Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My posts are moving

I am still blogging, just from a different platform! If you are looking for the latest in my fitness and nutrition adventures please come check me out at

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Before I joined Beachbody...

Why did I join Beachbody?  Check out my YouTube video...

 and while you are at it, take a look at my photo video of Beachbody Summit 2012 in Vegas... yep, it was AMAZING!

It is PLANKING time!!!

Fitness Challenge - get planking!

We all have busy schedules so instead of looking for a 60 minutes of free time to fit in a workout, squeeze small activities in where you can.  Great ideas include 12 pushups, 12 crunches, 12 chair dips and a 30 second plank!  Less than 5 minutes - do it three times a day then go for a 15-30 minute walk on your lunch break three times/ week!

Lets start with a plank - not sure how?  Great news, I made you a 2 minute video to watch :)

How Healthy is YOUR Shake?

If you want to lose weight you need to cut your calories.  Replacing a meal each day with a lower calorie shake can help you achieve that.

Are there options?

Definitely!  There are shakes available everywhere you turn.

Will they all help me?

Maybe.  If you drink the shake and keep the rest of your calories low you can lose weight eating almost anything…
BUT!!!!  It is not about JUST losing weight!  It is also about getting your nutrition and making your body healthy at the same time!!!

Please take 8 minutes to watch this video put together by Tony Horton and Beachbody with some detailed information about the ingredients and qualities of Shakeology that will help you not only lose weight, but improve your health!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

INSANITY: The ASLYUM, Vol. 2 Has Arrived!

No, you're not taking crazy pills. INSANITY: The ASYLUM, Volume 2 is now available for purchase on And everything about Volume 2 is utterly insane. It's like Volume 1's caged up older brother—and includes 30 days of sheer madness, designed to push you beyond all limits.
Learn more / watch the trailer

What is INSANITY: The ASYLUM, Volume 2?
It's the next 30 days of elite sports training. You'll build on what you started in Volume 1, get even more ripped, and take your performance to a level that's almost superhuman. What we're trying to say is... Dig. Deep!

Where can I find it?
Right here!

How much is it?
$59.85 for customers, $53.87 for Club Members, and $44.89 for Coaches.

Between Thursday, October 11th and Thursday, October 18th, customers can only get ASYLUM 2 from Beachbody coaches! PLUS it also includes a 20-minute exclusive bonus workout called "Pure  Contact", where Shaun helps you perfect your form and control when you contact the ground.

What's included in the base kit?
7 workouts on 6 DVDs: X Trainer, Upper Elite, Ab Shredder, Power Legs, Back & 6-Pack, Championship + Fit Test (Sudden Death OT), and Off-Day Stretch. You'll also get an agility tutorial, playbook, nutrition guide, calendars, and a quick start guide.

If you want to get ready for the Asylum 2 then start out with Insanity, hit Asylum 1 then graduate on to Asylum 2...  If you need a little incentive send me a message and I will show you some Insanity and Asylum Success Stories!!!  Apollo Ono and Hope Solo are both big Asylum fans, you can bet they are ordering Asylum 2 today!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Skinny On Obesity!

It all comes down to food! You are what you eat!

Our nutrition is 80% of the equation when it comes to weight loss!

Sure you can lose weight by adding fitness and eating the same foods because you are now burning more calories than you did before so a logical change is that the number on the scale goes down! Now replace a meal with any old protein drink and you will probably see more of a change. There is a point though that you will need to do a more thorough overhaul of your diet! (by diet I don't mean a short term quick fix meal plan, I mean what you eat EVERY day! Diet is defined as "the sort of foods one habitually eats.")

