Monday, March 25, 2019

Transformation with support


They say a family that prays together, stays together. I believe the same goes for couples. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍❤️‍๐Ÿ‘จ

A couple that gets healthy together stays healthy together. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ We transformed together and have stayed transformed together.

When Levi and I first met in 1998, he was the fittest he had been since after college and I was getting more fit post-college as well. ๐Ÿ‘

During our dating year, it was mostly eating at restaurants. Well actually it mostly consisted of eating. Both of us love to cook and I feel we are both very good cooks. ๐Ÿ˜‚

At times we also felt we were eating healthy, like chicken and rice, right!?. We even joined the YMCA and worked out. ๐Ÿ‹️

As our wedding approached in 2000, I personally went on a low calorie diet and worked out for 3 months to lose the weight I wanted to get in the dress I wanted. Everything worked, I got to the size I wanted, wore the dress I wanted, and loved the results for my goal at the time. ๐Ÿ‘ฐ

The first year of our marriage we had decided to gut and physically remodel the entire house including new wiring and plumbing personally. We lived in one room which confined us to a microwave only for 'cooking'. So for an entire year, we ate out or ate microwave dinners the cheap ones too! ⬇️

You can see in the first photo labeled 2000 the physical result of those behaviors. Please know we're fat and happy! ๐Ÿ˜

In 2001, when we were still remodeling our home, I ended up with an emergency gallbladder surgery after having dinner at the "Country Kitchen". surprisingly after the surgery I wasn't given any instructions on changing how I ate. ๐Ÿ˜ท

I remember very well in February 2002, I had just finished a half gallon ice cream and immediately after, looked at my husband, and said what do we do? I knew immediately I needed to change how I ate. ๐Ÿ›

We embarked on a very strict low-carb diet and within six months I had lost 40 pounds, he had lost 70 lbs. It wasn't planned but we happened to look really good for my sister's wedding. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Then in 2004 when we were pregnant with our first, I was wonderfully keeping off 30 of the 40 lb I had lost. This was a huge victory for me. But I was very nauseous eating that lifestyle. I immediately added carbs back, of course the unhealthy carbs, and gained not only pregnancy weight but extra weight. ⚖️

So from 2004 until 2011 with pregnancies, living between two countries, and a variety of other busy lifestyle choices, my health, food, exercise was not a priority. 

In 2011 at the end, but basically 2012, I again knew I needed to change my eating and my husband did it with me. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

In 2013, within 18 months, each of us had lost 100 pounds each. ๐Ÿ†

This was in food changes ONLY and continuing to eat three meals a day. We had just greatly changed our quality, quantity, and our frequency of food. My research had me following an amazing nutritionist and her suggested eating protocol At the end of the day it was eating real food, and sticking to more plants. ๐ŸŒฑ

***NOTE: The food changes wasn't for a goal to lose weight this last time... it was actually mainly to improve my health because I have a wonderful husband and four amazing kids to live with and enjoy life with abundantly daily!

I had realized that it's my personal responsibility to take control of my health and with the knowledge gained, I knew better. sure there are genetics and some obstacles that are in our way but I fully believe and have personally experienced great changes and positive results of finding the right ingredients that heal and improve your body.

Now... living my days as best as I can, maintaining as best as I can within my resources. It is with joy to feel victorious all these years later. I have never done that before. ๐ŸŽ‰

Today, I reflect on transformation Tuesday to smile and be glad that my husband has supported and been very much part of this journey in life, through sickness and in health. Truly being two that become one.

We are far from being perfect in eating right, but we are definitely better than where we were. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ#happilymarried

Monday, March 18, 2019

Celebrate with me!

Celebrate with me! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Needed a solution

After embarking on my own health journey in 2012, I needed a way to maintain after reaching my goals (getting off BP meds and eliminating PCOS, IBS, Candida symptoms) because rebounding is all too common in my own personal history. I know me! ๐Ÿ˜‚

She did it!

