Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Tacos

Over the weekend at our Coach Leadership Retreat, we had all the coaches make their favorite meals! One of my favorite dinners was this! I need easy meals that I do not have to prep a lot for so I am not wasting my entire day cooking! I love crock pot recipes because you literally throw in the ingredients in and walk away! 
So here it is.. EASY, HEALTHY, YUMMY!!!


Ingredients:
1 lb chicken breasts 
1 12 oz can of black Beans
1/2 cup fresh salsa 
1 packet taco seasoning
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup cream cheese


Directions:
Add all ingredients except cream cheese in crock pot and cook on low 6 hrs or high 4 hrs. Shred chicken in crock pot with 2 forks, pulling the chicken apart.
Add cream cheese in 20 min before serving and stir until melted.

I serve mine with greek yogurt, shredded cheese, lettuce/spinach, and anything additional you would like to add! I also use whole wheat shells, but whatever your preference is will work!

ENJOY!!



If you would like more accountability and motivation to help you reach your health and fitness goals or even lose those last 10 lbs that will not come off, message me for details on my next fitness/clean eating challenge!


Email me at deidra.penrose@yahoo.com
Find me on facebook at www.facebook.com/deidra.penrose

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Fruity Oatmeal Bake

Fruity Oatmeal Bake

Over the weekend, I was at our coach retreat, we had lots of  great meals! Of course health and fitness coaches have to focus on food!! I felt like I was eating the entire time, but it was all healthy! Lots of great ideas for recipes, so now I get to share with you!
Breakfast is my favorite time to eat, and also the most important!! My goal is to find the easiest, but healthiest and satisfying recipes to make everyone’s life simple!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups dry oats
1 1/2 almond, soy, or skim milk
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup dry cranberries
1/8 cup chopped walnuts (finely chopped)
1 green granny smith apple unpeeled (chopped into cubes)
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1.5 tbsp pure maple syrup
clean cooking spray (I use pam)

Combine all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl

Mix together and put in a 9 in round pan after spraying with cooking spray

                                           Bake in oven @ 400 degrees for 40 min uncovered

 Remove and let cool off for 5-10 min and enjoy!!
If you are interested in learning more about clean eating, I run support groups so I can teach you how to eat clean, providing meal plans and recipes, and give lots of great tips and tools for you to live a healthy lifestyle so you can even pass it on to your family and friends!
This support group will give you lots of motivation and accountability for you to reach your overall health and fitness goals! 
*Find me on facebook at www.facebook.com/deidrap.penrose and message me for details!*

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Dream Team Coach Weekend Retreat

This weekend, the Dream Team (yes, I am part of the #2 team in the Beach Body Company) and as a part of our training, we all got together for a weekend getaway!  We went to Deep Creek, MD and let me just say how amazing it was to finally meet so many of my fellow coaches that I talk to all the time, but had never met! It is such a blessing to be a part of this team and have the ability to have training and work as a team so we can be better leaders and share our knowledge with others so we can all be successful with our health, and business!
I became a Beach Body Coach so I can not only have that financial freedom and stay at home with my children, but also so I can teach others what tools were given to me to be a successful health and fitness coach, wife, and mother! This is not just about working for a company.. Yes, it does mean a lot.  But the most important part of what I do is sharing my passion with others to help motivate them and mentor others and continue being a role model for my family!
We arrived to Deep Creek on Friday and had the opportunity to relax and get to know one another, share different ideas from each other, and build even more of a great relationship with everyone!

We were the first to arrive and it was so beautiful with the lake behind us and leaves changing into beautiful colors! Fall is definitely here!!

I finally met my coach on my team Forever FIT for the first time! This girl is amazing and was one of my challengers who had an amazing transformation!!

Here are all the Dream Team Coaches that attended the retreat! Lots of great leaders and motivators! 

Although you will see we had lots of fun moments, we did get serious and have training  sessions..

We learned about different areas in our business that we can improve on to better ourselves as leaders and coaches!

