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Summer Survival Accountability group

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Because amongst the travels and parties and summer nights around the fire and kids home from school and laid back vibe that SUMMER brings – it can be far too easy to lose sight of YOU time – MOM time – BALANCE – and all the things you’ve worked for leading up to summer summer summer TIME because, well you’re just out of the norm.

And sometimes you just need to know how to SURVIVE so you can then THRIVE!

By request, I am excited to bring back my SUMMER SURVIVAL accountability group!

A place to lean in on for support and tips and ideas and motivation to allow you to, you know, have your cake and eat it too and maybe just maybe have the cocktail without the guilt!

Be a priority in your life

  • We’ll focus on how to plan for vacation and top tips to maintain your fitness routine while out of routine

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  • We’ll share some grilling favorites to keep the palate happy without missing the BBQ favorites
  • We’ll chat summer cocktail swaps so you can still enjoy the late nights with neighbors without downing a days worth of calories in a single sitting

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  • And more importantly we’ll have fun, build relationships and set a solid foundation…not for a D.I.E.T. but for a lifestyle that is maintainable – beyond summer and as a way of LIVING!

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But why the containers…

Have you seen the pictures?
Watched the infomercials?
Stopped your scroll on some pretty amazing jaw dropping transformation photos?

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But you’re still NOT convinced these plastic color coded containers are really all that and a bag of chips?

That they’re really the key to not only successful weightloss-but a lifestyle that is manageable and SUSTAINABLE.

Well sit back for a minute and let me tell you WHY they are and HOW they can work for you too!

  1. First and foremost: Nutrition drives 80% of fitness resultsDay 10 Clean Eating-Abs in KitchenEver hear the saying “you can’t out run a bad fork” – its true! You can exercise until you’re blue in the face but if you’re not properly fueling your body you won’t see the results you ‘think’ you deserve! The best part is – it won’t take long for the theory to be proven true. Sure it may take a few days to adjust but in time your body will crave the greens, crave the fruits and you’ll realize you have plenty of energy without the added carbs and sugar!!!
  2. Most people who think they “eat healthy” do not eat those healthy foods in the right PORTIONSyou can be a healthy eater and still overeat .pngSure almonds are a great source of healthy fats…but a typical “serving” of almost is about twelve. TWELVE! Much less than a heaping handful you may be tempted to grab. Similar carbs like quinoa and sweet potatoes provide so many nutritional benefits but there’s a big difference between a 1/2 cup of quinoa coupled with some lean protein and veggies compared to a full cup with likely less veggies!
  3. It simplifies nutritionoften imitated never duplicated.pngThere’s a reason why you see knockoff container systems when you walk into WalMart or Bed Bath and Beyond…because the system is flipping GENIUS! But here’s the deal…they’re selling you a set of containers. We offer a full rounded SOLUTION to a problem. Success leaves clues. These companies are TRYING to duplicate what we’ve mastered but they’re missing the full picture. They’re missing the point that you need support and accountability to help you not only get started but stick with the change so it becomes your WAY OF LIFE! They’re missing the fitness component and they’re falling short. Don’t get fall in that trap!
  4. It fits all lifestyles —-
    • It doesn’t matter if you’re gluten free, vegan, Paleo or your own wild mix…you can adapt this eating plan to fit YOU and your goals. Its just about simple, clean, nutrition.
  5. It compliments any fitness regimen
    • Sure it started with the FABULOUS combo in the 21-day fix workout program – again because its to be simple and basic – but if you’re not sold on the in home fitness world its okay – whether you run, bike, swim, rock out in the gym, enjoy yoga classes, toss the iron around at CrossFit or all of the above or none of the above…you still have to eat.
    • Every day. And you should be eating in accordance with your goals.
    • These little containers can help you no matter what your goal is – and it helps you get there safely!!

They say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit…are you willing to take the test?

power of habitsI have opened enrollment for my next fitness challenge and I am inviting you to GO FOR IT!

To give it a try – amidst the summer picnics and BBQs and vacations and travels – because you know what…there is never a perfect time.

Don’t let the start stop you!

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How to bounce back after vacation

Yup…it happened.

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Yes me, the Beachbody Coach, leading online accountability groups, providing tips and advice to others about how to find the balance through the summer to have your cake and eat it too…yup –  I totally fell off the wagon!

