Have you every felt so lost that you just didn't know how to start back up again? This is where I have been the last few months. I lost who I was and I wasn't sure how I would get it back. I focused on me by continuing to do what I do best - my daily routine - or so I thought...
But....I found by doing this, I was stuck. I was stuck in Groundhog Day...IYKYK! I really needed to dig deep and find out what sets my soul on fire!
You know what?! It's YOU! Helping YOU sets my soul on fire so here I am back like Eminem and I am going to help as many people as I can!
I have been focusing on my nutrition (and my mindset around nutrition), my daily workouts, and my personal development. In the last month, I have read three books (Good Food Bad Diet by Abby Langer, Chop Wood Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf, and Mastering Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini). While all three have VERY different purposes, they all came back to one thing - my mindset - and my lack of belief in MYSELF.
I truly just need to have an IDGAF attitude...well, to a certain extent, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings along the way!
How do you shift your mindset in order to make progress? I'd love to know!
The moves are new but the focus is the same: YOU. Unlock the FOCUS T25 Super Block and you’ll also unlock Shaun’s first-ever B25 cycle and strength Super Block. He gives you the freedom to push your own limits in just 25 minutes, whether you’re sweating it out to cardio and strength workouts or hopping on the bike for inspirational rides that take your mind and body to new heights. You can exclusively follow the FOCUS T25 Super Block or B25 Super Block, or, incorporate rides into your FOCUS T25 track, or do them both!
With the FOCUS T25 and B25 Super Blocks, Shaun T is bringing back everything you love about the original program and adding the power of block periodization and a brand-new bike Super Block to help maximize your results. The moves are new but the focus is the same: YOU. Unlock the FOCUS T25 Super Block and you’ll also unlock Shaun’s first-ever B25 cycle and strength Block. He gives you the freedom to push your own limits in just 25 minutes, whether you’re sweating it out to cardio and strength workouts or hopping on the bike for inspirational rides that take your mind and body to new heights. The FOCUS T25 Super Block is 3 weeks of cardio, weighted and bodyweight moves, and dynamic core work that all intentionally progress week by week as you get stronger. It’s intense but you don’t have to jump in at max effort—follow Shaun’s modifications to get results at your own pace. The B25 Super Block strengthens your mind-body connection with a combination of cycle plus cycle and strength workouts in the same 25-minute format. Every workout is tied to a uniquely personal message to inspire you like only Shaun T can. You can follow either Super Block, incorporate rides into your FOCUS T25 Super Block, or do them both!
What you need to know...
Format of the Program
Are you ready to rock your main character energy? We all have it somewhere inside of us, so this month is about creating a daily routine to help that energy shine! I’m so excited to announce my May challenge theme is Main Character Energy - a safe #GOALS space where we focus on the daily activities that give us confidence and a positive light to share with those around us! 🌟
Here are the daily themes I’m excited about!
💫 We’re kicking off each week talking about the comparison game and how to avoid it,
💫 Tuesdays are for rest and recovery ideas,
💫 Each Wednesday, we will build an Energy Kit of positive energy, as needed,
💫 Thursdays we will anchor our days in self-care,
💫 Fridays we will share our favorite things,
💫 Saturdays we will shout out our support characters and lift up our favorite people,
💫 And, finally, on Sundays, we will work on being present + intentional for a new high energy week!
Do you want to start with us? You don’t need to wait until a new week or new month. Day 1 is May 1st, but lock in your spot today!
Main character energy means putting yourself first and taking control of your own narrative. That doesn't necessarily mean being selfish… It means self-affirmations, self-care, and standing up for yourself.
This energy doesn’t come easy, but it is simple with the right routines in your day! Let’s build an Energy Kit together with tips + tricks to build your main character energy whenever you need it.
The first piece of your kit is a morning routine that you look forward to. Pair a habit you don’t love, but need (your workout, a meditation moment, going for a walk outside, journaling, etc.) with a habit you LOVE (your morning coffee, a new podcast, making a gratitude list, breakfast tacos, etc.)
Can you choose two habits to pair together to kickstart your day? Reply here so we can help each other stay accountable!
