2013 In Review: One of the Best Year's of My Life

2013: One of the best years of my life

Looking across moments and photo's from this year brings tears to my eyes because it has been the most amazing year of my life. I have accomplished so many things, seen so many places, made the most amazing friends who I would call my sisters - heck, most of them are actually my sisters in Christ. This was the first year I taught my first fitness class as a group aerobics instructor, I was so scared and to be honest I still get nervous up there teaching.

Then, I made the decision to really build a business and grow my Team so I could reach even more people which propelled me to Diamond Rank, which I lost for a few weeks, but I came back with a vengeance because I have an amazing Team of Coaches who are rockin it!

In May my husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. It is only by God's grace that we are still together because we have had our trials and tribulations. The family and I took a few trips down to Jekyl Island, had some great bike rides, and hung out with some new friends there too.

Then, on our way to Houston, the kids and I were blessed to see my beautiful Cousin Maycie walk down the isle and get married to her soulmate in Dallas.  Afterwards, I headed to Houston to meet up with some old friends and even made some new friends before my trip to Vegas for business.

In June, I visited Las Vegas for the first time and traveled there alone, which for me was terrifying and thrilling at the same time, I even got stuck at the airport because I was flying on standby, had to be re-routed to Chicago and stay the night there. IT was crazy! The memories I made with some other incredible friends in Vegas was just great. We really bonded as a Team and as friends. Our early morning workouts with the Les Mills Crew was priceless. It was like the friends from high school I always wanted, but never really had.

I accomplished my first official 5k and 10k and I completed the Savannah River Bridge Run. Go me!!! I couldn't have done the first two without the support of my awesome husband. He babysat me the whole way during the first 5 and 10k. I even cried during the 10k. Yep, I sure did. Haha

The hubby even suprised me with a trip to a Beachbody Super Saturday event in Miami with Carl Daikeler where I got to do the new P90x3 workout with lots of cool people, sipped on some mojito's on Deerfield Beach and got to spend some time with Jasons Aunt Laurie, who is so cool BTW!

Then, my baby girl, Payton, had her sweet sixteen birthday party in November. Wow how time flies. She wanted to dress up and go out for dinner with friends, so we rolled out the red carpet - literally. She is such a beautiful young lady and I am very proud of her.

And last but not least, we were blessed to take our kids on a cruise for a week! Jamaica was my favorite and of coarse I had to have my girls do a flex pose with me. Haha! We had an amazing time together; met some new friends and ate way too much food ;)  

I have grown so much as a leader and have finally found something that I love to do and what feels like I was meant to do. I am in the best shape of my life and I feel like this was the first year where I directed my life instead of letting life just happen and direct me. I have read like a stack of books! Which is crazy because I have never really been a reader, but then, I am also not a runner, but this girl well, I guess she is a runner. The one who was always a follower; She is a leader and she is an athlete. The next year scares and excites me because I know it will be filled with so much joy and sure there will be struggles, but I now there are good things ahead. I see travel with the kids and my wonderful husband, crazy business meetings, dinner dates and fun with new friends in the new year. I see lives changing for the better. People getting healthier, children seeing their families future change. As I say goodbye to 2013, I look forward to the next year and what's in store for my family, my life and my Team. I know God has big plans and I am so happy to be a part of it! :D

P90X3 New Year's Resolution to Get In Shape and Lose Weight in January 2014

January 2014 is almost here and you know what that means! Time to work off those Holiday treats and get in shape for spring and summer! We will be starting a new online fitness support group on January 6th which will focus on nutrition, meal planning(meal plan every 30 days too!), and working out of coarse! It's 60 days of fun and hard work, but the results will be amazing. You will get one on one with me daily in our private facebook, as well as the support from other like minded people just like you who are ready to change their lifestyle and lives. Most of us will be doing P90x3, but you are also welcome to join us with a different Beachbody fitness program as well.

