Get Your Kitchen Ready for PiYo!

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Happy Monday lovelies! I know there are so many of you out there starting PiYo or getting ready to start later this month. So, today I wanted to share with you how to get your kitchen ready for PiYo!

Your results from any fitness program or exercise you do are 80% nutrition, 20% fitness. Mind blowing right?! I always thought if I just worked out really hard I could lose weight (before I lost 60 lbs). I would literally take diet pills, eat like crap, drink a ton of alcohol, but workout & expect it to work. After losing that weight & learning a lot more about nutrition, I still didn’t understand the importance of this until last year. So because of all my struggles I’ve been through, I want to help you get your kitchen ready for PiYo.

I know that this part can be the most overwhelming. If you’re like me, you hate to cook. I love food, but cooking I mean who enjoys that?! LOL. Plus I keep so busy that it feels there’s no time for it. BUT I have embraced meal planning & prepping even though I hate it. Because it helps keep me on track, only takes a couple hours to do, & helps me feel stress free during the week when I’m busy because I can just grab & go.

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So you may be thinking, “well how do I make time for it? I barely have time to sleep.” Well, I will just say that it’s all about priorities. You will make time for what’s a priority to you. So if you want to lose weight, get healthy, or get those abs that are hiding (like mine do so often :P) then you’ll figure it out. Take an hour off your time watching TV or playing Facebook games & just make it happen. So here’s how to get your kitchen ready for PiYo!

1. Figure out your daily caloric needs & then pick out recipes

2. Write out in a planner your meals for the week

3. Take an hour to meal prep everything for the week

I know this seems daunting, but I promise you once you do it you will feel so much better.

I also wanted to give you some of my meal ideas:

Breakfast
Egg white & veggie omelette with a slice of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread
Oatmeal & egg white & veggie omelette
Oatmeal with Shakeology (chocolatey & full of protein!)

Lunch
Strawberry, avocado, spinach & chicken salad
Turkey sandwich with veggies
Taco salad

Dinner
Turkey chili
Tilapia tacos
Chicken fajitas

Snacks
Almonds
Fruit
Veggies & hummus
Shakeology

Here is also a video that I made explaining things in more detail if you prefer listening. 

These are just a few tips from the beginning of my PiYo journey. Today starts week 2 & I am SO IN LOVE with this program!! So I will DEF be sharing more tips with you as I go!

Don’t forget to grab my free grocery list here to make your shopping super simple!

Coach Summit 2014

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Happy Tuesday lovelies! Sorry I have been MIA. But, if you’re following me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram you know I was in Vegas at Coach Summit 2014! I had an absolutely AMAZING time & it was by far the best thing that’s happened to me all year! I wanted to share my journey with you because this opportunity has absolutely changed my entire life. My prayer is that I can touch your heart & help change yours as well.

The reason I want to share all of this is because just a little over a year ago I was just like many of you. I was working at a corporate job, sometimes 80+ hours a week & doing my master’s degree at the same time. I was overworked, underpaid, exhausted, unfulfilled, & just downright miserable. I didn’t have time for anything that I enjoyed doing.

I didn’t have time to go visit my family or to spend with my friends. But, one day I decided to give coaching a shot. Only because I wanted to help people. I didn’t care if I ever made money & didn’t think I would honestly. I had lost 60 lbs a few years ago & just wanted to help people lose weight & change their lives like mine had been changed from my journey.

I am so happy that I gave it a chance because in May of last year I was able to quit my full-time job & move to the city of my dreams. God is so good! I earn substantially more working very part time hours (that I schedule myself!) than I ever did in my director level job & now have so much time to do all the things I love. Everyone deserves to have a life like this, a life that you design. That is why I wanted to share my experience with you about Coach Summit 2014. Because this opportunity has completely changed my life & EVERYONE deserves to be surrounded by a community of amazing people that are healthy, happy, & that help you become a better person & hold you accountable to achieving your goals!

