Bounce Back After Thanksgiving // Reclaim Your Body Challenge

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Hey there, sista!

Let's play a game!

What do you think of when you hear the word "Thanksgiving?" 

I immediately think of a food coma, stomach ache, and hella bloat! ALL the carbs and butter and pie! You with me?!

To me, Thanksgiving is the gateway drug to a downward spiral of weight gain over the holidays! It's the slippery slope that sends us into that "oh what the hell" mentality when we reach for an extra serving of potatoes or a handful of cookies!

But this year, I am determined to stay in control and help other women do the same!

Starting on November 25th, I am hosting a mini virtual fit club for everyone who wants to bounce back after Thanksgiving and go into December in CONTROL!

You'll get a week of workouts, superfood shakes, meal plans, and community at a SUPER discounted rate!

You get to experience ONE WEEK of:
🔹 clean eating
🔹 30-minute workouts
🔹 7 days of my favorite superfood shake
🔹 a step-by-step meal planning template
🔹 a supportive community of other ladies on the same journey
🔹 access to my private app for tracking your progress

👉🏼 If you want to undo all the bloat and weight gain after that turkey dinner
👉🏼 If you want a taste of my virtual fit clubs before officially committing to one in the new year
👉🏼 If you want to go into December in control and not stuck in a black hole of food and sugar

Well, then this is for YOU!

We start on November 25th  (with a few days of prep) and officially begin the workouts and superfood shakes on Monday, November 27th! 

The price for:
🔹 7 days of breakfasts/vitamins/probiotics
🔹 7 days of workouts
🔹 a clean eating meal planning template
🔹 my favorite recipes
🔹 an exclusive app for tracking progress
🔹 a community of support

Is (drumroll please 🥁)…
US: $30
CANADA: $37
(+ tax and shipping)

Seriously the BEST deal EVER.

If you want IN and want serious RESULTS to jumpstart your journey, please:

1. COMPLETE this application and I’ll be in touch with the directions for ordering and joining my group! http://bit.ly/7DayClnWk

2. Share this post with a friend! 👯 Having a partner doing it with you is the ultimate form of accountability!

I HOPE you’ll join me for an amazing week of friendship and results! You deserve this, mamas! ❤️

{UK friends- you can join, but will have some limitations since we just launched there!}

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

Ohhh nostalgia! ❤️

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I ate this quiche almost every single day for lunch in those first few months as a new mom because (1) the ingredients helped with milk supply and energy levels, (2) it was quick to heat up with a baby attached to me, and (3) it was d@mn delicious! 😍

In those early postpartum days, I would make a quiche on Sunday and eat one slice each day with a side salad and piece of fruit!

I recently made one of these beauties and realized that I never shared the recipe with you gals!

The crust is made of sweet potatoes and the inside contains eggs, spinach, garlic, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and a little olive oil!


✨Benefits of these ingredients:✨

🍠 Sweet potato: major source of potassium which helps to balance electrolytes; rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, magnesium and iron – all of which are essential energy nutrients (aka- fights fatigue!)

🍳 Eggs: rich in protein, choline, lutein, vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin and folate; also helps with energy levels

🌱 Spinach: contains iron, calcium and folic acid; high levels of magnesium play a vital role in producing energy at a cellular level

⚪️ Garlic: has chemical compounds which help in lactation

🍄 Mushrooms: rich in iron which helps to fight fatigue and lethargy; assists the production and movement of oxygen throughout the body

🔸 Olive Oil: assists in absorption of vitamins and minerals present in other foods eaten; aids in easy bowel movement

See why I ate it EVERY day?! One slice delivers protein, carbs, veggies, and healthy fats! 

Hope you like it!

Total Time:
1 hr

Prep: 30 min
Cook: 30 min


Yield: 6
Level: Easy


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6 servings

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche


Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 16 ounces sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 16 oz fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 c shredded mozzarella
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 400.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes, and using a food processor's slicing disc or a mandolin, slice as thinly as possible.
  3. In a glass pie dish, lay the sweet potatoes out in a circular pattern. Overlap the pieces so when it bakes and they shrink a little, they are still overlapping.
  4. Bake the sweet potato "crust" for 15 minutes at 400.
  5. After 15 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and lower the heat to 375.
  6. While the potatoes are baking, prepare the filling.
  7. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is warm, add the onion, and cook until soft and translucent. Add the mushrooms and sauté until the moisture has cooked out of the vegetables.
  8. Add the garlic, spinach, and tomatoes. Gently stir until warmed and wilted (don't overmix and mash the tomato halves). Cook for 2 minutes. Then remove from heat.
  9. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper. Fold in the veggie mix and stir to distribute the eggs throughout.
  10. Pour the mix into the sweet potato crust and smooth it out to ensure it is evenly distributed.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes or until the eggs are set.
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Braved The First Snow

