Saturday, December 29, 2012

If I can do it so can you! If you need motivation, support, accountability, I can help.
Remember, I am a busy wife and mom of 3 little children under the age of 10. I work full time. If you let yourself go a tad, then get  back on track. It isn't easy, nothing worthwhile is easy. If it were easy, anyone could do it. You just have to change your mindset and decide that you need to make a change. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Make Time

I started Les Mills Combat last week and I honestly LOVE it. I think it's one of my all time favorites. I base that on the fact that I feel like I get a super workout in not so long a time frame. Also, I don't feel like my joints and feet have taken a severe pounding. Some programs are extremely rough on your body. You feel it for days after, especially if you are over 40!! This program offers the good kind of sore afterwards. I am still waking up at 3am.. working out by 4am.. and off to work around 6am. It's crazy, but so far so good. I don't plan on stopping any time soon. If you want to check out Les Mills Combat, go to my site and look around. The base package is what I got first, is plenty. It's not overly expensive and it will give you a great workout. I have since ordered the extra ultra warrior DVDs for added options. Either way, it's a win win situation!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Always learning

Losing weight on the way to optimal health is a life long journey. I think there is always things to be learned.. it is just the way it is.. Some things that I have learned recently is: Agave is not good for you. It's not even a decent choice. It's highly refined which is bad.. toss it. Raw honey is the beneficial honey.. I still have organic honey.. switching to raw when I can get it.  Grains are not good.. It's sad.. i think that I will continue to reduce grains in my diet but not completely. I have gone several months without a slice of bread and really, was fine with it. I will have occasional brown rice and frequently oatmeal.  See this blog for the details on what grains in your diet do to your body. Read, learn and then decide to do something about it..

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

So there I am.. after 2 months of P90X (before that 3 months of Les Mills Pump. 
I'm still up at the crack of dawn (even earlier) and still push play 6 days a week.. Today is Plyo.. I really don't get too excited over it.. thank GOODNESS for Energy and Endurance formula because otherwise I think I may just hit snooze :) . I'm glad I took pictures early on.. otherwise I may not have appreciated my results.. I wish it was more drastic, don't get me wrong, but slow and steady is the way to go. It is a work in progress as I like to say. Visit my facebook like page . I share motivational pictures and very helpful articles and postings that I find throughout facebook. I am currently learning A LOT about the dangers of soy products, and am constantly learning about GMO products and labeling (or lack thereof) of them. Message me, email me, or comment below if you are interested in any Beachbody program that we offer. They are truly worth it. Need a sample of Shakeology, I have all but greenberry to share. Just let me know.. Ok, Plyo land, here I come :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Stop the Excuses

Isn't it about time that you stop making excuses? Only you can decide when you are ready to commit to an exercise program. Stop looking for the quick fixes! No magic pill, no magic drink. It takes hard work and a commitment to get the changes you desire. You have to remain focused and remain accountable to your program. If you are ready, let's start a challenge group. You can even get a few friends to take the challenge with you. You will have your own support group. Let me know when you are ready and let's get you started!! Choose your program at this link. Leave comment and/or email me for details.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Helping You Achieve your Goals

So, you are seriously thinking about your goals and are maybe thinking now is the time.. Let's get you started! Watch this video..If you are serious.. email me at or leave comment with your contact info. I'll send the necessary info in order to start the Challenge!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

If you were waiting to start a workout program, here is some good news! REVABS is $29.00 at my store. It will remain this price through Oct. 24 or when supplies run out. This is an amazing deal..usually around $100. Start moving now, get fit, live longer! Visit my site and then click shop.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Challenge Yourself

Before I go off to Plyometrics land, I wanted to quickly post something here. I am looking for some able minded and bodied individuals for a Challenge Group I want to start in the next 10 days. You will get fitness, nutrition, motivation, support, and friendship. The Challenge lasts anywhere from 60 to 90 days. These programs are so worth it! Like my FB page Coach Angie Corbitt and comment here on this blog if interested. I will send all the details!! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Click the "challenge pack" tab on the side of this blog to see all the challenge packs available.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Like My Page

Check out my facebook like page at CoachAngieCorbitt. I am very happy with the way it turned out. I just share success stories and recipes I find on similar like pages out there. I also find very interesting articles about nutrition and things like that. Come on over and click "like" :) .

PS. Happy Birthday Tanner (my son is 7 today!!)... getting so big!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

P90X Week 5

I am still pushing play daily at 4am! I love P90X. I think I really like it better than Insanity, only because I am not killing my knees and other joints daily with torture routines! :) Don't get me wrong, I love Insanity.. I think I have decided that I love weights and cardio mixed together. That's why I loved Les Mills Pump so much. You really want to feel like you got a great workout. P90X definitely delivers. I still cannot do a pullup without the assistance of a chair, but I imagine one day I will succeed. I can do push ups better than ever now. It's the little things.

My favorite workouts so far are Core Synergistics and Kenpo X. Core Synergistics is a wide assortment of moves that get your core cooking! You aren't jumping up and down, yet your heart rate will definitely increase during this workout. You use weights during some parts also. Also, you do so many reps that what you thought was a piece of cake, ends up really fatiguing you! Kenpo X is kind of like a kick boxing/martial arts class. You will throw a gazillion punches (well maybe not that many) and a ton of kicks.. front, side, back, corner, etc. You will feel this the next day for sure.

