What I ate yesterday

I run groups for accountability doing fitness programs.  Yesterday, I gave the task of food pictures for everything they ate…yes, on a Saturday!  Accountability doesn’t mean just when you’re on…it’s all the time.  Though i think I was the only one who posted most everything, I think just the reminder is a good thing to keep you making good choices!

So then I had pictures of everything I ate.  And planned to post them up here.  But my dinner was questionable,  We went out to eat and changed places last minute.  I wasn’t ready and took a chance.  And the dish came out with vegetables covered in a cheesy tomato based sauce.  And my thought was to skip posting.

But that isn’t real life.  This is.  And accountability is for all the time.  So, here we go!

I started a new program on Thursday that I’m super excited for.  I’ve been using the streaming service to get started and plan to post more once my package arrives.  I’m able to do the full plan with just the online materials, but i like them in hand too…I’m a bit old school like that!  It’s called The Master’s Hammer and Chisel and mixes the trainers from two of my favorite programs, 21 Day Fix and Body Beast.

Some test group results!

Some test group results!

I’m trying to rock this program, and I know that the nutrition is the magic!  So I’m all in nutrition-wise, but sometimes you do your best.  I think that the key to my day yesterday was not throwing in the towel like I messed up.  Because I didn’t.  I made choices, and when they didn’t go as planned, I did my best!

Let’s get to it!

First up is my pre-workout combo, made at 4am most days!  I have 25oz of water with cayenne pepper and lemon along with Energize, which gives me the energy to get a good workout that early!


Energize and Water with Cayenne Pepper and Lemon (drank a bunch first!)

Energize and Water with Cayenne Pepper and Lemon (drank a bunch first!)

Then for during my Hammer and Chisel – ISO Strength Chisel workout (strength training with isometric holds…tough, fast, fun…just how I like it!) was Hydrate and plain water. This stuff keeps you hydrated (you never would have guessed!) and replenishes electrolytes without all the sugar of other sports drinks

Hydrate and water

Hydrate and water

Post workout is my new BFF, Recover, that tastes like hot chocolate, mixes so easily and helps with soreness and muscle recovery…which helps me push more in my next workout than if I was hurting!

Post Workout!

Post Workout!

After that, I had my usual coffee with stevia in the raw and coconut oil.  I was in between workouts, so I look a bit nutty, but the coffee was good.


After that, I taught PiYo Live.  Super fun. When I got home, I’d been up about 6 hours and was hungry!  So I made my typical breakfast of hard boiled eggs with smoky southwestern seasoning, steel cut oats with cinnamon and grapes.


Lunch came once it was naptime!  I had spinach, ground turkey and some dairy free cheese.  I would have liked it best if I chopped up the spinach, but I was a bit lazy!


We head out for the rest of the day after my daughter never actually napped and played with some cream instead (as the 3 year old set likes to do!).  So I took some food on the go!  Shakeology to help with fullness and keep me away from picking something up at the mall or brewery we went to, carrots, grapes and walnuts.  I did try a bit of a soft pretzel at the brewery because I was told they were delicious.  But I stayed away from more than a taste, and kept to my water and snacks.

Snacks to go

And we eventually get to dinner (over 4 hours after leaving the house).  We’d planned on one place with great salmon and salads, but that didn’t work out.  So I tried this salmon at the place we went to.  It was supposed to have even more cheese.

Photo Dec 05, 7 10 40 PM

Salmon, with roasted vegetables and potatoes in a tomato cheese sauce (not the menu text!)

I ate the salmon and what vegetables I could manage to scrape sauce off of.  The salmon was good, but the rest wouldn’t have been worth the calories!  At least not for me.

I finished out the day with vanilla Recharge, not pictured because I drank it quick and forgot!  But it’s delicious and helps your muscles reboot while you sleep.  It’s slow absorbing so it works through the night and attacks inflammation so you can be all set in the morning.

I know I have added a bunch of supplements in here…they’ve helped my intensity so much recently!  I don’t use them every day, just when my workouts call for them, and they have helped so much, especially with soreness.  Which means I can push harder and move more throughout the day.  Definitely helpful for intense programs!  This is the whole line that I use (there’s also creatine!).  You can read all about it and more of the science here!

