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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 Approved Chicken Cacciatore

21 Day Fix  Approved Chicken Cacciatore

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore

We have been trying to find a healthy way to do all of our favorite meals 21 Day Fix Approved. Every week we have been adding something new into the mix. This week it was 21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore and it was delicious. I ate the leftovers for lunch for 2 days!! If you do not want to eat the leftovers that many day in a row then freeze some. It taste even better!

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast,  sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • black pepper (optional)
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1 inch strips
  • fresh parsley (garnish)
  • grated parmesan (optional, garnish)

Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken to the pan and cook, stirring it frequently. Do this for 3-4 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook this stirring frequently for approximately 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  4. Add tomatoes, basil and black pepper. Cook this mixture, stirring occasionally for approximately 6 minutes
  5. Add the zucchini and the eggplant. Cook the mixture stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes and check to make sure the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Garnish with parsley, parmesan or both if you like!
  7. Serve alone or over whole grain pasta, quinoa or rice.
21 Day Fix  Approved Chicken Cacciatore

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Cacciatore

Nutritional Information (per serving) not including brown rice pasta:
Calories: 246
Total Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 67 mg
Sodium: 538 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 11 g
Protein: 28 g

Containers
2 Greens
1 Red
½ tsp

If you are looking for support during your 21 Day Fix journey, I would love to have you join one of my monthly online accountability groups. Feel free to email me at joannebjung@gmail.com or message me on my Facebook page Clean Eating Mommy.

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

Leftover Carnitas Salad

Carnitas Salad Recipe

Leftover Carnitas Salad

Leftover Carnitas Salad, yes I said leftovers hahahaha. Maybe you never have leftover carnitas but since we are a small family we always have leftover carnitas. I am always looking for ways to use them up besides just my regular tacos or burrito bowls. We love to cook our carnitas in the slow cooker. Check out the recipe here: Clean Eating Slow Cooker Carnitas. The slow cooker carnitas recipe is probably the most popular when I run my Slow Cooker Groups. People love it and so do we!!

Ingredients for Salad:

  • Leftover Carnitas
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/2 a yellow bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 4-5 cups of romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • lime wedges to garnish

Ingredients for Dressing:

  • 1/4 of olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tsps of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp of adobo
  • 1/3 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp of plain greek yogurt

Preparation

  1. Warm up your left over carnitas under the broiler to crisp them up.
  2. Put frozen corn in a pan and cook until toasted. A little char on it or burn as I like to call it.
  3. While toasting the corn put all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl and top with dressing. Toss your salad and serve. Enjoy!!

We had this last night and my hubby loved it!! We will definitely be doing this salad again. If you need something a little more hearty or CARBS…. add some quinoa or brown rice to ice. Or why not eat some tortillas or make this salad into a tostada! Sounds yummy right?

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

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

21 Day Fix Approved Shrimp Stir Fry

21 Day Fix Recipes

21 Day Fix Approved Shrimp Stir Fry

21 Day Fix Approved Shrimp Stir Fry is on my meal plan for today and I am so excited to give it a try. I am not actually doing 21 Day Fix currently but I am following a similar meal plan while I am doing Core De Force.
We love shrimp or any shellfish for that matter in our home. We eat shrimp often in salads, on the grill, in pasta and many other ways. It has been awhile since I have made a good stir fry so today is that day!!
 
Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 medium red onions, sliced in wedges
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 thin slice fresh ginger, peeled, thinly chopped
¾ cup broccoli florets
1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. rice vinegar
4 Tbsp. low sodium organic chicken broth, divided use
3 cups mushrooms, cut in half
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into cubes
½ cup sliced water chestnuts, drained
2½ cups snow peas, trimmed
1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled, deveined
 
Preparation:
1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add onions; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
3. Add garlic, ginger, and broccoli; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
4. Add soy sauce, vinegar, and 2 Tbsp. chicken broth; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes.
5. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, water chestnuts, and remaining 2 Tbsp. broth; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Add snow peas and shrimp; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender-crisp and shrimp is opaque and firm.

Total Time: 29 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 14 min.
Yield: 4 servings, about 1½ cups each

Container Count is 2 Greens, 1/2 Red and 1/2 Tsp.

I will be serving mine with a yellow container of quinoa. You could also choose to have brown or wild rice in your yellow container. If you are looking for some support with your 21 Day Fix journey, I would love to support you in my monthly accountability group. Let’s connect email me at joannebjung@gmail.com or message me on my Clean Eating Mommy Facebook page. I would love to get to know you!

21 Day Fix Approved Pasta with Kale and Turkey Sausage

21 Day Fix Approved Recipe

21 Day Fix Approved Pasta with Kale and Turkey Sausage. Photo Credit to Team Beachbody Blog and Kirsten Morningstar

Another Tasty Tuesday recipe feature!! I am a sucker for a hearty bowl of pasta and when I have it I usually eat too much. That is why I am so happy that I have my portion control containers, otherwise I would probably never eat it! Here is a pasta recipe that I have made from the Beachbody Blog and love it.

Ingredients:
6 oz. dry whole wheat pasta
1 tsp. olive oil
½ medium yellow (or orange) bell pepper, chopped
½ medium onion, chopped
8 oz. Italian-style turkey sausage, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
½ cup low-sodium, organic fat-free chicken broth
1 bunch kale, ribs removed, chopped (about 3 cups)
1 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese (to taste; optional)

Preparation:
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
2. Heat large skillet over medium heat.
3. Add oil, bell pepper, and onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
4. Add sausage and garlic, Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until sausage starts to brown.
5. Add broth and kale; cook, stirring occasionally, adding additional broth or water as needed, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until kale is soft.
6. Add pasta to sausage mixture.
7. Top with cheese if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 321
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 43 mg
Sodium: 509 mg
Carbohydrates: 43 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 1 g
Protein: 23 g

Containers
½ Green
½ Red
2 Yellows
½ tsp.

