I am catching up on life (remodeling a kitchen and office at once really puts you in a tizzy lol) and wanted to share our amazing weekend that our top leaders went on this past week!!!
As a fitness coach, my goal is to not only keep myself accountable for my own fitness journey, but also help others along the way!! As I have been able to help others, we have also found that growing a team of other like-minded go getters has really helped us with freedom for our families and financially… and since my team has made so many sacrifices and worked so hard to get to where they are today, this retreat was a way to congratulate them, but also allow them to enjoy a little vacation while spending some QT together!!
One thing that was extra special to me this trip was that my husband Brent was able to join me on this trip!! This was his very first Beachbody event that he attended… now it was not planned by corporate so he didn’t see the huge training and extras that go with those events, but this was a perfect first that he watched me host, so that made it so special!
The only way he was able to go with me was if he was my assistant and helped with cooking all the meals for 25 women and helped keep the place clean! I would say him and our other male friend Jessie who came to do the same did an amazing job!!! I am so blessed that Brent was able to not worry about taking off work to be here with me!
I must say, I have to give him so much credit because there are not many husbands or guys out there who are willing to be in a houseful of 25 women to do what they did and not one time complained about ANYTHING!! Not even me being slightly needy and pregnant at the same time!!
This was also our very first big trip together and flying together! If you don’t know our story, we did things pretty quick.. Met, got engaged in 4 months, married in 6, pregnant in 7! And never had the opportunity to have a honeymoon because our schedules with work and kids just didn’t match!
So back to the trip!!! It felt so good to be able to grab a 30 person house to have us all stay together and get to know each other more and spend time together!! We came from all over the US: PA, WV, CA, MI, and
more!! We may not see each other as often as we want, but when we come together again, it feels like we have known each other forever and we pick up right where we left off!
Our theme for our retreat was “EMPOWER”- Our mission to to EMPOWER others to shoot for the stars, to overcome fear and do what makes them happy and what is important to them! So many people hold back because of fear, but we are all for taking leaps into the unknown, because as we did it ourselves, we found a beautiful world on the other side of fear and doubt!!
As I took this trip at 28 weeks pregnant, I did not know what I was going to get myself into with swelling and being in sunny Florida with 90 degree weather… yea, I have no clue how pregnant mommas do it lol!! I was SOOO swollen every day!!! But I didn’t let it get to me, I just kept on moving!! Yoga, MMA workouts, we did it all.. and rocked it!
Im proud to say this was my yoga buddy and I working out on our last day before we travel back home!! #committed #goals
I guess since we are fitness coaches, we can tap for a minute about nutrition! We had planned healthy meals for each breakfast, lunch, and dinner while in Florida:
Buffalo chicken Sweet Potatoes
Taco night (healthy version)
And for breakfast, Green Protein Pancakes!! Ok I may have added peanut butter and bacon on it, but it was SOOOOO good lol!! Ps. Don’t knock it til ya try it!
Anndddd then came evening time.. I swear if my friends didn’t love cookies and didn’t suggest ice cream sundae parties, I would NOT have fallen off lol!! I can blame them right?? or blame it on the pregnancy??
Yes, my ice cream sundae was eaten in my two piece at 28 weeks pregnant and my belly was my table! LOL
During our retreat, we did have some training to continue empowering our leaders! Even leaders and successful coaches are hungry for more knowledge and growth!! And then after 2 days of training, we did finish off with a day in Epcot for the 25th year anniversary and wine and food festival… hold the wine please.. I’ll just take a sample of all the food!!
And then we did more work and had a photoshoot for some professional pictures.. as you can tell, with the little time we have, we get lots accomplished.. because busy people get stuff done!!!
I loved taking my pregnancy lifestyle pictures because this truly is ME!!! I love having the ability to be me, work from home, in yoga pants or comfy cotton dress with my belly hanging out, and helping others around the US/Canada, and soon to be UK!! Thanks to social media, it allows me to reach and help so many more people than just those in my community!!
It is so crazy to know this is our lives!! We pick the hours we want to work, we travel just a couple times a year (if we want) to meet up, have fun, get more training, and create memories, but we are women of all sizes and ages working on ourselves and our own fitness journeys, and hoping to help others who can relate to us along the way!
I am so thankful God has placed this opportunity in my hands almost 5 years ago when I was working full time swing shifts as a nurse with a newborn and 1 year old, and just wanting a way to have more freedom and time with my boys!!
This opportunity has allowed me more than I ever imagined: New friendships that I can call my other family, more freedom and time with my boys, financial freedom to provide for my family, more confidence as a person and mother, and a healthy pregnancy that I never had before this journey started!!
