Eat your New Years Resolutions for breakfast & choose your challenge!

I know. I have been where you feel. Too many calories and not enough day. Maybe your energy is low. Maybe you aren’t sleeping right. Lack of sleep makes you hungry…and really, really tired.

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That’s why when I found a way to stay in shape and fit all my vitamins, minerals, and nutrients into one healthy dose of deliciousness I JUMPED at the chance!! For $4 a day I truly enjoy every last drop and it changed the way my family and I eat!

 

Maybe you aren’t ready to change your eating habits, maybe you’re afraid to jump right in to one of my full service challenge groups. That’s ok!! Maybe you’re ready to get your bootie kicked?! I HAVE THAT TOO!! I have something for EVERYbody here! Man, woman and child will be able to start at their own pace. Here’s the list with links to my upcoming events:

 

First, confirm we are friends on Facebook CLICK HERE

 

21/21/210 Challenge — 21 people, 21 Days, 210 pounds — https://www.facebook.com/events/695734380504396

Clean Eating for Clear Skin — learn how to prepare healthy meals and find out what foods NEED to be on your grocery list for clearer skin — https://www.facebook.com/events/1451370771768311

Busy Woman’s Challenge — meal planning, prep, free nutrition education, and great for the Mom on the Go! — https://www.facebook.com/events/1526411710904700

5 Day FREE Clean Eating Challenge — detox sugar and unhealthy fats from your diet with the support of our group and coaching from yours truly. — https://www.facebook.com/events/1690679754489609

Rock it like it’s HAUTE — This is for the person looking for a real challenge. Push your physical limits with us and win free workout swag — https://www.facebook.com/events/208160646036920

FREE! I want ‘dem abs Challenge — 30 days, free workouts, free meal plan, amazing results! — https://www.facebook.com/events/953545484671035

Where’s the Money? — This 30 day course will help you save the money you need for your new Challenge Pack!! — https://www.facebook.com/events/1474630026153431

 

No matter what point you’re at now.. I have a place to start. Join me?

 

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PiYo P90X3 Week 2 Progress Update – 6 steps to get back on track

Week 2 of my P90X3/PiYo hybrid schedule is in the bag and I’m on to Week 3!!

I will admit I have been having a hard time getting those workouts in consistently. And my eating, well, it’s been a little 60/40. There are no workouts that will out exercise too many calories, carbs, sugars, etc.

It’s time for a little Coach Momma T TOUGH LOVE!

My own best advice I would give one of my challengers or clients:

6 STEPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK

1. Schedule your workouts in the a.m.morning workouts

2. Create a meal plan

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3. Meal prep on Sundays

4. Throw away anything in the kitchen that might distract you from your goals

junk food

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5. Stick post it’s or motivational pictures up in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom

motivation wall

fitspo board

6. Have a set goal you’re working towards

goals list

I truly feel that the hope of instant results is the reason that so many people fail. They are not willing to see it through.  We expect instant gratification and instant transformation.  It’s not going to happen. I mean it literally took me 1 round of Insanity (60days) to lose 15 lbs then it took me 60 days of T25, and 3 rounds of 21 Day Fix to get in the best shape of my life.  Honestly, it wasn’t an overnight deal.  I learned how to change my diet, to strip it down, to cut out foods that were causing me to hang onto weight and it took will power.  I remember all the things I held strong with, birthday cake, ice cream, donuts, cookies at Christmas, drinks at the bar!  It was a sacrifice because I wanted to change more than I wanted to remain the same. It’s the same with you!  How bad do you want it.  If you bought PiYo then stick with it!  You invested the money now give it 100% each and every day with the workouts and the nutrition plan and have a friendly contest with yourself to see if you can have a better transformation than the girl in the infomercial.  I’m going to be right there with YOU!! Anything that you put your whole heart into you are going to succeed at!  That’s the bottom line!!!!

Burn Fat Faster

Does this sound familiar?

