Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How To Reduce Holiday Stress, FAST


Parties, decorating, baking, gatherings, presents to wrap, holiday concerts, WELCOME TO THE MOST STRESSFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Yesterday I was feeling the effects of this season. I actually felt stressed because I was trying to finish getting the decorations up that I missed my scheduled ME TIME! EEK! And because of that, I felt so stressed for the rest of the day that I ended the day with a massive headache. So...it's time to destress. Here are some tips to help relieve stress quickly in your life so that you can feel like you get more accomplished in the day!

1) EXERCISE
Of course exercise is going to be in the list! Because it will help you feel better. Not only does it flood your system with happy making endorphins but it is also taking care of yourself. If you are feeling frazzled, stressed, like you can't accomplish the things in your day. DO A 30 MINUTE WORKOUT! (There are TONS of workouts on the online streaming service I use, Beachbody On Demand, that are 30 minutes or less!) I get it, you are busy, you can't find time...But guess what. WE ARE ALL BUSY! There are 1,440 minutes in each day. Can you find just 30 of those minutes to workout and take care of you? Remember, you can't take care of other people unless you take care of yourself first.

2) JOURNAL
Sit down for 5 minutes and just free write how you are feeling or what you are going through. Sometimes we just need to get out our frustrations or feelings to help us feel better and literally take the load off our shoulders. I started doing this at the beginning of the month, and I can't believe how much it has helped to just clear my mind and organize my thoughts and day.

3) MEDIATATE
10 minutes! All you need is to sit in peace and quiet and think about nothing. Or think about how amazing you are and all the awesome things you accomplished in your day. But don't let any negative thoughts enter, or "I should have done this or that." Keep it positive or think about nothing at all! I also like to repeat, "relax, relax, relax" to help me just RELAX! Perfect time to mediate, first thing in the morning or as your are going to bed are when I prefer. But if you are feeling like you are about to snap. Go find a quiet place and just clear your head!
4) JUST SAY NO
It's okay to say no to going to a party or gathering. There are so many things to do in this season and sometimes it is just too much. Don't feel like you have to do it all. And the same goes for decorations or other things that pile up. You don't have to bake all the cookies. You don't have to have every square foot of your house looking like a Pottery Barn picture. Decide what you are going to do and do no more.

5) DO SOMETHING FUN AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOUR PARTNER
Go get a mani, pedi, take a nice hot bath. Get an extra nap in. Go read a book you have been putting off. Go get a hot chocolate from Starbucks (that's a splurge in our house!) Do something fun that you haven't done in awhile. Make yourself feel special or just get some quiet time away from the stress of everything at home. Or get out and go on a date! Go see a move with your partner or spouse. Go to dinner. Take a walk together. Go bowling. Ice Skating. Go take some you time to take care of you and your relationship with your spouse. If you are feeling stressed, they might be as well. PLUS, it helps make your relationship stronger!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

80 Day Obsession Launch Group Party

Who is interested or curious or TOTALLY WANTS TO DO the new workout program ---> 80 Day Obsession? You all know I'm doing my challenge, LEARN TO BE OBSESSED to help me prepare for this workout to come out. WELL, this is just another stepping stone into why I can't wait! 

My coaching team has opened up an 80 Day Obsession Launch Party Group! Tons of info, tips about how the program works, what's involved, results, and it is being lead by one of the coaches that was in the TEST GROUP who got AMAZING RESULTS! (she is the one on the far left in the cover photo) So in a way, we get inside info from someone who has already gone through the whole program 100% and is doing it again and is already half way through her second round of it.

So...if you are interested but need more info first, curious about how it all works and want to learn more or ready to dive in and commit, CLICK HERE TO SEND ME A MESSAGE so I can personally get you into the group! 

Oh...don't know what 80 Day Obsession is yet??? Well...join the group to find out. But here are a few highlights:

🌟 80 days of workouts that were filmed in real time, meaning that they are all completely different from each other and can be done in your own home, or at the gym. 
🌟 A COMPLETE nutrition plan that tells you not only what to eat, what size portion to eat but WHEN to eat for best results.
🌟 Focuses on Core and Booty, but everyone had all over results 
🌟 Uses new equipment / gear that look easy but will totally change your body.

🌟 EXCLUSIVE TEST GROUP with LIVE workouts, daily motivation, inspiration, tips and MORE! 

So far the results on everyone who has done the program has been unbelievable! Not necessarily huge weight loss numbers but FAT LOSS to make long and lean, muscles. Check out some of the Before and After Results with the 80 Day Obsession Coach Test Group! 








