Did you know you are more likely to success with a fitness routine and also have WAYYY more fun when you are doing it with another person?!? This is exactly why our Super Trainer Tony Horton, who is also the creator of P90X and 22 Minute Hard Corps, created his FIRST partner workout called Double Time!
There is something extra special about this program that gets me excited though!! I love when fitness and a healthy lifestyle is centered around family, and THIS is a perfect opportunity for you to workout with your husband/wife, children, or even friends!! This is a way to keep each other accountable, reach huge fitness and health goals, but have fun and bond at the same time!!!
Even at 33 weeks pregnant, I am able to get in a workout and move without feeling exhausted and overworked!
What is Double Time?
Double Time™ is Tony Horton’s first fitness program that makes living a healthier lifestyle something you can do with another person. You and your spouse, a friend, or your child will take on daily partner workouts and healthy eating for 30 days. Just having that person around is going to give you both motivation to complete the entire program and help you build stronger bonds along the way! After all, studies show that you’re more likely to put in effort and to succeed with a fitness routine when you do it with a partner. Double Time™ is a 30-day program with total-body workouts (all 32 minutes or less) that feel more like play and less like work!
Who’s it for?
Any partner pair you can think of! This program is great to do with any family member, such as your spouse, parent, kid (recommended age is 8 and older), or a friend. Great for all fitness levels.
18-32 minutes, 5 days a week, for 30 days
The Beachbody Buddy Ball or equivalently sized ball such as a dodgeball or volleyball.
I am so excited to host my Double Time Family Challenge group in November! If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the application below!
The requirements are that each participant is committed to participating in the group, completing the 30 day workout calendar, making healthier meals and snacks and replacing 1 meal a day with Daily Sunshine or Shakeology for the duration of the group.
I have been on my own fitness journey for 13 years and for the past 5 years, my kids have been on this healthy lifestyle with me and I am so excited to teach you what we have learned from this journey!
Now you can win the weight loss battle once and for all! The 2B Mindset is designed to help you lose weight happily so you can keep it off for good-without ever depriving yourself, counting calories, or even having to exercise until you’re ready! Created by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ilana Muhlstein, the 2B Mindset is a practical, simple weight loss solution that Ilana herself used to lose 100 pounds after years of obesity and yo-yo dieting. With Ilana’s advice and real-world experience on your side-including her meal and food prep ideas, even tips for conquering emotional eating-you’ll have all the tools you need to live your life, eat food you love…and still lose weight. Launching 2018!
Who is Ilana Muhlstein, R.D. Nutritionist?
Ilana Muhlstein is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist-the highest standard in the field of nutrition. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maryland, sits on the prestigious Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association, and leads the Bruin Health Improvement Program at UCLA.
While most kids dream of becoming pop stars or famous athletes, Ilana’s early inspirations were the knowledgeable Registered Dietitians that she’d met every summer at fat camp. Once she finally had the chance to become one herself, she never hesitated. Using everything she learned, she was able to personally lose 100 pounds. She’s built a thriving private practice in Beverly Hills, and has helped hundreds of people lose weight happily-and keep it off. Now she’s revealing all of her tried and true weight-loss secrets with the launch of The 2B Mindset program.
What Ilana says about her innovative approach:
You see, I’ve always loved food and I love to eat large portions. What I needed was a diet that would let me eat and feel satisfied, while still helping me lose weight. There was no diet on the market like that…so I decided to create it myself. I not only invented a solution to solve my own weight problem, so I could lose 100 lbs, I made it my career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist—so I could help anyone lose weight happily and learn how to keep it off for good—and still go on living my life and enjoying the foods I love.
My mission is to help millions of people just like you win the weight-loss battle—and better yet, end the war forever. The system I created is a healthy approach to eating that lets you feel full and satisfied, while arming you with proven strategies that will help you co-exist with food in real-world situations, satisfy cravings, and anticipate setbacks before they happen — so you can WIN the weight-loss struggle every single time.
That’s why I say it’s not a diet. It’s a mindset.
