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Made to Crave – FOOD FREEDOM Group

CRAVE, BINGE, GAIN, STRESS, CRAVE,… What’s really going on here?
Do you ever step on the scale and beat yourself up?
Do you ever feel guilty about food choices?
Do you ever stress about the food that will be at an outing and if you can trust yourself to stay away?
Do you ever think you must be missing something or something must be wrong with you because you can’t lose weight?
Do you maybe even have health problems but still can’t say no to food?
Do you see food more as comfort or stress reliever?
Do you exercise to lose weight, or to be healthy?

Comment below YES if any of these sound familiar to you!

So… what gives? We are putting all the pieces together! craving+emotions+solutions!

As an online virtual health and fitness coach, emotional eater overcomer, fitness instructor, ministry-hearted mom who’s just living faith first and always inspired more by the other women I have the honor to serve and mentor, I am opening the doors to my next online accountability early for those who want to reserve one of the 5 exclusive spots for one on one coaching and group support.

I am looking for women who:

  • Are willing to take 30 minutes a day to push play at home with a fitness program we select together.
  • Will purchase Lysa Teurkeurst’s Made to Crave and participate in a weekly online book club. *early enrollment participants will receive their copy for FREE if enrolled by April 4th.
  • Will follow a simple meal plan filled with family friendly and healthy summer treats.
  • Will replace one meal or snack with nutrient dense Shakeology.
  • Want to kick some of the bad habits such as- negative self talk to the curb.
  • Want to FEEL CONFIDENT in their skin.
  • Are interested in a POSITIVE TALK Environment to deal with cravings for real.
  • Can dedicate 4 weeks to checking in with the virtual accountability group, and 10 minutes a day reading the life changing book, Made to Crave by Lysa Teurkerst

The group opens for early enrollment this week. Please complete the application to learn more.

Registration deadline for March group has ended, but my April Group is now open.
Space will be limited.

Register with purchase by April 14 to enter for $20 Target Gift Card and free copy of the book!

*If you miss the deadline and would like to be considered for our next group, please complete the application so that I may provide you with upcoming details.

ONLINE life fit accountability

New Program Alert: #MBF Muscle Burns Fat

I am SO excited for the launch of our newest program – #mbf- Muscle Burns Fat! And the most exciting part… it’s really two programs in one – #mbfa (Muscle Burns Fat Advanced) is designed to be completed right after! I cannot wait for 6 full weeks of new workouts!

What is #mbf?

Here’s a little teaser video to get a feel for the program:

Basics:

  • Super Trainer Megan Davies (winner of The 20s and creator of Clean Week)
  • Two 3 week programs designed to be done back to back
  • 25-45 minute workouts
  • Set to music so you can push your pace, find your rhythm, and let the music help drive you to burn maximum calories.
  • 7 days a week: M/W/F- Strength training, T/H- Cardio, Saturday- EMOMs (every minute on the minute), Sunday- Recovery

#mbf is made up  of two 3-week programs—#mbf Muscle Burns Fat and #mbfa Muscle Burns Fat Advanced—designed to be done back-to-back. #mbf is perfect for beginners and will lead you right into #mbfa. Led by Super Trainer Megan Davies, these 25- to 45-minute strength-training and cardio workouts will help you tone, tighten and scorch calories!

Who is Megan Davies?

Super Trainer Megan Davies is the creator of #mbf – Muscle Burns Fat. Megan began her career as a personal trainer in college. She then spent years training clients and expanding her skills, earning certifications from the NSCA and the Fitness Institute International, and opening her own gym. After winning the Beachbody fitness reality show, THE 20s (which you can watch on BOD!), Megan was chosen as the next Beachbody Super Trainer to create her first program, Clean Week. I am so excited for you to get to know her – she is so upbeat and her attitude helps me power through my workouts!

When Can I Start?

Starting now: Customers can purchase, get my prep guide

August 10th: We will Start MBF workouts as my group or you can start on your own

Upon completion of MBF program: #mbfa (next level: muscle burns fat advanced) workouts start or you can complete another round of #mbf and begin #mbfa when you’re ready

What equipment is required?

  • Light, medium and heavy dumbbells
  • BOD Rope – our new weighted indoor jump rope!

What is the nutrition plan like?

All #mbf Challenge and Completion packs include BOTH UPF and 2B Mindset – our AMAZING premium nutrition plans – so we will be able to focus on the nutrition program that works best for you. This combination of nutrition and fitness is amazing!

What support will I have?

My test groups are so much fun and such an amazing way to stick to your plan, answer questions, stay motivated and connect with other people doing the same program! These groups are what have kept me on track – they hold me accountable and keep me motivated!

What packages are there?

