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Lemon Bar Shakeology

Lemon bar, Shakeology, 21 Day Fix, Autumn Calabrese, Vanessa.fitness, vanessadotfitness
I found this recipe on the Beachbody blog. It's so refreshing, perfect of summer and tastes like lemon sherbet!

This shake uses real lemon juice and grated lemon zest to get the sweet and tangy flavor of a lemon bar cookie. The scent of lemons is a real pick-me-up, making this a great drink to wake up your morning.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1 tsp. finely chopped lemon peel (lemon zest)
1 cup ice

Preparation:
1. Place milk, water, lemon juice, extract, Shakeology, lemon, peel, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Serve immediately.

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Blueberry Muffins - 21 Day Fix

muffins, 21 Day Fix, autumn calabrese, blueberry,
I LOVE muffins! What's not to love? Sweet, cake-y, delicious! Most muffins are just cake disguised as a breakfast food, but these muffins are HEALTHY, however still a treat!

These muffins are easy and taste delicious, fluffy and cake-like.

This recipe first came from Autumn Calabrese on her social media sites! I made an adjustment or two because the 1st time I made them they were way too moist. She counts them as a treat and, as the founder of the 21 Day Fix, she’s the expert.

CONTAINER EQUIVALENTS: 
1/2 blue
1/2 yellow 
1/2 purple

NOTE: Some people have trouble with this recipe coming out very dry. I can’t say why. When I make it, following this exact recipe, they are very moist.


INGREDIENTS
1.5 cups almond flour
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 eggs
3/4 cup bananas, mashed (about 1.5 bananas)
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup Udis Granola (optional)
Cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda.
3. In another bowl, mix together the coconut oil and eggs.
4. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir.
5. Stir in the bananas and gently fold in the blueberries.
6. Divide equally into lined muffin pans (makes 9).
7. Top each muffin with granola and cinnamon (optional).
8. Bake for 30 minutes, until toothpick comes out mostly dry.

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What's the difference between the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme?


Haven't yet experienced the 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme? With the ability to lose 10-15 pounds in three weeks without starving makes these programs popular, how do you know which one is right for you?

This month the programs are on sale for $10 with a purchase of Shakeology!

Each program includes:
  • Two DVDs with seven thirty minute workouts, and a free bonus DVD
  • Nutrition Guide with seven portion control containers
  • Workout Calendar
  • 3-Day Quick Fix
  • Eating Plan
  • Shaker Cup
  • 24/7 Online Support
The Challenge Pack contains all of the above, PLUS a 30-day supply of Shakeology (flavors of your choice)!

What’s the difference between the two?
21 Day Fix is THE fitness and nutrition program to help you lose up to 15 pounds in 21 days. Each workout is approximately 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week. The unique nutrition plan uses specifically portioned food storage containers that eliminate the guesswork from portion control - no weighing, measuring, or counting calories, carbs or points. If it fits in the container, you can eat it. And you'll lose weight. Both programs are based on easy-to-follow workout moves and simple portion control.

21 Day Fix EXTREME is a step up in intensity from 21 Day Fix.

Who are the programs for?
  • 21 Day Fix - Everyone can do 21 Day Fix and get great results. Each workout has a modifier to show easier moves, and the moves can also be made more challenging. The test groups included fit people as well as people with 100+ pounds to lose, to be sure that anyone could be successful with this program.
  • 21 Day Fix EXTREME is ideal for anyone with an athletic background, or for those with a dramatic short-term weight loss deadline--such as an upcoming vacation, photo shoot, or other big event. It's an excellent next step for 21 Day Fix graduates ready for a new challenge or graduates of other extreme programs like P90X, Insanity, and FOCUS T25. Fix EXTREME is also great for those who don't have much weight to lose, but want to get shredded and see abs; those with a "no BS" attitude toward workouts and nutrition; or anyone who doesn't want to count calories, weigh their food, or follow complicated recipes.
Workouts:
  • 21 Day Fix: A total body fitness program. Each day has a different workout to make seven 30 minute workouts in one week. Each exercise has a modifier which makes these workouts perfect for those with any fitness ability.
  • 21 Day Fix EXTREME is exactly like it sounds. It’s more intense. The workouts feature more variety and added resistance (even to Plyo). It’s just a heck of a lot tougher, and there’s still a modifier for every move. Fix EXTREME still uses simple boot camp style workouts for 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week, but at much higher intensity: most moves are weighted; breaks are shorter; there are more options to add intensity; and even the modified moves are more challenging. There’s a ton of resistance training in 21 Day Fix Extreme. 
Nutrition:

