A group of friends and I are going to do a 5-day sugar-free challenge starting Monday! It’s completely free! Message me on FB if you’re interested! (www.facebook.com/MandieLM) #sugar #nosugar #sugarfree #detox #cleanse #challenge #fivedays #diet #weightloss #paleo #primal #healthy #eatclean #lowglycemic #health

A group of friends and I are going to do a 5-day sugar-free challenge starting Monday! It’s completely free! Message me on FB if you’re interested! (www.facebook.com/MandieLM) #sugar #nosugar #sugarfree #detox #cleanse #challenge #fivedays #diet #weightloss #paleo #primal #healthy #eatclean #lowglycemic #health

That center picture is of fresh, raw, rinsed off cheddar cauliflower! Tommy found it at Whole Foods. Apparently it’s more nutritious than regular cauliflower. It tastes about the same though! I ground it up into rice consistency and used it in my primal jambalaya for dinner, and it was delicious! #primal #jambalaya #food #foodporn #cauliflower #cheddarcauliflower #orangecauliflower #paleo #delicious #healthy #eatclean #cooking #mealprep #wholefoods

That center picture is of fresh, raw, rinsed off cheddar cauliflower! Tommy found it at Whole Foods. Apparently it’s more nutritious than regular cauliflower. It tastes about the same though! I ground it up into rice consistency and used it in my primal jambalaya for dinner, and it was delicious! #primal #jambalaya #food #foodporn #cauliflower #cheddarcauliflower #orangecauliflower #paleo #delicious #healthy #eatclean #cooking #mealprep #wholefoods

refugesmoothies:

Vegetarian metabolism-boosting foods! 

xoxo, Mandie

refugesmoothies:

Vegetarian metabolism-boosting foods! 

xoxo, 

Mandie

I absolutely LOVE this video!  So inspiring.  You may want to grab a tissue or two before you watch it! 

xoxo, 

Mandie

Hahaha, this cracked me up!  Can we change it so that it says “Shakeology?” xoxo, Mandie

Hahaha, this cracked me up!  Can we change it so that it says “Shakeology?” 

xoxo, 

Mandie

One of the things that I struggle most with in trying to be happy is comparison.  I spend WAY too much time comparing things in my life to things in others’ lives.  One thing I fail to remember, though, is that everyone is at a different stage in their life, so someone who may be more successful than me in some area might have been working on that specific thing for longer, or may be doing less other things.  It’s not a race, and the only person I should compare myself to is who I was yesterday.  I hope this makes you think and practice the same thing!  And if we’re friends… And you see me comparing myself… Please remind me of this! xoxo, Mandie

One of the things that I struggle most with in trying to be happy is comparison.  I spend WAY too much time comparing things in my life to things in others’ lives.  One thing I fail to remember, though, is that everyone is at a different stage in their life, so someone who may be more successful than me in some area might have been working on that specific thing for longer, or may be doing less other things.  It’s not a race, and the only person I should compare myself to is who I was yesterday.  I hope this makes you think and practice the same thing!  And if we’re friends… And you see me comparing myself… Please remind me of this! 
xoxo, 

Mandie

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Take some tips from this cutie patootie and ear your leafy greens! 

xoxo, Mandie

Take some tips from this cutie patootie and ear your leafy greens! 

xoxo, 

Mandie

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Truth!  xoxo, Mandie

Truth!  

xoxo, 

Mandie

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Beachbody Invades the House of Mouse!

Oh my gosh, in the last three weeks, I have had so many adventures!  I am going to sort of backtrack, and start with the most recent trip - my first-ever trip to Disney! 

As you know, I am a Beachbody coach.  One of my favorite things about being a Beachbody coach is that it’s the only business I know of where you are rewarded (and can’t be successful if you don’t) for helping people!  One such reward is the annual success club trip, and this year, it was to Disney World!  I only stayed for the conference, because I went by myself and stayed with my coach and her family…  I figure I’ll save my Disney tourism days for when I can take my own kids, once they exist - haha! 

