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Monday, February 8, 2016

22 Minute Hard Corps #BOD Exclusive Sneak Peek

Yesterday Beachbody gave a fun Superbowl Sunday Sneak Peek to it's newest workout program 22 Minute Hard Corps (pronounced Kor)! Hard Corps was designed and created by Tony Horton, the same guy who came out with the entire P90 and P90X series, yeah, that guy!

A little background history on how this program came into play. After Tony's dad passed away the family found out that he was a huge support of the Wounded Warrior project, making donations every single month. Tony himself has been a huge support of the military, traveling to bases to train the soldiers, and visit with them with the USO tours. He wanted to show his support and even include the military in his newest military style workout.

What makes this workout so unique is that every workout features REAL VETS doing the workout with you. It is not set to a fun upbeat style of music. It is set to military drum corps cadence. And they count each rep just like in military PT (physical training). The workouts are only 22 minutes long. There isn't a whole lot of time explaining what the exercise looks like, because it is basically the typical workout moves you are already pretty familiar with. The goal, or your mission directive, is to keep up as much as you can. It is a fast paced 22 minutes. No time for breaks ( you get 22 seconds 3 times), and if you have to take a break he asks that you at least march in place.

Matt is my Army Officer. I had him do the workouts with me. He has been so excited for this program since it was announced last summer at the annual Beachbody convention. After yesterdays workout, he is convinced that the workout will be part of many military bases daily PT exercises. And the fact that it is only 22 minutes makes it that much more enticing to the military. Start and get done fast! So for a military stand point this is going to be a very popular workout series for military personal! (If you are military, contact me to learn how to get your military discount on all Beachbody products!) And the fact that Matt enjoyed it so much, yeah, he can't wait till March 1st to get his hands on this workout!
Check out the official Promo Video here! 

I applaud Tony on bringing this program in fruition! It is an amazing concept and a great way to support our military. Want to get your hands on a copy of 22 Minute Hard Corps? Sign up here to get on the list to be notified the moment it is out and to be entered in for a chance to win a FREE copy of 22 Minutes Hard Corps!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Active Maternity on Beachbody On Demand

Last summer at Beachbody's annual conference, Summit, they announced that they were releasing a pregnancy workout. I was so excited. Hoping it would be similar to 21 Day fix, but it is just a little tease in a way. They released it on the online streaming through Beachbody, which is great, because I can just take my laptop and workout anywhere. And they gave us a workout for each of the different trimesters. YEA! how awesome! I am going to be trying it out this week. I am really excited to see what they have. And it is with my favorite, lover her and hate her trainer, Autumn Calabrese! Check out these little snippets of each workout! Oh and if you are interested in signing up to get Beachbody On Demand to get these workouts or TONS MORE! Click here or just send me an email and we can chat!

1st Trimester workout: Get Stable

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February Book Club

Book club! Love doing these because, I LOVE READING! Each day I start my day with reading and end it too! It is one of my must do things during my day.

Ok two awesome books as usual going on here!

So for book 1:
Fearless & Fabulous: 10 Powerful Strategies for Getting Anything You Want in Life by Cara Alwill Leyba ---- Bonus! It is FREE with Kindle Unlimited! 

What would you do if you weren't afraid? Imagine waking up every day knowing the world is literally at your perfectly manicured fingertips? Imagine living in a reality dripping with glittering opportunity and lush experiences at every turn? Imagine having the intuition to know how to handle every situation with total grace and discernment? I'm going to let you in on a secret: that life exists right at the edge of your comfort zone. And it's available to you once you learn to become fearless. Fear can be responsible for changing your life – for better or for worse. If fear persists, you run the risk of missing out on some of the greatest experiences life has to offer. If you can overcome your fears, you open yourself up to a world beyond your wildest imagination. A fearless and fabulous woman is someone who recognizes her desires, has the confidence to chase her dreams, and believes that everything is possible. She does not believe in the word “failure.” She redefines it. To the fearless and fabulous woman, a “failure” is just a signal that she needs to change her course and try a new way of doing something. She thinks positively, takes consistent action toward her goals, and never gives up. This book will help you cultivate the qualities that every fearless and fabulous woman possesses. It will arm you with ten powerful strategies that will help you overcome your fears and live the extraordinary life you’re meant to live. It will encourage you to challenge old ways of thinking and kick the status quo to the curb (in your most gorgeous pair of Jimmy Choos, of course!) So put your worries aside and dust off those dreams, sister. You are about to become fearless and fabulous!

Book 2: 

That is what SUCCESS Publisher Darren Hardy set out on a mission to discover.
What he found was startling. All the previously reported reasons and assumptions for the failure rate (capital, location, credit, inventory management, and competition) were wrong.
Failure was not due to outside factors--they were internal. They weren't economic--they were emotional. The unexpected and terrifying emotional roller coaster an entrepreneur experiences is the greatest factor in why most quit and ultimately fail.
The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Why Now Is The Time To #JoinTheRide, will prepare you for the wild ride of entrepreneurship. It will warn you (of forthcoming fears, doubts, and the self-defeating conditioning of your upbringing and past), inoculate you (from the naysayers, dream-stealers, and pains of rejection and failure), and guide you (as you build those under-developed skills of independence, self-motivation, and self-accountability) safely past the land mines that blow up and cause the failure of 66 percent of all new businesses.
You will learn the best strategies Darren has ever collected from the most successful people on the planet, covering the four essential skills necessary for entrepreneurial success: Sales, Recruiting, Leadership, and Productivity.
This book is for you if:
You've dreamed of having your own business but have a fear of the unknown.
You've stayed on the sidelines of entrepreneurship, not knowing what to expect or what to do.
You're already on board as an entrepreneur, but you want to ensure you re a success and not a statistic.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 28 Day Push-Up Challenge

Say bye-bye to that arm jiggle! Seriously! Wanna try a 28 day push up challenge for February? Great way to help build up your upper body strength! This is still my most popular monthly workout so, let's do it again! Who's with me? Check out the calendar below!

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Pregnancy After Miscarriage or Loss

So here I am, pregnant again. I wish I could be over joyed and happy about it. Honestly I wish I could. But sadly my feelings of this pregnancy have been, denial, fear, anger, frustration, sadness. I don't think I have really celebrated the fact that I am expecting yet. I mean, I can't even say "I'm pregnant," out loud. It's been, "another one is on the way." or, "we're expecting, again." but inside. yeah. I am scared. I am scared Sh**less! That's the truth. I am trying not to let my feelings run me. Or trying to let my fears overcome me. I have been reading a lot of positive books to help me just have faith, and hope, and confidence that this will work.

These feelings are real. They are true. And I can almost guarantee that any woman who has gone through a miscarriage (and knew about it) or a loss has felt these feelings one time or another when they found out they were expecting again. It is so hard to get excited for something that can easily just disappear. It is so hard to want to open yourself back up for the possibility to be broken hearted again. I literally had a cry fest and lost it when I was in my docs office. Because I told him I was so scared for the same thing to happen to me again. I didn't and don't want to go through that again, nor do I want to almost lose my life again.

If you have friends who have gone through a miscarriage or loss, they might not tell you until they are much further along about the fact that they are expecting. I only did, because of what I do. And honestly, I hate having to cover up how my workouts have been suffering  because I am exhausted, or I am so sick to my stomach. So for me it was only natural to let everyone know so early. Plus, we really feel it is important to honor every pregnancy no matter how long because it took us so long to get pregnant. It truly is a blessing that I can get pregnant naturally now.

If you have friends who are pregnant again, support them. Be excited for them. Because they are scared. They need someone strong for them, to believe that everything is going to be ok, even though they don't believe it themselves. Talk with them. Encourage them to get out, exercise, eat healthy. Not to stay in. Because that can cause them to reflect on their pregnancy and former loss. Oh and yes, encourage them to go on a walk with you, or ask about exercise. Because they are not going to want to for fear that they are going to cause another miscarriage. The best thing they can do for themselves and baby, is to be as healthy as possible. I honestly believe, since this is now my 6th pregnancy, that if it is meant to happen, it will happen. There is nothing that I can do to stop a miscarriage.

For me I am just trying to take each day as it goes. Praying that I make it one more day and that the little soul inside of me is developing perfectly. That all will go well, and that we will get to meet our new baby in about 8 months from now.

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