Thursday, February 26, 2015

What is a 21 Day Fix / 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Group?

So, what exactly is a 
21 Day Fix / 21 Day Fix Extreme 
Challenge Group?

First, let me share something with you...

I've never been the type of person who LOVES working out.  I had actually tried P90x and Chalean Extreme on my own in the past after I had my second baby, and I completely and utterly FAILED.  The workouts were long, I made every excuse in the book to skip them because I seriously lacked support and accountability (and, well...because I didn't like working out lol), I had no clue what to eat so I was over-restricting my carbs and calories which made me feel terrible, and I wasn't losing weight so I gave up.  In fact...I've always been the type of person who doesn't finish things.  I had never finished a workout program in my life.  

After watching my friend go through a challenge group and seeing how amazing she looked afterwards I figured...let's do it...if you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done.  And, I wanted the type of results SHE had...and, she made it look so easy and so fun!  I was READY.  I was sick of feeling tired and uncomfortable in my own skin.  I was sick of not fitting into any of my clothes, dreading bathing suit season, and hiding from the camera for family photos (my mom had to dig to find this before pic of me because around this time I didn't take ANY pictures). I wanted my pre-baby body back!  But, I FEARED failure.  Joining a challenge group was definitely a huge leap outside of my comfort zone, but what other choice did I have?

So, I started.  And, I fell in LOVE with my Challenge Group process, the support from the people in it, I felt motivated and finally had the accountability I needed to succeed. For the first time EVER I finished something and actually saw results.  

At the same time I joined a challenge group, I also joined as a coach for extra accountability toward my own goals AND in hopes to better our family's finances.  After my challenge group, I knew I had made the right decision.  I am now paying it forward and coaching others through my version of the same type of group!  My challengers are loving the process, gaining new friends, and seeing results they never thought possible!!  That makes me SO excited!!! I am in love with my job and addicted to helping people.  I've created my challenge groups with a full curriculum to assure my challengers learn a lot, have fun, and ultimately have a great challenge group experience so I can help them become best version of themselves they can possibly be!!

Workout + Nutrition + Accountability + Support = Success!
That is what challenge groups are all about!

My favorite type of challenge group I currently run is a 21 Day Fix / 21 Day Fix Extreme challenge group.  We kickstart this group in a closed Facebook group that looks a little like this:

Only the members within the group can post within the group.
Only the members within the group can SEE the posts within the group.

We begin 7 days of "Prep Week".  

During Prep Week, I will teach you the ins and outs of our color coded nutrition system, I will also teach you what to eat and what not to eat, how to grocery shop for healthy foods, how to food prep to make your week easier, and how to create simple weekly meal plans.  You have the option to SHARE your food prep pics and meal plans with the group to win fun prizes!!

I will show you exactly how to take your measurements and before pictures so you can submit your results to the Beachbody Challenge for a free t-shirt and possible cash prizes!  (Don't worry, you don't have to share your before pictures with the group unless you choose to do so).

We ask and answer LOTS of questions before we begin so you know exactly what to do to get BEST results!
And, Day ONE begins...

Each day I will post 1 morning post to either motivate and inspire you to push towards your goal, to teach you my nutrition tips and share recipes, or to help you transform from the INSIDE out.

I will teach you how to overcome emotional eating, temptations, and I will teach you how to choose healthy options at restaurants.  We motivate and support each other, share successes, and help each other through obstacles.

We share lots of breakfast, lunch, dinner, 
and snack ideas!

We have mini challenges that will help you earn points towards prizes!

You will have my 1 on 1 support as your coach weekly OR daily depending on your choice.  I will hold you accountable to reach the goals you set out for yourself to reach! <3


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Transformation Throwback Thursday!

SHOUT OUT to my 1 on 1 challenger, Tiffany Michele, on her incredible INNER and OUTER transformation!!!  

"I can't even believe that was me!  I hesitate to put "before" and "after" on this because I have come to realize that healthy living and clean eating is a journey without an is a lifestyle choice!  It is a decision I have to make every day!  Some days are definitely harder than others.  So for #tbt I will simply say this represents my starting point on my journey and where I am currently at...And YOU have helped me get to my current place in my journey!  Thank you Lindsey!"

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WHY Become a Beachbody Coach?

WHY become a Beachbody Coach?

