Sunday, July 9, 2017

Start by starting

Three years ago I had just been given my 6 week Post Operation clearance to start light yoga. I had never done yoga before, but I was desperate to get my life back. My cancer in my uterus had made me grow to look 6 months pregnant. I had put on 65 pounds. I was so unhappy too. I was ready to change my life. 

So I walked down to this local yoga studio I had walked by every day and decided to go in and give it a shot. My first class was an accidental level 2 vinyasa and I about died. But there was a girl in the front who stood on her head and it really intrigued me. So I went home and decided I would one day stand on my head like her. It only took a couple weeks of practice and I was inverting, but it wasn't pretty.

I knew I needed to get stronger and to shed the weight that #Cancer had put on my body. So I did. I committed to working out 30 minutes along with diving into my yoga practice.

I tell you this because SO MANY people come to me and say they "wish" they could get healthy. They "wish" they could do headstands on paddle boards, they "wish" they were strong like me.

EVERYONE has it in them, you just have to START and align yourself with like minded people that can HELP you. This journey is not something that should be done alone. Why? Because you are your worst enemy. If you don't have a posse in your corner speaking life into you and killing your excuses, you will fail over and over again. The ones who try to do it alone are usually the ones that are so used to quitting, they are scared to commit to a group because they KNOW they will be held accountable.

If you are READY to change your life and START...


My next challenge group STARTS prepping July 17th. You will need to get your kit to be ready. 
What will be required?
Push play on your workout daily.
Follow the meal plan.
Check in with the group.
Encourage others going through the program.
Have fun, meet friends, crush your goals. 

This program is called the Shift Shop and it changed my life. You can read all about that HERE 
If you didn't read the article,... here are my results.

Now I am bringing this opportunity to you...

How can you be included in my exclusive SHIFT SHOP  group... and what's included?
GET YOUR KIT! You MUST get your kit PRIOR to July 17th. Email me with your confirmation number when you are all set and I will add you to the private group.

SHIFT SHOP Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand & Shakeology® Challenge Pack.
Get streaming access to the SHIFT SHOP, including 3 additional deluxe workouts, as well as every available Beachbody program for an entire year, your first 30-day supply of Shakeology, and Portion Fix®. Access to all of my groups for the entire year.* Best Value!

SHIFT SHOP Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand Performance Pack.
Get streaming access to the SHIFT SHOP, including 3 additional deluxe workouts, as well as every available Beachbody program for an entire year, your first month's supply of Beachbody Performance™ Energize and Recover, and Portion Fix.* Access to all of my groups for the entire year.*

• SHIFT SHOP & Shakeology Challenge Pack.
The entire SHIFT SHOP program on 3 DVDs, the program materials, your first 30-day supply of Shakeology, and a 30-day free trial membership to Beachbody On Demand.* Access to 2 rounds of my exclusive Shift Shop group.

• Are you already a Beachbody On Demand member—and planning to stream the SHIFT SHOP? Get the Shakeology & Portion Fix Challenge Pack, which includes your first 30-day supply of Shakeology and Portion Fix. Access to 2 rounds of my exclusive Shift Shop group.

On your MARK get set.....

Don't forget your markers!!!
The agility markers are a unique way to challenge yourself in the SHIFT SHOP. They help you develop agility and coordination as you navigate around them, reacting to color “callouts” from Chris. As you improve throughout the program, the markers can be spaced farther apart to add new levels of intensity—meaning that anyone can be appropriately challenged regardless of fitness level. • The Beachbody Agility Markers are included with every DVD pack and are available for purchase separately. A printable version is available for download with your Beachbody On Demand membership.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Who wants to win $500 just for working out once?


So... who wants a chance to win $500 just for working out tomorrow (Monday July 3, 2017)?

