Weight Loss is MORE than Exercise and Clean Eating!

Weight Loss is MORE than Exercise and Clean Eating!

I can’t say it enough:  Weight Loss is MORE than exercise and clean eating! So hear me out:  Have you ever tried to do up last seasons pants and they won’t button up? Yeah, I think we have ALL been there.  The next thing we usually do is press the panic button, throw away all the treats in the house and crush some extra workouts.  Once the pants fit, we sigh in relief and then resume life as normal. … until… OOPS... the weight came back again.  (Okay!  We know the drill, let’s get started!)   But what just happened there?  Have you ever taken a deeper look into this very phenomenon?  The weight loss was not the problem.  It was the symptom.  The SYMPTOM of another problem that was going on in your life.   When we treat weight gain like it is the only issue, we miss the core reason WHY we experienced the weight gain.   Still following me? I will use my own past to illustrate this.  I was getting bullied and teased a lot at school and I started to use food as a security blanket.  Working out and cutting calories was NOT all that I needed at the time.  I needed to build my confidence back up, understand my self worth and combine that with healthier habits.  If I had JUST worked on cals in/cals out, I would have returned to my food crutch and the cycle would keep repeating itself.   I have seen it time and time again.  Someone will stock up on shakes, vitamins, pre-workout, and a whole library of fitness...
I Left My Insecurities in the Sand

I Left My Insecurities in the Sand

A crippling insecurity showed up last week, and I decided it was time for it to leave my life forever.   Trevor asked me to do something, that to him, seemed FUN. To me, I felt my throat close up, my body get tense and all I wanted to do was hide.   What did he ask me to do? – TO SPRINT. To run on the beach with him. A playful race. –   The last time I ran was in mandatory track and field, of which was humiliating for me. I was 13 and by far the HEAVIEST person in my class. I couldn’t even get halfway through the 100m. I stopped at about 40m in, far behind everyone else, and walked off the side with about 300 other students taunting me. (Which was a daily occurrence)   After that I always had a note to get me out of any activity that would publicly humiliate me. I hid at gym class, I was excused from track. I never ran again. EVER! ?   Until that day last week, I didn’t even realize that I was still carrying around that guilt, embarrassment and pain. The pain that still lingered from being the “FAT FREAK” who was too heavy to run.   So….. I RAN. I freaking RAN. I sprinted and raced and RAN and left my SHAME in the sand Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestLike this:Like...
Ditch the Scale Challenge

Ditch the Scale Challenge

I was never a big believer of the scale to begin with.  That snotty little square on my bathroom floor that always shouted at me with a digital display…   While of course weight loss is super important in the over-all quest for a healthy body, it should never remain a top focus forever.  You could be ‘skinny’ and still HORRIBLY unhealthy.  You could be heavier than your goal weight, but still fit into the smallest pair of jeans you own.  It’s TRICKY to just rely on the scale.   We started the 11th round of our free 30 Day online fitness ‘Change Your Life Challenge’ today and it’s the first one I did not technically weigh in for.  Why?  Well, biggest reason is I am in Ecuador for 6 months and do not OWN a scale, nor is there a gym in a 200 mile radius of me.   So it’s time for me to DITCH THE SCALE and use some other tell-tale signs if I have been slacking or if I have been working on my fitness!     The Fit of my Clothes Right or wrong, how my clothes fit that day will have a lot to do with my mood! (How many ladies hear me on that one?!)  In Ecuador for 6 months, I do not have the annual ritual of hiding under a HUGE cashmere sweater after too much comfort food.  Nope, it’s all bikinis, shorts, and tanks for me! When I can zip that sundress up, it will be one indication that I am sticking to my fitness regime.     Dem Abs Okay, so being...
Trevor & Kashlee’s ‘Change Your Life Challenge’ is BACK!

Trevor & Kashlee’s ‘Change Your Life Challenge’ is BACK!

