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!)


  • 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


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) 🙂

Kale & Cabbage Salad

I’ve made this twice in the last 3 days, so that oughta tell you how delicious it is. My husband was actually a little worried that I might O.D. on it! Too much cabbage for one person can be a little scary! But OMG! It was so delicious! I made a big HUGE batch of it for meal prepping on Sunday, so that I could dip into it through the week.

So… here’s how it went down.

It all started with NO TOMATOES! I almost always have tomatoes on hand to make my staple Greek salad. I seriously eat a Greek-inspired salad at least 3-4 times per week. So when I was in the mood to munch of fresh greens the other day, and I looked over at my EMPTY tomato bowl, I PANICKED!

I scanned the frig and pantry and came up with some bags of kale from our local CSA farm, a head of cabbage, a big bag of carrots, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) from Costco and some organic dried cranberries. It was looking promising!



Before we go any further with this recipe, you’re going to need to know how to massage your kale! WHAT?! I know, it sounds crazy. But there are a lot of people that thought they HATED kale because it was so rough and coarse, but if you just show it a little love, it’ll turn into something much more palatable and delicious! Watch and learn:

The amounts aren’t really set in stone. I am the queen of ‘add a little of this and a little of that’ and don’t always measure. But if I had to make my best guess, here goes…

Ingredients: for 2-4 servings

  • Dozen stems of curly kale (remove from stalks, chop and massage)
  • 1/4 head of cabbage (chopped small)
  • 3 carrots (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup dried low/no sugar cranberries

Dressing: Homemade Creamy Garlic Dressing (this stuff is the BOMB! – seriously drinkable!) Just 2-3 tablespoons will do.


  • Umm….just toss it all together and try not to eat the whole dang bowl!

Containers (21 Day Fix/Hammer & Chisel): 2 greens, 1 orange




*The kale and cabbage stand up nicely to the dressing, so it doesn’t get soggy even a few days later! A lettuce salad would be pretty limp and wilty by then! My husband loved this salad, too. It’s nice and crunchy and the flavors are…AHHH!!! Just try it! I promise, you’ll love it! Feel free to get creative! What else would be good?

What’s on SALE this month!?

Fit for February! *Take a Leap this year and save $70-$95!



There are 3 programs that are on sale for one more week that WILL help you get Fit for February!

Maybe you didn’t get the best start on your New Year’s resolutions. Or maybe you missed the whole resolution boat. It’s not too late to set some big goals for this year, and get some serious results before summer…but you’re going to need to take a leap, and commit! These are programs I have done myself, and I KNOW they work! Take advantage now and save $70-$95 and get in the BEST shape of your life!

21 Day Fix

Once in a while a program or plan comes around that changes EVERYTHING! This is the one. By now, you must have heard of it, or at the very least, you’ve seen these cute, colorful containers. This program works because it’s simple. It relies on the one and only formula that produces results. Fitness + Nutrition = SUCCESS.  I’ve seen it work time and time again. Women who follow this program lose up to 3-5 pounds per week. Men typically lose even faster (not fair btw!).

The daily 30 minute workouts will have you doing a little of everything: weights, cardio, pilates, yoga, etc. Anyone at any fitness level can do these workouts. There is a modifier that will show you how to do everything at a more modified level.


What kind of results are possible with this program? Check out Michelle’s results after 2 full rounds. She participated in challenge groups (see below), committed 100% to the program, fell in LOVE with Shakeology and just look at her now!



21 Day Fix Extreme

Have you complete the 21 Day Fix? Or just looking to kick it up a notch?

I have done BOTH the 21 Day Fix and Fix Extreme and they are BOTH fantastic programs that I strongly believe ANYONE can do! Extreme just adds a little more intensity, using weights and resistance in more of the workouts. You’ll do a different 30 minutes workout each day of the week. I LOVE the variety! The meal plan is just a bit more strict and focused, too…to help you get to the next level!

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Hammer & Chisel

I am 3 weeks in to this program and LOVING it! Strength training is what finally helped me achieve results I never thought were possible for me. So this program is what I LOVE! The workouts are only 20-40 minutes. They are challenging, but DO-able! After my first week I lost 4 pounds and 2 inches! But better than that, I can SEE my body changing and getting more toned and defined. I feel stronger and my clothes just fit better!

Check out these results!


Learn MORE/Order January Specials!

*With these packages you’ll get the complete workout program, Shakeology (or the Performance line), a FREE bonus workout, 30 days FREE access to Beachbody on Demand (stream your workouts right away, anytime, anywhere!) and discounted shipping!

But there’s a secret sauce!

I have heard from people who started these programs and never finished them. It’s because they were lacking the KEY ingredient…ACCOUNTABILITY & SUPPORT! Ok fine, I guess that’s 2 ingredients

You don’t need to go it alone. I can help you, and so can a group of others who are all working together to stay on track.

