Summer Vegetable Medley

Medley seemed like a happy way to describe my absolute favorite side dish to make in the summer time with some of the yummy garden veggies that are season right now: zucchini, summer squash and tomatoes.

Let’s be clear, I don’t grow these veggies, because my thumb is not even close to green. I am happy to support my local farmers! 🙂

I’ve been making this for years…and it’s always a hit! Even the kids like it – I think the cheese helps. Because seriously…everything tastes better with cheese!

I always make enough to enjoy the leftovers for a couple of days.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cooked brown rice
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium yellow squash
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (more or less to taste)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 t. basil (fresh is great too!)
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1½ – 2 cups chopped tomatoes (garden fresh are BEST!)
  • 1½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (divided)

 

Directions

  1. Precook your rice and set aside 2 cups. (I use my Instant Pot for perfectly cooked brown rice SO much faster than the stove!)
  2. Preheat oven to 375° and spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini, squash onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes or until tender.
  4. Season with basil, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper.
  5. Mix in the cooked rice, chopped tomatoes and 1 cup of the cheese. Continue to cook until heated through.
  6. Transfer to the baking dish and top with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Remove from the oven and dig in!

 

FIX container equivalents: 1 green, 1 yellow, 1/2 t., 1 blue

 

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I lost ZERO pounds! Yay!

I am VERY excited to announce that I lost ZERO pounds!
 
And WHY would I be excited about that?
Because I lost 9 freaking inches!!!
 
3 from my waist alone! Bloated anyone? And I definitely added some muscle, and toned up: legs, booty, slight ab shadows, lol! I’ll take muscle pounds over mushy pounds ANY day of the week!
 
I hope I don’t need to point out which of these pictures are my before pictures…but YA! Holy bloated! (I swear to you I am NOT pushing my gut out…but I wish I was!) 
 
Rewind to just after the holidays (nuff said) AND I was also recovering from foot surgery to boot! (no pun intended!) 
 
Workouts were a minimum, and crap food was a maximum!
 
Once I got the green light from my doctor, I was fired up and ready to feel a little better about wearing this bikini to Punta Cana…. TOMORROW!
 
I still had some restrictions and needed to modify quite a bit at the beginning, but lucky for me…I had EVERYTHING in my toolbox that I needed.
 
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  •  A support group full of the coolest bunch of ladies where we do our best to stay on track, celebrate victories, gently encourage, exchange healthy, family-friendly recipes and just generally get our mojo back little by little, day by day!
 
These on demand workouts have been SO key in my journey these last few months. They have eliminated EVERY excuse I could have used:
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Back to my story…
I’m leaving for Punta Cana in less than 24 hours – an all expense paid trip I EARNED through this amazing coaching opportunity – and I packed 2 bikinis! 🙂 I’m not 100% where I want to be yet, but I know I’ll get there! I’m Angie…in Progress after all!
 
And I’m going to hit the ground running with my “Busy Moms & Ladies Bootcamp” group on May 8th where we’ll be focusing on daily 30 minute (or less) workouts and simple, healthy, family-friendly meals. We’ll be sharing daily time-saving tips, recipes and motivation in pursuit of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle!
 
Why don’t you join me?! I just have a few spots left!
Contact me below and we’ll chat about your goals and HOW to reach them!
*For anyone who is not a coach or already working with one.
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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!

 

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

 

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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!

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No Excuses in August! Everything is on Sale!

WHAT’S ON SALE IN AUGUST?

-EVERYTHING!-

ALL of the TOP programs…just $10!

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Who doesn’t love OPTIONS!? 

I’ve seen such GREAT results with ALL of these programs! These are ALL the top-selling programs and they are all on sale for just $10 when you purchase Shakeology!

Grab one, and hop into my next support group to get the accountability you need to get results!

Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success!

First up is the ALL NEW…COUNTRY HEAT!

This program is perfect for anyone looking for a simple, fun, and effective way to lose weight and get fit. While Country Heat is perfect for beginners, it’s also a great cardio-based workout for people at all fitness levels who like to dance or want to stay in shape.

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Watch this quick video for more information…

 

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21 Day Fix

Women who follow the program generally lose up to 15 pounds!

What changes can you make to your body and health in just 21 days? With the right fitness and nutrition you’d be amazed! 

Check out one of my challenger’s results! Michelle completed 2 rounds before boarding a cruise ship for her son’s wedding! Needless to say…she packed that bikini!

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Watch this quick video for more information…

 

SAVE BIG WITH 2 DIFFERENT OPTIONS:

  1. 21 DAY FIX CHALLENGE PACK (w/Shakeology) Save $70!

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21 Day Fix Extreme

Already finished 21 Day Fix? Or maybe you just want to challenge yourself a little bit more.

Maybe you’re looking for a way to tighten up your nutrition and bump your workouts up a notch.

This is a great program for 21 Day Fix graduates and anyone looking to really get focused, and do the work to get results!

Like these!