It is true! Five randomly selected winners will each receive $500, a set of Beachbody Agility Markers, and one Advanced Beachbody Performance Stack.
You can bet your patootie I am entering to win.
Here is how you enter. Simply go to http://tinyurl.com/TryTheShift and sign up for your free beachbody on demand #BOD trial if you don't already have one.
If you are a Beachbody On Demand member, simply take a video of yourself doing the SHIFT SHOP cardio workout outside.
You’ll be able to find the workout starting Monday, July 3, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time, exclusively on Beachbody On Demand’s Challenge du Jour page.
3. Post your video no later than July 3 at 11:59:59 p.m. on either Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtags #ShiftShop and #Sweepstakes. (You must use both tags.)

I am SO excited to announce I am now a part of the elite #GlideTribe with Glide SUP!



Some days you open your email and you get the BEST news. 

That is what happened to me a couple weeks ago when GLIDE contacted me and let me know they chose me as a new member of their ELITE tribe! 



I may have done a little dance. 

Why?

Because in my opinion, if you are going to get an SUP for yoga... Glide is the best. 

Why do I think that? Well here are my reasons.

#1 They are Made in the USA. Look I like to support my country when I can, just like I support my state, and city. Buying local keeps the economy booming. The vast majority of paddle board companies manufacture overseas, and even their employees have never seen a board made from start to finish... but not Glide. Every member of the Glide team has been to their factory and has hands on knowledge of how the boards are made and the process that is involved. I love to be a part of companies like that. 


#2 They are Ultra Durable. This matters. Boards and parts are not cheap. Glide’s patent-pending GSS coating, is a VOC free polymer that has been developed to create an extremely durable coating that withstands damage caused by rocks, debris, abuse, paddle strikes, and drops. Ultra durable Glide boards means less frequent purchases and less strain on your business or personal budget. Also longer board life means less boards filling up our landfills, or being dumped in the ocean. (Can you believe people do that?!?!).

#3 They are Eco-Friendly. No other American SUP company recycles their EPS scrap as efficiently as Glide. Also Glide refuses to use low cost, highly toxic Polyester resins, and have taken adherence to green manufacturing principles to an unprecedented level in SUP manufacturing. Glide is proud to use exclusively 100% non-toxic Entropy Bio resins, reducing potential harm to our employees, the environment, and over overall carbon footprint.

#4 They are BEAUTIFUL. The boards are just stunning and speak for themselves.  I have this Lotus Board... 

Isn't she beautiful? You can see their other designs here

So if you are like me and #ShopWithPurpose - meaning you want your $$ to go toward good, rather than continuing on with the blind big box ways.... then definitely check out GLIDE.

Use code christisilbaugh10 at checkout for 10% off your board! 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Confessions of an extrovert..... I'm really an introvert.

It is true.
I am an introvert.
From my life on social media you probably would never guess.
I can be very extroverted with my tribe, but only my tribe. In fact there was a time that I had to have anti-anxiety drugs and wine before I went into social situations. That was before I learned the power our minds have and how to control it, but it did happen nonetheless.

I am sharing this with you because I know what a prison it can feel like. I mean I WANT to go to the party... but getting my mind and body to get me there is another story. Can you relate?
It isn't that I don't want to be social, it just really shuts me down... or it did.

Until I learned a little secret.

It wasn't me it was them. Them being the people I was hanging around. They weren't my people, so I had to send my representative out into the world to try to be who they needed or wanted me to be, which of course never worked. It was a vicious cycle, and one I had no idea I was in, let alone how to get out of it.

Then I got sick with cancer and my whole world changed.
I woke up.

Plain and simple... life is too damn short to try to be someone you aren't. Those quotes that go around the internet daily saying "you are the sum of the people you hang around" are beyond true. One day I saw that quote and looked at who I had spent the prior 10 years of my life with. I took inventory.

I was surprised to realize I had to clean house. Most of the people were miserable and unhappy so they spent their time talking about how other people were living their lives wrong. I remember sitting in a conversation after my cancer with some friends and realizing how miserable and unhappy everyone was. The whining and complaining and finger pointing was just too much.

I haven't seen those friends since.... haven't had any anxiety pills since either.

I made a list of everything I wanted to be, and I started looking for those type of people.
I made a list of everything I liked to do, and I started doing those things.
Next thing I knew I had an entire new group of uplifting friends that liked all the same things I do!

