21 Day Fix is on Sale!!!!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Ready to give 21 Day Fix a try? Don't pass up the special pricing for June!  Purchase a challenge pack at the sale price and join a challenge group for free. Get meal plans, recipes and support every step of the way!

Ready to give 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme a try?

What are you waiting for?
Get off to a fresh start this summer by cleaning up your nutrition and doing some simple daily fitness. And check it out, you can save a bundle on the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix challenge packs in June! In addition, when you buy a challenge pack you'll be able to register for our online challenge groups for free! One of the great things about 21 Day Fix is that there are several workouts all planned for you in a convenient workout calendar. Simply follow the schedule each and every day, eat according to the nutrition guide and you will see results. Yes, you will see results in 21 days!

I've gone through the program a number of times and it never gets old. The nutrition program is one that I turn to again and again to stay on track with my eating, even when I'm doing other fitness programs. Before I gave 21 Day Fix a try I had lots of questions, and I'm sure you do too. I really hope you give this one a try and June is a great time to start. Organic fruits and vegetables are plentiful, the longer days means we have more time to fit a half hour workout in and let's face it, everyone's more motivated to get fit in summer.

Still not convinced? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme:

Is the fitness program hard?

Well, it ain't recess! I get asked this over and over again. It's challenging. Your workout should always challenge you. If it's easy, it's not working. To see results you have to push yourself a little more than you did before. When you sweat, think of it as fat crying! And strong muscles are just sore muscles that have repaired. There are ways to modify every exercise so that even someone who has never done a fitness program before can complete them. This is a great versatile program that is designed for all levels of fitness, from the very beginner to the seasoned athletes. You can do this! The best way to get through it the first time is to join an online challenge group where we walk through the program together and give you all the tools and support you need to complete the program and reach your goal.

Do I have to use the containers?

Yes. If you expect the best possible results and you don't want to be disappointed, use the containers. The container system is designed to simplify your eating. If you follow the meal plan as it is designed, you will not feel hungry or deprived and you will receive the proper nutrition you need to fuel your body during the 21 day program.
I don't eat much. Do I have to follow the nutrition program?
Yes! There's no skipping meals on this program. 3 meals and 2-3 healthy snacks and plenty of water each and every day. There is a common misconception that you can simply cut calories to lose weight. Well, the truth is that you need to eat smarter and cleaner to see results. Your body needs energy to complete the workouts and get you through the day, and nutrients to repair muscle and keep your metabolism working efficiently. Skip meals and you can easily sabotage all your hard work.

Do I have to drink Shakeology?

No. You can purchase the 21 Day Fix program without Shakeology. That's exactly what I did when I ordered 21 Day Fix. It was the first Beachbody program I tried and I was not sold on the benefits of Shakeology. I got though the first round and I remember telling my coach, Melanie, that I was happy that I lost 4 pounds, but I was disappointed because I had so much more to lose! She talked me into trying it for one month. Beachbody has a money back guarantee if you aren't happy with the results after 30-days so I figured I had nothing to lose. Well, fast forward 20 months and I am still drinking it every day. The biggest difference I can tell between round one (without Shakeology) and round two with Shakeology, is that I didn't have the cravings that I did in round one. I was able to stick to the meal plan more easily. Besides that, I was not as tired and sore after my workouts and my hair, skin and nails were much healthier. It was a game changer for me and I'm confident you will be hooked too once you give it a try.

How much time will I spend shopping and prepping meals?

I am a busy mom of 3 and I put off doing this program for several months because I didn't think I'd have time. But the program is designed to simplify your life, not be a burden. Most people spend between 1 - 2 hours a week on meal prep. There are meal plans, recipes and grocery lists available to take all the guess work out of meal planning. It has actually saved me time because I make one big trip to the grocery store a week for most of our food. Then I only have to make a quick trip to restock on things my kids gobble up like milk and cereal.Pick a day that's convenient and free from distraction for a while and claim that as your day to prep. Wash and slice vegetables, pre-cook some of your foods so you have them on hand, assemble things like salads and sandwiches in advance for the week, and stock up on plenty of healthy snacks to grab and go. Once you get into a routine, it becomes quite simple.

Will buying all this healthy food cost a lot of money?

It should save you money. You will be surprised at how much money you can save when you avoid buying processed, packaged and frozen foods and snacks, and ditch drive through meals. Clean eating is good for your health and your wallet!

How much weight can I expect to lose?

This is a tough one to answer because everyone is different. Most people lose between 3 - 15 pounds. It's important to set realistic goals. I like to spend time with each challenger (that's what we call our clients) before they start to learn more about their level of fitness, any challenges or limitations they may have and what their needs are. Most importantly I want to know their reason WHY. Taking that first step to improve your health is not easy for anyone. I want to know why they are motivated to take that step and in what ways they want their quality of life to improve. Together we can come up with a plan that will allow them to reach their goal. It may not happen after the first round, but the support never ends. We're here to make sure you don't give up and you keep going until you reach your goal!
Are you ready to take that first step?
Fill out this form to tell me a little more about you and your reason why and I'll get back to you very soon so we can get started.