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 Watch this quick video for more information…

 

SAVE BIG WITH 2 DIFFERENT OPTIONS:

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22 Minute Hard Corps

Great for anyone who wants a straightforward and effective workout in a minimal amount of time. This Challenge Pack is perfect for people looking to pair exercise with nutrition to deliver results….like these!

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Beachbody on Demand

GREAT for anyone searching for a complete fitness and nutrition package to maximize your results. Perfect for people on-the-go, eager to try different workouts and focused on elevating your fitness and nutrition, no matter how busy your daily life.

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3 Day Refresh

Perfect for anyone who is looking for quick weight loss in a short amount of time. Or for those who have “fallen off the wagon” with their eating habits. It’s also for people looking to kickstart clean eating habits.

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Cize

Great for anyone who wants to learn to dance, lose weight, and get a lean, sexy body!

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PiYO

PiYO is great for anyone – no matter what their fitness level! Everyone can benefit from PiYo. Beginners can follow the modifications and even super-fit athletes can use it to improve core strength and flexibility through targeted Pilates-and-Yoga-inspired moves.

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Pick a program that will work best for you and join my next support group for daily tips, recipes, meal planning ideas and motivation. I will be your free coach and help you get results! I will be there 24/7 to guide you and encourage you every step of the way!

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Sneak Peek Tomorrow!

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Try BEFORE you buy.

By now you’ve probably seen an infomercial, seen the cute little color-coded cups, or know someone who’s done it. Either way, the 21 Day Fix has gained enormous popularity for one reason…it really, actually works! But don’t take my word for it! Come and see for yourself!

On Thursday, July 14, we’ll be sharing some insight about the 21 Day Fix:

  • What is it?
  • How does it work?
  • WHY does it work!?
  • workouts
  • meal plan
  • Shakeology
  • results!

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We’ll give you a peek at the workouts, explain the containers and the meal plan, show you some transformation stories and let you hear from the creator Autumn Calabrese.

We’ve each done the programs (21 Day Fix & 21 Day Fix Extreme) several times, and have supported our challengers and customers who use these programs, too. We will answer any and all of your questions so you can decide if this program would be a good fit for you!

We did a similar group in June (the sale was extended through the end of July!), and check out the results and testimonials of some of the ladies who “peeked” last month and are just a couple weeks in to their 21 Day Fix!

“I love the planning ahead of time & have been doing my shakeology for breakfast with fruit and a salad at lunch, so that helps. Honestly, I’m not hungry! I finally feel this is something I can do & can accomplish!”

“…ate great according to 21 day fix,could drink more water though! Things going great! Finally feeling like I can go this once & for all!”

“I am down 6 1/2lbs total though so far 🙂”

“down almost 8 lbs. now!”

“This program is changing my life right now.”

*It’s on crazy, super sale this month, cheapest it’s been and ever will be, so now is a great time to check it out!

CHECK OUT THE SALE HERE!

Want to join the sneak peek and see what this is all about?

Email me: angie@angieinprogress.com

OR message me on Facebook

What’s HOT in July!

Get fit in 22-30 minutes/day!

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These 3 programs have helped challengers in my groups get amazing results time and time again!

They are the complete package! Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success!

21 Day Fix

Women who follow the program generally lose up to 15 pounds!

What changes can you make to your body and health in just 21 days? With the right fitness and nutrition you’d be amazed! 

Check out one of my challenger’s results! Michelle completed 2 rounds before boarding a cruise ship for her son’s wedding! Needless to say…she packed that bikini!

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Watch this quick video for more information…

 

SAVE BIG WITH 2 DIFFERENT OPTIONS:

  1. 21 DAY FIX CHALLENGE PACK (w/Shakeology) Save $70!

  2. 21 DAY FIX KICKSTART CHALLENGE PACK (includes 3 Day Refresh) Save more than $90!

21 Day Fix Extreme

Already finished 21 Day Fix? Or maybe you just want to challenge yourself a little bit more.

Maybe you’re looking for a way to tighten up your nutrition and bump your workouts up a notch.

This is a great program for 21 Day Fix graduates and anyone looking to really get focused, and do the work to get results!

Like these!

nikole_21dfx

 Watch this quick video for more information…

 

SAVE BIG WITH 2 DIFFERENT OPTIONS:

  1. 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Pack (w/Shakeology) Save $70!

  2. 21 Day Fix Extreme Kicstart Challenge Pack (includes 3 Day Refresh) Save more than $90!

22 Minute Hard Corps

Great for anyone who wants a straightforward and effective workout in a minimal amount of time. This Challenge Pack is perfect for people looking to pair exercise with nutrition to deliver results….like these!

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Watch this quick video for more information…

 

SAVE BIG WITH 2 DIFFERENT OPTIONS:

  1. 22 Minute Hard Corps + Shakeology Challenge Pack Save over $105!

  2. 22 Minute Hard Corps + Performance Challenge Pack Save over $95

*For a limited time, both packages come with a FREE sandbag and portion control containers!

