Friday, January 30, 2015

Specials only available until tomorrow January 31st

Good Morning! Hope all is well!!!
When it comes to getting in shape and staying motivated, it can be harder to keep going that it is to get started.  After a few weeks once we’re happy seeing results, the feeling of satisfaction may lead us to falling into a routine and that may lead to stop pushing ourselves, boredom, missing days and of course that leads to NO RESULTS! or QUITTING!   As your coach my job is to support and assist you in any way that I can.  I may not have talked to some of you in quite some time while others are very active in my support and accountability groups online.  I wanted to take this time to let you know what I have available during the upcoming weeks  in the form of fitness and nutrition support!


If any of these groups sound like something you would like to do please respond to this email asap for more information.


On February 16th 2015 I will be kicking off a 60 day support and accountability group.  Each challenger is required to do a Beachbody fitness program of their choice which I can help you decide what is the best fit for you based on your goals.  Then each challenger is required to replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the group.  I will be focused on helping you plan out the other meals of the day, find healthy alternatives to the things that you eat right now and give you suggestions for recipes, snacks and more.  We have the following programs available at special price this month, you do not want to miss out on the promotions if you’ve been wanting to start this year strong.


Insanity Max 30 Challenge pack is on sale until January 31st at midnight!  $180 vs $205 for the entire 60 day fitness program, Shakeology, Free Shipping and discounted price!


There is also a really awesome Quick Start Package that includes the 3 Day Refresh, Insanity Max 30, 60 day workout program, Shakeology, Free Shipping and discounted price!  So you can cleanse in a healthy way after your Super bowl and Valentines Day festivities!


The 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack is also on sale.  $140 vs $160 for the fitness program, Shakeology for 30 days, the color coded containers, a shake cup and bonus DVD and it includes free shipping as well. For me the food storage container system, the workouts and the easy to follow guide were really essential  to really tightening up my nutrition for good! I still use the containers to measure my portions all the time.


One more special deal worth mentioning, since you may already have a program at home and you just can’t seem to get past the excuses and the lack of motivation, this special package is a great Jumpstart.  It is so easy to follow and will leave you after 3 days, lighter, renewed and you will without a doubt, gain your mojo back!


It’s the 3 day refresh, you can check out my journey with it here http://coachpaulachavez.blogspot.com/2015/01/3-day-jumpstart-to-2015.html
and if you are interested in giving it a go, then go for it here! it’s $140 until tomorrow Saturday at night, then price increases to $160.



I know you are probably overwhelmed with links at this point, but I didn’t want you to miss out on any of this info if you are looking to get back on track and step up your results!!


I can proudly say today i finished INSANITY MAX:30 60 days of pushing to my limits and it has been an amazing experience!!! If you have questions about any of these, PLEASE, do not hesitate to ask me, I am here to help you reach your goals.

Lastly, if you are interested in saving 25% off of your Shakeology each month OR you would like to become a coach and inspire others just as I have done for you then contact me about my February 2nd New Coach Training program to help you get started as a coach!  I will teach you everything you need to know to build a successful Beachbody Business that fits your lifestyle in 2015!!!  Are you:
-Looking to quit your F/T,
-A stay-at-home mom looking to earn an extra income from home,
-You or your spouse are in the Active Military or a Veteran (ask me about the FREE coach business for Military)
-Wanting to work in the health/fitness field yet make a high income....
-Just looking for something that you love that will keep you accountable to your own health + fitness journey?
No matter if you have 1 hour to give or 4 each day I can teach you what to focus on to get you going in the right direction!  

Please let us know if this is something you would like to explore and we can give you more information!  Or complete the application below so we can answer any and all questions you have.  https://618fitness.wufoo.com/forms/q1ye90qi0fqkh9z/




Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I Just wanted to look like them

Why are you here? Why keep going? What would make you go past the excuses and the I don't feel like its, and the failures? 

Your why. Nothing but your WHY! 

That same reason that made you decide to commit to get on this journey, that is your motivation to keep going. 
I am on the last week of insanity max and as I was going through the workout today I took off my tank top and looked in the mirror. I rarely take off my tank top, even though I workout at home and no one is around, I am still for some reason still weird about that.  Anyway, I looked at the mirror to check on my form and came to the realization that now I look like them.


