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Day 2 of My 24 Day Journey… The Ultimate Reset

“To get through the hardest journey, we need to only take one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping” – Unknown

Today marks Day Two of my 24 Day Journey. I am doing the 3 Day Refresh followed by the 21 Day Ultimate Reset!

This is my fourth time doing th 3 Day Refresh, and it doesn’t get any easier with time! It is tough, but it is only three days to get your body back on track and fights cravings! Every time I do the Refresh, I no long crave coffee! With the 3 Day Refesh, you are given a meal plan for the 3 days, which you can select different fruits and veggies from. You are also given the Fiber Sweep (a once a day drink), a high fiber, digestive drink and the Vanilla Refresh, a high protein, craving cutter shake (2 times a day), paired with the right fruits, veggies, and healthy fats you are going to get amazing results including, feeling less bloated and having less cravings, like coffee and sugar!

The Refresh also shows you timing of how you eat and waiting until you are actually hungry to chow down! Your body starts paying more attention to what you are feeding it with!

You can read about my first 3 Day Refresh, Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

The Ultimate Reset

The Ultimate Reset is quite different. Not only is it longer, it is more time consuming and extensive! It basically sets your body back to factory settings! It has a structured meal plan to follow with recipes. You don’t workout, with the exception of light walking or yoga during the 21 days! I am actually really looking forward to this break! Plus having meal plans already pre-planned for your week, will also be nice!

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The Ultimate Reset also comes with different supplements that I will be taking every day. There is Optimize, Alkalinize, and Detox. Each one has a different function and support that your body needs during the time of cleansing.

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The Opimize helps boost your metabolism and also helps reduce inflammation, this is taken three times a day at least a half hour before meals. Alkalinize helps neutralize the acid in your system, improving the overall pH balance, while supporting your body against bacteria, infection, and inflammation. This is taken daily with water. Detox promotes a healthy digestion and immune system (without having to be in the bathroom all day and night)!

Meals

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I was actually surprised when I looked at the menu for the reset! You get to eat a lot and meals are consistant. However, grocery shopping did take me awhile! I had to order somethings from Amazon (Thank God for Amazon!), because in rural North Dakota we don’t have seaweed sheets floating around! Yes, I will be making homemade sushi/seaweed rolls!

Here is an example of what I will be eating on Day 1!

Breakfast: 2 slices of Whole Grain Toast, 2 Eggs scrambled, and Steamed Spinach.

Lunch: A Microgreen salad with dressing

Snack: 1-2 Cups of Veggies with Cottage Cheese

Dinner: Baked Salmon Steamed Asperagus and Baby Potatoes

By week three, the Reset slowly cuts out carbs and meat protein. So, it definitely gets harder, but you still get to eat more than I thought!

The End Result

Before I start anything, I always like to have a WHY. A reason to stay committed, even when you are tempted to give up. My why is number one for my health. I am excited to see how this reset, really resets my system. My second, is for my eating habits. I like having an actualy planned menu so there is less chances of me running off course and cheating! I do better when I plan and have everything ready. Not that I eat terrible now, but I could do better! So for the next 22 days I will be eating my best, staying committed, no matter what, and hoping for great results!

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The Reset end result is to be “testing” what foods effect you, like carbs for example. By slowing cutting out and re-introducing, you’ll know how your body reacts. I am also very excited for this portion (not just because I will be done!), but to see how my body reacts, as well as how my arthritis acts when I start re-introducing foods! It will be great to know what foods trigger my flare-ups!

Odds and Ends AND This and That

I’ll be doing weekly posts on my new Ultimate Journey! So stay tuned!

If you haven’t yet, find my page on Facebook, The Fit Farmer’s Wife, and give it a like! I have LOTS of new and exciting things coming up VERY soon and I can’t wait to announce!

My next Challenge Group is also coming up! Lunges for Labor Day: On August 24th, we will be starting a 21 Day Journey with the 21 Day Fix! Get ready for easy to follow recipes, meal plans, heart-pumping workouts, 24-7 accountability, one-on-one coaching, and of course, AMAZING results! Please contact me you are interested! I’d love to have you!

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Sunday Dinner: Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

This weekend was short in comparision to last weekend! Two day weekends go so fast and there is so much to do in two days! This weekend consisted of Taylor out working all day on Saturday, we are full into haying season on the ranch. I was meal preping, cleaning, doing laundry, working out, doing some light reading, and playing with my little bunny, Martin! Yes, I FINALLY got a bunny! He is a Netherland Dwarf and four months old! I absolutely love him! He is probably the most spoiled little bun, ever, but he’s a sweetie.

