Friday, January 23, 2015

10 Tips for a HEALTHY Weekend



So it's Friday and you've been working so hard all week to follow your healthy eating habits, find time to workout and have been drinking your H2O!  Woo hoo!!  You're feeling fantastic and are ready to reward yourself with a rest day, some cheat meals and some fun with your friends!!

While there's absolutely NOTHING wrong with that (I actually recommend doing all of the above), most of us tend to back track on the weekends and completely undo all of our hard work that we put in over the week!  So to avoid doing just that, I've put together my list of 10 TIPS for a HEALTHY WEEKEND:

1.  Make sure to workout on FRIDAY (maybe even push yourself a little harder than you have the rest of week) If you know you're going out after work, maybe wake up early and fit in your workout that morning.  Making time for that weekend kick-off workout will make you feel productive, happy (endorphins!!) and you'll be less likely to go completely overboard the rest of the weekend.  

2. Avoid going overboard on the DRINKS!  While alcohol is one of the main beverages that I'm referring to, it's not the ONLY one!  People are much more likely to go for the sodas, sugary juices and sweetened teas (I'm totally guilty of this one...but it's SO GOOD!), when they're out and about on the weekends.  If you're out at a restaurant or gathering, enjoy your drink of choice, but be sure not to overdo it.  Switch to water or alternate to water between drinks so that you're consuming less sugar, alcohol, caffeine or whatever it is that you tend to indulge on.

3. Try to find a friend to hold you accountable.  Accountability is KEY! If you know you're going out with a bunch of friends and there's going to be peer pressure, at least you and your friend will have each other to team up together and stick to your guns! (if you need accountability partners, I've got a whole group of them and you're more than welcome to join us in our private facebook group!)  

4. Get Outdoors!  Most of us have been cooped up in an office all week, sitting at a desk and just going outside, enjoying the sunlight, getting in that extra vitamin D and taking in some fresh air can help us to feel happier and make healthier choices. 

5. Pack a bag with some healthy snacks to bring along in your car with you when you're busy and on-the-go during the weekend.  Many of us tend to be busy with activities, don't plan ahead and are "stuck" with grabbing fast food or unhealthy convenience store snacks on the road.  I personally love the convenience of my Shakeology packets that I can toss in my purse and mix up whenever I need a super-healthy, filling meal on-the-go!  (I even get in all my daily vitamins! Win-win!)

6.  Make a deal with yourself on Friday morning:  "I can have 1 (or 2) indulgences this weekend, but for each unhealthy choice that I make after that, I will add an extra 10 minutes of exercise each day, next week.  That way, you'll think twice about that second helping of cake or that chocolate dipped, sprinkle-covered doughnut from Dunkin' on Sunday morning after church.

7.  Or, rather than "punishing" yourself for over-indulging on those cheat meals, REWARD YOURSELF for sticking to your guns and making healthy choices over the weekend.  
For example, if you know the last weekend that you went out with your friends, you drank way too many alcoholic beverages or went crazy on the Starbuck's coffees (I know... I used to be obsessed with the White Chocolate Mocha---until I found out it had almost 600 calories and 75 GRAMS of SUGAR in just one drink!), then go into the weekend and tell yourself that "If I don't eat/drink ________ this weekend, then I will reward myself with _______."  You could reward yourself with some new workout gear, a new cute water bottle, that new workout program you've been seeing infomercials for, a new pair of running shoes... or maybe just something small that you've been wanting but haven't found time to get yourself".  The choice is yours, but make it worth it, because if it's not something enticing, then you'll be much more likely to just say screw it and choose the indulgence instead!

8. Keep a picture or reminder of your GOAL that you're working towards somewhere where you'll be reminded and can see it over the weekend.  Put that picture of your "dream body" that you're working towards as the screesaver or background on your phone.  Have an alarm go off everyday at a certain time that reminds you of your goal (ex: LOSE 10 LBS BY BIKINI SEASON!)  Or cut out and keep a picture of that Victoria's Secret swimsuit that you saw in the catalog and put it in your wallet so every time you go to pay for something (aka out to eat), you'll be reminded of your goals! 

9.  When you do get to enjoy a cheat meal... really ENJOY it!! Savor every little bite!!  Don't scarf it down as fast as you can, leaving you wanting more!  Take small bites, let it sit in your mouth for a few seconds and know that you DESERVE that cheat meal and you worked hard for it.  Don't feel guilty. 

