Simple Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes

First you must decide…to peel or not to peel?!

I always used to be a peeler, but I’ve found I actually prefer not to peel my sweet potatoes anymore. In addition to adding a little extra ‘crisp’ when you’re roasting or making fries, the skin also provides additional nutrients and fiber!

I love to make up a batch when I’m meal prepping for the the week. 2 large sweet potatoes will provide about 4 servings. And I can use them up in a variety of ways. Here is how I reheated them today. I added them to my breakfast bowl with scrambled eggs, avocado and a little hot sauce. YUM!

You could have a burrito bowl for lunch with shredded chicken, black beans, veggies, salsa, etc…the possibilities are endless!

Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder or granules (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and scrub potatoes thoroughly. Dry well.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes in half length-wise, and then cut each half into 4 long strips. Chop each of the strips into small cubes.
  3. In bowl, toss the cubes with oil and seasonings.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper – I think it helps with crispiness.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until desired crisp, flipping once halfway through to make sure that all sides get crispy.

 

WHAT’S ON SALE THIS MONTH?

Double Time!

What time is it?

DOUBLE TIME!

Looking for a fun way to spend more time with the people in your life? Like a healthy activity designed with families in mind?

Who’s ready to join me for an all new concept to get your family involved in wellness?!

Double Time is Tony Horton’s very first fitness program that makes living a healthier lifestyle something you can do with another person. You and your spouse or a friend (or one of your own kids) will take on daily partner workouts and healthy eating for 30 days. Just having that person around is going to give you the motivation to complete the entire program — and help you build stronger bonds along the way!

First ever DOUBLE TIME full family program!

What: 30 days of total-body workouts (all 35 minutes or less) that feel more like play and less like work!

How: You can start the program anytime with access to Beachbody on Demand! Not a member? CLICK HERE!

Who: Anyone at any fitness level (ages 8 and up) can do Double Time – you just need a partner!

Why:  Because we’re better together! Put down the screens, lace up your shoes and have fun getting fit!

My son and I have so much fun doing this together. We giggle through the whole thing and time absolutely FLIES! He gets to check off his workout calendar each day for his exercise and nutrition goals. Once completed, he’ll send it in and receive a free t-shirt! He’s very motivated to reach his goals! And since HE wants to do it, he motivates me to do it too! It’s a WIN WIN!


What Comes With Double Time?
*6 Workouts + 2 Bonus BOD exclusive workouts
*Quick start Guide
*Eating Plan
*30-Day Calendar
*Fun Bonus Program Materials
*43 Fun Family Recipes Booklet
*Double Time Kids’ Rewards Calendar
*Existing BOD members can purchase the Beachbody Buddy Ball on Teambeachbody.com.
*Also available on DVD: 6 workouts on 2 DVDs, Quick Start Guide, Eating Plan, 30-Day Calendar, and Beachbody Buddy Ball

Take a peek here for an inside look! 

Accelerate your results with Shakeology and/or Daily Sunshine!

Get everything you need for you and your partner to be successful with the All Access Beacbody on Demand Challenge Pack! Save over $100 when you bundle it all together!

  • streaming access to this program PLUS hundreds of other programs
  • all of the program materials: workout calendar, nutrition guide, recipes
  • Buddy Ball
  • 30 day supply of Shakeology or Daily Sunshine

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Need accountability and support? 

My coaching is always free for customers and clients! I run monthly challenges where I share daily tips, recipes, meal planning suggestions, etc. And we all check in daily for our workouts and nutrition. The support and accountability was so key in my 25 pound life transformation, and it’s I’ve maintained for the last 5 years! I’m getting people signed up for my next group! Fill out the info below:

 

80 Day Obsession Launch Group

80 Day Obsession Launch Group

Kick Off 2018 Right and Get In The BEST Shape Of Your Life!

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to build up a firm, rounded butt AND burn away fat to reveal leaner, flatter abs? At the same time?

{Spoiler Alert} The Answer is YES!

Who is the 80 Day Obsession for?

  • Those who want a leaner, firmer, more sculpted body.
  • Women looking to add some curves without bulking up.
  • Anyone who wants a tighter more defined booty and flatter abs.
  • Fitness fans looking for an intense, holistic workout they can do at home.

 

 

 

I’m SO ready to kick off 2018 the right way and get in the best shape of my life!

If you also happen to be interested in a tight rear, flat abs and a toned body, you should join us in January for the 80 Day Obsession!

Fill out the form below to reserve your spot!

