Saturday, August 29, 2015

Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Cilantro Lime Quinoa

I found this recipe from a friend and was definitely in the mix for a new recipe!  Grilled chicken is a favorite in our house, but you can always spice it up and make it even tastier!  This was a complete winner, just enough spice and plenty of flavor!!  I love quinoa, but I'm always trying to find new ways to make it interesting and not plain!!  This is a winner!!

Chipotle Chicken
Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Cilantro Lime Quinoa, 21 Day Fix Approved Recipe, Julie Little,
Grilled Chipotle Chicken


4-6 boneless skinless chicken breast
2-3 tsp Chipotle powder
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro (finely chopped)
2 garlic cloves, minced
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
1.5 Tbsp honey or 1/2 tbsp stevia (I used honey)

Combine all ingredients and put into a glass bowl or gallon size ziplock baggie to marinate chicken in the fridge for several hours (or overnight...this is also a great recipe to make double of and freeze the extra one for a quick meal!!).

Grill until cooked throughout.

(Another option is to bake at 350 for about 35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Cilantro-Coconut Lime Quinoa

Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Cilantro Lime Quinoa, 21 Day Fix Approved Recipe, Julie Little,
Cilantro-Lime Quinoa
Prepare quinoa as directed on the bag for a serving of 4.  (2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa).
Add 1/4- 1/2 salt (and pepper if desired) to taste
2 tsp Organic Coconut Oil (adding this makes the quinoa SO delicious and fluffy too!)
Zest and juice from 1-2 limes

Bring to a boil (with all above ingredients included).  Cover and reduce heat to low.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Let stand 2-3 minutes and fluff with a fork!

Let quinoa cool for about 10-20 minutes then add 2-3 small tomatoes, diced
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2-3 tbsp chopped cilantro

21 Day Fix Program, per serving:
Chicken: 1 Red
Quinoa: 1 Yellow, 1 tsp

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Finding Passion and Fulfillment by Inspiring Others!

Have you ever felt unfulfilled, unsatisfied, or unsuccessful with anything in your life?  Whether that's as a mom, a wife, a coworker, a friend.  You're not alone...and you don't have to feel guilty!!  In fact, this is what started my journey for searching for something more. 

Find your passion and fulfillment by inspiring others.  Coaching Changes Lives, Julie Little Fitness,

I remember back in high school struggling with my weight, having put on 15 pounds in 3 short months with no reasoning why or change in what I was doing, that was when I first started being concerned about my body image.  From that time forward, I feel like I have been on a yo-yo diet for the good part of my adult life.  I've had my fair share of high weights and low weights, times where I felt my metabolism was on fire and others where I thought it was dead.  It always came back to this belief in my head that I was unsatisfied with my body and unsuccessful at trying to "fix" it.  This up and down continued on thru college, marriage, before/after pregnancies and into my 30s.  I had allowed my mind be controlled by beliefs that were untrue about myself for close to 20 years.  

Find your passion and fulfillment by inspiring others.  Coaching Changes Lives, Julie Little Fitness, Fast forward to 2013 when I started searching for something that would "end the yo-yoing" and get me doing the daily activities I needed to really feel satisfied and successful with myself.  Little did I know, it would fulfill more than just a desire to be satisfied with my body, but what I found would open up a door to fill the missing hole of feeling unfulfilled in my life.  I always knew I was created for something more in my life, even thought I'm a mom of 3 beautiful kiddos, I wanted something outside of the scope of daily happenings as a mom.  Something that would bring a different kind of joy and drive into my life!

