I usually only see my Fiancé once every month since he lives 10 hours away in Maine and I’m hanging out here in Pennsylvania… It’s a slight challenge, but it’s temporary and we both have to continue doing what we need to do to achieve our goals! This is one reason I love this man so much! We understand each other, and support one another with our life goals.. even if it requires us being away from each other for some time.
So even though I saw Brent last weekend and he came to visit, he decided to surprise me again with another visit! Yes, he’s crazy enough to drive 10 hours each way to be with me when he can! We made a weekend out of it for sure! We started off with getting our first fur baby together!! He had a cat prior to us starting our relationship, but now we got our first puppy!! We adopted her from a friend of mine who was looking for a family for her! It worked out perfect because I needed a hypoallergenic doggy that doesn’t shed because of my son Weston’s allergies. She’s def loved so much already! We even took her into Walmart to get groceries.. yea, you can call us the crazy people of Walmart!! LOL! And Yes, Brent is our new “Dog Mom”!
After getting our pup Izzy, we went to visit my mom and soon to be step-dad and went 4 wheeling! We took the side by side and stayed warm and dry while my mom and her boyfriend got wet and cold on the quad!! Never a dull moment with us!
Sunday, we went to downtown Chambersburg to our Ice Fest, and while we were there, Brent finally got to see our venue for our wedding! He has only seen pictures, so this was a nice surprise!
Sunday night pizza, movie, and cuddles!!
What is your favorite kind of pizza? I don’t know about you, but I love my Papa John’s and Stuffed Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut.. but I also know that it has as many calories per slice as I should have in a whole day!! So, it’s time to make some adjustments and make my own version so I am getting my pizza cravings satisfied, but also staying on track with my fitness goals! Because everyone should know you can’t work off a bad diet!
So Brent and I wanted to have pizza, movie, and cuddle night, so we went for making our own pizza! Saving money, calories, and we had a blast making it together! I was going to make a white pizza, but Brent had an awesome idea of adding Kale instead of spinach, which I never have done before! I am always up for trying something new!
Healthy Stuffed Crust Kale Pizza:
1 whole grain pizza crust (I get the Pillsbury roll)
1/2 cup organic pizza sauce
6 light string cheese
3 large tomatoes
2 cups fresh kale
1 cup fresh portobello mushrooms
2 cups shredded 1% mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 black pepper
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Roll out the dough. Place the string cheese side-by-side length wise 1/2 inch from end of dough. Roll the end of dough over top string cheese, so the cheese is covered fully by dough to make crust.
Add sauce to the middle and with a spoon, smooth out sauce so it covers the dough.
Add cheese and spread evenly to cover the pizza (except crust).
Add Kale and spread evenly on pizza.
Add mushrooms, and remaining 4 ingredients to pizza (evenly sprinkling on top of pizza).
Bake for 25 min, or until brown on top.
Let cool before eating!
ENJOY with your favorite salad! Mine of course is the Strawberry Spinach Salad!
Ok, so you really gotta try this recipe!! It’s crazy amazing!!
WHAT ELSE DID PREP FOR THE WEDDING?!
Now, I know this post is a prep for our wedding, so if you really want to know what we got accomplished.. well… we just saw our venue again TOGETHER! One more thing, I got to sit down with our DJ and go over what music we went for each part of the wedding.. I do not know what I would do without her! She’s kinda like my wedding planner!
Other than those 2 things, we didn’t do anything else! I will say this week is going to be BUSY! I need to follow up with everyone we are using for the wedding to help make it special!
Staying Fit For Our Wedding!
As you saw, we made some healthy food, and we also did get some workouts in! We have been doing Core De Force, our home fitness program! It’s nice because we can workout at home, we have a schedule to follow, along with a meal plan! If you want more information on this program, or starting your fitness journey, please fill out the application below and I will contact you and help you get started!
Overall, we had a great week, weekend, and are ready to keep chugging along with our journey! Lots of surprises and unknowns, but we have faith in this process and God has a great plan for us! One day at a time, we will let everything fall into place!
I’ve been using Shakeology for over 4 years now since the start of my fitness journey. I will say, I have found my flavor and consistency that I love, so I keep with that pretty much every day.
But I need to switch things up! Try something new and keep things fresh!!
