Stacy Rody
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Stacy Rody

  • Weekend Weight Loss Tips!

    Weekend weight loss tips:

    Use these weight loss tips.  Don’t turn your back on your goals this weekend.  I promise you’ll regret it. I’ve done this way too many times and I always feel super bummed on Monday. You work so hard during the week and the weekend should be fun but still in alignment with your goals. Here’s some weight loss tips for you:

    1. Do an extended cardio session. ?Take a long walk or run and get your mind ready for the week ahead.

    2. Give yourself one treat meal and enjoy it -guilt free. ??Make sure your other meals are fueling you and you’re also getting your water in. I get just on the weekends and let my meals/water take a back seat. Keep track and focus on it.

    3. Spend time prepping and shopping for the week ahead. This will save you more time and energy on those busy weekdays. Cook some meats, cut veggies and pre-cook rice or quinoa.

    4. Catch up on sleep, don’t deplete it. Proper sleep helps your body fight sickness and repairs it for better workouts.

    ❤Have so much fun but keep those goals in the back of your mind!! It is not an easy road at all but an ever so necessary one..  It is also not at all something you want to skip.  I have skipped it many times and have suffered the consequences.  I love having accountability!  Having a group of women, pushing you on is so important.  I know you can do anything, I’m your biggest fan! ❤

    Remember that moderation is a huge key as well.  I seem to always forget to mention this one.  Just keep things palm sized.  You don’t need your entire arm!!  Keep up the hard work and dedication.  Thanks for checking out my weight loss tips.


  • Transformation Tuesday from Quebec!


    Genevieve blows me away with this transformation Tuesday! She is a full time working mom and takes pride in her health every day. Here is a peek into her story and life ——->>>>>

    “I did not lose much, less than 10 pounds. But the daily balance is my best tool to measure my progress. I prefer to look at how my clothes fit, take my measurements and some pictures. I’ve worked out for about 20 years, many years of running and gyms. I will be 40 soon. Honestly, I have never felt so well and healthy since I discovered Shakeology. The nutrients keep me going on the days I don’t have time to eat breakfast or lunch. The battle is a daily one. It’s not easy but I have to say I look and feel better than I ever have.”

    Her French text says “I am too tired, I have a busy week but I can do it!! ”

    Excuses don’t lead us to our final destination. Avoiding them is what takes you places. If you mess up, know there will be another opportunity to make a better choice. Get back on the right path and don’t worry about being perfect. Even if it takes longer than you thought, keep running to your destination.

    I feel the exact same way as her! The daily habits are the ones we master, not getting on the scale. I love to brag on my fellow team mates because they work so hard not only on themselves but with all of their clients.

    Well done my friend and thank you for letting me share part of your journey. I wish we lived closer!!! Maybe a trip to Quebec is in order someday soon XO  Another successful transformation Tuesday thanks Genevieve…you inspire me!


  • Read the Nutrition Label! It is Important!

    Nutrition Label and Dried Fruit 101:

    I was in Costco (again) ?today and wanted to make a post to explain the importance of reading a nutrition label. On the left is your average dried fruit. Refined sugar and yucky preservatives. I almost bought it before I flipped it over and read what was in it.

    I can’t tell you how many times in my life I have not flipped my product over and read the nutrition label.  It is a failure I look to change.  I think it is putting it in my phone when I go to the grocery store, so I remember, and after a while it should become a habit.  But it is so important, because look at what you fine!

    The one on the right is organic and only ONE ingredient. Just the way it should be. If you are going to pay the money you may as well get the best product. Your body will thank you! I promise it will! ????

    Mango comp

  • Paleo and Gluten-Free Meal Plan!

    Gluten-free meal plan?  Paleo?  I don’t need any of that stuff…. little did I know.  It feels like yesterday that I was pregnant with my baby boy and this sweet girl and I would roam around town doing whatever we wanted. We mainly ended up at a Starbucks because we’d split a Chonga bagel as our snack. Almost every day.  I am a licensed esthetician and I worked right up the road from a wonderful little restaurant!  It was called Taco Time!  Yep, one of my favorite fast food stops.  I would get done with a client, go grab a couple crispy burritos, a Coke and head back to work.

    My second pregnancy was much harder and I couldn’t figure out why. Bloated, tired, swollen are words I used often. I would talk to my midwife and chiropractor and a few times they both said to me, “sounds like a gluten allergy.”

    I obviously didn’t want to hear that because the thought of going “gluten-free” sounded so overwhelming. So intense. Plus, breaking up with the Chonga bagel and fast food was overwhelming to consider while pregnant. So I did what any other busy mom would do. I waited until conditions worsened. Baby girl had a diaper rash that would not leave and my hand eczema was getting more intense. I remember having that full, swollen feeling during my #HIIT workouts, too. Jumping would hurt.