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Braved the first snowfall to go vote! 🌨

Today I’m teaching her to:

- cherish the beauty of Mother Nature ❄️
- respect the women who went before us and fought so hard for our right to vote 👭
- support fellow female entrepreneurs ❤️

We’re loving our new bow subscription from Olivia's Bow Club!

As a special treat, you can get 50% off your first month with the code LONDONLOVESBOWS
http://www.oliviasbowclub.com

Is it snowing where you are?! ❄️ Or are you in a tropical climate?! 🌴 I like the snow until January, then I’m OVER it!

Monday Mornings Look A LOT Different Now

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"Give yourself the gift of a joyous life while you're still among the living. Be proactive in creating a life you LOVE instead of meekly living the one you think you're stuck with."

Monday mornings look a LOT different now (as in they don't freaking suck anymore) because I decided to make a CHANGE and STOP living meekly.

But like ALL humans, I was filled with FEAR when I started this lifestyle coaching gig.

I talked myself out of starting a dozen times because I had “NO TIME."

I was working full time, going to school full time, writing my dissertation (and then I got pregnant and had zero energy)!
😳

BUT I was MUCH MORE scared of what OTHER people would think of ME than worried about "lack of time" <<<my favorite BS excuse.

🙈🙈🙈

I feared….
People would “un-follow me” on social media or think what I was doing was stupid.

People would make jokes about my coaching business and not take me seriously, when I worked so hard to be “taken seriously” in the world of academia.

People would think I’m going to want to “spam” them.

People I met would think I only wanted to know their story because I was going to “sell them” on something.

And now I realize that...

ALL of those things HAPPENED.
Some people DID think those things.
Some people did "unfollow me."

😂😂😂

But in the process.... I helped SO many women LOVE their lives more, find themselves again, fight disease and depression, AND provided my family with opportunities that would have NEVER even been THOUGHTS without this gig (like twinning with my bestie on a Monday morning)…

So was it "worth it?".... umm.... hell freaking YEAH!

People are ALWAYS going to have something to say, so why in the WORLD don't you just do what YOU want?

Criticism can be avoided by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. But who wants to live life that way?? I sure as hell don't!

My obligation-free info group kicks off today for women who are DONE living meekly and READY to live JOYFULLY!

I'm looking for women who want to be 6 figure earners, be their own bosses, get into their best shape, and help other women reach their FULL potentials. (So hella heart and hustle are required!) ❤️ #dreamjob

If you'd like to know more about what I do and who I'm selecting to mentor this month, please join me here >>> https://budurl.me/GlimpseIntoCoachLife

FREE Takeout Takedown + Body Blast Challenge

Hey there, beautiful friend! 

I am so excited to launch this FREE challenge, specifically designed for ladies who want HEALTHY SPINS on popular takeout dishes AND want to TONE it UP in 7 short days!

With the holidays approaching, I know how BUSY life can be! It's so tempting to order takeout, BUT let me show you how you can make healthier versions of those takeout meals at home in just 30 minutes! And don't worry, these healthy spins are even more delicious than the calorie/sodium/sugar-laden originals!

In addition to the FOOD, we'll be pressing play on a 30 minute at-home workout each day! In 7 days, you WILL tone it up and see results! And we can't neglect the FACT that a daily workout will boost your MOOD and DECREASE your stress! Who doesn't want that?

These workouts require ZERO equipment and are the exact ones that transformed my entire body, helping me lose over 70 lbs since having my daughter! 

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And the BEST part is that you won't be alone! You'll have an entire group of ladies doing it right alongside you. That community is where the MAGIC happens and is the secret to staying motivated and on track!

Here's how it works:

💚 Everything will take place in a private Facebook group! 

💚 You will subscribe to the FREE trial of Beachbody On Demand! I have selected my favorite workouts from various programs and will provide you with a calendar to follow Monday-Sunday! 

💚 Each day you'll do your workout, then snap a sweaty selfie for accountability, and post it in our private group! This is where the support and community come into play! 

