Change or Stay the Same!

If you are content with yourself, keep doing you…. If you would like to see a BETTER YOU, CHANGE WHAT YOUR DOING!!!!

 

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When you want something bad enough you will do the things that will get you there! If that means wake up early, go to bed later, sacrifice sleep or your TV shows, its all about HOW BAD YOU WANT CHANGE!!!

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In the last 6 1/2 years of my journey I have wanted change so bad, as bad as I wanted to breath! Here are some tips to help you change your current state or what you want!

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  1. Change your routine.- Whether you need to wake up earlier or go to bed later.
  2. Get someone to keep you accountable.- Share your goals with a spouse/significant other, a friend/coworker.
  3. Change the scenery.- If your house is dark- lighten it up, if you are working out at the gym, start at home.
  4. Get something that will motivate you.- smaller shirt, swimsuit, new workout clothes/shoes.
  5. PLAN AND PREP.- Plan each week out, when you’ll workout, what you’ll eat. and prepare for it! Set you workout clothes out the night before/take them to work and wear them home. Prep your meals, breakfast-snacks-lunches-dinners. YES YOU CAN PREP IT ALL!

You can’t change if you continue to do the things you’ve been doing that are not changing you!!!!

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Summer Bodies are Made in Winter

It’s about that time!!!! Swim Suits are in the stores and we are all planning our summer vacations!

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Where will you be going this summer???

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Let’s take off those bulky clothes and get into our workout gear and get working on our Summer bodes!!!!

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YOU CAN DO IT, IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO IT!!!

If you have 10 extra minutes, you have time to workout! If you watch TV- YEP that’s time to be working out and getting healthy!!! Wake up 30 minutes early!

No need to spend hours at the gym or commuting to a gym, when your gym can be your LIVING ROOM!!!!

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I hear so often, I just want to unwind when I get home from work or I would rather sleep an extra 30 minutes… what does that do for you? Does it give you energy for your day or help you sleep better at night? Do you release your stresses of the day some other way? Do you release your endorphins? Do you have full energy from start to stop? Is that why you have to “unwind” at the end of the day?

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Life is busy, I get it! I have 3 kids- 2 in sports, a busy toddler, run a business, and have a husband with a crazy busy schedule! I GET BUSY!  But when I can workout in the am, it starts my day! I go to bed when the kids do- or i’ll stay up an extra 30-60 minutes and chat with my husband! Life can get crazy- but if you don’t have a way to destress, its going to catch up to you! Lets get you a way to get the energy you need now and work on that body you want to have this summer!!!

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S.E.L.F. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

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Self respect. How many of us can say that we have legitimate respect for ourselves? What is it that gets in our way daily from truly believing in us as strong, worthy humans?

For me, I have always struggled with people pleasing. Making sure everyone else’s needs were met and never truly even knowing I had any of my own.

I learned through A LOT of therapy and a lot of reading that I do in fact have needs! Who knew!

Self care, putting our masks on first, is a vital part of not only our health and fitness journey but being internally fulfilled as well. So today, what I ask of you is this: What will you do this week for yourself? Will you journal? Take a bubble bath? Take 10 min to just be silent in the morning when all the world still sleeps? Whatever it may be, I ask that you do it.

And once you determine what that will be tell me in the comments below and let’s make it happen. I promise you, it will change your life.

I look forward to hearing all of your responses and helping you make them a reality.

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How to have a COMEBACK!

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How to have a COMEBACK!

 

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#1: Look Forward! Stop looking backwards- you aren’t going there!

You have to know where you want to go without wishing you were where you once were. 

#2: Set Goals: and Break them down into smaller goals!

You have to be able to have specific, measurable, attainable, reachable, and time sensitive goals that you can be proud of and more motivated when you get to those LARGE goals!

#3: Celebrate each and every little thing!

CELEBRATE the achievements! From working out 5-7 days a week, to losing a lb or even eating health 80% of the time! Give yourself a prize! A bath with a bath bomb (my favorites), a new workout tank, get your nails done!

#4. LOOK HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME!

You have to look at how far you have come when you check in, not how far you still have to go! Life happens and when you can look at all the accomplishments you have achieved, you are going to be able to stay motivated to keep going!

#5: COMMIT!

Commit every single day to be better than you were yesterday, Commit to your goals, Commit to what you want to achieve and WHY you want to achieve those goals!

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YOU ARE WORTH EVERY SUCCESS AND EVERY TRIUMPH! BE STRONG AND CONQUER THOSE GOALS!

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Dialing into your Nutrition

When it comes to clean eating and the quality of your food it’s really important.  Here are my tips that I have learned the hard way when my progress stalled.

Fruits- bananas, grapes and mangoes are the highest sugar fruits so I would recommend that you limit them to once per day.  I would suggest pears, apples, and any berries. A serving is 1 cupped handful.