Especially when the cake is full of clean ingredients, supercharged with protein, and supports your post-working recovery, how can you lose? Give this mug cake recipe a try!
Chocolate PB Cup Mug Cake
1 scoop chocolate protein (I love Beachbody Chocolate Recover!)
½ tsp. baking powder
⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk (or water)
2 tsp. all-natural peanut butter (or sunflower butter)
Add protein powder and baking powder to the serving mug; mix well. Add almond milk; stir to combine. Drop peanut butter into the center of the mixture; do not stir. Microwave on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Serve immediately.
If you’re following one of my nutrition programs, here’s how to track the servings!
Container Equivalents: 1 Red, 2 tsp
2B Mindset Plate It! Makes a great protein side.
FITNESS: BODI BLOCKS
4 All-New BODi Blocks Every Month!
FITNESS: SUPER BLOCKS
A premium BODi Block led by a Super Trainer reinventing one of their hit programs
Do you struggle with perfection? The pull to have it all together, all the time? The PRESSURE that comes with so many people counting on you or looking toward you on what to do next. This is the challenge for you - this is the Perfection Detox Challenge! This group is all about focusing on building the habits that serve us, keeping consistent on our Health Esteem work, and letting go of the negative mindset that holds us back. Sounds “perfect” right 😉? Here’s what you get when you say “YES!” to this challenge:
💻 Access to a library of on-demand workouts and LIVE content updated daily
🥤 A customized supplement package to match + support your goals
💚 Access to my monthly challenges, weekly meal plans, and daily check-ins for a year
📓 Bonus content on getting rid of our "perfection" mindset and focusing on our mindset supporting our journey, right now, as we are!
Here are the daily themes I’m excited about:
✨ Helpful Happiness Habits,
✨ Morning routine ideas to set yourself up to win the day,
✨ Simple, “foolproof” recipes,
✨ Picture Progress check-ins with a focus on PROGRESS, not perfection,
Does this sound like the support you need? I’m feeling so excited + inspired in planning this challenge, and would love to take care of our bodies and minds together this April!
Our journey away from perfect starts the moment we wake up by building routines that support our mindset the right way.
Step one? Put your phone away from your side.
When we wake up, we are gifted with a brand new day - a new chance to speak kindly to ourselves, a new round of opportunities to take care of ourselves, and new moments to show care to those we love. Waking up and looking at social media can steal all of those new positive moments away from you. So, let’s be proactive and take the comparison game and opinions of others out of our mornings!
Set an intention to stay off social media in your mornings this week. Figure out the best time to give yourself access that allows you to start the day with positive, inspiring action that supports your goals!
Ready for a simple recipe solution? Make this recipe one time at the start of your week and enjoy it for lunches, dinners, or as a snack all week long!
Simple & Satisfying Tuna Salad
5 cans (5-oz. each) chunk light tuna, packed in water, drained
3 cups artichoke hearts, packed in water, drained, chopped
1 cup chopped red bell peppers (approx. 1¼ medium)
40 medium black olives, chopped (approx. 1 cup)
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil or avocado based mayo
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1½ tsp. chopped fresh oregano
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
4 large Boston (or Bibb) lettuce leaves
Combine tuna, artichoke hearts, bell peppers, olives, mayonnaise, lemon juice, oregano, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Place a leaf of lettuce on each of four serving plates; top evenly with tuna salad. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Container Equivalents: 1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Orange, 1 tsp.
2B Mindset Plate It! Add an FFC for a full plate lunch.
Tuna salad possibilities are endless! I would use chopped cherry tomatoes instead of bell peppers! How could you make this recipe your own?
Of all the changes we are introducing this month, my personal favorite is our new name.
We are now BODi! We have dropped the "beach" from our names to help everyone understand that it's not about how we look...it's about how we FEEL physically AND mentally!
BODi is the platform that delivers FITNESS, NUTRITION AND MINDSET support in one "Health Esteem" destination. Health Esteem: Accepting and embracing the person you are today and championing who you wish to become.