💚 All the while, my team and I will be sharing HEALTHY SPINS on popular takeout dishes! We'll be giving you simple recipes to follow (and we'll invite YOU to share any recipes that you have too)! 

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If you'd like to join my FREE Takeout Takedown + Body Blast Challenge, please complete these steps:

1. Subscribe to the free trial of Beachbody On Demand. You will be required to enter a credit card, but will NOT be charged until your trial expires. I will give you directions for cancelling or upgrading before then! 

2. Complete this application so I know your goals: http://bit.ly/TakeoutTakedown

3. Then request to join our private apprenticeship group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197443110799522/

If you have any questions, please email me at ashlylocklin@gmail.com

I can't wait to lock arms with you and help you feel AMAZING in just one week!

xo,
Ashly

Flourless Zucchini Brownies

Brownies aren't so bad when there's vegetables in them, right?!

I made Sweet Potato Brownies a few weeks ago and they were such a hit, I decided to reuse that recipe base but incorporate zucchini instead of sweet potato! 

And oh my word, another WIN! 

I used 1 less egg in this recipe because the zucchini has more moisture than the sweet potato...and they turned out divine!

These bad boys are super moist and filled with fiber, so they are healthy and hearty all at once! 

I stored them in an airtight container in the fridge (but they didn't last very long...we ate them up pretty quickly)! 

I hope you love them as much as we did! 

Total Time:
35 Min

Prep: 10 min
Cook: 25 min


Yield: 8
Level: Easy


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8 servings

Flourless Zucchini Brownies


Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil + extra for greasing
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper and grease with a tiny bit of coconut oil.
  2. Grate the zucchini and place it into a colander lined with paper towel or a kitchen towel. Squeeze out excess liquid.
  3. Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, whisk together the eggs, syrup, and coconut oil until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine almond meal, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet.
  6. Add the zucchini and mix until well combined.
  7. Pour brownie batter into baking pan and bake for 22-30 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (I have a super hot oven that cooked them in 22 minutes!)
  8. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes, top with chocolate chips, then let the masterpiece cool completely before cutting!
  9. Try not to eat the entire pan at once!

This Little World Traveler

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Birth Place: Earth
Race: Human
Political Stance: Freedom
Religion: Love
❤️❤️❤️

Teaching this little world traveler to love and accept everyone she meets along her journeys.

Today she celebrates 20 months on this beautiful Earth. 🌎

We spent the afternoon at an art & history museum, had a lunch in a cute cafe, then stopped for tea and a biscuit on the way home.

I am forever grateful for this little travel partner and for a career that allows me to live this life. ❤️

21 Day Fix: Cardio Fix Preview - UK Version

I love celebrating FIRSTS! Anyone else? First time in a new church, first time in a new country, first time London said “f&ck” 🙊(which was yesterday morning. I was trying to pack all our $hit and she repeated it after me 😳)! I guess it’s time to clean up my vocabulary! 🙈

What was your child’s first swear word?! And how old were they?!

Anyway, this was my FIRST workout in Scotland, so I’m celebrating it! 🙌🏼🎉

Even while traveling, I make it a point to do my workout…even though I’ve been walking like 7 miles a day EVERY day and my feet are killing me! 😭 Walking just doesn’t tone the rest of my body like these workouts do! Plus they help to loosen and stretch my back and neck, which have been SO tight from traveling and carrying stuff!

And since they don’t require any equipment (besides wifi to stream them), I don’t really have an excuse!

So here are some moves you can do today- because you can do them anywhere, anytime! Do each one for 1 minute then repeat from the start!

- plank hold
- skater jumps
- mountain climbers
- reverse lunges
- burpees
- squat walks
- oblique crunches

I have a new fit club starting next week and I’d love to share the full versions of these workouts with some new ladies (plus all the nutrition components that go with it)!

I know the holidays are approaching and things get crazy, but if I can stay on track and still ENJOY my European adventure, you can rock the month of November with me and a group of other women with similar goals! 👯👯

If you are interested, please share your goals with me here and I’ll be in touch with more details ▶ http://bit.ly/RockTheMomBod

A Little Look At Our Place In Glasgow

A little look at our place in Glasgow

And all my struggles 🙈

Dining Out As Parents 😂

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We're out to dinner with friends in Glasgow and London is passed out! 😂

But look how comfy this seating arrangement is! 😍 Any restaurant that lets me eat on a couch is a winner in my book!

