Friday, July 15, 2016

Country Heat OFFICIAL TEST GROUP: Accepting Applications NOW!

Country Heat is a workout program that features the hottest country music—music you would hear on the radio! It's a dance-cardio workout that will keep you burning calories for 30 minutes. People who think they don’t like exercise will love dancing to Country Heat because it's fun, fast, and effective! 

I have been coaching for over 2 years and have been asked to run an EXCLUSIVE COUNTRY HEAT TEST GROUP

I AM SUPER PUMPED!! At first I didn't think this workout would be for me because I am not really a country music fan, but after seeing the results from the coach test group and hearing their testimonials, I am definitely giving it a try. And you can try it with me!

Last week my team and I were on a call with Autumn and she gave us the inside scoop on what to expect with the program and what exactly you need to do when you participate in a test group to get the BEST results and it got me so excited to help people with this program! 

I am allowed to bring 30 people with me into this test group -- are you going to be one of the 30?? See below for details on my 30 day accountability group!

How does this sound? 
  • Potential $500 winnings for sharing your results?
  • A free tee?
  • I am committing 100% - are YOU ready?

What is Country Heat? 

Country Heat is a high-energy, low-impact dance workout that's so simple and so fun, you'll love it from the very first step. Each 30-minute routine is packed with easy-to-follow dance moves set to the hottest country music around. 

All you have to do is follow along and before you know it, you're scorching calories, burning fat, and melting away the pounds as you reshape your entire body – all in just 30 days. 

Plus, it comes with an easy-to-follow portion control nutrition plan to maximize your results.

What Makes Country Heat Effective?

Because it's the workout you'll actually stick with! Heat makes it fun and easy to get fit.

  • 5 high-energy dance workouts and 1 Dance Conditioning workout give you all the calorie-burning benefits of a great cardio workout while using every muscle in your body to fire up your metabolism.
  • No complicated moves, no weights or equipment--just follow along for 30 minutes.
  • Dancing to country music is such a blast, it barely feels like a workout!
  • Autumn's foolproof portion-control container system and Eating Plan let you lose weight by eating what you want in just the right amounts.
Who is the IDEAL Heat Participant? 

Anyone who's looking for a simple, fun, and effective way to lose weight and get fit. While Country Heat is perfect for beginners, it's also a great cardio-based workout for people at all fitness levels who like to dance or want to stay in shape. It's also a great choice for people who like to dance but are intimidated by choreography. 

There are no complicated moves, no weights or equipment—just follow along and you'll be dancing right from Day One. Also great for anyone looking for a low-impact exercise program (no jumping or weights).

Test Group Participants will Also Receive: 

** Upon completion of the program each participant will receive a free t-shirt for submitting their results that could potentially win $500 or more!

** As a thank you from me, each participant will also receive Autumn's Fixate cookbook that includes over 100 recipes to use with the Country Heat program!

Participant Expectations: 

1.  Participants will be expected to check in daily to our accountability group in our private group on Facebook. 

2. Participants will follow the workout schedule designed by Autumn Calabrese for the 4 weeks of the program.  (Additional workouts are ok to do as well!)

3.  Tracking results is absolutely required!

4. Participants will be given a variety of recipes, meal ideas, and snack options, but will be expected to follow a meal plan designed to help them lose weight, shred fat, and build muscle. Meal plan options will be provided.

5.  One meal a day will be replaced with nutrient dense Shakeology.  Shakeology is a complete meal replacement that will be part of the included meal plans designed to help you optimize results. 

How do I sign up? 

1.  Complete the application below to be added to the launch event via Facebook. You will receive an email update once you've submitted the application.

2.  The program will be released on July 28th.  Participants will receive a link to a discounted test group challenge pack which includes all the necessary workouts, meal plans, and accountability group information needed for the test group. The only cost is that of the challenge pack. 

