Ultimate Reset: Round 2, Day 22

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Yes, yes I know this is a bit late/delayed. My Day 22 was back on Wednesday, but I had a lot of freelance work this week! (yay!) But just because I’m late, doesn’t make my results any less exciting or legit! :)

So first, check out this 2-minute video…and then scroll further down for my before & after photos PLUS a few of my Ultimate Reset Challengers’ Results & Testimonies!

 

Like I said, I’m not too proud of the photo on the left. That was just from 1.5 – 2 weeks of binging on sweets. It was bad…and out of control. Obviously. But thanks to the Ultimate Reset, I’m back on track!! See what you can do in just 21 Days?! ::high five:: Unfortunately, I didn’t “bother” to take before & after measurements, so I don’t have those to share with you. But from looking at the pictures, I’d say I lost at least an inch or 2 around my hip/love-handle area…and what looks to be like 2 inches in each thigh! Sheesh. Buh-bye cellulite! :)

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And now for my Challengers’ Results & Testimonies (and no, they weren’t paid to say these kind things about yours truly):

Godwin says:
“I lost about 10 lbs total, which is incredible. People have commented on how I look better already. I will continue to work hard on diet, include exercising, and try to cut back on my numbers (cholesterol, liver, and sugar). I have another doc appt and blood test in early September, so by then hopefully will be in a much better place. THANKS SO MUCH Andrea for all you did for us! Much appreciated.”

Jeni (Godwin’s wife) is breastfeeding and, therefore, unable to take the supplements. But she DID partake in all of the delicious food:
“I really appreciated all of the thought that went into preparing meals. I really liked being creative and getting to try new foods and recipes. I know that we will continue using the knowledge that we gained from this experience. Thank you for being an encouraging coach!”

Karsha says:
“I lost 10 lbs too! I was really happy about that! I’d just echo what Godwin said – I’m going to try and continue eating healthy. I think it’ll make a big difference moving forward. This detox has established some good habits that I’d like to continue doing. Thank you very much, Andrea, for the encouragement and support along the way! It was a big help, and motivator to stick with it. :)” 

I’d LOVE to help you get these kinds of results, too! We ALL need a tune-up. No matter how healthy you think you are, our bodies need detoxing at least twice a year. And guess what?! IT’S STILL ON SALE! $50 OFF! Are you up for the Challenge?! Let’s get you started!!

 

 

Ultimate Reset: Round 2, Day 15

One more week to go! Take a look-see and hear what I have to say about my Week 2 experience!

Ultimate Reset: Round 2, Day 8

Short & sweet video recapping my first week of the Ultimate Reset! Enjoy!

 

Confessions of a Chocoholic. Ultimate Reset: Round 2, Day 1


Ugh. I apologize for the lag…

$90 OFF Insanity Challenge Pack + Other April Promotions

Beachbody Ultimate Reset still ON SALE! 

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Yes! You read correctly! The SALE on the Beachbody Ultimate Reset was extended an extra two weeks! Which means you have a few more days to get your hands on an Ultimate Reset Kit of your own before the price goes back up! I’m starting on April 17th, with the CEO of Beachbody: Carl Daikeler. You can join me on that date, too, OR you can buy it now while it’s on sale but wait until you’re ready before starting it! I have no idea if the price will ever be this good again! So take advantage while you can! :) Check out this previous post for more information about the Ultimate Reset. Or email me if you have any questions.

SAVE $90 on Insanity Challenge Pack

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All April long, the price of INSANITY®Challenge Packs has dropped to $180 (regularly $205).That’s over $90 of savings if you were to buy these programs and products separately. This is an amazing price on one of Beachbody’s most popular 60-Day Programs!

The INSANITY Challenge Pack includes 10 insane workouts that incorporate plyometric drills and intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. No weights or equipment, just long bursts of maximum intensity and short periods of rest that challenge your body to be its most efficient ever.

