Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How to lose weight the healthy & FUN way!! Not much time left to join my FREE Online Health & Fitness Challenge Group!



I am so pumped up about my upcoming online health & fitness challenge group starting up next week!!! I seriously have some amazing people in there who are ready to help support and motivate one another through the next 30+ days!!!! They don
't even know what's in store for them this time around!!! I'm going to be giving this group the TOUGH LOVE that they will need to push through those tough days and am going to be guiding them every step of the way to make sure that they achieve their goals that they've shared with me... whether it's to lose weight, tone up, start eating healthier... you name it, they're going to achieve it!! And the prizes, contests and fun *extra credit activities I have in store for them are just the added bonuses to their success and transformation stories that are about to come out of this online support and accountability group!!! 

My personal goal as a coach is to get at least 1 more person ready to commit and join my group!! But I technically have room for about 4 more MAX!! This is a serious commitment and I only want people who are ready for the challenge and determined to change their eating habits and workout routines for the better over the next 30+ days!! If this sounds like something you're ready to do or want a little more info about, shoot me a quick private message asap so I can help get you all set up to begin with us next week!! You won't regret it!! ;)



Or email me at Crystal.Laiti@yahoo.com 


Monday, April 21, 2014

My Glucose Test Results & A Free Clean Eating Challenge!

Okay, so after Easter weekend, I'm feeling the aftermath of all those chocolate eggs, marshmallow peeps and no workouts! And thank goodness I had my glucose test for gestational diabetes last Wednesday... BEFORE the sugar overload! So whose with me and feels like doo-doo after this weekend and wants to join me in a free clean eating group on Facebook? If I can get enough people interested, I will start it up ASAP so we can start "spring cleaning" our systems out!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A healthy treat that the whole family will enjoy!

Frozen Yogurt Cupcakes


Total Time: 4 hrs. 20 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 12 servings, 1 cupcake each
Ingredients:
3½ cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. raw honey
6 medium strawberries, pureed
½ medium ripe banana, pureed
36 dark chocolate morsels (about 2 Tbsp.)
 Preparation:
1. Place 12 silicone baking cups on a baking sheet. Set aside.
2. Combine yogurt and honey in a medium bowl; mix well.
3. Place 3 Tbsp. yogurt mixture in each baking cup.
4. Top evenly with strawberries, banana, and 2 additional Tbsp. yogurt mixture.
5. Top each cupcake with 3 morsels.
6. Freeze for 4 hours, or until firm.
7. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.

Tip: You can make this recipe using silicone baking cups, a silicone muffin pan, or a regular muffin pan. When using the regular muffin pan, to remove cupcakes, dip the bottom of the pan in hot water for 20 seconds.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 63
Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 24 mg
Carbohydrate: 9 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 8 g
Protein: 7 g


P90X/P90X2 Portions (per serving)
1 single snack

P90X3 Portions (per serving)
½ carb/grain
½ protein

Body Beast Portions (per serving)
1 protein
½ fruit

21 Day Fix Portions (per serving)
1 yellow container


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What is a RhoGAM injection? My first trip to the hospital for this pregnancy!

My fun and exciting trip to the hospital this afternoon! Oh the joys of being O- blood type! :)

Introduction Video for my New VLOG! Follow me on my healthy pregnancy journey and losing the baby weight after!

I am so excited to announce that I am starting my own video log, so you can follow me through the rest of my pregnancy, and beyond! I get a lot of questions about what I eat throughout my pregnancy, what workouts are safe to do, how I lose the baby weight so quickly, etc. and I thought that this would be a great way for you to have the opportunity to follow me through the 3rd trimester and accompany me on my journey to lose the baby weight once baby is here! If you have questions or suggestions for specific topics that you would like me to cover, then be sure to message me, email me or comment below so I can cover it. I hope you all enjoy my posts! I can't wait to keep you guys up to date on my progress, my struggles and my triumphs throughout this whole process!

If for any reason the video isn't working for you, you can find it HERE on YouTube also! :)

Be sure to follow me on these other social media sites as well:
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Instagram 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Officially in the 3rd TRIMESTER! And I have a SURPRISE for you all!

So it's official!! I'm now into the 3rd and final trimester of this pregnancy! Wow! Where in the world is the time going? I feel like it was just yesterday that I found out we would be expecting a 4th little one to the fam!

But anyways, I have a fun and exciting announcement for those of you who enjoy my blog and want more! I decided that I wanted to get a little more interactive and personal with my friends and followers during this last trimester and start a VIDEO LOG!!  This is the trimester when things get real... the baby starts gaining about a 1/2 pound a week, it gets harder to sleep, you're peeing every 5 minutes and you're trying to make sure everything is ready for the baby to make their grande arrival!  It can be a very exciting, yet overwhelming and stressful time.  Whether it's your first or your 4th baby... it's going to be a life altering experience! 




I know I have so many friends and family members right now who are expecting little bundles and I couldn't be MORE excited for each and every one of you! It's always easier to go through pregnancy when you have pregnant friends, whether you get to actually see them and spend time with them or just relate to some of their facebook posts!  (I am lucky enough to have my beautiful sister-in-law, Laura, who is also due to have a baby girl, only 3 days before me!)  It's always more fun to have a belly buddy! Right?  

So if you don't have a belly buddy this go-round... consider me as one of them!  I hope to be able to help answer any questions that any of you may have about pregnancy, eating habits, workouts that you can do while pregnant, how to lose the baby weight once the baby is here... whatever you all want me to share, I'm ready to help in any way that I can! 



The fam! Me, the 3 kiddos, hubby and a few of the in-laws!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Join my next Online Health & Fitness Challenge Group and I'll donate an extra $5 towards Susan G. Komen to find a cure for Breast Cancer!






So, as some of you may or may not know, each year for the past 4 or 5 years, I have walked in the Susan G. Komen 5K to celebrate the life of Donna Perkins. Donna was one of my best friend's, Jami Perkins, mother. She was an amazing woman who fought breast cancer for 8 years and was unfortunately taken from this Earth much too soon. But in her honor and to support those who are still fighting or have survived breast cancer, I make sure to reserve that one weekend a year to dedicate my time to support these amazing women and hopefully help contribute to finding a cure for breast cancer one day! 

This year, I have decided that for each of you who commits to joining my online health and fitness challenge group during the month of April, I will donate an extra $5 per person towards Susan G. Komen! This gives you the opportunity to not only take better care of your own body and health through an at-home fitness program, meal plan and support group, but you will also be contributing to finding a cure for this disease and helping to fund local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. And to show my appreciation, I will also send you a free breast cancer bracelet so you can show everyone that you are a supporter!  REST IN PEACE DONNA PERKINS.

APPLY HERE FOR MY NEXT CHALLENGE GROUP, WHICH BEGINS ON MAY 5TH!