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 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!
Check out the links below!
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)
It was this time about 3 years ago that 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 summer vacations 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 into 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.
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 you want to know EXACTLY what I did…I’ll tell you! 🙂
I invested in myself and added strength training to my life! Not just half-ass, cute little pink dumbbells, but a program that taught me chicks CAN and SHOULD lift HEAVY weights! Nothing has changed my body more than that did!
I committed to eating 100% CLEAN for 21 days straight! NO processed food, no alcohol, no soda, no eating out, etc. Just whole foods, prepared at home, where I could control every bite. And one Shakeology (all natural, dense nutrition, super food meal replacement that I FIRMLY believe boosted my results!) Now this might seem extreme, but I was so focused on what I wanted, I just laid it all out there to my husband and my family. They were supportive, and only made fun of me a little! 😉
I joined a group of other people who were working on their own health and fitness goals, and the support and accountability was the extra OOMPH that had been missing, and I really needed it!
In 25 days, I lost 8 pounds and 9.5 inches! That was the fuel I needed to fuel my fire and keep going!
After 90 days…
But forget the pounds and the pictures…what you can’t see here is the transformation that took place in how I felt! I couldn’t believe what I was doing! I wasn’t quite done yet! I went on to lose 8 more pounds and about 6 more inches.
So…are you ready to start your journey?! Fall is the PERFECT time to make some changes and turn over a new leaf!
I think Peter Brady said it BEST!
Join me starting Monday October 5 and see what you can achieve when you put your mind to it! We’ll work together to find what’s going to work for you, and get you the results that you’ve been wanting! I’m going to offer exactly what worked for me. A private daily support and accountability group (right on Facebook) where I share tips, recipes, and motivation. We post daily to the group to keep each other on track.
Don’t wait for this. Next thing you know, ready or not, the holidays will be here! Don’t wait until after to get serious. Start now! There are 98 days until 2016! Think of what you could achieve by then!
Deadline to join is September 28!
Your time is now! Fill out the form below…let’s get started.
What do you do on Saturday afternoon when you have a thousand things to do and yet another vacation to start packing for…COME UP WITH A NEW RECIPE OF COURSE!
I was craving a salad…go figure…and I had all the fixins for this amazing chopped salad! The dressing is totally amazing! It is seriously bowl-licking good!!!
You could really interchange the veggies, based on personal preferences and what you have on-hand!
The amounts I used here served 2-3 people.
1 romaine lettuce head
4-6 Roma tomatoes (from our CSA)
red onions to taste (from our CSA)
1 yellow pepper
1 English cucumber
Directions: Chop all of the veggies into small, bite-sized pieces. In my opinion, that is what makes a good chopped salad! Place all of the veggies into a big bowl
For the dressing (should be MORE than you need):
1/4 c. Greek yogurt
1 garlic clove – chopped/minced (I used garlic scapes from our CSA.)
1 T. white balsamic vinegar
Juice from 1/2-1 lemon (depending on size and taste)
1/2 cup basil leaves (or just a nice bunch!)
1/4 c. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Directions: Place everything except the oil into a blender or food processor and pulse until it starts to come together. Then blend, while slowly drizzling the olive oil into the mix (may use less or more depending on taste and desired consistency). Add by spoonfuls into the veggie bowl and gently toss together until everything is lightly coated with dressing. Reserve the rest for later!
*Optional Extras: add some chopped grilled chicken, feta cheese, nuts, beans, etc…you can’t make a mistake with this!
For 21 Day Fix:
1 blue, 1 teaspoon, 1.5 greens per serving
21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Packs are on sale through the end of July! You can actually get either program PLUS Shakeology for LESS than a one-time order of Shakeology! Check out the links below! And then go make this salad!!!
*I’ll coach you through it – for FREE – as I have SO many others! I’ve seen women lose up to 10-15 pounds in the first 21 days…and just keep going! I’ve seen men lose even more! (not fair though is it?) Just join my next challenge, and you won’t be alone. I’ll help you every step of the way!
If you’ve ever been on vacation – gee I sure HOPE you have! – than you KNOW it can be a real B!+(# to get back on track!
Vacations are SO fun! There’s eating out and drinks, late nights and snacks, treats and ignored workouts! And then…you come home…. Scale? What scale? I don’t see a scale! Please don’t make me stand on that scale! That’s when reality hits, and regret follows: WHY did I do it?! WHY WHY WHY!!!???
Nothing a little hard work and dedication can’t fix!
