Start Over Today…

Confession: I have fallen off the wagon with my healthy eating. I finished the 21 Day Fix Extreme and kept my momentum going for almost two weeks. Then I slowly started to slide down that slippery slope of little treats here and there. I truly think moderation is key to having a healthy lifestyle and having treats isn’t bad. But I haven’t been having anything in moderation. I’ve been indulging and I’m now feeling pretty unhappy with myself.

What I could say is, “I’ll just refocus on Monday and really get back on track” but why wait until Monday?
What I could say is, “I’ll just enjoy the weekend. I’ve already let go, I might as well enjoy myself.” but that’s just going to take me further from my goals.

What I can do is refocus today…on a Thursday. You don’t need a Monday to start over. If you’ve indulged on a meal you don’t have to ruin the rest of your day. You can always refocus and make the next meal on track with your goals.

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Food Matters: Jicama

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Spotlight on…Jicama!

I just discovered jicama recently and I’m absolutely IN LOVE with it!

Jicama is a root vegetable and has the texture of a radish. It is very mild in flavor and is a little sweet.

Benefits of jicama:

  • Jicama is one of the very low calorie root vegetables.  Its high quality phyto-nutrition profile comprises of dietary fiber, and anti-oxidants, in addition to small proportions of minerals, and vitamins.
  • It is one of the finest sources of dietary fiber; particularly excellent source of oligofructose inulin, a soluble dietary fiber. The root pulp provides 4.9 mg or 13% of fiber. Inulin is a zero calorie sweet inert carbohydrate. It does not metabolize inside the human body, which make the root an ideal sweet snack for diabetics and dieters.
  • It is full of vitamin C; providing about 20.2 mg or 34%  of vitamin C per 100 g. Vitamin-C is a powerful water-soluble anti-oxidant that helps body scavenge harmful free radicals, thereby offers protection from cancers, inflammation and viral cough and cold.
  • Plus. the root provides healthy amounts of some important minerals like magnesium, copper, iron and manganese.

I like to add jicama to my salad for added crunch.  It would also be great with hummus.

If it’s important, you’ll find a way!

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You can face today with fierceness and find a way to attack your goals or you can find an excuse. The choice is always yours.

Life will throw you a lot of things that will make excuses easy to find but overcoming them and pressing forward anyways is where the magic happens.

I’m attacking my goals with fierceness today!! I have a brand new group of ladies in an accountability group and I can’t wait to lead them in the next 21 days. I can’t wait to have them help me be accountable too.

A bad day doesn’t equal a bad life.

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Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life. Bad days are going to happen to all of us. It’s how you handle the bad days that’s important.

Whenever I am having a bad day I think to myself, “There are people in this world who have to walk miles and miles to get water everyday. I just turn on my tap and that stuff just flows out. They’d switch places with me in a heart beat to have my “bad day”.”

Sometimes all I need is a little perspective to realize my bad day isn’t as bad as I’m letting myself believe it is.

My soul food.

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Running is my soulmate workout. It’s the one exercise that makes my soul feel happy and refreshed. Running does more for my mind than it does for my body.

I haven’t been running because I’ve been focusing on other fitness goals but today my soul needed to run. My body didn’t want to push that dang BoB around but my mind was craving the magic that only running brings.

I set out on this run with a head full of worries, a weary soul and tired spirit. Within a few minutes the tears were flowing and I don’t even know what triggered it. It’s just something that happens on a run.

I wish I could say that the worries are gone and that I don’t feel weary anymore but I can say that I feel better now than I did before I started.

Tears today water the green grass of tomorrow.

Beachbody on Demand

Have you ever wanted to have access to several Beachbody workouts at one time and have the ability to play them anywhere you’d like?  Have you ever gone to the gym or on vacation and wanted to do a Beachbody workout but didn’t want to take all the DVD’s and a DVD player with you? What if there was a way you could stream your workouts from anywhere you wanted straight to your phone, computer, or tablet?  What if there was Beachbody on Demand???

Well, the wait is finally over and Beachbody has finally gone digital!  You will now have the ability to stream workouts from your computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone.  There will be 11 full workout programs to choose from and more will be added every single month.

