Saturday, August 3, 2013

Vanilla Shakeology

Screen Shot 2013-07-29 at 11.10.35 PMIntroducing, the newest flavor of Shakeology® and creamy VANILLA! Ever since Shakeology's inception, customers have been begging us to create a Vanilla Shakeology. And while there was a rumor swirling around that we’d never make a Vanilla, we really just refused to compromise the integrity of Shakeology by using an inferior Vanilla or one where we would have to add additional artificial flavors or ingredients to achieve that delicious vanilla taste. Where do these prized vanilla beans come from? We finally found a source in the lush jungles of Madagascar—an island off the southeastern coast of Africa. Malagasy farmers meticulously hand-pollinate delicate vanilla orchids and harvest the beans. Over the course of several months, the beans are blanched, sweated, sun-dried, and conditioned, which releases their robust flavors. By using these particular beans, we can be sure of their traceablilty, as well as the fact that they are being sourced in an ethical and sustainable way.Watch this video about Vanilla Shakeology:

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Shakeology can help you:* Lose weight Reduce cravings Increase energy and stamina Promote healthy digestion and regularity It tastes delicious too!

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Shakeology is derived from whole-food sources deliver the daily vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs to curb cravings, allowing it to shed stored fat. More than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke. Fiber, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes help your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently and promote better absorption of nutrients.*Screen Shot 2013-07-29 at 11.00.03 PM

What's in Shakeology

Screen Shot 2013-07-29 at 11.00.39 PMProtein and essential amino acids help build muscles and reduce food cravings. Prebiotics and digestive enzymes aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption. Antioxidants and phytonutrients help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases. A daily dose of vitamins and minerals provides your body what it needs to function for optimal health. Choose how to purchase Shakeology The Shakeology Convenience Pack contains 24 single-serving packets you can take anywhere.Choose the 30-day supply in a bag to keep in your kitchen.FREE gifts when you sign up for Home Direct, the monthly autoship program FREE standard shipping every month†Online access to 2 FREE workouts 30-Day Money Back Guarantee If you don't start to see and feel the benefits of Shakeology within the first month of using it, or if you're not 100% satisfied for any reason, just return it within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price, less s&h—guaranteed. That's our promise to you.ShakeologyOrder

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Meal Planning Week One

So I had a bit of a hiccup this week while sticking to my meal plan. My fridge died. Again. So by day three my food was going bad and I had to abandon my meal plan in favor of not wasting food. However those first three days of sticking to the meal plan suggested by the Beachbody Club Membership were actually pretty easy to follow. And a few of the recipes were very tasty.

One thing I found was that I was actually very full after eating many of the recipes and that I couldn't eat the snacks most days. It was funny because I'd look at a recipe and say to myself "that's all?" for some parts of the recipe and then I'd make it and be completely surprised at how filling it was. My favorite recipes that I made were Asparagus-Leek Frittata, Greek Chicken, Greek-Style Shrimp and Orzo Salad, and the Chicken and Apple Slaw. The Frittata and the Orzo Salad were the ones where I questioned if it would be enough until I actually made them. In the Frittata the amount of eggs was tiny it seemed like compared to how much I normally ate, but the amount of vegetables in it made up for it. The same went for the Orzo Salad, where when I made the pasta for it it was such a small amount I double checked that I was making enough.

But in the end I highly suggest this meal planner that Beachbody provides. Once I have a working fridge again I'll be attempting to get through a full week again and do a full report. I definitely felt better because I was eating more fruit and vegetables and I liked that having it took the guess work out of eating healthy. Without it I was "eating healthy" but my diet was high in carbs versus this lower carb menu. I can't wait to try more of the recipes and menus they provide on the weekly menu!

Friday, July 5, 2013


Who or what holds you accountable for your goals? Ideally you'd hold yourself accountable but no one ever really does. So you need to find people who will ask you how you are doing with your goals, people you can report back to about your progress. I am lucky enough to have a group of coaches that I can be held accountable to.

So what's my current goal that I announced to my fellow coaches this past week? I'm going to actually utilize my Club Membership with Beachbody and specifically use the meal planning portion that the Club Membership provides you. I hope that it will take the guesswork out of my food choices and help me kickstart or just restart my diet.

