Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How to Turn Your Passion for Fitness Into Your Career!

Calling all you fit mommas who hate leaving their kids at home to go to work! 

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I know exactly what its like.  After having my 2nd child Weston and Chase being only 1 year old, I was working full time hours as an ER nurse. Working 12 hour shifts and night rotations was NOT my life I wanted to have.  I felt like I was always catching up on sleep if I wasn’t working, and I was always tired because the shifts and sleep was always changing.  I was missing activities an moments with my kids that I will never get back.. for instance, my son’s first crawl.

One day at work,  there were a couple girlfriends of mine who were having a rough morning because they unfortunately had to work and it was their kids first day of school.  That was the moment I thought to myself that I was never going to be that mom missing out on those memories I will never get back. Deidra Penrose, New Coach training Beachbody, successful Beachbody coach PA, fitness coach PA, top online fitness coach,  elite beachbody coach, healthy mom, fitness and nurse, weight loss journey, fitness business from home, financial freedom fitness, fitness motivation, fitness inspiration

Your kids are only young once and I decided that if I have the opportunity to take control of my time and freedom with my kids, then I was going to do it! I am done being average and settling for a job that I work my butt off for and only make what someone else decides they will pay me.  I am done living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet and not be able to save for my kids college education or whatever they need for their future!

So here I am.. 3 years later.. RETIRED from nursing for 1 year and having more freedom with my kids and financial freedom than I ever had.  I will not say it was easy, but it was so worth the sacrifices to have long term freedom with my family!

So HOW did I get to where I am today?!? Working full time from home as a fitness coach with Beachbody where I set my schedule and help people with their fitness goals for a living….

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First off, I had a CLEAR VISION-  I knew what I wanted, and that was to retire from nursing, and be a work from home mom.  I wanted to give my boys freedom.  The ability to travel, to do activities, and for me to be present in their lives as much as possible! I also love helping people, which is why I got into nursing in the first place.  But I decided I wanted to keep people out of the hospital and help them live a healthy lifestyle so they live a long fulfilling life and don’t have to worry about hospital stays, medical bills, and taking medication daily.

Next, I SET GOALS- Not only did I set short and long term goals, BUT I wrote them down! I made a goal board for myself and what I wanted and I made sure EVERYTHING was wrote on that board so I can see it every day!  That daily reminder helps you push even when your having a bad day or you want to give up!

Then, I TOOK ACTION- You can dream as much as you want, but if you are not taking action, then your going to stay in the same unhappy and comfortable place that you are in.. I hated to admit that to myself and its not that I was so unhappy and miserable with life, but I knew if I didn’t make the change and take action, I would not have any more time with my kids or freedom than what I do now.  I signed up as a fitness coach not having any education about social media or how to be self employed growing my own business.  So along with signing with a coach who helped me, I got into my coaches new coach training that gave me the basics to set a foundation for my successful business.

I STAYED CONSISTENT- Consistency is KEY! I know it is so easy to be excited when you start something new, for example your fitness journey. You start of motivated and you are consistent with those daily workouts and eating healthy, but then sometimes life gets busy and your consistency fizzles and your results become less and less apparent… then before you know it, your back to square one.  Let me tell you that does NOT have to happen!! If you stay consistent, trust the process that you will succeed!!  I took 1 hour a day to grow my Beachbody business while working full time as a nurse and taking Master’s classes.  I shared my fitness journey, talked to people about it wherever I went, and helped as many people as I could!

The PAYOFF- There is nothing better than freedom! Traveling with my kids at least 2 times a year, attending every event and activity, and not missing any moment of my boys growing up! In my first year, I was able to make up my yearly nursing salary as a fitness coach. In just 2 years, I retired as a nurse.  As of January, my yearly income as a nurse was made in just 3 months of my fitness coaching income!IMG_7341

Now all I want to ask you is how important your long term goals are to you? Are you willing to work hard at the beginning to reap the reward in the end?

I can say from my own experience, turning my passion for fitness into my career was my best decision I ever made for myself and my family! I wake up every day doing what I love, ready to help others with their fitness journey while keeping myself accountable.  I work from home making my own hours, and my boys watch me work and have grown a passion for being healthy as well! You may be able to tell from this picture! My oldest son loves making his muscles!

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If you are ready to take your fitness to the next level and want to build your own fitness career from ground up, I would love to mentor you along your journey and provide you with the training and resources you need to grow a 6 figure income within 2 years!

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sriracha Ranch Chicken

If you know me, you know I am a BIG fan of spicy food!! I have tons of recipes on here if you haven’t seen them, be sure to check them out!!! So speaking of spicy, Sriracha is one of my favorites too!! I feel like a kid in a candy store with all the different things with Sriracha now including the Sriracha almonds and Sriracha ketchup!! #WINNING!!!!

