Saturday, December 26, 2015

Turn your Resolutions Into Results - Health and Fitness Accountability Group!

The New Year is literally less than 5 days away!  Can you believe it?  I know everyone is quickly trying to make last minute purchases and wrap the last gifts before Christmas in a few days!  But I'm sure there is one more thing on your mind...or at least in the BACK of your mind!!  We all have probably had a few more treats, parties and extra calories packed on this December, am I right?  It seems like there are just too many temptations around this time of year.

You may be just counting down the days until the "feasting" and Christmas cookies are over.  I love this time of year, but it is definitely hard to stay on track with nutrition!'re in luck!  I'm planning my NEW YEAR'S accountability group right now!  I know we all at one time or another have made "resolutions" for losing weight, getting in shape or being more healthy!  Many of us have made those goals and then a week into it...STOP!  Have you done that before?

Believe in Yourself, Turn your Resolutions Into Results - Health and Fitness Accountability Group! Julie Little Fitness,

Whether you have or have not...this is a new year.  I don't want you to make these huge outlandish goals that have you feeling defeated before you even start!  That's just not SMART GOALS!  This year, I want to help you get RESULTS from those "resolutions" you've made!  Like, REAL RESULTS you can be proud of and that will stick with you!!

Are you ready for those REAL RESULTS???

I'm looking for 10 women who are ready to make a change this New Year and commit to creating results for yourself!
Turn your Resolutions Into Results - Health and Fitness Accountability Group! Julie Little Fitness,

I'll help you:
  • Meal plan
  • Make SMART goals
  • Give 1:1 support
  • Learn simple nutrition
  • Hold each other accountable to your goals
  • Teach you how a new lifestyle can fit into your life
Believe in yourself that you are worth the change!! Are you ready to get going?  I'm ready to help you succeed, no matter what your goals are!

Starting on January 4th , 2016 we'll commit together and get great results! Plus, you'll be the first group that will be participating toward my 2016, "1,000 lb Challenge"!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The 2016 - 1,000 Pound Challenge! Helping Others Lose a Combined Total of 1,000 lbs!

•••••Be a Part of Something BIG•••••

New Year Health Resolutions, 1,000 lb Challenge, Julie Little Fitness,

In 2016, I want to help people lose a combined total of 1,000 lbs! 
January 1st, 2016 starts the ONE THOUSAND POUND CHALLENGE!!  I'm ready to help people make some big changes this year!!

I'm looking for 10 women who are: (ANY of these below)
New Year Health Resolutions, 1,000 lb Challenge, Julie Little Fitness,
Resolutions into Results - 1,000 lb Challenge

 Ready to make a change this new year!!

 Who have thought, "enough is enough"
🎉 Who are looking to lose 10-20 lbs 
🎉 Who struggle with hypothyroidism
🎉 Who are ready to commit to taking care of themselves!!
🎉 Looking to be a part of something bigger than themselves!

Over the last year I've been dealing with hypothyroidism and have been learning different ways to manage and balance it! I'm no expert on the issue, other than I'm researching and learning more about how it fits into my life and how to be successful at reaching my goals despite this!!  Because of this, I'm joining with YOU TOO in this 1,000 pound challenge and have a goal to shed some lbs that had come on as a result of my low functioning thyroid!!

On January 4th I'm starting my Resolutions into Results Accountability group and start the 1,000 pound challenge off with a bang!! Are you ready to get started? Commit to yourself this year! 

If you want to be one of the 10 women who are ready to get results then fill out this application to be considered!  I can't wait to join together with you in making these Results a REALITY!!  

Are you ready?  Do you want to be a part of something BIGGER than just your goals?  

Be the CHANGE! It's up to YOU!

Be the Change, It's Up to YOU!  New Year Health Resolutions, 1,000 lb Challenge, Julie Little Fitness,

Could you imagine how teaming together with others all around the country and having a goal to lose 1,000 pounds could impact not only YOUR life, but everyone's lives involved!?!?!  Let's do this together!!  

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hammer and Chisel - Week 1 Review and Meal Plan

The Master's Hammer and Chisel week 1 is complete!!  Wahoo!!  Last Monday I started the much anticipated Hammer and Chisel.  Honestly I was really excited for this particular workout.  I have been looking for a new workout that wasn't 100% cardio.  Cardio has been my go-to for a long time, and I absolutely LOVE a good hard cardio workout.  However, over the last year I've been dealing with hypothyroidism and researching the heck out of it.  Come to find out...cardio is NOT my best friend when it comes to hypothyroidism...SO...the search was on, and luckily, Hammer and Chisel was released!!

I will say I was a bit nervous about this workout, simply because I didn't know what to expect.  I was familiar with Autumn and her style of the 21 Day Fix, but I wasn't familiar at all with Sagi!  I was pleasantly surprised!  Personally, Autumn's style in the Hammer and Chisel is more my jam than it was in the 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme, I don't know what it is, but it just fit me more.  I think it has to do with the workouts all being very different in style that I really like!  Sagi...didn't know what to expect.  However, I could definitely hang with his workouts and actually really liked them and definitely got a great workout in with him too!

