30 days of MIND, BODY & SOUL

Oct 22, 2018

MIND BODY SOUL


I have never been more excited for a group since I started coaching because THIS group is one I truly believe EVERYONE needs. It all started with my own search to find BALANCE, reduce STRESS / ANXIETY, to be more MINDFUL and live in the PRESENT, as well as trying to become a "morning person". When you can achieve that, along with taking care of your body with healthy foods, water & exercise, amazing things can happen!

You are HAPPIER, have a greater sense of PEACE, you're more PRODUCTIVE, SLEEPING better, FEELING better, more PATIENT, POSITIVE, have more ENERGY & FOCUS... which can improve nearly every area of your LIFE, your RELATIONSHIPS, your WORK, etc. And can't we ALL use that?





For 30 days, we will be focusing on clean eating, the workout program of your choice, a short daily meditation (which you'll get in a free app), Shakeology for 30 days (to fill our bodies with vitamins, minerals, proteins, probiotics and superfoods), plus we'll be reading the book 'The Miracle Morning' - a book that has COMPLETELY changed my life. It’s a quick read that will help you to get up early and start your day with meditation, positive affirmations, exercise, healhty foods, goal setting & more... all before 8am. It's one of the BEST books I've read I’m giving a FREE book to the first 10 people who sign up.

The group itself is free, as well as the Meditation app & The Miracle Morning book (if you’re one of the first 10). The only thing you’ll need to purchase is your challenge pack which includes: ALL of the workout programs on Beachbody OnDemand (which you’ll have access to for ONE FULL YEAR), all of the nutrition plans, a 30-day supply of Shakeology & a shaker cup, a set of portion control containers - all together for 160. Plus you’ll get ME as your free coach & 24/7 access to the group - which is filling up fast! Are you ready?


ZUCCHINI PASTA!

Sep 25, 2018

ZUCCHINI PASTA


One of our fav dinners & alternatives to pasta!  I love carbs (who doesn't) but I've been trying to avoid them at dinner time so lately we've been swapping the heavy pasta for zucchini noodles (aka #zoodles)!

I learned when I did our new nutrition program a few months back that our dinner plates should be 75% veggies & 25% proteins so we've been making simple swaps like this and surprisingly it's also super easy to make!

TIP: You will need a spiralizer.  There are lots of spiralizers out there to make zoodles but THIS is the one we have.  It's inexpensive and works great!  


INGREDIENTS
5 organic zucchinis (or approx 3.5 lbs)
1 pound of organic ground turkey (or your choice of protein)
1 jar of sauce (I love Classico's Organic Marinara)
1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or Avocado Oil)
Parmesan, optional. (I love Classico's Natural parmesan cheese because there are no artificial ingredients or fillers)


DIRECTIONS
1. First wash the zucchini and cut off one end with a chef knife.
2. Then follow the instructions on your spiralizer to turn your zucchini into noodles.
3. Cook turkey meat in a pan and heat your sauce a separate saucepan.
4. In a large pot, heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
5. Add zucchini noodles and stir frequently.
6. Let cook for approximately 5-10 minutes, or until soft (do not overcook).
7. Once cooked, drain any excess water from the pot.
8. Add turkey meat and sauce, stir then serve. Top with parmesan & enjoy!

Makes approximately 4 servings.

Introducing.... PUMPKIN SPICE SHAKEOLOGY!!!

Sep 13, 2018

healthy pumpkin spice latte

I am SO EXCITED and I know many of you are too who also LOVE fall and LOVE all things PUMPKIN!!! For the first time EVER, the BIGGEST flavor of the season is coming to Beachbody! Introducing....

PUMPKIN SPICE SHAKEOLOGY!!!!

THIS MONDAY Sept 17 in the US (and Oct 11 in Canada) 
for a LIMITED time, you can order Vegan Pumpkin Spice Shakeology in 14 single-serve packet boxes as a one-time purchase while supplies last exclusively through coaches only.

Now you’ll be able to enjoy the yummy taste of fall — WITHOUT derailing your health and fitness goals  Unlike the sugary pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks (as much as 420 calories -- no thanks!! )

This rich and creamy shake features notes of pumpkin spice — cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It’s incredibly tasty on its own mixed with water, or you can use almond milk for a creamier version. And it's packed with 16g of protein with only 160 calories.

Not to mention, it is also....

