Monday, October 31, 2016

Beachbody's NEWEST Workout program - CORE DE FORCE - Launches TODAY!

I have been keeping a secret for WAY too long and today I FINALLY get to spill the beans!!

About 2 1/2 years ago I fell in LOVE with home workout programs after losing the last of the weight I had gained while pregnant with my son. I was using a program called Les Mills Pump (Body Pump) and loved how easy and convenient working out from home was! Since then I have completed numerous programs but have always missed my PUMP and the trainers from that program. Well, lucky for me because Beachbody is launching a NEW program TODAY with Joel and Jericho, two trainers from Les Mills Pump, called CORE DE FORCE!! This program is a 30-day TOTAL BODY TRANSFORMATION program that will totally rock your world! The best part (and one of the main reasons I love our at-home workout programs) is that the only equipment you will need is your own body! And with Beachbody On Demand,  you have the option to stream  your workouts to  your iPad, iPhone, laptop... to take your workouts ANYWHERE!

Core De Force is an MMA-inspired program which includes 3-minute "rounds" where you will get boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai, knee-elbow combinations, bodyweight training, and cardio spikes that will help you LOSE belly fat and shred your body from head to toe. If you can focus on hitting it hard for 3 minutes at a time, before you know it, the workout will be over!

I had the opportunity to try a sneak peak of Core De Force a couple weeks ago and I absolutely LOVED it! You will definitely SWEAT, you will be SORE (especially my "love handle" areas) and you will get RESULTS! Maybe I am crazy, but even after a day I felt "tighter" and more toned.  Here is a little clip from my sneak peek!

Check out all the details here if you are ready to change up your workout, break through a plateau, get started with your transformation, or hold yourself accountable over the holidays. We are going to be hosting a PRIVATE launch group for people who are ready to join me in this 30 day program!

Are you ready to transform your body? ** APPLY HERE!! **

What is Core De Force?

Core De Force is your 3-day countdown to a total body transformation. This workout was created by Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews, and is the ultimate mixed martial arts-inspired workout that is going to really knock off the belly fat, get rid of inches, and tone and tighten your entire body without any equipment. 

I LOVE this program because in every workout there is a "learn it & work it" section that breaks down all the moves so you can learn them before you do the workout. So, if you are new to MMA-style exercises (or a little uncoordinated like me!) this will give you the confidence to go right in and kick some ass! Core De Force is also not on a beat or rhythm, so you do not have to follow a specific routine, per se. There are also modifiers in every single workout so no matter what your ability level is, you can go at your own pace. As you get stronger the goal is to challenge yourself with higher intensity and increased focus. 

I also like that there is no equipment need but yourself. This is key for those that are budget conscious, don't have a lot of room to workout, or are traveling and have to workout in smaller spaces like a hotel room. 

Core De Force takes the barriers away to getting started on your health and fitness journey because it's an EASY, SIMPLE to follow program that all you really have to do is show up and PRESS PLAY on the workout of the day! My goal as your coach is to EMPOWER You and give you CONFIDENCE to make necessary changes so that you can live a HEALTHY and FULFILLING life! Oh, and also so that you realize how much of a BADASS you really are! ;)
Who is Core De Force For?
Core De Force is for EVERYONE! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or at an advanced level in your fitness you can do this workout. This program has a modifier so you can go at your own pace and push yourself according to your level of fitness. You will enjoy the challenge of taking the intensity higher to improve your cardio strength, speed and endurance. Each MMA-inspired workout has an optional moved breakdown to help you get familiar with the combinations. Core De Force also focused on rotational moves, which means you will work your core from 360 degrees every time you press play. That is going to be AMAZING for those of us (ME!!) who really want to tone that trouble area!

What is the Eating Plan Like?
The nutrition guide was created to include simple, clean foods, that you can easily measure out and combine to give yourself a well-balanced nutrition plan that will fuel your body with the energy it needs to crush the next workout on the schedule, and get the results you want. If you really want to know what this program can do for your body make sure that you are 100% committed to the nutrition plan because what you eat is 80% of the results you will get. 
The nutrition plan follows the portion fix (portion-controlled nutrition plan created by Autumn Calabrese, creator of the 21-Day Fix), but you will not receive another set of containers unless you want them! Each food category is measured out and explained in detail to you. The plan is meant to be SUPER EASY to follow so that you don't get overwhelmed with too many options. Plus, in the launch group I am hosting I will be walking you through the entire nutrition plan as well. 
How Long are the Workouts?
The workouts are all 30-45 minutes in length and you workout 6 days a week with a stretch on the 7th day. The workout program is 30 days in length. 
There are 8 workouts in the program:
MMA Speed - Upper body and core focused boxing influenced workout (27 minutes)
MMA Shred - Muay Thai-inspired elbow and kicks for the total body shred (37 minutes)
MMA Power - Uses explosive and defensive style movements in this fast paced cardio conditioning workout (47 minutes)
MMA Plyo - Core De Forces is an MMA-style home fitness program that will transform your entire body in 30 days. When you combine boxing, Muay Thai and plyometrics in one workout you get a huge calorie burn and RESULTS (47 minutes)
Power Sculpt - Total body burner that uses explosive power and interval training to lean and sculpt (37 minutes)
Dynamic Strength - Low on impact but high on intensity (47 minutes)
Active Recovery - Recharge for the week ahead with this rest day that focuses on form and technique to help fight fatigue and sore muscles (21 minutes)
Core De Force Relief - A quick 5 minute stretch before bed session (5 minutes)
Team Beachbody Exclusive MMA Mashup - All the best Core De Force moves in one workout (26 minutes)
Core Kinetics - A unique core workout inspired by the Mixed Martial Arts movements
5 Minute Core on the Floor - The ultimate core finisher - 5 minute challenging plank movements that sets your abs on FIRE!
** If you want to take your fitness to the next level after your 30 days you can get these 3 additional (advanced) workouts too:
Agility Strength - Combines fast footwork drills with body weight resistance to help improve coordination and blast major calories (9 rounds, 37 minutes)
Agility Power - Grab your agility ladder and rip through multifunctional training that ignites every muscle and helps shred fat for serious definition (6 rounds, 27 minutes)
MMA Kick Butt - This workout is meant to target your legs and butt with a nonstop mix of powerful kicks and calorie burning conditioning spikes (9 rounds, 37 minutes)
When Can I Get This Workout?
Core De Force is available starting TODAY (October 31st) to customers of Team Beachbody coaches. So, if you do not have a coach right now make sure to sign up with ME so that I can be your coach and guide you from start to finish through the program. Here is your link to create your FREE TEAM BEACHBODY ACCOUNT. Make sure that you also complete the application below to be considered for a spot in my Core De Force Launch Group so that you can also get the support and accountability to start and complete the program. To fill out the application click here: Core De Force Application
How Much Does it Cost?
Core De Force has a variety of options. The one that I recommend the most is the Core De Force Challenge Pack because it comes with everything you need to be successful with this program. The challenge pack includes the entire Core De Force workout program, nutrition guide, program manual, Shakeology, access to me as your coach, discounted prices and shipping, plus it gives you entrance into my Launch Group where I will be personally walking you through the nutrition guide, helping you to create a food plan that meets your needs, giving you recipes, tips, and daily accountability so that this program does not become just another dust collector on your shelf.
The Challenge Pack is $140 on SALE starting TODAY (10/31) through November 2016.

