A Gratitude Heart-Check

No matter where you lead me, Lord, may my response always be, “Not my will, but may YOUR will be accomplished in all I do.”

Mamas… we are realizing that focusing on what we do not have only causes us to perpetuate never having it. When we consistently voice our complaints body, our appetite, or time and enthusiasm to workout, our unsupportive spouse, etc… we are indeed creating an environment to receive more of exactly what we spend our days complaining about.

But when we choose gratitude and #speakup to thank God for His promise of health and healing…of provision for our fitness goals in every way… it is amazing but truly that one small change in what we say, coupled with what we believe on our hearts, that is what crosses our level of living from just wishing over to fully walking into our dreams realized.

His Word (James 3:4, Proverbs 23:7, Mark 11:23) reminds us we are what we think in our hearts and what we say we shall have. So.. hmmm… What we are thinking about and speaking about, we continue to bring about…is that how that goes?

So… If I dwell on LACK of motivation, never having ENOUGH time to start, always MISSING opportunities, never finishing, and always losing interest… then that is exactly what will come to me over and over again. I attract more of what I say and believe.

So can I encourage you to join me in a gratitude heart check this week? When we use our words to express gratitude to God for what He has already provided in the spirit, we have just opened a door no man can shut.

Let’s open some doors in our fit walk this week, mamas!! Come sweat with me…

What workout did you do today?

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Newsy Stuff Update about 9 Week Control Freak

9 Week Control Freak has been an incredible program to start 2021 with and I know that so many of you wanted to jump in as well but didn’t have a door… or the space… or the ability to install the Control Track. Well, we heard you! We are launching 9 Week Control Freak: Off the Wall on February 7th!

Wait, what does that mean? Let’s break it down!

📣 The full 9 Week Control Freak program with all of the equipment is still the recommended way to jump into this program – the Control Track is a game changer and this program was designed to be completed with these elements. That’s how you get the best results 🙌 But for those of you that cannot use the equipment and still want to experience the program, Off the Wall is for you!

📣 We will be releasing 15 brand new 9 Week Control Freak workouts that only use weights.

📣 If you have purchased 9 Week Control Freak already, these 15 workouts will be included for you for free! They are amazing for when you are traveling or just extra workouts to switch it up.

📣There are 5 workouts for each phase, and those will be repeated for 3 weeks each, giving you a 9 Week Calendar.

📣 Workouts will be available on Beachbody on Demand starting February 7th with Phase 1 workout 1.

📣 equipment packages will be available for $160 for those of you that do NOT have BOD and $130 if you do. And they will still include the brag board!

Questions? Ready to jump in? Email me coachangelb@gmail.com Subject line: OFF THE WALL and I will get you all the details!

Talk soon!

Angel

Attend My Local & Virtual Fitness Classes this Week

This week is gonna be so much fun! (Ok, admittedly, it’s ALREADY so much fun, because I’m posting this on Wednesday morning and Monday/Tuesday has already happened – forgive me! LOL But I wanted you to know allllll the opportunities you usually get every week to workout with me!

Speaking of Tuesday… did you see my tips posted yesterday to my facebook & instagram ? First, I shared a step by step run down of how I do meal planning here and then I shared a FITNESS HACK for getting a better calorie burn with weight lifting here – so you can work smarter no LONGER!

Virtual Classes

All classes listed below are streamed LIVE in my virtual studio and recorded for members. Sign up at LifeFitStudios.com DM me for a free guest pass or try it for just $7/week or $20/month and cancel anytime.

Monday 10am CST – SOULSCULPT & METKON RX CARDIO KORE

Tuesday 4pm CST – WARRIOR STRENGTH

Wednesday 5pm CST – TURBO KICK

Thursday 9:45am CST – BARRE HIIT

Friday 11am CST- WARRIOR RHYTHM


Local Classes

All classes listed below are at local Texas Family Fitness gym locations. You can visit their website for a guest pass or call them to sign up for multi-club membership.

