Friday, December 29, 2017

2018 Challenge Group

Last Chance!
New Years challenge starts Jan 8th. 
I had finally made a decision to join a challenge group and make change happen in my life. That choice allowed me to truly find myself and find happiness.๐Ÿ˜
Are you ready? Is now your time? Send me an email ASAP to Lynng258@gmail.com


Meal Plan to close out 2017

So sometimes we are a bit boring with our meal plan but it totally works for us!
We usually eat the same foods for breakfast, morning snack, and lunch and then re rotate our dinner.
Then the following week, we will change it up with new meals!

We follow the 21 day fix vegan guidelines with how many:
Red containers (protein)
Yellow containers (carbs)
Green containers (veggies)
Purple containers (fruit)
Blue containers (healthy fats)
Orange containers (dressings/seeds)
and tsp to have!

Ring in the New Year feeling DAMN GOOD and get rid of that bloat is our goal.  Because let's be real...SO much bread-cookies-pie-WINE...etc was inhaled over the holidays!

As always, any questions on the meal plan feel free to email me at lynng258@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

80 Day Obsession Launch--New Workout Program!


I am so excited to announce that the 80 Day Obsession challenge packs are officially LIVE!! That means you can finally get your hands on the tools and accessories you need to CRUSH this program with me in my Beta Launch Challenge Group!  
I have been talking a lot about this program but in case you are curious what it looks like, here is a little promo video of it: VIDEO
Autumn is the creator of 21 day fix (along with many other programs) and I can honestly say that program changed my life in the way I was eating, portion control, what I was eating, and the kinds of workouts I was doing!
 
To be a part of the group, you must have Beachbody on Demand and you must commit to replacing one meal a day with Shakeology.
Having Beachbody on Demand gives you access to EVERY SINGLE WORKOUT PROGRAM Beachbody has ever created (plus new releases) for 1 year...literally cheaper than a gym membership at less than $10 a month!  Hello Game Changer!
 
Don't forget the BONUS incentives...

  1. If you order between Dec.14 and Jan.14, you will automatically get a $10 discount on your challenge pack order. (From Beachbody)
  2. You get a $10 amazon gift card from ME!
 
If you are a CURRENT COACH OR CUSTOMER, here are your challenge pack options:

Shakeology & Performance Mega Completion Pack - click here to order
Shakeology, 2 Energize, 4 Recover, Portion Fix containers, shaker cup, bands, sliders, intro guide, calendar




Accessories & Performance Bundle - click here to order
2 Energize, 4 Recover, Portion Fix containers, shaker cup, bands, sliders, intro guide, calendar




Shakeology & Performance Combo Pack click to order
Shakeology AND Performance Stack, Portion Fix containers, shaker cup, bands, sliders, intro guide, calendar




Performance or Shakeology Completion Pack
click here to order Performance version
click here to order Shakeology version
Shakeology HD OR Performance Stack HD, Portion Fix containers, shaker cup, bands, sliders, intro guide, calendar





Obsession Accessories - click here to order
Portion Fix containers, shaker cup, bands, sliders, intro guide, calendar


If you are a SIGNING UP AS A COACH...

You will use this link to order your challenge pack. First, you will fill out the coach sign up information on the front page and then you will order your challenge pack on the second page, which will waive your $40 coach sign up fee. 
(plus get 25% off of all future purchases through beachbody!)

AFTER YOU PURCHASE your challenge pack, please email me so I can get you added to the Beta Launch Group on Facebook!

Lynn Gugliuzza
LynnG258@gmail.com

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Burn hurts but the Burn works

It’s that time of year that internal motivation isn’t always quite there.


Today, I was 100% ready to go…probably because I could finally can get through a workout without having to blow my nose! 

But…with holiday parties, gifts to buy, gifts to wrap, food platters to make, houses to clean, extra stress at work…our internal motivation to stay on track sometimes fades away.๐Ÿ˜‘
We get off of our routine of working out, eating healthy, and drinking a daily nutritional shake.

