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December 8, 20170

We all have those favorite products that we use all the time and can’t help but brag to everyone about them. Anything that makes our lives easier or more enjoyable we are going to share right?? These are my favorite things! (each day will be a new item posted so keep coming back!)

I am including a link to the product as well on where I got it from!

Favorite Thing #12! Invisibelt

 

Favorite thing #12! This is by far my favorite belt. No weird gap in the back of your pants or bulk showing from the buckle. And it comes in different colors.. Even clear!

Get it here –>  http://amzn.to/2AYqUmB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Favorite Thing #11! Eat Cleaner

When I go into the grocery store and see all the people who are touching the produce, it grosses me out!! It is crazy how much longer your food lasts too when you wash it. So my #11 favorite thing is this produce wash called Eat Cleaner! And this is the BEST deal that I have found!

Shop here –> http://amzn.to/2AMjXCA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Favorite Thing #10! Confidence in a Cream by IT cosmetics

This is by far my favorite face cream! My skin is softer, doesnt break out as much, isn’t super heavy or greasy, and I feel like I dont have to wear make up because of how even it makes my skin. Thats a winner in my book!

Get it here –> http://amzn.to/2iTSVRr

From the website:

Developed with plastic surgeons, the leading experts in skin rejuvenation, Confidence in a Cream™ is a quick-absorbing super cream that transforms your skin for a supple, healthier, younger-looking appearance. The proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate™ combines collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles, while niacin, peptides, a super ceramide complex and other high-performance ingredients are activated upon contact to immerse your skin in moisture, smooth texture, enhance firmness, and reduce the look of pores and discoloration. Perfect for all skin types, you’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time!

Clinically tested results!

  • 100% said skin was soft, smooth and infused with moisture*
  • 97% said skin looked and felt rejuvenated*
  • 94% said skin felt younger and healthier*
  • 81% said pores appeared minimized, and fine lines and wrinkles appeared less noticeable*

Favorite Thing #9! Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

This spray is HEAVEN! Seriously though, if you LOVE lavender, you will sleep so good with a few sprays on your pillow!

Get it here –> http://amzn.to/2zct0NS

 


Favorite Thing #8! Salt Container

I saw this box and it was perfect for all the times I needed to measure out salt and constantly grinding the salt shaker for salt to go everywhere. “Take life with a grain of salt”. 

Get it here –> http://amzn.to/2Bb5J1C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Favorite Thing #7! Shark Ion Robot

You can ask anyone, I LOVE shark products. I have them all! So its only natural that this is on my list of favorite things! Its quieter than the roomba and doesn’t get stuck as often. And with two labs, I don’t have to clean dog hair up as often! 

Get it here –> http://amzn.to/2BAsGb6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Favorite Thing #6! Magnetic Eye Lashes

Who wants to spend time glueing eye lashes on, ripping them off, having glue stuck in the lashes themselves, re-purchasing new lashes because glue on lashes only have so many uses… which is why magnetic lashes are genius!! It does take some practice but once you master it, you have amazing lashes in seconds.

Get it here –> http://amzn.to/2B89Ffo


Favorite Thing #5! Computer Glasses

I would work all day on a computer, to come home and spend time on the computer. These glasses help reduce eyestrain and save your eyes!

They are not prescription glasses.

Get it here –> http://amzn.to/2CYC73Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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October 6, 20170

Do you find you are asking around, “What do you guys want for dinner tonight?” I know I do! And it normally ends up

being something not healthy. Since I started planning our dinners, (and not just come up with something on the fly), my husband and I are both losing weight, the kids aren’t eating snack foods, and we are able to eat together as a family at the same time each night. Thats what it is really about right?! The family time!

You can use these recipes each day or spread out throughout the week and weekend and do left overs on the other days if you have any!

These recipes are all low carb (not vegan or vegetarian because I don’t eat that way) and from one of my favorite websites, Skinny Taste.

 

 

 

 

CHICKEN THIGHS WITH ARTICHOKE HEARTS AND FETA CHEESE

Chicken Thighs with Artichoke Hearts and Feta Cheese is made with just a few ingredients and is ready in less than 30 minutes! Perfect with a salad on the side for a quick, weeknight meal!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 skinless boneless chicken thighs, excess fat removed
  • 6 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • lemon juice, optional

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine artichoke hearts along with liquid and chicken and let it marinade about 20 minutes.
  2. After it’s marinated, drain all liquid.
  3. Add garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.
  4. Broil on low about 6 inches from the flame for about 10 minutes or until golden brown, turn chicken and cook an additional 8-10 minutes and chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Top chicken with feta and broil an additional minute.
  6. Remove from oven and top with fresh parsley. Squeeze with lemon juice, if desired!

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1 medium thigh with artichokes

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 3
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 107.5
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: g
  • Protein: 16.5g

 

 


QUICK GARLIC LIME MARINATED PORK CHOPS

These garlic lime pork chops are so EASY to make, and they only take 10 minutes to cook. I usually make them in my broiler but they are also great on the grill, they come out juicy and SO flavorful!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 (6 oz each) lean boneless pork chops
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt and fresh pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Trim fat off pork. In a large bowl season pork with garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Squeeze lime juice and some zest from the lime and let it marinade at least 20 minutes. To broil: line broiler pan with foil for easy clean up. Place pork chops on the broiler pan and broil about 4-5 minutes on each side or until browned. To grill, grill over medium-high 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Add some cauliflower rice as a side dish or what ever you prefer as a side.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 1 chop

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 5
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 224
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 112mg
  • Sodium: 368mg
  • Carbohydrates: 1.8g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 38g

ENCHILADA CHICKEN ROLL-UPS

These Enchilada Chicken Roll-Ups give you authentic enchilada flavor without all the work, calories or fat.  And you won’t even miss the tortillas!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (10-ounce) can mild red enchilada sauce
  • 1 ½ pounds (3) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 (4-ounce) can mild green chilis
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 large (6-ounce) avocado, cubed
  • Chopped cilantro (for garnish)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cumin, oregano, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper.  Rub on both sides of each chicken piece.
  3. Spray a small (8×6-ish) oval or rectangular baking dish with cooking spray and pour a thin layer of enchilada sauce on the bottom of the dish.
  4. Lay chicken, cut side up on a work surface. Top each piece, in the center, with about 2 teaspoons chilis and 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese.
  5. Roll each one up and set them seam side down in the baking dish.  Top with remaining sauce, cheese and chilis.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove foil and continue to bake 10-15 minutes more, or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Top each chicken roll-up with a few avocado pieces and cilantro and serve.
To freeze, transfer to a freezer safe container once cooked and cool for up to 3 months.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1 roll-up with 1 ounce avocado

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 6
  • Points +:
  • Calories: 261
  • Total Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 83mg
  • Sodium: 658mg
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 31g

CHUNKY BEEF, CABBAGE AND TOMATO SOUP (INSTANT POT OR STOVE TOP)

Ground beef, cabbage, vegetables and tomatoes, this is the perfect soup to clean out your fridge! And it’s super easy to make.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 28 oz can diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 5 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 4 cups beef stock (canned* or homemade)
  • 2 bay leaves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Assuming your electric pressure cooker has a saute option, or if using the Instant Pot, press the saute button and let the pressure cooker get very hot, when hot spray with oil, add the ground beef and salt and cook until browned breaking the meat up into small pieces as it cooks, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. When browned, add the onion, celery and carrots and saute 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, cabbage, beef stock and bay leaves, lock the lid cook high pressure 20 minutes.
  4. Let the steam release naturally. Remove bay leaves and serve. Makes 11 cups.

To cook on the stove top:

  1. Follow the same directions as above in a large pot or Dutch oven, cook covered low 40 minutes.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 7 servings, Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 3
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 181
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 592mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4.5g
  • Protein: 15.5g


STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST WITH PROSCIUTTO, PEARS AND BRIE

Roasted stuffed chicken breast is the perfect Fall dish, filled with a savory-sweet stuffing of prosciutto, pears, sage, brie and arugula. It’s delicious with a salad on the side, but also can be served with roasted butternut squash or brussels sprouts to make it a meal. It also happens to be naturally gluten-free and low-carb.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (16 oz total)
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 slices prosciutto, chopped
  • 2 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 oz Brie, skin removed, divided
  • 1/4 cup baby arugula
  • cooking spray
  • cooking twine

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F degrees.
  2. Slice a pocket into the side of the chicken breast lengthwise to create a pocket for stuffing.
  3. Season the inside and outside of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat a skillet of medium heat, add the oil, onions and proscuitto; saute until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the sage and pear, season with a pinch of salt and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until translucent.
  5. Remove from heat, and add the arugula. Set aside to cool a few minutes.
  6. Divide the stuffing and fill each breast with the pear filling and brie.  Cut cooking twine and tie the chicken breast closed with 3 pieces for each.
  7. Heat an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat and lightly spray with cooking spray. Carefully sear the outside of the chicken on all sides except where the stuffing is until golden brown.
  8. Set the chicken cut side up and place the skillet in the oven (if you don’t have an oven-proof skillet place in a baking pan).  Cover the skillet tightly with foil and cook 23 to 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  9. To serve, cut each breast in half and serve.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1/2 stuffed breast

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 5
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 233
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 97mg
  • Sodium: 316mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 31g

 



July 10, 20170

 

Success Step 2: 

Value the process more than events/goals. No matter what happens in your journey to whatever you are trying to achieve or attain, the actual events/goal that happen do not matter. It is what we become in that process that matters most.

Being at the top or reaching a goal and it coming easily to you does not make the goal worth while. Its when we struggle, when we have obstacles in our paths, and having to overcome hurdles that make us proud of the accomplishment because of the path it took to get there.

So how do we value the process and not focus on the end result? By creating it as teachable moments and learning as much as possible along the way. Yesterday we talked about improving ourselves. You have to be teachable in order to have success. Success has less to do with talent and more to do with choosing to learn. Because we don’t know it all. There is always room for growth in our lives. I like to call it being coachable. Remaining humble throughout the process, willing to learn from those who have created that same success before us, and always striving to become something greater than we currently are.

Now 6.5 years in coaching, it is amazing the changes one makes with dealing with rejection, the ups and downs of going after goals, the struggles that I have personally had to overcome because I was letting myself get in the way. What?! ME? Yes! I struggled with communication to different personalities. Even with my husband, we struggle with communication. But what I have learned is how to recognize when there is something missing and we are not on the same page or how to approach others in a way that they will understand what I am trying to get across. Being able to do that will only make the process of getting to my goal easier and its a process of becoming better in my relationships.

When things get difficult, that is when we learn what we are made of. Whether we persevere and push through or if we give up and let that circumstance control us. But guess what?! When you push through, you will realize what you are truly capable of and will become stronger in the end.

 



July 9, 20170

Success Step 1. Make a commitment to grow daily. What does that mean? It means to improve yourself. Through mind, body, and soul. Many times when we make a mistake, we don’t take ownership of that decision. We pass it on by reacting in anger, or hide our mistakes, we withdraw, or just give up all together. Or something happens in our lives that we throw our hands up to and wont do anymore because it didn’t work once.
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👉 If you want everything else in life to improve, you have to improve yourself first.
👉It requires us to get uncomfortable.
👉Improvement is not satisfied with quick fixes. You cant fix your entire life or how you react by one action.
👉 It is a daily commitment.
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To make it intentional, you have to :
1. Decide you are worth improving. Once you make the decision, then the action needs to take place.
2. Pick an area you need to improve. This can be in parenting, business, finances, overcoming obstacles, whatever area in life you want to know more about and become better in.
3.Find opportunities to improve when you are down. The hardest thing to realize is the lesson in our downfalls. But realize that when you want to give up or “fall off track”, that is a lesson! WHY do you fall off track? Why do you stop or lose motivation? Why do you let motivation be the deciding factor of you achieving your goals? Life is hard and attaining anything is hard. When you do things despite motivation, THAT is when you start to have success. Those that have figured out how to do things even though they dont want to are the ones who are succeeding in life.
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We all have areas to improve. How we react to situations, how we can become a better person, parent, employee/boss, and friend. The biggest mistake one can make is to let circumstances and other people and failures determine your worth and success.
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Within my team of coaches we read personal development daily. Its a commitment to ourselves to grow in the areas that we need help in or can improve upon. Here are some really great books that I have read lately.
– The obstacle is the way. by Ryan Holiday
– Relentless by Tim S Grover
– You are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero
– Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
– Who moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson
– The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
– Expectation Hangover by Christine Hassler
– The 5 second Rule by Mel Robbins