80 Day Obsession is an effective, step-by-step approach to building a shaped, curvy butt while simultaneously shrinking your core. It’s 80 days of obsessive focus on fitness and nutrition, spread over 13 weeks.

Is it extreme? HECK YEAH! The workouts are intense — averaging 45 minutes to an hour in length. And the diet guidelines are every bit as demanding. You’ll be following a specially calibrated macro-nutrition plan perfectly timed to produce amazing results at each phase of the program. But there is always a modifier you can follow for less intensity so this program really is for EVERYONE!

For the first time, Beachbody On Demand members can experience each day of this program in real time. Starting January 15, each new workout will be posted for you to do along with the cast. Day by day, you’ll feel like you’re part of the action — following along with Autumn and the cast as they progress through the program.

What can you expect?

  • 35-60 minute workouts
  • streamable workouts
  • meal plan included
  • 6 days a week
  • 13 weeks
  • AMAZING results!

Fill out the form below to be considered for this exclusive group where you’ll get the daily support and accountability you’ll need to stick with it and reach your goals! You’ll also receive one on one coaching, access to my challenge tracker app where I’ll be sharing daily tips, recipes, meal planning suggestions and motivation! We’ll all be in this together from start to a very strong finish!

Week of Hard Labor

 

Body Beast’s Sagi Kalev is back with five grueling days of intense weightlifting routines that will work your entire body to exhaustion. A WEEK OF HARD LABOR is Beachbody’s toughest weightlifting workout series to date, so you can get the results you want — as long as you’ve got a “whatever it takes” attitude.

When you’ve crushed your first round of A WEEK OF HARD LABOR you’ll be glad it’s over, but Sagi knows you’ll be back for more. These five routines can be used for a lifetime — do them over and over again, or add them à la carte to your workout regimen to target whichever goal you’re focusing on that day. You’ll need a few sets of dumbbells, a bench or stability ball, a pull-up bar or door attachment kit, and a resistance band. Get ready to work starting Tuesday, September 5, right after Labor Day weekend, exclusively on Beachbody On Demand.

Who is A WEEK OF HARD LABOR for?

• Those who want to start getting ripped, toned, and add muscle.
• Those who want to start losing weight.
• Women who are looking to add some curves.
• Body Beast fans.
• Sagi fans.
• Fitness fans who want a hard-hitting, classic weightlifting workout.

Will I really get a good workout in only 1 week?

A WEEK OF HARD LABOR is a challenge — possibly the hardest weightlifting routines you’ve experienced, and they’re designed to create results.

Is there an eating plan?

Yes! There will be a five-day eating plan that keeps your nutrition clean and optimized for performance. It includes sample menus, so you can see how easy it is to eat right, as well as variety-packed food lists. It also explains the best ways to use Beachbody Performance and, of course, Shakeology to get results!

Sounds really hard. Can I actually do this?

One week is a manageable commitment. Sagi’s right there with you every step of the way — but be sure to listen to your body and only push to your own limits.

Does this require equipment?

Weights. How much weight depends on you. Someone who has never weight-trained likely won’t need a lot, but Sagi would use a ton (maybe literally). For the most flexibility in your weight selection, we recommend a 50-lb. adjustable set to start. If you want a low-cost place to start, we recommend getting a set of each range of dumbbells: light (3 lb.–5 lb.), medium (10 lb.–20 lb.), and heavy (25 lb.+). Then adjust your weight assortment based on your ability and progression in the program. You will also need a bench or stability ball and a pull-up bar or resistance bands with a door attachment.

How long are the workouts?

Four 45-minute workouts and one 25-minute ab workout designed to work your entire body focusing on different muscle groups each day:
• Chest & Back
• Legs
• Shoulders & Arms
• Total Body
• Core

Who is Sagi Kalev?

Sagi Kalev is a respected trainer who has proven that he can deliver jaw-dropping, transformative results with Body Beast and The Master’s Hammer and Chisel.

The two-time Mr. Israel is more than a big, muscular guy. He’s an expert on how the human body operates. He’s appeared on the cover of dozens of bodybuilding magazines, including Muscle & Fitness an amazing 11 times. He’s a Master Professional Personal Trainer and an IFBB Propta Hall of Famer.

What Is Beachbody On Demand?

If you found your way to this exciting A WEEK OF HARD LABOR announcement but aren’t really sure what Beachbody On Demand is, here’s a brief explanation.