For New Customers (click to shop):

For Existing BOD Members (click to shop):

I always recommend the Deluxe packages – especially with a program like this where you will be SORE. Having Recover will help you function the next day and allow you to give your next workout 100%. And Energize will give you the power to really crush your workout.

My favorite add ons:

I am so excited to do this program with you! Make sure that you have filled out this form (click here) to ask for more info about my challenge group experience and get my recommendations. I would love to hear more about you, your goals, what you’re hoping to accomplish with this program or if you’re looking for something a little different.

Don’t forget to sign up for my email alerts here – I will be enrolling everyone this week for our next round together, so we can begin workouts ASAP!

Cannot wait to rock this with you!

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In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Who doesn’t love every chance they can get to eat some good Tacos?! And the smell of ground cumin alone makes me hungry!!

My family pretty consistently has a taco night at least once every 2 weeks even if it’s not on a Tuesday – and last night my hubby totally got daggers from me for not bringing home some Taco Bueno (some of the best)!

ANyway — when we make it ourselves, it’s that much more fun and rewarding to chow down.

Ditch the seasoning packets (they’re usually high in sodium and contain artificial flavors) with this super-easy spice blend. You can even add in additional spices, like cayenne for some heat! 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano

Instructions

Combine chili powder, cumin, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano in a small bowl; mix well! Use in all your favorite taco recipes!

Try it out and tell me how you like it!

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel
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Life Fit Weekly: This week’s Family Dinners, Meal Plan Tip, Faith for Life Fit Talk

Want to know a secret? I am honestly a laughable mess in the kitchen. Seriously, I’m not trying to be humble- it’s true! I really enjoy home cooked meals (not so much the clean up after) , and I know the value of making meals at home vs eating out every night, not just in dollar but in my family’s overall nutrition. Plus, I like to think of meal times at home as a way of getting everyone in the family social with one another! Talking over prepping, giggling over messes, encouraging the kids’ efforts, and celebrating our successful dishes around the table. More times than not, the family working together helps save me from making every single meal a disaster LOL…. My husband is better at baking, my youngest really picks out some great recipes, my son is the resident chopper/dicer, and my oldest… well… she takes after me HAHA. What can I say, I just don’t have a chef’s touch! But I like to prepare meals for my fam anyway! How are you in the kitchen? Share your favorite dish in the comments below!

This week, we cooked up some pretty great dishes so far, and I’m sharing them with you in today’s blog post.

P.S> you can still get a free muscle burns fat sample workout on me! Visit my sneak peek info group on facebook here


My Family’s Dinner Plans this Week

Every week, I share my family’s dinner plan and a meal planning tip. Here’s this week’s! We chose some from our BOD library, and some from our fit club weekly meal plan (which I put together for my clients each week to coincide with their nutrition plan & fitness program).

Pssst…. Side note before you read this. Are you in my monthly Fit Club already?? If yes, go grab this week’s FULL meal plan uploaded for you in the group’s files. If no, check it out – you get access to our FULL meal plans every week for the entire year when you join. Every meal plan includes customizable recipes and a complimentary grocery list!

Keep reading for this week’s meal planning tips below!


My Meal Planning Tip of the Week

This week’s tip is about remembering your favorites! When planning meals for your family, especially if you have a few picky eaters, it can be super helpful to keep new-found as well as all-time favorites in rotation. Any time my hubby tastes something we cooked for dinner and says something like “oh wow – this is really good” with his eyebrows raised up in pleasant surprise… I’m saving that puppy!! And when BOTH hubs and kids all are looking to make sure there are still leftovers the next day? Oh that’s also a sign in my book!

This week I rotated back in a combination of a new family favorite from last month’s meal plan. We’ve made a honey and chicken pineapple skewer recipe a few times before and really enjoyed it, but we usually make it with red onion and bell peppers and a rosemary thyme marinade. When we tried the skewers with jamaican jerk seasoning – holy taste buds, batman! We LIKED! So, this week I revisited this dish with a couple of swaps to keep it fun –

  • We used the Jamaican Jerk seasoning blend again on pork instead of chicken
  • We used Mango instead of Pineapple (this was sooo yummy to me)!
  • We skipped the onion and just did bell peppers (red, yellow, orange).
  • We served the skewers with buttered brown rice which complimented the sweet mango and seasoning of the pork so so nicely!

Where can you do the same this week for your family?
If you’re wondering where I get all my nutrition advice, recipes, and know-how from, go check out my top 2 nutrition programs I recommend to my clients here and here, or just get the best of both nutrition AND fitness solutions for each of these programs along with my free coaching when you sign up here or here.