Hammer and Chisel Meal Plan, Women's review,, Julie Little Fitness

Schedule for Week 1:
Monday:  Chisel Balance
OMG...My balance was OFF!!  This one majorly challenged me and my balance basically sucks, I learned!  This just started off my week being really sore!  LOL

Tuesday: Hammer Plyometrics
Plyometrics is not my typical "love" of a workout.  I was pleasantly surprised at this workout because the moves were split up into 30 second increments and definitely doable.  Tough, but doable!

Wednesday:  ISO Strength Chisel
Another great workout.  I have learned by this point that I really need to start increasing my weights.  I got through this workout thinking, I need to challenge myself more than what I have!

Thursday: REST DAY!  P.A.R.T.Y!!!  Yes...the rest day could not have come at a better time!  I needed this!

Friday:  ISO Speed Hammer Ah..yea...this one was hard!  It was 10 reps of a move at regular speed and 10 fast reps right after!  This was tough!!

Saturday:  Chisel Endurance  I am learning that this endurance training is much needed for me because I'm not so strong in this area.  2 rounds, each move last 60 seconds with not much break in between and I was breathing hard for sure!!

Sunday:  Total Body Hammer and 10 Min Ab Hammer  This was kind of your typical "pyramid" workout.  In fact, my hubby had to take a couple days off and is now behind me and saw me doing this workout and said "Oh, that looks like a great workout!"  Which, that's what he is more used to doing in the gym.  But even a girl like me, who was not a "gym rat", did enjoy the workout.  It wasn't my favorite of the week...but definitely doable!  :)

So that's a snap shot of what I did all week with the workouts!  I'm LOVING this program and realize while it's hard, it's doable.  There were things that I had to modify, but that's ok.  I also realized that on many of the moves, I really needed to push myself harder and increase my weights!  I had been so used to using only 10 lb weights for everything because that was all I had, but now that I have heavier weights I have to get used to USING the heavier weights!

On the nutrition side of things...well, I have not followed my plan exactly, so this week, I'm going to be more focused on my nutrition and making sure I get the appropriate containers I need.  I'll share my meal plan below, but I want to let you know that it will look different than my typical past meal plans.  I am in the process of trying to heal my hypothyroidism and really am seeking thyroid supporting foods.  So, you'll see these coming through a lot in my meal plans.  I use potatoes and sweet potatoes for most of my yellow containers and I'm using carrots a lot more than I used to.  The carrots help balance hormones in your body!!  Plus, I'm trying to do less chicken and ground turkey and replace that with more shellfish and white fish.  These are all things that I've researched on my own that have supported thyroid health and so I'm trying to implement those into the containers as much as possible!  So, if you need to make adjustments based on your liking, please see my RECIPES section of my blog for more ideas!

Hammer and Chisel Meal Plan, Women's review,, Julie Little Fitness

If you would like to join my exclusive Hammer and Chisel group starting on January 4th please fill out the application below and I will advise you on how to move forward to be a part of the group!

Hammer and Chisel Week 1 Review and Meal Plan,, Julie Little Fitness

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Friday, December 11, 2015

10 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday

10 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday, Julie Little Fitness,

The holiday season is in FULL swing.  If you haven't already had your fair share of holiday parties yet, I'm sure they are just beginning.  It's also a time where you may be feeling overwhelmed, busy and that there's no time to take care of yourself!

I like to remind my challengers at this time of year that it's not about being perfect but it's about progress each and every day...small adjustments during your days of no events so that you can enjoy (in moderation) your special events and parties without ruining your progrss.  Since I know you're busy and your time is precious, let's dive right in and look at some tips that can help you stay on track and healthy for the remainder of the holiday season!

10 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday

10 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday, Julie Little Fitness,

Before your Parties
1.  Make a plan, have realistic goals!
Sit down at the beginning of your week and take 30 min at least to plan it out.  Plan out your parties and events you have.  Plan the time that you are going to take for yourself.  Quite time, workout time, time with your family.  Write out your goals for the realistic!  Realistic goals for this time of year probably wouldn't be to lose 15 lbs by January.  Instead, make a goal to stay healthy and right on track 80% of the time.  When it's that 80%, make sure you're stay committed to that!  Allow yourself to enjoy (in moderation) the other 20% of your week.  Make a plan and stick to that!

10 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday, Julie Little Fitness, www.healthyfitfocused.com2.  Commit to (and SCHEDULE IN) 30 min of Exercise at least 5 times a week
EXERCISE!!  This should be scheduled into your day!  Come on, it's only 30 minutes of your still have another 23 hours and 30 minutes to get stuff done!  Make it a priority.  It will help you stay less stressed, help burn off some of those extra caloric foods that you're body isn't used to eating regularly, and it will make you in a better mood!  Just get moving...whatever that looks like to you!!  (If you're looking for a program, email me and I'll help you find one!).

