BEACHBODY Cyber Monday Deals with an EXTRA BONUS

 

 

TODAY ONLY UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST!!! You will get a FREE 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse to help you JUMP START YOUR WEIGHT LOSS AND FITNESS JOURNEY! CYBER MONDAY DEALS!!!!

 

Give the gift of health and fitness to yourself or someone you love this holiday season!!
-Free 3 Day Cleanse to Jump Start your journey ($50 value)!!!
-Shakeology helps lower blood pressure, bad cholesterol, reduces cravings, and helps you lose weight! BONUS!!! Who doesn’t need that RIGHT NOW!!!
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Shakeology and How it can Benefit you this Holiday Season!

5 Ways to Fight Fattening Holiday Habits

Ah, the holidays. Or as we those of us who are too fond of cookies and traditional big meals say, AHHHHHH! The holidays!

No one decides to gain 5-15 pounds between November and January. But when family recipes, busy schedules and friendly get-togethers put fat-filled temptations in your face at every turn, who can resist?

You can, with the help of Shakeology! It’s your super power, giving you the strength to pass up that extra cookie or sugar-filled cocktail. And that’s not the only way Shakeology makes your holidays happier. Here are five ways Shakeology helps you stay on track during the most wonderful time of the year:

Shakeology helps curb cravings so you won’t overeat.
1) Shakeology helps curb cravings so you won’t overeat.
Want to ease up on the eggnog and back off the brownies? Drink Shakeology before a holiday event. The whey protein isolate in each creamy glass keeps your blood sugar steady and crushes junk food cravings. That buffet table can’t hurt you now—go ahead and stroll past it. You’ll find that resisting temptation will be easier and feels way more awesome than any candied yam tastes.

2) Shakeology boosts your energy just when you need it.
There are never enough hours in the day, but somehow time seems even scarcer in November and December. If you’re like us, you’ve got to run around from sunup to bedtime to get everything done. Thankfully, the vitamins, minerals and protein in Shakeology give you the stamina to keep going. Digestive enzymes in every serving speed up the body’s absorption of nutrients, too, so you can feel the benefits faster. And use any extra energy to prepare a healthy meal instead of grabbing the nearest holiday cheese tray.

3) Guard against illness.
There’s something magical in the air—something viral, too: cold and flu germs making the rounds in the shopping malls and holiday parties. Happily, Shakeology provides a powerful cocktail of natural ingredients to help support immune system function: super-greens, super-fruits, adaptogen herbs, pre- and probiotics and digestive enzymes. I’m not saying Shakeology will make you completely impervious to the flu bug, but it could support your immune system when you share hugs with sniffly loved ones. Come to think of it, maybe THEY could use some Shakeology.

4) Take the stress out of the season.
Let’s face it: the most wonderful time of the year comes with expectations that can cause anxiety. Shakeology’s got your antidote, with protein and amino acids to promote alertness and adaptogen herbs that can reduce feelings of stress and fatigue. So relax with a glass of Shakeology. It’s a healthier way to handle stress than over-indulging in holiday spirits and/or pecan pie.

Take the stress out of the season.
5) Replace a fattening holiday tradition with a healthy one. 

Instead of piling on the calories with Christmas pudding, try Chocolate Mocha Mousse with Shakeology:

1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 Tbsp. instant coffee
1?4 cup blueberries
2 egg whites
1?2 cup water

Preparation:
Mix water, blueberries, 1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology, and instant coffee in a blender. Beat egg whites (with a whisk or electric beater) until stiff. Fold chocolate mixture slowly into egg whites, keeping as light and airy as possible. Pour into small bowl, garnish with more blueberries, and eat with a spoon. (Serves 1)

Treat yourself right with this lean alternative to traditional eggnog, Berry Yule Log:

1?4 tsp. cinnamon
3 drops of almond extract
1?2 cup pitted black cherries
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology

Preparation:
Mix together in blender until smooth, serve chilled.

For a whole month of delicious Shakeology Holiday-themed recipes, click below:
Chocolate Holiday Recipes
Greenberry Holiday Recipes

 

 

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BEACHBODY BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY DEALS!!!!

 

 

 

Well here are the deals Beachbody has to offer!!! YOU CANNOT BEAT THESE DEALS!!!! ALL WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

P90X® Extreme Training System + Shakeology Sample – $99 (27% off!)
Power 90® In-Home Boot Camp – $44.90 (25% off!)
Hip Hop Abs® – $24.95 (58% off!)

Turbofire– $53.00 (56% off)

Body Gospel – $24.95 (62% off!)
10-Minute Trainer® – $59.90 (25% off!)
Squishy Ball – $3.95 (69% off!)
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Beachbody Coaching: What is it and How do you GET STARTED?

 

Team Dynasty is NOT just any team…We’re a FAMILY, We work TOGETHER, We train together and we grow from each others strengths! I’m not a fitness expert or professional trainer but these programs & products have helped me CHANGED MY LIFE!! And I am PASSIONATE about sharing them with others! HOW COULD I NOT?!?! I help people…I CHANGE LIVES…like mine…like YOURS…We are TEAM DYNASTY…TOGETHER we are BETTER! Together we are UNSTOPPABLE!! Join our team…Join our FAMILY!

WHY BECOME A BEACHBODY COACH WITH THE BOMBSHELL DYNASTY?

I hate to boast but I think we are the BEST..LOL. All kidding aside, I truly think of our team as FAMILY! We are among the fastest growing teams in Beachbody. Our team is CONSTANTLY in the Top 10 of every TEAM contest Beachbody does. The best part about this is we have developed an easily duplicable system that can get you similar results. Coaches who have followed our system went from making nothing from being a Beachbody Coach to replacing their full-time income in a little over a year.  I am here as living proof of that!

Are you beginning to wonder what all of this Beachbody Coach buzz is all about?  Well, if so then this is the place to be.  Below I am going to outline what a beachbody coach is and why you might be the right fit to become part of the Bombshell Dynasty’s team!  Check out this short video about coaching!

The Bombshell Dynasty is a group of motivated individuals who provide support, motivation and encouragment to people on a daily basis to help them achieve the health and fitness goals.  We provide free coaching advice and support to people who are enrolled in teambeachbody’s free account.  I send out weekly motivational quotes and exercises for my participants to complete.  I provide feedback on struggles and workout options.  I also help individuals fuel their body with foods that will keep them energized, strong and able to complete their daily activities.  I educate people on Beachbody products and how they can work for your body.

WHAT A BEACHBODY COACH ISN’T

Being a Beachbody Coach ISN’T a Get Rich Quick Scheme. It is hard work and you get out the effort you put in. So if you aren’t willing to put in the time and effort you aren’t going to succeed. All my coaches can tell you I live by the MOTTO “Be Here in A YEAR”, that means give this business 100% for a year and you will be AMAZED! Are you ready to change your life and the lives of countless others? What are you waiting for?

I AM A PRODUCT OF THE PRODUCT!
I have done P90X, INSANITY,  Brazil Butt Lift, P90X2, Chalean Extreme and Turbofire and I currently drink Shakeology every day and follow the clean eating lifestyle. I do not SELL anything except for a healthy lifestyle that is based upon the principles of eating whole natural foods and regular exercise!  Of course I do promote Beachbody Fitness programs and supplements because they work!  I have tried them and if you follow X,Y,Z then you will get the results that you are looking for!  I not only have transformed my own life physically but I now have a more positive outlook on life and I LOVE being surrounding by people who want more out of life!
When I started doing the P90X workouts I was being coached by a friend and did the workouts daily with my mom for extra support.  I had no idea what Beachbody was all about, but the support and motivation our team provided was phenomenal.  I began reading her transformation story and immediately became motivated by the success that she was having along with our team.  As a mother  I was afraid that my body was never going to look good again.  Her encouragement and support helped me to achieve my fitness goals.  That is why I became a coach!  I want to help others do the same thing.  I feel like I have so much knowledge and expertise about eating healthy and working out that I might as well share it with others instead of keeping it to myself!  I love my job and I can’t wait to get up and get started everyday!
INDEPENDENT BEACHBODY COACH INFORMATION, COST?
  • A one time fee of $40 to become a beachbody coach.  This is not a yearly or reoccurring fee.
  • A monthly website fee of $15. Beachbody gives you two canned websites where you can do some minor personalization. One site is a Beachbody coach site the other site is a specialized Shakeology site (only available for sale through the Team Beachbody Coach network). I have decided to create my own website and blog to share my experiences but it is not required.
To remain an active coach you need to have a Personal Volume (PV) of 50 points per month. Purchasing a month’s supply of Shakeology (at a 25% discount) is 90PV for example and you’re done. I agree with Team Beachbody’s methodology that you need to use their product in order to be able to explain the benefits of the research they’ve done. Plus, their supplements actually taste a whole lot better than the other stuff I was using. Recovery drink… think orange creamsicle!
  • Benefits:
    • You receive a 25% commission on anything somebody buys from Beachbody using one of your links. Somebody purchases a copy of P90X, you get a check for $29.96.
    • You can, if you choose to, have a downline of coaches. Everything rolls up and there are a ton of bonuses you can earn. I have not received any pressure to push people to be coaches. In fact, I have only had one email conversation with my upline coach and all she did was congratulate me on my decision.
    • You receive a 25% discount on all Beachbody products including merchandise. If you’re using supplements today like I am, just the discount savings alone on let’s say P90x Protein Bars and P90X recovery drink covers the $15 monthly website fee.
    • You get paid on a weekly basis,
    • No inventory to carry, Beachbody takes care of everything.
    • Access to an entire team of experts on health and fitness.
    • Access to marketing materials and guidance on how to build your business.
    Intangibles:
    • I have found a new passion for health and fitness and have never felt better. I’m not trying to sell you that miracle pill, extreme diet, or a whole lot of vitamins you probably don’t need, this is for real.  Nothing in this program is easy, you have to work for it!
    • I have increased confidence in all aspects of my life. I finished 90 days+ of one of the most physically challenging activities I’ve ever encountered.  I lost a weight, built some muscle along the way and I feel fantastic.
    • I can give non-expert nutritional advice based upon my experience. I don’t have a degree in nutrition, but I know what worked for me and am helping others figure out what works for them.
    • I can help YOU get in the best shape of your life!
More Beachbody Videos on coaching:

HOW DO YOU SUCCEED?
It’s a breakthrough income opportunity that lets you turn weight loss into profit. In order to make money, all you have to do is let people know about getting fit and losing weight with Beachbody’s best-selling line of products. You succeed by helping others succeed!