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Sundays call for lazy days.

Sunday morning was spent eating our breakfast outside on the patio, doing our morning devotions, reading, and playing with Martin! How how he loves hopping around the front yard! It ws a beautiful morning for being outside yesterday! Perfect, in fact. Our front yard is west facing before the hot sun hits, it is cool and refreshing. Perfect for a few cups of morning coffee and a good book!

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This makes me wish every morning could be a Sunday morning!

Yesterday for lunch we made burgers on the grill, the perfect summer lunch! We also had radishes and snow peas from my garden! And everyone knows, that no burger is complete without fries! So I made baked sweet potato fries and I am sharing the recipe with you!

What You’ll Need:

  • 3-4 Large Sweet Poatoes
  • Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, melted
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayene Pepper
  • Egg Whites (2) – For wash
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Tin Foil
  • Non-Stick Spray

First, pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Then, peel sweet potatoes and cut into fry like rectaular pieces. I cut the potato into fourths lenth-wise, then into halves and went from there. Once all the fries are cut, place the melted coconut oil into a large bowl along with several shakes of cinnamon and garlic powder, and a dash of cayene. Mix fries in and evenly coat. Place tin foil on a baking sheet and coat with non-stick cooking spray. Place the fries somewhat evenly on the sheet. Now, coat with egg white wash. Sprinkle more salt, pepper, and cinnamon to coat. Bake for an hour, turning once, or until done.

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Enjoy!

My next clean eating and fitness challenge group will be taking place starting on August 17th! Please fill out the form on the left side of my blog for more information, so I can contact you!

Happy Monday! XoXo

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Sunday Dinner Team Arise Takeover: Sea Bass with Spinach and Sweet Potato Fries

This Sunday Dinner portion is a little different than most! Over the next few weeks, my Sunday Dinner posts will be taken over by my team members from my fitness team, Team Arise! Including my own coach!

I am so excited to about this new step! I am also so happy to know these ladies! Once thing I love about my new job, is meeting so many new friends and connecting with them! Everyone is so positive and supportive, and we all have common goals! It’s so great to be friends with so many amazing people you can lean on, laugh with, support, and workout with!

For those of you who don’t know, I made a big lifestyle change back in January, to better my health and eating habits! I am currently a BeachBody coach, fit and healthy, have my eating under control, and I am building my own team, and business and I absolutely love it all!

I’m happy to introduce my very own coach, Rose! Rose has helped me so much this past year from questions when I first stated working out to now, training me to start my own business and building my own team! I am so thankful for her. Even though we have never met, we talk everyday! She is a wonderful person inside and out and she genuinely wants the best for you! Not to mention, she has ripped abs and guns to prove it!

Name: Rose Smith

Live: New Jersey

Occupation: Athletic Training and BeachBody Coach

When did you start coaching and what brought you to it?

I became a coach on February 14, 2013… yes valentines day!! At the time me and my husband (then boyfriend) was living 2 1/2 hours away from each other and I knew I need to make a change in my life so we could be together. There weren’t any job openings for the past 3 years and I couldn’t wait much longer to hope a job would be coming soon. Thats when the coaching opportunity was presented to me and I though this was the right fit to get me to my future. At the time I had recently lost 30lbs with the workout program Insanity and was honestly in the best shape of my life. I wanted to continue being in this amazing shape and didn’t want to yo-yo like I did in the past and put the weight back on once I stopped. That’s when I got my free Team Beachbody Coach and talked to her about doing another workout program called Turbofire & drinking Shakeology. My coach mentioned to me that I could also be a coach and help other people see they don’t have to live a life of one diet after the next and actually make an income as well as paying for my Shakeology each month. I asked myself, what do I have to lose and all I could think of was what could I gain? That’s when I knew this was my ticket to living a life of freedom that I have always dreamed about.

What has been the hardest part about coaching? The easiest?

I would have to say that the hardest part about coaching is getting out of my comfort zone. I’ve always had a Facebook, but never really posted much. However, I soon realized that if I wanted to be a successful coach I had to do things I had never done before which meant posting consistently and starting conversations up with friends that I had not talked to in many years. The easiest part about coaching is motivating others. I’ve been an athlete my entire life while playing volleyball and I am currently a volleyball coach. Encouraging and motivating others is something that I find so much happiness in! Knowing that I can be the one to help someone change their life is a big deal to me!

What advice would you give to new coaches or someone just starting their fitness journey?