Ahhhh Let me count the Blessings!
Here's how it all went down for me! ;)

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My personal reasons for coaching...
  • To stay accountable to my own health/fitness goals.
  • To be able to work from home, in my jammies, and choose my hours.
  • To be able to work with some of my best friends.
  • To be able to work retire my husband from corporate management at age 31.
  • So my husband and I can be present in our children's lives, volunteer at school functions, and not miss a moment -- no BOSS telling us when we can live our lives.
  • I have a "job" that doesn't feel like "work".  To feel like I have a purpose.  Giving and doing for others builds confidence.  Helping people makes my heart happy. <3
  • I am surrounded with positive people daily which has molded me into a happier, more positive person.
  • My success is determined by how many people I help--how many other jobs provide unlimited success and income based on the amount of lives you change?
  • I LOVE social media!

Coaching FAQ's -- What's the Scoop on Coaching?

1.  I don’t have a transformation yet/I don’t look like a Beachbody coach.
When I signed up to be a coach, I had 25lbs of baby weight to lose...I was not at my GOAL body, but I joined a Challenge Group and decided to share exactly what I was doing with the world!  I was so excited.  And, what I realized one relates to PERFECT.  People relate to someone just like themselves who is working towards a goal.  They are inspired by seeing someone just like themselves push through and reach a goal.  So, I shared what I was doing...and, people starting watching me.  When they saw my consistency and hard work starting to pay off, they asked me what I was doing--they actually were ME!!  Crazy. ;)  So, it's that simple.  Commit to YOURSELF and your transformation, show people this really WORKS, and you will inspire...then, you're in business! :)

2. I’m not a salesperson…

Welp...neither am I. :)  This was pretty much my biggest fear.  I have no background in sales, and I have too much pride to be one of those icky, sticky sale people.  I just won't do it. lol  The cool thing about I said above...I SHARE what I do.  I don't SELL.  When people see me sharing my journey, they ask me what I've been doing, and I talk to them about their goals and how I could help them reach them, and I share my story.  When you start thinking about this as SELLING...people feel like you're trying to SELL them something.  Then, they want NO part in it.  But, if you focus on sharing and will succeed!

Here's me...SHARING my Weight Loss Journey on my Facebook page:

3. What if I don’t have time?  I work a full time job!

We all have the same 24 hours in each of our's all about how we use them!  When I signed up to be a coach I owned a permanent makeup business...I was working FULL time, I had a 2 1/2yr old, a 9 month old, and I had a husband who worked 24/7.  I was the epitome of BUSY.  I had thought about coaching for 2 years and always held back because I "didn't have time", but the night my husband came home in tears because he never saw our kids...I knew something had to change.  I signed up that night.  I quickly learned to manage my time.  I created a "Power Hour" for my business each day and focused on building my business.  I squeezed some extra work time in during my lunch break and sacrificed watching TV at night in order to squeeze in a little extra work time. In just 2 1/2yrs we have a full time 6-figure income earning business. It CAN be done. 

4.  Who will ever be part of my team...or buy anything from me?

We focus a lot on personal development, and becoming the best person you can be...for yourself first and foremost, but also so you have the positive mindset to inspire other people.  When you share your journey along with your hobbies/interests and lifestyle on social media, you will attract people just like yourself.  Being YOU is what sets you apart from every other coach.  People don't buy from you because of the products you're selling...they buy from you because they are inspired by watching your journey, they relate to you as a person through your posts, and they feel that you genuinely want to help them. If you focus on sharing and will succeed.  Do you see a pattern here? ;)

Just me being me :)  That's what sets me apart from others :)

5. Is this a pyramid scheme?


Sooooo...within my THREE years as a Beachbody coach, I've had several people ask me, "Is this one of those PYRAMID things?".  Half of the time they are not even SURE what that even MEANS! haha  But, I'll be straight up with you.  I was one of those skeptical people who thought the same exact thing.  I researched extensively to find the real facts before I jumped 2 feet into coaching.  There IS a difference between a "Pyramid Scheme or Scam" and a "Legitimate MLM company".  Here's the scoop!

But, first...FUN FACT:  Did you know that 83% of women who make 
OVER $100,000 per year work for an MLM?  Yep.  That's right. on :)

FACTS from the FTC Guidelines

FTC:  "Pyramid Schemes promise consumers or investors large profits based primarily on recruiting others to join their program, not based on profits from any real investment or real sale of goods to the public."
Beachbody spends millions of dollars every single year on informercials promoting REAL products that help the public achieve REAL results.

