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21-day fix Success Story_Ann

I’m so excited to share my friend and fellow coach’s story with you! Ann and I went to high school together. She had commented on one of my facebook posts about doing the 21-day fix and after chatting a bit and I found out she hadn’t been working with a coach at all. So we hooked up, I sent her some Shakeology samples to try and she joined my challenge group and totally ROCKED it! The results of her hard work are shown below but words cannot express how proud of her I am!!! Way to go girl – this is the beginning of an amazing transformation!!! 

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21-day fix Success

Meet Ann.

” I was at my heaviest weight ever even after losing my baby weight. I had no energy, I was exhausted, I was completely unhappy and my family relationships and friendships were taking the brunt of it. I saw my now coach’s amazing 21 day Fix transformation results and thought maybe that program could work for me. I had tried other weight loss programs, counted calories, worked out, but nothing clicked and I always gave up. So, I ordered the 21 day fix, committed the time to making myself better and saw a 10 lb weight loss and 10 inch loss in the first 21 days! Then I joined up with my coach and a challenge group, started drinking Shakeology, and lost another 10lbs! I’m so happy, confident, and I feel like ME again. My family says it all when they tell me the old me is back. I love Beachbody so much that I’m now starting on the coaching journey. My coach and support groups were a key to my success.”

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New Beachbody programs coming soon!

What could they come up with next??? Well let me tell you….

Oh my oh my!!! There are so many new program launches coming out!!! I pretty much have my workouts routines laid out for me from now until March!!! And what better way to get ripped, toned and in the best shape of my life than with some of America’s hottest trainers!!!!

Are you a fan of Tony Horton and the P90X programs? Did you get addicted to the little containers with Autumn Calabrese and the 21-day fix? Or do you love taking it to the extreme with Shaun T? Well regardless if you have one favorite or you like to switch it up with all 3 – there are some big changes coming to your Beachbody Home workout DVD library!!

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P90 Coming SOON!

First is the release of P90 in October – Tony Horton has taken it back to the basics and focuses on fundamentals with 25 minute workouts and killer results! You can find more details about this program release HERE.

INSANITY MAX: 30

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Coming December 2014

Next will be Shaun T’s Insanity MAX 30 releasing in December!!! You may have dabbled in the original Insanity but found it all out insane and a bit long. Well he hit the nail on the head when he released T25 in 2013 offering 25 minute workout programs that will get you Ahmazing results but allowing anyone at anyone fitness level to adapt with a full inclusion of modifications at every move all packed into 25 minutes a day!

Well he’s at it again with the latest sweat-inducing, cardio fest!! INSANITY MAX:30 is coming this December 2014 and it will be the hardest 30 minutes of your day. You’ll be challenged to push harder than ever before, and you’ll see the best results of your life. Over 150 new moves and sequences feature killer cardio and tabata strength workouts. There’s no equipment needed and a modifier in every workout so anyone can push to their MAX.

How does it work?

It’s time to max out your workouts! What does that mean? To “MAX OUT” means to stop or fail for the first time in the workout. In INSANITY MAX:30, it’s not about getting through all 30 minutes, it’s about going as hard as you can for as long as you can, until you MAX OUT. When you start INSANITY MAX:30, you might only get through the first 5 minutes before you MAX OUT. Just record your MAX OUT time, catch your breath, and continue for as long as you can. Track your MAX OUT times over the course of the program. As long as you MAX OUT, you’ll get MAX RESULTS in 60 days guaranteed!

21 DAY FIX EXTREME

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Coming February 2015

And finally, for all my 21-day fixers out there…the 21-DAY FIX EXTREME will be coming in February 2015! 21 Day Fix EXTREME is the next program in the Fix product line.  It builds off the basics of 21 Day Fix and takes it to the next level. Combining no-nonsense portion control with steady state aerobics, resistance training, and explosive power moves, 21 Day Fix Extreme is a complete functional fitness program that targets every muscle in the body to help you will torch calories while creating a leaner, stronger and more functional physique.

