Monday, December 22, 2014

Candy Bar Flavored Shakeology Recipes

Thin Mint
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
½ cup water, ice
½ cup almond milk
¼ tsp mint extract

1 Scoop of Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup almond milk
1 ½ tbsp of Butterscotch pudding mix
1 ½ tbsp of PB2 (or peanut butter)

Almond Joy
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
½ cup almond milk
½ cup coconut milk
3 tsp coconut flakes
1 tbsp almonds

Chocolate Salted Caramel 
1 scoop chocolate shakeology
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp. caramel extract
1 dash sea salt

Creamy Candy Cane
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup almond milk

2 tbsp crushed candy canes

Monday, December 1, 2014


INSANITY MAX:30 includes 150 NEW MOVES to help you dig a little deeper and get your body in the very best shape of your life!  This workout combines Cardio and Strength Training WITHOUT using any equipment at all!!  HOW?!?!  You body is your equipment for this workout!  All you need is the Program and YOU!!

The program is 60 days long and is broken down into Month 1 and Month 2.  THe workouts are all 30 minutes each with a 10 Minute Ab workout.  This program is not about making it all the way through the entire 30 minutes, but to "MAX OUT" and GO HARD until you have to take a break!  THEN you aim to increase that time the next day!

Who can do INSANITY MAX:30?
Anyone that is ready to start their fitness journey with an INTENSE workout.  It does have a MODIFIER.  If you've completed Insanity and love it, or if you are a T25 grad and are ready for more of a challenge, then this is for you!

Coach Exclusive:
Order through a Team Beachbody Coach and receive Sweat Fest Workout for FREE -- CLICK HERE!

The Workouts:

The workouts in the first month of a combo of cardio and tabata style strength workouts.  Your goal is to beat your time from the day before!

What is a Tabata Workout?
It is 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off with the workout structure.

The second month is all about taking it to the MAX and challenging yourself to the max!  Now the intervals are 45 seconds on and 15 second off, challenging both endurance and strength.

What is Maxing Out?
To "Max Out" means to stop or fail for the first time in the workout.  It's really not about getting through all 30 minutes.  It's about going as hard as you can, for as long as you can, until you MAX OUT!  Write down the time take a creak, and then you want to jump back into the workout.  If you stay committed and push to your max you will add ore time each week with the workouts!


What Comes with the Kit and How Much does it Cost?

Order the Base Kit Now -- CLICK HERE!

12 Workouts on 10 DVD's, MAX Out Nutrition Guide, Restaurant Guide and a Wall Calendar.
60 Day Program, 30 Days of workouts in each block.

Month 1:

  • Cardio Challenge: Cardio - Four 1/2 minute intervals with 30 second rest
  • Sweat Intervals: Cardio
  • Tabata Power: Plyometrics
  • Friday Fight Round 1
  • OPTIONAL Saturday Workout: Pulse workout - Focus on core, balance and form.

Month 2:
  • Five 1/2 minute intervals with rest.
  • Tabata Workout: 45 seconds on and 15 second rest, 6 rounds and an extra something at the end!
  • Friday Fight Round 2

Why You Should Track Your Progress:

Because psychologically you want to see your progress!  You want to to see each week how far you went and if you went 1 or 2 minutes longer.  You can always have a challenge for yourself!

Meal Plan:

Flexible Eating and Portion Control.  Super easy to follow, effective and crucial to your results!

***Deluxe Kit: Comes with 3 Extra Workouts and the Portion Controlled Containers! 

SO, how can you get it?

INSANITY MAX:30 CHALLENGE PACK You will receive the INSANITY MAX:30 Base Kit fitness program, Shakeology, and a free 30-Day trial membership to the Team Beachbody Club, where you can stream your workout anytime, anywhere!

INSANITY MAX:30 DELUXE KIT You get everything in the INSANITY MAX:30 Base Kit, plus three additional workouts for insanely shredded abs.  You'll also get Shaun T's exclusive Ab Maximizer plan, an essential Core Comfort Mat to provide support while you carve out every inch of your six-pack, and unique portion-control tools to help simplify eating so you can get the body you want, not matter what your goals are!

  You will receive the INSANITY MAX:30 fitness program, a 3-Day Refresh kit, Shakeology, and a free 30-Day trial membership to the Team Beachbody Club, where you can stream your workout anytime, anywhere!

If you don't already have a Team Beachbody Coach, MAKE ME YOUR COACH HERE!

