Monday, May 22, 2017

Staying Fit with Pregnancy #3!

Hey everyone, happy Monday!!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to get back to the grind!!

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If you haven’t followed my journey yet, I’ll give you a little background!! I have 2 boys ages 6 and 4, and 3 bonus kids ages 9, 7, and 4…. and my husband and I are expecting our first baby TOGETHER to add to our blended family of 8! We are so thrilled that God has blessed us and our story has been quite a story!!

My husband and I met not too long ago… back in August of this past year, got engaged just 4 months later, and got married in Feb (just 6 months later of meeting)… and 1 month after marriage, Brent was able to move to PA with me and then it happened… expecting baby #6! Although many think its fast (which we won’t deny it is), we would not have it any other way!! We are completely content with our choices, our relationship, and our lives!

So now we are so excited to share our pregnancy together over the next 8 months! Currently, we are 9 weeks pregnant and will be 10 weeks on Thursday! Due date is Dec 21st, although I went 2 weeks early with both of my boys, so that may just happen again!

My goal for this pregnancy is to be as healthy as possible! I gained 60 lbs with both my boys and I do not want that to happen again! So, my health is my priority so I am healthy for the baby, and feel good as well… The healthier and active you are, usually the better the pregnancy and delivery!

I made a meal plan for this week and I have a workout plan and I’m ready to go! Now with my workouts, I am taking it easy because I have a sub-chorionic bleed, so I am restricted from heavy lifting, jumping, etc.. But I love my yoga, so that will be incorporated, along with jogging, and light weights!!

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So here is my meal plan for the week! Keeping this week lower on carbs, higher with protein and fats. My body has done really well with this and I know gluten makes me feel bloated so if I can stay away a little, I am good! You will see in my meal plan, I AM using Shakeology, which is our superfood shake that is full of dense nutrition… This is something that has helped me so much with my nutrition and has helped with my cravings, bloating, digestion, and energy and I have been continuing to use it daily since finding out I was expecting and plan to use it my entire pregnancy! It is recommended if you question it, that you talk to your OB/GYN, but mine actually use it and are happy with the ingredients and I just need a folic acid in addition to my Shakeology and that takes care of my pre natal vitamin! When people ask me if its safe, I usually respond with: If you are willing to put fast food in your mouth, soda, or other chemicals in many foods, Im thinking a healthy superfood shake won’t hurt!!

My water intake will be a gallon a day… well thats my goal and I’ve been doing pretty good with it when I add lemon and fresh berries to spice things up!! lol

For my workouts, PiYO will be my program! I love my yoga, so this is a yoga/pilates type workout that will help me with my strength and flexibility! I was in Beachbody’s test group when it first came out and had great results!

Workout Schedule

Monday- PiYo align

Tuesday- Define Lower Body

Wednesday- Define Upper Body

Thursday- Strength

Friday- Rest

Saturday- Define Lower Body

Sunday- Define Upper Body

So there you have it!! My plan to success this week!! I am excited to share my journey with you and if there is anything specific about pregnancy you would like to ask or have me talk about, please comment and I will be sure to help with what I can!!

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Beachbody Coach Opportunity.. A real chance at real freedom, real success, and real happiness!

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The craziest thing I hear so many times recently is “Go get a real job.” Or “Oh, that Beachbody scam she does can’t possibly be a career.” Those people who are saying this to me, or hoping I would hear it… I am happily going to educate you on what I do so no one is confused and making these misconceptions about my career as a work from home mom and fitness coach.

4 years ago before starting this whole crazy Beachbody Coach gig, I was a full time ER Nurse. I absolutely loved what I did as a nurse, but 2 years ago, I quit nursing to stay home with my boys and work from home while still being able to fulfill my passion for helping others. But instead of helping people in the hospital, I was then helping people stay out of the hospital and preventing them from acute and chronic illness such as Diabetes (one of the worst diseases killing millions of people), cancer, obesity, heart disease, and more.