Last week started week 5. There was a new shoulder workout called Chest, Shoulders and Triceps. I usually am not a big fan of shoulder workouts. My shoulders pop and are not very strong. Well, let me tell you, I think they are getting stronger!

It may take me more than a single round (3 months) to get where my mind thinks I should be physically. Baby steps as I always say. I am patient and keep measuring the areas that I want to see reduced and I notice them reducing.. so I know I'm on the right track.

Feel free to like my facebook page: Angie Corbitt. I find all kinds of great articles regarding food, nutrition, exercise, motivational quotes, etc.
The combination of obesity, insulin resistance, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure are becoming more common in kids as well as adults. Why do we need to do all that we can to prevent these from happening to our kids?? Because by preventing these things, we can prevent or delay diabetes and heart disease in our kids. Lifestyle changes are a necessary component of this equation.

There is this syndrome that is being seen in kids.. it's called metabolic syndrome. It is also known as insulin resistance or dysmetabolic syndrome. It is a group of bad metabolic and clinical effects that occur because of insulin resistance. The syndrome is identified when the patient has 3 of the following: fasting plasma glucose over 110; serum triglycerides over 150mg/dL, HDL less than 40mg/dLfor men and under 50 for women.. waist girth over 40 inches men and 36 for women. When they try and define this in kids, it gets difficult. They go into dividing into age groups and modify the criteria for those under 16.

What kind of example are you setting for your kids? Are you trying to lead a healthy and active lifestyle? Are you paying attention to the foods that are eaten in your household? There is so much information out there, most of it is available at your fingertips (literally) via a quick internet search. It's time to be responsible and take action.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Weight Loss

The new Superfood Formula Shakeology really impresses me. The ingredients speak for themselves. 5 Superfoods were recently added. Moringa, Coconut Flower Nectar, Himalayan salt, Luo Han Guo, and Konjac Fiber.

Moringa: helps the immune system.. has antioxidants, vitamins A and C, amino acids (has 4X more vitamin A than carrots, 2X protein of milk, 3X potassium of bananas and 3X the iron of spinach)
Coconut Flower Nectar: Has protein, vitamin A & C, and minerals. Used as a natural sweetener.
Himalayan Salt: has over 70 trace minerals. Helps to detoxify blood. Google the health benefits of Himalayan salt, you'll be impressed.
Many people are unaware that common table salt contains chemicals and even sugar! Salt is necessary but can be dangerous if taken in this chemical form.
Table salt is composed of 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals like iodine and absorbents, and sugar. Common salt is dried at more than 1,200° Fahrenheit, a process which zaps many of the natural chemical structures.Table and cooking salt found in most homes, restaurants, and processed foods is void of nutritional value, lacking beneficial trace minerals. Processing salt turns it into sodium chloride, an unnatural salt the human body actually sees as a toxic invader! 
Luo Han Guo: Low calorie low glycemic sweetener and an antioxidant. There are other areas where could be useful diabetes management, cough, and regularity.
Konjac Fiber: Benefits: healthy blood sugar, cholesterol control, helps with regularity, and it helps you feel fuller longer. 

These new Superfoods added with the already great ingredients in Shakeology really help to secure it's "Healthiest Meal of the Day" label! Visit my site to learn more. Shakeology has a money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Busy Mom Work Out

Now that the kids are back to school.. it's time for you to get back into shape!! Let me help you. Whether you just want a fitness program or you want to join a Challenge Group for extra support, accountability and friendship.. I have you covered. The fitness programs that Beachbody offers are complete. Offered programs are vast. We have something for everyone. Check out my site to look around at the different programs offered. I am in the first month of P90X and I love it. I have done Les Mills Pump, Insanity and Chalene Extreme. They are all excellent programs. Back when I had time for the gym, I loved the tougher classes. I was a power step girl. Now with Beachbody, I can press play at any time of the day. That is quite convenient with 3 children under the age of 10 and working full time. If you are too busy for the gym and want something just as intense and fun, give it a try.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Here are my Les Mills Results

I love Les Mills Pump! I also drink Shakeology once a day. I would have kept LMP going but I was very excited to start P90X. I lost a total of 13 lbs on LMP, 5 inches off waist, 3 each thigh, 1 each bicep. I'm still working on that baby belly (baby is now 6.5 months old!!).. It gets harder as you get older and it really was never easy for me anyway. I won't give up. I feel tighter, but I have a ways to go. I am currently on week 2 of P90X. I started out thinking I wanted to do the Lean version.. but have since changed over to the Classic. I like it very much. If you want a program that starts out super intense, then P90X is for you! Once you get going with the programs that Beachbody offers, you will see why so many people get hooked on them. I continue to wake up early morning (3am) and get to working out by 4am. It works for me. I get that out of the way then no excuses can creep up. If I have enough motivation to wake up at 3am daily, even today (my day off), why not give it a try!?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Here is a Sample Workout with Tony Horton

Gotta love Tony Horton. Check this out. Decide to start moving today for your health!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

No Joke

Yesterday I did Core Synergistics from P90X (day 1 of the Lean program). All I can say is WOW! I thought soreness was a thing of the past! I guess I will be breaking out the P90X results and recovery formula for days like that. I can see a whole new bunch of challenges with this workout. I am looking forward to it for sure. I think I worked every muscle in my body. One day soon I will post some before and after pics from Les Mills Pump. I was happy with my results. I lost a total of 13 lbs several inches from all over. I still have a ways to go, but am very pleased with myself so far. 9 months of pregnancy stretches your body out in all different ways. I don't expect it to bounce back too easily, especially after #3.

