Thursday, January 28, 2016

30 Day HAMMER & CHISEL Results!

I am so proud to announce my husband and I have SUCCESSFULLY hit the halfway mark of Beachbody's new Hammer & Chisel program!!!

Unlike previous programs we have completed we jumped into this totally COMMITTED to the 21 Day Fix color coded nutrition system.

And, man!, no looking back!  Armed with my FIXATE cookbook my husband I decided on Dec 28th we were going ALL IN.  We wanted to see what 100% commitment looked like on us.

[[ spoiler alert--- it looks GOOD!! :) :) ]]

I am so excited and thrilled to show off my 30 DAY/HALWAY THERE progress pics!!

Talk about motivation to stick with the next 30 days!

But really, I would say the most surprising thing about this particular journey through Hammer & Chisel  [[ with NO missed workouts and NO cheat meals ]] has been that I have felt unwaveringly DEDICATED to finish the program full out!

It feels so empowering to make the decision to commit 100% and not hang out in limbo.  When you have your toe in the seems scary to jump.  You just gotta GET in there!

I am SO glad we did this with our minds set right because there has been absolutely NO REGRETS!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The 6th Love language

My husband came home and surprised me with these new beauties a few nights ago which I broke in with Hammer Power!

Jud LOVES athletic shoes and has probably ten times as many as I do...

So, I know when he opts to pick me up athletic shoes (not just any old gift!) instead of getting himself a pair...he's speaking in that elusive 6th love language-- sneakers. 

Stronger EVERY Day!

Can I tell you a low point? WELL before I got pregnant with Emerson but about 14 (!) months AFTER I had Owen a rumor started going around at school that Mrs. Nymark was expecting. I wasn't. 😐

I had fellow teachers congratulate me. 😒
It was humiliating. And I felt so tired of feeling sorry for myself. I joined my very first challenge group that same weekend- fueled by embarrassment and a glass of wine at a wedding. 🍷 (yes, I literally signed up from my phone at a wedding, wine in hand.) 

My logic-- 👉Jud would force me to commit to P90X if I spent money on Shakeology. Pretty legit reasoning, right!? Lol!

I didn't even WANT the shakes back then! It was a means to an end. What I was CRAVING was accountability and I had to put some skin in the game. 

What I CAN say with confidence is since then I have put in consistent efforts into leaving the "mom bod" and pregnancy rumors as a thing of the past. 

Listen--I spent a long time wallowing in the shame of stretch mark scars. Wishing I was a twenty-something in a 2 piece. Wishing for this and that. But I had to take control of what I could. 

And that was my health and confidence. 

So what am I doing now?
️✔Shakeology for breakfast every single day.
✔21 day fix nutrition system.
✔no missed workouts and pressing play with kids crawling all over me.
✔checking in daily with a group of like minded friends

And WITH those kinds of consistent efforts I EVOLVED into feeling healthy, happy and confident.

I was able to lay those insecurities to rest.☠

I'm not embarrassed anymore of what I carried as a deep dark secret because I FEEL good inside & out. And that IS what matters. 

I am STOKED to share 30 day progress pics on Wednesday From Hammer &Chisel
.... this very beginning of abs maybe?
Maybe if you tilt to the side and squint just a little 😉😝

Monday, January 18, 2016

Almond Crusted Chicken

6 (4-oz) raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
1/2 cup almond flour
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest)
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 tsp. olive oil

1️⃣Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2️⃣Butterfly the chicken breasts.
3️⃣Combine almound flour, garlic, lemon peel, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish; mix well. Set aside.
4️⃣Combine egg and water in a shallow dish; whisk to blend.
5️⃣Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture; dredge in almond flour mixture until evenly coated. Set aside.
6️⃣Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
7️⃣Add chicken breasts; cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn chicken.
8️⃣Place skillet in oven; bake for 10 to 12 minutes
Serve & enjoy!

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Berry Quinoa Parfait

Healthy Breakfast! 