You’re religiously running on the treadmill at the same pace for the same time, 5 days a week. You initially lose a little weight bit but then you start stalling.

What in THE HECK is going on here?

This is because your super smart body becomes so damn efficient at running {or whatever your chosen cardio regime}, it adjusts to the routine and starts to burn fewer calories.

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If you’ve ever hit a plateau in your fat loss goals, you’ll know what I mean. Frustrating? You bet. However, there are ways to make your workout more efficient, giving you better results, and, wait for it…more enjoyable!

It’s called high intensity interval training, or HIIT, and if you’ve ever gotten your ass kicked doing Insanity, you’ve experienced it.

Let’s first talk about why HIIT is so very awesome.

1. Metabolism-boosting

In addition to the superb late-effect calorie burn, HIIT also boosts your production of human growth hormone {HGH} by up to 450% for up to 24 hours after your workout. HGH is responsible for not only cranking up our inner furnace {metabolism}, but also lessens the aging process, making your body a sweet {and youthful} little fat-burning machine.

2. Stronger heart and lungs

Yes, you may FEEL like you’re gonna die whilst sprinting 100 yards over and over again, but this is short-lived. These short bursts help to condition your heart and lungs to be stronger, which means faster recovery and longer endurance for future ass-kickings.

3. Lose fat, not muscle

As opposed to steady continuous cardio, which has been linked to actual muscle loss, HIIT and weight training preserves and builds muscle mass. Just look at this side-by-side comparison of a typical marathon runner versus a {non-juicing} track athlete.

4. No equipment needed

This is a budget-conscious/road warrior/minimalist’s dream. If you have athletic shoes and space {indoors or out}, you can get your workout on. Anytime, anywhere.

5. Efficient

Less is actually more. To start reaping the benefits of HIIT, you need as little as 30 minutes 2-3 times per week, as opposed to endless hours logged on the treadmill. Yawn…

The beauty of HIIT is that you can create a workout that suits your lifestyle, likes, and environment. The following example can be done on a treadmill, on the street, on a trail, on a bike, on an elliptical, using a jump rope, rollerblading, kayaking, etc. The sky’s the limit.

I’ve modeled my personal HIIT routine after Dr. Mercola’s Peak 8 Fitness workout.

30 Minute MIX™ HIIT Routine insanity hiit workout

2 minute warm-up {i.e., fast walking, light jog}

Sprint {or the equivalent, if not running} for 30 seconds {go balls to the wall – as hard and fast as your body will take you, ~70-85% of your max heart rate}

90 second recovery {i.e., fast walking, light jog}

Repeat the 30 second intensity and 90 second recovery 14 times

2 minute rest {i.e., fast walking, light jog}

Do this 2-3 times per week, in addition to strength training and watch the transformation* unfold.

If you’re in the beginning stages {or short on time}, start out with 20 minutes and slowly build to 30 minutes. I highly recommend using a heart rate monitor for timing and making sure you’re in the “zone” with your max heart rate. Here’s a handy tool to determine what that is. This is the heart rate monitor that I have. Not too fancy, but does the job.

And, if you’re ready to workout at home with real results you have to see what we are doing in T25 workouts.

Fortunately, with workouts like Insanity and TurboFire, HIIT has become way more mainstream, so you won’t look {too much} like a crazy person who is being chased by a bear if you opt to do this around your neighborhood. I’m not gonna lie, I do this in my little town and have received some strange looks from passers-by. Whatever.

* = Transformation will be less likely unless you’re eating a clean, balanced diet. Not sure where to begin? I can help with that.

Have you ever tried HIIT and if so, what was the reaction of onlookers to your regimen? I’d LOVE to hear! Please leave a comment. And, if you want to start your change on my team for real results leave your email HERE or friend me on FB at FB.com/tangojuliet7

Gah! PiYo in 7 days!!

What is PiYo?

