IT’S BACK! Win money for getting healthy!

BET

Will you commit to a healthier you?

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The Beachbody Health Bet pool has grown to more than $2 million. ANDDDD it’s still growing. There is a SOLID chance it will be at $3 million by the end of the month.

WHAT IT IS:  Because you are committing to a healthier YOU, my company is rewarding you. If you purchase a program & Shakeology, you will get access to my exclusive challenge group ran through an app on your cell phone. We kick off on January 9.  I will personally be working with YOU and a group of women to get the BEST results possible & by logging AT LEAST five Shakeology’s a week with pictures & AT LEAST 3 workouts a week– you can get a cut of up to $3 million.

HOW TO GET A CUT OF THE $3 MILLION:

  1. Be an active member in my challenge group as of September 5.
  2. Log 5 Shakeology’s with pictures a week
  3. Log AT LEAST 3 workouts a week

YOU MUST meet all of the requirements for each week.

  • Week 1: Jan 6-Jan 15
  • Week 2: Jan 16-Jan 22
  • Week 3: Jan 23- Jan 29
  • Week 4: Jan 30-Feb 5

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Contact me & we will find the program that best fits for YOU.  We will talk about your goals, what you’ve tried before, your eating habits, and much more. Based on that, we will pick a program that will get YOU the best results. Pair that with Shakeology & ALAS- you’re starting.  You’ll want to purchase BEFORE December 28 to get your stuff on time. (SEVERAL programs are on PROMO this December!)

HOW YOU’LL GET PAID:

Once the Health Bet has come to a close, the prize pool will be split equally among all qualified participants..All participants will be notified of their preliminary qualification status on or around February 8, 2017 via the e-mail address associated with their Team Beachbody account

If you’re ready, let’s do this thing!!

APPLY HERE: http://bit.ly/ContactKelsey

I can’t wait to see the results you get!

XOXO

Homemade HEALTHY Zuppa Toscana

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Ingredients: 

  • Chicken Sausage (I purchased the one with jalapeños in it from Trader Joes)
  • 2 bunches of Kale
  • 3 potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Seasonings of choice (I used garlic powder, chili powder, pepper)
  • 4 cups organic low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup almond milk

Directions: 

  • Cut the chicken sausage into small pieces and brown on a pan for 3-5 minutes.
  • In a crockpot, add in chopped onion, potatoes, chicken broth, browned sausage, almond milk, cheese, seasonings, garlic
  • Cook on low for 3 hours
  • Add 2 bunches of kale, allow to cook for extra 10 minutes
  • ENJOY

Core De Force: The FINAL Results

As I sit here and type this up, tears are flooding my eyes. What a mental test the past 30 days have been. I am sitting here trying to put it all into words, trying to figure out how to REALLY make you understand how big of a deal this is. This is the first time I have ever completed a program from start to finish 150%. I am admitting that right here.

Core De Force was the 13th program I have completed, but it was the first one that I didn’t make an excuse for a beer, a cookie, or missing a workout. That’s right. I am admitting here that I couldn’t even make it  through a round of the 21 Day Fix without sneaking in a Mich Ultra (“It has less calories”) For heavens sake LOL.

After completing this program, I realize something. I wasn’t that I couldn’t do it, it’s that it didn’t mean enough to me NOT to do it. I was okay with cheating because I was still getting results. Now looking back on it, I can’t get over how much better ALL of my results would have been if I dialed in the entire way. But hey, no time for regrets. This is a post about celebration.

So lets talk about the obstacles I overcame.

  1. Thanksgiving. That’s self explanatory. I enjoyed the dinner nonetheless, but it was portioned. I skipped rolls, my favorite desserts, and going back for seconds.
  2. A wedding. Talk about hard as hell. Everyone around you drunk, you realizing how annoying drunk people are LOL. I drank water the entire time.
  3. Traveling 14 hours back and forth from Kansas. I packed my entire cooler full of meals to stay on track so we wouldn’t have to stop for food. SUCCESS.
  4. Sporting events (Chiefs/Panthers game, Hornets Games). WATTTTTTERRRRRRR and eating before I left and when I got home so I wouldn’t eat stadium foods.
  5. Going out with friends. Drinking H2O while everyone else enjoyed cocktails.
  6. 30 workouts, plus bonus ab workouts when scheduled. NEVER skipped (even after 14 hour drives)
  7. Meal planning weekly– and staying on track.
  8. Eating out and getting things like grilled chicken and broccoli at a sports bar -__-.

