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Saturday, November 30, 2013

14 Days of Christmas Shakeology Shake Off



Now that Thanksgiving is over, our bellies are full, pants may be a bit snug,  and we are heading into holiday parities, baking cookies, and the stress of getting our shopping done in time for Christmas.  Ugh!  Although I absolutely LOVE this time of year, it is soooo busy!  Sometimes we just need a little "boost" or accountability to fire things back up, right?  Well, that's what I need as I prepare for all of my upcoming holiday parties!  I don't want to have that mind set of accepting the fact that I am going to put on a few pounds within the next month just because cookies and sweets will be easily accessible.  In fact, I have full intention of staying on track with my clean eating lifestyle but still plan to indulge in my favorite treats....for example, Peanut Butter Blossom cookies.....BEST COOKIES EVER!  I have learned that it is all about finding a balance and deciding what exactly I want to spend my sugar and calorie intake on.  It's true, you CAN have your cake AND eat it too! 


So, are you in need of someone to help you find that balance?  Or maybe you are fully ready to go all in and make that complete healthy lifestyle change. Or is the accountability and tips to help you create a new nutrition habit what you are looking for?

Regardless of your reason, I am inviting you to join my 14 Days of Christmas Shakeology Shake Off, beginning MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013, In any case, I  have faith in knowing that you are doing something GREAT for yourself. At this time of year some of us get so caught up in doing so much for others, that sometimes we just need to put ourselves first, even if it is for just a small portion of time. 

This group is going to run through a closed Facebook group, so, only the members of the group will be able to post and see what is being posted.  You don't even have to leave the comfort of your own home to do this!  You will learn lots of tips, tricks, recipes and be guided on a path to creating some new healthier habits.  You are not alone.  Along with myself, there will be a small group of people who are in this together!  We will all hold each other accountable to staying on track for 14 days. 

Why 14 days?
There are a few reasons.  First, in order to truly begin to feel the benefits of Shakeology, I believe that you should consistently drink if for at least 2 weeks.  Second, there isn't much time until Christmas!  I want to provide you with a place to go that will help you stay healthy and even find some new holiday recipes for you and your family!  Finally, I look at this as a mini health and fitness support group.  Typically, my groups run either 30 or 60 days.  By doing a 14 day group, you will have a first hand sneak peek into how these groups run.  Then, you will be able to make the decision as to whether you want to make the full commitment into my 60 day group that will begin on January 6, 2014.

Here are the details:
1. The group begins on Monday, December 9, 2013.

2.  Get on Shakeology Home Direct (HD = get yourself free shipping).  Also, there is a 30 day  money  back guarantee.  So, if for any reason you do not like Shakeology, or it doesn't work for you, then return for a full refund! If you sign up for HD but want to try the other flavors, I will provide you with a free sample of any flavor you'd like.  Seriously, what do you have to lose?!  Oh, and how about I throw in $10 cash back too?! 

OR

You can purchase a 14-day supply of Shakeology in either Chocolate, Vanilla, Greenberry, Chocolate Vegan, Tropical Strawberry, or a  combination of the 6 by creating a FREE BEACHBODY ACCOUNT and sending $75 to lisamariedecker@yahoo.com via PayPal.  Then, I will put your 14-day Shakeology Package in the mail so you are ready for the group.  You can also email me regarding payment.  If you are local, we can meet, or if you would prefer to send me a check that would be fine as well. 

3. Commit to replacing just ONE meal per day with your favorite Shakeology recipe.

Check out some of these delicious recipes for Chocolate!  You can also find yummy recipes for all other flavors under the Clean Eating Recipes tab, then Fabulous Shakeology Recipes.
  
4. Press play at least 4 to 6 times a week and CHALLENGE yourself!  Don't just go through the motions.  If it's your first time doing a workout, try to up the weights, do extra reps, or slow down your repetitions.   If you are new to fitness, then I challenge you to do some form of physical activity at least 3-4 times per week, or continue with the fitness routine that you are currently doing (you could try to up the intensity).  If you would like more information on picking out a fitness program that will meet your needs and ability level, I can help you get started with that as well. 

5. Either at kick off or at the end of the 14 day program, do the 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse.  For me, I plan to do this beginning December 26.  The 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse is optional.  You do not have to do this.

6. Once making your purchase, you will be added to the 14 Days of Christmas Shakeology Shake Off closed Facebook group where you can post your success (so we can celebrate), questions (so you can be successful), tips (if you have them to share with the group) and any  feelings that may come during the challenge period. 

7. Check into the group page as often as you can.  I am not going to set any daily requirements, but by posting AT LEAST 3 times a week, you will be entered into a drawing to win some end of challenge prizes!

As a participant AND my customer in the 14 Days of Christmas Shakeology Shake Off, I will assure you success in feeling better about your nutrition selections and helping you establish realistic expectations and a strategy to get there (success will only come with YOUR commitment to change bad habits).  I will also share with you how and what I eat to keep my energy up and sustain my weight through tools available as a Team Beachbody community member.

It's not rocket science or a deprivation of foods and taste, but more of learning to make smart choices, with which, in my opinion, really clicked as I had Shakeology as my staple in my diet. 



