The Ultimate Gift of Health For Less Than $100

We’re in the home stretch before Christmas, but gift-giving is still on our minds!

In our last post, we shared 12 great gift ideas to help motivate your friends or loved ones in a healthy direction.  However, the MoChi “Twist-a-Mania” workout program is the ultimate gift that offers health benefits throughout the entire year. It’s perfect for everyone — men, women, children, and seniors — because the high-energy, fat-burning, music-driven, fun workout can be done at home, school or the office.

MoChi Fitness is fun and affordable so giving the gift of health will be easy this year. We’ve even paired up some great fitness accessories to complement each level of fitness you’re gifting, and it’s all under $100!

For the Beginner – Less than $50

This gift idea is for the ones in your life that keep saying they’ll sign up for a gym membership but never do. Gifting a Single MoChi Twister and Twist-a-Mania dvd, will bring the gym to their home and get them moving. The awesome filtering waterbobble will  also make drinking water fresh and fun!

mf.holiday1Single MoChi Twister $19.99 | Fit & Fun #1 By Dawna, Twister Routine on DVD $14.99 | Syd Waterbobble $12

For the Go-Getter – Less than $70

Got a friend who’s determined to lose their extra weight and stay healthy? The MoChi Fitness Starter Package (with two twisters, G.I.F.T. dial, dvd, and Eating Right book) will motivate them to move and eat right. Top off the gift with a fitbook pink edition to help journal their way through healthy living.

mf.holiday2MoChi Fitness Starter Package $39.99 | fitbook PINK: fitness + nutrition journal ($4 to Breast Cancer Research)  $24.99

For the Fighter – $90

Feed your friend’s fitness frenzy with the MoChi Fitness All-in-One Package. They can twist their way through 4  jam-packed dvds, listen and read all about healthy eating, and tote their fitness everywhere they need to go. Give them a resistance cord to stretch their fight for fitness across the board.

mf.holiday3MoChi Fitness All-in-One Package $69.99 | Reebok Braided Resistance Cords $19.99

Tips to Gift

Being active in short intervals several times throughout the day is just as important as a pre- or post-workout sweat session. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, being sedentary for several hours daily can cause health issues like heart-disease and depression. Keeping your body in motion with 5-10 minute exercise breaks three to four times throughout the day can make a difference in your overall health.  With the portable MoChi “Twist-a-Mania” program you can conveniently transport the twisters to school or to the office making it easy to power up the motion in your body and offering health benefits that can add years to your life.

What other fitness accessories would you give your friends and how would it help their fight for a healthy life?

*This is in no way a sponsored/paid post. All opinions given are our own.

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MoChi Fitness Holiday Gift Guide: Top 12 Fitness Gifts

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Figuring out what to give your friends or family this holiday season? Well look no further! Give them the gift of health to let them know how much you care about them. They inspire and motivate you to be your best, and what better way to show your appreciation than by inspiring and motivating them to do the same with these healthy gifts!

  1. For the Girl Who Brings Everything. Who says carrying gym stuff can’t look stylish? This backpack proves us right. Marc By Marc Jacobs Packable Backpack – $88
  2. For the Fashionista. She can keep cool and look cool all while running the streets (or in the house). Nike Pro Hyperwarm Print Tights – $55
  3. For the Muscle Man. Let him be comfortable in this tee while he focuses on his workout. C9 By Champion Men’s Compression Camo Shirt – $16.99
  4. For the Foodie. Transform their eating, snacking, and drinking habits with these nutritional cards. FitDeck Nutrition – $9.95
  5. For the Outdoorsy. Protect them in style during their outdoor ventures with this colorful double zip jacket. adidas by Stella McCartney ‘Run’ Performance Jacket – $250
  6. For the Detail-Oriented. Help them track their daily dose of fitness with this fun and sleek wristband. UP By Jawbone – $129
  7. For the Comfort Queen. Bring forth the cozy after their workout in this chic fairisle half zip sweater. Athleta Diamond Peak Half Zip – $98
  8. For the Fit Fighter. Inspire the fitness seeker outside the gym with this motivational tee. Under Armour Men’s Addicted Graphic T – $24.99
  9. For the Muscle Focused. If you help warm their muscles with these compression sleeves, you’ll help yourself win a spot in their heart. Zensah Running Compression Leg Sleeve $39.99
  10. For Everyone. Fun, colored (we mean, filtered) water for all! bobble Water Bottle – $9.99/$13.89
  11. For the Sassy Stretcher. The lacy design of this comfy hoodie will help stylishly stretch her limbs and her face into a smile. Lulu Lemon Scuba Stretch Hoodie – $108
  12. For the Beauty Maven. Nicely kempt hair keeps a healthy girl happy and these headbands will do the trick. Under Armour Women’s Mini Headbands – $9.99

What are you giving your friends and family this season? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Photos: FitDeck.com, UnderArmour.com, Nordstrom.com, Target.com

*This is in no way a sponsored/paid post. All opinions given are our own.

Holiday Stress-Eating? Snack On This!