From the day I started I made it my goal to look like them, the fit people on the screen. I wanted to look fit, lean arms, toned legs, I wanted to be the fit mom. I wanted to be that mom that people looked at and said wow, you workout? I've always had a lot of respect and admiration for moms like that. 

That has been my motivation throughout my journey.

Today I can say that I look like them. 

Some of you may be frustrated or thinking this is too hard, looking at the people on the videos and thinking oh forget it, This is hard, I can't do it, I'm not like them. I don't know if your goal is to look like them or perform like them but I Can tell you one thing, it is possible and if you commit to do whatever it takes, you can do it. 
All those guys you see on your screen every day, they are people just like us, they are moms, dads, employees, spouses, students, teachers, nurses, they get sleepy, they like pizza, wine, beer, they get tired and sick, but they keep going no matter what life throws at them. They are there and they keep going because their motivation is not to show off or to brag about what they can do, they are there to inspire us and show us what is possible! 

So if at any point during this journey you feel like giving up, Think about them, get inspired by them and think about your WHY!  Keep going! Keep fighting! 💥👊💪🙅 make this week count!! 
What is your why? Would love to hear your WHY....

Saturday, January 24, 2015

SHAKEOLOGY FUDGE POPS



Why You'll Love Drinking Shakeology®

You'll not only be healthier, you'll feel healthier—and happier—who doesn't want that?
Why Drink Shakeology Every Day? It can help you:*
  • Lose weight – especially if you replace a meal with Shakeology every day.
  • Reduce junk food cravings – drink it in the morning to enjoy this benefit throughout the day
  • Increase your energy and feel healthier.
  • Improve your digestion and regularity.
If you are interested in learning more and trying it for yourself, you can visit my site and get more information, nutritional facts, various package options and purchase. 


A day in the life of 21 day fix

21 day fix recipes should be very simple and not overwhelming.  This program is very basic and your meals should be as clean as possible for the best results. Don't get scared with those little containers. They are cute and powerful, the are measuring cups.... your best friends during this journey! 






Breakfast
Oats in a jar 1/4 c old fashioned rolled oats (I use bobs red mill) 1/4 c almond milk unsweetened 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt 1 tsp peanut butter (or nut butter of choice) Sprinkle cinnamon Top with 1/2 banana Shake & let sit overnight I sprinkle chia seeds in too 1 yellow 1 B 1 purple Tsp 1 red

Lunch
Grilled Chicken Salad 1 green of salad 1 red of grilled chicken or hard boiled eggs 1/2 green tomatoes & cucumbers (or veggies of choice) Dressing - 1 tbs ground mustard,1 tbs apple cider vinegar Braggs and pepper (mix well together)

or

Lunch Option 2
Flat out pizza 1 flat out bread 1y 1 red grilled chicken or other protein 1 green steamed broccoli 1 red shredded mozzarella 1/4 C tomato sauce Spread tomato sauce on flat out bread. Add chicken and sprinkle cheese. Put in oven at 350 for 15 minutes or until heated through & cheese is melted. Steam broccoli season to taste and serve!!

Dinner
Turkey taco salad 1 lb ground turkey (organic) 1 box frozen spinach defrosted 1 small onion chopped 2 cloves 2 cans crushed tomatoes (15 oz) Italian seasoning to taste Spray or 1 tbs olive oil Spray or use 1tbs olive oil in pan. Sauté onions & garlic 3 minutes low heat Brown turkey and break up until cooked through Add tomatoes & spinach Simmer 15 minutes stirring often Add seasonings to taste Per serving 3/4 cup = 1 red, 1.5 green Refrigerate the rest for the week or freeze.

Snack 1 –Shakeology (1 Red)

Snack 2 – Apple and 10 Peanuts (1 red and 1 blue)

There you have it, a day in the life of a fixer. Pretty easy right? Welcome to this journey, those cute containers, your weights, me as your coach and the support of the challenge groups are all you need.... All you need to do now is DO IT! 

