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Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm A "Sweet 'n Low" Girl

This is a very informative article for those of you who use low-cal or no calorie sweeteners in your coffee, tea or baking!

Check It Out!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Supplements, The Perfect Addition!

As promised a little tidbit about Beachbody's supplements which I am a HUGE fan of! I personally take the Slimming Formula and the Performance Formula. I also enjoy the vanilla Whey Protein Powder to make shakes for a snack in the afternoons..perfect for that late afternoon pick me up!

And of can't forget about SHAKEOLOGY!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Recommitted With My Man!

Now that I am almost over the chest cold that has been plaguing me for about a month..I am ready to hit the fitness trail once again. I've kept my eating under control and my weight down, but I've gotten "soft" and am ready to TONE IT UP! After all..tank top & shorts season is right around the corner. I really don't want flabby arms and legs popping out all over the place! I want to be toned and fit! Don't we all??

I've committed to start a 4-week intense round of Slim Series THIS Monday! Its the next step from Slim in 6, where I started my journey at over a year ago. I apologize that the video is no longer there. I can't find a new one..but when I do I'll post it.

My husband is joining me in getting fit for summer..for LIFE..and this time he's taking on his first Beachbody program, rather than doing something on his own.


If you would like to join us..visit my WEBSITE to sign up to have me as your Coach(remember it's free!), and order your program, TODAY! If you join the Beachbody'll get 10% off of every order! There is so much to choose will definitely find something that meets your needs.

Tomorrow..a little talk about supplements!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Another Great Green Site!

A few weeks ago I posted about a coupon site that provides coupons for a healthier you. I really do enjoy this site and still am using it.

Then a few days ago I was approached by another company that had seen my post and wanted me to be aware of their company and that they too provide "green coupons."

After spending some time on the SustainLane site, I knew I had to share with you all (and no I'm not being paid for this!). I am a "chewy" kind of mom. (Thanks to this blogger for making me aware of that!) So a site like SustainLane is really exciting for me because it is always nice to find new ways to go green and get healthier.

The site offers lots and lots of information from their homepage, but I wanted to point out two sections that I, as a mom, found the most exciting.

Green Saver Discount Coupons
- with lots of catagories to choose from, including: Clothing, Home & Garden, Skin & Body Care, Baby, Pets, Food & Drink!


Gorilla in the Greenhouse FOR KIDS! - a site for kids with cartoon episodes, activities, a blog and more to teach kids about the importance of going green!

I hope you all will check it out. Sign up for the site to receive their newsletter & to write reviews on the products (FREE!), and come back here to let me know what you think!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Shakeology is here! It's here!! It's here! Watch the video first..and then read on!

Pretty neat huh? The following is information sent to me by my coach and I wanted to share it with you as it best describes Shakeology..I couldn't say it better myself!

This is a meal replacement shake with 70 different ingredients in it (too many to name.) NO CAFFEINE. The ingredients cover 6 macro & micro nutrient groups: digestive enzymes, protein/amino acids, vitamins/minerals, anti-oxidents, phytonutrients, and pre-biotics. Bascially it takes out all the guesswork for proper nutrition. You literally get all the veggies you need in that shake. Of course, I still want you eating veggies. :-)

A 90-day clinical study led by a MD was conducted with 2 test groups. The first group only used Shakeology once/day. The second group used Shakeology once/day, plus exercised 3x/wk and ate healthy.

The first group, on average, reduced their oxidative damage by 45%, reduced their degerneative disease (forgot to write down the %), reduced cravings, and lost 10 lbs. The second group had all of the effects of the first group, PLUS, on average, reduced their total cholesterol 30%, reduced their LDL (bad cholesterol) 38%, and reduced their cardiovascular risk 24%!!!!!!!

Again, as a medical professional, I had to pick my chin off the floor.

In comparison to several other available products, such as Jamba Juice Acai, Herbalife, Monavie, and V-8 V Fusion, Shakeology blows them all away!!!!