If you are looking for support on your 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme journey, I would love to help you!! I have am AMAZING accountability group that I run every month and the peer support is what I think is missing a lot of the time when people try a program and fail at it. If you would like to do 21 Day Fix with us email me joannebjung@gmail.com or message me on my Clean Eating Mommy Facebook Page.

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

21 Day Fix Approved Chicken Butternut Squash Soup Photo Credit to Team Beachbody

It is still winter and it is also still cold and flu season. I am not kidding when I say that 90% of my challengers have had either colds, flus or sinus infections this past month. Lots of stuff going around. One thing I love when I am sick is a good bowl of soup and I also love to make my own. This recipe is 21 Day Fix approved and sourced from the amazing Team Beachbody blog. Love it!

Total Time: 38 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 23 min.
Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each

Ingredients:
1 tsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
4 cups low-sodium organic chicken broth
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme (or 2 Tbsp. dried thyme)
Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground white pepper (to taste; optional)
8 oz rotisserie chicken breast, boneless, skinless, shredded
1 cup frozen corn (or roasted corn)
2 cups cubed butternut squash

Preparation:
1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
3. Add chicken broth and thyme. Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
4. Add chicken, corn, and squash; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 8 minutes, or until squash is soft.
5. Divide evenly between eight serving bowls.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 168
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Sodium: 178 mg
Carbohydrates: 23 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 2 g
Protein: 13 g

Containers
½ Green
½ Red
½ Yellow

Are you doing the 21 Day Fix or Fix Extreme and need motivation and accountability?? Let’s talk about getting you into my Monthly Accountability Group. There is no reason that you should be doing this alone!! This month there are over a dozen ladies doing a program together and loving it. Comment here, email me at joannebjung@gmail.com or message me on my Facebook page to get started.

Being a Stay at Home Mom is the hardest job

Stay at home mom

Don’t run. Don’t touch that. Don’t hit the dog. Don’t run. Don’t run. Don’t run. Oh did I say don’t run……

To say this week in the new house has been hard so far would be an understatement. Toddler life is never easy but toddler life in a new home is hard. We have always been in an apartment and she has no experience with stairs or fireplaces. I had probably a million mini heart attacks this week and the kiddo has about a million tiny bruises.

She has gone face first out of her crib, face first into the iron spokes on the banister, fallen off of lots of furniture but thankfully has not tripped into the fireplace yet.

Oh man this Mom job is the hardest job I have ever had. Yesterday for nap time, we got into my room (because she is still scared of hers) and was refusing to nap. I closed the door laid on the bed and waited for her to decide to join me. She finally climbed up and told me she did not want to nap. Cried herself to sleep and I laid there with her for 4 + hours. Those 4 hours were the most restful I had all week hahahaha.

I took a nap, looked at my phone but then stared over at her little angelic face and continued to take it all in for a while. As moms we need to remember that these moments will not last forever. The hard times and the beautiful moments are just small moments in time. Enjoy them even when it is hard

I am also thankful that we decided to send her to pre-school and we are switching her to 3 days a week instead of 2. She is learning so much and the things she tells me when I pick her up are priceless.Plus she makes me crafts  It is worth every penny for my sanity and for her to learn and interact with other kids. I will enjoy the next few hours before pick up time

21 Day Fix Approved Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

21 Day Fix Approved Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

21 Day Fix Approved Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Tasty Tuesday Recipe Feature!! Since we moved to Dallas, Texas we have been OBSESSED with Tex-Mex and Mexican food in general. This is a healthier version of one of my favorites Chicken Enchiladas!!! The best part is that it is 21 Day Fix Approved!!

21 Day Fix Approved Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Total Time: 3 hrs. 28 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 3 hrs. 13 min.
Yield: 10 servings, about 1 cup each
Ingredients:
1 tsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 medium jalapenos, seeded and deveined, finely chopped
1 lb. raw ground chicken breast
1½ cups dry farro, rinsed
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed, drained
1 cup frozen corn
1 (15-oz.) can diced fire roasted tomatoes (or diced tomatoes), no salt added
1 cup water
1 (10-oz.) can red enchilada sauce
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. ground coriander
Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
1 cup shredded jack (or cheddar or Mexican blend) cheese
3 medium green onions, chopped
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
Preparation:
1. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is soft.
3. Add garlic and jalapenos; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until jalapenos are soft.
4. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
5. Place chicken mixture, farro, beans, corn, tomatoes, water, enchilada sauce, chili powder, cumin, and coriander in a 3-quart slow cooker; mix well and cover. Cook on high for 3 hours, or until liquid has been absorbed, and farro is tender.
6. Remove lid and stir mixture. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Add cheese; mix well. Cover until cheese has melted.
7. Top with green onions and cilantro; serve.

Serving Size 1 Cup in Containers Equals: 1 green container, 1/2 red container, 2 yellow containers and  1/2 blue container

Nutrition Facts:
320 Calories
Total fat 11 grams
Saturated Fat 2 grams
Cholesterol 12mg
Sodium 394mg
Carbohydrates 37 grams
Dietary Fiber 9 grams
Sugars 3 grams
Protein 18 grams

Recipe Sourced from Beachbody Blog https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/slow-cooker-chicken-enchiladas-recipe

If you are doing 21 Day Fix and you are looking for a support group, contact me and let’s work together!! Email me joannebjung@gmail.com to get into my next fitness accountability group on Facebook.

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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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach