21 Day Fix Extreme Progress

So I wanted to update you all on my Day 4 progress with the 21 Day Fix Extreme, followed by some inspiration. If you follow me on my social media you’ve already seen it, but for those of you who just follow my blog I wanted to give you the same inspiration icon smile 21 Day Fix Extreme Progress Oh and there’s also a few recipes for a yummy frothy (cream free!) coffee that boosts your metabolism and buffalo chicken. Both healthy and super low calorie!

So this is probably what you all came here for, the frothy coffee recipe that is cream free and boosts your metabolism!

21dfxcoffee 21 Day Fix Extreme ProgressIt is an EASY PEESY one! All you do is put a cup of coffee with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in the blender. Be careful though because mine sprayed me in the face the first few times haha. Just make sure you are holding the lid down tightly. It seriously tastes like a latte! And I just put a little bit of stevia in it to sweeten it. That’s it!

Then there’s the buffalo chicken!

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Literally all I did was throw chicken breast in the crockpot. I covered it with water and cooked it on low for about 8 hours. Then when I took it out I just shredded it with two forks. I doused it with hot sauce and spicy mustard to give it a kick. Low calorie and so good! Switches it up so you don’t get bored with just chicken all the time.

And on to the inspiration…

This is what was playing in my head this morning that I felt I had to share…

What you think you can or can’t do is true. Whether you think you can achieve your ideal body or whether you think you can’t, that’s what’ll happen.

Yes I’ve lost 60 lbs and achieved goals in my business and built a six figure income. But SECRET – I really struggle with believing in myself.

I was reading PUSH yesterday by Chalene Johnson and she said that first statement, whatever you believe is what’ll come true. You get what you focus on. I also know that from Tony Robbins and The Secret.

For so long I told myself I couldn’t achieve greatness in my business because I wasn’t good enough. Guess what? I didn’t. Then when I put my mind to it I completely transformed everything in just a few weeks.

I’ve been telling myself lately that I’ll just never achieve my ideal body or get toned like I want. I’ve been blaming it on my genes or just being okay with settling and not being excellent.

I’ve told you all about my struggles with binge eating in 2013 and it was not pretty. Since then I’ve honestly been struggling to feel like myself again. I’ve overcome those issues and been on track because God is good. But, I haven’t been seeing myself how He sees me.

So I decided to start 21 Day Fix Extreme 4 days ago and promised myself I would NOT quit when it got hard. And told myself because I DESERVE the best. I am a child of God and want to live like Him, so I’m going to live with being more disciplined to achieve greatness.

And in just 4 days of this program, I’ve wanted to quit a million times to be honest. It’s challenged me in so many ways mentally and physically. BUT it’s SIMPLE and easy to follow so I am sticking with it. I’m believing I’ll make it to the end and achieve the results I want. And I’m seeing mini abs coming back Yayyy!

So the point of this all is to say:

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. You CAN do hard things
  3. You deserve the best
  4. We all struggle, you just have to be mentally tough enough to push through

Even though this program has been challenging so far, I am really loving it! I will update you guys more on my progress next week.

Don’t forget I am always here to answer any questions you have or if you just need advice or support.

So until next time, don’t forget to love yourself!

And share this with anyone this may help!

xo

 

Protein Pancakes

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Who can relate?! I realized I have GOT to get this winter fluff off!!! Too many indulgences and my body is like WHOA GIRL HOLD UP!! Haha.

But, anyway I seriously LOVE following the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan because I CAN  have pancakes!!!! Healthy ones of course, but they still taste AMAZEE!!! As weird as it sounds, I LOVE following these containers because I don’t have to obsess about calories and it helps me keep my portions in control. And I am SO FULL!

So anyway, to the pancake recipe you all came here for is as follows, it’s super easy!!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats (blended in to oat flour)
  • 1 scoop vanilla Shakeology (or protein powder or choice)
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  • All you do is dump the oat flour (just dump the rolled oats in your blender first to make in to flour) in to a bowl and mix in the other ingredients
  • Heat up a pan to medium-high eat
  • I use coconut oil spray to spray my pan, Trader Joes has the best kind!
  • Then measure out about 1 tbsp for each pancake
  • Cook on each side for about a minute and a half and boom done!
  • I topped mine with a few teaspoons of Chocolate PB2 mixed with almond milk (powdered PB, only 45 calories in 2 tbsp and less fat, you can buy at most all grocery stores)

 

Hope you enjoy!! Please share this with anyone who would enjoy it! icon smile Protein Pancakes

Busy Girl Bosses Build a Six Figure Business

I was just sitting here this weekend reflecting on how different my life was just at the end of the college. I weighed 60 lbs more, my clothes were all tight on me and I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my future, I just went to college because that’s what everyone did. I got my undergrad in Business Administration because I figured it was broad enough to get me most professional jobs. Or so I thought.

