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P90 is Officially Here!! What are the details and how can I get it?

P90 is Officially Here!! What are the details and how can I get it?

The biggest buzz to hit the fitness world is happening now. This is a program that is created by Fitness trainer and expert Tony Horton.  You may also know him from workouts like P90X, and the 10 minute trainer. He has created some world class extreme home fitness programs.  But something is missing!  There are people out there that can’t or don’t want to do extreme home fitness but they literally just want to get started.

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Maybe you haven’t worked out in years and you want to get back into this healthy lifestyle.  So Tony created a program JUST FOR YOU!  Take the extreme out of your vocabulary because this program is just what you need!

No matter what your age or ability level you can complete P90.  It is a 90 day home fitness program that gradually increases in intensity as YOU become fitter and stronger.

You do not have to go to the EXTREME to get extreme results.

Why is P90 Effective?
Well P90 using a training system called sectional progression. Tony eases you into a variety of cardio, strength, and stability moves that work the back, shoulders, chest, biceps, triceps,
and legs—and every move helps strengthen and flatten the abs. These routines don’t get harder until you’re ready for the next challenge. Then, just when you’ve mastered those moves, he ups the ante a little more. These 10 new P90 workouts are arranged in 3 Progressive Phases. Each new phase of P90 is designed to gradually ease your body past its old limits. So after 30 days of P90, you’re leaner and more solid; after 60 days, you’re seeing muscles you’ve never noticed before; and by Day 90 you can finally have that lean, strong body you could once only dream about.

Who is P90 for?
Fitness rookies- those just wanting to get started.
People who used to be in shape but got side tracked over time
People with past injuries who want a low impact effective workout.
People who would like to do a Tony Horton workout but cannot go extreme.
Power 90 lovers- this is your new revamped, new moves version.
People who have done P90X, X2 or X3 and want to maintain their results.

What’s the benefits?

10 workouts on 4 DVDs : Each of P90’s 3 progressive phases are designed to
gradually ease your body past its old limits. So after 30 days of P90, you’re leaner and more solid; after 60 days, you’re seeing muscles you’ve never noticed before, and by Day 90 you can finally have that lean, strong body you could once only dream about. The workouts are anywhere from 25-45 minutes long.

Simple Kitchen Nutrition Guide: No complicated shopping lists. No calorie counting.
Just everything you’ll need to put together 90 days of healthy meals you’ll love to eat.

4 Step Power Plan: Do these four things on Day One, and you’ll dramatically
increase your chances of success. Think of them as Tony’s Golden Rules for getting AMAZING results.

Resistance Band: Forget buying weights! You won’t believe all the ways Tony sculpts your body by adding this easy-to-carry tool to your moves. Looks simple . . . but it’s pure workout power!

6 Day Shred: Want REAL results in a hurry? You won’t have to wait long with this FREE Bonus Gift. See why we call it the Fastest Body Transformation Ever Created!

90 Day Workout Calendar: The secret behind P90 isn’t just the workouts—it’s doing them in the right order. Cross off every day as you get closer to the body you really want.

How Much Space do I need: You only need enough space to step from side to side.

P90

P90

It all began for me with the original Power 90. So when I heard Tony Horton did a remake, of this classic, for the 21 century I was ecstatic! So here it is just released P90.

You can do this program, even if you think you can’t do the others, and you may be right about that,  you can do this one. Trust me. This is fitness for you.

Do it with me in my next challenge group. We begin on Oct. 6!

Get ready to feel great.

 

 

Happiness is a learned skill

Happiness is a learned skill

I have this crazy idea! Why not treat happiness as a skill?il_570xN.419402149_jxhn

I mean, we learn all kinds of things in life, right? What do you suppose would happen if you start doing more of the things that make you happy, and less of the other things. For example, I love to read, and for a long time I got away from it. I would sit down at the end of my day, and instead of picking up a book or magazine, I would turn on the TV. The TV distracted me, and I found myself just losing my mind to it. I even told my husband I wanted to get rid of it! Yea, he said you’re crazy! Since getting rid of it is not an option, I went out and bought a good lamp, cleaned my reading glasses, and now, I read.

Making compromises, as you move in the direction of happiness in never a bad thing.

4 Tips to begin.

1. Create a list of all the things that make you smile. Thinking about them  will immediately make you feel better. It can be something in the moment, or a long range plan.

2. Try new stuff. Play with the possibilities and be open to finding new ways to add happiness to your life. You never know what you will discover.

3. Take action to bring happiness into you life. You are in charge of your own happiness. You create the space, make the time, or plan for the future.

4. Guard your happiness. Become aware of the many ways others drain you. Even people you love. Manage how much time you spend with them.

Finally, from the Good Book….. Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Philippians 4:8 The Message

What will you choose to do today that will make you happier?

