Friday, June 6, 2014

The 21 Day Fix & Meal Planning tool

They say that it takes 21 days to create a habit, right?  Lately I was noticing that I was getting pretty lazy in the nutrition part of my health.  My bad habits were starting to show and my pants were getting a little too snug.  The day that it was a struggle to button some of my favorite pairs of jeans, I knew that I needed to start the 21 Day Fix.  




What is 21 Day Fix™?
21 Day Fix is a nutrition and fitness program that makes losing weight so simple,
anyone can do it. Easy-to-follow portion control and 30-minute workouts take
the guesswork out of losing weight to help you see results fast—up to 15 pounds
in just 21 days!
Whether you want to lose a few pounds before your next vacation or jump-start a
bigger weight-loss goal, 21 Day Fix is the program for you. It’s simple, it’s fast, and
it works. If you’re ready to get serious, 21 Day Fix can help you lose the weight.


Why is 21 Day Fix effective?
Because it’s so simple! You don’t have to count calories, points, or log your food
into diet software. With 21 Day Fix, everything is laid out for you. All you have to
do is use the specially designed portion-control containers and do one 30-minute
workout per day. Commit to it for 21 days, and you’re going to love your results.



How does 21 Day Fix work?
With the 21 Day Fix container system,  you’ll learn how to create healthy portions simply and intuitively. It shows you how to eat whatever you want, in the right amounts, so you can reach your goals fast.  No guesswork, and no calorie counting!  The 21 Day Fix workouts are designed to burn a lot of calories in only 30 minutes.  Any fitness level can do them. If you’re a beginner, follow the on-screen modifier.  And if you’re an advanced exerciser looking  to shed those last few pounds, dial up the intensity and challenge yourself to push harder.


To help you succeed with this program I created original meal planning tools and video explaining how I use them.  (Available way down at the bottom!)  They will help you keep track of your meals and containers used throughout the day.  At the end of the day you can look back on all that you have accomplished and feel really proud of yourself.  At least that is what I do!  



Click the the video below to see how I use my meal planners and leave me a comment telling me what you rock at more; meal planning and healthy eating, working out, or both!  



For more information about the Fix click the logo below!





Saturday, March 22, 2014

Smart Success Seminar Story

I had an incredible time at the Smart Success Seminar this past weekend.  I learned that your personal life and your business go hand in hand.  You cannot separate them and you don't really want to!  If you are looking to amp up your life and business please contact me so that we can chat about the seminar.  It would be my pleasure.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My motivation




I've had a few people ask me about what motivates me lately. This picture just about sums it up. For me, it's not about rock hard abs. It's about the fact that I hiked up that very steep mountain WITH my kids and got to see a view that I will never forget. Was it hard? Yes, but I wouldn't trade that feeling for the world. What are you willing to work hard for? Who are you wanting to feel better for? Find your MOTIVATION and run with it.


Friday, January 17, 2014

A casserole replacement

When our family started eating healthier, most of my casseroles were cut from the menu.  But every once in a while you just need something creamy right?  I made this recipe last night to satisfy that craving. No cream of mushroom soup or loads of sour cream.  This recipe only uses half a block of cream cheese and it makes a BIG pot.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!  Just say NO to casseroles.  





~Mexican Crockpot Creamy Chicken~

Ingredients: 

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup salsa
1 bag frozen corn (I used half the bag)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can Rotel tomatoes and chilies
Chili powder, salt and pepper to taste
1/2 block light cream cheese

Put chicken in crock pot, cover with all ingredients except cream cheese. Cook 3-4 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low. Shred chicken and mix back in with light cream cheese until melted. Cook 15-20 minutes longer until heated. 
Serve as soft tacos with lettuce tomatoes, cilantro, avocado, etc.







Saturday, January 11, 2014

Do you have a word for this year? My word is ~BREATHE~. I am a jaw clincher, breath holder and it takes a huge toll on my body. I constantly have a stiff neck, jaw and shoulders because of this problem. I'm learning to make myself stop and take big deep breaths throughout the day. I'm doing it not only during my workouts but in everyday life as well.


What is your word?

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gifts for kids to get them outside and moving!


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     This may be a little late but I put together this collage for Christmas gift ideas to get children outside and moving.  I think those stilts would be so much fun for an adult too!  

     After thinking about it for a while, I decided this year that I was going to attach little challenges with our outside gifts.  J-man is getting a new scooter and I think it would be fun for him to come up with obstacles courses using little cones or even drawn out with chalk.  I might even think about ramps because he's getting pretty good.  Roo is getting a bow and arrow set (help me!) because that is what she has wanted since summer camp.  Hitting the target will be an obstacle in itself, but I think it would be fun to do a kids against parents competition.  I've learned the hard way that creating competition between siblings is not the way to go.  Make it between the kids and the parents and there should be less fighting and hurt feelings. (emphasis on should) My kids are usually pretty good at keeping themselves busy but over the Christmas break they might need a little bit of friendly competition to hold their interest longer.
  
     What are some toys that your kids like to play with outside and do you have friendly competitions in your family?
  



Monday, December 9, 2013

Meal Plan Monday and some healthy eating travel tips





This was an easy meal plan last week since we were leaving on Friday for my husband's grandmother's funeral.  It was a lovely time with family after we braved the ice storm of 2013 to get there!  I just have to add a picture so you can see what I mean:



Sunday-  Spaghetti squash again!  Google how to cook one until I can post a recipe about it.  I could eat this everyday of the week.  Be sure to use the Italian seasoned ground turkey in your sauce for great flavor.

Monday- Meatloaf.  I know what you're thinking.  Yuck?  But this recipe from my MIL is seriously good.  My kids LOVE it and we need to eat some beef every once in a while around here.  We use 90/10 ground beef and I try to not put too much cheese in the loaf (yeah, right).  

Tuesday-Healthy chicken nuggets.  My kids eat these up too!  There are never any leftovers.

Wednesday- All-American chili chowder.  I have to have a crock pot meal at least once a week.  It keeps me sane.  

Thursday- Brinner (Breakfast+Dinner).  We've been having this a lot lately.  It's so easy and everyone eats it.  I'll share my scone recipe soon.  They aren't by any means healthy, but we top them off with a strawberry jam and greek yogurt mixture.  We scramble some egg whites with a few whole eggs mixed in and serve everything with whatever fruit we have around.

Before we left on Friday, I went to the store and was sure to buy some healthy snacks for the road.  We had apples, easy peel oranges, nuts, sugar snap peas and some crackers.   On our travels, we utilize Yelp to help us find healthier restaurants for eating out.  We've found some really cute deli's along the way in small towns.  We like to give them our business as well and leave feedback for other travelers.  Another option is finding a grocery store.  Get creative and build your own salads with pre-washed lettuce bags and little tomatoes or grab some whole wheat tortillas and fill them up with veggies and hummus for a wrap.  You might have to pack a bag before hand with plates, cups and utensils but it will be worth it!  We've also packed a cooler and eaten at rest stops.  The kids can run around while we finish up.  It can be an adventure but in the end, we've eaten healthier, felt better, saved money, and have some great stories to remember.

Here we are enjoying our chicken salad at a rest stop in the Texas hill country this past summer. 


And here's my honey teaching the kids about black widow spiders at that same rest stop.  eek!  One of our many adventures together as a family.  

                           


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