WHO IS THE COMPANY BEHIND THE COACH BUISNESS OPPORTUNITY?

Beachbody is a successful 10-year-old, $250+ million corporation based in Southern California. We create and sell the nation’s most popular in-home fitness and weight-loss products—high-quality, well-manufactured DVD workout programs, gear, and nutritional supplements that have been proven to work. When you become a Beachbody Coach, you’re teaming up with a solid, stable company and a best-selling brand.
HOW DO I EARN MONEY?
You get paid weekly commissions when people buy Beachbody products and Team Beachbody Club memberships through your personal website. You can also earn cash bonuses based on your team’s sales.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO BEGIN?
It only costs $39.99 to start a Beachbody business. That includes your first month’s Business Services Fees and your Coach Business Kit, which comes with everything you need to begin earning income.  Or you can choose to purchase a challenge pack in which you get a fitness program of your choice, 30 day supply of Shakeology, free shipping and  a 30 day trial of the club membership and the coach fee is waived!  Now this is a great deal!!

DO I NEED TO BE A FITNESS EXPERT?

No, you don’t need to be a fitness or weight-loss expert to become a Beachbody Coach. You just need to be ready to commit to changing your life and inspiring others to do the same.  It is important to be a product of the product!

WHAT KINDS OF HELP AND SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE?
Once you become a Beachbody Coach, you’ll be part of a whole network of successful Coaches who are there for you to learn from and share with. You’ll also get full access to your online office, which has everything you need to market and manage your business with ease—including your own sales website and email account, a full set of sales and marketing tools, and extensive training guides and videos. In addition, our Coach Relations team is available to answer your questions via email or over the phone. And you’ll have a Coach of your own for extra motivation and guidance.
You will also become a member of the Bombshell Dynasty.  We are a group of supportive individuals who meet once a week on Monday night’s for a team call.  Here you will receive support and business tips from our upline Diamond coach, Lindsay Matway.  You will be accepted into the Facebook support groups and linked up with a success partner to get your business started and answer questions.
WILL I HAVE TO PURCHASE PRODUCTS FOR RESALE?
Unlike marketing programs that require you to buy a lot of products in order to participate, the Coach Opportunity has no inventory requirements. If you do want to purchase products for your own use or resale, you’ll get them at a significant discount.
HOW DOES BEACHBODY PROMOTE ITS PRODUCTS?
We spend millions of dollars every week advertising our home fitness programs on the major TV stations and cable networks. (You’ve probably seen our famous infomercials for programs such as P90X, Turbo Jam, and Hip Hop Abs, as well as our magazine and Internet ads.) Millions of people already know about Beachbody, and every time we run an infomercial, we get thousands of new customers. We want those customers to shop through your store, so you get the commission on those sales!
HOW MUCH OF A DISCOUNT WILL I GET ON MY OWN BEACHBODY PRODUCTS?
As Beachbody Coach, you receive a 25% discount on all Beachbody products available in the Team Beachbody store.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

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Liz B. Daily Beachbody Challenge Daily $500 Winner

 

Meet Liz B! She won the $500 as the Beachbody Challenge Daily Winner!!!

 

“Going through the motions. That’s how I would describe my life. I wasn’t happy with the way I looked and how my clothes fit. I only wished I had the motivation to do something about it. I wanted to be happy and healthy for my family, but I needed to find a structured program to reach my fitness goals.

One night while I was pedaling away on the elliptical machine, the TurboFire® infomercial came on television. Right off the bat I was intrigued. Dance-like moves. Upbeat music. The energy pouring out of the screen was incredible. Soon, I was doing the workouts every day, and actually missing it if I skipped even one day!

Now I’m in the best shape of my life and never looking back. I’ve lost 15 pounds and 10 inches over my entire body. When I started this program I was a size 8/10 and am now a size 4/6! I actually have abs now, and sculpted arms, too. But the best gift TurboFire has given me is confidence. I’ve achieved more this year than I have in my whole life. TurboFire not only transformed me physically, but mentally I am 110% stronger.”

You can change your life, too. Take The Beachbody Challenge™, for the ultimate motivation to get fit! Select any Beachbody® program and once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes.

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$1,000 Beachbody Winner: Stephanie M. for Transforming her BODY!

My Stats
BEFORE AFTER
Weight 227 140
Dress/Pants Size 18 4
Waist 36 28
Hips 45 36
Chest 42 32
Right Arm 16 11
Left Arm 16 11.5
Right Thigh 19 18
Left Thigh 19 18
Body Fat % 36 20
Blood Pressure 121/83 117/75
as-of 08/02/2011
Stephanie M.
Lost 87 lbs. and 9″ off her hips.
Thanks to ChaLEAN Extreme . . . my muscles are toned and sculpted in a way I never thought possible.

What Stephanie M. won:
$1,000
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?I started struggling with my weight in my 20’s, and after two pregnancies it spiraled out of control. I was ashamed of how I looked, but too tired to do anything about it. I went back to work full time after the birth of my second son in 2008, and was the heaviest I’ve ever been – at 227 lbs on a 5’7 frame. My youngest son did not sleep well through the night, so I was functioning on only 2-3 hours of sleep while working 45 hours a week. I was exhausted, emotionally and physically. I was depressed and too tired to care, but deep down I did care. A lot. I turned to food to help me cope, and before I knew it I was binging on cookies and cake to help numb the pain.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?I was sitting on my kitchen floor at 2am eating a cupcake, as I had just gotten the baby to sleep again. That was my reward to myself. I ate it in 2 bites, and as I stared at the empty wrapper, I started to cry. What was I doing to myself? My kids deserved a healthy mom. Why would I want to deprive them of that? I couldn’t even chase after my oldest son in the back yard. I knew then that I needed to change, for them and for me.
Why did you choose the particular program?Muscle burns fat! When I heard that phrase from the program, I was intrigued. I was always scared to lift weights, because I didn’t want to bulk up. I liked Chalene’s philosophy, and with sucess from Turbo Jam and Turbo Fire, I knew I couldn’t go wrong.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?The sense of empowerment that I feel every time I lift those weights. I love how Chalene takes the time to teach you the proper form. Form is key and makes all the difference!
Tell us about the greatest challenge you faced. How did you overcome that challenge?I was losing weight and feeling great, then this past February my family received news that would forever change our lives. My 2 year old nephew was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer. I felt that same pain coming back, and the numbness was trying to set in. I didn’t want to exercise or eat right. I kept thinking “why should I? What does it matter?” We went to see him the night he was diagnosed. He was sitting up in bed with the brightest smile, pushing his truck. My heart was breaking and tears were streaming down my face, but he was able to smile and be happy.Given a survival rate of 25%, St. Jude’s accepted him with open arms. He is in his 7 month of treatment there, and after the successful removal of the tumor, all of his scans have come back clear! My nephew is facing a challenge that no one should ever have to face. He helped me gain my perspective & find my inner strength again.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody® program. What achievements are you proud of?At 31 years old, I am in the best shape of my life. Thanks to Chalean Extreme, I have lost inches all over! My muscles are toned and sculpted in a way I never thought possible. I am lifting weights that I never thought possible! This program has changed me both physically and mentally. The sense of empowerment I feel when I lift weights is almost undescribable. Chalean Extreme not only changed my body, it changed my life!

DO YOU WANT THIS OR NEED THIS FOR YOUR BODY AND LIFE?!?!? MESSAGE ME NOW, SO WE CAN GET YOU STARTED =)

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Halloween Beachbody Special: Get $$$

Boo-tiful Beachbody Offers

I am really beyond excited to share with you a very SPECIAL and EXCLUSIVE Team Beachbody offer that is good until October 31st at Midnight!!!  I AM EXTENDING THIS OFFER UNTIL NOV. 3rd AT MIDNIGHT! (Due to our trick-r-treat reschedule)
I know that this time of year is especially hard to commit to spending money on yourself.  Especially with Christmas around the corner.  Money is always tight but this is also the time when most people feel the stress of their pants tightening and their energy plummeting due to the change in weather.  The worst thing that you can do for yourself is throw your hands up in the air and give in to the temptations all around you.  So to make the decision a little easier on your wallet I chose to run this special offer.
Anyone who purchases a challenge pack as my customer and upgrades to a coach membership will earn a $25 Beachbody gift card that you can then use on your Shakeology or other beachbody products and programs.