What will you get from me being your Coach?  
You will have access to my PRIVATE CHALLENGE GROUP, held in a closed online Facebook group, along with other people on the same journey -- to get healthy and in shape!!  No one but the members of the group can see what is being posted.  I will help you prepare ahead of time for your start of the workout.  We will take measurements, before photos and meal plan together.  I will also provide you with a nutrition guide, recipes and LOTS of motivation and support!  We will take small steps to get you toward your ultimate goals.  It's about progress OVER perfection!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Shakeology

Even though Thanksgiving is over, I still find comfort in pumpkin flavored goodies throughout these cold freezing Michigan months!!  And what's better than a cheap and healthy version of a Starbuck's over priced latte?!  A little way to sneak in some veggies, caffeine, and of course the healthiest meal of the day, Shakeology, that is packed full of over 70 vitamins & nutrients!!  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Free 30 Day Butt, Gut & Leg Challenge!

THANKSGIVING IS ALMOST HERE!! Let's get your whole body ready for the holidays with this FREE challenge -- I am calling in *No Nonsense November!!*

This is a public group, so anyone can join! So please invite your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and let's get this thing started!! I need your help keeping me accountable too! :) The more, the merrier, and I will be giving away a special prize to the person who invited the MOST friends or family, and also based on participation! 
~So start working out and invite, invite, INVITE!!!

Everybody can use some extra accountability and a little motivation, so that is what we will be doing here the entire time!!

These workouts are not going to make you magically drop 40 pounds -- but paired with dedication and healthier food choices (which make up about 80% of results) you will DEFINITELY see and feel some changes!! The more active you become in this group could be that extra push that someone (you may not even know!) needs - so let's all help each other!!

If this is the first time that you are committing to working out, just use this to help you get into the habit of getting active, and add a little cardio in each day with it as well! If you would like even more, message me and I can give you more information on the private accountability groups I run! This is where you will get help to customize your meal plan and set you up with a fitness program that is tailored to YOUR fitness goals!!

Everything is laid out for you on the calendar that I made, so follow along, keep up, catch up, and just have FUN!! I know some of these are going to be kicking your butt -- but it is going to be totally worth it!! Pace everything out, do reps so it isn't all at once -- please make a post or comment if you need some motivation to get it done!! We will be there all month long together :) 

I will be posting in the group with extra motivation, maybe add some extras, or have a little contest, and a peek into some clean eating tips and some of my recipes! If you have questions, or anything you want to share, please do! Let's make it like a small little family throughout this!! 

♥ Allison

I LOVE acorn squash! Why don't I make it more often?!

This week, my meal plan got a little messed up, but I did not let that stop me from staying on track!  The first idea that came to mind was acorn squash and my favorite lemon-pepper chicken breast on the side!  Of course I had to add more veggies - so why not some kale, asparagus and mini bella mushrooms?!

As soon as I got the squash in the oven, I decided to do a little research into some health benefits of acorn squash I was about to devour!

Recipe will be added to my Clean Eating Recipes!

Health Benefits of Acorn Squash

Nutritional Value of Acorn Squash
As mentioned above, acorn squash is extremely nutrient-dense for its size, but also, it has a diverse range of nutrients. It is rich in dietary fiber, as are more fruits and vegetables, while also being very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. In terms of vitamins and minerals, acorn squash has significant levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and other B-family vitamins, and its range of minerals is truly impressive, including potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorous, and calcium.

Health Benefits of Acorn Squash

Immune System Boost:  Acorn Squash is a great source of vitamin C, which is one of the best ways to boost your immune system.  Vitamin C, also known as absorbic acid, stimulates the production of white blood cells which defend the body from pathogens and other unwanted germs/microbes.  Futhermore, vitamin C is an important part of the body's development, in terms of muscle tissure, blood vessels, teeth, skin, and organs.  Vitamin C also works as an antioxidant, helping protect the body from more serious conditions, such as heart disease and certain cancers.

Improve Vision Health: Vitamin A is found in significant quantities in acorn squash, and while that isn’t an unusual vitamin to find, high levels mean high levels of beta carotene as well, which is a very good antioxidant to have in out system. Specifically, beta carotene has been directly linked to reducing oxidative stress in the eyes, which means that cataracts and macular degeneration can be prevented with proper intake of the vitamin A in acorn squash.