We are driven, and passionate about what we do.. when its time to focus, we put on those thinking caps 😉

 Looks like its time for a little E&E
before our workout starts!! It is a little obsession I have because it helps me so much with my energy level to perform my workout to the max!!
It is a PRE WORKOUT FORMULA that has natural ingredients and tastes like lemonade!!

This girl right here is my success partner and has been by my side from day 1!! This is was coaching is all about..

We started as a health and fitness coach together, and have been there together through every rank advancement together!

Rank advancing is just like getting a promotion in your job after being successful in what you are doing.

We continue to stick together and push each other to the max because we both know what we are capable of… SUCCESS!!

But right now, its time for an awesome workout!!
P90X3!! Yes, that is right!! It is not out yet, but we had a copy to test out!

It was pretty intense!! It’s all about results!!

Ok this was at the end of our workout and just being silly.. Once you get P90X3, you will know exactly WHY we are doing this!!!! 

Nothing like a little cool down after a great workout!!

Alright, along with our workout, we decided to have even more fun and prepare you all for an awesome surprise!!

We do it all, even DOUBLE PLANKS!!

This explains us as the Dream Team.. We are:
Creative
Fun
Strong
Successful
Work as a TEAM
Passionate
Dedicated
Hard working
Inspirational!

Ok you see what we made right??!
Yep, stay tuned for P90X3, which will be released in DECEMBER!!!
Perfect time for Christmas gifts for husbands and wives, or even your child who loves to workout!!!

Nothing better than getting into some yummy food to enjoy after a great workout!

Some Kale salad, Cucumber Salad, and the amazing chicken and Black Bean Tacos!! They are sooo easy to make, and yet so satisfying!!

Here was my lunch for Saturday also.. Lots of great choices.. I made my Quinoa and hummus layered dip which I ate with Black Bean chips, more quinoa salad, Kale salad, and fresh fruit!

































































Breakfast is my favorite time to eat, and also the most important!! My goal is to find the easiest, but healthiest and satisfying recipes to make everyone’s life simple!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups dry oats
1 1/2 almond, soy, or skim milk
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup dry cranberries
1/8 cup chopped walnuts (finely chopped)
1 green granny smith apple unpeeled (chopped into cubes)
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1.5 tbsp pure maple syrup
clean cooking spray (I use pam)

Combine all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl

Mix together and put in a 9 in round pan after spraying with cooking spray

                                           Bake in oven @ 400 degrees for 40 min uncovered

 Remove and let cool off for 5-10 min and enjoy!!

Ok.. done with the food, time for more relaxing and getting to know each other more!
 It is so crazy how so many of us never met each other before this weekend, but we were together and it felt like we knew each other forever!!

Our leader of the Dream Team Melanie Mitro! Such an inspiration to us all and so many others! She is WHY we are all here today in the position we are! We are all so grateful to have her as our mentor!

                                                                     Love these girls!!

Time to say Good Bye for now, but don’t worry… We will be back in action soon enough!! 
I am now looking for people who are passionate about helping people, about health and fitness, and who want to be leaders!  You do not have to be a nutritionist, a personal trainer, or even someone at their goal weight.. You can be just starting your journey yourself.. But I do promise you this.. If you have a strong enough WHY for wanting to start, and you have a true passion, you WILL be successful and great things will come to you with being a health and fitness coach!
My apprenticeship starts Nov 4th, which will teach you everything you need to know about getting starting and being successful as a Beach Body Coach
We all start at the beginning.. no one is perfect, but we all try to be better than we were yesterday!
**If you would like more information on joining my team, you can find me on facebook at 
facebook.com/deidra.penrose
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Day in My Shoes as a Mommy and Beach Body Coach!

I want to give you a little idea of how I spend my day.. This is not including working my job as a nurse, but as a Beach Body Coach and as a Mommy! This is my life and I enjoy every minute of it!! I love that I can be  my own boss in my business, and work at my own pace! I can be at home with my kids, and enjoy them growing up!

We actually woke up at 7am.. I swear my kids have an alarm in their head! I got them downstairs and we made breakfast!

