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Fit Club Tuesday!

It’s Tuesday AGAIN!  Gosh these weeks are just flying by already! 

Fit Club Workout:

Brazil Butt Lift again tonight.  We are focusing on one workout per month.  So, tonight we will be doing Cardio Axe and Bum Bum Rapido.  These are fun workouts and we laugh and giggle through the whole thing each week.  I love having fun and getting healthy at the same time!!

Did you know that if you order your workouts from a Team Beachbody Coach (me!!! for one!!) you get extra bonuses?

If you order Brazil Butt Lift through my website, or your team beachbody account, you get:

Leandro’s Secret Weapon Workout!

That just sounds scary 🙂

Additional bonus workouts are available with P90X ( 2 free workouts) , Body Gospel, 10 minute trainer, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Slim in 6, Hip Hop Abs, and Turbo Jam.  So, if you want to purchase any of these workouts, be sure to go through a coach!

Also, one of my FAVORITE workouts – CHALEAN EXTREME is ON SALE!  whoo!!!  It is $30 off.  the discount will show up when you add it to your cart!  If you are a club member, you will still get your 10% discount and coaches still get the 25% discount!

Another great thing – There is a CLEARANCE sale on P90X Bars and P90X Results and Recovery Formula..

Some absolute great deals if you are looking for great products!

I am at the hospital with a friend, so I’ll post the Fit Club recipe tomorrow.  I don’t have all my wonderful cookbooks with me today!

Beachbody booth today!

Hope you can stop by and see me today at St. Pauls’ Methodist Church in Joplin.  I’ll be there from 9-4 with my Beachbody booth!

Remember if you want to start a new fitness program or get started on Shakeology on the 1st you need to order by December 21!  Order today at Missouri Fit Club or from your account at Team Beachbody if you already have signed up to be my customer!  Prices are the same and you get a few bonuses on certain programs ( P90X comes with 2 bonus workouts!!) when you order through a coach!
Let’s really rock those New Year’s Resolutions this year!!  I can help you reach your goals!

short and sweet

No, I am not talking about me,  I am short, but not always sweet…..

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet.  I am off to share the Beachbody love at the Freeman Hospital Children’s Miracle Market.  This is a great cause and a part of my comission goes to CMN!  Stop by and see me if you are in the area!  I’d love it!

With thanks to you all, I am also donating $60 to breast cancer research and awareness from the Shakeology HD Sales from last month!  Thank you to all that purchased. I know that you are happy to help me contribute to such a great cause and that you are doing your body good!!!!!

Fit club Monday!

Good Morning! It’s Monday again and that means it’s another Fit Club Monday! I will be traveling today and unable to hold class tonight. I’ll be getting my workout done first thing this morning and out of the way – over and done. I like that best. Getting it done first thing means I don’t try to come up with some excuse or life just gets in the way. I highly recommend you do the same. You will feel better, have more energy throughout the day and knowing that it is done is a great feeling!!

Take a moment to watch this video and if you see something you’d like more info on, just let me know.

Today’s recipe comes from The Eat Clean Diet Recharged by Tosca Reno. I love this cookbook. It is full of info as well as great recipes. The Recharged version is better in my opinion, more vegetarian recipes!! I love that, it even has a vegan meal plan for a week. If you want to try this way of eating, this is a GREAT plan. Go ahead and try it, you will love it! The cookbook also includes: gluten free meal plan, family meal plan, and Cooler 1 and 2 plans. It even gives you the grocery list. So easy.

Sweet Potato Oat Bars
The Eat Clean Diet Recharged! by Tosca Reno

1 tbsp olive oil
5 sweet potatoes, washed an dtrimmed of fibers (potatoes should be the same size)
4 cups oats ( the 3-5 minute kind)
3/4 cup skim milk (or soy, rice or almond) soured with 1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup finely ground flaxseed
1/2 cup maple syrup (use the 100% maple syrup, not Aunt Jemima)
2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
2 Tbsp coconut butter ( also known as coconut oil)
1/2 cup dried fruits (raisins, dates, cherries and/or blueberries) chopped
1/2 cup raw unsalted nuts (almonds, walnuts and/or pecans) chopped
pinch sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9″x13″ (1″deep) baking dish by coating lightly with olive oil.
2. Prick sweet potatoes all over. Place in oven and bake until tender. Remove from oven and let cool. When cool enought to handle, remove potatoe peels and place flesh in large mixing bowl. Leave oven on and set heat to 400 degrees F.
3. Add all remaining ingredients to sweet potato mixture. Mix well.
4. Press into prepared baking pan. Bake for 30-35 mins or until golden on top.
5. Remove from heat and let cool. Cut into squares.

