I’ve moved!

Well my site has, kind of. I thought I was just upgrading my page but it started me a brand new one and I can’t figure out how to link them to one another (seriously haaaaalp!)
So until further notice my future posts will be at https://jmkpeterson.wordpress.com Been There Diy’d That
Come check it out! (It’s much prettier)

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Shakeology Fudge

Trying to stay on track during the holidays can be such a struggle. My sweet tooth goes crazy and wants cookies, chocolate, cocoa and FUDGE!
Fudge is a huge weakness for me.
I’m trying my best to not stray from my healthy eating course so I decided to make some healthy fudge to get me through these horrendous cravings.
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I’m not sure if you can really call it fudge but it’s super easy and does the trick for me. I actually came across this concoction by messing up a recipe for shakeology brownies that a friend sent me. Sometimes mistakes are blessings!
Ingredients:
1T peanut butter
1T coconut oil
1 scoop or packet of chocolate shakeology
1/4t stevia

Instructions:
Melt peanut butter and coconut oil in microwave.
Add shakeology and stevia.
Mix well and flatten into storage container.
Cut into squares.
Refrigerate (sets up in 5 minutes)

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I’ve also made this with vanilla shakeology and added 1/4t pumpkin pie spice. Delish!
Want more recipes? Need help staying on track? Email me! jmkpeterson@gmail.com
Want to join my New Years health and fitness group? Shoot me an email jmkpeterson@gmail.com and sign up for me to be your free coach here. https://www.teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free?referringRepId=319016

Happy Healthy Holidays!

Clean Eating Chicken Nuggets

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Sometimes, and it’s rare but sometimes you score big mom points at dinner. I happened to score huge mom points last night when I experimented with some clean chicken nuggets.
They were a big hit and my family ate every bite! My husband even said that they rival Chik-Fil-a nuggets!

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Ingredients

1 lb. organic boneless chicken breasts (or tenders), cut into small bite sized pieces (1/2-inch by 1-inch)
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons whole wheat panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast or you could use parmesan cheese
Coconut oil spray

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Preheat the oven to 450°.
Add the chicken with the oil followed by the salt, Italian herbs, garlic salt, oregano, and black pepper. Massage the chicken with the spices thoroughly.
Add the chicken, bread crumbs and nutritional yeast to a ziplock bag. Seal the bag and shake it all up until the chicken is coated.
Spray a baking sheet with coconut oil spray.
Lay the nuggets on the baking sheet in a single layer.
Spray the top side of the chicken with coconut oil.
Bake for 8 minutes on each side.
I’ll definitely be adding this to the weekly rotation!

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What Is A Challenge Group?

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What is a Challenge Group?
A Challenge Group is a small group committed to getting healthy by participating in Beachbody workout programs for a defined period of time. A Beachbody Coach organizes the group and sets up a private Facebook page for the group members. Everyone in the group helps and motivates each other to achieve their health and fitness goals by sharing tips, recipes, accountability and results. The Coach will provide meal plans or clean eating options for the duration of the group, usually 21 days. It takes 3 weeks to make or break a habit! 21 day challenge groups are a great way to jumpstart your journey.

Pick a program like P90X3, T25 or Piyo. Cant pick a program? Contact me and I can help you decide what program works best for you based on your fitness level and goals. Drinking Shakeology daily is an integral part of the fitness model. I usually replace breakfast with Shakeology or as a snack after my workout.
My last challenge group is just finishing up, I’m getting their results in and calculating, so far i have the stats of 5 girls who have lost a combined total of 44 lbs and 53.5 inches! I have 5 more sending in their stats soon!
Join my next Facebook Challenge Group. Contact me for more details. I will put you in the private group, give you weekly meal plans and stay in contact daily to make sure we are staying on track!
As long as you are willing, your goals are in reach!

Start your journey here by making me your free coach! https://www.teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free?referringRepId=319016
Take the challenge https://teambeachbody.com/beachbody-challenge?referringRepId=319016 and choose your program https://teambeachbody.com/checkout/-/bbcheckout/challengepack?referringRepId=319016
Enter your results when you’ve finished a program, get a free t-shirt and you could also win $500-$1000 or more!

Have questions? Need help getting your challenge pack? Send me a message! jmkpeterson@gmail.com

Brazil Butt Lift and Shakeology Results

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Ok, so I said I would post this like 2 weeks ago, SORRY! Life happens, kids happen, laziness happens, margaritas happen.

But here they are, my results from 70ish days of Brazil Butt Lift and drinking Shakeology daily. (Yes, 70-ish-remeber: Margaritas happen!)I lost 6.2lbs and 5.75 in. I’m finding that the weight and inches are coming off much more slowly than when I started at 187lbs. But I’ll take it, progress is progress!

This program was fun! There is latin dancing, squats, weights, squats, a video just for abs and of course, squats and I’m getting pretty darn good at them! I liked this workout and i feel like it targeted my problem areas. My tummy, my love handles and my thighs. Although the stats don’t show much, a picture speaks 1,000 words and i think there is a big difference!

