The Big Bloom!

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It’s transformation time!

There are buds on the trees. Daffodils and tulips are emerging. The grass is getting greener! Geese are returning after the long winter. I LOVE spring! It’s a time for new beginnings and fresh starts! It’s a time for change. And change is good!

Are you ready to make some changes and get working on your own transformation?
I started my journey about 2 1/2 years ago, and it wasn’t just a physical transformation…I changed inside and out! I have more energy and self esteem than when I was in my 20’s! My 4 kids get the best of me now, instead of the last of me. I’m a better mom, friend and wife as a result of this lifestyle change. And my kids are eating healthier foods, my husband has undergone his own transformation as have many of my friends and family members. One seed planted an entire garden, and it just keeps growing!

I’d love to invite you to join me, on April 20th, to start your journey, or continue a journey that you’ve already started! I’ll provide daily support and motivation, share healthy recipes, and help you stay on track to reach your goals. The group will provide the accountability that is sometimes missing when you join a gym, or try to get results on your own. You’re not alone! I’m here to help you every step of the way!

These groups WORK! Fitness + Nutrition + Support = SUCCESS!!!

DEADLINE TO JOIN IS SUNDAY APRIL 12TH!

Check out the options below, and let’s you you started on your garden!

Get started with a challenge pack – all of the tools you’ll need to get the results you want! You’ll get a new workout program of your choice (and I can help you pick), Shakeology, discounted shipping PLUS a 30 day FREE trial of *Beachbody on Demand, all at a discounted “bundle” price! *If you get the Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack, you get the first 3 months access for FREE!
DEADLINE TO JOIN IS SUNDAY APRIL 12TH!Check out the sales this month below

CHALLENGE PACK SALES THIS MONTH

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SPRING CLEAN YOUR BODY!
Save $85 for a limited time!Great if you’re trying to :

  • jumpstart
  • bust a plateau
  • looking for a supercharge!

The Ultimate Reset is a comprehensive, no-starvation, inner-body tune-up that offers much more than the typical cleanse and detox programs on the market.
Click HERE to watch a short video about the Ultimate Reset.

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Sign up ASAP!!!

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How to get the stink out of your workout clothes!

P.U.!

Don’t you hate it when you pull out your favorite summer workout clothes and you pass out from the smell?! Don’t pitch them just yet…try this first!

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Step 1: Fill a sink with warm water and add about 1/2 – 1 C. of baking soda. Swish the water around until the soda is dissolved and add your stinky duds. Push everything down into the water to make sure it’s all covered and wet. Let sit for 30 minutes – 2 hours.

Step 2: Rinse thoroughly;squeezing out the clothes as you rinse. Now fill up the sink with HOT water and add about 1 cup of white vinegar. Swoosh the clothes around until saturated. Let the clothes soak for another 30 minutes – 2 hours (longer is fine too).

Step 3: Rinse thoroughly again and run your dripping duds to the washer. Don’t overfill and don’t use too much laundry detergent (half the usual amount is good). Wash in hot water. Remove once finished and if you can, dry out in the sun for natural odor killing magic…if not, air dry or tumble in the dryer.

TIP: If your clothes still smell, you can buy a special detergent. These “sports washes” can be found in sporting goods section of stores like Walmart and Target, and on Amazon.com. They can be expensive! But it’s what the professionals use – and a good last resort for your odor-eliminating needs!
Follow the directions for the product you buy. (obviously!)

To AVOID the stink in the first place, never just throw your sweaty clothes into the hamper. Immediately following your workout, rinse or soak until you’re ready to wash. Or at LEAST just let them air dry! These fabrics wick the sweat and moisture from our bodies while we workout, but left inside the fabric – it’s a breeding ground for bacteria! P.U.!

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WHAT’S ON SALE THIS MONTH?

Looking for help with your fitness goals? I’ve got a new support and accountability group forming soon! If you’re interested, and would like to be notified when it’s open, just sign up below! Now go get sweaty! 🙂

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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!

DEAL!?

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.

 

Clean E̶a̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ Playdough

Clean eating playdough? I don’t actually suggest EATING it, but the point is that you COULD! 

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Now I know that Playdoh (from the store), is labeled as non-toxic, but I wouldn’t suggest eating it! Would you?  A United States patent indicates it is composed of water, a starch-based binder, a retrogradation inhibitor, salt, lubricant, surfactant, preservative, hardener, humectant, fragrance, and color. A petroleumadditive gives the compound a smooth feel, and borax prevents mold from developing. That does NOT sound delicious, or consumable at all! Not to mention, if you leave the cap off, or even just cracked a smidge…it’s garbage. Instant odd-shaped marbles!

