Friday, August 3, 2018

Meal Plan Week 4

Week 4 of my 4 day/week workout program- COMING UP!!!! And I'm FINALLY getting back into the swing of things with my meal planning! I've been out of town A LOT on the weekends (this weekend being no exception) so I got out of the healthy habit of planning. Summer fun means SIMPLE meal plans for me! No meals that take tons of time. I like to have foods prepped (think rice, chicken, ground turkey, already shredded carrots, cut up strawberries, ready-to-use spring mix, etc) so I can just throw some things together and have easy healthy options!

This week I'm even gonna be at the office ALL day, EVERY day which means it's EXTRA important to have the foods prepped ahead so I can grab and GO in the morning (no matter what time I get up in the mornings, I still seem to struggle getting out the door on time LOL). Know what I mean?

Having a program and meal plan to follow makes my life MUCH easier- I can make a plan that I KNOW will get results because my celebrity trainer helped me plan it!!!

Hope this helps inspire you to make healthier options this month!!!

If you have ANY questions on how to meal plan and prep efficiently to save you TIME every week while getting you RESULTS, I'm here to help!!! XOXO


Monday, July 9, 2018

Breaking the Identity Box

What the heck is this girl talking about?!? LOL- well let me just tell ya!

I'm working on this INCREDIBLE 5 Day Goal Workshop for my coaches so I've been working through MY goals and really focusing on creating this for them! I am so excited for these 5 days and what it will bring into their lives, but I wanna bring the VALUE!!! ;)

Have you heard of Lara Casey? If not, you should definitely check her out! She is the founder of Cultaiate What Matters and has a fun IG to follow and FB page! She also created POWER SHEETS, which is a FANTASTIC way to get all those goals WRITTEN down! Check out her WEBSITE.

Anyway- I get NO perks from sharing about her and her products- I just love following her and think my fellow mamas will love her stuff too! ;)

Soooooo- onto the good stuff and enough of my blabbering- so many times we set some random goal in JANUARY, forget about it and never actually take ACTION! Is that you? For MANY years, that was ME! Growing into my role as a health and lifestyle coach transformed the way I looked at goals which is why I wanna share with YOU!!!

The BIGGEST thing I find holding us back from setting and going after our GOALS is FEAR! YA FEEL ME??? So here's the thing- that FEAR is usually something we're MAKING UP in our heads- lies we're telling ourselves that keep us from living up to our greatest potential. And, as humans, we LOVE to prove ourselves RIGHT! So if we keep telling ourselves we CAN'T, we work really hard to hold ourselves back. If we tell ourselves it's too hard, it is! If we tell ourselves we don't have time, we don't. I could go on and on but you get the picture.
So- As Lara would say- Time to BREAK your identity box!!!!
What have you been telling yourself that you CANNOT do??? Like, I was telling myself the lie that I wasn't successful enough to build a team and inspire other women to discover and live their best lives. Maybe someone told you something once like you aren't good enough or that you couldn't do something and you believed them so you've made that your identity. Write out EVERY box you've put yourself in that has been holding you back!

Then, CRUSH that little box!!! What if you FLIPPED the script?!? What positive possibilities would open up in your life and others? For me, that would look like living into MY potential, speaking positive affirmations into my life, building a team, sustainable residual income bringing me financial freedom and helping other women do the same! Write out your thoughts!

Now- take ONE action to move yourself forward- away from that identity box you had yourself caged in. Maybe it's positive affirmations, maybe it's writing out your gratitude. For me- the positive affirmations and living OUT LOUD are what it takes. It could be anything! Tell me what you will do!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Flab to Fab in Just 4 Days/Week

Alright for REAL!!! Can I just tell you how EXCITED I am with it being SUMMER to have a program that is getting INSANE results in just FOUR days a week?!?! Like- kinda my DREAM!!! And, did I mention that the workouts are only 30 minutes each? WOAH- Count me IN! LOL

I know what you're thinking- NO WAY can I get results working out FROM HOME just 4 days a week! I feel ya, and honestly I was skeptical at first! But I've seen these other coaches FIRSTHAND and heard their stories and ti's LEGIT!

Best part?!? Because you’re only working out 4 days a week— you’ll be able to live your life. Again- HELLO SUMMER!!! The rest days are strategic—they allow you to recover so you’ll have more strength and energy to bring to each workout. Plus, you’ll be ramping up your nutrition and supplement game—even getting an optional nutritional “cheat day” (can you say Summer BBQ???) that helps keep you motivated and committed. Each workout is structured to keep your heart rate up, through tempo lifting and timed HIIT intervals, to help maximize calorie burn and targeted muscle-building. This program is designed to work smart, giving you maximum efficiency and hitting your entire body in just 4 workouts a week. The 3 recovery days give muscles time to rest so you can push harder, lift heavier, and get better results faster. There are two phases for maximum results. For the first 6 weeks, you will build, strengthen, and define your body, followed by 2 weeks to burn through calories and fat, revealing your ultimate physique. And since a hardworking body needs fuel, the LIIFT4 Program & Nutrition Guide lays out everything you’ll need to help your body get maximum results—including how to incorporate Shakeology® and Beachbody Performance™ Line! OMG- does it GET any BETTER?!?

