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3-Week Jumpstart

Our 3-Week Jumpstart will focus on fitness, nutrition and mindset!

Life can get busy and sometimes we need help to refocus, get back on track or finally start something that we’ve needed/wanted to do for months. This virtual Jumpstart will get you going ….

If any of these examples resonate with you, please join our group.

  • You want to improve your energy and feel better
  • You have felt stuck with your health goals and need guidance
  • It has been a while since you’ve exercised or focused on your nutrition
  • You haven’t felt like yourself and need to make a positive change
  • You want to celebrate small wins, support each other and receive accountability in a private group with like-minded friends

Jumpstart includes:

  • Private FB group and weekly emails
  • Beginner 10-minute workouts (can be modified for advanced)
  • Weekly Educational Videos that discuss: 1. simple ways to lose weight without dieting or depriving yourself and how to maintain. 2. type of exercises that burn the most calories and what you should be doing. 3. how to create a successful weekly plan that isn’t overwhelming. 4. Any topics the group would like to discuss!
  • Recipe share and sample meal plans
  • Encouragement, motivation and positive focus for 3-weeks

I look forward to working with you!! ~ Missy

The entire 3-week Jumpstart program only cost $30. Your $30 payment can be made with PayPal (click here) or Venmo (click here). Once I receive your payment, you will receive a welcome email with next step details and access to our private group. 


By joining this program and making payment, you agree that you have read this waiver: Because physical exercise can be subject to risk of injury, Missy Kent urges you to obtain a physical examination from a doctor before beginning any exercise or training program. Missy Kent is not a Registered Dietician and only provides personal experience and educational guidance regarding nutrition. You agree that by participating in this program, you do so entirely at your own risk.  

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Fitness and Nutrition 101

This 4-week program – Fitness and Nutrition 101 – is for beginners and people who need to refocus their exercise and food habits.

It is not a diet. It is not a quick fix. It is a starting point and educational series to teach you how to live a lifestyle without restrictions, guilt or hardcore exercise. It is possible to be healthy and have fun 🙂

Every week we will focus on a food and fitness topic. I’ll provide educational videos, weekly goals and a 10-minute home workout (no equipment, no jumping and beginner appropriate!)

Fitness and Nutrition 101 includes: 

  • Food, Calorie and Portion Education
  • Nutritional Guidance and Recipe Share
  • At-home beginner 10-minute workout
  • Private Facebook group for support and motivation
  • Access to me via text and email for questions
  • Weekly calendar to help keep you on track

This 4-week program is only $40. Spots are limited so register before Monday, February 25th. The program will kick-off the weekend of March 1st and will officially begin Monday, March 4th.


I look forward to working with you!!

Your $40 Payment can be made with PayPal (click here) or Venmo (click here). Once I receive your payment, you will receive a welcome email with next step details and access to our private group. 


By joining this program and making payment, you agree that you have read this waiver: Because physical exercise can be subject to risk of injury, Missy Kent urges you to obtain a physical examination from a doctor before beginning any exercise or training program. Missy Kent is not a Registered Dietician and only provides personal experience and educational guidance regarding nutrition. You agree that by participating in this program, you do so entirely at your own risk.  

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3-Day Meal Plan

This is only a sample meal plan; one that I use when I need to refocus and get back on track with my healthy eating. Please mix and match as you see fit. I’ve also listed some vegetarian options (I’m a vegetarian!)

** Drink 6-8 glasses of water PER day
** If youʼre hungry, eat additional veggies, protein or a healthy 100-200 calorie snack

Mix and Match for 3 days!

Breakfast:

  • Shakeology with 1 cup water or Almond Milk, banana and 6-8 ice cubes
  • Oatmeal with fruit
  • Whole Wheat Bread with scoop of Peanut Butter and Banana
  • 2 Eggs with veggies

Snack Options:

AM (mid-morning) and PM (mid-afternoon)

  • Celery and Peanut Butter
  • Greek Yogurt and Blueberries
  • Fresh Grapes and (15-20) Almonds
  • String Cheese and Apple
  • Bell Pepper and Hummus (1/4 cup)
  • Oranges and Grapes

Lunch Options:

  • Turkey Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread, lettuce, tomato with and Apple.
  • (vegetarian) Boca burger or egg salad sandwich
  • Turkey Wheat Tortilla Roll-up, spinach, tomato, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • (vegetarian) Roll-up with spinach, tomato, hummus spread and black beans
  • Tomato and Mozzarella Salad: fresh spinach, 1 tomato, 1 1/2 low moisture cheese and 2 tablespoons fat-free salad dressing or vinaigrette, or lemon

Dinner Options:

  • Pick 1 Protein: Grilled chicken, Salmon, 2 egg omelet or Boca burger
  • Unlimited Veggies (flavor with Mrs. Dash or salt-free or low sodium seasoning)
  • Breakfast for dinner (always good!) Omelet with veggies, wheat toast, bacon

Click here to download, print and create your own 3 Day Meal Plan.
3 Day Schedule

Feel Free to email me if you have questions: missy@workoutwithmissy.com

I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Online Coach and Nutrition Specialist with 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. I received my degree in Exercise and Health Science. I am not an RD so these plans are my personal plans and only used to give you ideas. There are several ways to eat healthy and it’s key that you find what works for YOU so you’ll maintain it and create a healthier lifestyle.