If you would like more information on any program I mention in this blog, please email me. I will be happy to share the good, bad and ugly of anything I have experienced.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I'm a Coach

Why wouldn't anyone want to make some extra money? Most people know that Beachbody is capable of helping those who really want it, achieve their fitness goals. Did you know that Beachbody can also help you achieve your financial goals too? Some of us just do it on the side, others are able to quit their full time jobs and pursue coaching full time. Wouldn't that be awesome!? Check out this video and if you would like more information, send me an email.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Getting down to the end of Les Mills Pump. I am excited and nervous about starting P90X in another week. I worry about the length of the workouts mostly. I don't know how I will get 90 minutes of yoga in before work! I wake up at 315am daily to get things ready for the kids and myself, and exercise by 430am. I try and leave for work by 615am. I imagine I can do it. My plan is to prepare the night ahead more than I usually do. This way I won't be bogged down preparing lunches and such. It can be done. If anyone can do it, I can! I always adapt to the situation at hand. I will keep updating the blog as I start P90X :) . I will miss Les Mills Pump and will have to do it again after the 3 months of X. Very exciting!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Wise Words

When you are "dieting", please make sure you are eating enough food. There sometimes is a fine line between eating too little and eating too much. Imagine you aren't eating enough, you become ravenous later in the day and overeat. Or, you continually under eat and your body thinks you are starving it. What your body then does is hold on to everything it can for dear life. Meaning, your body won't let go of that stored fat you are working so hard to get rid of. Here is an article that talks about eating small meals as opposed to 3 large meals. It really makes sense.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Decide and Succeed

Results don't always happen as quickly as we expect or want. This happens all too often. If you know you are moving more than you were before you started exercising and you know that you are not eating everything and anything in site as compared to before working out.. you should rest assured it will happen. Change doesn't happen over night. As people always said to me "you didn't get this way overnight, it won't go away overnight". I am the poster child for that! I figure that my pregancy from my third child is wreaking havoc on my body! The rest of me has decreased in size and even my stomach has decreased in size also. I would like to see more in the decreasing of size though. I will wait and let it happen from all the hard work I am putting into it.

Once you decide on a program, you need to commit to it for the allotted time. If it's a 3 month program, you really need to stick with it for the 3 months. Don't give up half way or even almost half way. Why sell yourself short!? One day, you will look back at the "old you" and wonder how you ever found yourself that way! Why didn't you do something sooner?

If you are still thinking about fitness, and you know you want to try something, check out my site and just look around. There are no strings attached. I only share Beachbody® because I love it. I have a full time job outside of this and choose to do this in my spare time. Most of the people you find involved in Beachbody® share my love for the company. Until next time :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

So good for you

Shakeology® is both delicious and nutritious. I cannot go 1 day without my chocolate, almond milk, banana shake. There are tons of different recipes available. Play around with the amount of liquid you add to your shakes. Personally, I add a little more than the typical 8 oz called for in most recipes. I also add cinnamon to my shake. Cinnamon has been shown to help regulate blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike. This allows for steady energy throughout the day.Cinnamon aids in the lowering of LDL (bad cholesterol). Lowering LDL reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease. Google the health benefits of cinnamon and you will see several more reasons to add a dash of cinnamon to your shakes!

Watch this Shakeology® Video!
Sign up on my website for your FREE membership! Order Shakeology® on home direct (autoship) and I will send you a free shaker bottle! Remember, Beachbody® offers a money back guarantee. Try a bag for a month, if you are not satisfied, return it, no questions asked. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Time is up for the free trial of popular P90X, Turbofire, and Brazil Butt Lift. But remember that Beachbody® always guarantees their products. Pay upfront and later, if you change your mind, you can return it. If you are just sitting around telling yourself that you will start exercising tomorrow or next week, who are you kidding? Do something now. Feel better and look better sooner.

Make small changes. Replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology®. You have a bottom of the bag guarantee there.. means no worries if it isn't for you, just return it. Check out their blog to see how good Shakeology® is for you!

Count your calories. There are several aps available for your smart phone. They allow you to scan barcodes of the foods you eat and calculate calories for the day. They will break it down into total calories and then fat calories, carbohydrates and proteins. This serves as a true eye opener as to how much you really do eat! Figure how many calories you should be eating in a day for your weight and activity levels. There are a few equations you can use.Total Calorie Needs Example If you are sedentary, multiply your BMR (1745) by 1.2 = 2094. This is the total number of calories you need in order to maintain your current weight. If you want to lose fat, a useful guideline for lowering your calorie intake is to reduce your calories by at least 500, but not more than 1000 below your maintenance level. For people with only a small amount of weight to lose, 1000 calories will be too much of a deficit. As a guide to minimum calorie intake, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men. Even these calorie levels are quite low. See your Doctor or a Nutritionist for more information.