Since working from home and running my own fitness business, I have gained so much from life, than many with “real jobs” never get a chance to even experience… maybe thats why they don’t call what I do a real job??

Possible reasons why I am getting questioned about what I do:

  • I sell products off a website
  • I build a team which helps my long term income and stability
  • I don’t clock in and out at a building with a name on it
  • I don’t wear a uniform to work or have certain attire that is required daily
  • I don’t have a boss to tell me what to do
  • I run my business through social media and talk to people all over the US and Canada (and soon to be international)
  • I didn’t have to go to college for this education or have a certain experience/training before starting
  • Some of my trainings and trips I attend as a coach are at resorts, vacation spots, and I’m having a blast doing it

These reasons are absolutely reasons to question what I do! We are all entitled to our own opinion and have the right to be skeptical and curious!!! Which is WHY I am going to answer ALL these concerns!

  1. I do sell products off a site! I sell products that have changed MY life and my family’s and friends! They were my guinea pigs first along with myself to see if these products actually worked! What I have found is answers to many people’s questions and complaints about a healthy lifestyle! I found workouts with real certified trainers like the 21 Day Fix, Hammer and Chisel, and Core De Force, that help you get through a real workout. In these programs, you get nutrition plans with recipes to help you eat healthy for you and your family! You also get to calculate your caloric intake and figure out what you should be eating each day according to YOU and your lifestyle and goals. Oh, and that Shakeology stuff…. yes, thats real too! I have not found ANY other meal replacement shake that gives me the energy, helps my digestion and bloating, and gives me the nutrients and superfoods that Shakeology does. This isn’t for everyone either, this is for people who go for quality for their health and who want to live a healthy lifestyle the right way… working hard, exercising, healthy eating, and getting support, motivation, health and fitness tips from me as their coach! NO wraps, diet pills, patches, nothing temporary that could possibly be called a scam or bad products that don’t work! The only way it doesn’t work is if you stop trying!  So I do sell products that are life changing, and I also sell health and happiness!
  2. I build a team which helps my long-term income.  No, this is NOT a pyramid scheme and I do NOT make money from the people below me… If I am not working, people who signed up after me can pass me up and make more income than myself! How this does work though, is when you find other like-minded people who are ready to hustle and change lives, you are all building a team and helping others which builds volume, which leads to long term income that doesn’t disappear just because you don’t “sell” something that day or week. As I build a team, I do less “selling” and more training to help my coaches to become successful themselves in running challenge groups to help people along their fitness journey! I was able to triple my nursing salary when I actually quit nursing to work full time as a Beachbody coach, and I don’t know about you, but income is income and either way, that is food on my kids table and a roof over their head! I, just like others with a real job have been able to pay off debt, put money away for my children, take my kids on vacations, and have holidays for them without stressing about what is in my bank account… and not everyone with a real job can even say they can do that… I know working as a nurse, I still struggled to get debt paid off and have extra set aside.
  3. I don’t clock in and out of a building with a name or title on it. No, I don’t work at ____ Hospital anymore… I wake up and while my boys are still sleeping, I go downstairs sometimes in my Pj’s and answer a few messages. Then my boys wake up and I get them ready for school and my youngest Wes hangs out with me during the day and we work together, with a little play time in between! I also can take breaks when I need to so I can attend my kids events and sports which has been such a blessing! I do not have a time clock to where I get paid by the hour. I make up my own hours according to what is best for me and my family, and I can work wherever I feel like because my business is worked online! I don’t have to leave my kids.. they watch me help people via computer, phone, and if they are close, my challengers and coaches come over and we workout together, meal prep together, and have fun! I know that doesn’t even seem like a real job… it seems like a dream right?! Well, the beauty of your life is YOU get to pick what you do and where you work! You picked your life and career, and I will be in charge of mine!
  4. I don’t wear a uniform to work. Nope, I mostly wear workout clothes, but sometimes I work in my Pj’s! If I’m on a trip, I even wear a fancy outfit, or a bathing suit! I think my favorite part is the yoga pants though! They are pretty comfy and you can find really cool ones with cute designs!!
  5. I don’t have a boss telling me what to do. Nope.. I am MY OWN BOSS. I answer to myself. I don’t have someone I have to report to for an evaluation for a bonus or raise.. I simply help more people and give myself my own raise! Sounds pretty cool, right?!
  6. I run my business through social media. This might really get people. Like how can you run a real business using social media?!?! Well, it’s something called network marketing and it’s as real as it gets! You have the ability to not be stuck to help people or work with people only in the area you live! You have the ability to help people from all over, make friends from all over, and it’s a pretty wonderful thing! When you limit yourself to a local area, your limiting your success… this is an opportunity for you to change so many lives in so many different locations!! This is also how I share my journey and story so I can find other like-minded moms, military families, and fitness lovers who want to empower other women… because that is my true goal in life!! To empower women and help them see they can be independent, strong, and successful no matter what trials and tribulations they have encountered in their lives!
  7. I didn’t have to go to college or have an education to get my fitness coaching job. Sure didn’t, and that may come off crazy, but it’s not about how much you know, its about how hard your willing to work, how passionate you are about what you do, and how much your willing to learn and experience along the way! As a successful coach, I have my own trainings to help my team grow a successful home business themselves! I teach my team how to brand themselves, how to communicate with potential challengers and teammates, and learning about what Beach body is and what we stand for!
  8. I travel and my trainings are at resorts, vacations spots, and I have fun doing it! The problem with society is we are put in a place that we are suppose to think of a job is being something you hate going to… something you dread… all you who clock in on Mondays who work your 9-5 or swing shifts.. you dread Mondays and the start of another week…. I get it, I’ve been there and done that! But is that really how we should live?? I don’t live in a  fantasy world, I live in a world that you should be happy and feel complete with what you do every day, because you spend a lot of your life doing that and you only live once and you better live it to the fullest! So yes, I have fun working, traveling, and spending quality time with my friends that I choose to work with… because I have that ability!