Here are my top 10 tips for getting back on track after a vacation!
1. Re-hydrate! Drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day to help flush those toxins from all that fun OUT of your body! Add some cut-up fruit for flavor (lemons, limes, berries, etc…). You’ll feel less bloated and better each day!
2. Re-fibrate! Eat lots of plant-foods plus oats, chia, flax, seeds and beans to clean out your insides and move the junk OUT of your body!
3. No eating late! Close the kitchen early and give your body time to digest before you lay down to sleep. You’ll sleep better and feel better in the morning.
4. State your goals. If you’ve fallen off track and want to get back on, sit down with pen and paper and remind yourself WHY it’s important for you to re-commit and get to work. Then it’s REAL!
5. Create a game plan. HOW are you going to reach those goals? Schedule your workouts, create a meal plan and shopping list and stick to it!
6. Start NOW! What are you waiting for? Don’t put off your goals for one more second. Every little step forward gets you closer to where you want to be.
7. Tell a friend. Maybe they’ll want to join you, but at the very least you’re holding yourself more accountable to your goals when you tell someone what you’re up to.
8. Get moving! Lace up and get sweaty! You will always feel better when you get in a good workout each day. You are more likely to stick to your nutritional goals when you’ve worked out early in the day. Who wants to sabotage that early morning workout?!
9. Eat at home. You can control what you eat when you prepare your foods at home. On vacation we eat out and consume a lot more fats and sodium than we would typically eat at home. Take a break from eating out and feed yourself clean, whole foods.
10. Get your Zzzz’s! I struggle to sleep in a bed other than my own, so when I get home from vacation, I always feel like I need a vacation! Does that make sense? Sleep a little extra to help your body recover from lost hours of sleep while you were away.
I’ll be tackling almost every one of these with the 3 Day Refresh!
What is the 3 Day Refresh? Watch and learn! 😉
I’ve done it before with GREAT results, so I’m doing it again. And the best part is that I won’t be starving myself – unlike some other detox/cleanse type programs.
The last time I did the #3DayRefresh, I felt less bloated the first day! I could tell a noticeable difference the second day! I just felt leaner and my tummy was definitely flatter! And after the third day I woke up with the following results:
I lost 4 pounds! Waist shrunk 1.5 inches!
*Now, of course you cannot lose 4 pounds of body fat in 3 days, BUT you can shed excess fluid and CRAP (literally!) that your body is holding on to from feeding it ‘not so nice’ foods!
It was a great re-boot! And it’s a fantastic way to get back on track after vacations and/or holidays!
I have such fond memories of picking strawberries as a kid. My mom would take us and I remember laying down between the rows, so nobody could see me eating my weight in berries! I would come back with an empty quart container, a drippy red chin and a FULL belly!
Taking my own kids is a lot of fun too! They are excellent taste-testers! With 4 extra pickers, I usually come home with 10 million strawberries and then try to figure out what to do with them all!
I like to make my grandmother’s strawberry shortcake recipe. I’ll usually do some freezer jam. Of course, we eat them fresh too!
A tasty strawberry spinach salad is always a nice summer treat!
I made this one the other day, topped with some grilled chicken. But what made the salad was this AMAZING dressing! OMG! It was SO incredibly delicious. The kids were seriously trying to DRINK it! (Not kidding). When I told them they couldn’t drink the salad dressing, they poured it on their plates and licked it clean! Oy!
You could also make this with thawed frozen berries – but FRESH is best!
Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 4 servings
2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. raw honey
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1⅓ cups sliced fresh strawberries
1. Place vinegar, oil, honey, salt, pepper, and strawberries in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
*21 Day Fix-Approved! 🙂 1 serving= 1/2 blue/orange
And here is the salad recipe I used for the above salad.
Spinach Salad w/Berries
Total Time: 10 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 4 servings
8 cups fresh baby spinach
1 medium orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
½ cup fresh blueberries
½ cup sliced fresh strawberries
¼ cup slivered almonds
8 Tbsp. Strawberry Vinaigrette
1. Combine spinach, bell pepper, blueberries, strawberries, and almonds in a large serving bowl; toss gently to blend.
2. Drizzle salad evenly with Strawberry Vinaigrette; toss gently to blend.
3. Serve immediately.
*21 Day Fix-Approved! 🙂 1 serving= 1 green, 1/2 purple
This was my quick and easy lunch today, so I thought I’d share the delicious, happy love!
