A letter to my 15 year old self….

 

Dear 15 year old Jacquie,

It is me.. or should I say it is you.. your “old” self! Yes you are almost 32 and yes you have grey hair!! No life does not stop at 30 and no you don’t have it all together and have a million dollars in the bank! ūüôā

First off and most importantly… I have to tell you.. you will have a beautiful little daughter..¬†She is so sweet.. so funny.. and you will absolutely adore¬†her! I know what you are thinking… and yes Jacquie you ARE a good mom! Don’t let fear dictate your life. Know that she will come into your world and change EVERYTHING.. ¬†and the day you give birth to her you will believe in God again.. ¬†Know that you will have a husband..¬†who is an amazing dad and loves that little girl just as much as you do… and would do anything for you.

Secondly.. know that you will experience so much more in the next 15 years than you ever imagined. Stop rushing to grow up and just enjoy being a teenager! You don’t need to solve everything.. you don’t need to be anyone’s back bone.. you don’t have to figure it all out and take care of adult problems yet. Be a kid! ¬† Also, listen to Dad… I know you don’t want to hear that but listen to him.. he has been through a lot and one day you will realize he deserves more respect than you are giving him. Being a parent isn’t easy, it is a lot of work and you don’t see that now but you will.

Know¬†that there will come a day that you will find peace with yourself. You will be at peace with your body and your mind. Know that it is OK ¬†to not be a size 2 and that food is NOT¬†the enemy. ¬†Not eating is not a sign of strength but a sign of weakness.¬†The temporary power you feel from starvation is not actually power but it is you at your absolute weakest and know that YOU have the ability to pull yourself out and you do! Believe in yourself more.. trust that you know what makes you happy and that you know what is right and wrong.. don’t forget who you are! This constant struggle you are dealing with will be over one day. One day you will meet a group of ladies that will lift you up.. that will help you find balance.. yes balance! You will.. please trust me.. you will not always be fighting yourself with food. You won’t be crying over how you look.. life is so much bigger than what you see right now. Allow yourself the time to figure that out.

Lastly.. know that you will have a lot of rough moments too.. but you will get through them. That it is OK to fall apart because you know how to put yourself back together.  Know that you will never forget Helen.. I know you fear you will.. but you wont!  The pain will not be as bad as it is right now.. you will learn to move on in life and the anger you feel now will go away.  Trust yourself.. you are smarter than you think!

P.S You never will get over your fear of spiders.. sorry this one stays.. and will stay.. but you will learn that hairspray and a shoe are the perfect combo! Oh and sharks.. that one sticks too..

 

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Chocolate Covered Banana Shakeology

20160423_094309 So this morning I wanted to switch up my usual Shakeology!

I normally drink the Chocolate Shakeology but I wanted to use my vanilla stash today.

This recipe is sooo good and it is chocolatey but not so much as the normal chocolate Shakeology.  It hit the spot today for sure!

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Shakeology is a superfood meal replacement! It is sooo much more than a protein powder. It has superfoods, prebiotic, phytonutrients, and a full multivitamin in each serving. It aids in weight loss, lowers cholesterol and regulates blood sugar. It is a staple in my healthy diet! 

If you are interested in trying Shakeology fill out the form below and we can chat!

 

My first week of 22 Minute Hard Corps Review

So I have completed 1 week of 22 Minute Hard Corps workouts and the nutrition plan.. here is what I can say… it is a kick butt workout, that will make you sweat, get your heart rate up and leave you feelingFB_IMG_1456940852143 like¬†you just pushed yourself hard! When I first put Cardio 1 on, I did have a moment where I thought I am not going to feel like I got a good workout in.. like how can I? It’s only 22 minutes?? I was wrong… way wrong! Tony Horton has the perfect combo of moves to keep you moving, push your limits and get it done.

With that said, one thing I love about Tony Horton is that he always provides modifiers, so if I was struggling or running out of gas there was always a modifier to follow so I could finish the program.

