Meal Planning

Are you a planner or a go with the flow kind of person.  I am more of a go with the flow type of person except when it comes to cooking.  We try to plan out our meals each week so that we can keep our food budget low.  We don’t eat many if at all any processed foods so it takes time to plan everything out so that I am not in the kitchen all day.  M wouldn’t let me be in the kitchen anyways.  We have tried a few ways of planning but a great one I found to get started is called the No Plan Menu Plan.  It is pretty healthy, set up easily to follow, and includes over 20 weeks of meals.  They are bit too animal protein and dairy based for me but you can very easily make some changes to the recipes to make them work for you and your family.

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This week I tried my own hand at planning in this same style and so far we are 2 for 2 in delicious meals.  Saturday we had crunchy orange cauliflower over rice and today we had red beans and rice.  Both were vegan and delicious and what I needed.  Last week I said I had to get back on the plan that is best for me and look at that one step in the right direction.  High five me!!!

Now this week it’s all about getting back into the work out phase.  I am not sure what program to go with right now.  I have so many that I love.  I could do Piyo again, 21 Day Fix, T25, Les Mills Combat… really the list goes on and on.  Maybe I should just go with the flow and go with what makes sense that day.  I dunno.  My intuition is saying Piyo and I have yet to finish that program from start to finish so maybe I should start that one over.  Hmmm, thoughts anyone?  Well here’s to staying on the path of being the best, healthiest me I can be!

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Challenge Group!

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I am looking for 8 ladies who want to tone their butt, hips, thighs and make a total body transformation. This group will be limited so I can devote a lot of time helping you achieve your goals. Exercises are low impact with a dance-like feel and upbeat music. Contact me for more information.

Start Date: Monday, August 18

Registration Closes: Monday, August 8.

Contact: oneleafwellness@gmail.com or message me here!

 

Internship Opportunity

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I’m opening up 3 new apprentice spots (cannot already be a coach) for people that want to learn from me to do what I do as a Beachbody Coach. You do NOT already have to be in shape. 3 people ONLY so the first people to respond and complete the requirements will be accepted into this internship program.

You need to be willing to commit to a professional growth program. Internship for the first 3-6 months where you will learn from me and what I do with my business & understand how to do it yourself. Then pay can be around $500-$1,000 -weekly- (over $50,000 annually) for the next 6-12 months. You can expect that number will double or even triple >IF YOU FOLLOW< the to do list I give you and are consistent with your work. You have absolute control over income based off of your ability to follow my simple 3 step road map.

-Must want a big crazy family that will support you and love you NO MATTER WHAT(this is a non-negotiable)
-Must be a self starter with a positive attitude
-Do NOT already have to be in shape but must be willing to lead by example and begin your journey to health
-Must be a TEAM player
-Must be teachable

Our 8 week new coach training kick-off begins SOON so comment below  or go here and fill out the form for more information.

Differences and Challenges

I am a true believer that we are our own worst enemy’s, especially when it comes to weight loss and getting healthy.  It is so hard to see the small changes that happen week to week and if that scale isn’t moving we sometimes feel like a failure.  I am proof that even small changes will equal to big and long lasting changes in the end!  I am just into day 2 of week 3 of Hip Hop Abs.  One of the best things I decided to do was take progress pictures from week to week.  This really helps you step back from yourself and see the small changes happening.
HHA week 3I mean I don’t feel like I have changed much, but when I look at these photos next to each other I am proud of the progress I have made!  I have had a few people ask what my secrets are to staying on track and accountable.  There are two things really that have helped me tremendously.

