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New Year, New You??

New Year, New You?? Not this lady!! How about New Year, Better Version of YOU??

That really fits more with my mindset. I do not want to be a completely different person, I am finally at a place where I LOVE the woman I have become. That was a lot of hard work but I got here. But we can all use a few improvements right?

I have come along way and for those of you that are new to this page. Let me share a little with you. I could write a novel but I will try to keep it shorter than that HAHA 

I grew up overweight and with very low self-esteem
I lost weight in my 20s through a series of yo-yo diets that turned into a 2 year battle with starvation that alternated with bulimia.
Then became skinny and still not happy……
Met my hubby fell in love and entered my blissful honeymoon phase hahahaha but was still not loving myself
Became exercise obsessed. Used the elliptical at the gym for up to 3 hours a day (how did I find the time???)
Became pregnant with my daughter and enjoyed a very healthy and relaxed pregnancy
C-section birth and could not exercise!!! This was a struggle for me. Once given the ok I had a fear of exercising and tearing the incision so I waited an extra 2 months!
Lost all the baby weight with breast-feeding only to gain it all back when I stopped breast-feeding (damn hormones!!)
Joined my first online home fitness challenge group. Lost 15 pounds in 21 Days and finally found something I could live with. Hello 30 minutes a day of exercise!! Balanced diet…. still drink wine and eat chocolate!!! YASSS
Started my own coaching business and challenge groups. Began paying it forward and loving on others through their struggles 
Began working on my mindset with personal development. READ something everyday or listen to a PODCAST

❤️Present day…. totally healthy, happy and freaking so OBSESSED with my life I would not trade it with anyone. Dead serious not even… with one of the Kardashians hahahaha (my guilty pleasure show)

Why am I sharing this with you? Because I want you to know that it was not always easy. I was not always where I am now. You can rise above your struggles. Sometimes you need a little help and guidance to get there!!

If you had told me 10 years ago, I would have the life that I have now I would have never ever in a MILLION years believed it.

I thought I would always be struggling with my body and always in a negative head space. You can change. You need to start believing!! If any of this resonates with you, know that you are not alone.

I am always here to help 

Me and my amazing hubby Jon

Me and my amazing hubby Jon

Summer Slim Down Starts July 3rd

All Access Pass Challenge Group

4 Week Summer Slim Down Group Starts July 3rd

I want to help you improve your health, confidence, and mindset. This is what is at the heart of my challenge groups.

If you have been following my journey, you know that I am a health and fitness coach with Beachbody and by using the tools I have available to me, I want to help you!  You may be asking yourself: “what kind of tools??”

  • Workouts (100s available at your fingertips)
  • Customizable Weekly Meal Plans
  • Amazing Super Food Shake
  • Motivation and Tips

These are the tools that I use every single day to be my healthiest self. I will use them to help and teach you to do the same. We will get you back on track together!

We will get you set up with the right plan for you. You used to have to pick out 1 program. Now you can look at, and sample every single one before deciding on which one is right for you. No more purchasing a program and deciding that was just not for you because we know that all programs do not suit everyone. Mixed martial arts is my JAM but you may love hip hop dance! You will do this by using the ALL ACCESS PASS. It is an annual membership to Beachbody on Demand. It is like Netflix but for workouts, yes access to the whole library!!

Not just workouts but a cooking show, meal planning tools, recipes and so much more available to you!! I am obsessed with it!!! Plus you get to try out the unbelievable super food shake Shakeology for one whole month.

I was a HUGE skeptic before I tried it. I thought it was just another protein shake and I had tried a lot of those. But I was wrong, it is a superfood shake that fuels your body with pre and pro biotics, nutrients, vitamins and minerals. All the things most of us as deficient in!! You are not deficient in protein are you?? Then why are you supplementing with it. It give you what you are missing every single day. My digestive system is finally on track after a decade of struggles, sugar craving are in check (hello, um chocolate for breakfast!!). I stopped craving the JUNK. Plain and simple, less cravings and more energy than I have ever had. It is not a weight loss shake it fuels your body.

Even if you are already fit it is for you. I am not looking to lose weight anymore and I drink it. My hubby drinks it and even my toddler gets a mini shake. I am telling you from a former skeptic it was life changing.

You will get everything you need to start the challenge. From now till the end of August the ALL ACCESS PASS is on SUPER DISCOUNT!!! Down from $200 to $160 (USD). That is for:

  • A whole freaking year of workouts
  • Access to my private online group as well as a mobile activity tracker
  • Me as your Coach to cheer you on!
  • and so much more!!

