Saturday, May 31, 2014

BeachBody- What is it?


I have started up my Beachbody business and I am ready to W O R K O U T !!

You've seen the commercials, heard of P90X, T25, Hip Hop Abs, but do you know what they are all about?  Well, allow me to introduce myself!  

Hi, I am Kel Amstutz, hopefully I will get to be YOUR coach!  I am so excited to be a part of Beachbody, again!  I have signed on to change my life and hopefully someone else's life as well.  I am very excited and Pumped Up about this exciting career.  I would love to tell you what BeachBody is all about, have you join in on my Challenges and see what I am all about as a BeachBody coach and what this business opportunity means to me!

Healthy lifestyle inspiration♥ This breaks it down for me in a way I've never thought of.
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 Starting tomorrow, June 1st, I am launching my first Group to start a Mean Abs, June challenge, for free.  All you have to do is join my facebook group and document your results, share your food ideas and report on your workouts and progress.  It is really that easy!  I will be doing my best to encourage all and keep everyone moving to losing those lbs. and inches!!  I will also be participating in the challenge and documenting my results.  I would also like to encourage everyone to looking into Beachbody and Shakeology.  I will be drinking the Shakeology during my June challenge and hopefully will help others to see the benefits of Shakeology in your own diet.  
Speaking of Shakeolo....what? 

What is Shakeology?  I know it is usually the first question I get.  Then I see the faces and then the animosity about a Protein drink/Meal Replacement.  I can hear your grumbles from here!  All I can say is, don't knock it until you try it! I was one of YOU, I was against the Shakeology, wanted nothing to do with the "Drink" part of getting Fit.  My Coach had me try it and guess what, I have been hooked ever since!  I even tried a few other brands when I had to leave BeachBody last year (personal reasons - 1 income with 2 houses is not an easy feat!) and all I can say is YUCK!  It was NOT Shakeology and guess what, I will never drink anything BUT Shakeology.  That is saying something because I am one Picky Princess!

So, enough about me, let's talk about Shakeology. Here are the facts: 

I love Shakeology!!!
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What's in Shakeology?

Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build muscle and reduce food cravings*
  • Help build and repair muscles
  • Reduce hunger and food cravings
  • Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology include whey protein isolate, an easily absorbable source of high-quality protein that's ideal for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate include high-quality plant proteins from brown rice, pea and other sources. Essential amino acids, found in these proteins, help the body repair muscle tissue and heal wounds; and reduce hunger pangs. The protein in all Shakeology products provides a highly bioavailable source of essential amino acids.

Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption*
  • Aids digestion
  • Support a healthy intestinal tract
  • Increase absorption of nutrients
  • Shakeology contains many ingredients that are beneficial to the digestive system.
  • Prebiotics, natural components of certain plants, help support the "friendly" bacteria in your digestive tract.
  • Probiotics are strains of live good bacteria that help with the digestive process. They assist the body in absorbing nutrients and minerals, bring an overall balance to the digestive tract, and help support the immune system.
  • Digestive enzymes, from sources such as pineapples and papayas, help your body break down food into its individual components, making the nutrients easier to absorb.

  • Help promote a strong immune system
  • Help increase energy
  • Help protect the body from stress
  • Help balance endocrine hormones and the immune system
  • Adaptogens are special herbs that grow in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations, atop mountains where the soil is rocky and oxygen in the air is thin. Because these plants have to adapt to harsh conditions, they have highly concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, provide energy, and maintain a strong immune system. Shakeology has a total of 9 adaptogens. Which is more than any other shake out there.

Antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant-sourced ingredients) may help maintain health*
  • Help neutralize harmful free radicals
  • Help decrease inflammation
  • Help maintain the immune system
  • Potentially decrease the risk of degenerative diseases
  • Many of Shakeology's fruit and vegetable sources have been chosen for their high concentration of healthy natural substances known as phytonutrients, including flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and catechins. These substances have antioxidant properties, meaning they help neutralize molecules known as free radicals, which damage cells and may contribute to the aging process. In laboratory tests, phytonutrients have shown promise in helping prevent a wide variety of degenerative conditions.

23 Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health*
  • Get a wide range of essential nutrients
  • Get your necessary vitamins every day
  • Make up for dietary deficiencies
  • Most of us don't get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they're flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food. Shakeology Chocolate and Greenberry provide all these nutrients in an easy-to-take form, so you never have to worry. (Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate do not have the vitamin and mineral ingredients added.)

