YEEHAW!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the latest workout that will be released THIS Wednesday, July 27th!  I’ve done the sneak peek workouts and I must say that it is a BLAST!  I didn’t think that I’d be sweating with some line dancing, but I was wrong!
Here are some details about the program!

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What is Country Heat?
Country Heat is a high-energy, low-impact dance workout that’s so simple and so fun, you’ll love it from the very first step. Each 30-minute routine is packed with easy-to-follow dance moves set to the hottest country music around. All you have to do is follow along and before you know it, you’re scorching calories, burning fat, and melting away the pounds as you reshape your entire body – all in just 30 days. Plus, it comes with an easy-to-follow portion control nutrition plan to maximize your results.
Who should buy it?
Anyone who’s looking for a simple, fun, and effective way to lose weight and get fit. While Country Heat is perfect for beginners, it’s also a great cardio-based workout for people at all fitness levels who like to dance or want to stay in shape. It’s also a great choice for people who like to dance but are intimidated by choreography. There are no complicated moves, no weights or equipment-just follow along and you’ll be dancing right from Day One. Also great for anyone looking for a low-impact exercise program (no jumping or weights).
How is it different from CIZE?
Country Heat’s choreography is simple; all you have to do is follow along! Autumn teaches you two steps at a time, then moves on to the next two steps. And you don’t need to memorize anything.
Country Heat features the hottest country music, using fully licensed songs that you’ve probably heard on the radio. Not only did Autumn pick these songs for their popularity, she specifically matched her moves to the faster and slower beats to create the perfect interval training within each routine. The result? A fired-up metabolism that burns maximum calories and fat-in just 30 minutes a day!

 

What do I get when I purchase the program?
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When you purchase your Country Heat you will get:
– 6 workouts on 3 DVDs in 30 minutes or less.
-7 Color coded portion controlled containers to efficiently help you portion out your food
-Country Heat Nutrition Plan which is an easy to follow guide that has recipes, tips, and more to help you get results.
-30 Days of Shakeology in any flavor
-Quickstart Guide- This is a simple 3 step guide that preps you for your fitness journey by giving you the low down on the nutrition plan and workouts.
-30 Day Calendar so that you know exactly what workouts to do in what order to maximize your results.
-Plus when you get the challenge pack you get access to Country Heat On Demand which means unlimited access to stream Country Heat and all the other workouts to any desktop, laptop, tablet, TV or mobile device.  So you can start your workouts the minute you make your purchase.
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How do I get my hands on this FUN program?
All you need to do is fill out this form and I will be in contact as soon as it is released!  I will provide a group to hold you accountable and support you from start to finish.  I will teach you about the nutrition plan, provide motivation daily and help you to make small changes in your life that will add up to huge changes!
Who’s ready to get their boots on and dance?!  Don’t wait to respond because the new challenge begins on August 1st!

 

GIVEAWAY!

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Thank you ALL for the birthday wishes!!
As I reflect on another year, I can’t help but smile. It’s funny how you think back and just watch things unfold in front of you and you realize that things happen for a reason.
It was about a year ago that I had my results from my first round of the 21 Day Fix Extreme. I thought “WOW, this really works!”. It was at that moment when I realized that programs like it, challenge groups and coaching could be beneficial to other people and I just wanted to help.
I started coaching for the discount ONLY in May 2015. I did not think that I was worthy to coach or motivate anyone. Why would anyone care what I had to say? I wasn’t a fitness expert, I didn’t always eat healthy and I didn’t want to be a yucky sales person. I decided to dive into some of the team trainings for fun. Well, I soon realized that coaching would be the best thing to get through a deployment and the best thing to keep me on track and accountable. It’s so much more than the products.
I am on a team that does charity work/fundraisers for the poor, they run team calls that are motivating and inspiring, there is a focus on building relationships and strengthening marriages above all, they run spiritual groups and book clubs and it’s about helping people in all aspects of life, not just health and fitness. I am so grateful to be surrounded by such amazing people. When Jeff and I had a date night last week, he said that I’m a different person than I was a year ago. Our marriage is the strongest that it’s ever been even after a deployment. If I would not have been a part of my team, things may have been different. I only wish that I could have all of you on that team right along with me. My only regret is that I didn’t jump on board sooner.
I am so thankful that I pushed fears aside reached out to people, started challenge groups and embraced this journey!
Take risks and step outside of your comfort zone. Everything that you could ever dream of is on the other side of fear.
 