A friend of mine was also getting healthy and losing weight, about the same amount in fact, but she lost more inches, and had a larger support network. It was just me. The difference was that she had joined Team Beachbody. Before I knew it, I was watching her make side money and eventually income. She worked hard for both: health and wealth. ๐Ÿ‘

My first impression

Oh how, I loathed the name Beachbody. Oh how I was not interested in any MLM shenanigans. Why pay a fee?! Oh how I wasn't totally sold on their shakes either as I scrutinized every ingredient. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Plant-based! Game changer!
No whey! Somehow, someway I came across the fact that they had a different Shake formula that was plant-based. This is what I had been doing, the secret of My Health success for the previous two years at this time, eating more plants! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ

But it's EXPENSIVE! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Having a coach account does two things:
1) I get 25% off, and
2) It has the opportunity for commissions.
So why pay full price and what better than to have friends and loved ones get healthy with you. Each customer would bring the price of my shakes down! Three makes it free! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

Decide. Commit. Succeed.

Knowing I could get a serious discount, join an amazing community, and have potential income, it was a no-brainer to join. After getting a personal gift from a friend that told me that I must buy something for myself (don't use it for anything else), I bought my first challenge pack with a coach account. ๐Ÿ“‹
In March 2015, I started working on me adding Fitness to my health journey with the 21 Day Fix with Portion Containers. Then extending the opportunity to help others start, restart, or continue their own personal journey to their goal. ๐Ÿง˜

Where am I now?

It is a joy to shout from the rooftops how successful I feel since joining the team. ๐Ÿ™Œ
Success isn't just in dollars. Although I have had some come in to help me with my own shake purchases, our family groceries, and paying some bills, the best wealth gained from this has been the community and changing things up to keep the lifestyle. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ
They are always there for me when I'm on point or off point. The workshops have helped improve me in feeling and being a better version of me. Also I'm feeling like a better wife, mom, and friend. I'm better in taking control of life and living rather than being/feeling like stuff is happening "to me" and making things happen "for me". ✌️

You can too! ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

So as I have many times in the past but have definitely backed off because I didn't want to be one of "those people", the opportunity is here for you to be a healthier version of you! You can have full access to workout programs for just a little over $8 a month on demand, tv or mobile device! The shakes are around 3 to $4 a day. Very economical Health Solutions. ๐Ÿ’š
The coach account is available for you to have the discount!! You are never obligated to work the account for business and even with the fee you're saving money every month. But if you are driven and determined, you can definitely work your coach account and be in control of your potential income. ๐Ÿ’ต
Whatever you choose, I would love to support you. private message me and I will not force you to be in any group if you don't want to be. Again I encourage you to be in control!!! ⚙️

I love being a Team Beachbody Coach!! ๐Ÿ’™

And if you didn't know, now you do. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Let me coach you on the resources, not paying full price, and support you throughout your journey. Your choice, Your control! ☝️
Disclaimer: the potential income mentioned, it is based on effort, work, and not guaranteed.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Eating right, this is NOT a Fad Diet!

Ultimate Portion Fix

Ultimate Portion Fix Easy Family-Friendly

Meal Planning

21 Day Fix was my first Team Beachbody program. I bought the challenge pack and opted for becoming a coach to get the 25% discount on every future purchase! Yassss!!! Sure the coach-account can help you make money but I need to work on me first!
The workouts rocked and so did the PORTION Containers!!!!! Re-learn your food groups and what a real portion is for our body!

----------------------------------------- WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PORTION FIX SYSTEM?