Click the below links for the complete list of ingredients and nutritional facts for each flavor:
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Warning: Processed in a facility that also processes soy, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish and shellfish. This product should be used as a dietary supplement only. Those with medical concerns should consult their physician prior to using this or any other dietary supplement.

Is Shakeology "certified" as a meal replacement?

Shakeology is a dietary supplement that when prepared with certain liquids, healthy ingredients, and/or fruit can contain enough calories to replace a meal. As with all dietary supplements, Shakeology is designed to supplement your healthy diet and not be the only source of nutrition throughout the day. Shakeology is not recommended to replace more than two meals per day.
Are you curious yet?  Please check out my website for more information:
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I will be starting my coaching Journey with the 21 Day Fix, which is available for $160 and includes the workout DVD's with Autumn, the containers for food portioning and a 30 day supply of Shakeology, you pick your flavor.  Right now we also have a box of individual packets of Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry!
Shakeology!  Is it worth the money?!?!  Look at this chart!!                        
All this for $160 - plus me as your Coach to help keep you moving forward so you reach your goals!!  Maybe you want more, if your interested in Coaching, email me at: and I will help answer your questions and get you moving towards you new coaching career too!
Join my facebook group at: Fit Club with Kel 
Thanks all and Let's Do This!!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hot Topic!!! Your kids and Toy Guns- what is your stance?

Toy Guns for your kids? 

1950’s toy guns

So, here we are, my little family of four, standing at Bass Pro, checking out the "kids" section.  

My little ladies see these popper guns, you know the ones, they have a cork that "POPs" when you pull the trigger...its kind of large and of course P I N K and my girls want one! 

Hubby of course if all for it.. I am kind of apprehensive.  I mean, there is this thing in society of "doing the right thing" in regards to Parenting. 

What would you do? 

Toy guns are just that.  TOYS!  My Husband and I are both CCW certified and I even own my own firearm.  I was trained to use it, know the safety measures to take to make sure my family is safe, when not in use and also believe that in a situation where my family is in danger, I will shoot!  So, why was I apprehensive.  Wouldn't I, as a Parent, want my children to feel safe around firearms, ensuring that they know how to use them, in an emergency life or death situation?  Oey Vey... On some level YES, but it is so fuzzy.  With all the shootings in America over the years, and much more recently is that enough?  I mean, really think about it.  How many of these mass shootings have involved kids/teens who were educated on firearms?  Well, we don't really know, do we.  I would love to think that NONE of them have been properly trained to know when/how to use a firearm- apparently they missed the WHEN question, right!  A firearm is a killing machine.  Point blank, that is my stance!  Like I said, I have my firearm as a means of protection.  I do carry, let that be clear. Do my children know, nope.  They are five and three people!  So, that being said, and as a person, me being a Pro Firearms individual in this society, what is the big deal with a Toy Gun? 

That day, we did not buy Popper Guns.  I just feel that my children are too young and we will cross that road when they are a bit older and can understand!  It is kind of crazy though because we do play pirates and have Nerf swords that are at play in my household.  I just do not want to set that precedent that guns pointed at people to POP are OK.  Call me a hypocrite if you will, but that is just my personal feelings.  I think that my kiddos need to understand that you do not ever, under any circumstance point a gun at someone unless you are fearing for your life or in absolute danger.  Toy gun or real gun.  Doesn't start with play though? I mean, think about it, as a child you are acting out your imagination. So, you will most likely take these situations with you into Adulthood.  

Back to those swords that we play pirate with, I have been very careful to teach my girls that although we have sword fights, the importance of TOY swords vs. a sharp blade that can hurt, potentially kill someone. And I love the funny looks that I get when I say Kill.  My five year old always, always says, "Kill someone Dead, Mom."  Innocence.  A sword is not a gun.  There is control that a person has over a sword that they lack with an automatic gun, right. 

What are your views?  How do/did/will you handle this in your household?  

I will tell you that my Hubby thinks that I am absolutely ridiculous and even wanted to purchase a set of smaller guns with the powder pops- um, absolutely NO!  Luckily, these girls were more impressed with the stuffed animals that make noise, oh and Cotton Candy!  We walked out without Guns that trip. The next one, I can't be so sure.  