Nutritional Value Per Serving: Calories 189, Calories from Fat 43, Protein 6g, Carbs 31g, Total Fat 5.5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g, Fiber 4g, Sodium 20 mg, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sugar 8g

Exercise Plateau’s

Everyone has hit the dreaded plateau. How do you overcome it? I have found that if I back off the exercise for a few days (no more than 1 week), then hit it hard again, it helps me break through the plateau.

Diet is key to losing weight. Exercise is another very important part of the process. You must burn more calories than you take in. Most times, this is easier said than done. Since I’ve gotten the Bodybugg, I’ve found that I eat more than I thought and move less than I thought! UGH! My weight is staying steady, but I’d like to lose those last 5 lbs.

Eat foods that are high in fiber, whole grains, fruits and veggies for the best results. Weight lifting will turn fat to muscle and muscle as we all know burns more calories. Cardio helps to burn off the fat. A nice balance of diet, cardio and weight lifting will get the best results.

Here are some great tips from Beachbody on breaking through the plateau:

I’m a Pusher too!

I found this post by Chalene Johnson, creator of Turbo Jam, Turbo Kick and Chalean Extreme. I wanted to share it with you all today. I know exactly how she feels. Brian and I went through our first bag of chocolate Shakeology in just one week because I was giving out so many samples. I LOVE this stuff! It really works!! When I find something that I love and think works, I can’t stop talking about it! I want everyone to try it. I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to try it. So, I know exactly what Chalene is talking about when she says that she is a pusher!!!

Here’s Chalene’s post:

I’m a pretty humble person. I don’t ask for favors, or special treatment. I don’t name drop or expect that people should treat me like a VIP. I won’t cut in line even when a friend waves me up. I play by the rules and know that everyone is important. I think it’s rude when people act like they are entitled or that people should help them out because of their name, or who they are, or what they’ve done, their money, their status, whatever. One of my biggest pet peeves is my fellow fitness instructors who think they’re “all that” and the “club” owes them something because their classes are full. Get over yourself! In my book, the grocery store CEO is just as important as the kid who bags your bread and milk.

Which is why today I an apologizing. Publically.

The truth is in a moment of weak desperation, I pulled a “J.Lo” on Wednesday. Well I didn’t request white M&M;’s and all white flowers in my dressing room. Nope. Just a little help in the Shakeology department. And I know an apology with an explanation is not really an apology, but I believe my Shakeology Apology warrants a teeny tiny explanation. You see…ever since Shakeology arrived at our door step, things in my household have changed.

Now before I go further.. know this. I’m not paid to endorse Shakeology. I have no stock in the company. No one at Beachbody has ever even asked me to “try it” let alone to talk about it. I have no relationhip with Shakeology, other than we since we met, i have fallen madly in love. First I fell head over heels which peaked Bret’s curiosity. Skeptical, Bret was a “believer” after two shakes. Next, my 11 year old (who refuses to eat anything green or that comes from nature), then my 9 year old, my father-in-law, my Mom, and all my exercise partners all fell under the spell of Shakeology. I admit when my bag of shakeology was full and heavy, it felt like it was last forever. I shared my bag of shakeology readily back in those early days of this month. I passed around my Shakeology like MC Hammer shared his money in those early days when record deal money was plentiful.

I’m a “pusher”. When I find something that’s amazing, whether it’s a new push-up bra, the worlds greatest George Foreman Grill, self-tanner, whatever it is that works like a charm, I tell the world. I push it. I like things that work! I share my findings.

So, naturally I grabbed my bag of Shakeology to pack for our upcoming family vacation (8 days in Maui, Hawaii.) If felt light. Panic overcame my being. A wave of hot blood rushed into my face. I thought, “Oh my gawd! We leave in 3days. This will NEVER last and I don’t have time to order more!!!” I freaked. There was only one thing to do.

