Eat Clean & Get Lean Challenge Summer 2010

Swim suits everywhere, warmer weather, kids coming home from college, summer is almost here! Now that can be a very exciting thing or for some a hair pulling out time.”What happened to my New Years Resolutions?!” one might think. Or maybe: “I was supposed to lose 10lbs by now!”

Whatever your goals were, whatever your plan was- let me help you get there! Join me for my Eat Clean & Get Lean Challenge!

What is it? I am challenging you to join me in a 30-day detox using real food eliminating certain foods that often block or get in the way of healthy eating and especially weight loss. In order for your body to truly be in a position to release fat storages you must rid it of toxins and flood it with nutrition. It’s response will be a happy, clean and lean body! Will you go from where you are today to a 6-pack in 30 days? probably not, is that impossible? No! Nothing is impossible! You just need to make a plan and FOLLOW IT! And good for you- you have me to help you get there!

You want in? This is how this works- Day 1 of our challenge starts Saturday, May 22nd giving you a week from this post to mentally and physically prepare for your cleanse. Removing any negative thoughts and clearing out your kitchen of temptations (or at the very least creating a safe spot in your pantry & fridge for you if no one in your home is down to join you)

Now click on this link:  http://www.daxmoy-pts.co.uk/elimination.pdf This is a free resource, anyone can get it, go to the link, print it out and READ IT! This is the Elimation Diet created by Dax Moy, he explains EXACTLY what to do in detail, I promise. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section of this post and I will do my best to answer it.

Who is this for? ANYONE & EVERYONE! Please encourage everyone in your world to join you on this journey since the more support will only make it easier on you! Everyone can use getting a little healthier!

How do I join? To officially join the Challenge you must send an email to fatmomtofitmom@gmail.com no later then midnight on Friday, May 21st (the day before DAY1 of the challenge). The email MUST include your waist measurement, your weight and a “start”picture (nothing fancy, just take one with your phone or camera of you today). Your information and pictures will NOT be posted anywhere! This is simply for me to keep track of your results.

Why do we have to “join” the challenge? Great question!! This challenge has a PRIZE! All participants residing in the US are eligible to win the prize. The prize in a Deluxe Edition of the Magic Bullet blender (a $50 value)- my absolute FAVORITE kitchen tool! An eligible winner will be chosen from those who register/join before the deadline and complete the reflection at the end of the challenge. Our challenge lasts 30 days and will end on June 20th. On June 21st ALL participants must send an email to fatmomtofitmom@gmail.com with their waist measurement, current weight and a new picture and a paragraph reflection of their experience during the challenge. A winner will be selected and announced on this blog on July 1st.

Wanna kick start your results and make your first 3-days easier? Most people experience some unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (from removing caffeine and sugar) and/or are not quite sure what to eat as they get started so consider doing the 3-day Shakeology Cleanse to start! I personally did it last weekend and experienced a 5lb loss in addition to a drop of 2.5″ from my belly! So why not give it a try! Having Shakeology everyday during the challenge is a great idea! And don’t forget you have 30-days to return for a full refund! So give it a try! I recommend ordering it on Home Direct to get FREE shipping & handing AS WELL AS 2 FREE workout DVDs- try it for the 30-day challenge and if by day 29 you are not pleased, then simply return it! It’s that simple and it will help you have that much more results!!

So what do you say? Please invite anyone you think would want to participate!

Your Coach,

Rossy Ruppe

www.TeamBeachbody.com/rruppe

(949)338-0663

ps- order your Shakeology NOW to get it in time for the challenge! There is a 2-day ship option! Get it here: www.MyShakeology.com/rruppe

May 16, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Health & Wellness Party wrap up

Couldn’t make it to the party? Well, I’m gonna bring the party to you!! I know that things come up, or maybe you live 5 states away, but regardless I still would love to help you achieve your fitness goals! Thats exactly why I had this party at my place to help YOU make small changes to your nutrition to get BIG results!

