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Thursday, December 31, 2009


Welcome to your KICKSTART into a healthier you for 2010!

Below you will find your daily plan for the first 5 days:
(I have lost inches with this twice!)

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Step on the scale! Write it down & don't cheat! Take your measurements...around chest, biceps, waist (biggest part), hips (biggest part & around the booty), thighs (largest part). You should have 7 measurements written down.

You will also be drinking 8-12 glasses of water each day!!! You will be eating 5 xs/day! For instance: 7am, 9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6pm... something like this. About every 3 hrs or so. No food after dinner! WATER!


DAY 1:

Breakfast - 1 slice turkey bacon, 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese, 1 cup fresh blueberries, 1 multi-grain waffle (no syrup! Use the berries!)
Snack - Protein Smoothie - 1 cup raspb or blueberries, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 cup skim milk or water and blend
Lunch - Tuna or Chicken Salad - include: romaine lettuce, spinich, chopped onion, egg, mustard - to taste
Snack - peanut butter and celery - 3 stalks, 1 Tbsp pb.
Dinner - Stir Fry: 4 oz skinless chicken breast, 1/4c brown rice, snow peas, onion, soy sauce.

DAY 2:

Breakfast - 3 egg whites, 1 cup broccoli
Snack - Protein Smoothie - same as day 1 - add ice this time.
Lunch - Turkey Sandwich - 1 slice whole wheat bread, 3 slices turkey, 4 romaine leaves, mustard, 2 slices tomato, 1 c alfalfa sprouts
Snack - cottage cheese
Dinner - Salmon (5oz) baked/broiled, 1 c steamed asparagus, 2 c romaine lettuce shredded, 1 c cucumbers diced or sliced, 1Tbs italian drsg (lite).

DAY 3:

Breakfast - 4 egg whites, 1/2 tomato chopped (put then together for a tomato omelet)
Snack - 10 almonds (no flavorings) and 2 Tbl dried cranberries
Lunch - Roast Beef Sandwich and Salad - 4 oz roast beef, mustard, rye/whole wheat bread, 1c shred romaine w/lite italian dressing
Snack - Protein Smoothie - 1/2 c fresh strawb, 1 scoop protein pwdr, 6 oz plain lowfat yogurt and blend
Dinner - Chicken Burrito w/rice and beans: 4 oz chicken, 2 Tbsp salsa w/1 whole wheat tortilla, 1/4c black beans, 1/4c brown rice.

DAY 4:

Breakfast - 1 c cottage cheese w 1/2 c raspberries
Snack - 1 pear w/4 slices colby or mozzarella cheese
Lunch - Turkey Avo Wrap: 3 slices turkey, 1 whole wheat tortilla (or 1 slice ww bread), 4 romaine leaves, 2 tomato slices, mustard, avocado
Snack - protein smoothie of your choice
Dinner - Fish and salad: 3 oz halibut, orange roughy, salmon, or tilapia w 1 c steamed broccoli, 2 c shredded romaine w/vinegar&oil.

DAY 5:

Breakfast - 4 egg whites: scrambled w/3 slices turkey
Snack - smoothie - 1 c blueberries, 1 scoop protein powder, 6oz yogurt & ice.
Lunch - Chicken roll up - 3 oz chicken breast, 2 slices tomato, 4 slices cucumber, 1 c lettuce, 1 Tbsp ranch dressing, 1 whole wheat tortilla.
Snack - 1 Tbsp pnut btr w/1 slice wwheat or multi-grain toasted bread.
Dinner - Steak or Chicken (3oz) broiled or grilled, steamed zucchini slices (or grilled), lettuce and italian for salad.

YOU CAN DO IT!!! Happy first 5 days!


New Year's Resolution Time!! Let's start working on your health & fitness! Join me for 10 days to Workout and eat right to find a new You!

So here we go with a 10-day KICK START!
Starting on JANUARY 4th thru the 13th!!

The deal is this... I post what you do, and you do it. Simple. See ya January 4th! I'll keep a 12sec video log each day here to show you my progress. Now read below for the info before we get started...

NOTE: Please check with your doctor before changing your diet or exercise routine.

The Food: Meal Plans* I have are suggestions. I am NOT a certified nutritionist, but a fitness enthusiast! *Replace foods you don't like (ie. if NO on cottage cheese...what else is protein?) Again, this is just a guide.