I make a healthy breakfast that includes protein, good source of carbohydrates, and simple carbs to get your body revved up for the day!!

These Protein Berry Pancakes are made with egg whites and oatmeal, vanilla, and cinnamon! You cook it just like a pancake and top it off with fresh fruit and drizzle raw honey or agave nectar to give it a little extra flavor!
This is a great breakfast that even the kids love!

Ok we are sooo getting into the Halloween Spirit!! ARE YOU?!!?

After breakfast, I took the boys to day care, so I can work some with Beach Body.  I have a very busy month, running Challenge Groups, Apprenticeships, Cup Challenge, and working a lot with my coaches, along with keeping up with my business center and my hubby’s! So kids went to play and learn while mommy does some work at home! I was able to focus and get lots done!!

Got in my workout Turbo Fire (one of my all-time FAVORITE workouts), and burned some calories!
Of course, to get me going, I use my E&E to give me some extra energy!


After my workout, I got my second meal in… SHAKEOLOGY! My favorite meal and also the healthiest! I get all my nutrients I need that I do not normally get from my every day meals! Shakeology helps with my cravings, energy level, immune system, digestive system, and heart health! I am a huge chocolate fan, so what better way to help your cravings, than actually eating chocolate, but in a healthy way!?  Since, I drink Shakeology, I actually do not even need a mult-vitamin, because my 23 vitamins and minerals are in every shake!

One of my favorite Shakeology recipes is Vanilla Almond Fudge!!

1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
12 oz ice
8 oz almond milk
1 tbsp Almond butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
BLEND and ENJOY!!

I was able to get some work done and of course before you know it, lunch is here! I feel like all I do is eat half of the time lol! But I am definitely keeping my metabolism going that is for sure!!
For lunch, I had a HUGE Greek Salad!! I add lots of feta, kalamata olives, and by the time I add those in, my calories are about ran up for that meal!! I also make a home made Greek Dressing that is in my Clean Eating Recipes tab! It is soooo absolutely easy to make and amazing in taste!!
Back to work I go.. I had phone calls with coaches and potential customers.. Read my personal development, which not only helps me and my business, but me as a person! My job is so much fun! I communicate with lots of people who want to be healthy and have the same hobbies I do! It a happy environment and love it!  I checked in with all 4 of my challenge groups and made sure they are all on top of things!! 
As I finish up with my work, time to pick up the boys and go to the pumpkin patch to enjoy QT with the family!! The boys loved picking pumpkins (although they wanted all of them lol) and set them out outside! On my way to the pumpkin patch, I ate my snack.. Raw peppers and hummus and a light string cheese!! Perfect for the car ride!!

I love that my Beach Body job gives my the ability to stop what I am doing, to take my kids places and spend time with them as I need! I have no one to answer to and I make my own hrs and work! I will not be that mother who is working so much, she misses out on opportunities with kids and holidays! Not anymore at least! As a nurse, I was working 12 hr days, every other holiday, lots of weekends, and missed out on lots.. I now am part time, and 1 holiday a year with my nursing job.. With Beach Body, I work when and where I want!
My kids come first and I am soooo glad that I can finally show it!!
Ok dinner time!!

 How about some Black Bean Burgers on 100% whole wheat buns and baked Parmesan Zucchini!! So it was my first time making the Black Bean Burgers and the taste was great! I honestly was not a fan of the texture though.. I think it was because I am used to biting into a burger that is thicker and harder to bite down on and chew, rather than soft beans that are already mashed..
I guess my black beans will stay in my chili and black bean, corn, and edamame salad!!

 After dinner, clean up, kids for a bath, and story time, and relax time!! It was a great and successful day, and ready to hit the sack for another great day tomorrow!!  Kids to bed at 9pm, and time to check in with my groups one more time before I hit the sack!!