The P90x3  bundled deal with Shakeology is discounted during December, but come January 1st it will be going up $25. This gives you access to the support group, me, meal plans, and so much more. It's the whole package! Don't just buy a product, but buy a support system with products that work.

To sign up for my "Bring in the New Year" January 6th group, please message me at usarmywife@gmail.com or www.fb.com/jenniferwoodfitness, so we can get you set up and ready to rock and roll.

P90X3 Available Now For a Discounted Price

From December 10th through the 31st, P90X3 will be available at a discounted price when bundled with Shakeology. The bundle includes 30 days of Shakeology (a once a day powerhouse of nutrition and also a meal replacement for those of you wanting to lose weight too).The bundle, Challenge Pack, is discounted to $180 with free shipping. Or if you are wanting to order just the workout program, it is $119.85 and you will get a free X3 hat with purchase from a Coach (that's me!).

Just the workout = $119.85
The bundled package with the workout and 30 days of Shakeology = $180

Ready to join our fitness and nutrition group starting on January 6th? This is for those of you who are ready to really BRING in the new year. It will even include a meal plan and daily support from me! Message me at usarmywife@gmail.com if you want in on this group and I will add you, but you must be my customer or Coach on my Team.

Healthier Version Pasta Fagioli Soup from Olive Garden

Pasta Fagioli Soup

I really love soup! There is just something about fall weather or should I say winter, I guess it is winter now. And soup is just easy. It takes just a few ingredients to feed a lot of people. I love that about soup! I may even have a soup addiction. My kids are like, "chili! Again??? Nooooo". Then when they taste it they realize it's different and they love it. This was a recipe I saw floating through facebook for the copycat version of Olive Garden's Pasta Fagioli Soup. I decided to modify it so it would be heart healthy, have less saturated fat, less sodium and be healthier over all because I would bet their soup has some preservatives in it! Get your kids involved in the chopping and it makes the recipe that much easier! 


1.5 lb ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 tsp chopped garlic
2 -28 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained

1 Cup Tomato Puree (Used a large can and saved the rest in the freezer)
1 can dark red kidney beans, undrained
1 can white kidney beans (Cannellini) , undrained
1 Carton beef stock
1Tbsp oregano
1 tbsp basil
About ¼ tsp sugar (optional)
1 ¼ teaspoons black ground pepper
1 Tbsp teaspoons parsley
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or hot sauce
1 heaping cup small whole wheat pasta like ditalini


Brown turkey in a skillet with celery, onions, carrots. Once browned add garlic and sauté for a few more minutes. Add in remaining ingredients EXCEPT pasta. Simmer for 20-30 minutes on med-low. Add in pasta and cook for about 6-10 minutes. 

*Remember the pasta will continue to cook when you turn off the heat. 

Serve with fresh grated Parmesan on top. 

Healthy and Clean Asian Broccoli Slaw Recipe

Asian Vegetable Slaw

This makes a great side or a meal. It's light and easy; yet, still substantial enough to keep you full for a little while. Remember to eat every 2-3 hours to keep the hunger at bay. For more nutrition advice, check out my 10 day Jump Start Nutrition Group for weight loss, support, accountability, and more!

1 bag broccoli coleslaw mix
1/8 cup sesame seeds, toasted for a few minutes in a non stick pan
1 tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
Dash of stevia or other sweetener
¼ tsp ginger
¼ tsp salt (may need a pinch more; taste and add if needed)
1/8 tsp pepper
¼ tsp celery seeds

In a large bowl combine olive oil, vinegar, sesame oil, spices and sweetener. Add in coleslaw veggies and stir well. Toast sesame seeds on the stove for a few minutes. Top coleslaw with sesame seeds and enjoy!

*Would be great alone as a snack or add some grilled chicken for a healthy lunch or dinner.

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Chocolate Eggnog Shakeology Recipe

Easy Chocolate Eggnog Shakeology Recipe

You could make this with regular Chocolate Shakeology or Vegan Chocolate Shakeology. Use unsweetened almond milk if you prefer your drinks less sweet. I used regular almond milk and it was almost too sweet for me. I considered using nutmeg,  but I was feeling a bit lazy and just grabbed the cinnamon sitting close by. You could also use coconut milk eggnog or even substitute the real deal ;) Just be aware of how much you are using because liquid calories can add up fast.