Here are some stories and views from others in regards to Guns at Play:

Parents Magazine:
"Parents" magazine that found that 71% of parents think it's okay for kids to play with toy guns. As a kid, I played with cap guns. I played with water guns.
And I this I I'm okay with my kid playing with water guns. I agree with you. My kids have water guns.
No problems? Not a big deal. I don't like the realistic ak-47s too much.
But a water gun. I think everybody's okay. I never let my kids have any type of toy guns.
No toys that represent a killing machine. I understand the feeling. But realistically -- A water gun is not a killing machine.
It's all about parental involvement and guidance. We all had water guns. And most of us did not grow up to be violent criminals.

Fox News:
TOY GUNS: 'Zero tolerance' toward schoolkids could backfire
Little boys around the nation keep getting in trouble for guns – whether they're made of plastic, formed by fingers or even fashioned from Pop-Tarts – but some experts say having "zero tolerance" for games children have played for centuries is turning the adults into bullies and backfiring on kids.
Elementary educators trying to discourage children from settling pretend beefs with pretend guns is nothing new. But in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting, and with the grownups increasingly polarized over the Second Amendment, rules for recess, on the bus and in the classroom have become stricter than ever.
Some say too strict.
"These zero-tolerance policies are psychotic, in the strict sense of the word: psychotic means ‘out of touch with reality,'" Dr. Leonard Sax, a Pennsylvania psychologist and family physician, and author of "Boys Adrift," told
In recent months, there have been several examples of children being disciplined for what was once seen as innocent role play.
A group of students was suspended this month from a Washington state elementary school for using Nerf dart guns as part of a math lesson, despite having permission from their teacher.
In March, second-grader Josh Welch was suspended from a Maryland elementary school after unknowingly biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun.
"I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top of it, and it kind of looked like a gun," Welch told a local Fox affiliate.
Last month, also in Maryland, a 5-year-old boy who brought an orange-tipped cap gun onto his Calvert County school bus was suspended for 10 days, according to his family and a lawyer. The child was grilled for more than two hours by a school principal and wet himself, according to his family.
Girls have been swept up in the phenomenon as well. In January, a fifth-grade student in Philadelphia broke down in tears after being scolded in front of her classmates for accidentally bringing to school a piece of paper that was folded into the shape of a gun and given to her by her grandfather. And a 6-year-old South Carolina girl was expelled after bringing a toy gun to school.
Sax said he worries about the long-term effect, particularly on boys, of being told the games they play make them bad.
"Out-of-touch policies such as these, which criminalize behaviors which have always been common among young kids, are contributing to the growing proportion of American kids, especially boys, who regard school as a stupid waste of time and who can't wait to get out of school so that they can get back to playing their video games," Sax said.
Dr. Dan Kindlon, a child psychology professor at Harvard University who specializes in behavioral problems of children and adolescents, said school administrators have a strong basis for delivering the anti-gun message to kids.
"It would seem to be an overreaction to discipline a 6-year-old for pretending his finger is a gun barrel, but I am sure that the specter of Sandy Hook, Columbine, et cetera, haunts the dreams of many school administrators," said Kindlon.
Sax doesn't disagree, but said those school administrators should get their point across in a less heavy-handed way.
"There are more effective ways to encourage good behavior and to discourage criminal behavior, without disengaging boys from school altogether," Sax said.
A Hayward, Calif., elementary school is planning a toy gun exchange for later this month, modeled after the exchanges law enforcement authorities hold to collect real guns. Kids who hand in the play weapons will get a book and a raffle ticket for a bicycle. Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill said he hopes rounding up the toy guns will stop kids from growing up to play with real ones.
"Playing with toy guns, saying ‘I'm going to shoot you,' desensitizes them, so as they get older, it's easier for them to use a real gun," Hill told the Mercury News.
While the toy gun trade-in may be a more reasonable way to address the issue than suspending or expelling children, Yih-Chau Chang, spokesman for Responsible Citizens of California, said kids can handle make-believe games, even if their educators can't.
"Having a group of children playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians is a normal part of growing up," Chang said.