As a mommy of 2, 2 1/2 jobs (also a school nurse relief), and a wife… I still make time for what is important to me.. My health! If I do not stay healthy, my husband and kids are most likely not going to make the healthy choices that I would.  My husband does not cook, so they would probably live off of cereal and mac n cheese!!
I have to be a role model and lead by example, how to live healthy, and successful, so they can grow up and do the same!

What example are you setting for your children and family? Are you living a healthy lifestyle?  Teaching them young so they inherit your good and healthy traits?

If you want to learn to live a healthy lifestyle and eat clean, and exercise regularly, join my next fitness challenge and I will coach you 1:1 on how to live that healthy and fulfilling lifestyle so you can pass this on to the next generation! It does not matter how old or young you are.. I am here to guide you to success!!

If you are already working on that lifestyle and are interested in helping others into a healthy routine, join my team (#2 in the company) and get ready for the time of your life!! 
To join my team, message me for details on getting started today! 

or find me on facebook @facebook.com/deidra.penrose

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Asian Chicken- Healthy version

Asian Chicken

Ingredients:
1.5 lb chicken
1 1/5 Tbsp minced garlic
4 Tsbp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp EVOO
4 Tbsp Soy Sauce (low sodium or use braggs liquid aminos)
4 Tbsp chicken broth (low sodium)
1/2 tsp brown sugar (light)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 Tbsp corn starch (in 2 tbsp water – do not add until you add sauce to mixture)
Directions:
Cut raw chicken into 1 inch cubes and bake in oven @ 350 degrees for 25 min
Then put chicken in large pan and add minced garlic and 2 Tbsp brown sugar to cook onto chicken on medium high
Add sauce on low heat for 15 min. or until thick

Make sauce:
In a mixing bowl, add EVOO, chicken broth, soy sauce, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, crushed red pepper together.
Don’t forget to add the corn starch mixture after adding the sauce to thicken your sauce!

Serve on top of brown rice or Quinoa! Oh, and definitely broccoli as a side!! 
If you are having a craving for Chinese food, this is so what you should replace it with!! My family is obsessed with this meal and pretty sure we can live off Asian Chicken!!! They are simple steps and does not take too long to make!! 
*If you want to cut back on a little time, I even cook my chicken in the pan instead of baking it for 15-20 min, but just make sure you drain the juice before adding the garlic and brown sugar!
Please post a comment if you try it and let me know what you think!!!

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Salmon with Lemon-Maple Glaze

SALMON WITH LEMON-MAPLE GLAZE

  • INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon EEVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray 

  • DIRECTIONS:
  • 1. Preheat broiler on high
  • 2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add fish to bag; seal. Refrigerate 10 minutes, turning bag once.
  • 3. Remove fish from bag, reserving marinade. Place marinade in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute.
  • 4. Heat a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt and pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish to pan; cook 5 minutes. Turn fish over. Brush marinade evenly over fish. Broil 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until the salmon is to your liking!!
  • I enjoy this with a serving of baked asparagus and 1/2 baked or sweet potato!

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

How to grow a successful business as a Health and Fitness Coach!

So as a Beach Body coach, we have lots of incentives from our company.  We are given the opportunity to team up in groups of 5 coaches (I have my own team members on my team, but you can chose any coach in the company to group with) and join the CUP CHALLENGE! What this is, is teaming up, and learning to grow our team by going out there and trying to help lots of people!
I am SOOOOO beyond excited and proud to say our team FOREVER FIT is #1 this week out of over 100,000 Beach Body coaches! I am the founder of FOREVER FIT and have the best coaches int he world! We have become so close and it is seriously like a 2nd family! My coaches are so motivated, energetic, and willing to help as many people as they can! It is all about changing lives!

HOW I get to the top and help people is by running challenge groups.

What is a Challenge Group??
A challenge group is a 30, 60, or 90 day challenge that I run and hold in a closed group on face book.  No body except the challengers can see the group.  What I do in my groups is provide challengers with lots of great information, such as nutrition and fitness tips, meal plans, and I do lots of motivational posts to keep you motivated and accountable so you can reach your ultimate fitness and health goals.
It takes 21 days to get into a habit… My job in 21 days is to get you to where you are in a routine and feel that need to exercise, and eat healthy, and have less cravings and more energy!