    Immediately my doctor took us both off gluten as soon as she saw our conditions. She saw the writing on the wall instantly. If I snuck some bread or pizza after I had cut gluten out, I would look 5 months pregnant again almost instantly. ??  It was time for a gluten-free meal plan!

    I share this to tell you that living this lifestyle has helped my fitness results a TON!! I’ve learned to pre-plan before parties and events because I can’t eat most of the food there. I am forced to eat more whole foods because processed and packaged foods usually make me feel yuck. It also keeps me away from maple bars ?!!


    I run groups on Facebook all the time.  This free, 5 day #Paleo and gluten-free meal plan group is one I run on a continual basis. You’ll have a sneak peek into the foods we eat, new recipes for you to try and hopefully pick up a new habit or meal idea.

    It’s a free private group you’ll have access to so go to this LINK and fill out your info!  Remember to invite a friend.  The gluten-free meal plan can always use new ideas!  The more the merrier!

    #mealplan #newideas #health #byebyebloat
    It’s gonna be fun!!!??????

    Free Group Paleo

  • Stop Procrastinating and Feel Free!

    Stop Procrastinating …Get it Done!

    Life can be hard.  Life can be busy, hectic, crazy.  You name it we will have an excuse for it.  Keeping my daily schedule is the key to stop procrastinating!  Setting an alarm, actually getting up when it goes off, and having a strategic plan is the most important part.  I think the book “Eat That Frog!” is one of the best resources for breaking down how to get things done, to stop procrastinating.

    I used to be the queen of procrastination!! I’ve been learning to change. When the opportunity is there, I take it. It actually feels good to move on and get done. To FEEL FREE from my old habits.  Making lists,

    I’ve been struggling with my daily dedication to my schedule lately. I stay up too late or don’t get my essential reading in! Anyone with me? I could get so mad at myself and have bigger set backs or just GET TO IT!!

    Today is a new day, God’s mercies are new each morning and we are free to make the right choices and freedoms in our lives!

    ‪#‎change‬ ‪#‎priorities‬ ‪#‎schedule‬ ‪#‎workhard‬ ‪#‎playhard‬

    feel free

  • Healthy Gluten-Free Lunch for the Kiddos!

    A Kid Friendly Gluten-Free Lunch

    Oh school….how I miss my baby girl!  She is in all day kindergarten and I have to come up a gluten-free lunch everyday.  It has killed me to not hear her beautiful melodic voice throughout the house during the day.  To watch her color a drawing, running over to me to have me give her approval, then squealing with joy when I say I love it. I will miss watching her mumble to herself as she plays with her toys, in her own little creative world.  I will miss those feet stomping through the house as she is focused on finding this or that.  Okay…enough of my mommy depression!! 😉

    After about two weeks of gluten-free lunch packing, I have gotten a bit better. Here is a look into what Sam eats:

    Applegate roasted turkey
    Van’s gluten-free cheese crackers
    Strawberries and Cucumbers

    But the best part is……..frilly toothpicks! They make it more fun.  Finding those little things that make it special are Sam and my special little bond.  She loves those little things as much as me!  My husband just roles his eyes, but it is so amazing to see that little sparkle in her eyes.  She has even mentioned it when she gets home after the long day.  It makes it so worth it!

    Oh, and she’s a true girl which means a little dark chocolate to get her thru the day ???


  • Be a Rolemodel, Kids are Always Watching!

    Being a Rolemodel

    Is it possible to be a rolemodel?  I feel we mess up so very much, so much of the time.  When I think about the cycle of craziness we’ve been through with our health and fitness goals it makes me a little loco. After all these years together we have definitely had some good and bad moments.  Our two children have now seen a lot of it!

    My husband, Matt, really made a change and really stepped up as a rolemodel for our family in 2012.  He started with P90X.  He was super focused….unfortunately while I was pregnant! ?  (He lost 65 pounds to be exact).  I’d be focused and he’d be too busy with work..the list goes on. It is for sure easier to do it together but if for some reason your guy isn’t on the same page, it’s your job to be the rolemodel.

    I promise if you stick to it and stay true to your goals, your kids will follow you. They will see your better moods. Your energy levels increase. You sleeping like a baby.  They will see you being consistent.  They will see the discipline, the hardwork, the blood, sweat and tears.  They are always watching, so you are by default, their rolemodel…whether you like it or not.

    Our kids love to run, try to do push ups, do yoga moves better than me half the time!  They are my inspiration, yet we have to take that mantle and be their inspiration!  It is all about loving them and leading them in being what we want them to become!  We need to expect the best for them.  Allow them to dream whatever they want and help them achieve those dreams, no matter how crazy they seem.  Giving them confidence in everything, allowing them the freedom to take flight.  But they must see the practice, the truth it takes day to day to make those dreams come true.  We must be their rolemodel, making an effort to be the best for them.

