Alesha Rose Fitness


May 31, 20160

Memorial Day weekend has always seemed like the unofficial kick off to summer! So with that behind us, I thought it would be fun to feature recipes from the grill all week. There’s nothing I love more than grilling out!
Today’s recipe is easy, delicious and SO flavorful. The secret is in the cedar plank! It brings out the most delicious flavors and keeps the fish from sticking to the grill. Don’t be intimidated! This is an easy, healthy dinner option!

Salmon

Total Time: 4 hrs. 50 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 35 min.
Yield: 6 servings

Red – 1 Yellow – 1   1/2tsp

Ingredients:
1 untreated cedar plank (about 17-by-10-1/2 in.)
2 Tbsp. water
¼ cup pure maple syrup
2-inch slice fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 bunch green onions
2½ lbs. raw center-cut salmon fillet with skin

Preparation:
1. Soak plank in water for 3 hours before grilling.
2. Bring water, maple syrup, ginger, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper (if desired) to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until reduced to about ½ cup. Let cool. (Maple glaze may be made 2 days ahead of time and chilled, covered. Bring maple glaze to room temperature before using.)
3. Preheat grill on high.
4. Lightly cover the cedar plank with oil. Arrange green onions in one layer on plank to form a bed for salmon.
5. Place the salmon skin-side down on the cedar plank.
6. Drizzle with half of maple glaze, reserving other half of glaze to serve with grilled salmon.
7. Grill, covered, without turning, for about 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.
8. Serve salmon with reserved maple glaze.

  • Recipe adapted from teamBeachbody.com


April 19, 20160

shoes.usagerightsI was sitting watching my daughter play softball and listening to some personal development.

It’s so crazy listening to how many people give up on themselves before they see success.

I wish more people were like my daughters team.

They don’t give up until the game is over and even then, they learn from their mistakes and are determined to beat them next time.

They keep going even though they are losing.

So many people want to settle for average.

I think it’s safe to assume that we’ve all been there.

Even when it comes to working out…we have good intentions on getting up and pushing play and then the morning comes. We hit that snooze button a thousand and one times. We drag our feet and we don’t feel like doing much of anything, let alone working out.

I’ve been in the health and fitness industry for many years and the thing I hear the most is “I don’t have any motivation.”

I wish there was one magic button that would cure all, but the truth is, there isn’t.

It all boils down to making a few minor adjustments and doing little things to set yourself up for success. It’s about working with your lack of motivation, rather than against it.

You can start with these three things:

  1. Put Your Clothes Out – Yep. The night before get your workout clothes all ready to go for the next morning.
  2. Workout in the Morning – I can hear some of you saying “But I’m not a morning person and I have no motivation!” That’s why you do it in the morning. The more hours that pass you by, the more you’re lack of motivation will kick in and have its way with you.
  3. Grab an Index Card – What’s your WHY? WHY do you want to workout in the first place? How bad do you want it? Write down 1-3 why’s and pin in up where you can see it every day.

Like I said, we’ve all been there. I have my days when I’m tired and have zero motivation.

But here’s the biggest “trick” of all, I suck it up and do it anyway.

We don’t have to “overcome” lack of motivation (I’m not sure if that’s even possible to do completely), but you can decide to do it anyway.

~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

 



April 18, 20160
Believe it or not, I used to have 0 friends. Yes, zero…as in zero. Zilch. Nada.
I didn’t know anyone in my area. I had no family within 4000 miles, and I am an introvert. So to think when someone says to me that I should be a coach and inspire others, my first thought was… um WHO? WHAT? I don’t know anyone.
But I took that leap anyway with a lot of faith and trust in this crazy lady through Facebook I’ve never even met but quickly became my best friend.
Why?
Because I knew I LOVED the products and that they WORKED! The opportunity is all about losing weight, toning up, gaining weight, being healthy (or whatever your goals may be) by learning how to eat the right foods along WITH exercise so the results are long lasting.

And now 5 years later, I have friends from all over the country and locally (yay!), I have a purpose in life, I’m earning multiple 6 figures, I’m able to travel, and I’m currently building our dream home…all while working from home!! I am so glad I took that leap. You never know what you can achieve in the next 5 years if you don’t start.

This Monday I am hosting a new coach mentorship to share with others how I built my business and to help you get yours running off the ground. smile emoticonComment below or Apply here if you are ready to start inspiring and empowering from the inside out –> http://goo.gl/forms/BVaqV733Xw

And of course because duh! you cant receive if you dont put in the work “Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. “


April 18, 20160
Have you ever thought about making an additional income for your family, from home, WHILE reaching your FITNESS goals?
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I am looking for 30 ladies who are SERIOUS about creating a job they are passionate about and who are dedicated to building a life of freedom. Please only apply if you are seriously ready to learn more and DEDICATED to find change!
I am going to teach you:
-How to create a business by simply sharing and helping, NOT selling!
-How to create a mobile business based on HELPING others!
-Proven techniques to build a 6 figure business from a TOP .0007% team in the company!

There are no degrees, certifications, or pre- requisites! You just have to have the desire to support others while you are on your own fitness journey!

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April 18, 20160
Reflecting back on our very first Beachbody cruise, I remember we could barely afford the plane tickets to get there. We went to Starbucks because that was what was the cheapest thing at the Atlantis. We did as much free stuff we could. I was still a newer coach, not earning much but had a vision and goal of where I wanted to be.
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Before heading home on our most recent trip, finally headed home we made sure to spend our last dinner on the boat in a super secret squirrel VIP area. The food was great but the company was even more amazing.

This year we were able to enjoy private dinners, gifts for the kids in port, not having a care about what we did and cost was not a factor.

How freeing is that?! No more stress, bills paid off early, and both Morgan Anderson Alexis and I are currently building our dream homes! The hard work over 5 years has compounded to a future of FREEDOM!

Did it happen overnight?
Heck no!
But I never would have been able to create the life I have now with my traditional corporate job. It all happened because I took a chance.

#youcantoo #whynotyou #dreambig #goalcrushing#workhard #playhard

“Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. “

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

 



April 18, 20160

(Makes 12 servings, 1 cup each) 1/2 purple, 1/2 yellow per cup

Total Time: 45 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 30 min.

Baked Oatmeal Cups with Bananas and Berries

Baked Oatmeal Cups with Bananas and Berries

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 2½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (or raspberries)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Prepare twelve muffin cups by coating with spray. Set aside.
  3. Combine eggs, extract, bananas, and honey in a large bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  4. Combine oats, cinnamon, and baking powder in a medium bowl; mix well.
  5. Add oat mixture to egg mixture; mix well.
  6. Add almond milk; mix well.
  7. Divide oat mixture evenly between prepared muffin cups.
  8. Top evenly with blueberries.
  9. Bake 26 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Tip: Raisins, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pomegranate seeds, or dark chocolate chips can be substituted for blueberries.
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April 18, 20160

5 years ago, I was working as a corporate branch administrator and I hated every minute of it. The only way I was ever going to get promoted was if I moved up north and I wasn’t about to do that with a husband in the Navy who couldn’t move around.

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My biggest frustrations were…

👉 I had a college degree that didn’t help my pay increase.
👉 I worked on the weekends and was gone frequently in the Army Reserves
👉I really only got to see my kids on the weekends I didn’t have Army

And I was soooo tired of it all.

I was sick of living paycheck to paycheck. I was tired of being stressed all the time. Tired of not being comfortable around other people or having any other identity other than “MOM” and “employee”.

I was TIRED of feeling like crap, thinking IS THIS IT?? Is this really all there is in life? Was this all I was ever going to achieve?

I didn’t have a passion for anything but I knew that my life was not on the path I wanted it to be on.

So, one day I made a choice. Little did I know that it would change my life. Forever.

 I was presented with an opportunity that I was skeptical about at first. But I wanted so badly to be out of the situation I was in.
I wanted freedom to do what I wanted, when I wanted. I hated working for someone else. I wanted to be my own boss. I hated the rush to and from work and I absolutely hated Mondays.
I wanted to be HAPPY. I wanted to be CONFIDENT.

I wanted to be ME again.

So I went all in on this crazy fitness business.

 And the result was…I have been able to impact so many lives because I made one little decision.
And THOSE people have been able to pay it forward and help other people.

That is the most amazing part of all this, so many lives get to be inspired and empowered to becoming healthier and happier.

I’m looking for those who are ready to give up living the status quo and thinking they are stuck where they are forever, those who want to help others and make an impact on lives by sharing their own journey, and who are ready to get uncomfortable and to fight their way out of being in debt and building someone else’s dream.

If this is you, drop your email below or email me at coachalesha2@gmail.com

***and because its obvious but Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. (aka work hard and you will be rewarded)


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

 



April 3, 20160

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

21 Day Fix:

  • 1/2 green
  • 1 red
  • 1/2 yellow
  • 1 blue

Mint and Avocado Green Smoothie

Mint and Avocado Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • ½ cup raw spinach
  • ¼ medium ripe avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Place almond milk, Shakeology, spinach, avocado, mint, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
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April 3, 20160

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 4 servings

21 Fix Containers:

  • 1 Red
  • 1 yellow
  • 1 blue

Avocado Egg Salad Toast

Avocado Egg Salad Toast

Ingredients

  • 8 large hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ripe medium avocado, slightly mashed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 4 slices low-sodium sprouted whole-grain bread, toasted
  • 1 cup watercress

Instructions

  1. Combine eggs, avocado, lemon juice, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well.
  2. Spread ¼ of egg mixture onto each slice of toast.
  3. Top evenly with watercress.
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