Sunday, December 21, 2014

Chocolate Peppermint Muffins

Indulge your sweet tooth with these minty chocolate muffins made from good-for-you ingredients.

becoming your personal best, 21 day fix chocolate peppermint muffins

Total Time: 22 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 12 min.
Yield: 12 servings, 1 muffin each
1 (15-oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
3 large eggs
½ cup raw honey
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
½ tsp. pure peppermint extract
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Prepare 12 muffin cups by lining with muffin papers or coating with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
3. Place chickpeas, eggs, honey, cocoa powder, baking soda, coconut oil, and extract in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth.
4. Place batter in a medium bowl.
5. Divide batter among 12 prepared muffin cups.
6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
7. Cool completely and enjoy!
For the 21 Fixers its 1 Yellow and 1/2 Blue/Orange

This is an amazing recipe! To order the 21 Day Fix Program  CLICK HERE

Amy Amidei
CEO & Chief Troublemaker
The Bombshell Tribe

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Goals for 2015

Feeling SO accomplished! I spent the afternoon organizing my business, planning everything out for the rest of the year and for January, and beginning to look at my Goals for 2015.

This is not something I've ever gone into depth with doing. I'm not really a planner.. I'm a go with the flow, spontaneous kinda girl.

But Planning & Organizing is one of my resolutions and I already feel great about it. I think this is going to be a Game Changer!

BIG things to come in 2015! I have a Vision and now I feel prepared on how I'm going to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

becoming your personal best getting organized

I've got my planner & calendar, Shakeology, Webcam, Snowball Blue Mic, Ipad, my MacBook Pro and a huge monitor....Bring it on 2015! 

Now that I'm on this organizing kick, time to organize the house!!! Getting my box of donations ready to bless some families! 

Join my amazing Team at Becoming Your Personal Best! 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups

LOVE this SUPER easy breakfast recipe!

Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups

Yield: 12


½ cup applesauce
1 cup mashed banana (about 3 bananas)
1 banana for slicing
1 cup cooked quinoa (about ½ cup dry)
2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup almond milk
¼ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 apple, peeled and chopped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a muffin tin (I use olive oil).
Cook the quinoa. Bring ¾ up water to a boil, pour in ½ cup dry quinoa, reduce to a simmer until fluffy—about 12 minutes.
Mix applesauce, mashed banana, almond milk, honey and vanilla in a bowl.
Mix dry ingredients (quinoa, oats, cinnamon) in a separate bowl. Slowly stir the wet into the dry until fully combined.
Peel core and chop up an apple. Mix the apple chunks into the bowl.
Fill each of the muffin cups to the top with the quinoa mixture. Add a banana slice or two to the top of each.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes, then enjoy one warm!


Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat leftovers in the microwave before eating. You can also add some crushed pecans or walnuts to these--experiment!

Make a batch and eat them all week for breakfast or as a post-workout snack. They’re definitely best warm, but can also be eaten cold on the go!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

How To Volunteer With Solider's Angels

In honor of the Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

A handful of years back I was sitting in my cubicle hoping for a little speck of peace, but knowing I wouldn't get that as a new batch of Fraud Investigators from a training class I just taught would be hitting the floor with tons of questions. I was quickly skimming the CNN website to see what was going on in the world. 

What caught my eye was an article about the high suicide rate among Service Men and Woman who had served multiple deployments. I was so heartbroken to read some of the examples. I am an former military wife myself. I was married during Desert Storm...many moons ago, and my former hubby was attached to MiraMar Base. I worked on the base in the Civilian Personal Department during that time. My grandfather was killed in battle during WWII and is buried in Epinal, France. My father served during the Vietnam War in Korea. I have strong emotional ties to this community.

This article spoke about  Their motto is "May no Solider Go Unloved."

You register and adopt a service person that they randomly assign you. This person's name is usually submitted without their knowledge, and its by their CO, or someone that maybe notices that they don't get a lot of mail, or don't have family, or maybe that they are even struggling. 

You commit to writing three letters a week and sending two care packages a month. 

I signed right up! Pretty soon I got the news that I was assigned to Staff Sargent Josh (I'll keep his last name private) and that he had eight months left on his deployment. 

