Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ninja Star Push Pins!?! Yessssss

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Top 20 Awesomely Nerdy Products

No. 18 - Ninja Star Push Pins

You can leave a sticky note to your officemates saying "Good Job" on their monitor, you can put laxatives in their coffee, or, you can do as the ninjas did: stick an angry note on their cubicle wall with Ninja Star Push Pins!

What is Shakeology?

Shakeology®, an ultra-premium nutritional health shake

, provides the widest array of nutrients from around the world in a nutrient-dense but low-calorie formula. One that can't be replicated anywhere.

A QUICK AND
HEALTHY MEAL.

23 VITAMINS AND
MINERALS IN A GLASS.

LOSING WEIGHT.
GAINING NUTRITION.

A NATURAL ENERGY
BOOSTER.

"I'm a salesman, so I work out of my car and I'm on the run all day. I used to eat fast foods, catered lunches, or get a Starbucks in the morning. Now I use Shakeology as a meal replacement and give my body all the nutrition it needs."
—Bob H.
Cordova, Tennessee
"I have fibromyalgia pain syndrome and couldn't recall a day since I was diagnosed that I didn't hurt at least a little. Now my pain is virtually gone and my energy is through the roof. I'm convinced there was some nutrient my body was missing."*
—Diane M.
Staten Island, N.Y.
"I'm a mother of three. I had my last child at age 40 and couldn't lose the baby fat. Shakeology has not only helped me lose the weight, I also feel better and have more energy. I'm thinner now than I've ever been since having children."
—Misha P.
Arlington, Texas
"I am a 67-year-old grandmother of 10. I hadn't exercised in over 30 years and was tired all the time. Most of my time was spent sitting in my chair. With Shakeology, I feel so much better and my husband can't believe how much energy I have. I've lost 10 pounds already and it's made me feel alive and in charge of my life again."
—Carolyn F.
Hermon, Maine

NO OTHER SHAKE CONTAINS THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL SUPERFOODS.

We searched the world for the most potent ingredients your body can easily absorb and utilize, creating a perfect combination of enzymes, prebiotics, antioxidants, and many rare ingredients like adaptogens, Camu-Camu, and Sacha Inchi. Here are all the different kinds of nutrients you'll get from a single glass of Shakeology.
You won't find this in any other health drink.

Chocolate strawberry cheesecake SHAKE!

I had this shake this morning and it was fantastic! It tasted like eating chocolate cheesecake with strawberries on top. The healthiest thing I put in my body all day and the most delicious....
Blend:
1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology
4 strawberries
1/4 Cup Nonfat Ricotta Cheese
1/4 Cup Non Fat Plain Yogurt (I used greek)
Ice to taste (I use 8-10 ice cubes)
4 ounces water
4 ounces milk (I used almond milk)

Approx. 270 calories, 5 grams of fiber and a whopping 29 grams of protein!

Enjoy!

I saw this on Chloe Gibbs blog today and it looks absolutely ammmaaazzzzing!! I cant wait to try it! 

I watched this video last night and this girl's story sounds exactly like mine. It just reminded me why I signed up to be a coach and help people- friends, FAMILY, and strangers (who I have come to realize are just friends I haven't met yet).
If this video touches you like it touched me, then you should stop THINKING about being a coach...and just BE one! You don't realize how many lives you start to change just by inspiring people to achieve their potential.
Start now or Email me to talk more about it :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Commit to End the Trend of Obesity!

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead



Make a commitment to hellp end the trend of obesity by inspiring others as you commit to your own goals!

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Get out there and Learn!

I've been doing A LOT of thinking since I got back from Summit...and it really has my imagination on overdrive! Jusdt to give you a glimspe into my head- here are my notes regarding my top take-aways from Beachbbody Summit 2011.

#1 Team Bonding!
Spending a week with everyone, I really got to learn everyone’s style & how they process the information. We were able to all talk, brainstorm and give input. It really made me think about my PS sponsored coaches and how they interpret information based on their learning style.
I want to help my coaches learn in the way that suits them BEST and put my Aces in their places- help them find their niche! And the identify the best way to build their business based on their personal style.
See where they SHINE and help them develop their best talents as well as their weaknesses.
Suggested reading: Personality Plus!


