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The Best Paleo Noodles Ever!!



When I decided to switch my diet and follow a Paleo plan I remember feeling a sadness that I was going to not be able to eat noodles!!! I love noodles. I mean I am half asian, noodles are kiiiinda in my blood! I got to searching on the internet for some paleo noodle options, and this is what I found! Sweet potato starch noodles! I was skeptical but I had to give them a shot! With the noodles, I made a whole chicken in my instant pot, I added the broth created from the chicken to a bowl, along with lots of lemon juice. I boiled the noodles and added them to my broth… it was outstanding!!I could not get enough of them. Being that I am pregnant carbs are an important macro to be consuming! Normally I would run to Shirataki noodles, but I wanted to eat something with carbs! This has 24 carbs in one serving




check these out and let me know what you think in the comments section!


Debt Free Thanks to Beachbody !

In 2008 I walked across the graduation stage and into a mountain of student debt. With my spending habits, and lack of a well paying job, there was no way I could cover the bills that were piling up at my apartment. I was also receiving collection letter after collection letter for the thousands I had put on credit and never paid. I thought everyone had to get into debt to make any sort of money! So I spent like crazy… sadly most of it went to the bar!

I was dodging phone calls left and right from debt collectors. At that point in my life I was sure I would never be debt free. I never thought I would be able to grow the life that I have always wanted while having to pay the mountains of debt I was in.

When Eric and I decided to get married I searched and searched for a way to tell him that he was about to marry into piles of debt. Luckily he loved me enough to say “we will work on this together.”

Cut to 2017, 4.5 years in as a Beachbody Coach and as of January 1st I am 100% Debt Free (with the exception of our house).

On January 1st I paid my very last installment to my student debt!!!

I AM FREEEEEEEE from the collections calls, the endless collection letters! This is debt my family will never have to see again! The feeling is absolutely surreal. When we made the final payment I wiped tears from my eyes. That debt haunted me for 8 years! It brought me so much turmoil and panic.

In the process I was able to improve my credit to a point where we were able to buy a new home (last year) with an amazing interest rate!

It is an incredible feeling to be debt free, and it is even more incredible to teach my daughter about the importance of staying away from spending more than she can afford. To be able to look at my daughter when she is older and tell her “I paid that all off” is a dream come true!

Because we work so hard!
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A Complete Test list for Holistic Approaching CURING Depression.

So many of you have asked me about Anxiety and Depression and what tests I have done to treat the cause of the symptoms rather than just bandage the symptoms! When I knew I was struggling with Depression and Anxiety again and my sleep was disrupted, I knew that something was wrong in my body. I was not sure what, but my body was out of balance. At first I thought I’d get away with just taking medication and just move on with my life. When my medication stopped working for me, thats when my red flags went up and I knew I had to begin fighting for my health and well being because I could not live the way I was feeling forever.

So I set out on a journey to better my health. For someone who works out every day, eats clean for the most part, it was shocking to me that I was so unhealthy. Something was wrong and I was determined to find out what it is. I linked arms with my wonderful Holistic Doctor and we began the journey of testing to uncover my root cause. So many people think that Depression is a disease! No its a sign, and symptom, a signal that something is not firing off right in your body.

So here is what we tested. Please feel free to ask me what each of these test do in case you are not understanding.

1. 24 Hour Cortisol test for Adrenal Fatigue. (I came back showing normal Cortisol levels)

2. for genetic mutations and variations that need to be supported through supplementation. (I have the variants MTHFR677. I am also a rapid metabolizer of medications)

3. Heavy metals toxicity test. (I cannot do this under after I have the baby.

4. Hair test to show vitamins and minerals. (I was very low in VIT D)

5. Food intolerance test. (intolerant of eggs and gluten)

6. The OATS test (this is a urine test that checks to see if you have low serotonin, norepinephrine, magnesium, Folate… and so on. ).
(waiting on results)

7. The stool test for parasites and bacteria.
(waiting on results)

6. Urine test for Molds in your body. .
(waiting on results)

7. TPO score to see if you have Hashimotos (antibodies being created to destroy thyroid. Your body should not be creating these antibodies. It is a sign that something is off in your gut.
(I tested positive for Hashimotos with a 800 score for TPO)

8. Levels of omega 3 and 6 in your body.
(waiting on results)

9. Candida and yeast test.
Tested Negative but showed that I have had it before and treated it (Thank you clean eating detox and Shakeology!)

