Thursday, April 30, 2009

Want to mix up your fitness routine?

People are always asking us for ways to mix up their workout routines. Tony Horton's One on One DVDs are a great option. You get to see Tony in his home gym, with his unique sense of humor, and many different sweat inducing exercises.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Shakeology Week 3

Sorry I'm late with this post; had a very busy week last week. Good thing it was our recovery week for P90X. With week 3 the increased energy continues. Pat and I spent the whole weekend out in the yard getting everything cleaned up. We wheel barreled and spread 10 yrds of mulch, edged all the landscaping beds, cleaned up all the leaves and weeds, thatched the lawn and I still had energy at the end of the day; a little bit sore but still plenty of energy!

As for the weight, this week is another tough week to judge with it being our recovery workouts and not having any intense resistance workouts and plyo.

I am happy to report that the scale was down another 1lb this week making my total for the three weeks 5.2lbs. Besides the dropping numbers on the scale, my body composition is also changing . I have one of those scale that calculate body fat and the number is dropping weekly. I will have a better idea of the changes this Thursday when I take my measurements as we complete day 60 of P90X.

Can't wait to see what week four brings as Pat and I start phase three of P90X. Stay tuned for part 4 on April 24th.

Friday, April 10, 2009

SHAKEOLOGY - The Healthiest Meal of the Day

Beachbody's most recent development and release is Shakeology. Shakeology is a combination of 70 healthy ingredients that help your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need. Some of the benefits include weight loss, more energy, improved digestion and lower cholesterol. Then the best part of the product is that it tastes amazing. There are currentlytwo flavors, chocolate and greenberry. I love the chocolate it really tastes like you are having something so bad for you. Plus as a busy working mom is it's great quick and healthy option for breakfast which I always find hard to make time for.

The cost for Shakeology is $119.95, but if you are a coach the cost is only $89.95. One more great reason to become a coach. Please send me a note if you have any questions on this.

By replacing just one meal per day can help aid in weight loss. See my weekly posts on my weight loss progress with Shakeology. Down 7.2 lbs after just six weeks!

For more information on the benefits and nutritional breakdown go to

This product has helped me in so many ways already and I've only been using it for a couple of weeks. There are some great recipe ideas at My personal favorite is Chocolate Shakeology w/ 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter, 1/2 banana, and instant coffee. Taste just as good as a shake from an expensive coffee shop (hint, hint) and so much better for you! Please let us know if you have any questions and we would love to hear your opinion of the product.

You can purchase Shakeology thru my website at
or thru Pat's website at by selecting Shop for Products.

Shakeology Week 2

I'm getting more excited about Shakeology with everyday. I'm seeing more positive effects that I didn't even expect. My energy level has been great. I'm still not jumping out of bed in the morning, but I feel that I have more energy in my workouts and throughout the day. I've been straight out lately with work,workouts, plus I've been helping to repaint my grandparents house at night and on weekends. Not only have I noticed the difference in my energy; I've also been sleeping a lot better. I'm usually one to wake up a couple of times a night, Pat can testify to that because I usually end up waking him up as well, but now I don't get up until my alarm goes off in the morning. Then this morning, I was actually up at 5:40 am when Pat left for work. I'm really enjoying all the extra energy. I've also started to notice a difference in my skin. I didn't think it was from Shakeology, but I've been reading that some other people are having some of the same improvements.

As for the weight, this week is a bad week for me to judge. Ladies you know what I mean. It was my happy surprise, the scale even continued to move south this week. This week I have lost a total of 1.8 lbs making my total for the two weeks 4.2lbs. Can't wait to see what week three brings. Stay turn for part 3 on April 17th.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Greek Chicken w/ Yogurt Dill Sauce

This is one of Pat's favorites. Its quick and for a sandwich has
a really low carb value. We usually eat it with baked pita chips or carrots.

1/2 cup greek style yogurt
1 small cucumber
1 tbsp dill
1 lb chicken breast
1 tbsp Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tomatoes
1 cup lettuce
sliced onion
4 Joseph's Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Flour Pita Bread

Combine peel and grate small cucumber and combine with greek yogurt and dill. Refrigerate until ready to make sandwich. Chop chicken into small cubes and season with Cavender's seasoning. Heat olive oil in pan and add seasoned chicken and saute until cooked. Spread 1/4 of yogurt mixture to half of pita and 1/4 of chicken, tomato, lettuce and onion. Makes 4 servings.

Calories 245; Fat 8.5 g; Carb 11g; Fiber 4.5g; Protein 35g.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Shakeology - Week 1

Well today is officially day 8 of Shakeology and I thought I would post a weekly review of the product. I received my Shakeology package on March 25th and couldn't wait to start. I ordered the chocolate because I'm a total chocoholic. I work during the day Monday through Friday so breakfast makes the most sense to use as my Shakeology meal. Day 1 Friday morning I mixed the chocolate Shakeology with a cup of skim milk, and 1/2 a cup of frozen strawberries. Not quite the same as chocolate covered strawberries, but very tasty. I had read that many people are having "gas" issues a few hours after drinking but I don't think they are any worse than with protein powder. I noticed even on the first day that my appetite was smaller, always a good thing.

Before starting Shakeology I was having trouble getting the scale to move and was starting to get very frustrated. I have been tracking my weight daily and these are the results I've seen over the past week.

I know what your thinking, you not suppose to get on the scale everyday. I do think that advice works for some people, but it doesn't work for me. If I stop getting on the scale everyday that is when I start to get in trouble with my diet.

So as of week one I am loving Shakeology. I found my favorite mix is 1 cup skim milk, 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter, 1/2 banana and ice. It kind of feel like I'm having desert for breakfast. After the first week I think I have more energy. Not sure if it is just in my mind or if I actually do. It's not like I'm jumping out of bed in the morning but once I'm up I have more energy throughout the day and I'm not ready for bed as soon as I eat dinner. I can't wait to see the changes and how I feel with the second week of Shakeology. Stay tune for the week two results on April 10th.