June Virtual Bootcamp Kickoff!

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Summer is almost heeeeeere!!! WHAAAAAT? So nuts! Although, I’m still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that it’s 2018, so maybe I’m just running a bit behind…lol.

The weather is warming up and that means it’s time for tank tops and shorts! Whose ready for the beach and to feel confident + strong in their bikini (or swim trunks guys…)?! 🙂 If you read this and you are cringing at the thought of bathing suit shopping, join our team for our June virtual bootcamp! You can do it from ANYWHERE and it fits into the busiest of schedules, believe me!

Hear this…NO ONE HAS FOLLOWED OUR BOOT CAMP AND NOT SEEN RESULTS…

WE THE PEOPLE are sick of wasting money on fad diets and unused gym memberships! We need something that is effective in a short period of time and that nourishes us to the core so we not only shed inches, but we FEEL healthier, stronger, have more energy, less bloated, more confident, HAPPIER! These are the results people get from participating in our bootcamps and June’s group is going to be AMAZING!

Here’s a quick video on what to expect…

Here is a snapshot of the details:

  • June 1st: start of 3-Day Refresh Kickstarter cleanse (optional).
  • June 4th: Day 1 of our 21 day intentional nutrition & fitness challenge.
  • Workouts 6 days a week streamed online 20-30 minutes in length. There will be a variety of cardio, lifting, agility training, yoga, circuit training, & core workouts.
  • Beginner to advanced options
  • 2 Nutritional plan options depending on what you need. Either will be customized to fit your specific needs, lifestyle, and goals. I will make a recommendation based on our conversation.
  • 1 nutrient dense superfood supplement each day to support your digestive system, immune system, hormonal balance, fight inflammation, aid in detoxification, fight cravings, and make you feel like a super human. (GAME CHANGER!)
  • We have a special app to track all our workouts and keep each other inspired and accountable.
  • FREE health + fitness coaching the entire way through as much as you need!

Registration closes 5/28

*If you choose to do the cleanse with us, you need to be set up by 5/25 to get your cleanse in time.


——–Ready to lock in your spot???——–

In order to make sure this will be a good fit for you and that I would be a good fit as your coach, complete my online boot camp application by clicking below.

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 I can’t wait to get to know you more and see how I can help you grow into the best version of yourself!

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– Love,

      Your future coach…Jessica

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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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Super Saturday Event April 8th in Sonora!

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Hey Everyone!  

I am SO excited to announce that Team Health Patriots will be hosting our first ever public Super Saturday in Sonora!

What is a Super Saturday event? Check this out…Beachbody corporate puts together these AMAZING surprises and announcements and decided it would be awesome to bring together coaches around the country to make those announcements and make a celebration out of it! We’ll be sharing transformation stories, feedback from some of our local coaches, and explain what exactly Beachbody programs are, how they work, and what we do as coaches. That very same day, there will be hundreds if not thousands of other Super Saturday events happening all around America. Pretty cool, right?! We get to put our own spin on it, and that’s exactly what we’ve done this year. To make this an even more unique and amazing experience, we have partnered with some local favorites to bring you a super fun and enjoyable Saturday evening.

We will be kicking off the event with a LIVE group workout! You’ll then get to sample Shakeology flavors, here more about the company, programs, and coaching opportunity. I’ll then be handing it over to my good friend Nicole who knows all about keeping it healthy in the home with her non-toxic nail art company! Who doesn’t want a beautiful mani/pedi?? Amazing! We’ll also be featuring local artists such as Annie Stayer from Thirteen Eleven Olive and Bobby Aubrey from Mettle & Wood custom furniture. AND since we’ll be hosting this event in the beautiful Re/Max Gold building downtown Sonora, you’ll have some time to peruse the new Re/Max “Gifted” Gift shop with it’s grand opening that night!

Wait! And there’s more…

Ha! I had to do that. 🙂 That night is ALSO the 2nd Saturday of the month, which means ALL of Washington street will be open with free snacks and live music! It’s going to be such a good time!!! You have to be there, you just have to! Seriously…what else do you have to do? Laundry? Dishes? Lame.com.

Here is our schedule of events:

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For more information, feel free to contact me at thehealthpatriot@gmail.com We hope to see you there!

  • The Health Patriot

 

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I wanted “abs” for my 40th Birthday

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The following inspirational transformation story has been shared from the Team Beachbody Blog. Check out the original post here.


Steve Valenzuela lost 18 lbs. with 22 Minute Hard Corps, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. Here’s the story that he shared with the Beachbody Challenge contest.

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I wanted to see my abs for my 40th birthday, so I took the 22 Minute Hard Corps challenge and finally found my abs. I work long hours as a medical sales rep going from hospital to hospital, eating like crap, and not having any energy to go to the gym. I was turning 40 and needed to change my life lifestyle so I picked up 22 Minute Hard Corps and it literally kicked my butt. Shakeology was my go-to shake everyday. I am now 40, nowhere near being a borderline diabetic. I’m in the best shape of my life. Thank you, Tony.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I have a family history of diabetes. My father died when he was 42 years of age due to diabetes and an unhealthy lifestyle. I had to make a change for my family and myself. I literally was unable to bend down and tie my shoes without losing my breath. I was so out of shape.

