Thursday, August 25, 2016

Take the Health Bet




Wondering what I am talking about when I am referring to the Health Bet? Well, let me tell you....it is as simple as getting healthy for 30 days & earning money. You are probably thinking to good to be true, what is the catch? NO CATCH!! Let me tell you how you earn money for getting healthy from September 5th- October 2nd.

The Health Bet is an incentive program Beachbody is running for the month of September because they are betting you will fall in love with getting healthy! I know for a fact, if you commit to getting healthy for 1 month, your life will never be the same! 

How does it work? And what do you need to do to get in on this AMAZING opportunity?

1) Join my health/fitness accountability (End of Summer Reset) group that starts September 5th and ends October 2nd.
2) Pick a Beachbody program that fits your goals & interests.
3) Have a 30 day supply of Shakeology. 
4) Once you are in the group all you have to do is commit to being the healthiest you & log your journey! Drink 5 shakeology shakes a week & do a minimum of 3 workouts a week for 4 weeks. That is it!! 

How do you get the money?

Like I said above, just commit to the program we select together for 4 weeks. If you do this, you will earn an equal share of up to 1-3 million dollars!! Once you have logged your stuff for 4 weeks, Beachbody will equally split the money between all participants & send it to you!

There are so many awesome promotions going on for the month of August. Get a program before August 29th to have your package in time to get started on September 5th. 
Promotions include: (challenge pack is a bundle package of a program + 30 day supply of shakeology)
  • Country Heat and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • Country Heat Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • 21 Day Fix (+Spanish) and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • 21 Day Fix Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • 21 Day Fix EXTREME (+Spanish) and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • 21 Day Fix EXTREME Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • 22 Minute Hard Corps and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • 22 Minute Hard Corps Performance Pack
  • 3-Day Refresh and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • CIZE and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • CIZE Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack.
  • Club and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • Club Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • PiYo and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  • PiYo Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack
Make sure to hurry and get a spot! Email me or fill out the application below to get more information, learn about prices for promotions, pick a program, & get ready for the healthiest month of your life! All you have to lose is weight & unhealthy habits & you will gain back your health & some cash while you are at it! WHY NOT?!?


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy





Working out anytime especially while pregnant may seem like a chore. From feeling nauseous to a growing belly in the first trimester; body changes & sleepless nights in the second trimester; to barely making it to the bathroom in third trimester. Working out when you feel completely exhausted a majority of the time may not sound like a good idea but there are so many benefits to being active during pregnancy.


21 weeks pregnant
1) Keep pregnancy weight gain in the healthy range.
2) Increases your energy. This may seem contradictory since you are exercising but hormones are released which make you feel better after a workout.
3) Reduces risk of gestational diabetes.
4) Improves your sleep.
5) Keeps your digestive system on track.
6) Reduces pregnancy aches & pains. Helps reduce swelling!
7) Improves your immune system.
8) Lowers your blood pressure.
9) Help boost your mood during & after pregnancy. Making you feel better about yourself, the life you created, & everything about this new life as momma.
10) Makes labor & delivery easier.
11) Helps recover faster post-birth.

25 weeks pregnant
The list of benefits go on and on for working out when pregnant. It may seem hard especially when you don't feel like moving off the couch. But you will feel revived, healthy, & your baby reaps the benefits as well! If you are pregnant or post-baby, I would love to chat with you about getting started with your health & fitness journey! My journey started after our first baby, so I know how hard it can be during/after pregnancy to get started or even know where to begin! YOU are WORTH!! Let me help you gain your confidence back & feel amazing!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Healthy Superbowl Chow Down


Superbowl Sunday...another day where everyone indulges in way to much food and drink! I love Superbowl Sunday regardless of my team (GO PACK) is in it or not. There is so much to enjoy family, friends, commercials, half-time show, and oh yea I guess a game :) 

I wanted to share some healthy alternatives to bring with you on Superbowl Sunday, you get the same great taste and flavors without overdoing it or getting off track! For some, you just started your health/fitness journey and this may be the first real test, bring something with you that you know you can have so you can enjoy eating like everyone else but ruining all your hard work!! 

1: Clean Buffalo Chicken Dip
                                            
    Ingredients:
(Large party batch)
- 2 cups plain greek yogurt
- 2 cans shredded chicken 
- 1 cup shredded cheese

- 1/2 cup hot sauce
*Mix the ingredients together in large bowl then place in baking dish. Place in the oven for 30 min at 375. Stir ingredients often while baking.

When enjoying this dish I use veggies for dipping or whole grain cracker/chips. This recipe is also great to make for a dinner and have buffalo chicken wraps. Use whole grain tortillas when serving wraps! Watch out this stuff is addicting!




2: Spicy Cauliflower Bites
   I love buffalo wings and this was a great alternative for that!! 


Directions for cauliflower:

-preheat oven to 350 F
-coat baking pan with non-stick spray
-place cauliflower florets on baking pan. Lightly spray with olive oil and sprinkle salt. 
-bake for 20 minutes or until tender-crisp. 

