Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Struggle Is Real

I can say hands down this pregnancy has given me a run for my money!  I promised myself I would eat as healthy as I could and keep active during this pregnancy.  When I was pregnant with Jack I was put on pelvic rest early on which really meant I could just WALK!  I had such incredible swelling towards the end I couldn't even stand!

In this pregnancy I have eaten my share of CARBS, I have MISSED WORKOUTS and trust me I have been LESS THEN PERFECT!  My cravings this pregnancy have really been ice chips during my third trimester and no worries - no iron deficiencies here! They checked! :)  Thanks to my Shakeology I am actually on the HIGH END of iron!  

My first and second trimester proved to be the most challenging with insane food aversions.  I seriously couldn't [lan out food and what I wanted one minute I didn't want the next.  That lead to eating bland carb style foods.  NOT GOOD!

I am in my third trimester and have had heart burn his entire pregnancy.  Guess this baby will have a lot of hair right?  HA!  Food has still been a challenge for me but I am doing WAY better and sneaking in salads when I can.  

All In all I have taken this pregnancy day by day.  I eat as best as I can and do what my body allows me to do.  I am just so thankful that I could workout throughout this pregnancy and keep active.  It has made such a HUGE difference.  I feel better!  I look better!  My attitude is better!  I am setting examples for my little guy who is 3 years old!  If I miss a workout he tells me "Mommy you need to workout for the baby."  How awesome is that?  He gets it! :)

I want you all to remember regardless of where you are at in your journey you need to stay positive.  You might have 100+lbs to lose or you may have been struggling on and off for years to tighten that tummy from a c section.  Regardless of what it is you NEED TO STAY POSITIVE!  Your days will NOT be perfect all the time.  You will have bad days.  You will have bad weeks.  It happens! It's LIFE!  What is most important is that you acknowledge them and move on!

I have been a little too hard on myself this past week with eating, not working out the way I should and not being 100% committed.  Exhaustion along with swollen feet and hands took over.  Frustration set in.  Giving up felt real.  It crossed my mind to just give up and wait until the baby is here and the Dr. clears me to workout again.  I finally had some down time to myself today so I have re committed myself to working out and being healthy!  The struggle is REAL my friends - even for us coaches!  We are JUST LIKE YOU!   

If you are looking for extra accountability and want to get into a challenge group so you STAY on that wagon please let me know!  I would love to have you.    The challenge groups, amazing challengers and motivation is what keeps me going every single day.  I know that and that is why I stay in these groups!!!! :)  Have a GREAT DAY!

Upcoming Challenge Groups - Apply Now!

Please fill out an application below to save your spot!  

The purpose of my challenge groups are not only to transform your body, but to keep you committed for long term success.  I focus on changing your entire life.  These challenge groups will allow you to focus on clean eating, meal planning and prepping, recipes, accountability, motivation and me as your coach!
Team Fit2bFree challenges run every month, typically on the first Monday of each month, and last a total of 30-60 days (depending on the challenge pack purchased).

These challenges are not just about transforming your body.  They are about goal setting and long-term success.  My goal is to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

You will need to be willing to open up, be honest and face the emotions that have been holding you back. Allowing you to acknowledge those things will help you to grow and be successful in transforming your body!

Our groups not only transform your bodies, we focus on changing your whole life. Mind, body and spirit. I want LONG TERM success and that comes with changing your WHOLE life not just your eating habits. You have to be open and willing to change. You have to be in the right mind set! This group will push you past your limits and make you step outside your comfort zone!

My challenge groups will push you far past your comfort zone.  Change never happens inside your comfort zone.  So get ready to be real, train mean and eat clean!  
I want long term success for you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

21 Day Fix Crock Pot Southwestern Chicken

21 Day FIx Crock Pot Southwestern Chicken
Cook on low for 6 hours or until chicken easily shreds. Allow shredded chicken to cook in the juice for 30 minutes after shredding. If the chicken is frozen, you’ll need to cook for 8 hours.