But make no mistake, the 2B Mindset can help you lose weight—happily—without feeling deprived or hungry, without counting calories or cutting out whole food groups. It addresses the #1 issue with weight loss and weight management —food. Exercise is critical for living a healthy, functional life —but as they say, abs are made in the kitchen — and that’s the problem I designed the 2B Mindset to solve.
Best of all, I’ll reveal the one daily habit — so simple and powerful — that it will put you in an INSTANT weight-loss mode, whenever you try it. (You’ll need to plug into the complete 2B Mindset program to get that one!)
With the 2B Mindset, you’ll live your life, you’ll eat food the way YOU like it, and you’ll go to every party, and go out to dinner with confidence, instead of feeling tension and anxiety that you’re about to derail your weight-loss progress. In fact, once you learn the 2B MIndset, those situations can actually CONTRIBUTE to your weight-loss progress. Because, with the 2B Mindset, you’ll finally be in total control of food and your body, and you’ll have all the tools you need to reach your weight-loss goals while living a full, rich, satisfying life.
I’ll teach you the purpose of the foods we eat and when and how to enjoy them for maximum weight loss. I’ll share dozens of my personal recipes for healthy meals that taste so good you won’t believe how much you can eat — even my husband and daughter love them! And I’ll lay out all the techniques I used to lose 100 pounds — and my private practice clients have used to lose the weight and help keep it off.
Most importantly, I’ll help you shift your mindset, because a positive mindset means positive/healthy weight loss, with no more emotional eating, no more mindless snacking, and no more punishing yourself for eating food you love.
With the 2B Mindset I have just one goal — to make losing weight simple, enjoyable, and sustainable. You really can lose weight and be happy for the rest of your life! Just imagine that! I’m helping more than 100 clients and Team Beachbody Coaches experience that joy and freedom right this minute… and now it’s your turn.
Once you master the 2B Mindset, it’s yours for life. Losing the weight and keeping it off will be second nature—it will be your new reality—and food will forever remain an enjoyable part of your life. Believe me, it’s easy to lose weight when you’re feeling full and satisfied every day.
2B Mindset is for people who:
Want to lose weight, but don’t like to exercise
Do exercise but struggle with their nutrition and do not see the weight loss results they want
Cannot exercise due to injury/illness, but want to lose (or maintain) weight through better eating habits
Love food, love to eat big portions, and feel full
Are tired of yo-yo dieting, but want to maintain their lifestyle
Want an easy-to-follow way to lose weight without strict rules, like cutting food groups, counting calories, or eating small portions
Want to be free from obsessing about food and feeling overwhelmed by food choices
Having a healthy pregnancy is so important.. important for mommy to feel good and not have complications, and also for baby to grow big and strong in the most important time of development! I know eating healthy and exercise is hard when your not pregnant, so doing while pregnant can be trying… but its not impossible!! This is the BEST thing you can do for yourself because it makes that 40 weeks so much manageable!
We know the healthy weight gain is approx. 25-35 pounds to gain during your pregnancy.. give or take a few pounds if you are underweight or overweight. It is challenging if you have cravings, or if you are one who is so sick and struggles to eat! It is important to allow some leeway with your cravings and I do not want to say stay away from all the food your craving, because it may help you feel better at times. But the key is MODERATION! If you eat your cravings in moderation, you are less likely to feel bad, feel more swollen, and even develop issues down the road in your pregnancy!
At 31 weeks, almost 32, I am going to admit, it is getting harder and hard to breathe and move!! Steps make me out of breath… even sitting here typing makes me tired and out of breath lol… kidding, but not kidding!! Oh and yes, I am STILL working out, but the increased contractions scare me slightly, so I am now starting to take it easy!! It is hard to believe this baby of mine is only 3 lbs right now!!!! There must be a TON of water in there!!! HAHA
What workouts am I still doing at 31 weeks?? Well, there are a variety I can still handle, but certain moves I do modify.. I do most 21 Day Fix and Fix extreme.. except any ab exercises, some Shift shop, and 22 minute hard corps! My upside down yoga poses are non existent, but am doing a TON of stretches so I know that is one of the best things I can do for myself and to prepare for my home birth!!
