Hi Team!Welcome to July! I am SUPER excited because I am heading down to Nashville, TN for Team Beachbody Summit!! I am going to get to workout LIVE with Tony Horton, Shaun T, Chalene Johnson, Autumn Calabrese and Sagi AND get to get a SNEAK Peak at new programs, supplements, etc. But MOST important is that I get to hang out with our Team Inspire Coaches!! We have over 100 coaches coming from our Team and we are ready to have fun, workout together and party, all being paid by Team Beachbody! I cannot wait to give them all hugs!! If you have EVER thought of living a healthy, debt-free, INSPIRED life helping others, let’s chat! We will be having an INFO call 7/21. I will be sending out details.I made you a quick video with some updates: https://youtu.be/IbRdjzvIL_Q
As you may have seen in my last emails, I have been has some struggles myself with my nutrition and getting into a rut with my workouts. I’m a coach, not perfect! I decided enough was enough and I am completing my 3rd round of the 21 Day Ultimate Reset. I try to do this program once a year & knew I needed to get back on track. So with very limited workouts (I have been doing some running and PiYo, maybe 2 times a week max), I am proud to say I have lost 8 lbs & 5% body fat!! I am feeling amazing. My clothes are fitting better than ever. If you have fallen off the healthy wagon, know that I have been there and I can help. We are in this journey together! I want to hear from you and how I can help. NEVER give up on your health.
Check out the info below for tips, recipes, announcements and sales!
Team Engage CIZE Challenge Group
CIZE comes out July 20th and we have a Super Awesome group doing it together with cash prizes!! We are TEAMING UP with Team Engage to rock this dance party! Check out the event HERE (https://www.facebook.com/events/446832818819916/) & message me so I can get you info to be added. Check out these Test Group Results!
The NEW Performance Supplements (see below for more info or the video here https://youtu.be/VtjHVXO3f8I) coming out this week too and from my experience in the ELITE Coach Test Group you do NOT want to miss these!
Hot & Fit Summer Challenge Challenge Group is Starting!!
This is a 4 Week Online PRIVATE Health & Fitness motivation, support & accountability group to get you the summer body you have been dreaming of. You set your own path! Join like minded people who are ready to give up the excuses and get to work.
You will receive the following: *Complete in home fitness program that is specific for YOUR needs and YOUR fitness level *Complete Nutrition guide telling you what to eat and how much to eat *24/7 support from ME as your coach (texting, email, phone calls, FB messaging, whatever you NEED to stay on track!) *Daily accountability for nutrition and exercise *New friendships from those all working towards similar goals; a healthy lifestyle to feel confident and happy about the person you are on the inside and outside.
It just requires that you get a Beachbody program of your choice & Shakeology. Any Challenge Pack gets you in. Email me for more details.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!COMING JULY 20THGet fit and have fun with this new dance fitness program by Shaun T
Get into great shape at home with Shaun T’s latest dance fitness program. The four-week program is so much fun while you learn to dance you won’t even realize you are getting a great cardio workout. CIZE truly is “The end of exercize.”In each routine, Shaun breaks down the moves step-by-step, and builds them into a full dance sequence in just 35-40 minutes. So, while you are mastering the dance moves, you’ll also be burning fat and calories. And it’s all choreographed to the latest pop music to keep you energized and moving, so you’ll get a great workout while learning the kinds of dance moves you see in music videos and on dance shows. Stick with Shaun T and you’ll be dancing from Day One!
COMING SOON!AVAILABLE JULY 20THINTRODUCING BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE
Beachbody Performance is a breakthrough addition to the Beachbody nutrition catalogue. Designed by Harvard-trained scientists and rooted in cutting-edge exercise physiology and performance nutrition research, this premium supplement system offers a way to supercharge your performance—and your results—safely and effectively.
The system has four powder drinks formulated with key ingredients scientifically shown to be effective.
BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE ENERGIZE PRE-WORKOUT (Lemon Spark Flavor) – Improves intense exercise performance, increases energy and endurance, and sharpens focus, and reaction time.
BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE HYDRATE DURING-WORKOUT (Citrus Cooler Flavor) – Supports hydration during exercise, replaces electrolytes lost during exercise, fuels working muscles, and improves endurance.
PLUS: BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE CREATINE – This add-on has no flavor and mixes well with the Post-Workout formula to improve high intensity exercise performance, increase muscle strength and power, and enhance the effects of resistance training.
THIS SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR JULY ONLY!DON’T MISS OUT!21 DAY FIX CHALLENGE PACK
ON SALE ONLY $140
21 DAYS = FAST RESULTS
21 Day Fix is the fitness and nutrition program to help you lose up to 15 pounds in 21 days. Each workout is approximately 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week. The unique nutrition plan uses specifically portioned food storage containers that eliminate the guesswork from portion control – no weighing, measuring or counting calories, carbs or points. If it fits in the container, you can eat it and you’ll lose weight. When eaten in the right quantities, there are no foods that are off limits.
