Looking for some healthier ideas for your kiddos’ Easter basket?

Apr 8, 2019

healthy easter basket

 If you’re looking for some healthier ideas for your kiddos’ basket ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿงบ (aka candy withOUT artificial sugars, dyes or flavors), here are some things I got for McKenna’s this year!


From Trader Joes:

- All natural jelly beans with colors made from fruit & veggie sources that are SO GOOD! ๐Ÿ’

natural jelly beans

- candy coated chocolate peanuts (just like peanut M&Ms) but withOUT the artificial dyes & hydrogenated oils) ๐Ÿฅœ

m&ms

- milk chocolate w/ caramel bar (all natural and it’s me & Kenna’s favorite!) ๐Ÿซ
trader joes
Then I added some non-candy items from Target including:
- a cute Easter book ๐Ÿ“–
- Easter design press-on nails ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป
- Bunny bubble wand ๐Ÿ’ซ
- Putty in the shape of a carrot ๐Ÿฅ•
- bunny ears ๐Ÿฐ
- a card ๐Ÿ’“
-  a dino Beanie Boo ๐Ÿฆ–
- “coupons” she can redeem for fun stuff (like a movie night out, an afternoon at the park, a bike ride somewhere fun, etc) ๐Ÿฟ

easter coupons

They even had Easter egg scavenger hunt clues๐Ÿ”Ž(our favorite thing!) she can search for around the house to find her basket ๐Ÿงบ that we’ll put quarters or dollar bills in or scratch off tickets.

Easter egg scavenger clues

And of course we found plastic dinosaur eggs ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿ˜‚  for Kenna from the dollar store!

dinosaur easter eggs

Then for our neighborhood Easter egg hunt, I’m filling eggs with a pack of Motts fruit snacks ๐Ÿ‡ which we love because they also have NO artificial colors or flavors and are made with real fruit & veggie juice.

If you found this helpful, please feel free to share! 


THE ULTIMATE PORTION FIX

Mar 4, 2019

We have some EXCITING NEWS!!


Where are all of my 21 Day Fix & Fix Extreme fans at???? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป‍♀️ It's been 5 years since the launch of the 21 Day Fix and I'm always asked WHEN Autumn is going to create a new program & NOW I get to share the details!!! 

jaclyn stokes

For the first time ever, Autumn Calabrese has created a Nutrition Program with 30 videos that dive into everything from portion control to food addictions, to how to eat healthy when dining out or during special occasions, to grocery shopping, meal planning for beginners, recipes (including vegan & gluten free) eating healthy pre- & postnatal, cooking healthy for your kids, and how to come back after taking a break.

ultimate portion fix containers

Introducing...

" T H E   U L T I M A T E   P O R T I O N   F I X "


But that's not all! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ 

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Autumn is also launching BRAND NEW 21 Day Fix + 21 Day Fix Extreme workouts - updated & filmed in real-time - and this time, YOU have the opportunity to be a part of the EXCLUSIVE TEST GROUP!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

ultimate portion fix challenge pack

PLUS as a BONUS, you'll also get:
- Fixate Vol. 2 Cookbook w/ 102 NEW healthy recipes
- 75 healthy lunch ideas for kids
- Access to more than 200 Fixate Cooking Videos
- Beachbody *Insulated Tote Bag* w/ food containers, ice packs, and plenty of storage so you can meal prep & take your food with you to stay on track


WHO ELSE IS PUMPED FOR THIS?! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

I am looking for 30 women who want to be in Autumn's Exclusive TEST GROUP with me in April! Oh & you DON’T have to give up all the things ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿท 

Fill out the form below & I'll send you the details!!!



It's Not About Winning, What It's About Is Not Giving Up

Feb 25, 2019



If you missed Lady Gaga's speech from The Oscars last night, it was ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

"It's not about winning,
What it's about is not giving up.
If you have a dream,
Fight for it."
It's not about how many times you get rejected, 
Or fall down or get beaten up,
It's about how many times you stand up,
And are brave and you keep on going."