From cardio, cycling, and strength to yoga, Pilates, and mobility, there’s a workout for every fitness level. BODi includes 4 new BODi Blocks of fresh content every month, 100+ fitness programs, and thousands of live and on-demand workouts led by Super Trainers and experts in their categories.
Make your health goals happen with nutrition you can count on. Choose from one of our easy-to-follow healthy eating plans, 2B Mindset Basics or Portion Fix Basics, to help you reach your goals without sacrificing the delicious foods you love.
MINDSET: Inspiring Personal Development Tools and Motivational Videos
When you begin by celebrating who you are today, your health and wellness experience changes for the better. Stay motivated and get inspired with Mindset master classes and weekly video content from positive psychology experts, and community support to cheer you on as you create your best possible future. This content will be available for both BOD and BODi members.
Since the launch of BODi we have seen that having popular music – great playlists put together personally by our trainers to bring the workout to life, and special events created around that content has been incredibly compelling to keep people engaged.
Best part is we are still the amazing community you have always loved! We are just understanding more and giving you more about what health really looks like!
Do you need more Mindset Magic? The goal of my monthly challenges is to help you feel supported inside and out. Starting with workout support and tracking routines that serve us is the first step, but helping you feel more confident, comfortable, and STRONG in your own skin comes from a place much bigger than a daily workout. In our March Challenge, we will make our MINDSET our priority. Why? Because your mind controls so much, it’s important to have it in check. Also, when your mindset is in check, you will really notice the MAGIC happening every day in your life. I’ll be encouraging you to focus on the small shifts you can make in your life that will have a huge overall impact on your physical + mental health 🙌
Each day, I will check in with a new tip, resource, or check-in theme! Here are some topics I’m excited about…
✨ We’re kicking off each week with a makeover tip for your Monday,
✨ Tuesdays are for transforming your meals into cleaner, simpler options,
✨ Each Wednesday, we will work our MAGIC into our daily movement,
✨ And, on Sundays, we’ll take a mindful mindset moment to reflect on the week!
Does this sound like the support you need? I’m feeling so excited + inspired in planning this challenge, and would love to take on March together!
If you’ve made the decision that you can’t get better at something, that you are the way you are, and that there’s nothing you can do to shift your current state… you are living in a fixed mindset. This mindset hinders our ability to change and enjoy the journey to improvement. And, often, in the world of health + fitness, this mindset is super common.
So, I wanted to dig a little deeper into the growth mindset; how to challenge ourselves, become more hopeful and ultimately see (and get excited about) change in our lives. Mindset is going to be the main topic behind my March challenge group coming up in just a few days, so I wanted to share a sneak peek of some of the value you’ll get when you jump into Mindset Magic with us!
Listen to this episode from The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos on Growth Mindset! I’d love to hear from you about your takeaway and what you think about Dr. Santos’ ideas.
Today we are transforming your favorite brownie recipe and upgrading it with a boost of healthy fat - meet Avocado Brownies! These brownies are ultra-rich and chocolatey which we love, but that extra punch of healthy fat will give you clean energy and a brain boost that no one will ever guess you got from brownies.😉
nonstick cooking spray
1 medium ripe avocado, mashed
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
1 large egg, lightly beaten
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp sea salt
¼ cup gluten-free flour
⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly coat with spray and set aside.
2. Combine avocado, oil, egg, maple syrup, and extract in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
3. Combine the cocoa powder, salt, and flour in a medium bowl; mix well.
4. Add the cocoa powder mixture to the avocado mixture; mix well. Add chocolate chips; mix until blended.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to make even. Bake for 33 to 36 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6. Cool for an hour before removing from the pan. Cut into sixteen squares.
This recipe makes 16 servings.
Portion Fix Containers: 1 Yellow, 1 tsp.
2B Mindset Plate It: Enjoy this as an occasional treat. Be sure to track it!
Do you have another dessert ingredient swap you make to support cleaner eating? I’d love to have your recipe and give it a try!
There are new ways to add our BODi live workout access to your BOD this month! If you saw my post about BODi Blocks and decided it wasn’t for you, I want to send a quick reminder that it’s an amazing add-on with new content getting added every day!