.5 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup mixed berries
Half banana slices
3/4 cup (1%) plain Greek yogurt
.5 tablespoon raw honey

Layer & serve!🍓🍌


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HAMMER & CHISEL -- 2 week progress report!

Hammer and Chisel Progress!

18 days of no missed workouts and on point, portioned nutrition. There's been no cheat meals, snacks, bites or or "just a taste!" involved. 🏆

This side by side was Day 1 and Day 14.

This was after being 100% in.

You see, we've NEVER committed so fully. We've completed programs but never followed nutrition to a T. We made a decision-- 60 days balls to the wall. 😏

So, that leads me to this picture...
I saw this side by side and I was BUMMING! 

Even though I KNOW my body is changing (the scale, clothes, and sore muscles are telling me so) I wanted to SEE more of a difference.

This is why so many people bail out. It's natural when you put IN HARD WORK you want to see the impact right away.

People think starting is the hardest. I think THIS point is the hardest. This is when your mind has to make the decision. When you tell yourself you are STILL in it. When you are going to trust the process. When you become bigger than your excuses and you won't quit.

It's no miracle shake I have or quick fixes. It's nutrition, support and exercise.

And that takes a little time. But it also creates LASTING results and healthier habits.

So, cheers to 2 weeks down, 6 to go. We're here to finish this thing!

2016 and a BIG FUTURE!

We are well into January and I am still wrapping my mind around all the lessons learned in 2015 and where I want 2016 to lead Fit + Fearless!

2105 held a lot of growing pains and I had to begin learning what leadership needs to look like for me and my team. I struggled with confidence and at times self-sabatoged my goals- throwing in the towel before I even got in the fight. Because I was nervous to take the leap.  

Those are hard lessons to swallow and hard lessons to learn. Lessons I will take with me to blow 2016 out of the water!  Weeks into 2016 and were already picking up massive momentum!

Even through those struggles in 2015  I consider last year a HUGE success because I was able to see my team GROW and begin to create a true vision for their own families and for the freedom this business will allow them! 

The focus of 2016 is to work on myself to be the best leader possible to this growing team! They are so deserving and I am eager to help even more people on this journey toward fitness and business goals and successes! 

This business has what they call invisible results and a compound effect.  

What that means is there is hard work and strong efforts that lay the foundation of building your business.  I will be honest- sometimes, in the very beginning it feels like a lot of effort for a small payout!   But, isn't that how all things worthwhile start?  Financial goals. Fitness goals.  Healthier lifestyle habits.  It's investing in the habits over time that bring you GREAT success.

But having been a coach for three years I am living PROOF of the compound effect.  The decision I have made to STICK with it during these past few years have yielded results that will buy financial freedom.

We have more flexibility now than before- I am able to work part time and be home with our three children.  We have had the privilege of affording more family vacations and small extras.   And all along the way the fitness successes of my challengers and the milestones reached by my coaches have fueled the fire to continue.

The hard work, and the willingness to stick with it, has payed off ten fold and I KNOW the efforts I put forth in 2016 will help with the "invisible results" I am building years down the road.  

 I won't throw in the towel before I get in the fight, ESPECIALLY when goals seem scary.
 I will not allow my mood, or a small setback, ruin my momentum.
 I will remember that EACH setback is an opportunity for a comeback. 

I am laying the foundation for our BIG future.

This year a HUGE goal of mine is to get 5 members of my team to DIAMOND rank in 2016.  I say this because it is a position that will allow my leaders to fully develop as leaders in their own right and in a BIG way.  They will begin to see the ripple effect they have on others lives- fitness, commenty, leadership. financial freedom.  They will be able to see the legacy they are creating in a very tangible way.

I hope you will be one of the five! <3>

If you are reading this and are READY to commit to making a CHANGE in your life - to start making the small efforts daily that will add up in a BIG way.... I am accepting applications for my BRAND NEW 2016 Coaches!

I will be selecting my apprentices by THIS WEEK. Deadline is Friday, January 22.

Let's work together taking the first step making the CHANGE!
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