So if you have been following my journey, the Shift Shop journey is in FULL force!! We are in week 2… my hubby and I and are following our challengers in our big exclusive test group! Being 20 weeks pregnant, I wanted to pick a program to follow from home that still challenged me, gave me cardio, weights, and an easy meal plan to follow, yet allowed modification for when necessary!! I know my body and definitely do not want to over do it and hurt myself or the baby!! So, this is what we choose!!
Being half way through week 2, we are kicking butt with these workouts!! They are a challenge for sure, but I think my past workout programs I did really got me in great shape to still be able to do this program without modification yet!! As my belly gets bigger, there will be some moves I may have to modify!! But overall, my husband and I both LOVE the program and what it gives us!
We have been waking up every morning at 6 am and getting in our workout and it feels so good and have that 25-35 minute workout out of the way and really gives us energy to get our day going!
Let’s talk nutrition for a minute… nutrition is NOT easy for me!! It is what I struggle with the most! I use to struggle with eating at night… I craved sweets. Now that I drink Shakeology, it has SIGNIFICANTLY helped those cravings and I am good! Where I struggle with is snacking during the day and if I am out… which we have been traveling a TON lately!
But, I want to keep this pregnancy healthy and stay as in shape as possible and not gain those 60 lbs I gained with my other 2, so this Shift Shop program really allows us to focus on simplified nutrition and easy prepping with our food!
Breakfast for champions! Eggs with our fresh veggies from our garden! See, healthy eating isn’t expensive!!
Here is our meal plan for Week 2! I am using Plan B 1500-1700 calories! And I may add an extra spoonful of natural peanut butter here and there lol… hey, I am just being honest!!!
Dinner tilapia with our fresh veggies from our garden turned into stir-fry! I used Bragg liquid aminos in the stir-fry cooked with EVOO! This is a must try!!
With our veggie stir-fry, we are mixing it up with whatever veggies we have from our garden!! So basically TONS of zucchini, tomatoes, and adding mushrooms, kale, and broccoli or green beans from the garden!
If you are wanting to start working on your own fitness journey or wanting to change things up if you are not at your goal or plateauing, please fill out the application below for a spot in my next fitness challenge where I can work with you 1:1 in my private group!
This is where you will get daily support, accountability, and TONS of fitness and nutrition tips!!
We have BIG news in the fitness industry! As a health and fitness coach, I am so passionate about helping others reach their ultimate goals, feel good and confident about themselves, and also have the ability to build and create freedom for themselves and their families!
Being a fitness coach with Team Beachbody over the past 4.5 years has given me the ability to stop working full time as an ER nurse, to be home with my kids, live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, while paying off my debt and creating an income and freedom that I could not do as a nurse!
As our organization has had much success in the US by helping to end the trend of obesity and change many lives through helping people with fitness, clean eating, and giving 1:1 support to others, we decided that it’s time to take it to the next level and go international!
What does this mean for those healthy mums and fitness lovers over in the UK?
This means that now, more people have a chance to stay accountable on their own fitness journey, have the ability to help people along their fitness journey, and change more lives, and give MORE FREEDOM!
There are two sides to Team Beachbody you can take advantage of. You can become a customer or become a Beachbody coach to help others and build a business from your own home!
Some of the products that have been a part of our lifestyle and has impacted us are ones such as Shakeology, which is our dense nutritious health shake with over 70 superfoods and tons of vitamins and minerals! The Beachbody Fitness Programs such as Insanity, P90X, T25, 21 Day Fix, Core De Force, our new workout The Shift Shop, and more! You can join our fitness and accountability groups that we run and utilize our challenge tracker app and digital streaming platform called Beachbody On Demand where you then have access to our home fitness workouts, customized meal planning, our FIXATE cooking show filled with simple healthy recipes for you and your family, and tons of health tips and ideas to keep you going along your journey and stay motivated!
My goal and job as your Beachbody Coach is to provide 1:1 mentoring to help you set realistic and achievable goals for your health and fitness and provide you with support and guidance to help you reach those goals through our private accountability groups I offer…all done online!
You also can join as Team Beachbody Coach. Coaches are independent distributor. Our job is to help others achieve their health and fitness goals by using Beachbody fitness programs and supplements and enrolling customers in support groups through the Challenge Tracker App for the daily motivation and support. As a coach you earn a commission from everything people purchase directly from your site as well as the compensation plan for helping others do the same!
I have been able to help hundreds of coaches around the United States and Canada launch successful businesses. We are a part of the #1 team in the company and have all the resources you need to build a successful foundation yourself, just as I did, along with many others on my team! My goal is to help you jump start your business with goal setting, leadership development and easily duplicatable trainings to help you hit the ground running!
