Black Friday / Cyber Mondy Beachbody Sale!

Beachbody Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale! Now is the time to get started with your exercise goals – don’t wait for the New Year! Or maybe you want to give the gift of health and fitness to someone for Christmas? With prices starting at $9.99, Beachbody exercise programs are life-changing!

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Here’s a short list of some the incredible sale prices:

  • P90X is $119.85 and it includes a free chin-up bar! If you read my blog you know that P90X is my HG of all exercise programs. This one has really changed my life. This is the original set of 12 DVDs AND P90X+ (DVDs you can swap out for more variety). The exercises vary everyday to get you in shape from head-to-toe. All you need to do is follow the calendar.
  • Insanity Asylum is $89.85 and it also includes a free chin-up bar. I’m tempted by this one myself since I’ve done Insanity a few times – I might be ready for the graduate program. I think it might increase my running speed, too.
  • Turbo Fire Deluxe is $29.95 and it includes a tracker journal- anyone that’s tried to lose weight knows how important it is to keep track. TurboFire comes with 6 DVDs to help you burn fat and calories faster than ever.
  • Tai Cheng for $59.85 – this would be a wonderful gift for someone on your list that is older or injured or wants a non-impact exercise program. This series of DVDs teaches the fundamental 18 moves of Tai Chi
  • Hip Hop Abs Rockin Abs DVD is on sale for a shockingly low price of $9.95

Tons more exercise and skincare items on sale – click here for the complete listing. If I can help you decide on any of these programs or products,let me know!

Happy Exercising!


Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

A few weeks ago, I bought two 3.3-pound tubs of Cinnamon Graham Cracker whey protein from Groupon, thinking they’d be perfect for pumpkin pie protein shakes. And I was right!

Here’s what I put in it:

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition Cinnamon Graham Cracker Gold Standard Whey Protein
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Truvia
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla pudding powder

I blended these all up in my NutriBullet. I love the NutriBullet – it pulverizes all these ingredients into a smooth drinkable shake.


This time of year, I’m all about the pumpkin. Pumpkin ravioli, pumkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin. And this protein shake tasted like pumpkin pie! But without having to bake or brave the crowds at CostCo. And without a mack ton of calories and sugar too.
This protein shake makes Chest, Shoulders & Triceps workout (aka The Most Humbling of all P90X Workouts) totally worth doing at 5am.


Sunday Social

Good morning! Hope your weekend is relaxing and you’re revved up for a new week.


1. What do you value most in life?
Health. My health is something that I’m constantly trying to improve, hence all the workouts and Shakeology-touting. Yes, I’m selling stuff, but if you haven’t got your health, what have you got?


2. What do you think is the greatest invention in your life and why?
P90X – This exercise program completely changed my life. if not for that, I’d probably still be slow, sluggish, lethargic, depressed, with my weight creeping up more and more every year…now I’m happy, healthy, and I love to exercise.


3. What do you think is the secret to a good life?
HEALTH. (sensing a theme here?) Everything else falls into place after this, because love, happiness, success, family, friends all mean very little if you’re not healthy enough to enjoy them.


My brother-in-law took this photo of me when I finished a 10K!


4. What would you most like to be remembered for when you’re gone?
I’m planning to outlive all y’all, so this question is moot!

5. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?
Ask me again after November 3, Half-Marathon Day



Fitness Friday – “What’s Your Excuse”?

Maybe I’m a hater, but I kind of understand the sh!tstorm resulting from this photo:

Maria Kang

Yes, Maria Kang is a beautiful woman. Yes, she’s got a smoking hot bod that she should be proud of. Yes, it’s almost unbelievable that she manages to maintain that figure with three small children. No, she absolutely does not deserve the personal attacks I’ve been reading in the blogosphere.

I’m sure she worked incredibly hard to be in that great of shape. She’s probably made all kinds of sacrifices to exercise, eat right, make time for such a healthy lifestyle. But why the word “excuse”?


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The word “excuse” is positively loaded with judgment. The implication there is that if anyone that doesn’t look as fantastic as she does, it’s merely because she isn’t trying hard enough. That kind of approach might work for teenage boys that want to make varsity, but in the adult world, there are tons of reasons why we’re overweight, overwhelmed, and kind of pissed off when someone blames it all on our “excuses”. Look, I wake up at 4:30am 6 days a week to work out, and I’m still annoyed with the word “excuse”. Why not caption this photo with “Hard Work”? or “You Can Do It Too!”? or “Living the Best Life I Can”? or even “HaHa, High School B!tches”?

I totally get that this lady is proud of herself – If I were her, I’d be flaunting that figure too. I just don’t know why she has made her accomplishments our failures by suggesting that we don’t have that physique because of an “excuse”. What a great opportunity she had to offer support, encouragement, and solutions.

But never fear, I am here to step into the breach! We all have excuses reasons we don’t exercise, but maybe these options will help you out.


Do you have a workout routine that fits your busy lifestyle? Tell us about it in the comments!


 Don’t forget! P90X Challenge pack is on sale until October 31


Fitness Friday – P90X again and again

Happy Friday! Today’s workout was P90X Legs & Back – I am one wobbly woman after that. Squats, lunges, pull-ups…and then of course abs. It’s pretty much a full-body workout.

P90X Legs & Back

So you all know how much I love P90X. I love it so much that I’m trying to make a living selling it to people now.
I wake up at 4:30am to get it done first thing in the morning and it really starts my day off the right way. I love P90X because I can do it at home or at the gym, I can use weights or bands, I can modify or go all in and it never ever gets boring. I even have my sister and brother-in-law here before sunrise to exercise with me.


If you haven’t tried P90X yet, why not?! The P90X Challenge Pack is on sale this month for $180 – that’s the series of DVDs and a bag of Shakeology and 5 P90X Plusworkouts (you can swap these out when you want to change it up a bit). Yes, it’s expensive, but I’ve had my P90X DVDs since 2009, so I’d say I definitely have my money’s worth.

I know, I know, I sound like a TV commercial BUT it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so you really have got nothing to lose. Except inches, lethargy, cholesterol points…

Buy it here! Your entire life will change with this purchase, I promise you it will.

Have a great weekend!