She is just here to show you AGE IS JUST A NUMBER and has NOTHING to do with what you can achieve in life!!!
This momma and Nana is KILLING it with her fitness goals AND in her coaching business!!!!!
Can I say I want to be like you when I am 60??? Or even 50??? I just want to say congratulations on not only rocking your entire journey over the past 4 years, but CRUSHING 80 day obsession which is NOT an easy program!! You have really set the bar high for yourself and are showing so many others what is possible!!!
These are some of her words to encourage someone else who may be a little older than me, but has similar goals!!
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO MAKE A CHANGE!! DO SOMETHING TODAY TO START THAT YOU CAN THANK YOURSELF FOR LATER!!!
You probably see me post and talk about Challenge Groups – and you might be wondering what they are, what we do and why it is so effective. That’s because we camaraderie, goal-set, and the daily support all play a huge role in helping you stay accountable and ultimately reach your goals… whether your goal is eating better, working out more, losing weight, or a mix of all three.
The #1 secret to success with any fitness and nutrition program is staying accountable to your health and fitness goals — and that’s exactly what Challenge Groups help you do. Challenge Groups are led by a coach (ME!!) and are comprised of people just like you who all have committed to getting healthy and fit.
These groups are most often hosted on Facebook and focus on three main areas:
Ever heard the phrase, “results are made in the kitchen?” It’s true. To lose weight or build muscle following any workout regimen, it’s important to dial in your nutrition, and drinking Shakeology.
Most of us don’t eat in a way that allows us to get the nutrition we need just from our food, and new changes to our diet or exercise habits can increase the demands on our bodies.
That’s why Shakeology is so critical to your journey. It helps to address nutritional gaps in our diets and builds the strong nutritional foundation we need to feel better. And when we feel better, we do better, making smarter choices and taking on bigger challenges.
Whether you’re a meal prep pro or you’ve never cooked a thing in your life, I will be there to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the nutrition part of the challenge. And provide you with meal plans and recipes.
Challenge Groups sometimes focus on one specific Beachbody program at a time or sometimes it is fun to mix it up with challengers doing different programs and at different fitness levels. All Beachbody fitness programs include a workout calendar developed by certified fitness professionals. The goal of the program is to help you get the best results while also building in recovery time.
Support is key to staying accountable. That’s why your coach, and often, your fellow challengers, play a major role in helping you reach your health and fitness goals.
Throughout the duration of the challenge, I will check in on you daily, start conversations, and share tips to help you make it to the end.
Studies have found that weight-loss programs that involve a third party that holds you accountable, as opposed to you going it alone, may significantly improve your chances of reaching your goals.
Research by the International Journal of Consumer Studies also found social-networking groups provide 4 main types of support: emotional, instrumental, informational, and affirmation.
Trust and empathy are often huge factors in a person’s weight-loss journey. I will help create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to ask questions and provide emotional support along the way.
As a result, Challenge Groups are great for both beginners as well as those who never miss a chance to work out.
I will provide their challengers with assignments, worksheets, and tools to lead them to success. Challengers are encouraged to actively engage with the group on a daily basis by uploading post-workout selfies, meal prep photos, and more.
There are more than 30 Beachbody workout programs, and there’s sure to be at least one that will fit your fitness needs and preferences. I will be there to give you the information you need to not only understand the program you’re using, but also to help you select the program that’s right for you to reach your specific goals.
Sticking to a challenge takes dedication and participating in a Challenge Group gives you the affirmation you need to keep going. Missed a workout? Didn’t stick to the meal plan for a few days?
Your Challenge Group and your coach can help give you the motivation you need to pick up where you left off. Once you’ve completed the Challenge Group, I can help you choose your next program so you can maintain your results.
In a world with countless distractions, a Challenge Group is a place where you can focus 100 percent on your goals and feel supported as you strive to reach them.
Yesterday marked the last workout of Phase 1 with 80 Day Obsession with Autumn Calabrese and I must say, there are so many things I love about this program!
