Tuesday, December 10, 2013

P90X3 is here!!

It's out! X3 is officially here!  I'm so excited, can you tell?  One of the first programs I ever did was P90X and I LOVED it!  I wish I still had my pics, because I saw some AMAZING results!  In fact, I loved the results I got so much that I would try to do another round over and over again, but each time I tried I would quit just as fast.  Want to know why?  The workouts were soooo long!  I just never could commit to that much workout time - I have waaay too much going on in my life. 

Sound familiar??

Well guess what?  X3 is only 30 minutes a day!  Just like T25, you really can't argue your way out of that one in the mornings, right?

Here are the most common questions people have about P90X3:
What is muscle acceleration?
In P90X the focus was all about muscle confusion, which introduced a variety of workouts to keep the body from plateauing.  P90X2 is about muscle integration, which engages all of your muscles with every move to keep the body balanced.  Now with P90X3, we have muscle acceleration.  Studies have shown that the most dramatic changes in the body occur in the first 30 minutes of exercise. X3 is designed to maximize your time and keep every muscle challenged for a full 30 minutes without over-training any specific body part. Accelerated results - less time! 

Do I need to do P90X and X2 first?
No!  This is not a graduate program - anyone can do it.  There are also modifications, so no matter what your fitness level is, you can totally do this program! :)

What equipment do I need?
Exercise bands will be all you need, and of course - your own bodyweight!  If you have a pull-up bar, medicine/stability balls, or a yoga mat, it will make your workouts more enjoyable, but as Tony Horton says, not necessary.

What should I expect from the workouts?
There are 16 different workouts in the base kit.  The workouts range from yoga and pilates, to weights and mixed martial arts.  Each workout is 30 minutes long, but they will push you hard.  As Tony says, "You don't get off easy, you just get to finish faster!"

How do I get it?
X3 will be released on my site, from there you have a couple of options.  There will be an introductory price of $180 vs $205 for the Challenge Pack, which includes the 90 day workout program, the nutrition guide, program manual, schedule, 30 day supply of Shakeology, free 30 day club membership, free shipping, and a discounted price when you get the package.  Or you can buy the program on it's own at $119.

Also, if X3 is purchased through me as your coach any time between December 10 - 31, you will receive an exclusive P90X3 baseball cap!

Go HERE and create your free account.  Hurry - these will sell out fast!

Join my Exclusive P90X3 test group! 
I am only accepting a select number of individuals who would like to get my support, motivation and accountability to start and finish this program. The point is to get in the best shape of your life in 90 days!!! I will walk you through every single step of the program using the nutrition guide, the workouts and the 24/7 support of me as your coach in a private closed group. I will teach you how to meal plan, prep, and set yourself up for success! This group will begin on January 6, 2014, with pre-season starting December 30, 2013 and will run for 90 days. Just in time for your New Year's resolution!!! Start the new year in the very best shape of your life.

Feel free to contact me anytime! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday Promotions!!

Get ready for our BIG Beachbody holiday sale starting  TODAY Wednesday, November 27th - Monday, December 2!
Many of your favorite Beachbody products will be marked down. But things sell out fast so make sure you sign up for your FREE account here: www.teambeachbody.com/bethclark

Check Out Exclusive Deals Just For You

1. Purchase a Challenge Pack & RECEIVE a $20 Beachbody Giftcard

A Challenge Pack comes with everything you need to blast that holiday weight gain off. It comes with a workout of your choice, my favorite meal replacement – Shakeology, and a full nutrition plan and meal planner.

Once your order is processed, you will receive the TeamBeachbody Giftcard within 30 days of your purchase. PLUS you will have full access to my next challenge group! Daily tips, motivation, meal plans, and so much more. You can't get that at a gym!!!
Not to mention, for each challenge pack sold, Beachbody is donating $20 to Feeding America! How cool is that?  We've already donated over 2 million meals as a company!

Simply log in HERE and shop challenge packs for this awesome offer!


2. There are three ways that Beachbody is helping you ring in the season! Give yourself the gift of health, beauty OR/AND an amazing workout. How????? With deals 30-68% off on some of your all time favorites!

Want to check out these deals??? Simple! Log into www.teambeachbody.com/bethclark or create an account and shop to your heart's desire.

