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What is a Challenge Group?

You may have seen us recommending that you join a Challenge Group for

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Beachbody.  It sounds daunting and may cause fear or suspicion to come to the surface.  There are so many schemes and snares out there and many of us have been burned in the past by something that we thought would be good or by someone we trusted who was just out for their own personal gain.  It all comes down sometimes, to simply, who do you Trust?

When I first got started with Beachbody, we didn’t have Challenge Groups.  We didn’t have the great nutritional products we have now.  Insanity and Shakeology was just a dream and the Performance Line hadn’t been conceived of at that time.  We had our core line of products like P90X, Hip Hop Abs, Yoga Booty Ballet, P90, Slim in 6, Turbo Jam, etc.  I started with P90X and was assigned a Coach by Beachbody and we had the Message Boards but no Challenge Groups.

A Challenge Group is simply a group of people working out and eating right and holding each other accountable online.  It’s simply that simple.  Combined with working out to the program of your choice, you drink Shakeology and log your workouts online and then, post about your workouts with videos, photos, questions etc. as you see fit and it’s done in the privacy of your own home without going to a gym.  We are starting Challenge Groups all the time.  I’d love to have you join us.  You simply need to get access to the programs, either Beachbody On Demand or by getting the discs.  I prefer and recommend the discs because I like having them in my possession, much like I prefer books.  Then, you can workout with them by putting the discs in your computer or DVD player, and you can still stream the programs to your internet connected devices.

So, what do you need to do?  Simple.  Remember, EVERYTHING has at least a 30 day money back guarantee so there is no risk.  I am not out to get you.  this isn’t a scheme or a scam.  This is REAL and I’m living proof it works.

First, contact me.  I can help you get the workout program that is right for you, depending on your current fitness level, goals and abilities.  Then, we choose the Shakeology flavor of your choice.  My two favorites are Cafe Latte and Chocolate.  Many people like Strawberry, Vanilla and Greenberry.  We also have Vegan options.  We can also decide if the performance line of our products is right for you.  I personally use Energize, Hydrate, Recovery and Recharge.  I would never recommend you do anything I don’t personally do.

After ordering, you will be in our SECRET Facebook Group online and will post only what you feel comfortable posting.  Some people post videos of their workouts, or sweaty after pictures, some just simply post “workout done”.  BUT, we want you to be serious and get results.  We highly recommend you take your before/after pictures so you can share it with others because as the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

I shared in another post how I had lost myself being an emotional eater.  I

Real 90 Day Results – Core De Force

don’t have the solution to that because I still battle it myself, but the thing is, I am battling it.  I’m in the fight.  I know the frustrations of self-sabotage and I know I can help you because of my struggles.  You simply have to do something that works and I know this does.

Let’s do this together.  Don’t let fear of the unknown scare you.  As I said, there is a 30 day money back guarantee and I know you will become as passionate about these products as I am.  You can do this.  I’m here to help you!!!  Contact me….today! or

To your health!!


Core De Force Coach Test Group Results – 60 Days

I’m actually about 75 days in at this point, but I will try to only talk about my

60 Days - 33 Lbs

            60 Days – 33 lbs

60 day results.  So, here are my results after 60 days:  33 lbs down and 12 total inches gone with 5 to 6 inches right around my belly button.  THAT to me is INCREDIBLE!!!  As I said, I’m 15 more days in now and I’ve lost more inches and weight but you will have to wait until Day 90 for me to give you “the rest of the story”.

I was a bit skeptical when I first heard that Beachbody was going to release an MMA style workout.  I’ve seen some of these before and they were good, but they weren’t my soul mate workout, despite me being a practitioner of Martial Arts (Primarily Traditional Jujitsu and dabbling in some of the others).  I knew you could get a good workout doing Martial Arts but to do it at home is a tall task.  I decided though, to give it the benefit of the doubt.

Well, then, I got the word that Beachbody wanted me to be a part of their Coach Test Group.  I had to sign a contract to not disclose anything about the workouts, nutrition plan, I couldn’t post pictures of the TV/DVD images, I couldn’t post any more than 1 minute snippets of certain workouts, etc.  I also had to pledge that I would do my best to stick to the nutrition plan.  It took me about 5 nanoseconds to commit to it because I knew this was something I could do and, with the world watching, I had incredible accountability.

Over the last 4 years or so, I had lost myself.  My Mother was battling Alzheimer’s/Dementia and I watched her slowly decline to the point where she didn’t know who I was anymore.  I knew I was an emotional eater but during this time, I completely lost it and began to eat myself silly.  Literally.  I didn’t even realize I was doing it at the time.  When I got the documents from Beachbody and I took my before pictures, that is when it hit home and got real.  There is something about taking pictures and looking at them that you just don’t get by looking in a mirror.  As I posted on Facebook, Denial ain’t just a River in Egypt.