Well, in August 2013, in my searching to lose some weight, I came across something called T25.  I dug a bit deeper and came to a blog (much like this one) that got me excited to change my old habits!  I found that I could get into a group that had support and accountability to help me through the fitness program and changing my eating habits.  I knew accountability was something I needed.  I decided to go for it, I contacted my coach and wanted into the group!  But as I stared looking further into her blog, I found out this was also a business opportunity...and dug deeper.  
As I researched more, I found out I could get healthy, stay accountable to my fitness goals, WHILE, at the same time, help my friends, family and others do the same and change their old unhealthy ways into new healthy opportunities!  Suddenly, I felt a sense of fulfillment as I thought of the possibilities that could occur by becoming a coach and I wanted to be a part of it!  It was perfect...I could work on my own health journey, help inspire others along their health/fitness journey AND I would feel fulfilled helping others with something I love and am passionate about and also create income and eventually financial freedom all at the same time!

Find your passion and fulfillment by inspiring others.  Coaching Changes Lives, Julie Little Fitness,

At that time, I knew I wanted to be a Beachbody coach.  Now, I didn't become a coach an instantly make a ton of money, that's not how this works...I didn't become a coach and magically everything was perfect.  Everything is a journey and process, my health/fitness journey as well as my coaching journey!

Find your passion and fulfillment by inspiring others.  Coaching Changes Lives, Julie Little Fitness,
I know I'm where I'm supposed to be. God created me with a desire to make a difference in this world and this is where HE led me!  I believe that it wasn't by chance that I was introduced to Beachbody.  I know my story shapes who I am, but I'm not confined to that story and any insecurities I have.  I now have the tools and the future as a coach to shape the ending of my story!  The journey that I'm on now is constantly changing and being molded into the mom, wife, daughter and coach I'm becoming.  

You don't have to feel trapped where you are and by your own personal story, whatever insecurities or things you struggle with.  Own it, recognize it, and move beyond it.  

Find your passion and fulfillment by inspiring others.  Coaching Changes Lives, Julie Little Fitness, As a coach, my goal each day is to impact ONE life.  Whether it's a challenger through one of my health/fitness accountability groups or it is introducing someone just like me to an opportunity that can change your life and give you that chance I had to get rid of those untruths that were haunting me and shaping who I believed I was.  Someone who I could give the opportunity to be successful, no matter what that looks like, either with their health, finances, paying off debt, saving for the future.  The sky's the limit.  

I want to invite you to really take a serious look at this coaching opportunity.  It is for ANYONE.  There are no limits or restrictions of who would be a "good" coach.  Anyone can be a good coach, you just have to be willing to be coachable!  I am looking for 10 women of all shapes, sizes, race and backgrounds.  10 women who want a change in their life just like I did!  I want to mentor you as a new coach and on throughout your coaching journey and help you succeed, help you find that fulfillment you desire.  I want YOU on my team!  Together we can make a difference in this world!  

Find your passion and fulfillment by inspiring others.  Coaching Changes Lives, Julie Little Fitness,

What if you changed just ONE life in taking this leap of faith to find out more about what it means to be a Beachbody Coach, even more so, what if you changed 50-100 lives, would it be worth it?  I will teach you how to succeed, I will match your effort and will not let you fail!  Please fill out the application below for more information.  I can't wait to help YOU succeed at whatever you set your mind to!

Find your passion and fulfillment by inspiring others.  Coaching Changes Lives, Julie Little Fitness,

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Start Your Coaching Journey!

It's been 2 years now since I first started coaching!  I can't believe it's gone by so fast!  I truly feel blessed that I came across coaching back 2 years ago!  At the time, I was searching for something...first a new fitness program, a way to lose about 10 pounds or so, and a way to bring in some extra income for our family!

5-Day Coaching Sneak Peek, What is a beachbody coach?  Julie Little Fitness,

At the time I started researching fitness programs, I had heard of Beachbody, but had NO idea there was a business opportunity attached to it as well.  The more digging I started to do about the fitness programs (at the time I was checking out T25),  the more I continuted to come across the coaching opportunity!  So, that led me to digging for more information into coaching.  I immediately saw the value in coaching and knew this would be a great way to not only keep me motivated to reaching my health/fitness goals, but also to help out our family income yet still be able to be at home.  So, I jumped on the opportunity!!