I love Beachbody's Black Friday sale soooo much! This is how I got my TurboFire program last year. I bougt it at the Black Friday prices, and stuck it under the Christmas tree. I could hardly wait to just dig in and look through all the manuals and videos - it was hard. :)
I waited until after New Year's to start it, but this year I totally have my eye on The Asylum - it's only 30 days, so maybe I will start it early and be in shape FOR Christmas instead of putting it off until AFTER. Good plan, right?

These prices are so good! Hip Hop Abs Dance Party Series - $10! Seriously?? These would make EXCELLENT Christmas gifts! Who doesn't love to dance? I have these programs and they are so much fun!

There are also great deals on supplements, accessories and Derm Exclusive products.
If you are not a CLUB member or a coach - you will get the RETAIL price - which is still an AMAZING deal, right??

I look forward to helping you achieve you health and fitness goals! If you aren't signed up for a FREE account with me as your coach, please click below and we can get started today on achieving your goals. Why wait until the new year when you can get these awesome deals TODAY!

If you have questions the best way to get them answered is to email me~  coachbethclark@outlook.com and I will respond ASAP!

The absolute BEST way to get in contact with me is to friend request me at https://www.facebook.com/beth.m.clark.7 and send me a message! I always respond there first!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fit Tip Tuesday - All Calories Are Not Created Equal


We've all heard the 'calories in - calories out' rule, right?  A lot of people think that as long as they are not going over their calories, they can eat whatever they want.  That might work okay at first, but when you don't get enough nutrients that your body needs, you will end up bingeing because your body is hungry.  Trust me - totally tried that.  You also get a TON more food when you choose healthier options, seriously.  Check this out:

If you were to simply count calories of foods on the shelf & compare that to the calories of clean meals, you could pick foods with the exact same numbers, but if you eat those foods versus the clean meals, you will arrive at completely different results.

There are more factors involved than a simple calorie deficit.  When you focus only on calories, you will end up with a lot of empty foods.  Many low calorie/fat foods have been stripped of any remaining nutrients and are filled with artificial nutrients, flavors and colors instead.
Even though you have lowered your calories, your body may not be able to realize that it's body fat you want to lose so the weight you lose may instead come from whatever source it can find, like healthy tissues and muscle.
So if you are wanting to lose fat, reshape your body or increase your athletic performance, you need to treat your body like the high-tech MACHINE that it is. 
Remember to choose QUALITY over QUANTITY.

What kinds of foods should I eat?
Make sure you choose good sources of protein like skinless, white meat poultry (chicken/turkey), egg whites, fish/tuna, lean beef and ground turkey.  If you need extra help getting your protein in, protein powder is also a great source.  
Complex carbohydrates like brown rice, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, and whole grains. (Read labels)

Fruits are a great choice and lots and lots of veggies!  I don't think anyone has ever gained weight by eating too much broccoli, right?  :)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Insane for the Holidays - Support Group

Well Halloween is over - Thanksgiving is 4 weeks away - how are your health and fitness goals coming along?  Are you on a sugar overload from all the candy and junk you ate over the weekend?  I know that I never want to SEE another piece of candy again...EVER! Ugh! 

Did you spend the weekend looking like this??

I am happy to say I am back to drinking my lemon water and eating clean!! :)  I already feel so much better!  I went on a nice walk this morning too, before my kids left for school.  Tonight I will hit the weights. :)

Remember my Insane for the Holidays challenge group??  Well, we are a little over 30 days into the challenge and I am happy to say everyone is doing really great!  It has been hard to get up and get our workouts in when it is dark and the weather is getting colder.  But guess what??  They are doing it anyway!  I am so proud of my challengers for being honest about their struggles and helping to keep the group motivated.  I think it has helped me so much with my accountability & it's a great place to ask advice and share experiences. 

Anyone is welcome to join - and if you are looking for a little extra help getting through the holiday season, we would love to have you join this group!  

Just click here: https://www.facebook.com/beth.m.clark.7?ref=name#!/groups/410018609110106/ to join.  We still have 2 more months!