I have the ability to choose this as my career, just as you have the ability to choose your career and your happiness! I hope this whole Beachbody coaching gig makes a little more sense to you now. It’s a real job that can give you real freedom with your family and loved ones, real happiness, and real success!

Again, its not for everyone! Its for people who love to be healthy and want to share their journey along the way, want to make friends and surround themselves around other positive and uplifting people (because we are pretty positive… even in the darkest times we find faith, hope, and a good future), and aren’t afraid to work in yoga pants at any hours of the day you want!

YOU CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY!

If you read this and it seems like a perfect fit for you and you would be a great asset to my team Forever FIT, please fill out my application below for a spot in my New Coach Training so I can help you find that freedom, happiness, and success!!

*Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our Coaches.

 

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Parmesan Oatmeal Crusted Chicken

Moms, you will want to try this, your kiddos are going to enjoy this one!

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Parmesan Oatmeal Crusted Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old fashion oatmeal
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Spray baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray
3. Place oats in a bowl and lightly bread the chicken with the oats until evenly coated
4. Place coated chicken on baking sheet.
5. Sprinkle tops of chicken with garlic powder
6. Drizzle chicken with EVOO
7. Divide parmesan cheese evenly between the chicken by sprinkling on top.
8. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes
Enjoy!

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Wedding Prep 3 Weeks Til We Say “I DO”

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I usually only see my Fiancé once every month since he lives 10 hours away in Maine and I’m hanging out here in Pennsylvania… It’s a slight challenge, but it’s temporary and we both have to continue doing what we need to do to achieve our goals! This is one reason I love this man so much! We understand each other, and support one another with our life goals.. even if it requires us being away from each other for some time.

