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Finding The Time

One of the most common excuses a person gives for not working out is not having enough time. Be honest with yourself for a second, have you ever used that excuse? I know I have. More times than I can count. In fact, I’ve used it non-stop for the last several months. 

I’m not proud of this, but it is the unfortunate truth. Over the last several months, things in the Jackson house have been so busy and they’re only going to get busier. I know this. And I allowed that busyness to become my excuse for not working out. I allowed that busyness to become my excuse for quick, easy, no-so-healthy meals for my family and I.

But I want it to end….now! I have been doing a lot of researching on ways to have a healthier life for myself and my family. A common theme among article after article is making it a priority. And that’s my plan. We will become a healthier, more active family. I will have a healthier, more active blog (that’s a topic for a whole other post, which will be coming in the very near future) to share with you and to give my kids a look back on. 

But that starts small. And I’m starting small with me. This week is Spring Break. My kids are visiting their grandparents so it’s just TJ and I in the house. I am taking the opportunity to make working out and eating healthy a top priority again. 

I have already planned healthy meals for him and I, and yesterday was spent meal prepping so nutrition-wise, we are ready for the week. And I’m getting back into my workout routine with a brand, new round of 21 Day Fix (and yes the meal planning is following the 21 Day Fix meal plan). Since it has been a while since I’ve worked out and I am still limited on time, I thought 21 Day Fix would be the perfect fit to jump back in. 

And boy did it kick my butt this morning. Not to self: Working out after a long hiatus proves just how much fitness you lose and reaffirms that you don’t want to consume your life with excuses anymore. I definitely had a hard time this morning but made it through and know as long as I make exercise a priority, I can get blow oast the fitness level I was at before. 

Have you take fitness breaks before? What is your most commonly used excuse for skipping workouts?

How about a question for a future post: What does being healthy mean to you? Is it just fitness and nutrition or is it more?
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3 Day Refresh, BeachBody

My Final Thoughts on the 3 Day Refresh

This post is going up a little later than normal, but I had a hubby to brag about it. Hope you don’t mind. The day has come where I can bump calories back up and you can hear my thoughts and stats on the challenge! Are you ready?

What do you think? Are short cleanses and clean eating programs for you? Would you to learn more. Click here.
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3 Day Refresh, BeachBody, nutrition

3 Day Refresh Day 3 Recap

It’s the final day of the 3 Day Refresh. See how my last day went below! And be sure to check in for my final post tomorrow to find out if I lost any weight, and how much, my overall thoughts, and if I would do it again.

Click here for if you’re interested in ordering your own or email with any questions. 
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3 Day Refresh, BeachBody, nutrition

3 Day Refresh Day 2 Recap

I’m at the end of Day 2 of the 3 Day Refresh. Are you curious to know if it went as well as Day 1? Watch the video to find out!

Well now you now you know how the second day went. Interested in your own 3 Day Refresh? Click here for more info.
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3 Day Refresh, BeachBody, clean eating, nutrition, weightloss

3 Day Refresh: What exactly is in the program?

Last week, I shared a post about the 3-Day Refresh, Beachbody’s newest clean eating program. My package finally arrived Friday and as I’m going through the box, I thought it might be fun to share a video with what exactly comes in the box and another run-down of the program in case you missed last week’s post. I know, who would have thought after yesterday’s post and sharing my nervousness about making a video, that I would make another. 
Here I go, again!

Hopefully that gives a better understanding of the program and be on the lookout tomorrow for a new video. I started the 3 Day Refresh today and I’ll be sharing all my Day 1 experiences tomorrow. 
What do you think? Are you intrigued to try the 3 Day Refresh?
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BeachBody, fitness, healthy living

Why I Became A Coach (And My First Video!)

I know what you’re thinking. A Sunday post aside from Schweaty Sunday? Is that girl crazy? Nope. OK, well maybe a little but only the good kind of crazy. 
In any case, it’s Sunday and I have something to share with you. As you know I am a Beachbody Coach. One of the coaches on our team challenged everyone to create a video explaining why we all became a coach. I’m always up for a challenge, but making a video? This is out of my comfort zone, however, I knew I should do it. I have had a few people ask me that very question and if you’re going to be a coach and help others, it’s good for them to know you’re why.
I hope you enjoy! 