Advice that I would give to anyone is to “See Yourself A Year From Now”…whether that is a successful BB coach or someone that wants to lose 20-30 lbs, they both require much HARD WORK and DEDICATION!! Nothing is going to come easy, but don’t get frustrated right away. Everything takes time and if you stick with it, it’ll all be worth it!

Favorite Workout Program? Shakeology Flavor?

My favorite Beachbody program has to be the 21 Day Fix because it has everything you need to really transform yourself, clean eating with portion controlled containers and a fitness program that only takes 30 minutes a day. It used to take me that long to drive to the gym and back so I even have more time to be a coach and help others. I first started this program last year to get ready for my honeymoon and I have to say I got so many compliments by complete strangers!! I knew that this was something special especially if it can be done in only 21 days. My favorite flavor of Shakeology is absolutely Chocolate Vegan! It seriously tastes like a dessert and helps me with my cravings but I know it is actually giving my body nutrition. I do drink the Strawberry Vegan too because that tastes amazing and gives me variety when I need it.

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Sea Bass with Spinach
-4 tablespoons GHEE
–One 5-ounce bag prewashed baby spinach
Salt and freshly ground pepper
-1 medium shallot, minced
-Four 8-ounce skinless sea bass fillets
-1/4 cup dry white wine
Cooking Directions:
-Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Tear off four 18-inch lengths of foil. Put 1 tsp of ghee on each foil. Mound the spinach in the center of the sheets and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the shallot. Season both sides of each sea bass fillet with salt and pepper and set the fillets on the spinach. Scatter the pieces of ghee over the fish. Pull the sides of the foil up around the fish and drizzle the fillets with the wine. Fold the edges of the foil to make sealed packets.
Arrange the packets on a baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. Transfer 1 of the packets to a medium bowl. Carefully make a small tear in the side of the packet and pour the juices into the bowl. Repeat with the 3 remaining packets. Using a spatula, transfer the fish and spinach to shallow soup plates, pour the cooking juices over the fish and serve.
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Sweet potato fries make a great match with the fish…. peel sweet potato and cut length wise to form strips.  I personally use duck fat or lard to cook my fries in a pan that way they are nice and crisp, plus have great taste.
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Sunnday Dinner: Beasty Turkey Meatballs, Team Arise Take-Over

This Sunday Dinner portion is a little different than most! Over the next few weeks, my Sunday Dinner posts will be taken over by my team members from my fitness team, Team Arise! Including my own coach!

I am so excited to about this new step! I am also so happy to know these ladies! Once thing I love about my new job, is meeting so many new friends and connecting with them! Everyone is so positive and supportive, and we all have common goals! It’s so great to be friends with so many amazing people you can lean on, laugh with, support, and workout with!

For those of you who don’t know, I made a big lifestyle change back in January, to better my health and eating habits! I am currently a BeachBody coach, fit and healthy, have my eating under control, and I am building my own team, and business and I absolutely love it all!

I am happy to introduce a serious #beast! This lady makes pistol squats look easy! She’s a mommy to two adorable little boys and proved that you can have a six pack after baby! She also won $500 from her story and transformation! Welcome Danielle!!

Name: Danielle Laube

Live: New Jersey

Occupation: Full time mom, part time instructor

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When did you start coaching and what brought you to it?

I never had an issue with my weight until my first pregnancy. Growing up I’ve always been petite. I was told most my life I had “a fast metabolism” I worked out causally. Every once in awhile i would really get into it but eventually I’d quit. Like most young people I wasn’t too concerned about my health. I was generally happy with the way I looked. There was problem areas but for the most part I didn’t really care. The truth is I was completely unhealthy. I was going out 4 nights a week drinking and eating crap. Junk food and sweets were my best friend. I never thought twice about how my lifestyle was effecting my body. After I married my husband in 2009 I found out I was pregnant. I continued to eat everything and anything I wanted. I gained 55 lbs with my first son. I had my son premature and although I may never know the exact reason I always wonder if my unhealthy body was the reason. Like most young moms for some reason I thought after having my child my body would just magically come right back. Boy was I wrong. To make this more difficult I had my son through cesarean. It was the first time I actually hated the way I looked. Everything on my body was different and that “fast metabolism” no long existed. I was having a huge problem with my self esteem. I decided one day that I was going to take control of my health. My husband and I decided to take the p90x challenge. My love for fitness just sky rocketed after that. I got into Insanity and I was telling all my friends about it. I didn’t even know what coaching was. It wasn’t until after I had my second son, which was a very healthy pregnancy, that I connected with an old friend. I thought of helping other new and young moms was extremely appealing to me. I wish I had someone to help me through which seemed to my darkest days. That’s when I decided to be a coach. That day was May 28th 2014.