OK, let's talk about PRIZES!!
If you stay within the 14 day period, there are some prizes in store!  Here is how staying motivated can win you some free stuff:
  • When the challenge begins, check in as often as you can.  Although there are no daily requirements as for posting, I ask that you check in and post on the group page at least 3 times during the 14 days. 
  • At the end of the 14 Days, for anyone still active and successful, I will select 2 winners, AT RANDOM, to receive another special gift.  In order to qualify, you must have stayed on Shakeology Home Direct or you have gone ahead and placed a new order for Shakeology Home Direct (for the 14 day packet buyers only), posted in the group page, pushed play, etc.
 
WHO'S WITH ME??!!
 
If you have any questions or need help ordering, send me an email at lisamariedecker@yahoo.com!
 
 
Spots are limited so don't delay....reserve your spot in the 14 Days of Christmas Shakeology Shake Off today!!!
 
 
 





Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Team Beachbody Black Friday Deals are Here!!!!

I am so excited to share these special deals with you!  If you are looking for a gift for a "fit friend" or maybe looking to get a small gift for yourself, then you definitely have to check out these options!  The important thing is you don't want to wait! There are a limited number of quantities for each product, so, once they are out....they are gone forever!  You will then only be able to purchase them at full price.  ALL ITEMS ARE EXPECTED TO SELL OUT! Last year some products were sold out within hours!
 
Please remember that you want to choose a product that fits YOUR lifestyle, or the lifestyle of the person you are buying for; so, read through the details and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. 
 
First thing first, all of these sales may be overwhelming, so please contact me one of three ways with your questions. 
 
2. Friend request me and message me through my Facebook Page
3. Go to my "Like Page" and message me.
 
 
Happy Shopping!!
 
 
TurboFire Complete System:

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I LOVE Turbo Fire!  It was the first fitness program that I full completed, losing 10 pounds and 12 inches!  If you like Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Dancing, then this is right up your ally!  The workouts range from 10 minute high intensity cardio intervals to 55 minute blocks of high and low intensity cardio!

TurboFire is the intense cardio conditioning program from fitness innovator Chalene Johnson. This 90 day weight loss and body slimming program will help give you that leaner, sexier body you've always wanted, because it burns up to 9X more fat and calories than regular cardio.  TurboFire begins with Chalene's Fire Starter Class, which shows you the right form for all TurboFire routines.  There are also two low impact, but intense, workouts to help you get totally up to speed.  Chalene keeps you moving all along the way with more than 20 smoking hot music remixes through all 12 Fat sizzling classes!
 

Plus, you'll turn up the burn even higher with the TurboFire Complete System. You'll get everything in the TurboFire programs PLUE 5 additional advanced workouts, 1 toning band, and 1 thigh-firming band to torch more calories, help prevent plateaus, and shape lean, sexy muscles.
 
TurboFire Advanced Deluxe with Tracker Journal: 


Turn up the burn even higher with the TurboFire Advanced Deluxe package. You'll get 5 advanced workouts, 1 toning band, AND 1 thigh-firming band to help torch more calories, reshape your entire body, and prevent plateaus.

Your TurboFire Advanced Deluxe kit includes 5 body-shaping workouts:

  • HIIT 30 Class
    Get through your longest HIIT Class (packed with 11 Fire Drills), and the AfterBurn Effect will be working overtime.
  • Fire 60 Class
    Add variety to your schedule with Chalene's longest Fire HIIT Class. This one will have you HIITing it 4 times with Turbo Tracks to motivate you along the way.
  • Sculpt 30 Class
    Get stronger for your HIIT classes (and leaner all over) with Chalene's total-body sculpting class. This class features dynamic moves to build endurance while firming and defining your hard-worked muscles.
  • Tone 30 Class
    Chalene never wants you (or your muscles) to get bored, so she's designed an additional total-body resistance class with new moves that will work you out from top to bottom.
  • Core 20 Class
    Focus on your entire core for 20 powerful minutes, and you'll see tight, flat abs in no time.

Plus, get 2 resistance tools for rapid results:

Pink Toning Band with Handles*
Get lean curves in less time by adding this Resistance Band to your workouts.


Thigh Firming Band*
Burn fat and sculpt lean muscle by using this body-sculpting band in your Sculpting and Toning classes.





Fuel Shots - Buy One Get One Free!

 
Get a near-instant surge of power.
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Blow past fatigue with a few sips of performance-enhancing calories. This dextrose- and maltodextrin-based energy drink is designed to drive nutrients into muscle fiber for greater strength during workouts and help replenish the glycogen and electrolytes lost after workouts.

Beachbody Fuel Shot:*

  • Instantly triggers an insulin response with its high glycemic index (GI), for more energy and faster recovery during and after workouts.
  • Contains vital electrolytes to keep you hydrated.
  • Supports muscle mass growth with a hefty calorie load.
  • Helps muscles absorb the protein and nutrients they need to recover, repair, and replenish themselves.
  • Contains no untested ingredients.







 
 
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 M.A.X. Creatine - Buy One Get One Free!
 
Crank out a few extra reps and speed up your recovery.
With M.A.X. Creatine, you get high-grade pure creatine monohydrate—without fillers, preservatives, or untested ingredients. Use daily to help build strength, with increased energy and stamina.
Beachbody M.A.X. Creatine:
 
  • Supports an increase in strength, muscle recovery, and muscle  mass.*
  • Should be used within 30 minutes of a workout.
  • Contains pure creatine monohydrate.
  • Contains no fillers, preservatives, wheat, corn, sucrose, starch, salt, yeast, or added flavors.