 



July 4, 20170

Introducing the first ever LEADERSHIP RETREAT!

say what?! I just announced a pretty awesome Team 2 Legit Inspire and Empower retreat for the leaders and future leaders on my team! #spoiled
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This is a 9,000 sqft MANSION with a movie theater, hot tub, and amazing view!! I am hoping for snow so we can do some fun activities or I may stay an extra few days and head to SLC and go snowboarding. #wheninutahyouboard
But the best thing of all is being able to spoil and spend Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with these amazing coaches who qualify to go because they will have earned it!
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And hey….it’s not too late for YOU to qualify. Fill out the form below to learn more!  #anyonereadingthis #yepyoucancome



April 13, 20160

So here we are, already in April.

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Why are we talking about New Year’s Resolutions?

Because spring is the perfect time to renew your fitness goals.

Especially if by now, you find yourself off track a bit.

I know, I know…life happens.

I’ve been there too.

I see the patterns so vividly. At the beginning of the year I’m like a horse ready to dart out the gate, charging towards my goal(s).

By mid-year those same goals suddenly feel unattainable and overwhelming.

Why is that?

Desperate for answers, I’ve done my research on this topic and not surprisingly it’s a pretty common thing.

According to a recent study, 38% of Americans never even make it to their resolutions. Only 8% are successful in achieving their resolution.

I’ve learned over the years that with the right tools though, you can easily get back on track.

First things first – refuse to listen to that voice that says “It’s too late. Why bother?”

Also, know that there is no better day than today to restart your fitness journey.  It is never too late.

Never.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve skipped out on the last few weeks, or several months.

So let’s look at 5 ways to help you reset and stick to your goals:

  1. Decide if you want to maintain your current weight or if you want to be ambitious and lose weight (or gain muscle).
  2. Plan your week on Sunday.  Look ahead and see what days you have commitments and other outings or get-togethers. Schedule your workouts around them so that they fit into your schedule for the week. You might have to get up a bit earlier to pop in that DVD, but by scheduling your workouts into your calendar you’ll be more likely to stick to them. Sunday is also a good day to prep your meals for the week too.
  3. Skip on-the-go meals. Try to cook at home as much as possible.  With kids spring sports in full effect, you may be spending a lot of your time out and about more often this month.   The only way you can make sure you’re eating healthy is by cooking the meals yourself.  Think easy, fresh, light, proteins and veggies. Crockpots are great for busy week nights. Plus, you’ll end up saving money by cooking at home too.
  4. Keep snacks handy – It’s easy to go for long periods without eating or drinking water, especially when we’re busy. Keep shake mixes, protein bars or other healthy snacks in your car and in your purse.  This way you avoid pulling in the drive-thru because you feel ravenous.
  5. Skip the latest and greatest coffee drinks – Yes, they sure are tasty, but drinking just one of them could cost you over 500 calories!  Same goes for alcoholic beverages. Pay attention to what’s in them and how many you drink. Enjoy drinks with nonfat milk and low or no sugar flavoring.

Most of all, have fun and enjoy the sun. Spend time outdoors.

By planning to take care of yourself and recommit to your goals this month, you eliminate the struggle in the upcoming months.

~Alesha

P.S. I am currently looking for those who would like to start their fitness journey! Click here to apply to join my next accountability group to reaching your fitness goals! http://bit.ly/1TrjBqW