<3 Jen

P90x3 Release Date and Information

P90x 3 will be released at a discounted price in the form of a Challenge pack on December 10th, 2013. This will include the entire fitness program and a Month's supply of Shakeology (your daily dose of Superfoods and Nutrition) for only $180. This also includes shipping, so it will be one heck of a deal! The program is only 30 minutes and you do not have to be a p90x or p90x2 graduate to complete p90x3. It is a stand alone program that will be great for weight loss and toning.

How does the program work?


• Studies shows that the most dramatic body transformations happen in the first 30 minutes of exercise.

• Tony Horton took everything he’s proven with Muscle Confusion™ and Muscle Integration, and tailored new routines to take advantage of this science of shorter workouts.

• The MUSCLE ACCELERATION SYSTEM combines a highly-structured schedule with an incredibly high level of intensity and an unprecedented variety of moves that keeps every muscle challenged for the full 30 minutes. 

• A 90-day extreme fitness program designed to get you ripped in just 30 minutes a day. Each one of the accelerated 30-minute workouts has been uniquely developed to produce the greatest physical change in your body, in the most efficient way.

• 90 Day Program – Three 30-Day Blocks

16 30-Minute P90X-style workouts

• 6 Days a Week

• All you need is weights/bands, a way to do chin-ups, and 30 minutes/day.

• Comes with a fitness guide

• 90 day workout calendar to guide you through the 90 days. 

• IMPORTANT NOTE – P90X3 is NOT a sequel to P90X or P90X2, nor is it a graduate program.

• Users do not have to be in great shape or need to complete P90X or P90X2 in order to do P90X3.

X3 Schedule Choices

CLASSIC – Traditional balance of cardio and resistance, will help you gain muscle and lose fat

LEAN – Designed for those who prefer a more toned look, where you’ll target functionality, mobility and cardio over resistance training

MASS – For those looking for bulk over getting ripped, you will focus on more resistance training, while incorporating a higher caloric intake into your diet

DOUBLES – As Tony would say, this schedule is for workout “psychos” who have the ability to push through two workouts per day 

For details on my New Year's Online Challenge Support group starting in January, 2014, email me at jenniferwoodfitness@gmail.com, or Facebook me @ fb.com/jenniferwoodfitness 

Easy Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Easy Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

A simple and flavorful easy slow cooker/crock-pot meal the whole family will love. Quick and simple! This makes eating clean easy too. You can use in taco's, lettuce wraps, taco salads, or enchiladas.

*It freezes well too. Just microwave and enjoy a quick meal.

1 omg boneless chicken breast or chicken pieces (boneless is easier because you don’t have to pick through the bones)
3/4 or 1 jar of regular salsa, green salsa (roasted herndez salsa is the best!) 
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic chopped or grated
1/4 tsp Pepper

Pour salsa into slow cooker; Add chicken. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings. Cook on high for a few hours or until done. It will be easy to shred when it's ready. Serve with brown rice and black beans as a rice bowl, or on top of salad greens, or in tortillas.

Pressure cooker variation:
Add all ingredients to pressure cooker. Place chicken and remaining ingredients (into pot, stir well. Cook on chicken setting or manual for 12 minutes for thin chicken breasts or 15 for thick chicken breasts. Allow steam to release naturally. Carefully remove chicken and shred.

Makes great lettuce wrap tacos, taco salad, or brown, rice bowls!

We make this all the time. It freezes well.

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Snickerdoodle Shakeology Recipe

This has to be one of my favorite Vanilla Shakeology Recipes! Who doesn't love a cinnamon snickerdoodle? I know I do! This really hit the spot and helps me maintain my weight loss. I drink it every day so I can get my daily dose of super foods, vitamins, probiodics, digestive enzymes and protein.