Skin Health: Along with protecting the eyes, vitamin A also plays an important role in maintaining skin health.The antioxidant compounds derived from vitamin A, as well as other vitamins found in acorn squash, ensure that the skin looks young and full of color, while also helping to eliminate blemishes and scars, speed the healing of wounds, and protect the skin from pathogens and premature aging.
Digestion and Diabetes: Perhaps the most significant component found in acorn squash is dietary fiber. A single serving of acorn squash contains 9 grams of fiber, which is more than 1/3 of the daily requirement. Fiber regulates our digestion by adding bulk to our bowel movements and eliminating constipation, diarrhea, cramping, and bloating. Furthermore, dietary fiber helps to regulate the levels of blood sugar in the body, thereby helping to prevent the development of diabetes, and also to help those suffering from diabetes with maintaining stable glucose levels. Finally, dietary fiber helps eliminate excess cholesterol in the body, thereby preventing atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular conditions like strokes and heart attacks.
Blood Pressure: The high content of potassium found in this delicious variety of squash means that blood pressure can be maintained at a safe level. Potassium is a vasodilator, meaning that it relaxes blood vessels and arteries, thereby reducing stress on the heart and lowering blood pressure. Potassium also helps to regulate the fluid balance in the cells and tissues, boosting metabolic efficiency and keeping our enzymatic and cellular pathways functioning properly. Magnesium regulates the uptake of potassium, so the high content of magnesium in acorn squash makes these effects even stronger.
Strong Bones: Acorn Squash has a wide variety of minerals, including calcium, manganese, magnesium, copper, iron, and phosphorous. Many of these minerals are integral parts in the development of new bones, as well as the regrowth and healing of the bone matter we already have. Sufficient mineral diversity in the body can help to prevent osteoporosis and ensure that our bones remain strong and functional well into our later years.
Cancer Prevention: Antioxidants are found in many foods, but acorn squash is particularly fortunate to have very high levels of vitamin C and beta carotene, two very effective antioxidant compounds. This means that free radicals can more easily be neutralized before causing mutations in healthy cells. Along with preventing various types of cancer, antioxidants like those found in acorn squash also prevent cognitive disorders, premature, aging, and a range of other serious health conditions that are often associated with oxidative stress from free radicals.
A Final Word of Caution: Acorn squash is very high in carbohydrates, and while there aren’t any simple sugars in acorn squash, as you would normally find in carbohydrates, they still fill the body up in terms of calories. Those on low-carb diets should probably choose another fruit to complement their dietary restrictions.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Spaghetti Squash Pasta Boats - 21 Day Fix Recipes - Vegan!

I LOVE pasta -- and pretty much all carbs!!  It makes it a little tricky only being able to have two yellow containers a day on the fix, so I have been experimenting with healthy vegetable alternatives!!  Check out my Zucchini Spaghetti recipe with a Hearty Lentil Marinara!!


  • Spaghetti Squash, cut in half, seeded, and roasted
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh Ground Sea Salt & Black pepper, if desired
  • Garlic Powder
  • Fresh Basil
  • Non-Vegan Option:
    • mozzarella or parmesan, shredded, broiled until bubbly!

  1. Roast your Squash (Click for my step-by-step Roasting Spaghetti Squash 101 !)
  2. Once Squash is cooked, empty each half with fork through the inside squash into spaghetti like strands into a bowl.  (I like to let it sit for a second so I can drain any excess water!)
  3. Add and thoroughly combine desired amount of made my Tomato Sauce sauce (I won't cry if you got a good brand like Muir Glen!) along with any additional Garlic Powder, Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste.
  4. Return to squash skins.  Top with additional tomato sauce and optional mozzarella or parmesan, if desired.
  5. Garnish with fresh basil, and enjoy!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My Transformation Tuesday :)

I usually don't lost too many #TransformationTuesday pictures  ...  but when I opened up timehop yesterday, I was blown away and filled with so many different emotions!
I barely played sports, or was ever very active.  I look back and think " Wow that's  what I looked like at 19 and for so many years?!"  It isn't so much embarrassing as it is empowering and motivating for me!  To think back to those days where I ate fast and unhealthy foods, rarely stepped foot in a gym, worked 60+ hours a week, drank and partied with Bud Heavy & Jack Daniels!!  I was living a fun and happy life .......... or so I thought!!
I cleaned up my act with the partying (thankfully) and lost a little weight from just not consuming those HUGE amounts of empty calories. Then by 2010, I was living in Detroit just down in the dumps, depressed, barely ate, and when I did, it wasn't healthy!  I dropped a TON of weight and TODAY I have gained some (which is fine because most of it is muscle ;) ).
I have finally started to feel comfortable in my own skin, it's been a long ride already --  but the last year since I got my first Beachbody program and joined my first challenge group, I gained the support, confidence, accountability, energy!!
I would have quit during the first week had it not been for my amazing coach  and the challenge group!! 
It's NEVER  too late to change the direction you're heading - the possibilities are endless and becoming a Health & Fitness Coach has changed my life in SO many incredible way!! **New group  just started,  message me today -- I want to help change your life and pay it forward!!**

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Get Fixed and Fit for Fall -- Challenge Group now accepting applictions!!

"Success will never be a big step in the future, Success is a small step taken just now." -Jonathon Mrtensson

Of course it is much, much easier to just look at pictures online or in magazines and think to yourself "I really wish I could look like that!" But actually putting in the work to get closer to your goals is sometimes the fire that I lack -- until my first challenge group where I stayed on track and accountable thanks to my amazing coach and other challengers! If it weren't for that last summer - I would still be unhappy and out of shape - guaranteed! 

