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Happy Halloween!

Halloween is upon us and what that can often mean is a crazy day of running to Target to grab candy, picking the kiddos up from school & practice, and then off to Trick or Treat or to a Festival. Hoping that the rain holds out in the DFW area, and our kids can go out with friends to have some fun! They will then return with buckets of candy, and we will have leftover candy at our house - sugar filled fun! A great alternative is to be the "healthy house" in the neighborhood - buy small boxes of raisins or trail mix! There is nothin' wrong with that!  Another great tip for younger kiddos - is to give them a container that is a bit smaller than a pillowcase. That way, they can fill up a small container and be good to go! 

For us parents, its so tempting to grab some of that leftover candy and mindlessly snack away. Look at this before hand to help keep a good perspective on what you are taking in... 

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Here are some fun healthy recipes we have found to go alongside your Halloween evening! What plans do you have for tomorrow night? Any great costume ideas out there? 

     Total Time:  45 min.   Prep Time:  5 min.  Cooking Time:  40 min.  Yield:  6 servings, about ¼ cup each   Ingredients:  Seeds from one medium pumpkin, rinsed (about 1½ cups) Water ½ tsp. sea salt 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil ½ tsp. cayenne pepper (or garlic powder, seasoning salt, or 1 Tbsp. curry powder) (to taste; optional)   Preparation:  1. Preheat the oven to 300° F. 2. Place seeds, water (2 cups water for every ½ cup of seeds), and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; gently boil for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Dry with paper towels. 3. Coat baking sheet with oil; spread pumpkin seeds on baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until seeds are lightly browned. Let cool completely.  Tip: For flavored seeds, coat with one or more suggested spices before baking.   Nutritional Information (per serving):   Calories: 187  Fat: 17 g  Saturated Fat: 0 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 192 mg  Carbohydrate: 3 g  Fiber: 2 g  Sugar: 0 g  Protein: 10 g     Source: http://www.teambeachbody.com/eat-smart/recipe/-/rcp/15286

 

Total Time: 45 min.

Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 40 min.
Yield: 6 servings, about ¼ cup each

Ingredients:
Seeds from one medium pumpkin, rinsed (about 1½ cups)
Water
½ tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
½ tsp. cayenne pepper (or garlic powder, seasoning salt, or 1 Tbsp. curry powder) (to taste; optional)

Preparation:
1. Preheat the oven to 300° F.
2. Place seeds, water (2 cups water for every ½ cup of seeds), and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; gently boil for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Dry with paper towels.
3. Coat baking sheet with oil; spread pumpkin seeds on baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until seeds are lightly browned. Let cool completely.

Tip: For flavored seeds, coat with one or more suggested spices before baking.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 187

Fat: 17 g

Saturated Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 192 mg

Carbohydrate: 3 g

Fiber: 2 g

Sugar: 0 g

Protein: 10 g

 

Source: http://www.teambeachbody.com/eat-smart/recipe/-/rcp/15286

     Total Time:  50 min.   Prep Time:  10 min.  Cooking Time:  40 min.  Yield:  8 servings, ½ apple each   Ingredients:  4 medium apples, cored 1 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces ¼ cup brown sugar, packed 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. ground ginger ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg 1 dash ground cloves   Preparation:  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. 2. Combine oats, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and butter in a small bowl; mix with a fork until crumbly. 3. Fill apples evenly with oat mixture. 4. Place in an 8 x 8-inch pan; add water. Cover lightly with aluminum foil. 5. Bake for 20 minutes; remove foil, continue to bake for 20 minutes, or until apples are fork tender.    Nutritional Information (per serving):   Calories: 100  Fat: 2 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 4 mg  Sodium: 4 mg  Carbohydrate: 22 g  Fiber: 3 g  Sugar: 16 g  Protein: 1 g     Source: http://www.teambeachbody.com/eat-smart/recipe/-/rcp/226930626/all/89/75

 

Total Time: 50 min.