And next month? We will get a brand NEW SUPER Block from trainer Lacee Green with new, specific workouts to follow her BODi Block calendar.
➡️ Currently paying for monthly BODI? Upgrade to yearly access + save!
➡️ In your first 30 day, money back guarantee with BODi? Cancel, upgrade + save!
➡️ Close to your yearly or quarterly BOD upgrading? Cancel, upgrade + save while getting so much MORE to add to your fitness routine right now!
If you’re interested in BODi, but not ready to commit financially, there is a free 14-day BODi trial I can send your way to finish out February with! Thinking maybe? Let’s chat!
Do you want to make more time for yourself? Do you want your health to be a priority, but aren’t sure where to start?
It’s time to RISE and GRIND!
This February challenge starts February 1st and will share resources and lessons on prioritizing our health, fueling our bodies, and sharing the positive rewards of this new routine with others. Over the 4 week challenge, we will check in daily with our workout, log our superfood supplements, and engage with this incredible community to RISE and GRIND, one day at a time!
Here are some daily lessons I’m excited about!
⏰ Rise + Grind - Morning routine tip of the week
🔩 On that Fitness Grind - Tips to choose fitness today and for life
⏰ A Mindful Moment - A mental health moment
🔩 Food is Fuel - Nutrition tips that promote self-love, inside and out
Do you want to start with us? This is one of my favorite challenges of the year - I can’t wait to see the incredible gains we make through 4 weeks together!
So much about taking care of our bodies comes from choices outside of our workout, but having that daily movement as a consistent part of your routine will yield HUGE results in time.
Even if your relationships seem out of whack and your self-care isn’t where you want it to be just yet, pressing play and moving your body will start building a confidence and strength in you that will radiate out to those other areas - I promise!
I’d love to hear what workout program, plan, or trainer you are following this month. If you need support, you know I’m always a message away!
I hope you feel appreciated, valued and so loved everyday, and have a special recipe to help you spread the love to others! Here is a special #eatmoredessert recipe for your February. These Red Velvet Cupcakes are made with all natural ingredients, dyed with all natural beet juice, and DELICIOUS to share with family and friends!
Red Velvet Cupcakes
1 (15-oz.) can beets, drained
1⁄3 cup extra-virgin organic coconut oil
1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 large eggs
½ cup coconut sugar
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
½ cup almond flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder, gluten-free
5 Tbsp. coconut sugar
1 tsp. cornstarch
2 very ripe medium avocados
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line two muffin pans with eighteen muffin papers and lightly coat with spray. Set aside. Place beets, oil, extract, almond milk, lemon juice, eggs, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder in a blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until smooth. With the blender running, add flour, almond flour, and baking powder. Blend until a smooth batter forms. Pour batter evenly into prepared muffin pans, filling each cup approx. ¾ full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Set cupcakes aside to cool while you prepare frosting. Place sugar and cornstarch in a blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until powdered. Add avocados, lemon juice, extract, and cocoa powder; cover. Blend until smooth peaks form. Evenly spread frosting on cool cupcakes.
I am two weeks into our newest program and each workout has been so different. I feel strong and cannot wait to continue these workouts to see my results! Today was Week 3 Day 1 and we are starting to repeat (well build on) workouts from Week 1.
This is an 8-week program. We are alternating between Endurance Weeks and Power Weeks. The fourth and eighth weeks are recover weeks where there are only 3 scheduled workouts and the other days are whatever we feel our bodies need.
I honestly LOVE the recovery weeks!!! I love being able to do whatever I want depending on how I am feeling. Want to take a complete rest day?! Go ahead! Want to do a stretch workout?! Go ahead! Want to ride the bike?! Go ahead...you get the picture, but in reality the possibilities are endless.
This format (work hard for three weeks, and recover on the fourth week) is how all of our workouts are going to be formatted moving forward. I am so unbelievably excited!
So...basically, I am moving on from physical results and I am focusing on FEELING results!
Just a wife, mom and teacher sharing her fitness journey with the world!