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15 Ways to Save and a $1 Million Health Bet

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 10.46.59 AMTeam Beachbody has pulled out all the stops to help you focus on fitness during the fall. There are not one, two, not 3- but FIFTEEN challenge packs on sale this month! Get one with Shakeology or dust off one of your Beachbody programs and order Shakeology and you could get a share of at least $1 Million Dollars in a big ol’ Health Bet. You can bet I’ll be forming a group with the Challenge Tracker App so that my peeps can participate.

Rules are simple: from September 5- October 2 you’ll need to log a minimum of 5 Shakeology’s with photos (either the shake or you drinking it) and at least 3 workouts for EACH week on the Beachbody Challenge Tracker App.  Those who meet the qualifications (and have a valid Team Beachbody account with a shipping address) will split the pot. It’s $1 million but will grow by $5 for each Challenge Pack sold through August 31 (up to $3 Million dollars).

If you’d like in, pick one of the Shakeology Challenge Packs below. Already have a program you want to use? Click HERE to order Shakeology.

Orders must be placed by August 31!

Don’t want in on the Health Bet but want to save? That’s cool too! Kickstart Challenge Packs include the 3 Day Refresh Program. Performance packs include Beachbody Performance Recover and Beachbody Performance Energize supplements. CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Scroll down for Canada links.

CHALLENGE PACK SALE LINKS

Country Heat Shakeology Challenge Pack

Country Heat Kickstart Challenge Pack

21 Day Fix Shakeology Challenge Pack (English)

21 Day Fix Shakeology Challenge Pack (Spanish)

21 Day Fix Extreme Shakeology Challenge Pack (English)

21 Day Fix Extreme Shakeology Challenge Pack (Spanish)

21 Day Fix Kickstart Challenge Pack

21 Day Fix Extreme Kickstart Challenge Pack

22 Minute Hard Corps Shakeology Challenge Pack

22 Minute Hard Corps Performance Challenge Pack

3 Day Refresh + Shakeology Challenge Pack

CIZE Shakeology Challenge Pack

CIZE Kickstart Challenge Pack

Club + Shakeology Challenge Pack

Club Kickstart Challenge Pack

PiYo Shakeology Challenge Pack

PiYo Kickstart Challenge Pack

CANADIAN CHALLENGE PACK LINKS

Country Heat Shakeology Challenge Pack

Country Heat Kickstart Challenge Pack

21 Day Fix Shakeology Challenge Pack

21 Day Fix Extreme Shakeology Challenge Pack 

21 Day Fix Kickstart Challenge Pack

21 Day Fix Extreme Kickstart Challenge Pack

22 Minute Hard Corps Shakeology Challenge Pack

22 Minute Hard Corps Performance Challenge Pack

3 Day Refresh + Shakeology Challenge Pack

CIZE Shakeology Challenge Pack

CIZE Kickstart Challenge Pack

Club + Shakeology Challenge Pack

Club Kickstart Challenge Pack

PiYo Shakeology Challenge Pack

PiYo Kickstart Challenge Pack

Got questions? Need help picking a program? Email me at coachpetrina@yahoo.com.

Chemotherapy Gifts + Useful Things

Chemotherapy Gifts + Useful Things

Chemo Gift Ideas + Useful Things

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with cancer? Is chemotherapy on the agenda? Here are some gift ideas to help alleviate impact of side effects of chemo, improve mood + spirit and just generally help out during a chemotherapy regimen. This list includes hyperlinks – click on highlighted names to learn more or to order.

Gifts of Time

Set up a Meal Train at mealtrain.com – friends can sign up to deliver meals or contribute to grocery costs/delivery

Offer to clean their home, do laundry, mow the lawn

Ask if they would like a “Chemosabe” – someone to accompany them to a chemotherapy infusion

Gifts of Things

The Cancer Fighting Kitchen Cookbook– an excellent resource on nutrition with over 150 delicious recipes (my personal fave: Magic Mineral Chicken Broth)

Opi Say Hi to Fortify Nail Kit OR Opi Nail Envy– help fortify nails throughout chemotherapy

Biotene Toothpaste, Xylimelts,  Biotene Oral Rinse for Dry Mouth – all 3 very useful in preventing sore mouth and gums

Gin Gins Ginger Candy for Nausea– natural nausea relief (warning: these have a strong taste and are not for everyone!)

Orgain Organic Protein Plant Based Powder– an easy way to up your protein (I recommend mixing with Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk for best tsate; chocolate is my preferred flavor)

DGL Ultra Extra Strength Digestive Relief German Chocolate Flavor– a great way to stave off heartburn (again check with your oncologist before taking any supplements!)

