November Specials- EMPOWERING FAMILIES

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Happy Monday!

I’m super excited for today’s blog post and the new announcements I have for you about this month! Many of you know, family is a HUGE passion of mine. Every aspect of it… I love talking about challenging and helpful topics related to marriage, pregnancy, raising health children, nutrition, vaccinations, immune boosters, stress management, relationships, meal planning, playing together, all of the above… So, the fact that this month’s focus is on EMPOWERING FAMILIES is right up my alley! There are two specific promotions & specials I have for you this month and I’m equally excited about BOTH!

Here’s a breakdown…

1- TONY HORTON’S REVOLUTIONARY FAMILY PROGRAM- DOUBLE TIME

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I’ve been SO excited about the launch of this program since it was announced at Summit in July! Legendary Tony Horton has created a family oriented home fitness program & nutritional guide loaded with family friendly recipes, shopping lists, & personalized guides! AHHHH!!!! SOOO STOKED! SO many families are going to benefit from this program! Tony’s intention with this program was to get both kids and parents to put DOWN their cell phones and engage with each other in person! Don’t you LOVE that?! AND of course…it’s on sale! Even better!

For those of you who have been on the fence about joining our team, there has never been a better time! You can join now with this new challenge pack! It includes:

  • Your first month’s supply of Shakeology
  • The entire Portion Fix container system
  • An entire YEAR of access to Beachbody On Demand with ALL Beachbody programs ever created
  • Access to the digital version of Double Time
  • PLUS a free shaker bottle & Buddy ball to complete all your workouts!

In addition to all these goodies, you will be added to our exclusive team Facebook page where we keep each other accountable, ask questions, share recipes, tips, ideas, & enjoy a TEAM environment where we’re all living busy crazy lives, but are dedicated to becoming better versions of ourselves.

To take advantage of this month’s amazing sale, you can purchase your challenge pack here-

-Double Time Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand & Shakeology Challenge Pack

Check out the program for yourself!


2- Launch of “The Empowered Family Project”

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THIS has been on my heart for a while and has turned into a passion project of mine. The Empowered Family Project is an online community created to help support and empower families from all over the globe to live healthy lives-body, mind, & soul. So many parents struggle with how to raise healthy children. It is evident in today’s health statistics. In America, 1 in 3 children are overweight. Childhood diabetes, obesity, and other lifestyle diseases are dramatically rising with each year.

THIS HAS TO STOP.

The best way…the ONLY way we can create positive change is to empower households across America with the tools they need in order to create healthy lifestyle habits as a family. This is a free group. No sales pitch, no requirements to join. It is the beginning of a movement and all who share this passion of mine are welcome to join. Request to join here- https://www.facebook.com/groups/372671173184508/. Together, we truly can change the world, but it has to start in our homes.


There you have it! 2 simple & powerful options for you to have an impact in your family and ultimately your world. How will you choose to end 2017? Will you take advantage of these opportunities for you and your family now? Or will you wait until a diagnosis creeps into your family before you wake up to how critical your investment in yourself is? Tough questions…but necessary.

I’m here if you have any questions! I look forward to speaking with you!

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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.

Owning your story is the bravest thing you will ever do. - Brené Brown livelifehappy.com

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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Back to Fitness Challenge!- LAST DAY TO REGISTER!

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HEEEEEEY ALL YOU PARENTS OUT THERE!

Kids are back in school and you have somewhat of a routine back in place! Woohoo! Routines can be amazing because they create habits. Habits are what create positive or negative results in our lives.

Even Aristotle felt pretty strongly about habits… “We  are what we repeatedly do”.- Aristotle.

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Here’s the deal…we’ve put together an incredible challenge for you guys that I will be leading along with another top notch coach on our team who has gotten some INCREDIBLE results herself! We’re combining our resources to bring you everything you need to keep you inspired, motivated, and prepared to get insane results in just 3 weeks.

If you’re looking for a catch…here it is… Results will ONLY come to the people who ACTUALLY FOLLOW THE PROGRAM. Sorry…you can’t buy the program and sit on the couch for 21 days eating oreo’s and get pissed at us when you didn’t lose an inch. Yes…it’s happened.

