Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BOO-tiful Offer Just For YOU





I know that this time of year is especially hard to commit to spending money on yourself. Especially with Christmas around the corner. Money is always tight but this is also the time when most people feel the stress of their pants tightening and their energy plummeting due to the change in weather. The worst thing that you can do for yourself is throw your hands up in the air and give in to the temptations all around you. 




So to make the decision a little easier on your wallet I chose to run this 
Boo-tiful offer for followers of either my blog (this blog) and/or my facebook page.  The special offer goes like this - anyone who purchases a challenge pack as my customer and upgrades to a Preferred Member or Coach Member will receive $30 cash back 
Or
if you are not interested in the future 25% savings as one of these members then with your challenge pack purchase you will receive $10 cash back. 

Don't wait, this special offer ENDs at 11pm EST October 31, 2013!! 




So what is a challenge pack?
It must be important right if I am willing to offer cash back to you!! Well challenge packs are pretty darn important if you ask me. They are the bundle that gets you started on your journey and helps you  keep going.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a challenge pack is, let me explain! A challenge pack is a a fitness program of your choice (P90X,Insanity, Turbofire, T25, and others) and Shakeology (the healthiest meal of the day), a workout calendar, a nutrition guide, 30 day teambeachbody.com club membership, plus free shipping, me as your beachbody coach and a discounted price! It is the total package. 

What is also super sweet about the month of October is that P90x and P90x2 are both on sale this month!! You can get two top workout programs at a discounted price and receive cash back in your wallet to use for something else.
 

So if you are in need of a complete overhaul with your health and fitness or you are missing one of the two key components (exercise or nutrition) then this is the way to go. As with other weight loss or nutrition programs out there you usually get half of the equation. So you get the fitness with a gym membership, but lack the nutrition or with weight watchers you get some form of nutrition but no fitness component.

With Beachbody you get the expertise of the trainers who have developed the fitness programs, the nutrition guide and the online tools to help you plan out your meals and snacks plus the accountability of the small group and me as your coach!! I will check in with you daily to help you create and reach your own personal goals. 
Why Should I upgrade to a Preferred Member or Coach Member?
What is the benefit? 
As a Preferred Member or Coach Member you get 25% off of everything you purchase. That means, Shakeology, each and every fitness program plus all of the nutritionals and supplements.  If you are someone who drinks Shakeology every day or even twice a day it makes sense to purchase it at the discounted price. If you drink shakeology for 6 months you end up saving roughly around $195.00. That is crazy!!! Anyone who knows me, knows I am always about saving money and this is a great way to get your healthiest meal of the day for less than what you are probably paying now!!

So, what are you waiting for?! Do you want to change your life? Do you want to get in the best shape of your life and have a community of support to help you get there? Then don't delay, Contact ME and we will get the process started for you.  

Don't forget about my Boo-tiful offer - For followers of either my blog (this blog) and/or my facebook page you can receive $30 cash back when you purchase a challenge pack as my customer and upgrades to a Preferred Member or Coach Member.
Or
if you are not interested in the future 25% savings as one of these members then with your challenge pack purchase you will receive $10 cash back. 

Don't wait, this special offer ENDs at 11pm October 31, 2013!! 



Now is the time to learn how to live a 
FIT, HAPPY, and HEALTHY Life 
and we will do it 
TOGETHER!!!!

~Alyson


@alysonhorcher - Instagram

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

Thanks to a friend from my hometown for posting this recipe for me.  I was asking for favorite crock pot meals and he was so nice to share this one with me.

This dish my husband threw together while I was at Boo at the Zoo with my sister and nephew.  How nice was it to come home and dinner was waiting for us!! Now that is my kind of cookin'!!

Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken
we served this chicken dish with steamed carrots and baked zucchini

Ingredients...
1 teaspoon garlic powder 
1 teaspoon dried basil 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon pepper 
2 teaspoons dried minced onion 
4 garlic cloves, minced 
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 24 ounces) or breasts 
sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley 

Directions...
Combine the first five dry spices in a small bowl and spread over chicken on both sides. Set aside. Pour olive oil and garlic on the bottom of the crock pot. Place chicken on top. Pour balsamic vinegar over the chicken. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Sprinkle with fresh parsley on top to serve.

All that is left to do is...


Are you interested in healthier eating options or want to do an overhaul on your diet.  Let me know!  Together we can determine what is the best action plan for you.  See I am a Beachbody Coach and I help people reach their health and fitness goals - WHY? because I needed help at one point too and now it is my turn to return the favor!! Whether you want to learn how to eat healthy and/or want to incorporate exercise into your day - I have a solution for you! Join me!!