You’re probably wondering  much it costs and how to get it….

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If you could give up the price of ONE coffee a week and get $1,500 worth of our best Beachbody stuff in return, would you do it?

All you need is access to an internet connection, you can do just that. You’ll get $1,500.00+ worth of Beachbody workout programs, professional nutrition guides, personalized meal plans, coaching, and…..for FOR LESS THAN ONE CUP OF COFEE at Starbucks per week. ($2.99)

Yes, I’m dead serious. Yes, this deal is THAT good.

Beachbody on Demand is now included in the TeamBeachbody Club Membership and for just $2.99 a week (billed quarterly for $38.87) you’ll have access to all of those workout programs, workout calendars and the  meal plans.

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When you join the TeamBeachbody Club you are getting a complete package to change your health.  You’re not only get access to the Beachbody on Demand Digital Library but you’ll also receive a 10% discount on all of your purchases, have access to custom meal plans and one on one coaching from me.

Sign up for the TeamBeachbody Club Membership Now! 

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Beachbody on Demand is perfect for anyone who is wanting to try a variety of workouts and have the freedom to take them anywhere they’d like.  There is also a  ‘Purchased Programs’ feature of On Demand is scheduled to launch by the end of March 2015 and is not currently available.
This allows paid Club members to stream DVD programs they have purchased from Beachbody or TeamBeachbody.  Programs available to stream after purchase under Purchased Programs currently include: 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, and T25.

 Teambeachbody Club Membership and Shakeology together to help you succeed! 

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Here’s what’s included:

  • A 90-day Premium membership to the Team Beachbody Club with Beachbody On Demand. (After 90 days, you will be charged the quarterly Club membership price).
  • 30-day supply of Shakeology which will convert to Shakeology Home Direct (our monthly autoship program) after 30 days.

At $140 USD, this Challenge Pack is a phenomenal deal! You’ll save $28 USD as opposed to buying these items separately!!

The Club & Shakeology Challenge Pack is ideally suited for anyone who’s new to Beachbody, undecided about which fitness program to try, or someone who would love the convenience of accessing Beachbody workouts—anytime, anywhere.

Get the TeamBeachbody Club Membership and Shakeology Now! 

21 Day Fix Extreme: Results

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Wow!!  I can’t believe that my 21 days of extreme are over!  I won’t lie, this last week was by far the hardest of the two weeks.  The finish line seemed so close yet so far away.  When I did the original 21 Day Fix (see my results here) the last week was the easiest but with extreme I really struggled mentally and just wanted to be done.  But when I put my mind to something I don’t quit, no matter how much I want too.

Day 1 and Day 21 Comparison:

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I really wanted to get to 119 lbs but I think this is the weight my body is destined to be at.  I’m .4lbs lower than when I did the original fix.

Day 1 vs Day 15:

Weight: 126 and 120.1

Chest: 34 and 32

Right Arm: 10.5 and 10.25

Left Arm: 10.5 and 10.25

Hips: 34.5 and 32.25

Right Thigh: 20 and 18.25

Left Thigh: 20 and 18.25

Waist: 28.5 and 26

Overall:  I’m down 5.9 lbs and 11.75 inches overall!

Workout Recaps:

Day 15 – Plyo Fix Extreme: I hated this workout the first week.  It made me sore for days and days.  The second week it wasn’t so bad and by the third week I actually liked it.  Each week I tried to up my weights on each of the workouts but with this one I stuck with 7.5 lbs.  Jumping with 10 lb weights was too hard for me.

Day 16 – Upper Fix Extreme:  I love working my upper body and I think this was my favorite workout of all the extreme workouts.  I used 15 lb weights this week and it was challenging.  I was very sore the next day but it’s worth it to see some change in my biceps.

Day 17 – Pilates Fix Extreme: I remember doing this workout in the first week and thinking it was Chinese torture with a resistance band.  But on this last week I really loved it.  I had been working hard on my core and I could really tell a difference in my core strength when I did this workout for the third time.