So what is a challenge pack?
 
For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a challenge pack is, let me explain!  A challenge pack is a a fitness program of your choice such as P90X,Insanity, Turbofire, ect… and Shakeology (the healthiest meal of the day) combined with a free 30 day trial of the club membership, plus free shipping, me as your beachbody coach and a discounted price!  It is the total package. When you purchase a challenge pack Beachbody also waives the $40 coach sign up, to allow you to become a coach for free!!!

So if you are in need of a complete overhaul with your health and fitness then this is the way to go.  As with other weight loss or nutrition programs out there you usually get half of the equation.  So you get the fitness with a gym membership, but lack the nutrition or with weight watchers you get some form of nutrition but no fitness component.

With Beachbody you get the expertise of the trainers who have developed the fitness programs, the nutrition guide and the online tools to help you plan out your meals and snacks plus the accountability of the small group and me as your coach!!  I will check in with you daily to help you create and reach your own personal goals.

Why Should I upgrade to a coach?  What is the benefit?  Even if you are someone who has zero interest in actively coaching other people as I do this is still a great deal.  As a Beachbody Coach you get 25% off of everything you purchase.  That means, Shakeology, each and every fitness program plus all of the nutritionals and supplements likeEnergy and Endurance, Results and Recovery, ect…  So if you are someone who drinks Shakeology every day or even twice a day it makes sense to purchase it at $90 a bag instead of $120 a bag.  If you drink shakeology for 6 months you end up saving roughly around $176.00. That is crazy!!!  That is even with the $15.95 per month business service fee!  Your shakeology is still cheaper!!!
So, what are you waiting for?!  Do you want to change your life?  Do you want to get in the best shape of your life and have a community of support to help you get there?  Then don’t delay, sign up with a challenge pack by going to my site  clicking the coach tab and be a coach.  Then, it will have you fill out all the identifying information, choose your challenge pack and voila you can immediately be on your way to a new you!!!
Now, let’s say that you are someone who wants to make being a Beachbody coach a supplemental or full time income.  Then, signing up with the challenge pack is the way to be proof that the products work yourself and gives you a great way to share with others the real benefits of the products and programs!!  As your coach, you will never be alone!  I will be there to mentor and support you every step of the way!!!  Within 24 hours I will set up an initial call to get you started and add you to the 30 day exclusive new coach camp to give you my personal one on one mentoring until you feel confident on your own!!!Don’t wait, there are a limited quantity of gift cards!  First come first to receive the deal!!!!If you are unsure of what challenge pack would best suit your needs.  Please email me and together I can help you find a program that is going to help you get the results that you are hoping to achieve!!!!
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Dedication to a NEW YOU: Jessamyn Patterson

“I’ve been on so many diets, I’ve forgotten what eating without a calculator and judge and jury in my head feels like. Whether for comfort or out of boredom, I reach for food rather than a brisk walk or a hot bath. When I am not over eating, I am ruthlessly depriving myself of food. I’ve never looked at food as nourishment or fuel. Instead, I look at it as a savior or a taboo. Maybe I am feeling some other hunger.” This is was me. The person and mentality living inside me. This is the person I dug deep and ran fast to say goodbye to and the person I seek out in others to help. “
Jessamyn has been on her journey for over a year and is not only in this to help herself get fit and healthy, she is a coach- helping end the trend!
Do you want to help end the trend of obesity or do you need help??? message me @ nminton24@gmail.com or POST BELOW! Let’s Start your journey TODAY!
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BEACHBODY PRODUCT OF THE PRODUCT: Lindsay Stay

Lindsay is a very loving, caring, and passionate human being that I was blessed to meet and become very close friends with! She is a wonderful friend, coach, wife, and Mother to a handsome little guy =) She has been on her Beachbody journey for 9 months now (a coach for 18 months- 9 months of learning and sharing), Lindsay has done P90X, ChaLEAN EXtreme, and The Ultimate Reset!  smile

“While pregnant I feared not being able to lose the weight because of past attempts. Beachbody took the guess work out because I followed the calendar, ate clean and drank ShakeO. The weight started coming off and my body started changing like I had never seen. I am in the best shape of my life and I am very thankful for the programs, products and Beachbody community. I drink Shakeology every day. I lost 30lbs of fat and probably gained 10lbs in muscle. I have lost 3 pants sizes and 14 inches, and I am now in my 3rd week of BBL.”

If you have any questions about any of these programs or about her story, Message me NOW!

THIS IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

 

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242lb Weight Loss with Beachbody’s Power90 and P90X

Not long ago, Richard was over 400 pounds and at the depths of despair. But with the help of his Coach Jeff Wald, he lost a mind-boggling 240 pounds—and won $100,000 in our first-ever Beachbody Challenge contest. Now he’s paying it forward, big time.

Person by person, town by town, Richard’s on a mission to lead the charge and rescue Tennessee from obesity.

My Stats
BEFORE AFTER
Height
Weight 426 226
Dress/Pants Size 56 34
Waist 56 39
Hips 60 42
Chest 70 43
Right Arm 21 16.5
Left Arm 21 16
Right Thigh 32 25
Left Thigh 32 25
Body Fat % 51 25
Cholesterol 38/80 HDL/LDL
Blood Pressure 144/110 119/67
as-of 09/30/2011
Richard N.
Lost 200 lbs. and 22 pant sizes!

“Losing 200 lbs in 13 months is not an easy task, but I did it and it has to be one of the most amazing feelings I have ever felt before! . . . Shakeology is my secret weapon!”

What Richard N. won:
$100,000 + a trip to Las Vegas!
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?From as far back as I can remember, I have been obese. I always saw it as something that just was part of me, but I always hated it. I was lazy – I didn’t really know how or want to put forth any effort to change that. As a kid, my mother would find wrappers from whole packages of lunchmeat or hot dogs under my bed that I had hidden after late night eating. In my early 20’s, my schedule as a Restaurant Manager never allowed me to eat during the day, so when I came home at night I would combine all three meals in to one. If I couldn’t sleep or was bored late at night, I would eat. I always hated myself for my weight, but found myself compensating by always being the first to make a joke about my weight in fear that someone else might. I became comfortable always being the “fat guy” in the family… or anywhere for that matter.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?The first realization that I needed to do something was when I was put on blood pressure medicine at age 25. The doctor also told me that I needed to lose 30lbs in 30 days. I thought that was impossible to do. And after the 30 days, I had not lost anything. I was wearing 56” pants, 5X shirts & had to go to the scrap yard to weigh myself b/c I was over 400lbs. I couldn’t even reach to clip my own toe nails – my wife had to do that for me. I also didn’t think that my wife & I would be able to have kids b/c of my size. My coach is also my insurance agent so when I’d come by his office, he’d encourage me to make a change. He’d been doing Beachbody programs for 3 years. We became friends and he took me to Columbus, OH to a Beachbody meeting & I met Tommy Mygrant and Craig Holiday. They both encouraged me that I could do this and get the results I wanted. I had never really had that support before. I was excited to see if I could do this!
Why did you choose the particular program?I started with Power90 because by now, I had heard & met so many success stories. I remember that first day sitting on my couch looking at the disc, thinking, “I am going to do this today”. So I did and BARELY made it through. But I felt accomplished and called Jeff who said, “Great! Now continue to do it every day for the next thirty days.” So after 30 days I’d lost 45lbs. By the end of 90 days I’d lost over 70lbs. I gradually progressed to P90X which was a whole other world. While I couldn’t do everything or finish the workouts & HAD to modify alot, I thrived on the challenges in P90X – and still do!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?I loved that in every P90X workout, there were modifications that I could do. Tony’s personality also made the workouts much more enjoyable. I could see results right away, and after finishing 90 days, it was clear that this was a program that actually worked! And it wasn’t just about the workouts; there were so many tools like the fitness guide & meal plans that helped me along the way. I loved Tony’s phrase, “do your best and forget the rest”, and that is now my motto for everything I do.
Tell us about the greatest challenge you faced. How did you overcome that challenge?I would say the greatest challenge was just sticking with the program and not giving up. There were so many days that I just thought, “can I really do this?”. My wife was very supportive, but most of my own family wasn’t, and that added more stress on top of an already challenging situation. Scheduling was a big challenge b/c not only was I working full time 3rd shift, I was also having to take care of my dying mother-in-law. Twelve hour days at the cancer center for treatments took a lot out of me. I overcame it all by sticking with my original decision that I HAD to make a change – period.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody® program. What achievements are you proud of?I HIT THE 200LB WEIGHT LOSS MARK THIS MONTH!!! I am healthy for the first time in my life! Losing 200 lbs in 13 months is not an easy task, but I did it and it has to be one of the most amazing feelings I have ever felt before! I’m off all meds now! I now have definition in my arms that I have never had before. I can do push-ups, pull-ups, and everything I never thought I could before! I’m now doing P90X & INSANITY hybrids. I easily completed the Warrior Dash this month as well – a 5k with 12 obstacles solely from doing Beachbody programs. I now have lots of folks asking ME for fitness advice – imagine that! I’ve constantly got friends from high school who are amazed at my results. Remember when I said that my wife & I could not have a baby due to my weight? Well, I am proud to say that due to my weight loss, my wife is now 2 ½ months pregnant! What an achievement from using my Beachbody program!