The workouts were hard, but doable.  Day 1 was just as I thought it would be.  It was punching and kicking a lot of fun.  Each workout is broken into 3-minute “rounds”.  You go as hard as you can until you hear the bell ring.  During the main workouts, you go through a sequence of punching, kicking, knees, elbows, etc for a minute, then you get a 30 second “spike” to raise your heart rate, followed by a minute of the same initial sequence and a final 30 second “spike”.  The workouts are set up to vary speed and intensity during the workout so you get a high intensity interval training effect that is also fun.  Then on other days, there are workouts that are body weight strength exercises to push even the most fit people to the limit.  There is also a modifier during the workouts so you can dial down the intensity as you see fit.  Even into my 3rd 30-day round, I’m still modifying some things.  At 51 years old, I have no intention of doing the things I thought I could do at 21, BUT, I can do many things better than I could then.  I’m still a work in progress.

The eating plan is just that, an eating plan.  It’s not a starvation diet but containers are used so that you get used to controlling the amount of food you eat.  The problem a lot of people have is overeating on good food.  The eating plan is also designed to add more food to your nutrition during the 2nd and 3rd weeks as the workouts intensify.

I will be posting more here as I near the end of the test group.  Although the

Jay's 60 Day Results

          Jay’s 60 Day Results

test group will be ending soon, my journey with Core De Force is just beginning.  I can tell you, this is a soul mate workout now and my skepticism as been blown away.  I would LOVE for you to join me on this journey.  If you want to do that, understand there is a 30-day money back guarantee on anything and everything you purchase from Beachbody.  I will also be your personal Coach.

So, you can contact me on facebook at and I will give you all the information you need to get your journey going.  If you know you are ready to go now, you can get a challenge pack that includes Core De Force, Shakeology and a 3o day trial to Beachbody on Demand by clicking on the following link:

I left that as a long link because I want you to know it isn’t a scam.  Call me,

My weight loss - so far

      My weight loss – so far

or text me or find me on facebook at the above link if you want more information, but there is NO reason for you not to do this.  We have Challenge Groups starting soon.  Are you ready?  I’m ready for you.  It’s time for you to FIGHT FOR IT!!!!

Come back soon to see my final 90 day numbers and pictures!!!

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Shakeology Good For Children

Shakeology Good For Children

Shakeology Good For Children

Shakeology Good For Children

We have had this question come up a lot lately for some reason.  It may be because we’ve started our Shake and Shed program where you can give Shakeology a test drive for 10 days for $50 to see how it works for you.  It’s funny that people ask this question because it really is great stuff.  But first, let’s talk about why Children would need to supplement their diets.

According to emedicine, as of December, 2012, approximately 21-24% of American children and adolescents are overweight, and another 16-18% is obese.  These rates have been steadily climbing although there have been indications that among certain ethnic groups in certain locations in the U.S., there has been a slight decline.  With the availability of relatively cheap, fast food coupled with our fast lifestyle this trend isn’t likely to reverse itself any time soon.  If people eat breakfast at all, it’s something processed or sugary.  Lunch in our schools isn’t the best in the world as documented by Jaime Oliver and reported by WebMD.  It used to be that overweight and obese children in schools were the anomaly and usually meant that the child didn’t have to work and their parents were relatively rich.  Now this was years and years ago.  As we’ve begun to get further and further away from farm living and working outdoors, the rates of obesity have gone up proportionally.  Kids don’t go outside to play anymore.  They sit inside and watch TV, do their homework and play on gaming consoles for most of the day.  The average child watches about 4 hours of TV a day, on school days.  Also, the nutrients in food aren’t what they used to be.  The body knows what it needs and wants.  If a child eats and doesn’t get the right proportion of nutrients, even though there may be plenty of food, it will send signals that it needs more until it gets the fuel it needs.  Parents have not taken responsibility for their children and in a lot of cases, children follow their parents example.  Their parents aren’t active and don’t workout so why should they?  It’s truly a matter of “like father like son” as we’ve heard so many times.  It’s time to break that cycle.

Shakeology Good For Children – In the Words of Isabelle Daikeler

Isabelle Daikeler is the wife of CEO Carl Daikeler.  She did a workshop a couple of years ago with Darin Olien, the other formula expert of Shakeology.  They both have so many letters after their names that I can’t begin to list them all.  You can google her and see videos and all that though.   Suffice it to say she’s an expert.  She told Carl she wanted to do a product for Beachbody called Shakeology but she wasn’t going to cut corners and it wouldn’t be cheap processed crap.  Carl told her and Darin to go for it and they did and what they have come up with is absolutely amazing.  So, Shakeology is the answer.  Cutting to the chase, someone in the audience asked this question.  “Is Shakeology Safe and Good for Children?”  I’ll never forget it.  Isabelle stood up and put her hands on her hips as if offended, she was being a bit dramatic although it was very lighthearted, and she said “Why is it that people ask that question, but they never ask if it’s ‘safe and good’ for their children to go through the local fast food drive-thru?”  We all had a good laugh but it illustrated her point perfectly.  Why do we not care about putting crap in our children’s bodies most of the time?  We buy them snack cakes and hot pockets and oreo cookies and chips and sodas but give them something healthy and all of a sudden, there is a push back from people.  It’s absolutely amazing when you think about it in those terms isn’t it?