3.  Plan your Nutrition Weekly 
Take into account where your holiday parties fall and what you are going to allow yourself while there.  Then plan the time where you can cook at home.  CONTROL THE CONTROLLABLE!  The time you are NOT at events, make it a huge success!  Plan out what you'll have for dinners each night, then move to your other meals and snacks.  When you have a plan you're so much more likely to succeed with your goals.  Stick to your meal plan and remember the goal in December is progress, not perfection!

4.  Hydrate yourself everyday!
I can not stress this enough!!  WATER WATER WATER!!!  Every single day, you need to be drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces of water!  Not jus the day that you're at a party!  But everyday!  This will help keep you full and trick your mind into thinking that you're not hungry!  So often, we mistake hunger for our body's need to be hydrated!  So DRINK your water!  If you're at a party, make sure that you drink a full glass of water before and after you have ANY alcohol.  Always keep a glass of water or sparkling water in your hand at any party and keep sipping!!

10 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday, Julie Little Fitness,

At your Parties

5.  Eat before your party or event
Never go hungry to any party or event.  EVERYTHING will look amazing and you'll want to try it all!  Make sure you eat some protein and veggies before you go.  Get healthy food in you so that you're body will be satisfied.  Then, delay grabbing a plate!  If you start eating first thing, you'll feel left out when everyone else continues to get seconds, thirds etc.  I like to have a Shakeology before I go to events!  Keeps me full and not craving all the goodies!!

6.  Limit your alcohol 
Go into your party with a LIMIT of what you'll drink.  Is it one glass of wine?  One cocktail?  Whatever you decide, take into account your goals and make sure you have a plan.  Ask a spouse or friend to hold you accountable to that plan.  And make sure you are drinking your water in between!  If you're done with your limit, then get sparkling water with a lime in it and carry that around with you!
10 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday, Julie Little Fitness,
7.  Choose your "party" food wisely
Parties usually mean tons of food and buffet style!  Remember have a plan when you go in.  Don't just "wing" it.  Know what types of food you will choose, how much you will allow yourself, and what you will avoid!  Fill up on protein, veggies and fruit!  Then you can "sprinkle" in the fun stuff in moderation.

8.  The 3 Bite Rule
Desserts, desserts, desserts!  There's usually tons of selection when it comes to desserts at holiday parties!  That's what everyone loves to bring, look at and eat!  Am I right?  Well, trust me...I LOVE desserts just like the rest of us!  So, instead of depriving yourself completely of them and feeling all depressed that you "can't" have them, try the 3 bite rule!  What I like to do is share with my hubby.  He get's a sampling of dessert and then I'll take 3 bites!  Then I'm done.  I've had a taste of them and I get myself a nice cup of coffee to sip on and I'm usually pretty good after that!!  :)

9.  Be social, ask questions.
Don't be shy, be social!  When you are talking and carrying on a conversation, you can't eat (and if you do eat and talk at the same time it's kin
da rude!  LOL).  So, the more you can talk to people and find out more about them, ask questions and be social, you'll be amazed as the relationships you can make and it will keep you from eating so much!

10.  Jump back in with your plan you've committed to the very next day!
I know sometimes it's easy to not get right back into your routine, but it's so important to get right back on track.  I know how easy it is to just let it go and continue to "cheat" and not stick to your plan.  But this is what makes the biggest difference in your success for sure.  Can you train your brain to get right back on track with your goal and plan!?!  So...get right back on the saddle and continue to reach your goals you've set!

I hope these tips help this holiday as you're going from party to event to party again!  Keep the "treats" limited but don't completely deprive yourself of everything.  Enjoy the holidays but keep a clear mind of what your goals are and how you're going to reach those goals!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Marinated Chicken

I was looking for a new recipe for marinated chicken and decided to combine some of my favorite marinades together...the result was AMAZING!!  This will be a go to for marinades!!

Marinade Recipe
Marinated Chicken, 21 Day Fix recipe,, Julie Little Fitness
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
2-3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tspKosher Salt (I swear this stuff is amazing for meats!)
Pepper (to taste)

4-5 chicken breasts
Marinade in ziplock bag for at least 20 minutes.
Slit the top of the chicken about 3-4 times to allow the marinade to soak through the meat more fully.
Place on Grill and cook meat thoroughly until done!

Serve with brown rice, veggies, sweet potatoes or any other side you desire!

21 Day Fix Containers:
Red (for chicken)
1 spoon (marinade)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Getting Prepped for Hammer and Chisel!

Well, I've been really excited about this new program!  Since discovering more about my low functioning thyroid and doing tons of research on this, I've realized that the cardio that I love so much, is really not a good fit for my underacitve thyroid and really puts too much stress on it, making it worse!  So all of this to say, I'm in need of a soul mate fitness program.  I really have to change my mindset from workouts being "cardio" centered to more "weights" centered!  Hammer and Chisel couldn't have come at a better time!!