We’re not going to be asking you to eat cardboard, ice burg lettuce, and a billion gallons of water while spending 3 hours a day in the gym…so relax. 🙂 We would never ask you to do something we wouldn’t do! We are super swamped busy parents just like many of you. I have enough difficulty finding enough time to shave both legs at the same time many times, so I PROMISE you, if I can find the time to do these programs, so can you! 🙂

I know many of you are wondering, so let me give you a snapshot into what a challenge group entails…

 A Beachbody Challenge Group is a group of people who have committed to getting healthy by participating in a Beachbody workout program. Through fitness, nutrition, Shakeology supplementation and peer support and accountability, a Beachbody Challenge Group and the Challenge Group Leader play a key role in helping group participants achieve their goals.

There are 3 parts to our 21-Day Challenge:

  • Shakeology: Pick your flavor and drink it each day. You can simply mix it with water and have it as a snack replacement or blend it with some fruit, ice, coconut milk, and almond butter and make it a meal replacement. One scoop of Shakeology = 1 red or 1 protein serving on your meal plan.
  • Nutrition: Most people in the group decide to follow the 21 Day Fix meal plan, which is incredibly simple to follow with flexibility to allow you to choose the foods you prefer within different categories. This meal plan focuses on eating the right portions of the right kinds of foods. Your challenge pack comes with the Portion Fix Container System which is fantastic in helping you measure out your foods for each day. No calorie counting or eating cardboard wafers on this plan! 🙂 We even have an allowance for beer, wine, & chocolate! 🙂
  • Fitness: Obviously, exercise is key to feeling your best. We are all starting at different places in our journey. Some are crossfit champions while others have over 100 lbs. to lose. The beauty of our programs is that we can customize it for EVERYONE! With Beachbody on Demand, you’ll have access to over 600+ programs at your fingertips! I, as your coach will help you choose the best program for you. You can stick to one program such as 21 Day Fix or 22 Minute Hard Corps, or you can switch it up each day. For me, being a busy working mom, I like to stick to the workouts in the 20 minute time frame. I’ll mix it up between 22 minute hard corps, 3 week yoga retreat, T25, and the first week of Shift Shop! I LOVE the variability and the results I get in such a short period of time!

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Motivation, Prizes, & Accountability

With this upcoming challenge group, we’re bringing the BIGGEST PRIZE EVER to the table for all participants! We’re going to be giving away a FREE SAMSUNG GALAXY TABLET! The prize will go to the biggest internal & external transformation in 21 days. Details will be shared to participants.

We keep each other motivated and accountable through our exclusive Challenge Tracker App! With this app on your smartphone, you can track your before and after pictures, your measurements, workouts, Shakeology, and more! You will have daily posts from your team leaders to keep you inspired, motivated, and give you tips along the way such as delicious recipes and tips to expedite your results.

When individuals finish these challenges, they always say the most powerful part of the program was the challenge group and accountability. It is much easier to make lifestyle changes on your own. When you know you’re not alone and other people are doing this with you, it makes the journey much more enjoyable!


–HOW TO GET STARTED–

Here’s the deal. In order to join this challenge and take advantage of the crazy promotions we have going on this month, you have to purchase your challenge pack TODAY. Tuesday is the PERFECT day to take this first step towards a healthier, happier, stronger future for yourself, don’t you think? 🙂 Here is what to do next…

  1. BUY YOUR DISCOUNTED CHALLENGE PACK BY CLICKING THE BUTTON!  do-button-three-dimensional-illustration-red-word-43189276
  2. Email me at TheHealthPatriot@Gmail.com to confirm your order and registration with our team. I will then add you to our upcoming challenge group!
  3. Sit back, smile, and get EXCITED about what’s about to come your way! I look forward to working with you!

IT’S YOUR TURN FOR A TRANSFORMATION STORY!

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FINAL DAYS OF OUR BIGGEST SALE & A 9/4 CHALLENGE TO KICK YOUR BUTT INTO SHAPE!

IMG_4480Summer is coming to an end, the kids are back in school, your routine is starting to form again and you’re feeling bloated from those last minute vacation indulgences. It’s time for you to get into your OWN healthy routine! The quality of your life literally depends on it!