Sean and I ate dinner on our couch for 10 straight years...until we had London! Who else refused to be legit adults until they HAD to sit at an actual table with their kid?!

We Made It To Scotland!

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I read this quote on the train ride here and realized it PERFECTLY describes my physical travels AND career travels:

"You can't experience new lands from the confines of your comfort zone.

Taking a leap of faith is a win-win. Treading water in your comfort zone for the rest of your life is a snore-yawn." ✨

I grew up wanting an extraordinary life, but sadly, I believed I was destined to live an average, safe life.

BUT then I found this lifestyle coaching gig and realized that I COULD have an extraordinary life filled with adventure and abundance. I didn't have to play it safe, abide by certain rules, save my vacation days, or live paycheck to paycheck.

So I'm here to tell you to take that leap. Explore new lands. Stop treading water in your comfort zone! ✨

My 7 day FREE trial of coaching starts TOMORROW and I'm looking for women who want an extraordinary life...all by helping other women live healthier, happier lives!

Let me give you a taste of the coach life so you can decide if you're ready to dive in and change your whole dang life!

Check out the details and join me! You literally have nothing to lose (besides weight, inches, and limiting beliefs) and a whole lot to gain! ❤️

Details and directions for joining my Girlboss Apprenticeship ▶ https://www.ashlylocklin.com/wellness-blog/2017/10/19/october-girlboss-apprenticeship

A Peek Inside Our Train To Glasgow 🚅

Taking the Virgin Train to Glasgow from London!

There is nothing sexier than a HUSBAND who...

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There is nothing sexier than a HUSBAND who encourages his wife to follow her dreams. ✨

And there is nothing sexier than a DAD who wears a pink diaper bag and brings the baby to a British pub while the wife is off pursuing those dreams. 😂😂😂

I have to give a shout-out to these two amazing guys who entertained the babies today while we were off launching our UK teams! ❤️

Sporting diaper bags, baby carriers, sippy cups, and coloring books, these two rocked the London dad scene today! Sexiest dads in the city! 👨‍👧👨‍👦

You don’t see much of them on our pages, but they are always working behind the scenes to help us be successful. And they’ve clearly mastered the dad role too! 😍

So CHEERS to ALL the HUSBANDS & DADS out there who encourage their wives AND “dad” like pros!

Sam & London... in London ❤️

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Sam & London...in London ❤️

Holding hands and exploring the world.

Just Hanging With My Business Bestie In London! ❤️

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We're putting the final touches on our coach apprenticeship program - which kicks off tomorrow!

Then we're hanging in the city with our hubbies and babies (because London & Sam are basically dating)! 😜

If you're interested in joining us for a week of free workouts and social media training, follow the steps in this blog! ▶ https://www.ashlylocklin.com/wellness-blog/2017/10/19/october-girlboss-apprenticeship

I'm a former teacher and Holly's a former engineer. We both left our original careers to be lifestyle coaches and made it to the top verrry quickly, becoming six-figure earners with incredible teams of likeminded women. 👯👯

And now we get to travel the world with our families...all while running our businesses from our phones!

How cool is that?!

If you're like us and want more freedom and passion in life, then join us this week for a free taste of the coach life!

Blessed Are The Curious, For They Shall Have Adventures. ✨

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To say London is loving the English countryside would be an understatement.

I keep thinking how none of this would've been possible if I hadn't ditched my fears of failure and those silly worries of what others would think of me. I went for it and now I get to take my family around the world and help other women do the same! How incredible is that?

So go chase your dreams, ladies!

Life is meant to be lived. Don't let fear hold you back from an amazing & adventurous life.

Harlaxton College Manor Tour

My friend lives in a castle! 

A little tour of our adventure to Grantham!

London's first night out in London!

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She fell asleep THE second we put her in the stroller! 😂🙈

So Sean and I had a quiet dinner while she snoozed!

I had beef pie. Sean had fish & chips. We both had beer. 🍻🙌🏼

I'm praying London doesn't wake up at 3 AM ready to seize the day.

I should start a bet...who thinks she'll sleep through the night and who thinks she'll wake up in the middle of the night ready to partayyy?!

October Girlboss Apprenticeship

Hey there, future bestie! 

I am thrilled to launch my October Girlboss Apprenticeship and I'm excited that you are here reading about it! 