I arrived to Coach Summit 2014 on Wednesday & got to meet one of the coaches I mentor on my team, Tawnay, for the first time in person! We met on my Facebook fan page last year & just knew we were kindred spirits immediately. It was such a blessing being able to get to meet her & fellowship together & also have a bunch of fun!

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It was great being able to hang out with some of the other coaches on our team in person, too!

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So the purpose of Coach Summit 2014 was for all of us coaches to come together & have fun at a ton of parties, workouts live with the celebrity trainers like Shaun T & Chalene Johnson, & go to personal development workshops so that we can become even better coaches & help more people. Our goal is to help people lead healthy fulfilling lives through the coaching opportunity & also with our challenge groups. It was so inspiring to see so many coaches recognized on stage for being completely debt free & also for being million dollar earners. I just KNOW that I will be recognized for debt free next year & million dollar earner before I’m 30! Speaking of being on stage in front of 10,000 , I got recognized on stage for advancing my business & helping a lot of people!

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This company is seriously so amazing & has changed my life! We wake up excited every day because we LOVE what we do  &  get rewarded for helping people change their lives. I mean how amazing is that?! God is so good!

Oh and how could I forget!? One of the highlights of Coach Summit 2014 was meeting Chalene Johnson, Shaun T, & Tony Horton!

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Oh! Speaking of Chalene Johnson!!! I got my copy of PiYo!!!!!! I started yesterday & it has been absolutely AMAAAZING!! It’s so nice to have a low impact workout that also still really works your muscles, but without crazy jumping & high impact on your joints. I am so excited for my test group starting on July 7th. You can still apply for a spot here, only one spot is left!

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And one of my absolute FAVORITE moments was hearing one of the Beachbody challenge winners (who won $100,000) say that before he was waiting to die & now he is just waiting to live. I mean HOW AMAZING is that, that we have a chance to change lives in such a way! We are saving lives & I am so blessed to be a part of it!

So that was my EPIC experience at Coach Summit 2014!! I know I will be taking hundreds of you with me next year & cannot WAIT to help change your life!

If you’re ever interested in doing what I do, or need help on your weight loss journey just shoot me an email & I would be absolutely honored to help you.

What is PiYo?

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So if you follow Beachbody or Chalene Johnson or me, you will know that I ADORE Chalene Johnson!!! My first experience ever was Chalean Extreme & it helped me gain self confidence (& muscles!) like I never had before. Her workouts are so much fun & I looked forward to them every day!! I never had tone like that in my life. So when Beachbody announced that they’ll be launching another Chalene Johnson home fitness program I got STOKED!!! It’s an awesome combination of low impact moves that help improve your flexibility, stamina, & strength. It is yoga & pilates inspired, but there is also some cardio in there as well.
The BEST part is that it gives you results such as defined muscles, abs, & core strength WITHOUT the weights & pounding of your joints from jumping around. It’s perfect for those with mobility or joint limitations due to injury or past experiences. 
So why do I think that Piyo is going to be an AMAZING program to have?!
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Because it is unlike ANYTHING else out there! You will still get in a cardio workout without the stress on your joints. You’ll have Chalene’s awesome motivating positive  personality encouraging you every day in the comfort of your own home. You’ll feel the burn for days after!! After each 35 minute workout, you will be sweating & your booty will be burning! But without bouncing around, jumping, or doing crazy complex moves. It’s all about controlled movement that energizes you.
I have been asked before why we don’t have a yoga series with Beachbody. Well this is it! This is going to be a GAME CHANGER for so many people who love yoga & want to be able to do it from home.
Check out a sneak peak of it here!
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So PiYo will be released right after our Coach Summit NEXT WEEK!  My estimated guess for the release is Monday June 23rd.  So keep your eyes out for the official release & how to come join my first exclusive test group.  I will be updating my social media sites with all the latest information so make sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
So do you want to be in my PiYo test group when this program comes out?  Make sure to reserve your spot on the list of the first people to get their copy!  Complete the application here to be updated on all the news and information about the new workout!