We will be in a private facebook group that I will check in with in the mornings. Leaving you either a recipe, motivation or little tips and tricks for your health. It is not a quick fix group but an ongoing journey. We will get you going so that you can live a balanced lifestyle that you can enjoy. If you are miserable trying to lose weight…. you are doing it wrong.

Mid-Day check in as well. At that time I will address any questions, concerns or offer support to those that need it! It is a heck of a lot more fun to do this together than alone. After the 4 weeks you can stay on (a lot of women do) or you can decide to leave and go at it alone if that is your thing! I have seen lives changed and I want to offer that to you!

Moms, it is ok to take care of you. Do not let yourself go in order to serve your families needs 24/7. Your family will benefit from a happier, healthier and more confident you!! I started out just like that. I had my daughter, became a stay at home mommy and started to lose myself. You can still have you time, take care of yourself and be an AWESOME MOM. You have heard the saying; “You can’t pour from an empty cup” this is true. Keep filling your cup so that you can give to your family. Plus you are teaching them that you value yourself too! I joined a group, fell in love with the process, shakeology and I want to pay it forward to you guys!

This experience has changed my life. It is not just a body change. It is about mindset, self-love, new-found confidence and raising our families are a great example for them to do the same. If you want in we start July 3rd, let’s get you prepped and ready to go! I promise you if I can do this, so can you!!

To get signed up email me at joannebjung@gmail.com subject: Summer Slim Down Group and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Or message me using the message tab on my Clean Eating Mommy Facebook page.

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Until next time,
Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

Spring Into Health Group Sign up!!

Spring into Health Challenge Group

Spring into Health Challenge Group starting May 8th!!

Registration now open for our Spring Into Health May Group starting on May 8th.

I wanted to let you guys all know that I have opened up registration for my brand new May Fitness and Nutrition Accountability Group. The best past is the price has dropped down to $160 USD from $199 this round. What?? How crazy is that?

In this NEW group we will utilize Beachbody on Demand. Basically this means that you will have full access to hundreds of workouts!! So, if you try one and it is not for you, then you can try another, and another. This way you can always find something that you enjoy doing. I love that I can switch my program monthly or even daily if I want to!

Plus, I will help you find a workout that you will really enjoy, fits your specific fitness level, and the amount of time that you have during the week to devote to your workout program. Another bonus is that you get to be a part of my accountability community, which is a HUGE part of the success that people are experiencing. One of the current ladies in my group, Jess, has lost 46 pounds since September. Wouldn’t you like to experience results like that?

It is an incredible deal that gets you access to all of these workouts not just for one month but for the WHOLE ENTIRE YEAR!! Which means that you can work with me in my boot camp groups for that long too! It is a one time payment of $160.00 (USD) for the whole year. This will get you access to workouts like P90X, Insanity, PIYO, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, CIZE, and the list goes on and on. Plus the portion control containers that everyone loves, myself included and a 30 day supply of Shakeology (your choice of flavor).

On top of that I will give you recipes, meal plan tips, encouragement and the support of all of the other ladies in the group. It is amazing!! So, what do you think? Is this something that you would want to do? It is the perfect time before summer gets started up. Let’s get you in bathing suit shape for the summer!!! To register email me with the subject line “Spring into Health Group” to joannebjung@ gmail.com or message me on my Clean Eating Mommy Facebook Page using the message tab and tell me you are ready!

21 Day Fix/ Core De Force Client Results

21 Day Fix/ Core De Force Client Recognition Time!!  I am so proud of this girl that I just had to share with everyone. This is Jess and she started out in my Bridal Boot camp group back in mid August. As off today she is down 40 pounds!!!! She did this by using 21 Day Fix and Core De Force Beachbody programs combined with Shakeology.

Jess is a prime of example of how Beachbody programs can truly work if you agree to commit and put in the work. That means following not only the exercise program but also the nutrition side of the programs. If you use both of them together you will get to that goal you are after!

It is not only about weight loss it is also about health and happiness. Jess and I have talked about mindset a lot and about being positive. This girl has done a complete 180 not just on weight but also on her attitude. She just radiates confidence and happiness and it shows. She will be walking down the aisle, feeling and looking the best she has ever felt. Who doesn’t want to feel that way?