#2 Time to get uncomfortable!
Test your limits. Push your boundaries. Dare to be great. How do you get past that sick butterflies in your stomach/about to pass out feeling??? PRACTICE!!!
Take public speaking classes. Hold Shake N’ Share parties until you are the absolute expert at hosting them! Talk in front of as many groups of people as you can! Eeek! I know! lol


#3 Stalk your Mentors
Learn from the successful. There is nothing quite like being in the presence of your mentors and leaders. Study how they act, dress, speak, and conduct their business. Visualize their success and how it feels. Engage your imagination.
Spending time with people like Carl D, Chalene, Shaun T, etc… stimulates your drive, ambition, excitement and desire to achieve greatness. I KNOW that their energy rubbed off on the team and everyone at Summit- you could FEEL it! Successful people exude confidence & it’s contagious!
If you get to spend time with your mentor, TAKE NOTES and ASK QUESTIONS!! If you are interested in them and tell them how much you look up to them, they will be flattered to share their story, experience, and secrets to success with you!
Did you have a homework assignment in school to write about your future career? And you had to interview someone about their job? Why can’t you do that now???
Think bigger than Beachbody- find people you can network with in other fields and use their insight to grow your skill set and business. For example: Real Estate agents must be MASTERS at marketing themselves, following up with clients, and keeping an extensive customer database! Or Interior designer- they have to meet the needs of the client even if the client’s tastes are completely different from their own. How do they effectively communicate and ask questions to end up with the desired result? Find successful people in your life or reach out to people and let them know you think they are doing an amazing job, you look up to them for _____, and you would like to get their feedback. Their opinion, ideas and experience are valuable to you and you would like to pick their brain.
What do they do right? What do they wish that they had done differently?


#4 Visualization
Where do you SEE yourself in the future? Sit down and write a list of your goals. Make them specific! Review it each day and think about it as though you have already achieved it. Visualize what it looks like, feels like, how it makes you feel and when you will achieve it by.
To create a balanced/successful life, you should create goals for: work and career, finances, recreation, health/fitness, relationships, personal goals, and contribution to the community.
State your intention. Let people in on your dreams and goals….and you will start to find people who help you achieve them. How are people going to help you if they don’t know what your goals are?
Example: Nikki wants to make BB a Full-Time job. She is FIRED up about it and has made that clear by her commitment. I am going to do EVERYTHING I can to help her reach her goals! Diamond by August!!!
DREAM BIG. Shaun T said he wants to be the face of fitness, the next Richard Simmons!
Homework: Make your Bucket List- what are 100 things you want  to do or achieve in life?

#5 People FIRST!
Relationships are 100% and 0%. You have to take responsibility! When you help people get what they want, they will help you get what you want.
Think about your clients. Step inside their shoes. Read your emails as though you are a newcomer & don’t know anything about Beachbody. Are you looking out for their best interest? Are you recommending what is best for THEM? How would YOU feel if you were your client? Be the coach you would want to have.
Check your intentions! People are very perceptive! I personally am re-writing my scripts to be more focused on the customer and pulling out more information FROM them ABOUT them- then I can respond with an answer that TRULY suits their needs.


#6 Treat your business like a Million Dollar Business
Write yourself a check for how much you think you are worth. Are you putting in that caliber of work? If you were the owner of your own business (guess what?! You are!), how much would you pay yourself?
Write yourself a check for the amount of money you would like to make, and then act accordingly! Hang that check where you can see it everyday to remind yourself!

How to Pick the Right workout program

If you are anything like me, I pore over all of my decisions. I weigh the pros and cons, make lists, debate the possible outcomes, and ask everyone I know what their opinion is...only to make a last minute impulse decision lol
Finding the right workout routine or program can be hard because it has to be something you like and enjoy if you are going to have any shot at sticking with it. If you need help finding something to work for you, please message me and I'll help you narrow down your options!





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P90X 2 Are you ready for it?? P90X:MC2

Ok, so you did P90X...you conquered the workouts...now what? Check out this bad boy!! Get ready people because it is NO JOKE! If you want to be the most athletic you've ever been in your life, you HAVE to do this program!! It's going to be available for pre-order ONLY through coaches...so message me if you're interested and I'll you on the list because this puppy is prob going to go into Back order!
Annnddd they said it MIGHT be coming out on Blue Ray!!! Does that mean we are going to see sweat coming out of their pores?? I can't wait! lol

Just Say NO To These Diet Killers For A Total Transformation

You want to make sure you are eating all the right things and avoiding the wrong ones. Unfortunately, proper nutrition can be complicated and frustrating, and it might even result in you giving up. But when it comes to your diet, adhering to Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" mentality is the way to go.

Diet isn't as simple as ABC, but it also isn't rocket science. Just the same, you can ensure the best line of diet defense by executing a no-tolerance policy in these key areas in your diet. This simple guide can help you achieve a better understanding of what you should keep out of your nutrition plan to get that lean and muscular physique you've been working so hard to get.

