Wednesday, May 18, 2016

How Can I Find Motivation To Lose Weight?

How to find weight loss motivationIf you are reading this article it is likely you are feeling discouraged and you want to know how can I find motivation to lose weight, where to find the willpower to shake off bad routines and how to get in the best shape of your life.

I am so glad you stopped by because I want to share with you my 3 favorite weight loss motivational tips that I followed to help me get back in shape after giving birth to my second son. Before you get started, be sure to take out a pen and pad so you can brainstorm as you go through these steps with me. Ok, let’s get started with step number 1.

Finding Weight Loss Motivation Step 1- Make A Commitment To Change

First, you must understand that while other’s can influence you to get motivated, the first step starts with you. That’s right, this may sound weird but you have to make a conscious decision that you want to make a change and follow it up with action.

The good news is, it sounds like you are half way there. You have taken the time to search for how can I get motivated to lose weight or other related terms and you landed here. It does not matter if you have never worked out a day in your life or it’s simply been a while. You have an opportunity to make a change in your life starting right NOW.

If you have decided you are ready for a change, then please continue reading. On your note pad write down 3 realistic goals you want to accomplish in the next 21 days and I will show you how to get there. Keep in mind we are talking the next 21 days so writing down something like lose 100 pounds would be unrealistic.  Here are a few examples of what I wrote down when going through this process.

  1. Lose 5-10 lbs
  2. Develop A Healthy Eating Routine
  3. Gain More Energy

Motivation For Weight Loss Step 2- Find An Accountability Partner

Let’s face it, finding time to work out on a consistent basis and juggle our daily routines can seem impossible. I am a wife and mother of two young boys and believe me when I tell you they keep me going NON STOP. At the end of my day, sometimes working out is the last thing on my mind, but I get it done. Want to know why? It’s simple.

I have an accountability partner that checks in on me each and everyday. An accountability partner is nothing more than someone that understands your weight loss or fitness goals and agrees to help you achieve them by holding you accountable.

This person could be a friend, co-worker, neighbor or family member. Someone that is going to be willing to call, text, meet in person or Skype with you from time to time. My accountability partner is my husband. He motivates me when I feel like I just can not find the energy to workout or If I am feeling burnt out on eating healthy. Simple messages like, just reminding you to eat healthy today, or did you have your vitamin today, really helps believe it or not.

On your note pad, make a list of potential accountability partners that you can trust to help you stay LASER Focused on your goals. If you do not have anyone, I am willing to be your partner.

Click Here to Sign Up For A FREE Team Beachbody Account so I can connect with you and we can discuss your fitness goals. This step is ESSENTIAL to the process.

Weight Loss Motivation Step 3- Follow A Proven Weight Loss Routine

Step number three is also very important. A lot of my coaching clients used to tell me they get overwhelmed with working out because they simply do not know what to do. they do not know what to eat, how much to eat and more importantly what workouts are best for burning fat and losing weight.

Do me a small favor and write this down in capital letters on your note pad. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REINVENT THE WHEEL. This simply means you do not have to go out all over the internet trying to piece together workout and diet plans. I have been a beachbody coach for a couple years now and I can recommend PROVEN workout routines based on YOUR goals.

Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds or simply tone up your body in time for fun at the beach. All you need to do is contact me and I can walk through the process step by step.

Once we come up with a plan that best suites you, I will check in with you on a regular basis to motivate you and hold you accountable. If you are ready to make a change your life the contact me and let’s get your 21 Day Fix going.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

How Can I Find A Beachbody Coach That’s Right For Me?

If you are reading this, you have probably been asking yourself, how can I find a Beachbody coach near me.

One that is going to motivate me to workout, eat right and meet my fitness goals. If you have done some searching online you may have noticed their isn’t a Beachbody Coach directory or list of Beachbody coaches to randomly choose from. It is your job to seek out an individual that meets your standards and is willing to practice what they preach. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when trying to find a Beach Body coach.

