Berry Quinoa Parfait

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Berry Quinoa Parfait

Makes 4 servings, about 2 1/4 cups each
Total time 20 min Prep time 20 min
Containers per serving: 💜❤️💛

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
3 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup

1. Evenly layer quinoa, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, yogurt and honey in a tall glass. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

2. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Recipe via Beachbody’s Hammer and Chisel Nutrition guide.

Chili Spiced Chicken Salad

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I’m starting something new! I hear this a lot, what do I make and I get bored with the same recipes. My thought on that is research what you love and make it part of your plan.

Great news!! I’m here to help you! I’m going to try and post a recipe everyday before noon and post will look similar to what you see so you can find it. If there is anything you want me to focus on let me know.

This is my favorite go to lunch meal.

Chili Spiced Chicken Salad

Makes 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Total time: 15 min
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🌟Ingredients 🌟

3 TBSP low fat plain greek yogurt
2 TBSP fresh lime juice
1 tsp ground chili powder
1 tsp raw honey
3 cups chopped grilled chicken breast, boneless skinless
1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
8 large lettuce leaves. I use romaine
2 cups fresh baby spinach

🌟Combine yogurt, lime juice, chili powder and honey in small bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside; this will be the dressing.
🌟Combine, chicken, onion, pumpkin seeds and dressing; toss gently to blend.
🌟 Top 4 serving plates each with two lettuce leaves. Top evenly with spinach and chicken salad; serve immediately.

Recipe via Beachbody’s Hammer and Chisel nutrition guide. 💞

HEALTHY CHEESY ZUCCHINI SPINACH QUESADILLAS

CHEESY ZUCCHINI SPINACH QUESADILLAS
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Your kids will actually REQUEST this dinner, even though it is chock full of veggies!
Author: Kristin @ DizzyBusyandHungry.com
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small green zucchini, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large or 2 small yellow zucchini, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ tablespoon minced garlic (add more if you really like garlic!)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 large tortillas (burrito size)
  • 1 bag baby spinach (can use frozen spinach in a pinch, just thaw it first)
  • 8 ounces shredded colby and monterey jack cheese
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Warm the olive oil over medium heat, then add the green and yellow squash and garlic and cook until softened but not mushy, about 5-8 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Brush or spray one side of a tortilla with a little bit of olive oil. Place in a skillet pre-heated over medium heat, with the oil side down. Cook 2-3 minutes until golden brown on the bottom, then remove.
  3. Brush or spray one side of another tortilla with olive oil. Place in the skillet, oil side down. Moving quickly, distribute about ¼ of the cooked zucchini, spread a layer of spinach over the zucchini, then sprinkle about ¼ of the shredded cheese over the whole thing.
  4. Top with the browned tortilla (browned side up). Cook for a few minutes until the bottom tortilla is golden brown on the bottom and the cheese is melted.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 to prepare each of the remaining 3 servings.

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Flat Belly Smoothie

I am my own worst enemy and getting frustrated at losing my midsection pooch. This brings me to doing more research. I do live a 80/20 lifestyle and don’t plan to change this but looking to tone my stomach for my cruise in 20 days!! I found this smoothie recipe and plan to give it a try! I thought I would share with you all.

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Flat Belly Smoothie

Ingredients

3 ounces vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup kale
3/4 cup water

Directions

1. Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix until smooth.
2. Enjoy immediately.

Recipe from popsugar.com

The 21 Day Fix If You’re Not Seeing Progress: What to Change

The 21 Day Fix If You’re Not Seeing Progress: What to Change

If you’ve been a follower of mine for very long, you know I love the 21 day fix!!  I’ve personally lost 25 pounds using the program, and it’s always the first program I recommend to new clients because it helps them learn how to eat clean foods, in the correct portion sizes, without the madness of counting calories.  It’s been life changing for so many of my clients.  Every week, I get comments like these:

“My scale finally went down after only one week on the program–I’m down 3 pounds!  I’m a happy girl!”

“Lost 2 pounds last week and my energy has skyrocketed!  I love the results when I get in all my containers.”

“I can feel a big difference in my energy.  I have gone from 190 lbs to 175 in 6 weeks.  I’ve been able to sleep better at night, my mind is less foggy and more focused.”

“Thank you for all you are doing. I have never felt so empowered and that real change is possible.”

“Day 7 0f 21 Day Fix.  I’ve already lost 6 pounds and 8 inches!”

“I just finished my 3rd round of 21 Day Fix and I’m 35 pounds lighter!!”

Occasionally, I have a client who doesn’t see the progress they were hoping for, so, if that’s you, keep reading because I’m going to suggest some tweaks you can make to help you start to see results.

 

First of all, I don’t recommend making any changes until you’ve done two full rounds of the program.  This allows your body time to adjust to the workouts and to give your metabolism a reset.  Often women come into this program after trying diet after diet, many of which are low in calories.  If you’ve been operating from a dieting mindset that fewer calories is the way to lose weight, it’s likely that your metabolism is sluggish and confused.  Our bodies operate efficiently when they get the calories they need.