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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Learn To Be Obsessed Challenge - Phase 3 Results


In just over 2 months, I have lost 7 pounds and over 10 inches! I’m Exercising almost daily and eating better than I ever have before by following the nutrition fix program that came with my online streaming service along with drinking my Shakeology almost daily!

My biggest tips: 
1) Eat more veggies! Like so many veggies. I am having at least a cup of 2 with my lunch and dinner and have a large handful of spinach in my daily shake. Plus snack on baby carrots and hummus. They have been filling me up and helping me feel satisfied. I love roasting up broccoli or cauliflower, green beans, or bell peppers (don’t have to do all of them. Pick one for the week and buy a few of them) and putting the garlic salt on them for flavor with a little extra virgin olive oil.

2) Drink more water! I was reminded of this just last week when I was drinking a ton of water for the cleanse and realized that I wasn’t drinking enough. My body has felt so good this week because I know I’m getting enough water.

Goals for phase 4:
1) don’t miss a workout. 
2) Eat my carbs for breakfast and lunch. No carbs after 2
3) stick to my pre determined days on when I get to indulge. 
4) remember why I started this and have fun along the way! 
5) trust the process because it does work!!!
Not sure where to start in your weight loss journey? Join me in my current challenge to help you start with the right program that will fit your busy lifestyle, get great nutrition every day and learn the right amount of food you should be eating daily. Plus 1:1 support from ME! It all start with you getting your year membership to unlimited streaming access over 600 workouts for variety to keep you motivated and your first month supply of my favorite, cravings crushing drink! CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO ORDER and I will reach out to you within 24 hours!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

How Much Can Your Body Shape Really Change With Exercise?

The next time you think you don’t need exercise in your life or if you are struggling with wanting to continue your exercise program because you aren’t losing any weight. Remember this picture. because, EXERCISE DOES MATTER! 

The picture on the left is from 2 years ago, before I got pregnant with Elyse and I was exercising about 2 days a week (because I had lost 20 pounds and got into that common "comfy phase" and it was the holidays and I would lose weight with the next program in the new year) That girl on the left, uncomfortable in her own skin. Dreaded working out because it was hard, so she just went through the motions and just did enough. But knew, it wouldn't be and was scared that she was going to fail yet again.

The picture on the right, is today. I am actually 10 pounds heavier now than 2 years ago. But I have had a baby, currently nursing and postpartum weight loss rebounding hit hard this summer plus recovering from surgery. But...For the past 65 days (and most of this year) I have been consistent with exercising 5+ days a week doing mostly 30 minute workouts using the unlimited online streaming service I LOVE that has access to over 600 workouts! Finally pushing myself instead of going through the motions. Sharing my journey honestly and finally loving me and my body as it is now, which feels pretty awesome!



If you are in your journey and you have tried it all, but the scale doesn't move, TAKE PICTURES to track your progress that way. The scale only shows one side of your journey. And you are so much more then that number. Be proud of how far you have come, of what you have accomplished and keep going. Be consistent and challenge yourself to workout 5 days a week. Because overtime you will see the changes. You will feel better.


Exercise helps your body be leaner, stronger and function better. And in these past two years I have finally gained the confidence in my body I have always wanted. Because I’m taking care of it. And my body is changing and feeling better. Exercise and healthy eating choices makes all the difference in the world. Don’t give up in your journey or goals when you hit a plateau or go backwards in your progress. Remember be consistent no matter what is going on. it could take longer than you want to get the results you want but just think about how you will feel when you can say, “I did it!”

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Friday, December 1, 2017

FREE Daily Health and Fitness Tips To Survive The Holidays


December is Holiday Survival Time. GOAL: At least maintain my current weight so that I don't have to work even harder in the New Year with my "lose weight resolution". Join my FREE, women's only private community, CONNECT THE DOTS: Healthy And Fit Life Community who want to work at their own pace at their health and fitness goals. Plus you get my FREE Clean Eating guide as a GIFT when you join!

For the entire month of December, I'm sharing my TOP TIPS daily to help you avoid the excess weight gain that accompany the holiday season. Like tip number 1 below! Want more tips to stay on track and avoid excess weight gain this holiday season? REQUEST TO JOIN! It just takes a few seconds! See you in the community!

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

5 SIMPLE Tips: How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain


It's here! The most fattening time of the year! With all the parties, gatherings, cookies, treats and other goodies around you, plus going against our body's natural tendency to want to eat carb, and fat laden foods to "stock up for winter", it can feel like a losing battle. But, if you want to make a change this year, and end on a good note you are going to have to work at it! Check out these 5 tips to help you Beat The Holiday Weight Gain!