If you are interested in online fitness coaching or becoming a customer and want to get your hands on popular workouts like Insanity, P90x, and the 21 Day Fix, and supplements like Shakeology, please complete the form to get all the details.
I am looking for people who are in need of support in their health and fitness and people who are looking to start their own online health and fitness business.
Please fill out the form to stay up to date on official launch dates, countries, and guidance to get started with the TOP TEAM AT BEACH BODY!
So we have all 5 kids with us for a few weeks and we are so excited to have everyone together!! This is by far the hardest part of having a blended family is the distance between my husband and his kids not seeing each other often, and it gets harder for me and the boys not seeing them a lot. So while we are together, we are going to make the most of it!!
My goal is to have family dinner EVERY night between 5-6… so far, its day 2 and I am on a winning streak lol! On day 2, I decided to make something new because I had a bag of frozen chicken breasts and didn’t feel like making anything that I already had on my blog! So I did some researching and came up with a perfect meal!
So my kids (my oldest I should say) can be very picky… when they see green (spinach or kale), they get nervous lol… well, I thought, I am cooking for 7 people every day, they are going to eat what I make!!! lol
So as I made this meal, I was so proud! It looked amazing to me, and smelled sooooo good!! I had dinner on everyone’s plate and the big barn door table ready!! Kids came down and 2 of them threw a fit and said they didn’t like it… BEFORE TRYING IT! UMMMMM excuse me?!??!?! You didn’t even try it!!!!! Do any of you moms have to deal with this?!!? I mean come on already! Feeding 7 people and you can’t even try it?? So mommy got a defensive and the words that came out of my mouth were, “You are going to say you don’t like it and you have not even put it in your mouth yet? Are you aware of the thousands of kids who are in other countries and WISH they had this meal sitting in front of you who do not have the ability to eat anything? You are going to sit here and eat your food and if you decide not to, you will not eat the rest of the night.” Yup, I said it… that may be harsh, but I am NOT willing to cook more than 1 meal for a meal if you know what I mean!
So the 2 boys got scared of me lol… and changed there attitude… gave it a try and GUESS WHAT?!?!?!
4 of the 5 kids (2 kids who threw a fit are included in this 4) GOT SECONDS because it was so good!!!!!!
BOOM!!! And all you need to do is give it a shot!!!
Lol, so there is my story! A bag of chicken used, a box of gluten free pasta used…. and 2 servings of this sauce WAS COMPLETELY GONE after our dinner with a family of 7! Everyone made happy plates and they were pretty proud of themselves for making happy plates too!! PS. A happy plate is when they eat everything off their plates!! They look forward to saying they made this!
Ok, so let’s get to how to make this yummy dinner that tastes like your eating a Pasta from the Cheesecake factory or Olive Garden!
1 cup coconut milk (or if you don’t want the healthy version, you can use heavy cream, but you cannot taste coconut at all!)
½ cup low sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ cup parmesan cheese
1 cup spinach, chopped
1 cup raw kale
½ cup sun dried tomatoes
In a large skillet add olive oil and cook the chicken on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and cooked until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
Add the coconut milk, chicken broth, garlic powder, italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Whisk over medium high heat until it starts to thicken. Add the sundried tomatoes and let it simmer . Add the raw spinach and kale to bottom of baking dish. Add chicken on top of spinach and kale and pour cream mix on top.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Let cool and you can enjoy with your favorite pasta! I used gluten free spaghetti from Aldi!
Hey guys! I am so excited to share with y’all the NEWEST upcoming release that will be officially out July 12!!!! SHIFT SHOP!! Chris Downing is our newest Super Trainer with Team Beachbody who is pretty amazing and has been so passionate about this journey and really helping others get to their next level of fitness and reach their ultimate goals!
Who’s it for?
• Shift Shop is for anyone that wants to ramp up their fitness fast. In three short weeks you progress from basic 25 minute workouts to advanced 45 minute routines – all while honing your nutrition for optimal results.
• It’s great for all fitness levels. If you have a lot of weight to lose, Shift Shop will be your on-ramp to fitness. If you’ve spent some time away from your regular routine, Chris will lead through a fitness tune-up. It’s perfect for anyone who wants an easy commitment to jump-start their regimen.
How long is this program and the workouts?
25-45 min. a day, 6 days a week, for 3 weeks
Who Is Chris Downing?