THINGS TO CONSIDER:

  • Your body is putting on muscle, so you’ll likely see inches lost before you see the scale go down.  So make sure you’re tracking your measurements as well.  You don’t need to take measurements or step on the scale every week.  At the beginning and end of your program is enough.  It’s hard for many people when they step on the scale and don’t see the results they are expecting.  It can really throw them off track, so put away your scale.  Just trust the program, and know the results will come.
  • You’ll likely experience soreness the first few weeks on the program, and every time you increase your weights as well.  This type of soreness is thought to be caused by tissue breakdown or microscopic tears in muscle tissue. When this happens, the body protects the tissue. The muscle becomes inflamed and slightly swollen due to fluid retention. This temporary retention of fluid can result in a 3- to 4-pound weight gain within a few weeks of a new program.
  • Make sure you’re drinking all of your water.  Every function in your body, weight loss and muscle repair included, requires water.

TWEAKS YOU CAN MAKE:

1)  Eat your yellow (carbs) and purple (fruit) containers earlier in the day.

2) Eat fruits that are lower in sugar.  Choose berries, apples, pears, peaches, cherries, plums, and oranges.  Limit bananas, watermelon, mango, pineapple, dates, and dried fruit.

3) Consider eliminating dairy.  Dairy causes inflammation in many people and they don’t even realize it.

4) Replace one of your yellow containers with another red or green container.

5) Make sure you always have a protein (red) and healthy fat (tsp., blue, or orange) with every yellow container.  This will change the speed at which your body assimilates the sugar into your bloodstream.

6) Try to avoid eating fruit (purple) alone.  Add some healthy fat or protein.

7) Don’t go to bed hungry.  Save one of your red containers to eat as an after dinner snack.

8) Make sure you’re eating all of the healthy fats (tsps.) that you’re allowed.  Healthy fats speed up the weight-loss process.

9) Eat one bigger meal each week.  Don’t use this as a “cheat meal”.  Stick with the foods in the program, but eat a few more calories for one meal during the week.  This gives your metabolism a boost and keeps your body from thinking you’re starving it.

10)  In each of the food lists, the foods are listed in order of how healthy they are for your body.  So, pick foods toward the top of the list most of the time.

11)  Make sure you’re not just going through the motions when you exercise.  Boosting intensity can increase fat loss, so push yourself.  If you’re modifying, try the full exercise for a few seconds before lowering down to the modification.

12)  You should be slightly sore after each workout.  If you’re not, consider increasing the size of weights you’re using.

13)  Avoid processed foods.  If you’ve let some processed foods slip in, this can really halt your progress.  Make sure you’re eating foods as close to their natural form as possible.  Brown rice, steel-cut oats, wholegrain bread, whole fruits, fresh vegetables, etc.

14) Be wary of using a lot of canned foods.  They always have extra sodium which can affect water retention.

15)  CHEW your food.  You miss out on a lot of nutrients and make digestion hard on your body when you don’t adequately chew your food.  Put your fork down between bites and focus on enjoying, and thoroughly chewing, each bite.

TWEAKING YOUR MINDSET:

Mindset plays a HUGE part in weight loss.  Be very careful to stay away from a controlling mindset.  If you constantly feel stressed and wonder if you’re doing everything “right,” it’s time to relax.  The program works.  I have hundreds of client stories that prove it.  And none of those clients have eaten perfectly or never missed a workout.  Do your best, but don’t stress about every little thing.

Anytime you start to feel that controlling mindset slipping in, breathe, then ask yourself what you could do in that specific situation to feel more supported.  Make the best decision you can in that moment for your physical, mental, and emotional health.  Sometimes that means missing your workout, or going to bed early, or having a treat.  Do the very best you can, and let that be enough!

 

Avoid the perfection trap and having an all or nothing mindset.  It’s impossible to be perfect and you’re setting yourself up for failure if you try.  This program is very flexible and works even with a few bad days here and there.  The key is to focus on always making the healthiest choice, and if you mess up, or have an off day, just get right back up and keep on moving.  If you miss a workout, there’s no need to do two to make up for it tomorrow.  That goes back to trying to be in control.

Have the mindset that you’re making a lifestyle change. Its not just a diet for 21 days!

Also, remember that changes happen from the inside out.  Remarkable changes are taking place on the inside that you can’t see:

  • “Good” enzymes are increasing
  • Energy-producing mitochondria are multiplying
  • Your cholesterol is falling
  • Your arteries are clearing
  • Your blood vessels are becoming more efficient
  • Your muscles are getting stronger
  • Your bone density is improving

Clearly, the scale is not a sufficient way of measuring success. As these internal changes happen, your external progress accelerates. Some people just start out needing more internal changes than others, because of their prior lifestyle, long-term yo-yo dieting, and other factors. Please understand that if you’re following the the program, the progress is happening, whether it’s obvious or not.

So don’t force the numbers. They’ll come. Your job is to follow the plan and do your best each day.  And if you do that today, see that as succeeding. If instead, you insist on measuring your success by whether or not the scale shows progress today, you’re creating a game you can lose. In Steven Covey’s words, “you’re putting yourself in the position of trying to manage consequences rather than actions.”