I wanna do something like this.Shadow Box,Toy Gun and idea
Trying to Capture the Humor!  
I can see both views here and I do get it.  Maybe I am even a little enlightened by these readings, but at this time, we will not be purchasing until my girls can comprehend the educational information on firearms, real or fake!  This is my view and I totally understand that others will disagree, and I am OK with that.  Am I against firearms, absolutely not. I think that is why my views are so interesting, because I do believe in guns, I do believe in the legalization of them in our society but I also believe that education has to fall hand in hand with them.  If you are not educated on Gun Safety, you have no business carrying a firearms.  

As gunowners and parents teaching our kids to respect firearms, should children today be allowed to play with toy guns?
Gun Safety in the Home by Massad Ayoob
I would love your feedback!  Feel free to email me, or post a comment on my blog!  

Until next time!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Attention: Missing Blogger...

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

Where have I been? 

To Be better, think better and do better. All in regards to truth and kindness, in my book.

It is with a heavy heart that I have to acknowledge that I went missing! I have been under going a huge transformation to my life.  It has been a journey and guess what, I AM NOT DONE!

I woke up in late April and did not have to head off to work in the wee hours of the morning.  I got to take my time putting on my makeup, doing my hair and getting dressed.  I was able to spend time with my little ladies and most importantly, I was allowed to breathe!  Doesn't that sound stupid?  I mean, really, Kel, you did not do these things before?  My answer is No.  I was working before dawn, getting off right at lunch time and running around the city picking up kids, running mindless errands and exhausting myself with tedious tasks and chores inside the home. By the time I would look up, it was time to put my kids in the tub, rush them to bed and with the few minutes I had before I would crash in order to do this all again the next day, I was trying to get a blog post in. I am getting exhausted just reliving my life as it was.

Then, something happened. I took a work at home job and made the best decision of my life. I have been on a month long vacation and adjusting to me new life and guess what, I love it.  I am so much calmer, my pace has slowed down to a normal person, I am happy and energetic and valuing the things, however big or small, that are in my life.  I am able to see my hubby, converse with him and actually live with him!

So, I am on my work at home journey.  I was so unsure how I would feel about juggling the balance of work and home, within the home (I think this is a normal fear!) - and guess what, it is so awesome.  I have my "work" time and my "home" time.  I don't mix business with pleasure, instead I keep them separate. When I am on the clock, I work.  It is really that simple! For me, I am a different person!  I still have my kids go to my Moms, keeping their schedule consistent, but giving myself that "work" time to get all my important things completed while they are out of the house. 

This has honestly transformed me!  I am embarking on another journey that is all of my own.  I was a Beach Body coach last year for a hot minute and with the house finances and the other house finances, I had to back away to save money in order for our family to afford all the expenses.  But, now that the planets have aligned and I have a lot of body issues, it is time for this girl to kick my fitness into high gear!

So, allow me to introduce myself, Coach Kel Amstutz is in the building!  I am going to be working on my journey to get fit and lose 15 lbs.  All this, while working at home and as a Mom!

Yes we do

I also need to get back into my groove.  I had made a promise to myself to write everyday, hence my reason for having a blog in the first place!

I will welcome myself back, and let's get back into our Blog groove.  I will be a little more focused on health and fitness, so bear this with me!  If you are interested in joining me on this journey, please check out my BB site: 

I am starting an Ab Challenge for June.  I am also tackling the 21 Day Fix program with Shakeology. I am going to add my meals and workouts and hope that I will have people join me in this life changing journey!

#Shakeology #BeachBody #BeachBodyCoach

Let's do this!!


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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Getting back to blogging...

My life has been flipped up side down the past few weeks!  I enjoyed a much needed vaca before starting my new job and thoroughly enjoyed my time with my babies!  I started my work at home job on Thursday and I have a lot to learn and some adjustments to make, but I am really loving the opportunity and being at home. I am still trying to work around my kids, which I want to adventure handle a little different once I am not so actively learning! 
Over the weekend my Hubby had his big 3 5th birthday and my parents took our kids overnight so we could go to Mancy ' s Steakhouse for dinner (delicious) and we went to the Hollywood Casino. We invited a few couple friends and had a blast! It was great and Hubby won a little sumthin and I got a great cranberry and vodka buzz going so it was awesome! (Says the girl that doesn't drink! Ever)
Life threw me a curveball with my old job not paying out my vacation time, which hurt..but God blessed my family in other ways.
Life is good. It has it moments but when my Hubby says everything is going to be ok, his words fuel the truth and everything finds a way to work out.

Let's get back to blogging!


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