Oatmeal with Pears & Cinnamon

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.
Yield: 4 servings, about ½ cup each
2 cups water
1 medium pear, chopped, divided use
¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) (optional)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup) (optional)
1. Bring water, half of pear, and salt to a boil in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently.
2. Add oats; cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Add cinnamon; mix well. Let oatmeal stand for 1 minute before serving.
4. Divide evenly between two serving bowls; top each evenly remaining half of pear and honey (if desired).


Clean up your kitchen!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Clean up your kitchen by joining our challenge group starting on March 1, 2015

Here's a really fun way to "clean up" your kitchen and create healthy eating habits to jump start your spring fitness journey. The challenge will take place via a private facebook group so only members will see what is posted. This is an open-house challenge so feel free to invite your friends, family or coworkers to take part in the challenge with us. You'll get a 7-day meal plan, grocery list and lots of cooking tips and advice. And it's completely FREE!

I'm a mom on-the-go and I've got a house full of picky eaters so I promise the recipes will be quick and easy and guaranteed to please everyone in the house! We'll clean up all their favorites like mac n cheese, pizza, cookies, smoothies and more! Message me for all the details:
Use Clean up my kitchen as the subject

It's about time!

Beachbody on Demand

Get ready to workout wherever you are, because Beachbody is going digital! This Spring, Beachbody On Demand comes to Team Beachbody Club and a device near you. Simply join Club, and hundreds of workouts — including world-famous P90X® and INSANITY® — will be at your fingertips. Coming in March, get ready to stream, click and sweat from a laptop, mobile, tablet – anywhere, anytime, so you're always on track with your fitness goals.

How do you get access to Beachbody On Demand?

Starting in March, Beachbody On Demand will be the newest addition to our Team Beachbody Club. You must be a Club member to get access!

What's the Team Beachbody Club?

The Team Beachbody Club helps members reach their health and fitness goals 3 times faster than non-members. When you're part of the Team Beachbody community, you have all of the tools, support and accountability you need to commit to a healthy lifestyle.

Club membership gives access to awesome discounts, personalized meal plans, VIP access to celebrity trainers and Beachbody experts, a personal Coach for guidance and support, and so much more! But coming in March, you'll get all of this PLUS unlimited access to hundreds of workouts in our digital library via Beachbody On Demand. And it gets even better, each month we'll be adding new workouts as well as sneak peeks and exclusive access to new programs. If you haven't signed up yet, it's time to join the Club, and it's all yours for only $2.99 a week!

Want to know more?

Message me for all the exciting details. brendalajay@gmail.com There really is something for everyone and the price is right - Beachbody on Demand costs a lot less than the average monthly gym membership and you'll receive so much more! If you're the person always on-the-go or if you're someone who likes to try different workouts rather than focus on one program, then Beachbody on Demand is definitely for you.


Island Citrus Salad

Monday, February 23, 2015

Perfect for a mid-morning snack or quick breakfast

1  C   Citrus salad or assorted sliced fresh citrus fruit
1  TB Sliced almonds
1  TB Shredded coconut

Mix together and microwave on high for :30 to bring out the flavors.


Hi There!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Every once in a while we all feel the need to do something impulsive. No excuses, no rhyme or reason, just a selfish little desire to do something for the hell of it. That's what I did. I was planning to go to Disney on 2 months and I wanted to lose some weight - fast. In the past, I tried every diet fad that came along. I'd lose a little then end up gaining it all back. On top of that, I was battling Rheumatoid Arthritis which only added to the weight gain and frustration. I did this back-and-forth yoyo dieting for years and I was sick and tired of not getting results. I was ready for a change.

I saw an add on Facebook for a Beachbody fitness program called 21 Day Fix by Autumn Calabrese. It looked like it was just the thing I needed. I was already in the process of making some lifestyle changes. I learned that certain foods were triggering my condition and that by avoiding gluten and processed foods I could manage my RA and find relief. I signed up for a free Beachbody account with a coach and eagerly ordered the program. 21 Day Fix was a combination nutrition and fitness program. I followed along for a while then slacked off as other priorities came a long. I had 50 pounds to lose - I lost 5. I didn't commit and I didn't see results. I took another trip to Disney disappointed in myself and how I looked and felt. When I returned from vacation I met with my doctor. The good news is that after 3 years my RA was completely in remission. From here on out, he explained, it was up to me to feel better. Clean eating played a big role in getting my life back to normal but I now needed to lose the added weight that was putting strain on my joints.

I was following Melanie, my Beachbody coach, on Facebook and was inspired by her own health and fitness journey as well as the stories of the countless other people Beachbody has helped. Some of the transformations were incredible. People just like me who found success, and are living their best life ever. It was time to take advantage of my free Beachbody membership and seek advice. I tried the 21 Day Fix again, with daily Shakeology and finally, was seeing some results. I began to feel my old self come back and I felt ready for a challenge. Beachbody just released a new program called P90, a less intense lower impact version of the original P90x. Melanie invited a few people to a P90 Challenge Group. The 90 day challenge was perfect. Held through a closed Facebook group, only group members could view posts. Working out in our own own homes, on our own schedules, everyone received meal plans, recipes and healthy eating tips, replaced 1 meal each day with Shakeology and got the 1:1 support of a coach and encouragement of peers. I was feeling impulsive...what did I have to lose besides a few more pounds.

As it turns out, the group was a great experience. I liked the team spirit, cheering each other on and celebrating each other's successes. I looked forward to signing on each day and hearing from my new pals. It was hard work - but it was fun too. Finally, I saw results and other people noticed. I began to look and feel younger and - I had to buy new clothes!

Today, I enjoy sharing my experience and helping others achieve their own health and fitness goals. Believe me, it's possible. No matter how old you are, how busy you are, what kind of shape you're in... improving your health and living your best life is possible!