Thanksgiving is over, but the season of holiday eating isn’t! The next few weeks of last minute shopping, office Christmas parties, and family get-togethers will leave us eating more (aka snacking to ward off stress) than usual, so we’ve drafted a few snack saviors to help us get through the rest of the season in a healthy and non-guilty fashion:

  • The ‘erries – Blueberries, cranberries, and even cherries are packed with a lot of punch. Blueberries give a much needed energy boost, cranberries help protect from diseases and infections, and cherries are the fruit of choice for weight maintenance.
  • Persimmons – These sweet & savory fruits always seem to be under the radar, but they’re in the spotlight on ours. They’re full of fiber and Vitamin A. Eat them ripe and on a full stomach because they can react to an acidic environment, causing an intestinal obstruction called a bezoar.
  • Nuts – Put those beautiful nutcrackers to use and add some crunch to your palate. Nutrition profiles vary for each nut but almonds, hazelnuts, and peanuts boast the highest Vitamin E content per serving, a powerful antioxidant essential for metabolic processes and also good for preventing the development of arterial plaque (which can cause heart attacks).
  • Dark Chocolate – It’s truly a sweet fact when you find out that dark chocolate can be good for you. Not only does its natural antioxidants help with good cardiovascular health, but its chemical compounds also help with your mood. Snack and be merry, you deserve it!
  • Homemade Kettle Corn –  We love popcorn because it satisfies, but doesn’t spoil your appetite! And the healthy part about making it yourself? You control the sugar. Try using Rapunzel Organic Whole Cane Sugar (it retains most of the sugar cane’s minerals and vitamins).

Photo: The Healthy Housewife

Dawna’s Last Video Check-In with the Hilton Head Metabolism Diet

Listen as Dawna, MoChi Fitness Founder, shares her thoughts about the last week of the Hilton Head Metabolism Diet. Please keep emailing your questions and stories to us at info@mochifitness.com or on the MoChi Fitness Facebook Page. We love sharing in the journey to becoming healthy with our MoChi Fitness family!

“Choose to be strong. The only person in charge of being strong is you.”

Hilton Head Weight Check-In Week 6

Six weeks ago Dawna Hudson, Founder of MoChi Fitness, started a weight loss program called the Hilton Head Metabolism Diet. Dawna has shed 8 pounds since then, reaching a little over half of her weight loss goal of 15 pounds. Meeting her goal is taking longer than expected, but one should realize that dieting works differently for every body and with every lifestyle. There are also obstacles or distractions that may happen along the way – like getting sick or injured, going on vacation or business trips, etc.

However, the time and effort spent on this diet reveals one conclusion that is relevant to everyone: never give up and you’ll strive to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle that you won’t regret.

If you haven’t met your weight loss goal just yet, keep up the good faith (and good eating). All menus are readily available here on our MoChi Fitness blog, as well as the Hilton Head Metabolism book. Exercising twice a day is also key to successfully completing the diet, so don’t forget to twist with MoChi Twisters to get your fitness fix! If you have any questions or tips, email us at info@mochitwisters.com. We love hearing from you!

Hilton Head Diet Re-Entry Phase Menu

Hilton Head Diet – Third Phase -The Reentry Meals

It’s important that you pick up a copy of the national bestseller “Hilton Head Metabolism Diet” by Dr. Peter M. Miller before starting this diet with me… Dr. Miller offers a totally different approach to controlling your weight. As mentioned in the book it’s like discovering a medicine that has just been developed to cure your chronic disease… The book has been around for many years but once you experience the diet for yourself, you can’t stop talking about it. It changes your body chemistry and once you lose weight, you can eat normally and never gain weight again so long as you eat clean and balanced proportioned meals. Now that’s exciting!

I love our MoChi Fitness Twist Workout plan & diet and was successful losing 30 lbs following it. However, I was struggling with the last 15 lbs I wanted to drop off. My life has gotten so busy that I found myself anxious with taking the time to count calories and plan out my meals. What appeals to me about the Hilton Head diet is how easy it is to follow. No calorie counting or having to put thought into what I need to plan out for the week. The daily menu is planned out for you. It’s the perfect diet for me because it’s easy, and most importantly, l am experiencing good clean basic eating. It’s nutritionally balanced and resonates well with my body and it honestly just makes sense. Combined with the benefits and ease of use provided by the twist workout routine, I can easily balance my diet, exercise and daily life.

Re-Entry Phase
As you continue with the Low-cal and Booster phases, you should weigh yourself every Monday morning carefully tracking your weight. On the Monday that you are within two pounds or less of your goal, you are ready for the Re-entry Phase!

