Thursday, December 22, 2016

Get Paid to Get Fit? New Year Challenge Group!

New Year New You- Be In It To Win It Challenge




How many years have gone by that you've made a resolution to get in shape...eat healthier....take better care of yourself? How many years have you actually followed through? Are you someone who has repeatedly fallen off track?

NOT THIS YEAR!
NOT THIS TIME!
NOT YOU!


Do YOU have a plan for after the holidays?

It's time to start thinking about your New Year and I would LOVE to invite you to join me in an exciting opportunity.

I am teaming up with 3 AMAZING coaches to bring you one heck of a support group in January! My goal for this group and helping YOU is to:

  • Make sure you are matched up with a fitness program that meets YOUR needs. 
  • Have you replace 1 of your meals a day with Shakeology (of your 4-6 meals you should be eating)
  • Teach you how to meal plan and prep each week
  • Teach you how to make healthier swaps for some of your favorite foods 
  • Create a fun, positive, energetic environment where we can celebrate your successes and work through challenges
  • Give you a chance to make new friends who give you support to make this a lasting lifestyle change and who YOU in turn can support as well
  • Provide daily tips, recipes, motivation and above all ACCOUNTABILITY so you have the best chance at success with your goals.
Does that sound like something that might help you? Make sure you contact me BEFORE January 2nd to get access to this challenge.
Feeling better at 30 than I did at 21
thanks to Beachbody programs and Shakeology

This year we are giving you all the tools and motivation you need to crush your 2017 resolutions, and what's even better, you have 2 opportunities to win CASH for participating in our 4 week online support group!


Opportunity 1:
Beachbody's Health Bet is BACK and this year they've upped the ante! Beachbody is putting up a $2 million pot in January for everyone participating in their health bet challenge. For each challenge pack sold before Dec 31st another $5 will go into this pot UP TO $3 Million. How do you win a slice of that pie? All you have to do is join my challenge group, I will give you access to the My Challenge Tracker App and for 4 weeks...ONLY 4 weeks you log a minimum of 3 workouts and 5 Shakeology shakes a week. Everyone who participates will win an equal share from that pot.

EASY!

Opportunity 2:
If that first opportunity wasn't enough, myself and the 3 coaches running our January challenge will be creating our OWN pot of money, JUST for you guys! For every challenger who joins with a Beachbody challenge pack, I will put in $10 on your behalf into the pot. For every one of my existing challengers currently on Shakeology HD, I will put $5 into the pot on your behalf.

We will have 2 winners at the end of this challenge who will split the pot 60/40 OR 50/50 if there is a tie. To win, you have to actively participate in the group. This is NOT a results based competition though we hope it encourages you to keep yourself accountable. Points will be assigned throughout the challenge for actively participating on a daily basis in this challenge and we'll determine the winner based on the highest points winner at the end!

**Additional prize opportunities throughout as well!

Complete the application below to be considered for a spot! 
Fill out my online form.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Roasted Butternut Squash with Blue Cheese and Pecans



Don't you just LOVE a healthy meal that you can prep ENTIRELY in the oven?

That was dinner last night for me!  Tasty roast chicken, honey balsamic brussels sprouts and this AMAZING butternut squash with blue cheese and pecans.



Butternut squash and blue cheese?? Might sound odd.....but seriously, I cannot get enough of this combo you guys! It is mouth wateringly good! (I think I just made that word up).

Anyway, super easy, and if you don't have much time to fuss with a butternut squash (like me) I picked up some bags of frozen cubed butternut squash in the organic frozen department at giant eagle.  Depending on your grocery store you may have fresh cubed butternut squash if you're lucky!