Derm Exclusive Micro Peel Resurfacing Pads + Jar


 
Inspired by professional chemical peels, Micro Peel Resurfacing Pads gently remove dead surface cells to exfoliate, refine, and polish your skin. Now you can reveal a smoother, brighter, more even-toned complexion. Includes 15 pads and storage jar.
 
Dual-action pads and naturally derived acids exfoliate your skin two ways to help reveal a smoother, more youthful complexion. Formulated for maximum effectiveness and minimal irritation, Micro Peel Resurfacing Pads also clean and help shrink the look of pores as moisturizing ingredients calm skin.
Key Ingredients:
  • Glycolic Acid: Sweeps away dead skin cells to help reveal clear, even, and radiant skin tone.
  • Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates and helps clear pores to minimize their appearance.
  • Malic Acid: Derived from apples, this acid gently exfoliates and balances your skin.
  • Moisturizing Ingredients: Soothe and calm the skin.


Derm Exclusive Intensive Repair Serum

Helps undo years of premature aging—like dark spots and discoloration—as it speeds up skin's natural DNA repair process. Powerful enzymes accelerate recovery from everyday sun damage, while antioxidant vitamin C helps fade spots and even out skin tone. Use twice daily for brightening results equal to a photofacial.* 30-day 1-oz. size.

Like a photofacial, this lightweight but powerful formula treats dark spots and uneven texture. It helps speed recovery from past damage and restores skin's luminosity.

Key Ingredients:

  • Ultrasomes®: Enzymes that speed up your skin's natural repair process to help reduce everyday sun damage.
  • Photosomes®: Help stimulate skin repair when exposed to UV rays and protect the skin's natural immune system.
  • Roxisomes®: Work quickly to repair sun damage within the skin.
  • Vitamin C: Antioxidant that helps fade dark spots, and also helps prevent future sun damage.


Derm Exclusive Collagen Lift Moisturizer

Get the look of a laser firming treatment at home. Boost collagen production for firm, lifted skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles with astonishingly powerful results.* 30-day 1-oz. size.

Get back youthful-looking bounce and elasticity by stimulating your skin to produce new collagen, as if you had a laser firming treatment. Advanced peptides firm, lift, and hydrate sagging skin, especially around the delicate eye area, while retinol helps increase skin's natural cell turnover and promotes collagen production.

Key ingredients:

  • Renovage: Visibly corrects the signs of aging by promoting the skin's natural protection and repair process.
  • Collaxyl®: Boosts collagen production and helps to prevent sagging, while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Encapsulated Retinol: Helps increase skin's natural cell turnover and promotes collagen production.


Derm Exclusive Fill & Freeze Treatment Pen

Instantly plumps lines and wrinkles while reducing the appearance of dark circles. Dr. Ordon's breakthrough discovery gives injections and fillers a run for their money!* Includes 5-pack of .04-oz. size.

This anti-aging treatment works right before your eyes. Apply a touch to eye, frown, and smile lines and watch as powerful Micro-Smoothing Peptides help relax "crease memory" to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Your skin is visibly restored to a more natural, smoother state—just like you'd expect from injections and fillers. Ophthalmologist tested to ensure it's safe to use around your eyes.**

Key Ingredients:

  • Argireline® and Myoxinol®: Powerful peptides help relax facial muscles to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements.
  • Matrixyl® 3000: Helps promote collagen production and stimulates the skin to restore itself naturally, reducing the appearance of wrinkles by decreasing their volume and depth.
  • UGL Complex: Infuses the skin with deep moisture to improve elasticity and firmness and help smooth away wrinkles.
 
 
Energy and Endurance 90 Day Tub (Limit 1 per Customer)
 
Improve your energy, endurance, strength, and focus with this preworkout drink. Its proprietary blend of advanced nitric oxide boosters, amino acids, natural energizers, electrolytes, and essential B vitamins can help you power through and maximize your workouts.* Limit 1 per customer.
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Fuel up your workouts for faster results!

This powerful supplement is scientifically formulated to help improve your energy, endurance, strength, and focus, so you can maximize every minute of your Beachbody® workout and get your best results.*

E&E Energy and Endurance will help you:*

  • Burn more calories and fat to get ripped faster.
  • Maximize muscle performance to build muscle faster.

E&E Energy and Endurance features a proprietary blend of:*

  • Advanced nitric oxide boosters to help speed more nutrients and oxygen to your muscles for better performance.
  • Natural energizers to help increase energy production and focus to maximize your workout.
  • Amino acids to help promote muscular energy and overall workout performance.
  • Electrolytes to help fight dehydration and support optimal muscle function.
  • Essential B vitamins to promote a strong metabolism to provide energy so you can burn fat.
  • Stevia for natural, zero-calorie sweetness.

E&E Energy and Endurance contains:

  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
  • No high-risk or untested ingredients.

Get the most from your workout. Mix E&E Energy and Endurance with water and drink it 15 to 30 minutes before your workout. You'll feel more energized from the start to the end of your workout—maximizing your results.

