5 Super Simple Tips to Survive the Holidays {without having to pull out your stretchy pants!}

10653594_1530880450487038_1737357240431492177_nSo we are less that two weeks away from Christmas ~ how are you doing? Don’t give up!  Here are a few tips to help you finish 2014 strong!

stay active. Even though it is the busiest time of year for most, keeping up with your workouts should be a non-negotionable. It is 2% of your day and will help give you energy for the other 98%

simplify. You can’t do it all, no one can.  Let me repeat that.  YOU CAN’T DO IT ALL

set realistic goals. So you have a girls baking day planned.  Is it realistic for you to commit to not having one single cookie?  Of course not, but don’t let that fact give you license to eat a dozen.  Make a point to set a goal of only having one or two.  Moderation over Deprivation is key. Having a plan in place will help you not head off the deep end.

splurge wisely. So I leave for North Carolina in 9 days and there are a few things that I am looking forward to enjoying.  Cookout is one of them.  Make sure it is worth it. Think through the upcoming parties and get togethers and plan accordingly. I always make sure I don’t arrive hungry ~ I actually usually drink a Shakeology on the ride over!

stay positive. Even if you have a set back or a bad day don’t let that sabotage the rest of 2014.  Each morning is a new beginning, a blank slate.  It is what you make of it. Surround yourself with people that are going to help you stay accountable and positive!

I’ve just opened up my first challenge group of 2015. If you would like to join us for that accountability I mentioned above you should check it out! We are going to have fun while crushing 2015 and making it the best year ever! For  more information or to go ahead and reserve your spot (they are going to go fast) click here

5 Reasons Why PiYo is NOT right for you

1. You are entering a body building competition in the next month or two

2. Your motto is “no pain, no gain”

3. You love the same old same old workout routines

4. You love paying for a gym membership that you rarely use

5. You like to use tons of equipment when you workout

If you answered yes to any of the above statements PiYo is not the right workout for you. I hear Hanz and Franz are back in the personal training business. 🙂 If you didn’t check out this info-graphic on the top 10 Reasons why PiYo would be a great choice for you.

 

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My favorite part about PiYo?  Being able to be a part of a Challenge Group!  It’s where a group of us go through the program together and touch base daily in a private Facebook group. It’s a place where you can ask questions and get lots of great tips, even help with meal planning and recipes. After my round of PiYo I lost inches (especially in my legs and booty!) gained a ton of flexibility and strengthened my core enough to where I am made some significant progress on my handstands! My husband has seen a dramatic DECREASE in his back pain and hasn’t had to go the the chiropractor in months!

So what are you waiting for? Head over to my PiYo page for more information or head HERE to register for my next challenge group!

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Clean & Healthy Labor Day Picnic Recipes

cleanlabordayLabor Day Weekend is here and it is super important is to enjoy this wonderful holiday with your family and friends while not using it as an excuse to overindulge. Here are some tips to help you stay on track:

* Hydrate: drink plenty of water our bodies often mistake dehydration for hunger. {true story}

* Skip the chips: enjoy your favorite dips with veggies. You will consume a lot less sodium and fat.

* Leaf the bun: yes pun intended. Use a lettuce leaf as a bun instead of bread.

* Get sweaty: Burn some calories. Play pool or beach volleyball or any other game that gets your heart pumping.

* Bring the sweet treat or healthy dish: if you’re concerned it will be all junk food at the BBQ bring something healthy that can be your go to.

Here are some recipes that would be a great addition to you Labor Day Picnic:

1. Layered Fruit Salad

2. Tomato, Basil and Feta Salad

3. Marinated Grilled Veggie Skewers

4. Southwest Quinoa Salad

5. Watermelon Sticks

If you would like to know more information about the 21 Day Fix or to Join a Challenge Group click HERE

5 clean lunches – 10 minutes or less – 21 day fix approved

 

cleanlunchHere are some quick and easy lunches that are 21 Day Fix approved

1 Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

2 Colorful Quick Quinoa Grecian Salad (hold the olives)

3 Tomato and Cumber Salad (add apple cider vinegar for a kick!)

4 Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil (here is some info on how to make your own zucchini noodles)

5 Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberries and Pecans (make sure you use your containers for the pecans and the dressing)

Interested in more information on the 21 Day Fix or Joining a Challenge Group? Click HERE