I'm sure many diet and exercise websites have a feature such as this, but it is much more in depth that what I've found other places (and pretty affordable seeing that its about $39 for three months). You put in how much activity you do and what your goals are and it not only calculates how many calories you should be eating each day but also gives you a meal plan and recipes for each meal or snack. I really like the additional feature where it gives you a shopping list to get everything you need. As you see from my picture I went and got everything I should need to get through this week eating healthy.

Now comes in the accountability. It'll take a little accountability on my part to actually keep up with the meal plan. I'm sure I'll skip one or two of the meals of the plan for something else but my goal is to stick to the majority of the plan. And I decided to set myself up for success right away and portioned all my fish and meat into ziploc bags and froze what I didn't need in the next two days. And I printed out my meal plan with recipes and noted when to pull out what meat when and when I can make extra of something to save me time later. The key thing about meal planning is the PLANNING! I know I'm more likely to give up on the plan if I didn't do this so make sure when you do any goal you plan out what you're going to do.

Looking at my meal plan from Beachbody I'm actually thinking that on many days I was undereating which actually can hinder you from losing weight because you're body goes into starvation mode and holds onto whatever calories you intake. So I'll definitely report back after this week on my results!

If you want to learn more about the Club Membership or just getting healthy let me know!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


FOCUS T25 is a new 10-Week program made up of workouts that only take 25 minutes to do. This fast and effective workout is about no nonsense, no wasted time, and all about getting great results. It's short in length, but intense, and has eleven workouts on nine DVDs that will push your whole body to new limits. These workouts are packed with cardio and resistance moves that require minimal equipment to do, but every ounce of commitment and dedication to get 100% ripped.

I know everyone uses the excuse of "I don't have time to workout" even me. So you should check out Shaun T's newest program Focus T25!!! Its a workout that focuses intensity for 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week and you'll see results! It may not seem like a lot of time, but because you put your all into a hard 25 minutes you get just as much workout as if you did a longer lower intensity workout.

What comes with FOCUS T25?
The Base Kit comes with:
10 Workouts
  • ALPHA: Cardio is a calorie burning, sweat drenching, cardio based workout.
  • ALPHA: Ab Intervals is where you will be spending a lot of your time on the floor doing ab workouts with quick cardio recovery workouts in between. This routine will have you shredding the fat from your midsection and getting you the abs of your dreams.
  • ALPHA: Speed 1.0 gets you fast results with this fast paced workout that will ignite your quickness while burning the fat from your body.
  • ALPHA: Lower Focus is the key to burning fat and kicking up your metabolism as you focus on working your lower-body muscles.
  • ALPHA: Total Body Circuit focuses on strength and resistance without having to lift a single weight.
  • BETA: Core Cardio is where you'll "get your sweat on", with this progressive cardio-core workout designed to get you shredded fast.
  • BETA: Dynamic Core will take you from vertical to horizontal and back again in this dynamic, crazy core routine.
  • BETA: Speed 2.0 has you rev it all the way up with Shaun's calorie-scorching, core-focused speed drills.
  • BETA: Upper Focus will help you develop the upper body you've dreamed of; all you have to do is focus.
  • BETA: Rip't Circuit is a workout comprised of cardio, upper body, legs and abs that you do on repeat, taking your body to the next level to get you even more shredded.
Bonus Tools:
  • Alpha-Beta Workout Calendars tells you which workouts to do on which days, taking out the guess-work so all you have to do is nail it.
  • Get It Done Nutrition Guide makes eating simple with just 5 meals a day, using 5 ingredients that take only 5 minutes to prepare. It doesn't get any simpler.
  • Quick Start Guide helps you to hit the ground running with this step-by-step guide for how to achieve your best results.
  • Free Online Support tools keep the motivation strong with 'round-the-clock access to fitness experts and peer support.
Free Gifts:
  • Stretch Workout (also 25 min): after 5 days of hard work you get to stretch it out and relieve those muscles. Enjoy it because you deserve it!
  • B-Lines Resistance Band (15 lb) will assist you in burning fat and carving lean muscle faster.
  • 5-Day Fast Track gives you a jump start on our weight loss with this 5-day low calorie meal plan; it's not easy but it works.
  • 24/7 Online Support keeps you motivated with 'round-the-clock access to fitness experts and peer support.

