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Lose Weight With Me Week - Starts April 4

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Lose Weight With Me Week - Starts April 4, 2016

Why should you lose weight with me? In the past three months, with the help of the awesome coaches I work with at Team INSPIRE, I have been my healthiest self, ever! Without remotely depriving myself or over-exercising, I have lost 20 pounds and gained much muscle.

Team INSPIRE 7 Day Health & Fitness Bootcamp Starts April 4

I am SO incredibly excited to announce a Team INSPIRE 7 Day Health & Fitness Bootcamp launching on April 4!

My fellow health coaches and fitness professionals on Team INSPIRE are joining forces to bring you the BEST possible 7 Day Bootcamp and I could not be more thrilled to include YOU! The cost is only $35.

This is specifically for women who are serious about slimming down for summer, gaining more energy, strengthening your midsection, and saving time with effective workouts. You will gain hundreds of dollars worth of high level training and resources for a $35 investment.

Leave your email in a comment below if you would like to join, and order your 7 days of Shakeology for $35 and free month of Beachbody On Demand. We will add you to a private FB group with access to everything.

This is a treat! You will learn exactly how I managed to lose 20 pounds in the past 3 months directly from me and from the coaches who helped me.

More on how this helped me....

How I Lost 20 Pounds in 3 Months

Hormone Replacement and Thyroid

First, I had my hormone levels and thyroid checked. Sure enough, my hormones were balanced but low, and my thyroid was slowing down. My TSH levels were elevated and going up and I was exhausted, lazy, and 206 pounds.

My physician started me on 25mg per day of Synthroid and my gynecologist upped my bio-identical HRT dosage.

I did some food elimination, and recognized right away that gluten and sugar made me bloated and tired, so I slowed down my consumption of those (including fruit). I also stopped eating foods known to be problematic for hypo-thyroid - cruciferous vegetables, many dark greens, and peanut butter.

Shakeology

I had always made my own smoothies, which was a giant pain. Seriously, storing everything and measuring took a lot of space and time.

Then I discovered Shakeology. Superfoods, protein, probiotics, and fiber in a delicious, easy to make, shake. Just $4-5 per day for a yummy, densely nutritious meal replacement that is sugar-free, gluten-free enough that it doesn't bother me, and replaces my multi-vitamin and probiotic.

Shakeology is so awesome, it convinced me to become a coach!

Try Shakeology for 7 Days - only $35

Beachbody On Demand

While I always do Pilates, and manage to swing the kettlebell a few times per week, I wanted some other fun options for my workouts.

Beachbody On Demand gives me that option, with almost every Beachbody workout available for instant streaming on my laptop and Fire TV Stick.

Sign up for a free month of Beachbody On Demand

So, join us! Experience for yourself how it feels to surround yourself with support from great coaches, wonderful nutrition, and fun exercise programs.

Let's lose some weight together! Join me and Team INSPIRE for a 7 Day Health & Fitness Bootcamp starting on April 4, 2016.

It's Been A Crazy Month

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It's Been A Crazy Month in my life!

Sometimes things in my life converge in a way that everything happens at once. I am sure you have experienced this kind of crazy month, where business and medical things all come up at one time.

And regardless of whether stress is good or bad, it is still stress!

Pilates for Back Pain eCourse in pre-Launch

Last month I signed on to Amanda Tress and Lindsey Murray's eBook Academy, not realizing how busy my December would end up being. And as I started to put my Pilates for Back Pain eCourse project together, I realized how huge it really is. Many photos, videos, and audios in addition to the text of the book.

That said, the book text is almost completed, and to meet my goal everything will be done and delivered on or before Christmas (just 13 days away).

Did I mention that I already sold quite a few of these eCourses? So I have to get this baby done! There is nothing like money on the table for motivation.

Order your copy of my Pilates for Back Pain eCourse now and save $50!

Beachbody Team Inspire

In a totally unlikely move, I have partnered with Beachbody via Team Inspire, a group of close to 100 vibrant and successful fitness professionals!

I joined this partnership for a number of reasons:

Shakeology

I am dealing with hypothyroidism (see below) and weight gain, and need access to the best superfood meal replacement shake. So many women who I respect drink Shakeology to replace at least one meal a day, that I knew I needed to try it.

Beachbody On Demand

Since living and working in the Caribbean, I have a need to travel light and not collect lots of paper and plastic. I prefer workout subscriptions that I can easily access on line on any device. With Beachbody On Demand, I have access to hundreds of workouts, including every version of P90x. Plus I have preview workouts from new products, such as Hammer & Chisel and P90.

Passive Income & No Hard Selling

Not one member of Team Inspire is expected to hard sell, or to identify solely as a Beachbody coach. We all came into this with a healthy business already, looking for a new line of income. So we lead by example and encourage folks who want to partner with us to check out the group.

In fact, we have a free Beachbody Team Inspire preview starting on Facebook Monday 12/14!

Leave a comment if you are interested and I will make sure you get more information.

Hypothyroidism

I have been getting more and more tired over the past year. And I simply cannot lose weight, no matter how much I exercise or how little and how well I eat.

It is very frustrating!

So I went to my GYN last month and had all of my hormones tested (I had a total hysterectomy about 20 years ago, and am on hormone replacement therapy). My hormones are balanced and my cortisol levels are low.

But... my Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) level more than doubled, going from 2.08 to 4.66 in a year. When your thyroid slows down, the body produces more TSH to try to get it going again.

So I go see my GP for another test on the 21st of this month to confirm the findings.

It turns out that women with a history of endometriosis and interstitial cystitis (both of which are now thought to be auto-immune disorders) have seven times the rate of hypothyroidism later in life. And since those are whey I had the hysterectomy....

Well, you get the picture.

In my research I have found that a gluten, soy, corn, and peanut-free diet is best for hypothyroidism. I have started that, and in general I feel a little better.

I can't wait to start some medication and see how much better I will feel when my levels are normal.

Returning Clients

I love to teach Pilates, and also love to see returning clients. In the past two weeks I have had two clients who have been away for over a year return to my schedule! Yay!

So, there you have just a taste of my craziness this month! Now let me go work on that eCourse!