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May Workout

May Workout is a quick workout that can be done at home or the gym. It includes strength training, core and balance work.

This workout can also be modified for beginners. If you have any questions, please contact me and I’m happy to help.

*Warm-up 5-8 minutes before beginning. Cool down and stretch when done.

  1. Sumo Squat, 12 reps | hold squat and complete 12 upright rows
    • Keep weight in heels (not toe), knee over ankles. Relax neck with upright row and only chest level (not to face)
  2. Bentover Row to Tricep Kickback, 10-12 reps – Complete one arm and then switch
    • Keep back flat (not rounded), squeeze shoulder blades together, row up. Hold elbow at 90 and extend arm
  3. Burpee with Overhead Press, 10-15 reps
    • Keep core tight
  4. Standing Superman, 10-15 reps – Complete one side and switch
    • Keep standing knee slightly bent, glute tight, extend arms and leg, then engage core to return upright
  5. Front and Side Shoulder Raise, 10 reps
    • Keep abs/core tight (don’t use lower back), arms go shoulder height (not above) and controlled
  6. Elbow Plank and Stretch, 30 seconds each
    • Elbows under shoulder, engage abs/core, body aligned and hold. Complete with stretch!
  7. 1-3 sets of the entire routine. All moves can be modified for beginners and can be accomplished without the ball.

 

I like my workouts to be quick and effective. As a busy mom and professional, I don’t want to spend hours in the gym. I also like variety but consistency. Meaning, I can’t do the same workout every day, all month (I’ll get bored!) but I like to have a consistent schedule for 3-4 weeks and then change.

My workout plan for May:

Monday: Insanity Max:30 or PIYO
Tuesday: Strength Workout (video above)
Weds: Cycle & Core
Thursday: PIYO, Walk or off day
Friday: 50-minute Cardio
Saturday: Strength Workout (Video above)

My plan will fluctuate but this is the goal, and with a plan I will be more successful! And, don’t forget to keep your nutrition in check. My clients have learned through our coaching program …. abs are made in the kitchen! We can workout and feel strong but if we aren’t eating well then we won’t see the changes that most of us want to see!

 

 

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Disclaimer: As always, please consult with a doctor before beginning any exercise regimen. By performing any of these workouts, Workout with Missy is not liable for any injury. 

Love your IMPERFECT body

I’ve learned this concept during my lifetime …  to love your imperfect body.

As a female, living with a massive scar down my chest, I’ve learned to appreciate my body and not focus on my imperfect body.

Imagine being a teenage girl and living with a huge, red scar down your chest. That was me! Yes, it would sometimes dictate what I wore and how I felt but I learned to appreciate it … and the meaning behind my perfect, imperfect body.

I was born with VSD, Ventricular Septal Defect. What that means, I was born with a hole in my heart which causes the heart to pump harder to deliver enough oxygen to the body. Sometimes the hole closes on it’s own but mine did not. My doctors decided I needed to undergo Open Heart Surgery when I was 8 years oldMissy Kent Chest Scar.

My scar looks a thousand times better now than it did when I was younger. It was red and large when I was a teenager. I guess it was during that time when I realized my life and good health were more important than an ugly scar. Although … I didn’t see it as ugly, maybe other people did. I saw it as a new life, a healthy life, an opportunity to live a better life … it represented endless possibilities. It’s also why I value my good health and move my body, fuel my body and work to inspire others to do the same. It’s an amazing gift that you don’t completely realize until you don’t have it — good health is better than wealth!

Now as an adult … as a mom … as a 40+ year old women … I have many more imperfect areas on my body.

::: I have stretch marks and a dark vein on the back of my leg which might look bad to some people. To me, they represent a healthy baby boy who added 40 lbs to my body. Thank god for those stretch marks and dark vein.

::: I have a new scar on the front of my body, which changed the look of my abs. Thank god for that scar because we had an emergency C-section for my daughters safe delivery. She was breech and the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck which we did not know!

I could go on and on. We all have parts about our body that bother us, that might look different, that might affect our confidence. My goal is to challenge you to see yourself and your body with more confidence, more appreciation and with more love. Treat your body like the amazing gift it is. If you need help or motivation, please contact me.

– Exercise so it (your body) has more balance, more strength, more health to live your best.
– Eat well so it (your body) can look it’s best, feel it’s best, have more energy and fight disease.

