Tuesday, January 8, 2019

New Year, New Brand- Angelena Marie Fit

My kiddos

Hi there!  It has been quite some time since I have posted.  A lot has been going on!  I am still active in fitness and nutrition and have been active on social media, I just haven't blogged in forever (or at least it seems that way)!  My son is now almost 2 and my daughter is almost 7, they keep me pretty busy.  If you are a mom you know exactly what I am talking about.  The day starts bright and early and then before you know it, it's bedtime and you don't know where the day went!  So this year, I am going to add in growing my business since we are done having babies and growing our family.  I want to be not only a healthy example for my family, I want to show my daughter (and son) that if you have a goal and a plan you can achieve anything!

This year I want to do things different.  I want to focus on growth, that's my word for 2019.  GROWTH!  What does that mean?  Well for me it means that I am going to be changing my brand/business name to Angelena Marie Fit, and I am going to form it as an LLC.  I am also in the process of switching from one blog format to another, and I am hoping to have that launched by the end of the month.  You can still find me at www.angelenamarie.com, but I will be on a new and improved site.

So what is new for Angelena Marie Fit?  I will be working on some new content for you all.  This will include new e-books, a YouTube channel, online training and nutrition coaching, and much more.  My goal is to help you find your passion for taking care of your mind and body.  Is there something you would like to see or that you need to help you reach your goals?  I would love to know in the comments!

 I will also be working with my coach and mentor from the past few years, Dawn of Stretch Fitness.  I am officially part of the Stretch Fitness Team.  I have been working with Dawn to get my fitness back to where it needs to be.  I will share my 2018 journey in another post and some videos as well.  I have learned so much about myself and how important mindset is and also how important having a strong support system is.  I will be working with her this year on growing Stretch Fitness and helping to reach more people.  I am excited about this and will share more soon!

I will also be teaching some classes from my brothers studio in Keego Harbor, MI.  He runs
Next Level Golf Fitness, he is an amazing golf coach and personal trainer. I will be teaching a HIIT/tabata style class weekly at his studio, I will share more details across my social media sites, so be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest
I will also be offering nutrition coaching for his golf clients to help take their fitness and golf game to the next level.

I am so excited for what 2019 will bring.  I have set some goals for myself and my business.  My statement for the year is "Great things never come from comfort zones", this year will be about stepping outside of my comfort zone to really grow personally and professionally!
I hope you will join me this year!  Let's make 2019 the best year yet!

In Health & Fitness,
Angelena Marie

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Costco Premier Protein Promo + Premier Protein Giveaway

Do you love shopping at Costco as much as I do?  When I found out about the promo that Costco and Premier Protein were having I was excited to go and check it out.  For a limited time Costco was offering $5 off per case of Premier Protein.  I did share this on my Instagram as well.  Toady is the last day to take advantage, but don't worry if you missed out, I have a giveaway for you!

One of the things that I enjoy about shopping at Costco is the customer service.  The people who work at Costco are so helpful and friendly, and since we have been shopping at the same one for quite some time, we know a lot of the associates.  I also love the wide array of products they carry as well, including cases of Premier Protein shakes in Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.  When I went in to get my case on promo, it was quite easy.  I showed my membership card, was greeted with a hello and a smile and went on my way.  I had a few other things to get as well so I picked those up then headed toward the front to get my case of chocolate Premier Protein shakes.  The are usually located up toward the front of the store, I popped it in my cart and went to check out.  The savings came off instantly, no more clipping coupons (which I am not so good at), which is really convenient.  I love knowing that when ever I need more shakes I can pop into Costco and get what I need.

Now it is time for an August Giveaway!  I can't believe that it is almost time for my daughter to go back to school, the summer has flown by, but we have enjoyed it!  Do you have kiddos that are heading back to school?  One thing that I always have in my purse is a Premier Protein bar for those times I am out grocery shopping or back to school shopping.  So here is my Back to School Giveaway!  See the details below to enter.  One winner will receive one shake in each flavor, a chocolate mint fiber bar, a white fudge raspberry, and a chocolate peanut butter bar. Must be 18 to enter, US resident only.  Once the winner has been notified you have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Back to School Premier Protein Giveaway

Just to give you a pregnancy update....I am now almost 18 weeks (on Thursday) along and I am feeling really good.  I have most of my energy mid morning through the afternoon.  I have been feeling the nesting coming on and I am going room by room and organizing and decorating (for the few rooms we painted and didn't decorate).  We will find out the sex of the baby September 1st and I will be doing a fun reveal.  Well that is the plan anyway...with my daughter we tried to find out and couldn't at the anatomy ultrasound, and since my husband didn't really want to know we waited until delivery.  This time I want to know, so I can be prepared.  Thankfully all of my baby stuff is neutral since we didn't know the sex of the baby.  With my daughter being in school, it will give me time to get things organized.  If it is a girl I will have to get out the old newborn stuff, wash it and get it ready.  And since my c-section is scheduled for 3 days after my daughters birthday the clothes will line up pretty close!  If it is a boy, I will have time to do some shopping and redecorating of the nursery.  I am so excited for this little one to arrive, and I can't believe I am almost 1/2 way there!  I will post a longer update next week when we find out the sex!