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 medium sized butternut squash (approx 2-2.5lb) or a couple of bags of frozen butternut squash cubes around the same amount
1 Tbsp EVOO
EVOO Spray or extra EVOO to brush baking sheet
1-2 tsps fresh rosemary (a little less if using dried)
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles (alternatives that would be good include goat cheese, gorgonzola, feta)
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Cut ends of butternut squash, then cut in half, Peel the outside layers and remove seeds.  Chop into approx 1 inch pieces and try to keep all fairly close in size for even cooking.
  • Finely chop rosemary leaves (if using fresh)
  • Toss butternut squash (fresh or frozen) in olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Line a baking sheet with aluminum and spray with EVOO (or brush with extra oil).
  • Spread butternut squash evenly and roast for about 40-50 minutes, tossing half way through until lightly browned (if using frozen butternut squash you may want to give this a bit longer but check periodically to ensure they don't burn).
  • Add chopped pecans for last 15 mins.
  • Sprinkle butternut squash with blue cheese and serve.

Beachbody portion containers (21 day fix, 22 minute hard corps, Hammer and Chisel, Core De Force) = 1 green, 1 blue, 1 tsp

Christmas Cocktails & Cardio Free 7 Day Challenge!

Ladies, it's HOLIDAY TIME and in the spirit of Christmas, why not give yourself the gift of health this year!



My FREE 7 day Cocktails & Cardio Challenge is just around the corner!





-> Would you enjoy some holiday tips and clean cocktails to help you make better choices this month?
--> Do you want to get a jump start on those new years resolutions and start some NEW healthy habits to help you feel great in your NYE dress??
->  Are you looking for a little extra challenge to supplement your current workouts??
->  Maybe you just want some clean recipes?
->  How about some bonus participation prize opportunities for added incentive to reach your goals!




If you said "yes" to any of the above, then this FREE 7 day challenge is a good fit for you!

Join me for a free month of Beachbody on Demand! You get 30 days FREE access to thousands of workouts, clean eating cooking show, nutrition programs, meal plan generator and more.


I will spend 7 days showing you how you can utilize this tool to get some great results! I will put together a dynamic workout plan for the 7 days we'll be using this together - all workouts 30 minutes or less with no equipment required! I'm here every step of the way to help you complete the challenge and achieve your goals! They will be cardio based but if you're looking for something more dynamic for variety let me know and I can help you figure out a plan for you utilizing the free workouts available.

Then you can use the rest of your trial to do any of the workouts that tickle your fancy or simply cancel your trial before the 30 days up if you no longer wish to continue with it :)

How to join this challenge:

-> STEP 1 is to "like" my page - Juliane Russell Fitness so that you can be guaranteed to see all posts and updates from me. You can access my page by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/JulianeRussellFitness

(Don't forget under "Following" to click "See First" so you're guaranteed to get my daily tips!

-> STEP 2- send me a PM on Facebook to be set up with your access to Beachbody On Demand's free trial (please note if you've previously had a free trial, you can only get access to this once with the same account).

->  STEP 2 is to join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1205958296136922/  invite your friends to this event, too! The more the merrier (ladies only, please!)

Once these steps are complete I will add you to the private group where this challenge will be taking place.



Here's how this challenge will work:

Every evening (beginning Sunday, December 11th) I will post which workout from Beachbody on Demand you'll be doing the following day! The reason I like to share this the night before is I know some of you prefer to workout in the morning or would like to get back into a morning routine. After you complete the workout, you'll ((COMMENT)) on the post to let me know you have done it. Tracking your progress this way is SO important.

Why would I want you to keep track of your progress?
1) Because I want you to succeed. I'm here to be your daily accountability partner!
2) There will be a prize awarded to the STAR challenger at the end! How do you become a star challenger? You post each day, share your progress and encourage others in the group. That's right...7 days of prize opportunities...and perhaps a few bonus prizes too!

We'll also be sharing our meals throughout the week to hold ourselves accountable for clean and healthy meals. I'll provide a sample meal plan for those who would appreciate that help, but you're not required to follow it in this challenge! Each day I'll share healthy recipes, holiday tips and clean cocktails (to be enjoyed in moderation of course!)

***PLEASE use caution when performing these workouts. If you meed modifications, let me know and I will help you out!***

I can't wait to get started!!! Are you ready?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Easy Chicken Taco's!