Faith for Life Fit Talk

We can start off strong JUST focusing on workouts and food… but when real life hits, we get thrown hard , realize we’ve not built up the INNER muscle for less than perfect times and circumstances. Which – HELLO – that’s LIFE. So when we’re trying to “make it a LIFE-STYLE” what do we do to stick it out thru the roughness, the inconvenience, and make our new desired habits stay for a LIFE-TIME no matter what’s going on around us ? Keep Reading


Muscle Burns Fat Fitness & Nutrition Program Enrollment now open for new & existing customers!

Stop saying that your “real life” will start when you’ve lost 20 or 100 pounds, when you fit back into those summer shorts or a size 2, or when you finally reach those far away goals.

Life is happening right now. You don’t need perfect abs to start living it.

If you’re ready to work on your wellness while actually still enjoying your life, my next virtual fit club starts soon. Whatever your goals, I’ll help you find balance, joy, and the healthiest you. No making yourself miserable this summer in the quest to be skinny, ok? We’re going to be fit for life.

Want more info? Comment below and I’ll send you all the details!

🥰so… I have a little news that I’ve been waiting on to FINALLY share. 🥰.

I have an exciting muscle burns fat fitness & nutrition program I’ve been testing and it’s awesome!!! AND NOW… It’s available to YOU!!!!.. Cool, right?
Would you be interested in hearing more about it ? Email me coachangelb@gmail.com Subject: MBF group

Quick info about the full program:

🔥The FULL program is being released EARLY on July 7th TUESDAY for my test group participants!! All others must wait til winter 2020.
🔥 My clients receive a nutritional support program OF THEIR choice
🔥 It’s an at home program that can be done in 25-30 minutes a day.
🔥 It includes over 42 workouts filmed in real time so there’s no getting bored.
🔥 A tracker app for accountability
🔥 Daily coaching from me

Y’all know I love these programs, combined with the community support and nutrition plans that give me amazing results and have helped me make fit a lifestyle, but if you follow me or know my HEART…

You also know I have always taught that health comes from the inside out – which means inside my fit club groups we work on more than just squats and crunches. We work on-

✨ building and maintaining health habits
✨ Rewriting our internal dialogue and learning to see ourselves through God’s eyes.
✨ How we FEEL is greater indicator to our progress than how much we weigh
✨ Faith infused motivation and mindset tips to create confidence, cut through the chaos and confusion of breaking habits that hold us back

If you want to learn more about my group and this upcoming fat burn & metabolism building workout & nutrition program test group..: fill out the interest form below and you will receive a message from me on how to get registered.

**everyone who tests out the workout program & provides feedback for our test group will be entered for a chance to win prizes!

**FILL OUT THIS INTEREST FORM BELOW 🔥 and I will get you the details within 24 hours.

fill in the interest form here and I’ll send you all the details!


Free Virtual Workout Classes

Excited to rock another week with you, Life Fit Collective!! 🧘🏻‍♀️ ☀️ 🌴 Here are our free Virtual Classes offered this week…check out the new ones!! All class times and Zoom IDs are listed weekly inside our Facebook group here.


“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Ready to start working with me on your health and fitness? Let’s do this! Apply HERE to join my private fit club and tell me about your goals so I can help you find the perfect fit!

Faith for Life Fit: Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Gal 5:22-23.

❤️…A verse I love that I keep coming back to. It’s said often in health and fitness circles that the hard part isn’t getting your body in shape, The hard part is getting your mind in shape, and I can see some truth in that.
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We can start off strong JUST focusing on workouts and food… but when real life hits, we get thrown hard , realize we’ve not built up the INNER muscle for less than perfect times and circumstances. Which – HELLO – that’s LIFE. So when we’re trying to “make it a LIFE-STYLE” what do we do to stick it out thru the roughness, the inconvenience, and make our new desired habits stay for a LIFE-TIME no matter what’s going on around us ?
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What I see this scripture reminding us is that when we are mindful to CARE FOR the Inner parts of life … we will experience an OUTPOURING of results in all the outer parts of life (including disciplining the body and our appetites).
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Go with me here –
The fruit (growth) of the Spirit (inner life).
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LOVE. Loving myself better through my food, sleep, training, self coping choices…
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JOY. Celebrating and appreciating my body, my victories, my struggles for how they make me stronger (not a discouragement and reason to quit)
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PEACE. His peace He gives me. Peace with my uniqueness, my body shape. I could list about 10 more.
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KINDNESS. GOODNESS. GENTLENESS. Not just by how I treat my body by what I put in my mouth for my cells and organs to thrive on… goodness & kindness in how I speak and think of myself. Not punishing my body for what I did or didn’t do/eat.
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SELF CONTROL. FORBEARANCE. FAITHFULNESS. Making it through the tough stuff. Tough times. With patience and discipline. Sticking to my promises to God and myself for this body He says is His temple. No going back .
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When I just try training the body I’m doing it the HARDER WAY! It’s NOT ENOUGH ALONE! So the answer mama- the answer is train and grow them BOTH. Not just the outside. But the Inside at the same time.
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What do you think? I’d love to hear from you!

