Thursday, October 19, 2017

We've Gone International- Coaching and Fitness Mentoring Now in The U.K.


fitness, coaching, international, beachbody, mom, coach, wife, healthy, support, accountability, u.k., business, income, work, at, home, team, ashley roberts, fitmommyashley


Ahhhhhh!!!! Stop the presses!!! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§❤️πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§❤️

We're going international and going to the U.K. October 2017!!!

What does this mean?!  

❤️ More opportunity to help people reach their goals!
πŸ’™ Opportunity to work with some incredible people who want to begin building a coaching business from across the pond. 
❤️ The opportunity to see my business and our team expand internationally.  
πŸ’™ The ability to do more, reach more, help more, and make more dreams come true! 

I remember that day just like it was yesterday.  I had been on the fence for a while.
Self doubt and anxiety always had (and sometimes still have) a way of creeping in and making me second guess myself. 

But I knew if I didn’t do it, I’d always have that “what if” feeling.  So one month after my 31st birthday, with my birthday money still burning a hole in my pocket, I invested in myself and started a business where I was the boss, and it scared the $%#+ out of me, but, I knew that I was meant for something more.  The postpartum moodiness/emotions, not feeling great in my skin, busyness of nursing school starting up again, and three young girls at home, my husband looked at me like I was crazy.

Maybe it was the fact that I was no longer contributing income to our family.  Or that I was still self conscious about my body, one that had carried and given life to three beautiful girls, or that I just NEEDED a community of support, but I went all in.

Three years later, that $140 investment has more than paid for itself, and I don’t just mean in income.  I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I’m healthier than I’ve ever been. I’ve not only gained muscle but I’ve gained confidence.  I no longer feel sluggish day in and day out and crave that afternoon nap.  I’ve learned so much about health and fitness and about leadership too.  I’ve learned to love my body and embrace the journey, and I get to help other women do the same, everyday. 

But ultimately, I’ve gained a community.  Support. Encouragement. Love. Friendships. And a pretty amazing tribe of women who show up for each other and continue to raise the bar in their own lives everyday.  And as we expand to the U.K. I can’t help but feel “home”, doing what I love.  

I am hiring for my November Apprenticeship program and opening this opportunity for women who are ready to take that same leap, and begin something amazing.  

If you're interested in more details, those in the U.K. who are looking to build a fitness and nutrition based buisness helping others reach their goals, and those of you in the U.S. and Canada looking to expand your coaching business internationally please click HERE to apply for the opportunity or send me an email to fitmommyashley@gmail.com 

We are so excited for this!!!!   🌎🌍❤️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ™ŒπŸΌ                                            


Fill out my online form.
There are tons of Wufoo features to help make your forms awesome.


                                              

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

5 Ingredient Taco Stuffed Peppers

5 ingredient, stuffed, peppers, easy, clean, dinner, delicious, healthy, taco, tuesday


No frills.  No B.S.  5 simple, clean ingredients, for a simple, clean meal.  If you want to add some extra spice to your taco meat, try my made-from-scratch taco seasoning below. 


Ingredients:  

4 medium bell peppers
1 c cooked quinoa
1 lbs lean ground turkey/chicken
1/2 c natural salsa
4 tbsp low fat Mexican shredded cheese

Directions: 

Slice peppers in half, remove seeds.  Bake in oven for 10 min at 350*.  While peppers are baking, brown ground turkey/chicken in skillet and add salsa.  Mix in 1 c cooked quinoa when turkey/salsa mixture is cooked. 

Scoop mixture into peppers, overflowing.  Top with 1 tbsp cheese each.  Return to oven and bake at 350* for 15 minutes until cheese bubbles and browns. 

Enjoy!  

homemade, taco, seasoning, low sodium, easy, clean, healthy, natural, delicious, flavor, taco, tuesday

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October Clean Week- Kickstart Your Journey

clean week, kickstart, journey, health, fitness, challenge, one week, support, accountability, nutrition, recipes, meal plan, group, free



How many times has it been for you?  3?  8?  15?  I've probably "tried" and "quit" 7 or 8 things in the past after deciding it was "too hard" or it wasn't for me or I just wasn't feeling it, or ultimately wasn't ready.  I thought a lot of times, I seriously wish you could just “try on” a healthy lifestyle to see if it fits?  A see if this is for me sort of thing.... 

Well, here it is.  
One full week of workouts, nutrition, meal planning simplified, grocery shopping/lists and a week of my support and accountability to help you navigate how to make it work and see if it's for you.  

Can 7 Days Really Make a Difference?
Yes.  Absolutely.  Just by deciding to commit to 7 days, making better choices, improving your habits, you’ll notice a difference. You'll begin to see small changes, more energy, better endurance, confidence, and with consistency, begin to see results as well.  The shift in your mindset knowing that you can start and work through one week of better choices and taking it at your own pace is a game changer.  Before you commit to a lifestyle, commit to one week. 

How Does It Work? 
  • I'll plug you into my FREE group which includes access to one week of workouts- all 30 minutes and doable from the comfort of your own home.  
  • You'll have access to my simple meal plan as well as a shopping list and recipes too. 
  • You'll receive daily motivation, support, and tips to help you succeed for long-term too. 
  • We'll dive into the in's and out's of meal planning, keeping it simple.  
  • You'll have the option to include 7 days of nutrition/pre/probiotics/vitamins/meals. 
How Do You Join?  

Click this link HERE
to enroll and secure your spot and I'll send you details within 24-48 hours of enrollment!  

We kickoff the week of the 9th with some behind the scenes info and start our full week on the 16th!  
Open to ANYONE in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Perfect Autumn Secret Ingredient Chili

autumn, chili, 21 day fix, pumpkin, turkey, crockpot, delicious, savory, soup, recipes, fall


As soon as those leaves start falling, I'm busting out the crockpot and whipping up chili.  But the same chili recipe sometimes gets old and even this chili lovin' momma needs to switch it up. 

My kiddos are decent with eating veggies but I try to pack them in wherever I can.  I added two cups finely minced spinach to this crockpot as well as 1/2 cup of pumpkin too. 

Everyone loved it.  I was pleasantly surprised with the reaction- not that I thought they wouldn't like it, but with the sneaky nutrients I packed in there, there were no complaints! 

Here's the recipe! 








Ingredients: 

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 can organic diced low sodium tomatoes
1 can organic light kidney beans, drained
1 can organic chili beans (low sodium)
1 c pumpkin puree
1 large bell pepper, diced
2 tbsp minced onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 c spinach finely diced
3/4 c water


chili, 21 day fix, pumpkin, turkey, fall, autumn, spinach, healthy, clean eating
Directions:  

In a large skillet, brown turkey, onion, pepper, and seasonings. 
Place into crockpot sprayed with olive oil.
Add beans, tomatoes, & water.
Cook on low for 6 hours.  Stir in pumpkin puree and minced spinach.  Let sit for 10-15 minutes.  Serve & enjoy.

The pumpkin puree will give it a thicker texture and a richer flavor.  If you'd like a more savory taste, add 1 tsp nutmeg.

Share with a friend! 

Makes six 3/4 c servings.

For 21 Day Fix:

3/4 c =
1 red
1 yellow
1/4 purple
1 green 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Italian Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash- Low Carb






stuffed, spaghetti, squash, fall, autumn, recipes, 21 day fix, low carb, keto, dinner, easy, crockpot, chicken, italian, tomato, spinach

Oh sweet baby lord in heaven... I wish 
stuffed, spaghetti, squashthe internet had smell-o-vision... this might just be at the top of things I've whipped up that I could eat every day and never get tired of it.

Autumn has set in and that means all things squash.  I'm like Bubba Gump.  Squash salad, squash pancakes, squash cheesecake, squash chili, stuffed squash.

And as I was running out the door today to pick up a spaghetti squash for tonight's dinner, I realized I needed to do something with it- so I tossed a few chicken breasts in the crockpot, added some marinara and tomatoes, seasonings, and finished it off looking like this little masterpiece.  It was everything I imagined and then some.

You see, this past weekend, my husband and I took a little out of town trip to Chicago to celebrate my belated birthday and our early anniversary.  We literally ate and drank our way through the city, splurging on not one but two Hot Doug's hot dogs at Wrigley, enjoying a fancy dinner at Sepia, cocktails and tacos at Bridge House Tavern, and brunch, drinks, treats, macaroons, all from our hotel, The Wit.  All clean eating went out the window, and we came home bloated, sluggish, I was 3 lbs heavier, and my pants were much more snug.

So I committed today to spending the next two weeks- before my next trip- to eating clean, cutting out the garbage, cutting back on the copious amounts of carbs and wine I've been indulging in, and sticking to some better nutrition.  Tonight certainly didn't feel like I was eating clean.  But let me let you in on a secret- it should never feel like a diet- because if so, you're doing it wrong.  

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did.  




dinner, stuffed, spaghetti, squashItalian Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients: 
3-4 chicken breasts, thawed
1/2 c marinara (no added sugar)
1 can low sodium diced tomatoes, drained
1 tbsp italian seasoning
1 tbsp basil
1/2 tbsp parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
Sea salt and black pepper
2 c spinach, chopped
1 large spaghetti squash
1/4 c shredded cheese (mozzarella is perfect)

Directions: 

In a crockpot, place chicken, marinara, tomatoes, and seasonings.  Cook on low 6-8 hours.

