Ok so you have been hearing me talk and post about Piyo, and getting certified and teaching it.  I also know you are very curious and intrigued about price options, meal plan, what it is about and what's included.  I am going to answer all that and at the same time tell you how you will benefit from it and the results you will get from it! Don't we all want results? 
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What is Piyo? 

Piyo is a fusion of many different formats. It's barefoot training, it's strength training. it's  a music driven, athletic training workout inspired by the mind/body practices of Pilates and Yoga that also includes flexibility training, strength training, conditioning and dynamic movement.  It includes modifications and progressions of all different exercises to accommodate and challenge all fitness levels.   It does not involve chanting, meditation, Sanskrit terminology or spirituality.  

By completing this program you will gain

  • improved strength
  • flexibility
  • balance
  • stress reduction
  • overall fitness level improvement 

Carve an intensely defined physique-without jumps, without weights, and without joint strain. Using body weight, PiYo uses low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga. The result? Long, lean, muscles, a high, firm booty, and tight, flat, sexy abs.  PiYo will work every single muscle to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen every inch of a body. And since Chalene Johnson cranked up the speed and the fun, crazy calories will be burned too! 

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So Who Is Piyo For?   EVERYONE!  It is a high intensity low impact workout that can be modified to meet everyone's needs.  It is meant to improve flexibility, torch calories and get you in the best shape of your life!

There is no jumping in this workout so it is great for someone who needs a low impact option.  It will overall give you a toned, sleek, and complete body transformation.  Piyo is inspired by Pilates and Yoga and was developed by Chalene Johnson who is also the creator of two of my favorite workout programs Turbofire and Chalean Extreme.  There are no weights required for this workout. 

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The workouts are anywhere from 25-45 minutes long.

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What are the workouts like? 

  • Align (46 mins): The Fundamentals (46 mins)
  • Upper Body (35 mins): this focused workout will strengthen and stretch your entire body, while building on the movement patterns you have learned in Align.
  • Define: Lower Body (25 mins) will shape and tone everything from your glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves gently, yet effectively to help you get sleek and lean legs.
  • Sweat (35 mins) is a traditional PiYo Workout that is fast paced with body weight strength training and ab work!
  • Core (30 mins) an ab-centric workout that targets every angle of the abdominals and back. I’ve read this will be a calorie-torcher too!
  • Drench (45 mins) is a total body workout to get you sweaty, burning calories, and going to have your metabolism on fire!
  • Strength Intervals (25 mins) designed to tone the whole body and burn tons of calories with no weights required!
  • Sculpt (30 mins) no weights are required for this intense, full-body workout either!
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  • You’ll receive 9 workouts total plus get them 2 weeks earlier through a coach – sign up to get them first here. 

You can be the first to score your copy of the Piyo Challenge Pack at $140 TODAY!!! and land yourself a spot in an exclusive Piyo Test Group led and supported by a Certified Piyo Instructor.   This is a select group of individuals who are committed to starting and finishing the program and getting the best results possible. In order to secure a spot you have to be willing to give it 100% commitment over the course of the program! You must be willing to invest in the fitness, the nutrition and the support.  If you put some skin in the game I am more than willing to meet you half way!

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Healthy banana Oatmeal Cookies

1.5    cup oats
2       bananas mashed
1       cup warm applesauce
         Cinnamon, Raisins, Walnuts
1/2    teaspoon Coconut oil 

These are just so good, so healthy and easy to make. Mix all ingredients above and place on cookie baking sheet dropping one tablespoonful of the dough on the tray. 
Bake in preheated over at 375° got 12-15 minutes. 

They are so versatile you can add anything else you want like cranberries, nuts, chunks of apple...



Ok folks I finally gave it a try because I had some roasted unsalted almonds and my super awesome new Magic Bullet. I love love Almond Butter but it happens to be a a bit more expensive than Peanut Butter.  By the way let me inform you that this process always applies to Peanuts and now you can make your own home made Peanut Butter and even cashew butter! Awesome right?? Ok let's get to work!