Now.. can we talk about nutrition?? Nutrition is key!! You cannot workout a bad diet my friends!! And eating healthy during pregnancy will make a HUGE difference with how you look and feel!! I know from experience from my first and second pregnancy where I gained 60 lbs with each baby, and my third where I actually am taking care of myself and doing things the right way and have only gained HALF the weight of my last pregnancies!! Crazy right?? And I even worked out with my other pregnancies, so it definitely matters what you ingest!!
Meal prep went down and I will say it was my “ME TIME”… maybe you are not a fan of meal prepping… I am, but if you are not, there is a way to enjoy it, but you have to start and get creative!
Meal prepping is my key to success!! When I prep my foods ahead of time, I know exactly WHAT I am eating and WHEN I am eating!! So there is no excuse to miss a meal or to say “I don’t have time to cook something up quick and I was in a rush!” Isn’t that why many fail along their journey?? They use time as an excuse and then when you mess up, well “I’ll just start next week”, or even you just completely fall off track!
Some of the recipes I made were….
Pumpkin protein pancakes!! They are really yummy just how this recipe calls to make it, but I do like to add some extra calories to my breakfast because that is my biggest meal of the day!! So I added some plain Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries and blackberries, and topped it off with some agave nectar and cinnamon!! SOOOO GOOD!!!!!
Another meal I made was Spinach, tomato, and mushroom chicken… and so simple to make!! The chicken was thrown in the crock pot for 4 hours
Then I have my *new recipe* Honey Garlic Shrimp! It is great on top of some good ol’ spaghetti squash!! It will be a great dinner for me because I like to have mainly protein and veggies at dinner time so the carbs are not sitting in my belly at night!
I try to focus on getting around 1800 calories a day… don’t get me wrong, I do more of portion control that counting calories and I will not obsess about my food, but the most important thing is getting healthy whole foods in!
As a fitness coach, I love to help others on their journey to a healthy lifestyle! I give daily support, motivation, health and nutrition tips and recipes, and accountability to help you get to that next level in your fitness journey.. pregnant or not pregnant!
If you are interested in joining my exclusive fitness group, please fill out the application below to be accepted in!
1/4 cup Braggs liquid Aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
1 Tbsp fresh minced garlic
1 tsp chili sauce (I use the Sriracha brand)
1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Whisk the honey/agave, soy sauce/braggs aminos, garlic, and chili sauce together in a medium bowl.
Place shrimp in a large zipped-top bag or tupperware. Pour 1/2 of the marinade mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes-3 hrs. Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet and discard the remaining marinade that was with shrimp. Cook shrimp, stirring every minute or so for about 4 minutes, and pour in remaining marinade and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about another minute or so.
Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce with your choice of spaghetti squash or brown rice! Of course, a green veggie like broccoli or asparagus is a perfect side!
If you are using spaghetti squash, you can cook that while prepping the shrimp! Simply slice the squash in half length wise, use a spoon to take out middle with seeds, place each half upside down (round part facing up) on a plate, and place in microwave for 12 min! Fork out spaghetti squash onto plate or keep it in and use it as your bowl! Simply place your shrimp on top!
3 medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2″ pieces
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tbsp raw honey
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup uncooked quick oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 cup fat free milk (I use Fat Free Fair Life Milk)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the dish.
Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, honey and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and salt; stir together.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, light brown sugar, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas.
Pour the pumpkin mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible. Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the the top.
Bake the oatmeal for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm and ENJOY!!
For more fitness tips, support, accountability, and 1:1 mentoring and help along your fitness journey, fill out the application below for a spot in my next online exclusive Challenge Group! Spots are first come, first serve basis and you must not already be working with a Beachbody coach to join this group!
1/2 lb 90% lean ground beef (or 1 full lb of lean ground turkey meat)
½ cup dry oatmeal
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
4 tablespoons sugar free barbecue sauce (I use G Hughes from Walmart)
1 tablespoon raw honey
1/2 cup chopped onion
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together the ground turkey, beef, oats, 1 tablespoon of the worcestershire sauce, mustard, 3 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce, onion, the salt, and pepper.
Shape the mixture into a long, thick log and place in an oiled baking dish. Be careful not to pack the meat too tightly or you’ll end up with a very dense, tough loaf.
In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce, the remaining 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce, and the honey. Spread evenly over the meatloaf bake for 45 minutes. Slice and serve!
