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 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 can do it, RIGHT????

Here is the link to join the group:!/groups/529048437167474/

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!!!/BodyRemodel