The Workouts: You can workout at home, or at your local gym. Follow whether I list cardio, weights or a combo. IMPORTANT: If you are doing a Beachbody product like P90X or ChaLEAN Extreme, etc... you can follow their routine guidelines and food suggestions!

Other: After this 10-Days, we will move on to do a 30-Day Challenge! There will be a couple of days break in-between. But if you want to learn more about fitness, check out my site: - it's free to join the Beachbody community and I'll even be considered your COACH once you log on to my site. Yea! Ask me if you have any questions.

More info coming tomorrow!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

JAN 30th - PiYo Training!

Join me for a PiYo Training on Sat, Jan 30th from 9am-5pm. Location: Alexander YMCA in downtown Raleigh, NC.
Rate: $159 - can't beat it!

EMAIL ME ASAP for a spot! Only 3 left!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chalene Is So Cool!

A shout out from Chalene herself!
Hope to see you all in 2010!!!! I can't wait!!!
I'm excited to ROCK IT this NEW YEAR!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Just FYI... I found this online today and thought I would share since I love brownies!! Avoid most of the time, but if you have to splurge - here you go!
I've never tried the winner, but I use the runner up!

Best Fudge Brownie:

Ghirardelli Ultimate Fudge Brownies
This brownie mix was a clear favorite with our test panel. Not only were there excessive "oohs" and "aahs,” this little brownie packs an over-the-top chocolate punch with great texture and a true dark chocolate taste. As one of our taste testers put it, "Wow! The best part is that while I could eat half a pan of the others, I could probably only eat two or three of these. There's so much fudge!"

Runners Up:
Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies
Fluffy and gooey, Betty’s fudge brownies are a close second to our winner. These brownies are very soft and moist, with good texture and a smooth chocolaty fudge flavor. "If I didn't want to go through all of the work to make the Ghirardelli brownies, this would be my go to mix," one panel member said.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Fierce fighters from several cities come together to TURBO KICK TRAINING! How cool is that??

Pretty dang cool!!
Congrats to all for successfully completing the training and having a good time too!! Go team GO! Take Turbo Kick and run with it!!! It's in your hands now so go for it! Make me proud!

And a special SHOUT OUT to SARAH HOPKINS, coordinator for the ALEXANDER YMCA in Raleigh, NC for hosting this awesome event. You're awesome!

Here's team Camp Lejeune!

And team Greenville!


Monday, October 19, 2009


Make it a fiesta night and enjoy this with enchiladas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tamales, taco salad, nachos... or whatever you have!

6 roma tomatoes
1/2 med-sized onion, finely chopped (red onions are my fave)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 serrano or jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
3 T cilantro, chopped
1/8 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 avocado, diced
juice of 1 lime

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve immediately or refrigerate and serve within 5 hours for best taste.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Last night I was going to make my normal yummy delicious "Fumi Salad", but to my dismay, I was missing most of the main ingredients. SHOOT!

Being the creative culinary person that I am... I decided to create a different version of the salad with ingredients I had in my fridge.

Thus, the Cabbage Salad was created! I actually might like it better than the original Fumi... try it and let me know what you think!

1 head cabbage chopped or shredded (bag version is fine)
1/2c shredded carrots
1/4c chopped red onion
1/4c chopped green bell pepper
1 chopped tomato (more if you like, that's all I had)
some crispy Chinese noodles or ramen noodles (1/2 bag is good, + or - to taste.)

3 T sugar
1 t pepper
1 t salt
6 T rice vinegar
3/4 c veg/canola oil
- shake together well!

Mix all together and toss with dressing immediately - so good!
Refrigerate any leftovers because it's so perfect the next day!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Just look at this killer HIP HOP HUSTLE group! Lots of energy and a blast of a class in Raleigh, NC! Way to work it ladies!!

To all of my HIP HOP HUSTLE TRAINING Participants: You all came with such great attitudes and a willingness to free it up and dance your booties off!!! Thanks for being so wonderful! It was an absolute PLEASURE to spend the day with each and every one of you and I only hope we can do it again soon!

And a BIG THANK YOU to my KERR YMCA and Group Fitness Director, Mariu Garcia, for hosting this aWeSoMe training!! A great fitness room that I teach Hustle in every Monday morning! I felt so lucky driving just 2 minutes down the road for it!! =) Ahhh!!! Thanks Kerr Y!