So even though I saw Brent last weekend and he came to visit, he decided to surprise me again with another visit! Yes, he’s crazy enough to drive 10 hours each way to be with me when he can! We made a weekend out of it for sure! We started off with getting our first fur baby together!! He had a cat prior to us starting our relationship, but now we got our first puppy!! We adopted her from a friend of mine who was looking for a family for her! It worked out perfect because I needed a hypoallergenic doggy that doesn’t shed because of my son Weston’s allergies. She’s def loved so much already! We even took her into Walmart to get groceries.. yea, you can call us the crazy people of Walmart!! LOL! And Yes, Brent is our new “Dog Mom”!

After getting our pup Izzy, we went to visit my mom and soon to be step-dad and went 4 wheeling! We took the side by side and stayed warm and dry while my mom and her boyfriend got wet and cold on the quad!! Never a dull moment with us!

Sunday, we went to downtown Chambersburg to our Ice Fest, and while we were there, Brent finally got to see our venue for our wedding! He has only seen pictures, so this was a nice surprise!

Sunday night pizza, movie, and cuddles!!

What is your favorite kind of pizza? I don’t know about you, but I love my Papa John’s and Stuffed Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut.. but I also know that it has as many calories per slice as I should have in a whole day!! So, it’s time to make some adjustments and make my own version so I am getting my pizza cravings satisfied, but also staying on track with my fitness goals! Because everyone should know you can’t work off a bad diet!

So Brent and I wanted to have pizza, movie, and cuddle night, so we went for making our own pizza! Saving money, calories, and we had a blast making it together! I was going to make a white pizza, but Brent had an awesome idea of adding Kale instead of spinach, which I never have done before! I am always up for trying something new!


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Healthy Stuffed Crust Kale Pizza:

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole grain pizza crust (I get the Pillsbury roll)
  • 1/2 cup organic pizza sauce
  • 6 light string cheese
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh kale
  • 1 cup fresh portobello mushrooms
  • 2 cups shredded 1% mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt (or sea salt)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Roll out the dough. Place the string cheese side-by-side length wise 1/2 inch from end of dough. Roll the end of dough over top string cheese, so the cheese is covered fully by dough to make crust.
  3. Add sauce to the middle and with a spoon, smooth out sauce so it covers the dough.
  4. Add cheese and spread evenly to cover the pizza (except crust).
  5. Add Kale and spread evenly on pizza.
  6. Add mushrooms, and remaining 4 ingredients to pizza (evenly sprinkling on top of pizza).
  7. Bake for 25 min, or until brown on top.
  8. Let cool before eating!
  9. ENJOY with your favorite salad! Mine of course is the Strawberry Spinach Salad!

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Ok, so you really gotta try this recipe!! It’s crazy amazing!!

WHAT ELSE DID PREP FOR THE WEDDING?!

Now, I know this post is a prep for our wedding, so if you really want to know what we got accomplished.. well… we just saw our venue again TOGETHER! One more thing, I got to sit down with our DJ and go over what music we went for each part of the wedding.. I do not know what I would do without her! She’s kinda like my wedding planner!

Other than those 2 things, we didn’t do anything else! I will say this week is going to be BUSY! I need to follow up with everyone we are using for the wedding to help make it special!

Staying Fit For Our Wedding!

As you saw, we made some healthy food, and we also did get some workouts in! We have been doing Core De Force, our home fitness program! It’s nice because we can workout at home, we have a schedule to follow, along with a meal plan! If you want more information on this program, or starting your fitness journey, please fill out the application below and I will contact you and help you get started!

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One of our other dinners were Buffalo Chicken and Spaghetti squash, with a Strawberry Spinach salad! Can you tell I’m slightly obsessed with these salads?!

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Overall, we had a great week, weekend, and are ready to keep chugging along with our journey! Lots of surprises and unknowns, but we have faith in this process and God has a great plan for us! One day at a time, we will let everything fall into place!

