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Celebrating World Down syndrome Day our Journey!

Today around the world many are celebrating World Down syndrome day!!
It’s a chance to celebrate the families around the world that love and are touched by Down Syndrome in their lives!

I want to share today a little bit of our journey with Down syndrome!!

15 years ago I was found out my son was going to be born with Down syndrome! I was 26 weeks along in my pregnancy! A pregnancy that wan’t suppose to happen! I was in the middle of a divorce and when I found out he had Down syndrome I was also told he may not survive the next 24 hours. They asked me if I wanted to abort my son! It left in tears I was heart broken, I was devastated that they would even ask me that.

I knew very little about Trisomy 21 other wise known as Down syndrome!! I didn’t know what our future held for us, and I didn’t know how I was going to do it alone!! I just new that this was a gift from god and our adventures began!!

Today my son is 15 and every day I feel blessed to be his mom!! 

He will make you laugh, he will bring the kid in you out! He has a huge heart and loves everyone!!
Is it easy?  Hell no it is not easy!
My son also has Autism! He is has very limited speech, he has moderate to severe hearing loss, and some other health issues!!  These don’t make is hard!  What makes it hard though are not his abilities or lack of it is the road blocks that society places in his way!!

Road blocks to quality medical without having to go thousands of miles, road blocks to go to school with peers that are typical, road blocks with day cares and after school programs so the parents can work outside the home, road blocks on a system that is not up to par!!

This is why we celebrate World Down syndrome Day!

It raises the awareness! It raises funding for further research! It brings people and communities together to celebrate these angels! Because honestly that is what they are! You will never meet anyone else so inocent as a person with Down syndrome! They don’t know hate! It is not in them to see the ugliness of the world! They only see the good!!

Every day as Christopher’s Mom I do everything I can to give him a life worth living! This is why I do what I do! Many of our families suffer either from health or poverty and there is no reason for it!!

So Why 21 March?

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

These people, these children deserve to be respected and treated just like everyone else and unfortunately that is not the situation!! Because they learn and act a little different, maybe it is they don’t talk well or not at all; what ever it is there is still so much seclusion happening!! I see it every day with my son!!

He will walk in a room and light it up with his smile!! His laughter will be so hard it rattles the walls!! Small accomplishments bring great pride!! 

He loves Music and movies! He loves to go camping!! He is a great swimmer and loves to be on the boat!!! He is just like you and me but with an extra special twist! 

 

 

                                     

Every Task, Every Day Is A BIG DEAL!!! 

 

 

 

Loving Life One Day At A TIME !!

For more information on World Down syndrome day click here https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/about-wdsd   Or just follow us and our journey through life on my page http://www.facebook.com/coachdebbieforand

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Don’t Make A New Years Resolution! I have Something Better!!

Apply for our 80 Day Obsession Launch Group

 

 

 

 

***Don’t Miss This Opportunity***

 

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Autumn Calabrese. Many Are!! She has changed so many lives with her 21 Day Fix Program, including mine!! So.. I’m super stoked for this!! Especially since it targets abs and BUTT… an area of mine that I really need the help with but so many do. As we grow older these areas are the hardest to conquer!

 

With this program there are actually 80 separate workouts, crazy right???  You read that right!! No time to get bored!!  You actually get to see the program in real-time, and watch the bodies of the cast change as the workouts progress — including Autumn’s. So far the cast and test groups progress pics are Mind Blowing …  CHECK OUT TRANSFORMATIONS HERE 

 

I will be hosting a real-time 80-Day Obsession LAUNCH group in January, with a COUNTDOWN TO OBSESSION group starting Dec 20th – available by invitation only.  APPLY HERE

 

The packages which include Equipment will be launching December 14th!

JOIN MY FB EVENT to get updates on the release

The focus of 80 Day Obsession is 3-fold. 

1. Build the glutes.  Yes, we all want a great looking back side but its just as important to have a strong butt.  That’s right, glutes are a big muscle that do a lot of work.  We spend a lot of our day sitting on our butts, we need to get those muscles firing and functioning properly.

2. Reduce total body fat, especially in the stubborn belly area and

3. Emphasize the right kind of core work to get flat but defined abdominal’s. It’s no secret that I’ve wanted to build my butt and I’ve been working on it for awhile now. This program proves that with the right combination of exercises and timed nutrition – shaped,  firm glutes that look good and function even better doesn’t have to be restricted to the genetically gifted. The booty is made of muscle and just like any other muscle in the body, it can be built and sculpted.

 

The focus of 80 Day Obsession is exciting, but what I’m even more excited about is the way I get to deliver it to you over the course of 13 weeks. This isn’t 7 workouts on repeat. Every workout is unique in some way so I keep your body (and your mind) guessing and you never get bored. It’s how I would train you if you were a personal client meeting me in the gym every day.

  • 16 functional and foundational workout routines
  • 45-60 minutes in length
  • 3 total phases with new workouts and moves for each phase
  • Weekly changes to the reps, weights and intensity of that phases’ workouts so you never repeat the exact same workout.
  • Weights, sliders, loops, and HIIT cardio moves to create a lean, sculpted and STRONG body.

I know the lingering question on everyone’s mind is what about the food! Here’s the deal. It’s simple, it’s delicious and it’s gonna get you the results you want. It is  timed and based on your consumption of carbs, fat and especially protein so that your nutrition is actually doing a lot of the work for you when it comes to body shaping and fat burning. Your meals are timed around your actual workout to help grow and firm the muscles you’re working.