  • 3 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (about 2 lbs??)
  • 1- White Onion, diced
  • 2- Bell Peppers, diced
  • 2- 4oz Cans Diced Green Chiles
  • 1- jalapeno (remove seeds if you don’t want the heat)
  • 1- 15oz Can Black Beans, drained and rinses
  • 1 1/2 Cups Frozen Corn
  • 2- Limes, juiced
  • 1 Cup- Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup of Water
  • 3 tsp Coconut Oil

Chicken Seasoning:
  • 2 Tbsp Chili
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 2 tsp onion
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt (or pink Himalayan salt)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • *optional: dash cayenne to taste
Makes 6 servings (if you eat it as is)– it’s a ton of food!!! Make it ahead of time and portion out through the week or use it for a big batch family meal >> whatever works for YOU! 21 Day Fix Breakdown: 1- Red, 1- Green, 1-Yellow, 1/2 tsp: serving size about 1 1/4- 1 1/2 cups, depending on size of chicken.

Additional Serving ideas and box break down:

Add a yellow:
*with rice
*in a corn tortilla as a taco (or even throw the corn tortilla in the oven and make tostadas or nachos)
*with additional beans or corn

Add a green:
*Over a salad
*with extra veggies
*as a lettuce wrap

Add a purple:
*with salsa

Add a red:
*with green yogurt (in place of sour cream)

Add a blue:
*with cheese
*with avocado

Friday, October 14, 2016

Core De Force - Mixed Martial Arts at Home Fitness Program

This brand new MMA style home fitness program created by Trainers Joel and Jericho is coming to YOUR HOME in November 2016!! It’s 30 days of zero-equipment, core-defining workouts inspired by the most high-octane sport in the world—Mixed Martial Arts!!!  You might already be familiar with Joel and Jericho!  They are the creators of Less Mills Pump and Less Mills Combat.  They are amazing trainers and I couldn't be MORE excited for this program to be released!  This truly is a program designed for anyone  - beginner or advanced!

What is Core De Force?
• 30 days of mixed martial arts-inspired workouts that slash inches off your waist, blast belly fat, and sculpt total-body definition—no equipment needed. 
• 8 workouts on 3 DVDs that alternate Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai combinations, cardio spikes, and bodyweight training to help you get a knockout body.
• 2 bonus workouts: 5 Min. Core on the Floor and Core Kinetics. 
• A fitness program created by Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews who have extensive fitness experience teaching a variety of workouts, from Kickboxing to cardio, worldwide. 
• Includes a modifier who demonstrates the moves at a lower intensity, so anyone at any fitness level can get knockout results.

How long are the workouts?
Core De Force is a 30 day program based on 30-45 minute workouts.  I recommend doing 2 rounds of this program to build a strong solid foundation!
How are the workouts broken down?
Each workout is broken into 3-minute “rounds” that alternate Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai combinations, cardio spikes, and bodyweight training to slash inches off your waist, blast away the fat, and carve total-body definition.
What equipment is required?
Nada!  Nothing!  That is the beautiful thing with this program.  Just show up, push play, be all in and your done!  
Is there a eating plan included?
YES! The CORE DE FORCE Eating Plan shows you how to eat for knockout results with Signature Recipes, food lists to take to the grocery store, sample menus, and a revolutionary approach to eating more that fires up your fat-burning metabolism!
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill workout—this is Core De Force. And if you’re ready to fight for the body you’ve always wanted, you won’t be disappointed… so fill out this application for more information!  I would love to have you in my upcoming challenge group!

How do I sign up?

1. Complete the application to the left (or here) to be added to the launch email list. You will receive an email update once you've submitted the application.

2. The program will be released on October 31st. Participants will receive a link to a discounted test group challenge pack which includes all the necessary workouts, meal plans, and challenge tracker account information needed for the test group. The only cost is that of the challenge pack. 

3. Refer a buddy to the challenge for a chance to win a one month supply of my favorite pre-workout, energize! It will help you bring the heat to this amazing workout. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Healthy Pumpkin Brownies

If you know me well you know I LOVE pumpkin and I LOVE chocolate.  So why not combine the two for a perfect harmony!  So here you go!  Enjoy this amazing and delicious treat!  These fudge style brownies are sure to hit the spot!

  • 5 tbsp Pumpkin puree
  • 2 Eggs, medium-sized
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C and line a 9"x9" baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Stir the sugar, flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together in one medium-size bowl and make a well in the center.
  • Crack in the eggs and pour the vanilla extract and pumpkin puree into the well. Beat with a hand whisk for about 1 minute, just until the mixture forms a batter - don't over-mix!
  • Pour the brownie batter into the lined baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes until set.
  • Use the parchment paper to remove the brownies from the baking tray and leave to cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes.
  • When cool, slice the brownies into 9 servings and eat! Or place inside a sealed container and store in the fridge for up to five days.