And that’s just a couple of them. BUT DAMN that’s tough haha. Writing them down is insane, but it really shows what a mindset shift I had in this program. No alcohol, no cheats, no skipping workouts. And this is what I have to show for it. A true transformation.

RESULTS FROM NOVEMBER 1-NOVEMBER 30 (Round 1)

DOWN 6 POUNDS, 14.5 INCHES

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I am kicking off my next round on Monday, December 5 but this time, will be implementing the DELUXE Calendar. You can see that below! It includes THREE NEW workouts called Agility Strength, Agility Power, & MMA Kick Butt. Plus, Beachbody on Demand released two additional workouts exclusive to members (MMA Speed 2.0 & MMA Shred 2.0) that I will be incorporating too.

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Join me in my next round by applying here: https://goo.gl/forms/9WuFdeZepeYkIGfj1

Xoxox!

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Look back on my journey:

Week One Progress Report

Week Two Progress Report

Week Three Progress Report

Core De Force: Week 3 Progress Report

IMG_8831.PNGAnother week, another progress report. I seriously can NOT get over the fact that in NINE more workouts, I have completed a program 110%. Something I will admit, I have never done before.

YES- All 12 that I completed) — I’ve never had some sort of cheat. A glass of wine, wings, pizza…I’m not perfect and I sure as hell am not going to pretend to be.

So let me start by saying this. There is no such thing as perfect and it’s perfectly okay to have cravings, give in a little bit, practice the 80/20 rule. But I NEEDED to prove to myself I could do this program 110%. The way it was designed so I could get maximum results.

So yes.
✔️I’ve been SOBER for 20 days. And if you know me, wine and champagne is my weekend go to.
✔️I have portioned EVERYTHING out with the containers and haven’t cheated once.
✔️ I have meal planned for EVERY WEEK and followed it to a T.
✔️ I’ve eaten out several times and didn’t give into any temptations.
✔️ I haven’t missed a workout (even when my body was unbelievably sore) and incorporated every ab workout on the days they were called for.
✔️I’ve realized the importance of nutrition and Shakeology even more than I did before.
✔️ My mindset is so strong and I’ve created a habit I will continue beyond Day 30.
✔️ I can help my challengers in a way I haven’t before.

WORKOUTS WEEK THREE: 

Day 15: MMA Power & Core Kinetics. 47 minutes and the next step up from MMA Shred. Holy moly– this one challenged me a lot. You’re adding in some new moves and also incorporating the moves you did in other workouts. My lower back and hips were on FIRE. 3 minute rounds still and that cardio spike in between. Holy schmmmmoly. Such a great burn. THEN you add on that 15 minute burner of an ab workout 😉

Day 16: Dynamic Strength and 5 Minute Core on the Floor. Back to that 47 minute workout. I noticed that I was able to do the moves A LOT better this time around. Some moves I was able to get up on my toes for, others still needed to be modified, but I am noticing A HUGE difference in the strength department for sure. That 5 Min Core workout though? WHAT THE HECK?! You’re on your forearms for 5 minutes straight (shoulder BURNER) doing planks, side planks, etc. It’s pretty insane.

Day 17: MMA Power & Core Kinetics. Yep, still hurt this day too HAHA. But I noticed myself actually enjoying it more this time around.

Day 18: Power Sculpt. I am definitely getting BETTER at this one. But it’s still rough. Booty burner, arm burner, ab burner, EVERYTHING. Only 35 minutes– but I won’t lie, I loved IT. It makes you work. The 5 Minute Ab Burner again– yep. I made it 30 seconds longer this time. I WILL make it to the 5 minute mark!

