Monday, August 25, 2014

Before you reach for your beloved Pumpkin spice latte you might want to read this

Well as many of you know today is the day that Starbucks releases their pumpkin spiced latte. I have to admit that I am a pumpkin FREAK. I am just in love with all pumpkin recipes and yes... love my PSL. I recently read a post that Food babe did on the pumpkin spiced latte and was is disbelief in what is placed into my beloved cup of JOE. The 47 grams of sugar was enough for me to fall over... no pun intended. That is more sugar then is recommended in 2 days by the American Heart Association....

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are:
  • Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
  • Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).
So I whipped up a clean version this morning that was quite tasty with a 1/3 of the calories and only 17 carbohydrates compared to the 49 grams of carbs in the Starbucks version. Plus no artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Now you can enjoy your beloved PSL guilt free!

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What to Listen to While You Run: 5 Podcasts to Run By

New to podcasts? Then, you may need a little assistance figuring out what to listen to while you run on the treadmill. Here’s a list of five podcasts to get you going:
1. Comedy Bang Bang. Many people consider this show to be a bit weird. But, it’s also unique and consistently hilarious. It’s hosted by Scott Aukerman, who some have described as a bizarre parody of a serious talk show host. He tends to invite well-known actors and comedians to the show, or comedians who make a living impersonating actors. On this podcast, they discuss work, do some freestyle rapping and play games, such as the popular “Would You Rather.” After listening to an episode of this combination comedy show-talk show, you probably won’t find yourself feeling any smarter. But, you will feel sillier.
2. How Was Your Week? This interview show is hosted by writer and comedian, Julie Klausner. It opens each week with a rambling monologue that ponders the week’s cultural and political events in a very hilarious manner. Klausner also gives airtime to the important capers of her cat. Her interviews with musicians, performers and writers are informal and far from dull. These interviewees tend to be extremely fascinating literary types and characters that are larger than life.
3. Stuff You Should KnowThis podcast is perfect for those shorter, 30-minute treadmill workout routines. It comes out two times each week, and provides education to its audience on diverse topics. Its entry point is that of pop culture. The recurring theme of the show is “How _____ Works”, which can be about chess, chocolate, werewolves, even castration. This show brings shock factor by discussing topics you never even knew you’d be puzzled about.
4. BullseyeThis podcast is an interview-style program. It’s targeted to attract a younger audience with its focus on comedians. Guests are culture and arts personalities, who are interviewed by host Jesse Thorn of NPR. He’s a great curator of recommended pop culture topics each week. Expert guests bring to the show thoughtful pieces on hip hop music, video games, new novels and more. Bullseye used to be known as The Sound of Young America.
5. Wait Wait … Don’t Tell MeThis particular podcast is a radio news panel game show. It’s hosed by Peter Sagal, a contributor to Runner’s World and NPR host. It features contestants who take part in various competitive challenges. You’ll always get some good laughs out of it. And, playing along has a way of making your hour-long treadmill run fly by in no time at all.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

How to stay on track with your health and fitness as a busy mom

I have asked myself at least a dozen times this week where the heck this summer has gone!  In the blink of an eye 3 months have passed and now we are getting ready to go back to school.  I am just not ready for this yet!!  But instead of fighting the change I am going to go with it!  CHANGE for anyone is hard, it's exhausting and sometimes frustrating and as a busy woman/mom/business owner the first thing to go is usually ourselves.... R I G H T!!  The one thing I have effectively trained myself to do over the past 3 years is to control my emotional triggers to food and keep myself on track even when the rest of my life feels out of control.  I always look at my fitness and nutrition as the one thing that I can control in a world of unknowns.  I can control what foods I choose to eat, I can control if I pack my lunch and snacks, I can control how much water I drink and I can control the time of day I wake up, go to bed and the choices I make to workout each day. No one can take that away from me.  No matter how jam packed my to do list is each week I put my workout into my calendar like a meeting that I cannot miss.  

 When that alarm goes off in the mornings, I repeat to myself, "I am up" over and over until I can't fall back asleep.  Is it hard?  
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YES of course it is!  Especially on the nights I go to bed late or the kids wake up in the middle of the night.  But it's a sacrifice I am willing to make because being fit and healthy just feels good!  It releases those feel good endorphins, I have more energy, I like the way my clothes fit and I honestly have a better attitude towards my day when I start with a workout.  I know doing a morning workout is not for everyone, so I encourage you to find time and block it out no matter when that is!!!  

My nutrition is also a key factor in my success and my emotional well being!  The next thing to hit the fan is what I eat when I'm busy.  It is so easy to make excuses for not having time to cook, or my family doesn't like healthy food, or I am a picky eater, or I don't like shakes!  But truthfully, those are all excuses because either you genuinely don't know where to start or you don't want to take the time to figure it out.  So let me be the one to help you figure it out by giving you the steps and the tricks that have worked for me!  

I have decided that this is the perfect time to offer my Busy Woman's Challenge PART 2.  
So maybe you like going to the gym, doing crossfit, or your own workout routine or maybe you like Beachbody workout programs!  No matter what your workout style, you can either choose a program that I suggest or you can continue with your own!  I am offering a 30 day accountability and support group that is going to start with a 3 day refresh or gentle sweep of the old and in with the new! 

Then for the next 30 days starting on September 1st we are going to learn how to plan out your meals, prepare snacks,  make better daily choices, combat emotional eating, and deal with all the temptations and situations you can come across in life as a busy woman!

The focus this month is on meals that are under 30 minutes to make, meals you can prep ahead of time and put in the crockpot, snacks that travel well, road tips, and ways to stay on track when you already have no time.