 

 

Do you want to be the first to know about these product launches? The latest development? Or the nitty gritty details? Just create your FREE account with teambeachbody HERE and I can assure you, you will be able to get your hands on these products weeks before the general public – but you have to be signed up with me as your coach first!!!

Caramel Apple Shakeology

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Caramel apple Shakeo

Fall may not have officially started but the leaves are changing, football is in full force and there are pumpkins everywhere! My husband was pushing for an Apple Pie blizzard from Dairy Queen but my lack of self control told me one quick trip through the drive through and the chance of me leaving with only one in hand was slim. So I started thinking of a late night snack that would fill his void for ice cream and keep my goals in tact…and this happened…

Caramel Apple

*8oz of liquid (I used unsweetened almond milk but you could also use water, or a combo of milk and water)

*1 Scoop VANILLA Shakeology

*1/2 of a green apple, sliced

*1 tsp caramel extract

*Lots of ice!!!!

Blend until smooth and enjoy!!!

NOTE: I like to eat mine with a spoon, so I always fill with about 8-10 ounces of ice and “crush ice” on my blender fist then hit the “mix” for about 30 seconds. It comes out thick and smooth – just like ice cream but without all the added stuff!!!!

For all my 21-day fixers* out there: 1 red, 1/2 purple

* The use of milk rather than water would add approximately 40 calories (unsweetened almond milk) and part of a yellow container if following the 21-day fix meal plan. 

Get your first month’s worth of daily, dense nutrition delivered right to your doorstep by clicking HERE.

Not quite sure if you’re ready for a full month – but still want to give it a try? Try the 4-flavor sampler pack! 

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21-day fix September Promotion

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21-day fix – Challenge pack promotion

As one month comes to a close and another one kicks off I am always anxiously awaiting the Beachbody Challenge pack monthly promos. These are a great way to add in a killer workout program at a steap discount when buying your monthly bag of Shakeology…and what better way to kick off the month of September and back to school season than with THE 21-DAY FIX!!!

This program has been the hottest seller since its release in February and it continues to be today. The perfect combination of healthy balanced portion controlled meals and daily exercise which hits your total body head to toe. And what better way to wrap up the combo pack than with a month supply of your daily dose of dense nutrition – SHAKEOLOGY!

You can read a bit more about the program HERE as well as my own success with this incredible program.

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If you’re ready to join me, we can do the 21-day fix TOGETHER – my next support group kicks off September 15th

Its time to get BACK TO SCHOOL & BACK TO YOU

If you are interested in this or any other workout program and would like to get 1:1 coaching and support along with motivation and accountability, please fill out my challenge and accountability application below! I will share tips and recipes and I will help you with the one thing I always found so difficult – MEAL PLANNING!  Remember – your health and fitness success is 80% nutrition. You can get all the results and support you need right in your own home – and you don’t have to do it alone! 

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PB Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Shakeology

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Ok – so some of my close friends may remember the devastation I had when I had visited the Grove City Outlets a little over 3 years ago and saw a chocolate covered pretzel “blizzard of the month” at Dairy Queen and decided I’d get it when we got home – only to later find out that Grove City was one of 10 test locations in the US  that had it and it was not available anywhere else. As a 8 month pregnant mama to be and avid ice cream lover – I was seriously DEVASTATED. I talked about it for weeks!!! Looking back, I’m totally blaming that one on the hormones 🙂

Well…fast forward 3 years and now shakeology has replaced my weekly blizzard (most weeks!) I have started getting a little creative and it hit me – I had done a chocolate covered pretzel shakeo – why not add some PB and Caramel!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology

  • 1/2 Cup almond milk

  • 6 oz water

  • 1 TBS PB2 or All natural PB

  • 8 small pretzel rods/sticks

  • 1/2 tsp caramel extract

  • lots of ice

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: 

Mix all ingredients together in your blender – Crush ice and/or Blend (I always “crush ice” first for about 10 seconds, then blend for about 30 seconds to get it really smooth) and pour into a nice big cup and eat it with a spoon! Just as good – if not better than – a blizzard and something that is actually good for you! Warning – this shakeo may become addicting 🙂

It seriously does taste like ice cream…the trick is all in the blending!!! And it is packed in right around 300 calories!!! Now that’s a healthy treat!!! Let me know if you give it a try!