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Veggies- raw or steamed. 2 cupped handfuls eaten 4 times per day. Examples, cucumbers, tomatoes, leafy greens, broccoli, spinach, asparagus, green beans, sprouts, celery.  Note:  Carrots are actually high in natural sugar!

Carbs- 1 handful per day of quinoa, brown rice, oatmeal, or cream of wheat and or a hand sized sweet potato.

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Lean protein- stick to chicken, tuna, egg whites, turkey, or non oily fish like salmon and tilapia.  Other protein sources are shakeology, protein powder, nuts (but also a good fat).

Beverages- water!!! Unsweetened herbal teas!

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So if you are really trying to shed weight stay away from dairy products, juice, bread, salad dressings (make ur own with balsamic vinegar and evoo), spreads and high sodium foods!

NO TURKEY BACON for my bacon lovers and no sliced cheese!

I promise if you even start making small tweaks with this plan you will see a drastic change!!!

Eat Clean Stripped 4 Week Support Group

As many of you know I am on my postpartum Journey still, 13 months postpartum, but my body is nowhere near where it was pre pregnancy 3!  I want to get on track with my clean eating and what better way to do it than in a group! I have done Whole30, which it is great- I found myself binging after I finished it- almost way too restricted =/ Where when I followed the Stripped Plan 6 years ago, my health and nutrition skyrocketed! I felt amazing! 
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Starting MONDAY May 8th, 2017 we will go through Clean Eating Stripped Plan by Tosca Reno.  What will you need to do to act fast and commit to this group? Buy this book http://amzn.to/1cbFohe (you can get it at Barnes and Nobles or any other book store) and Email me @ nminton24@gmail.com Subject: 5/8 Eat Clean Group- and let me know that you want in! There is no other commitment than owning the book and committing to 4 weeks of following the meal plan, accountability of the group, and posting your stats!!!!
 

I will be completing Insanity Max30 and Shakeology along with this group- so If you would like a workout plan we can set you up with that as well- include it in your email =)

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Meal Plan of the Week: Chalean Extreme Week 11

Plan to fail or fail to plan. That is the motto this week! With Easter this weekend I really have to make sure my eating is on point for the week and the only way to do that is to have my plan!

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I know I will be eating Ham and Potatoes, Desserts and bread… that is how our holiday meals go! But if I want to still get results I better plan that 80% of the week… so That is why you see what you do!

 

I am starting the Ab Diet again and this is one thing I love to experiment with- each day I will incorporate more and more of these items! So of course with me working from home, my plan tends to change alittle- but when I have this set, when I am not prepared I have this food prepped in the fridge! 

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Shakeology is a must no matter what Diet or Meal Plan I am following! If you don’t know much about it- click on Shakeology =)

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When you want to get back to where you were and where you know you can get too… YOU WORK YOUR TAIL OFF! When things are not working- you change them and make them work! This is my progress today {below} and I am sooooo proud!

 

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RECIPE: PB Chicken: Take 1/4 cup of almonds and cashews, 2 tbsp of PB, 1 TSP of EVOO and blend- marinate over chicken for 4-6 hours then grill!

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MOMKINI SUPPORT GROUP

CALLING ALL MOMMAS!!!!!!! 

Do you volunteer to be behind the camera when it comes to taking pictures? When was the last time you felt confident with the kiddos in a picture? 

Do you buy a size bigger so you don’t have the muffin top or the longer shirts to cover up when your pants let the junk hang out? 

Do you feel anxious to give yourself time to work on you? Find it hard to find time and workout? 

Do you say “I’ll start Monday”, how many times have you done that since January 1st?

Well mom to mom… I feel you, 100%! Being 1 year postpartum I find myself questioning all the things- clothes sizes- hiding behind the camera- even wearing things that are way too big!

I was miserable and tired… exhausted and cranky… who wants to keep hiding? Who wants to always be tired? I want to be confident… I want to be the best role model for my kiddos!

I joined my first group 6 years ago on the 21st! I put all my faith in my coach and the support system I had! ? Shakeology and P90X… healthy eating and accountability ??

I gained my confidence… lost 32lbs and many inches- went from a 10/12 to a 2/4… it was amazing! It was so rewarding and such a confidence booster!

Well moms… Summer is coming and I am opening a MOMKINI group— let’s get ready to get in our swimsuits! ?

I am looking for 15 women… only 15 to personally mentor, support, and help every step of the way… I will help you pick your program, help create your meal plan, and help you daily push through your obstacles! We only have 10 spots left!

The timing won’t ever be right… so what do you think? You ready to feel confident in your skin?