Everyone can do 21 Day Fix and get great results. Each workout has a modifier to show easier moves. The test groups included fit people as well as people with 100+ pounds to lose, to be sure that anyone could be successful with this program.
Need that extra “kick” to get you started on the road to your fitness success?
Try the 21 Day Fix Kickstart Challenge Pack.Only $180
You get everything that’s included in the 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack PLUS the 3-Day Refresh. The 3-Day Refresh alone is valued at $69.95.
If you’re looking to lose a few pounds quickly and/or to look and feel better in just 3 days you can use the 3-Day Refresh. The program is for those who have “fallen off the wagon” with their nutrition and want to get back on; anyone wanting to kick start clean eating habits for the first time; or anyone just wanting to prepare for a big event, milestone, or trip and look his or her best. The program is also for people seeking to undo the “damage” of a recent binge. Overall, this product is for anyone who wants to lose weight quickly, feel lighter, feel cleaner, improve digestion, feel healthier, curb cravings for junk food, or improve mental clarity.
21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese takes her simple color-coded container system for measuring perfect portions and applies it to 101 of her favorite family recipes to give you Fixate, a delicious approach to healthy weight loss. So you’re not just eating tasty, healthy foods-you’re eating just the right amount. Each Fixate recipe lists color-coded container equivalents and nutrition facts, so you can use Autumn’s system for measuring portions and make sure your nutrition is on track when you begin 21 Day Fix, 21 Fix EXTREME, or any other fitness program.
Plus, Fixate includes Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes along with Autumn’s personal tips for preparing meals quickly upgrading leftovers, and stocking your kitchen with absolute must-haves. Everything to help you get started in the kitchen, so you can finish strong during your workout.
5 Reasons to Start Meditating Nowby Tiffany Gagnon
Shut down your brain for 10 to 20 minutes every day and your life will drastically change for the better.
Previously, the benefits of meditation were merely products of speculation. But now scientific evidence, top athletes, and the world’s most powerful people are singing its praises. From stress reduction and weight loss to increased energy and enhanced sleep, meditation could be your most powerful prescription to date. Oh, yeah, and it’s free.
Think for a moment: What bugs you out? Chances are you have no trouble coming up with a long list of your day-to-day stressors. However, each morning you wake up with an opportunity to fight them off before they have a chance to come at you. “It’s easiest to meditate in the morning before your day has started, before you’ve checked your e-mail, or done anything,” says Dr. Christopher Vincent, sports physician and CEO of Altus Sports Institute in Santa Monica, CA. If you make it a daily habit, meditating can decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and honestly make your day that much easier to get through.
Meditating for 30 minutes each day reduces stress and, as a result, helps prevent emotional eating, suggests research from UC-San Francisco. When you bring mindfulness into the equation, you’re able to rationally assess how you’re feeling—whether you’re hungry or just bored—and make eating choices accordingly.
One of the best ways to fight fatigue is to take some time each day to detach yourself from all distractions. Kerry Bajaj, a certified health coach at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City says, “Meditation is going to make you feel better because you’re disconnecting from all the stimulation of life.” Close your eyes and take several deep breaths. Just a few minutes of daily meditation will help you start to feel less rushed, more in control, and reenergized. –
IMPROVE SLEEP QUALITY
A single sleepless night can impair brain function, mess with your eating habits, and screw up your immune system. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, practicing relaxation techniques during the daytime, like incorporating small bouts of meditation, can improve sleep quality during the night. By regularly practicing meditation, not only will you fall asleep faster, but you will also stay asleep for longer and wake up feeling more rested overall.
A strong immune system comes from a number of things: your diet, activity levels, and sleep quality, to name a few. What many people don’t know is that meditation has the power to seriously boost immune function. A study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine found that meditation can increase your body’s ability to ward off illness and infection. If you feel a cold coming on, or everyone in your office is passing around some wonky virus, take some extra time each morning to disconnect and build up your body’s defense.
HEALTHY SHAKEOLOGY CHOCOLATE PUDDING
What is it about summer that makes chocolate so much better? Is it the fact that the weather is beautiful? Is it the fact that you’re in vacation mode, which can make everything a tad sweeter? Or is it because–hello–its CHOCOLATE. I think we can safely say it’s a combo of the three.
Chocolate in any form is lovely, but now that school’s out, sneaking your kids’ pudding packs is harder to do without getting caught! So instead, why not whip up some healthy chocolate pudding by adding Shakeology into the mix. This way, you can enjoy the taste without feeling an ounce of guilt! It’s easy to make, so check out the recipe below:
Makes 4 servings
Total Time: 1 hr. 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
What You Need:
1½ scoops Chocolate Shakeology
1 ripe medium avocado
1 medium banana, cut into chunks
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
What You Do:
Place Shakeology, avocado, banana, almond milk, and lemon juice in blender; cover.