The Master's Hammer and Chisel, Support and accountability group, Get Lean, Lose weight,, Julie Little Fitness

I'm getting myself all ready to go with this program!  My hubby is going to be joining me in this journey as well!  Christmas came early to our house with some Selectech weights that I've been eyeing for over a year now!!!  Since there is some equipment needed, I went searching for a workout bench and found one for $20 on Craigslist!!  SCORE!!!

The Master's Hammer and Chisel, Support and accountability group, Get Lean, Lose weight,, Julie Little Fitness
HA!  Don't get too excited!

So, I'll getting started with Hammer and Chisel on order is expected to arrived last night, so now it's time to get prepped!

Here's a list of the types of equipment needed for the program!

The Master's Hammer and Chisel, Hammer and Chisel Equipment, Support and accountability group, Get Lean, Lose weight,, Julie Little Fitness

Let's break down what you get in your package of The Master's Hammer and Chisel!  Inside the box you'll find:

  • The Master's Hammer and Chisel Program and Nutrition Guide (this comes with how to do everything and also recipes and sample meal plans!)
  • 60-Day Wall Calendar of workouts
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • The Master's Chisel Workout DVDs
  • The Master's Hammer Workout DVDs
  • Bonus DVD - The Master's Cardio
  • Shakeology Shaker Cup
  • Color Coded Containers

    Now, like I said above, my hubby is committing to doing this program with me!  I'm SUPER excited about this!  We'll have to do it at separate times because we only have one set of weights and one bench, but, that's ok...I'm just happy he'll be doing it too!

    This is a perfect workout to do with your spouse!  It really is a workout that you can do together, it appeals to both male and female alike!  It has the elements of both male and female trainers, two different trainers, different styles and the both bring different benefits to the workout!  

    If you are looking for a workout to do with your spouse?  This would be a perfect one to do!!  

    My hubby actually beat me to the punch this morning!  He was up and going early, which honestly, surprised me!  LOL.  I can't wait to see the progression throughout this program!  

    The Master's Hammer and Chisel, Support and accountability group, Get Lean, Lose weight,, Julie Little Fitness

    There are different supplements that I would recommend to add to this program.  I definitely suggest having Shakeology in your diet for this program.  You're going to be putting your body through a lot and having proper nutrition is crucial to your success!  Shakeology will give you a daily dose of dense nutrition to help give you natural energy throughout the day, help curb your cravings and give you a load of vitamins and superfoods on a daily basis!  (Great news, there's a combo pack that gives you Hammer and Chisel PLUS a month supply of Shakeology...ask me and I'll tell you more about it!).  

    The other option for supplements to add is the new Beachbody Performance Line of supplements!  These are different recommendations based on the results you're looking for.
    If your primary goal is to...
    The Master's Hammer and Chisel, Beachbody Performance Line, Support and accountability group, Get Lean, Lose weight,, Julie Little Fitness
    Beachbody Performance Line

    Lean Out: Energize and Recover is recommended

    Sculpt and Maintain: Energize, Hydrate, Recover and Recharge is recommended

    Build Muscle: Energize, Hydrate, Recover, Recharge and Creatine is recommended

    Now, obviously, my goals and my husband's are very a woman I would NOT use the creatine!! These are recommendations based on the results you desire! I love the Recover really makes a difference in how sore you are the next day!!!

    Bottom line...I'm super excited to begin this program on Monday!  I'll be using the meal plan to go along with it.  Each week I'll update you on my progress, how I'm feeling and how my hubby is doing also!  

    Are you ready for some serious change in your workout routine?  Are you ready to commit to something new and potentially completely different for you?  Maybe you're ready to get your spouse involved in doing this program with you!!  I'm here to help you get through this!!

    So, if you're ready to get started, either by yourself or with your spouse.  I'm hosting a Hammer and Chisel EXCLUSIVE Group starting on January 4th!  It will give you time to get prepped during December and still be able to take advantage of the SPECIAL going on with The Master's Hammer and Chisel!  

    The Master's Hammer and Chisel Exclusive Group:

    * Daily Support and Motivation
    * Help with Meal Planning
    * Hammer and Chisel Support
    * Accountability
    * Set New Year Goals

    What are the requirements to be a part of the Hammer and Chisel Exclusive Group?

    1)  I must be your assigned coach.  If you do not already have a coach you are currently working with, please head to my site to create your FREE account!!

    2)  Please complete the application below to make sure this program is the right fit for you and your fitness goals.

    3)  The requirement to participate in this group is that you commit to the Hammer and Chisel Challenge Pack which includes the Hammer and Chisel 60 day fitness program, nutrition guide, schedule of workouts, getting started guide, plus Shakeology all for a discount price!!

    4)  You must commit to being an active participant in the group!  This group is all about support and accountability through the program.  Without YOU it's not complete!  I'll share meal plan ideas, program support and guidance and more!!  