I have groups starting Monday, February 1 that will help you start, re-start or continue your 21 Day Fix, Fix Extreme or Hammer & Chisel journeys. We’ll commit to our daily workouts, clean eating following the container system and report daily for accountability in a private Facebook group. I’ll share daily tips, recipes, meal plan ideas and motivation to keep you going for the full 21 Days!

Sign up below!

Plans for the New Year?


I don’t mean New Year’s Eve…I’m talking about after the ball drops. What next?

If you’re like just about everyone else on the planet, you’re thinking about what you can do this year to make your life better. And if you’re like 99% of those people, “health and/or fitness” is probably near the very top of your list! Am I right?

Now you need a plan. Because the problem with New Year’s resolutions is that it’s one thing to think about what you want to do, it’s another thing to write it down and start to plan HOW you’ll get there…. and then begin to execute that plan! Most of us get stuck in the thought process, and never turn our goals into action!

Not you…not this year! 2016 is your year to make it happen! And I’ve got options…but you’ll have to hurry!

The new year is RIGHT around the corner. 2015 is in the books. We’re putting this year behind us, for better or worse, and focusing on a year full of opportunities! Imagine what you can accomplish in the next 366 days! (LEAP YEAR BABY!)

I’ve made it my job to help people find success in programs that can be done at home, on your time – no need for a pricey gym membership or fancy equipment.

So here’s what I have going in January:


Starting January 4th: The Master’s Hammer & Chisel VIP Test Group

This group is for anyone who wants to join me for 60 days, following this new strength training program that is already getting some AMAZING results!


Act fast to take advantage of the sale prices when you purchase the Challenge Pack (with Shakeology) or the Performance Pack (with pre-workout “Energize” and post-workout “Recovery” supplement formulas). You’ll save about $80 with these bundles AND you’ll also get 30 days FREE access to Beachbody on Demand, a free bonus workout plus discount shipping.

Check out this quick video for more information:


See the links below to order or learn more!





Starting January 4th: Fit & Lean in 2016

This 21 day group is for ANYONE doing any program! Most participants will be using the 21 Day Fix, because…IT IS PROVEN to work time and time again! Women who follow this program generally lose up to 3-5 pounds per week. You’ll get a simple meal plan, which includes handy, color-coded portion control containers (no counting points or calories! If it fits, you can eat it!). *There’s even a container for wine and chocolate! 🙂 Combine that with daily 30 minute workouts and you get results like this!

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And finally…OPTION #3

Starting January 1st! Step into 2016!

This free group is for anyone who has some step goals for the new year! (using FitBit, VivoFit, Apple Watch, etc. to track)


Click HERE to join!


So…what’s it going to be? Pick an option and let’s resolve to reach our goals in 2016!



10 Reasons Women Should Lift Weights!


I have done so many different types of workouts: cardio, dance cardio, running, kickboxing, yoga, etc…but nothing has ever given me the kind of results that lifting weights has! When I added strength training…I FINALLY saw the kinds of changes in my body that I had always wanted!

So I stick with what works, while including some of my other favorite workouts too, of course! I just make sure to lift weights at least 3 times each week. The heavier I lift, the better results I get! I used to be afraid I’d get ‘bulky’, but I was uninformed. The truth is, lifting weights made me leaner and stronger than I had ever been!

If you’re still not convinced that you need to lift weights, here are 10 reasons you should reconsider.

1. Burn more fat. It has been scientifically proven that lifting weights keeps your metabolism elevated for several hours after exercise.

2. Change your body shape. You will NOT get bulky! Women lack the body composition and hormones for that! Keep your nutrition clean, and you get leaner and toner and skinny jeans readier!

3. Boost your metabolism. As we get older, we begin to lose muscle tissue, bummer right! If you diet alone, you will lose muscle even faster! Lifting weights will help you build muscle tissue, thus elevating your metabolism, thus burning more calories all day long!

4. Get stronger and more confident. Strength training will make you better at every day activities too, like lifting kids, bags and bags of groceries, etc…And being stronger will make you feel confident and bad ass! (true story!)

5. Build strong bones. Women MUST lift weights to avoid bone loss! When you lift weights you improve your muscle strength and bone density at the same time! Say NO to hunched over brittle bones!

6. Fight depression. Endorphins are endorphins! Yoga, running, weights…it all makes you feel pretty damn good!

7. Improve sports fitness. Biking, hiking, skiing, whatever strikes your fancy! You’ll be better, stronger and faster!

8. Reduce injuries and arthritis. Your joints, ligaments and tendons will be more flexible and stable. This will help you stay safe! And even those who already arthritis see improved movement and strength with weight training. And less pain too!

9. Get heart healthy. Pumping iron, gets your heart pumping too! A pumping heart, is a strong heart.

10. Defend against diabetes. The more lean muscle mass your body has, the more efficient it is at removing glucose from the bloodstream when can reduce diabetes symptoms and prevent type 2 all together!