If you have any questions or need any advice - PLEASE feel free to contact me!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Insane for the Holidays - Accountability Journal

Okay, so I have not been so good at posting every day...I will try to do better in the future. :)

I did work out 4 days this week, the other 2 totally got away from me.  Note to self:  Make sure you get your workout in first thing in the morning, or you might not ever do it.  (Sigh)

Recap for the week -

Day 3:  P90X Shoulders & Arms

I really love this workout!  Well, I just really love shoulder and arm day in general.... the glamour muscles!! :)
It's a little hard for me to get into the groove with P90X, when I've been used to doing Body Beast.  They are so different!  The X goes a lot faster it seems like, and it's a little hard to decide what weight to use.  The exercises go like this - shoulders, biceps, triceps - and then you repeat the same thing one more time.  Some of the people are doing 15 reps, some are doing only 8 with heavier weights.  I feel a little rushed sometimes and then the music just ends... so I guess I need to go faster.  I just didn't feel like I totally worked my muscles to fatigue like I did with Body Beast. 

I'm thinking next time I will go really heavy and try to do only 10 reps.  Really slow and really heavy.  I feel the high rep thing doesn't work very well for me - I NEED to be sore the next day!! haha :)

Day 4:  Insanity Plyometric Cardio

Totally skipped this.  Dang!  I was super busy all day with hair appointments, grocery shopping, and football games.  However, NO EXCUSES next time - I will make sure to get up earlier. :)

Day 5:  Body Beast Build: Legs

Oooooh I love/hate leg day!  I think Body Beast has much better leg workouts than P90X.  The main difference is that P90X uses a lot of body weight exercises.  Which is totally fine, but if you have ever looked at before & afters of P90X, the results are more upper body and abs.  Sorry, just my opinion, don't hate me. :)
Body Beast has tons of squats, lunges and those killer step-ups - all with heavy weights!  My legs are literally shaking when I finish this workout.  When I did my first round of the Beast, I noticed my legs changing first - LOVE that!  

I also like that at the end of every Body Beast workout, you get a little abs too.  Bonus!

Week Review:

Well, I am still trying to get back into my groove.  I hate when I just totally stop working out, because my diet goes down the tubes, and then it is way hard to get back into good habits.  I usually start out great the first half of the week, then my husband has Thursdays off work, so it feels like a weekend to me.  Friday I can usually get it back together, but then it really IS the weekend - and I eat like crap!  Yep, I totally just admitted that.  It's hard - I'm not perfect.  I don't know that I ever will be, I'm just hoping to get into more of an 80/20 balance, you know? 

It's a process, I WILL get there!  I am already doing so much better than I have in the past.  I'm stronger, I know what works and what doesn't for my body, and I have all the tools I need to reach my goals.  I just need to be strong, committed, and not throw in the towel when I mess up a little. 

If you are going through the same things I am, and would like some support in your journey - I would love for you to join me!  We can help and motivate eachother!  I absolutely LOVE to see people reach their goals and find the happiness and energy that comes with getting healthier!

Feel free to contact me anytime!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Insane for the Holidays - Accountability Journal

Day 2:  Insanity Pure Cardio

Man, oh man - I love this workout!  I know most people HATE it, it's really hard!  I think why I like it so much is because you never repeat the exercises.  Which is good, because if there is something I don't like very much... I can do it and move on, thank you! haha :)

I love how super sweaty I get with Insanity, too! I am literally DRIPPING - I know...gross.  But hey, we're talking WORKING OUT here, not going to the Oscars. 

I was soooo sore from yesterday's workout - my entire upper body hurts so good!  I also never realized how effective pushups are for your core muscles.  Every time I laugh today I can definitely feel how sore my abs are.  OUCH! 

My diet was a little better today, still not back in the groove with eating every few hours, but my choices are a lot better.  Still didn't drink my gallon of water. grrrr :(

I'm going to be taking some new 'before' pics tomorrow along with my weight and measurements to help keep me on track. 

Have a great day everyone! :)

Insane for the Holidays - Accountability Journal

Okay, for those of you who don't know - I started an Insane for the Holidays Facebook group to keep everyone motivated over the upcoming holidays. 

I have to admit....so far, I have not been doing so well.  My workouts are okay, but I have been skipping here and there.  I have been having some trouble with my energy levels, motivation and the fact that it's been soooo hard to lose weight, no matter what I do.  Well, the other day I had some blood tests done and sure enough, my thyroid is underactive.  So hopefully with some medication, I will start to feel a little better and be able to get back to my old self. 