For a 30-day supply (one shake per day,) $119.95 is retail, $107.95 is club members, and $89.86 is coach price.

Once you start breathing again :-), I want you to know that this is actually a great deal. It's comes out to $4/shake for retail and $3/shake for coaches. Remember this replaces a meal. I mean, how many of us drink Starbucks? Starbucks runs, on average, $4/specialty coffee but may be 360 cal, 51 carb, and 46 sugar. Shakeology is only 140 cal, 17 carb (that's only 1 carb serving), and 9 sugar.

As I started breaking down the cost, I want you to know that I realized this is the perfect time to become a coach. Coaches receive 25% off all products. The savings is $30/month. Coaches pay a $15/month business fee. We still save $15 from retail cost!!!!!!!! In essence, that is $180/year!!!!! The initial coach fee is $40. Because we have $30 discount from the retail cost, technically it would only cost $10 to become a coach!!!!!! This is an exciting time!!!!!!!

You can order from MY WEBSITE, or you can EMAIL ME and I can answer all of your questions. We can even set up a meeting over the phone or IM if you want to talk more one on one about any of Beachbody's products or about becoming a Coach yourself!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's ALL At Your Fingertips!

Have you been reading this blog and played around with the idea of becoming a Beachbody Coach, but dont feel like you know enough about the following things:

  • The complete business opportunity?
  • How you will be compensated?
  • Beachbody's products and videos?
  • Beachbody's Club & Community?
Well I have got THE website for YOU! There is now a "one-stop shop" with all of the coaching information videos at your fingertips. Visit My Fitness Pays today to find out how YOU can get in shape physically & financially, TODAY!

And, as always, let me remind you that after watching one of these videos you decide to join the Beachbody opportunity, please do so by clicking on my Website link to sign up or by emailing me so I can help you. That way I will be your Coach and will guide you through the entire process!

It's TIME!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Worth The Read!


Johns Hopkins Medicine
Media Relations and Public Affairs
Media Contacts: Eric Vohr
Sept. 24, 2008

- Caffeinated energy drinks may present health risks

Johns Hopkins scientists who have spent decades researching the effects of caffeine report that a slew of caffeinated energy drinks now on the market should carry prominent labels that note caffeine doses and warn of potential health risks for consumers.

"The caffeine content of energy drinks varies over a 10-fold range, with some containing the equivalent of 14 cans of Coca-Cola, yet the caffeine amounts are often unlabeled and few include warnings about the potential health risks of caffeine intoxication," says Roland Griffiths, Ph.D., one of the authors of the article that appears in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month.

The market for these drinks stands at an estimated $5.4 billion in the United States and is expanding at a rate of 55 percent annually. Advertising campaigns, which principally target teens and young adults, promote the performance-enhancing and stimulant effects of energy drinks and appear to glorify drug use.

Without adequate, prominent labeling; consumers most likely won't realize whether they are getting a little or a lot of caffeine. "It's like drinking a serving of an alcoholic beverage and not knowing if its beer or scotch," says Griffiths.

Caffeine intoxication, a recognized clinical syndrome included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases, is marked by nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, gastrointestinal upset, tremors, rapid heartbeats (tachycardia), psychomotor agitation (restlessness and pacing) and in rare cases, death.

Reports to U.S. poison control centers of caffeine abuse showed bad reactions to the energy drinks. In a 2007 survey of 496 college students, 51 percent reported consuming at least one energy drink during the last month. Of these energy drink users, 29 percent reported "weekly jolt and crash episodes," and 19 percent reported heart palpitations from drinking energy drinks. This same survey revealed that 27 percent of the students surveyed said they mixed energy drinks and alcohol at least once in the past month. "Alcohol adds another level of danger," says Griffiths, "because caffeine in high doses can give users a false sense of alertness that provides incentive to drive a car or in other ways put themselves in danger."