It came down to one decision. I didn't "break up" with any friends or have any falling out... I simply invested my time in those that invested in themselves. Cuz we treat others how we treat ourselves, and that is a fact. So I decided to treat myself the way I wanted to be treated, and when I interact with others, I give them what I want. Love and acceptance. That is all that is welcomed here. I don't care your age, race, weight, or gender... I care that you want to be a better you.

If you are looking for a place to start... and are ready to have nothing but positive uplifting souls in your life. Hit me up. I have a huge network of just that. We will encourage you to take daily steps in loving yourself, by eating right, moving your body, getting personal development, and helping you find your tribe of "you's". You ready? momwhatsfordinner@yahoo.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

How I changed my life with The Shift Shop

If you have not yet heard about the HOTTEST new workout coming out this July by Chris Downing and Beachbody... get ready!


I was so blessed to be asked by Corporate to participate in an exclusive elite coach test group for the Shift Shop. I jumped (literally) at the opportunity. I was scared and intimidated, but knew that meant I had to go for it. When fear creeps in, I let it be my compass. I am so thankful I listened to my soul and gave it all I got. We got to work every day with Chris (the creator). He went live with us, sent us videos, encouraging messages, and was an amazing coach and motivator.

This experience was life changing. It was a lot like when I went through my 200 hour yoga teacher training. The right grind gives you the right growth and boy did I grow.

I was blessed to have my whole family commit with me to this process.
So what did this commitment entail?

Shift Shop rule #1: Food is fuel.
We committed to following the meal plan that shifts each week. As your workouts ramp up, the carbs are reduced. By week 3 you have transitioned to a Low Carb High Protein diet. The program is an unlimited veggie program. So you are never hungry. Honestly it was a LOT of food. It is also a grain free program. I thought I would miss my bread and grains, but I was so full all the time I never craved it. Remembering this is a program for 21 days helps too. It is a program to shift your digestive system in the right direction and get your body moving like the machine it is. We had NO PROBLEM following the meal plan. We prepped 2 times a week and that was it. I found I had a lot more free-time because I usually cook every day. The meals were simple and tasty.

Here are a few examples of what we ate:










The next thing we committed to was pushing play on the workouts. Week 1 they are 25 minutes long. You alternate speed 25 and strength 25, with adding core to strength days. Core is an additional 14 minutes. Week 2 they ramp up to 35 minutes with the same alternating structure. Week 3 they are 45 minutes. There is an optional round 2 of this program that we also did where the workouts ramp up to 50 minutes.

Honestly.... I spend much more time than that watching other people live on TV so there was no excuse not to show up. The workouts are challenging in a GREAT way. Chris motivates you at all the right times and challenges you to use your spirit when your body gives up. I felt empowered and strong.

This was truly a blessing I will be forever grateful for. We finished strong. We did not cheat on our meal plan once. We did not miss a workout. So ya wanna see me and my families results?
 Me, Age 44 
 My husband Randy age 59

 My daughter Taylor age 24

My son-in-law Zak age 35

I am continuing to work with Chris in the coach test group as he still is talking to us daily and empowering us with motivational videos and working with us through our struggles. I am becoming a better coach because of him.


Shift #3 was our mindset. We teamed up and checked in each day in our online accountability group. Chris gives us daily messages, and in my group... I will also be giving messages along with Chris. So you will have the opportunity to have the same experience I did.

The program comes out to all Beachbody On Demand members July 12th, and I am leading a group through this same process. Chris and I will be guiding you along the way. This is an AMAZING opportunity to grasp the greatness that is within you.
Lets' get you set up with BOD now so you will be ready for the shift!
You can get set up here:
tinyurl.com/BuyTheShift

NOTE: Only people willing to do the entire program (meal plan and workouts) are allowed in my group. No half assers allowed. Shakeology is PART OF THE MEAL PLAN.

The entire program, plus access to all of my groups and all of my programs for a FULL YEAR is $160.

