Monday, December 26, 2016

All Access Beachbody on Demand

Have you seen the LATEST AND GREATEST coming out of our Beachbody world right NOW???

The Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack & Membership which provides total access to every program available on Beachbody ON Demand, plus future releases.  So that means that every single program Beachbody has ever created from P90X, Turbofire, Insanity, 10 Minute Trainer to new ones like Cize, T25, 22 Minute Hard Corps, Hammer and Chisel, Insanity Max30, 21 Day Fix and Fix Extreme, Core De Force and more are on a digital library you can access plus anything new that Beachbody releases you get INSTANT access at no additional charge for an entire 12 months.  That is incredible!!!!  

Starting on December 27th you will be able to purchase either an annual membership or the Annual All Access Beachbody On Demand + Shakeology Challenge Pack.  This is an incredible opportunity for me to help you get even better results.

 I LOVE the All Access Challenge Pack because it gives you:
1 Year Membership to Beachbody On Demand (BOD) with ALL Beachbody at home workouts included, plus future releases.
Shakeology (choice of 30-day supply on home direct)
Portion Fix (includes 7 piece portion control container system, eating guide, large blue container and shaker cup)
Business Starter Kit Waived if you choose the coach enrollment option.
You get all of this for $199 for the entire year  (12 months) and there is no monthly fee.

We're talking OVER $6000 in workouts for less than the cost of a year at the gym! Plus you get your awesome SHAKEOLOGY so you have one less meal to worry about and you know you're getting the daily nutrition your body needs!

If you already have BOD, you can also upgrade super easy! Just reach out and help you make it happen!

And the timing is PERFECT!!! On top of having ALL ACCESS with Beachbody on Demand, I have an AWESOME health and fitness virtual support group starting JANUARY 2 which means total support from me and other challengers working on their health and fitness PLUS a piece of the OVER $2 MILLION POT when you complete just THREE workouts and drink FIVE Shakeology shakes a week. Talk about PERFECT to not only START but STICK WITH and ACHIEVE our New Year's resolutions!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

FREE 3 Week Yoga Retreat


Have you always wanted to TRY Yoga, but don't want to go to a CLASS in PUBLIC? Do you consider yourself a BEGINNER with Yoga? Or are you looking to complement your current fitness, become more flexible, reduce stress, or improve balance?

In less than 30 minutes a day, for just 21 days, with four different Yoga Experts, you'll learn the basics of Yoga, expand your range of motion and flexibility while becoming for fit!



I have NEVER been flexible, and yoga has always been my LEAST favorite type of workouts, but I'm gonna do this right along side you! Excited to expand my horizons, complement other workouts, become more flexible, and continue with my healthy pregnancy.

How do you join??? You'll need to get your FREE 30 day trial of Beachbody on Demand, or be a current customer or coach who has BOD and you will automatically have access to the program!

The group starts September 5, so get your spot NOW!

Get your BOD FREE 30 Day trial with ME as your coach HERE.

Learn even more about this awesome group by joining my 3 Week Yoga Retreat Facebook Event.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Country HEAT

If you don't ENJOY working out...
If you don't WANT to lift weights...
If you've NEVER worked out before...
If you want a FUN program to mix up your routine...
If you need LOW impact...
If you're SHORT on time...

You MUST check out Country HEAT!!!






What IS Country HEAT?


--Country Heat is an "all approach" program. This is literally for ANYONE.
--It is not "intense", it is not weight based, it is not intimidating, it is not choreographed (like CIZE), it is lower impact, it is fucking FUN (excuse my French, I'm passionate lol) and it WILL get people results (I'm proof!)
-- It doesn't FEEL like working out. If you "hate" working out and can never find the motivation to push play in the first place, this is PERFECT!
--It is paired with the EPIC, portion control container/ meal plan, which is where the magic happens! One test group participant lost 60 lbs in 90 days! WHAT?!?
--This is SO MUCH MOREthan a  "country line dancing" program. It is a cardio based, dance fitness program & there just so happens to be country music in the background. (Great country music at that)If you love country music, GREAT. You will love the music selection. If you don't love country music, don't fret. You will learn to love it.
--Country Heat has simple steps that EVERYONE can learn with very little to no practice. You won't waste a single minute trying to follow along because you'll be too busy sweating your BOOTIE off! I'm not kidding, all you people out there with 2 left feet - you'll will be shocked with how easily you pick this up. AND, there are separate tracks on the DVD that walk you through the moves slowly if you choose to do that first.
--There is a MODIFIER. This is especially important for anyone who has past injuries, a lot of weight to lose, bad knees and so on.
--Country Heat is a total "fat burner"!!! In each routine, the pace of the dance moves fluctuate with each song. It has that interval training effect. Heart rate goes up, back down, back up and down again. You'll be melting fat off like you've never melted before.
--Short on time? No problem! Each workout is only 27-30 minutes!
Even if you've never danced in your life, the moves are broken down! You can do this!

