Delicious Veggie Taco

I struggled with food growing up because people would say, ” You need to eat more than just a salad👉👉👉You’re skinny you don’t need to workout.👉👉👉 come on, order a burger you’re already skinny.”

It drove me nuts because I felt like no matter what I did I was doing it wrong… I felt like if I ate healthy I was offending someone and if I didn’t, I was making myself upset because I knew they were getting in my head.

This isn’t about being SKINNY or eating less, it’s about eating what’s right for you. I don’t want to be skinny I want to be STRONG and HEALTHY.

I’ll never change…

I went from a tired mama of 2 who thought…🤔 I’ll never get my abs back, I’ll never be “that size”, I’ll never enjoy veggies, my family will never be on board since they’re picky…. To having more energy than I’ve ever had, being in the best shape in my life, craving healthy food and having the entire family support this new lifestyle. I’m not saying this to brag.. I’m saying this to let you know it’s not too late to CHANGE.

I started this business because I knew I needed to make a change. But with that I needed direction because I felt so lost and embarrassed to ask for help. I mean I didn’t want to admit that I was 30+ and had no idea how to make a decent meal. I didn’t want to admit that I laid on the couch while the kids napped and ate potato skins, mozzarella sticks and chips. But, eventually I didn’t care about feeling embarrassed…I wanted that change I had wished for… 🤞

I eventually signed up as a coach because I knew that if I was feeling this way, there were other Mama’s out there who felt it too. I couldn’t be the only one, right? 💭So 3 weeks later of intense and challenging workouts and simple meal plans (trust me simple meal plans) I saw progress… Down 👇6 pounds and 4 inches in my waist. And that was just the beginning of it….

But during those 3 weeks I could’ve quit. Things got hard, I was sore, exhausted and struggled with not giving into cravings. However there was a group of people relying on me and holding me accountable and I thought, 🤔‘if I quit now, how could anyone else do this? ” So I pushed. I challenged myself and showed up when I felt like quitting. The groups I run each month is the reason why I am where I am today- HEALTHY and STRONG. They make me want to DO BETTER and BE BETTER!! ❤️❤️❤️

You might be thinking, that’s great, I want to coach others but I have a lot to lose, I’m not at my goal, I don’t have this or that…. But seriously I was there too. I didnt have all the answers to everything….I just knew I wanted to get fit and show others they could do it too.

👉If you’re ready to make a change, click on COACHING and fill out the application and let’s get started!!

 

Let’s GOOOOOOO

Maybe you missed a few workouts and ate bad over the weekend….or myabe you’ve been eating bad over the past week or two…. And you’re thinking, what’s the use? I’ve already done so much damage, I’ve undone all my hard work….so how can I start now? 

OMG I’ve been there and I’ve seen my challengers go through this and it’s totally discouraging. But here’s the thing, complaining and whining about it won’t get you any closer to where you want to be or where you used to be. So stop doing it. Stop feeling bad, and guilty….just start doing!!! Get up, press play and get your workout in. No, you won’t see changes today, or even tomorrow. But you will see changes in your habits this week of waking up and working out.

Get out of your head and just start. YOU are the only one holding YOU back…

I’m not doing it anymore…

I’m not going to set my alarm early the night before, just so I can convince myself today that it’s not important… 

I’m not going to hit snooze and pretend the extra 30 minutes of sleep is really going to help me…

I’m not going to talk about how I want to eat healthier, if I’m going to eat donuts in the break room…

I’m not going complain about how I don’t have time to workout, if I’m going to continue to sit on my butt during my 2- 15 minute breaks at work…

I’m not going to tell myself I can’t afford it, and then drop $50 at happy hour after work…

I’m not going to try and convince myself how hard it is, when I haven’t even tried…

I’m not going to make excuses for my habits, if I’m not willing to make a change…

I’m not going to wish for it to happen and not do anything about it….

Today is going to be different. Today is the day where I throw away those old habits, and the old way of thinking and start DOING!!

Are they holding you down?

There are some people you just have to walk away from. And that’s ok. I know it sucks to hear but you have to, so you don’t get sucked down that dark road of misery PLUS your health will thank you for it🤗. Now obviously things aren’t always rainbows and unicorns all the time DUH!!! And yes, we all have drama and get depressed and anxious and we have real shit that comes up…..but we learn to handle it, try to work through it and move on.  You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with so why would you want to hang out around someone who brings you down? Who am I talking about? The people who are never happy and who always see the negative side of things. The people who are miserable and who think you should be too. The people who ALWAYS seem to have drama in their relationships, workplace, etc. The people who try and convince you that your beliefs/opinions are wrong. The people who you try to help and be a friend to but just crap all over you.➡️The people who are always complaining about something.

You have to let them go and find someone who appreciates you and lifts you up. 

“You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers
Who soar to high heights!”
-Dr. Seuss

How can you take off if you constantly have someone holding you down?

I was wrong…

I thought pre workout drinks were supposed to make you bulk up.🤪🤯🏋️ I’m like, “I only want to tone up, why would I want to drink that stuff? No thanks.” Well….I was wrong. 🙊This doesn’t make me bulk up or anything like that. It just gives a quick BOOST of energy to help me stay focused… especially at 4am😴. Lets face it, there are some mornings where I’m pretty much asleep during the workout and that’s not good. So if I’m going to wake up this early, I might as well make it count!! 🤘

You DRINK what???

