Monday, July 10, 2017

Beachbody’s Newest Workout, The Shift Shop Is Coming Soon

I am so freaking excited about Beachbody's newest fitness program, Shift Shop, by Chris Downing. He has created a 3 week rapid results program to help you rebuild your body and reinvent your life. It doesn’t matter where you came from or where you’ve been.  You can always reinvent yourself.  

When you have someone like Chris Downing to train you- someone who genuinely cares about you and your goals then the sky is the limit! 

I had the chance to meet Chris in Punta Cana, in April, for the Beachbody Success Club Trip.  I did a live workout with Chris and also met him for a photo opp session. He makes you feel like you can do anything you put your mind too which is definitely the TRUTH! It’s about believing in yourself, not letting your past define you because you are not going that way. Look forward, chin up, lets change your body, your mind and your health for good.

What is the Shift Shop Workout?

  • It is a 3 week rapid rebuild program.
  • It is for anyone who wants to ramp up their fitness fast.
  • It goes from basic 25 minute workouts to advanced 45 minute routines, all while honoring your nutrition for optimal results.
  • It’s great for all fitness levels.  If you have a lot of weight to lose, shift shop will be your on-ramp to fitness.  If you have spent time away from your regular routine, Chris will lead you through a fitness tune-up.
  • The workouts are 25-45 minutes a day, 6 days a week for 3 weeks.
  • There is a workout modifier in every workout.

It is available on July 12th 2017 so make sure you get on my list so that you stay up to date on the latest release information.

Get In The Shift Shop Launch Accountability & Support Group! 
I will also be hosting the very first accountability and support group for the Shift Shop Workout Program in July 2017.  The program launches July 12th. We will spend a week walking you through meal planning, food prep, mindset, modifications, daily accountability and support.  If you want to be on the list to get our personal mentoring and support in rocking your results make sure you fill out the application below to get involved

Monday, July 18, 2016

Country Heat

What is Country HeatTM?
Country Heat is a high-energy, low-impact dance workout that’s so simple and so fun, you’ll love it from the very first step. Each 30-minute routine is packed with easy-to-follow dance moves set to the hottest country music around.
All you have to do is follow along and before you know it, you’re scorching calories, burning fat, and melting away the pounds as you reshape your entire body—all in just 30 days.

What makes Country Heat effective?
Because it’s the workout you’ll actually stick with! Country Heat makes it fun and easy to get fit.
  • 5 high-energy dance workouts and 1 Dance Conditioning workout give
    you all the calorie-burning benefits of a great cardio workout while
    using every muscle in your body to fire up your metabolism.
  • No complicated moves, no weights or equipment—just follow along for
    30 minutes.
  • Dancing to country music is such a blast, it barely feels like a workout!
  • Autumn’s foolproof portion-control container system and Eating Plan let you lose weight by eating what you want in just the right amounts. 

Challenge Packs

Before you dance off the pounds with Country Heat, you’ll want to fire
up your nutrition to help you get the best results from every workout. In addition, you’ll want the support you need to achieve your health and fitness goals. That’s where the Country Heat Challenge Pack comes in. Start your fitness journey with these all-in-one packages:

Country Heat and Shakeology Challenge Pack:

  • Country Heat Base Kit
  • Your first 30-day supply of Shakeology*
  • FREE 30-day premium trial membership in the Team Beachbody Club, so you can stream your workouts with Beachbody On Demand.† 

What makes Country Heat unique?

Country Heat features the hottest country music—once you hear it, you have to start moving! There’s no choreography
to remember, just follow along for a cardio workout that will keep you burning calories for 30 minutes. And when you add Autumn’s strength-building Dance Conditioning workout and portion-control nutrition plan, you’ll see why even people who think they don’t like exercise will love dancing to Country Heat.

Autumn Calabrese is your personal trainer.
Autumn Calabrese is a celebrity fitness trainer, professionally trained dancer, nationally ranked bikini competitor, and working mom. Her breakthrough hit workout 21 Day Fix® and follow-up 21 Day Fix EXTREME® have been Beachbody’s top- selling programs for the past two years, and her FIXATE® cookbook has sold more than 350,000 copies. She is also co-creator of the recently launched The Master’s Hammer and ChiselTM workout program.

She has held certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA). 


Monday, March 28, 2016

Feta, Sundried Tomato and Lentil Salad

I made this Feta, Sundried tomato and Lentil salad for Easter brunch yesterday and well, it's AMAZING!!!! 

It's super quick and easy to make - try it out, SHARE the recipe to houseboats for your friends and then let me know what you think!! 