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 40 min.
Yield: 8 servings, ½ apple each

Ingredients:
4 medium apples, cored
1 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 dash ground cloves

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Combine oats, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and butter in a small bowl; mix with a fork until crumbly.
3. Fill apples evenly with oat mixture.
4. Place in an 8 x 8-inch pan; add water. Cover lightly with aluminum foil.
5. Bake for 20 minutes; remove foil, continue to bake for 20 minutes, or until apples are fork tender.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 100

Fat: 2 g

Saturated Fat: 1 g

Cholesterol: 4 mg

Sodium: 4 mg

Carbohydrate: 22 g

Fiber: 3 g

Sugar: 16 g

Protein: 1 g

 

Source: http://www.teambeachbody.com/eat-smart/recipe/-/rcp/226930626/all/89/75

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P90X Dallas was a Success!

This past Sunday we met with over 200 participants to workout alongside the P90X creator, Tony Horton. He flew down to the Lone Star State to show us a preview of P90X3, and let's just say...It was awesome. The cardio workout will stretch you like never before and leave you wanting more. We also had a chance to hear Tony's Top Tips for reaching your fitness goals and several success stories from Beachbody coaches. We also had a Q&A session with Tony and had the chance to take a closer look into his diet and his workout routine. The day was finished with a P90X Yoga session. We had a blast and have gotten to hear some neat stories from people that have attended the event.  Thank you to everyone who came out to the event! We had a great time and a BIG thank you to all the volunteers that helped at this event! 

Anyone out there attend the event? What was your favorite part?  

Go to our home page to see the pictures from the event!  

 

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P90X3 Is Coming!

Newest Workout: P90X3  

Beachbody is coming out with P90X3 this Holiday Season!  

P90X3 is going to be a 30 minute intensive workout that will require focus and persistence, but in the end create fabulous results. The program will have 20 different workouts and last for 90 days. This program is unlike any other. Tony extracted the best of the best out of P90X & P90X2 to create P90X3. You just need 30 minutes and you are done for the day. 

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 Eager to see what P90X3 is all about? Well good news, friends! 

You can see a sneak peak to P90X3 on October 20th in Dallas, Texas. 

Tony Horton is coming to Dallas to show us an exclusive preview to this new workout during an all day event. It is one that you CANNOT miss out on. The event will include 2 master class workouts, a Q&A session with Tony, Top Tips Presentations from Tony and Founding Beachbody Coaches, and much more... 

To sign up CLICK HERE!  

 

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P90X is coming to Dallas!

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Sunday - October 20, 2013 - Tony is Coming to Texas, Y'all  

Tony Horton, the creator and guru of P90X, is coming to Dallas, Texas and you cannot miss out on this event. We are so excited to invite our good friend Tony back down here to the Lone Star State for another all day event filled with awesome tips and master class workouts. The day will include 2 P90X workouts, a Q&A session with Tony, a photoshoot opportunity with Tony, and Top Tips Speeches from Tony & Founding Beachbody Coaches.  

General Admission

- P90X Cardio Workout Led by Tony Horton

- P90X Yoga Workout Led by Tony Horton

- P90X Gear Shopping Opportunity

- Exclusive Q&A Lunch with Tony

- Access to Professional Event Photography

- Fitness to Business Session with Founding Beachbody Coaches

-Top Tips from Tony Horton

$89-


 

VIP Experience 

- All the Perks of General Admission

- Professional Photo with Tony Before Workouts

- Early Entrance to Both Workouts to Grab the BEST Spot

- P90X Event T-Shirt

- P90X Event Water Bottle

- VIP Seating for Q&A Lunch

Only 80 Spots Available – Register Now! 

$149-

 

Hurry the VIP spots are almost GONE! 

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You will get VIP access to all the sessions to get the best seating available! You will also get your picture taken with Tony by a professional photographer. Not to mention the P90X gear you will leave with! 

 

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Back to School!