Tuesday 8:30am CST, Frisco E – SoulFusion

Tuesday 9:30am, Frisco E – Turbo Kick

Tuesday 5:30pm, The Colony – SoulFusion

Wednesday 9:30am, FriscoW/Little Elm- Barre **new class**

Wednesday 6:30pm, FriscoW/Little Elm- Warrior Rhythm

Friday 9:30am, Frisco W/LittleElm – Warrior Rhythm

Saturday 9:30am, Plano E – Turbo Kick

Saturday 10:30am, Plano E – Warrior Rhythm

Did you see the surprise new barre class added to Wednesdays in Little Elm?! Yayyy!!! Invite your friends with guest passes and let’s have a party at the barre! We’ll play with dumbbells, core bender balls, gliding discs, and loops/bands! No shoes necessary. Barre socks welcomed, if you prefer.

See you on the mat!

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Attend my Local & Virtual Fitness Classes: Week of Jan 4th

Have you ever wondered what it’s like in one of my classes? I’d be happy to give you all the grit and grace this week! Drop into any of my local OR virtual classes! Here’s what I got for you:

Virtual Classes

All classes listed below are streamed LIVE in my virtual studio and recorded for members. Sign up at LifeFitStudios.com

Monday 10am CST – TURBO KICK & METKON RX

Tuesday 4pm CST – WARRIOR STRENGTH

Wednesday 8am CST – Barre Total Body Burn

Wednesday 5pm CST- Warrior Rhythm

Thursday 9:45am CST – Barre HIIT


Local Classes

All classes listed below are at local Texas Family Fitness gym locations

Tuesday 8:30am CST, Frisco E – SoulFusion

Tuesday 9:30am, Frisco E – Turbo Kick

Tuesday 5:30pm, The Colony – SoulFusion

Wednesday 9:30am, FriscoW/Little Elm- Barre **new class**

Wednesday 6:30pm, FriscoW/Little Elm- Warrior Rhythm

Friday 9:30am, Frisco W/LittleElm – Warrior Rhythm

Saturday 9:30am, Plano E – Turbo Kick

Saturday 10:30am, Plano E – Warrior Rhythm

Did you see the surprise new barre class added to Wednesdays in Little Elm?! Yayyy!!! Invite your friends with guest passes and let’s have a party at the barre! We’ll play with dumbbells, core bender balls, gliding discs, and loops/bands! No shoes necessary. Barre socks welcomed, if you prefer.

See you on the mat!

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

5 Reasons We Overeat

SAVE & SHARE this video! 5 Common Reasons we Overeat!
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One good thing from the last few crazy years around here?! The idea of treat vs cheat , anti-diet movements, being proud of doing healthy things for yourself, and taking time for self care has TOTALLY become a thing. #imallforthat 🙌👏


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⭐Self care isn’t selfish, we’ve all heard said. The only badge of honor we get for putting ourselves last is… to put it eloquently:
a really SUCKY version of ourselves.
(IDK about you but I wouldn’t wanna be friends with me when I’m drained and my sanity is walking a fiiiiiine line! 👹). This is also when I personally am triggered to OVEREAT big time.
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It doesn’t matter if I’m hungry or not – I’ll eat whatever, however much until I’m miserable, and sleep it off til the next day, wake up feeling crappy in my gut and head, slip into defeated thinking, do it all again.
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I had to learn to recognize opportunities like GUILT and fatigue and over committing my energies and self neglect that led me to over eat opportunities… AHEAD of it actually happening… so I could prevent it.
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Simply put: stress makes me eat when I let it. So I had to get control of my stress to help me get control of my eating.
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I’m an advocate for enjoying treats in moderation, but ALSO I’m big on eating what promotes health FIRST, the majority of the time.
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In my video above I share 5 common reasons (stress included) why we overeat. Next week I’ll share what to do about it.

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Food Cravings & Faith: What do they have to do with each other?

Food Cravings & Faith – What do they have to do with each other? Let’s talk about it! Grab something warm to sip on, maybe your bible app, and let’s chat!

This video chat also appears on my facebook page. You can join the discussion here.

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

New Program Alert: 9 Week Control Freak

Autumn Calabrese is BACK! I cannot wait to take control of 2021 with her brand new program 9 Week Control Freak. So let’s jump right in!

