Earn your cash for Christmas!

Its time to start thinking about holiday shopping, holiday travel and all the joys of the holiday season! But the one thing that can bring you back to reality is that you really don’t have the funds to make it an extraordinarily special Christmas!

Just a few extra dollars could be the defining difference between average and extraordinary!

My first year as a coach my #1 goal was to pay for our entire Christmas with our money that I made as a Beachbody Coach. I will be honest I thought I was crazy! But… much to my surprise I did it! We never have done that before! It was always January, February and March before it was paid off!

So I want to pay it forward and take on 5 very special NEW coaches into my team and help you earn $500 this holiday season to make your season bright!

If you would like the extra holiday cash without working a retail job/side job and working from the comfort of your own home then please complete the application below to find out how you can be 1 of the chosen 5.

APPLY to http://bit.ly/EpicDreamTeamCoaches for your spot in this program โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ…

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Detox Water Recipe

Moving has taken a toll on my eating habits and my workouts! Now that we are settling in it’s time for this momma to get back in track!! What’s your favorite infused water detox? This is mine! I have a great strawberry one too!!! I’ll post that one this week for sure too!

*Iโ€™ve had some people ask about side effects from drinking Lemon water aka Detox Water and Iโ€™m not aware of any, but a few people have reported going #2 more than normal the first day or two. When in doubt always consult a physician.

Drinking LOTS of water is key to weight loss, staying hydrated, and removing impurities from your body. If youโ€™re not a big water drinker then plain water can get boring, but if you add the right things they give it some flavor and help to detox your body.

Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass. Lemon also aides in digestion and boosts your immune system.

Mint: Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion.

Cucumber: Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent re-hydration, and cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties.

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My Detox Water Recipe

3 quarts or 12 cups of water

2 lemons, sliced

1/2 cucumber, sliced

10 mint leaves

Rinse everything really well. Slice lemons and cucumber. Add lemons, cucumber, and mint to pitcher. Cover with 3 quarts of water and refrigerate over night.

Enjoy!

Q & A

How much lemon water should I drink? If you are over 150 pounds 1 lemon total a day if you are under 150 pounds ยฝ lemon will do. Increase your consumption gradually because lemons have high detoxification qualities and its symptoms.

When is the best time to drink lemon water? Upon rising, your body has been in a natural state of fasting all night or all day if you work midnights. Drinking lemon water will help to jump start your metabolism and digestive system. Also drink lemon water 30 minutes before each meal this will enhance the nutritional absorption, increase digestion and energy derived from your meal.

How often should I drink lemon water? Once a day in the morning is good. Twice a day is excellent! See what works best for you. Play around with it and see how you feel. When in doubt, consult a physician.

Can I use lime or another kind of mint? YES! You can add whatever you want to this drink. Itโ€™s really all about your preference and what you will enjoy.

Can I take medications while drinking this? I am not a doctor and you should ALWAYS consult your physician.

Can I still eat while doing this? Please still eat while drinking this!! Of course if youโ€™re trying to lose weight eating a healthy and balanced meal is ideal. I would suggest drinking 1 to 2 glasses a day.

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My Assertive Rights (and Yours too!)

Each person comes with a set of rights and regulations. We all vary in patience, ideas, tolerance, love, anger, morals, beliefs, etc. We also have various degrees of behavior and how we handle other people, situations, issues, relationships and power struggles.
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I was given a valuable technique for helping us find where we stand from passive to aggressive and I made an easy to understand chart. When you are passive {like a loyal teddy bear} you do not cause a stir or stand up for your issues but in doing that you cause an underlying volcano of emotions. When you are aggressive {like an angry snake} you tend to stand up too heavily for your issues and have a tendency to forget others have their own rights and issues.
When you are assertive {like a wise owl} you pay equal attention to what is right for you and what is right for the other person.
Within your assertive rights is a powerful belief system. It empowers you to take care of yourself while you remain respectful of other people taking care of themselves.

 

Here is a list of my {and your} Assertive Rights:
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When weย live byย strive to maintain our own assertive rights and honor that of others weย successfullyย create a relationship that is based on mutual understanding and respect.