๐Ÿค”So how do we battle that?
Accountability groups.  That is what SAVES ME EVERY HOLIDAY.๐Ÿ™Œ
I run a support group with 3 other coaches and over 20 challengers who are on their health and fitness journeys.
➡️We check in with each other, stay on the right path, talk about our weaknesses, holiday tips, etc.


➡️➡️Want in on the group for 2018 to stay motivated?  NEW challengers only and you MUST be signed up by Dec 22nd!!  

The more the merrier!! 

2018 Bring it on!

Will you take time to focus on YOU in 2018?
It may not be easy, but it's worth it.
Amanda and I have been the figure in this picture.  And the worst part is not the exterior, but how crappy you feel on the inside.  Foggy brained—Bloated—Less confident—Fatigue.
It is our goal again to not end up like this picture!

The early workouts
The late workouts
The motivation when you don't want to
The healthy choices
The choice of healthier cocktails
The choice to sleep more
Stairs instead of elevator
Walk instead of drive

Every thing we do plays a small role into living a healthy lifestyle. It's not easy. It's something Amanda and I have to consciously be aware of every single day. Yes, we have a piece of pizza here and there, a cocktail, a slice of cake…but it is a matter of being as consistent as we can to make progress and see results!!

With the combination of following on demand workout programs
Drinking a daily nutrient dense shake
Portion control food containers
and Daily accountability….we stay on track! 


Join us in a New Years accountability group!! January 15th. Message for info.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

New Workout Program!!

This husband and wife team crushed it!!



๐Ÿ˜ฎ
They are two hugely inspirational people who I have been able to meet and hear speak. They were 100% driven to get results with this program and it truly shows.
**Nutrition—Workouts—Shakes—Accountability—Support**




45-60 min a day, 6 days a week, for 80 days

Whether you are in it for the mental shift, the physical results, the accountability, the challenge…this is proof, male or female, it CAN be accomplished!
๐Ÿ’ฅNew workout program is available tomorrow and you better believe I will be in the test group trying it out!! ๐Ÿ™ŒShoot me an email or message on FB if you want more info!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mexican Dip (Vegan)

Personally, I like a lot of things fresh and don't like to use canned foods all too often so for this recipe you will taste the freshness! I served this to friends and no one knew it was vegan as it had all the flavor!

1st layer:
For homemade "refried" beans I cooked 2 cups pinto beans and then blended with about 1 tbsp coconut oil and a little water until it all combined and was a smooth texture.  Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little chili powder. Put this in the bottom of your dish.

2nd layer:
The cheeeeeesssseee!
Blend together 1 cup cashews, 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, a little water, and a few tablespoons salsa.  Then spread on top of beans.

3rd layer:
GUAC!
You can use store bought or I just mashed up 3 avocados with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime.

4th layer:
Spread some salsa on it.

5th layer:
Chop up a bell pepper and sprinkle on top.

6th layer:
Sprinkle some sliced olives on top.

Lastly, top it off with cilantro.

ENJOY!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Workout Program I am pumped about!!

Abs—A$$—Arms
3 things that we ALL want!!
New workout program being launched focuses on these 3 things but at the same time is a Total Body workout (clearly with moves like this!!) ๐Ÿ™Œ

I am super excited for it as the transformations I have seen from the test groups are INSANE!! ๐Ÿ‘
Plus using new workout equipment that is easy to travel✈️      with like sliders and strength bands. Totally going to feel the๐Ÿ”ฅ

FINALLY an 80 day program with 45-60 min workouts. I am one that LOVES to workout so while the 30 min or less workouts are great, I personally want more. This is Totally going to ROCK!

 The 3 A’s…something we all want! Who wants to help me stay accountable and try this new program?! Email me to learn more! LynnG258@gmail.com

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Best Day of Your Life

Annoying
Self centered
Overwhelming
Fake
Obsessive

We’ve been called many things.
Sorry we have a passion to grow personally and to share our journey hoping to inspire others to truly live life the happiest and healthiest we all can.

We don’t judge. We aim to educate.

There are so many different workout programs you can do and you should do what you LOVE. But the big component that people miss is the nutrition piece. That was the case for us.