 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Getting Fit For Wedding Day- 5 Week Countdown

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So I am like everyone else with a New Year’s Resolution… but I try to make this more of a lifestyle!!!

One of my resolutions is to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle and minimizing the cheat meals each week.  I do well with my workouts, but my nutrition can easily fall off as many of you can probably relate!

Now that my wedding day is coming right around corner in a little over 5 weeks, it’s time to get serious!

So I started my new regimen last week with Core De Force, which is our home fitness program with Beachbody! Since I am a fitness coach with Beachbody, it is important for me to lead by example and show others what is is like to live a healthy lifestyle! So I incorporate our home fitness programs that are around 30 minutes a day, along with clean eating! One additive we use into our nutrition is Shakeology, which is our superfood health shake and is a meal replacement! You cannot find this quality of a shake over the counter and has amazing benefits… hence me using this for over 4 years now!

As I started Core De Force, I also started with the 3 Day Refresh cleanse just to remove the toxins and junk that I put in my body over the holidays! It was a perfect way to get on track with my nutrition and get me in good eating habits!
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There is not a huge difference, but I will say the bloating is gone, and I feel lighter!! I am down 3 lbs and 2 inches! My main goal was to get the toxins out of my body and get focused on my nutrition and let go of the cravings… It was a success!

So now the journey continues! I will be drinking my Shakeology daily, eating clean, and getting in my Core De Force workouts 6 days a week! These are the simple keys to success!! It’s not complicated! So many people try to over complicate it with counting calories, diets, points, macros, etc… honestly, its portion control, and making healthy choices!!!

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So there you have it! My little secret to reaching those goals that seem sometimes IMPOSSIBLE!

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Not only is working out going to help you burn those calories, but during the time of wedding prep, you need to relieve that stress!! Im going to leave you with a little secret about my wedding and engagement!!

My fiancé Brent and I got engaged on Christmas Eve…. we ALMOST went to JP to get married, but decided we wanted our special immediate family and very very close friends there… just a few!! So we set the date of February 18th, 2017! Yes, that is like 8 weeks to plan our wedding!

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To take it a little further, since my fiancé lives in Maine, while I’m in PA, I am doing the planning alone. He gets to FaceTime with me, but it isn’t the same! He will not be transferring to PA National Guard until the end of summer!

But we are still having fun planning and getting ready! In the first week of actually planing (that started last week lol), we confirmed our venue, our flowers, and I got my dress! This week so far, we confirmed our photographer, our catering, and still going strong!

So who says they need 1 year to plan?! HAHA! I feel like I should do this as my second career!!

Anyways, I am excited to track my next 5 weeks of planning and getting fit for our wedding day! Also, feel free to follow me on my FITNESS PAGE on Facebook for more healthy tips and a little more of my journey!  Embrace Your Figure

If you are prepping for a wedding yourself or you just want to get in the best shape/get into a healthy lifestyle, fill out my application below for a spot in my next 30 day fitness group!

*Please only fill out if you do not currently have a Beachbody coach you are working with!

 

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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, April 13, 2016

Tips to Get Your Kids Eating Healthy!!

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I always say, healthy mom/dad, healthy kids!! Our kids do exactly what we do.. they watch every move we make, every step we take!! So it is so important that if we want them to live a long, healthy lifestyle, then we as parents need to promote it too and practice what we preach!!

The more we live out the lifestyle we want for our kids, the more likely they will be to stick to it too!! Just an example, this afternoon for lunch, I was eating with my kids. I am right in the middle of the 3 Day Refresh, a cleanse that consists of Shakeology (a nutritious dense health shake full of natural superfoods, amino acids, pre and probiotics, digestive enzymes, and more to help curb cravings, decrease bloating, and help increase energy and maintain healthy blood sugar levels), Fiber Sweep (contains Chia, ground flax,  and psyllium seed husks to help eliminate wastes from your digestive tract), Vanilla fresh (a shake with plant based protein, essential vitamins and minerals, probiotics, and potato protein), and fresh fruits and veggies. As I am getting my food ready, I was thinking what to make them.  It would be so easy so cook up some easy macaroni, chicken nuggets, or cereal, but I am really focusing in on giving them the nutrition they need. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t starve my kids of having kid food sometimes, but I feel if I get them in this lifestyle now, they will continue wanting these types of foods! Just as adults.. we eat something for so long, our body wants more right?! Same goes with our kids and giving them healthy food!