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P90X3 PiYo Challenge Update Week 3

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.

 

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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.

What I love about my meal plan is that I get a little treat in each day and I don’t feel deprived like I have in the past.

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.

 

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I’m uber excited for Hardcore on the Floor this upcoming week and Drench is going to kill me ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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!!!! โค

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

10 Character Trait Activities to Tame your Toddler and Teach Life Lessons

I’ve shared back and forth on here for years that Aden hasn’t been my easiest child. He’s very passionate and strong-willed when he’s got his heart set on something particular. He’s easily distracted and he repeats himself incessantly. Those are just some of his more endearing traits hahahaha Bless his heart he’s the youngest of 5 so he has to be willing to move, change, and dash at the drop of a hat most days. So I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research to work with him on really settling his crazy mind sometimes and coping with life’s ups and downs. In that I found 10 ways we work at home to bring him in the realm of knowing others exist, strength in himself, and keeping an even balance to save my sanity. Let me know if you have any I can add!!!

Yes toddlers may be copying instead of having a *deep* understanding of the character trait, but copying is the basis for many habits.ย  I feel it is more empowering for children to have good feelings about their actions related to these values, instead of just being told what to do for no reason.ย  Repetition and giving plenty opportunities to discuss and practice the character traits in everyday situations is all it takes.

I’ve been working on these with my temperamental Aden and they are really showing signs of improvement in his understanding of the natural order of things in the world. It’s almost a lost art really.

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Here are 10 easy character building activities for toddlers:

With each of these activities, be sure to use the virtue (bolded) in your conversation so your toddler can learn the word.

Practice the virtue of service by helping your toddler prepare a meal for other family members.

Learn gratitude by playing the โ€œThank You Game.โ€ย  Simply take turns giving things to each other (such as toys or pieces of food) while saying โ€œthank youโ€ each time.

Help your toddler understand responsibility by giving them some responsibilities of their own whenever appropriate, such as putting dishes away or transferring laundry from the basket to the machine.ย  They may need help for quite a while, but will eventually be able to do some jobs on their own which increases self-confidence as well.

Discuss respect by watching insects and showing how you can be careful not to disturb them.

Role play kindness by taking care of stuffed toys or animal figurines: setting up a home for them, feeding the, bathing them, caring for them if they get hurt.

Put on some soft music and do stretches while taking deep breaths, having your toddler copy you.ย  Explain how calming our minds and bodies is practicing peacefulness.

Teach courtesy by feeding your toddler a special treat one piece at a time, and requesting they say โ€œpleaseโ€ as they ask for new bites.ย  Add โ€œthank youโ€ and โ€œyouโ€™re welcomeโ€ as they master each word.ย  Have your child divvy out pieces to you, too, to let them have a chance on the โ€œgivingโ€ side!

Help your toddler show gentleness by giving them several delicate items to look at and hold, such as pictures in frames or precious jewelry.ย  As they hold the items, explain how some objects and people (such as babies) require extra gentleness so they are not hurt.

Give your toddler the opportunity to practice generosity by baking a dozen muffins and taking half over to a neighbor.ย  Let your child hand over the treats, if they wish, but do not worry if they get shy and prefer not to.ย  As they participate more in the act of giving, they will become more confident with time.

Encourage your toddler to show courage with a new experience you have prepared for them, such as climbing a ladder or playing with the pet of a friend/neighbor.ย  It is great to give children the opportunity to try new things, but there is no reason to push them if they are not ready.ย  If they want you to help them you can simply say, โ€œYes, letโ€™s practice courage together and you can decide if you want to try by yourself next timeโ€ as you help them along.ย  Based on personality, courage may be something that comes naturally to your child, or not.ย  However all children will need to practice courage at one time or another โ€“ whether it is playing with new children at age 3 or standing up to name-calling at age 5 โ€“ so it is great to learn the word early on.

Hope this helps your sanity as much as it did mine โค

30 Day Free Flat Belly Challenge

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Here are the Details/Rules:

Are you ready to get that toned and tight FLAT BELLY? Tawnya Jean will be guiding you over the next 30 days to jump start achieving that flat, toned and strong belly we are all after! If you STICK to the workouts and the advice and commit to the process you WILL get results! Just in time for summer!