Beachbody On Demand is a platform that allows you to stream Body Best, P90X, INSANITY, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, INSANITY MAX:30, FOCUS T25, 3 Week Yoga Retreat, or any of over 600 world-famous Beachbody workouts that have helped millions transform their lives.

Beachbody On Demand also lets you sample Beachbody’s newest workouts, including the SHIFT SHOP, CORE DE FORCE, and YOUv2. Inside, you’ll find the program nutrition guides, workout calendars, and exclusives like SHAUN WEEK: INSANE FOCUS and FIXATE, Autumn Calabrese’s healthy cooking show.

No matter where you are in the world — whether you’re in your house, at the gym, or on vacation — you can access your program guides, your workouts, and more on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. As long as you can connect to the Internet, you can work out with Beachbody, no DVDs required. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

ON SALE NOW! Get EVERYTHING you need for amazing results during the week of Hard Labor workouts and beyond with Beachbody on Demand, a complete nutrition plan and 30 day supply of Shakeology.

 

BUY NOW!

JOIN ME and we’ll get ripped together!

Shaun Week is Coming!

This is going to be FUN! This isn’t just another group, it’s an event! And you won’t want to miss it!

It’s been almost 2 years since we’ve had a new program from Shaun T. And he never disappoints!

This event is about more than just workouts…it’s 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!

And all you need is access to Beachbody on Demand to join the fun!

The Annual All access challenge pack is on sale right now, so it’s by far the most bang for your buck! This option will include access to the Shaun Week videos and the entire library of Beachbody workouts and programs – strength training, yoga, cardio, kickboxing, dance, etc (nice to have options after you finish Shaun Week), including new and premium programs (Core de Force, 21 Day Fix, Country Heat, PiYO and hundreds more!) and any programs that will be released this year (Shift Shop coming in July!), meal plans, nutrition guides, cooking show and lots of other premium content that you can stream on any internet device/smart tv (like workout Netflix) for 12 months!

You also get a 30 day supply of Shakeology (speeds results, reduces cravings, improves energy, etc) and the Portion Fix meal plan and containers that has helped so many of my challengers learn what foods to eat and how much – really simplifies nutrition.

Check it all out here:

When Does It Start?

The group starts on June 12th and it goes day by day, live on Beachbody On Demand.  You will not be able to look ahead.  Each workout is posted live that morning.  It is a perfect way to really jumpstart your summer through my support and accountability group.

How to get it?  You need to make me your coach and get Beachbody On Demand through me as your coach.

Secondly, there is a great modifier so even if you don’t like being down on the floor you can modify with Shaun T and he gives you that option.  These workouts are like the best of Shaun T – his greatest hits!

 

THE WORKOUTS:

Insane Basics:  Go Slow, form over speed, work through it.

Pure Cardio Part 2:  It is going to be amazing!  You don’t go to the floor at all.

Insane Weights:  This workout is hitting the weights in an Insanity format.

25 Abs:  25 minutes of abs that is so ridiculously amazing that you will need to pray before do it! LOL

BrickSanity:  Asylum strength and T25 mixture and a lot of insane craziness!

Speed 4.0:  Speed workout similar to what you did in T25 Speed 1.0 and 2.0

Dig Deep is how you end the week with a bang!  This is BANANA’s YO!!!!  This sounds like Friday Fight From Max 30.

And it won’t stop at the end of 7 days.  It’s Shaun Week and MORE! 😉 I’m running this as a full 21 day challenge where you’ll have the option to continue with a hybrid of other Shaun T workouts – available on Beachbody on Demand, or continuing with any of the HUNDREDS of different workout available! There is a lot more in store for you after those 7 days!

Are you in?! Great! Now what?

Fill out this application below and I’ll help you get set up in time to start on June 12!

I see a very different life now…

Every once in awhile I stop and look around and can’t believe what I see!

I see coaches on my team from across the country having success doing something they are so passionate about! People that have become my great friends and business partners.

I see my kids every morning and every evening, because I work from home and don’t need to drop them at day care in the morning or pick them up from after care at the end of the day.

I see their college savings accounts growing.

I see my laundry, which has not only changed by 2-3 sizes in the last 4 years, but no longer consists of stuffy, uncomfortable work clothes. My work attire is this! Leggings, hoodie and comfy gym shoes.

I see my friends, at Panera, Starbucks or wherever, whenever I want to. Sometimes we talk about growing our business. Other times we just sit and enjoy the scenery.