*Fun Fact: When the original inventors designed the Playdoh modeling clay it was intended to be used as wallpaper cleaner.

Homemade playdough, on the other hand, is made with just a few basic ingredients that you most likely have in your kitchen. The only thing you might not have is cream of tartar. You can get it in the spice aisle, and I make enough homemade playdough that I just make sure to have some on-hand. My kids LOVE playing with it! Even my older kids! HECK! Even I like to sit down and play when they get it out! It’s kind of soothing and mesmerizing! Don’t believe me? Try it!

So what does playdough have to do with health and/or fitness? Well, here is how I’m tying this all together! I have made an observation throughout the years that sometimes in order for me to find some ME time, I have to set the kids up with something FUN for them to do that will keep them busy for 30-60 minutes – just enough time for me to get in my workout! Homemade playdough is one of those things that keeps them occupied long enough for me to do my workout. I get out all of the cutting tools, rollers and toys, spread it all out on the table and let them go to work. So THERE…that’s how playdough is health/fitness related! Works for me!

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This is my go-to recipe! And even though it feels like winter, it’s still technically fall, so a pumpkin-spiced dough recipe works just fine! But feel free to experiment and try other varieties! Christmas cookie (vanilla/nutmeg)? Peppermint candy (peppermint extract & red food coloring)?

To store, just pop it into a ziploc bag, and keep in the refrigerator for MONTHS! 🙂

Pumpkin Spice Playdough Recipe 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup of salt (a little more if you use kosher)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil*
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or a mix of cinnamon/nutmeg/cloves)
  • optional: food coloring or natural food based dyes (such as beet juice and turmeric)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients (except food coloring) in a large pot.
  2. Stir over medium heat until a big ball forms. (It should be smooth and no longer sticky.)
  3. Remove from the pot and allow to cool until the dough can be worked by hand.
  4. Divide the dough into however many different colors you want.
  5. Work the colors into the dough by adding a few drops at a time and kneading. (We used red and yellow to make orange but you can just leave it as is.  Other colors could be achieved with natural juices: beet, carrot, turmeric.)
  6. Enjoy!

* Coconut oil is the secret ingredient.  It makes the best play dough EVER!  If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it.

 

HAVE FUN!!!

SO SUPER EXCITED!

Jennifer_fcThis is REALLY exciting for me! When I started coaching and then blogging almost 2 years ago, I started following a blog called Fat Chick to Fit Chick. I loved the way that Jennifer wrote, she’s HILARIOUS and insightful and full of wonderful pop-culture references! I LOVE funny people and all things funny! Besides that, she is so dang inspiring! Her transformation and her journey had me hooked! I have also used many of her recipes and workout ideas!

In short…LOVE HER!

So…I’ve been following her blog for quite some time. And I also follow her on Instagram and Facebook. I truly admire her. She has a sweet little girl she calls “Tink” and her husband Tim is hilarious, too! It’s funny how you feel like you sort of get to know these people you follow on Social Media, and to me, she had become a bit of a celebrity!

Therefore…when I contacted her about doing a Challenge Group with me, and she said YES! My heart was all a flutter! 🙂 She has been intrigued by The 21 Day FIX, so that is the program that she and her husband Tim will be doing in my next, very special edition, Challenge Group! You know I’ve talked a lot about this program in other posts, but I truly can’t say enough about it! I’ve seen SUCH amazing results with it! It is SO effective because it combines Fitness AND Nutrition! And let’s be honest…NUTRITION is the key! You can work out until you’re blue in the face (though I wouldn’t recommend it), but if you fall apart in the kitchen, you’re just not going to see results! You’ll get handy, color-coded portion control containers. So no need to count calories or points! If it fits in the container, you can eat it! And don’t worry…you won’t be hungry. Most participants are shocked at the amount of food they CAN eat! *There’s even a container for chocolate and wine! BAM! The workouts are quick (30 minutes!) and perfect for ANY level! They are basic; no fancy equipment needed, and no difficult choreography.

*If you’d like to join Jennifer, and ME, we’ll start on Monday, June 30. The deadline to join and order will be next Friday, June 20th.

Just fill in the info below, and I’ll give you the details you’ll need to join, and I’ll save you a spot!

Keep calm and….WHAT?! 50% OFF!!???

☀ TOO GOOD NOT TO SHARE! ☀

Starting TODAY (Wed 6/4) at 3:00 PM EST/12PM PST!!!