Shakeology Good For Children – and Amazing for Adults!!

I’ve probably talked about Shakeology enough on here for awhile but I just needed to reiterate this because of all the questions we’ve had.  Obesity is a health crisis in our nation.  We are killing ourselves, literally, with something that is needed for our survival.  Obesity costs employers and health care institutions a TON of money every year.  Shakeology has a 30 day money back guarantee and the Chocolate, if mixed properly with ice and almond milk, tastes like a Dairy Queen Blizzard!  Can you imagine your child getting the best nutrition you could put in their bodies every day before they head off to school?  What about you getting the best nutrition in your body you can get before you head off to work?  You need to eat breakfast.  You might as well make it something good and with the 25% discount that is available, it is much cheaper than the typical fast food biscuit and coffee.  It’s certainly MUCH cheaper than a coffee from your local coffee joint.  My advice is just do it.  Shakeology is Good for Children, and AMAZING for adults.  We are doing Shake and Shed 10 day trials right now.  Contact me about getting yours and see how you and your children feel.  I’m betting you feel great and never want to go back to feeling sluggish and lacking energy again.  If you click on the picture above and decide to order it, let me know so I can add you to our list of people to stay in contact with and also, make sure you get on HD (Home Direct) so you get free shipping!!  Let me know if you have questions.  Just do it!!  Check out this video.  You’ll love it.

Shakeology – The Facts

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I read the following post from a Certified Nutritionist about Shakeology and had to share. To all my friends who are drinking shakeology….you’ll love this and will feel great that you are drinking it ;) To those that are not drinking it, you might want to reconsider ☺ …..Shakeology is NOT a protein shake. Nor is it a weight loss shake. It is a 100% natural (Macro and micro) nutrient dense meal replacement. It is not a one-dimensional protein shake. The fact that some people say it tastes like “grass, lawn clippings and cheap chocolate” is actually a selling point. Our taste buds have been so “brainwashed” on what real whole foods actually taste like, that we generally don’t know natural real whole cocoa from processed chocolate. Because Shakeology IS 100% natural (created by a vegan with a masters in nutrition and agricultural anthropology) the standard to remain natural does not allow for ANY artificial flavors, colors, stimulants, sweeteners or chemically modified micronutrients. Nearly every single product found in gyms, GNC, internet, you name it, have a LARGE amount of man made chemicals dumped in it so that it tastes appealing to the general public’s “idea” of what food SHOULD taste like. The fact that it tastes the way it does is my point. When you add ONLY what nature provides, you get the CLEANEST and PUREST product possible. On to the super-foods  I don’t expect the average person that follows you to know what Astragalus Root, Ashwagandha Root, Chia Seed, Maca Root, Gogi Berries and Reishi Mushrooms are (just to name a few super foods, Ill spare listing all 70). Nor do I expect them to have general knowledge in all the health benefits and medicinal treatments that these foods have notoriously been used for centuries to treat examples as reducing free radicals from our body, improving our white blood cell count which helps us fight disease, reducing inflammation (the number one marker of EVERY disease), improving the natural flora in our digestive system, etc. If BB grew these products in a lab and modified them to keep them cheap, that would be one thing, but EACH of the 70 super foods are imported from the countries, climates and pure soil they originate from and then dried to a specific protocol to maintain a whole food- absorption integrity. Everyone should value this $4 meal. I first hand, have hundreds of clients that Shakeology has reduced their needs for diabetic meds, statins and ace inhibitors. Its also relieved countless cases of IBS, colitis, and arthritis. To my clients, paying $4 and getting off their pricey side-effect laden medication is MUCH cheaper and a price well worth $129 for a month supply.


Rockin’ Snuggie

All I want for Christmas is a Shakeology Snuggie!! What do you want? Message me about getting a Challenge Pack!! It comes with the program of your choice and the Shakeology flavor of your choice and you can get in GREAT shape starting in January. You know it’s going to be a resolution of yours to lose weight and get in shape. Get a Challenge Pack, I’ll be your Coach, and you can help me win this Rockin’ Snuggie!! Seriously, message me about the Challenge Packs or check it out for yourself.

Rockin' Snuggie