I filled the small grinding cup with about 1/2 cup of almonds (didn't have any more but making the trip to Trader Joes for more to restock tomorrow). 

Do not add anything to it other than the almonds. Secure the blender lid and secure the Magic Bullet. Start and let it do its magic, stopping if necessary, cleaning the walls of the cup and restarting the process. Be patient. It takes a few more tries cause it starts getting gooey yummy.  You can also use a regular blender for this. Seriously, how easy is this?? 

You can leave some chunks for a cruchier texture or grind longer to create a more creamier butter. 

http://coachpaulachavez.blogspot.com/2014/10/home-made-almond-butter-so-good.htmlSo easy! So worth it! Try it! What are your thoughts?? Come back and share! And do me a favor, I'm always adding lots of recipes. Subscribe with your email so you can get all my content delivered to your inbox! 

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 Becoming a Beachbody coach has been the best decision I made. I get to enjoy freedom of doing the things I like and enjoy. Spend time with my kids and be part of their daily routines, while I still get to be myself and not just a stay at home mom. I enjoy motherhood very much but I also needed a way to feel like I mattered. I live with passion, I wake up with a smile looking forward to all the opportunities that every day bring. I could continue on and on, but I would like to chat with you further and share this opportunity with you! It may not be for you, but honey, what if it is??Let's chat.
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http://coachpaulachavez.blogspot.com/2014/10/abs-are-made-in-kitchen-but-how.htmlTruth is no matter how  many hours of training you go through in a day, the truth is abs are made in the kitchen! You can’t get a flat, hard midsection without eating right and losing body fat. No matter how much effort you put into creating a six-pack, it won't be visible if it’s covered by a layer of flab.
If you’re following the dietary guidelines of a Beachbody fitness program, you’ll automatically be eating the right foods to lose fat as you get in shape. this is why I always recommend following the meal plan. In a nut shell, these tips will help ensure that the effort you’re putting into your abs will bring you the results you want.
1. PROTEIN IN EVERY MEAL . Eating enough lean protein promotes fat loss and muscle gain, the two most important elements for developing great abs. It also helps keep you from getting hungry while you’re eating right. You don’t have to gobble down 12-ounce steaks—just eat a normal portion of lean meat, fish, low-fat dairy, or vegetarian protein with every meal, and make sure your snacks contain some protein, too. If you still have a hard time getting enough in your diet, a daily Shakeology shake can be a perfect addition.
http://coachpaulachavez.blogspot.com/2014/10/abs-are-made-in-kitchen-but-how.htmlBy the way, protein is especially important in the morning, when a lot of people don’t get as much as they should. A protein-rich breakfast will help keep your blood sugar steady for hours, preventing the dips that can lead to cravings later in the day. (Try some low-fat chicken sausage, or an omelet with one whole egg and three egg whites, along with fruit or whole-grain toast.)
2. THE RIGHT CARBS. Despite the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets, the average American meal is still too high in sugar and fast-burning starches to bring body fat down to ab-baring levels. It’s time to say goodbye to sweetened soda, ditch the Doritos, and save the cake for your birthday. If your fitness plan calls for a sports drink before a long cardio workout, or a carb-and-protein recovery drink after resistance training, that’s fine. But the rest of the time, stick with foods that are on the low end of the glycemic index (refer to GlycemicIndex.com for more information)—these foods burn more slowly, so they won’t spike your blood sugar and insulin levels. Better options: sweet potatoes, oats, brown rice, quinoa
3. FIBER UP. Something about the word “fiber” just doesn’t sound appetizing. But high-fiber foods can actually be quite delicious: fresh berries and other fruits, salads loaded with colorful produce, your favorite steamed vegetables or vegetable soup, stews or chili made with beans, chewy whole-grain breads and cereals…You get the picture. (These foods just happen to be loaded with nutrients as well.) High-fiber foods keep you fuller with fewer calories, and they help keep your digestive system working at its best—a double-whammy for getting rid of belly bulge. i add one tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia seeds every day to my Shakeology for a fiber boost that will keep me fuller longer. 
4. YOGURT. Probiotics, the healthful bacteria found in yogurt and other fermented foods, have been proven to help reduce belly fat. In a recent study in Finland, new mothers who took probiotic supplements averaged smaller waist circumferences—and lower body fat in general—than those who didn’t take probiotic supplements. And while the topic is still controversial, studies have found that eating lots of calcium-rich dairy foods like yogurt may increase overall weight loss.
5. DON'T SKIP MEALS. Tempted to lower your daily calorie count by skipping meals? Don’t. Going hungry can raise your levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, which research has found can increase belly fat even in otherwise thin women. And eating too infrequently can lower your metabolism and energy levels, while increasing the chance that you’ll get too hungry and decide to chuck your meal plan entirely. If you’re eating the right foods, regular meals and snacks will keep your body fueled while you’re working toward that strong core. Plan your snacks for the week and prepackage so you are never caught off guard, hungry in front of Dunkin Donuts. 
6. DRINK MORE WATER.  Hydration is important when you’re on a fitness plan, but drinking plenty of water has particular benefits for your midsection. It helps keep your stomach full, so you don’t overeat, and it helps flush out excess sodium to prevent belly bloating. (Eating more potassium-rich foods, such as tomatoes and bananas, will also help in this area.)  How much do you need? The old rule of 8 glasses a day is a good start, but everyone is different: drink more if you’re exercising or it’s hot out.
7. GET RID OF THE ALCOHOL & MINIMIZE THE CAFFEINE .  It’s time to cut down on those mood-altering substances, coffee and alcohol. Too much caffeine raises your cortisol levels and can impair your sleep, which can lower the production of fitness-promoting hormones.  Alcohol actually makes it more difficult for your body to metabolize carbs and fat, also stimulates your appetite and lowers your inhibitions, which can lead to binge eating. The best road to flat abs is no alcohol at all, but if you really like a drink now and then, just have one at a time (and no more than a few a week), and stay away from higher-calorie beers and sugary mixed drinks
If you add these rules to your fitness plan, you’re sure to see faster improvements in your midsection and most importantly you'll stay healthy and full of energy! 