 

*All of the packages above will come with the complete program, plus a bonus workout, a 30 day supply of Shakeology, free access to Beachbody on Demand for 30 days, discount $2 shipping and access to my free support and accountability groups and 24/7 individual support.

Pick a program that will work best for you and join my next support group for daily tips, recipes, meal planning ideas and motivation. I will be your free coach and help you get results! I will be there 24/7 to guide you and encourage you every step of the way!

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Get Fit with Fix for Summer!

GET FIT WITH FIX FOR SUMMER

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Both of these programs have helped challengers in my groups get amazing results time and time again!

It’s the complete package! Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success!

21 Day Fix

Women who follow the program generally lose up to 15 pounds!

What changes can you make to your body and health in just 21 days? With the right fitness and nutrition you’d be amazed! 

Check out one of my challenger’s results! Michelle completed 2 rounds before boarding a cruise ship for her son’s wedding! Needless to say…she packed that bikini!

michelle_update_results

Watch this quick video for more information…

 

SAVE BIG WITH 2 DIFFERENT OPTIONS:

  1. 21 DAY FIX CHALLENGE PACK (w/Shakeology) Save $70!

  2. 21 DAY FIX KICKSTART CHALLENGE PACK (includes 3 Day Refresh) Save more than $90!

21 Day Fix Extreme

Already finished 21 Day Fix? Or maybe you just want to challenge yourself a little bit more.

Maybe you’re looking for a way to tighten up your nutrition and bump your workouts up a notch.

This is a great program for 21 Day Fix graduates and anyone looking to really get focused, and do the work to get results!

Like these!

nikole_21dfx

 Watch this quick video for more information…

 

SAVE BIG WITH 2 DIFFERENT OPTIONS:

  1. 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Pack (w/Shakeology) Save $70!

  2. 21 Day Fix Extreme Kicstart Challenge Pack (includes 3 Day Refresh) Save more than $90!

Pick a program that will work best for you and join my next support group for daily tips, recipes, meal planning ideas and motivation. I will be your free coach and help you get results! I will be there 24/7 to guide you and encourage you every step of the way!

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Buffalo Chicken Salad


So I was walking through my kitchen the other day trying to think of something to eat for lunch. I had leftover rotisserie chicken in my frig. So that’s where I started. I walked by my counter and saw the hot sauce. Then I opened the frig and saw my Greek yogurt and POOF! It hit me! BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD!

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And since I’m following the portion container meal plan from 21 Day Fix, Hammer & Chisel, Cize etc… this worked perfectly! The end result was creamy, a little crunchy and just a wee bit spicy! Why have I never thought of this before?! I think this one will go into the rotation because it really hit the spot!

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So here is what you do (p.s. …it couldn’t be easier!)

Ingredients

  • 4 oz shredded chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 T. favorite hot sauce (Franks is a good one for Buffalo)
  • 1 stalk of celery – diced
  • dash garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Directions

Mix it all together and serve in a whole grain tortilla/wrap, put it on a salad, or eat it out of a bowl! Whatever floats your boat! 🙂

This recipe is one serving and will count as 1 red, 1 green and 1 yellow (w/ romaine and a wrap)
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There are some GREAT sales going on this month if you’re looking for a complete fitness program and meal plan! You can save up to $120!


WHAT’S ON SALE!? (click the link) 🙂

Mmmm Monday – Blueberry Pancake Muffins

Well these were super easy peasy to make and quite delicious! Is it wrong that I want to hide them from my kids?

It never fails, when I make a healthy ‘treat’ for myself on the weekends, that I could enjoy for the entire week, the kids have them gobbled up before the week even starts. And they found these right away because the house smelled amazing! They were like vultures, trying to pop steaming hot muffins from the pan fresh out of the oven! Maybe not the ‘smartest’ vultures! 😉

I am starting the 21 Day Fix Extreme again this week, and these are approved for the meal plan! 🙂 I like them because they are not sickeningly sweet – but just enough to satisfy a little sweet tooth without making you feel like you need MORE!

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So here is how I made them:

Blueberry Pancake Muffins

*I made 24 MINI muffins! If making larger muffins, you’ll need to adjust the baking time.

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour (I get mine at Costco – but you can also find Bob’s Red Mill and other brands)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I like Fage)
  • 2 T. coconut oil
  • 2 T. honey, maple syrup or sweetener of choice (I used coconut sugar for this one)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 eggs + 2 whites
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (or ANY berries!)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray your muffin tin with cooking spray.blue_pan (7)
  2. Place all of the ingredients except the berries into a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth – it will be thickish.
  3. Fill the muffin cups 1/2 – 2/3 full and spoon the berries on top. Poke them in a bit and they will sink as they bake.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned and spring back when you press them.
  5. ENJOY! (and/or HIDE from you kids!)

 

Nutritional Info:
Serving size = 4 mini muffins!

Containers: 1/2 yellow, 1 blue, 1/4 red, 1/4 purple, 1 tsp

Programs that use the container system:

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