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Trying to follow the meal plan while traveling for work was hard. I had to watch my portions and take my 22 Minute Hard Corps meal plan book with me. It helped make the best choices for me on the road. Beachbody On Demand along with Shakeology helped me stay on track and work out either at home or in a hotel room.

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
I liked the boot camp like style workout. You get in and out in less than 30 minutes a day. Push-ups, pull-ups, squats, and burpees are my favorite kind of workouts. Gets the heart pumping, and you’re sweating like hell every time.

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
Being able to stop eating processed foods was the major win for me. Of course revealing my abs is something I am proud of at 40. I’m also proud that I stayed on track with my meals and I finished the program.

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
I wake up with more confidence and energy every day. I feel like a million bucks and my family and friends are now trying Beachbody workouts and Shakeology. I’m also a Beachbody Coach now.

How did your Team Beachbody Coach support you on your journey?
Checking in on me and lots of words of encouragement.

How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology or Beachbody Ultimate Reset) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity?
All of the above. Shakeology and the Beachbody Performance Line helped me recover and achieve my results. My mood has changed for the better. I’m a way happier person today.2

Tell us about your experience with Beachbody On Demand. If applicable, how has it helped you achieve your goals?
Beachbody On Demand helped with my workouts while I was traveling for work. 22 minutes was the perfect workout on demand!

You can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed! Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free gift and a chance to win cash and prizes. What program are you committing to next?

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Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

 

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New 30 Day Challenge!

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I’m SO excited to share that I will be starting a new challenge group with a new spin on how we run them! I’ll get straight down to business. Here are the details and requirements to participate…


Challenge Details

  • Dates: Program will run from April 1-April 30

 

  • Fitness: Participants will be required to do some sort of Beachbody workout each day. It is recommended that yoga is integrated into two days each week. Participants can follow one program for 30 days, such as 21 Day Fix, or mix it up each day with Beachbody on Demand and choose a different exercise routine each day.

 

  • Nutrition: Participants will be guided through and follow the 21 Day Fix nutritional plan with portion fix containers. I will help each person individualize this plan to fit their needs according to their goals.

 

  • Shakeology: All participants must have Shakeology and an active Beachbody account for the entire 30 days.

 

  • Participation: We will have an exclusive FB group as well as an app available to track progress. Participants will check in when their workouts are complete and Shakeology has been checked off for the day. The group will receive daily tips and motivation from coaching staff. There will be a large prize at the end awarded to one person! Chances of winning go up the more one participates!

3 Steps to Join

Sound like something you’d enjoy? Are you ready to shed that winter coat and get ready for Spring & Summer? Looking for motivation to get fit & healthy? You NEED this! You won’t regret it, I promise! Here is how to get started…

  1. Let me know you’re in. Text me at 209.840.0900 or Email me at TheHealthPatriot@gmail.com. I need to add you to our participant group and make sure you follow the proper channels to get started.
  2. If you are new to Beachbody, we need to get you a challenge pack ordered ASAP! Here are some awesome options:
  3. Mark your Calendar for April 1st! Spread the news to your friends and family and see if anyone would like to join you! These groups are much more fun when you have people around you, especially in your household who are doing the same program.

I am SO excited about this group! I am truly looking forward to seeing your transformation story! Remember, your results are guaranteed or your money back! Shoot me a message today so we can get you started and ready to go!

 

Happy Friday!

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Promise To My Wife

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Hello everyone,

For Valentines Day this year I promised my wife i would write a blog post and tell a little of my story. I’m telling some of my story to show why I have come to believe in Beachbody as their programs and Shakeology has completely changed our lives in the past year.

So here we go… It was 2009 and I wanted more in my life, I had a calling to serve my country but did not know what that looked like for me. So, I did what any young man with this question does… off to the recruiters I went to see what jobs they had. The one requirement I had was i wanted a job that would allow me to jump out of a perfectly good air plane into the battle field. Walking into the Air Force recruiter with this one requirement, it made the potential jobs list very small. Four jobs to be exact. I chose the one that best suited my personality, and asked how fast I could leave. The recruiter told me I had to pass a physical agility test consisting of two (2) 30 meter underwater swims, a timed 500 meter swim, a timed 1 1/2 mile run, pull ups, push ups, and sit ups. My response was “When can I do it?” A date was set a couple weeks out for me to take the test and I thought I was ready. The day came and I started the test. It kicked my butt, I passed with descent numbers but realized I needed to do more in the gym to prepare for the job I had picked and the selection process that was coming. With that in mind, I set off to get ready for a selection only 10% of people who try actually accomplish.

