Showing posts from July, 2015

What About Frozen Dinners?

Recently I was asked why I frown upon frozen meals such as Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice and Smart Ones. I want to start out by stating that 5 years ago I would have at least 10 of these frozen meals in my freezer at one time, but as I learned more about food and nutrition I completely stopped that practice!

First lets start with the names of these products. Of course products with the words Lean, Healthy, and Smart are good for us right? Not so much! In our society companies find ways to mislead consumers by using terminology that makes one THINK something is good for them when it really has limited nutritious value what so ever. Terms like 'all-natural', 'multi-grain', 'no sugar added', 'sugar free', 'zero trans fat', 'free range', 'fat free', 'made with real fruit', and 'cholesterol free' are used VERY loosely and there is no real regulation when it comes to it.

As for the specific frozen food products I mentioned…

Information OVERLOAD! CIZE, Beachbody Performance, Shakeology Boosts

We have some exciting new product releases, challenge packs, and sales that have come up since our trip to the Team Beachbody coach summit last week! There is a lot of information so I'm going to get right into it!

First off as most of you have probably noticed from the goofy videos of people trying to dance in your facebook newsfeeds, Shaun T's new dance program CIZE has been officially released. Now I will admit I was NOT expecting to like this program. I thought it was going to be too easy and that I would hardly break a sweat...I was wrong! Not only do I break a sweat but I definitely feel as if I am getting my cardio on AND improving my dance skills (maybe...). The CIZE Challenge Pack is on sale this month for $140. You can get your copy here!

Beachbody's new supplement line, Beachbody Performance has also been officially released and they have a sampler pack for you all to try! If you would like to try the sampler pack, click here! They have also added a challenge pack …

Change Your Life: How I Went From Having Social Anxiety to Rapping in Front of 25K

I am coming off of the biggest, most exciting, nerve wracking, amazing, stressful weekend of my entire life...

This past week 25,000 coaches from all over the U.S. and Canada headed to Nashville Tennessee for the Team Beachbody Coach Summit! This is a 4 day event meant to educate coaches on ways to improve, inform them about new product launches, and also just give them a chance to not only network with each other but also to work out with those very trainers we see on our televisions every day! This alone is an amazing event, but this year for me was VERY different....

Let me first give you a little back story. 5 years ago I was overcome by social anxiety. I took F's in college courses because I wouldn't present in front of people, and I NEVER spoke to people I didn't know. I always kept my head down and assumed no one wanted to talk to me. I had zero self-confidence and MAJOR social anxiety. This past weekend was a true testament of how much Beachbody can change your life …

CIZE is here!

The program everyone has been waiting for is finally released! Shaun T's new dance workout is here, and I want you to join me. Now I don't typically do these types of workouts because I really like my weights, but after ATTEMPTING to get my groove on up on stage this year at summit, I think it is something I need to do! 
I will be holding a 'Test Group' which really just means we can all go into this thing together and have each others back. This is a new program so I really have no idea what to expect other than knowing my dance moves will improve and I will get my sweat on while having fun. Just in case you need a little more information than that (I'm a fly by the seat of my pants type of girl) here is some more information on what this program entails:
This is a 4 week programWorkouts range from 30-45 minutesIt's FUN!!The Challenge Pack is on discount this month!If you want to get your CIZE challenge pack please click here!
If you want more information about th…

21 Day Fix Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

I just tried out this Quinoa and Black Bean Salad recipe from the new 21 Day Fix cookbook called Fixate that is being released next week...SO GOOD! If this is any indication as to what the rest of the book entails then we are in for a MAJOR 21 Day Fix upgrade! This will be what I bring to the next cookout I am invited to. People will have no idea that it is actually healthy for them because it tastes so good!
Serves 12 (1 cup each) Prep Time: 30min. Cooking Time: 12 min.  Container equivalents: 1 green, 2 yellow, 1.5 teaspoons 
1/3 cup Fresh lime juice1 Tbsp. ground cumin1 Tbsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)1/3 cup olive oil2 cans (15-oz. ea.) black beans drained, rinsed4 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar (ground pepper to taste; optional)4 cups water2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped1 medium orange bell pepper, finely chopped1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped1 (10-oz.) bag frozen corn, thawed1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped


FIXATE Cookbook: Get yours Free!

Have you heard about the new 21 Day Fix Cookbook being released July 14th called Fixate? Our favorite Beachbody trainer Autumn Calabrese has combined 101 of her favorite family recipes into a cookbook color-coded equivalents and all! 
I for one am very excited for this book to come out because as a coach one of the most common complaints I hear about the Fix is that people get bored with their options. I actually find it entertaining to try to create my own Fix approved recipes, but I can see why others wouldn't. This book is giving us 101 more meals to choose from! 
Also, Autumn says she implemented lots of her family recipes and from what I know she is Italian like myself. I am hoping there are some Italian favorites in there that I can share with my uncle Vinny. 
In addition to the color-coded equivalents there will also be nutritional facts for each recipe making this book a good choice for anyone just looking to eat better. 
I myself am a clean eater, but I hear that there are al…

July Newsletter: New Product Releases, New Deals, New Challenges.

We have some good sales going on this month within Beachbody as well as some exciting new product releases. 
The 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack Sales have been extended through July! If you were thinking about it last month and never pulled the trigger now is your chance.
The Sale Includes:

21 Day Fix or 21 DayFix Extreme with Shakeology Challenge Pack: $140

21 Day Fix or 21 DayFix Extreme with Shakeology and the 3 Day Refresh Challenge Pack: $180
Both of these deals provide you with amazing products that work, for a discounted price! If you do purchase a Fix challenge pack or already own the Fix program pre-season for my next 21 Day Fix challenge group begins on July 20th. 
This month we have several new products being released. Beachbody is always coming out with new products and tools to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
FIXATE Cookbook

 Autumn Calabrese, the creator of the 21 Day Fix has taken 101 of her favorite family recipes and put them together for us in an easy to …