Monday, July 30, 2012

2 Days left including today for the trial challenge offer (P90X, Turbofire, or Brazil Butt Lift plus month Shakeology and month trial of Team Beachbody Club). Click my site then shop and trial offers to see more information. I am going to do P90X next, likely mid/late August start date.. so join me. I am off to do Les Mills Pump, Pump Extreme, which is awesome. Muscles don't fail me now. Start something new, decide you are going to make a change, commit to that decision, and then just do it! If that means waking up at 330am (like me), well then make it happen! Until next time!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I am so excited to say that my weight is trending lower and lower. This is coming from someone who has a very difficult time losing weight. I have given up all the high sugar and bad processed foods. Heck, I don't even eat pasta for now. I know Shakeology® has helped me keep dinner calories down to a minimum. How many of you eat a protein, vegie, and some sort of carb heavy side? Chances are, the carb heavy side is loading you down and is likely more than just a single serving. If you are serving for example, mac and cheese for your kids, do not put it on your plate.If your fear that deprived feeling may follow, take a small bite or two, then leave it for the kids. Ok, on another subject...remember the trial offer for P90X, Turbofire, and Brazil Butt Lift ends Tuesday. This deal is great for those of you "on the fence" about starting an exercise program. You have 30 days to decide if it is for you. Visit  my website, click shop and then trial offers to view the Challenge pack trial.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It is like second nature

It's funny how when you become accustomed to waking up at 3am give or take, you continue to do so even when you don't need to! I wake up at that time even on weekends. Sometimes I will just go back to bed, but   my 5 mo old is usually expecting a bottle so I continue my routine :) I have been waking up early for about the past 4 months. I started shortly after my C Section with Insanity® and then continued on with Les Mills Pump®. Both workouts are on my all time favorite list. Les Mills offers such an excellent barbel workout, very intense. Insanity® is just plain insane! It pushes you further than you ever thought possible. Even if you can't complete the full workout on any given day, you still reap the benefits and become more physically fit. In order to see the results that most of us are looking for when starting a workout program, you have to manage your diet. The days of eating everything and anything are over. Concentrate on protein and low sugar and I think you will be on the right track.

If you have been up in the air about starting a fitness program.. what are you waiting for? Beachbody has another week of the free Trial offer. This offer is you pay shipping and tax on 1 of 3 popular Challenge Packs (which include fitness program, Shakeology, and month membership in Team Beachbody Club). First you have to decide that you need to do something in the form of exercise, then you have to commit to it. Thinking about it won't get you the results you want. Just sitting back watching others succeed is not an option. Why do that to yourself? Start now. Take baby steps. Do more today than you did yesterday. Get into a routine. If your day gets hectic with family and work once you wake up, wake up earlier! That's what I did. Before kids I used to go to the gym all the time. I literally reworked my schedule at the pharmacy so I could go to my favorite morning classes. I would work late shifts most of the week. Once kids entered the picture, all that changed. I no longer put myself first. I would try and take my young infant to the gym's daycare.. she'd get sick. I gave up. She was more important. My life revolved around the kids. One day, I was watching an infomercial about Turbofire® and went online and ended up with Chalene Extreme®. Since then, I had another (3rd) child and life has gotten even busier. I work full time 45 min from home and still wake up earlier on work days (M-F). I will be exercising by 430am daily. Just visit my site and look around at all of the fitness programs offered. You also get free support and motivation from yours truly :) . How can you go wrong there?? Til next time...

Friday, July 20, 2012

Trial Offer Ending Soon

Remember that the trial offer on the Challenge Packs (including Shakeology® and Turbofire®, P90X®, or Brazil Butt Lift®) is going on through July 31!! If you watch the early morning infomercials and are the least bit curious, why not try it. You pay under $30 (shipping plus tax) and get both the fitness program AND Shakeology® for the month to test drive! Before the month is up, make your decision. When you see such great results you will likely decide that you want to continue, but if not, they allow you to return it and not be billed. The Challenge packs offered in this deal range from $160 to $205. So, depending on the pack you choose, you will be billed accordingly. At the end of each month thereafter, you will be on autodelivery of Shakeology®. I know I sometimes run out of my Shakeology® before my order (because my husband drinks it sometimes or I give some away), so I started another order of the Vegan Chocolate!! I can't wait to get it. If ever you change your mind or want to take a break from Shakeology®, you just call them and they will cancel your redelivery. I had to do that when I was pregnant. So, if you want to try a Challenge Pack, here is what you do... Go to my site, click the SHOP tab. On the left side of the screen you should see a list starting with Challenge Packs and just below it Trial Offers. For the trial challenge packs, click trial offers.