100% Natural
Zero artificial sugars or sweeteners
Vegan
Gluten-free
Guilt-free
Aids in weight loss
Keeps you full for hours
Gives you energy (without added caffeine)
Contains over 70 Superfoods, vitamins, minerals & adaptogens
Has pre- & probiotics to aid in digestion & regularity
Perfect as a meal replacement or snack (even pre/post workout)
And REALLY helps to eliminate sugar & junk food cravings!

It’s meticulously crafted with a potent blend of protein, probiotics, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. No need to stop by the coffeehouse for a sugar-loaded calorie bomb this year!

Who else is excited for this?!?!?!!

Starting on Monday afternoon (on Sept 17), you will be able to purchase Pumpkin Spice Shakeology through the link below!
PUMPKIN SPICE SHAKEOLOGY

From Full-time Employee to Part-time Mompreneur and how YOU can too!

Aug 29, 2018

beachbody coach

It's not every day I get dressed up to work at home (actually 99.9% of days I'm in yoga pants, a messy bun & a t-shirt) but today I was asked to speak to a top team in our company on what it takes to be successful in this business.

I wish I had all these secret tips to give them... but the truth is, I just wanted it bad enough & was willing to work incredibly hard every day for it - because I wanted to change my life & my family's lives. I woke up one day & realized I was unhappy, unfulfilled, out of shape and tired of living paycheck to paycheck. I just wanted to be happy, be healthy, to do something that made a positive impact in this world, to have more freedom in my life, and most of all - be HOME with my baby.

So I said to myself - you have 2 choices... 1) You can CHANGE your life OR 2) Do nothing - and in one year from now, you'll be in the EXACT same place as you are today. And that second answer scared me more than anything. So when I found this business, I made a decision to go ALL IN. Not "try", but DO whatever it took to figure it out, MAKE it work and never give up.
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My husband was 10000% skeptical (at the time lol), I hadn't worked out in 2 years, I barely had 100 friends on FB, I was SUPER shy (still am), super private, worked 60 hrs a week, had a busy 2 yr old at home, AND to top it off, we didn't even HAVE the 160 dollars it cost to even START this business.... but I did it anyways.

Moral of the story: If you have a goal or a dream, don't let anyone or anything stop you from pursuing it. And if there's one piece of advice I can give you - BELIEVE IN YOURSELF  Your dreams are not stupid and they are not crazy. If you see a better life for yourself, YOU CAN HAVE IT. Don't let YOU be the only one stopping you from achieving it. I always tell people - if I can do this, ANYONE can. I am nothing special - just a girl who wanted more for her life & chose to follow her dreams. And if you're reading this & have been looking for a sign - THIS IS IT. #theresroomforYOU











Introducing LIIFT4 - The NEW 4 day/week workout program

Jul 6, 2018


INTRODUCING LIIFT4
LIIFT4 is a combination of weight-lifting and high intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio to tone, build learn muscle, and burn fat. The moves are based on basic lifting techniques that let you isolate, stabilize and focus each rep on the muscle group you’re working.  This program is for ALL fitness levels and includes a modifier if needed.
PROGRAM DETAILS
8 weeks
4 workouts a week
3 days off to rest or stretch
Every workout is different
30-40 minutes a day
Simple, flexible eating plan (with a "cheat day" included)
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
A set of light, medium, and heavy dumbbells (depending on your fitness level) OR Resistance Bands and Band Handles (Included in all LIIFT4 offers, except the LIIFT4 VIP Early Access-Digital Only offer).  I personally use a set of 5 lbs for my light weights and 10-15 lbs for my heavy weights.
liift4 results

LIIFT4 will be available exclusively on Beachbody On Demand with VIP early access starting in July.  As a busy, working mom, this is the PERFECT WORKOUT for summer!  Short & sweet and allows for cheats (because I love my wine & pizza)! #momlife


Join us in the Exclusive LIIFT4 Test Group with us on July 9 where you'll get to do this program from start to finish with an entire group of people on the same mission and holding each another accountable.  We are going to be following the LIIFT4 food plan and using Shakeology or The Performance for this 8-week group.  Message me on Facebook or apply below to join us!  So excited for this!!!!!

Change the way you look at food & lose weight with 2B Mindset!