FTC:  "Some schemes may purport to sell a product, but they often simply use the product to hide their pyramid structure. There are two tell-tale signs that a product is simply being used to disguise a pyramid scheme: inventory loading and a lack of retail sales."
Majority of Beachbody’s profits come from retail sales from workout programs, Shakeology, and many other supplements. (Retail sales numbers comply with the DSA--more info on DSA requirements listed below).

FTC:  "Inventory loading occurs when a company's incentive program forces recruits to buy more products than they could ever sell, often at inflated prices. If this occurs throughout the company's distribution system, the people at the top of the pyramid reap substantial profits, even though little or no product moves to market. The people at the bottom make excessive payments for inventory that simply accumulates in their basements."
Some people have made the argument that Shakeology is our product that we coaches are “forced” to purchase.  This isn’t the case.  Coaches are NOT required to purchase Shakeology.  Coaches may remain “active” coaches simply by selling retail products.  If a coach sells 1-2 products every 35 days, they are considered an “active” coach.  Whether a coach is “active” OR “inactive”, they are still eligible to receive retail commissions regardless.  Any products coaches purchase can be returned for a full refund if not used.

We have optional lead programs for qualifying coaches who use the products.  Leads are given to coaches who use and love the products.  For example, Shakeology commission based leads are given to coaches who use and love Shakeology so they are able to help the customers who order Shakeology by giving them recipes, tips on how to make it, and opinions on which flavors are best.  As coaches we share our experience with our customers about Shakeology.  Beachbody does not give commission based leads (freebies) to coaches who are not using the products, because without knowledge of the products, it would be difficult to share experience and help the customer.  Same goes for Beachbody on Demand (Live Streaming) and the Meal Planner (within our Club Membership).  Would you rather be assigned a coach who is familiar with how to work the live streaming and meal planner OR a coach who has never used either and is not familiar with them?  If a coach decides not to participate in this optional lead program, they are still just as capable of building a successful business as a coach who does participate in this optional lead program.  

FTC:  "A lack of retail sales is also a red flag that a pyramid exists. Many pyramid schemes will claim that their product is selling like hot cakes. However, on closer examination, the sales occur only between people inside the pyramid structure or to new recruits joining the structure, not to consumers out in the general public."
Aside from from the retail sales sold through infomercials, Beachbody encourages coaches to achieve “Success Club” monthly.  In order to reach Success Club, coaches must help 3-5 new people with their health and fitness who are OUTSIDE of our network.  This means, our income does not come solely from our coaches.  It also comes from new customers monthly who are using our retail products—these customers are NOT within “our structure”.

FTC:  "Ponzi scheme is closely related to a pyramid because it revolves around continuous recruiting, but in a Ponzi scheme the promoter generally has no product to sell and pays no commission to investors who recruit new "members." Instead, the promoter collects payments from a stream of people, promising them all the same high rate of return on a short-term investment. In the typical Ponzi scheme, there is no real investment opportunity, and the promoter just uses the money from new recruits to pay obligations owed to longer-standing members of the program. In English, there is an expression that nicely summarizes this scheme: It's called "stealing from Peter to pay Paul.""
This is basically saying that in a Ponzi Scheme, recruiters make commission off of sign ups with no products being exchanged.  Simply profiting off of people who "buy in".  Beachbody charges a $39.95 coach sign up fee, and coaches do not profit off of this sign up fee.  This $39.95 sign up fee goes directly to Beachbody to start a legitimate business.  Coaches do make commission off of those who sign up to be a coach IF they desire to purchase products during sign up.  Purchasing products during sign up is optional. However, the (recruiting) coaches forfeit any further retail commission from these new coach sign ups because these (new) coaches receive a discount on all future products ordered (which would have been the recruiting coach's retail commission).

FTC:  "Some people confuse pyramid and Ponzi schemes with legitimate multilevel marketing. Multilevel marketing programs are known as MLM's, and unlike pyramid or Ponzi schemes, MLM's have a real product to sell. More importantly, MLM's actually sell their product to members of the general public, without requiring these consumers to pay anything extra or to join the MLM system. MLM's may pay commissions to a long string of distributors, but these commission are paid for real retail sales, not for new recruits.  Unfortunately, the rise in legitimate multilevel marketing was accompanied by a surge in pyramid schemes. Those schemes played off the popularity of MLM or network sales but paid more attention to networking than to selling actual goods."
Beachbody's mission is to "Help End the Trend of Obesity and Help People Live Healthier, more Fulling Lives".  We thrive because of our brand name, well known products that change lives every day.  The general public who purchases our products are not expected or required to join our network (or "MLM system").