FREE PIYO

If you follow Team Beachbody, Chalene Johnson or my fitness journey then you know that I absolutely love and adore Chalene Johnson.  My first experience with Chalene was in Turbofire which is a high intensity, cardio kickboxing, HIIT workout!  It was like a dance party for adults.  The results were off the hook.  I never had muscle definition and tone in my life.  So when Beachbody announced that they will be launching another Chalene Johnson home fitness program I was ecstatic.  I had the pleasure of trying Piyo with my upline team last fall.  It’s an awesome combination of high intensity, low impact moves to improve your flexibility, stamina, and strength.  It is yoga and pilates inspired but it pulls it all together to actually give you a cardio workout as well.
The key is that it gives you results such as defined muscles, abs, core strength without the weights, the pounding of your joints and jumping around.  It’s the perfect workout for those with mobility, joint and limitations due to injury or past experiences.
So why do I think that Piyo is going to be an awesome program to have?
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Because it is unlike anything else out there.  You can still get a cardio workout, without the stress on your joints.  You can have Chalene’s awesome motivating and inspirational personality every day for 90 days in the comfort of your own home.  You can feel the burn for days afterwards!  I had the opportunity to test out a Piyo workout myself. Each Elite Coach got a copy of Piyo Sweat as a sneak peak.  Let me just tell you that I left the 35 minute workout sweating, my booty was burning and I could feel it the next day.  But I wasn’t bouncing around, jumping or doing crazy complex moves.  It was a controlled movement that left me actually feeling energized vs defeated.
I am asked quite often why Team Beachbody doesn’t have a Yoga Series.  Well this is it! This is going to be a game changer for so many people who love Yoga and want an option to do it from home.
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So PiYo will be released right after our Coach Summit in June.  My estimated guess for the release is Monday June 23rd.  So keep your eyes out for the official release and how to score your copy.  I will be updating my social media sites with all the latest information so make sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
So do you want to be in my PiYo test group when this program comes out?  Make sure to reserve your spot on the list of the first people to get their copy!  Complete the contact info CLICK HERE to be updated on all the news and information about the new workout!

Start with Why

What is your “WHY?”

“I have tried so many times, BUT…”

“I need to workout but can’t find the time…”

“I can’t seem to stay (or get) motivated”BECAUSE I WANT TO LOOK GOOD

“It is too hard to eat right…”

“I workout for a day or two, I don’t see results, so I stop…”

Are any of these you? If you are looking for answers on fixing the above I am going to turn this back to you and ask a very important question:  What is your why?

The KEY to your Success

It is impossible to stay committed and determined to do ANYTHING unless you know your “WHY”.  The “why” is the REAL reason, the DRIVING reason that you WANT to change, workout, get healthy, or whatever it is that you truly want to do.

You can’t change for someone else and you can’t change for non significant reasons. You can ONLY change if your WHY becomes important and visible.

How do you find your why?

Block out some time and put a lot of thought into this. WHAT is your why?

Flip through magazines and see what appeals to you and consider making a vision board which can help reveal some deep desires and why’s to you. Do some soul searching and get serious in your thinking here.

Is it for health?
To feel GREAT daily?
For more energy?
To be around and active for your children?
There is no wrong “why”, it just needs to have meaning and be personal to YOU!

Along those lines, you can’t take somebody else’s why and make it yours.  Doesn’t matter that your family, doctor, friends, etc., think something should be important to you.  YOU have to make it important to YOU!

Once you get to the route of what your “why” is, it CHANGES and DRIVES you.  All of a sudden solutions will start presenting themselves to your problems.  The hurdles become crystal clear and you start to take action and make things happen.  All because you found out what dives you, you found your why.

Discovering ywhy and howour WHY is the most important step to changing as it gets your mind right.  It is a critical first step that I include in my programs because once you find your “why” and your mind is focused, you cannot be stopped!

When your mind is active and focused on positive things, you WILL get positive results the exact same way an unsure and unfocused mind gets poor results.