The last 2 years as a coach has made such a difference in our lives.  I'm the most consistent with my exercise than I've ever been in my life, I've been able to pay for family vacations and "incidentals" that always creep into our spending, I've gained amazing new friendships and helped so many people reach their health and fitness goals!  I've been able to set, reach and set new goals, both personally and financially!

So, now what?

With the kids going back to school and you finding yourself with a little more time on your hands, NOW is the perfect time to join my amazing team of coaches!  Maybe you're needing to pay off some of the "summer activities" or you're finding that in your "summer fun" you've inadvertently gained a bit of extra weight and need to get it off...well, that's ok!  I can help!!

By joining my team you can:

  1. Work with me and my team, Team Ignite Your Life, and learn how to grow a successful business.
  2. Get yourself back into shape after a summer of fun with the kids or with friends!  We'll help hold each other accountable to reaching our health and fitness goals!
  3. Get PAID to do something you love and are PASSIONATE about...helping others in their own health and fitness journey and by sharing your story and inspiring others!

You do NOT have to be a fitness expert, nutrition expert or even at your "goal weight".  Your story is unique to YOU and you have the ability to impact and change someone's life based on where YOU are right now in your journey!  You can inspire and change lives at any "weight"!  Being a successful coach takes passion, a heart for others, and a desire for the possibilities of change, for yourself and for others!

I'll be hosting a 5-day Sneak Peek into coaching.  Sharing with you how I got involved and my experiences as a coach, answering your questions you have about coaching and sharing other coaches experiences too!  This will be a group where you can ask questions and see if it's a right fit for you!

5-Day Coaching Sneak Peek, What is a beachbody coach?  Julie Little Fitness,

To Apply, please click the link:

Apply to Coaching Sneak Peak 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

CIZE Review and Meal Plan Review

Cize...the End of Exercise!  I've got to be 100% honest with you!  When I first heard about Cize, I rolled my eyes and thought it was ridiculous that they were coming out with a dance program!  WHY??  Well, because I've been a self-proclaimed "I CAN'T DANCE" girl!  I didn't grow up dancing, I've always been super self conscious about dancing and the way my body moves (or doesn't).  Like, SUPER self-conscious.  In fact, honestly one of my biggest fears if having to dance in front of people!
Cize Review and Meal Plan Review - Anyone can dance!, Julie Little Fitness say the least I was NOT excited for this program!

I had the opportunity to try it out once a few months before it was released, and even through feeling so embarrassed, I actually had a good time and started to change my mind about the program!

Fast forward a couple months and one dance routine was released on Beachbody On Demand.  So...I tried it out.  Again, feeling like a complete idiot (but at least I felt that way in my own home!), I did it anyways and my mind was now open to this new program!  

  • Fun
  • Easy to follow
  • Easy to Learn
  • Anyone can do this
  • Step by Step instructions
Well, now that I have done Cize for about 2 weeks.  I will say with complete, 100% honesty, I LOVE Cize!  I won't say I'm any expert (at all), and I "think" that I look a ton better than I actually do while I'm dancing!  But, it is SO much fun and I am actually getting better at dancing!!

Cize Review and Meal Plan Review - Anyone can dance!, Julie Little Fitness

Shaun T does an AWESOME job at setting it up for you.  If you would have told me I would be doing these entire choreographed dance routines I would have laughed in your face.  What happens is that Shaun T will break down every single move of the routine.  He does it in a way that even beginners (like me) can understand and make your body move that way!  Literally, step by step.  He'll first do it in slow time, then when you're used to that move, he picks it up in full tempo but you are constantly starting over from the beginning and going back thru the routine.  So once you've hit every move in the routine, you've gotten very comfortable with the moves and fell SUCCESSFUL when dancing!!  

When Shaun T says ANYONE can dance...he means it!

This isn't pretty, but I'm learning!  :)

My heart rate monitor is out of batteries and I haven't gotten it fixed so I don't know the exact calories I burned.  But I will tell you I am out of breath and sweating every time I do this!  So the answer is YES, you do get a good workout!!

