Blog for Mom Fitness | Week in Review

Blog for Mom Fitness | Week in Review

Week 3 of P90x3, Team Mom Bod Squad unites, Gorgeous weather, Toddler Sass and a cheerleader

Week 3 of P90x3 and some Toddler Sass

I really can’t believe that I’m wrapping up Week 3 of P90x3.  I was honestly super nervous to start this program because I thought it would be way too hard and was fearful that I would want to quit!  It’s crazy to say that this might be my favorite workout to date (I know I say that a lot!)  But the thing that I love the most about P90x3 is the VARIETY!  I’m doing different workouts everyday and mixing it up with weighted cardio, body weight workouts, yoga, and anything that Tony comes up with!

This little lady (who is approaching threenager stage 🙂 ) has been present in my workouts.  There have been some breaks for snuggles, snacks, toddler meltdowns, etc. but its better than not doing anything right?  I used to think that I had to do everything perfect and couldn’t stop to have success.  Well that is just unrealistic so if that excuse is stopping you from starting, throw it out the window!Blog for mom fitness

Fit Moms Unite!

I’m pumped about a new coach challenge that Beachbody has started!  Team Cup is starting next month which means that I get to work with other coaches across the organization in a little coach-style challenge group!  When I was in college or worked in corporate America I was never a fan of group work.  But this feels completely different because I’m working with like-minded, positive women who want to better themselves and others!  So, we are running headfirst into this contest!  And what name is better than Fit Mom Bod squad?! 🙂


My little cheerleader and some gorgeous weather!

My oldest daughter cheered in a clinic this weekend for the first time!  It was so fun to see her have such a great time.  I can’t believe how fast she is growing up but I love seeing her thrive!  We also enjoyed gorgeous weather this weekend!!  60s in Pittsburgh in January?  You know we are getting outside!  We did endure a Steelers AFC Championship loss, but I’ll digress on that one…

Recipe of the Week

Since this was such a gorgeous weekend, we of course got outside for a picnic lunch!  I don’t know about you but I am stuck a lot with lunch!  This tuna salad is one of my favorite healthy staples and is super easy to pack and take!

1 can tuna
greek yogurt and dijon mustard to taste
celery
grapes
S&P

Combine, refrigerate and take!  YUM!

Mindset Mojo of the Week

I’m reading The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson and its pretty much DAILY lightbulbs.  Such an amazing read and I highly recommend this book if you are looking to achieve big things!!

Fit Mom Blog Week in Review! January Week 1

Fit Mom Blog Week in Review

New Program, My Birthday, and Starting off 2017!

I’ve been doing my Taking Stock for a few months now but I also thought it would be fun to add a week in review blog!  I started P90x3 on January 2nd and its a 90 day program (eek!!!) So I figured it would be fun to track my progress through the program here.  So this is kind of like a two weeks in review but a lot has happened since 2017 began!

Super Saturday and the Purposeful Life Training

The first week of Saturday was our quarterly coach meeting!  We were lucky enough to have our CEO, Carl Daikeler there to talk to us about our mission.  To help others, create change, and make an impact on the world.  I am truly, truly blessed by this company!  My goal was always to make a positive impact on the world with my work.  Carl reminded us that we have that chance every single day by encouraging others to just get started on their health & fitness journey!

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Me and fellow coach friend Sandra wondering if we can make it through the 9pm live workout! (we did and it was AWESOME!)

My Birthday!

This past weekend was my birthday and we celebrated with a little birthday cake (YUM!), a yummy breakfast from my favorite breakfast spot, and a cooking class!  It was a really fun weekend doing fun and different things (including learning how to truss a chicken 🙂 )

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My favorite recipe of the week

healthy grain free recipe

I have no idea what to call this but it sure was yummy!

Baked chicken over kale with sweet potatoes, feta, and tomatoes!

Season chicken with paprika, s&p. Sear on both sides in a little olive or grape seed oil then finish in a 425 degree oven. Slice and serve on top of parboiled and ice bath shocked kale. Top with tomatoes, feta and roasted sweet potatoes. Dress with a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, s&p and lemon juice.
So good!

Workout Takeaways of the Week

This week I started a brand new program (well, new to me 🙂 ) P90x3 is a 90 day program, which was incredibly daunting to me!  I have a hard time focusing for 30 days on a program, let alone for 90!  But I am now 14 days in and I LOVE it!  Its 30 minutes, which is incredibly helpful to minimize interruptions :), and it has tons of VARIETY!  I’ve done cardio, agility, weights, yoga, and body weight workouts.  I love that it keeps me on my toes and everyday is something new!  This program used to intimidate me but I’m thankful that I took a chance.  Think about what I would have been missing out on otherwise!

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Mindset Mojo of the Week

I just loved this quote I heard from one of my mentors, Josh Coats.  I’ve been really focused on making my goals all about consistency.  I think you can apply this to so many things in life!

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Taking Stock – January | Womens Fitness Blog

Taking Stock – January

Well since its January 9th I suppose its about time for Taking Stock right?

