Health Coaching Business Update!

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A few of you have been asking what the next steps are now that I am a Certified Health Coach so I thought I would share an email that I sent out to a few of my closest friends and family that I think summarizes it pretty well.  Sharing now with my blog and facebook family 🙂

Dear Friends and Family –

First, I want to say a huge thank you to all of those who have supported me through my health and wellness journey…from my overzealous Facebook posts, to my optimistically valuable blog postings and even through my non-stop willingness to talk about health and fitness, a huge THANK YOU! Secondly, as many of you know, this has been a significant journey for me over the last few years and my passion for preventative health and wellness continues to grow. I am so excited to be sharing some news with you regarding my next steps in this journey.

After receiving my certification in Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, I partnered with a team of like-minded coaches, known as the Wellness Warriors. This team has inspired me and motivated me to continue on this journey and make an impact in the life of others. The Wellness Warriors team is committed to empowering others to live their best life through personalized health & fitness coaching, working together as strong, passionate individuals to help others live a healthy, happy, fulfilling life. To learn more about the team, check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheWellnessWarriors#!/TheWellnessWarriors.

Furthermore, my intent of this email is to build awareness and visibility of what I am doing to encourage you to reach out if you are looking to take control of your health or if you know someone who is ready for this journey, I would be forever grateful for your recommendation. If you know me, you know I have always been one that loves helping others and to be honest after being in a management position for the past 6 months, I am learning that helping and developing people truly inspires me and makes me feel “alive”.Health coaching is a similar concept and one that I am excited to pursue alongside my full time career!

I have a few different websites right now but my main site is www.mindfulhealthyliving.comand this is where you can follow me, get inspired, catch up on blog postings, new product information, how to schedule a free initial consultation, etc. The second website is my Team Beachbody site, which is the company I am partnering with to leverage my health coaching. I will be recommending and selling products, such as Shakeology which is a meal replacement, done-for-you meal plans, fitness programs and much more.I am here to support health and fitness goals for each and every one of my customers. Feel free to take a look around both sites and please let me know if you have any questions or just want to chat, I would love to talk!

Thank you again for your support and I look forward to the path ahead!

Sincerely,

Lacey Maiman

www.mindfulhealthyliving.com

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First 10 Days of Shakeology…

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If you’ve never tried Shakeology, let alone heard of it, you are likely wondering what it is and does it work? Shakeology is a meal replacement and also known as your daily dose of dense nutrition. After many mornings of making my own shakes, spending tons of money on fresh fruits and vegetables, omega fatty acids, probiotics, chia seeds, and anything else that I thought was good for me to throw in a shake, I decided to give Shakeology a try.

Here are my experiences with it in the last 10 days:

  • It’s WAY more convenient. I blend a scoop of Shakeology, crushed ice, frozen fruit and water into my nutribullet. It takes me a total of 3 minutes from start to finish, including washing out the blender cup and blades. Easy peezy!
  • NO more coffee! This was so much easier giving up with a load of vitamins to recover from the side effects of no coffee. After 2 days, I had no headaches and was feeling good.
  • I notice an increase in energy, specifically after hard workouts.  Prior to drinking Shakeology, I would have intense, hour long workouts and feel completely fatigued the entire day. I have now incorporated a half a shake pre-workout and the other half post-workout and I feel energetic the entire day, no signs of fatigue like I use to feel.
  • I have lost 2 pounds total. Weight loss hasn’t been my intention but rather feeding my body dense nutrition and feeling great is; a small decrease in my weight is just an added bonus. J
  • It’s filling. Shakeology can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for a snack. I have been using it as my breakfast and I drink it at 7:15 in the morning and I don’t feel hungry or need a snack until about 10:30 am. Of course this is going to be different for everybody and depending on your activity level but this is my experience.
  • Improved digestion and regularity.   I have never been that great with “regularity”. In the last 10 days, I have been regular every day and have seen significant improvement on this front.
  • I am sleeping through the night! This is huge for me; I have always been a terrible sleeper. I am now averaging at least 7 hours of sleep a night.

I would encourage you to check out the nutrition facts and what’s in Shakeology, all the information is posted on the website and you can find it here.

Next stop is the 3-Day Refresh cleanse that I am really looking forward to! Stayed tuned for the results!

IIN Conference!

Had an amazing time at the IIN conference this weekend. So many inspiring health and wellness experts came to speak this weekend, from Deepak Chopra to Arianna Huffington and Dr. Northrop, it was incredible! Some of the biggest takeaways from the weekend were:
1) Get your sleep! At least 7-8 hours a night
2) Make yourself a priority…take time to exercise/plan meals/relax/etc. This will make you a better parent, spouse sibling, and friend
3) 75% of diseases are preventative and typically stressed induced
and lastly…
4) YOU are responsible for your OWN HAPPINESS!

Key takeaways from the weekend that I hope will continue to resonate with you as they are for me!

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Coffee + Connections = Afternoon Happiness

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There’s nothing like spending some quality family time over a nice cup of coffee! It’s the simple pleasures in life. ❤️

Morning Glory Muffins {Gluten and Dairy Free}

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Delicious, dairy and gluten-free muffins that even your children will love!  If you have picky eaters, these muffins will be a great way to get some fruit and veggies into your little peanuts and maybe even the men in your life;).

Breakfast is one of the hardest meals for me to plan for, yet it should be the most important.  My issue is that half the time I am running late and when I don’t have time to make a smoothie, I end up grabbing a piece of fruit and am starving an hour later.  These muffins are full of fiber (to keep you feeling full longer) and nutritional ingredients for sustainable energy.  They also freeze well so double the batch and keep them for last minute healthy breakfast treats.

This recipe was adapted from The Healthy Gluten-Free Life.

Ingredients:

Dry

  • ¾ cup brown rice flour
  • ¼ cup teff flour
  • ½ cup potato starch
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Wet

  • ¼ cup raw organic honey
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup packed organic brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ organic, unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup warm water

Add Ins

  • ¼ shredded organic coconut
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 large apple, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • ½ cup organic raisins

*All flours can be found at most health food stores – I use Bob’s Red Mill.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk dry ingredients together, set aside.

In a stand mixer, blend honey, oil, and brown sugar together until combined. Add vanilla and applesauce, mix well.  Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet, mix on low.  Add warm water until the dough is moist and thick but still able to be poured into muffin pans.  Fold in coconut, walnuts, apples, carrots and raisins.

Bake in oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool and enjoy!

Merry Christmas and a {Healthy} New Year!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Christmas is always a great time of year to spend with the ones you love and reflect on the blessings you have in your life. Although life may not always seem perfect there’s one thing we can never take for granted and that is our health. Health and happiness go hand-in-hand so please take some time to reflect on this and prepare for a healthy and happy new year ahead! Peace and Love ❤️

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