80 Day Obsession- Everything You Need to Know

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Here it is…the deets on the program that promises a flat stomach and round sculpted booty! The program that has literally made history and broken records in our company’s history, 80 Day Obsession! First…a little reminder and inspiration from some transformation pictures…the fruit from the labor of this program!

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INSAAAAAANE! Right?! Oh man, these photos get me SO STOKED to do this program in a few weeks! For those of you who don’t know, our team will be starting an 80 Day Challenge on March 12th! This means our ending day will be May 31st! Let me as you a question….

WHERE WILL YOU BE MAY 31ST?

Because, let me tell you something my friend! May 31st is going to come whether you like it or not, whether you decide to commit to a health & fitness program or waste your life away with nachos…either way, the days will pass and that day is going to come around. WHO YOU ARE on that day is 100% UP TO YOU! So, this is my formal invitation to you to join me and our team on this 80 day adventure to getting our best results EVERRRR!

Wondering what 80 Day Obsession is all about? Let me break down the facts for you!

Who is 80 Day Obsession For?

  • Those who want a leaner, firmer, more sculpted body
  • Anyone who wants tighter, stronger glutes that not only function properly and help you move better, but also look great!
  • Anyone who wants a program to help relieve back pain with a more defined midsection and stronger core.
  • Those who are ready for a complete lifestyle adjustment that will focus on innovative nutrition and extreme self care.
  • Fitness fans looking for an intense, comprehensive workout and nutrition program they can do at home

The good news? You still have time to get your mind right and your body ready for 80 Day Obsession. We have a ramp up group starting 2/26 to get our minds & bodies ready for this amazing program!

What Are the Workouts Like?

This is the FIRST Beachbody program to EVER have a new workout for each day! There are 80 unique workouts in three phases, and each workout has a particular focus — Booty, Total Body Core, AAA, Legs, Cardio Core, and Cardio Flow. Workouts range from 30-60 minutes 6-Days a week. This is not considered a beginner program. It is recommend you have a basic fitness level before attempting to do this program. There is a modifier if you are unable to do the strict exercise. Most of the program is considered low impact for those who have problems with high impact exercises on their joints.

What Equipment Will You Need for 80 Day Obsession?

You’ll need some dumbbells (light, medium, and heavy, depending on your fitness level), portion-control containers, strength slides, resistance loops, and a mat if you’re working out on a hard floor. All equipment, except dumbbells, are available for purchase. Containers, strength slides, & resistance loops are all included in your 80 Day Obsession Challenge Pack or Completion Pack!

What is the Nutrition Plan?

Revolutionary. Autumn is a true expert in getting our bodies insane results! She knew these results wouldn’t be possible without intentional nutrition. 80 Day Obsession uses a custom calculation to find each individual’s ideal calorie range to burn fat. They then take that meal plan they fit into and structure their meals using timed nutrition. You’ll be eating specific portions at specific times in correlation to your workout for maximum results. It sounds more complicated than it is. The STRUCTURE this program provides is insane! This is NOT a diet! It is so much more about structuring a healthy lifestyle that works for you!

What nutritional supplements do you recommend for 80 Day Obsession?

Because there’s never been an eating plan so specifically timed to maximize your results, both Shakeology and Beachbody Performance are important components of the 80 Day Obsession eating plans. Shakeology is an easy and delicious way to provide your body with the dense nutrition it craves every day for overall health. And Beachbody Performance provides targeted supplementation that’s ideal for giving your body what it needs at just the right times to help you get better results. Your eating plan explains exactly how and when to use each one for maximum benefits. For more information about these supplements, shoot me an email or visit the Shakeology or Beachbody Performance websites.

What Coaching & Support is Included?

For every person who participates in this challenge, in the beginning, I will do a 1:1 video call to customize their plan and go over any health imbalances, concerns, or questions. You will then be added to our ramp up group on Facebook to get you ready for our 3/12 launch date. We will be doing “A Little Obsessed” workouts leading up to 80 DO to physically prepare ourselves & practice our timed nutrition. Once it gets closer to our launch date, I will launch our Challenge Tracker App where you will track all your workouts & Shakeology drinks. You will have unlimited support throughout the entire program where you can ask any questions that may come up. There will be daily posts from your coaches in this app to help keep you inspired & motivated to give your all! I also will be giving away prizes throughout the challenge to keep your competitive juices flowing! We will start this challenge as a team and we will end this challenge as a team. That’s how we roll! 🙂

How Do I Get Started?

YAY! You want to join us! First, I need to get to know you a little better and what your goals are. Please complete this online application- Online Challenge Application.  Feel free to check out the THREE options for 80 Day Obsession Challenge Packs…

***THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 80 DAY CHALLENGE PACKS ARE $10 OFF!***


I can’t wait to talk with you! Feel free to email me at- TheHealthPatriot@Gmail.com or text me 209.840.0900. The DEADLINE to join our challenge is 3/5/18, but honestly, the sooner you get signed up the more prepared you’ll be come go time! I cannot wait to do this with you!!

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Love,

Your Coach Jessica

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Our Natural Birth Story

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Our sweet little babe made his arrival on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 12:37pm after a 6 hour labor. He weighed 7lbs 12 oz and was 20 3/4 inches of perfection!