It’s official! We’re in the FINAL DAYS of one of the biggest sales and promotions I have talked about! You have seen me post all about it, you have seen the testimonies and lives changed through these programs, and I would HATE for any of you to miss out on a huge money savings and free gifts like this if you’re looking for a positive lifestyle change.

So, here it is…on a silver platter, your final chance to get in on the Annual All Access Challenge Pack promotion for the month of August! It is highly discounted from $199 to only $160! Here’s a reminder of all it includes:beachbody-all-access-on-demand

  • Your first month’s supply of Shakeology (Flavor of your choice)
  • An entire YEAR of access to Beachbody on Demand (The new “Netflix” of fitness & nutrition!)
  • The Portion Fix container system
  • My Health & fitness coaching for as long as you’re a member
  • Access to our exclusive team Facebook page where we post daily inspiration, health tips, recipes, and launch all of our challenge groups with fun and exciting prizes!

That’s INSANE value, right?! How many times have you bought a gym membership or a diet book or a magical diet potion and never even touched it? When you join our team, you will have inspiration, motivation, and accountability as much or as little as you want to keep you on track and help you reach your goals! Epic, right?! Click HERE or the photo above to order!


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In case you forgot, this month our team is honoring all first responders! Anyone who purchases a challenge pack and joins our team who is in the first responder line of work will receive a free Team Health Patriot’s t-shirt and a portion of the proceeds from their purchase will go to support the Hope for Hero’s foundation! For more info on this promotion, check out my previous post here.

Just today I got another email at work about a law enforcement Lieutenant who passed away recently, just 5 years after retirement… Life is too short, our families are too important to continue to let the statistic stand true that most law enforcement officers die within 5 years of retirement. I’ve had enough and I hope you have too.


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Most people want to know, “What do I do after I purchase a challenge pack?” Well…let me tell you! You join one of our awesome challenge groups! Lucky for you, we have one coming up on September 4th which is…that’s right! Labor day! This challenge will be 21 days and will include daily Shakeology, short home workouts, and a delicious, easy to follow, and effective meal plan. You’ll be BLOWN AWAY at the results you get! And if you’re not happy…you get your financial investment back from your challenge pack. (There’s a money back guarantee!) It’s a win-win, right?! DUH!

AAAAND….to make this challenge even MORE interesting, my husband and I have decided to give away an amazing prize to the biggest transformation! The prize is a secret right now, but we’ll be announcing it soon and I promise it’s the BIGGEST prize we have EVER offered!

You literally have nothing to lose except a few lb’s, and you have everything to gain, including your energy, confidence, health, balance, strength, and years to your life.

Let’s talk today to lock in your spot, to take the most important step for your future and help you take advantage of these awesome deals! Reach me at TheHealthPatriot@gmail.com.

LET’S FREAKING DO THIS ALREADY!

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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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What The “Burrito Baby” Phase of Pregnancy Is Teaching Me

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Hey guys!

It’s time for an honest moment here that I’m not too proud of. The end of the first trimester/beginning of the second trimester of pregnancy is ROUGH on the confidence, especially when it comes to finding clothes that fit. This is what I refer to as the “burrito baby” phase of pregnancy. You’re not showing enough to tell your pregnant, but your belly has grown enough so that none of your clothes fit right and it looks like you swallowed a ginormous burrito whole and it’s just laying there horizontally in your belly.

I can’t even begin to explain to you the mental tug-o-war that has been happening for me during this time of our pregnancy. On one hand, I am SO INCREDIBLY THANKFUL that our baby boy is growing, that he’s healthy, and that he’s ALIVE! After losing our last baby, you would think this is where ALL my focus and mindset would be. But, I fall prey to self-conscious thoughts like anyone else. I lose my positive mindset and become my own worst critic. I get frustrated that even my yoga pants are tight, that my tops don’t fit right. I look bigger than I am in really loose clothes and I just look chubby in form fitting ones. The struggle is real…