10. The Lyme Disease test done through Igenix
(waiting on results)

11. The CD57 test to check for levels of toxicity in your body. (I tested with a low score for this which led me to the Lymes test and the Barr Epstein test.

12. The Barr Epstein test and the co infections test.
(waiting on results)

13. TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 tests for thyroids. Don’t just have your Doctor test TSH! (NOT optimal T3 levels. Not optimal TSH)

I know this is a lot and I am def not an expert, but I can tell you that there is a lot that can be uncovered from these tests, and if you are able to treat these issues, you may just treat the symptom of anxiety and Depression. I suggest grabbing the book The Ultra Mind Solution!! It has helped me to figure out what tests I needed to ask for and where I needed to start researching for treatment options. I am still on my mission as I am not symptom free! I hope this helps someone along the way work with a Holistic Doctor to run these tests and to see what the root cause may be!

Today I start FOLATE treatment with a medication called Enlyte as I tested for the MTHFR genetic variation. Enlyte has shown a 42% remission in test studies for Depression, Insomnia and anxiety!! So I am excited to have finally try this! Thanks to my Holistic doc… we are getting somewhere and my hopes are that I never deal with depression and anxiety ever again!

Good luck everyone
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What is Core De Force? Join the Test Group!


What is Core De Force?

What could you accomplish in just 30 days? How about getting into knockout shape — with a workout designed to help you drop serious weight, carve your entire core, and leave you feeling empowered!

CORE DE FORCE is the first program from our newest Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews. From strength training to dance to yoga, they’ve helped thousands get fit with all kinds of workouts. And they’ll be the first to tell you… if you want to transform your entire body and shed the belly fat, nothing beats CORE DE FORCE‘s mixed martial arts-style training.

Here’s how it works: each workout is broken into 3-minute “rounds” — just like a real boxing match. In those 3 minutes you’ll alternate between addictive Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai-inspired combinations, bodyweight training, and cardio spikes that kick your fat burn into overdrive. But all that punching and kicking doesn’t just burn calories. Each move, whether it’s a jab or a knee, is rotational, giving you a 360-degree core workout that will tighten up your entire midsection. All you have to do is hit it hard 3 minutes at a time and before you know it — you’re done!



Who is Core De Force For? Core De Force is for EVERYONE.  Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level in your fitness you can do this workout.  You will enjoy the challenge of taking the intensity higher to improve your cardio strength, speed and endurance.  Each MMA inspired workout has an optional move breakdown to help you get familiar with the combinations.  There is also a “modifier track”  so you can follow a split screen if you would like as well.

Core De Force also focuses on rotational moves which means you will work your core from 360 degrees every time you hit play. That is going to be awesome for all of us who really want to tone that trouble area!




How long are the workouts?  

The workouts are 30-45 minutes in length and you workout 6 days a week with a stretch on the 7th.  The workout program is 30 days in length.

There are 8 workouts in the program

MMA Speed- ∫ Upper body and core focused boxing influenced workout. (27 minutes)

MMA Shred- Muay Thai inspired elbow and kicks for total body shred. (37 minutes)

MMA Power- Uses explosive and defensive style movements in this fast paced cardio conditioning workout (47 minutes)

MMA Plyo- Core De Force is an MMA style home fitness program that will transform your entire body in 30 days.   When you combine boxing, Muay Thai and plyometrics in one workout you get a huge calorie burn and RESULTS. (47 minutes)

Power Sculpt- Total body burner that uses explosive power and interval training to lean and sculpt.  (37 minutes)

Dynamic Strength- Low on impact but high on intensity. (47 minutes)

Active Recovery- Recharge for the week ahead with this rest day that focuses on form and technique to help fight fatigue and sore muscles. (21 minutes)

Core De Force Relief- A quick 5 minutes stretch before bed session. (5 minutes)

Team Beachbody Exclusive MMA Mashup– All the best Core De Force moves in one workout.  (26 minutes)

Core Kinetics- A unique core workout inspired by Mixed Martial Arts movements.

5 minute Core on the Floor- the ultimate core finisher- 5 minute challenging plank movements that gets your abs on fire.

If you want to take your fitness to the next level after your 3o days you can get these 3 additional advanced workouts too:

Agility Strength- combines fast footwork drills with body weight resistance to help improve coordination and blast major calories.  (9 rounds- 37 minutes).