Check out these awesome results from fellow coaches who were in the first Test group:











What will you GET?

- 6 workouts on 3 DVDs in 30 minutes or less.
-7 Color coded portion controlled containers to efficiently help you portion out your food
-Country Heat Nutrition Plan which is an easy to follow guide that has recipes, tips, and more to help you get results.
-30 Days of Shakeology in any flavor
-Quickstart Guide- This is a simple 3 step guide that preps you for your fitness journey by giving you the low down on the nutrition plan and workouts.
-30 Day Calendar so that you know exactly what workouts to do in what order to maximize your results.
-Plus when you get the challenge pack you get access to Country Heat On Demand which means unlimited access to stream Country Heat and all the other workouts to any desktop, laptop, tablet, TV or mobile device.  So you can start your workouts the minute you make your purchase.

Sound like something you'd LOVE too??? Fill out the form below to get in our Official Test Group!
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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Summer STRONG Contest

Are you READY to get your SUMMER body?!? We're doing it TOGETHER!!!!




If you are dreading Swimsuit season, but want to be EXCITED for trips to the pool and beach with your family, NOW is the time to make some SMALL changes and start working toward your GOALS! And why not do it while you can win $5000 just for reaching your goals?!?

It all starts April 4 and in our EXCLUSIVE and PRIVATE Facebook group, you'll get support, motivation and inspiration to achieve what you never thought possible! The group is 60 days and we'll be there every step of the way!

How do you enter to win and for your spot in the group???

1. Choose a program below to commit to:

Beachbody on Demand Exclusive: Brazil Butt Lift: CARNIVALE

2. Commit to your fitness track by choosing a program below and joining the corresponding Summer Strong Facebook Group.

3. Take your before photos before you start your program and submit your before/after photos between May 1st, 2016 and June 7th, 2016. Links will be provided in the Facebook groups.

4. Fill out the form below so we can work TOGETHER and make sure you get EXACTLY what you need!
Fill out my online form.

Monday, March 7, 2016

SOY: Good or Bad???


Have you been seeing all kinds of contradicting info about SOY? Wondering if you really should AVOID it??? I'm gonna try to answer that for you today :)


Soy is available in many forms that can be divided into the two major groups of unfermented and fermented. The unfermented soy products are the most problematic, especially the genetically modified crops sprayed with pesticides. Even the purely organic unfermented soy is being called into question nutritionally, however.


Unfermented soy products include tofu, soy milk, soy ice cream, soy burgers, and edamame. This is also what you find in PROCESSED FOODS- good luck finding them without it! Unfermented soy contains anti-nutrients which are natural toxins or potential toxins. These include hemagglutinin, goitrogens, phylates, isoflavones, toxic levels of aluminum and manganese, and extremely high levels of the hormone estrogen.


Adverse health effects possibly associated with the anti-nutrients in unfermented soy are inhibited growth, digestive disorders, pancreatic problems, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, autoimmune thyroid disease, inhibited iodine metabolism, infertility, breast cancer, red blood cell clotting, increased vitamin D requirement, vitamin B12 deficiency, altered menstrual cycle, and the laundry list of health issues caused by monosodium glutamate (MSG).


What really bugs me is that the soy (especially soy milk, edamame and vegan alternatives to cheese are promoted as GOOD) :( Just looking around at shelves, especially at my favorite HEALTH food store, would make me believe I should be eating lots of soy.


Fermented soy is a different nutritional item altogether. Most of the issues in unfermented soy are eliminated through fermentation, although the possibility of suppressed thyroid function remains. The thyroid calls the shots for a lot of different bodily functions and directs traffic for hormones so you want a properly functioning thyroid. If you don’t have thyroid issues the key recommendation would be moderation, even if you are consuming fermented soy.


Fermented soy products may include:
  • Tempeh is a type of fermented soybean found in solid, cake-like sheets that can be cut into any size you'd like.  
  • Natto is another type of fermented soybean that is shaped in smaller, bite-sized chunks.
  • Miso is a thick, fermented paste that is sometimes made from soybeans.
  • Pickled tofu which can also be called tofu cheese. Regular tofu is not fermented so you have to be sure the product is pickled. Watch the labels for unwanted chemicals and preservatives.
  • Soy sauce, but not all brands are fermented.


After the cloud of negative news the silver lining is that fermented soy is a great source of vitamin K2. This is essential for preventing osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and diseases of the brain such as dementia, and protecting you from various cancers including prostate, lung, liver cancer and leukemia. So weigh the odds when deciding if you will exclude soy from your diet.


I think it is safe to say that unfermented soy products should be avoided. The fact that 91% of soybeans raised in the United States are GMO is reason enough to leave them out of my shopping cart. Fermented soy products seem to be ok as long as their consumption is limited, but I’ll be honest, none of those on that list look like anything I care to be eating anyway! ;)


What do I recommend???
  • READ your labels and avoid anything with SOY in the ingredients.
  • REPLACE soy sauce with a healthier alternative- I love coconut aminos
  • Ditch the edamame.
  • Pay attention to what you order at restaurants- those yummy teriyaki and Asian dishes are usually COVERED in soy sauce!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

FREE Meal Prep Group

If you're struggling to figure out WHAT to eat and how to make healthy eating fit into YOUR life... If you've tried so many different "diets" and found nothing that works for you, if you're almost ready to give up....

I know how you feel. I felt the same way, but I've figured out some tricks of the trade with clean eating and demystifying some of the misconceptions out there.

How would you feel if I could show you how to:
๐Ÿ“Save money on groceries
๐Ÿ“Save time during the week
๐Ÿ“Eat at home more
๐Ÿ“Keep portions under control 
๐Ÿ“Waste less food
๐Ÿ“Make eating healthy EASY

That's EXACTLY what this FREE group is all about!!!

And you'll LOVE it if you're:
✔Busy
✔Wanting to eat healthy
✔Tired of cooking every night



It's FREE and FABULOUS and FULL of meal prep tips starting MONDAY March 7! Make sure we're FRIENDS on Facebook so I can add you to the group!

Fill out my online form.

Monday, February 29, 2016

22 Minute Hard Corps Test Group


22 Minute Hard Corps is a no-nonsense, 8-week boot camp style workout program designed to deliver epic results. Created by legendary trainer Tony Horton, 22 Minute Hard Corps offers 8 total-body cardio, resistance, and core routines for getting in shape in minimal time.




Who should buy the program?
Anyone looking to buy a comprehensive, total-body fitness program without overly complex moves. It's ideal for those who prefer shorter workouts such as P90X3 and T25; those looking for a more challenging, intermediate level workout after completing P90 or 21 Day Fix; and those who are not ready for an extreme fitness program. Anyone who craves a simple, flexible nutrition plan to help them reach their goals should try 22 Minute Hard Corps.

What is the difference between 22 Minute Hard Corps and P90X/P90X3?
P90X and P90X3 are 90-day extreme fitness programs. Both programs provide an extensive variety of fat-burning, muscle-perfecting moves that continually challenge the body and are considered advanced workouts.
22 Minute Hard Corps is a shorter, intermediate level program that has total body routines to improve overall fitness. It is inspired by the tried and true methods of boot camp fitness programs and uses a military-style cadence to provide an intense workout in only 22 minutes.

New mom, Liz, got AMAZING results in just 8 weeks!

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT  Dumbbells, chin-up bar OR resistance band with door attachment (not included in Base kit)
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT Chin-Up Max, Beachbody Jump Mat and Beachbody PT Sandbag are helpful but not required.

This AMAZING program with only 22 minute workouts so it's getting rid of our "busy mom with no time" excuse!!!

Complete the form below to be considered for a spot in our next EXCLUSIVE Challenge Group!
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Turkey meatloaf

This is an AWESOME recipe from 21 Day Fix Extreme! It's pretty easy and makes lots so that you can have grab and go freezer meals if you want! The kids LOVE this one which is always a winner in my book!!!

21 day fix extreme turkey meatloaf

Ingredients:
2 lbs.       raw 93% lean ground turkey
1 cup       all-natural mild salsa
1 cup       cooked quinoa, cooled
2              large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cloves   garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp.        Himalayan salt
                Ground black pepper (to taste)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Combine turkey, salsa, quinoa, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl
3. Shape mixture into shape of a loaf and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper
4. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until center is no longer pink and meat is cooked through.
5. Let stand 10 minutes before serving

Servings: 8
Container equivalents: 1/2 purple, 1 red, 1/2 yellow

Want to join the challenge??? Click HERE to apply!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hammer and Chisel Results Month 1

Here they are!!! My one month Hammer and Chisel results!

One month following Hammer and Chisel- at home, before the kids get up, lifting weights. 

In college, I LOVED lifting weights- didn't have a CLUE what I was doing, but I loved it ๐Ÿ˜‰

As soon as I heard about this new program, I knew I had to have it! It is TOUGH, no doubt about it! But it is also AMAZING! 

I'm feeling the healthiest and strongest I have in a long time! I have not been perfect- I've had cheat meals! But I have worked out exactly following the plan and my nutrition has improved drastically! 

And, wait for it... I GAINED two pounds! Not exactly what I was expecting, but I can really tell in my legs and arms that I'm putting on muscle! I'm starting to see a LITTLE booty and some obliques, which I could NOT be happier about! 

If you have been really looking to transform your body and become he healthiest and fittest version of you, I HIGHLY recommend it! And you will NOT do it alone! I would love to be your coach, walk with you every step of the way and include you in our support and accountability group! 

Want to join our latest challenge??? Fill out the form HERE!




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Flourless Chickpea BROWNIES

Thinking about that Superbowl party and wondering how you'll ever manage to stay ON TRACK with your healthy eating??? Make these to take or just to have at the house so you FEEL like you're indulging but you're really NOT ;)

These are DELICIOUS! Really! And healthy! I try to avoid gluten, so they're perfect for that! On the 21 Day fix, they're a YELLOW of course- totally worth it! Straight out of the FABULOUS Fixate cookbook! :)


Ingredients:

1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup          organic grass-fed butter, melted (or coconut oil)
2                    large eggs
1/2 cup          pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
2 tsp.             pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup          organic unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp.          baking powder
1 pinch          Himalayan or celtic sea salt
1/4 cup          chocolate chips

Recipe:

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Line 9x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
3. Place chickpeas, butter, eggs, maple syrup, extract, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until smooth.
4. Add chocolate chips; mix by hand until blended.
5. Evenly spread batter into prepared pan.
6. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of brownies comes out clean.
7. Cut into squares.

I actually used an 8x8 pan which made them a little thicker- perfection! My 3 year old LOVED these! Anything that passes the toddler test I consider SUCCESS! ;)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Almond crusted chicken

Y'all know I am LOVING our newest program, Hammer and Chisel! The AMAZING recipe came straight out of the book that comes with this program so I had to try it!!! This is a monthly if not biweekly recipe for us now!



Ingredients:
6 (4 oz) raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup almond flour
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest)
1/4 tsp. sea salt ( I use Himalayan salt)
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
11/4 cup water
1 Tbsp. olive oil (or EVOO)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Place a chicken breast on a cutting board. Hold it flat with the palm of one hand and, with a chef's knife in the other hand, carefully slice it in half horizontally (parallel to the cutting board). Repeat with all chicken.
3. Place each chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet or tenderizer until 1/4-inch thick (or about twice the original size). Set aside.
4. Combine almond flour, garlic, lemon peel, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish; mix well. Set aside.
5. Combine egg and water in a shallow dish; whisk to blend
6. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture; dredge in almond flour mixture until evenly coated. Set aside
7. Heat oil in large, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
8. Add chicken breasts; cook for 3 to 4 minutes
9. Place skillet in oven; bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each breast reads 165 degrees.

Container equivalents: 1 RED, 1/2 ORANGE, 1/2 tsp

We usually eat with a salad, but roasted veggies are great too!

Let me know what you think!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hammer and Chisel Meal Plan Week 2

So this is technically the middle of week two since we started on a Thursday to make our rest days happen on Sundays :) BUT- essentially this is for our week 2 ;) Using this format makes it so easy to change my meal plan each week and tally up my portion control containers to make sure I get EXACTLY what my body needs! So far our results have been great and we are loving this program!

 Did you notice I even made us a sweet treat?!? Those flourless brownies are DELICIOUS- look for a recipe coming SOON!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Shakeology while pregnant or nursing

I get asked ALL the time about the safety of shakeology while nursing or pregnant since I am currently nursing my one year old little girl while drinking it! I have had shakeology every day since I was nursing my son at 8 months old. I drank it while nursing him until he was 2 1/2 years old, through my pregnancy with my daughter and now while nursing her. I have personally never had any problems with it and my doctor approved it excitedly, with the recommendation of taking extra folate. Shakeology is going to deliver more absorbable nutrients than your typical prenatal vitamin will so it's great to get the nutrition you need, and especially helpful for mamas experiencing any sickness. I even drank shakeology in the hospital after delivering June! ;)

safety of shakeology for nursing moms, safety of shakeology for prenancy
Drinking my shakeology the day June was born

That being said, the ONLY thing some nursing mamas find is that they need to drink the vegan formula if their babies have any suspected lactose intolerance so make sure to keep that in mind when choosing your flavor. Check out this awesome video for more info!

I am so PROUD of you for wanting to drink shakeology to get your healthiest meal of the day while pregnant, and being concerned about your HEALTH, not just weight loss. I encourage you to ALWAYS do your research for ANYTHING you're putting in your body to make sure that you are FUELING your body and your baby with the healthiest foods possible!


I do have a doctorate, but I am not an OBGYN and every situation is different, so always consult your doctor. If you need a full list of ingredients to share, message me at stephaniecook722@gmail.com. I love to talk to other moms about the importance of staying healthy and happy!

Make sure to click HERE to get ME as your FREE coach so I can help you along your journey!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hammer and Chisel Meal Plan

Week two of being BACK ON TRACK with clean eating and meal planning! It helps so much and I was able to 100% follow the plan today- just looked on the fridge where I taped it and ate what it said to eat. Makes life much simpler and no excuses for just grabbing whatever you can find when you're overly hungry ;) If you're following the 21 Day Fix or Hammer and Chisel, it's so easy once you get the hang of it. Start with your dinner plan and work your way down and figure out the portions as you go. Here's mine for the week. Obviously, the hubby needs more calories so he eats more than I do.




Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My Word for 2016

I have a lot of BIG GOALS for 2016 and I'm working on my vision board (have you ever done this) and really narrowing down goals and breaking them down into action steps and time frames. I was also inspired and decided to choose one WORD to represent 2016, to focus on when I'm feeling unsure or needing inspiration.

My word for this year is:

PURPOSE.


Purpose as a MOM.
Purpose as a WIFE.
Purpose as a COACH.
Purpose as a WOMAN.
Purpose as a HUMAN.
Purpose as an INSPIRATION.

I will spend this year focusing on what my true PURPOSE is, honing in on it and living by it.
I will wake up with PURPOSE for the day ahead.
I will talk to people with PURPOSE.
I will help people with PURPOSE.

Every year, month, week, and day I get closer to living with INTENTION and PURPOSE. As I devote more time to my own growth, I am able to give more to those I love and to those who also want to grow and become their very BEST.

If you want to have a word for 2016, but don't know where to start, I used http://www.susannahconway.com/word/ and it was super helpful! :)

I have a feeling 2016 is going to be our BEST YEAR YET.