So for my kids’ lunch, I figured, I have grilled chicken and green beans made up, lets eat! I do give them their ketchup because we love our condiments!! lol! And to my surprise, they actually asked for more healthy choices! My oldest wanted an apple with peanut butter to go with his lunch, and my youngest wanted his cucumbers with Greek Yogurt Ranch! Thats what I’m talking about!! Proud mama right here!!

So you may be asking, how the heck do you get them to eat like this?!

This is just how I did it, so it may not be your way, but I started by not giving them an option. That simple lol. When they see mommy and daddy are not giving in, they eat if they are hungry! For the first couple times, they said they didn’t like it or want it, but then when they saw mommy wasn’t playing games, they ate it and LOVED it!!

So tip #1. BE CONSISTENT!

#2. Introduce on healthy food at a time.  If you do too much at once, it may overwhelm them.  So one food at a time!

#3. Give options of how they eat it! For me, I found it helpful to allow condiments and additives to go with the foods.. for instance, the cucumbers with Greek Yogurt Ranch. They dip away, but now I use less condiment and they are still getting in their veggies! I also allow ketchup with their chicken.. because its just good lol!!

MOST IMPORTANTLY…..

#4. MAKE IT FUN!! What kid doesn’t like to have fun with their food?!?! Make shapes out of cucumbers, let them make faces with grapes, apples, and other fruits and veggies… Play time at the table can be fun for us all!!

#5. Give incentives.. Ok so its kinda like bribing, but better lol!! My kids say they don’t want any more food, but they still have a good bit on their plate, I say, 5 more bites and you get a sticker on your sticker chart, or 10 minutes on the iPad today! They love either one, so I alternate! If they do not follow through, I do not reward in any way for them not finishing! No stickers, no iPad!

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Ok come on, aren’t they cute though? Totally worth teaching them this healthy lifestyle so they can continue living life happy, fulfilled, and healthy!! It all starts with us though!! Lets keep working hard at leading by example and showing them that being healthy is fun!

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Whole Wheat Waffles with Berries

Whole Wheat Waffles with Berries

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Ingredients: Per serving 6

  • 1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Wheat Germ
  • 1/4 unsweetened apple-sauce
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 3/4 cup Almond milk
  • 3 cups of your FAVORITE fresh berries! I used blueberries and raspberries.
  • 1 tsp Pure maple syrup

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, apple sauce, oil, and vanilla.
  2. Beat in whole wheat and all-purpose flour, wheat germ until mixture is smooth.
  3. Preheat waffle iron and spray with PAM or EVOO cooking spray.  Pour batter in waffle maker and cook until golden brown on top (or until light says ready lol) 😛
  4. Once waffle is done, place on plate and add your favorite fresh berries (1/2 cup per serving of waffle- 2 triangles)
  5. Drizzle pure maple syrup on top for some extra sweetness! ENJOY!
*If you are following the 21 DAY FIX meal plan, the containers for each serving (2 triangles or a half of waffle):
1 YELLOW
1 PURPLE
2 TSP
**If you are looking for more fitness tips, accountability, and help with your nutrition along your fitness journey, please fill out my application for a spot in my next fitness challenge group held in a closed group on Facebook.  You will have me as your FREE coach and daily check-ins for your own accountability to help you reach your goals!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Create A Successful Business that Fits Your Healthy Lifestyle

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If you knew you couldn’t fail, how big would you dream? 
Would you make yourself a career that you wake up feeling excited to go to?
Would you spend extra hours working, just because you love it so much?