Every birth story is unique and beautiful in it’s own way. This birth was so….weird for lack of a better term. 🙂 Let’s start at the beginning…

December 29th was my due date. I set myself up for frustration by having high expectations of an early birth. With my first pregnancy I was put on bed rest at 29 weeks pregnant because of preterm labor complications. He was born 2 days after his due date. With my history, I thought for sure, this baby would be early- no question about it! At 37 weeks pregnant I started to pick up my exercise intensity and started researching which natural remedies I wanted to use to help my body prepare for labor. 39 weeks hit. I was 60% effaced and dilated to about a 2. Baby was head down in my pelvis and ready to come out! So, I started some acupuncture treatments to help encourage my uterus along….40 weeks hit and I was a grumpy panda! I continued with acupuncture and homeopathic remedies. I was having sporadic contractions but they never turned into labor. 41 weeks hit…and I felt like I was going to be pregnant for forever! Physically, my body was holding up just fine, but mentally and emotionally, I was struggling!

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Tuesday morning, January 9, 2018 my husband woke me with a kiss good bye as he left for work at 0530. I noticed some slight contractions but I didn’t think anything of them since I had been having contractions off and on for a month at that point. I fell back asleep and they woke me up again at 0600, again I didn’t really think anything of them. At 0630 they were still there about every 10-15 minutes. At 0700 I decided to give my husband a heads up that they were continuing, but I didn’t let myself believe I was going into labor…I thought I was for sure going to be the first person in history to be pregnant for forever…ya, dramatic I know. Haha… At 0730 they were still there and about 8 minutes apart. I told the hubs it was time to come home just in case since my last labor was so fast (start to finish 4 hours). By the time he got home at 0800, I had already messaged my midwife, doula, and our birth photographer. Sorry if this is TMI…but you’ll have to get over it if you want to keep reading. 😉 Haha… By that time, I had some bloody show and lots of mucous when I went pee. Due to my history of fast labor, my midwife had me come in at 0830.

My contractions were every 5-8 minutes. Nothing too intense and nothing I couldn’t breathe through. I was full of smiles because this baby was FINALLY coming out of me!! I have to admit, when I got to our birth center (Side note…Sierra Natural Birth Center is AMAZING! It’s a house that was converted into a birth center with several birthing rooms with birthing tubs and neonatal/maternal “crash carts” available in case of emergencies) I have to admit, I felt a bit…weird. Other than my contractions that would come and go, I felt great! I was walking around, bouncing on the birthing ball, joking with my husband, doing squats…you name it. I asked my midwife to check me. I was already at 8cm dilated! Everyone was surprised…I didn’t feel like I had gone through tough enough labor to be at an 8!

About 1130 rolled around and I was getting frustrated that my labor didn’t feel like it was progressing. My contractions were staying at 5 minutes apart and were getting slightly stronger, but I was still walking around and having conversations between contractions. When I arrived, I peed in a cup and we found I was peeing ketones. This meant that my body was hungry. I forgot to eat in the craziness of the morning. I remember learning from my midwife that the uterus can get fatigued and labor can stop dead in it’s tracks if the body is hungry. We totally forgot to pack food! Thankfully I threw some Shakeology in my bag, so I downed a strawberry Shakeology. It was delicious! Immediately my contractions kicked up a knotch. I decided to get in the birthing tub to see if it would help my body relax so we could get this whole labor thing over with! Yes…that’s how my brain works. I’m incredibly impatient…haha.

I got into the warm water, which felt amazing. About 15 minutes in, they checked me again. I was at a 10! I was told to reach down because I could feel the babies head, he was so low! I was seriously shocked… My contractions never got any closer than about 5 minutes apart. I never felt the “urge” to push. I distinctly remember that overwhelming feeling with my first! I was told with my next contraction, if I wanted to, I could try and push. Mind you at this point, my water still hadn’t broken yet! So…I used those core muscles I had been working on strengthening for 2 years with the next contraction…and I felt a burst! WTF?! Did his head just pop off??? No…no…that was my water bag. Phew! What a bizarre feeling! The next push his head came out…then of course he turned weird and his shoulders got stuck…the next push was his shoulders and finally the rest of his body. Ouch…those shoulders! (Ok…you guys are going to laugh at me. You know that game, “Watch ya mouth” where people where those mouth pieces that stretch their mouth open?? Ya…that was exactly what I was thinking about when I was pushing his shoulders out…That’s how my hoo-ha felt! HA!) But FINALLY he was here!! And I got to hold him in my arms! He immediately latched on and started chowing down (and he hasn’t stopped eating constantly since that day!). We got to soak up those first minutes of his life together right there with him on my chest, my hubs right by my side without any other interruptions. It was such a beautiful moment. 6 hours of labor and I was finally at the end! <3

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We then decided it was time to move me to a bed for the next phase of birth…the placenta. This is where things got a bit…complicated. I was told with the next cramping I had to try to push to deliver the placenta. It took a few pushes and some assistance from my midwives, but it finally came out. And it was huge…I feel like it was twice the size of my first son’s. Placenta’s are SO BONKERS to me! It’s a disposable sack of nutrition to grow your baby that comes out of essentially no where! SO AMAZING! Anyways…so, placenta was delivered, daddy got to cut baby’s cord after it had stopped pulsating and all the blood from the cord went back into baby’s body, and I was soaking up my newborn. A few minutes later I felt a gush of blood…midwives checked me and massaged my uterus. That seemed to do the trick. Until 5 minutes later when I felt another gush… They checked me again, massaged my uterus and once again seemed fine. On the 3rd gush I felt, they decided to give me a shot of pitocin in the thigh. With the next gush, I had an IV started with IV fluids and PIT, and they had to go “digging”… ya…I know…to make sure there weren’t any clots or placental tissue causing the bleeding. In that moment I felt my midwife pull out 4 handful of clots & blood…that is when the nurse brain in me flipped on and started to be concerned. I had another shot of Methergine in my other quad, and another drug given to me elsewhere to help my uterus pull it together and clamp down. At this point, I had lost quite a bit of blood and due to the adrenaline, my body started shaking like I had the shivers. I wasn’t scared, I was concerned, but not super anxious. I felt super cold and I knew my poor husband was quite terrified although he held it together great. My next question was, “At what point do I need to go to the hospital?”At that point I had lost about 1300-1500 mL of blood.