A regular 12-ounce cola drink has about 35 milligrams of caffeine, and a 6-ounce cup of brewed coffee has 80 to 150 milligrams of caffeine. Because many energy drinks are marketed as "dietary supplements," the limit that the Food and Drug Administration requires on the caffeine content of soft drinks (71 milligrams per 12-ounce can) does not apply. The caffeine content of energy drinks varies from 50 to more than 500 milligrams.

"It's notable that over-the-counter caffeine-containing products require warning labels, yet energy drinks do not," says Chad Reissig, Ph.D., one of the study's authors.

Griffiths notes that most of the drinks advertise their products as performance enhancers and stimulants - a marketing strategy that may put young people at risk for abusing even stronger stimulants such as the prescription drugs amphetamine and methylphenidate (Ritalin). A 2008 study of 1,253 college students found that energy drink consumption significantly predicted subsequent non-medical prescription stimulant use, raising the concern that energy drinks might serve as "gateway" products to more serious drugs of abuse. Potentially feeding that "transition" market, Griffiths says, are other energy drinks with alluring names such as the powdered energy drink additive "Blow" (which is sold in "vials" and resembles cocaine powder) and the "Cocaine" energy drink. Both of these products use the language of the illegal drug trade.

Griffiths and colleagues are currently collecting case reports of intoxication from energy drinks in children and adolescents. If readers are interested in learning more, go to .

Eric C Strain, M.D., from Johns Hopkins also contributed to this study.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's Time!

**EDIT** I can't get the image to show up how I want it to...but you can still see the links to click on to get info on each program. PLEASE..if you decide to start one of these programs do not order until you have contacted me first. Doing so will assign someone else as your coach. By contacting me first I will be able to direct you how to order so that I will be the one coaching YOU!

Just got this in my email...for more information...EMAIL ME! Have a GREAT weekend and spend some time thinking about how YOU want to get into shape!

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Yeah, I'll Pass, Thank You..

So I have been thinking lately. Am I doing the right thing working out at home? I mean, I have gotten results. I love the programs. I love the whole workout experience. I love being able to not have to bundle my kids up and take them out to a gym daycare or wait until my husband is home so I can go to the gym alone. But AM I am really making the right decision handling my fitness this way?

I am on Twitter...and I have a lot of moms who follow me and with whom I follow, some are very much into going to the gym. They seem to love that time away from the house. Although recently I've seen a lot of tweets about the cost of gym daycare, the kids throwing fits and moms getting pulled out of their classes...but that's not really research. Right? So I decided to take a step further and look into a local gym. See if I'm really missing anything. This is what I found..

For my husband & me to both join the gym. Because let's face it. If I get to get out of the house to work out, then I know he would want to, too. It would cost us, $1,140/yr. Or $95/mo. We are more than welcome to cancel our membership within 10 days, but if we decide to cancel after that time period. We'd be charged $200. And if we didn't want to sign on for a whole year. Let's say we just wanted to do 6 months. It would cost us $65/person. With a start up fee of $150/person. And again if we canceled after 10 days we'd be charged $200. Oh and rates are subject to change per the gym's discretion. Oh and you STILL have to pay for some of the classes and services even with the membership.

I stopped there. I didn't even feel like researching any further. That amount of money is incomprehensible for my family. We have 3 kids. We live on a budget and to be honest with you, although I probably could cut things out to be able to afford to go to this gym. I'd much rather have that extra money for many other things that we enjoy. Such as our children's activities, remodeling our house, landscaping the yard. Wouldn't you?

So I am definitely happy with my decision of choosing Beachbody. I have not even put in 1/3 of what a years membership would cost to get a huge assortment of programs that both my husband and I enjoy. I am actually MAKING money by being a part of the company. And best of juggling schedules to figure out who's going to watch the kids and when. That right there equals more family time, and you CAN NOT put a price on that!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


So my new "mommy" blog is officially up and running.

If you feel like boring yourself silly...Go Read Today's Post!

I'll be back to regularly scheduled fitness/health blogging here tomorrow.