We drink a nutritional shake because we at least know we are getting the base of what we need everyday.
We do the on demand workout programs because of the ease of access, quality of programs, and variety.
We eat healthy because it makes us feel energized and mentally clear.
We read books and listen to podcasts for personal development so we are constantly growing.

Because of all this, our lives have been so much happier from when we 1st met.

We want 5 women who want to join us on this journey. Ready to hear more? Ready to commit? Email me now!  Lynng258@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Transformation Tuesday!

My injuries helped me become who I am today.


When I was recently home, I found some pictures from college.
I honestly can’t even recognize the girl in the pictures, both inside and out.

I was struggling BIG TIME with my weight.  Yeah, yeah, yeah what kid in college doesn’t. ๐Ÿ™„
BUT I was a D1 scholarship athlete.  I was supposed to be in peak physical and mental condition but sadly, I was FAR from it.๐Ÿ˜•

Weight issues
Multiple knee surgeries
Lack of nutrition knowledge
Mentally recovering each day…will I be just as good of a soccer player?  Can I get to where I once was?
I was so lost.

➡️It has been a LONG struggle with educating myself on nutrition, finding workout programs that work for me, and building up my confidence to LOVE myself.

Who I am today is so distant from the girl I was in college. ❤️
It wasn’t easy. It took time. It took patience.  It took A LOT of up’s and down’s.
But it was 100% worth it!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ’ฅI am looking to help 5 people make that change to want to live healthier.  
Start NOW before 2018 is here.
๐Ÿ’ฅMessage for details.

#transformationtuesday

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pumpkin Pie Bars (vegan friendly)

For the Crust, blend together until crumbly:

1 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/4-1/3 cup softened coconut oil
2 tablespoons almond butter
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Keep 1 cup aside as topping.  Press the rest into in an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper and lightly greased.  
Bake at 350 for 10 min.



Then combine the filling in a blender which includes:
**2nd option for a filling below**
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons tapioca starch
2 tsp vanilla extrace
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2-1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
dash of ginger
1/2 tsp allspice


After the 10 min bake, pour filling in pan.  Top with the crumb mixture.  
Bake for 30 min or until toothpick comes out clean.

LET COOL AND REST before slicing!!

**2nd option for a filling
2 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup almond milk
2 1/2 tbsp tapioca starch
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of sea salt

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cashew Parmesan Cheese

Surprisingly, a new guilty vegan friendly pleasure is cashew parmesan cheese! 
1 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (cheesy flavor)
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
Blend it all up and you have cashew parmesan cheese!!

Vegan Chili (in the insta pot)

This recipe makes about 8 servings and can be eaten all week with some yummy cornbread!

1 cup dried red lentils (rinsed and drained)
1 cup dries green lentils (rinsed and drained)
1 onion chopped
5 cloves garlic minced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup canned jalapeno peppers diced
1 28 oz can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
3 cups water
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp ground cumin
few dashes of cayenne pepper (if you like it hot!)
salt to taste




1. Sautรฉ function on the insta pot: put in onions, garlic, peppers and sautรฉ for 5 min.
2. Add in spices and sautรฉ for another minute.
3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a high pressure for 10 min.
4. Allow for natural release.  If it is not complete after 30 min, release the steam.
5. Stir and ENJOY!!

Can top with some vegan mozzarella or cheddar cheese if you would like or cashew parmesan cheese! :) 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan)

Mix together:
4 tbsp vegan butter
4 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flat seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water, let sit in fridge for 15 min)


Then mix in:
3/4 cup all purpose four
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of cloves
1 1/2 cups oats
1/2-3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips


Scoop out using a cookie scooper onto a tray lines with a cookie mat.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

ENJOY!!!!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Swirled Ice cream

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Swirled Ice cream

It is as good as it looks. Amanda and I have a HUGE sweet tooth at night and we are always so tempted to steer off of our meal plan. This was the perfect solution to make and have in the freezer.

Chocolate layers: Frozen bananas blended with a little almond milk.

PB layers: PB mixed with a little almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup

Chips are dark chocolate vegan chips.