Here's a video if you love the visual (and for my ladies- TRUST ME- Joel is pretty easy on the eyes too ;)




For even more free info and to check out our community, just click join HERE!

Here are a couple testimonies too! :)

Meet Andrea. She says:
"I'm in the test group and find it sooooo interesting how when we RELAX about our fitness and make it fun the way Joel did with this program... our body relaxes too in a positive way. 
Meaning we're not stressed about missing a workout or having a treat meal. I've had better results in the first 5 weeks of a 4 day a week program than ANY other program I've ever done. It's sooooo easy to fit into life, chill out and enjoy the process of fitting fitness into your lifestyle in a way you can maintain. This program isn't giving us a summer body, it's giving us a forever body because you can 100% maintain the results...
I have done zero outside workouts. Just the 4 days a week. I've included treat meals per the program guidelines. I've been traveling through the program and still on track. This is sooo dang doable for anyone and I couldn't be MORE thrilled with my results so far. Not even done yet!
I'm wearing jeans I haven't worn since my 20s. (I'm 35) 
I just bought body suits for the first time since I was 12 lol!
I FEEL better than I have in my WHOLE life! 
My confidence is NEXT LEVEL.
One thing we joke about in the test group is how much we seem to check ourselves out in the mirror hahaha! But it's TRUE! Sometimes it's hard to believe that we are looking so dang good from just 4 workouts a week which is roughly 2 hrs of workouts.
I saw my BF last week in NYC and she said "OMG you look like a teenager!" I haven't been this lean since prob around 19 when I was dancing 3-4 hrs a day 5 days a week.
There's something to be said for how RELAXED we feel!!!! I'm sure that's a huge part of why our bodies are changing so much!
I'll likely miss my workout today because I"m traveling from west coast to east coast (currently in air) and I feel ZERO stress because it's not like it'll throw my whole week off. I'll just catch up tomorrow. Before that would have derailed me!"


Andrea, age 35

Meet Amy- She says:
"From someone who was already considered “fit” and who relied on workouts EVERYDAY to stay that way, I found that with LIIFT4 I could go hard 4 times a week, dial in the nutrition and STILL get great results! It’s also been a blessing to have a quick effective workout to work around my busy schedule with two kiddos."


Amy- from 'fit" to RIPPED

If this looks like a program that will work for you and you'd love to be in with us with your VIP Access, you can join our free INFO group HERE and fill out this quick form so I can help you more:

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mexican "rice" with chicken

I admittedly am NO chef!!! I literally threw this dish together in like 10 minutes, though so if I can do it- you TOTALLY can LOL.

I've been shifting my MINDSET about food and this new program I'm doing is helping SO MUCH! And I get to eat A LOT!!!

As I'm learning to love NEW veggies (yes I'm also one of the PICKIEST eaters you'll meet UP UNTIL NOW ;) ), making NEW quick and easy recipes helps a TON! So, I hope you love this one as much as I do!!!

If you're a rice lover, you have GOT to try cauliflower rice- seriously buy it FROZEN, already "riced" and you have so many options! Don't close your mind to this healthy option until you've tried it MORE than once!

I made this recipe with my already prepped from my Crockpot Chicken Tacos which made this super easy! It IS spicy so if you don't love too much spice or you're making for the kiddos too, I would scale back on the red pepper and chili powder :)


Ingredients:
1 bag frozen riced cauliflower
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp chili powder

Directions:
Place olive oil in hot pan.
Add cauliflower.
Stir constantly until cauliflower is translucent.
Add in spices and stir until well combined.
Serve with chicken on top.

Optional: You can add cheese, Greek yogurt and/or avocado for extra touches!

You can find more of my recipes HERE. And if you want even more healthy recipes and to learn about the sustainable healthy lifestyle through a PLAN that still allows you to eat what you love and live without guilt or shame in relation to food and END your emotional eating cycle, let's chat more- just check out my post all about it and fill out my quick FORM.

Please let me know how you like the recipe and if you have any healthy recipes you love, I'd love for you to share!!! :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

End Emotional and Binge Eating for GOOD


I’ve been keeping a little secret! In March, i got to be in an EXCLUSIVE, invite-only, coach TEST GROUP for our BRAND NEW program, 2B Mindset! So I got to see ALL the materials, put the concepts to the test and learn a new way to get RID of emotional and binge eating habits! 

And you DO NOT have to workout!!! It’s an EASY to follow, nutrition-based program! I have absolutely LOVED it and truly believe it will change the way you look at food and eating and your health and fitness goals- making them WITHIN REACH and getting you EXCITED to reach them!!!