Fast forward to the spring of 2010 where I find myself day one of selection. Sitting at attention on the pool deck dreading what could come. The swim coach shouts “500 meter warm up, go”. Other recruits and I enter the water and start with the warm up. I hear a loud voice yelling “Stop! Everyone out of the water! Smith didn’t enter the pool right”. The same voice says, “Grab the pool deck, 100 flutter kicks, ready go”. This continued for our 2.5 hour pool work out. All I could think was , “wow, 2 hours into day 1 and this sucks”. I came to realize the more you embraced the suck, the suck wasn’t that bad. Workouts like this continued day in and day out as week one came to an end. We had lost 5 recruits the first week and as we got to the weekend to rest, many wondered what was in store for the rest of us come week two.

Week two started much like week one. The recruits and I screwed up less but still got smoked every workout. Losing a couple more recruits, we started to come together as a team. I realized I had pushed myself harder and farther than I ever thought possible in those two weeks. I learned my body could withstand anything my brain was willing to push it through. After this profound realization, I found that selection was fun. It was a molding time in my life. I discovered I could accomplish anything I set my mind to. Due to circumstances out of my control I was not able to finish my military career, maybe i will write more about this later……

Fast forward to one year ago, I am happily married to my amazing wife and best friend. We both had started new careers 1-year prior and our first child had arrived. The craziness of life had set in. Finding time to work out was not in the day-to-day schedule for us. When our son was 3-months old, my wife discovered Beachbody and a work out called 22 Minute Hard Corps. She told me she wanted to do the program to get back in shape after baby. I remember her telling me it was only 22 minutes long and that part of the proceeds from this program, goes to Veterans. “I’m in!” I was thinking it would be easy workouts and I could fight off some of the office weight I had gained from my job. You have to remember I was the former Crossfit obsessed, functional fitness guru, workout twice-a-day guy and running to the gym was my form of transportation. “What’s 22 minutes of home workouts?”, I thought. Wow… was I wrong! This program Beachbody put together was no joke. Tony Horton…he’s no joke! Not only did the workouts kick my butt, a few weeks in, I can honestly say I felt as fit as I was years prior training for the military working out for hours a day! Best part of all, I got to work out with my wife at home while our son watched from his play pen.

Family time and fitness, what a great combo. From my perspective, if you are a person looking to get in shape, to lose weight, to build muscle, or even to strengthen your relationship and support your wife….DO THIS! Beachbody really does offer some amazing programs!

Even those of you who are working full time with families and a crazy schedule, you can find time to take care of yourself. Make it a family activity. You ALL will feel better. You ALL will feel stronger. You ALL will feel more energized and enjoy life together more when you’re healthy. You don’t have to spend hours at a gym each day. We are proof of that.

Just remember, whatever you choose to accomplish in your health, your fitness, or in your life… embrace the process and Never Quit.

Now, excuse me while I go drink some Shakeology with my wifey after our Cardio 2 & Core 2 workout. 🙂

 

–Mr. Health Patriot

 

 

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3 Day Refresh: My Experience

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YESTERDAY marked my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY as both a customer and coach with Beachbody! I am SO overwhelmingly thankful that I said YES to this journey one year ago because WOW how it’s impacted our lives already and we are just getting started! 🙂 Speaking of one year…it has taken me that long to finally try Beachbody’s 3 Day Refresh program! Let me share with you the reason why…

I started my Beachbody journey to lose my baby weight after having our son. It was amazing and incredibly helpful. My extreme low back pain was nearly completely eliminated after one program, I dropped 20 pounds after baby and became stronger and leaner than I was before I was pregnant! Fast-forward one year…

This year around Christmas we found out we were expecting baby #2!! Our hearts were SO incredibly happy when those two dark blue lines appeared. Almost immediately I was overtaken by pregnancy hormones and they were stronger with this pregnancy than with my son. My skin was breaking out, I had strong food cravings, I was hungry ALL the time, and SOOO TIRED! The first part of pregnancy is never really fun…you’re sick, tired, and bloated. I felt ALL of that. My pants started to get super snug and I just felt BLAH…but when you have a baby on the way, you don’t care because all of that BLAH is totally worth it in the end! Our 9 week check up came around and our hearts were broken as we found out our little baby had stopped growing around 6 weeks. It completely crushed both me and my husband. It knocked me on my butt and it took me a minute to even want to try to get back up. For our complete miscarriage story, feel free to read my blog post here- https://baby-grower.com/2017/01/14/the-silent-struggle-our-story-of-miscarriage/

Physiologically speaking…even though I KNEW there was no longer a growing, living baby inside of me, it took my body a while to catch on. It is almost an unexplainable torture to grieve the loss of your baby while simultaneously battling pregnancy hormones. My body was still 2 months pregnant…I was still bloated, still battled fatigue, food cravings, aversions, nausea…It was brutal.