"Those who are not aware of the numerous stringent requirements to become a legally compliant Direct Sales Company, should avail themselves to reading and studying the requirements necessary to become an accepted member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA). Beachbody, as a member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) (,  has recently become the recipient of the DSA's " Rising Star Award" ( Companies in the DSA strive to operate the by the DSA code of ethics and spirit of excellence (”

Other Important Facts:
Beachbody holds an A+ rating with the 
Better Business Bureau

Beachbody was featured in Success from Home Magazine which features many LEGITIMATE MLM companies.

My team and I have experienced amazing Success as Beachbody Coaches.  Here's a breakdown of my personal income growth over the past few years:

To Read More about the FTC Guidelines:

So, is YOUR company's structure shaped like a pyramid?

And, just for fun!

6.  I’m an introvert and shy….I don’t know if I can do it.
You guys!!!  I am a TOTAL introvert.  If it weren't for my crazy husband, I may be a hermit--haha...sad, but true :)  What I've found is that introverts are quiet, but we are also creative, compassionate, and have great listening skills.  We thrive when communicating via social media--OH...and we love being, we do awesome in this business.  My business is 95% social media.  I love that I'm able to open the lines of communication when I want to...but, then shut it off when I'm finished and want to be in my own bubble--fellow know what I'm talking about.  ;)

7.  How much does it cost to sign up?
Coming from a past business owner who used to have to pay $600 in rent each month, $100 in utilities, and between $500-$800 monthly in supplies...the overhead to own a Beachbody business is CRAZY low.  The sign up fee is $39.95, and sometimes this fee can even be waived...(ask me how).  There is a monthly fee of $15.95.  These fees cover your personalized websites and maintenance, a customer service center, a shipping department so you do NOT have to buy/carry inventory...and, you don't have to ship the products.  Beachbody does all of this for you.  Your only other inventory is the products you use to get improve your health and get in shape so you're able to share your journey.  Can I just TELL you how awesome it is to own a 6-figure earning business without the crazy overhead I used to have being a small business owner?  

8. What if I FAIL?!?!

You will not fail.  If you tell yourself I WILL DO THIS and you commit to being coachable, I will teach you everything I've done to become a 6-figure earner within 2 years, and you will succeed.  It's all very simple to do, but it's also simple NOT to do.  If you commit to me and our team FITS Dynasty, we will lock arms with you and show you the way.  This is not a SCARY's a new, exciting life venture!  The only way to fail is if you downright quit.  But, think of all the ways this business could improve your life?  It's worth trusting me and trusting the process to be able to live the way you want to me...I'm living it now. FREEDOM is worth the work. <3

9.  How do I get Paid?  How much Money does a Beachbody Coach make?

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Friday, February 20, 2015

How to create a Meal Plan using the 21 Day Fix Container System

I've been getting this question often from my challengers and those who follow my like page:

How do I create a MEAL PLAN?  Meal planning can seem super confusing, but it doesn't have to be complicated.

First, create your list of favorite foods you like from each 21 Day Fix colored container.  Mark how many of each container you are allowed to consume each day based on your 21 Day Fix calorie bracket.  I am creating my meal plan based on my fav foods and a 1200 calorie bracket:

I created this video tutorial to show my challengers how I create my 21 Day Fix meal plans using the template I supply to them in our Challenge becomes SO easy once you get used to meal planning.  Hope it helps!! :)

**Hummus was mentioned in the video as a YELLOW...but, it is a BLUE.  Minor tweaks have been made on the finished meal plan to reflect that change :)  (oops!)

Finished Meal Plan:

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

2 Week P90X3 Transformation

P90X3 - 2 Week Transformation

Check out this 2 week transformation: 
-18lbs in 14 Days and its only the beginning. 
This person is actually one of my close childhood friends. He committed to do P90X3 and Shakeology for at least 90 days. His goal is to get down to 220lb's and he started out at 275lbs. I told him his new goal is to get below 200lbs.

Are you ready to commit to a lifestyle change before its too late??
Are you ready to feel and look better before Spring??
Are you ready to be pushed to hit goals you didn't think were possible??
I am choosing 2 people (male or female) who are ready to turn their lives around. 
If you are ready fill out this form:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Healthy Chicken Marsala - Low Calorie Low Carb Low Fat - 21 Day Fix Extreme Approved

Chicken Marsala is a favorite in our house!!!  These are just about the only mushrooms I will eat ;)
This recipe is our super clean eating version of Chicken Marsala...but, it doesn't sacrifice FLAVOR!!!  My hubby gives it 5 stars!