I took an EARLY morning flight from Milwaukee…  And took this picture of Chicago from above.  Doesn’t it look cool? 

Once I landed, I took the “magical express,” which was a nice bus that Disney offers to their guests!  Then I found Katie, my coach, and we checked in.  Bonus - Beachbody gave us giftcards to cover our meals, park tickets, souvenirs, or whatever we wanted!  I had all I wanted to eat and drink, and still left with $75 of Disney Dollars that can be used at Disney World, online, or at the Disney Store!  Jackpot!  Here’s Katie, her son Anthony, and I at check-in! 

After this, we were off to the pool!  Instead of showing me in a bikini (we’re not ready for those pics to go public, haha!), I figure it best to show this cute little chameleon I found poolside.  

After the pool, we washed up and had dinner.  Here are Katie and I!  Since it was a buffet, I cheated a little bit and had some mashed potatoes! 

After dinner, which we should’ve skipped (I’ll tell you why in a mome), we went to the Beachbody welcome reception!  It was shipwreck-themed! Here’s a picture! 

I know… Event photography is not my strength!  Anyway, Beachbody knows how to treat their coaches!  They had all these buffets with amazing food (they said light fare…  They were underselling themselves.  It looked amazing, but I was full from dinner!), a few different bars, a couple DJs!  They also had the characters there for us to meet and take pictures with (most coaches brought their whole families, on Beachbody, so the kids were excited to meet their favorite characters)!  Here I am with Mickey and Minnie! 

And here is my team that was there with me, and Mickey and Minnie! 

I also took pictures with Donald & Goofy, as well as with Captain Hook!  Check those out on facebook if you’re that curious! 

We didn’t stay out too late, because we had a 6am workout date with Shaun T!  He is coming out with a new program that coaches can get in June, and that customers will be able to get in July.  It seems AWESOME!  I can’t wait!  

Anyway, here’s an awfully-taken picture of Shaun T on the stage.  It was so rad to work out in front of Epcot as the sun rose! 

And here’s a picture that Katie took of Adam and I mid-workout! 

Here we are after, once the sun rose! 

I love to run challenge groups, and part of what we do to motivate each other is take pictures of us with our sweaty mugs after we work out, or of us drinking our Shakeology to show we’re being accountable.  Here’s mine from that day (which will definitely be topped!). 

After this, I went back to the room and showered, and then headed to training!  The pictures aren’t super exciting, but we learned from the top ten coaches in Beachbody how to be better leaders for our teams and how to help more people.  We learned about news from the company from the CEO, VP of Sales, and a couple other corporate people.  We also learned about economics, the wellness industry vs. the sickness industry, and about being a better person in general from Paul Zane Pilzer and Chris Widener, who were the keynote speakers.  It was incredible beyond words, and left me so excited to help as many people as I can to get healthier and to end the trend of obesity! 

We had an hour lunch, which was great, because I got to sit on a little beach and enjoy the fact that I was not in the 22 degree weather I left behind in me in Wisconsin! 

After training, I had dinner again with Katie and her family, and then went back to the room to relax!  Once again, I had an early morning date with a workout - this time with Leandro!  The day before, we worked out with Leandro, too, and it was funny because Shaun T was first, and many of the guys left before Leandro started, but I am pretty sure I was more sore from Leandro’s workout than Shaun T’s!  Brazil Butt Lift is way harder than I expected it to be, and that’s a GREAT thing!  Leandro had us running in circles, and even up onto the stage! 

I certainly topped my previous morning’s sweaty mugshot…  Because I took a picture with Leandro!  Here I am with the butt master! 

He was so nice!  

After this, I showered and then packed my stuff and hopped on the magical express and flew back to Milwaukee!  I am already looking forward to my next Beachbody trip in June! 

Let me know if you want to join my team and have these amazing adventures with me! 

xoxo, 

Mandie

Exactly!

Exactly!

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