What happens once you accept the challenge?

Once you accept the challenge you will:

1. Have access to daily functional workouts using your OWN body weight that have been organized by Tawnya Jean in an order that will help you get MAXIMUM results.

2. You will receive daily motivation and flat belly tips!

3. You will be given some healthy, gluten free, lean recipe ideas

4. Effective as soon as you join the challenge, you can take advantage of this month’s challenge pack promotions. They are not mandatory on the 30 Day Flat Belly Challenge but will help you get the best maximum results. To view the nutrition, fitness, results driven programs and equipment go HERE: www.MommaTFitness.com under Shop.

5. You will be given access to a closed Facebook with others on this journey so you can encourage and support others!

6. You will get TOTAL body workouts. We will be working out your WHOLE BODY over the next 30 days but we will be using our CORE throughout everything focusing on achieving that flat belly!

7. You will have the choice to participate in the challenge CONTEST with prizes!

There is not a huge time commitment for the challenge!

โ€ข All workouts will be less than 10 minutes a day. EVERYONE has just 10 minutes including you!

โ€ข The additional tips, recipes and bonus assignments will take just minutes of your time.

How can you get the BEST results on this 30 day challenge?

The workouts will challenge your muscles and help you to progress towards a better version of YOU. To get the BEST, quickest, most noticeable results on this challenge, it is HIGHLY suggested to use Shakeology throughout the challenge. This is not mandatory but it will greatly help you get the results you are after faster. Throughout the challenge you can get it here: www.MommaTFitness.com under Shop

Are you IN?

Share this with your friends and ask them to join in as well! If you choose to participate in the CONTEST portion, the three most ACTIVE social sharers throughout the challenge (#hashtagging and sharing their progress, motivating and encouraging others, and working towards results themselves) will be getting some GREAT prizes from Tawnya Jean! EVERYONE will be a winner on this challenge! THREE of you will get the great prizes BUT everyone that DECIDES to take this challenge, COMMITS to the process and STAYS CONSISTENT will get results!

**You’ll be given access to the workouts for the challenge through a closed Facebook group so confirm we are friends CLICK HERE and then join the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/30DAYFLATBELLY/

 

Prize:

Top 3 challenge winners will receive (read qualifications below)

โ€ข $100.00 AMX Gift Card for first place, $50.00 AMX gift card for 2nd place and $25.00 AMX gift card for 3rd place.

โ€ข One FREE 4 flavor sampler of Shakeology

โ€ข Shakeology Shaker and Shopping Bag

To qualify for the top 3 prizes:

โ€ข Must be following Tawnya Jeanโ€™s Instagram page: Instagram.com/shakomomma and Facebook Like page: FB.com/CoachMommaT

โ€ข Although following Beachbody programs or using Shakeology are not mandatory to do the 30 DAY FREE FLAT BELLY CHALLENGE, to qualify for the challenge prizes you must purchase a CHALLENGE PACK from www.MommaTFitness.com under Shop.

โ€ข You must be posting updates and progress pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #TawnyaMadeMeDoIt

NOTE: Although you donโ€™t have to have your page set to public, if it is sent to PRIVATE , I will not be able to see your post to track your qualifications.

Everyone will be a winner on this challenge regardless as to if you are working towards the prizes or not! You will learn some new exercises and tips and will meet some new friends working towards the same goals along the way!

Fill out your contact information to start:

In this WITH you.

xo
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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

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

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6. Have a set goal you’re working towards

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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. ย We expect instant gratification and instant transformation. ย 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. ย Honestly, it wasn’t an overnight deal. ย 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. ย I remember all the things I held strong with, birthday cake, ice cream, donuts, cookies at Christmas, drinks at the bar! ย It was a sacrifice because I wanted to change more than I wanted to remain the same. It’s the same with you! ย How bad do you want it. ย If you bought PiYo then stick with it! ย 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.ย  I’m going to be right there with YOU!! Anything that you put your whole heart into you are going to succeed at! ย That’s the bottom line!!!!