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Elimination Diet 101 Starts here…

For the past 2 1/2-3 months I have been learning a lot about my body and I have found that my body runs so much better on a paleo type diet. Now when I say Diet it doesn’t;t mean I will eat this way for a small amount of time and then go back to my old habits. The reason I have 101 on this title is because this is the beginning phases of learning how to incorporate this eating as a lifestyle. So phase 1 is to eliminate all the dairy, sugar (artificial), grains, and legumes (beans and peanuts). If you followed my Whole30 journey you saw this is similar to the meal plan that I ate, but with incorporating Shakeology It is NOT Whole30 compliant. So I will take a lot of the principals that I learnt through Whole30 and put them into play here. I will use recipes from the Whole30 Cookbook, Well Fed Weeknights by Melissa Joulwan, and Plain Jane through protein and veggies together =) *** This is also color coded for 21 day fix or anyone using portion containers =)

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Breakfast will always be my post workout fuel = Shakeology with 1/2 banana, spinach, chia seeds, and cashew butter. I like to pack my shake with a variety of food groups to cover it all and keep my energy level up! I have a hard time with veggies some days so the spinach helps! Chia Seeds give me the extra protein I lack throughout the day ? 

Lunch will always be eggs of some sort, overhard- hard boiled- or scrambles with hot sauce. AND berries- mainly strawberries, but I like to mix it up some days too with raspberries and blueberries (usually what we have on hand) and the veggie days will mainly be peppers but i may switch it up with tomatoes because I like that combo (eggs and tomato). 

Snacks will be on my drive to get the kids from school- so it will be easy! Hummus and peppers or cucumbers. Apple and mixed nuts (I buy the unsalted mixed nuts from costco- buy sometimes i mix my own- almonds, cashews, and pistachios)

Then Dinners… I am pretty plain jane- I love to be as simple as possible, because once i start getting into recipes I tend to get side tracked and burnt out! SO I through chicken breast in a crock pot and make shredded chicken on sunday- use that for wraps and salads for the week…. recipe here 

Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce will be simple… I cut the spaghetti squash in half, take out seeds- coat with EVOO, salt and pepper, place down on cookie sheet- add 1/4 in of water and then bake on 450 for roughly 20-45 min (depends on size and how you want the texture)- less time for more crunchy. Then I buy sugar free sauce at the store and add ground turkey to it!

Turkey Chili recipe here (we will do without beans) 

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Top 3 Tips to Staying on Track with Your Nutrition

So many times people find it hard to stay on track with their nutrition (myself included) if you read my post about the Top 5 Fitness Tips you know Support is #1.. yes that is true with Nutrition as well- you have to have some type of support to make sure you stay accountable! But that is not what I am here to tell you… I am here to chat about 3 things that I know if I forget to do each week- I will not stay on track… 

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#1: Meal Plan: You have to set out what you are going to eat each week… even if it is a vague meal plan or its going to change… you have to set yourself up for success!

  • *Make a schedule- breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack: If you follow Clean Eating you know 5-6 small meals a day is whats going to help your metabolism!
  • *Each meal should have a protein or healthy fat and complex carb (fruit or veggie) 
  • *You want to try and keep carbs to the early afternoon (not after 6pm or 3 hours before bed)
  • *You want to try and keep your fruits to before lunch to make sure your body uses those sugars and they don’t just sit in your body in the evening. 
  • *You can find a few of my meal plans here: Whole30 Meal Plan , Vegan Meal Plan, Meal Plan

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#2: Make your List and Grocery Shop: Make your grocery list based off of your meal plan! (Sometimes I grocery shop and then meal plan, only because I know the foods we like and I know what my kids will eat… so if i make something new i have to go to the grocery store just for those items!)

  • *Look at your meal plan and make your list: Produce, Meats, Dairy/Eggs, then the aisle items…
  • *SHOP THE PERIMETER and stay away from the aisles as much as possible! Of course you’ll need your frozen veggies and oils/vinegar for dressings or your nut butters, but do those aisles last and have a plan to attack them! 
  • *Eat before you shop- you are less likely going to stay away from your impulsive buys this way!

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#3: MEAL PREP: Take time each week and prep your foods that are on your list and that you bought!

  • *Wash, Cut, and portion out your fruits and veggies: you’re less likely going to snack on unhealthy foods this way! Easy to grab and ready to eat!
  • *Batch Cook your Chicken/protein for your salads: I make crockpot shredded chicken for the tops of salads, lettuce wraps, or just for the kids to eat. Some people bake their chicken or make salsa/fajita chicken/steak in bulk! 
  • *Make hard boiled eggs for snacks
  • *Portion out your mixed nuts so you can quickly grab with your fruit or veggies!
  • *Make your salads/lunches: I have found that even with working from home- if it is made and easily accessible, I will grab that over something unhealthy. 
  • *Portion everything out or completely make your snacks and lunches. 
  • *You can make simple breakfast muffins too. Egg Muffins or Banana Bread Muffins
  • *Dinners I have found I make simple- Protein, veggies, carb… but if you like soups or fancy- use the crock pot! Put your meal in in the morning before work- and by dinner time its ready… You will not snack and you will be ready to eat dinner by the time it is done!

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These are 3 of my top tips to helping you stay on track each week to set yourself up for success! This is also just a glimpse into what I share with my team and challengers! If you are looking for health and fitness support, message me or fill this form out =) 

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