Anyway, I decided I needed a little extra motivation.  I am going to blog about my workouts during this holiday season, so I can be more accountable and maybe even help someone who has trouble sticking to their goals over the winter like I do.

My workout schedule I came up with is going to be really fun!!  It's a hybrid of P90X, Insanity, TurboFire, Body Beast, and T25.  Kind of an I-love-all-these-programs-I-can't-decide hybrid.  Crazy, right?  I KNOW I can't get bored with that! haha :)
Here is my month 1 schedule:
Week 1
Monday:        P90X Chest & Back
Tuesday:       ARX, Insanity Pure Cardio
Wednesday:  P90X Shoulders & Arms
Thursday:     ARX, Insanity Plyometric Cardio
Friday:          Body Beast Build: Legs
Saturday:      ARX, TurboFire Fire 30
Sunday:         Yoga or REST
Week 2
Monday:         P90X Chest & Back
Tuesday:        ARX, Insanity Pure Cardio
Wednesday:   P90X Shoulders & Arms
Thursday:      ARX, Insanity Plyometric Cardio
Friday:           Body Beast Build: Legs
Saturday:       ARX, TurboFire Fire 30
Sunday:          Yoga or REST
Week 3
Monday:          P90X Chest & Back
Tuesday:         ARX, Insanity Pure Cardio
Wednesday:    P90X Shoulders & Arms
Thursday:       ARX, Insanity Plyometric Cardio
Friday:            Body Beast Build: Legs
Saturday:        ARX, Turbo Fire Fire 30
Sunday:           Yoga or REST
Week 4 - Recovery Week
Monday:           Yoga
Tuesday:           Insanity Cardio Recovery
Wednesday:      P90X Core Synergistics
Thursday:         Yoga
Friday:               Insanity Core Cardio & Balance
Saturday:           P90X Core Synergistics
Sunday:              REST

Month 2 schedule - this month I add in doubles:

Week 5
Monday:           T25 Speed 1.0 (am),  P90X Chest/Should/Tris (pm)
Tuesday:           ARX, Insanity Max Interval Plyo
Wednesday:      TurboFire HIIT 15 (am),  P90X Back/Bi (pm)
Thursday:         ARX, Insanity Max Cardio
Friday:              T25 Speed 2.0 (am),  Body Beast Bulk: Legs (pm)
Saturday:          ARX, Insanity Max Interval Circuit
Sunday:             Yoga or REST

Week 6
Monday:            T25 Cardio (am),  P90X Chest/Should/Tris (pm)
Tuesday:            ARX, Insanity Max Interval Plyo
Wednesday:       TurboFire Fire 45 (am),  P90X Back/Bi (pm)
Thursday:          ARX, Insanity Max Cardio
Friday:               T25 Core Cardio (am),  Body Beast Bulk: Legs (pm)
Saturday:           ARX, Insanity Max Interval Circuit
Sunday:              Yoga or REST
Week 7
Monday:             T25 Speed 1.0 (am),  P90X Chest/Should/Tris (pm)
Tuesday:             ARX, Insanity Max Interval Plyo
Wednesday:        TurboFire Fire 30 (am),  P90X Back/Bi (pm)
Thursday:           ARX, Insanity Max Cardio
Friday:                T25 Speed 2.0 (am),  Body Beast Bulk: Legs (pm)
Saturday:            ARX, Insanity Max Interval Circuit
Sunday:               Yoga or REST
Week 8 - Recovery Week
Monday:              Yoga
Tuesday:              Insanity Cardio Recovery
Wednesday:         P90X Core Synergistics
Thursday:            Yoga
Friday:                 Insanity Core Cardio & Balance
Saturday:             P90X Core Synergistics
Sunday:                REST

Notes:   ARX is the P90X Ab Ripper X,  and the Yoga is Tony Horton's One on One - Fountain of Youth.  It's basically the same as the P90X yoga only shorter! :)

This schedule finishes the week of Thanksgiving - not sure how that's gonna go. haha  Then, I will decide what to do during Decamber.  I am planning on getting P90X3 for Christmas!!  So excited! :)