Today I used my Vanilla Shakeology (1 scoop), added 1/2 cup frozen mango (from Aldi) and 1/2 cup fresh strawberries with 6 oz water. I blended in my ninja with 4 ice cubes and whipped that bad boy up!
Always keep in mind, you can workout a lot, but you can’t workout a bad diet! Nutrition is 80% of your results! Clean eating MUST be a part of your lifestyle in order to get the BEST results!
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AHHHH another week has gone by and we’re right on track!!
Our first week, Brent and I got our venue picked, our flowers ordered, I got my dress picked out, and we got our photographer picked, and caterer!
This week, we found our DJ, got our Wedding bands, started our marriage counseling!!
Yesterday, we had our Engagement pictures done! Let’s talk about this real quick!! I was so excited to do this because #1. I never had them done before (from my first marriage), and #2. I didn’t think we had time NOR were we putting this in our budget since we only had 6 weeks and wanted to be smart about where our money went for the wedding. 2 weeks ago, a friend tagged me in a post on Facebook about some photo and story contest for couples who are newly engaged and a photographer was going to do a FREE photo shoot for the couple who had the best story (and most likes). I was not going to even give our story because I don’t ever win anything lol…. but since I’m slightly excited about our story and how things have worked with Brent and I, I decided to give it and a week and a half later, WE WON the photo contest for the photo shoot!!
So yesterday was our photo shoot and we went to Seven Springs in Somerset, PA and had a BLAST!! We got to do some photos with Brent in his uniform and then some just in our comfy clothes, but we were both able to show our personality and our love for one another!! We had lots of laughs and smiles throughout the day!
*Special thanks to Nikki Funk Photography for taking your time with us!! She spent WAY more time than we expected and had great ideas for our pictures and had some of our sneak peeks that night for us! Click here to visit her page NIKKI FUNK PHOTOGRAPHY
Ok, so moving onto our fitness prep!!
We have been kicking butt with our workouts and nutrition!! We are both following the Core De Force home fitness program through Beachbody and eating clean, along with incorporating Shakeology daily into our regimen to give us the best nutrition… and its a bonus that it’s an entire meal and easy and convenient for us busy momma’s and dads who don’t have a ton of time to cook every meal!
Ok, this picture is US!!! We can be so gentle, loving, and touchy feely.. yes, thats just us and one of our love languages.. thankfully we found that out about each other! Then…. when we put on a workout, we know how to kick some booty and its game on!! Sweaty, make up running since I forgot to take it off… you get the best and worst of us lol!
We just finished our MMA Mashup here with Core De Force together and its so nice when we actually get to do this together! We give each other an extra push to keep going until we literally cannot go any more!
And tonight, our post workout meal/dinner was a Greek Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing and Shrimp Stir-fry with Bok Choy.. Ok and I added scallops because I was in the mood! It was delightful!
I absolutely LOVE this journey we are on together!! He helps me so much in my walk with the Lord, in calming me, and bringing me down a level (since I’m a little high energy), and I help him with his fitness and nutrition and brining a little energy into his life! <3 I love how we equal each other out!
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So I am like everyone else with a New Year’s Resolution… but I try to make this more of a lifestyle!!!
One of my resolutions is to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle and minimizing the cheat meals each week. I do well with my workouts, but my nutrition can easily fall off as many of you can probably relate!
Now that my wedding day is coming right around corner in a little over 5 weeks, it’s time to get serious!
So I started my new regimen last week with Core De Force, which is our home fitness program with Beachbody! Since I am a fitness coach with Beachbody, it is important for me to lead by example and show others what is is like to live a healthy lifestyle! So I incorporate our home fitness programs that are around 30 minutes a day, along with clean eating! One additive we use into our nutrition isShakeology, which is our superfood health shake and is a meal replacement! You cannot find this quality of a shake over the counter and has amazing benefits… hence me using this for over 4 years now!
As I started Core De Force, I also started with the 3 Day Refresh cleanse just to remove the toxins and junk that I put in my body over the holidays! It was a perfect way to get on track with my nutrition and get me in good eating habits!
There is not a huge difference, but I will say the bloating is gone, and I feel lighter!! I am down 3 lbs and 2 inches! My main goal was to get the toxins out of my body and get focused on my nutrition and let go of the cravings… It was a success!