WAY TO GO LADIES! I know you'll have a blast teaching young and old this WAY FUN DANCE CLASS! So many people just need to move their bodies and this gives people the freedom to MOVE! Enjoy it... give it some PASSION... and share that HUSTLE FEVER like I do!! ;)

My name is Amanda... and I AM a HUSTLER!!! XOXO!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


OH YA... TURBO KICK LIVES IN JAMESTOWN! Look at how fun this group is!!

To all of the TURBO KICK Training attendees:

Thank you SO MUCH for coming out to learn Turbo Kick - Round 37 with me!! Wasn't it such a BLAST?!?!?!? You are going to LOVE teaching this and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you! Thanks for the opportunity!

A GIGANTIC THANK YOU to Takeela Reddrick, the Group Fitness Coordinator (in front on the left) at the Ragsdale YMCA in Jamestown, NC. She helped me so much in bringing this awesome training to life! THANK YOU!!

Here are just some of the TURBO KICK ROUND 37 WORKSHOP VETS that came and showed their TK LOVE! I forgot to take this photo BEFORE we started, but at least we got a few pics in. Sorry I didn't get everyone!! NEXT TIME!!

Such a KILLER time KICKIN' IT with ya! I hope to see you all at a future TURBO KICK WORKSHOPS!

Monday, September 21, 2009



If you are a meal-replacement shake drinker - this one is for you!

1/4 cup crushed ice
1 cup milk
1/4 to 1/2 cup orange juice
1 scoop chocolate Shakeology (or one of your choice)

Add all ingredients in the Magic Bullet (or blender of your choice) and blend well.

Viola! Pure chocolate orange bliss!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My First Try - SHAKEOLOGY!

Just in case you were wondering what it's like, here's my take on it from this morning - 9/17/09! And I'm looking forward to my next concoction tomorrow!

Get yours at:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009



Protein & Fiber Express
Here's an easy, delicious way to get almost all of your recommended daily allowance of fiber.

•1 scoop Shakeology
•1 scoop Shakeology Fiber Boost
•1 cup raspberries
•2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
•1/2 cup water
Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender. Mix to desired texture.

Nutrition Facts
Calories: 301
Fat: 8 g
Carbs: 43.5 g
Fiber: 22 g
Protein: 20 g

Note: If you are not accustomed to supplementing your diet with fiber, you may want to start with a smaller amount of Fiber Boost until your body adjusts.

Protein Dream Creamsicle
Want to dial up the protein in your Shakeology? Here's a solution to your nutritional needs wrapped in a childhood memory.

•1/2 scoop Greenberry Shakeology
•1/2 scoop vanilla Beachbody Whey Protein Powder
•1 cup nonfat milk
Directions: Mix it all together.

Nutrition Facts
Calories: 168
Fat: 1 g
Carbs: 24 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 21 g

Mr. Toad's Wild Recovery Drink
As if P90X® Results and Recovery Formula weren't fruity enough, try this 4-to-1 carb-to-protein cocktail on for size.

•1/2 scoop Greenberry Shakeology
•2/3 cup apple juice
•2/3 cup water
Directions: Mix it up. Drink it up.

Nutrition Facts
Calories: 146
Carbs: 28 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 8 g

Shakeology Lite
Here's a light, healthy, and low-calorie cocktail.

•1 Tbsp. Greenberry Shakeology (1/4 scoop)
•8 oz. carbonated mineral water
•Tumbler full of ice
Directions: Combine Shakeology and water. Stir them together—DO NOT shake them or you're in for a mess. Pour over ice.

Nutrition Facts
Calories: 35
Carbs: 5 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 4 g

Mudpie Meal Replacement
Here's a decadent way to balance Shakeology by fattening it up a little. For a more fibrous meal replacement, use 1-1/2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed in lieu of peanut butter.

•1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
•1 Tbsp. peanut butter
•1 cup water
Directions: Combine Shakeology, peanut butter, and water in a blender. Blend.

Nutrition Facts (with peanut butter)
Calories: 234
Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Carbs: 20 g
Fiber: 4 g
Protein: 19 g

Shakeology Heavy Gainer
For every manly man trapped in the body of a skinny dude, here's a good way to up the healthy calories.

•1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
•1 scoop Beachbody Whey Protein Powder (chocolate or vanilla)
•2 Tbsp. peanut butter
•1-1/2 cups low-fat milk
Directions: Combine. Blend. Consume. Gain.

Nutrition Facts
Calories: 621
Fat: 27 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Carbs: 46 g
Fiber: 6 g
Protein: 53 g

Sunday, September 13, 2009


My Shakeology Challenge starts on Tuesday, Sept 15th! One shake a day for 30days to see how your body changes! And join me on my Facebook page to see/hear about results on Oct 15th!

