Operation: Wedding Slimdown — The Beginning!

OperationSlimdown

I am beyond excited to share this post with you today.

Two of my good friends have made the jump to  GET HEALTHY!!!!! To maintain their privacy I will call them Tracy and Julie.

Tracy is getting married in a little over a year from now and Julie is her Maid of Honor! We have been talking for a little while about this but having the wedding getting closer lit a fire under their butts to get moving! I am totally thrilled for them.

Today was our first weigh-in and measurements! We calculated BMI, set short term and long term weight loss goals, discussed their workout schedule, and went over my Food Guideline Packet. (More about that and some other services in about a week or so 🙂 )

Tracy is at 207lbs and Julie is at 204 lbs. 

Long term goal: – 56lbs by early January

Short term goal: 8-10lbs per month (about 2-3 lbs per week)

They also made a great decision and starting Monday are going to be drinking Shakeology to replace one meal a day! With their particular Challenge Pack they also got 2 workouts : Hip Hop Abs and Rockin’ Body. Both are high cardio, fat-burning, ab sculpting workouts..and best of all THEY GET TO DANCE!!! They both love Zumba classes, so I figured this would be perfect for them.

Meal Plan: stick to the guidelines in the Food Guideline Packet + one cheat day per week + Shakeology one meal per day

Workout: Hip Hop Abs & Rockin’ Body

I am so pumped to monitor their progress, kick their butts, and watch them transform their lives and their health!

I am also excited to share their experience with you! Starting today, I will start giving you updates on their progress, struggles, and comments every Saturday after our weekly meeting.

Operation: Wedding Slimdown has begun! Stay tuned 😉

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Dancing backwards in high heels

Ah, there is really nothing like driving to Cape Cod blasting old school Kenny Chesney. Totally invigorating!Image

I went down to the Cape yesterday for a surprise dinner for my dad’s 60th. We had already done another party and a dinner with Frank Sinatra to celebrate, so he was floored when 8 of his old teaching buddies were there to surprise him at dinner! We went to the British Beer Company and sat in a private room that looked like a greenhouse! It was a great time with a lot of laughs! Who knew they had gluten-free pizza dough? Note to self for the next time I go visit 🙂

I came home early to get my food shopping done. It always makes me smile when I go to check out and my entire carriage is filled with produce and no junk! (Especially when the fellow in front of me has not one vegetable in his ;))

For dinner I was inspired to make a mexican summer salad!!!

ImageI feel silly writing out recipes for salads! So here is my ingredient list

Yummy Summer Mexican Salad:

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Purple Onion
  • Plum Tomatoes
  • Scallions
  • Cucumber
  • Corn
  • Black Beans
  • Avocado
  • Chili Powder
  • Balsamic Vinegar

I won’t share how many bowls I actually had 😉

Hope y’all had a fabulous weekend. Im going to watch some videos about all the success stories from my fellow coaches on my Beachbody Team!!!! With some popcorn of course !

Come Fly With Me

The other night my parents and I met at a restaurant in Taunton, MA called Benjamin’s for a biweekly Tuesdays with Sinatra night of music and dinner! My father LOVES Frank Sinatra and he is turning 60 this weekend!!!

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The concert lasted 3 hours and was absolutely amazing! The gentleman singing was Mike Dutra and he was Frank Sinatra! I was intrigued at how much he sounded like Sinatra and how his aura was so similar as well. A lot of couples, young and old, got up to dance during the concert. It was nice to see that some people still actually know how to dance and enjoy doing it too!

After dinner, while my dad was in the bathroom, I told the waitress he was turning 60 and asked if she could bring over a small cake or piece of one with a candle. I also tried to find out if Frank could sing happy birthday to my dad. She confirmed that she could bring over the cake, but since Frank had already taken his break she wasn’t sure if she could get to ask him. Fair enough right?

AHH but not more than 10 minutes later, Frank took another break! My mom and I still weren’t sure whether the waitress would be able to talk to him. But then 5 minutes into his break Frank got back on the stage. As the cake was being brought to the table, Frank turned off the recorded music, walked to the front of the table and sang Happy Birthday to my dad a capella. It was awesome. My dad was so happy, my mom was bawling, and I won’t deny it – I teared up a bit as well. It was such a nice family moment. It also reminds me how much small things can bring about so much happiness!

If only my dad knew what we have in store for him this weekend 😉