I am so proud of you Jess and all of the hard work that you have put in. Not only the work but also how inspiring you are to the other ladies in our group as well. Thank you for allowing me to share your success!!

If you would like to try either one of these programs in either my bridal boot camp facebook group or my monthly accountability group, I would love to chat with you about it. Let’s find out which program would suit you best and take it from there. You can email me at joannebjung@gmail.com or message me on my Clean Eating Mommy Facebook Page.

 

21 Day Fix Results

21 Day Fix/ Core De Force Results

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

This is my Why.

MYWHY

Starting to feel better and went for a long walk today. Had time to do a little reflection. After being sick last week, I had lost 4 pounds and this would make the old me jump for joy. The new me put on my jeans that I think make my booty look awesome (we all have those right??) But my booty that is normally there was covered with sagging fabric. My jeans were loose. The old me would have LOVED this.

The old me, the girl on the left in the photo, would have been terrified to have the booty the girl in photo on the right has now. New me is proud to have that booty and I have done many squats to get there. I would like to thank Kim Kardashian and my hubby (who reminds me sometimes) for letting me get it into my thick head that curves are beautiful too. Let me introduce you to and let you get to know a little about the old me.

I was completely lost and miserable. I had been in and out of some really toxic relationships with people who did not deserve my love and attention. I felt drained, sad, lonely and decided that my unhappiness was because I was not skinny enough ( skinny equaled hot to this girl) to get and keep the right guy. Yep, these are the thoughts of a woman in her 20s that was immature, confused, had low self-esteem and had no idea what she was really worth. I had grown up overweight, shed the weight but was still not happy. So I obviously needed to be thinner. Then I would be perfect and worthy of all things great, especially that true love and family I desired.

This started my spiral into disordered eating. My life started revolving around days of starving myself (diet of cigarettes, coffee and a cup of soup), followed by days of binging, purging, diet pills, laxatives and depression. Eating and not eating consumed my every thought. I stopped spending time with friends and spent a lot more time alone. My biggest joy was that I was able to fit into a size 0. Guess what??I was more miserable than I was in the size 6 that my old boyfriend convinced me meant I was a “BIG” girl. I was in a hole and fighting desperately to find the way out.

When I tell this story, I am often asked how I got out of it. It was not something that happened over night. I knew I was in trouble and I knew that if I did not get out of it soon, I might never be able to. Plus my family was starting to ask questions and I could not stand lying anymore. They were concerned and they had every right to be. I was falling apart.

So I slowly stopped the days of binging, purging and diet pills. I started going back to the gym, I started spending time with friends again and I stopped convincing myself that my weight was what was keeping me from finding happiness. I needed to constantly remind myself that my worth was not tied to my weight or pant size.

It took me years to get it all together and I was still struggling when I met my husband. We dated long distance and there were times that when I was alone struggled with not eating for stretches of time. Then we got married and I had to make the choice to either let my disordered eating effect our married life or let go of that completely and thankfully I chose the latter. Only I could make the changes necessary to make that happen.

I bet you are wondering…. how did I end up where I am now. How did I decide to not only go from one end of the spectrum to actually wanting to help people lose weight in a healthy way?

After having our daughter I feared that those anxieties and doubts about my body would return and somedays they were there but then I discovered PIYO then 21 Day Fix and the Beachbody coaching community. This was life changing for me, for the first time I was able to focus on getting my body on track in a healthy way. This was new ground for me.

Because of this community and the people in it, I am mentally, stronger and healthier than I have ever been in my life. Physically I have never felt more comfortable in my own skin. I am fully committed to being a role model for my daughter. Someone that she can look up to and someone who can teach her a positive body image.

I am also fully committed to helping my past, present and future clients do the same. Our journey’s may all be different but we can find common ground in the process.

My next online motivation, accountability and workout group starts soon and I would love to have you with me. Let me know if you are ready to chat!

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Until next time,
Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

Core De Force Results and Review

Core De Force Results

I did not do a week by week results post for Core De Force because I wanted to wait till the end and give my results and opinion. First of all, Core De Force is my freakin’ soul mate program. I LOVE IT!!! The focus of Core De Force is on your core, total body strength and conditioning. My results have been incredible and I love that I haven’t used any equipment at all. I am beyond impressed with my results and the overall program. I went in with the goal of losing the 10 pounds that I had gained after the miscarriage that I suffered this past fall. I did not get all the way there but almost. It was also the holidays, weight loss over the holidays?? Yes!!!

I did the entire 30 Days of Core De Force by following the supplied meal guide, drinking Shakeology daily and healthy snack options. It was the holidays so I did have a few treats here and there. I was able to stay track minus a few meals over the 30 days of Core De Force.

Core De Force Results

I love the calorie burn I get from Core De Force!

This upcoming Monday January 9th, I will starting over with Day 1 using the Deluxe Core De Force version. This version adds in some new workouts like MMA Kick Butt, Agility Strength and Agility Power. I can not wait to try them and these ones also utilize the Agility ladder that comes in the deluxe pack! Another awesome part is that Beachbody on Demand has released 2 new workouts MMA Speed 2.0 and MMA Shred 2.0. I will swap these out instead of the regular version and I am sure my results will get even better!! I love that I can create a new schedule for my second round. Nothing worse than getting bored with your routine.

Since the holidays are now over, it is time for me to forget about temptations and get back on track. This Friday I will be kick starting my after holidays group by doing the 3 Day Refresh with a half-dozen other ladies from my group. The 3 Day Refresh is a cleanse that is low-calorie and still keeps you pretty satisfied. I will update you with my results from that! I feel pretty gross after the holidays and I have been looking forward to resetting my system.

Getting out of my routine does not make my body happy! I enjoyed the holidays but it is time to get things going properly and get back to my routine. We have no events planned or trips for the next upcoming month. That means I have an opportunity to really tackle Core De Force 100% for the next 4 weeks. I enjoyed that holidays and I always make room for balance in my life. If you do not have balance you will not stick with it!!

I am so excited to share my results with you and I have been making some crazy progress in  my core and on the scale. I have a 2.5 year old and she was a c-section baby, my core needs some work! With that being said my core will never be perfect but I am trying to get it as good as it can be. I am so proud of my progress with Core De Force!

 

Core De Force Results

Day 1 (left) and Day 30 (right)

Core De Force Results

Core De Force Day 1 (left) and Day 30 (right)

Core De Force Results

Core De Force Results Day 1 (left) and Day 30 (right)

Results

Day 1

Weight 146.5 Waist: 30 Chest: 35 Hips: 41 Left Thigh: 22 Right Thigh: 21.5 Left Arm: 11.5 Right Arm: 11.5

Day 30

Weight 138.4 Waist: 27.5 Chest: 32.5 Hips: 39.5 Left Thigh: 20.5 Right Thigh: 20.5 Left Arm 10.5 Right Arm: 10.5

-8.1 Pounds and -11 inches!!! So crazy!!! I love Core De Force!!

All right Mamas, who wants to have balance in your diet and still get results that you love? Let’s do this together!! Make sure to follow my Clean Eating Mommy Facebook Page for clean eating recipes, tips and motivation.

Plus join my next challenge group, for more information email me at joannebjung@gmail.com or message me on my Facebook page  I will help you set yourself up for success with goals that are attainable. Let’s get you to your health and fitness goals!

21 Day Fix Results: Week 2

21 Day Fix Results Week 2

21 Day Fix Results Week 2

I am back and so excited to share with you my 21 Day Fix results from week 2. Being the second week I was back in the groove of following the program and using the portion control system. I can tell you I love using the containers. It is not for everyone but it is definitely for me! It really helps me to take a step back and look at my portion sizes.

I have to mention this again because it is so important, if you use all the containers you will never be hungry. I was always satisfied with the amount of food for the day. I used to never be a breakfast eater and my breakfast of Shakeology is my favorite meal of the day some days! I mean if you can have chocolate for breakfast you are not going to crave sweets the rest of the day!

What has my day been looking like?

Breakfast: Shake and fruit
Snack: Plain Yogurt or Hard Boiled Egg
Lunch: Leftovers or Salad with Chicken
Snack: Fruit/Nuts or Hummus/Veggies
Dinner: Salmon (any protein), Asparagus (any veggies) and Sweet Potato/Quinoa or Brown Rice
Drink: Water, Water and more Water 🙂

Since it is Week 2 the workouts are not as hard as they were last week, definitely still very challenging though. I am also not as sore as last week, leg day had my quads still burning though! For those of you that are curious about the workouts, there is variety and you do not get bored. For the week you have Cardio, Upper Body, Lower Body, Pilates, Cardio, Mix of Cardio/Weights and then Yoga.

