Never Give Up

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Can you believe that it has been 15 months since I started this journey to getting healthy?  I had no idea how many lives I would touch when I started.  Has it been easy? Nope.  Have I struggled?  Yep!  Did I mess up with my eating?  You betcha!  But you know what is different this time?  I didn’t give up!

So many times people come to me and say they want to lose weight, fit back into their clothes, or just feel better and I ask them are they going to give it all they have.  Unfortunately too many people are seeking a quick fix.  In our world of instant gratification, they want results YESTERDAY.  Those other products may work at first, but you will not get the lasting results you are looking for.  You won’t be satisfied!  Stop looking for a quick solution to an issue that has taken years to get to where you are!

I have tried those “other” methods only to be disappointed or constantly forking over money for the latest ‘fad’ thing.  I am so happy that I am no longer in that vicious cycle!  I have learned to have a healthy relationship with food and my body!  It is a process, not an instant fix.

Food is amazing and what it can do for our bodies is remarkable.  But the key is to learn that food is to fuel you, to nourish you, to heal you.  NOT to comfort you! Food is one of the most abused “drug” out there.  The sad thing is that it affects so many people…men, women, kids… and we don’t think twice.  If you saw a woman drinking and driving with her children in the car, most likely you would report her.  However, when we see that same mom overindulging constantly in chips, sodas, fast-foods and feeding the same things to her children we don’t bat an eye.

Now I know what you are thinking…that is all she can afford to feed her kids.  It is frustrating that the junk foods are the ones that are on sale the most or that you can clip coupons for. As a mom of 5 myself, I have found that if you feed your family the right foods, you can actually keep them satisfied longer on that same $1 worth of food.  Eating foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, good fats are going to not only help keep you and your family healthy, but will keep them full longer.

I am very passionate about helping other women, other moms reach their health and fitness goals.  I am also very passionate about the childhood obesity rates in our country. When we were on vacation a week ago, I was saddened to see so many over weight children.  The parents think it is cute that they are “chubby” and continue to feed the fast food, chips, candy… I am not saying everyone or every child needs to be a certain size, but I do think we need to step back and take a serious look at what we have said is normal for ourselves and our children, in terms of eating and daily activity.

I am doing something I have never done before in a few weeks.  I will hosting a 21 Day Fit Family Test Group.  I want to get out children involved in eating healthy and getting in daily activity.  I will be sharing recipes that your children can help you prepare.  Ideas for fun family activities and more!

If you think this is something you would like to do, please email me at tonistoothoff@hotmail.com or contact me on facebook.  Click here to apply for the group!

You ARE Worth it!

Fit for Summer Challenge

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Fit for Summer!

Join FREE or with a Challenge Pack!

I’m looking for 10 people who are ready to get in shape, build muscle and feel great all from home over the summer! I will be sharing tips to stay on track while on vacation, recipes, meal planning tips and more! Plus I will be giving PRIZES!!
So lets get your Summer Transformation started! Here’s the options:

Option #1: Join Free!
You can join our challenge completely free and access all your workouts online, you’ll have access to all our recipes and meal planning and can join us in the full challenge to win prizes! or if you already have a Beachbody program without a coach you’re welcome to join with what you have!

Option #2: Challenge Pack!
Are you really serious about getting results? I have the perfect plan for you! Your kit will include a full plan of action, the package has a complete workout DVD set (30 minutes a day!) You can do anytime that works best for you! As well as a customizable, easy to follow meal plan and portion control container system and a complete meal included for a full month (dense nutrition to help with a clean eating lifestyle) With this package you’ll have everything you need to repeat as many challenges as you want with us and you only need to get this one kit to do do that!

You’ll be added to my secret online challenge group where we all start together!

We have recipes and meal plan guides, grocery lists and printable journal trackers all FREE with your package.

You’ll be taking your before photos and measurements at the start and checking in with us every day to stay accountable and log in your workouts in our “virtual gym” best results at the end of the challenge win even more PRIZES!

To join:
1. Send me a friend request! https://www.facebook.com/toni.stoothoff
2. Comment ADD ME below!

I’ll message you pricing on the challenge pack or get you set up with the free profile and add you to the group! You’re going to LOVE this.

We officially start June 13th! (This week is Preseason)

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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When I get home from grocery shopping I do not like having to cook a big meal.  I usually end up making a salad. This is one of our favorites!  It is full of flavor and just hits the spot!  I even make a homemade Poppy Seed dressing to go with it.  When possible, I recommend making your own dressings!

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Romaine lettuce

Grilled Chicken Breast

Strawberries

Walnuts

Goat Cheese

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Ingredients

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1/4 cup olive oil

1 Tbsp raw honey

1 Tbsp poppy seeds

1 tsp white vinegar

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp salt

pepper to taste

Whisk together well.  It will thicken slightly when stored in the fridge.

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To assemble my salad I use my containers that came with the 21 day fix!

21 day fix: 1 green, 1 purple, 1 red, 1 blue, 1 orange

Summer Strong

Summer Strong

Last day to get the FREE Fixate Cookbook from ME!

Are you ready to finally shed those unwanted Winter pounds before Summer Vacation? I am here to help you! I am happy to say that I have lost over 20 pounds and 36 inches! I have lost nearly 10 INCHES just off my WAIST! My MOODS have IMPROVED, I have ENERGY now, and I have my CONFIDENCE back!

Hey guys!! I’m really excited to announce my SUMMER STRONG online Bootcamp groups in MAY! Basically, I’m giving you a fail-proof fitness & nutrition plan to finally see lasting progress.

I’m looking for a total of about 10-15 women who want to focus on getting physically and mentally STRONGER rather than just thinner! YES, weight loss WILL be a byproduct but we are shifting our attention to being a better version of ourselves so that we look AND feel better all around! If you have tried “EVERYTHING” and nothing has worked, this is for YOU!

I know EXACTLY what it feels like to just settle for where I am at. My Doctor told me that since I have Hashimotos Disease it would be nearly impossible to lose weight. I was unhappy with they way I looked, had NO energy to play with my kids, and felt very unattractive! Well, I have happy to say I AM doing it! This ISN’T a quick fix or gimmic. You WILL need to work! Both with your workouts and in the kitchen!

I have been where you are! Everyday I make choices that bring me closer to my goal!

I have learned to TRUSTING and BELIEVING in myself has made ALL the difference! If you are FINALLY ready to TRUST and BELIEVE in YOURSELF and TRUST the process…you may just surprise yourself!

You MUST be willing to:
*Move 30-45 minutes per day
*Fuel your body with with nutrient-dense whole foods
*Be engaged in our private facebook group

With the Purchase of a Challenge Pack 4/22-4/30 I will be giving you a FREE copy of the AMAZING FIXATE Cookbook!

💝THIS WILL BE MY FREE GIFT TO YOU FOR ENROLLING IN MY MAY GROUP WITH A CHALLENGE PACK!!💝

🗓You’ll have 2 dates to choose from; Monday, May 9th or Monday, May 23rd.🗓
When you enroll you’ll recieve:
1. Workout program DVDs
2. Detailed workout Schedule
3. Nutrition Guide and Recipes
4. 30 day supply of meal replacement/protein/ vitamin/ superfood shake
5. 30 day free trial to a more advanced meal planner and hundreds of streaming workout videos including the FULL P90X and Insanity programs with downloadable schedules and nutrition plans!!
6. Free Coaching in a private accountability group
7. Accountability and Support Group
8. Free lifetime membership into teambeachbody.com
9. Free extra bonus workout

You’ll be coached DAILY by ME and have support from up to 15 others on the same journey as you!

👉🏼Please comment below or email me at tonistoothoff@hotmail.com if you’re interested in learning more!📧

👉🏼Please, only those not working with another coach.

 

My Story

This is the Beginning

So, if you would have told me a year ago, that I would be inspiring 100’s, if not 1000’s of people each day I would have said you were crazy!  I was in NO place to be inspiring ANYONE!

I had just had baby #5 (#4 & #5 are only 14 months apart) J  I was homeschooling the older 3 full-time.  I was TIRED of having NO energy, being moody, no confidence, and always wearing maternity clothes. (I had been wearing maternity clothes for almost 3 years straight!)  I dreaded going out of the house because I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin.  My doctor had even told me it would be nearly impossible to lose weight since I have Hashimotos Disease.  I was thinking I would always be the overweight mom!

I had decided enough was enough!  I had seen things on Pinterest about this 21 day fix thing.  The transformations were amazing and the meal plan looked doable for a worn out momma to five.  I remembered a friend of mine was a Beachbody Coach, so I reached out to her.  Since I am all about SAVING money, it only made sense to sign up as a Discount Coach.  I made it clear to my Coach that no way was I interested in Coaching or selling anything!  I had tried that before and I am NOT a sales person! I ONLY wanted the DISCOUNT!  I didn’t even want to try Shakeology that first month.  Why did I need a shake that seemed overpriced?  I could do it on my own, I thought!