What is 9 Week Control Freak?
You can check out a little about the program here: https://vimeo.com/476947646

The image below goes over all the details and then I will go through them with you below!

Basics:

🏋️‍♀️Super Trainer Autumn Calabrese is back for her tenth program! You probably know her from 21 Day Fix or 80 Day Obsession!
🏋️‍♀️9 week program that is divided into three phases- each increasing in intensity!

🏋️‍♀️5 workouts a week-  three DCT-T workouts (Density, Complexes, and Tabata Training), one day of Total Body Tone, and one day of Tabata Cardio and Core.
🏋️‍♀️Density training builds strength and stamina by bringing the intensity! Perform 5 exercises for as many rounds as you can fit in before the clock expires. The next day, you will try to beat your current best! The new equipment helps to increase time under tension and Tabata cardio scorches calories!
🏋️‍♀️The workouts are only 18-30 minutes long!

🏋️‍♀️With new moves, new equipment, and incredible results, 9 Week Control Freak will help you to take control of the things that profoundly impact your quality of life – including strength, stamina, nutrition, and rest. 

Who is Autumn Calabrese?

Can you believe that this is Autumn’s 10th program on BOD?! Autumn Calabrese is the creator of breakthrough fitness programs like 21 Day Fix + 80 Day Obsession, as well as the portion-control weight-loss system Ultimate Portion Fix.

She’s the author of the bestselling book “Lose Weight Like Crazy Even If You Have a Crazy Life” + 2 cookbooks; she also co-hosts the FIXATE cooking show on BOD with her brother, chef Bobby Calabrese.

Autumn is a certified holistic health coach with a true desire to help you take control in 2021 so that you can live your best life! 

When Can I Start?

🗓️December 7th: Coaches and discount / VIP coaches can purchase!
🗓️December 21st: Customers can purchase
🗓️January 4th: Our official 9 Week Control Freak Group will start!

What does it mean to be a coach or VIP customer? There are NO purchase or sales requirements for this option- you never have to coach anyone but yourself! This option just allows you to purchase earlier and get 25% off future orders! You can cancel anytime!

You will have access to 9 Week Control Freak once you purchase. However, you do need equipment starting with workout ONE. So I will be hosting a prep / holiday survival group so we can get through the holiday season, explore nutrition options, and all start day one together on January 4th!

What equipment is required?


✨ Control Track with B-LINES Resistance Band – this adjustable resistance device easily attaches to your door frame. It can also be mounted on a wall. (You’ll get a demonstration video + installation guidelines to ensure your safety!)
✨ Fitness step – like the one used in Transform :20, this step will work your body to its full potential!
✨ Core ball – an inflatable, non-weighted ball to help take your workouts to the next level!
✨ Dumbbells – you’ll want a set of light, medium, and heavy weights.

What is the nutrition plan like?
All 9 Week Control Freak Challenge and Completion Packs include BOTH UPF and 2B Mindset – our 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?

I cannot wait to start this test group with you! Our New Year’s groups are always filled with SO much energy, fun and camaraderie- it is the BEST way to start 2021! My groups are on our own app, so you don’t get distracted by social media- plus you can track your workouts and progress right in the app!

Each week I will upload new meal plans and each day we will check in with each other, motivate and inspire! It is a great place to answer questions, brainstorm and just enjoy the community!

What packages are there?

For New Customers:

For Existing BOD Members:

I definitely recommend the Deluxe Challenge Pack- Autumn is known for having amazing and effective workouts- so having Energize to power through and Recover so you can move the next day will be key!

My favorite add ons:

Anything else I need to know?!

📋A step is not included in the package, but is required! I know a lot of you have them from previous programs! If you need one, they will be 15% off PLUS free shipping with your 9 Week Control Freak package! Or you can grab one from Amazon!
📋The equipment is needed starting day 1!
📋Prices are a little different than normal packages because of all the new equipment! You will be seeing the control track, etc in other upcoming programs as well! Just make sure that you are paying attention to pricing!
📋We are doing everything possible to get shipments out ASAP, but with the state of the world and holiday shopping, there can be delays- make sure to order ASAP to ensure you have everything ready to go for January 4th!