Please feel free to ASK ME A QUESTION.
I will be doing the program WITH you. The group registration CLOSES no later than July 17th as we begin PREPPING for the group. The first workout and meal is July 24th.
EMAIL me once you get your kit and I will add you to the group. I already have the meal plan up!



Sunday, March 19, 2017

I am GRATEFUL what is your word?

Sponsor Shoutout to My Intent for this lovely grateful word charm and adjustable necklace to hold my word close and keep it in the forefront of my mind. 

MyIntent Project is a catalyst for meaningful conversations and positive energy.

They believe there is purpose inside each of us and they want their efforts 
to encourage people to share more truth and inspiration with each other.
They are not a jewelry company - they are a service project.

WHAT VIRTUE DO YOU WANT 
MORE OF IN YOUR LIFE?

WHAT IS A CHALLENGE YOU WANT 
TO OVERCOME?

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE
ABOUT AND WANT TO DO MORE?

These are questions they desire us to ask so we can push forward to live the lives we are meant to live, have the friends we are supposed to have, overcome the things we are meant to overcome. 

I desire to live in gratitude. Every heartbeat, every breath, every smile, every tear, every laugh... I am so thankful for it all and always want to remember to lead with gratitude and everything falls into place. Therefore GRATEFUL is my word.

So what is your word?

Go find out and make your special keepsake at www.myintent.org

Monday, February 13, 2017

When ENOUGH is ENOUGH its time to take ACTION and change your life permanently

Hey beautiful.
Yep, I am talking to you. 
Right now I want you to STOP the negative self talk and realize how amazing you are. 
So you have dark circles under your eyes, from taking care of EVERYONE else but you. 
SO WHAT your tummy is stretched out from the LIFE you brought into this world. Maybe you haven't had time or money to make it to the hair or nail salon so a messy bun is a constant companion on your head. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! 

I realize first hand how much of our identity is given up when we decide to have children. I also know Mom's would not change a thing. We give our ALL to those we love. But... I am here to remind you.
YOU GOTTA FIRST LOVE YOURSELF!!!

You have those precious eyes watching. What do you want to teach them? 
Self love?
or
Self defeat?

It is a humbling experience to become a mom and no one quite prepares you for that. I know what it is like to have a tummy that feels like jello and NO energy to do anything about it. Which led me to just eating comfort food to console my self loathing thoughts. 

Is this you?

This is the place I was in 3 years ago. I was fat, sick and nearly dead..

Well maybe not, but I sure felt like it. I was 6 weeks POST operation for the removal of 3 cancer tumors in my body. My tummy had been sliced open 8 inches for the biggest tumor to be removed which REALLY did a number on my self esteem. I looked 6 months pregnant because of the HUGE tumor that was growing in my uterus.  Frustrated, defeated and full of tears I remember laying in bed thinking "THIS IS NOT THE WAY LIFE IS SUPPOSED TO BE!" 

I hated my skin, hated my hair, hated everything about me. I was angry at the world and I KNEW that I didn't want to feel that way any more. NEVER again! I made the decision to give myself the love I needed and wanted. So I could learn to love others and help others stop hating themselves. I never looked back. I didn’t feel good and I had to make a change. I was introduced to yoga, clean eating, and superfoods through my Cancer recover counseling and ended up getting more education in nutrition. I also documented the process and what I learned in my book: Nourish - The beginner's guide to eating healthy and staying fit. 

I fell in love with inversions. Headstand, handstand, pincha, but I could not hold them for long and my alignment was not awesome. I knew I needed more muscle and toning. I had lost 10 lbs just from adding superfoods and yoga into my life and I finally had more energy to add more. So I started adding a 30 minute workout to my life. What happened next...

