Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Healthy" Charleston CHEW Shakeology Bites

"Shakeomellow"
I love Charleston Chew Candy bars- those marshmellow covered in chocolate stick that always gets stuck in your teeth.

"Healthier" Version of my favorite sweet treat
What you need:
Paperplate
1 bag of NON GMO Marshmellows
1 Scoop Vegan Chocolate Shakeology
1 scoop of melted Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

What you do:
Mix the Shakeology & Extra Virgin Coconut oil on a paperplate together till it makes a smooth brownie type batter
 Dip and coat the marshmellows and lay on a paperplate and pop in freezer for 5 mins. Putting it on the paperplate will help to easily get it off.

Monday, April 6, 2015

SPRING it on- Easter Candy Detox


Spring has sprung baby...and so has the overload of Easter Candy!!   Sorry to disappoint the kids but that candy has got to get out of the house and its TIME for a CANDY DETOX and some SPRING Cleaning from the Inside Out!


WHO'S IN??

I know, it feels like just walking past the rows and rows of candy at the store that the sugar is just going to latch on to your body!!  Well...let's not let that happen!!

I've shared my team and teammates  3 Day Refresh results with you, and I absolutely love this 3 day program.  It helps keep me on track...it gets my mind refocused and my body prepped for best results of my workouts and nutrition!

So what is the 3 Day Refresh? The Refresh is a Team Beachbody Product that is meant to be a healthy alternative to cleanses that are on the market that really don't contain nutritional value.  For example, the juice cleanses, the various fasts, extreme cleanses, they really aren't the best option for you.  The Research and Development team really wanted to create a product that gives an alternative to these cleanses that will provide proper nutrition and was safe and effective at helping you with rapid weight loss!

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3-Day Refresh + 30 Days of Shakeology and Clean Eating

What comes with the Refresh Kit?  With the basic Refresh kit you get 3 Shakeology packets, 3 packets of the Fiber Sweep, 6 packets of the Vanilla Refresh, a nutritional guide and program manual.

How do you do the Refresh?  You drink a Shakeology Shake for breakfast with a serving of fruit from the book.  You get to have the Fiber Sweep as your mid-morning snack and water.  At lunch you'll have the Vanilla Refresh Shake with a serving of veggies, fruit and good fat.  For Dinner the Vanilla Fresh Shake with a meal choice from the nutritional booklet!!  You can drink green tea and water but avoid all processed foods, canned fruits and veggies, sweeteners and dairy.  You are truly cutting back to the basic to cut the bloating and help you lose weight!!




Then from there we will head straight into learning how to keep your success of the 3 Day Refresh and start clean eating and drinking Shakeology every day for 30 days!  The awesome part is that the 3 Day Refresh and Shakeology Pack is ON SALE this month...AND, better yet, it comes with a FREE 30 DAY TRIAL OF BEACHBODY ON DEMAND!!!  So that means for the length of our group you can workout to your choice of 14 Beachbody Fitness programs right from your laptop, iPad, phone, computer, any mobile device!!   



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3-Day Refresh Results


So this is a pretty "sweet" deal we've got going on... Let's Recap!

Support and Accountability Group Details 
  • 3 Day Refresh Complete Kit and  30 days worth of Shakeology (AKA "Challenge Pack" - ON SALE for $140 GET $10 cashback from ME
  • With Challenge Pack Purchase you get Beachbody On Demand FREE for 30 days! (streaming of Beachbody Fitness programs from all your mobile devices!).
  • You get ME as your coach to help guide you through the 30 Days! (I must be your  free Team Beachbody Coach to participate in the group!)
  • Access to my PRIVATE accountability and support group.
  • You get to feel great and learn clean eating and how to be healthy!!
  • FREE 3 day refresh Shaker Cup
Ready...Let's GO!!  SPACE IS LIMITED!!!






Beachbody on DEMAND

Beachbody On Demand... Workout Anywhere, Anytime!

Look no further...you no longer need a DVD player to workout to your favorite Beachbody fitness programs!!!  YAHOO!!!  No matter where you are, as long as you have a mobile device and internet connection, you can workout and stay in shape wherever you go!! Try it free below!