Here’s what your Challenge Pack includes:

  • 10 Insane Workouts:
    • 01 Dig Deeper & Fit Test
    • 02 Plyometric Cardio Circuit
    • 03 Cardio Power & Resistance
    • 04 Cardio Recovery
    • 05 Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs
    • 06 Core Cardio & Balance
    • 07 Max Interval Circuit & Fit Test
    • 08 Max Interval Plyo
    • 09 Max Cardio Conditioning & Cardio Abs
    • 10 Max Recovery
  • INSANITY Elite Nutrition Plan. For the best possible results, the INSANITY food plan fuels your body for these intense workouts.
  • INSANITY Fitness Guide. Clear, concise instructions with just the information you need, so you can start working out right away.
  • INSANITY Workout Calendar. Track your progress and set workout goals.
  • Online Support. Stay inspired with round-the-clock access to fitness experts and peer support.
  • Exclusive Bonus Workout. If you order the INSANITY Challenge Pack on TeamBeachbody.com, you’ll receive an exclusive bonus workout DVD, Fast and Furious. A $19.95 value—FREE!

PLUS:

  • A 30-Day Supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day.
    Simplify your nutrition with the convenient and delicious daily superfood protein shake that helps give you energy for your workouts, reduces junk-food cravings and may help you reach your fitness goals faster. A nutrient-dense combination of antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, and many other rare ingredients gives your body superfoods you can’t get from a normal diet. 100% vegan option now available.

PLUS:

  • FREE 30-Day Trial Membership in the Team Beachbody Club.
    When you’re part of the Team Beachbody community, you have all the tools, support, and accountability you need to commit to a healthy lifestyle, including:
  • 10% discount on all purchases
  • Meal plans personalized for your goals
  • VIP access to your favorite trainers and Beachbody® experts, including live chats, exclusive videos, nutrition tips, and delicious recipes
  • Your own personal Coach for guidance and support
  • Access to SuperGym®, where you can win cash or prizes just for logging your workouts every day
  • Message boards and chat rooms to help you find new friends and workout partners, and get advice and support from the entire community

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
We’re so sure you’ll love this Challenge Pack, we’re giving you our 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied, simply call Customer Service to return it within 30 days for a refund of the purchase price (less any S&H).

NEW Shaun T Dance Pack Challenge Pack

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A BRAND NEW Challenge Pack has arrived! A combination of Shaun T’s Hip Hop Abs AND Rockin’ Body. It’s only here for a limited time, so if you want to get your dance on, sweat it out, and lose weight, this Challenge Pack is for you!!

Your DANCE PACK CHALLENGE PACK includes:

4 Amazing Hip Hop Ab Routines:

  • Secrets to Flat Abs
  • Fat Burning Cardio
  • Ab Sculpt
  • Total Body Burn

Tools to Maximize Your Results:

  • Step-by-Step Nutrition Guide
  • 30-Day Workout Calendar
  • 24/7 Online Support

Fantastic Bonuses:

  • Hips, Buns, and Thighs
  • Results on the Run Diet Guide
  • 6-Day SlimDown Plan
  • Measurement Card and Tape Measure

Plus, Learn to Dance with Shaun T—3 More Fun-Filled Routines:

  • Take It to the Dance Floor
  • Hip Hop Groove
  • Last Minute Dance

And Get 2 More Workouts:

  • Last Minute Abs
  • Last Minute Buns

Coach Exclusive bonus workout:
Order this Challenge Pack on TeamBeachbody.com and you’ll receive the exclusive 20-minute workout DVD, Hip Hop Abs EXTREME. A $19.95 value—FREE!

5 Rockin’ Workouts to Get a Rockin’ Body!

  • Mark, Move & Groove
  • Disco Groove
  • Party Express
  • Shaun T’s Dance Party
  • Rock It Out

Easy-to-Use Tools for Even Faster Results:

  • My Quickstart Guide
  • Never “Diet” Again Guide

Plus 4 FREE Gifts to Keep Just for Trying Rockin’ Body:

  • Hard-Core Abs
  • Booty Time
  • 3-Day SlimDown
  • Party Guide

Your Hip Hop Abs + Rockin’ Body Dance Challenge Pack also includes:

  • A 30-Day Supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day.*
  • FREE 30-Day Trial Membership in the Team Beachbody Club**
  • Your 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

BRAND NEW SHAUN T PROGRAM COMING SOON!!

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INTRODUCING FOCUS T25™

“The only thing that stands between you and the results you want is time. That’s why I experimented for the last year to see if I could create the same kind of results you’d expect from an hour-long program, in under 30 minutes.

The result is FOCUS T25—and the name implies the intent: If you focus your intensity for 25 minutes, and you do it 5 days a week, you WILL get results.

Yes, you are working out for less time. But since you have your shorts on, since you have your sneakers on, and you managed to Push Play, I’m just asking you to give it everything you’ve got, for ONLY 25 minutes. You focus, and you go! 25 minutes. 5 days a week. 100% results.