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Somewhere in my little brain I actually did think I could do it. I thought I could balance it all and still somewhat stay the course.

However between a weekend trip to Mexico followed by my hubby heading out of town, at the same time I was participating at the Pittsburgh Fitness Expo for the weekend which led right up to packing up my family and driving to the OBX for a week long vacation capped out with a Pirate game date night – I fell down…but here’s the kicker – I’m getting right back up…and it starts TODAY!

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Let’s rewind a bit…How did it happen?

First off I’M HUMAN! 

Sure I planned, I even took my BOD (Beachbody on Demand) with me through my travels and did pretty darn good with my workouts but truth be told – my nutrition goal of 80/20 has been more in lines of 60/40…and that’s being generous.

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I fell victim to the “I worked so hard and I deserve the break” belief…

I went with the “one beer/bite/splurge” won’t hurt me approach – which is totally accurate – however I didn’t really stick with one…

I hurt my toe and allowed that to fuel some extra rest days – which are okay – but not when the nutrition suffers along side too!

So – now what?

Its time to BOUNCE BACK! And here’s what my plan of attack looks like:

  1. I made a meal plan for the week21 day fix meal plan with refresh June 6th updated

    This is sometimes the most daunting thing to do…and yes it takes time but I truly believe that this is the KEY to a successful week. Failing to plan is just the same as planning to fail. Take some time, set up your meals and know that its okay if you have to be flexible as the week goes on – but having a plan to go from will make things a lot less stressful and more successful!!!

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    I typically grab my produce from either SAMs or COSTCO (or the local farmers market when we are around on the weekend!!!) or I swing by Aldi. Because my husband and I both eat pretty clean and follow the 21-day fix portion container system – we go through A LOT of fruits and veggies. Buying in bulk saves us time and money!!!

  3. I have set aside time later today (Sunday) to for our meal prep and asked the hubby to help me so we can conquer it together and set both of us up for success. 

  4. I am kicking off the week with a 3-day REFRESH! Maegan Blinka, Megan Blinka, 3 Day refresh results, How to kick the post vacation bloat, 22 Minute Hard Corps week 1, Example 22 Minute Hard Corps Meal plan, Example 22 Minute Hard Corps Meal plan with 3 day refresh, Can you do the 3 day refresh and 22 Minute Hard Corps, Bikini Bootcamp, Virtual Bikini Bootcamp, Summer slimdown Challenge, How to lose 5 pounds in 3 days, How to drop weight for a big event,No this isn’t my first time nor my last nor do I find it as a quick fix. The 3 Day Refresh for me – is my KICKSTART! My swift kick in the booty to say: “hey – knock off those bad habits, break the sugar cycle, get rid of the junk you’ve put in your body these last few weeks, and FEEL better” I tend to BLOAT like a mad woman when I eat gluten (which is why I generally avoid it – especially beer – but lately its been a super common staple to my diet. I feel it in the way my clothes fit and I see it on the number on the scale.
  5. I am downing lemon water like its my JOB! lemon tip

    This is actually a habit I tend to get into when doing the 3-Day Refresh because its actually part of the nutrition guide…but then somewhere I along the lines I run out  of lemons or just get lazy and slowly let the habit slip. But there’s so many benefits to drinking warm lemon water at the start of your day and with the extra sodium I’ve taken in over the last few weeks – I needed this to help pull some of that extra water out!

  6. I am going to continue to remind myself – again – I AM HUMAN!

    Summer is a time for outdoor BBQs, grilling season, family get togethers, weddings and more! I focus on progress and balance – not PERFECTION! But that’s WHY I love the 21-day fix program. It allows you to find BALANCE. To live out a healthy lifestyle and then when the time comes splurge – but just once – and then jump back on track.

I’ve been through this before. I know how my body responds to exercise and proper nutrition and I know I can get there…but I do better with SUPPORT.

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If you are reading this thinking “man I can totally relate” and you would like to join me on this journey and could benefit from surrounding yourself with other like minded people who want to have their cake and eat it too – then JOIN ME in my Summer Slimdown – PICK YOUR FIX.

I will be hosting a small accountability group starting JUNE 20th – but I will only be accepting 10 participants.

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Its okay if you’re going to be on vacation or out of town for a weekend or hosting a get together.

Trust me – we’re stronger together – and together we can accomplish anything!!!