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Beachbody Coach Lingo Explained

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Becoming a new coach can be overwhelming. There is a lot of stuff to learn, and a ton of new terms that are specific to coaching that you just might now understand. I have created this cheat sheet for new coaches to explain some of these terms. These are not ALL the terms, but as a new coach these will be helpful to understand. 

21 Day Fix Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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These cookies are great if you are on the 21 day fix and need a treat! I do not make them often just because I would rather use my yellow containers for something more filling, but on the weekends I will have cookies instead if I feel the need. These were really easy to make, and tasted good! 
INGREDIENTS (makes 8 servings, 2 cookies each) Container Equivalents (per serving): One Yellow Container Non stick cooking spray1 cup old fashioned rolled oats2 tsp. ground cinnamon1/4 tsp. sea salt2 ripe bananas, mashed 1/4 cup golden raisins1/4 cup chopped raw walnutsDIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Lightly coat baking sheet with spray. Set aside. Combine oats, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well. Add bananas, raisins, and walnuts; mix well. Drop by heaping Tbsp. onto prepared baking sheet; flatten cookies with a spatula.Bake for 14-15 minutes or until firm. 


Crockpot Superfood Soup

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The weather is getting colder, and I was craving soup. I am always freezing and absolutely love soup! I googled some clean eating soup recipes, and decided to try out this Slow Cooked Superfood Soup from a website called skinnyms.com. It hit the spot! To me it tasted like minestrone, but with sweet potato, and no pasta. I think next time around I will use some more sweet potato, make some homemade chips, add some avocado and ground turkey and do a little spin on nachos. I really liked this one because it was super easy to make, had a ton of veggies and you won't get bored because you could add things to it to make it different. Maybe some whole wheat pasta, for the italian feel, or chips and ground meat for a mexican feel. Either way, it was delicious, it kept me warm, and fed me for 3 days straight so I highly recommend it!
INGREDIENTS:

2 cups sliced carrots1 large sweet potato, cut into cubes1 cup green beans1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped1 small onion, diced1 clove garlic, minced…

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups

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My friend Liz made this peanut butter cup recipe up so that we could enjoy some halloween candy, the clean eating way. They were so good !!
What you need: Mini muffin tin5 Tbsp. coconut oilall natural peanut butter1-2 scoops chocolate Shakeology
Directions: Grease the muffin tin with coconut oil.Melt 5 table spoons of coconut oil.Once melted add 1-2 scoops of Shakeology, and stir together until mixed well. (we say 1-2 because we found that the thicker consistency worked better).Place a small amount in each tin so that it covers the bottom, and place into the freezer for about 10 minutes.Once the mixture is frozen, remove from the freezer, and add 1-2 tsp. of all  natural peanut butter to the top. Cover each tin with another scoop of the chocolate mixture, and place back into the freezer for another 10 minutes. Remove from freezer, and remove from tin. Be very careful removing the peanut butter cup from the tin because they break easily (although still tasty). We let them sit for a couple …

Beachbody Fitness Programs for Beginners

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Workout Programs for Beginners

P90



This is basically the pre cursor to P90X. It is the P90X without the extreme. It is a 90 day program that is meant for ALL fitness levels. The workouts are simple, doable, and made to change your body right away regardless of your age or fitness level. 

This is a 90 day program, and the workouts are 45 minutes or less. You will need resistance bands or weights to do them. If you are using weights I recommend getting a lighter set and a heavier set. 

Trainer: Tony Horton
Length: 90 Days, 6 days a week. Workouts range from 25-45 minutes.
Modifier: Yes for every exercise 
Weights/resistance bands needed: Yes





PIYO






PIYO is a low-impact, high intensity workout that meshes pilates and yoga. It is meant to get you a lean, defined physique without bulking, or straining your joints. There are no weights needed, you will use your own body weight. No jumping, just results. 

Trainer: Chalene Johnson
Length: 60 days, workouts range from 18-45 minutes.
Modifier: Yes
Weights/res…

Homemade Apple Chips

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In honor of national dessert day, and the fact that my parents gave me a bag of apples, I decided to test out this apple chip recipe for you all!


INGREDIENTS:

ApplesCinnamoncoconut oilDIRECTIONS: Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees F.Cut apples in half, remove seeds, and slice into chips as thinly as possible.Put in pan and sprinkle with cinnamon.Put them in the oven and bake for 30-45 minutes. Turn them over and bake for another 30-45 minutes.

5 Tips on Choosing a Coach that is right for you!

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Beachbody is growing, and it is growing fast! Every where you look there is a new coach in your newsfeed. This is an amazing because it means that people are deciding to get healthy and fit, and taking that next step to help others get healthy and fit as well. There is not a shortage of coaches out there to choose from when you decide to take the plunge. The programs, and the nutrition are a huge part of your journey, but I 100% believe that it is those two things PLUS your coach that will get you to your goal. Today I wanted to talk about WHY it is important to put some thought into who you choose as a coach, and offer some things to consider when making that choice.
Things to consider:


1.) Do you like that person as a human being?
This may seem a little basic, but it's true! Going through a coach is going to help you be more successful in your program, but you have to make sure you actually like that person as a human being first. If you go through a coach who you don't like as…

How I Afforded Shakeology.

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Let's face it, right now in our country many people are feeling some serious stress when it comes to money. Money is tight, and we just aren't spending it like we use to. When I was first approached about shakeology, my first thought was, "there is no way I can afford that". You see, I had really been wanting to make a change within myself and start getting healthy and fit. I was working a 9-5 job and then would spend 3 hours a day at the gym. One would think the 3 hours in the gym would be making a difference right? Wrong. I wasn't seeing the results I had hope to, and I now know that is because physically working out is only a small portion of getting healthy and fit. A friend of mine introduced me to a coach who was starting a challenge group, and she told me all about the at home programs, and shakeology. I thought it was great, but I didn't have the money....or so I thought. This is how I afforded my first challenge pack, and shakeology every month there…

3 Tips to get through the Holidays

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Lets face it, October is when it starts. The halloween candy has been on the shelves for over a month now. Every where we turn there will be a snickers, reeses, or candy corn. For me, this is PURE EVIL! I LOVE reeses peanut butter cups!! The day after Halloween every one is trying to get rid of their Halloween candy....and then comes November....and Thanksgiving. It's the biggest feast of the year, the weather is colder, and your mind is onto holidays, shopping, family, cooking, school parties, black Friday, reunions and everything else under the sun. It is NOT focused on your own personal health. Then comes December and holiday parties, feasts, cocktails, and desserts. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this time of year. I look forward to my stuffed artichoke on Thanksgiving, and the feast of the seven fishes on Christmas eve, but I do NOT look forward to feeling tired, out of shape, and unhealthy which tends to happen during this time. You don't have to feel that way…