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.
My secret weapons:
Workouts on Demand (like Netfilx that makes you sweat!)
Meal plan that even a monkey could follow.
One super healthy, kickass, quick, convenient meal in a cup.
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:
Can’t do lower body?No problem – search “upper body workouts”.
Can’t jump?No problem – search “low impact”
Don’t have enough time?No problem – search “under 30 minutes”
Sick of the same workouts?No problem – try one of 600 others!
*You get the idea!
WARNING: Do not read the next paragraph if you are not interested in hearing about sales and deals!
And here’s the deal, I hate talking about money here, but I just feel like I need to share in case someone is looking for a way to get started. For 4 more days you can get this WHOLE package for $160 (usually $199) which gives you access to Beachbody on Demand for a FULL YEAR! And get this, when you subtract the prices of Shakeology and the meal plan & container system, you’re left with $1.99 for an entire year of a gym and top trainers in your house!
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.
I LOVE a warm bowl of soup…especially when it’s freezing ass cold outside! My phone informs me that it feels like -3° at the moment. I might need to take a BATH in this soup!
This Zuppa Toscana REALLY hit the spot. Only trouble is…I made it and didn’t have time to eat it right away. I thought I had planned it out to a T! I knew exactly how much time it would take to make in my Instant Pot – which isn’t long by the way! I freaking LOVE this thing! I just hadn’t allowed time to defrost the meat! DANGIT!
So the second it finished cooking, I had to run out the door to take my daughter to dance. I quickly blended up a chocolate peanut butter Shakeology for the road, but knew that the steamy warm goodness would be there waiting for me when we returned. I didn’t even take off my coat. I filled up a bowl and slurped it down! SOOOooo good! And with an Instant Pot…SOooooo fast! (Just make sure you have thawed your meat first!) 😉
2 Tbs olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 lb ground mild Italian turkey sausage (or use this recipe if you only have the ground turkey)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
3 large baking potatoes, unpeeled, halved long-wise and sliced into 1/4-inch slices.
3 carrots sliced
6 cups chicken broth
2-3 cups fresh baby kale
3/4 cup milk (unsweetened nut milks, 2% or half and half if you like to live dangerously!) 🙂
salt & pepper to taste
Using the “saute” function of the Instant Pot, heat the olive oil. Add onions and cook until they begin to become translucent.
Add meat, crumbling up into smaller pieces and cooking until browned.
Add garlic and cook about a minute – until it starts to smell all nice and garlicky!
Drain off excess grease if desired and return to pot.
Add potato, carrot slices and chicken broth.
Lock the lid into place and set to “sealed.”
Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes on the Manual setting.
When cooking finishes, allow a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, followed by a quick release.
When pressure valve has dropped, remove the lid and add kale to the pot. The heat from the soup will wilt the kale as you stir.
Pour in the milk or half and half and desired amount of salt and pepper and stir to combine.
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.
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!
*For a limited time, both packages come with a FREE sandbag and portion control containers!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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!
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!
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!
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!
Q: Does Café Latte contain more caffeine than the other Shakeology flavors?
A: NOT AT ALL! The caffeine levels in Café Latte are exactly the same as they are in ALL of our Shakeology flavors. So even though it tastes like coffee, Café Latte contains 75% less caffeine than an 8 oz. cup o’ Joe.
Q: How does it taste?
A: Absolutely amazing! It’s incredibly rich, robust, and creamy with hints of Café and notes of Latte. It truly does taste just like a frozen coffee drink you’d get from a coffee shop, but Café Latte Shakeology has dense superfood nutrition as well.
Q: What makes Café Latte so special?
A: It’s formulated with WHOLE Coffee Fruit*—a coveted superfood powerhouse that’s native to regions of Mexico and India. Coffee fruit is the red fleshy fruit that surrounds what we know to be the coffee bean! Not only does Café Latte taste great, but the use of the entire plant also minimizes Shakeology’s carbon footprint.
Q: What if I don’t want to give up some of the other Shakeology flavors that I love?
A: Then get the Barista Triple Combo Box. This pack contains 24 single-serving packets of Café Latte, Vanilla, and Chocolate (8 per flavor), so you can mix and match your shakes like a true barista.
Now let’s do a cost analysis. My daughter talks me into taking her to Starbucks every so often, and I am SHOCKED at how much a drink costs! It’s an expensive habit! So, I come home and blend up my own for a fraction of the cost! One is full of empty calories, and the other is a superfood MEAL that keeps my nutrition on track, curbs cravings, reduces bloating, keeps me ‘regular’ and gives me an afternoon pick-up without the guilt!
This month try any Shakeology flavor, including the new Café Latte, and get started with a new workout program for FREE!
