Friday, July 31, 2015

Cize Nutrition Planning Tips And Meal Plan Template

Ahh its the weekend before we kick off day 1 of my Cize Launch group and we are all talking about nutrition!  80% of your results with any fitness program you do really depends on what you eat.  You truly can't out exercise a bad diet.  I tried that when I did Insanity and I failed miserably.  This is also the point where most people quit.  They do the program for 2 weeks, they don't follow the nutrition plan, they don't see results so they quit.  But in reality the program works, its just that you didn't do the WHOLE program!

I also thought the people on the infomercials were airbrushed and I didn't think you could really get results from home until I gave it 100%.  I'm for sure a believer!  So today I'm going to teach you how I help my challengers plan out their meals.

So first and foremost you have to start by getting the temptations out of your house.
you know the chips that call your name at 10 pm at night!  The check mix that when you have a bad day you down by the handfuls without thinking and then afterwards you look at the empty bag and feel extremely guilty.  If you just get it out of the house then you never have to make a decision about it.

Check out this post I made on how clean eating is a mental approach.

Next, pull out the nutrition guide a few days before you start the program.  Watch this video to get you organized.

Next lets talk meal planning!  Meal planning took me no joke 2 hours the first time I made a plan.  But it was so wonderful to print it out, hang it on the fridge, go to the grocery store and have everything I needed in the house for the week! It made my daily food a breeze.
Cize really does stick with the container system from the 21 day fix which I absolutely love.  But CIZE doesn't come with the containers. So adding that to your order is a must!  I have to say that just knowing that whatever fits in that container and checking it off the box was a great visual and it kept me on track.  Plus it takes the guesswork out of portion control.


Here are my tips for you to make meal planning easier.

Take the time to meal plan because in the end it will be your saving grace.  Plus what starts out as hard becomes a routine that you can keep with you for the rest of your life.  It's just something as a family we do every week.

We take time on Sunday's to prep, cut up veggies, fruits, and portion out our proteins.  That way on our busy days its grab and go!  

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Lastly- I created my own meal plan template on an excel spreadsheet so that I can easily grab and go each week!
Cize Nutrition Plan Template

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summit 2015 Team Beachbody Coach Experience

It's been a whole week since I've been home from Nashville where the 2015 Coach Summit was held. It sure was a whirlwind of an experience that I will absolutely never ever forget!  I just am completely blown away by the magnitude of the events.  It's just truly incredible!

I started as a coach 4 years ago and my very first summit experience as as a 1 Star Diamond Coach.  I was in the business less than 1 year.  I had earned the Success Club Party and the Star Diamond Party that first year!  I remember meeting our now very good friends Seay and Neil Stanford, hanging out with Brian and Sara Stakeley and soaking up all the knowledge and information from every single session.  I came home with a notebook full of notes and my brain was just swirling around with the possibilities of WHAT IF! What if I could be standing up on stage next year as a super star diamond coach, Why not become an Elite coach? What if I could be a Beachbody Millionaire, what if I could speak on stage as a presenter?  Why NOT ME?!  I will say that I was definitely passionate about coaching before Summit, but after my first summit I was 100% convinced that this was my calling!  I got to work on my dreams and I built them one day at a time with hard work, determination and commitment!  This was my 4th summit experience!  In the past 4 years life has drastically changed.
We went from a single family income, 2 small kids, a townhouse and a lot of student loans to paying off our student loans, buying our house, paying off our mortgage, saving enough money to pay for our kids college educations, Matt leaving his job to be a stay at home Dad and my business partner, to Beachbody millionaire, 2014 Top Coach out of 300,000 coaches, Top 10 for 2 years in a row, and 2x 15 Star diamond Coach oh and presenter on MAIN stage in front of 12,000 people 2X in Nashville!  WHEESH!!!!  Trust me, I never saw that coming!   I mean NEVER EVER IN A MILLION years did I think that I would be where I am today!  For goodness sakes, all I want to do is help people!  That is exactly what I did, over the course of the past 4 years I just help people and this is what has happened!  I am truly blessed!!!

