Monday, November 24, 2014

Need Support And Accountability to Lose Weight the Healthy Way?


Okay, so as uncomfortable as it is to share before and after photos, I've realized that sometimes it's when we step outside of our own comfort zone that we are able to make the biggest impact on other people's lives. So if sharing my post-pregnancy fitness journey and my results thus far can have an impact on just 1 other person out there and give them the confidence to reach out to me for my help in reaching their own goals, then I've achieved something huge in my eyes!

After my pregnancy, I felt great, but obviously with getting a c-section it definitely took a toll on my tummy! In my before picture, my muscles were still sore, I still felt bloated and my goal was to SEE MY ABS again by the end of my 10 week Focus T25 program! And sure enough, just by making healthy decisions and working out 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week, I was able to reach my goal! And to be honest, I probably couldn't have done it without the support and accountability of my fellow challengers in my private online group!! With 4 kids, I've found that it's VERY EASY to come up with excuses not to workout, but the reality is... ANYONE can find 30 minutes out of a 24 hour day to workout... it's just whether you make that a priority or not.

So this is where I'm inviting YOU to join me as I start my next fitness program starting on December 1st!! This group will be for those of you who don't want to gain the holiday weight this year and need a head start on learning a healthy lifestyle for 2015! The people in these groups have been sharing some amazing transformations, because these challenges WORK!!

I became a Beachbody Coach, not because of the money, or the free swag, or the fun trips (although those are obviously all awesome perks), but I decided to do this because when I tried the workouts and started drinking Shakeology everyday, it totally WORKED for me!! With 3 kids, I didn't have the energy to keep up with them and I wasn't making time to take care of myself because I was so busy taking care of everyone else! So when I say that these products have been life-changing for me, I'm not exaggerating! They have LITERALLY changed the way I feel, both physically and emotionally, and have taught me how to live a much healthier, happier, fulfilling life while also helping others along the way!!

Please fill out the application below if you'd like more information about my upcoming group!! I would love to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be!! Just BELIEVE in yourself and STOP finding reasons to putt off your HEALTH and FITNESS!! You've got this and I'm here to HELP! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to get a FREE sample of Shakeology!

Been wanting to see what all the HYPE about Shakeology is, but just don't want to spend the money on a full month's worth until you know you'll love it as much as everyone says?

Well, I've got a special deal for you, since I've got a bunch of extra samples laying around and I know the hardest part of the year is sneaking up on us! For those of you who don't want to gain those extra holiday pounds and want to start learning healthy habits and find a way to replace some of those unhealthy cravings with something just as satisfying, yet SUPER healthy for you, this could be the answer!

Fill out the form below and I will contact you with the details!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Super Healthy Lunch and Snack Idea that will also Satisfy that Sweet Tooth: Banana Split Shakeology Recipe





Want to know how you can have a Banana Split Shake for LUNCH and actually be boosting your body full of antioxidants, pre and probiotics, and fueling up with something super-healthy that can not only help you boost your metabolism and lose weight, but can also satisfy those sweet cravings? 



Well, I'm just going to cut to the chase here and give you the amazing recipe that I use.  It's awesome, because I throw in a scoop of my Shakeology and it's no longer just a shake, but it counts as one of my 5-6 small meals a day from my 21 Day Fix diet plan (which isn't a diet at all, by the way! It's more like, eating all day long, but it shows you exactly what foods are clean and acceptable and gives you cute little portion control containers to use multiple times throughout the day, so you know you're getting exactly the right proportions.

So, here's my secret banana split shake recipe that will give you more nutrients than a daily multivitamin would:

BANANA SPLIT SHAKEOLOGY RECIPE:

* 1 scoop of chocolate Shakeology
* 1/2 frozen banana
* 2-3 strawberries
* 1/4 cup of pineapple (or 2 rings)
* 1 cup water (regular or coconut water if you prefer
* ice to taste!

*For my 21 Day Fixers, this equals 1 red & 1 purple! And I sometimes throw in a little nonfat vanilla greek yogurt to give it that thick, creamy milkshake feel, and it will count as another red container.
Nutritional Information:

Calories 257
Protein: 18 g
Carbs: 46 g
Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: < 1 g
Calories from Fat: 10
VS. a Dairy Queen Banana Split: 





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To apply for a spot in my next online support and accountability group, please fill out the form below and I will contact you with more details!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Over Ric

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SERVES: 4-6


Delicious and creamy chicken and broccoli that you can easily throw into the crockpot that the entire family will love!  
INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 14oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 14 oz can cheddar soup
  • 14 oz can chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 12 oz frozen bag broccoli florets or 4 cups fresh broccoli lightly steamed
  • 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Spray crockpot with cooking spray and put cream of chicken soup, cheddar soup, chicken broth, salt, cajun seasoning, and garlic salt into the crockpot. Stir the soups and seasonings together until smooth. Place the chicken in the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high 3 hours. The last 30 minutes of cooking, shred the chicken with two forks and add the broccoli, sour cream, and cheese. Cook for about 30 more minutes until the broccoli is tender and heated through.
  3. Serve over white rice and garnish with more shredded cheese if desired.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Healthy Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe -- 21 Day Fix Approved


You know why I love the 21 Day Fix so much?? Because it's not a DIET! You EAT all day long!! It's just all about eating the right foods and the right portions! The little containers are so helpful (and not to mention adorable!)  And I don't have to stress about whether or not I'm getting in enough greens, fruits, proteins, or fats everyday because it's literally laid out for you according to your BMI.

