Thursday, June 7, 2018

Intro to LIIFT4

Hey guys! If we haven't met yet, my name is Amanda Noddings, and I am a busy mother of two who works full time in Nursing. I am also an online health and fitness coach and at-home business mentor! Through my own journey to lose over 100 pounds and fight depression after the loss of my baby, I have revived my life with a new purpose for helping others and a passion for health and fitness!



We are about to launch the newest fitness program of 2018 called LIIFT4, and it’s an efficient, no-nonsense workout that combines weightlifting with calorie-burning high-intensity interval training (HIIT). I did a youtube video about this program as soon as I learned about it because I was SO excited for it! You can scope it out here!

I love seeing REAL RESULTS that come from people following the nutrition and exercise portions of our challenges, because we attack our fitness goals from all angles. Check these awesome LIIFT4 graduates out!



Want to check out the official trailer for this new program? Here you go!




Lets address some of your questions about this program (and don't forget you can get into my Facebook info group just by clicking here, where you can interact with me and my team and ask any questions you may have)!

So, who's it for?

Women looking to tone and sculpt, Men looking to build and shred, and anyone with a baseline of fitness. Anyone looking to pack in what would normally take you an hour and a half in the gym in just about 30 minutes.

How long are the workouts?

Each workout varies from week to week. The first 6 weeks is the BUILD phase with lifting and HIIT cardio combined workouts that are about 30 minutes long on average. The last 2 weeks is the SHRED phase where you still have the lifting component but you increase the HIIT component of the workouts, increasing the range of time to about 30-40 minutes.

What equipment do I need?

All you need are a set of light, medium, and heavy weights (depending on your fitness level), or you can substitute by modifying with resistance bands (included in our offers).

Is there a modifier?

There is an equipment modifier where resistance bands are used in place of dumbbells, and there are lower intensity modified movements for most of the HIIT (high intensity interval training) exercises.

Don't miss the launch on June 11th! Be the first to be notified and also RSVP your spot in our exclusive online test group with Joel Freeman by joining the VIP LIIFT4 mailing list!

To contact me about joining Team Driven, having Free coaching and support, or getting started with a program and achieving your health and fitness goals, fill out this quick contact form and I'll get back to you ASAP!

OR just email me any time!

I can't wait to hear from you or see you in our group! Live healthy, Live happy! Love, Amanda

Friday, April 27, 2018

Summer Family Favorite! Clean Pasta Salad



Tonight we did one of my favorite things of spring: our first family barbecue of the season! As an outdoor lover, there’s nothing better than combing my love of nature with two of my other passions: family and FOOD.

We all know that barbecue isn’t something that is traditionally associated with healthy eating. As a woman who has also struggled with her weight, I am very conscientious of what I put on my family table when it comes to dinner time. However, as a stubborn and determined woman who fought her way out of morbid obesity through clean eating and proper portions, I refuse to sacrifice enjoying flavorful meals.

Enter this easy, healthy pasta salad. Did you say PASTA!? Yes, pasta! My life is about balance, not restriction; living more, not less. That means making healthy choices when it comes to what type of pasta you choose, as well as having a reasonable portion size when you serve it up.

For this recipe, I used a whole grain rotini pasta easily found in your local grocery store. I’m also a big fan of brown rice noodles and quinoa pasta as well. Here’s what you’ll need to make the base of this pasta side dish, perfect alongside a lean protein for that summer barbecue dinner.

4 cups of cooked whole grain pasta
4 cups chopped fresh spinach
2 cups chopped cherry/heirloom tomatoes
1/2 can chopped black olives
1/4 cups chopped fresh parsley

After you mix those together in a bowl, you can toss in 1/4 cup of a light Italian dressing. Here’s one of my favorites if you want to make a batch from scratch. I love to make up a few different flavors and store it in a mason jar in the fridge to use on salads and wraps. Just because it’s clean doesn’t mean it has to be bland!

Here’s how to make a batch of this amazing Greek vinaigrette dressing:
8 T extra virgin olive oil
4 T red wine vinegar
4 T Dijon mustard
1/8 c. chopped oregano
1 T minced garlic
2 Pinches of pink Himalayan sea salt
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

I’d love to hear what you think of these recipes and tips if you try them out. As always, if you need help on your fitness journey, I always have online support and challenge groups running! Just reach out! Live healthy, live happy, Amanda

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Preparing for Refeed Day with Chocolate Chickpea Brownies!! (Gluten Free)



If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that today I get to reward 6 weeks worth of hard work with a day in carb heaven! But don’t worry— it’s a “refeed,” not a “cheat.” What does that mean exactly? Well, for myself and my challengers in my group, we are replenishing our tired muscles today with some targeted dirty #carbs. Not only is this a great mental break for ya, since we’ve been sticking to our program so diligently, but it’s also a chance to restore all that glycogen in our depleted muscles! The goal? And amazing #legday tomorrow and renewed energy and endurance. Even better? We’ll repeat this refeed every 2 weeks from now on for the rest of our 80 days!!

These are also a dessert that any of my challengers can have up to 3 times a week in our regular fitness challenge groups (I believe in moderation, balance and clean eating-- NOT DEPRIVATION)! If you want to chat with me more about gettin into our next challenge group, where I share tons of meal plans and recipes like these, and work towards your fitness goals with amazing community and support, please REACH OUT to me! We'll set up a time to chat on the phone, or communicate via email or text, whatever is easiest for you, and find out the best plan for YOU moving forward with your fitness!



Fixate Chickpea Chocolate Brownies 

Ingredients:

1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans.  Rinsed and drained.
1/4 cup of butter (or extra virgin coconut oil)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 pinch sea salt
1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9×9 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Place chickpeas, butter, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a food processor; cover.  Blend until smooth.
Add chocolate chips; mix by hand until blended.
Evenly spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of brownies comes out clean.



Cut into 16 squares, 4x4.  One serving (on my plan, 1 yellow!) is one amazing, rich and delicious brownie! Pro-tip? Freeze the leftovers for later (which was my plan, I swear, until my family wouldn't leave them the heck alone!). I hope you enjoy these, and as always, let me know what you think! Now, about that workout...

Live healthy, live happy. Love, Amanda