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Ready to start working with me on your health and fitness? Let’s do this! Apply HERE to join my private fit club and tell me about your goals so I can help you find the perfect fit!

Life Fit Weekly: This week’s Family Dinners, Meal Plan Tip, Faith for Life Fit Talk, Free Virtual Workout Classes, New Muscle Burns Fat Program LAUNCHES TUESDAY!

I don’t know about where you live but over here in Texas there are more people wearing masks in the grocery stores than not and the restaurants are having to take a step back to how many people can be inside at a time 🤷🏻‍♀️ 🤷🏻‍♂️ I’m seeing some new faces in the gym but also I love the familiar friends we are seeing in our online virtual classes and on demand workouts every week! We’re still a long ways away from the new normal we all are waiting for –

But remember that one quote that looked like this:

“I regret that workout!”

-said no one ever

It was so true, right?

Working out would make you feel fit, healthy, happy, and strong! 🙌⚡️🦹‍♂️️

Most gyms are still not open and although mine is I can understand why some mamas are hesitant to step back in… but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting back to that feeling.

There is a new program releasing at the end of the month and it’s ideal for my friends who know you want to get back to a fit lifestyle without stepping into public spaces like the gym.

This new program is all about losing fat and gaining muscle in 3 weeks of intense workouts, and the best thing ever is that your nutrition plan is totally customizable so it fits your lifestyle and isn’t overbearing or complicated.

And my coaching is absolutely complimentary to you, with lifetime access to my groups, connection to my supportive community and fitness & nutrition tracker, a year’s access to our on demand library of workouts, recipes & cooking shows!

It’s going to be exactly what we need to get blasted back into shape (assuming the quarantine brought tempting cookies into your house too 🍪) and quick! With my coaching – we make it sustainable for life so no more yo-yoing back to twenty pounds ago once you lose it. You’ll know how to keep it off for real. More importantly your relationship with food and your body will be changed forever.

Want a free muscle burns fat sample workout to get back in the swing of things? Visit my sneak peek info group on facebook here


My Family’s Dinner Plans this Week

Every week, I share my family’s dinner plan and a meal planning tip. Here’s this week’s! We chose some from our BOD library, and some from our weekly fit club full meal plan (which I put together for my clients each week to coincide with their nutrition plan & fitness program).

Pssst…. Side note before you read this. Are you in my July Fit Club BODgroup already?? You get access to our FULL meal plan every week! Go grab this week’s grocery list, recipes, and meal plan in the group files!

Keep reading for this week’s meal planning tips below!


My Meal Planning Tip of the Week

This week’s tip is about those certain recipes that ask for a special ingredient that you may not have, like a seasoning or an herb that you don’t normally keep on hand. Too many special ingredients can mess with your budget. How much does that ingredient cost? Can you save the remaining portions for a future meal and use it before it goes bad? Can you substitute the ingredient with one you already have or possibly leave it out and it not really alter the dish?  Experimenting with your recipes and trying new flavors can be fun and keep things interesting, but try to limit it to just one meal each week or even every other week.

This week we made some adjustmentsf or our Chicken Curry & Tilapia recipes –

  • Dried dill instead of fresh, so the dill can be used in the future without extra fresh dill sitting in the fridge going bad
  • We skipped some special seasoning for our curry recipe and just used a regular curry seasoning blend we already had in the cabinet.

Where can you do the same this week for your family?
If you’re wondering where I get all my nutrition advice, recipes, and know-how from, go check out my top 2 nutrition programs I recommend to my clients here and here, or just get the best of both nutrition AND fitness solutions for each of these programs along with my free coaching when you sign up here or here.