3. Refer a buddy to the challenge for a chance to win a one month supply of my favorite pre-workout, energize!  It will help you bring the heat to this amazing workout. 


Complete this form for more information about the upcoming release of Country Heat, exclusively through me, your Beachbody Coach.

Once you've submitted this form, be on the lookout for an email within 24 hours!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Zoodles & Turkey Meatballs

I have been looking to mix-up my normal go-to's when it comes to meal planning every week and I have heard so much BUZZ about zucchini noodles! They look so pretty and I have seen so many different kinds of recipes that incorporate them that I finally decided to buy a spiralizer and try one out! I mean, if I can still have "pasta" but avoid the carbs I am definitely game! :)

I picked up a spiralizer from Walmart for about $17 the other day and finally tried it out last night. I was a little worried that it wouldn't work well, but it actually did it's job just fine. I am sure that there are nicer ones out there that you don't have to turn with your hand, but it was easy enough to use either way. 

I found a recipe on Pinterest from "A Cozy Kitchen" blog that we tried last night and it was SO GOOD! Even my son who doesn't care for most vegetables loved it! So, before I ramble on more about how much I love zoodles and well, food in general, here is the recipe we made last night! :)

Zoodles & Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients for Meatballs:

1 LB of ground turkey
2 TBSP Dried Fine Breadcrumbs
2 TBSP Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Large Egg
1 tsp Kosher Salt
Olive Oil
1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
3 TBSP Finely Chopped Italian Parsley
2 TBSP Freshly Chopped Sage
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper

Ingredients for Sauce:

2 tsp Olive Oil
1/4 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Garlic Cloves
2-3 Sage Leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1 28-Ounce Can of Tomatoes (San Marzano is good)
1 Parmesan Rind (optional)


4 Medium Zucchinis, ends trimmed and either spiraled or julienned


1. In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, dried bread crumbs, parmesan, egg and salt.

2. In a medium sauté pan, placed over medium heat, pour in a teaspoon of olive oil. Add the diced onion to the oil and cook until translucent and soft, about 5-7 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium-low, and add the minced garlic, Italian parsley, sage and crushed red pepper. Add the onion mixture to the bowl of meat. Mix the turkey mixture until completely combined, but being careful to not over mix. Scoop out two tablespoons of the turkey mixture, and using your hands, roll it into a ball. Repeat until all meatballs are formed.

3. To sear the meatballs, add a few tablespoons of olive oil to the sauté pan (you can use the same one you just used for the onion mixture–we’re into saving dishes around here). When the oil is hot, gently add the meatballs and sear on all sides for about 1-2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Transfer them to a bed of paper towels to drain. Repeat until you’ve seared all of the meatballs, adding more oil, if the pan needs it.

4. To make the tomato sauce, add the olive oil to a dutch oven or medium pot. When the oil is hot, add the diced onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, sage leaves and crushed red pepper; cook for an additional minute, until fragrant. Pour in the can of tomatoes and add the parmesan rind (if using); mix and cover the pot, allowing the tomato sauce to simmer, over low heat, for 20 minutes.

5. Remove the rind and using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree the tomato sauce until smooth (if you're using a regular blender you may need to do this in batches). Transfer back to the pot and salt to taste.

6. Add the seared meatballs to the tomato sauce and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.

7. To make the zucchini noodles, add a teaspoon of olive oil to a sauté pan. When the oil is hot, add the zucchini noodles, cooking them for about 3 to 5 minutes. I say go with what you like. I go a bit under because I like them to have a bit of bite. Add them to a big bowl and toss with a few tablespoons of tomato sauce. Place the meatballs on top and garnish with a small sprinkling of parmesan cheese and a handful of Italian parsley.

* I did not strain the zoodles after sautéing them so they are a little watery.  I would recommend doing that if you try this recipe! :) Still good either way, but it will look prettier with less liquid... ;)

Feel free to share this recipe and please come back and let me know if you give it a try! Enjoy!