Apr 25, 2018



If you are someone who has ever struggled with....
Emotional eating
Yo-yo dieting
Portion control
Overeating / binge eating
Losing weight only to gain it all back
Food addictions
Not knowing what to eat
Unhealthy eat while traveling or dining out
Obesity or family history of being overweight
Inability to lose those last 5-15 pounds
Inability to exercise
Want to lose weight but don't like to exercise 
Or love your exercise routine but just need a nutrition plan?





WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR: 

  • People who want to lose weight, but don’t like to exercise
  • Exercise but struggle with their nutrition and do not see the weight loss results they want
  • Love food, love to eat big portions, and rarely feel full
  • Are tired of yo-yo dieting but want to maintain their lifestyle
  • Want an easy-to-follow way to lose weight without strict rules, like cutting food groups, counting calories or eating small portions 
  • Cannot exercise due to injury/illness but want to lose (or maintain) weight through better eating habits
  • Have experienced emotional eating and want to be free from obsessing about food and feeling overwhelmed by food choices




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I exercise and use 2B Mindset?
Yes. Exercise is not required for the program but is considered “extra credit.” I will personally be doing the Master's Hammer & Chisel lifting/cardio program by Autumn Calabrese & Sagi Kalev with my current accountability group.
Can I use Shakeology with this program?
Yes. Ilana recommends using Shakeology with 2B Mindset. I will be incorporating the Vegan Chocolate Shakeology, which I haven't gone a day without since 2013!  BEACHBAR Snack Bars and Shakeology Boosts are also recommended with this program.
Can pregnant or nursing mothers do the 2B Mindset program?
2B Mindset is a weight loss program. Since pregnant mothers should be gaining weight and not losing weight, it is not advised that they follow 2B Mindset during pregnancy.  For breastfeeding mothers, La Leche League International advises to wait at least two months before making any drastic effort to lose weight in order to allow your body to recover and ensure a steady milk supply. Keep in mind that breastfeeding women may naturally lose one to four pounds per month simply due to the amount of energy required to nurse in the first place.
Does the 2B Mindset nutrition plan use Portion Fix containers?
No. There are no containers used in this program.
Do I have give up sweets and alcohol during this program?

No.  Ilana will teach you how you can still have dessert and wine and still lose weight.
What digital tools are included with 2B Mindset?
There will be digital resources, including food lists, trackers, recipes and more available when you purchase the 2B Mindset. Additionally, all the printed program materials you receive with a 2B Mindset Challenge Pack or kit (i.e., Getting Started Guide, Go-to-Guide, etc.) are available digitally.
Does the standard Coach/VIP discount apply to 2B Mindset products? 
Yes, the 25% discount applies.

LAUNCH DATE & PROMOTIONS!
When is 2B Mindset Launching?
2B Mindset launches 5/2/2018 on the brand new "Nutrition tab on Beachbody On Demand. Starting 6/4/18, 2B Mindset will also be available on the Beachbody Nutrition+ App. Anyone who purchases 2B Mindset will have access to stream the program on the Nutrition tab on Beachbody On Demand, as well as the Beachbody Nutrition+ App.
2B Mindset is its own application and WILL NOT be included in current BOD memberships but can be used in conjunction with BOD if you choose to incorporate exercise.
What is the 2B Mindset Pre-App Launch Special Promotion?
From 5/2/2018 – 6/3/2018, all 2B Mindset Challenge Packs and kits will be on sale. During this period, 2B Mindset will be available to stream through a web browser only within the Nutrition tab of Beachbody On Demand. Purchasers will still receive access to stream 2B Mindset on the Beachbody Nutrition+ App when the app launches on 6/4/18. Inquire for more details!
THE BASIC 2B MINDSET KIT INCLUDES:  
• Permanent streaming access to all 2B Mindset videos, including:
- 21 short videos that teach the basic principles of the program, including how to understand food groups, what to eat and when, Ilana's proven secrets to a positive mindset, plus real-life strategies for managing any eating situation (i.e., eating out at restaurants, while on a trip, for vegans/vegetarians, etc.)
- 5 videos that help address the most common challenges to losing weight and establishing a healthier relationship with food
- 15 recipe videos where Ilana shows you how to cook her favorite time-saving, delicious and satisfying meals…in no time
• The Getting Started Guide, which includes step-by-step instructions for putting the program into action
• My Go-to-Guide, a handy resource that accompanies the videos, featuring food lists, grocery shopping lists and more
• 2B Mindset Recipes booklet, a collection of Ilana's favorite healthy meals, which can be printed for handy reference
• My Tracker, a 90-day journal you can use to track your meals, progress, and all the daily inputs that can influence your weight loss journey and success
• A special 30 oz water bottle that helps get you drinking more water with Ilana's motivational sayings to keep you on track
• Starting on 6/4/18, you'll have access to the Beachbody Nutrition+ App that lets you view all 2B Mindset videos (and program materials) on-the-go, and gives you a place to track your meals and your progress, right on your mobile device (iOS only)