Faith for Life Fit Talk

Tuesdays are always crazy full for me- the storm last night woke me up about ten minutes before my usual 5am alarm, I tip toed in the dark , put on my workout clothes, committed my body to leg day, checked in with my online fit club clients, shared a recipe to my community, organized some files for my team, then rolled right into teaching my favorite classes to some amazing people.
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I love my life and what I do, but I can give so much of my time & energy away for just a little too long before taking a beat, and so I find myself needing to be mindful I don’t let burnout creep up on me and suck the joy out. (Anyone else?)
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So, I’m gonna share 3 Go-To’s when I start feeling it all weigh down on me and I just need to reconnect to Jesus and His vision for my life to get some peace:
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💛Prayer journaling – I’m my prayer journal there are 4 boxes to fill in each day – I write down what I’m thankful for, choose a scripture to study and write it out to make it an affirmation I speak over myself, I write down what’s most troubling me, and I ask for wisdom and courage to do what’s revealed to me in prayer time, (have you ever tried prayer journaling before??).
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💛 I take a mental time out to day dream. True story! Just a few minutes to invest my imagination into God’s exciting promises and His vision for my life and my sense of purpose is stirred back up within me! I’m suddenly ready to conquer the world again and know that all things work out to my good even when I don’t understand how or why.
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💛I sweat it out with some heavy weights or kickboxing cardio or my soulmate stress relieving workout (seriously! Moving our bodies is SO underrated and under appreciated !) I know His best for me is His HEALTH for me!
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Got any go-to’s yourself? Give me your secrets ✨👇


Muscle Burns Fat #mbf VIP ONLY TEST GROUP

Quarantine: 0

My biceps: 2 🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️

Omggggg people have been talking about “The Quarantine 15” but NOT IN THIS HOUSE!!!!!!!

I swear I’m emerging my best self!!! (But just maybe with a serious need for a date night free of kiddos…) 🤪

What workout program is kicking your tush right now?!?!

🥰so… I have a little news that I’ve been waiting on to FINALLY share. 🥰.

I have an exciting muscle burns fat test group for a brand new workout program that is being released.. and I tried out the free sample workout with some friends today… Cool, right?
Would you be interested in testing it out with me?

Quick info about the full program:

🔥The FULL program is being released EARLY on July 7th TUESDAY for my test group participants!! All others must wait til winter 2020.
🔥 My clients receive a nutritional support program OF THEIR choice
🔥 It’s an at home program that can be done in 25-30 minutes a day.
🔥 It includes over 42 workouts filmed in real time so there’s no getting bored.
🔥 A tracker app for accountability
🔥 Daily coaching from me

Y’all know I love these programs, combined with the community support and nutrition plans that give me amazing results and have helped me make fit a lifestyle, but if you follow me or know my HEART…

You also know I have always taught that health comes from the inside out – which means inside my fit club groups we work on more than just squats and crunches. We work on-

✨ building and maintaining health habits
✨ Rewriting our internal dialogue and learning to see ourselves through God’s eyes.
✨ How we FEEL is greater indicator to our progress than how much we weigh
✨ Faith infused motivation and mindset tips to create confidence, cut through the chaos and confusion of breaking habits that hold us back

If you want to learn more about my group and this upcoming fat burn & metabolism building workout & nutrition program test group..: fill out the interest form below and you will receive a message from me on how to get registered.

**everyone who tests out the workout program & provides feedback for our test group will be entered for a chance to win prizes!

**FILL OUT THIS INTEREST FORM BELOW 🔥 and I will get you the details within 24 hours.

fill in the interest form here and I’ll send you all the details!


Free Virtual Workout Classes

Excited to rock another week with you, Life Fit Collective!! 🧘🏻‍♀️ ☀️ 🌴 Here are our Virtual Classes offered this week…check out the new ones!! All classes CST; Zoom IDs listed inside our Facebook group here.

MONDAY

10:00a – Barre HIIT Fusion – Angel

6:30p – PIYO – Kathy

TUESDAY

11:00a – PiYo – Kathy

WEDNESDAY

11:00a – P90X / CoreDeForce Mashup – Angel

5:30p- HIIT – Caroline

6:30p – PIYO Flow/Core (30min) – Kathy

THURSDAY

9:45a – Barre (TFF)- Angel

6:00p – P90X – Angel

FRIDAY

9:45a Turbo Kick (TFF) – Caroline

11:00a – Transform – Kathy

SATURDAY

10:00a – Turbo Kick – Caroline

11:00a – PIYO – Kathy

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“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Ready to start working with me on your health and fitness? Let’s do this! Apply HERE to join my private fit club and tell me about your goals so I can help you find the perfect fit!

Summer Tomato Salad & Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing (Recipes)

Let’s talk tomatoes. Did you know that a single tomato can provide about 40% of your daily vitamin C requirement?! It also contains abundant vitamin A and potassium, as well as iron. They’re a seriously good source of vitamins and minerals.

Plus, tomatoes keep the digestive system healthy by preventing both constipation and diarrhea. They also prevent jaundice and effectively remove toxins from the body.

Basically, don’t miss diving into one of summer’s most luscious bounties: the tomato. Most of the year, the tomato is pale, flavorless, mushy … or worse, like a rock. Nobody wants to bite into a pale, tasteless rock.

But in summer?! They’re vibrant in color and bursting with flavor!

Check out this delish Summer Tomato Salad; if you can’t find daikon radish in your grocery store, swap in regular radish or watermelon radish.