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Chicken Meatballs (21 Day Fix approved)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

These meatballs are a healthy alternative for traditional meatballs and are super easy to make. They can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to 3 months. 1 serving is 3 meatballs and counts as a 1 GREEN,  1 RED and 1/2 tsp


1 lb lean ground chicken
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 egg beaten
1/2 c wholegrain bread crumbs (omit this if you are gluten free or substitute GF bread crumbs or panko)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 shallot (minced)
1/4 c red bell pepper (chopped fine)
2 TB fresh parsley(chopped fine)
1 TB fresh thyme (chopped fine)
2 TB grated Parmesan cheese
2 TB extra virgin olive oil

Homemade Marinara Sauce or store bought marinara with no added sugar


1. Combine chicken, ¼ tsp. salt, pepper, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, shallot, red pepper, parsley, thyme, and cheese in a large bowl; mix well with clean hands.
2. Roll mixture into eighteen 1½-inch meatballs. Set aside.
3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add half of meatballs; cook, turning occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until meatballs are browned on each side. Place browned meatballs in a 3-quart slow cooker.
4. Repeat with the remaining meatballs. Set aside.
5. Top meatballs with homemade marinara sauce and remaining ¼ tsp. salt; cook, covered, on low temperature for 5 to 6 hours, stirring once or twice.

If you're ready to make a commitment to your health, clean eating is a great way to start. Us e these recipes on our blog to make your transition a tasty one! If you really want to achieve success, join one of our challenge groups where you will join a fun group of people who are all working on reaching our health and fitness goals. A challenge group combines healthy eating and daily fitness with 24/7 support and accountability. No one fails in our groups so join today!

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Homemade Marinara Sauce (21 Day Fix approved)


1 29 oz. can Tomato Puree (GREEN)
1 29 oz. can Crushed Tomatoes (GREEN)
1/4 cup fresh Basil, chopped (FREE)
4 cloves Garlic, minced (FREE)
1 tsp. ground Black Pepper (FREE)
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1 Tbsp. Oregano (FREE)
2 tsp. fresh Rosemary, chopped (FREE)
1 Tbsp. Crushed Red Pepper (FREE) (optional)


Pour both cans of tomato puree and crushed tomatoes into a large saucepan.  Heat over low heat.
Mix in all other ingredients and stir well.  Let sauce simmer for at least an hour.
Measure out serving of sauce in GREEN container (if an entire GREEN container is more sauce that you desire, then just measure out half of the container)
Serve with your favorite pasta and Enjoy!

*** Note: This homemade marinara sauce is counted as a GREEN because it has no added sugar. When purchasing store bought sauce read the label carefully. If it contains sugar (as most store bought brands do) then count the sauce as a PURPLE.


The best turkey burgers ever!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ingredients (makes 4 burgers):

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 egg beaten
1/4 c parsley (chopped fine)
1 shallot (minced)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1/4 c red bell pepper (chopped fine)
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and divide into 4 patties. Grill over medium heat approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.

Ready to make a commitment to your health? Clean eating is a great place to start and these recipes are super easy and delicious. You can find more great family friendly recipes on the recipe page of this blog. But if you're ready to take the next step and completely transform yourself a challenge group is where it's at! It's a great way to stay accountable and motivated, meet new friends and lose weight and improve your health right form the comfort of your own home. All levels of fitness are welcome. New groups forming every Monday. Start by filling out this simple form to tell us a little more about you.

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Take time to do what makes your heart happy!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Take time to do what makes your heart happy - Brenda Ajay www.happyhealthysmart.blogspot.com
Hey friends... I'm back after a much needed and long awaited family vacation!

It was time for us all to unplug, reconnect and remember what makes us happy to be alive.

The last few months have been a roller coaster and in between the events of our normally chaotic lifestyle we've had to cope with cancer and chronic illness. This 10-day time out was more than just a vacation, it was a chance to laugh more, listen closer, love beyond limits and make memories.

Instead of working out we snorkeled, biked, climbed, walked and laughed until we cried! We truly did all that made our hearts happy!

It's good to be home again and it's time to get back into a healthy mindset. 

Time to refocus on what makes the heart healthy! Truth be told, I pushed my limits a little while on vacation. Too much sun, not enough rest and over indulging in foods I know I should't eat caused my rheumatoid arthritis to flare up for the first time in 2 years. So I spent the last 6 days detoxing, resting and taking steroids to calm the inflammation. Tomorrow, it's back to fitness! I'm eager to get back into my routine and seize the day!

Want to join me?

I'm hosting a free 7-day "fire up the grill" clean eating group starting tomorrow to kick things off. If you like the 7-day challenge and are ready to get 100% committed to your health and fitness, you can join me starting on May 23 for a 30-day challenge group designed to help you jump start your fitness and help you look and feel your best all summer long! Ready to get started? Just fill out this form to tell me a little more about yourself

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