 
 Tai Cheng
 
Renew your youthful energy in just 90 days through the healing motion of Tai Cheng! Developed with Dr. Mark Cheng, this low-impact program combines the 18 fundamental moves of Tai Chi with 21st-century sports science. It includes 12 workout DVDs, plus a Master Scroll reference DVD and valuable fitness tools to help you turn back the clock and feel absolutely fantastic.
Exclusive offer! Get a Bonus DVD that explains how you can improve your posture and well-being if you purchase Tai Cheng on Team Beachbody®. A $19.95 value—yours FREE!
 
Here's what you get with Tai Cheng:
12 workout DVDs, plus, a Master Scroll DVD:
  • Master Scroll DVD: Learn everything you need to master Tai Cheng. Dr. Cheng breaks down each of the 18 Tai Cheng moves so you can watch exactly how each move is done and be ready to learn them from Day 1!
  • DVDs 1–3: You'll learn 6 Tai Chi moves, combining them into a fluid routine that builds strength, increases your overall range of motion, and helps reduce pain.
  • DVDs 4–6: Dr. Cheng teaches you 6 new moves to help increase your energy; burn off excess fat; and build greater stability, strength, and balance.
  • DVDs 7–9: You'll be introduced to the final 6 moves that you'll need to learn on your way to becoming a Tai Chi Master.
  • DVDs 10–12: The last 3 discs will guide you through performing all 18 moves, in a powerful, yet graceful health-boosting routine.
You'll also get these valuable tools:
  • "Easy Does It" Fitness Guide: Filled with practical tips on form, technique, and mind-body realignment, it shows you how to complete Tai Cheng to help improve your health, energy, and mobility.
  • "Feel Better Food Plan" Nutrition Guide: Use this guide to find delicious, easy-to-make meals and snacks that'll help you feel younger, healthier, and more energetic.
  • 90-day Daily Workout Calendar: We've done the work for you so you always know which sequence to do and when. Just follow along and chart your progress.
  • Blue Foam Roller: Work out everyday kinks and pains and loosen tight muscles as you develop better balance, posture, and flexibility.
  • Tai Cheng Tape Measure: Track the changes in your entire body as you get healthier and stronger.
In addition, you'll receive these 6 FREE BONUS gifts (A $250 VALUE!):
1. Applied Tai Cheng: Travel and Sport (BONUS DVD): Learn how to use Tai Cheng to get more enjoyment from your favorite sports. And, discover exercises you can do while traveling—even on a plane!
2. Low-Resistance Strength Band*: Use it to build up your strength and balance.
3. Medium-Resistance Strength Band*: Step up to the green band for more resistance.
4. "Just Eat This" Week-long Menu Plan: Receive a week's worth of healthy meal recipes to help you make the right food choices.
5. Removeable Floor Tape: Create your Tai Cheng foot placement grid with low adhesive strips that leave no sticky marks to clean up afterward.
6. Free Team Beachbody 30-day VIP Club Membership: Stay motivated with positive peer support, chat with trainers, receive expert diet and fitness tips, and get 10% off Beachbody® gear, programs, and nutritionals.
Exclusive BONUS: Order Tai Cheng on Team Beachbody, and receive the Tai Cheng Body Alignment For Better Living DVD—a $19.95 value—FREE!
Ready to improve your well-being, mobility, and posture? On this DVD, Dr. Cheng will help you understand how your body works, how to correct mobility issues, and how to prevent injury. Plus, you'll learn how to combat flat arches, strengthen your core, walk with proper posture, and fix bad joint mechanics. You'll also see how using a foam roller can help you work out everyday kinks.
 
 
 
Insanity The Asylum + Free Chin Up Bar
 
 
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Maximize your skills with this 30-day program that builds speed, coordination, agility, and power. Shaun T preps you to WIN with sports-specific training inspired by pro athletes. The result? Game day becomes your day to excel.

Train like a pro. Play like a star in 30 days.

Winning the game, the race, the match starts now with the INSANITY: THE ASYLUM workout program. Former track-and-field star Shaun T will push you to Dig Deeper® than ever with sports-specific training and drills inspired by pro athletes. During this 30-day program, he'll push you to build your speed, coordination, agility, strength, and power. So on game day, you'll have the unbeatable athletic edge.

Here's what you get with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM:

6 Intense Workouts:

  • Speed & Agility: Get quick on your feet—fast, with this intense cardio workout. (45 minutes)
  • Vertical Plyo: Jump higher than ever with this lower-body training routine. (40 minutes)
  • Relief: Stretch out to build long, lean muscle and increase your flexibility. (25 minutes)
  • Strength: Increase your strength and power by cross-training with weights and resistance. (50 minutes)
  • Back to Core: Build the rock-solid core, glutes, and hamstrings for the explosive power you'll need to play and dominate at an elite level. (45 minutes)
  • Game Day: Put your new sports skills to the test with this cross-training workout. (60 minutes)

Plus, sports-inspired training tools:

  • Agility Ladder: Build strength and agility by using this portable ladder to sharpen your focus and your form.
  • Speed Rope: Improve your foot speed and endurance with this ultimate training secret.
  • ASYLUM Workout Calendar: Check it each day to cross-train like a professional athlete.
  • Guide Playbook: Map out your 30-day transformation with this smart step-by-step guide.
  • Get Shredded Nutritional Plan: Follow meals and tips used by Shaun T and you'll be ready for game day—every day.

