Hammer and Chisel Test Group:

Hammer and Chisel

Are you ready for 2016 to be your best year yet?

I am hosting an exclusive pilot group for those who are ready to take on The Master’s Hammer & Chisel. Get a start on your New Year’s Resolution and make 2016 the best year of your life.

AUTUMN-SAGI-MASTERS-HAMMER-CHISEL-1024x1024For the very first time, trainers Sagi Kalev (Body Beast) and Autumn Calabrese (21 Day Fix) have teamed up to create an expert program have teamed up to create an expert program designed to help you craft a powerful, perfectly defined body.

The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is an innovative resistance training system that incorporates three muscle-sculpting phases—Stabilization, Strength, and Power—or SSP Training. This is how Sagi and Autumn help you efficiently build, chisel, and refine a masterpiece physique in just 60 days.

All you need is 30 minutes of your day and we’ll chisel your body and follow a simplified, clean eating meal plan for 8 weeks. NO counting calories! NO counting points! NO starving yourself! Chocolate and WINE are even allowed on this plan!! How awesome is that!? This program will focus on getting you EATING CLEAN for maximum results!

This challenge starts on January 4th, 2016 and the program just launched December 1st, 2015. BE THE FIRST IN LINE to complete the new.. Master’s  Hammer & Chisel!! You can be anywhere in the US or Canada to join my *Accountability Test Group.*

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All workouts are done in the comfort of your own home, on your own time. You’ll have ME as your personal coach.. walking you through every step of the program on a daily basis! This is a GREAT couples workout!! Not only is it FUN, but it’s a great bonding experience for couples to challenge and support one another!

What can you expect for results?

Hammer and Chisel Results 1

Hammer and Chisel Results 2

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Can you say AMAZING?!?

What you will get with this program:Hammer and Chisel 2
> A 60 day fitness program
> A comprehensive fitness program and guide
> 7 portion control containers
> A shaker bottle
> A 30-day supply of a superfood
> 2 bonus workouts
> Support and accountability through a group setting
> Individual coaching from me

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Give yourself grace

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I had a reality check this morning when I stepped on the scale. I had gained 7 pounds in 3 weeks and my first reaction was to beat myself up. I fall into old habits quickly and for most of my life I have hated myself and never felt like I was good enough.

But then I thought, what would I tell my friend if she were in my shoes this morning. I’d say, “Give yourself some grace.”

The truth is, I’ve been fighting through some depression this summer. I normally love to exercise and my eating isn’t always perfect but I can usually keep it good for 90% of the time. But lately, it’s been a free for all on food and zero exercise. I’ve been letting my emotions control all of my actions. I’ve been a mess and I can’t take it anymore.

All of this ends today. I need to find me again. It’s not about the number on the scale but how I feel in my own skin. I want to feel confident and happy again. I want to be proud of my hard work.

Operation: Find Ashley Again is now in session.

Transformation Tuesday

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Transformation Tuesday!!

I think all too often we like to focus on just the physical transformation and today I would like to spotlight a new coach in my downline.

This is her transformation and in 21 days she changed her body on the outside, she lost 10 lbs and 10 inches, but more importantly she had an internal transformation as well. I had the pleasure of talking to her yesterday and I was absolutely blown away with her story.

Here is what she told me:
–> She’s no longer depressed or anxious.
–> She feels confident again and she hasn’t felt that way in years.
–> Two serious health issues, that she’s been dealing with for years are correcting themselves.

She followed the 21 Day Fix meal plan completely, did her workouts and drank Shakeology. Her life is completely different and the happiness I saw in her eyes was priceless!

If you’d like to join me in an accountability group: https://coachashleyjoy.wufoo.com/forms/i-am-interested-in-joining-the-group/

3 Day Refresh:

Have you ever let your eating get out of control and before you know it the scale has creeped up 5 pounds and you feel bloated and gross? That was me earlier this week.

You might think that because I’m a fitness coach I am perfect with my nutrition and never struggle with eating bad foods. But the truth is I struggle just like everyone. I love Cheetos, beer, cake and Starbucks. I usually live by the rule of moderation (good clean eating 90% of the time and 10% freedom). However, sometimes I slip and before I know it the equation is 50/50 and the scale starts creeping up and I start to feel gross. When I start to slip up I need a complete refocus. I usually do the Shakeology Cleanse but this time I tried the 3 Day Refresh. 

Results: I lost 4.6 lbs and 2 inches off my waist.

The question I always get after doing a cleanse is “will the weight stay off?”

First of all, now that I’m done I’m putting my scale away for awhile. I only get on my scale when I’m doing a cleanse or following a new fitness program. Second, everyone’s weight fluctuates up and down a few pounds. I don’t use the scale as a measurement of my success. It’s just a tool to show that I’m detoxing my body and losing the bloating that was plaguing me.