13 years ago today, I met my future husband

Feb 24, 2019



13 years ago today, I met my future husband ❤️

My friends dragged me out of the house & I literally told them I didn't want to meet ANY guys that night & I DEFINITELY didn't want to even THINK about dating for a reallllly long time. 15 minutes into our girls night, I met this guy & we've been inseparable ever since ๐Ÿ’‘

Babe, you've changed my life in so many ways....

I never thought I wanted a pet, but 6 months after we met, you moved into my townhouse and said "we need to get a dog." Before I knew it, we had our first fur baby boxer, Gia, who I feel COMPLETELY in love & obsessed with. That little wiggle butt brought so much LOVE & JOY into our lives for the next 11.5 years and I can't thank you enough for that ๐Ÿพ

I also wasn't sure I ever wanted to get married. But I guess when you meet the right person, anything can change. 1.5 years after we met, you surprised me & popped the question in the MOST BEAUTIFUL place I could have ever dreamed of {right before we took this pic}, and I couldn't have been happier & more excited to be your wife ๐Ÿ’

And lastly, I never thought I wanted kids. Maybe because I was so career-driven or maybe because I was worried that I wouldn't be a good mom, but since the day we met, you opened my eyes. Then shortly after our 1 year wedding anniversary, we found out that we were going to be parents. My first reaction... sheer panic & tears. LOL Yours... pure excitement & joy. Becoming a mom has been the biggest BLESSING of my entire life. Our beautiful daughter is the absolute GREATEST GIFT you could ever have given me. Our little family means everything to me. I'm so grateful every single day for the life we've created together & look forward to creating many more memories with you ❤️

Happy 13th anniversary, babe. I love you!  XO

WHAT IS COACHING?

Feb 22, 2019

I get a ton of questions about what I do as a coach, how you earn income, and what it takes to be successful.  So this past week I decided to host a "Sneak Peek Into Coaching" group where I shared all about this business for those of you who may be interested so that you can have a no obligations / no pressure chance to simply learn more & decide if it's for you!

If you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them.  Feel free to send me an message on Facebook or Instagram or fill out the form below.  Must be 18+ and live in the US, Canada or UK.  Thanks so much for watching!


"Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach's income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all our Coaches."





2019 Success Club Trip!

Jan 24, 2019


Beachbody success club trip

Flights are officially booked!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ In exactly 2 months from today we'll be leaving the cold & snow and taking McKenna on her first CRUISE & also her first ever Beachbody trip to the Caribbean! ๐Ÿ›ณ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒด We were all set to bring her on the 2016 cruise I'd earned but we had to cancel just weeks before due to my emergency surgery. So when they told us the 2019 Success Club trip was going to be a cruise, I promised her we'd bring her & she is SO EXCITED!!! I feel so blessed to earn these rewards trips every year but even more blessed that I get to bring my family ❤️ She knows momma works hard to earn these trips & now she gets to experience how much fun they are:) I think she's most excited though to workout with Autumn & Shaun T on the boat! ๐Ÿ˜‚ We can't wait!!!

Are yeady for a fun & rewarding job where you can earn FREE TRIP EVERY YEAR simply by helping other people? Fill out the form below to learn more!

Quick & Easy BEEF STEW

Jan 18, 2019

quick easy beef stew recipe

Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins


This Classic Homemade Beef Stew recipe with sweet potatoes is the ultimate comfort dish on a cold day. It's so good, easy to make, filling, and only 117 calories per serving.  


INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup all-purpose flour (gluten-free if needed)

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 - 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (divided) OR you can use1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1.5 - 2 pounds organic beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch chunks

2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (divided)