These taco's are spectacularly good, incredibly easy to make and make AWESOME leftovers. In fact, the image above is from my lunch leftovers after making these for Taco Tuesday this week (which you'll see below).

And I promise....they were just as good for lunch 2 days later!  Find yourself with too much meat? Throw it in a freezer baggie and save the rest for a super quick meal you can defrost and throw together on those nights when time is not a luxury we have! AND, these are easily adaptable to make in the crockpot, which I've included in the directions below.

Did you try these out? Comment below and let me know what you thought!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
1 lime, juiced
8 to 12 (4-inch) corn tortillas
4 ounces queso fresco cheese or cotija cheese, crumbled
1 avocado, sliced
extra limes for garnish
1/4 cup chicken broth

Quick chipotle lime crema
3 tablespoons greek yogurt
3/4 cup half and half
1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles in adobo)
juice of half a lime
zest of half a lime
1/8 teaspoon salt

Additional optional toppings 
Hot sauce of preference
Shredded lettuce
Jalapenos

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper. Add the olive oil to the skillet and once it's hot, add in the chicken. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Cover the skillet and place it in the oven, roasting for 20 minutes. In a bowl, combine the cumin, paprika, chili powders, garlic powder and onion power in a bowl. Set aside.

OPTIONAL CROCKPOT ADAPTATION- Toss chicken, spices and 1/4-1/3 cup chicken stock in the crockpot and cook on low for approximately 4 hours 

While the chicken is cooking, combine the diced onion, tomatoes and cilantro (optional) in a bowl with the juice of the lime. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, half and half, adobo, lime juice and zest and salt, whisking well to combine. Set aside.

As soon as the chicken is finished cooking, add it to the bowl of your electric mixer, or a bowl that you can use a hand mixer with.  Turn the mixer on to low speed for a few seconds to break up the chicken. Add in the spices that you mixer before and mix the chicken on low speed for a full minute or two to completely shred it and mixx with the spices. Heat chicken broth in microwave and pour of shredded chicken. Toss well.  This helps to keep the chicken nice and moist.

Taco Tuesday Dinner!


If following the 21 day fix plan, Core De Force, Hammer & Chisel or any other Beachbody program that uses portion control containers, use these to measure out your portions. 2 corn tortilla's count for 1 yellow.

To assemble the tacos, place the chicken in a tortilla and top with the quick salsa, the crumbled cheese and a drizzle of the crema. Serve with avocado on the side or on top and a fresh squeeze of lime. I like to mash my avocado into a guac like consistency and top my taco's with it. 

Additional optional toppings 
Hot sauce of preference
Shredded lettuce
Jalapenos

21 Day Fix/Core De Force containers: 1 yellow, 1/4 green, 1 blue, 1 red

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

10 minute anywhere, anytime Prison Workout Challenge

Anywhere, anytime workout. Short workout challenge.


Can you carve out 10 minutes for this Prison Workout Challenge?

Why the name? Prisoners only have a small cell to work with, and while you may never be in the exact same setting (hopefully), sometimes you need a workout that hits every muscle group without needing a lot of space or equipment. Pushups and squats may not be the most exciting moves, but there's a reason they're staples in almost every workout: They work!

Complete this circuit as many times as you can in 10 minutes to burn fat and build lean muscle fast!
 10 squats
 10 regular pushups
 10 lunges (on each leg)
10 narrow (triceps) pushups
10 jump squats
 10 crunches


How many rounds can you get in? Comment below and let me know if you tried it!




Repeat throughout the day as necessary if you're short on time and find yourself with a couple of 10 minute slots free. A 10 minute workout is better than no workout and this definitely got my heart racing and sweat pouring.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Butternut Squash au Gratin

Fall Recipes. Butternut squash recipes. 21 Day Fix recipes.


When it comes to Fall food, it doesn't get much more festive than butternut squash, and when I came across this recipe recently I knew I had to try it. I adapted it a little and it completely surpassed my expectations.