I struggled with how to introduce myself. I saw this company in the literature I received that made cakes that withstood the heat. It was pricey at $75.00 bucks..but I thought why not and how freakin fun! I imagined the look that might be on his face at getting a fancy cake in Afghanistan. I ordered the cake...then a few days laster thought holy Mcgregor I need to get a letter of introduction on the way as they said sometimes the mail takes weeks. It took me about 4 days to properly craft this letter (I was also working about 50-60 hours a week at the time) I wanted it to be upbeat, kind and caring. I sent it off.

I just about fell over when I received a reply from him 2 weeks later and I'll never forget what he said. 

He told me he got the cake a day before my letter arrived. He said he just sat there for a whole day just staring at it completely bowled over that a stranger would send him a cake. He said everyone was bugging him like crazy to bust it open and eat it. He just wouldn't let them till the second day. He was just awesome that he was so touched at that gesture so I was completely thrilled. He was very appreciative and told me about himself that he was married with 3 kids, and he was on his 3rd deployment and current serving in Afghanistan. He said that he didn't receive a lot of letters, and was looking forward to taking leave in a few months. We had a very nice and friendly correspondence and I was thrilled when he did get to go home for a visit as he and his wife renewed their wedding vows...very sweet!  We corresponded weekly for the eight months and I sent two care packages. I knew that were he was stationed was incredibly hot. I went to Costco and stocked up on tons of body wash, towelettes, those flavor packets that you can add to bottle water and some little soft nerf balls..just for fun. He said, funnily enough they enjoyed those balls and had a great day tearing up their office throwing them at each other! Ha-Ha! 

I'm glad he felt cared about and that he completed his tour and went home nice and safe to his wife and kids!  

I wholeheartedly recommend this organization! Here are some details:

Soldiers' Angels provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and a growing veteran population.

"May No Soldier Go Unloved," encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. The volunteers of Soldiers' Angels work tirelessly to demonstrate active care and concern for veterans, the wounded, deployed service members and their families.

To date, our volunteers have sent hundreds of thousands of care packages and letters to "adopted" deployed service members; we have supplied the wounded with over 25,000 of our First Response Backpacks directly at the Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan and the major military hospital in Germany, as well as provided care and comfort to those in stateside military and VA facilities; we have provided emergency aid to military families in need; we have partnered with the Department of Defense to provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptops to over 6,000 severely-wounded service members, as well as other technology that supports rehabilitation; we have provided flights to soldiers on leave or in emergency situations, and to their families wanting to be with them upon return from overseas; we provided Level III KEVLAR armored blankets to give personnel extra protection in their vehicles when it was needed early in the Iraq war; and we help to honor and uphold the families whose loved ones have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and safety. With the assistance of our generous supporters, the many volunteers of Soldiers' Angels have accomplished this and much, much more on behalf of the grateful citizens of the United States of America.
To see more about how Soldiers' Angels supports the troops and their families, click on the site menu or the link under "Teams and Projects - How to Help" on the homepage.

Help a service Man or Woman out! Thank you so much for reading this blog post! 

Thank you for your generous hearts!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mint Chocolate Truffles

Mint Chocolate Truffles

These minty truffles have so much chocolate flavor, one is all you need!

Total Time: 4 hrs. 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 12 servings, 1 truffle each
5 oz dark chocolate, 70% cocoa or higher, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
½ cup lite coconut milk
½ tsp. pure mint extract (or pure vanilla extract)
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa
1. Place chocolate, coconut oil, and mint extract in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
2. Bring coconut milk to a gentle boil in small saucepan over medium heat.
3. Add coconut milk to chocolate mixture; whisk gently until combined.
4. Place chocolate mixture, covered, in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
5. Using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out 1 Tbsp. of chocolate mixture. Roll into a ball. Roll in cocoa powder until evenly coated. Repeat steps five and six until there are twelve truffles.
6. Store in refrigerator for up to one week or in freezer for three months.


Body Beast Turkey Meatloaf

The Body Beast Turkey Meatloaf

BecomingYourpersonalbest turkey meatloaf receipe

This is a photo prior to going in the oven :) 

Body Best Turkey Meatloaf, Beachbody lean receipes

This is the after photo :)   Yummy! 

turkey meatloaf body beast recipe

This is fantastic and I have made this several times since my original post!  


Amy Amidei
CEO & Chief Troublemaker
Becoming Your Personal Best


Learn more so you can be more

To learn more so you can be more......

Start with taking a truly deep look inside on what your strengths and weakness are. 