Okay, now for my Journal.....
Day 1:  P90X Chest & Back
I haven't done the X in a loooong time.  Years even.  So it was kind of fun to have something new again.  I will admit I did ALL the pushups on my knees, except for the incline pushups, but my arms barely moved on those, so it was more like incline PLANK! haha
I still cannot do those darn dive bombers!!  I basically just did downward dog to plank over and over.  I also use the black bands for all my pull ups - Still a great workout I must say!
My diet was not the best, and I didn't even count my calories... must do better tomorrow!  Drank 1/2 gallon of water.... need to do better on that, too.
Well, that's pretty much it for today.  If you have any questions about any of the Beachbody programs, the hybrid I'm doing, or if you want to join the group - please feel free to contact me.  I would love to hear from you.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

P90X3 & Exciting New Beachbody Products!!

I seriously LOVE Beachbody!  They are always coming out with better and more effective programs and products to help end the trend of obesity and get people in the best shape of their lives!!

Once again they have outdone themselves - here are the latest and greatest Beacbody products....

Shakeology Sampler Pack!
Have you been wanting to try Shakeology but don't want to invest in a whole month supply until you know you will like it?
Well guess what???  Now you can get 2 packs of chocolate, 1 pack of greenberry and 1 pack of vanilla Shakeology for only $19.95! 
This sampler pack will be available starting Monday, September 23 and is limited to one per customer.  You need to order it through a Beachbody coach, so if you don't have an account yet, you can sign up for free here:   http://www.beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/bethclark
 Chocolate/Vanilla Combo Pack!
By popular demand, Beacbody has combined their top two flavors in one box!

Starting Monday, September 23 they will be rolling out the combo box with challenge packs and individual orders throughout the day. By Wednesday, September 25 the combo boxes will be implemented with all challenge packs.

Note: If you want to change your Home Direct option there will be a link to an online form soon.
P90X 3!! 

Yes - it's TRUE - the third edition of P90X is coming, and it's offering a whole new way to accelerate your fitness!  20 workouts, 30 minutes each - X3 packs everything we loved about X and X2 into workouts that deliver some SERIOUS results!! 

X3 releases December 10 - I am definitely going to be ordering this the MINUTE it's out!! I will also be having an exclusive test group starting after New Year's!  New moves, new routines and faster fat loss, perfect for your busy schedule!
"X-Like" results in half the time?!? Where are my P90X fans??
Want more details?  Go to www.beachbodycoach.com/bethclark and sign up for a FREE account.  I'll be emailing my clients exclusive details and test group information!
Message me if you want to be one of the first to get this program!  T25 sold out in the first few weeks, so don't wait too long.  coachbethclark@outlook.com
  21 Day Fix! 
This is a brand-new trainer & program coming in February 2014!  It has 7 different workouts, so you don't have to do the same thing day after day.  Each workout is designed to keep your body guessing so you lose weight fast!  This program also comes with an eating plan to help you with portion control.

Here is trainer Autumn Calabrese discussing this program:

If you would like to be one of the first to know when 21 Day Fix is here, message me or send me an email.  Demand for this revolutionary system is expected to be sky-high, so sign up now!


Okay - are you as excited as I am for the things Beachbody is releasing in these next few months??  This is a company that will be around for a long time & I love how invested they are in our health and fitness!  If you love helping people reach their goals, or even just like the products and programs - I would LOVE for you to be a part of my team!  Feel free to ask me any questions you might have - I would really enjoy hearing from you! :)

Or follow my like page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beth.m.clark.7?ref=name#!/BodyRemodel

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

INSANE for the Holidays! 60-day Challenge

Guess what?  We only have a couple months until Thanksgiving!  Does that scare you?  It totally scares me! :o  haha

If you are anything like me, you are pretty good about eating healthy and working out from about spring - fall, then totally hibernate over the winter.  It never fails!  I think maybe it's that it's cold and dark outside, or maybe it's all the baking and yummy fall smells.  The holiday parties definitely add to it.  I can probably think of a million excuses why I tend to gain weight over the holidays, but that is just what they are - EXCUSES!! 

Well - NOT THIS YEAR!  For those of you that have been following my blog, you know that when I started my first challenge group in the spring, I made a goal that I would complete 3 Beachbody programs before the end of the year.  Well.....I have one more program to go!! 

