good thing yet or bad thing because I cannot stop eating them but I feel obligated to share!

I was even able to return the favor and as my mom prepped for her first marathon this past weekend I asked her what I could provide to help her – and of course she wanted the no bakes!!! I was happy to hear these little bites help provide her energy as she powered through her 26.2 miles! I still don’t think they were as good as my moms…but they did the trick!

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Black and White Shakeology No Bakes

(Makes 30-32 servings, 1 Cookie each)

Total Time: 15 min

Prep Time: 10 min

Cooking time: 5 min

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup honey

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • MELT PEANUT BUTTER AND HONEY IN A MEDIUM SAUCEPAN.
  • AND SHAKEOLOGY  THEN OATS AND MIX WELL WITH A RUBBER SPATULA OR WOODEN SPOON.
  • SCOOP MIXTURE INTO 1-INCH SIZE BALLS (I FOUND THE PAMPERED CHEF SMALL COOKIE SCOOP TO BE A HUGE TIME SAVER HERE).
  • FLATTEN EACH BALL SLIGHTLY SO THAT IT IS SHAPED LIKE A TRADITIONAL COOKIE. AND THAT’S IT!
  • ENJOY 🙂
Optional: Roll cookie in crushed nuts, whole-grain graham cracker crumbs, or unsweetened coconut flakes
My advice – keep these in the freezer! This way you have to pull them out and let them sit for a few minutes before eating. It may help reduce eating them all at once!!!

You can get your own 30 day Shakeology supply HERE

Not sure what flavor you’d like – but still want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite!

As a beachbody coach I run health and fitness challenge groups to help other people begin and/or continue their health and fitness journey and turn it into a LIFESTYLE! If you’re interested in more information about ways to enjoy clean eating and/or would like to be part of my upcoming challenge group,  fill out the form below! Together we can end the trend of obesity!

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Meet Melissa:

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So so so proud to share these results! This busy mama didn’t necessarily have time to workout – she made time! Setting her healthy and fitness as a priority and striving to be an example for her children she met up with Shaun T in the comfort of her home…5 days a week, for 25 minutes a day! She added shakeology to her daily nutrition and 10 weeks later, dropped 16 pounds and 11 inches while gaining more energy!! Was it easy? Nope – Worth it? Absolutely!!!

I came across this quote and thought it fit perfectly!!! She was persistent and consistent and she’s not stopping here!!

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There’s no magic pill, no silver bullet, there’s no secret – YOU have to want to change, YOU have to be ready to change and YOU have to commit to yourself. And if you do, great things will happen. 

Are you ready? Join my upcoming challenge groups. You don’t have to do this alone!!

Complete the application below to be considered for my next exclusive challenge group!  (Shakeology, Beachbody workout and facebook required!)

 

 

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Homemade Reese Cups

Ok..ok…ok…so I workout daily…

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AND I strive to eat as clean as possible…I eat less CRAP:

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But you know what?!?! I absolutely LOVE chocolate. And I LOVE peanut butter. And oh my put them together and WATCH OUT!

Thing is…I also like to be fit and healthy. When I eat clean I feel good. And when I feel good I am more confident. When I am confident I am happier all around so…how do I manage to stay on track?! I sweat daily and absolutely love finding ways to satisfy MY sweet tooth cravings and not undoing all the hard work I put in!

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As my hubby and I sat around Saturday night we were looking for a sweet treat. Something new, something different, and preferably something that combines chocolate and peanut butter!! So many of the recipes we found were loaded with sugar and that’s just not our style!

Kyle came across this recipe and I knew we had to give it a try.

Inside Out Shakeology Peanut Butter Cups:

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(makes 2 servings)

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 tsp Chocolate Shakeology
  • 2 tsp unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 2 TBS PB2
  • 2 TBS water

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

1. Combine oil and PB2 in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.

2. Combine Shakeology and water in a small bowl; mix until it has a pudding like consistency. Set aside

3. Coat two foil muffin liners evenly with half of the peanut butter mixture. Top evenly with Shakeology mixture

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4. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm

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Nutritional Information: (per serving)

Calories: 64

Total Fat: 5g

Saturated Fat: 4g

Protein: 3g

Recipe obtained from http://www.shakeology.com

My personal take on these: They don't "taste" like a traditional, artificial ingredient filled candy bar...but they are delicious! You can definitely taste a int of coconut from the oil and I think they would be more peanut buttery if you used all natural peanut butter rather than PB2...however for a 64 calorie treat, these can't be beat!

You can get your own 30 day Shakeology supply HERE

Not sure what flavor you’d like – but still want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite!

As a beachbody coach I run health and fitness challenge groups to help other people begin and/or continue their health and fitness journey and turn it into a LIFESTYLE! If you’re interested in more information about ways to enjoy clean eating and/or would like to be part of my upcoming challenge group,  fill out the form below! Together we can end the trend of obesity!

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Caramel PB Chocolate Cheesecake Shakeo

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I’ve set a little challenge for myself – no milk or banana in my daily shakeo for two weeks! And no more greek yogurt! Why??? Well I used to be good with sticking to 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 of a banana…but that 1/2 cup has been creeping its way up there…and the 1/4 of a banana has been more like a 1/2 and although I know these are both “healthy” foods…I feel best when I avoid all milk and I feel less bloated when I pass on the banana. Same goes with the yogurt…plus with blueberries out of season I’m struggling to find that perfect combo! With these little changes I decided to come up with a new shakeo recipe to fill the void:

Caramel PB Chocolate Cheesecake Shakeology

WHAT YOU NEED:

12 ounces of water

1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology

1 TBS Fat free/sugar free cheesecake pudding mix

1 TBS PB2

1 tsp caramel extract

Lots of ice!!!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Blend until you reach the consistency you like! I prefer to “crush ice” first followed by “blend” for about 30 seconds. Like most of my shakeos – I eat it with a spoon! Perfect post-workout breakfast!!! All this an clocking in at about 200 calories – I’ll take it!!!

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