Agility Power- Grab your agility ladder and rip through multifunctional training that ignites every muscle and helps shred fat for serious definition (6 rounds-27 minutes).

MMA Kick Butt- This workout is meant to target your legs and butt with nonstop mix of powerful kicks and calorie burning conditioning spikes (9 rounds- 37 minutes).



Who should buy the program?
Anyone who wants to tighten up their midsection, carve a stronger core, and sculpt total-body definition. CORE DE FORCE is great for intermediate or advanced exercisers-or graduates of INSANITY MAX:30™, TurboFire®, or P90X®-but beginners and people who are looking for significant weight loss can follow the modifier and drop serious weight too.It’s also a great choice for people looking to try a workout inspired by mixed martial arts. Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews packed CORE DE FORCE with Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai moves that are both effective AND empowering. Those who want to see results fast will also love the program. The high-energy mix of combinations, bodyweight training, and cardio is designed to get you into knockout shape in 30 days.

 How much will Core De Force Cost?

The price of the program will vary. What I suggest is purchasing the challenge pack as that is the absolute best value! You will receive the program for a fraction when you purchase it as a challenge pack! The challenge pack will cost $140. It will include a 30 day supply of Shakeology, the full Core De Force program, as well as a meal guide to follow!

What are the Portion Control Eating Plan details?The Portion Control Eating Plan is not a recipe-based plan like other Beachbody nutrition plans. Here’s how it works: Start by calculating a calorie level based on starting weight. Next, find the calorie chart that corresponds with the calorie level. This will indicate the daily allotment of color-coded containers. From there, the Eating Plan shows a list of foods that can be eaten with each color-coded container. Then, just fill the containers with the foods from the list, up to the daily allotment of the containers. No required recipes. No required number of meals. No required foods or ingredients. If it fits in the container, it can be eaten!




These Jeans Do Not Define Me.



These are size 9 Jeans. This is not a story about how I used to wear these, got super fit and now wear a size 2-4. This is a story about a girl who over came the negative self talk in her head, got over her self, marched into the best Jean store in the mall and bought herself the size 9 she was afraid to buy. Hear me out!!

Six months ago I gave birth to my son who is now in heaven. Before that pregnancy I had lost 70 total LBS and went from a size 11 to a size 2 pant size. This in my head was a massive victory! For so long I let the number on the scale and the number on my jeans define me. I let it tell me how beautiful I was or was not. This was not intentional, but rather a subconscious way of thinking that has been instilled in me since being able to turn on the television and watch models talk about their size 0 jeans.

Through my last pregnancy I gained 40 LBS. Here I sit 6 months later pregnant with my 3rd baby! Yes that would be considered Irish twinning. I avoided buying jeans like the plague, but I wanted them so badly. I stayed in my leggings and baggy T-shirts and just yearned for the Jeans I really wanted to wear. What held me back? It was the fear of putting on any size higher than a size 4. I knew I was going to be a size higher than 4, and I didn’t want to face it. After all… I was letting the size of my Jeans define my beauty.

While shopping for our up coming leadership retreat I saw a clothing store with a pair of jeans hanging there. They were so so cute and I wanted to be able to wear them with all of my heart. As I stood there looking in the window at them I started to change my thoughts about myself.

“Anita, you know better. You know that the size of your pants do not define you. So what if you go up a size or 3 higher! You are so beautiful on the inside out. You are just as beautiful with a size up. You have curves, your body is doing incredible things by bringing life into this world. Go in there and buy those jeans you want and rock them with the self confidence you have built over the years.”

So I pulled my shoulders back, entered the store and asked for a 5,7, and a 9…

While biting my tongue, I try intensely to wiggle on the size 5 jeans. They barely make it over my calves. I then wiggle into the 7’s and they barely make it over my booty. I glide the size 9 jeans on like a perfect glove, and feel comfortable and confident.

The jeans looked amazing. Size 9 and all! I looked at myself in the mirror and said “You go girl. Look how far you have come. So what if these are 9’s… you rock those 9’s like a champ.” And with my self love in tact, I took my size 9’s to the counter and purchased them with pride.

Because the size of my pants do not define my beauty. The number on the scale says nothing about the beauty I have in my heart and my mind. Because the size of my booty does not negate the fact that I am a loving, kind, ambitious, Mother and Wife. These size 9 jeans reminded me of that and I am thankful!

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