 

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Fortify your Diet: Multivitamin vs. Shakeology

Fortify your diet with a Multivitamin: When you exercise hard and reduce you diet, your body can easily suffer from vitamin deficiencies.  Most Nutritionists believe that multivitamins are absolutely essential, especially for us active folk! The combination of daily stress, processed foods, and nutrient depleted soils may leave your daily diet with deficiencies, which can threaten healthy muscle growth, energy production, protein metabolism, and fat burning. The key is quality and freshness- you get what you pay for!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So when you look at these two BASIC Multivitamin, they both offer the same vitamins at different dosages! (they are comparable with price as well!)

I am now going to show you the ingredient list for Shakeology and I would like for you to compare the two, Shakeology and the Multivitamin! Compare the Vitmains, Dosage, plus the additional superfoods, minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, and much more Shakeology has to offer!

 

Now would you rather take 2 tablets or drink a shake (almost like a milkshake)??? With the benefits like this I would MUCH rather the shake!!! On top of the amazing daily vitamin and nutrient values, you can lower your cholesterol, increase energy, and maintain a healthy weight! How can you resist that? NOW is the time to take action and Fortify your body!!!!

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A BEACHBODY TRANSFORMATION: P90X KENNA LOST 80LBS

A Beachbody Transformation

KENNA SHELL

Kenna Shell has a Beachbody Transformation that can inspire even the laziest of people to get off the couch and start their own journey.  She went through her transformation using P90X and easily fell in love with the program and the results.  She lost over 80 lbs and you will be able to see below in her testimonial how going through a Beachbody transformation and staying committed changed her life.   She shares with us how after having her son she knew she had to make a change in her life.  She understood that it would take the proper mindset to stay disciplined and achieve her goals.  We have seen this over and over again.  You CAN change your life when you make the decision and you commit 100% with a full belief in yourself and your capabilities.  After reading her story, ask yourself, “Is it my time to start a Beachbody Transformation?”

 A Beachbody Transformation
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 A Beachbody Transformation
My Stats
Before AFTER
Height 5’7
Weight 210 129
Dress/Pants Size 16 5
Waist 27
Hips 42 33
Chest 40 35
Right Arm 13 10
Left Arm 13 10
Right Thigh 30 21
Left Thigh 30 21
Body Fat % 40 18
as-of 07/25/2012
Kenna S.
LOST 81 LBS and went from a size 16 to a 5!
“I built so much lean muscle mass that I NEVER had before. I have never had biceps, abs or been able to do more than 2 push ups in a row. I have all of that now.”
What Kenna S. won:
$1,000
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?* I had always been active. But when I got pregnant everything stopped. For some reason I was scared I’d hurt the baby if I worked out to much. So I just didn’t workout. I’d go for short walks but thats about it. I ended up gaining 80 lbs. during my pregnancy and was the biggest I had ever been in my life. I was depressed and hated how I looked. I couldn’t really do anything without getting out of breath. I would walk and my knees would hurt and I would sweat so much just doing little things. I ate whatever I wanted and at all times of the night and day. I guess I kinda felt like the weight was ok since I was pregnant. But once I had my son I quickly realized that I had a huge mess on my hands with all of this weight.
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * I had my son a few months before and we had some friends coming over for a get together at our house. I thought I’d try this new workout video I got…. It was a WALKING video. And so I started it and it was one of the hardest things, just to do a walking video. I couldn’t even complete it. I was sweating so bad and felt like total crap. I was so mad that I let myself get this way and mad that I didn’t take care of myself when I was pregnant. So I started crying to my husband and said I’ve got to change and get this weight off. I can’t wear any of my clothes and what I did wear I didn’t think looked good. I knew I had to do something, so I decided to start the P90X. Even if I couldn’t finish it I would try.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * After having my son in May of 2009 I decided this is enough and I had to figure out a way to get this weight off. I saw the infomercial for P90X and knew that was the only program that was honestly gonna give me my body back. I knew there was no short cut for weight loss and I just had to put in the hard work. What got me to purchase the program was a woman on there in a Pink Bikini saying that she was a Mom and able to workout at home. It’s crazy because I can still remember her before and after pictures in my mind. She made a huge impression on me. I remember wanting to be like her because she looked so happy. And I felt like total crap about myself. I had never been this much over weight and I was depressed about it. I purchased P90X. And I made a choice to change. So I got the P90X videos in the mail and I was so excited to start it. Beachbody taught me to Eat Right and modify workouts until I can master them. Beachbody has truly changed my life.
Why did you choose this particular program? * I chose P90X because it seemed like people had the best results and I wanted to get the BEST RESULTS. I remember seeing a woman in a Pink bikini on the infomercial saying she was a mom and how she was able to transform her body all while working out at home and still taking care of her kids. It’s funny because I can still see that woman and what she was wearing in her before and after pictures in my mind. She made a huge impact on me buying the videos.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * I loved that it was something different everyday. Not the same workout that you do day in day out. It was different and I liked that. I liked using the weights since I had not done anything in almost a year and gained 80 lbs. I knew I needed to build muscle. I liked the push ups. I had NEVER done more than 2 push ups back to back in my life. I liked that it came with resistance bands and nutrition guide. Since I had been eating so much fast food and processed foods it’s almost like I had forgotten to cook healthy meals. Honestly when I ate bad it’s like my mind was gone and I didn’t know what to do to get back on track. So the nutrition really helped me. I remember cooking the Lemon Chicken and thinking WOW this isn’t bad at all. I CAN DO THIS. icon smile A Beachbody Transformation
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * I used P90X and ChaLean Extreme during the course of my weight loss. I built so much lean muscle mass that I NEVER had before. I have never had biceps, abs or been able to do more than 2 push ups in a row. I have all of that now. Plus I have a metabolism that burns like crazy from eating every 2.5-3 hours and going by the nutrition guide sent with the programs. I’m just proud that I stuck with it and got those 80 lbs. off that I had gained during my pregnancy. Honestly I didn’t give myself any other choice but to get those pounds off. I think anyone will be successful if they have the proper mindset. Our minds are our most powerful tool.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * I am now a Team Beachbody Coach. I started a Facebook Fan Page called Goodbye Fat Hello Muscle and it now has over 20,000 followers. I am helping Women and Men all over the World. And Its all because I decided to workout with P90X. I know that without Beachbody NONE of this would be possible.
We are proud of you Kenna for all of your accomplishments.  Keep inspiring people to change their lives.  You have an amazing Beachbody transformation and you should be proud to share it with people!
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How to get going when you are just starting out…

QUICK START aka “Ready, Fire… Aim!”

  1. Ease into your new Exercise Routine to get familiar with the moves 
  2. To Start your workout program you need:
    1. Lab Top or DVD Player, electricity (ha obvious right!?!)
    2. Resistance (dumbbells or Bands)
    3. Enjoy space to jump around (push up/ jumping jacks are how I measure- if you can do these you have enough room!)
    4. Water and Towel
    5. Supplements (E&E, R&R, Shakeology and others if you desire)
  3. Scheduling Workouts: Try to be consistent with the time and place you workout, HABIT IS VERY HELPFUL!
  4. IMPORTANT: Take it easy with a New Program. For at least the first week (maybe even two), you should leave some effort behind until you understand the moves and what your body can handle! You will get too sore to work out everyday if you don’t introduce new program to your body GRADUALLY!
  5. Take “before”/ “GOODBYE” photo: Yes, take these photos and save them for yourself- you never want to look like this again right?- This is where you started! Make note of day “1” and track progress
  6. Push “Play”: Do your routine and you’re done for the day! You’re on your way to a body transformation you won’t believe.
  7. Log On… Studies show that you can lose up to three times more weight with online support.

 

 

 

 

That is it! You are ready for your journey =) If you stick to this you will see dramatic results! AND I am here every second of the way!!

 

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OPENED DOORS…. MY STORY

Why I invested into MY FUTURE….

 

I have always been the “big boned” “skinny fat” girl that played athletics all her life but had to work to stay smaller (size 6 was my smallest) until I went to college and did nothing and started taking diet pills and became anorexic and bulimic (very disappointed in myself for getting there but it happened) and I can admit now that it was a horrible way to try to be skinny! So after college I got pregnant at 20 with my daughter and gained 76lbs and weighted in at 200lbs the day I delivered her… I went to the gym and got down to 138 in 7months and then found out I was pregnant with my son… Got back to 200lbs the day I delivered him as well…But the weight would not come off and so one night I saw the informercial for P90X and I ordered it- I said I have tried everything else why not try this, so many people are finding success… So I did it for 4 weeks and quit a year later and 5lbs gone a friend messaged me and said she became a coach and was wondering if I wanted to try shakeology– I pondered for a month or so and said you know what I have P90X and I see people are losing weight with this shake I’m going to try it, I was so depressed with what I saw in the mirror, who I was and I was completely uncomfortable in my own skin I could not believe I let myself go and did not join an accountablity group sooner- I went all in on accountability and joined as a coach to stay motivated… We started a challenge group and I did the full 90 days and lost 20lbs and went from a size 8/10 to a 4 and then followed that by Insanity and lost another pant size! Since than I have completed P90X2, ChaLEAN Extreme, Insanity Asylum, started doing Tai Cheng (because I have a neck injury and was told not to do high intensity but got cleared) so I am starting round 2 of ChaLEAN Extreme and could NOT be happier.. In 4 days I have lost 3.5lbs and feel AMAZING, so much energy and momentum to PUSH HARDER!!!  I have gained 10lbs of muscle in the past year, after Insanity and I am currently 136lbs and muscle and can say I’m pretty confident in who I am today!!!