I love that it is more like the workouts I would do at a gym, except Autumn thinks of exercises that I wouldn’t have thought of to really focus in on your booty, arms, and abs!
Being 12 weeks post-partum, I was not sure how my body would handle this program, but each and every day I am feeling stronger and stronger!
Although at first I was not too excited about my results, I thought more about it and realized I have made a lot of changes! 3 lbs and 4 inches down for good, but the energy I am gaining and how strong I feel, and the fact that I’m finally getting consistent with my workouts and nutrition is my biggest victory so far!
These workouts are by no means easy, in fact, they have been extremely challenging for me and my body is sore every day, but it hurts so good! Each day, my post workout meal consists of our Beachbody Performance Recover, along with Shakeology which is full of superfoods! This shake was orange recover and vegan vanilla Shakeology which is more plant based protein, rather than form animal protein! It helps so much with muscle recovery!
The timed nutrition has been a little bit of a struggle since I’m still working on my time management, but I’m excited that I am making healthier choices and my meals have been fun and not boring, which makes it easier to keep going!
One meal I made this week was a healthier version of nachos. If you know me, you know I am slightly obsessed with loaded nachos! So I took some bell peppers, cooked up chicken in the Instant pot for 10 minutes with chicken broth and chili seasoning, and shredded the chicken over the peppers with black beans and baked it for 10 minutes! Topped with a little shredded cheese , taco sauce, and plain greek yogurt as my sour cream, I got myself a good meal!
I am so excited to see what Phase 2 brings this post-partum mom bod of mine!! I am so excited to share my fitness journey, not just for my own accountability, but also to show other mamas what is possible!! I know as mommas, we are busy, but also we are trying to adjust to this new lifestyle and caring for a new baby, but it is so important to take care of us too! It is crazy to think how much better we feel when we give our bodies a little tender, loving, care!
I am 10000000% guilty – chronic snooze button abuser. I’ve learned a lot about quality sleep thanks to the 80 Day Obsession program and this is one habit I have been working on breaking.
Did you know that hitting the snooze button actually leaves you feeling more tired than just getting up because fragmented sleep is poor-quality sleep.
Stop snoozing your mornings away. Here are some helpful steps to break the habit.
Step 1: Calculate the real time you need to need to get up and set your alarm clock for that time, not a minute before. Measure your morning activities so that you can be realistic about how much time you really need to budget for those good habits. You’ll get the maximum amount of quality sleep and be ready for a more productive morning.
Step 2: Calculate the right bedtime. Now that you know exactly what time you need to get up, work backwards to find exactly what time you should go to bed. When it comes to how many hours of sleep an adult needs, there’s no magic number, but the National Sleep Foundation recommends 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.
Step 3: Put your alarm clock across the room.
It’s a no-brainer, but if you have to get out of bed to hit the snooze button, you’re less likely to roll over and go back to sleep.
Step 4: Light it UP. An outlet timer costs about $5 at Target and can act as a powerful snooze-defuser: Set the lamp in your bedroom to automatically turn on at the same time your alarm goes off. Then as soon as you’re up, open the curtains: After 7 to 9 hours of darkness, light stimulates brain activity and will help you feel naturally more alert.
Step 5: Get up and go to bed at (roughly) the same time every day. Marathon late-night TV show watching and lazy weekend lie-ins both disrupt your body’s sleep cycle and make weekday mornings tougher. Try to go to bed and wake up within an hour of your calculated bedtime and wake-up time — even on the weekends.
Healthy sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and healthy weight, making this habit one worth breaking!
My husband was away for 5 days at school and since he usually surprises me with yummy breakfasts and dinners, I decided to surprise him with dinner last night!
I had a couple ingredients that I wanted to use, so I threw together a concoction and I would say it turned out pretty darn good!
I’m going to go ahead and put it out there and say last week I was in week 4 of 80 Day Obsession and it was a total FAIL! Not because I ate bad or didn’t want to workout, but I was so sick I was in bed from Tuesday until Sunday! I do not get sick often, but when I do, I am down for the count!