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The end of August is almost here... back-to-school sales have begun, the weather will soon be cooling down (fingers crossed!) and kids will soon be headed to their next year of school. Seriously - Where has the time gone?! This new season is right around the corner, and with that comes so much busyness with new schedules and after-school activities for the kiddos. It always seems like we are always on-the-go! With this crazy schedule, our own personal fitness can easily be pushed to the back of our brain - you know, back there with all the other tasks we have all been procrastinating...cleaning our closets, for example. It is so easy for us to want to hit snooze to get in a few more minutes of sleep, and then before we know it the day is busy, busy, busy until we put our feet back into bed.

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Let this autumn be a bit different. Let's FALL into a new routine that will be oh-so-easy to fit into anyone's schedule. Shaun T., the creator and instructor behind Insanity, has a new workout called FOCUS T25. And you can get your workout done in just 25 little tiny minutes. Crazy! Swap out a few minutes from Facebook surfing and Pinterest pinning, to put yourself first and get so much in return! You will find so much more energy in your day and when done 5 days a week with the correct nutritional guide, you will see great results!

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This workout requires no equipment just FOCUS. You have to sign over 25 min. to Shaun T. for him to push you hard but in return you are DONE for the day. One of the best aspects of this workout is that you can do it right at home in your living room. No need to tack on extra time getting over to the gym, just flip on the TV while the kids are doing homework or taking a nap.

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As some of y'all may know, I had the awesome opportunity to be in the test group for this product before it hit the shelves. I got amazing results - even with being a busy mom with 2 growing boys, owning my own business, and being an active member in the community - I lost 21 pounds and 14 inches! It is so do-able! Just carve out those 25 min. and FOCUS on you! You will be amazed at how great you feel. It comes with a nutritional guide with easy meals to make, and a workout schedule. Plus you get me as your personal motivator! I have an online accountability group where I post my tips on how I got these results so that you can get them too.  You get your own personal workout cheerleader!! :)   Just drop me a quick message and I will add your to our next group.

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So before you forget, add T25 to your to-do-list and get to work. Remember the best part: 25 minutes and you are done! It is just that easy. Email me:  melissa@monsterhomefitness.com. I hope to hear from you!! Don't delay because you can quickly melt the pounds away!!!

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Vanilla Shakeology IS HERE!

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We had the opportunity to try the new and all natural Vanilla Shakeology at Summit in Las Vegas...and it is AWESOME.


Vanilla Shakeology is so rich and creamy - and you can toss in so many healthy treats to spice it up. Try it with a bit of brewed coffee or fresh fruit...it is an awesome and easy way to start out your day.

AND, more importantly, it is GOOD FOR YOUR BODY. It is all natural and packed with more than 70 super-healthy ingredients from around the world, Shakeology is the healthiest shake on the planet and perfect for those hot summer days by the pool!

Also, from now until July 7th, there is NO SHIPPING fee for all Vanilla Shakeology orders (both one time orders as well as Home Direct orders).

Find more recipes on our Pinterest Page! 

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T25 Workout Review!

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I cannot say enough about FOCUS T25. I had the opportunity to be in the test group for this product. They wanted 20 people to use it and see what results they got before the product was released to the public. Well let me tell you I GOT GREAT RESULTS!! I am a 41 year old mom and I have had the hardest time losing weight every since 35 came and went. That was until I found T25!!

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This program has changed how I look at fitness and nutrition. I worked out for 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week.  With T25, every second counts because it's only 25 minutes. So you go hard for those 25 minutes and you are done!!! No weights or equipment is needed for this workout. It shipped with an exercise band and that was all I needed.  I went to Mexico and Las Vegas during the 50 days I was doing this program and still lost weight!!!! I took my program with me and did it in the hotel rooms and on the balcony of my condo.  I had no excuse for not doing it.  I waste more time on Facebook than I did working out each day.  NO EXCUSE!! T25 came with a nutrition guide that was simple to follow. Each recipe only had 5 ingredients in it. So it wasn't like I was at the grocery story trying to find weird unheard of items.  I also drank Shakeology...a vital key factor in getting my results. I drank it for breakfast each morning and also drank it for some dinners.  It was refueling my body with the energy I needed and it was a low calorie meal. It helped that it tasted great.