Oh, and 21 day fixers, you don't even have to use a yellow! Though there is a piece of bread used in this, when divided over the servings it's such a minimal amount that I don't count it. For those not following the 21 day fix program you can ignore that!

Serves 6 (approximately 1 cup servings)

Ingredients


5 cups (3/4-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
1 slice wheat bread
4 tsp EVOO, divided
1 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
3 ounces crumbled blue cheese

Directions


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Steam butternut squash, covered, 10 -15 minutes or until tender but not mushy.

3. Place bread in a food processor, and pulse until course crumbs. Sautee in 2 tsps EVOO along with 1 tbsp sage and a dash of salt and pepper until toasted golden brown.

4. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onion to pan; sautee 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Transfer the onion mixture to a large bowl. 

5. Add butternut squash, remaining chopped sage, salt, and black pepper to taste to the bowl with the onions. Toss gently to combine. Spoon squash mixture into an 11 x 7–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. 

6. Sprinkle crumbled blue cheese evenly over squash mixture, and sprinkle evenly with breadcrumb mixture. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and crumbs are golden brown.

21 Day Fix containers (per serving)- 1 green, 1/4 blue, a little less than 1 tsp

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Unstuffed Pepper Skillet

Gluten Free Healthy, Quick Recipes.


Not only was this incredibly tasty, but start to finish it only took about 30 minutes to prepare and I had leftovers for lunch #Bonus!

Perfect fall recipe that will fill your tummy and leave you OH so satisfied!

Did I mention it's also Gluten Free?

TIP: If you don't like too much heat, cut back on the chili powder and use cherry tomatoes instead of fire roasted tomatoes!

Serves 3

Ingredients

1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
3/4 pound ground turkey (12 oz)
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp oregano
1.5 cups cooked brown rice (minute rice packets or microwavable pouches such as uncle ben's or Aldi are great)
3 tsps EVOO
2-3 tsps lime juice
Approx 1/3 cup shredded cheese
Salt and pepper to taste


Directions


    Gluten Free, Quick, Healthy Recipes.
  1. Add 1.5 tsps of EVOO in a large skillet over a medium/high heat
  2. Add ground turkey and season with salt and pepper
  3. Allow turkey to cook through until no longer pink and slightly brown on the outside.  Season with 1 tsp each of cumin, chili powder, paprika & oregano.
  4. Set turkey aside in a bowl and add remaining 1.5 tsps of oil to pan.
  5. Add your bell pepper and onion and cook until softened
  6. Add fire roasted tomatoes and juices, cook for a few minutes until cooked through to your liking. 
  7. Meanwhile, cook brown rice (if using instant, follow package directions but should take 60-90 seconds in the microwave)
  8. Add remaining spices to veggie mixture (1 tsp each of cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano)
  9. Add 1.5 cups of brown rice to veggies and cooked ground turkey
  10. Add lime juice. Stir everything to combine. Season with additional salt/pepper to taste or additional seasonings if you prefer.
  11. Add your cheese. Stir in or sprinkle on top!


Enjoy!

21 day Fix Containers
1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 tsp, 1/2 blue


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Vanilla Latte Shakeology


Ingredients
1 scoop vanilla shakeology
1 cup brewed coffee (chilled)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp. pure maple syrup or raw honey

Blend and enjoy

Cinnamon Roll Shakeology


Ingredients

1 Scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Almond Butter
1 Cup Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Tsp Cinnamon
6-8 ice cubes
1 Tsp Honey
1 Banana

Blend and enjoy!

Post vacation 3 Day Refresh!



This is my "I don't know where to look" face 😂

Northern Ireland
Sunday night I returned from a very indulgent 10 day trip to Northern Ireland.☘☘☘

As an online health and fitness coach it always seems to surprise people that I don't live my life completely obsessed with fitness and nutrition or denying myself simple pleasures we all like to enjoy every day.

Guys, when I go on vacation, I GO ON VACATION! I take a vacation from my routine, I enjoy things I don't get the opportunity to enjoy regularly, and I focus on spending time with close friends and family and taking in the local culture.