My gracious husband is patient with my craziness everyday, he always tells me I’m beautiful, and is the one who proposed the idea to me of sharing this on my blog. He had a great point. This isn’t my first rodeo. I know I’ll gain healthy baby weight, I know it’s something to celebrate because that means baby is14107731_929688749774_1334724430284143122_o growing, I know what it’s like after delivery, and this time I know EXACTLY what to do in order to whip this postpartum bod into shape! Let me also clarify that a woman’s body is freaking bad ass! The fact that we can literally grow a human from the size of a microscopic egg to a 7 pound healthy human inside our bellies… that we grow our own disposable baby sustaining organ called the placenta, push them both out of our bodies, and then are able to sustain our new precious tiny human life with milk from our own body’s is INSANE! It’s important for ALL of us (I’m speaking to myself here) to be gracious and patient with our bodies through this entire process.

As you guys know, my MISSION and PASSION in this life is to help others learn how to live at 100%, to give this life all they’ve got, and to feel their absolute BEST. I also know that if I am not living at my best, I won’t be able to be there 100% for my growing family. More than external looks, THIS is where my motivation lies. I want to feel good in my clothes. I want to feel CONFIDENT in a bathing suit and not embarrassed. I want to be the strongest happiest version of myself because my husband deserves that in his wife and my boys deserve that in their mama. I know if I “let myself go”, if I don’t invest in getting me healthy, strong, balanced, fulfilled, they will get the empty, drained, sad, low self esteem, low functioning version of a wife/mama. I WILL NOT let that happen.

13412890_772318359571659_3106254048819551717_nI see so many parents put everyone else first in their life in every area while they’re barely able to survive. They eat fast food from Taco Bell or McDonalds every day because they “don’t have time” to eat anything else. They don’t sleep, they are barely functioning only because of a never ending supply of energy drinks and mocha coffee drinks. They don’t take any time to breathe, to dream, to play, to be present. Physically they’re there, but mentally and emotionally eventually they check out. They feel unfulfilled, bitter, even resentful at times. They have super low self esteem that always negatively impacts their marriage and many times divides the family. We all see this all the time. Maybe you’re living this. Please know, I am NOT judging you in any way. I see you, I hear you, and I’m here to tell you that there’s a different way. It doesn’t have to continue like this. You can be that strong, confident, healthy, happy individual you’ve always wanted to be! But you can’t just wish for it. You have to be willing to put in the work.

I need to work on my positive mindset in regards to my own body image. I own that. It’s MY choice every day I look in the mirror with a frown and sigh instead of a smile with excitement. It’s MY choice every time I get mad at my body instead of appreciate that it’s growing my beautiful baby boy. MY choice. MY responsibility. If I continue to have this mindset that ruins the day, ruins my relationships, and sets a bad example for everyone around me, everyone watching me…that’s ALL on me. Just like your lifestyle choices are on you. Your responsibility. You choose the example you are to those around you. Heavy, huh? See why my motivation is so strong now to live my best and help others do the same? Think how drastic of a difference we could make in this world if we all took ownership of our own actions!

NO. MORE. EXCUSES.

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July 17th, 7 days from today, our team is starting our own “Test Group” for Beachbody’s brand new program Shift Shop! Every day of this program, I’m going to be encouraging to myself and others about our individual journeys we’re on. While I’ll be modifying as needed, I’m going to be pressing play right along with everyone else in this new 21-day program! I want to know whose ready to take ownership for their life.

Whose ready to make positive changes?

Whose ready to STOP making excuses for every little thing?

Whose ready to get real results instead of wasting money and time on pills, patches, wraps, and programs that don’t work?

Hear this…TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO DO THIS PROGRAM WITH US! We are going to be having a BLAST, keeping each other accountable, getting healthy, feeling awesome, increasing our energy, shredding fat, and taking OWNERSHIP for our health and our lives together.

Are you in?

Read more about this program on a previous blog post here.  

If you’re in this, in order to get started, you’ll need to purchase the Annual All Access Challenge Pack today. Lucky for YOU, it’s on SALE! Click the photo below to place your order. Once ordered, email me at TheHealthPatriot@gmail.com to let me know you’re joining us and in your email I want you to tell me WHY you decided to do so. 🙂

Welcome to the team my friend! Get ready for a life changing experience!

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Make today AWESOME!