    The Master's Hammer and Chisel results, Support and accountability group, Get Lean, Lose weight,, Julie Little Fitness
    Master's Hammer and Chisel Women's Results

    Do you want to be a part of this group?  If so, please fill out the application below to be involved.  I can't wait to work with you and help you succeed at your goals!

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    Saturday, December 5, 2015

    Beef and Avocado Enchiladas

    I could eat Mexican food all week long.  I love enchiladas (although I'm kinda picky with them...don't like the red sauce) so I decided to create my own with a few different recipes as inspiration.  I have a chicken and green chile enchilada recipe that I have used and love, so decided to mix it up with some beef!  I typically use ground turkey but felt like changing it up today.  This recipe you could totally make with ground turkey or chicken!

    Beef and Avocado Enchiladas, Healthy Recipe, 21 Day Fix Approved,
    Beef and Avocado Enchiladas

    1.5 lb ground beef (or ground turkey or chicken)
    1 onion, chopped
    1 red pepper, chopped
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp chili powder
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp paprika

    Avocado Cream Filling
    1 ripe avocado, mashed
    1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    1/2 cup green chili salsa (or you can use 1-2 jars of green chilis)
    1/2 - 1 lime, juiced

    12 corn tortillas
    1/2 cup - 1.5 cups shredded cheese (this varies depending on how much you want to add to the top of the enchiladas, it's completely a preference).

    Chop onions and red bell pepper, sauté with a touch of oil until soft.  Add ground beef and brown the meat until cooked through.  Add cumin, chili powder, salt, garlic powder and paprika and mix meat mixture.  Set aside.

    Beef and Avocado Enchiladas, Healthy Recipe, 21 Day Fix Approved,

    Combine avocado filling.  Add mashed avocado, Greek yogurt, salsa and lime juice and stir together. If you want to ensure it is creamy you can add to a food processor.  I mixed mine by hand and it was just fine.

    Because the corn tortillas will break when you roll them up, you may want to steam the tortillas before adding the mixture to the tortillas.

      Beef and Avocado Enchiladas, Healthy Recipe, 21 Day Fix Approved,
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. In a 9x13 baking dish, spread a small amount of avocado filling on the bottom of the baking dish, just enough to lightly cover the bottom.  
    3. Take one corn tortilla and place a small amount of avocado filling in the tortilla, then add a spoonful of meat mixture to the tortilla.  (I add about the amount I would like in a taco).
    4. Wrap the tortilla and place in baking dish with the seam down.  
    5. Repeat until you've used all tortillas and meat mixture.  
    6. Place remaining avocado mixture on top of the rolled tortillas.  (I also placed some extra green salsa on top too, as I wanted mine a little more moist). 
    7. Top with shredded cheese.  (You can vary the amount of cheese depending on your liking).
    8. Place in oven for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and heated throughout.
    Serve immediately and you can top with extra avocado if you desire!  Enjoy!!

    21 Day Fix containers:  1 serving (1 enchilada worth)
    1/2  yellow
    1 red (this counts for the meat and small amount of greek yogurt)
    1 blue (avocado)
    [Add a side of asparagus for a green container]

    (Personally I would probably just count the 1 tortilla as a full yellow, because when I cut these it never seems to just be the single tortilla that is served, just based on how it cuts for me.)

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds

    I absolutely love Brussels sprouts and butternut squash.  I make these all the time separately, but this time I found a recipe to combine the both of them!  This is a perfect dish for Thanksgiving...super healthy and OH so tasty!  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

    1 lbs butternut squash (diced, I like to get mine precut)
    1 lbs Brussels Sprouts
    Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds, Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe, Julie Little Fitness, 1 red onion quartered
    2 tbsp olive oil
    Kosher salt and ground pepper (to taste)
    1/2 tsp chili powder
    1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

    Trim the Brussels sprouts, then cut them in half.  Toss Brussels sprouts and butternut squash together with the salt and pepper, olive oil, and chili powder.

    Arrange on the baking sheet with squash, spread out in one layer.  Break the onions apart and add to baking sheet.

    Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until browned.

    Remove from oven and top with pomegranate seeds.  Serve immediately.

    Friday, November 13, 2015

    The New Master's Hammer and Chisel - What is it?

    Master's Hammer and Chisel launch group starting Dec 7th.

    Have you ever heard of the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme?  What about Body Beast?  Well, maybe you've heard some buzz about the new Hammer and Chisel coming in December?

    So, now you're thinking, I've heard of it...but what is it?  Autumn Calabrese, creator of the 21 Day Fix and Sagi Kalev, creator of Body Beast, have teamed up together to bring a new workout.

    What is the Master's Hammer and Chisel?

    The Master's Hammer and Chisel is the expert workout system that delivers breathtaking, body-changing results in as little as 60 days!  Trainers Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese are sought-after experts at sculpting spectacular physiques, and they have shelves full of competition prizes to prove it!  In the Master's Hammer and Chisel, they share their winning strategies in this breakthrough system of resistance training to shape powerful muscles, shed body fat, and build a ripped physique. 

    How long are the workouts?