It all started at my kitchen table in our townhouse with my dinosaur Dell laptop, and a burning desire to teach others how to make clean eating a part of their lifestyle.

Today I just want to share with you my summit experience!  I want to share with you the pictures and the memories from the event!!  We had a blast, and while I was sad to see it end, I am sure glad to be home and back in my yoga pants!!

We headed off to Nashville on Tuesday for a fun filled week of parties, speaking engagements and meeting a lot of my team for the very first time!

Tuesday night, Matt and I took out the presenters of our team event, "Recipe for Success" to an amazing local restaurant! The food was absolutely to die for!!!  We then headed over tootsies on Broadway to hear some great music! It was packed so we didn't really stay all that long but at least we got to experience Nashville music!
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Recipe For Success Speakers Dinner
Wednesday was my birthday, our run through of our team training and then it was Elite night! So we had a ton to do on Wednesday!
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My amazing leaders!!!  Birthday Fun
Here are the fabulous "Recipe For Success" Speakers after our run thru!  We are just hanging out singing happy birthday in the lobby of the Renaissance!
Wednesday night was Elite night where we got our own private shopping experience at the Core which is Team Beachbodys mega store of apparel and all the new supplements and programs being released.  
Our Elite Gifts this year were customized Beachbody Guitars and really awesome Signs honoring all of the 2014 Elite and Elite 10 Coaches.  
There was an amazing reception and opportunities to hang with the celebrity trainers.  We met up with Autumn Calabrese, creator of the 21 day fix after the party for some dessert!  Love this girl!! For as successful as she is, she is still down to earth and super sweet!!  

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Autumn Calabrese and I celebrating my birthday in Nashville
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My besties and Autumn eating chocolate goodness!!!  Yes we do enjoy a treat!
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My fav picture ever

Thursday Morning was our Team Event!  The Recipe For Success presented by the Dream Team packed the Grand Ballroom at the Renaissance with 1,300 people!!!  It was incredible to watch my leaders speak on stage, to hear their top tips and their own personal recipes for success!  It was just truly amazing and I'm so incredibly proud of our team!  

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How To Create A Marketing Strategy for your business

I had the opportunity to speak on creating a monthly marketing plan and recruiting in your business.

Thursday night was the general opening session to summit!  We were at LP field and it was HOT!  The saving grace was that it was dark and it wasn't as insanely hot as the daytime.

There are some amazing new supplements called the Shakeology Boost and the Beachbody Performance Line that have been released, plus Cize and Hammer & Chisel which won't be released until December.  

Matt and I were on stage to celebrate being Financially Free and shred our mortgage! We were one of the few couples with this honor! It was pretty amazing to know that we can live life by design thanks to Beachbody!
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Receiving the financial freedom award on opening night

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shredding our mortgage

Friday was a big day for me!!!!  I was given the opportunity to speak on Main Stage in the Bridgestone Arena to 12,000 in the am and 12,000 in the afternoon!  CRAZINESS!!!!  I was speaking with Chalene Johnson, Christine Dwyer, Lindsay Matway and Simon Sinek! What a true honor to be surrounded by incredible leaders.  

My topic was taking your business from ordinary to extraordinary and training on the leadership ladder.  This is how you really create stability and growth in your organization and just not short term success.  I loved my topic and I feel very passionate about creating a business that is not based on a house of cards but has a solid foundation!  
I felt like I rocked it and the feedback was great!  

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Friday night was the Star Diamond Party in the streets of Nashville!  It was insanely busy and hot of course but I met so many of my coaches and my team that it was well worth the heat!
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Success Club & Star Diamond Party


Saturday was my day to wake up and go see my coaches speak!  I got to see one of my very best friends Seay Stanford and my coach Alyssa Schomaker speak on Shakeology and they knocked it out of the park.
I also got to see my coach Katy Ursta speak on the Power of Your Story and they got a standing ovation for their presentation!  
It was amazing!
Then, Saturday night it was time to get dressed and ready for the main event.  
I was recognized on Saturday night for being in the Millionaire's club, for being a Super Star Diamond II coach, an Elite 10 and the 2014 Top Coach.  

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My in laws, sister in law, boys and parents at the celebration

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I am so thankful to be able to celebrate this accomplishment with my family.

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Truly my better half


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Jaime Messina wrapping about my top coach spot

So as the top Beachbody Coach there is a tradition where at the Summit Celebration they honor the top coach with the Top Coach Belt and an entire show around YOU.  The show of which is a total surprise and I had no idea what they were about to do!  

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It started with a glass of wine and Michael Neimand pulls me up on stage to share with me the them of the night, "One Hot Mess"  I truly do call myself the hot mess on a daily basis!  I believe with every ounce of my body that I am a hot mess!  I am a mom that is truly trying to run a family and run a business and lets face it, that is not an easy job to do! There are times when I have laundry piled up, dishes to be done and toys to put away.  It's just a part of who I am, I am not perfect and definitely don't claim to be.  But, I am very passionate about what I do, I love helping others and I believe in the beauty of your dreams!!
I am just so completely humbled and appreciative of everything that Team Beachbody has provided our family and our Dream Team.  
What an amazing night and celebration!!!!


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I am so blessed by this company


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Our Dream Team

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Elite Coaches of the Dream Team

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I love you ladies!!!
Wow, what an experience, just writing this blog post brings back a flood of emotions!! 

There are not enough words to describe my gratitude!  Now that I'm back home and finally feeling back to myself its time to get back to work!  Helping my customers reach their health and fitness goals, and setting up a plan to do the same for my coaches! Lets make 2015 an even more epic year!!!

CHEERS!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Be A Mompreneur and Build a Business From Your Kitchen Table

Wow, what a whirlwind of a week!  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know that it has been a huge week for me in my Beachbody business!  Not only did I get to speak on stage at the annual Beachbody Coach Summit in front of 25,000 people but I hosted my very own team event called the Recipe for Success and I was given the award of Top Coach of Beachbody this year!

Here is my summit presentation on how to raise the bar on leadership: This is exactly how I train my team! It's about building stability and longevity in your organization.





I was able to celebrate with my team, the Dream Team, my husband, our 2 boys and our parents!  It was truly an amazing experience!  I am definitely still recovering from this week away!

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I really want to share all the great photos with you so I'll do that in another post but for now I want to just share my thoughts with you all.

4 years ago if you would of told me that I was going to be the Top Coach of Team Beachbody, a Super Star Diamond II coach, a millionaire in a multilevel marketing company and a main stage speaker that presents of developing leadership in your business I would have laughed at you!  Trust me, I had no idea when I joined the "summer slim down challenge" group to lose my post baby weight that I was going to do all of this!

I really truly was changed by Beachbody, Insanity, Challenge Groups and the support from my coach!  If it wasn't for Nikki I wouldn't be here today!  I started as a coach by actually going behind Matt's back and using my Birthday money to buy Shakeology and sign up as a coach.  I only wanted to help people lose weight and feel as empowered as I did.  I had no understanding of the business, how it worked or the potential!  I just began by running challenge groups, by being present on social media, leading by example and showing people that if I can do it, they can to!

What began to happen over the series of the next few months is that I started to gain an entrepreneur mindset.  I began making decisions in my life that were bringing me closer to success.  I implemented the slight edge and the compound effect. I pumped the well of consistency even when no one else believed I could do it.  Little by little I began to grow the foundation of my business.  It didn't seem like much at first but all of a sudden this little girl from Mars began to make a big impact!

It took work, it required dedication and commitment but its something that ANYONE I mean ANYONE can do if they put their mind too it!  If decide to be successful there is absolutely no reason why you can't be!

So, coming back from Summit I know my work is not done!  I know I have the ability to train and impact the lives of so many and that is exactly what I want to do!

I am opening up a 5 day sneak peek into coaching on the Dream Team.  My goal is to give you a snapshot of what I do as a coach, share what a challenge group is, how you earn money, how you find people and how you grow your social media market!

If you would like to know more about what it takes to be a Beachbody Coach, Join here!  {only for non coaches}

Also, to give you even more in depth information about what it means to be a Beachbody Coach I am going to be hosting a "What Is A Beachbody Coach" Webinar tomorrow at 4:30 PM EST live!

You can log in here and listen to the live call, ask questions and then catch the recording if you cannot be on live!!!
Its the best way to get all the details about the business and how it can work for you!

Here is the log in for the live call :  

https://www.anymeeting.com/005-502-686


Here is the dial in number:  

323-920-0091


Here is the pin:  

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I will also be launching my next New Coach Training University on the 3rd of August with a new coach kick off call at 6:00 pm EST on Tuesday July 28th.  Once you become a coach you will have access to the link for this call!

Then, to help you get started right you will have access to my New Coach University where I will teach you everything that I have done to be successful in this business.  I will help you from re inventing the wheel.  You will have access to all of my trainings, my documents, my guides, scripts, calls and more!  I do a weekly team call, a smaller new coach call and 1:1 calls as needed. So there definitely is not a lack of support from our team and myself!

I am committed to my team and their success!  I truly love being a coach and empowering people to know that they can accomplish anything that they put their mind to!  If you believe it, then you can achieve it!!!!  

I honestly built this business from my kitchen table before the boys woke up, during nap time and in the evenings after they went to bed at night!  Its one of those businesses where you can set your own hours, you can determine your own success based on your level of effort and you have the potential to truly change the course of your future!  But you will never know the possibilities unless you take that leap of faith!  There is no better time than right now!

Are you interested in joining the Dream Team Coach University?

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fixate Cookbook Is Here

There are so many of you waiting for the arrival of the 21 Day Day Fix Cookbook and its officially here!  Fixate launched today with 101 new recipes from appetizers, snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner.  You have a ton of variety so that you can continue to follow your fix plan and eat flavorful foods!

There is nothing worse than trying a new recipe and not knowing how it fits into the plan!  Now you have the answers!

If you are interested in the Fixate cookbook you can get it right here!!



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Feel free to pass this along to your friends or family that would be interested in cleaning up their nutrition and getting support in making clean eating and exercise a part of your lifestyle!

Now accepting new customers for my July 20th Summer Accountability Group! Any new customers who purchase a 21 day fix or fix extreme challenge pack are entered to win the Fixate Cookbook free!





Saturday, July 11, 2015

How Can I Be The First To Get Cize? Here Are The Details!

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I have been getting a ton of questions on WHERE and WHEN people can purchase CIZE!!!!  I know everyone is so excited but I'm even more excited to tell you that we are 5 days away from the launch of Beachbody's newest fitness program CIZE!!  Before you stop reading this blog post because you feel like Cize wouldn't be your cup of team read the rest of this!  I can't dance and every single muscle of my body tells me so and my husband thoroughly agrees that my dance skills are less than stellar.  But I took the CIZE challenge and surprisingly I succeeded!  Now I didn't succeed at the entire program.  I only was able to master the first 4 workouts out of 8 but that gives me more room to practice! 
Friends Cizing It Up Together! FUNNY STUFF!  LOL



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"Weight will start to go down, when you lose the baggage that's holding it up."-@ShaunTfitness

I have to say that this workout is an instant mood booster, it is meant for people who want to workout but don't want to feel like they are working out!  It's a fun workout that is broken down into steps for the any "dancer" at any level.  It's not about the crazy push ups and diamond jumps... its about focusing on the beat and getting into the moves.  The beat moves you to the results that you want.

The workouts range from 35-40 minutes in length and the program is 4 weeks long but you can definitely extend it as you are learning the moves.  Cize is choreographed to the latest pop music that Shaun T has picked out.

Cize is coming out in July and it could even be sooner than the originally specified date of July 20th!  So you definitely want to get on this list for the details.  I will be sending out an email with the package options and ordering details as soon as I am updated!  Plus you get exclusive access to my closed online Launch Group with Top Coach support and accountability to help you rock out those results!!!  


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So since I had the opportunity to be a part of the Cize Coach Test Group which was a lot of fun and I truly enjoyed laughing at myself on a daily basis!!!  I absolutely am thankful that I get to do this workout in the comfort of my own home because I am definitely that girl that thinks she can dance but when I catch a glimpse in the mirror I can see otherwise!!!

The nutrition plan is easy to follow and it uses the portion controlled container system to help you with nailing the portion sizes!  I have created 4 meal plans over the past 4 weeks that are specific to Cize that I am going to share in my upcoming Launch Group!


I am going to walk you through each workout, teach you how to make modifications, guide you through the program guide to make sure that you are doing the program correctly and my goal is to help you stay motivated, connected, supported and to give you recipes, tips and ideas so that you can truly get the most from the program!

80% of your results come from what you eat, so let me help you put the two together!!!

I'm accepting a limited number of people who are interested in this launch group!

What are the requirements?

The requirements to participate in this group is that you must be a customer of mine to participate.  If you do not have a Team Beachbody Coach you can create an account here:  Create a Free Account So I can be your coach!

Each participant is required to get the Cize Package that includes the entire workout program, nutrition guide, DVDs, schedule of the workouts, plus the Shakeology and this comes in a package called a challenge pack with discounted shipping!  This gives you access to my exclusive Launch Group where you will get daily 1:1 mentoring from me and support from others just like you that are working towards crushing their health and fitness goals.  You will log in daily and receive tips from me plus daily accountability and support!
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Does this sound like something you would like to do?  If so, please complete the application below ASAP and I will be in contact with you to add you to the group!!!

**This is not for those that are already coaches, please refrain from completing the application if you are already a Team Beachbody Coach.

So if Cize sounds like a workout you would like to rock out to then I'm inviting you to get on the CIZE list today!

It could be released as early as the 15th of July! So don't wait, you don't want to miss out on the CIZE fun!!!



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Are you read for the end of EXERCISE?  CIZE IT UP!!!!!


Lets do this!!!

SPECIAL OFFER:  Anyone who joins the CIZE Launch Group with A challenge pack will also be entered to win a Fixate Cookbook with 101 recipes that will fit perfectly into the CIZE nutrition plan to keep your meals easy, healthy and a no brainer when it comes to planning!

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Healthy 4th Of July Tips and Recipes

It's Summer and what do you do in the summer?  You get out the grill and you enjoy some good old fashioned BBQ.  But BBQ can actually be quite unhealthy!  It is really full of sugar and hidden ingredients that you aren't expecting!  So lets go through a few marinades and tips that you can use if you plan to drag out the grill this weekend for your holiday weekend festivities.

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Lets start with burgers!!  Everyone loves a burger on the grill.  The old me would eat red meat, smother with cheese, ketchup and a white bun.  The new me has a new spin on burgers but its not short on flavor what so ever.

So my favorite burgers are actually home made turkey burgers.  I buy the lean ground meat from Costco (6 pack) and then shape into palm size patties, season with onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper and grill.

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Top with honey mustard, onion, lettuce, tomato and avocado for a nice twist!!!  I forgo the bun and do large lettuce leaves or I do a whole grain sandwich thin for a special treat.  Super easy to make and its going to save you a ton of calories in the long run!

You can also add in some fresh herbs, dijon mustard, a dash of Worcestershire sauce to keep your burgers juicy too!

Another variation is to add roasted garlic and fresh rosemary to make your burgers extra flavorful.  Grated zucchini with the ground beef keeps them moist and its an inexpensive way to bulk.

We made some black bean burgers for dinner tonight and they were off the charts good!  I didn't have the bun, but the kids did and we topped it with guacamole, onion and tomato!  

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What's a great side dish that you can share at a picnic event?  This southwest quinoa salad is to die for!!!  My mouth waters just thinking about it.

Grilled Chicken Kabobs :  These are full of flavor and delicious for summer grilling.  The kids like to help make them too!




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Teriyaki Marinade

I stumbled upon this Teriyaki Marinade when I was looking for a clean eating alternative to commercial marinades.  This is super delicious!  I use it on salmon, but I'm sure you could use it on other things as well!

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
Combine all ingredients and place meat or fish in shallow baking dish and marinate for 20 minutes in refrigerator.  I turned the meat a few times to distribute the marinade evenly.

If you are going to make the salmon preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place Salmon in 9x9 baking dish that has been sprayed with clean cooking spray.  Then bake in oven for 20 minutes, baste with leftover sauce.  You can also grill the salmon as well!
This dish is great with brown rice and asparagus.  Tonight we will be eating this dish with brown rice and fresh zucchini from our garden!

For Dessert!!!  Black Bean Brownies---- I tricked my Mother In Law and didn't tell her they were black beans and she didn't even notice!  hehe



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So I think we have basically covered everything except for the drinks!
How about a clean Mojito for a refreshing drink!  Matt came up with this concoction and we love it!!!!  If all else fails, go basic and do a vodka and a sparkling water with a splash of lemon or lime!  

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Enjoy your holiday weekend!  
Don't skip your workout, drink your water, and eat like its a weekday!  You have got this!  I'm cheer ing you on!  And if you need support, accountability or a kick in the pants after the 4th weekend you can join my 21 Day Fix Group Starting the workouts on the 12th of July and kick it off with the 3 Day Refresh!!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Survival Guide Tips: How To Survive A Holiday Weekend

Happy Monday! After an awesome and amazing birthday celebration for my husband its time to get back on track today!  I had a few vodka soda waters, a few treats and maybe a hamburger and fries!  But, I worked out, I stayed committed overall to still drinking my Shakeology daily and to eating healthy snacks and chugging water!  The old me would of thrown all caution to the wind and completely overdone myself. The current me is definitely more savvy about her food choices, her long term effects and the goals that I want to achieve.
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So as we approach this holiday weekend what can you do to stay on track?


1.  Have a plan in place.  So think about what your week is going to look like.  Are you going to be traveling, camping, visiting family and friends?  
Next, schedule your workouts in your calendar like a meeting with your boss that you cannot miss.
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clean eating, sweaty selfie, workout partners, 4th of July, Accountability, Cize, 21 day fix, recipes, tips, survivalFor example my schedule is blocked out for 5:30 am each day this week for my CIZE and 21 Day Fix Extreme workouts.  I'm committed to getting in my workouts even if it means that I have to take my laptop or my ipad and do Beachbody OnDemand at my parents house.  I know that my workouts are what gives me the boost I need to crush my day and keep that confidence lifted.

2.  Eating Clean is not a punishment, it's a reward!  I used to feel guilty about eating healthy on the weekends.  I used to think that I deserved it for being good all week long!  I thought that relaxing on the weekend was totally acceptable and that it would not make me lose any progress at all.  But in fact, the opposite occurred.  I actually ended up having a few drinks, a few bad food choices and Monday morning I would always wake up gaining the pounds back I worked so hard to lose on the weekends.  After a few weeks of doing this I finally realized that I had to be consistent during the weekends as much as the weekdays.  So I got back to the grind, I got my game plan in place and got to work!  
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So, treat your weekends like week days and feel how powerful you feel when you have control over your food choices!  


3.  Never leave it to chance. So every time I would go to a party on the weekend I would just leave it to chance that someone would have fruit or veggies to eat there. I got burned 1 to many times by having nothing clean to eat and ending up starving and making bad choices.  So I got smart!  I started to either pre-eat before I left the house or on the way with my Shakeology to a party and I would take an apple & almonds and veggies for in my purse.  I also offer to bring side dishes that are a little heartier like quinoa salad so that I have something that has protein in it that I can eat.  That way I get to eat and stay on track too.

4.  Water, water and more water! Even though the frozen drinks look great, they might seem refreshing they are going to derail your progress so quickly.  So instead of fruity drinks I go for a vodka soda water and a splash of lemon or lime and a full glass of water!  This is your lowest calorie option but it does still count as a carb.  So you def want them in moderation.
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5.  Practice the 80-20 rule.  Don't be so hard on yourself. Give yourself permission to not be perfect!  Look at your week and decide where you want to splurge at.  If grandma makes amazing pies and you are going there saturday then pass up the cake at work for a co workers birthday this week.  It's all about having balance and realizing that you can't have it all but you can enjoy life with moderation!  
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You can make it through each weekend and learn as you go but you DO have to be WILLING TO CHANGE and TRY something new! This is half the battle of having success in your health and fitness.  You honestly have to look at this as a lifestyle change and not just a crash diet.  

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