Want to find out more information or want to order it? T25 also comes as a challenge pack so you can get the program AND Shakeology for an awesome deal! Just shoot me a message to find out more at

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ramp it Up!!

Ok so I decided today to actually move from the Start it Up DVD for Slim in 6 to the second level: Ramp it Up! Well. I am SWEATY!!! Start it Up I could do pretty easily and still feel like I got a work out in, but Ramp it Up really made me work out hard! I had done it once a while ago and I didn't remember it being this hard! However it was in fact hard in a good way. I had been doing a combination of Start it Up with Brazil Butt Lift Masters to get my sweat on, but today just doing Ramp it Up, no Brazil Butt Lift was necessary!

I actually had sweat dripping off my face, my knees were sweaty, my arms gleamed, and being an Irish girl my face was splotchy red with the effort!

Its so easy to get stuck in a routine without even realizing it! If I hadn't on a whim decided to try Ramp it Up I probably would have continued with my Start it Up/Brazil Butt Lift Masters combo and not even realized the workout I was missing! Start it Up and Ramp it Up are very similar workouts but spread out within Debbie throws in new moves and makes you do even more of the old moves you're familiar with. If you're still on Start it Up and you can get through it completely then I highly suggest moving on up.

I know I got stuck in the routine and just by me deciding to try something new made me realize I wasn't pushing myself as much as I could have been! Getting healthy is easy, if you put the effort in and make a commitment to keep with it. Its so easy to make the time to workout everyday, but its just as easy to put it off. Its amazing how quickly you can turn your healthy around once you decide to do it. A couple of weeks of working out everyday and I guarantee you'll start feeling healthier!

Make the commitment!!! You can join my team for FREE and get the support you need to become a healthier YOU!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Week Four - Habits

Habits can be good, and they can be very bad. Hopefully by week four of my weekly challenges you've started to replace some of your bad habits with good, like drinking water, having mindful eating, and leaving your sedentary lifestyle behind you. I know that I have a lot of good habits that have taken me a while to cultivate but I still have plenty of bad habits that I want to change about myself. Like I have a dentist appointment coming up, and every time I realize that I've been awful about flossing my teeth, I'll start out strong after my appointment but its just not a habit for me to do it. I brush my teeth everyday, use mouthwash, but the whole flossing is a habit that has been very hard for me to develop.

That's the thing with habits, they have to develop overtime. You don't just wake up one day and have a habit suddenly appear. Good habits you have to make yourself develop, but bad habits just creep up on you because they develop when you don't pay attention to yourself. This week I want you to make a list of good and bad habits you have, and a game plan to change your bad habits into good ones. The trick to this list is to be honest with yourself. Trying to convince yourself that something isn't a habit means that something is actually a habit.

The Good:
Go to Sleep at a Reasonable Time
Drink Water
Drink Shakeology Everyday
Be Active Everyday, whether walking the Dogs, Slim in 6 workout, Rev AbsHip Hop Abs or Brazil Butt Lift
Brush Teeth Everyday
Keep Track of what I eat Everyday
Turn off lights when I leave a room
Take my Vitamins and Supplements

The Bad:
Snacking - not always the "healthy" snacks
Emotional Eater (don't quite binge but just eat more than I should)
Watch a lot of TV

Okay for me trying to write out the bad, I couldn't think of a lot of bad habits, which makes me pretty happy.  A year ago I would have had drinking soda and other sugary drinks, not tracking my food intake, not taking my vitamins, and not eating healthy overall, and definitely not working out everyday on my list of the bad. A year ago my list of Bad Habits would have been much longer than my list of Good Habits, but over the course of a year I managed to slowly turn my Bad Habits that I developed over my entire 30 years of life into good habits but taking the time out of everyday to consciously work on turning them around. In one year I was able to make myself a healthier person, and with a little commitment you can as well.