You Booze, You Lose

Sorry, Charlie. There's no place for it - not at work, not at home, not out on the town, and definitely not secretly mixed into a Nalgene concoction stuffed in your bag. Alcohol is a huge social pressure, which is why most people try to allow having one or two drinks a week. So let's get it out of the way right now. There are two reasons why alcohol should be avoided at all costs.
First off, alcohol is nothing but empty calories. Secondly, it's normally consumed at night (the worst time to take in nasty calories), which means you'll be adding some fat to your total storage if you go out and have a few with your friends.
If you absolutely have to go out, do your friends a solid and be the designated driver. However, it's much easier if you don't go out at all and keep alcohol out of the house - out of sight out of mind! And even though you can't have any drinks now, you can always celebrate with some after your transformation is done, and they'll taste that much better!
 Be Done With Dairy
Yes, there are great minerals and vitamins in dairy products too, but once again, the unnecessary calories and sugars won't help you on your diet. Even yogurts that are high in protein still carry some negative baggage, so no dairy!
There are only a couple exceptions to this rule: cottage cheese and whey protein. Cottage cheese is high in the slow-absorbing protein called casein, so it works wells before bed. Whey protein (derived from milk) is very lean protein that doesn't come with all the extra fat, making it the perfect shake option for anytime of the day.

Stay Off The Sauces


I really wish sauces were allowed, honestly. But they have a tremendous diet cost if you use them, and using sauces could mean the difference between lean and cut and a giant gut. Sauces include ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, and any other type of viscous and tasty diet killer that you would use to gussy up your food.
If you want to add some flavor to your meals without sacrificing the health aspect, then just use some spices. They pack some serious flavor without all the extra crap, and there are a lot to choose from.
Dressings and sauces have tons of calories and sugars, which will just result in more calories that you have to burn, so don't shoot yourself in the foot. Don't fall for "fat-free" sauces, either, because they contain more calories than the regular versions by substituting fat with loads of carbohydrates.

No Meal Hooky


This is an absolute no-no. A lot of people struggle mentally with eating frequently because they think they're taking in more food than they should. But even skipping one meal can throw your diet off, so even when you're not hungry, you need to eat. Your body must be constantly fed to keep its metabolism at an elevated rate.
If you skip a meal and wait until you're hungry, you're likely to eat more than you should later, which will result in more fat storage. Plus, eating big meals can make you tired and lethargic. Eating smaller meals more frequently (at least every 3 hours) ensures that your body uses all the calories you get and keeps your energy levels up.

The Bottom Line


Now, these rules are obviously easier said than done, but the key to success is thinking LONG TERM. Having a beer, cheat meal, or sugary fruit will provide short-term satisfaction, but will ultimately lead to you to fail the most important goal of all - your diet. You have to make your diet the highest priority, and proper diets take time to see results.
Just tell yourself that you're in it for the long haul, and you're going to avoid all the speed bumps. How much more satisfied will you be, knowing that you dedicated yourself, sacrificed, and now have a lean-and-cut body to show off? Sure, you're going to be surrounded by all these temptations during your diet, but hey, all you have to do is say, "No" - it's that simple. And once you look in the mirror at the end of your diet, you'll finally get to say, "Yes!"

Monday, June 27, 2011

I can't wait to put my goal book together because I have BIG dreams

Grilled Zucchini & Goat Cheese Rollatini with Raisins & Pistachios



Time to step out of my cooking comfort zone! Dare I make these for the party on Friday??
INGREDIENTS:

By Cara Lyons | Photo: Cara Lyons

•1/2 cup unsweetened raisins
•6 medium to large zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick lengthwise (2 lb)
•Olive oil cooking spray
•8 oz goat cheese, softened
•1/2 cup shelled, toasted, unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
•1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
•2 tsp lemon zest
•1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
•Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


INSTRUCTIONS:


1.In a small bowl, add raisins and cover with warm water. Set aside.


2.Preheat grill to medium. Working in batches, lightly mist both sides of zucchini slices with cooking spray. Grill for about 3 minutes per side, until softened and lightly charred. Remove and let cool.


3.Drain raisins and roughly chop. Add raisins to a medium bowl with goat cheese, pistachios, lemon juice and zest and mint. Stir and season with pepper.


4.Place 1 slice zucchini on a work surface. Spread 1 tsp goat cheese mixture onto zucchini, then roll up securely. Transfer to a serving platter, standing up or seam side down (they will stay closed on their own). Repeat with remaining zucchini and goat cheese mixture. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Do not chill for more than a couple of hours.


