Announcing the Spring into Summer Slimdown!

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The school year is almost over… SUMMER IS COMING…

Are you prepared?

Are you ready to break out the summer clothing?

Are you feeling good about having the energy you need to keep up with your kids all summer long?

If you answered NO, that’s ok!  YOU STILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME…  And I have a plan.

 

You are officially invited to SPRING CLEAN your diet and get ready for SUMMER!

Let me be perfectly honest here… I’m not talking about cleaning and organizing your house… you’ll have to look somewhere else for that type of advice!  I’m talking about taking a look in your PANTRY and your FRIDGE and acquiring the tools to have a healthy, happy and confident summer.

How does it work?  

Come join me as I help you learn how to change your life using the 21 Day Fix or the 21 Day Fix Extreme.

PiYo Combined with the 21 Day Fix for a total of 70 Pounds lost!!

PiYo Combined with the 21 Day Fix for a total of 70 Pounds lost!!

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This is ALL from multiple rounds of the 21 Day Fix! Crazy Impressive, right?

When you sign up for my challenge group you don’t just get a bag of Shakeology and a fitness program!  You will connect with other women in an closed online accountability group and you’ll have one on one support from me.

Before you even start the program, you’ll get an entire week of planning and prep with me so you’ll be ahead of the game before we even start.  I help you write goals, we do pics and measurements, and we talk about meal planning in depth.

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During the group, each day you will log in, read the daily post, then post your stats to keep you focused on your journey!

Guess what?  You will WANT to quit… and that’s why I’m here!  I will help you stay focused and accountable so this program doesn’t become something else that sits on the shelf and never gets opened.  This time it will be different!

First, you are committed to replacing 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the program.  Shakeology is not your typical protein shake – it’s meal replacement to keep you full, to give you natural energy, to curb cravings for sweets, and to keep you healthy! It’s what I drank daily during chemo to keep my energy up, keep me nourished, and keep me regular.

We all have GREAT intentions – especially during summer break – to eat healthy, cook and prepare only healthy meals each day but let’s be honest:  That’s not real life with kids.  When life happens, instead of stopping at Starbucks or another fast food option, you can grab a shaker cup, water and Shakeology!  Breakfast on the go minus the stuff that keeps you from reaching your goal.  It’s nutrition in a glass and it’s so easy!  Give me a summer of Shakeology and I will teach you how to plan your meals, make better choices and at the end of the group, you can decide if you want to continue.

For 30 days, you will be committed to working out, focusing on nutrition, and participating in our online accountability groups.  My coaching is FREE and comes with meal plans, my favorite recipes, and lots of motivation.

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Here’s a little peek of one of my FAVORITE recipes!  And there are lots more where that came from!

This isn’t a diet. 

This is a lifestyle change.  You are going to learn HOW to make healthy changes that can last a lifetime… while giving you the confident and the energy you need to make this summer with your kids the best one yet.

 

Reserve your spot here —-> https://www.facebook.com/events/468084340011227/  <—- and I’ll send you a message to help you get started!  The group starts May 26!

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Is portion control just a gimmick?

I am an avid believe that learning appropriate portion sizes is so important when it comes to controlling our weight.

Many people believe portion control is a current fad and mostly unnecessary. For those who do attempt portion control, “eyeballing it” seems to be the preferred way to measure… and more often than not, our view of appropriate size portions is extremely unrealistic.

But is portion control just a gimmick? According to some researchers, NO! it’s not!

*A recent study from the University of New South Wales concluded that more than any other factor, the size of the serving is what determines how much we eat. Simply put, large servings make us eat more, even when we already know that this will happen…

I think most of us are aware that portion sizes in restaurants and even in our homes have increased considerably over the years. It seems from this study that even knowing this, we still consume the larger portions.

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If you have trouble with this and really want to apply this study on portion control in a restaurant, for example, don’t wait until they put the double-sized portion in front of you: tell them to cut it in half in the kitchen and box half of it to give you later when you are leaving.

As for applying it at home, plate the food in the kitchen in the appropriate portion for each individual, not serving family-style at the table. Do not make enough for leftovers, unless you are planning on having it for other meals, and in this case, package and store the food before sitting down to eat.

Another great option for implementing portion control is the 21 Day Fix.  On first glance, the containers look tiny (!!) and unlike they would be able to hold enough food to fill you up, but surprisingly, I have NEVER been hungry following the 21 Day Fix portion control meal plan.

If you want to try portion control at home and have someone hold you accountable to your goals…  I’m your girl!

Whether you want to:

  • lose weight
  • gain energy
  • commit to a healthier lifestyle

I can help you with all those things in my 21 Day Fix Challenge!

In the group, I’ll share 21 of my favorite crock pot meals, and you’ll get the results you are looking for or your money back, guaranteed.

Want more info?  Check it out here!