I hope that you can write down your bad and good habits not just for yourself but for everyone to see so that you aren't hiding from them anymore. There is always time to make yourself healthier. My goal is not to get "skinny" (because I doubt my body structure would truly allow that) but to get "healthy". I want to get to a point where my weight and health no longer hinder me from doing things I want to do or might want to try. I want to go on vacation and not feel self conscious about theme park rides, going to the beach, or hiking through beautiful forests because of how I look or feel.

I hope you can find something that inspires you do dig deep and commit to changing your habits for the better, whether its to quit smoking, get more active, or floss your teeth everyday! You can do it!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


 Get ready to BURN Fat!

High-intensity interval training (HIIT).

If you love Turbo Jam®, get ready to have the best spot in class with TurboFire®, Chalene Johnson's new hard core total body conditioning program. You’ll do high-energy kickboxing drills and sculpting exercises set to Chalene’s fun music mixes. TurboFire is all about the fun, the great music, the energy from the class, and the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) “fire drills”. You will give your all for up to 1-minute intervals with quick periods of rest to set your metabolism on FIRE and burn 9x more fat than with traditional workouts. There is an afterburn effect that will have you burning extra calories for up to 24 hours after your workout! Get the FREE DVD BONUS Workout – Greatest HIITs (a $19.95 Value) – when you buy TurboFire HERE!

Chalene Johnson's TurboFire includes 12 workouts on 10 DVDs that range from 10 minutes to 55 minutes: The number in each title designates the class length.
  • Fire 30 Class/Stretch 10 Class Throw calorie burning hooks and make big leaps to the bass of "Give Up the Funk."
  • HIIT 15 Class/Stretch 10 Class Sizzle fat for your first High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class.
  • Fire 55 EZ Class/Stretch 10 Class Don't let EZ fool you, because you'll be pushing yourself to "Dazzey Dukes."
  • Core 20 Class/Stretch 40 Class/Stretch 10 Class Chalene's most popular class targets your abs with moves that deliver that six pack you've always wanted.
  • Fire 45 Class/Stretch 10 Class Kick, dance, and punch your way into shape to the beat of "Wiggle It."
  • HIIT 20 Class/Stretch 10 Class "Turn This Mutha Out" with 7 sizzling fun fire drills in 20 minutes.
  • Fire 45 EZ Class/Stretch 10 Class No fire drills in this one, but lots of fire, as you sweat to "In the Ayer."
  • HIIT 25 Class/Stretch 10 Class Turn up intensity with 25 minutes of your most challenging fire drills yet with Chalene.
  • Sculpt 30 Class/Tone 30 Class Muscle tone is a must with Chalene's challenging resistance classes.
  • Stretch 40 Class/Stretch 10 Class Increase your flexibility and lengthen your muscles for a long, lean look.
  • Get Fired Up Chalene guides you through the program to help you get the best results.
Plus you get these TurboFire support tools:
  • Turn Up the Burn Fitness Guide Get more in the know about HIIT and why TurboFire really works.
  • TurboFire Class Schedule We've taken the guesswork out of working out so you can get the best results.
  • TurboFire Lower Body Band Add definition and build long, lean muscles with this body-sculpting band.
And 5 FREE gifts to help you succeed:
  • Fuel the Fire Nutrition Guide Maintain high energy while you train with easy-to-prepare snacks and recipes.
  • 5-Day Inferno Plan See how you can lose up to 10 pounds in 5 days.
  • 24/7 Online Support Stay motivated with easy access to fitness experts, friends, and live chats with Chalene.
  • Turbo Sculpting Band Use this band and you will quickly burn fat and tone lean muscle!
  • Core 20 Class Target and strengthen your entire core to reveal tight, flat abs.

Kat Meagher

With Kat as your online coach and motivator, you will have someone pushing you and encouraging you each day to complete your program and get the results you want!

90-Day Money-Back Guarantee You have 90 days to try TurboFire for yourself. If you don't get the results you want, simply call Customer Service to return it within 90 days for a full refund of the purchase price (less s&h)—no questions asked. But keep the Fuel the Fire Nutrition Guide and 5-Day Inferno Plan as Chalene's gifts.