Finding A Beachbody Coach Tip 1- Regular Activity

You want to make sure your Beachbody coach is active. It needs to be a person that is actively working out, eating healthy and has a working knowledge of the Beachbody programs and supplements. Your coach should ultimately be a representation of what you would like to look like once you have experienced your full transformation. They should be actively posting on social media and connecting with people on a daily basis and they should be using the products they are promoting (Shakeology, performance products etc.). Finding a Beach body coach with these simple qualifications is the first step in process.

Finding The Right Coach Tip 2- Accountability

If you are truly looking to change your life, then you will find a coach that is going to not only challenge you, but also hold you accountable. Holding you accountable means checking in on you via text, phone calls, emails or Skype on a regular basis to make sure you are following your workouts, meal plans and motivating you when your mind/body is telling you to quit. You NEED someone to be with you every step of the process. What is the use of having a coach that you never hear from?

Beachbody Coach Finder Tip 3- What Are Other’s Saying?

Another good thing to keep in mind with finding a good Beach body coach is to take notice of what other people are saying about your potential Beachbody coach. Do they have positive reviews online? Are they people in their 21 Day Fix challenge groups saying google things about them? Do they appear to be active or well liked in their community? Bottom line is you want to make sure this person is trusted by others.
If you follow these tips, finding a Beachbody coach will be easier than ever before. Also keep in mind, your coach does NOT need to live in your local area. You just need someone that meets your needs and can help you get REAL RESULTS. That’s exactly why I want to invite you to join my team as a coach . I can guarantee if you follow the meal plans, workouts and listen to the things I share with you, the sky is the limit.
Just ask anyone that has previously participated in one of my ! IF you have any questions, feel free to set up a FREE coaching call.
I really look forward to hearing from you and helping you change your life. Start by contacting me HERE.
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Where To Find A 21 Day Fix Challenge Group

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

How To Mix Shakeology- Say Good Bye To Clumps and Lumps

If you have just purchased Shakeology, you may be wondering how do I mix it, and more specifically how to mix shakeology with water?

How much water should I use? Can I mix it with just a spoon and nothing else?

Or maybe you are thinking about buying shakeology, but before you do you need to know that it will mix well and not leave you feeling like you drank a sand castle at the beach.

No matter which category you happen to fall under, I am here to save you a lot of time and achy teeth.

The truth is, Shakeology tastes great, but if you do not have a way to properly mix it, it can become a bit clumpy. This is not just the case with Shakeology, but essentially any power based supplement can act this way if not mixed properly. Those of you that drink protein can certainly relate.

Now when I home and I have the time, I use a nutri bullet to blend my shakeology shakes, but what the heck is a mother of a 2 and 4 year old supposed to do when it’s time for my daily dose of dense nutrition and we are out at the playground or rushing to a doctors appointment?

Well today ladies and gentlemen I am going to share my new secret weapon with you! I got so tired of almost choking on lumpy shakes on the go I made it my mission to find a solution.

That’s right! Finally enough was enough. After doing some searching on the internet I came across something called a cyclone power mixer and I decided to order one and give it a try!

Take a few minutes and watch my video below as I try it for the first time.

Cyclone Power Mixer Review

Pros Of The Cyclone Mixer Cup

So as you can see from the video, this little engine that could really works! The best part about it is the price and size. It is affordable and small enough to fit in my gym bag or purse with no issues.

The bottom line is, if you drink shakeology, protein or any other type of performance powder that requires mixing, then you need to get your hands on one of these things!

Here is why you will want to act fast. When I ordered mine about a week ago, the website said the normal price for the power cyclone mixer cup was about $30, but I guess the seller was feeling generous because they had a $10 off special running and I was able to get it for just $20.

Cons Of Cyclone Mixer Cup (Potential)

You’ll notice I say potential cons because to be honest I havent come across many at the moment, but I will update this post if I encounter any in the near future. The only potential negatives I forsee with the cyclone mixer is the fact that it requires 3 AAA batteries to operate. I will keep everyone posted on exactly how long they last. Now keep in mind, this will largely depend on how often you use it, but I will document that as well.

Cyclone Mixer Final Review Verdict

So the final verdict is, ding ding ding. You guessed it! I love and I think you will too. I really hope you enjoyed my cyclone mixer cup review/ tutorial on . You can below to purchase. Be sure to comment below if you have any questions.