I enjoy how in this program Tony is more of a motivator and walks around and points things out instead of doing the moves. For anyone that has done any of his other programs, he normally does all the moves but this time he has his cast doing the demo’s and he is talking. I will say I feel like he cut back on a bit of his chit chat as well. It still has some classic Tony humor but he is not as chatty as he is in P90X.

I am excited for week 2 and I am even more excited for my official test group to kick off March 21st! If you are interested in joining me fill out FB_IMG_1457321668584the form below and lets¬†do this together! ūüôā¬†

22 Minute Hard Corps! *** New Program and Test Group***

I am so freaking excited for this program!! 22 Minute Hard Corps is brought to you by none other than Tony Horton, who is the creator of the amazing P90X series of workout programs. He is one of my favorite trainers!

So here is what it is:

  • 22 minute long workouts- boot camp, basic moves, designed for you to get in and get out!
  • 8 workout routines– combination of cardio, core and resistance training (3 additional routines if you get the deluxe kit!)
  • It is an 8 week program, with workouts scheduled 6 days a week, but HELLO its 22 minutes!? No excuses people!
  • It has an easy to follow nutrition plan that follows the same guideline as 21 Day Fix in that it is based around portion control and number of portions per each food group.
  • One thing I love about Tony Horton is how real he is, and he has used real military Veterans in these videos. ¬†No actors!

And here is who it is good for!

  • New Moms! You don’t have time to workout for an hour or even 30 minutes a day, this is 22 minutes! Can’t get to a gym? It is ok, you can do this in your basement, in your bedroom, in the hallway… you catch my drift! Anywhere!
  • If you are getting bored of your current program or finding it isn’t exciting you anymore. This is for you! If it is time for you to change it up so that you can see more changes in your fitness level, this is the program for you!
  • Did you used to play sports in school and you miss the boot camp drill style workouts? Are you looking to get back into shape and create a healthy routine and lifestyle again?
  • Busy working professionals with minimal time and still want a hard corp workout?

This program can truly work for ANYONE! The advantage is the time, of course, coming in at 22 minutes makes this a non-negotiable in your daily routine.

So you think this may be for you? Are you ready to try something new and step out of your comfort zone? Are you ready to get back into shape and need soemthing you can do at home and in a short amount of time? I am running a test group, “Jacquie’s Spring Training” and it starts March 21st. ¬†I will be doing this right along with you for the entire 8 weeks! If you want one of the 5 spots in this test group please fill out the application below.

Don’ t hold back… we are in MARCH! We are 2 months into 2016 and summer is right around the corner!

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Baked Hard Boiled Eggs!

I bet you didn’t know you could bake hard boiled eggs right!!

You can!

So… preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a muffin tin, put one egg in each muffin tin. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. When they come out of the oven place them in a big bowl of cool water to cool down. I then store these in an air tight container in my fridge and pull them out when I need them for lunches or snacks. Super easy and less fuss than boiling a pot of water! Set it and forget it… until the oven time goes off:)

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***If you are following the 21 Day Fix, 2 hard boiled eggs counts as 1 Red Container! ****

Turkey Meatloaf

This healthy turkey meatloaf is one of my favorites! It is filling, delicious and the recipe makes lots so that you have enough to freeze!

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Ingredients

2.5 lbs of ground turkey

4 egg whites

1.5 to 2 cups of salsa (fresh salsa would be best!)

3-4 cups of shredded fresh spinach

Instructions

  1. Combine the meat and egg whites in a big bowl. Then add the salsa slowly until you get a good consistency that is sticky!
  2. Fold in the diced spinach. Now at this point I normally take half the mixture out and put it on one side of the double layer pan as my husband doesn’t like spinach. Then I fold the spinach in and make my second loaf with spinach for me!
  3. This recipe does make enough for two loaves and it is best if you put it on a double layer pan so the grease can drip down and away from the meat.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes on 350 degrees. Take it out and cover with tin foil and then place back in the oven for 30 more minutes. Each oven is a bit different so cut through a piece and make sure it is cooked through after the full hour.

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I serve this with mixed vegetables and brown rice or you could do whole wheat pasta or quinoa!