If you want to save shipping and still get a discount off regular price, you can buy the regular Challenge packs. They offer considerable discounts over the regular prices AND come with all of the other Fitness programs. For example, say you wanted to try Les Mills Pump. Les Mills Pump basic set is $165 and Shakeology® is $119.95. You can get the Challenge Pack with both LMP and Shakeology® PLUS a free month membership in Team Beachbody Club® plus free shipping for $265. I know I paid for shipping when I got my LMP. They ship barbels, weights, I got the bench and an extra set of weights, so shipping was significant. Finally, if you think you may want to try your hand at coaching, now is your chance. Normally, to sign up as a coach you pay $39.99 then monthly $15.95 (for maintenance of  3 websites, coach training tools , etc..). If you sign up as a Coach by clicking the Coach tab from my site, you can buy a Challenge pack (pick regular, or decline and next page will offer the trial offer). If you buy a Challenge Pack or Challenge Trial Pack offer, you have the Coach Fee waived. There is another $39.99 saved!! This deal was not available to me when I signed up, it would have been a great deal!!! If for no other reason, sign up to be a coach to save 25% of the price of fitness programs, Shakeology®, and nutritional supplements. 

Les Mills Pump is Working

So today I weigh 10 lbs less than when I started Les Mills Pump!! Woo hoo! That is taking the highest number off the scale from a series of daily weigh ins! :) Your body weight fluctuates and I can attest to that.. daily, hourly, etc.. it fluctuates. I don't care, as long as the trend is trending down, I am happy with that. I also have more muscle tone in my upper body. It is always a slow process for me, so this kind of accomplishment is very exciting. I mean, come on, I have been waking up religiously at 3am on work days and exercising like a mad woman. It would have to eventually pay off! AND, I have totally changed the way I eat. I cut out pasta completely and do not eat bread in the form of sandwiches anymore. I will have a half of a sprouted grain english muffin on occasion with some natural nut butter on top. You really do not feel like you are missing out on anything with a snack like that. One thing that has become a regular daily snack is my almond milk and whey protein powder. I get the one sold by Beachbody, but any would work. I like the vanilla and the chocolate, and often will mix the two. I'm so glad I decided to do Les Mills Pump, there is nothing out there quite like it, and you can follow the schedule or add in the cardio dvds or some combo of the two.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Les Mills Pump

Today was Pump Revolution. I guess I am just doing barbel dvds every other day on M, W, and F at this point. I don't really use the schedule.. since I moved up on it so early into the program. I do use it as a guide for the flow/cardio days. I think I love the step workout cardio wise the best. You wouldn't believe how sore your body can become and fatigued your legs can get in such a short amount of time. I plan to do another cardio tomorrow.. would walk/run/jog.. but at 330am-4am.. I'm just not that brave.. I prefer my walk/runs in the sunlight.. makes me feel better for sure. Les Mills Pump is available as the basic set.. no step or cardio dvds.. with just the barbel weights .. OR as the deluxe with the step and extra set of 5 lb weights and 3 cardio dvd workouts. I say if you are purchasing, seriously consider the deluxe. You can try and get a step elsewhere, just make sure it's not one of those half steps.. those get annoying. This is the gym grade step. I did look on and saw them for the same as Beachbody was charging (for the nicer step) so I stuck with Beachbody.

You are not supposed to weigh yourself daily, I know this. I preach this.. but I don't follow this! :) I use it as a guide at this point. I am about 5 months post partum.. I thought I'd be further along in my weight loss. Then I question .. should I eat more.. less.. what?? The scale is not going up at all .. so that is a plus. Actually if I average the numbers I've been getting..they are trending down. Thank goodness. I have done programs where the scale bounced all around the place.. and sometimes it would trend up. You have to always remember that you will be retaining fluid in your muscles in the beginning of strenuous workouts.. which could account for a few pounds here or there. You also have to consider that you may be building muscle. Muscle is more dense and takes up less space on your body as  fat.. so you may weight a little more as you build it.. but as long as your measurements are maintained or going down.. it's all ok! Diet is probably the most important part of the whole process. If you continue to put crap in your body and exercise like a mad person, you may not see/notice any results. Kind of sounds silly, doesn't it? You need to try and eat a clean, whole food diet as much as possible. Try and stay away from the unnecessary sugars. Start paying attention to what you eat. Keep a log. There are smart phone apps that allow you to track your food intake. You can tell it everything from how much you weigh, how much you want to weigh, how much exercise you get, etc. It will tell you how many calories you burn for the day.. Typically, we subtract 500 calories from that number to create a deficit. In the perfect world, you would lose 1 lb in 7 days (3500 kcal = 1 lb). It doesn't always work that way. It's a good baseline or guide for you. I have read about certain body types and how they gain/lose weight.. It seems that my type of body needs to stay away from pasta, sugar (duh!), and bread. I notice after a pasta dinner, the next day I feel bloated and stomach seems swollen. I have since stopped eating spaghetti for now. I drink my Shakeology regularly, and I swear to you it helps! Shakeology keeps you regular and enables you to have a very good for you shake without any guilt whatsoever! I just ordered the Chocolate Vegan, and cannot wait to try it. If it is nearly as good as the current regular Chocolate, then I will be happy.