Now you know why I became a Beachbody coach and how my goal is to help you. Whether it’s through a new Beachbody program or not, that’s OK. I just want to help you achieve your health, fitness and nutrition goals. 
Your turn! Have you ever made a You Tube video? Were you nervous the first time?

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BeachBody, fitness

PiYo is NOW Available!!!

Guess what today is? It’s PiYo day!!!!

What is PiYo? Here’s what Beachbody has to say:

Introducing PiYo, a high-intensity, low-impact workout for a new kind of STRONG.
Chalene Johnson took the very best Pilates- and yoga-inspired moves and cranked up the speed to give you full-throttle cardio, strength, and flexibility training—all at once. PiYo packs it ALL into each workout so you can build lean muscle mass—as you’re burning crazy calories.
Now you can carve every inch of your body.
How? You’ll use your body weight to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves, to burn fat as you redefine every single muscle. No weights. No jumps. Just hardcore results.

The result? Problem areas become no problem. You can get sleek, long arms; sexy, flat abs; a tight, lifted butt; and the confidence that comes from knowing you’re at your best! 

This is your chance to define exactly how you want to look—and how you want to feel. You’re in control.
You have the power to define yourself. 
Now use it. Introducing PiYo, a high-intensity, low-impact workout for a new kind of STRONG.

Chalene Johnson took the very best Pilates- and yoga-inspired moves and cranked up the speed to give you full-throttle cardio, strength, and flexibility training—all at once. PiYo packs it ALL into each workout so you can build lean muscle mass—as you’re burning crazy calories.

Still not so sure? Watch this video!

I am so excited for this program. I think this program will be extremely beneficial as cross training for my half marathon training that starts next month.
Now I know you’re ready to order! Click here to order the base kit or here to order the deluxe kit.
Want some extra motivation and support? I’ll put you in a special support group on Facebook specifically for PiYo users where we can plan, support, motivate and do the program together! Contact me by email or facebook today and I’ll get you in! 

What are your thoughts on the new PiYo program?

BeachBody, fitness, healthy livi

I have some exciting news!

If you’ve been keeping up with me, then you may have read my 21 Day Review post from last week. And if you read that post, you know how much I raved about the program. You also know that over the last year or so, being active and healthy has become a major part of my life. After the great success I had  and falling in love with Shakeology (which I know I haven’t really talked about), I made a giant leap.

I am now a Beachbody Coach!!!


What does that mean? It means that while, yes I am distributor, my main goal is to help you. I want to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Looking to lose a few pounds? I can help you find the right fitness program, whether it’s a Beachbody program or not. Want to learn better nutrition? I can help you find healthy meal options for you and your family. Looking for a better overall healthy lifestyle? You got it! I can help with that too.
How exactly can I help you? Through email, phone calls, video chats, in-person meetings (if you’re in the Savannah area) and even through a Facebook health and wellness group. The motivation, encouragement, support and advice you receive in that group is invaluable and will really help you push through to the end.
And the best part? It’s FREE!!!!! That’s right, my help and the facebook group is free (beachbody products are not. sorry). I want to help you! Sign up here for a FREE Team Beachbody membership! I mean it! No strings attached!

Interested in learning more about the Beachbody programs and helping to end the trend? Click here to go to my site and shop around for products.

Interested in learning about the amazing-ness that is Shakeology? Check out my Shakeology site to learn everything it has to offer as well as great recipes. Looking for a Shakeology sample? Let me know!
You can also click the shop tab at the top of the blog to go straight to my Beachbody site. As always, if you have any questions about any of the programs, Shakeology or are looking for help, please feel free to email me anytime.
Have you ever tried Shakeology or any of the Beachbody programs? What was your favorite?
21 Day Fix, BeachBody, fitness

21 Day Fix Review

This post is a long time coming. How long ago did I complete the 21 Day program? 2 months ago! Sheesh! I was not on the ball then was I?