Day 19: MMA Plyo. NEW WORKOUT ALERT. And wow. This one takes every move you’ve everrrrrrr done and combines it into 47 minutes. Kicking, punching, knees, hooks, uppercuts, superman punches. It’s insane. I am STILL sore from this one as I sit here typing it out haha. You’ll see in the video below, it was pretty challenging for me. BUT I will say that it’s on the schedule twice this week so it can only get better from there…. right?!

Day 20: Dynamic Strength again. I did ONE Sphinx Blaster on my toes. But it wasn’t pretty. SO obviously I still need some work in the strength department. I’ll get there!

Day 21: Active Recovery. Alas. A day to take it back a notch and reset. You go through the moves slowly & do a lot of stretching. DEFINITELY needed that big time.

Eating Plan Week Three (Click for details & grocery list): 

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Progress Week Three:

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Numbers Week Three:

What to expect in Week Four:

This is the LAST week, so the last progress report will come on Day 30.

I am going through ALLL of the workouts again, plus doing an extra core workout almost every day.

Wish me some luck as I push through on THANKSGIVING WEEK!

FOLLOW MY JOURNEY:

Instagram: @kelseypapesmith

Facebook: Kelsey Smith

 

Core De Force: Week 2 Progress Report

Seeing what is possible when you put your mind to something is seriously a remarkable thing. It’s been SUCH a  tough but rewarding two weeks so far. I keep thinking about the insane amount of obstacles I’ve overcome and I can’t believe I am img_8392looking at the same girl. In previous programs, I would tell myself: “It’s okay if you have this beer. It’s just one.” OR– “You busted your butt today. You deserve that ice-cream.”

This is different. In the past week alone, I have had to make due while eating out (I mean who eats grilled chicken & a side salad at a sports bar?), I went to an NFL game and drank good old H2O, a WHOLE TUB of ice-cream was delivered to my house and I put it in the freezer, I’ve passed on a wine tasting at Trader Joes, and that’s just a couple of things. I told myself I was going to do this thing all the way– and I am not giving up now. ESPECIALLY now that I only have 16 days left. I mean– we are halfway through!! HOW INSANE.

Anyway, I think you guys will be shocked once you see the progress I have made in week two. I am like— MINDBLOWN haha.

WORKOUTS WEEK TWO: 

Day 8: MMA Shred. So in this workout, you are taking what you learned in MMA Speed and taking it up a notch. So the switch knees turn to switch kicks, you’re learning some new arm moves, etc. Definitely more challenging and definitely works you. Also has the 30 second cardio spikes to get your heart rate up. THEN you add in Core Kinetics this week too! This is a straight up AB BURNER. It’s a 15 Minute workout that is designed to shred out your entire core. Absolutely LOVED IT.

Day 9: Power Sculpt. I am definitely getting BETTER at this one. But it’s still rough. Booty burner, arm burner, ab burner, EVERYTHING. Only 35 minutes– but I won’t lie, I loved IT. It makes you work.

Day 10: MMA Shred & Core Kinetics again. Same thing as Day 8. Yes, it still hurts. Yes, it’s incredible.

Day 11: Dynamic Strength. Back to that 47 minute workout. I noticed that I was able to do the moves A LOT better this time around. Some moves I was able to get up on my toes for, others still needed to be modified, but I am noticing A HUGE difference in the strength department for sure. I WILL MASTER THOSE SPHINX BLASTERS ONE DAY.

Day 12: MMA Power. NEW WORKOUT ON THE SCHEDULE. This one was a little longer. 47 minutes and the next step up from MMA Shred. Holy moly– this one challenged me a lot. You’re adding in some new moves and also incorporating the moves you did in other workouts. My lower back and hips were on FIRE. 3 minute rounds still and that cardio spike in between. Holy schmmmmoly. Such a great burn.

Day 13: Power Sculpt. Same as Day 9. Tough– but getting so much better in the endurance department.

