Healthy Indulgence: Chocolate Truffles

We all know that chocolate gets  bad rep just because it’s so good right? Chocolate doesn’t have to ruin your attempts at health. As a matter of fact, THESE chocolate truffles will propel you to good health, one delicious bite at a time.

Ingredients:

You need a big bowl! Take your jewelry off and prepare to get nasty….hey, it’s for chocolate :)

1 cup whole grain minute oats

1 cup PB2 (or Just Good Stuff). You can find it online here.

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup natural peanut butter OR almond butter if you prefer

1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology

8 squares dove dark chocolate

about 1/4 cup almond or cow’s milk (I use almond)

THE PROCEEDURE:

Um, wash your hands please….

OK, NOW you dive in with 2 hands. Squeeze, squish and tell your family there is no way you can help them right now because you’re covered in chocolate…legitimate excuse.

Once ingredients are combined (but not over worked) form into whatever sized truffles your heart desires. Mine are HUGE, cause that’s how I roll.

Wash your hands again. OR you can sit on the couch and nibble the paste off your hands for a few minutes.

In a small saucepan, melt chocolate over LOW heat (who would want to waste chocolate by burning it?) then add in milk to your desired consistency.

Let the melted chocolate cool a bit, just to where you can stick your finger in without burning yourself.

Roll truffles in chocolate and place on plate with light spritz of non-stick spray.

Now, you may have chocolate sauce left over and you may do what you like…I chose to pour it over the truffles.

Chocolate Truffles

Pop it in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then ENJOY! 3 of these gives you about 200 cals of whole foods energy, craving buster deliciousness without the sugar, AND a FULL SERVING of fruits and vegetables for your day…in a truffle people! Genius :)

Let’s discuss the common excuses (OH…I meant questions) with the shake:

Can I just use any protein powder?

NO. Shakeology is not a protein powder. It is a nutritional power house with protein in it. You cannot cook with it or it will break down all the good stuff you’re trying to get in.

Why does it cost so much?

The ingredients are not cheap to get, nor are they cheap to harvest. We try to keep it super natural as Shakeology was invented to offset the horrible diets we have (don’t deny it, you know you still sneak your kids fries).

What if I don’t like it?

Send it back! Shako comes with a BOTTOM OF THE BAG guarantee, so you’re covered.

How can I make the bag last longer?

Read the recipe above. I made 12 HUGE truffles with only 1 scoop of shako. Money saver right there :)

Until next time,

Michelle

30 Day BOOSTERS! Spring Challenge 2013

Welcome to the first day of Spring!

I hope that you are enjoying some lightness to your steps today :)

As stated before, these challenges have a little something for all levels of fitness and ANY schedule.

Today is the release of the 30 day challenges, one of which is a nutrition challenge.

Remember, only 10 participants are allowed per challenge group and each participant will get free nutrition consultations and food log reviews to help ensure maximum results.

Are you ready to meet your 30 day challenges?

LET’S GO!

10 Minute Trainer

No more excuses.

Does finding time to lose weight seem nearly impossible? Try 10-Minute Trainer®. This program is designed with one thing in mind: better results in less time. Give superstar trainer Tony Horton just 10 minutes, he’ll give you the body you want.

In 10-Minute Trainer, Tony put his most effective moves into a series of power-packed total-body workouts. His breakthrough Super Stacking™ Technique combines fat-burning cardio, body toning and sculpting, and ab moves, adding resistance bands for even faster results. In just 10 minutes of Tony’s Super Stacking you can burn as many calories as 30 minutes of jogging. With 10-Minute Trainer, you have no more excuses!

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INSANITY: The Asylum Volume 1

Maximize your sports performance in just 30 days.

Start your winning streak with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM. Shaun T takes your skills and fitness up to elite status with sports-specific training and progressive drills inspired by pro athletes. During this 30-day program, he’ll push you to build your speed, coordination, agility, and power. You’ll be ready for game day—every day.

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Body Gospel

Body Gospel®. Have faith in your weight loss results.

Body Gospel is a workout program that  connects the power of faith with your desire to lose weight and get fit. Inspirational  fitness expert Donna Richardson Joyner will help you transform your mind, your body, and your spirit.

With cardio workouts set to uplifting gospel music, muscle-firming resistance bands, and a complete nutrition plan, Body Gospel will give you more energy and help you take care of your temple.

GREAT for beginners OR those seeking lower impact workouts.

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Rockin Body

Rock it out to burn fat all over.

Want to feel the beat while you feel the  burn? Dance and sweat to some of the hottest hits of all time with Shaun T. Rockin’  Body® is a cardio-based fitness system that works your entire body.

Shaun makes it easy to learn the routines  with his Mark It and Move It technique, so you’ll be rockin’ it out in no time.  You’ll feel like you’re center stage in Shaun’s live rock show. There’s even a  live audience to cheer you on.