Example: Do you need to educate yourself more on nutrition? Do you need to master your calendar to be super effective? Do you want to learn how to outsource certain work? Are you good at goal setting so that you have a defined plan of action? Do you need to learn how to speak to different personality types so that you won't accidentally drive people away. Do you need to learn how to become your own hype machine? Do you need to study how to do social media (Facebook, FB Fan Page, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Autoresponder series, Opt in pages, Blogging) for business? Do you know how to inspire? 

When you start a home business are a CEO!

When you want to do something you have never done before.. 

  • Build a Dynasty Team of amazing Health and Fitness Coaches. 
  • Attract like minded fantastic men and women to join your team who all have qualities you helping others, integrity, emotional generous
  • Cultivate an atmosphere of family where you care about their goals as much as they do 

I had to train myself to improve my areas of weakness and strengthen my strengths. I had to research and study! 

When you achieve your first milestones and successes---don't stop learning! Be motivated to learn more skills!
Here is my list of personal development books to help you develop a productive business mindset and effective strategies. 

You will must...DIVE into the pool of self development and backstroke in it. You'll need to have a strong skill-set to help your team duplicate your success.

Your brain is a computer and you must start reprograming it if you really want to be successful.

YOU MUST FIND A WAY TO MANIFEST positive attitudes, personal accountability to outcome, and resilience when things don't go your way. That's just what it takes. 

  • The 30 Day Push by Chalene Johnson
  • The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  • Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy
  • Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey
  • Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
  • The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
  • The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard
  • Go Pro by Eric Worre
  • 52 Ways to Live a Kick Ass Life by Andrea Owen
  • Money Master the Game by Anthony Robbins
  • Rock your Network Marketing Business by Sarah Robbins
  • The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

Become a voracious reader, physical books, books on your kindle, or audiobooks to utilize your drive time. 

That's it. You need to be creative to make things happen. You need to sculpt the situation you want and TAKE MASSIVE ACTION!

Be one the people who finds a way: Positive attitudes, personal accountability, extreme organization, and resilience when things don't go your way. 

NO Excuses

You got this!  Love you, 



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A True Addict ....Rescued

I just calculated that I used to spend at LEAST $224 a month on POISON.

Poison = Diet Coke.

Dramatic I know.

I am not PERFECT with what I eat. But I know one thing, I was addicted to Diet Coke big time.

Like many people working in a Corporate high stress job, I usually worked about 50-60 hours, 40 at work, then all the extra at home on my laptop every single evening making sure my reports were perfect.  I  went to bed late... every. single. workday.

So.... the Vending Machine became my best friend when I needed a pick-me-up, or most often when I needed to eat away my stress after taking really abusive escalated calls. I share that because I had a LIFELONG addiction to Diet Soda... it was bad.

I just calculated that I used to drink at LEAST 3-4 Diet Cokes a day - which means I was spending $56 a week - which is $224 a month... on gnarly chemicals.


Like every other human on Earth, I was skeptical about Shakeology at first because of the cost & because I THOUGHT it was a protein drink. I didn't know that it was so much more than that & I didn't know what I was missing out on.

Fast-forward almost THREE YEARS and I drink this incredible product every single day - sometimes twice. I save $224 a month - stopped pouring poison down my throat 3-4 times a day and have replaced it with something my body truly THRIVES off of.... and I even save AFTER I buy Shakeology.

Crazy how that works.

I was that person that never thought I would stop craving & drinking Diet Coke... but I am here to tell you I DID. That has nothing to do with will power it's what Shakeology gives my body what it NEEDS and so my body no longer craves that junk!

Addict since I was .... 16 years old..... rescued by Shakeology. 


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Are you an introvert or extravert?

Are you A or B? Post it below!

A.) Feels energized by being around others. You love having the emotion and passion of other people in the room. You like to work in groups, and if had to run errands, you would want someone to accompany you.

- or -

B.) Likes being around others, but feels energized when alone. You are very sensitive to the energy and emotions of those around you, so you can end up feeling drained by social situations. You like to think and work on your own and can get distracted from a project easily if others are around.

Do you feel that these traits benefit or hinder you in social situations?

I'm sure you guessed it, A is an extravert and B is an introvert. This is completely different than being shy vs. outgoing! This has to do with where you feel re-energized.
Knowing whether you're an introvert or extravert is important because there are times in life when we have to make ourselves a little uncomfortable in a social situation to make sure others around you ARE comfortable.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Roasted Cauliflower Mash

This twist on mashed potatoes is made with a non-starchy veggie, no cream and butter—and yet, it’s every bit as yummy as your traditional mashed potatoes.

