Staying on Track in 2018 With The BodyBoss Fitness & Nutrition Guides

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*This is a sponsored post in partnership with Body Boss, All opinions are my own.*

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We are already well into 2018 and hopefully if one of your goals or resolutions for the new year was to live a healthier life, you are sticking to it! As I’ve mentioned before (here and here) I lost about 60lbs last year after committing to clean eating and also consistent workouts. I’m here to say it was not easy, some days were really hard! I’m so proud and happy to be where I am now in life because of the changes I made. One thing I always think was how FAST a year went by. I will say that I too was ready for a little kickstart and to try something new in 2018. I was falling into some old unhealthy eating habits and I knew I needed a change pronto! Enter the Ultimate Body Fitness guide & Superfood nutrition guide that can really boost energy levels, fitness challenges and healthy eating. I’m already two weeks in and seeing great results!

#fruits #veggies #bodyboss

BodyBoss was sent to me and I was so excited to dive right in! The first booklet I opened was their fitness guide. The fitness guide is broken down into a pre-training program (4 weeks) and then four total cycles of routines (3 weeks each). Once you complete the pre-training then you can officially start their 12 week program. I opted to skip the pre-training program because I have already been working out in a consistent manner.I did glance through it and loved that they broke down the moves for you if you aren’t familiar with the names

Another reason I love the BodyBoss fitness guides is because the workouts themselves are based around high intensity interval training (HIIT), this is the fastest and most effective method to burn fat. I’ve done HIIT programs in the past but the BodyBoss routines really got my blood pumping. Each day is different and they break down exactly what should be done each day, I found this so helpful. I also really liked that for each day you workout they have a short warm up period with several moves and then after the workout there is some “cool down” moves that involve stretching, which is just as important as the workout itself in my opinion!

#HIIT #BodyBoss #fitness

BodyBoss has made working out at home a breeze! Everyday is broken down so effectively. You can order the online version, which gives you access to the online training program. You can also purchase the package which is the online version plus the 200 page booklet. I’ve seen amazing results in such short time frame. My energy levels are higher than they have been the past few months, especially in the afternoons. I love that I can also show my kids that leading a healthy and active lifestyle is so important.

#fruits #veggies #mealplan

 

In addition to the fitness guide, BodyBoss also has a full nutritional guide. The guide centers around meal planning, in my experience I’ve also had great success when I plan out what I will be eating for breakfast/lunch/dinner and snacks everyday. Because most of us are busy, taking a few hours out of the day one day a week (I choose Sundays) to prep some food ahead of time will really save you when it comes to making healthy food choices. I feel pretty confident in my ability to make healthy choices but I really loved trying the recipes offered up in the BodyBoss nutritional guide.

 

Some of my favorites included the Bananarama Muffins, even my kids loved these! I added some extra walnuts to mine because I love a little extra crunch. Another breakfast favorite was the magic matcha pudding. I loved that this recipe was simple and I already had all of the ingredients called for! I topped mine with some shredded coconut, blueberries, and walnuts.

#healthyliving #muffins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For lunch I mostly stuck with salads or avocado toast, I also loved doing a quick smoothie. Body Boss offers an entire guide for smoothies and desserts.

For dinner my husband and I loved the keep on track quinoa. I was not sure what to expect with this one but I have a feeling this will be on constant repeat for dinner at our house. The healthy chicken pasta was another dinner time hit. This was one that was easily prepped on Sunday and we were able to eat throughout the week.

#mealprep #mealplanning #bodyboss

Every now and then we deserve a cheat meal! I know when I crave something there really is no denying that craving in some way. Luckily, BodyBoss has you covered. They have a section devoted to approved cheat meals. I loved that I could still indulge in some of my favorite treats (peanut butter and pancakes) but still felt like I was making healthy choices and not totally blowing progress I was making.

Other great perks of the BodyBoss program was that they have a whole section where they break down exactly what you need to buy at the grocery store. For a busy mom like myself this is great! I could take the list with me and simply check off what I needed for any one recipe. I’m also a huge smoothie person and love testing and trying new ones. BodyBoss offered 100 pages devoted to smoothie recipes and healthy snacks (you know I love snacks!)