What do I need to join a fitness challenge?
You need just a few things to get you started on your fitness journey..

#1. A beach body program– You can chose any exercise program that suites you, and if you are unsure, my job is to help you find what is the best fit for you.  The programs vary in intensity, and whether you like cardio, weight training, dancing, or a variety, we can chose depending on your preference.  Each exercise program comes with a meal plan that you can either follow, or just use as a guide.  You also get a schedule, so you know exactly what workout to do and what day! How simple right!? That part is already done for you!

#2. SHAKEOLOGY– Shakeology is our health shake meal replacement full of dense nutrition.  This is used once daily in place of an entire meal.  Just a little about our shakes, they are unlike any, because of how powerful they really are!

What Shakeology is NOT:
NOT just a protein shake
NOT just a supplement
NOT artificial
NON GMO

What Shakeology is:
OVER 70+NATURAL ingredients
Gluten free
Low on the glycemic index (perfect for diabetics who need their insulin levels sustained at a certain level without it spiking with certain foods)
Full of dense nutrition- You have your super foods, anti-oxidants, digestive enzymes, pre-biotics, pro-biotics, amino acids, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. These will ultimately improve your energy levels, cravings, immune system, digestive system, heart health, and muscle growth! This is where the shakes differ from ANY OTHER!
No need to take a multi-vitamins, IT IS INCLUDED!

Get your serving of veggies- 1 shake is comparable to 6 trips to the salad bar.. YES!! No need to fret for you veggie haters!! Your still in luck!
Convenient- If you are running short with time, since I know we are all busy, nothing better than whipping a 2 min breakfast, snack, lunch, or dinner together in 2 minutes! If you are traveling, DON’T worry, we have travel packets!

Cost-effective: Instead of going to fast food, or even star bucks, have a shakeology and gets your money’s worth and the nutrition you need to stop the cravings for these other unhealthy meals.
1 shake is approx 4$ (less than 4 if you are a preferred customer) and equals out to going to the grocery store and purchasing ingredients for a meal, but you get more nutritional value!

Watch a VIDEO on SHAKEOLOGY: CLICK HERE

Here are some of my favorite Shakeology recipes!!

#3. YOU!  The last thing you need is YOU! I need you coming into this challenge with a positive outlook on this challenge.  If you doubt yourself, it is going to be a fight with yourself to actually follow through.  Do not be your own worst enemy. Come into my challenge having faith in yourself that this is it! This is your time to finally break away from all those crash diets, and you will finally live that healthy lifestyle you wanted without feeling those terrible thoughts of binging every other day.  If you stay positive, the outcome will be positive.
If you are having thoughts and not sure about joining a challenge, think of what position you are in right now. Are you where you want to be??
What are you doing to get to your goals?
Is your current plan working? If not, is it time to move onto bigger and better things?
How bad do you want this? What are you willing to do to get there?
If a person wants something bad enough, they will more than likely do what it takes to get there.  Are you willing to do what it takes to finally feel that success and have the transformation you have only wished or dreamed of?

WHY A challenge group vs other workout programs/gym??

  • What I love about these programs is that there is a workout for EVERY person! The intensity level, and type of workout is all dependent upon the challengers’ preference!
  • I am a busy mom of 2 boys ages 1 and 2.5… this does not give me much time to run back and forth to the gym, drop them off at the sitter or daycare.. It just gets to be too much! This has given me the opportunity to workout in my own home (only needing an area of approx 6 feet around you) without having the hassle of traveling with kids.  I can literally wake up and do my workout while the boys are still sleeping and everyone is happy! I now have NO excuse not to get my workout in! We have programs that literally start from 25 min and go up until 1 hr..this is all you need to get your results! It still gets the job done!
  • More cost-effective: No more paying for a gym membership.. it’s right in your own home! No need to pay for a personal trainer! I am your FREE personal trainer that not only helps you with your exercise, but also your nutrition! I work with you on a daily basis to provide you the tools you need to succeed in this journey!
If you are ready to join my challenge, and do not have the workout you want, or the Shakeology, you can purchase a challenge pack which includes everything you need to get started at a discounted price (Workout program, Shakeology in home direct, 1 month trial of Club membership which includes customized meal planning, 10% discount on all products, and free chats with celebrity trainers).  
To make your order, CLICK HERE

What kind of results do people get in my challenge group?? 
These are all my challengers.. real people and real results!! 