And there are major university studies out there that prove the value of shorter, more intense workouts. But I’ll save that for later. The only question now is, do you want to be one of the first to see these routines and what kind of results you can get? The answer is yes, because these routines were created at the specific request of Beachbody® CEO Carl Daikeler. The guy’s got no time, and he personally reviewed every detail so he could make T25 HIS personal program.

Don’t miss the biggest breakthrough in health and fitness since INSANITY. Join our email list and I’ll make sure you don’t miss out on the latest news about FOCUS T25.”  — Shaun

 

What Does It Mean to be a Beachbody Coach?

 

My hope/intention was to be able to explain it better via video than to write it out, but for some reason, my computer kept cutting in and out while I was recording and it skipped over a couple of things. So to reiterate and/or sum things up:

1. The coaching discount is 25%. Just like the coach commission is 25%. You receive the discount whether you work the business-side of things or not.

2. It’s great for accountability.

3. We can all help “End the Trend” of obesity — one person at a time!

4. Change lives.

5. You’ll be happier and more confident that not only are you changing your own life, but others’ around you…and making a better life for you and your family.

6. Make money just for helping people and sharing your passion.

7. Did I mention the 25% discount?!

8. I’D LOVE FOR YOU TO BE ON MY TEAM!! I’m here to help you in any way I can — health and/or business-wise — I’d love to help you reach your goals!

9. “LIKE” my Facebook Page and then send me a Message and we’ll get you started!!

10. Or email me about getting started or if you have any questions!! aljacoboski[at]beachbodycoach[dot]com

 

Glow From Within and Win!

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You may remember a recent post of mine — speaking about my determination to get glowing skin and rid of acne once and for all. Actually, my goal is to be makeup free! (but keeping the eye makeup of course) I’m willing to bet I’m not the only one out there that would love to have that “glow”. And no, I’m not talking pregnancy-glow. I’m talking radiance…the type of skin that gets you noticed…the type of skin that makes you feel beautiful and everyone around you envious. “What’s her secret?” “What is it about her that makes her luminate unlike anybody else here?”

Yes, you may know of some people that get facials constantly…do the chemical peels…buy all the expensive “beauty creams”…and some even go under the knife. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to do any of that! Your skin is a reflection of what’s going on INSIDE your body. Which means, we have to consume the right foods for our bodies to be squeaky clean on the inside, so that we look squeaky clean on the outside. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but I will tell you that it’s SO worth it. And guess what else? Not only will your skin be flawless, but your hair and nails will be shiny and strong, and your body fat will begin to melt away too! How does that sound?!

All you have to do is sign up to be in my Challenge Group and get yourself on the amazing Shakeology HD flavor of your choice! I will teach you how to eat properly in order to receive the maximum benefits out of the nutrients you’ll be putting into your body. We’ll be following Kimberly Snyder’s BRAND NEW Beauty Detox Foods book. (the book comes out March 24th, which is perfect timing for the Glowing Skin from Within Challenge to start in April)! This group will help keep you accountable and motivated to get through the difficult times, and cheer you on in your triumphs towards a beautiful glow.

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But wait! There’s more! The FIRST THREE PEOPLE to sign up with a new order of Shakeology HD, will get a FREE COPY of The Beauty Detox Foods book! Pretty rad, huh?!

So what’re you waiting for?! Hit me up on Facebook and we’ll get you all signed up in time for the April Challenge!

Take a Stand in March

Clever, huh? But I mean it! It’s time to take a stand for your health! And with all of this Spring cleaning (and the fact that bathing suit season is only a few months away), why not do it in March?! I have quite a few goodies at a HUGE discount just for you, after all! :) Check ‘em out!

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I’m sure you’ve all heard me sing the praises of Shakeology for the past 2 years, but if you haven’t, go ahead and check out this post I wrote just about my love for ShakeO. If you don’t already know, Shakeology comes in 4 flavors. Non-Vegan Chocolate, Non-Vegan Greenberry, Vegan Chocolate, and Vegan Tropical Strawberry. Up until now, the non-vegan flavors have been offered at a price $10/mo cheaper than the vegan flavors. As of April 1st, the non-vegan is going to be offered at the same price as the vegan. BUT if you sign up for one of the non-vegan flavors on monthly auto-ship (automatically billed and shipped to you on the same date every month) by the end of March, you’ll be locked in to the cheaper price! FOR LIFE! How awesome is that?! So between the money you’ll be saving on the cheaper price point AND the money you’ll be saving on the shipping (you get free shipping when you’re signed up for monthly auto-ship), you’ll be saving over $250/year for life!! Can we say “NO BRAINER”?!
This super-short, highly entertaining video will also give you a glimpse into whatta huge chunk-o-change you’re already saving on this ridiculously healthy meal — lock-in price or not!

