Sunday, January 13, 2013

Inspiration from Health Fitness Coach Jodi

There are so many inspiring people around me each day. I want to share their stories with you this year! Check in each week for a new dose of inspiration. Last week was Operation Beautiful and this week is a mom with many titles, including "Health Food Nut!"
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Hi, my name is Jodi. I'm pretty much known around by 'the good mother', 'the homeschool mom', or the 'health food nut'. I have tried really hard to live up to these titles for the past 21 years. I have 6 children ranging in ages from 3 to 21 and enjoy each of them immensely. 
Jodi
Jodi - Eat, Sweat, Live- For Fitness

About 10 months ago, I also added the title, 'health and fitness coach' to my name. I'm not a perfect fitness model, but fell in love with the Beachbody fitness programs and HOW they made me look and feel. When I found out that I could start my own business helping other people achieve the same success that I had, I was very intrigued. 

For my business, all I do is find friends who want to join a 60 or 90 Day Beachbody Challenge. They pick out a Beachbody workout program that bests suits their goals, and then I set up a private facebook group. We cheer each other on, have contests, share recipes, and most importantly, we help each other reach our goals. It's really a lot of fun seeing so many people change their lives. Everyone is allowed to join my fitness challenge-no matter what your fitness level. I even met someone who does the program from her wheelchair! You can contact me at www.jodibirkmann.com for more information or to get started.

From Susie: Back in early April 2012 Jodi sent me a Facebook message, "... inviting you to join my April 16 60 Days to Summer Slim Down Challenge group. If you want to get fit and healthy this is a proven way to do it. If you are interested in hearing more, I'd love to share this with you." 

This was my response, "I really appreciate your invite and the follow up. It is something that I"m sure that I need to make a priority but I do not have the time. I'm swamped with work and adding in another thing to do or check online will not help me but stress me out more. lol 
Good luck with it. If I have time in the future I will check it out!"

Jodi's message was an inspiration to me. Her message and a few other events at this same time led me, inspired me, carried me to sign up at my local gym. I decided mid April that I was going to walk off my weight! So from April-Dec 2012 I lost 62 pounds!  Stay tuned for what I am doing in 2013.

(BACK to Jodi) Okay, so fitness is only part of the equation to losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle. Diet is VERY important as well. One rule that I live by is to eat a salad as a meal and with a meal everyday. That usually means a salad for lunch and a small salad with my supper. I'd like to share my favorite salad topping with you. It's called Parma topping because it is meant to resemble parmesan cheese. This is a dairy free, very healthy topping that you can use on salad, baked potatoes, pasta, pizza, grilled veggies, and more. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
PARMA TOPPING
1 1/2 cups raw almonds, partially ground in food processor
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup dried basil
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon dried lemon peel
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix together!


This is a delicious salad with cucumber spears, olives, carrot shreds, and my very favorite Parma Topping!

Who is giving you inspiration? I'd love to know! If you want health information from Jodi, click over to site at www.jodibirkmann.com for health tips, recipes, heath coaching, exercise tips & programs and more! She has free samples of her Shakeology drinks, too! 



3 comments:

Rachel @ day2day joys said...

Cool! Never heard of PHARMA topping! :) Would love for you to link this up a Healthy 2day Wednesdays if you haven't already! Blessings!

Susie @Bowdabra said...

Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your inspirational craft with our Crafty Showcase last week! You rock!

We can't wait for you to stop in and share more of your ideas with us. The Crafty Showcase is open from Friday midnight until Thursday noon! http://bowdabrablog.com

Thanks for the inspiration!
Susie @Bowdabra

Susie @bowdabra said...

Hey! Thanks for linking up your awesome and inspirational recipe in last weeks Saturday Showcase. Hope you visit us again!

Have a good week!
Susie@Bowdabra
http://bowdabrablog.com

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