Coming To The UK!

IT WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED!  UK GET READY!

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The Beachbody coaching Opportunity is coming to Great Britain, fall 2017! I’m already preparing to form a UK team and I’d LOVE to get you into. So get ready in advance ahead of the pack! If you have been watching and waiting for this opportunity from afar for all of these years, and anxiously waiting to be a coach yourself, I want to give you the opportunity to become affiliated with a TOP 10 team!

I am SO EXCITED we will be expanding our fitness family into the UK market! My husband and I are planning so many moves over the next few years and who knows we may end up in the UK at some point!

I can’t yet tell the exact date coaching will be opened up to you, but if you want to be the first to know about it, MAKE SURE YOU MESSAGE ME so you can get started on the ground floor in the UK on this fabulous fitness and health journey with us!

 

 

 

Matcha Pink Drink Smoothie


This looks so amazing, can’t wait to try this!! Shakeology is already delicious and mega nutritious, but they added Matcha to this recipe. Whoa, who needs Starbucks fancy drinks that have zero nutritional value and hello to my new healthy summer drink of choice!

Matcha Fact: “Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial. One specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) makes up 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea. Out of all the antioxidants, EGCg is the most widely recognized for its cancer fighting properties.”

Matcha Pink Drink Smoothie

Ingredients

For Bottom Layer:
½ cup coconut water
½ cup ice
½ scoop Vanilla Vegan Shakeology
1 Tbsp. unsweetened matcha powder

For Top Layer:
½ cup coconut water
½ cup ice
½ scoop Vanilla Vegan Shakeology
½ cup fresh (or frozen) strawberries
Instructions

Place coconut water, ice, Shakeology and matcha in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
Pour into serving glass. Place glass in freezer while you blend the next layer.

Notes:
Make sure the matcha powder you use is unsweetened and does not contain other additives.
If you do not want to make this drink in layers, you can blend all ingredients together to make a delicious smoothie!

Calories: 239

Portion Fix Containers
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1 Red
½ Yellow

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Post Weekend Blog – Take me out to the ballgame

18556189_10213359867250993_6379473785568943885_nGood fun with good friends! Norfolk Tides!! I’ve loved baseball since I was a wee little girl.  There’s something about the smells, the field, and the sounds of the announcer and bats cracking the ball, umpires yelling strike that just hearkens back to a simpler time.

 

And it was apparently a night when our husbands all decided it was look silly and make faces night. So yeah, going to a baseball game is kinda like going to disney, everyone’s a kid again!

 

 

 

It was so cold! Oh my gosh, it’s nearly June and we were freezing by the end of the game! But it was fun and the Tides cam from behind for a big 9th inning comeback win! Plus it was a fireworks night!!!

 

💛 Friendship 💛

Norfolk Tides

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Post Weekend Blog – Hands Across The Sand

18588934_1314472921939746_6418179450578168124_oWow, we had a super busy weekend! And this is how Saturday began, Hands across The Sand at the Virginia Beach oceanfront with Oceana Virginia , Chesapeake Bay Group -Sierra ClubMothers Out Front – Mobilizing for a Livable Climate, Surfrider VB, several more climate/environmental organizations and hundreds of concerned citizens and activists. Our goal is awareness –  🚫Don’t Drill VA!

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Caroline Wood – Oceana

We had an amazing turnout! We drew a human line in the sand in protest to drilling off our coast and in support of clean energy, like offshore wind. Off shore drilling would have a profound negative impact on our environment, our local businesses, our beaches and our citizens.

 

 

This weekend has only reinforced that fact that we have to be even more vocal and more active within our communities politically to be the change and keep our country beautiful, clean and environmentally safe!

 

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The Painted Mermaid

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      0d974046b5eb280c420206bdb5de90ea_mermaid-tail-by-linzee777-mermen-clipart-without-background_300-300I LOVE Dolphins

                 0d974046b5eb280c420206bdb5de90ea_mermaid-tail-by-linzee777-mermen-clipart-without-background_300-300I LOVE anything that has to do with the sea 

 

It’s a newer obsession of mine, seeking my artistic side. Art and crafty type hobbies were not something I grew up with. I came from a very practical household. Artsy type endeavors were considered frivolous and a waste of money and time. This kind of sentiment is something that’s been bred into me and my own nature. To a point I was kind of fearful of it. 

But now as I explore more and more that artsy side of myself I’m finding it to be really meditative and so good for my state of mind. I will definitely be throwing myself more and more into areas of life I’ve avoided because of how I was raised. It’s mind expanding and liberating to try out simple things like painting that were never part of my childhood.

Thanks to The Mermaid Factory for a fun place to create, dream, imagine, grow and allow us all to nurture the artist within We’ll be back to do the dolphin!

 

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
― C.S. Lewis

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It’s about a girl who is on the cusp of becoming someone.. A girl who may not know what she wants right now, and she may not know who she is right now, but who deserves the chance to find out.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

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“Everything seemed possible, when I looked through they eyes of a child.
And every once in a while; I remember,
I still have the chance to be that wild.”
― Nikki Rowe

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“We nurture our creativity when we release our inner child. Let it run and roam free. It will take you on a brighter journey.”
― Serina Hartwell

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“Acknowledge your inner child. Even though we have found the light in ourselves today, we sometimes forget to heal old wounds of our past. Your inner child still needs to be loved in order to heal the complete self.”
― Karen A. Baquiran

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🌺Happy Mother’s Day🌺

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To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you

To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you

To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you

To those who experienced loss this year through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you

To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.

To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, *dad/male moms, and spiritual moms – we need you

To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you

To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you

To those who lost their mothers/*grandmothers/etc this year – we grieve with you

To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience

To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst

To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you

*To all who are Fur Mom’s who deal with Mom type heartaches, Mom type bills and Mom type heartache at their accomplishments, funny antics, and always too soon, their passing, our (my) heart is very much with you

And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.

 Stolen (and *edited slightly) with love from my friend Michelle & her friend Tiffany…feel free to steal the love!

31-Day Squat, Lunge and Pushup Plan

A little late, but I just saw this article and challenge. I’m game, how about you?

You can always modify when needed:

  • don’t squat a full extension
  • just lunge as deep as you can
  • do pushups on your knees, or with arms up on a weight bench. Or do them off a wall.

THE 31-DAY PLAN

Start by doing 10 reps of each exercise on Day 1, and then add one rep per exercise every day for 31 days. By Day 31, you’ll be doing 40 reps of each exercise, adding up to a whopping 120 reps that day — and 420 reps over the course of a month.

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For tips and proper techniques go to:MyFitness Pal