In case you missed it on my social media channels… I’m starting to prep for a bikini comp and have nooooooooo idea the amount of strength and determination I will be able to pull together to make this happen. But we ALL start somewhere, right!? I’m am using my clean eating skills and my 21 day fix containers to dial in meal prep and I’m following 21 Day Fix until Feb 22nd then I”m moving on to 21 Day Fix Extreme for my competition plan. I have shows to choose from, posing coaches to interview, I need a new set of weights and, of course, the sequin bikini & oompa loompa spray. That’s just the short list! Ha! But for me this isn’t a race. It took me a year and a half to come to the decision to do a competition and I’m in no rush to get up on the stage. For me it’s more to prove to myself I can do anything I put my mind to! What’s something that you often think often but think nahhhh I can’t or more like “i don’t know if I can” I challenge you to write it down, share in the comments, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org…. do something to get one step closer to your hairy scary goal.
Summer is a distant memory and the kids are back in school. This means a lot of things to many of us. I know for me it’s the start of Preschool for Aden, Park Workouts with my favorite moms, Soccer practice and games for Madi, Will’s in Football this year, work travel, training and more. There are so many areas in life that I could come up with excuses as to why I don’t have time to exercise or eat healthy. They are all legitimate excuses too!
- I didn’t sleep well last night.
- My 4 year old woke me up 20 million times.
- The kids kept interrupting my workout so I had to quit early.
- Shakeology is expensive.
- We have too many expenses this month so it will have to wait until next month.
- I just don’t have enough hours in the day.
- I need a nap.
- I need to get to Target between school pick up and soccer practice.
- I will workout tomorrow.
- I’ll make healthier meals tomorrow.
YES all these things are totally legitimate excuses. Believe me I have given them all. But I have also learned along the way that you can absolutely find the time. Something so simple as DVR’ing your favorite TV show, popping in T25, doing a 25 minute workout, then hit play on the DVR and catch your fav show all within the same hour it would of taken you to watch one show! Sometimes it just takes re-arranging your schedule, your mindset and your will power to change. When it comes to food you also have the option to continue to eat the way you currently are, exercise but not quite ever really achieve the results you are hoping for. It’s easy to just continue to count calories but eat highly processed, sodium packed foods and not get results. But it’s so darn frustrating to feel like you are exercising to death and nothing is happening. Been there done that! Instead, it’s time to focus on the foods you put in your mouth. No more counting calories everyday, no more depriving yourself and only eating rice cakes and drinking water. It’s time to feed yourself really really good foods that fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied. No crazy recipes, no ingredients that you have to search to the end of the world for, just normal everyday clean foods!! Everything is kid tested and husband approved. Think crockpot meals, oven bakes, healthy breakfast foods, fabulous quick easy snacks and more.
It’s time, I mean seriously, who are you kidding? The conditions will never be perfect. But you can accomplish so much more if you start now. The sooner you make a change the sooner you will have more energy, more confidence and the ability to go out and do the things you couldn’t do before.
So how can I help!!?? Well, for the next 4 days I’m offering a special deal in coordination with Beachbody’s current promotion for T25.
If you are looking to get a customized health and fitness plan through me as your Beachbody Coach, then enroll in my 30 day health and fitness challenge test group. I can hook you up with T25 at the best price and with the most free incentives.
What is a test group?
You purchase your challenge pack from your coach. Then, you are accepted into our private online support group.
Each day you will log into the group for your tip of the day, daily motivation, inspiration and accountability. I will share recipes along with ways to handle late night munchies, sugar cravings, emotional eating, temptations and more. You will be accountable each day to report with the group your food and your workouts!
At the end of the 30 days we will measure our progress, submit our results and in 30 days you will have kicked bad habits, introduced new healthy habits and be on your way to creating life long health and wellness for you and your family!
Also, you will receive customized meal planning, recipes, tips, AND strategies for staying focused when fall sports, football parties, and happy hours come around. How do you handle emotional eating, stress eating, temptations and cravings? All of these things will be discussed during the 30 day program. Lastly, each member of the group is required to replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology. Shakeology is not a protein shake, I repeat SHAKEOLOGY IS NOT A PROTEIN SHAKE! It’s a complete meal which means it has the proper carb to protein ratio so that you stay full for at least 3 hours, it curbs your sweet cravings, gives you natural energy (no caffeine) and helps you lose weight by giving you a controlled portion size. Shakeology is equivalent to eating 5 salads in one meal. So if you tend to not eat enough veggies, are skipping meals and/or making poor choices due to lack of planning then Shakeology is your saving grace.
Here is a sample of what your meal plan could possibly look like:
Try it for 30 days, if you don’t like it you can return for a full refund (less S&H)!!! If you are interested in being a part of this group please complete the application CLICK HERE. Once you’ve filled out the application, confirm we are friends on FACEBOOK and I will message you with how to get started!!
Phew!! This week really kicked my butt. We are in the middle of moving and I’m trying really hard to stay consistent with my workouts. Meals haven’t been perfect but, I have pre-made salads and my Shakeology ready to go at a moments notice so that when hunger strikes I can fight back.
Tony crippled me on Friday with P90X3 Accelator so yesterday’s PiYo Sculpt was less than ALL IN. I haven’t been sticking with my 6am wakeup this week because we are working so late into the night training new coaches and packing up the house.
And while PiYo and P90X3 aren’t consistent with my intensity during 21 Day Fix and Insanity programs I have to say they are growing on me and PiYo JUST MIGHT be my absolute favorite workout. I’m seriously considering getting certified to teach it. Unlike my Insanity classes I think PiYo is more universal in appeal and easily modified to fit every fitness level without intimidating. And, the flexibility factor is amazing for anyone, beginner to advanced, young and old.
I’m uber excited for Hardcore on the Floor this upcoming week and Drench is going to kill me 😉 I haven’t gone on my run yet today but I’m feeling like it’s going to be a dusk run to just let go of what this week has put me through mentally.
Aden’s birthday is on Saturday. It’s breaking my heart we didn’t get to do the birthday party we had planned for him. But, I’m trying to stay positive and know that everything will work out and he’ll know he’s loved and have fun no matter what we do (after a garage sale in the morning and cleaning our old house in the afternoon).
We have never gotten notice and moved within the same month before evvva so it’s grappling my mind to make sure everything is done and ready to go when it’s time to load the truck up on Friday. Keep us in your prayers!!!! ❤
Let me know what you like or don’t like about my meal plan! I loved this one from the week before so much I used it again! I’m a creature of habit and could eat the same thing day in and day out if I was pressed for ideas. My treat meal on Saturday was a Papa Napoli’s hot pastrami sandwich with mustard! OH em gee if I could only eat THOSE everyday! It was a real TREAT!!
Let me know how you love PiYo and if you want to grab your own copy and join our next accountability test group, complete my fitness questionnaire and get your challenge pack HERE, then make sure we are friends on Facebook HERE!!
If you’re not ready to get started get your FREE membership HERE for tips, advice, support, and motivation with ME as your coach!! xo
WARNING!! This is NOT clean! But it is pleasantly delicious and much less expensive than that expensive latte.
The mixture itself tastes like a liquid cupcake. Poured into coffee it’s delightfully sweet. It rivals my must-have morning elixir, Italian Sweet Cream Coffee-mate.
Cupcakes and coffee, BFFs forever!
14 ounces sweetened-condensed milk
1 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk (dairy is fine too)
8 tablespoons cake mix (the powder)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Yield: about 3 cups creamer