Friday, February 28, 2014

21 Day Fix - Week 2 Update

I am such a happy girl today!  I just finished week 2 of the 21 Day Fix.  I thought that I wasn't doing very well and there were a couple times over the past week that I just wanted to say "forget it" and go eat a big juicy burger or something.  But this morning when I weighed myself and took my measurements, I discovered that I had actually lost 4 lbs and 4 inches so far!  (2 inches just from my waist.)  That is how much I lost in 30 days of doing Body Beast!

Now to a lot of you, that might not seem like very much.  Yes, there are definitely people who lose 5 lbs each week with this program - and it's amazing!  (My husband lost 4 lbs in his first week. Men.)  My body is a little more stubborn, and I have to work really hard and be super consistent to break through my plateaus.  Plus I have been eating in this calorie range for awhile now, so it wasn't a huge change for me. 

The big difference was how CLEAN I was eating.  I thought I really was eating clean, but I've discovered from being on this program that I was eating too many carbs, too many fruits, not enough veggies, and not enough healthy fats.  Yep, that's right - not ENOUGH fats!  With this program I get to have 2 tsp of nut butters, a container of nuts, cheese or avocado, and a container of seeds, olives or dressing.

Here is what a typical day of eating looks like for me:

Breakfast:  Protein shake w/frozen mixed berries, oatmeal

Snack:  Cottage cheese, apple

Lunch:  Tuna w/avocado & lettuce on whole wheat pita, veggies

Snack:  Shakeology w/2 tsp peanut butter, 20 pistachios

Dinner:  Grilled chicken, lettuce and veggies, vinaigrette dressing

I have gotten really creative with my meals, and I have actually tried some new things that I might not have before.  (I'm a big chicken when it comes to new foods.)  You might think those little containers don't hold a lot of food, but they really do!  I am NEVER hungry!  Yes, I might crave things every once in awhile, but I'm not hungry. :) 

Check out some of my yummy meals.....

Okay, now that we've discussed the food part....let's talk about the WORKOUTS!!  :)

Can I just say how much I love, love, LOVE these workouts?! 
I really like Autumn Calabrese's style, too.  She's peppy and motivating without being annoying.  I love how she just tells it like it is & makes you feel guilty if you want to rest a minute.  (Some of those moves are TOUGH!  Like serious, muscles-on-fire tough!)

The workouts are 30 minutes, but it feels waaaay shorter than that - seriously.  I don't know why, but the workouts seem to FLY by.  They are not easy, either - I am always sore the next day.  It's a good thing.  Trust me.  :)

I would definitely recommend getting the upgraded package just for the 2 extra workouts.  They are amazing!  Barre Legs has a lot of ballet-style moves in it, but it is a serious leg-killer.  And the Flat Abs Fix is a 30-minute ab workout that I intend to incorporate a few times a week.  I love them both!  I still haven't tried the bonus Plyo workout, but I think I will switch out one of the cardios next week for that one.

Overall, I am LOVING this program! (If you can't tell. haha)  It is great for all fitness levels and ages.  There is a modifier in all the workouts, it's short and seriously... anyone can do this!

I have a 21 day fix group that will be ongoing for anyone to join at any time.  It will only be for my team, though - so if you have another coach you are working with, please check with them for a group.  If you would like to join my team, sign up for your free Beachbody account & add me as your coach.  It's that easy!!  If you have a coach, but have no idea who it is because they have never contacted you - message me & I can help you. :)

Here is the link to the 21 day fix group:!/groups/570901246311418/

Thank you for stopping by!  Bring it on Week 3!! :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Living Room Workouts - No Equipment Needed!