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Free Starbuck's Holiday Drinks: November 13-17th, 2013

Get a Free Starbuck's Holiday Coffee, when you purchase a Starbuck's Holiday Coffee from November 13th through November 17th, 2013. I love a good BOGO deal!

Easy Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower and Potato Mash

Easy Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower and Potato Mashed Potatoes

Another experiment gone right! Did not take me very long to throw this together. Great for eating clean and those of you wanting to eat healthy and lose weight too! 


1 pkg ground turkey
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped or grated
1 Tsp Thyme
Hefty pinch of Salt and a few twists of fresh ground black pepper
Pinch hot pepper flakes, optional
1 Tsp paprika
1 bag frozen green beans, cooked according to package
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup beef stock, optional
1 bag frozen cauliflower, cooked according to directions - needs to be soft enough to mash
2 small baking potatoes, rinse, scrub and microwave until very soft then cut into chunks
1 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper
1 clove garlic, grated


Brown turkey with onions and carrots; add in garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, hot pepper flakes, and thyme.  Once cooked, add in green beans, corn, and beef stock.  Pour mixture into a 13*9 casserole dish.  Combine cauliflower, potatoes, butter, salt, pepper and garlic and mix with food processor or hand mixer until whipped.  Top filling with potato mixture.  Warm in microwave or heat in oven.

*I only covered half with this mixture and then let my kids make some instant potatoes to have with theirs since they asked. 

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Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls with Brown Rice

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls with Brown Rice 

Try this lower calorie easy version of stuffed cabbage rolls. By omitting the sausage and ground beef, you are significantly reducing the fat and cholesterol in the recipe and making it heart healthy. It's great for those wanting to eat cleaner, lose a few pounds and put healthier food on the table. Plus, who doesn't love an easy recipe! I know I do! And your whole family will love it! This would be considered eating clean because you are eating whole foods. It makes a lot too, so it's easy to make and you can enjoy it for days.

1 pkg ground turkey
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small-med head of cabbage, chopped
1 large can of diced tomatoes (we like more, so I added another large can)
8 oz of crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce (or 2 large cans small diced tomatoes)
1/2 cup water (the cabbage will create more water as it cooks)
1/2 tsp black pepper
pinch of hot pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp thyme

 Brown rice, prepared according to bag


In a med to large stock pot, heat oil and saute onions and celery until opaque. Add in turkey and cook until done. Add in garlic for about 2 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients and simmer for one hour. Serve with 1/3-1/2 cup brown rice. Make the rice in a separate pot according to package instructions.

For a paleo friendly version: Omit brown rice.

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Modifications for pressure cooker:

Saute meat and onion with tsp salt, pepper and garlic powder (you can leave out the garlic and celery to save time. It will still be good) in pressure cooker. Add in remaining ingredients. Select soup setting on Instapot and allow to naturally release steam. Should take about an hour total (10 min heat up, 20 min cook, 20 min natural release). Serve over brown rice.

Meal Plan Monday - What's for dinner this week?

This is what's on the schedule for dinner this week :D Well...this is the plan.

Sunday - Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls with brown rice

Monday - Leftovers Tuesday - Shakshuka (eggs in a spicy tomato sauce)

Wednesday - Slow Cooker black bean chicken chili using the leftover slow cooker black beans I froze from last week. I am working on perfecting this recipe so I can share it.

Thursday - Leftovers

Friday - Pizza or dinner out with the family 

Saturday - Grilled Salmon with steamed veggies and brown rice

Sunday - Fish Taco's with black beans and mango salsa and cabbage

Lamb Pita Burger with Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce (Think Healthy Gyro)

Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce 

Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce 

What's for dinner? Lamb burgers! This lamb recipe was super easy and quick. I think I had the recipe in my binder for YEARS but never made them because I wasn't sure if I would like them. Plus, let's be honest, I thought it was hard to cook lamb because it sounds all fancy and stuff. Haha. My photo doesn't do it justice.  They are SOOOO GOOD! I used my George Foreman grill to make it easy, but you can grill them outside as well. 