I don't go on vacation worrying about where I'm going to get a workout in...though I can tell you my feet took a pounding on this trip with all the sightseeing we did.

I don't go on vacation worrying about what the healthiest thing on the menu for dinner is. I enjoy the experience.

I know that when I get home, I'll get right back on track as fast as I can and that starts TODAY for me.

I am 100% all in for another round of the 3 day refresh, something that has worked wonders for me in helping me lose holiday bloat and water weight and prime my body to jump into a new program. I absolutely indulged on my Ireland vacation and loved every minute of it, but I'm ready to get back to my healthy roots.

So for the next 3 days I will be drinking 3 daily shakes, a fiber drink, plenty of filtered water, plus eating a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy fats to keep my energy and metabolism going.

I've lost anywhere between 3-9lb on the 3 day refresh, but the scale isn't what matters here, it's how it makes me feel. I ALWAYS feel healthier, better in my clothes and MUCH less bloated by the end. Sometimes it's on the last day I get the best results, sometimes it's 1 or 2 days after I've finished it. Everyone is different. Each experience with this refresh is slightly different for me.

I'm excited to share my progress each day with you and tracking/documenting my journey through here and SnapChat (Follow me @JulianeRussell)


My goals:

Lose 3-5lb
Lose 3" of bloat from my stomach
Better energy


After that, I'm jumping into the Master's Hammer & Chisel program!

If you're interested in joining me in my next challenge to get your fitness journey going, email me and I'll send you some details!


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Will you Bet on your Health? Beachbody will in September!

Take the Health Bet Challenge!


Guys, it's no secret that this is the time of year where life gets really really crazy.  Kids are going back to school, teachers are back to work. You're managing not only YOUR schedule but your children's school and extra curricular schedules too and there just never seems to be enough time in the day to get it all done.

Not to mention, that increased interaction in the classroom can be a germ breeding machine that kids just love to carry home with them! Taking care of YOURSELF becomes even more important now to keep up with the constant demands.

You have GOT to take care of yourself before you can truly, effectively care for others. So why not take the time to learn how to make yourself a priority, fuel your body for what it needs, drop a few pounds in the process AND earn a little fun money! Don't worry, you'll have plenty of help!

What is the Health Bet Challenge?


Your first question, as mine would be, is probably, "What the heck is the Health Bet Challenge?"

When you participate in an online health and fitness challenge with me between September 5th-October 2nd 2016, you have a chance to enter the Health Bet Challenge. Beachbody is SO confident in your ability to get results with their programs and Shakeology that they are fronting

$1MILLION up to $3MILLION 

total during this challenge and everyone who enters and qualifies will automatically win an equal share of the pot!


Don't believe me? Don't take my word for it! Read all about it on Beachbody's own website here.


That's a pretty sweet deal right? So what's the catch?

NOTHING!

You want to know the #1 thing people come to me for help with when they have a goal they are trying to achieve?


ACCOUNTABILITY

Not only do challenge groups provide this but Beachbody is sweetening the deal in September by investing in YOUR health and believing that YOU can stick to your goals.  All you have to do is qualify, and I'll share how to do that in just a moment.

But hey, if you don't take the bet, it's no skin off my nose! The more people who enter, the smaller the pot will be. It simply means more money to go around for those who DO take a chance on themselves and participate! But you are guaranteed to get something....and something is definitely better than nothing!!

ALRIGHT ALREADY! How do I qualify?


Geez! Slow your roll, I'm getting there!!

To get a piece of the pot, all you have to do is participate in an online challenge group with me through Beachbody's new My Challenge Tracker App.  My group will be opening on August 29th with our plan and prep week and will run for 4 weeks after that, officially starting on Sept 5th, the first qualification week.

To participate in a challenge group you MUST be doing a Beachbody at home workout program and drinking shakeology for the duration of the challenge. 

Already have these things? GREAT! Shoot me a message to talk about your goals and we'll get you set up and added!