So here’s what I’m taking stock of…

Making:  a shelf to hold all of my new essential oils!  I’m a newbie but am learning thanks to my friend Tiffany
Cooking: Anything and everything healthy and full of nutrients!!  Its all about eating the best foods I possibly can this year and I was inspired by my friend Erin to ditch the grains.  So (I haven’t posted this on social media because I’m chicken LOL) but I’ve resisted grains (except for a cookie and a few tortilla chips) since January 2nd.  I don’t really miss them.  But my birthday is coming up so expect a derail for some Prantl’s burnt almond torte!
Drinking:  Lemon water from my new Yeti, Lacroix berry, and of course Shakeology!
Reading:  The Go Giver Leader, The Circle Maker, Uninvited and soon Made to Crave (I’m rather unconventional in that I read a little bit of each book per day or so) Plus I’m in two bible studies so that ups my homework 🙂  My goal is to read 24 books this year!
Listening:  Dave Ramsey podcasts
Wanting:  To stay focused on my goals!
Watching:  Not much of anything actually!  Wait, definitely making time for Nashville that its on CMT!
Playing:  Anything indoors… is it spring yet??
Wishing:  I could fast forward my goals… God’s timing not mine
Enjoying:  The de-cluttering process that comes with post-holiday cleanups
Waiting:  For once, somewhat patiently!
Wondering:  What will this year bring?
Loving:  The new beginnings that a new year brings.  Love fresh goals and fresh pages!
Hoping:  To continue to pray circles around my biggest goals.  Improved prayer life is one of my most important goals for the year.
Needing:  Not much… focusing on the blessings around me.  Really striving to be content and grateful during the season of pushing hard for bigger things!
Wearing:  Still warm things!!  its so cold here!
Thinking:  It might be time to refresh our kitchen (see my FB page for the discussion)
Noticing:  All of the new goals being set for the new year!  So many people excited about a new year and getting healthy!
Knowing:  Big things are coming.  Trusting in the Lord to lead my path and be my lighthouse.
Feeling:  Hopeful.

2017.  Bring it.

Taking Stock - January

Made to Crave Book Study | Free Group for Women

Made to Crave Book Study

made to crave book studyIts been on my heart for awhile to host a group that incorporates both the spiritual side of health & fitness and the mental side!  Because let’s face it, a lot of what holds us back or trips us up is our own thoughts and doubts right?

When my good friend Maeghan sent me this book earlier in the year, I was so excited to start it but knew that it was something that could benefit so many other women too!  So presenting the Made to Crave Book Study group!  I’ve read and followed Lysa Terkeurst’s work for awhile now and her perspective speaks so deeply to me.

This free group will be based on the best-selling book Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst.  As described via Amazon, “Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the “I’ll start again Monday” cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today. Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn’t a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. You can reach your healthy weight goal – and grow closer to God in the process.”

Join me in January!

This free group will be a 6 week book study.  It will happen virtually so there is no need to worry about location!  You can pick up your copy of the book via Amazon, your favorite book store, or even your local library.  But the study itself will be free!  To join, please use the link below!

Beachbody All Access – YES You Can Have it All!

Beachbody All Access – Yes you can have it ALL!!!

Are you looking for support and accountability that goes beyond 21 or 30 days or one bag of Shakeology?  Are you looking for a long-term solution that fits YOUR budget and busy lifestyle?  

Beachbody All Access is Here!

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What is Beachbody All-Access?  

Starting on December 27th my customers and coaches will be able to get an All Access Pass to Beachbody On Demand for a limited time and a very special price!

That means that you can literally access every single Beachbody fitness program ever created in your On Demand Digital library, the nutrition guides, program manuals, plus the portion fix containers, 30 days of Shakeology and ME as your coach to support you and help you choose the first program to start with and then as you finish programs I can help you tweak and adjust your plan to fit your current needs, lifestyle and changes that come along the way!  

For 12 months you get everything ever created PLUS anything NEW that is launched for an entire year! That is seriously AWESOME!!!!! Think about it, that is Insanity Max 30, Core De Force, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Country Heat, T25, and the list goes on!!  Did I mention you get ANY NEWLY RELEASED PROGRAM TOO??  With this All-Access  you will AUTOMATICALLY get EVERY new program added to your library as soon as it becomes available!

The price for this incredible deal is $199.  That is IT!  No monthly fee to continue Beachbody on Demand!  Think about it, a gym membership will cost you AT LEAST $400 without any trainer, group or nutrition support.  You are getting all of that PLUS a month of Shakeology, the world’s leading meal replacement shake, for a fraction of that price!  

This is going to meet YOUR needs!  With this All-Access pass, you will have the flexibility to mix and match the program that works for YOU!  Instead of quitting when the program you purchased doesn’t work for you, you move to another program that will fit your needs!

Don’t let this deal become the treadmill closet!  

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Want to know how to MAKE THIS WORK?  Plug into a challenge group!!

We can help you meet your goals.  We can match you up with the program that will help you to meet your goals.  We can help you meal plan, and help you get connected with recipes that you want to eat!  We can help you create a lifestyle change that will make a long-term impact!  Don’t go at this alone, I have several opportunities during January to give you the support you need and meet your goals!  First up is the Beachbody Health Bet starting January 9th!  In addition to this incredible All-Access deal, starting January 9th, Beachbody will be PAYING YOU $$$ to reach your health & fitness goals!  Check out this blog post to get all of the info about this incredible group!!

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Get on my List NOW!

NOW is the time to get connected with me and get on my list!  I have limited spots opening for each challenge group!  I am here to help YOU reach the goals you have for health & fitness in 2017!  If you are interested in snagging this incredible deal, please fill out my challenger application via this link and in the “additional information” note, please type “All-Access”.  Any questions?  Email me at mommafitpgh@gmail.com

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