  • The Health Patriot

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FREE GIVEAWAY! 7/8-7/10 ONLY!

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Happy Saturday! I usually don’t write posts on Saturday’s but with this EPIC upcoming week, I wanted to make an exception to announce something exciting! One of my favorite parts about being a coach and running my own health/fitness/business coaching business is the freedom I have to be creative and surprise my team members and potential team members from time to time with give away’s or free prizes! The truth is, we all need some extra motivation from time to time to take that next step in the right direction and giving away free stuff is a GREAT way to motivate people to jump in!

If you missed my last post announcing our next challenge group starting July 17th with a BRAND SPANKIN NEW PROGRAM- Shift Shop- Read all the details HERE!

TIME is running out for you to join us and get your challenge pack in time to start! You literally only have DAYS left! So…for those of you who have been on the fence, NOW is the time to take that step. Starting today and going through July 10th at midnight, anyone who purchases the Annual All Access Challenge Pack (Which is available at a CRAZY discounted price for a limited time BTW…) and commits to joining our July 17th 21-Day Challenge, will get a FREE set of Agility Markers ON ME!

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This may not seem like a big deal, but from what I’m hearing from people who participated in the official 27932_TSS_Deluxe_DVD_long_1test group and those who tried out this program on the sneak peek days, they REALLY make a big difference! Chris yells out the colors during the workout, so having these markers will not only keep you on point in your workout in regards to distance and performance, but it will make things much easier on you. More efficient workouts = BETTER RESULTS!

So, there you have it! Again, for details on how to join our 21-Day Challenge or what it will consist of, read my last blog post here.

If you’re ready for a positive change in your life…if you’re ready for guaranteed results with accountability, coaching, and support every step of the way, click the “Order Now” button below to order your challenge pack and get your free prize!!!

If you already have a Beachbody account, please email me first so we can make sure you join our team instead of someone else’s. You can contact me if you have any questions at TheHealthPatriot@gmail.com.

Let’s do this together you guys!!!

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SHIFT SHOP CHALLENGE STARTING JULY 17TH!

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First…I just want to give a massive shout out to this incredible bad ass of a father who committed to this new program I’m about to tell you about and absolutely KILLED. IT. My friend Craig Daigle was in the test group before the official launch and WOWZAS! What an inspiration!!!! Read more about his story here- https://www.facebook.com/daigletrainingandfitness/ Now that you’re all pumped up and STOKED about the potential in the program Craig used to get his results…let me tell you how you could do the SAME routine he did!

That’s right…It’s that time again! Time for a NEW TEAM CHALLENGE and this time, we’re doing it with a BRAND NEW PROGRAM- Shift Shop lead by Beachbody’s newest trainer, Chris Downing!

You guys!!!! I haven’t been THIS excited about a program since 22 Minute Hard Corps came out! That was the first program that started my Beachbody journey and I absolutely LOVED the results I got in only 22 minutes a day!

Chris’ new program is launching July 12th for all Beachbody On Demand members and it will also be available for purchase with a challenge pack on Team Beachbody’s site. Only exclusive test groups have been able to experience results from this epic program, and as you can tell from Craig’s transformation photos, their results have been AMAZING! Check out some more of these transformation pics!

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Amazing right?!

Here are the program details:

Program length: 21 Days

Workout length: Varies. 1st week: 25 min. 2nd week: 35 min 3rd week: 45 min

Nutrition Program: Similar to other newer Beachbody programs with the container system. However with each week, carbs decrease and veggies & protein increase.

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Don’t let this scare you guys! Think about it… a 21 day program that is getting people incredible results…You have to work for it at least a little bit! I’m not asking you to kill yourself for hours at the gym or to consume a severely restrictive diet! These are efficient and fun workouts paired with delicious foods to keep your muscles building and shred excess fat!