If you've been thinking about joining my gang of lifestyle coaches, I have a week-long trial to help you decide if you are made for the coach life! 

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Here's who I'm looking for:

💗 girls who love being at home in yoga pants (bra-less and makeup-less 😉  duh!), but can turn it on, dress it up, and socialize when needed

💗 ladies who would love to earn a paycheck by working out at home and getting in their best shape

💗 gals who would love to try new smoothie recipes and share them with their fraaands

💗 chicks who would love having fun on social media, finding like-minded besties around the world, and creating purdy pictures 

💗 babes who love supporting other babes - ones who know that incredible things happen when women empower women

💗 ladies who are hard-ass workers, natural-born leaders, and sometimes called "bossy" {yep, those are my kinda gals}

Basically, I'm looking for girls who'd love to be peanut butter-eating, shake-drinking, yoga pants-wearing, stay-at-home future girlbosses! 💗

Here's how it works:

  • Everything will take place in a private Facebook group! 
  • You will subscribe to the FREE trial of Beachbody On Demand! I have selected my favorite workouts from various programs and will provide you with a calendar to follow Monday-Sunday! 
  • Each day you'll do your workout, then snap a sweaty selfie for accountability, and post it in our private group! This is where the support and community come into play! 
  • All the while, my business partner and I will be providing daily trainings on social media to help you dip your toe in the water and get comfortable sharing your journey! 
  • At the end, you can decide if coaching is for you! If so, we'll convert your free trial into an actual membership, enroll you in my New Coach Academy, welcome you to our team, and hit the ground running! 

You have nothing to lose by giving this a 7 day free trial...but there's a whole LOT you can gain! 

Coaching has changed EVERY aspect of my life and it's my favorite thing to pay forward and share with other women! I know what it has done for my family and I'd love to show you what it can do for yours! 


The group runs from Sunday, October 22nd - Sunday, October 29th! I hope you'll join us!

If you'd like to join my FREE Girlboss Apprenticeship, please complete these steps:

1. Subscribe to the free trial of Beachbody On Demand. You will be required to enter a credit card, but will NOT be charged until your trial expires. I will give you directions for cancelling or upgrading before then! 

2. Complete this application so I know your goals: https://ashlylocklin.wufoo.com/forms/mpd7f2m1lcn522/

3. Then request to join our private apprenticeship group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/483054698733118/

If you have any questions, please email me at ashlylocklin@gmail.com

There is greatness within you. The time to reveal it is now. 
xo,
Ashly

What's The Greatest Feeling In The World?!

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Waking up and NOT hating my body!

And to piggyback on that - NOT looking for the baggiest clothes in my closet to hide my tummy fat, arm flab, ginormous a$$, and thigh bulges!

50+ lbs 👇🏼 between these 2 pics!

But more importantly,
confidence levels waaay 👆🏼
mental clarity waaay 👆🏼
energy level waaay 👆🏼
happiness level waaay 👆🏼
strength & endurance waaay 👆🏼
milk supply stilllll going 💪🏼

I seriously can't believe this is my body!

I'm so sad and angry that I lived the majority of my life yo-yo dieting, depriving, bingeing, hiding, and quitting. Saying "I'll start on Monday" or "I'll start after the holidays." Then quitting after 3 days because I went to the extreme and it wasn't sustainable!

👉🏼What was the craziest "weight loss" thing you ever did?! For me: cabbage soup diet, Atkins diet, some crazy canned tuna diet 🙊😖😳 and much more! 🙈

I WISH I could go back and reclaim those years because now that I know what THIS feels like, I realize that I missed out on SO much joy.

If only someone would've helped me back then...shown me THIS way of life, I would've enjoyed those days & years so much more.

So I'm here for you - to be that someone I WISH I had...to show you that you CAN look and feel BETTER than you ever thought possible!

Without:
🚫wraps, pills, gels, patches, fads
🚫deprivation, cutting carbs, eating bland a$$ food
🚫depression, frustration, quitting, loneliness

You CAN do it with:
✔️me + a group of other ladies on the same journey, giving you daily support & accountability
✔️30 minute at-home workouts
✔️balanced nutrition (that includes 🍫&🍷)

I literally feel on TOP of the world! And I now realize that life is far too short and precious to feel any other way!

This is the last call for my new virtual fit club...with access to EVERYTHING that gave me this internal & external transformation.

Join me here >>> http://bit.ly/RockTheMomBod 👯

I'll be in touch with more details!