  1. Drinking Shakeology:  This meal replacement drink has been my savior really.  I am a busy mama who has a 4 month old that is going through a don’t put me down and I don’t really want to nap phase.  This was leading me to either miss meals or just grab something convenient (which was usually tortilla chips).  Now I am getting tons of nutrients and vitamins in a simple shake.  I have been replacing 1 meal a day since I started Hip Hop with shakeology and some days even 2 meals a day.
  2. Becoming a Beachbody Coach:  To be a coach you do not have to have a degree, perfect body, or be a personal trainer.  Instead you just have to be a person who is working on themselves, believe in the Beachbody products, and want to help others do the same.  I do have a certificate in health coaching, but since adding Beachbody coaching to my practice I have been so much better at keeping myself healthy.  The reason is because I post everything I am doing on lots of social media sites.  If I were to skip a day I know I have people who would be wondering what is going on.  This has helped me workout on those days I would rather sit on the couch.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities (workouts, shakeology, or coaching) do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

Now on to the challenge.  Since I am seeing such awesome results at getting rid of the excess baby weight and toning my body back up I wanted to help support others wanting to do the same.  I am hosting a Fit Mama Challenge through Facebook and couldn’t be more excited. As of right now only have 9 spots left in my challenge!!!  Here is the flyer:

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If you are interested at entering my challenge group please contact me ASAP so that we can get you in.  You can contact me either through here or my email: oneleafwellness@gmail.com

 

A Difference A Week Makes

Since having my son I have been working on losing the excess weight I gained with him.  I also want to tone my body back up so I can be one hot mama.  Just kidding, not really.  Right before I got pregnant I was at my goal weight, feeling great, and healthy.  While I am still healthy, this body is just not the same.  I didn’t expect it to be, but I do want to be fit again.  I want my son to grow up knowing that physical fitness is just as important as emotional, spiritual, and mental wellness.  It doesn’t mean you need to be skinny or a certain size but at a place where you feel good and your body is working in a healthy way.

I used to be the queen of get started and fizzle out when it came to working out.  I hate going to the gym, I hate running (though I always try to like it a couple times a year), and I don’t want to spend hours doing a video.  I decided to try Hip Hop Abs which is a Beachbody program developed by Shaun T (also developed Insanity and T25).  I had done Insanity in the past and liked it and thought this dance your way to fit would be a great way to get back in the game.  It’s a 30 day program and I thought to myself I can do this.  I won’t fizzle out like I had in the past.  I now had to be accountable as others were watching my journey via social media and I wanted to inspire others who may be in a situation like me to get back in the game.

I can tell you, it’s not easy finding work out time while having an almost 4 month old who always wants your attention.  Thanks to the support of my husband we are finding time to work out.  Right now my hubby works out first, he’s currently doing T25 and once he’s done and showered he buts M to bed while I get my workout in and shower.  It’s been working well for us so far.  The other way I could do it is when M is taking a nap but currently he’s on a napping strike so I don’t think I’d get a whole one in.  The other thing I have been doing is having my Shakeology shake every day.  Both my hubby and I use it to replace 1 meal a day.  It’s been great when I don’t have time to make something cause of a clingy baby.

So how much a difference can only 1 week make?  A visible one.

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Life With A Baby

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Life for me has changed dramatically since little M has entered the world.  I knew life would change but you can’t really prepare for how much when you really don’t know.  I mean I should get a gold star for the few times baby M let’s me go to the bathroom without screaming at me!  I also a new stay at home mom and I can tell you it’s one of the hardest yet most rewarding jobs I have ever had!  With all these changes I am slowly learning how to take care of me.  Yes first time moms to be you need to relearn how to take care of yourself and not feel guilty about it.  What that means is it’s time for me to get back into shape, start brushing my hair, and just maybe putting on real clothes and not sweats all day.

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I recently became a BeachBody Coach not only to make my family some money but to start working out.  In the past I have loved all their products and I know how well they work.  I recently signed up with a challenge pack which is a workout series plus shakeology.  I was skeptical of shakeology but after doing a lot of research and talking with others I have found it to be an awesome tool in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  My goal is to lose the last 20 pounds I gained with my son.  I gained over 40 total but the first 20 pretty much fell off.  I also want to tone up my body, since it has become one jiggly mess.

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I am also working more on my business.  I am a holistic health coach that prior to M being born was working on setting up so that I could do it from home.  This is another reason why I am excited about BeachBody.  It is going to be a great addition to helping others through their wellness journey.  So this Mamma is putting her going out in public pants and starting to figure out this whole working at home, having a baby, and living life.