Everything is going to be okay

Life, it can pack up a punch sometimes, right? You wake up with determination and before you know it the day runs you over and you’re just trying to stay on your feet.

–> You might be holding some lottery tickets that didn’t pan out.
–> You might be fighting with loved ones or friends.RTC 252
–> You might have had the best of intentions to stay positive but the day ran you over.
–> You might be struggling to find the sun through the clouds.
–> You might be dealing with sickness.
–> You might be working at the worst job ever.

You’re facing something hard right now, I know it.

But listen to me, every little thing is going to be okay. It might not all come together today, tomorrow or this week but it will all be okay.

Inhale.
Exhale.
Just breath.
It will all be okay.

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I <3 Me Challenge

I <3 MeI’m so excited about my newest challenge group for the  21 Day Fix called, I ❤ Me!! I will be accepting 3 new people to join me  in February!

  • Are you looking to drop a few pants sizes?
  • Want to lose 5-10 lbs?
  • Are you looking to get in the best shape of your life?
  • Are you wanting to learn all about portion control?

Event 1What is the 28 Day Challenge?

I personally host challenge groups via Facebook. In this group we will spend a week meal prepping and stocking our pantries, learning how to get prepared and plan for success. Then we will start our fitness and nutrition on 2/2/16 . As your coach I will be doing daily check in’s and providing support and encouragement, along with the other challengers.

How do I join?

As your coach we chat about your personal health and fitness goals. I help determine if this group is the right fit for you, based on your goals.  Event 2

Once you purchase your challenge pack I add you to the group and I help you get started.

To join, apply below. I will send you a text/email or Facebook message to go over the next steps.

Why do I need a coach?

  • I take coaching people very seriously and do all I can to ensure you reach your goals.
  • I am extremely passionate about helping people change their lives.
  • I will become your personal accountability partner and give you one on one support if you need it.
  • I have experience and I have helped a lot of people make changes in their health and fitness.
  • I share a ton of tips n tricks and lots of recipes to help you feel like you have a variety of options!
  • But more importantly, I know how hard it is to make a change and how overwhelming it can be. I know it seems hard to think about changing but I’m there to guide you, one small step at a time.

Why a Challenge group?

As someone who has personally struggled staying on track with my health and fitness, I know how important it is to have support.  I am passionate about helping others by keeping them accountable, encouraging them, helping them with questions, and being a support.  With my challenge groups I equip you for everything you will need to succeed and help your reach your goals, better yet, I am FREE!!! I do not charge for any of my coaching.. How many personal trainers would do that for you???

What is the 21 Day Fix?

This is the #1 program I recommend to my clients because I’ve seen it work over and over again.10341677_10204668795467967_8497678671323212440_n

✔ It’s simple.
✔ It’s smart.
✔ It’s doable (for everyone)
✔ It’s tailored to you (no one size fits all meal plan)

When you start this program with me and commit you are getting:

✔ The meal plan with the containers.
✔ DVD and direct online access to your home workouts that work every single body part and incorporate both strength training and cardio.
✔ 1 entire month of a super food shake that curbs hunger, reduces cravings and tastes like dessert.
✔ One on one coaching.
✔ Online accountability from a private group that will support you along your journey.
✔ One week to learn how to shop for healthy food, prepare for the journey and learn how to meal plan.

You have nothing to lose..except some inches and you’ll gain a ton of confidence. I guarantee this program works and if it doesn’t, you’ll get your money back!

 

Eat your veggies!

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Are you eating your veggies?

I love salads but after awhile they get kind of boring. My favorite way to cook veggies is to roast them in the oven.

Today’s medley: brussel sprouts, carrots, butternut squash and red potatoes.

Directions: Roast them in the oven at 425.  Take them out when they’re fork tender.

If following the 21 Day Fix: 2 green and 1 yellow.

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.

Workout Wednesday: ARMS

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Workout Wednesday: ARM DAY!

I love working my upper body and with summer around the corner, who doesn’t want amazing tank top arms!

I did this arm workout a few days ago and it was AMAZING! It was challenging but I felt strong and powerful at the same time.

If you want to try this all you need is a set of dumbbells. I used 15 pound weights but you could do this workout with light weights if you are a beginner. It took me about 20 minutes to go through all sets with short breaks in the middle.

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.

Dreams don’t work unless you do!

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If someone was asked to describe me in 10 words or less I’m guessing one of those words would be thrifty and another word would be determined. When you take those two words and put them together you get me, a hard worker who doesn’t like to buy anything unless it’s on sale. I prefer to keep my money in the bank and I’m always overthinking things when I do have to spend money.

That doesn’t mean I don’t like nice things or want to buy nice things. It just means that I think about it, save and put myself through a lot of emotional torment when making a big purchase. I’ve been known to want something, walk away and think about it only to return to buy it and it’s gone.

I’ve had my eye on a Vitamix for a couple of years. I’ve wanted one but didn’t think that spending the money on it fit into our budget.  Dallas even bought me one for Christmas this last year but I took it back the next day because I felt guilty about spending the money. I told myself that I would earn one myself and buy it when the timing seemed right.

I’ve been working really hard with Beachbody for the last 9 months. I’ve been saving almost all of the income I’m earning and trying to be smart with our finances. Today I decided to spend what I earned last week and finally buy my Vitamix. It was on sale at Costco and the timing just seemed right.

When I put it in the van today I was in tears. I cannot believe how blessed I am to be helping other women change their lives and I’m also changing mine. I’m staying home with my kids and earning a full-time income. If I didn’t have Beachbody my kids would have to be in daycare before and after school and Austin would have to go full time. I’m home and making my dreams come true, earning enough to keep my kids home. I have freedom and that’s priceless.

If you’d like to find out more information on how I’m earning an income while staying at home with my kids you can apply here: https://coachashleyjoy.wufoo.com/forms/join-team-chaos-coach-application/