Nutrients per rollatini: Calories: 42, Total Fat: 2.5 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Monounsatruated Fat: 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 3 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 2 g, Sodium: 29 mg, Cholesterol: 3 mg


Find this recipe and MANY more at Clean Eating Magazine!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Motivation to workout...Get a Support System

What is it about working out that is so hard to do? You know you should do it, you know you will feel better after...but jeez, sometimes it's just so hard to get the motivation to actually do it.
I fell off the wagon and thankfully my success partner was there to kick my butt and make me do it. You want to reach your goals? Get a support system!! Don't have one? Add me on Facebook- I KNOW how hard it is...trust me lol Shoot me a message and I'll add you to our private group.
We can support you and guide you no matter what workout program you are doing. I personally am a beachbody fanatic because that is what has worked for me.  Unsure of what it's all about? Watch the video below and it gives you a rundown.
Whether you are doing a Beachbody workout program or not, you should sign up for the Free membership and take advantage of all of the tools on the site. Losing weight is not just about working out, it's also about eating right and taking care of your body. All of the pieces have to fall into place and work together for you to get some serious results.


Starting on July 1st we are doing a 60 day fitness challenge. There are prizes to be won! Shakeology cleanses and a one month supply of Shakeology! Message me if you want to be a part of it!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Slim Down Challenge! Try Shakeology for 30 Days!

Want different results? You have to try something different!! Shakeology helped me achieve my results by reducing my cravings.  I always call it the "Eat Clean Gateway drink" Once you start drinking it and your body is NOURISHED, you DON'T want to eat crappy foods. It made ALL of the difference for me! I CHALLENGE you to try it for 30 days and it you don't see results, you can send it back and receive a refund. 


Right now, if you sign up as a coach on my team and order Shakeology on Home Direct...I will send you a FREE Shakeology Cleanse! Make a decision TODAY to change your life. 

Why I LOVE Shakeology:

  • It tastes good! - I've tried other products and most protein shakes are ok but still have a weird after taste in my opinion. The all vegetable powder drinks are usually tolerable but still bitter tasting. Shakeology tastes like a chocolate shake and I don't mind drinking it.
  • The ingredients - The ingredients are awesome. It has all of the vitamins you would normally find in a multivitamin and it has a super-fruit blend that has all of the antioxidant goodness that our bodies need. The ingredients are derived from whole food sources. I can't even go over all of the ingredients. Click here for product details from Beachbody
  • Meal replacement heaven - Not everyone is into replacing their meals but some people either do it to help with weight loss or as a meal on the go when in a time crunch.
  • Reduce hunger and cravings - I have a bad sweet tooth and when I drink this as a dessert replacement, I reach out less for something sweet after a meal. I also don't feel like I'm starving by the time lunch or dinner rolls around.
  • Recipes - There are tons of recipes for both flavors of shakes. My favorite is simple: chocolate Shakeology and peanut butter (or almond butter.) It tastes like a chocolate peanut butter candy bar.

Shakeology Facts

  • Gluten free and caffeine free
  • No refined sugars or artificial sweeteners
  • Provides health-supporting chlorophylls, polyphenols, prebiotics, and proanthocyanins
  • 90 day study (as a meal replacement) average weight loss: 10 lbs., reduced risk for heart disease and other degenerative diseases, lowered cholesterol on average by 30% and even up to 70%, healthier skin, hair, and nails

Things to keep in mind:

  • Chocolate is the best flavor (I think! lol)
  • It tastes much better blended with ice and your choice of beverage (water, milk, soy milk, etc.)
  • If you try it and like it, I recommend getting it on autoship. You'll get free shipping every month and you won't worry about running out.
  • Price - it may be an issue for most, however, if you break down a 30-day supply it averages out to about $3 - $4 a shake. Considering what is in it, it's a great value. Most store bought smoothies cost the same or more and don't have nearly any of the same ingredients.
  • Bottom-of-the-Bag Guarantee - You have 30-days to try it. If you're not satisfied, return it for a refund (less s&h), even if the bag is empty! Now that is even more of a reason to try it.
So whether or not you have already heard of this shake, I recommend trying it for yourself. I can say that the chocolate is really good. 
Update: I have finally tried Greenberry and it is a good flavor to blend with citrus fruit. I am staying loyal to my chocolate though - that is just the chocoholic in me! :)
Learn more about Shakeology from the Team Beachbody web site:
Shakeology®

Is Shakeology a Scam? Do these results look like a scam?
I was hesitant to purchase something online that I never tried....but I am SOOOOO happy I did. Plus, they have the best customer service department I have ever seen. Love my Shakeology! 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Reason, Season, or Lifetime


People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.


When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.


Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.


Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.


LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.