My first program was Body Beast - LOVED it!  This week I will complete T25 - loved that too! :)  And the program I have chosen to push me to my goal by the end of the year is ...... INSANITY!!!

The first time I did Insanity, I made it to the last week and then QUIT!  WHAT?!?  I was seeing such great results, too. :( 
My sister did a round of Insanity in the spring & also had great results, so I have been wanting to totally CRUSH it for round 2!  (I also really want my Insanity t-shirt!)
This is the perfect program for me right now because it delivers amazing results, it's short, and did I mention you get amazing results?  
What better way to motivate you to stay healthy over the holidays?  You could be tightening your belt when everyone else is loosening theirs, right?  Let's not drown ourselves in baggy sweats this winter! 
Who is with me?

Grab a buddy and JOIN ME!!  You don't have to do Insanity, any program will do.

Message me https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/BodyRemodel
Or email me coachbethclark@outlook.com

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fuel Your Body Friday - Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

This is a great recipe for fall!  It's football season again and the weather is getting a little cooler, so what better way to spice it up than with a little chili??  I made this and put it on my food blog about a year and a half ago, and when I was going through all my recipes to find the "clean" ones, I realized this would be a perfect one to add to my list. 
So go and whip up a batch for your meals next week - I promise you won't regret it! 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Fuel Your Body Friday - Stuffed Avocados

I saw this recipe on Muscle & Fitness Hers, and it looks soooo good!  I love avocados!  I think I would leave out the orange slices, though - I have a thing about fruit and veggies together - ugh!  I can't do the strawberries in a salad either.  I know - I'm weird like that. :)
1 medium avocado
3 oz can tuna, drained
1/4 cup each - green pepper, red onion and cucumber, diced
1/3 cup nonfat greek yogurt, plain
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 pkt Truvia sweetener
1/4 cup fresh orange sections, diced
Slice avocado in half lengthwise, remove pit.  Scoop out the center, leaving 1/4 inch of avocado all around.  Put scooped out avocado into a bowl, add all ingredients except orange sections.  Mix all ingredients until well blended.  Carefully stir in oranges.  Scoop half the mix into each avocado.
Put in refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill slightly. 
Easy to grab and go!  Yummy!
(This has a lot of calories - about 470, so I would maybe only eat 1/2 at a time.)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Why Is Shakeology So Expensive??

Do you think Shakeology is expensive?? Do you know that it has over 70 super foods in each glass, keeps blood sugar steady, supports brain function, helps build and repair muscles, improves digestion and regularity, and boosts the immune system?  


 For only $4 a day AND a bottom-of-the-bag, money-back guarantee - it's soooo much cheaper than going to the doctor!!!
I think Shakeology is so healthy and beneficial that I even give it to my kids.  I have a 3 year-old that is such a picky eater some days I wonder if she gets any nutrients in that growing body.  At least with Shakeology I know that she will get her vegetables and some good protein in!!  Her tummy works great & she hardly ever gets sick.  Much better than the crap they advertise as healthy for kids - just sayin'.... 
If you want to know more about Shakeology or to order some, feel free to contact me.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Fuel Your Body Friday - Chunky Monkey Shakeology

Here is my new favorite recipe.... I know I say that about every Shakeology recipe, but in the summer it is so hard for me to stay away from ice cream - it's my nemesis!  So I usually like to make a double batch of "fake ice cream" or this chunky monkey Shakeology and freeze in a couple smaller containers to eat when I am craving dessert.
Chunky Monkey Shakeology

1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen chopped banana

1 TBS all-natural peanut butter
1 TBS coarsely chopped raw walnuts

1 TBS mini chocolate chips

For a shake - blend all together and drink.