1 package ground lamb
1/4 small onion, grated
1/2 small zucchini, grated
1 clove garlic, grated
1/2 tsp salt
fresh pepper
1 tsp oregano

Combine all ingredients and shape into 4 even patties. Cook on grill until inside temp reaches at least 160-180* (I accidentally cooked mine to 180)


1 small container Greek yogurt
1/2 cucumber diced, seeds removed
pinch of stevia or sugar, optional if you like your sauce sweet
pinch salt
fresh pepper
dash of oregano
Add ingredients to small bowl; Stir to combine.

Cut pita bread in half and warm in oven or toaster oven. Cut patti
e in half and place one half in each pita. DELISH!

Pumpkin Protein Power Granola

Pumpkin Protein Power Granola

This is not your typical crunchy granola, but a little softer. I bet if you cook it longer it would crisp up a little more, but it was not crunchy like some of my other granola recipes. It is still delicious!

3 cups regular oats
1/3 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup slivered almonds
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup pumpkin
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup orange juice
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (any kind is fine)

Preheat oven to 300* Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spray a large baking sheet with baking spray. Spread mixture onto sheet and bake for 20 minutes; stir and bake for 10 minutes more. Allow to cool and place into glass jars or containers.

*I keep mine in the refrigerator and use on greek yogurt parfaits.

Do you love all things pumpkin spice?? We just launched a limited edition of Pumpkin Spice Shakeology that I think you will love! It comes in a box of 24 and is vegan which is really good! It's actually my favorite flavor. Want to learn more? Click here, or email me at jenniferwoodfitness@gmail.com

Clean Salad Dressing Recipe(Vinaigrette)

Make Your Own Easy Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Opt for this easy & healthy version of salad dressing when you want to lose weight or incorporate more healthy foods into your diet. When choosing greens, pick more darker green lettuces, spinach and spring mix options. Top salad with 1-2 Tablespoons of dressing. Watch your portion sizes when it comes to dressings. That is where a lot of calories can come from. Skip the ranch dressing and make this instead. 

Vinaigrette Dressing

6 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 clove garlic, grated or pressed
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp Honey
3 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp pesto (make your own or buy it made - optional)
fresh pepper, pinch salt

Optional add ins:
Tbsp Tastefully Simple Tomato Garlic Basil Seasoning
Italian Seasoning


Place ingredients into small jar and shake to emulsify. It makes a creamy vinaigrette that is sure to please everyone. Try different mustards for a different taste.

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Clean Pumpkin Oatmeal Protein Cookie Recipe

Pumpkin Protein Cookie

Pumpkin Protein Cookie
Easy protein cookie you can whip up.

Yields 12 cookies

Preheat oven to 350*

1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup oatmeal
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp. water
3 tbsp. egg whites
1/8 cup stevia or if using the strong stuff from the vitamin store use about 4-5 tiny scoops
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/3 cup walnuts
1 tbsp. flax seed meal (optional)

Combine ingredients until well blended. Drop onto cookie sheet lined with parchment or silpat sheet  and lightly flatten them. Cook for about 15 minutes or until golden. Great as a snack or breakfast.

Need help learning more about nutrition? Join my next 10 day nutrition group for help with serving sizes, food combinations, how to maximize fat burning by increasing your metabolism, and daily support in a private Facebook group. You even get a MEAL PLAN with lots of different options. This recipe actually came from our clean eating meal plan. Click the link to sign up, or message me, Jennifer Wood via email or Facebook.

P90x or P90x2 and Shakeology Discounted during October

P90x and P90x2 on sale during October, 2013

During the month of October, P90x and P90x2 have been reduced and bundled in a Challenge Pack. This contains a 30 day supply of Shakeology and the workout program for only $180 ($80 savings)

Want added support and accountability? How about a meal plan and help with nutrition? Make me your Coach by purchasing through my link. I can help you with your fitness and weight loss goals. Join my next support group on Facebook if you really want to step up your game and have the added push.

