Friday, April 25, 2014

21 Day Fix – An update and an invite

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So the group and I are on day 5 of the 21 Day fix from Beachbody.

I’m not sure when an update is appropriate but I figured what the heck – go for it.

  1. This is not a diet! That word does not exist in my world. This is a lifestyle change!
  2. I eat ALL the time!
  3. I work out everyday!
  4. I eat ALL the time! ok that’s a repeat – but its true!
  5. I am loving the workout routine. Out the gate it’s a ring dinger but if you keep at it and don’t give up because you are sore, by Friday though you are feeling a-ok. Or at least I am and lets just say that Tuesday was T-O-U-G-H! I didn’t even want to look at a workout much less DO one! But you know what, I did it! When I was done I felt amazing because I pushed through!
  6. The nutrients in Shakeology is keeping me feeling good!
  7. This plan is an option anyone can do. Honestly. 30 minute workouts and there is a modifier person on each one. If you feel like you cannot handle the level of the trainer, just do the modified moves. Food intake levels for different weight groups.
  8. As a new beachbody coach, just the response from my participants alone is overwhelming. The smile on their faces is more than enough to push me to push play.

I know I’ve slacked on the food recipes and this has kinda taken over my blog at the moment but I just can’t stop talking about it. I gave a pre-warning!

The recipes I’ve added to my meal plan are many that I’ve already posted before with a few adjustments (not many though). Maybe I will just share the meal plan with y’all next week!

If you are wanting to do something different, tired of trying the next new thing email me at skay77@beachbodycoach.com or at skinnyonadime@yahoo.com either way contact me! I am here to help, to motivate and to help you on your fitness journey. Click on any of the links in this post (except the email links) to go straight to my beach body coach page to sign up! It’s FREE!

You are not alone! There are so many inspiring people on the same journey, with a similar story. I am one of them! Yeah, your girl was slipping but I caught myself when I was introduced to the Beachbody community! They are an amazing group of individuals that are focused on the same goals as me ~ to be healthy, happy, fit and free!

Have an awesome Friday night and make it an even better weekend!

See y’all Monday with an update! (and maybe some photos??)

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shakeology–what it does for me

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Seriously People – I love this stuff!

In one week and half of another I can feel the difference.

I can see a difference.

I found myself awake this morning before the alarm went off.

Last week there were at least two days I wasn’t exhausted at 10 pm.

Now if you know me – I’m a busy lady. I love my sleep. It is very precious to me. I don’t get much and when I do, I sleep to the last possible second.

So in just a short time here is what I’ve noticed by drinking Shakeology everyday:

  1. I feel rested. (and this is HUGE for me) If I get nothing else this is enough.
  2. I feel energized even when I know I’m tired. I don’t feel beat down.
  3. I feel light and fresh (if that makes sense).
  4. I don’t look for that mini size Twix in my drawer at work. Curbs my sweet tooth – errr teeth.
  5. I already liked veggies and fruits but I seem to want more of the stuff than normal.
  6. I know I’m doing something healthy for my body so I make sure the rest of my choices are good ones too!

I’m positive this list will continue to grow but if this is how I feel in just 1 1/2 weeks, I can only imagine in a few months!

I was hesitant trust me. I probably had the same thoughts as you. A shake for a meal  - nah I’m good. I eat right (most days). I’m not really a liquid meal kinda girl. I like potatoes for goodness sake! I’m a southern girl. We love our starches.

I mean come on really, can a shake offer me that much more than just a meal replacer – uh ya.

I challenge you to give your body the opportunity to be at the best it can be!

Click on the link below to order your own flavor – They have Chocolate, Chocolate Vegan for you Vegan folks, Strawberry, Tropical Strawberry, Green berry and my personal favorite, Vanilla!

www.beachbodycoach.com/saraslims

I told y’all I have a new obsession. And this is a good one Smile 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Day 1–21 Day fix

Today is the official first day of my 21 day fix challenge! Me and the girls are super surprised at the amount of food we have to eat throughout the day! I personally know the benefits of eating 5-6 times a day! I am walking, talking proof of that.

21 Day fix – I think I’m gonna like you!

Workouts will come this evening. I’m a nighty~not a morning person at all!

There is something else to this though – something more. I don’t generally promote a product unless I personally LOVE it. I have to say Shakeology – you proved me W-R-O-N-G! In just one week, one week ladies and gentlemen, I’ve gone from a non-believer to everyone in my house wanting their own bag!

I know many may make their own shakes or smoothies but honey – you gotta at least give this a try. Love it because its good, but love it even more for the benefits! It is so much more that a meal replacement – Shhhhhh don’t hurt its feelings. No no – lets call it a super meal because that’s what it is!

Please inform yourself of the benefits right here >>>

The 21 day fix is bound to produce results for everyone. If you need help let me know! I’m here!

Get your own fix today! Click here >>>>> 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack

See y’all tomorrow with a workout update!

Happy Monday

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I have a new obsession ~ and so will you! Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix ~ Get your fix now!

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I don’t usually have obsessions that don’t include shoes (well I guess this one kinda does). I haven’t even tried this yet but I am over the top excited to get this thing crankin!