Thankfully, I have an amazing support system and I serve a gracious God who gave me the strength and perspective I needed day by day, sometimes minute by minute to continue fighting forward. Even though this pregnancy ended at 2 months…my body showed this pregnancy. I felt it…in my back, my growing hips, my belly…I felt it. This was one of the driving forces that helped me decide it was time to try out the 3-Day Refresh! It’s also why I am committed to this round of 22 Minute Hard Corps. It’s amazing how powerful the connection is between strengthening your muscles and your heart at the same time.

I hate sharing before and after pictures…it’s not any easier for me than it is for anyone else. I see ALL of my flaws and I see how far I have to go to be where I want to be…but there is something to be said about transparency and authenticity. I promised my followers that I’d share my results, so here they are… not huge results, but it was something for just 3 days! 🙂 PLUS the mental shift was the powerful part of this cleanse where the long term results will come. P.S…ignore the tiny monster who was having a melt down during my before pictures…HA!

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I lost 1.5 inches in 3 different places of my abdomen for a total of 4.5 inches! That’s not too bad for 3 days! What really stuck out to me more than a physical transformation though, was the mental shift that happened for me during these 3 days. Let me explain…

Here is the schedule of supplements, shakes, & food for the 3 day Refresh:

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As you can see…this truly is more of a cleanse. There is minimal food involved and a substantial amount of fluids with added vegetable based protein & fiber supplements throughout the day. As with anything, the majority of the struggle in trying anything new is in the mind. My body & mind are used to a routine. We have been meal planning regularly now for a year, so I’m used to my food portions spaced out every 3-4 hours. The 3 Day Refresh was successful in shaking up that routine. I found I APPRECIATED the food I ate more. I noticed my taste buds were more sensitive to the tastes of the vegetables. I could taste the natural saltiness in my celery, I appreciated the taste of unsweetened green or herbal tea. When I had sautéed kale, sauerkraut, and avocado for dinner, I genuinely appreciated my portion because it was the only actual “meal” I ate for that day. This was a nice shift…consuming with intention instead of out of habit.

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ENERGY-

This was my BIGGEST concern. I’m not going to sugar coat it, my life is a bit nutzo. I wake up at 04:00am to either get some work done with my challengers, return email, or complete a workout. These 3 days I chose to back off on my intense workouts so this refresh could do it’s job, so I used this time for some much needed research and follow up. At around 05:00 I attempt to juggle getting ready for work, packing lunches & breakfast for me and hubby (SO thankful for meal prepping!), holding my little monster who wakes up almost every morning at 05:00 and doesn’t want to be put down, getting him ready for the day, dishes, coffee/tea, and try to get out of the door on time for a 8-9 hour day in prison (Don’t worry…I work there full time as an RN 🙂 ). I pull in the driveway usually around 4pm and have 3.5 hours to get chores done, clean the house, run errands, host conference, calls return emails, get our workout in if it wasn’t done in the morning, post on social media, and spend time with my family before baby (and his parents!) needs to be put to sleep. So, I can’t afford to have a decrease in energy. Surprisingly…I felt great for the most part for the entire 3 days. This is a big deal considering I cut coffee out completely! The first day I was a bit groggy as expected and towards the end of the 3rd day I could feel my body losing a little stamina, but other than that I had great energy!

 

DIGESTION-

This little refresh is designed to help give your digestive system a break and eliminate bloating and inflammation. This was true for me. HOWEVER, I will say that the fiber sweep can make you feel a little bloated at times. The psyllium husk it contains is designed to literally sweep the colon. Not in a gnarly “explosive diarrhea” way, but the fiber pushes toxins out of the colon and in doing so can make you a little… “gassy”. I wasn’t really eating much food, but my tummy was always rumbling. This wasn’t my favorite side effect, but I knew that meant the fiber sweep was doing it’s job. One of the KEY POINTS to remember during these 3 days is how essential fluids are. If you aren’t drinking enough hydrating fluids, the fiber sweep could potentially cause constipation and bloating itself. You want to aim to drink ATLEAST half of your body weight in ounces of water/herbal teas.

I expected to feel hungry during these 3 days, but surprisingly I was quite satisfied the majority of the time. If I got hungry, I munched on some celery sticks. By the 2nd day I noticed my stomach was flatter and my pants were loose.

 

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I think this is a great little 3 day cleanse for anyone looking to kick-start their fitness program, weight loss, or metabolism. Even 3 days after ending the cleanse, I have noticed lingering positive effects. My energy has still been great, digestion is strong, and no bloating has returned. I feel like this program is accurately described as a “kick start” program because that is exactly what it does! PLUS it teaches us to be mindful of what we’re eating instead of becoming a mindless eater. That being said, I am very happy to be back to my meal planning and exercising on the 22 Minute Hard Corps program. I will definitely do this again down the road!

If you’d like to order the 3 Day Refresh, you can do so by CLICKING HERE-

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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

-The Health Patriot

 

 

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Ultimate Reset Diaries: His & Hers Journey through 21 Days of Cleansing- Weeks 2 & 3

 

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To read more about this fabulous couple and their week 1 recap click here.