Ok, signing off.. real quick,don't forget about the Beachbody Challenge Trial offers out there. It just allows you to pay after 30 days.. gives you a chance to return everything for no further charges (other than the shipping and handling you pay with the trial offer). The Trial Offer is valid until end of July as far as we've been told. So go to my site and click shop then trial offer should be on the left hand column. If you wanted to be a coach, you would sign up on my site first, then the challenge packs will be offered at the following page and trial on the further page.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

You Be The Success Story

Time is running out! If you are still thinking about starting an exercise program, why not do this deal? Imagine the difference in YOU that could occur if you start now! Come along with me on my journey. I have been steadily working out and eating as clean as possible soon after having my 3rd child. It's not an easy task for me. The weight doesn't just fall off of me. I have to remain focused and committed. Onlookers may notice subtle changes at this point. Eventually, all of this hard work will pay off. Wouldn't it be nice if you started doing something too rather than watching me or someone else transform? It is kind of like the person with no aspirations for bigger and better things. They are content with their job and are not looking for promotion. One day a new person joins their business. That person aspires to move up in the business or further their education and move on. In a short amount of time that person is moving up the ladder and graduating from college and eventually is the person with no desire to move on's boss. Don't be left behind in your life. Start with your self. Get that self confidence that will help you in all aspects of your life. Be the successs story that you see on the Insanity or P90X informercial. Who is to say you can't do this? I will help motivate you, I promise :). Visit my site and look around. Register there for a free Team Beachbody membership. Look at all of the programs and supplements available. Beachbody helped me with my excuses. My biggest one was that I had no time to go to the gym. Now, I can do my workouts in the comfort of my own home on my own schedule. I don't have to wait for special classes, gyms to open, or bring my 3 children (1 infant) along for the workout. Decide on your why, set your goals, and make a commitment to your self!

Les Mills Pump Workout

The DVDs later in the workout schedule (Pump and Shred, Pump Extreme and Pump Revolution) are my all time favorites. You get 45minutes to almost an hour of barbel work. The extreme and revolution target more muscle groups. Each "track" is roughly 5 minutes. You leave the workout definitely feeling it. You must challenge yourself without overdoing it. Knowing that each track lasts a while, you have to prepare for numerous reps so you can make it to the end. It's the end of the track, when your muscles are super fatigued that you are making the biggest impact on your body. These barbel workouts are sure to increase your heart rate more than just lifting weights regularly would. Les Mills Pump cardio workouts are awesome too. I have t say, the STEP DVD is a killer. It starts out all mild and slow.. but towards the middle to the end, it becomes super intense. It's only 30 minutes but you wouldn't necessarily want it any longer than that. I used to take a bunch of step classes at a Gold's Gym in my area. They would spend a lot of time chatting before, then a long warm up and then a cool down... it may have been a 1 hour class, but we were lucky to get 30 minutes of step in. This STEP DVD gets right to the point. You won't feel like there was a minute wasted. You may want to increase your cool down. I think it's fine, since I am always in a rush to start getting ready for work. I love it!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Still Loving It

It's very nice when you can honestly say even after 6 or so weeks of the same program, that you still love it! There are so many more programs I want to do, but I am not so sure I want to totally give up all the muscle work that Les Mills Pump offers. I do 3 days a week of the actual weights as the program schedule suggests, and then I do 3 to 4 days of cardio either from the Les Mills DVDs or from Insanity. When looking at 55 or so minutes on the clock, with Pump...before you know it, you are down to the last 5 minutes. I tend to be a clock watcher and I have to say, having the time fly is awesome.

On another subject, I don't know what I would do without my Shakeology­®. Now I absolutely love my chocolate but ran out. I had given away some and my husband had some also. My autoship is on it's way, but you don't realize how much you miss something until it is gone. Luckily, I have some of the Tropical Shakeology® to use until my order arrives. If you have never tried it, you must at least try it. The very cool thing about Team Beachbody, is they offer a bottom of the bag guarantee. You are able to try for 30 days, if not satisfied--> money back, no questions asked. But then, they are pretty confident you will be satisfied :).

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Today was a nice and quiet day spent with my 4 month old. My older children and husband spent the weekend at surf contests in the St. Augustine area. We have quite the little surfers on our hands! I realized I did week 5 of Les Mills Pump twice :-) oops! It really doesn't matter because I do 3 days of the more challenging pump DVDs and then either their cardio on non weight days or something not too insane from insanity. I only use the schedule as an overall guide. Exercise and moving is far better than the not moving at all! If anyone wants specifics about this program, message me and I will give more details. I love it. I like feeling like have worked hard. I enjoy being sore the next day and the next :-): The trial on the challenge packs is over the end of July. Want more info, you can email me, click the beachbody challenge link on the side of the blog or just go to my site at , click shop and then trial offer. The trial is great to test out the product. They are that certain you will love your results!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Work in Progress :)