Why the Scale Lies

The Scale Lies Why the Scale Lies

Did you step on the scale this morning? I bet most of you did. Did that number that flashed upset you? It did me. But, then I reminded myself that the scale is NOT an accurate description of how healthy I am. So let me tell you today why the scale lies.

If you’ve been following me for the past few months, you know that I’ve lost 60 lbs a couple years ago, the scale has been a mental battle for me. I’ve always known that muscle would make me weigh more & always wanted to be toned, but I didn’t want that scale to budge so I was literally living so unhealthy. I was eating 1200 calories a day & doing nothing but cardio workouts. I was still in the “weight loss mentality” & it became very dangerous. This is why the scale lies – because I was so unhealthy a few months ago.

Then one day one of my close friends told me that I needed to get over this & stop being unhealthy. So he helped me realize that I needed to start eating 1800 calories a day. I became so tired of having cellulite & flab, so I knew I had to accept this & just do it. So, I started doing Chalean Extreme to lift heavy weights. I discovered what clean eating was all about & started fueling my body with proper nutrition. This is what I looked like prior to starting my hybrid of Chalean Extreme & Brazil Butt Lift & then also my after.

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So this is why the scale lies – I weigh more in the picture on the right. I’m not sure if you saw my post a couple weeks ago, but right now I weigh 160. That is 20 more pounds than I weighed before I started lifting heavy weights, eating 1800 calories a day, & eating clean. I looked at my old pictures from college at the last time I weighed 160. Let me show you the difference – again – this is why the scale lies!

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Okay so seriously, have you gotten the point yet? icon smile Why the Scale Lies The scale lies! Your weight can fluctuate for so many different reasons including water retention, too much sodium, menstrual cycles, etc. So don’t let that number on the scale define your happiness! Too many times (even today) I let it get me down, but then I remember that I need to go based on how my clothes fit, how I feel, & focus on being the best me for God’s kingdom! So this is why the scale lies!

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As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Work Out The Fun Way – Who Needs A Gym?

Fun Workout Work Out The Fun Way – Who Needs A Gym?

Do you dread going to the gym to work out because it’s so boring? Do you call the treadmill the “dreadmill”? I used to loathe going to the gym! I never enjoyed working out until I started Beachbody workouts at home. Then I fell in love! So, get out of the gym!  Work out the fun way! Who needs a gym?

Turbo Fire is by far one of the most fun Beachbody programs I have done so far! I have several reasons why this program is my absolutely favorite:

  1. Chalene Johnson (the trainer pictured above) is super bubbly & energetic & makes the workouts so much fun
  2. The workouts are no longer than 45 minutes, most around 30 minutes
  3. The nutrition program that accompanies the program has lots of yummy foods
  4. This workout made me actually LOVE working out – I used to loathe working out, even after losing 60 lbs.
  5. The music is AWESOME – you are going to be dancing & having lots of FUN!

Doing Beachbody programs have literally changed my life! I’m finally now happy with the way that I look.  I feel confident for once in my life, I’m empowered & feel so strong, & I feel so much happier & healthier every day. So work out the fun way with me!  Again, who needs a gym?!

Check out the amazing results that ladies across the country are having with this fun workout! My friend Kate has lost over 50 lbs this year from doing this program! Turbo Fire Work Out The Fun Way – Who Needs A Gym?

So this my friends is why Turbo Fire is how to work out the fun way. If you’re like me & you’ve always hated working out, this workout is for you. If you’re ready to get work out the fun way, feel strong, & love your life let me know! This program is actually on sale this month as well, so head over here to join my online support group!

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Remember to always love yourself!

xoxo,

Jess <3

My Favorite Beachbody Workout For Women

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My favorite Beachbody workout for women would BY FAR be Chalean Extreme. I have several reasons why this program is my absolutely favorite:

  1. You’re lifting weights & building muscle so that you burn more fat
  2. Your metabolism will speed up due to the extra muscle
  3. Chalene Johnson (the trainer pictured above) is super bubbly & energetic & makes the workouts so much fun
  4. The workouts are no longer than 45 minutes, most around 35 minutes a day
  5. The nutrition program that accompanies the program will help you get healthy & achieve the best possible results
  6. This workout made me actually LOVE working out – I used to loathe working out, even after losing 60 lbs.
  7. I can eat more food, who doesn’t love that?!