Want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite! I like them all and LOVE the chocolate!!!

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Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Shakeology

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I am such a sucker for oatmeal cookies – and these shakeo totally does the trick!!!

Meet: Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Shakeology

  • 4 oz almond milk

  • 6 oz water

  • One scoop chocolate Shakeology

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/4 cup oatmeal

  • Ice to your liking – and BLEND!

NOTE: My hubs prefers the vanilla shakeology over the chocolate so I tweaked this to make it appeal to a vanilla fan:

Meet: Vanilla Almond Oatmeal Cookie Shakeology

  • 4 oz almond milk

  • 6 oz water

  • One scoop chocolate Vanilla shakeology

  • 1 TBS All natural Almond Butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/4 cup oatmeal

  • Ice to your liking – and BLEND!

Want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite!

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PIYO Progress Week 8

And….I….DID IT!

I successfully completed 8 weeks of PIYO and absolutely loved the change to my workout routine!!!

Week 8 went a little something like this:

PIYO Week 8 Schedule

NOTE: I pushed my rest day to Sunday because that’s what worked best for ME – the joy of making my own workout schedule at home! 

I didn’t introduce anything new on the menu this week – although I did repeat the stuffed peppers from last week and the buffalo chicken quesadillas – always a hit with the entire fam!!!!

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Buffalo chicken and spinach quesadilla

And per usual, turkey burgers were on the menu! I added some grilled onions and let me tell you – the additional flavor was amazing!!! A little all natural salsa (courtesy of SAMs club) and you have one heck of a flavorful dinner! And better yet – make them in bulk and you just may get some lunches and/or an additional dinner – BONUS!

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And the week wouldn’t be complete without my daily dose of dense nutrition!!! I truly CRAVE this stuff. Despite the fact that I’ve had my shakeology EVERY DAY since February 24th, I still cannot get over the fact that something SO GOOD for you tastes like a dessert! Craziness I say, craziness!!! And yes, I blend it nice and thick so I can eat it with a spoon – I’ll take a little ice cream for breakfast 🙂

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Breakfast of champions!

Now to the burn….Although I truly love the DRENCH workout – I find that 48 minute length difficult to commit! But no worries – I nailed it not only once – but twice!

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 Of all things, I’d have to say my balance is my greatest improvement. My balance has never been bad but I find myself able to hold poses longer and balance better now that I have completed this program. And I am certainly getting stronger!!!

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I had a great week and when I look back I am able to see how far I’ve come! Excited to get the final results together and see a complete – start to finish!!!

If you’re interested in PiYO you can create a FREE team beachbody account HERE and fill out the form below for a spot in my next accountability group! Its never too late to get started and you can never have too much support along the way!!!

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Salted Caramel Shakeo

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FOCUS

Ok – so I’ve never been a coffee drinker but there’s something about that salted caramel mocha from Starbucks that comes to mind  EVERY TIME I see that little Starbucks icon! I guess the sweet and salty combo but from someone who “hates coffee” I could drink one of those bad boys daily!! However…I know that just wouldn’t be good for anyone involved – too much sugar and too much JUNK!!! So, well, I don’t 🙂

When I saw this sea salt caramel shakeology on Melanie’s blog it inspired me to make my own little blended concoction! I also think this would be fabulous with adding in a little coffee in place of the water but for now – I kept it simple:

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Sea Salt Shakeo

  • 1 scoop chocolate shakeology

  • 1/2 tsp of caramel extract

  • A few shakes of pink himalyan salt

  • 4 oz almond milk

  • 6 oz water

  • LOTS of ice

Blend and Enjoy!