Now for the REALLY FUN part! Anyone that would like to jump into a new fitness program, try Shakeology or even join my team during the remainder of this month will be entered to win the latest workout through Beachbody….COUNTRY HEAT! This program will be released next month and I will have the chance to pick up a copy when I go to Summit in Nashville! I will also provide you with the best accountability group that you could have to remain on track and committed to results!
 
8_6505_DIRT-TBB_Pre_Launch_Banner_700x350_TBB_Blog_Main_EN_RevisedWant more info?  Send me a message!

Baby steps

Last week, I decided to write down 10 goals for the week. I’m reading a book right now by Chalene Johnson called Push. It’s about goal setting and priorities.
We have our hands on the steering wheel and we are in control of where we want to go. Sure, things happen that may throw us off track. If we have a map to guide us, we can find our way!
This is why setting goals AND writing them down is so important. Seeing them everyday gives you that motivation to get it done. Writing down your goals week after week will show you what your priorities are.
I was able to meet 6 of my 10 goals this week. Now I know what I want to work on (and continue to work on) this week!
They don’t have to be major life changing goals….baby steps. goals
Try making a list of 10 goals for the week with at least one of them being health related.
What is one of your goals for this week?

NSVs

So many times we are focused on a number on the scale. We get frustrated when that number doesn’t budge and it makes us feel that we aren’t making any progress soooo we say “screw it”. We give up after a week…two weeks or a month.
Take a look at your NON-SCALE victories!
How do you feel? Are clothes fitting differently? Are people noticing that you have a better attitude and you are more positive? Do you have more energy to get through your day? Are you gaining confidence? Keep a journal, take pictures throughout this journey or do whatever you need to do to track.
My non-scale victory today? This moment! Ainsley and I were playing and I picked her up and twirled her around. She felt as light as a feather! I felt STRONG! That kind of stuff builds confidence and the determination to continue on this track.
There are so many other victories that we can have besides weight loss. Why? Because it’s not a quick fix! It’s a lifestyle change!
Focus on progress, not perfection and celebrate every small victory!

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21 Day Fix Extreme results

21 Day Fix results

The 21 Day Fix Extreme….I didn’t think that it would work. I knew that it would keep me eating healthy, but I thought that it would be temporary. I thought that Shakeology was too expensive and that it wouldn’t be worth it. Boy, am I glad that I said “yes!”.

The program, the group support and accountability through coaching is what helped me achieve results that I was proud of for the first time! I stuck with it and it sparked a “lifestyle change” rather than some quick fix.

In 21 days, I transformed the way that I meal plan.  I lost 10 lbs and 13 inches off of my body.  Most importantly, I stuck with this for more than 21 days, I have more confidence, more energy and the desire to continue this path to a healthier me!

Do you need to make a change?  Take my hand and let me guide you along the way!

Hammer and Chisel results

Hammer and Chisel resultsI love seeing transformation photos of others because I know now that they are so much more than a physical transformation. The best part is what you can’t see.
It’s a sense of accomplishment, a lifestyle change, happier days, more energy, better relationships, more confidence, positivity and hope.
I am so happy to say that I completed the Hammer and Chisel program and LOVED it! If I didn’t have the support of my accountability group, I know that I would have stopped.
My weight remained the same but I lost 2 inches around my hips and 1 inch around my stomach. Since June, I’ve lost 10 pounds and 16 inches and it all started with getting my eating on track. I’m so thankful for the 21 Day Fix, for jumping out of my comfort zone by coaching and for focusing on my “why”.
You CAN get results that you want, but you have to be willing to invest in yourself. Know that you are capable and once you believe that, amazing things will come!

Are you looking to make a change?  Let me help you along the way!