Summertime 3 Day Refresh 30 Day Accountability & Support

How about we kick off the last bit of summer with the brand newย 3-Day Refresh Program and incorporate that into a 30 day clean eating & Shakeology group!?

Let’s face it, no matter how healthy we THINK we eat, how much we THINK we workout, there is always room for help and support in staying to the rule of 80/20 instead of 20/80! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Everytime I challenge myself to really track of my food, intensify my workouts — I notice big jumps in my fitness, my feelings, and my energy level each day. ย I know it’s easy to get off track… I know because I’m guilty as charged! (show of hands)ย  It starts with an extra spoonful of rice and a cookie after lunch, maybe a few cocktails with friends by the campfire and before you know it you feel like an overstuffed s’more! ย All the working out in the world isn’t going to take away that bloated & sluggish feeling you get when you eat too much!

So theย 3 Day Refresh is designed to give you fast, clean, and efficient weight loss. ย You can quickly drop a few pounds, break a bad habit and get back on track! ย It’s 3 shakes a day, a fiber drink, plenty of water, fresh fruits, veggies, and healthy fats so that you keep your energy and ย your metabolism going. ย It is not a juice or fasting diet but a healthy diet that is going to give your body nutrition vs starvation.

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Then, once we jump start our weight loss clear out the gunk we can preserve our results and not slide back into old habits by continuing on for 30 days of clean eating! ย So my thought process is this. ย I don’t want you to do the 3 day refresh and just go back to how it was before you started. ย I want you to maintain and make progress. ย So for 30 days I am going to teach you how to meal plan, how to prepare family friendly healthy recipes, give you snack ideas, teach you the importance of proper nutrition, the fundamentals of clean eating and how to fuel your body for energy and not comfort.

I also want to incorporate travel tips into your summertime vacations and excursions. So I will give you tips and tools to gain the guidance you need to stay on track. I am going to spend an entire week going over vacation tips, traveling rules, and how to enjoy your summer vacations and have balance without feeling deprived.

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So how does this work? ย Well, if I am not your Team Beachbody Coach then you would make me your coach. ย Contact me below by filling out the application to join — CLICK HERE >>ย http://bit.ly/tawnyajeanfitnessquestionnaire

You are required to purchase theย 3 Day Refresh challenge pack from me as your coach. ย Then, you are accepted into my closed online support group that will begin on August 4th (and I will have a group available with different themes on the first Monday of each month).

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. ย 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!
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Does this sound like something you would like to do?ย 
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ย If so, join me my completing the application below.
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Then, create a free account so that I am your Team Beachbody Coach.

join free membership pageWe will start with theย 3 Day Refresh then 30 days of replacing 1 meal a day with Shakeology, healthy eating and any exercise of your choice. ย It does not have to be a Beachbody Fitness Program, although I encourage you to do some form of physical activity for 30 minutes a day 5 days a week! ย ๐Ÿ™‚ ย (21 Day Fix, P90X3, Chalean Extreme, Piyo, T25).

If you are anxious to get started then purchase yourย 3-day refresh challenge pack here and make sure to message me and I will add you to the group and get you up and running!

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Stop saying tomorrow, stop putting off the small changes because you never know what tomorrow will bring! ย You only have today, your health, your choices and this 1 life! It’s so precious and I can’t say enough about how important it is to take care of what we have!

So whether you need a total overhaul or just a few tweaks now is your time! ย From woman to woman, mom to mom, business owner to business owner trust me YOU have TIME to put yourself FIRST for 30 minutes each day!

Here’s your application: http://bit.ly/tawnyajeanfitnessquestionnaire and I cannot wait to get to know you and RESET. RECHARGE. REFRESH. together!!

xo

PURCHASING INFORMATION — Click below to see available options:

Become a coach to get 25% off!

3 DAY REFFRESH KIT (WITH 3 DAYS OF SHAKEOLOGY)

$69.95

3 DAY REFRESH KIT WITHOUT SHAKEOLOGY

$59.95

3 DAY REFRESH 30 DAY CHALLENGE PACK WITH YOUR CHOICE FLAVOR OF SHAKEOLOGY

$140 in July only