Oct 30

Carrot Cake Protein Bars


I have been on the hunt for clean, delicious snacks and ran across this EASY recipe from Jamie Eason (Fitness Model/Writer). The only problem with this recipe is that it is SO good! It’s like eating cake and I want the whole thing. ūüôā



1 Cup Oat Flour

2 Scoops Vanilla Whey Protein

2 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Salt

1/8 tsp Allspice

1/8 tsp Nutmeg


3/4 Cup Splenda, Stevia/Truvia, or Ideal

8 Oz Baby Food Carrots

4 Oz Water (Optional)



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, whey protein, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, Mix egg whites, splenda, baby food carrots, and water together. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Spray glass 8×8 Pyrex dish with non-stick butter spray. Pour into dish. Bake 20-30 minutes until toothpick test comes out clean.


Makes 16 squares (serves 8)


Calories: 94                   Fats: 1.25g

Protein: 10g                  Fiber: 2g

Sugar: > 1g


I do not use Splenda and did not have Stevia, so I used 3 TBSP of RAW Agave Nectar and only used 1-2 oz of water. It added more calories and sugar, but it wasn’t overly sweet and I was not concerned with the added calories.¬†¬†Jamie said you do not have to use any sweeteners, it will just taste more spicy that way.¬† Play with the recipe and even make different flavors.¬† She did suggest to keep the vanilla whey protein powder flavor as your base.


Added not, I had to bake mine for about 32 minutes, but the agave probably added extra moisture.


This is about what mine ended up being per serving using the agave:


Calories: 132                 Fats: 1.25g

Protein: 11g                   Fiber: 2.5g

Sugar: 6g


If you try this recipe, I would love to know¬†what you think!¬†¬† I would also love to hear of any flavor combinations you try! ūüôā

Oct 17

Let’s talk Sports Bras

I do not like bra shopping.¬† It is frustrating and time consuming to try to find the ‘perfect’ bra.¬† You FINALLY find something that you kind of like and¬†after you get home and wear it, you end up regreting the purchase.¬† For me, the same goes with sports bras.¬† You either don’t get enough support or you look like you are hiding a football under your shirt.

I feel I have finally found a sports bra that works for me (at least for now)… Fiona by Moving Comfort!¬† It is comfortable and supportive, even¬†during my high impact workouts.¬† Amazon is the cheapest place I have found the bra and I have included a quick link for your convenience.¬†¬† Ladies, we need to help each other out… please share if you have one you recommend!

Oct 16

Beachbody Ultimate Reset COMPLETE!!

I completed the Beachbody Ultimate Reset and it went GREAT!!  I feel fantastic and believe I was ready for it!

Make sure to check out my complete review HERE!

Oct 16

Banana Cookies

If you know me, you know I LOVE cookies. They are my weakness… chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal… I love them all! If fact, they are one of the main culprits in my second pregnancy weight gain. There wasn’t a cookie I said “No” to.

Now I am on a search for healthy cookie recipes to satisfy my love for them. Here is my first attempt at a healthy cookie. I liked them, but my son Elijah, did not. Give them a try if you wish and enjoy!

Banana Applesauce Cookies


3 Ripe Bananas
2 Cups Rolled Oats
1/3 Cup Applesauce (unsweetended)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp. Ground Flaxseed
1/2 Cup Dried Cherries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a fork, mash bananas in a bowl. Stir in oats, applesauce, flax, vanilla, and dried cherries. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.

**I used mini chocolate chips because I didn’t have dried cherries. The first batch I baked, it did it for about 18 minutes. They stayed in the ball shape and burnt a little on the bottom (I tend to make my cookies smaller than most people.) The second batch I flatted the cookies and baked for about 10 minutes leaving them a little softer. To some, they may not have been done enough, but that’s how I like my cookes. ūüôā

If you decide to make them, I would love to hear what you think!!

Oct 11

Insanity: The ASYLUM Volume 2 released!!



INSANITY: THE ASYLUM¬ģ Volume 2 keeps your progress accelerating after Volume 1. It’s the next 30 days of pro athlete training designed to give you the elite mindset, skills, and body to dominate any challenge that comes your way.

CRUSH THE COMPETITION. THE NEXT 30 DAYS. In THE ASYLUM Volume 1, Shaun T trained you inside the Athletic Matrix to amp up your agility, speed, and power. Now Shaun takes your skills to the next level with his INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 2 workouts‚ÄĒthe next 30 days of pro athlete training designed to get your body leaner, faster, and stronger than ever. So you not only defeat the competition. You CRUSH IT!

Here’s what you get with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 2:

7 new all-star workouts and more:

  • X Trainer.Challenge your speed, strength, power, and agility with this action sequence that will have you swimming in a pool of sweat. (50 minutes)
  • Upper Elite.Develop a superior upper body with Shaun’s dynamic training sets‚ÄĒintimidating your opponents before the game even begins. (60 minutes)
  • Ab Shredder.Leave your entire body trembling with this ab-torching workout. No sit-ups or crunches‚ÄĒjust the insane shred moves of pro athletes. (20 minutes)
  • Power Legs.Gain an elite competitive edge by punishing your entire lower body with this maximum muscle-recruitment workout. (55 minutes)
  • Back & 6-Pack.Build a lean, strong center with this 360-degree workout. These core-crushing moves will help you blow past your limits. (40 minutes)
  • Championship + Bonus! Fit Test (Sudden Death OT). Get ready to pursue THE ASYLUM Volume 2 Championship. And this time, get put to the Fit Testat the END! (60 minutes)
  • Off-Day Stretch.Relieve your aching muscles, improve your flexibility, and refocus your mind‚ÄĒso you’re ready to crush it in your next competition. (30 minutes)
  • Agility Tutorial. Get a step-by-step breakdown of Shaun’s 8 mind-twisting agility moves, so you’ll be a pro when it comes time to hop in the ladder. (25 minutes)

