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Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Recipes | 0 comments

Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Not only do avocados add a boost of healthy fats, they also intensify the flavor of chocolate and make these brownies ultra rich, and decadent. These gluten-free treats are so fudgy and moist, you won’t even remember how healthy they are! Total Time: 51 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 36 min. Yield: 16 servings, 1 brownie each   Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 1 medium ripe avocado, mashed ¼ cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted 1 large egg, lightly beaten ½ cup pure maple syrup (I used Roth’s) 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract or caramel extract ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) ¼ cup gluten-free flour ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. 2. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly coat with spray. Set aside. 3. Combine avocado, oil, egg, maple syrup, and extract in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside. 4. Combine cocoa powder, salt, and flour in a medium bowl; mix well. 5. Add cocoa powder mixture to avocado mixture; mix well. 6. Add chocolate chips; mix until blended. 7. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to make even. 8. Bake for 33 to 36 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 9. Cool for an hour before removing from pan. Cut into 16 squares. Servings for Your BeachBody Challenge:   Calories:...

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Blueberry Basil Shakeology

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Recipes | 0 comments

Blueberry Basil Shakeology

Ingredients: ½ cup water ½ cup unsweetened almond milk 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 cup ice   Method: Place water, almond milk, Shakeology, blueberries, basil, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Serving: 1 Calories:...

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Bypassing the bypass

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Transformation Stories | 0 comments

Bypassing the bypass

Bill L. has gone through a lot! After having a triple bypass surgery, he came back strong to complete a round of P90X and Insanity and is closer and closer to achieving more goals he’s set for himself in 2012. Hear it in his words below: I have always been an athletic guy who enjoyed working out for most of my life. But middle age had crept up on me, and by the summer of 2010, I was in 3X shirts. I went shopping for pants right before I left for a trip to Ecuador in September of 2010. It was time to move up to 42 waist too. What a horrible feeling. Once in Ecuador, I think adrenaline kicked in for a bit, and I got through things and acted pleasant and happy to be there. But something was not right. It wasn’t just being over-tired. I chalked it up to elevation sickness. That was my excuse for waking up several nights while there with sweats, and not being able to make it up flights of stairs due to shortness of breath. We were after all, at 11,800 feet elevation. That’s what it must be. While in the town of Shell, my group took a flight into the jungle to visit a tribe there. We had to get individually weighed pre-flight to figure out cargo and fuel needs on the small 4 seat aircraft. I was shocked to see the scale read 282 lbs. I was the heaviest of my group. It was the last day of the trip, and I resolved to make changes once I returned stateside the following day. I went to work the next morning and while sitting at my desk the same symptoms occurred again. Anxiousness, shortness of breath, and a feeling of dread. I called my wife and asked her to make a doctor’s appointment for me. Something was going on. They wheeled me next door to the hospital after a heart catheterization. The doctor arrived and said that I needed coronary artery bypass graft surgery. I had a 90% blockage in one artery, two 70% blockages, and a 50% blockage. I was in serious danger at the age of 45. After 8 weeks of home recovery, and 3 weeks of cardiac rehab, I was chomping at the bit. When the doctor cleared me, I began a new round of P90X very cautiously. I couldn’t do Rock Star Hops and a few other exercises because of my sternum scar and healing still taking place, butI faithfully pushed play for the next 3 months, and I started training to run a 5K. I finished the 5K (and didn’t finish last!) and I completed a round of Insanity, too. Finally, I went to see my cardiologist for my 1 year checkup after the triple bypass surgery. I hit the scale at 230 lbs. – down 52 lbs. since surgery. My cardiologist happened to walk by while I was being weighed. “Looking good Bill!” He visited me in the exam room and informed me I was a “rockstar.” I was his patient of the month. Maybe of the year. My cholesterol, dropped from pre surgery of 261, to 180 overall. My weight, from 282 to 230. My cardiologist said two really important things next. “If I didn’t see your scars, I would...

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Banana Sunshine Shakeology

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Recipes | 0 comments

Banana Sunshine Shakeology

Ingredients: ½ cup water ½ cup 100% orange juice 1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology 1 medium banana, cut into chunks ½ cup ice   Method: Place water, orange juice, Shakeology, banana, and ice in blender ; cover. Blend until smooth. Serving: 1 Calories:...

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Lose Weight Fast with the 21 Day Fix

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Transformation Stories | 0 comments

Lose Weight Fast with the 21 Day Fix

By now you’ve probably heard all the hype about Beachbody’s new program, 21 Day Fix. It’s designed to take the guesswork out of losing weight, and helps you learn how to eat clean and get results FAST! Check out Ashleen C., who lost her baby weight fast in just 21 days! I just had a baby and was 6 weeks postpartum when I started the 21 Day Fix. I felt out of shape and my belly felt like total jelly, though, it was for a worthy cause! But I wanted to get my hot body back again fast. I am so short on time now that I have a newborn. I needed a program that took the guesswork out of my food prep, plus had quick but efficient workouts. I proved to myself and everyone around me that it when you want something and you accept no excuses from yourself, that you can get your body back (and then some) after having a baby! I want to inspire all the moms out there that they can do this without sacrificing a lot of time and effort The portion control containers… GENIUS!!!! I thought I was healthy until I got this program. I learned so much about how off balance my food intake was! I got my hot body back at only 9 weeks postpartum!!!!! And I have ABS!!!!! That says it all...