  • 21 Day Fix: The 21 Day Fix nutrition plan is one of the easiest on the market. Since you eat
    everything in moderation – nothing is off-limits! Ingredients for your meals are easy to buy, a breeze to prepare and a joy to eat. Best of all, you can have Shakeology, since it counts as a protein. The 21 Day Fix portioned containers are measured out for the correct portions, so you don’t have to count calories. Simply put the food in the containers, that are easy to carry around when you’re on-the-go. For your convenience, they are dishwasher and microwave safe! Breast feeding? Vegetarian? Vegan? You can modify your meals to suit your needs, using the directions provided in the materials. Enjoy a treat a couple of times a week – as long as you don’t gorge yourself! Here is a sample of the 21 Day Fix meal plan.


  • 21 Day Fix EXTREME: 21 Day Fix EXTREME takes the proven fitness and nutrition approach of the original to the next level with cleaner eating. Fix EXTREME's nutrition plan still uses simple portion control, but this time the eating is 100% clean: treats like wine or chocolate are no longer allowed; many less nutritious food options have been removed; there are new clean recipes; and Autumn's personal "Countdown to Competition" plan, designed to get anyone in competition-level shape in just 21 days, is a new option. Here is an example of the 21 Day Fix Extreme Meal Plan.


21 Day Fix & 21 Day Fix Extreme Program overviews

Follow your 30 minutes of fun workouts daily for best results. You will need a resistance band and dumbbells – 5 lbs and 10 lbs if you’re a beginner.

21 Day Fix is ideal for everyone from beginner-levels up, while 21 Day Fix Extreme is perfect for anyone who wants faster results and a more intense workout. The meal plans are simple and flexible and the workouts have modifiers, making it easy, even for obese individuals or beginners. However, it is also challenging enough for people of intermediate fitness levels. Men and women alike can benefit from the 21 Day Fix & 21 Day Fix Extreme programs.

Learn more about the 21 Day Fix here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_5g5rh1ezY

More info on 21 Day Fix EXTREME here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg4aka-hwps

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Tips to eat clean when dining out

On average, Americans dine out four times a week, according to the National Restaurant Association. As we eat out more and more, the percentage of obese people increases, while their wallets decrease. While eating at home can save our waistlines and our dollars, sometimes eating out at a restaurant is easier for a group of people, when we're on vacation, or when we just don't feel like cooking. However, when we go to a restaurant, we become more  detached from our eating plans and routines, we have more choices available to us, and we tend to overindulge. 

So what's the answer? Eat only steamed veggies? Refuse to dine out? On the contrary. You can dine out successfully and enjoy your experience by learning how to navigate any menu. Here are some tips that will help you eat smart while dining out.

1. Know before you go: With most restaurants these days, you can go online and look at their menus. See what dishes look healthy--grilled items, salads, vegetable sides, and some even include calorie counts. Decide before you go what you'll order, and stick to your decision once you get there. You can also plug in the meal with the myfitnesspal app and most of the time you can find out the calories and nutrition facts for most restaurant meals.

2. Sit in a quiet spot: Nobody knows this, but people who sit in the more distracting parts of restaurants (by a window or in front of a TV) eat considerably more. Commotion makes it easy to lose track of how much you're putting in your mouth. If you're making a reservation, request a quiet table. If you walk in and are offered a table in a busier spot, ask for one away from the action. It's worth the wait.

3. Be the First to Order: You've decided to pick something light off the menu, but when your friend orders the decadent steak fries, you start to rethink your boring grilled salmon. To sidestep the temptation of your friend's less healthy dish, place your order first. If you can't order first, then make your decision, close the menu, and repeat your selection to yourself to help you stick to it. If you're dining at a restaurant you visit often, just ask for your favorite healthy option without ever opening the menu.