My amazing midwives explained to me that we weren’t to that point yet. The clots that were removed seemed to do the trick. My uterus hadn’t efficiently contracted to get all the clots out and it was causing excess bleeding, but once they were removed, my body finally cooperated. Thankfully I had an incredible birthing team who knew exactly what to do to keep me safe.

The rest of the evening consisted of resting, EATING!, drinking beet juice, drinking BB Hydrate to restore my electrolytes, and soaking up our new little love. You were worth the wait baby Liam!


Many mama’s ask me what my “secrets” are to having a natural childbirth and getting through the pain. Here are some of the lessons I learned and tools that worked for me:

  • Fear=Pain and a longer labor. Do whatever you need to in order to feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed. Know that your body was created to give birth. Yes, it will hurt, but only for a short period of time.
  • Take each contraction as it comes. Get through one at a time and try not to think too far ahead into the future. Definitely don’t watch the clock. You need to be as relaxed as possible.
  • A doula is really great support for both mom and dad. They can be there to hold pressure points, get heat packs, massage, anything needed to get you through labor.
  • EAT something healthy & nutrition as soon as labor starts. You don’t want to end up with a fatigued uterus like I did! Or a fatigued mind & body for that matter! Shakeology was CLUTCH for me through labor!
  • Music is SO powerful to help keep your mind off the pain and in the zone. I listened to Lauren Daigle Pandora channel throughout our entire labor and it was incredibly helpful!
  • Do the best you can to minimize the people in the room. This is about YOU feeling as relaxed and comfortable as possible as you bring a tiny human earth side. Don’t feel bad if you need to ask family to stay in the waiting room.
  • HYDRATE yourself throughout labor. This is also very important to keep labor progressing. I chose to drink Hydrate from the Beachbody Performance Line throughout labor and that really helped me! It also gave me a great jump start on my milk supply! I will drink it all through nursing my baby.
  • Stay as active as possible throughout labor. It will really help you progress faster and it helps mentally to change strategies often unless you find something that is really working for you.
  • Heat packs helped me SO much with both of my labors. Use them on your belly or back, whatever provides more relief.
  • If you can relax in a tub during labor, it’s really awesome! It’s been known to be referred to as “nature’s epidural”.
  • Your MIND is the biggest obstacle in labor. Keep your eyes focused on holding your sweet baby in just a short amount of time. Talk to them through contractions. You and baby are a team to bring them earth side. <3
  • The one book I took the most from even though I didn’t necessarily follow everything in it was “Hypnobirthing” by Marie Mongan. I highly recommend the read!

For more photos, check out our album on FB.

Thank you for reading our story! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions on natural labor. <3

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2 New Amazing Challenges Coming Up!

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Can you believe it’s OCTOBER 15th?! We only have 2.5 months left of 2017!! That is so crazy to me!

Fall is my most favorite time of the year. I love the smells, the colors, the family time, the hot drinks and warm sweaters…The HOLIDAYS <3 .

We know the routine though….every year we go into this time of year without a plan. Every year between October and January, many Americans gain between 5-15 lbs and feel like CRAPOLA because of how they gorged themselves on those holiday months. Every year, those same people make new years resolutions to be better the next year, to hit the gym more, become vegan, go on a juice fast, go sugar free, blah blah..etc. Every year usually by January 15th, everyone is back to their old ways and are still carrying around that extra holiday weight.

SO…I’d like to propose a different strategy for this year! A strategy that DOES NOT include starvation, extreme workouts, hours at the gym, time away from family, gross diet bars, or deprivation. A plan that will actually help you LOSE up to 20 pounds from October-January!

I want to lead a select group of motivated individuals to finish this year stronger & healthier than we started it! We are in the final quarter of the game. We all know it doesn’t matter as much how you start a game, but more how you finish it. THIS is our time!

I will give you all the tools you need to feel better than you ever have by January 1, 2018. You will be given, meal plans, efficient and short workouts that you can do at home or the gym (your choice), a specific nutritional guide, an incredible nutritional supplement to help your body heal and regenerate from the inside out, AND most importantly, a TEAM to do it with. We all know all the tools are pointless unless we use them. This is where my coaching and our team’s accountability comes in clutch! We will do our best to keep you motivated and inspired every day!