Our reset in a crunch plan for week two was:

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For Breakfast we picked:

  • Fresh fruit plate. Our choices for fruits: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, honeydew melon nectarines and peaches

For lunch and dinner we could alternate recipes this week: meaning we can make extra for dinner one night and eat if for lunch-SCORE!!

  • Hearty vegetable miso soup with microgreen green salad, toasted pumpkin seeds.
  • Quinoa-Lentil pilaf with half cup steamed broccoli (we swapped the broccoli out for mixed vegies)
  • Pinto beans and rice with steamed zucchini and green beans

Snack: ½ a green apple with almond butter

Day 8 (Tuesday) 2

I was super excited to try the Detox powder after having that power greens powder (which my husband likened to horse poop) all week last week. Too bad we are not rid of the power greens just yet!

 

Ya…my excitement was turned into gagging the first time I tried it. OMG I’d rather have the power greens three times a day than this stuff!! I have even tried it in warm water and it is equally gross. But Hubs likes it so I guess it’s just a personal preference.

I’d like to point out this caddy that comes with the ultimate reset kit. It is so handy to carry all the packets of powders and the optimize pills that we have to take throughout the day. I even take the mineralize with me so I can add it to the bottle of water everytime I get a new bottle- I think I go through about 5 bottles or 2 1 liter bottles each day!

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Since breakfast was a plate full of fruit, I was actually hungry before lunch time came around. I made a note to drink even more water tomorrow so I could feel filled up.

Lunch was microgreen salad with pumpkin seeds and ¼ of an avocado and pinto beans and rice. Let me tell you something, this Indian girl was dancing with joy because I get to have cumin and coriander with the beans!! I miss Indian food and the spices and flavor!

And even better- dinner was Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf and it had turmeric in it!! Now we are talking. This was so good that our ten year old kidlet asked to take it to lunch the next day!

 

Hubby –  I was doing pretty good days 8 through 10. I was determined to continue with this process to see if anything improved for me. The food was getting a little old around day 10 & 11, but I noticed that my joint pain in my hands, shoulders, knees and especially feet was considerably less. On day 12 I stopped taking pain meds. I also notice my over all energy level was up. Typically around early evening I could easily fall asleep in a chair if I sat still for more than 5 minutes. I have had blood test and sleep studies to try and find the cause for my lack of energy. I really think that I am gluten sensitive. Meaning I have some of the standard side effects of having a mild reaction to gluten. By day fourteen, I was sure that gluten has affected me for years. I can remember about 12 years ago going to arthritis specialists because I could barely make a fist or hold tightly on to my fishing rod (that is a huge problem for me). Now with two weeks of being on the Ultimate Reset and going gluten free, I know that I will stay away from it from now on.

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Day 9 and Day 10

6These two days are a blur since I was in a training both days an hour away from home. I did notice that I got hungry and thirsty more often. I was not drinking enough water and people at the5 training would give me strange looks as I swirled my detox powder and power greens in Styrofoam cups to mix and down it as fast as I possibly could! So my meals were on the go and prepped the night before. My energy was crazy! I could work all day, come home and do housework and get assignments done (remember I’m in Grad School?!), wake up and do it all over again!

AND this is the last week of duck hunting so hubby took the whole week off!! I’m so excited, not because he’s off but it’s the last week for me as a water fowlers widow 🙂 . Haha…

This was Breakfast on the go for him- again proving you can do this no matter where you are or what you are doing!

 

I also wanted to show y’all a picture of my miso soup! Seriously I’m in love with this thing. Hubby is not a big fan but this was dinner on Day 9!

 

 

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Day 11- Friday

On usual weeks, by Friday I am done. My brain is foggy, I don’t feel like going to work and just want to call in sick! Not this Friday. I woke up with an abundance of energy, worked like crazy all day, came home, took the kidlet shopping and dropped her off to a sleepover and then decided to make something other than what we had in our plans for this week. Hubby had made a couple of remarks as this week went by that he was tired of eating the same things so I opened the ultimate reset book and tried to see if I can mix and match or make something else for him! There’s a recipe for Kabocha Sqaush with garlic Tahini filling and steamed broccoli or your favorite vegetable. I surveyed the kitchen and saw a spaghetti squash laying on the counter- close enough!

Plus, we both are not big fans of broccoli! There was no Tahini sauce at home, but I had a jar full of white sesame seeds!  So… I was resourceful! I roasted them and then went all frontier woman and grinded them on the stone grinder (all Indian homes have one of those for grinding spices and I’d rather use that than the electric one because it’s easier to clean 🙂 ). I’m telling you the energy high is great! I feel like I used to when I was in my 20’s!

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I filled the spaghetti squash with the tahini sauce, garlic and miso paste like the recipe asks and placed tomatoes in the middle and baked for 30 minutes! The end result was so delish- definitely a recipe we are keeping. As hubby was scarfing this down he comments, “This would be a great side dish with chicken.” LOL we really do miss chicken since it is one of the few meats we eat.

