3 Day Refresh

I just completed my second round of the 3 Day Refresh. I have no idea why I never blogged about my first round… busy I guess? So you are probably wondering what the Refresh actually is. Well, in short, it’s a cleanse that jumpstarts you into a healthier lifestyle. Maybe you had a little too much fun this summer and you want to get back on track… Refresh time! Or maybe you have a big event coming up and you really want to squeeze into that dress… Refresh time! Or maybe you’ve been STUCK and you need a nudge… Refresh time! If you want to read ALL the dirty details then you can visit the official 3 Day Refresh page and it tells you exactly what it involves, but I will tell you that it does involve REAL food!

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I lost 3lbs on my first round (after Vegas) while Ben lost 8lbs and on my second round this week I lost 5lbs!! Now, I will tell you that I spent the past weekend with some of my college besties so there was no limit on our boozing. We stayed fairly healthy with eating, but did get pizza for dinner one night. Yes, I ate dairy and yes my face is already pissed off at me (breakout city). So I came home with a fair amount of serious BLOAT. And it’s because of the weekend that I think the 3 Day Refresh hit me HARD.

3 Day Refresh Carrot Seaweed Medley

Dinner – Carrot-Seaweed Medley with Vegetable Broth

The first round of the 3 Day Refresh I was tired and hungry on Day 1 but Day 2 and 3 were pretty good. This second round I was tired like WHOA all three days. I’m pretty sure it was doing it’s job and detoxing allllll of the poison I had put in my body over the weekend. But today I feel totally energized and AWESOME!

strawberry shakeology

Breakfast – Vegan Tropical Strawbery Shakeology

You can actually sign up to get the 3 Day Refresh every month or every quarter — I am doing the latter. I feel like I will enjoy this once every few months to kind of give me the kick in the butt I need to get back on track. As you can see in my before/after pics below, I def fell off the wagon after Vegas. I had some nice ab definition going into that trip and this summer has just been a total wash! I would like to get back to where I was at the beginning of the summer, so I’m hoping this sets me on the right path.

3 day refresh veggie stir fry

Dinner – Veggie Stir Fry (my FAV!) with Vegetable Broth

There’s just something about sticking to something for 3 days straight and realizing that you really DO have the willpower if you want it. I even gave up coffee for 3 days! COME ON!!

3 Day Refresh Cucumber Tomato

Dinner – Cucumber & Tomato Salad

And of course I LOOOOOVE that I can have my precious Shakeology every day. I seriously love that stuff. It helps SO much with my sweet cravings and I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve gotten sick or even had to take any vitamins. Do you KNOW how much goodness is in this drink? And there are ZERO chemicals in it. Check the label of what you’re drinking… what ingredients do you see? If it’s cheap, be careful. #justsayin

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Okay, okay, I’ll show you my before and afters already. :) Not a HUGE difference, but definitely less bloat. Now, I better get going so I can get back to work on those abs. It’s my problem area AND having two kids didn’t help with that pooch! But I’ll get there…. I know it!!

3 day Refresh Before After

 

{probably should’ve moved that laundry basket. this is real life people!}

Bringmethat.com – A Review

What did we ever do without food delivery? In NYC you can get ANYTHING delivered… including wine. My friends and I definitely had a lot of wine delivered to us when I lived there back in the day. (memmmories!) Well, when you live in the suburbs, delivery is not always an option. However, thanks to Bringmethat.com you can search for local restaurants and order directly from their menu — all online so you don’t even need to talk to anyone — and voila, your food will be delivered!

I was craving Thai food (cheat meal!!) so I typed in my address and searched for the nearest Thai place. I did find the one that was closest to me, however I wasn’t finding the options on the menu that I typically order so I moved on to another close by restaurant. I quickly placed my order and typed in things I wanted subbed out. Easy peasy!

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I was a little bummed that it told me my estimated delivery time was 40 mins. I was hungry!

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But 20 mins later my doorbell rang and my food was there piping hot! I was so impressed!

YUM YUM! I will definitely be using Bringmethat.com again!

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Disclaimer: I was compensated for my food for this review however all opinions (as always) are my own.

Best Turkey Burgers EVER!

I finally found the best turkey burger recipe EVER! No seriously. I make turkey burgers all.the.time. My family pretty much lives off them. They are so EASY to make and no one around here complains when I make them. But, let’s be honest… they easily dry up since the meat is so lean. I have found a solution thanks to google. hehe.

Here you go! Enjoy!

Best Turkey Burgers EVER!

  • 1lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 shakes garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp water
  1. Mix thoroughly by hand.
  2. Make into 1/4 inch thick patties
  3. Grill for 5-6 mins per side on medium heat with a quarter turn after 2-3 mins
  4. After removing from the grill or grill pan wrap each burger in foil and let sit for 5-10 mins.

YUMMMMM! So delicious. Serves 4.

best turkey burger ever

PiYo Live

If you follow me on Facebook you know that I recently became a certified PiYo Live (previously called PiYo Strength) instructor!!

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I love this program and I want to bring it to the masses so becoming certified was the best choice for me. I have always wanted to be a fitness instructor and this was the perfect opportunity… even though I am somewhat terrified! Practice makes perfect, right?

So what is PiYo?

PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga. You will burn calories, tone muscles, work on balance and get a great stretch! The class is a little different each time, but always a great workout! (Beachbody also just released a HOME workout of PiYo featuring it’s creator, Chalene Johnson which I have previously blogged about.)

Two weeks ago I held my very first class and I was SOOOO nervous!! It was for my family and they gave me great feedback that I have taken into account for my next class. I think one of the hardest things about instructing is calling my left, my right and vice versa… since I have to be a mirror for my students. There’s also counting in my head, remembering to help with modifications and cuing the next move. But I know the more I teach the more confidence I will gain and the better I will become.

Here are some pictures of my very first class!!

If you are interested in coming out for one of my PiYo Live classes please follow me on Facebook. My next class is this Sunday at 9:30am in Brambleton’s Legacy Park! Click here to RSVP.

 

Is Beachbody Coaching For You?

If you found something that was helping your family gain financial freedom, helped you get in the best shape of your life, all while allowing you to help OTHER people transform their lives (which is beyond rewarding in and of itself) – you’d feel obligated to share it right? That’s how I feel about what I do!Because Beachbody coaching has changed every aspect of my life, I want to pay that forward. My team is putting together a free, no obligation 5 day “What is Coaching?” group where you can see what coaching is really about before you dive ALL IN! If you would like to join us please message me on Facebook or comment below and I will get you all the details on how to join us!! We start Monday!

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Stand Up Paddleboarding

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I have never been stand up paddleboarding in my life, but apparently it’s all the rage now, so when my cousin, Katie, asked us if we wanted to go while we were visiting I jumped on the chance. I’m all for a workout that doesn’t really feel like a workout! ;) We headed out bright and early to meet up with the fabulous team of Over Board Paddle & Fitness, LLC. {disclaimer: they did not ask me to write a review nor do they have any idea I am writing one… I just had such a great time that I wanted to blog about it!}

Before we went out into the water we signed waivers and we learned (on shore) how to hold the paddle, how to steer, how to stop, how to switch hands and how to stand up on the board. Once we were comfortable we were ready to get on our boards! I was a little bit wobbly at first trying to get my balance but once I was situated I was OFF! We had nice, calm waters and a cool breeze was blowing across the water. It was a perfect morning!

Once we all paddled out to the middle of the river we were ready to start our fitness class! We did sit ups, crunches, planks, mountain climbers and by that point we all started getting a little bit confident and trying out harder moves. Some (me!) did some sun salutations, side planks and I even did a headstand! Which resulted in me completely falling off the board! But, the water was nice and refreshing.

Overall, it was a fantastic time! I think we will make it a yearly tradition when we visit Cambridge for the Boat Races. Now, I need to look into finding a local place so that Ben and I can go more than once a year!

Here are some pics!

 

How to Start a Blog

how to start a blog

I can’t believe it, but I have been blogging for 3.5 years now. Whoa! I am by no means an expert and I’ve been more of just a hobby blogger. Trust me, if I had actually put more effort {and time} into my blog over the past 3.5 years then I could probably be a professional blogger by now. But, alas, it is not my calling. Being a Beachbody coach is my calling. :)

However, I get asked ALL the time about how to start a blog. I decided to make a video about it! So below are 4 tips to setting up your blog. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions!

Kidecals – A Review

I get a fairly significant amount of emails asking me to do product reviews, but I am picky. I want to only review products that I think y’all, my readers and/or your kids, would like or that would help make your lives easier. And OMG I am IN LOVE with Kidecals. I seriously had the hardest time picking something from their {super cute} site that I wanted to review. They have lots of fun, durable labels for EVERYTHING. And hello, look at how BE-A-U-TIFUL my keyboard is now!!!

kidecals keyboard stickers

 

And I totally didn’t stop there. I ordered these cute labels for Molly since she will be attending camp soon. I wanted to make sure anything she brings to camp will be properly labeled. But I couldn’t wait to start labeling things so I went a little label crazy on some of her books and toys. :)

kidecals labels

 

 

kidecals name labels

 

Visit kidecals.com and use the code: fashion at checkout to take 15% off  your next order! I want to see all your pretty labels when you get them so be sure to share your photos with me on my facebook page!!

Courtesy of: Kidecals

How to Run a Successful Beachbody Business as a Stay at Home Mom

People (particularly stay at home moms or work from home moms) always ask me how I find time for my business or how I’ve moved my business forward so quickly so I decided to make a video. The thing is, you don’t HAVE to dedicate as much time to your business as I do. You can easily build a successful Beachbody business on an hour or two a day and that is totally fine. But I, for whatever reason, jumped in and just started running with this business. I saw the potential of what I could achieve and I just want to get there FAST! So yes I hit 1 star diamond in 8 months — and am on track for 3 star before summer ends, but that is because I have an obsession with this business and I LOVE working on it every chance I get. You do not have to be as crazy as me, but just in case your curious…. take a looksie:

If you are interested in joining my team I would love to chat… just fill out this application so I can find out more about you!

FREE Clean Eating Group July 2014

Who is up for some Clean Eating? Would you like to learn how to make better food choices and receive daily 1 on 1 support? If so, THIS IS FOR YOU! I provide meal plans, nutritional tips, and check in daily to keep you accountable. And the best part is: it’s FREE!!! Prep week starts today!

I only have space for 30 people so comment below, send me a friend request (and message) at fb.com/nikki.hill.johnson OR if you prefer privacy, sign up here :http://www.supernovamom.com/clean-eating-challenge-sign/

clean eating challenge