Friday, July 31, 2015

Who is Ready for a Transformation?

 This Contest gets people results! I love to do these contests because who doesn't want to win money while losing weight?

Our next Biggest Slim Down/Transformation contest starts August 10th.

If you have been thinking about this for awhile, or just ready to make a healthy change in your life,
then this is the contest for you. 



If you want more information. Personally message me tonight. I have 1 more spot left!

Thanks for checking in,

Melissa

Thursday, July 30, 2015

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Kebabs

I love easy, quick meals that the whole family will eat. 
Especially my picky eater of a daughter.

Isn't it nice to grill out? Less mess in the kitchen. You can eat outside where it is so beautiful.

And another perk is my husband does the grilling. 

The 21 day fix meal program helps you to keep track of your portions sizes
with their containers! It's simple to follow and so many say how they don't feel deprived.

I love this program! My healthy meal plans are tailored to this program. 
And it is still on sale for 2 more days!




Alright now for the recipe!

For the kebabs:
2 large boneless chicken breasts, diced
1/2 cup of green, yellow bell peppers (my favorite!)
1/2 cup onion- chopped in large pieces
3/4 cup pineapple, chopped in large chunks

For the Marinade:
1/4 cup pineapple chunks (or if using canned pineapple you can use juice)
2 T. Coconut oil
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. sesame oil
juice of 1 big lemon
1 clove of garlic
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water, more as needed

1. Blend all the marinade ingredients in a blender.
2. Thread the kebab ingredients, alternating between chicken, pineapple, veggies- leaving some room for chicken to cook on the ends.
3. Brush marinate over the kebabs and sit for 10-15 minutes, or longer.
4. Grill over medium heat until chicken is cooked through.

Serve with rice, quinoa or veggies.

21 day fix CONTAINERS- 1 RED, 1/2 GREEN, 1/2 PURPLE, 1 ORANGE

ENJOY!

Thanks for checking in,

Melissa

Thursday, July 23, 2015

{Success Story} Busy SAHM of 2 little ones Lost all her baby weight

I want to share with you an amazing success story from a really great friend of mine. Kaili and I went to high school together and have reconnected through Coaching. Her story is so inspirational and she is a wonderful person. Here is her story in her own words:


I am a busy mom of two kids ages 1 & 3, I stay home and take care of our family household.  My husband likes to call me the CEO of the Hill house :)
I was very active growing up. I was a Cheerleader throughout high school, ran track, and I paddled (canoe race) when I lived in Hawaii, I never had trouble with my weight.
Then I went to college and gained my Freshman 15 plus some! I really started to notice that my bad eating habits were catching up to me.  I got married at 25 and I had my first baby at 27.  I gained 45 lbs.  I went from 130’s to 196 the day my son was born.
For 2 years after my son was born I struggled with my weight.   I was in a very dark and depressed place in my life.  The one person in the world who I counted on for so much in my life passed away one month after I had my son, my Dad.  I had no idea how I was going to survive it, he was EVERYTHING to me, I was a complete daddy’s girl.  
My depression was so bad, it was combined with post partum and the passing of my dad.  My hormones, weight and life was spinning out of control.  I went to the doctor to see if there was something I could do to feel better.  They took a blood sample and found out I had Hypothyroidism.  It was very off and causing a lot of my depression, crazy moods and inability to lose weight.
After I was able to get my hormones balanced I started to notice some weight loss, but it was still very difficult.  I was up late one night and saw an infomercial on a home workout called Brazil Butt Lift and I had to have it! I wanted my body back and a Brazil Butt of course! Lol, so I ordered it.
I didn't know how to lose weight since I never had to before. I wanted to find a way to get in shape that wasn't a quick fix. I wanted a lifestyle change. I was able to get back down to 140lbs which was awesome!
Then, I had my second baby and I gained it all back plus some.  I was 206 lbs when I had my daughter.  I struggled with post partum depression again and it developed into more depression for 2 years after.  I felt like I had lost who I was, I stayed home day in and day out and never wanted to go anywhere.  I cried everyday feeling overwhelmed with the kids, housework and poopy diapers.  I never really wanted to go out or do anything. I really felt worthless and I was desperate to find a deeper purpose for my life.
I knew that if I could work on my diet and exercise more I would feel better.  I started small with taking walks around the block.  I was completely out of breathe just doing that.  Then, I decided to do crunches while I watched tv, squats while I was doing laundry and other housework.  I eventually started finding workout videos online to do and I got stronger and started losing weight again.  I made a decision to just keep going and not focus on my weight, just focus on being healthy.
Then I found another home workout that was even better than Brazil Butt Lift and worked for my mom schedule (only 30 minute workouts), a simple nutrition plan and a support system to really help me stay accountable.
I felt awesome, and wanted to help others. So I started coaching women (and a few men), and other moms just like me to lose weight, get fit, gain confidence and create a lifestyle change. I started coaching in Feb. 2015, and I've been doing that ever since!  I have never had a job more fulfilling than this! It has been life changing!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

{Health & Fitness} Inspiration Board

I put together this Inspiration Board to give others out there an idea of someplace they can go to
to feel inspired and to be reminded of their dreams and their reasons WHY they chose to begin their Health & Fitness journey.

I am a very visual person, so sometimes I need to be reminded by something visual. 
I picked up this cardboard at Walmart for $2,
For the title you can put anything, you can put one inspirational word, a phrase, Your name.

 and started cutting through some old fitness magazine and other magazines I had laying around the house. I cut out anything that inspired me.  I also wrote down on a scratch piece of paper my vision of where I wanted to be in the future according to my goals and dreams.

You could have the focus of your Inspiration Board be on
  • Weigh loss journey- posting "before" picture and having a spot for your "after"
    •  Make sure to take a side and back shot- flex your arm muscle too!
      Type up a quote, My Goals/Dreams, My Journey
    • make a spot where you can put in your Goal weight and each week/month your progress
    •  Add your cut out inspiration pictures that will inspire you! Lastly, make sure you write your Goals and steps on how you will reach them. Be specific.
 
Your board can even be for a Fitness competition- if you are going to compete. It can also be for Family dreams & where you want to see you & your family health wise & being active.

So to get started, start with a long-term goal and where you see yourself 1-5 or more years down the road. What does your life look like. What do you want to have accomplished.

Then break it down and ask yourself, what do I need to do to get there.

Look through magazines, print off pictures/words, start compiling lots of papers, quotes that inspire you, put pictures of the things the motivate you- like your family, hobbies you like to do, places you want to go, a past picture of you at a healthy weight, and then start creating your inspiration board.

Here is my finished product:


I would love to see yours!

Thanks for checking in,

Melissa


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Eating Healthy on a Budget

I am Guest posting today over at Shambray's BLOG about how
Eating Healthy doesn't have to be expensive.

I feed a family of 5 for $100/week, sometimes less- and yes this includes everything- even non-food items- EVEN diapers!

Click on the picture to learn some tips on how I do this:

http://www.shambray.com/2015/07/eating-healthy-on-budget.html

You will be surprised at what you can save money on. I am excited for you to try some of these tips!

Thanks for checking in,

Melissa