If you're just finding out... it's okay and you're not to late to join in!

Order Shakeology at:
For more info:
Or watch this video:

ps - If you can't order Shakeology this time, use a healthy meal-replacement shake you have and join in on my challenge!


This is TRUE and it's free to join in!!
If you workout or are trying to lose some weight, then is definately something you should do!

* First, go to my site:
(I kid you not, just do this and thank me later!)

* Next, Click on ANYTHING and get your own login name... for FREE! (If you are already a member, skip this part.)

* Then, check out what can do to WIN in the Million Dollar Body Game! (For real and it's worth it to enter - I know a lady that won $ for losing weight and is now a Coach and makes 6 figures!)

Million Dollar Body Game - What is it?
Play the Million Dollar Body Game and you could win money just for working out. Every year Beachbody gives away thousands of dollars to members of the Team Beachbody community as a way of saying thank you and to reward your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Ordinary people have achieved extraordinary results using Beachbody's fitness programs, and you could be one of them.

There are two great ways to play the Million Dollar Body Game:

1. WOWY SuperGym™ Daily Sweepstakes
Every day that you log in to WOWY SuperGym™ and enter your workout, you will be automatically entered in the Daily Sweepstakes. You could win a $300 cash prize or an electronic item such as an iPod, digital camera, or portable DVD player. And one day a week—the Mystery Day—someone will win $1,000.

Free members can also enter the Daily Sweepstakes. Click here to complete the alternate entry sweepstakes form each day you wish to enter the contest and log your workout in WOWY SuperGym™. The sweepstakes entry form needs to be completed and submitted by 11:59 pm (PST) for each day you wish to enter the Sweepstakes.

The Daily Sweepstakes gives you 365 reasons to keep Pushing Play. Winning cash and prizes just for working out—now, that's motivation!

2. Million Dollar Body Game Monthly Success Story Contest
Tell us your story and you could be one of eight $1,000 monthly Success Story Contest winners. In this contest you send us before and after photos of yourself and answer a few questions. Each month we choose a male and female from four different age categories and award them $1,000 for their body transformations. You can enter the contest even if you're still a work in progress; as long as you're seeing results we want to see your entries.

And it doesn't end there. The eight $1,000 monthly winners are automatically entered into the $10,000 quarterly contest. Without any extra effort on your part you will have a chance to win $10,000 just because you decided to get in shape and tell us about it.

Still need motivation to work out and eat right? Each of our monthly contest winners is eligible to enter the Million Dollar Body Grand Finale Contest, where the grand prize is $25,000. Each year we put on a huge party where we invite the finalists in the Million Dollar Body Game, and at the end of the night one male and one female each go home with a cool $25,000.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Provided by

Serves 4
Prep Time 35 min.
Total Time 35 min.
Nutrition Profile: Diabetes Appropriate
Healthy Weight, Heart Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Sat Fat

A bit messy and spicy, but this fiery combo of buffalo chicken in a modern wrap is guaranteed to drip! Enjoy!

2 tablespoon hot pepper sauce, such as Frank’s RedHot
3 tablespoon white vinegar, divided
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound chicken tenders
2 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoon nonfat plain yogurt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1 cup sliced celery
1 large tomato, diced

Step 1 - Whisk hot pepper sauce, 2 tablespoons vinegar and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl.

Step 2 - Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken tenders; cook until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add to the bowl with the hot sauce; toss to coat well.

Step 3 - Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, pepper and the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar in a small bowl. Stir in blue cheese.

Step 4 - To assemble wraps: Lay a tortilla on a work surface or plate. Spread with 1 tablespoon blue cheese sauce and top with one-fourth of the chicken, lettuce, celery and tomato. Drizzle with some of the hot sauce remaining in the bowl and roll into a wrap sandwich. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Saturday, September 5, 2009





Tuesday, September 1, 2009



Starting SEPT. 8th... Get your SHAKEOLOGY to be ready to see what you can do for your body! It's just a shake a day using SHAKEOLOGY for 30days (cheaper than what you pay for Starbucks and/or lunch everyday)!

I've never tried it, so this will be awesome to do it together! Let's see how great we feel from getting the REAL nutrients we need EVERYDAY! We may even lose weight! (I have a feeling!)

We will check in together on OCT 8th to see all results on my FACEBOOK page!!