Blend until smooth. (If too thick add additional almond milk.)
Pour into four dessert cups; refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until set.
IN THIS ISSUE
CHALLENGE PACK PROMOTIONS EXTENDED SALES -21 Day Fix
-21 Day Fix Kickstart
-21 Day Fix EXTREME
-21 Day Fix EXTREME Kickstart
COMING LATER THIS MONTH
-Shaun T’s new program, CIZE
-Beachbody PerformanceINTRODUCING -“Fixate”, new cookbook by Autumn Calabrese
ARTICLES -5 Reasons To Start Meditating
-Finding Fitness Motivation
RECIPES Shakeology: Healthy Chocolate PuddingSUCCESS STORY
THIS SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR JULY ONLYGET EXTREME RESULTS WITH THE 21 DAY FIX EXTREME WORKOUT
Challenge Pack now on sale for only $140!!
21 Day Fix EXTREME is ideal for those with a dramatic short-term weight loss deadline–such as an upcoming vacation, photo shoot, or other big event. It’s an excellent next step for 21 Day Fix graduates ready for a new challenge or graduates of other extreme programs like P90X, Insanity, and FOCUS T25. Fix EXTREME is also great for those who don’t have much weight to lose, but want to get shredded and see abs; those with a “no BS” attitude toward workouts and nutrition; or anyone who doesn’t want to count calories, weigh their food, or follow complicated recipes.
What’s the difference between 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme?
21 Day Fix EXTREME takes the proven fitness and nutrition approach of the original to the next level with cleaner eating and more challenging workouts. Fix EXTREME still uses simple boot camp style workouts for 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week, but at much higher intensity: most moves are weighted; breaks are shorter; there are more options to add intensity; and even the modified moves are more challenging. Fix EXTREME’s nutrition plan still uses simple portion control, but this time the eating is 100% clean: treats like wine or chocolate are no longer allowed; many less nutritious food options have been removed; there are new clean recipes; and Autumn’s personal “Countdown to Competition” plan, designed to get anyone in competition-level shape in just 21 days, is a new option. Both programs are based on easy-to-follow workout moves and simple portion control.
Often, it’s all too easy for an individual to say that they’re going to begin a routine that facilitates a healthy and fit lifestyle. In reality, many individuals fail to actually achieve their pre-defined personal fitness goals. While there are several reasons why this occurs, the primary reasons are typically a lack of self-discipline, focus and time.
In addition, many individuals place a higher importance on caring for the people in their lives above their own health. In reality, if an individual simply dedicates a set amount of time to focus on their personal health, fitness and mental well-being, they typically find that all aspects of their life improve, and are better able to care for the individuals in their life as a result.
The intent of this article is to discuss several methods that can be used to maintain an individual’s motivation towards a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle
There are countless benefits associated with living a lifestyle that is filled with good health, nutrition and mental wellness. By achieving a proper weight level, an overweight person can reduce their risk of the following diseases:
Reduce their risk of heart disease by up to 25%
Reduce their risk of diabetes by up to 64%
Reduce their risk of a heart attack by 29%
Reduce their risk of having high cholesterol by 33%
Reduce their risk of asthma by 30%
Reduce their risk of dying from any cause by 16%
Reduce their risk of stomach cancer by 10%
Reduce their risk of gallstones by 60%
Reduce their risk of esophageal cancer by 55%
Reduce their risk of osteoarthritis by 12%
Reduce their risk of having high blood pressure by 44%
For individuals that are obese, becoming healthy and fit will reduce these risks even further. For example, an obese person will reduce their risk of acquiring the following diseases listed below:
Reduce their risk of heart disease by up to 77%
Reduce their risk of diabetes by up to 88%
Reduce their risk of a heart attack by 48%
Reduce their risk of having high cholesterol by 29%
Reduce their risk of asthma by 39%
Reduce their risk of dying from any cause by 33%
Reduce their risk of stomach cancer by 63%
Reduce their risk of gallstones by 60%
Reduce their risk of esophageal cancer by 68%
Reduce their risk of osteoarthritis by 25%
Reduce their risk of having high blood pressure by 66%.
In addition, being fit will allow an overweight person to spend 27% less time at the pharmacy, 51% less for individuals that are obese. Staying in shape and physically fit will improve an individual’s energy level, mental focus, attitude, self-confidence and general sense of well-being.
Methods to Motivate Yourself
The following methods can assist in creating an overall health and fitness approach that is directed towards achieving your personal fitness goals. The primary items to remember are that for most individuals to obtain good health and fitness, they must incorporate a comprehensive fitness routine that facilitates a healthier lifestyle.
