The correct shoes

With my little girl about to have her birthday (I can't believe how much she has grown!), we are looking for ideas and things for her party. While online I ran across this quote; "Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world" - Bette Midler <-- When I read that I couldn't help but to think of a photo that I took of our little girl almost eight months ago of her standing in front of these shoes in a store. I just knew it had to go with that photo.

Our little girl often appears to know exactly what she wants and doesn't like to be have her determination derailed for any reason.

I of course am pretty partial however, I feel that she is a perfect combination of being amazing, witty, smart, fun, so darn defiant, determined, head strong and focused,.... it's nuts. She's also sweet and kind too. My wife sums it up by saying; "Sugar and Spice." She has so much determination and drive, I already feel that she is destined to do great things! Which is why this quote and this photo fit so well.

I am so grateful for the time that I have with her, my wife, our son and I am looking forward all the fun times with the new baby that is on the way! That's right, my wife is pregnant! Baby number three is on its way, as they say; there's a "bun in the oven." :-)

I am truly grateful for our friends that spoke up and showed me how to get my life back on track by improving my overall health. If it wasn't for them, who knows where I'd be, or how big I would be right now. I do know that each moment I spend with my little kids and my wife is time that I can do so now without lugging around 252+ pounds! Spending time and being active with them is a lot easier since there is less of me!

Maintaining your success!

Just a heads up, as many of you know I started juicing to improve my overall health.

My first and number one goal was to get healthier. In doing so I've met a lot of people and have been contacted by many others! Regardless how you do it once you get your life (or as you are getting your life) healthier, maintaining is key! With that said, I started the facebook group, Maintaining Your Sucess.

If you are a juicer, a do it yourselfer, or whatever... at times we all need motivation to help us stay focused.

Feel free to come on by

No matter what you are doing to improve your health, so long as it is safe, congratulations for taking the steps to do so!

New | BeachBody Coach | Opportunity! | Join my team | and become an | Emerald Coach! | Go on a | Carnival Cruise!


Here is an opportunity for ME to pay for YOU to go on a cruise after you join my team! Our team is going to take a cruise on the Carnival IMAGINATION CRUISE SHIP!

This is for ALL NEW coaches (which could be YOU) and CURRENT Coaches that advance in rank on my TEAM!

Any and ALL of my sponsored coaches that become an Emerald Rank or Higher by April 12th, 2014 are eligible! 

The only thing you must do is become and remain an active Emerald Rank or higher Coach no later than April 12th, 2014 through the cruise date to get to go on a cruise paid for by me, Johnathan! -- See the videos below for HOW to become an EMERALD coach basically over night! - Read the Text in the image below to see how easy and fast it is to become an Emerald Coach!

If you love fitness, helping people out or just want to make some more money to help pay the bills or have extra spending money, this is for you!

This is the link you NEED to use to sign up as one of my coaches!

You can also Complete this application to help me get to know you better:

Feel free to message email me at swart23@beachbodycoach-com

This Golden Opportunity applies to ALL NEW and current coaches on my team! 

How #ItWorks: All of my new and current coaches that are Emerald or higher by April 12th, 2014 get to go, so long as they remain an active coach and are still an active coach by the cruise date.

*IF* YOU become an Emerald Rank Coach or above before or by April 4th, 2014, YOU will get a bonus of $200 spending cash on the cruise!

All of my coaches that advance to the rank of Ruby Coach before December 1st, 2014 will have their cruise paid for and will receive half of their airfare reimbursed by me, Johnathan.

All of my coaches that advance to the rank of Diamond Coach or higher by December 1st, 2014 will have their cruise paid for and also their entire airfare paid for, by me.

Our cruise date will be in January 2015. The cut off date for having half of the airfare or all of the airfare paid for due to becoming a Ruby or Diamond is December 1st, 2014.

This will either be a 3, 4 or 5 day cruise departing out of Long Beach, California! The exact details will be worked out after the cut-off date.