1 medium onion, diced into large chunks

4 cloves garlic, minced

1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or red wine

6 tablespoons tomato paste

1 medium Russet potatoes, leave skin on and chop into 1 inch chunks

2 medium sweet potatoes, leave skin on and chop into 1 inch chunks

2 medium organic carrots, peeled and chopped

2 stalks organic celery, chopped

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 bay leaf

4 cups organic, low-sodium beef broth

Water (only enough needed to cover the vegetables)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tablespoon of dried parsley), for garnish

sea salt and pepper to taste



DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning. Add meat and toss with a spoon until well coated.
  2. In a large pot on medium-high heat, add oil and sear the meat on all sides for about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add another tablespoon of oil, then add the onions & garlic to the pan. Cook and saute for about 2 minutes, until onions start to soften. Add wine or balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the beef back to the pan then toss in the potatoes, carrots, celery, 2 tsp Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf and stir in the beef broth. If there is not enough liquid to cover the vegetables, add just enough water as needed.
  4. Bring to a boil then turn heat down to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour to 1.5 hours (depending on your stove), stirring occasionally, until the meat and vegetables is tender to your liking.
  5. Remove from heat, serve and garnish with parsley.







SUCCESS CLUB TRIP | 2020

Jan 16, 2019

There is nothing like getting an email from your company saying "It's time to register for your trip!" So excited to go back to our honeymoon spot in Punta Cana! This will be the 19th {free} trip I've earned from Beachbody in 6 years. (side note: I never earned ONE trip from my previous job in the corporate world in the four years I was there). And to know that I earned this trip for my & my husband simply by HELPING PEOPLE every month get healthy & fit or to start an online business of their own, is even MORE rewarding <3 

success club trip 2020


And if you are sitting there thinking, "Must be nice!" Guess what...YOU can earn this too! #yep All of my new coaches starting this year have the opportunity to earn themselves a spot on this all-inclusive 5 Star trip for them + a guest just by helping THREE people a month. Plus you'll get to workout live w/ our celebrity trainers, earn spending $ on the trip for the spa, golf, etc. These trips are literally SO FUN & where I've met some of my closest friends in the business who we look forward to seeing on every trip. If you're ready for a super fun job w/ incredible perks, fill out the link below to learn more!


 

Dec 29, 2018

New Years resolutions


I've spent the last few days talking with more busy mamas & women than ever who are ready to CHANGE THEIR LIVES in 2019 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ And I could not be more excited to give them the same tools that have helped me to get & STAY healthy and fit for the last 5 1/2 years.

With no gym needed, they'll get:

- short & effective home workouts that WORK,
- programs anywhere from 20-60 min a day to fit their busy lifestyle,
- from just 4 to 7 days a week,
- from cardio to weight lifting to yoga to kickboxing,
- from beginner (w/ a modifier) to moderate to advanced,
- with a simple, easy-to-follow eating plan,
- a quick & convenient all natural shake to help them lose weight, give them energy, stay fuller longer, and get rid of sugar & junk food cravings,
- and MOST IMPORTANTLY... an online group full of other women with the same goals to give them daily MOTIVATION, SUPPORT & ACCOUNTABILITY!

THIS is what I have been doing for the last 5 1/2 years and it works bc it's NOT a diet - but rather a LIFESTYLE. You can have cheats, live your life, and (bc it's all on wifi) you can take this lifestyle with you anywhere you go - even at the beach!

If you are ready to live your best life in 2019, fill out the form below. We start JAN 7! 



SHAUN T'S NEW PROGRAM IS HERE!

Nov 28, 2018

I am SO excited to announce that the newest program from Shaun T is now available for purchase as of today and at an extra discounted promotional price! At only 20 minutes a day & 6 days a week, it's the PERFECT program for anyone with a busy lifestyle who wants to get results. The before & after pics (below) from the test group are incredible! It's mostly cardio but there are weight workouts AND there's a modifier as well.


Transform :20 is a fast, super-intense fitness program created by Super Trainer Shaun T that will transform your body - and your mind - in just 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week over 6 weeks. It's hard, but that's why it works... and the results will be worth it. 




Transform :20 is a breakthrough total body workout without breaks. After 5 minutes, you'll be out of breath, at 10 minutes you'll be sweating, in 15 minutes you'll be looking at the clock, and by minute 20 you'll be done. You'll blast your core, legs, glutes, and upper body - no weights required. There's a different workout every day, 6 days a week, done in real time with the cast. No do-overs. No repeats. No excuses.

To join the EXCLUSIVE TRANSFORM :20 Test Group starting January 7, fill out the form below!

transform 20 before after results


transform 20 before after results