Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring CleanEATing Challenge

I think it might actually be that time...SPRING! Spring is the time known for new beginnings and of course, spring cleaning. My upline coach (Amy Sukits) and friend have come up with a clean eating challenge. We are just doing a 8 day challenge. Just 8 days to see how clean eating and Shakeology can make you feel. It will be a closed facebook group where we will post motivation, clean eating tips, recipes and shakeology ideas. We are wanting people to give Shakeology a try. The great thing that Beachbody has is a sampler pack, so you can do just that. The sampler pack is 19.99 plus S/H. You will get 4 different flavors of Shakeology to try! We will be posting some of our favorite Shakeology recipes for you to try with your packets. It is an easy way to start your healthy lifestyle. Its just 8 days, what do you have to lose!

Friday, March 21, 2014


It is not easy to start a healthy and fitness journey and stay on it! You have to keep motivated to want to be a healthier, happier you! Here are some good tips to stay motivated:

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Clean Eating Dinner Recipe:
Want an easy and tasty recipe that will last all week?  Salsa chicken is very easy to make and can be easily tailored to your taste buds.  You can serve this chicken over brown rice, use it on a salad or wrap it up in a clean tortilla!

3-4 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 large diced tomatoes
1.5 cups (roughly) of your favorite salsa
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper (if you want to make it spicy)
1. Place chicken in crock pot and all remaining ingredients.
2. Cook on low for at least 7 hours.
3. After 7 hours, shred the chicken in the crock pot and let it cool before placing it in a container.

Tip: Add sliced onion, bell peppers, cilantro, lime, or your favorite pepper to enhance the flavor.

Recipe Courtesy of

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Want a challenge? DO A PLANK!!

Benefits of Plank Exercise: 

*It strengthens your lower back 
*It develops your core muscles – which include the abs, back, hips and the butt. 
*Helps you to avoid injuries and encourage good posture 
*Can be done anywhere 
*Develops your abdominals by targeting the rectus abdominis

Here is a nice 30 day challenge you could try for yourself!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Turkey Meatballs

These are always a hit and so easy to make! 

Turkey Meatballs

1 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey or chicken.
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg lightly beaten
1 cup oat bran or wholewheat breadcrumbs
2 tbsp fresh parsely, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh oregano finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, passed through a garlic press
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl place egg and breadcrumbs or oat bran.
Add spices and mix well. Add remaining ingredients
and mix well. Using an ice cream scoop make meatballs
and place on prepared cookie sheet. Place in hot oven 
and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Recipe is courtesy of Melissa Beck.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

March Madness!!!

Here are the March Beachbody Specials:

Message me if you have any questions. These are all great programs AND great deals!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Working Out!

I know after having each one of my kids starting back to exercising what really, it was awful. My youngest is now 3.5 years old and it has just been within the last 3 months that I have consistently and regularly exercised 6 days a week. What made me finally do it? I think I finally stopped going "all in" to start. It was too much to expect of myself. I didn't make it attainable. What do I mean by that? Exercising is not easy, especially when you are out of shape! I had to work my way back into it. It's the same if you are just starting out. You might need to workout every other day or every few days or just for a few minutes at a time and build up to it. Also, start with exercise that you CAN do! Here is a great one anyone can do: 

                           Walk, walk, walk! --It's easy, free and effective!

So get out there and get moving! What exercise are you going to do???

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Shakerock Shake

When I saw someone post this a few weeks ago, I was super excited. I can't tell you how many Shamrock Shakes I have had in my day....too many to count. You could also ask my mom about the number of times that she took me to get one. Here is a nice, healthy version that tastes the same. You can't beat that!!

Greenberry Shakeology
2 Tbsp PB2
1/8 tsp Mint Extract 
2Tbsp SF/FF Cheesecake Pudding Mix
Ice and Water to taste

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Butternut Squash Applesauce

Butternut Squash Applesauce

Do you ever try to trick your kids into eating something healthy? Oh, me either!! This is something so easy and delicious!

5-6 apples sliced and cut up (I leave the skin on, but you could peel it off)
2c. cubed butternut squash
1c. water
Cinnamon to taste

Put all ingredients in the crockpot and cook on High for about 4 hours. I usually "mush" up the apples and squash throughout the cooking.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Chicken with Peppers and Tomatoes

Chicken with peppers and tomatoes
I have found that starting off simple has been successful for me. Here is a recipe that I make all the time. We have had family over that raved about it too!

Chicken With Peppers and Tomatoes  ( I know...fancy name!)

1.5 lbs. chicken breast cut into slices
1 c. of chersry tomatoes cut in half
2 c. variety of sweet peppers cut into slices
2-3 T. of olive oil
2 T. Fajita Seasoning ( I use Wildtree seasonings, but you could use whatever seasonings)

Cut all ingredients. Place all ingredients in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook thoroughly and VOILA that is all there is too it. 

Chicken With Peppers and Tomatoes