How Can I Get Involved in My Support & Accountability Group?
So, now HERE is the most important part! How do I REALLY succeed at this program? Well, anyone can go out there and buy the Core De Force Challenge Pack and do the workouts. Unfortunately, I have seen many times (I was also guilty of this) where we purchase a program with the best intentions and before we know it. the workout is sitting on a shelf, collecting dust, and we make excuses for why we don't have time or say it isn't the right time. So, don't let this be another program that you have good intentions with! It's time to take charge of your fitness and nutrition and get involved in a closed online community of support that is going to help you start and complete the program AND get the RESULTS you want in time for the holidays. Better yet, we are going to help you create a holiday plan that is going to give you the flexibility to enjoy the holiday foods you want to eat but still get results.
Do You Want to Join? Here are the requirements and how you can get started:
  • In my Launch Group I am going to be requiring that everyone participates for the entire 30 days of the program starting on November 7th. Each participant must have ME as their assigned coach. You cannot already be working with another coach or be a coach yourself. 
  • You must commit to both the fitness program and Shakeology to join the group. You will be getting everything you need for this group when you sign up with me.
  • You must be willing to participate daily in the closed online group. I will have you log your workouts, your daily food activity and provide you with tools, tips and recipes to help you reach your goals. 
  • You must be willing to give it your ALL! Change is not always easy, but it is totally worth it!
There will never ever be a perfect time to start your health and fitness transformation. You will always be busy, have last-minute things that come up, trips to go on, parties to plan, and life will always give you the unexpected. You literally just have to take that leap of faith, bite the bullet, and go for it. If you do not try, how will you ever know if you can succeed? This just might be that ONE TIME where everything comes together and just finally makes sense to YOU and your lifestyle. <3

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Monday, October 3, 2016

My FAVORITE Turkey Chili Recipe EVER!

There is just something about this cool fall weather, football on tv, pumpkins, pumpkin spice... well, pumpkin everything, that makes me crave chili! Chili is such a comfort food for me and having a bowl on a cool day is probably one of my favorite things. When I became a health coach I decided to clean up my diet but was intimidated thinking I had to change everything I was eating. I thought I had to forget about all my favorite foods and dishes, but really, it's about finding balance in your nutrition and making healthy choices. So, instead of completely ditching all my favorite meals, I decided I would clean them up as much as I can. And that's when I came across THIS turkey chili recipe! What started as us making it while I was doing the 21-Day Fix turned into a staple in our house. We were even making it weekly for a while there because it's THAT good! So, here is the recipe and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 


- 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
- 1 Red Pepper, diced into medium chunks
- 1 Yellow Pepper, diced into medium chunks
- 1 Green Pepper, diced into medium chunks
- 1 Yellow Onion, minced
- 2 Garlic Cloves (or more depending on your taste), minced
- 1 LB Ground Turkey
- 3 Tablespoons of Chili Powder
- 2 Teaspoons of Kosher Salt, add more as you need it
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Dried Oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cumin
- 1/8 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1-28 oz can of Diced Tomatoes
- 1 Cup of Low-Sodium Chicken Broth or Stock
- 2-14 oz cans of Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 Bay Leaf

For Serving:

- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Sour Cream (we use plain Greek yogurt)
- Tortilla Chips (we usually skip these)


1. Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until simmering. Add the bell peppers, onion, and garlic; season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened. (5-8 minutes)

2. Increase the heat to medium high, add the turkey, and cook, breaking it up into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon, until it's no longer pink and is just cooked though. (4-6 minutes)

3. Add the chili powder, measured salt, oregano, cumin, cayenne, and cinnamon; stir to coat the turkey and vegetables, and cook until fragrant. (about 1 minute)

4. Add the diced tomatoes and their juices as well as the broth or stock, stir to combine, and bring to a simmer. Add the beans and return to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium low, add the bay leaf, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors meld. (about 30 minutes)

5. Remove bay leaf. Taste and season with additional salt as needed. Serve with the cheese, sour cream (Greek yogurt), and chips.


Recipe courtesy of