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Transformation Tuesday

Grab the tissues.

I thought I’d share these two awesome stories from Beachbody’s $100,000 grand prize winners…Such inspiration…once you set your mind to things and know why you are wanting this…you are on your way to your dreams.

Beachbody may not be for everyone but it sure has helped many people get back on track to healthy living…motivating people to tick to their programs they’ve purchased  by using accountability groups…teaching people how to eat right through various programs and get into the routine of fitness…helping them gain confidence in themselves they never knew they had or lost over time; while building stronger, healthier bodies.

You can start off with baby steps if you’ve never worked out or haven’t’ in a very long time and work your way up to heavier weights and a more intense program when you are ready…there are programs from 10 minutes and can try a variety of programs out at Beachbody on Demand on a 30 day trial…(then 2.99/US a week billed quarterly); you can try a demo of new programs, and full access to various programs by Shaun T, Chalene Johnson and Tony Horton as well as a few others.

If you aren’t ready for a program…get out and walk, take the stairs, just move around more and get rid of the junk food.  It’s a start for sure 🙂

Before & Current

That is my transformation…it doesn’t really end as living healthy lifestyle is a journey not a destination 😀

The programs I’ve done over the past year and half are Rockin’ Body, 21 Day Fix, P90, 21 Day Fix Extreme, PiYo and currently doing P90x3 all accompanied with chocolate Shakeology…that is my favorite.

Why I like doing the Beachbody programs ~ I just get up and do my workout and have the rest of the day to myself…no commute to get my workout in, no waiting for machines, and no cliques of social groups…I just do my workout and get on with life :)…and the best thing about Beachbody on Demand is there are no FBI warnings while waiting for DVDs workouts to load up…just sign in and click play!

Happy Transformation ~ Check out my facebook page for more info




Taco Time….mmmm

This past weekend we made homemade tacos…shells and our own seasoning for the meat.

For the meat: We fried around 1 pound of lean ground beef and added a seasoning of

  • 1 tbsp – Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp – Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp – Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp – Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp – Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp – Cumin
  • 1 tsp – Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp – Ground Pepper

we just mixed it and put aside until the ground beef was browned…then added around 1/2 cup water and the spices.  then let it cook down…I think next time I may add more chili powder.

For the Shells:

  • 1 cup – Masa Harina
  • 1 Tsp – Sea Salt
  • 1/3 cup – hot water ( you may need to add more if it’s too dry)

Blend dough in a bowl until pliable and smooth. If dough is too sticky, add more masa harina; if it begins to dry out, sprinkle with water.

Then cover dough with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 30 minutes.

Divide into six equal balls and roll out to about 6″ and cook on griddle or non stick pan until lightly browned or until done.  Your kitchen will smell awesome…

To keep them moist while cooking remainder place on a wet paper towel .

Serve up with your favourite taco toppings: salsa, guacamole, cheese, sour cream…

3 Day Refresh Coming up August 10

3 Day Refresh

What is the 3-Day Refresh? The 3-Day Refresh is 3-day program of specially formulated shakes, healthy snacks, and delicious, easy-to-prepare meals that may help you lose weight while cleansing your body of toxins from unhealthy food habits.

How is the 3-Day Refresh different from other cleanses? Unlike juice fasts or liquid cleanses that are high in sugar and low in protein (which can leave you feeling weak and sluggish), the 3-Day Refresh is scientifically designed to help support your metabolism while nourishing. Plus, you actually get to eat delicious, real food during this program.

Salad & Shakeo

Why Refresh?

  • You are looking for a clean break from a period of unhealthy eating.
  • You used to eat pretty well but have recently fallen off the wagon and need some help getting back on.
  • You want to jump-start healthy eating habits for a new workout program.
  • You’ve never been a healthy eater, but are ready to kick-start better nutrition for the first time. •
  • You want your clothes to fit better.

Last time my husband and I did this we did it on the weekend…this time we are going to try a Monday to Wednesday…What do you say…will you come and join us? 🙂

Contact me at to sign up or for more info

Pizza on the BBQ!

Saturday we made some BBQ pizza…It’s rather easy I must say.

Step 1:

First make your dough; when it’s ready divide it up and roll/stretch into your desired pizza size…we like the mini style easier to work with.

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Step 2:

Prep your pizza toppings: cheese, sauce, veggies, pepperoni, and we did some ground sausage…you want the toppings ready to use when the dough comes off the grill.

Step 3: Now it’s time to cook:

  • Heat grill to high
  • Place your dough on (we didn’t need to oil the grill but keep that in mind)
  • Cook until golden…you may want to keep moving to make sure it doesn’t stick
  • Remove from grill and reduce heat
  • Flip over and bring to your topping station…you want to be putting the toppings on the side you just cooked
  • Once you have topped bring back to grill and cook the rest of the way until golden on bottom and cheese starts to brown…
  • Serve up with a caesar salad and BBQ’d garlic fingers…

Step 4:  Chow Down!!

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Checking In…

It’s been a great week of healthy eating and exercise…I never stopped my P90x3 workouts (we are starting week 6 tomorrow) and back to getting my steps up and eating a more reasonable portion of food…sometimes the food is so good I almost inhale it…LOL I will say I am way better at my food control and learning to say no to it when I know I am full.

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  • Weighed 115.8
  • Bodyfat 25%


  • Weighed at 115.2
  • Bodyfat 25%

So since Monday Morning I lost 3.2 lbs and 1.5% body fat…I didn’t do measurements I just felt I needed to reset and get myself back on track before my eating and drinking started to control me…I was at 120 lbs one day last week so guess that is a number I didn’t care to see on scale and knew if I didn’t get back on track I’d be feeling sluggish and with summer here I don’t have time for lazy 🙂

Eating healthy doesn’t have to taste bad…it may take a little extra time to prepare but in the end your body will thank you for it.

How did your healthy week go?  Did you get a walk in, bike, added a healthy meal to your day?

I have a new challenge group starting July 6th…message me for more info.



Getting Back on Track

Today I’m getting my portion control and healthy eating back on track.    I did this before and I still have the tools to do it again. That’s the thing I love about these programs…the investment is really lifelong knowledge.  They give you tools, and show you how to use them and you have them forever.

The workouts are a pointless if I am just going to stuff myself (not always good food) and drink wine foolishly.


My meals are planned for the week and I’m going to get it done 🙂

Weight 118.4
Body fat 26.5%

Meals today – Shakeology, lean meats, veggies, eggs, sweet potato, cottage cheese…

Following the countdown to competition plan…I love it.


If I can do it so can you…what are you waiting for!

Have a good one 🙂


Homemade Peanut Butter….mm mm


We haven’t bought any peanut butter or spreads ever since we invested in this blender. Here I used the twister jar to make the peanut butter….

Yields a little over a cup of peanut butter.

Take 2 cups of peanuts and roast at 350 to desired darkness and let cool.

Place in blender* and and blend until desired consistency.

Scrape into jar and let cool (it gets warm in the blender) before placing cover and refrigerate.

*you can most likely use any blender (maybe even a food processor) you would just need to scrape down the sides and blend a few times…

If you find that the butter is too dry you can add a little oil (a tsp at a time) to thin it out… But very rarely do you need to do that.

We even make pumpkin seed butter ❤ , sunflower seed butter, almond butter, pistachio butter, hazelnut spread (like nutella)

Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

SL 🙂

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