So anyways.. I want to share this awesome recipe with you all!! Its so simple to make and literally takes 3 ingredients!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Boneless, skinless Chicken breasts
  • 2 TBSP Sriracha Sauce
  • 4 TBSP Ranch (I make it healthy, so I use Greek Yogurt Ranch)

Direction:

  1. Put all 3 ingredients into a large ziplock bag and let marinade in fridge for 3 hours.
  2. Cook on grill (or I even use George Foreman) until cooked through.

This is a perfect recipe for grilling out for Memorial Day parties, or whatever parties and get togethers you are having for the summer!!!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Getting rid of night-time cravings!

Ok so I need to be honest here… living a healthy lifestyle is NOT always easy for me! My biggest struggles come when I’m emotional, stressed, and going through struggles.. yup, that has been me over the past week. I have fallen off big time, but thank goodness there is something called a new day and a new week to start fresh!!  So I’m back at it, but I still want to share with you some ways that I do overcome my struggles with eating, especially at NIGHT!

#1. The first thing you can do is figure out WHAT is triggering your food cravings.

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#2. Is there a certain TIME OF DAY that you are triggered more? Example for me is night time when I’m not as busy.

#3. How can you GET RID of those cravings other than completely avoiding what triggers?

Examples:

  • Go workout (if it doesn’t keep you up all night)
  • Eat a healthy alternative
  • Go brush your teeth
  • Chew gum
  • Talk to a friend/family member to keep busy
  • Read a good book/listen to a good audio

So now lets go more in depth about healthy alternatives.  I am sorry, but I feel that I need something in the evening and as long as it is healthy, I am right on track with my goals and where I want to be.  One option I do very often is drinking Green Tea and have a rice cake!

Now, I do not always make my rice cakes like this, but I do get creative when I am really in need of a snack!

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Rice Cake 

  • 1 small layer of natural PB
  • light cool whip (thin layer)
  • 1 tbsp soy free, nut free, and dairy free chocolate chips (from organic section in local grocery store)
  • unsweetened coconut to top it off (sprinkle)

If you can work hard for 21 days, your body will not physically need what it was craving.. in fact, you saw I just wrote WAS craving… Your body will NOT need the junk because it will be out of your system and it just takes 21 days to create new habits!! Let go of the cravings, and move forward with your goals!

A big part of my success comes from having support and extra motivation in my fitness challenge groups that I hold online (in a closed group on Facebook). We do daily motivation, tips, recipes, and help with meal planning! In our group, we incorporate a fitness program of your choice from Beachbody, along with adding Shakeology into our regimen to help us get the proper nutrition.

If you are interested in taking your fitness to the next level, please fill out the application below for a spot in my 30 day fitness challenge.

*You do not have to be in great shape or at your goal.. This is to help you create a lifestyle that you can live off of forever. To help you tone, lose weight, or even build muscle.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Skinny Girl Cheesecake (High protein)

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It almost looks to good to even believe its healthy right?!? Guess what? There are alternatives to everything so you can make your food healthy!! It’s all about trial and error until you find what works for you!!

I found this recipe from a friend and it was simply amazing!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 8 oz packages of light cream cheese (be sure its at room temperature)
  • 2 8 oz Greek Yogurt (I used one 8 oz of vanilla and 1 8 oz plain)
  • 2 eggs and 2 whites
  • 2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I like to add more nutrition so I use Vanilla Shakeology)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 24 grams splenda

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Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients together using a hand mixer. Make sure filling is smooth
  3. Add filling to 8 inch pie pan.  If you want to get a little unhealthy, you can make your own crust by using low fat graham crackers crushed (1.5 cups) with 1 tbsp I can’t believe its not butter or even better… I used 1.5 cups of special K cereal crushed with I can’t believe its not butter. Be sure its completely flat onto pie pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes at 250.
  5. Then turn up to 325 and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Then turn back down to 250 and cook for 20 more minutes. Total cook time is 70 minutes.
  7. Let cook and ENJOY!!

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Asparagus and Tomato Bake

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 large bundles of asparagus
  • 1 cup fresh baby tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • vegetable stock concentrate
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tbsp scallion greens (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup feta

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Trim and discard bottom inch of asparagus, then cut into 3 inch pieces.
  3. Bring vegetable concentrate and 3/4 cup water to a low simmer in a small pot.
  4. In a large baking dish, toss together garlic, asparagus, tomatoes, half the thyme, and drizzle olive oil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and bake in oven for about 20 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking, until tomatoes are burst and asparagus are tender.
  6. Cook couscous and add remaining thyme. Add warm stock, then reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 10 minutes until tender.
  7. Fluff the couscous with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Serve on plate and add serving of roasted veggies on top. Garnish with the feta, almonds, and scallion greens.
  8. ENJOY!

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