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I BROKE THE BAD HABITS!!! 3 day refresh before and after

Sunday night after over indulging in some pizza, brownies and cake I made a decision.... I needed a Detox!! I needed to break bad carb habits! 

I couldn't wait to share this program and the results with you guys!!!

http://coachpaulachavez.blogspot.com/2014/10/i-broke-bad-habits-3-day-refresh-before.htmlThis past Monday, 10/13/2014 I started the 3 Day Refresh! I've had the box sitting in my pantry since June but was hesitating doing it because of the caloric restriction.  I was running a lot of miles per week and teaching between 6-8 Insanity classes per week, and a few extra workouts here and there.  I am always hungry! My metabolism is fast and I am constantly eating, so i was afraid to find myself weak, moody, grumpy.....  I wanted to do it but I was afraid.  I had done one in June but to be honest I didn't follow it to the T.  I just did it to taste the ingredients pretty much.  I know, shame on me  hahahaha! I do eat pretty healthy and lean about 90% of the time so I didn't feel the need for it.  
Ok let me share with you what it is and what it consists of and then how the 3 days went for me, some of the foods I ate and then the results.  

So What is the 3 day Refresh? 
It's a Beachbody program designed to help you lose a few pounds in a hurry and/or break bad habits. That's the reason why I wanted to do it.  Not the weight loss necessarily but because I had this carb loading mindset that I was having a hard time fighting.  All part of the half marathon training and meal plan. Its very easy to follow, and it's all easily described and explained in the program guide included in the package.  
Consists of three daily shakes, a fiber drink, plenty of water plus a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy fats throughout the day to keep your energy and metabolism going.  No animal protein, no dairy, no grains, no sugars, low salt. 
What you'll eat and drink during the 3 days:

1. Wake up: drink water 
2. Breakfast: Shakeology plus a fruit 
3. Morning Snack: fiber sweep (digestive health drink)
4. Lunch: Vanilla Fresh (vegan vanilla high-protein shake, hunger satisfying shake) plus fruit, vegetable and healthy fats from the options lists. 
5. Afternoon Snack: fruit, vegetable or juice from the options lists. 
6. Dinner: Vanilla Fresh plus a delicious filling healthy meal made from the Dinner recipes list. 
Some of my meals during the 3 day refresh: 




How did I feel during the 3 days?
Excited! I knew from the start that I was going to be eating less so I was already prepared to endure hunger!! Actually the reality is I didn't feel that hungry.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  I kept myself busy in and out, on the computer and running around with the kids.  I even survived cooking a lasagna for my hubby on day 3  for his birthday.  I took a fork and I tried one small bite.  that was enough to satisfy the desire of wanting to eat it.  I was ok with it.  I saved some not for the day after but for 2 days after and I had a small piece with a big serving of broccoli for lunch and I was perfectly fine with it. Also survived upside down pineapple cake that my mother in law baked for my hubby, we sang happy bithday, served the cake for everyone and I didn't eat it either.  Unbelievable right?? I am that committed!!! When I set my mind on something, I give it 110%. I was determined to have the best experience and results with this plan this time around.

I did it!!!! Check out my pictures!!! I Lost 6lbs!!! wow!!! I was so surprised to be losing 2 lbs a day pretty much.  I did teach classes and noticed an increased amount of sweat.  I think it was part of the DETOXING process!! perfect! I lost 6 lbs and 3 inches on my waist and although I didn't measure anywhere else, I do feel much leaner now.  And one other nonscale victory... I bought this new pair of Jeans size 4,  2 weeks ago and they were fitted, well..... they are so lose now!!! So they fit me perfectly comfortable.  No muffin top here!!! 



Update November 2nd!!!  the 6 lbs are still gone.  I have not gained them back.  went back to my routine and reduced the carb cravings.  
And check out the results of one of my challengers.  



If you are struggling with breaking bad habits, fell off the wagon and having a hard time getting back on, you need to do this... Join my next Challenge group where I will be helping you and other people go through this journey and stay accountable for the following 30 days so that you can get to Thanksgiving Holiday festivities feeling good and looking amazing!! 


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Forget all the crappy prepackaged Pumpkin everything junk now available at the stores!!! They are loaded with artificial flavors, sugars, preservatives and fat that are really not going to get you closer to your fitness goals or contribute to your health!

I have a better idea and you are going to love this new twist on my already famous, fit pancakes!!!

You'll need to roast some pumpkin in the oven first.  I had a small one, cut in half (major arm workout by the way). remove the inside flesh and seeds. place on a baking sheet with a little bit of water, about an inch deep, and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 400.  (i did this the day before by the way, so it was in the refrigerator are ready to be used this morning)
Let me tell you canned pumpkin is orange, not sure why because real pumpkin is yellow!!

ok, so let's get these pancakes started:
4 egg whites
1/2 cup cooked pumpkin
1/3 cup rolled uncooked oats
1 Tablespoon flaxseed
1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp Pumpkin spice (or more)
1 tsp coconut oil
Coconut oil spray

Add everything in the blender.  Blend for about 30 seconds and your mix is ready.  Make sure you pancake grill or pan is already preheated and cook them quickly because the mix will thicken as the flaxseed absorbs the liquid.  if this happens don't panic, add a little bit of milk (I only use almond milk).

This is such an easy, healthy, fit, filling breakfast.  you can have it every day!
Low in carbs so if you are feeling like breakfast for dinner, go right ahead without fear!!!

Pumpkin is high in antioxidants, potassium and fiber and low in calories and carbs. Eggs give you the protien to control appetite and insulin levels. Oats give you the fiber and omegas plus a bunch of other nutrients.  Cinnamon will give it that warm cozy taste, but most importantly will help control your blood sugar levels.  Pumpkin spice just adds the taste of oh so yummy FALL!!!

I drizzle a lit bit of agave once served.  Enjoy!

Healthy doesn't mean boring! get creative and share your recipes with me! I am always looking for great ideas to share with those in need!
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