RE-ENTRY BREAKFAST EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK
Fruit juice – ½ cup – Choice of unsweetened or fresh grapefruit, orange, apricot, or prune juice
Cereal – ¾ cup – Choice of 40% Bran, all-bran, raisin bran, or other high fiber cereal
Low fat (2%) or skim milk – ½ cup
Fruit – 1 whole piece – Choice of orange, banana, pear, apple, grapefruit, peach, melon

MONDAY

RE-ENTRY BREAKFAST

LUNCH: Chicken Salad Sandwich
3oz chicken diced & mixed with 1 Tb mayonnaise
1 or 2 leaves of lettuce
2 pieces, thin-sliced whole wheat bread
½ pear

DINNER:
6 oz baked or broiled fish, shrimp, crab, or lobster meat – no butter
Tossed salad – small bowl of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, radish mixture with 2 Tb non-dietetic salad dressing
1 whole sweet potato with ½ Tb diet butter
½ cup vegetable – choice of carrots, green beans, broccoli, asparagus, spinach
½ cup strawberries and topped with 1 Tb vanilla or lemon yogurt

EVENING SNACK: Metabo-Meal
1 Whole English muffin – 1 Tb butter or 1 Tb non-dietetic jam or jelly
1 Cup Grapes

TUESDAY

RE-ENTRY BREAKFAST

LUNCH: Hamburger
3 oz of broiled lean beef, topped with ½ Tb mayonnaise or 2 Tb ketchup
1 or 2 leaves Lettuce
1 Slice Tomato

DINNER:
1 cup macaroni and cheese
4 spears of asparagus
1 whole tomato – grilled under broiler topped with tarragon or dill

EVENING SNACK: Metabo-Meal
6 graham crackers
1 cup low-fat or skim milk

WEDNESDAY

RE-ENTRY BREAKFAST

LUNCH:
½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
½ cantaloupe cut in wedges
½ cup strawberries sliced
2 or 3 lettuce leaves

DINNER:
5 oz any type broiled steak with visible fat removed
1 whole baked potato with 1 Tb diet butter
½ cup vegetable – choice of corn, peas, lima beans
Spinach salad – small bowl of raw spinach, onions, radishes, cucumbers, and carrots with 2 Tb diet salad dressing

EVENING SNACK: Metabo-Meal
1 whole bagel with 2 Tb cream cheese
1 whole fruit – choice of orange, apple, pear

THURSDAY

RE-ENTRY BREAKFAST

LUNCH: Omelet
2 egg omelet filled with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cheddar or American cheese
2 pieces of bread or rolls with 2 Tb diet butter

DINNER:
5 oz baked chicken
½ cup new potatoes
1 cup vegetables – choice of carrots, asparagus, spinach, zucchini, or green beans
baked apple – 1 whole apple, cut in half and topped with cinnamon and brown sugar substitute, bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees

EVENING SNACK: Metabo-Meal
Raw vegetable plate – mixture of 6 each – raw carrot sticks, celery, radishes, and cauliflower
4 pieces of Melba toast or RyKrisp with 2 Tb diet butter
½ cup juice – choice of orange, apple, grapefruit, prune, or apricot

FRIDAY

RE-ENTRY BREAKFAST

LUNCH: Tuna Fish Sandwich
2oz tuna mixed with 1Tb mayonnaise
2 slices bran bread
1 to 2 leaves lettuce
2 slices tomato
1 whole peach

DINNER:
6 oz any type of baked or broiled fish
1 cup rice topped with 1 Tb diet butter
1 cup vegetable – choice of corn, peas, lima beans
1 cup orange slices

EVENING SNACK: Metabo-Meal
8 oz any fruit-flavored yogurt

SATURDAY

RE-ENTRY BREAKFAST

LUNCH: Large Chicken Salad
Lettuce leaves, sliced tomato, onions, carrots, bell pepper, radishes
2 oz diced chicken or turkey
Handful of croutons, topped with 2 Tb nondietetic salad dressing
½ fruit – choice of apple, orange, or pear

DINNER:
5 oz roast beef, lamb or veal – all visible fat removed
1 whole baked potato with 2 Tb sour cream
1 cup vegetable – choice of asparagus, green beans, beets, carrots, broccoli, or spinach
2 slices bread or roll – no butter

EVENING SNACK: Metabo-Meal
4 cups of popcorn with 1 Tb diet butter – no salt
1 whole fruit – choice of apple, orange, pear, peach or melon

SUNDAY

RE-ENTRY BREAKFAST

LUNCH: Open Face Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwich
2 slices of whole wheat or rye bread
Top with slices of tomato and diet American cheese
Grill lightly under broiler
½ fruit – choice of apple, orange, or pear

DINNER: Spaghetti
2 cups cooked noodles
6 oz meatless commercially-prepared sauce
Parmesan cheese – sprinkled lightly over spaghetti
2 slices of Italian or French bread, with 1 Tb diet butter

EVENING SNACK: Metabo-Meal
Repeat your favorite metabo-meal from the Re-entry menu

Hilton Head Diet – Double Video Check-In With Dawna Hudson

Week 4 Check-In

Week 5 Check-In

Dawna has lost 6 pounds on the Hilton Head Metabolism Diet and is so close to her goal! Check out how she’s feeling with this diet plan and for her diet tip of the day. If you are nearing your weight loss goal, keep going and don’t get discouraged! Keep following the MoChi Fitness Facebook Page or MoChi Fitness Blog for further updates and more ways to combine inventive twist workouts with innovative diets!