Day 14: Active Recovery. Alas. A day to take it back a notch and reset. You go through the moves slowly & do a lot of stretching. DEFINITELY needed that big time.

Eating Plan Week Two:

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Progress Week Two:

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NUMBERS WEEK TWO:

What to expect in Week Three:

  • Additional Core Workouts (5 Min Core & Core Kinetics)– Taking it WAY up a notch
  • Extra fruit and healthy fat in the eating plan every day
  • MMA Plyo. That sounds like a ton of fun.

FOLLOW MY JOURNEY:

Instagram: @kelseypapesmith

Facebook: Kelsey Smith

11.10.16.

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That reporter salary was considered normal.
I was told “Some reporters don’t get NEARLY that kind of paycheck.”

And after living off a $21,000 salary the previous two years– it was a HUGE jump. I agreed. & honestly, it felt GOOD to be making that income.

So, happy to move to a new city with more money, I took the job and off to Tennessee we went.

But here I was in just a few months– in another job that didn’t fulfill me. Endless nights of crying because I didn’t want to go to work the next day. I never understood why I couldn’t just LOVE my job like everyone else did.

I signed myself away to a two year contract. No room for negotiations or growth. I was going to be making this amount no matter what and living my life on someone else’s time.

Beachbody was always in my back pocket. But I didn’t take it seriously until this job. I realized it was my out. I just needed to be selfless, help others, and from there- I could build a life I LOVED living. It wasn’t easy, but hell- today, it is so worth it.

When I told my friends, family, and coworkers I was going to quit my reporting job to do Beachbody full time– it was pretty safe to say no one gave me the reaction you’re thinking of. I was “throwing away my degree”, “how can you make a living with this company”, “you worked your butt off— you won’t be able to match this income”, and “you’ve always wanted to be on TV” was flooding my ears.

But I kept my head down and I prayed a lot. I knew this was going to require HARD WORK. But I also knew what type of work ethic I had and I knew my God would never let me fail on the path HE chose for me anyway.

With today’s paycheck, I have officially surpassed my reporter income and there is still two months left in the year.

No one tells me which holidays I can have off, if I am sick– I will take the damn day off no questions. My paychecks will still GROW. And shit, if I want to take a vacation or personal day– I just DO.

What kind of job will give you a 499% pay increase in two damn years? If you find one, let me know.

All I know is God keeps showing me I am RIGHT where I am supposed to be. I have a business that’s growing, a team that I want to help achieve the same thing, and a purpose.

Ready to see what this thing is all about? Apply here & i’ll be in touch: http://bit.ly/ContactKelsey

And no, don’t fill this out if you’re looking to make a quick buck– i’m looking for people that want to change lives while changing their own.

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Beachbody does not guarantee any sort of success or income. It’s earned.

Chicken Sausage Pasta & Homemade White Sauce

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Chicken Sausage Pasta with homemade white sauce

INGREDIENTS:

4 Chicken Sausage Links (Hot)

Whole Wheat Pasta

1 Zucchini (chopped)

2 cups fresh spinach chopped

1 cup plain greek yogurt

8 oz organic tomatoes (no salt added)

1/4 cup almond milk

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

Seasonings: Garlic Powder, Pepper

1 tbsp EVOO

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut up chicken sausage into small pieces, season with garlic powder and pepper. Use 1/2 tbsp EVOO- cook on skillet until finished (typically 5 min per side)
  2. While the chicken sausage is cooking, boil water and add in whole wheat noodles. Cook until noodles are finished.
  3. Remove chicken sausage from skillet. Add 1/2 tbsp EVOO- cook zucchini through. (Season if you wish) Remove zucchini– and heat spinach through. Put to side.
  4. FOR THE SAUCE: Combine 1 cup greek yogurt, almond milk, tomatoes, cheese, and seasonings into small pop and heat through.
  5. MEASURE OUT each ingredient in portion control containers. Assemble and enjoy!

I counted the above plate as 2 yellow, 1.5 red, 1 green, 1/2 blue.