Clean Meal Planning

Hello all of the beautiful people out there! Today is Friday which means it is meal planning day in my house! I only work a half day on Fridays so this is the day that works best for me to get organized and ready for the next week. With planning the next week on a Friday I am able to use the weekend to prep anything that I might need done ahead of time for the week as well as get my shopping in. It is also the day that I get my Bountiful Basket every other week and therefore I can plan my week around the produce I get from there! Remember that the key to success is to plan ahead! Failure to plan is Planning to fail!! Okay off my soap-box.  I base all of my (most since I follow the 80/20 rule) food off of this awesome little powerhouse of a book. tosca-reno-eat-clean-diet

If you are unfamiliar with the principles behind clean eating do some research. The basic jist is this…eat less processed food and more fresh food. Sounds like a good plan right? I try to eat 3 meals with 2 snacks each day. I am for 6 servings of fruits/veggies, 6 servings of protein, and 3-4 servings of complex carbs. I count some fruits and veggies as my complex carb like sweet potatoes and bananas. If you want more details I highly recommend Tosca’s book! I also love her “just the rules” book as well!

Here is what next week’s meals look like for me. I workout at 5:30 every morning so my pre-workout snack is the first meal and then I have my “big” breakfast after my workout. Keep in mind that it is ideal to eat every 2-3 hours to keep you metabolism up!

 2-17-15 meal plan

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Beachbody On Demand

I am so excited to share this with you guys, Beachbody On Demand is coming! I don’t know about you but I kinda hate DVDs….I would much rather have access to a digital copy of my workouts so I cant take them with me everywhere. Well Beachbody listened and that is happening! Keep reading for more info!


When will Beachbody On Demand Launch?

Beachbody On Demand is expected to launch spring 2015!

 

 

What is Beachbody On Demand?
Beachbody On Demand is a new feature of the Team Beachbody Club that provides unlimited access to stream Beachbody’s proven fitness programs. Paid Team Beachbody Club Members will be able to work out anytime, anywhere. Beachbody On Demand includes many of Beachbody’s most popular fitness programs in the digital library, making Beachbody programs easy to access anywhere an internet connection is available.

 

How will it work?
Team Beachbody members will automatically have unlimited access to stream workouts from a list of Beachbody’s most popular fitness programs. Once logged into TeamBeachbody.com, Club members will select the Start Streaming tab from the home page, choose any fitness program in the streaming library, and stream any wokout from the program!
What fitness programs will be available in the Beachbody digital library?
Immediately upon Beachbody On Demand launch, Club members will have unlimited access to stream many of Beachbody’s best sellers. Members will also be able to stream any workouts available in the Insider Access catalogue. Insider Access provides individual sample workouts of some of Beachbody’s newest and bestselling programs to give Club members a taste of the program before they decide to buy. The list of titles available to stream in the On Demand or Insider Access catalogues is subject to change at any time. As of launch in March 2015, the following full programs are scheduled to be part of the Beachbody On Demand catalog:

Unlimited Access Fitness Programs:
P90X, P90X2, P90X3, Insanity, TurboFire, Brazil Butt Lift, Ten Minute Trainer, ChaLEAN Extreme, Asylum Vol 1, Tony One-on-One (vol 1) and Hip Hop Abs.

 

Will fitness programs that are available as part of the Beachbody On Demand catalog still be available for purchase as DVDs?
Yes. Some people still want to own DVDs. High speed Internet access is not available to everyone. Also, purchasing DVDs creates permanent ownership. On Demand users only have access to streaming Beachbody On Demand programs only as long as they are paid Club members. Of course, those On Demand programs no longer produced in DVD format will only be available in the On Demand catalog.

 

If you want to be a part of the club when March rolls around Click HERE to sign up! You will get me as your coach and I will help you on your journey to reach your goals!

 

What is a club membership you ask?

  • Access to the WOWY SuperGym online workout center, to help keep you motivated and ensure you never miss a workout again
  • The latest social-networking features, which put you in touch with the most supportive fitness community anywhere—including Workout Buddies, Workout Groups, Messaging, Chat Rooms, and Blogs
  • Your own customized meal plan to help you lose fat, build lean muscle, and power your workouts*********
  • Online fitness and nutrition tools to help you reach your goals
  • An inspirational goal tracker that shows you how far you’ve progressed
  • An exclusive discount on Team Beachbody workout programs and nutritional supplements  ******10% DISCOUNT ON ALL PRODUCTS INCLUDING SUPPLEMENTS and WORKOUT PROGRAMS*****
  • Lots of informative articles, fitness and nutrition tips, and healthy recipes
  • Expert information and advice on the Message Boards
  • Online chats with your favorite celebrity Trainers
  • just $2.99 per week!

club benefits

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Before Pictures

I hate taking before pictures. I mean, come on who wants to take a picture of themselves looking the worst? The general concept behind taking before pictures is to show how far you have come and also give you motivation. That is great and all but taking pictures of yourself looking like you do at the time that you decide to make a change with your health and fitness is not always the easiest thing to do. Let’s face it, typically when taking before pictures it is because you want to change something about how you look. You are getting ready to start a journey with health and fitness. Why in the world would you want to take a picture looking like you do now if you want to change it? WHY?! Well for one so you can see how far you have come. Two, you can use it to enter the Beachbody Challenge (win money). Three, MOTIVATION.

First thing I want to share are some tips for taking good before/after pictures.

It’s best to use a digital camera. Save the original high-resolution photos to send in.  Have someone else take the photo for you, (avoid selfies).

Stand in front of a plain background or white wall. The less clutter in the background, and the more attention on you the better!

Wear swimwear or tight fitting workout wear.  We must be able to clearly see your face and abs in each photo so we can see your results and that it is you in both photos!

Take the photos from two different angles. Front view, and a side view, photos are required. You can put your hands at your sides, or your hips.  Whatever you choose, just make sure that you have before/after photos in the same pose so we can accurately see your transformation!

Don’t suck it in or push it out – let us see the REAL YOU!

Now for the different poses.

1. Front view

2. Side view

3. Back view

4. Half twist view

IMG_1286-177x300(Sorry for the blurry picture but you get the idea on what three of the four poses are!)

Don’t forget about my FREE challenge group coming up! Fill out the form below if you are interested in joining! Daily tips, motivation and group support for your health and fitness goals this year!

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Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower – Healthy!

Last night I tried out a new recipe on the husband, cheesy mashed cauliflower only healthy….I was skeptical I have to admit. The recipe that I followed actually called it Skinny Mashed Cauliflower and said it was a mashed potato substitute. Mine didn’t turn out quite like mashed potatoes but it was de-lish non the less. The recipe is from www.skinnymom.com and it was fabulous! I absolutely loved it and so did the husband. I’m not a huge cauliflower fan but this was amazing. Okay now that I’ve gone on and on and on about it here is the recipe!

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Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

Source: www.skinnymom.com

Course: Side Dishes

Prep Time: 5 Min

Cook Time: 35 Min

Total Time: 40 Min

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower trimmed
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken (or vegetable) broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 
  • 2 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut cauliflower heads to florets. Boil on medium-high heat with chicken broth and water until VERY soft (about 10-15 minutes), stir occasionally.
  3. Drain and return to pan. Mash well (to desired level of smoothness) and stir in remaining ingredients. (I kept mine a little more chunky and loved it)
  4. Put into a round 1½ quart baking dish (I used mini-casserole dishes for picture purposes), cover and bake for 20 minutes.

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 87
Fat: 3
Sugar: 2
Carbohydrate: 9
Fiber: 3
Protein: 5

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We paired this with a side salad and some turkey meatloaf and it made for a great cold weather comfort food meal that was satisfying and healthy! I hope you enjoy it!

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