Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My Favorite Oatmeal Recipe!

As a busy mom- I am always trying to come up with new and creative ways to not only fuel my own body, but to get nutrients into my kids!! That can be hard when all they really want it cinnamon toast crunch cereal or toaster strudels! Who else feels my pain?!!
So I came up with this gem of a recipe that will make your taste buds and your kiddos taste buds dance!!! My girls actually asked for MORE! That is an accomplishment!!!
So here’s how I make it!
Grab a sauce pan- I use 1 yellow container (21 Day Fix containers) of water- which equals 1/2 cup.
Bring the water to a boil. 
Add 1/2 cup (yellow container) of dry old fashioned oats
Add 1/2 cup (1/2 purple container) frozen blueberries – I get mine from Sam’s Club
Add 1 tsp. peanut butter – let’s be real… I do a heaping tsp…. it’s just that good.
Cook on low for about 4 minutes.
Pour into a bowl and add 1/2 chopped banana (1 purple container)
Cinnamon to taste!
It’s SO EASY and SO GOOD!!! 

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Worlds BEST Taco Salad

I want to share this amazing recipe with you all! It is literally the best taco salad I have ever made and it is HEALTHY! Yes- no guilt, but the taste makes it feel like I’m totally cheating! What makes it even better- it is 100% 21 Day Fix APPROVED!!!

So- this is also kid tested and hubby approved! Can’t get much better than that!

1 Green Container (1 Cup) baby spinach or spring mix lettuce
1 Green Container (1 Cup) sliced peppers- I use baby sweet peppers and onions
1 blue container (about 1/4 cup) of avocado and mexican cheese
1 Red Container (3/4 cup) of ground turkey with taco seasoning
1 Yellow Container — I improved and guessed it would be about 8 blue corn organic chips
And I used hot sauce or salsa as the dressing!!!
SO MUCH FLAVOR!! And this is out of this world amazing!!!
Try it and let me know what you think!

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

What is the 21 Day Fix Extreme and is it right for me?

It was almost a year ago that Team Beachbody launched the 21 Day Fix. I will tell you that I was FIRST HAND a skeptic at this program. I am NOT one to tell anyone who needs to lose weight that you can do it in 21 days. Nada. So I stuck to my guns and I didn’t really promote it… AT FIRST! As I watched all of the coaches around me have their challengers/clients getting results I really started wondering HOW this was working so much… So I caved and bought it- tried it- OH MY GOSH! It was amazing! I was eating so much food (the RIGHT foods at the RIGHT times) and getting incredible results!!! Now- I TRULY BELIEVE that with this program and doing things the RIGHT way you can absolutely lose 5-15 pounds in 3 weeks the HEALTHY way and YES it does stay off as long as you continue with your healthy lifestyle!

So- I swallowed my pride and amped up this program! The workouts were 30 minutes- total body and you got these cute little color coded portion control containers with a guide that told you what foods to put in the containers. NO BRAINER!! It is now the #1 home fitness program and I am SO EXCITED to tell you all that we are now launching The 21 Day Fix EXTREME!! It is taking fitness to the next level! Autumn Calabrese knows what she is doing and it is gonna be HOT HOT HOT!


  And as an Elite Coach with Beachbody I get a sneak peek at this amazing program! I did the preview this morning and I CAN’T WAIT FOR IT!!!! I’m in love already! ANDDDD I’m so excited to announce that it’s coming February 2nd to anyone who has a Team Beachbody Coach (if you don’t have one, make me your coach please).

The goal with the 21 Day Fix Extreme is to create killer results, more muscle tone, definition, tightened up nutrition plan and advanced moves.  This worked is truly meant to get you shredded.  Autumn actually shares her competition meal plan with you to help you shred those pesky pounds that many of us hold on to.

Who should buy the program?

21 Day Fix EXTREME is ideal for those with a dramatic short-term weight
loss deadline–such as an upcoming vacation, photo shoot, or other big event.
It’s an excellent next step for 21 Day Fix graduates ready for a new challenge
or graduates of other extreme programs like P90X, Insanity, and FOCUS T25.Fix EXTREME is also great for those who don’t have much weight to lose,
but want to get shredded and see abs; those with a “no BS” attitude toward
workouts and nutrition; or anyone who doesn’t want to count calories, weigh
 their food, or follow complicated recipes.

I would not recommend the 21 Day Fix Extreme for a beginner.
This is an advanced program.  Autumn did talk about that when she was in
 Pittsburgh for our event last weekend.  So I want to make sure that you know
 to do the 21 day fix FIRST before moving to this program!

So what are the details?

  • The program is 21 days long!
  • You do 1 30 minute workout each day.
  • You do not need a lot of space to do this workout.  A 6 square foot area is all that you need.
  • What type of shoes do you need?  Cross Trainers or aerobic shoes are necessary.

The workouts include:  
Plyo Fix Extreme, Upper Fix Extreme, Lower Fix Extreme, 
Pilates Fix Extreme, Cardio Fix Extreme, Dirty 30 Fix Extreme  and 
Yoga Fix Extreme. 

