Kati's Challenge!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Ahhh I am SOOOOOOO excited about this I can't even STAND it!! So my team has done challenges in the past...but this is a whole new ball game! I'll select 5 people who are SERIOUS about changing their health and we will work together...mono e mono! I'm going to share what worked for ME! If you are thinking about participating....message me and I'll shoot you over the dets!



A Beachbody Challenge Group is a group of people who have committed to getting healthy by participating in a Beachbody workout program. Through fitness, nutrition, and peer support and accountability, a Beachbody Challenge Group plays a key role in helping achieve your goals. Groups typically include 5 challengers to keep participation and accountability at a maximum.

YOU will benefit from being part of a small, exclusive group of people, all working together to help each other achieve their health and fitness goals. You’ll receive motivation and friendship in their group, creating long- lasting relationships, trust, and comfort in sharing both struggles and successes. What’s more, you’ll also be joining The Beachbody Challenge contest—where you’ll be eligible to win cash and prizes along their journey. For more information stop here, TheBeachbodyChallenge.com.

I am always available via text, email or phone to answer questions about diet, nutrition and exercise!

They are the complete package offering total support for achieving health and fitness goals.  Each customer pack includes:

  • A choice of one Beachbody fitness program
  • Shakeology Home Direct in either Greenberry, Chocolate or combination of both
  • A 30 day trial of Team Beachbody Club membership
  • Free Shipping
  • If you chose the coach option you also get a game plan tools kit and business starter program free ($40 value).  Plus all future purchases you save 25%

Visit, katiheifner.com to have me assigned as your coach so we can start creating a customized fitness program to meet your needs!  I’d love to help you reach your health and fitness goals, it’s YOUR life- take control of it!!!


Check out the details here!

Sunday Spa Day!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween!!! Just another Southern Belle hunting some bucks! 

Zombie Cheerleader & Southern Belle 
 After all of the Halloween craziness this weekend, I definitely needed to recover and recoup. I used to dread Sundays because it just meant the start of another week...literally the being the furthest point away from the next weekend. How awful is that?!
Thankfully, I did a little attitude adjustment! Now Sundays are SUNDAY FUN DAY SPA DAY! Who wouldn't love that!? It started out small with some soothing tea and epson salt. But now, it's officially a ritual.

Sunday schedule:
Wake up, go back to sleep. Wake up again, go back to sleep again. Repeat & enjoy!
Make grocery list. Decide on a meal plan for the week
Grocery shop
Come home and put hair mask and face mask on
Wash and chop veggies and portion out
Take a LONG relaxing shower!
Lounge around in robe- paint nails, put lotion on, use laser hair thingy
Finish preparing meals for the week
Wipe down kitchen
RELAX
Honestly, why didn't I think of this sooner?!
Relaxing with my moroccan oil hair mask on!

Supplies for the day!
This weeks Spa Day Supplies:
  • Moroccan oil Hydrating Mask 
  • Body Shop Body Focus Cellulite Serum It makes your legs tingle like be-jaysus, and has caffine and mint – key ingredients to reduce cellulite
  • The Body Shop Massager It's used to massage the skin around your butt, thighs and even your tummy (any place that cellulite is evident) to help build circulation and to break up excess and trapped fluids in your skin…these fluids help to build the appearance of cellulite. I don't know if it works, but it makes me feel pampered lol
  • Skin Effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover  CELL2CELL Anti Aging Exfoliating Cleansing Scrub It says it brightens and soothes skin & protects cells from free radical damage. All I know is, it made me skin SOFT!!
  • John Frieda Frizz Ease This has always been a staple for me- it just works!
  • Crest White Stripes I ONLY ever get the advanced seal. 
  • L'OREAL Youth Code Day Lotion SPF 30, it makes my skin feel nice and it was recommended by a guest on Dr. Oz. I'm sold =)
  • L'OREAL Skin Genesis It's supposed to give you tighter, firmer skin. It would prob work if I remembered it use it daily. Whoops. lol 
  • Sally Hansen Nail Care  I LOVE the Insta-Dry line of nail polish! By the time I forget to be careful with my hands, it's already dry!
  • Control Freak by Bed Head  They just make everything right- this stuff makes your hair shiny and smooth! Another favorite...After the Party Smoothing Cream! O M G if you have frizzy hair, you need to try this!!!
  • Tweezers! I only bring this up because these are from Revlon and hands down the best I've ever owned! Slant Tip baby!
  • Coppola Keratin Complex (Not pictured) I didn't use this today, but I just got it and LOVVVEE it!! It's heaven for your hair.
Are you wondering what that weird gun looking thing is?? You can blame my sister for this one because as soon as she told me about it...I HAD to get it! It's called the Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser  You can do it at home! I just got it and have only done it a few times so I will keep you posted on the results!  I ALWAYS read amazon.com reviews before I buy anything lol So here ya go!