So what are the requirements?

1.  You must be a customer of mine through my Team Beachbody Site.

2.  You must commit to 30 days of Shakeology starting with the 3 Day refresh.  

Busy Woman's Meal Plan and Accountability Group To Keep you On Track this FallThis comes in a nice little package with free shipping and a discounted price.  You aren't locked into anything at all and you can decide whether you want to make Shakeology a part of your routine after the 30 days or continue with just the new habits you have learned.  Shakeology truly was something  I was very unsure of at first but once I started drinking it for lunch each day and now I switched to breakfast it has kept my cravings for sweets in check, it gives me natural energy to get through my busy day and it gives me convenience when I need to be portable and on the go!  I know exactly what clean eating is and I can certainly maintain my results without shakeology but honestly its the convenience and 1 less meal I have to think about.  It's just a part of my healthy routine and I know my body is getting what it needs in the most natural state.  You should give it a try.  30 days and if you don't like it you can return for a full refund.  What do you have to lose?!

3.  You must be willing to participate daily in our closed online support group. Each day you will get a tip, trick, recipe or suggestion from me and at the end of each day you log in and report your day.  You say on a scale of 1 to 5 how your food was, how your exercise went, did you drink your shakeology and any questions or comments.  This way we keep each other on track and I know how to support you better in your 30 days with me!

I have found that having this type of support and accountability was the missing piece for me. Without others to keep me motivated there were days when it was easy to just slack off! Knowing I have a community of support keeps me going, focused and determined not to let people down.

So, if you are a busy woman, struggling to juggle all your life responsibilities with ease then this is great for you!  I am inviting you to complete the application below to be considered for a spot in this group!
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

3 types of Beachbody coaches

3 Types of Beachbody Coaches

I think of my team as my FAMILY! I am INCREDIBLY passionate about Beachbody & helping others live up to their FULLEST potential! I know firsthand how incredible this opportunity can be! Not only am I 150% dedicated to your success...but we have an AMAZING team of leaders ready to share wisdom, advice and guide you at YOUR pace!
You walk - I walk. You run - I run. You sprint - I sprint!
We SHARE ideas. We HELP one another. We SHARE our failures & encourage one another to keep going.

It's important to keep in mind that not all coaches have the same goals.
Not everyone wants to be a full time coach or be their own boss. There is nothing wrong with signing up a DISCOUNT COACH… (that is, until you try and treat them like a BUSINESS BUILDER!) 

As a coach, we want to make sure we focus on WHAT OTHERS WANT and not what WE want…

Instead of making an assumption about their goals...LAY OUT THEIR OPTIONS TO THEM when they become a new coach so that you know how to 
best mentor them!

There are basically 3 types of coaches who join Beachbody

  •  “Preferred customers” Who just want the awesome discount.
  • “Wait & see” They want to work on your transformation 1st & then think about sharing their results and helping others OR they just want to do this as a HOBBY
  • “Full Steam Ahead” They are ready to build this business and start changing lives!
Their needs & goals can change over time. I actually signed up as a coach for the discount & accountability but eventually decided to share my results and build my Beachbody business

Not yet a coach, but want to join?

Apply below to see if I am the right fit as your mentor! 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

21 day elite smart start internship

I know there are some of you seeing this that don't love your job. You hate getting up every morning and heading there. Maybe you're a mom and hate leaving your kids, maybe your boss is a jerk and doesn't appreciate you, maybe you work your butt off and aren't compensated fairly with $$$.
I'm posting this today because THAT WAS ME and I've been able to figure a way OUT of it, I figured out an alternative. One that thanks to the grace of God and some hard work I've been able to make into a 6-figure salary but more importantly than that I'm HOME watching my babies grow up, teaching them and watching their every new exciting move.
I'm my OWN BOSS - yes I'm a #GIRLBOSS and I can't imagine it any other way anymore! I make my own rules, I set my own hours, I work as much or as little as I want every day, I help others to love themselves and their body, I watch others achieve financial freedom, I share in the joy with them of feeling confidence and self-esteem begin to thrive.

I didn't have the skills or the knowledge to be a business owner...but I did have
-A desire to do MORE with my life

I STRONGLY believe this opportunity has been placed in my life so that I can share it with other women.

I am confident that I can teach you EXACTLY what I have done to build my business to the caliber that it is now... and actually teach you how to SURPASS my success!

You don’t have to have all of the pieces to be successful. It takes a special kind of person who is willing to take risks & learn as they go!
This business...the opportunity to BE YOUR OWN BOSS, is NOT for everyone

- Those who lack self-discipline.
- Those who want to take the PATH of LEAST resistance.
- Those who need structure and everything spelled out ahead of time.
- Those unwilling to step outside their comfort zone.
- Those who are unwilling to change.

You don’t have to share my exact story BUT I’m looking to connect with women who are JUST like me because I KNOW I can lead them effectively and I also know I will ENJOY working with them! Love my team! hehe

If you….
- know deep down you were meant for something greater...

- want to create independence & freedom for you & your family {or future fam!} BUT also feel a calling to give back and help others!

- Want to live by DESIGN: Be your own boss- work when you want, where you want doing what you LOVE!

- COACHABLE and willing to spend a year making short-term sacrifices if it meant spending the rest of their life enjoying long-term success!
If you are reading this & you hear that little voice….and your gut is telling you to GO FOR IT...I want to to hear from you!

To be considered for the EXCLUSIVE 21 Day SMART START Training group, APPLY BELOW!

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