*If you are interested, you can read the rest of the article I referenced here

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Studies Show Accountability Partners Help You Achieve Greater Success!

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What is the number one reason people order a program like P90X, Insanity, or the 21 Day Fix and never even open the box?

No accountability.

When customers order from an infomercial or website with no coach, no support, and no accountability, odds are pretty high that the box won’t even be opened… and if it is, chances are even lower that you’ll finish 1/3 of the program.

That’s where people like me come in! As your personal coach, I’m here to make sure you DO open that box, that you DO commit to the program, that you DO finish it and get the awesome results you are looking for.

Check out these benefits of accountability from The Art of Simple:

1. A LITTLE FRIENDLY COMPETITION

If your “accountability partner” has set the same goal as you, a little bit of friendly competition can go a long way. Last year, some friends of ours both decided they wanted to lose weight. They created their own Biggest Loser competition, and the one who lost the highest percentage of weight at the end of 8 weeks was declared the winner. Knowing they were competing for a prize (even just the prize of being able to say “I won!”) helped them both stay on track and achieve their individual goals.

2. ENCOURAGEMENT TO KEEP GOING

Sometimes we attach so much significance to achieving a goal that when we experience a setback — which is inevitable at some point along the way — we just throw our hands up in the air and decide that the goal isn’t worth pursuing after all. An outside party can encourage you during setbacks and plateaus or when you experience a lack of motivation, helping you look past the momentary failure to see the bigger goal.

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3. AN HONEST LOOK

If an accountability partner is just patting you on the back or nodding their head when you make excuses, then they’re not really holding you accountable after all. An important part of being accountable to someone is giving them permission to be honest with you. They should be comfortable telling you when you’ve gotten off track or pointing out areas where you may want to focus more of your efforts.

4. IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

Sometimes, you may look for someone who is more of a mentor than an accountability partner. If they’ve walked the road before you and achieved the goal you’re striving for, they can share ideas, tips and experiences that will help you along the way.

… At the end of the day, just knowing that someone is going to ask you how you’re doing with a goal or resolution can be the extra bit of motivation you need to stay on track.

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Have you ever had an “accountability partner”? Do you think being held accountable would help you to reach your goals?

That’s what I am here for!  Accountability is the REASON coaches exist! If you want someone to hold you accountable to your goals as you journey down a new path to better health and fitness, fill out my application below and let’s chat!  

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21 Day of Gratitude, Grace, and Good Food

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November is underway and around this time of year, I always start to feel grateful – I’ve always felt that way, but since my struggle with cancer, I feel that way even more.

You see, I started chemotherapy in November.  And during that month, three years ago, I didn’t feel grateful.  I felt scared. I felt depressed. We had recently moved to a new city, and I truly felt like “What’s the point of making new friends if I’m about to die?” So I didn’t make new friends – I closed myself off from meeting new people and hid inside the walls of myself.

Have you ever felt like that?

A part of me thought that first treatment might actually kill me. I remember crying with Matt on our balcony, with no idea what the future held for us, for our family, for our kids…  But that was three years ago, and since struggling with cancer, I’ve learned that the things that don’t kill you make you STRONGER.

Having cancer was the biggest blessing in my life. It taught me so many things, but chief among them was the ability to appreciate and embrace gratitude, grace, and good food.

And thus the Gratitude, Grace and Good Food challenge was born.

I want to invite you to a special opportunity this month only to help you meet your goals – not just physically, but mentally as well.  I want to help you move beyond the obstacles that are blocking your path right now.

From the point of view of someone who spent many years taking her health for granted, I want to introduce you to a new way of looking at your goals. Let’s take a good look at all the things you wen through in 2014 – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and look to see how they ALL blessed your life.

Of course, at this time of year, it’s HARD to make YOURSELF a priority – but that’s exactly what I’m asking you to do.  While the craziness of the holidays is right outside your door, I want you to take your mental and physical health and make it a priority.  It would be easy to say “I’ll start in January” when the rest of the world takes back control of their lives, but why wait?  Don’t wait for the New Year –  This is the time to make a change.  Put your health first.  Surround yourself with others who positively impact your life. And most of all, take the time to be show gratitude to everyone and everything around you, give yourself a little grace, and still enjoy some good food.

What do I suggest?

  • Support and Accountability via a private Facebook group
  • Being surrounded by other positive women who will lift you up
  • Daily Encouragement and Motivation
  • Weekly meal plans, snack ideas and party treat ideas so you won’t feel deprived!
  • A attitude of appreciation for all that has happened in 2014.

I’m not asking you to start a diet right now.  This isn’t a diet. This is an opportunity to make the most of your holiday season, to slow down, to remember the things we have to be grateful for, and still enjoy our favorite holiday foods but in moderation.