This includes eating healthier, exercising more, and taking the time to calm and relax the mind. By doing so, the benefits associated with good health will far outweigh the effort associated with adjusting to a new lifestyle approach.
Write Down the Benefits Associated with Modifying your Lifestyle:When people take the time to write down why they are making a change to their personal lifestyle, they tend to increase not only their level of enthusiasm, but their probability of success as well. This approach can work well for an individual who is modifying their lifestyle for the benefit of their health.
An individual can take the time to literally write down the benefits that they will will obtain by simply incorporating a nutritious diet and fitness routine into their life. For some individuals, it is even more motivating to place their health benefits where they can see and read them everyday.
For instance, some individuals choose to place their list of health benefits in the closet where they pick out their clothes for the day each morning (which may be especially beneficial if one of the goals of the individual is to lose weight). Another location may be on the bathroom mirror, where the individual can read their personal health benefits after their morning shower. Yet another location may be on the outside of the refrigerator, where the individual can read their health benefits prior to deciding what to eat.
While some individuals may find it beneficial to write down their personal health benefits, others may find it sufficient to simply specify a time where they give thought to their personal health benefits. This time could be when the individual awakens in the morning and is beginning to put together their day’s events, or it could be at the end of the day when they are giving thought to the upcoming day.
Either way, continually reminding yourself as to why you are focusing on a healthy nutritional diet and a fitness routine can be an excellent method for maintaining a high level of motivation.
Set Goals:Setting goals is also important for maintaining a high level of motivation. Every individual should set short-term and long-term health and fitness goals. The short-term goals should facilitate the obtainment of the long-term goals.
For example, an individual may define one of their short-term goals to lose 10 pounds per month and one of their long-term goals to ultimately lose 60 pounds. Another example would be setting a series of short-term goals associated with jogging specific distances, and the long-term goal of participating in a mini marathon (i.e. jogging 13 miles).
The series of short-term goals could be to to jog 1 mile per day, three times a week, for the first month, followed by increasing the distance over time until the individual can jog for a continuous 13 miles. The series of short-term goals may encompass 6 to 9 months to achieve, while the long-term goal may be set for 1 year.
Once a short-term or long-term goal is achieved, you should reward yourself in some way. For this reason, it is recommended that all short-term and long-term goals be written down. By writing your personal fitness goals on paper, it becomes easier to stay focused and on schedule.
All short and long-term goals should be measurable. Rather than defining a personal fitness goal as “my goal is to be fit,” a better approach to setting the goal would be “I want to lose a specific percentage of body fat in 12 weeks.”
Always make sure that the goals are attainable, especially the short-term goals. In many instances, individuals set short-term and long-term goals that are simply unobtainable, and subsequently lose their motivation, become frustrated, and give up their fitness routine altogether.
Make Your Fitness Routine Enjoyable: If an individual’s fitness routine is something that they feel they have to do instead of something they want to do, it can become an unpleasant task that they would rather not complete. It this becomes the case, the individual will be much less likely to achieve their personal fitness goals.
One way to eliminate this situation is to choose fitness activities that are personally enjoyable and incorporate them into your fitness routine. For instance, if you enjoy the peacefulness of the mountains or the ocean, then add walking, jogging, or running in the mountains or at the beach to your normal routine. If you used to swim or play tennis in high school, then you may want to begin swimming or playing tennis again.
Another approach is to vary the types of fitness activities that you incorporate into your fitness routine. By doing so, you will add a level of variety to your fitness routine and reduce the boredom associated with doing the same types of exercises week in and week out.
Recruit a Friend: Finally, it may beneficial to recruit a friend or family member into your fitness routine. There are several benefits associated with adding a workout partner to your fitness routine.
First, there may be various fitness activities that your workout partner enjoys performing that you may not have participated in. By trying new and different fitness activities, you will add variety to your overall workout routine.
Second, by including a workout partner in your fitness routine, you will have someone to provide motivation, add enjoyment to your workouts, and decrease your likelihood of skipping a workout due to the commitment you have made to your workout partner.
With the diversity of lifestyles that individuals lead, there are countless reasons why an individual may find it difficult to regularly exercise. One of the primary reasons that many individuals face when embarking on a fitness routine is lack of motivation, determination, and focus.
However, these obstacles can be minimized by writing down the benefits associated with a healthy lifestyle, setting personal fitness goals, varying the fitness routine and recruiting a workout partner. Even though the change in an individual’s lifestyle can be difficult to adjust to, the benefits associated with living a life filled with good health, nutrition and fitness far outweigh the discipline and time required to do so.
She lost 112 pounds doing the Beachbody Challenge. She did it while doing Slim in 6, combined with the 21 Day Fix and Shakeology. She also had the support of her challenge group. She entered her results into the Beachbody Challenge and won $6000 and a trip to Los Angeles!
You too can be a winner! Contact your Team Beachbody coach and ask how!