Order yours today to get it on time. Choice of GREENBERRY OR CHOCOLATE. (Greenberry will mix with more things - fruit juice, etc. But if chocolate is your way...pick that one!)

Get SHAKEOLOGY here: - click on Products

Questions? Email me!



I did weep when my car left my side today... =( It's been a great car for us these past years and today my friend Sue got my black beauty! Congrats to Sue and family - may you enjoy it as much as we have!

Now, on to find that super FUN mini-van with the suped up tires and flames on the side of it! ;)

Friday, August 28, 2009


Oh man... it's time to give up my cool ride for the mommy minivan! I know, I know!! But since this is a good day - OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - I thought I could post my ride up for sale today HERE first!

Grey cloth interior
Only 39K miles!
I'm the only owner!
Great condition because I love this car!
(And it also just got it detailed at the spa yesterday!)
Non-smoker/No pets

Awesome for those with 2 kiddos or less! I hate to part with it!
Let me know if you're interested!
email me:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

WOWY = Work Out With You!

As you may know, I started working with:
and it is one of the BEST things that I have done!

But did you know that you can do this?

This is FREE to do and you can actually WIN money and prizes - JUST for logging in a live workout! I do it almost everyday and one of these days - I'm going to WIN! And even if I don't, I enjoy seeing how often I workout and to see my progress and which workouts I've done, etc.

Join me in this simply by going to my site and joining my team.
Also add my as a "BUDDY" so I can "WORK OUT WITH YOU"!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Menu Mondays - SUMMER ROLLS!

Oh my goodness are these good!

There are all kinds of ways to make these tasty treats, but essentially, you just need some fresh ingredients and you're on your way! My favorite ones are at Cheesecake Factory and CPK (California Pizza Kitchen). But I can't wait to make my own!

-Shrimp, lobster or crabmeat
-rice paper rounds

And add any combination of the following:
-clear rice noodles (or like them)
-sprouts (optional)
-shredded carrots
-green onion
-cucumber sliced
-cilantro leaves
-basil leaves
-mint leaves

Take any combination of ingredients and place on the rice paper and fold over in the middle, at the ends and then again in the middle. Cut across at an angle.

Try adding some dipping sauces like soy sauce, peanut sauce, sweet & sour sauce, teriyaki, etc.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Menu Mondays - Pasta!

Since I have this new love of PESTO...

I thought I'd try it out (basil pesto) mixed with some fettucini noodles. Tres Manifique!

I added lots of cubed chicken breast along with diced grilled zucchini and yellow squash, with a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper. It was SO GOOD!

I think I would also liked to have added grilled tomatoes or red bell pepper too to give it even more color and flavor. Some grilled sliced cherry tomatoes would have looked beautiful!

Food is best when presented well! ENJOY!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Right now thru Oct 31st - you can get deals that I am able to get from RYKA!!! (I personally do not have any of their shoes, but I am tempted looking at this deal!) So let me know if you get anything and tell me how you like it by posting a comment. Enjoy! ~Amanda

Monday, August 10, 2009


Just look at all of these fun-lovin' PiYo people!! They really did a wonderful job at the PiYo Training on August 8th from 9-5 in Raleigh, NC!

It was a day FULL of poses, exercises, learning time and test taking! Each one passed the written test with flying colors! Each one also Passed the practical testing as well! AWESOME! What a group!!

So I thank them for coming out and working hard in the limited time we had. There is so much to cover and they really dug in and went for it!

A big THANK YOU goes out to SARAH HUFFMAN & the ALEXANDER YMCA in downtown Raleigh, NC for hosting this event! She had SO many of her peeps there and was so all about this training! I'm sure she's glad to have more PiYo Instructors there now to help out Cynthia!!

And THANK YOU to all 23 participants, including some from Greenville, Fayetteville, and even Virgina Beach, VA! And to those in the Raleigh area... be on the lookout for some PiYo classes coming to a club HOPEFULLY near YOU! YEA!

Great job everyone! See ya at Hip Hop Hustle on Oct 3rd at the Kerr YMCA in N. Raleigh!

Here are some more photos from the day:
Nice staff posing from these gals!

Up dog is fun via Stacey and Annette.

Ann practicing down dog.

3 more join in!

Tom is up to the challenge too!

Cheryl leads Amanda in Warrior I.

It's a pilates roll up for Melinda!

A nice plank for Michelle.

And Anita - still smiling! =)

Nice pics everyone! ~Amanda