Get your next month’s worth of daily, dense nutrition delivered right to your doorstep by clicking HERE.

Not quite sure if you’re ready for a full month – but still want to give it a try? Try the 4-flavor sampler pack! 

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3 day refresh-here we go again!

The last 6 weeks were filled with parties, travels, amusement parks, baseball games, family gatherings, birthdays and our 5-year wedding anniversary! And while these were all fun times they all had one thing in common – DELICIOUS FOOD – and A LOT of it!!! 

I continued my workout regimen but a few bites here and a trip to get fro-yo there…an extra helping of this and another scoop of that were starting to add up! My clothes were feeling tighter and more importantly I was starting to feel more tired. I know it well, but this just reinforces that abs are made in the kitchen! You can workout all you want but its the nutrition that matters most!

I starred at the box for a few days before I set my start date – 8/13, 8/14 and 8/15.

Time to get serious…

I had done the refresh once before so I knew what to expect. I knew what options from the meal plan worked for me and what didn’t – so guess what I did – ate the same thing for 3 days!!!! May seem silly but I believe the old saying “if its not broke don’t fix it”. 

Here’s a summary of what my food looked like:

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3 Day Refresh meals

Breakfast – Shakeology

Mid-morning Snack – Fiber Sweep

Lunch – Salad with 1/3 cup blueberries and Vanilla refresh with 6 strawberries (yes, I split up my fruit so I could enjoy some in my shake and some with my salad – this isn’t my first rodeo!!!)

Afternoon Snack – cucmbers and hummus

Dinner – Lemon green beans with almonds and a vanilla refresh with cinnamon

You’ll note there’s no picture of the fiber sweep – well that’s because I learned that lesson the hard way. Its best to MIX and CHUG – FAST! I didn’t mind the taste but the texture is a bit odd and it thickens as it sits. 

I enjoyed 2 glasses of my iced green tea each day and drank more water than I though was ever possible! I remember last time being so hungry that first day but then it subsided by day 2…however this time seemed a bit easier! 

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My results are not jaw dropping…however I did lose 2 pounds and a total of 4 inches between my hips, waist and bellybutton. And above all else – I felt better – which was why I was doing this in the first place 🙂

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3-day refresh results

I have a feeling I’ll be back in a few weeks for another go around!!!

You can get started with the 3-day refresh and continue a lifestyle of clean eating and exercise to help you get on the right path to a happier and healthier life! Create your free account HERE, browse, shop, decide, commit and be healthy!

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Shakeology pudding

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Anniversary date night in – dessert

My hubs and I have been making shakeology pudding as our go to Date night Snack – in – for months now! Its guilt free and I kid you not – we are both a hair shy of licking the bowl clean – its that good!!!

WHAT YOU NEED:

3/4 cup Greek yogurt

1 TBS PB 2

1/4 scoop Chocolate shakeology

1 tsp Chia seeds (optional)

1 crushed graham cracker

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Combine all ingredients and enjoy!!! There you have it – a (almost clean) eating guilt free snack!

A few things to note: Plain greek yogurt is preferred but we went with vanilla tonight – feeling wild! You can also play around with the add ins to find the flavor and consistency you like! This is just what works for us 🙂

Also – I included the chia seeds in mine where my husband passed on the chia seeds but opted for one crushed graham cracker. I’ve also added mini chocolate chips but I found I actually liked it better without the chips!! 

If you are interested in learning about clean eating and would like to get 1:1 coaching and support along with motivation and accountability towards reaching your health and fitness goals, please fill out my challenge and accountability application below! I will share tips and recipes and I will help you with the one thing I always found so difficult – MEAL PLANNING!  Remember – your health and fitness success is 80% nutrition. You can get all the results and support you need right in your own home – and you don’t have to do it alone!