These are just a FEW of the testimonials from our test group:

“My weight had plateaued (or so I thought) since November and I assumed I’d be stuck there until I stopped nursing my baby. 30 days in and I lost 7lbs while maintaining my supply and stayed there on vacation! This is total and complete proof that it is all about your MIND and I was my greatest obstacle. Thank you thank you Ilana Muhlstein for your knowledge and support 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 You’ve truly changed my life for the better.” -Erin

“Officially down 13 pounds!!!! I feel amazing. This has been so effortless and stress free. I can't believe what my body has been able to do by eating foods that I didn't have to measure or count.” -Amber

“The moment you step on the scale and lost 2.5lbs OVER NIGHT. I’m down to 194 & that makes 18.5 lbs since starting 5 weeks ago ... that’s an average of over 3.5lbs gone a week. This is WITHOUT working out folks!!! I’ve just been focusing on the principles and exercise here or there!!” -Chrissy



Included with the 2B Mindset Kit is:   
• Permanent streaming access to all 2B Mindset videos, including: 
  -  21 short videos that teach the basic principles of the program, including how to understand food groups, what to eat and when, Ilana's proven secrets to a positive  mindset, plus real-life strategies for managing any eating situation (i.e., eating out at restaurants, while on a trip, for vegans/vegetarians, etc.) 
  - 5 videos that help address the most common challenges to losing weight and establishing a healthier relationship with food
  - 15 recipe videos where Ilana shows you how to cook her favorite time-saving, delicious and satisfying meals…in no time
  The Getting Started Guide, which includes step-by-step instructions for putting the program into action 
  My Go-to-Guide, a handy resource that accompanies the videos, featuring food lists, grocery shopping lists and more 
  2B Mindset Recipes booklet, a collection of Ilana's favorite healthy meals, which can be printed for handy reference 
  My Tracker, a 90-day journal you can use to track your meals, progress, and all the daily inputs that can influence your weight loss journey and success
  A special 30 oz water bottle that helps get you drinking more water with Ilana's motivational sayings to keep you on track

AND starting on 6/4/18, you'll have access to the Beachbody Nutrition+ App that lets you view all 2B Mindset videos (and program materials) on-the-go, and gives you a place to track your meals and your progress, right on your mobile device (iOS only)

When you get your pack BEFORE May 14, you will also get EXCLUSIVE access to our PRIVATE group JUST for our customers doing 2B Mindset! That means extra support, motivation and tips JUST for you!

If you want IN on our PRIVATE group JUST for our 2B Mindset SUCCESS finishers, fill out this form and I'll get back with you ASAP!

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Healthy Gluten Free Pancakes







I grew up on Bisquick pancakes and Aunt Jemima syrup! Delicious, but TERRIBLE for you! 🙈

I didn't just flip a switch one day and start eating healthy. It has bee a GRADUAL process of learning, and always progress, NOT perfection (obviously, as I continue to work on my emotional eating). 😍

I have tried LOTS of healthy pancake recipes and this is for sure my FAV! 

In fact, my little guy just told me, "Mommy, you make the BEST pancakes (although, truth be told- DADDY is usually the pancake maker at our house ;) )!" ❤️ But I'll take it- feeding him healthy foods when he doesn't even know it! 👏👏




Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 large eggs
1 large ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 dash sea salt
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions:
1. Place everything EXCEPT coconut oil in blender. Cover. Blend until smooth
2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat
3. Pour 1/4 cup batter into the skillet; cook for 2-3 min. Flip. Cook another 90 sec.
4. Continue with remaining batter
5. Serve with berries, pure maple syrup, peanut butter- whatever is your fav healthy topping! 😘

Monday, April 9, 2018

Are You Following Your DREAM???

I admit- 5 years ago, I didn't even THINK about what my dreams were! I sure didn't have ONE big DREAM that was pushing me to be better every day and driving me to WORK and getting me EXCITED!

I was just SHOWING UP to my life, not proactively MAKING things happen! I was settling for WAY less than my potential and I was honestly OK with just getting by and being "comfortable."

Do you feel that way too???

I know for me, I was a dentist, making enough money, floating through life easy enough, going through the MOTIONS of life. I wasn't excited about much, was depressed about leaving my baby every day, and was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

But it wasn't ENOUGH. I didn't care enough to actually CHANGE. When I discovered coaching and started doing it for ME, I was INSPIRED. I found something I loved and was PASSIONATE about again. I'm not saying that has always been perfect- trust me, I've run out of willpower in that realm too before- I mean, it's still WORK. ;) But, because of it, I discovered my love for READING again and I have been reading books on leadership, growth, productivity and goal-achieving for 5 years now!!!

This February, I became a John Maxwell Team certified coach, speaker and trainer. I have read so many of his books and to now be associated with him and able to TEACH his philosophies and trainings- kinda a BIG DEAL. But guess what? I've been NERVOUS and holding myself back from actually STARTING to SHARE more about it and change even MORE lives through what I've learned.

But, more and more, I've realized my DREAM of SPEAKING! So, this last weekend, I WENT FOR IT, and gave my FIRST real presentation about Putting Your Dream to the Test. You can watch it HERE.


I want to encourage you TODAY to watch and to DIG DEEP and discover YOUR dream and START pursuing it NOW!!! Be the one who ACHIEVES your dream and sets the EXAMPLE for your doubters and for your family!

I would LOVE to know- what is YOUR big dream???