Here’s the deal though…you need to jump in NOW! It takes 5-7 days to receive your challenge pack in the mail and we’re jumping in to our new programs SOON! As advertised above, you have TWO options to join us…

1* Clean Week Challenge:

  • This is for those of you who are not ready to jump in just quite yet. You will receive 1 week of Shakeology, 1 week of meal plans, 1 week of  30 minute workout plans, & 1 week of support! ALL for only $29.95! This gives you a great idea as to how our challenge groups run, what our programs are like, and how Shakeology makes you feel without any major commitment.
  • To join this Challenge with us, you MUST order your Clean Week Sampler Pack by Monday, October 16th. Here are your options:

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2* 21-Day Gratitude Challenge:

  • This is for those of you who are ready to jump in with us! Maybe you’ve seen the results that have come out of these programs already…maybe you’ve been watching our posts for a while and are ready to finally commit to becoming the best version of yourself…maybe you really struggle through the holidays and having a supportive community sounds like a Godsend to you…whatever your reason may be, you are ready to accept this 21-Day Challenge. I don’t know about you, but it seems like the season around the holidays is always so RUSHED. We RUSH to Thanksgiving and only take 10 seconds on the day of Thanksgiving to actually be thankful! I want to change it up this year. Starting October 30th, we’ll be doing a round of 21 Day Fix together and the theme throughout our 21 days is going to be GRATITUDE. How to truly appreciate our health, our bodies, our families, our LIVES! It’s going to be awesome!
  • To join this challenge with us, you’re in luck BECAUSE…the most popular and EPIC challenge pack ever created by Beachbody is on sale through the end of the year! You’ll need to purchase your challenge pack NO LATER THAN October 23rd. The Annual All Access Challenge Pack will give you EVERYTHING you need to be successful including:
    • 1 Month Supply of Shakeology + Shaker bottle
    • 1 YEAR unlimited On Demand Access to Beachbody On Demand which includes ALL Beachbody fitness programs, meal plans, recipe guides, recipe books, cooking shows, and nutritional guides ever created!
    • The Portion Fix Container system to help you eat your favorite foods in the perfect portions.
    • Our team support and unlimited health & fitness coaching for as long as you want to participate!
  • To order, simply click the following link- Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack

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One more important detail…PLEASE, if you decide to join us for either of these options or if you have any questions, shoot me an email at TheHealthPatriot@Gmail.com  So I can make sure you are added to our challenge and get all the support! This is an opportunity for you to take OWNERSHIP over your life and your future. What will you do with it?

I hope to be working with you soon!

Let’s Do This!

—Jessica

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9.11.13- When my World Crumbled…So it Could be Rebuilt Stronger

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Today, our country reflects and morns one of the most tragic days in American history. On September 11, 2001, international terrorists hit us through the heart when they hijacked four separate airplanes and drove them into some of our nation’s most prized buildings. This tragic day in history will never be forgotten.

What I am sharing with you today is a spec in comparison to the lives lost on this day 16 years ago. Nevertheless, on September 11th, 4 years ago, I was blindsided with my own life shattering news from the person who had vowed to love me forever.

Many of you may not know that at 26 years old, I carried around that bright scarlet letter of a divorced woman. After 4 years of marriage, my husband at the time decided he no longer wanted to be married to me and didn’t love me anymore. Nothing made sense. There was no reason I was given, no warning signs…I genuinely asked what I could do to change and make him happier…but nothing. I was determined to change his mind. I bought 7 different books on saving my marriage. I begged him to try marriage counseling with me. I did my own personal counseling. I paid extra close attention to every word I spoke, action I took, and attitude I had. I offered to forgive him if he did something wrong. I grasped at every straw I could find. In the end, there was nothing I could do to change his mind. He moved out and filed for a divorce.

In that moment, I remember begging for him to change his mind. I was begging and pleading for God to change his heart. I felt like I let EVERYONE down. Most of all, I felt like I let the Lord down. My whole life I had strived to be a pure woman of the Lord. I waited until I was married to have sex. I got married before I moved in with my husband. I preached purity and to be honest, may have judged those who were divorced without having any idea the path they walked and the pain they endured (I know…it’s horrible). HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN TO ME?? I remember crying all my tears out as I listened to worship music, begging God for an answer to such a confusing time. At that time in my life I lived in Manhattan, Kansas, which is half of a country away from all of my friends and family. I had no one. It was just me, my prayers, All things work together for good. Romans 8:28 - my favorite scripturemy tears, the wind, and the damaging words that kept running through my mind from my significant other…

…I’m just not attracted to you anymore.

…I just don’t love you.

…It’s not you, it’s me.

…I don’t want anything to do with all this “God” stuff anymore.

…I’m not happy and I want a divorce.

…I know I’ll never meet anyone like you, but I just don’t want to be married.

Quitting is not in me. My entire life I have fought against the odds to prove I could overcome any adversity put in my path. So, this…accepting failure in the one area I promised to stay true and faithful to…It was incredibly humbling to have a failure in this department of my life.

The papers were filed. I moved back to be with my family to try to figure out what the heck I was going to do with my life. And I truly believe I was given a supernatural gift. I learned through prayer, meditation, devotion, and wise counsel that there was true POWER in praising the Lord through the storm. It is 100% a choice and I recognized that and I praised my heart out even through the heart crushing pain I was experiencing. I KNEW God was going to turn this devistation into something beautiful. I KNEW what the devil intended for destruction, God could use for GOOD…so, so, so much good. But, I had to own my part and trust him each and every day. More than any time in my life, THIS is where my faith grew.

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After my divorce, I spent some time learning how to be independent again. I refocused on my priorities. i continued to study marriage. I was incredibly humbled and realized everyone has their story and their struggles. I’m not called to judge anyone, I’m called to LOVE everyone right where they’re at. The Lord healed my heart and made me a stronger woman than I had ever been. I knew I didn’t NEED another man in my life. I learned that in order for me to ever be in a strong, healthy, happy relationship, I would need to be independently strong and confident and so would he. If we weren’t, we would drain eachother…how many times do we see this happen in relationships around us?