Ok so i forgot to add it to the mix, but I couldn't leave it out. Bio-Oil is uhhmaazzinng! It says it can reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. I haven't used it long enough to vouch for that...but it does make my skin feel soft soft and hydrated!!
Hair pic! You can't feel it, but I promise it's soft!! This reminds me, I need to get my hair trimmed!!
What are some of your favorite beauty routines? Anything I should try next Sunday- let me know!!! I love trying new beauty tips/products!!


Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Saturday, October 29, 2011

In my quest to find more amazing pumpkin recipes, I Stumbled across this blog and recipe. I likey! Very much!
http://blahtota-daa.blogspot.com/

Pumpkin Rice Pudding


I'm head over heels in love with this recipe.  It's true.  This rice pudding is cozy and creamy and pumpkiny and (shhhh.. don't tell!) it's pretty darn healthy.  Instead of the standard white rice, it's made with brown rice, but you wouldn't know it.  The only hint of it is the slight chewiness, which I think makes for a fantastic texture.  It's got very little sugar, and lots of antioxidants from the pumpkin and spices.  

But, really, all you need to know is that it's just so cozy and delicious.

Cuddle Up With a Bowl,
Sara



Pumpkin Rice Pudding

adapted from 
Not Without Salt

1 c. brown rice, cooked according to pkg directions (or 3 1/2 c. cooked brown rice)
3 c. milk (dairy or unsweetened almond or soy)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla (omit if using vanilla-flavored milk)

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the cooked brown rice, milk, brown sugar, salt and spices. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pumpkin and vanilla. Cook on low for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is creamy, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let sit 15 for minutes. Serve warm in a cute bowl. Can also be served cold, but is the coziest when warmed.  Makes 4 cups.




Ingredient Lineup:


Cozy and delicious.


And beautifully steamy.




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Cereal Fanatics: Cocoa Pebbles Anyone? a HEALTHIER version!

Friday, October 28, 2011


Abby is AWESOME and basically my twin! Make sure you check out her blog and this DELICIOUS recipe! 
Abby's Results!


http://abigailfix.blogspot.com/


So...
I'm an oatmeal FREAK. I use to love oatmeal then stopped eating it for a few years and I have no idea why! Lately it's been oatmeal, flaxseed, wheat germ, cinnamon, and apples cut up with water. DLISH! But then my BFF lover Kati, told me about Shakeology sprinkled on your oatmeal with vanilla almond milk.

Uhm. SCORE.

Which brings me to my next point.

Chocolatey cereal is my nemesis. I use to eat that stuff for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, BOO YA! Talk about sugar high. I gave up cereal back in January of 2011 and never looked back. I don't miss the sugar rush, or the sluggish feeling after, but I did miss the chocolatey goodness of it all.

until I tried oatmeal  + almond milk (vanilla is better) + shakeology= Cocoa Pebbles but healthy! Eat it cold or hot, up to you!







It gets easier to avoid words like "fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin, and xanthan gum when you keep the ingredients simple, and natural. 

My Life as a Bee

Poor Sydney! I couldn't resist! We HAD to dress her up like a bee haha She looks thrilled!! Ah the joys of pet ownership =)


Do you dress your pets up?

Prep your food for the week!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

 Do you prepare your food daily or at the beginning of the week? If you try and cook the meats at the beginning of the week so they are ready to heat up and munch on, it makes things that much easier and keeps you from wanting to run down the street to Mcdonalds or where ever else it is you go when your on a hunger strike!
Eating healthy all week long doesn’t have to be a chore. The key is preparation, especially at the beginning of the week. =)
I do ALL of my grocery shopping on ONE designated day during the week- For me, it's Sunday!