So now that you have 10 reasons…you just need a plan!

When I was first starting out, I didn’t have a clue what to lift, how many times, which days per week, etc…I would aimlessly wander around the gym just looking for things to pick up and put down. Not very effective. When I started P90X it was a relief to have a program that someone else had designed with a purpose in mind. It really takes all of the guesswork out of it for me! I’ve got enough to think about, I don’t have the time to figure out a weight-lifting program, too!

And since I got such great results with P90X, I was hooked on the at-home format. I cancelled my gym membership! Next I moved on to Chalean Extreme, Les Mills Pump, Body Beast, and now I cannot wait to start my next program!!!


2 Expert Trainers – 60 Days – Amazing Results!

I am SO excited to get started!


What is the Master’s Hammer & Chisel?

The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is a new resistance-training system that incorporates three muscle-sculpting phases – Stabilization, Strength, and Power – or SSP Training. This is how co-creators and expert trainers, Autumn and Sagi help efficiently build, chisel, and refine a masterpiece physique in just 60 days.

Program Details

1) 6 day/week program with 30-40 min workouts

2) Nutrition is based on the proven 21 Day Fix & Fix Extreme Meal Plan, using portion-control containers, with 3 options of different routes to take. You decide what path, depending on your goals.

3) Equipment Recommended:  Dumbbells, workout bench OR stability ball, chin-up bar OR resistance band with door attachment (not included in base kit).

Check out this video for more information!


VIP Test Group Starts January 4th!

Get your copy and get in the group that will help you start 2016 lean and chiseled!

This month only, you can get the Challenge Pack & Performance Packs are on sale! Save $80!

*See links below!

Hammer & Chisel Challenge Pack (w/Shakeology)
Hammer & Chisel Performance Pack (w/Performance Supplements)
Hammer & Chisel Deluxe Kit
Hammer & Chisel Base Kit

Join the Test Group!

NOW is the time! Get 21 Day FIX/Body Beast for FREE!

ShOcKtObEr!!! Get amazing results with Beauty and the Beast (for FREE!)


Look….it’s about to get crazy! The holidays are just around the corner! (I’m just as shocked and unprepared as you are!). But we are sitting here in the calm before the storm. And the timing couldn’t be better to set some serious goals and make some serious progress before the new year!

Let’s do the math…

2016 is 12 weeks away! If you lost a minimum of one pound per week, you would be down 12 pounds by the end of the year! TWELVE POUNDS!!! That can mean a dress size or TWO, and getting into those skinny jeans that you had to put away! But what if you lost 3 pounds per week? (still totally do-able) You would start the new year down 36 pounds! We’re talking serious life-changing stuff here!

The back to school nightmare is behind us, and new nightmares await. You have time right now to get started on making some healthy new habits that will carry you through the holiday parties and temptations galore! This is the time of year when people usually start gaining weight. Not you! Not this year!

The perfect formula is a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day, clean whole foods and support and accountability to help you stick with it!

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I’ve seen success time and time again in my challenge groups when the right tools are in place. The ‘tools’ that I have seen the most success with BY FAR are the cute little color-coded, portion control containers and the 30 minute workouts that come with the “Beauty”, Autumn Calabrese and the 21 Day Fix .


This program works! Check out the results!


If you haven’t tried it yet…what are you waiting for? It’s simple, straight forward and it works. If you’ve already completed the 21 Day Fix, it’s time to kick it up a notch with the 21 Day Fix Extreme!

OH! And they are both ON SALE!!! How does *FREE* sound?!

This month you can get the 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme for FREE when you order Shakeology. When you get a challenge pack, you’ll receive all of the tools you’ll need to be successful:21df_tote

  • color-coded portion-control container for super simple meal planning
  • 30 minute daily workouts (strength, yoga, cardio, pilates, …something different every day!)
  • 30 day supply of Shakeology (proven to help weight loss)
  • PLUS a 30 day FREE trial of Beachbody on Demand
  • FREE insulated tote for your healthy foods to-go
  • AND a FREE bonus workout from ME! 🙂


Check it out:


Pick your pack and jump into my next support group and let’s do this!

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Maybe you’ve already done both of these – VERY possible if you’re a workout junky like me! 😉

Energize, Hydrate, Recover, Recharge, and Creatine

You can get Body Beast with trainer Sagi Kalev for FREE in a challenge pack with Shakeology this month too!

I LOVE this program! Save $70 versus buying the program and Shakeology separately and get 30 days Beachbody on Demand, a bonus workout and the performance sampler pack for FREE! You gotta try these new all-natural performance supplements! I’m seriously in love!



Join my next support group!


If you like these programs, you’re going to LOVE the new program coming in December!
Masters Hammer and Chisel with Autumn AND Sagi working together to get you in the best shape of your life!



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