12 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried thyme, ground
1 cup drained coarsely chopped sun dried tomatoes packed in oil (I use Trader Joe's which has Italian seasonings)
4 cups lentil (again, trader Joe's which are pre cooked!)
2 cups crumbled Feta cheese

In a large bowl whisk together oil, vinegar, thyme, tomatoes. 

Toss lentils well with dressing and gently stir in Feta and ENJOY!!!😋

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bar

One of my absolute favorite quinoa recipes, and it's for BREAKFAST! 

This quinoa, cinnamon bar is to die for! Okay, maybe not literally. But honestly, it's DELICIOUS! 

We like to top ours with all natural peanut butter or almond butter and a few berries (your choice) and it's just delicious and perfect! 

You can also make these ahead of time and refrigerate through the week.

I typically make two batches and then freeze the second, in small Pyrex containers with 2-3 bars in each. 

My kids (19 months and 4) and my husband even approve! So I consider this a grand slam!

Here is the recipe, ENJOY! 


2 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked and cooled

4 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup almond milk
1/3 cup maple syrup (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and place the quinoa in a large mixing bowl. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with lightly greased parchment.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until thoroughly combined. Add maple syrup (if using) and whisk.

  3. Add egg mixture to cooked and cooled quinoa. Stir with a large spoon to combine. Pour into the parchment-lined baking dish and spread it around to ensure that it’s even.

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until set and golden.

  5. Using parchment, remove bake from pan as soon as possible so that it doesn’t steam.

  6. Cool completely and cut into squares. Serve with a dollop of nut butter.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

90 Days to Excellence - Beachbody Leadership Training, with Craig Holiday

I am SO excited to have found these mp3 recordings from Criag Holiday's trainings! 
I have hears so many other Top Coaches, such as Traci Morrow, Melanie Mitro and Scotty Hobbs dote on the amazingness, clarity and time management strategies that comes from Craig Holiday's  trainings - I can't wait to get started myself!

TAKE THIS TRAINING WEEK BY WEEK and spend time applying each into your business. You may also benefit from having an accountability buddy, and your own coach is always available to you for that!
Here we go:
Week 1: Getting started right.
Week 2: Why Relational Marketing?
Week 3: 10 Points to a Great Leader.
Week 4: Managing Your Time.
Week 5: How to Start a New Coach.
Week 6: Passion- The Defining Difference.
Week 7: The Glue- What Holds this Business Together.
Week 8: Self Esteem- “Hand Me Downs” and Overcoming the Past.
I would love to hear what you experienced in your Beachbody Business after applying these strategies, share in a comment below!!!

RECIPE: Watermelon Mint & Feta Salad

I found this recipe off of pinterest a few summers ago, but just couldn't get myself to actually try it. This weekend (Memorial Day weekend!), we have a party or cookout to be at every single day. I needed something quick and easy that I could either make in bulk OR quickly, each day, to take as a side dish. 
I finally caved and tried this out today and Oh. My. Gosh! I don't know WHY I waited so long! It's absolutely delicious, no cooking involved and takes less than 10 minutes to make this salad. 
I had my three year old son and husband try it out and even they loved it! Give it a try, I promise, it will be a favorite at your table or party.

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1 dash hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco®) (optional; to taste)
3½ cups cubed watermelon
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 2½ oz.)
3 Tbsp. chopped sweet onion (like Maui or Vidalia)
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1. Combine oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and hot sauce (if desired) in a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.
2. Combine watermelon, cheese, onion, and mint in a large serving bowl.
3. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to blend.

RECIPE: Sweet Potato and Roasted Red Pepper Bisque

I LOVE this soup/bisque recipe from the Ultimate Reset. The recipe below is ingredients for ONE serving. I typically multiply everything by 4 so if I'm NOT on the reset, I can serve my family and if I AM on the reset, I can have soup ready for lunch and dinner when needed!

  • 1 sweet potato (aka garnet yam)
  • ¼ red bell pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1 tsp. finely grated peeled ginger root
  • 1½ tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. miso paste, diluted in 1 tsp. hot water
  • Tamari or Bragg® Liquid Aminos, Himalayan salt, and herbal seasoning (to taste)
Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Cook in boiling water until tender. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, roast a whole red bell pepper on gas stovetop or grill, turning frequently until evenly charred on the outside OR in your oven at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 10 minutes or until skin is charred.
Put pepper in bowl and cover with towel for 10 minutes to steam. Clean off skin and seeds by running under cool water. Remove seeds, cut in quarters, and chop one quarter into ½-inch cubes. (Set remainder of pepper aside for another use.)Place sweet potato, pepper, broth or water, ginger, oil, and miso in blender. (If you want chunky soup, set aside some chunks of pepper.) Blend thoroughly, adding more liquid to achieve desired soup consistency. Transfer to a pot and gently heat on low until hot. Add tamari or aminos, salt, and seasoning as desired.