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I lost 4.6 lbs. in 3 Days

The holidays are great but the weight gain and over eating had to come to an end.  I found myself searching for the kids stocking candy like someone with an addiction looking to get their fix.

I felt gross.

So I decided to to try this 3 Day Refresh to see what all the chatter was about. I am not a “Cleanser” or a ” Detoxer” or a ‘Juicer” but I knew I could handle 3 days to help JUMP START my healthy eating habits again.

I decided to document daily in case it was a success………Well guess what happened? I assume you know since you are reading this far.

Watch my 3 day journey and reach out if you want the same results!

xo, Nicole

nicole@nicolenaples.com

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Kid Edition: Foodies On Friday- Ezekiel Pizza

Don’t you love when your monsters can make a meal on their own and it doesn’t consist of Doritos and Cookies?

Would you love if your monsters could make a meal that takes only minutes, isn’t full of junk and they don’t’ have to turn on the oven.

Above is a video that provides you with all of the above.

Ezekial Muffin Pizza

Ezekiel Muffins

Raos Spaghetti Sauce

Organic Mozzarella Cheese

Paper dishes!!!

Line your toaster pan with foil for easy clean up. Place muffin middle side up and place sauce then cheese on top.  (Add other toppings..optional) Toast 2-4 slices for approx. 4 min. or Bake 350 for 4 minutes.

Serve with fruit slices on paper plates and drink in a SOLO cup.

Empower your Monsters…..they’ve got this!

Mangia, Nicole

 

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Foodies on Friday – Gluten Free Nachos

Foodies on Friday!

Based on Gianna’s Coffee Talk last week, We thought we should make Nachos. If you missed our coffee talk, tune in to my personal Facebook page @:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1253394427&ref=bookmarks

So, here you go; a healthier version of Nachos. So easy you can make it in less than 15 min.

Gluten Free Nacho Recipe
2 bags of Beanitos Chips
1 can of Amy’s Refried Beans
1 can Green Chiles
1 Bag of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup pico de galo or MORE if desired
1 chopped Avocado
1/2 cup Sour Cream

Line pan with foil for easy clean up. Pre-heat oven to Broil.
Spread chips over pan. Spread over top; beans, chiles, cheese. Broil for about 10 min or until cheese is melted. Then add pico, avocado and sour cream. Serve and throw away the foil. Bam easy clean up!

PS- As soon as I was done filming, the boys came up and devoured the pan!

Mangia, Nicole

 

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“Coffee Talk With G”……. She said She Loves my Nachos? I don’t even cook Nachos!

This is my daughter Nicole, she is subtle as a train-wreck”.

That’s how my mother used to introduce me to people.  Because you never knew what was going to come flying out of my mouth.  It’s me. Don’t try and put me in a box. My dad will kick your ass if you try.  My dear husband sometimes cringes around his family because you never know what’s coming out of my mouth.

It’s not to hurt anyone, I am just real. And 99.9% of the people I am around tell me that’s the one thing they love about me. So, I am not changing my love, sorry.

Plant potatoes- get potatoes. Enter Gianna. She is a mini-me in every sense of the word. We struggle lots but when we are just “US” we crack each other up.  I decided I wanted to ask her a few questions about food, nutrition and do a “lively” as she puts it.

I love how REAL she is. Gianna just answers from her heart. Nothing fake or rehearsed. We have fun and laugh. Not to mention I found out that she likes my Nachos and I don’t even make Nacho’s. WTH?

 

When it comes to your kids, let them be them. Don’t try and change them. I have to admit that I used to want somethings a bit different. But it’s their journey, I had mine.

Enjoy the video and if you want to follow our Foodies on Friday, subscribe to my YouTube channel or find me on Facebook. YOU DO NOT want to miss this Friday! Links below!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuT8tASDFlxDcpVeBfd_G2Q?view_as=subscriber

https://www.facebook.com/nicolenaplesfitness/

XOX,

Nicole

 

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Foodies On Friday- Lemon Bars

I had leftover lemons. Make Lemonade? No……we go Big. We tried Paleo Lemon Bars from the website posted at the end of this note.

The crust……amazing. Highly recommend it. I used Paleo flour by Bob’s, extra honey by accident and palm oil instead of coconut oil. The only change was that I had to cook the crust a bit longer. Awesome recipe, definitely can use for many other desserts!

The topping was easy or so I thought. Mine looked like her fail in the recipe. But it tasted really good so I will try again! And just like my monster said, it tastes like key lime pie!

Mangia!

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Summer Sizzle

I have found myself arriving back from vacation saying these words:

“OMG….I feel gross”

“Did I need that Prickly Pink Lemonade almost daily on vacay?”

“Why did I keep on picking on Giannas quesadilla……until it was GONE!”

“Yes! I am on vacation, bring me another loaf of bread.”

I did pretty well, I exercised daily (I mean look at those water weights in the pic below!) But I know I need to clean up my eating before the next beach trip. I know I’m a lucky gal this summa!!

Do you get what I am saying? Can any of you relate to this insanity. As a trainer, many of you may be shocked but come on peeps, I am human too! I like to indulge just as much as the next mama!

A few weeks ago I launched an online business and was able to coach amazing women. We learned a lot about one another, it was very inspirational. All of these women didn’t just change their workouts, they changed themselves. We became a little family for 14 days.

Because it was super successful we all decided we needed a little more UMPH in the challenge, a little more of what we are all looking for in our life. A little thing we like to call our INNER BADASS!

We agreed on a book called YOU ARE A BADASS by Jen Sincero. If you would like to lose weight, feel great and find your inner BADASS, message me for more info. This one is gonna be a blast!

Or, click on the invite below:
https://www.vimify.com/0cmkr

 

Summer Sizzle-2

 

 

 

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Are roadblocks stopping you?

roadblock

Having to chose between changing career paths or building an online brand, I was at a crossroad. Was I willing to give up the very thing I loved? Working with others and helping them live a healthier life?

Living in Virginia with my family mainly being a “stay at home mom, part time business owner” I knew I needed more in my life and career. And this doesn’t mean a sugar daddy on the side, although as long as he was rich I doubt my husband would care. (Just kidding!)

But the problem is that I didn’t know if had had it in me to follow through because this is my biggest flaw. I start but rarely finish. Why? Afraid mostly, afraid of failing. I am so damn competitive I didn’t want to fail. What’s funny is that I always tell my kids failure is great, it’s how you learn. You must fail in order to grow! But I guess the rule didn’t apply to me. (Just kidding)

I tried program development, no luck, I looked into brick and mortar, huge gamble. I attempted the online business by myself and failed.

It wasn’t until after my mom’s passing that I realized it was now or never. I had to make a change. She said I missed my calling, I should have been in TV. hahah (she was biased)

Life is too short to take it for granted. Life is too short for excuses and no follow through! If you have a fire in your belly, you must go after it. Soon after her passing I signed up for the IDEA Conference with the hopes I would hear a lecture that would ignite the fire again. And sure enough, there was and I hired a coach. And here I am a few months into the program, following through.

Can you relate to any of this? Do you have a dream but seem to have a roadblock that stops you? (Mine was follow-through) Once you acknowledge the roadblock you can attack it and get it pushed aside. Write your daily goals down, what needs to be accomplished. So many of you have goals of weight loss. What is it that is stopping you?

Here are a few assignments/questions I give my clients on their 7 Day Challenge :

What are my 3 goals today : (doesn’t have to be fitness related)

1._______________________

2._______________________

3._______________________

Exercise Plan:______________________

Water Intake:_______________________

What will I do for myself today?

What are my roadblocks and how will I stay on track?

Night Reflection:
Look back at my goals, did I achieve them? If so, thats great! If not, why? What is in my way and what can I do to achieve them?
Try it out for a week and watch yourself reach your goals!!
Have a great week,
Nicole