Over the course of those next 3 months I focused on “ME” for at least 30-45 each day. I would push play for my workout session. I sweated, I cried, I thought I would never change, but then right before my eyes my body started to change. As I embraced clean eating and drank Shakeology daily my skin began to glow, my hair and nails got stronger, and I had more natural energy! I was stronger and I started to have more confidence. WHAT!!!! I was THAT girl who NEVER had EVER Stuck to a fitness program in my life. I always started our the year making a New Years Resolution to get in shape and then I was gone in 2 weeks and stuck paying a membership for the year. I was the girl who would walk into a gym, take some classes and then walk around doing the weights (COMPLETELY WRONG) acting like I knew what I was doing, then I would go make a huge italian dinner with bread and noodles and loads of wine. I had never permanently changed my diet before, but, I liked it! I mean I REALLY liked who I was transforming into, and I LOVED the way my LIFE was changing. 

This is my transformation of 2 rounds 21 day fix and 1 round 21 day fix extreme and Shakeology. Total time 3 months.

Total weight lost from start to finish -65lbs. 
I started running little groups of other women and men that wanted to change their lives too. 
That is when the miracles started rolling in!
My best friend Penny has lost OVER 100 pounds so far!

My daughter lost 35 pounds!

And that was just the beginning! As of now I personally have been able to help HUNDREDS of people reach their goals. I also started a team that is joining forces with me and we all work together to help people as much as we can. 

My inversions sure changed too!!!

I can say that because of my team, the support of the challenge groups and the other women in the group I truly have found a way to love the skin that I am in! 


We all have imperfections.  I earned my imperfections and I learned to love them! They are a part of who I am. Does this speak right to your heart??? Then maybe its time for you to trust me and finally take that leap of faith and join my next challenge group!

So now, my job as a coach is to pay it forward. I am going to be launching a specific accountability and support group that is geared towards matching you up and with a fitness program and nutrition guide to meet your needs but to walk you through the process of changing your unhealthy habits, creating a more positive mindset, embracing your imperfections and chucking the word diet to the wind. We are not dieting, we are creating a healthy lifestyle. Because we are supposed to be ABUNDANT in ALL areas of our lives. 

So STOP making excuses and make a DECISION to change instead. I promise you will work just as hard on your excuses that you will on effort towards your goals. So why not work toward the POSITIVE?

What Do I Need For This Group?
-Each participant is required to have me as their coach. You can create an account here. 

-You are required to do a fitness program, which I will help you to pick the one that best fits your needs. EMAIL ME to tell me you want in we will go over your needs, your current struggles and then decide the program for you.

-You are required to replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the 5 weeks because as I am teaching you how to change your eating habits and give you the tools to make this a lifestyle change we want to have at least 1 meal each day that is quick and easy but isn’t lacking in your nutritional quality. Shakeology does that! It is my saving grace because quite honestly there are days that I am so busy that I don’t have time to make a balanced meal so this is my go to!! It has EVERYTHING your body needs, and is superfoods! Plus it really does taste awesome!

–You are required to log into our closed My Challenge Tracker App daily where I am going to share tips, recipes, meal plans, tips to handle eating out, and emotional eating plus improving your body image. We will truly take your journey one day at a time! I have been through the process and I know at what point you want to throw in the towel, I know when you hit plateaus and what situations tend to trip you up. I have tools and tips for all of those. There is no more trying to navigate this change on your own. We are working at this together.

–My goal is to get you a program that you are excited about and that you start and complete it. I do not want it to be something that sits on your shelf and collects dust!

Does this sound like something you would like to do?

If so, take the time to EMAIL ME. I will contact you within 24 hours to discuss whether this would be a good fit! I am accepting a small group of customers for this group and I would love to have some motivated women who are really ready to make a change! Let’s face it, there will never be a perfect time. The right time is now! So let’s get started!

I am NOT going to let you fail! I am giving you my word that I am going to support, guide and help you to truly make a change, live a more positive life and embrace who you are on the inside out! We live in a world full of comparison and its time to chuck that to the wind and just BE YOU!!!!!!
Cannot wait to help you achieve ALL of your hopes and dreams. LET'S TALK!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Healthy Sweet Potato Nachos - dairy free option




EVERYTHING on this plate is dairy free, with the exception of my Greek yogurt. Thankfully my body processes that wonderfully. 

Everything on here is actually really healthy for me!
Sweet Potatoes
Coconut Oil
Sea salt
Garlic
Chicken
Tomato
Avocado
onion

Cheese made from almond and rice. 