So here is what we went over! Click here for the document I created that explains the small changes I personally used as I began my personal journey to fitness that made the BIGGEST impact on my weight loss!

Next I shared this document about tools that can help you reach your goals.

Lastly I also invited everyone to join me for my Eat Clean & Get Lean Challenge! Challenge will begin on Saturday, May 22nd 2010. Next post tomorrow will have ALL the info about this! Please come back and hear ALL about the exciting challenge I have in store just for YOU and together we WILL FINALLY achieve the results you have been dreaming about! So what’s stopping you?! LET’S DO THIS!

May 16, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Party at my place- tomorrow!

Join me tomorrow- Saturday, May 15th @4pm

I feel like I can say this through my experience with fat loss- small changes CAN equal BIG results! Since I started my personal journey to fitness I have lost nearly 70lbs.
I did not see any movement in my weight at the beginning of my journey UNTIL I made small changes to my nutrition. So I thought I’d have a party to help explain to you the small changes you can impliment in your daily nutrition to help you reach your fitness goals. Whether you want to get more toned, lose 50lbs or wanna get rid of that muffin top you CANNOT get there without addressing your nutrition!
Please join me as I present to you some simple tips and even invite you to join me during my personal “detox”. We will do this together and there is absolutely NO financial obligation whatsoever. I simply want to see your smile when you get your results you’ve always desired and be a small part of your journey.
Oh, and if you are curious about fitness programs to help you reach your goals through exercise (which BTW- nutrition and excercise go together!) I will be showing some clips from my upcoming workout challenge- Let me know if you want to be part of it!

Your Coach,
Rossy Ruppe
http://www.Teambeachbody.com/rruppe

May 14, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

I ran a half-marathon!

This is coming from the girl who dreaded the 1-mile run in HS, who thought the only sane reason to run was when your life was in danger and who thought that she might not even physically be able to complete a half-marathon.

Well folks! last sunday, May 2nd I did it! I completed my first 1/2 marathon and yes, by first I do imply that there will be more. It’s a very strange place to be in. I think I’m officially in the crazy runner’s club since I did it, but I still feel like the out of place girl. BUT none the less, I crossed that finish line and it felt good to accomplish one of my recently developed life goals. I completed in 2:41 (mind you I took 2 bathroom breaks) but I did jog/run (i’ve got short legs, not sure what i do qualifies as “running”) all but 1-2 minutes of walking at mile 12.

With all this said, this post is not a “Hey! Look what I can do!” post, but a “Hey! if I can accomplish something I saw as “crazy” or “impossible” you can too!!”- so what are you gonna do?! We are nearing our 1/2 mark of 2010, do I need to remind you about your resolutions?! me? 1/2 marathon- CHECK! So what’s next?- more posts to come about me, but I want to hear about you! Show some love, leave a comment! I want to help you reach your goals too! Leave me a comment and I will do ALL that I can to see you to your goal! Seriously! TRY ME! 🙂

May 6, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

I’m back and ready to challenge you!

In honor of March being national Nutrition month & my birthday month 🙂 I am inviting you to join me in my 10&10 challenge!
What is the 10&10 challenge?!
I challenge you to have 10 servings of fruits/veggies during each day in march & be done eating ALL your meals by 10pm!
Why?
Adding more fruits and veggies to your daily diet has numerous benefits including more energy, clearer skin, regularity (hey- it’s true!) & helps you consume less calories overall(which if fat loss is your goal- you MUST do this!)!
Why 10pm?
That may be late for you, but that is a personal challenge for me and maybe it will be for you too! I am a late night snacker and I know I need to get that under control! I also know that I do GREAT with challenges so why not help keep each other accountable! I need your help too!
What does a serving of fruit/veggie look like?
This can seem confusing at first so I here is a link: http://nutrition.about.com/od/fruitsandvegetables/f/servingfruit.htm where you can learn about what a serving size is!
What if I cant seem to eat that much fruits/veggies or I hate eating them?
Well, I REALLY encourage you to try for your health’s sake, but sometimes I understand it can be hard to swallow (literally) if you hate or do not care for fruits/veggies. For those of you who fall under this category (and frankly I also recommend this for EVERYONE!) I suggest you try Shakeology! You can learn all about it and order from here: www.myshakeology.com/rruppe It’s amazing and will help you get in much needed nutrition from fruits & veggies found all over the world?! If you would like a sample please let me know and I can bring it to you OR mail it to you asap! But ask fast! I use it EVERYDAY and I LOVE IT! Can’t say enough good things about it! Seriously go read about it on my site!

So are you with me? 10&10- can you do it?! Sure you can! And you will be so happy you did! Please send me a quick email and let me know you are in! Hope you’ll join me!

Your Coach,
Rossy Ruppe
Independent Beachbody Fitness Coach
www.Teambeachbody.com/rruppe
www.fatmomtofitmom.com
949-338-0663

ps- please invite friends, co-workers family, etc to join us! The more accountability we have in our challenge the better!
PPS- It’s march, 2 months down in 2010, how much closer to your fitness goals are you?! I would love to hear from you- 1- if need help reaching your goals 2- if you are looking for a workout program that will help you at your level 3-about your successes and results!

March 1, 2010. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

4 weeks until new years, what’s your plan?

January 1st is in 4 weeks, do you remember the resolutions you made? Did any of them have to do with your weight? you level of fitness? the size you wear? Did you tell yourself- this is the year I’ll do it! ? Well, how did it go? We have 4 weeks left to live up to the promises we made to ourselves. I have 7lbs to go and 3.7% body fat.

My plan? Eat clean and do what I say I will do when it comes to my work outs. I’m not messing around, time to kick it up a notch and live up to what I said I would do!

How ab0ut you? Even if you feel like you are so far from your original goal go for it! I doubt you’d lose 50lbs or drop 4 sizes in the next 4 weeks, but why not work hard and see what you can do in 4 weeks? Who is joining me? Let’s do this! We can do it!!

Please comment below with your goal and plan below, we will all be rooting each other along the next 4 weeks!

ps- be on the lookout for the Elimination Challenge winner coming soon!! If you participated in the challenge make sure to respond to the email I sent you! You can’t win if I don’t hear from you! Next Elimination Challenge will be in May, but YOU can do the Elimination Diet ANYTIME!

December 3, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Eating Clean on Thanksgiving

Why is it that we feel that gluttony is acceptable during the holidays? Handfuls of candies from your kid’s Halloween stash, stuffing baked goodies into your cheeks, drinking “just one drink” at the bazillion holiday parties…. It will all add up, and fast! Many of you were shocked by my stat about how many lbs the ave. American gains during the holidays, but is it a little easier to understand?

I can’t stand when I hear “well, I don’t plan on wearing a bikini until June anyways!” Why spend half the year taking steps backwards only to have to work harder to reach your goal at the 2nd half? If your true goal is clean health and to be fit, it should be part of your everyday life- not during the warm months!

Well, this week is Thanksgiving! A fun time to get together with friends and family and EAT! I am not saying you shouldn’t eat and enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving favorites, but I am saying that you can still eat clean while enjoying your favorites.

Below are some recipes from various sources- friends, clubFYM.com, and others. And they are so easy & tasty! Give one a try and encourage your family to make cleaner eating choices, even on Thanksgiving!

 

Thanksgiving sides:

Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary & Balsamic

Ingredients

* 6 cups cubed butternut squash
* 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
* 1 tsp fresh rosemary
* 1 tsp ground black pepper
* 1 dash sea salt

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C).
2. Toss squash cubes with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and rosemary. Put on cookie sheet or dish large enough to hold it in a single layer.
3. Roast until squash is very soft and starting to get slightly caramelized.

