Your Tribe Provides Your Vibe.

This Weeks Topic is: COMMUNITY

  • Your Tribe Provides Your Vibe.
  • Birds of a Feather Flock Together.
  • My personal favorite: Be careful who you choose as friends, because you become who they are.

If you’re looking for a great group of like minded people focused on creating health and a fuller life, this is the place to be on Tuesday evenings. It’s FREE, its’ FUN… and you’ll meet some of the best people I know.

TIME: 6:00 pm (PST)

DATE: Every Tuesday

PLACE: 5330 Primrose Drive, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 

For those out of the area join us through the Internet or Call in and join us!

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Your host, Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach

Jessie Made One Decision.

On August 26, 2015, JESSIE MADE A DECISION.

One Choice brought about all of this:

*Releasing 174 lbs. so far and counting
*Energy to play with her children
*Learning to love herself
*Growing into the best version of herself
*Breaking free of strongholds that tied her down
*Helping 100’s of others across America reach their dreams
*The ability to get her family off of public assistance
*Paying cash to take her hubby to Maui for their 10 year anniversary
*Earned a Free trip to Costa Rica with her hubby
*Building a health community her city…and so much more

Two Years ago— she would have never imagined her life now. Thanks to her health coach, our community of support who never gave up on her, and a comprehensive program that teaches you (healthy habits) how to eat right, get moving, lower stress and empowers you to live your best life.

She is happier. Her marriage is stronger. She can be the mom she wanted to be, and she is back to playing softball which she loved growing up.

What are you waiting for?

What can you accomplish in 2 years? Let us help you transform your life.

This is so much more than a diet, it’s living.

Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™

Learn more about our program and let’s connect to start creating your story:

Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan™ with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.


Building a Strong Support System


When you consider your health, deciding on your goals may not be difficult. Most people would love to be healthier and more active. You may want to spend more time with your friends and family. You might want to play catch with your kids or climb a flight of stairs without being out of breath. You may even want to travel abroad, climb a mountain, or run a marathon.

Having goals is a great first step! But goals alone aren’t enough to inspire a lasting change. It is important that we position those goals within a structure that supports them. With the right structure, our chance of success increases. With the wrong structure, our chance of success goes down. Let’s visualize this: If you are building a bridge over a chasm, you want a bridge that’s strong, durable, and reliable. If the bridge isn’t built correctly, you will never reach the other side. Building the bridge can seem overwhelming and it might feel too heavy to lift by yourself.

Just like building a bridge would be easier with a team, the journey to realizing your goals can be easier if you create a support network, surrounding yourself with like-minded people that will help and encourage you when you need it most. That’s where I, along with our healthy community, come in! A strong social support system can be incredibly powerful and, in my experience, it is one of the most important tools for ensuring success. Whether you need help putting the pieces of your bridge in place or a safety net to help you back up if you fall, creating relationships with supportive, inspiring people can make all the difference when it comes to reaching your goals.

We are better together!

Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™

Adios Fat! Tune into a free on-line chat Friday’s at noon to explore better health! I will be coaching you on health tips that will rock your world, and answering your questions.

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Looking forward to connecting with you then!

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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – Recipe

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Makes 4 servings and per serving you receive:
· 3 greens
· ¾ healthy fat
· 3 condiments

(Recipe: The Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan®)

· 1 medium head (about 24oz) cauliflower, rinsed
· 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
· 2 garlic cloves
· 2 tbsp. scallions, diced – white onion
· ¼ tsp. kosher salt and ½ tsp. pepper, to taste
· 4 tbsp. lime juice
· 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely. (Or you can buy it already riced, which is what I do.) Coarsely chop into florets, then place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.
Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. (I added 4 small chopped mushrooms – optional).
Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the cauliflower “rice” to the sauté pan.
Cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl; toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice to taste.

 Enjoy A Healthy Recipe With Your Family!

Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™

Your healthier life is waiting. All you have to do is take the first step.

Have you ever heard of the Buddy Bench?

Bench Buddy For Kids

Have you heard of the Buddy Bench?

Many schools are installing these benches in their schoolyards to help eliminate loneliness and foster friendships through active play.

The concept is simple:
A child who has no one to play with sits on the bench and other school kids are taught to approach the sitting child with open arms and a game to play. It’s working wonders for building team sportsmanship, self-confidence, and optimism!

If your school does not have a buddy bench, I recommend bringing it up in the next PTA meeting to get more children actively moving during recess.

Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™

Stay motivated with one of my favorite quotes:
I got this quote from my health coach years ago and I love it. (Yes – I have a health coach too and he is awesome!) It goes like this: “There is never a good day to start a diet, but it’s always a great day to start getting healthy”. This goes with my coaching philosophy that no one needs a “diet coach” because we all know how to diet and lose weight, but the real key is keeping it off and living a longer healthier life. As an Independent Certified Health Coach I help clients with a one-on-one approach to reach a healthy weight safely and quickly while learning lifestyle habits that will give them the tools and skills for lasting long-term success.

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Timing is everything – Healthy Kids

Back to School
Timing is everything.