My son is over in Latvia right now serving a mission for our church.   A couple weeks ago he asked me if I could create a workout routine for him and the other missionaries to do in the mornings.  He will be over there for 2 years, so he wants to stay in shape and be as healthy as he can. :)  He doesn't have much time, so it had to be short - they live in a small apartment with no equipment, and they can't have any TV or DVDs.  Well, sure - no problem!! haha 

So this is what I came up with.  I have been doing workouts at home for a long time, and so I put a bunch of my favorite exercises together in what I hope is a comprehensive workout. 

The only one I actually tried was the lower body one, and let me tell you - I was SORE for 2 days after! haha  It was a great workout!

Hopefully the exercises make sense.  It's hard to explain an exercise without pictures, and I was trying to keep the descriptions as simple as possible.  If anyone has any questions, please comment or message me.

Here is the upper body/abs workout:

I never tried this one from beginning to end, so I'm not sure how well it flows together.  I tried to do an upper body alternated with an ab exercise.  My favorite are the dolphin push-ups!!  They work everything - your core, your shoulders and even your legs and butt!!  :)

I also sent my son a couple Tabata workouts that I found online, because they are great for cardio & kick some serious booty!  (You can look some up on Pinterest.)  I also threw in this great little workout for when he is really short on time:

It looks fun, right?  (Except maybe those 40 push-ups - what??!!) haha
Well, that is it - a couple of quick workouts you can do in your living room with ZERO equipment!  I am just sharing these with whoever wants them.   I am not a personal trainer or an expert in any way, so do these at your own risk, and try not to be too hard on me if you don't like them. 
Thank you for stopping by my little blog. ;)
Have fun!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fuel Your Body Friday - 21 Day Fix Approved Foods

As most of you know already, I have been doing the 21 Day Fix, and I am LOVING it so far!!

I will give more details about the program and how I'm doing with it next week, but right now I wanted to share a couple of delicious recipes that I have made.

The first is just a simple protein shake that I have had for breakfast the past 2 days and it was soooo yummy I just had to post it!!

Here is the recipe:
1 cup COLD water
1 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 cup frozen mixed berries
Blend all together and eat with a spoon!  (It's like soft-serve - yum!)
*For those of you doing the 21 Day Fix, that is 1 RED container, and 1 PURPLE container
The next great recipe I discovered is a dressing that I made last night.  It comes out of the 21 Day Fix eating plan, and it was super tangy and delicious!

Dijon Vinaigrette
from the 21 day fix eating plan
(Makes 8 servings, about 6 tsp each)

3 TBS red wine vinegar
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
3 TBS Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced (I left this out)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
6 TBS extra virgin olive oil
Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
Slowly add oil while whisking; mix well.
*Store leftover dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator.  This dressing is also great over sauteed veggies or steamed fish!

Here is my yummy dinner last night.  Chicken = 1 red container, lettuce & carrots = 2 green containers, dressing = 1 orange container
Now for my new FAVORITE lunch....
Tuna Salad made with avocado instead of mayo!  Super clean, 21 day fix approved, and DELICIOUS!  Yum! 
Clean Tuna Salad
1/2 can tuna
1/2 avocado
3 cherry tomatoes, diced
sea salt
green leaf lettuce
1/2 whole wheat pita
Mix tuna and avocado together, add in tomatoes, squirt of lime juice, and a little sprinkle of sea salt.  Stuff it all into 1/2 pita with 1 or 2 leaves of lettuce.  (Serve with a few more veggies to fill up the green container.)
Tuna = red container (It actually fits the entire can of tuna, but I can't eat that much, so I split it in half.)
Avocado = blue container
1/2 whole wheat pita = yellow container
lettuce and tomatoes = green container (You should add extra veggies to fill up the rest of the way.) 
I am LOVING that I get to eat avocados with the Fix!!  They are my favorite!  I have another recipe I will be posting soon that uses avocado.  I seriously don't miss mayo AT ALL! :)
Oh, and just a little side note.... I have lost 2.5 lbs already in my first 2 days of the 21 day fix!!  (I know most of it was just from getting all the junk out of my system and drinking TONS of water.)  Loving this so far! :)
If you have any questions, please feel free to comment or email me.
And PLEASE come visit and LIKE my page on Facebook!!!/BodyRemodel

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

21 Day Fix - Test Group

So the 21 Day Fix is finally here - unfortunately, if you didn't order it in the first 2 days, the basic essential kit is now on backorder until late March!!  However, you can still get the program in a challenge pack!  I think that is the best deal anyway, because it's like buying Shakeology and getting a complete workout program for only $11!! 