I know these questions can easily be answered, but making a change can be scary right?! Especially when we are unsure of what the future holds! Fear of the unknown and fear of failure are two things that stop people from dreaming big and taking action to reach their goals! 
Letting fear get the best of you is only going to do one thing to you… STOP YOU FROM BEING SUCCESSFUL!  Is that what you really want? The only thing truly holding you back from you and success is YOU!


Its time to make a change!


If I would not have taken a leap of faith 19 months ago, I would still be working 12 hour shifts 3 days a week, overtime to be able to set extra money away for my kids school, working nights, weekends, and holidays.   I’m sorry, but I would much rather spend that precious time watching my children grow and miss their first day of school, their sporting events, dances, and vacations! 
I want the freedom to pick up and go on vacation without having to ask a boss, or pick the hours I want to work, and not settle for 50 cent yearly raises as a Nurse.  I deserve more than that and so does my family. 


You may be wondering, what did I do 19 months ago that changed my life?
I took a chance on a career that I wasn’t sure was going to be stable for me, but I knew in my heart, it was going to be something great for my family and I, so I signed up as a Beachbody coach.  
I was on my own fitness journey after having my second child, my oldest being 1 year old, and we just built a house, along with me going to school for my master’s classes and doing clinicals at schools.  Yes, I was busy, BUT I did not make it my excuse… I made it my reason to push harder! I did not want to be everywhere but with my family all the time.  I loved working out, trying to eat healthy (yes I said trying lol), and after my 2nd son was born, I joined an online fitness challenge which is held in a closed group on Facebook where I received 1:1 support, accountability and motivation to help me reach my goals! 


I started with Insanity and Shakeology, and was pleasantly surprised with the results I got!  I continued my journey and moved on to Turbo Fire by Chalene Johnson, an amazing celebrity trainer who is so inspiring and motivating! I couldn’t believe I was getting results faster than I ever got at the gym! I feel 100% it was the extra coaching and accountability that was given to me in my challenge group! 


Since having a great transformation, I decided in the middle, to share it with others, hoping to inspire someone that I can help make that lifestyle change that was so amazing to me!  I signed up as a Beachbody Coach and started talking about my journey and what it has done for me! 
The more I shared with other people, the more people began to realize this can potentially change their life too! I ran challenge groups monthly and invited everyone possible.. WHY?!? Because literally, EVERYONE can benefit from this! It does not matter what weight you are at, or how busy you are, there is a way and time to invest in yourself and your health to make you a happier and more fulfilling person!


As my challengers were getting results similar to what I got (some even more), they realized the opportunity with coaching! Not only getting a discount is a bonus, but having the ability to share this with other people and help them is just so rewarding! 


Our team is now made up of approximately 300 people and growing, but the success is unbelievable! Our success depends on how many lives we change… Just a little idea.. we are currently ranked at #27 in the company out of over 185,000 coaches! We are at the top 1% of the company all because our health is important and it is important for us to help others!


Our team is provided with top training that will give each person the ability to become a top coach at any given time if that a goal and dream! We have events, weekly calls, and 1:1 calls that also help each coach with learning as much as they would like about the business and to grow their own successful team!


To this day, my team and I are leading by example, staying in shape by using Beachbody programs that have gotten us in the best shape of our lives, drinking Shakology, the healthiest meal of the day and full of high quality nutrients to fuel our bodies, and eating clean!  


On Wednesday, August 7th, I am hosting a LIVE Business Opportunity Call on google air and would love to give you the opportunity that was given to me and my team!  

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Beachbody Success Club Cruise 2014 – Living the Dream of a Beachbody Coach!

Living the Dream~

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Who ever would have thought you could have a job so rewarding, yet so fun and inspiring?? I ask myself everyday how on earth did God put me where I am today? I have always watched successful people grow and have the opportunity to travel, and earn an amazing income at the same time…
Never in a million years did I think I would be that person!