If you are ready to make a change and find the answer to whatever your dilemma may be (no time, lack of motivation, etc.),  FIND YOUR WHY …and the answer will come to you.

3 Day Fix Results are IN!

imageSo you know I just completed my 3 Day cleanse on Wednesday and lost a total of 4.2 pounds! #whoopwhoop I had been on a spiral of eating like a crazy person. Not that anything was tremendously bad for me. I wasn’t driving through ordering Big Macs and large fries or anything.  Just TOO MUCH of a good thing. Extra honey on my greek yogurt, homemade macaroni salad, peanut butter on everything kind of eating. I was inconsistently doing my workouts and not getting enough sleep. So I’m telling you all of this because sometimes it’s easy to look at someone else and think they must have it easier than you, or they LIKE to workout, or they have TIME to meal prep, etc.

I can tell you right now that working out is not my intrinsic priority. I don’t wake up in the morning DYING to get my workout in. I know that working out is good for me, keeps me healthy, makes my skin glow, makes me a better ME for my family, and gets me into the clothes I like to wear. But, that doesn’t mean I’m perfect, or have rock hard abs, or that I spend 4 hours in the gym.

Anyway, back to the FIX! So I decided once I CLEANSED my system of the coffee creamer, peanut butter, and macaroni salad that I wasn’t going back! It was time for me to commit whole-heartedly to GET IN SHAPE! I’ve been “in shape” before. I had amazing results from Insanity last year and once I grasped onto the idea of eating clean because abs are built in the kitchen I saw remarkable results from TurboFire and T25. But I was missing something. I wasn’t staying true to consistent workouts and I wasn’t keeping track of the food I was eating. You slip a few times and then all of a sudden it’s that full blow spiral I just told you about.

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So Thursday morning I started Celebrity Trainer, Autumn Calabrese’s, 3 day quick fix and by Saturday morning I lost an additional 1.8 pounds to it a grand total of 6 POUNDS IN 6 DAYS!!

Disclaimer: Not everyone will see the same results and this is not a sustainable meal plan for continued weightloss. It’s meant to detox, cleanse, recharge, (and for me — kickstart my next set of goals for my body composition).

I’m hosting my first set of 3 Day Fixers in the next few weeks to do the same and I will probably keep a running list for my next test group so if you want to find out more leave me your contact info:

If you would like me to train you on the full 21 Day Fix Program head over to the 21 DAY FIX TEAM to get all of the deets and leave your contact info their to join!!

In this WITH you!

T

 

Consistency pays off

1150I am phenomenally ecstatic about the questions, message, comments and likes I’m getting about my so far so good results!

The question I keep getting asked over and over is “How long did that take?” So I wanted to give you a visual with a timeline. I wish I was more studious about wearing the same outfit, same time of day, same position but whaddya’ gonna do??

The next big questions is “HOW did I do it?”

Well, I’m not a machine. I’m not perfect. And I failed my diet and exercise regularly. But what I did do was ALWAYS START AGAIN!

CONSISTENCY trumps EVERYTHING!

And you are only in a competition with yourself!

I am still a carb-loving, wine-drinking gal. But I temper those with a diet that is right in line 80% of the time, drinking Shakeology every day to help me do that, and working out AT LEAST 4 times per week.

I take various supplements and vitamins for performance and recovery. If you’d like to know more about that head over to www.MommaTFitness.com. And leave me a comment if you need help determining what you need to get started.


My next challenge group starts soon. It includes a fitness program, meal plan and me backing you up 110%

If you show up. I show up. YOU WILL GET RESULTS. Click over to http://bit.ly/100Gbeachbodychallenge to find out more.

As my buddy Carl Daikeler would say, “Let’s do this.”

Get on your Summer Slimdown!

summer slimdown beforeIt’s TIME to FOCUS! Get on your #summerslimdown with Momma T!!

We have so many environmental and physical stressors in life, some you don’t even recognize. Even your wifi is letting out extra-sensory inhibitors into your body that are felt at a molecular level.

