Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Let's Make 2009 OUR YEAR!!!

I have heard the saying, "Make 2009 YOURS" a lot this past month. That is all well and good and that makes me excited, but here's a thought.....why not make 2009 OURS??

Goals always seem more achievable when they are worked on as a TEAM. Collaboration toward a common goal and having that accountability partner who makes sure you are progressing is vital to this. When you experience success, then that success is shared among those with whom you have connected. Plus it motivates them to create their own success, too! When you have a setback, you do not have to figure it out alone. You can reconnect and set up another set of strategies to try and other perspectives may appear that you will never see by yourself. It also may help a team member get an idea for their own goals! Everyone wins when you work as a TEAM!

I currently coach a team of 3 highly motivated individuals who encourage Beachbody customers to see results in their workouts. We work together on our goals. When one of us succeeds, we all celebrate with them. When one of us has a setback, we think about solutions that may help that person get started again. It's a team effort, and I make it a point to let my team know they are never alone. I am also part of an incredible mastermind group, and it's the same type thing. When one succeeds, we all celebrate. When one has an obstacle, they bring it to the team and we brainstorm ideas to help them progress again.

Make sure that you connect only with those who are really serious about achieving their goals and someone who is NOT negative. Those two things will stop the progress even before it begins! Now maybe your positivity and your aggressive goal seeking will jumpstart that person, but please DO NOT, under any circumstances, allow their qualities to infect you and make you stop moving forward in 2009!!

I encourage you to share your 2009 goals with someone. Become accountable to someone else for your success, and be that accountability partner for someone else. You will be glad that you did!

So - say it with me - Let's make 2009 OUR YEAR!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

2009 is around the corner - ARE YOU READY??

I am SO excited! The New Year is heading our way, and with it new opportunities, new possibilities, and another chance to transform ourselves for the better! Let's get fit and FABULOUS together! We are here to help each other succeed!! This is the place - and now is the time!

I do not like making resolutions because they are just empty promises. Resolutions leave too much room for turning away from them and dropping them altogether. I am starting to use the word COMMITMENT. That means that you are drawing your line in the sand, saying to yourself and to the world, I WILL DO THIS, NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES! Even if you have a bad day or a bad week, your COMMITMENT will keep you pushing forward to success and REAL results!!

For the next 90 days, let's stay committed to your own goals, and find a friend whose goals you can commit to sharing. Accountability is so important in this, and consistency will lead to your victory!! So take a moment to answer these questions for yourself:

-> What are you committed to seeing in your health and fitness future in 2009?

-> Who do you plan to share this commitment with?

-> What are your "before" stats (chest, waist, hips, thighs, upper arms, weight)?

-> Where will you post your accountability for the next 90 days (your personal blog, emails to your accountability partner, journal that is in your home, etc.)? Feel free to use this place and the comments section as your accountability posting if you would like! I would LOVE to be your partner!!

Remember to take your goodbye photo and take update pictures every 30 days. Watch yourself change and see the results you have been longing for!! Also, remember to celebrate EVERY success!! Whether you lost 2 pounds this week, or only 1 inch, NOTHING is too small to celebrate and help motivate you to that next success!!

If you are interested or just curious about what YOU can achieve for a 90 day COMMITMENT to yourself, commit to YOURSELF - TODAY!

Let's make 2009 our time to SHINE!!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Give yourself the gift of GREAT HEALTH!

It's Christmas Eve!

As we celebrate this holiday season and give gifts to our family and friends, think about gifting yourself with GREAT HEALTH in 2009! Beachbody has amazing fitness products, high quality nutrition supplements, and tons of motivation and support to help you see real results this time. Do not put this off - we are not promised tomorrow!

Beachbody has something for everyone - there IS a solution for you!

* ChaLEAN Extreme has just been released and will help you lose up to 60% of your body fat. If you are a fan of Turbo Jam, then this will definitely take you to the next level!
* If you have 10 minutes, then you have time to work out! Tony Horton's Ten Minute Trainer will help you take charge with just 10 minutes a day!
* Kathy Smith's Project You: Type 2 is the Diabetic Fitness Solution. Beachbody has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to provide a great fitness and nutrition solution to help persons with diabetes. Take charge of your diabetes for less than $100!
* And of course, my personal favorite: Hip Hop Abs will help you dance your way to great abs! No situps and no crunches! Personally, I removed 48 pounds and 27 inches from my body with this program!

Each program comes with a meal plan and tools to help you transform. Plus, you get ME as your free online fitness coach to motivate you and encourage you to success!

Take action TODAY on your fitness resolution! It's easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

1) Visit my website -, click on the "Join" tab, and select "Join the Team Beachbody Community" to register for FREE!

2) After you finish registering, sign in to with the username and password you used to register, and click on the "Shop For Products" button.

3) Select your fitness or nutrition product that you will give YOURSELF as the gift to your best health!!

Remember, if you have any questions about the best product for YOU, feel free to email me at

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Robin Miller's Slow Cooker Chipotle Lime Chicken

Hi all!

I shared this with my Facebook family and with my "tweeps" on Twitter today. So many people from both places have been asking for this recipe!! I decided to send it to you via this blog. It's SO delicious and it's enough to share or freeze for later! Hope you enjoy making it too!!

Thanks to the Food Network website for providing this recipe!! It's been modified to add extra "flava"....

1 cup sliced onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
4 pounds skinless chicken thighs (I used half thighs and half breasts)
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 can tomato sauce (15 ounces)
1/3 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon minced chipotle chilies in adobo, with 1 teaspoon sauce from can
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Lime wedges, for garnish

Arrange onion, celery, and carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Season chicken thighs with sea salt and pepper and arrange over vegetables. In a medium bowl, whisk together tomato sauce, lime juice, chipotle chilies with sauce, and garlic. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. Serve on top of brown rice, topped with avocado and cilantro. Use lime wedges for garnish and to squeeze over chicken for extra lime taste.

Serves 8.

Any veggie side would be GREAT with this - corn on the cob, green beans, green peas, squash, broccoli, asparagus, even a baked apple would make this meal AMAZING!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Setting Up For Your Success - TODAY!!

As stated in an earlier motivation, it is NEVER too late to start again! As long as you have been given a brand new day, you have a new opportunity to exercise, to eat better, to relax and release stress, and to make your life better than it was on yesterday! You truly can lose that weight, have excellent health, gain energy to get through your day, and have a longer life to spend with your family. All you need to do is SET YOURSELF UP for success! Make it easy for you to do those things to better yourself and your life!

It is YOUR choice to do those things that ensure you will succeed. No one can make you eat the right foods for energy and health. No one can force you to get out of bed or come home from work and exercise. No one can physically sit you down and make you relax. No one can do that but YOU! Ask yourself if you are worth the time and effort. Of course, from my point of view, you ARE that important and should treat yourself that way. However, only you can answer this question for YOU.

How can you make it easier to set yourself up for success in 2009? Take a look at these tips:
  • Schedule your workouts in the the WOWY online calendar. Set this up for at least one month in advance, so there is no question about what you are going to do every day. If you plan to walk for 30 minutes everyday at lunchtime, or doing ChaLEAN Extreme every morning at 9:00, put that on your calendar in WOWY.
  • Find a workout buddy to make it fun and help keep you accountable. You can always send WOWY invitations to your family, friends, and those in WOWY who inspire you.
  • When shopping for groceries, make a list in advance. It makes it easier to choose those foods that are better for you. Also, don't go shopping when you are hungry, because ANYTHING goes in the basket when that stomach is grumbling.... :-)
  • Pack healthy snacks (granola bars, grapes, carrot sticks, apple slices) in the car, at your desk at work, and your house. If better food choices are nearby, you will be more apt to eat them.
  • Find 10 minutes a day to sit in silence. No TV, no phone, nothing. Use this time to take some deep, cleansing breaths and relax. You may have to find a creative place to do this, like the bathroom or in the car before going in to work or home.
  • Take a 20 - 30 minute walk at lunchtime. Walking gives you a GREAT break and you can feel good that you are taking care of yourself!

Take action on these tips, and watch yourself SUCCEED!!!

You have been an INCREDIBLE team this year!! I am just SO DELIGHTED about the successes you have been sharing with me - losing from 5 to 45 pounds, being able to have energy to keep up with your children/grandchildren, finally being able to fit into that outfit or those jeans that you have had for years! I thank EACH OF YOU for allowing me to be your coach and help you this year. I am here to see you SUCCEED in 2009, too! Wouldn't it be FABULOUS if one of you won the $10,000 monthly transformation prize?? I want to see that happen for YOU!! Please let me know how I can help!

Starting January 3, I will be starting a 90 Day Fitness Challenge. I am doing ChaLEAN Extreme and helping others with their workout programs. If you are interested in joining me, send me an email - I would love to have you and see YOUR success HAPPEN!!

Have a great week!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Healthier 2009 Starts TODAY!

Hi my friends!!

Sorry if this is a tad early, but I want to help you achieve your New Year's resolution and make 2009 the best year ever! I am not kidding!

I am starting a new fitness program January 3rd with my friends. We're building a team of people who want to get in great shape by April—no excuses, just lean/mean results!

I am an Emerald Coach and distributor of Beachbody programs, so I am going to start 90 days of ChaLEAN Extreme and help some other people get going, too. You've probably seen Beachbody fitness and nutrition products on TV. Maybe you recognize P90X, Ten Minute Trainer, Hip Hop Abs, Turbo Jam, Rockin' Body, Slim in 6, or Yoga Booty Ballet. They really do work!

If you want to join the team, we can support each other to succeed. I just want you to have what you need to start STRONG on January 3rd. I can help you save money off the TV price, too!

This is not about me—I want my whole team to succeed! That's why I got involved with Beachbody. Send me an email to or go to my Web site at, pick your program, and let me know!

January 3rd is right around the corner! We can do it—let me know!

Keep doing it BIG!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

End of the Year - NO COMPROMISES!!

We all made it! It's the first week of the LAST MONTH of 2008!! Time seems to have flown by. You know, only a couple of years ago, I would have used this holiday season as an excuse to do whatever I wanted. Thanksgiving came first, followed by the week of my birthday, then Christmas parties started happening, then Christmas Day lunch was HUGE, then New Years parties. So by the time the new year came, I was working harder to get all the weight back off. It was frustrating to do year after year. How many of you feel the same way??

As we come into the holiday season this year, I encourage YOU to not compromise your healthy goals just because of the season. You are worth the effort that you have put into yourself this year! Keep up the work that you started on your health and weight loss this year! I have kept up with each of your stories, and I am just totally amazed at the progress of my team! I am proud to say that you have lost weight, lowered your blood pressure, lowered your cholesterol level, and a few of you have reduced the amount of medication that you are taking!!! That is EXCELLENT news!

All of this from nothing more than eating healthier and exercising! WOW!!! See, it CAN BE DONE!!!

Here are a few quick tips to help keep this holiday season HEALTHY:

* Carry healthy snacks with you in the car, like granola bars, grapes, bananas, or carrot sticks. It will help curb the cravings for the not-so-healthy foods.

* Take an extra lap around the inside of the mall while shopping - to get that extra walk in for the day.

* If you are shopping online this year, bend over in your chair and stretch your back a few times. Stretching is very good for flexibility.

* Find a healthier alternative for your favorite holiday recipes.

* Have a salad with light dressing instead of a burger and fries for lunch.

* Take your own healthy appetizer to the Christmas party! Pita chips and hummus, a veggie tray with light ranch dipping sauce, or a big fruit bowl are all great options for the party season!!

Do not allow the busyness of the holidays to keep you from your best health EVER! NO COMPROMISES!!!