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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Chicken Fajita Salad Recipe

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Seriously, friends.  This Chicken Fajita Salad recipe might be one of my all-time favorites!  It’s pretty simple but it truly gives your taste buds a party.  You don’t have to put it over spinach like I did, though…you can put it in a wrap and add your own fillings, just like regular chicken fajitas.

Here’s what you need for 2 servings:

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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 LIKE page on Facebook. 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

5 Reasons Meal Planning is Worth It

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.

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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