Day 18 – Lower Fix Extreme: I was having an awful day on this day and I remember dreading doing this workout.  I hate working my legs and I had nothing in my tank to push hard.  I gave this workout a crappy effort and felt bad when I was done.  I followed the countdown to competition plan all week and I think the carb depletion bit me in the booty that day.

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Day 19 – Cardio Fix Extreme: I should have taken a video of this workout because its a lot of fun.  I love to get my heart rate up and do some awesome cardio moves.  This workout has you do two moves with weights that work upper and lower body and then a 30 second challenging cardio move.

Day 21 – Dirty 30 Extreme:  I didn’t like Dirty 30 in the original fix because it was hard but I started to love this workout by the end of my extreme journey.  All of these moves work your upper and lower body at the same time.  It gets my heart rate really climbing and challenges me.  I enjoyed this workout a lot.  It could of been because I knew I was so close to being done too.  That’s a great motivator.

How the meal plan went:

At my weight I was eating 3 green(veggies), 2 purple (fruit), 4 red (protein), 2 yellow (carbs), 1 blue (healthy fats), 1 orange (nuts/seeds or dressing) but when I was doing the Countdown to Competition I was eating 3 green, 6 red and 1 yellow.  I followed the Countdown to Competition plan most of week 3.  There was one fall back day to extreme on day 17 but I also did one on day 20 too.  The C2C plan was challenging in the last days.  I was getting really cranky from the carb depletion and I just knew for my own sanity that I had to listen to my body and take another day on the regular plan.

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I was eating a lot of veggies and protein the last week.  I didn’t take many photos because my meals were very repetitive.

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I had been eating a lot of spinach salads since starting the 21 Day Fix Extreme and I’m over them. I recently found this broccoli slaw at Trader Joe’s and I’m in love!

Here’s what I did:
–>I cooked up some chicken breast with some salt free spices.
–>While I cooked the chicken I added the broccoli slaw to a small skillet with a little bit of water and brought it to a boil. My goal was to make the slaw a little tender so it resembled a veggie pasta instead of a slaw.
–>I measured out the slaw, chicken and tomatoes added a little rice wine vinegar and Sriracha. 

It was refreshing, filling and delicious!

If you’re following the fix its: 1 red and 1.5 green.

IMG_0521I did discover an amazing new Shakeology recipe this week too! It really helped me with my sweet cravings during this last week.

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Results and Review: 

Like I said at the beginning, I’m down 5.9 lbs and 11.75 inches.  I feel better than I have in a long time.  After I did the original 21 Day Fix in August 2014 I got lazy with  my nutrition.  I still exercised a lot but I started to eat things again that I know are bad for me.  I indulged more than a person needs too.  I always believe in living a life of moderation with treats occasionally but I was going overboard and it showed.  I gained back 5.5lbs of my original results from August to February.  I needed this program to refocus my energy towards health and away from the snack foods that I let control my life.  I needed to prove to myself again that I could get my eating under control and get results.

I’m 34 years old, I’ve had 3 kids and I’m in better shape today than I was before I had kids.  In fact, I’m in better shape than I was when I graduated high school. This program isn’t just about weight loss for me.  It’s about proving to myself that I can have the body of my dreams even after having 3 kids.  I’m working really hard to get abs that I never even had before I had kids.  My body feels fantastic and I’m very proud of the results I achieved.

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What’s next for you? 

I can’t say enough about this amazing nutrition plan and the workouts of this program.  I’ve personally helped over 40 people use this nutrition plan and it delivers results.  If you follow it you will see inches and pounds disappear.  Is it easy, no.  Does it take work, yes.  But is it possible, absolutely.

Would you consider joining me in one of my 21 Day Fix accountability groups?  You could choose either the original 21 Day Fix or the 21 Day Fix Extreme depending on your current fitness level.  I’d love to personally help you get the results you’ve been wanting.  I believe this product works and I believe that you have what it takes to see results too.

Watch these videos to see if this might be a good fit for you.

I’d love to help you get in the best shape of your life too!! If you’d like to join me and have me by your side as you do the 21 Day Fix or the 21 Day Fix Extreme, fill out the below application and I’ll be in touch!