For ice cream - blend Shakeo, milk, peanut butter and banana together, then stir in nuts and chocolate chips.  Freeze it for awhile and then eat it like ice cream! It satisfies my ice cream cravings. :)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

TurboFire/Body Beast Hybrid

Okay, so here is the hybrid schedule I came up with for TurboFire and Body Beast.  I actually did this schedule for awhile after I completed Body Beast because I think for women, Body Beast needs a little extra cardio.  Unless you are super skinny and want to put on muscle, then Body Beast is great all by itself.  If you are trying to burn fat, you want a combination of HIIT, cardio and weights.  Enter the HYBRID:

The first schedule is advanced - it incorporates both program schedules, therefore, you will be doing two workouts most days.  I like to do the cardio in the mornings on an empty stomach, and weights in the evening.  I love crashing into bed at night with my muscles feeling like Jell-O. haha  Just make sure you take glutamine or have a really good recovery drink. :)

The second is more of a beginner schedule - you will do Body Beast 3 days a week and TurboFire on the alternate days.  Much less intense and time-consuming, but still very effective.

I tried to just copy the schedules right on here, but they were too big & I'm not very good at this stuff, so I just made a PDF file.

TurboFire/Body Beast Hybrid PDF

Remember - for the month of August, both of these programs are sold in a special pack along with a bag of Shakeology for only $160 each!!!  Get them now, they would make great Christmas presents! :)

Challenge Pack Sale!!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rock Your Jeans - 30 Day Squat Challenge

Fall is almost here, meaning two things: kids are off to school, and jeans season is back!!

Are your jeans taunting you from the bottom of your drawer? Are you sick of trying to button them up just to have a muffin-top hanging out?

Join... me for a 30 day SQUAT challenge! It might not be easy...but when we ROCK those jeans this fall...it WILL be worth it!!   
This challenge will be hosted in an open Facebook group.  It doesn't cost anything, but I expect you to report in EVERY day and let the group know that you did your required squats for the day - be sure to have a buddy join with you so you can have that EXTRA accountability. 

It's only 30 days....you can do it, RIGHT????

Here is the link to join the group: 


We start August 19, 2013 - but feel free to jump in anytime!

Hope to see you there!!!

Update:  Sadly, the challenge is over, but I have had a lot of people ask about it, so here is the challenge schedule.  Have fun!  :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fuel Your Body Friday - Veggie Chicken Pitas

These Veggie Chicken Pitas were sooo good!  My picky-eater even asked for seconds. :)  It is an easy dish to throw together at the last minute & great for eating clean.  I could have easily eaten this plain, or even with a little brown rice.  YUM!

1/2 - 1 red onion, sliced
1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped
1 cup julienned carrots
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 TBS olive oil
1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
1 jar roasted red pepper, drained & chopped (I left this out & it was still delicious)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 - 1/2 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup shredded cheese (I used a mexican blend)

Cook chicken ahead of time & shred.  Chop all ingredients. 

Saute onions, carrots, broccoli, and garlic in oil for a few minutes until tender.

Stir in cooked chicken, peppers, broth and spices.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat & simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes or until heated through.

Once heated, mix in cheese and stir until evenly coated.  Spoon into pitas - enjoy!

*Note:  Next time I would double this recipe.  It barely fed my husband, myself and our 3 (pretty big) boys.

August Specials - Beauty and The Beast!

OOOOHHH - I'm so excited about this!!  Check out the August challenge pack promotions:

I have both of these programs and let me tell you, they are totally worth adding to your workout library!

TurboFire - this program is by the amazing, bubbly, Turbo QUEEN herself - Chalene Johnson! 

What is TurboFire

TurboFire is a crazy-intense and crazy-fun cardio program designed to help you get  a leaner, sexier body—fast! This 90-day program is packed with kickboxing drills, aerobic exercises, and intense intervals perfectly choreographed to the hottest music, so you stay motivated to push hard and get awesome results. Award-winning fitness expert Chalene Johnson (creator of other successful programs like Turbo Jam® and ChaLEAN Extreme®) is with you every step of the way, until you’re hooked on the adrenaline high, burning tons of calories, and shedding those extra pounds.
Why is it effective?

The science behind TurboFire is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)—also known as "Fire Drills"—where you can burn up to 9x more fat and calories than with traditional cardio. HIIT means working out at your max in up to 1-minute intervals, followed by a short rest. This is the kind of athletic training that top athletes do to get in amazing shape, because it ignites the AfterBurn Effect, where your body continues to burn calories long after your workout is over. Just 4 minutes of HIIT can be more effective than 30 to 45 minutes on a treadmill or stair-climber. The workouts are tough, but there’s always a modifier, and Chalene even includes low-impact classes so you can still get incredible results without jumping.