Want to try Brazil Butt Lift? http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/BrazilButtLift?referringRepId=319016

Want to accelerate your results with shakeology? https://teambeachbody.com/checkout/-/bbcheckout/challengepack?referringRepId=319016

Want in on my next free challenge group? 21 days of meal plans, motivation and encouragement for free from yours truly! https://www.teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free?referringRepId=319016

I would love to have you! My current challenge group has 1 week left and these 8 girls have already lost a combined total of 71 lbs and over 70 inches in 2 weeks!!

The next group starts August 4th in a private Facebook group. Just sign up with the link provided then send me a friend request. https://www.facebook.com/julia.kelly2

Be sure to send me a message and let me know you want in!

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My P90X3 Results

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I’ve posted a bit about my fitness journey and I have been slacking lately. But I did finish P90X3! And I am so excited to share my results! After 90-ish days (listen, there were some missed workouts, vacations, birthdays, Earth Day, you know the normal days that require rest and cheat meals) of working out and eating clean, I am proud to say that I am down 25 pounds and 26 inches! I went from a size 16 to an 8 and a XXL to a Medium! I participated in 21 day challenge groups to help me get motivated and keep going and I even have my family eating healthy and exercising!

Don’t believe me? The proof is in the pudding! (What does that even mean?) Look for yourself!

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Was it hard?

Yes, at first but there is a modifier in every workout. Sometimes I modified the modifier and sometimes I kept up with the big boys!

Was my “diet” ( I hate that word) hard?

No! Actually it was pretty easy! I joined a free online challenge group. With that I got 3 weeks of clean eating meal plans, motivation and support. I loved it so much I joined another and now I run them myself. My last 21 day challenge group lost a total of 27 pounds and 16 inches!

Why 21 days?

Ever heard the phrase “It takes 3 weeks to make or break a habit”? Its true! First of all, you can do anything for 3 weeks, like, anything! And once you’ve gone that long it’s easy to just keep going! Especially when you see results!

Why Shakeology? 

Why would I only invest in half of my health? Abs are made in the kitchen. Seriously what you put in your body is 80% of your health. Shakeology is the healthiest thing I consume every day. Its like going to the salad bar 9 times. Theres no way I could consume that many veggies and super foods on my own each day.

Is my journey over?

Heck no! I’m just beginning. Actually I’m starting a new program tomorrow-Brazil Butt Lift (makes me laugh every time) And I’m joining another 21 day challenge group to get me started right. I’ll post about that when I finish. 🙂

Want results too? Want to join my next challenge group? Contact me or get your challenge pack here

http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/BCPX3205?referringRepId=319016

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Note: This program was finished April 19th. I just now got around to blogging about it 🙂 Since then I have also completed Brazil Butt lift and had amazing results 😉 Blog on that to come this week!

A Parrty Fit For A Pirate

My son turned five in March. My sweet little baby is now a little boy. A messy, crazy, fun and adventurous boy.
Turning five is a big deal. I mean, it’s one whole hand of fingers! So when he said he wanted a pirate party, I went all out.
First were the invitations. I created them on the Red Stamp app on my phone and then opened up the picture in PicStitch and sent them to Walgreens to print for half the price.

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Next was the menu. I saw some cute things on Pinterest and adapted them for the party. We had Lil’ Smokies aka “Dead Mans Fingers”, cubed cheese-“Pirates Gold”, fruit bowl-“Pirates Jewels”, potato chips and goldfish crackers-“Fish n’ Chips”, black gumballs were “Cannon Balls” and gummy worms were “Fish Bait”.
I made some cute food signs (what do you call those? Food place cards?) on my computer to label everything.

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I got the idea for a “pirate chest” drink cooler from Just a Frugal Mom. I dry-brushed some brown and tan paint on the two-dollar, styrofoam ice chest to make it look aged and added black electrical tape for the straps, adding white “studs” on the straps with paint.

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After that, I got lazy and everything else came from Amazon. Pirate flag and sword toothpicks for the finger foods, cute little photo props.

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Pin the eyepatch on the pirate games, all the favors (eyepatches, tattoos, candy,mustaches, swords and pirate hats) and the treasure chest I put them in, tablecloths, flags and pendants-all from Amazon.
My friend Robin at I Think So! Cupcakes made this awesome pirate cake accompanied by her famous maple-bacon cupcakes that I put on a cute pirate ship cupcake stand that my mom bought.

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We rented a rock climb wall/slide/bouncy house to entertain the kids but most importantly, to wear them out after their sugar rush.

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I let the kids fill their own treat bags out of the “Treasure Chest” when they were leaving. I hate writing thank you notes after a birthday party. And I really hate trying to write down who brought what when my kids are opening gifts, slowing down the party and frustrating myself almost as much as it frustrates the birthday boy when he’s trying to rip open every gift as fast as he can. So when I made the invites, I made matching thank you notes at the same time and put them in the treat bags.

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My son loved his party and all the kids had a blast! My youngest wants a football party for his birthday in July, I’m open to suggestions!

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