If you don't have a program and shakeology, my goal as your coach is to help YOU find a program that best suits YOUR needs, your goals, your ability level and your interests. Best part about it, you can do it right from the comfort of your own home OR if you prefer a social environment take it to the gym with you and stream from your phone, tablet or computer through Beachbody on Demand.

To meet the requirements to win money during this challenger you must login to the My Challenge Tracker App and record 5 entries of drinking Shakeology per week (with photo's) PLUS 3 workouts per week.

Guys....FORGET about the money here for a second....this is PURE ACCOUNTABILITY right here.  This is helping YOU stay on track with your goals, and the money is just icing on the cake!

Shakeology is seriously my go to health and fitness product, taking the place of every multivitamin or supplement I've ever taken.  With over 70 superfoods, this little drink packs a SERIOUS nutritional punch and Beachbody is giving you even MORE incentive to join the health bet challenge by putting a whole BUNCH of their programs on sale in August.

See below for the deets!


Pick your program!


Beachbody literally has something for everyone. So if the programs below on offer don't tickle your fancy, don't worry, there are plenty of options available and they are ALL discounted in some capacity.

All of these packs come with Shakeology in what Beachbody calls a Challenge Pack. You also get a 30 day free trial of Beachbody's Club membership which gives you on demand access to 1000's of additional workouts and some bonus features that have JUST been launched this month. Like a little cooking show called Fixate by the creator of the 21 Day Fix program AND Beachbody's brand new Reality TV show, "The 20's" which is the search for the next celebrity Beachbody trainer that YOU can help vote for!

All of the programs come with a full fitness and nutrition plan plus me as your coach to guide you to success!  I've included links to youtube videos for each which will do a better job of describing them then I can and a link to purchase for anyone who wants to skip the middle man (me) and hop to it. But know I'm here if you have questions and shoot me an email to be added to my challenge group for support.

August Sale Programs

ALL of these programs are only $10 (USD) when you try Shakeology for 1 month if you purchase in August. 
Live workout in Nashville with Autumn Calabrese
Creator of 21 day Fix, Country Heat and
The Master's Hammer & Chisel

21 Day Fix  - Click to Purchase.
21 Day Fix Extreme- Click to Purchase.
Country Heat- Click to Purchase.
22 Minute Hard Corps- Click to Purchase.
3 Day Refresh-  Click to Purchase.
Club Membership Challenge pack (get 90 days access to on demand streaming of 1000's of beachbody's workouts and more)-   Click to Purchase.
Cize- Click to Purchase.
Piyo- Click to purchase


Don't miss out!  Prep week kicks off August 29th. 

Complete the application below to be considered for my challenge group!



Fill out my online form.
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Congratulations to my Success Starter Coach!



EEEEK. I have a SUPER exciting announcement to make!!!!
Harry Potter World
California, May 2016
In the Beachbody world, Thursdays are a pretty exciting time because we get a chance to celebrate major achievements, extending this celebration because it's well deserved!

When Beachbody came into my life, I had no idea that it would bring this incredible woman into it too. Jade and I met completely by chance online, and I had no idea that just a few months later we'd be wandering around Universal Studios acting like members of Harry Potter's BFF crew at Hogwarts (seriously, it's a blast if you haven't been!)

When Jade became a coach I KNEW she was destined for great things. She has a heart of gold and a true desire to pay it forward and help other people achieve their health and fitness goals, falling in love with all that Beachbody has to offer, just as she has done!

She is an amazing wife, daughter, 1st Lieutenant in the Army, a truly top notch friend and an incredibly caring coach and I could NOT be more excited to shout her out tonight for a fantastic accomplishment!

In her first 3 months of being a coach, Jade has impacted the lives of at least 9 people, helping them work on their health and fitness goals, and in turn has earned her FREE ticket to next year's Beachbody Summit event in NEW ORLEANS!