There will be a bonus workout that you get for ordering through a coach plus 
there is also additional workouts that you can purchase also. 
Power strength extreme and ABC Extreme.

What comes with the 21 Day Fix Extreme

Autumn Calabrese

What are the workouts all about??

Plyo Fix Extreme 
An explosive lower-body workout that uses jumping and resistance to torch calories and sculpt
Upper Fix Extreme 
By alternating opposing muscle groups, this no-rest upper-body workout will shred the chest, back, 
shoulders, and arms. 
Pilates Fix Extreme 
Using a resistance band for every exercise, this intense mat workout works the entire body, placing 
emphasis on the core. 
Lower Fix Extreme 
Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves will get stronger, leaner, and more defined with 30 minutes
of challenging resistance work. 
Cardio Fix Extreme  Combining weighted cardio moves with traditional metabolic training intervals keeps the heart rate
Dirty 30 Extreme 
Using only seven compound moves focusing on multiple body parts at a time, this workout will burn
extra calories while defining muscles. Get down and dirty, and get it done. 
Yoga Fix Extreme  A fast-paced flow yoga class, combining strength, balance, flexibility, and power. 
Power Strength Extreme 
Based on functional movement patterns, these nine total-body exercises will change the way the 
body moves, increasing strength, endurance, and power.
ABC Extreme 
A 30-minute workout that targets common problem areas by pushing abs, butt, and cardio to 
the extreme.  It’ll get that competition body ready for the stage.
The Fix Challenge  Keep things interesting and burn off calories with this quick resistance workout!

Lets talk nutrition plan!

While the 21 day fix allowed for wine and chocolate the 21 Day fix extreme does
not.  It is 100% clean eating for these 21 days.  You do have the option to eat out at restaurants
but you still have to follow the nutritional guidelines laid out.  Just think about it this way!
You can do anything you put your mind to for 21 days.
I can say from previous experience with Insanity Max 30 that when I followed
the nutrition plan to the T I really got amazing results.  I feel like  I really do attribute a lot of
my progress to nutrition.  So make sure to take this part extremely serious.

You will get the 21 day fix portion controlled containers with your program

So do you want to be the first to get it??? 

21 Day Fix Extreme Results
21 Day Fix Extreme Results

Plus I am going to be hosting an EXCLUSIVE 21 Day Fix Extreme TEST Group where I will be mentoring
you through the program, teaching you how to navigate the nutrition plan, create a meal plan, prep,
give you snack ideas, recipes, and tips.  Plus you will get daily videos, motivation and accountability
right from me in a closed online group!!!  Our goal is to set realistic and achievable goals and to go
100% in for 21 days to achieve the very best results we can achieve!!! 

Does this sound like something you would like to do? 
 If so, complete the application below to be considered 
for a spot in my exclusive test group!!!!

The launch date is set for February 2nd.  If you complete the application
 I will give you the details of my group plus get you up to speed with
launch details, extra information and tips!  What are you waiting for??
 Summer isn’t that far away, imagine what you can accomplish in 21
days but really imagine the possibilities if you made this a lifestyle
change!  Ummm…. total transformation by June! It could really happen!
Let me help you make it a reality!!!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Free 7 Day Clean Eating Group

I just love the month of November! It is when the weather really starts to change, it is a whole month of gratefulness and counting our blessings and it is the month before CHRISTMAS! My favorite holiday!! I can’t wait for Thanksgiving and yes– all of the yummy food that will be made on that day. I decided today that I want to give back. I decided that I want to give you guys a little glimpse into my ‘clean eating lifestyle’ to show you that it is really an awesome way to eat! And yes- we will be eating a lot of ‘clean’ foods for Thanksgiving and I have fooled many family member/friends. Nothing ‘tastes’ healthy 😉 But it is!

So- tis the season! I am running a FREE 7 day free clean eating group because this is the #1 thing that my clients struggle with! It was the #1 thing that I struggled with! So, it’s time to share the wealth in this 7 day trial! I will share the basics and show you how easy it is to really get the ball rolling!!

Clean eating has helped my family and myself in so many ways! We are in much better health, duh 😉 Our moods are better, our bodies are properly nourished, we don’t crave sweets often, we aren’t tired all the time and the list goes on. We do not diet. Ewh. Hate that word! This is a lifestyle and it is real! We have an 80/20 standard! 80% of the time we are clean eating and the other 20% we eat whatever the heck we want! It’s great!

I will tell you- it took me three weeks to really stay on track. I did NOT like oatmeal or brussel sprouts or asparagus… ewh. I was not a happy camper! BUT- I just committed to giving it three weeks. I could do anything for three weeks. I was TIRED of feeling sick and tired!! So, I went all in. That was two years ago and I haven’t looked back. I gagged down my oatmeal for the first week and then I actually started to like it. Then I started to CRAVE it.. Same for the veggies. I adjusted and it has been the best decision ever!