Energize, Recover, Hydrate and Recharge

Energize, Recover, Hydrate and Recharge

So there it is!  A Saturday with me.  Not perfect, but within my calorie plan and mostly on plan for Hammer and Chisel…which you can get discounted with Shakeology or the combo of Energize and Recover…and an additional $20 off in December!  Get it and join in my next group (must have me as your coach or not have a coach!  If you have one, I’m sure they’d love to have you!) so you can have additional accountability…and do fun things like post pictures of your food all day!



What’s News?

This weekend was Beachbody’s Coach Summit in Nashville, TN.  It was full of workouts, motivation and positivity…and a bunch of announcements that I wanted to pass along!

First, the workouts!  I worked out with Sagi Kalev of Body Beast, danced with Shaun T in his new program Cize, and worked out with 25,000 others on the street!

That's me!

That’s me!

Now…what’s coming, starting with what’s first!

My haul...minus clothes

My haul…minus clothes

* Fixate!  It’s a cookbook that has container counts to use with the 21 Day Fix program.  I read through it and it has some tips in addition to the 101 recipes.  I’m going to make one this week, so stay tuned!

* Shaun T’s new program Cize launched today!  It’s all about dancing.  We worked up a sweat, had a blast and…get this…didn’t look like fools!  Shaun T has a way of breaking it down so you get it, without making it too easy.  Everyone kept up and had fun.  I started this program today and I’m looking forward to using it with things getting a little crazy with the move.

No equipment, and if you purchase the program and have Beachbody on Demand, you can stream it!  So I don’t even need a dvd player.  This makes the challenge pack an awesome value, especially with it discounted right now…Shakeology, 30 days streaming and the full Cize program plus a bonus workout and a prize from me.  Whoa!  The nutrition plan is portion control and includes a weekend guide for when life happens.

Me at Cize!

Me at Cize!

* Coming tomorrow!  New Boosts to add to Shakeology! Some days you need more energy, other days you may not be getting enough veggies. You now have the power to customize your shakes to your specific needs. Introducing 3 unique Boosts: Focused Energy Boost, Power Greens Boost, and Digestive Health Boost. I bought the Focused Energy and I do feel a bit more of a boost over my usual Shakeo.

* Launching Wednesday!  Beachbody Performance line of supplements.  It’s a breakthrough addition to the nutrition catalogue. The unique formulas were designed by Harvard-trained scientists and rooted in cutting-edge exercise physiology and performance nutrition research, this premium supplement system offers a way to supercharge your performance—and your results—safely and effectively. The 5 formulas—Energize, Hydrate, Recover, Recharge, and Creatine—can be used alone or easily customized depending on your fitness goals or needs. This all-in-one system has its own unique benefits but can also be used to work together. It’s a totally customizable solution.  I picked up the sampler pack and a full tub of Energize.  I have found that the Energize gives me more pep but gentler than the E&E I’ve been using and loving.

* Now this is HUGE…coming in December, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel program.  If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I love Body Beast…lifting heavy, and I love the 21 Day Fix…portion controlled eating with simple short workouts involving both cardio and strength. How do you choose when you love both??  This program combines the two, including Autumn Calabrese and Sagi Kalev! I’m in so much for this! Go here to get info as soon as it’s out!



Along with all of these, a few less tangible announcements.  There have been major improvements in the streaming workouts on Beachbody on Demand, especially with casting from device to a TV, and more are to come!  Workouts not available on DVD, Q&As with trainers, an app for that and much more!  Also coming is an app that I can keep better tabs on you with…accountability anyone??

So, next year’s summit is returning to Nashville 7/28/2016! Who’s coming with me??



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Have you been waiting for a deal for some fitness products to keep you on track this holiday season?  Well, here you go!

There are so many great sales here…Turbo Fire (my favorite!!) to kill calories.  A free chin up bar with P90X or The Asylum.  A half price dance ab workout.  Tai Cheng…a great workout for stability.  Derm Exclusive skincare.  Equipment…you know I love my jump mat! Plus nutritional supplements…I’m jumping on the Energy and Endurance deal!

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