1) DRINK MORE WATER
It's cold outside, not hot. You sweat less. In some ways the body is more dehydrated in the winter than in the summer, when we know to hydrate our bodies more because of the excess sweating that happens after we exercise. Aim to drink a tall glass of water (8oz at least) before every meal. Have a craving for something sweet, drink water first. Aim to drink half your body weight in water a day, every day.

2) DECIDE NOW WHEN AND AT WHAT PARTY/GATHERING YOU WILL INDULGE
Pull out that calendar and put down every party, gathering, cookie exchange you have been invited to and decide which one you are going to indulge in. Because you "shouldn't" indulge at all of them. Remember, you have goals. And you want to reach them. That means you might have to say no to those sweets and treats.
3) EAT MORE VEGGIES
This is going against our natural order. Where veggies are the go to in the summer time because that is when they are readably available. But now that we have access to greens and veggies galore, stock up on those veggies. Eat a plate of veggies before you go to a party, to fill up the space making it more difficult to eat other things. And always grab some veggies at your party. Fill half your plate at the party and regular dinner table with veggies. Not only will you be getting the vital minerals and nutrients from the veggies, but they help to take up more space than proteins and carbs. Helping you feel fuller faster.

4) EXERCISE
Make it a goal during this month specifically to exercise 5-6 days a week. If you normally do 3-4 try to bump it up by at least one day. By exercising more you are burning more calories, and mentally it helps you feel better about yourself and some of the treats. It is a mental mind game in a way to help you feel less guilt when you do indulge.

5) ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAYS
Don't feel any guilt when you do indulge. It is the time of year when memories were always made around food, family and gifts. Food is a huge part of this holiday. And when you do indulge don't feel guilty for what you are eating. Follow the first 4 tips here, to help you stay on track but eat a cookie every now and then. Enjoy your Christmas feast that you or your family and friends prepared for you. Because life is too sweet to and wonderful to feel things like guilt to ruin your day. There is always the next day to get back at your goals. Never forget that!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Dairy Free and Refined Sugar Free Healthier Hot Chocolate Mix


Healthier Hot Cocoa Mix (Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

1 c. raw cacao powder or cocoa
3 c. coconut sugar
2 1/2 c. coconut milk powder (you can get it THROUGH AMAZON!) 
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Mix all ingredients together and store in a sealed container. Makes approximately 6 1/2 cups.
To make 1 serving: Add 1-2 tablespoons of mixture (it all depends on how big your cup is) to a mug of boiling water. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla for extra flavor.

Perfect gift to give to friends or family. Package in small mason jars, or close top glass jars with the directions on a handwritten tag. 

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Staying Connected With This Fit Ginger


Thank you so much for checking out my site! It means the world to me. Have you started following me on Instagram yet? Great way for more motivation, inspiration, plus a view at what I do and how I fit daily exercise and my healthy lifestyle into my every day life! Head on over and give me a follow!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Get Out Of Your Thanksgiving Rut With These 4 Tips

Now that the Thanksgiving weekend is finally over, are you still feeling sluggish and just blah today? The last thing you might want to do today after too many leftovers, sweets and treats filled your plate all weekend long will be to exercise. After a few days of gorging on food and little exercise the body is going to fight and scream at you. 

So...how do you get out of the rut of Thanksgiving and start feeling like you again?
1) Exercise...Do it anyways
The last thing you might want to do is exercise, but get your body moving. When you move your body, it helps things in your body move. After a carb heavy feast, your body might be a little sluggish and needs that extra little movement to help your body move those things out. And if you aren't in the mood to exercise, DO IT ANYWAYS! It will help you feel better mentally too. You won't regret doing your workout. Stick with a 30 minute workout like 21 Day Fix using Beachbody On Demand.

2) Drink Water
Drink plenty of water over the next few days to help your body hydrate. Pass on having any sodas or alcohol. Let your body.

3) Do A Cleanse
You can either do an all natural cleanse or I'm doing this 3 day plant based cleanse by Beachbody. The 3 Day Refresh. Even though I ate really well this Thanksgiving I still want to help my body along, because I still ate more than I normally do. This 3 day cleanse will help restore the PH balance in my body, flush out toxins and "stuff" and help relieve the bloating and swelling I have. In just 3 days.

4) Think Positive
No matter what happened this past weekend, it's okay. What's done is done. Don't dwell on what you could have done better, but think positive about what you can do today to help you make a lifestyle change that carries over even during the holidays.

