To be OK with the body you have…

ARE YOU COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN?

This is unbelievably HARD for me to post, but it’s like peeling off a band-aid before summer, and swimsuit season. I know everyone has their ‘thing’, and this is mine.

This is the thing that makes me cringe, and avoid the mirror. I’ve been working really hard to get past feeling insecure and self-conscious, and this is part of that process for me!

*I cannot believe I’m posting this on the world wide internets!

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3 years ago I wouldn’t have DREAMED of wearing a bikini to the pool or the beach…NO WAY! Not with this “thing” on my belly. (Kids refer to it as a “butt” and giggle. I pretend it doesn’t bother me, but it does.)

I’ve spent the last 2 1/2 years working on ME. Getting fit, and making my health a priority has not only changed my body physically, but for the first time I’ve started feeling more comfortable in my own skin! My confidence and self esteem have improved drastically! So, even though it’s NOT easy…I WILL wear my bikini this summer – not to ‘flaunt’ anything, but to practice being OK with my whole self!

This scar is my badge of honor, for bringing 4 wonderful people into this world. It’s just part of who I am now. I continue working hard EVERY day to be OK with the body I have: every wrinkle, stretch mark, scar and freckle.

For me, that means controlling what I CAN: working out every day, and fueling my body with the kinds of foods that make me feel better, stronger and have enough energy to do everything I need to do, every day, with a smile on my face!

Will I ever have a 6-pack? Nope. But that’s not my goal. I’m just trying be as healthy as I can, so that I can wear that bikini with my head held high!

Let’s get to work, and get comfortable in our own skin!
WHO’S WITH ME?!

I’ve got a support group starting on April 6th. We’ll workout, eat healthy foods and keep each other accountable! I’ll provide you with the all of tools you’ll need to be really successful! How about access to $1500 worth of proven fitness programs, and complete meal plans, for as little as $0! (zero) FREE?! (yep!) I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on these programs, but you don’t have to!

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Here are ALL of the options!

Beachbody On Demand is a new way to stream workouts to any smart device/laptop/etc…you get access to apx 11 full workout programs, plus meal plans and lots of other great content (about a $1500 value).

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CLICK THE PICTURE FOR INFORMATION ON ALL THESE AND MORE PROMOTIONS!

 


You can pick any option

A – On Demand Challenge Pack (Shakeology + first 3 month access to Beachbody On Demand for free)

B – Shakeology Sampler Pack plus 3 months of BOD

C – 30 day trial of BOD for FREE!

And then there are a few other sales that I included at the bottom of the graphic for anyone interested in the 3 Day Refresh, T25 or TurboFire Challenge Packs (with Shakeology)

And finally…since The 21 Day Fix continues to be a HUGE hit in my groups, with challengers losing up to 10-15 pounds in 21 days…I wanted to be sure to mention that one too!

Here are some results from my last 21 Day Fix group:

  • Michelle lost 6 pounds and 10.5 inches!
  • Hope lost 5 pounds and 4 inches!
  • Carla lost 6 pounds and 3 inches!
  • Jennifer lost 5 pounds and 2 inches!
  • Angela lost 8.5 inches!

You can get the 21 Day Fix program alone for $59.95 or the Challenge Pack for $160 (with Shakeology – saves $$ when you bundle the 2 together).

*With ANY challenge pack purchase, you will also get the 30 day free trial of Beachbody On Demand!

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Summer BODies Forming NOW!

Now that we’re THIS close to spring…my mind naturally goes to end-of-summer-quotes-pinterest-3SUMMER! It’ll be here before we know it! So…are you ready? Have you pulled out those shorts from last season. UGH! I don’t know about you…but how many times have I tried on last year’s clothes only to find out they don’t fit!!! Is there anything worse than that?

No. There isn’t.

I have spent spring days on my bed, just about in tears, because every article of clothing I pulled out of the box from the basement was either too tight, too small or too short. How could that happen in just 6 short months?! SO frustrating!

But we’ve got time! And where there’s a will, there’s a way! You provide the WILL, and I’ll provide the WAY!