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What is the hardest thing about coaching? The easiest?

I would have to say that the hardest part about coaching is getting out of my comfort zone. I’ve always had a Facebook, but never really posted much. However, I soon realized that if I wanted to be a successful coach I had to do things I had never done before which meant posting consistently and starting conversations up with friends that I had not talked to in many years. The easiest part about coaching is motivating others. I’ve been an athlete my entire life while playing volleyball and I am currently a volleyball coach. Encouraging and motivating others is something that I find so much happiness in! Knowing that I can be the one to help someone change their life is a big deal to me!

What advice would you give to new coaches or someone who is just starting their fitness journey?

Advice that I would give to anyone is to “See Yourself A Year From Now”…whether that is a successful BB coach or someone that wants to lose 20-30 lbs, they both require much HARD WORK and DEDICATION!! Nothing is going to come easy, but don’t get frustrated right away. Everything takes time and if you stick with it, it’ll all be worth it!

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Favorite BeachBody Program? Shakeology Flavor?

Insanity love and all Shaun T programs. I drink chocolate shakeology with cooled coffee every day!

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Extra Beastly Turkey Meatloaf

This recipe originates from the body beast program but I’ve spruced it up a bit.
2lbs ground turkey
1 cup of whole wheat bread crumb
1 cup of all natural salsa
1/4 cup of chopped pepper
1/4 cup of diced onion
2 eggs lightly beaten
1.5 tbsp of Minced garlic
4 strips of turkey bacon

Preheat oven to 375

Mix all the ingredients together except for bacon.
Put mixture into loaf pan
Place turkey bacon across the top of loaf.
Bake for 60 to 70 min or until center is no longer pink
Enjoy.

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Sunday Dinner: Team Arise Takeover!!

This Sunday Dinner portion is a little different than most! Over the next few weeks, my Sunday Dinner posts will be taken over by my team members from my fitness team, Team Arise! Including my own coach!

I am so excited to about this new step! I am also so happy to know these ladies! Once thing I love about my new job, is meeting so many new friends and connecting with them! Everyone is so positive and supportive, and we all have common goals! It’s so great to be friends with so many amazing people you can lean on, laugh with, support, and workout with!

For those of you who don’t know, I made a big lifestyle change back in January, to better my health and eating habits! I am currently a BeachBody coach, fit and healthy, have my eating under control, and I am building my own team, and business and I absolutely love it all!

I am happy to announce my first coach and teammate, Hayley! Hayley and I started around the same time! She a sweet person and friend!

Name: Hayley Klees

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Live: Crawfordville, FL

Occupation: Teacher

 When did you start coaching and why?
I began coaching in February of this year (2015). I began as a discount coach drinking Shakeology and doing Insanity: Max 30. I loved the way I felt after every workout and knowing that I had people in my challenge group encouraging me helped out so much! I often times didn’t have a chance to complete my workouts until late in the evenings after work….sometimes even as late as 10PM! However, I didn’t want to be “that” girl in the group that didn’t do her workout so I made sure to get it done!
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What has been the hardest thing about coaching? The easiest?
I would have to say that the hardest part about coaching is getting out of my comfort zone. I’ve always had a Facebook, but never really posted much. However, I soon realized that if I wanted to be a successful coach I had to do things I had never done before which meant posting consistently and starting conversations up with friends that I had not talked to in many years. The easiest part about coaching is motivating others. I’ve been an athlete my entire life while playing volleyball and I am currently a volleyball coach. Encouraging and motivating others is something that I find so much happiness in! Knowing that I can be the one to help someone change their life is a big deal to me!
What advice would you give to new coaches or someone just starting their fitness journey?
Advice that I would give to anyone is to “See Yourself A Year From Now”…whether that is a successful BB coach or someone that wants to lose 20-30 lbs, they both require much HARD WORK and DEDICATION!! Nothing is going to come easy, but don’t get frustrated right away. Everything takes time and if you stick with it, it’ll all be worth it!
Favorite BeachBody Program and Shakeology Flavor?
I would have to say that my favorite Beachbody Program is the 21 Day Fix Extreme! Everything about it is wonderful! My favorite flavor of Shakeology would definitely have to be Chocolate! I am a chocoholic so I love being able to drink chocolate in the morning for breakfast!
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Here are two of Hayley’s Favorite Recipes!
Chicken in FoilIngredients:
– 1 (4oz) raw chicken breast, boneless skinless
– 1 medium potato, sliced
– ¼ medium red bell pepper, chopped
– ¼ medium onion, chopped
– 1 fresh tyme sprig

