List of Personal Development Books

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5 dimensions of personal development: spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, social

I used to look at personal development books and think they were cheesy.  But when  I became a Beachbody coach, they kept talking about the importance of continually growing yourself through these kinds of books.

I decided to put away my own pride and start reading my very first PD book called The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.  It only took about 10 pages before I realized this stuff was extremely powerful.  Now, my goal is to read personal development every day along with my daily quiet time with God.  Here’s a good list to get you started.  Some are business related, and others are about improving your life, mindset, marriage, time management skills, finances, etc. Remember, choose an area that you feel weaker in so you can strengthen that area of your life!  Happy reading!

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My Journey from Teacher to Mom to Fitness Coach

I wasn’t always a fitness nut.  This is where life has taken me over the last 10 years.

5 Ways to Increase your Motivation

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Lately we’ve been talking about feeling motivated (or feeling completely unmotivated) in one of my challenge groups.  It’s definitely hard to stay motivated for weeks on end.  How do you keep up the same gung-ho attitude on week 8 that you had in week 1?  Honestly, you have to work at it.  In the beginning it comes naturally, and you’re ready to give it all you’ve got, but once you’re settled into your routine, you sometimes have to trick yourself into feeling motivated.

Please know that it is completely normal to feel your motivation go up and down.  Truly what matters is what you do (and don’t do) when you feel your motivation waning.  Take a look at some tips that can help you get your groove back.

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My Top 5 Reasons for Becoming a Coach

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If you’re going to follow me as a coach, then I want you to know me and know WHY I’m doing this. WHY I decided to become a coach and run my business on Facebook and Instagram. Please know my reasons don’t work for everyone, and I’m SO thankful for the great teachers that have taught my kids (the career I have given up). But for me, here are my top 5 reasons (will you make it to #5?): Continue reading

31 Days of Super Foods Revealed

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Over the past few months, I have been becoming more and more interested in the ingredients in my food, especially those in my daily dose of dense nutrition – AKA Shakeology.  I’ve been drinking it for close to 2 years now, and while I have been able to talk about how it has so drastically changed the way I feel, I’ll admit I wasn’t sure what was it in that made the difference.  Enter the 31 Days of “What’s in Shakeology?” that I created on my Facebook like page (you can find it HERE).  It certainly doesn’t cover them all, considering that there are 70 super foods, but it’s a start.  I thought it would be helpful to have them all in one spot and others agreed, so here you go… Continue reading

How is Shakeology different from a protein shake?

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I get this question ALL the time.  “I’m drinking a protein shake.  Can I just keep drinking that?  Is Shakeology THAT different?”

The answer is YES.  Leaps and bounds different.

But let me start and tell you that I was super skeptical about Shakeology because I was not a shake drinker at all.  I thought it was just like other shakes that claim to do certain things and not deliver. But then I tried it, and WOW, is it good!  It’s like drinking a sinful milkshake.  Every. Single. Day.  Honestly, the taste is what got me hooked at first.  But then I realized how it made me feel.  Shakeology absolutely delivers on its promises!

It is not just another meal replacement shake or protein shake, but it is a nutrient dense super food shake that helps in so many ways. It has all of the protein, carbs, and healthy fats you need, plus 70 super foods including: Continue reading

My 3-Day Refresh Results

One of the cool things about being a coach is that I get to be on my health and fitness journey along with others all the time.  So if we’re trying out a new fitness program – I’ve got my peeps to gripe with about sore muscles but also to celebrate victories with too.  If we’re trying out a new healthy eating plan – my group holds me accountable to stick to the menu.  This time I had the opportunity to lead a group doing the 3-Day Refresh.  I completed this program one time before, so I looked forward to sharing my thoughts with the group every night and hearing what they had to say.

If you’ve never heard of the 3-Day Refresh, the point is to help you break the cycle of unhealthy eating, give your body a jump start, and promote healthy weight loss.  This time around I decided to do it because I was coming back from ankle surgery that side-lined me for a bit, not allowing me to do much exercising, and then the holidays came right on top of that.  Needless to say, I started falling back into some old eating habits that were putting on some unwanted pounds and inches, and I was ready to kick them to the curb.  Take a look at my quick video, the plan for the 3 days, and then finally, MY results!!

Here’s the schedule for each of the 3 days:

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