I am looking for 20 new women who are wanting to change their life!! Who are driven and hungry for success and freedom!! You must be fun to work with, willing to share your fitness journey, and willing to sacrifice some time to help others along their own journey— No education needed… my training will be good enough to help you grow a successful business of your own from home!!
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I am so excited to be launching my first ever Coach Apprenticeship and I’m even more excited that you are here reading about it!
If you have been thinking about joining my tribe of girl bosses, I have a week-long trial to help you decide if the coach life is for you!
Here is who I’m looking for:
women who love to uplift, empower, and support other women
motivated moms who are not afraid to work and are up for a challenge
ladies who are tired of the same old M-F, 9-5 routine
stay at home moms who love their title as mom but also want a little something more
women who are
tired of living paycheck to paycheck and want to contribute financially
ladies who are not afraid to share their journey on social media
Basically, I’m looking for women that want to live in yoga pants, work out at home, drink healthy milkshakes loaded with peanut butter, and be stay at home future mom bosses.
Here’s how it works:
Everything will take place in a private Facebook group!
You will subscribe to the FREE trial of Beachbody On Demand! I have selected my favorite workouts from various programs and will provide you with a calendar to follow Monday–Sunday!
Each day you’ll do your workout, then snap a sweaty selfie for accountability, and post it in ourprivate group! This is where the support and community come into play!
All the while, my business partners and I will be providing daily trainings on social media to help you dip your toe in the water and get comfortable sharing your journey!
At the end, you can decide if coaching is for you! If so, we’ll convert your free trial into an actual membership, enroll you in our New Coach Academy, welcome you to our team, and hit the ground running!
You have nothing to lose but so much to gain! This group will run from Monday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 8th! I hope you will join us!
To do so, please complete the following steps:
Subscribe to the free trial of Beachbody On Demand. You will be required to enter a credit card, but will NOT be charged until your trial expires. I will give you directions for cancelling or upgrading before then!
I am just about 26 weeks pregnant, and my body is changing BIG time!! I want to do this blog post NOT just for pregnant mommas, but also want to help those who struggle with their weight/fitness journey all together!
Being a mom, pregnant, and getting older are all reasons we can use when we fall off track with our fitness journey.. Can I get an AMEN?!?! I mean really, there are sooooo many things that get in the way of our goals and results.. we get too tired, busy, annoyed by results not coming fast enough, and the fact that others around you may look better, fitter, and prettier, DESPITE how hard you are working… we compare, get frustrated, and shut down.
It’s time to put those blinders on and focus on YOU, what you are capable of doing, and YOUR current situation! I use to try and be that mom who had it all together, and then when I see others rocking the gym with their babies, looking like they never had a baby even 6 weeks after baby comes…. ya know.. eating nothing but clean foods.. Sorry ladies and moms who got it together like that.. but that is JUST NOT ME!!!
I talk about my fitness journey on social media.. my followers KNOW I am a sucker for nachos, cheeseburgers, stuffed crust pizza, peanut butter, and cheese!!! I can’t hide and I won’t! I do love working out, but my home fitness workouts are my jam! The gym use to be, but for my lifestyle, but I love letting my boys sleep and get my workout done early, or even let them workout with me and watch what I do instead of gym babysitters.. not saying there is ANYTHING wrong with the other option.. this is simply MY choice and better option for ME and MY FAMILY!!! 🙂 So yea, my boys love jumping up in the mornings with me and get down before school and rock out some push ups!! I call it “teaching them early” and watching mommy be healthy so they can have a positive role model to hopefully take after and live a healthy lifestyle themselves and continue the tradition!
But let’s talk about what is NOT working with me on my fitness journey:
Too many cheat meals… it’s so easy to let those temptations get in the way. We crave a burger, and then you take the fries too. Then you want to eat out and the appetizers sound so good. Before you know it, your 1 cheat meal per week turns into 3 and 4. So yea, the 80/20 rule with nutrition is KEY!
Lack of water intake…. did you our bodies are made up of 60% water? Our bodies NEED water to stay hydrated, use water as a cleanse to get rid of toxins in our body, and more! I hate to admit that I have not had my daily allowance that my body needs every day. I am getting better, but some days, I am lacking!
Let’s talk about what IS working on my fitness journey:
Exercising! Even if I am not running every day or lifting weights every day, I am still doing SOMETHING: Stretching, lots of yoga, still jogging, and lifting also! No matter what exercise I am doing, it is helping me get stronger in different ways!