Beachbody has released "Beachbody On Demand"!  I am SO excited about this for my customers.  This gives you the ability to stream (YES, instantly stream) all your favorite Beachbody fitness programs directly from your phone, tablets, computers, and all your mobile devices!!  This digital Beachbody library will be updated each month with different programs so you'll always have something new to try out!  OR, if you're one who likes to go through the entire program, you'll have lots to choose from! I did my workouts RIGHT ON THE BEACH! 

WHAT IS BEACHBODY ON DEMAND?
Beachbody On Demand (BOD) is a new feature of the Team Beachbody CLUB that provides unlimited access to stream Beachbody fitness programs directly to your mobile devices!  This is available to any PAID Club Members and they'll have access to workout anywhere, anytime!  




WHAT FITNESS PROGRAMS ARE INCLUDED IN THE DIGITAL LIBRARY?

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Proven Fitness Programs

1.  Member Library  -  This gives paid Club members unlimited access to stream a selection of Beachbody programs.  The programs listed below are the FULL fitness program and also includes the nutrition guides and worksheets and all the extra information that comes with the program.  The current Member Library collection includes:  
  • P90X
  • P90X2
  • P90X3
  • Insanity
  • TurboFire
  • Brazil Butt Lift
  • Ten Minute Trainer
  • ChaLENE Extreme
  • Insanity: The Asylum Vol 1
  • Tony One-on-One (vol 1)
  • Hip Hop Abs
  • Tei CHANG

2.  News and Noteworthy - Provides individual sample workouts of some of the newest and bestselling Beachbody programs to give paid Club Members a taste of the program before they decide to buy.  Sample workouts available to stream under the New and Noteworthy Library include:
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Expert Trainers
  • 21 Day Fix: Total Body Cardio
  • 21 Day Fix Extreme: Plyo
  • Body Beast: Chest/Tri
  • PiYo: Sweat
  • Insanity Max:30 Sweat Intervals
  • P90: Sculpt A
  • Slim in 6: Start it Up
  • Focus T25: Alpha Cardio


3. Purchased Programs:  This allows paid Club members to stream DVD programs they have purchased from Beachbody, Team Beachbody.  Programs available to stream after purchased under Purchased Programs currently include:  21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme and T25.

WHO IS BEACHBODY ON DEMAND GOOD FOR?
BOD is perfect for ANYONE!!  If you are just starting out with Beachbody fitness programs, this is a great place to start.  It will give you access to a wide variety of programs so that you can "test" them out and see which one is a good fit for you!
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All-Access Pass to Beachbody Programs!

Maybe you have "Fitness ADD"...hehe... If you are one who likes to jump around to different fitness programs and not be stuck on ONE program for a length of time, then having the variety at your fingertips is a perfect option for you so that you never get bored with ONE fitness program!

Do you TRAVEL a lot??  Well...you NO LONGER have the excuse that you don't have a DVD player  when you are away on business travel or vacation!!  It is right there available for you anytime you want!!  Heck...you could even get a group working out on the airplane!  wink wink!!

This is really going to be perfect for anyone!!  There's NO limit and no more excuses that you don't have access to working out!  

WHEN IS THIS RELEASED?
Yesterday!!  Yes...on March 2nd, Beachbody rolled out with this amazing and exciting new feature!  So if you are currently a PAID CLUB MEMBER then you have access to this.  The Club membership also gives you access to tons of other resources and tools to help you along your fitness journey!

So what is the cost of the Beachbody Club Membership??  
The cost of the Club Membership is $2.99 per week, but it is billed quarterly at $38.87 per quarter (also comes out to be $0.43 a day!!!).  This is an amazing value of over $1,000 in fitness programs and resources.  

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Beachbody Club Membership Benefits
                                                                           Try it free for 30 days

Well...here's what is SUPER cool.  Beachbody is combining their proven combination of success together with the Beachbody On Demand features.  There's a great new Challenge Pack option that includes Beachbody On Demand, so you can combine your NUTRITION with your FITNESS to have the all-around package for success.  

The Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack will include one month supply of Shakeology PLUS access to the Beachbody On Demand for 90 days, all for only $140!!!  And you'll also be able to be in my customer support and accountability group and get 1:1 support to help you reach your goals! 

You can get the club membership by contacting your current Beachbody coach and asking how you can upgrade to the club or you can contact me if you do not have a coach and I can walk you through the steps to get the club membership.

If you are ready to try out the Beachbody On Demand and get the support and accountability that you need to help you reach your goals, then I am here for you and ready to help you through your health and fitness journey!  You get 90 days to try out any program offered in the Member Library and you'll get the nutritional support of Shakeology plus the accountability with me as your coach!  What are you wanting for?  

Friday, April 3, 2015

10 Tips for Eating out


Its Friday and I'm sure your weekend is packed with holiday parties, meeting with friends, birthday parties or dinner at a restaurant. As I'm writing this sentence my blood pressure is already starting to rise because I know that all of these things are filled with high fat, sugary, and hard to resist temptations.

Planning is best, when you are out you always need a game plan. You should avoid eating out as much as possible because once you enter a restaurant you surrender control over what is in your food. I have a bunch of snacks packed in the car so we don't run into food emergencies!  Here are some tips for when you do eat out! 

1. Develop an "I don't have to eat it all!" Mindset. Make up your mind before you go that you don't have to get the most bang for your buck by cleaning your plate. KEEP YOUR GOAL IN MIND.

2. Satisfy hunger only-Don't Gorge. Eat for the purpose of satisfying your hunger, but no more. 

3. Start small and green. Start your meal with a salad, without dressing. Use a spritz of lemon or some balsamic vinegar. Pack your own dressing from the 21 day fix

4. Broth is best. When there is no salad option have a broth based soup. 


5. NO BREAD PLEASE! Remember this is not helping you achieve your 10 pound weight loss goal.


6. Clean Cooking techniques rock! Look for entree options featuring steamed or raw veggies and grilled, baked or roasted meats or fish. If they aren't listed, ask the server to prepare it that way. Oh and don't always trust the low fat or fat free symbols. I always ask for everything DRY and tell them I have a diary allergy so its not covered in Butter.

7. Portion control is in. Have a good look at your plate when it arrives. Ask for a doggie bag and split your meal in half. TAKE your containers!! 

8. EAT SLOW The practice of chewing each mouthful a min of 25 times. It gives your body a chance to recognize when you are becoming full. (This is very hard to do when you are with kids, because you never know when they have had enough and you will have to leave your meal behind to take the kids out). 

9. Skip the Alcohol You want to avoid alcohol because sugar can derail you in the most powerful way. Have sparkling water with lemon or lime slices.

10. Stop before the end. Think of your plan to shed those pounds, if you can't resist something sweet ask for a dish of fresh fruit and leave it at that!


If you can't resist the dessert table then pack a few clean cookies in a Ziploc bag and pull them out with your coffee while everyone else is eating their sugar laden cookies and cake. If you have to go through a drive through, familiarize yourself with the menu. Never super size and make smart food choices by ordering grilled chicken and a side salad. Cut up the chicken and place on salad and go with olive and vinegar dressing or, low fat balsamic. 




At Chick fila (which we eat often!) I order a Fresh Grilled Market Salad- Its 1 RED 1-GREEN 1- purple 1-BLue and I take my own dressing




One of the most difficult things to manage while following a healthy lifestyle is your social life. So surround yourself with family and friends that support what you are doing and are not sabotaging your efforts. Instead of going out drinking or to a restaurant here are some alternatives.

Meet a friend at the gym

Have a game night at home with healthy clean snacks

Batters up- organize a kickball or softball game in your neighborhood or with the kids.

Volunteer together at a local charity

Meet at the park for a walk or bike ride

Go to Fit CLUB

Eating clean and creating a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to mean that you are becoming a boring person. There is so much more to experience than food and drinks! Live outside the box and you will have people wondering what you are doing because your energy and personality are on fire!!!