 

So before I started actually “coaching” I was an Office Manager for my dad and then a Full Time Substitute Teacher, as you may know teachers and office managers do not make a WONDERFUL pay, BUT I was getting by, I paid my bills; student loans (after having to defer them for hardship), gas to get to and from work, groceries so my family could eat, and try to make the minimum payment on my credit cards (racked up debt while in college and not having a job them a baby that needed cared for).. YES my husband is in the picture and has a FT job but he was paying for the mortgage and house bills amongst health insurance, car insurance, house insurance… EVERYTHING ELSE! Well it was a struggle because I was putting my Shakeology and Business Fee of 15.95 on a credit card so that I would stay active, I had my husband become a coach to rank advance (money expenses paid out) and I was putting our financial situation at jeopardy… Finally 8 months after I became a Coach I was seeing a return, people were trusting in me and knowing that my transformation changed my life that I could help them change theirs! now 17 months after signing up I am close to another rank advancement and making DOUBLE what I would have being a teacher in the public schools. I am hoping that April 2016 (5 years as a coach) that my husband will be able to retire and be a stay at home dad- take and pick the kids up from school, take them to practice, coach them, and NEVER miss any milestones!!!! I AM SO PASSIONATE IN THIS JOB IT IS UNREAL!!!! I want to help so many others become FINANCIALLY FREE, if you can relate in any way CONTACT ME!!!

LIVE YOUR LIFE. DREAM BIG. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

5 Things to know BEFORE signing as a BB coach!

So you are looking into this whole “COACHING” thing?

Here are 5 things you need to know before making the BEST decision for YOUR life! Designed by Lindsay Matway; Tweeked to my story =)

#1 – Coaching is NOT a “Get Rich Quick Scheme”
If your number one priority is making bukoo bucks… You might as well save your $39.95 (sign up cost) and keep looking for the right opportunity for you… Because coaching will be a big fat waste of your time… NOT because you cannot end up making BIG MONEY… because you DEFINITELY CAN… but because in THIS business, the only people who make money are the ones who actually care to make a difference and help people change the course of their lives! Your income will ALWAYS be a direct reflection of the number of lives you help change!

#2 – You have to “BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN… YOUR BUSINESS!”
You’ve probably wondered, what the heck do you actually DO as a coach, just SELL stuff? Absolutely not! It’s SO much more than that! As coaches we are BEACONS of light. (okay, slightly dramatic… but it’s TRUE!!!) We use our life, and the way we live it, to inspire and encourage others. What happens when you see a friend that you haven’t seen in a few months… and they have lost 20lbs, are beaming with energy and a whole new outlook on life? Well, I know what I DO… I ask them, “What the heck have you been doing girl!? You look INCREDIBLE!!! I want your secret!” — That’s the best way I can explain the basis of coaching. YOU are that person who, in this story, committed to changing their lives for the better… and thus EVERYONE around you wants to know YOUR SECRET. Mine, well, it’s BEACHBODY! P90X first changed my life after having my daughter London… then came Shakeology that literally was a health GAME CHANGER for me and has helped me to avoid being sick for coming on 3 years!!! and NOW, COACHING… which has taken me from a STRUGGLING momma of 2 with zero business experience… to a 1 Star Diamond Business owner making close to a six figure income this year… in just ONE YEAR mind you! WHY? Because I focused on changing ME first… Then shared my “secrets” with others who followed suit!

#3 – Coaches are Independent Business Owners.

When you become a coach you don’t work for BEACHBODY… You work for YOURSELF! No one gives you deadlines, tells you how much you have to work, when you have to work, WHERE you have to work, nor do they decide your salary… YOU DO! And yea, I KNOW… SOUNDS INCREDIBLE, right? *and it IS*… IF you are willing to learn to manage your time effectively, stay consistent, be self-motivated and most of all, self-disciplined. MOST of us have never worked for ourselves… We have had all of our tasks and responsibilities laid out for us, a BOSS to hold us accountable and scare us from losing our job if we didn’t stay on point, a pre-determined salary or hourly rate GUARANTEED to us (even if it wasn’t great… we at least knew exactly what we would make.) and business hours (good ole 9-5!). The BEST comparison I can give you to describe the difference between working for someone else and working for yourself is the difference between HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGE. Everyone HAS to go to High School… there is set rules, schedules, learning materials, teachers, subjects, tests, etc… But college… College is for the ELITE, the ones who want MORE out of life! The ones who are willing to take responsibility and make something of themselves. No one calls your mom when you skip class… tells you what to wear, which major to pick, nor which class times you will choose. If you drop out… Well, that’s on YOU. Owning your own business is the SAME WAY… So are you ready to Graduate to the BIG LEAGUES?

#4 – Perceived PERFECTION = NO CONNECTION Your success as a coach is directly linked to how CONNECTED others feel to you. So many times when I talk to people who are trying to decide whether or not they are going to become a coach… They mention “not being at their goal body yet” as one of their reasons they doubt they would succeed. TRUTH IS… People don’t connect to PERFECTION… They connect to your STORY. The struggles you overcome on your JOURNEY… and the honesty and openness you are willing to share with them. THOSE are the things that inspire them to change! You want them to think, “Well, if SHE can…. So can I!”… NOT “Well, she is perfect… so, of course she succeeded!” Opening up to who you really are and how you got to the place you are today is when they start to see you as human, just like THEM… with struggles, hold backs and experiences that I could have let hold me down. Question is: Are you willing to let down your guard and share?

#5 BIG DREAMERS make BIG DOERS!

ALL successful coaches have ONE THING in common… They started with BIG DREAMS that fueled their fire to succeed! You have to have a CLEAR vision for YOUR LIFE and know what you are working for! Just like college… You go through the learning process (not making money) all the while KNOWING it will be WORTH IT in the end when you graduate and land the career of your dreams. Only difference here is that college could put you THOUSANDS of dollars in DEBT with no guarantee of a job… when in Beachbody you can actually MAKE MONEY while learning the ins and outs of your trade. IMAGINE if you spent FOUR FOCUSED YEARS, the way people do in college, on BEACHBODY!!! You would likely be earning more than most DOCTORS by the time you “graduated” with no debt to speak of! My point is… You have to know where you want to go… and more importantly WHY! The more defined your WHY… the HIGHER you FLY!

I hope this gave you a better idea of whether or not coaching is right for you and your goals, it is truly not meant for everyone… but when it lands in the lap of the person described above… MAGIC HAPPENS and DREAMS COME TRUE! When and If you are ready to take the next step… I would love to lock arms with you and be your Coaching “professor” of sorts to show you why I love this business so very much and why I think you just may too! When you become a coach on my team… Your dreams become MY dreams… and THIS dreamer is most certainly a DOER! Let’s make it count!

 
If are are ready to take the leap and make the magic happen, team up with me =)  If you are thinking about signing up soon, I have a New Coach Training Camp beginning October 1st! The cool thing about this biz is that you are your own boss, but you’re never alone. I will teach you everything I know, and you will also learn from some the the best coaches in the business!

Why do YOU workout?!?

This question is a simple one, but has many responses and opinions…. When you are working out you: keep your head up, stay aligned in the feet and hips, tuck the ribs, bend the knees, BREATH. But I have been thinking about this question lately because I am currently unable to workout: “Why do you workout?” is a loaded one. Often, people begin workout routines because they want to lose weight, or they feel guilty for eating a high calorie meal, or they have an upcoming event that they want to lose weight for, or they simply have an ongoing goal to look better. But the benefits of exercise run so much deeper than these reasons.

 

Working out gives me energy, puts my in a better mood, and makes my body feel fresh! I feel there is a mental connection to being physically active. Through exercise, I have gotten stronger, more confident in my physical capabilities, more serious about my muscle and skeletal health, and I look toward a future of flexibility and strength in my older age. With going to the Chiropractor this has really made me see how working out with proper form makes your whole body work they way it was designed! If your alignment is off, then you are off. I used to agonize over a missed workout, because I thought that taking a day or two off for some rest meant I was lazy. Now I realize that rest is extremely important and valuable to both our physical and mental states. Your relationship with exercise, just like your relationship with food, is an important place to explore your relationship with yourself. Your muscles grow when they are at rest, so TAKE YOUR REST DAYS SERIOUSLY!

I treat working out in like a sports team practicing, because each week I build on my skills and challenge myself a little more. And even if I take a break or don’t do as many reps as my last workout, I push harder the next time until I master it. And that’s what working out means to me: To challenge my body, my mind, and my confidence. It’s all about how YOU make the workout control you… you can CONQUER ANYTHING you PUT YOUR MIND TO! A Healthy you is a HAPPY you!

 

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Nikki Kuban Minton: Eat Clean Stripped Week 1

So As Many people say they can’t stay on a Diet or Meal Plan if they do not like the food! WELL ME EITHER!!! So with Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Stripped Diet I looked at Week 1 and just took the Meals that I KNOW I will eat and help me stay on track and I incorporated those into my week!!!! My husband and Friend Melanie Mitro are doing it as well so I HAVE EXTRA Accountability!!!!!!