4. Have it your way: Before ordering your selections, ask the server about the details of the meal. This will help you make more informed choices. Be Sally from When Harry Met Sally, and ask for ingredients "on the side."
Some questions to ask include: How is this dish prepared? Can it be modified? What ingredients are used? Do you have any low-fat or low-calorie options? What comes with this meal? Can I make substitutions? How large are the portions? Don't be afraid to make special requests. For example, ask that foods be served with minimal butter, margarine or oil. Ask if a particular dish can be broiled or baked rather than fried. Also, ask that no additional salt be added to your food.
You may also be able to make substitutions. If the ingredients are on the menu, the chef should be able to accommodate your needs. A common substitution is a baked potato for fries, or a double serving of vegetables instead of a starch. If your dish does not arrive at the table the way you ordered it, don't be afraid to send it back.

If you don't see something you like, ask for it. As a paying customer, you have the right to eat not only what tastes good, but what's good for you. Be "weight assertive"!

5. Don't be seduced by menu descriptions: Mouth-watering descriptions like "tender, juicy chicken breast" or "ripe heirloom tomatoes" are increasingly common on restaurant menus. Be extra aware of sensory terms like "velvety" mousse and nostalgic ones like "legendary" spaghetti and meatballs. Research shows that words that promote taste and texture or appeal to diners' emotions can increase sales by 23 percent, and can even influence the way you think the food tastes. Words like these prep your taste buds to expect your chicken to taste juicy, so to some degree it probably will.

Make a game out of picking the colorful adjectives on the menu. See who can find the most in three minutes. If you win, everyone buys you dinner. That's the rule of the game.

6. Stay away from snacking: The most damage often occurs before the actual meal begins: appetizer trays are loaded with fat. Besides that, they take away your appetite for the healthiest foods to come. Avoid them. Even the freebies like chips and salsa at Mexican restaurants or a basket of rolls and butter at other establishments can pile up fat and calories that you don't need. If you can't exercise control, have your server remove the temptation.

7. Make a meal out of appetizers: Certain appetizers can be excellent choices for an entree. The portion size of appetizers is often more appropriate than the extremely large portions provided in entrees. Consider healthful options such as steamed seafood (for example, shrimp cocktail), salads that aren't loaded with high-fat ingredients (such as cheese and bacon), grilled vegetables and broth-based soups. You might also choose to combine the appetizer with a salad; the salad will bulk up the meal so that you feel more satisfied without adding a lot of calories. Be aware that some appetizers, particularly fried fare or items covered in cheeses, oils and cream sauces, may be overloaded with calories and fat. Some fried appetizers can provide a day's worth of fat to four people!

8. Be salad savvy: A salad can be your meal's best friend or worst enemy, depending on how you toss it. Pile on fresh greens, beans and veggies, but don't drown it with high-fat dressings or toppings like cheese, eggs, bacon or croutons. Pick calorie-friendly dressings (vinaigrettes, low-cal dressings, even a generous squeeze of fresh lemon).

Remember, too, that you can gain control over the fat and calories in your salad by ordering the dressing on the side. Measure out a small amount of dressing with your spoon, or with thicker salad dressing, use the fork-dipping method. Dip the tines of your salad fork in the dressing, then spear the leaves of your salad. That way, you get a taste of the dressing with each bite of salad.

And watch out for potato salads, macaroni salads, coleslaw and even tuna and chicken salads, which usually are heavy in mayonnaise, sugar and calories.

9. Go low on sides: Substitute high-cal side dishes with low-fat options such as steamed vegetables, brown rice or fresh fruit. Forget the French fries, and have baked, boiled or roasted potatoes, but leave off the butter, cheese and creams. Flavor with salsa or pepper and chives instead.

10. Choose low-fat preparation methods: The way your entree is prepared influences its calorie and fat content. Choose grilled, broiled or baked meats and entrees. Pan-fried and deep-fried foods give you extra fat you don't need. Broiling, baking, steaming, poaching and grilling seafood, skinless poultry, lean meat and veggies give you all the flavor without all the fat.