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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Why People Are Addicted To the 21 Day Fix Extreme- A Review

How many times have we avoided or failed our diet when it became too difficult to follow the hard and fast rules, or the thought of counting points filled you with nausea? It’s estimated that over 95 percent of people will set their sights on an ideal weight, but fail when their expectations are too high, or the dieting program is too difficult to follow along with. The 21 Day Fix Extreme produced by Autumn Calabrese aims to eliminate the confusion and struggle with her ridiculously simple plan and portion control system.

Why People Fail Their Diets

  1. Unrealistic expectations

Let’s face it, it seems we can’t turn a corner without being bombarded by the media, and how they think we should look. Photoshopped models are copied and pasted on the covers of the magazines on the shelves while in the checkout line, and don’t even get me started on the TV or internet. The point is these expectations fill our heads and we become deadset on them. But are they reasonable or realistic? The media would have you believe it is.

  1. Following a strict diet that doesn’t allow for treats

Most diets are extremely strict and may prohibit certain food groups or even foods. Brownie lovers, we’re talking to you. It might be possible to break up with certain food groups or avoid foods altogether, but after a week, you finally crack and binge on the bad influences.

  1. The diet is a short term fix- you have no intentions of changing permanently

You may have forced yourself to lose weight for a short term cause (a wedding, a part, etc.), but once the day has come and gone, you’ve returned to your old set ways. In order to be successful with your diet, you have to make lifestyle changes and not treat the diet as a short term fix.

  1. Impatience is a factor

The vast majority of diets will fail because the person in question is too impatient. They want instance results, or commercials fabricate lies to have their customers believe that the results can be achieved in as little as overnight. While any diet or product that claims to ‘burn’ the extra fat off in as little as a week should be avoided, we’ll discuss why the 21 day fix extreme is different below; but for now, keep in mind that it took a while to put the weight on, it’s going to take a while to take it back off again.

  1. Not thinking

You might have started your day by mindlessly reaching for a 1,400 calorie-loaded Frappuccino and from there you decided your diet was a bust. Of course you convince yourself that since you’ve already screwed up, you might as well go ahead and have a slice of that supreme pizza that is sitting in the break room at work. From there, your diet just keeps spiraling downwards.

  1. Complete opposite- not thinking at all

On the opposite end of the spectrum you may be overthinking and may be paralyzed with fear as to what foods you can eat or how much. Dieters who follow a so called point system tend to experience this problem most frequently.

  1. Your metabolism is to blame

If you have a collection of diet programs sitting and collecting dust in your house, chances are you’re also a yo-yo dieter. Losing weight will not be easy for you because you’ve practically trained your body to store as much fat as possible in preparation for the next ‘famine’.

Why 21 Day Fix Extreme Is Different

One thing that sets this particular diet apart is the Shakeology shaker cup and the color coded containers; which completely eliminates days where counting and totaling points up for the foods you’ve consumed in a day. If you’ve already purchased and used the original 21 Day Fix diet program, you’re probably already accustomed to these containers.

So what’s so special about these containers? Since the majority of people will fail with their diets because they have no concept of portion control, Autumn designed these containers with folks like you in mind. You can put away your measuring cups and you don’t have to worry about carrying a special plate around with you everywhere you go. Over time, you’ll become accustomed at being able to eye an exact portion without the need for the containers. Until then, the containers are just there to train your eye and mind (and perhaps your stomach too).

Note: If you for whatever reason decide to go it alone without all the extra material, you can purchase the 21 day fix container’s kit on

If you are transitioning from the original 21 Day Fix diet, you’ll be surprised to learn that the new and improved program completely eliminates the whole “if it fits, it sits” mentality. Previously, Autumn allowed certain ‘alright’ foods such as waffles and pancakes, but only if it fit into the specified containers. The new program prohibits such foods and emphasis is placed on a clean eating mindset. This means that no treats are allowed; which is essential if you’re serious about losing weight.

The containers are labeled as such and contain the following:

  • Green- Designated for veggies- 1 cup
  • Purple- Designated for fruits- 1 cup
  • Red- Designated for proteins- 3/4 cup
  • Yellow- Designated for starches and carbs- 1/2 cup
  • Blue- Designated for healthy fats and cheese 1/3 cup
  • (2) Orange- Designated for seeds and oils- 2 tbsp. allowable per container
  • Teaspoon- Designated for oils and nut butters- Note: the tsp. is not included due to the fact you’ll probably use the one that comes with your Shakeology products.
  • Blender/shaker bottle- for your protein shakes

For each container color, you’ll find the corresponding page in the Eating Plan pamphlet that tells you which foods belong to a particular group and how much you can consume.

Who 21 Day Extreme is for

Anyone who’s willing to see quick results (The program takes 21 days to complete), but you must follow through with action. Purchasing the diet plan package and then letting it sit on your kitchen countertop will not bring you closer to your health goals. Instead, the 21 Day Fix Extreme is meant for someone who is already experienced with fitness and probably already has a fitness regime already; they just need a tune-up or want to kick things up a notch. If you’ve already experienced some of the other Beachbody programs or are an athlete or gym buff, you’re probably set to tackle the 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge.

Who 21 Day Extreme Is Not For

Anyone who’s looking for fast results but isn’t willing to follow through with action, will not be pleased with the results. Chances are you will fail and be disappointed. On another note, anyone who has lived a sedentary lifestyle and probably doesn’t know what a dumbbell is, will probably want to save this program for another day; a day where you’ve had time to adjust to a fitness regime (try starting with the original 21 Day Fix program and go from there).

What’s included?

  • 7 Workouts- split across 2 dvds
  • 7 color coded plastic containers plus one Shakeology shaker cup
  • A basic quick start guide
  • The 21 day fix extreme eating plan countdown to competition meal plan

What else do I need?

  • A resistance band up to 15lbs in strength (21DFX Beachbody pink band works well)
  • A yoga mat (easier on your joints)
  • Various pairs of dumbbells
  • A Pinterest account (not necessary, just makes it easier to find inspiration for recipes).

Can Vegetarians Use This Plan?

Vegetarians want to experience dieting success too, but very few diets are created with vegetarians in mind. Will the 21 Day Fix Extreme work for them? Absolutely, you just will have to make some adjustments. For instance, instead of consuming meat products, you can use lentils, beans, and quinoa as your proteins (red container). For your Shakeology shake alternative, consider a Vegan Protein Powder instead.

Disadvantages- Can Be Challenging

  • Frequent advertisements for their Beachbody products at the beginning of every workout video
  • Cool downs could use more time
  • The eating plan is restrictive.
  • There are no cheats or no free days
  • The background exercisers are already fit and many already sport six packs. This may be discouraging for those who are just beginning. However it may be encouraging to see what you could eventually look like.

Advantages- Easy to follow

  • Proven results so long as you stick to the guidelines and follow through.
  • Portion control containers make it easy to eat without worrying about recording or keeping track of points.
  • 2 work out dvds- allows for you to do a different workout for everyday of the week without getting bored.
  • The guides are thorough and will help get you off on the right start without any un-necessary headaches or filler content.

Are there any guarantees?

All Beachbody products are backed with a 30 day money back guarantee.

The 21 Day Fix Extreme diet is ideal for those who need a perfected and proven system for losing weight and becoming toned. If you have a competition rounding the corner, or you just want to otherwise challenge yourself, Autumn has created the ideal diet plan for you. There’s also a separate pamphlet included for those of you who need to achieve competition worthy results in as short as time possible.

Overall, the diet is easy to follow due to the simplicity of the color coded containers which eliminates the guessing and headache of trying to guess how much foods you can consume. If you’re tired of carrying around a calorie counting booklet and dread totaling your food points for the day, give the 21 Day diet a chance; it’s guaranteed to shake up your world.

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Team Beachbody Shakeology Review

Summer is just around the corner and you need help looking good fast without putting your health at risk. You could try a restrictive diet that requires you to count your calories or points; but for reasons that are beyond the scope of this article, it’s probably not a good idea. Instead, a supportive diet and exercise regimen, coupled with this meal replacement shake could be just what you’re looking for. Keep reading to find out why.

Does Weight loss or meal replacement shakes work?

First things first, does meal replacement shakes work? It depends on the shake and the person consuming the product. These shakes tend to offer a variety of flavors in a convenient package. Various companies produce these shakes with high and often grandiose claims, but Shakeology is different. We’ll explain why in more detail below, but first:

Why Shakeology is different


When dissecting the packaging for these nutritionally dense shake, you’ll be amazed to find that the powdery substance contains well over 70 key nutrients and 22 vitamins and minerals. That’s more than your typical multi-vitamin! Before we begin looking at the pros and cons of the shake, let’s take a look at some of those ingredients.
Goji and Acai Berries- Both are renowned for supporting anti-aging efforts and having a rejuvenating effect on the body; both inside and out. In fact, they’re often considered “super foods” by health gurus worldwide.
Quinoa- Produced in Bulgaria, Quinoa is unique because it’s the only grain like substance that is known to maintain its full amino acid profile. It also contains high protein levels, which make it an ideal protein replacement for vegetarians.

Benefits of Shakeology

Aids in Digestion
Some of us digest our foods faster than others. If you’re one of those people; lucky you. If you’re not, you know our pain. Finishing your meals regardless of portions, often leaves you feeling bloated for long periods of time. This uncomfortable feeling often lasts until the next meal. Fortunately, Shakeology promotes faster digestion through the use of its healthy nutrients.

Cholesterol Lowering Abilities
High cholesterol is a dangerous and fickle thing. It’s estimated that 73.5% of adults in the United States suffers from high cholesterol. Through a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen, the devastating effects of high cholesterol can be avoided.

Improved Focus
Forget yoga mats and uncomfortable sitting positions. While Shakeology won’t give you super powers, it can improve your focus throughout the day thanks to the nutrients contained within the shake.
Weight loss
While the ingredients may very well be one of the secrets of weight loss, it’s much simpler than that. When you feel full, you’re less tempted to reach for another snack or plan a four course meal. Of course logic dictates when you’re not constantly consuming foods (even healthy ones), you’re going to eventually lose weight. Shakeology helps by promoting that full feeling and eliminating those strange food cravings we seem to get at the strangest of times.


While there are a lot of advantages to regularly consuming Shakeology shakes, these are some of the most influential ones:
With over 70 healthy ingredients, it’s like consuming a liquid multi vitamin that tastes great. Some would argue that Shakeology is expensive, but when you consider how much it would cost to purchase the ingredients separately, the cost is extremely reasonable. Plus, you would need a very large vitamin organizer.
Because of how many ingredients are contained within this special beverage, you can safely eliminate your multi vitamin. Just make it a habit to regularly consume your shake, and you’re set!
The shake contains a little more than 200 calories, but the shake is filling and will keep you from reaching for more calorie dense foods.
Gluten sensitive individuals can safely consume Shakeology, as the shake doesn’t contain any sources of gluten. Aside from that, Gluten has been proven to be addicting and can potentially inhibit any weight loss.
Although chocolate is by far the most popular flavor, there are 7 choices to choose from.


Some people seem to think that Shakeology is expensive compared to other meal replacement shakes, but the fact is, when you compare your daily Starbucks habit to a 30 day supply of Shakeology shakes, the price is very affordable and more healthy.
Despite the fact that the shakes contain 70 nutrients, the shakes are a little low on essential omega-3 fatty acids. This isn’t too big of a deal, since you can supplement with a serving of fish for lunch or dinner, or simply add some fish oil capsules to your vitamin regimen.
Consult your doctor first if you have heart issues. Shakeology contains vitamin K1 which can cause complications if not used as directed.
If you’re active in athletic competitions, you can’t consume Shakeology shakes. Why? The answer may alarm you. Suma Root (an ingredient within the shake) contains a chemical composition that is similar to many artificial steroids. So if you consume a shake prior to a steroid test, chances are you’ll come up as a positive.

Shakeology shakes are like a super multi vitamin in a convenient-easy-to-drink package. With 7 great flavors to choose from, you can kick the Starbucks habit today, and enjoy a tasty beverage while making your weight loss goals a reality. Best of all, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.Find out where to buy shakelogy in the next article.

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