The reason I decided to do this Meal Plan for the next 4 weeks is because I got off track of eating clean and I will be going to Coach Summit in Vegas in 30 days!!!!! So it seems just perfect to get back on track and possibly lose those last 10 POUNDS!!!!

Yes I am repetitive with my foods, but I don’t eat fish and so these seem to be the only lean proteins I can incorporate! I will TRY fish next week!!! I am also in the last Phase of ChaLEAN Extreme– and As I said Vegas is in 30 days- so I am doubling with Brazil Butt Lift and going to Fit Club On Tuesday Nights!!!

 

I will update you WEEKLY on how everything is going and recap the week before!!!- Day 1 was great I have a ton on energy and feel motivated to get things done!!! I am running on 5 hours of sleep and feel great, later today that might be different though!!!- STay Tuned to Week 2 on the Stripped plan along with a RECAP of week 1!!!

 

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Get a SIX PACK with LINA NUNEZ!!!!!!!

Lina Nunez shows us that with dedication to Beachbody she has been able to get back a healthy lifestyle and get a six pack that would make anyone jealous.   We are proud of her for all of her hard work and accomplishments over the past year.  If you want to get a six pack for summer or that special occasion then read her story and check out her amazing results.  I know there are going to be plenty of ladies posting this picture up for added motivation to help them hit their goal body and get a six pack.

“Here’s what happens when you DECIDE. COMMIT. SUCCEED!  In my before picture I was weighing in at almost 180lbs and had high cholesterol icon sad Get a Six Pack with Beachbody    I was very unhealthy and careless about my health. I found myself visiting the doctors more than ever because of so many health issues due to my BAD habits and not exercising.  I knew I had to do something to take care of my health and live long to see my children grow!  But the gym, the “magic pills”, and dieting just didn’t work for me.  I found myself playing the lose it and gain it game!  Until I came across Beachbody (home fitness programs) & Shakeology my life has now transformed into the best.  I don’t remember when was the last time I’ve visited a doctor for any health issues!  I’m a happier person and after all a great role model for my children! These programs really work and I’m proof of that!!! If your feeling stuck and need that extra push, please feel free to contact me I CAN HELP!!! www.beachbodycoach.com/Loyal2MySuccess

 

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Is Shakeology a Scam?!?- My thoughts and Why I LOVE IT!

Is Shakeology a scam?

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Is Shakeology a scam?  I have seen this question asked many times so I think it is only fair to share with you my thoughts about Shakeology along with the reasons I love it so much.  A fellow Teammate, Scottie Hobbs, had outlined this and I figured I would touch on it as well, because I think it is important and needs to be shared =) I started using Shakeology to replace one meal a day as I began my journey in April of 2011 and to be honest I was hesitant about it because of the cost, because I thought there are so many other things out there that I can get cheaper, but I had never tried a meal placement shake- so I didn’t know what to look for in the shake that was going to benefit me.  WELL, This IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER SHAKE OUT THERE BECAUSE Shakeology IS NOT comparable to anything else!!!!  I decided I would give it a shot because it has a 30 Day Bottom of the Bag Guarentee and because my coach Kati Heifner believe in it so much and I believed in her and knew she wouldn’t stare me wrong.  I decided that if I was going to do P90X and actually commit this time, I would commit 100% so I could get the BEST RESULTS!!!


I absolutely LOVE the taste of the Chocolate, It IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!!!! I also like the Greenberry, especially when I need a fruity flavored shake!!! The new Tropical Vegan is great tasting, but does not agree with my stomach (just being honest). I have been using it daily ever since I started and my results were great, but my body and mind felt more amazing than ever!!! My energy levels and health are better and higher then they have ever been in my life, I can wake up at 5am to workout, be a mom ALL DAY LONG without a nap, and stay up until 11:30pm when my kids decide to go to bed. My mood has been POSITIVE and my body feels NORMAL!!!! My whole family, YES my 50+ year old parents, my brother-29, and husband-29 and most of my friends are all using Shakeology to replace one meal per day.

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What I love is I actually ended saving money by replacing my breakfast or lunch with Shakeology instead of going to the drive through on my way ANYWHERE or while I was running errands. EVEN BEST YET, I SAVE by not stopping at Starbuck’s everyday to get my afternoon “pick me up”!!!! Is Shakeology a scam?  Absolutely not!  If you are a current client of mine doing a Beachbody workout or even just drinking Shakeology to replace a meal a day to increase your health situation please make sure to read below and see how you can save money on your continued orders. 

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I appreciate your continuous order on Shakeology and it leads me to believe that you love it such as much as I do.  You also know the answer to “Is Shakeology a scam?”  I’d like to extend an opportunity for you to receive it at a 25% discount.  How is that possible?  By signing up as a Coach!  Once you sign up as a Beachbody Coach, you can purchase Shakeology and all other products at a 25% discount immediately. 

There are some fees associated with being a Beachbody Coach, but it quickly pays for itself.  It is $39.95 the first month, and then it is $15.95 a month thereafter (this covers your Business Starter kit, a subscription to Success Magazine on demand, as well as the expenses to maintain your 2 websites) while still saving you money.  ($120 w/25% discount = $90 + $15.95 = $106 total) One of the biggest advantages to being a Beachbody Coach is that you not only get a 25% discount on all Beachbody products, but you can earn some extra income by recommending and sharing  Shakeology, Beachbody Fitness programs, and nutritional products with your friends and family. Ways to Get Extra Money 150x150 Is Shakeology a Scam?

It is inevitable that as your friends, family, and coworkers see you drinking that strange “green” smoothie or enjoying that yummy, creamy chocolate shake they will ask questions and want to know what it is.  That is then, your chance to tell them about it and your experience with it and sharing with them how it has helped you. It is really as simple as that, and it’s a great way to earn some extra income.  There is even the option of being a Coach just for the discount without pursuing the business end.  Thank you again and feel free to contact me about becoming a coach with the option of having the $39.95 fee waived.

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ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER?!?!

ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER?!?! 

 

How many of you vacation frequently in the summer or even for Spring Break?!?! I know my family and I go on 2-3 vacations each summer and this year I WILL FINALLY FEEL CONFIDENT IN MY SWIM SUIT!

 

 

THIS has been my journey for the past 10 months! I have had the best support system, fitness and nutrition to get the results I have!

FITNESS + NUTRITION + SUPPORT = SUCCESS

I am starting my next Fitness Challenge May 21st – JUST IN TIME for SWIM SUITS!!!!

My Challenge will Include the 90 day commitment of a Fitness Program of your choice (P90X, Insanity, Turbofire, Chalene Extreme, just to name a few), Shakeology (Your nutrition- a healthy meal replacement shake with 70+ natural ingredients that will help your health, boost your energy, and Lose weight (if needed)), AND the SUPPORT from an accountability group and ME (daily health tips, motivation, and support)

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED EMAIL ME ASAP!!!! OR Sign up for a FREE Membership and order your CHALLENGE PACK TODAY!!! (This will secure your spot) I will FINALIZE THE GROUP ON MONDAY May 14th!!!!!!

I hope you consider the group atmosphere for support and accountability with doing your workout in the comfort of your home!!!

SUMMER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!! I HOPE YOU ARE READY! I WILL BE =)

THE ULTIMATE RESET- SPRING CLEAN YOUR BODY

Exciting news from Beachbody!

The new Beachbody Ultimate ResetTM is now available for purchase.

 


What is the Beachbody Ultimate Reset?

It’s a comprehensive, no-starvation, inner body tune-up. In just 21 days, the Ultimate Reset can help you gently restore your body to its original “factory settings,” to help you:

 

  • Have more energy and greater focus*
  • Experience better digestion and a more positive mood*
  • Enable your body to function more efficiently*
  • Help you lose weight*
  • Improve your overall health.*
    Why Reset?

    Our environment has become more and more toxic. Our bodies absorb pollution and harmful chemicals all our lives, along with the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. These toxins can get stored in our bodies, clogging our cells and slowing down their natural functions.

    It’s not enough just to work out and eat right. At Beachbody, we realized we had to take a break from the everyday and find a way to get those toxins out of our bodies. Along with getting in shape on the outside, we had to start getting healthy on the inside. We decided it was time for a Reset.



    What the Beachbody Ultimate Reset is NOT:

     

  • A starvation diet. (You’ll eat three filling, healthy meals every day.)
  • An abrupt cleanse that’s hard on the body. (The supplements work together gradually to gently shift your body’s internal settings.)*
  • A laxative-based, colon-focused cleanse, which fails to truly detoxify the whole body. (You won’t be running to the bathroom every hour!)To learn more, find out what to expect during the Reset, and read Success Stories from test group participants, go to my Web site at www.beachbodycoach.com/nminton24 and click on the Beachbody Ultimate Reset banner. Or contact me directly and I’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have.

     

    Get ready to restore your inner health!

How Do I Really Know If Shakeology® Is Worth the Money When Everything Else Costs Less?

How Do I Really Know If Shakeology® Is Worth the Money When Everything Else Costs Less?- From the Shakeology website!

There are many protein shakes and meal replacements that are less expensive than Shakeology. But comparisons based on the simple “protein shake” or even “health shake” are usually off the mark and don’t stack up to Shakeology.

Shakeology was designed for people who want more than protein, and for people who want the health benefits being represented by the ingredients on the label. To really know whether a product measures up to Shakeology, you need to keep some things in mind:

How much is enough?