To participate in this challenge and receive your complimentary gift, please send me a message at mrsamy@hotmail.com or contact me at Amy Allen Fitness

The group starts Dec 1 and I’m enrolling the first 10 ladies who commit this week! I look forward to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals.
Amy Allen star diamond coach

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Total Body Cardio workout from the 21 Day Fix

Here’s a little sneak peek of the Total Body Cardio workout from the 21 Day Fix!

Each workout is 30 minutes long with a three minute warmup and three minute cool down. Within each video, you will do a series of exercises, each for one minute with a 20 second break in between.

My personal thoughts on this first workout is that it was pretty intense. And although some of it *seemed* easy at the time, I could feel it the next day.

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Despite that, my feeling is that the program IS very beginner friendly. During the entire workout, there is a modifier showing how you can do the moves at a lower intensity.

The information that comes with the workout suggests that you can use a resistance band or weights but after doing this workout, I highly recommend weights. I think it would be more effective and the DVD does not show you how to modify the exercises to use the resistance band.

Want info on how you can get started on the 21 Day Fix? Read more about the program here or check out my meal plan!

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What is a Challenge Group?

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The beginning of a new year is typically the time every one makes New Year’s resolutions. You are going to eat healthy. You are going to work out. And you are DEFINITELY going to lose that last 10 pounds. So you buy a gym membership (and of course the gym is busy in January!!). You take your turn on the treadmill and one hour later, you’ve burned 30 calories.

I’m not anti gym – as a homeschool mama, I love my membership to the YMCA since it also comes with free childcare and is the perfect escape when I need a break from the chaos that is my life… but when it comes to getting a real workout in, I can do that at home in ½ the time, without the commute and since I am a busy mom with three kids, running a business from home, I need to save all the time I can.

But now January is almost over. How is the gym working out for you? Are you able to make it there 3-5 days a week? Have you seen results? Or are you slowing losing your steam without results or support to keep you going?

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Here is where a challenge group comes in…

What is a Beachbody Challenge Group?

A challenge group is a safe place where you can get support and encouragement on your weight loss journey from other people going through the same journey!! It’s an online support group made up of other people with fitness goals similar to your own, and it’s all done through a closed Facebook group – only those in it can see what is posted there.

As your coach, I am there to help you design a program to meet your health and fitness needs using one of our programs like P90X, Insanity, T25 or the 21 Day Fix.

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During the group, you will follow nutrition guidelines that come with your program along with adding in Shakeology as a daily meal replacement. It’s not a protein shake or a diet drink, it’s a nutrition supplement full of vitamins, minerals, pre and probiotics and superfoods. It boosts your energy, cuts your cravings, helps keep you full longer, and has as many vegetables in it as six salads. It is a powerful accelerator for weight loss and also fights disease. I will help you create a meal plan, give you recipes, snack ideas, motivate you and keep you accountable.

Everyday, I will post in the group and you will check in and let us know how your day went – what you ate, how your workout went, whether you worked out at all… having a group keeps you accountable to your goals and there is a whole group waiting to hear from you, support, motivate, and encourage you. You are not in this alone and we will not let you fail!

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Real Beachbody Transformations!

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If you are interested in joining my next challenge group, fill out the application below – The next group starts on February 10 and will be an exclusive test group for our brand new program, the 21 Day Fix. You can read more about the 21 Day Fix here.

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Shakeology Cleanse – 9 pounds in 3 Days!!??

Maggie is a coach on my team.  She works full time as a grill cook at a restaurant (talk about a challenging job when you are trying to get fit!!).  She also runs her own Beachbody Business and is committed to getting into the best shape of her life WHILE planning a wedding, taking care of a new puppy, and maintaining her parents home while they take care of her sick grandmother (!!).  Oh, and in her free time, she loves to knit!  If she can make time for health and fitness, ANYONE can!   But in any weight loss journey, there are times when you need to change things up – maybe you hit a plateau, maybe you are getting ready to start a new program and want to jumpstart your results!  To do that, you need to change your diet, increase your exercise or decrease your calories – and the Shakeology cleanse is a healthy option to do just that.  So another healthy option is to do the 3-day Shakeology Cleanse.  Maggie, along with some of her support system, took the Shakeology Cleanse Challenge and here is her story!

Maggie’s Story

936040_10201326448866552_1494629029_n“I did the cleanse right after before Thanksgiving. It was really hard with all of the delicious treats everyone was making! I was in a group of four people, my fiance’ and I and my friend and her fiance’; so that made it easier to stay accountable. The first day was definitely the hardest. It was almost like my sense of smell had been maximized! I could literally smell EVERYTHING! But I stayed strong because I knew I was going to get amazing results if I stuck it out and I would be so mad at myself if I gave up!

The next day was so much easier! I woke up with a good nights sleep, feeling alert and refreshed! I had only had maybe 4 hours of sleep because I was up late doing my Christmas knitting and I had a lot to get done. Day two went by smoothly and day three was a breeze! I was at the finish line and I would NOT give up!