    The workouts range from 30-40 minutes and it's a 60 day program!  This is perfect for those who want amazing results but don't want to spend hours in the gym!   

    Master's Hammer and Chisel Results - Be the first to get yours and be a part of a launch group on Dec 7th, 2015.

    When is the program released?

    The Masters Hammer and Chisel will be released on December 1st through a Team Beachbody Coach only!  That means that you need to have a coach in order to get it on December 1st!  (Don't have a coach?  I'd love to be your coach and support you on your journey!)

    Master's Hammer and Chisel Results - Be the first to get yours and be a part of a launch group on Dec 7th, 2015.

    So it's released on December 1st...then what?

    I'm glad you asked!!  :)  I will be hosting and exclusive Hammer and Chisel Launch Group starting on December 7th with a "preseason" week!  This group will be a group open exclusively to those who are working out with the Hammer and Chisel program.  We will work through the program together (via private Facebook accountability group) in the privacy of your own home!  YOU will be the first group to go through this program and together we will be see the amazing results of this program!!

    Master's Hammer and Chisel Results - Be the first to get yours and be a part of a launch group on Dec 7th, 2015. Though this group you will get daily support, accountability, motivation, we will work through the meal plan together and discuss tips on how to get through the holidays while doing this program!  You'll have support the whole way through!

    It's a perfect time to start a new program!  No sense in waiting until January 1st to start your health and fitness goals!  Get a jump on everyone else and don't put the pressure on yourself come January 1st to start your "New Year's Resolution"...START NOW!!

    If you have a coach already that you are working with, please email them directly to find out about their upcoming groups.  If you do not have a Team Beachbody account or would like ME to help you as your FREE coach, please email me at so we can get you started on your journey with Hammer and Chisel!

    If you're interested in being a part of this exclusive group please fill out this application below (or leave your email here) so you can be the first to be notified of the release of the Hammer and Chisel and be part of my exclusive launch group!

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    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    7 Day FREE Crock Pot Group

    The holidays are quickly approaching!  Thanksgiving is just a couple short weeks away!  Are YOU hosting Thanksgiving this year or attending someone else's?

    Well, either way, no matter what you plans are, I'm sure the last thing you want to do the week before is fret about what to cook for dinner!  The Crock Pot is my best friend and I love knowing that there's dinner waiting for me when I get home!!  No need to think about what to make for dinner because it's already made!

    Starting on November 16th I'm hosting a FREE 7 day crock pot group!  I'll give you 7 different HEALTHY crock pot recipes that you can choose from and make during the week!  Sounds too good to be true right?'s not!

    So, join me for 7 days of clean eating crock pot meals!!  It's the week before Thanksgiving (where I know we'll all be enjoying some extra treats!), you don't have to stress about dinner and we can get healthy BEFORE the Holidays!!

    If you'd like to join the group, please RSVP here: Click to RSVP  

    **PLEASE NOTE: This group is for those who are NOT currently working with a Beachbody Coach and 
    it is NOT open for Beachbody Coaches.  :) **

    Join me for 7 Days of clean eating crock pot meals! It's the week before Thanksgiving, don't stress about what you need to be cooking before the holidays! Let's help you get healthy BEFORE the Holidays!! *Share *Invite *Be Healthy*,

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    2015 Healthy Holiday Survival Plan

    The holiday season is HERE!  What does that mean for you and your health?  While the "average" weight gain definitely can vary in each person.  Some people say it's 5-8 pounds on average that people gain during the holidays.  And while that may or may not be accurate, most people absolutely FEEL as if they have just gained that much, whether it's true weight or being major bloated.  

    2015 Healthy Holiday Survival Plan, Holiday accountability and support group, Julie Little Fitness,

    What's your plan this year?  Do you have one?  How would you FEEL if you came away from your holidays being able to enjoy some of your favorite holiday treats, yet at the same time, learned some tips, tricks and ways to prevent the typical weight gain or bloated feeling that you have felt in years past?  Would that make FEEL amazing?  

    Listen, I love the holidays just as much as the next person.  I love the traditions, the smells and the treats!  But I don't like the feeling of eating too much and feeling yucky and sick!  I have learned over the years how to balance my holidays and be able to enjoy them, yet not go overboard.  

    My goal is to help you through the holidays!  We've got about 7 weeks before Christmas and I want to help lead you into a successful holiday season.  You could easily shed some pounds before Thanksgiving and then we would focus on getting you though the holidays in a healthy way.  Focusing on the time in between the holidays, learning how to get through your parties and be able to enjoy your special holiday traditions!

    Are you in?  Are you ready to make this holiday different?  Check out the 2015 Healthy Holiday Survival Plan!!

    2015 Healthy Holiday Survival Plan, Julie Little Fitness,

    What are the Requirements?  