2B MINDSET CHALLENGE PACK with SHAKEOLOGY:  
In this 2B Mindset challenge pack, you will get everything included in the Basic Kit PLUS Shakeology and a shaker cup in a challenge pack for only $160 during the promotional pricing.  PLUS, this will also enable you to sign up as a Coach or 25% Discount Member for FREE to have access to Ilana's Exclusive 2B Mindset Test Group where you'll get to to Ilana herself!  Ask me for details.

2B mindset challenge pack


2B MINDSET CHALLENGE PACK with SHAKEOLOGY + BEACHBODY OnDEMAND: 

In this 2B Mindset challenge pack, you will get everything included in the Basic Kit PLUS Shakeology and a shaker cup , PLUS a 1-year membership to All Access Beachbody OnDemand (BOD) where you'll have full access to every single workout program and food plan Beachbody's ever created for only $200 during the promotional pricing.  PLUS, this will also enable you to sign up as a Coach or 25% Discount Member for FREE to have access to Ilana's Exclusive 2B Mindset Test Group where you'll get to to Ilana herself!  Ask me for details.
Are there any other special offers available with 2B Mindset?
Yes. Purchasers of 2B Mindset Challenge Packs and kits are also qualified to receive a 10% discount on a 2 box pack of BEACHBARs, when purchased together. Also, all purchasers of 2B Mindset Challenge Packs qualify for an additional discount on 3-Day Refresh, when purchased together.
HOW DO I JOIN THE EXCLUSIVE TEST GROUP WITH YOU & ILANA?
There are two ways to join this exclusive coach-only test group in May and have full access to Ilana herself to guide you and answer your questions as you go, along with the support & accountability to an entire group doing the 2B Mindset right long with you! 

Option 1: When you purchase your 2B Mindset Challenge Pack, you now have the option to sign up as a Coach or the VIP Discount Program for FREE and JOIN the group!  This will also give you a 25% discount on future orders and you can cancel anytime.

Option 2: Already a Coach or Discount Member?  You simply just need to purchase the 2B Mindset program and you will be able to join!

I'M INTERESTED!  WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?

CLICK HERE to fill out the Test Group form and I'll be in touch with you ASAP or feel free to message me on Facebook, Instagram or via email at jaclynstokes@hotmail.com!

                                                   

WE ARE ABOUT TO START!

Apr 17, 2018

JACLYN STOKES

TODAY is the LAST DAY to join our #SpringIntoSUMMER accountability group starting on Monday!  I'm about to head off to Mexico 🇲🇽 so if you want in, comment below // drop an emoji // or message me ASAP bc I will be unplugged while I'm away! 😎✌🏼

You can do ANY program in our new 30-day group OR join us in our exclusive Hammer & Chisel 60-day group. In BOTH groups you will get:


🌸 25-40 min workouts (you can do anywhere you have wifi)

🌸 A simple & flexible eating plan to follow (yes, you can still have 🍕🍷)
🌸 Free portion containers for your food & snacks
🌸 Shakeology to help you lose weight, stay full & curb cravings (for LESS THAN 1/2 price)
🌸 Daily support // motivation // accountability in a FUN group (THE best part!🙌🏼❤️)
🌸 Where we're all going to start & FINISH our programs TOGETHER!!!💪🏼
🌸 LOSE WEIGHT, TONE UP, and GET RESULTS just in time for summer baby!!! 👙🙌🏼
🌸 Feel free to invite your friends or fam to join you!


HOW TO JOIN?

Send me a message on Facebook or Instagram
OR
CLICK HERE to apply & I'll get back to you ASAP!


BEACHBARS ARE HERE!!!

Apr 6, 2018


Guess what came out today?! People have been asking Beachbody for BARS forever and now they’re here!

ONLY 150 calories
10g of protein
4g of fiber
And only 5g of sugar

And YES, they’re all natural, gluten-free and kid approved!  They’re available in Chocolate Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cherry Almond. SO yummy & even less calories than KIND bars. Perfect snack for on the go or in between meals!