Not sure if P90x or P90x2 is right for you? Do you need help choosing a fitness program? Message me, Jennifer Wood, and I will help you choose the workout that is just right for you.

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Clean Apple Muffin Recipe

Clean Apple Muffins

These were really tasty! I modified the original recipe, which can be found at DelightedMomma.com. The whole family enjoyed them. I would recommend having 2 as a serving for a breakfast meal, or 1 as a snack.
They are made with almond flour, ground oatmeal, maple syrup, egg whites and applesauce. 

Clean Apple Muffins

3 egg whites (9 tbsp)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract

1 Cup Almond Flour
1 Cup Oatmeal Flour (ground up Oatmeal)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon

Directions: Preheat oven to 350*.
In a small bowl combine, egg whites, vanilla, maple syrup, and applesauce.
In a larger bowl combine: almond flour, oat flour, baking soda and powder, and cinnamon.
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until combined. Scoop into 12 lined muffin tins sprayed with baking spray. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden and done (test with a toothpick).

* Next time I will add walnuts or pecans.

Need help learning more about nutrition? Join my next 10 day nutrition group for help with serving sizes, food combinations, how to maximize fat burning by increasing your metabolism, and daily support in a private Facebook group. You even get a MEAL PLAN with lots of different options. This recipe actually came from our clean eating meal plan. Click the link to sign up, or message me, Jennifer Wood via email or Facebook.

Be Thankful You Can Workout

I was thinking about how lucky I truly am to be able to be physically active. Some people are injured or disabled and don't have the option to workout. Sure we can all do some form of exercise, but to be able to really push myself and be capable of achieving some pretty cool things is a blessing. I think too often we take our health for granted and don't appreciate what we have right in front of us. I also know that in 20 years, I wont be able to do the things I am doing now. I don't forsee Insanity or P90x happening in my 50's. Haha. So, instead of dreading my workout, or grumbling about not wanting to workout, I choose to be thankful for the opportunity to be fit and active. To enjoy working hard towards something. To feel good in my skin. What do you choose?

For those of you who are looking for a more hands on approach to health and nutrition, join my next 10 day support group/aka challenge. It's the perfect place to start. We focus on nutrition, and get you moving, for 10 days. You get a meal plan, support and help from me and other people going through the same struggles as you. The missing piece is often support. It's only $56 for the group and it's life changing. To sign up click here or contact me, Jennifer Wood, at usarmywife@gmail.com or www.fb.com/fitwithjen1

What is Shakeology?

Shakeology is a powerhouse of nutrition made with the best non gmo, no pesticides, whole foods and protein sources. It gives your body everything it needs to function at a healthier cellular level. It's changed the way I feel and has alleviated severe pain I used to have when I would eat certain foods. Now I can eat anything without that pain! It's been a huge blessing. Not to mention it made weight loss easier and maintaining it SOOOO much easier.
Would you like to sample Shakeology? Message me at usarmywife@gmail.com or Fb.com/fitwithjen1

Join me for a 10 day Nutrition based Challenge that is the perfect place to start or to push through a plateau. You will get a meal plan, help with nutrition, support, and a private facebook group for daily accountability. Message me for more details, or to sign up, click the 10 day challenge tab and order your shakeology package. Make sure to leave me your contact info in the order form under notes. I look forward to working with you.

Raspberry Cottage Cheese Easy Breakfast

Easy breakfast! This is one of my favorites. 

1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
2 tbsp slivered almonds
Pinch stevia

Rockin Body & Hip Hop Abs on sale in September

Sale has ended :( But, check out October's special for P90x and P90x2!

During September, Beacbody is offering a  discounted bundled package containing 2 great workout programs: Hip Hop Abs and Rockin Body AND A 30 day supply of Shakeology. You will also get FREE shipping, so this is the way to go! Check out the video on this current promotion.