Total Time: 50 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 45 min.
Yield: 8 servings, ¼ cup each

1 (2-lb.) cauliflower, cut into small florets, discard stem
4 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. granulated garlic (optional)
2 Tbsp. low-sodium organic vegetable broth

1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. Wash cauliflower and pat dry.
3. Place cauliflower in large baking pan. Drizzle with oil; toss gently to coat. 4. Season with salt and garlic.
5. Bake, stirring halfway through, for 40 to 45 minutes, or until tender.
6. Place in food processor; add vegetable broth. Pulse until smooth.

Quinoa Cheesy Garlic Bread

Quinoa Crust for Pizza or Cheesy Garlic ‘Bread’ 

I cannot wait to try this! 

½ cup quinoa
3 tsp. olive oil, divided
1 cup water
2 large eggs
1 ½ tsp. garlic salt
½ tsp. dried oregano leaves
½ tsp. dried basil leaves
½ tsp baking powder
¼ cup shredded Italian-blend cheese (pizza-blend or mozzarella would be good too)

Optional - For cheesy garlic bread: ½ cup shredded Italian-blend cheese and pizza sauce for dipping

Optional - For pizza: ⅓ cup pizza sauce, ½ cup shredded Italian-blend cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings
Place the uncooked quinoa into a fine mesh strainer and run under cool water for about a minute until water runs clear. Shake off as much excess liquid as possible. Add the rinsed quinoa and 2 tsp. olive oil to a medium sauce pot. Turn the heat to medium high and stir occasionally for 6-7 minutes. The excess moisture will evaporate and the quinoa will begin to toast.
Carefully add the water to the toasted quinoa and cover. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Let the quinoa cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and turn the heat to low. Cook 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally (evaporating excess moisture). Transfer the cooked quinoa to a large bowl and let it cool for at least 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, add the eggs, 1 tsp. olive oil, garlic salt, oregano, basil, and baking powder. Whisk until well combined.
Add the cheese to the quinoa. Stir to combine. Add the egg mixture to the quinoa. Stir until well combined.
Spread the quinoa dough into a ¼ inch, even layer on the parchment paper. I made cheesy bread sticks so I made a 10 x 7 inch rectangle. Bake for 18-
20 minutes, edges should begin to brown.
Top with the pizza, or garlic bread, toppings and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
Let the pizza, or garlic bread, cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

You can fail at something you hate, so you might as well do something you LOVE

Take a Chance and do what you LOVE

“Fear is going to be a player in life, but you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future, but all it will ever be is what’s happening here, and the decisions that we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear. 
So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the Universe for it.

I can tell you from experience, the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn't believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice.

Instead he got a safe job as an accountant, and when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job, and our family had to do whatever we could to survive.

I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.

That peace that we are after lies somewhere beyond personality. Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.

You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world, and as you walk through those doors today, you will only have two choices: love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart."

~Amy Amidei
The Bombshell Tribe


Monday, November 17, 2014

Eat. Drink. Be Amazing this Holiday Season. Accountability with Flexibility

We have 41 days until New Year’s Eve, about 6 weeks. 

Those weeks will be full of candies, baked goods, decadent meals, and festive cocktails — all of the time!

The math shows us that even just one, seemingly innocent, extra little treat a day (like piece of cake, pumpkin bread, an extra martini at meal time easily adds about 300 calories) for the rest of the year will guarantee a 4.7 pound addition to your body. Bah Humbug!  That means tighter pants, larger muffin top and jigglier arms. Not the best look for your New Year’s Eve plans. 

Now for the good stuff. On the flip side, instead of eating it, you decide to burn it off, you can chisel off those same 4.7 pounds and ring in the New Year lighter, brighter, happier, healthier and more confident. Pretty good deal, right?

So how am I going to do that you ask? Well I am going to host a 30 day clean eating and Fitness accountability group.  It is closed so no one can see what is posted but the group.  

Each day you will get a post from me.  It will be a tip, motivation, recipe, or meal plan.  Each day you are required to just check in and rate your day.  My goal is to help you make healthy eating a lifestyle vs a crash diet.  We will learn how to have balance over the holidays, handle eating out, parties, social events, cravings and more!  I have accumulated a lot of tricks, and I will share them all with you!