This is a combination of what I’ve done for years that originally helped me loose weight and what helped me keep it off AND amazing work out DVD’s that are only 30 minutes long! It is all planned out for you – there is no guess work at all.

If you’ve been struggling with trying to find the right combination of working out and eating right and have a hard time figuring out what to eat and how much to eat – I have a feeling that YOU need this program too!

WATCH THIS VIDEO!

Most people I come across don’t have a clue of what is considered healthy. I can personally attest to the food subject. I was amazed to originally discover what I can and cannot eat to maintain a healthy weight.

As far as the workouts go - I am an over extended busy person at the moment and but I will just have to find the time even if I workout sleep walking lol. The results from this have been like nothing I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen a LOT).

I will be tracking my progress through the whole 21 days when I start. I will see my results just like you will. I don’t know what they will be but I think that if I am truly honest with myself and follow the plans and workouts – I’m gonna be overly impressed. That usually doesn't happen with me and working out.

This is not a diet. This is not a happen over night workout plan either. If you really want to see results you have to do it EVERYDAY.

  • Change the way you think of food.
  • Change the way you think of yourself
  • Change the way you think of working out

You can do this with me too! Click on this link --------> 21 DAY FIX and order your own FIX! I am not kidding when I say this is trending everywhere and trending isn’t even the right word because its not a fad, its not temporary. Instagram ~ 94,246 current hashtags, Twitter and Facebook don’t give a count but look it up for yourself!

The results are permanent as long as you keep working hard and eating right. Who doesn’t want to look and feel great all the time! Anyone can do this! ANYONE! with a desire to be their best! Your results are just that YOURS!!!! You did this and in the end it will feel so amazing when you look back from where you started.

I can attest to these great feelings because I’ve come from a place of depression about weight. I need to move to the next level and I want you do to it with me.

I am passionate about helping and motivating. I am passionate about working at full capacity. I am passionate about challenges and success!

Take the leap with me.

Take the journey with me.

I will see you at the finish line!

Contact me if you have questions about the 21 day fix at skinnyonadime@yahoo.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Banana (strawberry) Breakfast smoothie

Banana Breakfast Shake Recipe 1/2 cup nonfat milk 3/4 cup low fat yogurt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 medium bananas

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I don’t know where this photo is from. It’s not mine.

I just thought I’d borrow it for a bit. It was dark in my house this morning at 4am so a good photo shot was not an option….

I found this recipe on pinterest (win) and thought ~ ya know I kinda want to try this whole smoothies for breakfast thing since I’m about to embark on a different kind of challenge soon. I also wanted to test the time it would take to make this little concoction as opposed to my normal cereal prep. Not bad, not bad at all. It was just under 5 minutes. I do have to admit though, I’m not a liquid meal kinda girl so the last two swallows were a bit rough (sorry for the explicits).

Trying to find options for a smoothie is a mind numbing endless list of options. I don’t have lots of time in the morning (by choice – I’m a snoozer) and I looked for things that a. I always, always have at home and b. would take the same amount of time my normal routine does.

In the end I found a win! One smoothie option gets a gold star for me!

Here is the easy peazy recipe for yourself.

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You will need:

  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1/2 cup of skim or 1% milk
  • 8 oz low fat strawberry banana yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Pour your milk in the blinder.
  2. Add your yogurt, bananas and vanilla extract.
  3. Blend until smooth.

The only other thing I might add next time is ice just because I would like it to be colder. Other than that, this was so easy and so simple. Not 50 ingredients, not time consuming and was healthy and I didn’t have to add any sugar source at all.

Try it if you are on the same journey I am – You just might like it.

Tootles and Noodles

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Strawberry Banana French Toast Casserole

For starters – I had no idea how this would turn out. I was just hungry, had day old bread (the good kind from the bakery that I refused to throw away), strawberries and bananas.

It was early, I had a lot to do and I needed to feed teenagers fast! Along comes Pinterest and my food supply and BAM – this happened!

Strawberry Banana French Toast Casserole. It is a combination of a few with my own ingredients. You could really play this up any way with any fruit or toppings you like.

It was crisp on top and moist in the middle. Perfect combination.

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Things you will need:

  • 2 bananas
  • 6 - 8 fresh strawberries (depending on size)
  • 1 medium size loaf of day old bakery Italian or French bread
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups of milk (I use either 1% or skim and it works fine)
  • 6 TBSP of sugar
  • 2TSP of cinnamon
  • 1 TSP of Vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP of salted butter
  • Syrup (optional)
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Cut up your bread into cubes and put them in the baking dish.
  4. Slice up your bananas and strawberries and set to the side.
  5. Whisk together the milk, eggs, 1 tsp of the cinnamon, vanilla extract and 2 TBSP of sugar.
  6. Pour the mixture on top of the bread cubes in the baking dish, letting this sit and blend together as you finish the rest of the ingredients and the oven continues to warm up.
  7. Cut the butter into small pieces and place it on top of the bread.
  8. Mix the remaining cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle it on top of the bread mixture evenly.
  9. Top off with your banana and strawberry slices.
  10. Bake in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes uncovered or until the top is golden brown.
  11. Top with syrup and powdered sugar if you wish!

Hello Breakfast and woohoo its almost Friday!

Have a Great weekend guys!