As you can see, there are so many reasons to love this program & I recommend it to all my friends. This is my favorite Beachbody workout for women because gaining muscle will literally change your life. You will feel so empowered after each workout because you’ll find that you can lift a lot heavier than what you ever thought. Lifting weights isn’t just for guys & it doesn’t bulk you up. You’ll actually be leaner & more toned by lifting weights. Cardio alone cannot give you those results.

I wanted to share my story of Chalean Extreme & why it is my favorite Beachbody workout for women. I just competed my second round a couple of weeks ago. When I first became a coach I did this program, but my nutrition wasn’t in order. I didn’t really have any results & pretty much stayed the same. Since then, I’ve tried P90X, the Ultimate Reset, & Turbo Fire. But, I was honestly shying away from lifting weights because I knew that muscle weighed more than fat & the scale would go up. Here’s my transformation from a few years ago to today.

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Since I’ve lost 60 lbs a couple years ago, the scale has been a mental battle for me. I’ve always known that muscle would make me weigh more & always wanted to be toned, but I didn’t want that scale to budge so I was literally living so unhealthy. I was eating 1200 calories a day & doing nothing but cardio workouts. I was still in the “weight loss mentality” & it became very dangerous. I hadn’t yet discovered my favorite Beachbody workout.

Then one day one of my close friends told me that I needed to get over this & stop being unhealthy. So he helped me realize that I needed to start eating 1800 calories a day. I became so tired of having cellulite & flab, so I knew I had to accept this & just do it. So, I started doing Chalean Extreme to lift heavy weights. I discovered what clean eating was all about & started fueling my body with proper nutrition. This is what I looked like prior to starting my hybrid of Chalean Extreme & Brazil Butt Lift & then also my after.

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Oh and I now am toned & have MUSCLES! icon smile My Favorite Beachbody Workout For Women

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Doing this program has literally changed my life! It is totally my favorite Beachbody workout for women because everyone deserves to feel this way! I’m finally now happy with the way that I look.  I feel confident for once in my life, I’m empowered & feel so strong, & I feel so much happier & healthier every day. I hadn’t weighed myself the past couple of months & actually hid the scale because I knew it’d go up. I weighed myself Monday when I started T25 & discovered I’ve actually gained weight. I was emotional for a few minutes, but you know what? I’m okay with it. I look better than I’ve ever looked, I’m toned, have muscles, & feel happy. So I’m not going to let a number on the scale define me or my happiness!

So this my friends is why Chalean Extreme is my favorite Beachbody workout for women. If you’re like me & you’ve struggled with self-confidence your whole life, this workout is for you. If you’re ready to get empowered, feel strong, & love your life let me know! I host challenges all month that would be perfect to help you achieve your goals! Just head over here & let me know! icon smile My Favorite Beachbody Workout For Women

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Remember to always love yourself!

xoxo,

Jess <3

Beachbody Coach Summit 2013 Changed My Life

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As most of you may know from how I’ve been raving about the Beachbody Coach Summit 2013, I literally had a life changing experience! The picture above is a photo opportunity I earned with our amazing CEO Carl Daikeler. And if you don’t know have a clue what I’m talking about, I’m a Beachbody Coach & I just got back from our annual conference in Vegas, the Beachbody Coach Summit.

I became a Beachbody Coach in May of last year, but wasn’t really committed until October. Fast forward to today and I’ve now quit my full-time job at the age of 25. I didn’t think it would ever be possible, that I could ever be like one of those successful coaches that I heard talking about quitting their full-time jobs. I now get to make my own schedule & work from home. I am almost completely debt free. It has been a life changing journey so far going in to just one year as a coach. I have helped change hundreds of lives. THAT is what gets me out of bed every morning & puts that fire in my belly.