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Arriving in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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I signed up as a Beachbody coach in Nov of 2012, but did not really get involved with the company until January of 2013.  So as I started getting involved, I was sharing my passion for health and fitness, sharing my own transformation, and motivating as many people as possible on face book and to my family and friends… As more and more people saw what I was doing and noticed how happy and motivated I was myself using beachbody programs and drinking Shakeology, I was attracting people who either had the same passion for health and fitness, or who wanted to be on their own journey with weight loss… This is probably the biggest reward I can say I have had…. watching others transform themselves and gain life back!

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Along with having the amazing benefit of helping people, Beachbody provides us coaches with perks… When you do good for others, the favor is returned.  As each person you help, you gain what we call Success Club points.  For each point earned, we earn “cruise dollars” or money towards your success club trip.  So since I was able to help so many people, I ended up having my cruise PAID in FULL, along with having 500$ to spend on the cruise for being a Success Club All star! How nice it was to treat my hubby to a couples massage while on a cruise and pamper him and myself?? AHH-MAZING!!

So this Beachbody cruise was actually the first beachbody trip/event I was able to attend… I have gone to super Saturdays and retreats, but never a big event such as this! With thousands of coaches, 1 ship, I must say it was pretty inspiring! Even better, the trainers that inspire me so much were right in front of me… The ones I work out with through my home DVD’s- Insanity, T25, P90X3, and 21 day fix… Yes I met them ALL!!!

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Elite Party with Shaun T

Shaun T and I – Gotta love the selfies!

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Autumn Calabrese- 21 Day Fix
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Tony Horton- P90X3

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Me after winning photo with Autumn for hitting SC 10

Not only was I able to meet the celebrity trainers, but I was also able to meet Corporate- The CEO of the company Carl Daikeler, and Michael Neimand who I met once before.  What is even better is these people are so normal.  They are just like you and I- they are down to earth, and have so much fun! They do not act like celebrities by any means.

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Carl Daikeler- CEO Beachbody

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Michael Neimand with Melanie, Matt, and Alyssa

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We had 5 days on the cruise, and as an Elite coach, My hubby and I were given a balcony suite, an Elite gift bag with some awesome goodies, and an ELITE dinner party where we were able to spend more time together bonding as a team! Since coaches are from all over the US and Canada, it was so nice to finally put names and faces together! I think one of the best parts of this cruise was involving my husband where he can see what really goes on and interact with the team and families also! 

PS. Pic to the left- YES, I got a PiYO DVD to take home! One of the first to get a taste of whats next to come out!! I will keep you al updated, I promise!! 🙂
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My hubby and I before Formal dinner

Im pretty sure my team totally had a blast after our dinners- We had lots of karaoke, game shows, and good talks! Nothing better than catching up on lots of lost time!! 

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Alyssa and Andrea

A little Karaoke Kaileigh, Andrea, and Alisha
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Dinner with the Dream Team
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So happy to see my Jersey BFF
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workout with Autumn Calabrese

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Soaking up in the sun
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Cozumel with the Hub!

 Overall, this was such an amazing experience.  I spent quality time with family, and now my extended Beachbody family! 
I do recommend, if you have a passion for helping others, and a passion for health and fitness… Beach body coaching has been such a blessing to me and can’t imagine where I would be without it! It has given me time with my family, my children, helped me and my family learn a healthy lifestyle, and have financial freedom! I do not think someone can ask for a better career! 
If you are looking to start a new career, or even just have a couple hours a week to earn an extra income and help others while keeping yourself motivated and reaching your own health and fitness goals, fill out my coach application below and I will contact you within the next 24 hours. This is the perfect time to get into my exclusive Coach Basics training starting April 7th.  You will get my mentoring and training with the #2 team in the company, along with all the tools you need to grow into a successful business!
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