Fix Container Count: 1 green, 1 orange

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups sliced Roma tomatoes (approx. 6 medium tomatoes) 
  • 1 cup green onions (scallions), sliced thin 
  • 1 cup daikon (or other radish), julienned (cut into matchstick-sized pieces) 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned (cut into matchstick-sized pieces) 
  • 6 Tbsp. Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette (recipe below!)

Instructions

  1. Combine tomatoes, green onions, daikon, and bell pepper in a medium bowl; toss gently to blend.
  2. Drizzle with Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette; toss gently to blend. Enjoy!

Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette recipe

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) 
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper 
  • 1½ tsp. raspberry preserves 
  • 1 Tbsp. reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; whisk until emulsified.

Do you have a tasty summer salad recipe? #SharingIsCaring

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Life Fit News: This week’s Family Dinners, Meal Plan Tip, Faith for Life Fit Talk, Free Virtual Workout Classes, New Muscle Burns Fat Program Coming Soon

I just love this quote from Winston Churchill about trying new things… “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” 

It’s crazy to think of how different life is (and might be forever) after this global health crisis.. We’ve all been forced into completely new reality.  I think an inspiring side of people in our world is their ability to adapt in tough times and change… so why don’t we apply that logic to our life fit journey and how well we love ourselves??

There are SO many fitness & nutrition programs available for different needs.  It’s all about learning to pivot when something just isn’t clicking. 

A new workout style… new recipe or combo… you never know when you’ll strike gold and find something you LOVE! 

What’s something new you’ve tried recently that you’re digging??? (P.S. I’ve got a new muscle burns fat workout & nutrition plan coming soon – if ya want the details, join my info facebook group here)!


My Family’s Dinner Plans this Week


My Meal Planning Tip of the Week

This week’s tip is to make it easier on yourself and save a little extra prep time with pre-prepped fruits, proteins, and veggies that are just as good as buying them fresh.  Most grocery stores offer pre-chopped veggies like zucchini and squash noodles, cauliflower rice, peeled and diced fruit, pre-washed salad greens, and precooked proteins like shrimp, beef kabobs, and chicken sausage. 

This week you can see where I plan on putting the pre-prepped foods into my meals –

  • frozen “riced” cauliflower in the shrimp & cauliflower grits recipe (and yes I also bought quick cooking grits for the kids who won’t eat cauliflower rice)
  • pre-washed & ready to eat lettuce wraps for sliders & tacos, and spring mix for salads
  • pre-prepped frozen sweet potato fries for bbq chicken sliders 
  • pre-cooked frozen shrimp for shrimp & cauliflower grits (all I have to do is thaw and de-tail if I prefer, then toss for a few minutes with cajun seasoning in the skillet)

Where can you do the same this week for your family?
If you’re wondering where I get all my nutrition advice, recipes, and know-how from, go check out my top 2 nutrition programs I recommend to my clients here and here, or just get the best of both nutrition AND fitness solutions for each of these programs along with my free coaching when you sign up here or here.


Faith for Life Fit

Whether you’re new to pursuing health & fitness or not, we’re engaged in a very real fight against a very real opponent… an enemy who would like nothing more than to snuff out any trace of us EVER being in the race to get healthy & fit.
This enemy knows that with God’s Spirit inside of you he can’t fully take you out on his own, so instead, he attempts to get YOU to agree to disengage. He wants to wear you down so you will lose heart and give up the fight – give in under the oppressive heated conditions that he’s introduced tp your life. These “heat sources” may seem like “the thing” you need to fight… but they’re not. Eph 6:12 reminds us our fight is a spiritual one. It’s the spirit that effects the physical.
When we recognize the emergent importance of the fact that our heatwave is spiritual with physical consequences… this is often THE mindset shift necessary for us to not just “survive” or “cope” with the conditions of our heatwave… but to push THROUGH and OVERCOME with much diligence & persistence that even our enemy can’t defy.

Add to your faith DILIGENCE and it will keep you ENGAGED in the fight instead of succombing to the pressure and taking it lying down.

I know this sounds serious for a Monday… but let’s get real for a minute. This transformation of health is not pretty every day. We each will go through seasons of life or particularly tough days where it feels like a struggling fight … but we stay engaged in the fight through diligence because what victory means to us is far more and above anything skinny jeans and abs have to offer. What you strive to reach in the other side of your particular heatwave is often tied to something bigger/more meaningful that you hold dear… it is tied to your hopes and dreams for your life, your family, and sometimes even your sense of personal accomplishment & fulfillment.


Fit for Life Summer Bootcamp

We’re getting ready to kick things off in my newest support + accountability virtual fit club and I am so excited for everything we have planned… I’m talking a 30 day podcast challenge, weekly meal plans, bonus recipe PDFs (for everything from summer coffees to summer mocktails), and so much more!