I was doing so well with my workouts and although I got in every workout the week before I got sick, I did not lose a pound. I want to get to a point really quick about what I am saying. Although I did not lose any weight, my body is changing! I am feeling so much stronger and leaner and my little muscles are starting to peek out! I am so excited about this because I know eventually the weight will come off too. I still have 10 lbs to lose to get back to my pre-baby weight!
But over the past week of being sick, I actually lost 5 lbs. Unfortunately, it was not the healthy way, and I know it is already creeping back since I am feeling better. I barely ate anything because my throat was so sore from strep, I could not swallow to save my life. My throat was so swollen, I was spitting in a cup because I couldn’t swallow… TMI sorry!
But, anyways, now that I am better, it is GAME ON!!!!!!!
With my workouts I am doing with 80 Day Obsession, and they are kicking my butt! I am sweating, pushing, and groaning throughout to finish strong! But I also have a huge focus on my nutrition. I have so much experience with fitness and being on my journey that I know you cannot workout a bad diet! So I am drinking my daily superfoods, along with eating meals that are healthy and nutritious!
I am so ready and exciting to get back into week 4 and get through Phase 1 so I can catch up to my awesome challengers that are rocking their fitness journey!!!
Here is my meal plan I am using. I made 2 different days worth of meals and will go back and forth throughout the week. For me, eating similar things will help me save time with prepping and money at the grocery store!
If you are looking to start your fitness journey and are wanting a challenge to really focus on nutrition and creating habits with your workouts, please fill out the application below to reserve a spot in my next 80 Day Self Love Challenge where you will get 1:1 motivation, support, accountability, health and nutrition tips, along with lots of positivity and personal growth… because it is so important to work on yourself to love yourself and grow in all aspects of your life!
I am not a big fan of cauliflower, but I have found that you can make some pretty awesome recipes out of cauliflower that taste really good and make it a lot healthier!! I never knew cauliflower can be a replacement for BREAD!!!
So as many of you are pizza fans just like me, I was looking for a healthier version of pizza where I do not feel guilty, but still enjoying the food I am eating!
So I am excited to give you a recipe for cauliflower pizza crust and you can really make the pizza any way you want it with your favorite toppings!! My personal favorite is Mediterranean, so this is the recipe you get from me!
If you are making the Mediterranean Pizza you will also need:
Press mixture out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper that’s been sprayed with non-stick spray Press out to about 1/4 inch or slightly thicker. Keep mixture tight together and in an even layer. You can bake one large pizza or multiple smaller ones.5. Place pan in oven and bake until golden brown. Generally 15-20 minutes is a good time frame, and it should be starting to brown on top. Remove from oven and let cool.
6. Add 1/4 cup tomato sauce and spread evenly around crust (leaving about 1.4 inch around the edges uncovered)
7. Top with desired toppings, and return to oven to melt cheese, etc. Let rest for a couple of minutes and then slice and serve.
If you are focusing on living a healthy lifestyle, but not sure where to start and want a mentor to give you everything you need to reach your goals (fitness program, nutrition regimen, and support), or you just need extra motivation and accountability, please fill out my application below for a spot in my exclusive fitness life changing challenge group! This is held in a closed group on Facebook and will only be opened for those who are ready to commit and make this a LIFESTYLE!
I am a big fan of Philly Cheesesteaks.. I cannot deny that!! But I am also a big fan of finding healthy alternatives to the fattening food that I enjoy!! So here you go, your healthy version of a Philly Cheesesteak!
80 Day Obsession and 21 Day Fix Breakdown: (2 half peppers is 1 serving)
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So I recently bought an Instant since I keep hearing that it is the next best thing and I am pretty sure it has cut down meal prep time by a lot!
I have been craving Thai Chicken of some sort, but it usually takes too long, but I officially found this really good recipe that satisfied my Thai chicken cravings!!
Feel free to use this Thai Chicken over top of brown rice or whole wheat pasta with a side of green beans to get in your veggies too!