21 Day Fix for Free?

If you’ve ever started a journey to lose weight or get healthy, then you know how overwhelming it can be to not only learn about clean eating, but it can be so overwhelming that we often times just give up! But what if I told you that there was a system that, if put into place, would teach you how to eat by showing you correct portions and amount of calories to take in daily?  Well, it is possible, and it works.

What is 21 Day Fix?

The 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme are THE fitness and nutrition program to help you lose up to 15 pounds in 21 days. Each workout is approximately 30 minutes a day. The nutrition plan uses specifically portioned food storage containers that eliminate the guesswork from portion control.  That means no weighing, measuring, or counting calories, carbs or points. If it fits in the container, you can eat it. And you’ll lose weight. When eaten in the right quantities, there are no foods that are off limits.  You can even have chocolate and wine with the 21 Day Fix!

Who could benefit from the program?

Everyone can do 21 Day Fix and get great results. Each workout has a modifier to show easier moves. The test groups included fit people as well as people with 100+ pounds to lose, to be sure that anyone could be successful with this program. And guess what?  Everyone lost not only weight but inches too!

What is the Fixate Cookbook?

21 Day Fix® creator Autumn Calabrese takes her simple color-coded container system for measuring perfect portions and applies it to 101 of her favorite family recipes to give you Fixate, a delicious approach to healthy weight loss. So you’re not just eating tasty, healthy foods-you’re eating just the right amount. Each Fixate recipe lists color-coded container equivalents and nutrition  facts, so you can use Autumn’s system for measuring portions and make sure your nutrition is on track when you begin 21 Day Fix, 21 Fix EXTREME®, or any other fitness program.
PLUS Fixate includes Paleo, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes along with Autumn’s personal tips for preparing meals quickly upgrading leftovers, and stocking your kitchen with absolute must-haves. Everything to help you get started in the kitchen, so you can finish strong during your workout.
This cookbook is going to save you time, stress, and your results!
Here’s a tiny sample of a few RECIPES!
Fixate for Free
Ever tried Shakeology? Well now’s you opportunity to give it a shot and experience all it’s benefits! My entire family drinks Shakeology every day.  The benefits of Shakeology are beneficial for my and my entire families' well being.  

So how does Shakeology come into play with this entire deal? 

I’m not one to sugar coat “buying” something.  When it comes to money, it is hard earned money and for some of us, buying something can be an “Investment” so I’ll just be to the point.
FIRSTYou must decide that YOU or someone you LOVE are WORTH it and be willing to invest in yourself or invest in them. Imagine how you or they would feel to FINALLY be able to put yourself first. To be able to shed the weight, gain strength, confidence, and esteem. To learn about clean eating and portion control. And to receive support from others who are battling the same struggles.

SECONDOnce you decide you are WORTH it, then you must be willing to purchase either the 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack OR 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Pack. {Click the links for more details}
With this purchase you will receive a 30 day supply of Shakeology, complete set of DVD’s, Portion Control containers, Shaker cup, PLUS me as your personal and free coach! And as an added bonus, access to my private 21 Day Fix Facebook Group starting August 3rd.

How do you get your FREEBIE?
The Fixate cookbook is available now and has already sold over 1 million copies! I will personally buy your cookbook and mail it to you.
THIRD—Once you make this investment in yourself, you will automatically be gives a spot in my next fitness and accountability group which starts 
I’m only offering this SPECIAL DEAL for 5 days so once July 28th passes, so does the opportunity for the freebie -  so do NOT wait. Don’t put it off until tomorrow—if you’re like me, you’ll forget!
If you are READY & WILLING & WORTH IT then let’s get started. Choose your method:
~Email me at JustTakeShape@gmail.com
~Send me a message on Facebook
~Comment with your email below this post
~Fill out this brief contact form

*Now if you feel the the 21 Day Fix isn't for you, no problem.  Just let me know.  You may be able to still get a FREE copy of Fixate.
Here are the rules:
  1. I must be your coach. (Contact me if you’re not sure if you have a coach.)
  2. You can not be a coach or actively working with one.
  3. If you are working with a coach on my team, contact them—don’t wait!
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Placenta Encapsulation: My Personal Experiment and Experience (Part 2)

It has now been 2 months since I gave birth to my daughter.  As you may recall, I decided to encapsulate my placenta (you can read the story here) in hopes that it would help with any postpartum depression, milk supply issues and even energy.

The morning after my daughter was born, my doula came to pick up my placenta at the hospital.  The turn around was very fast and within 24 hours, I had my placenta encapsulated.

I was instructed to take 3 capsules 2 times per day for the first 2 weeks then 1 to 3 capsules once a day after that.