Carrot fries

Slice carrots into little strips (with mandoline or knife)
coat with a little coconut oil, sea salt, and pepper

They are also good sprinkled w/ cinnamon, olive oil, and sea salt.

450 degrees for 40 minutes

Superfast Asparagus

Ingredients
1 pound asparagus
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Snap the asparagus at the tender part of the stalk. Arrange spears in one layer on a baking sheet. Spray lightly with nonstick spray; sprinkle with the Cajun seasoning.
Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 10 minutes.

Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 32 | Total Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol
(Recipe taken from allrecipes.com)

Kickin’ Broccoli and Garlic
Serves 4 people

* 1 bunch broccoli
* 6 cloves garlic
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* ½ teaspoon salt
* ½ teaspoon cayenne or chili pepper
* 2 tablespoons water

1. Wash and cut broccoli.
2. Steam in a microwave for about 3-5 minutes, or cook in boiling water for about 10 minutes until barely tender and still brightly colored.
3. Finely chop the garlic.
4. Place olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
5. Add salt, then garlic to hot oil.
6. Sauté until garlic starts to soften.
7. Add the water, then pepper.
8. Lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
9. Place cooked broccoli in a bowl and pour the garlic mixture over it.
10. Mix gently.

Asparagus Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Ingredients

* 1 bunch of medium sized asparagus, about 1 lb
* 2 Tbsp of the most exquisite extra virgin olive oil
* 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
* 1 teaspoon lemon zest – freshly grated lemon rind
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

1 Prepare the asparagus by rinsing them thoroughly, break off any tough, white bottoms and discard. Cut into 1 to 2 inch sections, slicing the asparagus at a slight diagonal.

2 Fill a medium sized saucepan half way with water, bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and reduce heat slightly to a simmer. Parboil the asparagus for exactly 2 minutes. Drain the hot water. While the asparagus are still hot, toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, Parmesan, and lemon rind. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or room temperature.

 

Desserts:

Pumpkin Puree

1 sugar pumpkin

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, quarter pumpkin and bake on roasting pan for 3 hours. Remove and let stand at room tempt for 3 hours. Scoop out flesh, removing seeds and puree in food processor or blender until smooth,

 

Pie crust

2 C almonds

½ C dates

Dash of cinnamon & salt

Blend together in a food processor/blender, press into a pie dish, makes 2.

 

Raw Pumpkin Pie Filling

2 C pumpkin

1C soaked dates

2t cinnamon

1t diced fresh ginger

1t nutmeg

1t coconut oil

¼ C almond milk or water to help blend

Add pumpkin to blender/food processor until nicely chopped. Add the rest of ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into crust, chill in fridge for 30 minutes before serving

Organic Pumpkin Bread Recipe:

1 cup plain applesauce(organic)

1 cup agave nectar

4 eggs

2 cups pureed pumpkin(canned/organic)

1 cup water

-Mix until smooth

Mix Together:

3 1/3 cups almond meal

2 tsp. baking soda

¾ tsp. salt

½ tsp. baking powder(aluminum free)

3 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. ground cloves

Bake 350 F  for  60 mins

 

Hope you enjoy some yummy clean Thanksgiving food! Please share any recipes you may have and or how any of these turned out for you!

November 24, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Take this challenge!