And we haven’t even covered that last bout with flaming hot cheetos you had last weekend 😉

My choice is Shaun T’s Focus T25. I want ABS! BAD! I want a rock hard six pack and a booty you can bounce a quarter off of.

I also have a group getting on the cleanse and detox train with the Ultimate Reset with Carl Daikeler and his wife, Isabelle.

What’s your goal this summer? Find me on Facebook and tag me in your #summerslimdown post for your chance to win a FREE Shako sampler!

To find out how to make your new years resolutions come true leave me your info below:

Never Give Up

Never Give Up.

Never Let a Stumble in the Road be the End of the Journey.

There will be haters, doubters, and non-believers. Then there will be you proving them wrong.

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Ever started? Ever stopped? Ever given up? Only to start again? We all do. Here’s the rub. It’s a mindset. It’s a false end. Eat a fattening meal? Gain 10 pounds? Run 3 miles? Skip dessert.

These are all paths, struggles, triumphs, roadblocks and victories. The key is in knowing YOU CAN KEEP GOING! Don’t like starting over? Don’t give up.

I started my Beachbody fitness journey in 2013. I have always yo-yo’d between fit and fat. I have every size jean from 0-10 in my closet. I’m my own worst saboteur when it comes to eating, working out, and will power. After 60 days of Insanity I had a huge transformation. I started coaching and got really involved in leading my team and not by example.

The holidays came and went. And I was back in my un-comfort zone. Fat jeans. Mac n cheese. Skipping workouts. I stopped taking care of myself. I forgot the reason I was so in love with coaching was the accountability it set for ME!

Guess what? This is a lifestyle and NOT a quick fix. My final picture is from my start of the 21 Day Fix 2 weeks ago. I’m going on my earned Beachbody cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman on the Royal Caribbean cruise line at the end of this month and can’t wait to reveal the hard, toned, and tightened machine that I’m working on!

Do I want to be “perfect”

or do I want to be FIT?

Strong is the new sexy.

For accountability I’m going to post a picture every Thursday morning. I’m going to stick to my meal plans and my workouts with strength and determination. I’m going to find my abs again. I have an amazing group of Fixers on Facebook that I want to WOW with my results. I’m so proud of their hard work and want to run that victory right alongside them cheering them on as they lose 5, 10, 15, 50 pounds…

They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with that first step. Ready to take yours?? Are you prepared to change your health, wellness, and lifestyle? I start a select number of challenges each month and only approve those willing to step outside of their comfort zone and embrace doing things they have never done.

If you want to apply for the next spot or get more information, CLICK HERE: BEACHBODY CHALLENGE or you can leave your contact info here:

Turbofire Turkey Chili

If I could eat this every day I WOULD!

If you are in the mood for some good old comfort food, then this is the recipe for you! It’s hearty, healthy, and yummy! What a way to end the day on a chilly winter evening! It’s even family approved!

Ingredients:
(makes 4 servings)
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey (I use turkey breast)
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8 oz canned black beans, drained
  • 8 oz canned pinto, chili, or kidney beans, drained
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 package Lawry’s Chili Seasoning
  • 4 oz low-fat shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • I add some extras to mine to make it my own. I like green bell pepper, sliced mushrooms and extra corn! For an extra KICK add finely chopped chili peppers in adobo. Aye Carumba!
Directions:
  1. Brown turkey breast and drain any excess fat.
  2. Place all ingredients, except for cheese, into a slow cooker.
  3. Cook 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.
  4. Top with 1 oz cheese (optional) and ENJOY!

 

Serving details w/cheese:
(1/4 of recipe)
Calories = 386
Protein = 36g
Carbs = 33g
Fat = 13g
Fiber = 8.5g

Serving details w/o cheese:
(1/4 of recipe)
Calories = 338
Protein = 29g
Carbs = 33g
Fat = 11g
Fiber = 8.5g
If there is interest I can post my not-so-healthy cornbread that my family clamors for???
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