The economy was in great shape while I was in college and in 2009 when I graduated, everything tanked. Luckily I was proactive and started looking for any jobs in the business, marketing, or advertising field 6 months prior to graduating. What can I say, I guess I’ve always been a go getter, so much so that I decided during my senior semester of college (probably the most stressful) that I wanted to lose weight once and for all.

I was so uncomfortable, hated having a muffin top, had no self confidence to talk to guys, had no energy, and was eating and drinking myself sick. Literally I would get drunk every night and binge on food because it was my coping mechanism. After feeling fed up with feeling like this every day, I started doing workout DVDs at home and eating healthier. I ended up losing 60 lbs and it literally changed every aspect of my life!

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Also at the end of college, since I was proactive with applying for hundreds of jobs every week, I landed a job as the Bookstore Manager at a small college in Georgia. Not my ideal job, but I was just happy to have something in the poor economy. So, then I picked up and moved shortly after graduating college. 

I started working there and I did enjoy it because I felt I was helping students. Again not my ideal job, but I focused on what I did enjoy about it. Within a year of working there, I was promoted to the Director of Residence Life and also started working on my Master’s in Higher Education. I THOUGHT that I wanted to become the Dean of Students. Mainly because my boss said I would be good at it. Looking back, it was never what I truly wanted. I didn’t know what I want, so I let someone else plan my future.

After being in residence life for a few months, I began to HATE my job. I was very GRATEFUL for the opportunity but I was SO UNFULFILLED! Why? Because I let someone else plan my future and didn’t take control of it myself. One of my best friends who was also a co-worker had started this online coaching thing on the side and I kept seeing her posts on Facebook about helping people lose weight. I thought to myself, “how cool! losing weight transformed my whole life, I would LOVE to help others do the same!”

I asked her about it and just thought it was something I would do as a hobby, didn’t think I could earn money nor did I care if I did. I put it off for a few months because I kept telling myself I was too busy for it. I mean I did work 80+ hours a week at times, was doing my master’s degree, volunteered at church, and still had to have time to eat, sleep, and poop!

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I finally decided though to just give it a shot since there was a 30 day money back guarantee because I was so unhappy that I would CRY every DAY when I had to go to work. On the weekends I would ball my eyes out like a baby knowing I had to go do it again for another week. I did not see coaching as a way out of my job or to earn money, but I just wanted to feel fulfilled and like I was giving back and helping others.

So I set out to start this business BLINDLY! I had no clue what network marketing was, didn’t know a damn thing about social media (other than how to scroll through Facebook and post a picture), and had never owned a business. I told my friend when I started, “I don’t care if I make money and I probably wont!” I had no idea what I was doing, but I wanted to help others feel how I felt losing 60 lbs.

What did I do: I just started posting on Facebook (had maybe a few hundred friends back then) about my transformation. I posted about the accountability and support groups and just asked my friends to join me on a journey to getting healthy together. I just posted about my workout, a healthy meal, or a motivational quote. I just put myself out there (which was scary as hell at first) so that I could help others and add value in to their lives.

Literally stuff this easy:

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I absolutely loved what I was doing and the feeling of helping just a few people just filled me up inside. And I was actually making a little extra money because I was just focused on reaching out to help others.

Then fast forward to about a year later. I had gone to a few Beachbody events and seen people sharing their stories who had been in the business for way longer than myself. But, people earning SIX FIGURES within a couple of years, some were MILLIONAIRES within 5-7 years. I was SHOCKED! As I said, it was never about the money. I started this not wanting to make money, but wanting to help people. But, I did hate my job so I got motivated and wanted to reach out and help more people so I could grow my income and quit my job.

Then in April of 2013 I did just that! I am now a 2014 Elite Coach (top .01% of the company), am ranked #109 out of 275,000 coaches in the network, and I have built a six figure business. In fact, in January I earned what it would have taken me SIX MONTHS to earn at my director level job at the college.

And that is just the beginning! I could have been so much further than that, but in 2013 and 2014 I let a lot of fear and excuses hold me back from growing my business larger. Like that is LITERALLY insane for me to say out loud! Well, I guess type out loud haha. Especially since I only started this to just help people.

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So I’m sitting here today writing this post because I want to pay it forward to other ladies who are busy girl bosses just like I was when I started this. I want to help as many people as possible also have the opportunity to build a six figure business in PART TIME hours. And to do something that you will LOVE and that will change your whole life!