10.  Stay hydrated!  I know... it wouldn't be a *HEALTHY TIPS* list without the big H.2.O!!!  Our bodies are made up of mostly water (isn't it some 70+% water or something crazy?)  I don't see how that's even possible, but I suppose I believe it!   Most of us are constantly dehydrated, so make sure that you're filling up your water bottle and drinking at least HALF your body weight in ounces of water per day! (for example, if you're 140 lbs, you should aim to drink at least 70 ounces of water per day!)

NOW GO AND....


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Want to be a #GIRLBOSS? Work from home, get fit and change lives while building your dream life!


Interested in becoming a GIRLBOSS? Just fill out the application below and I will contact you with more details!

 I'll be accepting 5 lucky ladies who will be personally mentored by me to start their own business from home, while getting fit and healthy and helping others do the same!


Ok so this year I am ready to FLY!!!! I have a new business open and I am looking for 5 lucky ladies who want to work from home, stay fit, and grow as a leader! These new coaches will be mentored by me and will be placed in an amazing position in my organization...If i knew what i knew now, i would be jumping all over this Opportunity!! SOOOOOOO Who's in? Who wants to start earning $500 a month, get in shape and become a great leader???

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Let me HELP YOU get HEALTHY & FIT in 2015

Is it just me or do New Year's resolutions that involve quitting something seem like you're just setting yourself up for failure?! It's like as soon as you "give something up", that's ALL you think about! I know because I tried to give up soda, fast good, caffeine, sweets...you name it!! I was never successful at quitting ANY of them for New Years, but what I find to be kind of neat is that today, I have pretty much successfully crossed all of those off my list (other than the occasional treat). But the way that I did it wasn't using the mindset of depriving myself of something, but by finding healthier alternatives and reaching myself how to live a healthier lifestyle all around. And I don't even find myself craving or missing those unhealthy "treats" anyways.

Now it's a new year and my resolution is to help at least 5 people a month get healthy, fit and reach their own goals! I'm so excited to be able to help teach others how to do the same thing and make healthier choices and change their lives in a positive way!
Starting on Monday, I'll be helping my new challengers who are doing the 21 Day Fix program, for the first time, plan out their meals using these cute little portion control containers and start their new healthier lifestyle for 2015!!
I'll be going through my applications this evening and replying back to everyone who is interested, so if you haven't gotten around to it yet, be sure to take 30 seconds to fill it out tonight and get on the list. I can't wait to help you all get healthy and fit this year!!!!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

FREE Insanity MAX:30 Cardio Challenge Workout Preview



Since it is Christmas Eve, my FREE gift to you is a chance to join me in a workout RIGHT NOW and try out the new Insanity MAX:30 program for yourself! See me MAX OUT at 8:55!!! See me reach my limit where I have to stop to breathe! If you try it out, let me know what you think! And don't push yourself too hard! (I'm stubborn and refuse to use the modifier, so it's tough!)

know it's Christmas Eve, but I still gotta get my workout in! I hope that with some of these posts, I can inspire some of you out there!! I don't post pictures and videos of my progress to brag, I do it to show you all that if I can do it...ANYONE can do it!! Do you know how many excuses I could think of NOT to do this?
Let's see...
I've got a metal plate & 6 screws in my hip, holding my pelvis together
I've had 3 c-sections
I've got 4 wild & crazy kids
I don't have time
I don't have a gym membership or an at home gym to workout in
I could go on and on, but ya know what...I make TIME to workout just 30 minutes a day (usually with my kids jumping in circles around me), in my fairly small living room and I have chosen to make a career from home by simply doing my very best to inspire others along my journey and help people like YOU figure out where to start and how to accomplish your own health and fitness goals!!

INTERESTED IN TRYING THE NEW INSANITY MAX:30 PROGRAM FOR YOURSELF???
JUST FILL OUT THIS FORM BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO JOIN MY BETA TEST GROUP WHERE YOU'LL GET:

*THE ENTIRE INSANITY MAX:30 FITNESS PROGRAM
*SHAKEOLOGY
*ME AS YOUR FREE ONLINE COACH
*FREE BEACHBODY MEMBERSHIP
*FREE ONLINE SUPPORT AND ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP
*A CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES OR BE FEATURED ON THE INSANITY MAX:30 INFORMERCIAL

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Healthy Breakfast Cookie Recipe: Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies!