For example, grilled chicken is lower in fat and calories than fried chicken. (If you are served chicken with skin, you can remove the skin to save significant fat and calories.) It's not easy to get rid of all fat in restaurant meals, but give it a try. Ask the server if the butter or oil used to prepare your entree can be reduced or eliminated. Even a grilled item may have extra fat added. For example, some grilled beef dishes call for added oil.

11. Enjoy alcohol in moderation: Drinks can throw you off your meal plan, too. Ice water is free, but fancy mixed drinks have lots of empty calories, and the alcohol can dull your reasoning. Since alcohol can contribute significant amounts of calories, limiting your intake to 150 calories' worth is a good idea. The following portions of alcohol each contain 150 calories or less: 5 oz. of wine, 1.5 oz. of liquor, 12 oz. of light beer.

Many people find it helpful to order wine by the glass rather than the bottle so that they can better control and monitor their intake. You can decide ahead of time at which point in the meal your beverage would be most satisfying. For example, you may want to save your glass of wine for your entree and sip water while you wait for your meal. Holding off on alcohol until a later course also helps to decrease alcohol's effect on your inhibitions. If you drink alcohol on an empty stomach, it can relax you to the point that you lose sight of your game plan. Setting a personal limit and planning when to enjoy your beverage should help you stick with your goals.


12. Practice portion control: Restaurants serve mountains of food--about two to three times the quantity that we need in a meal. This is no big secret. Just don't try to finish those mega-size portions. Consider sharing a meal or taking a doggie bag so that you can have a quick meal at a later time. Eat until you're satisfied, not stuffed, and take the rest home. As you're eating, listen to your internal hunger signals and stop when you have had enough. Eating slowly helps you recognize such cues.

Keep track of how much you eat, and stick to the number of servings you planned to eat. You probably won't bring your 21 Day Fix containers to the restaurant so that you can measure out portions, but you can rely on visual references. For example:
  1. A serving of cooked meat, chicken or fish is like the palm of your hand, or about the size of a deck of cards.
  2. A serving of green salad is like an open-cupped hand.
  3. A serving of fruit or vegetables is like your fist, or about the size of a tennis ball.
  4. A serving of baked potato looks like a baseball.
  5. An ounce of cheese is like your middle and index fingers together, or about the size of four stacked dice.
  6. A serving of salad dressing is like your thumb.
13. Practice the three-bite rule: Try to satisfy your sweet tooth with fresh fruit, and that's it. Wave off the dessert cart. That said, you can also practice my three-bite rule with desserts, if you want to watch your calories a little more strictly.

If you truly want chocolate turtle cheesecake, go ahead and have it, but limit yourself to a taste. Take three bites and then set it aside for a few minutes. You're less likely to come back to it. You might even discover that those few bites of a great dessert can be very satisfying, and might be all you really wanted in the first place. You can't possibly blow your diet big-time on three bites of anything. After your three bites, you can ask your server to take it away, unless your dinner mates want to scarf it down.

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Shakeology Fudgesicles

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Saw this recipe on the Shakeology Instagram feed, and decided to try it. That recipe used Cafe Latte flavor, which is probably delicious with the chocolate chips the recipe calls for, and also the next creation I will try as soon as I buy more freeze pop trays. Everyone in my family loves these, but I only have one tray which makes four pops. I'm going to buy two more trays so I make three different flavors at once! This is the perfect, healthy summer after dinner treat for the whole family!

Recipe makes 4 pops




Ingredients: 

2 scoops Vegan Chocolate (or regular Chocolate) Shakeology - I used Vegan.
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 TBSP mini semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until all mixed.
3. Spoon into popsicle molds.
4. Freeze for four hours.
5. Remove from mold and enjoy!

I'm already thinking about adding in bananas, or making it with vanilla Shakeology and orange juice for a creamsicle, or Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology with strawberries, coconut, and banana....so many possibilities!!
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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek salad, 21 Day Fix, autumn calabrese, clean eating, tosca reno, whole foods, all natural, salad, vanessa.fitness, vanessadotfitness
Inspired by my love for olives and Greek salad, I needed a healthy dish to bring to a Girls Night potluck. This is what I created, and then after posting this photo on Facebook, and brining it to the party, quite a few people asked me for the recipe! It also incorporates fresh herbs and summer tomatoes. The Feta cheese and the olives in this dish add a zesty flavor!

