Sunday, November 15, 2015

RECIPE} 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

just made these chocolate peanut butter cups and stuck them in the freezer to help kick any cravings that pop up this week.

Guess what? They are only 3 ingredients and totally 21 Day Fix Approved!!! 

So.... Here you go ladies!


4 TB Organic Extra Virgin Coconut oil
8 TB of Chocolate (Vegan) Shakeology
4 tsp of natural peanut butter

Place 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds until the coconut oil is liquified.

Stir in 4 tablespoons of chocolate shakeology.

 Divide the chocolate mixture evenly between 24 spots in a mini muffin tin. 

Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.

The place 1/2tsp of PB in center of each "cup".

Melt the remaining coconut oil in the microwave. Stir in the remaining chocolate shakeology in and pour on top, covering the PB. 

Place the muffin tin back in the freezer and leave it in there for at least 15 minutes.

The chocolate cups will slide easily out of the tin. Store in the fridge or freezer!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

How to Quickly Cut a Watermelon into Chunks

I'm a mom of two and my kids LOVE watermelon. I however always hated buying it because I felt like it took me forever to cut it up, it was messy and honestly... I just hated it. So I turned to pre-diced watermelon at the grocery store and that.. well that got expensive REAL quick. My kids could eat an entire container in one sitting and at $3-5 a pop, totally unrealistic. 

After a lot of trial and error, I realized that THIS way of cutting a watermelon was actually quick, easy, way less messy and fairly painless! So, I now share it with all of you!

Monday, June 15, 2015

All About the Beachbody Ultimate Reset

What is the Beachbody Ultimate Reset®?
The Beachbody Ultimate Reset® is a comprehensive, no-starvation, inner-body tune-up that offers much more than the typical cleanse and detox programs on the market. The Ultimate Reset not only helps you eliminate toxins and waste gently and naturally, but it also maximizes your cellular energy production, helping your body process food more efficiently and your systems run more smoothly.* 

You’ll replace the processed foods you’ve been eating with healthy foods. You’ll eat cleanly—possibly for the first time in your life—and take supplements designed to help your body remove from your cells and organs toxins that you’ve been taking in for decades.

The Beachbody Ultimate Reset is a complete, three-phase, 21-day mind and body program that provides everything you need to:*
Reclaim your body’s natural balance
Release the harmful materials you may be storing within you 

Restore your system to its maximum health

“The Beachbody Ultimate Reset is a program designed to help your inside get into amazing shape, just like your outside.”
—Carl Daikeler CEO, Beachbody

Participants have experience the following Benefits*

• Flush toxins from organs
• A more positive mood and better focus
• Eliminated dependencies on sugar and caffeine
• Improved digestion
• Weight loss (improved BMI)
• Improved overall health
• Increased energy
• Lowered cholesterol

The Beachbody Ultimate Reset is a breakthrough program that will help you gently restore your body to its “original factory settings” so you can feel, look, and be healthier.

Why Reset?
Our environment has become more and more toxic. Our bodies absorb pollution and harmful chemicals all our lives, along with the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. These toxins can get stored in our bodies, clogging our cells and slowing down their natural functions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average American has approximately 219 toxic chemicals stored in his body, primarily in fat cells. This toxic overload can help lead to premature aging, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. In fact, the American Cancer Society® states that 75 to 80% of cancer deaths are linked to environmental factors like toxins.
It’s not enough just to work out and eat right. At Beachbody®, we realized we had to take a break from the everyday and find a way to get those toxins out of our bodies. Along with getting in shape on the outside, we had to start getting healthy on the inside.* We decided it was time for a Reset. 

How does the Ultimate Reset work?*
The Ultimate Reset is a 21-day program, but it’s helpful to think of it in three distinct phases, each 1 week long:
• Phase One: RECLAIM your body, accessing its inner chemistry and preparing for change.
• Phase Two: RELEASE the toxic compounds that are stored within your tissues.
• Phase Three: RESTORE your metabolism to maximum efficiency.
After just 21 days, you should feel dramatically better physically, mentally, and emotionally. Will it be challenging? Sometimes. But just as Beachbody’s workouts aren’t the easiest fitness programs you can do, the Ultimate Reset may also require some extra effort. In return, it can deliver extraordinary results. And keep in mind that no matter how challenging you may find it, you’ll have your Coach and the entire Team Beachbody® community in your corner to help you through.
Once you complete your 21-day program, you’ll have a “transitioning back” period, during which you’ll be guided back into life after the Ultimate Reset. You’ll get advice on food and exercise, along with helpful tips on how to maintain—and continue to build on—the great work you’ve accomplished.