*versus a one-time order of Shakeology
If you want to save even MORE money, I’ll let you in on a little secret…ANYONE can get the coach discount. I originally signed up for the discount, but ended up turning this opportunity into an income that replaced my full-time 9-5 job! But if you just want to pay less for your monthly Shakeology with NO obligation to do anything else, message me and I’ll tell you how.
My monthly support groups are a FREE service I provide for all of my customers and they WORK! I provide daily tips, recipes and motivation and provide 24/7 support to help you reach your goals. Here is what current participants have to say: “The motivation has just not been there but since joining this group, it certainly has gotten better. Worked out 6/7 times this past week and am hoping for the same this week. Thank goodness for you all and your support!!!!”
“I like to snack once I get home from work, but thanks to this group I haven’t. I work out and have my shakeology instead!”
“my proud moment of the week is starting another challenge group with you and even though it wasn’t pretty, I didn’t always want to do it and I am sore, I have gotten 6/6 days of workout in!!! (And tomorrow will be 7/7!) Thank you Angie for being a great coach!”
CHECK OUT THE SALES BELOW AND HOP INTO MY NEXT SUPPORT GROUP
Check out the links for more information and/or to place your order.
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.
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!
I’m not much of a black Friday shopper, unless I can do it from home, on my computer! More and more these days, my wish list is full of workout programs and/or fitness equipment. So, I’m pretty excited about these sales! I think I’ll just forward it to my friends and family members for ideas! Save up to 85% on products and programs TODAY through Tuesday December 1, but act fast…many items will sell out!
*Also, for one more week, you can get the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme or Cize for FREE when you try Shakeology! (see links below) Chose the Kickstart Challenge Pack if you want to start off with the 3 Day Refresh! Save up to $95!
Last night I finished my last 21 Day Fix workout and now I’m getting ready to start the 21 Day Fix Extreme! I am committed to my own personal 42 Day Fix to stay on track during the holidays. So far…so good! And I’m excited for 21 more days!
Join me on December 1 for 21 days of focus on daily workouts, and clean eating with a super simple portion-control meal plan. Women in my groups who follow this plan are losing up to 3-5 pounds per week! That’s 9-15 pounds before Christmas!! You can use the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme or Cize! All 3 programs come with the same effective meal plan, color-coded containers, a 30 day supply of Shakeology, 30 days free access to Beachbody on Demand (like workout Netflix) and a bonus workout from me! 😀
We will have a private group on Facebook where I will share daily tips, recipes, and motivation. The group is the KEY to staying on track and getting the support and accountability you need to reach your goals!
3 years ago around this time of year, I was a brand new coach, just working on my own fitness goals and enjoying my 25% discounts on Shakeology and workout programs. I started running some challenge groups with my friends and family members, just to stay on track during the holidays.
And in the process, I kinda paid for Christmas!
These were my earnings as a new coach from mid-November to the end of January. You bet your cherry red nose that money came in handy! Four kids with long wish lists! Oh, and I also lost 24 pounds doing it!
Would you consider doing a job that consists of working on your own health and fitness, sharing your story and helping others with the potential to earn around $500/month in your first 3 months (more or less depending on the work you put into it), and unlimited potential to grow from there! Four years in, I now make more than I did as a full-time teacher, working flexible hours, from home, where when and how I want, and when I need time off…I take it! I am my own boss! I’ve been able to contribute to my family income, and earn enough to take family vacations and save money for college (4 kids!). On top of that, I’ve earned free trips for my husband and me! All things I never thought possible!
Or are you already drinking Shakeology and/or sharing your fitness journey and inspiring your friends and family into health and fitness? Than it’s a NO-brainer for you to be a coach! Help just 3 people with their fitness goals, and your own Shakeology is paid for each month!
With the holidays approaching…you might owe it to yourself to at least learn more about it! My only regret about being a coach is that I didn’t start sooner. I had reservations and concerns. I was worried that I would have to push sales, have home parties and that it was a pyramid scheme (PS – pyramid schemes are illegal – this is not a pyramid scheme).
I would love to show you how to earn some cash for Christmas!
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
There is never any pressure, but I’m always happy to answer questions and share my story. I had lots of reservations, but I’m so happy I took this leap of faith!
Interested? Provide your information below, and we’ll chat. 🙂
*For anyone who is not a coach or already working with another coach.
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!
Exercise + Nutrition + Support = RESULTS!
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:
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!
Maybe you’ve already done both of these – VERY possible if you’re a workout junky like me! 😉
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!
Get on my list to be notified as soon as it’s available to purchase! *It will only be available through coaches (like me) before being available to everyone else.