This is a recipe that is perfect for the kids and family!! I mean, who doesn’t love meatloaf?!?! And they wont even know it’s healthy!!
If you want more healthy recipes, motivation, and accountability to reach your fitness goals and you are serious about your commitment to your journey, please fill out the application below for a spot in my exclusive fitness group!
Who doesn’t love sales and getting fit for summer all in one!?! I am a HUGE bargain person, so I thought I shouldn’t keep this to myself!!!
I know so many people say “being healthy is expensive”…. well, so is being unhealthy my friends!! McDonalds, Arby’s, or any fast food, restaurant, or junk food gets expensive! The difference is, you either can spend your money and invest in your health now, or waste your money on junk and get further away from your goals and then pay for doctor visits, medical expensive, and medication down the road! You pick! I pick to replace the unhealthy spending on reaching my goals and being the best I can be for myself and as a role model for my fam!!
With that said, let’s talk SALES and SAVINGS for that HEALTHY lifestyle!! Beachbody is the company I joined 4.5 years ago that changed my life!! I was able to workout at home, not drag my babies to the gym, or even pay for a gym membership… or a trainer… I wanted to be able to workout in the comfort of my OWN home, get results, and feel good… and THAT is exactly what Beachbody gave me! Now, I am excited to share this with YOU, because I know I am not the only one who struggled with their weight, body image, self-esteem, and energy!
So here are this summer’s Beachbody sales!! Please keep in mind, this is ONLY while supplies last!!
Please, if you are not signed up with me as a customer with Beachbody yet, contact me and I will help you get started on your fitness journey and to save some$$$$ while your at it!!
Shaun T, the creator of Insanity (my first ever Beachbody workout!), T25, Cize, Insanity Max 30 is coming back for another appearance!! Shaun T is launching Shaun T Week To Beachbody On Demand on June 12th 2017. It is 1 week of fitness but it is about changing your life and transforming your mind and body. It is about getting motivated to get connected to your fitness, to your mental journey and to continuing on with your progress and reaching your health and fitness goals. No editing, no graphics, no gimmicks – you are getting ShaunT raw and uncensored! If you ever needed 1 week to get back on track or challenge yourself, this is it!!!
What is it? 7-day intensive full body boot camp developed by Shaun T to motivate you to focus like you’ve never focused before. And dig deeper than you ever thought possible (in the words of Shaun T “TRUST AND BELIEVE!”)
Who is it for? Great for all fitness levels, because each workout will have a modifier! The workouts will be posted each morning – so no peaking ahead! But it is promised to be a great mix of Insanity, T25, Max 30!! This is a perfect bootcamp if you are looking to turn up your fitness, jumpstart your fitness and/or jumpstart your results before heading on vacation!! ((swim suit season, eeekkk!!!))
If you are looking to gain exclusive access to ShaunT Week on Beachbody on Demand – fill out the application below and within 24 hours I will get back to you and get you started – remember we kick off June 12th!!! See you there!!
I cannot believe time has past this quick and I can say I am marrying this man in less than 2 weeks!! Like next weekend!! EEEEK!!! I am so excited!!! I feel like in the past year… well, past 6 months, my life changed dramatically!!!
If you have been reading my posts and following me, less than 6 months ago is when I first met my fiancé Brent! We met on a dating website Christian Mingle, and he was actually the first real conversation I even had!!!! I never in a MILLION years thought I would allow myself to find a man on a dating site… I’m being honest, I thought only creeps were on there!! Haha!! But then I decided to listen to my pastor’s wife who told me to “give it a shot”! I found myself on it (and I’m not a creep!) and finding this amazing Christian man who had EVERY quality I wanted in a man that I wrote down in my journal (except living close to me, but I somehow didn’t even write that down)!
We FaceTimed EVERY single day since the first day we started talking! So it’s kind of like spending time together right?! I mean, you gotta love social media and technology! It really does amazing things!
We have been able to see each other once a month since we first met, 2 times a month a couple times!! And got engaged on Christmas Eve (4 months after we started talking), and here we are getting ready to married within 6 months! You may call us crazy, we just know what we want! You learn a lot from a first marriage! Hehe!