You can even WIN FREE $$ for getting healthy!!
MY RESULTS SINCE THE DAY I STARTED USING BEACH BODY AS MY LIFESTYLE!

It’s time to get started! OPPORTUNITY+MOTIVATION+ACCOUNTABILITY+ACTION=SUCCESS

Message me for details on getting started on your journey today! 
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I am looking forward to getting to know you and being a part of your fitness journey!

If you have a passion for health and fitness, and would like to become a Beach Body Coach, and become a part of my team, and grow a successful business, message me and we will get you started today!

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Friday, October 11, 2013

TOP 10 Reasons to Become a Beach Body Coach!

HELP WANTED:
 HEALTH AND FITNESS COACH
TEAM BEACH BODY!

Are you a huge lover of health and fitness and have a passion for helping people??

Are you trying to get into the best shape of your life and want accountability and motivation to get there?
Do you want to be a part of the #2 team in the BEACH BODY company?!
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then I have a way of taking you in the direction you need to succeed! I am a health and fitness coach with Team Beach Body and currently am a 1 star diamond qualifying coach, but will be 6 star very soon! I have been in this career now for 11 months as of today, and I have learned the tools you need to grow a business, grow as a person, and be successful! I am a part of the DREAM TEAM, which is the #2 team in the Beach Body Company. I currently am a leader in the Cup Challenge and our team is ranked #1 called FOREVER FIT!  Do you know what this means? It means I have the training and tools to provide to my team to grow themselves and be leaders, so they can one day, be at the top!

Why is Beach Body Coaching different from any other job?

Since I started working with Beach Body, I have learned that this company stands by you 100% through it all! They are so supportive of who you are and what you do as a coach!  The products are amazing and I have been using them even before I started working as a coach.  The workouts and SHAKEOLGOY are by far the best products for me and I would not be where I am today health, physically, and financially, if it was not for Beach Body. 
Benefits of being a Beach Body Coach:
1.Opportunity to help people– I am a nurse and I always loved to help people.  This is so different than my nursing career.  I am use to working in the emergency room, where I help them for an hour or so, and they are gone and never see again.  
Being a coach, I work with these people for long term and help them in so many more ways: exercise, nutrition, confidence, and we create a special bond.  Before my own eyes, they are changing their lifestyles and transforming into people they never thought they could be.  But because of my guidance, they reach their goals.  This is the most rewarding job I have ever had, and so thankful for having this opportunity. 
2.Be your own boss– No more getting in trouble by your boss for being late, being on your phone, or not doing what you are suppose to be doing because YOU are YOUR boss! You finally have the freedom to do as you please and no answer to anybody but yourself!  
3. Make your own hours– Yes that’s right, you no longer have to work 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts to make a living.  Part of being your own boss is making your own hours.  For instance, These are how my hours went when I first started and was still growing my business.. I would work for 1 hour in the morning, 30 min in the afternoon, and 1 hour in the evening.  
If you want a day off, guess what?! You can take the day off with no body questioning you! You make your hours based on how fast you want to move in the business. Sounds pretty awesome right?!
4. Work from home- For me as a mother, I was dreaming of working from home, doing something I loved, while not having to take my children to daycare or leave them.  That extra money to pay for babysitters and daycare, SAVED!  This also means you can wake up later, go to bed earlier, and not buy extra clothes to work in, because as we speak, I am in my PJ’s!! 
5. Financial Freedom- Are you looking to pay off your debt, your cars, even your home?? Are you even looking to have extra money for Christmas for the family?  Let me tell you, you can make 200$/week, you can make 500$/week,  or you can make 2000$/week, this all depends on what you want! I have officially gone part time at my nursing job, and make more now as a health and fitness coach with Beach Body, than what I do as a Registered Nurse with a 4 yr BSN degree!  Thanks to Beach Body, my Christmas is taken care of in just 2 weeks of working as a fitness coach and I mean I can buy them what I want without checking my back account to make sure there is money is there.  What an amazing feeling this is and a relief for my family!
6. Opportunity to Travel-  When you work as a coach for Beach Body, like I said earlier, they love to support you and praise you for your hard work! So what kind of traveling?? Here is a great example! 
I am taking my husband and I on a Caribbean Cruise in March called the S.S Beach Body 2014 and it is officially paid for! How?? Because as I earn success club points (you earn points for orders made through your website), they actually GIVE you FREE $$ to help pay for your trip! I have earned enough that it is paid for, thanks to BEACH BODY! 
In June, I will be going to SUMMIT in VEGAS for a training and that ticket was paid for because Beach Body rewarded those who worked hard to help others.  All of these trips provide us with awesome training to become better leaders and be more successful! You also have the opportunity to meat all the celebrity trainers, such as Chalene Johnson, Tony Horton, and Shaun T! 
7. Accountability to be Healthy- I love to eat healthy and exercise, but sometimes it gets tough and you want to give up… I have found that being a Beach Body Coach, I now can easily stick with my clean eating and exercise regimen because I know I am acting as a role model for people and I have to practice what I preach!  What better way to hold yourself accountable than to coach and help others along your own journey!  What an awesome job to do what your already doing, but make a difference and an extra income while doing it!? The great thing about this opportunity is you do not have to already be at your goal weight!  You can be just starting your journey… nothing better than being surrounded by motivators to help you on your way!
8. Grow as a person- So I am not the type to take time and read books, because I just feel like I do not have the time.  I have found that I now read more than I ever have even during college because I am now reading books that make a difference not only in my career, but in my life in general! Personal development is huge for me and my coaches because we learn how to stay consistent, motivated, and also how to grow as a leader!  Since I started coaching (I was still on my journey to my own transformation), I did a lot of research on clean eating, and different recipes for cooking for my family.  Since I knew I was going to be teaching others how to live a healthy lifestyle, I knew what I had to do. I now have books upon books, and I have made my family into a family that loves to eat healthy, and I now can enjoy every minute knowing that we are setting a great example as parents for our children!

9. Meet new people- I am such a people person and let me tell you how amazing it feels to build long lasting friendships with people that have so much in common with you! You love to do the same things… help people with learning how to live healthy lifestyles, live a healthy lifestyle on your own by eating clean and exercise of course!!

 10.DISCOUNT- Ok nothing like getting your products that you use to stay healthy and getting them for discounted price! Yes, my SHAKEOLOGY (healthy shake meal replacement full of dense nutrition), and all my workouts (TURBO FIRE, FOCUS T25, INSANITY, P90X, CHALEAN EXTREME, and ULTIMATE RESET) are also given to me at a discounted price! You get 25% discount on ALL Beach Body products! YES PLEASE!!
I know many people are waiting for that “right” time to get started, but let me tell you something… there is NO such thing as the “right time”.. if you want something, you have to just DO IT! Just like NIKE says!! No one is going to push you and do it for you.. you will not go anywhere by thinking about it and dreaming about it.. Its time to go out there and grow, get healthy, stay healthy, and be successful!! It is all about LIVING THE DREAM! 
Are you ready to LIVE YOUR DREAM?! Join my next Coach Apprenticeship starting Nov 1st, to learn how to get started as a coach, and grow as a person and as a team! 
Message me for information on getting started on an amazing journey! I am so excited to have you join my Beach Body Family!
or find me on facebook@ 
 www.facebook.com/deidra.penrose

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Chocolate Shakeology Coconut Oat Cake

Chocolate Shakeology Coconut Oat Cake Recipe

Preheat oven to 350F

2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup Shakeology
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup raw honey
1 cup water
3 egg whites
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Mix everything in a bowl, then pour into a springform pan. Bake at 350 for approx 18mins, then cool completely in the pan. Once cool, cut into wedges. Makes 16 servings.