The third week was much more challenging since it also involved a move for us. Not a regular move but a move from New York to Dallas. SO there was some traveling, eating out etc. I will share more about this in my next post with my third and final results from the 21 Day Fix!

21 Day Fix Results Week 2

21 Day Fix Results Week 2

21 Day Fix Results Week 2

21 Day Fix Results Week 2

21 Day Fix Results Week 2

21 Day Fix Results Week 2

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

21 Day Fix Results: Week 1

A sample of my 21 Day Fix Meals

A sample of my 21 Day Fix Meals

21 Day Fix results from week 1!!! I have done the program before and loved it. I lost 15 pounds doing the extreme version after having Emma. I have had a rough few months and decided to re-do 21 Day Fix to re-set my body.

In August we found out that we were pregnant with our second baby. Most of August I spent nauseous and with little energy. I was not consistent with my workouts or with eating clean. This was also how most of September looked too. Then in the 3rd week of September we went for our first Ultra Sound and found out we had a missed miscarriage, the baby had stopped growing but my body still thought it was pregnant.

The last month was filled with physical and emotional complications from the missed miscarriage and then an incomplete miscarriage. Last week I was ready to start trying to get back on track and lose the 15 pounds that I had gained since the beginning of August. I knew that 21 Day Fix was a great place to start!

Since I had been down this road before, I knew what to expect food and exercise wise. The great thing about the 21 Day Fix and also the biggest misconception is that you think you will always be hungry. I never feel hungry on this plan. I always start with breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and sometimes even an evening snack. That is depending on how late I have dinner.

The most common questions I hear is: “Do I have to finish all of the food?” That is a good sign right?

What about cravings? I used to crave sugar a lot. This has all changed after I started drinking Shakeology. Specifically, vegan chocolate shakeology. I love this stuff. It has been life changing for me. It keeps me satisfied and tricks me into thinking that I had indulged in something bad! I switched to vegan because the regular version was giving me belly bloat.

The weekend is my biggest struggle because we normally like to have some red wine on Friday and Saturday nights. The amazing part is that 21 Day Fix lets you drink wine!!! or the cocktail of your choice. It is all in the program, this is why it is easier to stick to than any other plan I have ever done.

I am on to week 2 and I can not wait to share with you the rest of this journey! Stay tuned 🙂 If you are interested in joining my next 21 Day Fix Challenge Group, here is how you can contact me:

email me: Joannebjung@gmail.com
message me on FB: Clean Eating Mommy

Check out my 21 Day Fix Results from week 1

21 Day Fix Results

21 Day Fix Results: Week 1 Front Angle

21 Day Fix Results

21 Day Fix Results Week 1: Back Angle

21 Day Fix Results

21 Day Fix Results Week 1: Side Angle

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

 

Slow Cooker Slim down: 5 Day Free Group

slowcookin-slimdown

I am beyond excited to be hosting a FREE Slow Cooker Group that starts on November 7th!! I will be providing a 5 day meal plan including slow cooker dinner recipes and workout tips, and it is completely FREE!!! This will be an amazing opportunity for you to begin your clean eating/fitness journey or help you with new ideas for your current plan.

This being fall and with winter coming, the slow cooker is the most used appliance in my house. I will be featuring all of my favorite slow cooker recipes and family favorites. This slow cooker group will be 5 days in length and will include dinner recipes for all 5 days. One of the best things about slow cooker meals is that you can take the left overs and freeze them!

Please comment in the event page or say you are attending to be included! I can not wait for us to work together in 5 days of recipes, meal tips and workout ideas!

*Please, only those who are not currently working with a coach *

Beachbody Health Bet 2016

Hey ladies!!

Myself and 3 other coaches will be running a challenge group starting September 5th. The group will be taking part in the Beachbody Health Bet. Beachbody will be splitting a pot that is now at 1.25 million dollars with the participants who:
Log their workouts at least 3x per week
Drink Shakeology 5x per week

The group will run September 5th-October 2nd and you will have a choice from a handful of Beachbody programs (PIYO, 21 Day Fix, Country Heat and more) plus 30 day supply of Shakeology.
The great part about our group is that each coach will be focusing on a specific segment. I am doing nutrition, my friend Mindy who is a fitness fanatic will be providing workout tips and my friend Allison is a self-care expert.

If you would like to get in on over a million dollars and get healthy at the same time, comment below of message me via my facebook page and I will help you enroll in our group 🙂

 

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach