Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – March 24, 2017

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – March 24, 2017

Hey Ladies!

Here is one more quick check-in post. I promise tomorrow’s post will be more motivating! Thank you for bearing with me. I had a great time at a church function last night and tonight I is our weekly mommy call!

I hope you all had a great day and I’ll catch you in the comments!

PS- This is not just my food haha. Anne, Kathleen, Mary, and Heather’s as well.

5 Facts About The Introvert

5 Facts About The Introvert

Hey Everybody!

Today’s post veers from the norm a bit. Are you an introvert or an extravert?

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This morning, I took some much needed time to be quiet and ponder. I am at my core an introvert. In my 10 years of being on social media and 3 years as a blogger I have noticed that introverts make great bloggers and they also tend to have a strong online presence. I love being an introvert because we have an extremely rich and fulfilling “inner world” as I call it but at the same time, my friends and even family are often times confused at my need for alone time because when I am with them I am pretty outgoing and chatty.

I think the confusion comes from the belief that introversion means you are shy and quiet. This is not true. Being an introvert or an extrovert simply means that your energy comes from either being alone or being with others. So an extravert will feel energized coming away from a gathering while the introvert will need some time to be alone afterward although they thoroughly enjoyed the gathering just as much.

Coming away from my morning of introverted indulgence, I decided to share some fun facts about introverts that will maybe clear up a little of the confusion.Enjoy!

5 Facts About The Introvert

-Introverts Do Not Hate People

Well I guess some do but it’s definitely not a the case that all introverts hate people. As stated above, they just need time to be alone to recharge. But this introvert definitely does not hate people. Love you Readers!

-Introverts Enjoy DEEP Discussions

If you wondering how you ended up engaged in a discussion about the origins of the universe, the meaning of life, or wars through the centuries, congratulations! You’ve found yourself an introvert!

-Introverts Lives Often Appear to Be Less Than Fabulous

But they aren’t! Due to the incredibly colorful “inner world” the introvert is pretty content with the simple life. Because to us, it’s not very simple at all!

-Introverts Are Not More Intelligent

This assumption comes from the stereotype of the “introverted” prodigy that stays alone in their basement staring at a computer day and night and has an extreme awkwardness in social situations. Nope. We are social, we are outgoing, we love friends and family and shopping and fun just like the extravert. We just need to go home afterward and regroup!

-IntrovertsĀ LOVEĀ Their Friends

If you have a good friend who is an introvert, know that you have been carefully scanned and analyzed and Ā deemed extremely valuable to that person. This may sound terrible and judging but it’s not. There is a difference between acquaintances and friends and because the introvert needs time to regroup, they have to make sure to keep friends who are understanding and accepting. This doesn’t mean that they don’t like anyone else, but the introvert holds these few near and dear to their hearts.

And to be clear, introverts enjoy extroverts! I love mine!

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Questions:

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

What are some facts that you wish the opposite knew of you?Ā 

Have a great day!

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – March 22, 2017

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – March 22, 2017

Good Evening You Lovely Ladies You!

I hope you all had a great day! Mine was good I just woke up late and it threw my whole schedule off.

So since I am still running a little behind, I’ll make today’s post short and sweet and I will check in with all of you in the comments!

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – March 22

Here is Kathleen’s lunch salad!

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Spinach, Grape tomatoes, mushrooms, feta cheese, avocado, chicken breast, Greek VinaigretteĀ 

Questions:

What did you eat today?

What did you do for exercise?

What do you like in your salad?

 

30 Days of Shakeology Support and Accountability Group!

30 Days of Shakeology Support and Accountability Group!

Hi Everyone!

As a Beachbody coach, I know that not everyone is at a point to include a super intense Insanity Max 30 or 21 Day Fix Extreme workout to there daily routine………

But I KNOW that EVERYONE needs Shakeology.

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I have been drinking Shakeology now for almost 7 months and I whole heartedly believe in it because of my own experience with it. It is the pep in my step, I am am FINALLY able to stick to a reduced calorie meal plan, and while everyone else I know was sick in bed this past winter……guess who wasn’t……this girl! And I have an infant who inhibits my sleep! In a time where I should have had a weak immune system and life should have piled up on me, I was able to serve my family, workout, lose all of my baby weight PLUS 10 pounds AND build my own business from my kitchen table. For real, my office is on the kitchen table haha.

Beginning April 7th, 2017, I am leading a group where we will be drinking Shakeology every single day for 30 days. The focus of this group will solely be to experience Shakeology to see how much better you feel when just making sure your body is getting the nutrition it really needs. More than likely, after the 30 days, you will have more energy to drive into making a healthy lifestyle for yourself! So the group is focused on Shakeology alone, but you will also be provided with tips and tricks for living a healthy and fit lifestyle and if you would like to add exercise into your 30 day plan, we will be using the Challenge Tracker App to make sure that we are consuming Shakeology consistently and you can also track your workout on there too! The Challenge Tracker App is really amazing because it tracks your progress, but everyone can also share their pictures, workouts, food, thoughts and everything they are doing in the privacy of our group. It’s like a Facebook group for the people that hate Facebook! And it tracks your progress!

 

Why a Shakeology Group?

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I wanted to do a group focusing just on Shakeology because it has occurred to me that a lot of people don’t know exactly what it is. It is not a protein shake nor is it just a meal replacement like Ensure. Shakeology is a delivery system for the most important nutrients that we need right now in our current world. It was not formulated to be the cheapest thing on the market, it was formulated to be extraordinary. When you know and consider the amount of work that Beachbody has put into making sure that the prebiotics, probiotics, enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, proteins, and superfoods all make it into Shakeology SAFELY and EFFECTIVELY, you realize why it’s not your average $60 supplement. It’s because it is not an average supplement.

Here are a few videos from the formulators!

How healthy is Your Shake?

How does Shakeology help you say “No” to junk food?

Is Shakeology just a protein shake?

Also, when you begin your fitness journey with Shakeology you get a health coach for life to ensure that you achieve your health and fitness goals. How amazing is that? Nutrient delivery system + health coach = EXCITING CHANGES!

So I am excited to lead this group and see the difference that can be made in more lives when adding Shakeology and a few small changes are added to the mix.

If you are interesting in joining the April group, just comment below with “interested” or you can shoot me an email at coachangel7@gmail.comĀ and I will be in touch!

I’m so excited to hear from you! Have a blessed day šŸ™‚

 

 

 

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – March 21, 2017

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – March 21, 2017

Hey hey!

I hope you all had a great day and that those of you who were sick or getting sick are feeling better. xoxox

I have been up forever! Haha! Anna got up at 3:30am and stayed awake for 2 hours. After she finally went back to sleep, I just got up for the day. I’m ok, just 99% caffeine.

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge!

Look at Anne’s Journal! I was so excited to see this! Anyone else have a notebook/writing utensil fetish like me? Haha

 

And this doesn’t really have to do with our challenge but wook at Sarah’s Angus…… snuggle snuggle. I want to snuggle him all day.

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Today’s Food and Workout! I did another one of the 20’s O Demand!

 

Questions:

What did you eat today?

What did you do for exercise?Ā 

Do you keep a food journal? Any kind of journal?

What kind of pet do you have?

Have a great night Sweets!

*If you are just tuning in, we are doing a summer ready challenge that runs until the first day of summer June 21st, 2017. You are welcome to join now or at anytime until then! The sooner you start the more time you have to be your best self by summer. Post your healthy food and workout here for accountability or I can help you come up with a plan for success if you need one. Just email me at coachangel7@gmail.com!

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – In the Trenches

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – In the Trenches

Happy Monday Sweet Challengers!

Dear Friends,

We are in the trenches. Right now. We are not dreaming, we are not talking about what we are”going to do”, we are not waiting on the right time. We are in the trenches and we are making it happen.

Feel it. Get comfortable here in the uncomfortable. Let go of the thought of an end date. We are exactly where we need to be. Keep working.

GREAT JOB LADIES!!!

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge! March 20, 2017

I cannot express to you the delight I felt reading all of your comments from the weekend posts. You ladies are absolutely blowing this challenge away. I love that we are already getting results 2 weeks in and all of you are killing me with your mindset. ROCK freaking Stars. Gah! (as Anne says lol)

Here are some of our food and fitness stuff!

Here’s Sarah’s BCAA’s and she made the coconut flaxseed bread that Christine gave her the recipe for!

Anne made clean pork fried rice! You and Sarah are so good at making faux restaurant food!

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Christine made this amazing pesto chicken casserole with cauliflower rice and then these chocolate nutty treats made with just 3 ingredients. Nut butter, coconut oil, and chocolate protein powder sweetened with stevia. Yummy!

Then here is my fav vegan concoction right now. Normandy blend and fungus with dijon mustard and flaxseed. šŸ™‚

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I love fungus

How was the start to the week? Mine was good. Here’s my food and my workout was MHC Max Hammer Strength. Getting lower on my squat haha!

 

Questions:

What did you eat today?

What did you do for exercise?

Have a great night everyone! Catch ya tomorrow, same time same place. šŸ˜‰

*If you are just tuning in, we are doing a summer ready challenge that runs until the first day of summer June 21st, 2017. You are welcome to join now or at anytime until then! The sooner you start the more time you have to be your best self by summer. Post your healthy food and workout here for accountability or I can help you come up with a plan for success if you need one. Just email me at coachangel7@gmail.com!