Ok, so I have been tracking our journey of what we are doing to prep in 5-6 weeks for our wedding!! Now, we are having a smaller wedding (our first wedding of 300 people didn’t work for either of us, so we’re changing it up lol), but planning is still lots of fun!!
We got our venue at a Theatre right in town, our Caterer to make my life easy with food, A photographer to capture memories with us on our special day with our families, A DJ to spice things up (we LOVE music), and our very close family and friends will be joining us to make our day even more special!! I will say, I have not officially met Brent’s family yet!! Only on face time!! So I am so so excited for that!!! Our kids (Brent’s 3 kids and my 2 kids) have only been physically together one time, but they Face time on a regular basis, so we will come together like we’ve known each other a lot longer!
This week, I am just finalizing a few things! Last Marriage counseling, talking with caterer, flower lady (is that what you call the people who set up flowers lol?), DJ, confirming my makeup artist to make me pretty!!
Oh, I did also find what we are doing for our Unity piece for the wedding ceremony! You know how they have unity candles, sand, etc?? Well, after some thinking and talking, we decided to go about using a Unity Knot!!! It just came in the mail yesterday and was hand made! It is AMAZING!!!! Here is a sneak peek!!! We got it made from a couple on Etsy.com who did a wonderful job- SoZoeyBotique
Ok. So we are caught up with the actual wedding prep, now it’s time for our fitness journey! Brent and I are still doing Core De Force, which is our home fitness program with Beachbody (we are both fitness coaches, so we like to follow the programs), but also Brent sees squirrels, so he is going to the gym, playing volleyball, basketball, and whatever else he can find to do! I can’t keep track of him sometimes lol!
This is my meal plan for the week! It isn’t Brent’s because I can’t toss his food to Maine for him, but here is what I am doing! I prepped Sunday after grocery shopping and got everything set and ready so I don’t have to cook during the week!! This saves me time, money, and confusion! Nutrition is so key to your results, so this is one thing I do make time for!
My grocery list looks like this:
99% Lean ground turkey (for meatballs)
96% lean ground beef (for meatballs)
Chicken (lots of it)
Eggs and egg whites (I get both) ) For snack 1 and protein pancakes)
Shakeology– my superfood health shake that is so easy and convenient for me to get in, especially when I’m busy (comes to my door every month, so it’s one less thing to get at the grocery store)!
Mozzarella cheese (2% shredded) for english muffin pizzas
Oatmeal (quick oats) (for breakfast and turkey meatballs- use instead of bread crumbs to keep meat together)
Red potatoes ( I do steam fresh)
Rice cakes (I do lightly salted)
Ezekiel bread/Sprouted bread (I get at Aldi or in organic frozen section at grocery store)
Whole wheat english muffins (for English muffin pizzas
Colored Peppers (for veggies and hummus)
Cucumbers ( for cucumber tomato salad)
Onion (for salad, meatballs)
Asparagus (you can do fresh or frozen, I just prefer fresh on this veggie)
Mushrooms (for asparagus and if you want on english muffin pizzas)
Tomatoes (for cucumber and tomato salad)
Strawberries (for Salad)
Blackberries (for fresh fruit bowl)
Raspberries (for fresh fruit bowl)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Natural Peanut butter (I do Jiff)
Hummus (veggies and hummus)
Walnuts (for Strawberry salad)
Tomato sauce (organic and low sodium) (for Meatballs and english muffin pizzas)
Bragg Liquid Amino’s (soy sauce healthy alternative- found in organic section at local grocery store)
Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing (for salad- I get at Aldi)
Soy free, nut free, dairy free chocolate chips (brand ENJOY- in organic section at grocery store) for protein pancakes
Ok, so there you have it!! I broke everything down for you!! I hope this helps!!!
I am excited to be on my own fitness journey, but also help you along the way!! If you are looking for more support, motivation, healthy tips and recipes to keep or start your healthy lifestyle, apply below to be considered in my next fitness support/challenge group!
*This is for non- Beachbody coaches or people who are not working with a Beachbody coach please!!
Thanks for reading and catch up with all soon!!!! Stay tuned for the final week and our BIG celebration of getting married!