Making my FAV Chili recipe to eat for lunch all week!
This is the BEST chili you'll ever eat!!!
Here are some easy ways to prep healthy meals for the week ahead:

Prepare Proteins:

Buy chicken breasts in bulk (especially when they are on sale) and cook 3 – 4 chicken breasts at a time. Eat one right away for a meal, then chop the rest up and place in the refrigerator. You can throw the chilled chicken on top of salads, use in a wrap, or heat up with Himalayan red rice with basil olive oil pesto for a quick chicken pasta dinner.

Hard boil a dozen eggs at a time. You can use them for egg salad, eat them individually for snacks, or chop them up for a salad topping. EGGS DO NOT CAUSE HIGH CHOLESTEROL PEOPLE!!!

Cook 1/4 bacon and refrigerate for a quick addition to breakfast burritos, salads, or BLT wraps.


Chop Produce:

Fresh produce always takes a little prep time. Do it in bulk right when you get home from the grocery store, and you’ll spare yourself the effort later in the week. Pump up the jams or your favorite podcast to keep yourself entertained, and go to town. Start by washing all produce, then trim any ends such as carrot tops, lettuce head bottoms, and gnarly sweet potato ends.

Then, chop and portion produce. For example, cut celery into snack-sized stalks and prepare a reusable container with celery, carrots, and chopped peppers for a grab and go veggie snack. If you are going to make a veggie stir fry, chop all veggies that you want to include and place in a large container then refrigerate.
Pick One Day to Cook:

Choose one afternoon or evening to cook a large meal that will feed the family for a few days. For example, is you have a family of 4, cook a large beef stir fry with 8 portions. You’ll have dinner and lunch the next day. Unless you eat like me, then you will have it for a day!! Also, take this time to cook a large batch of a food staple, like quinoa and black beans. You can eat quinoa and black beans as a chilled salad with chopped veggies, stuffed into a burrito, or in a bowl with mashed sweet potatoes and salsa. You can even add your pre-cooked chicken to the bowl too! MMMM.. ENJOY!!! Give it a try and let me know how it goes:)

Thanks for all of the tips Shannon! 

Do you prepare your meals ahead of time? Please share tips! I always love to hear how other people do it!

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


A noteworthy documentary is Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Here is a quick Synopsis of the movie.
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.

With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.


While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well.

What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection.

Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.

You can see the preview by clicking on this link.

I'm watching this movie this weekend! Thank you Netflix!

Have you seen it? Or have another suggestion for a good documentary?

Be an Expert- Chalene Johnson

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I love Chalene! She is always right on point!

"In anything that matters to you, it helps to become an expert.  Nutrition is no exception.  Gaining knowledge about food helps you to make educated choices.  Read labels.  Check serving sizes.  Know what goes into your body and make informed decisions.  The acquisition of knowledge makes this so much easier.  I find that people who keep fit and maintain a healthy weight have the knowledge base to know what’s healthy and what’s not.  They understand portion size.  They know how food works with their body.
It doesn’t take long to gain the basic knowledge to make better choices when it comes to nutrition.  Read the labels in your household and before you select items at the market.  There are apps for smart phones that can help you do this!  Or learn to read the statistics and ingredients to make choices that make sense for you.
When you are making choices based on your own knowledge, you feel empowered.  No one is telling you what to do.  You know what you’re putting into your body and how you’re fueling yourself to perform at your best." 

If you need help with goal setting, time management, finding your purpose...you ABSOLUTELY MUST sign up for her FREE 3o Day Push! Is it too dramatic to say it changed my life?? 

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal!

Monday, October 24, 2011

My love affair with oatmeal continues! Today it has a seasonal fall twist! 
Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Nutritional Bonus
  • Pumpkin is low in fat and calories and contains anti-aging alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs).
  • Cinnamon keeps your hunger at bay by stabilizing fluctuating blood sugar levels.
  • Nonfat cottage cheese yields 14 grams of slow-digesting casein protein in just a half cup serving. 
  • Oats whittle your middle with soluble fiber and keep your heart healthy with beta-glucan.
Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Makes 1 serving · Ready in 35 minutes

½ cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup water
¼ cup pumpkin puree
2 tbsp nonfat cottage cheese
¼ tsp baking powder
Dash sea salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp allspice
1 piece crystallized ginger, crushed (optional; available in the spice section at supermarkets)

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine all ingredients in an oven-proof bowl. Stir to mix thoroughly.
Place in oven and let bake for 30 minutes. Remove and serve.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 213, Total Fats: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 103 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 38 g, Dietary Fiber: 6 g, Sugars: 9 g Protein: 9 g, Iron: 2 mg

What is your favorite pumpkin or oatmeal recipe??