Even better – we are announcing the launch of our newest program- #mbf- Muscle Burns Fat! And the most exciting part… it’s really two programs in one – #mbfa (Muscle Burns Fat Advanced) is designed to be completed right after. I am so ready for 6 full weeks of new workouts for summer 😉 . You can find all the info totally free and get a sample workout with me here (make sure to say Angel invited you)!

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to totally abandon your health + fitness goals. And loving your body doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the gym and only eat chicken and broccoli. My secret to a loving your body? A little dose of faith for my fitness each week inside my fit club app group experience 😉.

But if you’d love to be the happiest + healthiest version of you this summer, without sacrificing fun and your favorite summer treats, we should chat!

Email coachangelb@gmail.com with Subject Re: “Fit For Life Summer Bootcamp” OR fill in the interest form here and I’ll send you all the details!


Free Virtual Workout Classes

Ready to rock another week with you, Life Fit Collective!! 🧘🏻‍♀️ ☀️ 🌴 Here are our Virtual Classes offered this week!! All classes CST; Zoom IDs listed int he facebook group here.

TUESDAY

6:30a – PIYO Flow/Strength – Angel

11am – PiYo – Kathy

WEDNESDAY

11a – P90X / TRANSFORM Mashup Class – Caroline & Kathy

5:30p- HIIT – Caroline

6:30p – PIYO Flow/Core (30min) – Kathy

THURSDAY

9:45a – Barre (TFF)- Angel

6:15p – P90X – Angel

FRIDAY

6:30a PIYO Flow/Core – Angel

9:45a Turbo Kick (TFF) – Caroline

11a – Transform – Kathy

SATURDAY

10a – Turbo Kick – Caroline

11a – PIYO – Kathy


“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Ready to start working with me on your health and fitness? Let’s do this! Apply HERE to join my private fit club and tell me about your goals so I can help you find the perfect fit!

This week’s family dinners, meal planning tip, faith for life fit thoughts // virtual studio classes (June Week 3)

MY FAMILY’S DINNER PLANS

This week, we’re taking a meal that didn’t get done last week and reinventing it with the ingredients we still have on hand. We ALSO let the youngest of the bunch pick the recipes for the week! *fun* LOL Okay seriously – she did good.

Instead of going with my fit club’s meal plan, she wanted to pick her own – so – we let her! I pulled up our on demand library of recipes and let her go to town. She enjoyed how it felt like watching a cooking show (and that the personal trainer and chef exhanged brother & sister banter she can relate to 😉 LOL ). We sat on the couch together and scrolled through the dinner recipes, plus a few sides and salad ideas. I was impressed she decided to try a new salad this week !

Here’s the plan she came up with (below). I’m particularly excited about the fact that several of her picks this week are southern comfort food and that one meal requires no cooking at all!

Which one would you like to see us go LIVE and prep together on social media this week?

Which one would you like to see us go LIVE and prep together on social media this week? I’d love to hear from you! Comment below or message me on social.

MEAL PLANNING TIP OF THE WEEK:
PLAN ON A LAZY SUPPER NIGHT

This week’s tip is one I do EVERY time — I PLAN on having a “lazy” night or “easy” dinner idea “just in case”.

No body seriously WANTS to cook 7 days a week, am I right? And despite the times we live in right now where people are spending way more time at home, it’s still busy and everyone has at least one night a week they need a brain break, minimal kitchen clean up, and an early bedtime or netflix and chill!! So, instead of being over zealous and planning on standing over the stove every night this week, PLAN on having a night or two (or even three) where you have leftovers or a no cook dish to keep things simple, casual, dressed-down.

For this week, it’s the Overstuffed Turkey Club! Besides the bacon needing to be cooked (which can be done a day or two beforehand and repurposed for a breakfast dish, too), it’s a totally no=cook meal and allows for a simple side like my favorite veggie chips and a spring mix green salad.

If you’re wondering where I get all my nutrition advice, recipes, and know-how from, go check out my top 2 nutrition programs I recommend to my clients here and here, or just get the best of both nutrition AND fitness solutions for each of these programs along with my free coaching when you sign up here or here.

VIRTUAL LIFE FIT STUDIOS CLASSES

Are you in my free life fit collective facebook community? We’ve been teaching free virtual group fitness classes since #coronacation and we’re still going strong! Here’s our class schedule this week. Don’t forget to request to join the facebook group to get the links for all classes!