HOW TO GET STARTED AND JOIN OUR JULY 17TH CHALLENGE GROUP

1- If you haven’t joined our team yet, now is the BEST time because there are only DAYS left to take advantage of the biggest promotional sale Beachbody has ever had! Get started with all the tools you need for success with the Annual All Access Pass Challenge Pack! In my personal opinion, this challenge pack makes all other challenge packs irrelevant because of what you get for such a crazy low price. With this option you get an entire year of Beachbody On Demand access with EVERY SINGLE Beachbody program ever created AND all new programs released in the next year! How INSANE is that?! You also get your month’s supply of Shakeology with the Portion Fix container system, our exclusive team membership, and my health & fitness coaching for as long as you’re a member! Usually, this challenge pack costs $199, which is still crazy cheap! But right now, you get all of this for only $160!!!! I know…cray. My recommendation is to purchase this challenge pack NOW so you get everything in time and when Shift Shop launches on July 12th, you’ll instantly have access! CLICK HERE for details.

*** UPGRADED OPTION- For those looking to KICKSTART your weight loss results, this challenge pack is also available WITH the 3-Day Refresh cleanse kit! This program really helps you be more intentional about the food you’re eating, kick your cravings, cleanse from sugar, and get a head start towards your health & fitness goals. CLICK HERE for details!

If you are already a member of our team, email me for specifics on qualifying to join this challenge group.

—Please know that in order to join our July 17th challenge group, you must register and order your challenge pack NO LATER than July 10th.

2- Email me at TheHealthPatriot@gmail.com to let me know you’re interested in participating in our challenge group.

3- Once you complete the above two steps, you’ll be added to our exclusive challenge group FB page and/or challenge tracker app. Once the challenge begins, you’ll receive daily posts of encouragement, tips, tricks, recipes, and more!

4- This part is optional, but highly recommended. For this program, we’ll be using the Shift Shop Agility markers. They’re super cheap and can be purchased HERE.

Check out the FAQ’s on Shift Shop here.

THAT’S IT! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me any time at TheHealthPatriot@gmail.com. I’d be more than happy to talk with you to see if this program would be a good fit for you. 🙂

Have an awesome day you guys!

-The Health Patriot

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Shakeology Success Stories

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE transformation stories. There’s something so inspiring and empowering about seeing people become better human beings and find success! It makes me feel like, “If they can do it…I can do it!” Know what I mean?

So, today I wanted to share with you some amazing Shakeology transformation stories from people with various backgrounds, health issues, and struggles. Hopefully these stories will be as inspiring to you as they are to me! It’s because of stories like these that I am SO passionate about giving people the tools they need to change their life for the best!


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“Shakeology is like premium fuel rather than watered down, cheap gasoline.”

“When my 8-year-old son started saying that we were going to have another baby because ‘mom’s belly is big,’ I knew I had to change my diet. Before Shakeology, I was a horrible eater. I never ate breakfast or lunch, instead I’d rely on coffee to get me through the day. Then around 4 I’d be starving and gorge on everything in sight. My husband was already drinking Shakeology and convinced me to give it a try so I could train my brain to crave healthy food. Once I started having a shake for breakfast I actually began to want lunch. Now I no longer crave junk food and my digestion has improved. Thanks, Shakeology, for making me feel fulfilled and alive!”

 

 

 


Yecenia C.

“Shakeology saved my life, and my Air Force career.”yessenia

“No 31 year old should be 90 lbs. overweight —so I turned to Beachbody for help. I drank Shakeology together with doing Hip Hop Abs and the fat got blasted, my core got stronger, and I no longer endure pain in my back and legs. Then I did the Ultimate Reset. And in 5 short months, I lost 76 lbs. and 14% body fat. Shakeology fueled my body with the nutrition it needed and I’ll be grateful to its creators for the rest of my life!”

 

 

 

 


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“Sometimes I can’t believe how much Shakeology has helped me overcome my challenges.”

“I gained over 60 lbs. with my first pregnancy and by the time I had my second—I was huge, because I never lost a bit of the weight from either pregnancy. I was always tired, always ashamed, and always miserable. So I said ‘enough’—started working out and drinking Shakeology. I truly believe Shakeology turned my world around. Within the first couple of weeks, my cravings disappeared, my energy returned, and now I don’t even drink coffee because Shakeology gives me all the energy I need for the day. Thanks to Shakeology and INSANITY, I’ve lost 95 lbs.!”

 

 


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“I truly believe that Shakeology saved my life.”