INGREDIENTS

1 16 oz bag of your favorite shaped pasta (I used gluten free quinoa-brown rice fusilli from Trader Joe's)
10-15 Small sized heirloom tomatoes, cut in half
One 8 ounce container herbed Feta cheese (can use non-herbed, but then make sure to add oregano and pepper to the mix)
About 40 pitted olives (I used a green and black Greek mix from the Wegman's olive bar)
One seedless cucumber, chopped into slices and then quarters
3 Grilled chicken breasts (optional)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
4 sprigs fresh oregano chopped
4 to 5 sprigs fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
The ingredients above were the ones I used. Feel free to add other vegetables you enjoy, like red peppers and purple onion which would add to the colorful dish!

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Boil pasta according to instructions on the package, making sure not to over cook, but instead only allowing it to cook to al dente.
2. Allow pasta to cool.
3. While pasta is cooling, chop vegetables, herbs, and chop chicken (if using) into cubes.
4. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper. Whisk together.
5. Once pasta is cool, place in serving bowl.
6. Top pasta with vegetables, Feta cheese, and chicken, which can be arranged in a pretty design (if preferred).
7. Pour dressing over all the ingredients.

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Cedar Plank Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce

autumn calabrese, salmon, grilling, 21 Day Fix, containers, portion control, vanessa.fitness, vanessadotfitness

Don't be intimidates by all the ingredients or cooking on a cedar plank. If you eat clean, you probably already have them around, and the cedar plank is easier than cooking in a pan!

Cooking salmon on cedar planks imparts wonderful flavor and protects the fish from burning or sticking to the grill. A simple glaze with olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, dill, salt, and pepper adds spice, while the refreshing tzatziki-style yogurt and cucumber sauce makes the dish creamy and tangy. If you like the tanginess that lemon zest gives, go ahead and add more to the sauce. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!

1/2 Green
1 Red

Makes 6 servings

Salmon Ingredients:

2½ lbs. raw center-cut salmon fillet with skin
1 untreated cedar plank (about 17-by-10-1/2 in.)
2 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
2 fresh dill sprigs, chopped
Juice of one lemon
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
Salt (to taste; optional)

Salmon Preparation:

1. Soak plank in water for 3 hours before grilling.
2. In a small bowl, combine water, olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt and pepper. Whisk together.
3. Preheat grill on high.
4. Place the salmon skin-side down on the cedar plank.
5. Place salmon on plank on the grill.
6. Drizzle lemon/mustard/garlic mixture over the salmon.
7. Grill, covered, without turning, for about 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Cucumber Sauce Ingredients Preparation:

¼ medium cucumber, finely chopped
4 fresh dill sprigs, chopped (reserve a small amount for garnish)
¼ cup reduced fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
½ tsp. finely chopped lemon peel
lemon slices for garnish
Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

Cucumber Sauce Ingredients Preparation:

1. While salmon is grilling, make cucumber sauce by combining cucumber, dill, yogurt, lemon peel, salt (if desired), and pepper (if desired) in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
2. Remove salmon from plank with spatula, gently peeling off the skin and place on a serving plate.
3. Top salmon with cucumber sauce. Garnish with lemons and dill.

I served this with a salad, but it would also be wonderful alongside brown rice or quinoa!

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Banana Oat Pancakes - 21 Day Fix

Autumn Calabrese, Fixate, 21 Day Fix, Breakfast, Containers,
I remember going to listen to Tony Horton (creator of P90X and it's iterations) speak, and he said: "I used to eat pancakes for breakfast. That's butter, sugar, flour, and eggs. I might have well been eating birthday cake, as it has the same ingredients!"

I've always tried to eat healthy, but I realized this was true. Pancakes had the same ingredients as birthday cake! Time to find a healthier version.

These from the FIXATE cookbook are delicious and healthy, and the real test came when my husband (a true buttermilk pancake lover) and my kids tried them. They finished the entire batch; I tripled the recipe.