November has 30 days and that is exactly what we need for the Elimination Diet! If you haven’t read my prior post where I rave on and on about the Elimination Diet then you should (Diets are like bad parenting-NOT EFFECTIVE!). But to give you a shortened version… The Elimination Diet is a 30-day natural detox using real whole foods (nothing fake, no shakes, pills or creams involved!) to clean out toxins from our body to let our bodies respond and react the way that they were created to do. It is YOU who has polluted it with all the crap that goes into your mouth so it is YOU who must commit to this! You body will thank you (sorry for the harshness, but i have no way to say it nicer).
This is the link to the Elimination Diet: http://www.daxmoy-pts.co.uk/elimination.pdf It’s a free resource, anyone can get it, go to the link, print it out and READ IT! Dax Moy, creator of the Elimination Diet explains EXACTLY what to do in detail, I promise. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section of this post and I will do my best to answer it.
So that explained the what and a little bit of the why… let me expand on why. You need to clear your body of the junk because right now your body is not opperating the way it was designed to. You are consuming (even if you think you “eat healthy”) things in your normal diet that are keeping your body from functioning regularly, so in order to fix that you must remove or “eliminate” those things from your diet for 30 days (thats how long it needs to get out of your system). Notice this “diet” has a beginning and end, not something you are expected to do forever, but doing this will help you learn about your body individually so you can know how to fuel it forever!
Who should do this? Let me put it this way- if you answer yes to ALL these questions you are off the hook and do not have to do this 🙂
1. Are you happy with where your body is right now?
2. Do you feel comfortable in situations where you are expected to wear a swimsuit in public?
3. Do you have normal bowel movements (at least 1-3 times a day)?
4. Has your weight remained the same, consistently, for the past 3 years (that means no drastic ups and downs of 10+lbs)?
5. Do you consider yourself to be fit or at your desired fitness level?
6. Do you rarely get sick and when you do you recover very quickly?
7. Do you rarely-never get tummy aches, boated, diarrhea or constipation?
8. Do you wake up full of energy and sustain your energy level all day?

Not many, if any, people can answer yes to all those questions. Even the most fit or most “healthy” people can benefit from the Elimination Diet!
What if you don’t need/or wish to lose weight? great question! The elimination diet is not focused on weight loss, but like I tell ALL my clients- if you follow and stay true to the Elimination Diet then if there is weight to be lost, it will start to get lost. The Elimination Diet is for everone! Whether your goals are to maintain weight, lose fat, gain muscle, have more energy or just to feel better! EVERYONE can benefit from this challenge!
If you choose to not participate and you are reading this, you simply are not ready (or willing) to take control of your body and try to see what happens. This is my biggest frustration and my biggest heart break when it comes to my profession. So many people want change, they want results, they have goals, they want to finally have success… but unfortunately it seems like too much work. If only I could do it for you, I would! But the desire and commitment to take control of your situation can only come from you. And when you’re finally ready you will get results, I promise! So what do you say? Do you take this challenge?

Please post a comment below if you will be joining us*! We start Sunday, November 1st, 2009 and the first 2 days are prep days, so you cannot say you don’t have enough time to get ready! If you decide to join late that is fine! unfortunately you will not qualify for the prize, but you will be making a HUGE step in reaching your health and fitness goals!

Once I have received your comment I will email you with what I need from you and you can expect to be receiving emails from me to support you during this 30-day challenge.

The winner will be announced on December 15th. Each participant will be responsible to respond to me during the first week of December with their reflection of how their 30-day challenge went to qualify in being considered for the honor of being the 2nd Elimination Challenge winner. Let’s do this!

*Please note that I will never share any information regarding you or anything you share with me on my blog without prior approval from you. Anything you leave in the comment box below is public, if you would like to contact me privately please email me at fatmomtofitmom@gmail.com

ps- challenge is open to all ages and genders! It’s not just for moms, great for EVERYONE!

October 30, 2009. Uncategorized. 8 comments.

Its that time of year again!