“At nearly 200 lbs., I was not healthy. But food was always my ‘comfort,’ so the more depressed I got, the more I ate. When my dad died from cancer, I ate and ate until I couldn’t eat anymore. But I hit rock bottom when I developed a ‘softball’ in my neck. At first, they thought I’d had a heart attack. It was only an infection that required surgery. But the scare of a heart attack sent me to P90X, and then ASYLUM. In all, I lost 76 lbs. And I thank Shakeology—it supported my transformation, helped me lose weight, AND it changed my life. When I was in the hospital, my mom brought me Shakeology every day, and I truly believe it gave my body everything it needed to thrive.”

 

 

 


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“Shakeology was the game changer!”

“After losing more than 50 pounds doing a couple rounds of P90X, I found myself stuck on a weight plateau around 185 lbs. After drinking Shakeology for a week straight, however, I felt amazing, and before long, it propelled me to my current weight of 151 lbs. That’s a total weight loss of 90 lbs.! The combination of P90X and Shakeology turned out to be my recipe for success—there were some days when just the thought of that delicious chocolate shake was enough to get me through my workout. I still drink it every day and I plan to drink it forever, because I know it’s giving my body what it needs. The stuff is worth its weight in gold!”

 

 

 


Deirdra P.deidra

“I chose Shakeology to help get me on my feet with nutrition.”

“After I had my second child, I could not get the weight off. My biggest challenge was eating. Nutrition is 70–80% of weight loss—but I love ice cream—especially at night. Big issue! So when my cousin—who is a Team Beachbody Coach—got me started with Shakeology, I felt a great change in my energy and my digestive system. To me, it’s like eating ice cream . . . except I’m losing weight, gaining energy, and Shakeology has finally taken care of my cravings! I have my shake in the evening to replace the ice cream I would normally eat at night. It works, trust me. I am leaner, I’ve lost the weight I needed to lose, and I finally have control over my diet. That’s a big change and I thank Shakeology.”

 

 


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“Dollar for dollar, you can’t beat the price and taste of Shakeology.”

 

“Even though I achieved incredible results from INSANITY, I felt like something was missing—so I ordered Shakeology alongside FOCUS T25. Turns out, adding Shakeology to my diet has made all the difference in the world. After just a month of drinking Shakeology I’m sleeping like a baby, my outlook is amazing, my digestion/regularity is excellent and consistent, my energy has improved, and I’m seeing even more amazing results from my workouts. Plus, I’ve lost so much weight that now I’m in the best shape of my life, no longer have a double chin, and I’m loving my 4-pack. Shakeology is helping me achieve my goals because now I’m living a healthy lifestyle and training hard.”

 

 


Jessica H.Jessica

“I was used to eating huge fast food combo meals and eating way too much for one person, but when my Coach introduced me to Shakeology, I loved the way it tasted. I felt full without feeling bloated and I had more energy than ever before. Eating became easier. I can resist the treats at work now, because I know my tasty treat each day is going to be a glass of Shakeology. I look forward to that first sip every morning the way other people look forward to their first coffee. So far, I’ve lost 63 pounds and 54 inches. I am invigorated and energized after every workout. I’m active and much more outgoing. I am ridiculously happy . . . people say it pours out of me. I’m so proud of myself. I DID IT!”

 

 

 

 


Aren’t these AMAZING!!!!! SO inspiring, right?! I just love it! If these stories peaked your curiosity about Shakeology and what we do in our challenge groups to get results like these, let’s talk! You can always reach me at thehealthpatriot@gmail.com You can also read my research I put together on my Shakeology page here.

Also, just incase you missed my announcement, starting July 1st, I’m running a 14-day Shakeology test group! No alteration to food or exercise required. The only requirement is to consume 2 servings of Shakeology each day for the 14 days. Read more here.

Ready to try it for yourself? Click the button below!

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Don’t forget also that Beachbody has a CRAZY sale going on right now to save you a ton of money with the Annual All Access Challenge Pack being offered at only $160 for only a short time! Click the photo below for more details!

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*Results may vary. Please consult your physician before beginning any supplement or meal replacement product, particularly if you have any unique or special needs or conditions, such as food allergies, dietary restrictions, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding. The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
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