Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Scale is a LIAR!

Y'all it's time to get real with the scale!
I am doing my own research and testing with nutrition, so I've stepped on the scale every day for the last 6 weeks! It's had its ups and downs and I've run with it!
Well this morning, I stepped on it and I gained, yes gained 6 pounds! Hahaha! Trick is on you scale! That silly number is NOT going to stop me today!
What did I do differently yesterday, I had spicy mac n cheese with my family. Do I regret it? Nope! It was good and I enjoyed it!
Life is about balance! Do the work, have fun, enjoy and chase those dreams!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

My Heart is FULL

Y'all I cannot tell you how full my heart is right now! God sure does have a way of giving you what you need when you need it!   

I had two challengers/coaches rock me to my core this week with their updates about the changes they have made in their lives!  I cannot tell you how proud I am of these ladies - they both literally had me in tears - happy ones, of course, and I know that this is just the beginning of their stories! I cannot wait to follow the rest of their journey!

And then a challenger posted this picture and update!

I just LOVE doing what I do every day and these stories just show a little glimpse into the changes that are being made in these women's lives.  

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

It's Time To Take ACTION

I'm not sure I can put this past weekend into words! It was the opportunity of a lifetime to be invited to the New Leaders Conference with Beachbody. I am truly blessed and honored to have been a part of it!

I'm also looking forward to what the future holds! Now is the time to take ACTION!

It's time to take what I learned and act on them! But before I can do that, I need to remember why I started this journey!

This a started with a decision to get my body back after having kids.  A decision to take care of myself so I could better take care of others!

I had no idea that decision would take me to where I am today and have the potential to create the life I have always dreamed of living!

I am excited for what the future holds and to start taking ACTION!

You can take action too! If you have ever thought about doing what I do, now is the time to do it and I want to help you! Comment below for more info or shoot me a message if you are more comfortable with that!

Let's chase our dreams together!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Let's be REAL!!

Let's get real! As females, we have these expectations of what we should look like and a lot of us struggle with weight, body image and confidence.

And society does not help. Apparently Lady Gaga was ripped to shreds last night after her performance for the "belly" she showed! People were saying she's fat and should not have worn that outfit!

You know what I saw? I saw a confident, athletic woman who has overcome a lot in her life!

Social media, magazines and photos do not always tell the whole truth! Magazines are airbrushed, social media has filters, lighting helps too! Even the way you stand for photos matters!

Take these two photos - these were both taken within minutes of each other.  In the first one, I see a flat belly and all the hard work I have done, I was super proud and confident in myself.

In the second one, I see the extra skin that hangs down during planks, pushups, in squats. It's the first thing I see in a tight outfit. Do I get down on myself about it? No, it's a part of me.  

What that extra skin represents is the two babies I carried in my belly, the fun and balance in my life and all the hard work I have put in both physically and mentally to build confidence in myself.  

So even though it's hard as moms to see that extra skin, it'd be even harder to imagine what our life would be like without what it represents.  Wear it proudly.  You earned it!

We are all beautiful in our own way! We all have things we are hung up on! Be proud of who you are, where you are on your journey and be confident in yourself!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Your Time is NOW

So January didn't go quite as planned?

You didn't get those workouts in or get your eating under control or reach those goals, it's okay! 

It's never too late for a fresh start, especially at the beginning of a month! Let's start February with a new plan.

It's never too late. 

We all have our struggles.  We all face different issues each day, but it's how we react to them that is important.  

I choose to take care of me first! Why? Because it makes me better for everyone else in my life! And because I want to avoid so many of the health issues so many face -  obesity,  heart disease, diabetes, cancer, the list goes on. 

I know how life can change in the blink of an eye, so I do what I can to be a healthier me every day. 

I workout for at least 30 minutes 6 days a week, drink my daily vitamins in a super foods shake every day, and eat clean 80% of the time. 

And I share what I learn with those who are willing and ready. 

Are you ready? Are you ready for your new DAY ONE? 

Message me or comment below if you're ready to join me in my journey! 

Fitness + Nutrition + Peer Support = SUCCESS

My next online accountability group starts February 6th, are you ready to join me on a journey to a healthier you?

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It All Started With A Belief

I often get asked how I started running! It literally started with a belief! A belief that I could do anything I set my mind to!

After having my second child, I was determined to get my body back, so I got myself a Bob double stroller, downloaded the couch to 5k app and started running with the kiddos.  We would sing, look at the scenery, play games, my son would cheer me on and tell me when to run and walk, and we had a blast!

But it wasn't always easy, I've had my ups and downs, I've wanted to quit, but I didn't!

I believed in that dream I had as a little girl of running the Chicago marathon like my dad!

I had no idea that little dream would take me from Chicago to Boston twice and now back. To Chicago in 2017!

You have to BELIEVE in yourself! And if you do, anything is possible!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Meals are Prepped

Back to work = back to prepping lunches and snacks = one happy momma/wife/teacher/coach
This helps me stay on track, be sure I am getting all my containers in and saves me time and money.
This week I have options due to all we cooked while home, but I always have my cut up fruits and veggies!
I have no excuses now!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Cheers to 2017

Cheers to an amazing 2017! All I need is right here! Blessed! Wishing you love, happiness, gratitude, joy, and dreams coming true in 2017!