Good quality lip balm: Dr. Bronner’s Naked Lip Balm, Chop Saver Original Lip Balm, Burt’s Bees

Good quality moisturizer (lanolin-based, alcohol/scent free emollient) : St. Ives’ Intensive Healing Cranberry & Grapeseed Oil Lotion, Cetaphil, Burts Bees Baby Bee, Bag Balm, Udder Cream, Aveeno, Aquaphor, Eucerin or Lubriderm

Sormi Brow Style– Loss of eyebrows equals need for some good stuff. This fits the bill! Be sure to choose the right palette for you or your loved ones’ complexion.

ITunes Gift Cards – Can be used for movie and music purchases to make the time go by faster at infusions

Fun Magazines/Puzzle Books- Be sure to check with patient on what types they’d prefer

Amazon/Kindle Gift Cards– Excellent idea and can be used for a variety of useful things during chemo (can you tell I love me some Amazon Prime?)

Pretty Scarves – Hair loss is easier to deal with when you have some stylish scarves for your head

Soft Throw Blanket or Quilt- Infusion rooms can get chilly- and there’s nothing better than a soft blanket or quilt!

Wireless Headphones- this will make it easier to listen to music or movies without wires getting in way of IV pole

These are just a few ideas for things to help during chemotherapy.

Have your own suggestions? Sound off in the comments below!

Consider this a kick to your pants

SALTY LANGUAGE NAGGYPANTS ALERT (and trigger warning if you’re frightened by bald heads and/or raspy voices haha):

Excuses. I’ve heard ’em all. “I’m too tired!” “I don’t have time!” “I can’t afford a gym membership/personal trainer/nutritionist/gastric bybass [or whatever holy grail you’re clinging to that’s ‘preventing’ you from better health/fitness].”

STOP IT. It can be as simple as a 15 minute walk. Don’t be a whiny little b$tch. Our bodies were meant to move. So move yours.

I’ve made friends with a number of ladies with breast cancer recently. One shared her physical therapist’s recommendations for our dog tired, can’t get out of bed days- exercises she can do in her bed. Yep, even when down and out, this woman finds a way to move her body- and her medical professional wisely encourages her to do so.

I challenge you to move your body today. Go get ’em!

 

Hammer & Chisel Christmas Giveaway

It’s the holidays and I’m in a giving mood! So buckle up for another exciting giveaway. This go round I’m giving away the Master’s Hammer & Chisel Base Kit.

No purchase is required BUT you need to have a Team Beachbody account set up with me as your Coach (fyi: you need to be at least 18 and a resident of US or Canada to sign up for a TBB account). That’s it!

Want in? Enter below…

The Master’s Hammer & Chisel Christmas Giveaway

Introducing the Beachbody Performance Supplement Line

Meet the all new Beachbody Performance Supplement line- each one NSF certified for Sport. Boo-yah!

Rooted in cutting-edge sports science, exercise physiology, and nutrition research, Beachbody Performance supplements feature key ingredients that are supported by the latest peer-reviewed science, athlete input, and top players in the field of exercise physiology and nutrition.

Beachbody Performance is customizable to suit your specific needs. Off-the-couch beginners and hardcore fitness junkies alike  can harness state-of-the-art performance nutrition science in a single system.

Allow me to take you on a quick tour….

Get Your Own Sampler Pack for $19.95!

BUY NOW

Want to skip the sample and get right down to business?

Choose your Stack and get a combination CUSTOMIZED to support your goals – whatever they may be.

For Weight Loss

Beachbody Performance Stack
$109.95/month
  • Energize
  • Recover
  • Save almost $20!
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For Toning

Beachbody Advanced Performance
$199.95/month
  • Energize
  • Hydrate
  • Recover
  • Recharge
  • Save over $45
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Got questions? Comment below and I’ll answer. 😉

P90X3 Giveaway

One of the perks of Beachbody Coaching is being able to earn some pretty cool prizes when you hit certain goals each month. Thanks to the September Success Club promotion, I’ll be getting a SWEET P90X prize pack (including all 3 versions of P90X). Well since I already happen to own all three versions of P90X (and since I’m still flying high after writing my first ever book), I’ve opted to give the LATEST edition of P90X- P90X3- a glorious kit filled with fun & intense 30 minute workouts to one lucky winner.

Want in? You can enter below. There are 14 ways to enter and the more you do, the better your odds. You can even up your chances each day by doing the Tweet thing. 😉

P90X3 Prize Pack Giveaway

FYI: There are a few terms & conditions. You must be a resident of the United States or Canada to enter. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Offer is not open to current Team Beachbody Coaches.

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