Day 12 and 13 (Weekend)

Before we started the Ultimate Reset, I used to wake up about 6-7 times a night to go pee. Almost two weeks into this I have noticed a significant change, I only wake up once a night or some nights not at all!! This makes a big difference to me since I have insomnia and waking 6-7 times a night was really giving me very little sleep. In the past, I had all sorts of tests done but no one could ever find anything physically wrong with me. What I think I figured out is that I didn’t drink enough water throughout the day, feeling dehydrated by 4 -5 pm and was chugging water like crazy in the afternoon and therefore peeing all night. Simple thing right- but ultimate reset made me realize how to change this habit and routine.

Weekends are usually hard since I always have visitors over and I’m always cooking massive amounts of Indian food. This weekend my Dad was going to be here so it was extra hard. I made dhal (Indian lentil soup- key ingredients, turmeric, cumin, spinach, carrots and of course lentils!) and rice (brown for us) and some salmon (cooked Indian way), but hubby and I stuck to dhal and brown rice- so good.

Day 14

Still lots of energy and I feel like we are in a routine now. Food wise we didn’t really do anything new. All prepped to start Week 3 tomorrow!!

WEEK 3

Our reset in a crunch plan for week 3 was:

Breakfast:

  • Fresh fruit plate

Lunch and Dinner we alternated between:

  • Bakes sweet potato with garlic veggies
  • Curried cauliflower (Yay- this is a Indian dish which I totally know how to cook!!)

Snack : ½ a green apple with almond butter (yeah we are creatures of habit)

I’m so glad I don’t have to drink that Detox powder. This week we had to add another set of capsules called Optimize!! No worries, we got this.

 

Day 15-21

Murphy strikes again. This week I had to be out of the office for three days due to a big contact investigation ( I work in infectious diseases). Being out in the field, I missed meals and water and felt tired and dehydrated. I still took all the supplements like I needed to but with so little intake of calories I wasn’t keeping up.

My breaking point came at Day 19 when I had to travel two hours away from home for a training that I had completely forgotten about! I wouldn’t even have made it if not for my outlook calendar. Since I was expecting to come home for lunch, and had to leave last minute, day 19 was the first day I broke away from the ultimate reset and ate regular food- which consisted of salad and a sandwich and potato salad (the yogurt in the pic is not mine).

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I felt like such a failure and texted my hubby about this.

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He made me realize that through this process, we DID learn new things about our bodies! My husband learned that his body did not tolerate gluten. After having years of pain in his joints, countless sleep studies, and x-rays confirming Arthritis, he is now 90 % pain free (he does need to have surgery on his knees and shoulders due to old football injuries)! I learned that I need to drink water throughout the day in order to not wake up 6-7 times to run to the bathroom at night (Previously, I was drinking the bulk of my water in the evenings and dehydrating myself all day)! Also something I had been to multiple doctor’s about and had tests done on…who would have thought it could be so simple?! We both also learned new recipes that we are keeping and to incorporate more vegetables into our diet.

 

HUBBY – (Days 15-21) I am still feeling a million times better with the joint pain. I’ve taken maybe a couple extra strength Tylenol over the 3 weeks of the Ultimate Reset. Before this program I was using daily low level pain meds throughout the day, pain cream, and Extra-Strength Tylenol. I am getting tired of the food though. By the third week my appetite was growing. Eating almost a vegan diet with limiting portions was starting to be too much. I am thrilled though that I met my goal of discovering the reason behind my years of consistent pain! I started easing back towards normal food prepared and cooked like the foods in the reset. I had some chicken around day 18 and some chicken salad on day 19. I didn’t work out the numbers but I would be willing to bet the max calories for a day would barely get to 1000. That is too low for me. I started at a hair less than 232lbs and ended up 215.2 pounds on day 18. That is almost 17 lbs in 18 days. It was not my goal to lose weight. I really feel good between 222 and 225 and I felt considerably weaker with no stamina. I increased my calories and slowly increased my chicken, nuts and peanut butter.

I would strongly encourage friends and family to try the 21-day Ultimate Reset. I would advise to have specific goals in mind and track your progress. Don’t feel like you failed because you slightly veered off course, understand that to get the best results you should stay on track though. Give yourself a fair chance to be successful and work towards your goal.

 

A month after reset: We are still keeping at eating healthy, Chris has separate bread, bagels, and tortillas in the refrigerator that are all gluten-free. We are still keeping our energy levels up! Good thing because we have added another responsibility to our list of being full-time employees, parents, and part-time students…WITH 7 PUPPIES!!!

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WOW! How amazing is that, right?! It  blows me away how much of a MASSIVE difference this couple saw in their 21 day journey! Could you imagine living for YEARS with chronic pain and inflammation…going to multiple arthritis specialists thinking you were one of the “unlucky” ones to get Arthritis at such a young age…and then to take a leap of faith and do this crazy program your wife wants you to do with her for 3 weeks, and 2 weeks in to be 90% FREE OF PAIN and off your pain pill for the first time in YEARS?! I mean THAT is life changing people!!!!