Friday, July 22, 2016

An Announcement + Premier Protein Salted Caramel Frozen Protein Coffee Recipe

Hi!!  I know that it has been a while since I have blogged, but sometimes life just gets busy!  I really do miss blogging and I am going to try and get back to it a few times a month.  I do have some exciting news to share with you all...

I am expecting my second child!!  My sweet little girl is going to be a big sister :-)  We are all so excited and couldn't feel more blessed.  I am due in January (6 days after my daughters birthday!), so it will be an exciting few months.  I have been having a pretty normal pregnancy so far, my first trimester was filled with the usual pregnancy symptoms, nausea & fatigue were the most notable.  Now that I am heading into my second trimester I am feeling a lot better and I am back to getting my workouts in.  I tried to workout in my first trimester, but between the fatigue and nausea it didn't happen.  I did so some walking, but mostly I napped a lot!  I am focusing now on getting in at least 4 days of workouts weekly, which consist of lifting weights and walking.  I am also tracking my eating to make sure I am eating enough protein and getting enough calories in.  I gained 60 lbs with my first pregnancy and I don't want to do that again.  I am aiming for 25 total.  I know that if I focus on eating whole foods and staying active I will be able to do that.  When I have the baby, I will be a mom to two and life will be different, until we can find our new routine.  So I don't want to feel like I have a huge weight loss goal to accomplish after I have the baby.  I am pretty sure this will be our last one so I want to enjoy my time with the baby and my daughter and not worry too much about shedding pregnancy weight.  My goal is to have a fit and healthy pregnancy and feel strong the whole time.  I will be sure to share how my pregnancy is going and when we find out the sex of the baby we will be doing a fun announcement as well!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram for belly pics and updates :-) 
How did you stay fit & healthy during your pregnancy?
I would love to hear your tips!

This summer has been so blazing hot already and I have been thinking of good ways to stay cool!  I have been craving slushies (full of sugar!) so I decided to put a few of my favorite things together to make a healthy frozen coffee!  In the summer my hubby and I love making cold brew coffee, we had some left over in the fridge.  One day I opened the fridge and sitting on the top shelf was the cold brew, my caramel Premier Protein shake, and my favorite coffee creamer...and thus Salted Caramel Frozen Protein Coffee was born!  I threw it all in a blender and it was the perfect frozen healthy treat to cool me off!
Want to try it for yourself?  
Here is the recipe:
1 container Premier Protein Caramel Shake
2 tbsp Salted Caramel Creamer
4-6 oz cold coffee
2 cups of ice
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until ice is crushed, pour in a glass and enjoy!

The Premier Protein Caramel flavor is available nationwide at select retailers including Walmart.  It is a delish addition to the other yummy flavors!

I hope that you are enjoying your summer!  I am off to get a workout in then try to beat this heat today.

I am linking up with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama,  Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit for Foodie Friday!  Head over and check out some of the yummy recipes! :-)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Vanilla Protein Coffee + Fuel Your Day Premier Protein Giveaway

If you are like me you love coffee...I mean what better way to start your day than with a sweet cup of goodness!  If you are like me you also brew too much some days and have some left in the carafe that you don't want to go to waste.  One day I was really craving an iced coffee, so I took my leftover coffee I stored in the fridge and poured it over a glass of ice, added a little of my favorite salted caramel creamer.  I was also really sore that day and while I was grabbing my creamer my vanilla Premier Protein caught my eye.  And then a light bulb went off...Vanilla Protein Coffee!  I added to my cup and viola...it was delish!  It got me thinking that the next time I try it I could add it all to a blender and make a healthy and protein packed "frappachino" of sorts.  Now that warmer weather is on the way this is the perfect way to refuel and refresh at the same time!  Next time you have some leftover coffee and some vanilla Premier Protein try it out, trust me...your taste buds will thank me!

I have been working hard to make sure I reach my goals by meal prepping and having good food in my fridge.  I workout hard and want to refuel when I am done.  I think of my food as fuel for the day and for my workouts.  This made me wonder...How do YOU fuel your day?  For my April Premier Protein Giveaway I decided to ask my Facebook followers how they fuel their day.  Want to join in the fun and enter to win?  Click here to head over to Facebook to check it out and enter!

I hope that you are able to get out and enjoy some the the lovely spring weather where ever you are!  I have been spending more time outside with my daughter, and we are just so happy not to be cooped up from the cold!  Have a wonderful day and thank for stopping by!