These leggings are LIFE

Feb 27, 2018

90 degree by reflex leggings


OBSESSED with this new line of leggings I found. They fit & feel like lululemon but 1/4 the price! So comfy, cute and they have them in literally every color -- available in both capris & full length.  These are the high-waisted (which I LOVE) but they have them in a regular waist too.  Plus, new fun workout clothes are always motivation to workout, right?! 


P.S.  You're welcome! ;)

An Ectopic Pregnancy occurs in 1 out of 50 pregnancies....

Feb 22, 2018

ectopic pregnancy

An Ectopic Pregnancy occurs in 1 out of 50 pregnancies and is the leading cause of maternal death in early pregnancy. I had never even heard the words "ectopic pregnancy" until I nearly died from it exactly 2 years ago today. So today I'm sharing my story to raise awareness and hopefully help save someone else's life ❤️
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After trying to conceive for 18 months for a second child, we finally got a (+) pregnancy test. But this time, something felt different. I didn't have the initial excitement that I did with McKenna. And we didn't tell anyone. I wanted to wait until our first ultrasound to make sure everything was OK. Something just didn't completely feel right... it was almost like I knew that I wasn't going to be able to keep this pregnancy.

A test at our physician's office confirmed a (+) pregnancy, however, it was faint. At approximately 7 weeks, I began spotting and we were sent for an early ultrasound. It was then they sat us in a room filled with tissue boxes, and I knew what was coming. We were told I had miscarried.

Immediately, I was sent to get bloodwork. They said they had to check my hCG levels once a week to make sure they were going down accordingly with that of a "normal miscarriage". After 6 consecutive weeks of testing, each week my doctor called to tell me my levels were going down normally and they were almost at 0.

It was a Monday. My husband was out of town and my in-laws were on the way to my house to bring McKenna back from a sleepover. I was home alone and getting ready to do my workout. All of the sudden, I felt sweat pouring down my face and immediately felt sick to my stomach. Realizing I was about to pass out, I grabbed my phone which THANK GOD was right next me, laid down on the floor and called 911. I was in & out of consciousness and there was a sharp shooting pain in my stomach. Finally, the paramedics came through the door and my in-laws had arrived right behind them. I was barely conscious, hyperventilating, and when they asked what had happened, I told them I didn't know. There was a female EMT who asked if I was pregnant. I told her no, but that I recently miscarried and she said "I think I know what's happening."

They rushed me to Allegheny General Hospital for emergency surgery. Unaware, I was internally bleeding to death and had lost over 75% of my blood by the time I got to the hospital. Thankfully they quickly found out my blood type and immediately began blood transfusions while they waited for the OB Surgeon to arrive (as AGH doesn't have OB surgeons so they had to page a physician on-call from West Penn Hospital to come & do the surgery). Meanwhile, my husband was skiing in Utah when the doctor called and told him "Your wife's in critical condition and we can't get her stable. You need to get on a plane home like NOW!" The last thing I remember is my mother-in-law coming in the operating room, holding my hand and telling me I had to hang in there for McKenna. In that moment, I just prayed. Prayed that God would let me get through this to see my baby girl again. Then everything went white.

After surgery, they said I was extremely lucky to be alive. That had I not called 911 when I did or if I had gotten to the hospital 30 minutes later, I likely wouldn't be here. I received 4.5 blood transfusions that day, one (huge) incision, 18 staples down my stomach & spent 4 days in the hospital. I was told I had a full tubal rupture due to an ectopic pregnancy.

I was SO grateful to be alive, but I was so confused as to HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?! How did I have a pregnancy growing in my tube for 13 WEEKS with NO symptoms, NO pain? I was told I miscarried, I was told my levels were "normal" and the surgeon confirmed everything DID LOOK normal. She said my doctor did everything by the books and the only thing that would have confirmed it would have been an external ultrasound, which I wasn't able to do at the time bc I was only 7 weeks along OR if my doctor had given me a Methotrexate shot. It just seems crazy that there wasn't another way to PREVENT this.

Please know that I do not share this to scare anyone, but to raise awareness to in hopes prevent this from happening to you or someone you know. Sometimes I think we go through things so that our stories can help/save someone's else life. In the unfortunate event you should miscarry, please make sure to take extra precautions and talk to your doctor should you experience anything similar.


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