TurboFire is so much fun, you literally forget you are working out!  The music is awesome and Chalene is so upbeat - it's over before you know it.  Plus it burns a TON of calories.  Seriously.  Try wearing a heart-rate monitor while doing TurboFire...CRAZY!!
Now, on to THE BEAST!!

What is Body Beast?

Body Beast is a new, innovative, comprehensive bodybuilding system proven to add 10 pounds of muscle in just 90 days.  Created by Sagi Kalev, world-renowned trainer and former two-time Mr. Israel, Body Beast combines extreme workouts, groundbreaking nutrition, and scientifically advanced supplementation.  Whether you're new to lifting weights or are a certified gym rat, Body Beast will deliver results beyond what you imagined possible!

Now, don't let the "add 10 pounds of muscle" scare you.  Women can totally ROCK this program!  If you've been visiting my blog for awhile, you will remember that I just finished a round of Body Beast and LOVED it!!!
I did not gain or get bulky.  I consistently LOST INCHES every month and love how strong I got.

You can read more about my Body Beast journey HERE.

If you are a guy, you will STILL love this program!  My teenage boys and husband are doing it right now and are gaining some serious muscle.

The absolute perfect thing would be to pair these two workouts in a hybrid program!  Wouldn't that be AMAZING??  I think I will come up with a schedule and post it in the next couple days....

Click the picture above to view challenge packs.

Each of these programs are on sale for the month of August only!  The challenge pack includes the entire fitness program, including the nutrition guide and a 1 month supply of Shakeology.  Plus, you get a 1 month free membership in the Team Beachbody Club and me as your FREE coach!  You will be enrolled in my challenge group, where together we will work toward reaching your health and fitness goals.

You save more than $70 with the TurboFire promotion compared to buying everything separately, and you save $80 with the Body Beast challenge pack!! 

Believe me, it's worth EVERY penny!! 

If you would like either of these programs, or would like more information - please contact me!!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013


So you guys know how seriously obsessed I am with the new T25 program that Beachbody and Shaun T released this summer!! I can't shut up about it, right??  

Monday, August 5th we are starting a new T25 group for anyone who still wants in!! Today and tomorrow ONLY(July 30 - July 31) - I am offering a crazy FLASH SALE!!! Any challenge pack order placed through me will get $25 cash back!! WHAT!?!?! An ENTIRE challenge pack (T25 AND a 30 day supply of Shakeology) for ONLY $155??? This challenge pack is going up to $205 August 1st so DON'T DELAY!!!

Focus T25 + $25 cash back = Success!!

This program is so awesome because it fits in my busy schedule, it's delivering amazing results, it comes with a cook book of great recipes AND you get a 30 day supply of Shakeology with the challenge pack!!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fit Tip Tuesday - Small Steps

This is a lodge up in the mountains of Idaho that I went to a lot while I was growing up.  The slide is AMAZING - especially for a kid!  But the stairs?  Not so much. :) haha
They used to be just cinder blocks wedged into the mountain when I was little, but since then they have been redone.
When you get to the bottom of the slide, and see how far you have to climb - it's really intimidating!  The very best thing to do is just keep your focus on the step in front of you & keep climbing.  Pretty soon you are at the top & it didn't seem that bad at all.  (Well, until you want to go down the slide again.)
That's how weight loss is.  If you look at how much you have to lose, it might seem overwhelming & you want to give up after the first couple days or even weeks.  But if you focus on taking small steps - one day at a time, one week at a time - pretty soon a couple months have gone by (along with a few pounds) and you look up and see a whole new you!
Have you ever heard this saying?:
If we have something in front of us that seems so big and we think there is no way we can accomplish it, just breaking it down into smaller pieces makes it much more achievable.

Every little thing we do each day has an impact on our lives and our bodies.  So when we are tired and would rather sleep in, think about how it will affect our bodies and our mental state.  It's really hard sometimes!  Yeah, 1 day is no big deal, you are right.  But if we do that 2 days a week for 12 weeks, that is 24 days we missed a workout - which is almost an entire month we are set back!  Plus, who knows how many cheat meals that is too!  So the small choices you make do add up over time!