Who can benefit from the Ultimate Reset?
Why choose the Ultimate Reset?*
People who want more energy and mental clarity
The Ultimate Reset helps restore your body’s natural vitality and energy levels, helping to end dependence on sugar and caffeine.
People having trouble with their digestion and/or elimination
The Ultimate Reset helps restore your internal system to its “factory settings,” helping to improve and regulate your body’s digestive processes and enhancing nutrient absorption.
Overweight people
The Ultimate Reset helps replace foods that aren’t optimal with detoxifying supplements and a vegetarian-based meal plan to help jump-start your healthy weight loss, so you can see dramatic results in just 21 days.
People looking to take better care of themselves
The Ultimate Reset helps you tune in to your body’s natural state of health, helping you release toxins while you learn what you really need to know to feel great.
People who want to reduce the likelihood of disease, and work at improving their overall well-being
The Ultimate Reset helps you take a break from chemical additives and hard-to-digest foods like processed foods, red meat, and dairy, helping return your body to its “factory settings” and begin to improve your well-being.
Elite athletes who need to take a break so their bodies can begin
to recover

The Ultimate Reset helps your muscles begin to repair and your body begin to heal, helping you work toward restoring your body’s natural energy levels and helping you prime for better performance.

What the Beachbody Ultimate Reset is NOT:
  • A starvation diet (you’ll eat three filling, healthy meals every day)
  • An abrupt cleanse that’s hard on the body (the supplements work together gradually to gently shift your body’s internal settings)*
  • A laxative-based, colon-focused cleanse, which fails to truly detoxify the whole body (you won’t be running to the bathroom every hour!)
    How is the Beachbody Ultimate Reset different from other cleanse programs?
    The Ultimate Reset isn’t a crash diet or a processed-food meal replacement. It’s an integrated, whole-body reset solution—a step-by-step program that lets you have real food along with the specially formulated supplements that are included. It also teaches you to engage in conscious living techniques that help you detoxify and restore your body. You’ll not only help return your metabolism to optimal function, you’ll learn conscious self-care behaviors that can help you maintain better health, even after your Reset.* 

    Ultimate Reset
    Dr. Junger’s
    Clean ProgramTM
    Cleansing & Fat Burning System
    RESET Weight Management Program
    Cleanse Duration
    21 days
    21 days
    30 days
    5 days
    Includes Supplements
    Includes Shakes and Bars
    Meal Plan and Cooking DVD
    Consume at Least 1,500 Calories a Day
    Body and Mind Detox
    Clinically Tested Results
    Support: Online Participant Portal
    Support: From me and Peer's

    If you have questions about this program, please feel free to contact me. If you are ready to get started and join my next 21 Day Support Group, Click HERE or shoot me a message and let's get you going!  

Join Me for a Virtual Open House June 17!

Have you ever wondered what exactly is it that I do for a living? 

How is it that I am able to be a stay-at-home-mom and make a full time income? 
How do I get to spend my summers at the pool, take my kids to gymnastics, visit the zoo, museums, play dates, vacations galore and never be chained to a desk?

Believe me, I never thought this was possible. I have always been a skeptic. A logical person who knew that you could never "have it all"... but now I know, that's just not true. 

When I started working this business, I was just hoping for an extra $100 a month to pay for my shakeology. With my first paycheck, I tripled that. So then I was hoping for an extra $100 a week. In the last two years, I've been able to fully replace my previous full-time income as a membership coordinator and events planner. In the last two years, I've blown myself away with what I've been able to achieve and that I'm still able to be at home with my kiddos and enjoying life. 

Are you looking for financial freedom? 
Have you ever wanted to be your own boss?
Do you want to travel and take more vacations?
Are you hoping to find freedom within your own life and live by design?
Have you been on a path of fitness and health or looking to start?
Do you want to help others reach their fitness and financial goals and change their lives?
Are you willing to WORK for it?

If you have said yes to ANY of the questions above, this could be opportunity knocking and exactly what you are looking for. Join me and my team for an online, virtual Open House this week, Wednesday, June 17-Friday, June 19. 

There is no obligation and no pressure. Just hang out with us, get your questions answered and learn about the business, what we do and how YOU can get started and be successful. 

If you are interested, please send me an email at OR send me a friend request on Facebook and send me a private message so I can add you to the group.

If you are at all intrigued, don't wait or put it off. Trust me, you'll only be mad you didn't start sooner.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

RECIPE: Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf

I'm someone who never thought I could eat Vegan and definitely didn't want to even think about trying something like lentils. But, the Ultimate Reset opened my eyes to SO may delicious options. I have NO intention of going vegan, but every once in a while, it's nice to give your body a break and... reset! 

This recipe is a great go-to lunch or dinner with lots of protein, good carbs, and just tastes delicious! As with all recipes from the Ultimate Reset, this serves ONE. SO I multiply it (MEAL PREP) so I can have it multiple times while on the reset and while NOT on the Reset, I can use it as a meal with my family

  • 1/12 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium carrot, diced
  • 1/2 medium stalk celery, diced
  • 1/4 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 tsp ground smoked paprika
  • 1 dash group cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa 
  • 1/4 cup cooked lentils 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add carrot, celery, onion, bell pepper, paprika, cumin, and turmeric; cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until tender.  

Add quinoa, lentils, lemon peel, lemon juice, and parsley to cooked vegetables; heat over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.  