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Shakeology (THIS is a game-changer for weight loss. If you already own a program, consider doing the Shakeology Challenge to increase accountability and results)

Enjoy healthy nutrition RISK FREE for 30 days with our Bottom-of-the-Bag Guarantee

  • If you don’t feel healthier, more energized, and simply amazing, you won’t pay. You can return Shakeology for any reason and get your money back (less s&h)—even if the bag is empty!
  • To return, simply make a short call to our friendly Customer Service team, rated “A” by the better Business Bureau®.
  • Get FREE standard shipping with Home Direct**
  • Plus get online access to 2 FREE workouts as a thank-you gift for choosing Home Direct. Just follow the link in your order confirmation email.**

Shakeology. The Healthiest Meal of the Day.

Why you need Shakeology now*

Shakeology can help you:*

  • Lose weight
  • Reduce cravings
  • Increase energy and stamina
  • Promote healthy digestion and regularity

Tastes delicious, too.

How Shakeology works

  • Ingredients derived from whole-food sources deliver the daily vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs to curb cravings, allowing it to shed stored fat.
  • More than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.
  • Fiber, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes help your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently and promote better absorption of nutrients.*

What’s in Shakeology

  • Protein and essential amino acids help build muscles and reduce food cravings.
  • Prebiotics and digestive enzymes aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption.
  • Antioxidants and phytonutrients help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases.
  • A daily dose of vitamins and minerals provides your body what it needs to function for optimal health.

Choose how to purchase Shakeology

  • The Shakeology Convenience Pack contains 24 single-serving packets you can take anywhere.
  • Choose the 30-day supply in a bag to keep in your kitchen.

FREE gifts when you sign up for Home Direct, the monthly autoship program

  • FREE standard shipping every month†
  • Online access to 2 FREE workouts

30-Day Money Back Guarantee If you don’t start to see and feel the benefits of Shakeology within the first month of using it, or if you’re not 100% satisfied for any reason, just return it within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price, less s&h—guaranteed. That’s our promise to you.

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There they are! Your ticket to a fit and healthy physique in 30 days.

Rules are the same, you must be enrolled in the challenge to be placed as a participant. How do you it?

Click the product you like above OR click HERE. Join the FREE membership, then find YOUR challenge pack adn walk through the prompts to purchase. Easy to order, easy to get results with the right tools and accountability. As always, EMAIL me with any questions!

Michelle

 

BTW: Are you wondering if these programs REALLY work?

Before and After med

A picture is worth a thousand results!

Programs completed to date:

Shakeology (I have 2 a day!)

P90X2

Chalean Extreme

Turbo Fire

Les Mill’s Combat

Yoga Booty Ballet

Ultimate Reset

NEXT UP:

INSANITY/ASYLUM HYBRID :)

 

Burn It Off, Tighten It Up! Spring 2013 Sixty Day Challenges

Like I mentioned yesterday, there are a variety of challenges for ALL fitness levels and time frames. TODAY, I’m showcasing the 60 day challenges. Keep in mind there are still only 10 people allowed per challenge group and ALL will be entered to win prizes :)

Ready to dive in? THESE are some of my favorites!

***INSANITY

The hardest workout program ever put on DVD.

Are you ready for the ultimate challenge? You can transform your body in 60 days with this total body conditioning program. And you won’t need equipment or weights—just the desire to dig deep and push past your limits.

In INSANITY®, Shaun T uses a method called Max Interval Training. It’s not your typical interval workout. You’ll do cardio and plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. It all happens in long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest so you can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour.

***You’ll be seeing more about this in my personal workout posts as this is ONE of the programs I’ll be using. I’ll be joining the GAME CHANGERS group, which you’ll read about this Friday :)

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***COMBAT

CARVE A LEAN, CHISELED BODY IN 60 DAYS! Get ready to punch, kick, block and strike your way to an outrageously shredded body with Beachbody’s first mixed martial arts workout designed for total body transformation. If you’re ready to fight for the best body of your life, then you’re ready to take on LES MILLS COMBAT.

The secret is Fast Twitch Integration Training. LES MILLS COMBAT blasts your fast twitch muscle fibers — the ones with the greatest capacity for change — by taking the most dynamic moves from 6 unique mixed martial arts disciplines and combining them in increasingly intense sequences. You’ll be doing Karate/Kung Fu, Capoeira, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai/Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do and Boxing — all in a single workout — to burn up to 1,000 calories per hour! That’s how LES MILLS COMBAT builds your best body ever in just 60 days.

***COMBAT is in my weekly rotation at least 3x per week. It’s not overly choreographed, so it’s more comfortable to those who feel challenges by coordination. It follows the repitition-based flow of all Les Mill’s programs and rips your upper/lower/mid body to carve it how you want to look.

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TURBOFIRE

 

High-intensity kickboxing and interval training.

If you want to get amazing results—and have crazy fun doing it—then you’ll love TurboFire®, Chalene Johnson’s intense 90-day cardio program. TurboFire combines motivating music with athletic kickboxing moves that will awaken your inner athlete and help you burn up to 9x more fat and calories than with traditional cardio, so you can finally shed those extra pounds.

