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!
80 Day Obsession container breakdown- 1 green, 1 red, 1/2 blue
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!
80 Day Obsession breakdown- 1 red, 1 blue
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’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!
Tilapia, turkey bacon wrapped brussel sprouts with sweet chili sauce 80 Day Obsession breakdown: 1 1/2 red, 1 green, 1 tsp
Honey Garlic Chicken over brown rice and green beans 80 Day Obsession breakdown: 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 tsp
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!
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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!
2 1/2 cups grated or ground cauliflower (use a food processor)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tsp Himalayan salt
If you are making the Mediterranean Pizza you will also need:
1/8 cup Kalamata olives
1/4 cup feta cheese (I use fat-free)
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
2 medium size tomatoes
1/4 chopped onion
Preheat oven to 425.
Place cauliflower in a heat-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap with a few holes to vent. icrowave for 4 minutes, remove plastic, and stir to cool it off a little. If there is any extra liquid in the bowl with cauliflower, use several paper towels and press down to absorb the liquid.
Place cauliflower in a bowl and fluff with a fork. Add basil, oregano, garlic, Parmesan, and mozzarella. Mix well and taste. Add salt.
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.
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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!
3 Green Peppers (sliced in halves and removing the insides)
1 Sweet Onion (sliced and then cut in half)
1 Lbs Minute/Shaved Steak (I used 96% lean ground beef here)
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella cheese or Provolone / any cheese of your liking
1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1. Saute’ onions on high, in olive oil until they’re translucent
2. Add steak/beef to cooked onions and cook until it’s no longer pink
3. Preheat oven to 325º
4. Fill bottom of the peppers with onion/meat mix
5. Add a layer of cheese on top
6. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Until cheese is melted. If you want a softer pepper, add some water to the bottom of the pan and cover with tin foil.
80 Day Obsession and 21 Day Fix Breakdown: (2 half peppers is 1 serving)
1 red container
1 green container
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I am a HUGE fan of seasonings and condiments… I am not one to keep my food dry and not cook with anything, so I found a recipe that is PERFECT to add to your proteins to give it a great taste!!
This is from the 21 Day Fix recipe list!! So yes, for those who are using our famous home workout programs and following the healthy nutrition guide, this is APPROVED!!
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This is a place for you to surround yourself around other like-minded individuals with similar goals, along with getting help with your nutrition and staying motivated along that journey on creating a healthy lifestyle!
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As a former ER nurse, I never though I would ever change careers. I loved what I did and I worked hard to get to where I was in life. But something was missing as I had my boys. I was missing little moments and memories with them that I was never getting back.
I knew I was the only person that would be able to change that though. So as I started working on my fitness journey, I realized how in love with the regimen that was given to me with Beachbody. I got everything I needed to reach my fitness goals and live a healthy lifestyle while showing my kids what a healthy lifestyle looks like. I was exercising just 30 minutes a day, eating clean, and drinking Shakeologywhich is a superfood dense shake that gave me all the nutrients that I cannot get from my typical every day meals. I also had support and daily motivation in the challenge groups/support groups that I was added to by having a Beachbody coach.
As I was getting results I never got even working out at the gym, I decided this is something I can do to help others without having to go to school and leave my kids for more education, but something I can successfully do at home while still working as a nurse to continue motivating myself along my own fitness journey!
As I started sharing my fitness journey and what I was doing as a Beachbody coach on Facebook, I realized there were so many other moms and nurses like me, who want this opportunity to find themselves, get into the best shape, and stay home with their kids while having the availability to build an income for their family!
Over the past 3.5 years, I have been able to build a team and business of my own with others who wanted this lifestyle and freedom that allowed me to retire from my nursing career and bringing home more than triple my nursing yearly income, but more exciting… being able to be home and be there for my kids and creating new memories!! Watching my son starting kindergarten and getting him on and off the bus is more rewarding then anything!!
Now I’m excited to share with YOU this opportunity!
If you love maintaining a healthy lifestyle or just are wanting to start your fitness journey, along with wanting to build finical freedom for you and your family, I am excited to share with you a little bit about our team and give you information to see if this is something that would fit you and your lifestyle as a Beachbody Coach!
Please watch videos 1-7 and when you are finished, please fill out the application below to get in contact with me so we can chat more about getting you started on this journey and in our New Coach Internship Training held online!