Autumn Calabrese, the creator of 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme, wrote a cookbook called FIXATE. The greatest feature of this cookbook: It gives the container equivalents for each recipe!
Thank you Autumn Calabrese for providing me with a healthy alternative to cake!

Container Equivalents:
1 yellow
1/2 purple

Makes 8 pancakes, 2 per serving.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 large eggs
1 large ripe banana
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder, gluten-free
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (we love cinnamon, so I used 1 tsp.)
dash sea salt or Himalayan salt
2 cups old fashioned, gluten free, rolled oats
1/2 tsp. extra-virgin, organic coconut oil
3 cups fresh mixed berries (I made three batches, and used blueberries for one, then 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips for the next batch, and plain for the final batch to please the 3 tastes in my house).

DIRECTIONS

1. place almond milk, eggs, banana, extract, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and oats in a blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
3. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the skilled; cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles form around the edges of the pancake. Cook for additional 90 seconds.
4. Continue with the remaining batter.
5. Serve with fresh berries.

Nutritional information:
Per serving (2 pancakes)
Calories: 137
Total Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 47mg
Sodium: 139mg
Carbohydrates: 22g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 5g

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SUCK IT UP so you don't have to SUCK IT IN



Are you ready for the beach or the pool? I know I want to feel confident in my bathing suit, instead of having to wear my cover up, or shorts over my suit.

I was tired of constantly having to figure out which outfit made me look "skinny" or feeling like my shorts and t-shirts were too tight. I was tired of sucking in my stomach to button my pants.

Enter 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme: two of my favorite programs! I sucked it up and changed my lifestyle, worked out for 30 minutes a day, and focused on my nutrition.

AND, I love food! I CAN NOT AND WILL NOT DIET. I love food and our bodies NEED quite a bit of food to function properly. These programs focus on healthy food choices, and a flexible lifestyle. There are recipes for brownies, cookies, and I was able to have a glass of wine or some chocolate chips once in a while! No one wants to feel deprived.

I've had INCREDIBLE results with both of the programs. They not only helped me tone up but they have taught me how to eat healthy without all of the complications of counting calories, trying to figure how portion sizes, and changed my lifestyle, and my family's lifestyle. No more sucking in my stomach!

I'm taking on 10 new clients. This will be a focus first on nutrition accountability group.
I'm going to get tough, because it's time for me to get serious, increase my workout intensity, and get back to basics with my portion sizes!

This group is PERFECT FOR SUMMER because:
  • The recipes are super easy for your summer grilling pleasure.
  • The recipes are light, quick and easy to follow.
  • It's perfect for summer because, well, who doesn't want to feel confident in the fewer amount of clothes summer requires (and swim suits)??
So, I would like to introduce you to the EASIEST meal plan that is made for people
- on the go,
- with travel or vacation plans
- getting ready for summer
- who are READY TO CHANGE, but not sure how.

How does it work?
1. You make me your coach by going to my Beachbody site and creating a free profile which makes me your COACH!

2. You purchase the 21 Day Fix challenge pack, 21 Day Fix Extreme challenge pack, or either of the kick start challenge packs of these programs, all on sale right now.

3. You are required to replace Shakeology with 1 meal each day for the very best results. My goal is to teach you how to plan and prepare the other meals of the day so that you get the results you are looking for. At the end of the 30 days the choice is yours to continue with Shakeology or not!

4. You must check in daily to the private online group to rate your day, be accountable and engage in the group discussion of the day.

What you can expect from me is meal planning help, choosing the foods you like, or that you require (works with any diet that is vegetarian, gluten-free, or dairy free), support, accountability, tips on how to eat while on vacation or summer travel, suggestions and advice on how to prevent emotional eating, and lots of inspiration and motivation.

So, are you up for the challenge?
Limited 10 spots!
Will fill up fast!
Please fill out the application below if you would like to secure your spot in the SUCK IT UP instead of SUCK IT IN group.


That's it! You get to workout in your own home (only 30 minute workouts), but be connected to me 24/7 for support, fitness, recipes, nutrition and tips!

Interested in one of my 10 spots available?!

Fill out my online form to reserve your spot.


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