To buy a challenge pack, click on this link:

If I am not already your coach.....go to and sign up for a FREE account right now!

After you have signed up for my team, and have ordered your program, you will be able to join my 21 Day Fix Test Group!

Since many of you aren't able to get the program yet, I decided to create a test group that is not run all at the same time.  That way, anyone can join at any time!  It doesn't matter if you are on day 1 when the rest of us are 2 weeks in, you will still be able to join and get support.  I think that a lot of us are going to be doing more than one round anyway, so this will be a great way to keep the group going indefinitely.  What do you think??  Sound good?!/groups/570901246311418/

I'm really excited for this program!!  I keep seeing the real-life results from actual people that I know and it is amazing!  No wonder they sold out in the first 2 days!  Crazy!  :)

Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

21 Day Fix - Additional Info

Okay, I have some more great information about the 21 Day Fix program that will be released next MONDAY, February 3!!!  I'm soooo excited for this program - it is really going to help so many people in so many ways!

Who can benefit from the 21 Day Fix??

If you don't know anything about this new program - you can read all about it HERE!

So I have had a lot of questions about how those little containers are going to work.  People are wondering if that is all you get for the day, or if they are for one meal, etc.  We had a webinar on Thursday with Autumn Calabrese, the creator and trainer for the 21 Day Fix and she went into more details about the program, so I thought I would share them here.

Okay, so the containers that everyone is buzzing about - the above picture shows what kinds of foods go into each container.  When you get your program, there is a nutrition guide where you will figure out how many calories you will get for the day, this is your formulaThis is the only time you will have to worry about counting anything!!  Each person will be different.  If you are doing this with your husband, he will most likely have a different formula than you, etc.
Your formula will tell you how many containers you get for the day.  How many green containers, or red containers, etc.  Make sense?
You get to CHOOSE how YOU want to divide those up throughout the day. 
Most people will look at those containers and think - these are so tiny, that's not going to be enough food.  But Autumn said that when they actually start using them, people tell her, "I didn't realize it was SO MUCH FOOD - thought I would starve!"

There are also these cute little tally sheets that you can mark off every day!
The food is also vegetarian and vegan friendly, and it DOES incorporate your daily Shakeology - Yay!  :)

Alright, on to the WORKOUTS!!

There are 7 workouts - a different one for every day of the week.  Each workout is 30 minutes long and there IS a modifier in each workout.
Total Body Cardio Fix
Upper Fix
Lower Fix
Pilates Fix
Cardio Fix
Dirty 30
Yoga Fix
Bonus: 10-Minute Fix for Abs

Okay, here are the different kits that will be available:

There will also be a challenge pack - which will include a one month supply of Shakeology at a discounted price for the month of February! :)  This is a great time to try the new STRAWBERRY Shakeology!

Now, there is absolutely no excuse NOT to get in the best shape you possibly can before an upcoming event, or even in general.  Even if you let yourself slack a little, maybe gain a little weight and all of a sudden you have a family get-together in a month - what to do?  No problem - just do a quick round of the 21 Day Fix and you are all set!  I LOVE this!!  It's really for ANYONE!

If you want to join me in an exclusive 21 Day Fix test group where we will be doing the program and getting amazing results, (think spring break) contact me at, or on my facebook page!/BodyRemodel.  I will let you know the exact start date and add you to the group. 

Note:  this group is for MY customers only, you can add me as your coach by signing up for a free Beachbody account here: