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Monday, February 27, 2017

A peek in to my Beachbody Coaching experiences and an opportunity for YOU!

Mondays.... you either love them or you hate them, right?  I have to admit, I used to get that pit in my stomach by Sunday evenings because I absolutely dreaded Mondays.  I always felt like it was the start to a new, forever long, week.   I feel quite the opposite now.  I no longer dread the start of a new week, I actually look forward to it! I am a firm believer that if you truly love what you do then you never feel like you have to "work."  One of my goals today was to sit down and write a blog post since it's been a little while.

When I sat down to think of a topic, it dawned on me that it's been quite some time since I've posted about the Coaching opportunity, where I'm at, and where it could take YOU. I go through many conversations each month helping others figure out whether or not Coaching would be a good fit and almost every single conversation involves the same series of questions.  I figured I'd address them right here and offer you an opportunity to learn more, for free of course, this week!

A little background on me....

I am a former elementary teacher of 8 years.  I have a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and am also certified to teach middle school mathematics. Prior to having children there was no doubt in my mind that I would end my career at a retirement age in the classroom.  When my girls came along my feelings started to make a shift. Like any new mom leaving my first born (and eventually both of my girls) with a baby sitter who got to see them almost as much, if not more, than I did left me with tons of guilt.  MANY parents deal with that feeling and it's not fun.  Between the guilt and administrative changes with my job, I simply wasn't happy. For about one year I spent a ton of time researching different jobs that I could get with my degree but nothing ever came about.  Most dinner time topics revolved around me complaining, which we all know doesn't make for a great environment.  Fast-forward to my 8th year of teaching.  It was Spring time, I finally joined the Facebook community, and I kept seeing a college friend of mine post about working out, eating healthy, being happy, and working from home designing her life with a flexible schedule to raise her kids. Every time I saw her post it spoke to me more and more but I will admit, I gave the eye roll several times. But, in the back of my mind I kept thinking...why can't I do that?  After a few discussions with my husband, I had a phone conversation with my friend about Beachbody Coaching and her monthly accountability groups.  I figured it wouldn't hurt to learn a bit more about being a healthier "me" and dropping a few pounds so I thought.....why not?!  I guess you could say it was a bit of an impulse decision but I had that gut feeling that this was a good choice. I immediately signed up as a Coach, joined an accountability group, and took some time making myself a priority.  With a 1 and 3 year old at home, I can't say it was easy.  Getting more strict with my nutrition and incorporating daily workouts in to my already crazy schedule took time and adjusting.  I was about a month in to my 60 day group when I realized that I could take the leadership role in a group and teach others the same way I was being taught. After all, teaching was (and is) my background!  

So, while I was on my own journey, I decided to go ahead and get my business started too.  
* I had ZERO social media background. 
* I am generally a quiet person.  
* I was certainly not a salesperson.
* I really didn't have the time to start up my own business.

BUT I WAS:
* Teachable
* Driven
* Passionate
and
* Motivated


Becoming a Beachbody Coach, Become a Beachbody Coach, How to become a Beachbody Coach, Home Fitness Business, Work from Home Business, Work from home health and fitness business, Successfully Fit, Lisa Decker As a Coach, especially when I first started my business, I wasn't at my "goal body."  Heck I still have goals I am working towards!  I don't have a fitness competition body and I struggle with willpower as much as many others!  I'm a normal mom with little time to spare!  But what I do, as Coach and as a mom, is be a positive, inspiring influence on anyone who follows and watches me. Sure, I may get eye rolls but guess what, that's ok!  Was it awkward to start sharing my journey for everyone to see on social media? As a pretty private person, you bet it was!  When it came down to it; however, I really wanted people to see what I was doing, how I was doing it, and hopefully get some to join me so that I could share my tips that were working for me!

Becoming a Beachbody Coach, Become a Beachbody Coach, How to become a Beachbody Coach, Home Fitness Business, Work from Home Business, Work from home health and fitness business, Successfully Fit, Lisa Decker Like others, I found (and still find) meal planning and cooking to be a bit of a pain.  I'm not a nutritionist.  I'm not an incredible cook; but, I know the old me will come right out if I don't stick with it.  The old me used to wonder each day what in the world to eat. More often than not I had a stash of frozen processed skillet meals in the freezer.  One of the first changes I made was to incorporate Shakeology in to my daily diet. I knew darn well that I wasn't getting nearly the amount of vitamins and minerals that I should be getting.  Having something convenient yet healthy with two little ones needing my attention sounded perfect to me.  To this day, I almost NEVER miss a day!


My point in sharing these first two pieces of information is to show that I am a product of the product.  The way I started to incorporate that in to my Coaching business was the simple process of SHARING it.  It's really not easier said than done!  People are ALWAYS looking for something to try that will help them lose weight and/or get "healthy."  The easiest thing I did, and do, as a Coach is share my journey and my tips along the way!
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Becoming a Beachbody Coach, Become a Beachbody Coach, How to become a Beachbody Coach, Home Fitness Business, Work from Home Business, Work from home health and fitness business, Successfully Fit, Lisa Decker The daily actions that are helping me grow as an individual, as a mother, and as a wife are all incorporated in to my business.   Rather than doing these tasks silently; however, I am sharing with others what I do.  If it weren't for my personal Coach sharing HER experiences, I most likely wouldn't even be where I am at today, which is being able to create my life by design rather than have a job that controls my life. 

Throughout the past 3 1/2 years I have formed friendships that mean the world to me.  I have met other women who have that similar drive and passion that I do and rather than being competitors, we ENCOURAGE each other!  We all come from different backgrounds. Some are teachers, some are in the medical field, others are in the corporate world while a handful are stay at home / work from home moms of little ones.  One thing we all have in common is our passion and drive to help others. 
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Because I have made the step to publicly share my health and fitness journey (the ups and the downs) as well as continually help others do the same, I have been able to give my family more of ME.  I am more present.  I am happier.  I am able to provide income and have even earned three Caribbean trips to take my husband on!  BONUS!
Like any other job, there are definitely those good and bad days.  On those bad days, I always encourage people to think of their "why."  For me, my "why" is in the picture to the left.  My husband and I have very strong feelings about wanting to provide and be the best parents as we possibly can.  I want to be there to drop them off and pick them up from school.  I want to be able to drop what I am doing with minimal inconvenience if something comes up.  I want to be able to take them on trips and let them experience the freedom that is possible.  And because of that, I got the courage to try something unconventional if it meant giving me the life I was wanting.  

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Time is of the essence.  We all have busy schedules but when it comes down to it, you make time for things that are important to you.  When I started Coaching I had no clue how I was going to make it work. I had 2 babies at home, I was already exhausted and free time was non existent.  It was an accomplishment to get my workout in!  What happened to me was a mindset shift.  I had to re prioritize my day, eliminate things like watching mindless TV in the evenings, scrolling Facebook for an hour and yes, I did sacrifice a little sleep. At the beginning, before my kids started going to preschool, I focused on a solid "power hour" each night where I went through different trainings, listened to some calls, and completed the tasks that I needed to do in order to get my business up and running.  It took determination, discipline, and time management.  Was it, and is it, worth it?  Absolutely!  Making changes and new priorities in life isn't always easy but once you get in to the groove, it becomes a new habit. 

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Now that you have a little "inside look" of some aspects of my business, I'd like to offer you an opportunity to learn more!  On Wednesday, March 1st I am running a 3 day virtual glimpse in to what Coaching is all about.  I will cover topics like:
* Do you have to be at your "goal body?"
* Do you need to be a nutritionist? 
* How do you make money? 
*What is an online accountability group? 
* How much time is required?  
and more!

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3 Day Virtual Glimpse into Beachbody Coaching

If you are interested in this event, please email me at lisamariedecker@yahoo.com or fill out / submit the application below.  The only criteria is that you are not already actively working with a Beachbody Coach.  

This event is 100% FREE!  You do not have to sign up or purchase anything.  I run these free events so that you can see if Coaching would be a good fit for you and your family.  I also like to get all of your questions answered up front so that your decision can be made as easy as possible!  

You never know what the future holds if you don't take the chances to learn and try new things. 




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Monday, February 20, 2017

Greek Chicken Pasta


I have a DELICIOUS recipe for you!  This was a hit with the fam so of course, it's now on the dinner rotation!  I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine! 
**I do want to note that most Greek Chicken recipes include a 14 ounce can of marinated artichokes (drained and chopped) but my husband and I are not artichoke fans.  Feel free to add them if you are!**


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Greek Chicken Pasta

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped in to 1 inch chunks
  • 1 16- ounce box of pasta (I chose whole wheat)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 Tbsp chopped black olives 
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
  1. Cook pasta according to package.
  2. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken and cook until no longer pink (about 5 minutes).
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add tomato, feta cheese, artichokes (if using), parsley, oregano, lemon juice, and cooked pasta. 
  4. Cook and stir until heated through (about 2-3 minutes). 
  5. Remove from heat, top with chopped olives and serve.
ENJOY!!




Thursday, February 9, 2017

Love Your Body Challenge


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Love Your Body Challenge




๐Ÿ’—February is HERE and Valentine's Day is right around the corner!  Seriously, can these days go any faster?  I am preparing to kick off my Love You Body Challenge and wanted to get this post out to anyone who is interested.  As I'm typing this I'm looking out at the inches of snow that have accumulated throughout the past 24 hours and if I'm being honest, dreading having to go out in the 26 degree temperatures for my daughter's gymnastic class tonight.  This is that classic time of year where many people have somewhat given up on their New Year "get healthy" resolutions and the comfort food has set in. If you are anything like me then you are also living in big comfy sweaters with leggings. But, we all know that Spring really is quickly approaching and that means the thinner clothing that don't necessarily "cover everything up" will be out.  My goal in every single virtual accountability group that I run is to help every woman in the group gain confidence in the skin they're in.  We are all shaped differently and aside from a main goal of "getting healthy," our goals of where we want our bodies and health to be vary.  

๐ŸŽMy January Health Bet and Project YOU groups will be coming to an end and I am combining the support and motivation to create my Love Your Body Challenge. This group is open to anyone who is not actively working with a Beachbody Coach.

★How Does It Work?
I have decided to run this group through a closed Facebook group which means only the group members can see what is being posted.  Throughout the group we will work together to encourage, inspire, and motivation each other to get {and stay} healthy!  My role as the leader of the group is to not only provide motivation, but to also provide daily group and 1:1 support. I provide my meal plans, meal plan templates, recipes, tips that have worked for me and my family, and so much more! 

★When Does the Group Begin?
The group beings with a planning week on Monday, February 20th!  I feel that getting planned and prep to begin your health and fitness journey is essential to your success. So, the goal of planning week it to get both physically AND mentally ready to begin! Once planning week is over the group will last for 4 additional weeks!  

★What is the requirement? 
The group itself is free of charge for my personal customers and a Beachbody Challenge Pack contains the required products that we use.  A Challenge Pack is the one stop purchase to getting the success you are looking for! It contains:
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Shakeology
  • A fitness program of choice OR Beachbody on Demand All Access (don't worry, I will give you recommendations based on your needs, interests, and goals).  All programs contain the workouts, workout schedule, nutrition plan, many contain a set of portion control containers and even a bonus workout! Workouts are only about 30 minutes per day!
  • A month supply of Shakeology which is a nutritionally dense shake that provides you with your daily dose of nutrients!  It's one meal that you don't have to plan out or even think about, not to mention it's delicious and convenient!  But don't worry, you are going to be sucking down shakes all day. Shakeology is used for 1 meal or snack each day and you will still be getting 4 to 5 meals/ snacks in too!  
  • Discounted shipping of $2 (which you definitely can't beat!)
  • A 30 day trial to Beachbody on Demand, which is AWESOME!!! BOD is where you can stream your workouts right from your computer, phone, tablet, or smart TV!  (This trial is not applicable with the All Access Challenge Pack.)   
  •  ME as your Coach! This will give you access to my monthly accountability groups along with my Love Your Body Challenge! 
  • Guarantee on all products! 

★How Do I Sign Up?
If you are interested in more information or would like to reserve your spot, you can fill out the application below and submit! I will then be in touch within 24 hours!  If for some reason you are having trouble with the application below you can also email me at lisamariedecker@yahoo.com with subject line: Love Your Body Challenge and again, I will be in touch within 24 hours.  


★How many spots are available?
With every group I run, this one included, I reserve a bulk number of spots for my current customers / challengers and add up to 8 brand new customers.  I current have 6 new spots left and I know they will be gone by the time the group starts!  


I can't say enough about how many lives have been changed with the right products and most importantly, the accountability.  This entire change happens in the comfort of your own home, on your own time, and you still have the social support!  

So, I am looking for women who want to completely transform and tone their bodies like never before. I don't focus on "skinny" I focus on HEALTHY.  ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

There are NO quick fixes here, just good old fashioned hard work  and dedication.  
→No Counting Calories
→No Counting Points
→No Starving Yourself
→Ladies, you can even keep your chocolate and wine too! 


So what do you say? Are you in?   Are you ready to take that step in to being a happier, healthier, YOU?!  Fill out the application below or email me at lisamariedecker@yahoo.com and I will be in touch!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Ok I have to admit, I haven't experimented as much as I'd like with my Instant Pot and I've also had a couple of disasters.  There is no doubt it takes some getting used to!  The other week I kind of blew up a whole chicken! BUT, I came across a few different beef stew recipes, chose some ingredients from here and there, and put a recipe together for me to try.  I was a bit nervous on how it would turn out and I have to admit, it was delicious and definitely a keeper for our dinner rotation! You can always cook beef stew in the crock pot (which I do have a recipe for under the Clean Eating Recipes tab) but this specific recipe is for those who have an Instant Pot!  Oh, and it makes for GREAT leftovers too which is a bonus!

Give it a try and let me know what you think!


Ingredients: 
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Instant Pot Beef Stew
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 2-3 medium russet potatoes, cubed
  • 4 large carrots, peeled & sliced into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 steamer bag of green beans
 Directions: 
  1. Turn the Instant Pot to the saute setting and add olive oil, garlic and meat.  Brown for about 3-5 minutes. 
  2. Add the onion, potatoes, carrots, broth, tomato paste and oregano and stir to combine.
  3. Put lid on, lock in to place, and use the meat/stew button to cook. It will take approximately 35 minutes to cook.  You can let the pressure release naturally or use the quick release. 
  4. Stir in the COOKED green beans just before serving.
  5. Serve warm
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Instant Pot Beef Stew

 Enjoy!! 





Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tips for Getting Over the Roadblocks and Back on Track

Happy Wednesday!! It's been a while since I did a progress update so here I am to blog about what's been going on!  After a solid round of Core De Force I decided to go a second round but with the deluxe version.  Within the second round I hit some roadblocks.  Between my daughter having surgery and myself being a bit under the weather, I had some missed workouts and not so stellar nutrition.   When roadblocks come my way I know I have 2 choices.  Continue doing what I've been doing or move on.  I'm sure it's no surprise to hear that I am choosing to MOVE ON!

Let's face it.  A LOT, and I mean A LOT of people hit roadblocks.  Between sicknesses, family emergencies, parties, and everything in between, it's EASY to get off the "healthy" track.  And you know what?  A lot of people don't tend to get back on.  Why?  In my opinion, a lot of it comes down to accountability.  I'm sure you've noticed a decrease already in gym parking lots. It's February and while the gyms were PACKED this time a month ago,  not so much anymore.

So if you are in the same boat as many others, if you've lost your motivation, and if you aren't sure how to get yourself back on track, check out my tips on how I am rebounding and refocusing. 

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21 Day Fix Deluxe
→For starters, I have decided to set aside one of my favorite programs, Core De Force, and move on to something different. As much as I LOVE Core De Force I felt like switching things up would not only help with motivation, but also work my body differently.  I'm only a few days in and I was right. This is exactly what I needed!  So, what am I doing?  I've decide to move back to the one and only, 21 Day Fix. I haven't done this program in a long time (probably over 2 years!) but I do prefer to switch back and forth from programs that use weights.  BUT.....this time around I am incorporating the deluxe and remix workouts! So, it's like a whole new program!   Honestly, if you feel stuck with your workouts, just suck it up and make a change.  All programs work your body differently and sometimes we just need to have a change in programs to help get us re-motivated.

*What am I talking about?  Well, Autumn Calabrese released 2 additional deluxe workouts as well as 2 "remix" workouts that can be incorporated within the program!!  How do you access it?  Simple! Beachbody on Demand!   I didn't have to make any additional purchases and I've got 4 new workouts to incorporate in to a program I already have.