And receive 2 FREE bonus workouts:

  • Sports Performance Assessment: Discover the improvements you've made in your fitness and skills with this performance measurement tool. (25 minutes)
  • Overtime: Add this 15-minute monster to any ASYLUM workout to see if you've still got game.

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Go from average to elite in 30 days or your money back.


INSANITY: THE ASYLUM is an extreme and physically demanding workout. This is NOT for beginners and individuals with any medical condition that may be compromised by extreme cardio and strength exercise. Consult your physician and follow the enclosed safety and other instructions before beginning this program.


P90X Plus Free Chin Up Bar

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P90X includes 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping workouts, designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 days. The secret is an advanced training technique called Muscle Confusion™, which accelerates your results by constantly introducing new moves and routines so your body never plateaus.
Here’s what you get with P90X:

12 Diverse and Intense Workouts:


  • P90X - 01 Chest & Back. Targeted strength and definition workout emphasizes two classic upper-body exercises.
  • P90X - 02 Plyometrics. Explosive jumping cardio routine, proven to dramatically improve athletic performance.
  • P90X - 03 Shoulders & Arms. A potent combination of pressing, curling, and fly movements that will leave you stronger and more defined.
  • P90X - 04 Yoga X. Combines strength, balance, flexibility, and breath work to enhance your physique and calm your mind.
  • P90X - 05 Legs & Back. Squat, lunge, and pull in a total-body workout like no other.

  • P90X - 06 Kenpo X. Intense cardiovascular workout includes punching and kicking for endurance, balance, and coordination.
  • P90X - 07 X Stretch. Achieve a higher level of athleticism, prevent injuries, and avoid plateaus.
  • P90X - 08 Core Synergistics. Build and support the core while conditioning your body.
  • P90X - 09 Chest, Shoulders & Triceps. Targeted strength and definition workout emphasizing two classic upper-body exercises.
  • P90X - 10 Back & Biceps. Flex your powerful biceps, and focus on toning and tightening those showcase upper-body muscles.
  • P90X - 11 Cardio X. Low-impact, fat-burning cardio routine.
  • P90X - 12 Ab Ripper X. Sculpt an incredible six-pack and improve your physical performance.
You also get 5 P90X Plus Advanced Workouts (on 4 DVDs):

  • Interval X Plus. Propel your heart rate up and down with 3 speeds: recovery, medium, and full-out, creating the most dramatic change in the shortest period of time.
  • Kenpo Cardio Plus. This advanced-level Kenpo, with new moves, will shred the most stubborn layer of fat with an all-out self-defense workout.
  • Upper Plus. This monster upper-body workout will defy the plateau phenomenon by blasting all the muscles from the hips on up.
  • Total Body Plus. By adding new synergistic moves, your muscles get pumped, then recuperate in stages until you've got nothing left.
  • Abs/Core Plus. This workout adds 4 different positions (hanging, sitting, standing, and plank positions) to intensify your ab work and shred your midsection even faster.
Plus, get these informative tools:

  • 3-Phase Nutrition Plan. Designed to help you lose fat, build lean muscle, and maintain high energy levels through each part of the program.
  • P90X Fitness Guide. Packed with information and tools to help you set your workout goals, track your progress, and stay inspired.
  • How to Bring It Video. Get a quick overview of the complete P90X Extreme Home Fitness training system.
And get these tools to keep you motivated:

  • P90X Calendar. Lets you know exactly what to do each day, set your workout goals, track your progress, and stay motivated.
  • Online Support. You'll have access to Tony and other fitness experts, and peer support from your fellow P90Xers.
Exclusive bonus workouts:

  • Only if you order P90X on Team Beachbody, you will receive 2 workout DVDs from the P90X ONE on ONE™ series. A $40.00 value—FREE!

 
Hip Hop Abs Dance Party Series
 

 
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Get ready to say "I've got abs." Shaun shows you exciting new moves like Robo, Hammer-Slide, 360, and the Drill Extreme, all guaranteed to burn fat while they're flattening and toning your abs. (30 minutes)

Hard Body
Shaun combines cardio dance, total body sculpting, and abs all in one workout to shape and tone your body from head to toe. His new moves are so much fun, you'll feel sorry for people at the gym. (35 minutes)

Cardio Groove
Transform your body from head-to-toe with Shaun's all-new cardio moves set to the hottest dance music. And add the bonus Cardio Groove Challenge for even faster results! (40 minutes)

Booty Shakin'
Come join the party, shake your booty, and wave good bye to those extra pounds! Once you start you won't be able to stop—no kidding! Plus, ramp up the intensity with Shaun's Booty Shakin' Challenge. (35 minutes)

Plus FREE 5minute Ab Blaster
If you don't think you can get the flat, toned abs of your dreams in just 5 short minutes, think again! Shaun's ab-blasting routine delivers sexy, defined abs in just 5 minutes without a single sit-up or crunch. (5 minutes)

 
 
 
There are also great equipment and gear items with a deep discount! 
 
 
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 And finally, the November promotion is still in effect!  If you would like to purchase Shakeology and a fitness program, then take advantage of the current Challenge Pack offer! You will receive a $20 Beachbody gift card for a future purchase,  as well as an instant $20 CASH BACK FROM ME!  In addition, you will get an exclusive spot in my next Healthy Holiday Challenge!  This promotion will last through the end of November. 
 


NOW THAT YOU'VE READ OVER THE DEALS, CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SHOPPING!