Remember–the program works.  Have faith and do your part.  Do troubleshoot. Do review your workouts, food choices, portion sizes, and meal plans. But make every day a game you can win.

If you have any questions about your specific situation, I’m happy to help you review your dieting history and figure out which of the above tweaks might work for you!  If you’re doing the 21 Day Fix and don’t already have a coach, contact me, I’m happy to help.

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Wish you had more energy?!👣

Want to lose 5 or 50 lbs?!👗

Want to be able to run around with your kids and not feel out of breath after 1 round of hide & seek?!🐢

I have a challenge group starting Monday and I want you to be a part of it! Don’t let the holidays be another excuse!! Excuses will always be there.

This group offers:
🌟Simple, real life meal plan with REAL food
🌟30 minute legit workouts on DVD with modification
🌟24/7 support, motivation & accountability
🌟Recipes for the whole family
🌟30 day supply of the best, convenient nutrition of Shakeology
🌟PRIVATE online group where you can go with your struggles, excitements, questions & frustrations!

👉‼If you commit to the group starting next week, I will GIVE you what is shown in the picture, a $25 Target gift card, a Fixate cookbook with 100 recipes and a workout headband!! 🤓

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Dream Big and Follow your Passion

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Dreams don’t have over night. Having passion for something is the best feeling. Going after that passion is my why for coaching.

Where was over a year ago? I was not happy in my own skin, I didn’t have energy and I was struggling to keep up with my finances. I have debt that I’m not proud of and something needed to be done. Beachbody has given me this amazing opportunity to be happier with my health and fitness and now financially. Being a nurse I have always made money but strapped to my debt from the past that I’m slowly getting out of. This is a heavy weight on my shoulders and I was stuck.

Lets start with why I started. Have you been offered an opportunity and just had this feeling that you are doing the right thing? When I started in a challenge group my coach Brittney got me in, I was lost in my own health and fitness. I was not happy and 20 pounds over what I was comfortable with. After the 21 day fix challenge, I lost 10 pounds and unwanted inches. If you ask Mike, he will tell you I was disappointed, why because this is a number world and it wasn’t enough in my mind. If I would have stopped here, I would have bounced back and gained the weight back going back to eating like crap and working out minimally. Here I am today, happy, Mike and I eat a 80/20 clean diet (can’t be perfect) and I am in the best shape I have been probably ever.

The new me is maintaining a healthy weight, could always tone up and get stronger but I feel great. I am migraine FREE thanks to clean eating and daily shakeology. I am IBS “cured”, I feel amazing and I want this for you.

Seeing messages in my challenge groups, getting personal messages saying, “Its because of you,” is why I keep going. These groups and my challengers, coaches still keep me accountable!! A message that sticks in my head yesterday was from a beautiful coach on my team. She said, “Great workout today! Weighed myself yesterday and I’m down a WHOLE 12 lbs!! Thanks for pushing me everyday ladies!” So amazing!! People are changing their lives and family’s because of these groups.

A raw truth about my finances and what Beachbody is doing to get me to financial freedom. Last year I was hit hard at tax season and had to make secure payments in order to get by. I started by wanting to make money to pay my shakes and have that extra money so I don’t have to live each paycheck rolling bills into the next check. I now have a double savings, crazy I know and working towards paying off my credit card debt and most importantly student loans. I can’t wait and having this extra income has gave me this chance.

The feeling I had when I paid of the last 800 to the IRS and didn’t have to continue to pay interest of $35 plus monthly fees, not getting anywhere. Paying my LP bill in full almost 1200 when normally I would pay payments for the 3-4 months. Buying my almost brand new tires for $900 to keep myself safe through the winter and not having to charge it. Just having a cushion, makes me feel so amazing and knowing I am helping people because of this is life changing.

That is just the beginning! Being able to pay cash for my brand new MacBook Pro was a moment I won’t forget. I was sweating like crazy spending that kind of money that I know I didn’t have to charge. Just knowing that I’m not continuing to create more bills is worth everything!

Why do I do messages like these? My why is to help you. Do you have health and fitness goals and have been on a roller coaster like I have in the past and have tried everything?? I was there. I can help you!!!

Do you have passion to help others and want to be financially stable and present for your family?? Do you want to make $200 extra a month or even week? Leave your stressful job, be your own boss and live life around positive people. Have extra money so you don’t have to charge your credit card for the holidays?

The positive energy from my team, the FREE trips (Nashville in July, Cruise to Jamaica/Haiti in March and MORE, road to financial freedom and be on the Top 10 team in the business of over 380,000 coaches meaning training from the BEST!!

Message me! What are you waiting for? Like my posts, spread the news because this life is amazing and somebody pinch me. Thanks to all who support me!!

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WE are going to the top and I’m so happy to have these beautiful people on my side. Shout out to my amazing team PassionRx, thank you for being you and I’m super pumped about our future together. Sky is the limit and dream BIG!

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