By the next day, I noticed that I didn't seem to have the baby blues like I had had with my previous 2 babies.  However, my hope that it would increase my milk supply did not happen.

Two Weeks In

After taking the pills for about 2 weeks, I noticed that I had swelling in my feet, even though I was drinking a lot of water.  At first, I chalked it up to all the hormones raging and the IV fluids I had while in the hospital.  I began to wonder if this was possibly caused by the placenta pills.  I also noticed that there was very minimal change to my milk supply.

However, I did realize that I had yet to develop any of the baby blues that I had had with my last two children.  Because of this effect, I did continue to take the pills for a full month.


In mid June, I decided to stop taking them on a full time basis.  I had not noticed any positive (or negative) effects on my milk supply, which was the main reason I wanted to have my placenta encapsulated.  However, I did notice that I had a little more energy, but that could have been hormones too.

All in all, I may consider taking a pill every other day to help with any lasting postpartum depression, which may be hormonal or just lack of sleep.  

Now while my results may not be typical, as I have read many articles on placenta encapsulation, or even eating the placenta raw (something that I flat out refused to do).  I have heard both plus and minuses of ingesting the placenta in one form or the other, the main positive side effect (if you want to call it that) was the lack of or reduced postpartum depression/baby blues.  

What Are You Going To Do?

I would love to hear back from any moms (or mom-to-be) if you have consumed your placenta or even considering it and the effects you had in doing so.

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Chicken and Sweet Potato "Noodles"

Chicken is a staple in our household.  It is relatively cheap, can be made in numerous ways and is a healthy protein source so it is used a lot in recipes at our house.

Now when it comes to vegetables, a fun way to make them is to spiralize them (which is what this recipe calls for with the sweet potatoes).  You can pretty much spiralize any vegetable or starch.  This is a great alternative to your typical pasta noodles to help lower the carb content of your meals and makes food fun.  I use this spiralizer, but there are many others on the market.


2 tbsp coconut oil
2 pounds of chicken breasts, cubed
2-3 sweet potatoes
3/4 can of coconut milk
2 tbsp of butter, melted
Sea Salt
Black Pepper


  1. In a large pan, place the coconut oil in the center and turn on to a medium heat.
  2. Place the cubed chicken in the pan and cook it, turning the chicken throughout so that it does not burn.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, peel and spiralize the sweet potatoes.
  4. In a bowl, mix the sweet potatoes, coconut milk and butter together.
  5. When the chicken is cooked, add into the pan the coconut milk, butter and spiralized sweet potatoes and cover the pan.
  6. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium heat for at least 15 minutes or at least until the sweet potatoes have been reduced and are no longer crunchy.  Stir periodically so that the sweet potatoes do not burn to the pan.
  7. Remove lid and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste.


  • You can always add different spices such as red pepper flakes or even hot sauce if you like your meals to have a little kick to it.  
  • When you purchase the canned coconut milk, turn the can over so that the coconut juice and the coconut "fat" mix together in the can before opening it.
  • This recipe is very versatile so the additional ingredients are endless. 

Have you spiralized any vegetables yet?  If so, why kind and how did you use them?

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You'll Get Through This {Review and Giveaway}

This post is sponsored by Family Christian, but my review of You'll Get Through This is all my own!

We all have had our fair share of hardships in our lives at one time or another.  Whether it is divorce, illness, losing a loved one, even losing you job, we have all felt that despair, that feeling that you have reached the bottom and at that moment, you don't see how you will ever get out of the bottom of that pit.

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Lactation Energy Cookies

When you are breastfeeding, if you have issues with your milk supply, like me, you tend to try just about anything to keep your supply up or even increase your supply.  So in the midst of taking supplements, drinking tons of water and eating healthy fats, why not have cookies?  Well, Lactation Energy Cookies to be exact.

I created this recipe for my friend's blog at Hippy Juice Mama and can be found here.  I have had great results with them helping to keep my supply regulated and it doesn't help if they taste good too.  These cookies are also perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me  - and yes, they can be enjoyed by those not breastfeeding (just don't tell your husband or kids they are "lactation" cookies).

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Cleaning with Just Water? {Review and Giveaway}

This post is sponsored by e-cloth, but the review and opinions are purely my own.

We all want to strive to rid not only our body, but even our home, of toxic chemicals by using cleaner, more natural ways to clean.  However, being the germaphobe that I am, and growing up in a home where bleach was used to disinfect almost every room in the house, clean just isn't clean unless some type of disinfectant is used to kill those potentially harmful germs and bacteria.

Then I heard about e-cloth.  At first, I was a little skeptical.  How can a piece of fabric clean my house, especially areas that are notorious for germs and bacteria such as bathrooms and kitchens? But I was intrigued.  So I did some research and was contacted by e-cloth to do a review of their product.

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