21 Day Fix was released back in February. I honestly hadn’t heard much about it until it was released, and then one of the fitness groups I am in started blowing up with how great it was. The ladies were talking about workouts and how they followed the meal plan. 
It was the meal plan that really intrigued me. My nutrition is definitely the harder part of a healthy lifestyle for me, although I have gotten significantly better. I started asking questions, which had me even more interested in trying it out. So, on the last day of the promo I sale I went for it. I opted for the Challenge Pack, which came with both the program and Shakeology, a product I had also been thinking about trying but wasn’t completely sold on. This particular promo allowed me to purchase one month of Shakeology with the program for only $10 more than the normal price of Shakeology. I was on it.
Before I go on about my experience here’s a brief overview of the program straight from Beachbody:

Now there’s an easy-to-follow nutrition and fitness program that makes losing weight so simple, you can see results fast—up to 15 pounds in just 21 days!

21 Day Fix takes all the guesswork out of weight loss. There’s no counting, no guessing, and no wondering. Just easy-to-follow portion control and one 30-minute workout per day. That’s all.

In 21 days, you could get beach-ready for a vacation. Look drop-dead great at your upcoming reunion. Or jump-start a major weight-loss goal. It’s simple, it’s fast, and it works. So stop wasting time on diets that don’t get results. If you’re ready to get serious, 21 Day Fix can help you lose the weight.

Allow me to elaborate a bit. The fitness part of the program is one 30-minute workout DVD each day. They are different workouts each day. What I love about them is that they are drop sets, which is a format I’ve always liked. I, also loved that the trainer, Autumn Calabrese, shows you how to do each move before you do it during the rest period. She shows modifications to make it easier or harder, making the workouts something everyone can do.
And now the meal plan part. It’s amazing! I consider more of it a meal guide as it allows you to come up with your own meals following certain guidelines, making this doable for the pickiest of eaters. The picture below shows these little colored containers. Each colored container is a different type of food, one being fruits, one being vegetables, one protein and so on. 
Based off your weight and activity level, you calculate your basic calorie needs for each day and follow the chart telling you how many of each colored container you can have each day. Don’t worry, the calculations are all in the book sent with the program. You then get to plan your meals to accomodate those containers without having to worry about counting calories all day.
OK, now back to my experience. While I waited for what felt like forever for my new purchase to arrive, I began googling meal ideas. Finally, it showed up on my doorstop!

I was so excited and couldn’t wait to get started but first I needed to meal plan. I’ll be honest when I say that I thought planning meals was a bit difficult, but mainly because I also have to take into account a husband and two kids, and make sure what I’m planning will be something they will eat as well. If you don’t mind repeating meals, you can make this super simple by eating the same meals throughout the week. Doing this meal planning, also had me meal prepping which made getting lunches ready each morning so much easier. 
With my meals for the first week planned and prepped, I was ready to start the program. Feeling pumped about the program, I woke up early for a morning workout and felt great. The workouts were great and I didn’t feel too sore, leaving me with tons of energy for work.
Until after 3 days into the program, I woke up on the 4th morning so sore from working out hard the previous 3 days. I had never been so happy for Pilates Day. Don’t get me wrong, I like pilates but I could use a non-weight day. 
I continued to follow the program and the meal guide throught the next 3 weeks. I had more energy, I felt great and most days I never felt hungry. At the end of the program, I lost 4 ½ pounds!!! That’s huge for me. Anything over ½ pound a week for me is usually a pretty deal, so losing 1 ½ pounds each week was amazing!
But what I loved more than the weight loss was learning portion control and the different types of food to incorporate into your each diet. Variety each day is key and will leaving you feeling full.
The verdict? I love it and will most likely do another round of the program later on after I’m done with half marathon training (which begins in July….eeek!!). This program is great for anyone but I feel especially helpful for those just starting their new healthy lifestyle. It will show with proper diet and exercise, you can do this. It just takes a little time and a little prep work.
Does it sound like something you want to try? It’s only 21 days to a healthier, new you! Click here to order the challenge pack or here for just the program.
Have you tried 21 Day Fix? What did you think about the program?