So go ahead and ORDER NOW before it’s too late!!

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Yet another product you’ve probably heard me talk about A LOT — The Beachbody Ultimate Reset. So this isn’t a post of me repeating myself, if you’d like a refresher course on what The Ultimate Reset is all about, check out my post about its gloriousness! If you’re already up to speed on all its miraculousness, and you’ve just been waiting for the price to come down a bit, then here’s MORE good news: For the month of March ONLY, get up to $85 OFF your Ultimate Reset Kit!! Cha-Ching!!
Your Options:
Ultimate Reset Complete Kit
Ultimate Reset Dual Kit (for you and your significant other can do together and, in turn, save more $$)
Ultimate Reset Challenge Pack (MOST bang for your buck + the inclusion of the Shakeology for when you’re in a pinch during the UR)

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And last, but certainly not least, a savings of $80 on each P90X & P90X2 Challenge Pack!! These Challenge Packs were originally $205/each (which is already a savings of $55), but for the month of March ONLY, they’re on sale for only $180!!! “What’s a Challenge Pack?” you ask. It’s the Program of your choice + month’s supply of Shakeology + 30-Day Club Membership + FREE Coaching all bundled into this great price!!
This is Beachbody’s lowest price ever for the P90X and P90X2 Challenge Packs. Summer is a few months away and there’s no better time to get in the best shape of your life! Everyone’s talking about P90X—the #1 best-selling extreme fitness program of all time. P90X2 delivers the kind of results pro athletes insist on and even pay thousands of dollars for, with a breakthrough in applied sports science called Muscle Integration.
Shakeology will help you “Bring it” during workouts, simplify your nutrition plan, reduce junk food cravings, and accelerate your fitness results! And if you haven’t put 2 and 2 together yet, I’m about to do it for you!! If you order these Challenge Packs, and choose one of the non-vegan Shakeology flavors, that also locks you in to the lower price of the Shakeology FOR LIFE!!
I want to Bring It with the P90X Challenge Pack!
I want to Bring It AGAIN and try P90X2! (if you haven’t already done P90X, that doesn’t mean you can’t go ahead and jump into P90X2).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and ask! ‘LIKE’ me on Facebook on the top righthand corner of the blog, or email me at aljacoboski [at] gmail [dot] com! I’d love to help you and hear from you!

My Goal to be Makeup-Free

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Ok so maybe not makeup-free, but definitely concealer-free.

I’ve always had sensitive skin. I had my first pimple in 5th grade — that’s what? 9 or 10 years old? Sheesh. Actually, I take that back; I even had infant’s acne when I was a baby. But I’ll stick with the year(s) I actually remember. So yeah — I’m almost 30 years old, and have had an on-going struggle with acne for 20 years.

I was lucky enough to have parents that cared about my confidence and well-being enough that my mom took me to see a doctor…and then a dermatologist…sometime in my middle school years. I was put on 2 topical medications and an antibiotic. My skin cleared up drastically (albeit not perfect, but definitely a huge improvement). I wasn’t “allowed” to wear makeup until 8th or 9th grade either…so having this medication was a Godsend.

However, when I finally did start wearing makeup, I didn’t wear very much. I remember having a few friends that started wearing it earlier than I, and I just felt they looked like clowns — just so. much. makeup. What were they trying to hide, anyway? Their skin was flawless! My makeup consisted of mascara, eye shadow, and concealer.

You may have noticed that I didn’t list “foundation” of any kind in my makeup bag. As you may have also realized/observed, I’m a redhead. Therefore, I have freckles. Everywhere. My mom never wore foundation (she might now, but growing up I don’t recall ever watching her put on foundation) so that’s probably the biggest reason I never wore it either. I also thought “why would I plug my pores with this liquid makeup if I’m prone to breaking out?” I’ve only ever known my face to have freckles, so I also thought it weird to wear a form of paint to cover them up. I just wouldn’t feel like myself. So it’s just been me and my concealer wand since I was a teenager — having to cover up acne from time to time. That doesn’t mean my face looked fresh and flawless without it — it definitely didn’t look as smooth and pore-free as the other girls’, but I was (and still am) fine with that.