Do you smell the sweet pumpkin candles everywhere? Have you starting your holiday baking? Pulling out the warm sweaters? Turning on the heater? Yes, this time of year can feel so cozy and warm, especially if you are an average american who puts on 12lbs during the holidays.
Well, NOT THIS YEAR! Lets battle this “tradition” and end it now! Who cares if you don’t plan on wearing a bathing suit until next June- Thats a LAME excuse to put on extra lbs!
Here’s how we will do this. Accountability and learning! Please Join me in my 2nd Fatmomtofitmom Elimination Challenge!! For 30 days I want YOU to join me during the month of November to Eliminate items from our daily food intake to better learn about your body and to avoid ugly fat gain during the holidays.
If you can feel the fluff adding and the jiggle as you drive YOU NEED TO DO THIS! If you make the same resolution Jan 1st every year (to lose weight) then YOU NEED TO DO THIS! If you just said “elimination during THANKSGIVING?!!” YOU NEED TO DO THIS!
More details to come friday, October 30th, but know these three things:
1-you won’t regret joining my challenge!
2-you will be supported the whole way through
3- there is a prize* for the most improvement among the participants!-seriously, I have it now- and I even have a friend working on a male friendly prize 🙂

*the prize is currently limited to participants in Southern California and is for a female (males can use it as a gift for their special lady!), but I am working/looking for a prize that can be mailed to any participant in the United States, regardless I would LOVE your participation.

October 28, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Why it’s important to take a before picture

Everything has a beginning, every book, every life, every journey. There is always a start. Your fitness journey will/or did also. Do you have a before picture? Do you have a physical way to remember the way you were before? Do you have a way to visually measure and see the difference your efforts have made? I can personally tell you that having that before picture makes all the difference when you’re busting your butt or when you feel like you are spinning your wheels for nothing, or when that plate of cookies looks so yummy. Empower yourself with a before picture today. Go find those jeans that you keep avoiding to get rid of because you WILL fit in them one day. Put them on, even if they only pull up to your knees and take a picture. Use your phone, no one else has to see it. It exists to empower you and to help you see the changes when you feel hopeless or like you want to give up.
my before picture:
beginning-may-2008-2-1
I’m not proud of the way I look here. This was taken May of 2008 and I am 201 lbs here. I had my baby girl in March of 2008 and well ya know I’ve already been on this soap box. But something about this picture- it now lives on every one of my business cards I hand out. My 19 month old daughter held my business card and pointed at my current picture and said “Mommy!” then I asked her who was in my before picture. She stared at it, then shrugged her shoulders and said “I dunno!”. Wow, my baby doesn’t know that woman, and I never want her to.

My current picture:
IMG_0556
60lbs lost and feeling like a rockstar!

So I never thought I’d EVER post pictures of myself anywhere, let alone the internet- where ANYONE can see them. I’m kinda a private person, but I have learned the benefit of taking and posting my before and current pictures.
I had initially resisted because i thought it would be so embarrassing for people to see me especially in a bikini. And its online so my nephews or my pastor or my husbands co-workers could see them! But I did it, i took a leap of faith and I did it because I realize two things. 1-People needed to see the change and 2-I needed to see it too.
You can tell people all you want about the benefits of getting fit or how awesome a workout is or how eating clean makes you feel, but when it comes down to it, when I slap down my business card with my pictures on them thats when I get a response. They can see the change. I wholeheartily agree that the change inside is soo much greater then what can be seen outside, but what I display outside is my only way to communicate the wonderful changes inside. I have blogged before of how I felt physically and emotionally before the fat loss, but no words can really do them justice so I can give you my pictures.
In seeing the responses and people telling me how motivating my success was being for them, I became a believer in posting pictures.

We are the only one who is with ouorselves every minute of the day. We are the ones who see ourselves in the mirror, we are the ones who can feel that bulge over our pants when we sit. We are the ones who notice the jiggly or bumpy or whatever on ourselves. Something I noticed is that the self critiquing, though is lessens and the focus shifts, it’s still there. I don’t hate myself anymore. I don’t get depressed and cry endlessly because nothing will zip or sit right, but It is so easy for me to feel like I am back at square one and feel like I look yucky because that old fat Rossy is still in there deep inside and she tries to come out and bring new Rossy down and she is so sly sometimes. But I am empowered with that before picture. I know I am a different woman now, because I can see it!

Well? Go take your picture! You’ll be so happy you did!

October 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 3 comments.

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