What motivates you?

Friday, October 21, 2011

One of the hardest things about working out is getting the motivation to do it day in, day out. Sometimes it is EASY to lose sight of our goals.  We start out SO excited and ready to tackle anything...but over time, the initial  enthusiasm wears off and we find ourselves off track.

So how do we maintain that level of purpose and commitment? For me, it's about finding my WHY and finding something I am PASSIONATE about. What overrides that feeling of laziness or the excuses we make up to avoid the promises we make to ourselves?
Why brings you sheer and utter joy? What makes you PROUD? What gives you that feeling of excitement?

This might sound silly...but for me...it's Halloween. I dunno, maybe it's because I'm an October baby? Maybe it's because growing up I was always embarrassed about my body...trying to cover up and hide myself...or maybe it's just because Halloween is FUN...
But I LOVE dressing up. Working out, getting fit and healthy and sculpting my body to isn't always easy. There are so many days when I just don't want to do it, I can't get out of bed in the morning, I just want to eat pizza....but I fight those feelings when I think about how HAPPY I will be to rock my costume and NOT worry about rolls hanging over....cellulite on my legs...covering up because I'm embarrassed.
I can just focus on having a good time & looking/feeling cute lol

Ok this is kind of sick now that I'm looking at it...but here are all of the costumes I own haha On the days I dont want to workout, I pull them out and try them on. Talk about motivation!!! In the summer, I do the same thing with my swimsuits!
Find something you are passionate about and make that your focus. When you are thinking about skipping...go back to basics and remember WHY you are putting in the work!
thi








THE BIG SHAKE-OFF: LIKE COMPARING APPLES AND… TANG

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Are you debating trying Shakeology but you're not sure if it's worth the $$$? Read on....Carl Daikeler, the CEO, shared this on his blog 