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Maybe you’re worried that you don’t have the time. I get it! I’m a busy mom of 4, and it can be done. You just have to adjust your priorities a little and put yourself at the TOP of your list! Two and a half years ago I stopped putting myself dead last, and my life has done a complete 180! When I spent some time working on me, the result was that everyone got the BEST of me! I’m a better mom, wife and friend, and it’s because I started taking care of myself along with everyone else.

Now it’s YOUR turn!

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Starting Monday, April 6, let’s get down to business!

Where do you want to be in June? Do you have a favorite sun-dress or summer outfit that is hanging in your closet that you are desperate to wear this year? Focus on that, and let’s get to work!

Some fellow coaches and I are going to be hosting a private support & accountability group on Facebook. We’ll be working out, eating clean, and keeping each other on track for 30 days! We’ll be sharing daily tips, recipes and motivation to help you reach your goals.

These groups work so well. Every month I have participants who share such amazing success stories! Losing 10-20 pounds in one month feels incredible. And for many, it’s just the beginning of a new healthy lifestyle! Over and over again I hear the same thing from my fellow busy moms. They tell me that it’s the first time in a very long time that they’ve made themselves a priority and that it feels AMAZING! They have more energy and confidence and just have a more positive outlook on life in general. It’s so empowering!

As your coach, I will help you choose a workout and/or meal plan option that will work best for you! There are some GREAT sales going on right now! Save $90 on Turbo Fire (one of my FAVORITE workouts – helped me lose 16 pounds!), Focus T25, and the brand new option: BEACHBODY ON DEMAND (#BOD)! This month, when you try Shakeology, you’ll get your first 3 months access to the entire Beachbody On Demand library for FREE! It’s all part of the Beachbody Club Challenge Pack offer. I’ve been having a lot of fun with On Demand workouts all from my laptop, phone, tablet and smart t.v.! And we have even put together a 30 day hybrid workout plan for you to use (if you want to) all from different workouts that are available On Demand! 🙂

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There are LOTS of other options too…no matter what you might like (cardio, weights, stretching & strengthening, or all of the above!) So, if you are ready and you would like to join me in my April 6th challenge group and get even more support and accountability to help you reach your health and fitness goals this spring please complete the application below.

 

Healthy O’Dinner

I’m half Irish, but man O’man my ancestors ate a lot of starches and fatty meats! And of course, they washed it down with lots O’beer! So, when you’re trying to keep it light on St. Patty’s Day…it can be a little tricky.

Tomorrow, we’re going with a healthier version of Shepherd’s Pie! I’ve made this recipe several times, and we all LOVED it! *Inspired by a recipe from Skinny Taste.

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Turkey & Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients:

For the potatoes:

  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the filling:

  • apx. 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 10 oz frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 tbsp flour (leave out to make gluten-free)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped rosemary (or a little less dry if you don’t have fresh)
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika

Directions:

Boil sweet potatoes and garlic in a pot of salted water until cooked and soft. Drain and mash with chicken broth, Greek yogurt or sour cream, salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9×13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large pan cook turkey until evenly browned; season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Add olive oil to the pan, then add the onion and sauté for one minute. Add the celery, parsnip, salt and pepper to taste; cook about 12 minutes, until celery is soft.

Add garlic and sauté another 3-4 minutes. Add flour, salt and pepper and mix well. Add frozen vegetables, chicken broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, cooked turkey, and mix well. Simmer on low about 5-10 minutes.

Spoon mixture into prepared baking pan, and top with mashed sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika and bake for 20-30 minutes or until heated through and potatoes turn golden.

Sláinte!

21 Day Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 yellow, 1 red

For more healthy, family-friendly recipes, check out my weekly meal plan!

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Life Changing!

I just felt like I needed to share this today. I really don’t share this to brag, but to show you what is possible when you take a leap of faith and do something that has the power to change your life!

This business changed my life. <PERIOD!> In more ways than I ever imagined possible!

*Keep reading for an invitation to a short presentation about what coaching is all about, and if it would be a good fit for you, too!

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Would it be life changing for you to earn about $2000 in one month?! I know it’s a pretty big deal for me and my family! I am by NO means a TOP earner in this company, but being able to contribute to my family at this level, from home, doing something I’m SO passionate about; meeting new people, sharing my journey, getting in the best shape of my life, etc…well it’s more than I can comprehend some days!

I was having lunch with my husband yesterday – something I can do since I work from home – and we were reflecting back on the last 2 and a half years. We were both struck with how positively this business has affected our lives! We were discussing the money that we’ve been able to save, the vacations we’ve been able to take, and our FUTURE! This extra income is making a lot of things possible that we never imagined! I am SO grateful, I can’t even find the words.

I LOVE what I do. I know there are a lot of doubters about this kind of business…I know, because I was one (and so was my husband)! But we have been able to see first-hand that this business changes lives! This isn’t a scam or a pyramid scheme (ps – a traditional corporate structure is WAY more of a pyramid scheme than this!). In this type of business structure, you have the opportunity to be at the top of your own pyramid, and even out earn the people above you! Where else is that possible?

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I am just a 43 year old mom of 4 who had a crazy idea one day to sign up as a coach. And it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. <PERIOD>!

  • I have lost 24 pounds. (and kept it off!)
  • Friends and family members have had amazing transformations too!
  • My family is more focused on health & nutrition.
  • I’ve met SO MANY amazing people!
  • I have replaced my full-time teaching salary doing something I love!
  • I work from home.
  • I set my own hours.
  • I am my OWN boss!
  • I get to help people every day!
  • I love my job! (How many people can say that!?)

If you would like to learn more about what coaching is all about, and if it’s a good fit for you, sign up below for my 30 minute webinar. No commitments, no pressure, just information and an opportunity for you to have all of your questions answered!

BEACHBODY ON DEMAND IS HERE!!!

And this month, you can get FREE access for 3 months when you buy Shakeology!

As a coach, I’ve been able to sample On Demand for the past month and I LOVE it! It’s been so great to be able to access a workout with the touch of a button on my smart phone, tablet or computer (you can also stream to your smart t.v.!). My laptop didn’t even come with a DVD player! And I just heard last night that any program you have already purchased through Beachbody, will be automatically available to you in your “previous purchased programs” area of On Demand! How cool is that!? *That feature will be up by the end of March.

You’ll get instant access to hundreds of workouts, including top-selling programs like P90X and Insanity! Try one, and if you don’t like it, try another one!

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Get the Beachbody Club Challenge Pack this month and save BIG! How does $1,500 dollars worth of programming sound? I own almost every one of these videos, on DVD (remember those old things?) and spent hundreds of dollars, and now they’re yours. FREE.

Check it out!

 

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WHAT IS THE BEACHBODY CLUB CHALLENGE PACK?

Beachbody Challenge Packs are the complete package, offering total support for achieving health and fitness goals. The formula? Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success. The Club and Shakeology Challenge Pack delivers the essential nutrition you need, plus online support, and 24/7 streaming access to Beachbody on Demand, which includes hundreds of workouts. This includes the chance to tap into Beachbody’s most popular programs, like P90X, INSANITY, TurboFire, 10-Minute Trainer and MORE, from anywhere with an Internet connection.

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What else comes with BEACHBODY ON DEMAND? Everything you need! The nutrition guides. The recipe books. The fitness programs. The complete workouts. The workout calendars. The schedules. The get started right guides. The support. The coaching. The celebrity trainers. You get it ALL! Crazy right?!

 

• Club members also get insider ”sneak peeks” of new releases, so you can sample a workout before you buy the DVD program:

– 21 Day Fix® ”Total Body Cardio Fix”

– 21 Day Fix EXTREME® ”Plyo Fix Extreme”

– PiYo® ”Sweat”

– FOCUS T25® ”ALPHA Cardio”

– INSANITY MAX:30TM ”Sweat Intervals”

– Body Beast® ”Build: Chest & Tris”

– P90® ”Sculpt A”

You can take your workouts on vacation, to the gym, out to your backyard! Wherever you have internet, you can have your workout!

Get started with the Challenge Pack, and join my next challenge group for the support and accountability you’ll need to reach your goals! Provide your info below, and I’ll contact you with the details.

 

If you just want access to the Club, without the challenge pack, you can sign up below.

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