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Having experienced Summit for the first time myself just 2 weeks ago, I can't wait to be with her next year in the "Big Easy" and celebrate our team together!
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Congratulations girl! I'm so INCREDIBLY proud of you and what you're doing to change your life and the lives of others!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Busy Girls Online Bootcamp


30 Day Bootcamp.


***Ladies LISTEN UP!***


Do you have a full time job, social life, but STILL want to get fit? Maybe you're a full time momma or working mom but can't seem to find enough time to put your health and fitness first?

This month brings new beginnings. Schools are soon to be back in session, teachers back in the classrooms, college students moving back on campus and with that bring added stress and responsibilities to our days.
Back to School Bootcamp. 30 Days.

I KNOW what it's like to deal with a SUPER busy schedule. Heck if you've been following me for long, YOU know I'm busy from sun up to sun down. But last summer I made a commitment to myself that change needed to happen to help me live healthier and happier, and I'm SO glad I took that first step to start working on myself.

Now I'm inviting you to join me in my 30 day Busy Girls Online Bootcamp starting August 15th, where we'll teach you how to get fit in less than 30 minutes a day!

In this challenge you will get:


  • 30 min or less EFFECTIVE workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home.
  • A dialed in, portion controlled nutrition plan with additional quick and easy recipes and snack ideas
  • 30 day superfood meal replacement to provide one super convenient nutrient dense meal on the go.
  • An awesome community of other busy ladies just like yourself to connect with
  • Daily Motivation, Support & above all ACCOUNTABILITY to help you stay on track
  • A private online group with ME as your personal coach where you can check in daily for fun busy girl fitness & nutrition tips and ask questions!
  • -30 Day FREE access to Beachbody on Demand which includes 1000's of additional workouts at your fingertips, as well as a brand new portion controlled cooking show starting this month!


This week I'm also running a free 5 day Mini Butts & Guts Challenge. Check out a sneak preview from one of our booty workouts!




Complete the challenge group application below if you're interested in being considered for a spot in this challenge!

Fill out my online form.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

How Beachbody's Coach Summit has Changed my Life.




Sometimes the emotions are just so strong, that the right words are hard to find.

Let me tell you why the picture above means SO much to me, and let me try to do it without crying.

Last year I sat behind a computer and I felt an ache in my heart. Life was good, I am by no means living a difficult life. I have been blessed with a great family and incredible friends.

But something wasn't right.
Something was missing.

Last year I sat behind my computer and watched someone I had admired and followed for 2 years be celebrated for an incredible achievement....becoming the TOP coach in Beachbody and bringing her team of amazing coaches with her as the #1 team in the company.

I felt such a hole in my heart for having tried coaching and given it up in 2013. I let fears get the better of me. I let stress in other areas of my life get the better of me and I let go of my dreams.

Last year I knew this team and this company was something I truly wanted to be a part of. Not only had Beachbody made a SIGNIFICANT difference in my life with my health and fitness goals, helping me lose weight AT HOME with Insanity and the 21 Day Fix, but it had given me something so much more than that:

HOPE 
Fast forward a year to this past Saturday night, and I literally had to pinch myself backstage as I braced myself to walk out to surprise and celebrate Melanie Mitro for becoming the Top Coach in Beachbody for a 2ND YEAR running. Except this time I was THERE!




I got to experience this first hand, in person. I got to hear the music, feel the excitement, stand beside Beachbody's top executives, surrounded by Diamond coaches (myself included) who are ROCKING their at home health and fitness businesses and congratulation my coach for all she has accomplished!
I didn't start out with a background in health and fitness.....but what I started with was experience. 
 
  • Experience feeling uncomfortable in my own skin 
  • Experience having NO idea what direction my life would be going in and no hope for a career I would truly love 
  • Experience wishing, wanting, yearning for something more, something better 
Along the way I've GAINED experience in learning how to eat clean, lose weight, flex my willpower muscles, learn discipline, learn how to FUEL my body for what it needs and achieve an almost 20lb weight loss.

I GAINED experience in how to help others do the same, starting and maintaining a successful online health and fitness coaching business and share with others this opportunity to do the same....from the comfort of our own HOMES!
A year ago....I didn't know if I could do this......but I knew I wanted to and so I jumped in with both feet, into the dark, into the unknown and I just went for it.