We are proud of Shakeology’s 70+ ingredients. Other shakes will trumpet the number of ingredients they have too. But are the ingredients they are counting actually good for you? Are there any artificial flavors or colors listed in those ingredients? Not in Shakeology!

Are they derived from whole-food sources? They are in Shakeology! Too often the “magic ingredient” has been isolated from the enzymes and phytonutrients that actually make the ingredient useful when consumed.

And does the competition formulate for the synergistic benefits between the ingredients, or just slap together whatever is hot in the media? Shakeology was specially formulated for the collection of ingredients to work together like a symphony; this combination is so effective, some people report dramatic benefits within the first week. Other supplements point to one or two individual ingredients and build a “story” around their superfood attributes.

Protein

Pay attention to a product’s protein source or blend. Protein sources like whey protein hydrolysate have been shown to trigger a much higher insulin response in the body. That’s not an outcome we would tolerate in Shakeology.

Our protein source is whey protein isolate, which is more than 90 percent pure protein. Plus, Shakeology is loaded with digestive enzymes and lactase—that’s the enzyme that breaks down lactose and is found in over-the-counter products like Lactaid®. Don’t confuse whey protein concentrate with isolate. Whey protein concentrate is the least pure form of whey protein made. The benefit of isolate versus concentrate is that the fat has been removed to achieve isolate. The fat in whey protein is what carries toxins consumed by the animal. That’s the reason Shakeology can be used by so many people who are lactose-intolerant—because those toxins have been removed through the isolate process.

For our vegan formulation, we use sprouted brown rice protein, not soy. Does the competition use ANY soy in their formulation? Soy protein contains estrogen, mimicking compounds that can interfere with your hormones. On top of that, most of the soy in the marketplace is GMO (genetically modified). These are two important reasons why we don’t use soy in Shakeology.

Glycemic index tested . . .

In terms of sugar, many protein shakes contain 1 gram of sugar or less. This is because they are using artificial chemical sweeteners. (Check the label for sucralose, aspartame, or sugar alcohols.) Shakeology’s small amounts of sugar comes from natural sources and whole superfoods like coconut flower nectar and luo han guo, which are easily processed by the body and, in fact, have been tested and certified by an independent lab to have a low glycemic index of 24—that’s lower than most fruits! (An apple is 36, and an orange is 43.)

What’s not in the base, they may suggest you add later

Other shakes don’t cost as much as Shakeology at first glance, but they also don’t contain the full profile of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for some vitamins and minerals, or whole-food sources of antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogen herbs, prebiotics, probiotics, or digestive enzymes. We’ve seen competitors make you buy a separate vitamin pack for $150 per month! Once you add it up, this is hardly a “good deal,” and it’s usually hardly even a good product.

To achieve the benefits of Shakeology we’ve seen, competitors charge between $250 and $335 per month! $120 doesn’t seem expensive when you realize all of the benefits Shakeology delivers.

SUMMARY:

Formula: 70+ of the healthiest ingredients from whole-food sources from around the world VERSUS protein, fillers, artificial coloring, and isolated glamour ingredients
Winner: Shakeology

Protein Source: Shakeology’s pure whey protein isolate or plant-based sprouted brown rice protein VERSUS soy, hydrolyzed whey, and/or whey concentrate blend
Winner: Shakeology

Taste: Rich Chocolate, tangy Greenberry, or fruity Tropical Strawberry Shakeology VERSUS chemically-derived, artificially-flavored competition
Winner: Shakeology

Price: $120 for Shakeology VERSUS—Oops! It’s impossible to compare lesser formulations on price. But if you add in all the separate vitamins and flavoring agents the other companies ask you to buy to match the benefits and nutritional content of Shakeology, you would easily spend over $300 every month—that’s 2 and half times the cost of Shakeology!

Winner: Shakeology

But the best comparison is results. From weight loss, to reduction in cravings, to regularity, to healthier cholesterol levels, to increased energy levels, to an overall sense of well being . . . We give a bottom-of-the-bag guarantee on Shakeology because we KNOW people will be amazed by how they feel. Shakeology is the winner by a total knock out!

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One Year Anniversary: The Commitment to a NEW LIFE!

One Year Ago today I COMMITTED to P90X and Shakeology! I was MISERABLE with who I was, what I saw in the mirror, and everyone around me! I was DEPRESSED, Angry, and a MEAN PERSON! I was in a dark hole of my life and it was not fair to the ones around me, the people that mattered the most, my family, husband, and most of all MY CHILDREN!  Because I was so miserable with myself I took it out on EVERYONE around me, everything and anything someone around me did was wrong or bothered me! I would fight with my husband for NO reason, yell at my kids for BEING KIDS, and argue with my parents and family over something STUPID!

This past year has been a LIFE CHANGER!!! I have met some AMAZING people who all care about the same thing- Health and Fitness! I started my journey with P90X and saw awesome results and then decided to do Insanity (i didn’t lose a pound but lost inches)! I saw so much support throughout our team that no matter if I had a slip up or a down day, which I had MANY, they were all still there to push me back up and help me through the journey! I say a journey because its not something that happens over night! Yes I was excited about what was to come, but it took work to change my attitude! I would be negative and still said mean things until I started seeing myself change! This was a physical and mental journey, I just did not know yet! I honestly believe that you SUCCEED when you have SUPPORT and when you surround yourself with LIKE-MINDED people!!!

This is when I started feeling COMFORTABLE in my skin! I was helping others reach their fitness goals and started Inspiring my family! This was a huge STEP in my journey! To do it for yourself or your family is one thing, but when you INSPIRE others to do the same thing it makes ALL of the STRUGGLES worth it! I have learnt some valuable lessons from different foods, the body equation, to what really matters and how staying consistent it what make the difference!

Nutrition 80%+ Exercise 10% + Genes 10%= YOUR BEAUTIFUL BODY!!!

 

 

 

I have since done some HipHop Abs, Brazil Butt Lift, Turbofire, AND Insanity Asylum at Fit Clubs. BUT I have also Completed P90X2 and now on day 27 of ChaLean Extreme!

Because this journey has made me a stronger person and aware of my body! I can help others achieve their HIGHEST POTENTIAL!!! I am willing to help you get fit and healthy and inspire those around you! If you cannot do it for yourself, do it for your loved ones! I GUARANTEE IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!!!

TODAY 4/19/2012

 

I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU DO THE THINGS YOU WERE DESTINED TO DO!!! Have questions!?!? Email ME nminton24@gmail.com

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My-Nikki Kuban Minton’s P90X2 Transformation!

 

 

 

I started P90X2 on January 1, 2012- I wanted to kick off the New Year with a BANG!!!! Well I just did that with P90X2! IT IS A CRAZY INTENSE WORKOUT!!! BUT I LOVE A CHALLENGE!!!! It is a 90 day program with 3 phases, you can do each phase as you feel necessary! I did Phase 1 for 3 weeks, Phase 2 for 6 weeks, and Phase 3 for 3 weeks! When I got to week 3 of phase 3 I was starting to get discouraged- because I did not feel I was getting the best results, but then took pictures and saw I had ABS!!!!! So I really think it was the Repetition of P.A.P Upper and P.A.P Lower and I was getting BORED =( I like variety in my workout weeks!!!

 

 

Food: My diet during P90X2 did not change much at all!!! I would Eat the same thing all week and just switch the days around! Shakeology was mystaple go to Nutrition! CONVENIENT, YUMMY, and FULL OF NUTRIENTS AND VITAMINS I NEED!!!!

I lost 7 lbs in this transformation- Which I was just looking to tone! But I will now work on toning and staying at my current weight 130!

What to get in on my next challenge?? MESSAGE ME TODAY!!!!

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My Husband-Chris Minton’s Beachbody Journey

My Husband started with Insanity in July 2011 after watching me do a round of P90X and really BELIEVING the programs worked! He started with Insanity and started fresh, cut pop completely out of his diet and in month 1-30 days- he dropped 30lbs! He did not follow any other diet- he still ate how he wanted, just cut pop out! Then month 2 he started to watch what he was eating and limited the pizza and hoagies, fried food, and fast food. He started  to tone on top of losing weight!

 

After Insanity we did a P90X/ Insanity Hybrid while we waited for P90X-2, January 1st was our start date! While doing the hybrid, Chris lost another 10 lbs! And REALLY got serious about he was eating! He started drinking shakeology daily, a salad while at work, and a lean meat meat with Veggies at home! We would only have a starch or carb once or twice a week, and always had fruits and veggies! The hardest part was the holidays and going to houses that did not have such healthy selections- but we made it through the holidays and his results are here to show…

 

Once the holidays were over and our P90X-2 had arrived- we were ready to start!!!!! P90X-2 was a way to help us get stronger!!! It helped with our performance and helped us show ourselves we were stronger than we thought! Eating had stayed pretty clean with 1 cheat meal a week- it was our dinner out night! My husband works pretty crazy hours so we only had 1 evening as a family so we would take the kids our to a play house, bowling, or the park and get dinner! So even with his crazy work hours, he managed to wake up at 5-5:30am every day to get his workout in before work! If you would have asked him in July 2011 if he would ever wake up early to get a workout in- he would have called you crazy! Well I can say he is CRAZY about his health and fitness now, so if it means wake up at 4:30a because he works at 7a he will do it, or workout at 12midnight and wake up at 5:30a he would do it! I AM SOOOO PROUD OF HIM!!!!!!