This purchase also qualifies you for my Elite Online Support group. It includes support for 60 days, a meal plan ever 30 days, and one on one support from me on a daily basis. The accountability of this group will change your life. Message me at usarmywife@gmail.com or fb.com/fitwithjen1 for more info. If you are ready to order, click here. Make sure to message me after you order, so I can send you a meal plan and get you plugged into the support group. We start soon!

Shaun T Dance Challenge Pack!

Get rid of bulky thighs and flabby abs while dancing fun way. Here are Shaun T Dance Challenge Packs highlights:

Rockin Body Workout inclusive of
  1. Fitness guide
  2. Meal plan
  3. Workout calendar
Hip Hop Abs Workout inclusive of
  1. Fitness guide
  2. Meal plan
  3. Workout calendar
  • A chance to win cash prices up to $100,000 via Beachbody challenge
  • Free 30-days membership to teambeachbody gym where you will get 10% discount on all purchases
  • Free Beachbody coach
  • Free online support 24/7
  • Free Shakeology for 30-days (Your preferred flavor)
  • Free Shipping and Handling
  • Free sign-up to Facebook accountability groups, and
  • $50 and more saving!

Healthy Pumpkin Breakfast Cookie

Pumpkin Pie Spice Breakfast Cookies

A great whole foods healthy breakfast cookie. The only downfall to this is trying to NOT eat them when you bake them. My goal is to freeze them and have them as a quick breakfast for the entire family to grab on their way out the door, but they are so GOOD that we keep eating them. Ha!

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup  whole wheat flour
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=myw0c1-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002TXT502
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup coconut oil http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=myw0c1-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001EO5Q64, melted
1 Tbsp Milk
1 Tbsp stevia or if you have the strong stevia from a Vitamin Store, use 3 tiny scoops.

Preheat oven to 350*. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk wet ingredients until well combined and stir into dry ingredients. Do not over mix. Drop by 2-3 Tbsp onto parchment paper or cookie sheet liner. Bake about 15 minutes.  

Yields around 20 cookies. 2 cookies = 1 serving. 

*They freeze and reheat well. I love them for breakfast. Microwave for 1 minute and enjoy!

10 Day Fit Nutrition Challenge 

Want more great recipes and tips on nutrition? Join my next 10 day Jump start Group for help with learning what to eat, how to eat clean. It includes a meal plan, support and accountability, 10 packets of Shakeology (the healthiest meal of the day by Beachbody), and so much more. Contact me, Jennifer Wood, for more details or to sign up click here to order. 

Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

{Easy Blueberry Balsamic Salad Dressing}
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1-2 tbsp olive oil (optional)
fresh pepper
small amount of stevia or other sweetener

Place blueberries, vinegar and pepper in sauce pan. Simmer on medium heat (boiling but dont burn) about 20-30 minutes to reduce. Stir in olive oil. Allow to cool and use a tbsp over fresh spinach with cranberries and goat cheese. Enjoy!

Light Mayo Substitute - Mock Mayo aka Vegan Aoli

Mock Mayo/ aka Vegan Light Aoli

Shared by my friend, Alicia. Can be substituted for recipes that call for mayo, sandwiches, etc

1 c (8oz) silken firm tofu

2 Tbsp  lemon juice

2 Tbsp olive oil3 minced garlic cloves

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper 

Blend until smooth.... Plus added protein from tofu and low calories... My kids aka the monkeys don't know I don't use mayo

Easy Slow Cooker Healthy Shredded Mexican Chicken

{Easy Crock-Pot Recipe}

I am all about easy meals. This is something you can whip up in a few minutes and be done. Ain't nobody got time for elaborate meals, right!? I know I sure don't. Try Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. It's good. Trust me ;)

Makes moist shredded chicken for taco's, taco salad, lettuce wraps and more

1 large package of boneless chicken breasts
1 large can of diced tomatoes, undrained
1 small can of green chilis, undrained
sprinkle chicken with cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper
1 cup frozen corn (add during last hour or 2 of cooking)
Whole wheat tortillas
1 can or cup of black beans, as a topping.

