Its the start that stops most people

Anyone else ever feel like summer time is like a double edged sword???

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You want to “look your best” as you begin to shed the winter layers and pull out the shorts and tanks and dresses and swim suits and such — but at the same time the weddings and vacations and travels and picnics and birthday parties and graduations and cookouts make that a bit more difficult. 

Sometimes too “hard” that even STARTING something new during the summer just doesn’t seem WORTH it.

Some people will simply throw their hands up in the air and say forget it. 

Some people will take in excuse after excuse for reasons why they CAN’T make it work and vow to make it work “later.

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Then other people will look at the challenges and MAKE a plan and make it WORK because deep down inside they KNOW it matters, its worth it, and the time will come!

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But if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s to find balance in all the things you love and practice moderation-never-deprivation and to find COMFORT in myself and confidence to be the best mom I can be! 

I signed up for the 21-Day Fix Extreme TV test group to start on July 4th. I can’t say that I really WANTED to do it at the time – but I had a busy month ahead, full of a lot of fun in the sun, travels, family visiting, etc… and truth be told I was afraid if I didn’t sign up for it – I would totally let myself fall off track. I began the challenge on July 4th with the mindset to CONTROL THE CONTROLLABLE.

Throughout the 21-days of the challenge I enjoyed:

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My daughter’s 5th birthday, 2 other birthday parties, one week of family visiting, a baseball game, family reunion, my best friend’s wedding (out of town I may add!), and typical Summer “STUFF”.

Was I perfect?

Oh heck no!

Did I enjoy the cake and cookies?

Oh heck yes!

BUT >>> I never missed my workout OR my shakeology in those 21 days.

This challenge was about enjoying myself without losing myself.

And I am happy to say – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

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If I can lend any piece of advice to you – its to LIVE LIFE HAPPILY.

Treat your body the way it was designed to be treated.
Stay active, have fun, fuel up with clean, nutrient dense foods at least 80% of the time and more importantly don’t let a “diet” run your life.

Make it your LIFESTYLE and you’ll never feel trapped.

Here’s to enjoying the final month of SUMMER with confidence and cookies!!!

If you are looking to make a change and would like some help getting there let me be your LIGHT.

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I run accountability groups every month to help other people get started on their journeys and find the balance I once longed for and now achieved.

Fill out the application below if you’re interested in learning more about what I offer!

Sweating for the Wedding Success

Nothing – NOTHING can beat that message you get when someone reaches out to you sharing their weightless successes knowing that YOU had a huge play in that! That FEELING…that FEELING of knowing that you helped change their lives is priceless…and that’s exactly what I got when Kelly shared her 34 pound weightless with me!!!

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Kelly and I had connected through social media leading up to her wedding. She got started but hadn’t yet committed but when that dress fitting came around she realized it was crunch time!!!

Needless to say, she was fueled by her quickly approaching wedding date and bound and determined to look and feel her best on her big day!
With a combo of the 21-day fix followed by a round of the Fix Extreme, and commitment to our challenge group – Kelly worked hard to shred off 34…yes 3-4 pounds in the 9 weeks leading up to her wedding!
👉We’re there off days? Sure!
👉Missed workouts and cheat meals? Of course!
👉A super fun bachelorette party and wedding shower day…it looked like it!
But regardless she would always jump right back in and I think it’s pretty safe to say she won the day!!! I am so proud of her accomplishments and the confidence she has gained to stand tall on her day and SHINE BRIGHT!!!
But here’s the thing… you don’t NEED a “big day” to change your life. Sure, those life events often trigger the mind to make that decision along with a new baby and other transitions in life but no matter what – you have the power to become a better YOU. To be happy, healthy & confident from the inside out and I would love to help you get there!
If you’re interested in learning more about the 21-day fix workout program and the challenge group that Kelly committed to which helped her get incredible results then fill out the application below.
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REQUIREMENTS:
Must not already be working with a coach
Must be ready to make a change and invest in your health & overall fitness
Must select a workout program that they will enjoy and commit to at least 30 days of fueling your body with the healthiest meal of the day, Shakeology!
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21 Day Fix Extreme Results

Last Sunday I wrapped up my first round of the 21-day fix extreme. To be honest, at first, I felt like I totally failed. My weight remained the SAME. Unchanged in 3 weeks with what is truly one of the most amazing programs combining effective 30 minute at-home workouts with easy to follow nutrition. You get a little bit of everything but I didn’t get the “extreme” results that I’ve seen others share…

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So how did this happen…I didn’t follow the nutrition! I started this program looking for ABS and although I still believe this program will help me get there…it didn’t happen, not this time. I let life events get in my way…stress, personal health issues, social get togethers…my WHY wasn’t big enough. But at the same time – I’m still HAPPY with my results even though I didn’t meet my initial goal of killer ABS. 

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^I did lose an inch off my waist, belly button and hips.
^I learned that cod and tilapia at 10am can become a meal and cold veggies travel well smile emoticon
^I learned that one pound of cinnamon roasted almonds in 3 days will make you feel extremely bloated!
^And coconut oil is a staple in my daily life!

So while I’d love to show you an amazing 21 day transformation – I can’t…I don’t have one! But what I can share is something else this program helped me realize. As I scanned through my before and after pictures and my stats I realized something that I didn’t realize at the beginning. I actually started this program 2 pounds HEAVIER than I was a year ago when I wasn’t even working out or eating clean – say WHAT?!?!

On the left: Last February, the day before I started my very first challenge group and started a journey that would leave a lasting impact on my life, and all those around me! Happy – YES! Healthy? Not even close!

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On the right: This February the day before I started the 21-Day Fix EXTREME…a year into my own journey as a Beachbody coach working continuously to be the best version of me. Happy? Heck yes! Healthy? You better believe it!!!!

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**I can carry the 70+pounds of my kiddos on my hips, up and down the stairs with ease…
**I can give my kiddos horsey rides all throughout the house…their giggles alone are enough to help me stay HEALTHY
**I’ve learned to BALANCE..we bake cookies and we bake sweet potatoes…we go out for pizza and we go out for delicious salads
**We exercise, we have fun, and we live our life to its fullest and I help others do the same!!!

There’s always a story, there’s always more than meets the eye – DIG DEEP and find what you’re living for – what makes your light SHINE BRIGHT.

For me…its my health and happiness!

I know I’m not perfect but its progress…and I’m going to be progressing forward!!! If you want to join me on this journey comment below or send me a PM…like I always say – THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS!!!

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I still think I can get the results I’m dreaming of and I’m going to give it another go! We have lots of fun and some family travels coming up and we also have our ALL EXPENSE PAID vacation to Cancun with my Beachbody family in April…so I will be doing this again and I will get those CUT ABS!!!

If you are interested in this program, the original 21-day fix or any other workout program and would like to get 1:1 coaching and support along with motivation and accountability, please fill out my challenge and accountability application below! I will share tips and recipes and I will help you with the one thing I always found so difficult – MEAL PLANNING!  Remember – your health and fitness success is 80% nutrition. You can get all the results and support you need right in your own home – and you don’t have to do it alone!