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PB and J Shakeology

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Recipes | 0 comments

PB and J Shakeology

Ingredients: ½ cup water ½ cup unsweetened almond milk 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology ¼ cup red grapes 2 tsp. all-natural peanut butter 1 cup ice Method: Place water, almond milk, Shakeology, grapes, peanut butter, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Serving; 1 Calories:...

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Husband and Wife Duo Lose Combined 160 Pounds!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Transformation Stories | 0 comments

Husband and Wife Duo Lose Combined 160 Pounds!

This Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share the story of an amazing couple that lost weight together!! Check out David and his wife Lindsay who together have lost 160 pounds. You know what they say! The couple that T25’s together thrives together My wife and I have lost 160 lbs since January 2013 thanks to Beachbody! We were miserable, stressed out, and fat. And the worst part about it was, we were still in our 20s. The time of our lives when we should be the happiest! I finally decided to make a chance in January of last year and my wife recently joined me. Since then I have lost over 140 lbs and my wife 20. 160 lbs in 1 year?? It has changed everything and we have Beachbody to thanks. Shakeology changed our lives! We have a lot of#beachbodylove that’s for sure! I was 455 lbs at the end of 2012. I let myself slip, and gained 100 lbs in a year. I was a fast food addict and ate it 5-7 times per week. I had been an athlete my whole life, even earned a D-1 scholarship to play football, but once my playing career was over, I letmyself go. I have always battled with weight, and I always blamed it on something other than myself… I thought “I work out, I play sports, and I can’t lose weight. I’m just doomed.” Finally on January 1st 2013 I took a deep breath and for once in my life I was honest with myself. I was addicted to bad food, sugar, carbs. I was not a victim… I was the killer. And I needed to change. Since that day I have completed insanity twice, combat, P90X and Focus T25. I became a coach, reached diamond in 39 days, helped over 100 people start a program and lost 140 lbs. Recently my wife joined me in Les Mills COMBAT and is now in my Focus T25 challenge group! She has lost 20 pounds! Nearly everyone In my family is doingShakeology and a Beachbody program. And everyone is getting results. used to think my calling was Football. And once that was over I felt worthless, hopeless, and I felt like a failure. Now, I know that what I am doing now is my calling. I am literally adding years to my, and my families lives… It’s truly an incredible feeling. And it all started with Shaun T last year. He has been a huge part of my success and I have always said… This big tough burly man is going to be a blubbering baby when I meet that man. I could go on and on about this journey but the most important thing is.. I became my own hero. I replaced excuses with commitment. And bad habits with a healthy good...

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No-Bake Shakeology Balls Recipe

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Recipes | 0 comments

No-Bake Shakeology Balls Recipe

Ingredients: ½ cup finely chopped raw mixed nuts ½ cup Chocolate Vegan Shakeology ½ cup organic old-fashioned rolled oats ½ cup all-natural creamy almond butter 3 Tbsp. raw honey Method 1. Combine nuts, Shakeology, and oats in a medium bowl; mix well. 2. Add almond butter and honey; mix well with a rubber spatula or clean hands. 3. Roll in balls about the size of a ping pong ball. Serving:...

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“I Was 38 When I Knew I Had to Do Something”

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Transformation Stories | 0 comments

“I Was 38 When I Knew I Had to Do Something”

At just 38 years old, Dominick G. was getting out of breath just trying to tie his shoes. His clothes were tight and uncomfortable, and he was getting tired very quickly when trying to play with his two boys. He knew something had to change. He started off with P90X. He had seen some friends and family get great results, so he knew it could work for him too. After 4 rounds of P90X, he was ready to move on, but not quit! Next up for him was Insanity. And after that, P90X2. He was getting amazing results, and he was NOT stopping there!! He packed in another round of Asylum, and has just now started Asylum: Volume 2. He dropped from 262 lbs to 194 – a total of 68 lbs lost in about a year and a half! He also dropped from a size 38 waist to a size 34. His resting heart rate dropped from 78 to 67. Throughout all of this, Dominick was suffering from acid reflux. But since adding Shakeology, he has rarely had to take medication for the reflux. His clothes fit great, he’s out on the football field out-performing the 20-somethings, and best of all, he can play with his kids again without getting tired. Nice work, Dominick! Your dedication to the programs truly paid off....

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Losing 200 Pounds with Beachbody

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Transformation Stories | 0 comments

Losing 200 Pounds with Beachbody

Rebecca P. set a goal to lose 200 lbs. SHE DID IT. Throughout her journey, Rebecca used Slim in 6, TurboJam, TurboFire, Les Mills PUMP, P90X and Shakeology to lose 150 lbs in just over a year. Since then she has continued to (literally) work her butt off, and has hit her goal of losing 200 lbs. Along her journey, Rebecca has hit so many milestones: being able to shop for new clothes, wearing a new bathing suit in the summer, running her first 5K, and now she’s hit her ultimate goal: to lose 200 lbs. We’re so proud of her!! Not only has she hit her goal, but she has set a NEW one! We are so proud, amazed and inspired by her spirit, her dedication, and of course, her awesome results! Rebecca has showed us time and again what a good diet and pressing play can do for a person. So if you have a lot to lose, get INSPIRED by Rebecca’s amazing results! And even if you don’t? What’s your excuse!? Anyone can get fit with...

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