Monday, July 24, 2017

Plan your meals

Take the time to plan your meals for the week.  Saturday is my grocery store day and Sunday is my meal prep day. If I know what I am going to eat, I have already shopped for, and it is already in my refrigerator, than I am more likely to eat the food in my fridge than go out and spend more money on more food.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Small Changes

Since March, I have made small changes in my diet and my workouts.  I wanted to share with you a tip a day for the next week, starting Monday, because these small daily changes compounded over time will make a BIG change in your life.

For example, take this AB challenge.  If you had participated in this AB challenge you would have spent approximately three minutes of your day doing about 100 AB exercises.  Pretty simple, just three minutes a day.  In fact, it is also simple to NOT do. If you had followed the guide, you would have completed 2,365 AB exercises in 30 days. 100 sit-ups is not that hard to do but they are also easy to NOT do.

When you commit to making small changes to your daily health and fitness routine, over time, you will you will see the compounded results. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Love What You Do

One of my favorite quotes is:  Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life -Confucius

Earlier this year I was faced with the very real question of what I was going to do for work. While I have a couple of business degrees under my belt, heading back into corporate America was not on the top of my list.  The idea of working from my house and being able to spend time with my two young boys appealed to me. 

That is when I started coaching.  I love to workout and I love that I can share my experience with those who also want to have better fitness and health.  

We all have to start somewhere, you should start now. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

My Story

Here I am, a single mother with two young children age 2 and 1. It is crazy for me to be sitting here writing this because I am 42 years old and I never expected to where I am right now. At the beginning of this year, I started this new chapter in my life and made a decision to get back into shape and starting doing something for ME to make ME happy. 

 I realized I am a stress eater.  I was pregnant and nursing for 2 years straight. I gave myself permission to eat whatever and whenever I wanted. No joke- I had lots going on in my personal life and I was eating unhealthy and eating all-the-time. I knew I needed a change.

So... I started measuring my food with these containers. The meal plan helped me figure out the right amount of all the good things I needed to put in my body. It is simple and easy for me to figure out.  I know that I am eating right and not depriving myself. 

Shakeology helped with my sweet tooth cravings. The prebiotics, probiotics, fiber, and digestive enzyme blend can help support regularity and healthy digestion.

Shakelogy and the portion container are the game changer for me because it made me focus on what I put in my body. These days I eat mostly fresh foods and rarely eat food that is packaged. 

When I started this, I did not think anything about loosing weight. It was about getting my groove back, getting Barbie back. My heart, my mind, and my body changed along the way. To date, I have lost 11 pounds and 9 inches. I feel so happy and strong.  

Yo, that's me!  

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Start of My Fitness Journey

Symbolically on March 20, I started working out for ME because I wanted my body back after having two back to back babies. I have always worked out but for the first time I am eating better and focusing on my nutrition. 

Three months later, I have lost 10 pounds and 4.5 inches.  I feel like I am in the best shape of my life and  finally confident with my body. 

Join me on my fitness journey!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bobby is a year old

Baby Bobby is a year old!

He is independent and an explorer.  As a parent I want to raise my children to be independent; but, as a mother, I want my baby back. He does not like to be held and is always pushing to get out on his own.

It is hard to believe that I have a two year old, a one year old, and I will be turning forty-two in two weeks. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Bobby is 11 Month Old

Bobby, look over here. Don't touch the sticker. 

 Bobby, leave the sticker there. 

Nate, stop jumping on me. Leave your brother alone. 

Bobby, smile. Is that too much to ask?

Today I caught myself cradling Bobby. He wiggled himself to a sitting position and squirmed down to the floor.  I want my baby back. Last month Bobby stopped nursing and I miss holding my baby in my arms.  It is time to face the facts.  Next month my baby will be a toddler.  Lord help me.  Next month I will be 42 years old with a one year old and a two year old, how can that be?!