Directions for sauce:
-combine 1/2 cup hot sauce, 1/3 cup rice vinegar, 1 tbsp cornstarch (Gmo free). Mix in medium sauce pan until cornstarch is dissolved. 
-add to hot sauce mixture: 2 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp pure maple syrup, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 tbsp organic grass-fed butter, sprinkle salt. Whisk to blend. 
-heat mixture on stove stirring frequently for 10 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.

Spicy cauliflower bites: 
pour hot sauce mixture and cooked cauliflower in a bowl together. Covering the cauliflower. 
place back on baking sheet and cook for 5 minutes. 

3: Homemade Guacamole

Ingredients:
-3/4 large avocados (really depends on how many people you will serve)
-1/2 onion chopped
-1/2 tomato chopped
-1 tsp sea salt
-chips or veggies for serving

Directions:
-slice avocados, scoop out with spoon, then mash in large serving bowl with fork
-add onion, tomato, and sea salt
That is all!! For an amazing appetizer!!

4: Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients:
-Nonstick cooking spray
-1 1/2 lbs. raw 93% lean ground turkey  breast
-1 tsp. sea salt
-1 tsp. dry mustard
-1 tsp. smoked paprika
-1 large egg, lightly beaten
-3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (I used minced garlic)
-12 fresh parsley springs, finely chopped
-2 Tbsp. tomato sauce, no sugar added

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
-Lightly coat large baking sheet with spray and set aside.
-Combine turkey, salt, mustard, paprika, egg, oats, garlic, parsley, and tomato sauce in a large bowl and mix well by hand.  
-Roll mixture into 30 1-inch meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.
-Bake for about 20 minutes or until they are no longer pink in the middle. 

5: Veggie Pizzas
Ingredients:
-8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
-1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
-1 package powdered Ranch dressing mix (greek yogurt)
-2 (8 oz) cans of  organic crescent rolls (Annie's or Immaculate)
-1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped
-1 cup fresh red pepper, chopped
-4 green onions, chopped
-1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350°F.
-Place cream cheese, yogurt, and Ranch dressing mix in a large bowl. With an electric mixer, beat on medium until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
-Remove crescent rolls from the cans and roll out in one big piece onto a large, greased cookie sheet. Pinch seams together, if needed. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
-Spread cream cheese mixture onto cooled crust. Top with cheese and veggies.
-Use a pizza cutter or large knife to cut into squares. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator in airtight container for up to 3 or 4 days.


6: Artichoke Dip
Ingredients:
-4 ounce cream cheese
-1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
-1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained
-10 ounce jar marinated artichokes quarters, drained and chopped
-1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 375 F
-Use hand mixer, Blend together cream cheese, Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, and garlic
-Add spinach and chopped artichoke hearts to the cheese mixture
-Transfer the mixture to a small baking dishing and top with the shredded mozzarella cheese
-Bake in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and to brown. 20-30 minutes


7: Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
- 3 cups almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda- gluten free
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 large egg
- 2 large egg whites (1/4 cup)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Directions:
- Preheat oven to 375 F
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
- Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well.
- Combine coconut oil and maple syrup in a large mixing bowl. Beat for 4-5 minutes or until creamy.
- Add egg, egg whites, and extract; beat for an additional 2 minutes. 
- Add almond flour mixture and chocolate chips to egg mixture; mix until blended.
- Drop mixtures onto parchment paper (rounded tbsp), use a spatula to flatten cookies if traditional cookie appearance is desired. 
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.




Sunday, January 31, 2016

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies



I always have a sweet tooth and anything to do with chocolate is right up my ally!! So when I am craving something sweet, I try to find healthy alternatives so I don't ruin all my progress or put junk back into body. These chocolate chip cookies are AMAZING!! A great replacement for the ordinary chocolate chip cookies!

Ingredients:
- 3 cups almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda- gluten free
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 large egg
- 2 large egg whites (1/4 cup)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Directions:
- Preheat oven to 375 F
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
- Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well.
- Combine coconut oil and maple syrup in a large mixing bowl. Beat for 4-5 minutes or until creamy.
- Add egg, egg whites, and extract; beat for an additional 2 minutes. 

Separate mixtures
- Add almond flour mixture and chocolate chips to egg mixture; mix until blended.

Cookie dough batter

- Drop mixtures onto parchment paper (rounded tbsp), use a spatula to flatten cookies if traditional cookie appearance is desired. 
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.

Before baking
This recipe is super easy and everyone will love this healthier version of chocolate chip cookies! Enjoy! Please subscribe to my blog to get all my latest recipes! 
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Banana Apple Muffins



With a toddler in the house, I am constantly fighting the battle over food. One day he loves something, the next day won't touch it. So variety is what we need! This is a great breakfast or snack idea for the whole family! I especially love these muffins because they are carb free...yes that is right no carbs!! 

                                 

Ingredients:
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup mashed banana (I used to medium bananas)
- 1 tbsp organic grass-fed butter (melted)
- 1.5 cups almond flour 
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 dash sea salt
- 1/2 cup peeled and chopped apple (I used my ninja chopper to make the apple pieces small since we have the little guy)



Directions:
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Place nine muffin holders in the pan or spray with non-stick spray
- Combine eggs, banana, and butter in bowl. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
- Add both mixtures together. Mix until blended.
- Add chopped apple to mixture. Mix well.
- Divide the batter evenly between the 9 cups. 
- Bake 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. I use a toothpick in the center of the muffin, if nothing is on there when you pull it out, they are done!
- Let cool.