But every time I do a cleanse my body has felt fantastic and has stayed the same shape afterwards until I let my eating slide again. Will it go up or down from here? I’m not sure because I don’t plan on being a slave to the scale. The point of this cleanse wasn’t to lose weight but to detox my body and refocus my mind.

If you’re interested in doing the 3 Day Refresh or the Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse just send me a message at ashleyjoy80@gmail.com and we can see if it’s the right fit for youRefresh Results

21 Day Fix: Breakfast Sandwich

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This is a simple breakfast to make and eat on the go!!

What you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tomato
  • a handful of spinach
  • 2 pieces of whole grain toast (I LOVE Good Seed bread by Dave’s Killer Bread)

Scramble your eggs, toast your bread, slice the tomato and assemble the sandwich.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE!!! 

I don’t add any butter to my bread and I don’t miss it at all.   Sometimes I add a few dashes of hot sauce or Sriracha to give it an extra kick.

This breakfast fills me up for several hours and it’s perfect after a hard workout!

21 Day Fix Approved:

  • 1 Red
  • 1 Green
  • 2 Yellow

I’m always running 21 Day Fix/21 Day Fix Extreme accountability groups and if you’re looking to start your journey and would like me as your coach, just apply below.

21 Day Fix Approved: Mexican Soup

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I have wanted a Vitamix for a very long time (read how I got one here) and originally my plan was to just blend up my Shakeology and make smoothies for my kids.  I knew it could do all sorts of amazing things but I didn’t think I’d even try that stuff but I was wrong.  It took me less than 2 weeks and I was ready to see what all this amazing appliance could do for me.

At lunch time today I was about to have my normal (boring) salad that I have almost every single day.  I pulled out the recipe book for my Vitamix instead.  I decided I’d make a soup but I didn’t have all the ingredients for one in the book so I created my own recipe.

21 Day Fix Approved:Mexican Soup

  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • 1/2 cup cabbage
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can chick peas
  • 1 can of Rotel
  • 1 pound of cooked chicken

I put the first 8 ingredients in my Vitamix, set it to soup setting and turned it on.  It blended for about 5 minutes and worked it’s magic. When it was done, out came a green puree (that was already warm!) that I poured into a bowl, leaving 1 cup of puree behind. I added the remaining ingredients and pulsed them until they were chopped but not pureed.  I added it to the bowl, stirred it together and at it up! It’s not the prettiest thing to look at but it was tasty!

Optional Add Ins: 

These are things I would have added but didn’t have on hand.

  • red or yellow pepper
  • cilantro
  • sour cream or greek yogurt
  • tortilla chips
  • corn
  • garlic

If you’re following the 21 Day Fix: 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 yellow per 1 1/2 cups serving.

I’m always running 21 Day Fix/21 Day Fix Extreme accountability groups and if you’re looking to start your journey and would like me as your coach, just apply below.

Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse

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I’m finally done with the Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse. This is exactly what I needed to refocus my mind and detox my body.

Results: I lost 5 lbs but didn’t take measurements but I know I lost a couple inches off my waist because all of my bloating is gone.

The question I always get about this cleanse is “will the weight stay off?”

First of all, now that I’m done I’m putting my scale away for awhile. I only get on my scale when I’m doing a cleanse or following a new fitness program. Second, everyone’s weight fluctuates up and down a few pounds. I don’t use the scale as a measurement of my success. It’s just a tool to show that I’m detoxing my body and losing the bloating that was plaguing me.

But every time I’ve done this cleanse my body has felt fantastic and has stayed the same shape afterwards until I let my eating slide again. Will it go up or down from here? I’m not sure because I don’t plan on being a slave to the scale. The point of this cleanse wasn’t to lose weight but to detox my body and refocus my mind.

If you’re interested in doing the Shakeology 3 Day Cleanse just send me an email ashleyjoy80@gmail.com . These kits come straight from me and not Beachbody and I’d love to coach you through it!

Best Stuff Ever.

 

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Snack Alert:
I start to drag around 2PM every day and I always have an afternoon pick me up. I usually eat hummus and veggies but I’m really tired of it. I decided to find a new alternative and I think I found a winner. I finally tried Justin’s Almond Butter and it was AMAZING!

This snack gave me a great pick me up because the almond butter has a good amount of protein in in and it kept me full until dinner.

I have always loved peanut butter but this beats peanut butter any day! It comes in several different flavors including maple, vanilla and plain.  They also have a chocolate hazelnut butter that’s comparable to Nutella but healthier.

If you want to buy some you can find it on amazon.

What’s your favorite afternoon snack?