Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Shaun Week: A Review and Results

Last week, I decided to really dive into Shaun Week --- an entire week of brand new Shaun T workouts through Beachbody On Demand. And if I had ONE way to describe my feelings --- scared.

I have avoided doing a Shaun T program for my ENTIRE life --- and even more so during my three years as a coach. Why? Well, to be honest, his programs intimidated the hell out of me and I was so set in my regular workouts --- weights, some cardio, and toning.

Then this past winter I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do the program Core De Force --- an all cardio based MMA inspired workout --- and I'll tell you what; it was one of the BEST decisions I could have made for my business AND for my personal fitness journey.

So I decided to throw all caution to the wind and JUMP out of my comfort zone again with Shaun Week. And let me tell you, I am SO GLAD THAT I DID!! And Matt joined me for EVERY workout too.

The whole week yielded some amazing results, yes, but the BIGGER results happened in my own personal journey. My snacking at around 8:00pm STOPPED, my workout routine got put BACK on point and in check, and my nutrition got put back on track as well.
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Isn't it funny how just ONE week can do that to you? Get all of those BAD habits out of there?

Overall, I lost 1.6 pounds and 4.5 inches during this week --- and I would be lying if I told you that it was easy, because it WAS NOT.
My Shaun Week Results
These workouts were HARD -- and there were definite moments that I wanted to stop, and give up. and there were absolutely moments I was cursing out Shaun T for pushing me.

But I had this AMAZING group of women working RIGHT alongside me the whole time; giving these workouts their all, modifying when they needed, and absolutely crushing it. And the accountability was huge; to know that I had a team pushing with me was so key in this journey.

And Shaun? Well, he was an absolutely amazing trainer to workout with. He knew exactly what to say; he validated the fact that I was tired and feeling like hell, and that I was also STRONG enough to keep going. How freaking cool is that?
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When I heard that Shaun was extending his week for a full 30 days on Beachbody On Demand with a Hybrid calendar? Well, I jumped for joy and thought, bring it on man, bring it on.
And believe me, it will be BROUGHT.
Shaun's Hybrid Calendar

If you want IN on Shaun Week (it's still not too late!) then fill out the application below. And remember, nothing good comes from that comfort zone!

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Shaun Week with Beachbody On Demand: Enroll for FREE

Where are my Shaun T fans?!

You know, T25, CIZE, Insanity ---> those CRAZY workouts that make you feel like a million bucks when they don't kill you?! ha!

Well, HE'S BACK!

During the week of June 12-18, Shaun T will be launching SEVEN brand new workouts exclusively to Beachbody On Demand ---> and YOU can try them for F R E E.

Beachbody On Demand is an amazing resource that you can use to stream workouts directly to your tablet, smart phone, computer or your tv (if you have a roku, amazon fire stick, chromecast, or apple tv.)
This online library is a GREAT way to really try out programs to find the best fit and also jump into the NEXT program right after you're done; that way, results keep happening!

Shaun Week is coming exclusively to Beachbody On Demand on June 12th. No fancy editing and graphics, no gimmicks. What you see is what you get. Shaun uncensored. If you want ONE WEEK of a challenge to get your self back on track, then this is it.

What is Shaun Week?
Shaun Week is a 7-day intensive full body boot camp developed by Shaun T to motivate you to FOCUS like you have never focused before. And dig deeper than you ever thought possible.

Seven workouts that are Insanity and Focus T25-inspired, incorporating cardio, intense strength conditioning, abs/core, and lots and lots of sweat!

Who is Shaun Week for?
Everyone! There is a modifier in every workout :)

How long are the workouts?
25-40 minutes.

What is the cost?
There is no cost. This is free to all participants who sign up with me as a TeamBeachbody Coach with the Beachbody On Demand All Access 14 Day Trial.

To signup, fill out this application.
I must be your assigned Team Beachbody Coach.

75 spots available!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Chicken Noodle Soup

There is nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a rainy weekend --- make it clean and container approved? EVEN BETTER!

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  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups sliced celery (about 4 medium stalks)
  • 4 cups low-sodium organic chicken broth
  • 3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken breast, boneless, skinless.
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup dry whole wheat pasta
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add broth, chicken, carrots, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add pasta, reduce heat to low, gently boil for 10 minutes. 
  4. Add cilantro before serving.

Turkey Meat Balls

I am totally kicking myself for NOT trying this recipe sooner --- it was SO good and Matt came home and had two sandwiches --- he loved it too!

These things are so versatile and can be made ahead of time too. They store easily and can easily be frozen to be used at a later time.

For us, we love them over zoodles (zucchini noodles!) and as meatball subs. In the picture, I simply had them with marinara and mozzarella cheese.

They are delicious by themselves too ;)

Please be sure to read all the directions --- the meat needs to set in the refrigerator for 1 hour before being made into the meatballs. So be sure to leave enough time :)

  • 1/3 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs*
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat (2%) milk (or unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 lbs. raw ground 93% lean ground turkey breast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  1.  Place bread crumbs in milk in a small bowl.
     Set aside; soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  4. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. 
  5. Combine onion mixture, turkey, eggs, parsley, cheese, oregano, salt, pepper, and bread crumb mixture in a large bowl. 
  6. Mix well with clean hands or wooden spoon. 
  7. Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour. 
  8. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  9. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly coat with non-stick spray.
  10. With clean, wet hands, form turkey mixture into approximately 42, 1-inch meatballs; arrange onto prepared baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 13-18 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
  12. Serve with a tomato sauce of choice (we love Bertolli's organic!) over zoodles, pasta, or bread!
*You can make your own whole wheat bread crumbs by toasting whole wheat bread and then, once it is completely cooled, running it through a food processor for a few seconds*