 

I’m confident you guys are going to love this macro-nutrition program because it takes all the guess work out. IT literally tellX you exactly how to eat AND when to eat and we use the familiar container system from 21 Day Fix to make sure you’re getting the right portion and combination of each food group when your body needs it most.

 

While abs and booty may be a primary objective, this program is designed for your body to function optimally, to be lean, but shockingly strong. Yes, a great looking body is nice, but a great looking body that works well, moves well and feels great is truly a gift!

 

One last thing… I went with the word “obsession” because to achieve the kind of results this program delivers in just under three months takes a specific type of focus. You could say we’re becoming obsessed with the process, obsessed with the details that help move us forward, obsessed with self-care and obsessed with making physical, mental and even nutritional gains.

What equipment is required  for 80 Day Obsession?

 

You will some dumbbells (light, medium and heavy), strength slides, and resistance loops. The resistance loops and slides are available on TeamBeachbody.com  so you can get them before the program launches. Log in to your account if you have one or click here.
Please NOTE: If you do not have an account yet, you will need to speak to me to get your started RIGHT!!

 

What is the 80 Day Obsession Nutrition Plan Like?

Let’s Talk Food!!! 
80 Day Obsession follows a TIMED NUTRITION format to optimize muscle performance and recovery with the portion fix container system.

You’ll get small, frequent meals. You never go longer than 3 hours without eating. You have a 6-hour workout block. The pre workout meal is one hour before you work out. You’ll take your Energize 15-20 minutes before your workout. Then, you’ll have your post-workout Recover within an hour of your workout. Your post-workout meal will be consumed within 2 hours of your workout, then again every 2 1/2 to 3 hours after that.

It will be helpful for you to prep meals to bring along with you on the go (make sure you have a small cooler!). You can only get the best results with this program if you actually follow the plan.

How does the 80 Day Obsession Nutrition Plan Differ from 21 Day Fix?

Like the 21 Day Fix, you will calculate your calculate your calorie bracket (A, B, C or D) based on your current weight, your weight loss goals. It uses the very same color-coded portion fix containers that the 21 Day Fix does. However, the 80 Day Obsession Meal Plan takes things a step further by telling you which macronutrients to eat when.

Many of you will actually be consuming more food than you typically do. You will need to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs. Cutting calories too drastically can put you into deprivation mode, where you lack energy, and you experience cravings that are hard to control. Because the 80 Day Obsession Workout Plan is so challenging, you will need to make sure you have enough fuel to get you through it.

With 80 Day Obsession, you’ll also get a “Refeed” day where you get to indulge in extra carbs to build up glycogen stores. This happens around week six, and every few weeks after that.

Looking for daily motivation, inspiration, clean eating recipes and fitness tips…….

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Are looking for a coach, friend, someone to relate to YOUR struggles, celebrate your victories and overall SUPPORT your journey????

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WAIT THERE IS MORE!! ⬇⬇⬇⬇

It Was Announced that ALL COACHES on our team will have the opportunity to participate in a special COACH-ONLY test group with Autumn Calabrese herself.  The group will take place on Facebook in a closed group.

 

If you plan on or have even thought about enrolling for our 80 Day Obsession Launch Group in January, you can use this opportunity to enroll as a coach and have your initial enrollment fee WAIVED.  Plus, this also gets you into the EXCLUSIVE COACH TEST GROUP!  You must apply before January 14th.

Apply below and I will get you all the details.
http://bit.ly/80daylaunch 

 

IMPORTANT:  There are no obligations to “work” as a coach at all.  You can simply enroll as a coach in name only to receive the coach discount and entry to the Group.

 

Message Me on Facebook for details  

http://bit.ly/80daylaunch 

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Did You Hear?? Beachbody Is Going International!

The day that I have not so patiently been waiting is almost here!!!
The Beachbody Coaching opportunity is going international! WHAT WHAT!!
What does this mean???  Where are we headed?
I don’t know yet, all that we have been told by corporate is that we are going to be opening in a new market later this year and I am beyond excited! If you want to be the first to know when we hear where we are headed be sure to fill out the form on this page!

So what does this mean?

I have people who have seen my transformation and ask me about my online health groups all the time who do not live in the United States or Canada and I am always super bummed about this.  Shakeolgy, Beachbody On Demand and many of the programs, and even the Coaching Opportunity have been exclusive to Canada and the USA. I even get people who have been doing Beachbody Programs for years either purchased through an infomercial or moved out of country; and they have been getting amazing results and even helping other people through their own weight loss journey’s but they cannot take the next step and become a paid Coach because of where they live.

Soon this will change!!
We will enter one new market this year and in my opinion this means that we will continue expanding into even more markets soon. I am so excited to make TEAM LILI  a worldwide force. It was 2 years ago I made it my passion to help and empower as many people as I can to take action on their health and fitness and get focused on living their best life for them and their family!!   So now I am excited about expanding to a market that has been waiting!! We have a strong passionate team and I’m looking for more rock-stars who really want to take this to the TOP and link arms with us. I cannot wait to continue this journey with even more wonderful people from around the world!

If you want to be the first to know when we hear where we are headed be sure to fill out the form on this page!

 

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Beachbody Coaching is headed international!! I am beyond excited to share the Coaching Opportunity with you. Be sure to fill out the form to be among the first to know where we are headed and when!

 

 

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