Boy it's tough bouncing back after having a baby! Especially the 3rd baby, AND when you are in your 40's! Yikes! Even though I don't feel like I'm in my 40's :). Honestly, battling weight has always been a little more difficult for me than say my sister (when we were younger). I've always had to exercise for long stretches to see modest results. After I had my first child (2003), exercise was put on the back burner. I would always start out with good intentions, trying to get back to the gym. I'd take my daughter to the gym's daycare, and almost every time, she'd get sick. I decided that it just wasn't worth it. I would then begin only to go intermittently when time allowed and without any kids. After my son was born (2005), I even had more obstacles in the way of the gym. When I get there, I absolutely love group classes such as step aerobics, sculpting, and some sort of cardio circuit class. I remember just over a year ago, when I was watching TV in the early morning hours, seeing an infomercial for Turbofire. I really wanted to try it, it looked like a lot of fun. I went to Beachbody's main page and started justifying the price. I thought that if I could get the results that I saw on TV, it would totally be worth the $$. Researching more programs, somehow I ended up deciding on Chalene Extreme. I think most of us women want lean muscles along with our weight loss. I ordered it and did love it. I hadn't really learned to adjust my diet yet at this point. I did CHALENE EXTREME according to the schedule, never missing a workout. I had the deluxe version, so I added in a little extra cardio. I was losing inches and gaining POUNDS! That is sort of discouraging. Over the next 3 months, I would gain a total of 7 lbs! Not cool in my head, even though in real life, I may have looked a little better. I did not give up. I couldn't imagine that all of that hard work and not necessarily eating too much food would cause me to gain! I figured my body wasn't taking my lifestyle change seriously.. I figured it needed more time. I had already decided to try INSANITY next! Along with my new found love of Chocolate Shakeology®, I figured I had to be successful this time around! I was no where near giving up! It didn't take long into the program to see some results. Nothing drastic, nothing like the infomercials, but results. I was very strong from Chalene, so I didn't find it overly difficult other than the endurance part. That would improve over time. I quickly lost the 7 lbs that I had gained and several inches in addition. I was approximately 4 weeks from completing the program when I found out I was pregnant with my 3rd child! After I picked myself up off the ground :), I decided to finish the program. After completing INSANITY, I decided to continue on with a sort of Angie-made hybrid combining some INSANITY with CHALENE EXTREME. I kept it easier on my body, doing the cardio from Chalene and some of the lesser insane INSANITY DVDs. Now, 4 months after baby #3 was born, I am well into LES MILLS PUMP. I'm still drinking my Shakeology® religiously. I am finishing up week 5 and have already seen 3 inch drop in the mid section. I wouldn't call it my waist.. since I still have residual baby belly going on :(. I've lost approximately 8 lbs. I still need to lose about 8 lbs to get to where I started on my journey. I am much healthier compared to back then..having built more muscle and improved cardio, but us women like to see the numbers on the scale  as an indicator of success. Even though I know the scale does not reflect success or failure (within reason), I am forever glued to it's readings! But, whatever it reads, I know I have worked extremely hard and that alone is success in my book.

I would never back anything that I don't believe in 100%. I love the Beachbody product line completely. Everything I learn about the company is positive. They are the complete package. You get amazing fitness programs from celebrity trainers, an assortment of nutritional supplements, and access to a website that offers meal planning and support. You get your very own "motivator" (coach) too. :)

If you want to join me in my fitness journey, feel free to visit my website. You can register there for a free Team Beachbody account. Look around the site. Research the different programs and supplements offered. There is a specific site for Shakeology®, go there and research the "healthiest meal of the day"! If you have any questions, email or message me. There is a special trial offer that runs through the end of July for those "on the fence" about programs and Shakeology®.. You can try 1 of 3 popular fitness programs, your choice of Shakeology® and get a free 30 day membership in the Team Beachbody Club, all for free--just pay shipping and tax (pay at the 30 day mark, or send it back and you pay nothing more). See my earlier entries for more information. If you go to my website, click shop, then click on the trial to learn even more. That's it for now. See you at the SUPERGYM!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Still Loving It!

I am still loving Les Mills Pump! I did Pump Extreme again this week.. loved it and Pump Revolution..same thing. I think those two are my favorite barbel exercises.. Long, and they hit every muscle! I don't know about you, but I like to be sore the next day.. I feel muscles I never knew I had :). I know people say that a lot, but I am serious. I can't wait to try more fitness programs..thinking I should at least try P90X, but I really want to try Turbo Fire! We'll see how it all goes. I am just finishing up my 5th week of Pump now.. so I have a while to worry about that.
Shakeology is becoming quite my addiction. I drink it daily around 4-430pm. It enables me to eat a very small dinner. My favorite recipe is chocolate Shakeology with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, a sprinkle of cinnamon, 1/2 banana, and sometimes a little PB2 or even extra protein powder (I use Beachbody's Chocolate or Vanilla Whey).. soo good! 

Here are 5 reasons you should drink Shakeology daily: (from their Blog)
  1. Your cravings for unhealthy foods can eventually disappear—and be replaced by cravings for healthy choices. It's true!
  2. You can save time! Replace one meal a day with Shakeology and that's one less meal to plan. Whip up your shake and go. It's fast food that's great for you.
  3. You can save money! If you drink Shakeology instead of eating lunch or dinner, you'll spend just $4 on your meal.
  4. You can save money, the sequel! As Shakeology improves your digestion, boosts your energy, and keeps you lean, you're bound to have fewer medical bills.
  5. You can keep the weight off! Studies show that people who eat breakfast every day are less likely to regain the weight. Furthermore, a protein-rich breakfast helps you feel full and reduces the tendency to snack throughout the day.
I just saw this recipe on the Shakeology's Blog .. will have to try

1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
½ cup almond milk
½ cup coffee
¼ tsp. cinnamon
2 drops vanilla extract

One more thing before I go get ready for the day... If you are "on the fence" about trying Beachbody's products.. they still have that trial offer for 3 popular Challenge packs. The Challenge Packs include 1 of 3 popular Fitness Programs, your choice of Shakeology (1 month supply), and a 30 day membership in Team Beachbody's club. Basically pay shipping plus tax on the pack and get to try it out before purchasing for 30 days! Love it? Then keep it and get charged on day 30! Don't love it? Send it back within 30 days from receiving and you don't get charged anything. What a deal. Go to my site, click shop then click "trial offer" to see the challenge packs offered for this deal. Want a different program? The rest of the Challenge Packs are discounted so you could always decide on those. 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

#Beachbody Trial Offer!! Limited Time!!