March 17, 2015 was the day I got my life back!  Day 1 of the 21 Day Fix!  That first day of the Total Body Cardio workout I thought I was going to die!  I had been on bedrest for 5 months before the birth of our son.  My body hadn’t done that much work in MONTHS!  I was amazed that before I started the 21 Day Fix I actually wasn’t eating ENOUGH food!  I was nursing our son full-time too!  After the first week, I was feeling stronger and my confidence was coming back!  I wasn’t just sitting in the recliner anymore!  It felt good to be sweating again…to have SORE muscles again!

After my 1st round of the 21 Day Fix I had decided I wanted to try Shakeology, but I wasn’t sure how I could afford it on our already tight budget.  It was already a struggle to put groceries on the table.  More times that I can recall I had to put groceries back at the store because I didn’t have enough money!  Instead of taking away grocery money for my shakes, I decided I would sell things that were just laying around the house that we no longer needed.

I was SOLD!  This Super-food Shake was actually making me a HAPPIER Momma!  I was getting my energy back, my moods were leveling out, and I sold all my maternity clothes!  Yep, I had to go shopping for smaller clothes!  I was learning how to PROPERLY fuel my body with REAL food!  I LOVED that the workouts were only 30 minutes because honestly that is all the time I had for me!  I was up at night with the baby, homeschooling the big kids during the day, and trying to find time for snuggles with our active toddler.  I was still struggling to figure out how to pay for my new favorite afternoon snack!  I was crocheting whenever I could to sell hats and other items to earn enough for another bag of Shakeology.  I was still very adamant about not “selling” anything!  I had started a Facebook page and blog to share my transformation journey with others and accountability.  I was shocked when family and friends started noticing my changes!  They started asking me what I had been doing.  So naturally I shared with them.  Then it hit me!  I didn’t have to “SELL” anything!  All I had to do was help other people, just like me get their lives back!  In the first year I lost 17 pounds and 32 inches!  I have helped several friends and family members lose those pesky unwanted pounds and regain their confidence too!

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I get asked all the time: “How do you do it?” or “There is no way I could afford that!” or “I don’t have time for that.”  My favorite is “Oh you must be a Saint!”  I am just like YOU!  I am a mom, working at it every day to be a healthy role model for my children!  I decided that I was going to do whatever it took to get my health back!  I did not want to be another statistic…another mom taken by cancer or heart disease… or diagnosed with x, y, z!  There is ALWAYS a pile of laundry somewhere…either to be washed or folded.  Keeping the kitchen sinks empty and floors clean is a daily struggle!  I am sure there are Cheerios on the floor somewhere as I sit here writing this!  But in 10, 15, 20 years my kids are not going to remember if the house was spotless or not.  They won’t care if their laundry was perfectly folded and tucked away.  BUT what they will remember are the moments I was able to play on the floor with them, go for a hike with them, or take them on in a push up challenge or see who can come up with the craziest dance moves!  Make YOURSELF a PRIORITY!  Instead of saying “I don’t have time or money” say “I’m not a priority” and see how it feels! Has it been easy for me, NOPE there have been days I cried and wondered why do I keep doing this day in and day out.  Then I remember WHY when I see those sweet babies of mine looking at me with those crystal blue eyes, telling me that they LOVE me!

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I no longer struggle with finding a way to pay for my monthly Shakeology!  Just by helping others reach their health and fitness goals both my husband and I are able to drink Shakeology DAILY!

I LOVE that Beachbody has totally transformed my life!  My days are still crazy, but now I am a much HAPPIER Momma!  I no longer suffer from chronic pain, insomnia, depression or lack of confidence!  I am now proud of the person I am becoming!

Do you see yourself in my story?  Are you tired of feeling the way you do?  Do you struggle with trying to figure out how to pay for things? Are you still holding on to the extra baby weight?  Do you like the person you have become?

I want you to know that if I can do it, so can you!  Email me today tonistoothoff@hotmail.com   I want to chat and help you get started on a healthier and happier YOU!

 

22 Minute Hard Corps! Cardio 2 Preview

 

I am so excited to share with you my 1 year results as well as my results from JUST 12 days from the new 22 Minute Hard Corps program!  Want to learn more!  Contact me on Facebook!  Or send me a message at tonistoothoff@hotmail.com