There is no perfect body, no perfect health, no perfect life … just perfect imperfection that makes you YOU. Respect and love yourself, your body and your life! “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~Jim Rohn

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Fitness Walking Workout

Fitness walking is a great workout. If you want to burn more calories, improve strength and add some variety then give these a try during your next walk!

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* Warm-up 5 mins
* Walk 2 minutes and then complete one strength move (see below). Walk another 2 minutes, complete strength move, etc.
* Continue this cycle until you’ve completed all strength exercises.

  • walking lunges (20 total)
  • Squat (15-20)
  • Leap jumps (12-15)
  • Plank (hold 30 seconds)
  • Inch worm (10-12 times)

Repeat 2-3 cycles so your walk is between 30-45 minutes

How to be Mentally Strong

I teach clients, and my kids, how important it is to be mentally strong. People often focus on being physically strong but life isn’t whole without the mental strength.

Everyone faces challenges — from bad days, to devastating life-changing events, sickness, financial stress, relationship issues … Life can be tough and we need to be mentally strong to deal with these events; to learn, grow and come out of the situation stronger than before!

Just as we train our muscles, we need to train our brain — our mind-set, our thoughts, our techniques and ways to excel through the difficult days.

“Mental strength is that quiet confidence that you will cope with whatever befalls and that you will overcome any obstacle however challenging it may first appear, because you have done so over and over again in training or in life’s experience.” ~ Peter Bakersville

It’s easy … but it’s not easy.

Once you find a few ways to cope and face challenges then it becomes a way of life and easier to find strength .. and happiness.

Here are a few ideas that I do when I’m struggling …

  • Read personal development books to grow and become more confident
  • Lace up my tennis shoes, go for a walk and listen to a podcast
  • Search the internet for something funny or motivating
  • Look for the good in any situation and make a list the positive
  • Pray (or mediate … whatever brings you peace)
  • Blast music that makes me happy and energetic
  • Do something nice for someone else

Here are things I do daily to get my mind in a healthy state …

  • Drink water as soon as I wake-up (I make myself drink a huge glass before I can have coffee!) and throughout the day
  • Exercise 30-minutes, 5 days per week
  • Read, watch a video or listen to podcast for personal development — either business, life, faith, fitness or motivational
  • TRY to eat healthy 80% of the time; limit sugar and junk food
  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep

Some of my favorite books and podcast:
– Anything Joel Osteen (faith/life — books & podcast)
– Amy Porterfield (business — podcast)
– The Chalene Show (business/fitness/life — podcast)
– Team Beachbody (business/fitness — podcast)
– Any video or books from Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins

What are your ways to cope and live a mentally strong life? Share in the comments and give us more ideas …

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PiYo Workout

PiYo workout is a program that improves your strength and reduces inches. You’ll look slimmer and more firm after the program.

It’s key to find a workout that you like to do. Otherwise, we start and stop too easily. A program that’s good for one person, might not be as good for another person. The solution is finding what works for YOU.

As a coach and trainer, I’m always trying to find workouts that help my clients and Beachbody customers. Not all workouts are programs that I prefer to do but I try them so I know what’s included. Personally, I’m a lover of Insanity and HIIT workouts … I like athletic workouts but programs like PiYo (yoga, pilates) are so hard for me.

I committed this workout so I could show my results and help answer questions. I’m almost done .. 3 more weeks and I feel so STRONG! It’s amazing that this low impact workout can provide such amazing results.

If you need to lose inches in your mid-section and thighs … then this is the program for you! There is a modifier if you need beginner options (which I followed a lot in the beginning!!). I’ve noticed a difference in my abs and lower back (also know as muffin top and love handles!) and my glutes (also known as butt) is firmer and tighter. I’ll post my final measurements and improvements at the end of the program.

Check out this video to learn more about PiYo. If you have questions, email me and if you decide to do the program then I will send you my personal meal plan and help you create a lifestyle plan to get the best results (if you want the help … if not, just follow the program guide and know I’m here if you have questions)

Cherry Blossom Smoothie Bowl

Pro tip: To make the bowl thick enough to support the cherries and strawberries, we used three cups of ice. If making this as a shake, you may prefer to only use one cup of ice.

Cherry Blossom Smoothie Bowl

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • ½ cup frozen unsweetened black cherries, pitted, divided use
  • ½ tsp matcha powder
  • 3 cups ice
  • ¼ cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Preparation:
1. Place water, almond milk, Shakeology, half of the cherries, matcha, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Place smoothie in a medium bowl. Top with remaining cherries, strawberries, coconut, and pumpkin seeds; serve immediately.

recipe provided by Team Beachbody.

Spring Creek

Fitness Videos

Sample workouts and exercises that can be done in the Spring Creek Clubhouse and neighborhood playground. 

Playground Workout:


Contact me to train:

missy@workoutwithmissy.com
Missy Kent, Certified Personal Trainer
Online Health and Fitness Coach

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