When I least expected it, my true Mr. Forever came into my life. If you’ve been following our story at all, our love just oozes out of us. I know…barf, right?! Haha…But truly, I never imagined having a marriage, a family, children, and in-laws as amazing as I currently have. I am TRULY blessed. <3 What’s even more beautiful about our story is that he endured a grueling divorce a few years before mine. We both knew the pain, we reflected on the healing process, we valued the same traits in marriage, and the Lord used our stories to help each other heal. If one of us hadn’t gone through that experience, I can genuinely say we wouldn’t be married to each other right now. We both agree, we would go through the pain again if we knew it would get us to where we are now with each other.


12983795_898972694994_7523538941424171227_oI share this with you guys, not to brag or pretend like I have it all together. I share this with you because I know what it’s like to be in the darkest moment of your life when everything around you crumbles and you don’t even know how to breathe. Life is not always and has not always been sunshine and rainbows for me and my family. According to our culture, I should have “daddy issues” because my father was killed by a drunk driver when I was 11. I shouldn’t be walking because that same drunk driver crushed my entire left leg and left me on life support. I should have abandonment issues, commitment issues, trust issues and hate all men. I should have intense self esteem issues (not that I don’t struggle in this area from time to time) from the words my ex husband told me about not being skinny or attractive enough.

You know what though guys, what a waste of life that would be! WHY in the WORLD would I want to spend my days in that darkness believing those lies? God gave me the strength and perception to chose a different path. I realized that my story was no close to ending when I thought it was. In fact, it was the beginning of something more beautiful than I could ever imagine.

If you’re going through a hardship in your life that you didn’t see coming, if you made mistakes that lead you down a dark and lonely road, if you were crushed by those who are supposed to love you most…I PROMISE YOU, your story is not over. You have 100% control over your perception of your situation and your reaction to it. There is POWER in PRAISING the Lord through your darkness. There is POWER in being able to say, “I’ve been there, I feel you, I see your pain and I will walk with you through this”. Your life is not even close to over. You were put here for a purpose. People NEED to hear your story.

I now get to encourage many people from close friends of mine to complete strangers who are struggling in hardships. I am so thankful for the valuable lessons I’ve learned because I’m able to connect on a deeper level with every person I work with in my health & fitness coaching business. I’m able to talk about and teach on the power of mindset and perception. And every morning I get to wake up next to a man who I love more than I thought humanly possible while our second son kicks me in my belly and our firstborn snuggles in between us. This life…this BEAUTIFUL life wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t walk through my own darkest valley.

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August: Honoring First Responders- Military, LEO, Fire, EMS, Medical

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Happy Friday!

I am SO excited about the announcement I’m about to share with you guys! If you don’t know my husband and I personally, we are both “first responders” in our community and we have a huge passion to support those who are on the front lines to protect and serve the rest of us.

We were talking a couple weeks ago about ways we could support the men and women we both work with and others in our field. Then it hit us… we are dedicating the entire month of August to supporting all first responders. This includes:

  • MILITARY: Active or Veteran
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT: All Branches
  • FIRE
  • EMS: All Emergency Medical Services including licensed nurses, EMT’s, Paramedics, and Physicians

If you are in one of these public service positions, first, let me just say how much we appreciate you and your desire to be a positive contribution to our society. Countless lives are saved because of YOU and your dedication.

We know there’s nothing we can do to equate your level of service and many times sacrifice, but we would like to give back in your honor. So, we decided to do so in the way we know how. Through investing in you and helping you become the strongest, healthiest, happiest version of yourself.

You all know that many times your life depends on your agility, strength, and quality of health. In Law Enforcement, you are put in situations where if you’re not stronger, faster, and more capable than the bad guy, things could go wrong real quick. In the medical field, if you aren’t taking care of your core strength, stress management, and immune health, it’s only a matter of time before you get physically hurt on the job or deteriorate on the inside because you have nothing less to give. In Fire, you go through rigorous training to make sure you can outsmart and out run a fire. If you are severely overweight and in poor health, you’re going to put yourself and your entire crew in danger. All of you Military bad asses, you know and see how this impacts you in so many ways. Not to mention, many of you see and experience things that no one in the whole world could ever even begin to imagine. STRESS is huge for you…learning how to manage it and keep your body strong is a true game changer for you AND your family.

As you can see…our internal and external health is EVERYTHING in our jobs. Unfortunately though, most people in these positions don’t prioritize it. STRESS gets the most of us and stress eating, stress drinking, sugar addiction all trump hitting the gym and eating clean.

We don’t want this trend to continue! We care about you guys. We care about your families! And we want to get stronger together! So, here is what we’re doing this month…

For anyone who is a first responder, if you join our team this month with the Annual All Access Challenge Pack (which is highly discounted right now), we will do two things for you:

1- YOU GET AN EPIC FREE GIFT! You get your choice of either a SUPER awesome Team Shirt…

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These incredibly comfortable cotton shirts are a favorite among the LEO community! Our team logo is on the front, the American flag is on the right shoulder with a thin blue line in the stripes, our new team hash tag taken from my husband’s time training in Special Forces in the military “NFQ” (Never F-ing Quit) 🙂 , and the back has Romans 13:4 “For He is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the  wrongdoer.”

All of our Law Enforcement friends love these shirts as their undershirts. They say they’re some of the most comfortable shirts they’ve ever worn!

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An Exclusive Beachbody PT Sandbag…

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Maximize your workouts with weighted resistance
The PT (Physical Training) Sandbag adds an extra level of resistance—up to 20 pounds—to your workouts so you can push your strength, stability, and endurance to the next level. It’s the perfect training tool to help sculpt your upper and lower body by incorporating weighted resistance into your routines.