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Step 2: Season chicken with salt and pepper if desired. Set aside
Step 3: Place potato slices on aluminum foil. Top with chicken, bell pepper, onion, and thyme ; fold foil over and seal edges securely to form a pouch.
Step 4: Place pouch on baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in middle

Savory Italian Turkey Meatballs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5

Ingredients
• 1 lb of lean ground turkey
• 1 jar tomato sauce
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 1/4 large white onion, finely chopped
• 1 green pepper, finely chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1/4 bunch of parsley, chopped (or you can use dried parsley)
• 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
• 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Roll the meat concoction into 1-inch round balls and place on a coconut oil/olive oil/cooking sprayed baking sheet. Heat in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the centers of the balls are pink.

As SOON as you pull the meatballs out of the oven, put them into the bowl with tomato sauce. Let them cool/set in the sauce for about 15 minutes. Serve with sauce and your choice of foods!

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Sunday Dinner: Roasted Vegetable Soup

This weekend once again went by way too fast. Seriously. Where does the time go? This weekend was busy, but fun and relaxing. After last week, a crazy busy week at work with projects needing to be out and things not going as planned, I needed some R&R time with my hubby! Which was why I was so over-joyed it rained enough on Saturday for them not to be able to be out and about in the field!

Saturday night we had a date night to our local Tastee Freeze. There is absolutely NOTHING that you can get there that is healthy, but it was great! I look forward to m y summer cheat meals at the Freeze. It’s greasy, cheesey, and sugar-ed up, but I love it and it tastes like summer at a small town!

Yesterday, our local church at had a free concert with the Mr. Bryan White!! This was his second time in Streeter, North Dakota, but this time, it was in our newly remodeled church building (which I got to help be apart of), and a much more laid back environment. He sang his famous duet with Shania Twain, “From This Moment On”, several of his other hits, and also some gospel music. It was great and I am so glad we went! Then, my mom0in-law had extra ribeye steaks, so we ended the night with steaks and wine!

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Bryan White!

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With a weekend filled with not-so-healthy food, I am ready to get back on track this week with my food and nutrition! This weekend, I meal prepped like a crazy lady! One of the new recipes I tried, was from the Fixate Cookbook, by celebrity trainer and coach, Autumn Calabrese! Her new cookbook, Fixate will be coming out this Summer!! I am giving you a little sneak preview of what to expect! The recipe I tried was roasted vegetable soup!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Pound Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1″ cubes (I cheated and bough Walmarts pre-packaged butternut squash cubes!)
  • 6 medium Parsnips, peeled and cut (I used 5, or one bag)
  • 2-3 medium Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 red – 1 yellow – 1 orange bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of chopped fresh Thyme or dried
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 4 Cups Low Sodium, Vegetable Broth (I used half veggie and half chicken)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Hot Sauce (optional – I didn’t use this)
  • Raw Pumpkin Seeds for topping
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Cups Unsweetened Cashew Milk

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine all chopped veggies, thyme, olive oil, salt, pepper into a large baking pan and place in the oven for an hour, stirring 2-4 times, (Mine took slightly over an hour), or until veggies as slightly browned and soft. Place 4 cups of broth with the veggies and place in blender until well blended. (I added 1 cup of water, because the soup was pretty thick). Continue cooking in large saucepan over medium heat. I added in my water and cashew milk, for a creamier texture during this time. Top with raw pumpkin seeds and serve!

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Serves: 5 (3 green containers, 1 yellow, 1 orange, and one teaspoon for all you 21 Day Fixers!)

Also this weekend, I made is to Diamond Status as a BeachBody coach! I am so proud of this accoplishment and of my team! If you are interested in learning more about fitness programs or Shakeology, check out the form on the left side of my blog! I’d love to connect with you!

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Enjoy! Happy Monday! xoxo

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Why I Became A BeachBody Coach

If you follow me on Pinterest or Instagram, or we are Facebook friends, you may have noticed that I have been posting a lot about health, fitness, BeachBody, and Shakeology. No, I haven’t gone off the deep end. No, I am not addicted to fitness. No, I am not some health-crazed fanatic that drinks protein shakes all the time. Yes, I have a life besides fitness. Yes, my husband supports me 150%, in fact, I wouldn’t be doing this without his encouragement! There, I got the dumb questions out of the way!