Please know you do not have to live near me. This is a career you do online, anywhere in the US and Canada! You can travel and work, work in your PJ’s or workout clothes, and create your own business hours!
Hey everyone and welcome to our informational “What is Beachbody Coaching” group!! Let’s make this lots of fun and interactive and be sure to ask questions along the way so we can make sure you get all the information you need to feel confident about your decision you decide to make after watching our videos and talking with us!!
Please know, there are 7 total videos, so be sure you look at all so you get the most of this group and have a good understanding of what we do so you can make the best decision for you and your future as a coach!
Our first video is created by myself (Deidra Penrose) and Im just going to go ahead and give you a little introduction and let you know what Beachbody coaching even is!!!
Have you heard about those home fitness programs Insanity, P90X, Turbo Fire, or 21 Day Fix or Shakeology, our health shake?? THAT’S US!!! Those are some of the programs and our #1 game changer (Shakeology) we use ourselves and have others incorporate into their regimen to help with reaching their health and fitness goals!!
So sit back, relax, enjoy, and again, feel free to ask questions and post below the video you are inquiring about at any time!!
CHALLENGE GROUPS and HELPING OTHERS REACH THEIR FITNESS GOALS!
Now we are going to go ahead and get into our Challenge groups!!! This is how we keep ourselves and others accountable for reaching their health and fitness goals!! This is where we work 1:1 with people, give them motivation, support, tips, and get to know each other and build relationships along the way of helping them along their journey!!
Take a listen to coach Allison Sinisi on what Challenge Groups are and how they are a huge part of our success as fitness coaches!
WHY we use Social Media As a New Beachbody Coach
Now that you heard about Challenge groups, it’s time to find out HOW we grow our business and expand our market.. how do we talk to more people and help everyone, everywhere!!
I know many people may say, I live in a small town, or I don’t know many people, or I have a lot of other coaches or other distributors that are taking over.
Guess what?!? I have great news for you!! Social media gives you the opportunity to expand yourself outside your area, meet new people, and talk to as many people as you want!!
What is great about this also, is again, EVERYONE is on at least 1 social media.. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, Periscope, etc… our mission is NOT to use all of them, but to use 1 or 2 and get really really good so you stand out to other average people that are doing what you are going to be doing!!!
Working FULL TIME and adding Beachbody as a secondary part time
So now you know how we use social media to build our business, but you may be concerned about time. I totally get it! That was one of my biggest fears before I started as a coach. “Do you have to coach full-time to be successful?” is a question I receive often from people who are on the fence about becoming a Coach. People assume that you need to be a full-time coach and that this needs to consume your life in order to see any sort of result from it. This opportunity is completely the opposite of that. It’s up to you what you wish to invest in this, whether you want to invest a few hours before bed, a couple hours throughout your day, an hour in the morning or twenty minutes on your lunch break. The ball is in your court and the decision is yours. Whatever you decide, you can still be successful.
Michael works full time as an engineer and father of 2 boys who are busy in sports throughout the year! He manages his work, home life, kids, and still is able to balance his career with Beachbody Coaching! Being busy just means you need some time management skills and prioritization skills, which we help with in our trainings!
BUSY PEOPLE GET STUFF DONE!! Its all on how bad you want something and if your willing to work to get to the long term reward and freedom at the end!!
How to earn income as a Beachbody Coach
Now it’s time to get talking about the potential for income and financial freedom!
Each person’s income will vary, depending on their own effort and work put into coaching! But we do have coaches that have earned up to a 6 figure income in 1 year of being consistent as a coach! Again, the success depends on YOU, but the sky’s the limit! You do not have anyone telling you how much you can make… the more people you help, the more you grow and the more successful you will become!
What’s great about this company, is you are not only given commission when people purchase a fitness program, supplements, or Shakeology from you, but they also reward you with bonuses when you sign up coaches (working or discount), and for certain rank advances as you are growing your team!
Along with watching this video where I explain more about the compensation plan, I want to share this image just as an example of what can potentially come out of staying passionate and consistent as a coach helping others with their fitness journey! I started coaching while working full time hours as an ER nurse, taking masters classes, and raising a newborn and 1 year old. As I continued growing myself, my business grew also over the past couple years!
Your results are limitless!!! Its up to you!! You want to grow and build more income, you simply help more people!! 🙂
Myths about Beachbody Coaching
FROM DIAMOND COACH REGAN LONG:
OMGOSH…you’re thinking of becoming a BEACHBODY COACH?!! SAY WHAT???
Please take 2 minutes to read the following:
So….I’m going to COMBAT some of the top, most common apprehensions people have about taking this leap!! Here we go…
* This is a pyramid scheme or scam: NOPE (and ya know, if you thought that…it’s okay..you’re just misinformed) My husband thought this, too, and told me I was wasting my time and money and this would never work….2 months after I got into this, he was apologizing he ever doubted me…or Beachbody!
* You need to quit your job to do this and to get a business off the ground: NOPE. I was teaching 2nd grade full time, writing, doing photography, taking grad classes, had 3 children under the age of 6 at home, a husband…and I was 7 months pregnant with our 4th baby. TOTALLY possible to get a business lifted off the ground while having a busy schedule 😉
* You need to do this to MAKE a business: NOPE. Some do it simply to cover the cost of their Shakeology that they can’t go without. Others use it as a “hobby” who LOVE Beachbody’s products and use the extra income to pay off school loans, make their car payments, use it to pay their mortgage or rent, pay off some credit cards, or maybe even some “fun” money or to put into their savings. Others, like myself, want this as a BUSINESS. In less than 1 year, I was able to leave my teaching job and at age 31, 11 months into the business, I’ve officially RETIRED from teaching for good. And let me tell you, my first 2 months didn’t go as I planned. People were NOT knocking my door down but my coach reassured me that to keep posting and sharing what I was doing. By my 3rd month, things started happening, my consistency was paying off and was reaching and inspiring many. By month 5, I made what I did as a teacher each month, by month 10 that doubled. And now almost a year into it, that has tripled. Every coach’s paycheck is not a “given”. What you put into it is what you get out of it.
*You don’t have the money for this to get started: Let me tell you right now…if ANYONE gets this, please know it’s me. Despite working tons of jobs at once, due to many unpaid leaves for my babies, we were scraping…and I mean BARELY getting by (some months…okay, a LOT of months, going under..it was a plain scary time and didn’t know if we had a way OUT). When I bought my first challenge pack almost a year ago (mine was $140), I had talked with my coach for MONTHS about this…back and forth if I could afford it (which technically I couldn’t), questioned would this work, would I annoy people with my posts…and then I prayed about it for quite some time…I knew in my heart that this is everything I needed in my life. I needed accountability to become the best version of myself; I’m 31 years old, 4 babies in 6 years and I’m in the best shape of my life. I needed, desperately needed the income and wanted to be home with my children. I needed to do something that I believed in and felt like I was making a difference in people’s lives and becoming an inspiration. And I knew if anyone was “bothered” or “annoyed” by my posts, that they needed my prayers and weren’t in the right place or happy with themselves.
I took this leap of faith in becoming a Coach and you know what, a lot of my friends and family doubted this and said I was crazy. I can say almost every single person has come around and apologized and they now say they can’t imagine how different my life would be if I hadn’t gone against the grain and DONE THIS.
This business is about health…it’s about happiness…it’s about changing LIVES. We inspire. We motivate and encourage others. We are acknowledged by doctors in all fields of all ages who are in agreement of how significant a change and impact our products DO have on a person’s health and life. We transform people physically but I gotta tell you, my favorite transformations are the emotional ones…the confidence levels. Personally, INSANITY pulled me out of a post partum depression. It was a total game changer for me, in all aspects of my life, this company!
Can this be a hobby, part-time job on the side that can make you some good pocket cash while getting/staying fit and healthy? ABSOLUTELY.
Can this be a career that can completely change what you do everyday and your family’s financial status. ABSOLUTELY.
Please use this week to throw ALL questions and concerns at us. God has blessed me with SO much in my life…but hands down, THIS was one of the best decisions He has led my heart to do!!
I now feel compelled to personally help as many as I can to be able to achieve what I already have. And for me, I have just scraped the surface. As soon as I hit one goal in this business, I’m ready to CRUSH another.
Hope this helps answer some questions!
Thank you all for hanging in there with us!!! We hope you are getting lots of great information to take with you and help you on making the best decision on becoming a part of our team!
This last video before we finish off is just giving you the different ways you can join our team and start your journey!!
Also, once we are done here, please reach out to the coach who brought you here so we can finish catching up and we can answer any additional questions you may have!
Thank you so much for taking time to allow us to share this opportunity with you!!! We really appreciate your time and hope you enjoyed!!