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I’m not going to lie, on the second day, I only had 2 shakes instead of the 3 and on the third day I didn’t drink the green tea or have an AM snack. I know that if I would have done it the way I was supposed to, then my results would have been even more amazing! But I was BLOWN AWAY with my results! I lost 9 lbs and 3 inches off my hips!!! My group as a whole lost almost 24 lbs!! We were all so excited with our results and I cannot wait to do the cleanse again at the end of the quarter to feel amazingly clean, refreshed and overall, happier!” ~Maggie

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What is the 21 Day Fix??

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The 21 Day Fix is the newest fitness program on the market, scheduled to be released on February 3rd. It’s a totally unique concept in the fitness world for a few reasons – it’s exercise and nutrition COMBINED into one all inclusive program, you only workout for 30 minutes EACH DAY (!!) and you can see killer results in JUST 21 DAYS. This is virtually unheard of, especially since this is NOT a crash diet or an extreme starvation diet – it’s a sustainable, HEALTHY change and (big shocker!!): YOU CAN STILL HAVE DESSERT!

This rapid weight loss program gives you a nutrition guide with portion controlled containers, a workout program, plus the support and accountability of ME as your coach.

Yes, it’s true – now there is a program that makes losing weight so easy and simple to follow, you’ll never have to diet again! This is the 21 Day Fix, the newest breakthrough from Beachbody.

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So what is the 21 Day Fix??

The 21 Day Fix program takes the guesswork out of weight loss. It’s a unique portion-control system combined with easy-to-follow 30 minute workouts that fit into anyone’s busy schedule. Trainer Autumn Calabrese shares her passion for food and fitness as she shows you how to make simple choices that add up to life-changing results.

I can’t even begin to share how stinking excited I am about this!! How many of us FEEL like we are doing everything we can but we just aren’t seeing any changes?? You’re going to the gym 3-5 times a week, you’re working hard than anyone there… you think you are eating healthy, but no results?? IT COULD BE SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS PORTION SIZES… And this program, the complete package, can help you pull it all together and finally see the results you are looking for!

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As a top Team Beachbody coach, I got the chance to try this workout live during our annual Leadership conference in Dana Point, CA. I’m not going to beat around the bush… it was HARD. 30 minutes? Should be a piece of cake, right? But I was literally struggling to get through it (in a good way!) and I definitely felt it the next way. This isn’t an easy program… it’s designed to get results. Push through and there is NO WAY you won’t see a change in 21 days.

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One truly awesome thing about the workout is the modifications. Every single workout has a modifier, so if you are just starting out on your fitness journey, that’s ok. A beginner CAN do these workouts. And if you are more advanced, you will follow the advanced instructor. Literally EVERYONE can benefit from these workouts. It is a positive and motivating workout and I will be ordering the MINUTE it is released.

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I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the eating guide and I have to say, I have been BLOWN AWAY. It’s so simple, easy-to-follow and the way I feel since I have been following this plan is incredible. I have been eating pretty healthy for a while now, but having these guidelines has made a big difference in my bloating (!!) and in the way I feel. I’m really looking forward to having the actual containers to continue eating this way daily.

So how can you get your own copy of the 21 Day Fix?

For starters, go to my site and create a FREE account which makes ME your Beachbody coach. Then I will send you the details on the 21 Day Fix during the week of Jan 27th. I will be hosting an EXCLUSIVE test group for anyone who would like the support, guidance, motivation and accountability to start and complete the program.

If you want to be part of the test group, submit the application below to be considered for a spot in the group. The group will be only a SELECT group of individuals with are READY TO COMMIT to 21 days of focus and intensity. I will be right there with you to help you navigate the eating plan, to teach you how to plan your meals, to make it work for your life and most importantly, to keep you accountable.

The group is run through an online closed support group, which means no one but those participating in the group can see what is posted. I WILL NOT LET YOU FAIL! If you will invest in me, I will invest in you, your health, and your fitness. The only cost to you is the cost of the challenge pack which will include EVERYTHING you need to get started. It includes the 21 Day nutrition guide, the program manual, the workouts, the containers, Shakeology and a Shakeology Shaker cup, free shipping, a discounted price and ME as your coach for accountability, support, and guidance.

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It took a HUGE wake up call for me to get started on a healthy lifestyle – cancer!! Having cancer made me realize I needed to change the way I was taking care of myself so I could be there to raise my kids… and this is something I want for ALL OF YOU. I want to help you TAKE CONTROL of your health so you can life a full healthy life with no regrets… so why not start now? Don’t wait for that wake up call… this is it! This is your chance to change your life. Why not now? Why not you? Be the next transformation!!

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21 Day Fix EXCLUSIVE TEST GROUP Application Form

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