It does take some prepping and getting used to if you aren't used to doing that kind of thing, but it's such a fun and easy thing to learn and I love to help my newbies get the hang of it!  After a while, it becomes second nature (or your new lifestyle, which is how I like to put it).

This is just ONE example of one of my favorite meals! I love experimenting and coming up with new food creations and using my containers to fit certain types of foods into meals that I would have never been creative enough to think of before trying this program!  The awesome part is, the program also comes with 7 different 30 minute workouts (including cardio, pilates, yoga, upper/lower fix, etc), an online support and accountability group, a month's worth of Shakeology and me as your FREE online coach to help guide you to reach your weight loss, health and fitness goals... no matter how big or small they may be.

I'm currently looking for people who are interested in reserving one of the spots in my online accountability group for this program, so if you'd be open to learning a little more about how they work, please just simply fill out the application below and I will contact you with the details and help you come up with a plan of action to reach your goals! :)

Crystal


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Need Support, Motivation and Accountability to Lose Weight & Get Healthy!? Let Me Be Your Free Online Coach!


As a busy mom and wife, the STRUGGLE is REAL!!! I know that you are being pulled in a million different directions and the last thing that you want to worry about is what you are eating and when you are fitting in your workout.
You aren't getting enough sleep, the kids are misbehaving and they won't eat anything that resembles a vegetable. Believe me... I know what it feels like to constantly wish you could fit in those pre-baby jeans, wish you had the energy to chase after your little ones all day and be able to cook healthy meals for yourself and your family that the kids will actually eat and enjoy!
You also don't want to invest in a fitness program or even Shakeology because you are afraid you won't like it, you won't actually start or finish it and you don't want to WASTE money that can be used for the family. I get it, I know how you feel. I mean I drug my FEET FOREVER about Shakeology! I had honestly never done a meal replacement shake before so I didn't know what to expect. I finally decided, what the heck, I can give it 30 days and see what happens.
It's been one of the best decisions of my life and I can't begin to explain how much it's truly helped me! I feel so much better, have way more energy, have clearer skin, and most importantly am setting the example for my children so that they can learn to live healthy, happy lives.
I'm SO PROUD of my current challengers who are losing weight, fitting into their pre-baby jeans, learning to prepare and cook healthy meals, stick to a simple workout routine and stay accountable in our private support group full of other women with similar goals and struggles! The reason this really works is because you're NOT going into this ALONE!! You have me as your free COACH to guide you, help you, motivate you and reward you for your hard work and you have a group full of others who are committing to do the same!
I would love to help you! If you're interested in reserving a spot in my upcoming group, want more information and/or want to discuss a plan of action for your personal goals, please apply! These groups tend to fill up quickly, so don't put it off. Do if for YOURSELF! (Here is my detailed description of what you will receive as a challenger in one of my groups!)
Apply Below:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Don't Feel Like Working Out? Can't Find Time? Need Accountability? My Advice 3 Months Post Partum:

Poll time:
What is your #1 reason that you don't workout regularly or can't seem to stick to a workout program, gym routine or whatever you have tried to do for regular exercise?
A. I don't have time
B. no accountability (I need someone who will make me feel like I have to do it and stick with it everyday)
C. I don't know what kind of exercises to do or how much of it to do in order to really see any results
D. Other (give your reason below)



I know what I always struggled with most, in the past was B (accountability!!!). I grew up doing gymnastics and cheerleading and had pretty strict coaches who were ALWAYS pushing me, testing me, checking up in my progress (or lack of it at times) and once I had kids and was on my own, I found it hard to motivate myself to workout regularly, because there was absolutely no one that I had to check in with or be held accountable to... No one would even know if I got my workout in or skipped it each day, except for myself...

That is why I LOVE having my challengers join me on this journey of mine!! They hold me just as accountable as I hold them! Today was one of those days where I didn't get a lot of sleep last night, it was rainy (for like the 5th day in a row!) and I knew all day I just wasn't going to be able to find the motivation to push play and workout!

But then I began to see all of my challengers posting their sweaty workout pics or just saying how great they felt that they got their workout in for the day and I could t be the one to have to post and tell them that I just couldn't fit my workout in today!

So at 7pm, I put in my T25 DVD, gave it my all and was so proud if myself afterwards! I told my group that I almost skipped today, but I didn't want to let them down!!

Okay, so that's my rant for the night!! I'm all pumped up now and feeling accomplished! It's the little things...

And if you find that you also struggle with accountability and want to learn more about my private online challenge groups and free coaching, click here and check it out!