Lastly, exercise is highly encouraged,  You have the choice to do a Beachbody Workout, or you can continue with whatever fitness program you are currently doing!  It's totally your call.

Think about this you could lose (the above) by New Year! Crazy pants, right! 

Next complete the application below and I will be in contact with you to answer your questions and get you started!

This group begins now with what I call pre season. 
It takes 21 days to create a new habit and the cool part is that you have a handful of new found friends that are on exactly the same path that you are! Challenge groups are a magical thing!  I look forward to seeing you in the group!

The deal is...
I'm in love with helping people. As a person. 

IT is what makes me tick! It is what makes me excited to jump out of bed in the morning - truly.

It is beyond exciting to be so blessed that we are able to DESIGN our OWN life! It doesn't get more FREE than that!

I wish you the best in this journey, but most importantly... you MUST believe in yourself.

You must!

Love XXOO,



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Courage....Get Some

I was just thinking about what it takes to reach your highest potential...

Vision, Passion and quite possibly the most important...Courage

Courage: When you are afraid...hands shaking... butterflies swarming your tummy...and you forge ahead and follow your dreams anyway.

Sometimes making a BOLD move is the only way to force yourself to grow into the person you were meant to be. I look back on some of my boldest moves...quitting my eleven year career as a Fraud Specialist ...walking away from my brand new first house....because my mother only had a couple years to live. At the time, it was the scariest financial decision I've ever made, but they also turned out to be the most rewarding in other ways. 

I got to spend quality and quantity time with my mother before her death. Met a bunch of girls who are amazing, and embody all the qualities I most cherish. I was had my first experience being a Team Beachbody Coach. I'm looking forward to developing my Beachbody business again, and changing a lot of lives for the better including my own!

Fear is a poison that will try it's hardest to immobilize you and paralyze your actions. Every Time you give in to your fear, you lose strength and belief in yourself. The same goes with depression!

Draw a line in the sand and decide that no matter how difficult the path ahead may will push past your anxiety & keep moving forward.

I've been afraid of rejection, afraid of not being perfect & afraid, and that I would stumble and fail. What I am most proud of is being fearful and taking action regardless. Many times, I have surprised myself by rising to the occasion and prevailing. But there have also been moments of humbling failure. Like having to accept a job that would only pay 50% of my bills because I just needed a job ASAP.  While I may not have understood it at the time, those are the experiences that taught me the MOST valuable lessons.

So I'm asking you to trust me and I challenge you to step out of the norm. Take a chance and vote on YOU. There will be obstacles, others might not understand what you are doing, you'll stumble, you'll fall, some people might think you're crazy (and others will be crazy enough to tell you so). 

At times you might feel like everyone closest to you doesn't understand your dream. That is seriously ok with that.

But consider the alternative... if you give up on your dreams.... will you be content living with you're life the way it is now...or is there a tiny voice that is getting louder saying...LISTEN UP & GO AFTER THAT GOAL!  

What if instead of achieve success beyond your wildest dream? What if pursuing your dream gives others the courage to bet on themselves? WHAT IF finding your joy and following it means a life of fulfillment?

Instead of fear being a roadblock, look it right in the eye and steal it's power. Decide that you're ready to GO FOR IT no matter that. The TRUE measure of courage is not whether or not you reach your's how many times you get back on your feet. It's standing up and pursuing your dreams. 

You're never going to feel READY...and you might always feel that fear...but weigh the FEAR against the incredible POSSIBILITIES...and I know you'll be ready to dive in headfirst  <<-- speaking from personal experience on this one 

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.


Amy XXOO   Dream Big Dynasty

The Iceburg of Relationship Marketing

Looking at Marketing from a Different Perspective!!

It takes time to build any relationship in Depth

The Tip of the Iceberg is:

Who people think you are...

When they truly get to know you what do you want them to find??

  • Perhaps they find someone full of Deep Treasure
  • A Sincere Person
  • Kind
  • Willing to Sacrifice
  • A person of Character
  • Integrity
  • Lighthearted and Joyful
  • Full of Unconditional Love

Share if you have enjoyed a different Perspective!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Beast Meatloaf Recipe from Beachbody's Beast Nutrition Guide

This is what it looks like right before it goes into the oven! 

Here is the Meatloaf fully cooked! Delicious! 

Eat clean and enjoy!

Love  Amy XXOO

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