Taking my dreams into my own hands:



It's Shaun T y'all! 
  • Got me on stage, in front of 25,000 beachbody coaches, beside the #1 coach in the company, celebrating her achievements and the accomplishments of our team. 
  • Gave me the chance to work out with 2 of my FAVORITE celebrity Beachbody Trainers, Shaun T (creator of Insanity and Cize) and Autumn Calabrese (creator of the 21 Day Fix program and co-creator of The Master's Hammer & Chisel). 
  • Gave me the chance to meet top coaches from all over the country and Canada too! 
  • Allowed me to make amazing new friends 
  • Provided me with the opportunity to hear from some world renowned speakers such as Gary Vanderchuk and Maysoon Zaid (both of which if you haven't heard of them you NEED to look them up...they are INCREDIBLE! 





Autumn Calabrese during our Master's Hammer and Chisel Workout 

An AMAZING group of coaches I had the honor to meet at our LIVE workout with Autumn Calabrese 

Pure excitement you guys! Rocking out during our workout! 
THAT is why ALL of these pictures mean so much to me and I literally can't look at them without tearing up.

Remember 3 simple rules guys:

  1. If you do not go after what you want, you'll never have it. 
  2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 
  3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place. 

If becoming a coach is something that has ever crossed YOUR mind, but you're not sure whether it's right for you or where to start, reach out and let's talk. I'm happy to share my story with you, how my life has changed in the last year, how I got started and to where I am today with my coaching business!

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Move it Monday- Mini Workout

When your pressed for time a full workout at the gym or DVD at home can be challenging, so here's a great anywhere, anytime workout you can bust out to bring on a bit of a sweat.

For those overly ambitious, add this into your routine today for a bonus round!

Mini workout, anywhere workout, no equipment required.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Pesto Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes



Serves 4

21 Day Fix containers (approx)- 2 yellow2 blue (pesto and cheese), 1/2 green

Ingredients


  • 8 ounces Delallo Organic Gemelli pasta (or other whole wheat pasta of your choice)
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/3 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozarella


Feel free to use additional veggies! Red onion and broccoli would go GREAT in this dish!
Add chicken breast or chopped, sauteed chicken cubes for a meat component. Would also go great with salmon.

Directions


  • In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well
  • In a deep pan, sautee asparagus pieces in 1 tbsp EVOO until cooked through and lightly browned
  • Add pasta, sun dried tomatoes and pasta. Cook until heated through.
  • Add 3/4 of the shredded mozzarella and toss to combine. Turn off heat.
  • Serve with remaining shredded mozzarella on top.



**For reference Beachbody considers Pesto a blue as opposed to your tsps according to serving size on their website. See their recipe here: Basil Pesto

Monday, July 18, 2016

3 Day Shakeology Detox!



Ladies----- > Let's Beat the Bloat this summer!!

On August 1st I'm running a 3 Day Shakeology Detox group to help you get your health back on track!

I will provide:
- a FREE ebook you can download to your computer or iBooks app with guidelines, a meal plan and additional optional food lists for variety so you can change it to your taste!
-Quick home workouts for the challenge
-Private support with ME as your Coach!

For 3 days you will:
- Learn about nutrition
-Learn how to meal plan and prep
- Learn weight loss tips
-Increase your energy levels
-Get comfortable working out

Curious about Shakeology but afraid to commit to a full month's supply?  Now you don't have to!

All you need is 6 packets of Shakeology which I will send you with free shipping for just $30! OR you can order the Beachbody Sampler Pack online which has 1 packet of each flavor for $35.

Be 1 of the first FIVE NEW customers to sign up before Wednesday and I'll send you a FREE Shakeology Shaker cup!

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Orders will be processed through Monday to allow for shipping time. If ordering the sampler pack from beachbody's website, please allow 5-7 business days for shipping.  I have no control over getting this to you faster unless you choose to expedite it.

If you're interested in joining, please complete the challenge group application below!


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