Fluff with fork and serve.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

RECIPE: Lentil Lime Salad

I'm loving trying new recipes, to shake things up.  This recipe comes from the Ultimate Reset and it DELICIOUS!  It's great for a lunch or afternoon snack!  Also a great option for vegetarian or vegans!!

(Serves 1)
1 cup of cooked green lentils
1 medium carrot, shredded (or diced)
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1-1/2 tsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp Bragga liquid Aminos
Himalayan Salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin (to taste, optional)

Combine lentils, carrot, cilantro, oil, lime juice, Bragg Liquid Aminos, salt, cumin in a bowl; toss gently to blend.  

Cover and marinate in fridge for 2 hours before serving - then enjoy!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Is Shakeology Safe While Pregnant or Nursing?

I'm a Beachbody Coach, a mother of two and a nursing mother. I started drinking Shakeology while still nursing my first and continue to drink it during my second pregnancy and while nursing her.  So, you can understand that I've been asked a LOT whether it’s safe to consume Shakeology while pregnant or nursing. 

I always appreciate that the question is asked, but I can't help but wonder if this same attention is given when choosing the rest of their meals. Do they ask the same question about processed foods with dyes and preservatives - or meat that includes hormones or that infamous "pink slime"?  

Now, just to clarify, I’m not a medical professional or nutritionist, I have researched the topics extensively and I've also taken the ingredients of Shakeology to TWO gynecologists, TWO pediatricians, and ONE nutritionist. So if you aren’t interested in the details, and just want the short answer: Yes. Shakeology is safe for pregnant and nursing moms and their babies–unless the mom has a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient OR another medical condition that would prevent someone from drinking it. So for those who just want the short answer, you don’t have to read any further, but you should :)

For nerds like me, here are more of the nitty gritty details. It’s important to note that only 6 percent of all physicians in the US receive formal nutrition training (statistic quoted from the film “Food Matters”) and many do not learn about breastfeeding, either. 

I have heard time and time again, that women have been advised NOT to drink Shakeology, due to the amount of vitamin A in it. This proves to me that the doctor is only partially educated on the matter. It is true that high amounts of vitamin A in the form of retinol–which is preformed vitamin A from animal sources–have been correlated to birth defects. 

HOWEVER, the vitamin A in Shakeology is in the form of plant-based beta carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body. No studies at all have suggested that beta carotene has any correlation to birth defects. The rate of conversion of beta carotene to vitamin A is drastically reduced when higher amounts are ingested, preventing toxicity and teratogenicity. The Teratology Society concluded that beta carotene is not a teratogen (substance that causes birth defects) according to an excellent article by the Illinois Teratogen Information Service.

Shakeology is made from all natural ingredients, none of which are contraindicated for pregnancy or breastfeeding. Check out this video about where the ingredients come from. 

You should ALWAYS seek advice from a medical care provider, however–based on the fact that most gynecologists have not had formal nutrition training, it is important to find a nutritionist with the training or do your own research as well. Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions and find out the reasons for any medical advice you receive. t is important to remember that doctors do not always agree on what’s best, and they are there to advise, not the ultimate decision maker. You are the only one in charge of your body, your baby and the health of both of you!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

itFit Headbands Discount Code, Buy Two, Get One FREE

Have you seen people walking around with these big headbands on lately? Like, covering their forehead and half of their head and crazy colors and patterns? Wonder what they heck the purpose is? You are not alone. 

So first of all, this headband has a name. it's called the itFit Band and according to the web site, it's "the worlds best fitting headband".  I'll admit, i have NOT yet tried this, but I've had quite a few friends tell me they are AWESOME. 

These headbands stay in place and won't slip and slide. They are great for workouts, collecting that sweat (washing machine safe!).  Oh and you know those pesky fly-away hairs that drive you crazy as you are driving with your windows down or the wind is blowing just a tad too hard? No worries!

Added bonus, this is an American company and the product is made there also! These headbands come in a plethora of patterns and solid colors to choose from. 

The company also sells touchscreen gloves (you know so you can use your touchscreen phones and other devices while it's cold out!) and weight lifting gloves, to protect your pretty palms from ripping. I definitely grabbed a pair of those, so I can complete Body Beast without anymore sore hands!

If you are interested in trying the headbands and any of their other products out, Check out their shop and make sure to use the code: itFit 

What does that code get you? Buy TWO headbands, get a third FREE, oh and 20% off and if you spend a minimum of $25, you'll also receive FREE shipping! 

I am NOT receiving a kickback of any kind. Just sharing an offer, while it lasts. I just placed my order and figured a few of my trusty followers would enjoy it also... so be sure to pass the deal onto your friends. Sharing is caring ;)

Friday, May 15, 2015

RECIPE: Sweet Cinnamon Almonds

The perfect snack for a late night, sweet tooth craving... WITHOUT all of the guilt! Give these a try, but fair *WARNING* they are addictive ;)

1 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup Xylitol
2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
3. Mix all ingredients together & coat almonds
4. Lay almonds on a baking sheet, trying to keep them from sticking together
5. Bake for 25 minutes