I have said it before and I will say it again (much to the chagrin of most dieticians), a Calorie is NOT a Calorie and it is NOT a basic numbers game!  If you have calculated that you can consume 1500 calories a day based on your height, weight and workout level to lose 1 pound a week you still need to be sensible about what makes up those 1500 calories if you are looking for longterm success... ie. a lifestyle change to match your desired goals!  Sure you can pick up 100 calorie packs of cookies, crackers, cheese sticks, yogurt and processed foods and eat 15 of them but that is not living!  You need to learn how to eat and yes, you can enjoy healthy choices!  Instead of the 100 calorie packs, opt for fruits and vegetables, salads and lean proteins, unrefined carbs and even nuts!  Your foods should be nutrient dense, not have a lot of ingredients and not be packaged to sit on the shelf for years.  What ingredient should you be most leery of?  Added sugar!  Yes, there is sugar in fruit but it is naturally occurring and when eaten as fresh fruit vs juice or dried fruit, you are also getting a lot of important fiber, water and nutrition.

There are so many RULES out there that is it easy to get confused and thrown off course.  There are ways to keep it simple. 
  • Cut the added sugar!  
  • Cut the refined carbs (white flour, white bread, white rice, white pasta)!  
  • Eat LOTS of veggies... try new ones and find the ones you enjoy.  You don't need to just steam them, add 1/2 tbsp oil to a pan + 1 minced clove of garlic, throw in your veggies and stir them around... add some liquid- just enough to create some steam (veggie/chicken stock or water), plus a splash of Braggs aminos or soy sauce or a grind of seasoning... cover and steam for a few minutes, toss then serve!
  • Have cut veggies and fruit in your refrigerator ready to go.  If you need an extra nibble after a meal then nibble on these rather than a cookie or a chip!
  • Drink lots of water.  Even this is debated!  If you don't like plain water then add lemon juice, but drink it!  It helps you feel more full.  Water makes up almost 60% of our bodies and 83% of our blood... we die of thirst before we die of starvation!  Water is the usable liquid and it is calorie free!  Don't spend money on fancy water, look for sweeteners in flavored water, just get a filter of some sort and drink from your tap... in a recyclable container for maximum benefit to everyone :)
  • Make sure you are getting ample nutrition!  Multivitamins are great, just make sure it is of a quality that your body will actually be able to use the vitamins!  Beachbody has a great line of nutrition products including vitamins, a wide variety of supplements and Shakeology.  I know that by drinking Shakeology daily I am more than meeting my nutritional needs.  I also like to add an Omega-3 and calciumYes Shakeology is $4/ serving but check out this video link to learn why it is so more MORE than any old protein shake!
OK, I am finished :)  I don't judge your choices... you have the right to make your own decisions, eat how you want, be who you want... just own your choices!  If you want help and support in becoming healthier for yourself and your family then you know where to find me.  Stay tuned for some upcoming changes to my website.  There will be more recipes, more nutrition tips and lots of support!  Here's to a long healthy and happy life!!!  Connect with me on Facebook at and to learn more about my FREE boot camp head to

Take a look at this informative video -

The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 1): An Epidemic for Every Body

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Are you up for the Challenge?

I was asked today who my target market is for my Beachbody business.  I have been trying to figure this out for awhile but maybe you will be able to understand my dilemma.

I have a passion for helping mom's of young children get back into gear as I have been there, felt trapped and needed support myself.  Modeling good fitness and nutrition for our children is so key to helping them be healthy adults!  Helping mom's helps many people in the long run!

At the same time, I have a passion for helping anyone and everyone get fit and healthy.  I have the tools, with Beachbody, to help people start from level one (with Tai Cheng, Power 90 and Turbo Jam) and to help fit people become super athletes (Insanity, Insanity Asylum, Insanity Asylum 2, P90X2).  Click here for the Solutions video showing you all of the options.
I can show them how to reset themselves from the inside out and learn new eating habits for life with The Ultimate Reset and include at least one super meal each day with Shakeology.

As much as I want to help everyone I am limited to those who want to help themselves.  It takes a decision, a request for help and a commitment from you, then I will help you achieve the results you need, want but will have to work to earn!  It won't be easy, but you will have a support system to help you get it done! There are no magic pills, but the results people are seeing after the challenges are pretty magical!  Check out Jeremy's P90X story, and Kerry's 10 Minuter Trainer story.

Watch this video to learn more about the Beachbody Challenges... I couldn't explain it better myself :)  Then give me a shout and let me know when you are ready to start!