The T25 trainer is Shaun T, the same trainer that does Insanity and Asylum. He is great in this workout. The queuing is fantastic in it.  Very easy to follow.

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The idea behind FOCUS T25 is to give you a workout program that is only 5 days per week, only 25 minutes per workout, but that pushes you to the MAX during those 25 minutes so that you get an incredible calorie burn and amazing results with limited time.

Focus T25 is broken down into an “Alpha” phase and a “Beta” phase.  There are 12 total workouts =

Alpha Phase workouts:

Cardio

Speed 1.0

Total Body Circuit

Ab Intervals

Lower Focus

Beta Phase workouts:

Core Cardio

Speed 2.0

Rip’t Circuit

Dynamic Core

Upper Focus

There is also a Stretch workout and the bonus workout Core Speed (if you order through a teambeachbody coach like me).

In the Alpha phase, you’ll build your foundation using just your body weight.  Plus, there is beginner and advanced levels so everyone can get it done.

After you spend 5 weeks building your foundation, it will be time to step it up with the Beta phase and focus on your core.  These workouts feature new dynamic moves to burn fat and sculpt lean muscle with an emphasis on your core so your abs get shredded too.  With Focus T25, you don’t waste a single second!  “Don’t stop when you’re tired.  Stop when you’re done!” – Shaun T.

Focus T25 comes with a workout calendar, nutrition guide, and resistance band.

I want everyone, especially moms to get these results. So I am starting a Focus T25 challenge group to help coach each mom through this program. I have one starting on July 1st an one on July 15th. If you want to be a part of this group, message me or comment below and I will add you. You must be willing to commit to yourself, the program and the challenge. You must purchase the T25 Challenge Pack that will include Shakeology (you pick your favorite flavor) and you must be my customer.  I have a discounted link that will save you over $60! I love a discount and I hate to pay for shipping so this will provide you with both.

If you have more questions, just message or comment and I will respond.

My husband is also doing a Focus T25 Challenge group, so men...you can get awesome results too!! Click on the BUY Button to connect you to the discount package.  

Let's get fit together!!

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Summer is Among Us

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Will you be at the pool or beach this summer? I will for sure! We are a few months out from summertime fun- that's plenty of time to get yourself ready for the swimsuit of your choice! I will be hosting Challenge Groups over the next few months that I would love for you to be a part of. A Challenge Group consists of working through a Beachbody program of your choice, drinking Shakeology once a day, and keeping accountable through a private Facebook page. Please considering joining in! You can find out more about the Challenge Groups and see when they are announced by connecting with me on Facebook. All you have to follow the link to the right to my Facebook page...click LIKE and get ready to be challenged!!

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Shamrock Smoothie

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Considering it's St. Patrick's Day, I thought this would be a great, healthy way to celebrate!

This minty Shakeology recipe satisfies your sweet tooth and your desire to raise a glass to St. Patrick, but it's great any time of the year.

Total Time: 15 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and diced ¼ cup fresh mint leaves 1 tsp. pure maple syrup 1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology 1 cup ice cubes

Preparation: 1. Place almond milk, kiwi, mint, maple syrup, Shakeology, and ice in blender. 2. Cover and blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information: (per serving)

Calories: 254

Fat: 4g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 10g

Sodium: 280mg

Carbs: 39g

Fiber: 6g

Sugars: 25g

Protein: 18g

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"Check-out" Shakeology

Our good friend Tony Horton is in a new promotional video for Shakeology! This video cracks me up- but, it's so true!! Many people are hesitant about Shakeology because of the price, but when you see everything you get, and what it would cost you to buy those supplements individually, it can't be denied that Shakeology is a steal of a deal! The video shows the price as $129.95- BUT, if you sign up for home direct before April 1st, you can be grand-fathered into the current price of $119.95! It's too good of a deal to pass up. Please contact me today!! (don't miss out on the video below!!) tonyshakeovideo

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