This program is something I wish I would have found a year ago. It really made me excited to wake up each day to see my next workout routine or excited for a meal that I was having that day. A healthy lifestyle should not be something that one hates or dreads. BodyBoss was kind enough to offer my followers an exclusive coupon code to their 12 week program! Just use code WITHLOVEMAMA at checkout for an additional 15% off any guide (valid until April).

Check BodyBoss out if you are feeling like you need some extra motivation, I assure you that you will not regret it!

Healthy Snacking

I’ve talked about it before in past posts but I will mention it again, I love living a healthy lifestyle! This past year I have lost 55lbs and that is L A R G E L Y due to changing my diet. I of course also incorporated workouts into my daily routine but that’s for another post!

Today I want to talk to you about snacking. I’ve always been a snacker, reaching for not so great options led, in part, to my weight gain. By cutting out the junk and replacing it with nutritious and filling options, the weight fell off! Not only was I losing weight but my energy levels stayed up, I slept better, and my overall happiness and mood changed for the better. I know many are like me and want to snack during the day, especially if you are a busy mom! Let me share what I reach for when I want a snack:

I recently discovered Power Up on Instagram and was intrigued. They were kind enough to send me a few samples of their delicious trail mix and I was so impressed! My husband has even managed to finish off a bag by himself. They have so many varieties and the best part is they are made from all natural ingredients, gluten free, and even Vegan!

It has taken me a while to find a yogurt that I will consistently buy and eat on a regular basis that is also healthy. Once I tried Oikos triple zero I never looked back. I like that it is low in sugar and high in protein. I top mine with a little bit of granola and fresh fruit to make it a little more filling but it is also perfectly fine on it’s own. I prefer the vanilla flavor but will occasionally reach for the peach or strawberry options as well.

I am a CHEESE lover! The problem is cheese can be loaded with fat. These little individual cheese packages are perfect for me. I find that one is a perfect afternoon snack.

I have always been a big fruit lover. We have this basket of fruit filled with the best seasonal options. This is great because if I am looking for something quick it is easy to just grab an apple or an orange. In the summer we stock up on peaches and nectarines. I also eat grapefruit daily so we always have those on hand as well. If you are looking for a little more filling option I like to top rice cakes with peanut butter and bananas or dip apple slices in peanut butter.

As with all things, life is all about balance! Although I tend to eat healthy the majority of the time, it doesn’t mean I am perfect. I love ending each day with something sweet with my kids! Hope everyone is able to treat themselves this Thanksgiving!

Ideas for Snacking Healthy To Promote Weight Loss

Ideas for Snacking Healthy To Promote Weight Loss
Ideas for Snacking Healthy To Promote Weight Loss
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Breakfast Goals

Can we all agree that breakfast is life? I’m obsessed with this meal and it’s usually my largest meal of the day. I try to fill up on healthy carbs, protein, fiber, etc.

Since I shared on Instagram that I had started a weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey a year ago; I’ve had a few questions come my way about what my eating/workout routine looks like. I had previously shared how I get my day started in this post. Let’s start with the best meal of the day . . .

1. Van’s Protein Waffles– I eat one of these everyday, sometimes two a day. They make quick, healthy eating possible.  I like to top mine with almond butter and a half of a banana.

2. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats– I always thought I was one of those people that could only do hot oatmeal. I was wrong, this recipe is my LIFE, I have it memorized and basically eat this daily. I do change up the protein based on what I have on hand. I can tell you, just as good with chocolate or vanilla.

3. Half of a grapefruit- Need I say more? Seriously the best citrus and so good for you. I eat this daily, I really saw a boost in my metabolism once I started eating this and I crave this fruit now.

These are basically my go to’s because I’m busy and these are quick. I have other favorites too! See below quick round up. . .

  1. Pancakes
  2. Turkey bacon, about 4 slices
  3. Green smoothie with this protein

Share your breakfast favorites in the comments! Always open to ALL the breakfast ideas.