Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday Deals

I want to help you get healthy this holiday season!  Give yourself the gift of health & fitness!  Between now & midnight tonight I will give you $10 cash back on any challenge pack order, plus a spot in my Holiday Survival Challenge, & a $20 coupon to use on a future Beachbody purchase.  You will get accountability, motivation, and my personal support to get healthy this holiday season.  Send me a message at for more information!  Or click on this link to buy your challenge pack now!
Act fast, this is offer is limited to the first 5 orders.

In addition to my personal special deals, Beachbody has some amazing sales that go live at 3PM/EST today (Wed., Nov. 27).  Quantities are limited & some items will sell out fast.  Check out the deals below.  If you see something your like, simply click on the link below the item description to make your purchase!

Workout Programs: 
Turbo Fire: My personal FAVORITE workout of all time with my favorite trainer, Chalene Johnson.  If you love to shake your booty & want to get in seriously good shape at the same time, this is the program for you!
Turbo Fire deluxe DVDs $29.95 (50% savings)

Turbo Fire Complete System $99.95 (58% savings)

Insanity:The Asylum: Maximize your sports performance in just 30 days with Shaun T. & build your speed, coordination, agility, & power with drills inspired by pro athletes! Plus you will get a FREE chin-up bar with your order.
Insanity: The Asylum $89.85 (40% savings)

P90X : Go from regular to ripped in just 90 days with the man himself, Tony Horton!  Plus you will get a FREE chin-up bar with your order.
P90X $199.85 (33% savings)

Tai Cheng: Great for those looking to build core strength, work on stability, & balance.
 Tai Cheng $53.87 (50% savings)

Hip Hop Abs Dance Party Series: If you are looking for two super-fun abs workouts for one great price, this is the deal for you.  You will get the Rockin' Abs & Hard Body workouts on one DVD & you'll be ready to dance your way to some rockin' hot abs with Shaun T.
Hip Hop Abs Dance Party Series $9.95 (50% savings)

Fuel Shot: Kick start your energy & recovery with this deal. Buy one, get one FREE 
Fuel Shot $49.95 (50% savings)

M.A.X. Creatine : Gives you a blast of extra strength & builds muscle.  Buy one, get one FREE
M.A.X. Creatine $29.95 (50% savings)

Energy & Endurance 90 day Tub: Improve your energy, strength, endurance, & focus with all-natural energizers, electrolytes, essential B vitamins, amino acids, and advanced nitric oxide boosters.
Energy & Endurance 90 day Tub $39.95 ($50 savings)

Beachbody Jump Mat: Get high-impact results without high-impact injuries.  Save your joints with this awesome jump mat!
Beachbody Jump Mat $24.95 (59% savings)

Stability + Medicine Ball Combo Pack: Strengthen your core with these great tools!
Stability + Medicine Ball Combo Pack $49.95 (61% savings)

Beachbody Squishy Ball: Tighten & tone your abs & sculpt your inner thighs with this awesome little resistance tool.
Beachbody Squishy Ball: $3.95 (69% savings)

Step with 4 Risers: Weight bench, cardio-conditioning tool, and targeted sculpting tool all in one piece of equiptment!
Step with 4 Risers $49.95 (50% savings)

Skin Care:
Derm Exclusive: Micro Peel Resurfacing Pads + Jar: $18.55 (38% savings)

Derm Exclusive: Intensive Repair Serum: $14.95 (38% savings)

Derm Exclusive: Collagen Lift Moisturizer : $19.95 (38% savings)

Derm Exclusive: Fill & Freeze Treatment Pen 5-pack: $39.95 (64% savings)

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

In an effort to clean up some Thanksgiving favorites the kids & I made this AMAZING pumpkin cranberry bread.  Not only did the kiddos love helping me in the kitchen to make this bread, they loved gobbling up this yummy holiday treat.

1. Preheat oven to 350 & grease bottoms of loaf pans with coconut oil.  (2 loaf pans - 8 1/2x 4 1/2x 2 1/2)

2. Mix 15 ounces (1 can) pure pumpkin puree, 1 cup raw honey, 2/3 cup stevia, 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce, 2 teaspoons vanilla, & 4 eggs in a large bowl.

3. Stir in 3 cups whole wheat flour (you could also use spelt flour, quinoa flour, unbleached all purpose flour, or the flour of your choice), 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ground all spice, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.

4. Stir in 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries & 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional).