Here is a great visual chart that breaks down and compares the cost of each product.  If you are not a Coach or a Club Member, then you would follow the RETAIL column for today's price!
 
 
 
 
 Wow!  Now THAT'S a Black Friday Special!  So now what?  If you find a product that you have a question about, contact me through one of the ways mentioned above.  If you are good to go, then go ahead a purchase a product; however, message or email me that you have ordered so I can check that it gets processed.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 
 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tips to Stay Focused and On Track this Thanksgiving!

Well, I'm going to say it, it's officially the holiday season! My husband and I went out this past weekend to do the majority of our Christmas shopping and the rest can now be done online....what a relief!  I'm not a big fan of those holiday crowds!  My 3 year old daughter convinced me to decorate the house and yes, even put up the Christmas tree yesterday!  I know, it's not even Thanksgiving, but I am typically an early decorator when it comes to Christmas since we travel for Thanksgiving.  I'm also that person who takes the decorations down before January 1st!
 
So with all of the holiday cheer comes those extra sweets and added calories to your day, particularly on Thanksgiving Day.  We are with my family for Thanksgiving this year which means we will be traveling about an hour and half each way.  Ugh!  Thanksgiving dinner with my family isn't exactly "typical."  Since I come from an Italian family, I will not only be surrounded with the usual turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, etc. but also gnocchi's, meatballs, and even some beef as well!  As for dessert, it's not just pumpkin pie, but also vanilla AND chocolate graham cracker pie, usually a chocolate pie, maybe a coconut pie.  It differs a bit from year to year.  You'd think that I'm talking about a family of 30 or 40 people but I have to say, there are only 12 of us along with my two little ones!   It is all so delicious that you don't even know where to start!  I typically end my dinner feeling completely full and bloated and then fill my containers with leftovers to take home.  I vow that this year is going to be much different.  While I'm looking forward to all of the fantastic food, I am going to pick and choose what I want to use my calorie intake on.  Just because I'm not planning to stuff my face with food this year, doesn't mean that my Thanksgiving is going to be ruined.  I am going to be following the 80/20 rule.  At least 80% of my day will be focused on choosing healthy options. So, what can you do to have a healthy holiday that doesn't leave you with those extra pounds?  Needless to say, I have a game plan and am going to share it, along with my tips, with you!
 
 
For starters, I am sharing my weekly meal plan. I'm keeping it pretty simple this week, which meant a less expensive grocery bill!  I am planning to use my 2:00pm Thanksgiving dinner as my cheat for the week because I may enjoy a small piece of pie or fill my plate a tad more than a usual dinner of mine.  The key is to watch portion sizes!  While I may have an extra starch on my plate, it will not be a huge pile, rather a cupped handful.  I am also planning to have some leftovers for dinner on Friday; however, it will not be cheat for me.  I will stick with a piece of lean turkey, probably a sweet potato, and some green beans.  I have my Shakeology incorporated every day and even twice on Thanksgiving Day!  Why?  Because I know we will be making the drive back home some time in the evening and I want to make sure that I do not skip a meal and end up starving when we get home.  That's one of the many great perks with Shakeology.  You always have a healthy, nutritious option! 
 
Now on to my tips:
1. Workout!  Even though it is a holiday, that is no excuse to skip my workout.  I usually get my workout in during the mid morning, but since we will be leaving by 10:00am, I will make sure that I get it in before my family wakes up in the morning.  Since I am doing Focus T25, I only need 25 minutes!  It's important that you don't take unscheduled rest days.  I've learned that the hard way.  I took a few days off and it was rough getting back on track!  So, even if it is a run on the treadmill, a quick trip to the gym, or a different home fitness program, it's important that you don't miss your workout! 
 
 
 
 
2. Bring a healthy dish!  For me, I know that there are going to be some healthy options at my dinner; however, if you know that you are going to be faced with unhealthy choices, bring a healthy side dish!  At least you know that what you are bringing is healthy, so, you can load your plate with what you brought along with some fruits and veggies, and you are good to go!  If you drink  Shakeology, you can stash a pack in your car with a bottle of water so that you have something else in case you get hungry. 
 
3. Don't starve yourself! This is a big one!  In the past I never ate anything until dinner time because I knew I'd be over indulging later in the day.  I figured I'd be saving all of my calories for that one big meal.  Looking back, what was I thinking?!  I would be sooo hungry come dinner time and eat WAY TO MUCH, feel tired, sluggish, bloated, and then see it on the scale by the next morning!  This year, I plan to stick with my typical 5 meals.  I will drink my shake in the morning, have my mid morning snack in the car followed by my dinner (at lunch time) and my shake in the evening.  No different than any other day!  And again, my Thanksgiving will be no less fun!
 
 
4. Stay hydrated! Aim to drink at least 1/2 of your body weight in ounces.  By doing so, you are not only staying hydrated, but it will keep feeling fuller and you will be less likely to overeat come dinner time. 
 
5. Munch on healthy food!  Ok so how many of you sit around the dinner table with your family chatting away?  And what is in front of you on that table?  I'm guessing some sort of treat,  maybe a basket of chips, a cheese tray...  And what typically happens?  Does your hand seem to make it's way to the table mindlessly munching on those treats???  It's okay, you can admit it!  Try sticking to fruits and veggies if you feel the need to munch.  And be cautious of the dips!! 
 
