Sunday, May 10, 2015

I quit the gym for my kids and it worked!

The REASONS to this whole Beachbody thing! 
Happy Mothers Day got me reflecting on how I used to struggle with my health and my weight before I had my kids and once I had my first child, I struggled even more with mysteries of balancing it all. When the babies came, my life had a new purpose and my health and confidence cannot be a major problem. I made arrangements in my priorities but I struggled at the beginning.

I was a loyal gym goer. The gyms in Sacramento knows who I am and what classes I enjoyed attending. Of course, they were TurboKick and Pump at 24 hours fitness. I loved the people and the energy. I went on my bicycle EVERYDAY to get my "zen" before I had my kids.

But when I had two little girls and they both are Deaf!!  Bicycle and Gym membership card gathered DUST!

Whenever I bring my Deaf toddler & baby to the gym, they would call me back in the daycare and ask me to tell them what the toddler is saying or that the baby is crying.  After few incidents including my husband's work schedule and having only one car, I realized I have to quit the gym.

After few late nights of online browsing, I decided to give p90x a try but that didn't work. I checked the case for a contact number and called Beachbody. The rep on the phone told me that Turbofire is just coming out so I ordered that program. That was the first of MANY programs I enjoyed over the years! Its always good to shock the body and challenge the mind with a new exercising routine.

With my firstborn
With my firstborn years later

This is what we are going to do today! Spin em wheels! 

GYMs never saw me again. That was 5 years ago! My baby is turning 5 in 2 days!

The gyms had classes but they weren't strategically put together into a program with workouts to last me for 3 months....The workouts and the nutrition guide helped me stay interested and definitely helped me get results because at the gyms, the teachers didn't sign so I missed out many prompts for proper form and this led me to less than perfect results. 

The DVDS had captions, unlike many other programs outside of Beachbody!  My body transformed and my health improved in many ways-- my depression or mood swings rarely happens with my strong commitment to daily workouts and clean eating. I didnt notice my depression or moodswings fading until I was pretty much doing the workouts daily for over a year and adjusting my eats a bit better than the day before.

The DVDS inspired me to pay attention to my HEALTH in all aspects and this led me into surviving my two toddlers MUCH better. I am a better and a more patient person when my health is nourished. My little ones are seeing what kind of workouts I do and they see how I passionate I am about nutrition. Exposure!

The BIGGEST bottom line of this, is that I am beyond grateful for not having to drive to the gym and back. Imagine the gas and the hassles of forgetting something at home.

I am able to workout to REAL intense programs right at home and get my peer support and accountability in challenge groups that I host almost every month.

From Gym to Business right at home
That is right. I quit the gym and developed a beachbody coaching business right at home without any background but now with my years of experience, I can say I have a background in this whole exercise and nutrition thing!   That wasnt even in my 5 or 10 year plan! LOL. This helps me stay available for my little ones as they grow.

If you want to quit the gym and give Beachbody a try with beachbody ondemand (access to all workout dvds n nutrition guides online) or the DVDS, please consider this an invitation to join my next challenge group. RSVP by emailing me at to get help choosing the most appropriate program for your now.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

What is Beachbody Performance?

No matter how good your workout is, at some point you want even more—more energy, better endurance, incredible strength, peak recovery. With Beachbody Performance, you get pre-workout energy, during-workout super hydration, post-workout muscle recovery, and first-of-its-kind overnight muscle repair—to turbocharge your workouts and recovery for game-changing results at every fitness level at

Beachbody Performance is a breakthrough addition to the Beachbody® nutrition catalogue. Designed by Harvard-trained scientists and rooted in cutting-edge exercise physiology and performance nutrition research, this premium supplement system offers your customers a way to supercharge their performance—and their results—safely and effectively. Coming JULY 2015! 
Watch this video to learn more about Beachbody Performance:

What is Beachbody Performance?
  • An easy-to-use, complete supplement system that's guaranteed to boost your workout performance and help accelerate the results from any fitness program.
  • It's designed by Harvard-trained scientists and combines the latest cutting-edge science with the most effective performance-boosting ingredients from nature.
  • Every ingredient is thoroughly tested and scientifically shown to enhance performance and recovery.
  • There are 5 unique formulas—Energize, Hydrate, Recover, Recharge, and Creatine—that can be used alone or easily customized depending on your fitness goals or needs.
  • It will help you overcome any obstacle—from low energy to muscle soreness—so you can push yourself harder in every workout.

What's included in the Beachbody Performance line?
The system has four powder drinks formulated with key ingredients scientifically shown to be effective.
  1. BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE ENERGIZE PRE-WORKOUT (Lemon Spark Flavor) - Improves intense exercise performance, increases energy and endurance, and sharpens focus, and reaction time.
  2. BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE HYDRATE DURING-WORKOUT (Citrus Cooler Flavor) - Supports hydration during exercise, replaces electrolytes lost during exercise, fuels working muscles, and improves endurance.
  3. BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE RECOVER POST-WORKOUT (Chocolate Chill Flavor) - Speeds muscle recovery, promotes lean muscle synthesis, combats exercise-induced muscle soreness, and improves muscle strength recovery.
  4. BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE RECHARGE NIGHTTIME (Vanilla Dream Flavor) - Supports overnight muscle recovery, improves overnight adaptation to exercise, promotes lean muscle synthesis, and reduces muscle breakdown.

PLUS: BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE CREATINE - This add-on has no flavor and mixes well with the Post-Workout formula to improve high intensity exercise performance, increase muscle strength and power, and enhance the effects of resistance training.

To  order- please sign up for free account and I get assigned to you as your coach at  so that you can get an alert when it comes out in July!   You can also get an alert from my personal or business Facebook pages at or 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Cauliflower Rice and Other Root Vegetables

I would have to apologize for blogging and talking about cauliflower rice AGAIN. I am fully aware that there are more than enough posts if you do a google search on cauliflower rice but ITS THAT GOOD!  I mean it and it has more nutritional benefits than regular rice. 

You can appreciate the vitamins, minerals, its detoxifying effects, digestive benefits and the fact that it is an anti inflammatory food. Anti inflammatory helps with nurturing the little inflammations (damages/injuries in the body.)   This can prevent from them developing into something big like cancer or whatever. 


I use a food processor's grating blade but you can also use a blender or a cheese grater. Its that simple! 

Season them to your preference. Google for ideas or check your pantry. 

Bake them at 475 for 20 minutes.  Turn them around halfway. I like them really brown so it took me longer. 
Other ways to cook them are in the pan, microwave or eat them raw! I love putting raw grated cauliflower in salads! You can combine the rice into stir frys, in casseroles, in your eggs, or any way you want.

Here's how I served the kids their rice. Plain with some grass fed butter on the top to go with sausages and baby arugula. (They nibbled on the greens after giving me the face but I gotta keep exposing! 

What are your favorite ways to eat cauliflower rice other than blending em up with few other foods to make cauliflower pizza crust. (This probably got the most pins in Pinterest so head over to find some and give them a try!) 

PS. Can we PS on blogposts?    I take food pictures every single day because I am a fitness/nutritional coach with Beachbody so I share photos with my challengers/clients.   The next two photos are of the other root vegetables that I like to chop up like beets, fennels, onions & carrots. For the other root vegetables, I slice using a different blade that comes with the food processor. I slice like theres no tomorrow before roasting them up for a week long worth of vegetables to combine in meals. If I cook an excess, I freeze them up and take them out to thaw n warm up when I am ready to eat them.

Don't forget your freezer. 

Turnips and rutabagas