Chris is a NASM certified personal trainer with one goal in sight. To help you accelerate the change you have always wanted. As the creator of the Shift Shop fitness program, Chris’ engaging, motivation based approach lets you grow stronger both physically and mentally. It is so much more than helping you get fit and lose weight. It’s about shifting your body and mind to a place that allows you to reinvent yourself.
Chris takes the most results-driving training methods-effective for everyone from pro and amateur athletes to the everyday gym-goer and tailors them to help you achieve significant total-body transformation. This includes shorter workouts with exercise intervals that help you burn fat and reshape your physique at lighting speed.
If you want to be one of the first Shift Shop transformations, please fill out the application below for a spot in my Shift Shop Test Group! This is for men and women who are serious about reaching their fitness goals and who are ready to commit to a lifestyle change!
Please only apply if you are NOT currently a Beachbody coach or working with another coach! THANK YOU!!
I hope my hubby doesn’t get mad at me for this!!!!😳🙈🙈🙈🙈
But babe.. I’m doing this for US!!!
Here’s the deal:
➡️I haven’t shared my actual before pics until AFTER my results came… and lately, I haven’t had results because I don’t keep my own self accountable enough….
➡️We BOTH have struggled because we let excuses get in the way:
Moving, getting married, pregnant and restricted workouts, etc…
👉🏽If we are going to really do this the right way and the hard way, we need to share the day 1 all the way to the day 30 or 60, etc.. and showing the world before pictures is a great accountability for us!
👉🏽The excuses haven’t helped us get the results we want… it simply prolongs our success… so pregnant, married, moved in, still busy, blah blah blah… let’s friggin kick some booty and do this!!
So yup… here it goes!!
I’m giving you my stats since I started my JANUARY NEW YEAR FITNESS GOALS and where I stand today:
👉🏽weight in Jan- 146
👉🏽weight today- 150 … and yes I’m 12 weeks pregnant but I still had some fat to lose!
I’m up 3 inches with my measurements from Jan… mostly around my belly though 😜 which I’m ok with!!
But my point is to do this as a TEAM and also have a healthy pregnancy where I’m not gaining 60 unhealthy lbs again!!
Brent, I love you and I’m thanking you now for taking one for the team!! 😜😘😘😘🙌🏽💪🏽👊🏽
Taking back old school to P90X3!! 30 days…. with good ol’ Tony Horton himself… rockin’ some pull ups, push ups, yoga, plyo, you name it!! ✌🏽
Day 1 P90X3 COMPLETE!!
Nutrition is all about protein control and making healthy choices!! When your pregnant, you only need 200 extra calories a day.. YOU ARE NOT EATING FOR 2!!! A fetus is NOT another person lol!!! Let’s stay focused and on track and know what is actual hunger and what is emotions and boredom!
So for me, when I’m craving my sweet and chocolate, my to-go is my Shakeology balls…. getting my nutrition but staying on track!!
For 1:1 support, motivation, and accountability through your own fitness journey, please fill out this application for a spot in my next fitness challenge group… please only fill out if you are serious and committed to reaching your goals!
Hey everyone, happy Monday!!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to get back to the grind!!
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!!
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!
Monday- PiYo align
Tuesday- Define Lower Body
Wednesday- Define Upper Body
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!!
Oh boy!!! If you have been following me, I started prepping for a Figure Competition about 6 weeks ago! I was pumped to get back into my suit and heels because I haven’t pushed myself and my body that way in quite a while!!
Long story short, I have been taking my weekly pictures and tracking my show prep, but each week, I was getting more and more frustrated that my body wasn’t changing! I mean, I know how my body works and after doing 2 shows, I know what my body needs! So each week, I wasn’t seeing a difference, then weight started coming on (literally I gained 8 lbs in 2 week!!!) and felt bloated!! Well, I related the bloated and gas to a lot of protein (if ya know what I mean)! HAHA.. but that definitely was not it!
So needless to say, God had other plans than me prepping for a show!!! He felt we should expand our family even more!!
So there you have it!! A new journey begins as I put the figure suit away for a little longer!! Time to prep for baby #6 for our blended family!! We are so thrilled that the Lord has put this blessing in our hands and we have the ability to create another munchkin!
I am excited to share over the next 8 months how to be fit and healthy during pregnancy! I will still be doing EVERYTHING the same as I have been! I will still be working out, drinking my Shakeology, and eating clean! Yes, the nausea is pretty intense, but nothing that I can’t get through! Time to be strong, stay accountable, and enjoy this pregnancy!
If there are any other pregnant mommas out there who want certain tips or help through pregnancy that I can help with and share here on my blog, post in the comments!