6. Pack your cooler!  Since I know that I will be traveling in the car to and from my family's house, I am planning on packing my cooler with a few snacks.  I will be making my peanut butter banana roll up in the morning to pack, as well as an apple, my pre-portioned almonds, and of course, my Shakeology.  It's pretty simple!  I now that I will be completely prepared for when I get hungry in the car and won't be left starving at any point during the day.  
 
7. Be prepared and plan ahead!  None of these tips would be feasible if I didn't plan ahead.  Plan out your day, know where you are going to be and when.  Then, base your meals around that!  Trust me, it will all be worth it when you wake up Friday morning not feeling sluggish and still full from the day before!  
 
What are you responsible for bringing this Thanksgiving?  Check out some of these recipes!
 
Thanksgiving Recipes:
 
 
 
Enjoy your healthy holidays!
 
In case you do blow it a little bit over the holiday, you still have time to get it back in order before New Years!  I'm doing a 30 Day Clean Eating and Shakeology accountability group to keep you on track!  You will learn tips just like the ones above to help you stay focused with balance. There is just something about having support that makes all the difference in the world!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Message me to reserve your spot! As of now, I have 2 spots left!
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 
 

Ezekiel Bread Stuffing

Ezekiel Bread is something that I switched to several months ago.  It is a dense, chewy, flour-less bread made with a variety of whole grains that are minimally processed.  I can tell you that my two and three year old LOVE bread and when I gave them a piece of Ezekiel Bread, they didn't even taste a difference!  You can find this bread in the freezer section of most grocery stores.  My local grocery stores, Giant Eagle and Martins, has Ezekiel Bread in the Organic or Natural section.  As always, mind your portions when eating!
 
This recipe makes approximately 13 servings.
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 loaf of Plain Ezekiel Bread, thawed and broken into bite-sized cubes
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp dried ground sage
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil based margarine
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 celery stalks, thinly sliced (including leaves)
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 10 raw shallots, peeled and quartered
  • 3/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
 
Directions:
**Before preparing this stuffing, be sure to thaw out Ezekiel Bread and lay slices on a paper towel to dry out a little bit.
  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place bread cubes in a large bowl.  Mix in the thyme, rosemary, sage, and fresh ground black pepper.
  3. Melt olive oil based margarine in a large frying pan on medium heat. 
  4. Add onions and garlic and sauté for approximately 2 minutes.  Add sliced celery, and stir frequently.  Cook for about 5 minutes. 
  5. Stir the onion mixture into the bowl containing the bread.  Add the apricots, dried cranberries, quartered shallots, and parsley. Stir in the broth until moistened.
  6. Spoon the uncooked stuffing into a large casserole dish sprayed very lightly with olive oil cooking spray.
  7. Loosely cover the casserole dish with tin foil. 
  8. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, remove the foil and thoroughly stir, then bake for another 30 minutes uncovered.
  9. Serve and Enjoy!
 
 
 
 

Clean Eating Spiced Apple Cider

Forget that store bought cider!
 
 
(Makes 2 Servings)
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 6 Black pepper corns
  • 6 Whole Cloves
  • Zest of 1/2 an orange
  • Zest of 1 lemon
 
 
Directions:
  1. If using fresh apples, wash, cut and juice them.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-20 minutes, depending on how strong you like your cider.
  4. Pour juice through a fine-meshed sieve, into a mug.  Allow to cool slightly. 
 
 
 
 
Recipe: The Gracious Pantry
 
 
 
 



Clean Eating Dinner Rolls

Here is a great clean version of dinner rolls that won't leave you feeling full and bloated. Courtesy of The Gracious Pantry!
 

(Makes 12 rolls)
 
Ingredients:
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 pack rapid-rise, highly active yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 3/4 cups warm water (105-115 degrees F)
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (soy, hemp, cow, or rice milk will work too)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil and extra for coating dough
 
Directions:
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the honey and water and stir until honey is dissolved.
  3. Add yeast to the water / honey mixture and let stand until foamy (about 10 minutes)
  4. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  5. Once the yeast mixture is foamy, add the oil and milk and stir briefly.
  6. Add the flour to the liquid mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until it gets thick enough to knead with your hands (if you have a mixer, you can do this all in one bowl with a dough hook).
  7. Knead for about 5 minutes.  The dough should be slightly sticky, but firm and smooth.  If it's too sticky, add a bit more flour, 1 Tbsp at a time.
  8. Coat the ball of dough in olive oil, cover the bowl with a towel and allow the dough to rise for 1 hour.
  9. Now break the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls.
  10. Place on an oiled cookie sheet, cover with a towel and let rise for 1 more hour.
  11. Brush the rolls with a small amount of milk, using a basting brush.
  12. Bake rolls for approximately 40-50 minutes.  They should have a nice golden brown crust when done.
  13. Remove from over and cool on a cooling rack.
They taste delicious when served a bit warm!
 
 
 
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Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This is a FANTASTIC way to prepare your sweet potatoes, especially on Thanksgiving.  While you focus on the Turkey and other side dishes, your sweet potatoes can be cooking in the crockpot!
 
