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
Be honest, do you pay attention to what you’re eating? I sure didn’t used to. I would work hard in the gym but then follow it up with not so stellar eating. I used to think, “I’m working out and I’m working hard, so now it’s OK if I have that (cookie, ice cream, humongous portion) – you name it! And I wondered why I wasn’t getting any kind of results physically. Working out as hard as I was not to see the scale budge or any new definition took a toll on me emotionally. I started feeling like a failure, like I’d never be able to change my body.
But then I was introduced to the world of Beachbody. The focus was still on exercise, but now a new component was entered into the equation – nutrition. I was not excited. I thought I’d have to eat like a bird or eat foods I really didn’t like to get results. I had no idea what healthy eating looked like. Bottom line, I was out of my comfort zone.
But often times that’s where the magic is, right? Truly, it was for me. Continue reading
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
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
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:
It’s that time of year…the time when a lot of people focus on being thankful. When I was growing up, we’d sit around the table on Thanksgiving and share what we were thankful for – often times it was family, friends, a safe house, and food on the table. These days, this practice has evolved to sharing on social media. How many of you are taking the challenge where you identify things you’re thankful for each day and post them on your Facebook wall? I think it’s a great idea, and here’s why:
So here it is, peeps…my third and final installment of my journey from self-critical to self-confident.
Wondering what else could possibly happen? If you read part one and two, you now know that my prayers were answered about my body image, raising my confidence through the roof and putting an end to my self-criticism, but my story doesn’t end there.
There was another aspect of my life that was causing me anxiety (yes, more, I’m finding I was quite a mess). I’m such a planner and somewhat of a control freak, so it made me super anxious to think about what my future had in store for me in terms of a job. Continue reading