Now that you know a little about my story as a coach, I can get on about  the Beachbody Coach Summit icon smile Beachbody Coach Summit 2013 Changed My Life I arrived in Vegas last Thursday & flew in with one of my coaches I mentor, Whitney (see our picture below). We actually met through Beachbody, she was a customer assigned to me & we had never met in person before. I have seen so many amazing changes in not just her coaching business, but also her personal life since I’ve become her mentor. She’s lost over 30 lbs, gotten a promotion, & has increased her business tenfold this month. I’m so proud of her! It was our first time meeting &  I just love her to pieces! We checked in to the MGM Grand, where the conference was, & the life changing experiences started happening icon smile Beachbody Coach Summit 2013 Changed My Life

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Anyway, after checking in at the hotel we met a bunch of the girls on our team at the pool, around 25 of us went. We spent some time in the sun & then headed to the opening session. Carl Daikeler flew in on cables, he’s so funny! Then we got to hear some amazing success stories from the top elite coaches, new product information, & celebrate together. This was followed by the White Party, which we qualified for since we achieved Success Club consecutively. It was great music, tons of fun, yummy food, & lots of dancing!

Friday then started out with a workout with the trainers from Les Mills Combat at 5:30AM & then another workout with Sagi Kalev from Body Beast directly after that. Once we finished working out we headed to the personal development workshops with the top elite coaches & learned about how to grow our business this year. After that around 5:30PM we did another workout, this time we tried out T25 with Shaun T & it was absolutely AMAZING! I thought I was in good shape & didn’t feel like that after trying it! So, I decided to make it my next program! icon smile Beachbody Coach Summit 2013 Changed My Life Then a big group of us went on a party bus & toured Vegas!

Saturday started early again around the same time, but this time we did the super workout on the Vegas strip with all the celebrity trainers. We got to workout with the Combat trainers, the Brazil Butt Lift trainer, Chalene Johnson, Shaun T, & Tony Horton. We even got a photo with Chalene (below – my head is to the far left & is half cut off, but it’s okay) after the workout! Our day was chock full of more amazing personal development that will change my life & my business.

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Then the night ended with the Beachbody Challenge winners, which was a total tear jerker hearing these transformation stories! Andy lost 221 lbs. & won $100,000 for his transformation using Beachbody workouts & Shakeology, check out his story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klVD8HZ61iE&feature=youtu.be. The top 10 coaches of 2012 were then recognized & we ended with a bang at the closing party. This was a lot more fun, dancing, great music, & a wonderful time with a community of positive like-minded people.

This experience was so life changing to me just because of the experiences during this trip. I was able to be around 7,000 other positive people who have the same mission in life as I do: to help others lead a healthy & fulfilling life. I absolutely loved having fun at the live workouts & at the parties! I love the fact that we are all on a mission to help people & the competitive part of me loves the fact that when I’m in the Top 10 next year & Top Coach 2015 that I will be on stage & be recognized in front of thousands of people.

I just KNOW that I will achieve those goals because all of the other top elite coaches started just like me – their first paycheck was only $38 when they first started! Believe it or not, that’s the exact amount of my first paycheck one year ago. I wrote all of this out to just share with you in hopes that I can help change your life. If you read about how my life used to look just a few months ago, you’ll see that anything is possible. Coaching has literally changed my entire life & I now have a life of freedom & happiness & love helping others achieve the same!

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If you’re ready to change your life & have thought about coaching, but you’re just not sure if it’s for you I so understand. It took me a couple months before I decided. It’s a big decision & a lot to think about. But, I will tell you my only regret is that I didn’t start sooner. This is the only job out there where you can work part-time but earn way more than a full-time income. I’m well on the way of earning a six figure income & know that since I’m committed & consistent with helping others that it’ll happen. How many other jobs allow you to do this & love what you’re doing? If you’re ready to join, I encourage you to read about how to join my team. I can’t wait to help change your life! icon smile Beachbody Coach Summit 2013 Changed My Life

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Remember to always love yourself! <3

xoxo,

Jess