I am so excited to do this program with you! Make sure that you have filled out this form to be kept up to date! I will be sending out the order form so you can get on my VIP list!

http://www.new.angelballance.com/9week

Do I have to quit my job to become a coach?

“Don’t be what they call you. Be what you are.” – TD Jakes

Want to know one of the BEST perks of being a health and fitness coach with me (besides the discounts)?

You don’t have to change A THING about your life right now if you don’t wanna AND can start making some fun income right away 👏

If you’re already working your dream job, that’s amazing!! 😍 You don’t have to quit to be a coach! Im here to help and I have a simple daily checklist of the coaching activities I do each day to help you get started and squeeze it in when it’s convenient for you!

You can start these little coaching activities on your lunch breaks while you munch on your salad, after work while you’re cuddling with the cat, early in the mornings while you sip your coffee, on weekends, during commercials 😂 or heck – automate it! Yep, that can happen.

If you’re interested in learning more about coaching you gotta snatch up this free pdf right this second! This won’t be available after the New Year so this is your chance to download it. ⌛

You never know, on the other side of this PDF could be something life-changing!

And if after reading the pdf you’re wanting to know more about joining my team, fill out my interest form here and I’ll be in touch!

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

Time-saving tips ⏳ for Christmas!

The holidays are BUSY, no doubt about it. Finding extra time to do anything isn’t easy during the holidays! But it is NOT impossible either.

The tips in this time-saving pdf are a great first step to helping you out. 

DOWNLOAD the BEST TIME-SAVING TIPS FROM A FITNESS PRO FOR THE HOLIDAYS HERE (LINK)

I’m just as guilty as the next Christmas crazed mama out there. I love the decorations, the music, the festive treats, the Candlelight Christmas church service, and the Christmas cheer on every T-shirt .

But it’s so easy to fall into the hustle and bustle of the season and get as lost in it as my cats do in the Christmas tree!

So what do you do? How do you stop yourself from running around from task to task and feeling like you are stretched too thin to function?

It is super important that you take a hot minute and sit down with your schedule. Write down your MUST-DO’s and any events first. These are non-negotiables that need your attention FIRST.

For me, this includes time in the morning for devotional and prayer. That time with Jesus calms my heart & head, gets my mind in the right focus for Him to guide my steps and me to be sensitive to hear Him when He does.

This also includes my workout time. If I don’t make it happen first thing, or at least schedule it into my day, distractions and emergencies tend to creep in and take its place. Or I get plain tired and talk myself out of it.

Also, this includes 3 top priorities for the week to move my businesses forward, enhance my relationship with my kids & hubby, and keep my household running 😉

Then, add in your COULD-DO’s. These are items that you would love to get done, but that aren’t as pressing.

These are like the errand to Hobby Lobby, the office reorganizing , scrolling social media mindlessly with no purpose other than to be “busy” procrastinating something else on your top priority list Lol , Hallmark movie marathons when just one movie will do , personalizing of every teacher gift til 2am, or the website rebranding that can wait for the New Year.

Finally, add in your WOULD LOVE TO-Do’s. These are the fun things, the extra things that you would love to do if time and brain-power allow it! 😊

Sister—- don’t skip this one!!

Would you love to volunteer at the church Christmas shoebox distribution? Would you love to watch a new Christmas movie you’ve never seen or rewatch a classic with the family? Would you love to meet a friend for Christmas Starbucks and chat about life ? Would you love to make a batch of Forgotten Cookies before bed?

So take these time-saving tips from a fitness and business pro to heart. Because the time you save is going to be SO important for your sanity! 

And finally, if you don’t want someone to call you a Scrooge, take a few minutes every day to do something for YOU. Fill YOUR cup up first so that you feel good and have more energy!

Here are some ideas of things you can do:

  • Take a bath.
  • Take a power nap.
  • Watch a Christmas movie.
  • Read a book just for fun.
  • Get outside.

DOWNLOAD TIME-SAVING TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS HERE (LINK)

I’ll be back next week with a fun recipe and tips for staying on top of your health and fitness goals this holiday season!

In Sweat & Faith,

Angel

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