Now, here is my story and why I decided to become a BeachBody coach…

Last October, I was diagnosed with Rhuematoid Arthritis and later, diagnosed again with Psoriasis. I wasn’t eating great, even though I thought I was. I have literally tried it all. Paleo, Low Carb, No Sugar, Limited to no meat, nothing seemed to help me feel better. One side effect of RA that I had been experiencing (along with swollen and sore joints) was, being tired all the time, to the point of exhaustion. My husband said, I would be itching everywhere in my sleep because of my psoriasis. This is when I knew I had to do something.

I have a friend that was doing PiYo and she had amazing results, so after we got back from our vacation in December, and dealing with dry, patchy, and itchy skin in a bikini, I ordered and signed up for the PiYo and Shakeology Challenge Pack. Little did I know, it would change my life forever.

Never, have I committed and stuck to something for long-term, like eating plans and workout regimens. Like I said, I was a big fad dieter all my life. That is all I knew.

I got to meet my free coach, Rose through my program. Rose has helped encourage me and support me so much in the last 6 months. From overcoming my addiction to the scale to answering all my dumb questions, and finally being my boss and mentor! I am so blessed to be on my team! I have gotten to met and now work with some amazing ladies! But that isn’t all…

1. It Keeps Me Going. Being a coach isn’t about just me anymore. I get to help others, which I love! And helping others reach their goal and have amazing success stories, keeps me motivated to stay healthy. Because, believe it or not, I have my days when I pig out or when I don’t want to workout, but know I have people looking to me for inspiration. It keeps me from quitting and giving up. Plus, it keeps my fitness journey going! I still am not at my goal size or weight, but that just means, I am working right along with my challengers to achieve my own personal goals. This is why I love what I do, I love helping others, along with continuing bettering my own personal health!

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My before and after pictures. The left is in January before I started PiYo and the right is my eight week after photo!

2. It Is My Job. It is hard to call it that, but it is! It is my job as a coach to be promoting a healthy and postitive lifestyle! (Sorry in advance for all the sweaty workout selfies, Shakeology Selfies, and positive vibe posts!) I am building MY business! As a coach, I like to think I live a somewhat positive and healthy lifestyle, and I need and want to promote it to get others to want to better themselves for THEMSELVES. We were only given one body to live in so, why not take care of it?! It’s called living to your fullest poteinial!

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3. I Don’t Diet. I no longer have crazy fad diets. I eat whole, clean foods. I eat carbs. I eat sugar. I have my cheat days where I’ll eat fried food and ice cream. I don’t stress anymore when I overeat or have a cheat day or meal (unplanned or planned). I don’t have off limit foods anymore. Limiting your food or food items like carbs, makes diets fail. You need carbs, but healthy ones, like whole grain bread or sweet potatoes (in the correct portion sizes). Not only do you need them, but if you limit them, you are also more likely to overeat once you are reintroduced to them. I am now eating correct portion sizes, with the combination of healthy grains and fats that my body needs and yours does too!

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Shakeology: The healthies meal of the day!

4. I Am Proud of My Journey. Since January, I have lost over 11 inches off my body. I have energy again! My Psoriasis completely cleared up! I am no longer itching in my sleep and keeping my husband up! Shakeology has helped with all of the above, by getting my the proper nutrition and vitamins (No, Shakeology is not just another protein shake!) that I need, daily! I am proud of my mini abs poking through! I am proud I lost my arm jiggle! I have worked so hard for this and for my body, and I am not complaining!

During the 21 Day Fix Extreme.
During the 21 Day Fix Extreme.

5. Ask Me About My Journey. No, I won’t be sales-y and try to rope you into something you don’t want to do. But I will tell you about my story. About how eating the correct portion sizes of proteins and veggies (yes, you can OD on veggies), working out faithfully, and drinking Shakeology has helped me! And just maybe, you’ll surprise yourself and want to try it out for YOU!

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6. I Am Just Like You! Even though I am a BeachBody Coach, I still struggle with chocolate cravings. I still over eat every once in awhile. I still drink wine on occasion. And I can’t wait to eat at our local, small town Tastee Freeze this summer!! I still struggle somedays to stay motivated and workout instead of sitting on the couch all evening watching tv. I still take ugly pictures, I am still self conscious, and have my own insecurities. I am not a glorified, holier-than-thou, fitness freak, health nut, dieting machine, workout all the day long, obessed coach. I am not, and I will never be. I have a life, I have a full time job, I have a husband, and thanks for asking!

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