So now the journey continues! I will be drinking my Shakeology daily, eating clean, and getting in my Core De Force workouts 6 days a week! These are the simple keys to success!! It’s not complicated! So many people try to over complicate it with counting calories, diets, points, macros, etc… honestly, its portion control, and making healthy choices!!!
So there you have it! My little secret to reaching those goals that seem sometimes IMPOSSIBLE!
Not only is working out going to help you burn those calories, but during the time of wedding prep, you need to relieve that stress!! Im going to leave you with a little secret about my wedding and engagement!!
My fiancé Brent and I got engaged on Christmas Eve…. we ALMOST went to JP to get married, but decided we wanted our special immediate family and very very close friends there… just a few!! So we set the date of February 18th, 2017! Yes, that is like 8 weeks to plan our wedding!
To take it a little further, since my fiancé lives in Maine, while I’m in PA, I am doing the planning alone. He gets to FaceTime with me, but it isn’t the same! He will not be transferring to PA National Guard until the end of summer!
But we are still having fun planning and getting ready! In the first week of actually planing (that started last week lol), we confirmed our venue, our flowers, and I got my dress! This week so far, we confirmed our photographer, our catering, and still going strong!
So who says they need 1 year to plan?! HAHA! I feel like I should do this as my second career!!
Anyways, I am excited to track my next 5 weeks of planning and getting fit for our wedding day! Also, feel free to follow me on my FITNESS PAGE on Facebook for more healthy tips and a little more of my journey! Embrace Your Figure
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My first post for 2017!!! I guess I really need to make this a good one huh?!?
Ok, so here’s the deal… I am human like every one of you out there! We fail, we make mistakes, we have set backs… but one thing is certain is you will NEVER see me give up when these occur in my life! That goes for my faith, fitness journey, career, my family, and myself! I may lose site of goals at times and have setbacks, but these setbacks will only propel me forward to something great for my future! This goes for YOU too! Every setback will teach us a lesson.. we just have to make the CHOICE to allow it to teach us and help us get to a better place in life!
Now that we are into a new year, I want to share my goals with you all and I am so excited to make improvements in certain areas of my life!!!
My FitResolution is being healthy and fit in many areas in life, NOT just my fitness journey (although is a big one)!
I want to be healthy in my faith and walk with the Lord first and foremost. I have given my life to Christ 2 years ago and I have been making steps to walk with God, but can still make improvements! So my goal is to really dig into the Word (Bible), and gain more knowledge, along with actually applying what I am learning. Last year, I started reading the bible and although I did pretty good, I am excited to be more intentional about it. My fiancé and I started using the podcast DAB (Daily Audio Bible) to get through the Bible in 1 year! This podcast is great and the speaker is very enthusiastic and helps to understand the scriptures more! I also will continue small groups at church as last year I started late and they were a great addition to me growing in my faith and surrounding myself around other like-minded, God loving Christians!
I want to be health and fit physically and mentally! I have a goal of another Figure Competition this year and I am excited to work hard towards this goal! Last year, I let my setbacks hold me back. So I try again!! Here we are! Today is my 1 of competing the 30 day program of Core De Force, which is an MMA type home fitness program where you learn punches, kicks, get in tons of cardio, and work your core and arms/shoulders like crazy! I also kicked off with the 3 day refresh to get the junk out of my body that I’ve been putting in! Including my kids will be a huge part of my fitness as well to help them continue learning what a healthy lifestyle is all about!! For me, it is very important to be a
positive role model to help them early to make good decisions about their health
I want to have family time and be more present with them! Having a job that I work from home definitely can make it difficult to separate my family time and my work time. So my mission is to turn off my phone or put it away in my room while I am spending quality time with my boys and family/friends.
I am also on a mission to be more productive while working! It’s easy to see squirrels when you work on social media!! There are squirrels EVERYWHERE! You can get caught up in scrolling on Facebook, answering messages when your trying to write a blog post, oh the list can go on!!!
If you have not yet made a resolution…. a resolution to keep not just temporary, but long term, I highly recommend you start making one today!! Make the decision to get consistent in at least 1 area of your life! One area that can and will impact other areas in your life! Without setting a resolution or GOAL, then you do not have a direction to take to get to a destination! Let 2017 be your year to reach big goals and do great things for your life!
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