This is 100% vegan, 100% full of flavor! Now…to see how long it actually lasts in the freezer 

Apple Crisp...the healthy way!

Thank you insta pot for this yummy apple crisp๐Ÿ‘Œ 
Quite possibly one of the best kitchen gadgets we own! 



Made this version pretty healthy using apples, cinnamon and maple syrup. 
Then for the topping I mixed up coconut oil, oats, maple syrup, cinnamon and a little almond flour. 

Just as sweet, just as yummy and without all the fat, calories, and refined sugar!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Shift Shop Results!

Seriously I feel like a Ninja right now with all of my energy, mental clarity, and determination. 

*BETTER habits have formed!! 
*I FEEL less bloated 
*My energy is through the roof
*I am a lot happier

I am now taking on round 2 and continuing this momentum I have gained. 

-Program is so much fun
-Takes me back to my college soccer playing days
-The modifier is a great option
-The trainer just INSPIRES the HECK out of you!!

I loved being in an accountability group with other challengers going through the 1st round of this program. We kept each other motivated and are getting some MAD CRAZY RESULTS with this 3 week rapid results program! (More result pictures in comments)

IT. WORKS!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Interested in the next round?? Send me a message NOW!


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lemon Bites

Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
3/4 cup dates
1/4 cup dried apricot
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup rolled oats (NOT instant)
cinnamon if you wish!!

Directions:
Mix it all together, freeze till hardened a bit, then serve!

Another option is to bake them for about 20 minutes at 375 on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

ENJOY!!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Meal Plan for 1st week of June

We are ready to rock the 1st week of June!  With several social life events over the past few weekends, temptations have been everywhere!  We have had cheat meals here and there but this week we will surely be on track.  

We will be following the 21 day fix vegan meal plan option with:
5 Green containers (veggies)
3 Red containers (protein)
3 Yellow A containers (carbs)
1 Yellow B container (carbs)
1 Purple container (fruit)
1 Blue container (healthy fat)
1 Orange container (seeds/dressing)
2 tsp (oils)

For the actual meal plan, I have added that below along with the grocery list for 2 people.  We will be sure to hold each other accountable this week, even with the healthy treats we always keep in the fridge.  Even though there are healthy, we should not be eating several each right before bed!











For the meal plan we have been loving a lot of raw vegetables lately so it is mostly tons of washing veggies and chopping.  Watch the video to see what that meal prep fridge looks like afterwards. Have a great start to June and get ready for summer!!



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Meal Plan for the week!

Meal plan for the week is kinda boring, kinda repetitive but with this nice weather we want to spend less than an hour doing meal prep this week. So that means lots of raw veggies, minimal variety, and quick meals. 

With any meal we make, I don't include what spices we use but we always add a little flare to it. Our two favorite go to's are homemade cajan spice mix, and an Italian mix. Have to keep the taste buds happy so that is how we do it!

๐Ÿ’ฅHelp us out for next week and suggest a meal that we can try!!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan style!)

1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp water



Blend the above ingredients together until smooth.

Then add in :
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
vegan chocolate chips and mix by hand

Once it is all mixed together and smooth, put in refrigerator for about 20 minutes, till it comes together more.  Spoon out onto a baking sheet with a cookie mat on it.  Bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes.  Let sit for 1-2 minutes before removing from sheet.  ENJOY!!



Saving money on grocery shopping!

SAVING PENNIES everywhere :) You may think we are crazy, but we are super excited and TOTAL NERDS! This past Sunday Amanda and I FINALLY did something we have been wanting to start FOREVER! We buy a lot of items in large amounts such as flax seeds, almonds, chia seeds, quinoa, farro, lentils, black beans, chick peas...you name it! We are even getting into the habit of buying the beans you have to soak instead of the ones in the can. The gooey mess that comes on those canned beans just gives me the creeps sometimes!

So...we went around to a few stores and compared prices. It even blew my mind that some items at whole foods were cheaper in the bulk, and some were cheaper in the bag. It was a lot of fun and of course we were totally geeking out when we found a cheaper price. Highly recommend people try this out :) We will be updating this sheet as we continue to compare and save!!