Nutrition… when I AM on track, I feel such a HUGE difference! I do drink my Shakeology daily,ecause it is one meal that gives me that great nutrition and superfoods! It’s easy, convenient, and yea, I will take it if it tastes like a milkshake! So, it definitely pays off to eat healthy!
Giving myself positive affirmations. It may sound silly, but there are times when I feel like throwing in the towel and giving up. Being on your fitness journey is not easy! If it was, everyone would be walking around with an 8 pack! But when I do struggle and feel like quitting, I talk to myself, give myself positive words of encouragement and push myself! It is amazing what you can accomplish when you change your attitude from “I can’t” to “I can” and “I will”.
This journey of eating healthy and working out is NOT easy, but it is totally worth the results!! My goal is to not allow myself to be on a “diet” because diets are only temporary and do not last forever.. once you get off that diet, then what happens?? Majority of the time, you end up gaining it back, plus more! So I am turning this into a lifestyle! If I fall off, have too many cheats, lack exercise a couple days, I do not give up.. I simply get back on track and pick up where I left off!
I am opening up 10 spots to my next fitness support group for those who have health and fitness goals and are ready to commit to a lifestyle change! I will help you create healthy habits, learn how to eat healthy, along with meal planning, and find a workout program that fits your needs and level of fitness!
Please fill out the application below to reserve your spot! Spaces are limited!
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Sometimes we just crave sweets and need a little something to help our cravings right? We do not always have to resort to the unhealthy ways though… we can choose healthy alternatives that will satisfy us and keep us on the right track with our health and fitness goals!
I am excited to share my newest recipe with you that will do the trick!!!
I love this treat because you are also getting in your protein and tons of extra nutrients and superfoods with incorporating Shakeology into this recipe!
This is NOT just a protein shake.. you get so much high quality nutrition out of this meal replacement, along with having the ability to make more than just a plain ol’ shake…
These healthy treats are a perfect way to keep that fitness journey exciting!! Because let’s face it… Eating plain chicken, green beans, and sweet potatoes is not always fun!! But its all up to you and those choices of what you will ingest in your body!!
Fill out the application below for more fitness tips, recipes, daily motivation and support along your fitness journey! I am taking 5 new challengers who are up for a BIG change, create new healthy habits, and a build a long term lifestyle!
As a health and wellness coach, my mission is to help others live a healthy and fulfilling life, and to feel GOOD in their own skin… love who they are, but in the healthiest way possible!! That is why I run monthly Challenge Groups to help people on a daily basis to create healthy habits, win small victories, and reach goals they never thought was possible!!
In my current challenge group, I have Bonnie B. who has done such an incredible job on her fitness journey!! She has been doing a variety of workout programs from All-Access Beachbody On Demand such as Shift Shop, Core De Force, and CIZE!
Not only is she doing 30 minute workouts in the comfort of her own home to get strong and tone, but she is also incorporating healthy eating and Shakeology into her regimen! Shakeology is one meal that she does not even have to think about, but is giving her the proper nutrition and superfoods her body needs that we do not get when we just shop at the grocery store!! High quality nutrients gives you high quality results!!
This journey is not about a diet, it’s about creating a lifestyle that you can live off of forever!! I am so super proud of this mom and friend for working so hard and being so consistent every day to push through those workouts, to eat healthy even when something is tempting her, and to show others what is possible!!
If you are looking to start your weight loss journey or get off a plateau you have been on and cannot lose those stubborn pounds that are making you feel uncomfortable and unhappy, please fill out the application below for a spot in my next fitness challenge! You will receive daily motivation, health and fitness tips, recipes, and accountability to reach your goals!!
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One thing I love is the fact that my husband is pretty amazing at coming up with some fun, new, exciting ways of cooking food with me! He supports us as a family to eat healthy, and is doing a lot of the cooking!
Yesterday, he came up with the idea of making apple walnut turkey burgers! I never in a million years would have come up with that, so I must give him credit for this recipe!
Apple Walnut Turkey Burgers
1/2 small Onion minced
3 cloves garlic minced
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1/4 cup BBQ sauce (I use sugar free C. Hughes)
1 tbsp evoo
1 tsp parsley
1/2 Apple finely chopped (I used red apple)
1/4 cup walnuts finely chopped
Pre-heat oven or grill to medium high heat.
Hand mix all ingredients together in medium size mixing bowl.
Make patties the size of your palm of your hand to create proper portion sizes.
Place on sprayed pan (with EVOO or pam) or directly on grill and cook for 8 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.
Let cool before eating!
Serve with your favorite side salad!
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Combine all the ingredients except for the oils in a medium sized bowl, mixing completely.
Divide the turkey mixture into 5 round patties.