Now is the time to learn how to live a 
FIT, HAPPY, and HEALTHY Life 
and we will do it 
TOGETHER!!!!

~Alyson


@alysonhorcher - Instagram

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pumpkin Boatmeal

Love Fall, Love Pumpkin!! 

Also love Oatmeal in the morning.  Last week I tried an amazing new breakfast recipe called Pumpkin Boatmeal - boatmeal meaning Baked Oatmeal.  I so wish I could remember where I found the recipe because I think the title of this recipe is so darn clever!! 

Pumpkin Boatmeal

Ingredients...
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup milk of choice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
1/4 cup raisins or walnuts to sprinkle on top

Directions...
1. Preheat oven to 380 degrees
2. Combine raw oats, spices, pumpkin, and milk.
3. Pour into a lightly sprayed 1 cup ramekin
4. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until firm

Are you interested in healthier eating options or want to do an overhaul on your diet.  Let me know!  Together we can determine what is the best action plan for you.  See I am a Beachbody Coach and I help people reach their health and fitness goals - WHY? because I needed help at one point too and now it is my turn to return the favor!! Whether you want to learn how to eat healthy and/or want to incorporate exercise into your day - I have a solution for you! Join me!!

Now is the time to learn how to live a 
FIT, HAPPY, and HEALTHY Life 
and we will do it 
TOGETHER!!!!

~Alyson


@alysonhorcher - Instagram

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A New Week and a New Plan!!

Getting my act in gear early this week and it is going to be a busy week!! It's Halloween week and all kinds of festivities are happening around here!! My little ones are super excited for Thursday to come.  My son is going to be the Legendary Iron Man and my daughter is going to be a purple butterfly!! Can't wait!! 

Halloween also means lots and lots of candy and other sugar loaded treats.  My husband's family always made caramel covered apples, so this year I am going to try making my own clean eating version of a caramel apple and I have to say I am pretty excited.  

Then next on our list is carving our Pumpkins!! We have had pumpkins for over a month now and they have been  making our house look pretty outside but now it is time to put our creativity to use and carve those babies!! It is always so  much fun doing it with little ones!! This year though I am saving the seeds and roasting them.  MMM, can't wait for freshly roasted pumpkin seeds. Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Seeds is a healthy recipe I have been eyeing up!!  



Thursday rolls around and we visit our neighborhood friends and we visit the Pumpkin house.  It is a house in our neighborhood that carves close to 100 pumpkins and displays them throughout their yard.  Unfortunately this is also the last year they will be doing it so we are making sure to get there. The place is usually packed so thankfully we can walk to it from our house. 



Following Halloween I am guessing there will be many people who overindulged in the Halloween treats so I will be hosting a Shakeology 3-day cleanse.   I have done the cleanse a few times in the past and it never has disappointed me yet. If you want to learn more about the cleanse or even prepare in advance of Halloween please contact me so we can get a plan in place for you.  


To get me through the week I have prepared  my meal plan and I plan on sticking to it just in case I get tempted by a sugar loaded treat Thursday.  It is the last week of the month and do not want to go over our monthly grocery budget.  My plan is to clean out our fridge.  Use up what we have and so not much grocery shopping for me this week.  

I will be heading out tomorrow to get a few fresh items I need but my plan is to stay under $15! I won't have much prep for the week either which is nice.  Most of what we are eating is already prepared or I froze portions from a previous time when I made it.  

This week is also very exciting for  me because I am entering my  next phase of Les Mills Pump.  Week 6 is beginning tomorrow and I am super pumped!! I am noticing differences in my abs, and thighs (where I need it the most) and my weight has not changed. At this point in my journey I am trying to maintain my current weight. I am happy with my progress and I love Les Mills Pump.  

This past week the only new DVD that I started was Les Mills Pump and Shred. I have been following the schedule with Pump & Burn, Hard Core Abs, Flow, and cardio. I feel with the barbell I can handle more weight which my muscles are loving!! 
Well you know what that also means - time for my progress pictures and measurements!! AHH, that is always the moment of truth. I am  NOT  a big fan of getting my picture taken so this is always difficult for me but I do have to say the pictures really do tell the true story.  The numbers are great too but for me anyway those pictures tell it ALL!!  

Well there you have it my week all planned out!! Next plan is to stay on track!! Easypeasy when I have my strong support system around me. I don't know about you but I need that support to keep me in line and moving in the right direction.  I love love love being a part of challenge groups!!


Have a happy Halloween Week!! 
Be sure to check back later this week for my 
Boo-tiful Halloween offer!!





Now is the time to learn how to live a 
FIT, HAPPY, and HEALTHY Life 
and we will do it 
TOGETHER!!!!
~Alyson



@alysonhorcher - Instagram