Versatile and easy to use, the PT Sandbag allows you to change the level of resistance easily by adding or removing sand. Since you can vary the weight, the PT Sandbag is more portable and convenient than a set of dumbbells. To use, just grab the sturdy handles, lift, and perform muscle-sculpting exercises like lunges with greater intensity. You can immediately feel the weighted resistance increasing your calorie burn and maximizing the effectiveness of each workout.

Special Features

  • Adjustable weight—up to 20 pounds (sand not included)

  • Sturdy handles provide a comfortable grip

  • Made of durable, tear-resistant fabric

  • Secure Velcro® closure locks sand in place


2- A portion of the proceeds from your challenge pack purchase will be donated to the Hope for Heroes Foundation, which supports those injured in the line of duty and helps them continue to have a fulfilling life. Awesome, right?!

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I’m SO excited about the lives we will impact this month! Both YOURS and the individuals at the Hope for Heroes foundation!

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1- You have a HUGE opportunity this month to get our most popular and powerful challenge pack, the Annual All Access Pass Challenge Pack, at a highly discounted price! After this month, it will return to it’s regular price. This includes EVERYTHING you’ll need to get phenomenal results! With this challenge pack, you’ll receive:beachbody-all-access-on-demand

  • 1 Bag of Shakeology- flavor of your choice (30-Day Supply)
  • 1- Set Portion Fix Container System
  • 1 Entire YEAR access to Beachbody On Demand with access to EVERY SINGLE Beachbody fitness Program, nutritional guide, meal plan, shopping list, and recipe book ever created. Accessible from any smart device!
  • My health & fitness coaching FREE while you’re a member.
  • Our exclusive team membership with access to ALL challenge groups, team prizes, accountability, and contests FREE.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

To take advantage of this promotion, click HERE to place your order!

If you’d like to know about the upgraded version to this challenge pack, which includes a 3-Day Refresh cleanse to kickstart your metabolism and results, shoot me an email at thehealthpatriot@gmail.com and I’ll send you details. 🙂

***Note, if you already have a Beachbody account from before and would like to join our team, please email me before placing your order so I can make sure your account is set up correctly.

2- After you place your order, make sure you email me at TheHealthPatriot@gmail.com to let me know you placed your order and tell me which free gift option you would like!

3- Decide which challenge you’d like to join this month! We have 2 different opportunities in August…

  • August 14th- 21 Day Challenge! Includes short workouts, a structured meal plan, and Shakeology.
  • August 21st- Our second ever Shakeology Test Group! This includes drinking 2 servings of Shakeology each day for 2 weeks. No modification to diet or exercise needed. You get to see for yourself the difference you’ll feel in drinking Shakeology alone. For more information on the powerful effects of Shakeology, check out our info here. 

If you have ANY questions at all, feel free to contact me at TheHealthPatriot@gmail.com.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Pregnancy after Miscarriage…

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For those of you who haven’t heard…I’m growing another tiny human!!! We’re officially 11 weeks and we couldn’t be more excited! Announcing the news to everyone was both exciting and scary for me…

You see, my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our last baby right before Christmas 2016. We were ELATED! Our due date was going to be in August. We were dreaming of our two babies playing together in the summer and fall and already re-arranging the nursery in our minds. Our incredibly full hearts…broke a month later when we found out our precious little one was no longer growing and had no heartbeat. For our full story, click here- baby-grower.com/2017/01/14/the-silent-struggle-our-story-of-miscarriage/ To summarize, it was one of the most difficult things either of us had been through, emotionally, mentally, physically for me, and spiritually. We knew though, that we had so much to be thankful for and we had to keep taking steps forward one day at a time. While we will never forget our second baby, we have come to peace that they are with Jesus and we will see him or her one day again.

Fast forward to now…just a handful of months later and we have a healthy growing little babe making my pants too tight, making me crave weird foods, and kicking my butt! While usually pregnancy is full of JOY, EXCITEMENT, and positive thoughts of the future, I’m not going to lie…it’s been a struggle for me. I explained it one day as feeling like I have “PTSD” from my last pregnancy. I vividly remember the ultrasound that revealed no baby, the cold room we waited in for the final diagnosis, the blood draws, the tears…oh the thousands of tears. I remember the pills I had to take to help my body “process” the remaining fetal tissue and placenta…the cramps, the blood, the clots, the tears… I felt “unwomanly”. I felt like I failed even though I didn’t know what happened. I was angry, devastated, confused. Going through something like that is hard to recover fully from. And to be honest, it’s hard to forget.

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This was the TEXT I sent my husband the night I found out by surprise that we were pregnant again!

It was really hard for me to be 100% excited when we found out we were pregnant again. We didn’t tell anyone, not even our families until we had multiple blood tests to confirm, and even then I hesitated. It was a protective mechanism. If I’m not super excited about this pregnancy and I just treat it like an every day ordinary occurrence, it won’t hurt as bad if/when we lose it. Now, I obviously know this isn’t the healthiest mindset to have, but it was my reality. I prayed through this, WE prayed through this. My husband and I shared our fears and concerns with each other as well as our excitements. I am SO blessed to have such an incredible man to keep me accountable in my mindset. He is always there for me whether I need someone to listen or someone to snap me out of my negative nancy attitude. So thankful for Him.

Then the day for our ultrasound came….I was nervous ALL. DAY. I kept preparing myself for the worst…Our first ultrasound with our last baby was when everything fell apart. I will never forget that day down to the smallest detail. So, sitting in a similar room under similar circumstances…was incredibly scary for me.