What about Suzie and her insane energy levels!! I know this woman personally and let me tell you…she is the BUSIEST person I know…working full time in an extremely hectic environment, full time mommy to a very involved little girl, part time college professor, AND going to school to get her Masters PLUS now PUPPIES!!! That doesn’t include the daily things that come up with bills, shopping, meal planning, cooking, cleaning, homework, and being a WIFE! I don’t know how she does it… It was so rad to see how her energy soared through this program!

If you were inspired by this couple’s story, if you’re looking for a way to press the “RESET” button, I would love to speak with you. I would absolutely LOVE to be reading your transformation story after your journey through a program like this. Think of how different your life could be if you decided to finally put YOU first. To take care of yourself and be the BEST version of yourself…to have amazing energy, feel strong and athletic, to feel confident, to be free of pain…who in your life would benefit from you being stronger, healthier, happier? Your spouse, your kids, your career, your family, your clients, your friends, THE WORLD! You were created with a purpose my friend. You can’t fulfill that purpose if you are burdened with chronic fatigue and poor health. I’d love to work with you and help give you the resources you need to transform into the best version of yourself. Because…well, why the heck not?!

Email me today! TheHealthPatriot@gmail.com

 

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Wow…This will be a GAME CHANGER!

I have big news for you guys…something that has NEVER ever been offered before. Something that will make my life and potentially yours much easier when it comes to keeping your health a priority. But first, let’s talk about transformation…

These are my most favorite pictures to see and stories to read. These people have struggled. Hard. They have tried multiple diets and products, wasted money on empty promises for weight loss, they have lost hope at one point…or many points. But all of these people have one thing in common…they tried one more time. They got back up, one more time and they took that leap of faith one more time, but this time….IT WORKED. This time, it made sense for them. There was an internal transformation that far outshines the external. Yes, excess fat was lost, but internally, confidence was restored, hormones balanced, digestion improved, pain eliminated, energy rejuvenated, there was JOY and vitality rebirthed in these individuals. This is why it’s different this time, and it can be for you too.

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FEELING INSPIRED???

I HOPE SO! These are all real people…no magical filters used. 🙂 They all used one or multiple of the Beachbody workout programs, followed the personalized nutrition guide, and integrated Shakeology into their daily routine. They slipped at times, absolutely, but they got back up and kept pushing forward and day by day their efforts compounded and paid off. Congratulations to all these amazing individuals who took a chance and bravely shared their results to encourage you and me. 🙂

 

If you’re still reading this, it means somewhere in your heart, you desire your own transformation story. Here’s your opportunity to make that a reality…

Now for the big announcement. Are you ready???

Ok, here it goes…

Beachbody has blown our minds once again with a LIMITED TIME OFFER PROMOTION that will knock your socks off. They are offering an All-Access Pass Challenge Pack between December 27, 2017-February 28,2016. Wait ’till you hear and understand what this means for you….

Beachbody has been around for years…they have created hundreds of workout programs, nutritional guides, cleanses, etc. With THIS new exclusive membership, you pay one fee and you have access to..wait for it..

EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING! All Beachbody programs ever created PLUS all 2017 Beachbody programs that will be released! You pay ONE price ONE time and have access for an entire year!

If you’re a Beachbody On Demand member right now, you are enjoying being able to have access to a large portion of Beachbody programs for a quarterly fee of $39.95, but you still know that you have to pay extra for the premium programs such as 21 Day Fix, 22 Minute Hard Corps, and Core de Force among others. With THIS membership, you have access to ev-er-y-thiiing! It is a KILLER deal! You guys, this literally is $6,000 in product if you break it down to price of each program that we are getting access to.

I know what you’re thinking…”Ok Jessica…I’m intrigued, but you still haven’t told me the price yet. It’s probably way too expensive for me like $800 or something.” HA… This is my favorite part.

First, let me break down what comes in the Challenge Pack:

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  • 1 YEAR ALL ACCESS PASS BEACHBODY ON DEMAND MEMBERSHIP: Live stream any workout, any meal plan from any smart device at anytime.
  • 1-MONTH SUPPLY OF SHAKEOLOGY ON HOME DIRECT: Dramatically increase your health & fitness results with this superpower formula.
  • 1 SET  PORTION FIX MEAL CONTAINERS: Abs are made in the kitchen. This 7-piece container set really helps to make meal planning easy & effective.
  • 1 SHAKEOLOGY SHAKER BOTTLE: I seriously use mine every day when I take my Shakeology on the go-or- I put a scoop of Shakeology in my bottle and add water when I’m ready for it.
  • 1 YEAR VIRTUAL HEALTH & FITNESS COACHING: As long as you’re an active member, you have access to ME, your coach for FREE! I’ll help motivate and guide you to your goals!
  • 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE TEAM SUPPORT: We have an amazing team, and to help keep everyone engaged and motivated we have weekly team calls, prizes, and an exclusive Facebook team page for our members only. We share struggles, victories, recipes, meal plans, and encouragement to help eachother stay committed to our goals and have fun doing it.
  • **FREE COACH REGISTRATION & BUSINESS STARTER PACK!: For anyone remotely interested in growing a residual income from home, getting a 25% discount on all products, and helping people in the process, this is a HUGE opportunity to get started at NO extra cost!

