About two months ago, I embarked on a new fitness journey as a Beachbody Coach. I hosted my first challenge group and participated in my first Beachbody Challenge! Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, my group and I completed 21 Day Fix!
I was grateful to have gotten in better shape and taken off a few pounds before the holidays. I was so proud of the 3 ladies in my accountability group as they crushed cravings, gained energy, quit mindless snacking, and collectively lost over 30 pounds! Needless to say, my first group was a success and I discovered a love for helping people get fit! Read more
The first time I had a lot of weight to lose, after Myra was born, I worked really hard. I worked out 4-6 times a week, denied myself sweets for about 2 months, and counted calories like a crazy lady. Even though this isn’t my favorite way of losing weight, I had a lot to lose! So, I knew I had to get serious. The hard work paid off as I lost around 50 pounds in 2 months.
By the end of those 2 months, I had gotten within 8 pounds of my goal weight and discovered that I was pregnant. I was thankful to have been so successful with losing weight and we were thrilled that another little one was on the way!
The problem, however, was that I had reached my destination…so I was done. Read more
When it comes to sharing about my fitness journey, I find myself feeling embarrassed and, often, ashamed. I see so many women having babies and looking perfectly thin mere weeks later. I feel as if everyone else in the world doesn’t have to diet, exercise, and actually try…just me.
Even though this is simply the way my body works and I am not actually the one woman in the world to experience this (shocker, right?), I find myself feeling embarrassed…embarrassed that I didn’t start trying early enough, that I didn’t reach pre-baby weight until almost a year later, or that I ended up gaining weight after having a baby. Instead of feeling proud of doing something about it, even if it took a little longer than someone else, I find myself feeling ashamed.
But then I realize, this is my journey. It doesn’t matter how fast she lost weight or how long it took. This is about me. This is my time line. I don’t have to measure up to anyone else or compare statistics. This is my journey. The fact that I am doing something about it, no matter how long it took, is an incredible thing! It is never too late to start making changes. Today is always the best day to start. Read more
As you may know, I recently became a Beachbody coach. This journey has just begun but I am so excited to start helping people reach their goals and live healthy lives! By the way, I am still looking for people to join my December challenge group where we will get fit by Christmas through the 21 Day Fix and Shakeology! Let me know if you want to join!
Have you ever had a time where you have experienced something so awesome that you just had to share it with the world? That’s how I feel about Shakeology! So, today, I am going to tell you all about it because I am so pumped for it! Read more
So much has been going on in my heart and my life since we have moved! I have been challenged spiritually and physically. I have grown immensely with my relationship with food and have embarked on an incredible, exciting health journey! I can hardly believe how different I am today than just one short month ago. Read more
Have you thought about doing a Whole 30? If you are anything like, well, most people, you are probably thinking that there is no possible way you can make it through! I remember thinking, “How can I ever live without cheese?” and don’t even get me started with my thoughts about chocolate!
Honestly, I was scared that I wasn’t going to succeed. Ya know what? There were some really tough days. I had countless moments in the grocery store that I longed for the pop tarts on the shelf or felt completely hungry and deprived during movie night. Even though I was a regular water drinker, I was quickly sick of water…within days of starting Whole 30.
About halfway through my struggle with Whole 30, I found 3 products that changed my entire experience. I solved my need for a break from water and found quick snacks for those special on-the-go occasions. Here are 3 Whole 30 compliant foods for, not just surviving, but absolutely loving your Whole 30! Read more
We did it! We have officially made it through our very first Whole 30 challenge!
I can hardly express to you how awesome it feels to have accomplished such a big task! I feel energetic, excited, and just plain healthy! Before getting to the good part (I know you are here for the pictures), I want to reminisce a little about my journey through Whole 30. Read more
Dear Whole 30,
Well, today is our last day together. The realization of that feels so strange. I never expected to feel this way, but I feel as if I am losing a very dear friend.
At first, I was excited about you. But then you made me feel terrible. I wanted to cheat on you at times and eat chocolate and cheese. But I knew, deep down, that you were the best thing for me. So, I trusted you and followed you. Even on days that I didn’t enjoy what we were eating or struggled to find compliant food on our road trip, I persevered. Read more
We are over 20 days into our Whole 30 challenge! I can hardly believe that it is almost over! The first week felt like it dragged on. 30 days seemed like an eternity. But now, I feel like it has flown by and I’m wondering what in the world I am going to eat when this is all over! Read more
The first 10 days are behind me! Woohoo! And ya know what? I feel fantastic! I was a tad nervous before starting Whole 30. I was scared that it was going to be harder than I thought or that black coffee was going to be too unbearable. But I am pleased to say that I am loving so much about this! Read more