Try a Challenge Pack for FREE! This is an unheard of deal. Have you been wanted to try a Beachbody program but just didn't want to pay all at once? Beachbody came up with a way for you to try before you buy! This also includes a full 30 day supply of Shakeology (your choice of flavor)! Just pay $14.95 for shipping and handling plus tax. What better way to know that you WILL get results? Try a Challenge Pack for 30 days and if you don’t see results, return the entire pack, no questions asked. If you like it, keep it and pay for the pack after 30 days. The pack includes: • Your choice of P90X®, TurboFire®, or Brazil Butt Lift®• 30-day supply of Shakeology®• 30-day Team Beachbody® VIP Club membership. Just pay $14.95 for shipping and handling plus tax today (s&h is nonrefundable).* *Go to my website for full details. Click the shop tab and then click trial offers After your first 30 days, you’ll automatically receive and be billed for Shakeology and the benefits of VIP Club. ©

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vegan Chocolate Shakeology Now Available! For those of you who want vegan and chocolate.. Enjoy!

Another Day :)

It is early again and here I am again. I wasn't really into it this morning, but I am determined to make some changes with Les Mills Pump! My 4 month old must be growing, she was up a little earlier than our usual, so that makes mommy a little more sleepy. That's why I LOVE Energy and Endurance! It truly helps with energy when you need it.. no jitters.. no long lasting effects. Today is LES MILLS PUMP STEP.. love it .. short, sweet, and very intense. It builds up to a very intense workout. Until next time :)..

Monday, June 25, 2012

#Pump Revolution here I come

Back to the early morning workouts! So exciting, not! I am looking forward to a new one though. Still loving my Les Mills Pump! I am happy not to have to jump around too much so early in the morning. Thank goodness for Energy and Endurance. I am not kidding, it really works.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Challenge Yourself!

Most people are looking for the easy way out. They want the magic pill or magic cleanse, etc, to help them lose weight in the least amount of time. These types of methods, only work short term, if that! These methods may not be the best idea for health conscious people. If you truly want to lose weight, you need to have a sensible diet and exercise regularly. Have you wanted to try some of those programs you see on TV, such as P90X, Les Mills Pump, Insanity, or  Brazilian Butt Lift?  Beachbody offers many more than just these. Check out the website and click on shop to see all that are offered. These are complete programs with meal plans, calendar of classes, several dvds and all of the equipment you need to see results in an alotted time frame. If you are looking for nutritional supplements, there are several to choose from (vitamins, protein shakes, Shakeology, etc). Sign up to take the Beachbody Challenge ... workout, drink Shakeology and be entered to win cash prizes! Email me for more information.

Need a quick energy boost while feeding your body with protein and nutrients? Here you go!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Want to do what I do? Click for more info!! It is awesome!

Weekends are nice because I do not have to wake up at 330am to get my workout in! Today was day 27 of  Les Mills Pump! I still am loving it. I did move ahead in week 2.. and started pump and shred rather than continue with the pump and burn. I loved it, just wanted a longer workout. My biggest concerns have been my stretched out stomach (after having 3rd C section just about 4 months ago).. and I gladly will say that I have lost 3 inches in that area since starting Pump! That's crazy, because I didn't see that kind of noticeable change so soon with even Insanity! I will admit, I do something every day only took a break maybe 1 day so far. I have the deluxe set and I learned my lesson doing Chalene Extreme.. loved that workout too, just gained weight on it. I realized too late that I needed more cardio. The deluxe set of Les Mills Pump comes with a step with risers, extra weights and 3 extra cardio dvds. Those are great. Not too long, but intense enough so you don't feel like you are slacking in the least. I try and eat something every few hours (5 times a day) and definitely cut out straight bread.. I still eat carbs.. just no bread, pizza or even pasta for now. I notice I feel different the day after eating pasta for sure! So for now, it is working for me. One of my 5 "meals" is Shakeology... still love the Chocolate. I usually have at 430PM (after work). I really look forward to it. Having the shake, allows me to eat less at dinner..

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Busy mom is an understatement! Working full time plus 3 kids under age 10, keeps you on your toes. Thank goodness I found time for myself...although it is at the crack of dawn, while most are sound asleep. I love being able to workout to a complete program on my time. Right now I am doing Les Mills Pump and absolutely love it. I religiously drink Shakeology for 1 meal a day, favorite being chocolate.
I just had a baby 4 months ago and am still trying to lose the baby belly. I started Insanity about 6 weeks after my c section and then moved on to pump. I am in my 4 th week of it and am actually seeing some results! If you need a motivational coach to get you off your butt, sign up for free coaching at my website. Want to learn more about shakeology? Visit my shakeology site . Beachbody has a money back guarantee on Shakeology, they are that certain you will love it!