 

3 Day Refresh Results

I completed the 3 Day Refresh! It was definitely difficult at times, especially when I had to prepare meals for the rest of the family. Thankfully this was a plan that didn’t involve starving myself or drinking crazy things. I got pretty hungry around the time that I was supposed to eat, but the meals satisfied me until the next one rolled around. The most difficult part was cutting out that morning coffee! I know now that I’m a fan of green tea!😂
On wakeup of day 4, I’m down 1 inch on my belly and 1 inch in my hips. More than anything, it’s a sense of accomplishment and no scale victories. I set a goal and was able to complete. The battery on our scale is broken (which I consider a good thing) so I didn’t track my weight. I was glad that I did this over the weekend because I had a lot of things to keep me busy and distracted.
Day 1= hungry, tired, bloated
Day 2= A little tired but not as hungry. Stayed very active throughout the day for a distraction.
By day 3, I felt that I had more energy and I didn’t feel “blah” and bloated anymore after all of that Spring Break splurging!
I’m glad that I did this! Now onto Hammer and Chisel!

3 day refresh results

Want to give this program a try?  I’m happy to help!

Early Riser?

woman-alarm-clockI have always been one of those people that sleeps until the last possible second during the work week. My husband wakes up about 45 minutes before me and I used to just get so mad that I would hear him get ready and ruin my last moments of beauty sleep. It definitely started my day off on the wrong foot! If the kids woke me up seconds before my alarm went off, I was even frumpier!

I never made time for the gym. I threw a million excuses out there about why I just couldn’t fit it in. I didn’t have the time, the childcare hours didn’t run when I needed it, I was too tired after a long day at work, and when I was home I wanted to be home. Finally, I realized that I had to change something. I felt better when I worked out and I needed to make the time for it. My husband was deploying and I couldn’t rely on him to start dinner and hang with the kids after work.

My best option….5am club!

Geesh, what a HARD thing to do! The first night that I set that morning alarm for 5am I thought that I was crazy! How in the world was I going to get through that next day without that extra hour or two of sleep?! Apparently, I could survive! It took about a week or two to get used to it, but the benefits of how I felt made it all worth it!

Here are my tips for acquiring the motivation to be an early riser!

1. Sleep in your workout clothes
Yes I know…not really the outfit of choice for your spouse! There really is just something about taking that extra step out of the morning routine. It acts as that extra push to get me up and out of the bed! I’m already dressed for it, so I might as well get it done!

2. Don’t check e-mails and read Facebook before you get out of bed!
I know that we have all done it. You roll over, turn off the alarm and you start scrolling through all of the notifications on your phone. This puts you in a reactive state. You are now reacting to all of the messages, drama, and to-do lists that pop up on your phone instead of having control over your morning. Save the phone at least until after the workout is complete!

3. Drink up!
Although there is conflicting viewpoints on whether or not drinking water first thing “reactivates your organs” after that long night of sleep, I just like to go off of how I feel. I’ve always had a hard time getting my daily intake of water. I feel better when I start out my day with a glass of H2O prior to a workout. Try starting your day off with at least 8oz of water before you brew that first cup of coffee.

4. Follow a schedule
I would waste so much time each morning if I didn’t have a workout schedule to follow. I have it hanging on the wall next to my TV and I know exactly which workout I need to complete that day. If I don’t follow a schedule, I’m a mess! I search around, try to find what I’m in the mood for and then I slack off because I pick something easy that doesn’t involve cardio. When I choose (and stick to) a program, I get the best results because I’m forcing myself to do things that I don’t really want to do! That’s discipline!

5. Focus on the positives
I used to roll out of bed with a crappy attitude because I didn’t want to leave the warm bed and get ready for work. I wanted to stay at home and do nothing because it was easy! Well, that’s not reality and I had to get over that. There is no doubt that you feel better after a good workout. When the workout is complete, I like to take time to dive into some personal development, team calls, podcasts, or YouTube videos. Some of my favorites include Bob Proctor and Dani Johnson. I usually play something on my phone as I’m showering and getting ready. Instead of focusing on how tired I am or about the million things I need to accomplish that day, I’m focusing on a positive mindset that is going to help with all aspects of the day.
How many times have you gone to wake up your kids and you yell first thing, “WAKE UP! You’re going to be late! We need to go! Get dressed, brush your teeth and find your shoes!”. Yep, me too! Not only are you showing your stress level, you are stressing them out! Focusing on a positive mindset has helped me to greet them with a smile, a hug, a kiss and a “Good Morning!”.

Think about everything else that you would have time for if you got these things out of the way before the sun comes up! Are you a member of the 5am club?

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