What the Heck is a Challenge Group?

The first Beachbody program I ever finished was because of a challenge group.

I had tried completing programs on my own and usually did really well the first 7-10 days.  But then I would fall off the wagon and give up until my pants no longer fit and would try it again.  This continued for a loooonnngggg time until I found a challenge group.

I purchased the 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack and my Beachbody coach (even coaches have coaches!) reached out to me about a new challenge group she was starting.  It changed my mindset and helped me to finish the program strong.  I lost over 10 pounds, just as many inches and felt amazing.  Ever since I have never participated in a program without also participating in a challenge group.

21 DF After

Over time I have evolved my challenge groups.  Changing the needs and wants of my challengers (people who purchase programs from me) to better fit the group and offer an even higher success rate.

A challenge group begins on Facebook.  It’s simply the easiest and most utilized technology we currently have to group people together and post documents, meal plans, recipes, pictures, videos, etc.  And it’s PRIVATE.  The only people who see what is posted in the group are the people in the group.  Your sweaty workout selfies are safe.  Your holiday splurge confessions are safe.  Your celebrations are safe.  Your victories are safe.  They all stay within the group.

Within the challenge group you will receive meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, motivation, accountability and inspiration.  Within this, my goal, is for you to gain confidence in yourself.  To celebrate your victories and pick yourself up when you fail.  Every one of us fails.  Failing is not a big deal.  Before I was in a challenge group failing would lead to more failure.  I never knew how to pick myself up and continue on.  One small splurge would turn into a day, then a week, then I just rolled down a slippery slope.  BUT, in a challenge group, those slip-ups become small and insignificant.   You learn how to deal with these and create a lifestyle that will lead to healthy habits.  And in the end, these slip-ups become more and more rare.

healthy habits

My challengers always find the most motivation and success in challenge groups.  When they actively participate by posting their meals, their workouts and their successes, amazing testimonials are established.  But what I have to remind them with, is their posts motivate me as well.  A challenge group is a two way street.  I am in the trenches with you.  I’m eating clean and working out.  I’m drinking my Shakeology every day.  I’m passing on queso.  (Queso is a big deal with me.)  You do not go at it alone.

Every month I start a new challenge group.  All different programs, but all with the same goal in mind.  To help YOU finish strong.

Starting October 5th I will have one challenge group that will be a hybrid of 2 programs, 21 Day Fix Extreme and Body Beast.  This group will help you build muscle and get you shredded.  It will be intense, but the work you put into this program will show itself through your results.  The hybrid schedule was created by top performers in our company and is perfect for adding strong, lean muscle and curves.  Women will tone and men will bulk.

Also on October 5th I will start a PiYO challenge group.  This program is low-impact, no jumping or hopping, but will create lean muscle.  No weights are involved.  Just you, using your body.  This is a great program for new moms, runners and those that need flexibility.

If you are ready to give me 30 days, I am ready to commit to helping you achieve amazing results.

Shoot me an email at kristina.d.lewis@gmail.com with any questions and to be added to these groups!

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Spicy Cauliflower

It’s football season, which means the beer fridge is full and all the food has a little extra kick to it.

Recently I purchased the new 21 Day Fix cookbook, Fixate.  It’s an amazing cookbook built around the program 21 Day Fix.  It includes Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free and Vegetarian recipes.  As well as cocktails!  The 21 Day Fix is all about creating a healthy lifestyle and we understand splurges are sometimes included with our lifestyle.  We just have to make them as healthy as we can.

I saw this recipe and knew I needed to give it a go.  These Spicy Cauliflower Bites were a big hit all around.

Spicy Cauliflower

Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower (broken or chopped into florets)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 c hot pepper sauce (we use Hooter’s 3 mile.  It’s paleo baby!)
1/3 rice vinegar
2 tsp ground chili powder
1/4 tsp ground smoked paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp honey
2 Tbsp grass-fed butter
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Place cauliflower on baking sheet and and season with 1/4 tsp sea salt.
Bake for 20 minutes or until tender-crisp.
While cauliflower is baking, combine the hot sauce and rice vinegar.  Whisk until combined.
Add chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, honey, Worcestershire sauce, butter and remaining sea salt.  Whisk to blend.
Heat hot sauce mixture over medium heat; stirring frequently for 10 minutes or until thickened.  Set aside.
Remove cauliflower from the over and mix the hot sauce mixture and the cauliflower in a bowl.
Return the cauliflower to the cooking sheet and bake and additional 5 minutes.
Serve hot.

And there ya go!  Spiciness.

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