How To Compare Shakeology
Or, “How Do I Really Know If This is Worth the Money When Everything Else Costs Less?”
There are many “protein shakes” and meal replacements that are less expensive than Shakeology. But  comparisons – based on the simple “protein shake” or even “health shake” are usually off the mark because of intangibles like quality of sourcing, efficacy, and the delicate balance of incredible health benefits and delicious flavor that is unique to Shakeology.
When we developed Shakeology, our goal was to fill a void in the marketplace where the benefits of the shake would live up to the promise of the line “The Healthiest Meal of the Day.”  Shakeology was designed for people who want more than protein, and for people who really expect  the health benefits being represented by the ingredients on the label. With Shakeology not only do you get what you pay for, but because it tastes so good and the attention to every detail is so complete, you get more than you pay for.
To really know whether a product measures up to Shakeology, you need to keep some things in mind:
How Much is “Enough”?
We are proud of Shakeology’s 70+ ingredients. Other shakes will trumpet the number of ingredients they have too. But are the ingredients they are counting actually good for you?
Are they derived from whole food sources? They are in Shakeology! Too often the “magic ingredient” has been isolated from the enzymes and phytonutrients which actually are what is needed to make the “magic ingredient” effective when consumed.
And does the competition formulate for the synergistic benefits between the ingredients, or just slap together whatever is hot in the media? Shakeology was specially formulated for the collection of ingredients to work together like a symphony; this combination is so effective some people report dramatic benefits within the first week. We’re not just talking about weight loss here, we’re talking meaningful health benefits; regularity, energy, vitality!
Other supplements point to one or two individual ingredients and build a “story” around their super food attributes…  that’s like saying you can put Michael Jordan on a team of amateurs and still have a championship caliber team. Shakeology’s specially selected ingredients work like the dream team, all working together so YOU get the health benefits from the healthiest meal of the day.
Vanilla?
If the shake you’re considering is vanilla, how do they achieve vanilla flavoring? Our research indicates that it is impossible for the superfoods, adaptogen herbs, anti-oxidants, phytonutrients and digestive enzymes to co-exist and taste good in a vanilla flavor, unless the vanilla flavor is achieved chemically and artificially. (It’s the “dirty little secret” of the flavoring industry even though labeling guidelines still allow this artificial flavoring  to be called “natural vanilla flavoring”) Other companies are willing to use that labeling loophole for their benefit. But not Shakeology.
So here’s the question; are you drinking the shake so you can enjoy vanilla, or so you can get the incredible health benefits from a shake that doesn’t taste like a “health drink”? We call Shakeology “the healthiest meal of the day” for a reason, and we plan on doing what it takes to live up to that.
Protein:
When it comes to comparing protein quality, you need to look closely to see the truth:
“Say NO to soy”
Does the competition use ANY soy in their formulation? Soy protein contains estrogen-mimicking compounds that can interfere with your hormones, and on top of that most of the soy in the marketplace is GMO (genetically modified), two important reasons why we don’t use soy in Shakeology.
It is our general opinion that many people are consuming too much soy in the pursuit of health – and thus perhaps producing too much estrogen which can cause many adverse issues in the body.  Do a little research of your own on the topic, and you will be as shocked as we are at what you will learn about soy.
Likewise, if a company is promoting that their protein is “more absorbable”, be careful. Protein sources like Whey Protein Hydrolysate have been shown to trigger a much higher insulin response in the body. That’s not an outcome we would tolerate in any health shake, much less Shakeology.
Our protein source is whey protein isolate, which is more than 90 percent pure protein. Plus, Shakeology is loaded with digestive enzymes-and lactase, that’s the enzyme that breaks down lactose and is found in over-the-counter products like Lactaid®.  Don’t confuse whey protein concentrate with “isolate”. Whey protein concentrate is the least pure form of whey protein made. The benefits of “isolate” vs. “concentrate” is that the fat has been removed to achieve “isolate”. The fat in whey protein is what carries toxins consumed by the animal. That’s the reason Shakeology can be used by so many people who are lactose-intolerant – because those toxins have been removed through the isolate process.
We also look at the source of every single protein batch that shows up at the manufacturer.  If we find the manufacturer is cutting a corner by bringing in protein from farms that use hormones or are ok feeding inorganic materials to their cattle, we tell them to find another source.  This is the kind of scrutiny that other companies just don’t give their product, and it’s the kind of attention to detail which doesn’t show on the label. (But it does show in how you feel when you consume the product over the long term!)
Glycemic index tested…
In terms of sugar, many protein shakes have 1g of sugar or less. This is because they are using artificial chemical sweeteners (check the label for sucralose, aspartame, or sugar alcohols). Shakeology’s small amounts of sugar comes from natural sources which are easily processed by the body and in fact has been tested and certified by an independent lab to have a Low Glycemic Index of 24 – that’s lower than most fruits (an apple is 36 and an orange is 43)!
What is not in the base, they may suggest you add later:
Other shakes don’t cost as much as Shakeology at first glance, but they also don’t contain the full profile of  vitamins and minerals or whole-food sources of anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogen herbs, prebiotics, probiotics or digestive enzymes. We’ve seen competitors make you buy a separate vitamin pack for $150 per month! And if you want chocolate flavoring you have to buy a separate flavor packet for an extra $25 a month. If you want metabolism boosting effects and appetite control, you have to buy 2 additional products at $50 each. Once you add it up, this is hardly a “good deal” and it is usually questionably healthy..
To achieve the benefits of Shakeology we’ve seen competitors charge between $250 and $335 per month! $120 doesn’t seem expensive when you realize all of the benefits Shakeology delivers.

SUMMARY:
Formula: 70+ of the healthiest ingredients from whole food sources from around the world (including anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogen herbs, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, vitamins and minerals VS. protein, fillers, artificial coloring, and isolated glamour ingredients
Winner: Shakeology

Protein SourceShakeology’s 15g of pure whey protein isolate plus 2g from plant sources VS soy, hydrolyzed whey and/or whey concentrate blend.
Winner: Shakeology

Taste: Rich chocolate or greenberry Shakeology Vs. chemically derived artificial-flavored competition?
Winner: Shakeology

Price: $120 for Shakeology  VS. Oops! It’s impossible to compare lesser formulations on price. But if you add in all the separate vitamins and flavoring agents the other companies ask you to buy to (try and) match the benefits and nutritional content of Shakeology, you would easily spend over $300 every month – that’s  2 ½ times the cost of Shakeology!  Sure, chocolate milk is cheaper than Shakeology. A vanilla soy shake can be cheaper than Shakeology – until you try to add what Shakeology’s got, and match what Shakeology can do for you, and then it’s no contest.
Winner: Shakeology

The best comparison is results. From weight loss and reduction in cravings, to regularity, to healthier cholesterol levels, to energy, to an overall sense of well being… We give a bottom-of-the-bag money-back guarantee on Shakeology because we KNOW people will be amazed at how they feel. Shakeology is the winner by a total knock out!
Speaking of knock outs, check out Katie F.’s full Shakeology success story here on Thursday!










Check out more information about Shakeology HERE. I'm slightly obsessed with it. I drink mine everyday for breakfast =)
Have you tried Shakeology? What is your favorite flavor/recipe?

Aha Moment


Have you had an aha moment lately?
I have.

According to Mutual of Omaha an aha moment is…”a moment of clarity, a defining moment where you gain real wisdom – wisdom you can use to change your life. Whether big or small, funny or sad, they can be surprising and inspiring. Each one is unique, deeply personal, and we think, worth sharing.”

Want to hear my latest aha moment?

Are
You
Ready?

This is groundbreaking.
Go get a pen. I’ll wait.
It might change your workouts forever.
This might be Nike’s next campaign.
Or finally get me an invitation on the Today Show.
Is your mind open?

Wait.
For.
It.

“THEY DON’T CALL IT A WORKOUT BECAUSE IT’S SUPPOSE TO BE EASY!”
AHA!

I wrote this down  looked at it every time I wanted to quit.
Or slow down.
Or pick up a lighter weight.
Or take the easy way out.

Think about it.
Really.
Think about it.
Then go.
Do the work. Get the results.
Have you had an aha moment recently? Do tell!

Now I really must go WORKOUT!

The Dynasty!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Bombshell Dynasty tends to focus on the ladies in the group. But, we must not forget the guys....they're getting pretty hot! lol
Get hot- join the team (it's free!) We can help you get started on the road to hot & healthy! =)

Happy birthday to ME!!! Birthday Cake Shakeology

In honor of my birthday, I thought....why not be a little bad haha Shhhhh don’t tell! I put cake mix into my Chocolate Shakeology.

Here a few of the VERY healthy ingredients in Shakeology that I “accented” with cake batter. Ahh…just writing this makes me feel better!
Flax Meal
Chia Seeds
Spirulina
Spinach
Sprouted Quinoa
Wheat Grass


Get ready for this! It tasted sweet and creamy with a hint of cakey lovin. Yummmmmy.


Birthday Cake Shakeology
1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology 
2 – 3 tbsp Cake Mix (I used yellow)
½ cup water
½ cup unsweetened Almond Milk
Ice to taste
Optional: Top with some colorful sprinkles
Blend & Enjoy!

Now the key is to get rid of the box of cake mix before bad things happen!!

If you've been thinking about trying Shakeology, take the leap of faith! I promise you'll love it, and if not, there is a bottom of the bag money back guarantee! 
In honor of my birthday, I decided that it's only right to share the love. So, if you order Shakeology on Autoship, I will send YOU a birthday gift. Plus, you get free workout dvds and free shipping- thats $40 right there!
You'll get a Shakeology Cleanse Kit! You're Shakeology will be on it's way! I'll send you a Shaker Cup, green tea and a meal plan! You can do the cleanse if you'd like, or you can just enjoy your free stuff lol
ORDER HERE then shoot me an email to let me know! I always love to hear about people's goals!! 