Place everything in slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken well with seasoning. You can always add more later. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours or until chicken is done.

Shred chicken and serve on whole wheat tortillas with avocado, black beans, mango salsa (tomatoes, garlic, mango, jalapeno, lime juice, and cilantro) hot sauce and brown rice on the side. 

*This time I threw in a few potatoes quartered and they turned out great. Kinda like chicken stew.

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Freezer Breakfast Burrito's - OAMC

{Breakfast Burrito's - Make Ahead and Freeze!}

10 whole wheat tortillas
1/2 med onion, diced
2 medium/small potatoes, diced small
6 whole eggs
salt and pepper
Mexican blend cheese - about a tbsp per tortilla, go easy on the cheese

In a non-stick skillet drizzled with a little olive oil (tbsp or 2), sauté onions and potatoes until potatoes are done.

In a small bowl, beat eggs with salt and pepper.

Once potatoes are done, add in eggs and scramble. Fill each tortilla with about 1/3 cup mixture (I used a large cookie scoop) and top with cheese (optional). Roll up. Place on cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen put them into a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze. To eat, microwave until heated through.

*You could easily make these with egg whites or half eggs and half egg whites if you wanted to lower the calories.

Happy 36th Birthday to ME!

Today is my 36th birthday and I have NEVER felt better in my own skin. I have worked hard on  my nutrition and made fitness a big part of my life. I have never been very consistent with staying in shape because I would fall off the wagon and not get back on for a year or so then I would start over and quit again. The classic yo-yo dieter. For a long time, I skipped meals and would eat a lot at night. I now realize how harmful that was on my metabolism because I am able to eat so much now and still maintain my weight loss. The challenge groups as a Beachbody Coach help me to be accountable and stay motivated each day. I always dreamed of a job where I would get paid to stay  in shape - BINGO! This is it! Winner winner chicken dinner. LOL!

If you're wondering what a challenge group is, it's a 60 day support group - private on facebook for easy interaction - that includes help with nutrition and support from other people just like you who are going through a fitness program such as Insanity, P90X, TurboFire, Brazil Butt Lift, Focus T25, RevAbs, P90x2, Power 90, Slim in 6, Hip Hop Abs or some of the other programs.

We really help each other and support without judging. It's been a huge blessing to me and so many others. If you are interested in the next group or want more information, send me an email at usarmywife@gmail.com or fb.com/fitwithjen1

There are challenge/support groups starting each month, so if you are really ready to commit to making long term lifestyle changes, are teachable, and willing to get active, please message me, or if  you are on the fence, send me a message or like my page. I am here to help however I can.

<3 Jennifer Wood

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Crockpot Cashew Chicken


 2.25 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thigh tenders or chicken breast tenders

 1/4 cup almond or Coconut flour

 1/2 tsp black pepper (a few twists of fresh pepper)

 1 Tbsp olive oil

 1/4 cup light soy sauce (I used Bragg’s Liquid Aminos)

 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

 2 Tbsp ketchup

 1 Tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)

 2 garlic clove, minced or grated

 2-3 tsp grated fresh ginger

 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

 1/2 cup cashews


 Combine flour and pepper in large Ziploc bag. Add chicken. Shake to coat with flour mixture. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken about 2 minutes on each side. Place chicken in slow cooker. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes in small bowl; pour over chicken. Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours. Add cashews and stir. Serve over brown rice with steamed vegetables.  Makes 4-6 servings.

Need help with your nutrition? Don't know what to eat? Want to learn how to eat clean? Join me for a 10 day Nutrition based Challenge that is the perfect place to start or to push through a plateau. You will get a meal plan, help with nutrition, support, and a private Facebook group for daily accountability. Message me for more details, or to sign up, click the 10 day challenge tab and order your Shakeology package. Make sure to leave me your contact info in the order form under notes. I look forward to working with you.

<3 Jennifer Wood
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