TurboFire is all about heart-pumping beats, the energy from the class, and the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Fire Drills. You’ll work out at your max for up to 1-minute intervals with short periods of rest to ignite your metabolism. As your body replenishes tired muscles with oxygen, it creates the AfterBurn Effect, which means you can keep burning calories for hours after your workout is over. Just 4 minutes of HIIT can be more effective than 30 to 45 minutes on a treadmill.

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BRAZIL BUTT LIFT

 

The Supermodels’ Secret to a Perfect Butt.

We’re not all lingerie and bikini supermodels. But who says we can’t learn their secrets to getting a firm, lifted butt? Leandro Carvalho, trainer to famous supermodels, combines Brazilian dance, cardio, and his own signature lower-body sculpting moves to help you make your booty your best feature.

Leandro’s proven TriAngle Training method works all three major muscles of the buttocks from multiple angles to lift your butt, reduce your hips and thighs, and tone those stubborn trouble zones.

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SLIM IN SIX

 

Reshape your body in 6 weeks.

Whether you want to fit into that dress for an upcoming event or you just want to finally lose the weight you’ve gained over the years, Debbie Siebers can help you do it in 6 weeks. Debbie’s Slim Training® technique combines fat-burning cardio with light resistance moves to help slim and sculpt your body without bulking you up. Flatten and tone your abs, slim your hips and thighs, and firm and lift your butt.

This one is GREAT for beginners and those who feel their fitness level is not up to high intensity training just yet.

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TURBO JAM

 

Kickboxing and body sculpting set to the hottest dance music.

Turbocharge your weight loss and have a blast  kickboxing, dancing, and body sculpting with trainer Chalene Johnson. You’ll  burn calories and fat to reshape your body fast.

Turbo Jam® also includes Turbo Sculpting Gloves to help you increase muscle activity for faster results. In a university study, some participants burned up to 1,000 calories an hour.

This is a great program to ease yourself into choreographed kickboxing. THIS is TKB and TurboFire’s nicer little sister :)

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HIP HOP ABS

 

Dance your way to hot, sexy abs.

If you love to dance and you want to lose weight and tighten your midsection without doing sit-ups or crunches, Shaun T can show you how. Shaun uses a technique called “Tilt, Tuck & Tighten” to help you burn fat as you dance your way to six-pack abs.

In Hip Hop Abs®, Shaun breaks the dance moves down into steps, so almost anyone can do them. And the workouts are set to hot dance music, so they’re high energy and fun.

No dance experience necessary!

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THOSE are your 60 day challenges!

Think about it:

In 60 days you can:

  1. Feel better about yourself
  2. Keep up with your kids
  3. Feel better in your clothes
  4. Fit into your “skinny” jeans
  5. Gain control of your nutrition
  6. Lower your blood pressure
  7. Increase your overall fitness level
  8. Decrease your daily pain (as associated with arthritis and other inflammatory disease)
  9. Greatly increase your energy
  10. INSPIRE others :)

So, are you in?

All you have to do to sign up is click on the program you like OR click HERE. Join the club (with a totally FREE membership) and JOIN THE CHALLENGE. Pick your program, your Shakeology flavor and EMAIL ME so I can get you in your group. Only 10 will get in…..are you one of them?

Don’t wait for the RIGHT time…make your story happen NOW!

See you in the challenge :)

Michelle

AND REMEMBER: 100% of my commission goes to fund missions to help those trapped by sex trafficking and human exploitation. You can be part of a much bigger picture :)

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Shakeology Nutritional Cleanse

Happy Fun Friday!

Watch the video, then check out the plan :) Remember, you can totally workout while on the cleanse, BUT it is against my professional recommendation to cleanse during bootcamp or the harder challenges like Turbo Fire and P90X.

3 Day Shakeology Nutritional Cleanse

These meals stay EXACTLY the same for 3 days.

Meal 1: Shakeology flavor of choice, blended with 12-16 oz water and 1 serving of fruit, ice to taste

Meal 2: Shakeology flavor of choice blended with 12-16 oz water, ice to taste

Meal 3: Shakeology flavor of choice blended with 12-16 oz water, ice to taste

Meal 4: 2 cups mixed green salad, 3-5 oz chicken breast, squeeze of lemon

Snacks: If you do get hungry during the cleanse you can snack on a piece of fruit in the morning and cucumbers in the afternoon.

Water: DRINK A LOT! You’ll need between 90 and 120 oz per day

Order Your ENERGY Here

Don’t let the word “cleanse” scare you! You can still lead a totally normal lifestyle during this cleanse. You CAN go to work and no I will not write you an excuse to stay home. Should you find yourself running to the bathroom to pee a lot (hello giggles, calm down) that generally means your diet is a little sugar heavy and your kidneys are getting cleaned out. If you find you’re running more for bowel movements (simmer down!) that means you’ve been hitting a few too many processed foods and late night snacks that stack up in your intestines. You may now go enjoy lunch!

As always, pay attention to your body and rest when you need to (not at work, unless that’s acceptable!). Post in the comments if you did the cleanse and what results you had. Did you lose anything? Did you keep any off? That kind of stuff.

Have a healthy day!

Michelle