Jerry Seinfeld's Secret to Productivity

Monday, October 17, 2011


Editor: When software developer Brad Isaactold us he had productivity advice from Jerry Seinfeld, we couldn't turn down the chance to hear more. Read on for the whole story from Brad.
Years ago when Seinfeld was a new television show, Jerry Seinfeld was still a touring comic. At the time, I was hanging around clubs doing open mic nights and trying to learn the ropes. One night I was in the club where Seinfeld was working, and before he went on stage, I saw my chance. I had to ask Seinfeld if he had any tips for a young comic. What he told me was something that would benefit me a lifetime...
He said the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes and the way to create better jokes was to write every day. But his advice was better than that. He had a gem of a leverage technique he used on himself and you can use it to motivate yourself—even when you don't feel like it.
He revealed a unique calendar system he uses to pressure himself to write. Here's how it works.
He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker.
He said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a big red X over that day. "After a few days you'll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You'll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain."
"Don't break the chain," he said again for emphasis.
Over the years I've used his technique in many different areas. I've used it for exercise, to learn programming, to learn network administration, to build successful websites and build successful businesses.
It works because it isn't the one-shot pushes that get us where we want to go, it is the consistent daily action that builds extraordinary outcomes. You may have heard "inch by inch anything's a cinch." Inch by inch does work if you can move an inch every day.
Daily action builds habits. It gives you practice and will make you an expert in a short time. If you don't break the chain, you'll start to spot opportunities you otherwise wouldn't. Small improvements accumulate into large improvements rapidly because daily action provides "compounding interest."
Skipping one day makes it easier to skip the next.
I've often said I'd rather have someone who will take action—even if small—every day as opposed to someone who swings hard once or twice a week. Seinfeld understands that daily action yields greater benefits than sitting down and trying to knock out 1000 jokes in one day.
Think for a moment about what action would make the most profound impact on your life if you worked it every day. That is the action I recommend you put on your Seinfeld calendar. Start today and earn your big red X. And from here on out...
Don't break the chain!
Brad Isaac is a lead software programmer and blogger. You can read his motivational strategies every day on his goal setting blog, Achieve-IT!

How to live a good Life

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Compliment three people each day.

Watch a sunrise at least once a year:


Overtip breakfast waitresses.


Look people in the eye.


Say "thank you" a lot.


Say "please" a lot.


Live beneath your means.


Buy whatever kids are
selling on card tables in
their front yards.


Treat everyone you meet 
as you want to be treated.


Donate two pints of 
blood every year.


Make new friends but
cherish the old ones.


Keep secrets.


Don't waste time learning
the "tricks of the trade."
Instead, learn the trade.
Admit your mistakes.


Be brave. Even if you're not,
pretend to be.
No one can tell the difference.


Choose a charity in your
community and support it
generously with your
time and money.


Read the Bill of Rights.


Use credit cards only for
convenience, never for credit.


 Never cheat.


Give yourself a year and read
the Bible cover to cover.


Learn to listen.  Opportunity
sometimes knocks very softly.


Never deprive someone of hope;
it might be all he or she has.


Pray not for things, but for
wisdom and courage.


Never take action when
you're angry.


Have good posture.


Enter a room with purpose
and confidence.


Don't discuss business in elevators.
You never know who
may overhear you.


Never pay for work before
it's completed.


Be willing to lose a battle
in order to win the war.


Don't gossip.


Beware of the person who
has nothing to lose.
When facing a difficult task,
act as though it is
impossible to fail. If you're
going after Moby Dick,
take along the tartar sauce.

Don't spread yourself too thin.


Learn to say no
politely and quickly.


Don't expect life to be fair.


Never underestimate the
power of forgiveness.


Instead of using the word
problem, try substituting
the word opportunity.


Never walk out on
a quarrel with your wife.


Regarding furniture and clothes:
if you think you'll be using them
five years or longer, buy the best
you can afford.


Be bold and courageous.
When you look back
on your fife, you'll regret
the things, you didn't do
more than the ones you did.


Forget committees. New, noble,
world-changing ideas always come
from one person working alone.
 Street musicians are a treasure.
Stop for a moment and listen;
then leave a small donation.

When faced with a serious
health problem, get at least three
medical opinions.


Wage war against littering.


After encountering inferior
service, food or products,
bring it to the attention
of the person in charge.
Good managers will
appreciate knowing.


Don't procrastinate.
Do what needs doing when
it needs to be done.


Get your priorities straight.


No one ever said on his deathbed, 
"Gee, if I'd only spent more 
time at the office."


Don't be afraid to say
"I don't know."


Don't be afraid to say
"I'm sorry."


Make a list of 25 things
you want to experience before
you die.  Carry it in your
wallet and refer to it often.
Call your mother.
- THEME BY ECLAIR DESIGNS -