The incredible income isn’t even the best part of this business, it’s all about who I get to work with, the amazing best friends I have made, how much better of a person I have become, how much self confidence I have gained, and I could keep going. The income, free trips, bonuses, and all of that are just added perks!

I truly believe without a DOUBT that this is my CALLING! This is my purpose and why the good Lord put me on this earth! So it is my responsibility to share, share, share!

I am going to be starting a mentoring program on Monday March 2nd where I will personally mentor a group of 10 women in an online setting, on 1:1 calls, weekly team calls, and daily interactions to start laying the foundation of a successful business.

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I have created a system for my team based on what Beachbody has provided us to train all my new coaches and my own personal experience has proven to be extremely successful at getting each new coach started out right. I don’t want to overwhelm you with the business, just show you how to get started, manage your time, and do it all while still having a balanced life and having time for what you enjoy doing. I want to help you earn extra income to replace your salary or just for some extra shopping money, whatever you prefer.

You can make this business work for you! Whether it’s just a few hours a week (as I did when I started) or you want to build it full time, I can help you set goals based around that. I have no minimum expectations and you can truly do as little or as much as you want as a coach! I want you to set your own pace and I will match that pace with your effort. I am not your boss or dictator, but a mentor, coach, and guide.

The new coach training mentoring program can be done from your home, computer, iPad, laptop, or iPhone. If you have Internet access, you can make this business work! I will give you access to all my documents, scripts, guides, training videos, and myself if you join the team. I train all new coaches in a small group setting and I give you my word that I will be involved! I want to teach you how to help and inspire others to be healthy, but to do it with balance and passion!

I will say that most people are afraid to take this leap of faith. They think it sounds like a good opportunity, but most are afraid that they won’t make any money, they’ll have to sell to their friends, or that they don’t know anybody to invite. Trust me, I was in the same boat! I am from a small ass town and didn’t know a lot of people. I was deathly afraid to talk to people because I didn’t want them to think I was trying to sell them something!  So I will truly share with you how I overcame that false belief and how I moved forward and have built a six figure business in less than 3 years!

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Does this sound like something you would enjoy?  Then I want to invite you to join the team! If you would like more information about coaching on my team, then complete the quick application here and I will contact you personally within 24 hours.

I am only accepting a limited number of new coaches so please don’t wait!

Other ways to get more information: Starting February 23rd, I will be running a 5 day sneak peak  in to my business if you would like to know more about coaching on my team! You can ask questions in a closed group and get answers on anything you’d like to know. I will provide you with any information you’d need throughout the week to help you make a more educated decision on joining my team. If you’d like to participate in this group please email me at getfitjess@yahoo.com.

Last, I will be hosting a live call on Wednesday February 25th at 8:00PM EST to explain what coaching is all about and to help you understand how you can truly build a business from home (or anywhere that has WiFi). I will go over what the company provides, how you can be successful, what you need to do to get started, and how you can do it too! You can also ask questions and the end and get answers right there! Also email me at getfitjess@yahoo.com if you’d like to join!

I CANNOT WAIT to hear from you and hopefully welcome you as the newest coach on the team! We are no doubt a great family and have an awesome track record of providing quality service, support, and training to everyone that joins the team! Plus we have lots of fun together, we are all like BFFs! icon smile Busy Girl Bosses Build a Six Figure Business You will definitely not be left out there to figure this out on your own!

Hope to see many of you busy girl bosses on the team soon!!

21 Day Fix Progress & Meals

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So it’s been a week and a half since I started 21 Day Fix and I am in LOVE just as much, if not MORE, than the first time I did it last year!!! I decided to make it a hybrid and do Turbo Fire with it because I know just how quickly HIITs burn fat. You may not think I need to lose weight, but I have about 10 lbs I would like to lose to get back to my ideal weight.

If you have been following me for a while, you know that when I first moved to Charlotte last year I struggled with binge eating. I ate my emotions and got in to a depression being in a new city. I got a lot better towards the end of 2014, but had a few smaller episodes recently due to emotions. But, luckily I have been on track! I joined a group with my church with other ladies who struggle with eating disorders. And I have also found that if I have something to replace my craving for food (like coffee, hot tea, or gum) and keep myself busy (by praying, walking, calling a friend) then I can overcome the cravings.

So hopefully some of those tips help you, too! But, I wanted to also give you peak in to what I am eating on the meal plan so that you can get some ideas. I usually have a few go to breakfasts and dinners that I rotate. Lunch is usually always Shakeology because it is so quick and easy!

Here are some pictures of the things I am eating, followed by a list of ideas!