Once again; If you love fitness, helping people out or just want to make some more money to help pay the bills or have extra spending money, this is for you!

This is the link you NEED to use to sign up as one of my coaches!

The following videos will help you see how to successfully make Emerald (remember, April 4th, 2014 is the cut-off for the $200 bonus and April 12th, 2014 to go on the cruise).

What is coaching?

How to Rank Advance

From the CEO: (3 mins)

If you treat this business like a hobby, it will pay you like a hobby. If you treat this business like you just invested into a Franchise, it can treat you and pay you according to your efforts.

I have a training starting on March 21st that will teach what I did to have early success. When you join my team, you're part of a family that is here to support and encourage each other.

There are ways to have your $39.95 sign-up fee waived.

If you are in the military or the spouse of a U.S. Service member, the fee can also be waived.

If you have ever been medically discharged with a service connected disability, message me, as there are things BeachBody does for you as well.

What's that? You are ready to go? Perfect! This is the link you NEED to use to sign up as one of my coaches!

No #FitnessCliff here!

82.2 pounds officially - GONE! I weighed out at 169.8 for the BMI challenge! Now, I desire to get more muscle. Not looking to turn into a body builder or anything like that. However, muscle burns more calories at rest than fat. It is time to really focus on the core and eliminating the fat hanging around the mid section!

It has been a long, hard and mentally challenging year! 

My body has gone through some hard times. The transformation on the outside was one thing. Internally, this has been a transformation too. It is about time to go in for Labs again. Last time I went in ( all checked out fine. I'm guessing this next time will be the same, or better. 

No matter what your fitness goals are... believe in yourself!
Now the plan is to maintain! No one said this would be easy, but it IS worth it!

Maintaining the Transformation

Welcome to my Juicing and weight loss blog. This blog started as an online journal / diary for myself, as a way to keep me focused. After over 120 days of juicing 90% of my food. Adding walking into my lifestyle and then later doing Insanity and the P90X workout programs, the combination of these have helped eliminate and keep off over 70 pounds! With confidence, motivation, consciousness of what I am consuming and love for life and living, I am committed to improving overall health and maintaining it!

This blog is evolving into a way to reach out and touch the lives of thousands. Literally, thousands of people have read my story about how Joe Cross' Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead inspired me to change my life after Reboot with Joe ran this Success Story:

As a result of all the inquires, messages, comments, and requests for more information I started a facebook page Reboot Support. and then opened a facebook group page titled: Nutrition is King.
Reboot With Joe 2.0 - Maintaining Your Success:

Weight Loss Motivation:
My suggestion... get inspired! And reflect often on what inspired you!
Since you are going to improve your overall health, and are already committed or are just now committing to lose weight, feel free to do as I did. Go to and register for their $12,000 in cash payouts for losing weight! If you lose at least 15% of your body weight you are guaranteed cash! And they only allow 300 people in each contest round. So the odds are way in your favor!

If you don't mind, when you get there, tell them "84lbs84days" or Johnathan Swart referred you, my blog has been listed in their drop down menu on the referral page!

Nutrition is truly "King!" No matter how you look at it, the most important nutrients are those that your body is not getting. Once a body starts getting what it needs, it can be healthier. You have one body, keep it healthy!

Most people spend between $2.00 and $7.00 (between $30 and $210 a month) per meal. Assuming most people eat 3 meals or snacks a day, for 30 days (not counting if you have a soda, red bull, an energy drink a gourmet coffee as a pick me up or go out to lunch and dinner and leave a tip for the waiter), that's between $6 and $21 a day (between $180 and $630) for meals that generally are lacking most nutrients but are full of white flour, enriched ingredients stripped white sugar and possibly protein. Besides that, most meals especially "fast food" is lacking nutrients. Everyone, regardless if they are skinny, heavy, man, woman, child, elderly, a smoker, non-smoker, drinker, non-drinker, everyone needs nutrition and if they don't get nutrients their body will suffer. I get the equivalent of 5 salads filled with superfoods, nutrients and vitamins in one meal, and it is fast! Can you say, possibly one of the healthiest fast foods ever! All of that made up in 30 seconds, maybe, 2 minutes depending on if you use a shaker glass or a blender to mix yours. And it is highly nutritious too! 