 

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Easy Skillet Casserole

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This recipe is what I would call “cleaner” eating! It is not 100% clean eating recipe but it is very healthy, filling, and hearty. Also feel free to season this with whatever seasonings you like on your food!

Ingredients

Onion- chopped up (1/4 of the onion)

Peppers- whichever color you prefer, chopped up

Spinach or Zucchini- chopped up (1/4 cup)

Any other vegetable you would like to put in

1 lb of ground Turkey

1 1/2 Cups or Brown Rice, or whole wheat pasta ( If i use pasta I use the no yolk whole wheat pasta just because they cook faster)

1 can of low sodium, Light tomato soup

Paprika

Garlic powder

 

Instructions

  1.  Chop all the veggies, so onion, peppers, spinach, zucchini, broccoli, etc. You can really use whichever vegetables you like for this. In a skillet fry them up with a little bit of olive oil over medium heat.  Season lightly with garlic powder and paprika! This would take about 4 minutes to lightly fry the veggies with the seasoning.
  2. Add in your defrosted 1 lb of ground turkey. Cook and brown up the turkey with the veggies until the ground turkey is fully cooked, again over medium heat. It looks white when it is done.
  3. Then add in your can of  light, low sodium tomato soup and then 1 can of water. Add in your rice or your pasta which every you are doing.
  4. Stir it well. Then cover and let simmer over low heat until rice or pasta is cooked and the consistency thickens up a bit.

Optional- if you want when it is done, remove from heat and sprinkle with a little bit of shredded cheese.

This makes a nice hearty meal that is still healthy! When I do this I normally prepare some frozen veggies to have on the side as the amount of veggies that will be in one serving of this is not enough to count as 1 Green Container when on the 21 Day Fix. My fix containers that I count one serving of this to be is 1 Yellow, 1 Red, 1 Green (with my mixed veggies), 1/4 Blue if I use a sprinke of cheese. (The tomato soup technically doesn’t fall in the 21 Day Fix so this would be an extra. An alternative would be to use crushed tomatoes instead of the soup mix)

 

 

Easy Home Workout Circuit

If you are looking for an easy home workout that will also leave you good and sweaty.home workout circuit

If you want more of a challenge, instead of jumping jacks try star jumps! It is more of a plyo metric move and will up the intensity level. If you need to tone it down, just step out to each side and do the low impact version of a jumping jack! Make it your own. Turn  on your music and burn some calories!!

 

 

Snickers Bar Shakeology

This recipe for Snickers Bar Shakeology is a staple in my house. I probably have this shake 5 days a week! I absolutely love it and I like it with lots of ice so it is nice and thick!

Shakeology is an amazing superfood meal replacement.  It is absolutely amazing, delicious, and it fills you up!

Try this recipe out and let me know what you think!

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What is a Beachbody Coach

What is a Beachbody coach?! This is a question that I love to answer because I love coaching!

The time I got to meet Autumn at Super Saturday!
The time I got to meet Autumn at Super Saturday!

So here is what a Beachbody coach IS!

  • Someone who is passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition.
  • Someone who loves to help people and support people.
  • Someone who is looking to start a home business based on helping people get fit in the comfort of their homes.
  • Someone who is willing to learn
  • Someone who wants to be a part of a team that all works together
  • Someone who wants to travel!

Here is what a Beachbody coach is NOT!

  • Someone who has reached their fitness goals- you do NOT need to have reached your goals to coach! You can motivate and support others while you are working on YOU! It is a beautiful thing.
  • Someone who is a social media expert- you do NOT need to be a social media expert but you must be willing to learn!

When I started coaching I had no idea what to expect.  I am not a personal trainer. I am not a nutritionist. I am a full time working mom! I am like so many other people juggling all of what life throws at us.

I am a supporter. I am a friend. I am someone who  will  listen. I share my own journey and work with my challengers to reach our goals. It has helped me supplement my income while continuing on my own fitness journey!  I have been able to travel and meet the other members of my team! I have made friendships with like minded individuals and I belong to an AMAZING team!

If this sounds like something you would be interested in hearing more about fill out the information below!!