My breakfast used to be coffee with a half a carton of creamer that I would re-heat all day long. I would say, “I’m just not hungry in the morning.” 🙉🙊 And then later I would wonder why I was so tired 🤔🤤😴… I’m drinking coffee, but why don’t I have energy? Uggh! anyone else feel that way?  

I wasn’t hungry in the morning because my body knew it wasn’t time to eat….it knew that I was going to skip breakfast🍳🍎🍊 and just go for coffee instead. And I blame that habit in particular as to why I had such a hard time losing all the baby weight. I wasn’t eating!🙈

Now I don’t do that. I drink my slimming shakes for breakfast when I know I’m going to be in a hurry so I don’t deprive my body if its nutrients. So much better for me!!

So here I am….

I’ve gotten some new followers here and I just thought I’d share my story with you….

I started about 3 years ago when I saw a gross picture of myself. It was supposed to be a happy time at Chuck E Cheese and all I kept thinking of was, “Are you kidding me? Is that how I look?” I looked TERRIBLE!!! Beyond exhausted, my complexion was horrible and I looked all around unhealthy. I felt incredibly insecure and deep down ashamed because I wasn’t taking care of myself the way I thought I ought to be.

After the initial shock was over, I thought “OH HELL NO, WE’RE CHANGING NOW!!!” I asked Kenny if we could could get a double jogging stroller and made a habit of waking up early and going for a walk. No matter what I had going on during my day, I made a habit to go for a walk. When I felt like skipping my walks, I thought of that GROSS PICTURE….and that was all the motivation I needed to get up. The walking lead to running, which lead to running in a couple of 5ks. And for the record, I am not a runner, have never been a runner. – In high school PE, I always walked and would get yelled at because I refused to run. I pushed myself hard because I couldn’t stand where I was but also wanted to see if I COULD DO IT… And I did. Then I thought, if I could do this, why can’t other moms do it too?

One day I saw a post on facebook and it talked about becoming an online coach- helping others, running accountability groups, working from home, etc and I thought, “I have no idea what this is, but I want to be apart of it.” I signed up as a coach with ONLY the strong desire to help people as well as myself. I didn’t have a degree or certification in fitness or nutrition, I was not at my goal weight, I did not know what “Clean eating” was, I had never completed a program from start to finish and the thought of taking BEFORE pictures scared the crap out of me. But, I was willing to get out of my comfort zone to make it happen.

My first few challenge groups were filled with mostly friends and family but as I ran them month after month, I started to attract new people…There were times when I wanted to quit the program, or lay on couch and veg out all day, but I didn’t. I thought, how could I expect my challengers to do this, if I can’t? How can I ask them to do things, when I can’t?

Being a coach didn’t just let me help others, but it helped me stay accountable. It really pushed me to a place I never thought I could get to and it’s all because of the wonderful people who have let be me apart of their journey. I push myself because I don’t want to let them down.

You don’t need a ton of experience, certifiations, degrees, or anything like that (it helps, but you don’t have to have it). What you need, is the desire to help others reach their goal while working on YOURSELF.

If you’re curious about coaching, and how I’ve made it work, let me know. Or if you don’t want to reach out to me, but still want info, check out my link in the bio.

We’re just like flowers

It’s not going to be easy. There’s going to be times where you feel like quitting….times where you question yourself if you can really make this happen. You’re going to have set backs….some so big that you’re left feeling incredibly guilty and maybe even gross. It’s going to be hard to start again because that voice in your head is saying, YOU MESSED UP BIG TIME…. YOU’VE GOTTEN TOO FAR OFFTRACK…. WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO KID…. But you have to turn that crap off. 🔇


I’ve started….I’ve quit. I’ve started again. I’ve told myself THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT. I’ve quit again. I’ve done great for 2 weeks and then quit. I’ve started again. Uggh!!! But then I got serious😃because I was tired of feeling the way that I was feeling- and that was UNCOMFORTABLE!! Uncomfortable after eating, uncomfortable in clothes, uncomfortable naked🙁. I was just SICK OF IT. So I made a change. Each day I set my alarm EARLY 🛏️ made MYSELF a priority and eliminated the excuses of kids, Kenny, and being “sooooo busy” and started pressing play and working on me.

Going through the ups and downs totally sucks right? But we all have to go through the dirt and mud to get to where we want to be. If you’re finding yourself in the mud right now, just keep going. You’ll get out of there as long as you keep growing and working on you. The moment you STOP  is the moment you remain stuck.🌺

What if you could help ONE PERSON…

I can’t believe in less than 3 weeks we’ll be expanding our coaching business to the UK. AHHHH!!! From the moment I signed up, I couldn’t believe we weren’t international. I kept thinking why can’t we help everyone from all over? But now we can!! We’ll be able to help so many more people live a healthy and active lifestyle….Oct 18 can’t come soon enough!!

I started this business not because I had experience or knowledge….but because I believed I could help make a difference in someone’s life. I believed in my heart that there were other mom’s out there who were struggling to find time to workout, who wanted to lose the last of the baby weight, who couldn’t go to the gym and leave their kids at home, who wanted to feel sexy again and regain their confidence. I thought, if I could just help ONE person, then this would ALL be worth it. And you know what…. it has been. Just today alone, I’ve received 2 emails from 2 different people saying that the groups I run have helped them. I got a separate email today from someone overseas asking me to share a motivational video encouraging her readers to live a healthy lifestyle! Dude, seriously!! How great is that!!

If you’re curious about coaching and want to see if this would be a good fit for you, check out the link in my bio. It may not be a fit for you OR it may be the thing you’ve been waiting for…. you’ll never know if you just sit there and continue to watch and never take action.