I puffed my chest up and decided to see if I could pull any strings at Beachbody. I’ve sold ’em a couple of million videos. That should be worth a favor or two.. right?? “May I ask whose calling?” the receptionist asked. “Yes, Chalene Johnson of Turbo Jam and ChaLEAN Extreme” I announced proudly. She was unimpressed. Probably President of the Shawn T fan club. Next, I found my go-to-girl, the gal with the beautiful smile who always says, “of course! What else can I do to help”, The lovely Leili in the production department. I pleaded my case. I told her how I had been to generous with my monthly supply and now I was nearly out! I begged her to ship me two bags…FedEx..priority am delivery. I didn’t expect it for free or anything. I mean, come on. I’m not a mooch. “Lieli, I don’t expect it for free. Just charge it to my friend Tony Horton’s account (I mean come on… P90X is on tv all day everyday! He can spot me on this one… right???)

She did. It worked. Leili came through! It was mid afternoon the next day when the UPS man drove up. I sprinted to his truck, my eyes bulging, body bloated and weak. Digestion irregular and blood sugars all a skew. I was panting, shaking and foam was frothing from he corners of my mouth (I was 4 hours past my daily scheduled Shakeology). He started to dismount his truck, box in hand. “Give it to me!” I shouted as I grabbed the package from the man dressed in brown.

I apologize for my behavior. With blender whirling and smell of chocolate with a hint of wheat grass, I felt the anxious excitment that a drug addict must feel when they score another hit of heroine.

Beachbody has several protein and meal replacement shakes. I’ve tried and used them all. You’ve never seen me blog about them. I’ve been in the fitness profession for 20 years. I’ve tried every shake, vitamin and protein suppliment. You can imagine because of the huge network of intstructors and customers of my company, on a monthlly basis I’m sent samples of every miracle nutrient, drink, vitamin, water, protein source, and shake you can imagine. I’ve tried them all. You’ve NEVER heard me encourage people to try them. I’ve talked about things I find yummy or tasty with decent nutrients. But Shakeology is in a class of it’s own. Period.

Unfortunately you can only get it from a coach. Some say it’s expensive. I say… DO YOUR RESEARCH! It’s cheap! You show me a meal with this many veggies, protein, enzymes, fruit blends, probiotics and vitamins that is this low in calorie and I’ll show you something much more expensive or that doesn’t have as much ! it can’t be done. It’s less than a cup of Starbucks. Get a clue! It’s cheap. Sure it’s more than what you’ve been paying for your normal meal replacement, but this is a total health drink. It’s super cheap if you become a coach. Don’t quote me here, but you get it about $30 cheaper if your’e coach with Now I am ineligible to be coach (because I’m a trainer with BeachBody) so I’ve been ordering it from my coach as customer. (Well, except for in this recent tantrum!)

BeachBody has just come out with Shakeology and it is truly amazing. Not only does it have all the great stuff I just mentioned but it tastes really really good (I have some GREAT recipes to really make it taste like a dream! Don’t just mix it with water and shake it. Boring! Visit my blog later this week for my fav recipes!

It really does take great! You don’t have to just take my word for it, take the word of a “very picky eater!!!”, my son 12 year old son Brock. Now let me tell you about my sweet son Brock, he HATES vegetables. I understand. I hated veggies til I was an adult. For years my Mom tried and for years, I found creative ways to dispose of the green stuff on my plate without her knowing. The other day Brock and I had a very touching moment. I made him is afternoon protein shake. He gulped it down, commenting, “That was good, but it tasted different today. Did you put something different in it?” I sat down next to him and broke the news to him. “Son, you just had your daily serving of veggies!” For the first time in his 12 year life, a complete days serving of fruits and vegetables and he liked it! Now granted… I needed his shake to taste a lot like what he’s used to, so I added the same stuff I always put in his protein shakes, a lil peanut butter and some fat free frozen yogurt. But it was the most nutritious meal he had probably had in his life. I felt a tear roll down my face. ( oh come on! Not really, but it makes the story). Seriously as a mom it gives such peace of mind knowing I can whip up a yummy shake hand it to my child and know he is getting so many great things his growing body needs.

Learn more…

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More than 70 different ingredients were chosen from around the world for their potency and bioavailability (the ability to deliver the nutrients your body needs). Here are the key nutrient groups that these ingredients deliver:*

Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build long, lean muscles and reduce food cravings

Prebiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients to help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases

Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health.

If you live in my area and would like a sample to try, please let me know. Contact me at

Order your Shakeology today at

You will be glad you did!!!!