 

This is not the final product- he is on to Insanity Asylum/ P90X hybrid because he wants to bulk up instead of losing anymore weight!

I am sooo proud of how far he has come from Day 1- not only Physically, but MENTALLY! He now realizes how important it is to be healthy and eat the right things- 1 to show our kids the importance of being health but also 2 to be able to do his job 100% and not get out ran but someone!

Want more information on how to get fit and healthy?! EMAIL ME TODAY!

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WHAT ARE YOU LACKING WHEN YOU HAVE CRAVINGS?!?: FIND A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTE!

Have You EVER wanted to know WHAT you are lacking when you crave certain things?!?! How about what healthy option to substitute for your sweet tooth or Salty Need?!?! Well LOOK NO MORE!!!! Below is a list of vitamins you are lacking when you have a certain craving and a healthy substitute!

 

For example WOMEN when it is that time of the month and you want CHOCOLATE eat FRESH FRUIT! OR even something SALTY eat something with sea salt! OR even if you are just PMSing, EAT REAT MEATS or Root Veggies!!!!

 

 

What about when you have a ROUGH day at work and you JUST NEED A DRINK! Try a handful of Granola!

 

Need extra help with your food choices?! EMAIL ME TODAY! nminton24@gmail.com.

Kati Heifner’s BOOTY LIFT in 6 weeks with Brazil Butt LIft!!!

Kati Heifner, who is MY AMAZING COACH, shows us how to lift your bum bum in only 6 weeks with Beachbody’s Brazil Butt Lift (She actually did doubles with ChaLEAN Extreme and BBL).  She took on the Challenge and gave 100% everyday to her workouts, her nutrition (Including Shakeology), and holding herself accountable in a Challenge Group.  All it takes is a believing in yourself and using the tools that we have to create success.

 

Nutrition + Fitness + Support = SUCCESS!!!

Want to know how you can lift your BUM BUM or get into a small accountability group?!?! MESSAGE ME NOW

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Scottie Hobbs- P90X and Insanity Asylum before after pictures

This transformation is a 30 year old father of 3, husband, and full time worker! It takes commitment and dedication! He set goals for himself and to reach those goals he has to work for them!

From Scottie Hobbs himself- “Just to keep in check I figure I would post my before picture with a current picture I took today after Day 3 of P90X2!  Beachbody does not promise a quick fix to getting you the body you want.  It is no magic pill and no magic diet.  It is proper nutrition mixed with the best workout systems in the nation and most importantly amazing support from Beachbody Coaches to help you reach your goals.  It is a life change.”

I promise that if you want to change your life we will provide you with the proper tools, nutrition, and the support you will need to reach your health and fitness goals.- This takes dedication and commitment, but with my help YOU WILL REACH YOUR FULLEST POTENTIAL!!!

 

 

10 Great Foods for Your Skin

10 Great Foods for Your Skin

Everyone has heard of the phrase, “You are what you eat.” But when talking about skin care, “You reflect what you eat” may be more appropriate. Okay, sure, it’s not as catchy, but the simple truth is that when you eat right, your skin will love you—and everyone else, in turn, will love your skin. The food you eat can be a great ally in the fight with age and acne.

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As Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, said recently to the American Academy of Dermatology, “While there’s no mistaking how our diet affects our overall health, we’re just beginning to understand how certain foods—or lack thereof—can impact our skin’s health.” So, before you purchase the $40 pimple eraser and the $100 wrinkle cream, make sure the following items are on your grocery list.

There are several topical creams that can help give you that youthful glow, aid in reducing redness and help remedy deep lines due to sun damage and age. However, most experts say that eating a healthy balanced diet is a sure way to help alleviate skin problems. Here are 10 great foods to help boost your chances at a lovely complexion.

  1. Water. According to the American Skin Association “Water is the most important nutrient we consume. The human body is anywhere from 55 to 75 percent water. Without water, we could not survive. It is recommended that people drink 8 glasses of water a day.” Drinking the right amount of water helps you sweat. Sweat helps you detoxify from toxins that the body absorbs through unhealthy eating habits and living in a smoggy world. In turn you clear out the body and keep the internal and external body nice and clean. Clean skin = Healthy skin.
  2. Whole grains. Whole grains will up your intake of fiber. Fiber is just what you need to clear your body of waste and toxins. When we retain toxins from the food we eat and our physical environment it starts to show on our face. Whole grains such as whole-meal pasta, whole wheat breads, and rice also contain vitamin B which is an ingredient you will find in anti-aging creams.
  3. VegetablesVeggies. Foods high in vitamin A help to repair your skin. When one is low in this vitamin, skin can become dry and flakey, and take much more time to heal. Many topical creams contain vitamin A in them and are said to help with acne and reduce lines and wrinkles. You can find vitamin A in most fruits and vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, spinach, tomato juice, broccoli, and kale.
  4. Vitamin B foods. There are many forms of vitamin B. The one most important to skin is Biotin. This nutrient helps form a basis for the skin, hair, and nails. Those who show a deficiency in Biotin will have problems with itchy skin and possible hair loss. Most adults require about 30 micrograms of Biotin a day. Almonds and peanuts are high in this nutrient, in fact peanut butter contains the full 30 micrograms per serving. Other foods high in Biotin are milk, eggs, yogurt, and cheese. You can absorb vitamin B when eating chicken, turkey, and beef; leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, and cabbage; fruits such as raspberries, avocado, and bananas.
  5. SalmonSalmon. Sea creatures such as salmon and oysters happen to contain Zinc and Omega-3 fatty acids. Zinc helps shed old skin and promotes new-cell growth. Which gives you that youthful luminescence. Damage to your skin creates inflammation, which in turn causes your skin to age at a faster rate. Omega-3 fatty acids are responsible for reducing inflammation associated with redness. The fatty acids also promote healthy circulation. Healthy circulation is crucial to healthy skin. Anti-aging expert Nicholas Perricone, MD, author of The Wrinkle Cure, has advocated a diet rich in antioxidants and Omega-3s for better skin.
  6. Citrus and other vitamin C-rich fruit. You can absorb vitamin C from oranges, grapefruits, tomatoes, and Acerola cherries (One Acerola cherry feeds 100 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement). Vitamin C is in many of your over-the-counter skin care products because it aids in the production of collagen. Collagen is that priceless protein that holds your skin in place. As one gets older (usually around 35 years and on) the skin starts the “sagging” process due to the breakdown of collagen.
  7. Raw or Sprouted Seeds and Nuts. Foods high in vitamin E offer the benefit of antioxidants. They protect your complexion from skin-aging free radicals and sun damage. Vitamin E also helps lock in moisture to protect your skin from looking dry and aged. Seeds and nuts are very high in vitamin E, specifically sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, and dry roasted peanuts.
  8. Cottage cheese. You have heard that dairy is beneficial to your bones but did you know that this dairy product is actually good for your skin? Cottage cheese contains high levels of selenium—an essential mineral that works like vitamin E as an antioxidant. It also protects against skin cancer.
  9. Dark Chocolate. This yummy treat contains high counts of antioxidants. It can help increase blood flow to your skin and helps reduce the roughness of skin, while keeping you safe from sun damage. You don’t have to feel guilty when you run to the candy isle to grab a bar of dark chocolate. When eaten in moderation, this is a “guilty pleasure” that actually is good for you, when eaten in moderation of course. So break off a couple squares every once in a while for a healthy glow and soft skin.
  10. Avocado. This green, smooth, and creamy fruit contains B-complex vitamins and B3 vitamins (Niacin). These vitamins have anti-inflammatory qualities and help relieve irritated, red blotchy skin. Avocados are also a great source of vitamin E.

These foods don’t only need to be ingested to help create healthy skin. You can also apply many of them to the face by making some fun homemade food facial mask. Face masks are a great way to pamper yourself while cleaning your pores and soothing dry irritated skin. Get in the kitchen, whip up a facial concoction, dim the lights, and you have yourself an at-home spa treatment for a fraction of the cost. Here are a few simple facial masks

Avocado and Nuts

for you to try out.

Avocado Mask:

  • Mash one whole avocado
  • Add 1 tspn flaxseed oil and 1 tspn honey
  • Mix together until smooth and creamy
  • Apply to face and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Rinse clean with warm water

This helps to sooth and heal irritated skin due to sun exposure.

Avocado Mask

Oatmeal/Egg White Mask:

  • You’ll need: 3 – 4 egg whites and 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • Mix ingredients together
  • Apply and rub mixture onto skin (oatmeal with exfoliate the skin). Allow for mixture to sit for 5 minutes and let egg whites dry.
  • Rinse clean with warm water

This exfoliates and removes dead skin and blemishes leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.

Cucumber Mask:

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurtA Woman Wearing a Cucumber Mask
  • Cut a cucumber into thick slices and place in a blender. Set aside 2 thin slices of cucumber for the eyes.
  • Throw 3 mint or parsley leaves into the blender. Puree to a paste.
  • Mix the cucumber puree with the yogurt in the bowl.
  • Cover your face with the cucumber mask. Place thin slices of cucumber on the eyes and let sit on the skin for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse clean with warm water.

This purifies and cleanses the skin leaving the face feeling cool and smooth.

So hop in the car and head to the grocery store. Nourish yourself inside and out. Next time you hear “WOW . . . you haven’t changed a bit since high school,” you know they are talking about your beautiful, youthful glow and not a face stained with break outs.

 

Author: Sarah Stevenson

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