4 thick Chicken Breast, cut in half (long way)
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
Olive Oil Spray
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Pepper
2 Eggs
2 cups Marsala Wine
2 cup Low Sodium Chicken broth
1-1 1/2 cup diced mushrooms

What to do:

1.  Mix whole wheat flour, salt, and pepper in bowl 

2.  Coat each piece of chicken in egg and then in flour/salt/pepper mixture and set aside.

3.  Pour marsala wine and chicken broth in deep pan. Once heated, add mushrooms and stir. Let simmer, covered for 10min.
4.  Brown each side of chicken with olive oil spray. (do not cook entirely through)

5.  Add browned chicken to marsala/stock/mushrooms. Spoon mixture over chicken and cover until chicken is cooked fully through.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What is the 3 Day Refresh?

What is the Refresh??

The 3 Day Refresh is a Fat Shredding Secret Weapon!!!

Recommendations Pre-Refresh
For those who are not used to eating fresh fruits and vegetables daily, it's recommended that they begin incorporating these foods into their daily diet (for example, a green salad each day during the week prior) and phasing out things like coffee, alcohol and animal proteins. Many will find it helpful to clear the fridge and pantry of tempting foods, so that compliance with the program is easier.

Expectations During the Refresh
When steering the body back to optimal health, there will be bumps in the road; including changes in energy levels, mental clarity, complexion, cravings for food, bowel movements, and even body temperature. All of these are temporary, normal effects of the following a reduced-calorie meal plan.

Overall HealthThe 3-Day Refresh is intended to give users a break from poor eating habits and/or kick start healthy ones. After completing this program, users may feel lighter and healthier overall.  Some may experience improved energy, mood and sleep as well. The program is intended to kickstart healthy nutrition habits which will lead to a healthier lifestyle and overall well-being.


Users are not expected to experience any drastic differences in mood (highs or lows) however some individuals may experience irritability or crankiness given that the caloric load per day is lower than usual them. Any such shifts in mood are temporary and not long-lasting.


Users may experience hunger or craving for foods which are not part of the program during the 3 days, however, these symptoms are temporary. The 3-Day Refresh meal plans is rich in fiber and protein and offers frequent meal, beverage and snack occasions to guard against hunger. Vanilla Fresh shakes taken at lunch and dinner also contain a clinically-tested potato protein extract which helps to curb hunger and cravings. The 3-Day Refresh is a restricted-calorie eating plan. If you find yourself becoming ill or feeling sick/lightheaded during the 3-Day Refresh, you should cease doing the program and consult with your doctor, if necessary.

Weight Gain/Loss  

Weight loss amounts will vary by individual, but most users will experience a weight loss of 3 pounds on average. I have personally lost 5-8lbs in 3 Days!  

Working Out

Because this is a restricted-calorie eating program, we recommend that individuals who wish to exercise during the program limit their activity to mild or moderate levels. For individuals who are used to extreme exercise, we recommend stopping extreme exercise (or tapering down to mild/moderate levels) 2-3 days prior to beginning the program and easing back into higher levels of exertion over the 2-3 days post-Refresh.

Body Aches

Some individuals may experience headaches or body aches during the program given that the caloric load per day is lower than usual. Any such incidences are temporary and not long-lasting.


Improved regularity is a possible benefit of the program. However many users may not be accustomed to the higher levels of fiber in their diet, and this can lead to temporary gas, bloating or constipation. If users get a little gas or bloating, this is a sign that they need to up their fiber levels in general. Fiber promotes satiety, balances blood sugar, promotes cardiovascular health, and keeps the digestive tract functioning. If gas is an issue, there are "low gas-producing" options in the veggie list and dinner recipes in the menu guide. 


Improvement in the quality of sleep is a possible benefit of the program. Sleep irregularities may be experienced by some individuals, however as the body re-calibrates, and moves itself into healthier, systemic functions. Due to the short time period (3 days) of this program, negative sleep pattern changes should not be drastic or long-lasting.

Expectations Post Refresh

Users can expect improved digestion, energy, and some weight-loss. This program is aimed to put users on the right path towards better overall health. Please refer to the "Maintaining your Results Post-Refresh" section of the Program Guide for additional tips.

Here is a fun instructional video on how to drink the fiber sweep.