2014 was an amazing year for me and December ended with a bang! In December I had the major announcement that you may have seen on Facebook, it was that I decided to leave my IT corporate career after 22 years in order to become a full time Beachbody coach! This was a huge step for me to leave the security of the corporate world but at the same time I have to follow my passion. Thankfully Beachbody is already paying me a lot more than I was making at my IT job, and now I have the freedom to work on my dream business full time! I’m so proud of my team of 1300 coaches who are working so hard to help change peoples’ lives and also fulfilling their own financial goals at the same time. This year I’m looking to grow my team significantly now that I have more time to focus on training and mentoring new coaches so if you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible. I have new coach training sessions opening up in January.
Secondly, as you probably know I was selected to be a member of the Insanity Max:30 test group and I’ve now completed the entire 60 day program. It was an amazing experience being a member of Shaun T’s private Facebook Test group along with about 20 other top coaches. It was very challenging and you have to give 100% but I was amazed at how fast the results came for me and every member of the test group. In just 8 weeks I lost 14 pounds, 15.5 total inches which included 4 inches from my waist! The diet plan is amazing and simple. It uses containers and portion control, but has complete flexibility in what you can eat every day. If you would like to see my final results and apply to be in my January 12th test group, please check out the link below.
Alternatively if you would prefer a different workout program like the 21 Day Fix which is on sale this month you can still join my exclusive test group on Facebook, just please contact me if you are interested. Spots are limited.
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UNDERSTANDING FOOD NUTRITION LABELS by the American Heart Association
Learning how to read and understand food labels can help you make healthier choices.
Here are some tips for making the most of the information on the Nutrition Facts label:
1 – Start with the serving information at the top of the label.
This will tell you the size of a single serving and the total number of servings per container (package).
2 – Next, check total calories per serving.
Pay attention to the calories per serving and how many servings you’re really consuming if you eat the whole package. If you double the servings you eat, you double the calories and nutrients.
The next section of information on a nutrition label is about the amounts of specific nutrients in the product.
3 – Limit these nutrients.
AHA recommends limiting these nutrients: Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, no more than 16 grams of saturated fat, as little trans fat as possible, and no more than 1,500 mg of sodium.
4 – Get enough of these nutrients.
Make sure you get enough of beneficial nutrients such as: dietary fiber, protein, calcium, iron, vitamins and other nutrients you need every day.
5 – Quick guide to % Daily Value.
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you the percentage of each nutrient in a single serving, in terms of the daily recommended amount. As a guide, if you want to consume less of a nutrient (such as saturated fat or sodium), choose foods with a lower % DV — 5 percent or less. If you want to consume more of a nutrient (such as fiber), seek foods with a higher % DV — 20 percent or more.
Thai-Veggie Salad by Shape Magazine
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
3 cups snow peas, thinly sliced
3 carrots, thinly sliced or shredded
1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced or shredded
1/4 red cabbage, thinly sliced or shredded
1/2 English cucumber, cut into strips
1 cup dried mango, thinly sliced
2/3 cup peanuts, chopped (plus extra for garnish)
3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (plus extra for garnish)
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
1/2 cup seasoned rice-wine vinegar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1. Make the salad: Toss all the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Make the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together until the dressing is smooth in texture. (You can also use a mini food processor or an immersion blender to mix the dressing. If so, you don’t have to chop the garlic or ginger.)
3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. To serve, pile a helping of salad onto a plate and top generously with more cilantro and peanuts. The salad gets better as it sits and will keep for up to three days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Shakeology Success Story
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For the best taste experience, use a blender and add ice. The more ice, the thicker it gets. Feel free to use any kind of milk or milk substitute (almond, rice, or coconut milk)—the more milk, the creamier it gets! Enjoy!