Slice spaghetti squash long ways, drizzle with EVOO and place face down on a glass baking dish. Bake at 375* for 45 minutes.  Remove, flip over and shred squash to make spaghetti.
Shred chicken in crock pot.
Chop 2 c of spinach, add to chicken mixture.
Toss chicken mixture in with spaghetti squash.
Top with shredded cheese.
Return to oven at 375* and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until cheese bubbles; or toss under broiler for 5 minutes.

Remove, let cool.  Scoop out portions.  Serves 4 (with a large spaghetti squash).


For 21 Day Fix Portions:  

1 1.5c serving =  2 green, 1 red, 1/4 purple, 1 blue



stuffed, spaghetti squash, low carb, 21 day fix, healthy, clean




Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Week of Hard Labor- Weightlifting Program

a week of hard labor, body beast, sagi kalev, workout, weightlifting, fitness, strength, beachbody on demand, motivation, lift, heavy, muscle

I have been waiting for this week for nearly 2.5 years!  Since Luke and I completed Body Beast  and used it to compete in a fitness competition, we've LOVED the workouts that come from Sagi, the Beast himself.  So a whole new series of workouts is EXACTLY what we've been waiting for.  A chance to BEAST up, increase our muscle mass, work through a new lifting routine, and get better results.  

Who is A WEEK OF HARD LABOR for?

• Those who want to start getting ripped, toned, and add muscle.
• Those who want to start losing weight.
• Women who are looking to add some curves.
• Body Beast fans.
• Sagi fans.
• Fitness fans who want a hard-hitting, classic weightlifting workout.

Will I really get a good workout in only 1 week?

A WEEK OF HARD LABOR is a challenge — possibly the hardest weightlifting routines you’ve experienced, and they’re designed to create results.  I personally will incorporate these workouts weekly and repeat each week for 8 weeks.  

Is there an eating plan?

Yes! There will be a five-day eating plan that keeps your nutrition clean and optimized for performance. It includes sample menus, so you can see how easy it is to eat right, as well as variety-packed food lists. It also explains the best ways to use Beachbody Performance and, of course, Shakeology to get results!

Sounds really hard. Can I actually do this?

One week is a manageable commitment. Sagi’s right there with you every step of the way — but be sure to listen to your body and only push to your own limits.

Does this require equipment?

Weights. How much weight depends on you. Someone who has never weight-trained likely won’t need a lot, but Sagi would use a ton (maybe literally). For the most flexibility in your weight selection, we recommend a 50-lb. adjustable set to start. If you want a low-cost place to start, we recommend getting a set of each range of dumbbells: light (3 lb.–5 lb.), medium (10 lb.–20 lb.), and heavy (25 lb.+). Then adjust your weight assortment based on your ability and progression in the program. You will also need a bench or stability ball and a pull-up bar or resistance bands with a door attachment.

How long are the workouts?

Four 45-minute workouts and one 25-minute ab workout designed to work your entire body focusing on different muscle groups each day:
• Chest & Back
• Legs
• Shoulders & Arms
• Total Body
• Core


Who is Sagi Kalev?

Sagi Kalev is a respected trainer who has proven that he can deliver jaw-dropping, transformative results with Body Beast and The Master’s Hammer and Chisel.
The two-time Mr. Israel is more than a big, muscular guy. He’s an expert on how the human body operates. He’s appeared on the cover of dozens of bodybuilding magazines, including Muscle & Fitness an amazing 11 times. He’s a Master Professional Personal Trainer and an IFBB Propta Hall of Famer.
If you'd like to incorporate this workout into your routine with my FREE coaching, nutrition support, accountability, and tips to help you succeed, or if you'd like to trial this workout for a week for FREE please complete the following application below.  

Use Wufoo templates to make your own HTML forms.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins

pumpkin, spice, Muffins, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, clean, fall, recipes, kids, snacks, breakfast

September 1st on the calendar and that means all things pumpkin... right?  

We're full force into this school year and hands down Muffins are our favorite go-to breakfast, especially when you have 3 girls and are ALWAYS running late.  

Super simple to make. 
Super healthy. 
Easy pantry ingredients. 
And they're a super healthy breakfast/snack too!

We hope you enjoy them as much as we did this morning!  


Pumpkin Spice Muffins (gluten/sugar free) 

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 c pumpkin purΓ©e 
2 c quick cook oats 
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
1/4 c wildflower honey
1 tsp vanilla 
1 packet vegan vanilla Shakeology (optional) 
1/4 c dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350*.  In a large bowl, mash bananas.  Add pumpkin, eggs, honey, vanilla.  Mix well.  Stir in remaining dry ingredients.  

Bake in lined/sprayed mini muffin tin at 350* for 20 minutes.  Or bake as large muffins for 25 minutes.  

Enjoy and savor all things fall!  
Delicious with your favorite pumpkin spice latte!