I see my challengers getting amazing results! Dropping pounds and inches and changing their lives, and their families’ lives too!

I see my friends and family members getting fitter and healthier than ever!

I see my passport and travel arrangements on the kitchen table as my husband and I prepare to leave in 2 weeks for an all expense paid trip to Punta Cana!

Is this really my life?

Coaching has changed my life for the better in every possible way! I never saw myself doing this, but now I can’t see anything else!

What started as something I was doing ‘just for the discount’ on Shakeology has turned into a life I didn’t see coming – not in a million years! I’ve met the most amazing people. I’ve reached goals and done things I only dreamed about. I’m just a busy, over-scheduled mom who was looking for something, and didn’t even realize what it was at the time. It’s safe to say I found exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for! 😉 I have this business, this life, and all of the perks that come with it and now I can envision a future for my family and me that would never have been possible without this amazing opportunity!

If you’d like to see if this opportunity would be a good fit for you, let’s chat! Contact me below.

And because I mentioned the life-changing income potential of this business…
*Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill.

A Tale of 2 Beach Vacations

These pictures were about 1 1/2 years apart but there is a world of difference – both in what you can see, and what you can’t see.

About 4 years ago I took a look at myself in the mirror and decided I was finally done being unhappy! I had been stuck in a rut for FAR too long. Looking at pictures of myself from our summer vacation really opened my eyes to what was happening. It was slow, but I was steadily gaining weight and finding it harder and harder to fit and feel comfortable in my clothes.

There were a lot of things I didn’t want to admit to myself. I wasn’t REALLY giving it my all with workouts anymore. I was just kinda going through the motions. I wasn’t REALLY eating all that healthy. There was a lot of processed garbage finding its way into my grocery cart. Convenience trumped health. I was complacent, uncommitted and UN-motivated!

I think you go through phases when this starts to happen.

1. DENIAL: It’s my clothes. They shrunk. My scale must be off! (Don’t tell me you haven’t tried to convince yourself with these same lies!)

2. AVOIDANCE: Scale? What scale? I like baggy, stretchy clothes anyway.

3. DEPRESSION: Why is this happening?! I workout! I eat ‘pretty’ healthy food. It’s not fair! Get away from me with that camera! WAHHH!!! I’m going to assume the fetal position in a dark room. Leave me alone!

4. DEFEAT: Well, what the hell. I’m getting older. This is just what happens. There isn’t ANYTHING I can do about it. I’m not going to live the rest of my life worrying about it. I want to ENJOY life and eat whatever the hell I want. Working out is stupid. I don’t care anymore.

5. REALIZATION: I feel like shit. I don’t fit into any of my clothes. I’m tired all of the time. I’m not enjoying life at all right now! I’m sick of feeling like this. I gotta do something!

What stage are you in? If you’re in 1-4, let me save you the trouble and spoil the ending. You’ll eventually get to #5, because no matter how hard we try to convince ourselves that we can’t, or don’t want to feel look and feel healthy, we do. You’re not kidding anyone (or yourself) when you say otherwise. I know…I tried!

There’s a happy ending though! 🙂 I had to dig deeper than ever, and really connect with WHY I wanted/needed to make some changes, and really give it my absolute, 100% ALL!

If this resonates with you at all…I would love to help you find your path to feeling better and more confident in your summer vacation pictures! My new group: “2017: This Will Be MY Summer!” group starts on April 3. Sign up below!

 

Busy Mom to Business Mom

 

When I first signed up to be a coach with Beachbody it was because I already loved the products and programs and I was just looking for a way to save some money.

Along the way, people would ask me almost daily what I was doing, and how they could get started. I started sharing a little about my journey. I put some groups together where we could talk about our workouts, healthy recipes and just support each other every day and help each other stay on track.

A few months and 24 pounds later, I realized I could turn this in to a real SIDE HUSTLE and maybe contribute some additional money to my family and the ever-growing grocery bill! (family of 6 eats a lot!)

But it turned in to more than grocery money. I was able to set aside money for family vacations. We replaced our aging vehicles. I even started my own little college savings account a few years ago! As I was doing my taxes this year I noticed that ‘little’ account is up to about $15,000! That makes me feel immensely proud of myself!

4 and a half years later that SIDE HUSTLE has replaced my full time income, though I only “work” 2-3 hours/day doing something I LOVE to do! Essentially I get paid to get fit, and help other people do the same!

I’m not a fitness expert or nutritionist. I’m just a busy mom who took a little leap of faith and became a work at home Business Mom. I love what I do! I love the people I’ve met. Paying it forward to other busy moms is a gift! I often say I would do it for free but they insist on paying me!

Do you have a side hustle? Whether you’re a stay at home mom like me, or work part time or full time…you can make this work! And I teach you how! Want to see if this would be a good fit for you?

“What is Coaching?” Sneak Peek

Interview with 3 different coaches TOMORROW (3/22/17)

You’ll hear from a “discount coach”, a “hobby coach” and a “side-hustling business mom coach” (me!) :).

*You can watch the 10-20 minute interviews throughout the day and ask any questions you might have. No pressure. No obligations! My only regret is not starting sooner!

*If you’re not a coach or working with a different coach, contact me and I’ll add you to the group!

Making legal happy: Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill.

Last Month to Save on All-Access!

Last Month to SAVE on the Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack!

This has been such a game-changer! The value is unbelievable! And the convenience of every single Beachbody workout ever made means there is something for every one and every mood: yoga, strength training, kickboxing, pilates, dance, and so much more. Finish a program, and jump right in to another one. Don’t love a program, cool! Just switch it up and try something else! Workout at the gym? Sweet! Beachbody on Demand is portable, you can take it with you on your smart phone and use the equipment at the gym! And…IF you can’t get to the gym, you’ve got a back-up plan at your fingertips!

Deanna says: “I’ve been really liking my Beachbody On-Demand subscription! Still go to the gym some days but it helps me fit in a workout on days when I can’t get there. I’ve even done some workouts on my phone at the gym!”

Ready for a Challenge Pack with the best value ever? For a limited time you can get the NEW Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack—available NOW until February 28th, 2017 at a special price.

You will get access to EVERY program on Beachbody On Demand for an entire year, including all of the premium programs like 21 Day Fix, CORE DE FORCE, and Country Heat. PLUS you’ll get access to ALL new products that launch during your 12-month subscription.

You will also receive a 30-day supply of Shakeology and the Portion Fix system which will set you up for a full year of healthy results.

Check it out!

SAVE BIG with these options:

  1. Annual All Access Beachbody on Demand and Shakeology Challenge Packover $6000 value!

  2. Annual All Access Beachbody on Demand membership only – no Shakeology

 

Let’s do the math!

Let’s compare!

If saving TIME and MONEY is important to you, than consider your options! Convenience is very important to me, as a busy mom of 4. I don’t have a lot of extra time. So being able to access top notch workout programs in my own house, on my time, and for a fraction of the cost of a gym membership…that means a lot!

Just some of the programs included…

*AND…of course you’ll get free access to my coaching, support and accountability throughout the year in my private challenge groups where I share daily tips, recipes, meal plan suggestions and motivation!

I will be there 24/7 to guide you and encourage you every step of the way!

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Order the Annual All-Access Beachbody on Demand Challenge Pack before this deal ends!

ORDER HERE

and get my support all year!

Crack Slaw

There’s a reason this is called ‘crack slaw’.

It’s easy to stay on track when you find delicious food you could eat again and again. We fight over leftovers with food like this. 🙂 It’s got a great flavor without pasta or rice to fill you up and make you feel bloated.
This is so quick and easy to make, too! Great for meal prepping for a week of healthy lunches/dinners. If you’re following a container nutrition plan (like 21 Day Fix) this is great! No yellows!  Those precious yellows can be hard to avoid…you won’t even miss the carbs. It’s also paleo-friendly!

Ingredients 
1 pound lean ground turkey (or beef)
1 T. sesame oil (any oil would work)
2-3 cloves garlic – minced
3 green onions – chopped
1/2 large head green cabbage – chopped
1 carrot – shredded
1/4 cup broth (chicken/veggie whatever)
3 T low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos
1/2 t hot sauce
1 t. vinegar (apple cider or white work fine)
1/2 t. ginger (fresh would be great! Dry is fine too.)
4-5 drops of stevia extract (or small amount of sweetener of choice)
salt & pepper to taste
Directions
Brown turkey or beef in skillet, seasoned with salt and pepper. Meanwhile combine soy sauce, hot sauce, vinegar, ginger and stevia. Once the meat is cooked thoroughly, remove from pan, drain and set aside. Add oil to pan and sauté onions, garlic, carrot and cabbage. Add the broth. Cook until cabbage is as tender as you like. Add sauce mixture and meat. Mix to combine and enjoy!Makes 4 servings: 1 red and 1 green

 

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