5. Divide batter evenly between loaf pans & bake 50-60 minutes.

6. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes in the pans.  Then loosen the loaves from the sides of the pan with a butter knife, remove from pans, & allow to continue cooling on a wire rack.

*Wrap tightly & store at room temperature for about 4 days or refrigerate up to 10 days.  You could also make several loaves & freeze this for use throughout the holiday season.

Click here for more clean eating recipes!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Black Bean Brownies

With the holiday season upon us my brain & stomach automatically seek out baked goods!  That can spell trouble for a clean eater.  But I am doing my best to seek out clean baked goods, or clean up old classics, testing them out & then passing the successful recipes on to you!  Our first baked good adventure was Black Bean Brownies.  As you can see, they are kid tested & Fit Momma approved.  Try out this recipe, share it with friends & family & let me know if they can figure out the "secret ingredient."  Annie's guess for the secret ingredient was LOVE!  Awwww...isn't she sweet?!?

Black Bean Brownies
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed well)
1/2 cup 100% cocoa
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 cup spelt flour (you could use almond or quinoa flour as well)
1/4 tsp. sea salt

*Optional: unsweetened coconut flakes, sliced raw almonds, or 2 Tbls. dark chocolate chips to sprinkle on top.

Directions: Rinse the beans WELL! Put all ingredients into the blender & blend for approx. 2 mins.  Pour batter into a greased 8x8 pan.  If desired, top with coconut, almonds, or dark chocolate chips.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Survival Challenge - Maintain, Don't Gain!

Did you know that the average woman gains 2 lbs. during the holiday season?  That may not sound like much, but it's enough to make your favorite jeans too tight, or give you a little muffin top.  I don't know about you, but that's not what I want Santa to leave in my stocking!

Tis the season for parties, get-togethers, and office snacks galore. Cookies, pie, and a nice glass of wine...these are a few of my favorite holiday treats & I still have them.  What's different now?  I use moderation, portion control, and good planning to enjoy the occasional treat & avoid the dreaded "holiday spread."  Would you like to enter the holiday season with a plan for success?  Would you like to have the healthiest holiday yet?  The Holiday Survival Challenge can help you with just that!

What are the benefits of joining a challenge group?
*Individual support from me, your coach!  I have been there before, I started out just like you, looking to get healthy and stay accountable through the holidays.
*Clean Eating tips, recipes, & meal plans - learn how the clean eating lifestyle can change you body, increase your energy level, and can be a positive change for your entire family!
*Accountability - you will have an online community of people who are all there for the same purpose - to have a healthy holiday season.  We will all check in to the group each day & support each other to keep making healthy choices.
*Holiday party tips, recipes, and how to navigate the grocery store.

Interested in joining?  Complete this application:
Send me a message at or find me on Facebook . I look forward to helping you have the healthiest holiday yet!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Meal planning, the secret to my healthy success!

It took me a long time to see the value of meal planning.  I thought, why take the extra time to plan out my meals when I can just wing it & do just fine.  Right?  WRONG!  Because when I wing it & leave my food to chance I leave too much room for laziness, cheats, and quick-fix junk.  That is NOT going to help me reach my goals, it is not going to make my family healthy, & it's not going to teach my kids the healthy habits I want them to have in life.
Now I make a meal plan every Sunday.  But to me, it's more than just a meal plan, it's a plan for success!  I keep all of our weekly activities & schedules in mind & then map out all of our meals & snacks to match our time constraints for the week.  I then use my meal plan as a guide to my grocery shopping.  I stick to the perimeter of the store - grabbing my fresh fruits & veggies, stocking up on the lean proteins, some eggs & almond milk from the dairy isle - avoiding all the highly process, chemical sh*t storm in the middle isles.
When I get home I clean & prep veggies for easy snacking & place them at eye-level so they are the first thing we see when we open the fridge.
So what does a clean eating meal plan look like?  We eat 5-6 small meals/snacks each day, eating every 2 1/2 - 3 hours.  I pair a lean protein with a complex carb (fruit or veggie) to keep my metabolism burning.  Highly processed foods with lots of chemical junk that I can't pronounce is off limits.  Starchy carbs are used sparingly & refined sugars are little to none.  This healthy eating lifestyle is one that my entire family has been following for over a year now.  It is sustainable, affordable, and makes us feel GREAT!
Would you like more tips on how to make a meal plan or to learn more about clean eating?  Drop me a line at or find me on Facebook at . I'd love to help your family start living a healthy lifestyle.

Looking for some clean eating recipes?  Click here to check out my family's favorites.