Refrigerate for at least one hour.
Heat the oils in a large skillet. Add the patties and cook for 10 minutes, turning every so often to achieve a golden color.
Serve with a sprinkling of extra soy sauce on the top or with Thai sweet chili sauce
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tbsp sweet chili garlic sauce
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp Bragg Liquid Amino
1/4 tsp sea salt
In a small sauce pan, whisk ingredients together and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until thickened (about 5 min).
Let cool and use to dip with Thai Patties.
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So which of you reading this is totally guilty of waiting until the New Year to start back up with your fitness journey? Who is guilty of letting go of their nutrition because the holiday food tastes good, letting go of the gym because it’s well…. too cold, and not really caring about what they look like because your not in a bathing suite or shorts/tank top in the winter anyways?
If this is you and your feeling the slightest bit of guilt, maybe its time to rethink your winter and holiday habits! I am not asking you to completely give up holiday food and treats… I know I am not, but what I am doing is finding healthier alternatives so I can still enjoy, but stay healthy and feel good about myself inside and out without feeling self conscious of how I look in my clothes!
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with letting go of the normal “New Year’s Resolution” that everyone does and start now! You don’t have to set yourself back by letting go of yourself when you can be that one that is moving forward and then when the New Years comes, your ahead of the game and your making it easier on yourself and your body to be healthy, happy, and confident in the skin your in!
As an online fitness coach, I love to reassure people that may be following me and my journey that my goal is not to set unrealistic goals on you, help you be “skinny” or starve yourself! My goal is simply to help YOU fulfill YOUR health and fitness goals, whether its to lose 5 pounds, 25 pounds, or 100 pounds (depending on how much you need to lose to be a healthy weight), or just tone and gain better eating habits and/or exercise habits! My goal is also to motivate your and help you become a positive role model for those watching you and also to help you have a healthier lifestyle so you can share this with your household and children if you have them! As a mother, this healthy lifestyle has impacted me the most!! I do not talk about how “fat” I am or how I need to lose weight… especially in front of my kids.. But what I do love to talk about is how mommy loves to be healthy because our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, which is given to you from God and our job is to honor God with our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV). So its time to practice what I preach and show them mommy is leading by example so they can do the same and grow big, strong, and healthy!
So for this week, I have prepped my meals to help me stay accountable with my nutrition. I am prepped so I do not have to spend time during the week cooking, and I can no longer make excuses for not having “time” to cook or anything prepared if I’m on the run! I take less than 3 hours total to prep and I’m ready to roll! Here are some of the meals I’m eating with some new recipes for you that hopefully you can use for your family!
Honey Glazed Salmon
4 4 oz filets of salmon
4 tbsp whole wheat flour
5 tbsp raw honey
2 tbsp I cant believe its not butter
1 tsp fresh minced garlic
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
Himalayan salt (or sea salt) and pepper to taste
Pre heat oven to 400 F.
In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter.
Add garlic, honey, lime juice, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes. Set aside.
Season the salmon with Himalayan salt and pepper.
Coat the salmon filets in the flour and then drizzle the honey mixture over filet.
Heat Olive oil in large skillet on medium high heat.
Add salmon to hot skillet, skin side on top first and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Flip salmon and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Place in oven and bake on 400 for 8 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
Serve with remaining honey glaze.
Clean Stuffed Peppers
4 whole peppers (colored or green.. its your preference)
1/2 lb lean ground beef (93 %)
1/2 lb ground turkey (99 % lean)
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp chopped purple onion
2 tbsp chopped jalapeños
1 large portobello mushroom chopped
1 8 oz can organic spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2%)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
Pre heat oven to 375 F
Cut tops off peppers, leaving a large opening at top for filling. clean out inside of pepper so there are no remaining inside
In a medium bowl, mix ground beef, turkey meat, garlic, onion, jalapeños, mushrooms, 4 oz of spaghetti sauce, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper.
Add mixture to fill each pepper. If you have leftover, you can make small meatballs to place in pan with peppers.
Place peppers in a cooking dish.
Add remaining sauce over peppers.
Top with mozzarella cheese on each pepper.
Cook for 50 min or until fully cooked through meat.
Let cook prior to digging in!
Hope you enjoy these recipes and can cook them for you and your family!! Be sure to comment your experience with them below!
I have found when I meal prep, to cook these recipes in bulk that way I have dinner, and then lunch and dinner for the next day or so!
If you want to keep your healthy lifestyle going over the holiday season and be ahead for the New Year, I would love to mentor you and give 1:1 support and help to reach those big goals of yours, or just to help you learn how to live a healthy lifestyle!
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