MONDAY
11a – P90X Total Body – Angel
6:15p – PIYO – Kathy

TUESDAY
6:30a – PIYO Flow/Strength – Angel
11am – PiYo – Kathy

WEDNESDAY
11a – P90X & Transform Mashup- Angel & Kathy
5:30p- HIIT – Caroline
6:30p – PIYO Flow/Core (30min) – Kathy

THURSDAY
9:45a – Barre (TFF)- Angel
6:15p – P90X & CoreDeForce Mashup – Angel

FRIDAY
6:30a PIYO Flow/Core – Angel
11a – Transform – Kathy
9:45a Turbo Kick (TFF) – Caroline

SATURDAY
10a – Turbo Kick – Caroline
11a – PIYO – Kathy

FAITH FOR FITNESS THOUGHTS:
NO MORE DIALOGUE OF DEFEAT

Today, instead of allowing all that frustration and disappointment and hopelessness you’ve been feeling firing up under the surface to stay buried deep down 😤😫😕— I want you to change the channel in your brain and reflect on what would make you really proud of yourself if you did it for yourself today and every other day this month ?
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☀️ ❤️…..is it sticking to your eating plan? Dusting off a workout calendar? Calling up a friend? Sharing a dream with your husband? Forgiving a friend? Setting healthy boundaries? Starting something new? 🤷🏻‍♀️
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You see – eventually… what we allow to fester eventually shows up in not so healthy ways. For some (like me), it’s eating all the things and numbing out in front of a screen. For some, it’s binge shopping, negative self talk or self sabotage, excessive cardio or isolating from everything that could possibly be a solution and everyone who would challenge them out of their situation and misery,,,, welll?!?!
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We get to choose how we talk to ourselves and what we will believe about our way out of the struggle! We have to participate with the divine narrative instead of giving in to the dialogue of defeat.
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God didn’t create you to live on no lower level of believing and seeing yourself- I believe He tells us to keep our thoughts on things higher because He made us for all those higher level things.
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Sister- you’re made for so much more than to live in perpetual unkindness to yourself. Turn the light on your thought life and see what gets exposed about how you’ve been living out of those dark thoughts. Then get to work.
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“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Ready to start working with me on your health and fitness? Let’s do this! Apply HERE to join my private fit club and tell me about your goals so I can help you find the perfect fit!

Announcing my June Summer Strong Squad – Plus! Taste these Berry Protein Pops, download my June Family Fun Calendar & Summer Bucket List

Can you believe another month has come and gone, *|FNAME|*?

June always feels like the real start of summer and we’re ready for fun tropical beverages, campfires with smores, and days in the sunshine with summer fruit and our families.

What is your favorite part of summer?

It’s often easier for us to fall off track with our nutrition and workouts in the summer, too – but that’s why we love our support and accountability groups so much! This group will help keep you accountable to reaching your goals, we’re giving you tasty meal plans, plus the workouts are fun AND we can do them from anywhere!

We thank our May fit club sisters for staying committed to all month long, and we invite you to continue on as part of our SUMMER STRONG SQUAD! If you or your friends haven’t yet joined us, and you also believe you would love to be encouraged in your health and wellness journey with us, you’re invited to join in!  

Do you need a squad to support you in staying strong this summer?

Email me coachangelb@gmail.com with Subject:  SUMMER STRONG SQUAD and I’ll send you all the details!

Berry Protein Pops

We’re sharing some really tasty summer popsicle recipes in our June support + accountability group – so I wanted to share one with you, too! These Berry Protein Pops are a delicious treat that won’t throw you off your meal plan!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen cherries
  • 1 scoop strawberry protein powder (I use Shakeology!)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture evenly into 4 ice pop molds and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until set.

If you try these out, be sure to share them on your IG stories and tag me! My IG is: @angelballance


Are you making plans for summer? While 2020 will definitely be one for the books, I’m ready to make this the best summer ever.

There’s just something about June that makes me want to have adventures and try new things; so, I figured a summer bucket list was the way to go! What’s on your summer bucket list? I’d love it if you’d reply and let me know! Feel free to steal mine too!

And if finishing a workout program is on your list, you know where to find me!


In Sweat & Faith,
Angel

Strawberry Mint Popsicles

Most popsicles are made primarily of sugar, sugar, and then a little bit more sugar for good measure… but not these! These are the perfect poolside treat … they actually taste GOOD and they’re good for you. What could be better?! 

For the smoothest strawberry popsicles, you’ll want to blend all the ingredients on high speed until liquified. But if you do want a bit of texture, reserve some of the strawberries, adding them only at the end. Pulse the blender a few times to roughly chop them, before pouring the mixture into molds. 

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh (or frozen) strawberries
  • 2 scoops Strawberry Shakeology (whey or vegan)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Divide evenly into four popsicle molds; freeze for at least 4 hours or until set.

Don’t have Shakeology? Grab yours here!  

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