Plus, get these game-changing tools:

  • The Playbook.Map out your next 30 days of extraordinary body transformation with this step-by-step smart guide.
  • Get Shredded Volume 2.Don’t just train elite. EAT ELITE. Here’s more of what you loved about THE ASYLUM Volume 1 meal planner‚ÄĒShaun’s favorite recipes.
  • 3-Step Quick-Start Guide. This will have you jumping out of your seat to Push Play. It’s the fastest way to join Shaun T and the rest of Team ASYLUM.

And even more tools to accelerate your progress:

  • 30-day THE ASYLUM Volume 2 Wall Calendar.Stay committed to seeing exceptional results by crossing off each day’s workout as you go.
  • 60-day THE ASYLUM Volume 1/Volume 2 Hybrid Calendar.Double your championship efforts with this 60-day schedule of THE ASYLUM Volume 1/Volume 2 workouts.
  • 24/7 Online Access. Chat with Shaun T and a motivating online community committed to helping you achieve excellence.

Exclusive FREE bonus workout:

  • Get the free bonus workout DVD Pure Contact when you order through your Coach or Team Beachbody. A $19.95 value‚ÄĒyours FREE!

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee: Shaun’s so sure you’ll get elite results with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 2, he’s giving you a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied for any reason, simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization number, and return it within 30 days, and he’ll give you a full refund of the purchase price, less shipping and handling, no questions asked.


*It is suggested that you complete ASYLUM Volume 1 before starting Volume 2!

 If you have any questions, please let me know!

~Tally Ellis

Coach ID116670


Oct 10

Does healthy food cost more?

You hear it everywhere, “Healthy food is so expensive!”¬† or “I just can’t afford to eat healthier”.¬† The same people that say that will stop off at a bakery or a local fast food joint and spend $6.00 on a meal for one person.¬† Why are we so willing to spend $1.69 PER COOKIE at¬†the bakery, but think that $1.69 (give or take)¬†for a pound of apples is WAY too expensive?


Now, I’m not saying I don’t go to the bakery on occasion and I’m not telling you that you shouldn’t go to the bakery (on occasion).¬† What I am saying is maybe we don’t have our priorities straight.¬† Food is supposed to be FUEL for our body.¬† It is supposed to give us energy and strength not make us drained and craving more junk.


You can then argue that you can eat off the $1.00 menu and spend $2 – $3 on your meal and you can’t make a meal for that price at home.¬† I CAN!¬† Go and buy a bag of brown rice (MAYBE that will cost you $5.00), 10 cans of low-sodium beans (about $12), and 10 avocados (about $10).¬† For¬†under $30¬†you just bought yourself¬†TWENTY meals!¬† That’s right 20!¬† Are you going to eat rice and beans everyday, NO.¬† But that’s not the point.¬† It can be done, you just need to get creative and find healthy alternatives.¬†¬† I promise, you will feel better and be full longer when you choose a healthy meal over a ‘junk’ meal!


Healthy foods will fuel your body better and keep you healthier longer.  Less illness, less down time, less doctor bills.  Now which kind of food costs more money?


~Tally Ellis

Oct 01

Les Mills COMBAT Pre-Order

The latest HOME workout from Beachbody РLes Mills COMBAT Рis now available for Pre-Order from COACHES ONLY!

I SERIOUSLY want this program… it looks AMAZING!


It is the first home-based mixed martial arts‚Äďinspired workout program designed to get you a lean, chiseled body‚ÄĒin just 60 days!

All of these fat-burning, strength-building martial arts sequences have been carefully choreographed to some of today’s most popular, energizing music‚ÄĒmotivating you through the highs and lows of the workout, and driving you to achieve your absolute best results!

Why Pre-Order?¬† If you Pre-Order October 1 – December 3, 2012, you get FREE SHIPPING and a BONUS workout.¬† Early inventory is limited and may sell out FAST, pre-order TODAY.¬† You will not be charged until it ships in December and it will arrive before Christmas!¬† Give (or get) the most AWESOME Christmas gift this year!! ūüôā


Check out the Preview Video!!

Make sure to check all three ordering options to get the right package for you!  Please contact me with any questions!

Pre-Order TODAY for FREE SHIPPING!¬† Click below and choose the ‘Shop’ section.



Oct 01

Team Beachbody goes to CANADA!

Team Beachbody is now open to Canada! 




What does this mean?¬† Citizens of Canada can now enjoy the benefits of being a Team Beachbody Coach and joining this U.S. based business to help ‘end the trend’ of obesity!¬† What are some of the benefits?

  • 25% Discounts on all Beachbody Programs and Products including Shakeology ‘The Healthiest Meal of the Day’.
  • The ability to earn extra income for sharing your passion for health and fitness with others.
  • Access to our team in a private Facebook group for support.
  • Getting in the best shape of your life!

This is a BIG opportunity for those who act fast!  We are looking for those that are beyond looking and READY to ACT as founding coaches of our Canada Team!

If this is you, contact me TODAY to get started in your own business!

~Tally Ellis – Coach ID 116670


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