The Year of YOU!

It can be hard to stay on task with workouts when you’re on holiday, away from home AND people are around you 24/7.
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Thanks to my hundreds of workouts available on my phone, I can workout wherever, whenever, weights or no weights, morning or night.
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Not only that, I had my Shakeo today so it filled the gaps in my treat-filled day so I know I am covered!
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I can’t believe I did a workout on CHRISTMAS DAY! One of the easiest days to skip it and I didn’t. πŸ™Œ No Christmas magic here. Just the power of CONSISTENCY at work.
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Need help with being consistent? Got some Christmas Money burning a hole in your pocket and been thinking about INVESTING in something that will last you longer than a temporary high? Why not invest in YOU!!
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Get online access to ALL the Beachbody workouts ever made for a YEAR, a month of Shakeology, the portion control eating system and containers AND me as your coach for the price that I paid for ONE WORKOUT program.
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A serious deal!! You won’t want to miss it!!
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My December group is full and has started but January is waiting for you! Message me or comment below with your answer to this question;
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Are you ready for a HEALTHY YOU in 2017? Message me or RSVP to the event and we will chat!

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No-Bake Tiramisu Cookies for Santa

Because Santa might need something healthy to offset all the other cookies he’ll be having tonight..


Here’s the recipe as promised!

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Tiramisu No-Bake Cookies

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Total Time: 15 min.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cooking Time: None

Yield: 12 servings, 1 cookie each.
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Ingredients
1 cup oat flour, gluten-free

3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, divided use

ΒΌ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

1 scoop CafΓ© Latte Shakeology

ΒΌ cup all-natural smooth almond butter

2 Tbsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup)

3 to 4 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk (or low-fat milk)
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Preparation:

1. Combine oat flour, 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder, salt, and Shakeology; mix well.

2. Add almond butter and honey; mix well. (Mixture will be dry and crumbly.)

3. Add almond milk 1 Tbsp. at a time until a thick dough forms; mix well with clean hands or a rubber spatula.

4. Roll mixture into twelve balls, each about 1-inch in size. Roll balls into remaining 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder.

5. Flatten each slightly so that it is shaped like a traditional cookie.

6. Refrigerate for a firmer cookie, or eat immediately for a softer cookie.
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21 Day Fix: 1 yellow, 1 tsp

I am just realizing just how AMAZING Shakeology is. 

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A week ago, Narra had just caught that stomach flu bug that is going around. I’m hearing now that it has been HIGHLY contagious. It’s a miracle that I escaped UNSCATHED especially because I had been sharing food, hugs, kisses, tissues with my little sickie.

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Before this stuff, I would be sick ALL THE TIME. Now, I can stay up all night breastfeeding Narra and still be healthy enough to take care of her during the day.

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I’m amazed at how well it’s immunity boosting properties work. Honestly, it’s so easy. Drink a shake, fight a virus. I wish more people would drink it!

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Because of it, the whole family is healthy enough to celebrate the holidays.

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Want to try Shakeology? Shoot me a message and let’s chat!

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Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Squash is my BAE

If you follow me on Facebook or IG, you know I’m a MAJOR squash fan. I usually have it roasted and with salt and pepper, sort of as a potato replacement for my meals..

I’m a diabetic VERY FAMILIAR with counting carbohydrates but since finding the 21 Day Fix, all I have to do now is count CONTAINERS! Yay!

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I love the eating plan because you fill your containers with REAL low glycemic index food AND the portion control is taken care of (portion control is where I fail).

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Another area I fail in, keeping my carbs low. I LOVE BREAD, GRAINS and RICE! But I know how it affects my mood and my blood sugars so I try to keep it within my allotted 2 YELLOW containers a day with the Portion Fix eating system. 

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It used to be VERY difficult to do.. until I found SQUASH.

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Yes!! Tastes like a yellow but it goes in your GREEN (veggie) container. And really, you can never have too many veggies.

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Last week I put out a call for help on my personal Facebook page for more SQUASH recipes and this is what I decided to have for lunch this week:


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I get by with a little help from my friends. 🎡

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Here’s one for all the Instant-Potheads πŸ˜‰ out there.

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Ruby’s Squash Soup (Converted to IP by Katherine) [tweaked to match Corinne’s laziness levels]

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Ingredients:

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1 medium onion (chopped finely)

2 medium acorn squash (or any squash, peeled and cubed, about 5-6 cups)

3 medium carrots (peeled, chopped)

1 medium Apple (peeled, cores, chopped)

1 litre vegetable or chicken broth

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1 Tbsp olive oil (or any oil of your choice)

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Method:

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1. Turn on IP. Press SAUTE button. Once pot is warm, add oil and onion. SautΓ© until onions are translucent.

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2. Add carrots to pot, squash and apple to the pot. SautΓ© for 4-5 minutes.

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3. Add broth, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix contents of pot.

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4. Put the lid on the pot. Make sure the dial on the top of the pot is set to SEALING. Press CANCEL on front of pot.

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5. Press the MANUAL button and + or – until the pot reads 10 minutes.

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6. Walk away. Play with your kids. Do some crocheting or bullet journaling and forget about the soup.

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7. Once the pot comes to pressure it will count down from 10 minutes.

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8. It will BEEP once done but let it sit in the pot for 20 mins until it reads L0:20. This is the Non Pressure Release. You can skip this part and do a Quick Release but letting it sit in the pot makes it so you don’t have to blend the soup. This is where my laziness comes in.

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9. Set dial to VENTING to release any left over pressure in pot. The pot will open EASILY if there is no pressure left.

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10. Serve and enjoy. Make your family and guests think you were simmering this soup all day long. πŸ’–πŸ˜‰πŸ΅

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There you have it!!!

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And now I have it!! For lunch. All week long. πŸ˜‹ Yayyyy!!!

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21 Day Fix: 2 cups = 2 greens

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Want more recipes like this? Want to see what I’m doing EVERYDAY (yeah, I kind of post A LOT haha), follow me on Facebook and let me know if you’ve tried this recipe!!

Sunday Confession

Honesty. Such a powerful word and action. It is one of the virtues I hold high above them all. So when I see someone living dishonestly, I have little patience for it. Especially when that person is ME.

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I began this journey into health to become a stronger mom, person, woman. INSIDE. This is what I needed and wanted in my life. And that’s what I achieved through these programs and becoming a coach. 

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Somewhere along this road, for the past few weeks, I lost my way and when I looked in the mirror I started JUDGING. Not liking myself again. Even though I had made some HUGE changes. Even though I had come a LONG way from the weak, scared, depressed, anxious mother I was before I started these workouts.

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I had forgotten my WHY. I had forgotten that although it feels pretty awesome to fit into that old pair of jeans you were supposed to toss out because they were too tight, it really isn’t about all that. It’s not about the abs or the arms or the back muscles society tells you to have.

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It’s about what STRENGTH looks like to YOU. It’s about the CONFIDENCE you feel when you tell yourself “I’ve got this!” when you get your next panic attack. It’s about the HAPPINESS you feel when you’re not out of breath when you play with your kids on the playground or climb that familiar hill on a walk you USED TO dread.


THIS is what IT is about.

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The rest of this year, continuing into next year, I am going on a detox. A detox of all insecurities and the outer focuses. The end of this year and 2017, will be about a CLEAN SLATE. A clean mind, a powerful mind. And a POWERFUL YOU.

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Are you with me?

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