 

Bacon Basil Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Bacon Basil Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

I would never think to combine bacon with sweet potatoes.  I found this recipe on a Paleo website. I don’t follow the Paleo principle. I am much more flexible in my food that that. I personally don’t believe in eliminating whole food groups or think I should never have something again. Having said that, I certainly don’t discriminate either. Paleo has some amazing recipes. And this one… Its going down tonight!!
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Bacon Basil Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Prep time 15 mins.. Cook time 45 mins.. Total time 1 hour
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (go for the more round and plump ones)
  • 5-6 strips uncured bacon, diced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 4-5 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup dry roasted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Using a fork, poke holes everywhere in your sweet potatoes. Place on a baking sheet and cook for around 25-35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft to the touch. (you want them cooked all the way through)
  3. While sweet potatoes are cooking, throw you diced bacon in a pan over medium heat and let cook through.
  4. Once the bacon is cooking, add your basil and almonds to a food processor, turn on and slowly add your olive oil. Once combined, add your lemon juice and a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
  5. When your bacon is done cooking, remove from heat but leave in the pan.
  6. After your sweet potatoes are done cooking, let cool for about 5 minutes then cut in half lengthwise and remove the insides, being sure not to tear away the skin. That could get messy.
  7. Place the insides in the pan with the bacon then add your basil pesto to the pan with bacon and sweet potatoes.
  8. Use a fork to mash the sweet potatoes while combining with the pesto and bacon.
  9. Now scoop sweet potato mixture back into the sweet potato skins and top with a bit of salt and pepper.
  10. Place back into the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until sweet potatoes have a tiny bit of char to them!
  11. Consume! Boom!
  12. Add the insides of the sweet potatoes directly
Do this Every Morning

Do this Every Morning

The thing I learned is that it’s not fair to be mad at my body for looking a certain way, feeling a certain way, and for it not to be able to do everything I want it to do, if I’m not willing to do everything possible to take great care of it.

Weight loss doesn’t happen out of resentment for yourself, it has to come from a place of love for yourself.

Set your mind right every morning by being thankful that you woke up.

Take a few minutes, have a meeting with yourself, and set your intentions on the things that are most important to you.

Just think of how much damage we do in our lives when we compromise, even if it’s just a little bit here and a little more there. Be prepared with a plan for the day; And take your responsibility seriously. There is nothing about apathetic living that makes anyone happy, healthy and loving life.

Your weight is an account of how you eat. It’s time to wake up and realize, you are the only one who can do something about it.

Let your life be a witness, and love it!

 

Become who you want to become!

Become who you want to become!

998264_10201252124483044_1742118448_nIf you want to be a weight lifter, lift weights. If you want to be a runner, run. If you want to be a swimmer, swim. If you want to be an early bird, get out of bed. If you want to be happier smile more. If you want to lose weight and get your life back, lose weight and get your life back. You don’t have to wish you were “one of those people” who somehow do or have what you want. You can become anything. 

What I’ve learned…. forget about the things you didn’t do yesterday, and go do the thing you want to do now. Life is about who you are becoming… GO Become!!

Break the rules!

Break the rules!

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Getting older is just a number… I am certain I am in much better shape and healthier now then I was in my 20, and 30‘s and 40’s. Look at me and  Tony Horton, both born in ’58! What?? It’s true!!

Are there really rules to follow as you get older?

Getting older is just a number. The idea you hold in your head about age can actually be holding you back from living your life. Who ever decided you should cut your hair after you turn 40? Or that “we all gain weight as we get older” and rules like “its way harder to lose weight after you turn 50! Or you shouldn’t exercise to hard. Ask yourself, why not?

Really, where do these limitations come from and which ones have you allowed to take hold in your mind?

Believe it or not, its these kinds of ‘ideas’ that often run in our subconscious and hold us back from achieving our own personal greatness, at any age.

The Games of Life are yours to play! Fitness, nutrition, weight loss are games, and guess what?? You get to make the rules! Winning is your responsibility. Most people just go through the motions with no real commitment. But you don’t have to play like that any more. You can become a Great Player in the games of life.

Join my team! Surround your self with players who are serious about playing their game. We support each other and we ALL WIN!

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It’s not gonna happen!

It’s not gonna happen!

972325_574709512588553_714145543_nWhen I see pics of people with there abs showing, I think to myself, I wish I could do that too. but in reality, or maybe its deep down inside me, I don’t want to show my bare abs to the world.Do you have to see them to know I am fit? If you do, then thats not my problem. Do you do that to? Compare yourself to ever gorgeous ab exposing beauty on FB, and pinterest, and magazine covers?  STOP it. You are beautiful enough, and as long as you are in the process of taking great care of you, you don’t have to show your abs to prove anything. You can be a BadAss without ever exposing to much skin!

 

Make fun snacks your kids/grandkids will love to eat

Make fun snacks your kids/grandkids will love to eat

14963_10203129881548259_5350515817168174475_nWhat could be better than sharing fun and healthy food with those you love most? All it takes is a little creativity and a simple how to.

Just take a #18 frosting tip and put it in the corer of a ziploc freezer bag. Fill with peanut butter and top each banana. The sprinkle with whatever. Chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, coconut etc. Even more fun, let them be part of the creation!