HEALTHY nacho's that HIT THE SPOT!
So let me tell you about the cheese!
They have ZERO trans fats and are made from nuts, or rice. 
AND... everything is CERTIFIED organic.
They know a way to my heart. 

You can use a spicier Jalapeno Jack 

-or-
you can use a nice cheddar!

I got both of mine from Lisanatti foods
To make the sweet potato nachos...

3 large sweet potatoes, washed and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 large avocado, pit removed and diced
Sour cream or Greek yogurt

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the sweet potato rounds on a large baking sheet. You might need two baking sheets if you run out of room. You don’t want to overcrowd the sweet potatoes. Toss the sweet potatoes in olive oil and season with sea salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the sweet potato rounds. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are crisp.
Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle cheese Bake until cheese is melted, about 5-7 minutes.
Remove pan from oven and top with all your favorite toppings. I used cooked chicken, avocado, red onion, tomato, greek yogurt. and it was SO YUM! 


As you can see the alternative cheese shreds and melts perfectly. I am thrilled, happy and full. 




Easy quick clean pizza sauce




I am an organic, non-gmo, tree hugging, clean eating, yogi. My past was not so. Cancer whipped me into shape and I am now here to help you all be pro-active with your health. There are simple steps you can take. Like this one for instance. Stop buying pre-made pizza sauce and marinara. 90% of them are LOADED with sugar, not to mention the chemicals and preservatives. I can show you how to whip up pizza sauce for 2 pizzas in NO time at all
Let me show ya how!

Easy quick clean pizza sauce

1 can organic Tomato Sauce
1 can organic Tomato Paste
1/2 Tbsp fresh garlic
1 Tbsp italian seasoning
sea salt to taste


Stir together over low heat to blend flavors for 5-10 minutes. BOOM.. ready to spread on that crust. 
Now let's talk crust...

If you know me by now, you KNOW I am NOT gonna through some sub par, fake filler food crust at you. So today let me introduce Boulder Dough, who created a pizza crust recipe made with healthy, clean ingredients; gluten free and vegan; and taste great! 

They come shrink wrapped and READY to go!
I just preheated my baking stone, because that is how I roll, and placed an unwrapped dough on it. 




Top with your awesome pizza sauce you just made.

UH OH!!!!
Time for cheese. Usually the part that makes or breaks the pizza... AND the part that adds LOADS of unhealthy fats. For those dairy intolerant... here is your exit ... right? 
WRONG!

Let me introduce to you Lisanatti Foods Almond Mozzarella that is OMG worthy. 
Lisanatti vegetarian cheese alternatives are known for their exceptional texture, flavor, and melting performance. . Lisanatti cheese alternatives are easy to use in favorite recipes as a cholesterol-free, gluten-free substitute for traditional dairy cheese. For dietary changes to improve health, our vegetarian cheese alternatives contain no Trans fats or saturated fats, are low in sodium and good sources of calcium and protein! So Add it to your pizza pie! 



Top it with your favorite toppings. 
We chose some grilled chicken and onions, but you can add anything you like! 

Bake at 425 for 15 minutes and you have a WONDERFUL pizza! 

EVERYONE in our house LOVED the crust and the cheese and didn't feel icky and bloated after. 


The sauce was bomb too! 
Enjoy! 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Time is running out for the fitness and nutrition deal of the Century!



Making sure EVERYONE possible gets a chance to hop in on this AMAZING special before it ends. Would love to work with you! This gets you:


- an entire year of fitness
- guided nutrition
- portion control to either gain, lose, or maintain weight
- the amazing superfoods I talk about all the time
- entrance into any of my accountability groups
- constant access to recipes and meal plans
- ME as your coach to help encourage and inspire you while I work toward my goals right along with you.
- the 3 new programs coming out this year will be included. You will have first access at no extra cost.


It is a whole year of fitness, over $6000 of product... for $199.

GET YOURS HERE before the special expires and I will be contacting you to find out what your goals are and help you with a plan to get there!

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