LOOK FOR MORE RECIPES ON THE RECIPE TAB AT THE TOP.... and if you find any that you wouldn't mind sharing, then post in the comments below!!! 


Sunday, January 18, 2015

20 Secrets of Very Fit People

Since I started my journey at 220lbs until now, 80 lbs lighter, I have followed these tips and to be honest, they are so simple to follow... I made them my mantras, specially on days when I felt lost, hopeless and frustrated by the number on the scale... please take the time to read them and make them your mantras moving forward... Tell me in the comments which ones speak to you the most today... 

Here are a few Turbofied tips. Read these tips, then print and post them so you have them as a daily reminder. written by Chalene Johnson 
  • Look at exercise as a pleasure and a privilege, not a burden or chore. Think positively about the changes regular exercise will produce. Rather than obsessing about your next meal, get excited about your next workout!
  • Focus on short-term fitness goals with an emphasis on completing daily exercise.
  • Work to take your exercise to new levels of intensity.
  • Make it your goal to do some form of exercise 6 or 7 days a week. If some days you exercise once in the morning and once in the evening, even better! If you're eating right, exercise will fuel your energy level!
  • Create an exercise schedule the day before instead of leaving it to chance or waiting to "find" the time. If the last three Presidents of the United States can make time to work out every day, you can make time too!
  • Enjoy contributing to the health of others by having a partner or friends to exercise with, as well as recruiting others who want to feel better and have more energy. Have a neighbor who's sitting on the porch every morning when you walk by? Ask him or her to join you on your walk!
  • Avoid monotony by taking up new forms of exercising, or using things that keep you motivated and inspired, like new shoes or great music.
  • Invest in the right tools—good shoes, a portable MP3 player or iPod®, fitness equipment, a new series of tapes, etc.
  • Subscribe to fitness magazines to keep focused on health as an overall way of life.
  • Eat well-balanced meals and remember that excess calories, even if they're from food that's fat free and high in protein, will turn to excess weight. No matter what the latest fad diet says, extra calories equal extra weight!
  • Limit caffeine and exposure to even secondhand smoke.
  • Keep a water bottle with you at all times and drink from it often. Water should always be your drink of choice. To kick things up every once in a while, try adding lemon, lime, cucumber, or a few berries to liven up the flavor without adding significant calories.
  • Stick with eating plans you can maintain indefinitely. Remember that no matter how hard you're working out, if you're consuming too many calories, you'll never see the muscles that lie beneath layers of fatty tissue.
  • Keep a daily log of what you're actually eating. This includes every time you grab a handful of chips here or eat the crust of your kid's sandwich there, and ALL of your snacking.
  • Enjoy an occasional (once a week) "unhealthy" treat, but never an unhealthy week or unhealthy vacation.
  • If your diet is unbalanced, take daily vitamin and mineral supplements for total health.
  • Don't compare your body to others'. Instead, work to be your personal best.
  • Move beyond the boundaries of weight loss and into total fitness. Measure success by the way your clothes fit, not some number on a scale.
  • Get adequate amounts of sleep, but remember that people who exercise regularly fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.
  • Limit alcohol intake to special occasions.
FOCUS YOUR ENERGY AND EFFORTS IN EMBRACING THE NEW AND NOT IN FIGHTING THE OLD! You have an amazing journey and all your efforts are going to pay off.... every day is a taking you a step closer to your goal.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

HEALTHY FOOD SHOPPING LIST

Seriously friends, eating healthy doesn't have to be boring! there's tons of great recipes and meals that we can put together to keep our palate entertained,... but the most important part of this is to change our mindset.... eating healthy is not dieting!



No Matter which program you are following, if you stick to eating from this list, you are bound to get amazing results and if you turn them into habits and part of your new lifestyle....you will keep your results and continue to feel amazing!


VEGETABLES
  • kale,cooked or raw
  • collared greens, cooked or raw
  • spinach,cooked or raw
  • brussel sprouts, chopped or 5 medium
  • broccoli, chopped
  • asparagus, 10 large spears
  • beets, 2 medium
  • tomatoes,chopped, cherry, or 2 medium
  • squash (summer) , sliced
  • winter squash (all varieties) , cubed
  • string beans
  • peppers, sweet, sliced
  • carrots, sliced or 10 medium
  • cauliflower, chopped
  • artichokes ½ large
  • eggplant, ½ medium
  • okra
  • jicama,sliced
  • snow peas
  • cabbage, chopped
  • cucumbers
  • celery
  • lettuce (NOT  iceberg)
  • mushrooms
  • radishes
  • onions, chopped sprouts

FRUITS
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • strawberries
  • watermelon, diced
  • cantaloupe, diced
  • orange, divided into sections or 1 medium
  • tangerine, 2 small
  • apple, sliced or 1 small
  • apricots, 4 small
  • grapefruit, divided into sections ½ large
  • cherries
  • grapes
  • kiwifruit, 2 medium
  • mango, sliced
  • peach,sliced or 1 large
  • nectarine, sliced or 1 large
  • pear, sliced or 1 large
  • pineapple,diced  
  • banana ½ large
  • papaya, diced
  • figs, 2 small
  • honeydew melon, diced

LEAN PROTEIN
  • sardines (fresh or canned in water), 7 medium
  • boneless, skinless chicken or turkey breast, cooked diced
  • lean ground chicken or turkey,cooked
  • fish, fresh water(catfish, tilapia,trout), cooked, flaked
  • fish, cold water,wild caught (cod, salmon, halibut, tuna), cooked, flaked
  • game: buffalo (bison, ostrich, venison) cooked, flaked
  • game:lean ground,cooked, diced
  • eggs, 2 large
  • greek yogurt, plain, 1%
  • yogurt, plain 2%
  • shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster), cooked
  • clams, canned, diced
  • red meat, extra-lean, cooked, diced
  • lean ground meat, cooked
  • shakeology, 1 scoop
  • tempeh
  • tofu, firm
  • pork tenderloin, diced, cooked
  • tuna, canned light in water, drained
  • turkey slices, low-sodium, fat-free, 6 slices
  • ham slices, low-sodium, fat-free, 6 slices
  • ricotta cheese, light
  • cottage cheese, 2%
  • protein powder (whey, hemp, rice,pea),  1 ½ scoops (approx. 42 g depending on variety)
  • veggie burger, 1 medium patty
  • turkey bacon (reduced fat), 4 slices

COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES   
  • sweet potato
  • yams
  • quinoa, cooked
  • beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, white, lima, etc.), cooked, drained
  • lentils, cooked, drained
  • edamame, shelled
  • peas
  • refried beans, nonfat
  • brown rice, cooked
  • white rice, cooked
  • potato, mashed or ½ medium
  • corn on the cob, 1 ear
  • amaranth, cooked
  • millet, cooked
  • buckwheat, cooked
  • barley, cooked
  • bulgur, cooked
  • oatmeal, steel-cut, cooked
  • oatmeal, rolled, cooked
  • pasta, whole-, cooked
  • couscous, whole wheat, cooked
  • crackers, whole-grain, 8 small crackers
  • cereal, whole-grain, low sugar
  • bread, whole-grain, 1 slice
  • pita bread, whole wheat, 1 small
  • waffles,whole-grain, 1 waffle
  • pancakes, whole-grain,1 small
  • english muffin, whole-grain ½ muffin
  • bagel, whole-grain, ½ small
  • tortilla, whole wheat, 1 small
  • tortilla, corn, 2 small

HEALTHY FATS
  • avocado, mashed or ¼ medium
  • 12 almonds, whole, raw
  • 8 cashews, whole, raw
  • 14 peanuts, whole, raw
  • 20 pistachios, whole, raw
  • 10 pecan halves, raw
  • 8 walnut halves, raw
  • hummus
  • coconut milk, canned
  • feta cheese, crumbled
  • goat cheese, crumbled
  • mozzarella (low-moisture), shredded
  • cheddar, shredded
  • provolone, shredded
  • Monterrey jack, shredded
  • parmesan, shredded
  • pumpkin seeds, raw
  • sunflower seeds, raw
  • sesame seeds, raw
  • flaxseed, ground
  • olives, 10 medium
  • peanuts
  • coconut, unsweetened, shredded