Are you tired half way through the day and need a coffee or a red bull? Do you have cravings? Maybe you feel like you’re in a fog. Would you consider your digestion regular? If not, or if any of these apply to you, these are symptoms of poor nutrition. It means more than likely, you are vitamin and nutrient deficient.

When your body doesn’t get adequate amounts of nutrients, it reacts by making you feel hungry more often, gives you those “Sweet” cravings more often, you have trouble concentrating and your body gets tired.

The average diet is based on consuming 2,000 calories a day. You may need more or less depending on your specific circumstances.  Most people don’t get enough vitamins and nutrients because the foods we do eat lack nutrients and are mostly processed foods. When people attempt to lose weight, we drop our calories way back, which in turn typically drops out nutrition consumption even lower. We can not just cut calories without subsequently cutting back the volume of nutrients that we are taking in. This is why when most people are dieting, they feel physically drained, irritable, hungry and lose motivation. So they quit, gain all the weight back (often times more) and continue with this vicious cycle. Fueling our body with nutrients and vitamins is vital to overall health!

Daily, I drink Shakeology! Why do I do this? At only 140 calories, you get nearly all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs for that entire day. Plus 70 super-foods that can help regulate your body in many ways.

Fuel your body, don’t deprive it! Check out Shakeology here! 

If you are ready to make a full commitment to your health and improving your ability to do more, be active, possibly be more mobile and healthier as a whole, grab a challenge pack. A challenge pack is a combo pack that gives you shakeology and a workout program together, for less than getting them individually. You can view and compare challenge packs here. For those of you who have busy lives and don't feel you have time to workout, T25 is a 25 minute workout and P90X3 is a thirty minute workout.

This additional health and fitness contest can help you achieve your fitness goals and give you a chance to WIN some serious cash! If you want to get fit, now is the time to do it. Use any Beachbody® program and share your results for a FREE T-shirt and a chance to win over $100,000! There are even daily prizes of $500!

No matter what you do, know that nutrients and vitamins are vital. Even if you love junk food, sodas, candy and lush foods, without nutrients you are depriving your body and soon it will get worse off. Do yourself a favor, if nothing else, spend about $4 a day, one meal a day, to improve your life and fuel your body with arguably the smartest and healthiest calories you can consume a day.. Seriously, most people spend that on a drink at a restaurant, an "energy" drink or even tipping a server, and get next to nothing in terms of nutrients and vitamins 

Shakeology is very versatile. It comes in 140-180 calorie servings. At 140 calories you can use it as a snack or a low calorie, highly nutrition meal replacement that will fuel your body. You could make it up to 300 calories for a full meal replacement. For someone wanting to put on weight, you can make it 600-800 calories, by adding extra clean foods and omega 3’s. There are several recipe ideas here on 

Personally I use almond milk as my base and I love it! Other options include milk, water, orange juice, or other nut milks. I use a nut base for flavor, but also as a way to avoid adding extra dairy in my system. About 1% of the U.S. population has some form of intolerance to milk or dairy so using a nut base milk, water or even orange juice (depending on the flavor of shakeology you are making) can lessen your chances of having a reaction to adding additional dairy to your lifestyle. Beachbody and Shakeology took this into consideration when they made their vegan (non-dairy) varieties; Tropical Strawberry and Chocolate Vegan

With a healthy body you can spend more time with family, friends, hobbies, your ambitions and possibly less time taking prescriptions, at the Doctor's office or missing activities and events due to being sick or under the weather.

This is your life. Nutrients can give a body the ability to heal itself and stay healthy longer. Make the choice today, to enhance your life and start being healthier!