Meals and Snacks

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I love snacks. Love love love love them. Snacking is probably my favorite. Especially if I have good snacks. I’m not talking about a bag of potato chips, or cookies. I’m talking about good for you snacks that just make you feel good about eating, while being filling!

Meals are different. Those are usually sporadic for this household. We never plan ahead. We’ve been trying to get better, but its difficult to get into a habit! I think I want to do something like this:

Awesome right? Looks simple and easy… even I could do it! A picture frame, scrapbook paper, letter stickers and a dry erase pen. Something like this would most definitely help me and hubs plan out our meals in advance and really think about what we’ll be eating.

I found the little excerpt below from the Tone It Up girls website.

Planning and preparing your meals the night before or in the morning before you head off to work or school makes you stop and think about the choices you’re making and what your eating. Knowing you have food with you and ready to go also makes it easier to resist temptation, whether it’s from snacks people bring in to the office or that urge to go out to lunch.  Not only does packing your lunch make it 80% easier to stay on track for achieving your healthy eating and nutrition goals, but it saves you money at the same time! Think healthy food is too expensive? Some fresh veggies are nothing compared to how quickly the cost of eating lunch at a restaurant!

I need to start being intentional about packing snacks and lunches for myself. I tend to just “forget” and not even eat… which isn’t good at all. I’m making a trip to Sam’s Club this week, so I’ll grab fruit and healthy snacks in bulk, repackage them and remember to take them with me when I’m on the go! The way I remember? I put my car keys with my snacks or lunch, usually in the fridge. That way I have no excuse not to forget them!

Some great, healthy, snack ideas?

– No sugar added dried fruits

– Trail mix. Make sure you measure out your portions

– Almonds. 23 of them are only 162 calories

– Hummus and carrots

– 1-2 Tbsp peanut butter with apples or bananas

– Hard boiled eggs

If you’re really serious about making a life change to get healthy, be extra intentional about planning out meals and packing lunches/snacks. It’ll help you be more aware of what you’re putting into your body! Its been said that it takes 3 weeks to make a habit stick. If you start on Sunday, in 21 days you’ll be unstoppable 🙂


BeachBody Challenge FAQ’s

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For the past couple months I have been opening up just 5 spots for folks who are looking to get back in shape, tone up and get in the habit of a healthier lifestyle.  My company has put together an amazing package that allows people to get the best workouts, optimal nutrition and peer support… all in one.

These three things combined is absolutely destined for success IF the person is willing to work for it.

I often get the following questions when I invite or am asked about the challenges so I thought I would address them here.

1. What exactly is the Beachbody Challenge?

The Beachbody Challenge is a 30 day journey that has you workout to a Beachbody Fitness program, drink Shakeology and be accountable to your Coach (me).

2. Do I have to buy anything? How much does it cost?

For this challenge, what is required is a Beachbody Fitness program and Shakeology as well as accountability.  While I don’t necessarily entirely exclude someone if they don’t use a Beachbody program I highly recommend them as the programs have a workout schedule, nutrition plan and other tools that you often can’t find just by going to the gym alone. The programs absolutely work if you commit to doing them. For cost, there are three different packages to choose from, all having different workout programs to choose from. There are a ton of details regarding this so for more information please feel free to contact me.

3. What is Shakeology?

Shakeology is a total health shake.  It provides you with the best nutrition money can buy and has many benefits as well as can help with weight loss.  I encourage you to check out my website to learn more about this incredible shake.

4. If I already have a gym pass can I still join the challenge?

Yes. However, I will ask that you purchase Shakeology as this is a Beachbody Challenge and I want to ensure that you are getting great nutrition while working out.  Also, note that you will not be eligible to win Beachbody prizes (more on that later.)

5. What if I don’t want to drink Shakeology?

For the Beachbody challenge, I require it. I often do small, free challenges on my FB page regularly so be sure and like my page if you haven’t already!

6. What’s in it for me?

A lot actually.  My goal is to help you reach your goals…whatever they may be.  And if you continue beyond the thirty day challenge with me, complete the program you purchased and love your results, you can send your before and after photos to Team Beachbody. Then you will be eligible to win cash prizes…..up to $100,000!  See why it benefits you to purchase a Beachbody program?

We want to reward you for the hard work you will be putting in everyday during this challenge.  We want you to reach your goals.  We want you to succeed. I have found that Beachbody offers incredible workout programs that have absolutely proven they work, optimal nutrition that gives your body what it needs and peer support which studies have shown increases the success a person will see.

And even if you don’t win any money….imagine how amazing you will feel when you  accomplished your goal of a healthier, fitter YOU!

I have now opened spots for April, and remember I only take 5.  Contact me soon if you would like to be a part of this journey.