    Be that rolemodel for what you want to see in them. Plus, if we do the grocery shopping, then we get to choose the menu! They will appreciate as they grow older and start understanding the importance of fitness and nutrition!?


  • Makeup Concealer Tips from a Makeup Artist!

    Makeup Concealer Tips!

    Here is the down low on my makeup concealer tips.  I take it on the inside corner by the bridge of the nose (we always need brightness there) and then make sure to touch the outside corner. We don’t really have darkness all the way under the eye so I only use it where there is discoloration. That way extra product is not sitting in my smile lines. On the lookout for a new under eye concealer though. Was using Laura Mercier. Thinking Nars is next!  Oh and Sephora is the place to go to pick these up!

    Now time to check in my challenge groups and see what these fit mamas are up to!  Thanks for checking out my makeup concealer tips, that will teach you how to be beautiful in covering up those puffy eyes!

    ‪#‎makeuptips‬ ‪#‎makeup‬ ‪#‎darkeyecircles‬

    make up tip

  • Getting the right Nutrition with Shakeology!

    Nutrition with Shakeology

    This mama does not have time to worry about getting a ton of veggies in as I run the kids around all day. I also don’t have time to get sick. Since we’ve been drinking this yummy goodness for three years straight, our household has been way healthier. Sure we get sick but it lasts 2 days not 5-6.  Shakeology has been a godsend.  It really has had a major impact.  Some the other things we have noticed is our hair growing faster, nails growing quicker and stronger, better sleep and much more regular bowel movements!  Yep, I said it.

    I believe that food can act like poison to our bodies or it can heal and fuel them. I’m just passionate about sharing what I love and what has maintained our weight.  Shakeology is something we have everyday.  My husband, my kids and myself.  If we do get sick, we usually have it twice a day.  It is a non-negotiable in our household and a great way to get 70+ superfoods.  It also is a meal replacement.  I actually have it for breakfast most the time and it works great!

    No more yo-yoing. No more fad diets. Just simple nutrients. Wish I would have known about it sooner. #payitforward #healthfirst #fivebucksaday #usedtospendmoreonTacobell

  • A Simple and Quick way to Prepare Roasted Asparagus!

    Roasted Asparagus Tip!

    Roasted Asparagus is one of our favorite veggies. If I don’t watch my plate, my daughter will sneak extra for herself!  My husband wants to eat his portion as well as everyone else’s and our son eats it right away….it is magical!

    I break off the hard ends, drizzle a little avocado oil on them and sprinkle Trader Joe’s garlic salt. I stick them right on the top rack of the oven and broil at 500 for about 5 minutes. You have to watch them. I heard it said once, “You don’t actually cook asparagus-you just threaten to cook it.” ?  It really is the most simple meal.  We have roasted asparagus at least once a week, preferably two to three times per week.

    There are some great vitamins in roasted asparagus, and if the kids like it, I’ll take it!  It is an excellent source of all kinds of vitamins and minerals.  I could try to explain them all to you, but I would rather have you hear it from the Nutritionist, Cheryl Forberg RD.  She is a New York Times best-selling author.  She is also the nutritionist for The Biggest Loser.  In an article “5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know”, she gives us a full breakdown of how great asparagus really is for us!

    1. It’s loaded with nutrients: Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium.  Chromium is a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
    2. This herbaceous plant, along with avocado, kale and Brussels sprouts, is a particularly rich source of glutathione. This is a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers.
    3. Asparagus is packed with antioxidants, ranking among the top fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This, according to preliminary research, may help slow the aging process.
    4. Another anti-aging property of this delicious spring veggie is that it may help our brains fight cognitive decline. Like leafy greens, asparagus delivers folate, which works with vitamin B12, found in fish, poultry, meat and dairy, to help prevent cognitive impairment. In a study from Tufts University, older adults with healthy levels of folate and B12 performed better on a test of response speed and mental flexibility. (If you’re 50-plus, be sure you’re getting enough B12: your ability to absorb it decreases with age.)
    5. One more benefit of asparagus: It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic, and increased urination not only releases fluid but helps rid the body of excess salts. This is especially beneficial for people who suffer from edema (an accumulation of fluids in the body’s tissues). It is also for those who have high blood pressure or other heart-related diseases.

    So there you have it!  If you weren’t eating roasted asparagus, or having your kids eat it, you now know what you’re missing.  You now know how amazing it is for our bodies!  So go have some amazing roasted asparagus.  Put something in your body that will change you forever.  Become more healthy.  Roasted asparagus fit perfect in a green container if you are on the 21 Day Fix!


    Asparagus Tip