What better way to make a yummy treat than using raw food that is not processed and guilt-free?! I have a book called RAWvolution by Matt Amsden and he has some great recipes that are so simple to make but yet so healthy!
This Raw Coconut Fudge is one of my favorite desserts! Who knew you can make a great dessert with literally 4 ingredients?! They say 5 ingredients or less is a great indicator of a healthy food, especially when you can read the ingredients! So here you go!
Raw Coconut Fudge
3 cups raw walnuts
1/2 cup carob powder
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
5/8 cup agave nectar (sweetener that is low on the glycemic index)
Grind walnuts in a food processor until they are at a buttery consistency
In a large mixing bowl, combine the carob powder and shredded coconut and mix well. Add the ground walnuts and the agave nectar and mix well.
Press the mixture into small muffin pan (or flat glass baking dish), creating a flat, even layer approximately 3/4 inch thick. If using a glade baking dish, cut into squares and serve.
* Taste best when covered and frozen until thoroughly chilled for a more solid consistency before cutting and serving.
If you would like more tips, recipes, and accountability for reaching your health and fitness goals, please fill out the application below for a spot in my next 60 day fitness challenge group held on Facebook!
Ok, so I’m a very honest person, so Im going to just put it out there… This week sucked! It was by far, the toughest week for me yet! I went away to Jersey to visit a friend and I could not control myself there, let alone when I came home… In Jersey, 15 weeks out, I ate NACHOS AGAIN (whats up with me and nachos?!?!) and yes they were loaded! I guess go big or go home!?! And then, frozen yogurt, not once, but twice! Not the plain vanilla frozen yogurt either… It was the oreos, peanut butter cup, hot fudge, and peanut butter on top! YEA, that bad!! Seriously, I was SOOOO disappointed with myself!
Every other meal was great! My friend made me awesome Zucchini Turkey Burgerswith grilled peppers and a sweet potato… but even while I was in Jersey, I got my friend to go to the gym with me for my workout! We did back day and it was great!!
Zucchini Turkey Burgers, grilled peppers and sweet potato
Getting in some cardio too! Livin it up at GOLD’s!
I guess this is just part of the struggle… I know Im human… but I felt terrible that I am a fitness coach and totally falling apart and not doing what I tell my challengers!! UGH!! Its all about practice what you preach!
On another note, my workouts have been great! Ive done them daily, but was not seeing results because I was not on top with my nutrition… Literally, my veins went away and I looked VERY different! Its crazy when you start to get low with your body fat, how much you can see a change in a day! I decided its time to keep myself accountable in other ways… My trainer is a great help and is trying to motivate me as much as possible, but I obviously still fell off the wagon, so were trying this another way.
One day at a time.. I can’t keep thinking about 14 more weeks and looking ahead because I sike myself out. So pictures WILL be taken every week from here on out of my progress..
Posterior delts, here I come!
My delts are growing!
See the difference between just 2 days!?!? CRAZY!!
14 WEEKS TO SHOW WEEKEND NPC FIGURE COMPETITION
OK The day I realized I sucked so bad and was at my lowest emotionally, its time to get over it and realize I have some goals to meet… I cried it out, I pouted about it, but it is not going to get me to 1st place, so moving forward!
So one thing that was more frustrating this week was on leg day, I hurt my left knee. Not sure what I did, but I was on the Press Machine and doing 270 lbs, and the way my knee was, I tried to re position, but didn’t do it properly. Im pretty sure it was a ligament, but needless to say, I couldn’t do any more workouts… Since I need so much work on my legs, I was so frustrated… I am suppose to be doing 2 leg days a week, along with cardio 2 times a week, and then this happens after I ate terrible! UGH!!
This was the day I needed to wake up and realize I can literally have NO more cheats! My trainer keeps telling me, “You are going to be the only one up on stage being mad about the nachos and ice cream you and is you know is holding you back from first.” I cannot sell myself short. I know I am capable of this. Its just getting into the mind set.
The pics above are from yesterday which is day 2, but I will be posting my total results with the refresh once Im done tomorrow morning 🙂 I feel so much better though its crazy!! Im back on track and after my melt down, Im ready to roll!! I am going to do weekly videos also because that really helped me see where I need to be with myself emotionally.
Thank you everyone for all your encouragement and messages… It truly makes a difference and I need your continued support throughout this journey!! I hope I can inspire as many people to follow their dreams and remember, although you feel like failing, it is just a struggle that will turn into a strength in the long run!