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Meal Planning

→ Meal Planning:  I should actually say, STICKING with my meal plan.  Meal Planning is something that I have been doing weekly for a few years now. If I don't have time to do a plan, I pull out a past plan and go with that!  One of my issues lately; however, has been following the plan I make.  Sure, things come up but that hasn't really been my problem. Those handfuls of fish crackers, cheese-its, lattes, or some treats here and there really do add up.  I don't binge on junk every day but lately I've been having one {or two} too many slip ups.  SO, I am on a mission to stick with my plan!!And speaking of plans, here is my meal plan for the week!  It's Wednesday and so far I've been great!
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Meal planning is a VITAL factor when it comes to staying on track.  You can absolutely wing it every day when it comes to the foods you eat but you are much more likely to grab foods that are not going to give you the results you are looking for.   So, the 30-40 minutes it may take to figure out my meals for the week is certainly worth it.


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Shakeology
→  Shakeology.  Yes, I'm going to say it. Shakeology  has helped me in SO many ways these past 3
1/2 years!  It has ensured that I am getting my daily nutrients. It has given me natural energy, curbed my cravings, boosted my immune system,helped with digestion and so much more.  Yes, it does cost money and yes, it is worth it IF you are serious about making a healthy lifestyle change. I say all the time that people don't bat an eyelash when it comes to spending over $4.00 for a latte at Starbucks so why is spending just over $4.00 a lot for a shake that actually serves a purpose within your body? I don't think twice every single morning when I get up and make my shake.  I look forward to it every single day and have never once regretted my decision to continue on with it!  It is a party of my lifestyle as much as eating healthy and exercising is. 


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Drink your Water!
→ Water intake!  This is a big one and many people don't realize it!  Drinking water is SUPER important to your health.  It relieves fatigue, improves your mood, flushes out toxins, helps digestion and even helps with weight loss (just to name a few benefits).  You should be drinking 1/2 of your body weight in ounces PER DAY.  For those of us who are experiencing Winter weather, drinking water can be tough! I know my intake has decreased a bit this past month so I'm being much more cognizant of keeping my water bottle full and drinking enough. To help with that I have also decided to run a FREE 5 day water challenge so that anyone else who is struggling with this can improve as well!  We are going to begin on Monday Feb 6th and event details are coming!


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Home Fitness
→ Prioritizing my time. This is a bit of a different tip.  I ALWAYS hear a common phrase when I chat with people about eating healthy and exercising.  And that phrase is "I don't have time."  People "don't have time" to meal plan. They "don't have time" to exercise.  They "don't have time" to devote to themselves.  This may be a bit of tough love, but there are NEVER going to be enough hours in the day!  How many times have you thought to yourself "I wish I had a few extra hours."  Here's my tip.  Prioritize your day on what HAS to get done while you are home.  If you work long hours, have you considered waking up an hour earlier?  If you tend to sit on the couch and watch TV for an hour or so in the evenings, have you considered using that time to work out?  If you like to relax on the weekends, have you considered taking 15 minutes each day to plan your meals for the week so it doesn't feel like it takes so long in one sitting?  Believe me, I was the QUEEN of the "I don't have time" excuse.  It wasn't until I sat down and figured out a NEW daily routine to implement and sure enough, it worked!   And guess what...kids are not an excuse!!  You CAN work out when the kids are home even if they are young!  They will adjust if you are consistent AND you are setting a positive example!


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→ Accountability! Although accountability isn't a big issue for me, it is for many others. It is so much easier to stay on track when you have someone, or a group of people, holding you accountable!  If you are trying to implement these healthy lifestyle changes on your own, it's SO easy to skip workouts, grab something unhealthy, have an extra treat, etc.  Because let's face it, who's going to know?!  So how do you solve this problem? First, talk with your spouse, significant other, roommate, whoever you live with and explain the changes you are making. Ask him/her to help hold you accountable! I know when I first started making changes I had my husband hide his potato chips until I could get a better handle on my willpower.  Also, join a group!  Something that I do as a Coach is run online accountability groups. Throughout my groups I teach about meal planning, provide my plans, provide 24/7 support, motivation, and accountability in to reaching your goals.  While there are some small requirements, having a group of like-minded women who are pushing for the same healthy lifestyle can make a world of difference.


A lot of times when it comes down to it, this whole transition is a mindset shift.  Something that helps me is reading or listening to some personal development.  Getting in the right frame of mind to make big life changes is key.  It can be a negative world out there and staying positive, optimistic, and enjoying life can make for a better overall environment.  
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I hope my tips have helped you shed some light on your situation!  If you are interested in joining one of my upcoming groups get in touch with me at lisamariedecker@yahoo.com or fill out the application below!



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