Muffins before baking

This is considered 1 fruit serving and 1 healthy fat serving! Enjoy this treat!
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Turkey Burger and Sweet Potato Chips


The other night I was really craving a burger, so instead of going out to a restaurant and over doing it, I decided to make homemade turkey burgers. And what goes great with a burger, fries! I love sweet potatoes and there so many different ways to prepare them and they can be paired with almost every meal. I made sweet potato chips to go with our turkey burgers. I will share both recipes so you can enjoy a healthy meal that taste amazing!!



Turkey Burger Ingredients:
- 12oz raw ground lean turkey meat (thawed)
- 3/4 medium onion finely chopped (I used my ninja chopper to get the onions really small)
- 2 large egg whites (1/4 cup)
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- 1 tsp hot sauce

Directions:
- Preheat oven at 375 F
- Combine all the ingredients listed above together in a medium bowl; mix well.
- Form turkey burger patties.
- Cook in oven till burger is to your liking!

Sweet Potato Chip Ingredients:
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, thinly slices (this makes 4 servings) I soaked mine in water for a few hours to make them crispier.
- 2 tsp extra-virgin organic olive oil or coconut oil (melted)
- sea salt

Directions:
- Preheat oven to 200 F
- Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place sweet potatoes on baking sheet in a single layer.
- Sprinkle with oil and sea salt.
- Bake until crisp.

I mashed up an avocado and placed it on top of my burger...HEAVENLY!! Enjoy this amazing dinner with the whole family! Subscribe to my blog for more recipes and tips!
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

What does a Beachbody Coach do??


I often get the question what do you do as a Beachbody? A lot of people are clueless on what a coach actually does, working out is part of it but there is more to it than that. Well let me tell you it can be broken down into 3 steps...yes just 3 steps!! I will share those 3 steps or as we call them in coaching world 3 Vital Behaviors!

So when I first started my first beachbody program, it was all for me. I wanted to lose the baby weight and once I accomplished that I figured I would be done. Then something happened when I joined my first accountability group run by my beachbody coach and lost the weight. I wanted to share this amazing opportunity with everyone!! I felt amazing, confident, and loved working out!! The accountability groups were filled with women who lifted each other up, share recipes, shared their struggles and successes, and pushed each other for greatness!! I loved this...so I reached out to my coach and asked about the coaching opportunity. I saw that other women were changing their lives in every aspect. Women getting to stay home and still have an income, I was dreaming of the day I could stay home. So, I joined as a coach and the rest is history!

What does a coach do on a daily basis??

1) Product of the Product. Just like it sounds, you commit to a beachbody program with workouts, nutrition, and shakeology. This helps you stay accountable to your health and fitness journey!! The results you get help others know, that this is for everyone!! These programs WORK, they are at home programs (30 minutes a day) that teach you all about healthy living. No gym, no over priced training sessions. Support from women every single to crush your GOALS and go for greatness!!



2) Invite. NO you don't have to be salesy and ask people for things. You share your journey with others through social media. We share our successes, struggles, and everything in between because we are human just like everyone else. We are busy but we still commit 30 minutes a day to bettering our lives! Sharing what works for you and how they can theychange their lives too, is our main job!! We have seen results, we feel amazing, NOW we share it with the world. We have the tools to help change peoples lives physically, mentally and financially!! I think of it this way, we are doing everyone we know a disservice by not sharing this with them and inviting them to join us!!



3) Personal development. I will be honest when I first started coaching, I thought I didn't need personal development. Boy oh boy, was I WRONG!! This is critical for all the other aspects of coaching and for you as an individual. Growing, learning, developing new skills, and working on you is something everyone needs in their life daily. We need to build our minds to think positively because we live in a world where everyone is tearing each other down. NOT in coaching world we want to see others succeed and celebrate everyone's success because that means lives have been changed!! If it is 10, 15, 30 minutes however much time you can commit. Do this for 1 month and see how amazing you feel!! How positive you with every aspect of your life!! I read a book, listen to a podcast, or learn new skills I can apply to my coaching business!! Whatever it is I set a timer and commit to those 30 minutes every single day!!



There you have it, 3 steps of beachbody coaching!! Bettering yourself for overall health (mind, body, finances) and sharing it with others!! It is a win-win for everyone!! By committing to these 3 vital behaviors everyday you can CHANGE your life and the lives of so many!!
And if you are wondering, can you make an income off this?? The answer YES!! You can make a significant amount of money, the possibilities are limitless!! Your income is a direct reflection of you applying these 3 strategies every single day!!




I have a FREE sneak peek into coaching starting January 25th where everything coaching is covered!! If you want to join the sneak peak group, learn more about the coaching opportunity please email me or fill out the application below!! 





Check out my blog next week for the 3 types of coaching and how to make an income!!