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These are some SERIOUSLY deep discounts!! You bet I’ll be grabbing a few of these! 

The offer is valid for a LIMITED TIME ONLY starting TODAY – Wednesday June 4th at 3PM EST/12PM PST until Monday June 9th at 12PM PST – OR while quantities last! Which won’t be long for some of these! Some items will be gone today! Guarantee! If you see something you’ve had your eye on…GRAB it! This link will be live as soon as the sale is opened! So keep your finger on your mouse and get ready to click! 🙂
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How to SCORE Turbo Fire for FREE!

 BECAUSE SAVING $95 JUST ISN’T ENOUGH!? NOPE!

Ok…I have a personal goal this month to help as many people as I can get started with one of my two FAVORITE programs! These are the lowest prices ever offered for these 2 programs, but I want to do MORE!

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So here’s the deal, I am extending a personal offer – ON TOP of the sale that’s already ON – until MIDNIGHT tonight (5/28).

DETAILS!

P90X3 Challenge Pack (complete program PLUS Shakeology) is on sale for $180 (already a $95 savings vs. buying separately) + $25 BACK (from me!) = $155 (now a $120 savings!!!)

OR think of it this way…it’s like buying Shakeology and getting P90X3 for $25!!!

 

Click HERE to order P90X3!

Turbo Fire Challenge Pack (complete program PLUS Shakeology) is on sale right now for $140 (a $90 savings vs. buying separately) + $25 BACK (from me!) = $115 ($115 savings!!!)

Or think of it this way…(this one is crazy). It’s like saving $15 on Shakeology AND getting Turbo Fire for FREE!

 

Click HERE to order Turbo Fire

Offer ends TONIGHT (WED. 5/28) at midnight! TOO crazy to pass up! Help me reach my goal, and help yourself reach YOUR goals! Anyone who orders will be invited to join my Challenge Group for daily support and accountability!

Pick a program and click the order links above, or email me to get more information. 

T Minus 23 Days!

I’m getting pretty excited about this one! 🙂

“PiYo gives you hardcore definition, intense calorie burn, and allover strength—without weights, without jumps, and without destroying your body.” -Chalene Johnson (creator of PiYo)

Are you on my list yet to be notified as soon as it’s available? You should be on the list cause guess what…you can get it 2 weeks earlier than everyone else when you order through a COACH (like me)!

CLICK HERE TO GET ON THE LIST!

What is included in PiYo?

PiYo comes with 8 different workouts that you can do right at home. They are 25 to 45 minutes long, and vary in the target areas they hit. PiYo will be available to Beachbody Coaches exclusively at Coach Summit in Las Vegas which is just 23 days away! The base program will sell for $59.85! And IF you purchase from a Beachbody Coach (like ME) you will receive a BONUS workout!

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Here is a description of the EIGHT/9 workouts:

  1. First up, Align: The Fundamentals (46 mins)
  2. Define: Upper Body is a focused workout (35 mins) that will strengthen and stretch your entire body, while building on the movement patterns you have learned in Align.
  3. Define: Lower Body (25 mins) will shape and tone everything from your glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves gently, yet effectively to help you get sleek and lean legs.
  4. Sweat (35 mins) is a traditional PiYo Workout that is fast paced with body weight strength training and ab work!
  5. An amazing 30 minute Core workout that will hit every muscle in your POWERHOUSE!
  6. PiYo Sculpt (30 mins) uses body weight to generate muscular endurance to stimulate metabolic changes to totally and utterly transform your figure!
  7. Strength Intervals (25 mins): 25 minutes is all you need of this body carving workout!
  8. Drench (45 mins): This workout not only leaves you drenched, but your metabolism will have been kick-started to ensure you scorch away fat!
  9. BONUS Workout when you order through a coach (Like ME!)

 

Check out this video preview!

What about results?

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Want to be part of my first TEST GROUP!?

The earlier you save your spot, the better! I believe this group will fill up fast! Fill out the application below!

Don’t Hide Your Bikini Just YET!

You don’t have to be afraid to come out of the locker this summer! There’s still time to get in shape and feel comfortable at the beach or at the pool!

Join me starting June 2 for 30 days! We’ll be working out, eating clean and keeping each other accountable all while having FUN in our daily support group right on Facebook! If you’ve thought about doing a group like this in the past…what are you waiting for? You’ll never know what you’re capable of achieving until you try! 

But hurry! Deadline to join is TOMORROW: Friday (May 23) at midnight!