Now what I want is YOU to give ME 21-30 days of your time! If you are willing to stick to the plan, and step a little out of your comfort zone, the hard work and effort will pay off!! All you need to do is get a Challenge Pack and join my Challenge Group - the fun begins *next week* !!

If you are unsure about this "Shakeology stuff" that I have drank daily for over a year and am constantly taking pictures of -- DON'T!! You will most likely fall in love with it like I have!! Just try it for 30 days, you can use the entire bag of it, and still get your money back if it isn't right for you!

What are you waiting for?! Let's Rock It Out!! Join my team and let's DO this!!
Message me for more details -- spots are filling up for the Rocktober Challenge!!

Fill out an app to get the process rolling, and read a little more about what Challenge Groups are all about!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

*Agave Nectar* -- Baking Substitutions!!

Agave nectar may substituted for part or all of the sugars or liquid sweeteners in many recipes. Drinks, salad dressings, sauces and many desserts are among the easiest substitutions. More experimentation may be necessary when substituting for sugars in recipes containing precise chemistry - for example, cooked candies and some baked goods.

Candy recipes like toffees and nut brittles rely on chemical reactions provided by refined sugars which may be disrupted by substitutions. It may be possible to substitute, but ratios could take some tinkering to produce optimum results.

Similarly, recipes for baked goods containing white sugar may be too sensitive to changes in the moisture level of ingredients. If replacing all the sugar in a recipe (while reducing liquids) does not produce good results, try replacing only half the sugar with agave nectar.
Substituting Agave Nectar for Liquid Sweeteners
Replace each cup of honey with one cup of agave syrup.
Maple Syrup
Replace each cup of maple syrup with one cup of agave syrup.
Brown Rice Syrup
When replacing a cup of brown rice syrup, use 1/2 to 1/3 as much agave, and increase other liquids in the recipe by up to 1/2 a cup.
Corn Syrup
When replacing a cup of light corn syrup, use 1/2 as much agave, and increase other liquids in the recipe by up to 1/3 of a cup. Like corn syrup, agave nectar will not crystallize.
Substituting Agave Nectar for Granulated Sugar
White Sugar
For each cup of white sugar replaced, use 2/3 of a cup of agave and reduce other liquids by 1/4 to 1/3 cup. This substitution will also work for Demerara Sugar, Turbinado Sugar, Evaporated Cane Juice, or Sucanat.
Brown Sugar
For each cup of white sugar replaced, use 2/3 of a cup of agave and reduce other liquids by 1/4 cup. Because the moisture content of Brown Sugar is higher than that of white sugar, liquids may not have to be reduced as much when substituting agave nectar.
Other Considerations
Agave syrup may cause baked items to brown more quickly, so reduce oven temperatures by 25°F is and increase baking time slightly.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Roasting Spaghetti Squash 101

Spaghetti Squash has become one of the staples in my house since I started my journey with the 21 Day Fix!  It is so delicious, simple, and such a GREAT substitute for regular pasta!!  It is so versatile as well -- I can't wait to come up with some more Fix Approved Spaghetti Squash recipes for you all :)
So here is how I like to do it -- and I hope you enjoy!! 

What You Need:

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Fresh Ground Sea Salt & Black Pepper

 What You Need To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2.  Cut in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out seed.
  3.  Use a brush to lightly coat with EVOO, then sprinkle fresh ground black pepper and salt, and garlic powder.
  4. Lay hollow side down on cooking sheet with parchment paper (for easy clean up!).
  5. Cook in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes depending on size of squash

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     If you have EVER thought about becoming a coach, or want Shakeology at a discounted price, you will be able to get the MOST INSANE discount that will save you $115. It is worth the programs ALONE!! They even make amazing holiday gifts!!! 
      First of all, this combo comes with the three newest Beachbody programs: 21 Day Fix, P90X3, and Focus T25.  Each one of these programs has a different approach and different focus.  Each is 30 minutes a day or less and will help you reach your goals through your fitness journey.

      The 21 Day Fix will teach you how to prepare and portion healthy foods, setting the tone for diet and nutrition. The workout portion of 21 Day Fix gives you a variety of different workouts from cardio, strength training, pilates, and yoga. It also includes a modifier in each video. Or, if you’re ready, you can jump into either Focus T25 or P90X3 to get things really rolling.  The best part is that you can use the 21 Day Fix diet approach with either of these other programs!
   And the New Coach Showcase Challenge Pack comes with Shakeology to give you the best results and that one super easy, convenient, delicious meal every single day. Not to mention it helps with building muscle, fat loss, and increasing energy.  Shakeology is the most complete health product of it’s kind on the market. It is complete nutrition and fitness all in one package!

      Stand alone product costs (don’t worry, you wont be paying this much!):
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