If you are NEW to the Portion Control containers, let me break it down for you.
Each color-coded container represents a specific food group
  • Red = Protein
  • Yellow = Healthy Carbs
  • Green = Veggies
  • Purple = Fruit
  • Blue = Healthy Fat
  • Orange = Seeds & Dressings
You’ll also need a teaspoon (not provided) for your healthy oils and nut butter.
Each color-coded container also represents a portion size.
They give you a visual on what a correct portion should look like on your plate.
Every program specifies how much of each container to eat. Every fitness plan has an accompanying nutritional guide which advises you on how many of each color container you should eat daily. This number depends on the program you’re following, your calorie zone, and fitness goals.
And NO you cannot fill your containers with just anything. The goal is to educate you on what’s clean and what’s not. So, you will be following a list of approved ingredients. If it’s on the list, go for it. If it’s not on the list, then more than likely it’s a NO NO! But there are always exceptions, so if you’re not sure, just ask me!

I love the structure this system provides! I love how straight forward it is. This system has truly helped me remain consistent and satisfied with my nutrition for years now!
Even though the container system works like a charm, an overhaul is now released with the Ultimate Portion Fix (UPF)!

The Ultimate Portion Fix Explained in 60 Seconds

Autumn Calabrese has compiled 5 years of feedback, experience, and even complaints by talking with customers about their challenges, helping them use the meal plan effectively to get the best possible results.

Let’s face it; nutrition will never be one size fits all. That’s why Autumn is so committed to investing in herself and her knowledge of nutrition. Autumn even became a Certified Holistic Coach to bring more value, depth, and diversity to the program! Lucky us — and she’s taking all that new knowledge and wrapping it up into this brand new premium nutritional program!
More knowledge means power and greater results for YOU and ME!


Why Should You Try The Ultimate Portion Fix?

THIS IS NOT A DIET – it’s a lifestyle upgrade!

It is a stand-alone nutrition program that can be used with any Beachbody program OR gym workout. Maybe you aren’t interested in home workouts and prefer CrossFit or running.

This nutrition program can help you reach your goals and enhance your performance. This learning experience is designed for EVERYONE (and you’ll see why below). The plan will teach you how to eat better, not just provide a bunch of rules. In the end, your mindset and perspective towards food are going to change.

The goal is to build a healthy relationship with food making it a sustainable plan that will keep you wanting to eat healthy long-term. YES!!
First, let’s talk sugar…It’s no secret that sugar addiction is a huge problem and that’s why UPF is laser-focused on helping you crush that addiction. You’ll learn why sugar is so addictive and strategies on how to break the habit.

It’s something the whole family will benefit from. Finally, a nutritional system that is designed for the entire family! I’m sure you’re tired of the complaints and cooking several meals every night. With UPF, there’s a big emphasis on children and how to get them to eat healthy, too! Don’t forget, Autumn is a mom and she’s had to face the same challenges we all have — like the “I want pizza” argument, and she’s got strategies to help you WIN with the family!
You are now able to create your own custom meal plan.
You’ll learn how to create your own meal plans based on your specific goals and dietary restrictions, like paleo, vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free!

What’s included with the program?

  • 30 New Videos. There will be no guessing here. These videos explain everything from how to use the containers to the main principles of the plan.
  • Fixate Volume 2 Cookbook: Including 102 brand new delicious healthy recipes.
  • Lunch Ideas for Kids: I LOVE that this is for the whole family! This PDF contains 75 healthy options for kids’ lunches to help them eat a balanced diet.
  • Nutrition + App Tracking: You’ll have access to Beachbody’s nutrition app which allows you to track your container consumption, water intake, weight, and so much more right from your smartphone!
  • Portion Fix Containers: You can’t do this program without them!
  • Beachbody Insulated Tote Bag (included with certain packages): Which comes with containers, ice packs, and lots of storage to help you eat healthy on the go!
Plus, a chance to workout LIVE with Autumn! Okay, unfortunately, “live” doesn’t mean “live and in person,” but this is pretty awesome, too! Autumn will be reshooting 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme and you can stream it LIVE and workout with Autumn and the cast as they film the new workouts! You really feel like you’re part of the process.

How can you get in on the LIVE workouts? All you have to do is invest in yourself and purchase the Ultimate Portion Fix when it launches March 18th (March 4th for Coaches) and you’ll receive an EXCLUSIVE invitation to join.

But your order HAS to be before April 1st for this awesome opportunity!

How much does the Ultimate Portion Fix cost?
At this point, you might be wondering what the prices are. I’m going to share all the package options and pricing below. These prices are the promo prices that will be in effect from March 4th to May 31st, 2019. These prices do not reflect the coach discount if you are a discount coach.

Ultimate Portion Fix Kit

Ultimate Portion Fix Kit
 Cost: $109 (Promo Pricing)
• 30+ Step-by-Step Videos
• Workbook
• Daily Logbook
• Set of 7 Portion-Control Containers
• FIXATE Vol. 2 Cookbook
• FIXATE Cooking Show
• 75 Healthy Lunch Ideas For Kids (Digital PDF)
• Access to nutrition tracking and the Ultimate Portion Fix program
through the Beachbody app
•  FREE BONUS! 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix EXTREME workouts shot in real
time (starting 4/1/19).

Ultimate Portion Fix + Shakeology Challenge Pack

Ultimate Portion Fix + Shakeology Challenge Pack
Cost: $160 (Promo Pricing)
• Everything included in Ultimate Portion Fix Kit
• First 30-day supply of Shakeology®
• Shakeology Shaker Cup

Ultimate Portion Fix + Shakeology + Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack (SUGGESTED)!
Ultimate Portion Fix + Shakeology + Beachbody on Demand Challenge Pack
Cost: $245 (Promo Pricing)
• All of the above, PLUS:
• Beachbody Insulated Tote Bag with 2 ice packs and 2 partitioned containers
• Streaming access to Beachbody On Demand for 12 months with access to hundreds of fitness programs. This is like “Netflix” for exercise.
Ultimate Portion Fix + Performance Line + Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack
Cost: $245 (Promo Pricing)
Ultimate Portion Fix + Beachbody on Demand + Performance Line
 • Everything included in Ultimate Portion Fix Kit
• 1 Tub or 32 Stick Packs of Beachbody Performance® Energize
• 1 Tub of Beachbody Performance Recover
• Performance Shaker Cup
• Beachbody Insulated Tote Bag with 2 ice packs and 2 partitioned containers
• Streaming access to Beachbody On Demand for 12 months.


CREDIT: Christie Markfeld

Monday, March 4, 2019

Try out the 2B Mindset program!

In the 2B Mindest Program (Learning to eat better for you)...
It's to Focus on how to improve and change your mindset, environment, and behavior around food!

I so love this PROGRAM! 

I am working on my FOOD ISSUES one day at a time.


  • Anyone who wants to lose 5 to 100 lbs. or more, without depriving themselves
  • Almost everyone who wants a better relationship with food
  • People who have failed with other diets in the past
  • Those who can’t exercise but still wish to slim down
  • Those who exercise but still aren’t getting the results they want
  • Any person who frequently eats according to mood or emotional impulse
  • Men and women who simply want to maintain their weight
  • Anyone following a special dietary lifestyle (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, etc.)
  • Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant. There’s a section in the program for pregnant women that includes modifications. But, of course, anyone who is considering using the 2B Mindset program should consult their physician first, especially if they are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you’re speaking with someone who has any unique or special medical needs or conditions, such as food allergies, dietary restrictions, or issues with blood sugar regulation, always recommend they check with their doctor first before starting the program

Monday, February 25, 2019

Bummed No One said Yes to their health...

Ok I know many people WANT Health but they don't want to do the work or even homework or even work out to get the results they desire!

The desire to change needs to be greater than the desires to stay where they are... typically in a path of destruction.

In Feb I asked and asked people and they would get close to yes and then back out. I will never understand this.


I have asked and will keep asking people to join me or to have me help guide them to their goals!