ALL of this…EVERYTHING you need to truly reach those health & fitness goals you’ve been dreaming about reaching for so long is at your fingertips and it’s only going to cost you $199. WOAH!

THAT’S IT?! Let’s break down what we’re saving here…

  • No gym membership necessary…at an average of $50-$120/month, that saves you $600-$1,440/ Year
  • No extra supplements or protein powder necessary…you plug in what you currently spend on multivitamins, supplements, and muscle milk and enter that savings here.
  • No more over purchasing groceries and throwing them away. The majority of people who stick to our meal plans end up saving $50-$100/week on groceries! That’s $200-$400 savings per month OR $2,400-$4,800 savings PER YEAR!
  • No personal training or Health Coach fee’s needed…Personal training is usually between $100-$200/session. Health Coaching is the same. Ya…you see where I’m going here. This is HUGE! PLUS, if you’re healthier, think of all the doctor visits you won’t have to pay for, the emergency surgeries, the specialists visits, the medication…wowzas!
  • No weekly or monthly “weigh ins”, no membership fee to pay for, no driving to the gym or a club or anyone! You do all this from your own home! Think of the gasoline we’re saving here! Think about how much the environment will love you!? Maybe… 😉

All of that considered, each year, you’d be saving $4,600-$12,240 EACH YEAR! Just by lifestyle changes and utilizing the tools available to you through this challenge pack. That’s not even including the business potential if you actually wanted to BE a coach and impact lives around the country. That’s an entire other blog post I would have to write and breakdown to you. 😉

 

I know everyone is swamped crazy busy with Christmas just around the corner, but I also know in the back of your mind, you’ve been thinking about changes you want to make happen. You’ve been thinking about wanting to do and try something different. You’ve been wanting to get you and your family healthy and far away from ever getting a scary diagnosis. So, now the seed has been planted. Think about this and come December 26th or December 27th, you know where to find me. Let’s get you started right on the path to success. The power is in your hands. The ball is in your court. No one is responsible for your future, for your health, for how you feel, other than YOU. What will you do with this opportunity you’ve been given?

 

Have a very Merry Christmas my friend. I look forward to hearing from you,

 

Jessica
-The Health Patriot-

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$$$ 2 Million Dollar Bet…on YOU!

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Heeeeey there!

I’m SO excited to share with you that the Beachbody Health Bet is BACK and it has DOUBLED since the last time!

If you recall, just a few months ago, Beachbody made a bet on all of us. They put their money where their mouth is. They were so sure that we would love our results with their programs that they bet over $1 Million on it. For those individuals who were apart of a challenge group during this time, who tracked 5 Shakeology drinks and 3 workouts a week in the My Challenge Tracker App for 4 weeks…they were all given a check. The huge pot of over $1 Million was split evenly among all of those committed challengers and coaches. WOW…that’s dedication. If the prize pool is not enough to convince you to run a Challenge Group during the contest period, consider these stats reported by participants from the last
Beachbody Health Bet:

  • 75% of customers and 86% of Coaches met their health and fitness goals
  • More than 85% of Coaches and customers were satisfied with the contest
  • 85% of customers would most likely participate in another Beachbody Health Bet

There were THOUSANDS of people who got amazing results with the last Health Bet! It was so successful in fact, that Beachbody is offering it to us again and they have DOUBLED their bet! The pot is guaranteed to be at least $2 Million! For every single challenge pack that is sold between October 31 – December 31, 2016, they will add $5 all the way up to a max out of $3 Million!

You literally will get paid to commit to a healthier lifestyle for 4 weeks… You could get paid enough to completely cover the cost of our entire Challenge Pack plus some!

If you’ve been waiting…if you’ve been thinking about your new year’s resolutions…if you’ve been wanting to feel better, to get stronger, to shred excess fat, to feel confident inside and out…NOW IS THE TIME! THIS is what you’ve been waiting for! Whose with me????

I promise, if you stick with these programs…we take the guess work out, the workouts are short, the meal plans are effective and delicious, and don’t even get me started on how AMAZING Shakeology is….You WILL get the results. YOU WILL. It’s not a question. The only question is if you want it and how bad….WHY is this important to you? I want you to email me your response to that question. WHY do you want this. Let me know and we can talk about your struggles, your strengths, and if you qualify for this awesome opportunity.

 

–> TheHealthPatriot@Gmail.com <–

I look forward to connecting with you my friend. Let’s make 2017 the best year yet!

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Jessica

-The Health Patriot-

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