Eating a balanced breakfast within 30 minutes of waking promotes weight maintenance by maintaining blood glucose levels and one’s metabolism. Energy from a healthy meal also keeps people of all ages focused with seemingly better memory and concentration levels. (I see better test scores for your little one in the future!)

With so many incredible benefits, there’s a reasonwhy people agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

Your Personal Health Coach,
Joyce Blonskij
Check out our Facebook Group: Weight Loss Health Tips

Here is my favorite quote about children getting healthy:
I actually think it depends on what age they are. If we can role model early-on a healthy lifestyle and have good nutritious foods available, I really think we have a much better job as parents to set the stage for a healthy life for our kids as they get older. We need to teach our children to eat real food. No fast foods. No junk foods. No processed foods. Just honest, nutritious, real food. Spend a day this coming weekend at a local farmers market and have them choose veggies and fruits for their school lunches. Oh – and please stop buying soda.

Click for a really good e-book by Dr. A:

The benefits of good sleep.


Sleep is one of the cornerstones of Optimal Health™, but it’s importance is all-too-often underestimated. Sleep is the glue that keeps our health and life together and it is an area where I feel many people struggle.

Before I discuss how to get better sleep, I want to remind you to join me (and hundreds of others) for this week’s Habits of Health webinar which is going to be quite the eye opener!

The Habits of Health Webinar is on Wednesday night at 5:30pm PST (6:30pm M, 7:30pm C, 8:30pm E) 

(The clients who hop on these find WAY MORE SUCCESS! If you missed last week’s webinar, the playback is now available:

The VALUE of Sleep

Sleep is your body’s way of restoring organ function, stabilizing chemical imbalance, refreshing areas of the brain that control mood and behavior, and improving performance. During sleep, your brain replenishes spent nutrients and repairs circuitry, rearranging your experiences much like a computer rearranges data.

To assess the quality of your sleep at a glance, consider the following questions:

Do you…

  • Wake up tired in the morning?
  • Need a nap in the afternoon?
  • Fall asleep watching television?
  • Find yourself sleepy after lunch?
  • Have difficulty falling asleep?
  • Have difficulty staying asleep?
  • Drink several cups of coffee or energy drinks to stay awake?

If you answered “yes” to many of these questions, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

In 2006, an Institute of Medicine report found that between 50 and 70 million people in the U.S. are not getting enough sleep. I typed up some quick tips that incorporate into your daily life to prevent yourself from becoming another statistic (reference page 217 of Dr. A’s Habits of Health for a complete guide to revamping your sleep):

  • Get out of bed when your alarm goes off and limit your in-bed activities to train your mind to always associate sleep with your bed.
  • Limit your caffeine intake (especially late in the day and within hours of your bedtime).
  • Decrease stimulation from electronics and other sources of bright light at least 30 minutes prior to trying to fall asleep.
  • Avoid exercising within two hours of your bedtime to help your body’s natural process for releasing the chemicals that induce sleep.
  • Set a sleep schedule and stick to it all week including weekends.

Joyce Blonskij, Your Personal Health Coach


Back To School

Answer me this…
Is it really possible to send your child, teen, or college-aged student to campus completely confident that they will have a healthful day?

The answer is YES!

By making sure they are staying nutritionally satisfied with a 5-star meal plan and otherwise boosted with balanced routines, you can rest assured that they are 100% ready to tackle all the quizzes, homework, and social activities that they’ll face during the day.

Stick with me over the next few days as I share incredible lunch ideas, meal planning techniques, sustainable daily routines, and so much more that your children will thank you for!

Your Personal Health Coach,
Joyce Blonskij

Here is a tip to achieve your goals:
Pick one achievable goal this week that’s totally impossible to fail at. Something so simple and easy you know you can do and make the promise to yourself that you will accomplish it no matter what. When I was asked this I decided to do “bed exercises” first thing before I stepped out of bed in the morning. It sound kinda weird but it works. I do leg lifts, crunches and stretches. The first day I started this my husband, John, wanted to Facebook Live me…thankfully he didn’t. That would have been a funny video for sure. What is your achievable goal for this week that is so small and easy you know you can do it? Share it below and let’s see what fun and healthy things we can come up with.

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Bob’s Story – Diabetes & Insulin Levels

Bob has type-2 diabetes. He was told by his many doctors to get his diet under control, lose weight, and eat better. Six years ago, Bob lost both legs at the knee due to his disease. Here is snip-it of Bob’s Story Controlling his type-2 diabetes through a proper diet and good nutrition with the help of Joyce & John Blonskij, Independent Health Coaches.

When we were introduced to Bob he was in bad shape. His insulin readings were at 600, the highest his meter went. After our initial meeting, we were able to determine the best program for Bob to help him lose weight, and get his insulin levels down. Diet is the key. Knowing what to eat, how often, and in what quantity. His body reacted so well to his new eating routine within a short time he was feeling better, his sugar levels were coming down, he lost weight, and he got excited seeing these results.

We love helping folks like Bob find hope and have better health.

If you or someone you know is open to exploring better health, please let us know.

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Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan™ with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.