I’ve been off of the acne prescriptions for about 8 years now, and my acne/face has been decent enough to where drugstore stuff has done a decent enough job. But maybe a year or two after going off the antibiotic, I got married and on birth control. This also helped with the acne tremendously. And then adding Shakeology to my diet 2 years ago was another huge plus (as promised and adverised). It wasn’t until about 6 months ago, when I decided I was going to get off of birth control specifically for my health [drugs of any form/dosage (ie. over-the-counter, prescription, “recreational”, etc.) are extremely toxic to our bodies — and wreak havoc on them — especially for extended periods of time]. I wanted to be free of drugs, so that meant no birth control pills. Since then, my face/acne has been total chaos. Lots and lots of acne, oil, enlarged pores, etc. So much so that I didn’t like leaving the house because I was so embarrassed that at my age, I still had acne this bad. I didn’t understand it. I eat sooooo well/clean. It just wasn’t making sense, so I chalked it up to the abrupt ending of my daily birth control pill. My hormones are all out of whack, and it’s showing up on my face like a teenage girl with a chocolate addiction.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. And, generally speaking, if you’re skin is in turmoil, it’s a reflection of what’s going on inside your body. Because I eat so cleanly, and am in a constant stage of Beauty Detox, I know it has to be the hormones and/or a sensitivity to a certain food I’ve been eating. Eating a vegan diet — heavy on plant-food — will definitely get you to healthy, glowing skin. You just have to figure out what works for you. One thing I’ve already come to find for me personally: my homemade raw almond milk wasn’t doing me any favors — so I must have some sort of sensitivity to it…since switching to homemade oat milk, my complexion has cleared up tremendously.

After much trial and error, I think I’ve finally found a combination of things that have helped keep my acne at bay. Which leads me to wanting to strive for a perfect complexion. We all want it, and I know a small percentage of it is genes, but I also plan to educate myself on what foods work best at bringing that glow to our faces – SANS makeup. My plan is to go back to the days of just eye makeup (I mean, I am a redhead — homegirl needs mascara)…but not having to rely on any medication to make that happen. I encourage you to do the same!! Don’t you just want a glow about you? Here’s a great article to get you started. I’ve already pre-ordered Kimberly Snyder’s next book, and cannot wait to learn more! (if you haven’t read/heard of her first book, I encourage you to get your hands on that one as well!)

To be continued…

Ultimate Resetter: Feedback & Results

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For the month of January, I “hosted” an Ultimate Reset Challenge Group. In said Challenge Group, were three Challengers: A husband&wife team, and the sister to the husband of the husband&wife team. All three were wonderful Challengers and had amazing results. This week, I’d like to share with you Jordan S.’s open-and-honest feedback and results.

“I had a love-hate relationship with the Reset in the beginning, but came to love it. My starting weight was 195.8lbs, and now my current weight, after 21 days, is 181.3 lbs! [14.5lb weight loss] This is exciting because it managed to get me over my 185lb plateau!! I had more energy than I knew what to do with on some days, and then other days I felt like I got ran over by a train. [This is part of the Detox/Reset — this was her body’s reaction to releasing & flushing out years-worth of built-up toxins and sludge from her body.] I noticed I didn’t lose any muscle mass during this Reset – which was amazing. I enjoyed the food, but I did miss my chicken and fish. Omg it was so hard living with my parents during this. My family is Italian and they love their meats, pastas, and sweet desserts. It was rough, but I didn’t cave in. I did work out during the Reset [which is something you’re not supposed to do on the Reset – walking and stretching only. Building muscle makes your body keep the toxins inside (something you don’t want), while walking and stretching aid in releasing the toxins] but it was weight training nothing too hard or rough. My skin did break out a lot during the process, [another sign that your body is releasing the toxins] but it’s clearing up now! :)”

jordan_URafterWay to go, Jordan!! SO so proud of you!! You look amazing!!

For any of you that would like to participate in my next Ultimate Reset Challenge, or would like more information about the Ultimate Reset, go over and “LIKE” my Page at www.facebook.com/TheHealthyRedhead and send me a message, and we’ll get you started!!!! :) I would LOVE to help you!