It was definitely hard to lose the poptart and soda addiction! I got headaches- bad!! BUT they only lasted about 3-4 days and then it was like I pulled my head out of the clouds!!! It was a little difficult to get the kids on board.. they were 3 and 5 at the time.. BUT– we did the whole 3 week plan and listened to the tantrums at meal time every night.. and then– miraculously around week 3– our oldest ASKED FOR BRUSSEL SPROUTS. AHHHHHH!!! That was an awesome feeling! 
It took time. Time to adjust. Time to find good recipes. Time to kick most of the bad habits. But it was just a journey where we committed to never giving up. 

If you are serious about learning how to eat clean get the book:  “EAT CLEAN RECHARGED” by Tosca Reno.  It completely changed the way I looked at food!

So if I can help the process along by giving you a 7 day meal plan, daily accountability, motivation and support then I am all for it!  

What are the requirements?

1.  You must make me your official Beachbody Coach by going to my site and creating a free profile.  This way I can send you recipes, meal plans and monthly motivation and tips to keep you on track with your lifestyle.

2.  You must participate for the next 7 days in our online closed facebook group each day!  

3.  Commit to checking in 1x per day, rating your day and charting your progress.

4.  Invite 2 friends to join!  Why not bring a few friends along for the ride! There is nothing better than having an accountability partner in the next 7 days!!!!  You are more likely to stick with it if you have someone by your side.

What do you get for joining? 

1.  You get a free 7 day meal plan.
2.  A grocery list.
3. A place to check in daily, ask questions, get support and motivation.
4.  Daily tips that have worked for me.
5.  Strategies to handle emotional eating and temptations.

Are you ready to get started?  We will begin the group on Monday November 10th so please reserve your spot today!

>>>>>Email me at or send me a message on my like page at to get enrolled in the free group!

*Note-  This is for new and existing customers.  If you are already a coach or have a coach you are working with please contact your coach for details on their next group!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

My Meal Plan and Weekly Game Plan

Okay- so let’s be real. I’ve been off my game lately. It happens! I haven’t fallen off the wagon or anything, but my meal planning hasn’t been happening and I’ve been going long stretches without eating and then… let’s just say that I become a carb monster and want it all.
So today- it’s GAME ON for this girl. I’m getting STOKED for the new release of Insanity Max 30 happening in December– so to get prepped and ready– I’m taking on 4 weeks of T25 beta/gamma hybrid! And i’m doing the 21 Day Fix meal planning (can you tell by the color coordinated meal plan?)!!
So- here is my game plan. 
I did my meal plan today. I am going grocery shopping this afternoon. When I get home it’s MEAL PREP TIME!!
So- I will precook about 7 pounds of chicken for salads throughout the week (or perhaps I will buy precooked rotisserie chickens to just pull apart and toss on the salad– either way– it will be great protein!!
I soak all of my fruits and veggies in a sink full of luke warm water with 1 cup white vinegar in it for 30 minutes. It takes off any dirt, grime, grossness that is on our fresh produce! Works awesome!

I will cut up veggies and fruits for the week too. I find that they veggies last all week, but for the berries I cut them up every 3 days to keep them from going bad. 
I pre portion my almonds and I put my greek yogurt into containers too! I love tupperware! I have it pouring out of my cabinets, but it works for us! So MUCH EASIER to know that I just open up my fridge and grab out the planned meal/snack!
Then– for dinners I will literally put together as much of it as I can. 
I will pre make the meatloaf and stick it in a pan and put it in the fridge to cook tomorrow. I will put foil on my sweet potatoes so all I have to do is pop them in the oven tomorrow when the meatloaf cooks. 
I will also put together my zucchini lasagna AND bake it today. It will stay good up to 3-4 days and it actually tastes BETTER the longer it sits together after it cooks! 
I will put all of the ingredients together for my chicken tacos in a ziplock bag and freeze it. The come Thursday I will grab it from the freezer and stick it in the crockpot to cook all day. PERFECT MEAL. 
I will do the same for my chili. I’m putting it all together, putting it in a tupperware container and freezing it until SATURDAY when I will cook it down and eat it on Sunday. 
Chicken cheesesteak- I will cut up all of my chicken, peppers and onions today and freeze it until Saturday. That meal takes less than 30 minutes to make- so it will be easy to toss them in a pan together and let it cook down on Saturday night!
PHEW! I think that’s it! 
Seriously though- PLANNING WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED! I don’t love to take 3 hours out of one day to plan and prep– but I tell you what. It saves me over 10 hours during the week!! So it is WORTH IT!! 
Grab a girlfriend and a glass of wine and do it together!! Make it fun!!
I will also keep you guys posted on my workouts this week!! Today I did Beta Speed 2.0! It was AWESOME!! Love the sweat!! 

Let’s start NOW! Do not wait until the New Year!! Take charge and go all in! I’m here to help! If you need help meal planning, workouts, clean eating– contact me today!

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