OOOOO it’s good to be BACK! With the recent launch of ‘Beachbody on Demand’ in Canada and the USA, we have had SO many of our clients admit how addicted to the new platform they are!  Since we can give our clients a 30 day 100% completely FREE trial of all streaming workout videos, we have been able to transform more lives than ever! All spring, we ran our ‘Change Your Life Challenge’ group, with HUNDREDS of participants that got INCREDIBLE results.  Then… well.. the summer happened.  We bought the lot for our new home, planned our trip to Ecuador, went to Summit in Nashville and needed to take a little time off for us.   But the WAIT IS OVER!!!   Trevor & Kashlee’s ‘Change Your Life Challenge’ is Back!!     Our latest and greatest group is called ‘X’, being the roman numeral for ’10’ and also because ‘X’ just sounds so badass, we couldn’t resist!    Change Your Life Challenge X is going to feature: Over 200+ of the worlds best workout videos, streaming on any device you want, unlimited Demo’s of the BRAND spanking new entries like: CIZE, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Piyo and soon HAMMER AND CHISEL  Meal Planning and Nutrition Guides you can download and keep forever Confidence Building Relationship Tools  Trevor and I as your personal Coaches to help you live a happier life!     How much are you thinking this group would cost?  You are going to be pleasantly surprised…. $40 for 90 Days   First timer? Then it’s FREE for your first 30 days to try it out and try...
Buy NEW Shakeology BOOSTS in Canada

Buy NEW Shakeology BOOSTS in Canada

It was like Christmas in July yesterday when Beachbody announced their new BOOSTS are available to buy in Canada!   What are Shakeology BOOSTS and why do you want them? They are 3 different ‘add ons’ to your favorite beverage that you can customize to fit your EXACT health needs.  We all love a little customization in life! So what is your deal? Are you feeling sluggish at work and sick of drowning yourself in coffee? Are you a little… ahemm.. backed up? Perhaps you never listened to your mother and are STILL not eating your vegetables?   For any (or all) of these common issues, Boosts are here to save the day with: Focused Energy Boost, Digestive Health Boost and Power Greens Boost!       “I am SO tired I can’t even think about working out, and I wish I could make a fort under my desk for some serious napping!” You need: Focused Energy Boost!   The Focused Energy Boost has 100mg of caffeine (calm down it’s healthy) from natural sources like green tea and guarana.  This will give you the PICK ME UP you are looking for, without the jitters and the crash.  If you need alertness, energy, stamina, focus and clarity, this is your boost!  Of course there are no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or preservatives in it, so you can enjoy without the worry.  Key ingredients are: Guarana, Ginseng, Rhodiola and Lion’s Mane.        “I can’t poop!  I tried coffee… I tried fruit… I am about to eat 20 prunes… HELP!” You need:  Digestive Health Boost   The Digestive Health Boost...
Do the 21 Day Fix Containers Really Work?

Do the 21 Day Fix Containers Really Work?

We have all seen diet fads come and go since the height of popularity of the ‘infomercial’, so sometimes it takes a bit of research to see what is just a fitness trend, and what will actually help hit our size and weight goals. The 21 Day Fix has recently become one of the BIGGEST sellers in it’s category, and even has it’s companion cookbook ‘Fixate’ launching this month. The hybrid nutritional/exercise program uses color coded containers to make portion control and calorie counting a breeze.  For the busy mom who has no time, right down to the total newbie to healthy eating, the 21 Day Fix Containers are designed to take out ALL the guess work, time, and frustration with meal prep.   With all the 21 Day Fix hype, the question I wanted answered was: Do the 21 Fix Containers Really Work?   Before we look into both sides of the equation, let’s take a look at the 21 Day Fix Containers themselves to see how they work.   The 21 Day Fix Containers: Sizes and Uses Green Container – Vegetables = 1 Cup Purple Container – Fruits = 1 Cup Red Container – Protein = 3/4 Cup Yellow Container – Carbs = 1/2 Cup Blue Container – Cheese & Healthy Fats = 1/3 Cup Orange Containers (2) – Dressing & Seeds & Oils = 2 TBSPs   How many containers you use for each color is based on calculating your Calorie Level.  You a) Your current weight in pounds x 11 = Caloric Baseline  b) That number (caloric baseline) + 400 = Caloric Needs  c) Your...
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