Friday, April 26, 2013

SKYDIVING!!










So if you have goals and dreams in life, why not reach for the stars!?!? Literally!! HAHA ! One of my goals for this year (well in my lifetime) was to go skydiving.. I officially am able to take away one more thing off of my bucket list!!! This year has been so successful thus far, so it was time to celebrate some while getting another accomplished!! I have never felt so amazing while free falling!!! That was probably my favorite moment!! You feel so free!! Then once the parachute comes out, it is so completely silent and relaxing like you have no worries in the world!! The view is just the most amazing thing!!! I am afraid of air planes and heights, but I somehow felt so comfortable!! I cannot even describe how good it felt to free fall and then to just coast slowly around and not hear any noise or negativity!! I am so glad I had the opportunity to achieve this goal!!! I would definitely do it again!!!! 
 


FIT CLUB 717!!



Our Fit Club 717 is officially up and running!! I am so excited to be able to have a place to have men and women get together to be healthy and have so much fun at the same time!! It is a place for everyone to make new friends, gain more motivation and support from each other!! It is a place to feel comfortable about yourself and the decision you are making to live a healthier lifestyle!! Sometimes it gets difficult to work out alone, so what better way to get a bunch of people together and do it in a positive environment?!? The first day was so awesome and we all worked up a sweat, but had fun too!! At the end, we tried a couple recipes of SHAKEOLOGY, which turned out great!!! 
 
 Our first workout was TURBO FIRE, but will switch around every week, depending on what everyone wants to do!! If you are interested in joining us on this awesome adventure, you can message me on facebook, or email me @ deidra.penrose@yahoo.com!! We have our Fit Club every Wednesday at 6pm at Fayetteville Fire Hall in Chambersburg, PA!!



Sunday, April 21, 2013

PREP SUNDAY!!



Sundays are one of my FAVORITE days because not only is it a relaxing day for my family and I , but also for me to think ahead of how I can set myself up for success!! What can I do to save time, but not allow myself to fail miserably with binging and food!!?? Well, by taking a few hours to make your weekly meal plan, write down a grocery list of what is on your plan, go grocery shopping, and cook up your food and separate it into portion sizes, is going to help you tremendously!!!  This way, there is no excuse for having no time to cook, no time to prep, and no food available, because it is done and in your reach!! 


Always have your food packed and extra in case of an emergency!! Set yourself up for success is going to make YOU happy in the long run and help you MAXIMIZE YOUR results!!!! I have found by me doing this EVERY week, I have reached my goal weight and have been able to maintain my healthy weight!! I have more time during the week now, and am not stressing about not having what I need, because it is there!!! NO EXCUSES!!! It is time to reach our goals and be proud of what we are able to accomplish!!
Here is a little video on how I set myself up for success each week!!
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 If you are interested in learning more about clean eating and how to get fit forever, join my challenge group and reach your health and fitness goals!! It's time to stop wishing and starting DOING!! It sounds scary to actually start, but you will be surprised at what you are capable of doing!!! Contact me for more info on my challenge groups on either Facebook or email.. deidra.penrose@yahoo.com
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Stacey's Transformatin Success Story!!!



STACEY’S SUCCESS STORY/TRANSFORMATION!
I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2011…evidently I have had this disease for 17 + years….I had gradually developed more symptoms over the years. By December 2011, I had severe headaches, numbness and tingling in my extremities, dizziness, fatigue, memory loss, and joint pain. Did I mention fatigue? I could hardly get up in the morning and would need a 3 hour nap mid day to just make it through the day. I had been on a course of antibiotics lasting 14 months with some improvments, but the side effects from those meds had me taking other medications to counteract those sid effects….for instance: I was on Flagyl…which gave me terrible refulx..so I took Protonix to counter act the refulx…which depleated my magnesium and made my face twitch and gave me palpitations…so I had to take magnesium supplements which gave me diarrhea (TMI)…so then I had to take all these fiber blends and antidiarrhea meds…oh my…..it was awful. I had borderline high blood pressure from everything. The doctor was going to start me on a pill for that next.   My doctor had me taking a ton of herbal supplements and reccomended I go on a “zero –fat” diet. Um. Okay? My doctor is not…NOT an nutritional genius. I had had enough!! I explained that we need fat for various reasons, and took it upon myself to conquer this disease through diet and exercise.
I had been reading about clean eating and came across SHAKEOLOGY. I was amazed at the ingredients listed and the powerful healing effects most of them bragged to accomplish. I saw a few posts on Facebook by Deidra Penrose about SHAKEOLOGY, and I thought, “hmm, I know her, will order it through her…but she better not bother me…or harass me ….or try to sell me anything more.” (haha) She harassed me very slyly. I didn’t even realize she was doing it. She sent me recipes, meal plans, etc. Then she asked if I wanted to join a 90 day challenge group. Sure….what did I have to lose? Soon, she had me signing up as a BEACH BODY COACH as well.
I submersed myself in researching clean eating, and religiously did my workouts (TURBO FIRE!!). I did not miss any in 90 days. The most amazing thing was how I felt just 30 days after drinking SHAKEOLOGY. My once pain-ridden hands/wrists that could not support my body weight, could now do 30 push ups. I stopped napping. By the end of 90 days, I visited my doctor again. I had lost 10.5 lbs during the challenge… 17 lbs since he saw me last. My blood pressure was normal. My labwork was “astounding” (in his words). I lost 25 inches. He stopped all my medications! He told me to keep up the good work and then asked how he could get SHAKEOLOGY! Hmmmm? I am virtually pain free and have very little side effects from the disease. I hope to be a light in the dark world of Lyme Disease. I love SHAKEOLOGY and I love TEAM BEACH BODY!

Stacey is now down 4 pant sizes!!! 
Congrats girl!!! So proud!!

Quinoa Salad (Reset)



Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:
½ c cooked quinoa (use  1 cup dry and 2 cups cold water; bring water  to a gentle boil with quinoa in water; cook covered for 25 min or until water is absorbed; remove pan from heat and let sit for 10 min without removing lid)
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Himalayan salt to taste
Braggs liquid aminos to taste
1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
½ medium diced tomato
½ medium cucumber peeled and diced
2 Tbsp pitted, chopped kalamata olives
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves
Directions:
Combine quinoa, oil, salt, Braggs Liquid Aminos (if desired), and lemon juice in a medium bowl ; mix well
Add tomato, cucumber, and olives; gently toss to blend
Gently fold in parsley and mint.
Cover and let marinate in refrigerator for 2-3 hrs prior to serving.
ENJOY!!!