    1. You are required to have ME as your COACH through Team Beachbody.

    2. Then together WE pick a fitness program through Team Beachbody that fits your needs. It does not matter what your ability level is, I have something for you!
    {21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, T25, Chalean Extreme, P90X3, Insanity Max:30, Piyo, ect...}

    3. You are REQUIRED to replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology only for the duration of the group.
    *** Ask me about current specials going on with Shakeology!!!***

    4. Then, it is required that you participate in the online closed group daily. Each day I will share a tip, recipe, motivation or meal plan. You check in, rate your day and get your inspiration for the next 24 hours. You can log in whenever you want just as long as I know you are there it's all good!

    I am your personal support system so that you actually start, finish and truly succeed at changing your lifestyle. I will share with you the recipes that my family loves along with the quick easy recipes that don't take a lot of prep!

    This group will be an ongoing group for the holidays starting on November 9th, so don't worry...if you don't catch in right at the beginning I will have it open and will be adding people throughout the month, BUT...don't delay!  This group is for YOU to help you through!  The sooner you get plugged in the better!!!  You don't want to miss out!  Strive for Progress NOT Perfection!!

    If you would like to be considered for this group please fill out the application below.  Make sure to save my email so ensure you receive an email back from me and it doesn't go into junk!  (  I will also send you a text letting you know I received your application and to look for an email from me!  :)  

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    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    Mexican Bake - Chicken, Rice and Black Bean - One Dish Meal

    Well, this is kind of a new creation.  I was searching online for something that was simple, one dish and Mexican.  I was really in the mood for some kind of Mexican dish, but we just had tacos the other night.  As I was looking through these one dish meals, I decided I'd just create my own!

    So, this really doesn't have measurements...It was kind of a "whatever I have that sounds good" type of dish!  I'll try and recreate it as best I can!!  And...I'm not real good at adding spices and knowing what to feel free to adapt and adjust the recipe, spices, etc.

    Mexican Bake, Chicken, Rice and Black Bean - One Dish Meal,, Julie Little FitnessCooked brown rice (3-5 cups)
    1-2 cans black beans
    2 cans of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chiles
    1 zucchini, diced
    1 onion, diced
    1/2 - 1 cup of corn
    1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
    1/2 cup salsa verde (my favorite is Trader Joe's)
    ~ 1 tsp cumin
    ~ 1 tsp salt
    1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    1- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese for top
    sprinkle of garlic salt or fresh garlic


    Combine cooked rice, black beans, Rotel tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, garlic and salt together in a large bowl.  In a skillet cook the diced onion until translucent.  Add to the rice mixture.  Cook diced zucchini for a few minutes in same skillet.  Add to rice mixture.  Add corn to mixture.
    Combine Greek yogurt and salsa verde together.  Add to mixture and stir.
    Once everything is combined and stirred together, pour into a 9x13 dish.  Top with shredded cheese.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is melted and warmed throughout!

    If you try this, let me know how you like it or if you change it up too, I'd love to hear your modifications!  This literally was a creation that kept evolving into one thing after another!  :)

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    A Journey with Dieting, Calorie Restriction and Low Thyroid

    I've had writers block for quite some time now and have not been consistently posting my progress updates with a particular fitness program or my weekly meal plan.  If you take the time to read this, you'll understand a little more (trying not to go into too much detail, otherwise we'd be here forever) of what's been going on with me and my struggles I've been dealing with physically and personally.  These struggles are partly my absence of my normal updates, so thanks for sticking with me.  I hope this can help you be encouraged as you read.  I am not perfect, I am FAR from that.  I too, even as a Beachbody Coach, struggle with body image, weight gain, and knowing what to do at various times.  This post has been a longtime coming, but I think it's time to share some thoughts...

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Roasted Green Beans

    This was definitely a surprise of how delicious these turned out to be!  My kids even loved them!  Super easy, and they even saved well for left overs!

    I got the big bag of long skinny green beans from Costco and drizzled them with some olive oil, sprinkled Kosher Salt on them and stuck them in the oven at 425 degrees for about 12-15 minutes!  They turned out absolutely delicious!
    Roasted Green Beans, Julie Little Fitness,
    Roasted Green Beans

    Green Beans
    Olive Oil
    Kosher Salt

    Drizzle green beans with olive oil and sprinkle Kosher Salt on top.  Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes!

    21 Day Fix Approved
    Green Container

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    FIT for FALL - 5 Day Free Clean Eating Challenge

    Fit for Fall 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge - Julie Little Fitness,

    Fall is here!!  It's October and time to really get serious about your health and nutrition.  Did you tell yourself at the beginning of the year that 2015 was YOUR YEAR?  Your year to finally get healthy, fit and feeling great!!'s not too late!  Let's start your October the right way!  It's time to make changes for YOU!  Are you ready to ROCK your skinny jeans this fall?

    Starting on Monday, October 5th, I will be hosting a FREE 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge.

    Fit for Fall 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge - Julie Little Fitness, This challenge is to help you understand clean eating and get you started on your journey. 

    It's MY mission to help you get to where you want to be and feeling comfortable in your own skin and reaching your goals. This will be your START!