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cup apple juice (NO SUGAR ADDED - 100% JUICE)
  • 1 Tbsp.  ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • Pecans (optional)
  • Honey or maple syrup to taste (optional for a sweeter taste)
 
 
Directions:
  1. Peel and cut sweet potatoes and place them in the slow cooker.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of the apple juice as well as the spices.
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Once potatoes are fully cooked, use a hand blender to mix the sweet potatoes inside the slow cooker.   While doing so, add the other 1/2 cup of juice.  You can season with more cinnamon and nutmeg.  If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can mix a dab of honey or maple syrup as well. 
  5. Top with pecans.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 


Turkey

Time for a Turkey Recipe!  It's so easy to get lost in the butter and sodium that many Thanksgiving turkeys have; however, that just adds to the tired, bloated feeling that you get after you eat it.  Here is a great recipe to try!
 
 
 
Ingredients:

  • 1 split bone-in, skin-on turkey breast (about 2 1/2 lb)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 Tsp minced Fresh Rosemary Leaves
  • 1 Tsp. Minced Fresh Sage Leaves
  • 2 Tsp. Minced Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. ground black pepper
 
 
Directions:
  1. Preheat over to 425 Degrees F.  Place turkey breast, skin-side up, on a rack in a roasting pan.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice and zest, herbs, salt and pepper.  Using your fingers, gently loosen skin from turkey breast meat without removing it completely.  Rub herb-oil mixture under skin and all over turkey breast meat (including underneath breast as well).
  3. Roast, skin side-up, for 50 to 60 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part of the breast (test in a few places to make sure).
  4. Cover the turkey with foil and let it rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.  Remove and discard skin, then cut turkey breast from the bone.  
  5. Slice meat and serve!




Sunday, November 24, 2013

Clean Eating Cranberry Sauce

Another great recipe from The Gracious Pantry! 
 
 
 
Ingredients:
  • 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries (approx. 3 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 medium cinnamon stick
  • Zest of one large orange
  • 1 cup water
 
Directions:
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a pot and cook over medium-high heat for about 30-45 minutes. 
  2. When most of the liquid is cooked out, turn your stove down to a simmer.  The longer it simmers, the thicker the sauce will get.  Don't let all of the liquid cook out or it will burn!  Stir frequently.
***Allow to cool before you eat!
 
 
Enjoy!

     

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Clean Eating Green Bean Casserole

I'm sure many Thanksgiving dinner tables will have some sort of Green Bean Casserole dish on them.  First thought, green beans are a vegetable so it must be a healthy dish, right?  WRONG!  Like most casserole's, many Green Bean Casserole's have some sort of condensed, canned cream soup.  So, I found this recipe from one of my favorite websites, The Gracious Pantry.   While it may take a few extra steps to make than your recipe, I can guarantee it will be worth it! Give it a try and let me know your thoughts!
 
 
 
First thing first, make YOUR OWN cream of Mushroom Soup!  This is a great recipe that can be used in other recipes, or you can just eat it alone!
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cups chicken broth - Low Sodium
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups milk
 
Directions:
  1. Saute mushrooms in oil over low heat.  Stir frequently.
  2. When the moisture releases from the mushrooms and the liquid comes out, add the balsamic vinegar followed by the flour.  (The flour will soak up all the liquid).
  3. Pour the chicken broth into a pot and transfer the mushrooms to the same pot to combine with the broth.
  4. Add milk and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Set aside until needed in the Green Bean Casserole Recipe.
 
 
Okay, on to the Green Bean Casserole...
 
 
Ingredients for Crumb Topping:

  • 2 slices clean, toasted bread
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds (no sugar added)
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
 
 
Ingredients for Casserole:
  • 1 pound frozen green beans
  • 1 1/2 cups Clean Eating Cream of Mushroom Soup (noted above) warmed and thickened with 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • t tsp cornstarch or tapioca starch
** Warm the soup over high heat and whish in the flour and starch**


Directions:
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the frozen green beans in a casserole and pour the soup on top.
  3. Top with as much topping as you like.
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the topping has a nice crunch to it.
  5. Cool and Serve!

Thanks Gracious Pantry!  This Recipe is a keeper!






Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pumpkin Fluff

In order to make healthy choices over the Thanksgiving holiday, there has to actually BE healthy choices to choose from!  I found this recipe from 100 Days of Real Food and it is a DELICIOUS Pumpkin Fluff dessert that doesn't use Cool Whip and Pudding!  Remember, it is still considered a dessert, not something to add to your daily diet.  If you are taking or serving a dessert at your Thanksgiving table, I would highly recommend this one.  My two and three year old LOVED it, so I consider that a success!
 

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese (Plain Greek Yogurt is a healthier alternative)
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • cinnamon to garnish
  • Dip dippers of your choice: apple slices and/or whole wheat graham crackers work great!
 
 
Directions:
  1. Combine the heavy cream, cream cheese (or Greek Yogurt), syrup, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice in a mixing bowl.  Mix with electric beaters on low and blend unit the cream cheese is broken up and no longer has big clumps. You will not have the clump issue if using Greek Yogurt. At that point, turn the mixer to high speed and blend until mixture thickens...about 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Turn the speed back down to low and carefully blend in the pumpkin puree. 
  3. Viol la!  Transfer dip into a serving dish, sprinkle a little cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice on top, and serve with your choice of dippers.
**Store leftover dip in the refrigerator. 
 
 
 
This recipes serves 8-10.
 
 
Give it a try and let me know your thoughts! Enjoy!
 
 
 
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