To start, I had leftover rotisserie chicken, and 1 Ezekiel tortilla. I scratched my head for a bit and remembered it was Friday. Friday means pizza, at least it does in my book! Then I saw the BBQ sauce and that’s what sealed the deal!
I whipped out my 21 Day Fix containers and 5 minutes later I was eating this delicious treat!
Anyway…on to the recipe! This was SO delicious…I think it’ll become part of my rotation!
So here is what I did:
21 Day Fix-Approved BBQ Chicken Pizza
1 Ezekiel (or whole grain) tortilla
1 orange container of bbq sauce (use natural or make your own! see below)
1 blue container of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 red container of shredded chicken
*optional – a purple (or half a purple) container of fresh pineapple would be amazing!
I spray my tortilla with a little olive oil and pop into the toaster oven for 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the chicken and bbq sauce together. Place on top of pre-warmed/toasted tortilla. Top with shredded cheese. Bake in oven (or toaster oven) for about 5 more minutes until the cheese is all melty and scrumptious-looking!
Take it out and enjoy!
*Clean-eating/21 Day Fix-Approved BBQ sauce
1/4 c tomato paste
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp maple syrup (or raw honey)
2 tsp coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
1 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Pour 1/2 c water into a small saucepan. Add all of ingredients except the olive oil and whisk together. Bring the sauce to a boil and continue boiling for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and slowly stir in the olive oil.
* This recipe will equal about 2 orange containers. Use half for the pizza and save some for later!
If you have the 21 Day Fix program, but lack the support to help you plan your meals, stay on track with your workouts, stay motivated and reach your goals…I can be your FREE coach! And I would be happy to help you!
Nope. It’s true. When you purchase Shakeology this month, you can get the 21 Day Fix OR 21 Day Fix Extreme for FREE (vs. a one-time shipment of Shakeology). So there it is! 🙂 If you’ve been dying to try either one, NOW is the time to jump on it! When you purchase a “Challenge Pack”, you also get a 30 day FREE trial of Beachbody on Demand – stream your workout anytime/anywhere!
People in my groups have been LOVING this program month after month because it works! It’s so simple! Dial in your nutrition. Get your portions figured out. Add 30 minutes/day of exercise and you WILL absolutely get results! Women in my groups who stick with it for 21 days generally lose up to 10-15 pounds. Men (for whatever reason) tend to drop even more! Grrr! And when you do several rounds in a row…you’ll end up like Michelle (one of my challenge participants) who has lost 13 pounds and 22 inches! And she reports that she’s seeing her ABS for the first time since having her kids! How fantastic right?!
Not familiar with the 21 Day Fix? Or Fix Extreme…watch this video:
Depending on what package you get, you can save $70-$95 dollars this month!
You can also add the 3 Day Refresh if you want a nice kickstart! I lost 5 pounds the last time I did it! (In 3 days!) It’s a nice reboot/refresh before jumping into the 21 days!
Check out some of these amazing transformations!
Ready to get working on your “after” picture now?!
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Next month is OUR month! What if this year for Mother’s Day, you gave yourself the gift of BALANCE!?
I NEED this! With 4 kids, running my own business and a life full of time commitments, appointments, activities, etc…it is even more important for me to be at my BEST! And for me that means carving out some time every day to take care of myself! Fitness and clean eating is what saved me about 2 years ago. I finally put myself at the top of my list of priorities, and then everything else just fell into place. I feel so much stronger, confident and ready to take on all of my responsibilities now. And I’m excited to share what has worked for me with YOU!
We have SO many plates spinning, all of the time! Kids, career, friends, family, day to day commitments… How are we supposed to find time to do it all AND still have time left in the day for ourselves?! Our own health and fitness often take a backseat to everything else.
This group is for you. What if we could work together and learn how to balance all of the busy-ness AND make time for you, too?! Cause you know what? When YOU make time for YOU, your health, your fitness and your overall well-being, you’ll be better at EVERYthing else!
Starting Monday May 11, for 21 days we’ll focus on:
30 minute or less workouts that you can do at home – NO EXCUSES!
every day, family-friendly nutrition tips & ideas
weekly meal planning & prepping strategies
simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love
ways to lead by example for our kids by being healthy AND happy!
AND time saving tips & organization strategies to help you balance it all, while keeping your head screwed on straight!
If this sounds like something you’d like to do for yourself, if you desperately NEED balance in your life, fill out the form below!
But HURRY! Deadline to join is this Saturday, May 2. Just a few spots left!
*For anyone who is not already a coach, or working with another coach.
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
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