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Breakfast

  • Egg whites (red container) with feta (half blue container) and spinach and mushrooms (green container
  • Greek yogurt (red container) with half cup granola (yellow container) and half cup blueberries (purple container)
  • Protein pancakes using Shakeology (red container), 1 egg white (1/8 red container), 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (1/4 cup red container), 1 tbsp almond milk (not enough to count), 1 tsp baking powder, & 1/2 cup oats (yellow container)

Lunch

  • It’s always Shakeology, but here are some recipe ideas
  • Reese’s Cup: one scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology (red container), 1 cup almond milk (1/2 yellow container), & 2 tbsp PB (tspn container)
  • Vanilla Milkshake: one scoop Vanilla Shakeology (red container), 1 cup almond milk (1/2 yellow container), 1/2 banana (purple container), & 2 tbsp PB (tspn container)
  • Butterfinger: one scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology (red container), 1 cup almond milk (1/2 yellow container), 1/4 package Sugar Free Butterscotch Pudding mix (1/4 yellow container), & 2 tbsp PB (tspn container)

Snacks

  • Apple (purple container) with almonds (orange container)
  • Egg whites (enough for 1/2 red container) with turkey bacon (enough for 1/2 red container)
  • Ezekiel bread (yellow container) with 2 tbsp PB (use the other half of my blue container for this because it’s a healthy fat)

Dinner

  • Salmon (red container) with sweet potato fries (yellow container) and brussel sprouts and asparagus (two green containers)
  • Veggie burger (red container) with quinoa (yellow container) and veggie (two green containers) stir fry
  • Chicken sausage (red container) with zucchini and squash (two green containers)
  • Shredded chicken with hot sauce (red container) with feta (blue container) topped on bed of romaine lettuce with red peppers (two green containers)

Hope this helps you guys, let me know if you have questions! I am excited to be starting 21 Day Fix Extreme next week with my group of ladies!! If you want to join us and you missed this one, I’ll have another group next month icon smile 21 Day Fix Progress & Meals

Please share with any other fellow 21 Day Fixers who this could help!!

21 Day Fix Extreme is Here: Get In Now and In My Support Group to Complete It!!

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I am SOOO FLIPPING excited today ya’ll!!! The moment we have all been waiting for (well at least me haha) is finally here! The 21 Day Fix Extreme is officially available through me as your coach!!!

It is time to take your results to the next level!! It’s time to take it to the max and get those abs and muscle definition you have been longing for. You may be reading this and thinking that you don’t necessarily want to be ripped, but you do want to get to your next fitness level. In that case, this is absolutely perfect for you, too! I would say that if you have 10-20 pounds to lose and you’re at the end of your weight loss journey with a base level of fitness already, this program is the PERFECT fit for you!

The program combines strength training with constant cardio and power moves to bring your body 6 days of intense change! Since nutrition is 80% of your results, you will be eating only clean foods. With the Extreme you can’t have treats like you can in the original 21 Day Fix. You are 100% clean and dialed in to nutrition with the portion control containers that make things so simple.

But, don’t fret! If you are still a beginner or don’t want to give up those treats I still want to help you! I will be offering a support group for a special group of 10 women with a beginner option and an extreme option. So if you go for the beginner, the workouts won’t be as intense and you still get treats in moderation.

Here are some results from one of the girls who did the test group!

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So who is this program for? 

1. People who want a dramatic short term weight loss for a huge event (vacation, wedding, photo shoot, etc)

2.  21 Day Fix graduates or people who have completed programs like P90X, Insanity Max30, T25, Turbofire, etc.

3.  People who do not have a lot of weight to lose that are dedicated, committed to following the nutrition plan and have a no BS attitude.  There are no excuses, if you want the results its time to dig a little deeper and get them!

4.  People who don’t want to count calories or macros (F all that nonsense haha). It’s based on a SIMPLE and EASY to follow portion controlled container system that gives you a very specific list of foods and ways to prep and prepare your meals.

The BEST part is that you are not on this journey alone.  I am here with you the entire way and will reserve your spot in my private online support and accountability group. My goal is to make sure you get the absolute best results possible! I will be there to provide accountability, tips, recipes, and we will cheer each other on the whole way and help each other stay focused when life gets in the way! Accountability has TOTALLY been the secret sauce to AMAZING results for me!

And seriously this is an example of a meal you can eat! Yes those are healthy buffalo wings!

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So what do you get when you purchase the program? 

Well the absolute best way to get this program that will give you the most bang for your buck and save a TON of money is with what is called a challenge pack. It comes with the 21 day Fix Extreme complete program which contains 7 workouts, the portion controlled containers, the nutrition guide, program manual, countdown to competition plan and a bonus DVD called the “CHALLENGE” which you only get when you order through me as your coach!  You also get free shipping and save at least 25% ordering this way, plus it’s on major sale this month. It also gives you access to the private support group I mentioned earlier that will help support you and teach you how to handle those temptations and cravings. I won’t let you fail! If you want to succeed, we will do it together!! I absolutely LOVE being a coach and helping others reach their goals is what I JUMP out of bed to do every day!

The group I mentioned will start on February 16th, in just two weeks. I will help you set realistic goals, teach you how to follow the meal plan and plan your week so that you can get the best results possibly. We will help each other daily so we can all get AMAZING results. If you are ready to change, I WILL help you succeed!

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Why am I doing the 21 day fix?
Because I have struggled with over eating and binge eating on and off the last year and a half. A lot of it has had to do with emotions and doing way too restrictive dieting. But, I have also failed to plan and have gotten lazy and not cooked often. And failing to plan is the best way to come across failure. I have some weight I’d like to lose since I have not been consistent with my eating.

Also, I am going on a trip I earned (thank you Beachbody!)to Cancun in 2 months and I want to looking flipping AMAZE and feel confident in my clothes and bikini!  I know that I need to start getting ready now because it is going to take longer than one month to get in my best shape. And the warm weather will be coming before we know it!

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So how do I join your group?!
Complete the application here and I will be in contact. I will be selecting my 10 ladies by the end of the week.

If you’d still like more info, here is a quick video I made: 

Refresh Your Body, Mind, & Soul

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Do you feel like you need to refresh your body, mind, & soul? You are not alone!

I have something BRAND NEW & EXCITING I want to offer to you all!!!

I know from personal experience that the solution to TRUE health & happiness comes from having a healthy body, mind, & soul. You can lose weight or get fit, but results will not last if your mind & soul are not also healthy.

After losing 60 lbs a few years ago I have gained a little weight back a few times, but I have learned that when I gain weight back it’s because my mind & soul are not where they need to be. THAT is where it all starts!

So for the first time ever, I want to offer you an exclusive personal group with myself to work on these areas. Here is what you will gain:

- A healthy body & mind
- Learn to love yourself
- Grow your faith
- Personalized meal plan
- Low impact workout
- Accountability, motivation, & support daily

I only have space to accept 10 new clients & I expect this to fill up QUICK, so message me ASAP to reserve yours! ♥

PiYo Week 3 Update

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Happy Tuesday loves! I hope you’re having a fantastic week! I wanted to just give you a quick PiYo Week 3 Update! I am moving to my dream apartment this week, so I may not be around as much with being busy with that. So just wanted to quickly pop in & update you!

Fridays have been rest day from PiYo & I’ve never been more sad for a rest day. These workouts make me SO happy. They pump happiness & love in to me. Before I became a coach I worked out almost every day, but that doesn’t mean I always liked it. But now I am just SO in love with doing PiYo every day! And I’ve never had this much self love before either!  I honestly feel the best I’ve ever felt in my life! Thank you Jesus!

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But, to me it’s not most important that I am loving it. My heart has just been SO FULL with the comments from my group of 25 ladies in my exclusive virtual support group. Here is just a few things they have been saying:

Rachael: I just went dress shopping today for my sisters wedding! Now I haven’t lost any weight yet an I still haven’t measured, but I found a dress and it’s a size FOUR!! Before PiYo I couldn’t even zip up a 4 and now I’m ready to rock it next month!!

Beth: I am so noticing that I’m more toned, and now that I’m sort of getting the moves right it’s a lot harder, love it!

LupitaDay 9 for me complete. I will admit all day long I gave myself every excuse in the book as to why I should skip today and do two tomorrow. But you know what…I realized that is why I never made it through TurboFire or Body Beast – because I would skip a day and it just kept adding up. 

That is why I love PiYo, it’s not long on time but it works me out. And I feel even better now after doing it than I did all morning.

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And even more exciting!!! My mom decided to join my PiYo support group with us! She has never been interested in doing a workout with me since I became a coach because she feels they’re all so intense. But, when she visited me a few weeks ago she tried it out & loved it. This just makes my heart smile even more because now she will live longer, healthier, & happier. So, that means more time I get with her. YAY!

Don’t forget to grab my free grocery list & meal plan here for those of you getting ready for PiYo. And if you’d like to join us, shoot me a quick message to get on the wait list for my August group <3

I can’t wait to help you! <3

Off to get my PiYo workout in now {favorite part of my day!!}