The ultrasound tech was sweet with the nicest smile. “Congratulations on your baby you guys! Now, let’s get some pictures of your little nugget, shall we?” She tells us as I lie down on the table and she squirts the warm jelly on my slightly rounded belly. My eyes were fixed on the monitor. I knew what I was looking for… The monitor lights up, my husband is tightly squeezing my left hand as we watch… and we all get the biggest smile on our faces when we see our little bambino waving it’s arms around and it’s perfect beautiful little heart beating away at a strong 170 beats per minute.FullSizeRender(1)

I CAN BREATHE AGAIN… This was the FIRST time I let myself TRULY get excited about this pregnancy. “We’re having a baby!!!” A giddily say to my hubs! He smiles and nods. We were so relieved that we were looking at our sweet rainbow baby. <3

I share this story with you guys because going through a miscarriage gave me such a different and real perspective into infertility issues. I felt the pain nearly 50% of women go through in their pregnancy difficulties. Unfortunately, for many people it’s considered a taboo topic…It’s such an intimate, unexplainable heartache that most don’t even know how to talk about it. How can you love something so much and be so heartbroken when it’s taken away when it was the size of a sesame seed or a green pea and only existed for a month or two? The pain… it’s very REAL. The struggle…sometimes lifelong. And the healthy babies that come after…they’re AWESOME! BUT…even those pregnancies are a growing process for the mama and papa who are learning to be excited again, how to love their angel baby, hold onto their memory, and let it be so they can process and be engaged in preparation for the next to come.

For any of you mama’s out there who cry with every pregnancy announcement you see, waiting for when it will be your turn…For those of you struggling and who have been struggling for years with infertility…for those of you who have angel babies in heaven and know this pain all too well. My heart goes out to you. You are STRONG. You are BEAUTIFUL. You are SO LOVED By your Creator. Every tear you’ve cried has been counted. Your story MATTERS. I can’t tell you why these things happen. I know there are no words I can say to make your pain go away. But I do know that we have a God who unconditionally loves each and every one of us, who cries when we cry and will move heaven and earth for His relationship with You. Trust Him, seek comfort from Him, and love Him. Watch as He turns your story of devastation into something more beautiful and powerful than you could ever dream of.

And as for you baby #3 growing like a weed inside of me. I love you so much and cannot wait to meet you and spend forever being your mama. 🙂

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Operation: Make Your Pants Loose- Starting May 1st!

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Pants went from muffin top status to I need a belt status in a little over a month!

Ha…you loved that title didn’t you… that’s the only reason you opened this blog post…wasn’t it! 🙂 Lol…

Ok, so for real, I am going to be doing another 30-day challenge for all of you who missed out on April’s!

Here are the details:

  • Dates- 30 days May 1- May 30
  • Challenge Requirements:
    • Drink Shakeology every day
    • Do any Beachbody program 6-7 Days/Week- It is HIGHLY encouraged to make 1-2 of those days a Beachbody Yoga routine
    • Follow the 21 Day Fix personalized meal plan
  • Accountability Challenge:
    • There are two ways you can participate in our team accountability challenge- via our private Facebook group or via the My Challenge Tracker App (or both).
    • Of COURSE there is a prize involved, but you’ll have to work for it! At the end of our challenge, we’ll be doing a raffle for a Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System! You have the potential of earning a total of 30 raffle tickets in the entire challenge. Each day you post a picture of BOTH your Shakeology shake AND your post workout “selfie” proving you did both, you will earn yourself a raffle ticket.

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  • Membership Requirements:
    • In order to make everything fair across the bored, we have a few requirements to participate. If you’re registered as a Beachbody coach, your account must be in active status. If you’re registered as a customer, you must have an active Shakeology home direct order.
    • You must be on our “Team”. If your coach is not affiliated with Team Health Patriots, I’m sorry but you will have to join your own coach’s challenge group.

Ready to get started???

Here is how to join us…

  1. Option 1- If you are currently a member of our team, make sure you meet the membership requirements then reach out to your personal coach to add you to our accountability group.
  2. Option 2- If you are NOT currently a member of our team, but would like to be, let’s get you registered! You have two options, you can register as a regular customer or as a coach. If you’d like to know more about the “discount coach” option, click here. Once you take a look at those options, if you’d like to register as a coach, email or text me asap. Email-Thehealthpatriot@gmail.com or 209-840-0900.
  3. Option 3- If you’d like to register as a regular customer, you’re going to want to do so with Beachbody’s insane sale this month in the All Access Challenge Pack. This challenge pack has absolutely everything you’ll need for amazing success!  Click this link to see all the details. Once you click this link, you can follow through with your purchase. It will ask you to register. Under coach sponsor, make sure it says my name or you won’t be added to our team. You can use my email: thehealthpatriot@gmail.com . 🙂

 

Once your registration is complete, you’ll receive a welcome email (for all our new peeps!) and you’ll be added to the May Challenge group so you can start getting ready for our challenge! I’m SUPER stoked about this you guys!

Where will you be June 1st? The time will pass regardless, how you’ll feel, how lean, strong, slim, & healthy you’ll be is up to no one else but YOU!

 

Remember, you MUST REGISTER NO LATER THAN

APRIL 23RD! 🙂

Talk to you soon! You’re awesome!

~ The Health Patriot

 

P>S…Here’s some added inspiration!

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THIS COULD TOTALLY BE YOU!!!!

YOUR TIME IS NOW! LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER!

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RESET & RESTORE with Ultimate Reset & Yoga Retreat!