Fit Club Classes!

Every Monday I offer fit club classes to the public for no charge! Yes, I said no charge!!! You can come and try the Beachbody workouts before you decide which one to buy!! We have a great time and always get a good workout in.

Last night Krisit, Irene and Linde showed up for a little Ten Minute Trainer action!! We did the warm-up, cardio, lower body and yoga flex. It was a great 30 min workout. I really felt the skater lunges and the yoga was a nice way to end the workout. Good cool down and stretch. I really do love the yoga flex workout. Quick 10 mins of stretching/yoga. It moves pretty fast, but I always feel so good afterwards.

If you are interested in joining us, send me an email at and I’ll get you the details. No pressure, just fun and sweat!!

Hope to see you all soon on Mondays!!


Chalean Extreme Push 2

I did push 2 last night with my workout buddies! We had a good time, worked out hard and sweat a lot!

I have really increased my weights. I am lifting 9 lbs for the flys, and using 24 lbs for the lower body workouts. I am ready to bump up to 30 lbs for the next lower body workout. I never thought I’d be lifting this heavy. I LOVE IT! The balance lunges with weights were hard last night. You lunge forward, lift the back leg into a dead lift. I can tell that I haven’t been doing as much yoga, my balance is not as good as it used to be. Time to get busy with yoga again.

I’m still waiting on the fit bit to be released. I’m really looking forward to getting it. I had a really good pedometer, but can’t find it since we moved. I know it is here somewhere, but not sure where. The Fit Bit does so much more. I can’t wait to get my hands on one!!!!

Be sure and check out my webpage for all kinds of info on fitness and nutrition.

I am looking to add 3 people that want to make some serious money working from home. If you are interested, please contact me at You must be wanting to work 5-10 hours per week, be willing to workout and use the products.

I’ll post tomorrow about Burn Intervals and Extreme Abs!


November 6, 2008

I just finished Hip Hop Abs Sculpt 2. This one got me sweating!! I used the weighted hand gloves again. I love the Boom Slide and those plank moves are killer!!

Here is the Beachbody description of this workout:

Hip Hop Abs® Ultimate Results – $ 59.85
Take your results to the next level with 3 more advanced workouts. PLUS—get 96% more muscle activity with premium weighted gloves!

Ab Sculpt 2 Revolutionary ab-sculpting moves work your entire core to give you tight, toned, sexy abs—without doing sit-ups or crunches!

This is the second level of the Hip Hop Abs Series. I think that it is better than the first one. I got more of a workout. It has 20 mins of cardio abs and then 8 mins of floor work and then a cool down and stretch.

This video includes 1224 ab moves and 32 squats and 48 lunges.

I had a fun day yesterday. My friend and I went to Tulsa and met my parents. My mom got great news about her liver disease. YEAH!!!! We had a nice lunch and went to Whole Foods! I so wish we had a Whole Foods closer to home. I love having such great produce. I got the best honeycrisp apples. I know that I should have bought more, they are almost gone already. We had thunderstorms last night and tornado warnings. Strange for this time of year, but it has been so warm. I have been trying to get out and enjoy the weather for a little each day. I know that it will cool off before too long. I’m not ready for that.

Tomorrow is Booty Sculpt and the Booty Sculpt Challenge. I love the Dance Party Series of Hip Hop Abs. Probably my favorite ones of all the Hip Hop Abs.

I am a coach with Beachbody. Beachbody offers great fitness programs, amazing nutritional supplements and wonderful support and motivation. Check out my webpage at

Be sure to take advantage of WOWY. WOWY (Work out with you) is our online super gym. Beachbody gives away prizes daily just for logging your workout. You can win up to $1000 or other cool prizes such as ipods, digital cameras and camcorders. All you have to do is go to and join as a team beachbody member. Fill out a quick form and upload a picture (headshot is okay) and you are ready to go. You don’t have to do Beachbody workouts to be eligible. Walking, jogging, swimming, bike riding – whatever exercise you like to do.

If you love helping other people reach their goals, then join Beachbody as a fitness coach. It is a great way to earn extra money and you save 25% on all purchases. I will be there every step of the way to help you.

So, if you are looking to have better health, just like to eat good, healthy foods or exercise, join me on this wonderful journey.

I look forward to seeing where this leads us all.