How’s everyone’s 2013 going so far? How many of you have made New Year’s resolutions and already broken them? How many of you wanted to restart your fitness program and to get in shape this year? It’s really hard to do it on your own, and you need the help and support from a team of people. A team member, Jamie wrote me a couple weeks ago saying she had started and stopped Insanity several times and she also need help with her diet. I suggested that she join my thread on the message board for daily support and motivation, and to try Shakeology to help her with her diet and nutrition. She took my advice and is doing great! I’m sure this time she will succeed and meet her goals. If you need help, motivation, or support, then please contact me. Also a great way to get excited and motivated is by getting a new workout program. There are several new ones that have come out recently so please contact me for advice on which one is best for you and for ways to save money.
As for me, I’ll be finishing up my 90 day round of Body Beast this week! Then starting next week, my wife and I will be starting another Ultimate Reset 21 day cleanse. We both saw such amazing results after the first time we did Ultimate Reset, I’m excited to see what happens this time. To see my food journal and my results from my previous Ultimate Reset, check out my blog.
New TurboFire® Just $79.90!
Hot news in Turbo Town: By popular demand, Beach Body has streamlined the TurboFire Base Kit and it is now available for just $79.90. That’s a price-drop of about $40—and it’s permanent! The TurboFire Challenge Packs are now $180 (formerly $205). Take advantage of this new price and crank up the heat this winter with TurboFire!
What’s different about this new configuration?
The workouts included in this offer do NOT require any equipment. All you need is a good workout space, quality shoes, a towel and water!
What’s included in this TurboFire® configuration?
- 12 Smokin’ Hot Classes on 5 DVDs
- Fire Starter
- Low HIITs: Low HIIT 20 & Low HIIT 25
- Fire HIITs: Fire 30, Fire 40, Fire 45, Fire 55
- Extreme HIITs: HIIT 15, HIIT 20, HIIT 25
- Abs 10
- Stretch 10
- Quick Start Guide
- Fuel the Fire Nutrition Guide
- Class Schedule
- Instant Online Access to the first workout
- 24/7 Online Support
New, Better Tasting
We spoke, they listened!
Exciting news! Beach Body has just released its revised, better tasting Chocolate Shakeology Superfood formula! This revision was based on customer and coach feedback with a sampling of 2,500 people. The new formula is just better all around with improved taste, texture, smell and sweetness.
Did it really change that much, you may ask? I just did a blind taste test with my wife Amanda – she spotted the new formula right away! “This one smells sweeter,” she said, grabbing the new one out of my hand, “and that one smells like vitamins.”
Well, she’s right, but it doesn’t just taste and smell better — the new formula still contains 70+ superfoods, antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, prebiotics, and protein giving you the essential daily vitamins and minerals and nutrients your body needs.
If you want to order, please contact me for ways to save money, or you can order samples from my website.
Stock up on Pantry Staples
Excerpted from a Beach Body article By Jessica Girdwain
When time gets tight and your grumbling belly calls for dinner, you’re probably tempted to order take-out. Instead, stock your pantry with these healthy, waistline-friendly staples to back up the fresh fruits, veggies, and protein that make up most of your diet. You’ll be able to make many good-for-you meals and snacks in no time—just call it healthy fast food.
Canned beans. A quick way to sneak more fiber and protein and up the satisfaction factor of any meal. Choose low sodium options, or rinse well before use.
Raw almonds. Packed with good-for-you, satiating fats.
Dried fruit. Toss dried plums, apricots, cranberries, and raisins into oatmeal, rice pilafs, and atop salads for a dose of filling fiber and antioxidants. Dried varieties can boast four times the calories as fresh, so stick to a 1/4-cup serving. Make sure to avoid added sugar varieties.
Easy-to-cook grains. Precooked brown rice needs only a minute in the microwave; quinoa cooks in 15; bulgur and whole wheat couscous takes five, and whole-grain pastas are ready in eight minutes.
Nut butter. For the most wholesome option, look for almond, cashew, or peanut butter made with only nuts and maybe salt (added sugar and oil isn’t necessary for taste or texture). Stick to a one- or two-tablespoon serving to mind calories.
Spaghetti sauce. Bursting with disease-fighting lycopene and fat-fighting vitamin C, use tomato sauce in a pinch to simmer with chicken, top on pizza, and, of course, pour over whole-grain pasta. Look for no-sugar-added varieties.
Salsa. Spooned over fish, chicken, eggs, or steamed veggies, salsa is a less processed alternative to jarred pasta sauce that supplies a savory taste for few calories.
Extra-virgin olive oil. For cooking, or drizzle monounsaturated fatty acids–packed extra virgin olive oil on salad or veggies after they’re cooked to help your body absorb even more healthful antioxidants, advises a new study from Purdue University.
Reduced-sodium broth. Whether chicken, vegetable, or beef, broth adds loads of flavor for few calories. One tip: cut nearly 120 calories by sautéing veggies in two tablespoons of broth versus one tablespoon of oil.
Spices and hot sauce. Zest up dishes for zero calories.
Lentils. With fiber and protein, legumes digest slowly—so you’ll stay fuller, longer and won’t fall victim to blood sugar spikes and dips that drive hunger. Short on time? Buy precooked lentils to toss with salads, rice pilafs, and soups.
Sea salt. Packs trace minerals and a crunchier texture. Use just a sprinkle punch up the flavor of foods while still watching sodium intake.
If you’ve never heard of skinnytaste.com, you’re in for a treat for the palate, eyes and waistline. Author Gina Homolka develops and photographs each recipe, and includes nutrition information and clear directions. Here are her top 10 most popular recipes posted in 2012 Click the Skinny Taste picture to see the whole list. Bon appétit!
- Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks
- Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side
- Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole
- Skinny Green Monster Smoothie
- Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones
- Skinny Texas Cheese Fries
- Bangin’ Grilled Shrimp Skewers
- Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken
- Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas
The Sweaty Pictures contestants have sent in their best shots! Vote your pick for the best sweaty pic on the Team Engage Facebook page! The winner will receive 4 sample packs of Shakeology to help them cool off and recharge!