Cize Review and Meal Plan Review - Anyone can dance!, Julie Little Fitness

The dance routines range from 35 minutes to 45 minutes!  But it goes super fact because you're having such a great time!  There are 6 different increasingly difficult routines!

Shaun T takes you through the moves step by step...easy to learn!

Honestly...this program is for ANYONE!  Beginner to advanced dancers and any and everything in between!  You'll get a great workout, learn some new moves and have a blast while doing it!

Cize Review and Meal Plan Review - Anyone can dance!, Julie Little Fitness

The Cize meal plan really follows the guidelines of the 21 Day Fix containers, which I think is a really brilliant meal plan!  It will help you with your portions and amounts you need for the day to give you the best success in your nutrition/fitness program.  Plus when you pair it with Shakeology, it's just one more successfully packed program all around!  If you need ideas for the meal plan, check out my 21 Day Fix Meal Plan guides!!

Are you ready to CIZE IT UP?  If you are...I'd love to get you plugged into an accountability group too to give you the extra support and accountability that you need to reach your health and fitness goals.  If you are not already working with a coach and would like to be a part of this group, please fill out the application below!  

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Monday, August 3, 2015

21 Days of Back to School Basics - Back into the Routine!

21 Days of Back to School Basics - Back into the Routine!, 21 Day Fix, Julie Little

School's almost here!!  Can you believe it??  Summer went way too quickly!!

Well, with summer ending soon (maybe sooner for some than others), it's always a great time to get back into "The Routine"...  Your routine may look different than others, but nonetheless I think ALL moms can relate to getting back into A ROUTINE of some sort!  For me, by the time summer ends, my brain is SO ready for more of a routine than what we keep in summer!

What does ROUTINE look like for you?  What do you WANT it to look like?

21 Days of Back to School Basics - Back into the Routine!, 21 Day Fix, Julie Little

I want to INVITE you to be a part of my upcoming 21 Day Back to School Basics Challenge Group!

This will be an Exclusive 21 Day Fix "Back to School Basics"  will be starting on August 17th.  New School Year... New Routine - This is meant to help you - not make you overwhelmed!   I will walk you through the 21 Day Fix program and meal plan.  
21 Days of Back to School Basics - Back into the Routine!, 21 Day Fix, No Excuses, Julie Little
You'll learn how to eat healthy despite your crazy busy schedule.  Remember...the crazy and busyness never ends!  

This is not a group of rigidity and finger pointing if you miss a workout or eat an "unhealthy" meal (it's OK, we are human).  It's a place for you to LEARN how to eat healthy and take care of YOU during your most busy season of life!

Get Back to the Basics and find your Routine
In this group we're going to be addressing the basics of:
  •  Clean eating
  •  Making time for yourself (take care of YOU so you can take care of your family)
  •  Getting your kids out to school with healthy lunches and snacks
  •  Quick and Easy Healthy Dinners (crockpot meals too)
 ~~  Will you join me?  ~~

21 Days of Back to School Basics - Back into the Routine!, 21 Day Fix, Julie Little

-- Back to School Basics Group Requirements --
  •  Bring a great attitude to the group
  •  Allow yourself to learn thru mistakes, you're human!
  •  Have FUN
  •  I must be your Beachbody Coach
  •  You'll need to purchase the 21 Day Fix (or Extreme) Challenge Pack (thru me as your coach)
This combo pack includes the 21 Day Fix AND the 30 day supply of Shakeology 
(this is 30 meals of a super nutrient dense meal replacement, with over 70 Super Foods, vitamins and nutrients).


Awesome news...this 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack is ON SALE right now until August 10th!!  If you're ready to make a change and start a new routine this school year, please fill out the application below

***Bonus - Refer a friend who purchases a Challenge Pack 
and you'll receive a $15 Gift Card!!***

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