Remember these phrases:

  • Food is your fuel not your comforter.
  • You don't need a lot to curve a craving.
  • Food is not in control. You are in control.
  • More veggies! 
  • I'm creating a lifelong lifestyle not a quick fix
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Friday, November 24, 2017

Natural After Thanksgiving Cleanse


Thanksgiving has come and gone. Food has been enjoyed and now, you're sitting here with that bloated sluggish feeling. Imagine how your insides are feeling!?! Even if you ate really well, you still probably ate more than you normally do in one sitting. Try out this natural after Thanksgiving Cleanse to help your body get back to feeling better!

WARM LEMON WATER!

Yep, it's not secret. Just enjoy at least 1 cup of warm lemon water today to help your body get back to feeling normal sooner.
8 oz filtered water
Juice of 1 lemon

For me, I threw in a 1/4 tsp of raw honey to help my aching throat. Kill two birds with 1 stone!

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Workout


Happy Thanksgiving! Get your workout on this morning, EARLY so that it is done and you don't have to worry about it again! Have a healthy and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Recommended Healthy Way To Eat For Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving week! I want you to enjoy your meal and that includes enjoying your dessert. But as you make your selections, and portion sizes remember, that you are making the choice for a healthy lifestyle, and not a quick fix. That means, still being as healthy as possible even on the holidays. "how can I be healthy with all this food around me?" Remember, fill your plate with greens and veggies. Remember, potatoes, sweet potatoes and corn don't count as veggies. Your body processes them as a starchy carb. So don't have tons of those. Smaller dollop of them. Don't have too many rolls. They are straight up carbs.

Keep this image in your head, half your plate of greens and veggies and fruit. 1/4 of your plate turkey, 1/4 plate carbs. and have a small slice of pie and enjoy it! You are worth your goals. You are worth this lifestyle! And you will feel so satisfied by the end of your meal, because your body is getting exactly what it needs and not overstuffed, or full.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How Many Calories In Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Want to have a healthier Thanksgiving? Check out how many calories are in your average Thanksgiving dinner.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

5 Tips To Work Out With Your Kids

Being a busy mom of 3 means that I might have to do my workout with one, two or all of them around or joining me. If they around (and refusing to nap like Mr. C) encourage them to join you. Now that they are used to me working out most of the time they join me for the first little bit then do their own stuff. 

Don't miss a workout just because a kid refuses to nap or wants to be around you more. Use that as an opportunity to help them get active or at least to show them that taking care of your body is important to you! 
You will never regret your workout you did. Only the one you missed doing.



1) Always invite your kids to join you. 
Better to let them do what you are doing and see if they like it.

2) Be safe and make a safe environment for your kids. 
Encourage them to use their toys as their "weights" so that they don't use yours and accidentally drop them on their little toes. Or invest in "kid approved weights" for your kids to use so they feel like they are just like you. Check out these weights for kids! 


3) Make exercise fun
When the kids see that you are having fun, they will find it fun which will help establish a healthy relationship with exercise. The last thing I want is for my kids to think that exercise is torture, or the only way they will be able to eat that cupcake without feeling guilty or remorse.

4) Talk to your kids about why exercise is so good for them
Open up that conversation about how good exercise is for our bodies. Exercise is not about losing weight or being skinny. It is about our bodies being able to move better, feel better. Get stronger and help improve our thoughts.

5) Be consistent with your exercise and they will be consistent with it too
The biggest thing I have noticed is that my kids know when I am exercising. The clothing I'm wearing. The things I need set up. And often I see them just start to do their exercise because they want to do it for the day. Again it is about building a healthy relationship for them with exercise. Be that example of what living a healthy lifestyle is all about.

If you are looking for exercises to do with your kids, Beachbody On Demand has an exclusive KIDS AND FAMILY CHANNEL. It comes included with your year membership to Beachbody On Demand.



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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Learn To Be Obsessed Challenge - Phase 2 Results

Phase 2 has been completed! This time around I did Shift Shop. It's cardio and strength training. Each week is ramped up in intensity and length and honestly, the longer the workouts the more I loved it!

Official Results: 
Lost 4 pounds in 21 Days- 2 pounds total from day 1
Lost 7.25 inches total from day 1

I haven't been 100% on my nutrition plan, because I honestly believe in balance because momma needs a burger every now and then to stay sane. But the more I exercise and take care of me and drink my daily shake the more other foods (sweets and treats) don't taste very good to me.

THESE RESULTS ARE OVER HALLOWEEN BY THE WAY! The first Halloween ever that I didn't eat tons of candy. I only had my 1 Snickers Pumpkins that my hubs bought for me and I saved for a week to enjoy on Halloween. But it didn't taste as satisfying as it had in the past.

I am getting so much stronger. I am now modifying less, but still modify plank type movements for my core. I'm listening to my body and doing what I can but still pushing myself.
These next 21 days are going to be crucial. I am breaking past a plateau. That means staying consistent and on my game, especially over Thanksgiving. Phase 3 started on Monday, but if you are seeing these before and after pictures and are ready to join me EMAIL ME or MESSAGE ME ON FACEBOOK and let's chat!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

10 Days To Thanksgiving Commitment


10 PEOPLE! I'm looking for 10 people to commit for the next 10 days to their health to have a GUILT FREE THANKSGIVING! STARTING TOMORROW!!!

WHAT'S INVOLVED:
EAT HEALTHY HOMEMADE MEALS 
EAT EXTRA VEGGIES
SAY NO TO SWEETS
EXERCISE AT LEAST  8 DAYS in the next 10 days.
CHECK IN DAILY FOR ACCOUNTABILITY (sweaty selfie and posting food log for the day)

WHAT YOU GET:
14 Day FREE TRIAL of Beachbody On Demand with access to over 600 workouts to choose from for your exercise, meal plans, and check out FIXATE the healthy cooking show.

PRIZE!!!
The top 2 people who complete the daily accountability check in with pictures will win a PRIZE from ME! 

*Must have either the Free Trial of BOD or a current membership to BOD, with me as your Team Beachbody coach, to participate. (use link below for the free 14 day trial and get me as your coach)

EMAIL ME or COMMENT BELOW THAT YOU ARE READY TO COMMIT So I can add you to my list! Must commit by 11/14 10am Eastern! 

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Learn To Be Obsessed Challenge- Phase 3


MONDAY, November 13 we begin phase 3 of our Learn To Be Obsessed Challenge and the big push to NOT GAIN WEIGHT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! If you have struggled in the past with gaining weight during the holiday season, feeling those winter blues, or just giving up and waiting until the new year because it is a "lost cause. I'm going to gain weight no matter what I do." This is the challenge for you. Why?
  • Because you have a plan for daily workouts
  • A meal plan (actually you get access to over 30 meal plans!) 
  • Daily super nutrient dense shake that helps cut those cravings and makes it easier to control what you put into your body. 
  • PLUS you get access to my exclusive group
  • Exclusive tools I created to you on your journey
  • Daily motivation
  • Daily accountability
  • An app to help you stay on track
  • AND ME AS YOUR COACH to support you, cheer you on and help you when you are on the struggle bus! 
What do you need? Beachbody on Demand All Access Pass to get access to the workouts and meal plan and your your first 30 day supply of my favorite shake that I enjoy daily (momma needs her chocolate!). And you get those cute little color coded containers to help get your nutrition on POINT!  CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW to get your membership bundle!


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

When's The Best Time To Workout? Before or After A Meal?


Are you struggling finding the "right time" to eat before you workout so that you have enough energy to make it through your workout but don't feel like puking during your workout because you have too much food. Below are a few of my favorite snacks, plus my favorite pre-workout drink, during workout drink and after workout meal to help my body repair and heal!

Exercise uses energy to burn calories and most of the energy that is burned comes from carbs because they are considered fast burning energy. If you are looking to lose weight, it might not be good to workout on an empty stomach due to your insulin and blood sugar levels dipping too low. Which can make you feel weak or shaky and impact your workout.

If you do eat a full meal before exercising, try to allow time for your body to digest some of it. Around 2-3 hours prior to working out. If you are able to, have a small snack about an hour prior to your workout. Aim for a combo of carbs, produce and protein. Especially if you are working out before having breakfast.

  • Granola bars (homemade, or no sugar added and preservative free is best)
  • No Bake - Protein Energy Ball Bites 
  • whole-wheat toast with peanut butter
  • fruit (I like to have a banana before a strength training workout) 
  • yogurt 

Also, make sure that you are staying hydrated before, during and after your workout. I drink a PRE-WORKOUT DRINK by Beachbody to help give me energy (without getting any jitters!). "It has key ingredients to buffer lactic acid buildup, and delay exercise induced muscle fatigue, improve performance and help push to max intensity." My DURING WORKOUT DRINK, HYDRATE by Beachbody is for workouts that are longer than 30 minutes. "It is specially formulated for all-out performance with an optimal balance of carbs, electrolytes, and water that quickly replaces what's lost and improves endurance so you can workout out longer and feel better." And after my workout, I enjoy a nice cup of water just to make sure I am staying hydrated enough. Followed by a protein based meal or shake, like Shakeology within an hour after my workout to help my muscle repair and build.

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