    I will provide:
    - 5 Day meal plan
    - 5 Days of workouts
    - Grocery shopping list
    - Private group for support
    - Free Coach 
    - Prizes for participation

    This group is absolutely FREE but the only requirement is that you register for a free account on my website (your coach).
    • Creating your free account will give you access to your coach and our private groups on Facebook.


    The group will begin on Monday October 5th! I will open up the group this weekend and add everyone and in the group is where you will find your grocery list and meal plan :)

    **Must not currently be working with another coach**

    If you would like to be a part of this FREE Challenge please click HERE to RSVP to the event!!

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    What's in Your Shakeology? Ashwagandha - Helps You Adapt to Stress!

    'What's In It'? Wednesday - The Healthiest Meal of the Day - Shakeology has over 70 vitamins, nutrients and super foods...what are they and what do they do?, Julie Little

    'What's In It'? Wednesday I'm super excited to introduce to you something NEW!! I've been drinking Shakeology for over 2 years now...I LOVE the energy it gives me, how it cuts my cravings, helps boost my immune system and how it just makes me feel really good!

    Shakeology is loaded with over 70 vitamins, nutrients and super foods with crazy names! So...I wanted to dig deeper and really LEARN what these crazy names are, what they do, WHY they're super foods and HOW it can benefit YOU! So we will go on a journey of learning every Wednesday together and learn more about what's in this amazing Super Food Shake, Shakeology!!

    Today's lesson: Ashwagandha (say that 5 times fast!!).

    This is just ONE ingredient of Shakeology! Check out the benefits of this powerful Adaptogen. (Adaptogens are really great!! They help improve your body's ability to adapt to stress...A.K.A MOM'S NEED THIS!!!) Check out some of the other benefits!! (and there are so many more if you want to dig deeper and check those out, I didn't list everything!)

    I was also super excited to see that it helps balance hormones and balance thyroid! I have a slightly low thyroid and it's awesome that my daily dose of Shakeology can help support that! Check out more detailed info here about Ashwagandha and thyroid support.

    Here are some of the benefits to this amazing adaptogen:

    Ashwagandha - 'What's In It'? Wednesday - The Healthiest Meal of the Day - Shakeology has over 70 vitamins, nutrients and super foods...what are they and what do they do?, Julie Little
    Ashwagandha - Shakeology Super Food
    • Boosts your Immune System
    • Promotes Energy
    • Helps Balance Thyroid 
    • Reduces Cholesterol
    • Balances Hormones 
    • Increases Libido
    • Stabilizes Blood Sugar
    • Lowers Blood Pressure
    • Protects Against Cancer
    • Improves Learning and Memory
    • Helps Combat Effects of Stress
    • Helps Reduce Anxiety and Depression

    Would you like to try Shakeology and feel the benefits for yourself?  Click here to order the 6-Day Super Sampler Pack or if you'd like a full size bag, click here (or ask me for the latest specials and how you can save on Shakeology).

    Sunday, September 13, 2015

    Live More & Stress Less! An Accountability Group to Help You Feel Less Overwhelmed and Stressed as the Kids Start Back to School!

    The start of school is typically a stressful time!! Getting used to new routines, carpools, homework, soccer practices, and games on the weekend!!
    Stress Less & Give More!  An Accountability Group to Help You Feel Less Overwhelmed and Stressed as the Kids Start Back to School!,, Julie Little Fitness
    There's so much to do it's easy to feel overwhelmed and not accomplish anything!   Have you had a chance to breathe yet and maybe take a few moments to recover?

    Many of you would answer "no, not yet"!  Well it's time to change that!!

    As moms, our priority is always our family! There's nothing wrong with that...however, if that causes so much stress that we are neglecting ourselves and our health, then that's NOT OK!!

    Your health is a NECESSITY! If you're not healthy and being the example that your kids and family NEEDS you to be, then you are not only neglecting yourself but also your family!!

    For 30 Days, I want you to learn how to "Live More & Stress Less", through learning to care for your health in a new way - your family will thank you!

    Stress Less & Give More!  An Accountability Group to Help You Feel Less Overwhelmed and Stressed as the Kids Start Back to School!,, Julie Little Fitness

    My goal in this group is to teach you tips to be stress free this school year, how to put yourself first (this is not selfish) by teaching you:

    • How your nutrition plays a key role in your stress and the stress of your children
    • How to meal plan, how to make healthier choices
    • Easy meals for the family 
    • How all this can help you give back more to your kids and family!
      •    More Energy
      •    More Patience
      •    More Quality of Life
    Could you use a bit of this in your life?  Are you ready to make a change that will help you feel better all around?  Then, what are you waiting for?

    Stress Less & Give More!  An Accountability Group to Help You Feel Less Overwhelmed and Stressed as the Kids Start Back to School!,, Julie Little Fitness

    If you want to learn how to stress less so that you can give back more - complete the application below to be considered for a spot in the group! 
    Starting September 21st!! Ask how today!!

    Complete the application here:

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