Optional: sprinkle with additional coconut prior to baking

I know there are other people with the same sweet tooth I have and this is a perfect way to cook for the family and friends and keep everyone healthy and giving them the proper nutrition!

ENJOY!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

How can you relieve your STRESS in a HEALTHY WAY??

So today is the perfect day to question everyone on how you relieve your stress!
There are different ways, some healthy and some not-so-healthy ways… I was bad and went the unhealthy way out, but could have been worse!!
So I come across so many people (as I also was guilty of this at one time) who are huge STRESS EATERS!  Talk about killing those goals you have right?? I know we have stressful moments, but you have to keep in mind you still have goals! As much as we stress each day, if we rely on food to comfort us in our stressful times, how are we ever going to reach our goals?!

When you are feeling the need to munch on food just because you are stressed, or even bored, DRINK WATER!! Realize you are not hungry and you do not need the extra calories!! Soon enough, you train your body into not needing to eat those extra snacks or meals and you can enjoy being healthy and happy with your appearance and health!

One thing I did today was STRESS SHOP! I know some of us have a slight issue with loving clothes and shoes!! I personally love to shop for workout clothes!  Although shopping can be bad, especially if you do it too often, it can mess with your bank account and even family! That is a NO NO!! Do not let your stress get the best of you! Allow yourself to window shop, or give yourself a limit before you go, so you do not binge shop.  For me, I was successful and thankful that I do not live near Macy’s or Banana Republic and I can stick to my good ol Target!!

What is the best thing you can do to relieve your stress?!? Of course… EXERCISE!!!
Your body releases endorphins which cause you to by happy! You will gain energy, feel a sense of accomplishment!! What better thing to do when you feel bad is to make yourself feel good!!? The hardest part is getting started.. Once you tell yourself it will be worth it.. it will get you closer to your goals.. the rest will come easier! Do it for that moment that you realized your clothes are fitting lose, you are getting
compliments about your weight loss or the difference in your definition. The more you do to prevent stress, the less stressed you will be! Make yourself happy, confident, successful with your goals! You are the only person that has total control of your situation and the outcome of your situation.  It is up to you to be happy, healthy, and successful..
It is up to you if you are ready to commit to yourself and start reaching high for your achievements!

If you want to commit and get your body to where you have wanted, join my fitness challenge which will consist of 1:1 coaching for FREE, help with meal planning and prepping, fitness and nutrition tips, recipes, and more! Exercise… nutrition,… you will get it all! Get ready for a 100% commitment to get 100% transformation!!
I help you track your progress through your journey and will keep you motivated, and hold you accountable for reaching your goals!

I am so proud of my challengers who have put so much dedication into themselves to be in a place where they are happy, healthy, and successful!!  These ladies have completed TURBO FIRE (cardio and dancing),  FOCUS T25 (high intense 25 min workouts with cardio and weights), CHALEAN EXTREME (cardio, weights, dancing all in one), LES MILLS PUMP (weight training), and drank SHAKEOLOGY (our health shake full of dense nutrition) to get their amazing results!!

Do you see WHY I love my job?!? These are just a few of many success stories that started in my challenge group and have literally changed their entire lives.. 
Some have:
Stopped smoking
Got off medication for Crohn’s disease
Got rid of migraines 
Got rid of side effects of Lyme’s disease
Got rid of pain issues with Arthritis
Increased their self confidence
Improved their image about themselves!! 
I CHANGE LIVES and I AM PROUD OF MY CAREER!
If you are ready to join my 30, 60, or 90 day BEACH BODY Challenge, message me for details
or find me on facebook at www.facebook.com/deidra.penrose
GET READY TO LIVE YOUR LIFE AND DREAMS!!

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