CONFESSION:
I totally ate cookies for breakfast!! BUT, the GOOD NEWS is: They were HEALTHY cookies (much healthier than your usual cookie anyway)  I found this awesome recipe for a yummy peanut butter and banana breakfast cookie!  (theirs includes a couple extra ingredients that I left out, but they are still pretty darn good!! Especially with my hot cup of morning coffee!)

With wholesome ingredients like oats, whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, banana and peanut butter, you can even start the day with one of these delicious cookies! But they taste so delicious you can still serve them for dessert. Get creative with mix ins, they would be great with different chocolate chips, nuts or even dried fruit mixed in.


PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA BREAKFAST COOKIES:
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I used vanilla flavor)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or No-Nut butter if you have nut allergies)
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet or dark can also be used)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a food processor (or mixer) combine softened butter, Greek yogurt, peanut butter and banana and puree or mix until well combined. Add in vanilla and eggs and mix well.
In a separate bowl combine flour, oats, salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and brown sugar. Mix until well combined.
In a large bowl, combine wet and dry ingredients as well as your chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
Scoop or spoon cookie dough, approximately two tablespoons per cookie, onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned on.
Store in an airtight container. I prefer to keep a few on hand in the refrigerator and store the rest in zipper style freezer bags in the freezer. You can pull them out the night before to thaw, or just pop them into the microwave for a few seconds to defrost. Enjoy


Read more at http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/2013/06/21/peanut-butter-banana-white-chocolate-breakfast-cookies/#6hLwJtGbxtS9jbPA.99

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Year, New You! Get Motivated to Lose Weight, Get Toned and Start a Healthy Lifestyle for 2015 with Me As Your FREE Coach!



Hello and Happy Holidays!!

As 2014 comes to an end and 2015 begins, I know many of us want to get started on the right foot and start making healthier choices, lose the holiday weight and get into a regular routine of working out and getting active, even if it’s only taking small steps in the right direction.

Well, I wanted to extend an invitation to you to make that step in the right direction right in time for the New Year! I want to be your FREE health and fitness coach! Whether you’ve already got a Beachbody fitness program at home, or need help with finding the right type of exercises that will help with the particular areas that you want to work on, I’m here to help!  I want to share my best tips for losing weight, toning up, and eating healthy on a budget with you!  I want to be there to support, encourage, motivate and teach you how to live a healthier lifestyle.  Will you let me do that?

If you are interested in a completely FREE over-the-phone or online chat with me to discuss your personal health and fitness goals for 2015, so that I can help you set up a plan of action that WILL WORK, then all you need to do is take 1 minute of your time to answer just a couple of questions for me and I will be in touch to get you started!

I currently have 15 available spots available for the most popular Online Support & Accountability Challenge Group of the year and the first of 2015.  These spots will fill VERY QUICKLY, since many of us have New Year’s Resolutions to get healthy, lose weight and get in shape! They will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis and you must submit your form (below) by December 23rd.  If the spots are all filled by then, you will be put on a waiting list for February’s group.

I’m so excited to get 2015 STARTED STRONG!!

FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS BEFORE WE CAN DISCUSS YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS FOR 2015 ON A FREE CALL OR CHAT! J

Your Coach,



If you are not currently working with a Beachbody Coach, and want me to be your FREE personal health and fitness coach, sign up HERE!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A #GIRLBOSS? Apply to Join Me For a Sneak Peak into Beachbody Coaching


I'm opening up a private informational group for any ladies who want to know more about what I do as a *Beachbody Coach*.  This is an incredible chance to get any of your questions answered, see what kind of money you can make doing this, WHAT exactly it is that we do as coaches and so much great information!!

If you'd like to be added to this private #GIRLBOSS Sneak Peak into Coaching group on Facebook, just be sure to fill out the application below by 12PM on Sunday December 14th.  Be sure that we are friends on Facebook (you can add me here) and you'll be set and ready to go on Monday, December 15th! It's totally FREE and will be packed with some awesome information and a chance to win a nice prize at the end of it.