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I am currently in week 6 of my second round with 22 Minute Hard Corps 8 week program. I am LOVING it even more this time around as I feel my muscles getting stronger and leaner with each week! I can’t believe I only have 2 weeks left! It’s time for me to start thinking about what I want to do next once this program ends. I’ve been going back and forth between a few amazing programs Beachbody offers such as Hammer & Chisel, 21 Day Fix Extreme, or Country Heat. All of them look so amazing!Image result for beachbody yoga retreat

 

After taking some time to think about it, pray about it, and reflect on what my body really needs, I’ve decided to take advantage of the FREE program for Club On Demand members, 3-Week Yoga Retreat. My body is craving some de-stress yoga time in the midst of how crazy it has been! I’ve decided to combine this yoga retreat with THE most powerful program/tool, Beachbody has to offer… The Ultimate Reset.

I couldn’t just keep this amazing 3-week adventure to awesomeness to myself, so I HAD to share it with you! Whose game to join me???

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Here are some more details on the Ultimate Reset…

What is the Ultimate Reset?     
Ultimate Reset is a 21-day program that gently helps restore the body to its “factory settings” while maximizing energy production and nutrient retention. Ultimate Reset is a program designed to get the body in top shape internally, just as a fitness program gets the body in top shape externally. Users looking to restore energy, boost moods, and maximize health can dramatically improve the way they feel and function.

 

Who should do the Ultimate Reset program?
Anyone looking to restore energy, lose weight, and maximize health! Whether users have been struggling with their health, food cravings, weight, or even just experiencing low energy and feeling sluggish, in just 3 weeks anyone can dramatically improve the way they feel and function.

 

In what situations should a user consult their physicians before starting?
Users should consult their physicians if they are using prescribed medication, have food allergies, or have specific recurring health issues.

NUTRITION & MEALS
Will participants eat while on the Reset meal plan? Yes. 3 filling, healthy meals every day.
Where is the macro nutrient break down of the meal plan? Once purchased, the participant portal has the breakdown by recipe.
What is the estimated daily calorie intake while on the Reset? Week 1: 1400-1600 calories. Week 2-3: 1200-1400 calories.
Prior to purchasing, is a shopping list available? Yes. Visit the Ultimate Reset Facebook fan-page.
Is there a condensed meal plan & shopping list available? Yes. Please use the Reset in a Crunch guide.
Does the meal plan included gluten free options? Most recipes are gluten free, and I can help you with any specialty diet concern you have.
Does the meal plan include vegan & vegetarian options? Yes. The guidebook details the specific options & meals available.
Why is distilled water required? It has a perfect pH balance because it contains no minerals.
Why is Mineralize added to the distilled water? It creates a balance of macro & trace minerals needed for the Reset.
Why is Himalayan salt recommended over sea salt? It has more benefits: minimal processing & contains up to 84 minerals.
Can Shakeology be taken daily while on the Reset? Yes. Vegan Shakeology is recommended as a part of the Reset.
Where can tips & advice not included in the guide be found? Facebook Groups and Team Beachbody Message Boards provide tips.
If a user cheats or misses a week on the program what happens? Results will vary. Visit the Team Beachbody Message Boards for advice.

Check out these amazing before & after results from this program!

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AMAZING RIGHT?!?! If you are looking to push the “RESET” button on your health and would like an extra boost to catapult you into the best shape you’ve been in, in your life, I’d love to invite you on this journey with me! Email me today at TheHealthPatriot@Gmail.com for current promotions, to get the 3-week Yoga Retreat FREE, and we can talk about your goals and how I can help achieve those goals!

 

Let’s Do This,

–The Health Patriot

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FREE- 22MHC INFO VIDEO CALL

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Heeeyo!!!!
I’ve had LOTS of questions about my experience with this awesome program- 22 Minute Hard Corps- Especially, because I’m starting another challenge group on May 9th! I want to give you a chance to talk to me personally about my experience and ask me any questions you may have specifically about what this program could be for YOU. SO- Tomorrow, Sunday, MAY 1st, I’m going to host a quick video conference call at 1400 (2pm) PST to go over the ins & outs and exclusive tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way! Be there! Woohoo! Details below…

Topic: 22 Minute Hard Corps 411 call
Time: May 1, 2016 2:00 PM (GMT-7:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada)Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/535934663

Or iPhone one-tap: 16465687788,535934663# or 14157629988,535934663#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll) or +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 535 934 663
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference…

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SONORA HEALTH CLASS TOMMORROW!

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Hey Everyone!

I’m SO sorry this is last minute, but I wanted to make sure you all know that tomorrow at 1pm I will be speaking for FREE in Sonora, CA!

It’s off of Tuolumne Road in the Warehouses. Because I don’t know what address to give you, here are general directions…

Turning off of Tuolumne Rd. or Standard Rd. (depending on which way you’re coming), into the warehouse/storage area, you will see a road turning into the warehouses that has a sign advertising dance. Once you turn in there, it will vear to the right and you will see a large Century 21 sign advertising a building for sale. Turn left at that sign and then the immediate right. You will see lots of cars and the warehouse that we are in will be on the right.

PHEW! Did you get all that?? 🙂 Just incase you didn’t you can text me at 785-477-4988.

 

WHAT WILL I BE TALKING ABOUT???

This will be a very unique class/discussion where I want to highly encourage dialogue and question asking. I am going to be talking about some of the most important things you can do for general health, including:

  • DIGESTIVE HEALTH
  • IMMUNE HEALTH
  • HORMONE BALANCE
  • WEIGHT LOSS
  • ENERGY
  • CANCER PREVENTION

 

Great, right?!

I really hope to see you all there!!!!

 

FOR ALL INFO GO TO OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE!

 

-JESS

 

 

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