All you need is a workout plan or program that you will be following for the 30 days. Everyone will commit to 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days/week! *If you don’t have a plan, I can help you pick one (p.s. Check out the SALES below!). We’ll be focusing on nutrition for the 30 days; working on incorporating more clean foods and healthier choices!  We’ll have a private Facebook group for daily check-ins and support. I’ll provide tips, recipes, ideas, suggestions and your daily dose of motivation to help you reach your goals! Interested? Just fill out this brief application:

And to make it even sweeter, this month 2 of my all-time favorite programs are on SUPER sale! I lost my first 16 pounds with Turbo Fire back in 2012 and I still LOVE doing the workouts because they are FUN! Originally $119, this month you can get the program AND Shakeology for $140!!! That is CRAZY! You will essentially get the entire program for $10!

Click HERE to check out Turbo Fire!

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P90X3 is the last 90 day program that I started this past December and just finished a couple of months ago. If I had to pick a favorite program…well…let’s just say that this one is RIGHT up at the top! Check out my results with BOTH below!

Click HERE to check out P90X3!

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With both challenge packs you will get the complete program PLUS Shakeology at a HUGE savings versus buying them separately AND you’ll get me as your coach to help you through! Win Win WIN! Please let me know if you have any questions! I get excited to talk about programs I LOVE!

Don’t Be Like ME!

Apr_help_wantedIt took me 4 years to jump into coaching…WHY WHY WHY did I wait so long?! If I only I could have told myself THEN, what I know now…it would go something like this:

 

Dear Old Me,
You should not wait another minute! You know that thing you’ve been considering, that looks too good to be true. It’s not. You will be SO passionate about being a coach, that you would do it for FREE…but you’ll make money anyway! Actually, you’ll make enough money in just a year and a half, to help your family take 2 vacations and open up some additional college savings accounts!
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What could you do with an extra $1,400/month!?
Also, you know that Facebook profile picture that you’ve had up since Facebook was invented, because you HATE having your picture taken and you don’t have any others to choose from? Well, you’ll have SO much more self-confidence that you’ll not only allow pictures of yourself taken, you won’t delete them from the camera anymore, and you’ll FINALLY change that profile picture….SEVERAL times! (Also, you’ll have an entire Facebook page where you post pictures of yourself almost daily!…sometimes in just a pair of shorts and a bra top!!!)
– Somebody get the smelling salts…’Old Me’ just passed out!! –
Get this…you know those pounds that you keep packing on and can’t seem to figure out WHY? Even though you’ve run 5 marathons, you’re still not seeing the results you want to see. There are programs that will work better than anything you’ve ever tried. AND you can do them at home, and ask your friends and family members to do them with you! Your friends will workout with you, and your family members will all get RIDICULOUSLY fit! Your husband will lose like 40 pounds, because he sees you getting fit and healthy and he wants to join you! 
Remember how you were nervous you wouldn’t know what to do, or how to do it? PSH! You’ll meet such a cool bunch of people that will help you and encourage you along the way! You’ll meet new friends and have a BLAST!
Oh and by the way…you know that friend who warned you that it was a pyramid scheme…it’s NOT!!! P.S….ALL corporations are structured like pyramids!
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The only difference here, is that YOU get the opportunity to be a the top of your own pyramid! And you’ll get there by HELPING others succeed! *A little different than a traditional corporation!
Don’t wait 4 more years to jump on this opportunity! Do it today and you’ll be amazed at the many positive changes that will come from it! You’ll lose 24 pounds, gain killer confidence and help hundreds of people get fit and confident, too! It’s the most rewarding thing you’ll ever do!
What are you waiting for? There’s NO risk…if you don’t love it, you can quit, any time!! (But you WILL love it! I KNOW!!!)
Love,
The NEW Me!

I’m excited to announce another 30 Day NEW Coach Training group!

One of the reasons people hesitate to sign up is that they fear they won’t know what to do, or how to do it (I had that fear)! That’s why I run these groups for new coaches! I am going to walk you through EVERYTHING you need to go to get you up and running; building and growing your own successful coaching business!

*Sorry, not available to coaches, or anyone already working with a coach.

My next group will start on Monday, May 12.  Deadline to get signed up is Sunday, May 4. 

With consistent work, growing and building your business, you can expect your income to double every 6-12 months.

I sat on the fence for 4 years! My only regret about coaching is that I didn’t start sooner! Don’t make my mistake. If you’ve been on the fence…get OFF! If you’re ready, or just want more information, fill in the form below and we’ll talk about how you can get started, too. 🙂