Back to School, Back to YOU

I don’t know about you, but when the emails start coming in from the kids new teachers, I get a tiny bit excited at the thought of all I can get done with my new found free time!

How about you?

What do you have planned?

I’d love to hear it. I tend to get that little extra motivation I need, when I hear what others have up their sleeves. Let’s help each other with our productivity!

I think pretty much every year, when it comes to summertime, I think, I could have got a lot more done this winter. Next year I’m going to have a better plan, lol.

With MY new found FREE TIME, I’m doing three things, and I’d love for you to get involved in any way you can, whether for yourself, or for someone you care about!

These three things have been life changing in my past, for my body, mind and soul. What I have learned from programs like these, open dialogue and listening to amazing speakers, has opened my mind to the possibilities in life which is invigorating!

Let’s live our best life together!

NUMBER 1:

Imagine you could reach your weight loss goals

and feel amazing

as you fuel your body with the good nutrition it’s been craving

and detox for a full reset physically and mentally.

How does it work?

I, Stephanie Mackid,  will coach you to success sharing my nutrition approach that fuels your body to help it function like it was meant to function. You won’t believe how good you can feel! With this program you do not HAVE to work out but we encourage you to stay active in a way you enjoy. Remember, nutrition is 80% (or even more really) of the battle, and this program works

You’ll be Supported!

Once you get started with me and my nutrition and detox products, I’ll be your coach for as long as you choose to have me in your life! We’ll speak on the phone, text and email to make this excellent and easy nutrition approach work in the best possible way for you and your family.

You’ll be part of a supportive online community through a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and connect with people just like you.

Step 1

You’ll have two all-natural, high protein, high nutrient shakes a day. It’s easy, takes up no brain space, and leaves you feeling satisfied and energetic.

Step 2

You’ll eat at least two snacks and another meal of your choice filling your body with lots of food you love and crave.

Step 3

You’ll detox your body on the cellular level flooding it with good nutrition. I’ll be your coach the whole way. We’ll customize the plan to fit your goals and lifestyle.

This all starts September 10th, but we have to get you set up as soon as we can, so message me HERE so we can set up a  free call Next Week!

Number 2:

If you would rather plan your own meals, (under my guidelines of course) but get very similar results with your weight loss, muscle gain, mental clarity, energy and more, then This option is for you.

Back to School Discount on my Online Personal Training Package!

My same services, made more affordable. You can find what is included in my services HERE , but during the Month of September, my monthly rates has been reduced to

$150 USD (three month minimum, because you have to make this a habit)

Contact me HERE to get started

Number 3:

I’m going to get my podcasting going again!!

If you haven’t already tuned in to my podcast on i-tunes, you need to catch up!

Experience your Potential

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is a platform where I interview women who have transformed their lives from what felt like a dead end, to triumph. Not only did they come out on top but they are now paying it forward. Sharing their experience and knowledge with the world to help people who may have found themselves in the same situation.

I’m always looking for new guest, so if  YOU or someone you know has a story that needs to be shared, contact me here and we’ll chat about it!

 

 

 

Funtional Medicine and Fertility

 

 

Sarah Clark CoverWhen Sarah Clark was 28 years old, she received a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure. She accepted the diagnosis and had both her children through In Vitro Fertilization. Years later she realized the root cause of her infertility was a food intolerance.

She is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

She is the author of Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge your Fertility Naturally, Fabulously Fertile Cookbook and Fertility Preparation Program. Her fertility coaching program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby!

On her Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast she shares that with functional medicine and natural fertility solutions we can eventually reverse infertility.  Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.

E-mail:

www.fabfertile.com

Facebook:

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Sarah has a New 6 month Couples Coaching Program – helping couples conceive – plus  launching Fertility Yoga Series! Contact her at the email or website above for more details or to apply!

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Scalloped Potato Roll

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OMG you guys. This recipe is adapted from Tasty.co and we didn’t change much!

You know when you have a recipe saved that looks SOOOOO delicious, but it a little bit time consuming and gets put on the back burner weekend after weekend?….#momlife.

Well this weekend, Jeff described something he was thinking of making, and it kinda meshed with this recipe, that I’ve had a photo of forever. So in my love to watch Jeff cook fashion, I described this amazing dish to him, knowing he’d love it, and make it for all three of US, while I watched and drank wine…Muahahahahaha

 

 

 

Here’s a photo of Haley keeping the cook hydrated..Oh yeah, and it’s Pyjama day at school tomorrow, but Haley wanted to turn it into a night before slumber party as well. There were supposed to be movie snacks with Beauty and the beast, but we were all too full 🙂

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If you are a visual person, I put together the clips of my Instagram story, however, some photo’s weren’t taken, so make sure you follow the recipe.

WARNING: If you are lactose intolerant, don’t even think about it…there are 4 cups of Cheese in this bad boy!

 

 

Ingredients

for 8 servings (The three of us finished most of this! FYI)

  • 6 potatoes, peeled
  • 2 cups (220 g) grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 lb (455 g) ground beef
  • 14 ½ oz (410 g) diced tomato, 1 can, drained
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped, divided
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) paprika
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups (240 g) spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (250 g) ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup (100 g) shredded mozzarella cheese

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  2. Using a knife or mandolin cut the potatoes into slices ⅛-inch (3 mm) thick.
  3. On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese and spread until it is evenly covering the parchment paper.
  4. Place the potatoes over the parmesan so each potato is overlapping the previous potato both vertically and horizontally. Continue until the entire pan is filled with potatoes.
  5. Sprinkle to rest of the Parmesan evenly over the potatoes. Season with 1 teaspoon of salt. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden and the potatoes are flexible and slightly crispy.
  6. In a skillet heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the onions, and cook until caramelized, about 15 minutes.
  7. Add the beef break up and mix with the onion until cooked. Mix in the tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of parsley, paprika, 1 teaspoon of salt, and pepper. Stir, cooking until the beef is browned and cooked through. Remove from heat.
  8. In a skillet heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the spinach, cook until wilted. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and the garlic. Stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  9. In a bowl combine the spinach mixture and the ricotta. Set aside.
  10. Evenly spread the spinach mixture over the cooked potato sheet.
  11. Evenly spread the beef mixture over the spinach. Sprinkle mozzarella over the beef.
  12. Take one end of the potato sheet holding the parchment paper begin rolling upward, making sure the ingredients are not coming out the ends.
  13. Once the it is completely rolled place the potato roll on the parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.
  14. Sprinkle with parsley for garnish. Slice and serve immediately.
  15. Enjoy!

Make sure to drain as much liquid out of the Ricotta and the tomatoes, so that it keeps it’s shape while it’s baking. Light ricotta will be a lot dryer!

We roasted a full chicken and removed the meat for the filling instead of using ground beef, but that’s just because we had steak the night before, I’m sure it would be just as good!

We also added black beans, just because we love them

AND we used purple potatoes, just because they are so pretty!

Definitely use all the seasoning that they suggest! 🙂

 

Seriously try this, and let me know what you think! We loved it and will definitely be making it again with new flavor profiles, like Mexican, Greek or Indian! 🙂 MMMMMmmmmm

 

 

 

Joy is Your Only Job- With Jessica Santonato

 

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Today’s Guest is Jessica Santonato. Despite the things she has had to face, she is the most kind, and giving soul. She’s making an incredible impact on the world using her experiences to pave the way for women of the future.

If you’re ready to listen now, Click Here======>>>Joy is your Only Job

Jessica had a hard time fitting into the right groups, no matter where she went. She always felt like an outsider, and through her search, landed in the company of street gangs, which then lead to an abusive marriage. Her catalyst for change was the night her husband almost killed her. She found herself raising her three children on her own in New York City.

She is now the Co-Founder and Managing partner of Syndicate 33, a social enterprise that delivers a mentorship program to young adults who have the desire to make a positive impact on the world.

Jessica mentors women and children of abuse and has improved the lives of adults affected by trauma after her own experiences of domestic violence, rape, self harm, and abuse.

To Top all of this off, she’s the author of two, soon to be three books. The third

“Joy is your only Job”

will be released in 2019

Jessica has created a 6 Week Online Program that helps women who’ve been through sexual trauma, create a fulfilling love life (including sex and intimacy) Email jessicasontonato@gmail.com

P.S For the listeners of the Experience your Potential Podcast, you will receive $100 off the program with the Promo Code “STEPH”

 

LOW CARB LASAGNA??

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LOW CARB COMFORT CABBAGE LASAGNA

Trust me, you won’t miss the noodles!! 🙂

Do you get invited to potluck after potluck, and stuggle to think of something to bring, that won’t sabotage your weight loss goals??

I made this lasagna originally for my gym girls luncheon a LONG LONG time ago, and just haven’t had enought to get it in a blog!!! We all like to eat as healthy as we can but we also like to feel like we are having a treat!!! This lasagna checked off both!!!

I combined two different lasagna recipes that sounded good, and adjusted to fit my personal goals, and this is what I came up with!!! It was fantastic if I do say so myself 😉 Trust me, you won’t miss the noodles!!! I’ve been kinda OBSESSED with Cabbage lately, so why not??

Please Share with Whomever you think would enjoy!!!

Video on How to Remove Cabbage Leaves Here

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 Cloves Of Crushed Garlic
  • 1 3/4 Lb 99% fat free ground turkey breast
  • 1 (28 oz) Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 (6.5 oz) Can Tomoto Sauce
  • 2 tsp of Stevia (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 4 Tbsp Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Large Head Of Cabbage
  • 24 oz low-fat or 1% or 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 Egg or 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Non-fat or low-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1/2 Cup)

1. Boil water in a large pot. Clean cabbage and gently peel leaves. Place in water, boil for 5 minutes or until soft and tender…they won’t soften when you cook the lasagna. Remove from water and drain.

2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

3. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce. Season with stevia, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 2 TBS parsley. Simmer, covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

4. In a mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese ( squeeze out as much moisture as possible with paper towel or cheesecloth) with egg, remaining parsley, and 1/2 tsp salt.

You can use Paper Towel or Cheesecloth

 

5. To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Arrange cabbage noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the cottage cheese mixture. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over cottage cheese and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray, or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

The picture below is before Mozza and Parmesan was added.

 

ENJOY!!!!

P.S There may be a lot of extra “juice” if you don’t get enough of the moisture out of the cottage cheese. If so, you may have to drain a little off with a large spoon.

This ends up even BETTER, and stays together fantastic the second day!! Leftovers are SOOOOO delicious, so double it up while you are at it, and freeze if you like!

Find More Recipes @ www.Operation-Lean.com

or at Project Lean

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The Follow Thru Can be Scary

Have you ever had a plan in your mind, like something big, time consuming and REWARDING, that just keeps getting put on the back burner.
It keeps getting put off over and over cause it’s not integral to your everyday tasks that NEED to be getting done, even though it’s important to you and you know it’s going to make a difference?
Part of your excuse is because it’s time consuming and stressful things keep popping up making you tell yourself that you don’t need to add anything else to your plate.
But REALLY in the back of your mind it’s also because you’re scared.
You’re scared to put yourself out there,
scared to tell your story,
scared of what the reaction others will have regardless of what you HOPE their reaction will be.
You’re scared that what you dreamed up won’t become a reality, no matter how much you effort you put in.
Another perspective could be to think, how much time am I going to waste thinking about this if I don’t just DO IT!
So there’s your answer, just do it!!
You have nothing to lose…
With all of this being said, I’ve been planning to start a podcast for over a year.
I listen to podcasts every single day,
On my Drives To/From Work
During my Workouts,
While Cleaning
Basically any time that I’m doing something that doesn’t take 100% focus, and this makes me feel more productive.
I’ve never ONCE told myself that it had been a waste of my time to listen.
As I listen, I always think of all the things I would want to add to the conversation if I had a chance. I think about what I would love to share through my experiences.
As I get older, and gain more life experiences through all the highs and all the lows,  what I want to teach evolves.
I don’t think I’ve been quiet about how stressful these past couple of years have been, despite all the highs that came along with them!
Through these experiences, I feel like I have so much to share.
Every time I do, the dialogue opens up and I find out, I’m not alone. I suffered by myself for most of it, cause I didn’t want to bother friends,family, or acquaintances with the details, little did I know, it would have been a lot easier on me if I did!
Once the biggest recent stress was wrapped up last month, my plate felt empty, which is NOW why I finally have time for my passion project:

My Podcast-

Experience Your Potential

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I’m interviewing AMAZING women who have come from very stressful situations (all different) but have persevered through the negativity, abuse, shame, stress, heartache, and so much more, to become INCREDIBLE members of society because they believed in themselves, worked hard, and didn’t give up!
My hope is to reach all women who are struggling and showing them that there’s still hope.
To show them that their future is bright and to give all of us as MANY examples of triumph as possible
My Plan was to Have Episode 1 Released in January, but like life can be-SHIT HIT THE FAN, and it got put on the back burner again. Deadline Missed…but that’s ok, cause I didn’t give up!

So TODAY, I’m releasing Episode #001-MY STORY

In this first episode, I tell the quick version of my story, and my plans for this podcast. Over future episodes, I will get a lot deeper into my story as I chat with my phenomenal guests!
Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to get ahead with recordings, so I can release an episode each week.
I have my first guest under my belt (who was AMAZING by the way, I can’t wait for you to hear it) and 4 more AMAZING ladies already booked and ready to go.
Download on iTunes HERE and subscribe so you don’t miss any future guests that could change your life.
When you’re done, if you love it (or if you don’t) please please please leave me a review, good or bad. I want to make every single episode better!

One thing that won’t change (viewer discretion is advised) is that there is foul language. Myself AND my guests are passionate about our experiences, and it comes out with the odd (or frequent) slip of the lips.

I also know, that when I’m happy, or excited, I’m really happy, and I laugh too loud, and that will be a work in progress!

Regardless, let me know what you think,
I couldn’t be more excited to be getting this out and into the world, and hope that we can all change for the better one episode at a time
P.S If you know someone who has surpassed the odds, and has become magnificent, please let me know. Finding amazing stories that NEED to be told is challenging, and I could use some help finding the best of the best!
Steph
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I have a few more spots!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had the space for new clients, but I’ve finally dug out some extra time in my schedule to work with more of YOU!
I have THREE more spots for online training, starting in October and I can’t wait to help a few more women realize you don’t have to give up EVERYTHING for the body you want!
Do you LOVE working out, staying active, pretty much everyday, but get frustrated because NOTHING changes with your physique…..well, you more than likely need a few tweaks in the kitchen, because you know,

“you can NEVER out train a bad diet right”?

But does that scare the crap out of you because you feel like you have to be that person that says NO to every treat and every outing that may include alcohol. That you have to skip the birthday desserts and holiday foods? That you will have to treat a potential missed workout as a life and death situation, and live out of tupperware?

That was me for a long time, and YES, I got amazing results.
However, I sure had to trade in everyday foods that made me happy.
I had approx 1-5 drinks/year for as long as I could remember
I traded 30-40 % of my daily energy for restriction
I traded space in my head to dream with the stresses I was putting on myself physically.
Surprisingly enough, I traded self confidence for uncertainty and the captivity of comparison even though I looked the BEST I had ever looked.
TRUST ME, there’s NOTHING WORSE, than achieving EVERYTHING you dreamed esthetically, and finding you are the most unhappy you’ve ever been.
It was when I let go of the social ideals, and realized, that no one else really cares what I look like, when I started to chase HEALTH, HAPPINESS and CONFIDENCE, and guess what…everything just started to fall into place.
So is this online training? Well yes, sort of, lol
You will get a fitness plan geared to whatever your goals are physically, but what is most important, is I will listen to you!
I will hear what you want in life!
Foods you enjoy, trips you want to take, how often you can realistically spend in the gym, how you feel, what you love to do in your free time, where you struggle, where you excel, and I will make a plan for YOU!
Will things have to change? YES, absolutely
If you’re investing in someone to help you reach a goal, it’s because what you are doing now, is not working for you..and I’m not a miracle worker…
If what you are doing right now isn’t working, there’s a reason for that, and what you are doing right now will never work for you, but TRUST me, there’s a work around for you, and I’m going to help you find it by setting realistic goals and making a custom plan that we will work thru and adjust together.

Who this is NOT for

Anyone who wants to be SHREDDED at any cost, (mainly at the cost of your physical health, mental health and relationships)

Who this IS for

Someone who needs help finding a way to enjoy the social thins in like and still move steadily toward a goal
Someone who needs help finding their confidence
Someone who’s HEALTH is important to them, as well as a bangin bod
Someone who is willing to make changes in their beliefs and willing to make mindset changes
Someone who is willing to let go of what “THEY THINK” is a social ideal
Someone who actually believes

“a minute on your lips, a lifetime on your hips”

(we NEED to change this thought process)

Here is an example of a client who has done EXACTLY this:

She told me exactly what her goals were,
what she was willing to commit,
and what she wasn’t willing to give up.
TEGWEN
She made a lot of changes to her lifestyle, followed the plan and achieved these amazing results! I am so incredibly proud of clients like these who learn that they CAN have it all, and the best part is the friendship we build along the way, I love my job 🙂
Congrats woman, you look amazing!

An Example of How I live:

This past week…
I had TWO workouts (would obviously have loved more, but I’m not stressing about it, life happens)
I worked 60 hours
I went to an event with friends comprising of a 4 course dinner and a bottle of wine each and very LITTLE sleep the next day was date night (relationship nurturing, the most important part of life) of Mexican food, shared appetizer, main course, and three glasses of wine,
I continued co-parenting (those of you who know about co-parenting know how stressful this can be) an AMAZING 6 year old
I made ample residual income, making future dreams more of a reality
I made social connections and made time to support new friends and their opportunities
AND I feel great, I maintained my weight, I feel fulfilled, I look good, I feel confident, I feel like I’ve contributed to society and the lives of others, I can finally cope with stress, and I adjusted A LOT of other stuff to make this all work…

I want to teach YOU how to do it to.
If you would like to chat more about filling up one of these three spots, I want to hear from you! Email Me HERE